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Recap of Batista/HHH/Flair from last week.
Intro…Flair vs. Batista tonight.
Recap of HBK/Angle from last week.
HBK comes down to the ring. He starts talking about when Angle jumped him, then mentioned his trip to SD last week, and shows the footage. Angle is on the tron, and he is at the WWE studios in Conn. Angle says that his problem with HBK goes back to 1996. After he won a gold medal with a broken-frickin- neck, everyone was asking him when is he going to go pro…and asked what he thought of the HBK/Hitman Iron Man match. It made him sick. If Angle has been around as long as HBK has, he wouldn’t been better then him, and in the next 4 weeks, he will accomplish everything that HBK accomplished in his full career. Angle reminds HBK that it’s hard to hit sweet chin music when his ankle is snapped in two.
WWE Rewind – HHH hitting a Pedigree on The Hurricane.
Triple H vs. Rosey
Rosey gets in the ring, and pummels away on HHH. Rosey slams HHH near the corner, and Rosey goes for a Vader Bomb…wait…no, Rosey goes for a MOONSAULT…but misses. HHH’s mean streak kicks in, and they fall to the outside, and HHH sends Rosey into the ringsteps. Back it the ring, HHH nails a spinebuster, then hits the Pedigree for the duke.
Winner – HHH
HHH goes under the ring, and grabs a sledgehammer. He gets back in the ring, and nails Rosey right in the gut. They bring medics out and a stretcher to take Rosey away.
Flair is bummed about having to face Batista later tonight, but HHH sikes him up, and tells him that he will be there, along with he friend Sledgy (HHH didn’t really call the sledgehammer Sledgy).
Shelton, Benoit, Jericho, Christian, and Edge are all in Bischoff’s office. Bischoff announces a 6 man ladder match, between the 5 of them, and one more. Bischoff calls it the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Money In The Bank’ Ladder Match, with the winner will get a title shot anytime they want in the next year. All of them will be in action against each other tonight, as Shelton will face Benoit, Jericho will face Edge, and Christian will face the other person in the match…next.
Orton with Stacy. He will make a WM challenge tonight.
Christian (w/ Tyson Tomko) vs. KANE
KANE is the mystery contender in the ladder match. Christian attacks him as he is getting in the ring, but KANE quickly fights back. Christian distracts the ref, and Tomko attacks. KANE fights back again, nailing the top rope clothesline, then nails the choke slam for the pin.
Winner – KANE
Tomko gets the ladder that was at ringside, and drills KANE.
Chris Jericho vs. Edge
Back and forth action, there’s a sign in the crowd that says ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Edge speared Lita.’ HAHA. JR is talking about how Edge has made some poor career choices.
We come back and Edge nails a SUPERPLEX on Jericho. They continue to go back and forth, then Jericho tries to lock on the Walls, but Edge kicks out of it, and Jericho falls back into the ref. Edge gets the ladder in the ring, and goes after Jericho, but Jericho drop toe’s Edge. Jericho nails a Lionsault, but there is no ref. Jericho tries to get him up, but Edge takes the ladder and nails Jericho in the balls, then hits the Educution for the pin.
Winner – Edge
Coach with Bischoff. Bischoff says that the next 2 weeks, Batista and HHH will pick each other’s opponents.
Orton in the ring, and he wants to remind us all that he first made his name as a Legend Killer, and at WM, he wants to kill the biggest Legend of them all, and he wants to face The Undertaker. Bischoff comes out and thinks it’s a great idea, and says that this will make him look great in front of the board. Randy then reminds us all that Bischoff’s Nitro defeated RAW 88 straight weeks in the ratings. Randy then says that that kind of makes Bischoff a legend in his own right…then nails a RKO.
WrestleMania 21 Card
Chris Benoit vs. Shelton Benjamin
Shelton is quick, but Benoit quickly gets him out on the floor, and he goes for a suicide dive, however, Shelton moves and Benoit goes head first into the ladder!! Back in the ring, Shelton hits the frontward bulldog for 2. Shelton goes for his spinning heel kick, but Benoit ducks, and he drops on Shelton, and locks on the Crossface for the pin.
Winner – Benoit
Hassan and Daivari are upset that Hassan won’t be on the WM card, and they are complaining to Bischoff…by the way, the 747 won last weeks vote.
Regal and Tajiri are looking at Christy’s Playboy. Trish takes it away from them.
Christy comes down to the ring, as they recap the revealing of her Playboy cover. Christy calls out Trish because she has something to say. Trish teases her a bit, but the Christy challenges her to a match at WM for the title. Trish accepts, but wants to know what makes Christy think she can even come close to beating her at WM. Christy says that she has been training to wrestle. Trish laughs it off, asking if Hugh Heffner is giving wrestling tips now. Christy tells her that it’s someone Trish knows really well…and LITA’S MUSIC HITS!!!! Lita hobbles down to the ring, and gets in Trish’s face. Christy comes from behind Trish, and nails a reverse ToF!
HHH and Flair walk toward the ring, but Bischoff stops them to take Sledgy away.
JR announces that Batista has chosen Benoit to face HHH next week.
Ric Flair (w/ HHH) vs. Batista
Batista overpowers Flair to start. HHH distracts Batista, then Flair chop blocks him. Flair works on the knee a bit, then locks on the Figure 4, but Batista quickly reverses it. Batista with a big time spinebuster, then HHH runs in the ring, but Batista tosses him out, then nails the Demon Bomb for the pin on Flair.
Winner – Batista
HHH gets back in the ring, and chop blocks Batista, and gets another sledgehammer from under the ring. He goes to hit Batista with it, but Batista catches it, and tears it away from HHH, then breaks the handle over his knee. HHH looks like he is scared shitless, and he scampers away.