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Welcome to PWInsider.com's coverage of WWE's The Bash. We will be updating this page throughout the evening with results from the show, so check back often.
The Bash opened with a video package that focused on the main events, but mostly the "Three Stages Of Hell" storyline from this past Monday.
ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer vs. Christian vs. Fit Finlay vs. Jack Swagger vs. Mark Henry in a Championship Scramble match.
The time between entrants for the Scramble has been changed from five minutes to three, so it will be a 12-minute match. Christian and Jack Swagger are the first two participants. They locked up at the bell, with Swagger hitting a knee to the gut and working over Christian in a corner. Swagger lifted Christian for a backdrop and Christian tried to go into a sunset flip, but Swagger yanked Christian off the mat. Christian hit some right hands, but Swagger lifted Christian into a powerslam for a two count. Swagger applied an abdominal stretch, then hit a gutbuster. Swagger put Christian on the top turnbuckle, but Christian kicked him and went for a tornado DDT. Swagger blocked it, and Christian applied a sleeper, but Swagger spun Christian off and applied a front facelock. Swagger hit some punches, then put Christian on the top rope again. Christian kicked Swagger away, then hit a top rope dropkick for a two count. Christian hit Swagger with a pendulum kick.
Finlay was the next entrant.
Finlay hit Christian and Swagger with clotheslines, then threw Christian on top of Swagger. Finlay hit a rolling Samoan Drop on Swagger and kicked him tot he floor. Christian grabbed Finlay with a small package, but Finlay kicked out, hit a forearm and a sitdown splash for a two count. Finlay hit a clothesline, but Christian kicked him and delivered a second rope back elbow for a two count. Swagger pulled Christian from the ring and threw him into the security wall. Finlay kicked Swagger between the ropes. They got back in the ring, and Swagger poked Finlay in the eye. Swagger then rolled up Finlay for a pin.
Swagger has the advantage.
Christian shoulderblocked Swagger from the apron and hit a slingshot sunset flip for a two count. A doctor was checking Finlay's eye at ringside. Christian and Swagger traded counters on their finishers, then Christian gave Swagger a reverse DDT for a two count. Swagger came back with a uranage on Christian.
Tommy Dreamer was the next entrant.
Dreamer clotheslined Swagger and hit Christian as he came off the top rope. Dreamer bulldogged Swagger, then gave Christian a spinebuster for a two count. Dreamer gave Swagger a neckbreaker, then put Christian in a Tree Of Woe. Dreamer dropkicked Christian in the Tree. Swagger threw Dreamer into Christian, but Christian was falling out of the Tree, and the crowd groaned. Swagger threw Dreamer to the floor and tossed him into the announce table. Finlay threw Swagger into the ringpost, then the ring. Swagger charged Finlay, who side stepped it and Swagger went into the ringpost. Finlay gave Swagger the Celtic Cross for the pin.
Finlay has the advantage.
Christian kicked Finlay for a cover, but he kicked out. Dreamer gave Finlay a back elbow. Christian tripped Dreamer to the mat. Christian went to the top rope, but Dreamer met him there and went for a superplex. Christian blocked it, and Swagger decked Dreamer, then went to the top and tried to superplex Christian. Christian blocked it as well.
Mark Henry was the final entrant. The final period is five minutes long.
Henry clotheslined Dreamer, then powerbombed Swagger, who was superplexing Christian, and they crashed into Dreamer. Henry knocked Swagger out of the ring and press slammed Christian to the floor. Henry hit Finlay, then caught Dreamer off the ropes and powerslammed him for the win.
Henry has the advantage.
Everyone started ganging up on Henry, except Dreamer, who was down. Henry got knocked out of the ring, then Christian knocked Swagger out and rolled up Finlay for a two count. Finlay threw Christian out of the ring, then dove onto Swagger with a tope. Dreamer jumped off the ring apron with a senton into Swagger. Christian hit a springboard from inside the ring out, hitting Dreamer. Mark Henry teased climbing the ropes. Swagger got in the ring behind Henry and clipped his knee. Swagger gave Henry a reverse splash off the middle rope for a three count.
Swagger has the advantage.
Swagger tried to keep Dreamer, Finlay and Christian from getting in the ring. Henry hit Swagger form behind and gave him a guillotine slide on the ropes. Dreamer and Finlay knocked down Henry. Christian gave Swagger a Killswitch, but Dreamer broke it up and DDT'd Christian for a pin.
Dreamer has the advantage.
Finlay, Swagger, and Christian all attempted quick covers, with Dreamer breaking them up (or kicking out). Finlay DDT'd Swagger, but Henry broke it up and covered, but Dreamer pulled him off. Dreamer DDT'd Henry, then Christian dropkicked Dreamer. Christian went for a second rope sunset flip on Dreamer, who kicked out. There was a mad rush for one more cover by everyone, but no one got it as the clock ran out.
