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Smackdown 3rd of July
A highlights package of last weeks Smackdown is shown. Focusing on Orton being announced number one contender and also his series of RKO's. Additionally the debut of Beer Money and also the opening round of the WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament. As well as the announcement of the WWE Middleweight Division.
The Smackdown pyro goes off and we are ready for the start of another action-packed Smackdown. We head to the announce team where Michael Cole and Matt Striker sit, there is a third chair which remains vacant. Cole welcomes us to the show and explains the chair is in case the General Manager JBL decides to come out and commentate.
The World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger makes his way out to the ring and he looks to be in quite the bad mood. Swagger angrily snatches a microphone and says that last week he was forced to defeat three men in the ring. When he 'easily' did this, he was then attacked by three more men. Swagger says that he has beaten Orton already once, and won't object to doing it again at The Great Amercian Bash. Swagger says that has way too much integrity to attack someone from behind, and all his life he has been told by his daddy to fight someone to their face he says he will make an example of Orton, and then the world will realise that Swagger is the real deal.
Swagger then turns his attention to Beer Money. SWagger says that he did not appreciate their sneak attack, he says he has never heard of them before and is only too happy to send them back to wherever they came from. Swagger says tonight he will win the semi-final, and at the Great Amercian Bash he will pull double-duty and win the WWE Tag Team Championship. Santino Marella comes out and is not happy about Swagger taking him out of the match last week. Marella says he wants an apology and a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Swagger walks over to Marella to try and intimidate him, Marella says that an apology will do just fine. Swagger says he will as long as Marella stays out of his way as they go on to win tonights match. Marella walks out of the ring and up the ramp.
Robert Roode and James Storm come marching out storming past Marella. Marella looks confused, as Roode is on a mic and says that their match is on right now! Marella looks scared and runs off! Swagger protests as his not even in his wrestling gear. Beer Money have certainly gotten Swagger at a bad time, its official as a referee comes running down.
Jack Swagger/Santino Marella vs Beer Money- WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament Match 3
Swagger begins the match all by himself, however it appears that he prefers it this way. Swagger grounds and pounds both men who seem to have no answer to Swaggers athelicisim. Swagger is very fit and dominates with his strength and staminar. Beer Money attempt to utilise ultra quick tags to ensure their man is fresh however Swagger doesnt look like he will tire. Swagger seems to enjoy the challenge and is relishing dishing out the punishment, by beating on one man and then throwing him into this corner to allow a tag. Swagger looks like he is having a great time and even poses for the crowd. Swagger seems to have had enough and decides to end the match, yet everytime Beer Money seem to be able to just break up the cover. Swagger hits powerful slams and suplexes for numerous near-falls, the champion seems to be in control. Beer Money don't have any opporunities to strategise, as Swagger puts Storm in an Ankle Lock. Storm struggles around as once again Roode is able to interfere. As this match moves past the 15 minute mark, Swagger starts to look tired. Roode clotheslines Swagger and runs out of the ring, he continues this pattern of blindsides. As Storm hits an impressive DDT for a two-count. Storm makes a hot-tag to Roode, he comes storming in with a huge knee and then spinebuster on the World Heavyweight Champion. Marella finally makes his way back out and is dressed to compete. This distracts Roode, and Swagger counters with a German Suplex. Swagger runs jumps of the middle rope with the Swagger Bomb, as he does this Marella tags himself in! Swagger is speechless, as Roode from behind rolls Marella up with a school-boy..1...2.....3!
Winner via pinfall Beer Money
Beer Money celebrate their victory up on the ramp, they look very battered and bruised. Swagger's face is priceless, he just spent over 20 minuntes in a handicap match with him dominating. Then his partner tags himself in and gets beat in 3 seconds. Swagger goes agro and hits a menancing uppercut to Marella, he then applies an Ankle Lock. Marella is in pain and quickly tries to tap out, but Swagger doesnt release the hold. Swagger is sobbing and letting his emotions out with a brutual hold on Marella. Swagger screams that he doesnt lose and Marella cost him a once in a life time opporunity. Swagger stands up and finishes with some brutal kicks to the head... RKOOOOO. Randy Orton from NOWHERE sends the World Heavyweight Champion tumbling to the ground. Orton stands over him and poses.
