Smackdown | 4/6/2012 | Orlando, Florida
Hi there. This is my first booking thread here. It's WWE starting after the 4/2/2012 episode of Raw. I won't cover NXT or Superstars, but nothing ever happens in those shows anyway. I should also point out that English isn't my native language so I'll probably make some grammar errors here and there.
It's the all new PEOPLE POWER era here on Smackdown now that John Laurinaitis is in charge. And he has a lot things to to say. Big Johnny
walks to the ring with his entourage consisting of David Otunga
, Alberto Del Rio
and Ricardo Rodriguez
. Johnny says that tonight we will see not one, not two, not three but FOUR title matches as Sheamus, Big Show, Beth Phoenix and those Puerto Rican guys all defend their titles. Plus Booker T is forced to wrestle against David Otunga for supporting Team Teddy. It's like a PPV card on free TV! It's PEOPLE POWER! Johnny just finishes informing that Teddy Long has a new job as the janitor when Sheamus
's music plays and the new World Heavyweight champion walks down to the ring.
Sheamus tells Laurinaitis he already thinks Smackdown was better when Long was in charge and he will help Teddy get his position back somehow. ”The Great White” also promises that tonight he will beat Alberto as quickly as he beat Daniel Bryan at Wrestlemania. ”The WWE Universe deserve to see a proper contest here tonight, so therefore your Brogue Kick move is BANNED!” declares Big Johnny but Sheamus just laughs and kicks Ricardo in the head and leaves.
2. Randy Orton vs. Ezekiel Jackson
. "The Viper" obliterates Jackson in the opening match of the night. Randy is visibly mad about losing an undercard match at Wrestlemania and takes his anger out on poor Ezekiel. Randy is hearing some voices in his head here tonight! Orton hits the former Intercontinental champion with the RKO but that's not enough as he goes to deliver a devastating punt kick to the head. Oh my!
Randy pins Ezekiel but gets interrupted by Kane
after the match. ”Yes... good... Randy... you must Embrace The Hate.” Kane says he has a secret for Randy. All this time Randy has been hearing voices in his head, and it was Kane's voice all along. Kane is responsible for the voices that torment Randy and tell him to pound the mat like an idiot before going for the RKO. Orton is shocked. What a swerve...
3. WWE Tag Team Championship: Primo © & "Epic" Epico © (w/ Rosa) vs. Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd
. Primo and his ”Epic” tag team partner quickly dispose of their newest opponents in a tag team title match with a pair of Backstabbers. Looks like it's back to NXT or Superstars or wherever for Kidd and Gabriel. After the match, Rosa Mendes says her boys demand better competition and challenge any team in WWE history to face them next week in the Blast From the Past
episode. They'll even put the straps on the line.
4. No Disqualification: Booker T vs. David Otunga
. This is Booker's punishment for supporting Teddy Long. Before the match can start, Laurinaitis
comes out and makes the match No-DQ, because it's a special preview of the Extreme Rules
PPV. Booker hits all of his signature moves and looks to have the match under control when Mark Henry
runs-in. ”World's Strongest Man” hits Booker with a chair so that Otunga can get the easy pin.
Next we see Mark Henry
walking back to the locker room. He runs into Abraham Washington
who thinks it's time for CHANGE
. He says Mark should be fighting for the World Championship instead of Del Rio tonight. Mark rubs his chin and admits AW has a point. ”World's Strongest Man standing alongside the Man with the Master Plan. Think about it, Mark.”, pleads AW before handing Henry another business card.
6. Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Big Show © vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Playboy McIntyre (w/ Brie Bella)
. This is Cody Rhodes' rematch. McIntyre is in the match as a reward for being on Team Johnny. Establishing his new gimmick, Playboy (Drew) McIntyre comes out in shades and rainbow colored tights and blows kisses to the crowd. He is also accompanied by Brie Bella. Rhodes and ”The Playboy” try to work together because that's what heels always do in multi-person matches and it never works. It doesn't work this time either as Big Show just double-KO's both at the same time and piles them up and pins both! YARR! Big Show takes the mic and says he is joining Team Teddy in the war against Laurinaitis!
