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We hear/see the moment where Edge made an announcement on last week’s Turmoil, determining the end of the Keystone Wrestling Federation: “Ladies and gentlemen, loyal KWF fans, it honestly breaks my heart to have to be the one to announce to you all that… the Keystone Wrestling Federation… is coming to an end.”…
We fade to a recap to the ending of last week’s show. JR: “Cena! It’s John Cena!” Cena’s in the ring after Punk’s celebrations and Punk’s not seen him. Cena turns him round and lifts him atop his shoulders for a *BAM* FU! FU by Cena and the Doctor of Thuganomics is going ballistic. He waves his arms down towards Punk’s felled body and he waves a You Can’t See Me taunt, first in Punk’s face and then toward the camera. The crowd can’t believe it as Cena straightens out his jersey, flicks his thick metal chain and ♫his music♫ «< click to play) kicks in. We hear JR’s voice: “John Cena was good again! John Cena had leveled out, he straightened out and he was a popular Royal Rumble winner and not forty minutes ago he was patting AJ Styles on the back, he was looking forward to Mania – and he mentioned Punk in the very same breath. What the hellllll?!” We see the moment where Cena stands over Punk and the crowd pour endless boos onto him as February 27th’s Turmoil faded out.
♫Wednesday Night Turmoil’s opening video♫ «< click to watch) plays and we come Live into Honda Center in Anaheim. Jim Ross and William Regal introduce us to the program, telling that tonight will bring about all the fallout from John Cena’s unfathomable turnabout and: “Brodus Clay will take on King Dolph, Queen Madison will go up against Mickie James. We have The Pope’s return to the ring as D’Angelo Dinero will face Cody Rhodes and that’s not all folks because in the main event, we have a match that some of us thought we’d never see.” Regal: “Yes Jim, a huge main event, a galactic clash between The Lord of Darkness, The UnderTaker along with his brother Kane and they’re going to go up against the former KWF World Tag Champs – Gambit and Joker Hardy of Why So Serious. Goodness, The UnderTaker will be competing in the ring and as much as they don’t take things seriously at times, Why So Serious are no joke Jim. They’ll want to get one over on The Dark Side. What a match that’s going to be!”
JR: “Yes William, indeed it should be everything that we expect and more, but let’s change tack right now for the moment. Ladies and gentlemen, as you were just reminded, the Keystone Wrestling Federation is coming to an end at WrestleMania, and there’s one man that’s taking notice of that. One man who couldn’t believe such an announcement and that man, well, he’s about to come out and address everyone right now. An announcement was made through Twitter this past weekend that he was going to be here, and I can’t wait to hear what he has to say.” Regal: “Jim this crowd are anticipating this too. It’s not just about the Mighty Ducks in this house, oh no, tonight this house belongs to… ♫If Ya Smellll, What The Rock is Cookin’!♫ «< click to play) – this man!”
The roof blows off as The Rock’s music chimes through Honda Center and the fans are on their feet as the tron rises and out steps The Rock onto the stage! The Rock hasn’t been on KWF programming since WrestleMania last year and tonight he’s making his return. He looks in great shape and he marches down to the ring, climbs the stairs, walks along the ring apron and climbs the ring-post to raise his arm in his customary manner. JR: “My God William, can you believe this?! What a response for The Rock!” Regal: “I’m not your God Jim, but yes I can believe this. In recent times on WWE House Shows, this man has re-established himself as one of the elite superstars in the wrestling business. He’s even been at the forefront of the new WWE Championship Belt and I have to tell you, there is one heck of an electrifying feel in this building. This is quite brilliant!”
The Rock’s music comes to a halt and Rock soaks up the moment. He looks toward the audience before taking off his sunglasses and looking toward them some more. We see clips of the crowd, full of Rock signs. He raises his eyebrow before tilting his head back and yelling: “FINALLY, The Rock has come back to Annnaaaa-heeiiiiiiimmmmm!” The crowd go nuts once more, but Rock quickly goes on. He says that he’s here on important business, business concerning himself, concerning the General Manager Edge and more importantly: “Business concerning the people.” The crowd cheer as Rock looks out to them and calmly says: “To each and every one of you. Our audience here in Anaheim, our readers at home. To every single person in every city or town that the KWF’s been, I say thank you. Thank you, because without you none of us would have a reason to do what we do. Thank you because without you the KWF wouldn’t have existed in the first place and from the bottom, from the bottom of The Rock’s heart, I say thank you, because without you I wouldn’t be here tonight.”
The fans cheer louder as Rock goes on and he says that while he’s here to thank the fans, he’s also here to give the people what they want. He says that he’s been reading KWF each and every week and he addresses the WrestleMania main event: “It was supposed to be the Rumble winner against the Champion. Then it was supposed to be the Rumble winner against the winner of the Chamber, against the Champion. Well how about now we do it really big, make the match the grand spectacle it should be on the last day in history of KWF Blogs and how about we make it Royal Rumble winner John Cena. Versus Elimination Chamber winner CM Punk. Versus KWF Champion AJ Styles… versus the people’s Champ The Rock!??” The fans cheer the idea and they chant ‘Rocky!’ ‘Rocky!’ ‘Rocky!’
Rock goes on to say that the KWF has always had a fusion that brings about the very best the wrestling world has to offer. He adds to his argument, stating that his involvement at Mania wouldn’t be to feed The Rock’s ego, or sell The Rock’s movies: “It’s not about any of that, no no no, this match. This match is about generations.” Rock goes on to explain that throughout the past ten years Professional Wrestling has witnessed the evolution of the game. He says: “I left WWE and went into movies, but I chose not to come back for a very long time and when I did return, the place that I came to was right here, the Keystone Wrestling Federation! The reason for that, aside from the people, is that the competition always grew, always grew fast, always grew fierce and The Rock liked the fact that there was a John Cena. A thug. A white-boy rapper that could spit the mic pretty well, and yet, couldn’t wrestle his way out of Honda Center car park (towards the camera) Cena you back-stabbing candy ass!”
The fans cheer as Rock goes on: “The Rock liked witnessing CM Punk’s Straight-Edge Society, in fact no, not Punk in the SES, his days in ECW – but it wasn’t until your pipebomb that your balls dropped now was it Punk? KWF took you further, actually proved that you were the Best in the World when you earned it and now, now you might be facing The Brahma Bull. How’s that gonna feel? Can you do it Punk huh? You beat Kurt Angle, beat Samoa Joe, but what about The Rock (Toward the camera, quietly) CM Punk, just bring it!” The fans cheer some more, but a portion of them boo. The Rock says: “And then there’s AJ Styles. A Thundercat to a main eventer – a man that could fly, but AJ when your ass comes down through the gravity of God’s Holy earth I promise you that you will get Rock Bottomed and you will feel the most electrifying move in all of entertainment, The People’s Elbow right into your very heart!” The crowd are electric, but again a portion of them boo.
