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Match 1: Chris Jericho & Big Show (c) vs Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase for the Unified Tag Team Championship - Legacy enters. Then Jericho comes to the ring, surprisingly receiving a fair amount of cheers. Jericho cuts a promo on Edge and the video footage of Edge's surgery is shown. Finally Jericho announces Big Show as his new tag team partner. Big Show receives a mixed reaction from the crowd as he comes out holding his respective titles. The match was pretty slow and basic. It started off hot with Show dominating Rhodes, but then once Jericho got tagged in the match died. DiBiase and Rhodes double teamed Jericho for most of the match, but in the end Show tags himself in and takes it to DiBiase. In the end Show clutches on his submission move to make DiBiase tap. Jericho & Show retain the titles.
Match 2: Tommy Dreamer (c) vs Christian for the ECW Championship - Dreamer enters first to a nice pop. Christian then enters second to an even larger reception for the audience. The match was not as great as it could've been. The two manage not to really build a climatic match ending. Christian goes for the killswitch, but Dreamer reverses to a DDT, then Christian once again reverses back into a killswitch and lands it this time. Christian gets the three count and becomes a two time ECW Champion in the process.
Match 3: Kofi Kingston (c) vs Primo vs Carlito vs Jack Swagger vs MVP vs The Miz in a Six Pack Challenge for the United States Championship - After several entrances Primo comes to the ring, with Cole and Lawler announcing that he has replaced the Big Show for this match. Biggest pop was definitely for Kofi Kingston. The match was actually a very well established match for the title. All six of the men actually looked good in the ring together. In the end Kingston hits Carlito with his trouble in paradise, this gets him the pin and Kingston retains the title.
Match 4: Michelle McCool (c) vs Melina for the Women's Championship - This was definitely the better of the two women's matches on this card. McCool starts the match early by baseball sliding Melina off the apron during her entrance. The match then really sets a good pace as they battle back and forth for even amounts of time. They even take it outside and briefly fight on the guardrail. In the end Melina has a roll up on McCool, but McCool reverses into her own roll up for the pin. McCool retains the Women's title.
Match 5: Randy Orton (c) vs Triple H vs John Cena for the WWE Championship - In a repeat of the Wrestlemania 24 Raw Main Event, we see these three wrestle each other again. Orton actually received some very unexpected cheers during his entrance. The match was average at best and really had that big fight atmosphere for those in attendance. Most of the time is spent with seeing Triple H and Cena battle with Orton being out of the picture. Triple H has a sharpshooter on Orton in the ring, then Cena comes in and also locks on an STF. Orton then submits to both men. The referee, unaware of what call to make, does not stop the match. At this point Rhodes and DiBiase come to the ring to save Orton. After some brawling Cena has Rhodes up for an Attitude Adjustment, but Orton catches Cena with an RKO and gets the pinfall. Randy Orton is still WWE Champion.
Match 6: Maryse (c) vs Mickie James for the Divas Championship - This feud was built ever since the WWE draft back in April this year. It didn't start to climax until the edition of Raw that Mickie James actually earned a title shot with Maryse. With the potential of this feud, this match did not deliver whatsoever. These two put on a lackluster match at best. In the end Mickie hits her DDT finisher and gets the pin. Mickie James is now the new Divas Champion.
Match 7: Rey Mysterio (c) vs Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship - Good booking for this match to be on second to last. Ziggler is still not completely over with the fans, but he did fairly well for a match like this. Mysterio was off the chart, as usual. Ziggler seems to have high potential and this match seemed to improve him in a big way. Mysterio is able to land a 619 to secure the victory and retain his Intercontinental title.
Match 8: CM Punk (c) vs Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship - The promo Punk cut early in the night, received some good heat for him in this match. Hardy came out as everyone's hero to defend them from the newly heel CM Punk. The match was mainly dominated by Punk, but of course we see the signature whisper in the wind and diving moves of Jeff Hardy. Honestly this was a better choice for a main event than the WWE title match. Towards the end Punk hits a GTS on Hardy, but only gets a two count. Punk tries twice more to pin Hardy, but is unsuccessful. Frustrated, Punk takes his title and begins to leave. Hardy retaliates by running out after Punk and taking him back to the ring. Hardy hits a twist of fate. This sets Hardy up as he goes to the top and lands the swanton bomb for the victory. Hardy has won the World Heavyweight Championship.
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