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Killa Kev's WrestleMania XXVI Recap

UNIFIED WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: champions The Big Show & Mike "the Miz" Mizanin vs. R-Truth & John Morrison

"WASSUP! WASSUP! WASSUP! WASSUP!" shouts R-Truth as he comes down to the ring rapping in front of his largest audience ever. John Morrison gets his own entrance, followed by ShowMiz coming down in one unified front. Michael Cole & Jerry "the King" Lawler introduce us to our Spanish broadcast partners, Carlos Cabrera & Hugo Savanovich.

Bell rings and we start out with Morrison and Mizanin, Morrison with a armbar into a hammerlock, Miz punches his way out,k bounces off the ropes and eats a reverse elbow from Morrison, cover and a two count. Morrison plants Miz with a body slam, tags in R-Truth, legdrop from Morrison before R-Truth with a legdrop from the top turnbuckle, cover and a two count. Miz shoves off R-Truth, tries for a punch, R-Truth ducks it and delivers a dropkick, Miz rolls out and tags to Big Show. Big Show misses with a punch, R-Truth reels off a few punches, bounces off the ropes and tries for a cross-body block, Big Show catches him and delivers a fallaway slam. Big Show with a front face lock on R-Truth, comes over to Morrison and piefaces him off the apron. Big Show clubs R-Truth down, tries to climb up the turnbuckles, Morrison leaps up on the apron and delivers a kick to the head, knocking Big Show off, R-Truth coverfs, two count.

Truth tags out to Morrison and BIg Show to Miz, and Morrison goes to town on Miz, throws Miz around, sets up for Starship Pain, but Big Show pulls Miz out of the ring and Morrison eats the mat. R-Truth tries to launch himself over the ropes onto Big Show, but is caught and slammed into the ring post. Miz back in and covers Morrison, two count. Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finalie, Morrison breaks free from it and levels Miz with a punch. Morrison whips Mizanin into the ropes, Big Show with the blind tag as Miz grabs the ropes to stop himself. Miz rushes Morrison with a clothesline, Morrison ducks it, rushes to the ropes to try for the Flying Chuck off the middle rope, Big Show is the legal man simply reaches out and clocks Morrison with the KO Punch and Morrison goes down like a sack of bricks. Big Show steps in to make the pin official.

WINNERS AND STILL CHAMPIONS, The Big Show & Mike "the Miz" Mizanin.

We then play video from all of the WrestleMania events happening in Phoenix this weekend, including several Fan Axxess events, the celebrity golf tournament, and the WrestleMania Reading Challenge.

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH: Ted DiBiase, Jr. vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton

Each man the son of a WWE Hall of Fame member, each man building a legacy of their own right, but clearly no longer together on the same path. Each man is introduced individually, DiBiase first, Rhodes second, Orton last. Will DiBiase & Rhodes stick together and make this a two-on-one affair? Orton starts off with a boot in DiBiase's gut, an uppercut for Rhodes, then backing off into a corner before rolling out of the ring. RHodes rolls out after him, Orton in, clotheslines DiBiase, then throws Rhodes over the top rope. DiBiase gets some stomps, then dropkicks Rhodes, DiBiase dropkicks Orton from behind, and the double-teaming begins, much to the boos of the fans, delivering multiple stomps to the body. Orton tries to get to his feet, but is stomped down more.

Legacy picks up Orton, double armbar, a pair of kicks to the midsection. DiBiase hems up Orton while Rhodes delivers kicks and punches, and then they reverse roles. DiBiase gets in Orton's face and talks some smack, Orton tags him in the breadbasket, Orton delivers some kicks as retribution. DiBiase & Rhodes deliver a double-team snap suplex and then gloat as the fans continue to boo. DiBiase goads Orton to get up and slaps him in the face. Orton staggers off to the corner, and is stomped down some more, eating a boot to the face from DiBiase and a kick to the midsection from Orton. They whip Orton to the opposite corner, Orton gets his legs under him and kicks down DiBiase, shoves Rhodes into the corner for some punches, turns back around to DiBiase, tries to bounce off the ropes, DiBiase bounces right behind him to cut off Orton with a clothesline. Legacy with a high/low clothesline to take Orton back down, followed by a knee to the skull.

Rhodes tries to climb to the top turnbuckle for a move, DiBiase tries to go for the pin, and Rhodes cuts him off, they argue, and Rhodes throws DiBiase out of the ring. Rhodes hits the Alabama SLam on Orton, DiBiase runs in to break it up, they argue, and both men are in an all-out Pier Six brawl that goes out of the ring, back in with Rhodes mounting DIBiase for some ground 'n pound. Rhodes realizes that Orton is getting to hsi feet and stomps, DiBiase rolls him over for his own punches, and then realizes that trouble is here! Orton fires up and goes to town on both men, delivers a pair of bodyslams, DiBiase rolls out of the ring, Rhodes is on his own. Rhodes misses with the wild swing, Orton nails him with the sidebreaker. Orton sets up for the RKO, DiBiase grabs him by the legs and pulls him out of the ring, and they trade blows. Rhodes tries to slingshot himself over the top rope to splash both men, Orton rolls back in the ring and Rhodes takes out DiBiase and himself.

Orton rests and staggers to his feet, DiBiase tries to crawl back in through the ropes, Orton kicks him in the chest, starts to set up for the rope-assisted DDT. Rhodes climbs up, gets caught with a boot, and Orton delivers a DDT on both men at the same time. Orton kicks DiBiase back out of the ring, and again sets up for the RKO, pounding the mat, burning a hole through Rhodes with his eyes. Rhodes is doubled over in pain. Orton stands up, stares down at Rhodes, then turns around and stares at DiBiase on the outside. Orton backs up into the corner... he's going for the punt! DiBiase is up but does nothing as Orton delivers the kick to the side of the head! DiBiase runs in, tries to take out Orton with Dream Street, Orton wiggles out of it, RKO on DiBiase, 1-2-3!

