Re: WWE: Turning The Corner
Thanks for all the comments, all should be returned by the end of the weekend.WWE Smackdown!
26th October 2007
*Opening Video and Pyro*
We then go to ringside where Michael Cole and JBL introduce us to the show. They announce after what happened last week Finlay will go one on one with Ric Flair, and MVP will host the VIP Lounge with the two men who helped MVP put Matt Hardy out of action last week Elijah Burke and Marcus Cor Von.
We start off the show with the World Heavyweight Champion Edge who makes his way down to the ring with a mic in hand. Edge says what happened last week was a travesty; he says that he had Kane beat in the ring when The Undertaker decided to get himself involved and attack Edge from behind like a coward. Edge then shows the footage of Undertaker’s music distracting Edge allowing Kane to get the victory, before Undertaker appears and Tombstone Piledrivers Edge. We then go back to the ring where the English crowd are cheering what they just seen. This angers Edge who starts to insult the English calling them tea sippers, and saying that English is nothing but America’s bitch. Edge then goes back to The Undertaker and surprisingly calls him out telling Undertaker to be a man. But even more surprisingly it’s not The Undertaker who comes out but yet England’s own William Regal. Regal and Edge get into a verbal confrontation over what just Edge said moments ago, which leads to Regal challenging Edge to put his World Heavyweight Title on the line right here right now in a match. Edge tries to back out of the challenge, but Teddy Long comes out and makes the match and tells Edge the match will be now. We then go to a commercial as the crowd pops at the announcement.
World Heavyweight Championship
Edge© v William Regal
Just like WWE Champion Randy Orton endured with Shane McMahon on Raw, World Champion Edge had a harder match than most predicted with many people believing after the match he should not of walked away with the World Heavyweight Title. We saw a very long physical and technical bout between the two men as you would expect in the majority of William Regal matches. Edge made a mistake in trying to wrestle Regal in Regal’s own game, which allowed Regal to get Edge into a number of difficult situations where Edge could of tapped out and lost the title. Edge however showed his technical prowess after Regal hurt his knee after being back body dropped over the top rope. Edge started to work over the knee of Regal. This lead to Edge locking on the Edgeucator to Regal, the same move he beat Rey Mysterio with at No Mercy. But with his home country spurring him on, Regal was able to crawl and grab the ropes. Moments later Regal came ever so close to becoming World Champion after executing the Regal Cutter onto Edge, who barely kicked out before 3. The end of the match saw Edge go for the spear on Regal, only for Regal to move out of the way and for Edge to take down the ref. Regal then tripped Edge down onto the mat and locked on the Regal Stretch AND EDGE TAPS…BUT THERE IS NO REFEREE! Regal is absolutely furious as he should be the World Champion in his home country, and he takes out his frustrations by taking out a pair of Brass Knucks. Regal goes to hit Edge with them, but Edge hits a low blow and then hits the Spear. Fortunately for Edge a second ref comes down as Edge makes the cover, and Edge retains his title.
Winner: Still World Heavyweight Champion Edge in 13:49
After the match Edge escapes the ring immediately and grabs his title and kisses it, knowing he was let off big time tonight. William Regal gets a round of applause from the crowd for his effort, as we go backstage.
We go backstage to see Ric Flair chatting with Rey Mysterio in the locker room, when Kane walks into the scene. Kane asks Flair where Batista is since Flair promised last week he would persuade Batista to come back. Ric Flair says he hasn’t been able to reach Batista yet, but he promises both Kane and Mysterio that he will persuade Batista to come back for their 8-man tag match at Survivor Series. Kane says well if Batista doesn’t show up, he is going to go find Batista and kick his ass along with Ric Flair’s. Ric Flair shouts in Kane’s face showing no fear saying that he has known Batista for many years and made him what he is today, and he knows that Batista will realise he has made a mistake and he promises Kane again that Batista will come back. Flair shouts at Kane to just trust him, to which Kane snarls and tells Flair he better not be screwing around with him, and he walks off out of the room. Flair’s shakes his head and asks Rey if he trusts him, but is left shocked when Rey says he is with Kane on this one. Rey tells Flair that being his friend on Smackdown the last two years, Batista has never went back against his own words and he doubts that Batista will come back. Rey wishes Flair good luck, before walking out of the locker room aswell as we go to another area backstage.
