Friday Night Smackdown

Friday Night Smackdown

March 7, 2008 – Recap by Sassy

Last week on Smackdown

The Big Show defeated on Jody Ryder and Jay Garland in a 2 on 1 Handicap Match.

Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore defeated Deuce and Domino in tag team action.

Chuck Palumbo defeated Jamie Noble

MVP will have to defend his WWE United States Championship on this week’s Smackdown.

Smackdown is broadcast from Cleveland, OH

On the CW network

Ringside announcers: Michael Cole and Jonathan Coachman

Ring announcer: Justin Roberts

Michael Cole reminds the audience we are 23 days away from Wrestlemania.

The show begins with The Rated R Superstar Edge and Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero in the ring. Edge welcomes the fans to The Cutting Edge. Smackdown Assistant General Manager Theodore Long is standing by in the ring as well. Edge tells the audience that The Undertaker will lose his winning streak when he faces Edge at Wrestlemania. Edge calls himself the Phenom. Vickie says that tonight The Undertaker will taking on Edge, Curt Ryder and Zack Hawkins in a 3 on 1 Handicap Match. Teddy does not look happy. Edge tells the audience that the other half of the tragedy at Wrestlemania will be the man whose career will come to an end and he introduces The Nature Boy Ric Flair as Edge’s guest on The Cutting Edge tonight.

Flair styles and profiles his way to the ring with the audience on their feet to greet him. Flair will face HBK Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania in a Career Ending Match. Edge thanks Flair for being on the show and tells him to grab a seat and get comfortable. Flair sits down. Edge says that everyone heard Michaels this week on Raw and in a little over three weeks, it’s over. Flair tells Edge that the show will go on and he will be Michaels and wrestle long after Wrestlemania. Edge says that he didn’t have Flair on the show to talk to Ric Flair the retiree, he wasn’t to talk to Ric Flair the loser. The audience gives Edge a little lip for his remark. They then get loud with “you suck” chants and it gets even louder. Flair tells Edge that Edge’s fans are talking to him. Edge mentions that Flair has lost to The Undertaker and one of those losses at Wrestlemania. Flair tells Edge that Undertaker is going to take the WWE world title at Wrestlemania. Flair then tells Edge that his relationship with Vickie is a sham and that Edge has used Vickie and Edge will still lose his title at Wrestlemania. Vickie yells at Flair and then Edge tells Flair he wants him to watch the three on one handicap match tonight because next week there will be a three on one handicap match against Flair. Edge says they won’t jeopardize his career, just his general well being. Vickie says that next week on Smackdown it won’t be a regular handicap match, it will be a 3 on 1 steel cage handicap match. Edge gets in Flair’s face, Flair slaps Edge, Flair takes off his jacket but Vickie stops them from going at it in the ring. Teddy Long is smiling as he watches Edge rubbing his face where Flair smacked him.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, promo for Wrestlemania, just 23 days away.

Cole tells the audience that tonight The Animal Batista will take on M.V.P. for the WWE United States title. Batista will face Umaga at Wrestlemania.

Chavo Guerrero, WWE ECW Champion

John Morrison

&

The Miz, WWE Tag Team Champions

Vs.

Jesse

&

Festus

At a combined weight of 501 lbs.

&

CM Punk from Chicago, IL, weighing 222 lbs.

Audience favorites: I’m not sure

My favorites: I like Jesse, Festus, CM Punk, John Morrison and Chavo Guerrero

Winners

Festus

&

Jesse

&

CM Punk

There was a commercial break during the match but we are getting used to that.

Jamie Noble is backstage with Michelle McCool. She tells Noble he doesn’t have to prove anything to her, but Noble says that he know that she is hot for him like all the other women do. Noble says that the is not a one-woman man and that he is going to let her go so that he can find another woman. McCool says that she understands completely.

Cole reminds the audience about the 3 on 1 Handicap Match tonight. Coming up next is Batista and M.V.P.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, WWE Slam of the Week – Batista versus M.V.P. three weeks ago when Batista won the match.  Batista versus M.V.P. two weeks ago when Batista won the match.

WWE United States Championship Match

M.V.P. from Miami, FL, weighing 248 lbs.

Vs.

The Animal Batista from Washington, D.C., weighing 290 lbs.

Audience favorite: The Animal Batista

My favorites: I like them both

Winner

M.V.P.