WINNER: Randy Orton. The fans completely popped for the Punt, and a giant 360-degree video board lowers into the ring displaying Orton's logo, Orton climbs to the top turnbuckle to pose in front of the fans. THE GOD POSE! The fans are on their feet for this as we fade out for another video package.

Backstage, Josh Matthews interviews Vickie Guerrero, who is backed by WWE Diva's Champion Maryse Oulet, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, Layla London, and Alicia Fox. Vickie takes the mic away and says that this will be her first WrestleMania match, and her first WrestleMania victory. Jillian Hall comes in and sings "Simply the Best" as the fans boo. All the other divas crack up laughing and walk off, leaving Hall alone. Santino Marella comes in and cuts a promo for Slim Jim. Marella says his line, "Anything is possible when you snap into a Slim Jim!" and he takes a bite, suddenly Jillian Hall is replaced by MAE YOUNG! Mae tries to slap a kiss on him, so Santino takes another bite, and Mae Young turns into Gene Okerlund who declares, "Who did you expect? You gotta be kidding me!" Santino takes another bite, and this time we have Melina Perez. Melina giggles and shrugs, reaffirming that "Anything is possible!" and Santino walks off with her in his arms.

MONEY IN THE BANK LADDER MATCH: Kofi Kingston vs. Montel Vontaveous Porter vs. Evan Bourne vs. "the All-American American" vs. "the Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Hardy vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Kane vs. Christian Cage

Bell rings and the action is all over the place, the ring is quickly cleared leaving Drew McINtyre to stomp down Kane in the corner. MVP throws in a ladder, but it drawn away, and McINtyre tries to go up the ladder first, Matt Hardy takes him down, Evan Bourne in with a kick to the head, Twist of Fate from Hardy, and MVP comes in to dropkick McIntyre out of the ring. Mad scramble up the ladder by everybody else now, Evan Bourne reaches the ladder first, touches it, Kane pulls him off and chokeslams him over the top rope into Swagger and Benjamin. Hardy is up next, Swagger runs up to meet him. Kingston takes another ladder and uses it to knock Swagger and Hardy off the top, Christian runs in and takes out Kingston, whips Hardy into Swagger in the corner, then throws a ladder at both of them, followed by monkey flipping Kingston into the ladder, into Hardy and Swagger, all of them roll out of the ring.

Christian climbs up, Ziggler runs in to stop him, gets kicked off, Ziggler hits the Zig-Zag and Christian falls out of the ring. Ziggler tries, MVP runs in and pulls Ziggler off, tries himself, Kane pulls off MVP and goes for a chokeslam, but Kingston hits Kane from behind. Kingston, MVP and Benjamin grab a ladder and ram it into Kane's ribs in the corner, Kingston rushes up the ladder for a senton, Kane throws him off and tries to take out Benjamin and MVP, but is thrown out of the ring. Benjamin with the Paydirt on MVP, dropkick on Swagger to keep him off the apron. Benjamin runs up the ladder, Swagger back in and grabs another ladder, hits Benjamin off the ladder with it, then knocks a few more people off the apron. Evan Bourne leaps off the top turnbuckle and dropkicks the ladder into Swagger. Bourne tries to climb up, Swagger knocks him off. Matt Hardy and Christian run in with ladders and sandwich Sawgger between them several times, then lay the ladders on the ropes and between the rungs of hte third ladder, and both climb up for the briefcase. Bourne leaps up to make it a threeway. Swagger pulls the ladder out from under Hardy, he falls aside. Bourne and Christian fight on the ladder, Christian tries for the Killswitch, BOurne knocks him off then nails the Air Bourne!

Bourne clutches his ribs, then scrambles up the ladder. Matt Hardy runs up from the other side and they fight on the ladder, Bourne falls off. Jack Swagger climbs up to stop Hardy, Hardy kicks him off into another ladder and is pulled off by MVP. VMP scrambles up, Benjamin scrambles up, Benjamin shoves MVP off, MVP back, puts Benjamin on his shoulders, tries to powerbomb him over the top rope but Benjamin hangs on and pulls him out with him. Kane picks up a ladder and runs over everybody with it. Kane back in the ring, goes for the briefcase, Dolph Ziggler runs in, climbs OVER Kane, is fingertips away from the briefacase until Kane decides to knock the ladder over, Ziggler goes down. Kane picks it up and throws it at Ziggler, then delivers an uppercut. Kane fights off Kingston, goes back to Ziggler and delivers a chokeslam on a ladder, then sandwiches him between the rungs and slams it on Ziggler's body several times, busting the ladder in half.

Kingston runs up and hits the Trouble in Paradise through the ladder on Kane. Kofi picks up both halves of the broken ladder and uses them as stilts! Kingston works his way up the ladder until Ziggler runs over and knocks him off. Drew McInTyre in, throws out Ziggler, and McIntyre sets up a new ladder, climbs up, almost has it, Matt Hardy from nowhere climbs up, punches McIntyre in the ribs, Drew naisl Hardy's head into the top of the ladder, and Hardy shoves the ladder over, McIntyre crotches himself on the top rope and falls out of the ring. Hardy climbs up the ladder himself, Kane in, sets up a seoncd ladder, Hardy tries to kick the ladder over, manages to kick Kane into the corner. Christian runs in and sets up the ladder, Hardy is up and grabs the briefcase, he can't pull it off. Kane shoves a ladder over, Christian bumps into Hardy but holds steady, they fight, Kane climbs up the ladders, a foot on each one, reaches the top and goes for a double chokelsam. Christian and Hardy work together to punch Kane off, then go back to attacking each other while trying to grab the briefcase. Hardy with a Twist of Fate on Christian from the top of the ladder, but Hardy takes more of the damage!

