Smackdown SPOILERS from San Diego
Jul 18, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Credit: Will Pruett & ProWrestling.net
Booker T, Michael Cole, and Josh Mathews came out for commentary. Cole has new music. Lilian Garcia was the ring announcer. The ending of the Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio match from Money in the Bank was shown…
Rey Mysterio made his entrance and they replayed his segment from Raw with Alberto Del Rio. Mysterio cut a promo. Rey was in his hometown to announce that he’s back. Del Rio and Ricardo came out without a car to cut him off. Del Rio accused him of being a chihuahua and said he took Mysterio out.
Del Rio is upset at Sheamus for beating him at Money in the Bank. Dolph Ziggler came out to say he will be the next World Heavyweight Champion. He’s upset at Del Rio for thwarting his cash in on Sunday. Rey Mysterio interrupted their argument and suggested they fight. Ziggler said they should. Sheamus entered.
Sheamus awkwardly hugged Mysterio and called him fella. Sheamus and Mysterio were ready to fight. Del Rio left. Ziggler almost took a 619, but Vickie saved him. Solid opening segment. I’m guessing we get a tag match tonight…
1. The Primetime Players (w/A.W.) and Hunico and Camacho defeated Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Epico, and Primo. Darren Young pinned Primo (or Epico) after he fell off the top rope onto Young’s knees.
Big Show hit the ring and said he was there to demolish the tag division. He hit everyone and double chokeslammed Hunico and Camacho. He delivered a promo in which he said, “And…what?” and left. That seemed unnecessary…
A Raw 1000 vignette with Jeremy Piven was shown. Long live SummerFest…
The aforementioned tag match main event with Sheamus and Mysterio vs. Del Rio and Ziggler will happen tonight… A Tout commercial aired…
2. Damien Sandow defeated Zack Ryder. Sandow said we were embarrassing ourselves by supporting Ryder. Ryder attacked him, then the match started. Sandow over Ryder with his neckbreaker.
The Peep Show was up next. Christian came out. He said that bizarre was taken to a whole new level, then showed a recap of Daniel Bryan and AJ on Raw. Bryan and AJ entered. Bryan held the ropes for her. The wedding planning is apparently going well, then we saw a clip of them planning. It was delightful and silly.
Christian asked Bryan if he was sure he was doing the right thing. Bryan said yes. AJ said she has forgiven Bryan. Christian asked if this was true love. They said yes, then the crowd chanted yes.
Christian asked the crowd if they should get married, which they chanted a yes/no mixture for. Christian asked the crowd if they thought Bryan and AJ knew what they were doing. They answered with yes/no. He asked if AJ knew what she was doing, she slapped Christian.
They went to leave and Christian announced that AJ has a psychotic ex that Bryan would be facing right now. Cue Kane to enter for a match…
3. Kane defeated Daniel Bryan (w/A.J.) by DQ. A.J. tried to interfere, which led to Bryan being disqualified. After the match, A.J. nearly kissed Kane, but she declined doing so. Bryan and A.J. kissed on the ramp in front of Kane. This could be the start of a program.
Heath Slater is out. They replayed his Raw 1000 package. He said that the one man band is on Smackdown, baby. His luck is about to change because he said it’s going to. Road Warrior Animal entered to make sure that didn’t happen.
4. Road Warrior Animal defeated Heath Slater. Animal won with a powerslam and an elbow drop. Fun stuff…
Vickie Guerrero yelled at Ricardo about being called a donkey earlier in the night. A comedy segment that was almost funny.
Slater is tired of the legends and challenges anyone to come get him out of the ring. Triple H’s music hit. You know how this goes. Pedigree. Crowd pops huge. Done.
5. Sheamus and Rey Mysterio defeated Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler by DQ. Mysterio wore new gear – black pants with one white stripe and yellow lettering that say 619. There’s a shirt attached with just one question mark on it. Fun look, since he seems to have lost weight.
Mysterio sold for most of the match before making a hot tag to Sheamus. Ricardo interfered by grabbing Sheamus, which set up for the Brogue Kick. There was a DQ finish with Mysterio and Sheamus winning, technically.
Del Rio attacked Sheamus post-match. Ziggler looked as if he was about to cash in when Mysterio kicked him, then hit the 619. Sheamus hit the Brogue kick on Ziggler. Sheamus and Mysterio celebrated to end Smackdown.