Night Smackdown is being broadcast from Boston, MA on the CW Network.
announcers: Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield
announcer: Justin Roberts
WWE’s Armageddon pay per view is Sunday, December 16, 2007.
with your cable or satellite company for further information or go to www.wwe.com.
The Rated R Superstar Edge comes to the top of the entrance ramp with a mic. He wants us to welcome back the General Manager of Smackdown, Vickie Guerrero. Vicky comes to the arena in a wheelchair being pushed by Teddy Long. And we get a lot of blah, blah, blah from Edge about how Vickie was mistreated. The audience doesn’t care very much for Edge’ speech either. And then we have a replay of the pile driver Vickie received courtesy of The Undertaker. Vickie takes the mic and reminds us that there is a match at Armageddon for the WWE World Heavyweight title between Batista, the current champion, against Edge and The Undertaker. Vickie says all three men will be in matches tonight on Smackdown. The first match will be Edge. Edge is very upset because he isn’t warmed up and he isn’t prepared but Vickie says that she has made her decision and she needs a ref out in the ring. Vickie yells at Teddy Long to go back to see that Edge’s entrance music is started. Teddy does as he is told and Edge heads to the ring.
know about anyone else, but I have had my fill of the Edge/Vickie romance.
I had enough the first time it appeared and it is getting worse.
Rated R Superstar Edge from Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing 250 lbs.
from Japan, weighing 190 lbs.
favorite: In the ring I like them both
you didn’t see that coming.
Funaki is back from his suspension. Funaki and Chavo Guerrero are the only members suspended that have not made a return to the ring. Chavo is now the only roster member who has not returned to WWE televised programs.
looks like a complete one-sided match as if you wrestling fans couldn’t see
right through it. Here’s hoping Funaki excelled in karate when he was away.
No, he didn’t, but it does appear he has practiced falling a lot. I don’t
want to take anything away from Funaki. He did do a good job
in the ring. Edge can do much better than he is doing in the ring tonight. It
was not a very long match and with a spear Edge takes out Funaki.
the match, Vickie asks for a round of applause from the fans for Edge. She
doesn’t get it. She then tells us that Batista will go one on one with Kane in
a Last Man Standing match and The Undertaker will take on both Mark Henry and
Big Daddy V in a handicap match. Vickie then tells Teddy to take her back to her
office right now.
break – and none too soon I might add.
from commercial break, promo for WWE’s Tribute to the Troops, which will air
Christmas Eve on Raw.
Diva Tag Team Match
McCool from Florida
Michelle’s tag team partner is announced, we see a replay of Jamie Noble’s
win last week against Chuck Palumbo. That’s the match that
McCool told Noble they would go on a date if Noble won and then McCool
inadvertently, or not, caused Palumbo to lose the match. We then see that after
the match Palumbo had a tantrum backstage and patially blames McCool for his
loss to Noble in the riing last week. .
Kelly from Jacksonville, FL
from Los Angeles, CA
to the ring by Kenny Dykstra
from Miami, FL
favorite: I’m not sure
Victoria & Layla
Dykstra getting involved in the match and tripping McCool inside the ring, then
we have Dykstra up on the ring apron arguing with the ref when Victoria
doesn’t get a three count and then we have Chuck Palumbo riding to the ring on
his motorcycle and chasing Dykstra all around the ring. No, Palumbo did not get
off his motorcycle to chase Dykstra. He’s still on the
motorcycle going after Dykstra. McCool is distracted by the commotion outside
the ring. Victoria does a quick roll up and gets the win.
reminds us that we will see a Last Man Standing Match between Batista and Kane.
JBL tells us we will see Rey Mysterio in action after the commercial break.
from commercial break, Chuck Palumbo is backstage and Michelle McCool comes
looking for him. She is complaining because she made him lose his match and he
says that it’s his fault because he can’t do anything right. He’s really
mad because McCool is going out on a date with Jamie Noble. Palumbo puts his
fist through a wall and then walks off.
has it that some fans believe this is leading up to a domestic abuse storyline.
All I can say about that is, bad idea WWE writers, bad idea. It doesn’t help
for McCool to show up tonight with a black eye (she had it last night on ECW)
but I understand she received that in a match against Victoria.
