Friday Night Smackdown
September 9, 2011
The Spokane Arena – Spokane, Washington
There is a video package at the start of the show, which show the main talking points from last week. Christian is the main focus of the short package and it shows his journey from failing to qualify for the Six-Pack Challenge twice after losing to the returning John Morrison and being eliminated from the Battle Royal by Daniel Bryan. Christian then demolishes Bryan on the outside and leaves him in a heap on the floor outside the ring. The opening video, and “Know Your Enemy” by Green Day blasts out into the arena, and the Spokane crowd are all on their feet as they are dazzled by the amazing pyrotechnics.
: Hello and welcome to Smackdown! I’m Michael Cole, and I’m here with Josh Matthews and Booker T! We are coming to you tonight from Spokane, Washington and boy do we have a show for you!
: We got da World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton going one on one with Wade Barrett as well as a No DQ match!
: After the events of last week, Sin Cara has the chance to face Cody Rhodes at Night of Champions for the Intercontinental Championship, but he has to get past Rhodes’ friend Ted DiBiase Jr tonight. It is going to be a good one, guys!
The crowd lets out a hearty cheer for the currently under-fire Smackdown General Manager Theodore Long, who walks out onto the stage in a grey suit that as usual looks just a little too big for him, and despite recent events, he has a big smile on his face. Teddy does a little dance at the top of the ramp before making his way down to the ring.
: Of course the show would be infinitely better if we didn’t have to see this clown!
: Theodore Long has been under pressure the past few weeks as he was told by our COO, Triple H himself that his job was going to be under review in the next few weeks. There have been some members of the Smackdown roster that have welcomed this news but for the most part the Smackdown Superstars have been behind Teddy Long.
: Teddy has done a great job wit’ Smackdown all dese years and I enjoy having him as a GM, dawg.
: I just think the Board of Directors needs to step in and remove Long from his post. They made a great decision on Raw to give John Laurinaitis the position of Raw General Manager so why can’t they do the same here?
Teddy is now in the ring with a microphone and he is still wearing a huge grin. He waits for his music to die down and then begins to talk.
: I can’t tell ya how great it is to be here in Spokane! Holla Holla!
Teddy smiles as he receives his customary cheap pop.
: Y’all are in for some fun t’night but there is something I have to say in front of all of you people and I hope that the Smackdown locker room is listening to me. In the past few weeks where I’ve been told ta step up my game as General Manager; there have been those that have supported me and there have been those that have not. For a long time now I have tried to put on the best show possible for the WWE Universe-
*JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES*
The fans let out a collective groan in the arena, as Christian walks onto the stage from the back and he has a cocky smirk on his face. Not dressed to compete, Captain Charisma strolls down to the ring and he has two pieces of paper in his hand and he shows some of the effects from the beatings he’s received recently from various Superstars in the past few weeks. Grabbing a microphone and gingerly making his way up the steps and he signals for his music to be cut; which it then is.
: This is just what I’m talkin’ about-
: Teddy, just listen to me. You’re embarrassing yourself out here, can’t you see? “Please save me, WWE Universe! Holla Holla!”
Christian does a small jig similar to Long’s trademark one, which gets himself some raucous heat from the fans for his actions again, but there are a few laughs mixed in there.
: Just admit it. You’re not going to be General Manager for this show for much longer; and if you care about Smackdown that much you’ll just do the right thing and walk away
. If you care about this show just half as much as you say you do, you’ll just leave now and spare yourself the embarrassment
of coming out here and begging for the approval of these stupid people!
The fans boo again, even louder this time, and Long’s smile has completely evaporated.
: Don’t boo me; you all know that he’s a useless General Manager just as much as I do.
Despite Christian’s wishes, the fans don’t mind unleashing some more hate onto him.
: Okay, okay... I’ll just cut to the chase now.
Christian then raises the two pieces of paper in his hand, and displays them to all of the people in the arena. Long tries to see what is on them but Christian makes sure that the GM cannot see.
: In my hand are two letters. These letters are addressed to the WWE Board of Directors. On one of the letters, I write about how I think that Theodore Long should be fired from his position as General Manager of Smackdown on the grounds that he sucks!
Heat again, and Long is just embarrassed at this point.
: The other letter, it says that (tries not to laugh)
that Theodore Long is a good General Manager and that he has taken into account the needs of every Superstar on the Smackdown roster and in my opinion, made Smackdown the best it has ever been and therefore should remain General Manager of Smackdown.
Christian looks at the second letter with disgust before continuing.
: One of these letters are going to be sent to the Board as soon as I get backstage, and as I am a valued member of the WWE roster, the Board of Directors value my opinion highly. Now I assume, Teddy, that you are wondering what factor is going to affect which letter I send to the Board of Directors; and I will give you my terms right now... Put me in that Six-Pack Challenge and the “nice” letter will be sent, but refuse, I will forward the letter which describes my true feelings.
The fans boo, and Christian cocks a smirk at his plan, which he seems confident will earn him a World Heavyweight Championship Match. Teddy looks conflicted, and he speaks quite quietly into the mic.
: Christian, the match is full. Everyone in that match earned their place in it, and sorry playa, there’s nothing I can do for ya-
: (Interrupting, and speaking loudly)
Well I guess-
: BUT... I do have something for you at Night of Champions.
The fans let out another big pop, as Christian’s microphone arm drops to the side and he smugly looks at Long and brashly says “What?”.
: After what you pulled in that Battle Royal last week there was someone that approached me after the show and he asked me for a shot at you, Christian.
Christian seems a little surprised, one of his eyebrows raising slightly, as some of the fans click onto who Teddy is talking about.
: So without further adieu, Christian, meet your opponent at Night of Champions... DANIEL BRYAN!
*FLIGHT OF THE VALKYRIES*
The fans go wild, and Christian is fuming... Daniel Bryan is here!! Mr Money in the Bank carries his ever so precious briefcase down to the ring with him as he defiantly marches down the ramp; his eyes locked on Christian.
: WHAT?! THIS GUY?
: Daniel Bryan! The man that Christian brutally attacked last week after he had been eliminated from the Battle Royal; and now these two are going to face off at Night of Champions!
: Ma boy D Bryan looks intense t’night!
Bryan climbs the ramp and doesn’t bother asking for a microphone, instead entering the ring and pointing his finger in the air for the fans before taking his place and standing next to Teddy Long. Bryan’s music cuts out, and the loud buzz in the arena as well as a mighty “DANIEL BRYAN” chant fills the arena, which brings a large grin onto the face of Mr Money in the Bank.
