WWE Smackdown for July 7th, 2005. Taped from Sacramento, California
Report by Brad Jennette, EXCLUSIVELY for www.insidepulse.com
JBL is here. He compares his screwjob last week to Bret Hart in Montreal. JBL says Batista looks like Tarzan and he will cry like Jane. JBL says that at HIS pay per view, he will defeat Batista…. DING DING DING DING! JBL’s music hits? The longhorn limo comes out, the door opens…. and out comes THE BLUE WORLD ORDER! ECW chants and bWo chants breakout as BlueWheat (Richards), John Blue Lamefield (Meanie), and Bashme (Nova). Richards and JBL run each other down some and we get a JBL-Blue Meanie match yet for tonight!
#1 Contender’s match for the US Title: Chris Benoit v. Booker T.
They lockup and break clean in the corner. Benoit gets a hiptoss and we have a standoff. They lockup again and Benoit gets a nasty dragon whip leg sweep and looks for the Sharpshooter. Booker avoids it, but Benoit starts laying the wood with chops. Booker comes back with a hotshot on the top rope. Booker T lands a high running knee, and follows it with a straight kick for a long 2 count. Booker goes to an armbar, but Benoit fights out. Booker sends him back with with several Muay Thai knees. Booker goes for the scissors kick, but Benoit avoids it and hits the rolling germans with the third suplex being the release variety. Benoit climbs the top rope for the flying headbutt, but Booker crotches him and then hits a SUPERPLEX! Both men are down. Booker covers and gets a 2 count. Benoit avoids a heelkick, but Booker takes Benoit down with a nice rolling armbar. Booker tries a suplex, but Benoit slides out and locks on the crossface and Booker taps out rather quickly.
Winner by tapout – Chris Benoit
Backstage, Orlando Jordan is watching the events unfold in the ring from a video monitor.
They show a video recap of the continued Eddy-Rey fued. Rudo heroin baby!
Backstage, Rey walks into Eddy’s office and asks him to reconsider. Reconsider what Eddy says. Rey tells Eddy to please not go there. Eddy says it isn’t about what Rey wants…. its about what Eddy wants. Eddy says tonight he has a chance to win the tag team titles and that Rey is going to be his partner. Eddy says forget about it, he will go ahead and tell everybody the truth about them. Rey has a quick change of heart and begs Eddy not to tell. Eddy says he thought Rey would see it his way.
Elsewhere, Muhammed Hassan is in Teddy Long’s office. He says it is his destiny to liberate the World Heavyweight title. Hassan says he was never officially pinned or submitted in the six man match last week. Hassan demands to be the #1 contender. Teddy agrees with him and makes a #1 contender match between The Undertaker and Muhammed Hassan at Great American Bash. Daivari objects so Teddy makes a match between Daivari and the Undertaker for TONIGHT! Holla!
ECW Rules Match (No DQ) – JBL v. The Blue Meanie
The Blue World Order come out and do their full entrance. Meanie rolls into the ring and JBL immediately big boots him in the face. JBL dumps Meanie to the outside and beats the shit out of him. JBL continues the assault when all of a sudden Richards comes out nowhere and pastes JBL with a stiff chairshot drawin blood hardway. Meanie covers but only gets 2! Orlando Jordan comes out and brawls with Richards and that allows JBL to hit the clothesline from hell on Meanie. JBL goes to cover, but Batista comes out of nowhere and destroys JBL with a spinebuster. Batista lays Meanie on top of JBL and he gets the 1-2-3!
Winner by pinfall – The Blue Meanie
WWE Tag Team Titles match: MNM (c) v. Eddy Guererro & Rey Mysterio
Eddy dominates Mercury early, showing some surprising aggression. Eddy demands Rey tag in and Rey reluctantly does. Rey rolls through a sunset flip and gets a dropkick to the face for 2. Eddy tags back in and he sends Mercury down with a lariat. Eddy hits the triple verticals on Mercury, then dumps Nitro over the top rope. Eddy climbs to the top rope and nails Mercury with the Frog Splash! 1…2… Eddy pulls Mercury up from what would have been a surefire 3 count. Rey tags in and goes for the 6-1-9, but Eddy breaks it up! Eddy leaves the apron and goes and sits near the announcer table as Rey is left in a 2 vs 1 situation. Rey gets beatdown for a solid 5 minutes until he makes the super babyface comeback! Rey hits the 6-1-9 on Nitro and then drops the dime with the springboard legdrop. Rey covers….1 ….2… Eddy breaks it up and beats his partner down! Eddy lays down on the corner ropes a la HBK in DX. MNM hits the Snapshot for the academic pin.
