Honestly, I wasn't feelin' it on this show. Just wasn't flowing like usual. I still think its a pretty decent show but...meh.
September 29, 2006
Joey Styles: We are here in sunny Fresno, California, ready for a great edition of Friday Night SmackDown. I’m Joey Styles, here with my broadcast partner the former ECW Champion Tazz.
Tazz: I got goose bumps man. This is a big show can you feel it?!
Joey Styles: Absolutely, SmackDown always puts on a great show, week in and week out.
Tazz: And whatta’ ‘bout Mr. McMahon’s huge announcement??
Joey Styles: Ladies and gentlemen, before we came on the air, we were told that the Chairman of the Board had a huge announcement that would not only affect Triple H but all of SmackDown. You think it has something to do with The Game interfering at Unforgiven?
***BEHOLD THE KING…THE KING OF KINGS***
“King of Kings” hits to a thunderous ovation and “The Game” Triple H walks out onto the stage dressed in jeans and a ‘DX’ t-shirt, probably just to piss McMahon off even more. Hunter grabs a mic and begins to speak.
Triple H: Well here I am. Now, I know you’re sittin’ in the back McMahon. Doin’ whatever it is that you do. The fact is I don’t have time to waste on a shriveled up old bastard like ya‘ self. Ya see in just ten days, I go one on one with “The Fighting Irish Bastard” Finlay.
Crowd pops, anticipating the huge match up.
Triple H: And at No Mercy, I plan on takin’ that shillelagh and shoving it down Finlay’s throat. That’s all I’m trying to focus on but ya see, Vince McMahon is pissed off because at Unforgiven, I did what I had to do. I showed up at a RAW event and I pedigreed Vince’s ass!
Another good pop for The Game.
Triple H: And now Vinnie Mac is apparently ready to make some huge announcement which concerns me. Alright, fine. Vince, take off the reading glasses, stop rubbin’ in the “Bengay”, quit drinkin’ the prune juice and get your ass out here, to hand out your “judgment”.
After several seconds, “No Chance in Hell” hits to an incredible level of heat. Mr. McMahon walks out onto the stage, microphone in hand. Vinnie Mac seems to be in a rather good mood, smiling away.
Triple H: What the hell are you so happy about?? What did you do today? Huh? Club some baby seals?? Push an old lady down a flight of stairs? Take candy from a baby? What does an old evil bastard like you do for fun?
McMahon continues to smile, even after Hunter’s smart ass comments.
Mr. McMahon: Just keep talkin’ Hunter. Keep talkin’. The more you talk, the more enjoyment I get out of the announcement I’m about to make.
Triple H: Well … go ahead. Wait. Wait. Wait. Can I get a couple of guesses first? Ok, I know its gonna be something bad. Something horrid. I got it. You’re gonna lock me in a room and force me to watch The Scorpion King for 10 hours straight.
The crowd ‘ohs’ and give a few boos as Triple H takes a cheap shot at The Rock, showing his seven plus year rivalry with Rocky still remains strong.
Triple H: Now THAT would be cruel.
Mr. McMahon: SHADDUP!!!
Hunter begins laughing as the crowd showers McMahon in heat.
Triple H: I get the feeling … you don’t like me too much.
Mr. McMahon: I’m sick of you!! You arrogant little prick. I’m sick of the old jokes. I’m sick of the juvenile jokes. I’m sick of the sophomoric DX routine. Hunter, I’m sick of YOU and quite frankly, I can’t wait to see Finlay kick your teeth down your throat at No Mercy!!!
Hunter seems to be getting more serious as he stares at McMahon.
Triple H: Ya know what Vince? You don’t like me? All you gotta do is grow a set, and bring your wrinkled up ass down to this ring.
The crowd pops, wanting Vince to get in the ring.
Mr. McMahon: Between you here on SmackDown and Shawn Michaels on RAW, I just don’t have the energy for this anymore.
A grin comes over the face of Triple H.
Triple H: (with an extreme level of sarcasm) Don’t tell me that you’re retiring. That would just crush me.
Mr. McMahon: You wish.
Triple H: (scoffs) You ain’t lyin’ jack.
