WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – March 5th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We take a look back at Chris Jericho’s comments about going to Wrestlemania and Edge’s announcement that he would face Chris at Wrestlemania and his speary promo.
We are live on tape from Wichita, Kansas and your announcers are Todd ‘Shocker’ Grisham and Matt ‘He sounds a lot like Mike and Mike’ Striker.
Edge comes to the ring to address the fans. We see highlights from Edge’s match with The Miz from last week before Edge talks.
Edge says that Wrestlemania is 23 days away and he is a bit concerned. He is concerned about his opponent at Wrestlemania, Chris Jericho. Week after week they have been face to face and Chris has told him the same thing every week. He told him that he is a dangerous man, the best in the world, and that he will hurt him at Wrestlemania. Edge says that the same thing keeps happening to Jericho . . .he gets speared. Edge says that the same thing is going to keep happening until Wrestlemania. At Wrestlemania, Jericho will be speared speared speared speared speared speared speared speared speared speared.
The spearing stops when Big Show’s music plays and Edge’s opponent later tonight comes to the ring. Edge welcomes Big Show to the ring and calls it a depressing surprise. Edge wonders why Show is on Smackdown but then Edge remembers what he did to Show’s little buddy on last week’s Smackdown. Miz ran his mouth and then he ended up getting SPEARED. Edge remembers that they have a match tonight and he tells Show that he is going to get speared tonight.
Show says that Edge is not the only reason why he is on Smackdown tonight. He will find out who they will face at Wrestlemania when they defend their Unified Tag Titles. Show tells Edge that he got lucky last week when he beat the Miz. The luck ends tonight when Edge faces the largest and most dominant athlete in the WWE.
Show starts to talk about what he is going to do when he gets his hands on Edge and Edge wonders if Show is going to eat him. Show says that he eats pieces of crap like Edge for breakfast. Show vows to knock out Edge tonight.
Edge points out that Show said he eats pieces of crap and then backs away from Show. Edge says that Show’s promises don’t mean anything. Edge promises to win the title at Wrestlemania and then he promises to spear Show tonight. Edge fakes the spear set up and Show backs away. Edge wonders if Show thought he was going to be speared. Edge starts to have a spear spasm and then Show charges at Edge but Edge ducks down and Show goes over the top rope to the floor. Edge stands alone in the ring as we go to commercial.
Teddy Long is in his office reading a WWE publication and Drew McIntyre enters. Drew says that a lot of people are under the impression that he lost his match against Kane last week. He would like Teddy to set the record straight. Teddy says that by order of the Chairman, Drew’s alleged loss has been expunged so Drew is still considered undefeated. Teddy tells Drew that Kane is in the Money in the Bank match so Drew gets another chance to qualify. Drew will face Matt Hardy and that match is next.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see highlights from last week’s win by Kane (but non-loss for Drew McIntyre). We also see highlights from Hardy and Gabriel’s victory on NXT.
