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WWE Extreme Rules 2012

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WWE open, awesome PPV opening video, pryo and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T are the announcers.  Justin Roberts is the first ring announcer.  Carlos Cabrera and Marcelo Rodriguez are the Spanish announcers.

They show the shenanigans leading up to Kane vs. Randy Orton involving their respective fathers, Paul Bearer and Bob Orton Jr.

Falls Count Anywhere Match: Kane vs. Randy Orton.  They brawl.  Orton gets punched off the top to the floor.  Cover on the floor gets 2.  Kane brings in a leg pipe.  Orton cuts him off and hits him with the pipe a few times, knocking him back to the floor on the last shot.  They fight in the crowd.  Orton knees Kane in the face for 2.  Kane slams Orton on the concrete for 2.  More crowd brawling.  They end up near the set.  Orton lands a dropkick for 2.  Kane blocks the RKO and boots Orton in the face for 2.  They brawl backstage.  They end up in a room with some geeks.  Zack Ryder attacks Kane, which only pisses him off.  Kane goozles Ryder, but Orton hits the 3.0 for 2.  Back into the hallway.  Kane throws something at Orton and covers for 2.  Back into the arena.  Back into the ring.  Orton drops Kane with a clothesline and hits a powerslam.  Orton retrieves a chair from underneath the ring and attacks Kane with it.  Back outside, where Orton clears off the announce table.  Kane goes for the chokeslam, but Orton prevents it.  Orton hits the DDT OF MURDER off the table to the floor!  Cover gets 2.  Kane blocks the RKO and sends Orton into the post.  Cover gets 2.  Back inside, Kane goes up top.  Orton crotches him and hits a superplex.  Cover gets 2.  Orton humps the mat.  Kane hits the chokeslam, but Orton kicks out!  Kane bitches at the referee.  Kane goes for the Tombstone on the chair.  Orton counts out and hits the RKO sort of on the chair for the pin in 16:45.  Fun match.

John Laurinaitis and Eve Torres are backstage with the Raw Roulette wheel.  Teddy Long brings in champagne.  He’s being humiliated after he lost his GM job at WrestleMania.  Laurinaitis gets a phone call from Triple H.

Chicago!

“The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay (w/ Hornswoggle, Cameron, & Naomi) vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger).  They lock up.  Clay overpowers Ziggler.  Ziggler tries to take Clay down, but fails.  Swagger distracts Clay, allowing Ziggler to dropkick him out of the ring.  Ziggler distracts the referee while Swagger hits a shoulder block on the floor.  Back inside, Ziggler goes on the attack.  Clay goes for a knee lift, but Ziggler dropkicks his knee, then hits the Fameasser for 2.  Ziggler lands a dropkick for 1.  Ziggler applies a rear chin lock.  Clay fights out.  Ziggler stays on the attack.  He goes for a suplex, but fails.  Clay throws him with a front suplex and makes his comeback.  Clay knocks Swagger on the apron.  Ziggler goes for the sleeper, but fails.  Clay hits a headbutt and a big splash for the pin in 4:18.  It was fine for what it was.

Earlier in the day, The Big Show and Cody Rhodes played Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal to determine the stipulation for their Intercontinental title match tonight.  It’s a Tables Match.

Lillian Garcia is the other ring announcer.

The show highlights of Show’s title victory over Rhodes at WrestleMania XXVIII.

Tables Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship: The Big Show (c) vs. Cody Rhodes.  Show beats up Rhodes.  Rhodes bails after taking a big back body drop.  Show sets up a table on the outside and picks up Rhodes.  Rhodes slips off and chop blocks Show’s knee.  Show rallies and continues to beat and toss Rhodes around.  Show throws Rhodes and a table in the ring.  He throws Rhodes at the table in the corner, but Rhodes rebounds off of it and hits the Beautiful Disaster.  Rhodes charges, but Show shoulder blocks him.  Rhodes bails.  Show beats him up on the outside.  Show throws Rhodes back into the ring and gets in the apron.  Rhodes dropkicks Show, who steps through a table at ringside.  The referee rules Rhodes the winner in 4:35.  Stupid finish.  A pissed off Show drops Rhodes after the match, then chokeslams him through a table.  Crowd chants “One more time!”  Show press slams Rhodes out of the ring through another table.  Show leaves.  Rhodes is helped up and manages to hold up his belt while looking like he’s near tears.

Edge DVD plug.

Matt Striker interviews Daniel Bryan.  Will he become World Champion tonight?  YES!  YES!  YES!  Fun interview.  He walks away and they show AJ sulking in the background.

Sheamus/Bryan hype video.