Christian tries to use both ladders to climb up, Swagger tries to pull the ladder off, Christian moves to the other ladde,r Swagger goes back up the ladder, it's a slug-fest at the top, Swagger grabs the briefcase and slams it into Christian's head, Christian falls out of the ring! Swagger reaches up and struggles to unbuckle the briefcase, but he finally frees it.

WINNER: "the All-American American" Jack Swagger. Swagger will receieve a future shot at either the WWE Championship or WWE World Heavyweight Championship, at HIS time of choosing.

We take time to recognize the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010, then run a promotional package for our next match.

Triple H vs. Sheamus

Both men circle the ring and then lock horns, Sheamus pushing HHH back into the corner before shoving him in the chest and shouting, "I'm the future! I'm the Celtic Warrior!" They lock up again, this time it's HHH pushing Sheamus into the corner, and slapping him in the face. Sheamus charges out, HHH levels punches to the head, whips Sheamus into the ropes but gets reversed, Sheamus ducks down, Triple H stops himself and tries to set up for the Pedigree, Sheamus quickly escapes. They lock up again, Sheamus clubs HHH in the back, chases him into the corner, punch to the head, whips HHH out, HHH reverses it, punches Sheamus, suplex followed by a D-X crotch chop before hitting the kneedrop out of the corner, covers, Sheamus kicks out and rolls to the outside. HHH follows up, throws Sheamus into the barrier, back into the ring.

HHH clips Sheamus' knee from behind, then applies a Figure Four Leglock. Michael Cole mentions that the last two moves is a tribute to HHH's mentor, Ric Flair. Sheamus crawls to the ropes for a break, and rolls out of the ring. HHH follows him out again, tries to attack, Sheamus whips HHH into the steel ring steps, and then into the ring to break the referee's count and catch a breather. Sheamus rolls out, grabs HHH by the hair and slings him into the security barrier, back into the ring, hangs HHH's head over the edge of the apron and hits an elbow to the head. Sheamus rolls in and eats a right hand from HHH, Sheamus retaliates with a backbreaker over the knee, HHH buckles. Sheamus comes back and hits it again. Sheamus pulls up HHH, drills him between the eyes and plants him in the corner with several knees to the head. Referee breaks it up, Sheamus comes b ack with stomps to the head and hands until the referee pulls him off again. Sheamus again comes back with stomps, referee pulls him off as HHH gets to his feet. Sheamus back one more time, HHH meets him with punches, Sheamus trades them back as he gets them and finishes off with a double axehandle smash to the head, cover and a two count.

Sheamus delivers a knee square between the shoulderblades of HHH, headbutt to the head from behind, and then lays in punches to a prone HHH before going for a cover, Triple H kicks out with assistance by grabbing Sheamus' red hair. Sheamus flips HHH over and applies a reverse chinlock. HHH gets to his feet, Sheamus picks him up on his shoulders and delivers a powerdrivers, covers, HHH kicks out. Sheamus grabs the left arm and applies an armbar, HHH gets to his knees, then his feet as Sheamus holds a reverse chinlock. HHH fades a little as Sheamus transitions to asleeper, but then pops up and pulls off a belly-to-back suplex, both men are down. Both men pop up, HHH with a kneelift to Sheamus' head, followed by a facebuster, cover but Sheamus kicks out. Sheamus with a wild clothesline, HHH ducks it, goes for the Pedigree, Sheamus with a double-leg takedown to counter it, but HHH right back with a swinging neckbreaker, covers, two count for the Game.

HHH puts Sheamus in the corner, plants him on the top turnbuckle and climbs up himself to deliver some punches. Sheamus slips under his legs and clubs HHH in the back, grabs teh arm and goes for the Celtic Cross, HHH wiggles out of it, boot to the midsection, goes for the Pedigree, Sheamus counters with a backdrop, turns around and hits the Bicycle Kick to the face, covers, 1... 2... kickout! Sheamus takes his time to pick up HHH by the hair, gustwrench hold, puts him on his hsoulders, HHH wiggles out, pushes Sheamus into the ropes to set up the Spinebuster, HHH rolls him over, hooks the leg, 1... 2... kickout! Sheamus rolls out ot the apron and sits up, HHH reaches over the ropes and pulls him up by the hair, Sheamus gets free and nails HHH in the face with a big boot, both men roll into the ring. Sheamus slow to get to his feet, but gets there first, crawls over to HHH, picks him up by the head with a front facelock, then by the arms. HHH pops up, playing possum, kicks Sheamus in the midsection, PEDIGREE! 1! 2! 3!

WINNER: Triple H. Predictable ending, but not hatable by any means. In my opinion, this is Sheamus' greatest match ever, second would be his win over Christian on WWE Raw a few months back. We replay the highlights of the match, including the several near-falls.

CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena Deeb) vs. Rey Mysterio, Jr.

We start out with CM Punk's REALLY creepy promo to Mysterio and his little girl a few weeks ago. Bell rings, and Luke Gallows reaches in to grab Mysterio's foot, Punk attacks from behind as Mysteiro turns around, stomps him down in the corner, whip to the opposite corner, charges, Mysteiro with a drop toe hold sends Punk into the corner, Mysteiro climbs the ropes, PUnk knocks the ropes and Mysterio is caught upside-down in the corner, Referee pulls PUnk off and Luke Gallows grabs Mysterio by the head, pulling him bakcwards. Punk rushes forward to try for a baseball slide dropkick on Mysterio's head, Mysterio with the sit-up and Punk racks himself on the corner post. Mysterio tries for the wheelbarrel off the apron, Punk catches him and throws him into the ringsteps, then does it again. Punk and Mysterio roll into the ring, Punk jumps on him and then applies a sleeper hold. Mysterio works his way out, is thrown over the top rope but hangs on, shoulderblock on Punk, slingshot senton in, bounces off the ropes, Punk counters with a scoop slam, two count.