As a result of a count out

M.V.P. retains the WWE United States Championship

There was a commercial break in the middle of this match, too.

Now I ask you, is it M.V.P.’s fault he can move faster than Batista even if he was just trying to get away from Batista?

Monday Night on Raw is replayed – JBL tells McMahon two weeks ago that Hornswoggle is not his son, Hornswoggle is Finlay’s son. Last week McMahon asked Finlay if JBL was telling the truth and Finlay says that JBL was telling the truth. JBL was not in the arena, he was at the hospital so he could beat up Hornswoggle – again. JBL is going to take on Finlay at Wrestlemania. Here’s hoping Finlay beats JBL so bad that he’ll return to the announcer’s table…

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, promo for WWE Wrestlemania Special Edition March 08 magazine.

Edge and Vickie are backstage – it could be worse, they could be back in the ring – but someone knocks on the door and Jamie Noble enters. Noble wants a match with Chuck Palumbo tonight. Vickie says that Palumbo has beaten him twice. Noble says he isn’t afraid of Palumbo. Vickie says that Palumbo is facing Kane tonight but since Noble likes to fight guys bigger than he is, he can take on The Big Show. Noble just doesn’t know when to stop his jaws from moving!

Cole reminds the audience about the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony the night before Wrestlemania. 

Those inducted so far in the Class of 2008 are

The Nature Boy Ric Flair, the only active wrestler to be inducted

Peter Maivia, The Rock’s Grandfather

Rocky Johnson, The Rock’s Father

The Rock will be there to induct his father and grandfather.

&

Mae Young

Monday Night Raw is a three-hour special with superstars from all three brands who will be in rematches from past Wrestlemania.. Promo for next Monday Night Raw. Floyd “Money” Mayweather will be on Raw.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break. the guest hostess at Wrestlemania will be Kim Kardashian.

Swimsuit Contest

Coach is in the ring to announce the competitors.

Eve Torres

Cherry, minus her skates

Maryse

Victoria

Michelle McCool

Coach tells the girls that for the next four weeks, they will be competing for the best WWE Diva on Smackdown. They will not only win that title, they will win a custom built motorcycle courtesy of Beverly Hills Choppers. Promo for Beverly Hills Choppers.

Fans must cast a mobile vote for their favorite diva and one person will be eliminated next week. Catfight between Eve and Maryse until McCool goes after her and Victoria and McCool face off in the ring. Victoria goes out of the ring and down to the floor. Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, Rey Mysterio’s announcement that he had to have surgery on a torn bicep in his arm. Photos of Mysterio in the hospital in San Diego, CA.

The Big Red Machine Kane weighing 323 lbs.

Vs.

Chuck Palumbo from San Diego, CA, weighing 280 lbs.

Accompanied to the ring by a nice ride

Audience favorite: Kane

My favorite: I like them both

Winner

The Big Red Machine Kane

The Big Show is heading toward the ring for his match against Jamie Noble. That match is next.

Promo for Wrestlemania XXIV.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break. this week on Monday Night Raw when The Big Show took on Brandon “The Thrill” Hill in a Mixed Martial Arts Exhibition Match with Floyd “Money” Mayweather watching via satellite in Las Vegas, NV. Mayweather will face Big Show at Wrestlemania XXIV. Promo for that match.

Jamie Noble from Hanover, WV, weighing a whole lot less than his opponent

Vs.

The Big Show, 7’0”, weighing 430 lbs.

Audience favorite: I’m not sure

My favorite: I like Big Show but Jamie Noble is great in the ring

Winner

The Big Show via disqualification

The Big Show asks for a mic in order to address the audience and says he knows that most of them don’t like him but Mayweather is liked even less.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, the Raw Rebound – the Maria Playboy cover thing – again. And, again, I’ll fast forward through it.

3 on 1 Handicap Match

The Rated R Superstar Edge

&

Curt Hawkins

&

Zack Ryder

Vs.

The Undertaker

Audience favorite: The Undertaker

My favorite: The Undertaker and Edge

Cole informs the audience that next week on Smackdown it will be a rematch for the WWE United States Championship, Batista versus M.V.P. Next week it will a no count outs and no disqualification match.

Winner

The Rated R Superstar Edge

&

Curt Hawkins

&

Zack Ryder

 

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