First introduced is Jeff Hardy. Second we have King Booker. Finlay is now making his way to the ring followed by the entrance of CM Punk. Mr. Kennedy makes his way out. He gets on the mic and does his usual MR. KEEEENNNNNEEDDYYY gig. Matt Hardy makes his way out to the ring and makes note to the ladder that is set up in the isle. Following Hardy's entrance, Randy Orton Makes his way out. Edge is the final entrance. All men are standing in the ring looking up at the briefcase that is hung above the ring.
Jeff Hardy was the first one to run up the ladder and try to retrieve the briefcase. Most of the action is taking place on the outside of the ring. Currently there are two ladders in the ring, while Booker and Matt Hardy were going at it. Edge is now alone in the ring and he is making an attempt to climb the ladder. Randy Orton grabs Edge and send him flying off the ladder. Jeff Hardy jumps off the ladder in the ring and nails Edge outside. Medics are not attending to Edge. Matt Hardy nailed Booker with the ladder while he was doing a spinaronie. Jeff Hardy hit the swanton bomb on Orton. The Hardys are now taking people out with the ladder. Inside the ring Randy Orton RKOs three men and sets up a ladder. EMTs are taking Edge back on a stretcher. Orton on the ladder with Punk and he hits an RKO from the top of the ladder.
Orton and Booker climb ladders side by side now. Orton tries an RKO, but King Booker reverses with a Book End from the ladder. Booker and Matt Hardy climb the ladder now. Sharmel yanks Hardy off but Hardy threatens Booker that he will hurt her if he grabs the briefcase. Booker jumps down and Hardy hits a Twist of Fate on Booker. Matt Hardy climbs the ladder. Finlay actually tips the ladder backward knocking Hardy off. Finlay then hits a Novacain on Hardy on to the ladder. Finlay is busted open on the head. Hornswaggle climbs the ladder now and gets tossed off. Finlay clocks Kennedy with the ladder in the face and now Finlay climbs. CM Punk climbs back in. Kennedy now climbs and knocks Punk off by hitting him in the face with another ladder. Kennedy climbs. Kennedy climbs and gets the case to win the match and become Mr. Money in the Bank.
Mr. Kennedy is interviewed by Todd Grisham. Kennedy says that nice guys "always finish last" and that he is "not a nice guy". He then says he is now Mr. "Money In The Bank"!
The Great Khali is first to be introduced. He walks slowly to the ring. Kane comes out next to his normal pyro entrance. The bell rings as Khali sends Kane to the ground. Kane counters only to get totally out muscled by Khali. Khali has still yet to leave his feet as he throws Kane to the outside. The crowd boos. Back to the inside Kane begins his counter. It's not enough as Khali nails Kane with a monster clothesline. Khali follows with a huge powerslam. Khali continues with utter dominance as he punishes Kane with a strong choke in the turnbuckle. Kane tries to build some momentum with hard right hands, but Khali counters with one hand. Kane goes off the top and onto Khali, but it doesn't bring him down. Kane follows with some kicks and ties him up into the ropes. Khali is stuck in the ropes as Kane punishes the monster. Kane goes to the outside to get his hook on the chain from under the ring. He gets back in to be greeted by total dominance of The Great Khali. Khali removes the turnbuckle cover in one corner. Kane counters with a "low blow" from the hook on the chain. Kane nails a huge slam and sends Khali down for a two count. Kane is on the offensive, going for the chokeslam. Kane grabs Khali by the throat but he counters. Khali grips Kane and throws him down like a rag doll. He connects with a double-handed chokeslam. Khali barely covers Kane as he gets the three count. The Great Khali has won the match as he grabs Kane's chain with the hook, he chokes Kane out. The referee is too intimated to stop him as Khali eventually retreats on his own.
Cryme Tyme is backstage with Eugene as they re-assure him of his new haircut. Cryme Tyme are shown dancing with hot women as Moolah and Mae Young come out and begin dancing with Eugene.
