From The Shelf- WWE Bragging Rights 2009
Posted by Dylan Diot on 10.21.2013
Raw faces Smackdown for Bragging Rights.....forget about that, Orton almost blew up Cena!!!!!!!
WWE Bragging Rights 2009
Your hosts are Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, and Todd Grisham.
Video package for Miz/Morrison airs.
Bragging Right Match- The Miz (Raw) vs. John Morrison (Smackdown)
Miz is the US Champion while Morrison is the Intercontinental Champion but both belts are not on the line. Feeling out process to start and Morrison overpowers Miz early. Miz bails to regroup and back in, Morrison catches Miz with a flapjack. Standing SSP by Morrison gets 2. Miz stomps away on Morrison in the corner and he dumps Morrison to the floor. Miz goes to suplex him back in but Morrison blocks and sunset flips Miz for 2. Jackknife roll-up by Morrison gets 2 and he blocks a backslide attempt. Morrison clotheslines Miz to the floor and Morrison catches him with a baseball slide. Back in, Morrison covers for 2 and Miz blocks a headscissors attempt by dumping Morrison to the floor. Back in, Miz hits a back suplex to Morrison for 2. Rear surfboard by Miz but Morrison breaks with a mule kick. Forearms by Morrison but Miz comes back with a corner lariat. Knee lift off the apron by Miz gets 2. Chinlock by Miz but Morrison fights out. Roll-up by Morrison gets 2 and he gets an OíConnor roll for 2. They trade kicks to the ribs and Morrison catches Miz with a flying forearm. Leg lariat by Morrison gets 2. Miz counters the Shining Wizard with a roll-up for 2. Morrison takes Miz down and he pounds away with forearms. Flying Chuck by Morrison gets 2 as Miz gets his foot on the ropes!!! Miz bails before Morrison could go for Starship Pain so Morrison hits a slingshot corkscrew pescado to the floor. Back in, Morrison covers Miz for 2. Morrison puts Miz on top and goes for a superplex but Miz blocks and hits a double axe handle to the back of Morrison. Morrison blocks Skull Crushing Finale and he hits a side Russian leg sweep. Morrison goes for Starship Pain but Miz sweeps the legs causing Morrison to crash to the mat. Miz covers for 3!!! Winner- The Miz (Raw 1-0) ***1/2 ( Damn good opener. Both guys had tons of momentum throughout 2009 so the crowd was into everything they did. They told a good story with both men avoiding each otherís moves having team for the last two years and Miz caught Morrison at the right time to steal the win. )
Cody Rhodes brags about a Raw sweep but R-Truth appears and tells him there are still two matches to go. Rhodes tells him he is a replacement for an embarrassing Smackdown team and calls him second rate. Truth tells him Dusty Rhodes and Randy Orton are the only reason he is on Raw. Big Show appears and tells Truth to tell Team Smackdown that Rawís actions will speak for themselves.
Bragging Rights Match- Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya (Smackdown) vs. Melina, Gail Kim, and Kelly Kelly (Raw)
Phoenix and Kim start. Forearms by Kim and she goes for a springboard crossbody but Phoenix catches him. Kim rolls through for 2 and Phoenix knocks her down. Blind tag by McCool and Kim hits a hurricanrana. Tag to Natalya and she slams Kim. She misses an elbow drop and Kim hits a running shoulder tackle in the corner. Tag to Kelly and she chokes Natalya with her boot in the corner. Tilt-a-whirl headscissors by Kelly and she goes for a wheelbarrow but Natalya blocks by dropping her on the ropes for 2. She rams Kelly into the corner and hits her with some knees to the midsection in the corner. Kelly tries a sunset flip but McCool tags in and works her over. Tag to Phoenix and she snapmares Kelly for 2. Chinlock by Phoenix and Kelly fights out and goes for the tag but Phoenix drives her back into the corner. Chinlock by McCool and she hits some knees to the head of Kelly. Blind tag by Phoenix and Kelly catches her with a hurricanrana for 2. Jawbreaker by Kelly and she tags Melina. Forearms by Melina and she hits a dropkick. Drop toe hold by Melina and she drives her knees into the back of Phoenix. She takes Phoenix down by the hair and she counters a slingshot suplex attempt into a small package. The ref is distracted which allows McCool to roll Phoenix on top for 2. Tilt-a-whirl faceplant by Melina gets 2 as McCool breaks and everyone brawls. Phoenix botches a snake eyes and she hits the Glam Slam for 3. Winners- Michelle McCool, Beth Phoenix, and Natalya ** (Match was OK, but it was incredibly sloppy and had little heat. It was a basic Divaís Match. )
Jack Swagger interrupts a speech by DX saying the team is already good because heís on the team. Shawn lectures him on respect and Triple H talks about how the horrible things they have done to their teammates. Shawn says they donít like each other but they respect each other and he tells Swagger if he doesnít like it, heíll replace him with the first person he sees. Hornswoggle appears and Shawn regrets what he said. Triple H says they have to win tonight.