: Now after what happened last week, I know that there is a little bad blood between the two of you, so to make sure that this match is still going to go ahead; I’m placing a Non-Contact rule between the two of you before that match. Anyone who breaks this rule will automatically lose the match.
Bryan nods his head and the crowd seem a little annoyed that these two can’t mix it up now. Christian though raises his microphone and shakes his head in anger.
: No... No. I won’t fight him; I have nothing to gain from beating and embarrassing him, he’s already nothing. Teddy, I told you I want a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship, and I’m not settling for this. The only way that I’ll fight him is if- (He looks down at the briefcase in Bryan’s left hand) The only way I’ll accept this match with him is if he puts that Money in the Bank contract on the line.
Christian seems happy with himself, and Bryan’s expression doesn’t change at all. Long turns to Bryan and the camera can see Teddy asking him if he agrees to that. Bryan then takes the microphone from Long and he speaks for the first time.
: I’ll put my Money in the Bank Contract on the line if our match is a Submission Match!
The fans pop, and Christian seems to be thinking about it with some thought.
: I’m the best technical wrestler in the world, as Submission Match is no problem for me... you’ve just made a big
*JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES*
The fans go wild in the arena, as Christian drops his microphone down to the mat and exits the ring. Bryan’s face is stern, as Teddy Long looks on from behind Bryan as Christian backs up the ramp with the opponents in nine days time both staring into the other’s eyes and neither man lets up.
: It is going to be the great Captain Charisma, Christian, against The Dork Daniel Bryan at Night of Champions! That show is getting better and better! Please stay tuned as we still have a lot more to come tonight on Smackdown!
*ONLY ONE CAN JUDGE*
There is solid heat in the arena, as the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes walks out onto the stage, dressed in a suit but he still shields his face as much as he can. The champion is followed out by Ted DiBiase, who is dressed for action.
: Tonight is not just a big night for Ted DiBiase and Sin Cara; but for Cody Rhodes too. He has to count on his friend Ted DiBiase to beat Sin Cara, because if not, Sin Cara will receive a shot at the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions.
: Cody has to trust Ted against ma boy Sin Cara, and dat is gon’ be a tough task.
: Well ever since Sin Cara has been here in the WWE he has been extremely impressive and last week it seemed that he was about to gain a victory over Cody Rhodes and earn an Intercontinental Championship Match, but then Ted DiBiase got involved and well, as you can see, the plan backfired.
The replay of DiBiase pushing Sin Cara off of the top rope last week is shown, and Rhodes doesn’t look happy at DiBiase for what happened, and the IC champion gives his friend/follower a stern look, and DiBiase then climbs up the ring steps as Rhodes walks around the ring and stands against the ring apron and looks on in as DiBiase climbs up onto the middle turnbuckle and he taunts the fans and then the light dim and the arena turns a shade of dark blue...
There is a big pop, as Sin Cara walks out onto the stage!! He points right at DiBiase before he throws off his jacket, and then sprints down the ramp and then jumps into the ring over the top rope!! The fans pop for the cool entrance, as Sin Cara then climbs up onto the second rope and poses with his arms up for the fans.
: That entrance is just a sample of Sin Cara’s athleticism, something Ted DiBiase will have to try and limit- HEY!!
Matthews is shocked because DiBiase jumps Sin Cara from behind to kick start our opening contest!!
No Disqualifications Match:
If Sin Cara wins; he will gain an Intercontinental Championship Match at Night of Champions.
Sin Cara vs Ted DiBiase w/ Cody Rhodes
The clubbing blow from DiBiase sends Sin Cara tumbling off of the turnbuckle and then he lands down onto the apron and then crashes down onto the floor! The Mexican Idol groans in pain, as DiBiase follows up by climbing out of the ring and he starts to stomp on Sin Cara’s chest. DiBiase then picks his opponent up and ignores the referee’s requests to return Sin Cara to the ring. DiBiase continues his assault now with a barrage of punches to Sin Cara’s head. DiBiase gets up and roars out to the fans and they do nothing but boo the Fortunate Son, but he is too rich to care. DiBiase picks Sin Cara up to his feet, and rocks the Mexican with a right hand to the side of the head, and Cara is then sent into the corner. DiBiase measures himself and charges in... But Sin Cara uses the ropes to leap out onto the apron! DiBiase clatters into the turnbuckle and falls in a heap down to the mat. Sin Cara takes a couple of steps towards the centre of the apron, and goes to slingshot himself into the ring-BUT HE IS PULLED DOWN TO THE FLOOR...BY CODY RHODES!!! The fans start to shit all over the Intercontinental Champion, and now Rhodes starts to put the boots onto Sin Cara!!
DiBiase is still down on the mat, and the referee is forced to come outside the ring and berate Rhodes. Cody stops stomping a hole into Sin Cara’s chest to shout at the official “IT’S NO DISQUALIFICATIONS, I CAN DO WHAT I WANT!” before carrying on with his previous assault! The referee is now forced to go physical and push Cody away from Sin Cara, and Rhodes is furious! The IC Champ points at the title in his hand and says that he should be shown more respect than that... but the referee has enough and SENDS CODY TO THE BACK!! The fans roar at the referee’s decision, and Cody starts to jump around and complain, but he eventually makes his way up the ramp, and the fans now chant the “Hey, Hey, Goodbye” chant as Cody leaves. The referee slides back into the ring only to be met by an enraged Ted DiBiase. Ted shouts in the ref’s face, but he falls backwards... Schoolboy by Sin Cara!! One...Two...Thr-NO!!!
Ted springs back to his feet with a look of shock, and he charges at Sin Cara again, but the Mexican ducks the clothesline and catches DiBiase with a dropkick to the face when he rebounds off of the ropes. DiBiase grabs his nose and rolls out of the ring to avoid further punishment, but Sin Cara charges towards the ropes next to Ted and connects with a scintillating SUICIDE DIVE!! Cara springs to his feet as soon as he hits the floor; sending DiBiase clattering into the ring barrier. The Mexican Sensation looks to continue his fast paced offence, but he has to wait for DiBiase to recover from the bump to the back of his head first and get back up to his feet. Ted staggers up, but is flipped right back down onto the small of his back by a Hurracanrana on the outside from Sin Cara!! The fans pop, as DiBiase’s back slaps off of the floor, and Cara readjusts his mask slightly before picking his opponent up and rolling him back into the ring. Sin Cara slides in after DiBiase and hooks the leg for another cover...One...Two...Ted prevents Sin Cara from advancing to face Rhodes! Sin Cara looks to carry on his momentum by lifting Ted up into a seated position and drilling him with a kick to the back, and Sin Cara then runs against the ropes and delivers a dropkick right to the face of DiBiase once more! Ted falls back onto his back and Cara is back down for another pin attempt...One...Two...No!!
