WWE SUPERSTARS | 18 June
Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield welcome us to the show, running through the card for the evening which includes the rematch between Gregory Helms and The Brian Kendrick, and includes a huge tag team bout between the World Tag Team Champions and the team of Mister Kennedy and MVP.
In the opening match of the night, Chris Masters takes on the man who pinned him last time out on Raw, TJ Perkins. It’s a solid affair, nothing special but each man gets a good amount of time to show off their arsenal. In the end Masters eats another pin, falling to a 450 Splash again. @ 7.35
But while TJ was celebrating, Masters attacked him from behind, locking in the Masterlock and causing TJ Perkins to pass out.
The next match was between Daniel Bryan and Santino Marella, Kaval and AJ were at ringside, cheering Bryan on. He didn’t need much help though as Santino was no match for the skilled submission specialist, eventually locking in The Lebell Lock for the tap out victory. @ 4.03
Backstage we hear from The Brian Kendrick who says that tonight he will beat Gregory Helms again, prove that he should be in the Cruiserweight Tournament instead of him, and then go on to defend his WWE Tag Team Championships tomorrow night.
The third match of the night featured the World Tag Team Champions, Drew McIntyre and Nigel McGuiness taking on MVP and Mister Kennedy. Before the match, Kennedy continued his cocky spiel, seemingly getting under the skin of his “friend” once more, but nonetheless the match kicked off and it was a tight affair for most of it. But the winners came when MVP declined tagging in Mister Kennedy, saying “I got this” but running into a Future Shock DDT ... Kennedy tried to break it up but McGuiness met him half way and The Monarchy picked up a huge victory. @ 6.34
After the match, MVP sat on the mat dejected, frustrated at himself, while Kennedy stares at him before reaching his hand out to his “friend”. MVP accepts the help and the duo walk up the ramp, friends again ... for now.
After a Fully Loaded promo, the main event began and this match got significant time, allowing the two men to put on a great match for the crowd. The end finally came when Helms went for The Shinning Wizard, only for Kendrick to duck and roll him up, but this time Helms rolled through and got the revenge pin from SmackDown. @ 12.04
Friday Night SmackDown – 19 June 09 – Maryland; Baltimore
Instead of the usual opening video, we fade in, straight into the thick of things as we see Bobby Lashley knocking on the door of the SmackDown General Manager. After a few seconds, Lashley turns the handle and enters the room, and the cameras follow as Theodore Long stands up from his desk. Teddy makes his way around the table and shakes Lashley’s hand, with a smile on his face.
Theodore Long: What can I do for ya’ playa’??
Lashley grins at the question.
Bobby Lashley: I think you know. Last week I pinned the World Heavyweight Champion. Now I think that puts me in contention for a title shot, don’t you??
The crowd in the arena cheer this but Teddy doesn’t look too enthusiastic.
Theodore Long: Uh listen playa’ ... the match is already set. John Cena versus Matt Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship will happen, I can’t take Cena out of that match just because you pinned the World Champion.
Lashley shakes his head as the crowd give a little bit of heat.
Bobby Lashley: I’m not askin’ to take Cena out ... make it a triple threat. I think I earned a title match and the fans seem to think that too.
This generates a pretty loud pop from the Baltimore crowd.
Theodore Long: Well playa’ ... I’m sorry but you won’t be receiving a title match.
Theodore Long: I’m doing what’s best for this brand and-
Bobby Lashley: And what’s best for this brand is John Cena getting shot after shot?? Y’know somethin’ ... I’ve heard things all day from Superstars about how you’re biased to John Cena. And at first I didn’t believe this ... but now ... I don’t know.
With an ‘ooohhh’ coming from the crowd, Lashley turns and exits the room, leaving Long behind, shaking his head.
Welcome ladies and gentleman to Friday Night SmackDown, coming to you from Baltimore, Maryland! My name is good ol’ J.R, Jim Ross and sat beside me as ever, JBL, John Bradshaw Layfield.
Yes, the two greatest commentators in the history of the WWE welcome you all to SmackDown where we have a huge main event tonight.
That we do, the World Heavyweight Champion, Matt Hardy will be in action, teaming with The Big Red Monster, Kane, who will take on the team of John Cena and The Rated R Superstar, Edge.
A match filled with history from both teams, they’ve both had huge rivalry’s so it will be interesting to see how that dynamic works. But another thing that we just witnessed, Bobby Lashley just confronted our inept SmackDown General Manager!
Lashley didn’t seem best pleased that he is being over looked for a World Heavyweight Championship shot, but Cena did earn that shot, so he’ll have to wait.
Another example of Teddy Long’s awful management. I could do a better job. The sooner he is sacked, the better.
The Baltimore crowd come alive as the arena turns green with the United States Champion, KOFI KINGSTON, walking onto the stage. The Wildcat has the belt around his waist and a “WILDCAT” green and white tee on. He forgoes the usual pyrotechnic display and simply walks straight down the ramp. He doesn’t look very happy as he jogs up the steel steps, stepping onto the apron and entering the ring.
You’re looking at the current United States Champion, who successfully defended his title last week against The Gold Standard, Shelton Benjamin.
But what happened after is what everyone is talking about. R-Truth who everyone thought would help Kingston in his plight against Knox and Benjamin turned on Kingston. Finally, R-Truth sees sense.
Despite by colleagues opinions, it’s these fans who matter, and they turned on R-Truth last week, just as he turned on Kofi. But let’s take you back to last week, and you can see for yourselves ladies and gentleman.
~ V.P. – LAST WEEK ~
Benjamin smirks in the face of Kingston, telling him he won by pure luck, taking a pot shot at him by slapping him in the face. Knox grins as Benjamin tells him to hold him out while Kelly covers her mouth!! Benjamin grabs the United States Championship and gets into a good starting position and goes to HIT HIM WITH THE U.S .. .WAIT ...
R-TRUTH now sprints down the ramp, sliding into the ring, ducking a clothesline from Benjamin and clotheslining Knox over the top rope!! Knox lands on the mat where Kelly grins at him but the brawl is happening in the ring between Truth and Benjamin, obviously being the fresher man, R-Truth takes advantage and clotheslines The Gold Standard over the top rope!! Knox grabs Kelly and walks around the ring to Benjamin’s side as R-Truth helps Kingston to his feet.
The crowd now applaud R-Truth as he pulls Kofi to his feet, and hands him the United States Championship. R-Truth raises Kingston’s hand in the air, and the fans cheer once more as Benjamin and Knox disappear behind the curtain. R-Truth is about to leave the ring but Kingston extends his hand for handshake ... AND R-TRUTH SHAKES IT!
