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WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 1/21/11

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Highlights of Big Show/Wade Barrett from last week, with the formation of the new Barrett/Justin Gabriel/Heath Slater/Ezekiel Jackson group.

Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker are the announcers.

Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel, and Heath Slater come to the ring.  Their group is called The Corre.  They all introduce themselves.  Teddy Long comes out to bitch at them for being assholes.  Barrett tries to explain why the Corre is good for Smackdown.  They banter for a bit.  Teddy insists that they play by the rules, then leaves.  Alberto Del Rio comes out to tell The Corre that they’re welcome here, but Smackdown is his show.  He cuts his usual promo about it being his destiny to win the Royal Rumble.  Insta-commercials.

Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio.

Alberto Del Rio vs. R-Truth.  Del Rio beats up Truth.  Truth hits a clothesline and Del Rio bails.  Truth beats him up on the outside.  Back inside, Truth avoids an elbow drop and covers for 2.  Truth works Del Rio’s arm.  Cut to backstage, where Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero have found Teddy Long unconscious.  Truth keeps beating up Del Rio.  Truth hits an avalanche-style Frankensteiner, then clotheslines Del Rio out of the ring.  Insta-commercials.  Truth boots Del Rio in the face and goes to the middle rope.  Del Rio pulls him down.  Cover gets 2.  Del Rio works Truth’s shoulder, then clamps on a rear chin lock.  Del Rio beats on Truth.  Cut to the back, where the paramedics are taking Teddy away.  I spot Tony Garea.  Truth makes his comeback and hits a front suplex for 2.  Del Rio rallies and hits an enzuigiri for 2.  Cole says Teddy Long has suffered trauma to the back of the head.  Truth hits a hip toss.  Rodriguez trips Truth.  Del Rio pulls Truth’s arm over the top rope, then gets the Minoru Special for the submission (6:42 shown).  This was pretty much just a backdrop for the angle with Teddy.

Teddy Long is loaded into an ambulance.  Vickie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler, JTG, Rosa Mendez, Hornswoggle, Curt Hawkins, Michael Tarver, Trent Barreta, and Kaitlyn are seen looking on.

Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler come back into the office to find The Corre.  They say they had nothing to do with what happened to Teddy and offer their assistance.  She wants one of them to face Edge tonight and soften him up for Ziggler.

Royal Rumble “By The Numbers” video.

Tonight, Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) vs. Beth Phoenix.  They lock up.  Phoenix overpowers Layla.  Layla lands some kicks.  Phoenix does big swing and hits a clothesline for 2.  Layla hits a nifty rope walk armbreaker.  Cover gets 2.  Layla works Phoenix’s arm and applies a nifty hold.  Phoenix stands up with Layla and drops her to break it.  Phoenix makes her comeback.  Phoenix hits the slingshot suplex for 2.  Layla attacks Beth’s injured arm again.  Beth hits a backbreaker and the Glam Slam for the pin in 3:32.  It wasn’t awful.

Rey Mysterio is headed our way!

Tulsa!

Stand Up For WWE BS.

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. “Dashing” Cody Rhodes.  Rhodes grabs a side headlock, then hits a clothesline.  Mysterio hits a flying headscissors.  Rhodes gets the advantage and works Mysterio’s knee.  Rhodes sends Mysteri outside.  Mysterio avoids a baseball slide dropkick, then hits a drop toehold into the steps.  Back inside, Mysterio hits the diving seated senton for 2.  Mysterio hits a rebound cross body for 2.  Rhodes hits a side Russian leg sweep for 2.  Mysterio rallies and hits the 619 and a diving splash for the pin in 4:02.  Fine little match.  Rhodes looks to have a broken nose or something.

Todd Grisham tries to give an update on Teddy Long.  Alex Riley interrupts.  He and WWE Champion The Miz are on Smackdown tonight.  Cole mizzes his pants.

Tonight, Edge vs. a member of The Corre!

The trainer tells Cody Rhodes that his nose is broken.  Rhodes looks in the mirror and freaks out.

Non-Title Amateur Wrestling Challenge: Jack Swagger vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.  3 minute time limit.  Swagger gets a takedown.  Kofi escapes.  They keep doing boring amateur wrestling for a while.  Swagger dominates.  Kofi makes a comeback at the end, but Swagger wins 10-9.  Swagger jumps Kofi after the match.  Kofi kicks his ass, gives him the Trouble In Paradise, and hits a diving cross body, just because the crowd usually pops so big for it.

They show the brawl between Edge and Dolph Ziggler on The Cutting Edge last week.

Tonight, Edge vs. ?!

The announcer hype how the Smackdown ratings have gone up or something.

Trent Barreta vs. Drew McIntyre.  They show Barreta’s upset victory over McIntyre last week and the subsequent backstage attack and whatever is going on with Drew and Kelly Kelly.  McIntyre hits a belly to belly suplex, then pounds on Barreta.  McIntyre hits a snap suplex for 2.  Barreta rallies and hits a dropkick.  Barreta goes for a springboard rana, but McIntyre turns it into a powerbomb.  Cover gets 2.  McIntyre hits a hip toss off the top rope for the pin in 2:07.  McIntyre offers a handshake after the match, but Barreta decks him like a dick.  McIntyre righteously kicks his ass.  Kelly Kelly comes out and orders him to stop.  Hey, Barreta had it coming this time!  McIntyre tries to explain himself, but the dumb bimbo goes to check on Barreta instead.  Sorry, but this is a case of the heel being right.

Tonight, Edge vs. ?!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley come out.  Cole mizzes all over himself.  Miz cuts a promo.  They show him and Riley beating down Randy Orton on Raw.  World Heavyweight Champion Edge comes out.  They banter.  Riley talks shit to Edge and gets speared.  Miz acts like he wants to fight, then bitches down.  The main event is NEXT!

Edge is in the ring.  The Corre come out.  Vickie Guerrero comes out and screeches in her horrible voice.  Dolph Ziggler comes out to do commentary.

