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WWE Royal Rumble 2011

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WWE open, cool PPV open, pyro and ballyhoo.  We are LIVE from Boston!  Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Todd Grisham are the announcers.  Tony Chimel and Justin Roberts are the ring announcers.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero).  Edge can’t use the spear because Vickie is a bitch.  She comes out to remind us of that in her nails on a chalkboard voice.  She then chants “spear” and cackles.  She then introduces Ziggler.  Chimel gives in ring intros.  They lock up.  Edge lands some punches and puts a beating on Ziggler.  Edge hits a gut buster for 2.  Edge connects with a knee lift for 2.  Ziggler rolls to the apron.  Edge slips out, pulls him down face first onto the apron, then throws him into the barricade.  Ziggler catches Edge with a shot on the way back into the ring and hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ziggler puts a beating on Edge and applies a rear chin lock.  Afterward, Ziggler hits a diving sunset flip.  Edge rolls through and catapults him into the corner for 2.  Ziggler always takes that like a champ.  Ziggler hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ziggler hits the Perfect neck snap for 2, then reapplies the rear chin lock.  Edge takes a bump off the apron into the barricade.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Back to the chin lock.  Edge fights out.  Double cross body spot.  Edge avoids a charge in the corner and Ziggler eats turnbuckle again.  Edge hits a flapjack and gets the momentum going.  Weird faceplant thing gets 2.  Ziggler hits a chin breaker for 2.  Ziggler goes for the Fameasser, but Edge turns it into a powerbomb for 2.  Edge goes up top.  Ziggler cuts him off and goes for a superplex.  Edge fights him off and hits a diving cross body.  Ziggler rolls through for 2.  Ziggler lands a dropkick for 2.  Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag, but Edge holds into the ropes to avoid it.  Edge locks in the Edgeucator.  Haven’t seen that one in years.  Ziggler reaches the ropes.  Ziggler avoids a charge against the ropes, then hits the Fameasser for 2.  Edge drops Ziggler with a big boot.  He teases going for the spear, then realizes he can’t.  Ziggler goes for the sleeper.  Edge counters and hits the Edgecution.  Vickie grabs the referee to stop the count.  Vickie screams at Edge and slaps him.  Ziggler almost collides with Vickie.  Edge cradles him for 2.  Vickie slaps at Edge some more.  Shouldn’t that be a DQ, referee moron?  Kelly Kelly comes out, yanks Vickie off the apron, and kicks her ass.  Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for 2.  Ziggler locks in the sleeper hold.  Edge manages to stand up.  They collide with the referee.  Edge hits a backpack stunner.  With Vickie and the referee dead, Edge says “fuck it” and hits the spear, then does the old Eddie Guerrero “play dead” trick.  The referee wakes up.  Edge gives a nod to his old buddy Christian and hits the Killswitch for the pin in 20:46.  Pretty decent match.

WrestleMania commercial.


Miz/Orton hype video.

Josh Matthews interviews WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley.

WWE Championship Match: The Miz (c) (w/ Alex Riley) vs. Randy Orton.  Orton beats down Miz in the corner, then chucks him out of the ring and kicks his ass at ringside.  Back inside, Orton beats the shit out of Miz some more.  Riley interferes behind the referee’s back to allow Miz to get the advantage.  Miz hits the corner clothesline for 2.  Miz finds his stride and gets the heat going on Orton.  Orton goes for a sleeper hold.  Miz counters and goes for a German suplex.  Orton counters and hits a backdrop suplex.  Miz lands a big boot for 2.  Miz goes up top.  Orton crotches him and hits a superplex for 2.  They trade punches.  Orton hits some clotheslines and the 3.0.  Miz rolls to the apron.  Orton goes for the DDT OF MURDER, but Miz back body drops him the floor.  Riley puts the boots to Orton behind the referee’s back.  Back inside, Miz covers for 2.  Miz hits a diving double axe handle for 2.  Miz stretches Orton’s neck with a chin lock.  On the outside, Miz catapults Orton into the post.  Orton barely beats the count back into the ring and immediately tackle punches Miz.  Orton gives Miz the Garvin Stomp and a knee drop for 2.  Orton goes for a powerbomb.  Riley distracts him.  Miz hits the backbreaker/neckbreaker for 2.  They counter each others’ finish.  Orton hits the Angle Slam for 2.  Miz bails, grabs the belt, and tries to leave.  Orton clotheslines him and throws him back into the ring.  Cover gets 2.  Orton ducks a basement kick and schoolboys Miz for 2.  Miz bails to the apron.  Orton hits the DDT OF MURDER and humps the mat.  The 4 lesser members of the New Nexus come out.  The referee goes to tell them to leave.  Riley tries to attack Orton, but Orton tosses him out of the ring and onto Nexus.  Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Orton counters and hits the RKO.  CM Punk appears and gives Orton the Go 2 Sleep, then puts Miz on top of Orton.  Miz gets the pin in 19:50.  Good match.  Cole mizzes his pants again.

Elimination Chamber commercial.

Todd Grisham reads a statement from “Dashing’ Cody Rhodes.  They show Rhodes getting his face broken by Rey Mysterio 2 weeks ago on Smackdown.

A bunch of fans give their Royal Rumble picks.  One guy actually picks Santino Marella.  I LOL’d.

We’re now set for a handicap match for the Divas Championship.  The iBooker dings in.  Cole reads that it will now be a Fatal Four-Way Match.  Eve Torres comes out to join Natalya and LayCool.

Fatal Four-Way Match for the WWE Divas Championship: Natalya (c) vs. Michelle McCool vs. Layla vs. Eve Torres.  They pair off and brawl.  LayCool work together.  They actually hit a double Stroke on Eve.  I’ll keep my dirty comments to myself.  Natalya fights back and catapults Layla into McCool.  Cover on Layla, but McCool pulls her to safety.  LayCool end up face to face in the ring with both of the babyfaces down outside.  Natalya trips Layla.  Eve schoolgirls McCool.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Natalya and Eve go at it.  Layla intervenes.  Natalya puts them in a double Sharpshooter.  McCool drops Natalya with a kick.  McCool covers Eve for 2.  Eve gets an inside cradle on McCool.  Layla saves.  Layla gives Eve the Lay Out.  Eve rolls to the floor.  Natalya makes her comeback on LayCool.  Natalya hits a Michinoku Driver II on McCool.  Layla saves.  Natalya beats her up in the corner.  McCool accidentally boots Layla in the face.  Natalya schoolgirls McCool for 2, then throws her outside.  Eve throws out Natalya, then hits a moonsault press on Layla.  McCool schoolgirls Natalya at the same time, but the referee doesn’t see and counts Eve’s pin over Layla in 5:12.  Eve regains the title.  Any match with a moonsault press finish gains points with me.

