We are live on tape from Detroit, Michigan and your announcers are Matt ‘I can see Canada from my window’ Striker and Todd ‘I know whose favorite place is TGI Fridays’ Grisham.
We will hear from Kane tonight to see if he is going to agree to the No Holds Barred stipulation. CM Punk will face Christian later tonight.
Christian will get some extra exposure tonight because he is in the ring for the Peep Show. Christian welcomes everyone to the Peep Show and before he can introduce his guest, he is interrupted by Ricardo Rodriguez who tells Christian that he is the only person who can introduce Alberto Del Rio.
Alberto shows off his smile for the people of Detroit. Christian welcomes him to the Peep Show and he says that Alberto has made quite the impression in his short time on Smackdown. He has his own ring announcer, he drives the great cars, has tailor made suits. He thinks he is seeing two different guys. There is the guy we see now and the guy we were exposed to in numerous boring and brutal videos. Christian wants to know if it is the guy who is great or the guy who is a cheap fajita . . . all sizzle no steak.
Alberto says that all you need to know about him is what he did to Rey Mysterio. Alberto says that was phenomenal. It tells him everything that Christian needs to know about him.
Christian says that he has been around the WWE for a long time and the WWE Universe knows Christian’s credentials. He has seen the next big thing, a pack of guys dress up like cheerleaders, and he has seen a guy who ate worms and thought he was the Boogeyman. Christian says that he has outlasted them all. He wants to know if Alberto is a flash in the pan or is he the Most Interesting Man in the World.
Alberto asks Christian if he thinks he is funny. He says that of course Christian has done everything because he is the great Christian. Alberto says that he is the man who will change Smackdown forever. He will bring pride to the Mexican people. He says that Christian will be cleaning his house.
Christian reminds Alberto that Rey is a good friend of his. He says that he has pride. Christian challenges Alberto to a match, fight, or whatever he wants at Night of Champions.
Alberto says that he does not think so. He says that if he faces Christian, he will end up like the rest of the people. He will be a peasant. He says that he likes Christian, but in a weird way. Alberto says that it is time for him to go and the interview is over. Alberto says that he will think about the match.
Christian gives him one to think about and he slaps Alberto in the face. Alberto takes off his jacket and scarf and instead of attacking Christian, he leaves the ring. Alberto says that he is done with Christian. He says that his answer is no.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya versus Drew McIntyre and ‘Dashing’ Cody Rhodes
Smith and Drew start things off and they lock up. David backs Drew into the corner and he gives a clean break. They lock up again and Drew backs David into the corner. Drew with a kick and forearm to the back. Drew continues the attack with a punch. Hart with a jackknife cover but Drew bridges out of it and tries for a back slide but Hart tries for a short arm clothesline and misses. Smith with a power slam and he gets a near fall. Drew with a jawbreaker and he tags in Rhodes. Smith with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and then he tags in Kidd.
Smith and Kidd with a double shoulder tackle for a near fall. Rhodes with a leg sweep but Kidd kicks him away. Rhodes with a forearm to Kidd and then he tries to throw Tyson over the top rope but Kidd holds on. Rhodes slides to the floor but Kidd skins the cat and then goes through and hits a drop kick using the ropes. Natalya comes up behind Cody and slaps him in the face. Cody yells at the referee and we go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with a side head lock on Smith. Kidd makes the tag and Kidd with a drop toe hold and elbow drop followed by a kick. Drew with a snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Drew with a slam to Kidd and then he stomps on Kidd’s chest. Drew with an arm bar and he adds a chin lock. Kidd goes to the ropes to escape the hold and he avoids Rhodes trying to interfere and he slingshots into an arm drag. Kidd with a back kick to Rhodes on the apron. Kidd with a rollup for a near fall.
Kidd with a kick to Drew and he goes to the apron. He sees Rhodes trying to interfere and that distraction allows Drew to knock him off the apron and Tyson hits the ringside barrier. Rhodes kicks Kidd while the referee was dealing with Natalya. Rhodes tags in and he sends Tyson into the apron. They return to the ring and Cody with kicks to Tyson. Rhodes with a slam and then he hits the Ric Flair rolling knee drop and he gets a near fall. Drew tags in and Drew stomps on the hand. Drew returns to the arm bar and chin lock. Kidd with an arm drag and he is unable to make the tag because Rhodes knocks Smith off the apron. Rhodes grabs the leg and he takes Kidd to the mat and he stomps on Kidd. Rhodes with a modified camel clutch but Kidd gets to his feet. Rhodes runs into an elbow. Kidd escapes a belly-to-back suplex but Rhodes with a springboard round kick and he can only get a near fall. Kidd appears to have tweaked his knee when escaping the suplex attempt. Drew tags in and he sends Kidd into the corner and he hits a series of short clotheslines in the corner. Drew sets for the Future Shock but Kidd counters and hits a swinging neck breaker and both men are down.
