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WWE Tribute To The Troops 2010

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WWE open, comments from President Barack Obama, Tribute To The Troops intro video.  Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are the announcers LIVE from Fort Hood, Texas.  Very cool set.  Justin Roberts is the ring announcer.

Battle Royal featuring John Morrison, Mark Henry, Ezekiel Jackson, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Sheamus, WWE United States Champion Daniel Bryan, Chris Masters, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov, WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, and Michael McGillicutty.  The other 10 guys surround The Nexus and kick their ass.  Nexus bails without being eliminated.  The other guys fight amongst themselves.  Masters tries to put the Master Lock on Sheamus, but fails and gets clotheslined over the top rope by the King of the Ring.  Daniel Bryan jumps on Sheamus’ back and clamps on a sleeper hold.  Sheamus breaks free.  Several near eliminations.  Rhodes and Chavo team up to eliminate Big Zeke.  Santino hits everybody with the Cobra.  Sheamus drops him with the Polish Hammer.  Henry and Sheamus start to go at it, but Nexus come back in and jump both of them.  Nexus dump Santino, then Kozlov.  Nexus eliminate Chavo.  Rhodes tries to make friends with Nexus, but is eliminated by his NXT Season 2 rookie Husky Harris.  Bryan, Sheamus, Henry, and Morrrison face off against Nexus.  Bryan back body drops Gabriel out of the ring.  Sheamus gives Bryan the brogue kick and eliminates him.  Morrison eliminates Otunga.  Sheamus jumps Morrison from behind.  Morrison hits Sheamus with the Flying Chuck.  Harris drops Morrison with a lariat.  Slater and McGillicutty try to dump Morrison, but he rallies.  He tries to springboard, but McGillicutty knocks him to the floor to eliminate him.  Henry throws Slater out of the ring.  Henry throws out McGillicutty and Harris.  Sheamus jumps Henry from behind and attacks his knee.  Henry hulks up and makes his comeback.  Henry charges the corner and eats a boot.  Sheamus goes to the top rope.  Henry press slams him to the floor and wins the Battle Royal in 10:45.  Fun times.

Lots more still to come!

Comments from Taylor Swift.  Commercials.

The Bella Twins welcome us back to the show.

Diddy Dirty Money perform.

Still to come: John Cena!  Trace Adkins!  Sherri Shepherd!  Rey Mysterio!  Cedric the Entertainer!  Randy Orton!  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Miss USA Rima Fakih does an awful job of playing guest ring announcer for the next match.

The Big Show & Kofi Kingston vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger.  Ziggler takes a shot at Show, so Show kicks his ass and throws him around.  Kofi tags in and gets a 2 count on Ziggler.  Kofi hits a monkey flip and lands some corner punches and a European uppercut.  Kofi gets sent to the apron.  He tries to springboard, but Swagger pulls him down and drops his face on the apron.  Back inside, Ziggler covers for 2.  Ziggler applies a rear chin lock.  Ziggler goes for the Fameasser, but Kofi turns it into a powerbomb.  Sweet.  Show and Swagger tag in.  Show runs wild.  Ziggler charges show and gets flapjacked.  Kofi takes Ziggler out of the ring.  Show chokeslams Swagger for the pin in 4:11.  Fine for what it was.

Still to come, a divas match!  George W. Bush!  Next, Trace Adkins!  Commercials.

Comments from Kobe Bryant.

Trace Adkins performs.

Still to come, more Diddy Dirty Money!  Plus, a big six-man tag!  Commercials!

R-Truth (w/ Eve Torres) vs. Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse).  Truth lands some hard slaps and yells “WHAT’S UP?!”  Truth does some flips and lands a side kick.  Dibiase finally manages to hot shot Truth into the top rope to get the advantage.  Dibiase lands some knee drops and clamps on a rear chin lock.  Truth escapes with a backdrop suplex and makes his comeback.  Maryse gets on the apron.  Eve pulls her down.  Dibiase goes for the Dream Street, but Truth counters out and hits the scissors kick for the pin in 2:58.  It was there.

Lots of entertainment still to come!  Commercials.