Beer Money is in the back with JBL and they are celebrating with a Beer! Storm thanks JBL for allowing them to open the show with 'both teams' utterely underprepared. JBL thanks Beer Money for a great performance, and says he wishes them the best of luck. Roode says they can discuss the plans later on. CM Punk and the SES walk in, Punk is appalled that a man of leadership would be intoxicating himself while on duty. Punk says that he is going to making an official complaint over both GM's behavior. Punk says that he and Gallows were last week victims of atrocious refereeing. Punk says that Serena is out injured due to what Christian did to her, and that they should have won through a DQ. Punk says they expect vindication, but JBL says that is expects Punk to stand up for himself and to quite complaining he says 'what's your business is your business', and excuses them from the office.
John Morrison vs Drew McIntyre
McIntyre is coming off a win against Chris Masters last week on Smackdown, while Morrison is coming off a win in Velocity's main event against Luke Gallows. Both men look set to continue their form here tonight, McIntyre starts proceedings with a brutal knee to Morrisons head that catches the Friday Night Delight of guard. Morrison counters a Northern Lights Suplex attempt and hits a standing moonsault for a two count. McIntyre hits a couple of clothesline and a shoulder block that takes Morrison down. Morrison managers to hit McIntyre with a huge boot to the face that stuns The Chosen One, Morrison wastes no time climbing to the top rope and hits the Moonlight Drive,1..2....3.Winner via pinfall John Morrison
McIntyre is stunned at how quickly he lost control of the match, he complains to the referee as Morrison quickly leaves the ring and celebrates on the entrance ramp.
A video plays showing JBL on the phone to a ‘mega=star’ who has signed with Smackdown. The video ends with the words ‘ a former European Champion'
JBL is in the ring and says its time to reveal the World Middleweight Championship Tournament, he says the final will be at the Great American Bash. He says the spots are totally randomnised, to ensure absolute integrity. The titantron reveals the brackets-one at a time:
JBL says this division is going to revolutionise Smackdown, and he says a new World Champion will be crowned... and the tournament starts now!
Yoshi Tatsu vs Bryan Danielson- WWE Middleweight Championship Tournament- Round One
Danielson is making his in-ring debut since being rehired by JBL. Tatsu is also making his Smackdown debut, both competitors show a mutual respect by giving each other a handshake to commence the match. There is a battle of strength between the two with Tatsu coming out on top, pushing Danielson away. Tatsu follows up with a huge drop kick for a one count. Tatsu attempts a diving shoulder block, but Danielson ducks underneath it and rolls Tatsu up for a one count. Danielson delivers some brutal kicks to the chest of Tatsu, followed with a vertical suplex. Tatsu managers to roll away from the pinning predicament, and his an enzighuri for a two count. Tatsu follows it up with a running leg drop also for a two count. Danielson rolls back to his feet and takes Tatsu down with a running shoulder block, on the ground Danielson applies an arm bar which Tatsu struggles in... he looks to tap... Danielson lets go off the hold and then applies a rear naked choke. The referee steps in on the 4 count, as all the momentum is with Danielson. Danielson goes back to keeping Tatsu on the ground with some big kicks to the back, he attempts to follow that up with a running knee strike but Tatsu evades by ducking the kick. Tatsu jumps to his feet and KICKS DANIELSON IN THE HEAD...1.....2....kick out! Danielson somehow kicks out of Tatsus finishing move. Tatsu looks like he is set to deliver the kick again, but Danielson catches the LEG! Danielon swiftly applies a Chickenwing! Tatsu tries to fight the move off, but he can't so he taps out!
Winner via Submission Bryan Danielson
Post-match Tatsu congratulates Danielson as they both pose together.
We return to Smackdown where we urgently go to the back where it becomes apparent that Christian has been knocked out senseless. The EMT's are working on Christian, as the Big Show comes running into the scene and is fuming. He yells that Punk is going to pay for this.
