October 12, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
This is the first Smackdown since No Mercy.
Batista beat The Great Khali at the Punjabi Prison Match held
at No Mercy and retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We see a recap
of the match as the opener of tonightís Smackdown.
Friday Night Smackdown is being broadcast from Detroit,
Ringside announcer: Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield.
Ring announcer: Justin Roberts.
Chuck Palumbo, weighing 280 lbs., from San Diego, CA
accompanied to the ring by Michelle McCool and his
Chris Masters, weighing 227 lbs., from Los Angeles, CA
Audience favorite: Chuck Palumbo
My favorite: Chuckís motorcycle
Winner: Chuck Palumbo with a roll up and a three
I like Palumbo with his powerful ring presence. Masters
may be a good wrestler but he spends more time cheating than wrestling. The
master lock gimmick has gotten old.
After the match, Masters attacks Palumbo on his motorcycle
and manages to lock in the master lock. What did I just say about old
The Undertaker and Kane will face the Tag Team Champions,
Matt Hardy and MVP tonight..
Back from commercial break, we get a Big Daddy V of ECW
Jesse & Festus, at a combined weight of 501 lbs.
Jay Adams and Conrad Carnes, at a combined weight of 480
Audience favorites: Iím not sure
My favorites: Iím not sure
Winners: Jesse & Festus after Jesse pins the
competition and gets the three count.
Jesse reminds us that Festus is calm and cool until the bell
rings and he changes into a wrestling machine before the match begins. Festus
is a big boy. Iím not too sure
about Jesseís character. Jesse does appear to be able to handle wrestling
maneuvers. A few times during the match, we see Deuce, Domino and Cherry
backstage watching the match on a monitor. The audience did seem to get into the
tag team combo of Jesse and Festus during the course of the match.
We are backstage with Deuce, Domino and Cherry when Jamie
Noble comes in to talk to them. Noble tells them he was at the bar last night
and heard Jimmy Wang Yang making some very suggestive comments about Cherry.
Noble says he canít even repeat what Jimmy said, then he whispers in one of
the guyís ears and Deuce and Domino go tearing off to beat up Jimmy. They take
Noble along with them.
We again see that Kane & Undertaker will be taking on the
WWE Tag Team Champions.
Back from commercial break, we see a Shop wwe.shop.com promo.
Brett Major, weighing 215 lbs., from Long Island New York
accompanied to the ring by his brother and tag team
partner, Brian Major
Drew McIntyre, weighing 253 lbs., from Scotland
accompanied to the ring by Dave Taylor
Audience favorite: Iím not sure
My favorite: I think Drew McIntyre
Winner: Drew McIntyre with a roll up and a three count
after a distraction outside the ring by Dave Taylor involving Brian Major.
McIntyre tells the audience via a clip from earlier in the
day that he has applied for dual citizenship and that he says it would be great
if the audience would chant USA. These two are not regular Smackdown
wrestlers. I have seen the Major Brothers before but McIntyre is well built and
seems to be able to work the ring. He also appears well versed in wrestling
moves. Brett Major isnít anything to complain about.
Heís very adept in the ring.
We are shown the Diva Search finalists and Rapid Fire
We are backstage with MVP on his cell phone when Matt Hardy
breaks in. Matt tries to tell MVP that they have to compete as a team if they
are going to compete against Undertaker and Kane. MVP says tonight they will be
one mind and on one page. They
shake on it and MVP tells Matt to follow his lead.
Back from commercial break, we see a recap of No Mercy
including the WWE Championship battle after Randy Orton gets the title handed to
him by Vince McMahon, loses it to Triple H who defends it against Umaga, and
then loses it to Orton. Itís a promo to get you to purchase the PPV.
MVP, weighing 248 lbs., from Miami Florida
United States Champion and one half of the WWE Tag Team
Matt Hardy, weighing 236 lbs., from Cameron, NC
One half of the WWE Tag Team Champions
Kane, weighing 323 lbs.
The Undertaker, weighing 305 lbs., from Death Valley
Audience favorite: It appears to be both teams
My favorite: Both teams
Winners: The Undertaker and Kane after Undertaker puts
out MVP with a tombstone pile driver.
Kane walks into the ring after MVP, MVP makes a quick exit
outside the ring. If heís lucky, Matt will join him and they can sneak out the
back door. Undertaker and Kane are two big boys. Matt looks a little worried
standing outside the ring with MVP. Matt and MVP are both good wrestlers but
they are outweighed in a big way here. Kane and Undertaker do everything with
Commercial break during the match. Isnít there always?
Back from commercial break.
