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WWE Monday Night Raw 1/5/09 (Repost)

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Originally posted on 1/6/09.

We start with a recap of the Michaels/JBL angle from last week.

The first live shot is Chris Jericho and Randy Orton in the ring.  Jericho whines about Michaels and JBL working together in the four-way last week.  They say they have filed formal complaints and want JBL removed from the Royal Rumble title match.  This is ricockulous.  JBL’s music hits, and Cole and Lawler finally introduce us the show LIVE from New Orleans!  Wait, Michaels is riding in the limo with JBL!  JBL tells them to shut up, because he won the title shot.  Jericho makes a valid point, saying that for months last year he tries to tell everyone that Michaels was a sellout, and it turned out he was right.  Stephanie McMahon finally comes out and upholds the referee’s decision, since Shawn actually didn’t lay down, he got knocked down.  Stephanie tells Jericho and Orton that they are both in the Rumble match.  Jericho says Shawn shouldn’t be allowed in the Rumble.  JBL agrees, and says Shawn’s only job at the Rumble is to support JBL as he goes for the title.  Stephanie books Jericho & Orton vs. Michaels & Cena for tonight.  Shawn plays the pathetic, miserable old guy remarkable well.

CM Punk vs. William Regal for the Intercontinental Championship TONIGHT!

WWE Slam of the Week: the Diva Battle Royal and subsequent Beth/Melina brawl from last week.

Goldust & Melina vs. Santino Marella & WWE Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix.  Melina pins Beth with a jackknife hold at 3:17.  Rosa Mendez jumps the guardrail and attacks Melina before security takes her away.  Melina jumps the guardrail and goes after her again anyway, then comes back to celebrate her win.

Todd Grisham interviews CM Punk.  Punk says he wants to add his name to the list of great Intercontinental Champions such as Ricky Steamboat, Bret Hart, and Mr. Perfect.  Punk even mentions that he lost to Regal in the King of the Ring final last year, so he wants revenge for that… even though he beat Regal clean in a non-title match when he was World Champion.  Anyway, it’s next, and it’s gonna rule!

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: William Regal (w/ Layla) vs. CM Punk.  This is going to own.  Regal, being an awesome prick, uses Layla as a shield so Punk can’t dive on him.  Regal then does what he does best: beating the fuck out of someone.  Punk fights back with his usual strikes.  Punk gets Regal up for the Go 2 Sleep, but Regal grabs the ref to cause the DQ at 2:56.  FUCK.  RESTART!  Dammit, where’s… oh, there she is.  Dammit, no restart, but close: Stephanie says Punk will have a rematch, and if Regal gets DQ’d, he loses the title.  WHEN?  Dammit.  Oh well, at least they’re keeping the angle going.

JBL tells Michaels how much it will benifit him to help Jericho and Orton destroy Cena tonight.

Randy Orton tells Cody Rhodes and Sim Snuka that they passed phased one, and if they win their matches tonight, they’re in.  Manu walks up and asks for a second chance, citing, correctly, that Orton lost his match last week too.  Orton rips into him and tells him that he will never be part of the group, and that he never wanted to see his face again.

Dolph Ziggler introduces himself to Mickie James as Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston head to the ring for the Tag Team title shot.  It’s NEXT!

This Friday night on Smackdown: Triple H pissed of Vickie, so now he’s gonna get fucked up!

World Tag Team Championship Match: John Morrison & The Miz (c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston.  What exactly have Mysterio & Kingston done as a team to warrant a tag title shot?  Miz & Morrison cut a promo before the match.  During Rey’s entrance, they show clips from the 10-man tag last week.  In less than a minute, the show goes to commercial.  Back from break, Miz works over Rey, but Rey makes the hot tag and Kofi cleans house.  Morrison pulls Kofi’s leg and makes him fall off the top rope, then Morrison works over Kofi’s leg.  Kofi later does a nip up rana on Morrison.  More than one person in WWE is ripping off AJ Styles!  Kofi finally hot tags Mysterio.  Mysterio hits the 619, but before he can springboard, he has to deal with Miz, and Morrison recovers to catch him coming off the top with his kick to retain the titles at 11:53.  Mike Knox destroys Mysterio after the match… again.

Michaels is getting ready in the locker room.  Cena comes in and wonders what he should expect from HBK tonight.

Buy the Edge DVD, it’s good!