2/3 Falls Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus (c) vs. Daniel Bryan.  Sheamus is wearing a t-shirt with “18 seconds” written on it, the time in which he beat Bryan for the title at WrestleMania.  I timed it at 19 seconds, but that’s neither here nor there.  Sheamus grabs a headlock and lands a shoulder block.  They do a brief mat exchange.  Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Bryan avoids it.  Sheamus taunts Bryan with how close that was.  They trade arm locks.  Sheamus hits a Finlay Roll for 2.  For some reason, I don’t know the proper name for that move.  Sheamus rolls through a sunset flip and locks Bryan in a Texas Cloverleaf.  Bryan gets the ropes.  Sheamus goes for it again, but Bryan gets an inside cradle for 2.  Sheamus beats up Bryan.  Bryan lands a lariat.  Sheamus rolls to the apron and Bryan dropkicks him to the floor.  Bryan dives off the apron, but Sheamus catches him and sends him into the barricade.  Back inside, Sheamus goes up top, but Bryan crotches him and goes on the attack.  Bryan goes to work on Sheamus’ shoulder.  They trade strikes.  Bryan gets a reverse cradle for 2.  More arm and shoulder torture inflicted by Bryan.  Sheamus makes his comeback and beats up Bryan.  Sheamus hits a fall away slam for 2.  Bryan gets a schoolboy for 2.  Bryan goes for a top rope Frankensteiner, but Sheamus holds on, then hits Bryan with a diving shoulder block for 2.  Sheamus tries to suplex Bryan in from the apron, but Bryan lands on his feet, then low bridges Sheamus out of the ring on the other side.  He goes for a dive, but Sheamus nails him.  Back inside, Sheamus goes for the Razor’s Edge.  Bryan turns it into a cradle for 2.  Bryan goes for the Yes Lock, but Sheamus counters out repeatedly.  Bryan sends Sheamus’ shoulder into the post repeatedly, then kicks the shit out of it while Sheamus is against the ropes.  This causes the referee to DQ Bryan, diving Sheamus the first fall at 14:30.  Bryan goes back on the attack and applies the Yes Lock.  Sheamus struggles, but goes out, and Bryan wins the second fall by referee stop at 16:39.  Bryan celebrates while the ringside doctor checks on Sheamus.  There are dueling “Yes!” and “No!” chants.  Sheamus tells the doctor he can continue.  Bryan charges Sheamus and eats a Brogue Kick.  Delayed cover gets 2.  They trade strikes.  Bryan lands a big kick to the head for 2.  Bryan goes up top.  Sheamus cuts him off and goes for a superplex.  Bryan fights him off  and goes for a diving headbutt.  Sheamus avoids it.  Sheamus avoids Bryan in the corner and makes his comeback.  Sheamus lands another Brogue Kick for the pin in 22:55.  Very good match.

WWE YouTube channel plug.

Over the Limit commercial featuring Randy Orton.

Chicago!

Santino Marella is watching the monitor backstage.  2 jobbers are in the ring.  Great Khali comes over to watch too.

The jobbers are named Aaron Relic and Jay Hatton.  They cut a stupid promo about 2 being greater than one.

Handicap Match: Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton vs. Ryback.  There’s a smattering of “Goldberg!” chants.  The jobber with the ridiculous pants attacks Ryback to no avail.  Ryback kills him.  He orders the other jobber to tag in.  The fellow wisely demurs.  Ryback tosses him in anyway and kills him.  Ryback hits the second jobber with a backpack stunner.  Crowd chants “Finish him.”  Ryback kills ridiculous pants with sort of a Fisherman buster Samoan drop, then pins them both in 1:50.  Santino and Khali are impressed.

Matt Striker interviews WWE Champion CM Punk.  Tonight he faces Chris Jericho, who has been insulting his family, in a Chicago Street Fight.

Plug for the PPV theme song.

Punk/Jericho hype video.

Chicago Street Fight for the WWE Championship: CM Punk (c) vs. Chris Jericho.  This is Punk’s hometown, and members of his family are in the front row.  They brawl, because this is a street fight, see.  Punk throws some plunder into the ring.  He whacks Jericho with a Singapore cane.  Jericho drops Punk with a dropkick and gets hold of the cane.  He whacks Punk, then hits his trademark springboard dropkick to the apron, sending Punk to the floor.  Jericho beats up Punk on the outside.  Back inside, Jericho exposes a turnbuckle.  Punk fires back with chops.  Jericho avoids the running knee to the corner and Punk takes another spill outside.  Jericho beats up Punk right in front of his family.  He gets in Punk’s sister’s face and gets slapped.  Jericho lunges for her and Punk kicks his ass.  Punk slams Jericho through the announce table cover.  Punk goes for a piledriver, but Jericho back body drops him, then hits him with a monitor.  Jericho breaks the other announce table cover over Punk’s back.  Back inside, Jericho covers for 2.  Jericho applies a rear chin lock.  Punk escapes with a backdrop suplex.  Punk pulls Jericho’s throat over the top rope and goes for his springboard lariat, but trips.  Jericho wails on him with the Singapore cane.  Jericho taunts Punk and gets caught with an inside cradle for 2.  Jericho responds with something that gets 2.  Jericho brings in a can of beer, which he pours on Punk.  He brings in another beer and starts drinking it.  Punk, meanwhile, starts kicking his ass.  Punk hits the running knee to the corner and the bulldog headlock, then pulls the Singapore cane into Jericho’s balls and signals for the Go 2 Sleep.  He goes for it, but Jericho counters and goes for the Walls of Jericho.  Punk counters and hits a powerslam for 2.  Punk goes up top, but Jericho crotches him.  They fight on the top rope.  Punk sends Jericho to the mat with a Mongolian chop, then hits the diving elbow drop for 2.  Jericho counts the Go 2 Sleep again and hits a bulldog.  He goes for the Lionsault, but Punk catches him, picks him up on h is shoulders, and goes for the Go 2 Sleep.  Jericho counters again and throws Punk into a chair wedged between the turnbuckles.  Jericho gets a schoolboy for 2.  Jericho catches Punk with the Codebreaker and locks in the Walls of Jericho.  Punk manages to reach the ropes.  It’s a street fight, so the referee can’t force a break.  Punk somehow gets hold of a fire extinguisher and sprays Jericho with it to escape the hold.  Punk hits Jericho in the stomach with it and sends him to the floor.  Another shot to the gut followed by a kick to the head by Punk.  Jericho is on top of the Spanish announce table.  Punk goes to the top rope and hits the diving elbow through the table.  Punk throws Jericho back into the ring and covers for 2.  Punk locks in the Anaconda Vice.  Jericho whacks Punk with the Singapore cane to escape.  Punk hits Jericho with a chair.  Jericho catches him with a Codebreaker into the chair.  Cover only gets 2.  Jericho is getting frustrated.  He beats on Punk some more.  Jericho tries to give Punk the Go 2 Sleep, just to be a dick.  Punk catches Jericho’s leg and catapults  him into the exposed turnbuckle, then hits the Go 2 Sleep for the pin in 25:14.  This turned out to be a hell of a match.  Punk celebrates with his friends and family.