The Rock explains that once upon a time you had to be the size of a John Cena to get anywhere. Not many appreciated the skills of an AJ Styles or the technical abilities of a CM Punk. Rock says that he embodies a part of every superstar in the Mania main event and he says this is another reason why he should be added to match to compete for the KWF World Title. Rock says, looking right up to the GM’s Skybox, where Edge is watching all of this: “Edge, you put this match together. Cena, Punk, Styles, Rock – it’s the showstopping headline act that you want for our final show. It’s what the people want and when it comes down to putting forth the greatest spectacle wrestling’s ever seen, The Rock has to be a part of it. John Cena is the piece of crap Thuganomic wannabe generation. He was the face of the old WWE. His PG t-shirts, his action man plasticized body and his 12-Round Marine combat shorts, The Rock’s going to slap that look off his face and ladies you better realize that a Five Knuckle Shuffle simply means he can’t get none am I right?… Am I right?”
The crowd cheer as Rock says: “CM Punk, the Ring of Honor generation. The place where you apparently don’t need to hit the gym. No, you don’t need to look good, you can look as greasy as a Honda Burger or as fat as Jericho’s old b*tch Ralphus, but as long as you can kick someone in the head you’re all good to deem yourself Best in the World.” The fans react, very indifferent this time. Rock continues: “Then you got AJ Styles. The KWF World Heavyweight Champion. (He nods) And I get AJ. I know AJ Styles, I know what he’s done in the KWF and I know what he did in TNA. He’d be the TNA generation – but I suppose, not the hairy slug of a man that he’s being in TNA House Shows right now, I’m talking about our KWF World Champion!” The crowd cheer and Rock continues to directly address Edge: “Put me in the match Edge. I’ll put boots to asses, I’ll keep entertaining like only The Rock can and I will, mark my words, I will give everything I got to be the last ever KWF Champion! I am the WWF generation. I have no script, I whoop ass like hungriest of Brahma Bulls and Edge I want it. Our readers want it. The People, the fans of each and every generation want it… If ya smelllllll what The Rock is cooking!” ♫The Rock’s music♫ «< click to play) kicks in and the audience chant his name over and over.
The Rock climbs the turnbuckles to raise his arm once more, but the spotlight now is very much on the General Manager. Regal: “Okay now hang on. Who does Mister Johnson here think he is? He can’t demand to be in the World Title match at Mania. Everyone in that contest earned the right to be there. This is a ridiculous request.” JR: “William you may be right, but this is The Rock we’re talking about. He has been around the block a thousand times and he said it himself, he’s been reading KWF Blogs.” Regal: “Jim what are you getting at?” JR: “Well I believe that The Rock is legitimately affectionate to all the people that gave him his life. His persona, everything he has at home, the reason he wakes up is because of the people. His fans worldwide adore him and after witnessing the re-hiring of Brock Lesnar in recent times, I feel that The Rock is now using the people to his advantage. Everyone in the world right now buys Rock’s argument. The argument of generations and the fact that he himself is the generation, the time when wrestling was at its peak in WWF’s Attitude era. All those very same fans of his are going to be on Edge’s back now and the pressure is very much on the GM not to disappoint. Whether he will put The Rock in the match is a question he’s going to have to make a decision on, but he knows all too well that to deny The Rock is to deny the people. Gosh I really didn’t see this coming. What’s Edge going to do? Will The Rock join the main event at WrestleMania?”
We come to a video recap reminding us of the events of last week’s Wednesday Night Turmoil. It was a night where Edge’s ‘ending of the KWF’ announcement had rocked the company and everyone was on edge all night long, not believing the fact that KWF Blogs was coming to an end and that WrestleMania 2013 will be our last ever show. Throughout the night we heard from Kurt Angle and his take on the matter. Other superstars stated how they felt and The UnderTaker addressed his Mania match with The Absolute Lashley. We saw Evan Bourne vs. Alex Shelley. The Usos took on LAX and we witnessed Sheamus take apart Jack Swagger. Randy Orton put out an open challenge, a returning Kaitlyn took on Maryse and in the main event, we were treated to a classic from Chamber winner CM Punk as he took on the Ultimate Fighter Brock Lesnar. You don’t want to miss each and every detail of what occurred on Turmoil. Click HERE to read the full show and we hope you stay with us to enjoy KWF Blogs until the very end.
When we come back, JR and Regal are still in shock. JR: “My God. Of all the ways for tonight’s show to begin, I would never in a million years have anticipated that The Rock, would put forward his argument that he should be involved in the main event at WrestleMania for the KWF World Heavyweight Championship.” Regal: “Well he and his movie star demands shall go wanting. Fancy the cheek of thinking you’ll get slotted into the Mania main event just because the so called Great One decides to ‘honor’ us with his presence.” JR: “He’s hardly demanding it William, and you can see his point. The WrestleMania main event will be the last ever match here in the Keystone Wrestling Federation, and so why not include the most electrifying man in all of sports entertainment? But it’s not up to The Rock, or any of his potential opponents. The decision lies squarely with Edge.” With that, ♫the funky music of Brodus Clay♫ «< click to play) hits and we are set for our first match of the evening.
Brodus Clay vs. King Dolph w/ Ryback
Clay gets his usual singing and dancing reaction from the crowd, and Cameron and Naomi certainly put the fans in the best of moods. King Dolph however, is booed louder than ever. JR: “I don’t think these fans have forgiven the King for what he did to Panther in the Elimination Chamber at SuperBrawl.” Regal: “Who cares?” JR: “Well apparently Brodus does, and the Funkasaurus is gonna get him a piece of Ziggler right now.” Clay starts aggressively, and a running headbutt sends Dolph flying across the ring and rolling to the outside. The fans cheer, until Brodus points at Dolph and says to the crowd “Boo this man!” so they do. Brodus jiggles on the spot and the audience cheer some more.