Former 80s WWF manager Slick gets in the action as does Dusty Rhodes. Jimmy Hart comes out and joins the action. It's a full out dance party with Cryme Tyme and wrestling legends.
Mean Gene Okerlund is spotted amongst others. Ron Simmons is shown as the dancing stops, he proclaims "DAMN." He walks off and the dancing continues.
Several members of the Detroit Tigers are shown in attendance.
Chris Benoit versus M.V.P. for the US Title is up next. MVP hits the ring first, followed by United States Champion Chris Benoit. The bell rings as both men size each other up. They lock up as Benoit looks to go on the offensive.
MVP counters with an ankle lock of some sorts, which he moves into a headlock. MVP brings Benoit to his feet with the headlock and slams him to the ground. Benoit counters and goes for the Crossface as MVP counters again, sending Benoit to the outside. Benoit back to the inside as he goes for the Sharpshooter. MVP counters yet again and the two men are both back to sizing each other up. Benoit is the agressor as he is bleeding from the mouth. The two men exchange locks on the mat. MVP breaks the hold by grabbing the bottom rope. Both men are on their feet as MVP works on the mid-section of Benoit. MVP sends Benoit into the turnbuckle as he counters with an elbow. Benoit starts some "Ric Flair backhand chops." Benoit tries to set MVP up for the superplex on the top rope as MVP counters yet again and goes to the outside. He comes back in and goes on the offensive against Benoit. MVP gets a quick two count. MVP continues his attack, focusing on Benoit's right arm. Benoit ducks out of a kick and connects several German Supplexes on MVP. Benoit goes to the top rope, perhaps for the head butt off of the top. MVP goes to the top and connects a superplex off of the top rope. He gets a two count on Benoit, nearly winning the match. MVP continues to work on Benoit, whipping Benoit face first into the turnbuckle. MVP gets another two count. Benoit has injured his shoulder and MVP is taking full advantage of it with a series of suplexes. MVP gets another two count as he locks an arm hold on Benoit. Benoit screams as the referee checks for a tap out. MVP is beating Benoit at his own game, but Benoit attempts a counter. MVP counters again and gets another two count. MVP attempts a slam but Benoit counters with a Crossface attempt. MVP counters as Benoit is unable to get his injured left shoulder over to connect the Crossface. MVP drives an elbow to the chest of Benoit and gets another two count. Nobody home on a whip to the ropes by MVP as Benoit counters with two German suplexes. MVP counters again but Benoit hits another German suplex, followed by two more. The crowd cheers Benoit as he goes to the top rope with MVP on the ground. Benoit hits the flying headbutt. Benoit goes for the cover. Benoit initiates the three count on MVP and retains the title. Ladies and gentlemen, Chris Benoit walks out of WrestleMania 23 the WWE United States Champion!
We're backstage with Donald Trump on the phone with his former Ms. USA Tara backstage. Trump says he has nothing to drink and wants to get "out of here." The Boogeyman emerges from behind the couch, trying to scare Trump.
Trump tells Boogeyman he wants a sandwich and if he does, he'll give him some worms. Boogeyman says, "how about a worm sandwich?"
We cut back into Ford Field with Cole and JBL. Highlights of last night's WWE Hall of Fame ceremony are shown.
We cut to shots outside of Ford Field as JBL and Cole offer their congratulations to the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2007 inductees. 82% of fans say that they think that Undertaker will defeat Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship.
That match is coming up next!