Josh Matthews interviews WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ Gail Kim).  The Bella Twins interrupt to apologize for last week.  They start arguing and a catfight breaks out.  Bryan gets slapped again.

WrestleMania commercial.


Rumble “By The Numbers” video.

Justin Roberts gives us our annual explanation of how the Royal Rumble works.  I miss Howard Finkel.

CM Punk comes out as #1.  The Corre come out and jump Punk.  The New Nexus come out to save their master.  The Nexus and The Corre brawl.  iBooker dings in at the same time I get a text message on my iPhone.  That always trips me out.  Cole calls for the officials to restore order and orders everyone but Punk to the back.  And NOW it’s Rumble time!

Royal Rumble Match: #1 is CM Punk.  #2 is WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan.  They lock up.  Punk grabs a side headlock and lands a shoulder block.  Punk does a drop down.  Bryan catches him with a dropkick, then lands a clothesline.  They fail to eliminate each other.  Bryan hits a missile dropkick.  Punk avoids a charge in the corner.  #3 is Justin Gabriel.  He immediately goes after Punk.  Punk sends him to the apron.  Punk and Bryan clothesline each other.  Gabriel says “fuck it” and goes for the 450 splash.  Punk avoids it.  Bryan backdrops Gabriel out of the ring to eliminate him.  #4 Zack Ryder.  He runs wild and hits face washes on Bryan and Punk.  Bryan elevates Ryder, who hits Punk with the Rough Ryder.  Bryan hip tosses Ryder out of the ring.  Bryan lands some kicks on Punk.  They fight over eliminating each other again.  #5 is William Regal!  Regal mauls some fuckers.  It’s awesome.  Regal blasts Punk with the knee trembler.  Bryan and Regal trade European uppercuts.  Punk drops Regal with a head kick.  Bryan drops Punk with a head kick, then gives Regal another head kick just to make sure he’s good and dead.  #6 is Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse).  Dibiase runs wild briefly.  Bryan kicks Regal to death some more while Dibiase tries to eliminate Punk.  Bryan tries to eliminate Dibiase, but fails.  #7 John Morrison.  Morrison runs wild.  Flying Chuck to Punk.  C4 to Bryan.  Regal knocks Morrison off the apron.  Morrison grabs onto the barricade, walks along it, and leaps to the steps!  Dibiase eliminates Regal.  Morrison drops Regal with a kick for good measure.  His feet never touched the ground, so he’s still in the Rumble!  #8 is Yoshi Tatsu!  Yoshi brawls with Dibiase and Punk while Morrison beats up Bryan in the corner.  Morrison lands on his feet from a German suplex attempt by Bryan.  #9 Husky Harris.  He attacks everyone and guards Punk.  Punk gives Bryan a backdrop suplex.  #10 is Chavo Guerrero Jr.  Chavo gets his moment to run wild.  He hits Two Amigos on everybody, but only manages to complete the 3 on Bryan.  Chavo hits Harris with a missile dropkick.  #11 is Mark Henry!  Somebody gone get they ass kicked!  Henry eliminates Chavo.  Yoshi tries to chop Henry to no avail.  Henry clotheslines Yoshi out of the ring.  Boo!  Punk and Harris beat down Henry.  #12 is JTG.  He gets his moment to shine.  Harris tries to eliminate Bryan.  #13 is Michael McGillicutty, so there are three New Nexus guys in now.  McGillicutty eliminates JTG.  Everybody brawls.  Harris and McGillicutty back body drop Dibiase to the floor.  #14 is Chris Masters.  He goes after Nexus, which isn’t that bright, because there are three of them.  He hits a spinebuster on McGillicutty, then gets Punk in the Master Lock and tries to eliminate him.  McGillicutty saves Punk and stomps on Masters in the corner.  #15 is David Otunga.  Four Nexus guys in.  Punk (I think) eliminates Bryan.  Boo!  Nexus eliminates Masters and Morrison.  I think I missed Dibiase getting eliminated somewhere.  Nexus team up to dump Henry.  It’s all Nexus now.  #16 is Tyler Reks.  He charges right in like an idiot.  Nexus beats him down.  Punk drops him with a head kick and eliminates him.  #17 is WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov.  Nexus beat him down.  Punk tosses him.  #18 is R-Truth.  Another Nexus beatdown.  Another elimination by Punk.  Why don’t these guys just wait for a few more entrants to come in so they have a fighting chance?  #19 is Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh)!  Khali beats up everybody.  Khali eliminates Harris.  Punk begs off.  Khali beats him up.  #20 is Mason Ryan.  We’re back to having four Nexus guys.  Ryan and Khali brawl.  Ryan eliminates Khali!  #21 is BOOKER T!  Big pop for Booker.  Ryan immediately jumps him.  Booker rallies and runs wild.  Ryan gets a Harlem side kick.  Otunga gets a scissors kick.  McGillicutty gets a Book End.  The epic return of the SPINAROONIE!  Punk attacks Booker.  Booker tries to eliminate him.  Ryan saves Punk and tosses Booker.  Aww.  #22 is John Cena!  Cena runs wild on Nexus.  Cena low bridges Ryan out of the ring, then clotheslines Otunga and McGillicutty to the floor.  Punk’s all alone now!  They go at it.  Cena counters the Go 2 Sleep.  They do a double clothesline spot.  #23 is… Hornswoggle.  Fucking Hornswoggle.  Punk knocks him down and goes back after Cena.  Cena eliminates Punk with the Attitude Adjustment out of the ring.  All of that build just for Super Cena to eliminate all of Nexus?  Cena and Hornswoggle are working together now.  #24 is Tyson Kidd.  Cena and Hornswoggle double team him.  Of course I’m serious.  Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment.  He helps Horswoggle hit one as well.  Tyson is probably seriously rethinking his career choice right now.  Cena dumps Kidd.  #25 is Heath Slater.  Cena gives him shoulder blocks.  Hornswoggle gives Slater a stunner.  Cena and Hornswoggle do a double Five Knuckle Shuffle.  So a Ten Knuckle Shuffle?  Hornswoggle hits the tadpole splash.  Cena tosses Slater.  #26 is WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.  Cena and Kofi look up at the big WrestleMania sign, then lock up.  Kofi leapfrogs Cena and connects with an elbow.  Kofi hits corner punches.  Cena hits a clothesline.  #27 is Jack Swagger.  Swagger runs wild.  He’s not playing nice.  Swagger hits Vader Bombs on Cena and Kingston.  Swagger stalks Hornswoggle after he starts some shit.  Kofi hits Swagger with a diving cross body.  Kingston uses Hornswoggle as a springboard to hit the Boom Drop.  #28 is Sheamus!  Sheamus beats up everyone.  Hornswoggle wants to fight.  Sheamus casually shoves him down.  Hornswoggle hits Sweet Shin Music.  Sheamus tries to toss him, but is saved by Cena.  Hornswoggle goes for the tadpole splash, but Sheamus recovers and eliminates him with the brogue kick.  Thank God.  #29 is Rey Mysterio Jr.  Mysterio runs wild and hits lots of flippy twirly moves.  He goes for the 619 on Swagger, but Sheamus cuts him off.  Kofi hits Sheamus with the Trouble In Paradise.  Mysterio sends Swagger to the apron, then eliminates him with the 619.  #30 is Wade Barrett.  Barrett beats up everyone.  #31 is Dolph Ziggler.  So he gets a title shot and a Rumble spot?  He looks sore from earlier, but he sucks it up and beats up everyone.  There are a few near eliminations.  #32 is DIESEL!  Motherfucking Diesel!  The crowd LOVES him.  Diesel runs wild in his slow, plodding way.  A fucking “DIESEL!” chant in 2011!  #33 is Drew McIntyre.  McIntyre and Sheamus beat down Diesel, who the crowd still LOVES.  Mysterio finally gets revenge for that lawn dart thing and hits Diesel with a 619.  Barrett and Diesel brawl.  Sheamus and McIntyre are working together.  #34 is Alex Riley (w/ WWE Champion The Miz).  Cole marks out.  Diesel misses a big boot, crotches himself, and gets eliminated by Barrett.  The crowd DOES NOT like that.  Cole does like it when Miz joins the commentary team.  #35 is The Big Show.  He and Diesel stare at each other in the aisle.  Show hits the ring and runs wild.  Show chokeslams Barrett, then tosses Ziggler.  #36 is Ezekiel Jackson.  Show eliminates Ziggler.  Zeke runs wild and eliminates Big Show!  Zeke kicks ass.  He and Barrett work together.  #37 is WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella.  Marella tries to beat up Zeke.  Zeke yells at him.  Sheamus drops Santino the the brogue kick.  Santino rolls under the bottom rope to the floor.  Zeke and Barrett try to eliminate Cena.  #38 is Alberto Del Rio, introduced by Ricardo Rodriguez.  He’s in no hurry to get in the ring.  #39 is Randy Orton.  He attacks Del Rio in the aisle and throws him into the steps, then into the ring.  RKOs to Del Rio, Sheamus, and Kofi.  Orton tosses Kofi, then clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring.  Orton and Sheamus face off.  #40 is Kane.  He runs wild until he’s cut off by Big Zeke.  Kane low bridges Zeke out of the ring.  Mysterio eliminates Kane.  Barrett eliminates Mysterio.  Final four are Cena, Barrett, Del Rio, and Orton.  They pair off and brawl.  Cena and Orton beat up the heels, then face off again.  They brawl.  They counters each others’ finishes.  Barrett attacks Cena again.  Barrett beats up Orton while Del Rio beats up Cena.  Cena gives Del Rio the Attitude Adjustment.  Alex Riley comes back.  Cena decks him.  Miz sneaks in and eliminates Cena!  Cena is pissed.  Barrett and Del Rio beat down Orton.  Orton makes his comeback.  Powerslam on Barrett.  3.0 on Del Rio.  Orton humps the mat.  Orton eliminates Barrett.  Del Rio dumps Orton to win the Rumble in 1:08:42.  BUT WAIT!  SANTINO IS UP!  And he was never eliminated!  Santino hits the Cobra!  Santino dances around like a goof.  Del Rio throws him out to win the Rumble for real in 1:09:54.  Ricardo goes crazy.  Funniest Rumble finish ever!  Del Rio points at the WrestleMania sign as some pyro goes off behind it.  Ricardo keeps yelling “ALBERTO DEL RIO!”  Awesome.