R-TRUTH SUDDENLY KICKS KINGSTON IN THE STOMACH ... REBOUNDS OFF THE ROPES AND CONNECTS WITH A CORKSCREW SCISSOR KICK TO THE BACK OF KINGSTON’S NECK!!
The crowd have now totally turned on R-Truth. And he responds by shouting back at them, telling them it’s all Teddy Long’s fault. Truth angrily pulls Kingston to his feet, and THROWS HIM INTO THE RING POST BETWEEN THE TURNBUCKLES ... SHOULDER FIRST!! Truth yanks Kofi out and he collapses to the ground, holding his shoulder in pain. Truth grabs the United States Title, and keels down beside Kingston, telling him this belongs to him and it’s only a matter of time before he takes it back.
~ END OF V.P. ~
Once the video package concludes, we return to the arena, the crowd booing what they just saw as the United States Champion shakes his head, looking at the titan tron. We now notice that he has a microphone in his hand, he waits for the crowd to die down a little before speaking into it.
I’m not gonna’ waste everyone’s time ... you all saw what happened las’ week.
The crowd react with more boos, Kingston scans the arena.
I want R-Truth to come out here right now and tell me why he did what he did.
Kingston turns to the stage, as do the fans but no sign of R-Truth just yet.
C’mon! I wanna-
Kingston stops talking and the Baltimore crowd begin booing, as R-TRUTH slowly walks onto the stage, black jeans and a black vest top on. He ignores the boos, stops on the apron and brings a microphone up to his mouth.
Don’t you see. Everyone ... especially you Kofi should know why I did what I did.
R-Truth lowers the microphone, shaking his head.
I’ll tell you all why ... one word ... conspiracy.
J.R facepalms on commentary.
I did what I did because of how I was treated here. You don’t get it, Kofi, how do you think it feels to walk into work and know no matter what you do, you’ll never get anywhere ‘cause of a General Manager like Teddy Long.
And you blame me for-
You THINK I don’t know. But I’ve heard things; I’ve seen things with my own milky eyes. You and Teddy Long ... secret meetings just too hold me down!
More heat as Kingston shakes his head.
You’d think brotha’s would stick together but no. I know you’re game, convince these people you are an angel ... but I know better. Teddy Long gave you that last slot in the gauntlet ... that gave you a CLEAR advantage over me. Long didn’t want me to retain the championship.
You are crazy if you think Teddy favours me over you.
Crazy ... CRAZY! Now don’t be calling me crazy! I’ve seen it, Kofi. Teddy Long hates me because I know the truth ... he put me in the gauntlet ... he took away me rematch and then made me team with you. Do you realize how stupid that is ... making the former champion team with the current.
I’m done listenin’ to what you have to say ... everyone here knows you’ve gone mental ... now I’m calling you out, get down here right now!
Aww hell naw ... you don’t want that Kofi ... if I come down there ... you gon get got.
The commentators seem extremely confused.
C’mon you mental lunatic, get down here!
Lunatic ... LUNATIC ...dat’s another way of saying crazy. Aww you gone done it now ... I’m gonna’ be on you like rice on salad.
The commentators question what that even means as R-Truth drops his microphone AND SPRINTS DOWN THE RAMP!
WE GOT A FIGHT ON OUR HANDS NOW!
Truth slides into the ring, and shoots on Kingston, double-leg take down. Kingston manages to turn the tables though, to a huge pop, turning Truth onto his back, and laying into him with a fist after fist.
Truth tries to cover up but it’s no use, the shots are breaking through his defence but then SUDDENLY SOME HEAT COMES FROM THE FANS!!
And we see that SECURITY rush the ring, sliding into it and clawing Kingston off Truth and then restraining both men. They roll Truth out the ring and carry him away, up the ramp to about half way with Truth shouting “IT’S ALL A CONSPIRACY ... EVERYONE GON GET GOT BY THE GOTTER!”
When Truth reaches the ramp, we see THEODORE LONG on the stage!
This is not how my show is gon’ be ran.
Long attempts to speak again but is cut off by Kingston who grabbed his microphone. The security still have him but they loosen there grip so he can speak.
Yo ... Teddy. Give him his rematch ... I want him in this ring NOW.
The crowd pop at this, wanting to see the two go at it. Long pauses and thinks it over.
Alright alright, playa.
Truth is being carried past the General Manager, shouting “I KNOW THE REAL YOU”.
Theodore Long: (to R-Truth)
You will have to earn it, next week you will take on Vladimir Kozlov in a number one contenders match. And tonight (to Kofi)
, you will take on Jamie Noble. And you R-Truth ... you are SUSPENDED from the arena, now do you feel dat!
A pretty big pop as Long’s theme plays while Truth is carried through the curtain. Kofi meanwhile, the security releases him as they don’t see him as a threat anymore.
What an announcement! Next week, R-Truth will face Vladmir Kozlov but for tonight ... he is suspended from the arena!
I give Teddy Long credit, he has swallowed his pride and gave R-Truth another chance ... but suspending him from the arena is too much.
Be that as it may, Kofi Kingston takes on Jamie Noble later on, but after this commercial break, ladies and gentleman, the WWE Tag Team Championships will be on the line, don’t miss it!
The cameras of Friday Night Smackdown are back, and we’re in the parking lot where R-TRUTH is being hauled out, still shouting at his captors, but the convoy stops moving when VLADIMIR KOZLOV appears in front of them. The security allow R-Truth to stand on his own two feet, while still keeping a close eye on him.
I know your game, you’re in on it too!
Kozlov smirks while R-Truth stares – wide eyed – into Vlad’s.
Next week ... I crush you.
This gets a surprising pop from the fans.
Crush me? CRUSH ME?!
The idiot that Truth is becoming does the stupid thing in SLAPPING KOZLOV ACROSS THE MOUTH!! Kozlov feels his mouth before facing Truth again, the security can tell something’s about to happen but since Kozlov is so scary they back off a step.
I crush you NOW!
To another surprising pop from the crowd, Kozlov leaps forward, grabbing R-Truth while he screams for the security but they are wary of tangling with the big Russian. Kozlov has R-Truth on the ground now, but instead of laying into him punches, Vladimir simply stops, R-Truth lowers his shields to see Kozlov grinning at him. Vladimir slowly taps him on the cheek, condescendingly before saying ...
See you next week.
Vladimir smirks as he climbs of Truth, walking away, allowing the security to pull him up and escort him to his car, and then we finally cut to the ring where Justin Roberts is waiting.
The following contest is scheduled for one fall ... and is for THE W-W-E TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP!!
Roberts retreats back to the corner as the fans pop at the announcement.
***MAN IN A BOX***
As ever, the challengers make their entrance first, receiving a nice pop from the Baltimore crowd. TOMMY DREAMER, STEVIE RICHARDS, the duo that make up THE LIFEBLOOD OF EXTREME, walk onto the stage, Dreamer pumps his chest while Richards scans the arena. They nod at each other, proceed to venture down the ramp and into the ring.
