April 11, 2008 | Ford Center | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
**I Walk Alone**
Smackdown gets kicked off with a bang as “The Animal” Batista’s music blasts out and he walks out on the stage in a Ric Flair Tribute T-Shirt. The Animal does his normal entrance as Justin Roberts announces the match.
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to another addition of Friday Night Smackdown. I’m Michael Cole joined as always by my partner Jonathan Coachmen.
They know me, Michael.
Tonight we’ll have a huge main event set up by are general manager Vickie Guerrero as another “test” for the Undertaker. It will be the World’s Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker facing, not just Edge, but his two lackeys Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a three-on-one handicap match.
Michael, I can not wait to see the Undertaker be put to the test again tonight but our esteem general manager Vickie Guerrero, she really knows how to bring out the best in our wrestlers here on Smackdown.
I’d love to agrue with you about this again but right now Batista is in the ring.
We cut to the Animal in the ring holding a mic with the crowd cheering
Thank you for the warm response tonight, it means a lot. I love going to city after city, arena after arena and showing up every night just for that alone.
A Giant pop for crowd sucking up to.
I’d like to say that every time I walk out into the ring in a sold out arena got there on by own, but I know that’s not true.
More cheers for modesty.
There are a lot of people that helped me get to where I am today, but none played a bigger part then Ric Flair.
A Giant pop for the Natch.
Ric gave me my first big break in this industry by inviting me to join Evolution and I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without him. I’m a former World Heavyweight Champion! I’ve done more in this business then I could ever dream of, all thanks to Ric Flair.
“Thank You Ric” chants break out
Now unfortunately Ric Flair is no longer with us in this industry, because of a selfish act by one Shawn Michaels, but that doesn’t mean the legendary career of the Nature Boy can’t live on. Go on WWEShop.com, go to a merchandise stand and please by this shirt I’m wearing. People need to thank Ric Flair, because after the career he had he deserves it.
More chants thanking Ric Flair
Also to remember Ric Flair, do what Ric Flair said in his farewell speech. Look at all the careers he’s touched, look at the likes of myself, Triple H, and Randy Orton. Think of what Ric Flair did for them.
The crowd is still cheering it up.
I know, that I’ll miss Ric Flair now that he’s gone. He was like a father to me and he helped me make it in the business. That’s why I’m going to do whatever it takes to make his legacy life on. Every match I wrestle from here on out is for Ric Flair, my next World Title win is going to be in honor of Ric Flair, from here on out it’s not about Dave Batista anymore, it’s about Ric Flair.
Batista drops the mic and takes the shirt off and begins to jump in the ring.
The Monstrous Mike Knox makes his way out to some decent heat as he gets into the ring and stares down the Animal. The two giants look at each other for a while and the bell rings.
Batista vs. Mike Knox
Ending: Typical big man match, dominated in the early parts by a fired up Animal. Knox charges at Batista but he’s dropped with a shoulder block. Batista raises his arms and pops the crowd. The Animal grabbed the Monster and picked him up for a body slam. Batista goes off the ropes and tries for an elbow drop but Knox rolls out of the way. Batista sells for a second grabbing his elbow. Knox also sells catching his breath, Batista crawls over to the turnbuckles and eats a running knee from Knox!! Knox puts his size 15 boot into Batista’s throat pressing him into the turnbuckles. The ref begins to count but Knox releases at 4 and a half. Knox swarms Batista again in the corner and is once again held back. Batista stands up in the corner Knox goes at him but the Animal turns his shoulder and gets Knox away. The Animal goes off the ropes and drops Knox with a clothesline. He covers for a two count but Knox gets his shoulder up.
Batista gets to the corner and the crowd starts to cheer as he looks he’s setting up for a speer. Cole says it could be the end for Knox. Batista charges at a dazed Knox but the monstrous man slides out of the way!! Batista stumbles around the ring, he gets his balance back but walks into a huge big boot from Knox!! Knox covers the Animal 1…………2…Batista powers out!! Knox works Batista over in a headlock briefly before transitioning into a knee to the back submission hold. Batista eventually uses his strength and power to battle back to his feet and regain a vertical base. The Animal whips Knox off the ropes and plants him with a huge clothesline. Both men are a little slow to get up but when they reach their feet, Batista grabs Knox and plants him with a spinebuster!! Knox is down and Batista picks him up and sets him up for the Batista Bomb!! He makes the cover for the inevitable 1……….2………..3 Bringing an end to this lackluster at best match.
Winner: Batista via pinfall @ 5:48
“I Walk Alone” Blasts over the intercom as Batista gets his arm rose. The camera zooms in on the Animal and we get to see him lip the words “Thanks Ric” as the crowd cheers and we cut to commercial
We come back to see The Chairmen of the WWE Vincent Kennedy McMahon is sitting in his office. He looks like the boss normally does with his designer suit and purple tie. We hear a knock on the door.
The door opens and the two remaining ECW Originals on Smackdown walk in the door. We See Tommy Dreamer walk in wearing a plain black T-Shirt and jeans as well as Stevie Richards wearing a black tank top and jeans. They sit down in the chairs across from the chairmen’s desk.
Alright I know we talked last week about a friend of yours who wants to become the general manager of Smackdown and you seem to have claims that Vickie Guerrero isn’t fit for her job.
Look Vinnie, we just want to make Smackdown a better show and we know it will be better with him in charge then it will be with Vickie Guerrero running the show.
Please don’t call me Vinnie. Now I don’t know if your friend is as great as he once was but if he’s here bring him in.
Richards stands up and opens the door. We see the shadow of a rather large short figure
Vinnie Mac, Guess whose back!?
Vince looks shocked for a second before responding.
You’ve got to be kidding me!
We return at ringside with Jesse and Festus in the ringing pumping each other up for their match coming up…right now.
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown and on a night where things could change so much with the chairmen of the WWE interviewing a potential new general manager we have to turn our attention away from that situation for a bit. Now our attention is going to turn to some tag team action.
