WWE SmackDown Report – June 25th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We start off tonight’s show with General Manager Teddy Long and Consultant to Smackdown Vickie Guerrero in Teddy’s office. Teddy mentions that it has been a whirlwind week in the WWE. Three new champions were crowned at the Fatal Four Way pay per view, including Rey Mysterio. In four weeks, Rey will be defending his title at the brand new Money in the Bank pay per view. Vickie says that over the next two weeks, they will be evaluating all of the Smackdown superstars to decide which eight men will be in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Teddy says that they will all try to climb the ladder to get the briefcase above the ring. The briefcase will have a contract that allows the winner to have a title match against the Smackdown champion at any point in the next year. Vickie mentions the vicious attack that Vince McMahon suffered and he was rendered incapacitated.
Drew McIntyre comes in and interrupts Tedddddddddddddddddy. He wants to know why Teddy is so happy and he wants him to wipe the smile off his face. Drew says that he humiliated Teddy last week and humbled him. Drew says that he will tell Vince about Teddy’s officiating at the pay per view as well as his lack of concern for the chairman.
Teddy says that he met with the Board of Directors that based on the absence of Vince McMahon, he can run the show however he feels appropriate. Teddy says that he is reinstating Matt Hardy. Drew says that Teddy can’t do it. Teddy says that he can do it and Matt will be facing Drew tonight. Teddy tells Drew to take his Scottish accent and the sour look on his face and get out of his office. Vickie tells Drew to leave and Drew finally exits.
We are live on tape from Manchester, New Hampshire and your announcers are Matt ‘What did I ever do to deserve getting my butt kicked the last two weeks’ Striker and Todd ‘How much time do you have’ Grisham.
Before our opening match, Jack Swagger has something to say on his way to the ring. Jack tells everyone to know that he is filing a formal protest against the WWE. He says that he is protesting that he has to fight a 500 pound giant right now. He is also protesting that he had to defend his title in a Fatal Four Way match. It is a match that is so lawless and so unpredictable that it is impossible for a natural athlete like himself to come out victorious. There were no rules in place to protect him or the World Title. When Kane came out and cost him the World Title, he was cheated out of the World Title. Jack says that he is invoking his rematch clause at Money in the Bank and he says that he is confident that he will come out victorious because his daddy taught him that cheaters never win and winners never cheat. Until then, he is going to make everyone suffer. Suffer the way that he suffered on Sunday. Suffer the way that his daddy suffered on Father’s Day.
Match Number One: Big Show versus Jack Swagger
Show with a kick and punches to Swagger followed by a chop in the corner. Show with more punches as Swagger goes down and then Show sits on Swagger while he is in the ropes. Show with another punch to the midsection followed by a head butt and Swagger rolls to the floor. Show pulls Swagger back onto the apron but Swagger drops Show on the top rope. Swagger goes up top but Show crotches Swagger and then he hits a superplex and both men are down and Swagger rolls to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Show works on the arm and he uses his elbow as well as his entire body weight on the arm. Show pulls Swagger up by the arm and then he wraps the arm in the ropes. Show picks Swagger up by the arm and drops him to the mat followed by a leg drop to the arm. Show walks all over Swagger and then picks him back up. Swagger with punches that have no effect. Show with a punch and forearm and then he stands on Swagger’s wrist. Swagger with a kick and punches followed by a front face lock but Show picks up Swagger and tosses him away. Show with an Irish whip and then he hits a splash into the corner. Show misses a clothesline and Swagger with a flying shoulder to the knee for a near fall. Swagger kicks Show in the leg and then he tries to hyper-extend the leg. Swagger with a step over toe hold on Show but Show kicks Swagger away. Show gets back to his feet but he is clearly limping. Swagger with a kick to the leg and a flying shoulder tackle from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Swagger with a leaping leg drop to Show and then he hits the double jump Vader Bomb. Swagger tries for a second one but Show gets his arm up and he has Swagger by the throat. Swagger counters the choke slam and he rolls through into an ankle lock and Show fights to get out of the hole. Show crawls to the ropes and he gets to the ropes but Swagger refuses to release the hold and then he grapevines the leg. The referee calls for the bell since Swagger does not release the hold before the five count.
