01-25-2012, 05:18 PM
Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: It Begins: WWE 2012
“Satellite” starts to play around the arena as WWE Shakedown comes to air with a pyro going off around the stage to get the show rolling.
Josh Matthews: Welcome to WWE Shakedown, my name is Josh Matthews and alongside me is Matt Striker and what another great instalment of WWE Shakedown you will witness here tonight.
Matt Striker: That’s right Josh, tonight once again we get to see some of the biggest up and coming Superstars in the WWE talent pool get their chance to step up and compete for us here tonight.
Josh Matthews: We will see in action tonight the team of Antonio Cesaro and Dean Ambrose facing off against Derrick Bateman and Trent Baretta.
Matt Striker: These two young teams will be looking for a win in order to get closer to the Tag Team Titles and a win here tonight will see them do that. But we will also see the lovely divas in action with Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox going one on one in a big match in the Diva’s rankings for both competitors.
Josh Matthews: Our big main event tonight as always will be voted by the fans. The three featured matchups for this week will be either Seth Rollins facing Jinder Mahal or we could see former NXT Rookies David Otunga and Johnny Curtis face off with one another or the final option of Xavier Woods and Hunico competing in action.
Matt Striker: All that to come later on tonight. But let’s kick things off with Santino Marella in action against Michael McGillicutty.
“Say It To My Face” begins to play around the arena as Alex Riley accompanies Michael McGillicutty down to the ring.
“La Vittoria è Mia” comes on following this as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring.
Match Number One: Santino Marella vs. Michael McGillicutty
They both taunt each other before the match. Santino strikes first and takes it to the corners. Santino ducks a clothesline and atomic drops McGillicutty, then clotheslines him to the floor. Santino shakes the ropes and mocks the Ultimate Warrior. McGillicutty comes back in but Santino catches him with right hands. McGillicutty kicks Santino and takes control now. Santino comes back with arm drags and a dropkick attempt but misses it. McGillicutty hits a dropkick of his own for a two count. McGillicutty beats Santino down in the corner now for another two count. Santino rolls him up out of nowhere for two but gets dropped with a clothesline. Another two count and then a headlock by McGillicutty. McGillicutty misses a splash in the corner and Santino drops him with right hands. Santino with a big hip toss and a head butt. More Warrior gestures from Santino. McGillicutty is pulled to safety by Riley. Santino pulls McGillicutty back in but gets dropped with a right hand. McGillicutty goes for a running knee but Santino moves. Santino hits the Cobra and goes for the pin. Alex Riley quickly puts McGillicutty’s foot on the bottom rope before the referee gets the three and he notices it. Santino looks stunned. Riley pulls McGillicutty out of the ring before Santino can land a running elbow. Riley starts pumping McGillicutty up and tells him to get back in the ring and Riley gets on the apron. The referee starts to tell Riley to get off the apron but the distraction allows McGillicutty to hit a low blow kick which he follows up with the McGillicutter for the pin and the win.
Winner: Michael McGillicutty.
Josh Matthews: And Michael McGillicutty steals one right there.
Matt Striker: Santino had it all wrapped up if it wasn’t for the intervention by Alex Riley here at ringside.
Josh Matthews: McGillicutty took advantage of the distraction and gets the win.
Matt Striker: He did what it takes to win the match and with that being anything I can’t say I blame him.
Josh Matthews: Well certainly Santino doesn’t look happy after that result and nor should he.
Matt Striker: Of course he shouldn’t be happy he just lost and in the WWE you can’t afford to lose or someone will move ahead of you.
Josh Matthews: Let’s go to commercial where following the break Scott Stanford has two special guests.
As we return from the break we are backstage to see Scott Stanford standing alongside Cesaro and Ambrose.
Scott Stanford: I’m here with the hottest new tag team in the WWE, Antonio Cesaro and Dean Ambrose.
Antonio Cesaro: I’m going to stop you right there before you start to get things wrong. WWE Universe, you are looking at what will be the greatest tag team the world has ever seen. We will beat everybody.
Dean Ambrose: Everybody.
Antonio Cesaro: Everybody that comes in our way we will beat them.
Dean Ambrose: This reign of terror will start tonight. But it’s not just about us getting wins, o no. You see we take bum tag teams, we crumple them up and through them to the side. This year will be a glorious year for the two of us, we can go to Russia and defeat Russians.
Antonio Cesaro: We could go to China and defeat Chinese.
Dean Ambrose: We could go to South America and defeated Brazilians.
Antonio Cesaro: We could go to Egypt and beat Egyptians.
Dean Ambrose: We could even go to Australia and defeat Australians.
Antonio Cesaro: No worries with that.
Dean Ambrose: And seeing as though we are here in America we will defeat Americans.
Antonio Cesaro: Hell we could go to outer space to defeat Martians if we wanted.
Dean Ambrose: It doesn’t matter where we go and who face no matter where in the world we will win.
Antonio Cesaro: And let us make this loud and clear, we are the best there is the world has to offer so in a matter of time we will be the WWE Tag Team Champions and no doubt tonight we will prove that with a win over Bateman and Baretta.
Dean Ambrose: These two nobodies won’t know what hits them once we’re done with them, so I hope you’re prepared for what will the best thing you will see until next week when we win again.
Ambrose and Cesaro walk off leaving Scott Stanford standing there with a confused look on his face.
As we come back to the ring “Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Party” is playing through the arena as Alicia Fox makes her way to the ring.
“Let’s Go” starts to play following this and Kaitlyn comes down the ramp to get the match started.
