Re: Being The Booker
WWE Superstars | July 3 2007
Chavo Guerrero & Super Crazy (again, referred to on commentary as Los Latinos) defeated Evan Bourne & Elix Skipper @ 10:01 after Bourne caught Skipper trying to cheat, and stopped his partner from doing so. As the pair argued over Elix questionable tactics, Chavo and Crazy took advantage, with Crazy eventually delivering his triple moonsault to Skipper, gaining the 1,2,3!!
After the match, Bourne and Skipper would continue their argument over the tactics of Skipper … until the veteran sucker punched the up and comer!! Skipper then proceeded to beat Bourne down, until Los Latinos hit the ring again to make the save for Bourne.
Beth Phoenix defeated a local jobber @ 01:53 with the as yet, still unnamed Glam Slam.
Deuce & Domino defeated The Mad Murdoch Twins @ 05:19 with a roll up from Deuce catching Festus by surprise, and thanks to using the ropes, keeps the big mans shoulders down for the three.
Shelton Benjamin defeated Stevie Richards in a Non-Title Match @ 05:46 thanks to PayDirt to claim the victory.
It's the final stop before the Great American Bash this Sunday, and for two members of the Friday Night Smackdown roster, it could be a final appearance, as both Booker T and JBL will put their livelihoods at stake on Pay Per View. Booker has put up his contract for a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championships with Elijah Burke, whilst JBL of course meets The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match. With both men well aware it could be their Smackdown swansong, both will look to sign off in style when they go one on one. Which of the two will head into the Bash with a victory under their belts - and perhaps more importantly, much needed momentum ahead of career altering matches.
General Manager Eric Bischoff has also signed a six man tag team match to coincide with the return of Garrison Cade and Ken Doane to Smackdown. Cade has been out with a knee injury - suffered at the hands of Brock Lesnar last month - and Doane has been taking time off in order to 'reassess' his goals going forward. The duo will be thrown right into the deep end with their leader; WWE Champion Randy Orton, to face the man that tackles Orton on Sunday for the richest prize in the game, Brock Lesnar, along with the U.S Champion, Paul London and Batista. London and Batista meet The Brian Kendrick and Edge respectively at The Bash this weekend, and will be looking to send a message to their opponents with a performance in this six man tag. But after the attack he suffered at the hands of Orton - and the Master Craftsmen - last week, will Brock Lesnar keep his cool long enough for the match to take place?? Or will the Iron Man simply see red??
The Brian Kendrick may have his attention on taking the United States Title from Paul London this Sunday, but as he takes his eyes off his own championship, many others are eyeing the Cruiserweight Champion - not least of which is Jamie Noble. The former champion has been rejuvenated in recent weeks, building off a huge win over JBL last month, and now, he has his sights locked on The Brian Kendrick. Coming off a win over Kid Kash last week, Noble looks to go a step closer to a title shot this week - by challenging Kendrick to a non-title match!! A victory over the champion would be priceless for Noble, and would be sure to earn him a shot at the title. And, with Kendricks attention diverted elsewhere, could now be the perfect time for Noble to strike??
Carlito has remained tight lipped after last week accepting a challenge from the Master Craftsmen for him and a partner of his choosing to meet them in a tag match at the Great American Bash. With few friends in the locker room - and even fewer available to team with him this Sunday - Carlito appears to be short of options. Will we find out who - or even IF anyone - will partner him against the King of the Ring and Charlie Haas this weekend?? Carlito goes one on one with Haas on Smackdown, and will be looking to show not only Haas, but Albright, that he is more than capable of being a match for either man. But if he is to compete alone at The Bash ... it will be a much different story.
The New Wave vs Brock Lesnar, Batista and Paul London
JBL vs Booker T
Carlito vs Charlie Haas
Non-Title Match; The Brian Kendrick vs Jamie Noble
I'll hopefully post SD tomorrow afternoon.