Non-Title: World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, & Heath Slater).  Edge does some arm locks.  Gabriel throws a forearm.  This apparently pisses Edge off, because he starts kicking Gabriel’s ass.  Edge hits the Edge-O-Matic for 2.  Gabriel gets the advantage and beats up Edge.  Edge rallies and sends Gabriel to the floor.  Insta-commercials.  Gabriel gets a 2 count on Edge.  Gabriel hits a side Russian leg sweep and transitions into a weird hold.  Gabriel hits an STO and goes up top.  Edge wakes up and catches him with a dropkick.  Edge gives Gabriel an Edge-O-Matic against the ropes.  Edge goes up top.  Gabriel cuts him off and goes for a superplex.  Edge fights him off and hits a diving cross body for 2.  Edge goes for the spear.  Guys start getting on the apron.  Edge decks Barrett and Slater, but Jackson gives Edge a lariat.  Gabriel gets the pin (7:21 shown).  That’s a hell of a lariat.  Okayish match.  The Corre surrounds Edge and commence to beating him down.  They all give Edge their finishes and leave.  Ziggler places a foot on Edge and stands tall as the show ends.

Okay show.  It wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t anything great either.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 1/14/11

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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.

WWE Monday Night Raw 9/27/10

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WWE open, “last week on Raw” featuring The Miz’s beat down of Daniel Bryan, Raw open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are the announcers.  Tonight, Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho!  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

The Miz and Alex Riley come out.  Miz cuts a promo on Daniel Bryan.  Bryan comes out and Miz makes fun of his music.  Miz wants to know who Bryan’s partner is.  It’s John Morrison!

The Miz & Alex Riley vs. WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan & John Morrison.  Bryan goes after Miz, who bails, so Bryan beats up Alex Riley.  Bryan lands a running kick for 2.  Morrison tags in and hits Riley with a dropkick for 2.  Riley hot shots Morrison into the top rope and tags in Miz.  Riley chokes Morrison behind the referee’s back.  Miz hits the bottom rope decapitator.  Miz goes for a backdrop suplex, but Morrison lands on top for 2.  Miz and Riley get the heat on Morrison.  Morrison drops Miz and makes the hot tag to Bryan.  Bryan runs wild on Miz.  Bryan goes for the LeBell Lock.  Miz pushes him into Morrison on the apron, then hits Bryan with the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin in 5:13.  Fine little match.  Miz attacks Bryan after the match.  Morrison tackles Miz through the ropes.  Bryan hits them both with a tope suicida.  Bryan beats on Miz, then nails Morrison with an elbow smash.  A three-way brawl between Bryan, Morrison, and Miz erupts.  Either I just got a text on my iPhone or Cole got an email from the iBooker 9000.  It’s the latter.  iBooker announces via Cole that at Hell In A Cell, it’s going to be Bryan vs. Miz vs. Morrison in a Triple Threat Submissions Count Anywhere Match.  Neat.

A divas battle royal is NEXT!  Commercials.

Unified WWE Divas #1 Contender Battle Royal featuring Melina, Gail Kim, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Tamina, Eve Torres, Jillian Hall, Maryse, Natalya, and Alicia Fox.  Unified WWE Divas Champions Michelle McCool & Layla come out to do commentary.  Fucking UGH.  The women brawl as McCool and Layla are obnoxious.  Tamina dumps Melina.  Gail tries to eliminate Tamina.  Maryse tries to eliminate Gail.  Gail and Tamina fight on the apron, then go back inside.  Tamina hot shots Gail into the top rope, them dumps her.  Eve beats up Tamina.  Tamina tries to dump Eve, but Eve guillotines her and pulls her out of the ring to eliminate her.  The Bellas dance at Jillian.  They try to eliminate Fox and Jillian, then slide out of the ring and eliminate themselves.  Eve low bridges Maryse out of the ring.  Fox eliminates Eve.  Fox and Jillian jump Natalya and double suplex her.  They try to eliminate her, but she hands on.  Jillian turns on Fox.  Fox eliminates her.  Fox goes after Natalya, but Natalya backdrops her out of the ring to win it in 4:17.  Meh.

They show John Cena doing promo work for his crappy movie.  Meh.  Fast forward.

Tonight, The Cutting Edge with the iBooker 9000!

Slam of the Week: R-Truth & Eve Torres beating Ted Dibiase Jr. & Maryse last week, then the mysterious “I will have you” message on the Tron.

Maryse bitches at Ted Dibiase Jr. because she lost this week.  Dibiase is still mad about her losing last week.  Someone slides a message under the door.  It says “Next week, you will be mine.”  I don’t know where this angle is going, and I don’t care.

Sheamus comes out and tells an old Irish folk story, then issues an open challenge.  Commercials.

Sheamus is still in the ring.  He says no one is man enough to take him on.  Great Khali comes out.  Joy.

Sheamus vs. Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh).  Sheamus shoves Khali and yells a battle cry.  Khali shoves him into the ropes and chops him.  Sheamus gets pissed and kicks his ass.  Sheamus takes Khali outside and hits him with the announce table cover and one of the announcers’ chairs to get himself DQ’d in 1:07.  Khali tries to through the big chop, but Sheamus moves and he hits the post.  Sheamus drops him with the pump kick.  Sheamus lands another pump kick and poses.  This did a better job of building Sheamus than the stupid crap they did last week.

Up next, the Cutting Edge with the iBooker 9000!  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Edge comes out to do the Cutting Edge.  The iBooker’s laptop is his guest.  The laptop can talk now.  Edge argues, then realizes that he’s ARGUING WITH A FUCKING COMPUTER.  He says he’s going to go ask Jericho.  iBooker says Jericho is bluffing and Edge has a match right now against John Cena.  Yeah, that’s new.  Commercials.

Edge vs. John Cena.  The Nexus is shown watching backstage.  They lock up.  Cena takes Edge down with a side headlock.  Edge fights out and puts the boots to Cena in the corner.  Cena hits a drop toe hold and goes for the STF, but Edge kicks him out of the ring.  Edge lands a baseball slide dropkick.  Edge sends Cena into the steps.  Back inside, Edge covers for 2.  Edge beats up Cena some more.  They trade punches.  Cena starts his comeback, but misses the shoulder block or something, so Edge keeps beating on him.  Cena counters a suplex attempt with one of his own.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Edge counters and hits the Edgecution for 2.  Cena hits the Throwback.  Cena tries to set up a middle rope Attitude Adjustment, but Edge escapes it.  Edge avoids Cena in the corner and hits the spear for the pin in 6:56, but Cena’s foot was under the bottom rope.  iBooker says Cena’s foot was under the rope.  The show a replay.  iBooker says the match continues.  Edge pounds on Cena, then goes for the spear.  Cena counters into a drop toe hold and locks in the STF.  Edge gets the ropes.  Cena pulls him to the middle and locks the STF in again for the submission win in 8:46.  Okay match.  Edge beats up the laptop.  I’m serious.

