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May 21, 2006 - Phoenix, Arizona
US Airways Center

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Non-Televised Match
Matt Hardy def. Simon Dean via Pinfall
Notes:

Match #1 - WWE Tag Team Championship
Brian Kendrick
& Paul London

Challengers
def. "MNM"
(Johnny Nitro & Joey Mercury)
Champions
w/Melina
via Pinfall (13:43)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Melina is quite the diva and manager. She was screaming and taking cheap shots all over the place. But the tag team dynasty known as MNM fell prey to the old "I'll hold the guy while my parter rushes at us and the enemy will duck at the last minute" finish. Mercury ended up hitting Nitro, who fell off the apron into Melina, and then London pinned Mercury for the win. Melina was sad for a moment, but then her grief turned to hate, and it was all directed at Mercury. She got in his face until Nitro turned on his partner as well. The two brawled and had to be seperated.

Match #2
Chris Benoit def. Finlay via Submission (21:09)
Notes: This match was only made at the press conference, and usually I hate these matches with little or no buildup, but I think this was the best wrestling match of the night. It was just a very tough, technical, and psychological bout. I didn't know Finlay had it in him, and I was impressed.

Match #3
Jillian Hall def. Melina
w/Johnny Nitro
via Pinfall (4:18)
Notes: Referee Chris Kay booted Nitro to the back before the match. The bad night for Melina continues. Melina had grabbed the rope during the pin, but the referee did not see it. Afterward, Kristal stopped Melina in the aisle and asked her about her bad night. Melina flipped out and attacked her.

Match #4 - WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Gregory Helms
Champion
def. Super Crazy
Challenger
via Pinfall (9:56)
Notes: Nick Patrick stopped Crazy from jumping onto Helms on the outside, but Crazy ended up leapfrogging Patrick and crashing into Helms anyway. Kind of a blah match. Helms won with a powerbomb, and then hooked his feet on the ropes to secure the pin.

Match #5
Mark Henry def. Kurt Angle via Countout (9:11)
Notes: Far and away better than their prior meeting, but it was still kinda short and unsatisfying. Henry posted Angle outside the ring, and he was unable to get back in the ring before the 10-count. Angle got it together after the match, getting in some vicious chair shots and then the anklelock. Angle fought off some officials and then Angle-Slammed Henry over the announce table, which didn't break. Angle used the chair and hit Henry again, and this time Henry fell through the table like a ton of bricks.

Match #6 - King of the Ring Tournament Final
Booker T
w/Sharmell
def. Bobby Lashley via Pinfall (9:15)
Notes: Pretty good match. I didn't know who was going to win, and that sure helps. Each time one man would land a big move, the other would come up with one of his own. But in the end, Sharmell distracted the referee, allowing Finlay to run in and take out Lashley with what else? The shillelagh. Booker connected with the scissors kick for good measure, and it was over. Booker T became the 2006 King of the Ring. The coronation was short-lived, however. Lashley speared Booker through the throne. I think Booker T will be the greatest black king since T'Challa, the Black Panther and king of Wakanda.

Match #7
The Great Khali
w/Khosrow Daivari
def. The Undertaker via Pinfall (8:32)
Notes: Khali was pretty dominant. Undertaker tried doing Old School, but Khali tossed him off the ropes. Khali's arsenal is pretty limited. His favorite move was defiantly raising his arms in the air. He finished off the Undertaker with a boot to the face, and pinned him with one foot on 'Taker's chest. Kind of disappointing.

Match #8 - WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Rey Mysterio
Champion
def. John "Bradshaw" Layfield
Challenger
via Pinfall (15:56)
Notes: JBL bad mouthed Rey Rey's wife on his way to the ring. Hah. Cole is also an idiot. He claimed this match was about class warfare, claiming JBL was all about money and Rey was the blue-collar underdog. Whatever. Like Rey Rey isn't well off. I've seen him wear the bling. Anyway, I would have loved to see JBL win again, but it was not to be. Rey started off hot, but JBL took over. He bloodied Rey and then made a point to show it to Rey's wife. The referee was eventually knocked down, and JBL grabbed a chair. He was about to swing when Rey kicked it into JBL's face, hit the 619, and then the Frog Splash. A weird thing happened at the end. I thought for a moment that I had consumed too many libations, because a split second after Rey Rey made the pin, he was in the crowd with a front row seat! I rubbed my eyes in disbelief, thinking Rey could teleport all of a sudden. But it turned out it was just some 8-year old kid in a Rey Rey mask with a kiddie belt from K-Mart. Whew. I thought I was in trouble. Anyway, that turd Chavo showed up to celebrate with Rey. Rey's white mask was bloody, and it looked as though someone squeezed a ketchup packet from McDonalds until it burst.

Commentary:Michael Cole and Tazz (SMDN)
w/Kristal Marshall
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Tony Chimel
Referees/Officials:Jimmy Korderas, Chris Kay, Charles Robinson, Nick Patrick, GM Theodore Long, Tony Garea, Steve Keirn, etc.

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