WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – March 26th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We are live on tape from San Jose, California and your announcers are Todd ‘I feel like we have been here all week’ Grisham and Matt ‘I know the way here’ Striker.
As the wrestlers come to the ring for the opening match, we go to footage from the Wrestlemania Axxess in Arizona.
As Drew tries to enter the ring, the two men who beat him to qualify for Money in the Bank approach him and Drew delays his entry into the ring.
Match Number One: Kane, Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, Dolph Ziggler, and Shelton Benjamin versus Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, Montel Vontavious Porter, and Christian in a Raw versus Smackdown these guys are in the Money in the Bank Ten Man Tag Match
Ziggler and Kofi start things off and they lock up with Kofi getting a waist lock but Ziggler with a standing switch. Kofi with a side head lock but Ziggler with a forearm and punch to Kofi. Ziggler with a side head lock but Kofi with a forearm. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle but Kofi with a flying back elbow for a near fall and then everyone gets into the ring as we have a standoff and a commercial.
We are back and Hardy and Swagger are in the ring and Hardy with an Irish whip and running clothesline followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Benjamin tags in and he sends Swagger’s arm into the turnbuckles. Benjamin with an arm bar but Swagger backs Benjamin into the corner and the referee pulls Swagger away. Benjamin with kicks to Swagger but Swagger with a belly-to-belly suplex. Swagger tells off his partners and then he points to the briefcase. Benjamin with elbows while Swagger has Benjamin in a waist lock. Benjamin with a dragon whip. Bourne tags in and he hits a head scissors and drop kick. Benjamin with a kick but Bourne with a double knee take down for a near fall. Christian tags in and he works on Benjamin’s arm. Christian sends Benjamin to the mat but Benjamin kips up. Christian gets a near fall and then connects with knees before tagging in Porter. Porter with punches to Benjamin. Porter with a float over on an Irish whip and then he hits a flying forearm for a near fall. Bourne tags back in and Bourne sets for the Shooting Star but McIntyre distracts Bourne and Bourne with a kick to McIntyre. Benjamin leaps to the top turnbuckle and hits an overhead belly-to-belly throw on Bourne and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and Benjamin with a chin lock on Bourne. Bourne tries to escape while Benjamin maintains his weight on Bourne. Bourne with a kick but Benjamin with a gutbuster. Kane tags in and he kicks Bourne followed by a punch. Kane with shoulders to Bourne followed by a punch and kicks. Kane with a slam and elbow drop for a near fall but Christian breaks it up and the referee keeps everyone else out of the ring. Hardy tags in and he punches Bourne in the back. Hardy slams Bourne and hits a fist drop for a near fall. Hardy with a front face lock and he applies extra pressure on Bourne’s neck. Bourne with punches but Hardy tags in Ziggler and Dolph with a kick to the midsection for a near fall. Ziggler taunts Christian and then he punches Bourne followed by a leaping elbow drop. Ziggler tags in Hardy and Matt with a leg drop. Hardy sends Bourne into the turnbuckles and tags in Ziggler who hits a snap mare and kick. Bourne with a kick to the head as Ziggler charges at him. Christian tags in and he punches Ziggler followed by a running forearm. Christian goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Christian with an uppercut and then he tries to slam Ziggler but Ziggler escapes and he kicks Christian in the leg. Ziggler with a sleeper but Christian with the pendulum kick and a corkscrew back elbow from the turnbuckles.