Michael, I don’t see why everyone is all up in a fuss about this potential new general manager, Mr. McMahon is a smart dude. He knows that Vickie Guerrero is a fantastic general manager and that nothing needs to be changed. It’s a mood point really.
Coach, I think if Mr. McMahon thought everything was fine and dandy around here he wouldn’t have even considered bringing in whoever Tommy and Stevie brought in to meet with him.
Mike there is a match about to start why are you still talking about this General Manager situation.
Cole sighs of frustration
**Aint No Make Believe**
The WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison and the Miz come out to good heat. Morrison wearing his blue and grey glittery pants and Miz in his normal Grey shorts.
Michael this is something to talk about. Our WWE Tag Team Champions, John Morrison and the Miz. Never before has Smackdown had such a must-see tag team.
Coach I’ll give them credit their title reign on Smackdown and ECW has been impressive but they’re just so cocky it’s hard to like them.
How is it hard to like them Mike? They are superstars, they’re winners, they look great, they get into all the Hollywood parties. They’re exactly what this tag team division needs.
I suppose you know all about Hollywood parties right?
More than you do.
Treated…The Bell rings and the match starts
Match 2 | Non-Title Tag Team Match
WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz vs. Jesse & Festus
Ending: Morrison and Miz have pretty much been in control of Jesse the entire match hitting a variety of flashy moves and quick tags. Miz makes as tag in to Morrison but stays in the ring to hold Jesse in place allowing Morrison to fun of the ropes and hit his pattened springboard chop kick. Morrison cover the getting a 2 count as Jesse quickly put his foot on the rope. Cole applauds Jesse’s heart but Coach reminds us that it’s only a matter of time before the Champs get him. Morrison makes him pay for putting his foot on the rope by rolling out of the ring and pulling on Jesse’s leg then pressing it down on the ropes. Jesse rolls around the ring grapping his leg in pain. Morrison stomps the leg a couple of times. The Friday Night Delight takes some time to pose for and taunt the crowd. Jesse tries to take advantage my inching over to Festus who is reaching for a tag. Morrison quickly kills Jesse’s dream of a tag by grabbing his bad leg and putting him into an un-characteristic Knee bar. The commentators express their shock seeing the normal high flying Morrison using a submission move. Unfortunately for the champs once again Jesse found his way to the ropes forcing Morrison to break the hold. The Tag Team Champions are clearly getting frustrated as Morrison repeatedly throws kicks Jesse while he’s down. Miz screams in at him “END IT”. Morrison drags the seemingly limp Jesse into the corner and steps up for the new finisher he debuted last week aka Starship Pain. He goes for it! Jesse rolls out of the way!!! Both men are down in the center of the ring!
Jesse slowly inches over to the corner as Morrison lies still in the center of the ring. Miz yells for Morrison to get over and tag him. Morrison gets over to his partner in one quick jump bringing in Miz. Jesse gets to Festus for the hot tag as well! The two fresh men charge at each other in the center of the ring Festus wins the first round dropping Miz with a big clothesline. He follows up with a couple more clothesline. The sleeping giant goes for some punches, Miz gets a few shots in then goes off the ropes but runs right into a giant big boot from the Cornbread Callous! Festus covers 1…………..2…..Miz somehow manages to kick out. Jesse cheers Festus on and Festus smiles at his team. Festus picks up Miz and plants him with a running powerslam!!! Festus goes straight in a cover. 1……………2……..Morrison runs in and grabs Festus by the trunks and throws him straight into Jesse’s knee!! Festus looks shocked to Jesse thriving in pain on the ground. Morrison rolls out of the ring and continues to beat down Jesse slamming his leg repeatedly on the steel steps. Festus stairs and screams out at Morrison to stop. The Monster of a man stands up but he’s grabbed from behind by Miz who turns him to the center of the ring and hits some kind of full-nelson forward leg sweep! Festus is planted and Miz covers!! 1…………..2……………3! The champs win again.
Winners: John Morrison & The Miz via pinfall @ 6:38
“Aint No Make Believe” plays as Morrison grabs their belts and hands Miz his then raises his arm. Miz yells down at a stage hand to get them a mic. The mic gets slid into the ring and the crowd begins to boo as the champs are about to speak.
As always the crowd responds to that by booing louder.
You people have no respect. Do you realize what you witnessed? Probably not, so we’re going to have to spell it out for you again, just like we do every week.
We just once again proved we are the best tag team in the world. Did you see that new move I pulled out. It’s called a Skull-Crushing Finale! Learn it and remember because you’re going to be seeing it a lot from now on.
Miz, they clearly understand how great we are. Listen to them booing they’re so sad we beat those losers up so quickly because they wanted to see more of us.
Morrison gets some good heat from that as the crowd clearly doesn’t want to see more of him.
Which is why the announcement we have to make about next week’s episode of Smackdown is going to be very sad for all these people.
Miz takes the mic
They’re probably all going to start crying when they find out.
The Boos just keep pooring in.
Now I know that a majority of the people here tonight and watching at home are only watching this show to see true superstars like us, but we’ve been informed that next week we will not be in action.
This actually gets cheers.
The reason for this is because despite, having beaten every tag team on this show time and time again. They still have to sell Pay-Per-Views so we still have to defend our titles in just over a month at the Smackdown exclusive Judgment Day show on May the eighteenth.
Morrison takes the mic
And fittingly enough the first match they’re gonna announce is the match that will sell the whole show.
They’re doing a fantastic job of getting heat
So next week there will be a tag team turmoil match to determine who will face us at Judgment Day.
JoMo hands Miz the mic.
Now John, I’m sure all these people are wondering who will be the teams competing in that turmoil match. Would you care to tell them?
He hands Morrison the mic
Nope. Because I don’t care who those teams are. It’s not even worth my time of day naming them.