GM Teddy Long is in the ring as he announces the following match is set for one fall and is for the World Heavyweight Championship. Batista comes out first with the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist. He pumps the crowd as the pyros go off. Long formerly introduces him as The Animal enters the ring. Batista climbs the ropes and works the crowd. JBL and Cole begin analysis. The lights dim as drones come out with burning torches. Gothic music is played as smoke from the drones' torches fill jam packed Ford Field. Undertaker's music hits as the crowd erupts. Ford Field blacks out as we can only see the torches burning. Undertaker emerges from a cloud of smoke. Folks, this is one heck of an entrance! Undertaker makes his way out to ringside slowly, Batista looks focused on his opponent. The crowd roars for the undefeated Undertaker as Teddy Long formerly introduces him. Finally, Undertaker enters the ring to do battle for the World Heavyweight Championship. Batista stares his challenger down as Undertaker removes his hat and coat. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is for the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!
The bell sounds and Batista takes it right to the Undertaker with a huge speer. The two men exchange right hands. Undertaker looks to take advantage by backing Batista into the corner. Batista counters and receives boos from the fans. Batista gives Undertaker a clothesline to the outside and follows. Batista continues his attack with vicious right hands on the outside. Batista throws Undertaker over the ring stairs as he climbs back in the ring. Meanwhile, Undertaker is on the ground on the outside. Batista roles Undertaker into the ring and goes off the top rope! Yes, Batista just went off the top rope. Batista continues his attack with some right hands but Undertaker counters with a boot. Batista connects a clothesline and a two count. Batista is taking to the Undertaker as he connects a powerslam. Undertaker is ready to counter as he hits several uppercuts. Batista right back at the challenger with right hands, but Undertaker has right hands of his own. Batista is whipped into the turnbuckle as Undertaker looks to have the clear advantage. Undertaker connects some hard boots and gets a two count. Batista is on the ground as Undertaker brings him to his feet. Undertaker does his rope walk with Batista and sets him up for a chokeslam. Batista is in trouble but is not giving up. The Batista breaks Undertaker’s chokeslam attempt and begins to counter. The two men collide, Batista is on the ground as the challenger gets a two count. Undertaker follows with right hands as Batista is on his feet. Undertaker sends Batista to the outside, he follows. The crowd cheers Undertaker on as he bounces the Champion’s head off of the ring steps. Batista is inside the ring on the apron as Undertaker stands outside and continues his attack. Undertaker is on the apron and lands a monster leg drop on the World Heavyweight Champion! Batista is shaken up as Undertaker is back in the ring but not for long as he dives to the outside. Oh my gosh! The two men are on the outside as the referee checks them both. The double count out begins as a replay is shown. Undertaker, now in complete control, uses the crowd control barrier to his advantage on the Champion. Undertaker comes in to clear the count. Batista counters and begins an all out assault on Undertaker. The announce table is destroyed as The Champion pounds away on Undertaker. Jim Ross is seen getting out of the way. Batista slams Undertaker through the announce table with a running powerslam. Undertaker is down on the outside by what used to be the announce table as Batista enters the ring to clear the count out. Batista back to the outside to continue his assault, he puts the Challenger back into the ring. The Animal pumps the crowd and goes for a powerbomb. The Undertaker shows life as he begins a counter, the fans erupt. The Champion counters with a belly-to-belly supplex. Batista gets a long two count and is now out powering the Undertaker. Somehow Undertaker nails “Last Ride” on Batista, the crowd goes nuts as Undertaker goes for the cover. One, two, Batista kicks out! Batista connects a spinebuster and pumps the crowd. Undertaker back on his feet, starts to counter. Undertaker nails a chokeslam on the Champion! Following his chokslam, Undertaker gets two count. He attempts a slam but Batista counters and nails a spear. Batista hits the Batista Bomb and goes for the cover. Undertaker kicks out, Batista is in disbelief. Batista goes for a second Batista Bomb, but Undertaker counters out. Undertaker misses with a right as Batista lands a huge kick. Undertaker counters, TOMBSTONE piledriver! Undertaker nails his finisher and makes the cover. Undertaker wins!
Undertaker, the new World Heavyweight Champion, is now 15-0 at WrestleMania!
