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Re: Legend Presents: WWE 2006 - Stop Your Grinnin' And Drop Your Linen
Thanks for the feedback, Pat. 'Twas greatly appreciated
Well, Judgment Day has come and gone, and the entire WWE is still reeling from the most chaotic and, to use a word that has been thrown around a lot recently, anarchic pay per view in the history of professional wrestling. And it’s safe to say that after this week’s show, the entire SmackDown! roster will be left reeling too.
Perhaps the main talking point heading into this Friday’s show has to be the “announcement”, which Co-interim General Managers Shane and Stephanie McMahon have promised. The WWE’s Board of Directors were not pleased by the events which unfolded last Sunday, that much is known, but what result will their anger yield? Monday Night Raw saw Mick Foley revealed as the WWE’s new ‘Executive Enforcer’, and he made an immediate impact by instating Terry Funk as Raw’s first ever ‘ECW Commissioner.’ Could this be a sign of things to come for Friday nights? The World Heavyweight Championship match has already been thrown into disrepute thanks to the lack of discipline around, with the champion Edge, as well as men such as JBL, Batista, Finlay and others overtly flouting the rule of McMahon. Will this continue after this week? Tune in to find out.
Two men who will definitely NOT be Chicago this week are Bobby Lashley and The Undertaker … but for VERY different reasons. Judgment Day saw the end of an era, as Lashley left the legendary Phenom a broken, bloody heap in the middle of the ring, and emerged from Phoenix having finally avenged his loss to The Deadman at WrestleMania, with a decisive victory in their epic Last Man Standing Match. Lashley’s agent, Paul Heyman, has opted to give his monstrous and triumphant client the night off, “for the protection of others.” For The Undertaker it is a far, far different story. He was last seen being carried out of the arena on Sunday night by his loyal druids. The question on everyone’s mind is the same: after the kind of beating he suffered at Judgment Day … will we ever see The Phenom again?
At Judgment Day Matt Hardy’s return didn’t go quite to plan. He was able to get his hands on Mr. Kennedy for the first time in a month … but he was once again left in a pool of his own blood by the obnoxious loudmouth. The two men clashed again during the World Heavyweight Championship match, when Hardy tried to restore some sense of order to proceedings. This issue is far, far from over. Kennedy has assured us of his presence in Chicago this Friday, but we have yet to hear from Matt. One has to believe wherever Mr. Kennedy is … Matt Hardy will not be far behind.
In a shocking turn, at Judgment Day Melina turned on her long-time teammates, friends and, in Johnny Nitro’s case, lover, when she screwed them out of a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship and joined forces with the current champions The Bluebloods. Expecting a confrontation between the two teams or the former lovers? Don’t. William Regal, ever the intelligent professional, has negotiated a clause in his contract forcing WWE officials to place both members of MNM on ‘compassionate suspension’ indefinitely to ensure Melina’s ‘protection’. As champions, The Bluebloods are contractually obliged to appear on the show. Once again, Regal wins. However, MNM’s Judgment Day partners, The Hooligans, will look to exact a little bit of revenge as they battle the Englishmen’s closest allies, The Basham Brothers in tag team action. This one should be a firecracker.
In the only title change of the night, Kid Kash shocked the world at Judgment Day by making Jamie Noble’s emotional run as Cruiserweight Champion a short one, as he reclaimed the title he lost at WrestleMania in another wrestling clinic. Tonight, Noble will be in the ring with Kash once more, as he teams with Hardcore Holly to face Kash and his partner, the undefeated Bren Albright. Albright himself knocked Holly off on Sunday night to earn his first pay per view victory. But who will come out on top on Friday night?
Also, this Friday night sees the long-awaited debut of the highly-regarded superstar CM Punk … and it will take place right in Punk’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. If ever there was a time and a place to make a first impression … this is it. Can CM Punk live up to all the hype?
All this and more on Friday Night SmackDown!, 9/8CT on the CW
Jamie Noble & Hardcore Holly vs. Kid Kash & Brent Albright
Mr. Kennedy is in action
The Hooligans vs. The Basham Brothers
CM Punk makes his debut
SmackDown will be posted tomorrow or Saturday.
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