Yes, that is correct folks. The opening contest of the evening will be for the WWE Tag Team Championship, where Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards will hope to win some WWE gold.
I think it’s a disgrace, that in two thousand and nine, people like Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards are not only getting a shot at a WWE Championship, but are even in the WWE.
Isn’t that a testament to how skilled of performers they are??
It’s a testament to how inept our General Manager is.
***MAN WITH A PLAN***
Heat bellows out from the crowd as THE BRIAN KENDRICK and his tag team partner, EZEKIEL JACKSON walk out onto the stage, Jackson with the WWE Tag Team Championship around his shoulder while Kendrick has gone for the more traditional look of having it around his waist. The two make their way down the ramp, Kendrick doesn’t choose to speak tonight, instead he’s all business, focused on the men in the ring.
The Brian Kendrick is one of the most talented Superstars on SmackDown, it’s just a shame he has let his talent go to his head.
Kendrick has a bright future in the WWE, he has the skills to be a huge star, to be the best you have to be arrogant and that’s just what Kendrick is.
He faces a tough task tonight as he, along with Ezekiel Jackson, take on The Lifeblood of Extreme, defending the WWE Tag Team Championship.
Match 1: WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson © vs. The Lifeblood of Extreme
The championship match begins with Jackson starting for his team and Tommy Dreamer starting for his. In the early going, Jackson’s strength shines through as he bullies Dreamer around the ring, even allowing him to tag in Richards, only to show off some more as he does the same to Stevie. Jackson finally tags in Kendrick who takes over where his partner left off, albeit using some more skill rather than just brute force. Kendrick and Richards are similar in stature but it’s Kendrick who is the aggressor, taking him from corner to corner and smashing him with knees and punches.
The tag team action now takes place as Kendrick and Jackson exchange quick and frequent tags, isolating Richards from his partner. The champions show why they are just that by working over the leg of Richards, but because of some showboating, Richards escapes from the clutches of Kendrick and scampers to the tag. Dreamer comes in fired up, and keeps knocking Kendrick down with clotheslines, before planting him with a huge power slam and getting a near fall.
Dreamer seems to be in complete control, causing the fans to anticipate a title change and after a few more high impact moves, it seems we may get that but Jackson breaks up a pin at the very last moment. The referee scolds Jackson as he exits the ring, Dreamer pushes the referee aside, and smashes Jackson with a fore arm to the mouth, causing him to fall to the mat below. This distraction though led Kendrick taking the initiative again as he catches Dreamer with a drop-toe-hold and then a running elbow drop, getting a near fall.
While getting to his feet, Jackson climbs to the top rope and calls for the tag from his partner, he gets it and comes in extremely pissed off at Dreamer. Using his brute strength once more, pushing Tommy into the corner, using a lot of strikes into the stomach, Dreamer sells it extremely well, as if his ribs are breaking with every hit. Richards tries to get the crowd involved, stomping on the steps which gives Dreamer a brief bit of momentum, allowing him to hit a couple of shots to the top of Jackson’s skull.
Jackson stumbles away, Kendrick screams at him as Dreamer attempts to get the tag to his partner but Jackson grabs him by his leg and pulls him back, all the way into the champion’s corner.
Again, the two work on Dreamer with quick tags, until Jackson takes him into the middle of the ring and plants him with a body slam, getting a near fall. Ezekiel yanks Tommy to his feet, whipping him into the corner and hoisting him onto the top rope. Jackson tries to climb up to join him but Dreamer head butts him, he falls backwards but lands on his feet. Ezekiel tries again but when he walks towards the turnbuckle, he receives a boot to the face from Dreamer! Tommy measures his opponent before leaping off and smashing him with a jumping Tornado DDT!!
Both men are down now, Richards pounding the top turnbuckle, working the crowd into a frenzy while Kendrick screams at Jackson to tag him in. They start to move and eventually Jackson gets the tag to Kendrick, but Dreamer gets the hot tag to his partner! The two legal men meet in the middle, Richards ducking a clothesline and then taking Kendrick down with one of his own. Richards continue to stay in control, and at some points looking like he was going to win the match for his team. But finally, the end came when Richards missed a cross body ... Kendrick pulled him to his feet ... and ran him into the corner ... hitting The Kendrick for the pin fall victory.
Winner and Still WWE Tag Team Champions – The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson @ 8.05
The Brian Kendrick quickly rises to his feet, but instead of celebrating, he simply stands, extends his arms to the side and lavishes in the moment. Jackson climbs into the ring, hands Kendrick his tag team belt and the two look down at Richards, almost in disgust that they had to defend their titles against them again.
A strong showing from The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson, fending off the challenge of The Lifeblood of Extreme once more. This begs the question – who can pry these titles from them??
No one. Nobody can, because this team works so well, you have the smarts and suave of Kendrick, and the muscle of Jackson, they’re gonna’ hold the belts for a long, long time.
Well anyway, congratulations to them, but ladies and gentleman, after the commercial break, we’re going to have the first in a long line of instalments of a new video series, called ... Santino Visits. You’re not going to want to miss this, join as after these commercials.
I can see it now, I’m done.
As Kendrick and Jackson back up the ramp, we fade to said commercial.
~ V.P. – SANTINO VISITS ... ~
SANTINO VISITS FCW
We begin the evening outside a building lit up by sunshine. The words “FCW – Florida Championship Wrestling” appear at the bottom of the screen.
We suddenly see SANTINO MARELLA hop into the camera shot, standing outside the building.
Santino Marella: A-Hello there. My name is ... Santino Marella!
Marella flashes a toothy smile at the camera.
Santino Marella: And-a I am heeerrreeee at F-C-W ... the a-how you say ... minor leagues of the dubya dubya EEEEEE!
Marella turns to face the building, his back to the camera.
Santino Marella: Follow me a-now ... because ... it is time ... to go innnn!
Marella begins fast walking towards the building’s door.
We fade away and when we return, the cameras are inside the building, and Santino is walking towards the ring, where a women seems to be warming up.
Marella slides into the ring and the camera climbs onto the apron. The women turns to face Santino.
Women: Uh ... can I help you??
Santino Marella: Ah-yes aha. My name is ... Santino Marella. One of THE top WWE Superstars ... and who might you beeee??
Women: Jamie Sky. And uh ... I’ve been watchin’ SmackDown and you ain’t a top Superstar, you’re lucky to get on the show.
Marella mouth widens.
Santino Marella: How dare youuuu!! Nobody talks to the ITALIAN STALLION LIKE THAT!! Especially-a a nobody from F-C-Dubya!
Jamie rolls her eyes.
???: What’s goin’ on here??
