Welcome to Smackdown! Join us for the fallout from last Sunday’s No Mercy. Who was defeated and who is seeking revenge? Will Big Show still be in charge or will General Manager Vickie Guerrero return?
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We open with a recap of The Undertaker vs. Big Show match at No Mercy. It appeared to be a brawl with referee Charles Robinson doing a little dance to get out of Takerâ€™s way. The match ended with a right hand from Show and Undertaker did not look happy.
Our ringside announcers are Jim Ross and Tazz and they inform us tonight it will be Big Show vs. â€œThe Gameâ€ Triple H for the WWE Championship. GM Vickie Guerrero, again in her wheelchair, is in the ring with Chavo Guerrero. Vickie complains about what Taker has done to her how he got his when he faced Show. Show replays parts of the match again and tells HHH that he is going to scramble his brains and take the title. Vladimir Kozlov, who JR calls The Moscow Mauler, comes looking for Big Show and in Russian no less. Kozlov switches to English and says he will challenge the winner of tonightâ€™s Championship match. We go to commercial break.
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Brie Bella vs. Natalya with Victoria
Bella goes on the attack before the bell rings but the ref signals for the bell. Natalya is having a problem keeping Brie out of the air but she uses her strength to keep from being pinned. Bella goes for a backslide maneuver and gets a one. Natalya drops her with a clothesline before slapping her down to the canvas. Bella delivers a roll up and gets a two. Brie crawls under the ring but Victoria grabs her by the leg and then comes out from under the ring in a hurry chased by Hornswoggle. Bella comes out theh other side of the ring but then is on the opposite side. Natalya is confused, Brie goes for the crucifix and gets the win.
Winner: Brie Bella with a crucifix, match time 3 minutes
We see a video of John Cena who is recuperating from neck surgery with commentary by Batista who faced Cena when he was injured. We go to commercial break.
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Funaki and R-Truth are backstage with Truth telling Funaki he is the number one announcer and Funaki sings â€œWhatâ€™s Upâ€ and tells Truth his full name is Kung Fu Naki which causes Truth to break into song. Trips and Jeff Hardy are in the locker room with HHH voting for the matches at Cyber Sunday. Hardy tells The Game he is going to challenge the winner tonight. R-Truth is singing his way through the audience and we go to commercial break.
R-Truth vs. â€œThe Gold Standardâ€ Shelton Benjamin, United States Champion
Truthâ€™s singing entrance through the live audience seems to be getting attention from the fans. Benjamin goes after Truth with fists flying as JR informs us that Benjamin isnâ€™t wrestling. Shelton throws Truth outside to the floor and into the guardrail him with the ref beginning the count out. Truth comes back into the ring and he opts for fists. Benjamin comes back and goes for a cover, getting a two. Shelton now shows us his mat wrestling talent but Truth counters with a backdrop and goes for a cover and he gets a two. Truth throws several fists and a clothesline but gets caught with a boot. Truth comes off the ropes with a flying clothesline, goes for the cover and gets a two. Truth rolls Shelton over, gets his shoulders on the mat and gets the three and the win.
Winner: R-Truth via pinfall, match time 5 minutes.
This was a good match for the time allotted. Benjamin is a great wrestler but Truth has a different style and the work well against each other. We go to commercial break.
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JR and Tazz discuss Cyber Sunday and the choice of matches available for the fans.
Jeff Hardy vs. Montel Vontavious Porter
Hurricane Helms appears in a corner of the screen as MVP is introduced. Porter goes for a quick roll up but Hardy kicks out. MVP tries for an inside cradle and gets a one, then another roll up for another one. Montel continues to go for quick pins but Jeff delivers fists and a face plant before starting to climb but Porter rolls out of the ring and we go to commercial break.
Back to the action, Hardy delivers a kick but MVP comes back with one of his own and covers, getting a two. Porter comes off the ropes with a knee drop and again gets a two. Montel switches to mat wrestling and keeps Jeff in the middle of the ring. Hardy is back to his feet but gets slammed to the canvas and again MVP gets a two. Porter delivers head butts to Hardyâ€™s chest, getting another two. Montel continues to work on Jeffâ€™s lower back and the fans again are behind Hardy. MVP delivers a face buster and gets another two. Jeff is back to his feet only to be slammed into the ring post but Hardy comes back with whisper in the wind and he gets a two. Jeff delivers a dropkick and his double boot drop twice before climbing to deliver the Swanton bomb. Hardy goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy with a Swanton bomb, match time 8 minutes.
