WWE Friday Night Smackdown

WWE Friday Night Smackdown

October 26, 2007

Recap by Sassy

Comments by Sassy in italics.

Smackdown is being broadcast from Kansas City, MO on the CW Channel.

Ringside announcers: Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield.

Ring announcer: Justin Roberts

Backstage announcer: Anastacia

Reminder: Cyber Sunday is two days away.

We open with MVP, Matt Hardy, Rey Mysterio and Finlay in MVP’s VIP Lounge for Big Things Poppin’, Little Things Stoppin’. Matt is co-hosting the VIP Lounge with MVP. Finlay is introduced as The Man Who Loves to Fight and Mysterio gets a plug for his new DVD. MVP warns Finlay and Mysterio about getting along in his Lounge with no unnecessary physicality. Mysterio is doing most of his talking in Spanish. Finlay tells Mysterio no one around here speaks Mongolian and to speak English. Mysterio says he can speak English, Spanish and Spanglish. MVP reminds them they are talking about their match at Cyber Sunday. Mysterio reminds MVP that he and Matt have a match at Cyber Sunday. MVP says he doesn’t want to beat Matt at Cyber Sunday because he is his friend. Matt reminds the fans they get to make the choices regarding the matches. Matt wants a classic wrestling match with MVP but MVP says that he is better than Matt in a wrestling match and Matt knows it. MVP brings up the match again between Mysterio and Finlay and Finlay starts pushing Mysterio, which causes Mysterio to dive on Finlay. MVP puts five hundred dollars on Finlay and Matt puts five hundred dollars on Mysterio. Mysterio takes Finlay out of the ring onto the floor.  It appears Matt wins the bet.

Anastacia is backstage with Batista. They show a rerun of Batista’s interview with JBL and JBL getting speared. JBL is one of the choices for referee in Batista’s match at Cyber Sunday. Batista says that JBL got exactly what he deserved last week. Batista says that no matter who the ref is at his match with The Undertaker, Austin, Foley, or JBL, they need to stay out of his way.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

The Big Red Machine Kane, weighing 323 lbs.

Vs.

The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry, weighing 392 lbs., from TX

Audience favorite: Kane

My favorite: Kane

Winner: Kane after a choke slam, a pin and a three count.

Mark Henry is a big boy but Kane is much more agile in the ring.  Kane entered this match with injured ribs, which isn’t going to help Kane. And Kane manages to choke slam Henry!  Kane, The Great Khali, Big Daddy V and Mark Henry will be in a Monster’s match next week.

We now see the announcer’s table and JBL, true to form, is running a “Vote for JBL” for Cyber Sunday campaign. We see a video of Mick Foley who is running against JBL and Stone Cold Steve Austin on Cyber Sunday. JBL lets us know that he will be interviewing The Undertaker tonight on Smackdown.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, we see a Diva Search promo. We are down to Brooke and Eve as the final two contestants. They talked and I fast-forwarded through it. Someone will be voted off the search this week.

We see the Save Us 222 video again.

MVP, weighing 248 lbs., from Miami, FL

United States Champion and one half of the Tag Team Champions

&

Matt Hardy, weighing 236 lbs., from Cameron, NC

One half of the Tag Team Champions

Vs.

Finlay, weighing 233 lbs., from Belfast, Northern Ireland

&

Rey Mysterio, weighing 155 lbs., from San Diego, CA

Audience Favorites: It appeared to be Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio

My favorites: I like all four of the wrestlers in this match.

Winners: MVP and Matt Hardy after Finlay attacks Rey Mysterio and MVP gets the pin and the three count.

This match turned out to be a tough one for Matt Hardy.  He suffered a 7-inch gash to the head after hitting his head against Mysterio’s knee brace. There have been varying reports as to how many stitches it actually took to close the wound; however, Matt’s eye was swollen shut.  Matt reported via his MySpace page that he would be at Cyber Sunday no matter what.

Commercial break before the match begins.

Back from commercial break.

We all know Matt and Mysterio are great high fliers.  I have no doubt that Finlay is tough – he is also the oldest wrestler in the ring.  MVP has become very impressive in the ring as of late and although he is not the same in the air as a Matt or a Mysterio, he is very good at what he does. Mysterio is the smallest man in the ring but that never seems to stop him from taking the big guys out. Matt and MVP have the edge in this match not only because they are good in the ring with totally different wrestling styles; they have worked together before. We have all four men in the ring arguing with each other and we go to

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

All four of these men are working hard in this match. Finlay tries to tag and Mysterio refuses. It could have to do with the argument that was going on in the ring prior to the commercial break. Mysterio finally does accept the tag. MVP seems to have more speed in this match then he has shown before. Mysterio takes Matt down with a leg scissors and I see the blood on the forehead.  Matt did grab his head when the injury occurred. It isn’t a pretty site and Matt is losing a lot of blood in the ring. A person who saw the match live reported that the wrestling mat had to be changed after this match because of the excess blood. Finlay tags in Mysterio, but Mysterio seems to hesitate taking down Matt due to his injury. Mysterio manages to execute a 619 on both Matt and MVP but Finlay attacks Mysterio behind the ref’s back and MVP gets the pin. MVP then blocks Finlay from getting near an injured Matt Hardy. Nice touch MVP.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, we see a recap of the feud between The Undertaker and Batista.

