Wrestlemania 22 Results via PWInsider.com - Part 10
They showed John Cena and Triple H getting prepared in the back, as Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler discussed the WWE Title match. As they showed Cena on the screen, the crowd booed. Jim Ross tried hard to put over John Cena as a hard working, defiant star, while Triple H is a pampered, traditional wrestler. Jim Ross said it was "New School vs. Old School" and that the crowd was filled with "traditional fans" who will cheer Triple H tonight.
Candice Michelle vs. Torrie Wilson - Playboy Pillow Fight
Both Divas were wearing evening gowns. They started catfighting at the bell. Torrie suplexed Candice, then backdropped her onto a bed that was set up in the ring. Torrie turned the bed over with Candice under it, and jumped on it. Torrie took her dog and rubbed the dog's butt in Candice's face. I can't believe I just typed it. Actually, yes I can. They went out of the ring briefly, but when they got in, Torrie ripped of Candice's dress. There were some boring chants. Lawler wondered where the pillows were, as they hadn't been used yet. Candice gave Torrie a headscissors over the ropes, then did her Go Daddy spin on the floor. Jim Ross was delivering a ton of jokes and one-liners. Candice hit a second rope elbowdrop on Torrie, on the bed, then took out some scissors and cut off Torrie's dress. There were groans from the crowd and some "boring" chants. Candice pulled out an issue of Playboy and rubbed it in Torrie's face. I think I heard a "Hogan-Austin" match. Torrie cradled Candice for the pin at the four minute mark. Candice grabbed the comforter as if her underwear had been ripped off (which was not the case) and scampered away from the ring.
Winner: Torrie Wilson.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Triple H.
Triple H was elevated up onto the stage in a throne while a new Motorhead song played. The throne had a giant sledgehammer attached to it, and Triple H was dressed as some sort of reject from a Conan movie, complete with crown. His regular theme then played for his entrance. Ross and Lawler are working hard to put over Cena as some sort of "new generation star" that the "old school fans" in attendance won't accept.
A video then aired about the Great Depression (I'm not kidding). They played up that everyone was poor except for the extremely wealthy. The video then played up the gangsters of the time as some sort of heroes, and that they all had three things: Hustle, Loyalty and Respect. An old-school car, complete with gun-toting "gangsters" (including CM Punk) drove out.
Comment from Buck: This is the dumbest crap I have ever seen on a Wrestlemania, and I've seen all of them.
Cena then entered, wearing a hat and trenchcoat and carrying a Tommy Gun, which he shot off into the air. The fans were already booing him. They did the ring introductions after both men were in the ring, ala a boxing fight (or TNA main event).
They circled each other at the bell, and Triple H is an overwhelming favorite with the crowd (or they just hate Cena, take your pick). Triple H applied a side headlock on Cena, then they exchanged hammerlocks. Triple H rode Cena to the mat, and paintbrushed the back of his head to a pop. Triple H smiled at the reaction. Triple H applied a wristlock, then kicked Cena to the mat and gestured for him to "bring it". There was a "F*** You Cena" chant. They locked up, and Triple H hit a knee to the gut. Cena reversed a whip, but Triple H caught him with an elbow. Cena lifted Triple H for an FU, but Triple H floated out and slugged Cena. The crowd is really loud, and booing everything Cena does and cheering everything Triple H does.
They locked up, and Triple H delivered a knee to the gut and tossed Cena to the floor. Cena scooted back into the ring and hit some right hands, stunning Triple H. Cena hit a backdrop for a two count, then whipped HHH back and forth between the corners before hitting a fisherman's suplex for a two count. Cena applied a chinlock, but Triple H got to his feet. Cena hit some punches, then whipped Triple H over the top rope and to the floor. Cena went to the outside, and Triple H poked Cena in the eyes. Triple H took Cena over by the rampway and went for a powerbomb, but Cena backdropped him onto the rampway. Back in the ring, Cena got a two count.
Triple H came back with a jumping knee, and worked over Cena with an elbow before bringing him to the floor and whipping him into the steps. Triple H got into the ring and basked in the cheers of the crowd. Triple H went and tossed Cena back into the ring and covered him for a two count. Triple H hit a vertical suplex. There was a faint "Let's Go Cena" chant, but it was drowned out by "Cena Sucks". Triple H delivered a kneedrop for a two count. Cena fought back with some punches, but Triple H hit a facebuster to the knee and a lariat for a two count. Triple H hit a neckbreaker for another two count. Cena rallied with punches again, but when he tried a backdrop, Triple H hit another neckbreaker. There were dueling "Let's Go Cena" and "F*** You Cena" chants.
Triple H put Cena in a neck vice. Cena battled out, but Triple H put him in a sleeper. Cena slumped to the mat, but then battled back up and broke out with shoulderblocks in the corner. Triple H kicked Cena in the mouth, but ran into a Cena clothesline. Cena and Triple H exchanged punches, with Cena getting the better of it and then hitting two clotheslines. Cena hit a powerslam, then delivered a back suplex into a powerbomb. Cena did the "You Can't See Me" then went to run the ropes, but Triple H got up and gave Cena a spinebuster. Cena kicked out at two, then gave Triple H two shoulderblocks and a back suplex. Cena hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop. Cena pumped up his sneakers.
Triple H got up, charged Cena, but Cena tripped Triple H with a drop toe hold and applied the STFU. There was some support for Cena applying the move, then cheers for Triple H making the ropes, then boos when Cena let go of the hold. Cena went for the FU, but Triple H floated behind him and ran Cena into the referee in the corner. Triple H then went for a low blow on Cena, and actually ended up catching Cena and the referee. Triple H mocked Cena's "You can't see me" move, then gave him a crotch chop. Triple H went under the ring and pulled out the sledgehammer. Cheers and boos for the hammer coming out. Triple H got into the ring, but Cena met him with several punches. Cena bounced off the ropes, and Triple H popped him with the sledgehammer. Triple H draped an arm over Cena, and the referee crawled over to count. Cena got a shoulder up at two, and there was a pop for Cena.
Triple H covered Cena again, but he got his shoulder up at two again. Triple H went for a Pedigree, but Cena backdropped out of it, to a pop. Cena has won over some of the fans, it seems. Cena grabbed Triple H and hit an FU. Triple H kicked out at two, and the crowd popped. Cena went to the top rope and tried for a flying bodypress, but Triple H ducked and Cena crashed to the mat. Triple H went for the Pedigree, but Cena tripped him and applied the STFU. The crowd is going nuts for the move. Triple H started to fade, and the referee checked his arm. It went down twice, but Triple H kept it up the third time. Triple H struggled in the hold, but then tapped out at the 23 minute mark.
Winner: John Cena.
The crowd popped for the finish, then got sort of bizarrely quiet as Cena's music started blasting. Cena held up the belt, and they went to a Wrestlemania highlight package to end the show.