After a quick shake of the head, Cara pushes himself back up to his feet, and starts to head towards the corner! He climbs through the ropes and then on top of the turnbuckle. He waits on Red to get back to his feet once again, and leaps from the top rope; looking for a Cross Body-DROPKICK FROM DIBIASE!! Ted caught Sin Cara in mid-air with a dropkick! Much like two weeks ago against Mark Henry, Sin Cara going to the top rope has cost him here tonight. DiBiase is laid on the floor next to Sin Cara, and the camera catches a smile come across his face as Sin Cara clutches his stomach next to him in pain. Ted gets back to his feet and grabs Sin Cara by the head; bringing him up too. DiBiase connects with a knee to the mid section followed by a scoop slam. Ted rebounds off of the ropes and drops an elbow down across Sin Cara’s sternum and stays on him for the cover...One...Two...No!! DiBiase wastes little time in bringing himself and his opponent back up to a vertical base and he lifts Sin Cara up for another scoop slam... but instead drops Sin Cara over his knee for a Gutbuster!! Cara flails around on the mat, as DiBiase rolls out of the ring and heads over to the timekeeper’s area and grabs a Steel Chair!!
DiBiase rolls back into the ring with the weapon, and Sin Cara leans against the ropes opposite to where Ted entered. Sin Cara runs towards DiBiase, and Ted swings and misses, and Sin Cara bounces off of the ropes behind DiBiase, but Ted quickly drops the chair and follows in and catching Sin Cara with his trademark rebound clothesline off of the ropes in the centre of the ring, turning Sin Cara inside out!! The fans cry “OOH!” from the move, and Ted opts against the cover and returns to the chair that he brought into the ring. Ted looks around with the chair in hand and he props it in the corner in between the top and middle turnbuckles! Ted returns to the centre of the ring and stomps on Sin Cara’s chest, and brings him back up. Sin Cara tries to battle back with rights and lefts to the mid section of DiBiase, and Sin Cara connects with a stiff kick to the side of Ted’s leg!! Sin Cara runs off of the ropes and hits a low dropkick and takes out DiBiase’s knee! Ted falls down to a knee, and Sin Cara charges in again and clatters into Ted’s head with a Shining Wizard!!! Ted falls spread eagle on the mat and Cara goes for the cover once again...One...Two...Thre-NO!!
The momentum falls into Sin Cara’s hands once again, and with DiBiase still basically laid out even after kicking out Sin Cara now heads to the high risk district once again to try and put DiBiase away. Sin Cara is able to get onto the top rope once more, and he flies off again, looking for a Flip Senton off of the top!!! TED MOVES BUT SIN CARA ROLLS THROUGH!!! The fans pop, as Sin Cara near enough replicates his entrance, and DiBiase rolls back onto his feet, and he charges at Sin Cara in the opposite corner, looking for a Spear-CRACK!!! Sin Cara moved and DiBiase goes skull-first into the steel chair that he had set up!! Ted is all groggy legged as he stumbles back, and Sin Cara comes in to roll him up...One...Two...Three!!!
Winner: Sin Cara (9.23)
The fans go wild after that finish, and the lights come back to normal, and Sin Cara has his arm raised defiantly by the referee; as he will now face Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions! DiBiase looks dazed on the mat, as his eyes are glazed over as he stares into the lights. Sin Cara steps up onto the middle turnbuckle, and points out into the crowd, but his and everyone else’s attention changes to the stage, as Cody Rhodes has now returned. The IC Champ looks extremely pissed off through his mask, and he glares at Sin Cara with a determined stare. Sin Cara turns his head towards the champion and makes the belt motion around his waist!! The fans go wild again, and Cody seems to have had enough of it all and makes his way to the back.
: Look at dat! Cody Rhodes want no part of Sin Cara! He won’t be able to run anywhere at Night o’ Champions!
: Sin Cara able to get some revenge for the beatings last week by Cody Rhodes as he knocks off Ted DiBiase, and that was a fun one to watch.
: Ted DiBiase can be proud of himself after that showing for sure, but I don’t think Cody will be too happy with his friend after that.
Back from the commercial, and we’re over to the man that has taken over interviewing duties on both brands, the always excitable Matt Striker. Striker looks happy as usual as he psyches himself up inside his head.
: Ladies and Gentlemen, my guest at this time is one of the five men competing for Randy Orton’s World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions and the man that will go one on one with the champion in our main event tonight; he is none other than Wade Barrett.
With that, Wade Barrett walks into the shot, dressed in his ring gear already, but with the suit jacket draped over his shoulders. He looks happy as displayed by his smug grin.
: Wade, you look pleased with yourself; most likely because of your attack on Randy Orton at the end of last week’s show. Do you not think that your actions may have only aggravated “The Viper”?
: See Matt, the thing about snakes is that in order to stop them from causing any more damage than they already have is to cut off their head; that is exactly what I am going to do to Randy Orton tonight. I’m going to stop him from being able to defend that championship at Night of Champions because once I’m done with him he won’t even be able to make it to Buffalo.
The fans start to boo Barrett, but he carries on nonetheless.
: Which means winning the World Heavyweight Championship is going to become even easier that it would have already been. Even if Orton does somehow manage to drag his carcass to Night of Champions, he’ll be in no shape to defend that championship. Hey, even if Orton was one-hundred percent, he would still not be able to stop me.
Barrett’s smile slightly vanishes for a second.
: In his current reign as World Heavyweight Champion, he has only managed to stay champion because of biased officiating by that cretin Teddy Long, and somewhat mediocre
A mixed reaction to that statement; cheers for the Christian insult, but boos for the T-Lo jab.
: So tonight, Randy, you have nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. I am making a Wade Barrett guarantee that you are not going to make it to Night of Champions, because I am going to tear you apart.
The fans boo, and Barrett looks to walk away, but he turns to the camera one more time.
: Or Randy, you can do what snakes usually do and take the easy way out; you can just give me the title tonight.
Barrett curls his lip up at the camera and then finally storms out of the camera, leaving Striker to mull over the harsh words of one of the favourites at Night of Champions.
