• April 1, 2007 - Detroit, Michigan (Ford's Field);

    • Mr. Kennedy won Money in the Bank Ladder Match;
    • The Great Khali beat Kane -Super Grudge Match-;
    • Chris Benoit def MVP -United States Title-;
    • Undertaker beat Batista -World Heavyweight Title-;
    • The ECW Originals def The ECW New Breed;
    • Battle of the Billionaires -- "Hair vs. Hair Match":
      Lashley w/Donald Trump beat Umaga w/Mr. McMahon;
      ~~~~~~Special Guest Referee Stone Cold Steve Austin;
      Vince McMahon had his head shaven complately bald!
    • Melina Perez beat Ashley Massaro -Women's Title-;
    • John Cena beat Shawn Michaels -WWE Championship-;

  1. FREE FOR ALL PRE-SHOW: Hosted by Todd Grisham..
    • Video Package hyping the World Heavyweight title match between Champion Batista and The Undertaker..
    • Video Package hyping the Battle of the Billionaires match featuring Vince McMahon and Donald Trump..
    • WRESTLEMANIA RECALL: Hulk Hogan def eating Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III to retain the WWF title..
    • Video Package hyping the WWE Heavyweight title match between Champion John Cena and Shawn Michaels..
    • Video Package featuring the WrestleMania 23 Press Conference when Donald Trump slapped Vince McMahon!
    • RECAP: Edge faking a knee injury and winning the Last Chance Battle Royal to reclaim his MITB spot..

  2. DARK MATCH (LUMBERJACK RULES): Ric Flair & Carlito Cool def Gregory Helms & Chavo Guerrero..

  3. KICKOFF: Aretha Franklin sang "America The Beautiful" as a throwback to when she did it at WrestleMania III..

  4. OPENING: They played a video featuring most of the WM23 participants in the "All Grown Up" theme..

  5. RINGSIDE: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler (RAW) + Michael Cole & JBL (SmackDown!) + Joey Styles & Tazz (ECW)..

  6. 3RD ANNUAL MONEY IN THE BANK QUALIFYING MATCH: Mr. Kennedy won the match to earn a title shot any time..
    • ~February 19, 2007 - RAW: Edge def Rob Van Dam in the first of eight Money in the Bank Qualifying matches..
    • ~February 20, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: C.M. Punk def Johnny Nitro in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
    • ~February 23, 2007 - SmackDown!: King Booker w/Sharmell def Kane in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
    • ~February 26, 2007 - RAW: Jeff Hardy def Shelton Benjamin in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
    • ~February 27, 2007--ECW on Sci Fi: Mr. Ken Kennedy def Sabu in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
    • ~March 2, 2007 - SmackDown!: Matt Hardy def Joey Mercury in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
    • ~March 2, 2007 - SmackDown!: Fit Finlay def Chris Benoit and MVP in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match..
    • ~March 12, 2007 - RAW: Randy Orton def Ric Flair and Carlito in a 3-WAY Money in the Bank Qualifying match..

    • Jeff Hardy vs. King Booker vs. Fit Finlay vs. C.M. Punk vs. Mr. Kennedy vs. Matt Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge.
    • All 8 guys quickly started to brawl and spilled outside the ring where Fit Finlay jumped on them from the top rope..
    • A few of the participants made early attempts to climb the ladder but were unsuccessful at retrieving the briefcase..
    • King Booker found Hornswoggle's 2-foot ladder under the ring and somebody bloodied C.M. Punk's forehead with it..
    • The Hardy Boyz were the first to use the bigger ladders as weapons against their six opponents inside of the ring..
    • Edge suplexed Matt Hardy onto two ladders. Mr. Kennedy missed a Kenton bomb and cracked the back of his head..
    • The Hardy Boyz set up a ladder and both climbed each side and started punching eachother at the top of the ladder..
    • Fit Finlay got up and pushed the ladder over, sending the Hardyz crash downward. Edge started spearing everybody!
    • Edge went to spear the bloody C.M. Punk who leap frogged it and then did the whirly bird special with the ladder..
    • Edge slide the extra tall 15-foot ladder into the ring and started to climb up but Randy Orton pushed him over!.
    • Edge was laid out on a ladder on the floor and Jeff Hardy did a crazy leap off the 15-foot ladder onto Edge (ouch!)..
    • Edge was stretchered out while Randy Orton started RKOing several guys in the ring and then climbed up the ladder..
    • Randy Orton RKO'd C.M. Punk off the top of the 10-foot ladder. King Booker then Bookended Randy Orton from the top!
    • Queen Sharmell interfered and King Booker was about to get the briefcase but Matt Hardy threatened to attack her..
    • Fit Finlay had blood coming from his head when he nailed Matt Hardy with a Celtic Cross right on a folded ladder..
    • Fit Finlay was having a hard time climbing the ladder so Hornswoggle showed up and climbed up the ladder for him..
    • Mr. Kennedy showed up and delivered a stiff-looking Green Bay Plunge on Hornswoggle that absolutely murderd him!
    • C.M. Punk alomost reached the briefcase but Mr. Kennedy rammed him with another ladder knocking him to the mat..
    • Kennedy climbed the ladder with C.M. Punk underneath and snatched the briefcase to become Mr. Money in the Bank!

