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July 20, 2008 - Uniondale, New York
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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Non-Televised Match (SMDN)
Umaga def. Ken Kennedy via Pinfall
Notes:

Match #1 - WWE Tag Team Championship - Fatal Four-Way Match (SMDN/ECW)
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (SMDN)
Challengers
def. John Morrison & Mike "Miz" Mizanin (ECW)
Champions
Finlay & Hornswoggle (ECW)
Jesse & Festus (SMDN)
Challengers
via Pinfall (9:06)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- I suppose it was inevitable that these tools would win the tag titles one day. I'm kind of done with Hornswoggle. I was pulling for Jesse and Festus, but it was not to be. Festus cleaned house and was about to help Jesse fly off of the top rope to win the match when Ryder pulled out Festus' feet right from under him. Hawkins then pulled Jesse off of the top rope and pinned him for the win.

Match #2 - WWE United States Championship (SMDN/ECW)
Shelton Benjamin (SMDN)
Challenger
def. Matt Hardy (ECW)
Champion
via Pinfall (9:35)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Nice match that the crowd was really into. Dueling chants even. Matt went for a moonsault that Shelton countered with a knee to the face. Shelton hit Paydirt and it was all over. New champion and nice match.

Match #3 - ECW World Heavyweight Championship (ECW)
Mark Henry
Champion
w/Tony Atlas
def. Tommy Dreamer
Challenger
w/Colin Delaney
via Pinfall (5:30)
Notes: What the hell was Colin Delaney doing here? If Dreamer was planning on having him be his backup, it was a bad move. Dreamer was on the ropes ready to come down on Henry when he brought up Colin to stand on the apron. Dreamer stuck his arms out and started to jump off but Delaney held onto his arm. Dreamer crashed and Henry finished him off with a World's Strongest Slam.

Match #4 (RAW)
Chris Jericho def. Shawn Michaels via Ref's Decision (18:18)
Notes: Lance Cade came down and got involved as well. HBK moonsaulted on them both. An elbow by Jericho opened up HBK's damaged eye, and it was bleeding pretty badly. He kept telling the referee that he was OK, and Jericho kept going to work on the eye. It bled so bad and Jericho wouldn't let up, forcing the referee to stop the match. Jericho left in victory as HBK was helped to the back. I'd be pissed if I was in attendance and this was the result, but it helped move the feud forward.

Match #5 - WWE Divas Championship (SMDN)
Michelle McCool
Challenger
def. Natalya
Challenger
via Submission (4:40)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Michelle became the first-ever Divas champion, and with it, the holder of the hideous title belt. Natalya was pretty dominant, but Michelle was able to get out of the Sharpshooter and then get a heel lock on Natalya when she went for it again. Those students must have really liked Ms. McCool as their teacher back in the day. But I digress. Eve and Cherry came out to congratulate her, but Jericho stopped the celebration short. He was on the stage and told the crowd that they had just witnessed Shawn's last match and that HBK's career was over.

Match #6 - World Heavyweight Championship (RAW)
CM Punk
Champion
DRAW Dave Batista
Challenger
via Double DQ (11:04)
Notes: Batista was in control for most of the match, using his power to dominate. Punk occasionally fought back with some quick, high-risk maneuver. He played the total underdog fighting against the big monster...or Animal, in this case. Batista looked like he had knocked out Punk after a spinebuster on the mat outside of the ring. Batista rolled Punk into the ring when Kane ran down and attacked Batista. The ref called for the bell and Kane took out Punk as well. He stared at his burlap bag and asked "Is he dead!?" in an evil voice before kicking a camera man in the face. It was announced that the official result was a double- disqualification. Why? Kane attacked Batista first, so Batista should have won by DQ. Maybe he was pissed about that too, because he Batista-Bombed Punk during the faceoff in the ring after Kane left.

Match #7 - Parking Lot Brawl (RAW)
John "Bradshaw" Layfield def. John Cena via Pinfall (14:35)
Notes: Ah, who can forget the badass Cena spray-painting "JBL IS POOPY" on JBL's limo? What incredible street cred he must have with the 10-year olds. And what was with JBL crushing Cena between two cars? The former was just dumb but the latter was nonsensical. What, was JBL trying to murder Cena? Anyway, JBL arrived to the ring of cars and Cena wasn't there. Or so he thought. Cena was in one of the cars and tried to run JBL down. Cena even put jumper cables on JBL's dick and shocked him (groan). JBL even put Cena in a car and lit it on fire, so I guess maybe he did want to murder him. Ah, they put it out right away anyway. Cena tossed JBL in a car and then attacked the car with a forklift, and even used the forklift to bring the car to the arena bowl. Finally the crowd could be heard and the announcers decided to talk again. Cena was going to FU JBL off the stage onto the car, but JBL was able to push Cena off instead. JBL hopped down and made the pin. Time of match is from when Cena started the car until the 3-count.

Match #8 - WWE World Heavyweight Championship (SMDN)
Triple H
Champion
def. Edge
Challenger
via Pinfall (16:46)
Notes: Ah, Triple H the homewrecker. Average kind of match. Back and forth for most of it. The wedding planner Alicia Fox grabbed the WWE title and tried giving it to Edge, but Vickie Guerrero ran down and took out Fox. Vickie got into the ring with the belt but Fox attacked her. I guess Edge was going to spear Fox, but the ref and her dove out of the way and Vickie took the spear. This distraction gave Triple H an opening to hit the Pedigree and get the win.

Commentary:Michael Cole and Jerry "The King" Lawler (RAW), Jim Ross and Mick Foley (SMDN), Mike Adamle and Tazz (ECW)
w/Eve Torres
Ring Announcer:Tony Chimel, Lilian Garcia, Justin Roberts
Referees/Officials:Mike Posey, Jimmy Korderas, Scott Armstrong, Marty Elias, Charles Robinson, Mike Chioda, John Cone, Mickie Henson, etc.

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