Rey Mysterio asks Shawn Michaels for a match; JBL says “No”; Mike Knox attacks Rey; John Cena runs in for the rescue
After Shawn Michaels rescued JBL from a date with a 619 last week, Rey Mysterio arrived on Raw to demand satisfaction. The conquistador-who-leaves-‘em-wanting-more asked HBK for a match, with the winner moving on to compete in tonight’s Fatal Four Way Elimination Match featuring Michaels, JBL, Randy Orton and Chris Jericho. The winner of that match will face off against World Heavyweight Champion John Cena in a title bout at the upcoming Royal Rumble. JBL, however, wouldn’t hear of it.
Acting in his capacity as Michaels’ employer, the Longhorn Loudmouth told Rey “no” in no uncertain terms. The situation continued to get even more interesting as a maniacal Mike Knox steamrolled through the audience and attacked Rey. As Michaels followed JBL up the entrance ramp, forced by Layfield to leave Rey to fend for himself, Cena ran in and helped out his amigo.
JBL def. Chris Jericho, Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels
JBL has done it again. In a Fatal Four Way Match to determine who will face World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at the Royal Rumble, the Longhorn Loudmouth proved once again just how loudly money talks. Just as Jericho prepared to lock JBL into the Walls of Jericho, Michaels laid out the first ever Undisputed Champion with Sweet Chin Music. Next up, it was Orton who found himself on the receiving end of Sweet Chin Music. And then there were two: Employer and employee.
A conflicted Michaels pleaded with JBL not to make him lie down and lose the match. After several tense minutes, however, a torn HBK accepted his fate. Rather than lie down, though, Michaels asked JBL to give him a Clothesline from Hell. More than happy to oblige, JBL delivered and won the title opportunity at the Rumble.
The victory drives JBL another mile closer to what he covets more than anything else, the World Heavyweight Championship. While the Longhorn Loudmouth appears to be on a roll in the Race to the Rumble, once he arrives he has quite a roadblock awaiting him in the form of John Cena.
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