Mr. McMahon: My announcement is that I have found a replacement for the injured Teddy Long.
The crowd begins to murmur amongst themselves as McMahon’s announcement begins to come into focus.
Mr. McMahon: So without any further ado, let me announce to all of you, the new General Manager of Friday Night SmackDown!!!
The crowd waits as does Triple H for several seconds but nothing happens.
Triple H: What happened Vince?? Did the jack-off you hired to fill this gig, finally grow a pair of balls and realize…
“I’m All Grown Up” hits to shock, then a good pop, which then deteriorates into boos as STEPHANIE MCMAHON makes her way onto the stage. Triple H stares at the stage in shock as his ex-wife and Mr. McMahon embrace. Vince hands Steph the mic and takes his leave, giving Hunter a fake wave before going.
Stephanie McMahon: You seem surprised to see me.
Hunter tries to shake off his disbelief, but his menacing glare comes off as forced.
Stephanie McMahon: That’s quite alright. You don’t have to say ‘hi’. You don’t have to say anything. But Hunter, just to let you know, I have no hard feelings towards you for anything. I’m just here to make sure that SmackDown puts on the best show possible, each and every Friday night.
Mixed reaction from the sold out crowd
Stephanie McMahon: And that all starts tonight, right here in Fresno, California!
Cheap pop, though boos are still heard.
Stephanie McMahon: In a huge main event, we will see King Booker, Finlay and Sir William Regal.
Crowd boos all three men of The Court.
Stephanie McMahon: And they will take on “The Game” Triple H…
Great pop for Triple H, whom smirks slightly.
Stephanie McMahon: His tag team partner, The Rock…
Enormous ovation for The People’s Champion. Hunter scowls a bit, showing his distaste for The Rock.
Stephanie McMahon: And their tag team partner …
Stephanie puts her hand on her chin, thinking of something.
Stephanie McMahon: You know what. Think about how big a team like that is. Triple H and The Rock. The Game and The People’s Champion. The Great One and The King of Kings. That’s a Dream Team.
Triple H: What’s your point?!
Stephanie McMahon: My point is that team is so good, so great, that you don’t even need a third man.
The crowd boos. Stephanie lets out a smirk as Hunter’s trademark scowl comes over his face.
Stephanie McMahon: So therefore as my first act, in my new regime as the General Manager of SmackDown, it will be King Booker, Finlay and William Regal taking on The Rock and Triple H, in a two on three handicap match!
Triple H puts his head down as Stephanie smirks and the audience once again boos the ‘new’ general manager.
Stephanie McMahon: Oh and Hunter…
Trips lifts his head up.
Stephanie McMahon: Good luck.
Stephanie’s music hits once again and she gives Hunter a smile before walking to the back. Triple H shakes his head in the ring, knowing he faces a handicap match later tonight as we fade to our first commercial.
We return from the break with Scotty Too Hotty already in the ring. “Dilated Teens” hits to a mixed reaction as “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels makes his way down to the ring, ready for only his second match in the WWE.
Over the past couple of weeks, our Cruiserweight Champion Chris Sabin has been calling Daniels a locker room cancer but all I’ve seen from him so far is a good sport, a class act, and a great wrestler. Whatta bout you Tazz??
Seems like an ok guy to me Styles. Maybe Sabin is just jealous of all the attention Daniels has been receiving lately.
Christopher Daniels vs. Scotty Too Hotty
Match turns into basically a squash match, with Daniels dominating the majority of the contest. Several times in the match up, Scotty hit Daniels with a couple of moves, causing The Fallen Angel to seemingly lose his temper. The finish of the match comes when Daniels hit’s a modified Sambo Suplex and then hit’s the Best Moonsault Ever for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Christopher Daniels via pinfall at 3:21.
After the match, Daniels lifts Scotty up to his feet and raises his hand into the air. The crowd politely applauds as Daniels seemingly shows good sportsmanship. The Fallen Angle then looks into the ‘hard’ camera and gives a wink. We cut to the back to see the Cruiserweight Champion Chris Sabin watching the monitor, shaking his head at Daniels’ kissing up to the crowd.
:::We cut to the backstage area:::
Kristal Marshall is standing by, microphone in hand.