Santa’s Helpers Match: WWE Divas Champion Natalya, Kelly Kelly, & The Bella Twins vs. Michelle McCool, Layla, Melina, & Alicia Fox.  Fox works over one of the Bellas.  She hits a tilt a whirl backbreaker for 2.  Melina tags in and keeps up the heat.  Kelly and McCool tag in.  Kelly amazingly doesn’t hurt herself running wild.  Typical diva match shit.  Kelly hits her K2 thing.  Melina saves.  Clusterfuck ensues.  Kelly gives McCool a (more proper) K2 for the pin in 3:02.  It made the people happy.

Up next, more Diddy Dirty Money!

Comments from the cast of 30 Rock.  Commercials.

Earlier today, Sherri Shepherd and Hornswoggle came out and did nothing.

Comments from former President George W. Bush.  They show troops holding his book.

Diddy Dirty Money perform again.

Up next, an arm wrestling contest between a Major General and Kane!  Commercials!

Comments from Lindsey Vonn, who won an Olympic Gold Medal in something.

Major General William Grimsley and Kane have an arm wrestling match.  World Heavyweight Champion Edge comes out in a flak jacket, counters the chokeslam, and spears Kane.

Cedric the Entertainer performs some stand-up comedy.  Yay!  I’m a big mark for stand-up comedy.

Still to come, an all-star six-man tag!

In a pre-tape, Jimmy Fallon tells lame jokes.  The Miz body slams him.  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

Trace Adkins performs again.

Comments from Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey Jr.

The all-star six man tag is NEXT!

Comments from the people from the Today Show.  Commercials.

Kelly Kelly welcomes us back to the show.

John Cena, Randy Orton, & Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. WWE Champion The Miz (w/ Alex Riley), Wade Barrett, & Alberto Del Rio.  Cena beats up Miz.  Bulldog headlock gets 2.  Miz cuts him off and tags in Del Rio.  He gets his licks in and tags in Barrett.  Cena and Barrett do a double clothesline spot.  Orton tags in and beats up Barrett.  Orton hits the DDT OF MURDER and humps the mat.  Barrett counters the RKO.  Orton decks Miz and Del Rio.  Barrett drops Orton with a big boot.  Miz tags in and beats up Orton.  Orton explodes out of the corner with a clothesline.  Mysterio tags in and runs wild on Miz.  Mysterio goes for the 619, but Riley trips him and pulls him out of the ring.  Barrett tags in and rams Mysterio’s back into the side of the ring.  Commercials.  Mysterio plays face in peril.  Barrett goes for a superplex, but Mysterio fights him off and hits a diving cross body.  Cena gets the hot tag and runs wild on Del Rio.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Miz interferes.  Orton dives him an Angle Slam and humps the mat.  Riley pulls Miz to safety.  Orton hits the 3.0 on Barrett.  Mysterio hits a 619 on Del Rio and Barrett.  Orton RKOs Barrett as Cena gives Del Rio the Attitude Adjustment for the pin in 10:20.  Fun little match.

Closing video package.

These shows are always fun and entertaining.  The matches are very basic and the babyfaces go over.  It makes the troops happy, and that’s what matters.

WWE Tuesday Night Smackdown! 12/21/10

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WWE open, hype video, Smackdown open, pyro and ballyhoo.  Josh Matthews, Michael Cole, and Matt Striker are the announcers LIVE from San Antonio.  Tonight, John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero!  Also, the NEW World Heavyweight Champion Edge appears!  Tony Chimel is the ring announcer.

Non-Title: Randy Orton vs. WWE Champion The Miz (w/ Alex Riley).  They show Jerry Lawler getting the pin on Miz after Orton delivered the RKO last night on Raw.  They lock.  Orton powers Miz into the corner.  The referee breaks them up.  Miz gets in a cheap shot, which just pisses Orton off.  Miz bails.  Orton chases him back into the ring and does a Steve Austin style Lou Thesz press with punches.  Miz bails again.  Orton throws him into the barricade and drops him with a punch, then threatens Riley into stepping back.  Orton continues beating up Miz back inside.  Miz pulls Orton’s head across the top rope and hits a basement big boot for 2.  Orton fires back with punches, but gets caught with a knee lift.  Miz hits a suplex for 2.  They trade punches.  Orton hits the 3.0 and makes his comeback.  Orton hits the powerslam.  Miz rolls to the apron like an idiot.  Orton goes for the DDT OF MURDER, but Miz counters him and sends him to the apron.  Riley knocks Orton off the apron behind the referee’s back.  Miz whips Orton into the steps.  Commercials.  Orton fights out of a rear chin lock and goes for a sleeper.  Miz counters into one of his own.  Orton hits a backdrop suplex.  Miz lands a big boot for 2, then stomps on Orton and argues with the referee for no apparent reason.  Miz goes up top.  Orton crotches him and hits a superplex.  Cover gets 2.  Orton is selling that he hurt his collarbone.  Orton beats down Miz in the corner.  Orton hits the Angle Slam for 2.  Miz hits the backbreaker/neckbreaker for 2.  Orton lands a high dropkick for 2.  Orton goes for a powerbomb.  Riley gets on the apron to distract him.  Miz back body drops Orton to escape his predicament.  Miz hits the corner clothesline and a DDT for 2.  They counter each others’ finishes.  Miz gets a backslide for 2.  Orton hits the DDT OF MURDER and humps the mat.  Riley gets on the apron.  Orton decks him and hits Miz with the RKO.  Riley breaks the cover to cause the DQ in 13:51.  Good match.  Orton clotheslines Riley out of the ring.  Orton goes for the PUNT OF DEATH on Miz, but Riley comes back in.  Orton drops him with the RKO, but it gives The Miz time to bail.

