WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – March 19th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider.com
We start off tonight’s show with Todd and Matt talking about what happened last week between Rey Mysterio and CM Punk. We then go to a video package of the heinous acts by CM Punk.
We are live on tape and your announcers are Todd ‘Road to Summerfest starts tonight’ Grisham and Todd ‘Starburns’ Striker.
Rey Mysterio comes to the ring and he has a very serious look on his face. He says that he hasn’t had a moment of peace for the last week. Every time he closes his eyes, he can see his daughter crying. He sees his wife and son looking at him putting the weight of the world on his shoulders. This is all because of CM Punk. Rey says that he has climbed a lot of mountains during his career. He has taken beatings, he has won titles. He has been embarrassed and afraid, but Punk crossed a line that shouldn’t be crossed. This is beyond the brainwashing his Straight Edge Society and Sea of Lies. Rey reminds us about the challenge at Wrestlemania. Rey says that he accepts the challenge but it is not any match. Rey says that he does not want to compete against Punk. He wants to face Punk in a Street Fight. Rey says that Punk needs to learn a lesson that you don’t mess with another man’s family. Rey says that is a lesson that he is going to teach Punk.
CM Punk’s music plays and he goes to the stage with Luke Gallows and Serena. Punk asks Rey if he is being a bit emotional, so he is going to keep his distance from Rey. Punk understands what Rey is feeling because last week Rey showed everyone that he is a coward. Rey tells Punk to keep his family out of this. Punk says that he knows that Rey is filled with anger and rage and that is no way to deal with his problems.
Rey tells Punk that he has no idea what he is feeling because you need to be human to know what he is feeling. Rey tells Punk that he is not human and that he is a monster. Rey says that he should go up the ramp and give Punk the beating he deserves for last week.
Punk tells Rey that he is better off staying in the ring because if Rey lays a hand on him before Wrestlemania, there is no match at Mania. Punk says that he sees the potential in Rey to be a part of the Straight Edge Society. Punk says that he has been on the same rollercoaster with his family, but he doesn’t have to close his eyes to remember the birthday party last week. Punk says that he has pictures of the party and we see a photo from last week and Punk talks about how much Aaliyah trusts her father in that photo and that he will make everything okay. Then we see the photo of Aaliyah cowering behind her father hoping that her daddy will make the monster go away. Punk reminds Rey that the monster did not go away and then we see Aaliyah hiding from Punk. Punk says that it is not the moment that she knew that he could not protect her or the moment that his family realized that Rey is a coward. It is not the moment when Dominic knew that he was more of a man than his father. Punk says that was the moment that he knew that Rey could be saved. Punk tells Rey that if he joins him, he can be the father that Rey should be.
Rey says that he is not like Punk and Punk says that is true because he is straight edge and he is better than Rey. Punk tells Rey that he can live up to the superhero myth if he accepts Punk as his savior.
Rey tells Punk that he is out of his mind. Rey says that will never happen because if Punk doesn’t accept the challenge, Punk will have to live with the fact that he will have to fight Rey every day. Rey tells Punk that it is his choice and he can say yes or no.
Punk says that he doesn’t like either option so he has a counter offer. Punk says that if Rey can beat the right hand of the Straight Edge Society. If Rey wins, he gets his street fight. Punk says that if Rey loses tonight and then at Wrestlemania, Rey will have to join the Straight Edge Society. He points out that Rey will have to accept Punk as his savior on the grandest stage. That way Rey can forget that last week ever happened.
Rey thinks about it and he says that it is an image that he will always remember. Rey tells Punk that he will take that image until the day he dies. Rey says that he will beat Luke Gallows tonight like he beat him before. Rey says that he will make sure that Punk will never forget the beating that he is going to give him at Wrestlemania.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the Money in the Bank Briefcase over the ring so it means that we will be seeing some combination of the participants in the next match.
Match Number One: Matt Hardy and Montel Vontavious Porter versus Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger
Ziggler and Hardy start off and they lock up and Ziggler works on the arm with a wrist lock but Hardy with a reversal. Ziggler with a punch but Hardy with a back elbow and elbow drop followed by a fist drop and leg drop for a near fall. Hardy with a front face lock but Ziggler takes Hardy into the corner and Swagger tags in. Hardy punches out of the corner but Swagger with an Irish whip and then he sends Hardy into the ropes and hits a forearm to the back. We go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger with a waist lock on Hardy and Hardy gets back to his feet and connects with elbows. Swagger with a slam and then he goes for the double jump Vader splash and gets a near fall. Swagger with a forearm to the back but Hardy with punches to Swagger. Swagger tries for the Doctor Bomb but Hardy counters with a side Russian leg sweep and both men are down. Ziggler and Porter are tagged in and Porter with an overhead belly-to-belly throw followed by a clothesline and back elbow. Porter with a face buster and then he hits the ballin’ elbow and waits for the Playmaker but Swagger comes in and then Hardy takes care of Swagger. Ziggler comes from behind and hits the Zig Zag on Porter for the three count.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger
After the match, Ziggler and Swagger start to walk to the back but Ziggler stops and he goes under the ring to get a ladder and brings it into the ring to grab the briefcase. We see Ziggler on the top of the ladder with the Wrestlemania sign behind him.