Kelly Kelly vs. Jillian Hall.  Last week, it was revealed that Orton banged Kelly and then wouldn’t return her calls.  Jillian comes out singing “When The Saints Go Marching In.”  Badly.  Because that’s her gimmick.  I can’t sing and I have big boobs.  Can I get a job with WWE?  Jillian gets heat on Kelly, Kelly makes a comeback.  Kelly goes for a victory roll, but Jillian sits on it and almost gets the pin.  Kelly hits a leg drop that was more like a Fameasser for the win at 4:22.  Jillian attacks Kelly after the match, but Kane comes out!  Kane says Kelly now knows it doesn’t feel so good being rejected.  He says next week he’s going to eviscerate Randy Orton.  Huh?

Royal Rumble hype.

More hype for Triple H facing Triple Jeopardy on Smackdown.

Oh, eviscerate means “to take out the entrails of.”

Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka vs. Cryme Tyme.  This match started while I was consulting a dictionary.  Rhodes and Snuka have to win to stay in Orton’s group.  Good guys get heat on JTG until he makes the hot tag to Shad.  He cleans house, then JTG comes back in.  Rhodes hits the Roll of the Dice (that move Reno did in WCW… I think Test did it too) on JTG for the win at 5:52.


Tomorrow night on ECW, Matt Hardy vs. Mark Henry and Finlay vs. Jack Swagger!  Tomorrow night at night on Sci-Fi!

Plug for Kennedy’s movie.

Orton congratulates Rhodes, then tells Sim he’s out since he didn’t win the fall.

Stephanie tells Santino and Beth that Rosa Mendez is banned.  I think.  Santino says funny things.  They leave.  Jericho walks in and asks Stephanie why JBL was in her office earlier.  Jericho tells Stephanie that Vince McMahon will return to Raw in two weeks.  Stephanie looks worried.

The main event is NEXT!

Chris Jericho & Randy Orton vs. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels.  Michaels cooperates with Cena a little early.  JBL comes out to watch as the show goes to commercial.  Dammit.  Back from break, Michaels gets away from Orton and tags Cena in.  Cena goes for the F-U and Michaels actually blocks Jericho from stopping it.  Orton rakes Cena’s eyes to get out, then Cena accidentally almost F-U’s Shawn.  I don’t pay attention for a minute, then Jericho is working Cena over.  Cena goes for the F-U, but Jericho counters with a DDT.  Awesome.  Cena plays face in peril.  Cena finally hits the diving Fameasser thing on Jericho.  Cena tries to tag Michaels, but Jericho tags Orton first and Orton stops Cena from making the tag.  Cena makes the tag and Shawn looks undecided about what to do.  Jericho makes the decision for him by attacking him, so Michaels has to defend himself.  Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Shawn gets his knees up.  Shawn does the slam and the diving elbow, but Jericho gets his knees up.  Turnabout is fairplay.  Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Michaels gets an inside cradle.  Orton breaks the cover.  Orton hits the 3.0 on Cena and goes for the RKO, but Shawn superkicks him, then superkicks Jericho for the pin at 15:55.

Todd Grisham asks JBL and Michaels’ actions.  JBL says he talked to Stephanie McMahon earlier, and next week it’s Michaels (w/ JBL) vs. Cena.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown 4/23/10

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“Smackdown Goes Home”

WWE open, “Last Friday on Smackdown…” video.  We are TAPED from the Mohegan Sun Casino!  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are the announcers.  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger comes out and cuts a promo.  They show highlights of his match with The Undertaker from Raw, but edited to look like Swagger won.  He says he hopes to get drafted to Smackdown next week.  Does it really make any fucking difference when he’s on every week anyway?

Non-Title: World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger vs. John Morrison.  Swagger does his amateur stuff.  Morrison his a knee to the face for 2.  Swagger hits a HUGE belly to belly suplex/powerslam.  Insta-commercials.  Swagger works a body scissors.  Swagger goes for a superplex, but Morrison fights him off and hits a missile dropkick for 2.  Morrison gets a la magistral for 2.  Morrison goes for the Flying Chuck, but Swagger catches him with a boot to the middle for 2.  Swagger works an abdominal stretch.  Morrison fights out and tries some flippy-ness, but Swagger turns it into almost a German suplex.  Swagger is bleeding from the mouth.  Amazingly the match hasn’t been stopped for it yet.  Swagger works a shoulder/neck hold.  Morrison fights out and plants Swagger with a DDT.  Morrison mounts his comeback.  Morrison catches Swagger with a big kick for 2.  Morrison gets a reverse cradle for 2.  Morrison hits the Flying Chuck for 2.  Swagger hot shots Morrison into the ropes and hits the Doctor Bomb,  but Morrison reaches the ropes to break the count.  Morrison drops Swagger with a big kick and hits the Starship Pain for the pin (9:04 shown).  That’s right, the World Champion just did a clean job for John Morrison.  On the last show before the PPV.  Oh well, that’ll give Morrison steam going into his big PPV match with… wait, Morrison isn’t ON the PPV, while Jack Swagger is DEFENDING THE FUCKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.  I missed the bit in the Observer about WWE rehiring Vince Russo.

