NWO to Summerslam: Booking the Road to Rome (Part 1)
by, 06-09-2012 at 03:16 PM (4145 Views)
From No Way Out to Wrestlemania, Rome will be booking the 4 singles Mens titles at each PPV--I'll be listing each match and finish, with comments.
No Way Out
WWE Championship - Steel Cage Match: CM Punk (C) vs Daniel Bryan vs Kane
Punk hits the floor and escapes as Kane taps out to the Yes lock. Punk retains in the confusion, sets up for Punk-Bryan rematch.
World Heavyweight Championship - Steel Cage Match: Sheamus (C) vs Alberto Del Rio
Sheamus plants Del Rio in the ring and covers him for the 1-2-3. Del Rio carried out to sell beating by Sheamus.
Intercontinental Championship - Singles Match: Christian (C) vs Cody Rhodes
Christian retains by DQ as Rhodes smacks Christian with a steel chair.
United States Championship - Singles Match: Santino (C) vs The Miz
Our only title change of the night, Miz attempts to stabilize his career by defeating Santino for the title.
Money in the Bank
World Heavyweight Championship - Singles Match: Sheamus (C) vs Cody Rhodes
Cody earns the title match after beating Del Rio in a #1 Contender's Match. However, Cody gets fed to Sheamus, eating a Brogue Kick for the 1-2-3.
WWE Championship - 60 Minute Iron Man Match: CM Punk (C) vs Daniel Bryan
Trying to recapture the Main Event magic of last year's event, Punk and Bryan wrestle to a 2-2 draw. Big Johnny strolls down, in the name of People Power, sends the match into Sudden Death where Bryan locks in the YES! Locke and Punk taps.
Intercontinental Championship - Singles Match: Christian (C) vs Damien Shadow
Making a name for himself quickly, Shadow gets a title shot only two PPVs into his tenure. And while Christian retains here, this won't be the last we see of Shadow in this title picture.
United States Championship - Triple Threat: Miz (C) vs Santino vs Swagger
Rematch between Miz and Santino with the All American-American added for a mix. Santino eats a Swagger Bomb, but the Skull-Crushing Finale falls Swag and Miz retains.
Raw: Dolph Ziggler - After getting away from Vickie, things are looking up for the former Cheerleader.
Smackdown: Wade Barrett - He returns from injury to win, but will stick to the mic for an extra month (after the win) to make sure he's all squared to go.
World Heavyweight Championship - Six Pack Challenge: Sheamus (C) vs Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes vs Del Rio vs Kane vs Henry
A returning Orton once again inserts himself into the title picture, as does the ever present Kane and Mark Henry. This is really nothing more than a ploy to cram as many stars into the match as possible (I'm trying to think like the WWE), but also a way to stamp Sheamus's power as the champion as he'll out out clean and still wearing gold. Tease at the end of a Wade Barrett cash, but nothing comes of it.
WWE Championship - Fatal Four Way: Daniel Bryan (C) vs CM Punk vs John Cena vs Big Show
History galore in this match. Big Show dominates in spots, but ultimately is the one who does the job by tapping to the YES! Lock. Both DB-Punk and DB-Cena are teased before Dolph sneaks in and Zig Zags Bryan. The WWE title picture gets ever murkier. Note: Big Show retires after this one.
Intercontinental Championship - Singles: Christian (C) vs Drew McIntyre
A Damien run in distracts Christian and he eats a Future Shock DDT. However, Damien jumps in and breaks the count, DQing Christian, but allowing him to keep the title. Damien then lays out McIntyre and poses for the crowd holding the Intercontinental Title.
United States Championship - Singles: Miz (C) vs Chris Jericho
Desperate for a spot on the PPV, Big Johnny offers Jericho a title shot. Jericho agrees, seals the deal, only to find out it's for the US title. Reluctantly Jericho participates. Quality match with Jericho putting over another young talent.