Clay’s superior size is a big factor early on, as Ryback watches from ringside. JR reminds us that Ryback defeated Brodus just a couple of weeks ago, but that was a fair contest in terms of strength, whereas Dolph can barely get into a collar and elbow tie up without being dumped on his back here. However, eventually the King gets on top using his speed, and gets behind Brodus, kicking his leg out from under him. He has the Funkasaurus grounded as he hits several stomps, before a series of jumping elbow drops. He covers, but Brodus kicks out by pushing him in the air so high that Dolph is able to land on his feet. He uses this to attempt a Zig-Zag as Clay gets up, but like with Brock Lesnar in the Chamber, Dolph just hangs off his back as Clay doesn’t go down. Instead, Brodus reaches round and grabs Dolph’s legs to lift him higher, before falling back for a modified Samoan Drop. He covers but gets only Two.
The match goes on with Ryback staring on at ringside. Dolph is able to get back on top and is finding it easier to maneuver Clay around the ring after softening him up a bit. He hits a swinging neckbreaker, getting a near fall. He picks Clay up and positions him, before coming off the ropes, but he gets caught. “Suplex baby!” we hear Brodus yell as he sends Dolph flying over his head. The more punishment Brodus dishes out, the angrier Ryback is getting on the outside. Clay sends Dolph into the corner, before charging over and squashing him against the turnbuckles. “My bad!” he says as he comes off the ropes and hits a cross body. He gets One, gets Two, but no! Dolph’s foot is on the rope… because Ryback reached in and put it there! JR: “He’s more than just a bodyguard, he’s an insurance policy to boot.” Regal: “Brains and brawn? Just like me.” Brodus shoots a glare out to Ryback, before dragging Dolph into the middle of the ring. He comes off the ropes to attempt his running splash, but Ryback gets up on the apron on the far side. Instead of splashing, Brodus continues and runs into Ryback, knocking him off the apron and into the barrier. The crowd cheer, but not for long as Dolph kips up and quickly hits Brodus with a Zig-Zag – and this time he’s able to connect!. He covers and gets the Three.
Winner: King Dolph.
A battered and bruised Dolph looks out to Ryback, who almost has steam coming from his nostrils. Refusing the referee’s attempts to raise his hand, Dolph instead calls Ryback into the ring. JR: “I don’t think they’re finished with Brodus here.” Dolph then orders Ryback to pick Clay up, which he does. The King talks trash right in Clay’s face, before slapping him. “Do you have any idea who I am?! You do not disrespect a King like that you fat piece of garbage!” He then orders Ryback to ‘finish it’. The Machine is about to oblige when ♫the music of Panther♫ «< click to play) fills the arena, and the Black Cat comes racing down the ramp. The fans cheer as Dolph immediately hides behind Ryback, who tosses Brodus to the canvas. Panther checks on his buddy, before trying to square up to Dolph, but with Ryback in the way, he is forced to have a stare down with the Machine. Dolph is behind pointing at Panther, calling him a coward. Panther is clearly angered beyond reason, and when Dolph shouts “You want to get to me? You gotta go through him first!”
Panther is cheered on by the fans and after taking a look at them, then toward Dolph, and then Ryback, he nods and says “Alright” before launching himself at Ryback. He manages to get a few shots in as Dolph escapes to the outside, but soon enough Ryback has him in his clutches, and spinebusts him down. He then goes to a corner, before winding up the arm and nearly decapitating Panther with a Meathook clothesline. The fans are booing loud as Ryback ‘finishes it’ by lofting the Cat above his head, and planting him down with Shellshock. Dolph then chooses this moment to slide back into the ring and get in an unconscious Panther’s face, before flicking sweat at him and having Ryback raise his hand. JR: “Despicable! Dolph wants to call Panther a coward? Why doesn’t he take a good hard look in the mirror?” Regal: “Erm, excuse me, who just won a match against a behemoth of an opponent? Think before you speak Jim.”
We head backstage where we see the Latin American eXchange hanging around in the parking lot by their customized mini-van. They are drinking beers and joking around, but all that stops as soon as they see someone approaching, it’s Chavo Guerrero. He tries to play it cool. “Hey Rey, SuperMex, Alberto…” Del Rio: “Cut the smalltalk perro! We know what you are doing here. You were sent by Edge to try and ‘talk some sense into us’. Well you are wasting your time ese. Why don’t you just turn on back and get out of here before you get into trouble?” Chavo tries not to look intimidated. “Is that supposed to scare me? You think I’m frightened of you guys? I’m a Guerrero, and a Guerrero is afraid of nothing, not even the most fearsome faction in wrestling today.” Rey: “You’re right about that Chavito, but there’s a difference between bravery and stupidity. You saw what this guy (patting Hernandez on the shoulder) can do to people who get in our way, or even people who don’t, so walk away if you know what’s good for you.”
Chavo sighs, and ripostes “Not until I’ve said what I came here to say.” LAX each look at one another and smirk. Del Rio says: “Okay Chavo. You got some cojones. Step into our mini-van, you can say whatever you’ve got to say in there.” They invite Chavo in, but he is understandably reluctant. However, he eventually takes the plunge and gets in. Homicide slams the door shut and we come back into the arena.
♫Pope is Pimpin’♫ «< click to play) goes the familiar music of The Pope, and D’Angelo Dinero makes his way out to the ring. Pope dollars rain down from the ceiling for the first time in months as Dinero enters the ring looking in great shape and as confident as ever. JR: “Well, one Pope stood down from his post, but our Pope has stepped back up into his, and he’s raring to go.” Regal: “With all this talk about the possibility of the first black Pope, you don’t suppose it could be Dinero? The Vatican wouldn’t know what hit it.” Cody Rhodes and his mustache make an unpopular entrance and we are set for an intriguing encounter.
‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero vs. Cody Rhodes
The fans in attendance are excited to see The Pope back in a KWF ring, and he gets them clapping. Cody tells them to stop, but Dinero keeps them going. Rhodes confronts him, but Pope just claps his hands around Cody’s head which allows him to get on top early on. He works Rhodes over by backing him into the corner with knife-edge chops. Every chop is cheered, and Pope shushes the audience, seemingly preparing for a Big Show-style open palm slap across the chest, and Rhodes braces himself for it, but Pope smacks him across his face instead. JR: “Good gosh! He nearly smacked the mustache right off his face!” Cody stumbles into the middle of the ring and Pope goes for a DDT, but Cody thinks fast and reverses it into a short clothesline. Both men are down as we head to commercial.
