WWE Saturday Night's Main Event #36
August 2nd, 2008


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411’s WWE Saturday Night's Main Event Report 8.02.08
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.02.2008

Edge and Jeff Hardy battle in your main event, while JBL tries to prove that he deserves a World Title shot!

WWE Saturday Night's Main Event Report 8.02.08

-JR and the King, who are together again for the night, welcome us to the show! It may have something to do with the fact that Edge killed Mick Foley last night on Smackdown.

-CM Punk is out here to do commentary. He used to watch SNME as a kid, so he is SUPER SERIAL EXCITED!

John Cena, Batista and Cryme Tyme (Shad and JTG) vs. JBL, Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase and Kane w/Bag

Batista and Kane to begin, off the ropes and a big boot by Kane. Uppercuts to Batista, an Irish whip and a corner clothesline by Kane. Another whip, reversal and Batista with a corner clothesline. Shoulder blocks in the corner, a snap mare and off the ropes with a boot to the face and cover of 2 for Batista. Kane takes Batista to the corner, tags in Cody and Batista slams him into the corner. JTG tags in now and a forearm shot to Cody. To the corner, Shad tags in now and tosses JTG onto Cody for a corner splash. A press slam by Shad, does some reps and drops Cody down and covers for 2. Shad catches a cross body and then gets snake eyes on Cody. Cody manages a tag to Kane, he levels Shad with a clothesline as we head to a commercial @ 3:00.

We are back from commercial @ 7:00 with JBL in control over Shad. He tosses him to the floor and Kane press slams Shad throat first onto the barricade. Shad rolled back in and JBL covers for 2. Tag to Dibiase, boots to Shad and rights follow. Snap suplex by Dibiase, fist drop and then gets a charging clothesline for 2. Camel clutch by Dibiase, Shad fights to his feet and Dibiase transitions to a side headlock. To the corner, kicks by Dibiase and Kane works over Shad as the ref was distracted. Tag to Cody, he works over Shad with rights and takes him to the corner. Cody charge sin, eats a boot but is able to get a dropkick to stop the tag. Cody tags in JBL, repeated elbow drops by JBL and a cover for 2. An uppercut to the back and JBL then tags in Kane. A snap mare and basement dropkick to Shad gets a cover for 2. Kane works the body scissors on Shad, tags in Dibiase and he kicks the head of Shad. Suplex try by Dibiase countered into a suplex by Shad. BOTH men are down and working for a tag. Cena and JBL tagged in. Cena runs wild with shoulder blocks on JBL, PROTOBOMB! 5-Knuckle shuffle as the crowd is split as usual. FU try, Kane in and gets the big boot on Cena. SPEAR by Baista! Spinebuster on Dibiase. Clothesline to Kane and they go to the floor. Cena tags in JTG, ROCKET LAUNCHER~! SHADES OF THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS! JBL sneaks in and gets the clothesline from hell on JTG and that is all.

Winners: JBL, Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase and Kane @ 13:00 via pin
This was a solid opening tag match. Everyone looked good, they built well to the Cena hot tag and JBL gets a win to further his claim at a World Title shot.
RATING: **¼

-JBL stares down Punk after the match.

-Khali walks and Runjin talks.

-Jeff Foxworthy talks about Autism. Support Generation Rescue.

-Carmen Electra talks about Autism. Support Generation Rescue.

-We see a video package for The Great Khali.

The Great Khali w/Runjin Singh vs. Jimmy Wang Yang

Yang starts with leg kicks, rights as well. He is then killed with a clothesline. A slam by Khali, tosses Yang to the corner and Yang with kicks, off the top and JUDO CHOP by Khali stops that. TREE SLAM! That is all.

Winner: The Great Khali @ 1:00 via pin

-JR and King discuss Summerslam, and then talk about Generation Rescue.

-Ben Stiller talks about Autism. Support Generation Rescue.

JENNY MCCARTHY FIGHTS AUTISM
Jenny McCarthy is announced and makes her way out. She is excited to be here at Saturday Night's Main Event. For two weeks WWE has done an amazing job of raising awareness for Autism. Autism affects her little boy Evan, and together with WWE and Generation Rescue will lay the Smackdown on Autism. If you want to learn more or make a donation, go to WWE.com. She thanks the WWE universe.

-We get a video package on Edge and Vickie's relationship.

-JR and the King hype Summerslam:

-UPDATED SUMMERSLAM CARD:
* WWE Title Match: The Great Khali vs. HHH ©
* Hell in a Cell: The Undertaker vs. Edge
* John Cena vs. Batista

-JR is OFFENDED by what Edge did to Mick Foley last night. We get some footage of that awesome angle.

Edge vs. Jeff Hardy

Lock up to begin, to the corner they go and Edge misses with a right and Jeff takes him down. They lock up again, Edge with the wristlock, Jeff reverses but Edge gets knees to the gut and then takes Jeff to the corner. An Irish whip, float over by Jeff and am arm drag and into the arm bar. Edge to his feet, shoots Jeff of the ropes, Edge to the floor and a basement dropkick followed by a plancha by Jeff. He rolls back in, back to the floor and whips Edge to the barricade. Jeff charges and goes for a senton off the steps, but Edge escapes and Jeff eats the barricade. That had to suck. He grabs at his knee as we head to a commercial @ 3:00.

We are back from commercial @ 6:45 with Edge in control. He works the knee that was injured before the commercial. Jeff manages to get the ropes to stop the punishment. Jeff misses an Enziguri and lands on the leg. Edge celebrates, drags Jeff to the corner and slams the leg off of the steel post. Rights by Edge, off the ropes and Jeff gets a reversal and the wrap up clothesline. Jeff battles back, tree of woe on Edge and misses a dropkick. He then knocks Edge back down and gets the corner dropkick. Jeff covers for 2. Edge counters the twist of fate into the implant DDT for a close 2! Edge sets for the spear, Jeff side steps him and then gets the whisper in the wind! 1…2…NO! Jeff limps over to Edge, gourd buster connects and Jeff goes up top. Edge moves and Jeff jumps back in, Edge misses a spear and flies to the floor! Jeff lays by the apron, Edge on the floor and MVP is out and KICKS JEFF'S HEAD OFF! Well that had to suck. Edge rolls back in, sets, SPEAR to Jeff and that is all.

Winner: Edge @ 13:25 via pin
This was a damn fine TV main event here. Edge showed more aggression coming off of Friday's show, they worked the knee well and not only does Edge get the win heading into Hell in a Cell, but the run in by MVP adds nicely to the feud that they are building between he and Jeff.
RATING: ***

-End scene…

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