Match Number Two: Alicia Fox versus Kaitlyn
Alicia with a kick and forearm to Kaitlyn but Kaitlyn with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Kaitlyn with a shoulder take down to Alicia. Kaitlyn works on the arm and keeps Alicia on the mat. Kaitlyn with an arm bar and then she lifts Alicia by the arm. Alicia drives Kaitlyn to the mat and then she kicks Kaitlyn. Alicia wraps the arm in the ropes and Alicia kicks the arm. Alicia with a back leg sweep and follows that with an elbow drop to the arm. Alicia with a top wrist lock followed by a dragon screw leg whip and a flap jack for a near fall. Alicia with a knee but Kaitlyn with a back elbow. Kaitlyn tries for a slam but Alicia escapes and Alicia sends Kaitlyn to the turnbuckles. Alicia with a kick and a scissors kick for a two count. Kaitlyn comes back with a swinging neck breaker which takes Fox down in the middle of the ring. Kaitlyn comes across the ring and hits a spear. Kaitlyn takes advantage of this and locks in the Lotus Lock which forces Alicia Fox to tap out.
Upon return we see Seth Rollins backstage with mic in hand alone.
Seth Rollins: I came here to the WWE to prove a point that guys like me who toil away in place like Japan and the rest of the World has what it takes to become a WWE Champion someday. We have seen the likes of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan do that and Seth Rollins will be the next big superstar to come through that same path. Ever since being placed on Smackdown it has given me a chance to look at who I am going up against. I have been and see Stephanie McMahon to see what she can do for me in order to step up and achieve this goal of mine. She told me that if I get the chance to beat Jinder Mahal tonight and can win a special match next week and qualify for the Rumble she will consider putting me into some big matches on Smackdown. So for me tonight and next week are the two biggest matches of my life. So I beg of you to vote for me in tonight and next week’s main events and getting the opportunity that I deserve.
Rollins walks off with an intense look on his face as he gets called into the green room before he finds out whether he is competing in the main event.
Josh Matthews: Yes next week on Shakedown the match that Seth Rollins is talking about will be a very special match. It will be a ten man over the top rope battle royal to determine who gets the final spot in the Royal Rumble that will be available.
Matt Striker: That’s right Josh I have just received the list of Superstars that will be eligible to be voted for to compete in the match. You will be able to choose 5 RAW and 5 Smackdown Superstars from the 20 available. So representing RAW can be any of these ten; Alex Riley, Curt Hawkins, David Otunga, Johnny Curtis, Mason Ryan, Michael McGillicutty, Percy Watson, Santino Marella, Titus O’Neil and Tyler Reks.
Josh Matthews: And representing Smackdown for this match will be Darren Young, Heath Slater, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Jinder Mahal, JTG, Seth Rollins, Tyson Kidd, Xavier Woods and Yoshi Tatsu. So make sure you get voting to see your favourite superstar have the chance to compete in the Royal Rumble Match with the winner getting a guaranteed World Title Shot at Wrestlemania.
“Gasoline Upcharge” begins to play as Trent Baretta and Derrick Bateman make their way to the ring.
“Terminal Woman” starts to play as Antonio Cesaro and Dean Ambrose fail to make an appearance on the stage. The music starts once more and there is still no sight of the team.
Match Number Three: Dean Ambrose and Antonio Cesaro vs. Trent Baretta and Derrick Bateman
Suddenly Cesaro and Ambrose appear in the ring behind Baretta and Bateman who are facing the stage. They get taken down and sees Cesaro toss Baretta out of the ring. Bateman recovers back to his feet as the bell ring. Bateman shoves Ambrose and then the two brawl around the mat before breaking it up. They locked up again and Bateman grabbed a side headlock. Ambrose sent him to the ropes but Bateman came back with a shoulder block. They locked up again and Bateman again grabbed a side headlock. Ambrose sent him off and Bateman again nailed a shoulder. Bateman nailed some right hands on Ambrose and then hit some head butts. Bateman with a hip toss but Ambrose landed on his feet and hit a right hand. Ambrose sent to the apron and then hit a springboard head scissors takedown. Cesaro tagged in and hit a cross body from the top for two. Cesaro with a pair of arm drags and then grabbed a wrist lock. Bateman fought out and tagged in Baretta. Baretta stomped at the mid-section of Cesaro and then slammed him head first into the corner. Baretta followed up with a chop and then a tilt a whirl but Cesaro countered for two. Cesaro nailed an arm drag and then tagged in Ambrose. Ambrose with the elbow drop from the top for a two count. Cesaro back in with an elbow to the shoulder. Another quick tag to Ambrose who hit a double axe handle to the shoulder of Baretta. Ambrose with a wrist lock but Baretta tossed him into the middle buckle. Baretta stomped at Ambrose but Ambrose made a blind tag and they hit a double arm drag on Baretta and a double dropkick on Bateman to clear the ring. Cesaro and Ambrose with suicide dives to both men on the outside. Ambrose with a slam on Baretta in the ring and Cesaro went up top but Bateman grabbed his ankle and then Baretta slammed him down into the ring and covered for two. Baretta kicked at the back of Cesaro and then tagged in Bateman. The team of Bateman and Baretta with a double shoulder block on Cesaro and Bateman covered for two. Bateman pulled Cesaro hard down to the mat and locked in a rear chin lock. Cesaro came back and tagged in Ambrose. Ambrose with a jumping clothesline and then some right hands. Ambrose with a belly to belly on Baretta and then a takedown on Bateman. Ambrose sent Baretta to the ropes but Baretta sent Ambrose to the apron. Bateman pulled Ambrose down and Ambrose went to skin the cat but Baretta dropkicked him in the back while he was upside down and Ambrose crashed to the floor. Cesaro helped Ambrose up on the outside and got him back into the ring to avoid the count out. Baretta stomped at Ambrose and then hit an elbow to the back of the head and covered for two. Baretta with a rear naked choke but Ambrose fought out but ran into a leg lariat from Baretta for two. Bateman tagged in and stomped at Ambrose. Bateman choked Ambrose with his boot in the ropes. Bateman chopped at Ambrose in the corner and then hit some knees to the head. Bateman let Ambrose get near the tag and then pulled him back and nailed Cross arm shots to the head. Baretta tagged in and worked over Ambrose some more before Bateman was tagged again. Ambrose tried to fight off both men but Bateman tackled him down. Ambrose sent Bateman into Baretta, knocking him off the apron. Ambrose goes for the tag but Baretta pulled Cesaro off the apron. Ambrose with a back drop on Baretta and then made the tag. Cesaro with a dropkick to Bateman from the top. Cesaro took both men down and then sent Bateman to the corner and hit a splash. Cesaro with a super kick on Baretta and one for Bateman as well. Cesaro covered but Bateman got his foot on the rope. Cesaro with a hurricanrana on Bateman for another two when Baretta broke the fall. Baretta with knees to the head of Cesaro and went for the Dude Buster DDT but Ambrose hit the ring with a spin kick. Bateman took Ambrose down but then Cesaro sent Bateman to the outside. Cesaro hit a cross body from the top to the floor on Baretta. Bateman and Ambrose are in the ring and Bateman went for a suplex but Ambrose blocked and Cesaro came off the top with a sunset flip and Ambrose hit the Midnight Special to take him down and Cesaro gets the win!