Don’t try this at home!

Earlier tonight on the pre-show, Santino Marella defeated The Miz with the Cobra to retain the United States Championship.

The Bella Twins and Beth Phoenix bicker backstage.  Eve Torres says Beth isn’t cleared to wrestle.  Whichever Bella is champion will now defend the title against a surprise opponent who isn’t Kharma.

The show Nikki Bella beating Beth for the Divas title last week on Raw after Beth injured her ankle.  The Bellas cut a promo.  The opponent is the returning Layla.

WWE Divas Championship Match: Nikki Bella (c) (w/ Brie Bella) vs. Layla.  They lock up.  Lots of movement from Layla.  Brie trips Layla behind the ref’s back, allowing Nikki to get the advantage.  She DDTs Layla’s foot for 2.  I fucking hate that spot.  Layla gets an inside cradle for 1.  Nikki does whatever.  Layla hits a springboard cross body for 1, then knocks the other Bella off the apron.  Nikki gets the advantage.  Layla gets a wonky cradle.  Nikki counters.  The twins pull the switcheroo.  Brie goes for a facebuster, but Layla turns it into a hangman’s neckbreaker for the pin to win the title in 2:28.  This sucked.

Matt Striker asks John Laurinaitis what he and Triple H were talking about.  Johnny doesn’t tell him.

Chicago!

Lesnar/Cena hype video.

Extreme Rules Match: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena.  Lesnar takes Cena down and mauls him, then kills him with a lariat.  Cena is cut already.  The stop the match to check the cut.  I hate that shit, but I guess Brock is used to it now.  Cena charges Brock and gets taken down and mauled again.  Cena is sent outside.  He’s bleeding pretty bad.  Cena fights back as goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Brock will have none of that and gives him a couple of German suplexes.  Cena hits a shoulder block and knocks Brock into the referee.  The ref is dead, and Brock kills Cena some more.  Brock torments Cena’s arm with a Kimura, then tosses him from the ring again.  Brock follows Cena out and tortures his arm some more.  Back inside, Brock brings in Cena’s chain, then throws it aside because he’s Brock Lesnar and doesn’t need it.  He thinks again and uses it to chain Cena’s legs together.  Brock hangs Cena from the turnbuckle and massacres him for a while.  Cena gets loose and fights back until he’s thrown into the steps.  Brock throws the referee back into the ring and wakes him up.  Cena has the chain his hand, but Brock steps on it and takes it away.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Brock counters and hits the F-5, but kills the referee again in the process.  Another referee runs out, but the delay allows Cena to kick out.  Brock clotheslines the new referee.  Brock brings the steps into the ring.  Cena does his “you can’t see me” and first back.  Brock locks in a Kimura on top of the steps.  Cena manages to pick Brock up and slam him on the steps.  Cena goes for the diving Fameasser, but Brock avoids it.  Brock prances on top of the steps while Cena struggles his way back into the ring.  Cena makes it onto the apron and Brock launches himself at Cena, taking a bad tumble and injuring his knee in the process.  Brock gets up and laughs it off.  He charges Cena again, but Cena punches him with the chain.  Brock is bleeding now.  Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on the steps for the pin in 17:42.  Aside from the stupidity of putting Cena over in Brock’s first match back, this was awesome.

Cena takes the mic after the match and cuts a promo putting over Chicago.  He says he’s going home, which is a lie.

Good show.  There were a few really good matches.  The main event is soured by the stupidity of Brock losing so quickly.