Australia tour!

Mohegan Sun Casino!

CM Punk complains to Teddy Long about Rey Mysterio cutting his hair on Raw.  Long books the Straight Edge Society vs. Mysterio & Kane for tonight.

R-Truth (showing no ill effects from being exploded on Raw) and Matt Hardy come out for tag team action.  It’s NEXT!

R-Truth & Matt Hardy vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler.  Truth and Ziggler start.  Truth works a side headlock.  I always enjoy that.  Hardy tags in and manages to hot shot Ziggler into the middle rope.  Hardy goes to deck McIntyre, who drops off the apron.  Insta-commercials.  Hardy fights out of Ziggler’s side headlock and gets rolling on offense.  Hardy ends up on the steps somehow and McIntyre STOMPS Hardy’s head into the steps.  Awesome.  Ziggler rolls Hardy back in the ring and covers for 2.  Hardy’s shit is all fucked up.  The referee stops the match and gives McIntyre & Ziggler the win (4:23 shown).  Whatever.  I just hope they end up doing something with this “McIntyre kills Hardy repeatedly” deal.  As R-Truth and the referees go to help Hardy out, McIntyre jumps him and sends him into the steps again.  McIntyre tells Hardy this is the last time he ever wants to see him.

Chris Jericho and Wade Barrett are headed our way!  A Steel Cage is being lowered!

WWE Smack of the Night: Jericho re-injuring Edge’s ankle last week.

Chris Jericho and Wade Barrett come out to the cage.  Jericho cuts a promo about how he is going to end Edge’s career on Sunday.  Edge comes out to rebut and make fun of Jericho for losing to Heath Slater on NXT.  Edge gets in the cage and talks about all of his injuries will giving Jericho the crazy eyes.  Edge attacks Jericho and Barrett.  They get the advantage on him, but Edge comes back and sets up to spear Jericho.  Jericho bails and closes the cage door, refusing to open it to let Barrett out.  Edge kicks Barrett’s ass and spears him.

Mysterio & Kane vs. the Straight Edge Society TONIGHT!

MacGruber trailer.

Australia tour!

Last Friday… Shad Gaspard attacked JTG, but JTG fought him off!

Shad Gaspard (who SUITED UP!) has joined Striker and Grisham for commentary.

JTG vs. Mike Knox.  JTG connects with punches.  Knox hits the Flying Bear for 2.  Knox hits a big splash on JTG for 2.  Knox beats up JTG a bit.  JTG makes his comeback.  JTG hits the Mugshot and Knox bails.  JTG takes him out with a dive, then argues with Shad.  JTG rolls Knox back in the ring, stares at Shad, then goes back in to hit his shitty Sling Blade for the win in 1:46.  Knox’s last hurrah in WWE.  Sad face from Chui.  Shad comes in, drops JTG with a boot, and whips him with a strap.  Strap Match this Sunday!  Shad yells “MY TIME!” at JTG.

The DRAFT is this Monday!

Mohegan Sun Casino!

Extreme Rules card hype.

They show the Straight Edge Society/Triple H/Rey Mysterio stuff from Raw.

There’s a barber chair!  Because Punk might get a haircut on Sunday!

A women’s tag match is NEXT!

Saliva did the PPV theme!

WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) vs. Beth Phoenix & Mickie James.  Beth beats up Layla.  McCool blind tags herself in and cuts off Beth’s airplane spin.  Striker makes a Hiroshi Hase reference.  McCool beats up Phoenix.  The heels work on Beth’s leg.  Mickie gets the hot tag and runs wild.  Mickie hits a diving Thesz press on Layla, but McCool saves.  Phoenix takes out McCool.  Layla hits a neckbreaker on Mickie for the pin in 3:00.  McCool and Layla dispose of Mickie (her last hurrah in WWE as well), then whip Beth into an ironing board.  McCool drops Beth with a kick, then Layla paints her face with lipstick.  Good way to build the PPV match, I guess.

Mysterio and Kane talk strategy.  The height difference is hilarious.

Australia tour!