Punk whips Mysterio into the ropes, ducks down for the backdrop, Mysterio kicks him in the face, Punk counters and goes for a pin. Mysterio tries for a huracanrana, Punk throws him off then delivers a nice kick to the head, cover and a two count. Punk rolls Mytserio over again and covers, hooking the leg, two count. Punk hooks both legs for a pin, two count. PUnk mounts Mysterio and tries to pin him down by the shoulders, only gets a two count. Punk tries to get to his feet, Mysterio monkey flips him, hangs on to the hands, bounces up to the ropes, springboards into a DDT, using Punk's own arm, covers, two count. Mysterio drop toe hold on Punk, putting him in the middle rope, goes for the 6-1-9, Punk grabs Mysterio by the legs, tries to set up the Go To Sleep, Mysterio wiggles out, Punk grabs him and tries it again, Mytserio again wiggles out and kicks him in the face. Mysteiro climbs to the top turnbuckle, goes for the Frog Splash, Punk rolls out of the way as Mysterio eats the mat, Punk rolls over and tries for a cover, two count.

Punk goes to the corner and rests, charges and hits Mysterio with the Muay Thai knee in the face, goes for a powerbomb, Mysterio turns it into a flying legscissor that sends Punk into the ropes, Mysterio tries for the 6-1-9, but Serena Deeb rushes up and lays her body over Punk's to stop it. Mysterio turns around and runs right into Luke Gallows on the apron, turns around again and Punk is right there to pick him up for the GTS, Mysterio wiggles out and turns it into a hurracanrana that sends Punk head-first into Luke Gallows, knocking him off the apron and setting up for the 6-1-9, followed by Mysterio slingshotting himself into the ring over the top rope for the splash for the pin, and the victory.

WINNER: Rey Mysterio, Jr.

NO HOLDS BARRED MATCH: Vince McMahon vs. Bret "the Hitman" Hart

We play this wonderful montage for the entire situation between Vince McMahon and Bret Hart. Bret Hart comes out first, and followed by Vince. Vince stands at the top of the ramp and tells Bret Hart that he's got a surprise - a bunch of lumberjacks and a special referee, and reminds Bret that not only did Bret Screw Bret, but Vince screwed Bret, and THE HART FAMILY screwed Bret! That's right, Vince McMahon paid off the ENTIRE Hart family to serve as lumberjacks, and Bret's own brother Bruce will be the referee. Bruche strips off his jacket and shirt to reveal the ref's shirt, and then hugs Vince. Bret takes a mic, "I can't believe it! You all agreed? Bruce? You agreed to this? There's not much I can do about it, what's done is done. There's one thing I know about the Hart family, you all got paid up front, didn't ya? You got your money, cashed your checks, put it in the bank. If there's one thing I learned from the Montreal Screwjob, that family is family! I was told about this from the get-go! Tonight will be remembered as the night that Bret Screwed Vince!" Bruce comes over and hugs Bret and calls for the bell.

Bruce and Bret back Vince into a corner, and Bret delivers a trio of punches, Vince falls over, Bret picks him up and applies a side headlock, then rakes Vince's head over the ropes to give him some rope burns! Bret stomps Vince down into the corner and chokes him, Vince rolls out of the ring. Daivd Hart-Smith and Tyson Kidd are there to lay in punches, they hem Vince up and Natalya Neidhart delivers the slap heard 'round the world! Vince tries to escape up the ramp, Tyson Kidd and David Hart-Smith stop him, stomp him down. Kidd lays in several punches, the family gathers around Vince as David lays on mor epunches then sets Vince up on his shoulders while Kidd climb up to the top turnbuckle. Vince slips off, David sets him up again as Kidd delivers the top-rope Hart Attack down to the floor! Everybody helps to throw Vince into the ring, Bret drapes Vince's leg over the bottom rope then slams his body down on it, followed by several elbow drops to the head.

Vince rolls out of the ring again, tries to climb under the ring, the Hart family drag him back out, but Vince has a surprise, he pulled a crowbar withhim! The entire family backs off, David Hart-Smith and Tyson Kidd protecting some of the older members. Vince rolls into the ring and tries to attack Bret, Bret ducks the swing, Vince loses his crowbar and Bruce Hart throws it out of the ring. Bret delivers several punces, Tyson Kidd hands him the crowbar and Bret beats Vince down with it, shots to the back and ribs. Bret backs off as the rest of the family members want a shot. Vince gets to his feet, and Bret takes him out with a shot to the back again. Bret goads Vince, telling him to get up. Bret grabs him by the head and jabs the crowbar into the throat, Vince falls down clutching his neck. The family is slapping the mat in support as Bret grabs Vince by the legs, pulls them up and sets up for the Sharpshooter, Vince begging him not to. Bret lets it go, goes back to the crowbar and punishes Vince with more shots to the back. Bret flips over Vince by the legs, pulls them up again, the fans are on their feet cheering as Bret teases the Sharpshooster, instead chooses to kick Vince in the nuts several times, then stomps to the midsection.

David Hart-Smith slides a chair into the ring, Bret picks it up and sets it up in the middle of the ring, and takes a seat. Vince is trying to crawl to the ropes, Bruce Hart steps in his path to stop him from escaping. Vince is barely able to pull himself up to his feet, as he does, Bret stands up, folds up the chair, and delivers a chair sot to the back. And a second. Fans start chanting, "One more time! One more time!" and Bret gives them one. And a second. And a third. And again, again, again. Matt Striker asks, "Is this thirteen chairshots for thirteen years of pent-up frustration?" Apparently slow. Bret Hart puts the chair on its edge and attacks Vince's knees, then back to the body. Jerry Lawler says, "I don't see how Vince McMahon can take this. I would have already passed out from the pain!"

