Live blog from WrestleMania XXVII: Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler
Live report from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta:
Jim Ross and Booker T. came out to announce the match.
Cole, wearing headgear and a red hoodie that said “Team Cole” over a red singlet, came out to a lot of heat and cut a promo on Ross and Lawler.
Special referee “Stone Cold” Steve Austin came out on an ATV and chased Cole into the Cole Mine.
Cole refused to get out of the glass box, so Lawler attacked Cole’s trainer, Jack Swagger, and then climbed into the Cole Mine and began assaulting Cole.
Lawler dragged Cole out of the Cole Mine and slammed him into the anonymous Raw general manager’s podium. Swagger hit Lawler from behind and then applied the Ankle Lock briefly behind Austin’s back.
As Cole went to work on Lawler’s ankle, the crowd chanted, “You can’t wrestle!” Thank you, masters of the obvious.
There also was a “boring” chant, which is certainly not what I expected with this match.
Cole applied the Ankle Lock at the 9-minute mark, but Lawler escaped.
After Lawler began stomping on Cole at the 10-minute mark, Swagger threw in the towel. Austin picked the towel up, wiped his head with it and threw it back at Swagger.
An incensed Swagger got in the ring and was quickly hit with a Stunner.
Cole got in Austin’s face and pushed him. Austin shoved back and Lawler punched Cole in the face.
Lawler hit the Fist Drop but picked Cole up at the count of two. Lawler then applied the Ankle Lock. As Cole tapped like crazy, Austin waited, and waited, and waited, and then finally rang the bell at 13:46.
Swagger carried Cole to the back as Lawler and Austin did the beer bash celebration. For some reason, Booker got in the ring and did a Spinaroonie. Austin offered him a beer and then nailed him with a Stunner.
The anonymous Raw GM then chimed in and Josh Matthews made the announcement that because Austin got physically involved, the decision was overturned and Cole was the winner by disqualification.
Austin then stunned Matthews, too.