*The fans begin to boo almost immediately as the smoke rises up through the stage. Edge explodes out of it and he gets a nice pop, but the booing immediately returns as he smirks and stops, with a microphone in his hands.*
Edge: Ahh always nice to be in Chicago.
*The fans pop as Edge begins to walk down the ramp.*
Edge: Now, you’ll have to forgive me- I know this is CM Punk’s hometown and everything, but Chicago is a very important town for my career. You see, it was right about here.
*Edge has stopped at the bottom of the ramp and is waving his hand over the mats at the bottom of the ramp as Jericho & Punk look confused.*
Edge: It was right about here that I Speared Mick Foley through a BURNING TABLE at Wrestlemania 22. I’ve still got the burns to prove it, and Punk- if that didn’t finish me off, I sure as hell am not going to let you do it.
You see Punk, last week, I asked you to put on a show with me at WrestleMania, to truly find out who the better man is- but you had to go one further, you had to try and outdo me. You see, what I asked for Punk was a match, you- well you asked for a death wish.
*The fans give a mixed reaction to this as Edge climbs into the ring and walks straight past Jericho, getting into Punk’s face.*
Edge: And that death wish Punk, is exactly what you’re going to get- I accept!
*The fans pop massive for this news.*
Edge: But what you’ve done Punk is sign your own life away- you’re going to be facing me in the most brutal of matches, where I can do absolutely anything and everything to you- and you have to take it, you have to take it and give it back twice as hard if you’re going to beat me in 20 days.
What I’m saying to you right in this very second Punk, is that a broken neck, doctor’s orders, a flaming table, numerous TLC matches, Hell in a Cell matches, Ladder matches, Hardcore matches, Extreme Rules matches, chair shots, being thrown through tables, thrown off ladders, falling twenty feet having Speared Jeff Hardy in mid-air, none of it ended me.
At WrestleMania Punk, if you’re truly going to do as you say, you’re gonna have to do much, much worse to me- and I don’t think you can do it.
*The fans boo Edge talking down to their hometown hero.*
Edge: Why don’t I think you can do it? Exactly as you say Punk, you’ve never had a WrestleMania moment- not like mine. I had one at WrestleMania 2000 when I was stood on top of a table suspended by two ladders, holding the Tag Team Championships up high with Christian. I had one at WrestleMania 18, when in front of my home town; I beat Booker T 12 years after watching WrestleMania 6 in the same building as just a little kid.
I had one at WrestleMania 21 after coming back less than a year before from a broken neck, when I beat six of Raw’s greatest ever superstars, including the very man next to us in this ring- the man that invented the match- Chris Jericho- to become the first ever Mr. Money in the Bank. I had one at WrestleMania 22 in this very building by beating Mick Foley at his own game, the same game you and I are going to play in 20 days. No Holds Barred.
I had one at WrestleMania 24 when despite the fact I lost; I pushed The Undertaker to the very limit in the main event. For the first time EVER, The Undertaker looked beatable on the grandest stage of them all, and finally I had one at WrestleMania 27 when I beat Alberto Del Rio to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
*The fans give a mixed reaction to their trip down memory lane.*
Edge: You see Punk, I’ve done it all- I’ve beaten the best, and I’ve been in this ring with every single one of them. You Punk, you’re not one of the best, and at WrestleMania, I’ll prove it.
*The fans boo as Edge turns to Chris Jericho.*
Edge: As for you Chris, you may have noticed I skipped over WrestleMania 26. Don’t get me wrong, that was one of my favourite WrestleMania moments, when after you and I fought in a match only bettered on the night by Shawn Michaels & The Undertaker, I Speared you through the fan’s barricade.
*The fans pop loudly for what happened that night.*
Edge: I don’t care what you do this WrestleMania, I don’t care if you leave as WWE Champion, I don’t care if you don’t. I don’t care if you prove you’re the best in the world or you don’t. All I give a damn about for that night is beating CM Punk, but after that, why don’t we give everybody one more show Chris. You and I, with or without the WWE Championship, one-on-one. In fact,
*Edge gets into Jericho’s face.*
Edge: Why don’t we do that tonight?
*The fans pop loudly for the idea but Punk turns Edge around and pushes Jericho. He shouts ‘what about me?’ to both of them, and the three men eye each other up in the ring.*
JR: Here comes Teddy Long!
King: I wonder what he’s gonna do!
*Long walks out onto the stage with a microphone.*
Teddy Long: Now now playas, I know you all wanna go, I can feel it! And that’s exactly what I’m going to let you do!
*The fans cheer.*
Teddy Long: Normally, I’d make it a tag match, but after last week, CM Punk & Chris Jericho won’t work together- and if there’s one thing I hate, it’s a tag team that won’t work together.
*The fans laugh at Long.*
Teddy Long: Plus, if I did that, who would Edge team with? It’s all very confusing! Instead ballerz, I’ve come up with a better idea! A triple threat match.
*The fans pop loudly.*
Teddy Long: That’s right! Tonight’s main event will be Chris Jericho.
*The fans boo loudly.*
Teddy Long: Against Edge.
*The fans give a mixed reaction.*
Teddy Long: Against CM Punk in a triple threat match!
*The fans pop loudly for their hometown hero as Edge, Jericho & Punk all smirk in the ring- as they look forward to their huge main event.*