WWE Monday Night Raw 2/14/11

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WWE open, pyro and ballyhoo.  We are LIVE from Anaheim, California!  Tonight, we’ll find out who’s going to host WrestleMania XXVII!  Randy Orton vs. Sheamus!  John Morrison vs. R-Truth!  John Cena vs. CM Punk, there must be a winner!  Michael Cole and Josh Matthews are the announcers.  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

John Cena comes out and talks for a while about who might be the WrestleMania host, then makes fun of Michael Cole.  He starts to talk about The Nexus, but CM Punk comes out to interrupt.  They banter, and now it’s match time.

John Cena vs. CM Punk.  Cena wins the lock up and peppers Punk with body shots.  Cena charges the corner, but Punk avoids it and Cena hits the turnbuckles, then rolls out of the ring.  Punk hits a diving lariat off the apron.  Commercials.  Punk knees Cena in the face for 2.  Punk hits a snap suplex for 2.  Punk boots Cena and gets a jackknife hold for 2.  Punk applies a body scissors.  Cena fights out and goes for the STF, but Punk gets the ropes.  Punk puts a beating on Cena.  Cena makes his comeback.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Punk counters and hits a dropkick for 2.  Punk applies a headscissors.  Cena escapes and hits a gutwrench suplex for 2.  Cena goes up top, but Punk drops him with a kick.  Punk hits the running knee.  Cena counters the bulldog, hit a drop toe hold, and goes for the STF.  Punk counters and hits a swinging neckbreaker for 2.  Punk goes for the Go 2 Sleep.  Cena counters into a schoolboy for 2.  Punk drops Cena with a high kick for 2.  Punk goes for a cross body.  Cena catches him and goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Punk fights it and ends up taking a bump out of the ring.  A Nexus member hands Punk a chair from under the ring.  Punk throws the chair in the ring and the referee turns to get rid of it.  The Nexus member hands Punk a wrench, with which he hits Cena in the face.  Punk hits the Go 2 Sleep for the pin in 10:37.  Pretty good match.

Cole explains that Jerry Lawler isn’t here because his mother passed away.  Our best to the King.

Who’s the host going to be?  Commercials!

Slam of the Week: Alberto Del Rio’s attack on Edge’s arm 2 weeks ago.

Justin Roberts introduces Ricardo Rodriguez to introduce Alberto Del Rio.  Del Rio cuts his usual promo about destiny.  World Heavyweight Champion Edge interrupts.  He talks for a bit, then kicks Del Rio’s ass.  He goes for the spear, but Ricardo distracts him and gets decked.  Edge bumps Del Rio off the apron into the barricade.  Vickie Guerrero comes out and screeches.  She introduces Dolph Ziggler as the new World Heavyweight Champion, presumably since Edge used the dreaded illegal running hug of doom on Smackdown.  She says Ziggler will be coronated on Smackdown.  This is fucking stupid.  She says he has proof that Edge took out Teddy Long, then cackles.  Again, this is fucking stupid.

Eve vs. Natalya is next.  Commercials.

Tonight, WrestleMania host.  Plus, The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan.  I’m so pissed at the stupidity in the last segment that I’m not even excited.

The Divas title match is a lumberjill match for some reason.  The Bella Twins, Tamina, Gail Kim, Maryse, Melina, and Alicia Fox are at ringside.

Lumberjill Match for the WWE Divas Championship: Eve Torres (c) vs. Natalya.  They lock up and do a bit of chain wrestling.  They both throw dropkicks, then slap hands and do some more stuff.  Natalya rocks a surfboard.  Eve manages to turn it into a cradle for 2.  Natalya grabs a headlock.  Eve hits a flip splash for 2.  Natalya hits a discus lariat.  Eve throws Natalya out of the ring.  The Bellas attack her.  Fight breaks out with all the women at ringside.  Eve hits a cross body into a pile of them.  Maryse looks hurt.  Cole is laughing.  Back inside, Eve and Natalya conk heads.  Natalya goes for a la magistral, but Eve counters and gets the pin in 3:37.  They tried, but this sucked.  They shake hands.  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Rev Theory is in the front row.

The Bella Twins talk shit to Eve backstage, the jump her.  Gail Kim and Natalya make the save.  Referees try to break it up.

Chaperone trailer.  Ugh.

Mark Henry comes out.  Sheamus jumps him in the aisle and drops him with the brogue kick.  Sheamus says that’s a message for the “fellas” in the Elimination Chamber.  Henry makes it up and Sheamus gives him another brogue kick.

WWE Champion The Miz and Alex Riley are headed our way.  Miz shoves down some geek backstage.  Commercials.

WWE Rewind: The Miz & Ted Dibiase Jr. vs. Jerry Lawler & Daniel Bryan from last week.