Winners: Antonio Cesaro and Dean Ambrose.
Upon returning to the show we are in the green room with all six Superstars eagerly anticipating the result of the vote to see who will compete in the main event.
Scott Stanford: Ok gentlemen you know how it works by now. In third place this week receiving only 16 percent of the vote was David Otunga and Johnny Curtis. In second place getting up to 39 percent of the vote was Hunico and Xavier Woods. Meaning with 45 percent of the vote our main event for tonight will be Seth Rollins and Jinder Mahal facing each other.
Mahal and Rollins stand up and face each other nose to nose before things start to get a little heated backstage when Mahal starts speaking in Swami. Rollins pushes Mahal off of him and the other Superstars react quickly enough and separate them before it gets out of control.
Mahal leaves the room as “Main Yash Hun” comes over the loudspeaker as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring.
“Battle On” follows this as Seth Rollins runs down the ramp before the introductions can be completed and starts the match immediately.
Main Event: Jinder Mahal vs. Seth Rollins
They lock up and Mahal yells at Rollins. They lock up again and Mahal backs Rollins into the corner and Mahal with a break. Mahal makes a gesture to Rollins. Rollins goes for the leg and he takes Mahal down. Mahal with a kick and forearm and he sends Rollins into the turnbuckles. Rollins chops and kicks Mahal. Mahal goes for a leap frog but Rollins with a leaping kick to the chest. Rollins clotheslines Mahal over the top rope to the floor. Rollins hits a suicide dive onto Mahal and then he brings Mahal back into the ring. Rollins sets for the springboard clothesline but Mahal rolls to the floor. Rollins follows Mahal to the floor and Mahal gets back in first and he hits a running knee lift to Rollins and then Mahal tries for the full nelson slam but Rollins gets to the ropes. Mahal with a leg sweep take down followed by a series of knee drops to the chest. Mahal with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Mahal with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Mahal tries to send Rollins over the top rope to the floor but Rollins holds on and skins the cat while Mahal stands there and watches. Mahal tries for another full nelson slam but Rollins avoids it and hits a jawbreaker but Mahal responds with a boot to the head. Mahal kicks Rollins again and then he chokes him in the ropes. Mahal sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Mahal with a reverse chin lock on Rollins. Rollins punches Mahal but Mahal tries for the full nelson slam again but Rollins with a snap mare. Rollins with a series of clotheslines and then he tries for a suplex but Mahal blocks it. Rollins with a rollup and then he tries for Avada Kedavra but Mahal blocks the kick. Rollins drops down on the rollup by Mahal and gets a near fall. Rollins with a flat line into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner but Mahal avoids it and he tries for the full nelson slam again. Rollins with a series of kicks and then he hits a curb stomp. Rollins with Avada Kedavra for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Josh Matthews: What an impressive performance by Seth Rollins once again here on Shakedown. He looks to have taken that little rev up by Stephanie seriously and looks to be on a roll.
Matt Striker: The kid has the motivation now to make it to the big time so he will be doing everything that he can in order to do so.
Josh Matthews: Well I guess we’ll have to wait and see until next week where we will find out who will get the final Royal Rumble spot available.
Matt Striker: So make sure you get voting and we will all see you here next week here on Shakedown. My name is Matt Striker this is Josh Matthews, good night everyone.
Michael McGillicutty defeated Santino Marella
Kaitlyn defeated Alicia Fox
Dean Ambrose and Antonio Cesaro defeated Trent Baretta and Derrick Bateman
Seth Rollins defeated Jinder Mahal
01-28-2012, 08:19 PM
Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: It Begins: WWE 2012
“Know Your Enemy” plays as the promo and pyro for Smackdown begins throughout the arena. We kick the show off going to ringside with Michael Cole and Josh Matthews.
Michael Cole: Welcome to Friday Night Smackdown, my name is Michael Cole and alongside me is Josh Matthews and what a huge Smackdown we have install for you fans tonight.
Josh Matthews: Stephanie McMahon, has finally stamped her foot down about the World Heavyweight Title Number One Contender and she has set up a great series of five matchups which we will see throughout the night.
Michael Cole: The man who wins in the fastest time will become the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title and get the chance to win the gold over Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble in just 9 days’ time.
Josh Matthews: And to spice things up the two competitors who win in the slowest time or in fact lose their match will face off next week with the loser being the number one entrant into the Royal Rumble.
Michael Cole: So every second is important but the win must come first because you will never know what will happen later in the night.
Josh Matthews: Well let’s kick the action off tonight with our first Beat the Clock Challenge Match with the World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry getting the chance to set the standard facing off with Ezekiel Jackson.
