WWE Championship Scramble
Jeff Hardy is the first participant in the WWE Championship Scramble Match. Jim Ross reminds us that a random drawing determined the order of entrance. WWE United States Champion Shelton Benjamin is the second wrestler out as he and Jeff Hardy will start things out.
Jeff Hardy is the first participant in the WWE Championship Scramble Match. Jim Ross reminds us that a random drawing determined the order of entrance. WWE United States Champion Shelton Benjamin is the second wrestler out as he and Jeff Hardy will start things out. They show a taped interview of Shelton Benjamin claiming that after this match tonight that both of his shoulders will have gold and that he is the gold standard.
The bell rings and we’re underway. Benjamin gets a quick cradle and a one count. Hardy counters and gets one of his own. JR and Tazz put over Benjamin’s mat wrestling ability. Shelton applies a side headlock on Hardy. Hardy sends him off the ropes but takes a shoulder block. Shelton gets a quick cover.
Hardy gets Shelton in a roll-up for a two count. Hardy bounces Shelton’s head off the turnbuckle and whips him into the corner. Hardy gets a two count on Shelton. Shelton applies another side headlock on Hardy and wrestles with him on the mat. Shelton wrenches back on the side headlock as the referee checks for submission. Hardy is able to get to his feet and backs Shelton down down elbows. Hardy dodges two kicks but Shelton picks him up and throws him in the ropes. Shelton gets a two count. Shelton goes on the offensive against Hardy on the mat.
Benjamin locks in another submission hold with his arms on the throat of Jeff Hardy. Benjamin works the head of Jeff Hardy with right hands. Benjamin gets another two count. Hardy counters and gets a two count. Shelton looked like he botched a maneuver, falling down after not being touched by Hardy. Hardy hits a scoop slam on Benjamin and a leg drop followed by another near fall.
Shelton works Hardy over as Hardy counters. It’s time for The Brian Kendrick as he comes out with Ezekiel Jackson. Hardy throws Benjamin to the apron, they duke it out on the apron. Benjamin tries a belly-to-back off the apron but Brian Kendrick gets involved. Kendrick works over Hardy and gets a two count. Kendrick uses boots and quick kicks to build offense on Hardy as he gets a near fall.
Hardy finally counters and flips him over face first. Kendrick gets pinned by Jeff Hardy who becomes the current WWE Champion.
Shelton Benjamin goes back to work on Hardy as Kendrick is on the outside re-grouping. Hardy hits a nice suplex on Benjamin and gets a two count. The crowd is dead for this one as well as Benjamin drops Hardy in the ring.
Hardy gets out of the way of Benjamin offense. Hardy goes for Twist of Fate but Shelton hits Paydirt and goes for the cover. Kendrick comes in for the save. Brian Kendrick hits The Kendrick on Hardy and pins him for three. Brian Kendrick is the current WWE Champion.
MVP is out as the next participant. Can you believe as I type this Brian Kendrick is the WWE Champion? MVP gets in the ring and goes at it with Kendrick and drops him face first on the mat. MVP flips Kendrick out of the ring and then goes to work on Shelton Benjamin.
MVP sends Benjamin into the turnbuckles face first and stalks him on the setup. Kendrick intercepts his drive bye attempt with a thunderous drop kick. Jeff Hardy gets in the ring and makes the save. Hardy finally gets a cover on Benjamin but The Kendrick makes the save and kicks Jeff out of the ring. Kendrick goes to work on Benjamin, kicking him in the face.
Shelton hits Kendrick with a Samoan Drop. MVP goes for the cover on Benjamin but Kendrick makes the save. MVP throws Kendrick into the turnbuckles but Kendrick hits a beautiful twisting crossbody. Kendrick kicks Shelton in the face then MVP in the face.
Shelton hits Kendrick with a Samoan Drop. MVP goes for the cover on Benjamin but Kendrick makes the save. MVP throws Kendrick into the turnbuckles but Kendrick hits a beautiful twisting crossbody. Kendrick kicks Shelton in the face then MVP in the face. Shelton Benjamin gets Kendrick up for a powerbomb but Kendrick counters with a hurricanrana. Kendrick works MVP over in the corner. MVP battles out as Kendrick hits another nice dropkick.
Triple H comes out to a big pop from the live crowd. He’s got a bottle of water with him that he throws into the crowd. Kendrick tells Hunter to bring it on. Hunter sends Shelton to the outside and works over MVP. Spine buster from Hunter on Kendrick, he throws MVP out, then hits the Pedigree on The Kendrick. Triple H becomes the current WWE Champion with a pinfall on Kendrick.
Hunter works with Shelton on the outside as both are down. Hardy rolls MVP back in the ring. Twist of Fate from Hardy on MVP as Jeff Hardy pins MVP to become the current WWE Champion. Kendrick back in the ring and hits a move on Hardy. Hardy counters and hits a sitdown suplex.
Hardy goes to the top rope as The Game knocks him down from the outside. Triple H hits The Kendrick with the Pedigree as he gets the three count to become the current WWE Champion!
Hardy hits the Swanton off the top rope onto Kendrick and gets the three count to become the current WWE Champion. Hunter and Hardy go at it, Hardy throws Hunter to the outside. He follows high-risk on Hunter. Triple H and Jeff Hardy are out on the outside.
We’re under one minute as MVP is working with Kendrick on the top rope. Electric chair off the top rope involving Kendrick, MVP, and Benjamin. Hardy hits Whisper in the Wind on MVP then a Swanton on Shelton. Hunter gets back in the ring, hits a Pedigree on MVP and gets the cover for the three count while Hardy was pinning Benjamin.
Winner: Triple H