WWE Friday Night Smackdown

WWE Friday Night Smackdown

September 7, 2007

by Sassy

For those who have been following the Signature Pharmacy Internet drug scandal, you have read that Dave Batista was listed as a client who purchased drugs.  Batista has denied any such wrongdoing and has posted that denial on his website.  We apologize for having placed Batista’s name on this site as being a Signature client.

We see a recap of last week.  Batista loses to Rey Mysterio by disqualification due to the interference of Finlay.  Mysterio wins the match with Finlay with a pin.  Mysterio will meet the Great Khali for the Championship.

Announcers are Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield

Smackdown is being broadcast from Cincinnati, Ohio.

We open with MVP in the center of the ring for “In the VIP Lounge”.  MVP reminds us that he is the United States Champion, and one half of the Tag Team Champions (the other half being Matt Hardy), that he is half man and half amazing. The camera pans the belts.  MVP tells us that not only is he the host, he is also the guest, because the Tag Team Champs are the guests tonight.  Matt Hardy comes down the ramp and to the ring. Matt gets a very loud welcome from the crowd. MVP tells Hardy that he should get used to first class because he is now with MVP.  MVP tells Hardy that he is now an eight-time tag team champion because MVP got him there and MVP shows the clip of himself getting the pin during their match to win the tag team titles. Hardy shows a clip of what happened after the match, which had not been shown before. MVP is on his cell phone bragging to someone about how great he is when Hardy interrupts him. As MVP is bragging to Hardy about how great he is, Hardy lays him out with a fist.  Hardy suggests MVP’s catch phrase should be changed from “Better than you” to “Better than who”.  Hardy tells MVP that he wants a Championship match at Unforgiven.  MVP calls for a referee to come to the ring. MVP tells Hardy that they are defending the tag team titles at Unforgiven with Deuce and Domino so he can’t give him a Championship match at Unforgiven.  MVP tells Hardy he has a match scheduled for Hardy tonight with Deuce.

Deuce, one half of the tag team Deuce & Domino

accompanied by Domino & Cherry


Matt Hardy, one half of the Tag Team Champions, Matt Hardy & MVP

accompanied by MVP


Audience Favorite:  Matt Hardy

Winner:  Matt Hardy with a pin after interference by Domino for Deuce and interference by MVP for Hardy.

MVP gets in the ring to raise Hardy’s hand but Hardy isn’t impressed.

Matt Hardy is not only an audience favorite, he is a marvel in the ring.  This match was not one of his best.  MVP appears to be in the same class as Hardy and they will be impressive as a tag team if they work together.  I have not seen enough of Deuce and Domino actually wrestling to know how great they will be in the ring.

We get a promo of Ashley and her role on “Survivor” which is on location in China.

We are backstage with Jamie Noble and Shannon Moore.  Noble is setting a Leprechaun trap with Lucky Charms to trap Hornswoggle. Moore thinks it’s the funniest thing he has ever seen and he wants to see what happens. Moore and Noble go around the corner to wait for Hornswoggle.

We see a recap of the match between Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio on July 25, 2002.  Mysterio beats Guerrero with the 619. Tonight there will be an I Quit Match between Mysterio and Guerrero.

We see a clip of injuries being sustained by WWE wresters that culminates in the screen showing: WWE Please DO Not Try This At Home.

Kenny Dykstra, weighing 235 lbs., from Worcester, MA

accompanied by Victoria


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

accompanied by Michelle McCool

Audience Favorite:  Chuck Palumbo, Michelle McCool and Chuck’s motorcycle

Winner:  Chuck Palumbo pinning Kenny Dykstra inside the ring, Michelle McCool slamming Victoria on the entrance ramp outside of the ring.

Chuck Palumbo shows more brute force in the ring than wrestling maneuvers but he gets your attention. Kenny Dykstra has the makings of a great wrestler and it will be a shame if he does not get a chance to use his wrestling moves more often in the ring.

We are shown an invitation to the wedding of Kristal Marshall & Theodore Rufus Long to be held in two weeks on Smackdown.

We are backstage with Kristal and Vicky Guerrero.  Teddy Long enters the office and gives Kristal the new Jagged Edge CD.  Teddy tells Kristal Jagged Edge will be playing at their wedding.  Kristal’s Mom calls her on the phone and Teddy says that Kristal’s Mom calls her every day all day long.  Vicky says that Teddy should give a copy of the CD to Mr. McMahon because it is called Baby Makin’ Project.

We see a recap of a match with Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio on July 23, 2006 where Chavo is supposed to be Rey’s friend in a World Championship match against King Booker.  Chavo enters the ring with a steel chair and takes out Chavo.  We are again reminded there will be an I Quit Match tonight between Mysterio and Guerrero.

We see a promo of the Divas Magazine.

The Great Khali, weighing 420 lbs., from India

The World Heavyweight Champion


Finlay, weighing 233 lbs., from Belfast, Northern Ireland


Kane, weighing 323 lbs.


Batista, weighing 290 lbs., from Washington, DC

Audience Favorites:  Kane and Batista

Winners:  Kane and Batista after both men send Khali over the top rope to the floor, Kane pins Finlay for the win.