Miz takes the mic back
Exactly what I was thinking John.
The crowd is booing them pretty good.
But Miz, would you care to make our final announcement. Our biggest, most, important announcement.
Miz takes the mic
Well Johny it would be my pleasure.
The crowd is honestly just getting annoyed that Morrison and Miz are still here and are booing like crazy
Next week, right before the tag team turmoil match. Smackdown will receive a very special treat. Live in this ring. John Morrison and the Miz will present. THE DIRT SHEET!!
The crowd Boos but Morrison and Miz seem to enjoy it and smile as they leave the ring and we fade to the back.
Where in the interview area where we see Josh Mathews standing by.
My guest joining me at this time, The Rated R Superstar. Edge.
We see standing next to Mathews with a cocky grin on his face wearing one of his official T-Shirts and some designer jeans.
Now Edge, you seem to be in a happy mood, which might be surprising considering everything happening tonight..
Edge leans in and interrupts
Josh, you say that like it’s a surprise. Why wouldn’t I be happy right now? Last week I pinned the World Heavyweight Champion in about ten seconds. This week, I’m going to beat him again when me and my pals Zack and Curt face the Undertaker in a three on one handicap match. I have a beautiful fiancé. I’d say my life is down right perfect right now.
Mathews stutters then asks a question.
Well I mean, people aren’t really happy about how you defeated the Undertaker in that gauntlet match last week.
Edge shakes his head then answers.
I don’t see why people would have a problem with it. My job is to win matches and to win titles. I saw an opponent who I am superior then and I beat him. Exactly like I should’ve done at Wrestlemania.
You can hear boos from in the arena
Well that can lead to another question of, if you think you can beat the Undertaker on your own why would you have fiancé, the Smackdown General manager Vickie Guerrero make a three on one handicap match for you and your prodigies against the Undertaker?
Shakes his head again and looks at Mathews like he’s stupid.
Is there any proof that I asked Vickie for this match? I just come to work and do whatever my boss tells me. I don’t know why that’s hard for people to understand.
Edge appears to be getting frustrated as Mathews leans in for another question
: Just one last thing Edge, we haven’t heard from your fiancé tonight at all. Do you know how she’s handling the situation with Tommy Dreamer, Stevie Richards, and whoever they’re friend applying for the General Managers job is?
Edge just gets mad and takes the mic
I’m done answering stupid questions Josh. All I have to say is that everything is fine. Vickie isn’t worried in the slightest about a potential new general manager because she is aware of how great a job she does here and knows that no one could it better. And as for me, I’m not worried about the Undertaker one bit, because after tonight. It’s going to be Edge two, Undertaker, zero.
Edge drops the mic and we fade to commercial…
We see images of Randy Orton holding the WWE Championship after winning the match at Wrestlemania.
He is the WWE Champion.
We see images of Triple H pedrigeeing the shit out of a couple people.
He is the King of Kings.
Images of both of them doing cool things flash through the screen.
Now this Monday on Raw just a few weeks before he defends his title against John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match the WWE Champion Randy Orton must face one of his arch rivals, the King of Kings, “The Game” Triple H!
We return backstage
We see Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards standing out the door to Mr. McMahon’s office conversating.
I don’t see how he was so surprised. I mean I thought we made it clearly last week who it was.
Dreamer nods in agreement
: Ole’ Vinnie is a little slow sometimes though so who knows..
Richards looks like a lightbulb switched on over his head.
: Wait do you think he thought we meant…
Dreamer cuts him off
I was thinking the same thing, but I haven’t talk to him in ages. It’s like he barely exists anymore.
The door opens and almost hits Dreamer. The chairmen himself comes out not looking to happy.
Him? HIM! I thought you meant someone who actually run a show not that damn lunatic! I just got rid of him. And you expect to bring him back! Are you kidding me?
Dreamer looks the chairmen right in the eye and speaks.
: Mr. McMahon, you know I expect you to do. I expect you to do what’s right for this show. ECW used to be my home and I would’ve done anything for ECW and now Smackdown’s my home and I’m gonna do what I can for Smackdown and starts with changing whose running the show around here. I think you and I both know that Vickie Guerrero isn’t doing a good job and needs to be taken out of power.
Dreamer takes a deep breath and Vince goes to address them.
Look Tommy, if it was anyone else. I’d consider it…
Dreamer cuts him off
Stop right there Vince. You just said you’d think about it if it was something else. He’s changed Vince. He doesn’t hold the same grudge you do. Go back in there and talk to him a little more. See it, and make the right choice.
Vince griands his teeth and shakes his head then walks back into his off slamming the door on his way in. Dreamer smirks and turns to Stevie
I think we got him.
We cut to ringside
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to Smackdown where it’s been an interesting night to say the least. As we speak the chairmen of the WWE Vince McMahon is currently interviewing someone to potentially become the new general manger of Friday Night Smackdown.
Mikey, I don’t know what the big deal is. Mr. McMahon knows what’s right for Friday Night Smackdown and he knows that Vickie Guerrero is the best thing for this show.
Regardless of what anyone thinks Vickie Guerrero is as of right now still the General Manger of this show and she has booked another main event to supposedly “test the Undertaker” as a champion.
And it’s a great idea to test a champion like this Vickie Guerrero is really doing what’s best for the show tonight when the World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker will face Edge and the Edgeheads in a three on one handicap match.
You cant honestly tell me you think that match is a go—
MVP steps out on the ramp wearing a blue suit with a white shirt and dark red tie. The United States Champion is holding his belt over his shoulder and has on some oversized sunglasses.
Speaking of greatness, it’s the United States Champion Montel-Vontavious-Porter! MVP!
As MVP makes his way down the ramp we see the ring set up for the VIP Lounge. MVP slowly walks down to the ring pans his eyes around the arena smiling as the crowd is booing. MVP sits down in his chair and puts the sunglasses down on the table and picks up the mic that sitting there. The Ballin Superstar takes the mic and stands up
Wichita, Kansas. Tonight you have the honor of playing host to MVP and my VIP Lounge!