McIntyre comes in and hits Christian in the head. Porter goes after Ziggler and then he punches McIntyre. Porter with an Irish whip and running boot. Hardy with a Side Effect to Porter. Swagger with a clothesline to Hardy. Benjamin with a Samoan Drop to Swagger. Kofi with a flying forearm to Benjamin. Kane with a big boot to Kofi. Bourne comes off the top turnbuckle an Kane catches him. He also grabs Kofi and hits a double choke slam. Kane grabs Christian but Christian escapes the choke slam attempt and Kane charges at Christian but Christian ducks down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Christian blocks it and he catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Christian punches Ziggler and then they collide. McIntyre tags in and Christian does not realize it as he hits the Killswitch on Ziggler. McIntyre with the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winners: Drew McIntyre, Matt Hardy, Kane, Dolph Ziggler, and Shelton Benjamin
After the match, McIntyre grabs a ladder and brings it into the ring while everyone else goes to the back. Everyone sees what Drew is doing and then everyone gets into the ring and they stare at McIntyre on the ladder. They push the ladder down and McIntyre hits the mat. The ladder falls on Drew’s back.
They decide to leave the ring since Drew is not going to climb again.
We go to Wrestlemania Axxess in Arizona and see more of the exhibits.
We go to commercial.
We are back with footage from Hornswoggle’s house at Wrestlemania Axxess. We also see the Superstar Entrance exhibit.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are at Axxess and they talk about Drew McIntyre. Lawler says that Vince McMahon might want to see him win, but the other nine in the Money in the Bank match do not want to see him win. Cole and Lawler talk about Chris Jericho and he has a match with Edge. If you don’t believe me, watch the video package.
We are back at Axxess and Lawler mentions that 70% of the Royal Rumble winners have won at Wrestlemania.
We go to commercial.
We are back at Axxess and we see all of the title belts. Cole and Lawler talk about the Wrestlemania Art Auction that raised money for the Make a Wish Foundation. Jerry mentions that his artwork was auctioned off for $6,000.
Rey Mysterio and CM Punk also have a match on Sunday. In the words of Warner Wolf, let’s go to the video tape.
Josh Mathews is in the interview area with Big Show and the Miz. Josh asks them about their confidence going into Wrestlemania. The Miz says that they are like peanut butter and jelly. Like Mac and Cheese. They are like Batman and Robin, but then he looks at Show and says that he might have gone too far. Miz compares Morrison and Truth to salt and pepper, oil and water, Seacrest and Simon, and Team Jacob and Team Edward. Miz says that the Big Show is going to show R Truth what a knock out punch is and that will be awesome.
Vickie Guerrero is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Tiffany’s match with Michelle McCool from two weeks ago and Beth Phoenix going after Vickie Guerrero after her interference. Then we see the announcement of the match between Vickie and Beth. That match is coming up next.
Before the match starts, Vickie has a few Excuse Mes for the people of San Jose. Vickie says that if Beth ever laid her hands on Vickie, she would regret it. Vickie has decided to make the match a five-on-one handicap match.
Match Number Two: Beth Phoenix versus Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool, Layla, Alicia Fox, and Maryse in a Overloaded Epsenhart Special
Layla starts things off and Beth is ready for action. Beth with a forearm to Layla and then she takes Layla across the ring. Layla with kicks but Beth keeps Layla from tagging and Beth runs Layla into the corner. The referee pulls Beth out of the corner. Layla with a kick but Beth presses Layla over her head and Michelle hits Beth in the head. Beth with an airplane spin that takes Michelle down. Beth brings Michelle and Alicia in before hitting an elbow on Maryse. Beth with a double clothesline to Michelle and Layla and then she sends Maryse into Alicia. Beth with a double clothesline to Alicia and Maryse. Layla holds Beth’s feet and Michelle with a running boot to the head. Vickie gets tagged in and she gets the three count.