Winner: Big Show by disqualification
After the match, Big Show tries to get back to his feet but he cannot put any weight on his left leg as a result of the ankle lock and work that Swagger did on the leg. Show collapses under his own weight one more time.
We see Swagger smiling on the stage as he looks at what he did to Big Show.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind: Christian and MVP versus Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer from last week.
Match Number Two: Montel Vontavious Porter, Christian, and Kofi Kingston versus Vance Archer, Curt Hawkins, and Dolph Ziggler
Hawkins and Porter start things off and Hawkins has a punch blocked but Porter with punches of his own. Porter with a head and arm overhead suplex for a near fall. Christian tags in and he punches Hawkins followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Porter tags in and he punches Hawkins. Hawkins sends Porter into the corenr and then he tags in Ziggler. Ziggler sends Hawkins into the corner but Porter with a boot to Hawkins. Porter then knocks Archer off the apron and then he back body drops Ziggler to the floor. Kingston and Christian also join in and Porter with a pescado onto Archer while Kofi hits a suicide dive onto Ziggler and Christian with a baseball slide to Hawkins as we go to commercial.
We are back and Porter with an Irish whip and flying forearm into the corner for a near fall. Kofi tags in and gets a rollup for a near fall. Kofi with an arm bar on Ziggler but Ziggler reverses and he puts Kofi in a side head lock. Kofi with a leaping back elbow for a near fall. Ziggler with a knee and then he works on the arm but Kofi with an arm drag and drop kick. Kofi with a side Russian leg sweep and then he runs a few laps around Ziggler but instead of doing the boom drop Kofi goes after Hawkins who tries to interfere. Ziggler hits Kofi from behind and then Ziggler with a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Archer tags in and punches Kofi followed by a swinging neck breaker. Archer with a rear chin lock. Kofi with punches but Archer with a running back elbow and he gets a near fall. Hawkins tags back in and he kicks Kofi followed by a gutbuster from Archer as Hawkins gets a near fall. Hawkins with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Hawkins with a rear chin lock and he tries to isolate the arm.
Kofi with a jawbreaker and Ziggler tags in and hits Kofi with a double sledge to the back. Ziggler hits a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with an elbow followed by a slam. Kofi with a head scissors and then he tries to make the tag but Ziggler stops him. Kofi with a sunset flip and then he tags in Christian. Christian punches Ziggler a few times followed by a flapjack. Ziggler goes to the ropes and Christian stands on Ziggler’s back. Christian slingshots to the floor and Hawkins knows what is coming next but Christian sees him coming and Christian punches Hawkins. This allows Ziggler to avoid the punch. Ziggler with a kick to Christian and then Ziggler with a drop kick to Porter that knocks him off the apron. Christian with the inverted DDT but he can only get a near fall. Christian knocks Archer off the apron.
Christian with a back kick and then Christian with a sunset flip off the turnbuckles but Ziggler rolls through. Ziggler with a leaping leg lariat and he gets a near fall. Christian with a punch to Ziggler and then Christian goes up top but Ziggler follows but Christian knocks him off. Christian with a missile drop kick and then all six men get into the ring. Porter with a facebuster to Archer while Hawkins goes after Kofi. Porter with a cross body to Archer that sends both men over the top rope to the floor. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise on Hawkins and they all go to the floor. Ziggler sends Christian into the turnbuckles and then he tries for the Zig Zag but Christian holds on to the ropes. Christian hits the Killswitch for the three count.
Winners: Christian, Kofi Kingston, and Montel Vontavious Porter
We go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that Rey Mysterio will address the fans next week.
It is time to take a look back at Monday Night Raw and what happened after the main event.
Kane is in the back with his empty casket. He says that tonight they will get vengeance. Tonight they will bring hell down on the guilty culprit. They will get their revenge. Tonight he will eviscerate CM Punk. Tonight, he will break Punk’s body in two. He will decapitate the head of the Straight Edge Society. Kane closes the casket.