My guest at this time … Matt Hardy!!
Hardy comes into screenshot, receiving a huge amount of heat from the crowd.
Matt, last week on SmackDown, you refused to help your friend Rey Mysterio when he was attacked by Batista. Then later on in the night, you caused him to get The Angle Slam from the World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle. Matt, I have to ask, why?
Why? You wanna know why? I’ll tell you why. Rey Mysterio is selfish. I did what I had to do last week, to teach that little punk a lesson! At SummerSlam, Rey could have done the right thing. All he had to do was give me his spot against The Big Show at SummerSlam. But no, Rey Mysterio only cares about himself. Not only did he take my match against Big Show … he got his ass kicked. So why did I betray Rey Mysterio?? (scoffs) I didn’t. I didn’t betray Rey. He betrayed me!
The crowd boos as Hardy stares intensely.
What about all of your fans??
My fans? My fans? Let me ask you something Kristal, what have the fans gotten me til now? Huh? It’s the fans fault, I got fired in the first damn place. It’s the fans fault that I lost everything I gave a damn about. It’s the fans fault that this has been the absolute worse year of my LIFE!! So to answer your question … quite frankly … I don’t give a damn about the fans!
Hardy looks directly into the camera.
Rey, the match has been made. I just came from Stephanie McMahon’s office and its official. At No Mercy, its gonna be you and me goin’ one on one. And Rey I want you to be ready. I want you to be prepared because at N…
REY MYSTERIO ATTACKS HARDY!!! Mysterio hits Hardy with clubbing shots to the face as Matt covers up, caught off guard. He soon recovers and hits Rey with a knee to the gut before slamming him into a nearby wall! He attempts to do it again but Rey counters, hitting Hardy with an elbow to the stomach and then slamming his face into the wall!! Several referees and such get between the two superstars and manage to pull the two apart. We fade to a commercial with both superstars struggling to break free and get a hold of one another.
Joey Styles: Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown and after that huge brawl that took place before we went to break, we have a huge match up made for tonight. Matt Hardy teams up with #1 Contenders Gregory Helms and Shelton Benjamin to face the WWE Tag Team Champions The Hooligans and Rey Mysterio!!!
What a match up that is gonna be. Should be a rocket buster!!
“Kid Kash” hits to a slight response and “The Notorious K.I.D.” Kid Kash makes his way down the entrance ramp, no longer adorned in the Pit Bulls get up that he had been sporting for several months. Kash taunts the fans as Tony Chimel makes the ring introductions.
***HAIL SABIN!*** Those words blast over the P.A. system, receiving a good pop from the crowd. The Cruiserweight Champion Chris Sabin makes his way down to the ring, belt strapped over his shoulder, ready for this non-title match.
Cruiserweight Champion Chris Sabin vs. Kid Kash
Sabin and Kash put on a very fast paced match up, each man giving it their all. Kash seems to be back in his pre-Pit Bulls character, adding a lot more ‘bark’ to his ‘bite’. Both man gets in a decent amount of offense but Sabin controls most of the action to increase his credibility as the champion. Finish:
Sabin hits Kash with a couple forearms shots, knocking his arrogant opponent back. He then shoots him into the corner and charges in, but Kash gets his feet up and into the face of the Cruiserweight Champion! Kash then charges out of the corner but Sabin quickly reacts, lifting him up and hitting a power slam! Cover! 1...2...KICK OUT! Sabin plans to stay on the attack by lifting Kash up to his feet, but K.I.D. will have none of it, catching him with a thumb to the eye. Kash then lifts him up, going for the Dead Level Brainbuster but Sabin counters and lands behind him. Kash turns around and Sabin kicks him in the gut before lifting him up and hitting the CRADLE SHOCK!!! Sabin hooks the leg and goes for the cover! 1...2...3!!
Winner: Chris Sabin via pinfall at 6:54.
The crowd cheers for Sabin as the referee hands him his Cruiserweight Title. He celebrates for a bit before we cut to the back.
:::Cut to the Back:::
We cut to Triple H’s locker room as he wraps his fist with tape, presumably for his tag team handicap match later tonight. The door is heard opening and The Game stands up as THE ROCK comes into screenshot, wearing his trademark shades and a shirt with his wrestling gear.
