We are live on tape from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and your announcers are Matt ‘The Don Cherry of Wrestling Announcers’ Striker, Todd ‘The Ron McLean of Wrestling Announcers’ Grisham, and Michael ‘Schiavone’ Cole.
We begin with thirteen of the fourteen men (plus Alex ‘Seat Filler’ Riley) involved in the Bragging Rights Elimination Match in the ring with Teddy Long and the Bragging Rights Cup. This week there is a red and blue tablecloth on the official presenting table.
Teddy welcomes everyone to Smackdown. He reminds us that there will be an elimination match at Bragging Rights. Teddy announces that he won’t be making the matches tonight, for the first time. He is going to let the Superstars select the matches tonight. Teddy lets the Raw captain choose first, but Miz tells Teddy that he should be thanking him for allowing Team Raw to grace the B Show with their presence. He says that Teddy should be thanking him for the ratings boost that they are going to give this show because of the superstars on ‘this’ side of the ring, not ‘that’ side. Miz says that he has already proven his superiority over Smackdown’s captain so we are going to have a six man tag match. Miz says that he will be joined by Ezekiel Jackson and Sheamus.
Show says that he isn’t surprised that Miz is hiding behind two powerhouses when Miz was always hiding behind him when they were tag team partners. Show asks Miz if he still has the bedwetting problem. Show mentions Sheamus and Ezekiel Jackson as powerhouses so he needs some speed so he chooses Kofi Kingston. Show says that he is also going to choose the heart and soul of Smackdown and that when he is in trouble, he doesn’t call 911, he calls 619 so the third member of the team will be Rey Mysterio.
Edge tells Teddy that since they are making the matches, he wants to be in action tonight. Edge says that he wants a singles match against the most obnoxious, self righteous, condescending, sanctimonious superstar on either brand. Edge says that he wants CM Punk.
Punk is surprised that he is called obnoxious.
John Morrison says that he wants to challenge someone who thinks that he is better than everyone. Someone who thinks that he is too good to be here. Someone who thought that he could be a member of Menudo. Someone who has trouble speaking the English language. Morrison says that he isn’t talking about Jack Swagger. He wants to face Alberto Del Rio.
Swagger says that doesn’t leave a lot for him. He says that he will face the man whose finisher is worse than the Sharpshooter. He says that he isn’t talking about the Miz. He wants to face the superstar with a unibrow and then he will wipe it off his face. He wants to face Santino Marella.
Teddy says that we have our matches so it is time for the first match and it is the six man tag match.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, and Big Show versus Miz, Ezekiel Jackson, and Sheamus in a Bragging Rights Preview Match
Rey and Sheamus start things off and Sheamus with a kick and forearm. Sheamus puts Rey on the turnbuckles and then he is warned by the referee. Sheamus misses with a punch and kick but Rey kicks Sheamus and then hits a head scissors but he runs into a clothesline from Sheamus. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline and then he connects with forearms across the chest and gets a near fall. Rey slides through Sheamus’ legs but Sheamus with a knee and elbow to the back of the neck and Sheamus gets a near fall. Rey with a kick and Kofi is tagged in and he hits a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Kofi with kicks and forearms but Sheamus with a kick and forearms to the back. Sheamus goes after Rey but Rey gets to the floor. Sheamus tries for a slam but Kofi escapes and he kicks Sheamus. Sheamus charges at Kofi but Kofi ducks down and Sheamus goes over the top rope to the floor. Rey with a seated senton from the apron while the referee deals with the members of Team Raw and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ezekiel is now in the match for Team Raw. Kofi and Zeke with kicks to each other followed by an Irish whip by Jackson but Kingston with a pendulum kick in the corner. Kofi with a drop kick to Miz when he tries to interfere on the apron. Kofi tries for a springboard move but he is taken down with a body block. Zeke sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and then he chokes Kofi before tagging in Miz.
