Been TNMing for a long time but never really tried to start at a certain point in WWE's history and book from there so here is my attempt to do so.
I ran WrestleMania XXV unbooked (except for one match, I wonder which one that could be...) and will take whatever results given to me and run from there. Mania will be posted sometime tonight and then I will go from there, probably updating this post two or three times a week with new cards.
The run downs are going to be pretty bare bones so feel free to ask questions if you something doesn't compute.
[WWE.com Exclusive Match]: Match for the vacant WWE Unified Tag Team Championships: The Miz and John Morrison defeated Carlito and Primo when Miz pinned Primo with the Reality Check in 0:16:34. Rating: *** 1/4 (The Miz and John Morrison won the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships.)
[Money in the Bank]: Montel Vontavious Porter won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match in 0:08:25. Rating: * 3/4
[Miss Wrestlemania Battle Royal]: Michelle McCool won a 20-Person Battle Royal: x Rosa threw out Nikki in 0:00:48 x M. McCool threw out Gail in 0:00:51 x M. McCool threw out Alicia after a hiptoss in 0:01:26 x Tiffany threw out Katie in 0:01:51 x Maryse threw out Brie in 0:02:18 x Maria threw out Maryse after spinning headscissors in 0:03:51 x M. McCool threw out Candice after a leg lariat in 0:04:42 x M. McCool threw out Maria in 0:04:51 x Kelly threw out Rosa in 0:05:20 x Natalya threw out Tiffany after a side headlock in 0:06:15 x M. McCool threw out Melina in 0:06:23 x Natalya threw out Kelly in 0:06:59 x Santino threw out Mickie in 0:07:40 x M. McCool threw out Eve after a spear in 0:07:49 x Jillian threw out Beth in 0:08:29 x Layla threw out Santino in 0:08:55 x M. McCool threw out Layla after a kneebreaker in 0:09:21 x M. McCool threw out Natalya after a belly-to-belly suplex in 0:09:46 x M. McCool threw out Jillian after a forearm to the back in 0:10:33 Rating: * 3/4
Handicap-Match: Jimmy Snuka, Ricky Steamboat and Roddy Piper defeated Chris Jericho when J. Snuka pinned Jericho after a flying headbutt in 0:01:58. Rating: * 3/4
[Extreme Rules]: Jeff Hardy pinned Matt Hardy after a flying forearm in 0:14:08. Rating: **** 1/4
John "Bradshaw" Layfield pinned Rey Mysterio after a powerslam in 0:04:28. Rating: ** 1/2 (John "Bradshaw" Layfield retained the Intercontinental Championship.)
The Undertaker pinned Shawn Michaels with the Tombstone in 0:26:54. Rating: *****
Triple Threat Match: Edge defeated John Cena and The Big Show when Edge pinned J. Cena with the Spear in 0:19:14. Rating: *** 3/4 (Edge retained the World Heavyweight Championship.)
Match where the title can change hands via DQ or countout: Randy Orton pinned Triple H with the RKO in 0:11:00. Rating: **** (Randy Orton won the WWE Championship.)
What a WrestleMania!
The big news is the fact that Randy Orton is the new WWE Champion as he was able to pin a seemingly distracted Triple H cleanly in the middle of the ring to regain the belt.
Earlier in the night The Game saw his best friend, Shawn Michaels, take part in a marathon of a match with The Undertaker. Helmsley helped his buddy to the back. When he reappeared for the main event, Triple H looked a bit distracted. You have to wonder if The Cerebral Assassin has lost the edge that made him one of the most dangerous forces in the WWE.
The Ultimate Opportunist Edge was able to successfully defend the World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena and The Big Show. In a herculean display of strength, Cena gave Show an FU over the top rope to the floor but then turned right into a Spear.
The Undertaker improved to 17-0 with an impressive victory over HBK. Michaels gave the Dead Man everything he could handle but, in the end, the Tombstone Piledriver proved to be too devastating a finisher.
There will be tons of WrestleMania fallout at tomorrow night's Raw as these matches have already been signed:
- A rematch for the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles as The Miz and John Morrison will take on the Colons - John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Matt Hardy will battle Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio - Michelle McCool will challenge Melina for the Women's Championship.