“Somebodies’ Gonna Get It” begins to play throughout the arena and Mark Henry makes his way to the ring.
“Domination” follows this and Ezekiel Jackson makes it to the ring to the cheers of the fans.
Match Number One – Beat The Clock Challenge Match: Ezekiel Jackson versus Mark Henry
The bell rings and they go right at it. Jackson with a headlock. They break and Henry overpowers Jackson, sending him back. Jackson comes back with forearm shots but Henry knocks him back to the mat. Henry takes Jackson to the corner but he fights out. Jackson starts to stagger Henry now and fights back with more right hands. Jackson beats Henry down with continuous forearm shots to the back. Jackson continues the assault but Henry sends him over the ropes and to the floor. Henry works Jackson over on the floor and tosses him back in the ring. Henry charges and knocks Jackson back down. Henry with a big splash off the ropes and a two count. Henry positions Jackson on the ropes and charges, splashing him on the second rope. Henry comes back in for a two count. Jackson fights back from his knees but Henry drops him over his own knee. Henry poses as the fans boo. Henry puts Jackson up on his shoulders in a rack move. Jackson fights out but Henry whips him hard into the corner and Jackson goes down. Henry misses a big splash from the second rope as Jackson moves. Jackson fights Henry off with axe handles. Jackson takes Henry off his feet finally with a big flying double axe handle. Jackson drops knees now. Jackson puts Henry on the ropes and clubs him repeatedly in the chest with forearms. The crowd pops for Jackson. Jackson staggers Henry again. They collide in mid-air and both go down. Henry runs into a big boot in the corner. Jackson misses a Big Boot and Henry lays him out. Jackson counters a slam and Big Boots Henry right out of the ring. Jackson comes out to the floor and picks Henry up to his feet. Henry fights him off. Henry grabs Jackson and rams him into the ring post and then the fan barrier. Jackson gets brought back into the ring by Henry. Jackson with punches and forearms and then Jackson tries to get Henry up for the torture rack but Henry fights Jackson off. Henry with a forearm and then he goes to the floor. Jackson follows after Henry and Mark with a big boot to Jackson and then he runs Jackson’s back into the ring post. Henry returns Jackson into the ring and Henry with a clothesline followed by a splash. Henry with a second splash and Jackson is having trouble breathing. Henry gets Jackson up and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.
Winner: Mark Henry at 12:26.
Michael Cole: Mark Henry sets the pace here early in the night with a time of 12:26. He will be the man to face Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble if no one can beat his time later in the night.
Josh Matthews: I think one of the four men will be able to do that. To me it seems like a rather slow time.
Michael Cole: You never know Josh, Henry has the time in the bank and its up to the others to beat him.
Josh Matthews: Let’s go backstage quickly where Daniel Bryan is standing by with Matt Striker.
We go backstage to see Daniel Bryan and Matt Striker standing together.
Matt Striker: Now Daniel, you will finally learn who you will face at the Royal Rumble tonight following this series of beat the clock matches. Mark Henry has set the bar do you think he will be quick enough to face you.
Daniel Bryan: Matt that time by Henry will probably not be the quickest of the night but I would much rather be in his position than any of the other four guys chasing the time that’s for sure.
Matt Striker: Why do you say that?
Daniel Bryan: In the WWE you never know what will happen in a match someone might blow their knee out, might get caught with a lucky punch and be KO’d or be beaten by someone who wasn’t expected too.
Matt Striker: I get your point. So who do you think will win this challenge then?
Daniel Bryan: Well I think Batista or Sheamus could lose. Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett will not be easy to beat especially in that sort of time. Drew McIntyre will give Christian a run for his money considering he has been on such a long absence from the ring. For me the Big Show has the size advantage over Heath Slater but with Tyson Kidd at ringside it might be harder than people expect.
Matt Striker: I see where you’re going with this you don’t want to cause tensions but come on champ give me your thought on who you will face at the Rumble?
Daniel Bryan: You wanna know who I think I’ll face. Well I couldn’t care less because it doesn’t matter who it ends up being because in the end everyone taps out.
Daniel Bryan walks off as we return to the arena with “Crank It Up” playing throughout the arena. The Big Show comes out to the arena pointing at the clock on the stage.
“One Man Band” follows this and the team of Faultless come down the ring together with Kidd slapping Slater on the back encouraging him.
Match Number Two – Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Big Show versus Heath Slater with Tyson Kidd
Show tries to back Slater into the corner but Slater escapes from Show. Slater with a punch but Show does not feel anything. Show sends Slater into the corner and then Slater goes for the leg but that does not work either and Show with a forearm and a head butt. Show rips off Slater’s shirt and then he chops Slater. Slater with kicks but Show with a shoulder tackle and Slater is down again. Show walks on Slater’s abdomen. Show with a chop to Slater’s chest and Slater crawls for the ropes. Show with a head butt and Slater goes to the floor. Show pulls Slater to the apron but Slater drops Show on the top rope. Slater with punches and kicks but Show with a head butt to stop Slater’s momentum. Show with a leg drop for a near fall. Slater punches Show in the midsection and then he runs into a back heel kick from Show. Show picks Slater up by the head and then he drops Heath one more time. Show with another head butt and then he charges at Slater but Heath moves out of the way and Show crotches himself on the top rope. Slater with a series of forearms but Show stays up. Show sends Slater to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Show has Slater in a nerve hold. We see footage from the commercial break when Slater was pulled to the floor by Show while Slater held on to the apron. Back to live action and Show gets a near fall. Show returns to the nerve hold. Slater gets to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker. Slater tries for an E – Minor but Show tosses Slater aside. Show goes to the turnbuckles for the Vader elbow drop but Slater moves. Slater hits a DDT, Tyson cheers his partner on from the apron. Slater looks to make his E – Minor connect this time but Big Show has a hold of Slater’s throat. Kidd jumps up onto the apron to make the distraction. Show takes the bait and hits the WMD on Kidd knocking him out and off the apron. Show returns his attention to Slater but he is met with the E-Minor. Show manages to kick out at two somehow. Slater can’t believe it and yells at the ref. Slater turns around and is knocked out by the WMD. Show gets the cover for the win.
