November 9, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
Ringside announcers: Michael Cole and John Bradshaw
Ring announcer: Justin Roberts
Backstage interviews: Anastacia
We hear the Biscuits and Gravy entrance music for Jesse and
Tag Team Battle Royal
Teams are eliminated when one member goes over the top rope
and both feet touch the floor. The
last team in the ring will be the winners and will have a shot at the WWE Tag
Team title later tonight against the current champions, Matt Hardy and MVP.
Jesse & Festus, at a combined weight of 501 lbs.
The Major Brothers, Brett & Brian, at a combined
weight of 435 lbs., from NY
Dave Taylor & Drew McIntyre, at a combined weight of
Deuce & Domino, at a combined weight of 465 lbs., from
the other side of the tracks.
accompanied to the ring by Cherry
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore, at a combined weight
of 410 lbs.
Audience favorites: Iím not sure
My favorites: Dave Taylor, Drew McIntyre & Shannon Moore.
The Major Brothers who eliminated Deuce & Domino
Jesse is sent through the second rope by either Deuce or
Domino but Jesse is still in the match because you must go over the top rope to
be eliminated. Everyone appears to be out to get Festus after he takes on
Deuce and Domino.
Eliminated: Festus by every man in the ring with the
exception of Jesse.
Jesse & Festus are out of the competition.
Since the bell didnít ring, Festus is ready to go back in
and beat on more wrestlers. The referee tries to stop him but, fortunately,
Jesse is there to pull Festus away from the ropes.
Eliminated: Jimmy Wang Yang by Dave Taylor
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore are out of the
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break.
Eliminated: Dave Taylor by one of the Major Brothers
Dave Taylor & Drew McIntyre are out of the
Eliminated: Deuce & Domino by one of the Major
Deuce & Domino are out of the competition.
The Major Brothers have a shot at the Tag Team Titles
We are backstage with Torrie Wilson and Michelle McCool who
are joined by Chuck Palumbo and then Victoria and Kenny Dykstra. Victoria makes
some remark that McCool doesnít like and McCool attacks Victoria. The two men
separate them. It appears that it will be Victoria and McCool in a match next.
We are reminded we have a match tonight between Rey Mysterio
Back from commercial break, we see a video recap of The Great
Khaliís debut -- a match with The
Undertaker. We are reminded there will be a No Holds Barred match between The
Undertaker and The Great Khali.
Michelle McCool from Orlando, FL
accompanied to the ring by Chuck Palumbo and his
Victoria from Los Angeles, CA
accompanied to the ring by Kenny Dykstra
Audience favorite: Michelle McCool
My favorite: Chuck Palumbo and his motorcycle
Winner: Victoria via pinfall
McCool has been practicing her wrestling moves. Victoria
isnít doing her usual job in the ring these days. I know she can work the ring
better than this. Chuck and Kenny get together outside the ring as Chuck
decides to take out Kenny when he interferes by dragging Victoria out of the
We are backstage with Antastacia and Rey Mysterio. She asks
about Mysterioís match tonight against Finlay. Mysterio tells us he will take
out Finlay Ė I think -- part of what he says is in Spanish and I donít
Back from commercial break, we see the Save Us 222 video.
Vickie Guerrero is backstage with CM Punk from ECW.
Jamie Noble breaks in to thank Vickie for the Rey Mysterio DVD she gave
him last week: The Biggest Little
Man. Noble has a DVD of himself
called Jamie Noble: The Greatest
Little Man and he has a copy just for Vickie. This is a special VHS with bonus
footage just for Vickie. CM Punk tells Noble that his matches have been awesome
the last few weeks. Noble manages to open his mouth again and tells Punk that
Vickie is crazy. Noble tells Punk he could beat him any time and any place.
Vickie tells them both that they will be in a match tonight.
Finlay, weighing 233 lbs., from Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rey Mysterio, weighing 165 lbs., from San Diego, CA
Audience favorite: Rey Mysterio
My favorite: I like them both.
Winner: Finlay with the Celtic Cross.
The audience is all pro Mysterio. JBL is upset because the
audience is bad mouthing Finlay.
BREAK DURING THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, Finlay appears to be in trouble.
Finlay uses power to get back in control of the match. This match has been rough
on both wrestlers. Finlay goes for
his weapon, but Mysterio manages to steer clear of the weapon. There are
numerous attempted covers in the match. Mysterio misses the first 619, but
manages to get the second one. Finlay gets the Celtic Cross and gets the three
Finlay throws Mysterio out of the ring onto the floor and
then proceeds to nail Mysterio in the head with a laptop compter. The ref
manages to get in between the two and back Finlay off.
Finlay goes as far as to get his weapon and goes back. The ref tries to
keep Finlay at bay with Mysterio on the floor and manages to make Finlay leave
Mysterio is on the floor with his mask off but his face is
covered with a towel. Mysterio landed hard on his shoulder earlier but his
head may have taken a direct hit with the laptop.