7. Narrator's voice
- ”You might know him from such roles as fake Sin Cara and that Mexican guy who rides a bicycle to the ring, but now he is back with his new hit cooking show, Cocina de Hunico! IIIIT'S HUNICOO! Featuring appearance from Camacho.”
are standing behind a stove with aprons and chef hats on. ”Orale! Welcome to the show, vatos. Today me and my boy Camacho have made some delicious tortillas. We can't wait to taste them with our guests, so please welcome Beth Phoenix and Natalya!” announces Hunico and the former Divas of Doom walk into the kitchen. Phoenix
remarks about the situation being a bit ankward since she and Nattie
aren't even friends anymore. Meanwhile Natalya takes a huge bite off a tortilla and says she probably shouldn't have done it because spicy food makes her tummy-
NATALYA FARTS! OH MY!
”Eww, homes! I lost my appetite, ese!” complains Hunico. Natalya apologizes because she is a face now, but Beth says Natalya is disgusting and The Divas of Doom are now officially over. Janitor Teddy Long
wanders into the scene and tells the upset Nattie that she should definitely challenge Beth for the title, if she survives her title match against AJ.
- ”Thanks for watching Cocina de Hunico, vatos! See you next week with a new special guest! Orale!”
The former World champion Daniel Bryan
walks down to the ring with AJ
. Bryan is pissed off about losing the title and blames AJ for costing him the match with the prematch kiss routine. Daniel has his rematch clause, though, and he is looking to use it at Extreme Rules
. Bryan says the only way for AJ to repay for her mistake is to run around Bryan and shout ”YES!”. AJ says she doesn't particularly enjoy that, and carrying Bryan's bags for the entire Wrestlemania week made her scrawny arms hurt. ”YOU DO WHAT I TELL YOU TO, OK?” yells Bryan and AJ begrudgingly starts to jump around him while screaming ”YES!”.
9. Divas Championship: Beth Phoenix © vs. AJ (w/ Daniel Bryan)
. Yet another title match sees Beth defend her title against AJ. A frustrated Daniel Bryan watches from ringside as AJ goes for a guillotine choke that Daniel no doubt taught her. Beth is fading and it looks like we'll get a new Divas champ, but no! AJ's arms are so sore from carrying heavy stuff, she has to let go. Phoenix kicks her in the arm and hits the Glam Slam for the win! Bryan looks disappointed and walks to the back without his girlfriend.
”YEP YEP YEP, WHAT IT DO”
Making his return after being sidelined for a year, Skip Sheffield
walks into the general manager's office with the Nexus armband still around his biceps. Skip asks David Otunga
where he can find Wade. David looks at his former stablemate confused and tries to explain that the Nexus has been dead for over a year now. Nobody apparently told Skip about that. Sheffield doesn't want to believe Nexus is dead. He even heard a rumor at one point that they got John Cena to join the group! Skip says he is going to reunite the rebellious faction, with or without Otunga's help. ”Yeah, whatever man...”, sighs Otunga and goes back to more important business. The enthusiastic Sheffield leaves the office asking for the whereabouts of Michael Tarver.
11. World Heavyweight Championship: Sheamus © vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez)
The fourth title match of the night. How will Sheamus survive without using the Brogue Kick? Pretty well, it seems. Bell rings and Alberto walks straight into Finlay's old finisher move. It's over, Sheamus wins!
No, he doesn't! Big Johnny Laurinaitis
comes out and declares the match to be restarted and now Finlay's old finisher is banned from the match too!
Del Rio gets up and goes for the armbreaker but Sheamus reverses it into a school boy roll up for the three count! Sheamus celebrates the quick victories by Brogue Kicking Ricardo Rodriguez.