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2008


March 31: The Undertaker pays his respect to Ric Flair during Flair's retirement ceremony in Orlando.

WWE (Raw) @ White Plains, NY - White Plains County Center - January 4, 2008 (3,000)
Betty Skaaland, wife of the late Arnold Skaaland who promoted White Plains for several decades, was in attendance
Brian Kendrick defeated Vladimir Kozlov
Atlas DaBone pinned Charlie Haas; Ashley appeared before the match and, afterwards, left ringside with DaBone
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Snitsky defeated Drew McIntyre
Nick Nemeth pinned Super Crazy
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Maria
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Trevor Murdoch & Santino Marella (sub. for an injured Lance Cade)
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned DH Smith with the Clothesline from Hell; prior to the bout, Ricky Steamboat appeared and gave Smith a pep talk, mentioning his father, the late Davey Boy Smith
Triple H pinned Ken Kennedy with the Pedigree after William Regal's interference backfired
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Canton, OH - Memorial Civic Center - January 5, 2008
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match; the win was never referred to on TV and Yang & Moore were not included as Rumble participants
Kenny Dykstra pinned Charles Evans by grabbing the tights for leverage
Kofi Kingston pinned Kevin Thorn
Elijah Burke & Shelton Benjamin defeated Tommy Dreamer & Nunzio
Jamie Noble defeated Deuce
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria and Nattie Neidhart in a bikini contest
Finlay defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification when MVP landed a low blow
ECW World Champion CM Punk pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista after Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder interfered; mid-way through the match, Edge attempted to walk out until Teddy Long appeared and ordered Edge to continue the match or risk losing the title via count-out or disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Center - January 5, 2008 (matinee) (2,400; sell out)
William Regal defeated DH Smith; both men worked as babyfaces for the bout and shook hands afterwards
Super Crazy & Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas & Nick Nemeth
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Vladimir Kozlov
Maria defeated Jillian Hall
Atlas DaBone defeated Santino Marella
Snitsky defeated Drew McIntyre
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated Trevor Murdoch
Triple H & WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy

WWE (Raw) @ Poughkeepsie, NY - Mid-Hudson Civic Center - January 5, 2008
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Drew McIntyre
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Trevor Murdoch & Santino Marella (sub. for Lance Cade)
Triple H pinned Ken Kennedy with the Pedigree
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy with the RKO at the 7-minute mark; after the bout, Hardy dropped Orton with the Twist of Fate

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Johnstown, PA - Cambria County War Memorial Arena - January 6, 2008 (1,700)
Jamie Noble defeated Deuce
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kofi Kingston defeated Kevin Thorn
Charles Evans pinned Kenny Dykstra
Shelton Benjamin & Elijah Burke defeated Tommy Dreamer & Nunzio
Finlay defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification
Nattie Neidhart pinned Victoria; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the bout
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista after hitting him with the title belt after Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder interfered; mid-way through the match, Edge attempted to walk out until Teddy Long appeared and ordered Edge to continue the match or risk losing the title via count-out or disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Utica, NY - The Aud - January 6, 2008 (5,300; sell out)
Rescheduled from 9/29/07
Brian Kendrick defeated Nick Nemeth
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Super Crazy
Atlas DaBone defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Maria
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Trevor Murdoch
John Bradshaw Layfield defeated DH Smith
Triple H defeated Ken Kennedy
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Elmira, NY - First Arena - January 7, 2008 (4,000)
Jamie Noble pinned Deuce
Nattie Neidhart pinned Victoria with a roll up; Kelly Kelly was the guest referee for the match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore when Mizanin pinned Yang with the Reality Check
Kenny Dykstra pinned Charles Evans with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage
Tommy Dreamer pinned Kevin Thorn with the DDT
Finlay defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification when MVP hit the challenger in the knee with a steel chair as the referee grabbed the shillelagh from Finlay
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Shelton Benjamin by pinning Benjamin with the Go To Sleep after Benjamin hit the Exploder suplex on Guerrero
Kofi Kingston pinned Nunzio with a spin kick to the face
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista after hitting him with the title belt after Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder interfered; mid-way through the match, Edge attempted to walk out until Teddy Long appeared and ordered Edge to continue the match or risk losing the title via count-out or disqualification; after the contest, Batista laid out Edge, Hawkins & Ryder

WWE @ Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena - January 7, 2008 (7,000; sell out)
Atlas DaBone defeated Nick Nemeth
DH Smith defeated Greg Cardoza
Jim Duggan & Super Crazy defeated Mega & Big Daddy Flex via disqualification
Santino Marella defeated Brian Kendrick
Raw - featured an opening backstage segment with Vince McMahon and William Regal in which McMahon unveiled the Raw Roulette wheel and Regal said he cost Triple H a spot in the Royal Rumble as a way to redeem himself for not hitting Hornswoggle; after McMahon said he was pleased with that, McMahon spun the wheel to determine in what match Regal would face Triple H later in the show, with the wheel landing on 'first blood match;' Regal then left the office and was attacked in the hallway by Triple H until he was pulled off by referees and officials; included a backstage segment with Maria and McMahon in which Maria spun the wheel to determine what match the divas would have later in the show - with the wheel first landing on 'submission' until McMahon had her close her eyes so he could turn it to 'lingerie pillow fight;' featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy regarding the attack Matt Hardy sustained the previous week from WWE World Champion Randy Orton and his upcoming match with Orton at the Royal Rumble, with Jeff saying he would injure Orton; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon said Hornswoggle would have a chance to qualify for the Rumble match; the segment was cut short due to audio problems; after a commercial break, the segment reaired in full, with McMahon saying the qualifying match would be a tag team bout where Hornswoggle could pick his partner; featured an ad promoting the start of WWE HD on Raw in 2 weeks; included a backstage segment in which Super Crazy turned down Hornswoggle asking him to be his partner later in the show; featured a backstage segment in which Santino Marella turned down Hornswoggle; included the announcement that WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin qualified for the Royal Rumble at a recent live event; featured an ad for 'Raw's Greatest Hits: The Music' and 'The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary' DVD; included the announcement Batista would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble:
Raw Roulette: Shawn Michaels & Ken Kennedy defeated Charlie Haas & Trevor Murdoch (mystery opponents) in a strange bedfellows match at around the 6-minute mark when Kennedy pinned Haas after Michaels hit the superkick on Haas and Kennedy dropped his partner with the Mic Check before making the cover himself; after Michaels and Kennedy were introduced, Vince McMahon spun the wheel to determine their match with the wheel naming them as tag team partners against another makeshift team; during the bout, Haas briefly wore a red luchadore mask before Michaels eventually took it off (the bout began during the commercial break)
Raw Roulette: WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly (dressed as Carlito Caribbean Cool) (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes) pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool (dressed as Hardcore Holly) (w/ Santino Marella) in a Trading Places match with the Alabama Slam at 3:23; during the bout, it was announced Holly had qualified for the Royal Rumble over the weekend
Raw Roulette: Ashley defeated Maria, Mickie James, Melina, and Jillian Hall in a lingerie pillow fight at 3:03 by pinning Jillian with an elbow drop from the middle turnbuckle onto the bed in the ring, as Mickie and Maria held Jillian down (Ashley's surprise return after a 6-month absence)
Raw Roulette: Triple H defeated William Regal in a first blood match at 5:24 following several punches to the forehead; after the match, Triple H dropped Regal with the Pedigree
Raw Roulette: Chris Jericho fought John Bradshaw Layfield & Snitsky to a no contest in a handicap match at around the 3-minute mark when JBL tied a mic cable around Jericho's neck and dragged him near the entrance stage; JBL eventually tied the cable to a scaffold until referees and officials ordered him backstage
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Hornswoggle & Mick Foley (surprise partner) defeated Rory & Robbie McAllister at 3:45 when Hornswoggle pinned Robbie with the frog splash after Foley hit the double arm DDT; prior to the bout, Hornswoggle appeared with an unknown by the name of BK Jordan until Foley appeared and sent Jordan backstage
Raw Roulette: WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Umaga in a non-title steel cage match at 14:31 after a Whisper in the Wind off the top of the cage, despite interference from WWE World Champion Randy Orton, who appeared ringside before the match; Hardy and Orton locked eyes as the show came to a close, with Hardy perched on the top of the cage looking down (Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story, Wrestling's Highest Flyers)

WWE @ Wilkes Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena - January 8, 2008 (7,000)
Sho Funaki & Kofi Kingston defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister
ECW - featured a vignette promoting the debut of Kofi Kingston; included Lena hosting a dance off between Kelly Kelly and Layla in which she herself became a participant, named herself the winner, and walked off; featured an ad for WWE HD, starting in 2 weeks on Raw; included a backstage promo by Shelton Benjamin in which he cut a promo on his participation in the upcoming Royal Rumble match:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin fought Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore to a draw in a 15-minute Ironman match at 15:03; fall #1: Morrison pinned Yang with a roll up at 3:42 after Yang knocked Mizanin off the apron; fall #2: Yang pinned Morrison with a moonsault off the top at 8:44; the time limit expired as Yang had Mizanin covered following the moonsault off the top; Yang appeared to injure his leg hitting the move as the leg was the only part that connected with Mizanin
Mark Henry pinned Colin Delany with the powerslam at 1:08; prior to the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Delany - his ribs taped after the previous week's match against Big Daddy V - about his injuries; during the segment, Tazz said Delany wouldn't have to face an ECW wrestler but would be facing a Smackdown! wrestler instead; after the match, it was announced Henry & Matt Striker would face the Undertaker in a handicap match Friday on Smackdown!
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:42 when the referee caught Chavo attempting to use the title belt as a weapon; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an uninterrupted version of the episode airing the following day at 4 p.m. on WWE.com; after the match, Punk dropped Guerrero with the Go To Sleep; pre-match stipulations stated Guerrero would earn a title shot if he won the bout
Smackdown! - featured an in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero, with Teddy Long, in which Vickie introduced Rey Mysterio Jr. as the new #1 contender; moments later, Mysterio said he still cared about Vickie and her family, despite her relationship with World Heavyweight Champion Edge; Vickie then said Eddie Guerrero would want her to move on, that she was still young enough to have more children, and Edge would be a perfect father figure; Edge then appeared with the two trading words until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared; Chavo then told Mysterio to mind his own business and that the Guerrero family was disgusted by Vickie's actions; Vickie then lashed out at both Mysterio and Chavo and ordered them to face each other later in the night; included the announcement the Undertaker would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Edge, with Edge sending Long out of the room before the two discussed the earlier segment; included an ad for Smackdown! becoming HD in two weeks; featured the announcement that Ric Flair would face WWE US Champion MVP with Flair's career at stake at the Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon encouraged Hornswoggle's participation at the Royal Rumble and his arm wrestling contest later in the show; moments later, McMahon and Finlay spoke, with Finlay telling McMahon that he wasn't living up to their "deal" and McMahon told Finlay to calm down and that he too would be in the Rumble match; featured an ad for 'Raw's Greatest Hits: The Music' and 'The Best of Raw 15th Anniversary' DVD; included a vignette promoting the debut of 2007 Diva Contest Winner Eve:
Jamie Noble pinned Chuck Palumbo (w/ Michelle McCool) with a crucifix at 3:44; prior to the bout, it was announced Palumbo had apologized to McCool for blowing up at her the previous week; after the match, Palumbo cornered McCool as the fans chanted "Chuck's a loser" until Noble appeared in the aisle
Batista defeated WWE US Champion MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 12:52 after knocking MVP off the apron as both men attempted to get back into the ring; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo on facing Ric Flair at the Royal Rumble until Batista's entrance interrupted; after the match, MVP attempted to hit Batista with a steel chair but Batista dropped him with a spear on the floor
The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry & Matt Striker in a handicap match at 2:25 by pinning Striker with the tombstone; after the bout, Big Daddy V appeared and helped in double teaming Taker but Taker eventually knocked V over the top rope to the floor and hit the chokeslam on Henry
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) defeated Runjin Singh (w/ the Great Khali) in an arm wrestling contest; after the bout, Khali attacked Finlay and attempted to chokeslam Hornswoggle until Finlay knocked him to the floor after two chairshots to the back
Kane pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) at 1:34 with the chokeslam after catching Domino as he came off the top
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 11:15 with the 619 and a splash off the top; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge - who did guest commentary for the match - attacked Mysterio until he was fought off; moments later, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder helped in triple teaming Mysterio as the show came to a close
Dark match after the taping: Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification

WWE (Raw) @ Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena - January 11, 2008
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes defeated William Regal
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Charlie Haas
Super Crazy defeated Afa Jr.
DH Smith & Atlas DaBone defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister
Trevor Murdoch defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated Santino Marella
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy
Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated Umaga & Snitsky

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Jonesboro, AR - Convocation Center - January 12, 2008 (3,500)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore when Morrison pinned Yang by grabbing the tights for leverage
Jamie Noble defeated Deuce
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Nattie Neidhart & Layla
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Shelton Benjamin defeated Tommy Dreamer
ECW World Champion CM Punk pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Go To Sleep
Finlay defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification when MVP hit the challenger in the leg with a steel chair
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V when Henry was pinned following a double chokeslam
Kofi Kingston pinned Elijah Burke
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. after hitting him with the title belt

WWE (Raw) @ Tallahassee, FL - Donald L Tucker Center - January 12, 2008
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella defeated DH Smith & Super Crazy
Drew McIntyre defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Brian Kendrick
Atlas DaBone defeated Trevor Murdoch
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy
Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated Umaga & William Regal

- 1/08: Developmental talent Derrick Neikirk was released.

- 1/12/08: Ken Kennedy was married. Matt Hardy and Gregory Helms were among those in attendance.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Little Rock, AR - Alltel Arena - January 13, 2008
Elijah Burke pinned Kofi Kingston
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Nattie Neidhart & Layla
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Jamie Noble defeated Deuce
Shelton Benjamin pinned Tommy Dreamer
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Finlay defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. after hitting him with the title belt

WWE (Raw) @ Dothan, AL - Civic Center - January 13, 2008
DH Smith & Super Crazy defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister
Brian Kendrick defeated Trevor Murdoch
Charlie Haas defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Carlito
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga, William Regal, & Gene Snitsky in a handicap match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Tupelo, MS - January 14, 2008 (2,000)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kofi Kingston defeated Deuce
Elijah Burke defeated Tommy Dreamer
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Nattie Neidhart & Layla
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Shelton Benjamin
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Jamie Noble
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Rey Mysterio Jr.

WWE @ Mobile, AL - Civic Center - January 14, 2008
Umaga defeated Drew McIntyre
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool
Santino Marella defeated DH Smith
Jim Duggan & Super Crazy defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister
Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy regarding his match against WWE World Champion Randy Orton at the Royal Rumble and said he would take Orton out later in the show; Orton then appeared and accepted Hardy's challenge for later in the show but only if Hardy's IC title was on the line; Hardy then accepted; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and William Regal in which they discussed Regal's match against Ric Flair later in the night and McMahon said if the United States were to have an enema, they would put it right in Mobile; as McMahon then discussed HD, Snitsky appeared and said he wanted to make an impact; McMahon then stated he would face Triple H later in the show and gave the enema bag to Regal; featured an ad for WWE HD which would begin the following week on Raw; included an ad for the following night's ECW in which it was announced World Heavyweight Champion Edge would host The Cutting Edge with guest ECW World Champion CM Punk; featured footage from the final moments of the 2007 Royal Rumble between Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker; included footage of the title vs. title Hulk Hogan / Ultimate Warrior match from WrestleMania VI and Triple H / Kane from No Mercy 02 to hype Hardy / Orton later in the night; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon said there would be a mini Royal Rumble match held later to give Hornswoggle some experience in the match, with Ken Kennedy, Mankind, and Batista also involved; included the announcement Punk would face Chavo Guerrero Jr. the following night on ECW; featured an ad for the Armageddon 07 DVD, available the following day; included an in-ring promo by John Bradshaw Layfield, with an entrance that included balloons falling from the rafters, regarding his attack on Chris Jericho the previous week and then sent a message to Jericho's children:
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix, Melina, & Jillian Hall defeated Ashley, Maria, & Mickie James at 3:31 when Phoenix pinned Mickie with the cradle suplex after dropping her throat-first across the top rope
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Shawn Michaels defeated Trevor Murdoch via submission with a modified figure-4 at 2:56 after setting Murdoch up for the superkick but then not using it; prior to the bout, Michaels cut an in-ring promo, upset over having won the Royal Rumble twice and being the runner up in 2007 and still having to qualify; he then said he was going to challenge Ken Kennedy anyway and proposed they have a match then and there to determine which would go on to the Rumble but Murdoch appeared instead; after the match, Ken Kennedy appeared on the big screen and said he had nothing left to prove to Michaels but would accept his challenge for the following week; Murdoch then attempted to sneak up on Michaels from behind but Michaels dropped him with the superkick
Snitsky defeated Triple H via disqualification at 10:07 when Triple H twice hit Snitsky with a steel chair on the floor after Snitsky attempted to hit him with the steel ring steps; after the bout, Triple H hit Snitsky with a sledgehammer and dropped him with the Pedigree; as Triple H made his way up the entrance ramp, Vince McMahon appeared on the big screen and told Triple H to calmn down, with Triple H then destroying the screen beside the entrance; after the commercial break, McMahon confronted Triple H backstage and said - because he couldn't trust Triple H's behavior - he was back in the Royal Rumble match but only if he could win his match the next week
Hornswoggle won a 6-man Royal Rumble match at around the 7-minute mark; order of entry: Hornswoggle (0:00); Mini Ken Kennedy (0:00); Mini Mankind (1:05); Mini Batista (2:34); Mini Kane (3:53); the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) (6:35); order of elimination: Mini Mankind by Hornswoggle (1:47); Mini Kennedy by Hornswoggle via press slam onto Mankind on the floor (1:56); Mini Batista by Hornswoggle (4:31); Mini Kane by Hornswoggle after the Celtic Cross (5:48); Khali left ringside and Hornswoggle was declared the winner after Finlay appeared and repeatedly hit him with a shallalaugh, knocking him to the floor, before Hornswoggle knocked Singh to the floor; after the commercial break, Finlay confronted McMahon backstage over how Khali was a participant in the match against Hornswoggle; McMahon then said if Finlay needed to blow off some steam, he could face Khali on Smackdown!
Ric Flair pinned William Regal with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at around the 4-minute mark, moments after Regal attempted to do the same but was caught by the referee; pre-match stipulations stated if Flair lost the match then his career would be over (the bout began during the commercial break)
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at the 8-second mark when Orton immediately dropped Hardy with a low blow; only the IC title was on the line; after the match, Orton grabbed a mic and said the show wasn't over, then tossed Hardy out of the ring onto the ramp; Orton then attempted to drop Hardy with the RKO onto the concrete floor but Hardy fought him off and brawled with Hardy up to the entrance stage; as Orton went to charge Hardy, Hardy backdropped Orton off the stage and - as referees tended to Orton - climbed nearby scaffolding and hit a Swanton off the top onto Orton; medics and officials then swarmed the area and both men were taken backstage in neckbraces and on stretchers; the show ended with Hardy raising his arm in response to the crowd's applause as he was taken backstage (Royal Rumble 08, Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)

WWE @ Birmingham, AL - BJCC - January 15, 2008
Kofi Kingston defeated Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea)
ECW - featured an opening segment of The Cutting Edge in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge cut a promo on defending against Rey Mysterio Jr. at the Royal Rumble before introducing his guest, ECW World Champion CM Punk; Edge then said he had been watching Punk's career closely but questioned who he had really beaten since winning the ECW title; Punk eventually said he would accept if Chavo Guerrero Jr., who he had beaten via count-out and disqualification in recent weeks, wanted a third bout and that he could beat Edge as well; as the two began to argue, Chavo appeared and accepted Punk's offer for a match later in the show; Edge and Chavo then double teamed Punk and took turns throwing him shoulder-first into the ringpost; featured an ad for the Armageddon 07 DVD; included footage of Edge leaving the arena before the opening bout; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Kofi Kingston; included an in-ring promo by Kelly Kelly in which she mentioned a best body contest the next week between herself, Layla, and Lena to celebrate ECW's first week in HD; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Armando Estrada in which Punk said he would be healthy enough to compete as scheduled later in the show; included the announcement WWE World Champion Randy Orton spent the night at a medical facility after sustaining a 30-foot Swanton from WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy the previous night; featured an ad for WWE HD starting Monday on Raw:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister in a non-title match at 2:58 when Mizanin pinned Robbie with the Reality Check
Kane pinned Colin Delany with the chokeslam at 1:00; prior to the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Delany - heavily bandaged - regarding his recent beatings and losses and then said Delany would be facing a former WWE champion
Shelton Benjamin pinned Nunzio with the jumping facebuster at 3:06; prior to the bout, it was confirmed - following Benjamin's comments the week before - that Benjamin would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble match; after the match, Benjamin grabbed the mic, yelled "Ain't no stopping me now!" and again hit the facebuster on Nunzio
Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated ECW World Champion CM Punk via count-out in a non-title match at 11:19 after World Heavyweight Champion Edge - who did guest commentary for the match - hit Punk in the back of the head with the title belt behind the referee's back; pre-match stipulations stated if Chavo won then he would earn a title shot
Smackdown! - featured opening footage of the final moments of the 2007 Royal Rumble between the Undertaker and Shawn Michaels followed by an in-ring promo by Taker regarding his participation in the upcoming Rumble match; moments later, Matt Striker & Big Daddy V appeared with Striker saying the main difference between last year's and this year's Rumble was the inclusion of Big Daddy V; V and Taker then began brawling at ringside until V was thrown into the ringsteps and advised by Striker to go backstage; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Vickie Guerrero, and Teddy Long in which Edge talked about Vickie finally being able to take off her neckbrace and Vickie said Edge was her hero; Vickie then sent Long out to get them something to eat until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared, apologized to Vickie for what he said the previous week, and said Edge was a good guy; featured an ad promoting more WrestleMania 24 tickets being available; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Finlay in which McMahon was upset that Finlay allowed Khali to put his hands on Hornswoggle during the earlier match, with McMahon then saying Finlay would face Khali the following week in a Belfast Brawl so he could try to gain some revenge; featured an ad promoting WWE HD the next week; included the announcement that Chavo Guerrero Jr. would challenge ECW World Champion CM Punk the following week on ECW; featured Ric Flair as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which Flair and WWE US Champion MVP discussed their upcoming match at the Royal Rumble as well as their match last year at Vengeance in which MVP won before Flair knocked MVP down in the ring and walked off; included a vignette promoting the debut of Eve; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie wished Rey Mysterio Jr. luck in the main event:
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) via KO with the head vice at 11:03 after hitting the tree slam after both Hornswoggle and Singh interfered; prior to the bout, it was announced Khali would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 6:39 when Yang pinned Domino with an elbow to the face and moonsault off the top
Batista pinned Mark Henry with a spinebuster at 5:01; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Batista winning the 2005 Royal Rumble
Michelle McCool pinned Layla at 3:53 with the Angel's Wings; after the commercial break, Jamie Noble spoke backstage with Michelle, during which Chuck Palumbo appeared, gave her several dozen roses, and apologized for his earlier behavior; Noble then said he saw right through Palumbo until Michelle broke the two men up before a fight ensued
Rey Mysterio Jr. & ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 10:47 when Edge hit Mysterio with a chair as Mysterio attempted the springboard splash on Chavo; before the bout, it was announced Edge would be on ECW the following week; after the match, Punk attempted to make the save for Mysterio until Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder joined in attacking Mysterio & Punk to close the show

WWE (Raw) @ Syracuse, NY - War Memorial Arena - January 18, 2008
Rescheduled from 9/28/07
Jim Duggan defeated Charlie Haas
Trevor Murdoch defeated DH Smith
Gene Snitsky defeated Super Crazy
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Brian Kendrick
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Carlito
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ State College, PA - Bryce Jordan Center - January 19, 2008
Kane defeated Big Daddy V
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
Elijah Burke defeated Tommy Dreamer
Kofi Kingston defeated Deuce
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
Ric Flair defeated Mark Henry via count-out
Finlay pinned the Great Khali after Hornswoggle interfered with the shillelagh
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista in a No DQ match

WWE (Raw) @ Jamestown, NY - Savings Bank Ice Arena - January 19, 2008 (3,200)
Rescheduled from 9/30/07
Jim Duggan defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Super Crazy
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Brian Kendrick
DH Smith defeated Trevor Murdoch
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Binghamton, NY - Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena - January 20, 2008 (1,250)
Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas
Snitksy defeated Super Crazy
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jim Duggan
DH Smith defeated Trevor Murdoch
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Carlito Caribbean Cool
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Salisbury, MD - Wicomico Youth & Civic Center - January 20, 2008
Kane defeated Big Daddy V
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
Elijah Burke defeated Tommy Dreamer
Kofi Kingston defeated Deuce
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
Ric Flair defeated Mark Henry
Finlay defeated the Great Khali
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Batista

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Upper Marlboro, MD - Show Place Arena - January 21, 2008
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kofi Kingston defeated Elijah Burke
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
ECW World Champion CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
Jamie Noble defeated Deuce
Kane defeated the Great Khali
Big Daddy V defeated Tommy Dreamer
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Batista

WWE @ Hampton, VA - Coliseum - January 21, 2008
Vladimir Kozlov defeated an unknown
Heat:
Trevor Murdoch pinned DH Smith with a modified Canadian Destroyer
Jim Duggan defeated Wayne Costal
Charlie Haas defeated Super Crazy via submission with the Haas of Pain
Raw - the first episode to air in HD; featured an opening video package on Martin Luther King Jr.; included the debut of a stage, following the destruction of part of the video screen stage the previous week; featured a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Randy Orton and Vince McMahon regarding McMahon's order for Orton and WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy to shake hands later in the show, with Orton protesting until McMahon convinced him it would give Orton an edge; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his Royal Rumble qualifying match later in the show in which Triple H guaranteed he would qualify; featured a backstage segment with Brian Kendrick and WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes regarding Kendrick's Rumble qualifying match later in the show; moments later, WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly appeared and talked about his match later in the show against Carlito Caribbean Cool and his upcoming participation in the Rumble; included a video package on Orton, highlighting his childhood, WWE debut, World Heavyweight Title win in 2004, and highlights of his career since to the tune of Disciple's "Game On;" featured an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho regarding John Bradshaw Layfield's promo the previous week in which he mentioned Jericho's children, the attack Jericho sustained two weeks earlier, and his upcoming match with JBL at the Rumble; included a backstage segment with McMahon and Hardy regarding Hardy's Swanton onto Orton the previous week and Hardy having to shake Orton's hand later in the show; featured an ad promoting extra tickets going on sale for WrestleMania 24; included a backstage segment with Mickie James, Ashley, and Maria regarding Mickie being frustrated over not being able to beat WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix; after Ashley said she wanted to talk to Maria about something after going to a party at the Playboy Mansion, Santino Marella appeared and said he did not need a magazine subscription; featured footage of McMahon appearing on 'Celebrity Appearance' later that week on NBC; included a video package on Hardy's career and feud with Orton to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops;" featured a closing in-ring segment with McMahon, Hardy, and Orton; during the segment, Orton said Hardy wouldn't have the title after the Rumble but would have his respect; Hardy then said he wasn't concerned with earning Orton's respect, then went around ringside shaking the hands of Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Lilian Garcia, and went into the crowd doing the same with the fans; after Hardy got back into the ring, Orton extended him his hand to shake but Hardy instead dropped him with the Twist of Fate:
Shawn Michaels pinned Ken Kennedy at 14:20 with the superkick after Kennedy avoided Michaels' leg submission hold; prior to the bout, it was announced Kennedy had been given a spot in the Royal Rumble match by William Regal
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James in a non-title match at 3:42 with the cradle suplex after dropping Mickie across the top rope
Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Robbie & Rory McAllister at 1:26 when Hornswoggle pinned Rory with the frog splash after Finlay hit the Celtic Cross
Royal Rumble Qualifying Match: Umaga (mystery opponent) pinned Brian Kendrick at 2:20 with the thumb strike to the throat; prior to the bout, William Regal appeared on the big screen and told Kendrick he would have to face someone who had already qualified for the Rumble
Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Santino Marella & Maria) pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes) at 3:12 with the Back Stabber after Marella distracted Holly as he attempted the Alabama Slam
Royal Rumble Qualifyiing Match: Triple H won a 3-man over-the-top-rope gauntlet match at 5:48; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Triple H winning the 2002 Royal Rumble; following Triple H's entrance, William Regal appeared and said he would face three men; Triple H eliminated Snitsky with a clothesline (1:16); Triple H eliminated Mark Henry by pulling down the top rope duing a charge (4:21); Triple H eliminated Regal, after Regal appeared to wave off the mystery third opponent, following a spinebuster

WWE @ Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena - January 22, 2008
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lee) defeated Sho Funaki
ECW - the first episode to air in HD; the debut of a new stage; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Vickie Guerrero, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. regarding Chavo's ECW World Title shot later in the show; included a video package highlighting the history of the Royal Rumble and various statistics regarding the match's history:
Shelton Benjamin won a 5-man battle royal at 3:07 by last eliminating Kane; order of elimination: Tommy Dreamer by Kane via a choke throw (1:04); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin by Kane (3:00); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison by Kane (3:02); Kane by Benjamin via a headscissors; prior to the bout, it was announced Dreamer would be part of the 30-man Royal Rumble; after the match, Benjamin grabbed the mic and yelled "Ain't no stopping me now!"
Kelly Kelly defeated Lena and Layla in a dance contest; Jonathan Coachman was the MC for the event; after the contest, Lena and Layla threw Kelly down by the hair and left ringside
Kofi Kingston pinned David Owens at 2:36 with a spinning enzuiguri (Kingston's TV debut)
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Colin Delany via KO at the 38-second mark after applying the head vice; prior to the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Delany - his shoulder, elbow, and waist heavily bandaged - about his recent beatings
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned ECW World Champion CM Punk to win the title in a No DQ match at 6:27 after World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who did guest commentary for the bout, hit the spear on Punk after Chavo sustained the Go To Sleep; the No DQ stipulation was not announced until during the ring introductions; after the match, Vickie Guerrero, Zack Ryder, and Curt Hawkins appeared to celebrate along with Edge and Chavo
Smackdown! - the first episode to air in HD; the debut of a new stage; featured a backstage promo by Jesse in which he commented on Festus' two personalities and said Jesse was getting medial treatment; included a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Chuck Palumbo in which they argued before noticing Michelle McCool was coming, with the two men then calming down; featured a video package on WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops;" included an in-ring promo by WWE US Champion MVP regarding his upcoming bout at the Royal Rumble against Ric Flair and his opportunity to retire Flair; after MVP insulted Flair for several minutes, Flair eventually appeared in the aisle and said he would win their match; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Eve; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon, Finlay, and Hornswoggle in which McMahon thanked Finlay for protecting Hornswoggle against the Great Khali but warned him Khali would be going after him in the Royal Rumble; moments later, McMahon told Hornswoggle that he couldn't trust Finlay in the Rumble match; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he wished Rey Mysterio Jr. the best of luck against World Heavyweight Champion Edge at the Rumble and said he planned to win the Rumble match as he did in 2005; included footage from earlier in the night of Jamie Noble apologizing to Michelle McCool as she was led backstage on a stretcher; featured a video package highlighting the history of the Royal Rumble and various statistics regarding the match's history:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins via disqualification in a handicap match at 6:34 when Hawkins brought a steel chair into the ring as Mysterio attempted the 619 on Ryder; during the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Edge was shown watching the match backstage; after the match, Mysterio cleared both men from the ring
Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned Domino (w/ Deuce & Cherry) at 5:27 with the moonsault off the top after lifting his knees to block a bomb off the turnbuckle
Michelle McCool, Chuck Palumbo, & Jamie Noble fought Layla, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin to a no contest at around the 2-minute mark when - following an arguement between Palumbo and Noble - Palumbo sent Noble into the ropes, knocking McCool off the apron to the floor; after the bout, Noble went to check on McCool and called for a medic before Palumbo assaulted him around ringside and hit the Full Throttle on the floor, tossing aside a referee that attempted to break it up; moments later, as Michelle was almost back to her feet, Palumbo kicked Noble in the ribs with Michelle grabbing him in an attempt to stop him; Palumbo flung her off - with McCool again hitting the floor - kicked Noble again and walked off; McCool was later taken backstage on a stretcher
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) to a no contest in a Belfast Brawl at around the 5-minute mark when - after Khali attempted to chokeslam Hornswoggle off the apron and through the commentary table - Finlay brutalized Khali on the floor with the shillalaugh and a steel chair before leaving ringside with Hornswoggle
The Undertaker defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via submission with an armbar at 6:12 (The Undertaker's Most Dangerous Matches)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins) pinned CM Punk (w/ Rey Mysterio Jr.) in a non-title match at 10:08 with the spear; Mysterio did guest commentary for the match
Dark match after the taping: Batista, Rey Mysterio Jr., & CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder

- 1/25/08: ECW head writer David Lagana was fired. Lagana had been with the company six years.