We go to the Interview area backstage where Josh Matthews is standing by Cruiserweight Champion Jamie Noble. Josh reminds Noble about his best of 7 series for the Cruiserweight Championship, which he is currently 2-0 down on Kid Kash. Matthews asks Noble how he feels as the odds constantly grow against him. Jamie Noble questions Josh Matthew’s belief in Jamie Noble, and says that he has been the underdog his whole career. He says that he has beaten everyone in the WWE roster from Kane, to The Undertaker, to King Kong, to Godzilla (Um..Right). Noble says the only reason Kash is 2-0 up, is that Jamie Noble is a nice guy and thought it would be nice to give that Kid Rock wannabe a head start. Jamie says that Kid Kash can have Pamela Anderson all he wants, because he will never be Cruiserweight Champion. Josh tries to remind Jamie that Pamela is not with Kid Rock anymore, to which Noble asks him if he knows anybody who has her number. Noble tells Josh to screw it before heading off, as we go to a commercial break.
Chavo Guerrero v Kid Kash
After a great opener, we get a short and unspectacular Cruiserweight match to follow it off. It was a match that Kid Kash mostly dominated continuing his form of late, which sees him 2-0 up over Jamie Noble in the best of 7 series. Kash nearly pulled off an upset early on after hitting Chavo with the Deal Level Brain buster, only for Chavo to put his foot on the bottom rope at 2. However Chavo used his experience to roll out of the way as Kash went for the Frog Splash, with Kash blowing out his knee in the process. Chavo saw Kash holding onto his knee and immediately locked on a figure 4-leg lock onto Kash. Despite the pain Kash was under, he showed a lot of heart and resiliency to reach the ropes. However Kash couldn’t keep himself in the match after Chavo connected with a devastating Gory Bomb to pick up the win.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero in 6:07
After the match Chavo celebrates his victory, and he talks trash with some fans at ringside as he makes his way to the back. We then see Kid Kash being helped to the back by two referees holding onto his knee in pain. We then go backstage to see Cruiserweight Champ Jamie Noble watching on a monitor backstage smiling realising Kash is hurt ahead of their third match in the best of 7 series next week.
When we return from commercial we see MVP making his way down to the ring as the VIP Lounge is set up in the ring. MVP introduces us to this edition of the VIP Lounge and says that this will be a night that no one forgets. MVP brings up stable names like The 4 Horsemen, The N-W-O, Degeneration X, Evolution and The Nation of Domination. MVP says all of those groups had their era’s and tonight is the start of a new one. MVP says that since Birmingham England have no really special moments in their history as Birmingham City and Aston Villa never win trophies, tonight they get the dawning of a new era. Because tonight marks the era of the Playas Club! Then New Breed members and Tag Team Champions Elijah Burke and Marcus Cor Von make their way down to the ring. MVP does a weird handshake routine with both men before grabbing the mic. MVP says he, Cor Von and Burke will become the most dominating force ever seen in the WWE. MVP then proves this by showing footage of what they did to Matt Hardy last week on Smackdown. MVP says that no longer are we going to see Matt Hardy pumping up the V1 guns, or telling people he will not die. Because last week they killed his career. MVP goes to speak some more when “MacMillitant” hits and GM Teddy Long comes out to interrupt them. Teddy Long apologises to his fellow playas for interrupting them, but he had a bit of doubt when MVP said they would become the most dominating force in the WWE so he made two matches for tonight. He says that next up on Smackdown the WWE Tag Team Champions Elijah Burke and Marcus Cor Von will take on Kane and Rey Mysterio. And that in tonight’s main event MVP will go one on one for the first time with The Undertaker! Long tells them to holla holla that and goes backstage, as the newly formed Playas Club are left furious in the ring as we go to a commercial.