Match Number One: Drew McIntyre versus Matt Hardy with Justin Gabriel in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They lock up and McIntyre with a clean break and then McIntyre points to the Wrestlemania sign. They lock up and Hardy with a side head lock and McIntyre with a kick and punch followed by a back elbow for a near fall. Drew with a reverse chin lock and Hardy with forearms. Hardy with a hip toss or two and a rollup for a near fall. McIntyre with a kick and head butt but Hardy with a kick and clothesline over the top rope to the floor. They fight on the floor and Hardy slams McIntyre’s head into the apron and then McIntyre hot shots Hardy onto the ringside barrier and McIntyre wants the ref to start his count. McIntyre kicks Hardy as he returns to the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and McIntyre with a reverse chin lock and arm bar. Hardy punches McIntyre and then he tries for a Side Effect but McIntyre blocks it. Drew with a neck breaker over Drew’s knee and he gets a near fall. Drew continues the attack with forearms across the chest and a near fall. McIntyre with a kick to the head. Hardy punches Drew but Drew with a kick and he tries for a slam but Hardy escapes and applies a side head lock. McIntyre with a Northern Lights suplex and bridge for a near fall. McIntyre punches Hardy as he mounts him and the referee warns Drew. McIntyre with a seated abdominal stretch but Hardy with punches to escape. Hardy with a knee to a charging McIntyre and Hardy goes up top but Drew stops him and Drew tries for a superplex but Hardy with a head butt and Drew falls to the mat. Hardy goes for the screaming elbow and he hits it. Hardy waves his arms in the air and he tries for the Twist of Fate but McIntyre blocks it. Drew tries for the double underhook DDT but Hardy blocks it and hits a back body drop to counter. Hardy with a kick but Drew with a jackknife cover but Hardy counters with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Matt Hardy
After the match, Hardy celebrates with his rookie while Drew is despondent that he lost again for the first time and he stares at the Wrestlemania sign. Drew destroys the announce table and then he yells at Matt Striker and says that he will be at Wrestlemania. Drew continues to attack inanimate objects by kicking the ring steps before going to the back.
We go to commercial.
We go to the locker room and Slam Master J is watching John Morrison’s DVD and he shows John his abs and then he leaves as R Truth enters. Truth is with David Otunga and he introduces David to John. He talks about what happened on Tuesday and they are cool now. David says that they are cool now. Truth turns his attention to their match tonight because Ziggles jacked their spot at Wrestlemania last week. Truth says that they weren’t in sync that night. Morrison says that everyone is pointing at the Wrestlemania sign, but they have one more chance to have a reason to point at the sign and they will have to beat two teams that have a history of working together. Truth and Morrison suggest a few team names.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Shelton Benjamin’s victory over CM Punk thanks to interference by Rey Mysterio.
Match Number Two: Shelton Benjamin versus Dolph Ziggler in a Battle of Money in the Bank Participants
They lock up and Benjamin with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Benjamin blocks a kick and he punches Ziggler. Ziggler with a float over and he applies a sleeper but Benjamin with a jawbreaker. Benjamin misses a splash into the corner when Ziggler moves and Ziggler gets a rollup. Ziggler with kicks to the head as the referee pulls him away. Ziggler with a drop kick to Benjamin and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Benjamin with an elbow but Ziggler with a knee and neck breaker. Ziggler gets a near fall and then hits a double sledge to the back. Ziggler with an Irish whip and he tries for a monkey flip but Benjamin lands on his feet. Benjamin with a neck breaker and both men are down. Ziggler and Benjamin exchange punches but Benjamin with the advantage. Benjamin with running forearms to Ziggler but Benjamin with a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. Ziggler sends Benjamin into the turnbuckles and Ziggler tries for the sleeper again. Benjamin tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet. Benjamin with a catapult into the turnbuckles and then he hits Paydirt and gets the three count.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Jimmy Wang Yang versus Ezekiel Jackson
They lock up and Jackson sends Yang to the mat. Yang goes for the leg but Jackson picks him up. Yang with a drop kick but he runs into a shoulder and goes hard to the mat. Jackson throws Yang into the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm. Jackson with forearms to Yang and then he sets for a running clothesline into the corner but Yang with a kick and then Yang hits the running spin kick into the corner. Yang comes off the turnbuckles and Jackson catches him and hits the uranage for the three count.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson
We go to the back where we see a young girl and it appears to be Rey’s daughter who is playing with a doll. Rey brings one of his action figures. Tiffany enters the dressing room and Rey welcomes her and introduces her to his daughter. Rey thanks Tiffany for watching his daughter during his match. Rey tells her that she can watch him on the monitor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Straight Edge Society comes out and CM Punk has something to say. Punk says that Rey’s popularity stems from one thing and that is parent’s inability to be proper role models for their children. The children love Rey Mysterio, fill the arena and buy his merchandise. They watch every week to see their hero. Punk tells the children that they do it to fill the hole left by their neglectful parents. Punk says that Rey is not a superhero. He is the further from that. Punk says that if the rumors are true, Rey is a neglectful parent just like everyone else. Punk says that everyone cheered Rey and his act of cowardice because they are all cowards like Rey Mysterio. Punk says that we are talking about a man who refuses to face him man to man. He will not face him adult-to-adult. Punk says that Rey has stripped him of the right to be a three time straight edge Money in the Bank winner. Punk says that Rey put his hands on Rey and Luke has been feeling the guilt all week. Punk says that it is not his fault and he forgives Luke. Punk says that he does not forgive Rey and he wants Luke to make Rey pay for his actions. Punk tells Luke that he is not just fighting for himself or Punk, he is fighting for an entire society.