Chavo Guerrero vs Primo Colon- WWE Middleweight Championship- Round One
Guerrero gets on the microphone before the match, and guarantees victory in this tournament. He says none of the other seven middleweights can come even close to him. Starting with Primo, Chavo claims that he doesn't even know who Primo is. Primo comes out and says that they tagged with each other on last weeks Velocity... that they lost because of Chavo. This seems to infulriate Guerrero he starts the match with a flurry of punches and kicks as Primo is unable to get his t-shirt off. Guerrero managers to hit two Amigos, as Primo counters the third into a suplex of his own. Primo then hits a running leg drop for a one count. Primo locks in a Boston Crab as Guerrero struggles to break free... he finally manages to reach the bottom rope. The referee is forced to break the hold up, and in doing so Guerrero hits a low blow on Primo. The refereer is too distracted to see it, as Chavo sets Primo up for the Gory Bomb! It connects as Primo looks to be out of it, as Guerrero climbs to the top rope and hits a 5-star frog splash..1...2....3
Winner via pinfall Chavo Guerrero
In the back its the Big Show barging into the SES lockeroom, Show says that he know they are behind it after what JBL told them earlier tonight. Punk pleads innocence and says that he should get proof before making accusations, Punk says that the SES has nothing to gain from taking Christian out... but the same can't be said for Show's mystery opponents tonight. Show looks frustrated, and he leaves... Punk looks very angry as he gathers Gallows and the masked man together for a pep-talk.
Cody Rhodes is interviewed by Josh Matthews, Rhodes says that its time for a change around here and that the 'Dashing' Cody Rhodes has challenged Randy Orton to a match on next weeks Smackdown! Rhodes says that Orton is going to regret ever blind-siding him last week.
Ted Di Biase vs Local Jobber (Intercontinental Championship Match)
Di Biase says that last week he proved that he was a fighting champion by defending his title on Smackdown and Velocity against two of the toughest competitors in the business. He says this week he has invited all the way from Bangladesh- the Bangladesh Brawler; who is so feared that he doesn't possess a name. Di Biase says if he somehow manage to win tonight that it will solidify his position has a true legend in this industry. His opponent comes in, and Di Biase quickly hits the Dream Street..1...2....3
Winner via pinfall Ted Di Biase (retains title)-commercial break-
Big Show makes his way into the ring for the semi-final of the WWE Tag Team Championship Tournament, it looks like he will be at it alone with reports that Christian has been taken to a nearby medical facility. Big Show says that he is going to win tonight against the mystery opponents and go on to win the titles at the Great American Bash. CM Punks music plays as the Straight Edge saviour comes out on a mic saying that he didn't appreciate Shows accusations earlier tonight. Punk says that he and the SES had nothing to do with Christians attack.. but they will have something to do with Shows attack. Gallows and the Masked Man attack Show from behind! Punk joins in by brining a chair into the ring, and clobbers Show over the head followed by a big boot by Gallows. The masked man than hits a moonsault as Show looks completely out of it. Punk kicks Show a couple more times as the SES celebrate over the fallen Big Show.
Big Show/Christian vs Mystery Team- WWE Tag Team Championship Match Four
With Christian not here, and Show layed out in the middle of the ring... who are their opponents..... William Regal and Wade Barrett. The two Englishmen make their way into the ring and look quite pleased with what has just transpired. Barrett quickly jumps on Show ...1...2....3.
Winner via pinfall William Regal and Wade Barrett.
Smackdown goes off the air with Regal and Barrett celebrating over a fallen Big Show. Cole tells us that at the Great American Bash this team of cocky Englishmen will battle it out against Beer Money for the WWE Tag Team Championships. But next week will Big Show and Christian get revenge against the SES, there are two more Middleweight Tournament matches, and Randy Oron makes his Smackdown debut against Cody Rhodes!
Superstars 2nd July
R-Truth def Curt Hawkins
Dolph Ziggler/Zack Ryder def Matt Hardy/MVP
Mark Henry def Vance Archer
Velocity 4th July
Kaval def Darren Young
Chris Masters def Finlay
Luke Gallows def JTG