Rhodes and Smith tag in and Smith punches Cody and hits a running shoulder tackle and clotheslines. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut but Smith with a knee and then he sets for the Sharpshooter but Drew interferes. Smith grabs Rhodes for the Hart Attack but Drew trips Kidd and pulls him out of the ring. Smith tries for a power slam but Rhodes counters it and hits Cross Rhodes for the three count.
Winners: Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes
We go to commercial.
We are back and before our next match, Kofi Kingston has something to say to the WWE Universe about his match against Dolph Ziggler at Night of Champions. Kofi reminds everyone that the only reason why Dolph is the Intercontinental Champion it is because of one person, Vickie Guerrero. What kind of woman has his man fight his battles for him? A coward? He says that Dolph’s woman is a nasty, loudmouth beast of a woman. He says that Vickie is keeping the title on her flavor of the month by any means necessary. This time, if Dolph gets disqualified he loses the Intercontinental Title. If he gets counted out, he loses the Intercontinental Title. Kofi says that he is going to do something for the WWE Universe. He is going to win the Intercontinental Title and he will rid the WWE of the most repulsive couple in Smackdown history. As soon as the gold is removed from Dolph’s waist, Vickie will remove herself from Dolph Ziggler. At Night of Champions, there will be Trouble in Paradise.
Match Number Two: Kofi Kingston versus Jack Swagger
Swagger goes for the leg but Kofi stays on his feet. They lock up and Swagger with a single leg take down but Kofi kicks Swagger away when he tries for the ankle lock. Swagger goes for the leg again but Kofi with a kick. Kofi with a kick but he misses a second one and Swagger with a waist lock and forearms to the kidneys followed by a waist lock take down and then he rolls Kofi on the mat. Swagger holds on to the waist lock and then he goes for the ankle but Kofi rolls Swagger through into the ropes. Kofi with punches and forearms to Swagger. Swagger misses clotheslines but Kofi does not miss with a flying forearm and he gets a near fall. Kofi with kicks to Swagger in the corner and the referee warns him. Swagger goes to the floor.
Swagger takes his time getting back into the ring and then he kicks Kofi and connects with a forearm. Swagger with a double overhook into an arm bar. Swagger blocks a kick and then he sweeps the leg. Swagger with a catapult but Kofi holds on to the ropes and then Kofi with a shoulder. Kofi tries for a springboard Superman punch but Swagger catches Kofi and hits a gutwrench power slam and we go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger with forearms to the back while Kofi is hanging into the ring from the apron. Swagger with an abdominal stretch in the ropes while Striker tells us that Swagger was working on the midsection during the break. Kofi with punches but Swagger with a one arm uranage slam. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb and he gets a near fall. Swagger with a front face lock and then he rolls Kofi around the ring and pulls Kofi to the apron. Swagger chokes Kofi in the ropes and punches him while on the floor. Swagger returns to the choke and then he gets a near fall when he returns to the ring. Swagger with forearms to the back and then Swagger returns to the waist lock and turns it into a body scissors. Kofi tries to get out of the hold and he succeeds. Swagger runs into a boot from Kofi and then he tries for the pendulum kick but Swagger blocks it and tries for an ankle lock. Swagger pulls Kofi back into the ring and gets a near fall.
Kofi flails at Swagger to keep him from working on the leg for the ankle lock and then the referee warns Swagger. Kofi gets slingshot into the bottom rope and then he connects with a forearm to the back of the neck. Swagger with a snap mare and a seated abdominal stretch. Swagger with elbows to the ribs to add extra pressure to Kofi. Kofi is able to get to his feet but Swagger with a forearm to the back. Swagger throws Kofi over the top rope but Kofi stays on the apron. Swagger tries for a shoulder but he misses. Kofi with a series of kicks and then he struggles to get to the top turnbuckle but he hits a cross body but he can only get a two count. Kofi still holds his ribs but he is able to connect with a series of chops and then he hits a drop kick. Kofi misses the Superman punch but Swagger misses it. Swagger blocks the SOS and then Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Swagger moves out of the way. Swagger goes for the ankle lock but Kofi is too close to the ropes and he gets them to force Swagger to release the hold. Kofi goes to the floor. Swagger tries to drop kick the steps into Kofi’s knee but Kofi moves. Kofi with a Thesz Press off the steps and then he punches Swagger.
