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LIVE NOTES FROM WRESTLEMANIA 23; RIC FLAIR WRESTLES IN A PPV DARK MATCH

By Mike Johnson on 2007-04-01 18:55:00

Mike Johnson is live at Wrestlemania, and will be sending in notes from the event throughout the evening. 

*There was a small "Cena sucks" chant before the show.

*All of the brand ring announcers came out.

*They aired a music video on WWE's popularity worldwide putting over what looks to be a new company slogan, "WWE is Pop Culture".  It was the same video shown to the company's stockholders at the annual meeting recently.

*They introduced the announcers next.  Joey Styles jumped up and down as he walked to the ramp.  There was polite applause for everyone until Jim Ross came out.  Ross got a huge standing ovation.  Jerry Lawler followed, receiving another nice response.

*In a dark match Ric Flair & Carlito defeated Gregory Helms and WWE Cruiserweight champ Chavo Guerrero.  The lunberjacks were everyone from all three brands not booked, even Vito.  They had to have cracked a lumberjack record.  Chavo was dropkicked the apron by Carlito, caught by Snitsky and pressed and slammed into the ring.  Carlito pinned Helms.  Nothing of note.

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