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Providence, RI - Dunkin' Donuts Center - January 26, 2008 (9,500)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella when Holly pinned Santino with the Alabama Slam
Mark Henry defeated Nunzio via submission with the bearhug
Tommy Dreamer pinned Elijah Burke with the DDT
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Kane with a roll up and grabbing the ropes and tights for leverage
Royal Rumble Qualifing Match: CM Punk pinned ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title match with the Go To Sleep; the bout was previously scheduled as a title match but was changed to a Rumble qualifying match immediately before the match by Armando Estrada
Triple H pinned Umaga with the Pedigree in a steel cage match
Maria defeated Kelly Kelly and Layla in a bikini contest; after the bout, WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix appeared and attacked Maria and Kelly Kelly until they cleared her from the ring
Chris Jericho & WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Bradshaw Layfield when Hardy pinned Orton with the Twist of Fate and Swanton after Jericho and JBL brawled their way backstage
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. by pinning Batista after hitting him with the title belt after Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins interfered

Royal Rumble 08 - New York City, NY - Madison Square Garden - January 27, 2008 (announced at 20,798; 19,000; sell out)
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) in under 5 minutes
Pay-per-view bouts - the first pay-per-view to air in HD; included Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for Smackdown!, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon discussed the upcoming Royal Rumble match and told Hornswoggle he couldn't trust anyone else in the match; moments later, Finlay appeared and McMahon suggested Hornswoggle could turn on him in the bout; included the debut of Mike Ademle as a new broadcaster, who introduced a video package on the Chris Jericho / John Bradshaw Layfield feud; featured a backstage segment with Ashley and Santino Marella in which Santino said Maria was too busy to talk with Ashley about Playboy and slammed the door in her face; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair - wearing a towel after getting out of the shower - and Ken Kennedy in which Kennedy congratulated Flair on his win until Shawn Michaels appeared, just as Kennedy implied he wanted to retire Flair, with Kennedy then walking off; Michaels then congratulated Flair on his win and Flair gave Michaels a pep talk before his participation in the Rumble; Batista and Triple H then appeared, with those two and Michaels chiming in on who would win the Rumble; featured an in-ring HD Kiss Cam, hosted by Maria, with Ashley then appearing and asking if Maria would be interested in posing for Playboy; Santino Marella then appeared with a person cloaked in black, insulted the crowd, especially the New York Giants by saying they were going to choke in the Super Bowl, and tried to take Maria backstage with him; after Ashley asked Maria again, Santino said they would discuss it more later and then brought the cloaked person into the ring, unveiling it as Big Dick Johnson wearing a Tom Brady Patriot's jersey and thong; Ashley, who laughed outloud throughout the segment, then knocked Johnson to the floor; included a 'Baywatch' themed WrestleMania 24 ad with Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; featured Ademle introducing a Randy Orton / Jeff Hardy video package, accidentally calling Hardy 'Harvey' before correcting himself; the segment featured Hardy's portion to the tune of Lostprophets' "Rooftops":
Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via submission with the figure-4 in a non-title match at 7:50; prior to the match, Flair cut an in-ring promo on his career and thanked the MSG crowd for the respect they had shown him over the years; MVP originally won the match at the 4-minute mark following a boot to the face but referee Charles Robinson had the bout continue after noticing Flair's foot was on the bottom rope during the cover; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost the match; Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman provided commentary for the match
John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 9:24 when Jericho hit JBL in the head with a steel chair as both men brawled on the floor; after the match, a bloody Jericho threw the chair into JBL's face in the ring and choked him with a TV cable until he was pulled away by referees
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 12:36 by hitting the spear as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring, moments after hitting both Edge and an interfering Guerrero with the 619; Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins were in the champion's corner early on but were ejected at the 3-minute mark as they attempted to attack Mysterio on the floor; after the bout, Ryder, Hawkins, and Edge tended to Guerrero outside the ring and helped her back into her wheelchair (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy at 14:06 by reversing the Twist of Fate into the RKO (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
John Cena won the 30-man Royal Rumble match at 51:30 by last eliminating Triple H; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a world title match at WrestleMania 24; Michael Buffer was the guest ring announcer for the match; Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, Joey Styles, & Tazz did commentary for the bout (Cena's surprise return after a 3-month absence)
Order of entry: The Undertaker (0:00); Shawn Michaels (0:00); Santino Marella (1:39); the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) (3:34); upon Khali's appearance, the crowd chanted "You can't wrestle;" WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly (5:06); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (6:42); Tommy Dreamer (8:00); Dreamer received several chants of his name upon his appearance; Batista (9:36); Hornswoggle (36:49); Hornswoggle hid under the ring upon his entrance where he remained until much later; Chuck Palumbo (12:34); Jamie Noble, with his ribs taped (14:04); CM Punk (15:27); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (17:00); Umaga (18:35); Snitsky (20:04); Mike Mizanin (21:32); Shelton Benjamin (22:49); Jimmy Snuka (24:17); Roddy Piper (25:59); Kane (26:53); Carlito Caribbean Cool (28:11); Mick Foley (29:28); Ken Kennedy (30:56); Big Daddy V (32:46) (not shown on camera); Mark Henry (34:13); ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (35:47); Finlay (36:59); Finlay appeared before his number to save Hornswoggle from Henry & Big Daddy V, with Finlay laying out several men with the shillalagh before leading Hornswoggle backstage; Elijah Burke (38:47); Triple H (40:08); John Cena (43:02)
Order of elimination: Marella by Taker following Michaels' superkick (2:05); Khali by Taker (4:43); Dreamer by Batista after fighting off a DDT attempt (10:10); Noble by Palumbo via a kick as Noble was on the apron (14:32); after the elimination, Noble was helped backstage by referees; Palumbo by Punk via a running knee to the head as Palumbo stood on the apron (16:34); Holly by Umaga via the thumb strike to the throat (18:52); Benjamin by Michaels via the superkick (23:07); Piper by Kane (27:00); Snuka by Kane (27:02); Snitsky by Taker via a clothesline (32:31); Taker by Michaels via the superkick (32:36); Michaels by Kennedy (32:42); after Taker's elimination, Taker hit a legdrop onto Snitsky while he was laid atop the commentary table; Mizanin by Hornswoggle by pulling him down from the floor as Mizanin tried to keep himself on the top rope (34:39); Morrison by Kane via a boot to the face (36:06); Hornswoggle left ringside (38 minute mark); Finlay was disqualified for using a weapon (38 minute mark); Punk by Guerrero via a suplex (39:20); Rhodes by Triple H (40:16); Big Daddy V by Triple H following a kneelift (40:33); Foley & Burke by Triple H (40:58); Carlito by Cena (43:19); Guerrero by Cena (43:22); Henry by Cena (43:26); Kennedy by Batista via a clothesline (44:28); Umaga by Batista via a clothesline (44:41); Kane by Batista & Triple H (44:53); Batista by Triple H via a clothesline (47:18); Triple H by Cena via an FU to the floor

WWE @ Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Center - January 28, 2008
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) defeated Nick Berk
Heat:
Charlie Haas defeated DH Smith via submission with the Haas of Pain; during the bout, Haas put on a luchador mask, which Smith then removed; later in the match, Haas put it back on
Jim Duggan defeated Rory McAllister
Trevor Murdoch pinned Super Crazy with a modified Canadian Destroyer
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena regarding his injury, winning the Royal Rumble, and going to WrestleMania; moments later, Cena issued a challenge to WWE World Champion Randy Orton for a title shot later in the night; Orton then appeared and turned down the offer, with Cena then arguing Orton has the advantage because waiting another two months will just give Cena more time to heal from his surgury; Orton again said no, citing he only defends when the fans pay to see it, but said Cena could face him at No Way Out; Cena then issued a warning to Orton for later that night; included an ad promoting more WrestleMania 24 seats being available; featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and William Regal in which McMahon agreed to Orton vs. Cena at No Way Out but questioning who would face the champion at WrestleMania, with Regal mentioning "that match" could determine the next challenger; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin,' available Feb. 12; featured a promo by Regal on the stage in which he announced an Elimination Chamber match would be held at No Way Out to determine who would face the winner of Orton vs. Cena at WrestleMania; the participants would be: Umaga, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, and Triple H; included Mike Adamle hyping Snitsky & Umaga vs. Triple H & an unknown partner and Orton & JBL vs. Hardy & Jericho for later in the night; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Michaels in which they discussed their participation in the Elimination Chamber before Triple H asked Michaels to be his tag team partner later in the show; the two then showcased new DX clothing before leaving the dressing room; included footage of Candice Michelle filming her fourth straight GoDaddy.com SuperBowl commercial; featured a backstage segment with Orton and JBL regarding their tag team match, with JBL saying he expected to face Orton for the title at WrestleMania and Orton saying he hoped JBL won the Elimination Chamber because he knew he could beat him; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Hardy regarding his loss at the Rumble and his participation in the Elimination Chamber; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Hornswoggle in which McMahon berated Hornswoggle for coming back from the Rumble a loser and said he was ashamed of him; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Jericho regarding his match with JBL at the Rumble, during which Jericho implied his feud with JBL would continue at WrestleMania; featured Adamle hyping the Cena vs. Orton and Elimination Chamber match scheduled for No Way Out:
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall defeated Mickie James & Ashley at 2:51 when Phoenix pinned Mickie with the cradle suplex; Ashley was never legally involved in the match
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly) pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Santino Marella & Maria) with the Backstabber at 3:06 after Rhodes became distracted by Holly chasing Marella around ringside
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & Snitsky at 12:14 when Triple H pinned Snitsky with the Pedigree; during the pre-match "Suck it" promo, Triple H made mention of Michael Buffer stealing their gimmick at the Royal Rumble
Ken Kennedy pinned Brian Kendrick with the Mic Check at 1:59; after the bout, Kennedy cut an in-ring promo saying he had asked William Regal for him not to be part of the Elimination Chamber because he wanted to end the career of Ric Flair at No Way Out; moments later, Flair appeared and wished Kennedy good luck
Maria (w/ Santino Marella) pinned Melina at 2:28 by blocking a roll up out of the corner; after the bout, Santino covered Maria's butt - her thong was exposed during the finish - and insulted the crowd for taking pleasure in seeing Maria's skin; Santino then said Maria would never be in Playboy
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Bradshaw Layfield defeated Chris Jericho & WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy at 10:58 when JBL pinned Jericho after Orton dropped Jericho with the RKO behind the referee's back as JBL was caught in the Walls of Jericho; after the bout, John Cena appeared, with JBL acting as though he would back Orton up but then leaving the ring; moments later, Cena dropped Orton with the FU to close the broadcast

- 1/29/08: Chris Harris signed with the WWE.

WWE @ Reading, PA - Sovereign Center - January 29, 2008
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
ECW - featured an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin,' available Feb. 12; included a closing in-ring celebration of Chavo Guerrero Jr.'s ECW World Title victory the previous week, introduced by Armando Estrada; moments later, pre-taped footage was shown of World Heavyweight Champion Edge congratulating Chavo - as Vickie Guerrero recovered from the injury she sustained at the Royal Rumble - and introducing a Chavo tribute video; Chavo then cut an in-ring promo on his title win and then celebrated as a mariachi band played and balloons fell from the rafters; moments later, one of the band members hit a guitar over Chavo's head and revealed himself as CM Punk as the show came to a close:
Kane defeated Shelton Benjamin via count-out at 6:38 when Benjamin left the ring after sustaining a boot to the face
Victoria pinned Kelly Kelly with the Widow's Peak at 2:49; mid-way through the bout, Layla and Lena appeared ringside; after the match, Layla and Lena assaulted Kelly and left ringside with Victoria
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Colin Delany in a handicap match at 2:11 when Morrison made the cover with one finger after Mizanin hit the Reality Check and Morrison followed with the corkscrew neckbreaker; prior to the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Delany - his head, shoulders, ribs, and arms heavily bandaged - and recapped Delaney's beatings over the previous five weeks before telling Delaney he would have to face two men; after the match, Morrison & Mizanin continued to attack Delaney until Tommy Dreamer appeared
CM Punk pinned Elijah Burke at 3:30 with the Go To Sleep
Kofi Kingston pinned Rob Echoes with a spin kick to the head at 1:55; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an uninterrupted version of the show to air the following day on WWE.com at 4 p.m.
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long - in control for the night in the absence of Vickie Guerrero, injured at the Royal Rumble by Rey Mysterio Jr. - in which he announced an Elimination Chamber would be held at No Way Out to determine the challenger to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania; the participants would be: Batista, the Great Khali, Finlay, WWE US Champion MVP, Big Daddy V, and the Undertaker; Long then announced that World Heavyweight Champion Edge would defend against Mysterio in a rematch at No Way Out; Edge then appeared to protest, arguing that Mysterio shouldn't get a rematch because he injured Vickie, but Long kept the match on; included an in-ring promo by Chuck Palumbo in which he said the injury Michelle McCool sustained the previous week - a concussion and whiplash - were an accident and that it was all Jamie Noble's fault; Palumbo said he had been fined $10,000 for hitting a referee that wouldn't get out of the way during the incident and then called Michelle to come out so he could publically apologize to her; Michelle said she didn't believe Palumbo's apology and slapped him, with Palumbo then cornering her and saying Noble would pay for the slap and Palumbo would make sure Michelle would be watching; featured an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin,' available Feb. 12; included Eve conducting an in-ring interview with Batista regarding his participation in the No Way Out Elimination Chamber (Eve's Smackdown! debut); featured a vignette of Jesse in which he said Festus had been cured and would be on Smackdown! the following week; included an ad for additional WrestleMania 24 tickets being on sale:
Ric Flair defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:17 when MVP refused to break a reversal of the figure-4 after Flair was under the ring ropes; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would be forced to retire if he lost; after the bout, MVP repeatedly rammed Flair's leg into the ringpost, then trapped Flair's leg in the ring steps and kicked them; moments later, Flair was helped backstage by referees; after the commercial break, the trainer was shown looking at Flair's leg backstage
Rey Mysterio Jr. & CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 15:09 when Punk pinned Chavo with the Go To Sleep after Chavo sustained Mysterio's 619
Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 1:50 when Hornswoggle pinned Domino with the frog splash after the Celtic Cross from Finlay; prior to the bout, Vince McMahon confronted Finlay & Hornswoggle backstage about how Finlay threw his Royal Rumble opportunity away to save Hornswoggle
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 6:25 when Hawkins pinned Moore with an inverted suplex after avoiding a corkscrew moonsault off the top; Hawkins & Ryder's entrance had to be taped three times before they got it right
The Undertaker & Kane defeated Mark Henry & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) at around the 13-minute mark when Henry submitted to Taker's chokehold after Taker hit a chokeslam (the bout began during the commercial break)

- 2/4/08: Bobby Lashley was officially released from the company.

- 2/4/08: Rory McAllister had a son, named Ian.

WWE @ Austin, TX - Frank Irwin Center - February 4, 2008 (12,000; announced at 13,552; sell out)
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon missed the taping due to the death of Triple H's sister's husband, Gordon Oulette
Charlie Haas defeated Val Venis via submission with the Haas of Pain after avoiding the Money Shot
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which he asked John Cena to appear and sign a contract for their bout at No Way Out so that Cena didn't back out at the last minute to spend more time healing; moments later, Cena appeared and signed the contract, with Orton then saying that - if for some reason Mark Henry injured Cena's pec later in the show during their scheduled arm wrestling contest - their match was still on; Henry then appeared at ringside, distracting Cena long enough for Orton to drop him with the RKO; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;' featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton and Henry regarding the attack on Cena earlier in the show; included a backstage segment with William Regal and Hornswoggle in which Regal talked about Hornswoggle having to join the Mr. McMahon Kiss My Ass Club later in the show; featured the announcement Triple H was not at the show due to a family emergency; included an in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he referenced his almost winning the 2007 Royal Rumble and almost beating Cena for the title at WrestleMania and said he was done coming in 2nd place and put his opponents in the Elimination Chamber on notice; Chris Jericho then appeared and argued he was going to win the match until WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy interrupted and argued he would win; John Bradshaw Layfield then appeared and said he had bought off Umaga as a way to guarantee JBL would win the match and once again main event WrestleMania; Umaga then appeared, followed closely thereafter by Snitsky who argued he should be in the match; moments later, all six men began brawling, with William Regal then appearing and announcing Umaga, JBL, & Snitsky would face Michaels, Hardy, & Jericho later in the show; featured Mike Adamle hyping the Raw Elimination Chamber match for No Way Out; included Vince McMahon preparing for Hornswoggle to join the Mr. McMahon Kiss My Ass Club; featured an in-ring promo by McMahon in which he told the parents in the crowd the only way their kids would do as they say is if they literally kissed their ass, then called for Hornswoggle to appear to do the same; after demanding Hornswoggle to kiss his ass, Finlay eventually appeared, with McMahon telling him he could kiss his ass when Hornswoggle was finished; Hornswoggle evenually bit McMahon's ass before leaving with Finlay; McMahon then announced he would face Hornswoggle the following week one-on-one in a No DQ match and Finlay would be fired if he interfered; included a WrestleMania 24 hype package to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh);' featured footage of Candice Michelle, Torrie Wilson, Maria, Michelle McCool, and Layla appearing on 'Project Runway' later in the week on BRAVO; included a vignette promoting the return of Candice:
Mickie James & Kelly Kelly defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Victoria at 2:43 when Mickie pinned Victoria with a Tornado DDT
Ken Kennedy defeated Super Crazy via submission with an inverted figure-4 at 2:30; after the bout, Kennedy showed footage on the big screen of the previous week's Smackdown! in which WWE US Champion MVP attacked Ric Flair after their match; Kennedy then offered Flair a chance to appear the next week and forfeit his match against Kennedy at No Way Out or face having to retire and limp the rest of his life
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella (w/ Maria) defeated Brian Kendrick & Paul London at 1:18 when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Backstabber; neither London or Marella were legally involved in the bout
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch in a non-title match at 2:16 when Rhodes pinned Murdoch with a DDT; after the bout, Carlito Caribbean Cool, Santino Marella, & Maria appeared with Carlito and Santino announcing they had been named the new #1 contenders and would take the belts from Holly & Rhodes
Shawn Michaels, WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, & Chris Jericho defeated John Bradshaw Layfield, Umaga, & Snitsky at 15:12 when Hardy pinned Snitsky with the Twist of Fate and Swanton
John Cena fought Mark Henry to a no contest in an arm wrestling contest when - as Cena was about to win - WWE World Champion Randy Orton interfered; moments later, Cena easily sent Orton out of the ring and dropped Henry with the FU to close the broadcast
Raw - 2/11/08 - featured Mike Adamle in the crowd hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton match at No Way Out, followed by a video package recapping the feud beginning with Cena's injury in the fall; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and William Regal discussing firing Finlay later in the show, with McMahon saying he wouldn't fire Finlay but would make Finlay watch as he fought Hornswoggle in a steel cage the following week; featured an anti-steroid commercial featuring Cena; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;' featured a WrestleMania 24 hype package to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh);' included an in-ring confrontation between Ken Kennedy and Ric Flair in which Kennedy asked if Flair was going to agree to his offer to forfeit their match at No Way Out, with Flair refusing and saying he would beat Kennedy; moments later, Kennedy kicked Flair in his bad leg and did the Flair strut before leaving the ring; featured a look at the taping of Cena taping a Nascar commercial with Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, and several other drivers; included a Triple H vignette promoting his participation in the Elimination Chamber; featured a vignette promoting the return of Candice Michelle:
Hornswoggle pinned Vince McMahon in a No DQ match at 5:39 with the frog splash after Finlay hit McMahon with his shillalagh; Finlay appeared mid-way through the bout to make the save for Hornswoggle until McMahon threatened to fire him, with Finlay then appearing as though he would leave the ring; when McMahon turned to Hornswoggle and called Finlay a coward, Finlay hit him with the weapon; after the commercial break, William Regal spoke with McMahon - as his head was being iced down - backstage in which McMahon said they would fire Finlay later in the show
Chris Jericho pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the Code Breaker at 13:53 after avoiding the Clothesline from Hell and sending JBL shoulder-first into the corner; after the bout, Umaga appeared, attacked Jericho, and dropped him with the thumb strike to the throat before doing the same to JBL
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned Brian Kendrick with a reverse corkscrew neckbreaker at 2:55; prior to the bout, Birchill & Katie cut an in-ring promo on their brother-sister relationship (Katie's debut; Birchill's return after a nearly 2-year absence)
John Cena defeated Mark Henry via submission with the STFU at 2:51; after the bout, Cena confronted WWE World Champion Randy Orton, who provided guest commentary for the match, at ringside and said he was 100% healthy for their match at No Way Out
Melina (w/ Jillian Hall) pinned Maria (w/ Santino Marella) with a roll up at 2:45 when, after Maria hit the bulldog on Melina, Jillian grabbed Santino - who provided guest commentary for the bout - and kissed him, distracting Maria; after the bout, Santino apologized in the ring and said the loss was a curse because Maria had been thinking about doing Playboy; Santino then said Maria had one week to decide between himself and Playboy; Santino then kissed her and left the ring
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Shawn Michaels in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 19:51 (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)

WWE @ Corpus Christi, TX - Amerian Bank Center - February 5, 2008 (6,500; sell out)
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
ECW - featured an opening in-ring promo by CM Punk in which he said he was using his rematch clause for an immediate title shot against ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., with Chavo then appearing and telling Punk he could get a rematch but it would be at No Way Out; Chavo then introduced Armando Estrada - outside the arena - who said Punk would face Chavo later in the show in a Gulf of Mexico Extreme Rules match where the winner would be the man to throw his opponent into the Gulf of Mexico beside the venue; included the announcement John Cena would face Mark Henry and WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy would face Shawn Michaels the following week on Raw; featured the announcement Kane would face Shelton Benjamin later in the week on Smackdown!; included a WrestleMania 24 hype package to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh);' featured footage of Joey Styles conducting an interview with Stevie Richards regarding his recent neck surgury; Richards said the initial injury happened in May 1997 in Buffalo, NY when Terry Funk dropped a guardrail across his neck; as a result of the injury, Richards' vocal chords were paralyzed and he had to have a vocal chord implant; Richards said he went through a total of nine surguries and said he would make his return to the ring the following week; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin':
Victoria & Layla (w/ Lena) defeated Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool at 2:41 when Victoria pinned Kelly with the Widow's Peak after Lena tripped Kelly from the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced McCool would be ringside when Chuck Palumbo faces Jamie Noble later in the week on Smackdown!
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned Tommy Dreamer (w/ Colin Delaney, heavily bandaged) at 4:19 with the corkscrew neckbreaker after Dreamer knocked Mizanin down on the floor with a baseball slide after Mizanin kicked Delaney
Kofi Kingston pinned James Curtis with the spin kick to the face at 3:18
CM Punk defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a non-title Gulf of Mexico Extreme Rules match at 11:32 following a Go To Sleep which knocked Guerrero into the water; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be the man to send his opponent into the Gulf of Mexico outside the venue
Smackdown! - featured Michael Cole conducting an opening in-ring interview with Batista regarding his participation in the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out, with WWE US Champion MVP eventually interrupting; moments later, Big Daddy V and Matt Striker appeared and argued V would win until the Great Khali and Runjin Singh came out and said Khali would win; Finlay and Hornswoggle then appeared, with the Undertaker eventually appearing and scaring Khali, V, and MVP to the floor; included a WrestleMania 24 hype package to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 'Snow (Hey Oh);' featured footage footage of the WWE opening an office in Shanghai the previous year and of footage the previous week of the WWE being honored in Guangzhou, China for corporate sponsorship; included Vickie Guerrero - wheeled to the ring by Teddy Long - as a guest of The Cutting Edge in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge said he had a "life-altering question" for Vickie the following week; moments later, Edge demanded Rey Mysterio Jr. come out and apologize for hurting her at the Royal Rumble; when Mysterio did appear, Vickie repeatedly slapped him before he finally grabbed her arm, with Edge then attacking Mysterio before Mysterio fought back with the 619 and a sit-down splash onto Edge on the floor; before leaving ringside, Mysterio grabbed the mic and sarcastically told Vickie he was sorry; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Edge as to whether he was going to propose to Vickie the next week, with Edge refusing to answer; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin':
Shelton Benjamin defeated Kane via count-out at 6:06 when, after both men had fought on the floor, Kane knocked Benjamin off the top back into the ring just before the 10-count
Chuck Palumbo pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Michelle McCool) with the Full Throttle at 3:57 after avoiding a plancha off the top, with Noble crashing into Palumbo's motorcycle parked at ringside; after the bout, Palumbo threw Noble into the ringpost - sending him to the floor - repeatedly rammed him into the ringpost, and hit the Full Throttle onto the barricade; moments later, Palumbo confronted McCool, told her it was her fault, and attempted to run Noble over with his motorcycle before eventually riding it backstage
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 4:03 when Festus pinned Domino with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; prior to the bout, Jesse brought Festus out with a bag over his face and claimed he had been treated by the best psychiatrists in the world to cure his mood swings; however, when the bell rang, Festus again changed personalities
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 3:32 when Hawkins pinned Moore with an inverted suplex
The Undertaker, Batista, & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) fought the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), WWE US Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) to a no contest at around the 17-minute mark after Finlay hit Khali with the shillalagh and the babyfaces cleared the heels from the ring; the broadcast ended with Batista, Finlay, and Taker in the ring in a three-way staredown (the bout began during the commercial break)

WWE @ Houston, TX - Toyota Center - February 6, 2008 (12,000; announced at 14,307; sell out)
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
ECW - 2/12/08 - featured footage from after the previous week's show of ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. being pulled out of the Gulf of Mexico by scuba divers; included an opening in-ring promo by Guerrero in which he said he suffered a sinus infection as a result of last week's match with CM Punk but was a fighting champion and would defend the title against Punk later in the show, in addition to their bout at No Way Out; moments later, Armando Estrada appeared and said Punk would be facing Mark Henry instead; featured a WrestleMania hype package to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;"; included a Henry vignette to promote his match later in the show against Punk; featured an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;':
Stevie Richards pinned Rory Fox with the Stevie-T at 2:21; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous week's sit-down interview with Richards (Richards' return after a several-month absence)
Kelly Kelly pinned Layla (w/ Lena) with a Rocker Dropper at 3:58
Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Knox at 3:49 with a spin kick to the face
Tommy Dreamer (w/ Colin Delany) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) at 3:37 after reversing the corkscrew neckbreaker into the DDT; after the bout, Morrison & Mizanin knocked Dreamer to the floor and double teamed Delany
CM Punk defeated Mark Henry via disqualification at 2:20 when Henry refused to stop choking Punk on the ropes; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an online airing of the show would be on WWE.com the following day at 4 p.m.; after the match, Punk knocked Henry to the floor and fought off ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. - who was at ringside for the duration of the match - before eventually dropping him with the Go To Sleep as the show came to a close
Smackdown - 2/15/08 - featured a backstage segment in which Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder went to World Heavyweight Champion Edge for advice on their upcoming match, with Edge saying he needed some time to himself; included a John Cena anti-steroids public service announcement; featured a backstage segment in which Jan the makeup woman got Vickie Guerrero ready as Teddy Long stood beside; included a backstage segment showing Edge in his locker room, visibly nervous; featured a video package hyping the double Elimination Chamber matches at No Way Out; included an ad for "The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;" featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton match at No Way Out; included a closing segment in which violinists performed at the entrance stage after the ring was decorated with a red mat and flowers; moments later, Edge appeared and asked for Vickie to come out because he had a very important question for her; Vickie was then wheeled to the ring by Long, with Long helping her into the ring before leaving ringside; Edge then Vickie an excerpt of Bryan Adams' "Heaven" before kneeling and asking her to marry him, with Vickie accepting and the two kissing; moments later, Rey Mysterio Jr. appeared and said he was disgusted by Edge and Vickie's actions, with Edge then demanding Mysterio apologize or he would put him in a wheelchair like Vickie's; Mysterio then entered the ring, with the two briefly brawling until Mysterio accidentally hit a springboard sit-down splash on Vickie, knocking her out, when Edge moved out of the way; the show then ended with Mysterio walking up the aisle as Edge called for help from backstage:
Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 16:12 after hitting the spear and twice throwing MVP shoulder-first into the ringpost; after the bout, MVP had the ring announcer declare him still the US champion
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore, Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 2:52 when Yang pinned Domino with the top rope moonsault; after the match, Deuce & Domino, Hawkins & Ryder attacked their opponents until Jesse rang the timekeeper's bell, waking up Festus who then cleared the ring; after Festus made the save, Jesse rang the bell again to calm him down
Victoria pinned Michelle McCool with the Widow's Peak at 2:08; prior to the bout, Chuck Palumbo appeared ringside on his motorcycle and repeatedly revved it during the match to distract Michelle; after the contest, Palumbo took off his shirt, grabbed a mic, and stood on Michelle's hair as he cut a promo on her and the beating he gave Jamie Knoble the previous week
The Undertaker pinned Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) with a DDT at 5:06; after the bout, Taker slammed Striker into the ring steps, rolled him into the ring, dropped him with the chokeslam, and locked on the leg submission hold, causing blood to come out of Striker's mouth
CM Punk & Kane defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Shelton Benjamin at 4:52 when Punk pinned Guerrero with the Go To Sleep
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) at 4:57 after repeatedly hitting him with the shallelagh behind the referee's back

- 2/7/08: It was announced that Smackdown!'s final episode on the CW Network would air 9/12.

- 2/7/08: It was announced the WWE was cutting all ties with Ohio Valley Wrestling, ending a nearly decade-long relationship.

WWE (Raw) @ Anchorage, AK - Sullivan Arena - February 7, 2008 (5,500)
John Cena (sub. for Triple H) won a battle royal by last eliminating Snitsky; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a WWE World Title shot later in the show
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James
William Regal pinned DH Smith
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch when Rhodes pinned Murdoch with the DDT
Ric Flair defeated Umaga via count-out after Umaga hit the ringsteps when Flair moved out of the way; pre-match stipluations stated Flair would be forced to retire if he lost the match
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the Twist of Fate
Chris Jericho defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the Walls of Jericho
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Orton punched the referee; after the bout, Cena dropped Orton with the FU and cut a promo on facing him at No Way Out

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Guatemala City, Guatemala - February 9, 2008 (6,700; near sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Victoria & Layla
Mark Henry defeated Jamie Noble
Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification when MVP hit a low blow as Kane attempted the chokeslam
Batista & Finlay defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk
The Undertaker defeated Big Daddy V via submission
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. by hitting him with the title belt after Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder interfered

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Guadalajara, Mexico - February 10, 2008 (8,500; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Victoria & Layla
Mark Henry defeated Jamie Noble
Batista & Finlay defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; during the bout, Hornswoggle interfered on behalf of Batista & Finlay
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk
The Undertaker & Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP & Big Daddy V when Taker pinned Big Daddy V and Kane pinned MVP following simultaneous chokeslams
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. by hitting him with the title belt after Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder interfered

- 2/10/08: Rory McAllister underwent surgery for a complete pec tear.

WWE (Raw) @ Seoul, South Korea - February 10, 2008
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool
Snitsky pinned Brian Kendrick
DH Smith pinned Charlie Haas with a crossbody off the top after stealing Haas' lucha libre mask and putting it on himself
Ken Kennedy pinned Val Venis with the Mic Check
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch when Holly pinned Murdoch with the Alabama Slam
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James with the cradle suplex
Ric Flair defeated William Regal via submission with the figure-4; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would retire if he lost the bout
Shawn Michaels & Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Umaga when Michaels pinned Orton with the superkick

WWE (Raw) @ Tokyo, Japan - Ariake Coliseum - February 11, 2008 (6,600)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 8:54 when Holly pinned Cade with the Alabama Slam
Charlie Haas pinned DH Smith at 9:49 with a German suplex into a bridge
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Snitsky at 7:18
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Brian Kendrick at 9:46
Ric Flair defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the figure-4 at 13:52; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would retire if he lost the bout
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James at 13:00 with the cradle suplex
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Chris Jericho with the RKO at 29:52
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & William Regal at 19:50 when Triple H pinned Regal with the Pedigree after Regal sustained Michaels' superkick

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Quito, Ecuador - February 12, 2008 (12,000; sell out)
Debut in the country
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin with the spin kick to the face
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Victoria & Layla
Mark Henry defeated Jamie Noble
Batista & Finlay defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; Hornswoggle interfered on behalf of Batista & Finlay during the bout
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk
The Undertaker, Kane, & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, WWE US Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V when Mysterio pinned Edge with the 619

WWE (Raw) @ Tokyo, Japan - Budokan Hall - February 12, 2008 (6,400)
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy won a 15-man battle royal by last eliminating Snitsky; other participants included Shawn Michaels; due to pre-match stipulations, Hardy earned a WWE World Title shot later in the show
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James
Carlito Caribbean Cool defeated Brian Kendrick
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Ric Flair defeated William Regal via submission with the figure-4; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would retire if he lost the bout
Chris Jericho defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the Walls of Jericho
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy with a reversal into the RKO at 13:31
Triple H pinned Umaga in a streetfight with the Pedigree after using a sledgehammer

WWE (Raw) @ Honolulu, HI - Blaisdell Arena - February 13, 2008 (6,000)
Ric Flair defeated Ken Kennedy; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would retire if he lost the bout
Charlie Haas defeated DH Smith
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Snitsky defeated Brian Kendrick
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Chris Jericho
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James
WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & William Regal

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Santiago, Chile - February 13, 2008 (12,500; sell out)
Big Daddy V defeated Jamie Noble
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Finlay
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Victoria & Layla
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kane defeated Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins; during the bout, Mysterio sustained a torn right biceps
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated Shelton Benjamin and CM Punk
Batista pinned Mark Henry
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated the Undertaker via disqualification when Rey Mysterio Jr. interfered - to counter the interference of Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder behind the referee's back - and hit Edge with the title belt

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Santiago, Chile - February 14, 2008 (12,500; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Kelly Kelly & Michelle McCool defeated Victoria & Layla
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Kane via disqualification
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk with the frog splash
The Undertaker pinned Mark Henry; after the match, Taker hit chokeslams on Henry, Matt Striker, and Big Daddy V
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista after hitting him with the title belt after interference from Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; earlier in the bout, Edge attempted to get himself counted-out until Teddy Long appeared and threatened to strip him of the title; after the match, the Undertaker appeared and - with Batista - laid out all three men

WWE (Raw) @ Fresno, CA - SaveMart Center - February 15, 2008 (8,000)
Super Crazy defeated Brian Kendrick and Carlito Caribbean Cool
Val Venis defeated Charlie Haas
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Snitsky defeated DH Smith
Ric Flair defeated Ken Kennedy; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would retire if he lost the bout
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy with the RKO
Triple H pinned Umaga in a steel cage match with the Pedigree

- 2/15/08: Mid-Atlantic wrestling legend Johnny Weaver died at the age of 72.

- 2/15/08: Ted Dibiase Jr., a developmental talent with Florida Championship Wrestling, was arrested for DUI in Tampa, FL after crashing into another car. His blood-alcohol level was 0.14.

FCW @ Tampa, FL - State Fairgrounds - February 15, 2008
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin vs. ?

WWE (Raw) @ Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - February 16, 2008 (13,000)
Ric Flair defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the figure-4; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James with the cradle suplex; Val Venis was the guest referee for the bout
Super Crazy, Brian Kendrick, & DH Smith defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool, Charlie Haas, & Snitsky
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy wih the RKO
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Chris Jericho pinned John Bradshaw Layfield in a streetfight following a Code Breaker onto a steel chair
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & William Regal

No Way Out 08 - Las Vegas, NV - Thomas & Mack Center - February 17, 2008 (matinee) (13,500; announced at 15,120; sell out)
Kane pinned Shelton Benjamin
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for Smackdown!, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included footage of Rey Mysterio Jr. injuring Vickie Guerrero earlier the week on Smackdown!; featured Mike Ademle conducting a backstage interview with Mysterio regarding Vickie's injury, his upcoming World Heavyweight Title shot against Edge, and his own arm injury; moments later, WBC Walterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. appeared and wished Mysterio good luck in his match; included backstage footage of Chris Jericho preparing to be in the Elimination Chamber; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder regarding Edge having to face the Undertaker at WrestleMania, with Edge saying Vickie was watching at home and they had to focus on beating Rey Mysterio Jr.; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, said he was in charge in Vickie's absence, and banned Hawkins & Ryder from ringside for Edge's title defense; included a "Baywatch" WrestleMania ad with Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; featured footage from Ashley and Maria's visit to a party at the Playboy Mansion the previous Tuesday, with appearances by David Hasselhoff, Hiro from "Heroes," and Hugh Heffner; included a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon spoke with Finlay in the trainer's room and cut a promo about facing Hornswoggle the following night on Raw in a steel cage match; featured backstage footage of John Bradshaw Layfield pacing in preparation for the Elimination Chamber; included a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light it Up;" featured backstage footage of WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy preparing for the Elimination Chamber; included Adamele in the crowd introducing a video package recapping the John Cena vs. Randy Orton feud; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Shawn Michaels in which they discussed the upcoming Elimination Chamber; included the results of a text vote in which 38% of the fans thought Hardy would win the Elimination Chamber, over Triple H's 31%:
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk with the frog splash at 7:16 after Punk failed a huricanrana off the top and injured his knee
The Undertaker defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh), Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle), Batista, WWE US Champion MVP, and Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) in an Elimination Chamber at 29:28; Batista pinned Big Daddy on the steel gate outside the ring after Taker dropped Big Daddy with a DDT onto the gate (9:08); Khali submitted to Taker's leg submission hold after Taker knocked Singh off the cage (12:36); Finlay pinned MVP after MVP sustained a chokeslam from the top of one of the pods (22:31); Taker pinned Finlay with a chokeslam from the ring onto the steel gate (24:13); Taker pinned Batista with a reversal into the tombstone; due to pre-match stipulations, Taker earned a World Heavyweight Title shot at WrestleMania
Ric Flair defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the figure-4 at 7:14; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost; prior to the match, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was shown sitting at ringside; after the contest, Flair grabbed the mic and announced himself as the winner
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 5:28 with a spear as Mysterio attempted a springboard off the ropes; after the bout, as Mysterio was helped out of the ring, the Big Show appeared, cut an in-ring promo on being back in the WWE, and said it was only a matter of time before he became a champion again; moments later, Show went out to the floor - as Mysterio was being helped - held Mysterio in front of Floyd Mayweather at ringside, rolled him back inside the ring, and held Mysterio in a choke as Mayweather's entourage held him back; Mayweather eventually jumped the rail and was held back by his men until Show took off his jacket and got down on one knee to let Mayweather have a free shot; Mayweather landed a number of blows to Show's face - busting his nose - with Show then chasing Mayweather and his men into the crowd until Show was held off by Shane McMahon; Show eventually went backstage with Shane as Shane told him both Show and Mayweather were at fault for the incident (Show's surprise return after a 14-month absence)
John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification at 15:49 when Orton slapped the referee seemingly for no reason after Cena sustained the RKO on the floor but made it back in the ring before the 10-count; many in the crowd cheered for Orton during the match and booed Cena; late in the match, Orton tried to get himself counted-out until Cena broke the count; after the contest, Cena dropped Orton with the FU and applied the STFU, with Orton tapping
Triple H defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, John Bradshaw Layfield, Chris Jericho, and Umaga in an Elimination Chamber at 23:54; Jericho pinned JBL with the Code Breaker after JBL dropped Triple H with the Clothesline from Hell (13:44); after the fall, JBL returned to the ring and hit Jericho, Michaels, and Umaga over the head with a steel chair; Jericho pinned Umaga after Umaga sustained the superkick, Code Breaker, Pedigree, and a Swanton from the top of one of the pods (19:44); Hardy pinned Jericho after Jericho sustained Michaels' superkick (19:53); Triple H pinned Michaels with the Pedigree after Michaels sustained Hardy's Twist of Fate (20:24); Triple H pinned Hardy with a Pedigree onto a steel chair after avoiding a Twist of Fate onto the chair; during the final moments of the contest, Hardy kicked out of Triple H's Pedigree; due to pre-match stipulations, Triple H earned a WWE World Title shot at WrestleMania

WWE @ Anaheim, CA - Honda Center - February 18, 2008 (matinee)
Jim Duggan defeated Rory McAllister
Heat:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated Charlie Haas
Mickie James defeated Melina
Lance Cade (w/ Trevor Murdoch) defeated Brian Kendrick (w/ Paul London)
Carlito Caribbean Cool defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H regarding his Elimination Chamber win at No Way Out and his WWE World Title shot at WrestleMania 24; moments later, WWE World Champion Randy Orton appeared and said Triple H had always been jealous of him, even back in 2004 when Orton won his first world title; John Cena then appeared and said Orton's title run would come with an asterisk as he was the first champion to lose his way into a WrestleMania main event and then challenged Orton to a title rematch later in the show, with the winner facing Triple H at Mania; William Regal then appeared and said it would be Cena vs. Orton later in the show in a non-title match, with Cena earning a spot in the WrestleMania main event alongside Triple H and Orton if he were to win; Regal then ordered Triple H to be the guest referee for the match; included a WWE Mobile poll as to whether the fans think Maria should pose for Playboy; featured Mike Adamle introducing Shawn Michaels, who announced Ric Flair as the first person for the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame, leading into a profile video on Flair's career; included footage from previous Slammy Award ceremonies to promote a special on WWE.com the following Saturday night running down the top 10 moments in Slammy history; featured a 'Baywatch' WrestleMania 24 ad with Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; included a backstage segment with Triple H and Orton in which Orton tried to talk Triple H into costing Cena the match later in the show, bringing up Triple H's loss at WrestleMania 22 against Cena, until Triple H said he would call the match in his own favor; featured an in-ring promo by Show in which he apologized to Floyd Mayweather for his actions at the pay-per-view and asked for Mayweather to come out; moments later, Mayweather appeared with his entourage, said he was a longtime fan of the WWE, and said he didn't mean for the altercation to happen but had to stand up when called out; Show again said he was sorry and offered his hand for Mayweather to shake, which he did before leaving the ring; Show then said he could take Mayweather out in two minutes and repeatedly insulted him before challenging him to a one-on-one match; Mayweather then ran back inside the ring, alongside his entourage, and accepted the challenge; Mayweather then pulled back for a punch, causing Show to flinch, before again leaving the ring; included a WrestleMania 24 hype ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;"; featured a video package on the history of the WrestleMania Money in the Bank matches; included an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin;' featured the announcement Flair would appear on ECW the following night; featured footage from the commercial break of Finlay carrying Hornswoggle backstage; included the announcement that 94% of fans who participated in the Maria Playboy poll thought she should pose:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy pinned Snitsky with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 10:28; prior to the bout, the band EndeverafteR, who performed Hardy's new theme music, were shown at ringside (Hardy's debut with a new theme)
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lee) pinned Super Crazy at 1:57 with a modified surfboard into a stomp to the back of the head; prior to the bout, Birchill & Lee cut an insert promo
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Ken Kennedy pinned Val Venis with the Mic Check at 2:29 (Kennedy's debut with a new theme)
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) fought Vince McMahon to a no contest in a steel cage match when - before the match began - John Bradshaw Layfield slammed the cage door on Finlay, attacked him in the ring, and handcuffed him to the ring ropes as McMahon whipped Hornswoggle with his leather belt; moments later, after McMahon left the cage, JBL made Finlay watch as he threw Hornswoggle face-first into the cage, kicked him in the head, and then hit a fallaway slam which drove Hornswoggle again into the cage; McMahon then called for JBL to leave the cage and sent for help before telling Hornswoggle through the cage that he was sorry
Maria (w/ Santino Marella) pinned WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix in a non-title match at 1:58 with a roll up after the champion became distracted by Candice Michelle at ringside; prior to the bout, Marella said Maria would be posing for Playboy and then announced she would also be facing Phoenix, which Maria was not informed of; following the champion's entrance, Marella said he found fine print in Maria's Playboy contract that stated she could only pose if she beat Phoenix (Candice's surprise return after a 4-month absence)
John Cena pinned WWE World Champion Randy Orton in a non-title match at 14:05 with the FU after having a confrontation with guest referee Triple H; due to pre-match stipulations, Cena earned a spot in the WWE World Title match at WrestleMania with Orton and Triple H; after the bout, Triple H dropped Cena with the Pedigree before doing the same to Orton; Triple H then posed with the title belt as the show came to a close

