The Weekly Women’s Wrestling Star is the current Shimmer Champion (and a Future Legend), Cheerleader Melissa!
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2009: CM Punk (c) vs John Bradshaw Layfield for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, WWE Raw on March 9th, 2009.
When CM Punk cashed in his first Money in the Bank briefcase to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Edge, he instantly had trouble on his hands thanks to one John Bradshaw Layfield.
The self-proclaimed “Wrestling God” felt that Punk was just a guy who had fluked his way to the top, and was beneath JBL. Taking Punk lightly was part of JBL’s downfall, as he failed to take the World Title from Punk.
After losing the World Title, CM Punk would go on to win a shot at the Intercontinental Title, and after an entertaining feud with William Regal, the Straight Edge star would defeat Regal for the gold. But once again, he would have JBL in front of him, as Vickie Guerrero would gift JBL a shot at Punk and the Intercontinental Title.
Here’s the video of CM Punk putting the WWE Intercontinental Title on the line against John Bradshaw Layfield on the March 9th 2009 episode of WWE Raw from the Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida!
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2010: John Cena vs Mr. McMahon, WWE Raw on March 8th, 2010.
When Bret Hart returned to WWE TV in 2010, he was looking to bury the hatchet, and sort issues out that saw the Hitman leave the company during a moment known worldwide as the Montreal Screwjob. While Hart shook hands and made up with Shawn Michaels, there was 1 man he couldn’t do the same with….
Mr. McMahon played a role in that fatal night in 1997, and when Hart suggested burying the hatchet and moving on, McMahon agreed, before turning and hitting a low blow to Bret, and then banning Hart from WWE! John Cena stepped in, calling for the Hitman to be given a chance to speak face to face, but that chance ended with Batista helping the WWE Chairman beat up the WWE Hall of Famer.
Not long after that, Hart was given a chance to say goodbye to the WWE fans, but upon leaving the arena and getting in his car, a random woman crashed into Hart’s car, smashing the door off Hart’s leg. Mr. McMahon would continue to get at Bret, stating he only came back to try and get the Chairman in a match, and tried goading Hart into a Wrestlemania match, despite Bret’s injury. When the Hitman finally accepted, Mr. McMahon responded by saying he’d show Bret how fit he is, by fighting Bret’s #1 fan on Raw the next week: John Cena!
So, at the March 8th 2010 episode of WWE Raw from the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon, Mr. McMahon would face John Cena. But as this video shows, it wasn’t as Cena expected it to be….
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2011: Dolph Ziggler vs John Morrison, WWE Raw on March 7th, 2011.
Dolph Ziggler’s chase of the WWE World Heavyweight Title during the beginning of 2011 didn’t end the way he or Vickie Guerrero had hoped.
Despite all the tricks they tried to get the upperhand over Edge, the Rated R Superstar managed to not only hold onto the Championship, but also be rid of the duo too. Teddy Long would make a return to Smackdown to thwart Vickie’s plans, and once Edge had retained the title, Teddy fired Ziggler and Vickie from the show!
Ziggler wouldn’t be off our screens for long, as less than a month later, he and Vickie would appear on Raw. On the March 7th 2011 episode of WWE Raw from the American Airlines Center in Dallas Texas, Dolph Ziggler would make his first appearance as part of that roster, facing the “Monday Night Delight” John Morrison….but not everything would be as he and Vickie Guerrero thought. Here’s the video of why….
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2003: Brock Lesnar vs Paul Heyman in a Steel Cage Match, WWE Smackdown on March 6th, 2003.
When Paul Heyman turned against Brock Lesnar, he tried his best to keep the WWE Championship out of the reach from the Next Big Thing. What Heyman didn’t account for, was Lesnar would earn a shot by winning the Royal Rumble.
Everytime it looked like Lesnar would get a chance at facing Kurt Angle, Heyman would have a plan to stop the action, or use Team Angle as a roadblock. Smackdown GM, Stephanie McMahon stepped in, and set up a 2-on-1 handicap match for Lesnar vs Team Angle, where if Lesnar won, he’d get whoever he wants from Team Angle in a Steel Cage!
Despite the best efforts of Angle and Heyman, Lesnar still managed to pick up the win. Immediately after the match, Lesnar announced he’d decided who to face in the Steel Cage, but instead of going for Angle as most expected, Lesnar chose to go after the 1 man who was behind all the chaos of the past 4 months: Paul Heyman.
Which leads to the March 6th 2003 broadcast of WWE Smackdown from the Harbor Yard Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Here’s the video as Brock Lesnar finally gets his hands on Paul Heyman inside a Steel Cage!