SIGN IN THE CROWD: VINCE FEARS DIXIE! LOL, thanks to SlickRick1987 in the room for pointing that out!

Vince continues to flail on the mat for another minute, then Bret Hart mercifully puts this match to an end by flipping Vince McMahon over and applying the Sharpshooter, Vince taps immediately and Bruce Hart calls for the bell. WINNER: Bret "the Hitman" Hart. The entire Hart family files into the ring to celebrate as two referees rush in to check on Vince and protect him.


Perhaps the most awesome sign in the crowd tonight: "I hope a Canadian wins!"

We lock up, Jericho with the go-behind, transitions into a side headlock. Edge whips him off the ropes and eats the shoulder tackle from Jericho, who bounces off the ropes, float over, ducks a pair of clotheslines from Edge but gets caught with the clothesline. Jericho is backed into the corner, beaten up until the referee breaks it, Jericho sucker punches Edge from behind the referee, puts him in another corner, whip out, gets reversed and Jericho takes a ride from the Flapjack. Edge already setting up for the Spear, charges, Jericho rolls out of the ring to avoid it. Edge follows up behind him, throws him into the announcer's table, then the apron, then back into the ring. Jericho catches Edge with a kick to the face as he's trying to get back in, runs across the ring to bounce off the ropes and delivers a baseball slide dropkick into Edge's body to send him crashing back to the floor.

Jericho waits for Edge to roll back in underneath the bottom rope so he can kick him in the ribs, the line up his body to slingshot Edge's neck into the bottom ring rope. Jericho pulsl Edge up, side slam, cover and a two count. Jericho immediately into a D'Arce Choke to wear down Edge, telling him to give up. Edge gets to his feet, punches his way loose, tries to escape, Jericho grabs a hand full of hair to pull Edge back down to the mat. Jericho with the paintbrush slaps to the back of Edge's head, then puts him in the corner to slap him around some more. Referee warns Jericho several times to break it up. JUericho whips Edge to the opposite corner, charges, Edge side-steps it and Jericho eats the ringpost shoulder-first. Jericho turns around and Edge catches him with a trio of punches, whips him off the ropes and takes Jericho down with a leg lariat, whip off the ropes again, drops down, Jericho clubs Edge in the back and then hangs him over the top rope. Jericho tries to springboard off the turnbuckle with a dropkick, Edge ducks it and Jericho's move causes him to crash into the announcer's table. Edge follows up with a cannonball off the apron.

Edge rolls Jericho back into the ring, climbs up to the top turnbuckle, Jericho cuts him off with a club to the back, then climbs up to trade punches. Jericho falls off, comes back up again, Edge is prepared and takes Jericho back down with a front-face slam, Edge rolls over, hooks the legs, two count. Jericho sweeps Edge's legs from underneath him, Edge kicks him off, charges, Jericho slides out of the way, but Edge is able to set up on the top turnbuckle for a dropkick, Jericho sweeps him aside, flips him over and tries for the Walls of Jericho, Edge kicks him off. Edge sets up on the top turnbuckle for a sunset flip, into the pin, Jericho flips Edge back over for his own pin attempt, then pops up and dropkicks Edge in the face.

Jericho waits for Edge to get back to his feet, tries for the Codebreaker, Edge throws Jericho into the turnbuckle to counter it, Jericho hits his head hard. Edge goes to the opposite corner as the fans chant "SPEAR! SPEAR! SPEAR!" Jericho gets to his feet, Edge charges, Jericho leapfrogs it, then grabs a leg and whips Edge backwards, flips him over grabs both legs and applies the Walls of Jericho! Edge rolls through, grabs a leg and pulls Jericho into a small package, cover, two count. Edge approaches, Jericho cuts him off with a reverse elbow, tries to go for the Lionsault off the middle turnbuckle, Edge evades it and follows up with a slam. Edge tries to pick up Jericho, Jericho counters with a boot to the face, covers and hooks the leg, two count. Jericho lays in several punches, whps Edge into the corner, goes to bounce off the ropes for a bulldog, Edge stops himself, kicks Jericho in the midsection, inverted DDT, covers and gets a two count.

Jericho crawls over to the corner to pull himself up, Edge charges, Jericho with a boot to the midsection to block it. Jericho follows up by climbing to the middle turnbuckle and delivering a fist driver to the back of Edge's h ead. Jericho now uses the corner to crawl his way to his feet, and Jericho sets up for his own Spear to mock Jericho, he charges, EDGE WITH A KICK BETWEEN THE EYES! Jericho goes down hard, and Edge sets up to deliver HIS version of the Spear as the fans cheer, Jericho charges and runs right into a one-knee Codebreaker! Edge is out COLD! Jericho drags himself to his hands and knees, crawls over to Edge, covers, hooks the leg, one... twoo... kickout! Jericho hooks boht legs, Edge kicks out again. Jericho gets in the referee's face and chews him out for not counting faster. Jericho kicks Edge's left leg from behind, aiming square at the Achille's tendon. Jericho takes his time to stomp on it several times, telling Edge, "Stay down! Stay down!" Edge pops up to hsi foot, leaping on one leg to try to fight, but Jerichio quickly sweeps him and pulls him back into the Walls of Jericho. Edge is in pain, but crawls his way to the ropes, Jericho stands up to drag him back to the middle of the ring, going down to one knee and applying a single-leg Boston Crab to the injured leg, flattening Edge out! Edge writhes in pain, but Edge crawls again for the ropes and barely grabs on. Referee tells Jeircho to let go, Jericho tries to pull Edge back, Edge rolls underneath to roll up Jericho, covers, two count.