Tonight, Orton vs. Jericho!  Commercials.

Moments ago, ^^ happened.

Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater (w/ Wade Barrett, David Otunga, & Michael Tarver) vs. Mark Henry & Evan Bourne.  Slater and Gabriel work over Bourne.  Bourne drops Slater with a jumping knee and makes the hot tag to Henry.  Henry runs wild on Gabriel.  Bourne tags in and goes up for the Shooting Star press, but Slater intervenes.  Slater attacks Henry’s leg on the outside.  Gabriel goes for the 450 splash on Bourne, but Bourne avoids it and hits the Shooting Star press.  Slater pushes them over to reverse the pin, so Gabriel pins Bourne in 3:18.  Kind of a weird match.  It was okay, I guess.  Nexus send Henry into the steps, then beat down Bourne.  Tarver hits the big punch.  Slater hits his Zig Zag thing.  Barrett hits the Wasteland.  Gabriel hits the 450 splash.  Barrett promises to beat John Cena and force him to join The Nexus.  Otunga says they’re invading Smackdown this week.  Tarver says they’re bad news.  Like the bears?

WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre are headed our way!  Commercials.

Next week, Johnny Knoxville guest stars on Raw.  Fucking ugh.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: “Dashing” Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre (c) vs. The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya).  The Harts get another shot despite losing their rematch on Smackdown.  Yes, I know they taped the shows out of order.  That’s not my problem.  Oh well, at least the belts are being defended on TV.  Ah, they explain that the iBooker ordered this match BECAUSE of the cheating in the Smackdown match.  Holy crap!  Yay for quality control!  Rhodes and Kidd start.  Cole talks shit about the Harts.  Kidd does a cool reverse cradle for 2.  Rhodes hits his rebound kick.  Rhodes and McIntyre take turns beating up Kidd.  Smith gets the hot tag and runs wild.  Smith hits Rhodes with a backdrop suplex, but McIntyre saves.  Smith throws McIntyre out of the ring.  Harts go for the Hart Attack, but McIntyre trips Kidd before he can springboard.  Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes on Smith for the pin in 3:12.  Okay little match.  Smith bitches at Kidd because Kidd accidentally hit him when he got pushed.  Smith leaves.  Why the hell are they breaking up the Harts?

Orton vs. Jericho is NEXT!  Commercials.

John Cena is in the locker room.  R-Truth comes in and they chat about Sunday.  Cena says he’s also going to show up on Smackdown this week.

Hell In A Cell hype.

Chris Jericho comes out and cuts a promo.  He starts to list all of the people he’s beaten: Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero, Rey Mysterio, JBL, Big Show, Edge, Undertaker (x2), MVP, CM Punk… Commercials…

… Invader 1, Invader 2, Villano I, II, III, IV, & V, Juventud Guerrera, Apolo Dantes, Ringo Mendoza Jr., Great Muta, Masahiro Chono, Funaki, Fuyuki, Jado, Gedo, Yoshi Tatsu, Perry Saturn, Dean Malenko, Lex Luger, Sting, Ric Flair, Bill Goldberg, Booker T, Stevie Ray, Scott Norton, Buff Bagwell, Flash Flanagan, Flash Funk, Kevin Nash, Diesel, Oz, Scott Hall, Razor Ramon, American Starship Eagle… Randy Orton’s music interrupts.  Dammit!  That was EPIC!

Non-Title: Chris Jericho vs. WWE Champion Randy Orton.  Jericho goes on the attack.  Orton drops him with a clothesline.  Orton slides to the floor and beats up Jericho on the apron, then beats him up back in the ring.  Jericho drops Orton with a punch behind the referee’s back.  Jericho beats up Orton.  Orton clotheslines Jericho out of the ring.  Jericho reverses Orton into the barricade.  Commercials.  Orton drops Jericho with a clothesline and stomps on him.  Sheamus comes out.  Orton gets distracted and Jericho hits an enzuigiri for 2.  Jericho hits the bottom rope decapitator.  Orton avoids a charging Jericho against the ropes and fights back.  Orton goes for the RKO, but Jericho counters and gets a backslide for 2.  Jericho lands a dropkick for 2.  Jericho applies a rear chin lock.  Jericho lands another dropkick for another 2.  Jericho hits a knee drop for 2.  Orton hits a backdrop suplex and makes his comeback.  Jericho hits a bulldog headlock and goes for the Lionsault.  Orton avoids it and hits the 3.0.  Jericho blocks the RKO again and hits the Lionsault for 2.  Jericho kicks Orton to the apron and goes for the springboard dropkick.  Orton avoids it and goes for the DDT OF MURDER.  Jericho counters and locks in the Walls of Jericho.  Orton kicks him out of the ring to escape.  Orton hits the DDT OF MURDER and humps the mat.  Sheamus runs in and gets his ass kicked, which for some reason causes Orton to win by DQ in 13:15.  Really good match.  Orton gives Sheamus the DDT OF MURDER, then goes for the punt.  Jericho hits Orton with the Codebreaker.  Jericho brings in a chair.  Orton avoids the shot and drops Jericho with the RKO.  Crowd chants “PUNT!”  Orton gives Jericho the PUNT OF DOOM to send him out of WWE for a time, which makes me a sad panda.  Orton glares at Sheamus, then surveys his handiwork.

Lots of stupidity on this show, but at least Jericho had an awesome promo and a really good match in his last hour.

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/5/10

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WWE open.