You uh…you got some kinda problem?
Yeah, The Rock’s got a problem. The Rock’s got three problems. Problem number one, The Rock is in a handicap match tonight … oh but don’t you worry about that. The Rock has got that one under control. Ya see The Rock is gonna go out there. The Rock is gonna face William Regal. The Rock is gonna face Finlay and The Rock is gonna face King Bookahhh and The Rock is gonna lay the SmackDown on ALL THEIR MONKEY ASSES!!!
The crowd cheers in the background.
Problem numero dos. (Puts two fingers in Hunter’s face)
Number two. In just ten days, ten very short days, The Rock takes on King Booker, one on one at No Mercy. But guess what? The Rock doesn’t need your help on that one ‘cause The Rock’s got that one under control. What The Rock is gonna do, is take his size thirteen boot, shine it up real nice, turn that sumbitch sideways and STICK IT STRAIGHT UP HIS CANDY ASS!!
Another great pop as Rocky rattles off catchphrases.
Well Rock, sounds like you got every thing under control so you can just …
Rock puts his hand in Hunter’s face, receiving ‘ohs’ from the crowd. Triple H fumes at the gall of The Rock.
That brings The Rock to problem number three and that would be … you. The Rock heard your cheap shot out there earlier tonight. Yeah. And The Rock remembers you mocking him last week. But more importantly than all of that, The Rock can remember a long, LONG, time ago. The Rock can remember being hit with a sledgehammer several times. The Rock can remember the brutal matches. The Rock can remember the year long feuds. SO, just don’t think you can throw on a DX t-shirt and think The Rock is gonna forgive and forget. The Rock … doesn’t … trust you.
Hunter feels on his beard before responding as The Rock stares into the eyes of The Game.
Ya know what Rock? (scoffs)
You don’t have to trust me. In fact, tonight, you can just stand on the apron and don’t get involved. Alright? (Rather matter-of-factly)
Wouldn’t want you to get your nails dirty Hollywood.
Hunter then slaps Rock on the shoulder before leaving the locker-room. Rock takes his glasses off in frustration as we cut to another commercial.
“Live For The Moment” hits to a good amount of heat. Matt Hardy makes his way down to the ring, flanked by Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms, ready for this six man tag team match.
Matt Hardy goes one on one with Rey Mysterio at No Mercy. Friends turn enemies and now they’ll be trying to rip each other apart in ten days.
That’s gonna be a hell of a match up and what about the match for the tag team titles. What a fast paced match up that will be when The Hooligans take on Shelton Benjamin and Gregory Helms.
“Booyaka 619” hits to a great pop and Rey Mysterio shoots from under the ring onto the stage area. Paul London and Brian Kendrick sprint form back to the ring with Ashley Massaro not far behind as Chimel makes the ring introductions.
Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms
vs. Rey Mysterio, WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London & Brian Kendrick
Fast paced six man tag team match up, with everyone involved in the match wrestling at a rapid speed. Matt Hardy and Rey Mysterio don’t spend much time in the ring with one another, in an attempt to keep the match up between the two superstars fresh for the No Mercy pay per view. Finish:
The match breaks into a huge six man brawl with each man pairing off with an opponent. Hardy and Mysterio are the legal men in the match up as all hell breaks loose. London and Kendrick clothesline Helms and Benjamin over the top rope as Mysterio and Hardy swing away on each other. The Hooligans then shoot off of the ropes and FLY OVER THE TOP ROPE WITH STEREO PLANCHAS!! All four men are taken out as just Hardy and Mysterio remain in the ring. Matt goes for a clothesline but Rey ducks it and then Mysterio dropkicks Hardy in the back, causing him to get caught up on the second rope, in perfect position for the 619. Rey shoots off of the ropes AND HIT’S THE 619!! Hardy makes it up to his feet as Mysterio springboards off the ropes going for a West Coast Pop. Hardy catches him on the way down with a stiff kick to the gut and goes for the Twist of Fate! Mysterio counters and rolls him up! 1... 2... NO! Hardy counters and switches positions with Rey. 1... 2... (Hardy hooks the tights for leverage) … 3!!!
