Tonight we start with a look back at Kane’s comments last week to the Undertaker.
We are live on tape from Baltimore, Maryland and your announcers are Todd ‘Quote the Raven, Nevermore’ and Matt ‘John Waters’ Striker.
Matt and Todd wonder what condition Undertaker will be in tonight for his match against CM Punk.
Undertaker is already in the ring and he says that his brother Kane has always been a disturbed freak of nature. There were so many times that he had to protect Kane, not just from others but from himself. Taker says that he will have no regrets when he does what he has to do at Night of Champions. Kane attacked his own flesh and blood like a coward. Kane left him beaten, battered, and unconscious. Kane has given himself a false sense of confidence. He thinks that he has the tide of momentum on his side. Kane thinks that he has the power of the darkness. Taker says that power is his and he is still in control. Taker says that at Night of Champions, he will Kane some memories. They won’t be pleasant. Kane will remember the night that his older, wiser brother stopped his reign of terror. He will always remember his more evil, dominant brother took back his World Heavyweight Title. That brings him to why he is here.
He has something to say to Kane. When the time comes and they finally come face to face, he will know that they will open the gates of hell and unleash everything that they have on each other. He says that he can’t wait. He can’t wait for that night, but a fight of that magnitude, there are no rules that can contain them. There are no rules that will be able to stop them. Taker tells Kane that when they fight, and it will be a fight, it must be No Holds Barred. Taker wants to know what his little brother has to say. He wants to know if Kane is in and if he is confident.
We don’t hear from Kane, but we do hear from CM Punk who comes out to applaud Taker’s comments. Punk wants everyone to show the legend all of the adulation he deserves. The crowd complies and gives Taker a standing ovation. Punk says that if you are creature of the night or a fan of the phenom, he wants them to bask in what Taker is providing. Punk says that this is the dead man’s moment and he earned it. Punk says that they both know that these people will never see the Undertaker again. Punk says that he enjoys a good sibling rivalry. Punk says that he has been enjoying this saga. There is nothing that brings a smile to his face than seeing Taker on his own downward spiral. Punk says that he doesn’t see anything phenomenal in the ring. He sees a beat up, broken down man who has had one too many fights. He sees a man who has finally bitten off more than he can chew. He finally sees a man who is more delusional than the selfish, drunken, worthless people in the audience.
Taker says that when he sees CM Punk, he sees his next victim.
Punk says that is not the case. He says that Taker’s threats don’t have the panache they used to have. It is because there is doubt in his voice. Punk says that when he beats Taker tonight, he will be sending a message. He will be sending a message to his opponent at Night of Champions, the Big Show. He will be sending a message to the dead man. That message is simple. The power of the WWE Universe and the seven foot five hundred pound giant, and the power of the dark side cannot compare to the power of straight edge.
Taker tells Punk to come down and try. The results will be the same as always because Punk will fail.
Punk says that he seems to remember when Taker was one hundred percent, he made Taker tap out. He asks Taker what he thinks he will do in Taker’s weakened position.
Taker says that he knows what is going to happen. Punk is going to REST . . . IN . . . PEACE.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see highlights from last week when Montel Vontavious Porter mercilessly attacked Jack Swagger Senior last week on Smackdown in the All American American VIP Lounge.
Match Number One: Jack Swagger versus Montel Vontavious Porter
Swagger with a waist lock and take down and then he connects with crossfaces to the head. Swagger punches Porter and pushes him into the corner. Swagger with an Irhs whip but Porter floats over and then hits a running clothesline. Porter with a kick and suplex and then he floats over and punches Swagger until the referee pulls him off. Porter kicks Swagger to the floor and then he rolls him back into the ring. Porter with two German suplexes followed by a drop toe hold and a running knee to the back of the head for a near fall. Porter charges into the corner but Swagger with a clothesline. Swagger with an Irish whip and a running clothesline to the back of the head. Swagger with another clothesline to the back of the head and he gets a near fall. Swagger works on the arms and back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger runs into an elbow but Porter runs into a big boot. Swagger tries for the double jump Swagger Bomb but he lands on Porter’s knees. Porter with an overhead belly-to-belly throw and then Porter with the running boot into the corner and Porter is only able to get a two count. Porter with punches to Swagger and then he sends Swagger into the air and he lands face first on the mat. Porter with a few clotheslines followed by a double thrust to the throat and then he hits the facebuster. Porter hits the Ballin’ Elbow and then Swagger goes to the floor before he can hit the Play of the Day. Porter goes to the floor and Swagger with a drop kick into the steps and the steps hit Porter in the knees. Swagger sends Porter’s ankle into the ring post. They return to the ring and Swagger clips Porter and then he applies the ankle lock and Porter taps.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Michelle and Layla are in the back trying to figure out who looks better while Kaval is sitting behind them. They talk about how funny it is that Teddy thinks that only Layla can face Melina at Night of Champions. They say that Teddy Long is always wrong. Layla talks about the stipulation in the contract thanks to Vickie that either of them can face Melina. Michelle talks about the look on Melina’s face when she gets in the ring. Layla says that she is facing Melina. Michelle says that she is facing Melina. Michelle says that she has beaten Melina a gazillion times. Layla says that she beat Melina twice. Michelle says that it was with her help.
