WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 1/14/11

WWE open, Big Show/Wade Barrett hype video, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker are the announcers.  Tonight, The Cutting Edge with Dolph Ziggler!  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Tony Chimel introduces Ricardo Rodriguez, who introduces Alberto Del Rio, who cuts a promo insulting the fans and saying he’ll win the Rumble and go to WrestleMania.  R-Truth comes out to tell him a bunch of superficial reasons why that won’t happen.  “Dashing” Cody Rhodes comes out and says he’ll win the Rumble.  Well now they’re just getting ridiculous.  Rey Mysterio Jr. comes out to talk about the superficial reasons he’s going to win the Rumble.  How many more guys are they going to bring out?  Everybody banters, then starts fighting.  Teddy Long comes out to make the tag match for NEXT!

Alberto Del Rio & Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & R-Truth.  Rhodes beats up Mysterio.  Mysterio beats up Rhodes.  Del Rio tags in to renew his war with Mysterio and puts a beating on him.  Del Rio sends Mysterio outside and beats him up up the floor.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Rhodes tags in and missing a diving knee drop.  Mysterio tries to go up top, but Rhodes cuts him off and tries to set up a superplex.  Mysterio fights him off and hits a diving cross body.  R-Truth and Del Rio tag in.  Truth runs wild.  Sit-out front suplex gets 2.  Truth clotheslines Del Rio out of the ring, then sends Rhodes to the floor too.  Mysterio takes both opponents out with an Asai moonsault.  Insta-commercials.  Del Rio fights out of a side headlock from Truth.  Rhodes tags in and works over Truth.  Truth drops him on his face and beats him up.  Rhodes takes advantage of a distraction from Del Rio to deck Truth and get the upper hand.  The heels get the heat on Truth.  Truth gives Rhodes an electric chair drop and makes the hot tag to Mysterio.  Mysterio runs wild and hits a rebound cross body for 2.  They do a sweet cradle exchange.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Truth takes out Del Rio.  Rhodes takes out Truth.  Rhodes goes for the Alabama Slam, but Mysterio counters with a headscissors and hits the 619 and the springboard splash for the pin 10:30 shown).  Good little match.

Tonight, Show vs. Barrett!  Plus, the Cutting Edge!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Str8 Outta Brooklyn with JTG.  He talks about stuff.  I have no idea.

They show Wade Barrett attacking The Big Show during the four-way match last week.

Todd Grisham interviews Wade Barrett.  He’s going to take out the biggest, baddest dude on Smackdown because he’s Julius Caesar, or something.

Ezekiel Jackson returns SOON!

Trent Barreta vs. Drew McIntyre.  They show Barreta killing himself with a Space Flying Tiger Drop 2 weeks ago, and McIntyre jumping him like a dick after the match.  Barreta is good and pissed off now and beats up McIntyre.  The referee gets in his way, allowing McIntyre to kill him with a big boot and beat the shit out of him.  McIntyre pulls Barreta to the floor and rams his head into the announce table.  The referee looks dumbfounded.  McIntyre brings Barreta back into the ring and beats the shit out of him some more.  McIntyre lands a nice dropkick for 2, then applies a shoulder hold.  Barreta lands on his feet from a German suplex attempt and makes his comeback.  He goes for his fancy DDT, but McIntyre avoids it and hits a belly to belly suplex.  McIntyre tries to press slam Barreta to the floor.  Barreta counters and surprises McIntyre with a sunset flip for the pin in 3:26.  Holy upset, Batman!

The Big Show is headed our way!

Drew McIntyre jumps Trent Barreta backstage.  Kelly Kelly catches him.  McIntyre tries to make excuses.  Even she’s not dumb enough to buy it.

The Big Show vs. Wade Barrett.  Show beats the shit out of Barrett.  Barrett takes out Show’s knee and drops him with a big boot.  Barrett works Show’s knee.  Show rallies and beats up Barrett some more.  Barrett twice avoids the chokeslam.  Show goes for it a third time.  Heat Slater and Justin Gabriel appear to cause the DQ in 2:42.  Ezekiel Jackson appears and faces off with Show.  Barrett, Slater, and Gabriel jump Show.  He fights them off.  Jackson gets in the ring and clotheslines Show.  Slater gives Show a Complete Shot.  Jackson body slams Show.  Gabriel delivers the 450 splash.  The new quartet stands tall.

Moments ago, ^ WENT DOWN.

Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) vs. Beth Phoenix.  They lock up.  Phoenix picks skinny bitch up, rams her into the corner, and kicks her ass.  McCool avoids a charge in the corner and attacks Beth’s knee.  McCool works the knee.  Phoenix gets a schoolgirl for 2.  McCool recovers and keeps working the knee.  Phoenix uses the injured leg to power McCool over the top rope to the floor.  Back inside, Beth makes her comeback.  Beth channels Tully Blanchard and hits the slingshot suplex for 2.  Beth goes for the Glam Slam.  McCool kicks the injured knee and goes for a big boot.  Beth says “Fuck that” and goes her move again.  McCool counters into a front cradle.  Beth cuts it back and gets the pin in 4:06.  Not a bad little match.

Tonight, The Cutting Edge!

Birmingham!

Shawn Michaels Hall of Fame video.

Teddy Long bickers with Vickie Guerrero (w/ Dolph Ziggler) about what happened last week.  Teddy gets a phone call and goes to investigate something.  Ziggler and Vickie make up from their spat last week.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston is headed our way!

WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston comes out and cuts a promo about FINALLY regaining the Intercontinental Championship last week.  Jack Swagger interrupts and puts himself over.  He talks about his ankle lock for a while.  Kofi challenges him to a match.  I assumed that was the idea anyway, since a match was announced and there was a referee in the ring.

Non-Title: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger.  Kofi beats up Swagger.  Kofi jumps at Swagger in the corner.  Swagger meets him with boots, then sends him out of the ring.  Insta-commercials.  Swagger puts the boots to Kofi.  Swagger cranks on Kofi’s arm and shoulder.  Swagger hits a springboard Vader Bomb for 2.  Swagger keeps the heat going.  Kofi avoids a second Vader Bomb and rallies.  Swagger ducks the Trouble In Paradise and hits a belly to belly suplex for 2.  Kofi hits the S.O.S. for the pin out of nowhere (5:00 shown).  Swagger kicked out just after the three count.  Okayish match.  These two just don’t mesh well and I’ve seen them wrestle each other about 5 million times.

The Cutting Edge is NEXT!

World Heavyweight Champion Edge is out to do the Cutting Edge.  He says he dealt with one monster (Kane) last week, and now he has to deal with another (Vickie).  Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero come out.  Edge and Vickie banter.  Ziggler threatens to leave.  Edge insults Vickie some more.  Ziggler talks about how great Vickie is.  They show a video of Edge kissing Alicia Fox years ago that played during Edge & Vickie’s “wedding.”  They show a clip of Ziggler kissing Kaitlyn and getting caught by Primo and AJ 2 months ago.  Ziggler jumps Edge.  Edge records and kicks him in the face.  Ziggler bails.  Vickie screams and slaps Edge repeatedly.  Then she screams some more and jumps on his back.  Edge sets her down, then thinks about spearing her.  Ziggler pulls Edge out of the ring and and gives him the Zig Zag into the steps.  Ziggler and Vickie make out.  Fin.

Pretty solid show.

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