Miz with a kick to the ribs and then he chokes Kofi in the ropes and then Sheamus kicks Kofi while the referee was not looking. Kofi with forearms but he cannot make the tag and Miz brings him back into the corner. Sheamus tags back in and he kicks Kofi and connects with a short arm forearm and gets a near fall. Sheamus with a rear chin lock and he has his knee in Kofi’s back. Sheamus with a knee but Kofi with a neck breaker and both men are down.
Miz keeps Kofi from making the tag to Show but Kofi is finally able to make the tag. Show with clotheslines to Miz and he hits a back body drop on Miz and Sheamus. Rey with a seated senton to Sheamus but his momentum sends him to Zeke who presses Rey over his head. Show with a thrust kick that sends Zeke to the floor. Miz goes up top but Show catches him and Show with a choke slam. Show tags in Rey and Rey gets on Show’s shoulders and he connects with a dive onto Miz for the three count.
Winners: Big Show, Rey Mysterio, and Kofi Kingston
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know hat John Cena is a member of the Make A Wish Ambassador Council with Michael Jordan?
Cole, Striker, and Grisham mention the issues surrounding the WWE Title match, especially with John Cena’s involvement with Nexus. We have a video package.
Josh Mathews is in the interview area with Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. Josh asks Dolph about the challenge made to him on Monday night by United States Champion Daniel Bryan for Bragging Rights. We go to the footage from Monday night.
Dolph says that he was jumped from behind and then says that he thought a fan had gotten into the ring wearing his dad’s underwear with his grandfather’s beard. He says that Daniel Bryan versus Dolph Ziggler is like a high school football team taking on the Super Bowl Champions. Dolph says that the high school team might get one or two plays in, but that is it. At least the high school kids have pads to protect them. Daniel Bryan will have nothing to protect him at Bragging Rights.
Match Number Two: Jack Swagger with the Soaring Swagger Eagle versus Santino Marella in a Bragging Rights Preview Match
Santino leaps at Swagger but Swagger forces Santino to flinch. Santino goes for a leg but Swagger with a uranage take down and then he rolls Santino out of the ring and Santino goes to the floor. The Eagle sets to pounce on Santino but Hornswoggle’s music plays and he has the Smackdown flag with him and he uses it to keep the Eagle away from Santino.
Swagger pushes Santino a few times but Santino pushes back and he takes Swagger down with an arm drag. Santino with a side head lock but Swagger gets out of the hold. Swagger with a splash into the corner. Swagger throws Santino over the top rope and Hornswoggle protects Santino again. The Eagle charges at Santino and Hornswoggle and they both do splits to avoid the Eagle. Santino with the Cobra to the Eagle and Hornswoggle with a splash from the ring steps on the Eagle.
Santino returns to the ring and Swagger misses a clothesline. Santino with punches to Swagger and then he does a split to avoid Swagger’s offense. Santino follows that with a hip toss and a diving head butt for a near fall. Santino uncoils the Cobra but Swagger puts Santino in the ankle lock and Santino taps.
Winner: Jack Swagger
After the match, Hornswoggle forces Cole from the announce table for a moment.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Cody Rhodes Grooming Tip. This week Cody talks about dry, crater-like, chapped lips and how they are a turn off for the opposite sex. Cody tells you to dab your finger in some lip balm in a circular motion, making sure not to get too much on your finger. He tells you to pucker up and apply. Cody says that if you are by yourself and getting ready to go to bed, he likes to apply some lip gloss. He says that it is rejuvenating and not just for the ladies.
Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio versus John Morrison in a Bragging Rights Preview Match
They lock up and Del Rio backs Morrison into the corner and he connects with a knee out of the break. Del Rio sends Morrison into the turnbuckles followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Morrison with a double leg take down followed by punches and a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Del Rio sends Morrison into the turnbuckles followed by a back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with a rear chin lock with his knee in Morrison’s back. Del Rio with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip and kick to the back by Del Rio. Del Rio with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Del Rio works on the back and then he returns to the rear chin lock.
