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.
is broadcast from Cleveland, OH
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
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.
Back from commercial break, promo for Wrestlemania, just 23
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
Chavo Guerrero, WWE ECW Champion
The Miz, WWE Tag Team Champions
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
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.
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.
United States Championship Match
M.V.P. from Miami, FL, weighing 248 lbs.
The Animal Batista from Washington, D.C., weighing 290
Audience favorite: The Animal Batista
My favorites: I like them both
As a result of a count out
retains the WWE United States Championship
There was a commercial break in the middle of this match,
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
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
Peter Maivia, The Rock’s Grandfather
Rocky Johnson, The Rock’s Father
The Rock will be there to induct his father and
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.
Back from commercial break. the guest hostess at Wrestlemania
will be Kim Kardashian.
Coach is in the ring to announce the competitors.
Cherry, minus her skates
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.
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
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.
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
Jamie Noble from Hanover, WV, weighing a whole lot less
than his opponent
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
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
Back from commercial break, the Raw Rebound – the Maria
Playboy cover thing – again. And, again, I’ll fast forward through it.
on 1 Handicap Match
The Rated R Superstar Edge
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.
Rated R Superstar Edge