Video package for Undertaker/Punk/Batista/Mysterio airs.
After the match, Josh Matthews interviews Rey and he says they tried their hardest. Rey checks on Batista and he says heíll have another day. Batista tells Rey they werenít close, only he was close. He says heís tired of only coming close and heís tired of Rey stabbing him in the back. Batista tells Rey heís going to rip his head off and then takes him out with a lariat. He kicks Rey to the floor and tosses him into the barricade. Batista kicks Rey in the head one more time before leaving. ( Awesome angle. Batista became the best heel in the company within a few months after this. )
Bragging Rights Match- DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho, Kane, Matt Hardy, Finley, R-Truth, and Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith)
Truth and Rhodes start. They slug it out and Truth hits a leg lariat for 2. Truth charges in the corner but eats elbow and they trade blows on the mat. Show tags in so Truth tags Kane in. Show charges in the corner but misses and Kane hits a corner clothesline. Show comes back with a shoulder block and he hits a leg drop for 2. Tag to Swagger and Kane knocks him down with a clothesline. Tag to Hardy and he hits a clothesline for 2. Hardy hockey fights Swagger and Swagger charges in the corner but eats boot. Second rope leg drop by Hardy gets 2 and Swagger bails. Hardy follows and he hits a clothesline on the floor. Cody distracts Hardy, allowing Swagger to send Hardy into the post. Both teams have a confrontation on the floor and back in, Swagger hits the Divorce Court for 2. Tag to Henry and he works over the arm of Hardy. Headbutt by Henry and he misses an elbow drop. Henry tosses Hardy across the ring by the bad arm and Shawn tags in. He sends Hardy shoulder first into the corner and Hardy comes back with Side Effect. Tag to Finley and he slams Shawn into an elbow drop. Finley sends Shawn to the corner where he does the corner flip. Short arm clothesline by Finley and he works Shawn over in the corner. They crack heads and both men are down. Sweet Chin Music by Shawn but he walks into the Hart Attack from the Hart Dynasty for 2!!! Smith blind tagged in beforehand. Slam by Smith and he tags Jericho. Half nelson chinlock by Jericho but Shawn fights out and rolls him up for 2. Clothesline by Jericho gets 2. Tag to Kane and he snap mares Shawn into a basement dropkick for 2. Tag to Smith and he grabs a chinlock. Shawn tries to fight out so Smith hits a Saito suplex for 2. Slam by Smith and he tags Kidd. Springboard elbow drop misses and HHH tags in. High knee to Kidd and HHH hits the face buster to Smith. Clothesline by HHH and he spinebusters Finley onto Smith. Spinebuster to Kidd onto both!!! Kane chokeslams HHH and Kidd covers for 2!!! Tag to Jericho and he hits a bulldog. Lionsault misses and Kingston tags in. Springboard clothesline to Jericho and Kingston hits a leaping clothesline. Kofi goes for the Boom Drop but Jericho blocks and goes for the Walls of Jericho. Kingston counters into a small package for 2 and he hits Trouble in Paradise for 2 as Hart Dynasty saves!!! Henry hits a double clothesline to them and then to Hardy and Truth. Henry goes to the floor and Hardy leaps to the floor but Henry catches him. Truth leaps off the apron and knocks Henry down. Finley Roll to Rhodes but he walks into the Swagger Bomb. Big boot by Kane to Swagger but he walks into a Spear from Show!!! Kofi goes up but Show grabs him and hits a chokeslam!!!! HHH goes to confront him but Show hits the KO Punch!!! Jericho covers Kofi for 3!!! Winners- Chris Jericho, Kane, Matt Hardy, Finley, R-Truth, and Hart Dynasty ***3/4 (Smackdown 2-1, Smackdown wins Bragging Rights) ( Tons of fun, as the action never let and this never felt like it was a twenty minute match. )
Video package for Orton/Cena airs.
Cody Rhodes tells Kofi Kingston heís the reason Raw lost and he attacks Kofi.
The 411: This was a very enjoyable PPV. Everything on the show besides the Diva match was very good . The opener was excellent, the four way was one hell of a sprint, the 7-on-7 tag was tons of fun, and the main event, while dull and goofy at times, was a suitable finale to the Cena/Orton saga. This show is well worth a look.