TORONTO - William Regal is not to be trifled with. The Raw General Manager and reigning King of the Ring made that perfectly clear at the Air Canada Centre as he pitted Mr. Kennedy, the man who sullied his coronation ceremony the week before, against the entire ECW roster.
His Royal Pain in the Arse wasn't finished there, though. When Triple H marched in to protest Regal pulling the plug on his match against Randy Orton the week before, the immodest monarch swept The Game into the Handicap Match as well, teaming him up with the loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis.
Earlier in the night, Regal received the full blessing of Mr. McMahon, who made a special appearance to state unequivocally that he supports and endorses Regal's actions.
With that, the unlikely duo faced a wall of ECW's most extreme, including CM Punk, The Miz & John Morrison, Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely, Shelton Benjamin, Tommy Dreamer, Kofi Kingston, Stevie Richards, Elijah Burke, Matt Striker, Nunzio, Mike Knox and ECW Champion Kane.
The two representatives for Raw actually held their own against the extreme squad, but, in the end, it wouldn't be enough. After a back and forth battering, Chavo pinned Kennedy's shoulders to the mat for the three-count.
That's when all hell broke loose.
With so much ECW animosity bouncing around, there was bound to be bruises. The squared circle quickly deteriorated into a 16-man demolition derby. Just when things looked as if they couldn't unravel any further, well, that's when the lights shut off.
After several moments of unexplained darkness, the bulbs kicked back on, and there stood Randy Orton. As Triple H had his battle-hardened hands full, Orton attacked. The Legend Killer slithered close, collared the champion and dropped him with a devastating RKO.
Orton may have gained a modicum of momentum, but if past is precedent, The Legend Killer hasn't heard the last of The Game.