The 7 members of The Nexus are in the ring.  Wade Barrett says he was told by the iBooker 9000 to assemble in the ring to face the consequences of their actions.  Barrett says he can’t reveal their reasons yet, but it’s part of a bigger picture.  Skip Sheffield said they beat up the legends for fun.  He says Steamboat should thank them for creating interest in his DVD.  Michael Cole gets an email from the iBooker 9000 saying that no Nexus member can compete for a WWE title until further notice and that the ban on them fighting WWE Superstars is lifted.  John Cena comes out and says Nexus haven’t been in a fair fight yet.  Randy Orton, R-Truth, John Morrison, Evan Bourne, and The Hart Dynasty come out.  Sheamus, Edge, The Usos, Chris Jericho, Ted Dibiase Jr., and The Miz attack the babyfaces.  The faces clean house and Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on one of the Usos.  Sheamus says the heels support the Nexus taking out Cena and Bret Hart.  He says the heels aren’t going to help Cena fight the Nexus.  Orton says he and Cena aren’t friends and never will be except when they have to be.  Orton reminds Edge that Nexus jumped them at Fatal 4 Way.  Orton recommends that the babyfaces beat up the heels.  Cole gets an email from the iBooker 9000 announcing a series of matches between the Money In The Bank participants.  iBooker also orders Cena to call a truce with Wade Barrett tonight.  Cena says he’ll punch Barrett’s teeth out instead.  iBooker says Cena needs to be the bigger man and do the right thing or face consequences “and that’s the bottom line because the GM said so.  Great, now idiot marks think it’s going to be Austin.  Wild segment to start the show.

WWE YouTube channel plug.

Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are the announcers.  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

John Morrison vs. Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse).  Maryse joins Cole and Lawler for commentary.  Dibiase beats up Morrison.  Dibiase hits a stun gun for 2.  Morrison makes his comeback.  A big kick gets 2.  Maryse takes a phone call.  Dibiase hits a powerslam for 2.  Morrison drops Dibiase with a kick.  Maryse puts on Morrison’s fur coat to distract him.  Dibiase thumbs Morrison in the eye and hits the Dream Street for the pin in 3:23.  They didn’t have time to do much of a match.

Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov are headed our way.  “It’s going to be like World War II, except this time, no Nazis!’

Tonight, something happens between John Cena and Wade Barrett!

Last Monday, Kozlov beat Santino, then saved Santino from William Regal.

Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov vs. William Regal & Great Khali (w/ Ranjin Singh).  Singh is trying to get Khali to turn heel.  Kozlov and Regal start.  Kozlov hits the headbutts, then tags in Santino.  Santino slowly tries to makes his way to the top rope, then hits an axe handle off the bottom rope.  Santino throws some kicks.  Regal is like WTF?  Santino goes for the Cobra strike, but Regal nails him.  Regal hits an Exploder.  Kozlov tags in and makes makes a comeback.  He hits the Iron Curtain for the pin in 1:36.  Khali comes in and hits Regal with the big chop.  At least this match was funny.  Everybody dances.

Tonight, Edge has Chris Jericho and Evan Bourne on the Cutting Edge!  Also, an update on Ricky Steamboat!  Commercials!

Nashville!

Lawler talks about the attack on the Legends last week.  They show the video.

Josh Matthews interviews Arn Anderson.  Anderson says Steamboat is in bad shape.  WWE Champion Sheamus interrupts and calls him a pathetic old man.  Anderson warns Sheamus about the hostile takeover.  Fuck, Anderson can still talk.  Sheamus isn’t taking the threat seriously.  Anderson says he just doesn’t get it.

Tonight, Alicia Fox defends the WWE Divas Championship against Eve Torres!  The Miz faces R-Truth next!  Commercials!

This Week In WWE History: Lex Luger slamming Yokozuna on the USS Intrepid on July 4, 1993.

R-Truth is out to wrestle WWE United States Champion The Miz.  Miz does another stupid rendition of Truth’s rap instead of coming out to his own awesome music.  Miz hits Truth with the microphone and beats him up on the outside.  Miz destroys Truth’s arm.  No match takes place.  Miz says he’s going to hurt all of the Money In The Bank participants.

Moments ago, ^ happened.

Edge comes out to do the Cutting Edge.  He makes fun of R-Truth and talks about the Nexus.  He introduces Evan Bourne, but Chris Jericho comes out instead.  He takes credit for Nexus’ destruction because he was Wade Barrett’s NXT pro.  They bicker abound stuff.  Edge attacks Jericho.  Jericho counters Edge and locks him in the Walls of Jericho.  Evan Bourne comes down and hits Jericho with the double knees.  Bourne leap frogs Edge’s spear attempt and escapes from Edge and Jericho.  Cole gets an email from the iBooker 9000 asking for a “Hell Yeah” if fans want to see action.  Ugh, another Austin tease?  iBooker says it’s going to be Jericho & Edge vs. Bourne & Randy Orton.  It’s next!  Commercials.

Edge & Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton & Evan Bourne.  Jericho beats up Bourne to start.  Bourne replies with a knee strike and a running knee to the corner for 2.  Orton tags in and beats up Jericho.  Orton humps the mat.  Jericho scampers to the corner and makes the tag to Edge.  Edge and Orton brawl.  Orton does the Garvin Stomp.  Bourne tags in and hits a sliding kick for 2.  Edge tags in Jericho.  Bourne dropkicks Jericho.  Jericho bails an dBourne hits him with a baseball slide dropkick and a slingshot dive.  Jericho drops Bourne with a clothesline back inside.  Commercials.  The heels get heat on Bourne.  Edge goes for a suplex, but Bourne knees him in the head to escape it.  Orton and Jericho tag in.  Orton hits the powerslam, then the DDT OF MURDER!  Orton humps the mat.  Edge cuts him off allowing Jericho to hit an enzuigiri.  Edge tags in and puts the boots to Orton.  Jericho tags back in and lands a dropkick for 2.  Jericho hits the bulldog, then misses the Lionsault.  Bourne and Edge tag in.  Bourne runs wild, then gets caught with a boot.  Jericho tags in, bitches at Edge, then eats a knee from Bourne.  Edge spears Jericho and leaves.  Bourne hits the Shooting Star press on Jericho for the pin in 15:44.  Good tag match.  Orton RKOs Bourne afterward.

Highlights of the original Nexus attack on John Cena.  Tonight, will they call a truce?  Commercials!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Nashville!

Randy Orton runs into David Otunga, Heath Slater, and Michael Tarver backstage.  They promise not to attack him again, but imply that they will take out the winner of the Steel Cage Match at the PPV so he’s easy pickings for the MITB winner.  Orton tells them to get out of his face.

R-Truth will not be able to be in the Money In The Bank Ladder Match, so there’s an opening.  Cole and Lawler hype the Money In The Bank card.

Josh Matthews says the iBooker 9000 has booked The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship at Money In The Bank.  He interviews the Usos and Tamina.  Matthews can’t tell the Usos apart, and neither can I.  WWE Divas Champion Alicia Fox shows up and bitches at him for not interviewing her.  Commercials.