The camera turns and we see Fit Finlay, one of the trainers climbing onto the apron.
Jamie Sky: Oh, this guy was just leavin’. Wasn’t that right??
Santino Marella: Why no actually ... I just-a got heereeee.
Finlay climbs into the ring.
Finlay: Well how about this, since you two seem to have some difficulties, why not settle them in this very ring??
Santino looks Sky up and down, the perv.
Santino Marella: The-a Stallion against her! I can’t take on a women, it’d-a be too easy.
Jamie Sky: Oh really?? I just think your too scared.
Santino looks shocked and rather insulted.
Santino Marella: Oh ... you wanna’ go Jammy Sky.
The two go face to face as we fade away.
And we come back but we’re still in the ring and ... Santino is on the ground, and his head is locked inside a leg lock by Sky! Sky seems in complete control and eventually Santino taps out!
Jamie lets go and is helped up by Finlay, she hasn’t broken a sweat but Santino gasps for air. The camera man shakes his head to which Santino questions.
Santino Marella: San ... San ... Santino Marella ... signing off from F-C-Dubya.
Santino now falls back on his face as we fade away.
~ END OF V.P. ~
SmackDown returns and we’re right back at the announcers desk, where JBL is staring at Jim Ross, who eventually notices.
Did you just watch that?? Rhetorical question ... surely you ... being a former head of talent relations ... surely you could have stopped that from taking place!
What about you??
What about me??
Former WWE Champion ... surely you could have stopped that!?
Oh don’t worry ... next time I see Santino I’m gonna’ clothesline him to hell.
***BISCUITS & GRAVY***
A limited fanfare greets SmackDown’s resident yokel as JESSE walks onto the stage, yellow and blue singlet and a beaming smile on his face. He’s obviously happy about his second consecutive week on SmackDown as he ventures down the ramp, slapping a few hands on his way. Once he’s in the ring, he climbs up the turnbuckle and raises one hand in the air.
Jesse ... one of the more talented Superstars on SmackDown-
Please ... don’t try to talk him up. Everyone knows he doesn’t have a chance in hell in this match. He’s dealing with angry Bobby Lashley, hell he wouldn’t have a chance against a happy Lashley, let alone and angry one.
Yes, ladies and gentleman, Bobby Lashley is indeed a very angry man here tonight, last week he defeated the World Heavyweight Champion, but Lashley was denied a title match by our General Manager, and that’s something he will have to deal with.
***HELL WILL BE CALLING***
The Baltimore crowd respond with a HUGE pop, as the big BOBBY LASHLEY ventures onto the stage, reaching the middle and extending his arms out, creating a blast of pyro. The Real Deal walks on down the ramp, not taking his eyes off his opponent for tonight.
Jesse is in deep trouble right now, I doubt this match will last longer than a minute.
Well, I’m sure Jesse will put up a fight.
And another thing – where the hell is his dopy brother Festus??
I haven’t seen him in months.
Match 2: Singles Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Jesse
As soon as the bell rings, Lashley rushes his poor opponent, kneeing him in the stomach, pushing him into the corner and smashing him with shot after shot. Bobby yanks Jesse out by his hair, releasing all his pent up frustration, and flipping him with a belly to belly suplex! While Jesse stands up, The Real Deal measures him up, sprints forward and takes him down with a massive spear!! The match isn’t done though, as instead of going for the cove, Lashley pulls Jesse up and plants him a Dominator! He sinks into the cover, but at the count of two, he pulls Jesse’s head off the canvas, showing a more ferocious side tonight, he pulls Jesse to his feet once more and plants him again with ANOTHER Dominator and gets the pin!
Winner – Bobby Lashley @ 1.02
As Lashley quickly bounces to his feet, the fans cheer him with a small section booing, not liking his actions to Jesse. Instead of celebrating, Lashley simply exits the ring and walks up the ramp, not stopping to acknowledge the fans or even crack a smile.
Well it did last longer than a minute, but not by much. And some of these fans don’t appreciate how Lashley handled himself in this match.
He was frustrated, the biggest win of his career happened last week and this week he’s in action against JESSE! These fans need to understand how he feels, I’ve been in his shoes, these people know nothing.
Backstage, Matt Striker is waiting in the wings with a microphone.
Ladies and gentleman ... my guest tonight is a former World Heavyweight Champion, multiple time tag team champion, I give to you ... The Rated R Superstar, Edge.
A massive cheer as EDGE walks into the shot, “Rated R” grey tee over his tights and a black beanie hat on his head.
And Edge, I wanted to ask you, since last week, have you seen or heard from Christian at all, and how long before he is able to compete once again??
Edge thinks for a second.
As a matter of fact, I saw him just a few days ago, I flew to Toronto to visit ‘im and his family. He seemed in good spirits, he’s on the mend ... but he won’t be in a WWE ring for at least a month.
Striker nods while the crowd don’t really like hearing that Captain Charisma won’t be back soon.
Well, I’m sure we’d all like to wish Christian a swift recovery. The next question I wanted to ask was – why are you targeting Kane??
Don’t be stupid, Matt, everyone knows why I cost Kane his match last week. Y’see, this is me gettin’ some measure of revenge for Christian, he says I shouldn’t, but when have I ever listened to anyone??
Everyone knows me, I don’t usually care about what happens to others ... I’ve done some terrible stuff in my career. But this, this is different. Christian is probably my only friend in this company, and what Kane did to him was wrong. I can’t let that stand, Matt.
I had Kane on The Cutting Edge two weeks ago ... where he grabbed me by my throat and Choke Slammed me into the mat.
I cost ‘im his shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. That was payback for ‘im Choke Slammin’ me on The Cutting Edge. I still plan to get payback for what he did to Christian.
Matt, everyone knows how dangerous and sadistic Kane can be, but they also know I can be pretty damn crazy when I want to be. Kane’s moment is comin’, Matt. I see through his demon story, this is him, and I’m not goin’ to end his demon ... I’m goin’ to end him.
And with that, a huge pop comes from the crowd as Edge walks past Striker and out of sight. And with Striker watching him leave, we head to the announce table.
Some strong words from The Rated R Superstar right there.
Some stupid words if you ask me.
Well, we’ll have to wait for more on the Edge/Kane situation as right after this commercial break, the Cruiserweight Tournament continues with Kaval taking on John Morrison in the Semi-Finals.
SmackDown returns, and we’re not in the main arena, instead we are in the parking lot, where a car has just pulled up. The camera focuses on it as the driver’s door swings open, and out comes ... the World Heavyweight Champion, MATT HARDY! He gets a massive amount of heat as reaches back in, pulls out a bag, where we assume the championship belt is in and walks towards the entrance.
We now cut to the announce table.
