July 11, 2008 Ė
Recap by Sassy
Last week on Smackdown
In a Golden Dreams Match Michelle McCool defeated
Victoria, Cherry, Maryse & Kelly Kelly in 3 minutes.
In tag team action, Jesse & Festus defeated Curt
Hawkins & Zack Ryder in 4 minutes.
In the best match of the night, Jeff Hardy defeated
John Morrison in 11 minutes.
Samoan Bulldozer Umaga squashed Funaki in 2 minutes.
In a Fatal Four Way Match for the WWE United States
Championship, Matt Hardy retained the title by defeating Mr. Kennedy, The Gold
Standard Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero with Bam Neely in 9 minutes Ė
the second best match of the evening.
Smackdown is broadcast on the CW Network from Baton Rouge,
Ringside announcers: Jim Ross & Mick Foley
Ring announcer: Justin Roberts
Last week The Rated R Superstar and
Friday Night Smackdown general manager shocked Vickie Guerrero by calling off
the wedding. Edge has been having a terrible time since he lost the WWE World
Heavyweight title to CM Punk on Monday Night Raw last week. The only reason I am
bringing this up is because of CM PUNK! CM PUNK! I canít wait for Monday
nights now that Punk has that gold around his waist Ė and the fact that the
first part of tonightís Smackdown is a rewind of what has happened to Edge
during the last couple of weeks.
I guess Edge didnít have enough
mic time last week because heís back and heading to the ring in his street
clothes. Jim Ross reminds the audience that Edge will face The Game Triple H at
Great American Bash for the WWE Championship. The fans remind Edge of what they
think of him with ďyou suckĒ chants. Donít tell me, let me guessÖEdge
has changed his mind. But NO!
Edge says that the wedding is still off. Edge says he is going to prove
all of his critics wrong by beating HHH at the next WWE pay per view. Guerrero
in her wheelchair shows up at the top of the ramp accompanied by Curt Hawkins
& Zack Ryder. Guerrero is putting Edge in a no DQ match against The Big
Show. Edge says he isnít afraid of Show and by the end of tonight, Show will
be a loser just like her. Guerrero has his mic turned off. Is this episode
entitled The Bitch is Back? We go to commercial break.
Matt Hardy from Cameron, NC
weighing 236 lbs.
WWE United States Champion
The Gold Standard Shelton
Benjamin from Orangeburg, SC weighing 248 lbs.
The bad part of this match is going
to be that Benjamin just might be able to outwrestle Hardy but Benjamin will
resort to dirty tricks to win. Benjamin does work some great counters but Hardy
is doing the same. Two close falls from both wrestlers. Another close fall and
Hardy barely gets a shoulder off the mat. Benjamin delivers a neck breaker and
gets the cover and the three count. Time: 5 minutes.
Shelton Benjamin with a neck breaker
This was not a title match and
itís a good thing for Hardy. Benjamin showed his real talent during most of
this match and heís good. WWE needs to put Benjamin in high quality matches
and keep him there.
Hawkins & Ryder are backstage
with Guerrero and they have turned their back on Edge.
They also want a match against Jesse & Festus and she grants it. We
go to commercial break.
Montel Vontavious Porter is at the
announcerís table to watch the next champ.
Mr. Kennedy from Green Bay, WI
weighing 235 lbs.
Domino from the other side of
the tracks weighing 230 lbs.
Kennedy makes sure to make fun of MVP sitting at ringside when he has the mic. Iíve got a feeling that Domino has some wrestling ability that the fans have not seen. The match starts out with a little rassliní but then Domino decides that isnít the way he wants to play. Domino goes for the first cover but Kennedy kicks out. Kennedy gets the second cover and gets a two count. Kennedy catches Domino with the mind check and wins the match. Time: 4 minutes.
Kennedy with a mind check
The match was too short but it was
a decent match. Kennedy and Domino both have talent and it would be nice to see
them in a short feud. After the match, MVP rips off his announcerís gear and
stands outside the ring facing off with Kennedy. Samoan Bulldozer Umaga appears
and takes out Kennedy in the ring.
Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely are
backstage with Edge. Guerrero says heís going to talk to Vickie about how she
has been treating Edge. Guerrero reminds Edge that they are like brothers and he
will straighten everything out. We go to commercial break.
Chavo is backstage with Vickie to
tell her that he canít believe that Edge treated her like he did. He tells her
that the two of them are Guerreros and they have to stick together. She tells
Chavo to cut the crap and tonight Chavo will be competing against HHH.
John Morrison from Los Angeles,
CA weighing 219 lbs.
The Miz from Cleveland, OH
weighing 231 lbs.
WWE Tag Team Champions
Finlay & Hornswoggle
What I wouldnít give to see
Finlay & Hornswoggle to take out Morrison & Miz. As much as I like
Hornswoggle, you have to admit that Finlay has been carrying these matches that
the two of them have as a tag team. Hornswoggle does deliver a couple of
stunners during this match after Finlay tags him into the ring but it doesnít
take long for Morrison & Miz to take Hornswoggle down to the mat.
Hornswoggle delivers a kick to the head of Morrison and makes it to Finlay for
the tag. I really enjoy seeing Finlay take out Miz. Finlay delivers the Celtic
cross to Morrison but Miz breaks it up. As Morrison tags in Miz , Finlay
delivers a smack to Miz with his favorite weapon, Hornswoggle delivers the
tadpole splash and gets the three count. Time: 4 minutes.
