WWE SmackDown Report – February 26th
WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – February 26th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We begin tonight’s show with a look back at the Smackdown brand Elimination Chamber match for the World Title featuring Shawn Michaels coming from under the chamber to give Undertaker Sweet Chin Music to allow Chris Jericho to get the win.
We are live on tape from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and your announcers are Todd ‘My Favroite Viking’ Grisham and Matt ‘My Mommy Got me a Thesaurus for my birthday’ Striker.
Just like on Monday night, Chris Jericho comes out to address the crowd. We even get to see some of the footage from Monday night when Jericho gloated about his title win at Elimination Chamber only to be speared by Edge and told that Chris Jericho would in fact be his opponent.
Jericho reminds us that he is the World Champion. He says that after fifteen months of clawing and scraping his way, he is back where he belongs. He is in the ring with the title belt in his hands. He wants the camera man to zoomit so we can see the name plate on the belt. Chris says that Monday was supposed to be his inauguration ball and his chance for the failures in the crowd to bask in his success. It was a way to glorify his achievements and get the respect he deserves from the fans. Chris points out that it didn’t happen because of Edge. Jericho says that he did not deserve it and then he says it a few more times until . . .
Edge’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Edge gets a mic and after soaking in the chants of his name, he tells Chris that as much as he hates to do it, he has to congratulate Chris. Edge points out that Chris walked into the Elimination Chamber and then walked out as the champion. Jericho says he did it because he is the best in the world at what he does. Edge says that Jericho is the best in the world at getting speared by him. Edge points out Jericho beat Steve Austin and the Rock in one night . . . spear. He defeated Shawn Michaels in his own match . . . spear. He beat 3 WWE Hall of Famers in one match at Wrestlemania last year . . . spear spear. He beat the Undertaker twice . . . spear spear spear. He walked into the Elimination Chamber and walked out as the World Champion . . . spear spear spear spear spear spear spear spear spear spear (I might have missed five or six). Edge tells Chris that he has a feeling that those spears aren’t getting to him physically . . . Edge stops as the crowd starts to chant ‘spear’. He says that the spears are getting to him mentally. He sees doubt in the world beater’s eyes. He says that Jericho can’t look at him. He wonders if Jericho doesn’t think he can beat him.
Jericho says that he can beat Edge. Edge says that he sees doubt in his eyes. Edge says that the last thing that Jericho probably sees at night is his face. He says that when Jericho goes to get coffee in the morning, he sees Edge. He says that Chris is in his head all nightmare long. Edge says that he wants Chris at his best at Wrestlemania. He wants Jericho to stand up to his claim that he is the best in the world at what he does. If Chris has any of that doubt at Wrestlemania . . . the crowd chants ‘spear’ and Edge says that they guessed it. It will be one more spear and it is all over.
Jericho tells Edge that he will never spear him again. Jericho punches Edge with the mic and he waits for the Codebreaker but Edge holds on to the ropes and Jericho is proven to be a liar because Edge just speared him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see highlights from John Morrison’s performance in the Elimination Chamber match on Sunday.
We also see footage of David Otunga from his appearance on NXT since he accompanies R Truth to the ring. Otunga sits at ringside.
Match Number One: John Morrison versus Dolph Ziggler versus R Truth in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Ziggler leaves the ring to watch the other two men battle and then they go to the floor to surround Ziggler. Morrison with a kick and punch and then Truth throws Ziggler back into the ring. Morrison and Truth with a double back elbow and Ziggler goes to the floor. Morrison and Truth lock up and Morrison with an arm bar and Irish whip. Truth with a float over and split followed by a leg lariat but Ziggler breaks up the hold. Ziggler returns to the floor. Morrison with a drop kick for a near fall and Ziggler breaks up the cover before returning to the floor again. Morrison chases Ziggler around the ring and Ziggler runs into a clothesline from Truth. Truth then clotheslines Morrison over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler with a kick but Truth sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor and then he hits a pescado onto Ziggler in front of his rookie. Truth rolls Ziggler in and then Morrison with a knee to knock Truth off the apron. Morrison gets a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. We see Morrison on the floor and we find out why because it was R Truth who sent him into the ring post. Ziggler with a baseball slide to keep Morrison on the floor. Truth with punches and Ziggler with a sleeper. Truth reaches for the ropes but Ziggler pulls him into the center of the ring and he adds a body scissors. Morrison breaks up the hold and he punches Ziggler. Morrison with an Irish whip and Morrison tries for the springboard spin kick but Ziggler pulls him of the ropes. Ziggler with a leg lariat and gets a near fall. Ziggler sends Truth to the floor and then he waits for Morrison to get up and he hits a reverse t-bone suplex for a near fall. Morrison with an inside cradle but Truth breaks up the cover. Truth sends Morrison to the floor but Ziggler sends Truth into the turnbuckles. Ziggler follows that with a drop kick and gets a near fall. Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Truth holds on to the ropes. Ziggler with a power slam for a near fall. Ziggler waits for Truth to get up and Truth with an inside cradle and Morrison breaks up the cover. Morrison punches Ziggler as he avoids Ziggler’s punches. Morrison with a leg lariat on Ziggler but Truth gets a rollup on Morrison and then he hits a pump kick for a near fall but Ziggler breaks things up. Truth with a jawbreaker and then Truth hits a corkscrew forearm on Morrison but Ziggler breaks up the cover. Ziggler throws Truth out of the ring and Ziggler gets a near fall on Morrison. Ziggler punches Morrison and puts him on the turnbuckles. Morrison with uppercuts and punches as they fight on the turnbuckles. Truth joins in and Ziggler is knocked to the floor. Truth tries for a superplex but Morrison holds on to the ropes and hits a sunset flip power bomb on Truth and Morrison pulls Truth into the position for the split legged corkscrew moonsault and he hits it but Ziggler pulls Morrison out of the ring and gets the three count on Truth.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the Shawn Michaels/Undertaker video package.
