Re: WWE 2007: The Year of Redemption
Friday Night Smackdown
April 6, 2007
Smackdown, just like RAW and ECW, start off with a video package recapping Wrestlemania 23, mainly focusing on the Smackdown side of things. They show Chris Benoit defeating Montel Vontavious Porter for the United States Championship after hitting the diving headbutt to pin him. They then shift to the Money in the Bank ladder match which saw Smackdown's own Mr. Kennedy take the briefcase off the rung to win his first ever Money in the Bank match. Finally, we see the epic battle between the Undertaker and Batista. We see the Undertaker diving over the top rope and landing on Batista, Batista hitting a powerslam on the Undertaker through a table, until we finally see the Undertaker hitting a Tombstone Piledriver to become 15-0 at Wrestlemania. Smackdown's opening video and pyro then to start off the show.
Ring Announcer Justin Roberts is shown standing in the middle of the ring and introduces the new World Heavyweight Champion, The Undertaker! The gong goes off as the "Graveyard Symphony" plays, with the World Heavyweight Champion slowly makes his way down the ring, with the World Heavyweight Championship buckled snugly around his waist. He has his signature hat and coat on and enters the ring before taking off his coat and rolling his eyes behind his head once he takes his hat off. He grabs a microphone and doesn't say much, but does say that hell has been risen, and that now Smackdown is going to pay. Shortly after a few more words, which is just the usual deadman, "I Walk Alone" plays and the now former World Heavyweight Champion Batista makes his way down the ring.
Batista has a sports coat and pants on, with shades covering his eyes. He says that the Undertaker got him last Sunday at Wresltemania, but he still has his guaranteed rematch in the contract that he signed, and he can't wait any longer, and that tonight he's cashing in his rematch clause. The crowd pops at Batista's announcement as Batista takes his shades off and rips his coat off before waving his hands up and down and shouting for the Undertaker to "bring it". The Undertaker pulls his gloves off as they are about to duel, but "McMillant" hits before they can duel, bringing out General Manager Teddy Long, which receives some boos. He says that these two better save their energy for tonight, because, although the title match is going to happen, it's going to be under No-Disqualification rules, so they should save all the energy they got, cause it's gonna be a hell of a battle. Holla holla. Smackdown then goes backstage to Maria.
Maria is backstage with the current reigning United States Champion Chris Benoit. She asks Benoit how he feels about retaining his United States Championship five days ago at Wresltemania. He says that MVP didn't see him as a threat, even though he is a former World Heavyweight Champion and Intercontinental Champion. MVP has to learn that to get the United States title he's going to have to do more then just beg to get another rematch for the title. He's going to have to prove himself. So tonight, when London & Kenrick team up with me to take on the Bluebloods and MVP, MVP is going to have to show him (Benoit) why he deserves another chance at the title. Benoit then leaves the interview arena as Smackdown goes to a commercial break.
Smackdown comes back from commercial and "Hey You" hits, with the current WWE Tag-Team Champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick making their way down to the ring. They sprint down to the ring with the titles around their waists and matching outfits on. They get on opposite turnbuckles and show off their titles before doing a backflip off the turnbuckles and handing the referee their belts. "Whatever" blares next, with the WWE United States Champion Chris Benoit making his way down the ring. Benoit calmly walks down the ring with the title wrapped around his shoulder and shows it off as he enters the ring. "Gladiators" then hits as the Bluebloods, William Regal and Dave Taylor make their way down to the ring. They walk down with a snobbish attitude and stare down the WWE Tag-Team Champions the whole way down the ramp, eyeing those Tag-Team titles. Finally "I'm Comin'" plays and Montel Vontavious Porter, otherwise known as MVP, makes his way down the ring. He enters out of his football tunnel and does his taunt before walking into the ring with his partners as they get ready for the 6 man tag-team match.