Morrison with punches to Del Rio followed by a rollup for a near fall. Del Rio goes for a splash in the corner but Del Rio lands awkwardly. Morrison with clotheslines followed by a leg lariat and Morrison gets a near fall. Morrison with a kick but Del Rio wit a German suplex and bridge for a near fall. Del Rio with shoulder in the corner but he misses the step up enzuigiri. Morrison tries for the corkscrew split legged moonsault but Del Rio gets his knees up and Morrison gets to his feet holding his left arm. Del Rio floats over and puts Morrison in the cross arm breaker and Morrison taps.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
We go to commercial.
We are back with the WWE Rewind: Last week’s battle royal that was won by Team Smackdown with Edge and Big Show surviving.
Match Number Four: Edge versus CM Punk in a Bragging Rights Preview Match
Punk with a kick but Edge is able to block it. Punk with a waist lock and take down. Edge gets to his feet and he works on the arm and puts Punk in a side head lock. Edge with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Edge with a side head lock take down on Punk. Punk backs Edge into the corner and Punk with shoulders to Edge in the corner. Punk with a punch to Edge followed by a hard Irish whip and Punk gets a near fall. Punk with an arm bar to Edge followed by a jawbreaker. Edge with a forearm and punches in the corner. Punk with a slide on an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Edge. Edge tries for the cross body with Punk in the ropes but Punk moves and Edge hits the ropes. Punk gets a near fall and then Punk turns his focus to Edge’s midsection. Punk stomps on the hands and then kicks Edge in the chest and gets a near fall. Punk goes for another head butt but Edge sidesteps it and hits a swinging neck breaker. Punk with a kick and then he drops Edge on the top rope and Edge goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Punk continues to focus on the midsection with a body scissors. Edge with elbows that allow him to get out of the hold. Punk with kicks to the leg followed by a gutbuster for a near fall. Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline but Punk counters with a power slam and both men are down. Edge and Punk exchange punches with Edge gaining the advantage. Punk with kicks to Edge but Edge ducks a kick attempt but Punk escapes an Impaler DDT attempt. Edge with a flying forearm followed by a running forearm. Edge with a half nelson bulldog on Punk for a near fall.
Edge starts to show some frustration as he waits for Punk to get up. Edge tries for a suplex but Punk escapes the hold. Punk gets Edge for the Go To Sleep but Edge counters with an Edge-o-Matic and Edge gets a near fall. Punk with a knee to Edge’s midsection for a near fall. Punk with a running knee into the corner but Edge escapes the bulldog attempt and Edge hits the Impaler DDT but Punk kicks out.
Edge goes to the turnbuckles but Punk kicks Edge’s foot and Edge lands on the turnbuckles. Punk tries for a superplex but Edge holds on to the turnbuckle and Edge drops Punk on the mat. Edge pulls his hair as he waits for Punk to get up for the spear. Alex Riley and Miz come out and pull Edge to the floor and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Edge by disqualification
After the match, Miz and Riley send Edge into the ringside barrier. They check on Punk in the ring and Kofi Kingston comes out and he gives Riley Trouble in Paradise. Miz gives Kofi the Skull Crushing Finale. Tyler Reks gives Miz a Burning Hammer. Morrison with a tornado DDT to Reks. Del Rio sends Morrison into the turnbuckles and hits the step up enzuigiri. Ezekiel Jackson with a spine buster but Swagger puts Jackson in an ankle lock. Santino comes out and Swagger blocks the cobra and Swagger with a Doctor Bomb to Santino. Sheamus with a pump kick. Show makes his way to the ring and he gives Jackson a choke slam. Sheamus with a pump kick that sends Show to the floor. Rey with a drop kick to the knees and Rey hits the 619 on Sheamus. Punk gives Rey Go To Sleep but Edge finishes the succession of finishers with a spear on CM Punk.