The Straight Edge Society comes out for the main event.  Punk cuts a promo on Rey Mysterio.

CM Punk & Luke Gallows (w/ Serena) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kane.  Punk whispers in Gallows’ ear, then Gallows and Mysterio start.  Mysterio does h is usual “kick the big guy’s leg.”  Gallows slams Mysterio and drops some elbows, then tags in Punk.  Punk beats up Mysterio.  Mysterio makes the tag to Kane.  Punk very quickly backs away.  Insta-commercials!  Kane and Gallows have their obligatory big guy fight.  Punk tags in and springboards right into a punch from Kane.  Mysterio tags in and runs wild on Punk until he gets sent into the top turnbuckle.  Punk hits the knee to the corner and the bulldog for 2.  The bad guys get the heat on Mysterio.  Mysterio drops Gallows with a flippy DDT and makes the hot tag to Kane.  Punk tags in as well and gets beaten up.  Kane hits the diving clothesline for 2, as Gallows saves.  Mysterio low bridges Gallows out of the ring.  Kane boots Punk and tags in Mysterio.  Mysterio hits the splash off of Kane’s shoulders, but Punk kicks out.  Mysterio sets up the 619.  Serena distracts the ref and Gallows pulls Mysterio out of the ring.  Kane deals with Gallows.  Punk jumps Mysterio when he gets back into the ring.  Mysterio springboards into Go 2 Sleep position.  Mysterio tries to counter with a sunset flip, but Punk squashes it for the pin (7:03 shown).  Punk keeps beating on Mysterio after the match.  Punk bails from a 619 attempt, but Mysterio baseball slide dropkicks him into the barber chair.  Mysterio gets the clippers, but Serena saves Punk  Pretty good match.

WWE Over The Limit commercial.  Let’s get through Extreme Rules first, eh?


Kind of a lame show this week, but some if it was okay.

WWE Superstars 3/11/10

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Missed the open.  Whoops.  I assume it went something like “WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.”  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are on as the first announce team.

Doplh Ziggler vs. Shelton Benjamin.  Ziggler hammers Shelton, pissed about his lost last week on Smackdown.  Shelton goes for something, but Ziggler slips out and goes for the sleeper hold.  Benjamin fights out.  Ziggler hits the Fameasser for 2.  Ziggler stomps Shelton, then hits an elbow drop for 2.  Shelton rallies.  Ziggler avoids the Dragon Whip, but Shelton hits a Samoan drop for 2.  Shelton jumps to the top and they both take weird bumps.  Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for 2.  Ziggler locks in the sleeper hold for the win in 3:39.  Fine enough, I guess.  Nothing good, but nothing offensively bad.

Tonight, MVP & Christian take on Carlito & Chavito!

Shawn Michaels/Undertaker video package. plug.

Mike Knox vs. Goldust.  Knox hammers Goldust.  Knox actually hits a dropkick for 2.  Goldust makes his comeback and hits his bulldog for 2.  Goldust hits the snap powerslam for 2.  Goldust avoids a big boot, then gets hit with the Flying Bear for 2.  Goldust hits the Final Cut for the pin in 2:30.  Disappointing.

Highlights of this week’s NXT.

Same WrestleMania Recall from Raw, which is mainly to hype Stone Cold Steve Austin being guest host for Raw this money.

Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are now announcing.

Santino Marella vs. Zack Ryder (w/ Rosa Mendez).  Ryder works a side headlock.  Santino fights back.  Ryder hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ryder beats up Santino.  Santino hulks up and makes a comeback.  Santino hits his cobra strike, then gets distracted by Rosa.  Ryder pulls Santino across the top rope, then hits the Rough Ryder and Zack Attack for the pin in 3:09.  Whatever.  This show is getting lamer and lamer.  The main event better deliver.

Batista video, Raw Rebound, WrestleMania card hype.

The main event is NEXT!