The match starts off with Benoit entering the ring for his team, with him pointing at MVP, wanting him in the ring right now. MVP shakes his head and William Regal instead enters the ring. The two have a good exchange of chain wrestling for the first few minutes until Regal gets the early advantage with the stiff elbow to the jaw. Regal works on the head of Benoit for the next few minutes, stomping and dragging his foot on the downed Benoit before he tags in his parter, Taylor. Taylor keeps Benoit down with a headlock on the ground before driving his knees into the face of Benoit. Benoit eventually gets to his feet and gets out of the headlock with some elbows to the gut, but Taylor sends him back down with an European Uppercut. MVP then begs for a tag and Taylor agrees, tagging the "highest paid superstar on Smackdown" in. MVP continues his teams attack on the head of the body of Benoit, but the tables turn once Benoit dodges a Ballin' Elbow attempt and Benoit then takes the advantage for his team by hitting some chops to the chest of MVP followed by an Irish Whip and Lariat.
For the next couple of minutes we see all 6 men get some decent action in the ring, with Regal and Taylor trying to take out the Hooliganz and MVP trying to demolish Benoit. The finish comes with MVP and Benoit in the ring. Benoit hits a German suplex on MVP right near the turnbuckle and climbs up it before slashing his thumb across his throat. He sets himself up to connect with the diving headbutt, but Taylor walks over and slams on the ring ropes, causing Benoit to land in-between the turnbuckles! London and Kendrick take offense to this and leave their area and go after the Bluebloods and the two brawl outside while the referee, still inside of the ring, tells them to knock it off. MVP, on the otherhand, pulled Benoit down from the top rope and set him on the corner of the turnbuckle before running at him and hitting him with the Playa's Boot! MVP then drags Benoit out to the middle of the ring and covers him for the 3 count and the win at the 8:28 mark.
Overall Rating: (68, 71, 81) ***
MVP celebrates his victory as the referee raises his hand. The Bluebloods and Londrick continue to battle to the back while MVP walks out to the ring announcer and grabs a microphone from Justin Roberts. He says that if his performance a few seconds ago doesn't prove to Benoit that he should be the number one contender to the United States Championship, he'll show Benoit next week why he should be the number one contender when he faces Benoit in a non title match. He ends with Ballin' as Smackdown goes to commercial.
Overall Rating: 64%
Smackdown comes back from commercial as "Turn Up The Trouble" hits and the current Mr. Money in the Bank Mr. Kennedy makes his way down the ring. He comes down with his briefcase in his hand and his wrestling gear on, with his cutoff shirt on overtop. He introduces himself as the current Mr. Money in the Bank and future World Heavyweight Champion. He says what he did just five nights ago was nothing short of remarkable, and now that he's got the thing that will make his destiny, he's going to cash it in when he's ready. It may be tonight, it may be at Wrestlemania 24, but what's for sure is that within the next 12 months you are going to hear the words "YOUR NEW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION ... MISTAAAA ... KENNEDY ... KENNEDY!" Kennedy pushes up the microphone as "Pitbull" hits next and Jamie Noble makes his way down to the ring for a match between the two.
Once Noble gets ready for the match between the two the fight begins and Kennedy starts off in the drivers seat pounding on the body of Noble, who is nothing short of helpless. JBL remarks that Kennedy is a man on a mission and that mission starts tonight with his reward being a World Championship while Kennedy continues to demolish Noble with him hitting a roundhouse kick to the temple of Noble. Kennedy then tries to hit a vertical suplex on Noble, but Noble reverses the advantage towards him by keeping his weight down and hitting a DDT on Kennedy. Noble then works on the back for a couple of minutes with a one-legged Boston Crab and a surfboard, but before Noble can hit the double gutbuster on Kennedy, Kennedy delivers some hard elbows to his face and quickly delivers a newly shown finisher by Kennedy, a leg-reverse STO, otherwise known as the Mic Check. Kennedy then covers Noble to pick up the win at the 6:39 mark. Kennedy goes over to the ring announcer who hands him his Money In The Bank briefcase while Mr. Kennedy announces himself as the winner.
Overall Rating: (57, 53, 76) **1/2
We then go and see a video package and we see a man, who's name isn't revealed, along with a woman who appears to be his girlfriend. They are in a restaurant, talking rather loudly, and a man sitting behind them comes over and asks them if they can be quiet, but the woman tells the man that they'll do whatever they want and her date grabs the man by the collar and pushes him down into the booth a few feet away, with the two laughing at the man's reaction. The man thrown into the booth then walks away as the man who shoved him reveals himself to be Johnny Jeter, and along with his girlfriend, Maryse, are going to show Smackdown in two weeks why they are going to be the best thing that ever comes to Smackdown. Smackdown then goes to a commercial break.