  7. INTERVIEW: Todd Grisham & Mr. Kennedy..
    • Mr. Kennedy said that all the champions in the WWE should grow eyes in the back of their heads because he's coming!
    • Mr. Kennedy said that nice guys finished last and proclaimed, "I am Mr. Money in the Banks................................BANK!"

    • A few minutes into the match, Kane found the meat-hook under the ring but didn't get to use it right away..
    • Kane fought with The Great Khali and slammed him in the ring as a tribute to Hogan/Andre at WrestleMania III..
    • The Great Khali def Kane with a big time tree-slam and then started choking him unconcious with the chain..

  9. BACKSTAGE: Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) & Eugene + a whole bunch of WWE Legends and others..
    • Cryme Tyme wanted to cheer up Eugene so they got him three hookers -- oh wait that's Kelly, Layla and Brooke..
    • Eugene wasn't cheered up until Johnny Mae Young & Fabulous Moolah showed up and started dancing with Eugene..
    • "The Doctor of Style" Slick then showed up, followed by HOFer Dusty Rhodes, Jimmy Hart & IRS, plus Ricky Steamboat..
    • Howard Finkel, Sgt. Slaughter, and God knows who else show up for the dance party and Ron Simmons said "DAMN!"

  10. UNITED STATES TITLE MATCH: Chris Benoit def Montel Vontavious Porter to retain the United States title..
    • Montel Vontavious Porter came out with brand new ring gear (same style, different color) with some cheerleaders..
    • Montel Vontavious Porter had Chris Benoit's number but couldn't put the champion away and win the U.S. title..

  11. BACKSTAGE: Donald Trump & Miss USA Tara whatshername + The Boogeyman..
    • Donald Trump was on the the phone complaining that Vince McMahon couldn't even provide some food for him..
    • The Boogeyman showed up and the Miss USA girl ran away screaming but Donald Trump just sat there no-selling it..

  12. VIDEO PACKAGE: They showed clips off the Hall of Fame Ceremony that took place the previous night in Detroit..

  13. IN THE RING: Lillian Garcia announced that they set a new Ford Field record of 80,103 fans in attendance..

  14. IN THE RING: Howard Finkel introduced the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame Inductees Class of 2007..
    • Jim Ross, Curt Hennig, Jerry Lawler, Nick Bockwinkel, Mr. Fuji, The Wild Samoans, The Sheik & Dusty Rhodes..
    • Don Muraco pushed Mr. Fuji's wheelchair, Larry The Ax & Leonice Hennig for Cut Hennig, Joyce Farhat for The Sheik..

  15. WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: The Undertaker def Batista to win the World Heavyweight title!!!
    • For some reason, SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long acted as the guest ring announcer for this match..
    • The crowd cheered everything that the Undertaker did and booed everything that World Champion Batista did..
    • Batista viciously powerslammed The Undertaker off of one announce table and through a second announce table!
    • The Undertaker took a lot of punishment but kept coming back with big moves only to have Batista kick out..
    • Batista nailed the Batista-bomb but Undertaker kicked out! Batista stood up and couldn't believe his eyes!
    • A few moments later, The Undertaker planted Batista with a pile-driver and scored the 1-2-3 to win the match!

  16. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon & Stephanie McMahon & Aurora Rose McMahon..
    • Stephanie McMahon came in to wish her father good luck and brought her baby Aurora Rose along with her..
    • Vince McMahon maniacally told the baby all the graphic & gruesome things he was going to do to Donald Trump..
    • Vince McMahon said he smelt something and told Stephanie that the baby "just took a Trump" --- Har Har Har..

  17. 8-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: The ECW Originals def The ECW New Breed;
    • The ECW Originals = Tommy Dreamer & The Sandman & Rob Van Dam & Sabu..
    • The New Breed = Elijah Burke & Marcus Cor Von & Matt Striker & Kevin Thorn w/Ariel..
    • IT was a chaotic train-wreck that ended when Rob Van Dam frog-splashed Matt Striker to win the match!
    • Joey Styles concluded the match with "Oh my GOD! The ECW Originals have just won at WrestleMania!".