SummerSlam Recall: Bret Hart vs. Davey Boy Smith at SummerSlam 1992.

WWE Divas Championship Match: Alicia Fox (c) vs. Eve Torres.  Eve hits some dropkicks.  Alicia pretends to injure her knee, but says she wants to continue.  Fox knees Eve and hits the scissors kick for the pin in 1:25.  This was stupid.

Cena and Barrett call a truce… maybe… next!  Commercials.

Next week, Randy Orton takes on Edge!

Wade Barrett comes out.  He says it’s “unfortunate” that John Cena has been caught in the middle of all of this.  He calls for Cena to come out so they can shake hands like men.  Cena comes out.  Barrett says Cena isn’t in their future plans.  He wants to put the past behind them.  Cena asks for Barrett’s word that the attacks will stop.  Cena teases shaking his hand, but fakes him out and says his usual goofy things, then says Barrett should stuff his plans “up his Nexus.”  Cena says he will take down every member of the Nexus.  Barrett says if Cena doesn’t shake his hand he’ll face “very severe consequences.”  Cena shakes Barrett’s hand, then goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  The rest of the Nexus run in and attack Cena.  Evan Bourne runs in and gets his ass stomped too.  Same for John Morrison.  Mark Henry, Goldust, Great Khali, Vladimir Kozlov, The Hart Dynasty, Santino Marella, and Yoshi Tatsu come out to back up the babyfaces.  The babyfaces clean house and send the Nexus running.  Cole gets an email from the iBooker 9000 promising “consequences” if there isn’t “peace.”  Cena locks Darren Young in the STF.  iBooker 9000 says Cena must face all members of the Nexus in a 7 on 1 match next week.  Cena kicks the shit out of Black Cena some more and FUCKING THROWS THE RING STEPS AT HIM.  Cena throws Young over the announce table and tips the table over on top of him.

The opening and closing segments and the tag match were good.  The rest of the show sucked.

WWE Monday Night Raw 5/3/10

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WWE open, “Last week on Raw…,” Raw open, pyro and ballyhoo. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are the announcers LIVE from Jacksonville, Florida. Tonight, Randy Orton will be Edge’s guest on The Cutting Edge! Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

Batista comes out and bitches about the way he lost at Extreme Rules, the silly duct tape finish, which they show on the screen. He whines for a while, and eventually says that tonight, he and John Cena will have a Beat The Clock Challenge to determine who gets to choose the stipulations for their match at Over The Limit. He calls out his opponent, The Miz. Sheamus comes out instead. Sheamus recites his own complaints and grievances, then challenges Batista to put his title shot on the line tonight. Batista says no. Sheamus says he’ll be WWE Champion again soon.

Batista faces The Miz NEXT!

United States Champion The Miz comes out and tells Batista that he still can’t wrestle after Big Show KTFO’d him last week. He has a piece of paper with “Doctor’s Note” written on it. Miz says he has a replacement, his NXT rookie Daniel Bryan!  Miz tells Bryan to not get pinned in 30 seconds.  Bryan says he’s sick of this crap and is going to make Batista tap out.

Beat The Clock Challenge Match: Batista vs. Daniel Bryan (w/ WWE United States Champion The Miz).  Batista immediately goes for the Batista Bomb, but Bryan counters into a sunset flip for 2.  Bryan locks in an ankle hold.  Batista kicks free and bails.  When he comes back in, he rams Bryan into the corner and beats him up there.  Bryan gets a sleeper hold, but Batista escapes and kicks Bryan in the face for 2.  Batista whips Bryan into the corner, and then into the opposite corner.  Bryan catches Batista with a boot and clamps on a guillotine, but Batista throws him off Northern Lights suplex style.  Delayed cover gets 2.  Batista throws Bryan out of the ring and follows him out, then hits a spinebuster into the side of the ring.  Back inside, Batista nails a lariat for 2.  Bryan starts fighting back, kicks Batista in the head, then gets kicked in his own head.  Cover gets 2 for Batista.  Bryan connects with some kicks and locks in a crossface.  Batista struggles to get a rope break.  Bryan puts the boots to Batista and has to be pulled off by the referee.  Batista kicks Bryan in the knee, then spears him.  Batista hits the Batista Bomb for the pin in 5:08.  Okay, this was kind of awesome for what it was.  After the match, Batista hits another Batista Bomb, just to be a dick about it.  The official time to beat is 5:06.  Batista comes back and delivers a third Batista Bomb.

Later tonight, John Cena will face Chris Jericho in the second Beat The Clock match!  Guest host Wayne Brady is on NEXT!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Jacksonville!

Last week, Edge speared Randy Orton and cost him the #1 Contendership!  Tonight, the Cutting Edge!

WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres poses for pictures.  Wayne Brady chats with her.  Jillian Hall sings at him.  Brady gets rid of her, then makes nice with Eve some more.  Eve notices her belt is missing.  Maryse hits her in the face with it and steals it.

Edge talks to some production geek.  The geek says they can’t show any good footage of Edge.  Josh Matthews interrupts to interview him.  Edge says WWE is PG, but he’s rated R, and he’s going to cause controversy.

NXT commercial.

Ted Dibiase Jr. comes out.  They show him trying to hire R-Truth to be his Virgil last week.  Dibiase cuts a promo about it.  He says he’ll hire somebody to slap some sense into R-Truth.

Million Dollar Champion Ted Dibiase Jr. vs. John Morrison.  Dibiase goes on the attack.  Morrison does his fancy stuff, clotheslines Dibiase out of the ring, and hits a nice springboard 450 splash to the outside.  Dibiase takes the count-out loss in 1:15.  He challenges Dibiase to comeback and restart the match.  Dibiase refuses.  Morrison says if he loses, he’ll be Dibiase’s Virgil.  Dibiase heads back to the ring.  Commercials!  Dibiase holds Morrison in a body scissors and beats him up.  Dibiase slingshots Morrison into the top rope for 2.  Dibiase continues to beat up Morrison.  Morrison connects with one of his fancy kicks and makes his comeback.  Morrison goes fro the Flying Chuck, but Dibiase trips him and covers for 2.  Dibiase goes for the Dream Street, but Morrison counters.  Dibiase hits a powerslam for 2.  Dibiase hits a big lariat for 2.  Dibiase hooks Morrison for the Dream Street again, but Morrison kicks off the turnbuckles and lands on top for the pin in 9:44 (think Bret/Piper from WrestleMania VIII).  Fine little match.  Dibiase jumps Morrison from behind after the match.  R-Truth comes down to chase off Dibiase.