Non-Title: WWE Champion The Miz (w/ Alex Riley) vs. WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan.  Riley joins Cole and Matthews for commentary.  They lock up.  Miz gets the obligatory headlock and shoulder block, then talks shit.  They lock up again.  Bryan hits some arm drags and the leap frog, drop down, dropkick.  Miz boots Bryan in the face and puts the boots to him.  Miz applies a camel clutch.  Bryan fights out and locks in a rear naked choke.  Miz gets the ropes.  Bryan kicks the crap out of him.  Miz hits an elbow smash for 2.  Miz applies a rear chin lock.  Bryan fights out.  They trade punches.  Cole ridiculously compares Miz to the Crusher.  Bryan gets rolling.  A dropkick to the corner gets 2.  Bryan back body drops Miz to the floor and goes for a dive.  Miz avoids it.  Bryan hits a flying knee off the apron.  Back inside, Bryan goes up top and hits a missile dropkick for 2.  Bryan goes for the LeBell Lock, but Miz is in the ropes.  Miz connects with a knee lift and a neckbreaker on the apron!  Commercials.  Miz goes for a superplex, but Bryan counters and hits a sunset flip powerbomb for 2.  Bryan lands some vicious kicks.  Miz gets a schoolboy for 2.  Miz gets an inside cradle for 2.  Miz hits the backbreaker and goes for the neckbreaker, but Bryan counters into a German suplex.  Bryan lands a head kick for 2.  Miz counters the LeBell Lock and eats an elbow.  Bryan goes for something, but Miz faceplants him.  Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the pin in 11:57.  Awesome match.  My mood has improved.  Miz cuts a promo after the match.

Who will host Mania?!  Commercials.

WWE.com plug.

David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty of the New Nexus (w/ Mason Ryan) vs. John Morrison & R-Truth.  This was supposed to be Morrison vs. Truth, but iBooker changed it.  Truth jumps around with McGillicutty.  Ryan trips Truth.  McGillicutty sends Truth outside.  Ryan gets in his cheap shot.  McGillicutty rams Truth’s back into the apron.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Otunga tags in and keeps the heat going on Truth.  Otunga hits a suplex for 2, then applies a rear chin lock.  Truth hits a backdrop suplex and makes the hot tag.  Morrison runs wild and stomps the shit out of Otunga and McGillicutty, then kicks Mason Ryan and hip tosses Truth out of the ring onto him.  Morrison hits McGillicutty with the running knee strike for the pin in 4:16.  There ya go.  Morrison and Truth brawl with Ryan after the match and send him out of the ring.

Plug for Chris Jericho’s new book, which I just started reading.

Anaheim!

Tonight, Orton vs. Sheamus!  Commercials!

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Justin Roberts introduces Ariel Winter, who plays Triple H’s daughter in that shitty movie.  She screeches for a while.  Great Khali and Ranjin Singh come out for the stupid Kiss Cam.  The cam is going backstage too.  Fans kiss.  Santino Marella and Tamina kiss.  Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler kiss.  More fans kiss.  Maryse refuses to kiss Ted Dibiase Jr. and kisses Yoshi Tatsu instead.  William Regal kisses Zack Ryder on the cheek.  More fans.  Hornswoggle sneaks in the ring and gives Ariel a box of chocolates.  She kisses him on the cheek.  Hornswoggle celebrates.

Who’s going to host Mania?

Randy Orton is headed our way!  Commercials!

2/21/11!  Hey, that’s next week!  Something’s gonna happen!

King Sheamus vs. Randy Orton.  They start with a very aggressive lock up, then brawl for a while.  Sheamus gets the advantage and puts a beating on Orton.  Sheamus hits a slingshot shoulder block for 2.  Sheamus works Orton’s shoulder.  Orton fights back and gets rolling with clotheslines and a powerslam.  Sheamus hits the Irish Curse for 2.  Sheamus hits a superplex.  Orton hits the RKO out of nowhere for the pin in 5:04.  Well that was abrupt.  The New Nexus jump Orton.  John Morrison, R-Truth, and John Cena make the save.  Orton RKOs Otunga and McGillicutty.  Orton and Cena clothesline Ryan out of the ring.  Punk goes for the Go 2 Sleep on Orton, but fails.  Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Punk.

A limo arrives.  A woman gets out.  The Mania host will be revealed next!

The host of WrestleMania XXVII is… they do a really big, dramatic build up with the lights going out and shit.  IT’S THE ROCK!  Finally, The Rock has come back to Anaheim!  To Monday Night Raw!  Home!  He lists off his various nicknames.  He says he’s back for the fans and he’s never going away again.  He makes jokes about Justin Bieber.  He talks a little shit about The Miz.  The iBooker dings in.  Rock tells Cole to sit down and STFU just like old times.  Rock plugs his Facebook page and threatens to stick the iBooker laptop up Cole’s candy ass.  Rock talks A LOT of shit about John Cena, having taken offense to comments Cena made about Rock in the past.  He says “ass” a lot, so apparently he didn’t get the PG memo.  He finishes with the “If ya smell what The Rock is cookin’.”  Rock poses while his music plays as the show closes.