Smackdown comes back on and "Royalty" hits, with King Booker, along with his queen, Sharmell, make their way down the ring. Booker is not dressed to compete right now, instead coming down in a suit with his crown and signature King's robe as he enters the ring along with his queen. He says, in his English accent, that last night, Matt Hardy did something that a man should never do, and that's threaten to hit another man's woman. He says Hardy did it for a petty item, the Money in the Bank briefcase, which he didn't even win. He says Matt just threatened his own manhood when he messed with his woman, and now he's going to pay. Booker wants Matt to get his white trash piece of crap body out here right now so he can confront him face to face.
After a few seconds of waiting, "Livin' For The Moment" plays and Matt Hardy makes his way down the ring in street clothes. He does his "V-1" taunt and then gets into the ring, and Booker wastes no time questioning him. Booker asks if Hardy has any balls, or if he was just born a coward. This receives boos, but Hardy just shrugs it off, telling Booker that he was trying to do him a favor by taking out that nasaly-sounding bitch. Booker's eyes bug out and he's furious, his face getting red and him pacing up and down the ring, while Matt is calmly leaning against one of the turnbuckles smiling. Booker says that Hardy has a lot of nerve to come and say that his queen is a bitch, and now he's gonna pay. Matt asks him what he's going to do, tell him that he's a "Five time, five time, five time, five time, five time WCW Champion" and do the Spinarooni? Matt laughs, along with the crowd, while Booker is about to attack Hardy, being restrained by his wife.
Booker says that Hardy better watch what he says, because it's going to come back and haunt him in the future. Matt says that he's been through hell and back, with people who he thought were his friends cheating on him behind his back, so anything that Booker has to bring, he'll be ready. Booker says he's had enough of the peasant, referring to Hardy, and tells him to get out of his ring. Hardy drops his microphone on the ground and walks to the back, not taking his eyes off a cheap shot from Booker. The camera's focus on Hardy walking backwards while staring at Booker while Smackdown goes to commercial.
Smackdown comes back and "Chavo Ardiente" plays, with the WWE Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero shown making his way down the ring. He has on a poncho and do-rag along with the Cruiserweight Championship wrapped around his waist. Instead of going to the ring, Chavo walks over to the commentary booth alongside Michael Cole and JBL. They hype up Chavo as the last Guerrero from the famous Guerrero wrestling family to still be actively wrestling, being successful with four reigns of the Cruiserweight Championship. Chavo says that since he won the title from Gregory Helms at No Way Out, he's been the most dominant Cruiserweight since...he doesn't know when. He just knows that no one can match his knowledge inside of the ring, thanks to him being trained by all of his great uncles and grandfathers.
"Gonna Punch Someone Tonight" hits and Smackdown's resident redneck, Jimmy Wang Yang makes his way down the ring. Yang gives the crowd high fives and throws his cowboy hat into the crowd while he gets the crowd a little excited. "Da.ngr" plays and Daivari makes his way out next. Daivari comes down to the ring with little heat, before raising his arms and shouting something degrading to the crowd in Arabian. He then enters the ring as the match begins.
The match, while rather short, is a good back and forth contest. The aerial Wang Yang has the advantage early, hiting a variety of moves such as a diving crossbody, standing moonsault, and a running spinning wheel kick to Daivari in the corner. Yang tried to end it early by hitting the Yang Time, but Daivari rolls out of the way and Yang lands right on his gut. For the next few minutes it's Daivari who is in control, grounding Yang with a camel clutch before letting go and hitting a Scimitar Slice from the top rope, otherwise known as a diving leg drop. Daivari covered Yang, but Yang got his foot on the ropes to break up the count. Daivari couldn't believe it, and he was busy arguing with the referee, when WANG YANG ROLLS DAIVARI'S TIGHTS FOR THE THREE. Wang Yang wins at 5:02 and goes to the top rope to point at Chavo while stretching his hands across his gut, indicating he wants the Cruiserweight Championship. The two exchange some words before we are taken backstage with some breaking news!...