Undertaker, who looks stunned, celebrates to himself with his new World Heavyweight Championship in his arms. The crowd goes nuts as Undertaker gets on one knee and holds up the Championship! Undertaker's music is playing as we are witnessing a historic WWE moment!
Fireworks go off above the ring as we go to replays...
Backstage Vince McMahon is starring at himself in the mirror. Stephanie enters with her daughter. Vince yells at Stephanie and says that he needs to see his granddaughter so she can maybe give him some good luck.
McMahon talks to his granddaughter, telling her that he is going to bash Donald Trump's head in and give him a "skull fracture." Stephanie tries to get him to stop as McMahon continues his methodical rant.
Vince McMahon asks Stephanie if she smells what he smells. Stephanie smells as Vince says that his granddaughter just "took a Trump."
The team of The Sandman, Sabu, Tommy Dreamer & Rob Van Dam to make up the ECW Originals make their way to the ring through the crowd.
The team of Elijah Burke, Matt Striker, Marcus Cor Von & Kevin Thorn to make up the New Breed come out of the entrance way.
Both teams are in the ring as the bell sounds. Sabu begins against Matt Striker. The other members retreat to their respective corners. The Sandman and Sabu use a double team maneuver to take out Striker. Striker tags in Burke. ECW Originals Tommy Dreamer and Sandman use a double team maneuver. Marcus Cor Von and Dreamer are in the ring as Cor Von tags in Elijah Burke. The New Breed has the advantage, working as well oiled machine. Kevin Thorn is the legal man against Dreamer has he has the clear advantage. Dreamer counters but Thorn uses his size to remain in control. Dreamer counters again but Thorn hits a powerbomb. Thorn tags in Cor Von. The New Breed has isolated Tommy Dreamer as Cor Von continues to go to work. Dreamer shows life but Burke comes in. Dreamer fends off Burke with a DDT neckbreaker. Burke and Dreamer both make tags to RVD and Striker respectively. RVD and Striker are the legal men as Kevin Thorn goes after RVD. Van Dam takes out Thorn and pumps the crowd as he nails his signature flip on Striker. All men go to the outside. RVD and Striker are all of a sudden once again the men in the ring. RVD nails the 5 Star Frog Splash on Matt Striker to secure the win for the ECW Originals.
A promotional video is shown hyping next year's WrestleMania 24 pay-per-view in Orlando, Florida.
Bobby Lashley will represent Donald Trump, Umaga will represent Mr. McMahon, Stone Cold Steve Austin will be the referee. The loser will have their head shaved in the ring immediately following the match.
Mr. McMahon is the first billionaire to the ring as he struts out with his traditional power walk. McMahon takes a look at the barber's chair as he gets inside the ring. Umaga follows the Chairman of WWE as the next person to ringside. Remember, Umaga is representing Mr. McMahon and if he wins the match, Donald Trump will have his head shaved.
Donald Trump makes his way out to the tune of "Money, Money, Money." Trump is accompanied with a former Miss USA. Representing Donald Trump is ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley and he is the next person out to ringside. Lashley walks slowly to the ring with the ECW World Championship around his waist.
Stone Cold Steve Austin, the referee of the match, makes his way out to ringside in a traditional referee uniform with the sleeves cut out of the shirt. Austin pumps the crowd with his traditional middle finger salute.