In my opinion this has been the best match of the night. Hardy did a great sell of the bad back and MVP does what he does best which is as intense as he can get in an 8 minute match. After the match, Kozlov appears to take out Jeff with a head butt and we go to commercial break.
Our special guest ring announcer is introduced. This has to be better than seeing her attempt to wrestle.
Eight Man Tag Team Match: Jesse, Festus, Primo and Carlito, WWE Tag Team Champions vs. Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder, Kenny Dykstra and Ryan Braddock.
I was wrong about Maria. She is not a good announcer. The bell rings and Festus chases everyone out of the ring but Carlito ends up facing Ryder who tags in Hawkins. Hawkins delivers a couple of blows and tags in Braddock. Braddock goes for a cover but Carlito kicks out and Dykstra gets the tag. Kenny goes for a cover but Carlito again kicks out.
Dykstra applies a chin lock, Carlito breaks free, Primo gets knocked off and Festus gets the tag. Festus delivers a boot and covers but only gets a two before Ryan breaks it up. Primo and Jess deliver suicide dives, Carlito goes outside and Festus covers Dykstra to get the pin and the win.
Winners: Festus, Jesse, Primo and Carlito, match time 5 minutes.
I donâ€™t consider this a great match because not everyone got a chance in the ring. Jesse and Primo were reduced to suicide dives to allow Festus to get the win and either or both of them would have been entertaining in the ring. We go to commercial break.
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We see another video following John Cenaâ€™s recovery. The Great Khali is in the ring with Ranjin Singh. Singh informs the audience that Johnny Knoxville interviewed Khali last week on Jackass World and Knoxville wanted to know about the size of Khaliâ€™s tallywhacker. Ranjin calls Johnny a real jackass and we see the interview and then we see Khali kissing Lillian Garcia last week on what Singh calls The Kiss Cam. It appears that Kahli wants Knoxville in a entertain-off and again we will see the Kiss Cam. I can hardly wait.
The Great Khali vs. Three Unintroduced Jobbers
Khali won in less than one minute and then we have a member of the audience chosen by The Kiss Cam. Jennifer Swanson from Spokane, Washington enters the ring and with something that sounds hauntingly similar to The Big Valbowskiâ€™s theme, the audience and Ranjin goad Khali into kissing the fan. The kiss may have been longer than the actual match and Khali seems to be taking a turn to face. We go to commercial break.
Raw Rebound: Chris Jericho is attacked by Batista on Monday night, there is a match with Jericho as the ref and the melee that follows causes a new match to be put together for Cyber Sunday. Randy Orton, â€œStone Coldâ€ Steve Austin and â€œHeartbreak Kidâ€ Shawn Michaels are choices for the special referee as Jericho faces Batista. Next week Jeff Hardy will face Vladimir Kozlov and we go to commercial break.
WWE Championship Match: â€The Gameâ€ Triple H vs. Big Show
HHH does what we thought he would do, throwing fists to keep Show at bay but Show sends him over the top rope and then goes after him. Trips sends Show into the ring post and Show makes it back into the ring but The Game gets head butted and goes back to the floor. Back in the ring, Triple H is dropped with a sidewalk slam and after one full minute of match, we go to commercial break.
Back to the ring, Show has HHH on the mat and we see that during the break The Game was sent to the canvas with a high body slam. Show delivers a leg drop but only gets a two causing Show to disagree with the refâ€™s count. Trips gets out of the way and Show hits the ring post and delivers a boot before applying a sleeper hold. Show throws The Game over his head but misses an elbow drop when HHH gets out of the way. Trips delivers a face buster as he comes off the ropes but he canâ€™t lock in the pedigree. Show goes for a back body drop and has his fist read but HHH ducks it only to be caught in a choke slam but the lights go out and when they come back on, Undertaker is in the ring. Show bails out, the lights go off and Taker is behind Show on the entrance ramp. The lights go off again and they are around the outside area. Kozlov races to the ring but The Game is back on his feet and Jeff Hardy comes to the aid of the champion. Vladimir ends up on the floor. Hardy turns around and delivers a twist of fate to HHH and thatâ€™s the end of the show.
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