Winner: Big Show 9:10
Michael Cole: The Big Show has gone to the top with a time of 9 minutes and 10 seconds.
Josh Matthews: The Big Show knows that is a competitive time and will be interesting to see if anyone can beat that.
Michael Cole: For once I agree with Daniel Bryan, the three remaining contenders have tough opponents that will be hard to beat in under that time for me the Big Show will be heading to the Royal Rumble to win the World Heavyweight Title.
Josh Matthews: Don’t get too far ahead of yourself here Cole, there is still another three matches to go.
Michael Cole: Alright Josh but that’s what I think will happen.
Josh Matthews: Let’s change tune for a minute and focus on the simmering relationship between Teddy Long and Stephanie McMahon, the former and current GM of Smackdown.
Michael Cole: Yes since Teddy was replaced as GM by Stephanie he has tried to get back into the faces of the fans. He has aligned himself with JTG and Darren Young and this has meant that Stephanie has decided to set these two men a real challenge tonight by getting them to compete against two returning WWE Superstars.
Josh Matthews: Well it looks like Teddy Long, JTG and Darren Young are making their way to the ring.
He says this as “MacMillitant” plays throughout the arena as all three men make their way to the ring waiting to see who they’re opponents will be.
After a bit of a pause, “World’s Greatest” begins to play which is met by a huge cheer throughout the crowd as Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas appear on stage.
Match Number Three: Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas vs. Darren Young and JTG
It looks like we are starting with JTG and Shelton. Lock up to start. Shelton turns it into a wrist lock. JTG with a back elbow to break it. JTG goes for a hit but we get a Northern Lights Suplex pin from Shelton. Shelton sends JTG to the ropes, it's reversed, again, then JTG hits a high knee to Shelton. Young sends Shelton to the ropes and hits a back elbow then tags in Darren Young which JTG follows up by sending Shelton to the corner, face first. He stomps Shelton in the corner then tags in JTG. JTG with some rights and lefts to the gut, tags in Young again and Darren puts his foot on the top turnbuckle only for JTG to ram Shelton into it. Young is in with a clothesline and a pin for two. Young sends Shelton to the corner with JTG's foot in the corner. JTG with a hard right but Shelton is fighting out of it. It's short lived as JTG sends him to the ropes, leap frog and bam, we get a tag! Charlie Haas is in with a hard kick to the gut, and another, he attacks Young then goes for the attack to JTG but JTG sends him to the apron. JTG distracts the ref as we get Young hitting a Back suplex onto Charlie Haas.
We are back after a break with JTG pinning Haas for two. JTG with a chin lock then drops an elbow and pins for two, then locks in a chin lock. He sends Haas to the corner, Haas hits a back elbow but flies right into a front suplex and a pin for two. JTG tags in Young. Young hits a body slam then drops a leg onto Haas and pins for two. Young with another pin for two. Young with a third pin for one. Young starts hitting some hard rights onto the chest of Haas then locks in a body scissors and starts hitting the back of Haas. Young adds a choke with the scissors as the ref counts. Charlie breaks the hold, hits some rights but it's short lived as Young sends him to the corner, then the opposite corner. Young with a pin for one...two... Young places a knee to the lower back of Charlie and locks in a chin lock. We get the tag spot to JTG and Charlie is about to tag Shelton, but JTG knocks him off the apron. JTG with a pin for two. JTG with another submission but Charlie backs JTG in to the corner. Charlie with a Samoan drop! Shelton’s calling for the tag....he gets it! Here comes Shelton with some rights, a kick and a hard slap to Young then a spinning elbow!! He flies with a butt splash to Young in the corner and pins but JTG breaks it up! Both Charlie and Shelton in and they hit a double super kick to JTG. Shelton tries for the Super kick, then Young reverses it, but no, it's reversed into a super kick that lands! Shelton tags in Charlie and Haas hits a Haas of Pain and a pin for the one...two...three!!!!
Winners: World’s Greatest Tag Team
Michael Cole: What an incredible debut by the World’s Greatest Tag Team here tonight.
Josh Matthews: What an incredible pick up here for Smackdown these two are really going to make a stamp here on Smackdown I just know it.
Michael Cole: Some great business done by Stephanie McMahon and for Teddy Long I think he might need to re-evaluate things and try and get JTG and Darren Young going in the right direction as soon as possible.
Josh Matthews: That’s not the kind of way you want to start your association with a new manager at all.
Michael Cole: Teddy Long will get these guys going don’t worry about that.
Josh Matthews: Well it’s time for our next Beat the Clock Match and this time it’s Christian facing off with Drew McIntyre.
“Just Close Your Eyes” begins to play and Christian comes out to the arena.
“Broken Dreams” follows this and Drew McIntyre comes out and makes it into the ring.