JBL are discussing what just happened backstage and MVP is at the announcer’s
table complaining because Cole and JBL did not announce him and that is rude.
Cole introduces MVP the WWE United States Champion. MVP will defend his
championship against Rey Mysterio at Armageddon.
Mysterio from San Diego, CA, weighing 165 lbs.
Dykstra, weighing 234 lbs.
favorite: Rey Mysterio
favorite: I like them both
show that Friday Night Smackdown has a higher Latino audience than any other WWE
show and that is attributed to Rey Mysterio. Mysterio is a fantastic ring worker
but Dykstra has a few moves of his own. Mysterio hits the 619 and takes Dykstra
out of the game.
the match, MVP enters the ring but the referee, gets in between MVP and Mysterio
and tells them they can’t fight now. MVP has a mic in his hand and he
congratulates Mysterio for winning his match tonight. MVP wants to talk
about their match at Armageddon and wants Mysterio to see the title belt he will
be wrestling for and he lets Mysterio hold the belt. Mysterio holds the belt and
then hands it back to MVP. MVP says he wants the best man to win at Armageddon
and he wants to shake Mysterio’s hand, but Mysterio refuses. MVP pretends
there is someone coming up behind Mysterio and when Mysterio turns around, MVP
nails him in the back of the head with the title belt. Mysterio is down in the
ring and MVP gets booed all the way up the entrance ramp.
reminds us that The Undertaker will be facing Mark Henry and Big Daddy V in a
handicap match tonight. JBL reminds us that Batista will be facing Kane in a
Last Man Standing match and that match is next.
from commercial break, we see Vickie, Edge and Teddy with Vickie making the
matches for Batista and The Undertaker earlier tonight.
Man Standing Match
count outs, no disqualifications.
only way to win the match is to incapacitate your opponent enough he can’t get
to his feet before the referee counts to ten.
Big Red Machine Kane weighing 323 lbs.
Animal Batista from Washington, DC, weighing 290 lbs.
World Heavyweight Champion
favorite: I like them both
Kane gets a good match against someone close to his size. I don’t think either
of these men is outmatched here even with the weight difference, although Kane
spends more time climbing up and flying into the ring than we ever see Batista
manage. As far as an out and out brawl, which is what this type of match is
obviously all about, suits both of these wrestlers. Cole tells the audience that
Kane has been in last man standing matches before and has done quite well. Both
of these men are taking some hard slams, knocks and bumps in this match. Batista
does go up to the top turnbuckle but gets caught by Kane and both men are down
in the ring. The ref gets to the count of 8 for Kane and 9 for Batista.
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
from commercial break, the poor ref has to go outside the ring and then back
inside the ring several times during the course of the match. They can’t
decide where they want to battle. Now the ref has to go over the guardrail to
count Batista down again because Kane send Batista over the guardrail. Kane
finds a chair but Batista spears him before Kane can use the chair. Kane tosses
Batista into the steel steps and moves them – quite a distance, too. Kane is
after the announcer’s table now and uses a monitor hoping to keep Batista down
for the count. Kane is yelling for Batista to stay down but
Batista isn’t listening. Batista power slams Kane on the announcer’s table
and Edge enters the arena and spears Batista. Both men are down and the ref is
having problems keeping track of everyone. Batista gets to his feet, Edge
charges at him and Batista sends Edge to the floor with a back body drop. Kane
stays down and Batista gets the win only to have Edge nail Batista in the back
with a chair.
reminds us about the Handicap match The Undertaker is in tonight.
from commercial break, we see a replay of the end of the match between Batista
and Kane that concluded before the commercial break.
Vickie are backstage. Vickie wants two aspirins for her neck and some coffee.
Edge tells Teddy to go fetch for Vickie. Can this get any worse? Yes,
it can. Now we have the audience being sick and me ignoring
the television set.
Rebound: Replay of parts of the Monday Night Raw XV Anniversary show. Carlito
and Jeff Hardy had a great ladder match on Monday Night Raw. Cody Rhodes and
Hardcore Holly became the new WWE World Tag Team Champions when they beat Lance
Cade and Trevor Murdoch.
weighing 291 lbs.
to the ring by Jesse
break before Festus’s opponent is announced.
from commercial break, replay of part of last week’s match where Jesse &
Festus faced John Morrison and The Miz, the WWE Tag Team Champions.