Good show.  The Rumble is always good times.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 1/28/11

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WWE open, video of recent goings on.  Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker are the announcers.

Vickie Guerrero is already in the ring screaming in her nails on a chalkboard voice.  She says Teddy Long won’t be there tonight, so she’s gonna run the show into the ground.  Randy Orton comes out.  He says he’s only here to show his appreciate for being invited here tonight.  He says she’ll have to excuse him for what he does to her boyfriend tonight, just like Miz will have to excuse him for taking the WWE title on Sunday.  He creepily puts his arm around her and compliments her hair.  Everyone so badly wants to see Vickie get RKO’d.  He looks at her threateningly.  Dolph Ziggler comes out and gets all emo.  He and Orton banter.  Ziggler demands respect.  Orton says respect has to be earned, then drops Ziggler with an RKO.

Tonight, Edge & Randy Orton take on The Miz & Dolph Ziggler!

Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Michelle McCool & Layla vs. Kelly Kelly & Kaitlyn.  Team KKK jump LayCool in the aisle and kick their asses.  The match finally starts.  Kaitlyn eats a boot from MCCool, but rallies and beats her up some more.  Layla intervenes.  McCool boots Kaitlyn in the face for the pin in 40 seconds.  I guess it served its purpose and was thankfully short.

Kofi Kingston insists that we don’t try this at home.  There’s always random shit like that on the UK broadcasts.

Speaking of random shit from the UK broadcasts, we get part of an Undertaker/Big Show Steel Cage Match from 2008.  Jim Ross and Tazz are doing commentary.  I fast forward for a bit.  Undertaker wins with the Hell’s Gate.