When we come back, Rhodes is on top and has Pope down in a submission hold. Dinero struggles as Regal points out that we are starting to see the rustiness: “The Pope has been out of action for several months, and you can’t just step straight back in the ring and pick up where you left off. He started well with the adrenaline running, but now he’s on the back foot, the more ‘match fit’ Cody is getting a clear advantage.” Pope tries to escape, but Cody keeps him grounded. He is pulling Pope’s hair illegally, but the referee is not seeing it, much to the anger of the fans. Cody tells them all to shut up, but it doesn’t work too well. Pope decides to go quickly as he rolls away from Rhodes, before hitting a hip toss, then another, and finally a big suplex. He rolls down his knee pads as Cody crawls to the corner. As Rhodes gets to his feet, Pope runs up for the DDE, but Cody moves. Dinero lands on the middle rope, before leaping back with a huge cross body. He covers instantly, gets One, gets Two – but no, a kick-out by Rhodes. They both get up, and Rhodes ducks a clothesline attempt, before coming off the rope himself and hitting a Disaster Kick. He covers, getting One, Two and… no! Pope kicks out. This has been a great back and forth match, and Rhodes is looking frustrated now. He attempts CrossRhodes, but Pope reverses it into a spike DDT. As Cody struggles to his feet, Pope races over and quickly squashes him against the turnbuckles with a DDE! He covers and hooks the leg, getting One, Two and Three.
Winner: The Pope.
♫Pope’s music♫ «< click to play) hits as he has his arm raised by the official. The fans are delighted, as is Dinero as he then climbs the turnbuckles to celebrate a big win. JR: “There may have been some rustiness, but form is temporary and class is permanent. D’Angelo Dinero mightily impressive in the end there as he hit the DDE on Cody. I think Dinero’s looking to shape upfor that Intercontinental Title challenge.” Pope gets off the turnbuckles and turns around… *BAM!* He gets booted in the face… by Matt Morgan! The Blueprint is stood in the middle of the ring and just hit Pope with the Carbon Footprint. JR: “What? Where the hell did he come from? He was fired!” JR explains that Morgan was fired after picking the wrong briefcase in the Feast or Fired match at Casino Warfare last year, but that he came through the crowd to attack Dinero. “Where the hell is security?!” The crowd boo like hell as Regal chuckles. Morgan stands menacingly in the ring.
We see Edge walking the halls backstage and he marches up to the man that he’s been looking for: “Hey! Hey! Cena!” Cena fronts up to Edge: “What? What you got a problem with me now?” Edge: “Yes I gotta problem with you. What the hell happened last week?! One minute you’re happy, you say you’re glad that it’s you versus Styles versus Punk at Mania and suddenly you flip?! You completely ruined Punk’s celebrations – you ruined the night! After such an announcement that the KWF was coming to an end you completely turned your back on everyone!” Cena: “Yeah and what?! It was supposed to be me at WrestleMania (he shoves Edge), I won the Rumble, (he shoves Edge again) and I was the one that was supposed to be having a one-on-one match for the Championship (and he shoves again).” Edge: “Stop it!” Cena stops shoving and he mocks Edge for not being able to wrestle and he says that he couldn’t care less about KWF ending.
Cena: “Everything I ever wanted from day one in this company was to be the top dog. It’s my rap, my time, not an Air Styles or a Cry-Me a river Punk standin’ in my way. Last week I let everybody know that I ain’t no chump dat just gon’ be there for the occasion at Mania. It’s my Belt, it’s my Championship and the ass-kicking that Punk got last week was just a taste of what’s to come. At Mania, it’s the Doctor who’s gonna be the last ever KWF Champ.” Edge says: “Is that right?” Cena: “That’s right.” Edge: “Well John seeing as you obviously have no respect for anyone, how about you compete tonight and maybe you might just get a bit of humility back in your system. Well, I actually doubt that, but it’ll definitely be a match the fans will want to see.” Cena smirks: “Oh right, the GM game. Get someone to try weaken me before Mania so that I go in a wounded animal. Aight I get it, but you better get that a wounded animal is at its most dangerous. So tell me, who’s my opponent?”
Edge tells Cena that his opponent is none other than the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle!: “And Angle’s a man on a mission to prove the great worth of Olympic wrestling so John, you best be careful because he’s going to be in machine-mode tonight and your Thuganomic ass may not be able to handle the great American Hero that Kurt Angle is.” Cena shakes his head: “Kurt Angle? That fool’s supposed to be kicking my ass? Oh we’ll see about that homie. You ain’t never gon’ get me and that’s fine. But there’s nothin’ you can do about Mania Edge. That Belt is mine.” Cena storms off and in the background we can hear the fans chant ‘Rocky!’ ‘Rocky!’ ‘Rocky!’ ‘Rocky!’
Back in the arena, ♫the British Invasion’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and Styler makes his way to the ring. We are set for X-Division action, and JR excitedly tells us that it is a grudge match as the Invasion’s Styler squares off against Rey Mysterio of the Latin American eXchange. Rey heads to the ring with Konnan in his corner, and Regal anticipates that Styler may have made a mistake not bringing back-up out with him: “I always made clear to that young man that you should always have someone in your corner, especially if the other guy does. This is basically a handicap match.” JR: “Maybe Styler trusts his own ability to win this on his own?” Regal: “He’s certainly good enough, but Konnan is bound to be a distraction.” JR: “Well why don’t you get up there and even the numbers?” Regal: “Well, err, I’ve got to help you call the match. Lord knows you’re not capable of doing it without me.” JR: “Good grief.”
Styler vs. Rey Mysterio w/ Konnan
As the match gets underway, Styler is too eager to attack, and the experienced Mysterio takes him down and is in charge early on. JR reminds us how the faction feud between the Brits and LAX has escalated since SuperBrawl, where Wade Barrett’s men cost Alberto Del Rio the Hardcore Title, before LAX then returned the favor to prevent Barrett from becoming KWF Champion. They brawled again last week on Turmoil, and now we finally have two members facing off. Mysterio is working methodically, as Regal states his begrudging admiration for how he has reinvented himself in the last year: “He adopted the black mask and turned his back on the fans, while becoming a more considerate and intelligent wrestler. He hardly ever tries any high risk moves now, and just slowly works an opponent down, a bit like me actually, but I’d look silly in a luchador mask.” JR: “You look silly now.” Regal: “Careful Jim.” Rey fires Styler into the corner, but as he races over, the Brit nips up onto the middle rope and springs off to hit a dropkick. The fans cheer as the KWF original ups the tempo, hitting a hurracanrana that sends Rey to the outside. Konnan goes to pick him up as we head into commercial.