The crowd boos for MVP being egotistical
And when MVP’s in the ring that can only mean one thing. Big things Poppin, Little Things Stoppin!
The crowd boos for MVP’s signature catchphrase.
Tonight my guest on the VIP Lounge is a man that’s dear to my heart. Myself and him are former WWE Tag Team Champions. We’ve been in the ring together countless times. I treated him like a brother, and yet he still finds reasons to disrespect me, as if I did something wrong to him. Maybe tonight I’ll finally get some answers to why he’s doing this to me. But if not that’s okay. I just wanna chill with an old friend.
“Hardy” chants break out.
So without further ado, my guest tonight on the VIP Lounge. MATT HARDY!
**Live for the Moment**
The crowd goes nuts as Hardy makes his way down to the ring in a white button-up shirt and jeans. Hardy looks serious as he climbs into the ring and stares down his former Tag team partner. MVP sits down in one chair and Hardy sits down in the other.
So Matt, I know you’ve been back for nearly two weeks now, and we had a little chat in the ring last week. But I haven’t properly welcomed you back yet. So Matt, welcome back to Friday Nights.
“Welcome Back” chants break
: Wait a second, a little chat? You call what happened last week a little chat! Because the way I saw it I worked my ass off to win a match and then you attacked me.
The crowd goes wild for Hardy pointing out the obvious
Impatient are we? Matt you’re lucky I’m a church going man and I’ve dealt with some things in my life that require forgiving people. I know how to forgive Matt.
The crowd boos MVP’s sob story.
I had forgiven you for everything. Trying to steal my United States Championship away from me several times. Losing us our WWE Tag Team Titles.
Hardy looks confused and pissed off at the same time
MVP: I had it made up in mind that when you returned, I was going to let bye-gons be bye-gons and we’d go back to being Matt Hardy and MVP, tag team champions of the world. I was actually eagerly awaiting your return.
Hardy shakes his head as MVP continues on
Then Matt something happened. Something happened that changed everything. Wrestlemania. I’m inches away from living my dream and becoming Mister Money in the Bank. I’m inches away from a guaranteed world title shot whenever I want it. I was going to become a World Champion.
This gets some big heat
If y’all think I gotta’ a lot of bling now, imagine MVP walking around Smackdown with the United States Championship and the World Heavyweight Champion.
See Matt, look how angry you’ve made these people but that’s besides the point.
More boos for MVP “misunderstanding” their boos.
Matt, this isn’t about what these people think, because it’s obvious they love me and hate you. This is about you being arrogant, you being unappreciative of everything I’ve done for you. Hell, I’m giving the biggest party of your life. Expensive drinks, fine leather couches. No ladies I hear but I can make one phone call and this ring would be filled with beautiful women. It’s the party of your life here in the VIP Lounge and you haven’t even thanked me!
“Hardy” chants fill the arena. Matt picks up his mic looking pissed off.
You’re kidding me right? MVP did you listen to a word you just said? Talking about everything I cost you. I cost you nothing. You cost us another shot at the tag team titles when you cashed in our re-match when I couldn’t compete.
MVP shakes head as the crowd pops
Then you’re sitting here bitching about one title shot when you cost me seven months of my career, seven months of my life. I don’t go to clubs, I don’t care about designer suites and VIP parties. My life is wrestling, and you took that away from me!
“Hardy” chants fill the building
You wanna complain about one title match I cost you? You cost me another chance at your United States Championship, and I wasn’t gonna let you beat me again. You cost me seven months worth of matches and title shots. Hell if it wasn’t for you we could be looking at Matt Hardy, United States and World Heavyweight Champion right now.
MVP laughs and goes to pick up his mic but Hardy talks before he can say anything
You think it’s funny? Because I don’t. And last week, you think I’m just gonna forgive and forget about that too because you threw me a party? Well you’re damn wrong.
MVP takes his turn to talk
Matt Hardy, A world champion and United States champ. That’s probably the best joke I’ve heard all year. Which is impress Matt because I go to parties with the likes of Adam Sandler, Kevin James, and Will Ferrell..
Matt cuts him off
No one cares!
MVP damn near jumps out of his chair looking pissed off and lips a few words like “I care”
MVP, I don’t care about your parties, your designer suits, your women, none of that crap means a damn to me.
That gets a pop
And it doesn’t mean a thing to these people either. So you wanna talk about respect MVP, you wanna talk about me being appreciative to you? I tell ya’ one thing you did that I appreciate.
MVP stands up and stares down at Hardy. Hardy stands up as MVP lips “and what’s that”
You held on to your United States Title til’ I got back.
The crowd has a mixed reaction to that as the two rivals stare at each other in the ring.
I don’t want your life, I don’t wanna be your friend. I want two things MVP, to kick your ass in front of the entire WWE Universe and to take your United States Title in the process!
MVP gets a really angry look on his face and steps right up in Hardy’s face.
Matt, I don’t have problem with you wanting to continuing on with your trailer trash life with out me…
Hardy looks pissed as MVP continues
…but I will not stand for you disrespecting me in my VIP Lounge like this! And if I can’t reason with you, I’m gonna have to beat some respect into you.
Hardy unbuttons his shirt, and then lifts up his mic
Matt swings and hits the United States Champion cleanly in the jaw!! Hardy lands a few more shots forcing MVP to one knee. Hardy removes his own shirt while MVP is done, The Most Valuable Player on Smackdown gets up and tries to use this as a chance to get Hardy back but heats a few more clean rights! Hardy lands a kick to his rivals midsection then whips him by the collar of his shirt down hitting the side of one of his vintage leather chairs.
