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October 5, 2008 - Portland, Oregon
Rose Garden

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Non-Televised Match (SMDN)
"The Colons"
(Carlito & Primo Colon)
def. John Morrison &
Mike "Miz" Mizanin
via Pinfall
Notes:

Match #1 - ECW World Heavyweight Championship (ECW)
Matt Hardy
Champion
def. Mark Henry
Challenger
w/Tony Atlas
via Pinfall (8:08)
Notes: Nice match. Hardy went to work on Henry's leg, while Henry stayed in the match with power moves. Henry had his chances. He slammed Hardy, but couldn't cover right away due to the slam hurting his knee. Henry got him up again, but Matt punched Henry's knee a few times to get free. One Twist of Fate later, Hardy had the win.

Match #2 - WWE Women's Championship (RAW)
Beth Phoenix
Champion
w/Santino Marella
def. Candice Michelle
Challenger
via Pinfall (4:49)
Notes: Candice came out firing, but it was no match for the Glamazon's power. There was a slight miscue on the part of Glamarella, but Beth came out on top. I know Candice returned and all, but I don't think you should get a title shot just for coming back from an injury. But Cena does it all the time, so why not Candice?

Match #3 (RAW)
Rey Mysterio def. Kane via DQ (10:09)
Notes: It was nice for a while not having to watch Rey Rey. Oh how I wish Kane would have destroyed him. Kane did have a few shots that made this worth it, I guess. A big boot to Rey's kisser, and then a nice clothesline when Rey Rey attempted the 619. It was enjoyable, to be honest. I enjoyed the ending. Rey came off the top rope to attack Kane, who was on the outside of the ring, when Kane swatted him down with a steel chair. Kane seemed pleased with himself despite the fact that he lost the match and that Rey Rey would not have to unmask.

IN RING: MVP came to the ring, upset that Big Show refused to let him see Vickie Guerrero minutes earlier outside her office. He was mainly ticked off that he wasn't on the card. This brought out Randy Orton, and the two proceeded to put each other down. MVP threatened Orton, and this brought out Ted DiBiase Jr and Team Lisp (Manu and Cody Rhodes). Cody started talking and a big "boring!" chant broke out. These guys talked Orton down a bit as well, but Orton just walked off. MVP mistook this for them being on his side. MVP had to back down, and walked up the ramp where CM Punk and Kofi Kingston met him. They wanted to team up with MVP against the other three left in the ring. They ran down together, but the two newcomers held up at the last moment and let MVP run in by himself. He got beat down for a few moments before Kofi and Punk joined in against DiBiase and the speech-handicapped.

Match #4 (RAW)
Dave Batista def. John "Bradshaw" Layfield via Pinfall (5:19)
Notes: Sheesh. JBL never had a chance in this match. Batista was dominant from the get-go, and The Animal became the number one contender. I was a bit surprised with the brevity of the contest. JBL got on the mic after and said that he was sorry but his heart wasn't really into the match due to the recent happenings on Wall Street. He then thanked Pelosi and Congress for the bailout, for saving rich people like himself. Amusing. Cryme Tyme's music then played, but they were in the back, sitting in JBL's limo. Michelle, Lena, Maria, Eve, Kelly, one of the Bella twins, and Mickie James all piled in, and even Sgt. Slaughter tagged along, which got a laugh from the crowd. JBL was furious.

Match #5 (SMDN)
The Big Show def. The Undertaker via KO (10:04)
Notes: About 5 minutes in I realized that this is probably the best Big Show match I've ever seen. He seemed quicker and faster than I'd ever seen. He even used a side-Russian leg sweep. He even went off the second rope in a Vader-Bomb. It missed, but it was impressive to see. So was the DDT that the Undertaker delivered. Big Show took off a turnbuckle pad and 'Taker went right into it. At this point Show just started laying in the big shots. The referee rang the bell to stop the match.

Match #6 - WWE World Heavyweight Championship (SMDN)
Triple H
Champion
def. Jeff Hardy
Challenger
via Pinfall (17:01)
Notes: Hardy started out with a mat-based style, which kind of threw Hunter for a loop. Hunter eventually was in the driver's seat. And of course, Hardy wouldn't stay grounded for long. He hit Trips with all of his offense, but couldn't keep the champion down. He missed the Swanton, hit the Twist of Fate out of the Pedigree, then hit the Swanton, but Triple H countered Hardy's pin into a pin of his own. Cool match.

Match #7 - World Heavyweight Championship - Ladder Match (RAW)
Chris Jericho
Champion
def. Shawn Michaels
Challenger
(22:18)
Notes: Ooo...HBK jumped on one end of a ladder while Jericho was pulling it into the ring through the ropes...Jericho took it to the face and I think that's when he lost his tooth. Lots of good moves here, a lot of which are hard to describe. Both men came off a ladder at one point and through an announce table. Match went on. Both men were climbing the ladder but Jericho fell and got his leg caught in the ladder. Michaels had a clear shot but Lance Cade ran interference. Both men were then back at the top, each pulling on one strap of the belt. Jericho knocked off Michaels and won the match. Great ladder match.

Commentary:Michael Cole and Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jim Ross and Tazz (SMDN), Todd Grisham and Jerry "The King" Lawler (ECW)
w/Eve Torres
Ring Announcer:Tony Chimel, Lilian Garcia, Justin Roberts
Referees/Officials:Mike Posey, Aaron Mahoney, John Cone, Chad Patton, Charles Robinson, Scott Armstrong, Mike Chioda, etc.

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