Earlier tonight, Batista beat Daniel Bryan!  Next, John Cena takes on Chris Jericho!

Last Friday on Smackdown, Big Show KTFO punched Chris Jericho!

John Cena comes out for the match.  Jericho comes out SUITED UP.  He says beating Cena again(?) tonight would be a waste of time, so he’s putting Wade Barrett in his place.  Barrett says Cena isn’t beating him.

Beat The Clock Challenge Match: WWE Champion John Cena vs. Wade Barrett (w/ Chris Jericho).  They lock up.  Cena does ground work and tries to get the quick win.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Jericho gets on the apron.  Cena throws Barrett onto Jericho.  Cena throws Barrett back in the ring.  Jericho attacks Cena behind the referee’s back.  Barrett kicks Cena into the announce table, then throws him back in the ring and beats up him.  Barrett does very well, stretches Cena a bit, and mows him down with a big boot for 2.  Barrett continues to beat on Cena as the clock dwindles down.  Cena takes Barrett down and locks in the STF for the win in 4:38.  Fine little match.  Barrett looked good in there against Cena.  Before Cena can announce the gimmick match for the PPV, Sheamus runs in and hits him with the pump kick.

The Cutting Edge TONIGHT!

Another WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Maryse vs. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella).  Maryse doesn’t have the belt, so I guess she gave it back after she stole it.  They lock up.  Bella does some stuff.  Maryse bails and gets caught between the Bellas.  An enviable position to be in.  Back inside, Nikki goes up top, but Maryse pulls her off.  Cole calls her the Divas Champ, because Cole is retarded.  Maryse hits the DDT for the pin in 1:01.  Whatever.  They show pics of Maryse posing over an unconscious Eve.  Eve comes out, has to struggle to get into the ring, then is held back by the referee while Maryse leaves.  This segment just got demoted from “Whatever” to “Utterly fucking pointless.”

Gail Kim and Alicia Fox are at ringside.  Zack Ryder is in the ring.  He’s single since Rosa was drafted to Smackdown, so that’s why he invited the Divas out here.  He calls out Primo for a rematch of their Superstars match, making some slightly racial remarks.  Wayne Brady appears on the screen and informs that he’ll be facing Mark Henry instead.

Zack Ryder vs. Mark Henry.  Henry slams Ryder a bunch.  Ryder avoids a charge in the corner and kicks Henry’s leg, then hits a missile dropkick for 2.  Ryder hits the Rough Ryder for 2.  Ryder pounds on Henry.  Henry rams Ryder into the corner and beats him up some more.  Henry hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the pin in 1:51.  Fun little squash.  Henry leaves with the ladies.

Chris Jericho and The Miz complain to each other about them both getting KTFO’d by Big Show.  Jericho has an idea about how they can pay Show back.

They show Edge spearing Orton last week.  Again.  Cutting Edge tonight.  The more they hype it, the less I care.

John Morrison hype video.

Vladimir Kozlov is backstage with Wayne Brady.  Kozlov is pleased that Brady has given him competition.  Santino Marella comes in dressed in 70s clothes.  Wrong Brady.  Santino still wants to tag with Kozlov.  William Regal tells Kozlov they have a match tonight.  They’re back together?  Oh, Santino brings up how Regal betrayed Kozlov.  Santino says he was one of the 7 people who watched ECW.  So me, my friend Cecil, Meltzer, Alvarez, Vinny, MGFanJay, and Santino were ECW’s viewership.  Regal says they’ve sorted it out.  Santino says “Regal, Regal, Regal!” in Brady Bunch fashion.  Oh, and Goldust is dressed in a maid’s outfit.  Brady thinks he’s Alice.  Goldust says “Who’s Alice?” Hilarious segment.

Review of the people who were drafted to Raw in the supplemental draft.

Unified Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty and Natalya are headed our way!

Last Monday, the Hart Dynasty beat Show Miz for the Unified Tag Team Championship!

Chris Jericho and The Miz have joined the announcers.  I think I get Jericho’s plan!

Non-Title: Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya) vs. William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov.  Regal and Kidd lock up and Regal goes into awesome Regal mode.  Kidd fights back.  Kozlov trips Kidd, who takes a bump to the outside.  Bad guys get heat on Kidd.  Smith gets the hot tag and runs wild.  Regal knocks Kidd of the apron the knee trembler.  Smith avoids the knee trembler and locks in the Sharpshooter for the win in 2:43.  Miz tries to jump Smith, but gets cut off.  Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Smith.  Miz gives Smith the Skull Crushing Finale.  I approve of the Mizard of Fozz.

More hype for the Cutting Edge, which I actively don’t want to see by this point.

NXT commercial.

Flavor Flav is next week’s guest host.  Fuck.

Justin Roberts introduces Edge for the Cutting Edge.  Edge cuts a promo I don’t give a fuck about.  Wayne Brady comes out and has fun cutting a promo on past guest hosts.  Randy Orton comes out and RKOs Brady.  Edge tries to convince Orton not to RKO him and to reform Rated RKO.  Edge bitches about the people not accepting him as a babyface, but they accepted Orton.  Edge says if Orton doesn’t join him, he’ll spear him every week.  Orton goes for the RKO.  Edge counters and boots him in the face, then goes for the spear.  Orton counters Edge MID SPEAR with the RKO.  Okay, that ruled.  Okay, this segment turned out way better than I expected.  Orton stands tall.  Replays.  Edge and Brady are still laid out.

This Raw turned out to be pretty fun.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 3/19/10

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WWE open, then cut straight to Todd Grisham and Matt Striker, who are still just APPALLED about what went on between CM Punk and Rey Mysterio last week.  Clips are shown.

Tony Chimel introduces Rey Mysterio.  Mysterio cuts a promo and accepts Punk’s challenge for a match at WrestleMania, but he wants it to be a Street Fight.  The Straight Edge Society comes out.  Mysterio and Punk go back and forth on the mic.  Mysterio wants to kick Punk’s ass tonight.  Punk says Mysterio can’t touch him until WrestleMania.  Punk shows pictures of Mysterio and his family on the tron.  They talk for another 3 days or so.  Punk wants Mysterio to join his cult.  Mysterio just wants to fight him.  Punk says Mysterio will get his Street Fight if he beats Luke Gallows tonight, but if he loses tonight and at WrestleMania, he has to join the cult.  Mysterio accepts and says “May God have mercy on your soul.”