Some parts of this show really sucked, and some were really good.  I’m still pissed about the retarded way Ziggler got the title, but the Miz/Bryan match and the Rock stuff were pretty great.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 2/11/11

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WWE open, recap of what happened last week, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Booker T are the announcers.  Tonight, Edge defends the World Championship against Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero as the referee!  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Tony Chimel introduces Ricardo Rodriguez, who introduces Alberto Del Rio.  The ring is all decorated.  They show Del Rio beating up Hornswoggle last week.  Del Rio cuts a promo.  I can tell this is going to be his standard promo for the next 2 months.  WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston comes out, cuts a promo, and threatens Del Rio with a Singapore cane.  Del Rio begs off.  Kofi winks and canes Del Rio, then tears up the decorations.

Moments ago, ^ happened.

Non-Title: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio.  Del Rio beats up Kofi.  Kofi beats up Del Rio.  Del Rio beats up Kofi and hits a front slam for 2.  Booker name drops Mexican wrestlers and boxers from the 70s.  Kofi sends Del Rio out of the ring.  He comes back in and feeds Kofi’s comeback.  Kofi hits the Boom Drop.  Kofi hits the pendulum kick and the diving cross body for 2.  Kofi hits the S.O.S. for 2.  Del Rio avoids the Trouble In Paradise and bails.  Kofi goes after him.  Del Rio rams Kofi’s arm into the steps, then kicks it.  Back inside, Del Rio hits the Minoru Special for the win in 4:53.  It was okay.

Todd Grisham, who has fallen so low he doesn’t even announce Superstars anymore, interviews World Heavyweight Champion Edge.  He realizes how screwed he is tonight.

Green Bay!  Picture of a Packers guy with a WWE replica belt!  More Packers guys with replica belts in the front row!

WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella) vs. Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, & Heath Slater).  Kozlov throws Gabriel around and rams him into the top turnbuckle, then headbutts him.  Gabriel slips out of an over the shoulder powerslam and lands some kicks.  Gabriel hammers Kozlov with punches.  Cover gets 2.  Gabriel clamps on a rear chin lock.  Kozlov escapes and lands more headbutts.  Zeke distracts the ref.  Slater trips Kozlov.  Santino hits Slater with the Cobra.  Santino gets dropped somehow.  Kozlov boots Gabriel and goes for an elbow drop.  Gabriel gets his knees up to counter it, then hits the 450 splash for the pin in 2:17.  Well, that’s done.  Wait, no it’s not.  Barrett gives Santino the Wasteland.  Zeke gives Kozlov the Book of Ezekiel.

Tonight, Rey Mysterio takes on Wade Barrett!

Chris Masters vs. Drew McIntyre.  McIntyre bails and takes the mic to say he blames Edge for Kelly Kelly being fired last week.  He dedicates this match to Kelly.  Masters gets the jump on McIntyre and schoolboys him for 1.  Masters keeps rolling.  BIG sit-out spinebuster gets 2.  McIntyre avoids a dive and goes for a backslide.  Masters flips McIntyre over right into the perfect position to eat McIntyre’s finish.  McIntyre hits the Future Shock for the pin in 1:56.  Lame.

Tonight, Mysterio vs. Barrett!

Green Bay!

They show the clip from the match last month where Rey Mysterio broke Cody Rhodes’ face.

Todd Grisham asks Rey Mysterio about Cody Rhodes.  Basically, he thinks Rhodes is being a big baby.  He’s very excited tonight.

Wade Barrett comes out.  They show The Corre screwing Big Show last week.  Barrett cuts a promo.  The match is NEXT!

Wade Barrett vs. Rey Mysterio Jr.  Barrett beats up Mysterio.  Mysterio lands some kicks, then charges right into a knee lift from Barrett.  Cover gets 2.  BBarrett beats on Mysterio some more.  Mysterio drop toe holds Barrett into the middle turnbuckle, then hits a running dropkick to the corner.  Mysterio goes up top, but Barrett trips him and ties him to the tree of woe.  Barrett chokes Mysterio in the corner.  Cover gets 2.  Barrett hits a vertical suplex and goes to work on Mysterio’s back.  Mysterio low bridges Barrett out of the ring and hits the seated senton off the apron.  Barrett backdrop suplexes Mysterio into the barricade.  Insta-commercials.  Barrett continues working Mysterio’s back.  Mysterio hits a rebound cross body for 2.  Mysterio dives at Barrett, but Barrett catches him and tries to set up a superplex.  Mysterio fights him off and hits the seated senton.  Mysterio makes his comeback.  Buzzsaw kick gets 2.  Barrett goes for the Wasteland.  Mysterio counters.  Barrett hits a sidewalk slam, soliciting a Big Bubba Rogers reference from Booker T.  Mysterio counters a pumphandle slam and… dropkicks an interfering Justin Gabriel.  Barrett boots Mysterio and hits the Wasteland for the pin (7:27 shown).  Good little match.  The Corre comes in to beat down Mysterio.  Gabriel goes up for the 450.  Big Show runs in to make the save.  He chokeslams Barrett, then sets up Gabriel and Slater for a double chokeslam.  Zeke prevents it.  Corre beats down Show.  Zeke suplexes Show!

Tonight, Edge vs. Ziggler with Vickie as the zebra!