Edge leaps around on one leg and clotheslines Jericho out of the ring, Jericho pulls Edge with him. Jericho gets to his feet first, goes to the timekeeper's table, grabs the title belt, Edge runs over and cuts him off, throws him back to the ring. Edge in first, tries to pull up Jericho, Jericho grabs Edge's head and snaps it off the top rope, Edge flings backwards and elbows the referee in the face, Jericho takes the title and smashes it into Edge's face. Jericho rolls up Edge, two count. Jericho takes his time getting to his feet, bounces off the ropes and takes out Edge with the Codebreaker, rolls him over, hooks the leg, and that's it.

WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION, CHRIS JERICHO! After the match, Jericho tries to take advantage by rolling out of the ring and grabbing Edge by the leg, starts to slam the injured leg into the ringpost, but Edge blocks it, kicks Jericho off, then pulls out of the ring and slams Jericho into the Spanish announcer's table. Edge pulls off the top, pulls out the monitors, and lays Jerich out on it, then gets up on the other table and sets up. Jericho gets to his feet on top of the table, Edge charges and spears Jericho of the table and into the barrier that protects the timekeeper's table. Michael Cole calls it, "the diary of a mad man", as Edge rolls back into the ring and raises his arms before leaving to the cheers of the fans. Jericho is holding the back of his head as the trainers check on him.

As we set up for the match, we show highlights of a pre-show match, a 26-man Over-the-Top Battle Royal. It comes down to Yoshi Tatsu eliminating Zach Ryder as Tatsu throws Ryder over the top rope, Ryder hangs on, and Tatsu delivers a shoulder block to knock him off the apron.

WWE SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, WWE Diva's Champion Maryse Oulet, Layla London & Alycia Fox vs. Eve Torres, Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim & "the Glamazon" Beth Phoenix

We're gonna start out with Vickie Guerrero pushing off on Gail Kim a few times, then turning around and showing off her guns. Kim tags out to Beth Phoenix, unbeknownst to Guerrero. Phoenix picks up Guerrero as she screams her head off, plants her in the corner with a shoulder block, and tags in Eve Torres, who delivers a few shoulder blocks, Gail Kim tags in and hit some punches, Mickie James tags in and hits some punches, then Kelly Kelly tags in and hits a few punches. Vickie Guerrero comes out of the corner shouting, "DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM??" Kelly Kelly kicks her in the midsection, steps on her, goes for a cover, Michelle McCool runs in and takes out Kelly, Mickie James runs in and hits the DDT, Laylay in with a swinging neckbreaker, Kim comes in and hits her kick, Maryse in with the Frnech Kiss DDT, Eve Torees in with a senton, Alicia fox with a axekick to the back of the head, and Beth Phoenix finishes it all off with DOWN IN FLAMES.

Everybody clears out of the ring, excpet Vickie Guerrero, who is in the corner praying. Phoenix goes to grab her, but McCool runs into the ring and spins Phoenix around, kicking her in the face, sending her out of the ring. McCool calms Guerrero down, points out that Kelly Kelly is still inthe ring, helps her climb to the top turnbuckle for a Five Star Fog SPlash, even slapping her chest in tribute to her Eddy, the fans pop, and Guerrero delivers the worst looking splash EVER! SHe hooks the legs, rolls up Kelly, referee stops the count as Kelly Kelly kicks out, which I don't think she was supposed to, and is now holding her jaw? I think Vickie fucked that up. Vickie rolls her up again and gets the pin.

WINNERS: Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool, Maryse Oulet, Layla London & Alicia Fox. The heel divas get in the middle of the ring as Vickie does her best immitation of the Eddy Guerrero Shimmer, Triple-D style. Not that I'm complaining, I'm a Vickie Guerrero mark. ;-)

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: champion "the Animal" Dave Batista vs. John Cena

Batista is introduced first, because we have to make room for Cena's over-the-top entrance, as he's done every year at WrestleMania for the last few years. This year we have a local college's Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perform a fantastic routine before Cena steps between them, salutes the crowd and rushes to the ring. LOL, another great sign, "Batista Like Fishsticks." GOOGLE IT, PEOPLE!

Batista tries to shoot for the leg to open the match, Cena side steps it. We get a collar-and-elbow tie-up, Batista powers Cena down to his knee3s, pulls him into a side headlock, Cena fights it, backs Batista up to the ropes to whip him off, Batista levels Cena with a shoulder block, but Cena is right back up with an armbar into a side headlock into a side headlock takeover. Batista gets to his feet and backs Cena into the corner, referee with a slow count, Batista witha swing, Cena ducks it, spins Batista around, rights and lefts into the midsection, whips Batista out of the corner, do-si-do reversal, Cena hits the corner chest-first, Batista clubs him from behind. Batista picks up Cena and rams him into the corner, stomps him down to the mat, referee pulls him off, Batista rushes forward and hits the boot scrape to the face. Batista rolls out of the ring, drapes Cena's head over the apron, forearm smash to the face followed by a kick to the head.

Batista rolls back into the ring, picks up Cena by the head, sets up for a suplex, Cena blocks it and reverses it with his own suplex, Batista lands wrong though. Cena whips Baista into the corner, catches him for a bulldog, or what was supposed ot be a bulldog, I think Batista was out of place, Cena rolls Batista over for a cover, two count. Cena tries to pick up Batista for Attitude Adjustment, Batista blocks it, Cena tries again and picks him up, Batista turns it into a DDT, Cena is clutching his head as Batista keeps it close for the cover, two count. I think Cena legit knockede his head wrong, Batista bounces off the ropes and kicks Cena in the face, cover and a two count. Batista wraps up Cena with a body lock, pulls him backwards into a sleeper hold. Cena rests for a moment, then rolls over to his hands and knees, picks up Batista off his feet, Batista plants his feet as Cena pulls the arms loose, Cena digs down deep and Batista knees him in the back.

