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1ad8a07e983efbd895235fab914d6eedWe did this some years back and we did it again this year where we cover a match from someone who is about to be inducted in to the WWE Hall Of Fame. We covered a match from Ravishing Rick Rude, Kurt Angle, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Beth Phoenix, Diamond Dallas Page, and now we have something featuring inductee Theodore Long. Back when the brands were still split, John Laurinaitis was running Raw and Theodore Long was running Smackdown. The two placed a bet that each would build a team of wrestlers from their respective roster for a 12 man tag match and the winner of the match would gain control of both brands. Team Johnny was made up of David Otunga, Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz, and Drew McIntyre (accompanied to the ring by Vicky Guerrero, and Brie Bella) while Team Teddy was made up of Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, and Booker T (accompanied to the ring by Hornswoggle, Nikki Bella, Eve Torres, and Aksana). It as the first time that there had ever been a 12 man tag match at WrestleMania and we could only hope for the best that night.

5Team Teddy started out the match in control as Kofi Kingston who started the match with Dolph made him pay for showing off. Eventually, R-Truth would get the tag and he would continue the advantage by working on Dolph, but a dropkick from Dolph would give him the chance to tag in McIntyre. After a couple of tag in’s by Team Teddy, Booker T would get distracted by attacking every member of Team Johnny and Otunga would give McIntyre the chance to make him pay for it. The team would dominate Booker T whether it was Swagger wearing him down or Mark Henry throwing him around like a rag doll. Things looked scar if you were a fan of Team Teddy at this moment in the match. After a while of being beat down by almost every member of Team Johnny, Booker T was able to give him self some breathing time, but it didn’t last long thanks to Henry who quickly squashed that, but the consequences of that was an all out melee in the ring. The best spot in the match would happen right after Mark Henry caught and tossed Hornswoggle as Zack Ryder, Kofi Kingston, and R-Truth all did moonsaults over the ropes to the outside.

6Then all of a sudden a fight broke out between all the ladies that were at ringside, it was just total chaos. Santino would finally get the tag from Booker T and he just chopped away at The Miz hitting him with hip tosses and a flying headbutt from the top rope. Then Santino pulled out the Cobra and he hit the Miz with it, but when he went for the cover Dolph Ziggler made the most important save of the match. Then Santino made the desperation tag to Zack Ryder who cleaned house by giving Dolph the rough ryder. When he went to hit the Broski boot, he was distracted by Eve Torres which allowed The Miz to hit Ryder with the skull crushing finale and the pin attempt for the 1-2-3. Team Johnny were the winners of the match and John Laurinaitis was now in control of both brands. After the match was over, Zack received a kick to the nether region for a consolation prize.