Swagger throws Kofi off and then Swagger returns to the ring. Kofi also returns. Kofi leaps to the corner for punches but Swagger tries for a power bomb. Kofi tries for a rana but Swagger holds on and tries to get Kofi into the ankle lock but Kofi fights out of it and kicks Swagger off. Swagger with a boot to the upper chest and Kofi is down. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb but he connects with Kofi’s boots. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt and Todd mention the professional sports franchises in Detroit. Todd also mentions that while Matt has no problem talking, there is someone who has problems communicating with people. That person is Hornswoggle. It is time to see the latest attempt to get Hornswoggle to talk. We see the attempt with shock therapy two weeks ago. This time he has a nun to help him. Teddy wants to keep it between them and the man upstairs. Teddy introduces Hornswoggle to Sister Mary Frances Andelicious and she corrects him and says that her last name is Aloysius. She is there to teach Hornswoggle how to talk. She calls him Mr. Swoggle and Teddy says that he calls him ‘Horny’ She gives Teddy one strike. She has them write out the first few letters and she is impressed with what Hornswoggle has done (even though it was what Teddy wrote). Teddy doesn’t want the nun to see what he has in front of him and she gives him strike two. Hornswoggle hits her in the back of the head with a paper airplane and Hornswoggle gets Teddy in trouble. She tells Teddy that is strike three. Hornswoggle does not let her hit him in the hand with a ruler. Teddy takes the ruler from the nun and then Hornswoggle bites her hand then cleans the erasers in her face. She says that Hornswoggle needs an exorcism.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Rosa Mendes and Kelly Kelly with Naomi versus Michelle McCool and Layla with Kaval
Rosa and Kelly attack Michelle and Layla while Michelle and Layla have something to say to Naomi at ringside.
Michelle and Kelly get in the ring and Michelle wants Kelly to get back. Michelle says that she can’t do this because of the smell. Layla tells Michelle to take deep breaths. Kelly runs over Michelle and knocks Layla off the apron as the match officially begins.
Kelly with slaps to Michelle and then she sends her to the mat and slams her head into the mat. Michelle tags Layla in and then Kelly with a double clothesline to Layla and Michelle. Kelly sends Layla into her corner and Rosa is tagged in. Rosa tosses Layla by the hair followed by a forearm. Michelle hits Rosa from behind and that allows Layla to hit a back heel kick and then she sends Rosa to the mat. Michelle with a choke and Layla gets a near fall. Layla with a reverse chin lock. Layla sends Rosa to the mat but Rosa with a kick to the head. Layla knocks Kelly off the apron. Rosa with a knee and Kelly distracts the referee and that allows Michelle to kick Rosa in the back and Layla hits the Lay Out and gets the three count.
Winners: Layla and Michelle McCool
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that WWE has been working with Make-A-Wish for 25 years?
Todd and Matt talk about Night of Champions and it is time to look at the Six Pack Challenge Elimination Match.
Layla and Michelle are in their dressing room with Kaval. They have a message for Melina and then call her Lady WaWa. They say that Melina must be eager to see who they are going to face. Michelle says that they have put their names in a hat and they are going to pick out the name of the person who will beat her at Night of Champions. Kaval is going to draw the name. Kaval picks one of the slips and it says Michelle. Michelle is excited while Layla is in a bit of shock. Michelle has to leave while Layla is still bummed out. Kaval tells Layla that Michelle’s name was on all of the slips. Kaval asks Layla if she is surprised. Layla says that Michelle will be surprised when she is standing alone on Sunday at Night of Champions.
Alberto Del Rio has joined Matt and Todd at the announce table. Matt is excited to have Alberto at the announce table with them and Todd wonders why Alberto is at the announce table. Matt asks Alberto about Christian and he says that Christian is a nobody and does not deserve to be in the ring with him. He says that Christian has no class. Todd wants to know when the time will be to accept his challenge and Alberto wonders why Todd is talking to him.