When we return, Rey is back in command, and is laying stomps onto the legs of Styler. Regal points out that it has been a bad week for Styler, who is a huge soccer fan, with his beloved Manchester United being eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid. “And to rub salt into the wounds, I believe Alberto Del Rio is a massive Madrid fan. He’s probably ordered Rey to put some extra mustard into his offense here.” Meanwhile, Mysterio has tripped Styler onto the middle rope and is setting up for the 6-1-9. However, as he comes off the ropes, we see on the tron that a fight has broken out in the back. It’s the rest of the British Invasion and LAX brawling once more in the locker room. Rey looks up at it, and Styler takes advantage of the distraction by clotheslining Mysterio down. He then notices the fight on the tron and immediately slides out of the ring and races up the ramp. Mysterio recovers and he and Konnan are in hot pursuit. JR: “They’re going to join in? What about this match?” Regal: “This is bigger than a mere match Jim, as Wade said last week, this is a faction war!” The referee counts and reaches Ten.
We see the fight backstage, and before long we see Styler launch himself on top of Hernandez. Soon after, Mysterio grabs Styler and pulls him off SuperMex, before they trade blows. It’s all going off as security and referees are trying in vain to separate them. Barrett is tussling with Del Rio, Homicide and Mason Ryan are going at it, as are Rob Terry and Hernandez, while Drew McIntyre and Layla are fighting with Konnan and Melina. JR: “This is getting ridiculous. How on earth is Edge going to stop this from happening?! The Brits and LAX fight every week!” Regal: “I don’t think he can Jim.”
We head elsewhere backstage where AJ Lee and Kaitlyn are walking the halls. They are discussing trivial matters such as who has the better mustache between Panther and Cody Rhodes, before they stop outside the door to Edge’s Skybox. AJ: “Right, you know the plan right?” Kaitlyn: “Yeah, let’s do this.” They knock and Edge answers: “Girls, come in, have you seen this?! The Brits and the Latin American eXchange going at it again!” There’s a pause and we hear Edge turn off his TV. He says: “Oh right, business matters. Take a seat ladies.” Edge closes the door, leaving the cameraman on the outside. JR: “I wonder what that’s all about?”
We’re Live back at ringside and we see shots in the crowd of American flags and banners saying ‘Save Olympic Wrestling’. ♫Kurt Angle’s music♫ «< click to play) hits and Angle rises from the lift within the stage. The crowd chant his name, but then there’s one hell of a hostile reception for the entrance of John Cena. JR: “June 27th 2002 was the night John Cena made his debut against the highly established, greatly decorated Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. Now we have a contest on one of our final Wednesday Night Turmoil’s and tonight Kurt Angle’s fighting for a cause William. His cause is Olympic wrestling.” Regal: “It is Jim, but as much stick as Mister Cena gets for his wrestling ability, I think Angle has to be cautious here. This won’t be a grappling wrestling contest. Cena’s not afraid of Angle’s skills and he’ll make this a straight up fight in order to win it.”
Kurt Angle vs. John Cena
The fans are on their feet and Angle ties up with the Doctor. The two exchange grapple holds and the fans continue to boo Cena as he smashes Angle in the gut with punches, proving Regal’s point that he’ll make this a fight in order to win it. JR and Regal review Cena’s drastic turn and Regal says that he completely understands where Cena is coming from: “Think about it this way Jim, since Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were ousted from the KWF, Cena’s had to fend for himself and he had to earn the right to main event Mania. Against all the odds, he did, he won the Royal Rumble. But Edge wanted to make things bigger and so came about the inclusion of CM Punk in the match. Of course Cena’s pissed off at the Triple Threat. The fans he had going into the Rumble aren’t going to help him at Mania. They’ll cheer for Punk, they’ll cheer for Styles, but Cena will feed off their hate. He’ll use it, channel it as ammunition and it must be remembered JR, that a Thuganomic John Cena is a very dangerous man.”
Regal’s words are proven right as Cena smashes him with lefts and rights, cornering him and then coming out with a single-leg suplex. He covers for One, Two – but Angle kicks out. Cena slows it down now, smiling out toward the crowd as he grounds Angle, playing his own game with a side-headlock. Angle uses his legs to maneuver around Cena and he wraps his legs around his waist before trying for a rear naked choke. Cena tries to battle out of it, but as Angle gets the move on, down the ramp walks Brock Lesnar. JR: “Lesnar? What’s he doing here?” Brock walks down to ringside and stands there watching the match. Angle sees him and Brock’s presence somewhat distracts him and Cena is able to get up and drop a heavy elbow on Kurt as we go to commercials.
When we return we watch as Cena and Angle are battling at ringside. Cena’s going Thuganomic on him, throwing him into the barricade before getting him back into the ring. Brock watches on as Cena tries to get on with the job. He covers for One, Two – but Angle kicks out. The audience chant Angle’s name and they continue to cheer him on. His uses their momentum to get back into the match, build some momentum and he manages to trip Cena to then grab his foot to administer an Ankle Lock! The crowd chant and cheer as Angle eyeballs Brock Lesnar. The eye-contact could be fatal though as Cena rolls through the Ankle Lock and he trips Kurt into an STFU. The fans boo like hell as Cena synchs on the move, but Angle is able to scrap and claw to the ropes. Cena gets up, as does Angle, by the ropes and again his eyes catch Brocks. He turns round to storm at Cena, but Cena lifts him up onto his shoulders and over for an instant FU! He covers, hooks the leg for One, Two and Three!
Winner: John Cena.
The crowd boo as Cena exits, not acknowledging Brock or the fans after the match. He shoves the referee away from him and then wipes the dirt off his shoulder as he marches up the ramp. Regal talks up the ‘not gonna lose’ mentality of Cena and he says that Cena’s becoming his favorite to win at WrestleMania. As Cena’s music cuts out, Brock Lesnar gets in the ring and JR fears the worst as he stares down at Angle. JR: “Last week Kurt Angle blamed Brock for his loss at SuperBrawl. Angle was adamant that if it wasn’t for Lesnar, then he would have been the one to win the Elimination Chamber match and then go on to Mania.” Lesnar continues staring at Angle, but then he just smirks and shakes his head. He exits the ring as Angle comes to. Regal: “What was that about then Jim? With what you mentioned about Kurt blaming Brock, it didn’t seem like Lesnar had any real malice toward him. I wonder what he’s thinking.” JR: “A bizarre situation William. I’m intrigued as to what Kurt thinks about this.”
