in the corner. A kick to the head of Kane. Jericho takes Kane to the ropes, and chokes up Kane a bit while the ref counts. Another choke till three, followed by standing on Kane for another count. jericho hits the ropes then flies with a knee to the back of Kane. jericho distracts long enough for Show to chop Kane on the chest, and we get another break.
Back to the show, and Jericho has a chin lock on Kane. kane is abule to lift Jericho up and back him up into the corner, though. Kane runs into the corner, but Jericho lifts the boot. Jericho runs right into a sidewalk slam! Kane with the tag. He hits the ropes. Shoulderblock to Jericho. One more. Protobomb. Jericho is unable to visually comprehend Cena. Five Knuckle Shuffle. No! Jericho tries for the Walls. Cena counters. Attitude Adjustment to Jericho! Pin for 1...2..Show drags Cena out of the ring and sends him into the barricade for the disqualification
Winner: John Cena and Kane via DQ (**1/2)
Sometimes a DQ really deflates a match. This was one of those times.
Big Show clotheslines Kane down for good measure. He lifts the apron and grabs a ladder after sending Kane in the ring. One more ladder into the ring. jericho and Kane are in the middle of the ring, trying to get to their feet. Big Show grabs one ladder and sends it right into jericho, then into Kane. He drops that ladder and pulls the other then drops it. He drags Jericho into the middle of the ladder and squashes Jericho in it, then presses on Jericho's back for a bit. Cena is here with a ladder, though, and hits Show's back a few times then hits him with a head shot, sending Big Show to the outside. Cena screams like he just conquered Akivasha. Easy there, Sorbo.
Backstage, CM Punk is workin out his legs. Here comes Eve and she wants to wish Punk luck. He says thanks and same to her. She says it's not the match she wishes him luck with. He says AJ is going to go ape shit if she doesn't hear "I Do" tonight. Eve says it must be hard. Sure, he's had the belt for 7 months now, but it must be hard to be overshadowed by...AJ. It must be emasculating. Like she said, good luck tonight. Well I'll be darned, someone's been reading 411mania.com.
Santino is here with the apparent cell phone of the Anonymous RAW General Manager. It's The Great Khali. Santino asks him if he is the GM. Khali says yes. Then he says no. Santino walks off and Khali stays on screen for far too long...
We've got one more qualifying match for the Money in the Bank match. The first person announced is Sin Cara. Interesting.
Match 5: Sin Cara vs. Heath Slater
We come back and Heath has Sin cara in a pin for 1. He pounds on the head of Sin cara for a bit, then yells at the ref. Heath with a body slam. He drops some elbows onto the shoulder then pins Sin Cara for 1...2...NO! Cravat from behind by Heath. Sin Cara turns into it then hits an elbow. Heath works the arm. Sin hits the thigh with some kicks, then uses the ropes to assist in an arm drag. He runs into the corner, hops over the ropes, then swinfs up with his leg and hits a kick to the head. High cross body from Cara then hits La Mistica for the 1...2...3!
Winner: Sin Cara
Did we ever question it?
Heath is angry. He wants any former champion, and he guarantees he'll beat them. Well, considering you couldn't beat Sin Cara.... The rumors are true, and here is Bob Backlund ready for action! He looks like he hasn't aged a bit. Ok, maybe just a little bit. Backlund is all nuts in the ring, much to the cheers of the crowd. Heath attacks and sends Bob to the corner, until he comes back and locks in the crossface chickenwing. Heath taps out like a bitch.
Before Backlund can leave, Michael Cole wants to talk about the poll. Actually, he totally dismisses what happens in the ring and shows the results. They are 75% yes and 25% no. Cole doesn't look too happy. He says, how dare us. All of these people are hypocrites because we say that we don't want him to wrestle a match, then say that we put him in one. Looks like this match is next.
We got Mathews and Booker on commentary.
Match 5: Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler
Cole is quick to run out of the ring once the bell rings, but Booker T just rolls him right back in. Cole gives King a few thumbs up then calls for the end of the match, and says just to stop. Lawler reaches out, then sets up Cole on his shoulders, and we get an airplane spin. -sigh- Cole galls and King pins for 1...2..3.
Winner: Jerry "The King" Lawler
The Anonymous GM has something to say. Mathews reads it. Due to the blatant interference by Booker T, he is reversing the decision and the winner is Michael Cole. The music of Santino Marella hits, and he says that this is enough. He has searched every square inch of the arena, and has come to the conclusion that if the RAW GM is here tonight, there's only one place left where he or she would be, and that is...under the ring. The Anon GM says "No I'm not." Then, he/she says, "there is absolutely no one under the ring sending e mails, that's an order." Santino says it sounds like a clue, and stands ringside, getting ready to pull the apron up. Santino is tripped and pulled under the ring. Lawler helps pull Santino out, and of course...Hornswoggle is attached to Santino. he rolls in the ring, and Lawler is on the mic. He claims that he ought to put Hornswoggle over his knee and give him a spanking. Horny kicks king in the shin, then does the same to Santino. The crowd = dead. They cheered when he kicked each man, but seriously...I don't think they knew what to think...and neither do I.
Match 6: Daniel Bryan and Eve vs. CM Punk and AJ
Punk and Bryan to start. Punk overpowers Bryan with some back elbows then some knees into the corner. Bryan fires back with an upopercut, but Punk hits a high uppercut then tosses Bryan up and over. Punk runs, possibly looking for a knee, but Bryan lifts the leg. Punk stops the kick, but Bryan rolls out and kicks Punk in the chest. A few... (Continues on next page)