The match begins as Umaga and Bobby Lashley go after each other. Control is neutral as Lashley and referee Steve Austin get into a mild confrontation over a rope break. Lashley takes it to Armando Estrada, throwing him in then out of the ring. Umaga tries to stop the attack but Lashley dodges the Samoan Bulldozer who goes to the outside. Estrada and Umaga are on the outside as Lashley regroups. Umaga goes back to the inside to face Lashley and gains control. Lashley goes head first to the concrete on the outside after he misconnects a dive to the outside. Umaga goes to the outside to drag Lashley back into the ring. Umaga gets a two count as the camera cuts to Donald Trump who cheers Lashley on. Umaga remains in control but Lashley is still showing signs of life. Despite Lashley's attempts, Umaga remains in control as Mr. McMahon instructs his man to finish off the ECW World Champion. McMahon taunts Trump as Umaga destroys Lashley. Umaga connects the Samoan drop as the camera shoots a gleaming Mr. McMahon. Umaga gets a two count as McMahon gets on the ring apron to complain to referee Austin. Lashley accidentally knocks McMahon off of the apron as Umaga continues his assault. Unbelievably, Lashley slams Umaga down to the ground. Both men are shaken up. Austin starts the double count out. Austin stops the double count out to avoid a draw. He informs the timekeeper that there will be no count out. Both men are back on their feet as Lashley goes for control on Umaga. Umaga is too strong as he starts choking Lashley. When Umaga won't break a hold, Austin pulls him off of Lashley. Shane McMahon hits the ring, as Austin sends him away, Umaga attacks Austin. Shane is in the ring attacking Lashley with Umaga as Austin is knocked out on the outside. The Samoan Bulldozer is dominated Lashley with Shane McMahon. Vince McMahon reaches under the ring and gives Shane a trash can. Shane flips Trump off as he goes to the top rope and connects onto Lashley with the trashcan on his face. Lashley is knocked out as Shane removes his shirt to have a referee shirt on under his clothes. It appears as if Shane is the new referee as Umaga connects off the top rope onto Lashley. Umaga makes the cover and Shane begins the count. Austin gets up and beats on Shane, he re-enters the ring as Umaga connects to the neck of Austin. Vince starts screaming at Austin who appears injured. Trump jumps on Vince McMahon, sending him to the ground. Austin connects the Stunner on Umaga and Lashley gets the cover. Austin gives the three counts, Bobby Lashley has won and Vince McMahon will have his head shaved! Donald Trump celebrates on the outside. Vince McMahon appears to be in a catatonic state as Steve Austin locks his eyes on the Chairman of WWE. Austin brings McMahon back into the ring with Lashley and Trump who are waiting. Shane barges in, knocking Austin in the back of the head, but not for long. Austin counters and delivers a Stunner to Shane McMahon! Austin’s music hits as Vince McMahon tries to sneak away from ringside. Austin holds up the hands of Lashley and Trump to signify victory as Vince McMahon walks to the back, waving goodbye. Lashley chases Vince down and carries him back to ringside. Lashley rolls the Chairman of the WWE back into the ring as he is greeted by referee Austin. Austin, standing behind McMahon, turns him around only to flip him off and give him the Stone Cold Stunner. McMahon pleads with Trump as Lashley and Austin strap him into the barber's chair. Trump and Lashley shave Mr. McMahon's head at the same time as Austin holds him into place. McMahon is screaming but his head is getting balder. Once nearly bald, Lashley and Trump cover Mr. McMahon’s head in shaving foam as they straight razor what is left of his hair, making him bald. Austin drinks a Miller Lite in the ring as he witnesses what is going on. Lashley hands Mr. McMahon a mirror where he can not believe what he sees. He flips over backwards in the barber’s chair as he sobs his way back to ringside. Austin has a beer bash in the ring with Donald Trump and Bobby Lashley. Austin gives The Donald a Stunner, who sold it really bad. Lashley checks up on his billionaire as Austin’s music plays as he goes to the back with beers in each hand. Austin flips off the crowd as he makes his way to the locker room.
All of the divas from all three brands come out as female Lumberjacks for the upcoming Women's Championship match. Playboy Playmate Ashley, the challenger for the WWE Women’s Champion, is the first participant to the ring.
Making her way out second is the WWE Women’s Champion, Melina. Melina who is followed by her barrage of paparazzi holds her title high as she makes her way to the ring.