  18. HAIR VS HAIR MATCH: Bobby Lashley w/Donald Trump def Umaga (w/Vince McMahon & Armando Alejandro Estrada)..
    • The Battle of the Billionaires, the losing Billionaire will have his head shaved bald right after the match..
    • The special guest referee is Stone Cold Steve Austin who has promised there will be a bald billionaire at WM23..
    • Donald Trump came out with former Miss USA Tara Conner as cold hard cash fell from the ceiling for the fans..
    • Armando Alejandro Estrada interfered so Bobby Lashley destroyed him as Stone Cold Steve Austin watched on..
    • Referee Steve Austin was not shy about getting physically involved when either man would not listen to him..
    • Vince McMahon jumped up on the ring apron to complain and Bobby Lashley hit the ropes sending Vince flying!
    • Both competitors were knocked down and referee Steve Austin counted to nine and then decided to stop counting..
    • Shane McMahon came down to check on Vince McMahon, who was still laid out on the floor from taking the fall..
    • Shane McMahon distracted referee Steve Austin and a disoriented Umaga destroyed Stone Cold with a Samoan Spike!
    • Shane McMahon started attacking Bobby Lashley and Umaga destroyed Lashley with a running corner Butt-smash!
    • Shane McMahon then did a Coast-to-Coast (Van-terminator) and drop-kicking a trash can into Lashley's face!
    • Shane McMahon took his shirt off revealing a referee shirt and dragged Bobby Lashley to the center of the ring..
    • Umaga nailed a top rope splash and Shane McMahon started to make the count but Steve Austin pulling him out..
    • Steve Austin got back in the ring and walked right into another Samoan Spike from Umaga to take him down again..
    • Donald Trump ran around the ring and gave Vince McMahon a running clotheline and walked away feeling confident..
    • Steve Austin dodged a third Samoan Spike and nailed a Stunner on Umaga and Bobby Lashley finished off to win!!!
    • Vince McMahon tried to run away but Steve Austin threw him in the ring and bad-mouthed him in front of Trump..
    • Shane McMahon came to his daddys rescue but referee Steve Austin attacked him and gave him a Stone Cold Stunner!
    • Vince McMahon snuck away and seemingly escaped his fate until Bobby Lashley chased him up the ramp to catch him!
    • Bobby Lashley carried Vince McMahon back to the ring on his shoulder where he got a big time Stone Cold Stunner!
    • They all strapped Vince McMahon in the barber chair and share din the joy of shaving Mr. McMahon completely bald...

  19. WWE WOMENS TITLE LUMBERJILLS MATCH: Melina Perez def Ashley Massaro to retain the WWE Women's title..
    • Lumberjills: Torrie Wilson, Candice Michelle, Maria Kanellis, Trinity, Kelly Kelly, Layla El, Brooke Adams..
    • Lumberjills: Mickie James, Victoria, Jillian Hall, Kristal Marshall, Michelle McCool, (Where is Cherry?)..
    • Melina won the match and the Lumberjills didn't have anything to do with the outcome of the contest..
    • Ashley protested after the match and all the Divas jumped in the fight for a very unrealistic catfight..

  20. WWE TITLE MATCH: John Cena def Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship..
    • The big pre-match video package to hype this match was probably the best they have ever done in the WWE..
    • A Ford Mustang was shown driving through the streets of Detroit and entered Ford Field and into the arena..
    • The car crashed through a glass WrestleMania billboard and John Cena stepped out with his WWE championship..
    • Shawn Michaels did a spring-board moonsault and bent John Cena backwards over the announce table (did not break)..
    • John Cena ducked a super-kick from Shawn Michaels, but the referee took the full brunt of the errant superkick!
    • A bloodied Shawn Michaels pushed the envelope and gave John Cena a scarry spike pile-driver on the ring steps..
    • John Cena started bleeding from the top/back of his head as Shawn Michaels rolled him back inside the ring..
    • A 2nd referee (Jack Doan) sprinted down to the ring and counted 1-2 before John Cena miraculously kicked out..
    • A few minutes later, John Cena managed to execute an F-U on Shawn Michaels but could only secure a two count!
    • They started doing an exciting series of reversals and near falls reminisent of Steamboat vs. Savage at WMIII..
    • John Cena locked in the STF-U but Shawn Michaels reached the ropes and the referee had to pull Cena off of HBK..
    • John Cena started argueing with the referee and lost focus until Shawn Michaels connected with sweet chin music!
    • They both struggled to their feet using eachother to maintain balance and went into another series of counters!
    • John Cena ended up putting Shawn Michaels in the STF-U again and eventually Michaels was forced to tap out.....
    • John Cena wanted to shake hands with Shawn Michaels, but Michaels continued to walk away from the ring...


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