Matt Hardy is walking in the back and he shakes hands with everyone in back, including JTG.
We are back and Did You Know that 100 million video clips have already been watched on WWE’s page on YouTube.
Match Number Three: Drew McIntyre versus Matt Hardy
Matt and Drew have some words as the bell rings and then Drew misses a punch but Matt does not miss. Matt with a discus punch and Drew goes to the floor. Drew tries to pull Hardy to the floor but Hardy kicks Drew into the announce table and then into the apron. They return to the ring and Hardy with a tackle that sends both men to the floor. Hardy sends Drew over the ring steps and then Hardy with a forearm to the back. Drew runs Hardy into the ring post and then Drew goes to the floor. Drew puts Hardy on the top step and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex on the floor. Drew wants the referee to start his count but Matt gets back into the ring and the match continues. Drew with kicks to the head and then Drew with punches to Hardy. Drew with European uppercuts to Hardy and then he gets a near fall. McIntyre with an arm bar and cross face to Hardy. Hardy with punches but Drew with a kick and Irish whip but Hardy with a boot to a charging McIntyre. Hardy goes to the turnbuckles but Drew with a forearm and then he climbs the turnbuckles and hits a few head butts. Drew with a hip toss from the turnbuckles that he turns into a sit out driver and Drew can only get a two count.
Drew tries to figure out how to finish off Hardy and he punches Matt in the corner and the referee warns him. Hardy with a kick and punches. Drew with a running back elbow for a near fall. Drew with an arm bar and cross face. Hardy with kicks to the head but McIntyre with a double leg take down and he punches Hardy. Drew puts Hardy on the turnbuckles and connects with forearms to the back. McIntyre hits a super belly-to-back suplex but he rolls Hardy towards the ropes and Hardy grabs the ropes at two. Hardy rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and McIntyre returns to the arm bar. Hardy gets to his feet and he punches Drew but Drew runs Hardy into the turnbuckles. McIntyre with short arm clotheslines in the corner followed by another short arm clothesline. McIntyre with a leaping boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Hardy punches Drew and then connects with a back elbow and a modified neck breaker for a near fall. Hardy with a Side Effect for a near fall. Hardy with a running clothesline into the corner but Drew is able to escape the bulldog attempt and Drew hits a big boot for a near fall. Drew with a neck breaker that connects with Drew’s knee and Matt can only get a two count. Drew tries for the double underhook DDT but Matt with a back body drop that sends Drew over the top rope to the floor. Hardy with an elbow from the turnbuckles. Drew sends Hardy into the ring steps and then Drew tries to stomp on Matt’s head on the ring steps but Hardy trips Drew and Drew hits the steps but Matt can only get a two count. Hardy goes to the turnbuckles but he takes too long and Drew pulls Matt off and gets a near fall of his own. Drew argues with the referee before he returns his attention to Hardy. Hardy with a kick and Twist of Fate for the three count.
Winner: Matt Hardy
After the match, Teddy Long appears on the TitanTron and he wants Drew to pay attention. Teddy tells Drew that he is sorry that he lost his match. Teddy has some bad news for Drew. Teddy says that it looks like somebody’s Visa has expired. That means that someone is in this country illegally. Teddy tells security to send Drew back to Scotland.
Matt waves goodbye to Drew as two men come to the ring to escort Drew out of the country.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes comes to the ring with Husky Harris. Cody says that everyone is trying to look at his naturally sculpted facial features. He says that you can uncover your eyes to look at WWE’s most attractive superstar. Cody mentions the Diva Poll where they picked the most handsome superstar and Cody was the winner. Cody mentions that John Cena is a movie star, but he isn’t the most handsome guy in the WWE. Cody wants Husky Harris to show everyone his physique. Cody says that unfortunately Husky represents the average male. He mentions his horrible tattoos and dirty hair. Cody thanks Husky for his time. Cody says that he cannot help that he was born this good looking. He says that it is not genetics because look at his father and brother. Cody says that sometimes a blessing can be a curse. Cody asks a fan at ringside if he knows how hard it is to maintain his baby smooth skin. Cody says that he can hear the fans getting fatter. Cody goes to Todd Grisham and he asks Todd how many hours he spends in the gym while he reads comics and goes on the internet. Cody then turns his attention to Tony Chimmel. Cody says that he says that he hasn’t had a carb since Bill Clinton has been President. Cody says that Tony hasn’t had a donut since the first match. Cody returns to the ring and he thanks the WWE Divas for their exquisite taste. Cody lays across the top turnbuckle and says that it is not fair to have so much God given ability, to be so handsome, suave, debonair and handsome. He tells Vickie and Teddy to consider the man with the money face for Money in the Bank. Cody tells everyone to call him ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes. Cody repeats his new nickname a few dozen times.