Team Smackdown stands together in the ring as Team Raw goes go the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Layla and Michelle McCool are in the ring and they are a little more than a week early with their Halloween costumes. Layla is dressed like a Natalya/Jim Neidhart hybrid while Michelle is dressed like Bret Hart.
Layla introduces her ‘uncle and WWE legend’ Bret Hart. Michelle takes the mic introduces the first third generation diva who is a disgrace to the Hart family. Natalya ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart. Michelle/Bret says that they don’t worship Natalya, they worship him. Michelle/Bret then says that she worships LayCool because they are Flawless.
Match Number Five: Natalya and Kelly Kelly versus Michelle McCool and Layla
Layla and Natalya start things off and Natalya with a waist lock but Layla chokes Natalya in the ropes. Michelle with a kick to Natalya. Layla slams Natalya’s head into the mat and gets a near fall. Michelle tags in and she kicks Natalya in the midsection. She follows that with an elbow to the back of the head. She sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and Layla tags back in. Layla with a snap mare and kick. Natalya blocks the discus clothesline and responds with an STO. Layla wit a kick but Natalya with a butterfly suplex for a near fall. Natalya tells Michelle to mind her business. Layla tries for the Lay Out but Natalya counters with a back slide. Natalya pulls Michelle into the ring when she tries for the Sharpshooter. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter and Layla taps out.
Winners: Natalya and Kelly Kelly
After the match, Natalya attacks her opponent on Sunday.
We go to a tale of the tape for the Randy Orton/Kane match.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Kane video package.
Match Number Six: Randy Orton versus Kane in a Champion versus Champion Non Title Match
Orton and Kane circle each other as they get ready to lock up. Kane with an uppercut to get the first shot in and then he punches Orton in the corner. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with another Irish whip and splash into the corner followed by a side slam. Kane signals for the tombstone but Orton counters it and hits a back breaker. Orton drops down for push ups but Kane goes to the floor before Orton can hit the RKO.
They go to the floor and Orton with punches to Kane followed by a European uppercut. Orton sends Kane into the announce table and then they return to the ring. Orton kicks Kane and Kane goes to the floor. Orton goes after Kane on the floor but Kane with a clothesline. Kane picks Orton up and runs him into the ring apron and ringside barrier. Kane does it all again. Kane sends Orton once more into the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kane has Orton in a bear hug as he continues to work on Orton’s back. Orton with punches to get out of the hold but Kane with a clothesline for a near fall. Kane punches Orton and follows it with knees and a punch to the head. Kane with boots to the midsection. Kane with a hard Irish whip.
Orton fights back with punches but Kane returns to the midsection and takes Orton down. Kane pulls Orton to the floor and he sends Orton’s back into the ring post. Kane drapes Orton over the apron and he punches Orton followed by a boot to the head. Kane gets a near fall on Orton. Kane returns to a bear hug on Orton. Orton with punches to Kane but Kane with a back breaker to Orton for a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline and he hits it on Orton but Orton is able to kick out. Kane motions for the choke slam and he grabs Orton but Orton with elbows to the head.
Orton with punches but Kane with a knee. Kane charges into a boot. Orton with European uppercuts followed by clotheslines but he cannot get Kane off his feet. Orton with a power slam and Kane goes to the apron. Orton tries for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton stares into space and then he twists to the mat for the RKO push ups, but Kane escapes the RKO and hits a big boot to the head. Kane sets for a choke slam one more time but a gong goes off and the lights go out.
The lights come back on and Orton is behind Kane and Orton hits the RKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Kane shows his frustration over losing the match as he goes to the announce table and even knocks over the Bragging Rights Cup. Kane returns to the ring as he looks for the Undertaker.
The arena goes blue after the gong sounds. We have ominous music as Undertaker appears under the ring and he pulls Kane under the ring as we go to credits.