Australia tour!

WrestleMania!

Montel Vontavious Porter & Matt Hardy vs. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler.  Ziggler and Hardy lock up and do some stuff.  Swagger tags in and gets beaten up by Hardy.  Insta-commercials.  Australia tour!  Swagger hits the springboard Vader Bomb on Hardy for a near fall.  Hardy counts a Doctor Bomb attempt with a side Russian leg sweep.  Tags to MVP and Ziggler.  MVP runs wild.  Ballin’ elbow drop, then goes for the Playmaker, but Swagger distracts him.  Hardy takes Swagger out of the ring.  Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on MVP for the pin (about 3 minutes shown).  It was fine while it lasted.  Ziggler sets up a ladder and takes down the briefcase hanging over the ring, I guess just for shits and giggles.

“Last Friday…” Edge/Chris Jericho stuff.  Tonight, Jericho will be Edge’s guest on the Cutting Edge!  (Read: The exact same shit they did last week).

Undertaker/Shawn Michaels hype video.

Teddy Long talks to Drew McIntyre backstage, jokes about him still being “undefeated,” and books him against The Undertaker tonight.

Hall of Fame hype!

The annoying mean girls are headed our way!

Smack of the Night: Tiffany vs. Michelle McCool from last week, and related shenanigans.

WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla vs. Beth Phoenix & Tiffany.  McCool and Layla are wearing shirts that say “Glam-A-Man.”  Layla tries to get the jump on Phoenix, but gets an airplane spin for her troubles.  Beth drops her and tags in Tiffany, who hits a diving cross body for 2.  Tiffany hits a suplex for 2.  The heels cheap shot their way to getting the advantage on Tiffany.  Beth gets the hot tag and runs wild on McCool.  Beth hits a slingshot suplex that would make Tully Blanchard proud for 2.  Beth tries to press slam Layla, but McCool stops her.  Beth avoids the Styles Clash and hits the Glam Slam for the pin in 3:34.  Vickie Guerrero comes out.  Fuck, I hate her.  She tells Tiffany to leave and says Beth owes her an apology.  Beth says she already apologized.  Vickie says she wants it in public.  Beth apologizes again.  Vickie says it’s not good enough.  Vickie books herself in a match against Beth next week.  Fuck.

The Cutting Edge is NEXT!

The guy who sings the horrible WrestleMania theme song is in the crowd.

Edge comes out to do the Cutting Edge.  He introduces his guest and WrestleMania opponent, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, who comes out with his NXT rookie, Wade Barrett.  Edge makes fun of them, then talks about spearing Jericho some more.  Jericho talks about injuring Edge again.  Edge challenges Jericho to make a move.  Jericho refuses, so Edge decks him, then goes for Barrett.  Jericho clips Edge’s leg and they commence the beatdown, but Edge fights back.  Edge throws Jericho out of the ring, spears Barrett, and turns around in time to eat Jericho’s Codebreaker.  Jericho stomps Edge’s leg and says “spear.”

Moments ago, ^ happened!

Undertaker vs. McIntyre TONIGHT!

The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya) vs. John Morrison & R-Truth.  Truth and Smith start.  Morrison tags in about 15 seconds later and the Harts manages to get some heat on him.  Truth gets the hot tag and hits the Lie Detector on Kidd for the pin in 1:39.  Welcome to squash city, Harts.

Mysterio vs. Gallows is still to come!

WRESTLEMANIA HYPE!  I’M HYPED!  ARE YOU HYPED?

Same WrestleMania Recall from every other show this week.

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Luke Gallows (w/ CM Punk & Serena).  Mysterio goes on the attack immediately.  He’s FIRED UP!  Gallows fights back and beats up Mysterio.  Outside, Gallows drives Mysterio’s chest into the barricade.  Ouch.  The crowd chants “6-1-9!”  Mysterio barely beats the count back in the ring.  Insta-commercials.  Australia tour!  Mysterio fights out of a bear hug.  Gallows tries to set up a superplex, but Mysterio fights him off and hits the Bombs Away and a springboard cross body for 2.  Gallows hits a big splash to Mysterio’s back for 2.  Mysterio hits his flippy bulldog and the springboard leg drop for 2.  Mysterio hits the 619 and goes for the diving splash.  Punk distracts the referee and Serena trips Mysterio, allowing Gallows to get the pin (about 5 minutes shown).  Mysterio jumps Gallows and kicks his ass after the match.  Mysterio beats the shit out of Gallows while Punk just watches.  The match wasn’t very good, but it worked.

Undertaker/McIntyre TONIGHT!

Raw Rebound.

Grisham and Striker hype the WrestleMania card.

The Undertaker comes out for the main event.  Commercials!

Australia Tour!

Hype for next week’s Smackdown.

Non-Title: The Undertaker vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre.  McIntyre bails as soon as the bell rings.  Undertaker catches him and kicks his ass.  Chokeslam, Tombstone, pin in 2:14.  Squash with a side of squash.  When Taker makes it to the top of the ramp, Shawn Michaels appears and goes for the superkick.  Taker avoids it and goes for the Tombstone on the stage.  Michaels slips out, superkicks Taker, yells at him, then does Taker’s pose to close the show.

Man, what a lame show.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 2/5/10

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“The Rated R Superstar Returns”

The show starts with a video of Edge returning to win the Royal Rumble.  Tonight, The Cutting Edge with guest The Undertaker!

Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are our hosts, TAPED from Memphis, Tennessee.  Tonight, we’ll see Qualifying Matches for the Elimination Chamber, plus footage of what happened between Batista and John Cena after Raw went off the air!

Chris Jericho comes out, suited up.  He bitches about losing the Royal Rumble and his shot in the main event at WrestleMania, courtesy of Edge.  He rattles on.  He’s mad because he has the qualify for the Elimination Chamber.  He calls out Teddy Long to “rectify the situation.”  Long doesn’t come out, so Jericho goes backstage looking for him.  He yells at the Hart Dynasty, abuses a random backstage worker, and barges into Long’s office to find Edge reading a newspaper.  They bitch at each other.  Insta-commercials!