WWE @ San Diego, CA - Sports Arena - February 19, 2008 (8,000; sell out)
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria
ECW - featured Tazz conducting an opening in-ring interview with Ric Flair regarding his being named as the first ever active wrestler to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame; moments later, Elijah Burke interfered, followed soon thereafter by Shelton Benjamin who praised Flair before claiming his time was over; Flair then said all the titles both men would win during their careers would never match his 16 world titles, with the two then attacking Flair before CM Punk made the save; included a backstage segment with Burke, Benjamin, and Armando Estrada in which Estrada announced they would face Flair & Punk later in the show; featured an ad for 'The Legacy of Stone Cold Steve Austin,' in which it was announced the best-selling DVD in WWE history; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured the announcement Hornswoggle was in and out of consciousness and had suffered a concussion as a result of the assault he sustained Monday on Raw; included a backstage promo by Kelly Kelly regarding Maria posing for Playboy, followed by the announcement that footage of Maria's Playboy photo shoot would air the following Monday on Raw; featured an ad for extra WrestleMania tickets being available:
Kofi Kingston pinned Jason Riggs at 2:31 with the spin kick to the face; after the bout, Joey Styles conducted an in-ring interview with Kingston
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Colin Delaney (heavily bandaged w/ Tommy Dreamer) with the Reality Check at 2:30; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison was in Mizanin's corner for the match but was ejected late in the bout for interfering; after the match, Dreamer attempted to make the save for Delaney but was double teamed, with Delaney then being double teamed as well
Stevie Richards pinned James Curtis with the Stevie-T at 2:03; prior to the bout, footage of Richards' sit-down interview two weeks earlier was shown
Ric Flair & CM Punk defeated Elijah Burke & Shelton Benjamin at 10:15 when Burke submitted to Flair's figure-4 after Flair avoided the Elijah Express
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Edge, with Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins, in which he bragged about the injury Rey Mysterio Jr. sustained in Santiago, Chile and beating Mysterio at No Way Out; Edge then spoke of the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak and claimed he would end it; moments later, the lights went off and when they came back on Taker was in the ring; Taker then fought off all three men and cleared the ring; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Maryse in which Maryse said she had a question for Long, then pulled him into his office; featured footage and media coverage from the recent tour of South America, with comments from Shelton Benjamin, CM Punk, Matt Striker, Rey Mysterio Jr., and Michelle McCool; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" former WBC Featherweight Champion Erik Morales was shown in attendance; featured a video package highlighting each of the Undertaker's 15 WrestleMania wins; included an ad promoting extra WrestleMania tickets being available:
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shelton Benjamin pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 6:53 with the jumping facebuster; prior to the bout, it was announced the WrestleMania 24 press conference would be held the following Monday in Los Angeles at noon local time and would be streamed live on WWE.com
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 5:15 when Jesse pinned Domino with a Rocket Launcher
Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) pinned Shannon Moore with an elbow drop at 3:10
Batista pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb at 7:41; prior to the bout, MVP cut an insert promo on he and Batista recovering from the Elimination Chamber and claimed Batista couldn't beat him twice
Kane pinned the Great Khali at 3:10 when Kane fell backwards and Khali pinned himself while having the head vice applied on Kane; after the bout, Khali kept the hold applied before releasing it, believing he had won
Chuck Palumbo pinned Matt Jackson at 2:00 with the Full Throttle; during the bout, Michelle McCool was shown watching the match backstage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Teddy Long) in a non-title impromptu match at 9:07 with a rolling cradle after avoiding the frog splash; Mysterio initially was scheduled to address the fans on the heels of the announcement he sustained a torn biceps; prior to the promo, he gave one of his merchandise masks to his daughter at ringside; Mysterio then said his biceps on his right arm was completely torn, he would undergo surgery that weekend, and would be out of WrestleMania as a result; moments later, Vickie was wheeled out by Long and said - despite his injury - he would be competing and then called for a referee; after the match, Vickie said it was her turn to hurt Mysterio, with the Big Show then appearing, attacking Mysterio, and standing on and stomping his injured arm before hitting the chokeslam to end the broadcast
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker, Kane, & Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Zach Ryder, & Curt Hawkins

WWE @ Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center - February 25, 2008
Vladimir Kozlov defeated GQ Gallo
Heat - 500th episode - featured Jillian Hall singing a song in honor of the 500th episode:
Jim Duggan defeated Jason Riggs; after the bout, Paul Burchill and Katie Lea came ringside with Burchill attacking Duggan after he became distracted by Katie
Super Crazy, Brian Kendrick, & Val Venis defeated Snitsky, Robbie McAllister, & Charlie Haas when Haas was pinned
Raw - featured an opening in-ring segment with William Regal, Triple H, John Cena, and WWE World Champion Randy Orton in which Regal had the three pose for group photos to promote the upcoming WrestleMania match and then gave all three mics so they could give their comments on the match; after Cena and Triple H made mention of their WrestleMania 22 match, Orton made mention that he had fended off the challenge of both men, with Cena and Triple H then teaming up on Orton and throwing him over the top before brawling with one another; moments later, Orton slid back inside the ring, dropped both men with the RKO, and held the title belt in the air; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a backstage segment with Orton and Ken Kennedy in which Kennedy said he would win the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania and would cash it in later that night, even if that means going through Orton for the belt; included footage from earlier in the day of the WrestleMania press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with appearances from Cena, Orton, Triple H, Maria, Candice Michelle, Shane McMahon, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the Big Show, during which Show and Mayweather came face to face; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Regal in which Regal announced Kennedy & Orton would face Triple H & Cena later in the night; moments later, Chris Jericho appeared - with he and Regal making mention of their feud in 2001 and the infamous tea incident - before Regal gave into Jericho's demands for a Money in the Bank qualifying match and said he would face WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy in the next segment; included an ad for extra WrestleMania tickets being available; featured an in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he admitted to making a mistake regarding the injury Hornswoggle sustained the previous week and called for John Bradshaw Layfield to come out and apologize as well; JBL eventually said he was sorry for not injuring Hornswoggle earlier and claimed Hornswoggle was not really McMahon's son but instead was Finlay's; JBL said while Hornswoggle didn't know, Finlay did and he provide proof and would make Finlay admit the rumor is true; included a backstage segment with Cena and Triple H in which they discussed their match later in the show; featured the announcement Santino Marella & Layla would face Kofi Kingston & Kelly Kelly the following night on ECW; included comments taped earlier in the day from Shaquille O'Neal in which he favored Mayweather over Show in their WrestleMania bout; featured Mike Adamle introducing a video package on Peter Miavia and Rocky Johnson, announcing them as the next inductees for the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame and that the Rock would induct his father and grandfather during the ceremony; included the announcement that Maria & Candice Michelle would face WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Melina at WrestleMania; featured a video package on Maria's Playboy photo shoot and the announcement the magazine cover would be unveiled the following week; included the announcement Show would face a professional boxer the following week:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella (w/ Maria) at 3:49 when Holly pinned Santino with the Alabama Slam after Santino became distracted by Maria talking with Jerry Lawler at the commentary table; after the match, Santino yelled at Lawler at ringside
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Chris Jericho pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy with a roll over at 12:32 in a non-title match
Umaga pinned DH Smith with the thumb strike to the throat at 1:40; after the bout, William Regal, Paul Birchill, and Katie Lee were shown backstage with Regal reading a letter from Vickie Guerrero in which she challenged Regal to a Raw vs. Smackdown! match at WrestleMania, with Regal then choosing Umaga as his representative; Katie then argued Birchill should be the rep, with Regal saying he needed to see more out of Birchill first
Shawn Michaels defeated Lance Cade (w/ Trevor Murdoch) via disqualification at 3:33 when Murdoch attacked Michaels as Cade was trapped in Michaels' leg submission; after the match, Michaels fought off both men, hitting the superkick on each; moments later, Ric Flair appeared, praised Michaels and then said he wanted to wrestle him at WrestleMania; Michaels then said he couldn't live with being the man that retired Flair; Flair responded by saying Michaels' compliments meant nothing if he didn't get the chance to earn them by facing Michaels on the biggest stage, with Michaels then agreeing to the match, the two men shaking hands, and Michaels holding the ropes open for Flair
Triple H & John Cena defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Ken Kennedy at 10:54 when Kennedy submitted to Cena's STFU after Cena avoided the Mic Check; after the bout, Triple H and Cena had a confrontation in the ring, with Kennedy eventually jumping Cena from behind and hitting the Mic Check while Triple H watched

WWE @ Tucson, AZ - Convention Center - February 26, 2008 (5,200; sell out)
Vladimir Kozlov defeated an unknown
ECW- featured a video package on Maria's Playboy photo shoot; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a backstage segment in which Tommy Dreamer gave a pep talk to Colin Delaney; included an anti-steroid public service announcement starring John Cena; several members of the Chicago White Sox were shown in attendance; included footage from the previous day of the WrestleMania press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with appearances from Cena, Orton, Triple H, Maria, Candice Michelle, Shane McMahon, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and the Big Show, during which Show and Mayweather came face to face; featured Lena conducting a backstage interview with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin regarding a rumor they would have to defend their titles the following week against Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delany, as a result of Dreamer & Delany's win earlier in the show; included a WrestleMania beach commercial starring Batista:
Kofi Kingston & Kelly Kelly defeated Santino Marella & Layla at 3:55 when Kelly pinned Layla with a Rocker Dropper; prior to the bout, Marella mimicked Layla's stripper-like entrance into the ring
Stevie Richards pinned Mike Knox with the Stevie-T at 3:36
Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 5:13 when Dreamer pinned Mizanin with the DDT after Mizanin collided with Delaney on the ring apron
CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin and Elijah Burke at 11:29 by pinning Burke with the Go To Sleep after Benjamin hit Burke on the apron but was unable to break the count; after the match, ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. - who did guest commentary for the bout - confronted Punk in the ring; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would earn a title shot against Guerrero the following week
Smackdown! - featured an opening video package highlighting the appearances of Floyd Mayweather and the Big Show during the WrestleMania press conference earlier in the week; included a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix of WWE talent meeting with children from the Make A Wish Foundation, followed by the announcement there would be a multi-year partnership between the two organizations and that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania; John Cena was recognized for his efforts during the segment, where it was noted he had helped grant 100 wishes through the group; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero regarding their upcoming marriage, with Edge suggesting they go to Canada; moments later, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins appeared, with Edge telling Ryder he would get payback against the Undertaker for what Taker did to Edge the previous week; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Maryse, and Vickie in which Maryse praised Vickie before Batista interrupted and told Vickie he wanted to represent Smackdown! against Umaga at WrestleMania, with Vickie agreeing to the offer; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included the announcement John Legend would perform "America the Beautiful" at WrestleMania; featured an anti-steroids public service announcement starring Cena; included an introduction by Eve, on the entrance stage, of a video package naming Peter Miavia and Rocky Johnson as the next persons named for the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a Baywatch-themed WrestleMania ad starring Kelly Kelly and Mae Young; included a closing announcement that Batista would face WWE US Champion MVP in a title match the following week:
The Big Show defeated Joey Ryans & Jay Garland in a handicap match at 1:39 by pinning Ryans following a right hand punch; prior to the bout, it was announced Show would face a professional fighter Monday on Raw; after the match, Show cut an in-ring promo saying there would be no chance Floyd Mayweather would face Oscar de la Hoya - as rumored - in September because he would squash Mayweather at WrestleMania; Show then said Mayweather's pay for the match - $20 million - wouldn't be worth it (Show's return match after a 14-month absence)
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino (w/ Cherry) at 5:35 when Yang pinned Deuce with a moonsault onto a standing Deuce
Chuck Palumbo pinned Jamie Noble (w/ Michelle McCool) with a boot to the face and the Full Throttle at 7:06; during the bout, there were scattered chants of "Chuck"
Batista & Kane defeated WWE US Champion MVP & the Great Khali at 17:05 when Batista pinned Khali with the spear as Khali attempted to hit the chokeslam on Kane
Jesse & Festus defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 3:36 when Festus pinned Morrison with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; prior to the bout, the champions introduced a clip from "The Dirt Sheet" - on WWE.com - two weeks ago in which they edited previous comments from Jesse as a way of insulting him; after the match, the champions argued over their second consecutive non-title loss
Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) fought Balls Mahoney to a no contest at the 1:30 mark when the Undertaker appeared, kicked V to the floor, and hit the chokeslam on Mahoney; after the match, Taker grabbed the mic and told World Heavyweight Champion Edge to bring Zach Ryder to him for their scheduled match so he would lose just like Edge would lose at WrestleMania (Mahoney's return after a 2-month absence and last appearance)
The Undertaker defeated Zach Ryder (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Curt Hawkins) via submission with the leglock choke at 6:46; after the match, Edge & Hawkins attacked Taker until he scared Edge from the ring and hit the chokeslam on Hawkins as Edge watched from the floor; moments later, Taker locked same submission hold on Hawkins, with Hawkins then coughing up blood, and held Edge's title belt in the air as the show came to a close

OVW @ Louisville, KY - February 27, 2008
The last TV taping to include WWE talent
Josie defeated OVW Women's Champion Katie Lea to win the title
Chris Cage defeated Jayden Jeter
JD Michael defeated Lupe Viscara
Johnny Punch defeated Drew McIntyre
Raul & Ramon defeated OVW Tag Team Champions Paul Birchill & Stu Sanders, Omar & Ali Akbar, and Adam Revolver & Ted McNailer to win the titles
Anthony Bravado defeated Justin LaRouche
Charles Evans & Matt Sydal defeated Mike Kruel & Vladimir Kozlov
Colt Cabana defeated Shawn Spears in a retirement match
OVW Champion Nick Dinsmore defeated Jay Bradley
Eric Doom defeated Armando Estrada
Dre Blitz defeated Andrew Vein
CM Punk & Colt Cabana defeated Seth Skyfire & Domino

WWE (Raw) @ Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center - February 29, 2008 (5,000)
Super Crazy & DH Smith defeated Charlie Haas & Trevor Murdoch
Jim Duggan defeated Paul Birchill via disqualification when Katie Lea began choking Duggan on the ropes
Snitsky defeated Brian Kendrick
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Carlito Caribbean Cool
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall when James pinned Phoenix after Candice Michelle appeared ringside
Chris Jericho defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the Walls of Jericho
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardywith the RKO; after the bout, Hardy fought off Orton and hit the Twist of Fate

WWE (Raw) @ Louisville, KY - Broadbent Arena - March 1, 2008 (5,500; sell out)
Super Crazy & DH Smith defeated Charlie Haas & Trevor Murdoch
Paul Birchill pinned Jim Duggan
Snitsky defeated Brian Kendrick
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Santino Marella & Carlito Caribbean Cool
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall
Chris Jericho defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the Walls of Jericho
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - March 1, 2008 (4,500)
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Big Daddy V defeated Kevin Thorn; Thorn worked the bout as a babyface
Jamie Noble defeated Domino
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Jimmy Wang Yang; after the bout, Matt Hardy appeared and dropped MVP with the Twist of Fate (Hardy's surprise return after a 4-month absence)
Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria & Layla
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated CM Punk
The Undertaker & Finlay defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show

WWE (Raw) @ Danville, IL - Palmer Arena - March 2, 2008 (3,500; sell out)
Debut in the city
Super Crazy & DH Smith defeated Charlie Haas & Trevor Murdoch when Smith pinned Murdoch
Paul Birchill pinned Jim Duggan
Snitsky pinned Brian Kendrick
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall when Mickie pinned Phoenix after Candice Michelle distracted Phoenix from ringside
Chris Jericho defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the Walls of Jericho
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Muncie, IN - Worthen Arena - March 2, 2008 (matinee) (3,000)
Featured Michael Hayes as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which Hayes and WWE US Champion MVP shared words before Hayes brought out Matt Hardy, who dropped MVP with the Twist of Fate
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin
Big Daddy V pinned Kevin Thorn; Thorn was billed from Indianapolis for the match
Jamie Noble pinned Domino; prior to the bout, Eve - who sat ringside for the show - kissed Noble on the cheek
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus when Mizanin pinned Festus; Eve was the guest ring announcer for the bout
Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria & Layla
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk
The Undertaker & Finlay defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show when Taker pinned Edge with the tombstone

WWE @ Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse - March 3, 2008
Vladimir Kozlov pinned an unknown
Heat:
Melina (w/ WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix) pinned Mickie James; after the bout, Phoenix cut a promo on Candice Michelle & Maria before she and Melina hit a Doomsday Device on Mickie
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas & Robbie McAllister
Snitsky pinned Val Venis
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lee) defeated Jim Duggan
Raw - featured an opening backstage segment with William Regal, Triple H, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, and John Cena in which Regal said for the next three weeks each of the men would be in charge of the show and it would start with Cena; Orton then attempted to make a pact to let the two men not in charge have the night off; included an ad for 'Triple H: The King of Kings,' available March 25; featured a backstage segment with Regal and Cena in which Cena said Triple H would face Orton later in the show and he himself would face Ken Kennedy; Cena then kicked Regal out of his own office, since Cena was in charge for the night; included the announcement the following week's 3-hour Raw would feature WrestleMania rematches between Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW stars and an appearance from Floyd Mayweather; featured WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy as a guest of The Highlight Reel in which he and Chris Jericho discussed their match the previous week and their upcoming participation in the Money in the Bank ladder match, with Jericho then saying Hardy was a target and anything goes between now and WrestleMania; after Hardy agreed, he shook Jericho's hand and then dropped him with the Twist of Fate (the return of The Highlight Reel after more than 2 years); included a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included Jerry Lawler hosting an in-ring segment in which Maria, with Candice Michelle, unveiled her Playboy cover; during the segment, it was announced Snoop Dogg would officiate the Maria & Candice vs. WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Melina lumberjill match at WrestleMania; when Maria pulled the curtain off the giant cover, it was shown that Santino had put his face over her face, her chest, and between her legs; Santino then came out and said he had made up his mind and was taking Maria backstage with him; Maria then said it was her decision, with Lawler ultimately knocking Santino to the floor and throwing his vandalized cover poster on top of him; Candice then took the mic and introduced a giant poster of the cover which dropped from above the ring; featured footage from the previous day of Carl Edwards winning the UAW-Dodge 400 in Las Vegas and an appearance with John Cena; included the announcement the weigh-in for the Mayweather / Show match would take place the following week; featured Jim Ross & Lawler speaking with Mayweather in Vegas about his upcoming bout with Show, with Mayweather eventually saying he was the King - not Lawler - and that the WWE would need to change its name to MME - 'Money Mayweather Entertainment;' included Mike Adamele introducing a video package on Mae Young, with the announcement she would be inducted as part of the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured an in-ring segment with Finlay and Vince McMahon in which Finlay admitted to being Hornswoggle's father, with McMahon then announcing John Bradshaw Layfield would not be in the arena for his scheduled confrontation with Finlay and introducing JBL on the big screen; JBL was then shown in the hospital at Hornswoggle's bedside, with JBL agreeing to Finlay's challenge and said it would happen at WrestleMania; JBL then slapped Hornswoggle across the face and turned off the lights, with Hornswoggle then screaming:
The Big Show pinned Brandon Hill (w/ two cornermen) with the chokeslam in a MMA exhibition match at 1:50; Floyd Mayweather was shown watching the fight from Las Vegas; after the match, Show cut an in-ring promo on Mayweather, speaking to him on the big screen, and said Mayweather would need the $20 million he was being paid for the fight because he would need to retire; as Mayweather responded and said he would break Show's jaw, Show lifted Hill and press slammed him to the floor as a message
Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 3:31 when Cade submitted to Flair's figure-4 as Michaels had Murdoch in his own leglock; after the bout, Michaels told Flair he didn't want to face Flair at WrestleMania because he was too conflicted over being the man that ended Flair's career; Michaels then said if Flair continued to push him for the match Michaels would win, with Michaels then walking off and leaving Flair alone in the ring
Umaga pinned Super Crazy with the thumb strike to the throat at the 42-second mark; William Regal provided guest commentary for the match; prior to the match, it was announced Batista would face Umaga at WrestleMania in a battle between Raw and Smackdown! stars
John Cena defeated Ken Kennedy via submission with the STFU at 9:21 following a legdrop off the top
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes with the Backstabber at 3:39
Triple H fought WWE World Champion Randy Orton to a no contest in a non-title match at 7:25 when John Cena, who provided guest commentary for the match, attacked Triple H as he attempted the Pedigree and dropped him with the FU; moments earlier, Orton attempted to walk out of the match only to be stopped by Cena, with Triple H then knocking Orton into Cena on the floor; after the bout, Orton dropped Cena with the RKO and held the title belt in the air as the show came to a close

WWE @ Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena - March 4, 2008
Kofi Kingston pinned Kevin Thorn at 5:15 with the spin kick to the face
ECW - included a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included a backstage segment in which Kofi Kingston told Kelly Kelly she could be a Playboy cover girl just like Maria; moments later, Layla appeared and confronted Kelly, slapping her in the face before Kofi and a referee had to pull the two apart; featured the announcement Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin the following week in an extreme rules match; included Lena conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk regarding his title shot later in the night against ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.; featured an ad for 'Triple H: The King of Kings,' available March 25:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney via disqualification at 4:22 when Delaney grabbed a steel chair and hit both champions with it after he was knocked off the apron
Shelton Benjamin pinned Stevie Richards with the jumping bulldog at 4:55; after the bout, Benjamin cut an in-ring promo on the upcoming Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania (Benjamin's debut with new music)
Kane pinned James Curtis with the chokeslam at the 30-second mark; prior to the bout, Chuck Palumbo - Kane's opponent the coming Friday on Smackdown! - drove around ringside on a motorcycle
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk at 16:29 with the frog splash after causing Punk to crotch himself across the top rope
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long appearing with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, in which Edge said two legacies would end at WrestleMania - the Undertaker's undefeated streak and Ric Flair's career; Vickie then announced Edge, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins would face Taker later in the show in a handicap match, with Edge then introducing Flair as his guest for the segment; after Edge claimed Shawn Michaels would retire Flair at WrestleMania, Flair said he would wrestle long after the pay-per-view; Edge then spoke of Flair's loss to Taker at WrestleMania 18, with Flair responding by saying Edge wouldn't be the one to end Taker's streak; after Flair insulted Edge & Vickie's relationship, Edge told Flair he would face Edge, Hawkins, & Ryder the following week in another handicap match, with Vickie adding a steel cage stipulation to the bout; Flair then punched Edge in the face - with Long shown smiling - and calmly left the ring; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a backstage segment with Jamie Noble and Michelle McCool in which Noble - believing McCool was interested in him - said he wasn't a one-woman man and broke off whatever relationship they had, which came as a relief for McCool; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Noble in which Noble said he wanted Chuck Palumbo later in the show, with Vickie saying Palumbo had a match with Kane but Noble could have the Big Show instead; featured a video package on the career of Mae Young, the latest name to be inducted as part of the WWE 2008 Hall of Fame; included the announcement Kim Kardashian would be a guest hostess as part of WrestleMania; featured an in-ring swimsuit contest between Eve, Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, and McCool with Jonathan Coachman as MC; during the segment, Coachman announced a diva would be eliminated each week via a fan text vote and the winner would receive a customized motorcycle from Beverly Hills Choppers; after the contest, the divas knocked each other to the floor one-by-one until only McCool remained; included a video package of Rey Mysterio Jr.'s surgery the previous week in San Diego; featured a video package with comments from Freddie Roach, Thomas Hearns, and Michael Buffer regarding the upcoming Big Show / Floyd Mayweather fight at WrestleMania; included the announcement WWE US Champion MVP would defend against Batista the following week in a no holds barred match:
Shannon Moore (w/ Jimmy Wang Yang) pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) at 3:17 with the Mooregasm (not televised)
CM Punk, Jesse, & Festus defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 8:27 when Festus pinned Mizanin with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam
Shannon Moore (w/ Jimmy Wang Yang) pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) with the Mooregasm at 3:17 (not televised)
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Batista via count-out at 15:11 after kicking Batista away, while the challenger was on the floor, after Batista assaulted MVP on the floor and into the crowd
Kane pinned Chuck Palumbo with the chokeslam at 3:18
The Big Show defeated Jamie Noble via disqualification when Noble hit a low blow out of self defense at the 42-second mark; after the match, Show laid Noble out with a series of punches to the ribs, with Noble then coughing up blood; moments later, Show cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would end Floyd Mayweather's career at WrestleMania; Noble was tended to on the floor by a number of referees
World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated the Undertaker in a handicap match at 5:29 when Edge scored the pin with the spear after Taker dropped Hawkins & Ryder with a double chokeslam

WWE (Raw) @ Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center - March 8, 2008
Super Crazy pinned Charlie Haas as Haas adjusted his luchadore mask after Crazy took off a mask, revealing Haas was wearing two
Val Venis defeated DH Smith; Smith worked heel for the match
Ken Kennedy defeated William Regal; Kennedy played the face for the match due to it being his home state
Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James
Umaga defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Chris Jericho (sub. for WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy) in a streetfight with the RKO; the fans were given the option to choose the stipulation for the match between it being a streetfight, a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, or a No DQ match; after the match, Jericho dropped Orton with a Code Breaker onto a steel chair

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Oshkosh, WI - Kolf Sports Center - March 8, 2008 (2,600)
The return to Oshkosh after a 14-year absence; local advertising hyped an appearance from Hornswoggle, who is from Oshkosh, but he was out selling the attack from John Bradshaw Layfield
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk
Finlay pinned Chuck Palumbo
Matt Hardy pinned Kevin Thorn (w/ Matt Striker) with the Twist of Fate (Hardy's return match after a 4-month absence)
Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
Kane defeated the Big Show via disqualification when Show hit Kane with a steel chair
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion MVP pinned Jamie Noble
Tommy Dreamer pinned Shelton Benjamin
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista

WWE (Raw) @ Green Bay, WI - Resch Center - March 9, 2008 (matinee) (5,500)
Super Crazy defeated Charlie Haas
Brian Kendrick defeated DH Smith; Smith worked heel for the match
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) defeated Val Venis
Ken Kennedy pinned Santino Marella with the Mic Check in an impromptu match; Kennedy was the face since it was his hometown; prior to the match, Marella cut an in-ring promo on Green Bay until Kennedy interrupted
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & Snitsky when Snitsky was pinned
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Chris Jericho (sub. for WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy) in a streetfight

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Dubuque, IA - Five Flags Center - March 9, 2008 (matinee) (3,000)
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned CM Punk by using the ropes for leverage
Jesse & Festus defeated Chuck Palumbo & Kevin Thorn
Jamie Noble defeated Zach Ryder
Tommy Dreamer & Kofi Kingston defeated Big Daddy V & Shelton Benjamin
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in an impromptu match
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
Finlay defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a streetfight
Batista & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show when Batista pinned Show with the sit-down powerbomb

WWE @ Milwaukee, WI - Bradley Center - March 10, 2008
Carlito defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes
Raw - 3 hour episode 'WrestleMania Rewind;' featured an opening in-ring promo by Ric Flair in which he asked for Shawn Michaels to come out, with Flair then telling Michaels he saw sympathy in Michaels' eyes the previous week and said if he couldn't hang with the top guys then he didn't want to be part of the show; Flair then said - on a good day - he could beat Michaels and said he wanted Michaels at his absolute best for their match at WrestleMania; Michaels said they would steal the show, agreed, and shook Flair's hand; Michaels then made mention of Flair's upcoming handicap match on Smackdown! and said he would be in Flair's corner; WWE World Champion Randy Orton then interrupted, said he was in charge for the night, Triple H would face Kane later in the show, and Michaels would wrestle John Cena; included highlights from the Undertaker / Mark Henry casket match at WrestleMania 22 to tease the casket match later in the show; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; included footage of Floyd Mayweather and his entourage backstage; featured a video package with comments from Freddie Roach, Thomas Hearns, and Michael Buffer regarding the upcoming Big Show / Mayweather fight at WrestleMania; included a pre-taped promo by Triple H regarding his upcoming WrestleMania match against Cena and Orton, during which he mentioned he was supposed to face Cena last year for the title; featured a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix of WWE talent meeting with children from the Make A Wish Foundation, followed by the announcement there would be a multi-year partnership between the two organizations and that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania; Cena was recognized for his efforts during the segment, where it was noted he had helped grant 100 wishes through the group; included Mike Adamle introducing a video package on Jack & Jerry Brisco, the latest persons announced for the WWE 2008 Hall of Fame; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included a video package of the Big Show with clips spanning his entire WWE career; featured footage from the WrestleMania XV match between Triple H and Kane to hype their match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Orton and Kane in which Orton reminded Kane of the many losses Triple H has given him, with Kane then putting Orton in a choke and saying he already remembered; featured a pre-taped promo by Cena regarding his return from injury, Royal Rumble win, and WrestleMania bout against Triple H and Orton; included a video package on Mayweather's career and lifestyle; featured an in-ring weigh-in for the Show / Floyd Mayweather match - hosted by Shane McMahon - with Mayweather weighing in at 159lbs and Show at 441lbs; prior to the introductions, Shane introduced Show as a former WWE, WCW, and World Heavyweight Champion (a title he never won) but did not mention him as a former WCW titleholder; after the weigh-in, Show introduced his "posse" of WWE talent from Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW to balance Mayweather's group; among those featured were Carlito Caribbean Cool, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes, Chuck Palumbo, Lance Cade, Kofi Kingston, Big Daddy V, Matt Striker, Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin, Tommy Dreamer, Trevor Murdoch, Snitsky, Super Crazy, Paul Birchill, and Brian Kendrick; Show then cut a promo on how the WWE talent didn't like Mayweather for how much he was getting paid and suggested Mayweather throw some of that money to the crowd so they don't hate him as much; Show then implied he would end Mayweather's career, should he choose to; Mayweather then took a mic, smelled a handful of cash, and - as the crowd chanted "What?" - said he didn't respect Show as a person and threw cash at Show, who then handed it to his entourage at ringside; Mayweather then said he would break Show's jaw, with Show then press slamming the boxer onto several wrestlers at ringside, errupting into a brief brawl between the WWE talent and Mayweather's group during which Shane was shoved to the ground; included a pre-taped promo by Orton regarding his upcoming match with Cena and Triple H; featured an in-ring promo by William Regal, discussing the WrestleMania bout between Batista and Umaga and introducing a video package on Umaga; after bringing Umaga out, Regal cut a promo on Batista until Batista appeared, with Batista and Umaga brawling until Batista cleared the ring, with Umaga then being held back by Regal and referees; included highlights from the previous WrestleMania's Cena vs. Michaels match to build their rematch later in the show; featured the announcement Vince McMahon would be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the coming Friday at 11:30 a.m.; included the announcement Mayweather suffered an elbow injury during the scuffle following the weigh-in:
WrestleMania Rewind: The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry in a casket match at 4:42 after applying the leglock choke - causing Henry to bleed from the mouth - and then stomping him into the casket
WrestleMania Rewind: Ken Kennedy defeated Finlay via disqualification at the 12-second mark when Finlay repeatedly assaulted Kennedy in and out of the ring with his shillalagh after John Bradshaw Layfield appeared on the big screen before the bout and cut a promo saying he would beat Finlay in their WrestleMania Belfast Brawl and put him in a hospital bed right next to his son Hornswoggle; after the match, Finlay continued to beat on Kennedy down the aisle with the weapon until referees intervened
Chris Jericho pinned WWE IC Champion Jeff Hardy to win the title with the Code Breaker at 11:03 after avoiding the Swanton (History of the Intercontinental Championship, Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)
WrestleMania Rewind: Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda fought Nikolai Volkoff & the Iron Sheik to a no contest when Jillian Hall interrupted after both teams' entrance and attempted to sing Windham & Rotunda's former theme song - Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" - until Rotunda hoisted her into an airplane spin
WrestleMania Rewind: Triple H pinned Kane with a kick to the midsection as Kane came off the top and the Pedigree at 5:36; during the bout, WWE World Champion Randy Orton appeared at the entrance stage; after the bout, Orton and Triple H locked eyes
Melina (w/ WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix) pinned Maria (w/ Candice Michelle) with a modified reverse DDT at 2:00 after Santino Marella appeared on the apron and tore up a copy of Maria's Playboy; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Melina and Ashley's bout at WrestleMania 23, with Melina then cutting an in-ring promo saying Ashley was too injured to compete as scheduled and she would face Maria instead; a giant version of Maria's Playboy cover was hung from the entrance stage for the match; after the match, Phoenix attacked Candice from behind, with Santino, Melina, and Phoenix all leaving together
WrestleMania Rewind: World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins) pinned CM Punk in a non-title match at 4:02 with the spear after Punk knocked one of Edge's men off the apron and went to do the same to the second
WrestleMania Rewind: Shawn Michaels fought John Cena to a no contest at 15:55 when WWE World Champion Randy Orton interfered and threw Michaels into the ringpost as the two men battled on the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced Cena, WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, Vince McMahon, the Big Show, and Floyd Mayweather would appear the coming Thursday on Larry King Live; after the bout, Orton attempted to drop Cena with an RKO onto a steel chair in the ring, with Cena then dropping Orton across the chair instead; moments later, Triple H appeared backstage and announced - since he was in charge for the following week's show - Cena & Orton would face the entire Raw roster the next week

WWE @ Moline, IL - March 10, 2008
Postponed

- 3/11/08: Jeff Hardy was suspended for 60 days following his second violation of the wellness policy.

WWE @ Chicago, IL - AllState Arena - March 11, 2008 (15,121; announced as 15,149; sell out)
Shelton Benjamin pinned Chris Harris
ECW - featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; included an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' featured Lena conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk regarding his Money in the Bank qualifying match later in the show against Big Daddy V; included footage from the previous Thursday of Maria holding a Playboy singing at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney in an extreme rules match at 8:19 when Mizanin pinned Dreamer after the champions hit a double spinebuster on Dreamer through a table set up in the corner
The Great Khali pinned Stevie Richards at the 19-second mark with a double choke throw; prior to the bout, Armando Estrada cut an in-ring promo stating a 24-man battle royal would take place at WrestleMania, with the winner immediately facing ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. for the title; Estrada then introduced Khali as one of the participants; after the match, Mike Knox appeared, attacked Richards, hit a legdrop off the top, and then a modified corkscrew DDT
Kofi Kingston pinned Deuce (w/ Domino & Cherry) with a spin kick to the head at 3:16
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Elijah Burke with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam at 2:49
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: CM Punk defeated Big Daddy V (w/ Matt Striker) via count-out at 3:52 after Punk avoided a charge and Big Daddy fell out to the floor; after the match, Punk fought off an interfering Striker and dropped him with the Go To Sleep; Shelton Benjamin provided guest commentary for the bout (V's last appearance)
Smackdown! - featured an opening segment on the stage in which Maria cut a promo on her upcoming match at WrestleMania and then introduced the divas who would be competing in the Smackdown! diva contest - Victoria, Michelle McCool, Eve, Cherry, and Maryse; after the participants appeared, Maria announced Maryse had been eliminated from the contest; Maria then had the remaining divas take part in an obstacle course, with Michelle winning in 20 seconds; included a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels in which they discussed their upcoming match at WrestleMania and their match as a team later in the show; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito Caribbean Cool and Maria in Florida, with Carlito trying to steal Maria from Santino Marella until he was attacked by a seagull; included Michael Cole conducting an interview with Finlay, backstage, regarding Hornswoggle's injury and his upcoming match with John Bradshaw Layfield at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting extra seats being available for WrestleMania; included a video package on Floyd Mayweather's career and lifestyle; featured a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" included a video package highlighting the careers of Jack & Jerry Brisco, the latest names to be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame:
The Big Show defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a handicap match at 2:03 by pinning Moore with a foot on his chest after a right hand punch; after the bout, Show press slammed Yang to the floor
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with the corkscrew neckbreaker at 4:36; prior to the bout, the other participants were mentioned for the Money in the Bank match with Jeff Hardy's name excluded due to his suspension, though the suspension was not mentioned; it was also announced before the match that Morrison & Mizanin would defend the titles the following week against Jesse & Festus
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Batista in a no holds barred match at 17:37 after Umaga interfered and dropped Batista with the thumb strike to the throat; prior to the bout, still photos of MVP's Money in the Bank qualifying win over Jamie Noble at a recent live event were shown
The Great Khali & Chuck Palumbo defeated Kane & Jamie Noble at 2:49 when Khali pinned Noble with one boot on his chest after the double choke throw; Noble's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; prior to the match, it was announced all four men would be in the 24-man battle royal at WrestleMania, with the winner immediately facing ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge, ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (surprise participant), Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins defeated Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair in a steel cage handicap match at around the 15-minute mark when Edge escaped over the top of the cage as the Undertaker - who appeared in the ring during the closing moments - laid out Edge's partner's inside the ring; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero - with Teddy Long - appeared on the stage and added Guerrero to the match (the match began during the commercial break)
Dark match after the taping: The Undertaker defeated the Big Show by pinning an interfering World Heavyweight Champion Edge; Edge replaced Show mid-way through the match

- 3/14/08: While home on suspension, Jeff Hardy's house in Cameron, NC burned down. Virtually everything he owned was lost, including his pet dog.