Montel Vontavious Porter & Christian (w/ Heath Slater) vs. Carlito (w/ Michael Tarver) & Chavo Guerrero Jr.  MVP and Chavo feign kicks at each other, then lock up.  They do some more stuff, then MVP hits an elbow smash for 2.  Christian and Carlito tag in.  They do some stuff.  Carlito sends Christian off of the apron and into the guardrail.  Commercials.  Christian plays face in peril.  Carlito comes off the top, but Christian catches him with his feet.  MVP gets the hot tag and runs wild.  MVP hits the Ballin’ elbow drop on Carlito.  Chavo pulls Carlito out of the ring.  MVP dropkicks them both.  MVP gets beaten up on the outside.  Back inside, Chavo tags in and hits the Eddie hilo.  “VINTAGE CHAVO!”  The bad guys get heat on MVP.  I just noticed, and I’m pretty sure, the ring ropes were white for the Smackdown matches and red for the Raw matches.  I guess they don’t even pretend these aren’t taped.  Christian tags in and runs wild.  Christian hits his springboard sunset flip for 2 in Chavo, then the diving European uppercut.  Christian nails Carlito, then goes for the sunset flip again, but Chavo squashes it for 2.  Chavo goes for the Three Amigos, but Christian counters the third and hits the reverse DDT.  Carlito saves.  MVP takes Carlito out of the ring.  Christian goes for the Killswitch.  Chavo counters and hits a brainbuster (which Cole incorrectly calls the Gory Bomb).  Christian avoids the frog splash and hits the Killswitch for the pin in 13:00.  It was fine.

Disappointing show, but at least I don’t have to watch Impact now.

WWE Superstars 3/4/10

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WWE open, Superstars open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are the first announce team.

Kofi Kingston vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.  Nice wrestling to start.  Kofi does some jumping around and hits Chavo with a kick and an elbow, then applies an ARMBAR!  The referee puts the match on halt to check a cut above Chavo’s eye.  He’s pissed now, presumably because he hates this stupid rule, and goes on the attack.  Kofi fights back, but Chavo drops him with a rolling kick for 2.  Chavo stays on the attack, throws Kofi out of the ring, and wipes him out with a dive.  Chavo hits the Eddie hilo coming back in for 2.  Chavo works Kofi’s arm a bit.  Kofi counters out of a hammerlock with a cool snapmare, then takes out Chavo with a dive.  Back inside, Kofi goes up top, but Chavo meets him and goes for a superplex.  Kofi fights him off and hits a diving cross body for 1.  Kofi hits chops and a dropkick, then the Boom Drop.  Kofi signals for the Trouble In Paradise.  Chavo goes to the apron to avoid it, then locks in a Lance Storm-esque rolling half crab.  Kofi escapes.  Chavo avoids the Trouble In Paradise a second time, then Kofi manages to hit it for the pin in 6:30.  It was fine.  The pausing for blood shit is annoying.

Tonight, Chris Jericho takes on Goldust!  That’s gonna rule.

William Regal vs. Evan Bourne.  Jobber entrance for Regal.  Regal works Bourne’s arm.  Bourne tries to counter out in a awesome, headscissors like way, but Regal drops him and clamps on his armlock again.  Man, I love Regal.  Bourne monkey flips him and hits a headscissors, then dropkicks him.  Bourne grabs a side headlock.  Regal manages to fight out.  Regal applies a modified chinlock.  Bourne manages to wrestle his way out.  Regal stretches Bourne.  Awesome wrestling here.  Bourne lands a kick to Regal’s back, then Regal hits an Exploder.  Bourne avoids the knee trembler and hits a high knee, then the Shooting Star press for the pin in 4:54.  Awesome little match.

WWE bullshit fact of the week.

Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are on commentary now.

Mike Knox vs. Kane.  Poor Knox gets the jobber entrance too.  They lock up.  Basic power brawl.  Kane hits the basic dropkick for 2.  Knox hits the Flying Bear for 2.  Kane hits the big boot, clothesline in the corner, and a sidewalk slam for 2.  Kane goes up top, but Knox boots him down.  Kane rallies and hits the chokeslam for the pin in 2:45.  Decent hoss match while it lasted.

Straight Edge Society video.

Raw Rebound.  WrestleMania card hype.

Non-Title: World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. Goldust.  Jericho looks confused and threatened.  Goldust does his breathing thing and kicks Jericho in the leg.  Jericho bails for a moment.  They lock up.  Jericho clamps on a side headlock.  Goldust fights back and hits the butt butt, then clotheslines Jericho out of the ring.  Insta-commercials.  Jericho avoids Goldust in the corner, then hits an enzuigiri for 2.  Jericho stays on the attack.  Goldust gets an inside cradle for 2.  Jericho tries a superplex, but Goldust fights him off and dives.  Jericho catches him with a dropkick.  Cover gets 2.  Goldust makes his comeback.  Jericho avoids a bulldog and hits one of his own.  Goldust avoids the Lionsault and hits a snap powerslam for a very close 2.  Goldust goes for the Curtain Call, but Jericho counters and locks in the Walls of Jericho for the win (6:23 shown).  Really good little match.

Another fun edition of Superstars!