Drew McIntyre vs. JTG.  Kelly Kelly is at ringside, probably because she couldn’t find her way back to the locker room.  Cole calls her on her hypocrisy, having just participated in a pre-match attack after bitching at McIntyre for kicking ass last week.  JTG beats up McIntyre and dropkicks him to the floor.  McIntyre drags JTG out of the ring and kicks his ass.  Back inside, McIntyre gives JTG a bunch of neckbreakers for 2.  McIntyre beats JTG’s ass some more.  McIntyre hits a nice dropkick for 2.  McIntyre applies a shoulder hold.  JTG gets a crucifix hold out of nowhere for 2.  McIntyre takes offense and stomps on JTG’s face.  McIntyre gets some 2 counts, then goes back to the shoulder hold.  JTG fights out and gets a backslide for 2.  JTG makes his comeback.  McIntyre rolls through another backslide attempt and hits the Future Shock for the pin in 4:36.  Fun little match.  Kelly gets in the ring.  McIntyre wisely blows her off and leaves.

Tonight, Miz & Ziggler vs. Rated RKO!


They show Rey Mysterio breaking Cody Rhodes’ face last week.

Todd Grisham interviews Cody Rhodes, who won’t face the camera.  He says that since his face is broken, he can’t wrestle and he’ll have to have reconstructive courtesy.  He’s all emo because he’s not Dashing anymore.

Jack Korpela interviews World Heavyweight Champion Edge.  He talks about The Corre, then moves onto his tag match tonight.

Alberto Del Rio is headed our way.  He meets Michael Tarver, who is randomly hanging around backstage again.

Tony Chimel introduces Ricardo Rodriguez to introduce Alberto Del Rio.  Del Rio comes out and says he’s going to do a Royal Rumble Exhibition with 39 fighters from all over the world.  Really?  Some guy named Seth Allen comes out.  Del Rio kicks his ass and tosses him.  Mike Stevens is next.  Del Rio kicks his ass.  Kane comes out and kicks Del Rio’s ass.  Del Rio rallies and rocks Kane with an enzuigiri.  Kane recovers and goes for a chokeslam.  WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston comes out and bundles both of them over the top rope.  So I guess he wins.  Or not.  Del Rio and Kane surround him.  Rey Mysterio Jr. comes out to even the odds.  Vickie Guerrero comes out and books them in a tag match RIGHT NOW!  Insta-commercials.

Kane & Alberto Del Rio vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio Jr.  Kane beats up Kofi.  Kofi dropkicks Kane’s knee, then kicks him in the face.  Del Rio tags in and beats up Kofi.  Kofi rallies and makes the tag.  They double team Del Rio.  Mysterio is rocking wonky half gold/half silver gear tonight.  Del Rio avoids Mysterio in the corner, causing him to tackle the turnbuckle.  Kane tags in.  Mysterio gets him into position and goes for the 619.  Kane bails.  Mysterio hits him with a baseball slide dropkick.  Kofi tags in.  Kofi and Mysterio hit stereo baseball slide dropkicks.  Kofi hits Del Rio with a tope suicida.  Mysterio hits Kane with the Bombs Away to the floor.  Back inside, Kofi goes up top.  Del Rio pushes him off.  The heels get the heat on Kofi for a while.  Mysterio gets the hot tag and runs wild.  Mysterio tries to springboard, but Kane boots him to the floor.  Insta-commercials.  Heels get the heat on Mysterio.  Mysterio plants Kane with a whirling DDT.  Kofi and Del Rio tag in.  Kofi runs wild.  Del Rio catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2.  Kofi hits the pendulum kick and a diving cross body.  Kane saves.  Del Rio argues with Kane for being knocked off the apron a minute ago.  Kane boots him in the face and leaves.  Mysterio hits the 619.  Kofi follows with the Trouble In Paradise for the pin (12:23 shown).  Good match.

Highlights of Edge/Miz from Raw.

Tonight, Miz & Ziggler vs. Rated RKO!

The Big Show comes out, all smiling and happy.  They show him being jumped by The Corre 2 weeks ago.  He turns from happy to pissed off.  He likens the attack to being in the Royal Rumble.  The Corre come out.  They have t-shirts now.  They surround the ring.  Show challenges any of them to fight one on one.  Slater jumps Show from behind.  A referee appears and rings the bell.

The Big Show vs. Heath Slater (w/ Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, & Justin Gabriel).  Show kicks Slater’s ass.  Slater takes out Show’s knee.  Show caves on Slater’s chest with a chop and makes his comeback.  Show hits the chokeslam for the pin in 1:17.  The rest of the Corre jump Show.  R-Truth, Chris Masters, Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, and Daniel Bryan hit the ring and clear out The Corre.

Miz & Ziggler vs. Rated RKO is TONIGHT!

Beth Phoenix warns us to not try this at home, school, or anywhere else.

Royal Rumble “By The Numbers” video and hype.

WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley come out.  Cole mizzes his pants.  Miz cuts a promo about the Truman Doctrine of all things.  He says this has nothing to do with the Royal Rumble, then talks about Randy Orton.  Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero come out.  The main event is NEXT!

WWE Champion The Miz (w/ Alex Riley) & Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Rated RKO (World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Randy Orton).  Orton wants Miz, but of course, Ziggler starts.  They lock up.  Ziggler backs Orton into the corner and cheap shots him instead of giving a clean break.  Orton explodes with a clothesline and beats up Ziggler.  Miz annoys him from the apron, so Orton goes after him.  Orton chases Miz right into Ziggler, who beats him up.  Orton hits a Lou Thesz press with punches, then tags in Edge.  Edge hits a diving clothesline on Ziggler for 2.  Ziggler hits a face buster for 2.  Miz tags in and beats up Edge.  Orton tags in and beats up Miz.  He hits the powerslam and humps the mat.  Insta-commercials.  Ziggler beats up Orton.  The announcers blame the random cut away on technical difficulties.  Heels get the heat on Orton.  Miz hits the backbreaker/neckbreaker for 2.  Miz goes for the corner clothesline, but Orton explodes with a clothesline of his own.  Edge and Ziggler tag in.  Edge runs wild.  Edge goes for the spear.  Riley gets on the apron.  Edge decks him.  Edge hits the Edge-O-Matic on Ziggler.  Miz saves.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Orton takes Miz outside.  Edge avoids the Zig Zag and spears Ziggler for the pin (7:42 shown).  Fine match.  Vickie Guerrero screams that the spear is banned.  That’s fucking stupid.  She says if Edge uses the spear at the Rumble, Ziggler automatically wins the title.  I hate stupid stipulations like that.  So does Edge.  He spears Ziggler off the apron, then spears him twice more for good measure.  Man, they buried Ziggler six feet under tonight.

