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Match 1: Kofi Kingston (c) vs MVP vs Matt Hardy vs William Regal in a Fatal Four Way match for the United States Championship - The stipulation is by no means extreme, but the match is a very decent opener for Raw's new exclusive United States title. Kingston really shines as a great champion, taking on all three at the same time. Hardy and Regal's partnership sort of fades as they both attack each other at various times. In the end Kingston nails Regal with the Trouble in Paradise to retain his newly won title, decent opener.
Match 2: Rey Mysterio (c) vs Chris Jericho in a No Holds Barred match for the Intercontinental Championship - Jericho makes an entrance through the crowd, giving this long speech about how Mysterio is a phony advertiser, sort of like what he did to John Cena back at Armageddon. Anyway the match is really good, they could have brought in some more weapons, but the match was still exceptional. Jericho attempts to take Mysterio's mask off several times, but to no surprise Mysterio fights out of it. In the end a steel chair is brought in and Mysterio uses it on Jericho. Just as he goes for the 619, Jericho rips off the mask. Once the mask is off Jericho rolls Mysterio up for the win. Mysterio has been unmasked at the event and Jericho is a nine time Intercontinental Champion.
Match 3: Umaga vs CM Punk in a Samoan Strap Match - Their match at Judgment Day wasn't anything special, but this was just alright. Umaga uses his weight to pull Punk around and hit him with Samoan Drops and powerslams. Punk virtually touches all three turnbuckles at one point, but Umaga catches him before he can get to the forth. They battle a little more, then after Punk touches all three corners he is poised at the forth, Umaga runs in but Punk catches and hits him with the G.T.S. After the G.T.S. Punk touches the forth corner for the win. Really no excitement behind this one, but it was good to see CM Punk win this time.
Match 4: Christian (c) vs Tommy Dreamer vs Jack Swagger in a Triple Threat Hardcore Rules match for the ECW Championship - Probably one of the most anticipated matches of the night. Christian cuts a promo backstage, saying he will miss Dreamer, but can't stop from retaining his championship tonight. Swagger uses a lot of really nice mat wrestling maneuvers. He set up a whole pile of garbage cans that Dreamer was eventually tossed on with help from Christian. Dreamer also was pretty innovative as he flipped outside of the ring with a garbage can on his back. The match probably wasn't the most hardcore, but it did deliver in the rights of how it ended. Swagger picks Christian up for his gut wrench powerbomb and Dreamer then seizes the opportunity and hits Swagger with a crutch in the stomach. Christian now falls to the apron and Dreamer lands a DDT on Swagger for the win. Tommy Dreamer is the new ECW Champion, for the second time in his career. What a great ending.
Match 5: Vickie Guerrero (c) vs Santina Marella in a Hog Pen match for the Miss Wrestlemania Title - Just for the laughs. Chavo has to start it off, then Vickie enters in towards the end. She gets slopped by Santina, then Santina pins her to become Miss Wrestlemania for the second time.
Match 6: Randy Orton (c) vs Batista for the WWE Championship inside a Steel Cage - Steel Cage matches have been good, but this one really wasn't at all. The match was a lot better than what they put out at Judgment Day last month, but still nothing to make your jaw drop. Probably the biggest shocker of the night was when Batista nailed his Batista Bomb on Orton side the cage and became WWE Champion. I expected a strong reign from Orton, but wow what a surprise. I am happy about this, Batista is the new WWE Champion.
Match 7: John Cena vs Big Show in a Submission match - Dull, boring match. Just like at Judgment Day they let Big Show dominate the whole thing. If they had made this some other kind of match it would have been watchable, but even for a main event this is more of a bathroom break match. In the end with help from the ropes, Cena locks on his STF for the win when Big Show taps out. Real let down for a Raw main event.
Match 8: Edge (c) vs Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Ladder match - Probably SmackDown's best match of the night. A really innovative ladder match that was showcased by these two. Jeff Hardy really dominated the early going and displayed some nice in ring spots with the ladders. Edge starts to battle back and the two fly through ladder on the outside of the ring. Back inside the ring Edge appears to have the title, but Hardy wedges him into the ladder and grabs the belt. I was personally astonished that all the big name faces won at the same event.
Match 9: Jeff Hardy (c) vs CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship - Very stupid. Now I know I may seem as a Jeff Hardy markout fan for saying that, but that's not why it was stupid. CM Punk should have cashed in at his hometown last month and not at this event. He comes out, cashes in and lands the G.T.S. on Hardy to claim his second World Champion. The fans hated Punk for it.
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