Match Number Four: Luke Gallows with CM Punk and Serena versus Rey Mysterio
Gallows with a knee and forearm to Rey and then he punches Rey in the corner. Rey with a drop kick to the knee but Gallows with a belly-to-back suplex and then he kicks Rey. Rey with a head scissors but he runs into a flying shoulder. We see Darren Young watching in the back as Gallows chokes Rey in the corner. Gallows with an uppercut to Rey and Punk applauds Luke’s performance so far. Gallows with a knee to the midsection followed by a knee to the head. Gallows punches Rey in the head but Rey with a kick. Luke charges at Rey and Rey ducks down. Luke goes over the top rope to the floor and Punk has some advise for him. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rey with kicks to the leg but Luke with a clothesline and elbow drop for a near fall. Luke walks into a boot but Luke sends Rey to the apron and then he punches Rey in the head. Luke Irish whips Rey into the ring post. Luke goes to the floor and then he presses Rey into the ring. Rey backs into the corner but Luke with a punch. Luke with an Irish whip and a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Luke with a knee to the back. Luke with a reverse chin lock but Rey with kicks to the head. Luke with a fallaway slam and he gets a near fall. Gallows with a bear hug on Rey and Rey punches Luke but Luke sends Rey into the turnbuckles and hits a shoulder. Luke charges into the corner but Rey moves and Luke hits the ring post. Rey goes to the apron and he hits a springboard splash and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Luke with a kick and clothesline for a near fall. Rey counters with an X Factor and he goes up top but Luke stops him. Luke and Rey fight on the turnbuckles but Rey knocks Luke off. Rey comes off the turnbuckles but Luke punches him in the midsection and hits a splash for a near fall. Rey with a guillotine choke on Luke and Luke tries to get to the ropes and he eventually does get to the ropes. Rey clips Luke and guess where Luke falls. Rey sets for the 619 but Serena gets on the apron and she keeps Rey from finishing the move. Punk tries to interfere but Rey sees him. Punk goes to the floor and Luke hits Rey but Rey counters and hits a seated splash for the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
After the match, Punk attacks Rey and tries for the Go To Sleep but Rey escapes the hold and goes to the floor.
We go to the back where Big Show is in his locker room and his former tag team partner, Chris Jericho enters. Chris says hello to Show and then he wants to congratulate Show on winning the tag titles. Show tells Chris to shut up. Jericho tells Show to go out there an annihilate Edge. He wants to see Show prove that he is the giant destroyer he knows he is. Show says that he knows why Jericho is here because it is all about Chris. Show says that he isn’t doing this for Chris, he is doing it for himself. Show holds up his title belts and leaves.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know they are still telling us where people attending Wrestlemania are coming from.
It is time for the Raw Rebound.
We see highlights from Tuesday night’s NXT and R Truth’s rookie’s performance in and out of the ring.
Match Number Four: John Morrison and R Truth versus Cryme Tyme versus David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya in a Number One Contenders Match for the Unified Tag Titles
Shad and Morrison start things off and they have something to say to each other as they point to the Wrestlemania sign. Morrison kicks Shad in the leg and then he tries for an Irish whip but Shad tries to slam Morrison. Morrison lands on his feet and then he tries for a springboard move but Shad catches him and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Shad with an elbow drop and then he pulls Morrison into the corner and we go to commercial.