Hardy stomps on MVP for a second before going to the ground teeing away a little more and removing the champ’s tie. MVP tries to scramble out of the ring under the bottom rope but Hardy pulls him back in by his leg. Then wraps the tie around the most valuable player’s neck! He begins to choke the life out of his arm rival using his own tie. MVP is gagging for air as his former tag team champ partner throws him using the tie MVP lands in front of the glass table in the center of the ring.
Porter slowly tries to stand up using the table as a balance but Hardy is persistence in his beatdown of his arch enemy and bangs his head down against the table! MVP grabs his head screaming in pain but Hardy doesn’t seem to be done. Redemption is feeling sweet as he lays MVP down on the table and walks over to the turnbuckles standing on the middle rope! Hardy raises his hands to the crowd who are going nuts! We hear Hardy yell “I will not die” but as he looks down MVP has rolled off the table and his stumbling down from ringside up the ramp. The crowd boos as MVP grabs head looking in pain and pissed off. Hardy shakes his head and gets off the turnbuckles. He walks over to the otherside of the ring and sees the US Title laying on the ground. He picks it up and points at it smiling as MVP stumbles out of the building. Hardy holds up the title one more time for the crowd and rolls out of the ring as we cut to the commentators
Ladies and Gentlemen, that was great. It’s really good to finally see Matt Hardy be able to air his frustrations after everything MVP has put him through in the past year or so.
Good? You call that good? That was a savage attack on a great man! MVP threw Hardy the party of his life to welcome him back to the WWE and Matt payed him back like that, I find what he did disgusting.
But what you think really doesn’t matter as the show will go tonight with another, as I’ve been told to call it “testing of the Undertaker” when the World Heavyweight Champion faces Edge and the Edgeheads in a three-on-one handicap match.
It’s a great challenge for the Undertaker, smart thinking by the best general manager in the world Vickie Guerrero.
On hopefully her last night in charge of Smackdown.
It won’t be her last night, Vince McMahon is an intelligent man and he knows that she is what’s best for this show.
We see Kenny Dykstra wearing black and orange trunks walking backstage towards the ring
But coming up next, we’ll see the in-ring return of Kenny Dykstra!
We return backstage outside Mr. McMahon’s office again where Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards are chatting amongst themselves when they are approached by the current general manger of Smackdown. Vickie Guerrero.
Dreamer and Richards don’t respond. Clearly ignoring Vickie
I SAID EXCUSE ME!!
Dreamer looks up
Yes, Vickie what the hell do you want?
Vickie’s anger is building
What do I want, what do you think I want? I want to talk to Mr. McMahon. Where is he?
Dreamer keeps a straight face and responds.
In his office, where else would he be?
Vickie looks really mad and anxious
Don’t give me your crap. Just get out of my way and let me talk to my boss. Or I will fire you!
Dreamer and Richards smile
No can do Vickie, old Vinnie is in a meeting and it’s of vital importance. For everyone around here.
Vickie’s anger appears to be overflowing as Tommy continues
And when it’s over, hopefully this show will be getting a lot better. Because you know damn well that you don’t deserve to be running this show and that your abuses of power need to stop.
Vickie steps up to Tommy
Wow Tommy, that was some really deep stuff. You actually made it seem like for one second that I might lose my job tonight.
Dreamer appears to be getting angry with Vickie’s sarcasm but Richards steps in.
Tommy, calm down I can handle this. Vickie, if you aint worried, why are you here?
It’s Vickie’s turn to look mad
You know what I’ve had enough of you guys. Mr. Richards you’re lucky you were an idiot and didn’t see a doctor about those ribs until Wednesday and aren’t medically cleared this week, but you Mr. Dreamer are. And that’s why you better hurry up and get ready because tonight you’re going to have a match. Against my nephew, Chavo Guerrero! Because we can’t just have you standing around doing nothing now can we?
Both men look angry!
Vickie cuts him off
Excuse me Mr. Dreamer but considering you’re match is coming up right after the one about to start and you’re still wearing jeans, I’d hurry up and get ready.
Dreamer’s anger is building as he shakes his head
Now if I can’t get in and speak to Mr. McMahon, I’m leaving tootalou boys!
Vickie leaves as Dreamer and Richards shake their heads
We cut to ringside
Cut to Ringside
That’s not right! Coach, I’m sure you’re going to make an excuse for Vickie Guerrero putting Tommy Dreamer in a match on such short notice right?
How’s it not right Mikey? She saw a wrestler, someone who is employed to wrestle standing around doing nothing and she gave him a match. What’s wrong with that because I truly can not think of anything.
I bet Chavo has know about this match for more than five minutes.
Well maybe if Tommy hadn’t wasted so much time down talking our great general manager she could have just told him about it.
You’re unbelievable do you know that?
It’s all about what you want to believe pal.
The crowd boos as Kenny Dykstra walks out onto the ramp with a cocky grin on his face. He is wearing short black trunks with an orange stripe going down the side.
The future has arrived!
Coach, how do we know that this guy is for real? We haven’t seen him get in the ring in ages.
Mikey, I’m smarter than you so you gotta’ trust me on this one. I know a talent when I see it and Kenny Dykstra is truly one of the most talented men I’ve seen come through Smackdown in a long time.
The crowd cheers a little as the Fighting Irishmen Finlay comes out making his first appearance since losing to JBL at Wrestlemania. Finlay is wearing his trademarked Irish Flag colored singlet and comes out holding his shillelagh.
Coach, I’m excited to see Finlay back on Smackdown, we haven’t seen him sicne Wrestlemania when he lost to JBL in a Belfast Brawl and it’s good have him back.
Who cares about Finlay, because all I know is tonight is gonna be another loss on his record when he meets with a future superstar in Kenny Dykstra..
I wouldn’t be so confident. Finlay is the type of gritty veteran that could give a cocky up and comer like Dykstra trouble.
Cole, I’m going to say this one and then I’m going to watch the magic happen. Kenny Dykstra is a talent, he will not lose.