Pretty fun show.

WWE Superstars 1/20/11

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Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Jack Korpela and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Tony Chimel is the first ring announcer.

JTG vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.  JTG works a side headlock and lands a shoulder block.  Chavo gets a side headlock takeover, then beats up JTG for a bit.  JTG catches a kick and lands a clothesline, then hits a basement boot to the face.  JTG slides out of the ring and hits a palm thrust.  They brawl outside.  Chavo hits the Eddie hilo back in for 2.  Chavo locks in a body scissors/armbar/chin lock.  JTG escapes.  Chavo lands a dropkick for 2.  Chavo hits a sweet backdrop suplex for 2.  Chavo keeps the heat going.  JTG hits a back body drop and makes his comeback.  JTG hits a Regal Cutter for 2.  Chavo hits a release Northern Lights suplex, then puts the boots to JTG.  JTG dropkicks Chavo into the corner, then hits the Mugshot.  JTG hits the Sling Blade for the pin in 5:48.  Good little match.

Tonight, Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd!  Yeah, I’m psyched. plug.

Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins.  Hawkins tries a go behind.  Masters is playing that shit and beats the shit out of him.  Hawkins catches Masters with a boot to the face.  Masters hits a spinebuster.  Hawkins avoids a dive and puts to boots to Masters.  Hawkins hits a suplex for 2.  Hawkins keeps the heat going.  Masters rallies and locks in the Master Lock for the win in 3:23.  Well this wasn’t much.

NXT recap.

Yoshi vs. Kidd TONIGHT!

Scott Stanford and Josh Matthews are now the announcers.  Justin Roberts is now the ring announcer.

Zack Ryder & Primo vs. David Hart Smith & Darren Young.  Ryder yells “Woo Woo Woo,” then grabs Young in a side headlock, then a hammerlock.  Young hits a clothesline.  Ryder tags out.  Young schools Primo with arm torture, then tags in Smith, who continues the arm work.  Smith hits a powerslam and a powerbomb, then gets distracted by Ryder.  Primo recovers and takes out Smith’s knee.  Ryder tags in and works over Smith.  Ryder hits a neckbreaker and a leg drop for 2.  Primo tags in and keeps the heat going.  Smith continues to play face in peril as Ryder and Primo make quick tags and work him over.  Smith catches Primo with a big belly to belly suplex.  Ryder and Young tag in.  The crowd actually goes nuts as Young runs wild.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Primo and Smith are sent outside.  Ryder hits the Rough Ryder on Young for the pin in 5:01.  Fun little match.

Yoshi vs. Kidd TONIGHT!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Royal Rumble “By The Numbers” video.

Raw Rebound.

The main event is NEXT!

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Tyson Kidd.  Kidd tries a go behind.  Yoshi reverses it.  Kidd grabs an arm lock.  Yoshi counters.  Sweet, sweet chain wrestling.  Kidd gets a side headlock takeover.  Yoshi turns it into a head scissors.  Kidd nips up.  Yoshi throws a head kick, but Kidd bails to the apron.  Kidd forces Yoshi to hold his weight while doing a back bridge.  Yosho rallies.  They do a pinfall reversal sequence.  Yoshi lands some kicks.  Kidd elevates Yoshi to the apron, then hits a Dragon screw leg whip through the ropes.  Insta-commercials.  Kidd works Yoshi’s leg for a while.  Yoshi uses his free leg to kick Kidd through the ropes to the floor.  Kidd goes for the Superstar Elbow.  Yoshi avoids it and makes his comeback as best he can on one leg.  Yoshi hits a Northern Lights suplex hold, but can’t hold his bridge with one leg.  Yoshi goes up top and misses his big kick.  Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter, but Yoshi catches him in a cradle for the pin (8:12 shown).  Good match.  I really liked the finish.

Fun little show this week.

WWE Superstars 1/13/11

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Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Jack Korpela and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Tony Chimel is the first ring announcer.  Tonight, a big eight-man tag match!

Chris Masters & JTG vs. Curt Hawkins & Chavo Guerrero Jr.  Yay for random tag matches!  Chavo and Masters lock up.  Masters drops him with a shoulder block.  They lock up again and Masters powers Chavo into the corner.  Chavo lands a cheap shot.  Masters hits a press slam for 2.  JTG tags in and works Chavo’s arm a bit.  Chavo gets away and tags Hawkins in.  JTG shuts him down and tags in Masters.  Masters lands a shoulder block.  Hawkins does the drop down, leap frog.  Masters goes for the Master Lock, but gets countered and cut off.  Chavo and Hawkins get the heat on Masters.  JTG gets the hot tag and runs wild, then gets cut off.  Insta-commercials.  Chavo and Hawkins get the heat on JTG for a while.  JTG gives Hawkins a flapjack and makes the hot tag to Masters.  Masters runs wild on Chavo.  Masters goes for the Master Lock, but Chavo counters.  Masters tries again, back body drops an interfering Hawkins, and clamps the hold on Chavo for the win (9:49 shown).  Fine little match.

NXT recap.

Up next, Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox. plug.

Scott Stanford and Josh Matthews are now the announcers.  Justin Roberts is now the ring announcer.

Alicia Fox vs. Gail Kim.  They lock up and wrestle a bit.  Fox backs Gail into the corner and charges, but Gail avoids her and jumps around a bunch.  Alicia gets a side headlock takeover.  Gail escapes and hits an arm drag.  Fox begs off.  Gail hits a basement dropkick for 2.  Fox kicks Gail in the gut and works her over.  Of course she works the hair.  And I was thinking this match might not be too bad.  Fox hits a gut buster for 2.  Fox locks in an abdominal stretch.  Gail flips out and lands on top of Fox for 2.  Fox beats Gail up some more.  Gail rallies and makes her comeback.  Gail hits a missile dropkick for 2.  Gail hits the Eat Defeat for the pin in 4:51.  It was there.  I’ve seen far worse.