Winner: Tommy Dreamer.
They aired the Gillette Fusion commercial with John Cena and Vince McMahon. I guess that makes up for not seeing it on Raw last week.
Backstage, Edge approached Theodore R. Long, saying that since Vince McMahon put him on "probation", Long should think "outside the box" and make the Punk vs. Hardy match a Triple Threat match with him added. Edge said it was a "crime" he wasn't on the PPV. Long refused, and Edge said he should reconsider, or Long would end up like Vickie Guerrero (out of a job).
Title vs. Mask: Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio.
They reviewed the history between Jericho and Mysterio as Rey made his entrance. They noted in the introductions that if Rey lost, he would have to unmask "forever."
Jericho tried to grab the mask at the bell, but Mysterio hit some punches. Jericho applied a headlock and trash talked, but Rey broke out of it, only to be shoulderblocked down. Rey leapfrogged a charging Jericho, then hit a boot in a corner, and a rana that sent Jericho to the floor. Mysterio went for a baseball slide, but Jericho caught it and swung Rey into the security wall. Jericho rammed Rey into the ring apron. Mysterio crawled back into the ring and Jericho catapulted him into the bottom rope. Jericho stomped Rey, then delivered a vertical suplex for a two count. Jericho applied a crossface chickenwing, but Rey elbowed out of it. Jericho put Rey on the top rope for a back superplex, but then went for the mask instead. Rey elbowed Jericho to the mat, then hit a top rope senton. Rey ran the ropes, but Jericho grabbed him in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker.
Jericho kicked Rey in the head, then put him in the corner and choked him with his boot. Jericho rammed Rey face first into a turnbuckle, then dropkicked him to the floor. Rey got on the apron and Jericho went to suplex him back in, but Rey floated over and hit some punches. He went for a backdrop and Jericho drove a knee into his head, then dropkicked him on the mat. Jericho applied a double chickenwing, but Rey kicked out of it, then dropkicked the knee of a charging Jericho, sending him through the ropes and to the floor. Mysterio dove off the top rope and hit Jericho with a senton on the floor.
Mysterio rolled Jericho back in the ring and hit a springboard bodypress for a two count. Mysterio leapfrogged Jericho, then used a headscissors to send him into a turnbuckle. Rey then springboarded off one rope, dropping into an Arabian Press off another, for a two count. Rey went for a Quebrada moonsault, but Jericho caught it and powerslammed Mysterio for a two count. Jericho missed a charge in the corner, and Rey hit a top rope moonsault on a standing Jericho for a two count. Rey went for a rana, but Jericho dropped him to the mat and hooked his legs, applying the Walls Of Jericho in the center of the ring. Mysterio struggled and made the ropes for a break.
Jericho charged Rey, who sidestepped him and sent him over the top rope. Jericho landed on the apron, and Rey kicked him so he would fall over the middle rope. Rey went for a 619, but Jericho dropped to the floor to dodge it, then clotheslined Rey from the apron. Jericho went to the top rope, but Rey crotched him. Rey went for a top rope rana, but Jericho blocked it and superbombed him to the mat, then put his feet on the ropes, but only got a two count. Jericho went for a Lionsault, but Mysterio moved out of the way. Rey hit a rana for a two count. Rey dropkicked Jericho into 619 position. Jericho blocked the move and went for the Torture Rack, but Rey spun out of it and hit a tornado DDT for a two count.
Rey began kicking Jericho's legs. Rey went for a springboard, but Jericho caught him with a Codebreaker as he came off the ropes. Jericho crawled onto Rey, but Mysterio kicked out at two. Jericho argued the count, then kicked Rey in the back. Jericho threw Mysterio in a corner, then put him on the top rope. Jericho headbutted Mysterio twice, then stood on the top rope, but Mysterio pulled away and Jericho fell to the mat. Mysterio dropkicked Jericho into 619 position, and hit the move. Rey then went for a springboard rana, but Jericho caught it and put him in the Walls of Jericho. Mysterio rolled under Jericho, then went up and over him for a sunset flip. They traded reversals on a sunset flip for two counts, and Jericho pulled out of it with Rey's mask in his hands. However, Rey had a second mask on. Rey gave an enzugiri to a stunned Jericho, sending him into the ropes, hit a 619, then dropped a springboard splash on him for the pin at the 16 minute mark.
Winner and new Intercontinental Champion: Rey Mysterio.
They recapped the McMahon-Trump confrontation from last week's Raw.
Coverage continued on the next page.
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