Shots of Graceland in Memphis.

Grisham and Striker introduce an Elimination Chamber hype video.  Tonight, qualifying matches!

Non-Title, Triple Threat Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre vs. John Morrison vs. Kane.  They take turns fighting each other.  Morrison schoolboys McIntyre for a quick 2.  Kane tries a double chokeslam, but Morrison and McIntyre DDT him, then fight each other again.  Morrison takes McIntyre and himself out of the ring with a cross body.  Insta-commercials.  Kane hits a big boot on McIntyre for 2, as Morrison saves.  McIntyre hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Morrison for 2.  Kane fights McIntyre.  Kane drops him with a big boot and goes up top.  Morrison nails him with a kick.  McIntyre takes Morrison out of the ring and goes for a superplex on Kane.  Kane fights him off and goozles him, but Morrison hits the Flying Chuck on both of them.  Morrison runs wild.  He gets a cover on Kane, but McIntyre pulls him off.  Morrison drops McIntyre with a big DDT for 2, as Kane saves.  Kane sends McIntyre out of the ring.  Sidewalk slam on Morrison gets 2.  Kane hits the diving clothesline.  McIntyre hits Kane with the championship belt, then hits the Future Shock (double arm DDT).  Morrison breaks the cover, then hits the Starship Pain on Kane for the pin (5:45 shown).  Morrison qualifies for the Elimination Chamber.

Tonight, The Cutting Edge with World Champion, The Undertaker!

Tonight, the post-Raw footage of Batista and Cena!

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: R-Truth vs. Mike Knox.  R-Truth does his flippyness.  Knox hits a cross body for 2.  Knox kicks Truth’s ass until Truth low bridges him out of the ring and takes him out with a dive.  Back inside, Truth hits a dropkick off the top.  Truth ducks a clothesline and hits his spinning forearm smash for the pin in 1:35.

Raw Rebound.  Afterwards, Grisham and Striker introduce the exclusive video of Batista destroying John Cena after Raw went off the air.

The Straight Edge Society is backstage.  Punk wants them to protect him when he faces Batista tonight.

We get a commercial for the summer WWE tour of Australia, since this is the Australian Smackdown broadcast.

The Cutting Edge with The Undertaker, TONIGHT!

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Batista vs. CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows & Serena).  Batista casually leans against the ropes for a minute, then just leaves the ring.  Punk wins by count-out in 1:41.  Punk celebrates like he just won the World Title.

Matt Hardy hits on Maria on his way to the ring.  Tony Chimel introduces the next match, which is…

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Matt Hardy vs. Chris Jericho.  Jericho plays chickenshit to start.  They finally lock up and go at it.  Hardy backdrops Jericho out of the ring, then hits a clothesline off of the apron.  Jericho drops Hardy somehow and Hardy barely beats the count back into the ring.  Hardy gets an inside cradle for 2.  Jericho hits an enzuigiri for 2.  Match goes on.  Hardy hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Hardy hits a bulldog for 2.  Jericho counters the Twist of Fate and hits the Lionsault for 2.  Hardy hits the Side Effect for 2.  Jericho gets a schoolboy with his feet on the ropes for 2.  Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Hardy turns it into an inside cradle for 2.  Jericho holds onto the top rope to avoid the Twist of Fate, then hits the Codebreaker for the pin in 6:59.  Fine little match.

The Cutting Edge!  TONIGHT!  DO YOU CARE YET?

More hype for the Australia tour!

WWE Rewind: Mickie James defeated Michelle McCool to win the Women’s Championship at the Royal Rumble.

Tony Chimel introduces the NEW WWE Women’s Champion, Mickie James!  She cuts a promo.  Beth Phoenix interrupts.  She had an impressive run in the Royal Rumble Match.  She says she’ll take the title any time she wants.  Mickie says all she has to do is ask for a match.  Vickie Guerrero interrupts.  “EXCUSE ME!”  There’s no excuse for her.  She books them in a tag match against McCool and Layla.

WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James & Beth Phoenix vs. Michelle McCool & Layla.  Phoenix dominates McCool to start.  McCool dropkicks her knee and goes to work on it.  Phoenix prevents her from making the tag, then drives her into the corner and tags in Mickie James.  Phoenix drops Mickie with a punch, smiles at McCool, then decks her as well.  Phoenix leaves.  McCool tags in Layla.  Mickie cradles Layla for the pin in 2:37.

Australia tour!

WWE bullshit fact of the week.

Cryme Tyme’s Word Up segment.  Today’s word is “King.”  Since we’re in Memphis, we get a Jerry Lawler cameo, since he is the TRUE King of the Memphis.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dolph Ziggler.  This is always a good match-up.  Tonight is no exception.  Fast and furious action.  Mysterio hits a deja-vu headscissors that sends Ziggler out of the ring.  Mysterio takes him out with a dive.  Back inside, Mysterio goes for a diving cross body, but Ziggler hits a defensive dropkick for 2.  Ziggler bails to avoid the 619.  Insta-commercials.  Ziggler pounds on Mysterio.  Ziggler hits a superplex for 2.  Ziggler keeps the pressure on.  Drop toe hold sends Ziggler into the middle turnbuckle in a cool spot.  Mysterio hits the Bombs Away.  Ziggler tries a sunset flip, but ends up getting kicked in the face.  And again.  Mysterio hits his flippy bulldog for 2.  Ziggler sends Mysterio into the middle turnbuckle.  Ziggler turns a springboard cross body into a snap powerslam for 2.  Ziggler hits a Fameasser for 2.  Mysterio surprises Ziggler with a front cradle for the pin (7:27 shown).  Really good match.  Ziggler tries to attack Mysterio afterwards, but eats the 619.  That fills out the Smackdown Chamber Match!

The Cutting Edge is NEXT!

Shot of Memphis.

Edge comes out to do the Cutting Edge.  Edge talks a bit.  They show his kicking of Sheamus’ ass on Raw.  Chris Jericho comes out.  They argue again.  The Straight Edge Society comes out.  Punk cuts a promo on them as the SES walks to the ring.  He talks about how he’s better than everyone, as usual.  He says he’ll win the Elimination Chamber.  Lights out, GONG!  Undertaker appears.  He and Edge clear the ring.  Undertaker chokeslams Punk.  Edge teases spearing Undertaker, but they just stare at each other.  Fin.

Decent show!