Awesome random eight-man tag is still to come!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

John Morrison hype video.

Shawn Michaels Hall of Fame video.

Awesomely random eight-man tag is NEXT!

David Hart Smith, Yoshi Tatsu, Primo, & Darren Young vs. William Regal, Zack Ryder, & Jimmy & Jey Uso.  Regal and Primo start with an awesome sequence.  Jimmy Uso tags in and beats up Primo.  Primo rallies and tags in Yoshi.  Yoshi shines, then Young tags in and takes his turn.  Ryder tags in, but gets clocked by Young.  Smith tags in and beats up Ryder.  Regal tags in and trades European uppercuts with Smith.  Ryder tags back in and gets beaten on my Smith some more.  Smith hits the stalling suplex for 2.  Jey Uso tags in and beats up Smith.  Jimmy tags a turn, then Ryder again.  Smith hits a Jackhammer on Ryder, then knocks the other opponents off the apron.  Smith goes for the running powerslam, but an Uso clips his leg.  Ryder beats on Smith.  Insta-commercials.  Smith makes a comeback on Jimmy Uso and tags in Young.  Young runs wild a bit, then low bridges him out of the ring.  Jimmy chop blocks Young on the apron.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Regal tags in and mauls Young.  Ryder tags in and keeps the heat going on Young.  Ryder hits the face wash for 2.  Young drops Ryder with an enzuigiri and makes the hot tag to Primo.  Primo runs wild.  Primo hits a jumping tornado DDT.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Yoshi tags in and drops Ryder with a Mirko Cro Cop high kick for the pin (10:20 shown).  Fun match!

Okay little show this week!  Random multi-man tags are always a good time.

WWE Superstars 1/6/11

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2011 by Grappleholic

WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Jack Korpela and Matt Striker are the first announcers.  Tony Chimel is the first ring announcer.

JTG vs. Tyler Reks.  They lock up.  Reks takes JTG outside and beats him up.  JTG shines back inside.  Reks bails.  JTG goes for a slingshot dive.  Reks trips him.  JTG kicks him away and pounds on him at ringside.  Back inside, Reks catches JTG with a knee lift and goes to work on him.  Reks pulls JTG’s ribs into the post.  Ouch.  Cover gets 2.  Reks works over JTG’s injured midsection.  JTG makes his comeback and dropkicks Reks into the corner.  JTG gets a reverse cradle for 2.  JTG gets a wonky cradle out of the corner for 2.  Reks cuts JTG off with another knee lift.  JTG rallies and keeps rolling.  JTG rolls Reks into the corner and hits a corner dropkick for 2.  Reks pulls JTG’s head across the top rope and hits the Burning Hammer for the pin in 6:04.  Okay little match.

Tonight, Daniel Bryan & Mark Henry vs. Tyson Kidd & Ted Dibiase Jr.~!  Commercials. plug.

Chris Masters vs. Curt Hawkins.  They lock up.  Hawkins grabs a side headlock.  Masters tosses him off.  Hawkins stupidly tries it again.  Masters reverses it.  They go into the ropes.  Hawkins takes a cheap shot at Masters’ arm, then hits a suplex for 2.  Hawkins hits a backdrop suplex and kicks Masters in the back.  Cover gets 2.  Hawkins applies a rear chin lock.  Masters breaks free and hits a Samoan drop.  Masters gets rolling and goes for the Master Lock.  Hawkins sends him in to the corner and tries to climb the ropes.  Masters locks in the Master Lock for the win in 3:34.  Adequate.

NXT recap.

Tonight, Bryan & Henry vs. Kidd & Dibiase!  Commercials!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Scott Stanford and Josh Matthews are now the announcers.  Justin Roberts is now the ring announcer.

Yoshi Tatsu vs. Zack Ryder.  They lock up.  Ryder grabs a hammerlock, then breaks and acts like a tool.  Yoshi kicks him in the leg, then chops the piss out of him and punches him.  Yoshi hits some nice hip tosses and a dropkick for 2.  Ryder bails.  Yoshi hits him with a slingshot dive.  Back inside, Yoshi goes up top.  Ryder drops him across the top rope.  Yoshi takes a bump to the floor.  Ryder gets the heat with his pounding and rest holds and such.  Yoshi gets a crucifix hold for 1.  Ryder lands a forearm smash, then pushes Yoshi into the rope with his leg.  I never know how to describe that kind of stuff.  Ryder hits a neckbreaker for 2, then stretches Yoshi across his knee with a chin lock.  They trade boots.  Yoshi fires a chop, then throws Ryder into the post.  Yoshi makes his comeback.  Ryder ducks a spin kick and hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Yoshi ducks the Rough Ryder and lands a perfect high kick for the pin in 4:54.  Fun little match.

Still to come, Bryan & Henry vs. Kidd & Dibiase!  Commercials.

Dolph Ziggler hype video.

Raw Rebound.

The main event is NEXT!  Commercials.

WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan (w/ The Bella Twins) & Mark Henry vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) & Tyson Kidd.  Bryan and Kidd start with a great chain wrestling sequence.  Kidd lands on his feet after being monkey flipped.  Bryan dropkicks him.  Henry and Dibiase tag in.  Dibiase slaps Henry.  That’s just stupid.  Henry kicks his ass.  Henry squashed Dibiase in the corner.  Kidd comes in.  Henry kicks his ass too.  Henry clotheslines both opponents to the floor.  Bryan tags in.  Henry press slams him out of the ring onto the opponents.  Bryan and Henry are rolling!  Commercials!  Dibiase and Kidd have gained the initiative.  They get the heat on Bryan.  Bryan and Kidd do a double cross body spot.  Henry gets the hot tag and runs wild until Kidd avoids the big splash.  Dibiase tags in and works over Henry.  Kidd tags in.  Henry back body drops him.  Dibiase and Bryan tag in.  Bryan runs wild on Dibiase.  Bryan goes for a dive off the top, but Dibiase catches him with a dropkick.  Kidd tags in and goes for the Sharpshooter.  Bryan turns it into a cradle for 1.  Bryan goes for the LeBell Lock.  Dibiase saves.  Henry takes Dibiase out.  Bryan lands a dropkick and goes for the LeBell Lock again.  Kidd counters and hits the spinning Fisherman buster deal for the pin in 12:44.  Very fun match.