- 3/14/08: "The Greatest Superstars of WrestleMania" premiered at Carmike Cinema theaters.

WWE (Raw) @ Waco, TX - Heart O' Texas Fair Coliseum - March 14, 2008
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch when Holly scored the pin following the Alabama Slam
DH Smith pinned Charlie Haas with a crossbody
Carlito Caribbean Cool pinned Brian Kendrick with the Back Stabber
Super Crazy & Val Venis defeated William Regal & Paul Birchill when Crazy pinned Birchill with a roll up
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James with the cradle suplex; after the bout, Candice Michelle made the save for Mickie against Beth
Finlay pinned John Bradshaw Layfield in a streetfight after hitting him in the head with his shillalagh
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Snitsky when Snitsky was pinned after sustaining the superkick and Pedigree

WWE (Raw) @ Tyler, TX - Oil Palace - March 15, 2008
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Paul Birchill defeated Brian Kendrick
Super Crazy defeated Charlie Haas
Santino Marella & Carlito Caribbean Cool defeated DH Smith & Val Venis
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James; after the bout, Candice Michelle made the save for Mickie against Beth
Finlay pinned John Bradshaw Layfield in a streetfight
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Snitsky

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Alexandria, LA - Rapides Parish Coliseum - March 15, 2008
Batista did not appear as advertised; the card was changed somewhat due to problems flying out of Atlanta, with several wrestlers arriving late; the opening match was deemed a Best 2 out of 3 falls match as a result in order to stall for time
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated CM Punk in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match
Michelle McCool, Eve, and Kelly Kelly co-won a bikini contest
Jesse & Festus defeated Jamie Noble & WWE Smackdown! Champion John Morrison
Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Striker
Tommy Dreamer defeated Shelton Benjamin
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification
The Undertaker & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Mark Henry

- 3/16/08: Longtime manager and former WCCW booker Gary Hart died at the age of 68.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Bossier City, LA - March 16, 2008
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
John Morrison defeated Tommy Dreamer
Jesse & Festus defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
Jamie Noble defeated Matt Striker
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated CM Punk
The Undertaker & Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Mark Henry

WWE @ Lafayette, LA - Cajundome - March 17, 2008 (announced as a sell out)
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Super Crazy
Heat:
Jim Duggan defeated Charlie Haas
Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) defeated Val Venis
DH Smith defeated Robbie McAllister
Melina (w/ WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix) defeated Mickie James
Raw - featured an opening segment of The Highlight Reel with the Big Show as the guest in which Show and WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho discussed Show's press slamming Floyd Mayweather to the floor during the previous week's show; moments later, Show said Jericho couldn't last 2 minutes with him and said that was proof Mayweather would have no chance against him at WrestleMania; Show then said Jericho was the WWE's equivalent to Mayweather - loud, arrogant, and disrespectful - and challenged Jericho to a title match later in the show; Jericho then said Show was funny eight years ago when he co-hosted 'Saturday Night Live' but had bombed ever since, then accepted the match; included pre-taped comments from Vince McMahon regarding his getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appearing on Larry King later in the week and then said he would top that by ending Ric Flair's career later in the show by beating Flair in a streetfight; featured an ad for 'Triple H: The King of Kings;' included pre-taped comments from Snoop Dogg regarding his participation at WrestleMania, with Santino Marella then appearing and trying to get Snoop to read his cue cards saying he didn't approve of Maria posing for Playboy; featured the announcement Triple H, Floyd Mayweather, Jericho, Vince, Show, and John Cena would appear together Wednesday on the Larry King Show; included a backstage segment with William Regal and Triple H in which Triple H said if either Cena or WWE World Champion Randy Orton walked out of their tag team match later in the show then they would be out of the WrestleMania main event, and if Orton walked out then he would be stripped of the title and Cena and Triple H would fight for the vacant title at Mania; when Regal asked why Triple H didn't just strip Orton of the title since he was in charge for the night, Triple H said there was no satisfaction in that and that he wanted to win it in the ring; featured a video package highlighting Triple H's leg injury in 2007 which forced him out of WrestleMania 23 as well as his win at No Way Out's Elimination Chamber; included footage from the previous Friday's ceremony in which McMahon was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, during which McMahon thanked the fans and then cut a heel promo; featured a backstage segment with Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels in which Flair said he would beat Michaels at WrestleMania and he didn't want his help later in the show against McMahon and then walked off; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a video package highlighting Cena's injury during the fall and his win at the Royal Rumble; included Jerry Lawler conducting a ringside interview with Jared, the spokesman for Subway, in which Jared spoke about the 10-year anniversary of his weight loss and the Subway commercial he did the previous year with Cena and then gave Lawler a Subway sandwich; featured a video package on Mayweather focusing on his rough upbringing, amateur boxing career, getting a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, and his pro career; during the bout, Mayweather was seen with a replica of the Million $ Belt and said he wanted the WWE World Title; included comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, and Michael Buffer regarding the Mayweather vs. Show match at WrestleMania; featured an ad for the WWE Hall of Fame TV special; included the announcement that the next inductee into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame would be announced the following night on ECW; featured pre-taped comments from Kim Kardashian regarding her participation at WrestleMania, with Big Dick Johnson then appearing and Kim saying he wasn't invited but all the fans were; included a video montage highlighting Orton's world title reign and dominance over Triple H, Jeff Hardy, Michaels, and Jericho; featured a backstage segment with Cena and Orton regarding their tag team match later in the show, in which Orton suggested they lose on purpose so as not to get hurt before WrestleMania and that Cena should be the one to do it, with Cena then telling him off; moments later, Triple H appeared and said they had no chance; included the announcement that CM Punk, Jesse & Festus would face Shelton Benjamin, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin the following night on ECW:
CM Punk pinned Carlito Caribbean Cool with the Go To Sleep at 5:23 after catching Carlito as he attempted a springboard into the ring
Umaga defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick in a handicap match at 2:18 by pinning London with the thumb strike to the throat after throwing London in the air; prior to the bout, William Regal introduced Umaga on the entrance stage; footage of Umaga attacking Batista on the previous week's Smackdown! was shown before the match; late in the bout, Kendrick slid to the floor and left ringside during the finish
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Colin Delaney with a short-arm Clothesline from Hell at 1:17; prior to the bout, Finlay's promo from the previous week's Smackdown! was shown; moments later, JBL cut an in-ring promo saying he wanted to confront Finlay but Hornswoggle was having complications and Finlay couldn't make the show; JBL then said he went out and found the second toughest Irishman in the company to face him on St. Patrick's Day; after the bout, JBL cut another in-ring promo on he and Finlay's ancestors and finished by saying, "Irish need not apply"
Ric Flair pinned Vince McMahon in a streetfight at 8:29 with a splash off the top through a table set up in the ring; prior to the bout, McMahon's confrontation with Flair in November was shown in which McMahon made the career-ending stipulation; Shawn Michaels appeared ringside at the 6-minute mark and pulled the referee out of the ring as McMahon covered Flair, with the referee then ejecting Michaels from ringside; pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost the bout
Maria & Candice Michelle defeated Jillian Hall & Victoria at 3:00 when Candice pinned Jillian with the Candy Wrapper; a giant poster of Maria's Playboy cover was hung over the entranceway for the duration of the match; prior to the bout, Santino Marella appeared ringside to do guest commentary; after the match, Santino attacked Jerry Lawler, stole his Subway sandwich, and left ringside with Jillian & Victoria
The Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification at 3:05 when Jericho hit Show with the title belt; prior to the bout, it was announced Show would appear the coming Friday on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien;' after the match, Show knocked Jericho out with a right hand punch and followed with the chokeslam
WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Cena fought Umaga, Val Venis, Snitsky, Santino Marella, Lance Cade, Trevor Murdoch, Brian Kendrick, Carlito Caribbean Cool, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes, DH Smith, Paul Birchill, Robbie McAllister, Charlie Haas, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jim Duggan, & Super Crazy to a no contest in a 17-on-2 handicap elimination match at around the 12-minute mark; pre-match stipulations stated if either Orton or Cena walked out of the match they would be out of the main event at WrestleMania, with Orton also being stripped of the title; Cena pinned Marella with a roll up at the 52-second mark; Murdoch submitted to Cena's STFU at 1:27; Cena pinned Cade at 1:43 after Orton dropped Cade with the RKO; Orton pinned Crazy with the RKO (during the commercial break); Cena pinned Robbie with a legdrop off the top at 7:23; Cena pinned Smith with the FU at 7:54; Orton pinned Birchill with the RKO at 8:04; Orton pinned Venis with the RKO at 8:13; Orton pinned Rhodes at 8:29 with the RKO after Cena threw Rhodes into the air; the bell rang at 8:36 when nearly all the opposing team ganged up on Cena & Orton in the ring; moments later, after Cena cleared the ring of all save Umaga and JBL - with Umaga then chasing JBL backstage after a miscommunication - Triple H came out as a surprise participant and dropped both Cena and Orton with Pedigrees before posing with the title belt as the show went off the air

WWE @ Biloxi, MS - Coast Coliseum - March 18, 2008
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jamie Noble
ECW - featured a backstage segment with Mark Henry and Armando Estrada, with ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. then appearing and Estrada telling him Henry would be part of the WrestleMania 24 battle royal with an ECW World Title shot on the line; moments later, Colin Delaney came in and said he had a meeting with Estrada to discuss getting an ECW contract, with Guerrero then insulting him; Estrada then suggested Chavo face Delaney later in the show in a non-title match, with Delaney earning a contract if he won; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;" featured a video package on Floyd Mayweather focusing on his rough upbringing, amateur boxing career, getting a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, and his pro career; included a backstage segment with CM Punk, Jesse & Festus regarding their match later in the show; featured a Baywatch-themed WrestleMania ad starring Kelly Kelly & Mae Young; included a video package on the career of Eddie Graham, the latest person named for induction in the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; it was announced during the segment that Dusty Rhodes would induct Graham at the ceremony; featured a video package on the Big Show to hype his match with Mayweather, with comments of Show taken at his home with his wife and shown in training:
Kane pinned Elijah Burke with the chokeslam as Burke attempted the Elijah Express at 3:26
Kofi Kingston pinned James Curtis with the spin kick to the head at 3:46
CM Punk, Jesse & Festus defeated Shelton Benjamin, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 11:48 when Festus pinned Mizanin with the fireman's carry into a slam after avoiding the Reality Check; prior to the bout, it was announced Morrison & Mizanin would defend against Jesse & Festus the coming Friday on Smackdown!
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Colin Delaney in a non-title match with the Gory Bomb at 4:33; pre-match stipulations stated Delaney would earn an ECW contract if he won; prior to the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Delaney on the match as well as the beating he took the night before against John Bradshaw Layfield, in which Delaney said the beatings would be worth it if he could get a contract
Smackdown! - featured an opening video package of Batista facing Umaga on the Raw vs. Smackdown 2008 video game; included a backstage segment with Cherry and Maryse in which Maryse complained that the divas contest was fixed because Maryse was voted off first and Cherry was still in it; featured Teddy Long hosting the diva competition in which Michelle McCool won the arm wrestling contest over Victoria, Eve, and Cherry, with Victoria then being voted out of the contest; moments after leaving the ring, Victoria returned and began fighting with Michelle, with Michelle knocking her to the floor with a kick to the head; included a video package of Floyd Mayweather's rise to fame, winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics, and turning pro; featured comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, and Michael Buffer regarding Show's upcoming match with Mayweather; included a video package from the US Airways Arena in Phoenix the announcement that 50 children - along with Raven Symone - would have their wishes granted and be in attendance at WrestleMania, followed by comments from Raven; featured a WrestleMania ad with Carlito and Maria; included a segment of the VIP Lounge in which WWE US Champion MVP cut a promo on his upcoming participation in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania and said he was better than everyone else in the contest; moments later, WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho appeared and had several names appear on the big screen which initials spelt out "ZIT," "LOSER," and "JACKASS" instead of MVP; eventually MVP climbed the ladder set up in the ring, with Jericho knocking him off and taking the Money in the Bank briefcase which was used in a prop during the segment; featured a video package on the career of Eddie Graham, the latest person named for induction in the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; it was announced during the segment that Dusty Rhodes would induct Graham at the ceremony; included the announcement that Jericho would face MVP the following week; featured an ad for "Triple H: The King of Kings," available Tuesday:
Batista defeated Deuce & Domino in a handicap match at 2:10 by pinning Domino with the sit-down powerbomb
The Big Show defeated Chase Stevens, Andy Douglas, & Luke Hawx in a handicap match at 1:20 by pinning Stevens after a right hand punch to the face; prior to the bout, footage was shown from WWE.com of WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho commenting on Show knocking him out on Raw, with Jericho claiming Floyd Mayweather would be overmatched at WrestleMania
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) pinned Sho Funaki in a non-title match with the spear and tombstone at 5:38; after the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo stating the Undertaker would realize what he was capable of later in the show
Kane fought Chuck Palumbo to a no contest at the 11-minute mark when the Great Khali interfered and dropped both men with the tree slam; prior to the bout, it was announced both men as well as Khali, Big Daddy V, and Mark Henry would be part of the WrestleMania 24-man battle royal to determine who would face ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. later in the show; after the bout, Henry appeared, slammed Khali, and further assaulted Kane and Palumbo
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus at 7:31 when Mizanin pinned Jesse with the Reality Check after Morrison caused Festus to fall to the floor
The Undertaker defeated ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder) in a non-title match via submission with the leglock choke at 5:21 following the chokeslam; after the bout, Taker fought off Edge, Hawkins & Ryder until he sustained Edge's spear; moments later, all three assaulted Taker with steel chairs before Edge knocked Taker out with a chairshot to the face; Edge then had Hawkins & Ryder hold Taker down as he delivered a Con-Chair-Two to end the broadcast

WWE @ Columbia, SC - Colonial Center - March 24, 2008
Ron Killings defeated Paul London
Heat:
Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) defeated Super Crazy
Lance Cade defeated Jim Duggan
Snitsky defeated Val Venis
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Trevor Murdoch
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena regarding his upcoming WrestleMania match against Triple H and WWE World Champion Randy Orton until he was interrupted by the Big Show, who said Mania would go down in history for one reason - that being the end of Floyd Mayweather's boxing career; after Show said him knocking out Mayweather would replace Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant as the most replayed Mania moment, John Bradshaw Layfield appeared and cut a promo on how he had already made history by revealing Hornswoggle's father and then hospitalizing him; JBL went on to say he would make more history at Mania because his was the match with no rules; after JBL confronted Cena, Cena admitted to not having been paying attention but rather remembering how he beat JBL at WrestleMania 21; Orton then appeared and said everyone would remember him retaining his title at Mania; Umaga then came out and cut a promo in Samoan on facing Batista at Mania; Cena then translated by saying Orton was a weird man who listened to boy bands and loved sperm whales and watching 'My Two Dads' reruns; moments later, Triple H appeared and said the reason everyone was in the company was to win the WWE Title, with all the wrestlers then arguing until William Regal interrupted and ordered an 8-man No DQ match for later in the show pitting Orton, Umaga, JBL, & Show vs. Triple H, Cena, Shawn Michaels, & Ric Flair; included an ad for the WWE Hall of Fame TV special; featured an ad for 'WWE The Music Vol. 8," in stores the following day; included a WrestleMania 24 hype video to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light It Up;"; featured a pre-taped promo by Ken Kennedy in which he said Flair would retire, Taker would lose, and he would win the Money in the Bank match; included a Ric Flair music video to the tune of Fuel's "Leave the Memories Behind," spanning his entire career; several of Flair's children were then shown sitting ringside; featured footage of Show at home preparing for his fight with Mayweather, along with comments from his trainer, Artie Artwell; included an in-ring promo by Flair in which he said he had lost respect for Michaels for having interfered in his match the week before, then had Michaels come out; Michaels then praised Flair before Flair cut him off and pulled out his NWA World Title won in 1981 and said he needed Michaels to bring out the best in him; after Michaels said he would bring his best, Flair shook his hand; Michaels then compared Flair to Old Yeller and said he would put him out of his misery at Mania; moments later, Flair unbuttoned his shirt and repeatedly slapped Michaels and dared him to take him out behind the woodshed and put him down, with Michaels repeating his statement and leaving ringside; included footage of Mayweather in training, mocking the size of Show's pants, playing with a Big Show action figure; featured footage of Show appearing the previous week on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brian;' included a backstage segment with Cena speaking with Val Venis and WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes in which Triple H interrupted and told Cena he may have lost to Cena at WrestleMania 22 but he was still the better man; featured a vignette promoting John Legend performing at WrestleMania; included the announcement that the final name to be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame would be given the following night on ECW; featured the announcement that Ashley would replace Candice Michelle's spot as Maria's tag team partner at WrestleMania; included a video montage to hype the Triple H vs. Cena vs. Orton match at WrestleMania; featured an ad for 'Triple H: The King of Kings':
WWE US Champion MVP & Carlito Caribbean Cool defated WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho & CM Punk at 9:59 when MVP pinned Punk after Jericho accidentally hit an enzuiguri on his partner when MVP ducked the move; prior to the bout, footage of Jericho shoving MVP off the top of a ladder during the previous Friday's Smackdown! was shown; it was also announced before the match that a WrestleMania press conference would be held Wednesday at noon at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square
The Great Khali pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly at 1:51 with the tree slam; prior to the bout, it was announced Holly would be part of the 24-man battle royal at WrestleMania
Santino Marella, Melina, & WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Jerry Lawler, Maria, & Ashley in an impromptu match at 6:41 when Santino pinned Maria after Melina and Phoenix both clipped Maria behind the referee's back; the match was originally between Maria and Melina but was changed when Ashley appeared to counter Phoenix being at ringside, with Marella then appearing ringside, prompting Lawler to leave the announce table and get into a fight with Marella, with Lawler, Maria, & Ashley quickly knocking the other three to the floor; moments later, William Regal appeared and ordered a six-person tag team match to take place immediately; prior to the bout, it was announced Candice Michelle would not be competing at WrestleMania after re-breaking her clavicle and undergoing surgery earlier in the day; a giant poster of Maria's Playboy cover was hoisted above the entrance stage for the match John Cena, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, & Ric Flair defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Umaga, John Bradshaw Layfield, & the Big Show in a No DQ match at 11:39 when Orton submitted to Flair's figure-4 after Flair hit a low blow on Michaels, knocking him to the floor, moments after Michaels punched Flair; prior to the bout, it was announced Show and Floyd Mayweather would appear Wednesday on 'The Today Show;' JBL left the match at the 2-minute mark after Finlay appeared ringside, with the two men then battling backstage; Umaga left the match at the 7-minute mark after Batista came ringside, with the two also battling backstage; Show left the match at the 10-minute mark after tossing Orton into the ring and hitting the chokeslam on him after Orton began giving him orders from the apron; Triple H and Cena left the match at the 11-minute mark when they began fighting with one another

WWE @ Fayetteville, NC - Crown Coliseum - March 25, 2008
Ron Killings defeated Kenny Dykstra
ECW - featured an ad promoting Saturday's Hall of Fame telecast on the USA Network; included a video package hyping the Big Show / Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight at WrestleMania with comments from Bert Sugar, Michael Buffer, Antonio Tarver, Ricky Hatton, and Evander Holyfield; featured a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light it Up;" included a backstage segment with ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr., Colin Delaney, and Tommy Dreamer in which Chavo made fun of Dreamer losing the opening match, with Dreamer then challenging Chavo to a non-title match later in the show; featured a video package hyping the John Cena vs. Triple H vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton match at WrestleMania; included the announcement that the 24-man battle royal at WrestleMania would be shown for free at WWE.com Sunday at 6:30 p.m.; featured the announcement that Gordon Solie would be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; included an ad for "Triple H: King of Kings;" featured footage of Mayweather in training for his fight with Show:
The Great Khali, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Chuck Palumbo, Matt Striker, Mark Henry, Snitsky, Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch, Brian Kendrick, Deuce & Domino, & Elijah Burke defeated Kane, Tommy Dreamer, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, Jesse & Festus, Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore, Jim Duggan, Val Venis, & Jamie Noble at 9:22 when Snitsky pinned Dreamer with a boot to the face; after the match, all the participants - who would be part of the 24-man battle royal at WrestleMania - faced off inside the ring
Shelton Benjamin pinned Carlito with a facebuster off the top at 11:04; prior to the bout, it was announced the Big Show and Floyd Mayweather Jr. would appear the following day on NBC's "The Today Show;" the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring during the contest; Benjamin was cheered in the match
Mike Knox & Layla defeated Stevie Richards & Kelly Kelly at 2:32 when Knox pinned Richards with a corkscrew DDT; prior to the bout, it was announced the WrestleMania 24 press conference would air live on WWE.com the following day at noon EST from the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City
ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match with the frog splash at 3:01; the ring was surrounded by the 23 other men that would compete in the WrestleMania battle royal; after the contest, all the battle royal participants ganged up on the champion and brawled amongst themselves as the show went off the air
Smackdown! - featured a WrestleMania ad to the tune of Rev Theory's "Light it Up;" included a backstage segment with Cherry, Eve, Michelle McCool, and Teddy Long in which Long said Eve had been eliminated from the competition; moments later, Maryse and Victoria interrupted, with Long then announcing the divas would compete in a waterfight later in the show; included comments from Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Ricky Hatton, Thomas Hearns, Bert Sugar, and Michael Buffer regarding the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania; featured footage from Wednesday's WrestleMania press conference at Times Square, with comments from Triple H, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Mayweather, and Show; included the announcement Gordon Solie would be inducted into the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a vignette recapping the Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak and feud with Edge stemming back to the previous spring; included an ad promoting "WWE: The Music Vol. 8;" featured an ad promoting the WWE Hall of Fame broadcast the following night on USA; included footage of WrestleMania ads playing at Times Square in New York City; featured a vignette of John Legend promoting his appearance at WrestleMania; included a closing in-ring segment in which Edge - alongside Vickie Guerrero, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder - held a funeral for Taker's undefeated WrestleMania streak; Guerrero wore a veil and the others, including Long who wheeled Guerrero to the ring, were dressed for the ocassion; Edge then spoke of the impending end of Taker's streak and said no one would remember the streak because all the attention would be focused on Edge; moments later, Guerrero praised Edge's abilities before introducing a video package she, Hawkins, & Ryder put together previewing Edge's victory; eventually, Edge and Vickie began making out in the ring until Taker's gong sounded; Edge sent Hawkins & Ryder to fend Taker off from the ring but Taker sat up from the casket already placed in the ring, fought off Edge, Hawkins & Ryder, and then chokeslamed Edge into the same casket; Guerrero then ran backstage as Taker dropped Hawkins and Ryder with the tombstone and lunged for Edge, who slid out of the ring:
Mark Henry won a 4-man battle royal by last eliminating the Great Khali at 2:46; order of elimination: Chuck Palumbo by Kane (0:35); Kane by Henry via a slam over the top after Khali dropped Kane with the tree slam (2:04); Khali by Henry via a slam over the top; ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Guerrero attacked Henry from behind and repeatedly targetted his knee until Henry caught him coming off the top and dropped him with the powerslam
CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison at 13:16 with the Go To Sleep after avoiding the Moonlight Drive; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the match; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen announced the rules for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania, noting there must be a winner, anything goes, and the match can only end by pinfall, submission or knockout
Kofi Kingston, Jesse & Festus defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin, Trevor Murdoch, & Lance Cade at 6:18 when Kingston pinned Mizanin with the Jamaican Buzzsaw (the first time the spin kick is referred to by name)
Batista pinned Snitsky with two spears and the sit-down powerbomb at the 24-second mark; after the match, Batista hit the sit-down powerbomb a second time, this time onto a steel chair
Michelle McCool & Cherry defeated Maryse & Victoria at 3:06 when McCool pinned Victoria with the Wings of Love; Eve was the guest referee for the match; Victoria wore flippers and a snorkel out to the ring; the three wore swimsuit apparal for the bout and water balloons and water guns were placed in buckets in the corners (the debut of the move)
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification in a non-title match at 13:50 when MVP charged Jericho with his title belt, with Jericho then hitting the Code Breaker; prior to the bout, MVP cut a promo saying the world would refer to him as "Money in the Bank" after WrestleMania; the Money in the Bank briefcase was hung above the ring for the duration of the contest; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen announced the rules for the Floyd Mayweather vs. Big Show match at WrestleMania, noting there must be a winner, anything goes, and the match can only end by pinfall, submission or knockout; after the match, Jericho pulled a ladder out from under the ring and hit MVP with it

- 3/27/08: Robbie McAllister was caught on camera during a live TNA telecast in Orlando. Following the incident, WWE sent McAllister home.

- 3/29/08: Ric Flair, Gordon Solie, Jack & Jerry Brisco, Eddie Graham, Peter Maivia, Rocky Johnson, & Mae Young were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at Orlando's Amway Arena.

WrestleMania 24 - Orlando, FL - Citrus Bowl - March 30, 2008 (announced at 74,635; 63,100 paid; 11,500 freebies)
Shown live on WWE.com: Kane won a 24-man battle royal by last eliminating Mark Henry with a boot to the face at 6:23; stipulations stated the winner would earn a ECW World Title shot later in the night; order of elimination: Deuce by Festus via a boot as Deuce was on the ring apron (0:33); Domino by Festus via a hiptoss (0:38); Jim Duggan by the Great Khali (1:08); Stevie Richards by Elijah Burke after sustaining the Elijah Express as Richards was on the apron (1:30); Burke by Kane via a choke throw (1:41); WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin by Jamie Noble via a headscissors over the top (1:57); Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang by Henry via a double backdrop (2:51); Jesse by Trevor Murdoch (2:57); Murdoch by Festus (3:12); Festus by Lance Cade after grabbing Festus' boot as he attempted to kick Cade (3:27); Brian Kendrick and Cade were eliminated when both men fell over the top following a Kendrick cross body (3:36); Kofi Kingston by Henry via a press slam (4:08); WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes by Chuck Palumbo via a boot to the face as Rhodes sat on the top rope (4:21); Noble by Palumbo via a boot to the face as Noble was on the apron after being knocked over the top but climbing on the backs of eliminated wrestlers to avoid touching the floor (4:50); Palumbo by Khali following a chop to the head (4:55); Khali by Tommy Dreamer, WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly, Henry, & Snitsky (5:15); Holly by Snitsky (5:22); Dreamer by Henry (5:22); Snitsky by Henry following a clothesline from behind (5:54); Henry by Kane following a boot to the face (WrestleMania 24, The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured an opening segment where four fighter jets flew over the stadium; included John Legend performing "America the Beautiful;" featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman on commentary for Smackdown!, and Joey Styles & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included Kim Kardashian conducting a backstage interview with Ken Kennedy regarding his participation in the upcoming Money in the Bank match; featured footage from the previous night's WWE Hall of Fame induction; included Howard Finkel introducing the Hall of Fame Class of 2008 - Jack & Jerry Brisco, Gordon Solie, Rocky Johnson, Peter Maivia, Eddie Graham, Mae Young, and Ric Flair; the families of Solie and Flair represented them while Mike Graham represented his father; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Snoop Dogg regarding his participation as a guest referee later in the show, with Dogg noting he had a lot in common with Festus, who stood beside him; moments later, Santino Marella interrupted and threatened Snoop if he tried anything illegal during the women's tag team match; moments later, Snoop pulled out a timekeeper's bell and rang it, with Festus then chasing off Santino; Dogg then said he got the bell from Mick Foley, with Foley then talking like Snoop before pulling out a Snoop Dogg Mr. Socko; included a text poll asking fans who they thought would win the bout between John Cena, Triple H, and WWE World Champion Randy Orton; featured backstage footage of Floyd Mayweather and his entourage; included a tale of the tape to hype the Mayweather vs. Big Show match; included an in-ring segment in which Raven Symone announced 50 kids from 50 states were in attendance for WrestleMania thanks to the WWE and the Make A Wish Foundation; featured Mike Adamle conducting a backstage interview with Ric Flair regarding his upcoming career threatening match against Shawn Michaels; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding his upcoming title defense against the Undertaker, during which Edge made mention of being in attendance for WrestleMania VI and seeing his hero Hulk Hogan lose and, with it, he lost his innocence; he then said he would crush everyone else's hopes and dreams by beating Taker; featured a WrestleMania vignette in which Batista speared a man on the beach and then left with his woman; included an in-ring announcement by Kardashian in which it was announced a new attendance record had been made in the venue, with 74,635 fans on hand; Freddie Prinze Jr. was shown in attendance:
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) in a Belfast Brawl at 8:37 with the Clothesline from Hell after hitting Finlay in the knee with a kendo stick as Finlay attempted to use the ring steps as a weapon (Hornswoggle's surprise return after a 3-week absence)
CM Punk defeated WWE US Champion MVP, WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison, Shelton Benjamin, Ken Kennedy, and Carlito in a Money in the Bank match at 13:54 after Jericho's legs became stuck in the ladder; all three commentary teams provided commentary for the match; stipulations stated the winner would receive a world title shot to be used anytime within the following year; late in the match, Matt Hardy came out of the crowd and dropped MVP with a Twist of Fate off the top of the ladder (Hardy's surprise return after a 5-month absence)
Batista pinned Umaga at 7:07 in an interpromotional match with a spinebuster and botched sit-down powerbomb after Umaga struck his head on the ringpost; prior to the bout, Teddy Long and William Regal were introduced in the ring; Long and Regal then introduced Batista and Umaga, respectively; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the bout; Umaga received some audible cheers and Batista some boos during the contest
Kane pinned ECW World Champion Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam to win the title at the 11-second mark after Kane came out of the crowd and up behind Guerrero to begin the contest; Armando Estrada served as the guest ring announcer for the bout (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)
Shawn Michaels pinned Ric Flair with the superkick at 20:25 after waiting on Flair to stagger to his feet and then saying, "I'm sorry, I love you;" pre-match stipulations stated Flair would have to retire if he lost; prior to the bout, Flair's family was shown sitting ringside; Smackdown! referee Charles Robinson was the official for the match; after the bout, Flair embraced his family and aknowledged the crowd as the audience chanted "Thank you, Ric" (Flair's last match) (Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection)
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Melina (w/ Santino Marella) defeated Maria & Ashley in a lumberjack match at 5:58 when Phoenix pinned Maria with a fisherman buster after Maria became distracted by Jerry Lawler punching an interfering Santino on the floor; lumberjacks for the bout included Mickie James, Jillian Hall, Layla, Cherry, Victoria, Maryse, Kelly Kelly, Katie Lea, Michelle McCool, and Eve; prior to the bout, Snoop Dogg, the MC for the match, drove ringside in a pimped out golf cart, escorted by the lumberjacks; before giving the ring introductions, Snoop had the fans "Whooo" in tribute to Ric Flair; he then took a ringside seat in a throne; mid-way through the bout, the lights in the arena went out, with a spotlight then being used to light the remainder of the match; after the contest, Snoop dropped Santino with a clothesline, helped Maria to her feet, and then kissed her
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated Triple H and John Cena in a No DQ, No Count-Out match at 14:10 by pinning Cena after Triple H dropped Cena with the Pedigree and Orton kicked Triple H in the head as Triple H had Cena covered; prior to the bout, the Jones High School marching band, out of Orlando, performed Cena's theme song to bring him to the ring; following Cena's entrance, the results of the fan text poll were shown in which 52% said Cena would win, 40% said Triple H would win, and 8% said Orton would win
WBC Welterweight Champion Floyd Mayweather (w/ several corner men) defeated the Big Show in a no holds barred match via KO at 11:36 after landing a low blow, three chair shots to the head, and finishing by punching Show in the face with a pair of brass knucks; stipulations stated the bout could be won via pinfall, submission, or knock out; late in the bout, Show fought off one of Mayweather's corner men and dropped him with the chokeslam after he hit Show with a chair
The Undertaker defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via submission to win the title at 23:48 with the leglock choke as Edge attempted a cover on the challenger after hitting the spear; during the champion's entrance, Teddy Long wheeled Vickie Guerrero onto the entrance stage where she kissed Edge good luck; during the final moments of the match, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder attempted to interfere on behalf of the champion but were easily fought off by Taker (WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time)

WWE @ Orlando, FL - Amway Arena - March 31, 2008
Kofi Kingston pinned Kenny Dykstra with the spin kick to the head
Heat:
Snitsky pinned JT Flash with the pumphandle slam
Charlie Haas defeated Super Crazy via submission with the Haas of Pain
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned Val Venis
DH Smith pinned Jim Duggan with his feet on the ropes for leverage
Raw - featured an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding his win at WrestleMania until he was interrupted by John Bradshaw Layfield, who claimed Orton's title reign was due to luck; JBL then issued a challenge to Orton before leaving ringside; moments later, as Orton cut a promo on JBL, Matt Hardy came trough the crowd and attacked Orton from behind; Orton eventually gained the advantage and left ringside:
Cryme Tyme defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (Cryme Tyme's surprise return)
Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes in a non-title match when Kendrick pinned Rhodes with a roll over into a bridge
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned CM Punk in a non-title match with the Code Breaker
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Matt Hardy in a non-title match with the RKO when Hardy rolled Orton back into the ring after hitting the Twist of Fate on the floor
Maria pinned Santino Marella in a No DQ match

WWE @ Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - April 1, 2008
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Kenny Dykstra after hitting him with the shillelagh; after the bout, Hornswoggle hit the frog splash on Dykstra
ECW - featured an opening in-ring promo by ECW World Champion Kane regarding his battle royal and ECW World Title win at WrestleMania; moments later, CM Punk interrupted and alluded that he could, if he wanted, cash in his Money in the Bank title match immediately until Chavo Guerrero Jr. appeared at the entrance stage and said Kane beating him at WrestleMania was a fluke; after Punk made fun of the fact Chavo now held the record for the shortest WrestleMania match, Chavo said he would beat Kane in the rematch and that he spoke to Armando Estrada and Estrada ordered Punk & Kane to face Chavo & Shelton Benjamin later in the show; Benjamin then appeared and cut a promo on Punk; included highlights from the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony; featured an ad for WrestleMania 25 being held in Houston, Texas; included an ad for 'Triple H: The King of Kings;' featured highlights of the Ric Flair / Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania and Flair's farewell address on Raw:
Mike Knox pinned Stevie Richards with a corkscrew DDT at 3:54; prior to the bout, footage was shown from three weeks ago of Knox attacking Richards during a post-show backstage interview on WWE.com and of Richards attacking Knox backstage a week ago on WWE.com
The Big Show defeated Colin Delaney via submission with a Cobra Clutch at the 45-second mark; prior to the bout, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with Delaney in which Delaney said he wanted to be in a match at WrestleMania 25 as a contracted wrestler; Armando Estrada then appeared and said Delaney had impressed him in recent weeks and he had earned a contract, only to say it was an April Fool's joke and that Delaney could only get a contract if he could beat Show
ECW World Champion Kane & CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Shelton Benjamin at 15:17 when Punk pinned Benjamin with a jump kick to the head and the Go To Sleep; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an online airing of the show would be on WWE.com the following day at 4 p.m.
Smackdown! - featured an opening segment with Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Zach Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Vickie Guerrero - wheeled out by Teddy Long - in which Edge and Chavo said they felt like they let their loved ones down for not winning at WrestleMania and promised they would win their respective World Heavyweight and ECW World championships back; Vickie then stated that both men would get their chance at Backlash, with Edge facing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and Chavo facing ECW World Champion Kane, and then said Taker would face Kane later in the show; featured highlights of the Ric Flair / Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania and Flair's farewell address on Raw; included an ad for 'WWE The Music: Vol. 8;' featured an in-ring promo by Michaels in which he spoke of Flair's farewell address until Batista appeared and said he was taking Flair's retirement personally; Batista then said Michaels' ego got in the way and said Michaels was the most selfish man he knew for not laying down for Flair; he then referenced Michaels' calling Flair Old Yeller, dropped the mic, and left Michaels alone in the ring; included a vignette showing Kane and Taker backstage together; featured an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' included an ad for WrestleMania 25 in Houston, TX; featured the announcement Finlay & Hornswoggle would appear the following week; included Long hosting the finals of the Smackdown! Divas contest, with the owners of Beverly Hills Choppers in the ring with him to award the winner with a custom motorcycle; after both Michelle McCool and Cherry were introduced, Michelle was named the winner and presented with the motorcycle; moments later, Victoria appeared, said the contest was a joke, called Michelle 'McDrool,' and then attempted to attack her with Michelle eventually gaining the advantage; moments later, an unknown blonde woman (Nattie Neidhart) attacked Michelle at ringside, with Cherry then looking over Michelle as the woman left ringside (Neidhart's surprise debut); featured a WrestleMania 24 recap video to the tune of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Hey Yo," Fuel's "Leave the Memories Alone," and Rev Theory's "Light it Up":
Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 11:41 with a kick to the mid-section and the the Twist of Fate (Hardy's return match after a 4-month absence)
Festus (w/ Jesse) pinned Zach Ryder (w/ Curt Hawkins) at 3:51 with the fireman's carry into the face-first slam; prior to the bout, Ryder & Hawkins cut an insert promo on the match
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Matt Bentley with a drop-down Torture Rack at 1:13 (Kozlov and Bentley's TV in-ring debut)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 1:32 when Morrison pinned Moore with the corkscrew neckbreaker after Mizanin hit Moore behind the referee's back; after the match, the Great Khali appeared, laid out the champions, press slammed Yang to the floor, and dropped Moore with the tree slam; moments later, Khali cut an in-ring promo on the Big Show, with Show appearing and coming face-to-face with Khali and Khali then leaving the ring
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought ECW World Champion Kane to a no contest at 9:07 when Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder attacked both men; neither title was on the line; pre-match stipulations stated if either man refused to compete they would be stripped of their title; after the bout, Taker and Kane sat up, cleared Hawkins & Ryder from the ring, and hit chokeslams and tombstones on Edge and Chavo, respecitvely, to end the broadcast (The Twisted, Disturbed Life of Kane)