Matt Hardy arriving tonight for his tag team main event, teaming with Kane to take on John Cena and Edge, but right now folks – it’s time for the first semi-final of the Cruiserweight Tournament.
A solid pop comes from the Baltimore faithful as KAVAL walks from behind the curtain, wearing a blue jacket and long blue pants, alongside him – AJ LEE and DANIEL BRYAN! Kaval seems all business as he walks down the ramp, ignoring the fans but AJ and Bryan do the honours, slapping a few hands.
This team right here, Kaval and Daniel Bryan, have the potential to become one of the greatest tag teams in the history of the WWE, but if Kaval wins this match, and goes on to become the Cruiserweight Champion, then perhaps we’ll see some jealously from Daniel Bryan.
I doubt that, these three are best friends, Teddy Long allowed them to choose which one of them would be in the tournament and they settled with a game of rock, paper, scissors apparently.
***AIN’T NO MAKE BELIEVE***
Again, another cheer from the fans as The Shaman of Sexy, JOHN MORRISON quickly walks onto the, greenly lit stage. Morrison shows his body off to the camera, all in slow motion, before walking down the ramp, but he stops, taking his shades off and placing them on a nearby boy’s face, how sweet. After that though, it’s all business as he walks towards the steps, jogging up them and stepping inside the ring.
I do agree with you though, Kaval is a very talented Superstar, but so is John Morrison. An advocate of parkour, a Superstar who has received the Shawn Michaels seal of approval, I see big things for this man.
Well, after his defeat to Chris Jericho and The Miz at Backlash, and failing to win at Judgment Day, he needs to win this Cruiserweight Tournament to back up Michaels’ claim that Morrison is one to watch in the future.
Match 3 – CRUISERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINAL #1
John Morrison vs. Kaval w/AJ Lee & Daniel Bryan
This match begins with a respectful hand shake between the two Superstars, each man respecting each other’s ability in the ring, which the fans appreciate with a pop. After the hand shake, the match didn’t take long to get into high gear, as the two Superstars locked up and took part in some exceptional chain wrestling, which at first, Morrison came out on top only for another exchange to go the way of Kaval, a standoff followed as both men realised that this wouldn’t be an easy victory. They went to lock up again but this time Kaval changed his tactics, kicking the side of the legs of Morrison, over and over, pushing him back into the ropes. He whipped him off into the corner and went for a running clothesline but Morrison got a boot up just in time, and exploded out of the corner, only to be caught in a deep arm drag.
Morrison managed to get to his feet rather quickly, and dropped down, flipping Kaval over and then sprinting forward, looking for a running knee, and only getting air. The next couple of minutes consisted of the two men vying for the advantage, exchanging kicks, punches and some high impact moves, until it was Morrison who took advantage, ducking a running spinning heel kick by Kaval and smashing him in the face with a running low drop kick.
Finally, the match to an and when Morrison had Kaval in a sleeper hold, but Kaval eventually got to his feet and broke out from his opponents grip. Kaval started to build a head of steam, getting fired up, hitting most of his high impact arsenal before knocking Morrison down and heading to the top rope, going for Warriors Way but Morrison rolled out the way before hitting Kaval with a springboard chuck kick, following that up with Starship Pain.
Winner – John Morrison @ 12.46
A very strong performance by John Morrison is greeted with some huge applause as he slowly climbs to his feet. He has his hand raised by the referee before exiting the ring and walking up the ramp, slapping a few of the fans hands as Daniel Bryan and AJ slide into the ring to help their boy up.
And there we have it folks, John Morrison advances to the final of the Cruiserweight Tournament, but who will his opponent be?? We’ll find that out, next week.
The Shaman of Sexy now walks through the curtain, and we cut back to the ring to see Kaval being helped to his feet by AJ and Bryan. Once Kaval is on his feet, the fans begin applauding his efforts, in a show of respect and he raises one of his arms to thank them.
Kaval, on this day simply wasn’t able to defeat John Morrison, but another day might- HEY LOOK OUT!
In the ring, DANIEL AND KAVAL ARE BLINDSIDED BY ... ZACK RYDER AND CURT HAWKINS!! The rivalry which has spilled over from Superstars continues tonight as Ryder grabs Daniel and LAUNCHES HIM INTO THE RING POST ... SHOULDER FIRST!! Meanwhile, Hawkins lifts Kaval up and PLANTS HIM WITH A SIT DOWN SPINEBUSTER!!
The crowd respond with a shower of heat as AJ retreats into the corner, looking distraught at what Hawkins and Ryder have done to her boys. Hawkins and Ryder gloat in the moment, before looking at AJ with sly grins.
What are they doing?!
She needs to get out of there, now.
AJ doesn’t heed JBL’s advice as she is too frightened to move, Hawkins and Ryder edge closer though, and the boos continue to build. Luckily though, Bryan is able to recover in time, he grabs Ryder by the arm and swings him around, kneeing him in the gut and getting a few right hands in before being pulled off by Hawkins and then he’s PLANTED WITH THE SIT DOWN SPINEBUSTER ... JUST LIKE KAVAL.
The crowd still boo them as they look at their handy work, the duo turn to AJ but back off, saying “not this week”. Ryder and Hawkins back out of the ring, back up the ramp, but still keep their eyes on Kaval, Bryan and AJ as she tries to talk to Bryan and then to Kaval but they seem out.
Ryder and Hawkins had no right to be out here, they had no right to do what they did and I hope they get what’s coming to them!
I do have to wonder what Ryder and Hawkins would have done to AJ had Daniel Bryan not got involved again.
I shudder to think. All I know, is that this feud began on Superstars, and it doesn’t look like stopping any time soon.
SmackDown now fades to a commercial.
Back from the break ...
***NO MORE WORDS***
A massive, MASSIVE pop comes up from the Baltimore crowd as JEFF HARDY enters the arena, but it’s an understated entrance, simply walking down the ramp and high fiving a few fans. He isn’t in wrestling gear tonight, instead a tan leather jacket over a white T-shirt and a pair of blue worn out jeans. The Daredevil quickly walks up the steps and swiftly enters the ring before walking over to the opposite side and being handed a microphone.
A huge reaction for one of the most popular Superstars on SmackDown, as Jeff Hardy is out here for one must assume, to address what happened last week between Chris Jericho and himself.
What’s there to address?? Hardy attacked Jericho without giving him any warning.
While the commentary team begin bickering, back in the ring, Jeff now has a microphone and starts to speak.
The man doesn’t even get a chance to speak as a loud “HARDY” chant begins, making Jeff smile and applaud the crowd. Once they stop though, he now gets his chance.
Thank you, that really means a lot. No, seriously, coming out here each and every week ... an’ hearing that, it makes this all worthwhile.