Fun show.  The main event was really good.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 12/31/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2011 by Grappleholic

WWE open, New Years Eve Smackdown hype, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker are the announcers.  Tonight, Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. Kane & Alberto Del Rio!  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero come out.  Vickie makes horrible screeching noises like a pterodactyl.  They show John Cena trying to give Vickie the Attitude Adjustment last week.  She screeches some more.  Kofi Kingston comes out and tells Vickie to be quiet because everyone gets nauseous from listening to her.  Thank you, Kofi!  They show a photo of Vickie interfering at the PPV.  Jack Swagger comes out.  He’s also pissed off at the bullshit finish of the PPV match.  Ziggler says the only important thing is that he’s still champion.  Kofi says he doesn’t deserve it.  He wants a rematch.  So does Swagger.  Ziggler makes some excuse about Teddy Long’s New Years party.  He takes a swing at Kofi.  A three-way brawl erupts.  Kofi wins.  Teddy Long comes out and books a triple threat rematch for the title TONIGHT! plug.

The Big Show vs. “Dashing” Cody Rhodes.  Show beats up Rhodes and throws him around.  Show hits the loud chop, then does the stink face.  Rhodes bails and checks his jacket mirror.  Show palms his head and pulls him back into the ring.  Rhodes tries to rally, but continues being tossed about.  Rhodes avoids Show in the corner and hits the Beautiful Disaster.  Rhodes puts the boots to Show.  Show hits a shoulder block and goes the KO punch.  Rhodes bails and leaves.  Show wins by count-out in 2:51.  Fine.

Teddy Long’s New Years Party!  Guests include Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, JTG, Hornswoggle, Rosa Mendez, Curt Hawkins, Drew McIntyre, Natalya, and what’s her face that just won divas NXT.  Kaitlyn, I think.  Rosa feeds Hornswoggle cheese.  Conor O’Brian from NXT sniffs the cheese.  His pro Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) tells him to cool it.  Del Rio hits on Rosa.  Hornswoggle takes offense.  Teddy asks people to make New Years Resolutions.  McIntyre says he’ll become a champion and a better person.  A drunk Chavo Guerrero Jr. insults everyone.  Teddy tells him he’s drinking non-alcoholic champagne.  Everyone glares at Chavo.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Drew McIntyre vs. Trent Barreta. They lock up.  Barrett throws McIntyre into the corner.  They lock up again.  McIntyre grabs a side headlock and releases it because he’s trying to be nice.  That’s just stupid.  McIntyre gets his head on straight and gets a headlock takedown.  Barreta bridges out and gets a headlock takedown of his own.  McIntyre backs Barreta into the corner and beats on him.  Barreta tries a rana, but McIntyre powerbombs him into the corner.  McIntyre beats up Barreta some more.  Barreta rallies and hits an enzuigiri for 2.  Barreta hits a springboard dropkick that sends McIntyre to the floor.  Barreta goes for a Space Flying Tiger Drop, but McIntyre avoids it!  Barreta looks dead.  The referee stops it and awards the win to McIntyre in 4:30.  Cool little match and a nifty ending.  McIntyre gives Barreta the Future Shock just to be a dick.  So much for being a better person!

Tonight, Kane & Del Rio vs. Edge & Mysterio!  Also, Ziggler vs. Kofi vs. Swagger!

Back at the party, Chavo cries to the Swagger Soaring Eagle.  They hug.  Teddy shakes his head at them, then tries to make his New Years Revolution.  Michelle McCool and Layla come in to be obnoxious.  They talk shit about Natalya and Beth, who argue with them.  Teddy books them in a tag match tonight, then talks to the eagle.

Tonight, IC title triple threat match!

World Heavyweight Champion Edge comes out.  The tag match is NEXT!

World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Kane & Alberto Del Rio.  Del Rio is introduced by Ricardo Rodriguez, of course.  Del Rio and Mysterio tear into each other briefly, then Edge tags in and beats up Del Rio.  Edge clotheslines Del Rio to the floor.  Kane comes in and sent outside by Mysterio.  Edge gives Mysterio a life to take their opponents out with a dive.  Insta-commercials.  Kane and Del Rio get the heat on Edge.  Mysterio gets the tag and runs wild.  Mysterio goes for a springboard cross body, but Kane catches him with a punch in midair.  Kane sends Mysterio outside to be beaten up by Del Rio.  Kane decides he wants in on the fun and throws Mysterio into the barricade.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Del Rio tags in and keeps the heat going on his enemy.  Mysterio continues playing face in peril for a bit, then makes the hot tag.  Edge runs wild on Del Rio.  Edge hits the Edgecution and goes for the spear.  That sequence of moves is completely back asswards.  Kane tries to chokeslam Edge, but fails.  Mysterio low bridges Kane out of the ring.  Edge gives Kane a baseball slide dropkick.  Mysterio gives Del Rio the 619.  Edge follows with the spear for the pin (9:19 shown).  Fine little match.

Back at the party, Chavo tries to impress Kaitlyn by sucking helium out of a balloon and talking funny, but there’s no helium.  Chris Masters and Hornswoggle wiggle their boobs at each other.  Big Show tells Kelly Kelly to be careful with Drew McIntyre.  Cody Rhodes comes in and argues with Show.  Teddy tells them to chill.  Teddy books Del Rio vs. Mysterio in a 2/3 Falls Match and Kane vs. Edge for the World Championship in a Last Man Standing Match for next week.

Tonight, IC Title triple threat match!

Michelle McCool & Layla vs. WWE Divas Champion Natalya & Beth Phoenix.  Beth and Natalya take turns beating up McCool.  McCool cuts off Natalya.  Insta-commercials.  Layla works over Natalya.  Beth tags in and is immediately cut off by McCool.  They get the heat on Beth.  Natalya gets the hot tag and runs wild.  Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter on Layla, but is countered.  She does it a different way and locks it in.  McCool kicks Natalya in the face and drags Layla over to tag her.  Natalya back body drops McCool and tags in Beth.  Beth hits the Glam Slam for the pin (6:39 shown).  All right match.