Edge is in his Skybox and he’s on the phone: “Alright Mick, well that’s good to hear. Yeah, we’ll see you back here in the KWF soon. Take care.” He hangs up and as he turns round, the camera turns with him and lined up around the couch are the members of Why So Serious. Gambit’s laid across the sofa. Kelly Kelly’s sat on the arm by his shoulder. Harley Quinn’s sat on the floor, eerily rocking back and forth. Behind the couch stands Abyss and approaching Edge comes Jeff ‘The Joker’ Hardy.
Edge: “How did you guys get in here?” Joker: “Questions questions, but what matters are the answers and Edge, old buddy old pal, we want the answers as to when we’ll be receiving our Tag Title rematch?” Edge: “I’ve been thinking about this. I saw what happened at SuperBrawl and I know you guys are pissed at getting screwed over, but before I tell you about your rematch, I need you to tell me something.” Joker stares at him during a pause. He says: “Well ask. We don’t have all night.” Edge: “Alright… When Panther tracked Gambit down and you guys eventually came back here, you won the Tag Titles and you were content with that. All the threats and all the things people told me about not trusting you, not having you around because of the terrible things you do, I let it all go because of my issues with The Dudleys. Now I may be an idiot for asking this, but what’s different? You’ve barely stepped a foot out of the normal etiquette of doing things and as I said, you’ve been content with being Champs. And now, you’re all pissed off at being screwed over at SuperBrawl. So tell me why? I wanna know. Why the normality and why are you so intent on getting the Tag Titles back?”
Joker laughs. Gambit gets out playing cards and he spreads them on the floor in front of Harley Quinn. Kelly Kelly walks over to the Skybox bar and she takes a look at the bottles. Abyss smiles. Joker explains that Why So Serious went through a lot after they originally left the KWF. He says that it was in the KWF that they were really appreciated for what they did: “And while the things we did outside of the ring were entertaining, for us, what we were doing was more important to the flocks of people that read the shows and the flocks of people that show up to watch. The wrestling, the antics if you will, they’re what defines who we are. But first and foremost, we’re wrestlers.” Edge: “So because you all had jobs here, you were normal?” Joker: “Ha haha ha ha! Normal?! What’s normal?”
Edge looks around and Kelly Kelly has opened every bottle behind the bar. Abyss walks toward the door and stands there. Harley Quinn begins singing her theme song while Joker explains that Why So Serious are KWF’s highest class of criminal and while many may think that they’re playing to the rules, what comes in conclusion is what they really want. He says that there’s no plan, there never is with chaos, but quite often, when one knows the result, everything that builds up to it is… funny. Edge says that he doesn’t understand, but he does tell Joker the answer to his question: “At WrestleMania is where you’ll get your rematch for the Tag Titles. But it won’t be against just Beer Money. The Dudleys will be involved and you three teams, three of the best ever, you’ll replay your match from Sovereignty 2010. Tables, Ladders and Chairs. Jeff, you, me and The Dudleys did it twice before and this will be your encore presentation. Everything on the line, you get to use whatever you want, get whatever revenge you want on The Dudleys and you can try and get your Belts back.”
Joker laughs. Gambit stands up and says “Come on Harley.” She then crawls toward the door where Abyss opens it. Joker keeps laughing and Gambit says: “So we have a TLC at Mania and we got de Dark Side tonight?” Edge: “Yeah Cajun, that’s the way it is.” Gambit smirks as Joker laughs louder. Abyss exits. Harley exits crawling on her hands and knees, still singing her song. Gambit stands by the door and we hear a sound, somewhat like an electric charge. He drops a playing card and Kelly Kelly says “Ooops” as she topples over a few wine bottles and suddenly a blaze of fire breaks out. Joker’s laughter turns into a stern stare toward Edge. Gambit puts his arm around Kelly’s waist as the two of them exit and Joker says: “Why So Serious?” as Edge looks around him and the playing cards where Harley was just sat start lighting up. His bar area goes up in flames. There’s a look of shock on his face and he says: “F*ck.” But then, on come the sprinklers. Edge is showered before too much fire can break out and his entire Skybox is watered down. He shakes his head, kneeling to pick up one of the burnt cards. It has Joker Ha Ha Ha’s all over it. “I had to ask.” He shakes his head again and the scene fades out.
Back at ringside we watch as Mickie James stands in the ring having already made her entrance. Queen Madison comes out to a booing reception and the comms can’t believe that Why So Serious just set the GM’s Skybox alight. Regal: “Jim they knew what they were doing the moment they got into that room. They got their rematch, they’re main eventing tonight, but the thing is, it wouldn’t have mattered. If they got the opposite of what they wanted, or if they got a Tag Title rematch tonight, whatever it may have been, they went into that room knowing they were going to set it alight. They’re such a bunch of mental nutcases, they’re freaks! For God sake!” JR: “Yes well, I think they’re agents of chaos William, but remember, they didn’t start doing anything until Edge asked them why they were so normal. A bad question to ask and he almost paid for it. Gosh, let’s just be glad that the sprinklers went on right away. Edge would have been in real trouble if there wasn’t a fail-safe system here in the Honda Center. I’ll tell you what though William, the TLC match at Mania, oh I can’t wait for that!”
Mickie James vs. Queen Madison
The bell rings and the fans are very much behind Mickie as she starts toward Madison. The Queen backs up though and takes a moment to remove her tiara. She commands the referee to hold Mickie back, but the ref says “The bell’s rung, let’s go!” Mickie starts toward Madison again, but the Queen puts herself between the middle and top rope. Mickie grabs at her waist and the crowd cheer as she removes her skirt. The Queen goes berserk as she holds her backside, yelling at the ref and yelling at Mickie. JR: “Well the crowd like that.” Regal: “Well she’s in her vintage golden tan-coloured hotpants, so there’s no surprise at how pretty her rear end is, but that’s no way to treat a Queen.”
The match finally gets into combat and the two go back and forth. Mickie grounds Madison with a Thesz Press, pounding down at her face and getting the crowd going. Madison exits to ringside and she heads toward the timekeeper’s corner, demanding that she gets handed her tiara. Mickie follows though and she tries to get Madison back in the ring, but Rayne has suckered her to ringside here, performing a dropkick to James’ knees and watching her face slam into the bottom step of the steel stairs. The crowd boo as Rayne takes control and the comms tell that Queen Madison and King Dolph won’t be having the dominant year in wrestling that they had predicted before SuperBrawl.