Back in the arena, we see Trent Barretta posing on the top rope after just making his entrance and getting a decent reaction from the fans. All attention however focuses towards the stage as we hear...
“OHH AY OHHH OHH AYYY OHHHHHH”
There is quite a large pop in the arena, as we see Justin Gabriel walk out onto the stage!! The South African jumps in the air and lands down crouched and looks out to the WWE Universe and he springs back up and holds his arms out to the side as he makes his way down to the ring.
: Here is someone that I have been looking forward to seeing tonight! Justin Gabriel, ladies and gentlemen, has been on a roll lately, after getting wins here on Smackdown these past couple of weeks and tonight he faces one of his good friends, Trent Barretta.
: All this guy seems to be doing is winning, and tonight I’m sure he hopes to carry on that trend.
Gabriel gets into the ring and nods his head at Barretta as he climbs up the turnbuckle and then poses for the fans. Gabriel extends his arms out like a plane and the camera mic picks up him saying “Time to Fly” as he gets a raucous ovation from the fans.
Justin Gabriel vs Trent Barretta
The bell rings, and both men quickly go into the centre to bump fists as a sign of respect, before they both back away and then lock up. Gabriel is able to get the advantage and put Barretta in a headlock before getting the takeover, but Trent gets a headscissors and both men then release and spring back up to their feet. They lock up again, and Barretta gets the headlock in this time, but Gabriel quickly leaps up and then hooks his leg around Barretta’s arm and drops down for a CRUCIFIX PIN! One...Two..Barretta kicks out! Both men spring up again, and they acknowledge that, and then they go in again, Gabriel goes for a kick but Barretta ducks and then rolls Gabriel up! One...Two...Kickout!! The fans pop for the opening exchange and then the two lock up again with Barretta getting the go behind... he tries to bounce Gabriel off of the ropes and roll him up but Gabriel holds onto the ropes and then Barretta rolls back into the ring. Barretta quickly runs in but Gabriel stops him with an elbow to the face, before he springs back off of the ropes and then SPIKES Barretta with a DDT!! Trent lays contorted on the mat, but Gabriel then pushes him over and hooks the leg...One...Two...NO!
Barretta stays alive, but he does look worse for wear, as that move from Gabriel has shifted momentum completely into his favour. Gabriel ushers Trent up to his feet, and then whips him across the ring into the corner. Gabriel charges in and connects with a shoulder to the gut, before he snapmares Barretta and rolls him into the centre of the ring and dropkicks him in the back of the head! Gabriel then hooks both of Barretta’s legs and goes for another pin...One...Two...NO!! Trent shows off some more resiliency as Gabriel doesn’t let the near fall deter him and he then gets Barretta up to his feet again, and goes to whip him into the corner again, but Barretta turns it around, and Gabriel goes running in, with Barretta following in. Gabriel tries the float over, but Barretta drops down to the mat and drives his knees in the air and Gabriel free falls right onto Trent’s knees!!
Justin holds his stomach and writhes around the ring as Barretta then takes the chance to rest after the onslaught from the South African. Gabriel starts to get up by himself, but Trent then comes over to bring him up. Barretta then goes for a swinging neckbreaker, but Gabriel then continues going around and spins Trent around, and Barretta then turns back into a SUPERKICK!! Gabriel also drops to the mat and holds his stomach, as it appears that his opponent has fallen into a convenient position. Gabriel notices this and starts to scramble up the turnbuckle, and he gets up to the top rope and stares out to the WWE Universe who know exactly what he is thinking Gabriel then leaps...450 SPLASH!!! Gabriel sells the effect on his ribs as Barretta is merely slumped down, and Gabriel then crawls over and hooks the leg...One...Two...Three!!!
Winner: Justin Gabriel (5.43)
Gabriel gets up, still clutching his ribs, and he has his arm raised by the referee as the fans cheer him for his performance.
: Justin Gabriel wins again! This kid is really starting to turn some heads around here, and I have to say that I see big things for Justin Gabriel.
: Man, dat, four-fiddy splash is off da chain dawg!
: Well, Gabriel is certainly progressing here on Smackdown, and who knows where he will go next from here? And look at the sportsmanship! Fantastic.
Gabriel now approaches Barretta, who sits up in the corner and extends his hand; Barretta accepting as Gabriel pulls him up and raises his arm to a good pop from the fans, and both men then exit the ring together.
Back from commercial, and the team of Percy Watson & Titus O’Neill have found themselves in the ring, and there is a decent cheer when their names get called out by Tony Chimel, and Watson treats us to an “OH YEAH!”. The two newcomers look out to the stage for their opponents.
*SOMEBODIES GONNA GET IT*
Or is that opponent?! The fans are a little confused, but their doubts are put to rest, when the “World’s Strongest Man” MARK HENRY walks out onto the stage. The camera is behind him at first, but then pans around to see Henry looking very disapprovingly at the men in the ring. Watson and O’Neill look a little confused, but Percy tries to psyche himself up by doing a couple of little “OH YEAH!”s whilst Titus barks like a dog. Henry seems even more perplexed by this, and he has a look on his face to say “...the fuck is this?” as he trudges up the steel steps and onto the apron. Henry looks out to the WWE Universe, as he is set to be on the bad side of a Handicap Match as he prepares for Night of Champions; fresh of destroying Yoshi Tatsu last week.
2–on–1 Handicap Match:
Percy Watson & Titus O’Neill vs Mark Henry
The bell rings and Titus O’Neill steps up to the plate and decides that he wants to take on Henry. The two men then go for a lock up, but Henry forces O’Neill down into the mat face first!! Titus grabs his nose, but Henry is quick to get back on him; scooping him up off of the mat and then pushing him in the corner away from Watson. Henry comes in with a corner clothesline that sends O’Neill stumbling back into the centre of the ring and he then holds his hand out and Watson tries to get there but Mark Henry comes in and CLUBS Titus from behind!! O’Neill lays in a crumple on the mat, on his face, and Henry then drops an elbow down across O’Neill’s back!!