We go to Vickie Guerrero in the back and she is admiring her photo of her and Dolph. Dolph enters and says that they need to talk. Dolph says that the relationship was supposed to be a two way street but he says that all he does is give and give. Dolph says that he wants gold. Vickie says that she gave him a gold chain. Dolph says that he wants an Intercontinental Title match or he doesn’t know about their future.
We go to commercial.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rosa Mendes is jumping rope in the ring.
Match Number Four: Rosa Mendes versus Kelly Kelly with Tiffany
Before the match starts, Michelle McCool and Layla come to the ring, but first they do their synchronized entrance routine before giving their title belts to their rookie Kaval.
Rosa continues to jump rope and Kelly wants to know what is going on. Kelly with a kick and K2 for the three count.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
After the match, Kelly jumps some rope and then she throws the jump rope at Michelle and Layla. They get on the apron but Tiffany joins Kelly in the ring and we have a stand off.
We take a look back at the opening match between Big Show and Jack Swagger when Swagger puts Show in a prolonged ankle lock but refused to release the hold.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package for Alberto del Rio. He says that a lot of people talk about his attributes. Among them are honesty. He says that many lose it as they get older. He talks about how people lie as they get older. He says that a liar is a despicable person. He says that some lie more than the others. He says that everyone is a liar. He says that there is only one person who does not lie and refuses to lie. He says that he is the one honest man.
Next week, Rey Mysterio will be on Smackdown to address the WWE Universe.
Before our main event starts, CM Punk gets on the mic and he says that he only has one thing to say. He says that this is the face of an innocent man.
Match Number Five: CM Punk versus Kane in a No Disqualification Match
Punk punches Kane as he enters the ring but Kane sends Punk over the top rope to the floor. Kane sends Punk into the ringside barrier and Kane punches him. Kane biels Punk into the ringside barrier a few times and he follows that with an uppercut. Kane runs Punk into the ring apron and then he hot shots Punk on the ringside barrier. Luke Gallows tries to interfere but it fails. Kane punches Gallows and sends him into the ringside steps. Kane Irish whips Gallows into the ringside barrier. Kane with a clothesline to Punk and then he stops an attack from the other masked member of the group. Punk and Gallows attack Kane from behind and then Gallows with a series of punches Kane. New masked man with a boot to the stomach. Punk sends Kane into the ringside barrier as the three on one attack continues. Kane is Irish whipped into the ringside barrier by Gallows and the other masked man. Gallows with a clothesline to Kane. Gallows and the masked man send Punk at Kane but Kane with a back body drop. Kane sends Gallows into the ring post and then the other masked man gets sent into the ring post. Kane grabs Punk and slams his hand into the announce table and ring steps. Kane punches Punk and then he sends the arm into the ring post. Kane sends Punk into the ring steps twice. Kane rearranges the announce table and he choke slams the masked man on the ground. Kane grabs Punk but Gallows hits Kane from behind. Kane sends Gallows into the apron and then he choke slams Luke through the announce table.
Punk runs through the crowd and Kane follows. They make their way into the concourse and Kane continues his pursuit. Kane sends Punk into the merchandise table and then Kane slams Punk through one of the tables. Kane then sends Punk into the concessions table. Punk is able to get out of the building after an uppercut and Punk runs across the street to escape from Kane as we go to credits.