Winners: Matt Hardy, Paul London and Brian Kendrick via pinfall at 9:42.
Hardy rolls out of the ring quickly, after managing to steal a victory over Mysterio. Rey stares up at the ramp as Hardy mocks him, damn near salivating over his cheap victory over his No Mercy opponent.
Matt Hardy steals a win over Rey Mysterio, hooking the tights for the win.
By hook or crook, Hardy picks up the victory. Don’t matter how you get it, as long as you get it done.
In just ten days, one of the biggest rematches in WWE history takes place. Kurt Angle defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Dave Batista. Angle-Batista II in ten days at No Mercy. I can’t wait for this match up…
:::Video Package for Angle-Batista II:::
Narrator: On October 8th, The rematch finally takes place.
Teddy Long: Kurt Angle, Batista, TWO!!!! Holla! Holla! Holla!
Narrator: The World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Wrestling Machine’ Kurt Angle. A Grand Slam Champion. An Olympic Gold Medallist and quite perhaps the greatest amateur wrestler and professional wrestler in the history of the industry. His technical skill and prowess at brawling allows him to defeat opponents of any size and weight.
*Clips of Angle schooling several wrestlers including Stone Cold, The Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.*
Narrator: His opponent, the #1 Contender, “The Animal” Batista. His savage strength, brute force and surprising explosiveness make him a threat to any title reign at any time.
*Clips of Batista’s dominance, power bombing large men such as Triple H, Goldberg, Kane and Scott Steiner.*
Narrator: At SummerSlam, it was about the championship.
Tazz: Angle has got him. JACKKNIFE COVER!!!
Styles: Three count! ANGLE HAS BEATEN BATISTA!!
*Shot of Batista and Angle shaking hands after the match.*
Narrator: On October 8th, its personal!
*Shot of Batista turning the handshake into a devastating clothesline, then wearing Kurt Angle out with chair shots to the back. They then show clips of Batista power bombing Teddy Long through a table!!!*
Batista: No remorse!
*Shot of Batista delivering the Batista Bomb to Angle*
Kurt Angle: No compassion!
*Shot of Angle trying to break Batista’s leg with The Ankle Lock*
Batista/Angle: NO MERCY!
*Shot of Angle and Batista face to face.*
Narrator: Angle-Batista 2! SmackDown presents…No Mercy. Sunday, October 8th.
:::End of video:::
Coming up next, the World Heavyweight Champion is in action! “The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle is up next!!
~ Edge walks out, refusing to compete on RAW until he gets his WWE Title match.
~ AMW debuts and wins the World Tag Team Championship.
~ The Shawn Michaels-Undertaker match is announced for the 10/9 edition of Monday Night RAW.
~ JBL and Chris Benoit have a great match until Bradshaw causes the DQ. Stone Cold Steve Austin shows up and gives JBL a Stunner!
“Medal” hits to an absolutely incredible ovation and the World Heavyweight Champion makes his way onto the stage area. “The Wrestling Machine” Kurt Angle spends no time setting off his pyro and instead walks right down to the ring, eyes focused on his opponent, The Miz, who is already in the ring.
Look at the champion, Angle is focused, ready and determined just a few days away from a mammoth title defense.
He better be ready. Cause in ten days, he’s got Batista and ever since SummerSlam, Batista has been a different animal. No pun attended.
World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle vs. The Miz
Match basically serves as a warm up for Kurt Angle and allows him to pick up another win. Kurt shows an incredible amount of intensity, destroying The Miz with suplex after suplex after suplex. Angle then hits The Angle Slam, followed by The Ankle Lock for the quick victory.
Winner: Kurt Angle via submission at 2:31.
Angle keeps the submission hold locked in, refusing to break even after Miz taps out. The referee tries to break the hold but Angle will have none of it. Kurt finally lets it go. He grabs a microphone from ringside.
Crowd boos the mention of “The Animal”.
ME!! YOU!! NOW!!
Incredible ovation as the crowd salivates over the match up. Kurt waits for several seconds but nothing happens.
What’s the matter Dave?! Get your ass out here so I can make you tap like the bitch that you are (Crowd ohs)
!! Oh, its true! Its damn true!!
