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January 9, 2005 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Coliseo de Puerto Rico

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Match #1 - WWE World Tag Team Championship
William Regal
& Eugene

def. Christian &
Tyson Tomko

via Pinfall (12:20)
Notes: Eugene pinned Tomko. Average match. Regal's nose was a bloody mess again, and Eugene blew out his knee after delivering a dropkick. Captain Charisma and Tyson clotheslined Regal over the top rope and Christian went out after him. But Eugene, bad wheel and all, came up from behind Tomko and rolled him up for the pin. Eugene's injury didn't look like anything when it happened, but I guess he just landed wrong and it was one of those freak things. The officials and medical staff were very careful before helping him out of the ring.

Match #2 - WWE Women's Championship
Trish Stratus
def. Lita
via Pinfall (3:46)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Wow. This trip to Puerto Rico has been cursed for WWE. Lita threw Trish outside the ring and went for a Lou Thesz press from the apron. She landed awkwardly and blew out her knee. This happened about a minute into the match, and Lita tried to continue, but she couldn't even stand. And then after a kick to the head, Trish is the champion again for the sixth time, and the same cadre of medical personnel had to come out.

Match #3 - WWE Intercontinental Championship
Shelton Benjamin
def. Maven
via Pinfall (6:08)
Notes: The two locked up a few times, but Maven then felt the need to stand up on a chair and speak to the crowd. I think there was just some time to kill. Maven insulted the Puerto Ricans, and then started walking backstage and announced that he'd take on Shelton back in the U.S. But just before he was counted out, he ran back into the ring and was immediately rolled up and pinned. The wrestling here was less than 2:00.

Match #4 - WWE Intercontinental Championship
Shelton Benjamin
def. Maven
via Pinfall (0:06)
Notes: Maven was left in the ring dumbfounded. He got back on the mic and said that the first match didn't count, and demanded a rematch. He said that both Shelton and Trish were Women's Champions, and said Shelton was also like Trish because neither one had balls (I think). Benjamin ran in and pinned Maven right after the T-Bone Suplex.

Match #5
Muhammad Hassan
w/Khosrow Daivari
def. Jerry "The King" Lawler
w/Jim Ross
via Pinfall (10:51)
Notes: This match was weird to watch because there was no commentary. King was backstage, and when he came out JR left commentary and walked with him to the ring. I thought Coach would come out, but no. It was silence. Hassan won after Daivari distracted Lawler. I think Sgt. Slaughter needs to feud with this guy. Sarge could kick this guy's ass and then hang 'em up for good. It would be a good feud, since Slaughter was once an Iraqi sympathizer. They could try and turn Sarge to their side, but it wouldn't work...OK, I'm dreaming.

Match #6
Kane def. Gene Snitsky via Pinfall (11:36)
Notes: "Two ugly people staring at each other, that's fun." Thanks, Bobby. Once again, I can't help but think of that line as these two stood nose to nose before the match. They started duking it out and it suddenly dawned on Hebner that he should ring the bell. A technical marvel, this wasn't. It was all lumbering power moves. Not too bad, though. Kane received huge pops for simply sitting up after getting knocked down. But it was an impressive Tombstone that finished off Snitsky. Coach joined commentary here.

POOLSIDE: Several Superstars were out lounging by the pool, including my new boy, Simon Dean. He was enjoying a nice drink until he laid eyes on a fat dude. Simon took it upon himself to push that chump into the water. Others decided to have a chicken fight. Val Venis paired with Stacy Keibler, Rob Conway and Maria, Rosey and Christy, and Hurricane and Candace. Christy won when she took off Maria's top. Of course, Lawler returned to commentary in time for this.

Match #7 - World Heavyweight Championship - Elimination Chamber
Triple H
w/Ric Flair
def. Randy Orton
Chris Jericho
Chris Benoit

via Pinfall (34:54)
Notes: -TITLE CHANGE- Shawn Michaels was the guest referee for this match. Y2J and Benoit started things off, with another man entering every five minutes. Triple H entered first, followed by Edge, then Randy Orton, and finally Batista. Edge tried to spear Orton, but he ducked and Edge hit HBK instead. Edge tried the spear again and this time connected, but Michaels was still down. Edge picked up Michaels and slapped him in the face, causing HBK to plant a kick right to the chops. Jericho saw this and after the Lionsault pinned Edge at 19:20. Batista did what he does best by giving Y2J a spinebuster right onto Benoit, and then pinning Benoit at 26:15. He followed that up by destroying Jericho with the Batista-Bomb and pinning him at 27:37. Orton was about to get some of the same when he countered with a huge low blow and followed it up with an RKO on Batista and the pinfall at 32:30. Orton managed to land the RKO on Triple H, too, but Batista and Flair were in the chamber at this point, and Batista gave Randy a wicked clothesline and that let Hunter get in the Pedigree. It is the 10th world title for Triple H, and the second time he's lost the title and then immediately won it back after it was vacated (think September 1999 when he lost it to Vince, Vince vacated it, and HHH won it back at Unforgiven). The first time, I didn't think anything of it. But is a definite plan to get Triple H as many titles as possible so he can challenge Ric Flair's record 16 world titles. Sheesh.

Commentary:Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler
w/Jonathan Coachman, Todd Grisham
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Lilian Garcia
Referees/Officials:Chad Patton, Mike Chioda, Jack Doan, Earl Hebner, GM Eric Bischoff, etc.

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