WWE Superstars 2/18/10

Posted in WWE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by Grappleholic

Superstars open (no WWE open in my video this week), pyro and ballyhoo.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are our first hosts.  Tonight’s main event will see Rey Mysterio take on Mike Knox!

Evan Bourne & Primo vs. Carlito & Chavo Guerrero Jr.  Bourne and Carlito lock up.  Bourne kicks the fuck out of Carlito’s leg in response to being slapped.  Bourne with an awesome diving arm drag and another move for 2.  Carlito cuts him off and tags in Chavo.  Guerrero does some stuff with Bourne and Bourne hits him with a rana.  Awesome, quick paced action.  Chavo cuts Bourne off from making the tag and hits a backdrop suplex for 2.  Bourne hits Chavo with some kicks and makes the tag to Primo.  Primo runs wild on Chavo.  Primo goes for a springboard, but Carlito pushes him to cause him to crash and burn.  Carlito tags in to beat up his little brother.  Primo avoids the springboard elbow and hits a springboard cross body for 2.  Carlito sends Primo out of the ring.  Insta-commercials!  Primo plays face in peril.  Chavo knocks Bourne off the apron and hits the Gory Bomb.  Bourne makes it back in to make the save.  The bad guys continue to get the heat on Primo.  Primo fights back on Carlito.  Carlito avoids a leg drop, causing Primo to bust his ass.  Bourne gets the hot tag and runs wild on Chavo.  Awesome rana.  Bourne hits the double knee thing on Chavo, dropkicks Carlito off the apron, and hits a diving kick on Chavo.  Carlito saves.  Primo hits the Back Stabber on Carlito.  Bourne turns the Gory Bomb into a sunset flip for 2.  Bourne knees Chavo in the face and hits the Shooting Star press for the pin (8:51 shown).  Awesome little match.

Antonio Inoki Hall of Fame video.

Gail Kim is in action NEXT!

Gail Kim vs. Katie Lea Burchill.  Katie has new music.  It’s awful.  They lock up and trade some holds.  It’s actually pretty decent.  Gail gets a couple of quick 2 counts off of cradles.  Katie avoids one such cradle and sends Gail into the post.  Schoolgirl gets 2.  Katie works over Gail’s shoulder.  Gail makes her comeback.  Cross body off the top gets 2.  Gail hits a missile dropkick for 2.  Katie avoids Gail’s move and hits an enzuigiri to the shoulder.  Gail Kim rallies and hits her move (it’s apparently called the Eat Defeat.  Cool name.) for the pin in 4:15.  Maryse comes out to the stage and claps for Gail.  They show highlight of Gail’s shoulder getting punished, so maybe that’ll come into play at the PPV.  The match was pretty decent.

Chris Jericho hype video.

Elimination Chamber hype video.

Todd Grisham and Matt Striker take over commentary duties.

Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Mike Knox.  They lock up.  Knox backs Mysterio into the corner.  The referee forces a break.  Knox mauls Mysterio.  “Mauls” is an apt word because Knox very much resembles a bear.  Mysterio tries to fight back but gets killed with a clothesline.  Knox hits a leg drop for 2.  Mysterio hits a head scissors, then eats Knox’s boot.  Mysterio tries to springboard, but Knox bear hugs him, then transitions it into a backbreaker.  The mauling continues.  Mysterio gets a shot in and sets up the 619, but Knox bails to avoid it.  Mysterio tries the Bombs Away off the apron, but Knox powerbombs him into the post.  Insta-commercials.  Knox works over Mysterio’s back.  Knox puts Mysterio in the Torture Rack, then turns it into a big backbreaker for 2.  Knox goes to a bearhug on the mat.  Knox continues to abuse Mysterio’s back.  Mysterio kicks at Knox, low bridges him out of the ring, goes up top, and wipes him out with the Bombs Away.  Mysterio hits the springboard leg drop for 2.  Knox hits the Flying Bear (awesome name for his cross body) for 2.  Mysterio avoids a knee drop and hits the 619 and the springboard splash for the pin (9;33 shown).  Really good little match here.

Really fun edition of Superstars, with 3 matches ranging from decent to very good.

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!

WWE Friday Night Smackdown! 1/22/10 (Repost)

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WWE open, “last week on Smackdown” video, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Todd Grisham and Matt Striker are our hosts.  Tonight, Vickie Guerrero has ordered John Morrison to take on Chris Jericho & Drew McIntyre in a Handicap Match!