We see a video package of last week’s Highlight Reel.
This week we will have the Cutting Edge with Chris Jericho as the guest.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Teddy Long is in his office and he is on the phone but Drew McIntyre interrupts him. Teddy tells Drew that he is impressed that Drew is still technically undefeated. Teddy talks about how Drew lost his first qualifying match to Kane, but the loss was expunged. Teddy reminds Drew about the loss to Matt Hardy, that was also erased from the record book. Teddy says that Drew finally qualified, but it was against Mr.McMahon’s hand picked opponent. Teddy says that it was an opponent that nobody ever heard of and will never hear of again. Teddy points out that Drew is undefeated since he debuted in August. Teddy says the undefeated streak ends tonight. Teddy brings up undefeated streaks, like the one that Undertaker has at Wrestlemania. Drew tells Teddy that Vince doesn’t want him to have a match so close to Wrestlemania. Teddy says that he was trying to get in touch with Vince, but he only got his voicemail. Teddy tells Drew that he will be facing the Undertaker.
It is time to take a look at the Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
Michelle and Layla are walking arm in arm in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Tiffany versus Michelle McCool from last week and Beth Phoenix helping Tiffany.
Michelle and Layla are wearing ‘Glam-a-Man?’ shirts in an attempt to make Beth even angrier.
Match Number Two: Michelle McCool and Layla versus Tiffany and Beth Phoenix
Layla and Beth start things off and Layla with a kick but Beth with an airplane spin and Layla goes into the wrong corner and Beth with a clothesline. Tiffany tags in and hits a cross body from the top for a near fall. Tiffany with a series of back elbows followed by a suplex for a near fall. Tiffany with forearms to Layla followed by an Irish whip but Layla sends Tiffany to the apron and Layla kicks Tiffany in the head. Tiffany drops Layla on the top rope as she goes to the floor. Michelle hits Tiffany from behind and then Layla goes to the floor to send Tiffany into the apron. Layla rolls Tiffany back into the ring and gets a near fall. Michelle is tagged in and she hits a clothesline as Layla Irish whips Tiffany. Michelle with a series of knees to the head and then she sends Tiffany to the mat. Michelle misses a leg drop and Beth is able to tag in despite Michelle’s attempts to stop her. Beth with a back body drop and double sledge followed by a back elbow. Beth with a delayed slingshot suplex but Layla breaks up the cover. Beth presses Layla over her head but Michelle with a kick to the midsection. Michelle sets for the McCool Clash but Beth counters and Beth sends Michelle into the top rope an then hits the Glam Slam for the three count.
Winners: Beth Phoenix and Tiffany
After the match, Vickie Guerrero comes out and she tells Tiffany that she should leave the ring because she still has business to finish with Beth. She says that Beth owes her an apology.
Beth says that she apologized to Vickie about what happened last week. Vickie says that it wasn’t good enough because she wants the apology in front of everyone. Beth says that it was wrong to put her hands on a WWE Authority Figure and she apologizes for that. Vickie says that apology is not good enough and then she Excuse Mes a few times. She tells Beth that she will regret what she did because she is the Executive Consultant and Beth’s boss. Vickie says that Beth will be in a match next week against . . . Vickie Guerrero.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Cutting Edge but before Edge comes to the ring, we see the person who performs one of the many theme songs for Wrestlemania in the front row.
We see highlights from last week’s Highlight Reel one more time.
Edge starts off talking about last week when Chris Jericho had him on the Highlight Reel, so he is going to return the favor and have Jericho on the Cutting Edge. Edge brings out his guest, Chris Jericho.
Jericho comes to the ring, but he is not alone. He has his rookie Wade Barrett with him.
Edge says hello to Chris and he points out that Chris brought his own guest and then suggests that they are ready to go to the prom. Edge likes Jericho’s strategy and then he compares their match to a game of chess. He mentions that they are master manipulators. Edge points out that Jericho hit him with the title belt last Friday, but Jericho got his revenge on Monday. Edge says that he will be a few moves ahead of Jericho and he will hit that final move at Wrestlemania.
Jericho says that Edge is wrong because the Ultimate Opportunist made the ultimate mistake. Jericho says that Edge is making this about one word and one move, the spear. Jericho says that there is so much more. Jericho points out that he is the best in the world since he is the champion. He asks Edge if he will be able to live up to the hype that he has received from the parasites. Jericho says that Edge probably isn’t 100 percent and that Edge is thinking about skirting by to get the win. Jericho says the sound of 70,000 hypocrites yelling ‘spear’ will not help him if he is not 100% physically. Jericho tells Edge that he saw him tear his Achilles by taking one step. Jericho points out that it was a freak injury, but what if he does it deliberately. Jericho points out that David Beckham has the same injury and his career is over. Jericho says that if it happens to Edge again, his career will be over.