I wanted to come out here and talk about what happened last week. What I wanted to say was – everyone knows I’m not perfect ... nobody is. I’ve made mistakes in my life ... who hasn’t it?? I’m comfortable in my own skin, but something that Chris Jericho said last week ... it got me thinkin’.
Hardy pauses, pacing around the ring.
Jericho said that I am one strike away from being forced out of this company, I’m sure you all know what that means. But like I said, those mistakes that I’ve made in my life, in my career ... they’re behind me now ... I’ve moved on.
But I wanted to come out here and tell each and every one of you ... that I’m going nowhere.
Massive pop as Hardy turns to the stage.
Ya hear that Chris?? I’M GOIN’ NOWHERE!!
Another huge pop while Jeff turns back to the hard camera, scratching his chin.
Jericho wants to take issue with my life style ... that’s fine ... he can for all I care. The only people’s opinions that matter to me are my own ... my family and all of you.
Hardy smiles while the fans react with another “HARDY” chant.
***BREAK THE WALLS DOWN***
Business has just picked up folks!
Indeed it has, as CHRIS JERICHO, wearing a finely made to measure suit, walks through the curtain and onto the stage, amidst a massive reaction of heat. He has a microphone on his hands and he stops just before the ramp, shaking his head as he looks upon Jeff in the ring.
The fact that you feel the need to come out here and reaffirm you’re adulation for these cretins tells me that I hit a nerve last week. You may say you do not care about what I think about you, but if that was true, you wouldn’t be out here right now pandering to these hypocrites.
Jericho watches as Jeff shakes his head, along with the crowd booing him.
Let me in form you Jeff, let me tell you why I’ve took issue with you. I don’t only take issue with your life style, I take issue with the fact that despite of that, you’ve been given opportunity after opportunity.
Another shake of the head from Jeff as Jericho begins pacing along the stage.
Opportunity after opportunity despite you screwing each and every one of those up. You haven’t screwed this one up yet, but give it time, it will happen. You are what is wrong with this company, one wrong move from you, and I become a scapegoat, as do many other Superstars in the back.
Jericho stops pacing in the middle of the stage.
I will not become a scapegoat because of your actions.
Jericho stares at Jeff.
I want you out of this company, Jeff.
Chris , like I said – I ain’t goin’ ANYWHERE!
Jericho grins, but he still isn’t happy about being interrupted as the fans cheer Jeff’s words.
One way or another Jeff, you will be gone, and everyone will thank me for it when you end up resorting to your so-called old lifestyle. I don’t know how, all I know is it will happen, if I have to put you on the injured list, then so be ... if I have somehow get your contract terminated ... I will do it.
Some heat from the crowd but Jericho ignores it while Jeff cocks his head.
I will rid you of the WWE ... I will rid the WWE of it’s cancer.
Massive, MASSIVE heat at that statement, and it seems that’s got to Jeff as he’s pacing inside the ring, keeping his eyes on Jericho though.
You can talk all you want about getting rid of me ... but that won’t happen if you’re up there. If you want rid of me ... I’m right here ... RIGHT HERE CHRIS. YOU WANT RID OF ME SO BAD JERICHO ... I’M RIGHT HERE!!
Hardy throws the microphone to the mat, eliciting a fantastic response from the crowd which makes Jericho look at them for a second before deciding to take his suit jacket off, throwing his own mic down and beginning to walk down the ramp!!
It seems we got a fight on our hands!!
Let’s see if Jericho can back up his words!
Hardy is still pacing, waiting for Jericho reach the ring and get a piece of him, but as Jericho reaches the bottom of the ramp, suddenly ...
Wow! What a buzzkill!! Jericho stops at the bottom of the ramp, and begins backing up as THEODORE LONG enters the arena, walking out in that awful brown suit we saw earlier. Meanwhile Jeff watches on as we see that the SmackDown GM has a microphone.
Whoa whoa whoa!! I’m not gonna’ allow what happened at the start of the show happen here. Jericho ... I want you to back up this ramp right now playa ... and Jeff stay put in that ring.
This actually gets some heat from the crowd but Long is doing what he feels is right for this brand.
Now ... it seems you two have some issues you want to get sorted out, huh playas?? Well, you got your chance ... three weeks from now ... at The Bash ... it will be Chris Jericho versus JEFF HARDY!!
A complete 180 occurs as the fans cheer extremely loudly as Jeff nods his head, looking pleased despite not getting his hands on Jericho tonight, meanwhile his opponent at The Bash looks rather pleased himself.
And to up the ante a little bit ... that match ... will be a number one contenders match ... for the WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP!!
Another huge pop happens here as Long looks rather pleased with himself, as both Superstars nod.
A huge announcement ... JERICHO/HARDY it will happen!
For a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship no less.
As Teddy walks backstage, and Jeff and Jericho continue to look at each other, we cut backstage quickly where we see BOBBY LASHLEY watching a television set, obviously having just seen what happened, he seems to be shaking his head as we fade to a commercial.
RAW REBOUND | THE MONARCHY’S NIGHT
~ WE BEGIN THE NIGHT WITH WILLIAM REGAL TELLING EVERYONE THAT HIS TEAM WILL WIN AT FULLY LOADED
~ THEN WE SEE WADE BARRETT TAKE ON REY MYSTERIO AND WIN THANKS TO REGAL
~ NOW CRYME TYME AUCTION OFF MCINTYRE’S AND MCGUINESS’ PERSONAL ITEMS, ONLY TO BE ATTACKED
~ THEN WE END THE PACKAGE WITH WILLIAM REGAL PINNING SHAWN MICHAELS IN THE MAIN EVENT
Back from commercial ...
Welcome back ladies and gentleman, and just before the commercial break we found out Jeff Hardy and Chris Jericho will go one on one at The Bash, and the winner will receive a World Title shot in the future. But let’s take you back to earlier tonight, where quite the storm was brewing around the United States Championship.
If you want to know what happened, scroll up.
Once the video concludes, in the arena JAMIE NOBLE is bouncing up and down in the ring, waiting for his opponent tonight.
For the second time tonight, a solid pop greets the arrival of the United States Champion, KOFI KINGSTON who bounds out onto the stage and proceeds to do three thunderclaps, the crowd playing along before jogging forward and jumping, creating another massive pyro explosion. The Wildcat continues down the ramp, high fiving a few fans before climbing into the ring, approaching the turnbuckle, and climbing it, doing another three claps before dropping down.
Kofi Kingston will find out next week who he defends his championship against next week but this week, he faces a tough test in Jamie Noble.
I have no idea why he has to compete in a number one contenders match especially since he should have a rematch clause.
He revoked that when he spoke back to the General Manager.