Batista vs. Finlay.  They lock up.  Batista overpowers Finlay.  Batista poses and gets wailed on for his trouble.  Finlay hits a diving dropkick, then a Finlay Roll for 2.  Finlay’s hair is redder than normal.  Finlay sends Batista out of the ring and follows him out.  Batista gouges Finlay’s eyes and gets DQ’d in 1:23.  Batista destroys Finlay after the match, then says he’ll do that to 29 guys at the Royal Rumble.

Tonight, Rey Mysterio calls out the Undertaker!

They show Rey Mysterio eliminating Randy Orton to win the 2006 Royal Rumble.

CM Punk and Luke Gallows come out.  Punk cuts a promo on the way to the ring, saying he and Gallows will win the Tag titles and he will win the Royal Rumble.  A girl from the crowd jumps the rail and goes after Punk.  Security drags her away as she screams that she needs Punk.  Punk has her brought into the ring.  Her name is Serena.  Punk talks for about 3 years.  Serena readily agrees to have her head shaved and accept Straight Edge.  Insta-commercial.  Punk shaves her head.  She’s almost orgasmic over it.  Creepy.

McIntyre, Jericho, and Morrison come out for the Handicap Match.  Smackdown GM Teddy Long comes out and changes the match to a tag match, with R-Truth as Morrison’s partner.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre & Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison & R-Truth.  Jericho and Morrison start, which is always good.  Tag to R-Truth.  They double hip toss Jericho, nip up, knock McIntyre off the apron, then send Jericho out of the ring too.  Morrison tags back in.  Jericho shoves R-Truth off the apron, then sends Morrison to the outside for a minute.  Morrison plays face in peril.  Jericho orders the announcers to point out that McIntyre is a champion.  The heels continue to work over Morrison.  McIntyre knocks Truth off the apron again and keeps the heat on Morrison.  Insta-commercial.  Morrison keeps on taking a beating.  He finally comes back and hits a diving cross body on Jericho for 2.  Jericho stops him from making the tag and goes for the Walls of Jericho.  Morrison avoids it.  Jericho tags in McIntyre, who again stops Morrison from tagging out.  Man, this is like the longest extended heat segment I’ve ever seen.  Morrison FINALLY makes the hot tag.  R-Truth runs wild.  Morrison takes McIntyre to the outside.  Truth schoolboys Jericho for 2.  Jericho gets a cover, but the referee is yelling at McIntyre for laying on the mat after being thrown in by Morrison.  Morrison kicks Jericho from the apron, allowing R-Truth to hit the Lie Detector on Jericho for the pin (13:52 shown).  Really good formula tag match.

Video of Rey Mysterio winning the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 22.  Mysterio calls out The Undertaker TONIGHT!

The Women’s Champion, Michelle McCool, and Layla are in the ring with a table with food in it.  McCool says she won’t be defending the title against Mickie James at the Royal Rumble because Mickie is leaving Smackdown tonight.  Dammit this angle is so motherfucking stupid and terrible.  Maria comes out.  Maria says they’re annoying.  She has a point.  At some point Maria went from stupid to threatening.  McCool says Maria is skinny.  That’s the pothead calling the kettle black.  They continue to argue.  Mickie James comes out, looking the hottest of all of them.  She’s sick of their crap.  So am I.  Mickie cuts a promo on McCool and Layla.  This segment goes on for days.  Mickie says she’ll be at the Rumble.  Mickie and Maria jump the heels.  Beth Phoenix runs out and makes the save for the heels.  Beth disposes of Maria, then they beat down Mickie, then McCool hits Mickie in the face with a pig shaped cake and pours red punch over her.  Mickie cries.  Will this angle just fucking end?  And will whoever thought of it fuck off and die?

Cryme Tyme vs. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas.  JTG goes with Knox, then Haas.  Kane comes out and throws them all out of the ring, so it’s a no-contest in less than 1 minute.  So I guess that’s Kane’s way of saying he’s going to win the Royal Rumble.

Last week, Rey Mysterio defeated Batista in a Steel Cage Match to become the #1 Contender.  Tonight, HE CALLS OUT THE UNDERTAKER OMGWTFAWESOME!!!!  </sarcasm>

Grisham and Striker hype the Royal Rumble card.

Great Khali & Matt Hardy (w/ Ranjin Singh) vs. The Hart Dynasty (w/ Natalya).  The Harts work over Hardy to start.  Natalya entices Khali with her breasts to distract him from the match.  Hardy cradles Smith for the pin 2:18.  Well that was stupid… but Natalya’s breasts are appealing.

Rey Mysterio is headed our way!