Kane and Batista are both big men that move well in the ring in spite of their size.  Batista has the audience captivated but Kane deserves just as much respect.  I am not sure about Khali.  He is so much larger than anyone else in WWE.  It is like watching The Big Show or Andre the Giant.  That is not necessarily a bad thing but his wrestling moves are limited due to his immense size.  Finlay appears to be the best technical wrestler of the four although he spends most of his time trying to cheat his way to a win.

We are backstage again with Noble and Moore waiting for Hornswoggle to go for the Lucky Charms.  He does, Noble tries to spring the trap, the rope breaks and Hornswoggle gets away, but he leaves the Championship belt, which is attached to a rope. Once Noble goes after the belt and is in the trap area, Hornswoggle springs the trap and Noble is trapped inside the box instead.

The camera pans members of the Cincinnati Bengals in the audience.

We see a recap of match between Rey Mysterio and Chavo Guerrero on October 8, 2006. Falls count anywhere and Mysterio wins the match. We are again reminded there is an I Quit Match between the two tonight.

We are backstage with Jesse and Festus and they come across Noble trapped in the big box.  They think it is a talking box named Jamie Noble. Jesse tells Festus with a face like that it will be no time at all before they name a box after him.

WWE Cruiserweight Title Match

Hornswoggle, the Cruiserweight Champion


Jamie Noble, weighing 202 lbs., from Hanover, WV

Noble is introduced several times and the referee starts the match and Noble has to the count of ten to get in the ring before he is counted out. The referee starts the count and at the count of nine, Noble is running down the ramp but the referee counts ten before he can get in the ring. Hornswoggle wins the match as the result of a count out and retains the Cruiserweight title.

While Noble is outside of the ring having a tantrum, Hornswoggle dumps marbles on the mat and dares Noble to come in the ring after him. Noble does, slips on the marbles and lands on his back.  Hornswoggle leaves the ring and dances his way up the ramp.

You have to like Hornswoggle.  He’s funny and fast.  Jamie Noble has been extremely funny during this story line.  You almost feel sorry for him being beaten so many times by a Leprechaun.

Cole and JBL give us a recap of Monday Night Raw and the McMahon family’s fight over McMahon’s unknown son and McMahon’s money. We are told we will find out the identify of McMahon’s son on next Monday Night’s Raw. 

Please, please, tell us who it is so we can get this storyline over with and go on to the next one. This story line is nearly as bad as Vince faking his own death.

We see an Undertaker promo for Unforgiven. Undertaker will be facing Mark Henry.  The promo ends with a druid standing in the ring in Cincinnati, OH.  Mark Henry comes down the ramp and enters the ring to face the druid. JBL claims no one has ever put their hands on a druid.  Henry puts his hands around the druid’s neck and the lights go out.  When the lights come back on, Henry has the druid’s robe in his hand and we hear the Undertaker’s bells ringing.

We see a recap of the I Quit Match between Chavo Guerrero and Rey Mysterio on October 20, 2006.  Guerrero wins the match after Mysterio says “I Quit”. 

Cole reminds us that a week from Sunday is Unforgiven and we will see Undertaker vs. Mark Henry, Randy Orton vs. John Cena – a Championship match, MVP & Matt Hardy vs. Deuce & Domino – rematch for the Tag Team title match, Rey Mysterio vs. Khali – a World Title match.

I Quit Match

Chavo Guerrero, weighing 215 lbs., from El Paso, TX


Rey Mysterio, weighing 170 lbs., from San Diego, CA

Audience Favorite:  Rey Mysterio

Winner:  Rey Mysterio by trapping Guerrero in the ropes and beating his knee repeatedly with the steel chair until Guerrero says “I quit”.

Before Mysterio is introduced and enters the ring, Guerrero carries a steel chair to the ring to tell everyone that he is holding a piece of Mysterio’s past and it is a piece of Mysterio’s future. 

After the match is over, Khali and his interpreter come down the ramp and enter the ring with Mysterio. Khali takes Mysterio down with a boot and then works the crowd. Khali applies his hands on Mysterio’s head and squeezes.  Mysterio bleeds from his mouth before Batista comes down the ramp and goes after Khali. Batista uses the championship belt and a spear to get Khali out of the ring, then checks on Mysterio.

Teddy Long catches up with Khali and his interpreter backstage. Teddy tells Khali that if Mysterio can make it to Unforgiven, it will be a triple threat match with Batista, Mysterio and Khali.

Chavo Guerrero is the only wrestler in the ring tonight who was on the Signature Pharmacy client list.  He lost the I Quit Match in order to serve his suspension for violation of the wellness policy.

Both Guerrero and Mysterio are great in the ring.  The two of them as a tag team would be fantastic.  I felt the blood shed at the end of the match was unnecessary.  We would have gotten the point without the blood.  It was in very poor taste after the findings released regarding Chris Benoit.

One thing I noticed on Smackdown.  It has much less talk and much more action than Raw.  It would have been a much better show without the blood.

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