Henry then gets back up and he grabs O’Neill’s hand and drags him over to Watson in the corner and he holds O’Neill’s hand out for Watson, but Percy smartly shakes his head and doesn’t accept the opportunity of tagging himself in. Henry then looks right at Watson and shouts “GOOD MOVE” before he pulls Titus back up to his feet and then drops him down with a Scoop Slam!! The crowd are stunned into silence as O’Neill, despite being a physical presence himself, is being dominated by The World’s Strongest Man. Henry opts against ending it right now, and he then picks Titus off of the floor and whips him against the ropes and Watson gets in the blind tag!! O’Neill runs back at Henry and gets FLATTENED WITH A CLOTHESLINE!! Henry roars in his dominance as he then turns around and Percy Watson is FLYING THROUGH THE AIR...BUT HENRY CATCHES HIM!! Watson’s cross body attempt is foiled as Henry then moves into the centre of the ring and hits the WORLDS STRONGEST SLAM!! You’d probably need a fish slice to peel Watson off of the canvas has Henry then goes in with the lateral press...One...Two...Three!!
Winner: Mark Henry (3.01)
*SOMEBODIES GONNA GET IT*
Henry then gets to his feet and he wastes no time in getting his arm raised by the referee. He seems happy with his work tonight as he dusts his hands together.
: There is NO stopping Mark Henry; not when he is being this dominant.
: Man, I think Percy Watson has got broken ribs, dawg!
: Well, the World’s Strongest Man certainly sending a message to his opponents in nine nights, and I would not be surprised to see him walking out of Buffalo as the World Heavyweight Champion.
Henry then walks back over to the downed body of Percy Watson as he picks him up by his head and scoops him back up!!
: This is not called for though!!
Henry holds him up, but then there is a stir in the arena, and SHEAMUS IS CHARGING DOWN THE RAMP!! Henry drops Watson to the mat as Sheamus slides in and then the two behemoths stare each other down! The atmosphere is electric as both men are ready to go...SO THEY DO!! Sheamus charges in and tackles Henry to the floor!! Sheamus gets in a few shots to the head of Henry, but then Mark turns it around and starts to club away at Sheamus’ face!! The two men start scrambling and trying to get a piece of each other, but then an army of referees and backstage staff all start sprinting to the ring!! The officials all slide in, but none of them are able to separate the brawling men, as Henry has two men holding both of his arms back but they can’t do anything!! Then Theodore Long starts running down to the ring and he doesn’t look happy, as he waves his arm and SECURITY make their way down to the ring!! The ring starts to fill with around twenty men all attempting to stop Sheamus and Henry going at it, and it seems that the security guys have managed to get the job done as Henry is finally pulled off of Sheamus and across the ring! Things seem to calm but no one had restrained Sheamus so he charges in and manages to get a boot to Henry’s chest!! The impact knocks Henry down onto his ass as the men start to swarm around Sheamus and the now furious Mark Henry! Long then gets right near Mark Henry and tells him to leave the ring and the World’s Strongest Man is forced out by the men surrounding him and the General Manager.
*WRITTEN IN MY FACE*
The fans start to cheer as Sheamus is seen smiling in the midst of all of the men surrounding him. Henry is being forced up the ramp and looks furious at what has happened and he stares down the smiling Irishman.
: Pandemonium!! These two men want to rip each other’s throats out!
: Look at all of these officials! We’re lucky all these men were on hand otherwise we might not have a building right now!
: I just wanna see these two go at it again and again, dawg! And at Night of Champions, we’ll see it in dat Six-Pack Challenge!
Narrator: To be a champion, one must be superior to all of their adversaries.
A flashing image of Randy Orton RKO'ing Christian onto the steel steps at Summerslam is shown.
Narrator: The champion might be Perfection...
Dolph Ziggler brashly holds up his United States Championship above his head.
An image of Kelly Kelly right after she won the Divas Championship flickers onto the screen.
Narrator: ... Or Ugly...
A scene of Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes trying to hide his face during one of his entrances comes up on the screen.
Narrator: A champion can benefit from the wealth of their company...
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty are shown having their hands raised at the end of a match.
Narrator: ...Or just their wealth.
Alberto Del Rio stands in front of an expensive car with pyro shooting down behind him.
Narrator: One night a year, the WWE showcases these superior individuals.
A quick montage of a referee holding up each championship belt one by one is shown.
Narrator: It is the Night...
Randy Orton then stands on the top rope with the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist.
Narrator: ... Of CHAMPIONS!
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
Back from commercial now, and the world’s happiest backstage interviewer Matt Striker is standing by ready with his microphone in hand and we see that standing next to him is Mr Money in the Bank Daniel Bryan!
: Ladies and Gentlemen, as you can see, my guest at this time is the holder of the Smackdown Money in the Bank Contract, Daniel Bryan.
: I’m happy to be here, Matt.
: Daniel, earlier tonight we learnt that you are going to defend your Money in the Bank contract in nine nights at Night of Champions in a Submission Match against Christian. Now you’ve had a chance to think about the match and all of the stipulations involved; how prepared are you going into this match?
Bryan rubs his chin as he thinks about his answer, but he then smiles.
: Matt, it is actually quite easy. I believe that I hold every advantage possible over Christian in this match. It is going to be a Submission Match, and I am one of the greatest Submission wrestlers in the world.
The fans pop as Striker can’t help but agree as he nods his head.
: Christian doesn’t have any submission moves; he’s never made anyone quit. The way I wrestle, is that my opponents either tap... Or snap.
The fans lap up everything Bryan has to say.
: Also, I’m going to go into that match as fresh as a daisy, as because of the non-contact rule that has been put in place until Night of Champions, Christian can’t touch me. He can’t execute any of his underhanded tactics and try to make sure that I am not one-hundred per cent when I go to face him at Night of Champions.
Bryan starts to look a little more serious as he talks now.
: He will try and say that this is Teddy Long trying to screw him out of the World Heavyweight Championship, but everybody knows that Christian does not deserve to be World Heavyweight Champion. Someone like me, Daniel Bryan, deserves to be the World Heavyweight Champion.
Bryan starts smiling again as the fans seem to agree with him.
: And I plan on carrying this briefcase all the way to Wrestlemania Twenty-Eight right into the Main Event and then I will win the World Heavyweight Championship.
The fans pop loudly as we are now aware of Bryan’s masterplan.
: Pity that that isn’t going to happen, right?
There is a TON of heat now, as CHRISTIAN walks in to the shot, and he stands on the other side of Striker, who once again looks awkward as he just holds the microphone in between the two rivals. Bryan looks furious, as it seems that the calmness he has displayed thus far has vanished.
: Daniel, now, I don’t want to aggravate you... I just came here to say good luck.
Christian then extends his hand, and Mr MITB looks down on it and smiles before he then makes sure not to touch Christian but then goes closer to Christian’s face.