Back from commercial break.
CM Punk, weighing 222 lbs., from Chicago, IL and ECW
Jamie Noble, weighing 202 lbs., from Hanover, WV
Audience Favorite: CM Punk
My favorite: I like them both.
Winner: No winner was announced, interference by Miz
At least Noble is getting more and more matches in his
height and weight area. If Noble decided to actually wrestle in the ring, I
think this could be a great match. There were some good wrestling moves by both
men in this match and Punkís use of boots and the ropes keeps matches alive
and moving. I thought when Punk delivered a suicide dive to Noble on the floor,
Punk might have injured his knee, but it appeared to have cleared up before the
match was over. And before the match was over, The Miz showed up to attack
Punk in the ring just as he was about to deliver the GTS to Noble and win the
match. Punk and Miz punch it out in the middle of the ring until Punk delivers a
boot to the side of Mizís head and sends him to the mat. As Punk gets back to
his feet, who else should show up to attack him from behind but John Morrison?
Punk drops Morrison with the GTS and then Noble attacks Punk from behind. I know
the ref rang the bell as soon as Miz hit the ring. Noble takes Punk down with
two knees into the stomach and now all three Survivor Series contestants for the
ECW Championship are down the ring as Noble walks out.
We see Batista in the back area and headed to the ring.
Back from commercial break, we are reminded that Batista has
a hell in a cell match with Undertaker at Survivor Series. Batista enters the
arena and heads to the ring. JBL gets up out of his announcerís chair, claims
he has a cell phone call and climbs over the guardrail into the audience.
Avoiding Batista perhaps? Batista has come out to address his match at Survivor
Series and The Undertaker. He is wishing Undertaker good luck in his match
tonight with The Great Khali. JBL stays on his cell phone the entire time
Batista is in the ring.
We are reminded that The Major Brothers will get a shot at
the tag team title tonight against Matt Hardy and MVP.
Back from commercial break, JBL is back at ringside with
MVP, weighing 248 lbs., from Miami, FL
United States Champion & one half of the WWE Tag Team
Matt Hardy, weighing 236 lbs., from Cameron, NC
One half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
Brett & Brian, The Major Brothers, at a combined
weight of 435 lbs., from NY
Audience favorite: Matt Hardy & MVP
My favorites: Matt Hardy & MVP
Winners: MVP & Matt Hardy when MVP got the pin and
Please donít break up the best comedy team in WWE! Matt
is back for the first time after receiving a nasty gash in the head in a tag
team match with MVP against Rey Mysterio and Finlay. Iím a little surprised
the Major Brothers managed to beat Deuce and Domino to get the title shot. MVP
showboated this match Ė as he always does Ė by tagging himself in and
getting the pin and the win. Matt is obviously not happy with the way the
match went and MVP and Matt leave the match after a little tiff.
This wasnít a very long match but it did give us a
chance to see MVP and Matt in action in the ring. I have always thought Matt was
a better wrestler than MVP but MVP has shown a lot of improvement as of late. We
didnít get the usual comedy relief we get with these two men but they put on a
good show just the same.
We see a video of a match between Batista and The Great Khali
and are reminded about the match Undertaker has with The Great Khali tonight.
Cole reminds us about the passing of Lillian Ellison, The
Fabulous Moolah. We see a video tribute to Moolah. And she was Fabulous.
Back from commercial break, Cole and JBL give us a run down
of the matches scheduled for Survivor Series pay per view.
No Holds Barred Match
No count outs and no disqualification.
The Great Khali, 7í0Ē tall, weighing 420 lbs, from
accompanied to the ring by his Interpreter
The Undertaker weighing 299 lbs., from Death Valley
Audience favorite: The Undertaker
My favorite: The Undertaker
Winner: The Undertaker with the triangle choke making
Khali tap out.
Iím not sure why Undertaker requested a No Holds Barred
match with Khali. Undertaker is going to need more than a little voodoo to take
Khali down in the ring. JBL is worried because Undertaker keeps staring at
JBL at the announcerís table. Undertaker manages to take Khali down with a
choke slam but does not get the pin. Khaliís interpreter gets up on the ring
apron and comes dangerously close to meeting the Undertaker up close and
COMMERCIAL BREAK DURING THE MATCH!
a guess, but I believe Smackdown holds the record for most commercial breaks
DURING matches in a two hour time slot.
Back from commercial break, Khali appears to be in charge of
the match and has Undertaker backed into a corner. Undertaker manages to get out
of Khaliís vice grip and delivers another choke slam again but does not get
the three count. Undertaker looks like heís going to go for the tombstone pile
driver but Khali counters the move. Undertaker tries for the triangle choke on
Khali and gets it locked in. Khali taps out and Undertaker wins the match.
Undertaker is getting a great warm up for the World Championship match he has
with Batista at Survivor series.