JR: “The King and Queen predicted Title glory for them both, but after losing at SuperBrawl, King Dolph certainly won’t be challenging for the World Championship at Mania.” Regal: “Well Jim if Edge is considering The Rock’s plea then surely he’d be considering a King’s presence at Mania as well.” Rayne performs her double-knee headstomp and the majority of the crowd boo as she crawls seductively along the canvas. Her posturing leads to a chance for Mickie to get up and when she does she levels Rayne with a Mick-Kick! A huge shot right to Madison’s face and it’s got to be over. James covers for One, Two – but Madison kicks out! She kicks out and while the ref was down counting, she reaches for his shirt during the kick-out. Mickie can’t believe it. She gets off Madison and she tries to pick her up, but Rayne keeps hold of the ref’s shirt. The ref tries to get her off, as does Mickie, but Madison holds on and while the distraction is in motion she’s able to dig a hard elbow back into Mickie’s gut. She then lets go of the ref, turns toward Mickie and *BAM* Rayne Drop. Mickie’s down and Madison hooks both legs on the cover for One, Two and Three.
Winner: Queen Madison.
The fans boo as Queen Madison stands to Royally wave toward the audience. They continue booing as she commands the ref get her tiara and eventually we see King Dolph, followed by Ryback walk down the ramp applauding the Queen. The comms review replays and tell that Madison’s resilience served her well, but ultimately it was the distraction through the ref that allowed for that low elbow right into Mickie’s gut. Regal: “I wouldn’t say gut JR, that shot was more into Mickie’s pie area in truth. A sneaky move by our Queen, but a victory that shall stand in KWF history.” The audience continue to boo as the King, Queen and Ryback continue their celebrations.
We come back after commercials. ♫The music of Samoa Joe♫ «< click to play) hits and the Samoan Submission Machine comes down to the ring. Regal: “Now what does this guy want?” JR: “He has a serious look on his face. This should be interesting.” Joe has a mic in hand and he gets into the ring. The audience bark ‘Joe!’ ‘Joe!’ ‘Joe!’ ‘Joe!’ and he speaks: “Just under a year ago at KWF WrestleMania, I defeated two men to retain the Hardcore Championship. I went on to hold that Belt for a large part of 2012, and seeing as KWF’s coming to an end, I thought now would be as good a time as any to tell you all how I intend to go out in a blaze of glory. I have decided that the most fitting way for me to mark my time in this company, is by raising the Title that I made famous once again, and that will forever be remembered as Samoa Joe’s Hardcore Championship. So Sheamus, I’m callin’ you out! Get out here now so that I can put my challenge to you man-to-man, face-to-face.” The crowd cheer, but we don’t hear the music of the Celtic Warrior. Instead we hear the drums of ♫Rob Van Dam, the Whole F’n Show!♫ «< click to play).
Joe looks up to the stage and sees RVD come out. After doing the ‘Rob Van Dam’ thumb gesture for the crowd, he heads to the ring and grabs a mic himself: “Samoa Joe, now don’t think I came out here to stir anything with you. You’re absolutely right. As far as the KWF goes, the Hardcore Title is synonymous with you. You held that Belt for a long time, and your clashes with Big Show over it are legendary, but when it comes to the ‘entire’ history of Hardcore, the Whole F’n Show has got to be taken into account. Me and you went toe-to-toe with Mark Henry in that Triple Threat match last year, and fair enough, you went into Mania as Champ, you left as Champ. But twelve months on at the last ever KWF show, and the last ever KWF WrestleMania, I know that I have what it takes to put that Belt where it really belongs. Around the waist of Rob… Van… Dam!” The crowd cheer, but before Joe can answer, we finally do hear ♫Sheamus’ music♫ «< click to play), and the Hardcore Champion comes out to the stage. Both Joe and RVD look up at him, and he has a smile on his face and a mic in his hand.
“Alright fellas. This is the great thing about being a Champion, you’ve got people falling over themselves to fight you at pay-per-views, and there will never be a pay-per-view as big as this year’s WrestleMania, given what it represents and the journeys we have all taken to get there. So rather than stand here and do eenie-meenie-minie-mo to decide which one of you to will take me on in New York… alright, alright New Jersey, how about this; Last year, as you pointed out, you went up against Mark Henry in an epic Triple Threat encounter. Well, why not try and better that? It’s already a step up when you’ve got the Celtic Warrior heading into it as Champion instead of the so-called World’s Strongest Fella, and beating you two at Mania will be the perfect way to rubber stamp myself as the greatest Hardcore Champion, not just in KWF history, but of all time. RVD… Samoa Joe… and Sheamus, Triple Threat for the Hardcore Championship, at WrestleMania! What do you say fellas?” Joe and RVD look to one another, and both nod. Sheamus looks delighted as ♫his music♫ «< click to play) hits again and he beats his chest. RVD and Joe square up as JR and Regal react positively to this announcement. JR: “What a match that promises to be! KWF WrestleMania is already shaping up to be the biggest wrestling event of all time.” Regal: “I don’t often agree with you Jim, but you’re absolutely right. My mouth is watering already, and we’ve still got three and a half weeks to go!”
We come into a shot panning across the skyline of New York. The view goes over to New Jersey and slams down into the MetLife Stadium, the venue of KWF WrestleMania. We go to a video montage recapping moments and highlights of KWF history. We’re reminded of Monday Night’s TNA RAW run by Bret Hart and taken over by Hulk Hogan. We see Ric Flair as General Manager of Friday Night’s Impact SmackDown and we see WWE Titles, TNA Titles and old, new and original characters that have filled the roster over the years here on KWF Blogs. We see reminders of the successes of AJ Styles and Shelton Benjamin as Tag Team Champions. We see Kelly Kelly defeating Mickie James in an I Quit match at The Bash in 2010. We see the awesome moves of one of KWF’s greatest former Hardcore Champions, John Morrison. We see the re-emergence of the original Masked Kane, the kisses between Maria Kanellis and Christy Hemme, Christian Cage defeating Brock Lesnar and The Rock vs. Shawn Michaels with Sting as Special Guest Referee.