The Miz and John Morrison defeated Carlito and Primo when J. Morrison pinned Primo with the Moonlight Drive in 0:07:10. Rating: ** 1/4 (The Miz and John Morrison retained the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships.)
Chris Jericho pinned Evan Bourne with the Codebreaker in 0:05:53. Rating: ** 3/4
Interview: Chris Jericho challenged Jimmy Snuka to a match on Raw next week!
Interview: Mr. McMahon announced that big changes are in store for the WWE with the first being the end of the Brand Extension. WWE Superstars are now free to appear on any of the three major shows.
John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio when M. Hardy pinned Mysterio with the Twist of Fate in 0:08:43. Rating: ** 1/4
Michelle McCool defeated Melina by countout in 0:06:26. Rating: * 1/4 (Melina retained the Women's Championship.)
Interview: Triple H made it clear that he will regain HIS WWE Championship.
D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels), CM Punk, John Cena and Shane McMahon defeated Legacy (Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton and Ted DiBiase), Edge and Montel Vontavious Porter when S. Michaels pinned R. Orton with the Sweet Chin Music in 0:15:35. Rating: ** 1/4
Interview: Shawn Michaels motioned for Randy Orton's belt while Triple H silently fumed in the background.
Tonight's episode of Raw proved to be one of the most memorable in history as Mr. McMahon himself made the bombshell announcement that the 'Brand Extension' as we know it is over! WWE Superstars are free to show up at any show they feel like. McMahon made it clear, however, that Raw is the company's flagship show and that the younger members of the roster will have to prove their worth before they can compete on it regularly. Mr. McMahon promised that there will be several more announcements in the coming months that will radically redefine the future of the WWE.
The other major development is the fact that Shawn Michaels - less than 24 hours after his grueling match with The Undertaker, mind you - pinned WWE Champion Randy Orton in the main event, making him the de facto number one contender. Triple H made it clear in an interview segment earlier in the night that he was going to regain his championship belt but it looks like he may have to wait until his best friend gets his shot at Orton.
Chris Jericho's crusade against WWE Legends continued has he challenged Jimmy Snuka - the man who pinned him last night - to a singles match next week on Raw. Jericho said he will have a surprise for Snuka.
Tomorrow night's ECW on SciFi will feature a match between former tag team partners as Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas! We'll also hear from ECW World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger!
Mark Henry pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the World's Strongest Slam in 0:03:24. Rating: * 1/4
Interview: Raw Recap featuring Shawn Michaels' pin of Randy Orton in the 10 man tag team main event.
Jesse and Festus defeated Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder when Festus pinned Z. Ryder with the Fireman's Carry Flapjack in 0:11:47. Rating: ** 1/2
Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin battled to a double countout in 0:00:10. Rating: * 3/4
Interview: Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin reformed The World's Greatest Tag Team.
Interview: Jack Swagger announced that he is too good for the ECW Championship...which prompted ECW Original Tommy Dreamer to charge the ring.
Jack Swagger pinned Tommy Dreamer with the Gutwrench Power Bomb in 0:08:47. Rating: ** 1/2 (Jack Swagger retained the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.)
Certainly an interesting development tonight as "The All-American American" and ECW World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger - a man who did not even participate on the main card at WrestleMania, I might add - declared himself too good for ECW. Swagger said that he really took Mr. McMahon's words to heart and that he is aiming to be the top dog in the company.
Tommy Dreamer was none too pleased to hear this upstart disparage the company that he worked hard to build up and challenged Swagger to a match on the spot. Dreamer had the ECW Champion on the ropes several times throughout the match but was unable to seal the deal. Word around the office is that Dreamer will get another shot at Swagger's belt at Backlash if he is able to win a match next Tuesday against Vladimir Kozlov.
The other major development tonight is that one of the most celebrated tag teams in recent WWE history reformed tonight as Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin will once again be competing as the World's Greatest Tag Team. The two were scheduled to wrestle tonight but immediately bailed out of the ring when the bell rang. TWGTT will certainly have to prove themselves against the current crop of tag teams before getting a shot at the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles but The Miz and John Morrison better prepare for a stiff challenge at some point in the near future.