: Nice try.
Bryan then smiles and walks out of the shot, and Christian has a smug grin despite Bryan seeing through his plan to try and get him to touch him.
: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, next week, making his return to Smackdown for one night only, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge!!
: And not only that; we have learnt earlier tonight that Edge is going to present his trademark talk show, The Cutting Edge, and his guests will be none other than Edge’s best friend, Christian, and the man that Christian will face in a Submission Match for the Money in the Bank Briefcase at Night of Champions, Daniel Bryan!
: Just think, we saw at Summerslam what Edge thought of Christian’s behaviour these past few months since Edge retired and it is just not the Christian we’d been used to seeing; all of these events that have happened to Captain Charisma have changed him, and the man that has caused all of this stress, all of this heartbreak; Teddy Long.
: No need to bring Teddy Long into dis, Michael.
: Teddy Long has been treating Christian unfairly! Argue it all you want, Booker, but you can’t deny the facts and Long has made Christian’s life hell these past few months!
*AINT NO MAKE BELIEVE*
There is a loud pop in the arena, as John Morrison walks through the curtain and he makes his slow-mo pyro and awesomeness and the commentators continue to talk over his entrance.
: Let’s talk about Christian and Theodore Long another time, because right now we have a match between two Six-Pack Challenge Participants!
: Well here you see John Morrison, who simply just jumped brands and came here to Smackdown and he beat Christian last week to qualify for the Six-Pack Challenge.
: Well, I think Morrison’s got a good chance at Night of Champions. That entrance he does can distract the other guys and he can get the win, ya dig?
Morrison climbs onto the middle turnbuckle and holds his arm up and gets a good reaction from the fans and he jumps down and removes his jacket and gives it to the referee as he does his last minute stretches as he waits for his opponent.
*MAIN YASH HUN*
There is a huge amount of boos as the painful-sounding entrance music of The Great Khali blares out into the arena, and the giant is accompanied by Jinder Mahal, who screams instructions as they walk down to the ring. Khali climbs into the ring and then holds the rope up for Mahal to follow him in. Morrison looks a little confused at that action and he then goes across the ring to shake Khali’s hand, but Mahal steps in his way! Morrison looks taken aback and then returns to the corner he was previously standing in beforehand. Mahal takes Khali back and shouts at his giant some more in Punjabi, and the referee then comes over and forces Mahal out of the ring and he rings the bell.
The Great Khali w/ Jinder Mahal vs John Morrison
Khali advances towards the centre of the ring, and Morrison comes in to meet him. Morrison goes for the handshake again now Mahal isn’t in the ring, and it looks like Khali is going to accept it, but then Mahal jumps up onto the apron and shouts at Khali! This causes Morrison to turn towards Mahal and KHALI STRIKES!! The big man knocks Morrison to the mat with a giant club! Khali picks Morrison up and pushes him into the turnbuckle and then connects with right hands to the mid section. Khali being JoMo up to the top rope and looks like he is going to throw Morrison into the ring but JoMo fights out with a kick to the head! Khali stumbles back a couple of steps and Morrison then flies off of the turnbuckles but Khali chops him down!! The fans go quiet as Mahal starts to smile at ringside and he tells his giant to start punishing Morrison. Khali then walks over to Morrison and starts stomping onto JoMo’s chest and pressing his knee down across Morrison’s throat. Morrison grabs the ropes to get the break.
Khali now bring Morrison up to his feet and pushes him into the corner once more. Khali goes for another chop but Morrison moves and Khali slams his hand on the top turnbuckle!! The giant groans in pain as Morrison now swings with a couple of right hands that rock The Punjabi Nightmare, but Khali pushes him back, but Morrison runs back into a BOOT TO THE FACE FROM KHALI!! Morrison is turned inside out from the impact and he then tries to pick himself up off of the mat, but Khali gets onto him and then picks him back up to his feet. Khali then piefaces Morrison and sends him tumbling over the top rope!! Khali goes to follow up but the referee now comes in and stops him, and MAHAL TAKES ADVANTAGE!! Mahal comes in with boots to the downed Morrison, and Jinder then brings Morrison to his feet and tries to sling him into the steps but Morrison turns it around and Mahal goes for the ride!! The fans pop as Mahal is slammed into the steel steps and Morrison now jumps up onto the apron.
Khali then finishes his piece with the referee, thinking that Mahal had done his job, but as the giant turns around Morrison comes in and connects with a springboard dropkick to the chest!! The impact only manages to knock Khali back a few steps! Morrison is quick to get up and then he kicks Khali in the side of the leg and that causes Khali to stumble some more! Morrison then kicks the leg again!! Khali still doesn’t fall and Morrison then runs off of the ropes and tackles Khali’s knee from behind!! Khali drops down to the one knee now and Morrison then smashes his elbow into the side of the big man’s head and he sees that Khali is rocked by the impact and he then runs across the ring and dropkicks Khali in the side of the head and the big man is down!! Morrison then jumps onto Khali for the cover...One...KHALI LAUNCHES MORRISON INTO THE AIR!! Morrison gets up, and Mahal is back on the apron! Morrison then runs and smashes Mahal with a forearm to the head and Mahal is sent tumbling once again! Morrison then turns around and Khali is on his feet! Morrison looks up at the furious giant but he is then blasted with a huge chop!! Morrison crumples to the mat as Khali then grabs him by the neck with both hands and lift him up before dropping him with the PUNJABI PLUNGE!! Khali goes down and makes the cover...One...Two...Three!!
Winner: The Great Khali (6.18)
*MAIN YASH HUN*
The fans boo Khali as he stands up and gets his arm raised as many in attendance thought that Morrison was going to get the win.
: What have you got to say about that then, Booker?
: All I have to say is that Jinder Mahal cost John Morrison dis match, and if Mahal wasn’t dere, John Morrison would have beaten Da Great Khali right dere.
: Well, despite Khali getting the win, I don’t think Jinder Mahal is that impressed!
Mahal has a face like thunder as he then climbs back into the ring and he goes right up to Khali who seemed to be happy about his victory, but Mahal shouts him down! Even though Khali won, Jinder Mahal seems to be furious! Mahal starts to escort Khali out of the ring, and Morrison is holding the back of his neck in the centre of the ring as he doesn’t seem happy that his Smackdown return hasn’t really had the chance to pick up momentum as we fade to commercial.