Matt and MVP didnít get a chance to be the comic relief
tonight. They are so good at comedy it really isnít fair to the fans to not
let them make us laugh. Especially when they are getting such a beat down by the
Big Brothers. Major screw up by MVP. He tags himself in after Matt hits the
twist of fate and thinks he can pin Kane. No
good and MVP gets stuck with the Undertaker again. Ouch.
We see the Save Us 222 promo and Jericho SWEARS it isnít
Back from commercial break, we see a recap of Monday Night
Raw Ė you know, the WWE brand with really low ratings this week? Ė to show
us Shawn Michaels return to Raw.
Anastacia Rose, the new backstage interviewer, is backstage
with Rey Mysterio. Tonight there will be a match to determine the number one
contender for the title between Mysterio and Finlay. Mysterio complains about
the match he had with Finlay at No Mercy but he does most of the talking in
Spanish and Iím an American. I
donít speak Spanish. Although I
DO have Irish heritage. Does that
mean I need to root for Fit Finlay?
We see another recap of the Teddy Long heart attack angle at
his wedding and to remind us that Vicky Guerrero is now the General Manger of
We are backstage with Vicky and Noble. Noble says that he is
proud of the way she managed to sneak in and grab Teddyís job before anyone
figured out what was going on. Noble then brags about how he got Deuce and
Domino hot on the trail of Jimmy and that there will be nothing left when they
get done with him. Vicky tells Noble that since he is such an opportunist, she
will make him a special match tonight. Noble thinks that he will get a no name
wrestler who is trying to make a name for himself, but Vicky says that is not
it. She says that Nobleís match will be against The Great Khali. And she says
the match is next.
Back from commercial break.
The Great Khali, weighing 420 lbs., from India
accompanied to the ring by his interpreter
Jamie Noble, weighing 202 lbs., from Hanover, WV
Audience favorite: Iím not sure
My favorite: Jamie Noble who doesnít have a chance
Winner: I canít believe you didnít know the answer
Ė The Great Khali after executing the vice grip.
Noble would be better off if he could be in the ring with
Khaliís interpreter. At least now Noble knows how Hornswoggle must feel.
Diva search promo.
Back from commercial break, Cole and JBL reminds us about
Cyber Sunday and how to log on to vote.
Jimmy Wang Yang, weighing 206 lbs., from GA
Deuce, weighing 230 lbs., from the Other Side of the
accompanied to the ring by Domino and Cherry
Audience favorite: Jimmy Wang Yang
My favorite: Iím not sure
Winner: Jimmy Wang Yang with moonsault off the top
turnbuckle, a pin and a three count.
He may be a outweighed here, but Jimmy is quick enough he
should have a chance against Deuce. Of course, itís difficult to pay attention
to the match with JBL and Coleís arguing. Then we have the ďhold Jimmy
so Cherry can slap himĒ routine after the match is over. Then we see the beat
down by Deuce and Domino.
We see a recap of the Punjabi Prison Match between The Great
Khali and Bastista at No Mercy. Didnít we see this when Smackdown opened
Batista comes to the ring in his suit with his title belt in
hand. Batista does get a standing ovation from the audience. Batista will be
facing Mysterio or Finlay depending on who wins the number one contender match
Back from commercial break, Batista is at the announcerís
Number One Contenders Match for the World Title
Finlay, weighing 233 lbs., from Belfast, Northern Ireland
Rey Mysterio, weighing 165 lbs., from San Diego, CA
Audience favorite: Rey Mysterio
My favorite: Finlay.
I do have Irish blood.
Winner: We may never know -- it appears both men
We see the way Finlay did play Mysterio at No Mercy by
playing possum, getting put on the stretcher and then laying out Mysterio.
Finlay comes over to the table to look at the belt but Batista tells Finlay he
will never get past Mysterio to get to the title belt. Mysterio gets a nice
welcome from the crowd. JBL tells the audience that they can choose the referee
for the World Championship Match at Cyber Sunday: Mick Foley, Stone Cold Steve
Austin or JBL. My money is on Finlay if for no other reason than he cheats
very well. I think Finlay is tough and can do more in the ring than we see
because he is generally trying to cheat to win.
Commerical break in the middle of the match.
Back from commercial break.
Mysterio is more aggressive in this match than he normally
is, but Finlay is on top of his game. He does outweigh and outstand Mysterio and
he does fight dirty Ė must be an Irish thing. The sad thing is, I believe
Finlay could outwrestle Finlay. Both Mysterio and Finlay shove the referee
down and no one is sure who has won the match.
The lights go out and we hear Undertakerís tolling bell
before the lights come back on and Undertaker is in the ring.
He has taken out Finlay and Mysterio and he has his eye on
Batista at the announcerís table.
Batista removes his headset and walks to the ring as Undertaker makes the
sign of the belt around his waist.