By Ryan Clark | May 05, 2008
We get a video package highlighting William Regal's coronation featuring the return of Mr. Kennedy, which resulted in the two brawling. Then later in the show, Regal pulled the main event of Randy Orton vs. Triple H off the air mid-match, in case you hadn't heard. Regal wants respect, is the general message.
Vince McMahon is at the top of the ramp. He gets no music. He says last week, Regal did something no one has ever done. He pulled the plug in the middle of a championship match. Because of that, many people protested and want a response. Vince says those actions were reprehensible. But he also finds his actions to be innovative, daring, and visionary. Regal reminds Vince of himself. Shocking. Vince is endorsing Regal as King and General Manager. He wants us to show Regal the same respect we have for him. No problem.
We're in Toronto, Canada with Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
William Regal is out and has new music, though he might have had it last week. He gets to the ring and takes a mic. We may not like him, but we'll respect him. He is prepared to turn out the lights again. "Regal sucks" – Toronto. "So be it" – Regal. Lights out on Regal's request. Apparently, Regal still sucks. Regal has them turned back on again. This show will continue, but we may not be able to see it. He's willing to have the show in darkness. He won't tolerate disrespect…
Kennedy! Kennedy gets a massive pop for the interruption. Kennedy chants from the Toronto crowd. He says if Regal wants respect, then all he has to do is go one-on-one with him, tonight. Regal says Kennedy doesn't get it. Kennedy doesn't know his place because Regal is his superior. Kennedy tells him to prove it. Regal intends to… Kennedy is in the main event against ECW Champion Kane… and the WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison and Miz… and the Money in the Bank winner CM Punk… and the former ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero… and his bodyguard Bam Neely… and the rest of the ECW roster. It's a part of the arrangement he has with Armando Estrada in exchange for promoting tomorrow night's 100th episode of ECW…
Time to play The Game! Another massive pop for Hunter. Triple H asks for Regal's pardon and he means no disrespect. He wanted to congratulate Regal on his new found position of power. He wants to offer Regal some advice. If he wants to stay in that position, he needs to not make mistakes… for example, last week. He turned the lights out on Triple H's match… mistake. After the show, he came out and ended the match… a mistake. He disrespected The Game. That was a mistake. If he wants to maintain his position, you do not want to go to war with The Game.
Regal says he wouldn't want to do that… Triple H is far too busy. He has the cage match in 2 weeks but tonight's it's going to be ECW vs. Kennedy and Triple H! Mistake?
Women's Championship Lumberjack Match – Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix
Your Lumberjacks are the 10 chicks who have been involved in those 12 man tags that aren't named Mickie or Beth. Maria looks stunning tonight. Seriously, it's ridiculous. Mickie gets a big pop. No super special ring announcing here. They lock up and go to the corner. Clean break. Lock up again and Mickie gets shoved to the mat. She ducks a clothesline and grabs a waistlock but goes down to a shoulder tackle for 2. Mickie gets tossed outside where the heels put a beating on her. The face Divas make the save as Victoria rolls Mickie back in and Beth gets a 2 count. Mickie fights back with a forearm, reverses a hip toss and hits a neckbreaker for just 1. Mickie gets tripped and goes to the floor to take out Jillian. It's breaking down on the floor as we go to break with Beth covering for 2. These chicks just love to get on each other. I'm not complaining. We come back with Phoenix in control using a bow and arrow like move. We get an awesome shot of Maria's cleavage. What? It's a rest hold. Mickie refuses to give up and gets to her feet and counters with two feet to the face. Beth misses an elbow and almost gets caught with a roll-up. She pulls Mickie up but eats a dropkick. They exchange forearms and Mickie gets a kick, and another. Mickie goes to the top but gets pulled down. She fights them off and hits a Thez press and gets 2. Mickie hits another kick, another is blocked and she nails an enziguri. On the floor, the faces beat down Beth and toss her in. Maria gets dragged in causing a distraction. Melina's in the ring with the title, swings, misses and nails Beth! Mickie tosses Melina and rolls up Beth for the 3!
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