The bell rings as Ashley goes for the offensive on Melina. Melina counters with a boot to the face of Ashley. Ashley counters with an elbow to the face of Melina followed by a boot. Melina counters and begins screaming at the Playmate as she spins her around by her legs. Melina has the control of the match as she goes for a two count on Ashley. The bell rings as Ashley goes for the offensive on Melina. Melina counters with a boot to the face of Ashley. Ashley counters with an elbow to the face of Melina followed by a boot. Melina applies a submission maneuver on Ashley as the female Lumber jacks cheer her on. Ashley counters with forearms the face of Melina as she goes to the top rope. Ashley's too far out and misses, Melina gets a two count. Melina follows with left hands, but Ashley counters with a two count. Melina reverses with a bridge and gets the three count. Melina is still the WWE Women’s Champion.
After the match Ashley goes after Melina, but soon to follow are the rest of the divas at ringside. All of the divas are going after each other as Melina is thrown to the outside. Ashley celebrates with all of the female lumberjacks, but Melina is still the champion.
It's time for the main event as John Cena will defend his WWE Heavyweight Championship against DeGeneration X's Shawn Michaels. That match is coming up next!
We are shown video clips of both Michaels and Cena.
We're back in the ring with Lilian telling us that this match is for the WWE Heavyweight Championship. The DeGeneration X theme music begins as The Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels emerges from backstage. Lilian Garcia formally announces him. Shawn Michaels climbs the ropes and pumps the crowd up as the DX music continues to fill the speakers at Ford Field! We're outside of Ford Field where we are taken to a clip of a new body style Ford Mustang is seen speeding inside of the building. The car is smashed through the WrestleMania 23 glass as Cena's music hits and he emerges as the driver of the Mustang. With an extravagant entrance, Cena holds his title high as he walks down the ramp with his title on his arm. Michaels looks on from the ring more focused than ever. Cena runs down the ramp and enters the ring. He pumps the crowd where he receives a mixed reaction. Cena removes his shirt as the referee holds up the gold. Both wrestlers are in their respective corners. The referee conducts a search on Champion John Cena and Challenger Shawn Michaels.
The crowd is ready and so are Michaels and Cena, but Michaels starts a mind game with Cena as he sits on the top turnbuckle, acting as if he doesn't have a care in the world.
Both men are finally on their feet, sizing each other up. HBK motions Cena forward.
HBK acts like he wants to shake hands, but smacks Cena instead. He brings Cena to the ground and gives the DX crotch chop! Cena must regroup mentally as Michaels has just insulted him. The two men lock up as Michaels takes early control. Cena counters by throwing HBK over the top of his head. Michaels connects with a huge backhand chop, brining Cena to the ground. Cena is slow to get up as Michaels talks trash. Both men are back on their feet and lock up again. HBK continues to out wrestle Cena, using his shoulder as a block. Michaels gets Cena back on the mat, where the referee checks for a count. HBK locks in a headlock and throws the Champion back down on the mat. Cena is being humiliated. We’ve seen nothing from Champion Cena as Michaels has the control of the match. Finally, Cena connects a clothesline on Michaels, showing his first signs of life in the match. Cena looks re-focused as he waits for Michaels to get back to his feet. Michaels gets up only to be taken down by Cena. HBK counters with clinched fists. Cena counters but HBK regains control on the outside apron. HBK hip tosses Cena to the outside where he follows him. The two wrestlers are in front of the announce table as Cena falls to his knees. HBK gets in the ring as he connects a springboard moonsault onto Cena on the announce table. Both performers are shaken up, Cena got the worst of it, as he holds his back. Shawn Michaels puts Cena back into the ring and connects a Ric Flair backhand chop. The referee shouts for Michaels to get Cena out of the corner as he continues the backhand chop attack. Ric Flair “WHOOOS” fill crowd of Ford Field as Michaels starts to work on Cena’s knee joint. Michaels, in control of the match, works