Cena spins around and both men start trading big right hands as the fans cheer for every punch. Batista counters with a swinging neckbreaker, covers, two count. Batisa transitions into a front face lock, Cena gets to his feet and backdrops Batista after two minutes of rest holds. Cena backs off to a corner, Batista charges, Cena with a boot up, Batista charges again, Cena catches him with a right, a backdrop, and a side slam, then stands around and circles Batista as the crowd cheeers, Cena takes his time to wave his hand in Batista's face, goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, Batista pops up and delivers the Spinebuster!

Batista stomps around the ring, sets up for the Batista Bomb, Cena pulls him over into the STF! Batista grimmacing in pain, but makes the effort to crawl to the ropes and grabs the rope to break the hold. Cena takes the full five count to break the hold, both men take their time to get to their feet, Cena turns around and Batista meets him with a Spear, covers, two count. Cena crawls off to the corner, Batista to his feet first and meets Cena in the corner with several shoulder blocks to the midsection, then picks up Cena and plants him on the top turnbuckle. Batista goes up and hits a few punches, sets up for the Superplex, Ceena blocks it with a front face lock, then grabs the arms... we got a Test of Strength from the top trunbuckle! Cena delivers three headbutts, Batista gets loose, Cena finishes him with a big right and Batista goes down to the mat. Cena rests a moment, stands on the top turnbuckle and delivers the Five Knuckle Shuffle from the top turnbuckle! \

Batista pops up, Cena sets him up for the Attitude Adjustment, Batista grabs on to the top rope and pulls himself loose. He flips up Cena on his shoulders and drives him down to the mat with the Batista Bomb! Here's the cover, one... two... thr-KICK OUT! Batista can't believe that didn't get the job done, he takes his time getting to his feet, then stands over Cena as he struggles to his. Batista tries the Batista Bomb again, Cena blocks it and tries for the AA, Batista blocks and picks up Cena on his shoulders, Cena wiggles out and ducks under Batista to pick him up to finally hit the Attitude Adjustment! Cena goes for the cover, only a two count, though. Cena takes his time, goes to the top turnbuckle again, tries for either a top rope legdrop or a seated senton, but Batista simply backs up a step and counters with a Batista Bomb from mid-air! Batista goes to pick up Cena, but Cena pulls him down and locks in an STF, Batista fights it but he can't fight forever, BATISTA TAPS OUT!

WINNER AND *NEW* WWE CHAMPION, JOHN CENA! Michael Cole shouts, "John Cena has exorcised his demons! He has slain the Animal!" Cena loves the fans. He loves the fan so much that he'll even jump into the crowd of anti-Cena fans, CLEARLY wearing "We Hate Cena!" shirts and celebrates with them. And they do. They boo him, thumbs down, but they're all smiles, just like he is.

The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, Part II

THANK YOU WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT FOR MAKING THIS THE MAIN EVENT! 100% guaranteed NOT to send the fans home disappointed like last year's event (and, I promise you, as good as Batista vs. Cena was, it would have disappointed everybody). This year's entrances are not as elaborate as last year, but that's okay, doesn't have to be. The match has sold itself.

Undertaker rushes at HBK right at the bell, HBK sidesteps it, lays in knife-edge chops, whips UT to another corner, more chiops, whpi out again, Undertaker reverses it, Michaels flips upside-down in the corner, pops out, Undertaker picks up HBK on his shoulders and hits Snake Eyes in the corner! UT grabs HBK by the arm, tries to go for the old-school rope walk, HBK pulls him down, Taker with a few shoulder blocks to the arm, then climbs the rope and pulls off the armdarg from the top rope, but Taker tweaks his knee. Taker goes for the Choke slam, HBK escapes and starts kicking UT in the leg, UT slams him down, puts HBK in the corner, but UT is limping. UT picks up HBK on his shoulder, tries for the TOmbstone, HBK wiggles out, kick to the midsection, armbar, side headlock, UT pops back up, goes for a Chokeslam, HBK kicks the injured leg again, Taker winds up Michaels' arm, HBK tries to snap off a Superkick, and UT backs right off, collapses on his knee. HBK chases UT around the ring, catches him, and starts targeting the injured left knee with kicks, putting UT in the corner. HBK wraps the leg around the bottom rope and kicks the knee more, leans down to pick up UT, UT thumbs him in the eye.

UT gets to his feet, whips HBK into the corner, lays in punches, HBK counters with a kick to the knee. UT pulls him out with a clothesline, then clotheslines HBK out of the ring, UT limping badly now. UT bounces off the ropes, maybe thinking about diving through the ropes? HBK rushes into the ring and clips UT in the knee to take him down. HBK follows up with a Figure Four Leglock, UT blocks it and kicks HBK out of the ring. UT rolls underneath the ropes to the outside, picks up HBK on his shoulder and rams him spine-first into the steel ring post. Undertaker rolls HBK into the ring, drapes his head over the apron, and then runs across the apron and delivers a HIGH leg drop to the neck of HBK, but lands badly on his injured left leg again. UT rolls in, HBK is ready with a double-leg takedown, tries for the Figure Four Leglock, UT tries to fight it, but HBK slaps it right on. UT falls to his back, writhes in pain, but sits back up and tries to free himself. UT falls backwards a few times, HBK nearly gets a few pin attempts out of it.