Winners: Vickie Guerrero, Michelle McCool, Alicia Fox, Layla, and Maryse
After the match, Vickie goes to the turnbuckles for a frog splash but Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, and Eve Torres come to the ring and Vickie is the only one who realizes it. They throw Michelle and Layla out of the ring. Everyone except Beth and Vickie leave the ring and Vickie is frozen on the turnbuckles. Vickie tries to leave the ring and Beth pulls Vickie away from the ropes and then she removes Vickie’s pants. Vickie channels Melina and screams very loudly as she leave the ring and runs to the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Chris Jericho to come to the ring to address the people of San Jose. Chris says that on Sunday, at the biggest show of the year, when dreams come true, legends are made, and careers are made or ended, he will beat Edge to retain the World Title. Jericho says that Edge is a tremendous performer whose tenacity is second to none. Nobody has come back from more injuries than Edge and he comes back again and again. Jericho says that it was an incredible story to come back three months early to win the Royal Rumble. Jericho says that Edge has every tool to defeat Chris Jericho . . . except for one thing. That would be DNA. Jericho explains DNA to the crowd in San Jose. Jericho says that his DNA is superior to everyone and it is superior to Edge. He says that is why he is the current World Champion, the first Unified World Champion, the greatest performer in the world, and the best at what he does. Jericho says that Edge is dysfunctional and a reject. He says that Edge is defective because his DNA keeps getting him injured. Jericho suggests that you can blame his relatives. Jericho says that he will use Edge’s inferior genetics against him. He says that Edge is not 100% and he will end Edge’s career. Jericho says that he will take advantage of Edge’s ankle and he will continue until the ankle ruptures into thousands of pieces. Jericho says that when the match is done and Edge is writhing in pain, there will be silence as he wonders what happened to his career. Jericho tells Edge not to blame himself or Chris Jericho. He tells Edge to blame it on his defective DNA.
Edge’s music plays and he runs to the ring and he punches Jericho. Edge with a kick to the head and then he sets for the spear as the crowd chants for it. Jericho dives to the floor to avoid the spear. Edge stands over the title belt and picks it up while Jericho is on the ramp.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package from the Wrestlemania Reading Challenge.
We are back at Axxess and we see footage from the McMahon limo explosion as well as Hart family memorabilia.
Jerry and Michael talk about Bret Hart and his match with Vince McMahon. You didn’t think we would forget about the video package.
We go to commercial.
We are back at Axxess and we see kids getting temporary tattoos. We also see some vintage outfits worn by wrestlers.
John Cena and Batista meet on Sunday. I bet you want to see a video package.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Wrestlemania Recall. We look back at the first Money in the Bank Match at Wrestlemania 21.
We are back at Axxess and we see a display of Shawn Michaels’ Wrestlemania gear. Then we see Undertaker’s graveyard. We see the grave waiting for Sunday’s match.
Speaking of Shawn Michaels and Undertaker, they have a match on Sunday. Did you think they would forget the video package?
Cole and Lawler talk about Shawn Michaels being Mr. Wrestlemania while Taker wants to end Shawn’s career. Cole says that he thinks that Shawn Michaels will get the win because Taker has never faced the same opponent in consecutive years. Lawler is going with Undertaker because of the amount of weapons that Taker has.
It is time to return to San Jose for the main event.
John Morrison introduces the man who will face Big Show, R Truth. Truth tells Morrison that was one of the best introductions he ever had. Truth wants to return the favor. Morrison and Truth start telling jokes wondering why Show and Miz are a tag team.
Match Number Three: R Truth with John Morrison versus Big Show with The Miz
Truth tries to avoid Show but Show backs him into the corner and he biels Truth across the ring. Show chokes Truth in the ropes and then he punches Truth in the midsection. Show with a slam to Truth and then he chops Truth against the ropes. Show with a knee to Truth and then he sends Truth into the ring post. Show compresses Truth in the corner as Show grabs the ring post. Truth with punches to Show but Show with a head butt and Truth goes down. Show with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Truth with punches and then he tries for a cross body but Show catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Show goes to the turnbuckles but misses an elbow drop when Truth moves out of the way. Miz gets on the apron and Truth knocks him to the floor. Morrison sends Miz into the ring steps.
Back in the ring Truth and Morrison hit a double DDT and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Truth with a scissors kick and Morrison with the springboard spin kick. Truth with the flying corkscrew forearm to Miz and then Morrison hits the corkscrew split legged moonsault.
We go to credits.