As we return from commercial, we are in a corridor, and the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase are walking down the hall. DiBiase looks upset, and he still hold the back of his head, and Rhodes has an emotionless stare as he walks forwards but the champion looks pissed off. Ted then stops walking.
: Look, Cody... I’m sorry again.
Rhodes then stops in his tracks and turns around to go nose to nose with his friend and he gives him a deep glare.
: Do you realise what you have done? I have to put this...
Rhodes then gestures to the title perching over his shoulder
: on the line against that coward Sin Cara. He doesn’t deserve to be in the same ring as me, let alone competing for my prized possession.
: I’m sorry, are we cool?
: Cool? You think we are cool? You are the one that got me into this mess!! IT IS ALL YOUR FAULT!!
A few workers in the background seem to turn around after being made to jump a little after that outburst from Rhodes.
: I hope this isn’t a bad time...
Rhodes looks infuriated that someone has came to talk to him, but when he turns around, he sees that it was William Regal!
: I just thought I’d come and find you two little hooligans and let you know that I have not forgotten what you two did to me two weeks ago.
Rhodes merely snarls at the Englishman, as Regal continues.
: That is why I spoke to Mr Long a few moments ago and asked to be Sin Cara’s partner next week where we will face you two imbeciles.
There is a decent pop in the arena for that statement. Regal now gets right into Cody’s face.
: So next week, I’m going to tear you apart, sunshine.
Regal then gives Rhodes a deep stare before cracking into a slight smirk before turning on his heels and walking away, leaving Cody looking furious, and DiBiase behind him looking concerned.
We are in a locker room area, and two men have their backs turned to the camera. One of the men has curly hair, so the crowd instantly recognises Derrick Bateman, and then they both turn around and the other is NXT Season Four Winner, Johnny Curtis! The two seem to have a more serious demeanour about them than usual.
: In recent times, the WWE has become a place of danger. Sneak attacks, low blows, interferences; all these acts have created an environment that many feel they are not fully safe in.
: Unfortunately, Smackdown is no exclusion to this and last week, we ourselves witnessed one of these heinous attacks.
Curtis then overdramatically puts his head in his hands which gets a few laughs from the WWE Universe.
: It made us think. It made us think of what we can do as individuals to help the WWE and ensure the safety of every WWE employee. Because when you take away someone’s safety, you restrict their freedom.
Curtis now quickly jolts his head forward and then looks directly into the camera.
: We are making it our mission to bring the freedom of the WWE Superstars back to them and finally put an end to all of this. We will not rest until the WWE is safe once again, and we will fight each and every night until we have completed our cause.
: I am “The Phoenix” Derrick Bateman-
: We agreed that I’m gonna be “The Phoenix”!
: Fine. He is “The Phoenix” Johnny Curtis and I am “The Prince of Justice” Derrick Bateman-
: I like that!!
: I know it’s sweet.
: And we are from this moment onwards, Fighting for Freedom!
The two men then share a cheesy smile at the camera as the camera fades out.
The camera now cuts to another backstage area, and we see WADE BARRETT walking down a corridor with the camera in front of him. Barrett looks intimidating as hell and a small graphic in the corner saying “Next” appears.
: There you see Wade Barrett, who is going to go one on one with the World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton... Next!
*END OF DAYS*
The fans let their feelings towards Wade Barrett be known, as the smug Englishman walks out onto the entrance stage, with a suit jacket draped over his shoulders, but he bursts out of the jacket and starts to march down to the ring for his match. He is in high spirits after what he did to the champion at the end of the show last week, and as usual he makes no effort in trying to play for the fans. He briskly jogs up the steps and into the ring, and has a gaze out into the WWE Universe before running across the ring and smashing his fist into his hand. He looks around the arena again, and then faces the ramp to wait for his opponent.
The Spokane Arena EXPLODES with the biggest cheer of the night by far, and it is of course for the World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton! “The Viper” slowly makes his way out onto the stage, and he wears the “Security” t-shirt he’s worn in the past few weeks on Smackdown, and his title rests around his waist. Orton gingerly shakes his shoulder out as he starts to make his way down to the ring, and the toll that the past couple of weeks has taken against the champion is obvious. Orton stares at Barrett in the ring as he saunters his way down to the ring, and Barrett does a mocking little wave to Orton as he makes his way down to the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett
The bell rings, but Orton is already on Wade Barrett after taking him out with a Thesz Press and the champion gets a measure of revenge for last week and hammers into the Englisman’s head with a barrage of right and left hands to the head. The referee comes in already and pulls Orton away. Orton springs back up, but he favours his shoulder immediately after, groaning as he goes in to follow up on Barrett with a stomp to the chest that sends Wade into the corner. Orton’s shoulder is causing him some considerable discomfort as he comes in to get Barrett again, but Wade reaches onto the ropes and uses them as leverage so he can kick Orton in the injured shoulder!! The champion groans in pain and stumbles back a few steps, and Barrett gets to his feet and flattens Orton with a clothesline! Barrett has the champion down for the first cover but Orton is forced to power the hurt shoulder up at two. Barrett quickly grabs hold of Orton’s arm and turns the champion onto his front and pulls Orton’s arm back with his knee on Orton’s shoulder... Barrett is trying to rip Orton’s arm off!!
Barrett’s ruthless style comes across early in this match, and Orton screams in agony at his shoulder being pulled apart by Barrett. Wade cranks the pressure on the hold up some more, and he tells Orton “Just tap. Make it easier for yourself!” Orton tries to use his legs to get to the ropes to break the submission attempt, but Barrett has the champion flat on the mat in the centre of the ring. The camera catches Orton’s face being pressed against the mat as a result of the position he is in, and Barrett continues to urge him to tap out to the hold, and just as it seems that the crowbar cannot be synched in even more; Barrett pulls back even harder!! Orton groans and tries to use his other arm to reach out in front of him to the ropes in front, which seem to be a little closer. Orton stamps his foot down on the mat, and the crowd start clapping along as the champion shows some fighting spirit and he manages to uses his free hand to edge himself slightly closer to just a hands length away from the ropes! Seeing this, Barrett just lets go of the hold and doesn’t allow Orton the chance to get the ropes, and Barrett slams Orton’s arm down on the mat and Orton quickly grabs his shoulder in pain.