We are backstage with Vicky Guerrero and Armando Estrada. They are discussing their business relationship between ECW and Smackdown. Who should show up by Jamie Noble to talk to Vicky. Noble wants to discuss the way Vicky has misunderstood what Noble has been trying to do.  He then hits on Vicky, which is a major mistake. Vicky then decides to make a match – Jamie Noble versus Batista. Oops, Jamie Noble has done it to himself again. It was pretty funny though Jamie Noble. I haven't stopped laughing over the bedroom pillow match you had planned for you and Vicky G.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, we see a rerun of the match last week between Jamie Noble and The Undertaker. Ouch.

Batista, weighing 290 lbs., from Washington, DC

Vs.

Jamie Noble, weighing 202 lbs., from Hanover, WV

Audience favorite: Batista

My favorite: Poor Jamie Noble

Winner: Batista in case you didn’t guess right – Batista bomb, pin and a three count.

I’m not sure I can bear to watch Noble get his butt kicked all over the ring again.  How many weeks in a row has he opened his mouth and gotten beat up in the ring? Noble again does his best to get over on Batista but Noble gets speared and a Batista bomb in short order. After the match is over, Batista stares down JBL behind the announcer’s table.  Batista then leaves the ring and walks toward the announcer’s table.  JBL keeps talking to Cole and ignores Batista even with Batista yelling at him and pounding on the table.  Cole is out of his chair just in case of emergency. Batista leaves the arena slapping hands with fans on his way out.

We see a video of Stone Cold Steve Austin who is a choice for referee in the Batista versus The Undertaker match at Cyber Sunday.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

ECW Triple Threat Match

The Miz, weighing 231 lbs., from Cleveland, OH

Vs.

John Morrison, weighing 219 lbs., from Los Angeles, CA

VS.

Big Daddy V., weighing 487lbs., from Harlem, NY

accompanied to the ring by Matt Striker

Audience favorite: I’m not sure

My favorite: John Morrison

Winner: Big Daddy V after an elbow drop to Miz, a pin and a three count.

How unfair can a match be?  With the size of V versus the other two, it should be a no contest hands down. We can all hope Kane decides to come out and take care of V before he can do any major damage to the other two wrestlers. I’m not even sure there is a point to having this match. I don’t want to see V against CM Punk. It is unfair. Morrison would be my choice of the three to go against Punk. I don’t think Miz is good enough to face Punk. Morrison, on the other hand, is a capable wrestler in the ring. V doesn’t wrestle – he bullies the smaller guys. I think Morrison made it out of the ring before he got hurt too much. And why is Matt Striker standing around at ringside when we know he can work the ring?

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, we see KC Chiefs players in the audience.

The Raw Rebound, we see the feud between Hornswoggle and Jonathan Coachman with Regal making a match with Hornswoggle against Umaga, however, Hornswoggle makes a break for hit and Triple H and Umaga go after each other.

All four men are in the ring and there are no introductions -- we don't care about the Chief players in the front row seats.  If we want to see them, we can watch them lose on the football field. We are here to watch wrestling and we don't know the names of the tag team members facing Jesse and Festus.

Jesse & Festus

Vs.

Who knows because no introductions were made.

Audience favorite: I don’t know

My favorites: I don’t know

Winners: Jesse & Festus after Jesse pins whomever their one opponent was for a three count.

Whoever the opponents were, they didn’t get a chance to do much of anything in the ring this time.

We are reminded again about Cyber Sunday being this Sunday and see the matches for which fans can vote.

JBL makes his way to the ring in order to interview The Undertaker.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, we see the part of the interview last week – Batista and JBL in the ring, including the spear to JBL.

JBL is back in the ring awaiting the entrance of The Undertaker. JBL takes the opportunity to inform the fans why they should vote for him, JBL The Wrestling God, as the referee in the Batista versus The Undertaker match at Cyber Sunday. Is JBL actually running for office somewhere?  He certainly does spend a lot of time talking about JBL.

The audience responds by telling JBL how much he sucks. JBL then shows us his own commercial.  He then tells the audience he has gifts for them.  The “gifts” are Vote For JBL t-shirts. JBL says that he went to his buddy, Ralph Lauren, and had the shirts designed. He asks who wants a JBL shirt and the two helpers hand out shirts to the audience. JBL makes sure Michael Cole and Justin Roberts get a t-shirt and then JBL threatens Cole that he will knock him out if Cole doesn’t put on the shirt.  Which Cole does, over his outfit. JBL keeps a shirt for The Undertaker so that he can give it to Undertaker.  Then JBL begins his JBL chant. The audience appears to have a problem chanting with him and instead chant “WHAT”.

The lights go out and we hear the Undertaker’s music. The Undertaker enters the arena and then the ring. The audience does show The Undertaker the appropriate applause. I can hardly wait to see what The Undertaker does with his new Vote for JBL t-shirt.

JBL is looking a little nervous in the ring with Undertaker. JBL says that he will make sure Undertaker wins the match against Batista and that Undertaker should pledge allegiance to JBL and put his shirt on.  JBL then says that he is not asking. Undertaker responds by removing his coat and then his hat. JBL says he would have given him a button for the hat and he could have kept wearing it. JBL says that Batista may have never beaten Undertaker, but JBL has beaten Undertaker more than once.  This invokes a choke slam response from Undertaker. As the camera pans JBL laid out on the mat, we hear Batista’s music.

Batista comes down the ramp toward the ring and The Undertaker. Batista throws the belt in the middle of the ring, invites The Undertaker to come and get him, Batista spears The Undertaker, but as Batista heads back up the ramp, The Undertaker sits up in the ring and stares down Batista.

 

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