Match Number Four - Beat The Clock Challenge Match: Christian versus Drew McIntyre
Christian with a waist lock but Drew backs Christian into the corner. The referee pulls Drew out of the corner and he misses a punch but Christian connects with punches. Drew with a kick and Christian tries for a sunset flip but Drew stays on his feet and he kicks Christian. Drew with an arm bar and knee to the midsection. Drew charges at Christian but Christian sends Drew over the top rope to the floor. Christian tries for a baseball slide but Drew moves out of the way but Christian hits a drop kick that sends Drew into the apron. Drew rolls under the apron and then he pulls Christian into the apron and Christian appears to have aggravated a shoulder injury. Drew gets a near fall and then he starts to work on the arm. He stomps on the arm and then he puts Christian in a key lock. Drew with a shoulder tackle and Christian rolls to the apron and the referee keeps Drew away from Christian. Drew with a clothesline to Christian on the apron and Christian goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian gets back into the ring before the referee gets to ten. Drew with a near fall. We see footage from the commercial when Drew hit a shoulder breaker on the ring steps. Back to the action in the ring, Drew works on the arm and then he drops Christian to the mat. Drew with an arm bar with a chin lock to add extra pressure to the arm. Drew with a kick and a hammer lock slam. Drew with a forearm as Christian is draped over the apron. Drew slams the arm into apron and then he gets a near fall. Drew puts Christian in a hammer lock and sends him into the turnbuckle. Drew returns to the key lock but Christian with punches to get out of the hold. Christian with a head butt and punch to Drew and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a drop kick and both men are down. Christian punches Drew and hits a running forearm. Christian with a drop toe hold into the ropes but Drew with a knee. Christian is sent to the apron and he drops Drew across the top rope. Christian goes up top for a cross body but the momentum sends Drew on top for a near fall. Drew tries for the Future Shock DDT but Christian escapes and tries for the Killswitch. Drew is able to counter that and tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Christian lands on his feet and he hits an inverted DDT. Drew with an arm wringer and he gets a near fall. Drew stands on the arm as he uses the ropes for more pressure. Drew goes to the turnbuckles and he wants to stomp on the arm but Christian gets his feet up and they connect with Drew’s face. Christian with a sunset flip from the turnbuckles but he can only get a two count. Drew charges into boots from Christian and then Christian with the flying back elbow from the turnbuckles. Christian tries to get feeling back in his arm. Drew with a kick and then he sends Christian shoulder first into the ring post. The referee checks on Christian and lets the match continue. Drew tries for the Future Shock DDT but Christian blocks it and gets the three count with a small package just after the 9 minute mark.
Winner: Christian 9:03
Michael Cole: Christian has knocked Big Show off the podium and is now the number one contender.
Josh Matthews: That was really impressive for his first match back on Smackdown since his injury.
Michael Cole: The question is though can he stay there.
Josh Matthews: Well there are two men who are going to try and stop him and knock him out of the race.
Michael Cole: And neither has an easy opponent so this could go anyway.
Josh Matthews: It also means that Christian will not be the number one entrant into the Royal Rumble.
Michael Cole: You’re right Josh, the two slowest men will face off next week for the chance to force the loser into the number one spot.
Josh Matthews: Well so far next week it’s going to be Mark Henry vs. Big Show, but that could obviously change later in the night.
Michael Cole: Backstage right now we have the Animal, Batista, standing by with new backstage interviewer for Smackdown, Maxine.
Maxine: Thanks Michael and what a huge honour it is to be here on Smackdown. And for my first ever interview I’m here with the Animal, Dave Batista.
Batista: Right now I wanna talk about my match later on tonight against the Intercontinental Champion, Cody Rhodes, to get a shot at the World Heavyweight Title at the Royal Rumble, Daniel Bryan. I want to stress this one point, it’s every man for himself when it comes to the overall scheme of things. We have already seen the first three men go at it and Christian has set the pace. I can go over it every week in my head it doesn’t really matter what I say but instead it comes down to what happens in the ring. Tonight I’m leaving here as the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title, and at the Royal Rumble I am leaving as the World Heavyweight Champion once more for the fifth time.
We fade out of the shot with a preview to the Royal Rumble PPV and once we return “End of Days” comes on throughout the arena and Wade Barrett comes out to some serious heat from the crowd.
“Written in My Face” follows this and Sheamus is met by the biggest pop of the night so far as he comes down the ramp.
Match Number Five – Beat the Clock Challenge: Sheamus versus Wade Barrett
They lock up and Sheamus backs Barrett into the corner but they go around the ring and Sheamus with a clean break and then Sheamus poses and screams. Sheamus with a side head lock take down followed by a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Barrett with punches to Sheamus followed by a head butt and kick. Sheamus with a kick and forearm to the back followed by a head butt of his own. Barrett with a kick but Sheamus with a running back elbow and Barrett goes to the floor. Barrett takes his time getting back into the ring and he kicks Sheamus and then connects with a series of elbows to the head. Sheamus punches Barrett and connects with forearms and knees to the back of the head. Sheamus with a punch and forearm followed by knees to the head. Barrett with punches but Sheamus punches back. Barrett with a hard Irish whip and Sheamus hits the turnbuckles with his sternum. Barrett with a flying forearm and he gets a near fall. Barrett with forearms across the chest followed by knees to the back and a rear chin lock.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall. Barrett puts Sheamus in the ropes and he chokes him. Barrett with knees to Sheamus while Sheamus is still in the ropes. Barrett with a running boot and Sheamus hangs from the ring and then Barrett pushes Sheamus to the floor. Barrett runs Sheamus into the apron and they return to the ring and Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock but Sheamus gets to his feet and he punches Barrett and hits a few head butts but Barrett with a punch that sends Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus drops Barrett on the top rope and Sheamus hits a series of clothesline but Barrett with a boot. The time of Christian and the Big Show float on by as both men are down in the middle of the ring. Sheamus with a slam to Barrett and then he puts Barrett in the ropes and he connects with a series of forearms across the chest. Barrett counters though with a thumb to the eyes. This allows Barrett to set up for the Wasteland but before he can deliver it the lights go out for the third week in a row and flash blue. This time once the lights come back in the arena is filled with a smoke. Barrett has dropped Sheamus and he is met by a massive Brogue Kick to take the pin for the win.
Winner: Sheamus 11:29
Michael Cole: Sheamus wasn’t quick enough here tonight to become the Number One Contender but his time also means that he is in the firing line to be the number one entrant into the Royal Rumble match.
