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WWE Fatal 4 Way

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Brand(s)  Raw SmackDown
City  Uniondale, New York
Theme song(s)  "Showstopper" by TobyMac
Attendance  10,000
Date  20 June 2010
WWE Fatal 4-Way Official page for WWE Fatal 4Way
Venue  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Fatal 4-Way  Money in the Bank (2010)
Location  Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New York, United States
Promotion  World Wrestling Entertainment

Fatal 4-Way was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which took place on June 20, 2010, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The show was based on certain matches on the card that are contested as fatal four-way matches. The event received 143,000 pay-per-view buys, down on The Bash's figure of 178,000 buys. This was the final WWE pay-per-view event to be held in Nassau Coliseum after the coliseum will have a renovation. Also, this was the first and only Fatal 4-Way event produced by WWE.

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Background

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Fatal 4-Way featured professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that played out on World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) television programs. Wrestlers portrayed a villain or a hero as they followed a series of events that build tension, and culminated into a wrestling match or series of matches.

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After John Cena retained the WWE Championship against Batista in an "I Quit" match at Over the Limit, Sheamus attacked Cena. The next week on Raw, Bret Hart was announced as the new Raw General Manager. Before Batista could cut a promo, Hart interrupted, saying that if Batista wanted his rematch, he'd have to qualify. Batista refused, citing an injury and Hart then let Randy Orton qualify by forfeit. Edge and Sheamus won their respective matches to qualify into the match alongside Orton. John Cena was automatically qualified as champion. The next two weeks saw the four men face each other in singles and tag team matches.

At Over The Limit, Big Show defeated Jack Swagger by disqualification but didn't win the title since it can't change hands that way, and in result qualified for the fatal four-way match. The Undertaker and CM Punk won their respective qualifying matches against Rey Mysterio and Kane. Later Kane found his half-brother Undertaker in a vegetative state, unable to compete and Undertaker was stripped of the match. A battle royal occurred to determine Undertaker's replacement in the match, which Rey Mysterio won lastly eliminating Kane.

On the April 12 episode of Raw, Eve Torres beat Maryse for the Divas Championship. When Maryse attempted to seek revenge at Over the Limit, she was defeated by Eve. On the May 17 episode of Raw, Gail Kim teamed up with Evan Bourne to defeat Alicia Fox and Zack Ryder. After this, Kim and Fox started to feud for several weeks. On the June 14 episode of Raw, the current Divas Champion, Eve, teamed up with Kim in a winning effort against Maryse and Fox and a fatal four-way match was announced between the four.

Preliminary matches

The event began with Kofi Kingston defending the Intercontinental Championship against Drew McIntyre. SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long was also in attendance near the announce table. The contest was even between both competitors. Kingston delivered an S.O.S., but McIntyre kicked out. Kingston then applied a submission near the turnbuckle, but it was reversed by McIntyre, who threw Kingston's legs into the referee, knocking him out. Since the referee was unable to officiate the match, McIntyre forced Long to fill in for the referee. When McIntyre went for the pin, however, Long refused to count to three. As they argued, Matt Hardy interfered and attacked McIntyre, which gave Kingston time to recover and deliverTrouble in Paradise on McIntyre. Kingston then pinned McIntyre for the win and retained the title.

The WWE Divas Championship was defended next by Eve against Alicia Fox, Maryse, and Gail Kim in a fatal four-way match. Near the end of the match, Eve performed a moonsault on Maryse, but her pin attempt was broken up by Fox, who threw Eve out of the ring. She then covered Maryse and won her first title in the WWE.

Chris Jericho came out next and taunt the crowd by saying that it was because of him that they were all at the event that night. He then referred to his disqualification loss against Evan Bourne the previous week on Raw calling him a has-been who tried to make a name for himself off of Jericho. The match began after Jericho called Bourne out to the ring. The match included a lot of high-flying offense from Bourne and many near falls. Jericho got the advantage when he delivered a Code Breaker, but Bourne kicked out. The match ended when Bourne delivered an Air Bourne on Jericho's back and pinned him for the win.

Main event matches

In the first main event match, Jack Swagger, Rey Mysterio, Big Show, and CM Punk in a fatal four-way match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Big Show dominated the first half of the match, quickly knocking down his opponents. The advantage turned when the other three concentrated their offense mainly on him taking him out for some time. The match was then contested evenly until Punk delivered a GTS to Swagger, but before he could pin him, Kane interrupted them, attampting to put Punk in a casket but Punk escaped with Kane in pursuit. Mysterio took advantage of the situation and delivered the 619 to Swagger and covered him to win the World Heavyweight Title.

In the next match, The Miz faced R-Truth United States Championship. The match went at a quick pace throughout and ended when Miz reversed R-Truth for a pin attempt to retain the title.

In the next match, Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith and Natalya), faced The Usos and Tamina Snuka. The Hart Dynasty won after Natalya pinned Tamina after a Natty-By-Nature.

In the main event, John Cena faced Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Edge in a fatal four-way match for the WWE Championship. Neither competitor stayed in the ring for long as when one would get an advantage over another opponent they would be interrupted by another one of the challengers. The match came to an abrupt end when the rookies from the first season of NXT who had previously formed a faction against the roster of the Raw brand, interrupted. The rookies first attacked Cena in the ring. Edge then tried to help him but was Nexus's next victim instead. In the midst of the commotion, Sheamus pinned Cena to win the title, bringing the event to a premature conclusion.

Reception

Approximately 10,000 people attended Fatal 4-Way live at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.

The event received generally mixed reviews. Bob Kapur from Canadian Online Explorer's wrestling section awarded the WWE Championship match an eight out of ten and the World Heavyweight Championship Match a seven out of ten. He also appreciated Chris Jericho and Evan Bourne for their performances in their match and rated the match as eight out of ten. Overall he awarded the event a score of eight out of ten. In a mixed review, Rob McNichol from The Sun awarded the event six out of ten. He stated that the finish of the WWE Championship match was simply a "cheap title switch" and the NXT rookie invasion was just a "rehash" of the original. The shortened length of the event was harshly criticized by the reviewer, who stated the event concluding 25 minutes earlier than scheduled was "short-changing [...] a paying audience".

References

WWE Fatal 4-Way Wikipedia


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