We fast forward through the years, with clips reminding us of Metallica at Mania, Jennifer Lopez at SummerSlam and the sweet sweet victory of DX defeating The Dark Side at Survivor Series 2011. We see clips of Money in the Bank Ladder matches, the return of King of the Ring and the glorious explosiveness that is KWF’s X-Division. The Keystone Wrestling Federation was born on July 8th 2009 and through Roster Draft’s, overseas pay-per-views and legendary matches, we now come to our final event ever. Over the past three and a half years KWF Blogs has given all of us moments that will forever remain in our memories and on the night of March 31st we invite you to join us for KWF WrestleMania. A graphic fades onto the screen. It is the logo for KWF WrestleMania 2013. It fades out again, and is replaced by another graphic saying ‘25 days’.
We hear screams from the audience and… *BONG!* goes the chime of The Dark Side. The arena lights turn to a blood red and as ♫music hits♫ «< click to play) we see smoke fill the stage area. The tron rises and at the very same time, out step Kane and The UnderTaker! Chills fill the arena and the comms tell that we are about to have perhaps the biggest most unpredictable tag team main event that the entire industry’s ever seen. JR: “It’s the Brothers of Destruction against Gambit and The Joker. This is what the business is all about. Four characters that have the audience always wanting more and four superstars that are simply the highest caliber of main event material. What a match this is, put together by Edge.”
Regal: “Yes Jim, all well and good, but look at what these sides have at stake at WrestleMania. It’s going to be our last show ever and UnderTaker’s going to take on his apprentice, The Absolute Lashley, while Why So Serious have to take on Beer Money and The Dudleys in a replay of their 2010 TLC match. Surely all these gents are looking forward to Mania. I suppose only Kane can be focused on this match alone, but then again, it’s Kane, he’s all about hell-fire and while it was fun for Why So Serious to almost kill Edge earlier, I bet Kane is going to find it fun wiping the smile off Joker’s face tonight. What a match we have at hand indeed.” Kane and The UnderTaker complete their entrance and they receive a ton of boos as well. ♫Why So Serious’ music hits♫ «< click to play) and out come Gambit and The Joker. They stand on stage for the moment, looking out toward the crowd. They make their way to the ring as we get set for our blockbuster main event.
The UnderTaker & Kane vs. Gambit & Jeff ‘The Joker’ Hardy
The bell rings slowly… Each and every person in the audience is on their feet and it’s The UnderTaker who starts against The Joker. Taker puts his arms up and gets into fighting stance, but Joker mocks and exaggerates Taker’s stance, doing the same thing right back at him. Joker stands up straight and laughs. He then storms full speed at Taker, but the Deadman nails him with a right hand. However, Gambit comes in illegally and he leaps to level Taker with a roundhouse kick. Joker gets up and the two of them corner him, kicking at him and laying into him with a mugging. Kane marches in, the ref too scared to approach and he pulls Joker away from the corner by his hair, tossing him from one corner to another with ease. He then waits as Gambit turns round and storms at Kane, but the Big Red Machine lifts him up and drops him with a Sidewalk Slam! The UnderTaker sits up by the corner and we go to commercials.
When we come back Kane is legal against Gambit and the two go back and forth with the comms reminding us that one of Gambit’s most famous singles competition victories was against Kane back on KWF’s Impact SmackDown. The contest goes on with UnderTaker and The Joker often tagging in and out and JR describes this as a tag team case of the unstoppable force versus the immovable object: “Kane is a machine, he unleashes pure punishment and The UnderTaker will certainly go out to hurt you, but Gambit and The Joker take the hits and Joker especially, he laughs at them William.” Regal: “Well that’s Jeff ‘The Joker’ Hardy for you Jim. All those years Hardy was famous for his resilience and the fact that he could take all the pain in the world and he’d still kick out and he’d still win matches. You have Joker Hardy now and he laughs when he gets hit. He absorbs it and he continues coming back, continues scrapping to come back and win. That’s where he and Gambit have made such a great team. It’s not just because of the fact that they both like playing cards. It’s chemistry and Gambit is a man that hates to lose as well.”
The match still goes back and forth, with no signs at coming to an end and no signs as to whether there’s a clear winner here. As Joker’s legal against UnderTaker again, he suddenly points toward the ramp. UnderTaker doesn’t trust him, so doesn’t look, but then Kane turns his head and he tilts it to one side as we see that there is a figure stepping out from under the rising tron. Joker puts his hands up to Taker and begs him to turn around. We hear him yell: “It’s Lashley! The Absolute Lashley’s coming, look look!” So Taker finally takes a step away from Joker and he turns to see that the man now climbing the ring apron is Abyss – with Lashley’s mask on. Joker laughs out loud, but continues barking: “That’s Lashley! It’s Lashley! It’s Lashley!” Abyss steps over the top rope.
He stands there and roars at The UnderTaker, but the Phenom just stands there unimpressed. Regal: “Do you think he’s buying it?” JR: “Oddly enough, no William, I don’t think he is.” Taker has about had enough of Why So Serious’ games, and goes to approach Abyss, but all of a sudden, we see a fist burst through the ring canvas. JR: “What the Hell?!” Up from under the ring come the giant arms of The Absolute Lashley! Smoke fills out from the hole that emerges as Lashley’s arms grab the legs of The UnderTaker! Taker claws at Abyss’ chest, but he backs off, as surprised as anyone, exiting the ring. Kane comes in and grabs Taker’s arms, he pulls and tries to keep his brother safe, but the power of Lashley is too overwhelming and The UnderTaker is sucked into the depths of hell! *Ding-Ding-Ding* goes the bell as the scared referee dives out of the ring and frantically calls for the bell.
No Contest, match thrown out.
JR: “By God, a trademark mind-game of The UnderTaker is being used against the Lord of Darkness tonight – and William, Kane couldn’t pull him out. Lashley was too strong!” Regal: “Well the apprentice has certainly learned all he can from his Master Jim, but this is a mistake. Lashley can’t think he can get away with this. This is Taker’s own game, WrestleMania is his stage!” JR: “But I’d say the Streak is under threat more than ever!” We watch as Kane stares into the hole in the ring. Smoke comes out of it and there’s no sign of Taker or Lashley – but then as Kane turns around, he gets a kick to the face! A Mardi-Gras from Gambit and he falls right into a Twist of Hate! The Joker rolls over on the canvas, laughing like a child being tickled on his back. Kelly Kelly emerges and steps into the ring. Abyss gets in and stares down at the hole left by Lashley and Harley Quinn goes to ringside, to grab a microphone. She gets in the ring. Goes to The Joker, who calms down. He stands up. Takes the mic. Stares at the hole. He then looks toward the audience and jumps back as if he’s overwhelmed at being stared at by all of them. And he says: “Do you wanna know how I got these scars?”… Turmoil fades out.