Friday Night Smackdown
October 26, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
Smackdown is being broadcast from Kansas City, MO on the
Ringside announcers: Michael Cole and John Bradshaw
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.
Back from commercial break.
The Big Red Machine Kane, weighing 323 lbs.
The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry, weighing 392 lbs.,
Audience favorite: Kane
My favorite: Kane
Winner: Kane after a choke slam, a pin and a three
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
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
Matt Hardy, weighing 236 lbs., from Cameron, NC
One half of the Tag Team Champions
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
My favorites: I like all four of the wrestlers in this
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Back from commercial break.
ECW Triple Threat Match
The Miz, weighing 231 lbs., from Cleveland, OH
John Morrison, weighing 219 lbs., from Los Angeles, CA
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?
Back from commercial break, we see KC Chiefs players in the
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.
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
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
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