Teddy Long rejoices that the party didn’t break out into a fight.  Chavo calls the party lame.  Big Show pour punch on him.  Tyler Reks has also joined the party.  Chavo rams Hornswoggle’s face into the cake.  A food fight breaks out.  Teddy jinxed it.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Raw Rebound.

The main event is NEXT!

Triple Threat Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger.  Swagger and Ziggler double team Kofi for the first several minutes.  Kofi makes his comeback, monkey flips Swagger, and gives Ziggler the corner punches.  Kofi sends both opponents outside and takes them both out with a tope suicida.  Insta-commercials.  Kofi cranks on Swagger’s arm.  Kofi goes for the Boom Drop, but Ziggler pulls him out of the ring and drops him.  Swagger tries to pull Ziggler into the ring, but Ziggler pulls his head across the top rope and hits the Fameasser for 2.  Swagger goes to the floor.  Ziggler brings Kofi back in and hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ziggler hits an elbow drop for 2.  Ziggler keeps the heat on Kofi.  Swagger tries to come back in, but Ziggler cuts him off and keeps working on Kofi.  Kofi avoids Ziggler in the corner and starts firing back.  Matthews still doesn’t know what a Superman punch is.  Kofi hits the Boom Drop and goes for the Trouble In Paradise.  Swagger intervenes and Germans him right into Ziggler.  Swagger covers Ziggler for 2, then Kofi for the same.  Swagger sets up Kofi for a superplex.  Kofi fights him off.  Ziggler jumps up and tries to do the deed.  Swagger powerbombs Ziggler out of the corner.  Kofi hits Swagger with a diving cross body for 2.  Swagger counters the S.O.S. and takes on Kofi’s knee.  Kofi counters the ankle lock.  Swagger ducks the Trouble In Paradise.  Swagger locks in the ankle lock.  Ziggler gives Swagger the Zig Zag.  Kofi saves!  Kofi and Swagger brawl.  Kofi catches Swagger with a DDT and covers.  Vickie puts Swagger’s foot on the bottom rope.  Swagger goes for the Doctor Bomb.  Kofi counters and hits the Trouble In Paradise.  Ziggler schoolboys Kofi and grabs a handful of tights for the pin (13:53 shown).  Good match.

Next week, Del Rio vs. Mysterio 2/3 Falls!  Edge vs. Kane for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Last Man Standing Match!

All right show to end 2010 for WWE.

WWE Superstars 12/30/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2011 by Grappleholic

WWE open, Superstars open. Scott Stanford and Josh Matthews are the first announcers.  Justin Roberts is the first ring announcer.

Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young vs. Jimmy & Jey Uso.  Jey and Young lock up and roll to the floor.  Jimmy psychs Jey up.  It doesn’t work, as Young keeps beating him up.  Young hits a flying shoulder block for 2.  Yoshi tags in lands a chop for 2.  Stanford name drops Yuji Nagata.  Jimmy comes out and Yoshi does some fancy arm drags and crucifix hold for 2.  Young tags in and eats a boot from Jimmy.  The Usos get the heat on Young.  Yoshi gets the hot tag and runs wild on Jimmy.  Yoshi lands a spin kick.  Cover, but Jey saves.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Jey sends Young into the post on the outside.  Yoshi goes up top.  Jey tries to cut him off, but fails.  Jimmy slams Yoshi down and hits the Superfly splash for the pin in 5:42.  Fine little match.  I expected Yoshi & Young to get their win back here, but it was not to be.

NXT recap.

WWE Magazine plug. plug.

David Hart Smith vs. William Regal.  They start with glorious, glorious chain wrestling.  They go back and forth on the mat for the first few minutes.  Smith lands a dropkick and Regal bails.  Smith follows him outside and drops him with a shoulder block.  Insta-commercials.  Smith hits the stall suplex for 2.  Regal rams Smith’s shin into the post and goes to work on his leg.  Smith tries to fight back, but gets hit with a Dragon screw leg whip.  Smith lands some European uppercuts.  Regal wrenches his leg in the ropes.  Regal goes into his happy place and mauls a fucker.  He keeps the leg torture going with a half crab.  He lets go and stomps the knee.  More brutalizing of Smith’s leg.  Regal goes for a butterfly suplex, but Smith stand up with him and turns it into a butterfly back body drop.  They trade European uppercuts.  Smith wins the exchange and makes his comeback.  Smith hits a Northern Lights suplex hold, but can’t keep his bridge because of the bad leg.  He fails a body slam and Regal chop blocks his knee.  Regal connects with the knee trembler for the pin (9:17 shown).  Really good little match.

Tonight, Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reks!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Randy Orton hype video.

Jack Korpela and Matt Striker are now the announcers.

Raw Rebound.

Tony Chimel is now the ring announcer.  The main event is next!

Chris Masters vs. Tyler Reks.  They lock up aggressively.  Masters shoves Reks away.  They lock up again.  Masters tries a go behind.  Reks catches him with an elbow.  Masters fires back with chops and takes Reks down with a side headlock.  Reks rolls him over into a cradle briefly.  I love that spot.  Reks backs Masters into the corner and beats him up.  Masters gets rolling and clotheslines Reks out of the ring.  Masters throws Reks back into the ring.  Reks rolls to the other side of the apron.  Masters goes for the Master Lock, but Reks pulls his arm down into the turnbuckles.  Insta-commercials.  Reks works Masters’ arm.  Reks hits a Final Cut for 2, then goes back to working the arm.  Reks hits a body slam and a knee drop for 2.  Back to torturing the arm.  Reks rams Masters’ arm into the post.  He tries to do it again, but Masters pulls Reks into the post.  Masters beats up Reks on the outside.  Back inside, Masters hits a Samoan drop for 2.  Masters goes for the Master Lock, but can’t do it.  Reks goes for a neckbreaker, but Masters turns it into a backslide for 2.  Reks hits a clothesline for 2.  Reks drops knees and elbows, then rains down punches on Masters.  Reks goes for a powerbomb and Korpela thinks its the Burning Hammer.  Masters back body drops him, then spears the corner.  There’s a jump cut, then Reks hits the Burning Hammer for the pin (about 10 minutes shown).  Okay match.  I wonder what the deal was with the jump cut.

Pretty decent show.