They show John Cena burying Wade Barrett under chairs at TLC.  Tonight, Cena takes on Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero in a Handicap Match!

The Big Santa and Rosa Mendez are backstage handing out gifts.  Hornswoggle is an elf.  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night.

The Big Santa, Rosa Mendez, and Hornswoggle the elf come out and throw some free merchandise to the crowd.  Show breaks a chair, then reads a WWE Christmas story about TLC.  They start to leave.  Cody Rhodes appears and decks Hornswoggle, knocks over the Christmas tree, and bails.  Big Santa is pissed.

Tonight, Edge!  Commercials.

Tribute To The Troops hype.

San Antonio!

Raw Rebound.

Cena vs. Ziggler & Vickie tonight!

Todd Grisham interviews Beth Phoenix, who took a nasty spill at the PPV.  WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov interrupt.  Santino wishes his former paramour well.  Kozlov holds a mistletoe over them.  Beth says Santino is seeing Tamina on Raw.  Santino says “What happens on Smackdown stays on Smackdown.”  Beth kisses Kozlov instead.  Santino and Kozlov argue.  Cute.  Commercials.

WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov) vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.  Jobber entrance for poor Chavo.  Santino hits a judo throw.  Chavo beats on him,  Santino back body drops Chavo to the floor, then throws him back inside.  Chavo cuts Santino off getting back in the ring and beats on him.  Chavo hits a backdrop suplex for 2.  Santino hulks up and makes his comeback.  Chavo gets his knees up for the jumping headbutt.  Chavo goes for the Three Amigos, but Santino counters the third and hits a Stunner.  Santino hits the Cobra and schoolboys Chavo for the pin in 2:53.  Fun little match.

Edge is NEXT!  Commercials.

The NEW World Heavyweight Champion Edge comes out to talk.  He says the stupid storyline he went through was worth it because he has the belt.  He starts to talk about his accomplishments, but Kane comes out and tells him to shut up.  They banter.  Edge offers to give Kane his rematch RIGHT NOW!  Kane pussies out.

Tonight, Alberto Del Rio & Jack Swagger vs. Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston!  They replay Cena’s burial of Wade Barrett again.  He’ll face Ziggler & Vickie tonight!  Commercials!

Ezekiel Jackson hype video.

Drew McIntyre vs. Kaval.  Drew is sporting a tiny goatee that makes him look just like Orlando Bloom in Pirates of the Caribbean.  McIntyre jumps Kaval before the bell and stomps the shit out of him.  Kaval is still ready to wrestle.  McIntyre immediately boots him in the head and hits the Future Shock for the pin in 25 seconds.  Damn, Kaval just got jobbed the fuck out.

More Tribute To The Troops hype.

Tony Chimel introduces Ricardo Rodriguez to introduce Alberto Del Rio, who is in action NEXT!  Commercials!

