John Cena was interviewed. He said he hadn’t been WWE champion for 10 months but “son of a mustard sandwich” (really, he said that and whoever scripted that should be slapped), he would win the belt tonight in the Cage and once again, “The champ would be here.” The Cena promos continue to be lame.
They aired a really good video piece on the Rey vs. Cody feud.
Falls Count Anywhere: Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
Rhodes took the mic and told fans to put paper bags on their head because they are extremely ugly. Some fans did it. Dopes!
Rhodes attacked Rey right at the bell. Rey slipped underneath and nailed several kicks. Rhodes slipped down and punched Rey. Rey came back with flying headscissors, sending Rhodes to the floor. Rey then slid out of the ring and nailed headscissors to the floor as well.
Cody cut off Rey as he came at him in the aisle, nailing him with punches and kicks., He dragged Rey to the stage and tried to throw him into one of the digital screens but Rey tossed him in instead. Rhodes went to the floor, where Rey nailed a Thesz Press off the stage to the floor for a two count.
They battled on the floor. Cody nailed an atomic drop onto one of the walls in front of a section of fans. They battled through the crowd. Rhodes slammed Rey backwards into the wall. Rey came back with a kick to the face. He dragged Rhodes up into the stairway of the arena. Cody fought back with a headbutt. He placed Rey through one of the handrails and locked on a Boston Crab. Pretty creative idea. He let Rey go and continued beating him as he dragged Rey up the stairs. He slammed Rey’s arm into another handrail, then peppered him with punches.
They battled into the tunnel and ended up in the lobby area. Rey tackled Cody into a trashcan. Rhodes smacked the concrete hard. Rey nailed him with the rubber top of the trash can and covered him for a two count. They battled into a bar area. Rey tried to toss Cody into a mirror. Cody cut him off and jumped off the bar with a leaping kick to the face. They continued to battle around the bar. Rey nailed a flying bodypress off onto Rhodes for a two count. The fans nearby were chanting that it was awesome.
Rhodes tried to make his way back into the arena but Rey nailed him in the tunnel. Cody made his way down the stairs but Rey caught him halfway down. Rey went to nail a dive but Rhodes didn’t realize it and headed towards the ringside area. Rey followed and nailed Rey, hiptossing him over the barricade back into the railing.
They battled back and forth on the floor. Rhodes wheelbarrowed him and slammed Rey into the ring steps for a two count. Rhodes deadlifted him back into the ring. Rey nailed a springboard bodypress for a two count as he tried to mount a comeback. He charged Cody and was backdropped onto the apron. Rey landed on his feet and nailed a headbutt off the top for a two count. Rey set up Cody for the 619 and exposed the knee brace, wanting to hurt Cody but was cut off before he could nail the move.
Rhodes hung Rey up on the ropes and kicked him low. He then nailed an overhead sidewalk slam on Rey for a two count. Cody stomped away on Rey in the corner as fans chanted for the 619 to rally Rey. Cody set up Rey on the top rope and worked him over with several elbows. Rey kicked him off. Cody charged and Rey spewed mist into Rhodes’ face!
Rey nailed a 619 and scored the pin.
Your winner, The Great Mysterio!
Really entertaining brawl here. Much better than their bout at Wrestlemania. The crowd loved the stuff on the outside.
Backstage, all the babyface Divas were talking. Layla walked in. They all stopped and stared. She said that she knows they don’t like her. She said that tonight may be her last night here and she said she just wanted to apologize them if she ever offended her. Kelly Kelly told her that they don’t like her, but they like Michelle McCool even less so she wishes her luck. Layla left and the Divas all noted that was pretty honest of her.
Loser Leaves WWE: Layla El vs. Michelle McCool
McCool attacked Layla from behind, dumping her to the floor. She tossed Layla back in and drilled her with a kick to the head for a two count. McCool grabbed Layla but Layla fired back with a series of stiff punches. McCool dumped her out of the ring. She followed but Layla slammed her into a table. McCool cut her back off and kicked her stiffly in the gut.
McCool tossed her back in the ring and covered Layla for a two count. Layla ducked a big boot and kicked McCool several times, covering her for a two count. McCool started to beg off but Layla grabbed her and kicked Michelle. Michelle came back with a belly to belly suplex for a two count.
McCool kicked her out of the ring. She charged Layla on the floor with a kick but Layla moved and McCool was caught on the barricade. Layla tried to pull her up on the barricade but McCool slammed her down to the floor. McCool went for a move out the corner but Layla cut her off and nailed a sitdown Diamondust for a two count.
McCool came back with a kick to the face for a one count. McCool went for the Styles Clash, but Layla slipped out, kicked her and nailed a neckbreaker. McCool got her foot on the rope at the last second to break the count. McCool came back with a knee to the head for a two count.
Layla used a double leg takedown. She went to roll over for a pinfall but McCool reversed it into a sunset flip. She turned it into the Styles Clash and nailed it. She was too spent to cover Layla but once she did Layla turned it into a crucifix for a three count.
Your winner, Layla!
Both women were bawling when it was over.
They worked really hard and did a good back and forth pace here and were given a lot more leeway than your usual Divas match. As we broke a few days ago in the Elite section, this was McCool's exit from the company.
After the match, McCool was crying in the ring and out came Kharma (Awesome Kong) for her official WWE debut. The announcers put her over a huge, monstrous woman and they used the type of camera angle for her entrance they save for Big Show and other monsters. McCool was scared to death as Kharma came to the ring.
