MNR - March 21 - Pittsburgh, PA
Cole comes out pretending to be Jim Ross with what looks like a neck brace on his ankle. When Lawler jumps up to stop Cole, Security hustles Cole into his "fortress of attitude and aptitude" where he continues to berate Lawler.
Triple H music plays, he comes to the ring and talks about the Wrestlemania match with the Undertaker, says he will win the match and Undertaker will R.I.P.
Ted DiBiase, Jr. comes out and whines about how he was in WM last year and this year he is an afterthought & challenges Triple H to a match tonight so he can "take him out." they start fighting outside the ring. Triple H clobbers him with a chair several times then gets him on top of the announce table, uses the Undertaker's gesture and pedigrees DiBiase through the announce table and they both go down. Triple H gets up and walks away. DiBiase doesn't.
Sheamus vs. Evan Bourne - Sheamus wins while they talk about his "losing streak" being over. He flaunts the belt & Daniel Bryan comes out & demands his rematch at Wrestlemania. Sheamus kicks him in the head and leaves.
Randy Orton gets off his bus, arriving at the arena. Announcer guy asks him about the bus. He talks about his family and the "birth" of the Nexus, & how he has "dismantled the Nexus, one punt at a time" then goes inside.
Maryse vs. Eve Torres - Midway through the match, Cole interrupts the match and asks if they can get it overwith because he has another announcement about Lawler. The match continues while the others call Cole disrespectful. Eve wins, then goes after Cole in his little booth. His security guy keeps her away from Cole while he stands on his own announce table and yells.
Flashback to Friday when the Corre beat up Big Show and Kane
The Corre in the ring, when Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov come out for a Tag Team match against Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel. Gabriel wins with a 450 splash and a pin on Kozlov. The Corre goes after Marella and Kozlov, Big Show and Kane come out to the ring to get the Corre and take them out one by one while Marella and Kozlov recover. Ezekiel Jackson gets double choke-slammed by Kane & Big Show at the same time. Kane's pyro goes off as the Big Show's music plays.
Flashbacks to John Cena getting attacked last week on FNS by the Miz, dressed as the Rock. Cena appears live on satellite from his home, responding to being attacked 4 weeks in a row by the Miz. Cena says next week he will be face to face with the Rock next week on Monday Night Raw. Cena says he has underestimated the Miz. He says he will be watching the Miz tonight.
Michael Cole comes out of his booth & announces an exclusive. After the break, Cole & Jack Swagger are running around in the ring. Cole gets on the mic & introduces Swagger, who is at the announce table, menacing Lawler. Cole plays flashback to last week when Lawler's son Bryan came out & messed with Lawler. Cole shows that Bryan Christopher gave him the "Lawler family photo album" and brings out pictures of Lawler's late father. King finally snaps, gets clobbered by Jack Swagger, then he gets ankle-locked by Swagger and Cole.
After the break, Cole apologizes to the other announcers for letting his emotions get the better of him and they move on to a flashback of Snooki on Monday Night Raw.
Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison - Dolph Ziggler, accompanied by LayCool and Vicki Guerrero come to the ring. John Morrison and Trish Stratus come to the ring. During the match, Dolph gets thrown out of the ring, Michelle McCool and Trish Stratus get involved. The Anonymous Raw GM chimes in and announces that the match is now an inter-gender tag team match.
LayCool, Guerrero and Ziggler vs. Morrison & Stratus - 4 on 2 Inter-gender Tag Team match. Vicki tries to jump Stratus and lands on her butt. Stratus tags Morrison who comes in and Vicki has to go out so Dolph can go in. Morrison goes down, Ziggler tags Vicki, and she pins Morrison for the win.
Promo for Sin Cara
Other WWE Superstars discuss the Undertaker/Triple H match at Wrestlemania (video package)
"Wrestlemania Rewind" Match - Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio During the match, CM Punk comes on the TitanTron and addresses "Randall" in the ring. He is standing outside Orton's bus and says he can't wait to meet Orton's wife. Orton goes running out of the ring to the bus, where Punk hits him in the knee with a wrench as Orton's wife screams inside the bus door. Punk leaves and Orton's wife comes out and calls for help.
Alex Riley is in the ring on the mic, saying he was fired 3 weeks ago as Miz's apprentice, but has been hired back as VP of Corporate Communication. He introduces the Miz, who comes to the ring and says that the crowd is "blessed" to see him. He then goes on to explain why he is the greatest WWE Champion in history. He says that he has "flipped" the WWE logo so that the "W" is now an "M" for Miz. He reveals a new belt with the "flipped" logo on it and says this is the title belt from now on. Cena appears on the TitanTron applauding & starts making fun of the Miz. He says that Miz should never make him angry. Cena's "house" is dismantled to reveal that he is actually there in Pittsburgh & comes running out to the ring. Miz & Riley are freaking out in the ring--Cena runs to the ring and Miz and Riley try to beat him up but he holds his own against them. Riley gets thrown out of the ring and Miz runs out and up the ramp. Riley is then caught in the STF by Cena, who won't let go, even though Riley is "tapping." Miz comes back out and he and Cena glare at each other, then Cena STF's Riley again as 2 refs try to pull him off. Every time Miz tries to leave, Cena grabs Riley in the STF again. 3 Refs try to pull him off. He finally lets go and mugs for the crowd.
It is amazing how long it takes to finish something you aren't working on.
| Pounds lost: 12.0