JTG vs. Kane.  JTG has an initial flurry.  Kane counters the Mugshot, lands a big boot, and kicks his ass.  Kane hits a sidewalk slam, the diving lariat, and the chokeslam for the pin in 1:49.  There ya go.

Still to come, Edge vs. Ziggler!

Michelle McCool and Layla are obnoxious backstage.  Vickie Guerrero bitches at them for fucking up last week.  Dolph Ziggler joins in.  There’s dissension between LayCool.

Non-Title: Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) vs. WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres.  Layla immediately bails and whines to McCool.  Eve shoves McCool down and throws Layla back into the ring.  Layla beats up Eve.  Eve makes her comeback.  Eve hits a standing moonsault for 2.  Eve hits a Complete Shot and goes u p top.  McCool distracts her.  Layla kicks her down and covers for 1.  Eve turns the cover over and gets the pin in 2:55.  Again, there ya go.

The main event is NEXT!

Entrances for the main event.  Vickie screeches that the spear is still banned, then she screeches some more.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Edge (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler.  Vickie Guerrero is the referee.  Ziggler gets a flash inside cradle and Vickie gives a very quick 2 count.  Edge beats up Ziggler in the corner.  Vickie gets in his way.  Ziggler beats up Edge in the corner and Vickie is fine with that.  Another fast 2 count.  Ziggler goes for the sleeper hold.  Edge counters and hits the Edge-O-Matic.  Ziggler lands a nice high dropkick to the face.  Ziggler comes off the top, but Edge catches him and hits a flapjack.  Edge gets rolling with clotheslines and face plants.  Ziggler hits a chin crusher and goes for the Zig Zag,  Edge counters and hits the Edgecution.  Vickie counts 2, then puts Ziggler’s foot on the bottom room, then cackles like a happy retarded zebra.  Ziggler hits the Fameasser for a fast 2.  Edge knocks Ziggler down with a forearm.  The announcers argue.  Cole is obnoxious.  Vickie tries to spear Edge.  Seriously?  She runs into him and twists her ankle.  The trainer helps her out of the ring.  Edge spears Ziggler and calls for another referee.  Edge hits another spear.  Vickie sees it, but does nothing.  Clay Matthews fromt he Green Bay Packers comes out in a referee shirt and makes the 3 count for Edge in 8:13.  They post with their belts.  Vickie is waving off the win.  Show ends.

Not a great show, but not awful either.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 2/4/11

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WWE open, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  We are TAPED from Long Island.  Tonight, Royal Rumble Winner Alberto Del Rio will be IN THE HOUSE!  There’s a WrestleMania pinata above the ring.

Booker T comes out.  Ring announcer Tony Chimel introduces him as the newest member of the Smackdown announce team.  Booker goes into the ring for a Spinaroonie, then joins Michael Cole and Josh Matthews at the commentary table.

Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler come out.  Vickie screeches horrible sounds.  There’s a stupid mixed tag match for the World title tonight.  Vickie screechingly insists that Kelly Kelly come out, so she does.  Vickie is mad because Kelly circumventing Vickie’s interference at the Rumble kept them from fucking Edge out of the title.  Kelly bitches at Vickie for going through her purse or some shit.  They argue.  Ziggler talks shit to Kelly and tells her to leave.  Kelly slaps him, then shoves Vickie.  LayCool hit the ring and bully Kelly.  World Heavyweight Champion Edge runs them off and decks Ziggler.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Tonight, Edge & Kelly Kelly vs. Dolph Ziggler & LayCool for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov come out for a tag match.  They show the aftermath of their tag match on Raw, where Randy Orton RKO’d Michael McGillicutty and punted Husky Harris to death while the rest of the New Nexus looked on.

Non-Title: WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) vs. Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater of The Corre.  Kozlov schools Gabriel to start.  Slater tags in and gets hammered as well.  Santino tags in and schools Slater some more.  Slater counters a reverse cradle and punches Santino in the face.  Cover gets 0.  Slater pounds on Santino.  Kozlov tags in and smashes Slater.  Kozlov hits a powerslam.  Gabriel slaves and throws Santino out of the ring.  Kozlov takes out Gabriel.  Slater takes out Kozlov’s leg, then hits Kozlov with a reverse DDT.  Gabriel tags in and hits the 450 splash for the pin in 3:06.  It was fine.

There’s still the pinata.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre.  They lock up.  Kofi gets a cradle for 2.  McIntyre punches Kofi in the face and gets a cradle for 2.  McIntyre stomps Kofi in the face.  McIntyre hits a slam for 2.  Kofi jumps around a bunch and hits an elbow smash for 1.  Kofi works McIntyre’s arm.  Kofi hits the pendulum kick.  McIntyre avoids the diving cross body.  Kofi clotheslines McIntyre to the floor and follows him out.  McIntyre sends Kofi into the steps.  Insta-commercials.  McIntyre hits an elbow smash for 2.  McIntyre applies a grounded abdominal stretch.  McIntyre hits a gut buster for 2.  McIntyre kicks Kofi in the injured ribs for 2.  McIntyre hits a dropkick for 2.  Kofi awesomely ducks a short lariat and hits a DDT for 2.  Kofi lands some strikes and stomps McIntyre in the corner.  Kofi hits the Boom Drop and goes for the Trouble In Paradise.  McIntyre avoids it and tries to bail.  Ricardo Rodriguez appears on the Tron and introduces Alberto Del Rio, who just smiles and winks.  This distracts Kofi.  McIntyre kicks his leg and hits the Future Shock for the pin (9:30 shown).  Good little match.