Mysterio comes out and calls out The Undertaker, who does indeed come out.  They talk back and forth.  Mysterio claims he’ll beat Undertaker at the Royal Rumble.  Undertaker replies that Mysterio is digging his own grave.  Taker says Mysterio will Rest In Peace at the Rumble.  Undertaker leaves.  Mysterio says something to him.  Batista jumps Mysterio from behind and Batista Bombs him, and runs away before the Undertaker can make it back to the ring, since he walks so slow.

This show was Impact levels of crap, but it wasn’t good either.

WWE Superstars 1/14/10 (Repost)

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WWE open, Superstars open.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary for the first match.

Primo Colon & Gail Kim vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jillian Hall.  Primo and Chavo start with basic stuff.  Chavo starts throwing punches and gets admonished by referee Charles Robinson as Jillian gets some cheap shots in.  Primo fights back, so Chavo scrambles to tag in Hall.  Gail Kim comes in and first off on Hall.  Hall crotches Gail on the top rope, then throws her down.  Jillian works Gail’s hair.  No, I didn’t mistype that.  Kim fights back.  The guys tag back in.  Primo fires away on Chavo and hits a springboard cross body for 2.  Chavo goes for the Three Amigos, but Primo counters the third.  Chavo hits a clothesline for 2, as Gail saves.  Gail chucks Jillian out of the ring.  Chavo grabs Gail.  Gail hits a half assed Codebreaker that sends Chavo into a schoolboy from Primo that gets 3 at 5:58.  Fine little match, especially the Chavo/Primo bits.

Tonight, Christian takes on William Regal!  Yes!

Carlito vs. Chris Masters (w/ Eve Torres).  Masters has new music.  Carlito spits apple in Masters’ face, so Masters kicks his ass.  Carlito bails.  Masters pursues.  Carlito sends Masters into the post, then takes him back into the ring to work him over.  Masters make a comeback and press slams Carlito.  Carlito dropkicks Masters into the turnbuckles.  Carlito charges.  Masters avoids him and locks in the Master Lock for the win at 3:14.

“Ask The Divas”.

Todd Grisham and Matt Striker take over commentary duties for the next match.

Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J vs. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas.  Holy shit, Charlie Haas still has a job?  He’s sporting a beard, but it’s nowhere near as bitchin’ as Knox’s.  Haas and J start.  Knox tags in and kills him with a cross body, knocks Yang off the apron, covers for 2, then tags Haas back in.  J continues to play face in peril.  J takes a beating, then finally makes the hot tag.  Yang cleans house.  J takes out Knox with a suicide dive.  Yang hits a moonsault to a standing Haas for the pin at 3:57.  Man, Knox and Haas should have gone over.  I like that team.  Good little 4 minute formula tag match here.

Christian vs. Regal, TONIGHT!

Raw Rebound.

Josh Matthews and Byron Saxton are on commentary for the main event, which is NEXT!

Ezekiel Jackson hype.  He’ll challenge Christian for the title at the Royal Rumble.

Non-Title: ECW Champion Christian vs. William Regal (w/ Ezekiel Jackson).  They lock up and do awesome wrestling, as is the case any time they lock up.  Regal throws a couple of European uppercuts.  Christian gets a backslide for 2.  Christian dropkicks Zeke off the apron, then schoolboys Regal for 2.  Zeke gets on the apron again and the referee ejects him.  Commercials.  Back from break, they’re still going at it hard.  Christian attempts a tornado DDT, but Regal nails him with an elbow and sends him to the outside from the top turnbuckle.  Christian hit the apron very nastily.  He makes it back in, where Regal puts the boots to him.  Regal buts a beating on Christian.  Christian fights back and hits a diving cross body for 2.  They trade blows in the middle.  Regal knees Christian in the gut and throws him to the apron.  Christian nails him from the apron and hits a missile dropkick off the top for 2.  Christian hits the Sliding D, then goes for a diving headbutt, but Regal avoids it.  Christian goes for the Killswitch, but Regal turns it into a ALMOST Regal Plex, which means I ALMOST marked out hard.  Christian avoids the knee trembler and goes for the springboard sunset flip.  Regal squashes it and holds on the to the ropes.  The referee catches him.  Christian goes for the Killswitch again, but Regal counters and locks in the Regal Stretch.  Christian escapes.  Regal goes for a Tiger Driver or something, but Christian counters and hits the Killswitch for the pin at 13:07.  Really good match.  I love when these guys hook up.

I haven’t had the chance to catch Superstars in some time, but I’m glad I caught it tonight.  Really fun show, especially the last 2 matches.