Kaval tells them to calm down because it is his first night on Smackdown. Kaval mocks Michelle and Layla’s conversation, and then it is time for a rewind. They tell Kaval that he wouldn’t be there if it wasn’t for them. Everyone wanted to see them and not him. Layla and Michelle mock Kaval. Kaval says that he has heard enough and he has a match to get ready for.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look back at the season premiere of NXT: The Divas.
It is time to take a look back at the history between Kane and Undertaker.
Matt Hardy is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio for his match.
We have footage from last week’s Raw when Alberto had his I Got Rid of Rey Fiesta only to be interrupted by Christian.
Match Number Dos: Alberto Del Rio versus Matt Hardy
They lock up and Hardy backs Del Rio into the turnbuckles. Del Rio with a kick out of the break followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Del Rio with a front face lock but Hardy with an Irish whip and running clothesline followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Hardy with a punch and then Del Rio tries for a splash into the ropes abut Hardy moves and Del Rio goes to the floor. Hardy with a baseball slide and then he goes to the floor. Hardy slams Del Rio’s head into the apron and then Del Rio with an enzuigiri that knocks Hardy off the apron as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a reverse chin lock and they are back in the ring. Del Rio sends Hardy back to the mat thanks to a handful of Hardy’s hair. Del Rio with a kick to Hardy and then he chokes him in the ropes. Del Rio with a kick to the leg and then he hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Del Rio with a cravate into a reverse chin lock. Hardy with elbows and punches followed by a sunset flip for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to Hardy’s head and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with kicks to the ribs and then he chokes Hardy in the ropes. Del Rio with a knee to the midsection and then he slams Hardy and gets a near fall. Del Rio returns to the reverse chin lock. Hardy with punches but Del Rio grabs the hair Hardy with more punches. Hardy with clotheslines followed by a Side Effect and Hardy gets a near fall. Hardy waits for Del Rio to get to his feet and he hits a clothesline or two in the corner and then he hits a third one and he tries for the bulldog but Del Rio escapes and he kicks Hardy. Hardy with an inverted DDT and side slam combination followed by a standing power slam. Hardy goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault and he hits it but Del Rio is able to kick out.
Hardy with an Irish whip but Del Rio floats over. Hardy sets for what appears to be an Acid Drop but Del Rio escapes and sends Hardy into the turnbuckles. Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles but Hardy stops Alberto. Hardy tries for a superplex but each man with head butts and Del Rio goes to the floor but he pulls Hardy with him and Hardy’s arm gets caught on the top rope. Del Rio sends Hardy into the ring post and then he hits the cross arm breaker and Hardy taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Alberto starts to work on the arm again but Christian comes to the ring and Alberto leaves the ring.
We take a look at Legendary, which has opened in theaters as you read this report.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Drew McIntyre versus Kaval
They lock up and Drew backs Kaval into the turnbuckles and Drew with a clean break. Kaval with a kick to Drew but Drew sends Kaval into the turnbuckles. Drew with an Irish whip and Kaval with a mule kick and a running heel kick for a near fall. Drew with a punch to the ribs and then Drew drops Kaval on the apron. Kaval tries for a springboard move but Drew knocks him off the apron and Kaval hits the ropes before going to the floor.
Drew goes out after Kaval and he suplexes Kaval onto the apron. Drew sends Kaval back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Drew with crossfaces to the upper chest. Drew with an arm bar and cross face. Kaval with elbows but Drew with a knee. Drew tries for a suplex but Kaval with a knee to escape the hold and Kaval with a back heel kick. Kaval is tossed onto the top turnbuckle but Kaval hits a spin kick and he gets a near fall. Kaval goes up top for the Warrior’s Way but Drew rolls to the floor. Kaval with a kick and he tries for a seated senton onto Drew from the apron but Drew catches Kaval and he power bombs Kaval into the ringside barrier.
Drew rolls Kaval back into the ring and Drew sets for the Future Shock DDT and he hits it on a motionless Kaval for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Layla and Michelle come out to check on Kaval but he is too sweaty for them.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the latest “Dashing” Cody Rhodes Grooming Tip. He says that a dirty face with black heads and acne is unacceptable and unappealing. Cody turns around and he has a green facial mask on and he says that he is here to show us that we can be dashing. He says that a facial is so important for today’s man because it clears your pores and gives you porcelain like skin. He says that he is bringing us one step closer to ‘Dashing’.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she is with her NXT rookie Kaitlyn. She has Kaitlyn introduces Vickie but Vickie says that it was mediocre and average. Vickie says that you need to be extraordinary if you are going to introduce her. Vickie shows Kaitlyn how to do it when she introduces her boyfriend and Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler.