Tag Team Match-Non Title
Kane and Rey Mysterio v WWE Tag Team Champions The Playas Club with MVP
We get your typical every day Tag Team match here which sees Kane and Mysterio dominate in the early going, before the heels dominate and single out one of their opponents leading to the hot tag. Rey Mysterio and Kane cleaned house in the early going, with Kane tossing Elijah Burke over the top rope onto Cor Von which was followed by Mysterio hitting a suicide plancha onto Burke and Cor Von over the top rope to the outside. Rey Mysterio went to win the match early when he set Burke up for the 619, but MVP from the outside distracted the referee, which allowed Cor Von to come in and “POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE” Rey Mysterio. Mysterio then played the face in the peril as Cor Von and Burke used effective tag team wrestling, quick tagging to keep the freshest man in the ring and kept Mysterio as far away from Kane as possible. That was until Burke missed the Elijah Experience and Rey tagged in Kane. Kane cleaned house on both Burke and Cor Von going through his move set on both men. Kane looked to finish the match by Chokeslamming Burke and Cor Von at the same time, but they fought back and started double teaming on Kane until Rey took Cor Von to the outside of the ring with a Hurricarana. With the referee trying to split things up on the outside, MVP climbed onto the ring apron and tried to distract Kane. Kane went to attack MVP, but MVP pulled a Steel Chain from his tights and clocked Kane over the skull with the Chain. Burke then made the cover as the referee got back into the ring and made the count, and MVP held Kane’s legs down to the mat for extra leverage helping his fellow Playas Club teammates pick up the win.
Winners: The Playas Club in 9:22
After the match a furious Rey Mysterio who saw what happened chases MVP around the ring, but MVP leads him straight into a clothesline from Elijah Burke. Burke, Cor Von and MVP then lay in a beat down on Rey Mysterio and Kane in the ring. Elijah Burke holds back Rey Mysterio allowing MVP to hit Mysterio with multiple Steel Chain shots to the face. Ric Flair makes his way down to the ring to help out his partners at Survivor Series, and he starts to clean house by taking all three members of the Playas Club down with chops to the chest and clotheslines. But the numbers game comes to play once more when Finlay storms down to the ring. Finlay and Flair go at it until Cor Von helps Finlay out, allowing Finlay to hit his opponent later tonight Ric Flair with the Shillelagh. Finlay then hits Kane over the head with the Shillelagh but it doesn’t knock the big man down so he connects with the Celtic Cross. The crowd gives the Playas Club and Finlay huge heat as we go to commercial, with Kane, Mysterio and Ric Flair all down on the mat with no sign of help from Batista.
*Replay of what went down before commercial*
Chris Masters v Tommy Dreamer
Brewing from the match last week where Sabu and Dreamer beat Masters and Dykstra, Chris Masters looked to get revenge as he took on Tommy Dreamer. It was a fairly but unspectacular match, which saw a lot of punches and kicks being thrown about between the two men. Chris Masters in the middle of the match worked over the back of Dreamer, which lead him to attempting to lock on the Masterlock but Dreamer scouted it and elbowed Masters in the face to save himself. Tommy Dreamer came close to victory on several occasions, his closest coming after a Snap DDT to which Masters kicked out just before 3. The ending of the match came when Masters slid off the shoulders of Dreamer who went for the DVD, and Masters locked on the Masterlock onto Tommy Dreamer and gained the submission victory.
Winner: Chris Masters in 5:28
We then go backstage to see the Playas Club backstage talking about what they did to Kane, Rey Mysterio and Ric Flair a few minutes ago. MVP tells them that is how you make a first impact, and he tells them that tonight he is going to beat The Undertaker. Elijah Burke tells MVP that’s right and that he knows that he and Cor Von will be watching MVP’s back, but MVP surprisingly shakes his head. MVP says that he is going to do this himself, because he isn’t the US Champ for nothing and if he beats The Undertaker tonight T.Long will surely give him a title shot. Marcus Cor Von cuts him off and points at two backstage workers who are laughing just a few metres behind them, and tells MVP that they are laughing because they think that you can’t beat The Undertaker. Burke, MVP and Cor Von then approach the two men and ask them for their names, before telling them to not worry because they will call their wives to tell them they are ok. Then suddenly the three Playas Club members attack the two backstage workers. MVP holds one of the men back, as Elijah Burke uses the Steel Chain just like MVP used earlier and repeatedly hits the man with the Chain busting him open. Marcus Cor Von attacks the other man as he lifts him onto his shoulders, and rams him head first into a wall at full speed. Cor Von then grabs propane tank which was lying on the floor, and Cor Von drops it on the arm of the backstage worker. The Playas Club then high five each other after that vicious attack as we can hear one of the men screaming in pain as we go to a commercial.
