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~Friday Night Smackdown~
March 23rd, 2007
Although Wrestlemania XXIII is now just NINE days away, instead of looking forward all eyes are cast back to the chaotic and disturbing actions from the previous week from two of Smackdown's most villainous characters.
Seven nights ago, Edge opened Smackdown to the sound of rumours and whispers that his refusal to engage in any physical contact with World Heavyweight Champion Batista wasn't mind games as Edge claimed, but instead was a clear sign of Edge's fear of 'The Animal' ahead of their Wrestlemania clash. However, we ended last week's show with Edge having finally silenced his doubters after he assaulted Batista with a sickening one man con-chair-to. But in doing so has Edge simply enraged 'The Animal', prompting Batista to appear tonight on Smackdown hell-bent on revenge? 'The Animal' is scheduled to compete tonight with none other than Mr. Kennedy himself in a No Way Out rematch, but Batista will be on the hunt for 'The Rated-R Superstar', and perhaps it will become apparent that Edge has bitten off a little more than he can chew.
And speaking of Kennedy, he is perhaps the most hated man in all of the WWE right now after the heinous assault of Ric Flair's son Reid that we all witnessed on Raw. The disturbing footage that saw Kennedy go to the Harley Race Wrestling Academy to attack young Reid brought 'The Nature Boy' to tears as he stood helplessly in the ring, watching the attack unfold. But the most shocking revelation of all was that of Kennedy's accomplice, Flair's other son David. Tonight, Kennedy has vowed to answer a few questions in the first ever edition of what Kennedy has called 'The Open Mic'. And the first guest on this new talk show? Who else could it be than David Flair himself. What on earth could David offer as an explanation for his actions last Monday? And what else could Kennedy say that hasn't already mentally tortured his Wrestlemania opponent, Ric Flair?
Last week, The Undertaker gained the upperhand over his Wrestlemania opponent, Umaga, showing that perhaps 'The Samoan Bulldozer' does indeed have a level of weakness never before seen in the WWE. Tonight, 'The Deadman' competes in a rare Smackdown match as he takes on 'The Impact Player' Test, the two big men set to do battle as Undertaker looks to send another message to 'The Samoan Savage'. But after Undertaker's attack last week, Umaga will no doubt be looking to even the score this week, as both men try to prove themselves ahead of their titanic "Streak vs. Streak" match at Wrestlemania XXIII.
With the eight participants in this year's Money in the Bank Ladder Match now confirmed, the four Smackdown competitors, Chris Benoit, Kane, King Booker and Montel Vontavious Porter are set to compete in tag team action. Booker and 'MVP' have engaged in a partnership over recent weeks, both men helping the other through their qualifying matches and then assaulting Benoit after he earned the right to go to Wrestlemania. However, cracks have started appearing in the team, with Booker and 'MVP' arguing with each other as they prepared to attack Kane last week. This allowed 'The Big Red Machine' to stage a comeback, planting both men with a double chokeslam. Can Booker and 'MVP' stay on the same page long enough to earn the win tonight? Or will Kane and Benoit extract a measure of revenge over the two men who have targeted them in recent weeks?
Elsewhere, Santino Marella will lead The Full Blooded Italians into six man action with The Extremists, Bryan Danielson will meet the United States Champion Finlay in a match that both Matt Hardy and Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms will both be watching very closely, and after Shelton Benjamin beat Brian Kendrick on Raw, Paul London will look to even the score for The Hooligans as he takes on Charlie Haas of the World's Greatest Tag Team. All this and more on the penultimate episode of Friday Night Smackdown before we hit Wrestlemania XXIII!
Non Title Match: Batista vs. Mr. Kennedy
The Undertaker vs. Test
Chris Benoit and Kane vs. King Booker and Montel Vontavious Porter
Non Title Match: Finlay vs. Bryan Danielson
Paul London vs. Charlie Haas
The Full Blooded Italians vs. The Extremists
Plus!! Mr. Kennedy hosts the first ever edition of 'The Open Mic' with special guest, David Flair!
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