Match 4 – Singles Match
Jamie Noble vs. Kofi Kingston
Surprisingly, in the early going, Noble puts the pressure on Kingston, showing everyone how dangerous he can be, targeting the right leg of his opponent. But the skills of the United States Champion came to light as he thought back into the match, slowly but surely, creating some awesome moments from the top rope, and finally getting Noble with The Boomdrop and then finishing Noble off with Trouble in Paradise.
Winner – Kofi Kingston @ 4.05
Kingston gets to his feet and has his arm raised by the referee before being handed his U.S Title. He exits the ring and high fives a few fans while walking up the ramp.
A solid victory for the United States Champion here tonight, and no doubt he’ll be eagerly awaiting next week in the hope that he can get his hands on R-Truth.
We would have got them going at it earlier if wasn’t for Teddy Long interrupting and suspended Truth from the arena.
Cut backstage where GREGORY HELMS is deep in conversation with our lovely Assistant General Manager, LAYLA, who is looking beautiful as ever. But the two of them are interrupted by an unknown voice.
Well well well ... what do we have here??
Helms turns and we see DOLPH ZIGGLER enter the shot to a smattering of boos.
What do you want??
What do I want?? Oh ... nothin’ much. Just, that you’re looking at the future Cruiserweight Champion, because next week, Greg ... I’m gonna’ show everyone just how great ... I ... am.
Ziggler grins from ear to ear while Helms simply stares at him.
Who’s to say you’ll beat John Morrison ... who’s to say you’ll beat me next week. In case you forgot, I’m the longest running Cruiserweight Champion in history, you’ll have be on you’re A game to beat me.
Ziggler laughs a little.
Greg ... I’m always on my A game. I’ll see ya’ next week, pal.
Ziggler slaps Greg on the side of the arm, then brushes past him but stops next to Layla and winks at the assistant General Manager. Layla doesn’t seem too bothered as she simply smiles at Ziggler, did we just see a spark??
Back from commercial, we are backstage again where KELLY KELLY is talking to BRIE & NIKKI BELLA in the Divas locker room.
I know but look at it this way, I’m sure Evan will be back soon.
Yeah, you won’t have to deal with Mike for much longer.
Kelly nods before getting a huge from both The Bella Twins but then the door to the locker room opens up and in comes MIKE KNOX. Kelly jumps as the door slams into the wall.
Uh ... what are you doin?? This is the Divas locker room, get out!
Knox ignores Brie and grabs Kelly by the arm.
WHAT ARE YOU-
Knox turns to Kelly.
Kelly looks at Brie and Nikki before sighing and doing what Mike said, shutting the door behind her.
Now listen here, I don’t want you anywhere near Kelly.
Why not?? Scared we’ll hurt her?? It seems you’re doing a good enough job at that.
Brie glances at Nikki for some back up and Nikki stands firm with her sister.
I wouldn’t hurt her, but I’ll have no problem hurtin’ you if you don’t shut up.
The Bella’s do the smart thing ny shutting their mouths.
Good, now I don’t want you anywhere near Kelly, do you understand??
Nikki and Brie nod siliently, but when Knox opens the door to leave and join Kelly on the outside.
Y’know ... I can’t wait ‘till Evan gets back so he can teach you a lesson.
Knox speaks over his shoulder.
Bourne?? I injured him once ... I’ll do it again if need be.
Knox now exits the locker room, grabbing Kelly by the arm and dragging her down the hall as we fade into the arena.
Where The Italian Stallion SANTINO MARELLA is already in the ring, and when his name is announced he gets a mixed reaction of both heat and cheers.
I for one, cannot wait until Evan Bourne returns from his minor injury, Mike Knox has frightened that poor girl too much for my liking.
Usually, J.R, I am a fan of Mike, but what he’s doing now is too much, I’ll agree with you on that one.
Well, anyway, ladies and gentleman, in the ring is Santino Marella, gearing up for some in-ring action.
Santino’s in for a fight as The Fighting Irishman, FINLAY makes his way onto the stage which is engulfed in green lighting. He gets a small, respectful pop from the fans as he walks down the ring, slapping a few hands of the fans nearest the steel steps before jogging up them and stepping into the ring.
Match 5 – Singles Match
Finlay vs. Santino Marella
Entertaining contest in this one, with comedy playing a major role on the part of Santino which got a good reaction from the crowd, and even got Finlay smiling at one point before the Irishman cut him down and went to work. But Marella used some dirty tactics and managed to fight back into the match, looking to pick up the victory over Finlay. In the end though, as Finlay was making a comeback, Marella ducked a clothesline attempt and rolled Finlay up, putting his legs on the bottom rope.
Winner – Santino Marella @ 4.47
Santino steals one!! The Italian rolls quickly out of the ring as Finlay rises quickly to his feet, looking to the referee for an explanation.
He won?? HE WON!?!
It appears so, with some help from the ropes, Santino picks up the victory.
Finlay points at Marella, and tells him “you got lucky this time”.
We now cut backstage, where Matt Striker is waiting to interview his next guest.
Ladies and gentleman, my guest at this time, he is a former World and WWE Champion, and he is the current number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship ... I give to you, John Cena.
A massive pop as this is the first time we’ve seen JOHN CENA tonight, entering the camera shot from the side, smiling at the camera then patting Striker on the shoulder.
John, last week you became number one contender, how do you feel now that you get your chance at revenge on Matt Hardy.
I feel great, Matt, I really do. Not only do I get my chance at the World Heavyweight Championship, but after what Hardy did to me two weeks ago, I get my chance at revenge.
I know I was puttin’ on a brave face last week, but I’ll admit ... I was pretty banged up, hell ... I’m still a little sore.
Cena feels his back.
But tonight, I have to put that out of my mind once again, because I team with ...
A grin from Cena.
I team with someone who I haven’t got along with in the past, Edge.
Solid cheer while Cena laughs at the reaction.
Everyone knows our history, but we’ve both moved on, he has problems with Kane while I have issues with the World Heavyweight Championship. Hardy made a mistake by attackin’ me two weeks ago, and I plan on making him pay. That starts tonight, and it ends at The Bash.
Pause from John.
Mark my words, Matt, I WILL take the championship back.
Cena turns and exits the scene to cheers as we cut to a commercial.
Back from the break and in the ring already is The Big Red Monster, KANE who adjusts his glove and proceeds to wait for this match to continue.
***HUNT YOU DOWN***
A ear blowing about of heat comes from the Baltimore crowd as the World Heavyweight Champion, MATT HARDY comes walking on to the stage. He’s wearing a black vest which says “COLD ONE” and the World Heavyweight Title around his waist. Hardy ignores the boos, venturing down the ramp, entering the ring and walking to the corner. He unhooks the belt and raises it high in the air, he drops down but as soon as he drops, Kane is right next to him, staring at the title. After a couple of seconds, Kane backs off and turns to the stage, while Matt hands his title to the ref, perplexed.
