Con-Chair-To in Edge minor
BILOXI, Miss. -- With just nine days remaining until WrestleMania XXIV, World Heavyweight Champion Edge sent the strongest message in the struggle for momentum heading toward March 30, destroying Undertaker with a vicious Con-Chair-To.
Earlier in the night, the Rated-R Superstar defeated Funaki in non-title action, going so far as using The Phenom's signature Tombstone to get the win. The Ultimate Opportunist mocked his WrestleMania opponent with Undertaker's movements; rolling his eyes, letting his tongue hang down and pinning Funaki with The Deadman's signature cover. Edge then promised our fans, "Tonight, I step up to a whole new level." The cocky World Champion added, "By the end of the night, you'll all realize what I am capable of."
Edge and his Rated-R entourage, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder, accompanied ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero to the ring for Chavo's one-on-one encounter with Undertaker. The Deadman stared at Edge at ringside with each punishing blow he delivered to Guerrero, sending his own message to the man he looks to unseat in nine days: The Phenom wants the gold.
Undertaker picked up the victory despite the distractions at ringside, when he applied his new submission maneuver to the "Mexican Warrior," once more drawing blood from an opponent. After the win, however, Edge, Hawkins & Ryder immediately attacked, hoping to dismantle The Phenom before the Citrus Bowl blowout. For the second time in three weeks, as Undertaker appeared to have things in hand, Edge seized the ultimate opportunity and delivered a spear to take down The Deadman.
The trio then capitalized, using a 3-on-1 steel chair battering to keep down the dangerous Deadman and allowing a crazed Edge to administer a thunderous Con-Chair-To to Undertaker -- much like he did when he cost The Phenom the gold at Survivor Series. As the World Champion destroyed the challenger to his title, he made it very clear that Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak would come to an end at his hands -- and the champion, like him or not -- presents a very strong and believable case.
On SmackDown, Edge showed our fans and Undertaker the lengths he would go to keep the gold around his waist, but now he may find himself face-to-face with Undertaker and the fury of The Phenom. As first seen on WWE Mobile on AT&T, the "master manipulator" has even darker plans for Undertaker next week, as he alluded to with his fiancée, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero.
With The Granddaddy of Them All is right around the corner, which Superstar will get the final message across when SmackDown emanates from Fayetteville, N.C., next week -- the last stop on The Road to WrestleMania?