The Bell Rings and we get to the match
Kenny Dykstra vs. Finlay
Ending: We pick about four minutes into a hard fought battle. Dykstra has been working on the neck and back of Finlay throughout the match. At this point Dykstra has Finlay in a headlock on the mat. Finlay powers his size advantage and powers his way back to his feet and drives some elbows into Kenny’s midsection to break free. Finlay planted to Dykstra with a clothesline and went for a cover but the self-proclaimed “future” kicked out. Finlay grabbed Dykstra and whipped him off the ropes. The Irish brawler went for a clothesline but Dykstra quickly ducked under showing some good speed. He comes off the ropes and drills Finlay with a jumping forearm! Finlay springs back to his feet where he eats a drop kick from the future. Dykstra makes a cover but Finlay kicks out at two. Dykstra shows good in-ring thinking quickly putting the veteran Irishmen in an abdominal stretch.
Dykstra rips at Finlay’s midsection demanding that he tap out. Finlay powers up trying to regain his vertical base. He gets to his feet and goes to power out of the hold but instead Dykstra releases it by his own will and smacks Finlay in the back of the head! Before Finlay can respond the Future grabs onto Finlay from behind and plants him with a sick reverse DDT!! Cover 1…………2…Finlay kicks out! Finlay lays on the ground and Dykstra kicks him and begins to yell at the Irishman. “Stay down for your own good” The crowd is booing like crazy and Kenny appears in total control. He stands his opponent and sets up for a suplex, Finlay blocks it! The Irishman still has some fight in him as he wraps his arms Dykstra then drives him back first into the turnbuckles!
Kenny felt that one in his back as Finlay fires away with a couple hard punches to the jaw. Finlay joins the trash talking and yells “how do ya’ like that” in Dykstra’s face. Kenny doesn’t look happy and he lands a huge right to the street fighter from the streets of Belfast. Dykstra shows that mean streak grabbing Finlay and planting him with a neckbreaker. He follows up with another quick cover but once again, Finlay powers out at 2. Dykstra gets frustrated as the crowd pops for Finlay kicking out. Dykstra rolls out onto the apron as Finlay lays on the mat. He goes up for what looks like a spring board elbow drop but Finlay rolls out of the way! Both men are down the canvas! Dykstra inches to his feet as his Finlay. Dykstra swings for a clothesline but Finlay picks him up!! He powers him up and his looking for the Celtic Cross. Dykstra kicks and squirms but Finlay holds on as tight as he, Dykstra grabs Finlay’s neck and spikes him down with a DDT!! Kenny looks at Finlay’s apparently lifeless body, but instead of pinning him goes to the top rope! SKY HIGH LEG DROP!! Finlay twitches around in the center of the ring grabbing his neck as Dykstra makes the cover without even hooking the legs for the academic 1…….2……3
Winner: Kenny Dykstra via pinfall @ 8:17
“Pure Talent” plays as Dykstra stands up and gets his arm raised the camera pans over the self-proclaimed future of the industry standing in the ring. Kenny looks straight into the camera mouths the words “I told you so” as we go back to the commentators
That sums it up right there Mikey, I told you so. I told you. Kenny Dykstra is a pure talent and Finlay just couldn’t keep up.
One match isn’t enough to make a star Coach, with his cocky attitude I could see Kenny making some real enemies he won’t wanna mess with.
It won’t matter, he’ll beat them too. This man is truly great.
None the less the show goes on as tonight we have a huge main event. The World Heavyweight’s Champion the Undertaker will face Edge and his prodigies the Edgeheads in a three-on-one handicap match.
Earlier tonight, Edge says he has no fear of the Undertaker and that he’s testing him for the good of Smackdown. We know Edge can bring it but my question is will the Undertaker pass the test.
We go backstage where see Chavo Guerrero getting patted on the back my his aunt Vickie as he goes and walks out towards the ring for his match.
But coming up next, the Mexican Warrior Chavo Guerrero, faces Tommy Dreamer!
The crowd boos as Chavo Guerrero walks out in his grey and red pants with his bandana on and a smirk on his face.
There he is The Mexican Warrior! Chavo Guerrero!!
Did you forget to mention that he is the nephew of the general manager of Smackdown and she gave his opponent about twenty minutes notice of on this match.
No I did not because that’s simply not what’s happened.
Tommy Dreamer gets a pop as he comes out looking a little sweaty.
HA! The old bum is tired already
Do you think it’s because he was unfairly just told of this match by the supposedly great general manager of Smackdown?
I’m gonna assume it’s the ice cream Mikey.
I take that as a complement.
The bell rings as the two competitors circle each other in the ring.
Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero
Ending: We’re about 4 minutes into the match with Chavo in control by driving his foot into Dreamer’s neck back into the turnbuckles. The ref made Chavo break the count but as Dreamer got up, Chavo swarmed on him with punches. Coach points out how Chavo is always one step ahead of Dreamer. Cole argues that it’s probably because of the lack of notice Dreamer got, Coach thinks its Chavo’s greatness. Anyway Chavo has Dreamer down on the mat working him with a headlock. In a typical headlock sequence Dreamer eventually regains his vertical base and pounds at Chavo’s ribs and then breaks free. Dreamer lands a couple jabs to Chavo then goes off the ropes and drops the Mexican Warrior with a shoulder block. Dreamer lands an elbow drop then and goes for a spin but Chavo kicked out at two. Dreamer stands up the former ECW Champion and whips him off the ropes Chavo ducks under the clothesline from Dreamer and drops down to the mat to avoid Dreamer as they came back at each other. Dreamer stops himself by Chavo quickly jumps on him from behind and slams him down to the mat with an impressive German suplex.