Kharma entered the ring as McCool tried to beg off. Kharma stared her down as McCool tried to back up and escape. The former Kong nailed the Implantbuster (you know that name will be changed) on McCool and left her laying.
No, THAT was McCool's exit.
They showed all the other Divas staring, worried, at the monitor.
They showed Alberto Del Rio trying to get Ricardo to announce him as the new champion just right.
Ladder Match to determine new World champion: Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio
They battled back and forth at the bell. Del Rio got the better early. Big “Let’s go Christian” chant. Del Rio drilled Christian with a headbutt. He slammed Christian and went towards the outside. Christian stopped him and nailed a series of rights. Cole was giving Alberto credit for ending Edge’s career.
Christian went to the middle rope and came off with a flying back elbow. He went to the outside for a ladder but was cut off and slammed into the apron. Del Rio kicked Christian and kicked him under the ring. He grabbed a ladder but Christian emerged on the other side of the ring and nailed dropkick through the ropes on Del Rio.
Christian set the ladder up and began climbing it but Del Rio pulled his legs out from under him and Christian crashed to the mat. Del Rio started climbing up but Christian tipped the ladder. Del Rio landed on his feet and nailed an enziguri on Christian and worked him over with kicks.
Del Rio grabbed a ladder to nail Christian but as he lifted it overhead, Christian popped him in the face and backdropped him over the ropes. Christian grabbed a ladder but Del Rio tripped him up. Christian fell to the mat. Del Rio pulled him to the outside. Del Rio bridged a ladder between the ring and the announcing table. Del Rio tried to suplex Christian onto it but Christian slipped out and tried to catapult Del Rio. Del Rio kicked him off, sending Christian into the ring steps. You could see blood coming from the scrape on Christian’s back.
They battled back and forth. Christian went to the top but was shoved off by Del Rio, who was on the apron. Christian landed on a ladder set up on the outside and came off with a bodypress. Nice sequence. Christian started climbing a ladder in the middle but was cut off by Del Rio. Alberto slammed him head-first into the ladder.
Del Rio set up a ladder in the corner, wedging it under the top turnbuckle. He went to grab Christian, who fired back with a series of rights. Del Rio went for the Cross armbreaker but Christian slipped out and went for the Tomakaze. Del Rio slipped out but was flapjacked onto the ladder.
Alberto pulled himself up on the apron. Christian charged at him with a ladder, sending Alberto to the floor. Christian set up a ladder in the center of the ring and began pulling himself up. Del Rio threw another ladder at Christian, nailing him in the back. Ouch. Alberto drilled Christian off the ladder and began stomping the hell out of him. He locked in an armbar and yanked backward, trying to set him up for the cross armbreaker. He then slammed Christian’s arm into a ladder. Del Rio grabbed a smaller ladder and broke it down over Christian’s arm.
Del Rio set up the larger ladder in the corner and whipped Christian into it. He charged Christian with a smaller ladder but was drop toehold-ed into the corner, eating ladder. Christian set up the ladder and climbed up. Del Rio followed but was fought off. Christian tried to grab the belt but Del Rio grabbed him in a powerbomb attempt. Christian turned it into a rana and Del Rio ended up on the outside. He nailed Christian and tried to grab Christian to pull him out but was instead backdropped into the ring on one of the ladders.
Christian set up a ladder in the corner to drive it down on Del Rio but was instead nailed with a leaping enziguiri. Christian fell forward off the top, tumbling down with the ladder. That looked nasty. Del Rio set up the ladder and started ascending it. Christian shoved the ladder off but Del Rio landed on his feet and immediately took out Christian. Christian was sent to the floor. Ricardo grabbed a chair and handed it to Del Rio. He went to place it on Christian’s arm but was kicked off and hit his head on the ring post.
Inside the ring, Christian waited for Del Rio to recover and speared him. The place went nuts for the homage to Edge.
Christian set up the ladder and climbed up but Del Rio grabbed his legs and pulled him through, trapping him inside one of the rungs. Del Rio almost reached the belt but Christian pulled himself through and tipped the ladder. Del Rio crashed into the corner. Del Rio nailed Christian with a ladder as he charged him in the corner.
Del Rio set up Christian on the ladder that was bridged on the outide. He went for a back senton splash off the ropes but Christian moved. That was sick.
Christian made it to the top but Brodus Clay hit the ring and tipped the ladder. Christian was left dangling with the belt. Clay pulled him down. Clay tried to send Christian into a ladder but Christian slipped out and Clay ate the ladder. Christian nailed him with the smaller ladder, sending him to the floor. Christian then turned into a kick from Del Rio and was locked into a rolling armbreaker. Christian was bleeding at this point and went to the floor. I think they were cleaning him up as it wasn’t a planned deal.
Del Rio set up the ladder and made it to the top only to be distracted by Edge driving a jeep into the Arena, honking the horn. Del Rio was distracted and Christian tipped him over, sending him into Clay and Ricardo on the floor. Del Rio almost got caught up in the ropes, which could have been a disaster. Edge ran to ringside. Christian climbed to the top and pulled down the World title.
Your winner and new World champion, Christian!
An excellent ladder match.
Christian looked like the happiest man in the world when he won the belt. He celebrated on the top of the ladder and then embraced Edge when he made his way back to the ring. Edge left to allow his best friend to have the moment. Christian was crying in the ring as he celebrated.