Suddenly UT flips over and rever4ses the pressure, HBK is now the one screaming in pain and he lets the move go as both men take their time to get t their feet. HBK delivers a knife-edge chop, UT with a big right punch, and they start trading punches, UT looks to get the better of it, but HBK kicks the leg, UT comes right back with the punches, HBK back with the chops, UT misses a punch, HBK with more chops that start getting "WOO!"s from the crowd. Undertaker whips Michaels off the ropes and HBK counters with a flying forearm, he goes for the kip-up and launches himself right into a chokeslam from the Undertaker, cover, one... two... no, HBK kicks out. Undertaker picks up HBK, trying for the Tombstone PIledriver again, HBK grabs the ankle, pulls himself loose and pulls a Kurt Angle by locking on an Ankle Lock! Undertaker crawls for the ropes,, HBK pulls him back and then fully pulls back on the leg, his legs fully wrapped around Undertaker's. Taker lays on his back, referee Charles Robinson pounds out a two count.

Undertaker sits up, takes his free leg and kicks Michaels in the face twice to break free. Both men slowly get to their feet, HBK charges with a clothesline and both men fall over the top rope, UT to the floor, HBK hangs on to the ropes and is on the apron. HBK pulls himself up, sets up for a cross-body block from the middle rope, Undertaker catches him in mid-air, pulls him over into the Tombstone Piledriver, and finally its it on the floor! Referee is on the floor checking on both men for a long time, finally calls over a trainer to check on HBK. Undertaker gets to his feet, throws the trainer aside, rolls HBK into the ring, hooks the leg, one, two, kickout!

Undertakerpicks up HBK, headbutt, picks up HBK on his shoulders, going for the Last Ride, delivers it but the Undertaker's leg gives out on him and doesn't deliver it fully! HBK is able to roll over on top of Undertaker for a pin attempt, two count. HBK climbs to the top turnbuckle, fans are on their feet as he goes for the high risk top-rope elbow drop, Michaels flies, Undertaker puts up the knees and HBK eats the ribs! HBK is holding his ribs, Underatker his knee. HBL tries to pick up UT, UT pulls him down into the Hell's Gate, HBK flails, but then flips over is able to escape! Both men slowly get to their feet, SUPERKICK! HBK snaps off the Superkick, goes for the cover, one... two... kickout! Fans are cheering for HBK now as he gets to his feet and "Tunes Up The Band" (TM), signaling for the Superkick with the stomps, charges at UT, UT blocks it, kick to the midsection, picks up HKB WAY up high and delivers the Last Ride! Undertaker covers, one... two... KICKOUT!

Undertaker is frustrated, and takes it out on Michaels by grabbing a hand full of tights and hair and throws him head-first out of the ring, HBK crashes into the announcers table. Undertaker follows out and start pulling the top and the monitors off of the table. UT is pounding on his knee to get some feeling back into it, he pulls HBK to his feet, says some words, picks up HBK on his shoulders to deliver the Last Ride through the table, HBK flips through it and delivers the Superkick, square on the jaw, UT falls backward onto the table. And I know where this is going... Michaels climbs up on the apron, looks over at Undertaker... climbs up to the top turnbuckle, stands up on the top... MOONSAULT TO THE UNDERTAKER THROUGH THE TABLE! HBK pops up, flais, and falls down! UT rolls over clutching his leg. Fans are chanting "HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!" followed by "THIS IS AWE-SOME!"

HBK finally gets to his feet, grabs Undertaker, rolls him into the ring. Both men go to opposite corner, drag themselves to their feet, Undertaker staggers into the middle of the ring, Michaels charges forward, snaps off the Superkick, connects! HBK with the cover, one... two... KICK OUT! Both men roll away from each other, both men worn out and in pain. Michaels gets to his feet first, stomps, Undertaker drags himself up, HBK goes for it again, Undertaker side steps it, clutches HBK by the throat and hits the Chokeslam! Undertaker has to use the ropes to pull himself up again, but HBK is out cold in the middle of the ring. Undertaker limps over, picks up Michaels by the hair, picks him up on the shoulders, going for the Tombstone PIledriver again, it connects! Undertaker folds the hands over the chest...



THR-KICK OUT! HBK has kicked out!

Undertaker drags himself up to his feet first, Michaels lays in a tangled mess in the middle of the ring. Undertaker straddles him, he's cut open on his arms, he slashes his throat... Michaels uses Undertaker's leg to pull himself up, Undertaker shouts, "STAY DOWN!" Michaels pulls himself up higher, then drags the thumb across his own throat, mocking Undertaker. Undertaker is stunned. Michaels stands all the way up and slaps Undertaker in the face, groaning in agony. Undertaker staggers back back, eyes wide open, and he takes out Shawn Michaels with one last Tombstone Piledriver.




The streak survives. WINNER: THE UNDERTAKER.18-0.

After the match, after the lights go down and come back up, Undertaker reaches down and pulls Shawn Michaels up to his feet, propping him up on the ropes. The stare each other in the eys, and then shake hands. Undertaker gracefully rolls out of the ring as fans start chanting "H-B-K! H-B-K!" and bowing their hands down in front of them. Michaels looks around the arena and waves to the fans as a "THANK YOU SHANW!" chant breaks out. Michaels falls to his knees in the middle of the ring, looks up at the sky and raises his arms in prayer. Michaels gets to his feet, then steps between the ropes and to the floor. Michaels takes his time to slap hands with the fans on both sides of the ramps.

Jerry "the King" Lawler closes out the show simply, "Thank you, Shawn. We're going to miss you."

2 comments: on "Killa Kev's WrestleMania XXVI Recap"

Lt Col Ray Powell, Commander, USAF Honor Guard said...

Glad you enjoyed the Drill Team routine, but it wasn't a local college. That was The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team from Washington DC.

Steve said...

Appreciate the clarification (and thank you sir) but unfortunately as I tell the Nation of O every time there's no chance Killa Kev, Nickolye, Aaron Dammit, Mike Poulin or any of the other staffers from are reading feedback from the reprints on If you want corrections made when they make mistakes contact us THROUGH - post a comment there or e-mail us directly. We will fix it.