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June 29, 2008 - Dallas, Texas
American Airlines Center

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Non-Televised Match (SMDN)
Jeff Hardy def. Montel Vontavious Porter via Pinfall

Match #1 - WWE Tag Team Championship (ECW)
John Morrison &
Mike "Miz" Mizanin

def. Finlay &

via Pinfall (8:47)
Notes: The crowd was really into Finlay and Hornswoggle. So they were not very happy when Miz and Morrison took shots on Horny. But I think if the midge wants to be in the ring with the big boys, he can take his licks like everyone else. He's the weak link so the opposition has every right to target him. Anyway, Hornswoggle displayed some offense here, but was isolated from Finlay for most of the match. Morrison eventually caught Hornswoggle on the top rope and tossed him off. He then made the cover and it was all over.

Match #2 - WWE United States Championship (ECW)
Matt Hardy
def. Chavo Guerrero
w/Bam Neely
via Pinfall (9:21)
Notes: Kinda blah match. Chavo was 2/3 of the way through the Three Amigos when Hardy delivered the Twist of Fate for the victory.

Match #3 - ECW World Heavyweight Championship - Triple Threat Match (INTER)
Mark Henry
def. Kane
The Big Show
via Pinfall (8:18)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- This was a weird match because all three men were on different shows, and the ECW titleholder was on Raw. Pretty much what you'd expect here, with all three being big men. As Gorilla Monsoon would say, "We're not going to see many flying head-scissors in this one." Kane and Show double-chokeslammed Henry, took turns making a pin and the other breaking it up, and then fought each other. Show actually went to the top rope, but got tossed off by Kane. By this time Henry had recovered, bodyslammed Kane, and pinned him for the title.

Match #4 - WWE World Tag Team Championship (RAW)
Ted DiBiase
& Cody Rhodes

def. Hardcore Holly
& Cody Rhodes

via Pinfall (1:33)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Really weird match here, the kind I hate. DiBiase came to the ring and announced that his "mystery partner" would be late, and that they should just start the match, which they did. DiBiase asked that Holly be tagged in. After doing so, Cody turned on Holly and took him out. DiBiase then came in and pinned Holly. I hate stuff like this because is Cody now a two-time champ? Technically the Holly/Rhodes team lost, but Cody didn't lose possession of the title. Whatever. The crowd wasn't really into this either.

IN LUXURY BOX: Grisham interviewed John "Bradshaw" Layfield in JBL's own luxury box. He said that even though he is not a champion, he should be on the show because now that Mr. McMahon is injured, he is the richest man in WWE. He then put down the Cowboys and touted the Giants, and vowed to win a championship again. Go JBL!

Match #5 - WWE Intercontinental Championship (RAW)
Kofi Kingston
def. Chris Jericho
w/Lance Cade
via Pinfall (11:00)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Kofi was the surprise opponent for Jericho. Pretty good match. Shawn Michaels came out of the crowd, superkicked Cade, and jumped onto the apron. Jericho knocked him off, but the distraction gave Kingston an opening for Trouble in Paradise, and it was lights out for Chris. Kofi celebrated to the back while some officials attended to Michaels. Jericho was incensed and punched HBK right in his already damaged eye.

Match #6 - WWE Women's Championship (RAW)
Mickie James
def. Katie Lea Burchill
w/Paul Burchill
via Pinfall (7:17)
Notes: Mickie is great. Although I think they could use Katie Lea a bit more. There's something about her that I dig. Katie kinda dominated most of the match, but Mickie connected with a DDT when it mattered an won the match.

Match #7 - World Heavyweight Championship (INTER)
def. Dave Batista
via Pinfall (16:48)
Notes: Decent enough match, but the ending was kind of crazy. Both men were down when Vickie Guerrero was wheeled out by Hawkins and Ryder. Batista dropped the Batista Bomb, but Vickie had gotten up and pulled out the referee to stop the count. Edge knocked out referee Mickie Henson, which should have been a DQ, but no one stopped the match. Vickie then brought out Chavo to be the new referee. A pissed off Batista grabbed Vickie, pulled her into the ring and then tossed her onto La Familia. When he turned around though, he got a belt shot to the head by Edge. Chavo then crawled into the ring and counted the fall.

Match #8 - WWE World Heavyweight Championship (INTER)
Triple H
def. John Cena
via Pinfall (19:38)
Notes: Another ok match. Didn't really live up to the hype before the match, in my opinion. Triple H got out of the STFU once, and then the second time reversed it into the Crossface. Cena powered out of that and tried to get the FU from that, but it didn't work. Triple H delivered the Pedigree and just like that, it was done.

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

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