Alberto Del Rio & Jack Swagger vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston.  Swagger knocks Kofi out of the ring.  Del Rio jumps Mysterio and tries to rip his mask off.  Swagger and Del Rio take turns beating up Mysterio.  Kofi tags in and hits a Stinger Splash on Del Rio for 2.  Mysterio tags in and hits Del Rio with a springboard seated senton for 2.  Kofi comes back in with a missile dropkick for 2, as Swagger makes the save.  Del Rio charges Kofi and sails through the ropes.  Mysterio low bridges Swagger out of the ring.  Mysterio and Kofi hit stereo dives to the outside on their opponents.  Commercials!  Del Rio has Mysterio in a rear chin lock.  The heels took over the match via nefarious means during the break.  Del Rio hits a basement kick on Mysterio for 2.  Swagger tags in and keeps the heat going.  Mysterio rallies and makes the hot tag.  Kofi runs wild on Swagger, but gets caught with boots when he charges Swagger in the corner.  Swagger drops him with a big boot for 2.  The heels cut Kofi off and work him over.  Mysterio and Del Rio gets tags.  Mysterio hits a flippy DDT for 2.  Mysterio connects with a Buzzsaw kick for 2.  Del Rio catches Mysterio with a tilt a whirl backbreaker for 2.  Mysterio goes for the 619, but Swagger blind tags in and cuts him off with a lariat for 2.  Swagger goes for the Doctor Bomb, but Mysterio counters him.  Mysterio gets Del Rio and Swagger both in position and goes for the 619.  Del Rio escapes, but Swagger eats it.  Kofi takes Del Rio out and hits Swagger with the Trouble In Paradise.  Mysterio hits the springboard splash on Swagger for the pin in 13:40.  Very good match.

Another replay of Cena burying Wade Barrett.  Cena vs. Ziggler & Vickie TONIGHT!  Commercials.

WWE bullshit fact of the night

Remember the Alamo!

Drew McIntyre hits on Kelly Kelly backstage.

Vickie Guerrero is warming up backstage.  WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler tries to talk her out of participating in this match.  He fails, then helps her stretch.  Stupid.  It’s next.  Commercials.

Next week, Edge &  Rey Mysterio vs. Kane & Alberto Del Rio!

Handicap Match: WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero vs. John Cena.  Vickie wants to start.  That’s just silly.  Cena is amused.  Cena takes Ziggler over with a side headlock.  Ziggler turns it into a cradle for 2.  I love that spot.  Cena does a drop down, leapfrog, shoulder block, then grabs a rear chin lock.  Vickie yells at Cena, distracting him and letting Ziggler get the advantage.  Vickie tags herself in when Cena is beaten down and stands on his head.  Ouch.  Cena lifts her up.  Ziggler tags himself back in and beats him down.  Cover gets 2.  Ziggler hits elbow drops for 2.  Cena hits a bulldog headlock for 2.  Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Ziggler counters into a DDT for 2.  Ziggler chokes Cena in the ropes.  Vickie kicks him.  Ziggler hits a neckbreaker for 2.  Ziggler knocks Cena off the apron to the floor.  Cena is phenomenal at selling a beating.  Ziggler rams his head into the announce table.  He tries to do it on the steps, but Cena blocks in and rams Ziggler’s head into the steps.  Back inside, Ziggler catches Cena with a nice dropkick for 2.  Cena hits a suplex.  They trade punches.  Ziggler ducks Cena’s shoulder block and Cena sails out of the ring.  Vickie kicks at Cena behind the referee’s back.  Cena gives Ziggler a gutwrench suplex.  Ziggler avoids Cena in the corner and clamps on a rear chin lock.  Ziggler hits a jawbreaker for 2.  Vickie tags herself in and taunts Cena.  She tries a big splash, but Cena moves out of the way.  Ziggler tags back in.  Cena makes his comeback and goes for the Attitude Adjustment.  Ziggler counters in midair and hits the Fameasser for 2.  Cena avoids the Zig Zag and locks in the STF.  Vickie breaks it and screams at Cena.  Cena kisses her.  Gross.  Cena gives Ziggler the Attitude Adjustment for the pin in 13:29.  Really good match.  Cena and Ziggler work very well together.  Vickie screams at Cena and slaps him.  Cena goes to give her the Attitude Adjustment.  CM Punk appears out of nowhere and attacks Cena with a chair!  Punk is even in wrestling gear.  I thought his injury was going to keep him out for several more months.  I’m excited for a Cena/Punk program.

Really fun show with some good wrestling.  3 good nights in a row from WWE!

Note on Tribute To The Troops

Posted in Blog News with tags on December 20, 2010 by Grappleholic

Just a quick note.  Being the completist/glutton for punishment that I am, I’m going to wait and watch/review the 2 hour version airing on USA this Wednesday instead of the the 1 hour version that aired of NBC Saturday night.