Before anyone asks what this has to do with Orange County, I'll tell you:
Headliner John Cena received his training right here in OC, at Rick Bassman's Ultimate Pro Wrestling.
Eight years ago, this year's co-headliner Triple H became the first ever “bad guy” to win the main event at WrestleMania…in Anaheim at what is now the Honda Center. WWE and OC have a history.
Results, as they happen:
–Kane won a battle royal to become number one contender for the ECW title.
–JBL defeated Finlay (with Hornswoggle) in a no-disqualification Belfast Brawl.
–C.M. Punk won the “Money in the Bank” ladder match that also featured Chris Jericho, Mr. Kennedy, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and John Morrison. During the match, Matt Hardy made a surprise run-in that prevented MVP from winning.
–Batista beat Umaga
–Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero in less than a minute to become the new ECW champion. Good for Kane; he deserves a decent title run after all these years.
–Shawn Michaels pinned Ric Flair. Due to prematch stipulations, Ric Flair must now retire, and based on his recent interviews in the mainstream press, it seems this won't be just a gimmick. Odds are he'll still be around as a personality, but his in-ring career is done.
–“Glamazon” Beth Phoenix and Melina (with Santino Marella) defeated Ashley and Maria in a “Playboy Lumberjack Match.” Snoop Dogg was the master of ceremonies for the match, and hit a clothesline on Santino afterwards. Santino and Jerry Lawler both got physically involved in the match.
–Randy Orton pinned John Cena — in a triple threat match that also included Triple-H — to retain the WWE championship.
–Floyd Mayweather beat The Big Show by knockout in a no-disqualification boxer-vs.-wrestler match, after hitting Show with a steel chair and brass knuckles.
–Undertaker defeated Edge by armbar submission to win the World Heavyweight Championship.