Edge says that Jericho thinks he might not be 100% percent and that he is still injured. Edge says that might be the case, but there is only one way to find out. He tells Jericho to make the move and go for his checkmate. Edge says that he is sick of talking about it and he tells Jericho to make his move. Since Jericho didn’t do anything, Edge decides to make his move and he punches Jericho with the microphone. Barrett tries to clothesline Edge, but Edge moves. Edge punches Barrett but Jericho clips Edge’s leg. Edge punches Jericho and Barrett and then Edge with a kick to Barrett. Edge throws Jericho out of the ring and then he spears Barrett. Jericho returns to the ring and hits the Codebreaker. Jericho stands over Edge and then he stomps on Edge’s leg. Jericho stands over Edge and tells Edge ‘spear’ before standing over him with the World Title belt.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from Universal Studios Hollywood.
We then go to a Moments Ago Moment of the situation between Edge and Chris Jericho during the Cutting Edge.
Match Number Three: David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya versus John Morrison and R Truth
Smith and Truth start things off and Smith with a kick and forearm but Truth with a punch and he tags in Morrison. They hit a double drop kick on Smith and Morrison gets a near fall. Smith with a punch and overhead belly-to-belly suplex and then he runs Morrison into the corner. Kidd tags in and he kicks Morrison in the corner. Kidd chokes Morrison with his boot. Kidd with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Kidd with an elbow to the top of the head. Kidd tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Morrison lands on his feet and then Truth makes the blind tag. Morrison with a kick to Kidd and then Truth hits the corkscrew flying forearm for the three count while Morrison holds Smith on the apron.
Winners: John Morrison and R Truth
It is time for Word Up with Cryme Tyme. JTG and Shad yo yo and welcome us. This week’s word is Show Down. They talk about the different definitions and JTG says that it refers to game shows so the word has been changed to Slim Jim Show down. They talk about the points that you can earn for photos with Slim Jims. JTG talks about how to enter and win prizes.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Wrestlemania Rewind and it is of Pete Rose at Wrestlemania in 1998.
Match Number Four: Rey Mysterio versus Luke Gallows with Serena and CM Punk
Rey with kicks and punches to Gallows but Luke with a punch to Rey followed by an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Rey with forearms and a kick followed by a baseball slide to the groin. Luke with a forearm to Rey and then he picks Rey up and hits an uppercut and gets a near fall. Rey with a head scissors that sends Luke into the ropes. Luke gets up before Rey can hit the 619 and hits a backbreaker. Luke with an Irish whip and then he throws Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. Luke picks Rey up in a wheelbarrow hold and drops Rey’s throat on the ringside barrier. The referee starts his count but Rey fights to get back into the ring before the ten count and Punk is furious that he could get up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Luke with a bear hug and Rey with punches to try to get out of the hold. Luke runs Rey into the turnbuckles and then puts him on the top turnbuckle and tries for a superplex but Rey holds on to the ropes. Rey knocks Luke off and then Rey hits a seated splash and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Luke with a knee and then he tosses Rey into the air and he lands on the mat. Luke with a Kamala splash and then he turns Rey over and gets a near fall. Punk argues with the referee while Luke sends Rey into the corner. Luke charges into boots two times and then he hits a bulldog out of a wheelbarrow. Rey with a springboard leg drop but he can only get a two count. Rey with a drop kick to the back and Luke falls into the ropes. Rey hits the 619 and then he tries for the springboard splash but Punk gets in the ring and distracts the referee while Serena pushes Rey off the ropes. Luke gets the three count.
Winner: Luke Gallows
After the match, Rey hits a flying cross body on Gallows and both men go over the top rope to the floor. Rey punches Luke as they fight onto the announce table. Punk sits on the apron as Rey almost makes contact. Rey goes after Luke again and they fight on the other side of the announce table. Rey with more punches while Punk and Serena sit and watch. Rey is held back by Matt Striker and then he goes after Luke again while Punk stands over Rey and Luke. Punk checks on Luke and Rey stares at Punk before walking away.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
It is time to run through the card for Wrestlemania 26 (the Real 25th Anniversary)
Match Number Five: Undertaker versus Drew McIntyre
McIntyre goes to the floor and Taker follows after him. Drew returns to the ring and misses an elbow drop. Taker pulls Drew out and sends him into the apron. Taker with a running splash into the turnbuckles. Drew runs into a boot from Taker. Drew with a power slam and gets a near fall. Drew punches Taker in the head and then Drew argues with the referee and Taker sits up. Taker with punches aplenty to Drew and then he throws Drew over the top rope to the floor. Taker with the vintage leg drop on the apron. Taker returns to the ring and he hits the choke slam followed by the Tombstone for the three count.
After the match, Taker looks at the Wrestlemania sign and then he goes up the ramp. Taker stops to do his pose and then he looks to the ring but when he turns around Shawn Michaels comes out. Taker grabs Shawn by the throat and tries for a tombstone but Shawn escapes the hold and hits Sweet Chin Music and yells at Taker, mocking his pose and does a crotch chop.
We go to credits.