Vickie Guerrero is walking in the back in her referee shirt as we go to commercial.
They lock up and Michelle with a side head lock and Mickie with forearms and Michelle with a shoulder tackle. Mickie with a drop kick or two but Michelle with a kick and arm bar. Michelle with an Irish whip but Mickie with kicks and a neck breaker and when she covers Michelle, Layla gets on the apron and Vickie admonishes Layla so there is no count. Mickie has some words with Vickie and Michelle tries to throw Mickie out of the ring but Mickie throws Michelle to the floor. Mickie with a baseball slide to Michelle and then she goes to the floor and hits an elbow followed by a rana. Mickie slams Michelle’s head into the ringside barrier and then Layla tries to interfere but Mickie kicks her away. Michelle pulls Mickie off the apron and returns her to the ring. Michelle slams Mickie’s head into the mat and then she covers Mickie and then Vickie doesn’t make a count.
We see Beth watching from the back as Michelle kicks Mickie in the ribs a few times. Layla taunts Mickie and then Mickie with forearms. Michelle with a knee and then she sets for the McCool Clash but Mickie counters with a rana and hits a clothesline. Mickie with forearms and Michelle hits a belly-to-belly suplex and Vickie falls to the floor when she tries to make the count. Layla checks on Vickie to make sure that she is okay. Mickie with a rollup but Vickie slaps Mickie and then Michelle with a kick to the head and gets the three count.
Winner: Michelle McCool
After the match, Michelle hugs the referee as part of her celebration.
We go to commercial.
We are back and before our next Money in the Bank Qualifying Match, Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre has something to say. Drew points out that he is undefeated and there isn’t a man in the entire WWE who has been able to beat him. He says that even Kane cannot beat him. Drew mentions his victory over Kane at the Elimination Chamber pay per view. Drew says that he will win the match tonight, go to Money in the Bank and fulfill the prophecy at Wrestlemania. He will be the Intercontinental Champion and the World Champion while remaining undefeated.
Match Number Three: Kane versus Drew McIntyre in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
The bell rings and Kane goes after Drew but Drew goes into the ropes. Drew tries for a kick but Kane blocks it and he punches Drew. Kane with punches in the corner and then he adds some kicks. Kane with a punch and elbow followed by a suplex and a near fall. Kane with a kick and punch followed by a snap mare but Drew goes to the floor to avoid the drop kick. Drew with a neck breaker using the ropes and then he punches Kane in the head. Drew with more punches and then he hits a few clotheslines in the corner followed by a running clothesline for a near fall. McIntyre with a cravate on Kane and then he turns it into a front face lock. Kane tosses McIntyre away and then he punches Drew in the midsection followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner followed by another one. Kane with a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top and Drew moves on the clothesline from the top. McIntyre with a neck breaker for a near fall. Drew sets for the double underhook DDT but Kane backs him into the corner. Drew with an elbow but Kane grabs McIntyre by the throat for a choke slam. Kane with a big boot after McIntyre gets out of the hold and he gets a near fall. Drew is a bit woozy as he back into the corner. McIntyre tries for the double underhook DDT but Kane tries for a back body drop. McIntyre turns it into a sunset flip but Kane with a kick to the head and he gets the three count.
After the match, McIntyre argues with the referee because he cannot believe that his undefeated streak is over. McIntyre takes his belt from ringside and then he attacks the announce table and yells at Matt Striker before leaving.