Miz weighing 231 lbs.
half of the WWE Tag Team
to the ring by John Morrison
than seeing Miz get kicked all over the ring, I’m not sure about the rivalry
that has suddenly popped up between these two tag teams. I still haven’t
gotten over the fact that Morrison and Miz have the tag team titles. Festus has
Miz up on his shoulders, Morrison is on the ring apron, Jesse comes around the
ring to get in Morrison’s business, Festus swings Miz’s feet around and
knocks Morrison off the ring apron and to the floor. Power slam, cover and the
three count – Festus wins the match.
and Festus go up the ramp to leave the arena, Teddy Long enters and heads toward
the ring. Teddy is here to read an announcement. The next match on Smackdown
will feature the former WWE World Champion, the 7’3”, 420 lbs. Punjabi
Giant, The Great Khali and his opponent, Hornswoggle. The name Hornswoggle
brings a rousing cheer from the audience.
from commercial break.
Punjabi Giant The Great Khali
to the ring by his interpreter
Winner: I don’t know.
don’t think there was a match.
the match can begin, we hear Finlay’s entrance theme and Finlay enters the
arena. Finlay does not head to Hornswoggle’s corner. He
enters the ring to face Khali. Finlay whales on Khali with the shillelagh until
the ref takes it away from him but that doesn’t stop Finlay from pounding on
Khali who is down in a corner of the ring. Khali’s interpreter enters the ring
with mic in hand and grabs Hornswoggle. He threatens to hurt Hornswoggle if
Finlay doesn’t back away from Khali. Big mistake for the interpreter. Finlay
charges across the ring, Hornswoggle ducks and the interpreter gets laid out
with a clothesline. Finlay picks the interpreter up and tosses him out off the
ring but now Khali is back to his feet and he takes Finlay down with one big
hand. Khali lays Finlay out with a Khali bomb.
consistent matches putting Hornswoggle in danger is getting a little on the
stale side even though it is amusing to see Hornswoggle and his sneaky ways of
getting out of facing his oversized opponents and I really like to see Finlay in
reminds us about The Undertaker’s match tonight.
from commercial break, McCool is backstage with Kelly and they are discussing
Palumbo’s recent temper issues. They enter the locker room and there are
flowers with big balloons waiting for McCool. McCool thinks they are from
Palumbo but Jamie Noble appears with a single flower in his hand. He takes off
McCool’s hat and notices she has a black eye. Noble wants to know if Palumbo
gave her the black eye because if he did, Noble is going to handle it. McCool
says Palumbo didn’t do it, that it happened over in Europe. Noble wants to
know if McCool is going to back out on their date and she says that a deal is a
deal and Kelly says they should go out on a double date with Kelly and Balls
Mahoney. Noble and McCool decline the invitation and Noble tells McCool he has
bought her a nice dress to wear on their date.
Cole and JBL give us a rundown of the matches scheduled this Sunday.
Orton, current champion vs. Y2J Chris Jericho
One Contender’s Match at the Royal Rumble
H vs. Jeff Hardy
Kennedy vs. HBK Shawn Michaels
Punk, ECW Champion & Kane vs. The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry &
Big Daddy V
vs. The Great Khali
States Championship match
current champion vs. Rey Mysterio
World Heavy Weight Championship, triple threat
current champion vs. The Undertaker and Edge
Matt Striker, Mark Henry and Big Daddy V on their way to the ring.
from commercial break.
on 1 Handicap match
Daddy V from Harlem, NY, weighing 487 lbs.
to the ring by Matt Striker
World’s Strongest Man Henry from Texas weighing 390 lbs.
Undertaker from Death Valley weighing 299 lbs.
favorite: The Undertaker
favorite: The Undertaker
Undertaker is outweighed in this match but he should be much quicker than the
two men in the ring. I hope The Undertaker brought reinforcements. I think
Undertaker is planning on boxing both men out but it doesn’t work. The
Undertaker’s boot will take V down to the mat. Undertaker choke slams Henry
and gets the win.
the match is over, V decides to work over Undertaker but Undertaker does fight
back against both men. It doesn’t do any good as Undertaker ends up down on
the mat and is squashed by both of the big wrestlers in the ring. Edge manages
to make it to the ring but there isn’t much left of The Undertaker to worry