We are back and JTG with a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Shad uses JTG for a wheelbarrow slam onto Morrison for a near fall. JTG sends Shad into the corner and he splashes Morrison. Kidd makes a blind tag as JTG hits a back elbow. JTG with a drop kick to Kidd before he leaves the ring. Smith tags in and he punches Morrison. Smith with two rolling belly-to-belly suplexes followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Smith with a boot to the abdomen as he continues to work on Morrison. Smith tries for a suplex but Morrison lands on his feet and Morrison with a side head lock. Morrison and Smith collide in the ring but Kidd tags in and he knocks JTG off the apron and then he drop kicks Shad in the knee. Truth tags in and he hits a clothesline and a flying shoulder. Truth floats over and does a split to avoid Kidd and then he kicks Kidd in the head. Smith breaks up the cover. Shad comes into the ring and fights with Smith. Morrison with a cross body to Smith and Shad and all three men go over the top rope to the floor. JTG grabs Truth but Truth punches JTG off the apron. Kidd with a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Kidd with a forearm or two but Truth with the flying corkscrew forearm for the three count.
Winners: R Truth and John Morrison
After the match, Truth and Morrison point to the Wrestlemania sign since they are in a match at Wrestlemania. Then it is time on Smackdown for some dancing.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michelle McCool and Layla are with Smackdown consultant and part time referee Vickie Guerrero in the back. Michelle asks Vickie if she is okay after slapping Mickie last week. Michelle and Layla re-enact the slap. Michelle says that Vickie looked great in her referee gear last week. Michelle says that they have a gift for Vickie and it is a ‘Simply Flawless’ shirt. Michelle smells something and it is Beth Phoenix. Michelle and Layla walk away.
Beth wants to know when she is going to get her title match. Beth says that she is the most dominant Diva on Smackdown. Vickie tells Beth that she isn’t the most dominant Diva on Smackdown because Vickie says she is. Vickie tells Beth won’t get a title match until she says so and it isn’t going to happen. Beth tells Vickie that she shouldn’t mess with her but Vickie tells Beth not to intimidate or cross her. Vickie tells Beth to ask Mickie.
It is time to run through the card for Wrestlemania.
Match Number Five: Big Show versus Edge
They lock up and Edge punches Show but Show with a head butt. Show chokes Edge in the turnbuckles and then punches him in the ribs. Show chokes Edge and then the referee warns Show. Edge rolls to the floor and Show pulls him to the apron but Edge drops Show on the top rope. Show with a running shoulder tackle to Edge and then he chops Edge. Show chokes Edge again and then Show goes to the floor and he wants to send Edge into the ring post, but Edge turns the tables and sends Show into the ring post. Edge punches Show as they return to the ring but Show with a head butt. Show with a slam and then he chokes Edge in the ropes. Show with a punch to the midsection and Edge goes down to his knees. Show with a head butt but Edge with punches. Show with a forearm to the back and then he puts Edge in a reverse chin lock. Edge with a jawbreaker followed by punches to the head. Show with a knee and slam to Edge. Show tries for the Vader Splash elbow but Edge rolls out of the way. Show charges into a boot and Edge tries for a tornado DDT but Show pushes Edge away. Show charges at Edge in the corner but Edge with a drop kick to the knees and then Edge with a bulldog for a near fall. Show tosses Edge into the corner and then he signals for the choke slam. Show grabs Edge but Edge counters with a DDT and then he sets for the spear and he hits it for the three count.
After the match, Chris Jericho comes through the crowd and tries to hit Edge with the title belt but Edge moves out of the way and he SPEARS Chris Jericho. Jericho goes to the floor and Edge gets on the mic and he tells everyone that if they missed it Chris Jericho got a spear spear spear spear spear spear spear spear spear.
We go to credits.