It’s main event time folks, and we’ve got a huge tag match for you, four of the biggest Superstars on SmackDown will compete.
Not only do Edge and Cena have history but Matt Hardy and Kane have some as well. If you remember these two were embroiled in a huge personal rivalry a few years back.
Complete opposite to Hardy’s reaction, the cheers are in good force as The Rated R Superstar, EDGE walks through the smoke that has filled the stage. The silver and black lighting shoots all over the arena as Edge rubs his face before walking down the ramp, eyes focused on Kane and Matt. But, Edge does the smart thing by not sliding into the ring, instead he will wait for his tag team partner.
Edge and Kane’s rivalry has just started, but it’s got personal extremely quickly. Kane injured Edge’s best friend and now Edge feels he has to gain some retribution.
Which may serve to be Edge’s worst decision of his career.
***MY TIME IS NOW***
A booming mixed reaction, leaning more towards cheers occurs as JOHN CENA jogs onto the stage, wearing his usual blue t-shirt and blue jean shorts. Cena smiles at the reaction and then looks at the camera, saying “time to go to work”, he salutes for the crowd but instead of running down the ramp, he only walks, stopping next to Edge. The two long time rivals stare at each other, before nodding and looking at their opponents. Then they jog into the ring, sliding in and taking the fight to their respective rivals as the referee calls for the bell.
MAIN EVENT: TAG TEAM MATCH
Edge & John Cena vs. Kane & Matt Hardy
Once order is restored to the match, Kane and Edge start off for their teams and you can see the personal rivalry shine through as Edge and Kane traded blow after blow. Thanks to some under handed tactics by Hardy, Kane took complete control over Edge. The Big Red Monster took Edge into the corner and went to town on his stomach, with right fist after right fist, before pulling him out of the corner and planting him with a suplex.
Kane tagged in Hardy who continued the control over Edge, making sure to keep him away from Cena and in his own corner. They used quick tags to keep Edge away from Cena, bullying him into submission. But finally, Hardy went too far by pushing Cena off the apron before turning around, spotting Edge running at him, and the two clunk head as they meet.
Cena slowly climbs onto the apron, and gets the hot tag to Edge. Cena took strides in winning the match but just as he was getting set up for the Attitude Adjustment, Kane entered the ring, grabbing Cena from behind and planting him with a choke slam, to which Hardy got the cover.
Winners – Kane & Matt Hardy @ 8.24
The World Heavyweight Champion picks up a huge victory thanks to Kane’s Chokeslams and the fans do not like it one bit as they boo the hell out of them.
They stole it!!
Kane re-enters the ring after we hear a huge thud on the outside, as it appears Cena has been launched into the steel steps!! The Big Red Monster glares at Matt which tells him to step back, he reaches down and picks Edge up to his feet, grabs him by the throat and HOISTS HIM UP BEFORE PLANTING HIM WITH THE CHOKESLAM!!
NO! This match is over! This is uncalled for!
You wanna’ tell him that?!
The Big Red Monster laughs away as he leaves the ring, backing up the ramp. Some referees come down and help Edge to the back as Hardy watches on. The fans cheer Edge as he is helped up the ramp, but those cheers turn to boos as the World Heavyweight Champion looks over at Cena who is just getting to his feet. The champion quickly rolls out of the ring, and tackles Cena , PUSHING HIM BACK IN TO THE EDGE OF THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!
So many boo as Cena holds his back, dropping to his knees, wincing in pain. Hardy snarls at him, picking him up, and launching him into the ring post to another batch of heat!!
OH COME ON!!
Hardy turns to Jim and walks over to him, staring in his eyes, before saying “give me your belt”.
Hardy shouts at him to give the belt.
Do it, J.R!
Ross reluctantly unhooks his belt, and pulls it out, giving his belt to Hardy who grabs it from him and walks over to Cena. He LASHES THE BELT OFF THE BACK OF CENA AT LEAST FIVE TIMES!! The crowd go absolutely crazy with boos as Hardy simply looks down at Cena, dropping the belt.
The World Heavyweight Champion walks over to the time keeper ... and pulls a STEEL CHAIR out of the booth, taking it over to Cena and SMASHING IT OFF THE BACK OF HIM OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! We can hear Hardy shouting “I’M THE CHAMPION”.
HE’S HAD ENOUGH!! JESUS ... SOMEONE STOP THIS MAN!!
Matt isn’t done though, amazingly he isn’t satisfied as he walks to the announce table and pulls the top of the table off!! He yanks out the monitors, and as he turns around, surprisingly, Cena has shown his fortitude and is on his knees, starting to get up, but Matt PICKS UP ONE OF THE MONITORS, SPRINTS FORWARD AND SMASHES ONE INTO THE FOREHEAD OFF HIS RIVAL!!
This is sickening! Somebody get the hell out here!!
The World Champ pulls Cena up to his feet, he’s out of it though as Hardy struggles to hold his dead weight up. We hear a sudden gasp as Cena is BUSTED open, blood trickling down his forehead, over his nose and down his chin!!
Hardy pulls Cena over to the announce table and struggles to place him on it, but gets there eventually. Matt reaches into the ring, and pulls his title out. The Cold One walks to Cena, grabs him by the back of the head, pulls his head up a little bit, and shoves the title to his face, telling him “THIS IS MINE ... DO YOU HEAR ME?? MINE. YOU WILL NEVER BE WORLD CHAMPION!”.
This is too much ... MATT WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU!!
Matt shoots a glare at J.R before letting go of the title. He turns his attention back to Cena and climbs up onto the table with him!! The heat is indescribable as Hardy struggles to lift Cena to his feet, HARDY SUDDENLY KICKS CENA IN STOMACH AND ...
TWIST OF HATE ... THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!!
BAH GAWD ... NO!!
The table has been destroyed and so has John Cena!!
Hardy slowly gets to his feet, holding the back of his head, obviously feeling some pain from going through the table, but it’s Cena who’s got the brunt of it as he hasn’t moved since hitting the floor. The crowd nearest the announce table cover their mouths in shock, but the fans farther out begin a rapturous “CE-NA” chant but it’s not going to help.
Matt reaches and picks up the World Heavyweight Championship, and he puts his boot on the chest of Cena, raising his belt, high in the air.
Never in my career have I seen Cena like this, Matt ... what have you done??
With those lasting words, SmackDown fades to black.
End of Show
CURRENT CARD FOR THE BASH
Date: 12 July 2009
Location: ARCO Arena; Sacramento, California
Event Music: "Whyyawannabringmedown" by Aranda & "Seasons" by Veer Union
World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contenders Match:
Chris Jericho vs. Jeff Hardy
MORE MATCHES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Jamie Sky = Velvet Sky fyi