Josh Matthews: It must be said though, Wade Barrett had this match under control until he was distracted for the third week in succession by the lighting in the arena.
Michael Cole: Something is clearly going on and focusing on Wade Barrett as the victim.
Josh Matthews: Three weeks in a row now Wade Barrett has been in control and he ends up losing due to the distraction.
Michael Cole: He needs to get this sorted out as last week as we saw it definitely wasn’t anyone from the production crew.
Josh Matthews: Maybe it is someone else.
Michael Cole: Whatever it is Wade Barrett needs to start winning in order to get his form back and the chance to capture the gold.
Josh Matthews: Well change of tune now the WWE Divas Title will be on the line at the Royal Rumble with Beth Phoenix defending against Tamina. But Natalya has soared up the rankings and is now level with Tamina as number one contenders so tonight if Natalya wins she will be added to the match at the Rumble.
“New Foundation” starts to play throughout the arena and Natalya comes out onto the stage to come out for the match.
“Anarchy” follows this and Tamina comes out without taking her focus off the ring and Natalya.
Match Number Six: Natalya vs. Tamina
The bell rings and they go at it. Tamina takes Natalya to the corner and kicks her down to the mat. Tamina drops Natalya with a head butt. Tamina misses a splash in the corner and Natalya hits a big clothesline. Natalya with a scoop slam now. Tamina gets a thumb to the eye as Natalya goes to pick her back up. Tamina takes advantage and drops her with a hard slap. Tamina goes for a Samoan Drop but Natalya rolls her up for a two count. Natalya with a take down and she punches Tamina. Natalya with a kick to the midsection followed by more punches. Natalya kicks Tamina while she controls things. Natalya tries for the Sharpshooter but Tamina kicks her away. Each woman tries for a cross body and they go down. Natalya slaps Tamina once they get back to their feet and she hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Tamina catches Natalya and hits a Samoan Drop and then Tamina goes up top for the Super fly Splash and she hits it and gets the three count.
Michael Cole: Tamina retains the right to face Beth in a one on one competition. This is sure going to be a great match come the Royal Rumble.
Josh Matthews: Natalya gave it her all but Tamina was able to do enough to get the win.
Michael Cole: Let’s head backstage with Maxine once more who is standing by the current man with the fastest time in the beat the clock challenge, Christian.
We go backstage once more to see Maxine with Christian.
Maxine: Christian, tonight you may be the one who gets to be the number one contender at the Royal Rumble. Your thoughts on the night so far.
Christian: So far there have been four matches so far in which I am the man to win in the fastest fashion. Only Batista can knock me off that perch. You see Maxine when I was a little kid growing up in Canada, I was always the last one picked in kickball and hockey but you see by the end of the night I would be the one that had kicked the most home runs and scored the most goals. You see I was the last kid in my class to grow hairs on my balls.
Maxine starts to laugh.
Christian: Now that’s not funny well it is slightly but you see come prom I had the prettiest girl in school and everyone was envious of me. Now fast forward to the WWE and this situation is no different. I was the last one to be entered into the Number One Contender mix, I was the last person who everyone thought would be World Champion but by the end of it all I have been World Champion and after tonight I will be the number one contender.
Christian walks off.
Maxine: Well thank you Christian, good luck tonight.
“Animal” starts to play throughout the arena as Batista makes his way into the ring to a mixed reaction from the crowd.
“Smoke and Mirrors” follows this and Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring.
Main Event – Beat The Clock Challenge: Batista versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Batista throws Cody down to the mat. Rhodes with a kick and punches as he starts to work on the leg. Batista puts Cody in the corner and he connects with shoulders. Batista slams Cody’s head into the turnbuckle and then he hits a back elbow for a near fall. Batista with a suplex to Cody and a near fall. Rhodes with a hard Irish whip. Cody with a kick but Batista with a kick of his own and he sets for the Batista Bomb but Cody with a kick to the leg and a drop kick to the knee. We go to commercial as Cody works on the hamstring.
We are back and Rhodes continues to kick Batista in the leg but Batista with punches and he tries a hip toss, but Rhodes with a leg whip and then he kicks and punches Batista. The referee pulls Rhodes off Batista. Batista with a boot to the head and then he tries for a power slam but Rhodes gets out of the hold. Batista charges at Rhodes, but Cody moves out of the way and Batista goes to the floor. Rhodes waits for Batista to get up and then he clips Batista. Rhodes wrings Batista’s leg into the ring post a number of times. Rhodes continues to work on the leg when they return to the ring. Rhodes with a side Russian leg sweep and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a double stomp to the solar plexus. Rhodes returns to the leg and then he gets a near fall. Rhodes isolates the injured leg as the time of Big Show and Christian go by. Batista with an inside cradle for a near fall, but Rhodes with a kick. Batista with punches to Rhodes but Cody with a drop toe hold and then he works on the knee. Batista with a spinebuster and then he hits a back body drop followed by a clothesline. The time of Sheamus passes as well before Batista charges into a boot from Cody and then he tries for the Cross Rhodes but Batista escapes and he hits a spear. Batista with the Batista Bomb for the three count.
Winner: Batista 12:47.
Batista kicks the ropes as he looks up at the clock and realises that he is not the number one contender.
Michael Cole: Batista is the slowest qualifier can you believe that.
Josh Matthews: The Intercontinental Champion was never going to be an easy beat and he has done well to even get the win in my opinion.
Michael Cole: With Batista setting the time that he did it means that he will face Mark Henry next week in order to avoid the number one entry into the Royal Rumble.
Josh Matthews: That is going to be a huge match up next as well as the Semi Finals of the Hardcore Title with Justin Gabriel and Hunico facing off as well as Ezekiel Jackson and Drew McIntyre.
