Re: WWE: A Strong Response
>2 More Matches Added to No Mercy!<
Mickie James & Michelle McCool finally went at it last night with a shot at Beth Phoenix’s Diva’s Championship waiting for the winner at No Mercy.
However the match couldn’t produce a winner and quickly ended in a double count out. McCool and her rookies, Alicia Fox & Rosa Mendes weren’t happy and put the boots to Mickie until The Glamazon and her rookie, Nikki Roxx made their presence felt. It left Tazz with a decision to make regarding the title shot at No Mercy, and he announced that Beth would be defending it against both Mickie & McCool in a triple threat match.
It didn’t appear to bother The Glamazon one bit, but her chances of walking out of No Mercy next weekend with the title have shortened. It promises to be an interesting contest next Sunday, and there’s sure to be a large rookie presence for the title clash. Anything really could happen!
They’ve been dying to get their hands on each other for months, and despite the one meeting that ended in controversial fashion recently, Charlie Haas & Chris Masters will meet one on one next week before colliding two days later in tag team action when Masters’ rookie, Ryan Sheffield joins forces with his mentor to face Haas and the man who came to his aid a few weeks ago, Bobby Lashley.
When Haas finally had the chance to face Masters, he was on the verge of making his former partner tap out. That was until Sheffield made sure that didn’t happen, leading to a two on one brawl, only they didn’t bank on Lashley coming out to help Haas. Lashley & Haas have forged a strong partnership in recent weeks, and last night they were all in action in a tag team turmoil match that saw Masters & Sheffield get themselves disqualified first, which directly led to Haas & Lashley being eliminated moments later.
Tazz didn’t waste any time in letting WWE.com know that he has decided to put the former partners in action against each other next week as well as making the tag match for No Mercy. There’s no doubting that both contests will be fiercely competitive. Make sure you tune in to Smackdown next week and don’t miss out on the action!
>Cena Returns. . . but so does Edge!<
Going in to last night’s show, everyone was talking about the return to Smackdown of John Cena, but no one counted on Edge returning and spearing Cena.
We hadn’t seen The Rated-R Superstar since SummerSlam where he lost to his brother, Christian. However he made a huge impact on his return last night, cutting short Cena’s address to the Smackdown fans all around the world when he snuck in the ring out of nowhere and speared him in half. Nobody saw it coming, especially Cena!
The question is, why did Edge do what he did? We may just find out next week, and you have to bet that one man who’s going to be gunning for an answer is Cena himself!
>Broken Ankle for Shane!<
Someone else who received a surprise last night was ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ Shawn Michaels. Four nights after giving Raw’s The Miz a piece of his mind as well as some sweet chin music, we should’ve expected Mr. Hollywood to retaliated, and he sure did that.
However it wasn’t Michaels that got the worst of it, it was his cousin. Michaels’ No Mercy opponent, Jack Swagger had dared Shawn to go out to the ring so he could prove to him he wasn’t a coward, and the trap was set. As The All-American American left the ring, Michaels was jumped by The Miz and his rookie, Heath Slater after coming through the crowd. With all three men then putting the boots to Michaels, Michael Shane rushed to the scene in an attempt to help his cousin. It didn’t work that way and Shane quickly found himself in dangerous territory. Swagger didn’t stop at snapping his ankle with a steel chair and then applied an ankle lock with Shane desperately tapping out. He was then taken to a local medical facility with Michaels accompanying him, and we were later told that he has broken his ankle, meaning he will be out of action for the rest of the year at least.
How on earth is Michaels going to react to that and the news that The Miz will be in Swagger’s corner at No Mercy next weekend when he faces Swagger one on one? How long will we have to wait to find out? Could Michaels surprise Mr. Hollywood on Raw again Monday night, or will he be gunning for Swagger come next Friday night?