WWE @ Albany, NY - Times Union Center - April 7, 2008
Ron Killings defeated Robbie McAllister
Heat:
Cryme Tyme defeated Brian & Matt Logan
Jim Duggan defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Super Crazy
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) defeated DH Smith
Raw - featured an opening in-ring announcement by William Regal that WWE World Champion Randy Orton would defend against John Bradshaw Layfield at Backlash; after introducing both men, Regal was interrupted by Triple H, who claimed it was a lousy main event, that Orton didn't really beat anyone at WrestleMania because he didn't do anything to Cena to get the win, and that JBL didn't deserve the match because all he had done since returning was slap a midget; Regal then announced that Triple H could face Orton & JBL in a handicap match later in the show, with the stipulation being that if he won he would be included in the Backlash main event; included the announcement that fans could text whether or not they agreed that Shawn Michaels did the right thing by retiring Ric Flair at WrestleMania; featured highlights of the Flair / Michaels match at WrestleMania and Flair's farewell address the previous week on Raw; included an ad for WrestleMania 25 being held in Houston, TX; featured a backstage segment with Orton and JBL in which Orton said they would beat Triple H as long as JBL stayed out of his way; included an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' featured a backstage segment in which Cryme Tyme in which they attempted to sell WrestleMania-related items: a shaker of soul from Rocky Johnson, an autographed copy of Maria's Playboy, and a pair of Kim Kardashian's panties until JTG realized they were really Mae Young's; included a video recap of the confrontations between the Big Show and the Great Khali over the past week; featured a backstage segment with JBL and Triple H regarding their upcoming match with Cena; included Batista and Michaels as guests of the Highlight Reel, during which it was announced 65% of the fans who texted thought Michaels did the right thing at WrestleMania; Jericho then reviewed Michaels' failed moonsault to the floor at WrestleMania which reportedly broke ribs that sidelined Michaels for a few weeks; he then argued that perhaps Michaels wasn't as sorry as he pretended at the end of the match, with Batsita blaming Michaels' ego for his actions; after Jericho questioned whether Batista wouldn't have done the same in the same situation, Batista said he wouldn't; Michaels then said Batista should have talked Flair out of the match when he had the chance and the reason Flair picked him instead of Batista was Flair knew Batista didn't have the nerve; Batista said he trusted Michaels to do the right thing and would never trust him again, with Michaels then challenging Batista to do something if he didn't like what he did and Batista saying he already had; Batista then left the ring to boos; featured a backstage segment with Regal and Orton in which Regal announced he had spoken with Vickie Guerrero and Michaels would face Batista at Backlash; Orton then said Regal needed to treat him with more respect, with Regal saying he would face Orton the following week when Raw is in London:
Umaga pinned Val Venis with the thumb strike to the throat at 3:10; prior to the bout, an on-screen graphic advertised the upcoming Antonio Tarver vs. Clinton Woods IBF Light Heavyweight Championship boxing fight the coming Saturday and it was mentioned Tarver was in attendance at WrestleMania
Mickie James & Ashley defeated Melina & Jillian Hall at 2:13 when Mickie pinned Melina with the jumping DDT
Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 3:15 when Kendrick pinned Murdoch with an inside cradle, moments after Kendrick sustained a sit-down spinebuster from Cade behind the referee's back; after the match, Cade and Murdoch argued over the loss
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & John Bradshaw Layfield in a handicap match at 7:53 by pinning Orton with the Pedigree after reversing an attempt at the RKO; pre-match stipulations stated Triple H would earn a spot in the Backlash main event against Orton and JBL if he won; after the bout, William Regal - who sat ringside for the match - announced it would be JBL vs. Triple H vs. Orton at Backlash until John Cena appeared and argued that since he had beaten the other three men in the past then he too should be in the Backlash main event; Regal then ordered that Cena face JBL & Triple H later in the show and if he won then he could be in the match
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes in a non-title match at 4:51 when Santino pinned Rhodes with a diving headbutt after knocking Rhodes off the top
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Maria in a non-title match with a Hot Shot and the cradle suplex at 2:49
John Cena defeated Triple H & John Bradshaw Layfield in a handicap match at 8:04 by pinning JBL after WWE World Champion Randy Orton - who was at ringside for the duration of the match - dropped JBL with the RKO behind the referee's back after JBL knocked Orton down on the floor; pre-match stipulations stated Cena would earn a spot in the Backlash main event against Triple H, JBL, and Orton if he won; late in the contest, Triple H and JBL brawled in the ring and to the floor after Triple H refused to tag in

WWE (Raw) @ Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena - April 8, 2008
Brian Kendrick defeated Carlito
Paul Burchill defeated DH Smith
Ron Killings defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Val Venis
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Umaga defeated Santino Marella
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy orton via disqualification

WWE @ Boston, MA - TD Banknorth Garden - April 8, 2008
ECW - featured a backstage segment with Armando Estrada, Tommy Dreamer, and Colin Delaney in which Delaney again asked for a chance to earn a WWE contract, with Estrada then agreeing and forcing Delaney to face Dreamer for the contract; Estrada then told Dreamer that if he went easy on Delaney then he was fired and if he lost he was also fired; included an ad promoting the 3-hour Raw for April 21, during which Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton were invited to compete to settle their differences; featured an in-ring contract signing for the ECW World Champion Kane vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. match for Backlash, with Chavo escorted to the ring by Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins and Estrada overseeing the singing; after Kane signed, Chavo said he would have someone watching his back at Backlash, with an unknown man in a suit then coming out; as Kane fought off Chavo, Hawkins & Ryder, the man laid Kane out and hit Kane in the face with the title belt; moments later, the man, Hawkins & Ryder held Kane down on the contract singing table, allowing Chavo to hit a frog splash off the top through the table; included an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' featured Layla confronting Eve and Kelly Kelly backstage in which Layla said there was only room for one Diva Search winner and if she saw Eve on ECW again then she would be sorry; included the announcement that Kane would bring World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker to ECW the next week:
CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with the Go To Sleep at 14:30; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison provided guest commentary for the match until he was ejected at the 6-minute mark after distracting Punk from the ring apron
Elijah Burke pinned Nunzio at 2:47 with a clothesline / legsweep combo
Kofi Kingston pinned Domino with the spin kick to the face at 4:04; prior to the bout, Kingston cut an insert promo
Tommy Dreamer pinned Colin Delaney with the DDT at 4:38; pre-match stipulations stated Delaney would earn a WWE contract if he won but that Dreamer would be fired if he lost or if he went easy on Delaney; Armando Estrada sat ringside for the match; after the bout, Dreamer helped Delaney to his feet
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring segment in which the Great Khali was surrounded in the ring by several people having a Punjabi celebration, with a spokesman then saying Khali had a peace offering for the Big Show before their conflict became worse; as Khali began to speak to Show, Show appeared, scaring everyone from the ring except Khali; Khali then offered Show water from the desert, a bottle of scotch, a live chicken, and a goat; Show then offered his hand to Khali to shake, which he did before Show knocked him out with a punch and left the ring; included the announcement that the Smackdown! fans could text whether or not they agreed that Shawn Michaels did the right thing by retiring Ric Flair at WrestleMania after a similar vote was held on Raw for the Raw fans; the results would be made available the following day on WWE.com; featured footage of Vickie Guerrero and Edge, with Teddy Long, getting massages together at a spa; included an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' featured an in-ring segment with Batista and Shawn Michaels regarding their upcoming match at Backlash, during which Batista admitted his issue with Michaels went beyond what happened at WrestleMania and said he didn't like Michaels getting to the top by stabbing people in the back; Michaels responded by saying he did what he had to do, with Michaels then attempting the superkick and Batista attempting the sit-down powerbomb until Michaels slid out of the ring; included footage of Edge and Vickie getting facials, with Long bringing them drinks; featured an ad for WWE: The Music Vol. 8; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Jesse & Festus regarding Festus facing World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker later in the show; featured the announcement Show would face Khali at Backlash; included footage of Edge and Vickie in bed together, with Long turning on the lights and saying he would not be witness to it and leaving:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a non-title match at 8:04 when Mizanin pinned Yang with a neckbreaker after Yang sent Morrison to the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Morrison & Mizanin making fun of Yang & Moore on WWE.com's 'The Dirt Sheet'
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Matt Striker at 4:59 after hitting him with the shallalagh; after the match, Hornswoggle hit a frog splash onto Striker
Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Michelle McCool at 2:20 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Natalya threw a jacket at McCool; prior to the bout, Victoria introduced Natalya as the daughter of Jim Neidhart and showed a video package of Neidhart
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Matt Logan with a reverse DDT at the 57-second mark
Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo at 11:58 with the Twist of Fate; WWE US Champion MVP did guest commentary for the match, issued a challenge for a non-title match against Hardy the following week, and asked why Michael Cole & Jonathan Coachman were regarded as the worst announce team ever when Cole & John Bradshaw Layfield were ranked the sixth best of all time; after the match, Hardy gestured for MVP to get in the ring but MVP left ringside
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Festus (w/ Jesse) via KO at 9:19 in a non-title match when Festus passed out while in the armbar choke; after the match, Jesse slid in the ring and covered Festus' body as Taker stood with the title belt

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Valencia, Spain - Plaza de Toros - April 10, 2008
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Zack Ryder (w/ Curt Hawkins) defeated Jamie Noble
Victoria defeated Michelle McCool
Tommy Dreamer defeated Mike Knox
Finlay defeated Kenny Dykstra
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Batista, & the Big Show defeated Edge, the Great Khali, & Mark Henry when Taker scored the pin

WWE (Raw) @ Liverpool, England - Arena - April 11, 2008
Brian Kendrick defeated Paul Burchill
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea; Val Venis was the guest referee for the bout
Santino Marella defeated DH Smith
CM Punk defeated Carlito
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE World Champion Randy Orton defeated William Regal in an impromptu match; the match came about after Regal interrupted an in-ring promo by Orton
Triple H & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Umaga & Snitsky

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Torrevieja, Spain - April 11, 2008
Kofi Kingston defeated Kenny Dykstra
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Jamie Noble defeated Mike Knox
Michelle McCool defeated Eve, Kelly Kelly, and Victoria in a bikini contest
Shelton Benjamin defeated Tommy Dreamer
Finlay defeated the Great Khali
Mark Henry defeated Matt Hardy
The Big Show defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder in a handicap match
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Batista defeated Edge & WWE US Champion MVP

WWE (Raw) @ Cardiff, Wales - International Arena - April 12, 2008
Paul Birchill defeated Val Venis
CM Punk defeated Santino Marella
Carlito Caribbean Cool defeated Brian Kendrick
Snitsky pinned DH Smith
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Mickie James
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Triple H & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Umaga

WWE (Raw) @ Nottingham, England - Arena - April 13, 2008
DH Smith defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool
Paul Birchill defeated Val Venis
Santino Marella pinned Brian Kendrick with a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch; after the bout, Cade and Murdoch argued over the loss
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam
WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix pinned Mickie James with the cradle suplex; prior to the bout, Beth attacked Maria, who had been throwing t-shirts into the crowd
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned William Regal with the Clothesline from Hell in a No DQ match; the match came about when JBL cut an in-ring promo on England
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho & CM Punk defeated Umaga & Snitsky when Jericho pinned Snitsky with the Codebreaker
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when Orton hit the challenger with the title belt; after the match, Triple H hit Orton with the belt and dropped him with the Pedigree

WWE @ Strasbourg, France - Zenith - April 13, 2008 (8,680; sell out)
Debut in the city
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin and Kenny Dykstra; after the match, Benjamin and Dykstra shook hands before Dykstra attacked Benjamin from behind; Benjamin then retaliated
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification when MVP hit Hardy with a chair; after the bout, Hardy attacked MVP
Tommy Dreamer pinned Mike Knox with the DDT
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, the Big Show, & Batista defeated Edge, the Great Khali, & Mark Henry when Taker pinned Edge with the chokeslam and tombstone

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Cardiff, Wales - International Arena - April 14, 2008
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Shelton Benjamin
Kofi Kingston pinned Kenny Dykstra
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria, Kelly Kelly, and Eve in a bikini contest
Tommy Dreamer pinned Mike Knox
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) & Jamie Noble defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP via disqualification when MVP hit Hardy with a steel chair
CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, the Big Show, & Batista defeated Edge, the Great Khali, & Mark Henry

WWE @ London, England - 02 Arena - April 14, 2008 (announced at 17,363; sell out)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly pinned Chad Collyer with the Alabama Slam
Heat:
Jillian Hall & Melina defeated Maria & Ashley when Melina pinned Maria
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Charlie Haas with a DDT
DH Smith pinned Super Crazy with the running powerslam
Snitsky pinned Val Venis
Raw - featured an opening backstage segment with William Regal and John Bradshaw Layfield in which JBL called Regal a spineless puppet and blamed Regal for changing the Backlash main event to include Triple H and John Cena; JBL then asked for a chartered plane back to the United States, with Regal then putting JBL against Triple H for later in the show; included an in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels regarding his upcoming match with Batista at Backlash; moments later, Ric Flair's theme music hit, with WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho eventually appearing, blaming Michaels for the fact that music would never be heard again, and then said Batista thinks Michaels is a phoney; Jericho then said, somewhere deep inside, Michaels enjoyed ending Flair's career just like he enjoyed screwing Bret Hart and turning on Marty Jannetty; after Jericho questioned whether Michaels himself came up with the win-or-retire stipulation for Flair, Michaels dropped Jericho with the superkick; featured the announcement that the following week's episode would feature a one-night King of the Ring tournament; included the announcement that the new WWE Kids magazine would debut the following day; featured an ad promoting the 3-hour episode the following week, during which Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton were invited to compete to settle their differences; included Mike Adamle conducting a backstage interview with Regal regarding his match later in the show against WWE World Champion Randy Orton; moments later, Jericho appeared and said he now wanted to be part of the Michaels vs. Batista match at Backlash with Regal naming him the guest referee; when Jericho objected and said he wanted to wrestle, Regal said Jericho would defend later in the show against Umaga; featured footage of Mick Foley appearing in the new Willem Dafoe film 'Anamorph;' included the announcement that talent from Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW would take part in the following week's KOTR tournament; featured a backstage promo by Umaga in Samoan; included the announcement Batista would face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker Friday on Smackdown!; featured an ad for 'Triple H: King of Kings;' included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his match later in the show against JBL:
Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella defeated Brian Kendrick & Paul London at 4:03 when Carlito pinned London with the Backstabber after London knocked Santino to the floor with the Dropsault; pre-match stipulations stated the winning team would be named the #1 contenders for the Raw Tag Team titles; during and after the bout, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes were shown watching from backstage; after the contest, Carlito cut an in-ring promo in Spanish on Holly & Rhodes with Santino then cutting one in English
Mickie James pinned WWE Women's Champion Beth Phoenix to win the title at 5:13 by reversing a double elevated chicken wing into a victory roll; after the commercial break, Ashley and Maria celebrated with Mickie at the entrance stage; moments later, Todd Grisham conducted an interview with Mickie in which she said words couldn't describe how she felt and then kissed Grisham
JTG (w/ Shad) pinned Trevor Murdoch (w/ Lance Cade) at 1:23 when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Murdoch put JTG on the top for the win; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Cade giving Murdoch a pep talk backstage; after the match, Murdoch apologized to Cade for letting him down, with Cade eventually patting him on the back and leaving the ring
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned William Regal in a non-title match with the RKO at 5:48; prior to the match, Orton cut an in-ring promo on his win at WrestleMania and said his reputation would only grow with his win over three men at Backlash and by beating Regal in his own backyard
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Umaga with a roll up and putting his feet on the ropes for leverage at 14:55 after Umaga missed a charge in the corner and struck his head on the ringpost
Paul Birchill (w/ Katie Lea) pinned Jim Duggan at 1:08 by stomping Duggan's face into the mat
Triple H defeated John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at around the 8-minute mark when WWE World Champion Randy Orton attacked Triple H as he and JBL brawled in the aisle; after the bout, Triple H fought off Orton and attempted the Pedigree only to be double teamed by Orton and JBL and sustain Orton's RKO; moments later, Orton attempted to kick Triple H in the head only for JBL to drop Orton with the Clothesline from Hell and do the same to Triple H before posing with the title belt as the show came to a close (the bout began during the commercial break)

- 4/15/08: The first issue of WWE Kids magazine was released.

WWE @ London, England - 02 Arena - April 15, 2008 (announced at 17,422; sell out)
Stevie Richards defeated Nunzio
Smackdown! - featured an opening segment of The Highlight Reel with guest Batista, during which WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho discussed being the guest referee for the Batista vs. Shawn Michaels match at Backlash and Michaels dropping him with the superkick on Raw; moments later, Batista argued over Jericho being the referee for the upcoming match, with Jericho then asking whether Batista wanted to retire Ric Flair himself as a reason why Batista was so upset with Michaels; after Jericho asked the crowd whether Batista was more selfish than Michaels, Batista dropped Jericho with the sit-down powerbomb; included an ad promoting Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW talent participating in the following week's King of the Ring tournament on Raw; featured a backstage segment where Finlay prepared Hornswoggle for his match later in the show; included an ad for WWE The Music: Vol. 8; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with the Big Show regarding his match against Mark Henry later in the show and his altercation the previous week with the Great Khali; featured an ad promoting the 3-hour Raw the following week, during which Sen. Barak Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton were invited to compete to settle their differences; included a video package highlighting the Undertaker and Batista's battles in 2007, from WrestleMania, Backlash, the steel cage match on Smackdown! and Cyber Sunday; featured footage of Mick Foley appearing in the new Willem Dafoe film 'Anamorph':
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Tommy Dreamer in a non-title match at 5:39 with the running boot to the face; prior to the bout, it was announced Matt Hardy, who provided guest commentary for the bout, would face MVP at Backlash
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay) pinned Matt Striker with the frog splash at 3:02 after Finlay hit Striker with the shallalagh; prior to the bout, Striker cut an in-ring promo regarding his loss to Finlay the previous week
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) pinned Jamie Noble with the frog splash at 6:01; after the bout, Neeley dropped Noble with a uranage (Wrestling's Highest Flyers)
The Big Show defeated Mark Henry via disqualification at 3:35 when the Great Khali appeared and began brawling with Show at ringside, moments after Show dropped Henry with the chokeslam; after the bout, Khali threw Show into the ring steps and dropped him with the tree slam inside the ring; following the commercial break, footage was shown of Show crawling out of the ring
Cherry (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Victoria (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 4:29 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Victoria became distracted by Michelle on the apron (Cherry's in-ring debut)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Leroy Kincaid with a reverse DDT at 1:57
Batista fought World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker to a double count-out in a non-title match at 12:23 when both men began brawling on the floor; prior to the bout, Edge, Zach Ryder, & Curt Hawkins took front row seats to watch the match; after the contest, the two continued to brawl around ringside until Taker threw Edge over the barrier and into the ring; moments later, Taker and Batista scared Edge from the ring and laid out Hawkins & Ryder, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and Bam Neely; moments later, Teddy Long wheeled Vickie Guerrero out to the stage, with Vickie saying Edge, Hawkins & Ryder could file civil and criminal charges since they were part of the audience; instead of that, she said, they would see Taker vs. Batista the following week in a title match

WWE @ Linz, Austria - Linzer Sports Stadium - April 15, 2008

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Birmingham, England - NEC - April 16, 2008
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Kelly Kelly defeated Eve and Victoria in a bikini contest
Batista, the Big Show, & Matt Hardy defeated WWE US Champion MVP, Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins
ECW World Champion Kane defeated CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Finlay defeated the Great Khali
Mark Henry defeated Tommy Dreamer
Kenny Dykstra defeated Jamie Noble
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Edge

- 4/16/08: Ric Flair was honored on the U.S. House floor by Representative Sue Myrick of Charlotte.

WWE (Raw) @ Vienna, Austria - Wiener Town Hall - April 16, 2008
William Regal pinned DH Smith with the running knee to the head
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella and Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch when Holly pinned Murdoch with the Alabama Slam; after the bout, Cade argued with Murdoch over the loss
Paul Birchill pinned Val Venis
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea when Mickie pinned Katie with the DDT
Umaga & Snitsky defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick when Umaga pinned Kendrick with the thumb strike to the throat
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the Code Breaker
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when William Regal interfered after Triple H hit the champion with the title belt behind the referee's back; after the match, Triple H dropped both Orton and Regal with the Pedigree

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Sheffield, England - Arena - April 17, 2008

WWE (Raw) @ Granada, Spain - Bullring - April 17, 2008
Brian Kendrick pinned Snitsky
Val Venis & Maria defeated Paul Birchill & Katie Lea
William Regal pinned Paul London with a running knee to the head
Umaga defeated DH Smith
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella and Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch when Holly pinned Carlito with the Alabama Slam
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with the DDT
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the Code Breaker
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton via disqualification when William Regal interfered

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Newcastle, England - Metro Radio Arena - April 18, 2008
Kofi Kingston defeated Jamie Noble and Kenny Dykstra
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria
Mark Henry defeated Tommy Dreamer
Batista & Finlay defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
WWE US Champion MVP defeated Matt Hardy
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, ECW World Champion Kane, & the Big Show defeated Edge, the Great Khali, & Chavo Guerrero Jr.

WWE (Raw) @ La Coruna, Spain - Coliseum - April 18, 2008 (sell out)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes pinned William Regal with a small package
Val Venis & Maria defeated Paul Birchill & Katie Lea when Maria pinned Katie after Birchill and Venis reversed the cover behind the referee's back
Snitsky pinned DH Smith with the pumphandle slam
Brian Kendrick & Paul London defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch and Carlito Caribbean Cool & Santino Marella when London pinned Carlito with the standing shooting star press after Kendrick hit Carlito with Sliced Bread #2
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with the DDT
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly with the Clothesline from Hell
Triple H & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Umaga when Triple H pinned Orton with the Pedigree

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Glasgow, Scotland - Braehead Arena - April 19, 2008
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins when Yang scored the pin with a moonsault
Kofi Kingston pinned Kenny Dykstra with the spin kick to the head
The Big Show pinned the Great Khali with the chokeslam
Kelly Kelly pinned Victoria with a roll up
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match when Finlay pinned Mizanin with the Celtic Cross
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam immediately after sustaining Guerrero's frog splash
Shelton Benjamin defeated Tommy Dreamer and CM Punk by pinning Dreamer after Punk dropped Dreamer with the Go To Sleep and Benjamin knocked him out of the ring
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Batista, & Matt Hardy defeated Edge, WWE US Champion MVP, & Mark Henry when Taker pinned Edge with the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Lisbon, Portugal - Atlantic Pavilion - April 19, 2008
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes defeated William Regal
Maria & Val Venis defeated Katie Lea & Paul Burchill
Snitsky defeated DH Smith
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Carlito & Santino Marella and Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
John Bradshaw Layfield defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly
Triple H & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton & Umaga

WWE @ Greenville, SC - BiLo Center - April 21, 2008
Ron Killings pinned Trevor Murdoch with an axe kick
Raw - 3-hour episode - featured a clip of create-a-wrestler Barack Obama, as Batista, and Hillary Clinton, as Mickie James, wrestling on the Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008 video game; included the announcement that the match between WWE World Champion Randy Orton, John Cena, Triple H, and John Bradshaw Layfield at Backlash would be an elimination match; featured a pre-taped promo by JBL regarding the Backlash main event, during which he mentioned he made the front page of the day's New York Times' business section; included footage of the recent European tour stops in Belfast, Nottingham, Austria, Linz, Lisbon, La Caruna, Granada, and Manchester; featured an in-ring promo by Shawn Michaels in which he asked for Batista to come out; after Batista did, Michaels asked whether his real problem was that he wanted to face Ric Flair at WrestleMania in Michaels' place; Batista then said he was done talking about it and his answer wouldn't absolve Michaels from any responsibility for retiring Flair; Michaels responded by wishing Batista luck in their match at Backlash because he was going to need it, with Batista then shrugging Michaels aside as he left the ring; included pre-taped comments from Senator Hillary Clinton, speaking to the WWE fans, in which she referred to herself as "Hill Rod" and said she might have to deliver the People's Elbow if elected president and that Orton didn't have to worry about her, for now; featured a pre-taped promo by Triple H regarding the Backlash elimination match; included the announcement that ECW World Champion Kane would appear as a guest of The Cutting Edge the following night on ECW; featured pre-taped comments from Senator Barack Obama in which he said the reign of Orton might be coming to an end and said - to the special interests groups in Washington DC - "Do you smell what Barack is cooking?"; included pre-taped comments from Senator John McCain in which he said "If you want to be the man, you have to beat the man" and said he would introduce Osama bin Laden to the Undertaker and finished with "And that's the bottom line because John McCain said so;" featured pre-taped comments from Cena regarding the Backlash elimination match; included footage of from the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, in which 30,000 teens participated, with 10 students recognized during WrestleMania weekend, with comments from CM Punk and appearances from WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and Matt Striker; featured an in-ring segment in which Maria, Cherry, Michelle McCool, Ashley, and Kelly Kelly introduced WWE Women's Champion Mickie James as the new title holder, with Mickie then appearing and celebrating with the other divas; moments later, Mickie cut a promo on her title win until she was interrupted by Beth Phoenix, alongside Melina, Jillian Hall, Victoria, Natalya Neidhart, and Layla; Beth then told Mickie her time as champion would be limited, with Michelle slapping Beth and all the women brawling until the babyfaces sent the heels to the floor; included a vignette promoting the return of Ken Kennedy the following week; featured an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story" DVD, available April 29:
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE US Champion MVP in a non-title match at 5:13 via submission with the Walls of Jericho after reversing an attempt at the Playmaker; after the bout, Jericho sat in the King of the Ring throne positioned on the entrance stage
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: CM Punk pinned Matt Hardy at 3:51 by blocking a sunset flip reversal of the Go To Sleep; after the match, Punk sat in the throne at the entranceway
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated the Great Khali via disqualification at 2:01 when Khali repeatedly rammed Finlay's leg into the ringpost; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous Friday's Smackdown! of Khali dropping the Big Show with the tree slam; after the match, the Big Show appeared and scared Khali to the floor; after the commercial break, as Finlay was helped out of the ring by Hornswoggle and referees, William Regal was introduced as the next participant and would face Hornswoggle, despite Finlay's objections
King of the Ring Quarter-Finals: William Regal defeated Hornswoggle via submission with the Regal Stretch at the 18-second mark; after the match, Finlay returned to the ring to check on his son, with Regal then kicking Finlay in his injured leg; moments later, both Finlay and Hornswoggle were attended to by officials
Carlito Caribbean Cool (w/ Santino Marella) pinned WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes) with the Back Stabber at 5:02 when Holly failed an attempt at the Alabama Slam due to a back injury; after the match, Marella cut an in-ring promo, saying he and Carlito would soon beat Holly & Rhodes for the belts; Rhodes then stole the mic away, cut his own promo, then he and Holly knocked Carlito & Marella to the floor
King of the Ring Semi-Finals: CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match with the Go To Sleep at 6:23 after kicking Jericho in the head as Jericho was on the top rope
King of the Ring Semi-Finals: William Regal defeated Finlay via KO with the Regal Stretch at 3:38 after a running knee to the head; Finlay's leg was heavily taped due to the injury he sustained earlier in the night from the Great Khali
"Barack Obama" fought "Hillary Clinton" (w/ "Bill Clinton") to a no contest at 2:12 when Umaga appeared, dropped "Barack" with the thumb strike to the throat, scared "Bill" backstage, and dropped "Hillary" with a Samoan Drop; prior to the match, "Hillary" cut an in-ring promo as Hulk Hogan while "Barack" did the same as the Rock; "Hillary" used "Real American" as her theme music while "Barack" used the Rock's
King of the Ring Finals: William Regal defeated CM Punk via submission with the Regal Stretch at 4:06 following a knee to the head; after the bout, Regal sat in the throne on the stage
WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., & John Bradshaw Layfield defeated World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena, & ECW World Champion Kane when Edge pinned Kane with the spear at 10:05 immediately after Kane dropped Guerrero with the chokeslam as Chavo came off the top; prior to the bout, Orton cut an in-ring promo on the upcoming Backlash elimination match in which he ran down his successful title defenses on pay-per-view; after the match, Cena dropped Edge with the FU, with JBL dropping Triple H with the Clothesline from Hell and Orton hitting Cena with the RKO; Taker then hit a double chokeslam on JBL and Orton to close the broadcast

WWE @ Greensboro, NC - Coliseum - April 22, 2008
Sho Funaki defeated an unknown; after the bout, Chuck Palumbo came out and challenged Funaki to a match
Chuck Palumbo defeated Sho Funaki
ECW - featured clips of the pre-taped comments from Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama, and Sen. John McCain which aired on Raw; included a backstage segment with Kofi Kingston and Shelton Benjamin regarding their match later in the show and Kingston's undefeated streak; featured footage of the recent European tour stops in Belfast, Nottingham, Austria, Linz, Lisbon, La Caruna, Granada, and Manchester; included a closing segment of The Cutting Edge with guest ECW World Champion Kane in which Edge made mention of Kane's history in the WWE alongside World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, their shared history with Lita, and Kane injuring Edge the previous year and forcing him to forfeit the World Heavyweight Title; Edge, alongside Zach Ryder and Curt Hawkins, thanked Kane for the injury because it led to him falling in love with Vickie Guerrero and finding a new family, alongside Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Bam Neely; after Edge said his family would retake their titles at Backlash, Kane said he would lay out Chavo and Bam, Taker would do the same to Edge, Ryder, & Hawkins, and they would both take good care of Vickie; moments later, Kane was beaten down by Hawkins, Ryder, Guerrero, Edge, and Neeley; as the other men held Kane down, Chavo repeatedly hit Kane over the knee with a steel chair before leaving the ring:
Tommy Dreamer & Kelly Kelly defeated Mike Knox & Layla at 2:09 when Kelly pinned Layla with a Rocker Dropper; after the match, Knox dropped Dreamer with a corkscrew DDT
Jimmy Wang Yang (w/ Shannon Moore) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) at 2:59 with a moonsault off the top after avoiding Morrison's corkscrew splash off the top; Mizanin provided guest commentary for the match
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin at 3:56 with the spin kick to the face
Mark Henry pinned Nunzio with the powerslam at 1:21; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen mentioned an uninterrupted replay fo the show would air the following day at 4 p.m. on wwe.com
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring segment with Vickie Guerrero, Teddy Long, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder during which Vickie announced that the Batista vs. World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker match later in the show would now be a No DQ contest; Edge then said regardless of who walks out with the title later in the show, he would take it at Backlash and Chavo would take the ECW World Title as well; moments later, CM Punk interrupted and talked about how he could cash in his Money in the Bank title shot whenever and wherever he wanted, then said he was thinking about perhaps cashing it in against Batista or Taker, both of which could beat Edge; after Edge and Punk traded words, Vickie made a match between the two for later in the show; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured a video package highlighting the Big Show vs. Great Khali feud; featured Michael Cole conducting an in-ring interview with Matt Hardy regarding his return to the WWE and US title match with MVP at Backlash, with MVP eventually coming out, sending Cole out of the ring, and confronting Hardy, claiming he was jealous and was riding his coat tails; after Hardy refused MVP's offer to forget about the match, move on, and be friends, MVP took off his title belt, held it in the air, then kicked Hardy's bad leg and hit him in the face with the title belt; included footage of from the WrestleMania Reading Challenge, in which 30,000 teens participated, with 10 students recognized during WrestleMania weekend, with comments from Punk and appearances from WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and Matt Striker; featured a video package highlighting the men Taker has injured with his leg choke; included Batista speaking backstage with Vickie in which he said he appreciated the title shot with Taker but knew exactly what she was up to Shannon Moore (w/ Jimmy Wang Yang) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison) at 4:35 with a backslide after avoiding the Reality Check; Morrison provided guest commentary for the match
Natalya Neidhart (w/ Victoria) defeated Cherry (w/ Michelle McCool) via submission with the Sharpshooter at 4:24; prior to the match, it was announced WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, Maria, Kelly Kelly, Cherry, Ashley, & Michelle would face Beth Phoenix, Melina, Victoria, Jillian Hall, Layla, & Natalya at Backlash (Natalya's TV in-ring debut)
Edge pinned CM Punk at 16:19 with the spear after Punk became distracted on the floor by Zach Ryder, moments after Punk hit the Go To Sleep which knocked Edge to the floor
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Marty Garner with the reverse DDT at 1:35
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned Batista in a No DQ match with the tombstone at 13:23 after Shawn Michaels came out of the crowd and hit the superkick on the challenger as Batista had Taker set up for the sit-down powerbomb

- 4/23/08: Maria was named one of FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World, ranking at #84.

- 4/23/08: Rob Van Dam's wife, Sonya, was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Backlash 08 - Baltimore, MD - 1st Mariner Arena - April 27, 2008 (9,000; sell out)
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore when Mizanin pinned Moore with the Reality Check
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Mick Foley on commentary for Smackdown!, & Mike Adamle & Tazz on commentary for ECW (Foley's debut as the new Smackdown! color commentator); included a text poll to determine who fans thought would win the WWE World Title match later in the show; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion Matt Hardy regarding his title win, during which Hardy said it was the biggest win of his career and then said he was better than MVP; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE World Champion Randy Orton regarding defending the title against Triple H, John Cena, and John Bradshaw Layfield later in the show; featured Orton confronting Cena backstage, as Cena was speaking with Jimmy Wang Yang, and claimed Cena would go home without the belt just like at WrestleMania; Cena responded by saying one way or another, Orton would leave a broken man; included a backstage segment with Orton and Triple H in which Orton claimed he would leave Triple H broken in the ring later in the show; several members of the Baltimore Falcons were shown in atteandance; featured a backstage segment in which Orton knocked on John Bradshaw Layfield's door, with CM Punk then approaching with his Money in the Bank briefcase and wishing Orton good luck; included the results of the text poll, with Cena leading at 48%, then Triple H at 36%, Orton at 12%, and JBL at 4%; featured a music video to hype the night's main event to the tune of Mark Collie's "In Time":
Matt Hardy pinned WWE US Champion MVP to win the title at 11:25 with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the boot to the face while in the corner
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 8:49 with the chokeslam after catching Guerrero coming off the top as the challenger attempted the frog splash
The Big Show pinned the Great Khali with the chokeslam at 8:06 after avoiding the double choke throw
Shawn Michaels pinned Batista with the superkick at 14:56, moments after avoiding the sit-down powerbomb but landing awkwardly, appearing to injure his knee; WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho was the guest referee for the bout; after the contest, Jericho and two other referees helped Michaels backstage
Beth Phoenix, Jillian Hall, Melina, Layla, Victoria, & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, Ashley, & Cherry at 6:31 when Phoenix pinned Ashley with the cradle suplex after Ashley knocked Layla to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated Edge via submission with the leglock choke at 18:24, after countering Edge's attempt of a sunset flip reversal of the powerbomb; late in the bout, both Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder interfered on behalf of the challenger; after the bout, Teddy Long wheeled Vickie Guerrero ringside, with Vickie then tending to a bloody Edge; moments later, medics helped Edge onto a stretcher and took him backstage
Triple H defeated WWE World Champion Randy Orton, John Cena, and John Bradshaw Layfield in a No DQ, No Count-Out elimination match to win the title at 28:12; JBL submitted to Cena's STFU at 10:31; Orton pinned Cena with the kick to the head at 10:42; Triple H pinned Orton with the Pedigree following a series of reversals

- 4/28/08: Dave Taylor and Balls Mahoney were released.

WWE @ East Rutherford, NJ - IZOD Center - April 28, 2008 (17,166; 14,000 paid; sell out)
Ron Killings defeated Nic Nemeth
Heat:
Shad (w/ JTG) defeated Charlie Haas; after the match, Cryme Tyme sold Haas' luchadore mask to someone in the crowd
Snitsky defeated Jim Duggan
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated DH Smith
Raw - featured an opening video package highlighting the results of the WWE World Title match at Backlash; included an in-ring promo by the new WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his return from injury in August and ending the 'Age of Orton' until he was interrupted by Randy Orton; after Orton complained the odds were against him at Backlash, he said he would get his rematch at Judgment Day; moments later, when Orton refused to leave the ring, Triple H hit him with the mic and knocked him to the floor, with Orton then demanding the title shot later in the show instead of at the pay-per-view; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Kane would face Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely in a handicap match the following night on ECW; included a look at the national coverage the previous week's appearances of Sen. John McCain, Sen. Barack Obama, and Sen. Hillary Clinton received; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his match with Triple H later in the show; included the in-ring coronation of William Regal as 'King' in which he said he was the most powerful man in the company; moments later, Ken Kennedy appered and complained that he wasn't even invited to participate and if he had been, he would have won; Regal then told him to apologize, then repeatedly punched Kennedy until he was out of the ring, with the two men brawling in the ring until the fight was broken up by referees; featured an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story" DVD, available the following day; included a segment of The Highlight Reel in which WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho presented the award for 'Best Actor in Sports Entertainment' - with the nominees as Don Muraco & Mr. Fuji for 'Fuji General,' Michael Cole in 'Deliverance Part 2' (a segment with Heidenreich on Smackdown! from Sept. 16, 2004), and Shawn Michaels faking a knee injury the night before at Backlash; after announcing Michaels as the winner, Jericho introduced him as the night's guest; Michaels confessed he was really hurt but Jericho continued to brag about Michaels' acting ability and called for Michaels' music to play before Jericho left the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Santino Marella bumped into Roddy Piper, with Santino mentioning Piper was in the Goonies' music video and then asking Piper to dance like the fat kid in the movie, with Piper then slapping him:
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, Maria, Ashley, Michelle McCool, Cherry, & Kelly Kelly defeated Beth Phoenix, Melina, Jillian Hall, Victoria, Natalya Neidhart, & Layla at 3:14 when Mickie pinned Jillian with a waistlock into a roll over
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned Robbie McAllister (w/ Rory McAllister) with the Clothesline from Hell at 1:05; after the match, Rory backed off when JBL approached him; moments later, JBL put on a headset at the commentary table, challenged the winner of the Triple H vs. Randy Orton match later in the show, and blamed John Cena for him not being WWE World Champion
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch at 1:59 when Kendrick pinned Murdoch with a roll up after avoiding a clothesline; after the match, Cade yelled at Murdoch before Murdoch grabbed the mic, stood on the commentary table, and sang a verse from Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places," with Cade then leaving ringside
Paul Birchill & Katie Lea defeated Super Crazy in a handicap match at 2:00 when Katie scored the pin after Paul hit the Curb Stop; prior to the match, Katie announced William Regal had granted their request to make the bout a handicap match
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly) pinned Santino Marella (w/ Carlito Caribbean Cool) with the DDT at 3:16; prior to the match, Marella cut an in-ring promo saying he didn't like New Jersey and didn't like 'The Soppranos' because of their fake Italian accents; after the bout, Rhodes cut an in-ring promo on Santino until Carlito came in behind him, dropped Rhodes with the Back Stabber, and then slid out of the ring before Holly was able to make the save
WWE World Champion Triple H fought Randy Orton to a no contest at around the 22-minute mark when, as Triple H had Orton in the Crippler Crossface, William Regal was shown in the director's truck complaining about how the fans didn't deserve to see the ending of the match because of how they disrespected him earlier in the show; moments later, Regal assaulted the director until he gave in to Regal's demands to take the show off the air; in footage shot exclusively for WWE Home Video, Regal appeared two minutes after the show went off the air and told the fans he would not be disrespected and stopped the bout after the champion hit a spinebuster on Orton; moments later, Triple H attacked Orton on the ramp, took him back to the ring, and dropped him with the Pedigree

WWE @ Atlantic City, NJ - Boardwalk Hall - April 29, 2008
Elijah Burke defeated Jamie Noble
ECW - featured the announcement that WWE US Champion Matt Hardy, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, and World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker would all defend their titles the coming Friday on Smackdown!; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story" DVD; featured Mick Foley as a guest of Matt Striker's Classroom in which Striker made fun of Foley's appearance and then questioned Foley about his knowledge of technical wrestling moves since he was the newest color commentator for Smackdown!; moments later, Foley pulled out Mr. Socko and applied the Mandible Claw; Foley then tossed the sock to Mike Adamle at the commentary table; included the announcement that Colin Delaney would face Armando Estrada with an ECW contract on the line for Delaney and Tommy Dreamer would face Mike Knox in an extreme rules match the following week as part of ECW's 100th episode:
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin with the spin kick to the face at 3:43; prior to the match, Benjamin cut an in-ring promo claiming Kingston's win over him the previous week was a fluke
Mike Knox pinned Tommy Dreamer (w/ Colin Delaney) with the Roll of the Dice at 2:30
CM Punk defeated Chuck Palumbo via disqualification at 3:28 when Palumbo refused to stop punching Punk in the corner; after the match, the two men continued to brawl with Palumbo eventually gaining the upper hand with a clothesline
Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely defeated ECW World Champion Kane in a non-title handicap match at 9:49 when Chavo scored the pin with the frog splash after Neely kicked Kane in his injured knee and followed with a boot to the face; prior to the contest, Mike Adamle's headset went out during Chavo & Neely's introduction; Adamle then got up and walked away from the commentary table but remained ringside; moments later, Tazz did the same, leaving no one on commentary for the match; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an uninterrupted version of the show airing the following day on WWE.com at 4 p.m.
Smackdown! - featured an opening announcement by Teddy Long that all three Smackdown! titles would be defended on the broadcast; included Michael Cole introducing Mick Foley as the show's new color commentator; featured a backstage segment with Mark Henry and Nunzio in which Henry reminded Nunzio of their match later in the show; included footage from Edge's injury sustained at the hands of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at Backlash; featured Foley conducting an in-ring interview with Batista regarding his match with Shawn Michaels at Backlash and the comments made by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho on Raw, with Batista then saying he hoped Michaels really was hurt and not faking because if he was faking Batista would hurt him legit; included an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story;" featured a video package highlighting Taker's victims he's choked out since debuting his new finisher in January:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore at 7:58 when Morrison pinned Moore with the corkscrew neckbreaker (the first time the finisher is referred to as the Moonlight Drive)
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Colin Delaney with a reverse DDT at 1:51; Armando Estrada was the guest ring announcer for the bout
Victoria & Natalya Neidhart defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry at 5:04 when Natalya pinned Michelle by grabbing the tights for leverage after Victoria shoved Michelle off the top behind the referee's back; prior to the match, footage was shown from earlier in the night of the two teams speaking backstage, during which it was mentioned Michelle was recently the most searched person on Yahoo!
Mark Henry pinned Nunzio (w/ the Big Show) with the powerslam at 1:19; after the match, Show climbed in the ring, scaring Henry to the floor, and then made a vague challenge to Henry over the mic
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate at 16:19
Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder defeated Jesse & Festus at 5:11 when Hawkins pinned Jesse with a corkscrew facebuster, moments after Hawkins struck Festus in the throat
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Julio Dinero with the Celtic Cross at 2:04; after the bout, Hornswoggle hit the frog splash on Dinero
The Undertaker fought the Great Khali to a no contest; prior to the match, Vickie Guerrero was wheeled out onto the stage by Teddy Long, alongside Edge, and said the scheduled title match would not take place because Taker had been stripped of the World Heavyweight Title due to the number of people he injured with the choke hold and that the hold was now banned; moments later, Vickie sent Khali to the ring to recover the title belt, with Taker then taking Khali down and locking the choke as Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder came out of the crowd and stole back the belt; moments later, after Khali began bleeding from the mouth, Taker released the hold and starred at Edge & Vickie as the show went off the air

- 5/1/08: Santino Marella was arrested for DUI around 3 a.m. in Tampa, FL. Marella's blood-alcohol level was 0.06, below the 0.08 legal limit.

- 5/1/08: Ron Simmons was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

WWE @ Montreal, Quebec - Bell Centre - May 2, 2008
The return to Canada following Chris Benoit's death 11 months earlier; JTG, Paul Birchill, Santino Marella, Ken Kennedy, and Beth Phoenix did not appear as scheduled due to travel problems
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Carlito Caribbean Cool defeated Shad
William Regal defeated Super Crazy
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Katie Lea
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Nic Nemeth
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Snitsky
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Randy Orton in a steel cage match with the Pedigree

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Moncton, New Brunswick - Coliseum - May 3, 2008 (3,500)
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP
Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Striker
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
Kelly Kelly defeated Cherry, Lena, and Maryse in a bikini contest
Kenny Dykstra defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
CM Punk defeated Chuck Palumbo and Mike Knox
ECW World Champion Kane & the Big Show defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely
Batista defeated Edge in a No DQ match

WWE (Raw) @ Hamilton, Ontario - Copps Coliseum - May 3, 2008 (7,000)
Cryme Tyme defeated Trevor Murdoch & Lance Cade when JTG pinned Murdoch; after the match, Cade yelled at Murdoch for the loss, with Murdoch then singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places"
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Nick Nemeth
Paul Birchill & Katie Lea defeated Super Crazy in a handicap match when Paul scored the pin
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Santino Marella & Carlito Caribbean Cool via disqualification when Carlito continued to assault London after the referee repeatedly told him to return to his corner
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix; a fan was chosen to be the guest timekeeper for the match
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho & Ken Kennedy defeated William Regal & Snitsky when Jericho pinned Snitsky; the bout was originally Kennedy against Regal & Snitsky in a handicap match, per Regal's orders, but Jericho came out to make it a tag team match
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Randy Orton in a streetfight; the stipulations was chosen by fans in attendance; other options were a Best 2 out of 3 falls match and a last man standing match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Fredericton, New Brunswick - Aitken Centre - May 4, 2008 (matinee) (2,500)
CM Punk defeated Chuck Palumbo
Kenny Dykstra defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Jamie Noble defeated Matt Striker
Kelly Kelly defeated Cherry, Natalya, Lena, and Maryse in a bikini contest
The Big Show & Finlay defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang
Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Knox
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Batista & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated Edge & MVP

WWE @ Barrie, Ontario - Molson Centre - May 4, 2008

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ St. John, New Brunswick - Harbour Station - May 4, 2008 (5,000)
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Zach Ryder & Curt Hawkins
Kenny Dykstra defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Kofi Kingston defeated Matt Striker
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP
Chuck Palumbo defeated CM Punk and Mike Knox by pinning Punk
ECW World Champion Kane & the Big Show defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely
Batista defeated Edge in a No DQ match

- 5/5/08: Gregory Helms was involved in a bar fight in Smithfield, NC. Dustin Narron was arrested in conjunction with the incident and charged with assault.

WWE @ Toronto, Ontario - Air Canada Centre - May 5, 2008 (16,664; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Kofi Kingston pinned Nic Nemeth
Heat:
Jim Duggan & Super Crazy defeated Charlie Haas & Robbie McAllister
Snitsky defeated Phil Atlas
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
Raw - featured an opening promo by Vince McMahon, on the stage, in which he praised William Regal's actions the previous week by ending the broadcasat prematurely; moments later, Lilian Garcia introduced Regal, who further emphasized his power by having the lights turned on and off and said he would not tolerate being disrespected any longer; Ken Kennedy then appeared and challenged Regal to a match later in the night; as a lesson to Kennedy, Regal announced Kennedy would be in the main event against ECW World Champion Kane, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, & CM Punk in a handicap match; moments later, WWE World Champion Triple H appeared and said Regal's actions the previous week were a mistake; Regal then said Triple H was far too busy to go to war with Regal since, not only was he going to face Randy Orton in a steel cage match at Judgment Day but he would also team with Kennedy to face the ECW roster later in the show; included a backstage segment with Regal and WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in which Jericho further argued Shawn Michaels wasn't hurt, with Regal then saying Jericho would team with Michaels later in the show against Morrison & Mizanin; featured a backstage segment with Trevor Murdoch, singing Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man," with Trish Stratus then appearing at a loss for words and Ron Simmons then appearing and saying "Damn;" included the announcement Simmons had been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, with clips from his football days; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton about the previous week's match with Triple H and facing CM Punk later in the show; included a backstage segment with Jericho and Michaels about their tag team match later in the show and Michaels' apparent injury; featured Roddy Piper as a guest of Carlito's Cabana in which Carlito Caribbean Cool confronted Piper for slapping Santino Marella the previous week; moments later, Santino appeared and said while it took Piper 8 years to win the IC belt, he did it his first night; Piper then told Marella he needed a designated driver; WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes appeared and said that while WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly wasn't in the arena, he brought with him two other guys that wanted to meet Piper, with Cryme Tyme then appearing and scaring Carlito & Santino to the floor; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD / Blu Ray available May 20; featured the announcement John Cena would face John Bradshaw Layfield at Judgment Day; included Regal speaking backstage with the ECW roster in which he told them to put their differences aside and beat Triple H & Kennedy for the name of ECW:
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix in a No DQ lumberjack match at 9:08 with an inside cradle after Melina accidentally hit the challenger with her boot when Mickie moved out of the way; lumberjacks for the match included Victoria, Melina, Ashley, Maria, Michelle McCool, Cherry, Kelly Kelly, Jillian Hall, Layla, and Natalya
Paul Birchill & Katie Lea defeated John Cutler in a handicap match at 3:31 when Katie scored the pin following Birchill's Curb Stomp; prior to the match, William Regal appeared, said he was cutting Jim Ross' mic, and introduced Mike Adamle as someone who - like himself - had been disrespected to take Ross' spot for the contest
Shawn Michaels & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 4:12 when Jericho pinned Morrision with the Lionsault after Morrison sustained Michaels' superkick; Michaels was never legally in the match; immediately after the fall, Michaels limped backstage, leaving Jericho alone in the ring
Randy Orton fought CM Punk to a no contest at the 4-minute mark when William Regal appeared and, because of the fans' disrespect towards him, turned off the lights and ended the match; after the commercial break, Todd Grisham conducted a backstage interview with Orton in which he said he was going to Regal's office to confront him
John Bradshaw Layfield pinned DH Smith at 1:00 with the Clothesline from Hell; prior to the match, JBL cut a promo in his limo as it was being driven to ringside, commenting on facing John Cena at Judgment Day; moments later, JBL cut a promo on Smith and the Hart family, citing they nor God could help him right now; after the contest, JBL continued to attack Smith until he was pulled away by referees
ECW World Champion Kane, CM Punk, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin, Kofi Kingston, Mike Knox, Stevie Richards, Tommy Dreamer, Shelton Benjamin, Elijah Burke, Matt Striker, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely defeated WWE World Champion Triple H & Ken Kennedy in a handicap match at 5:45 when Guerrero pinned Kennedy with the frog splash after Kane and Neely began fighting on the floor; after the bout, several ECW wrestlers began fighting amongst themselves, with Triple H laying out the rest with a steel chair; moments later, the lights went out in the arena; when they came back on, Randy Orton was in the ring and dropped Triple H with the RKO

WWE @ London, Ontario - Labatt Centre - May 6, 2008 (6,000)
Jamie Noble pinned Ted Dibiase Jr.
ECW - 100th episode; featured an opening in-ring promo by Mike Adamle in which he apologized to the fans and Tazz for walking out during the previous week's main event; despite his experience with the NFL and the Olympics, he said he had no idea how hard his new job was and the wrestlers backstage were not shy about letting him know when he screwed up; included a clip of the Sandman attacking the Zombie on the first episode from 6/13/06; featured an in-ring segment of Extreme Expose with Kelly Kelly, with Layla eventually appearing and the two having an impromptu dance-off before brawling in the ring; moments later, officials broke up the fight; included a clip of the Rob Van Dam vs. Hardcore Holly match from 9/26/06; featured a clip of Roddy Piper shoving a birthday cake into Matt Striker's face from 6/26/07, followed by the Boogeyman attacking Striker; included Lena conducting a backstage interview with Chuck Palumbo regarding his attack on CM Punk the previous week; featured a backstage segment in which Colin Delaney was greated by several wrestlers who wished him good luck before his match, among them CM Punk, Jimmy Wang Yang, Jamie Noble, Shannon Moore, Michelle McCool, Eve, Nunzio, and Stevie Richards; included a clip of the New Breed vs. ECW Originals extreme rules match from 4/3/07; featured an ad for "Twist of Fate: The Matt & Jeff Hardy Story" DVD:
Mike Knox pinned Tommy Dreamer in an extreme rules match at 6:31 with the corkscrew DDT onto a steel chair after a low blow; Stevie Richards provided guest commentary for the match
Kofi Kingston pinned Matt Striker with the spin kick to the head at 1:08; after the match, Shelton Benjamin - who did guest commentary for the match - dropped Kingston with the jumping facebuster
Colin Delaney pinned Armando Estrada at 2:24 with a roll up after sliding into the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Delaney earned an ECW contract; after the match, Delaney ran around the ring in celebration before being interviewed by Tazz at ringside, during which he thanked all the fans and Tommy Dreamer
ECW World Champion Kane & CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin provided guest commentary for the match
Smackdown! - featured an opening statement by Vickie Guerrero on the stage, alongside Teddy Long and Edge, in which she said the vacant World Heavyweight Title would be determined at Judgment Day where the Undertaker would face the winner of a battle royal later in the night; the participants in the battle royal would be chosen later in the show with one-on-one matches featuring the Big Show, John Morrison, Finlay, CM Punk, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Tommy Dreamer, MVP, ECW World Champion Kane, WWE US Champion Matt Hardy, and Batista; Vickie mentioned that the Great Khali would have been part of the competition if he weren't in India recovering from Taker's attack the previous week and noted that Edge was still not medically cleared to wrestle following his injury at Backlash; included pre-taped comments from fans outside the arena before the show over the decision to strip Taker of the world title; featured a backstage promo by Vickie in which she announced that both MVP and Finlay would compete in the battle royal main event due to their draw earlier in the show; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured WWE.com exclusive footage from the previous Friday of Deuce & Domino kicking Cherry out of their group and aligning with Maryse; moments later, Maryse insulted Cherry, with Cherry then knocking her to the ground with a slap; included the results of a WWE.com poll as to whether Vickie was justified in stripping Taker of the title, with 74% of those polled saying no:
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned CM Punk in a non-title match at 4:45 by blocking an Oklahoma side roll attempt; due to pre-match stipulations, Hardy advanced to the battle royal later in the show
MVP fought Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) to a draw at 14:43 when both men's shoulders were counted down following a back suplex by Finlay; due to pre-match stipulations, both men advanced to the battle royal later in the show
Natalya (w/ Victoria) defeated Kelly Kelly via submission with the Sharpshooter at 2:40; during the match, Michelle McCool was seen watching the bout backstage
Batista pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the sit-down powerbomb at 6:34; prior to the bout, Morrison sent WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin backstage, opting to go the match alone, as he made his way to the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Batista advanced to the battle royal later in the show
The Big Show pinned Tommy Dreamer with the chokeslam at 1:33; Dreamer's wrist and elbow were bandaged as a result of his extreme rules match against Mike Knox on ECW; due to pre-match stipulations, Show advanced to the battle royal later in the show
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) in a non-title match by blocking a sunset flip at 5:53; prior to the match, it was announced Kane & CM Punk would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at Judgment Day; after the contest, Kane knocked Neely off the apron and scared Guerrero from the ring; due to pre-match stipulations, Kane advanced to the battle royal later in the show
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Phil Atlas with the reverse DDT at 1:21
Edge won a 7-man battle royal by last eliminating Batista at 16:00; order of elimination: WWE US Champion Matt Hardy by MVP (9:56); Finlay by ECW World Champion Kane via a boot to the face (11:58); MVP eliminated himself when Batista avoided the running kick in the corner and MVP fell over the top to the floor (12:38); Kane by Big Show via a clothesline (12:49); Show by Batista via a headscissors as Show attempted to eliminate Batista (15:05); Batista by Edge via a spear as Batista was on the apron; Batista originally won the match by eliminating Show but Vickie Guerrero then appeared and said Edge had just been medically cleared to wrestle and would be part of the match as well; due to pre-match stipulations, Edge earned a match with the Undertaker for the vacant World Heavyweight Title at Judgment Day; after the contest, lightning struck the title belt - on display at the entrance - before the container which held it went up in flames and Taker's gong was sounded

- 5/8/08: Torrie Wilson was released.

WWE (Raw) @ Saginaw, MI - Dow Event Center - May 9, 2008
Snitsky defeated Super Crazy
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Nic Nemeth
Cryme Tyme defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated Santino Marella
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Shawn Michaels & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated William Regal & John Bradshaw Layfield

- 5/9/08: Nick Bollea, son of Hulk Hogan, was sentenced to eight months in jail, five years probation, and 500 hours of community service after pleading guilty in the vehicle wreck that left friend John Graziano on life support.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena - May 10, 2008 (3,500)
Eve was the host for the show
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder after Finlay used his shallelagh
Kofi Kingston pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with the spin kick to the face
Mike Knox pinned Tommy Dreamer with the corkscrew DDT
Victoria & Natalya defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry
CM Punk defeated Chuck Palumbo and Shelton Benjamin by pinning Benjamin with the Go To Sleep
The Big Show pinned Mark Henry with the chokeslam
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus
The Undertaker pinned Edge with the tombstone in a No DQ match, despite interference from Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; fans could choose the stipulation via text messaging

WWE (Raw) @ Kalamazoo, MI - Wings Stadium - May 10, 2008
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Nic Nemeth
Super Crazy defeated Santino Marella
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly defeated Snitsky
Cryme Tyme defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Shawn Michaels & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Umaga & John Bradshaw Layfield

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Dayton, OH - Nutter Center - May 11, 2008 (4,500)
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Tommy Dreamer
Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Knox
Victoria & Natalya defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry
CM Punk pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Go To Sleep
The Big Show pinned Mark Henry
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus
The Undertaker pinned Edge in a No DQ match with the tombstone, despite interference from Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder; fans could choose the stipulation via text messaging

WWE @ East Lansing, MI - Breslin Center - May 11, 2008 (3,500)
Ashley was the host for the show; Randy Orton and WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho did not appear as advertised
Super Crazy pinned Santino Marella with a sunset flip; after the bout, Snitsky attacked Crazy, with William Regal then appearing and stating Crazy was the first victim for the night
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Snitsky with the DDT
WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly pinned Nic Nemeth with the Alabama Slam
Cryme Tyme defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch when Shad pinned Murdoch with a boot to the face; after the match, Murdoch began singing Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" until Cade cut him off and left ringside
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James (w/ a young girl from the crowd) pinned Beth Phoenix with a Thesz Press off the top
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) in a No DQ match with the chokeslam; the fans picked the stipulation by text messaging over a Best 2 out of 3 falls match and a falls count anywhere match
WWE World Champion Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Umaga when Triple H pinned Umaga with the Pedigree after Umaga sustained Michaels' superkick

WWE @ Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena - May 12, 2008
Ron Killings defeated Nic Nemeth
Heat:
Jim Duggan defeated an unknown
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea defeated Super Crazy in a handicap match when Katie scored the pin
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas & Robbie McAllister when Kendrick pinned Haas with the Sliced Bread #2; after the bout, Kendrick took the mic, said their opponents were jokes, and they were coming to Raw to face the WWE Raw Tag Team Champions
Raw - featured an opening segment with William Regal in the ring with Lilian Garcia, with Garcia then singing "God Save the Queen;" moments later, Regal said he would eject fans from the arena because of the disrespect they had shown both him and his country, with Regal calling for two fans at ringside to be kicked out; WWE Women's Champion Mickie James then appeared, arguing it was her brother and his girlfriend and they had done nothing wrong, with Regal saying he didn't care; when Mickie refused to leave the ring, Regal threatened to strip her of her title; John Cena then appeared, helped Mickie out of the ring, and said Regal was going about his position the wrong way; Cena then read e-mails from fans wanting Regal fired, with one e-mail saying Regal in charge was "WCW Thunder bad;" Regal then agreed that he wouldn't turn off the lights in any matches and then made a match for the main event pitting Cena against Randy Orton, and whomever interferes in the match will be automatically suspended; as Regal attempted to leave ringside, Cena argued over the performance of "God Save the Queen" and said if Regal didn't stop making mistakes then the fans would rip him apart; Cena then had Lilian sing Aretha Franklin's "Respect," since they were in Detroit; included a text poll in which fans were asked to voice their opinion as to whether Shawn Michaels really had an injured knee; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Santino Marella in which Marella complained over Roddy Piper's interference in his match earlier in the night, with Marella claiming he would find Piper and make him pay; included a backstage segment in which Mickie asked Cena if he wanted to go out for drinks with her, her brother, and his girlfriend after the show, with Cena saying yes; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured the results of the text poll, which saw 72% of the fans polled agree that Michaels' injury was legit; included an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in which he said, following the previous week's tag team match with Michaels, he believed Michaels' injury was legit and he apologized for all his accusations; Jericho then said he would understand if Michaels wanted to call off their scheduled match at Judgment Day and would even go to Regal himself to ask for it to be cancelled; Michaels then came out, selling the injury, and admitted he wasn't hurt and Jericho was right; Jericho then argued he knew Michaels wasn't hurt and continued to claim Michaels was merely trying to trick him until Michaels hit the superkick and again repeated that he wasn't hurt; featured a backstage segment with Jillian Hall and Melina, with Beth Phoenix then appearing and arguing with Melina over her costing her the Women's Title the previous week; Melina then attacked Beth, with Beth then assaulting Melina on the ground until she was pulled away by referees and Mike Rotundo; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his WWE World Title shot against Triple H at Judgment Day; featured the announcement CM Punk would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin and ECW World Champion Kane would face Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison the following night on ECW:
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella at 3:01 when Rhodes pinned Santino with the DDT after Marella became distracted by Roddy Piper, who sat ringside for the match after being invited to come out by Marella; after the bout, Piper celebrated with the champions
Ken Kennedy pinned Snitsky with the Mic Check at 3:26
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Melina at 2:26 when Mickie pinned Melina with a neckbreaker after Phoenix walked out on her partner
Jeff Hardy pinned Umaga with the Whisper in the Wind at 1:25 after Umaga missed a back splash in the corner; prior to the bout, Hardy attempted to cut an in-ring promo on how excited he was to be back and to explain his absence when his mic went out suddenly; moments later, William Regal appeared and said Hardy should have to be punished for his sins and then brought out Umaga as Hardy's opponent (Hardy's surprise return from a 60-day suspension)
Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch defeated Cryme Tyme at 2:28 when Murdoch pinned GTG by blocking a sunset flip attempt; after the bout, Cade congratulated Murdoch for the win and asked him to sing, with Murdoch then singing Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" before Cade knocked Murdoch down with a punch; as Murdoch struggled to his feet, Cade punched him again and left ringside
Randy Orton pinned John Cena at 9:29 after guest referee John Bradshaw Layfield kicked Cena in the face as Cena had Orton up for the FU, with JBL then making a fast count; JBL was named the guest referee moments earlier after William Regal appeared with JBL on the stage; after the bout, Cena was double teamed until WWE World Champion Triple H made the save, with Cena and JBL then brawling into the crowd and leaving Triple H and Orton in the ring; moments later, a steel cage was lowered from the rafters, with Triple H eventually throwing Orton into the cage and Orton falling out of the ring; Triple H then scaled the cage and looked down on Orton on the floor as the show came to a close (the debut of new theme music for Orton)
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion Triple H, John Cena, & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Umaga, & John Bradshaw Layfield with triple pinfalls after Michaels hit the superkick on Umaga, Triple H dropped JBL with the Pedigree, and Cena dropped Orton with the FU

WWE @ Toledo, OH - SeaGate Convention Centre - May 12, 2008
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin with the spin kick to the face
Victoria & Natalya defeated Michelle McCool & Cherry when Natalya pinned Cherry
Tommy Dreamer defeated Mike Knox
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Chuck Palumbo via disqualification
Finlay & Jamie Noble defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder after Finlay used his shillelagh as a weapon
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jesse & Festus when Morrison pinned Festus after hitting him with one of the title belts
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP with the Twist of Fate in a NO DQ match after MVP attempted to hit the champion with the title belt; fans could choose the stipulation via text messaging
The Undertaker, ECW World Champion Kane, & the Big Show defeated Edge, Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely), & Mark Henry when Taker pinned Edge with the Tombstone

WWE @ Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena - May 13, 2008
ECW - featured an opening backstage segment in which Armando Estrada offered Colin Delaney his ECW contract to sign, with Delaney then signing it; Estrada then said Delaney would face Mike Knox later in the show in Delaney's first match as an active member of the ECW roster; included Lena conducting a backstage interview with Shelton Benjamin regarding his rivalry with Kofi Kingston, with Benjamin saying he would beat Kingston; moments later, Kingston appeared, with the two men fighting until Kingston knocked Benjamin back against the wall; featured a video package to hype the Triple H / Randy Orton steel cage match at Judgment Day; included a video package on Delaney's effort to obtain an ECW contract; featured the announcement Kingston would face Benjamin the following week:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin pinned CM Punk with the Reality Check after avoiding the Go To Sleep at 5:40; Mizanin was led to the aisle by WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison before the bout, with Mizanin sending Morrison backstage opting to go the match alone; prior to the bout, it was announced Punk & ECW World Champion Kane would face Mizanin & Morrison for the titles at Judgment Day; after the contest, Morrision congratulated Mizanin on the stage
Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly, & Cherry defeated Victoria, Natalya, & Layla at 3:48 when Cherry pinned Victoria with a roll up after Victoria tried to knock McCool off the apron
Mike Knox pinned Colin Delaney with the corkscrew DDT at 1:00; after the bout, Armando Estrada appeared and said that while Delaney had his first match as an active member of the roster, Estrada announced he himself had become the newest member of the roster and called for an immediate match between he and Delaney
Armando Estrada pinned Colin Delaney with a reverse suplex at the 32-second mark
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned ECW World Champion Kane in a non-title match at 15:07 with a springboard kick off the middle rope after hitting Kane with one of the title belts; CM Punk appeared at the 7-minute mark to be in Kane's corner; after the contest, Morrison & Mizanin laid out Kane & Punk as the show came to a close
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge, accompanied by Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, regarding his World Heavyweight Title match against the Undertaker at Judgment Day; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, with Vickie verbally insulting him for being late and for not being available earlier in the day; Long then said he had been in Stamford, CT meeting with the Board of Directors about Vickie's decision to strip Taker of the title; Long then read a letter from the board in which she was made to wrestle later in the show or be stripped of her title; Vickie then fired Long but Long said she couldn't do that because he quit; on his way backstage, Long stopped to let Vickie know that her opponent later in the show would be Taker; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo in which MVP, Finlay, and the Big Show interrupted and argued the title shot competition the previous week was rigged; to force them out of her office, Vickie made a match for later in the show pitting Finlay & Show against MVP & a mystery opponent; moments later, Chavo himself argued over the title shot as well and that he was left out of the loop on Edge and Vickie's plans; featured an in-ring promo by Batista regarding Shawn Michaels' announcement on Raw that he had faked his leg injury, with Batista reminding Michaels of Batista's promise that if Shawn wasn't hurt then he would be; Batista then said since he had no plans for Sunday, he would be at Judgment Day; included a backstage promo by Vickie in which she announced that while she couldn't get out of the match later in the show, she could change it; she then announced that Taker would face her, Chavo, Neely, Hawkins, Ryder, & Edge in a handicap match; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included a video package to hype the WWE World Champion Triple H vs. Randy Orton steel cage match at Judgment Day; featured a backstage segment in which Kofi Kingston and Eve wished WWE US Champion Matt Hardy well on his match later in the show; moments later, after the other two left, Shelton Benjamin confronted Hardy about their match later in the show:
CM Punk pinned Chuck Paulmbo with the Go To Sleep at 5:42
Michelle McCool defeated Layla via submission with a heel hook at 2:07
The Big Show & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated MVP & Mark Henry (surprise partner) at 9:56 when Show pinned MVP with the chokeslam
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Sho Funaki with the reverse DDT at 2:28
Cherry pinned Maryse (w/ Deuce & Domino) with a bulldog at 2:18
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 6:34 with the Twist of Fate
The Undertaker defeated Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Vickie Guerrero via count-out in a handicap match at around the 4-minute mark when Edge pulled Vickie from the ring, after Taker attempted a chokeslam on Vickie, and all four remained in the aisle as the show came to a close; Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely were to be part of Edge's team but left ringside before the match out of protest to Edge and Vickie

Judgment Day 08 - Omaha, NE - Qwest Center - May 18, 2008 (10,663; 2,000 short of a sell out)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Mick Foley on commentary for Smackdown!, & Mike Adamle & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included a text poll in which fans could vote on who they thought would win the World Heavyweight Championship match; featured footage from WWE.com's "The Dirt Sheet" in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in which they dressed up as CM Punk & ECW World Champion Kane, respectively, to make fun of them; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE Women's Champion Mickie James regarding her upcoming title defense, during which John Bradshaw Layfield interrupted - scaring Mickie off - and claimed he beat John Cena earlier in the show because Cena was the one being tended to in the trainer's room; featured a backstage segment with Shawn Michaels and Batista in which Batista said he would pick the time and the place to hurt Michaels for faking his knee injury; included the results of the text poll in which 85% voted the Undertaker to win; featured a pre-taped promo by Randy Orton regarding his WWE World Title reign and rematch against Triple H later in the show:
John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the FU at 15:05 after avoiding a short-arm clothesline; after the bout, William Regal was shown watching the show from the skybox
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated ECW World Champion Kane & CM Punk at 7:13 when Morrison pinned Punk with the Moonlight Drive after Kane hit a chokeslam on Mizanin outside the ring
Shawn Michaels pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 15:54 by reversing the Walls of Jericho into a roll up; after the match, Jericho offered his hand to Michaels, who relunctantly shook it before leaving the ring
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Melina and Beth Phoenix by pinning Melina with the DDT at 4:43 after Melina knocked Phoenix to the floor
The Undertaker defeated Edge via count-out at 16:17 after pulling Edge off the apron into the barricade after both men began fighting on the floor; Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder appeared ringside at the 10-minute mark, distracting referee Charles Robinson as Edge took the protective covering off one of the turnbuckles; the match was to have decided the held up World Heavyweight Title but Vickie Guerrero appeared, alongside Hawkins & Ryder, after the match and announced that because the title can only be won via pinfall or submission then the title remained vacant; following the announcement, Taker dragged Edge back into the ring and dropped him with the tombstone, with Vickie then calling him a son of a bitch; Hawkins & Ryder then pulled Edge from the ring and helped him backstage as Taker stood in the ring with the title belt
Jeff Hardy pinned MVP with the Whisper in the Wind in an unadvertised match at 9:44; prior to the bout, MVP cut an in-ring promo claiming it was wrong of him to be left off the show and made an open challenge to anyone backstage; moments later, WWE US Champion Matt Hardy appeared and said that, while he had already proven he was better than MVP, someone else backstage wanted to prove he was better than MVP too; Michael Cole & Mick Foley provided commentary for the match
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Randy Orton in a steel cage match at 21:12 with the Pedigree after avoiding Orton's kick to the head and hitting him over the head with a steel chair; after the match, Triple H climbed to the top of the cage and posed with the title belt

WWE @ Kansas City, MO - Kemper Arena - May 19, 2008 (9,300)
Carlito defeated Ron Killings
Heat:
Cryme Tyme defeated Charlie Haas & Snitsky
Super Crazy defeated Robbie McAllister
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes in a non-title match
Raw - featured a backstage segment with Batista and WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho regarding their match later in the show, with the added stipulation that the winner would face Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand; included an in-ring promo by William Regal in which he said Jeff Hardy would face Umaga in a falls count anywhere match at One Night Stand; moments later, Regal addressed Randy Orton and John Bradshaw Layfield on the big screen, with Regal saying they would get their respective rematches against WWE World Champion Triple H & John Cena if they beat Triple H & Cena later in the show; if Orton & JBL won, they could choose their stipulations for One Night Stand and if Triple H & Cena won then they would face each other at the pay-per-view in an extreme rules match; moments later, Ken Kennedy interrupted and again challenged Regal for a match later in the show; Regal responded by saying he was above Kennedy and the next man to interrupt him would be fired; Vince McMahon then appeared and said that while he had endorsed Regal, WWE was receiving more complaint mail than ever before and the ratings were hurting because of Regal's presence; McMahon then made a match between Kennedy and Regal for later in the night, with the loser being fired; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included footage from a recent episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in which Roddy Piper appeared to wish Kimmel's Cousin Sal a happy birthday, during which Santino Marella interrupted; moments later, Marella slapped Kimmel's brother before he was knocked to the ground; featured a backstage segment with WWE Women's Champion Mickie James and Katie Lea in which Katie accused Mickie of sleeping her way to the top because of her date with John Cena the previous week; included a backstage segment with Regal and Shawn Michaels in which Regal told Michaels his match at ONS would be a stretcher match; featured footage from the previous Friday's GI Film Festival in which WWE was recognized for their efforts; the segment featured comments from John Ratzenberger and Ric Flair, who accepted on behalf of the WWE; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Regal, and Ted Dibiase in which McMahon had Regal leave so he could discuss money matters with Dibiase; featured an in-ring segment of the Piper's Pit, with Santino Marella dressed as an overweight Piper; Marella then showed the footage from "Jimmy Kimmel Live" before having Cousin Sal appear as his guest; Sal then went on to list all the things Santino claimed but never accomplished, finishing by saying Maria said Santino was hung like a 4th grader; Ron Simmons then appeared on the big screen and said "Damn;" Marella then showed off an "I'm Sorry" cake and threatened to put it in Sal's face if he didn't apologize; moments later, Piper appeared behind Marella, with both men putting the cake in Marella's face before he fell to the floor; Marella then challenged Sal to a match, with Piper accepting but Sal appearing reluctant; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding the tag team main event:
Jeff Hardy fought Umaga to a double count-out at 5:14 after both men began brawling outside the ring and Umaga dropped Hardy with a spinning sidewalk slam onto the floor; after the bout, Hardy was attended to by trainers
Beth Phoenix defeated Maria via submission with the Glam Slam at 2:09; after the bout, Melina - who did guest commentary for the match - attacked Phoenix from behind in the aisle but was eventually thrown onto the rampway (debut of the submission hold)
Batista pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho at 13:23 in a non-title match with the sit-down powerbomb after blocking an attempt at the Code Breaker; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would face Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand in a stretcher match; after the bout, Michaels appeared on the entrance stage and locked eyes with Batista
Ken Kennedy pinned William Regal with the Mic Check at 6:08 after blocking Regal's attempt to hit him with brass knuckles; Regal made the match a No DQ bout at the 4-minute mark; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be fired; after the bout, Regal begged to be let back into his office backstage, only for Teddy Long to appear leaving the office
Randy Orton & John Bradshaw Layfield defeated WWE World Champion Triple H & John Cena at 9:36 when JBL pinned Cena after Orton kicked Cena in the head as JBL was caught in the STFU; pre-match stipulations stated Orton and JBL would earn rematches against Triple H and Cena, respectively, at One Night Stand if they won and would be able to pick their own stipulations or Triple H would face Cena for the title at the pay-per-view if he and Cena won; after the bout, JBL and Orton double teamed Triple H, with JBL hitting the Clothesline from Hell and Orton following with the RKO; moments later, JBL grabbed the mic and said he would face Cena in a first blood match at One Night Stand, with Orton then saying he would face Triple H in a last man standing match

- 5/20/08: William Regal was suspended for 60 days following his second violation of the wellness policy.

WWE @ Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena - May 20, 2008 (6,300)
Matt Sydal defeated Jamie Noble
ECW - featured an opening in-ring segment with Armando Estrada, CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison, and Chavo Guerrero Jr., with Estrada announcing the four would compete in a four-way Singapore cane match at One Night Stand for the #1 contender spot for the ECW World Title; Estrada then announced the men would compete later in the night in a tag team match; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin defeated ECW World Champion Kane via disqualification in a non-title match at 4:23 after Kane hung Mizanin upside down in the corner and, from the floor, pulled backwards on his neck beyond the referee's 5-count; after the bout, Kane grabbed a steel chair, trapped Mizanin's neck in it, and attempted to come off the top until WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison pulled his partner from the ring
Shelton Benjamin pinned Kofi Kingston at 4:24 with the jumping facebuster after avoiding the spin kick to the face (the end of Kingston's undefeated streak)
Colin Delaney & Kelly Kelly defeated Mike Knox & Layla at 1:02 when Kelly pinned Layla with a Rocker Dropper; after the bout, Knox dropped Delaney with the corkscrew DDT; moments later, Armando Estrada appeared and ordered the referee to ring the bell for his own match with Delaney (Delaney's first appearance with entrance music)
Armando Estrada pinned Colin Delaney (w/ Kelly Kelly) at the 16-second mark with a reverse suplex
CM Punk & Tommy Dreamer fought Chavo Guerrero Jr. & WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison to a no contest when the Big Show appeared, attacked all four men, and cut an in-ring promo in which he put himself into the Singapore cane match at One Night Stand
Smackdown! - featured an opening promo on the entrance stage by Vickie Guerrero, accompanied by Edge, in which she defended her ruling at Judgment Day to keep the World Heavyweight Title vacant and announced Edge would face the Undertaker at One Night Stand in a TLC match for the title; she then said if Taker lost then he would be gone from the WWE; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Chavo said he hoped there were no hard feelings for him not going to the ring with them the previous week and said he had his reasons; Vickie then booked Chavo in a match against Taker, with Bam Neely, Zach Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Edge at ringside; featured Teddy Long as a guest on the VIP Lounge in which MVP was going to let Long give his side of the story over his quitting Smackdown! but then prepared to say everything he could to his former boss since there could be no reprocussions; moments later, Batista appeared and wished Long well with whatever he decided to do; after MVP claimed Batista was being disrespectful, Batista trashed the VIP set as MVP left ringside; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, and MVP:
Maryse, Deuce & Domino defeated Cherry, Jesse & Festus at 3:17 when Maryse pinned Cherry with a kick to the face
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Chuck Palumbo at 9:45 by hitting him with the shillalagh after Hornswoggle sprayed green mist into Palumbo's face
Batista pinned MVP with the sit-down powerbomb at 14:03
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Nunzio with the reverse DDT at 1:59
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy & Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin & Elijah Burke at 4:51 when Kingston pinned Benjamin with the spin kick to the head
The Undertaker pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 5:26 with the tombstone after catching Guerrero as he came off the top; Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder were initially in Guerrero's corner but were ejected by referee Charles Robinson mid-way through the match

WWE (Raw) @ Monterrey, Mexico - Monumental Bullring - May 21, 2008 (12,000; sell out)
Super Crazy & Maria defeated Paul Burchill & Katie Lea when Crazy pinned Burchill with the moonsault
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella when Holly pinned Carlito with the Alabama Slam
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Jeff Hardy at 16:25 with the Code Breaker; Jericho had to have stitches after the match
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix
John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the FU
WWE World Champion Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & Snitsky when Triple H pinned Snitsky with the Pedigree

WWE (Raw) @ Queretaro, Mexico - Santa Maria Bullring - May 22, 2008 (8,500)
Super Crazy defeated Paul Burchill
Trevor Murdoch defeated Charlie Haas
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Jeff Hardy defeated Carlito
Shawn Michaels pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 18:27
John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield at 6:50
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Umaga with the Pedigree at 17:35

WWE (Raw) @ Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace - May 23, 2008 (15,600) Super Crazy defeated Paul Birchill & Katie Lea in a handicap match by pinning Birchill with the moonsault
Ken Kennedy pinned Lance Cade with the Mic Check
Trevor Murdoch pinned Charlie Haas at 6:12
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix with the DDT
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Shawn Michaels pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 20:15 with the superkick
John Cena & Jeff Hardy defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Snitsky when Hardy pinned Snitsky after Cena dropped Snitsky with the FU
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Umaga at 13:18 with the Pedigree

WWE (Raw) @ Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace - May 24, 2008 (18,750)
Super Crazy pinned Charlie Haas with the moonsault
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea when James pinned Lea with the DDT
Ken Kennedy pinned Paul Birchill with the Mic Check
Jeff Hardy pinned Paul London at 14:10 with the Twist of Fate
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Lance Cade after Trevor Murdoch distracted Cade from ringside
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella when Holly pinned Carlito with the Alabama Slam
John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the FU in a streetfight at 16:27
WWE World Champion Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Umaga & Snitsky at 20:19 when Triple H pinned Umaga with the Pedigree and Michaels pinned Snitsky with the superkick; Triple H & Michaels wore luchadore masks for the match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Cheyenne, Wyoming - Taco John's Events Center - May 24, 2008 (1,800; sell out)
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
Cherry defeated Natalya Neidhart
Mark Henry defeated Jamie Noble
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP
The Big Show defeated Edge via disqualification

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Loveland, CO - Budweiser Event Center - May 25, 2008 (matinee) (3,000)
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
Cherry defeated Natalya Neidhart
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore
CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP
The Big Show defeated Mark Henry
The Undertaker pinned Edge in a No DQ match; the stipulation was decided by the fans through a text poll

WWE @ Denver, CO - Pepsi Center - May 26, 2008 (16,524; 13,500 paid; sell out)
Ron Killings defeated Nic Nemeth
Heat - the final episode:
Snitsky defeated Super Crazy
Santino Marella defeated Jim Duggan
Lance Cade defeated Jeff McAllister
Raw - featured an opening video package paying tribute to the American military on Memorial Day; included a backstage promo by Vince McMahon regarding William Regal's firing the previous week and said the audience deserved more and he would show them true appretiation by the end of the night; featured Todd Grisham hosting an in-ring confrontation between WWE World Champion Triple H and Randy Orton regarding their last man standing match at One Night Stand, during which Triple H alleged Orton continued to brag about his victories in order to convince himself he was as good as he thinks while Orton claimed he had surpassed the champion; Triple H ended by saying if he wins at One Night Stand, it would be like the Age of Orton never existed; included McMahon speaking backstage with WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in which Jericho said the fans deserved to see a rematch later in the show between he and Shawn Michaels, with McMahon agreeing; Jericho then offered to update McMahon's theme song, with Cryme Tyme then appearing and taking Regal's possessions from his office to auction them off; during the commercial break, Cryme Tyme auctioned the items off at ringside, with Ron Simmons appearing and saying "Damn;" featured footage of Roddy Piper training Cousin Sal the previous week in Hollywood in preparation for Sal's match the following week against Santino Marella on Smackdown!, during which Jimmy Kimmel showed up to watch and ate popcorn as he requested various made up moves for Piper to put on his cousin; after Sal said he wanted to take a nap, Piper put him out with the sleeper and Kimmel drew a mustache on his face; included WWE Women's Champion Mickie James speaking with McMahon backstage, with Mickie suggesting the WWE do a program with schools to give back to the fans; moments later, John Bradshaw Layfield appeared, compared the divas to escorts, and suggested McMahon cut up the mat after One Night Stand to give back to the fans - then looked at Mickie and claimed he would bloody her "boyfriend" John Cena; featured comments from Pvt. Justin Nickels, Cpl. Ben Eberle, Sgt. Angiene Myers, and Cpt. John Yun in which they sent messages to their loved ones back home; included a backstage segment with Michaels and McMahon in which Michaels said he doubted McMahon's intentions in giving back to the fans; several members of the Denver Bronkos were shown in attendance; featured footage from the recent Mexico tour, with comments from Mickie, Super Crazy, Ken Kennedy, Jeff Hardy, Triple H, Michaels, and fans; included a backstage segment in which Trevor Murdoch sang McMahon's theme song, with McMahon telling him he wanted all the WWE talent and officials out in the arena after the Michaels vs. Jericho match to hear his announcement; featured a video package hyping the Triple H vs. Orton match at One Night Stand, with clips from their No Mercy 07 and Backlash 08 bouts; Sgt. included comments from 1st class David Barrera, 1st Sgt. Steve Harris, 2nd Lt. Joel McMichael, Spec. Timothy Moffitt, and P.O. William Bailey in which they sent messages to loved ones back home; featured a closing in-ring segment in which McMahon announced - as the talent and officials stood on the stage - that the 2008 WWE Draft would be held June 23 and that he would be giving away cash money every week, with McMahon eventually raising the stakes to the sum of $1 million per week:
Melina defeated Jillian Hall via submission at 2:03 with an Indian Death Lock into a bridge and chinlock; prior to the match, it was announced Melina would face Beth Phoenix, who did guest commentary for the match, in an I Quit match at One Night Stand
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick at 3:33 when Holly pinned London with the Alabama Slam as London attempted to skin the cat after knocking Rhodes to the floor; after the bout, Ted Dibiase appeared, said Holly & Rhodes' title run would soon be ending, and then introduced his son - Ted Dibiase Jr.; Dibiase Jr. then appeared and guaranteed he would be a champion in his first match, at their expense (Dibiase Jr.'s surprise TV debut)
John Bradshaw Layfield & Umaga defeated John Cena & Jeff Hardy at 9:33 when JBL pinned Hardy with the Clothesline from Hell after avoiding the Swanton
Ken Kennedy pinned Carlito at 2:43 with the Mic Check; after the bout, Katie Lea appeared and said she took exception to Kennedy getting William Regal fired the week before; with Kennedy distracted, Paul Burchill attacked Kennedy from behind, with Burchill grabbing a mic and saying there would be serious consequences for Kennedy's actions; moments later, Burchill hit the Curb Stomp on Kennedy
Shawn Michaels fought WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho to a double count-out in a non-title match at 9:59 after Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho on Michaels outside the ring; moments later, Jericho shoved the referee aside and attempted to hit Michaels with a steel chair but instead extended his hand and helped Michaels to his feet before walking off
Dark match after the show: WWE World Champion Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton & Umaga

WWE @ Colorado Springs, CO - World Arena - May 27, 2008
Jesse & Festus defeated two unknowns
ECW - featured a video package highlighting the Big Show's ECW World Title win over Rob Van Dam on 7/4/06; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured a video package highlighting CM Punk's ECW World Title win over John Morrison on 9/4/07; included a video package highlighting Chavo Guerrero Jr.'s ECW World Title win over Punk on 1/22/08; featured footage of Taz congratulating Tommy Dreamer after Dreamer won the ECW World Title on 4/22/00, followed by an emotional Dreamer cutting an in-ring promo with the belt; included Lena conducting a backstage interview with Colin Delaney regarding Vince McMahon's million dollar giveaways and the upcoming draft; featured a video package of Morrison winning the ECW World Title at Vengeance 07:
The Big Show pinned Tommy Dreamer with the chokeslam at 2:32; during the bout, it was announced the winner of the Singapore cane match at One Night Stand would receive an ECW World Title shot at Night of Champions
Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Knox with the spin kick to the face at 3:20; late in the bout, Knox bled heavily from the area around his left eye; after the match, Shelton Benjamin, who provided guest commentary, attacked Kingston with Kingston laying him out until Knox dropped Kingston with the corkscrew DDT; after Knox left ringside, the referee ordered Benjamin out of the ring
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) pinned CM Punk at 11:23 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after avoiding Punk's running knee in the corner
ECW World Champion Kane defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin via disqualification in a handicap match at 2:17 when the champions continued to double team Kane; after the bout, Tommy Dreamer, CM Punk, the Big Show, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered, with Show and Kane clearing the ring before facing off with one another
Smackdown! - featured an opening backstage promo by Edge in which he said he would present a look at the Undertaker's career throughout the broadcast and that Taker would appear on The Cutting Edge, marking what Edge said would be Taker's last appearance on Smackdown!; included an in-ring promo by Batista in which he said he would hurt Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand and then issued a challenge to the winner of the Taker / Edge TLC match; moments later, Vickie Guerrero, with Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, interrupted, reminded Batista he might not even remain on Smackdown! because of the WWE Draft, and said all of Smackdown! would look bad if he lost to Michaels; after Batista told her to go backstage and worry about things that don't concer him, Hawkins told Batista to shut his mouth, with Vickie then making a match between Batista & a partner against Hawkins & Ryder; featured highlights of Taker's debut at the 1990 Survivor Series; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with MVP, arguing he was still the best star on Smackdown!, with Jamie Noble then interrupting and saying MVP was blaming everyone but himself for his situation; moments later, the two shared words, with Noble eventually challenging MVP to a match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Hawkins, Ryder, & Vickie in which Noble appeared and asked for a match against MVP, with Vickie giving it to him and all three sending him out of her office; included highlights of Taker throwing Mankind off the roof of Hell in a Cell during the 1998 King fo the Ring; featured highlights of Taker eliminating Michaels to win the 2007 Royal Rumble; included a backstage segment showing Cherry, her face bruised, being checked out by the medic backstage, with Maryse then appearing and making fun of her kicking Cherry in the face the previous week; featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included highlights of Taker winning the World Heavyweight Title from Batista at WrestleMania 23; featured highlights of Edge cashing in the Money in the Bank to beat Taker for the World Heavyweight Title; included a closing in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge in which Edge showed a video preview of his TLC match at One Night Stand, in the style of Indiana Jones; moments later, Edge introduced Taker and then had Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Hawkins & Ryder bring a casket to ringside; moments later, Taker scared Edge to the floor and brawled with La Familia at ringside until gaining the upper hand and setting Chavo up for a chokeslam onto the casket; at that moment, Edge attacked Taker from behind with a steel chair, repeatedly hitting him with the weapon until rolling him into the casket and having it shut; moments later, Edge cut an in-ring promo saying Taker's career would be dead at One Night Stand, then climbed the ladder set up in the ring and looked to the title belt hung from the rafters; the lights then flickered and Taker's gong was sounded, with Taker then appearing at the top of the ladder with Edge; Taker then scared Edge ot the floor before powerbombing Ryder through a table set up inside the ring:
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Elijah Burke in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 5:29
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Chuck Palumbo via disqualification at 4:37 after Palumbo hit Finlay in the face with his chain as the two fought on the floor
CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the Go To Sleep at 2:58; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin was initially in Morrison's corner but was ejected before the match after the referee repeatedly told him to get out of the ring
Batista & the Big Show (mystery partner) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 3:21 when Batista pinned Ryder with the sit-down powerbomb after Show dropped Hawkins with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared with Hawkins & Ryder and, thinking Batista didn't have a partner, made the match a handicap bout; moments later, Batista took the mic and said he did have a partner, with Show then appearing, wheeling Vickie from the stage to backstage, and returning for the match
MVP pinned Jamie Noble at 4:17 with a kick to the head after dropping Noble chest-first across the top rope
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Shannon Moore with the reverse DDT at 1:24
Michelle McCool defeated Maryse (w/ Deuce & Domino) via submission at 2:13 by reversing a half crab into a heel hook after Deuce & Domino became distracted by Cherry on the entrance stage

- 5/29/08: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and wife Dany officially divorced.

One Night Stand 08 - San Diego, CA - Sports Arena - June 1, 2008 (matinee) (10,000; sell out)
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Mick Foley on commentary for Smackdown!, and Mike Adamle & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included footage from earlier in the night of Foley in the empty arena analyzing the upcoming stretcher match between Shawn Michaels and Batista; featured a text poll over who the fans think would win the stretcher match; San Diego Chargers' Shawne Marriman was shown in attendance; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Vince McMahon regarding his $1 million giveaway, during which McMahon named the contest "McMahon's Million Dollar Giveaway;" featured a backstage segment with Batista and Randy Orton in which Orton said the two could be drafted to the same brand in a few weeks and proposed they join forces, with Batista then walking away; included a backstage segment with John Cena and WWE Women's Champion Mickie James, with Mickie suggesting they try submission holds later in the night; moments later, Adamle came out of the bathroom, giving Cena a bottle of JBL's Mamajuana, and doing Cena's "You can't see me" pose; featured the results of the text poll in which 59% of the fans picked Michaels to win the stretcher match:
Jeff Hardy pinned Umaga in a falls count anywhere match at 9:06 after knocking Umaga off a production truck outside the arena and then hitting a Swanton from the top of the truck (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)
The Big Show defeated CM Punk, Tommy Dreamer, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison in a Singapore cane match at 8:56 by pinning Dreamer with one foot on his chest following the chokeslam and a cane shot to the head; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would face ECW World Champion Kane at Night of Champions; during the bout, the San Diego Chargers' Shawne Marriman hit Guerrero with one of the canes moments after Chavo accidentally hit him when Punk moved out of the way; WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin interfered on behalf of Morrison during the match; after the contest, Kane was shown watching backstage
John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield in a first blood match at 14:18 when JBL bled from the mouth after Cena applied the STFU using a steel chain
Beth Phoenix defeated Melina in an I Quit match at 9:07 with a modified Boston Crab and crossface
Batista defeated Shawn Michaels in a stretcher match at 16:55 after hitting a spinebuster onto the steel ring steps in the aisle; Michael Cole & Mick Foley provided commentary for the bout; WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho appeared twice late in the match and attempted to encourage Michaels before he was ejected from ringside; late in the contest, Batista told Michaels "I don't love you and I'm not sorry" before dropping Michaels with the sit-down powerbomb inside the ring
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated Randy Orton in a last man standing match at 13:15 after hitting the challenger in the face with a sledgehammer on the floor; late in the bout, Orton fell to the floor and complained to the referee of breaking his collarbone; after the bout, Orton was tended to by medics
Edge defeated the Undertaker in a TLC match at 23:21 after shoving Taker off the top of the ladder and sending him through several tables set up in the aisle; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would earn the vacant World Heavyweight Title and that Taker would be banned from the WWE if he lost; Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder interfered on be half of Edge at the 17-minute mark and Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely interfered on behalf of Edge at the 21-minute mark; after the contest, Edge, Hawkins, Ryder, Guerrero, & Neely celebrated at the entranceway, with Vickie Guerrero then appearing and hugging the new champion; after they all left ringside, Taker struggled to his feet and walked backstage as the show came to a close (Edge: A Decade of Decadence)

- 6/1/08: John Bradshaw Layfield's wife, financial analyst Meredith Whitney, was rated #38 on the New York Post's "The 50 Most Powerful Women in New York City."

WWE @ Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena - June 2, 2008
Ron Killings defeated Robbie McAllister
Super Crazy defeated Joey Ryan
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Charlie Haas & Snitsky
Raw - included the announcement that Randy Orton broke his clavicle during the previous night's last man standing match against WWE World Champion Triple H; featured an in-ring promo by Triple H regarding his win over Orton, Orton's injury, and not knowing who his next challenger would be; John Cena then appeared and challenged Triple H to a title match, with Triple H accepting; moments later, Jeff Hardy came out, said they weren't the only two from Raw to win their matches at the pay-per-view, and that he was also in the running for the belt; after Triple H said he didn't care who the challenger was, Hardy proposed a match with Cena to determine the top contender, with Cena agreeing; moments later, Vince McMahon appeared and said what the fans wanted were details on how they could win $1 million cash and then passed off Hardy's idea as his own; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft June 23; featured McMahon, accompanied by armed and plain clothed security, putting the $1 million into a clear case on the stage and then said the only way to win the money would be to register at WWE.com; he then said his intention behind giving the money away was to attract more people to WWE - both those that used to watch and those that never have before; McMahon referred to those that wouldn't be caught dead watching WWE as elitists and snobs and said the WWE fans represented a cross-section of America; included a backstage segment in which WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes argued over Rhodes knowing Roddy Piper would be the guest timekeeper for their match and it ended up costing them their match; after Holly stormed off, Ted Dibiase Jr. appeared and said he was three weeks away from picking a partner to take Holly & Rhodes' titles; featured Jim Ross, from the broadcast booth, conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho about his encouraging Shawn Michaels the night before at One Night Stand, during which Jericho said he would be defending the title more frequently and dedicated his match later in the show against John Bradshaw Layfield to Michaels; included a segment on the stage of Cryme Tyme trying to get close to McMahon's $1 million; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included a video package highlighting the Undertaker vs. Edge TLC match at One Night Stand; featured a backstage segment with WWE Women's Champion Mickie James and Cena in which Cena apologized for the comments Mickie had received about hanging out with him as of late, during which Cena handed her a pair of her panties she left behind the night before:
Ken Kennedy defeated Umaga via count-out at 2:06 after Umaga missed a splash from the apron to the commentary table, hurting his injured ribs in the process; prior to the bout, Kennedy challenged Paul Burchill to face him, following Burchill's attack on Kennedy the week before; moments later, Burchill and Katie Lea appeared, with Burchill saying he had to prepare for Katie's in-ring debut later in the show but had picked a suitable opponent for Kennedy to face in his place, then brought out Umaga; Umaga's ribs were heavily taped for the match; after the bout, Burchill jumped Kennedy from behind
Carlito & Santino Marella defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes in a non-title match at 2:18 when Carlito pinned Holly with a roll over after Carlito kicked Holly - behind the referee's back as Holly attempted the Alabama Slam - as the referee was distracted by guest timekeeper Roddy Piper on the floor; after the commercial break, Carlito and Santino spoke backstage, with Todd Grisham then interviewing Santino about his win and upcoming match on Smackdown! against Cousin Sal
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated John Bradshaw Layfield via disqualification at 5:19 when JBL shoved the referee on the floor after grabbing a steel chair; after the bout, Jericho stole the chair away and almost hit JBL with it but, much like the week before with Shawn Michaels, opted not to and walked off
Beth Phoenix & Katie Lea defeated WWE Women's Champion Mickie James & Melina at 3:40 when Katie pinned Mickie after Phoenix shoved Mickie face-first to the mat behind the referee's back; after the bout, Paul Burchill came out and congratulated Katie's win from the floor until he was attacked from behind by Ken Kennedy, with Kennedy jumping Burchill in the ring until Burchill kicked him away and slid out of the ring
Lance Cade pinned Trevor Murdoch with a sit-down spinebuster at 2:20 (Murdoch's debut with new entrance music)
John Cena pinned Jeff Hardy at 13:44 with the FU after catching Hardy coming off the top with a crossbody, rolling through, and then lifting Hardy up off the mat; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender to the WWE World Title; after the bout, WWE World Champion Triple H appeared on the entrance stage, with he and Cena coming face to face after Cena made his way up the ramp and Triple H holding the title belt up in the air as the show came to a close (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)

WWE @ Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center - June 3, 2008 (10,000)
MVP pinned Jamie Noble with the running kick
ECW - featured an opening backstage segment in which movers were seen taking things from Armando Estrada's office; when Estrada arrived and questioned them, they said they were only doing what the general manager told them to do; after saying he was the GM, Teddy Long appeared; included a backstage segment with Long and Estrada in which Estrada read a letter from the board of directors that named Long the new ECW GM, with Long then making a match between Estrada and WWE US Champion Matt Hardy for later in the show; featured an ad for Mr. McMahon's Million Dollar Mania and info on how to register at WWE.com; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured a backstage segment with Long and Estrada in which Estrada begged Long to keep him around long enough for the draft, with the hopes he would be traded; Long then said Estrada would have to earn a contract and would continue to wrestle on the show, just not as a contracted superstar; after Long left, Ron Simmons appeared and said "Damn," referring to Estrada's bad luck; included footage from a press conference held earlier in the day in Los Angeles regarding Raw's million dollar giveaway, with appearances from Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, and Maria; featured an ad promoting the WWE draft on June 23:
CM Punk defeated Tommy Dreamer, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison at 5:07 by pinning Guerrero with the Go To Sleep after Guerrero hit the frog splash on Dreamer; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would face ECW World Champion Kane later in the show in a non-title match; prior to the bout, it was announced the Big Show sustained a cracked orbital bone and eight stitches above his left eye as a result of the Singapore cane match at One Night Stand
Shelton Benjamin defeated Matt Sydal via count-out at 3:40 after Benjamin lifted Sydal up for a powerbomb on the floor and threw him into Kofi Kingston, who provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Kingston attacked Benjamin in the ring before the fight went to the floor, with Benjamin then throwing Kingston into the ring steps
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Armando Estrada in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 1:03; after the bout, Teddy Long appeared and said he was giving Estrada another chance to show he's worth the money in his contract and then brought out Colin Delaney to face Estrada in a second match
Colin Delaney (w/ WWE US Champion Matt Hardy) pinned Armando Estrada by reversing a reverse suplex into a roll over and grabbing the tights for leverage at the 26-second mark; after the match, Delaney celebrated in the ring with Hardy
ECW World Champion Kane pinned CM Punk in a non-title match with the chokeslam; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an uninterrupted version of the show airing the following day on WWE.com at 4 p.m.; after the match, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin attacked Kane and Punk, knocking Punk to the floor and double teaming the champion
Smackdown! - featured an opening in-ring segment with Vickie Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder - drinking champagne - in which Vickie introduced Edge as the new World Heavyweight Champion; after appearing, Edge thanked La Familia for their support and bragged over his win at One Night Stand over the Undertaker, ending Taker's career in the process; moments later, as Edge attempted a toast to Taker's memory, the lights went out; when they came back on, Edge admitted it was a joke on his part; Vickie then announced that her and Edge's wedding would take place July 11; the other members of La Familia then doused Edge with champagne to celebrate, with Batista appearing, insulting both Edge and Vickie, and challenging Edge to a title match; Vickie responded by having Hawkins, Ryder, Chavo, & Edge face Batista and two partners of Vickie's choosing later in the show, with the stipulation that if he lost he wouldn't get a title shot; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft June 23; featured an in-ring promo by the Big Show, his left eye heavily bruised, regarding his win at One Night Stand and earning an ECW World Title shot at Night of Champions in the process; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and showed footage of Show sustaining his injury and of it being stitched up; moments later, Show challenged Henry to a fight but Henry laughed it off and refused to get in the ring; included a backstage segment showing Roddy Piper preparing Cousin Sal for his upcoming match with Santino Marella; featured footage from the recent GI Film Festival in which WWE was recognized for their efforts; the segment featured comments from John Ratzenberger and Ric Flair, who accepted on behalf of the WWE; producer Rick Rubin was shown in attendance for the show; included a backstage segment with Vickie, Cherry, Kelly Kelly, Victoria, Natalya Neidhart, Michelle McCool, Layla, and Maryse in which Vickie said Smackdown! would soon have its own Women's Title; she then said a match would take place later in the show to determine one of the women who would compete for the title; featured footage from Cousin Sal's birthday party, which was interrupted by Marella, and of Piper appearing on Raw after Marella confronted Sal; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured an ad promoting McMahon's Million Dollar Mania beginning the following week on Raw; included a backstage segment in which WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin kept Hornswoggle's hat away from him until Finlay appeared, with Hornswoggle then spraying the tag team champions with a water gun; featured a backstage segment with La Familia, during which Edge asked Chavo to be his best man at the wedding; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured footage from a press conference held earlier in the day in Los Angeles regarding Raw's million dollar giveaway, with appearances from Vince McMahon, Triple H, John Cena, and Maria; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his upcoming match:
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Chuck Palumbo in a Belfast Brawl at 4:45 after hitting Palumbo with his own chain after Palumbo became distracted by Hornswoggle; after the bout, MVP was shown watching the show from the skybox
The Great Khali defeated Deuce & Domino in a handicap match at 1:49 by pinning Domino after hitting the two-handed choke throw on each
Cousin Sal (w/ Roddy Piper & Jimmy Kimmel) pinned Santino Marella at 3:22 with a roll up after Kimmel tripped Marella behind the referee's back; Sal used Huey Lewis & the News' "Workin for a Living" as his theme song for the match; prior to the bout, Sara Silverman was shown sitting in the front row; Sal wore a kilt to the ring before the contest; after the match, Marella attacked Sal from behind and cornered Kimmel until Piper knocked him to the floor; after the commercial break, Eve conducted a backstage interview with Kimmel and Sal regarding the win, with Kimmel answering all Sal's questions before introducing the Big Show as Sal's next opponent; Sal then put Kimmel in a headlock until Show carried him away
Natalya defeated Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, Layla, and Michelle McCool in a Golden Star on a pole match at 2:25 after knocking Victoria and Michelle off the turnbuckle; pre-match stipulations stated the winner would be one of the two women to compete for the newly-created Smackdown! Women's Title
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with a belly to belly suplex at 2:02
Batista, Colin Delaney, Sho Funaki, & Nunzio (mystery partners) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge (w/ Vickie Guerrero), Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 13:56 when Batista pinned Ryder with the sit-down powerbomb after kicking him as he came off the turnbuckle; pre-match stipulations stated Batista would not receive a title shot against Edge if his team lost
Dark match after the taping: Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Vickie Guerrero in a handicap match by pinning Edge after a low blow; after the bout, Batista press slammed Vickie to the floor, onto Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, & Chavo Guerrero Jr. who were at ringside

- 6/5/08: D-Lo Brown signed a contract to rejoin the WWE.

WWE (Raw) @ Redding, CA - Convention Center - June 7, 2008 (2,000; 100 short of a sell out)
During the show, fans were picked out of the crowd to be guest seconds and referees; to tie into McMahon's Million Dollar Mania, the fans were paid $200 for their efforts
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
Lance Cade defeated Trevor Murdoch
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea defeated Super Crazy in a handicap match
Jeff Hardy defeated Snitsky
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Jim Duggan
John Cena defeated John Bradshaw Layfield
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated Umaga

WWE @ Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center - June 7, 2008 (6,000)
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Jason Styles & Brian Cage; Cage had to be helped backstage after the match after sustaining an injury
ECW - featured a backstage segment in which a blonde woman known as Tiffany was shown in Teddy Long's office, with Armando Estrada then appearing and trying to impress the girl until Long came into the office; Long then said Estrada would get a WWE contract if he could beat Finlay later in the show; included an ad promoting the WWE draft June 23; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide; featured an in-ring promo by Mark Henry regarding his recent confrontation with the Big Show and then called Show out; after Show appeared, Henry congratulated him on his win at One Night Stand and said if Show were to win the ECW World Title from Kane then he wanted the first title shot; Henry then asked to shake Show's hand, with Show shaking it before giving Henry a warning, with Henry then leaving ringside; Show then cut a promo that he would win the title at Night of Champions; as Show left ringside, Kane appeared for his scheduled match, with the two men coming face to face before Show let Kane pass:
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (Matt Sydal) defeated Mike Knox & Shelton Benjamin at 4:25 when Bourne pinned Knox with a springboard missile dropkick as Knox was down on the mat; prior to the bout, Bourne cut an insert promo on his history as a wrestler and now being in the WWE (Sydal's debut as Bourne)
Victoria defeated Kelly Kelly via referee's decision at 3:56 when referee Scott Armstrong stopped the match after Victoria shoved Kelly off the apron as she had a headscissors applied on the apron, with Kelly hitting the floor face-first
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned Armando Estrada with the Celtic Cross at the 51-second mark; after the bout, Teddy Long appeared and gave Estrada another chance to prove himself by facing Colin Delaney, with Finlay then hitting Estrada with the shillalagh
Colin Delaney pinned Armando Estrada with a DDT at the 9-second mark; after the bout, Finlay congratulated Delaney on the win; moments later, Teddy Long told Estrada he would have one more chance to prove himself by facing Hornswoggle
Hornswoggle (w/ Finlay & Colin Delaney) pinned Armando Estrada with the frog splash at the 7-second mark; after the bout, as Finlay, Hornswoggle, and Delaney celebrated, Finlay hit Delaney with the shillalagh and then continued to celebrate
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated ECW World Champion Kane & CM Punk at 11:20 when Morrison pinned Punk with a kick to Punk's injured ribs and the Moonlight Drive as Mizanin prevented Kane from breaking the cover; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen advertised an uninterrupted version of the show airing the following day on WWE.com at 4 p.m.
Smackdown! - 6/13/08 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Vickie Guerrero signed the contract for the World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Batista match at Night of Champions before informing Batista he would have to wrestle one more match in order to receive the title shot and it would be against the Great Khali; Batista agreed, signed the document, and left ringside until Vickie announced that a stipulation of the contract read Batista would be banned from the WWE if he didn't beat Khali later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is watched by more than 15 million people each week in the US; featured highlights of Batista winning the 2005 Royal Rumble; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Edge regarding Batista's match with Khali later in the show and facing Edge at Night of Champions, during which CM Punk interrupted, congratulated Edge on his wedding July 11, and showed off his Money in the Bank, implying he would cash in his title shot during Edge's wedding; included a backstage segment with Edge, Vickie, wedding planner Alicia Fox, and MVP in which Edge complained to Vickie about Punk's challenge before MVP asked for his contract to be renegotiated; Vickie said she would be willing to look at the contract if MVP could take care of Punk; featured an ad for registering for McMahon's Million Dollar Mania at WWE.com; included a video package on Khali; featured an ad promoting the WWE draft June 23; included footage of Edge winning the title at One Night Stand and banning the Undertaker from the WWE; featured footage of Batista winning the World Heavyweight Title from Triple H at WrestleMania 21; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 23 languages to more than 130 nations worldwide; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Vladimir Kozlov with Kozlov replying to her question in Russian; included footage of Batista winning the World Heavyweight Title from Booker T at the 2006 Survivor Series; featured footage of Khali assaulting Batista with the head vice in Sept. 2007; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) pinned Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) with a roll up at 5:24 after Finlay became distracted by Mizanin going after Hornswoggle on the floor
Mark Henry pinned Tommy Dreamer with the powerslam at 2:30; prior to the bout, Henry cut a promo on the Big Show, during which he showed a photo of Show's bruised face after One Night Stand and then an altered version which symbolized what Show would look like if he were to face Henry
Cherry pinned Maryse at 2:42 with a hammerlock DDT
MVP defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 18:43 when referee Charles Robinson turned around to find Punk holding his Money in the Bank briefcase after kneeing it into MVP's face as MVP attempted to use it as a weapon behind the referee's back
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 3:25; prior to the bout, Chavo Guerrero Jr., with Bam Neely, cut an in-ring promo announcing he would be Edge's best man for the wedding and then introduced Hardy as the man he would challenge at Night of Champions; after the contest, Guerrero, who remained ringside with Neely, announced Hardy as the winner and the man that would lose the US title at the pay-per-view
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino at 3:56 when Festus pinned Domino with a sit-down splash after an uppercut; after the bout, Deuce & Domino argued over the loss with the two coming to blows until Domino left ringside
Batista pinned the Great Khali with the spear at 5:12; early in the bout, Vickie Guerrero and World Heavyweight Champion Edge appeared on the entrance stage to watch the match; late in the bout, Batista kicked out of the two-handed choke throw; pre-match stipulations stated Batista would be banned from the WWE if he lost
Dark match after the taping: Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Great Khali in a handicap match by pinning Edge with the sit-down powerbomb

WWE @ Stockton, CA - Arena - June 8, 2008 (4,500; sell out)
During the show, fans were picked out of the crowd to be guest seconds and referees; to tie into McMahon's Million Dollar Mania, the fans were paid $200 for their efforts
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Carlito & Santino Marella
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Jim Duggan with his feet on the ropes for leverage
Brian Kendrick pinned Snitsky; after the bout, Snitsky attacked Kendrick
Paul Birchill & Katie Lea defeated Super Crazy in a handicap match
Lance Cade pinned Trevor Murdoch
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Jeff Hardy with the Code Breaker; Jericho worked heel as the match progressed
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix
John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Umaga in a No DQ match with the Pedigree after hitting the challenger with the sledgehammer; the stipulation was decided by the fans through a text poll, beating out a Best 2 out of 3 falls match and falls count anywhere match

WWE @ San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion - June 8, 2008
Elijah Burke defeated Sho Funaki
ECW - 6/17/08 - featured WWE.com exclusive video of Layla dancing during the first commercial break; included an ad promoting the WWE draft the following Monday; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Tiffany, Finlay, & Hornswoggle in which Finlay & Hornswoggle signed their contract to face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at Night of Champions; moments later, Mizanin appeared and protested the title match, with Finlay then knocking him onto a couch with the shellalagh; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read ECW is the highest rated show on the Sci-Fi Network among all key demographics:
Hornswoggle pinned Armando Estrada at 2:03 with the frog splash after Finlay interfered from underneath the ring; after the match, Tazz interviewed Finlay at ringside about what's under the ring
Evan Bourne pinned Matt Striker with a Shooting Star Press at 2:34; after the bout, Mike Knox attacked Bourne
Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Knox via disqualification at 2:54 when Shelton Benjamin interfered and brawled with Kingston; moments later, Benjamin accidentally kicked Knox in the face when Kingston moved; after Kingston left ringside, Knox argued with Benjamin over the miscommunication
CM Punk pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion John Morrison with the Go To Sleep at 7:22; after the bout, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin appeared - covering his swollen face - announced Morrison as still one half of the tag team champions and said he and Morrison would remain the title holders after Night of Champions
Smackdown! - 6/20/08 - featured an opening segment of the VIP Lounge in which MVP discussed the upcoming WWE Draft and said, without mentioning her name, that Vickie Guerrero was holding him back on Smackdown!; moments later, Vickie was wheeled out by Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder to respond; MVP then brought up his win the previous week over CM Punk, something Vickie asked him to do, and said that when his agent called to renegotiate his contract he was told Vickie wasn't available; MVP then said he was feeling like Vickie didn't want him on Smackdown!, with Vickie then putting him in a match with ECW World Champion Kane; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read that WWE DVD releases in 2007 reached #1 on the Sports DVD charts 15 times, with the WrestleMania 23 DVD being the top selling of the year; featured a backstage segment in which Vickie, with Edge, confronted referee Charles Robinson and claimed he had been biased against Edge and Chavo Guerrero Jr.; as punishment, Vickie said Robinson would be in a match later in the show; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft the coming Monday; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included a backstage segment in which Chavo wished Robinson good luck on his upcoming match; featured a video package highlighting WWE's efforts with the Make A Wish Foundation, with footage of 50 Wish children in attendance at WrestleMania 24 and footage of the children with Rey Mysterio Jr., John Cena, Steve Austin, Michelle McCool, Linda McMahon, and others; included footage of Finlay hitting WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin with his shillelagh during Tuesday's ECW:
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Bam Neely (w/ Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in a non-title match with the Twist of Fate at 6:32; during the final moments of the match, Chavo was ejected by referee Charles Robinson for trying to interfere; after the commercial break, Guerrero, with Neely, complained to World Heavyweight Champion Edge backstage, during which Edge said Vickie made a match between himself and Hardy for the following week and she would take care of Robinson for his ejecting Chavo; in return for facing Hardy the following week, Edge had Chavo face Batista later in the show
Michelle McCool defeated Layla via submission with a heel hook at 4:01; Natalya Neidhart appeared on the entrance stage mid-way through to watch the match
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Jamie Noble at 3:42 with a headbutt to the chest as Noble jumped off the middle turnbuckle
ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP via count-out in a non-title match at 6:57 when MVP opted not to get back in the ring after being knocked to the floor with a clothesline; after the match, Mark Henry appeared and hit the powerslam on the champion inside the ring
The Great Khali (mystery opponent) defeated Charles Robinson via KO with the head vice after landing the chop to the head at 1:26; prior to the match, Robinson attempted to run backstage but was cut off by Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, who punched Robinson and threw him back into the ring; after the bout, Robinson was fitted with a neckbrace and taken backstage on a stretcher
Jesse & Festus defeated Deuce & Domino at 1:39 when Festus pinned Domino with a fireman's carry into a face-first slam; after the bout, Deuce hit a running boot to the face on Domino as Domino attempted to get to his feet; moments later, Deuce dropped his and Domino's leather jackets on his partner's face
Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ WWE Smackdown! Tag Team John Morrison) with the Celtic Cross at 4:39 after Mizanin & Morrison became distracted by Hornswoggle on the floor; Morrison provided guest commentary for the match until late in the match
Batista defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) via count-out at 5:37 when guest referee, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, gave Batista a fast count as Batista confronted an interfering Neely on the floor; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared on the stage and said since Charles Robinson couldn't referee the match as scheduled, she named Edge as the stand-in official; Vickie remained on the stage for the duration of the match; pre-match stipulations stated Batista couldn't touch Edge during the match or he would forfeit his title match at Night of Champions; after the contest, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, Chavo, Neely, and Edge ganged up on Batista, with Edge eventually hitting the spear on Batista after the other men held Batista in place

- 6/9/08: Only weeks after his win at WrestleMania 24, Floyd Mayweather announced his retirement from boxing.

- 6/9/08: Jimmy Wang Yang (James Yun) was suspended for 30 days for violating the Wellness Policy.

WWE @ Oakland, CA - ORACLE Arena - June 9, 2008 (8,500)
The return to Oakland after a 5-year absence
Bryan Danielson pinned Lance Cade at around the 10-minute mark with Cattle Mutilation
Raw - featured the announcement that "WWE Universe" was the password for McMahon's Million Dollar Mania; included Vince McMahon calling someone to offer them $200,000 and getting the ringtone to the tune of Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up;" after hanging up and trying again, McMahon gave the money to Daniel Premise from Twenty Nine Palms, CA; several members of the Oakland Raiders were shown in attendance; featured McMahon calling Justin Black and awarding him $75,000; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured a backstage segment with John Cena and WWE World Champion Triple H regarding their upcoming match at Night of Champions; included Charlie Haas assisting McMahon as he tried several times to make a call, with the line ultimately being busy; Haas then dialed Donna Rose and awarded her $50,000, with McMahon offering Donna $100 for every diva Haas kissed; Maria then appeared, with Haas kissing her and McMahon offering to up the prize if he kissed another diva, with Mae Young then appearing; as Mae kissed Haas, Ron Simmons appeared and said "Damn;" featured a backstage promo by John Bradshaw Layfield in which he said none of the fans deserved McMahon's money but Cena deserved the beating he was about to receive; included an ad promoting the WWE Draft June 23; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 23 languages to more than 130 nations; featured the announcement ECW World Champion Kane would team with someone to face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin the following night on ECW; included McMahon asking Lilian Garcia to stand up, gave her measurements, added them up to get 98, and then called Stephanie Green and gave her $98,000; featured Shawn Michaels as a guest of the Highlight Reel in which WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pointed out that Michaels is adored no matter what he does while he himself is booed for no apparent reason; moments later, Jericho clotheslined Michaels, with the two men rolling around and brawling until Jericho landed a low blow and threw Michaels head-first into the flat screen TV on his set; Jericho then left ringside as Michaels was tended to in the ring; included a video package highlighting WWE's efforts with the Make A Wish Foundation, with footage of 50 Wish children in attendance at WrestleMania 24 and footage of the children with Rey Mysterio Jr., John Cena, Steve Austin, Michelle McCool, Linda McMahon, and others; featured Jillian Hall and Trevor Murdoch in an in-ring sing off before McMahon called Sarah Fuhrmann and awarded her $2; moments later, McMahon called Joshua Smith in Long Beach, MS and gave him $200,000, with Joshua cussing in excitement; the on-air audio was cut off when he said it; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw is the most-watched regularly scheduled program on US cable TV; featured a closing segment in which McMahon thanked the fans and the USA Network, announced he would give another $1 million the following week, and then called Steve Rosenzweig and awarding him $250,000:
Ken Kennedy pinned Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea) at 3:13 with the Mic Check; after the bout, Katie slapped Kennedy inside the ring, with Burchill then attacking Kennedy from behind and dropping him with the Twisted Sister
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Beth Phoenix in a non-title match at 2:30 with a Thesz Press off the top; after the bout, Phoenix attacked Mickie until Melina appeared, attacked Beth, and dropped her with a facebuster from the top
John Cena pinned John Bradshaw Layfield at 10:08 with an inside cradle; WWE World Champion Triple H provided guest commentary for the match; after the bout, Triple H stood on the broadcast table and held the title belt in the air at Cena, with Cena then getting on the table as well to come face to face with the champion; Triple H then stepped off the table but tripped Cena, causing him to fall
Umaga & Snitsky defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes in a non-title match at 3:04 when Umaga pinned Rhodes with the thumb strike to the throat; after the bout, Ted Dibiase Jr. appeared on the stage and said ever since he issued a challenge to the champions they've been losing; he then said he and his mystery partner would have the titles at Night of Champions
Cryme Tyme defeated Carlito & Santino Marella at 3:22 when Shad pinned Santino with a modified side Russian legsweep; prior to the bout, footage was shown from the previous week's Smackdown! of Cousin Sal beating Marella; after the contest, Vince McMahon invited Cryme Tyme to the stage, said he would give $250,000 after the main event, and had them help him call Will Frank and award him $51,998
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE World Champion Triple H via count-out in a non-title match at 8:24 when John Cena, who provided guest commentary for the match, pulled the champion off the apron, moments after Triple H hiptossed Hardy onto Cena at ringside; after the contest, Triple H and Cena confronted each other at ringside, with Hardy eventually hitting a plancha onto both men

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Auckland, New Zealand - Vector Arena - June 11, 2008 (8,500)
Featured an opening segment in which Shane McMahon appeared and said that while Undertaker lost his match at One Night Stand, he had spoken with Vickie Guerrero and the two agreed to have Taker on the tour; included Bushwhacker Butch and Tony Garea as guests of the VIP Lounge, with MVP eventually sustaining the battering ram
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle; after the bout, the challengers used the shillelagh and water gun on Morrison & Mizanin
CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
The Undertaker & ECW World Champion Kane defeated the Great Khali & Mark Henry when Taker pinned Henry after Taker and Kane hit simultaneous chokeslams
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Shannon Moore
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Batista by hitting him with the title belt after Bam Neely and Chavo Guerrero Jr. interfered; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and dropped Edge with the tombstone

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Christchurch, New Zealand - Westpac Arena - June 12, 2008
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle
The Great Khali defeated Sho Funaki & Shannon Moore in a handicap match
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jamie Noble
Michelle McCool defeated Natalya Neidhart
CM Punk defeated Chuck Palumbo
The Undertaker, Batista, & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Mark Henry, & MVP

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena - June 13, 2008 (16,000; sell out)
CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jamie Noble & Shannon Moore in a handicap match
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated Chuck Palumbo
The Undertaker & ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP & Mark Henry when Taker pinned MVP with the tombstone
The Great Khali defeated Sho Funaki
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification when Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Bam Neely interfered; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and dropped Edge with the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena - June 14, 2008 (4,000)
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme and Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Jim Duggan
Trevor Murdoch defeated Charlie Haas
Super Crazy defeated Santino Marella
Jeff Hardy defeated Lance Cade
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix
Shawn Michaels defeated Snitsky
John Cena defeated Umaga in a No DQ match

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Adelaide, Australia - Entertainment Centre - June 14, 2008
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jamie Noble & Shannon Moore
CM Punk defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria & Natalya Neidhart
Finlay pinned the Great Khali after a low blow from Hornswoggle and using the shillelagh as a weapon
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Chuck Palumbo
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
The Undertaker & ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP & Mark Henry when Taker pinned MVP with the tombstone
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification when Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Bam Neely interfered; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and dropped Edge with the tombstone

WWE (Raw) @ Ogden, UT - Golden Spike Event Center - June 15, 2008

- 6/15/08: A McMahon's Million Dollar Mania press conference was held at Times Square's Hard Rock Cafe, with appearances from Vince McMahon, John Cena, WWE World Champion Triple H, Maria, and contest winners Steve Rosenzweig and Sarah Fuhrmann.

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena - June 15, 2008 (16,000; sell out)
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned MVP
Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly defeated Victoria & Natalya Neidhart
CM Punk defeated Shelton Benjamin
Mark Henry defeated Jamie Noble
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle when Morrison pinned Finlay
Kofi Kingston defeated Chuck Palumbo
The Undertaker & ECW World Champion Kane defeated the Great Khali, Chavo Guerrero Jr., & Bam Neely in a handicap match when Taker pinned Guerrero with the tombstone
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Shannon Moore
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification when Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Bam Neely interfered; during the contest, Edge attempted to leave ringside until Shane McMahon appeared and threatened to strip him of the title if he didn't continue the match; after the bout, the Undertaker appeared and dropped Edge with the tombstone

WWE @ Salt Lake City, UT - E-Center - June 16, 2008 (matinee) (11,000; sell out)
Paul London & Brian Kendrick defeated Santino Marella & Snitsky
Ron Killings defeated Mike Matson
Raw - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he compared his upcoming match with WWE World Champion Triple H at Night of Champions to Hulk Hogan slamming Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III and Shawn Michaels winning the WWE World Title at WrestleMania XII; moments later, Triple H appeared and warned Cena over his costing Triple H a match against Jeff Hardy the previous week and said things have changed since Cena beat him at WrestleMania 22; Cena then responded by saying until Triple H beats him, despite having the title, he is nothing; after Triple H continued to make fun of Cena, Cena shoved the champion with the two men almost coming to blows until Vince McMahon interrupted to make sure the two men saved their fight for the pay-per-view; McMahon then announced the password as "Watch Raw & Win" as security guards appeared with McMahon's $1,000,000; McMahon then said Cena would face Umaga in the opening match and it would be a streetfight; Triple H then wished Cena good luck and said he hoped Cena doesn't get hurt; included McMahon calling Denzel Parker from Virginia Beach, VA and awarding him $125,000, but only after getting Parker to bark like a dog; featured an ad promoting the next week's 3-hour WWE draft episode; included McMahon calling Michael Layva in Monroe, NC and awarding him $100,000; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" included Jim Duggan, dressed in a tux and with his 2x4 wearing a tux, helping McMahon call a man to award him $50,000; the call went to voice mail, with McMahon letting the man know he blew it by not picking up; moments later, Duggan dialed a second number - with a DX ringtone - and Jesse Jordan in Bethel, OH won the money instead; Jordan then did a Duggan impression to end the call; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read there were over 300 live events in 2007, including 75 international shows; included McMahon calling Kyle Mathisen in Hoyt Lakes, MN and awarding him $175,000; featured an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho regarding his attack on Shawn Michaels the previous week, during which Jericho blamed the crowd for his actions; after challenging Michaels to come out, and he didn't, Jericho called Michaels a coward until Ric Flair appeared; after the commercial break, Flair challenged Jericho to fight him in the parking lot, with Jericho following him backstage; after Jericho went to open the exit door, he was met by Triple H; moments later, Triple H said he wanted to fight Jericho, with Jericho then walking away (Flair's first appearance in 3 months); after the commercial break, Flair met with Triple H backstage until McMahon appeared and had Flair kicked out of the building by security since he was retired; McMahon then ordered Triple H to face Jericho later in the show; included McMahon calling Becky Carmon in Advance, NC and awarding her $16 instead of the expected larger figure; featured McMahon calling Alana Ayres in Westmont, IL and awarding her $174,984; included an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; featured McMahon calling Peter Maurer in Bloomville, NY and awarding him $75,000; included the announcement Finlay & Hornswoggle would face WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at Night of Champions; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Cena in which Cena wished Triple H good luck in his main event match and said he doesn't get hurt; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has published 40 books since 1999, 22 of which have been on the New York Times' Best Seller list and three reached the #1 spot; featured McMahon calling Frank Turbeville in Haddon Township, NJ and awarding him $300,000:
John Cena pinned Umaga in a streetfight at 10:28 with the FU as Umaga attempted to hit him with the steel ringsteps
Maria defeated Eve, Jillian Hall, Lena, Layla, Melina, and Maryse in a bikini contest; Charlie Haas was the guest MC for the contest
Jeff Hardy pinned Carlito with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 5:49 after avoiding the Back Stabber
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at the 12-second mark when Holly pinned JTG with a roll up after Cryme Tyme became distracted by Ted Dibiase Jr. at ringside
Paul Burchill & Katie Lea defeated Ken Kennedy & WWE Women's Champion Mickie James at 4:06 when Katie pinned Mickie with a modified backbreaker after avoiding a move off the top
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:44 when Lance Cade attacked Triple H on the floor as the champion and Jericho fought outside the ring; after the bout, John Cena attempted to make the save until he and Triple H began fighting each other, with Jericho and Cade laying them out as the show came to a close

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Newscastle, Australia - Entertainment Centre - June 16, 2008
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Shelton Benjamin at the 5-minute mark with the chokeslam
CM Punk defeated Chuck Palumbo
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Jamie Noble & Sho Funaki
Michelle McCool defeated Natalya Neidhart
Finlay defeated the Great Khali
Kofi Kingston defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Shannon Moore
The Undertaker, Batista, & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Mark Henry, & MVP when Taker pinned Edge with the tombstone

WWE (Smackdown! & ECW) @ Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre - June 17, 2008
CM Punk defeated Jamie Noble and Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Michelle McCool & Kelly Kelly defeated Natalya Neidhart & Victoria
The Great Khali defeated Shannon Moore
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated Chuck Palumbo
The Undertaker & Kane defeated MVP & Mark Henry
Vladimir Kozlov defeated Sho Funaki
Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification

- 6/18/08: WWE officially opened an office in Tokyo.

WWE (Raw) @ Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center - June 20, 2008
Jim Duggan and Maria hosted the show and gave out $250 cash prizes for various questions asked to the audience
Ken Kennedy defeated Charlie Haas
Lance Cade pinned Trevor Murdoch
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Super Crazy via submission with the Million $ Dream
Beth Phoenix defeated Melina
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (w/ a fan from the crowd in their corner) defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick when Holly pinned London with the Alabama Slam
Jeff Hardy pinned Paul Burchill
Shawn Michaels pinned Snitsky with the superkick
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated John Cena and Umaga in a No DQ match by pinning Umaga with the Pedigree after Cena dropped Umaga with the FU and Triple H knocked Cena to the floor; fans chose the stipulation at the begining of the show over a Best 2 out of 3 falls match and a falls count anywhere match

- 6/20/08: "Get Smart," starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, opened in US theaters. The film also featured the Great Khali.

WWE @ Albuquerque, NM - The Pit - June 21, 2008
Jeff Hardy pinned Snitsky
Paul Burchill defeated Jim Duggan
Ken Kennedy defeated Charlie Haas
Lance Cade defeated Trevor Murdoch
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Super Crazy
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick; London & Kendrick worked the match as heels
Beth Phoenix defeated Melina
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Shawn Michaels with a roll up after Lance Cade distracted Michaels from the floor
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated John Cena and Umaga in a No DQ match by pinning Umaga with the Pedigree after Cena dropped Umaga with the FU and Triple H knocked Cena to the floor; fans chose the stipulation at the begining of the show over a Best 2 out of 3 falls match and a falls count anywhere match

WWE @ Amarillo, TX - Civic Center - June 22, 2008
Jeff Hardy defeated Snitsky
Paul Burchill defeated Jim Duggan
Ken Kennedy defeated Charlie Haas
Lance Cade defeated Trevor Murdoch
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Super Crazy
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated Brian Kendrick & Paul London
Melina defeated Beth Phoenix
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Shawn Michaels
WWE World Champion Triple H defeated Umaga and John Cena

WWE @ San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center - June 23, 2008 (announced as 15,183; 12,000; sell out)
Shad Gaspard defeated Domino
Raw - 3-hour WWE Draft - featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, Michael Cole & Mick Foley on commentary for Smackdown!, and Mike Adamle & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included the announcement that "Night of Champions" would be the password for McMahon's Million Dollar Mania; featured Vince McMahon announcing he would award 5 people $100,000 each and then another person $500,000; moments later, he had Kelly Kelly come out and help him call Crystal Vega in Bronx, NY - with McMahon initially saying she lost because he misheard her - but then awarded her $100,000, with Kelly then dancing; included a backstage segment with Rey Mysterio Jr. and WWE World Champion Triple H in which Triple H welcomed Mysterio to Raw, with John Cena then appearing and arguing over their altercation the previous week; Triple H then argued he hadn't gotten over WrestleMania 22 and knew Cena wasn't as good as him, with Cena then using Ric Flair's "To be the man, you have to beat the man;" Triple H responded by saying Cena was nothing until he took the title from him; featured McMahon introducing Randy Orton, his arm in a sling, who cut a promo on the stage saying it would be in Cena and Triple H's best interests if he was drafted because he would be back to take the title, no matter who holds it; Orton then walked off and told McMahon he wasn't in the mood to help him give away money; McMahon then announced the main event would be Cena vs. World Heavyweight Champion Edge; moments later, McMahon called Samira in Hamtramck, MI, awarding him $100,000; McMahon then asked who Samira thought would win the match between Cena and Triple H, with Samira saying Triple H; included an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in which he blamed the fans for thinking Shawn Michaels was a decent human being while at the same time treating Jericho so poorly; Jericho then showed a video package of Michaels throwing Marty Jannetty through a plate glass window on 1/11/92, turning on Diesel during the 1994 Survivor Series, superkicking Hulk Hogan on 7/4/05 and Cena on 3/26/07, and faking his knee injury against Batista at Backlash as proof Michaels was a liar; Jericho then said he refused to let the fans continue to cheer for him and then introduced Lance Cade, who appeared on the big screen; Jericho then spoke to Cade about training at Michaels' wrestling academy, with Cade saying he wasn't going to give Michaels the chance to turn on him; Jericho then mentioned he didn't have an opponent for Night of Champions, with Michaels then appearing, with the area around his right eye bandaged; the two brawled out to the floor where Jericho caused Michaels to fall face-first into the Smackdown! commentary table, hurting his eye again; moments later, medics tended to Michaels on the floor; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 24 DVD and Blu-ray; included Ric Flair appearing to help McMahon call Donna in Selden, NY and award her $100,000, with Flair then giving a "Whoooo;" featured footage of WWE Women's Champion Mickie James taking part in the "Dreams Take Flight" program at Disney World; included the Great Khali helping McMahon call a man who said they had the wrong number; moments later, McMahon tried again and called Justin in Somerset, NJ and awarded him $100,000; featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" ... included a closing segment in which McMahon called Michael and awarding him $500,000; moments later, a piece of the stage fell, followed by McMahon falling off the stage and part of the scaffolding falling on top of him; moments later, Triple H, Cena, Edge, and others helped hold it up while McMahon was tended to underneath; moments later, after he was fitted with a neckbrace, McMahon came to and asked for Paul (Triple H):
WWE World Champion Triple H (Raw) pinned Mark Henry (Smackdown!) with the Pedigree in a non-title match at 5:21 after avoiding a splash; Jim Ross & Mick Foley provided commentary for the match; during the bout, it was announced Henry had challenged the winner of the ECW World Champion Kane vs. Big Show match at Night of Champions; as a result of the win, Raw drafted Rey Mysterio Jr.; after the contest, Mysterio came out to the ring and shook Triple H's hand (Mysterio's first appearance in 4 months)
Finlay & Hornswoggle (Smackdown!) defeated Santino Marella & Carlito (Raw) at 2:19 when Hornswoggle pinned Marella with the frog splash after Finlay dropped Marella with the Celtic Cross behind the referee's back; Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler provided commentary for the match; as a result of the win, Smackdown! drafted Jeff Hardy; after the contest, Hardy appeared on the stage; moments later, Randy Orton, his arm in a sling, was shown watching backstage
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (Raw) defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Bam Neely (ECW) in a non-title match at 2:06 when Holly pinned Guerrero with the Alabama Slam; Mike Adamle, Lawler, & Ted Dibiase Jr. provided commentary for the match; Dibiase had his father's new autobiography at the broadcast table with him; as a result of the win, Raw drafted CM Punk; after the contest, Punk appeared on the stage
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin (ECW) defeated Jeff Hardy & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy (Smackdown!) in a non-title match at 8:15 when Morrison pinned Matt with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero appeared on the stage with Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder and said she initially was going to have the ECW team face Hawkins & Ryder but recent developments forced her to change her mind; the three then went backstage, with the Hardys then appearing; as a result of the win, ECW drafted Matt Hardy
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James & Melina (Raw) fought Natalya Neidhart & Victoria (Smackdown!) to a double disqualification at 2:58 when all four began brawling on the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced Mickie would defend against Katie Lea at Night of Champions; Melina sustained a legit knee injury mid-way through the bout after she fell off the top to the floor, injuring her ankle; as a result of the decision, both brands received drafts - Michael Cole to Raw and Jim Ross to Smackdown!; after the commercial break, footage was shown of Melina being helped to the back (Melina's last appearance for 5 months)
John Cena (Raw) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge (Smackdown!) via count-out in a non-title match at 7:44 after Cena knocked the champion into the ringpost and Edge refused to return to the ring; after the bout, Batista attacked Edge in the aisle, chased Edge back into the ring, and then knocked him to the floor; as a result of the win, Raw drafted Batista
MVP (Smackdown!) pinned Tommy Dreamer (w/ Colin Delaney) (ECW) with the running boot to the face at 2:39; as a result of the win, Smackdown! drafted Umaga; after the bout, Umaga appeared and laid out both Dreamer and Delaney
John Bradshaw Layfield (Raw) pinned Kofi Kingston (ECW) with the Clothesline from Hell at 5:03; as a result of the win, Raw drafted ECW World Champion Kane; after the bout, Kane appeared on the stage
World Heavyweight Champion Edge (Smackdown!) won a battle royal by last eliminating John Cena (Raw) at around 17:41; as a result of the win, Smackdown! drafted Ken Kennedy and WWE World Champion Triple H; other participants included: ECW World Champion Kane (Raw), CM Punk (Raw), Kane (Raw), Batista (Raw), WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin (ECW), WWE US Champion Matt Hardy (ECW), Shelton Benjamin (ECW), Chavo Guerrero Jr. (ECW), the Big Show (Smackdown!), the Great Khali (Smackdown!), Jeff Hardy (Smackdown!), and MVP (Smackdown!); order of elimination: Khali by Batista, Cena, Kane, Punk, Benjamin, Hardy, Benjamin, Morrison, Guerrero, & Mizanin (2:20); Benjamin by Punk (3:44); Morrison & Mizanin by Batista (6:10); Show by Punk via a choke throw (during the commercial break); Guerrero by Jeff via a spin kick as Guerrero held Jeff's other leg (11:09); MVP by Matt after MVP missed a running kick in the corner to Jeff (11:51); Matt by Jeff via a spin kick which knocked Matt off the apron (12:30); Jeff by Triple H via an elbow to the head, knocking Jeff off the apron (14:34); Batista by Show after being knocked off the apron (15:25); Kane by Show (16:01); Show by Triple H & Cena (17:28); Triple H by Cena after Edge knocked Cena into Triple H from behind (17:35); Cena by Edge (elimination times are approximate since the bout began during the commercial break)

WWE @ Houston, TX - Toyota Center - June 24, 2008 (11,500; announced at 14,748; sell out)
Tommy Dreamer pinned Kevin Thorn
ECW - featured an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment":
CM Punk & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin in a non-title match at 11:22 when Hardy pinned Morrison with the Twist of Fate moments after Hornswoggle distracted Mizanin from the floor; prior to the bout, Teddy Long cut an in-ring promo in which he said he wished Vince McMahon a speedy recovery from his accident the night before on Raw and then introduced Hardy as the newest member of the ECW roster
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin in an extreme rules match at 8:16 with the spin kick to the face after Benjamin hit a trashcan in the corner face-first
Mike Knox pinned Evan Bourne with the Knox Out at 3:42 after catching Bourne in mid-air and hitting a backbreaker
Mark Henry pinned ECW World Champion Kane in a non-title match at 3:26 with the powerslam; the Big Show provided guest commentary for the bout; during the bout, a crawl at the bottom of the screen stated news on the supplemental draft would be available on WWE.com the following day at noon
Smackdown! - featured opening backstage comments by Vickie Guerrero in which she said her prayers and those of her family were with Vince McMahon following the stage accident Monday and said Smackdown! was the better brand following the draft; she then introduced Jim Ross as the new play-by-play announcer for the show; Ross then appeared and joined Mick Foley at ringside; included an in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Triple H regarding his arrival to the brand, praised Ross as the greatest announcer of all time, and said he's home as long as he's performing for the WWE fans; he then cut a promo on defending against John Cena Sunday at Night of Champions; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then interrupted and said they could both co-exist on Smackdown! and could get along; Triple H responded by saying it couldn't happen because their egos were both too big and that Edge would be losing his title to Batista Sunday; Edge said he had always beaten Batista while Triple H had yet to prove he could beat Cena and then said Smackdown! was his house; moments later, Batista appeared, speared Edge on the floor, and then held up Edge's title inside the ring as Triple H held up his own; featured a backstage segment with Vickie in which she was speaking with the wedding planner until Edge interrupted, complaining about Batista spearing him and taking his title; Vickie then told Edge to focus on facing WWE US Champion Matt Hardy later in the show; included a video package on Umaga to hype his match later in the night against Batista; featured a video package on Jeff Hardy set to Lostprophets' "Rooftops," followed by the announcement Hardy would return to Smackdown! the following week; included an ad for "The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment;" featured the announcement that Ken Kennedy would return to Smackdown! the following week; included a backstage segment in which Hornswoggle gave Rey Mysterio Jr. his hat as a goodbye gift; featured an in-ring promo by Mysterio in which he said goodbye to the Smackdown! fans, thanked them for their support over the past 6 years, and invited them to watch him take on all new opponents on Raw; moments later, Batista, in possession of the World Heavyweight Title belt, came out for the main event and hugged Mysterio:
The Big Show & ECW World Champion Kane defeated MVP & Mark Henry at 5:24 when Kane pinned MVP with the chokeslam after Henry threw his partner back into the ring when he attempted to leave; prior to the bout, it was announced Henry would be added to the Show vs. Kane match at Night of Champions Finlay & Hornswoggle defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 2:31 when Hornswoggle pinned Hawkins with the frog splash after Finlay hit the Celtic Cross; after the bout, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin appeared at the entrance stage
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned WWE US Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match at 12:58 with the spear after avoiding the Twist of Fate
Natalya Neidhart, Maryse, & Victoria defeated Michelle McCool, Cherry, & Kelly Kelly at 6:14 when Maryse pinned Cherry with a roll up
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Domino at 2:46 following a headbutt to the chest as Domino came off the top
Batista defeated Umaga via disqualification at 6:59 when World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. attacked Batista after Batista signalled for the sit-down powerbomb; prior to the match, Batista came out in possession of Edge's title belt but Edge regained it during the melee after the contest; moments later, WWE World Champion Triple H came out and, with Batista, cleared the ring; Triple H and Batista then hit the Pedigree and sit-down powerbomb, respectively, on Hawkins & Ryder

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Lubbock, TX - City Bank Coliseum - June 27, 2008
Kofi Kingston pinned Shelton Benjamin
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Super Crazy
Lance Cade pinned Trevor Murdoch; the match ended quickly because one of the ring ropes broke
The Big Show & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP & Mark Henry when Show pinned MVP with the chokeslam
ECW World Champion Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane laid out Bam Neely as well
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Katie Lea
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Jeff Hardy with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Lance Cade distracted Hardy from ringside
WWE World Champion Triple H & Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & John Bradshaw Layfield when Batista pinned Edge with the sit-down powerbomb

WWE (Raw, Smackdown!, & ECW) @ Abilene, TX - Taylor County Expo Center - June 28, 2008 (4,000)
Kofi Kingston defeated Shelton Benjamin
Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Super Crazy
Lance Cade defeated Trevor Murdoch
The Big Show & WWE US Champion Matt Hardy defeated MVP & Mark Henry
ECW World Champion Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James defeated Katie Lea
WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho pinned Jeff Hardy with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after Lance Cade distracted Hardy from ringside as Hardy attempted the Swanton
WWE World Champion Triple H & Batista defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & John Bradshaw Layfield when Batista pinned Edge with the sit-down powerbomb

Night of Champions 08 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - June 29, 2008 (matinee) (announced at 16,151; 13,000 paid; sell out)
Jeff Hardy pinned MVP with the Swanton
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Jim Ross & Mick Foley on commentary for Smackdown!, Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw, and Mike Adamle & Tazz on commentary for ECW; included footage of John Cena defeating Triple H at WrestleMania 22; featured a text poll in which fans were asked whether it would be Cena or Batista that would bring a world title back to Raw; NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett was shown in attendance; included a video package on the injury Vince McMahon sustained the previous week on Raw; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his title shot later in the show and being back on Raw; moments later, John Cena appeared and said by the end of the night Batista might not be the only world champion on Raw; CM Punk then appeared and said he hoped they both won, implying he would cash in his Money in the Bank against one of the two; included Todd Grisham conducting an interview with John Bradshaw Layfield in one of the luxury suites in which JBL complained over not having a match on the show and that it was only a matter of time before he had a title; featured a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder, Vickie Guerrero, and the wedding planner in which Edge told Hawkins & Ryder he didn't need anyone's help beating Batista; included the results of the text poll in which 32 percent said Batista would win, 30 percent said Cena would win, 31 percent said both, and 7 percent said neither:
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated Finlay & Hornswoggle at 8:48 when Morrison pinned Hornswoggle after throwing him off the top after Mizanin prevented Finlay from setting Morrison up for Hornswoggle's frog splash
WWE US Champion Matt Hardy pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. (w/ Bam Neely) at 9:21 by reversing the Three Amigos into the Twist of Fate
Mark Henry defeated ECW World Champion Kane and the Big Show to win the title at 8:19 by pinning Kane with a splash immediately after Kane hit a superplex on Show; late in the bout, Kane kicked out of Show's chokeslam
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes (mystery partner) defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly to win the titles at 1:34 when Dibiase pinned Holly with a Million $ Dream into a side Russian legsweep after Rhodes attacked Holly and dropped him with the DDT; prior to the bout, Dibiase came out alone for his match against Rhodes & Holly and said his partner was running late and asked to postpone the bout for later in the show; after agreeing to let the match go on, Dibiase said he wanted Holly in the ring with him first, with Rhodes then jumping Holly (Dibiase's in-ring debut)
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho (w/ Lance Cade) to win the title in an unadvertised match at 11:01 with the spin kick to the face after Jericho knocked Shawn Michaels off the apron, moments after Michaels appeared ringside and dropped Cade with the superkick; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo claiming Michaels wasn't going to be at the show because of the eye injury he sustained at the hands of Jericho, but that if the roles were reversed Jericho would have still shown up; after the contest, Michaels, his eye bandaged from the injury, was tended to by the referee and trainer; moments later, Jericho approached Michaels, with several referees running out to stand between the two but Jericho was able to punch Michaels in the injured eye
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Katie Lea (w/ Paul Burchill) with the DDT at 7:17
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Batista at 16:48 after hitting him with the title belt, moments after pulling Vickie Guerrero into the ring and then press slamming her onto replacement referee Chavo Guerrero Jr., Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder on the floor; referee Mickey Henson was taken out of the match during the final moments after Edge pulled him out of the ring and punched him in the face, with Vickie - who appeared ringside late in the match with Hawkins & Ryder - then bringing out Chavo, alongside Neely, to be the replacement official
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned John Cena at 19:37 with the Pedigree after avoiding the FU (The John Cena Experience)

WWE @ Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center - June 30, 2008 (9,800)
D-Lo Brown defeated Charlie Haas
Snitsky defeated Paul London
Raw - featured an opening pre-taped promo by Shane McMahon in which he said the McMahon family was keeping Vince McMahon's condition private but asked the WWE talent and employees to pull together despite the previous week's accident; the debut episode for the Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler commentary team; included an in-ring promo by Jim Ross in which he said he was excited to be part of Smackdown! but said he would miss his role on Raw and working with Lawler; he then said Cole would do a great job, which drew boos from the crowd, and hoped his fans would follow his career on Smackdown!; as Ross summed up his thoughts, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder appeared, with Edge claiming no one cared about JR's farewell address and would now have the opportunity to call his matches; after JR dropped the mic, protesting Edge's comments, Hawkins & Ryder escorted Ross backstage; Edge then cut an in-ring promo which lead into the opening contest; featured an in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he congratulated CM Punk on his title win and then discussed having spent his entire WWE career on Smackdown!; moments later, Santino Marella appeared, claimed only ugly or stupid people wear masks or Batman, and claimed Mysterio wasn't Batman; Marella then showed Mysterio's new WWE Magazine cover and compared it to his own photo he tried to get on the magazine cover; moments later, Marella tried to attack Mysterio but Mysterio fought him off and hit the 619; included an ad for "Nature Boy Ric Flair: The Definitive Collection;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE video games have sold more than 39 million copies during the decade; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Punk regarding his title win until John Bradshaw Layfield interrupted, claimed Punk beat a defenseless man, and challenged him to a title match later in the show; featured an in-ring promo by John Cena in which he commented on his loss the previous night at Night of Champions, praised Punk's title win, and then questioned whether Punk should face JBL or himself later in the show, leaving the option up to the champion; moments later, JBL appeared, said he was declaring martial law, and brought out several of his own security guards to escort Cena out of the building before his title match; Cena attempted to fight off the guards but was held back, with JBL landing several free shots before the guards pulled Cena backstage and out the door; included a backstage segment with Katie Lea and Paul Burchill in which Burchill said Katie Lea would be the next Women's Champion and then went off to make sure she gets her title shot; moments later, Jamie Noble appeared and tried to impress Katie until Kane appeared and scared Noble ringside; moments later, Kane followed Noble ringside and dropped Noble with a chokeslam across the commentary table; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that WWE DVD releases in 2007 reached #1 on the Sports DVD charts 15 times, with the WrestleMania 23 DVD being the top selling of the year; included backstage footage of Edge blaming Hawkins & Ryder for him losing the title before the three left the arena:
CM Punk pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge to win the title in an unscheduled match at the 12-second mark with the Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo noting Raw didn't have a world champion or general manager; as he went to leave ringside, Edge was confronted by Batista, who attacked Edge in and out of the ring before dropping him with the sit-down powerbomb; after Batista left ringside, Punk appeared to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James pinned Jillian Hall in a non-title match with the Mick Kick at 2:14
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated Steve Anthony & Darren Wade at 1:14 in a non-title match when Rhodes scored the pin with the DDT; after the bout, Rhodes cut an in-ring promo regarding his turn on Hardcore Holly at Night of Champions, claiming the advice from his father Dusty Rhodes put him in the wrong direction and he went out to find Dibiase before he even debuted; Dibiase then claimed they took what they wanted, which set them apart from others in their age group who were nothing but sheep
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Chris Jericho (w/ Lance Cade) via disqualification at around the 5-minute mark after referee Mike Chioda caught Jericho grabbing the tights for leverage during a pin attempt; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo on Shawn Michaels and challenged him to a match at the Great American Bash; after the bout, Jericho attacked Kingston from behind and injured his eyes (the bout began during the commercial break)
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned John Bradshaw Layfield with the Go To Sleep at 5:34 after the challenger became distracted by John Cena & Cryme Tyme brawling with JBL's security guards at ringside; after the bout, Punk jumped to the floor to aid Cena and Cryme Tyme in the fight

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