Chavo works Dreamer on the mat for a while with a few submission holds trying to wear down the ECW original. Chavo has Dreamer in a kind of inverted arm bar. In another typical submission sequences we’ve seen all match Dreamer powers up to his feet and scoops Chavo up for the DREAMER DRIVER!! Chavo squirms off and breaks free and then slides in from behind and gets a school boy on Dreamer but again Dreamer kicks out! Chavo pounds the mat and gives the ref some back talked about how. Dreamer slowly stands up Chavo swings one arm back towards the ramp and snaps his fingers. He turns around and Dreamer is back into action! Tommy tees off and lands a series of punches before whipping Chavo across the rings and off the ropes. Dreamer gives a running shoulder block on the way back! The sequence continues as Dreamer heads to the second rope and waits for Chavo. The Mexican Warrior gets to his feet and Dreamer drops on him with the double axehandles! Chavo is down and Dreamer does his pattened raising his arms and yelling thing and waits for Chavo to stand up, he appears to be setting up his DDT! But he’s soon distracted as the Edgeheads sworm down to ringside! Ryder goes to one side of the ring and Hawkins attacks the other. The ref goes and yells at Hawkins but while he’s distracted Ryder slides into the ring and gets Dreamer with a low blow from behind!! Chavo manages to get to his feet and heads for the top rope. Dreamer is laying on the ground in pain as Chavo hits a FROGSPLASH!! Hawkins and Ryder head up the ramp and the ref turns around and makes the count! 1………..2…………3!! Chavo steals one.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero via pinfall @ 7:51
After the match Chavo’s music plays and he rolls out of the ring as quickly as he can and meets the Edgeheads on the ramp. Ryder and Hawkins raise the Mexican Warriors arms with cocky smirks on their face as Dreamer stands up looking pretty pissed off in the ring.
We see Finlay walking backstage still in his wrestling gear holding his lower back. He turns down another hallway wear he is approach by Elijah Burke, who is sporting sort of a new look with dark grey dress pants and a solid black V-neck t-shirt. Burke walks in front of the Irishmen and then stops. Elijah begins to smile and laugh but the look on Finlay’s face isn’t so pleasant.
Ya think suttin’ is funny?
Burke smirks and chuckles again.
Quite frankly there is something funny here. You. That match you just attempted to wrestle, was hilarious!
Finlay grits his teeth as Burke carries on
You know why it was funny? Because you’re a joke!
Finlay’s anger again is continuing to build up. Burke’s expression takes a serious turn too
But now I’m bout to get serious. I don’t like you. I don’t like anything about you. I think you’re an old bum who should be wandering around the streets of Ireland with a cheap pint of beer.
Finlay is having trouble holding himself back
I don’t know how you got a match tonight and one of the most god-given talented athletes this industry has ever seen didn’t and quite frankly I don’t care, because me and everyone here knows that I’m better than the likes of you. I’m better than the likes of everyone here.
Finlay is about to talk but Burke keeps going on
Did you see what I did last week in that E-C-W showcase match? Not only did I dominate, but I won. Because unlike these old scrubs around here like yourself and Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards. I’m a winner. And if you’re not a winner, you should get out of my damn way or off my damn show.
Finlay finally responds to Burke’s taunting
Your show? You say Smackdown is your show now? Punks like you piss me aff. You wins one match and think you’re all that.
Burke cuts him off
Burke: At least I can win a match.
Finlay gets right up in Burke’s face
I might’ve lost me match tonight, but I can still do this..
Finlay slaps Burke straight across the face! Burke looks enraged and fires back with a few jabs and then a hard kick to the gut! The fatigue from just wrestling a competitive match is setting in on the fighting Irishmen as Burke grabs him and throws him into a trash can! Finlay’s night just keeps getting worse as Burke pounds away at him with stomps before dropping down and landing several punches to the face of Finlay. Security rushes onto the scene and Burke immediately stands up. He turns to one of the security guards who was gonna pull him off and tells him “He’s done beating up defenseless old men” But then Burke turns around and spits right on Finlay’s forehead! Before leaving the scene. Finlay is still laying on the ground grabbing his head as we see Elijah Burke walking away looking quite proud of what he’s done.
We appear in a different backstage area where the Edgeheads are giving bro hugs with Edge looking proud of what they just did to Tommy Dreamer they begin to walk in a direction and a “Next” graphic comes up on the screen.
We return at ringside
Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to Friday Night Smackdown and Coach can I get your thoughts on what we just saw backstage?
I don’t know what thoughts there are to give Mikey, Finlay tried to savagely attack Elijah Burke and Elijah was mearly defending himself.
Finlay might’ve thrown the first punch but that doesn’t excuse that insults Elijah threw at him and that disgusting act of spitting on another man. No Respect.
The boos pour in right away as Edge’s music blasts and the Rated R Superstar comes out to his normal entrance following close behind are his two prodigies, Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins, aka the Edgeheads who we just saw get involved in the last match.
Speaking of no respect..
Speaking of no respect, once again my partner Michael Cole isn’t giving these three men the credit they deserve. Last week Edge pinned the World Heavyweight champion the Undertaker.
After he was assaulted by the Edgeheads and Chavo Guerrero as if they were pawns just so Edge could win.
Mikey, I don’t wear you’re getting your information from but last week I saw the Undertaker get pushed to his limit and prove he was not the best man to be champion on Smackdown and quite frankly I enjoy Vickie Guerrero testing him like this. We need to see if our champ is worthy.
Cole: How do you still get paid?
**Dead Man’s Symphony**
The boos quickly turn to cheers as the Undertaker’s dark music hits and the arena goes dark and flames shoot out as the World Heavyweight Champion walks down the ramp slowly towards the ring. The Deadmen gets into the ring and rolls his eyes back into his head. He stares at his three opponents and the bell rings.
