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WWE WRESTLEMANIA 26 RESULTS (Hour 3): Keller's report on Bret-Vince conclusion, Chris Jericho vs. Edge, more

Mar 28, 2010 - 9:06:20 PM
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KELLER'S WWE WRESTLEMANIA 26 REPORT - HOUR THREE
MARCH 28, 2010
LIVE FROM PHOENIX, ARIZ.
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HOUR THREE

Five minutes into the "match," Bret methodically beat up Vince. It was pretty quiet and frankly boring until Bret lifted Vince's legs for a Sharpshooter. Bruce Hart cupped his ears as Vince yelled, "No! No!" Bret, though, instead took the tire iron again and hit Vine it again. Then he stomped on Vince between the legs. Then it got boring again as Bret slowly brought a chair into the ring. He sat down and stared at Vince. If Bret really wanted to screw Vince, he'd just have to sit there and legitimately keep Vince inside the ring and try to stall out the final two hours of the show. He'd need a lot of tough friends to pull that off, and Undertaker and Michaels might have something to say about that. Bret called time out and waited for Vince to stand. Vince did. Bret bashed him across the back with a chair. The crowd cheered. Bret hit him again. More cheers. He hit Vince several more times. "Is this the 13 chairshots for 13 years of pent up frustration," Striker asked. Bret worked over Vince's leg by ramming the chair into his thighs. Lawler said it was becoming uncomfortable and difficult to watch. It might be the most boring few minutes of WrestleMania in years. Just too slow and dragged out and excessive. It started to feel like parts of that Bret vs. Owen cage match. Bret then put on the Sharpshooter and McMahon tapped out. Bret stepped on McMahon's body afterward.

WINNER: Bret Hart in 10:00.

STAR RATING: 1/4* - Dull and drawn out.

-Cole, Lawler, and Striker were shown at ringside. They threw to a video package hyping that Apr. 3, 2011 would feature WrestleMania in Atlanta.

-Justin Roberts announced the official attendance was 72,219.

7 -- CHRIS JERICHO vs. EDGE -- World Hvt. Title Match

Jericho opened with a side headlock. Cole said there are 55 title reigns between these two men. Edge set up an early spear, but Jericho bailed out to ringside. Jericho settled into another mat hold at 3:00. At 4:00 Edge hit a spin wheel kick. After some back and forth action, Jericho attempted a Walls of Jericho. Edge powered out. Edge went for a spear, but Jericho countered and applied the Walls of Jericho. Edge leveraged out and turned it into a small package for a two count. Jericho caught Edge with an elbow, but Edge countered with a slam for a two count at 9:00. He hit a DDT for a near fall a minute later. Jericho came back with an elbow to the back of Edge's head. He then looked like he just had a great idea. He set up a spear of his own. Edge, though, caught a charging Jericho with a boot to the face. Edge then played up a spear of his own. Some of the fans chanted "Spear! Spear!" although not the whole stadium. Jericho countered with a Code Breaker, though. Jericho scored a two count; the crowd popped for the kickout.

At 13:00 Jericho applied the Walls. Edge crawled over and nearly grabbed the bottom rope. Jericho dragged him back to center-ring. Jericho shifted into a single-leg crab. Edge teased tapping out. Striker stressed that Jericho was targeting the surgically repaired tendon. Edge teased a tapout, but grabbed the bottom rope. Jeicho yanked Edge back to id-ring, but Edge countered with a leverage pin attempt for a near fall. Edge tackled Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Jericho grabbed his World Title belt from ringside, but Edge hit him from behind and threw him back into the ring. Edge mistakenly hit the referee with an elbow. Jericho then hit Edge with the belt. The ref recovered quickly and made the count, but Edge kicked out just before three. Jericho charged at Edge and gave him a Code Breaker at 16:00 for the win.

WINNER: Jericho in 16:00 to retain the World Hvt. Title.

STAR RATING: *** -- The closing minutes were good, but parts of it dragged, including the early minutes. It felt like "the match before the two main events" and lacked that intense crowd heat to elevate it to a higher level.

-Afterward, Edge couldn't cope with the loss, so he put Jericho on one announce table and then gained some speed from the other announce table and launched himself at and into Jericho, spearing him into the bell ringer's quarters. The crowd seemed mixed at the end, and there were hints during the match that fans would rather cheer jericho than Edge. The replays of the Spear made it look pretty nasty. They zoomed in on Jericho being tended to at ringside by medics, who were focusing on his neck.

-They went back to Cole, Striker, and Lawler at ringside. They were stretching their legs. They threw to a WrestleMania battle royal featuring virtually everyone else in WWE who didn't make the cut for the main card including, among many others, Finlay, William Regal, Zach Ryder, Mike Knox, Cryme Tyme, and the winner Yoshi Tatsu. Who had their money on him?

8 -- MICHELLE MCCOOL & VICKIE GUERRERO & MARYSE & ALICIA FOX & LAYLA vs. GAIL KIM & KELLY KELLY & "GLAMAZON" BETH PHOENIX & EVE & MICKIE JAMES

Vickie screamed when Kim beat her up in the opening minute. Mickie tagged in and took a few shots. Then Kelly tagged in against Vickie, who continued to screech and belted out, "Do you know who I am?" McCool broke up a pin attempt and gave the Styles Clash to Kelly. Mickie entered and gave McCool a high-DDT. Layla gave Mickie a neckbreaker. Kim entered and dropped Layla. Maryse gave Kim a Fresh kiss. Eve misfired on a flip legdrop, making almost no contact. Fox gave a scissors kick to Eve. Phoenix planted Fox. That left Phoenix vs. Vickie. Vickie appeared to be praying in the corner. She screamed in fright. McCool knocked Phoenix out of the ring. McCool then gave Vickie a pep talk and encouraged her to give Kelly a Frog Splash, such as it was, for a two count. Cole said it's a Hog Splash. It was supposed to be the finish, but Kelly's shoulder did roll up before three so he stopped the count. Vickie did another little splash and scored the three count. Not smooth. Not sure if the ref wasn't in on the finish or forgot or was just being detail-oriented and not wanting to count three if the shoulder wasn't down. Vickie celebrated by shaking her stuff with a wide grain on her face.

WINNERS: Vickie's Team in 5:00.

-A video package aired on the John Cena-Batista feud.

9 -- BATISTA vs. JOHN CENA -- WWE Title Match

Lawler talked up the self-doubt that Cena observed in Batista's eyes. Cena's ring entrance was going to be something special, and it opened with a dozen military officers from the USAF Honor Guard Drill Team marching with their guns on the stage. Cena then walked between them, saluted, and made his way to the ring as his music played. Cole talked about the parallel paths their careers have taken, including winning their first world titles on the same night five years ago. The bell rang with four minutes left in the third hour.

Batista opened with a side headlock. Cena countered with his own side headlock. Fans tried to start a "Cena sucks!" chant. Batista took over for a couple minutes. Cena made a comeback , but Batista blocked an attempt at an Attitude Adjustment with a DDT for a two count at 4:00

END THIRD HOUR

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