Angle waits for several seconds before … “I Walk Alone” hits to a phenomenal amount of heat. Dave Batista walks onto the stage, dressed in an all black suit with a pair of shades on. Batista glares in the ring at Angle for a while before taking off his glasses and tossing them away. Angle has an almost sick look on his face, as he waits for Batista to get into the ring. The Animal then takes off his suit jacket and starts to walk towards the ring. He gets halfway down the ramp and then flings the jacket over his shoulder and turns around!! The crowd boos as Angle’s eyes light up and he leaps out of the ring. Batista walks through the curtain as Angle sprints up the ramp, hoping to grab him before he escapes. Angle runs through the curtain and … COMES FLYING BACK OUT!!!
Batista comes back out onto the stage STEEL CHAIR in hand. Batista drops the chair and mounts Angle, raining down punch after punch, shot after shot onto the now BLOODY face of Angle! Batista lifts Angle up and slams his face against the set, the smack echoing throughout the arena! He then turns around and raises his arms into the air, receiving a shitload of heat from the crowd. The Animal goes back over to Angle and lifts him up but Kurt fights back!! A bloody Kurt Angle hits Batista with hard right hands, unleashing his rage on his No Mercy opponent! Several members of security come onto the stage and attempt to break up the brawl. Batista and Angle turn their attention to them, actually hitting security guards! Kurt grabs one and hits him with a European uppercut while Batista grabs a security guard and slams his face into the set. Angle pushes past a few more and lunges at Batista, taking him down before hitting more right hands!! Numerous lower-tiered wrestlers of the SmackDown roster come out to separate the two wrestlers, finally managing to create some distance between the two.
“I’m All Grown Up” hits to heat as Stephanie McMahon walks onto the stage, right between where Angle and Batista are being held back. Steph begins yelling her announcement in her squeaky voice.
You two want at each other that badly?! You wanna hurt each other that much?! Fine! Your match at No Mercy is now NO HOLDS BARRED!!!
The crowd erupts as Angle and Batista yell out at each other, both pleased that the match up now basically has no rules.
OH MY GAWD!! No Holds Barred, Tazz. Things are gonna explode at No Mercy!
This is unbelievable!! I didn’t think that match could get any bigger!! Batista-Angle two is gonna be off of the hook!!
We return from the break with John Cena in the backstage area, talking to a couple of the divas. Everything is going fine until…
Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!
Cena and the divas turn around to see Ken Kennedy walking towards them.
Oh isn’t this peachy. Vanilla Ice talking to these pieces of plastic (crowd ohs)
. How cute. Hit the bricks!
The divas run off as Cena smirks at Mr. Kennedy.
John, how you doin’? Wait a minute. Wait…I’m having…I’m having a flashback. If I remember correctly, last week, you cost me a shot at the United States Championship.
Cena nods sarcastically.
That does sound vaguely familiar.
Oh it does, huh? Well I got some news for ya, Johnny Boy. No Mercy is being held in a very special place. My hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. And I cant wait. I seriously can not wait until you get booed out of the freakin’ building come next Sunday.
Cena lets out a smile.
It wont be the first time and it wont be the last and you can…
Oh but Cena, that’s not the worst part because come No Mercy … October 8th … Green Bay, Wisconsin … you are in for the beating of a lifetime. And at the end of the night, when its all said and done, you will hear it shouted from the freakin’ rooftops … “AND THE WINNER OF THE MATCH … MISTER KENNEDY … KEN-NAH-DAH!!
Kennedy then smirks and attempts to walk off but Cena grabs his arm.
If you want some … come get some!
Crowd pops as Kennedy stares a bit nervously.
We ain’t gotta wait until No Mercy. You here. I’m here. Nuttin’ between us except space and opportunity.
Kennedy looks a bit rattled but he keeps on his tough exterior, not wanting to let Cena know all of his big talk was just that … talk.
:::A Video Package plays hyping the dominance of “The Real Deal” Bobby Lashley and the United States Champion “The Big Red Machine“ Kane.:::
Joey I can not wait to see that one. Power versus power. The Immovable Object versus the Irresistible Force. Kane versus Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship.