The Miz is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and the Miz comes to the ring and he has something to say. The Miz points out that he is one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions so he can come on any show and he can defend the tag titles with the Big Show against any team in the WWE. However, they have no match at Wrestlemania. On Monday night they defeated Mark Henry and MVP so he wants Teddy Long to find opponents for them. He doesn’t care if they are invited to Smackdown or if the match is made for Wrestlemania so he can have his Wrestlemania Moment. Time for a catchphrase.
Teddy Long comes out and he tells the Miz that he will take what the playa has under advisement. Teddy says that if the Big Show was here tonight, they could have a tag title match. Teddy suggests that the Miz have a singles match tonight unless he needs to hide behind the Big Show. The Miz says that he is not afraid of anybody in the WWE. Teddy says that since the Miz is not afraid of anybody, the Miz will face the winner of the 2010 Royal Rumble . . . Edge. Time to holla and we go to commercial.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: CM Punk winning last year’s Money in the Bank match.
Match Number Four: CM Punk with Serena and Luke Gallows versus Shelton Benjamin in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They lock up and Punk backs Benjamin into the corner and he connects with knees and forearms. Punk with kicks in the corner and the referee pulls Punk away. Benjamin with kicks and punches to Punk and Punk goes to the floor. Punk drops Benjamin on the top rope and then Punk with the springboard clothesline and then he follows that with punches to Benjamin and he gets a near fall. Benjamin backs into the corner and he Irish whips Benjamin and gets a near fall. Punk with a front face lock and Benjamin with punches to get out of the hold. Punk with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors on Benjamin and then Benjamin gets Punk on his shoulders but Punk lands on his feet and he hits Benjamin with a forearm to the back. Punk misses a short arm clothesline but Benjamin hits a German suplex. Punk with a punch to Benjamin but Benjamin punches back. Then they exchange kicks. Benjamin with a double thrust to the throat. Benjamin with a forearm off the turnbuckles. Benjamin misses a Stinger Splash and Punk with a round house kick for a two count. Punk with the running knee into the corner and then he tries for the bulldog but Benjamin pushes him off. Luke gets on the apron and Shelton turns his attention to Luke and that allows Punk to kick Benjamin. Rey Mysterio comes out and he pulls Luke off the apron. Punk sees Rey and allows Benjamin to get out of the hold and Benjamin hits Paydirt for the three count.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin
We see Rey looking at what he caused in the ring as Punk stares somewhere near Rey. Punk freaks out as we go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
We run through the matches that have already been announced for Wrestlemania 26
We have an Earlier Tonight Moment of Edge and Chris Jericho’s confrontation at the start of the show.
Match Number Five: Edge versus The Miz
They lock up to a stalemate. They lock up again and Miz tries for a punch out of the break but Edge moves out of the way and Miz goes into the ropes. They lock up and Edge with a waist lock and take down. Edge holds on to the waist lock and then he turns it into a Northern Lights Suplex for a near fall and then he tells Miz that he almost had him. Edge with a side head lock and Edge with a shoulder tackle. Edge with another side head lock but Miz with a knee and kick that sends Edge to the floor. Miz tries for a baseball slide but Edge gets back into the ring before Miz goes to the floor. Miz goes back in and Edge goes to the floor. Edge pulls Miz to the floor and then he sends Miz into the ringside barrier. Edge with a forearm and then he sends Miz back into the ring. Edge punches Miz when they return to the ring. Edge with an Irish whip and then he avoids a boot when he charges into the corner and goes to the floor and trips Miz. Edge starts to go up top and then he sees Miz get up and Edge stays on the apron and he connects with a forearm. Miz with a knee when Edge tries for a shoulder and then Miz sends Edge into the ring post and Edge goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Miz with elbows to the neck before he applies a reverse chin lock. Edge with forearms but Miz pulls Edge down by the hair and then hits a running boot to the head for a near fall. Miz chokes Edge in the ropes and then hits a running knee to the back of the head. Miz with a punches and kicks to Edge in the corner. Miz hits the running clothesline into the corner and then he goes up top. Miz comes off the turnbuckles and Edge stops him and hits a flapjack. Miz with punches but Edge with a side Russian leg sweep and both men are down.
We see Daniel Bryan in the back watching the action on a monitor.
Edge with punches to Miz followed by a boot to the head. Edge with clotheslines and then he hits the Edge-o-Matic for a near fall. Miz with a neck breaker and inverted DDT for a near fall. Miz waits for Edge to get up for the Skull Crushing Finale but Edge counters with an Impaler DDT. Edge gets ready for the spear and he hits it and gets the three count.
We go to credits with Edge pointing to the Wrestlemania sign.