Match Number Four: CM Punk versus Christian
Christian with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Shoulder with another shoulder tackle and he gets another near fall. Punk rolls to the ropes to stop Christian. They have a Greco Roman knuckle lock and Punk with a kick and punches. Christian with a punch to Punk and then he stands on Punk’s back and then he slingshots to the floor and connects with a punch. Punk with a knee to a charging Christian. Punk gets a near fall. Punk with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Punk with a body scissors on Christian and he rakes the eyes. Christian escapes the hold but Punk kicks Christian away and then connects with a kick to the back of the head and gets a near fall. Christian with an elbow but Punk with a double sledge. Punk with a punch to the ribs and then he connects with an elbow to the head as he goes for Christian’s injured forehead. Punk tries for a suplex but Christian blocks it and punches Punk. Punk drops Christian on the ropes and then Punk with a springboard drop kick that knocks Christian to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with a body scissors and chin lock but Christian with elbows to Punk to get out of the hold. Punk tries for an abdominal stretch and Christian fights it off for a few seconds, but Punk is able to apply it. Punk gets a near fall and then he hits a back breaker as he continues to work on Christian’s back. Christian escapes a back breaker and then they both bump heads and they are down. They both get to their feet at nine and then Punk with a kick but Christian with a punch. They exchange punches and then Christian with a running forearm and he connects with a slap. Christian with the corkscrew back elbow from the turnbuckles and then Punk with a kick and he gets Christian up for the Go to Sleep but Christian escapes and he hits the sunset flip from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Punk turns it into a rollup. They roll through a few times and Christian with a near fall. Punk with shoulders in the corner. Punk sets for the running knee into the corner and he connects and he tries for the bulldog but Christian hits an inverted DDT and gets a near fall.
Alberto gets on the mic and he says that he has reconsidered and that distraction allows Punk to hit the Go To Sleep and get the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Alberto gets a chair and he brings it into the ring. Alberto puts the chair on top of Christian and chokes him while he tells Christian that his answer is still no.
Pyro goes off and Big Show comes to the ring. Punk gets out of the ring. Alberto and Show are in the ring. Alberto stands with the chair but it was a distraction to allow Punk to try to hit Show from behind. Punk with a kick and he goes for the knee in the corner but Show pushes him off and connects with the right hand and Punk is out.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to find out if Kane is going to accept the Undertaker’s stipulation for their match on Sunday night.
Kane makes his way to the ring. He says that on Sunday at Night of Champions, the final chapter in the epic rivalry between Kane and his brother the Undertaker will be written. This time the story will not end as it always has before with the vindictive Undertaker triumphantly returning . . . summoning the power of the dark side and vanquishing his opponent with righteous fury. It won’t happen this time. This time, Kane says that he will be the author of the Undertaker’s demise. This time it ends the same way that it started. With the Undertaker sprawled helpless at his feet. A force of nature rendered empty and broken. A myth dispelled. A legend eclipsed. This time, big brother, the dark side will betray you because the powers that were once yours now belong to me. This time, not only will he emerge from Night of Champions still the champion, but the plot that he hatched thirteen years ago will be realized when the phenom becomes a distant memory. Kane says that it ends on his terms.
Last week, Taker said that the match must be No Holds Barred. Kane says that is exactly what he wanted. Kane says that Taker’s pride has played right into his hands. Now there are no limits. There are no rules. There will be No Holds Barred.
Kane tells his big brother that at Night of Champions, the devil’s favorite demon will make sure that Taker rests in . . .
Taker’s gong goes off and the fires go off on the stage while Taker’s video plays on the TitanTron.
The Undertaker comes out and walks to the ring. The lights go down and when they come back up, Kane is behind the Undertaker and he attacks him and sends him into the barrier. Kane runs Taker into the apron and ring steps. Taker struggles to get back to his feet but Kane punches and kicks Taker. Kane sends Taker into the ringside barrier and the ring post. Kane punches Taker in the ribs but Taker fights back and connects with some punches until Kane runs Taker into the ringside barrier and connects with a punch before choking Taker with his boot. Kane sends Taker into the ringside barrier with an Irish whip. Kane sends Taker into the announce table.
Kane rolls Taker into the ring and he waits for Taker to get to his feet. Kane with a splash into the corner and then he gives Taker Snake Eyes and hits the big boot to the head. Kane sets for the choke slam on Taker while Taker struggles to get to his feet. Kane gets Taker by the throat and hits the choke slam. Kane continues to mimic his brother as he waits for Taker to get up for a Tombstone and Kane hits it.
Kane gets to his knees and he mimics Taker’s pose in the center of the ring as his pyro goes off. We go to credits.
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