Match 5 | 3-on-1 Handicap Match
Edge & The Edgeheads vs. World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker
Ending: The Undertaker has been putting up a solid fight but the heel team was once again making use of their numbers advantages. Undertaker managed to land an uppercut to Hawkins drilling him back to the corner where Edge quickly tagged himself in and business began to pick up! Edge charges in and ducks under a clothesline for the World’s Heavyweight Champion, Edge shoots off the ropes and charges back at the Undertaker, the Deadman strikes him hard with a big uppercut and then grabs him around the throat for a choke slam! Edge blocks it and then quickly rolls out of the ring. Edge paces around on the outside almost looking, scared. The ref is yelling at Edge to get back in the ring and making his count. The Deadman stares down the Rated R Superstar but while everyone is focused on Edge Ryder and Hawkins slide in and take the champ down at his knees! Edge quickly gets back into the ring and drills the Deadman with a boot to the face as he sits up! Edge covered but Taker quickly kicked out! Before Undertaker could do anything else Edge put him in a headlock drug him into the heel team’s corner and tagged in Ryder. Edge holds the headlock in place for a little just give Ryder a few free punches to the face of the World Champ before returning the corner. Ryder grabs Taker and hits him with a suplex then rolls on top for a cover but again the Undertaker quickly kicks out. As Ryder sits up he gets a little cocky streak in him and slaps the World Heavyweight Champion right across the face. The crowd boos big time as Ryder plays to them which honestly isn’t smart as he turns around to see the Undertaker standing behind to a large pop from the crowd.
Taker lands a few strikes to the much smaller Ryder before kicking him in the gut and turning him to the center of the ring setting him up for the Last Ride! Taker pauses for a second but it’s just enough time for Hawkins to come in and pulls the hair of the world champ! The ref yells at Hawkins to let go and go back to the corner which he does just in time for Edge to run in and hit the Deadman with a big boot! Taker slowly stands up, as Ryder measures him out and hits a jumping leg lariat! Ryder covers again but once again Taker kicks out. Ryder quickly drags the worn down Deadman over to the corner and tags in Hawkins who joins up with Ryder as they team up for a DDT! Hawkins goes to the top rope as Taker lays on the mat. Edge tags himself in! But Hawkins falls through and hits his pattened elbow drop! Edge yells at them to get out as he gets into the ring and goes to the corner setting up his spear! Edge gets that look of craziness on his face. HE GOES FOR THE SPEAR BUT TAKER SLIDES OVER TO THE SIDE!! Edge uses his momentum to slide down under the bottom rope and out of the ring. Edge slicks his hair back as he stares up into the ring at his arch rival the Undertaker. Taker does his trademark cut throat thing as Edge stares away at him again looking..scared. The Edgeheads yell at him to get back in the ring. Edge walks over to his own side of the ring and climbs back never leaving the dark stare of the Undertaker. Taker comes at him with a jab. Edge blocks it and lands a few strikes of his own eventually Taker catches one in his palm and turns into a hammerlock.
The World’s Heavyweight Champion twists on the arm of the Rated R Superstar never breaking eye contact. Cole wonders just how much fear Taker is installing into Edge. Edge mans up and fights through the hammerlock trying for a headlock but instead Taker grabs by the throat! He hoists Edge up and plants him with a CHOKESLAM!! The World Heavyweight Champion stares down the man he took the belt from at Wrestlemania, once making the cut throat sign again but then turns around Ryder and Hawkins run in at the Deadman who catches them simultaneously by the throat! He stares at both them. DOUBLE CHOKESLAM! The power of the Deadman is coming out. He turns his attention back to Edge but the Rated R Superstar isn’t there. The camera pans over ot the corner where Edge is already set up SPEAR!!! Edge connects and covers 1………..2………3!! Edge steals another from the Undertaker.
Winners: Edge & The Edgeheads via pinfall @ 13:01
Edge stands over Undertaker and as the ref goes to raise his arm he doesn’t let him begins to stand over his rival and tee off on him with punches once again picking on the weaker man. He stands up and takes a breather as his prodigies begin to tee away on the Deadman with stomps and kicks. Taker fights back by whipping Ryder’s leg and throwing him to the mat, he trips Hawkins down as well! The Undertaker gets one knee before swarms him planting him with an impaler DDT!! Cole calls this attack sickening.
Edge demands that his lackeys up the man who holds what he believes is his title and they do as they are told up, Edge goes to the corner and the Undertaker’s worn down body is being held up for as Edge drills him with another spear! Edge isn’t done! He yells at his boys again to stand the Undertaker back up as he slowly walks back to the corner and looks like he wants one more spear!!
WHAT THE HELL
IT CANT BE!
MICK FOLEY!!! Foley runs out from the ramp with a chair in his hands. The crowd erupts. Edge and the Edgeheads are distracted long enough for Taker to grab the Edgeheads and hit them with another DOUBLE CHOKESLAM!! Edge seizes that moment to once again spear the Undertaker!! But he wasted too much time as Foley has it the ring and cracks the chair over the back of the Rated R Superstar to massive pop. Foley smiles and drops the chair then reaches into the pocket of his trademark Red flannel vest and PULLS OUT A SOCK!! Mr. Socko is back on Smackdown! Foley smiles and he gets down on one knee over Edge and puts the Mandibal Claw on the Rated R Superstar!! Edge squirms and screams as him and Foley are the only ones in the ring. Edge appears to be out of sorts enough not to move Foley releases and rolls out of the ring grabbing a mic from the announce table. Foley…panting heavily goes to talk
Next week…Smackdown…gets a little taste….of MICK FOLEY!!!
The crowd erupts as the commentators express their shock one last time as we fade to black.
End of Show
Batista def. Mike Knox
John Morrison & The Miz def. Jesse & Festus
Kenny Dykstra def. Finlay
Chavo Guerrero def. Tommy Dreamer
Edge & The Edgeheads def. The Undertaker
Confirmed for Next week
Tag Team Turmoil Match to Determine the Number One Contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles at Judgment Day
John Morrison & The Miz Present: A Live Dirt Sheet
Confirmed Card for Judgment Day
WWE Tag Team Titles Match
John Morrison and The Miz vs. Winner of Tag Team Turmoil Match