Winners and STILL Tag Team Champions – MNM
Postmatch, Eddy gets on the mic and goads Rey to punch him. He warns Rey that if he punches him, Eddy will tell the world their secret. Rey tries to leave, but Eddy tells him he can’t leave unless Eddy says so. Eddy has Rey open the ring ropes for Eddy so Eddy can exit the ring.
Raw Rebound: HBK turned on Hulk Hogan after their victory over Kurt Angle and Carlito.
Backstage, Christian goes over his list of superstars he has faced. He mentions he is the only man in WWE history to main event Raw and Smackdown in the same week. Why? Cause he’s Captain Charisma BITCH!
Matt Morgan comes out to the ring to face William Regal when the MEXICOOLS come out and beatdown Matt Morgan so bad, he got fired. Tornado DDT by The Juice. Psicosis doesn’t have dreads this week, he has green spiked hair. When the juice says so the juice makes so! Your ass is grass and they are the lawn mowers! We’re not mexicans … we’re mexicools! I f*cking LOVE this gimmick.
Daivari v. The Undertaker
Hassan called this a sacrifice for a greater good. There is a message scrolling across the bottom of the screen warning us about graphic content about to occur due to events that have recently happened in London. Whatever. Hassan continues to assure Daivari on the outside that it’s going to be ok. Daivari refuses to go into the ring, so Hassan grabs him and tosses him in. Taker grabs Daivari by the throat and quickly chokeslams him down. Hassan simply watches with a slight smirk on his face. Taker grabs Daivari and tombstones him for the 1-2-3!
Winner – The Undertaker
Hassan drops to his knees and does his arms extended pose. All of a sudden, five men in black sweaters, khaki pants, and black ski masks come out and jump Taker! One of the men has a lead pipe and he cracks Taker in the skull with it. Another man pulls out a cord and chokes Taker out with it. Hassan gets in the ring and locks on the camel clutch on a lifeless Taker. The five terrorists pick up Daivari and carry him to the back like he was Jesus Christ himself. I actually kinda dug that.
Batista v. Christian
I do believe that this is non-title. Batista quickly tosses Christian on his ass. Christian gets in some punches, but Batista comes back with a shoulderblock takedown. Batista goozles the throat and hits a press slam. Batista dumps Christian to the outside and plays to the crowd as we take a commercial break.
We come back with Christian hanging Batista neck first on the top rope. Christian climbs to the top rope, but Batista catches him with a punch to the gut on the way down. Batista whips Christian into the ropes, but Christian bails out. Batista slams Christian’s head off the apron, but Christian comes back and posts Batista. Christian drop toeholds Batista into the ring steps. Batista slowly climbs back into the ring, and Batista DDTs him as he is climbing back in for a 2 count. Christian works in some rest holds and then nails a pretty sweet missle dropkick from the top rope for another close 2 count. Christian locks on a rear naked choke. Batista fights out, but Christian thumbs him in the eyes. Christian goes for the Unprettier, but Batista counters to an electric chairdrop. Both men are down. Batista drives Christian into the corner and unleashes shoulder charges. Batista catches Christian and nails a nice front powerslam. Batista hits a running powerslam and does the Ultimate Warrior ringropes taunt. Batista hits the spinebuster and then the DEMONBOMB for the 1-2-3 clean pin.
Winner – Batista
JBL and Orlando Jordan immediately jump Batista after the match, but Batista fights them off and nails Orlando with the spinebuster and DEMONBOMB. JBL bails and Batista stands tall as we fade to black.
End of Show.