Finlay v Ric Flair
After what happened earlier in the night where Finlay hit Flair with the Shillelagh, we witnessed a very physical and intense brawl between the two in ring veterans. After some back and forth technical wrestling to start things off, Ric Flair came off the blocks quickest after taking Finlay over the top to the outside. Just 4 minutes into the match things didn’t look so good for Finlay, as Flair locked on the figure 4 leg lock. After nearly a minute of struggling in the hold, Finlay was able to strength his way to the ropes. Finlay then started to take control of the match and came close to victory on several occasions, his closest coming after a bridging Gutwrench Suplex. The pace quickened towards the end of the match with Ric Flair sliding out of an attempted Celtic Cross and Finlay countering another figure 4 leg lock attempt into a roll up to which Flair kicked out just before 3. The ending of the match saw the New Breed run down to the ring and as Elijah Burke distracted the ref, Cor Von attempted to toss a Steel Chain into the hands of Finlay only for Ric Flair to intercept and catch the chain. Ric Flair then blasted Finlay over the skull with the chain, and tossed away the evidence and made the cover to steal the victory.
Winner: Ric Flair in 8:10
After the match Ric Flair scurries out of the ring as The New Breed go to attack him, and Flair escapes down the ramp with a big smile on his face. A furious Marcus Cor Von kicks the turnbuckle in anger at his mistake. Finlay recovers to his feet and he and Cor Von go head to head, with Burke trying to calm things down. We go to commercial with a sense of dissention between one of the teams in the Smackdown Survivor Series Elimination Match.
When we return from commercial JBL and Michael Cole run down the Survivor Series card. During this run down they make the announcement that WWE Champion Randy Orton has torn his quadriceps and will have to vacate his title on this coming edition of Raw.
MVP v The Undertaker
We end the show with a huge main event as MVP takes on The Undertaker in what is the first time they have ever met. With Undertaker wrestling his first match in 12 days since that hellacious Hell in a Cell Match with Batista, we didn’t get to see the best of The Undertaker as it was a match in which MVP had the majority of the offence. Undertaker made a bright start to the match, but when he went for the Old School MVP shook the rope, which caused Undertaker to fall onto his crown jewels. MVP then hit the Playas Boot to Undertaker and made the cover, and Taker barely kicked out. MVP did a good job of working over Undertaker, keeping him down on the mat working over the head of The Undertaker. MVP took a page out of the man who shall not be named as he locked on the Crippler Crossface onto The Undertaker, but Undertaker was able to escape by grabbing the rope. The tide of the match turned when MVP went for the Ballin Elbow, but stopped as The Undertaker sat up. It seemed as though the Undertaker gained a new life, as he got a burst of energy from out of nowhere as he pounded away at MVP in the corner with multiple lefts and rights. The Undertaker went through his moveset on MVP and it looked like Taker was moments away from a win. But when he attempted The Last Ride, EDGE came out of nowhere spearing The Undertaker causing the ref to call for the bell.
Winner: Undertaker via DQ in 12:11
After the match Edge started pounding away at Undertaker, before rolling to the outside and tossing a Steel Chair into the ring. Edge waited for Taker to reach his feet, before blasting the Steel Chair over the skull of The Undertaker. The Undertaker rolled out of the ring, and Edge followed him and he placed Undertaker’s head on top of the Steel Steps. Edge then raised the Steel Chair in the air, and he smashed the chair over the back of The Undertaker’s head sandwiching it between steps and chair. Edge celebrated his actions as we could see clearly that Edge has busted Taker open. Edge then grabs Taker by the hair, and he stuffs his World Title in the face of Taker and tells him he will never take this off him as the show fades to black.
END OF SHOW
Edge beats William Regal in 13:49 to retain his World Heavyweight Title
Chavo Guerrero beats Kid Kash in 6:07
The Playas Club beat Kane and Rey Mysterio in 9:22
Chris Masters beats Tommy Dreamer in 5:28
Ric Flair beats Finlay in 8:10
Undertaker beats MVP via DQ in 12:11
Current WWE Survivor Series Card
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Edge © v The Undertaker
Chris Jericho v Randy Orton ©
10 Man Survivor Series Elimination Match
Carlito, John Morrison, Ken Kennedy, Kevin Thorn and Umaga v CM Punk, Jeff Hardy, John Cena, Rob Van Dam and Triple H
8 Man Survivor Series Elimination Match
Batista (?), Kane, Rey Mysterio and Ric Flair v Chavo Guerrero, Elijah Burke, Finlay and Marcus Cor Von