Hornswoggle & Finlay with a Celtic cross/tadpole splash combination
I take back what I said about
Hornswoggle not keeping up his end of the match. He did a great job for being so
outsized in this match up. We go to commercial break.
JR introduces a video of Jeff
The Game Triple H from CT
weighing 255 lbs.
Chavo Guerrero from El Paso, TX
weighing 215 lbs.
With Bam Neely
This match might be a little more
even if Neely was against HHH. However, HHH will have to watch his back. JR
mentions that Charles Robinson is back in the ring as the referee and if I
recall correctly Robinson was in Vickieís bad graces not too long ago. Neely
doesnít appear thrilled with the way HHH is working over Guerrero. Neely gets
his chance to work over HHH as Guerrero has the refereeís attention. Neely
gets knocked off the ring apron by HHH and Guerrero tries to take advantage but
HHH delivers the pedigree and gets the win. Time: 4 minutes.
The Game Triple H with a pedigree
The purpose of this match was to
show that Vickie Guerrero is in charge and to build the beginning of bad
feelings between Neely and HHH. We go to commercial break.
Natalya & Maryse
Michelle McCool & Cherry
Cherry and Natalya are my favorites
in this match. Iíd really like to see Natalya outside of the WWE ring. She has
some awesome moves. Cherry is another female wrestler that I think could do a
great job if she was given the proper matches. Natalya goes for the sharpshooter
on Cherry and gets the win. Time: 3 minutes.
Natalya with a sharpshooter & Maryse
After the match, Natalya goes after
McCool and takes her out with a suplex on the floor outside the ring. We go to
Tag Team Match
Jesse & Festus
At a combined weight of 501 lbs.
Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
At a combined weight of 435 lbs.
All I can say is Ė Take Ďem OUT
Jesse & Festus! I havenít liked team of Hawkins & Ryder after they
became Hawkins & Ryder. Iím a Jesse fan and donít understand why WWE
brought him in as a tag team member. Jesse is another wrestler that Iím
sure has hidden talent we donít often see. Donít get me wrong, I like
Festus, too. Hawkins & Ryder bail out of the ring in order for the time to
run out and the bell to ring so that they, obviously, can attack a helpless
Festus. Time: 3 minutes.
Jesse & Festus via count out.
As soon as the bell rings, Hawkins
& Ryder enter the ring and beat down Jesse, tossing him out of the ring into
the announcerís table so that they can beat on Festus. Fortunately for Festus,
Jesse makes it back to his feet to ring the bell and itís all over for Hawkins
& Ryder. Jesse is back in the ring to help out. They clear the ring and
Hawkins & Ryder are on the run. We go to commercial break.
Stevie Richards from
Philadelphia, PA weighing 230 lbs. (already in the ring)
Vladimir Kozlov from Moscow
weighing 302 lbs.
Kozlov appears to have found some
entrance music. Richards better have a couple of cards up his sleeve. Heís
outsized and could be up against someone who is a better wrestler. Richards is
good, no doubt, but if he doesnít get ahead of Kozlov early in the match,
heís going to lose. Head butt by Kozlov and he gets the three count. Time: 3
Vladimir Kozlov with a head butt
Stevie Richards deserves better
matches than this . Kozlov is large and he may be a great wrestler but the fans
havenít seen that from him to date.
Edge is backstage arguing with
Guerrero & Neely when Hawkins & Ryder show up to argue with everyone.
Vickie Guerrero appears and says that if any of them show up to help Edge in his
match against Show, she will fire them and if Edge tries to get out of the
match, she will fire him. We go to commercial break.
No DQ Match
The Big Show, 7í0Ē weighing
The Rated R Superstar Edge from
Toronto, Ontario, Canada weighing 250 lbs.
Edge would have been better off
asking for a TLC match tonight. At least with a ladder he could look Show in the
eye. Guerrero with Hawkins & Ryder appear at the top of the entrance ramp to
watch the match. The match moves outside the ring and Edge isnít faring well
against the big man. Edge delivers a spear to Show on the floor outside the ring
and we go to commercial break. Back to the action, the match is still on the
floor and Edge has a kendo stick in his hand. Unfortunately for Edge, Show takes
the kendo stick away. Edge tries to climb over into the audience but Show
catches him and delivers more punishment on the floor outside the ring. Guerrero
has managed to get her wheelchair closer to the ring as Edge goes into the steel
steps. Show shoves Edge over the guardrail but Edge comes back and takes Show
down to the floor. Both men are down on the floor. Edge has the kendo stick
again and he nails show but Show rolls into the ring. Edge rolls back into the
ring and Show shoves him into the corner. Edge has Show around the neck and the
ref is trying to stay out of the way. Edge has Show down to one knee. Show comes
back and delivers a side slam. Both men are down again, this time on the canvas.
Show tries to deliver the choke slam but Edge counters with a DDT and goes for
the cover, getting two count before Show throws Edge across the ring. Edge comes
out to the floor and grabs two steel chairs. Show knocks a chair into Edgeís
face. Show picks Edge up but Edge delivers a low blow. Edge has the chair and he
nails Show across the back then puts a chair under Showís head. He grabs the
other chair and goes for the conchairto but Show grabs Edge by the throat and
delivers a choke slam. Show sets up Edge on a chair and grabs the second char
but Guerrero stops Show from hitting Edge. She is out of her wheelchair and is
in the ring, falling all over Edge. Time: 9 minutes.
Iím not sure who won and right
now if I have to watch one more second of the Edge and Vickie soap opera, Iíll
throw up. I hate to break it to the WWE fans but it looks like the wedding might
just be back on.