on Cena’s kneecap as Cena crawls inside of the ring. Cena appears to be begging for mercy as the referee asks him if he is able to continue. At this point in the match, Shawn Michaels is giving John Cena a wrestling lesson as he remains in control of the match. Cena briefly shows signs of life. Michaels immediately regains control by using his shoulder to keep the Champion in the corner against the turnbuckles. HBK issues more backhand chops. The crowd goes nuts for Michaels and his backhand chops, but Cena finally counters. Michaels looks to bury his head into the chest of Cena, but he moves out of the way, causing Michaels to hit his head on the ring post. Michaels is bleeding from his head. Both men are shaken up, Michaels on his feet, Cena waiting. Cena regains control with right hands, working on his bleeding forehead. The face of Shawn Michaels is a crimson mask as the momentum of the match has completely changed. Cena connects five knuckle shuffle on the bleeding head of Shawn Michaels. Cena goes for the FU but Michaels is able to counter out of it. Michaels accidentally superkicks the referee, both men are on the ground and the referee is knocked out. Both men are in the ring laying on their backs. Michaels is moving as he goes to the outside with blood all over his face. Folks, I can not stress how much blood is on Michaels' face. Michaels gets Cena and gives him a Piledriver on the steel steps outside of the ring. Cena is laying motionless on the outside. Cena is now bleeding from the back of his head as HBK puts the Champion back in the ring. HBK motions for a new referee as he goes for the cover. Cena kicks out on the count of two! Referee Jack Doane is now officiating the match as Michaels brings Cena back to his feet. Cena counters but Michaels returns the favor quickly. This is a WrestleMania moment as it looks as if HBK can sense victory. Michaels goes to the top rope and connects to the face of John Cena. Cena is motionless, bleeding in the middle of the ring as Michaels pumps the crowd. HBK tunes up Sweet Chin Music. Somehow, some way, Cena counters with a clothesline, sending both men to the ground. The referee begins the double count out. Both men get to their feet and exchange blows. Cena connects with hard right hands on the bloody face of Shawn Michaels. Cena goes for the FU but Michaels counters for a two count. The crowd is getting hot as the two wrestlers look exhausted. The Challenger Michaels whips Cena into the ropes, but Cena blocks his leap frog attempt and hits the FU. The fans boo as Cena looks to be very close to retaining his title. Cena slowly goes for the three count and only gets a two count. He wasted too much time as Michaels looks to get back on his feet. Cena sets HBK on the top turnbuckle, but HBK counters with right hands. The two men exchange blows but Cena hooks the FU, HBK counters. Cena is looking for the STFU, but Michaels counters again and gets a two count. Cena counters and locks in the STFU. The referee checks for a tap out. HBK looks to tap, but appears to be holding on. Michaels goes for the bottom rope. HBK reaches the rope and the referee had to pull Cena off to break the hold. Cena and the referee get into a confrontation as Michaels nails Sweet Chin Music! Both men are shaken up as HBK puts an arm over the Champion. Cena will not die as Michaels only gets two on a weak pin. The referee begins the double count out. Michaels and Cena both get to their feet, balancing off of one another. Cena goes for the FU but HBK counters. Cena counters again and locks in the STFU. The referee checks for a tap out while HBK can no longer stand it. HBK taps to John Cena in the STFU, losing the match.
John Cena has retained the WWE Heavyweight Champion via submission on the STFU.
The referee gives Cena his title back as he falls to his knees. Michaels is still laying in the middle of the ring in pain. Cena lets his emotions get to him as the referee raises his hand and proclaims him victorious. The pyros go off at the entrance way as Cena looks up to the crowd and poses for the camera. Michaels is out of the ring, Cena is in the ring celebrating alone. After the match, Cena attempts to shake the hand of Shawn Michaels, but Michaels pushes him away and makes his way to the locker room. John Cena re-enters the ring where confetti is launched into the crowd as Cena holds up his belt.
WrestleMania 23 is in the books, thanks for joining us!