WWE Friday Night Smackdown

WWE Friday Night Smackdown

October 5, 2007

Recap by Sassy

Comments by Sassy in italics.

The show opens with the match in which John Cena received a torn pectoral muscle and the announcement that Cena had been stripped of the Championship Title. At No Mercy, there will be a match to decide who the new champion will be. Knowing what I know was wrong with Cena, it was a little difficult to have to look at it again.

Smackdown is being broadcast from Dayton, OH.

Ringside announcers: Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield

Ring announcer: Justin Roberts

Batista enters the ring in his suit with his title belt to talk about the Punjabi Prison Match that will be held at No Mercy.  Before Batista is finished, The Great Khali appears on the monitor to tell Batista something and we wait for Khaliís interpreter to tell us The Great Khali says that Batista is going to lose to Khali at No Mercy.

And, as much as I like Batista, enough is enough of the talk, talk and talk.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

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

Accompanied to the ring by Michelle McCool and Chuckís motorcycle

Ace Steel, weighing 207 lbs., from Eldon, MO


Audience favorite: Chuck Palumbo

My favorite: Chuckís motorcycle, you got me...I like Chuck too.

Winner: Chuck Palumbo with a three count.

Palumboís style is rough and tumble but heís a big boy. Ace was a little out of his element with the bigger Palumbo to contend with. And guess who shows at the end of the match?  Itís Chris Masters back from his suspensionÖand he gets a big push by taking down Chuck Palumbo with the master lock.  Keep pushing the guys who screw up and not the guys who didnít screw up, Vince.  You are teaching Americaís children itís okay to do anything.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break, we see an ECW promo of Big Daddy V.

Cruiser Weight Match

Jimmy Wang Yang, weighing 206 lbs., from GA


Jamie Noble, weighing 202 lbs, from Hanover, WV

Audience favorite: Jimmy Wang Yang

My favorite: Jamie Noble

Winner:  Jamie Noble by pin fall.

Conspicuously absent were Hornswoggle and Shannon Moore who have become fixtures where Noble is on Smackdown. There is currently no cruiserweight champion since Vicky Guerrero made Hornswoggle give up the championship belt last week. Jimmy does a very good job in the ring and I donít want anyone to think I am ignoring his talent but Jamie Noble has wrestling talent, heís funny and he can make any match entertaining.

Diva search finalists, the Obstacle Course. Then a recap of the feud leading up to Umaga vs. Triple H at No Mercy.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

Tag Team Title Match

MVP, weighing 230 lbs., from Miami, FL

Tag Team Champion and United States Champion


Matt Hardy, weighing 236 lbs., from Cameron, NC

Tag Team Champion


Deuce & Domino, at a combined weight of 465 lbs.

accompanied to the ring by Cherry and a nice ride

Audience favorites: MVP & Matt Hardy

My favorites: MVP & Matt Hardy

Winners and still tag team champions, MVP & Matt Hardy

Commercial break in the middle of the match.

Back from commercial break.

Before Deuce and Domino are introduced, MVP challenges Matt to a push up contest to show everyone who is the best. MVP cheats and Matt loses the challenge. And MVP and Matt are still funny together. 

Kane enters the arena and we go to commercial break.

Back from commercial break, Kenny Dykstra is in the ring with Kane and Victoria has accompanied Dykstra to the ring.

Winner: Kane with a pin and a three count.

I consider this a wasted match.  Both of these men are good in the ring but they arenít getting the right matches.

We see an Undertaker promo.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

We see the film of Teddy Longís heart attack and then go backstage to Vicky and a diva. Enter MVP and Matt Hardy with MVP complaining that Vicky made a match with MVP last week against Kane and MVP thinks it would be fair this week for Vicky to make a match with Matt Hardy against Undertaker.  Vicky likes the idea, however, she goes a little farther with it.  It will be Kane and Undertaker versus Matt Hardy and MVP.

We see the film again where Cena is injured while in the ring with Mr. Kennedy  --and Randy Orton beating up on Cena after Cena wins the match.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

Jesse and Festus, at a combined weight 501 lbs.


Mike Tolar and Chad Collyer, at a combined weight of 443 lbs.

Audience favorite: Iím not sure

My favorite: Iím not sure

Winner: Jesse and Festus when Festus gets the pin and the three count.

This is the official debut of Festus and Jesse in WWE Smackdown. Jesse is agile and Festus is big. Jesse is funny and Festus is goofy.  I might even be able to get used to their ďBiscuits and GravyĒ theme song. Not a bad team if they get the right matches.

Commercial break.

Back from commercial break.

We see a recap of what Khali did to Mysterio the first time they met. They have another match tonight. I donít know why they do, but they have another match tonight.

Rey Mysterio, weighing 165 lbs., from San Diego, CA


Commercial break before Khali makes his entrance.

Back from commercial break.

The Great Khali, weighing 420 lbs., from India

Audience favorite: Rey Mysterio

My favorite: Rey Mysterio

Winner: Mysterio due to interference by Finlay.

Mysterio spends a lot of time getting into the ring because he stops to shake hands with the younger fans in the audience.  He does not throw his shirt into the crowd, he chooses someone and puts the shirt on that person. Mysterio was not on the Signature Pharmacy list and appears to be a good role model for the younger wrestling crowd. Perhaps Mysterio can counter some of the Signature Pharmacy client promotions we are seeing throughout WWE.

We all knew that Mysterio wasnít going to pin Khali.  We also knew that Mysterio was going to be on the bad end of things but Batista comes to the save, taking down Finlay and Khali.  It may not have meant much except a lead in to No Mercy, but it was a good excuse for Batista to take off his shirt.










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