Michael Cole: What a huge Smackdown we have install for you so tune in next week for a massive encounter just two days before the Royal Rumble.
Mark Henry defeated Ezekiel Jackson - Beat the Clock Challenge - 12:26
Big Show defeated Heath Slater w/ Tyson Kidd - Beat the Clock Challenge - 9:10
Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas defeated JTG and Darren Young w/ Teddy Long
Christian defeated Drew McIntyre - Beat the Clock Challenge - 9:03
Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett - Beat the Clock Challenge - 11:29
Tamina defeated Natalya
Batista defeated Cody Rhodes - Beat the Clock Challenge - 12:47
01-31-2012, 02:49 PM
Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Sep 2007
Re: It Begins: WWE 2012
First match was a little off as you kept going from spot to spot without having any smooth transitions into it, however the style of the two behemoths in Jackson and Henry did came across as it was an all out smash mouth affair. Not the most impressive time to set in the Beat the Clock but Ezekiel is certainly no easy adversary.
I didn’t exactly like Bryan promo as I felt he was just rambling senseless, however it did get back on track with his final line, as it was more on par with delusionally arrogant Bryan.
Big Show dominated Heat Slater…as he should. I do think that in time length it did went a little long but I won’t take that into consideration much. Big Show leads now.
Now this is a great way to handle a return in WGTT. You had already set expectations with the segment last week, and in this match you delivered. These two teams should have a nice feud coming on from this week.
Surprised to see that Christian turn out to be the quickest until now in beating Drew. Doesn’t exactly make Drew look good when Heath lasted longer against a giant than he did against a returning from injury competitor. The match itself was good and a lot smoother than the first one in the show.
I don’t think Batista would use the word scheme. I don’t know why but I just cant picture him saying that.
Damn Drew is not looking good. In any way it made sense for Wade to not lose as fast as the others, and we also had the storyline with him and the smoke continue. Taker?
Pretty sure I’ve heard or read a similar promo from Christian, although it was about him hitting puberty last. The line with hair on his balls was a little too crass. Promo got to deep with him channeling his childhood but it did get the message across and stressed the importance of his quest for being champion.
Surprised, as you clearly wanted us to be, that Batista didn’t even come close to beating Christian’s time. It did however created a sour ending to the show, as we were just left with a match that at one point had no reason in continuing. Match itself was good but I was missing something extra at the end, maybe Christian coming out to celebrate or something like that.
-I don’t get the point system you just posted. Christian technically is now the Number One Contender come the Royal Rumble yet he’s listed as the sixth challenger.
02-03-2012, 03:31 AM
Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: It Begins: WWE 2012
i understand what your talking about with the points system regarding Christian although he won the number one contender match it doesn't mean he has the most points in the chase. This will be addressed on the Smackdown show posted soon.
thanks for the comments glad you're enjoying the show. i will take what you have written into advisement for my future shows.
CM Punk and Dolph Ziggler Contract Signing
On this week's episode of RAW we will see opponents in six days time sign the contracts that will see them face each other for the WWE Title. Will this be as simple as two men signing a contract or will all hell break loose on RAW between the champ and the number one contender with Cabana, Swagger and Guerrero all shore to be present.
Huge Ten Man Tag Match Main Event
10 men in the ring at the same time will be our main event. With the key feuds of the Raw locker room looking to face each other in what will definitely pit enemies with enemies along with seeing former enemies team up with one another. Come the Royal Rumble event in six days these teams will not all be friends so it will be interesting to see where the tensions lie and who comes out on top. Over the past few weeks we have seen the likes of Colt Cabana and Jack Swagger really get on each others nerves, John Cena and Ted Di Biase be distracted by the monsters that are Bobby Lashley and Kane, the Miz and R Truth have not gotten along since the Miz planted R Truth on the ramp as well as Punk and Ziggler battle it out over the WWE Title. All ten men will be in action come Sunday with eight in the Royal Rumble match itself which team will gain the momentum come the Royal Rumble.
Triple Threat Tag Team Action
We have seen some great young tag teams form and gain momentum in the last few weeks here on RAW and this week we will see three of them compete all at the same time. The Miz's cronies in Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins have made their presence felt here on Raw with their actions against R Truth in the past few weeks. But once R Truth teamed up with Percy Watson and Titus O'Neill the odds swung and evened everything out. Add in the exciting team of Alex Riley and Michael McGillicutty and you have yourself a bumper match that is going to be very entertaining for everyone involved.
Long Island or California
Last week we saw Zack Ryder defend his United States title against Kane, Brodus Clay and Ted DiBiase in a hellacious match, so this week we will see Ryder face Clay in one on one action. Should Brodus Clay win the match he will get a spot in the Royal Rumble to represent RAW. But if Zack Ryder were to win the match, Ryder will get a WWE Title match on next week's RAW. The stakes are high for both men as they look to further their careers in the WWE.
One on One Competition for Tag Team Rivals
Over the past two weeks we have seen Evan Bourne and Epico face as well as Kofi Kingston and Primo compete in one on one action. So this week we will see the reverse matches before the teams face off at the Royal Rumble for the tag team gold. The teams will be looking for as much momentum as possible in order to win the titles that they can achieve.
Diva's in Action
WWE Diva's Champion, Beth Phoenix will face Tamina at the Royal Rumble so in preparation for the match the Glamazon will face off against Eve Torres in what will be a very competitive match and could be a big way to move Eve up the rankings and one day receive another title match.
CM Punk, Colt Cabana, R Truth John Cena and Ted DiBiase vs. Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz Kane and Bobby Lashley
Brodus Clay vs Zack Ryder
Eve vs. Beth Phoenix
Triple Threat Tag Match
Alex Riley and Michael McGillicutty vs. Titus O'Neil and Percy Watson vs. Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
Kofi Kingston vs. Epico
Evan Bourne vs. Primo
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