We see footage from when Vickie got Dolph disqualified two weeks ago. Then we see how Vickie kept Dolph out of the ring the following week to retain the title. The match between Dolph and Kofi now has the stipulation that if Dolph is disqualified or counted out, he loses the title.
Match Number Four: Chavo Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero and Kaitlyn versus Chris Masters and Kofi Kingston
Dolph and Masters start things off and Dolph goes for the leg but Masters pushes him off. Masters with a clothesine and then he press slams Dolph and gets a near fall. Dolph with a knee and he tags in Chavo. Masters tries for the Master Lock but Chavo gets to the ropes. Masters knocks Ziggler off the apron with a punch. Chavo clips Masters and he starts to work on the leg. Dolph tags back in and he kicks Masters in the leg. Ziggler continues to work on the leg and Chavo adds a kick when Dolph was talking to the referee. Masters tries to make the tag and he succeeds. Kofi with the Superman punch followed by a few chops and a drop kick. Kofi leaps into the corner and he punches Dolph before rolling off. Dolph wit a kick and then we get a double clothesline and both men are down.
Chavo makes the tag but the referee was with Masters in the corner so he disallows the tag because he did not see it. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise and he gets the three count.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Chris Masters
After the match Vickie and Chavo argue with the referee but they are not getting to him.
We go to commercial.
It is time to run through the card for Night of Champions.
Matt tells us that we are going to the back to Josh Mathews, but he looks a lot like Big Show who now sounds a little like Josh Mathews. “Josh” asks Show about his match with CM Punk and it is a one on one match. Show talks about how he took care of the three members of the Straight Edge Society. Kelly Kelly stops by and Show says that the SES will have a ‘giant’ problem.
Josh walks by and asks if Show or Kelly have seen his microphone. Kelly tells Show to give it to him and Show gives his mic back to Josh.
We go to commercial.
We are back and CM Punk sends Joseph Mercury and Luke Gallows to the back.
Match Number Five: CM Punk versus Undertaker
Taker misses a punch in the corner as Punk moves out of the way. Taker misses another punch but Punk with a kick. Punk with more kicks to the leg but Taker with a punch. Taker sends Punk into the turnbuckles and he punches Punk. Taker follows that with kicks and then he works on Punk’s previously injured arm. Taker works on the shoulder and he gets a near fall. Taker with a hammer lock and he sends Punk into the turnbuckle. Taker sets for Old School but Punk tries to pull Taker off the turnbuckles. Taker gets crotched when he tries for Old School and Punk with a drop kick that sends Taker to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Punk works on Taker’s arm and shoulder and Punk asks Taker how he likes it. Punk with a leg drop to the arm and he gets a near fall. We see footage of Punk working on Taker during the commercial break. Punk with a figure four head scissors to Taker and Punk adds some elbows to the head. Punk with a punch to Taker and Taker goes to the floor. Punk runs Taker’s back into the ringside barrier and then Punk punches Taker and chokes him on the floor. They fight on the floor and Punk returns to the ring to break the count. Taker rolls Punk back in and Taker with a punch to the head while Punk is draped on the apron. Taker with the vintage leg drop on the apron and he hits it. Taker struggles to get back to his feet while Punk is down in the ring.
Taker misses a running boot into the corner and Punk with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Punk with a key lock on Taker and then he connects with elbows to the side of the head and he gets a near fall. Punk with a reverse chin lock as he gets Taker on the mat. Taker gets to his knees and then to his feet. Taker with a Saito suplex to get out of the hold. Taker misses an elbow drop and both men still struggle to get back to their feet. Punk with the running knee into the corner followed by the bulldog and Taker is barely able to kick out in time. Punk with double chops to the clavicle but Taker with punches to Punk. Punk and Taker exchange punches and Taker sends Punk to the mat a few times. Taker with an Irish whip and then he give Punk snake eyes but Punk with a leg lariat and Taker is down.
Punk goes to the apron and he tries for the springboard clothesline but Taker catches Punk and hits the choke slam but Punk is able to kick out. Taker signals that it is over and he tries for the Tombstone. Punk escapes and Punk hits the Go To Sleep on Taker. Punk cannot take advantage and he crawls across Taker for the cover, but he makes a fatal mistake and Taker locks in the Hell’s Gate.
After the match, Taker celebrates in the ring, but he looks around for his brother. Taker prepares to pose but Kane’s pyro goes off as we go to credits with Kane laughing in a devilish manner.
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