Tonight, a stupid mixed tag match for the World Championship!  Vince Russo would be proud.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Jack Swagger.  Mysterio kicks Swagger’s legs and gets a sunset flip for 2.  Mysterio low bridges Swagger out of the ring.  Insta-commercials.  Mysterio kicks Swagger in the face and tries to go up top.  Swagger catches him and twice a wheelbarrow thing, but Mysterio turns it into a bulldog for 2.  Mysterio gets a cross body for 2.  Mysterio goes for the 619, but Swagger bails.  Mysterio goes for an Asai moonsault, but Swagger trips him in the ropes and works on his ankle.  Swagger rams Mysterio’s ankle into the post.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  Outside again, Swagger rams Mysterio into the announce table.  Back inside, Swagger hits the springboard Vader Bomb for 2.  Swagger goes back to the leg work.  Mysterio kicks at his legs.  Swagger pounds on his face.  Cover gets 2.  Mysterio avoids a Vader Bomb and hits a jumping tornado DDT for 2.  Mysterio goes for the 619, but Swagger catches his legs and locks in the ankle lock.  Mysterio counters out and sends Swagger into the corner.  Mysterio kicks Swagger in the face and bridges back for the pin (7:35 shown).  Fine match.

They show Alberto Del Rio’s attack on Edge from Raw.

The WrestleMania pinata is TONIGHT!

Edge and Kelly Kelly chat backstage.  Edge thinks Kelly is going to cost him the title.  That pisses her off.

Elimination Chamber hype.

Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendez come out and throw stuff to the crowd.  Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio.  I’ve been learning Spanish and I actually understand some of what he says.  Del Rio cuts a promo.  He tells Hornswoggle the pinata is for him.  They blindfold him, give him a stick, and spin him around.  Hornswoggle accidentally hits Del Rio in the balls with the stick.  Del Rio boots Hornswoggle in the face.  He pounds on Hornswoggle.  Kofi Kingston makes the save and clotheslines Del Rio out of the ring.  Del Rio sneaks back in and attacks Kofi, canes him, and locks in the cross armbreaker.  Referees come out to break it up.

Tonight, stupid mixed tag match for the title!

Booker T announces that he’ll be a coach on the new Tough Enough.

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Kane.  Chavo tries.  He manages to drop toe hold Kane into the top turnbuckle.  He goes up top.  Kane tries to chokeslam him off the top rope.  Chavo drops down and pulls Kane’s arm over the top rope.  Chavo hits the frog splash, but Kane catches him by the throat and hits the chokeslam for the pin in 1:03.  Chavo lasted longer than I expected.  Kane joins Mysterio, McIntyre, Ziggler, and Edge in the Chamber.  There’s one more qualifying match!

Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: The Big Show vs. Wade Barrett (w/ Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel, & Heath Slater).  Barrett hides in the ropes.  Show kicks his ass anyway.  Barrett tries to take out Show’s leg.  Show whips Barrett into the ref.  Corre interferes.  Jackson clotheslines Show to death.  Barrett covers for 2.  Barrett hits a DDT for the pin in 1:57.  Wow, wasn’t expecting that one.  Show attacks the Corre after the match, but is overcome by numbers.  Jackson slams Show again.  He takes the mic and says some weird psuedo-Biblical stuff.

Title match is NEXT!

Entrances and introductions for the main event.  Vickie decrees that Edge will be stripped of the title if he uses the spear “in any form.”

Handicap Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Edge (c) & Kelly Kelly vs. Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool, & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero).  Ziggler beats up Edge.  Edge beats up Ziggler.  He wants to go for the spear, but realizes he can’t.  Ziggler bails and eats a baseball slide dropkick.  McCool and Kelly tag in.  Insta-commercials.  McCool beats up Kelly.  Kelly beats up McCool and rams her face into the floor on the outside.  She drops Layla too.  McCool gets Kelly into a powerbomb position and spins her head into the barricade.  LayCool work over Kelly.  Kelly rallies and hits a facebuster on Layla.  Edge gets the tag, but Ziggler distracts the referee to prevent him from seeing it.  Edge kicks Ziggler’s ass.  McCool accidentally kicks Layla in the head.  Kelly knocks McCool out of the ring, then spears Layla for the pin (6:51 shown).  I kind of liked the finish.  Vickie gets in the ring and fires Kelly.  Kelly cries.  Vickie tells Edge he’ll defend the title against Ziggler again next week, with Vickie as the referee.  Ziggler hits Edge with the Zig Zag.

Fun show.

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.

Boston!

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.

Boston!

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! 1/21/11

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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! 12/31/10

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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!

WWE.com 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.