Overall Rating: (60, 59, 75) **3/4
Booker T is shown beating down Matt Hardy! Booker throws Hardy against a wall while shouting "take this hell, sucka". Booker continues his attack while some of the production crew workers try to break it up, but Booker pushes them all out of the way while shouting "he made it personal". He clears off a nearby table while Hardy tries to heal his injuries. Booker lays a few knees to the stomach, which Hardy sells well, before he puts his arm around Hardy's shoulder and delivers a BOOK END THROUGH THE TABLE! Hardy is knocked out after the Book End and Booker is shown smiling, even delivering a laugh, while EMT's work on the now injured Matt Hardy as Smackdown goes to commercial.
General Manager Teddy Long comes back on the screen, which looks to be in his office, as Smackdown comes back from commercial. He says he has a few announcements to make. Along with Chris Benoit taking on MVP in a non-title match next week, there will also be the Bluebloods taking on Londrick for the WWE Tag-Team Championships and Chavo Guerrero and Gregory Helms will take on Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore. He then ends and says that he hopes that everyone enjoys the rest of the show.
We go back to the arena and "I Walk Alone" plays, signifying that the Main Event is about to begin. Batista makes his way down the ring and seems pumped up for the no-Disqualification match for the World Heavyweight Championship, although no-one should be surprised. He jumps up and down inside of the ring before "Graveyard Symphony" blares throughout the arena and the famous gong is heard, with The Undertaker making his way down the ring. Fog fills up as he makes his slow walk down the ring. He gets into the ring and slowly does his normal antics, finally taking off his hat, before handing the World Heavyweight Championship to referee Charles Robinson as Justin Roberts announces the challenger and champion. Roberts makes the announcement as the Main Event for the World Heavyweight Championship begins.
The two stare off at each other before locking up in a collar and elbow tie up, with the challenger getting the advantage to get the early advantage, showing his strength by driving the Undertaker back first into the turnbuckle. Batista lands a couple of hands on Taker in the corner before landing some shoulder thrusts into the gut of Taker. Batista quickly tries to end it after hitting a huge superplex on Taker, but Taker just gets the shoulder up at two. Batista can't believe it, but picks Taker up and lands some right hands before he Irish Whips him off the ropes and tries a huge clothesline, which Taker ducks before reversing it into a leaping clothesline! For the next few minutes, aside from Taker's control segment for roughly two minutes, the battle is back and forth.
Finally, we get to the finish, where Taker hits the Old School on Batista and puts his hand out, signalling the chokeslam. He wraps his hand around Batista's neck, but Batista reverses it with a kick to the gut before putting Taker's head between his legs for a Batista Bomb. Batista lifts the Undertaker and LANDS THE BATISTA BOMB! Batista is seconds away from covering when the lights go out, RED PYRO HITS and KANE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RING WITH HIS HAND AROUND BATISTA'S NECK! Batista can't get out, and KANE HITS THE CHOKESLAM ON BATISTA! Kane then leaves the ring as Taker does his signature sit-up taunt and waits for Batista to get back to his feet. Batista slowly does and TAKER CONNECTS WITH A TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVER! Taker then covers Batista for the three and the win at 14:25 to retain his World Heavyweight Championship! Kane looks at Batista with a maniacal smile as Taker celebrates with his championship as Smackdown fades to black.
Overall Rating: (68, 78, 72) **3/4
-Montel Vontavious Porter, Dave Taylor, & William Regal def. Chris Benoit, Paul London, & Brian Kendrick in a 6-Man Tag-Team Match (8:28)
-Mr. Kennedy def. Jamie Noble (6:39)
-Jimmy Wang Yang def. Daivari (5:02)
-The Undertaker def. Batista in Hardcore Match to retain the World Heavyweight Championship (14:25)
We got a 5.95 rating for 'Smackdown'!
The attendance level was 9046 people.
We made $361840 from ticket sales.
Current Backlash Card:
Singles Match for the WWE Championship:
John Cena (c) vs. Shawn Michaels
Singles Match for the Intercontinental Championship:
Umaga (c) vs. Carlito
Singles Match for the ECW Heavyweight Championship:
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Rob Van Dam/CM Punk/Hardcore Holly
More to be announced.
Last edited by Perfect Poster; 05-24-2009 at 07:29 PM.