Re: WWE: The TwoThousandAndEleven Diaries
Friday Night Smackdown (August 5, 2011)
We start the show in the ring with Chris Jericho. He calls out Randy Orton, calling him a snake and a man that can’t win without sneak attacks and dirty tactics. Jericho says that he was like that once but he has changed for the better and his winning streak since returning shows it. Orton makes his way out and the two have a war with words until GM Theodore Long comes out and announces tonight’s main event: it will be Randy Orton teaming up with Cody Rhodes to take on Chris Jericho and World Heavyweight Champion Christian!
Match One: The Punjab Parallel defeat Yoshi Tatsu and Johnny Curtis after Khali nails the Khali Bomb on Yoshi. The trio poses after the match, having advanced in the World Tag Team Championships tournament.
Chavo Guerrero makes his way down to the ring and the crowd boos as “The Mexican Warrior” was fired weeks ago. Chavo smiles and says that although he was fired as a wrestler he is free to return as a manager for his former tag team partner. There is more heat as he introduces Brodus Clay and says that Big Brodus will be the greatest force on Friday nights.
Match Two: Brodus Clay defeats Alex Riley in a squash match with the ICU and poses with Chavo after the match as the announcers hype him up.
Wade Barrett makes his way down to the ring and brings up The Corre, saying that the group worked well when he had total control but other members’ egos started growing and the faction imploded. He says that Ezekiel Jackson and Justin Gabriel needed to be taught lessons and it is a travesty that he has to team up with Justin tonight.
Match Three: Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan defeat Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel after a roll-up to advance in the World Tag Team Championships tournament. After the match the faces leave and Ezekiel Jackson runs out to attack both men. General Manager Teddy Long comes out and says that at Summerslam there will be a high-stakes triple threat match with the three men where the first pinfall determines the next Intercontinental Champion and the second pinfall determines the next Mr. Money In the Bank!
We go backstage to an interview with Christian and the World Heavyweight Champion talks about his match at Summerslam with Cody Rhodes. He says that he defeated two opponents at Money In The Bank and has no problems with defeating just one come next Sunday. He says that Cody Rhodes isn’t ready for the challenge he will face at Summerslam and he promises the Peeps that he will walk out of the arena still Champion
Match Four: Roxxi defeats Michelle McCool with The Barbie Buster and Beth Phoenix walks out onto the stage after the match to stare her down. The announcers mention that on next week’s Smackdown Supershow Roxxi will take on Beth Phoenix and the winner will face Divas Champion Melina in a title match at Summerslam.
Jack Korpela is backstage interviewing Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase and Cody talks about their victory last week against Christian and DiBiase points out it was his victory but Cody cuts him off. He says that Christian underestimates him as an opponent and because of that he will be the new World Heavyweight Champion come next Sunday at Summerslam.
Main Event: Christian and Chris Jericho defeat Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes after Christian hits the Killswitch on Rhodes following a distraction from Ted DiBiase gone wrong. After the match the faces pose as Orton slithers away and Rhodes and DiBiase angrily shout at Christian from the outside.