Orton holds his shoulder, but Barrett comes in and STOMPS on Orton’s shoulder, and giving “The Viper” a taste of what his own moves are like. Barrett holds his arm up in the air as a display of dominance, but the fans give the former Nexus leader a large portion of heat. Wade now picks Orton off of the canvas, and he positions himself behind Orton, and applies a Hammerlock, causing Orton to wince in pain, and Barrett charges himself and the champion forwards... and Orton goes shoulder first into the top turnbuckle!! Barrett keeps the Hammerlock applied and lifts Orton over and drops him back down the other way onto his shoulder!! Orton rolls around in agony as Barrett slowly gets up to his knees and he crawls over to Orton to cover the champion...hooking the leg! One...Two...NO! Orton stays strong despite this match still being in the opening few minutes, and Barrett is happy with his work so far, and he goes right back to the shoulder, driving his forearm into it with authority, and he picks the injured champion off of the mat, once again using the arm attached to the hurt shoulder.
Barrett whips Orton into the corner, and Orton crashes hard into it. Barrett comes charging in, but Orton gets the boot up!! Barrett runs face-first into Orton’s boot, and is knocked back a few steps. Barrett turns around and Orton comes in with a CLOTHESLINE, taking Barrett down! Barrett gets right back up and Orton drops him down again with a left. Barrett is right back up again, and he charges...BACK BODY DROP!! Barrett lands hard on his back as Orton has to lean back down on the ropes to have a little respite from his short flurry, which took just as much out of him as it did Barrett. Barrett starts to get back up, and Orton comes in and knocks him down with a kick to the ribs of the Englishman, before going down onto his knees and starts using his uninjured left arm to pummel away at Barrett one more time, but the shots aren’t as strong as we would usually expect from Orton.
The champion grabs Barrett by the hair with and delivers another shot to the head, keeping his grip, much to the referee’s annoyance, and he places Barrett in a corner. Orton climbs up onto the second rope and starts to reel in another series of left hands to the head once again. The fans count along, but when Orton gets to 9, Barrett blocks the blow and pushes Orton all the way back and Orton crashes down onto the mat! Barrett shakes the cobwebs out a little, and then drops an elbow down across the chest of the champion, before springing back up to his feet and taunting the fans once again. Orton sits up as he tries to regain some of his bearings, but Barrett comes in with a boot to the face!! Orton is flattened out, and Barrett comes in with a huge series of stomps to the chest and shoulder of Orton again, and Orton screams out in pain! The referee comes in again to stop Barrett from stomping the hell out of Orton. Barrett unwillingly relents, and Orton has to roll out of the ring and out of harm’s way in order to avoid any further punishment from now.
Barrett is irate, and orders for the referee to start to count Orton out. The ref turns to start the count, but he can barely get started as he has to stop Barrett from exiting the ring and following up on Orton. Barrett gets in the official’s face and orders him to let him past, even trying to barge his way past the referee. The ref stays defiant, and tells Barrett to go to the other side of the ring; getting back at Barrett! Wade is furious now, and he pushes the official to the ground and exits the ring!!! The fans are shocked, as the referee sits on his arse and calls for the bell!! Barrett has been disqualified!!
Winner: Randy Orton via Disqualification (7.34)
The fans pop BIG TIME for the announcement, and Barrett is fuming!!! The Englishman shouts all sorts of abuse at the referee from the outside... BUT HE IS BLINDSIDED BY RANDY ORTON!!! Orton, getting payback for Barrett’s assault last week, knocks Barrett down to the floor, and starts raining in with left hands to the skull once again! The fans go crazy, as now Orton gets back to his feet, and starts cranking his neck around... he is hearing Voices! The champion picks Barrett up and Irish Whips him right into the steel steps! The sound of Barrett going into the metal reverberates all around the Arena, and Orton isn’t done! Orton rolls Barrett into the ring, but he goes around to the timekeeper’s area and gets a STEEL CHAIR!!! Orton is looking to send a message to his Night of Champions opponents! Orton slides the chair into the ring, and then slides under the ropes himself. Orton goes towards the chair, and grabs it. Barrett crawls backwards, trying to beg with the advancing Orton! Orton raises the chair, but Barrett kicks him in the mid-section!! The fans’ previously built buzz stops immediately has completely stopped, as Orton keels over and the chair falls to the mat! Barrett is quickly up to his feet, and he picks the chair up for himself!! Barrett stalks Orton and then WAFFLES him in the shoulder with the chair!! The fans are deflated now, and Orton falls down onto his knees, so Barrett connects AGAIN with the chair!!! Orton falls down onto the mat, with his face a picture of agony, as two weeks in a row now Barrett has left him in a heap on the floor.
*END OF DAYS*
Barrett’s music blasts out into the arena, but it is almost drowned out by the heat from the Spokane fans. Orton writhes in pain on the mat, and Barrett crouches down next to Orton’s face, and the champion’s expression is that of pure rage, but he is unable to do anything. Barrett has a broad smirk on his face, as he motions to his wrist where a watch would be, and he says that Orton’s time is running out. Barrett has an even smugger look now as he stands in the centre of the ring over the downed champion with his arm in the air to a great deal of heat.
: That is just a taste of what we are going to see from Wade Barrett at Night of Champions, that is your next World Heavyweight Champion right there!
: Michael, you’re forgetting about the four other men that are going to be in that Six-Pack Challenge; but I will agree with you. Randy Orton put his body through so much trying to defend that championship against Christian, that he may have ruled himself out of his next defence at Night of Champions.
: I don’t know what da HAYELL you two are talkin’ ‘bout! He’s Randy Orton, he’ll walk out wit’ dat title!
: We have to wait nine nights time though, where we will find out who will walk out as the World Heavyweight Champion. I’ve been Michael Cole and this has been Smackdown!
: What about us, dawg?
The commentators sign off as Matthews laughs to himself, but the fact is that Wade Barrett has Randy Orton’s number going into Night of Champions. Barrett is now halfway up the ramp looking back with a smile on his face and Orton is still down in the centre of the ring looking up at Barrett and holding his shoulder in pain as Smackdown fades away.
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
CURRENT MATCH CARD
WWE Championship Match
Six-Pack Challenge Elimination Match
Alberto Del Rio © vs John Cena vs The Miz vs Kofi Kingston vs R-Truth vs CM Punk
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Randy Orton © vs Mark Henry vs Wade Barrett vs Sheamus vs John Morrison vs The Great Khali
Smackdown! Money in the Bank Contract
Daniel Bryan © vs Christian
United States Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler © vs Rey Mysterio
Intercontinental Championship Match
Cody Rhodes © vs Sin Cara
WWE Divas Championship Match
Kelly Kelly © vs Beth Phoenix
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty © vs Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov