WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – July 9th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We start off this week’s show with a look back at the match between Big Show and Jack Swagger from two weeks ago. This is followed up with what Jack Swagger did to Rey Mysterio last week after the main event. What is next for Swagger?
We are live on tape from Atlanta, Georgia and your announcers are Matt ‘Schiavone’ Striker and Todd ‘Crockett’ Grisham.
Drew McIntyre is in the ring, back from his deportation, and he has something to say. Before he can say anything, he is interrupted by Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long. Teddy has a smile on his face while Drew has a serious look on his face.
Teddy wants to know what Drew is doing here because he remembers Drew being deported. Drew says that two weeks ago his visa expired, but all of his citizenship issues have been resolved. Drew says that what hasn’t been resolved is the relationship between the two of them. Drew calls Teddy ‘Mr. Long’. Drew says that he came to a realization that he has wronged Teddy in so many ways. He says that he knows that it is never too late to say ‘I’m sorry’. Teddy tells Drew that it is never too early to say that you’re a liar. Teddy says that it is obvious. Drew used to have Mr. McMahon in his back pocket, but now that he is not here any more, there will be no more special privileges for Drew. For the first time since he debuted on Smackdown, he will be on the same playing field.
Drew says that he couldn’t agree with Mr. Long more. Drew says that he wanted to let Teddy know that he is personally nominating Teddy for a spot in the Class of 2011 for the WWE Hall of Fame. Drew says that Wrestlemania weekend is going to be huge for Atlanta. He wants Teddy to think about getting his Hall of Fame ring in his home town while Drew McIntyre main events Wrestlemania. Teddy says that Drew got one thing right. Wrestlemania will be a big thing in Hotlanta. Teddy says that he would love nothing more than to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Teddy tells Drew that the only way he would be World Champion is if he won the Money in the Bank match. Teddy tells Drew that he thinks he can win the match. Drew thanks Mr. Long. Teddy tells Drew that there is one thing that he would like Drew to do. Teddy tells Drew to get on his knees and beg for it. Drew wants to know if Teddy is serious. Teddy tells Drew exactly how it is done and we see the footage from a few weeks ago when Teddy had to beg to keep his job.
Teddy tells Drew if he wants to be the Chosen One so bad, he can get down on his knees. The crowd chants for Drew to get ‘on your knees’ and he thinks about it and then does it. Teddy tells Drew to repeat after him. Teddy tells Drew to say that Teddy is the most handsome, debonair, high class, sharp dressed, and intelligent. Teddy tells Drew that he wants Drew to say that it is an honor and a privilege to have Teddy Long as his boss.
Drew wants to know that he is now in the Money in the Bank Match. Teddy tells Drew that he is not in the match right now. Teddy tells Drew that if he wants to get into the match, he has to earn it. Drew will have to beat a man he doesn’t have a lot of luck with. That man is Kofi Kingston. Teddy wishes Drew luck.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero versus Montel Vontavious Porter versus Chavo Guerrero in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Chavo and Dolph attack Porter as the bell rings and Chavo tries to impress Vickie who has joined Todd and Matt at the announce table. Porter kicks Ziggler and Chavo and then he punches them. Porter with an Exploder suplex to Ziggler followed by a hard Irish whip to Chavo. Porter with a forearm to Ziggler but Chavo hits Porter from behind. Porter is the victim of a double suplex from Ziggler and Chavo. Ziggler with a near fall and Chavo watches. Ziggler with a kick to the back. Porter holds on to the ropes and he back body drops Chavo over the top rope to the floor. Ziggler charges at Porter and Porter sends Ziggler to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Porter gets a near fall on Ziggler. Ziggler with a knee to Porter followed by a punch and kicks. Porter with a kick to the knee. Chavo trips Porter as he comes off the ropes and Chavo punches Porter. Ziggler joins in the assault on Porter as the two on one attack continues. Porter blocks a punch and connects with one on Chavo. Porter with a back elbow to Ziggler. Porter with a punch to Chavo followed by a back kick to Ziggler, but Chavo is able to take Porter down with a drop toe hold. Chavo holds Porter as Ziggler goes to the turnbuckles. Ziggler takes too much time and Porter sends Chavo into the turnbuckles and Ziggler gets crotched. Porter with a superplex to Ziggler and all three men are down.
Chavo gets to his feet first and he stands over both men. Chavo looks at the briefcase and a light bulb goes off over his head. Vickie yells at Chavo because that wasn’t the plan. Chavo covers Porter but he can only get a near fall. Vickie leaves the announce table and yells at Chavo about how that is not what they talked about. Chavo with another near fall on Porter. Chavo argues with Vickie and Ziggler with a forearm to the back of the head and then he kicks and punches Chavo. Ziggler yells at Chavo and tells him not to ruin it for him. Chavo with punches to Ziggler followed by a kick and Chavo hits the Three Amigos. Chavo gets back body dropped by Porter and then he connects with a forearm to Ziggler. Porter with a big boot to Chavo and then he tosses Ziggler in the air and he lands face first on the mat. Porter with a forearm to Chavo followed by a kick to Ziggler and he throws Dolph to the floor.
Porter with the facebuster and it is time for the Ballin’ Elbow but he sees Ziggler charging at him so he hits an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Porter hits the elbow and then he hits the Play of the Day but Vickie pulls the referee out of the ring. Vickie yells at the referee on the floor and that allows Ziggler to apply the sleeper. Vickie pulls Chavo out of the ring so he cannot mess up the plan any more. Porter is out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Vickie goes into the ring and celebrates with her man.
We go to commercial.
We are back with an Alberto Del Rio video package. He walks down some stairs and he talks about inspiration. He says that it is an admirable quality to possess. He rhetorically asks how someone inspires someone. He says that you cannot show an ounce of fear. He says that you can always accomplish the impossible. He says that it is a natural gift that is unachievable by others. That is what makes you the embodiment of inspiration.
Rey Mysterio is in the trainer’s room and Josh Mathews is there as well with Dr. Michael Sampson. Josh mentions Rey’s ankle injury from last week. Josh asks the doctor for his diagnosis. The Doctor says that Rey has a ligament tear so they are going to try to get the swelling down and let him get some rest. He wants to let Rey get some rehab on the ankle.
Josh asks Rey if the injury will affect his title defense. Rey says that he feels some pain . . .
Rey is interrupted by Jack Swagger who storms into the training room and tells everyone to leave. Jack grabs Rey by his injured ankle and he puts him in the ankle lock. Jack pulls Rey into the hall and then drags him through the hallway while keeping Rey in the ankle lock. Jack yells at Rey as he pulls him further into hallway and then he slams Rey’s knee into a plastic support. Rey is sent into foam padding against the wall. Jack pulls Rey by his ankle and then he stands over Rey and then he returns to the ankle lock as they go into the arena.
Rey tries to fight out of the hold but he cannot escape. A referee and the medical staff stand around until Swagger releases the hold because he sees the Big Show coming at him.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Jack Swagger’s attack on Rey Mysterio’s injured ankle.
Before our next match, we take a look back at last week’s Peep Show when Matt Hardy attacked Christian. Those two men are now going to be part of a team in the next match.
Match Number Two: Christian and Matt Hardy versus Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer
Hardy and Hawkins start things off and they lock up with Hardy putting Hawkins in a side head lock. Hardy with a shoulder tackle. Hawkins tries for a hip toss but Hardy blocks it and hits a short arm clothesline on Hawkins. Hardy works on the arm and sends Hawkins to the mat. Hawkins with a forearm and he runs Hardy into his corner. Archer tags in and then he Irish whips Hawkins into Hardy in the corner. Archer gets a near fall on Hardy and then he chokes Hardy in the ropes. Archer argues with the referee and that allows Hawkins to kick Hardy in the head. Archer with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Hardy punches Archer but Archer with a kick and Irish whip. Archer charges into an elbow and then Hardy with a tornado DDT and both men are down. Christian pulls Hardy over the top rope to the floor and then he walks away.
Archer pulls Hardy back into the ring and Archer with the inverted DDT and he tags in Hawkins who hits the top rope elbow drop for the three count.
Winners: Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Drew McIntyre versus Kofi Kingston in a Win and Drew gets in Money in the Bank Match
Kofi tries for a quick rollup but can only get a near fall. They lock up and Drew backs Kofi into the corner and Drew misses a punch in the corner. Kofi with a side head lock but Drew with a take down but Kofi holds on. Drew with a punch to the midsection but Kofi with a cross body for a near fall. Drew sends Kofi to the mat and he gets a near fall. Drew with forearms across the chest and then he locks in a reverse chin lock. Drew with forearms followed by a near fall. Drew with a kick to the head but Kofi with a monkey flip for a near fall. Drew with a kick and he sends Kofi into the turnbuckles. Drew with a kick but Kofi fights back. Drew with a kick to the midsection followed by a punch and Drew gets a near fall. Drew with a neck breaker to the knee and he gets a near fall. Kofi with a rollup for a near fall as Drew complains about the count. Drew with a kick to Kofi followed by a forearm. Drew with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick. Kofi tries for a springboard move but Drew kicks the ropes and Kofi lands awkwardly. Drew cannot capitalize and he gets a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew has Kofi in a chin lock with the arm isolated but Kofi with a hip toss to escape. Drew with a running back elbow but he misses a leg drop. Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick. Kofi tries for the SOS but Drew blocks it and runs Kofi into the turnbuckles. Drew puts Kofi on the top turnbuckle and Kofi blocks a punch and connects with forearms. Kofi with kicks and a modified Shadows over Hell for a near fall. Kofi with a leaping clothesline and it is time for the Boom Drop and he hits it. Kofi signals for Trouble in Paradise but Drew ducks it. Kofi hits a back heel kick for a near fall. Kofi with a forearm to Drew but Drew with an elbow and then Kofi holds on to the ropes but Drew with a reverse Alabama Slam for a near fall. Drew tries for the double underhook DDT but Kofi escapes. Kofi with an Irish whip and then he tries for a Tornado DDT but Drew pushes him off. Kofi with a drop kick that sends Drew to the floor. Kofi with a suicide dive onto Drew and both men are down on the floor.
The referee starts his count and Kofi sends Drew to the ground. Drew is returned to the ring and then Kofi sets for a Boom Drop on the apron but Drew sends Kofi into the ring post. Drew pulls Kofi in and hits the double underhook DDT for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Drew points to the briefcase above the ring.
It is time to look back at last week’s Smackdown when Serena showed the video cleared CM Punk of any wrongdoing related to the Undertaker. We also see Punk berate Serena.
Rosa Mendes is in the back doing some step aerobics and CM Punk and Luke Gallows watch for a second before Punk shakes his head and walks away.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a new Alberto Del Rio video. He is reading a book and he says that he is proudest of his intelligence. It is fostered by his education. He attended the finest universities in Mexico, the United States, and abroad. It is said that knowledge is power. He says that so many have squandered their opportunities at a formal education. Alberto smells some wine and then says that higher education was like a lactating mother and he was a hungry baby consuming as much knowledge as possible. He says that is why he is the product of a superior education.
CM Punk and Luke Gallows are in the ring and Luke says that last week everyone saw a side of the SES that nobody was supposed to see. That was because of one person. Luke says that if Serena has one shred of decency that she will come to the ring.
Serena comes out and she stands on the stage. She says that this has been the hardest week of her life. She tells Punk that he means more to her than being her leader. She says that Punk is her world. Last week, she made a terrible terrible mistake when she allowed herself to get drunk. She made a mistake when she defied Punk. She wants to tell Punk why she did it. She did it to save and protect Punk. Serena enters the ring. She says that Kane is a monster and he is crazy and out of control. Serena says that she did not know what would have happened to Punk if she didn’t do what she did. She begs for forgiveness.
Luke tells Serena that she is the most pathetic person she has ever seen. He says that there is no way that Punk will ever forgive her. Luke says that it makes him sick to think that he ever considered her a sister in the Straight Edge Society. Luke says that he wanted to kick her out of the SES when he found her in the bar and let her wallow in the horribleness of her addiction. Luke says that it is not his decision and it is up to Punk. He says that Punk showed him the big picture that she was the example for women to live the straight edge lifestyle.
Serena says that she is sorry but Luke tells her that if she is really sorry, she will leave the SES.
Punk takes the mic and he tells Luke that the only good thing he said so far tonight is that it is not Luke’s decision, it is his. Punk looks at Luke and tells him that he forgives her. Luke leaves the ring in disgust.
Serena tells Punk that she can never explain what he has done for her. She promises that she will never fail him again.
Punk tells Serena that she better not and then he gestures for her to embrace the Straight Edge Savior. They hug and Punk and Luke stare down from a distance.
We go to commercial.
Cody Rhodes comes out and he has a mirror on his lower TitanTron video board graphic and he looks at it before he comes to the ring.
Match Number Four: Dashing Cody Rhodes versus JTG
They lock up and JTG with an arm drag and arm bar. Cody gets to the ropes and the referee tells JTG to break. They lock up again and JTG with a hammer lock and Cody backs JTG into the ropes. Cody with an elbow but he misses a punch. JTG goes to the turnbuckles but Cody pulls him off. Cody starts to work on the arm and then he slams JTG and uses the ropes for extra leverage when he stomps on JTG’s chest. Cody with a forearm to the back followed by a snap mare and cravate. JTG with punches to get out of the hold followed by a forearm. Cody with a kick but JTG with a flying back elbow followed b a clothesline and flip shoulder tackle. JTG runs into a forearm and then Cody with a kick to the midsection. Cody with a gourdbuster and punch to JTG. JGT with a sliding uppercut and kick. Rhodes with Cross Rhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to the interview area where Josh Mathews is with Kelly Kelly. Josh asks Kelly about her victories over Michelle McCool and Layla. Josh asks Kelly about her title match at the pay per view against Layla. Layla enters and calls Kelly ‘Smelly Kelly’. Layla says that Kelly must be excited for her first title match. Layla tells Kelly the only way that she will win is if she passes out from Kelly’s horrible smell. Kelly grabs Layla by the throat and Michelle attacks Kelly from behind. Tiffany comes by to check on Kelly.
We go to commercial.
We are back with an Earlier Tonight Moment when Jack Swagger attacked Rey Mysterio in the Trainer’s Room and through the hallways and into the arena.
Big Show is in the interview area with Josh Mathews. Josh asks Show about the attack but Show stops Josh. Show says that he is well aware of what Jack Swagger did to him two weeks ago. Show says that he was the first to feel the ankle lock. He says that he never felt pain like that before. He says that Rey is suffering and he knows how bad Rey is hurting. Show says that Jack Swagger put that ankle lock on him and that was the closest he came to feel his bones break. He says that he is one hundred percent tonight. If Jack wants to make people suffer and feel pain in their minds. Tonight, he puts some fear in Jack Swagger. Tonight, he makes Jack Swagger suffer.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Big Show versus Jack Swagger
Show and Swagger have some words before the match starts. Swagger goes for the ankle but Show pushes him away. Swagger goes for the waist again but Show with an elbow and he tries for a slam but Swagger lands on his feet and Swagger tries to clip Show. Show picks Swagger up and sends him to the mat. Show with a punch to the midsection and then it is time for a chop. Show chokes Swagger in the corner and then it is time for the Shhh Chop. Show with another chop to Swagger and then he asks Swagger if he wants to make people suffer. Show with an Irish whip and then Show announces that the train is leaving the station and he hits a running butt splash in the corner followed by a running shoulder tackle that sends Swagger to the floor.
Swagger punches Show in the leg but Show pulls Swagger onto the apron. Show is dropped across the top rope and then Swagger runs the ankle into the ring post. Swagger tries for the ankle lock but Show kicks Swagger out of the ring. Swagger returns to the ring and Show sends Swagger to the floor just a fast. Show with a chop on the floor as the referee makes his count. They exchange punches on the floor and Show with a head butt. Show with a chop as Swagger tries for punches to stop Show. The referee makes the ten count and calls for the bell.
Double Count Out
Swagger begs for mercy on the stage as he backs himself into a corner. Swagger with a kick to the knee and a DDT of the leg. Swagger looks at what he did to Show and he goes to the back.
Referees check on Show while Swagger comes through the curtain and he is grabbed in the throat by Kane and Kane tells Swagger that they need to talk. They go into the Red Room and Kane tells Swagger that it was him all along. Kane tells Swagger that he proved it when he said that he liked to make people suffer. Kane says that Swagger made his brother suffer. Swagger says that it wasn’t him. Kane says that what Swagger did to his brother will be nothing. Swagger says that it wasn’t him and Kane calls him a liar. Swagger tells Kane that he thought it was Punk but Punk had an alibi. Swagger says that he has an alibi. Swagger says that he will give Kane his alibi next week. Kane says that if there is the slightest bit of doubt, he says that Swagger will be condemned to hell and a lifetime of eternal suffering.
We go to credits.