But coming up next, our main event. Handicap match. King Booker, Finlay and Sir William Regal team up to face “The People’s Champion” The Rock and “The Game” Triple H! NEXT!!
***MY NAME IS FINLAY … AND I LOVE TO FIGHT***
“The Fighting Irish Bastard” Finlay makes his way towards the ring, shillelagh in hand, as the crowd gives him heat. Finlay, focused as always, simply enters the ring as Tony Chimel makes the ring introduction.
“Royalty” hits to an enormous amount of heat and King Booker, Sir William Regal and Queen Sharmell make their way down to the ringside. King Booker waves to his ‘adoring’ public as they enter the ring.
***BEHOLD THE KING … THE KING OF KINGS***
“King of Kings” hits to a phenomenal ovation and “The Game” Triple H makes his way down to the ring, using his signature entrance but doesn’t enter the ring immediately, not wanting to get in the ring with a three on one disadvantage.
***IF YA SMELLLLLL … WHAT THE ROCK … IS COOKIN’***
The crowd goes absolutely crazy with the loudest ovation of the night as The Rock makes his way onto the stage area and then sprints down to the ring.
Here we go!! The Great One is ready to go!
Rock and Hunter have got to get along if they wanna win this thing.
King Booker (w/Queen Sharmell), Finlay & William Regal vs. The Rock & Triple H
Rock and Triple H manage to hold their own against the three man team of Booker, Finlay and Regal. Hunter and Rocky some how manage to get along for the most part, avoiding any miscommunications. Towards the middle of the match, the numbers advantage becomes too much and The Game becomes isolated. We pick it up when Hunter makes the hot tag to The Rock. Finish:
Rock enters the ring and clears house, taking out Booker, Finlay and Regal with right hands. Rock hits Regal with THE ROCK BOTTOM and goes for the cover … but it is quickly broken up by Finlay and Booker. Triple H re-enters the ring and hits Finlay with hard right hands before shooting him off of the ropes and planting him with a “Double A” Spinebuster!! Booker and Regal attempt to double team Rock by shooting him off of the ropes but Rocky comes back and takes them both out with a double clothesline! Booker slowly gets up to his feet and Rock takes him over the top rope to the outside with a clothesline! Hunter lifts Finlay up and throws him to the outside, soon following as well, leaving Rock and Regal, the two legal men, in the ring alone. Regal hits Rock from behind with a left hand, spins him around and then attempts the Irish whip. Rock counters the Irish whip and sends Regal into the ropes. He comes back and Rock plants him with a spine buster! The camera closes up on King Booker and Finlay who begins walking up the ramp, realizing that this match is now a lost cause. Hunter jumps back onto the apron as Rock throws off his elbow pad, runs the ropes and HITS THE PEOPLE’S ELBOW!!! Rock gets up and TRIPLE H TAGS HIMSELF IN!! The crowd “ohs” as Rock and Hunter have a stare down. Triple H then lifts Regal up and GIVES HIM THE PEDIGREE!!! COVER! 1... 2... 3!!
Winners: Triple H and The Rock via pinfall at 12:12.
Rock stares at Hunter almost in shock as Booker and Finlay stare at the two megastars from the top of the ramp. Triple H soon turns his attention from The Rock and stares at Finlay, pointing to The Fighting Irishman before giving him the DX crotch chop, receiving a nice pop from the crowd. Rock looks at The Game and shakes his head, realizing that Triple H may be playing mind games. He then turns his attention back towards King Booker telling him to “Just bring it” as we go off the air.
END OF SHOW
Matches Announced for No Mercy
October 8, 2006; Green Bay, Wisconsin
World Heavyweight Championship
No Holds Barred
Kurt Angle© vs. Batista II
The Rock vs. King Booker
Triple H vs. Finlay
John Cena vs. Ken Kennedy
Rey Mysterio vs. Matt Hardy
United States Championship
Kane© vs. Bobby Lashley
WWE Tag Team Championship
The Hooligans©’s vs. Shelton Benjamin & Gregory Helms
Credit goes to Tempest(
) for the SmackDown! banner and RaS for the No Mercy poster.