Detailed 12/7 WWE Smackdown Recap
by Brian Leeman
We kick off with Booker T in the ring! He says he has to make a tough decision. Booker announces a no contact clause between Show & Sheamus until TLC because of their recent fighting. Contracts are set up and Booker calls down Show & Sheamus. Booker tells Sheamus that he’ll lose his shot if he attacks Show, and Show loses the title if he attacks Sheamus. Both men sit down and look at the contracts. Sheamus says that it will be worth the wait to beat Big Show. Show says that he withstood what Sheamus dealt out but he hasn’t seen what he can do yet. Both men vow to end the other’s career. Show flips the table on Sheamus. Sheamus goes crazy as Big Show holds up the contract and Booker holds him back. Booker T puts Sheamus in a match with Alberto Del Rio. Booker puts Show in a match against Daniel Bryan…and it’s next!
Daniel Bryan vs Big Show
Big Show overpowers Bryan to start the match. Chop from Show in the corner. Bryan dodges a chop and kicks Big Show in the stomach and gets a flurry of elbows in before Show takes back over with a body slam. Show methodically works over Bryan before sending him out of the ring. Big Show gets Bryan on his shoulders but Bryan fights off onto the apron. Bryan dives but Show chops him in mid-air. Commercial.
We return and Show is still beating down Bryan, working on the left arm. Crowd is getting behind Bryan. Bryan with a diving knee off the ropes and two huge dropkicks in the corner. Bryan with loads of kicks to a downed Big Show. Big Show goes for a chokeslam but Bryan reverses into a DDT. Another big kick! Bryan goes to the top rope but as he’s up there, The Shield comes through the crowd. Big Show gets up and chokeslams Bryan off the ropes.
Winner: Big Show
The Shield beat down on Bryan before Kane comes down to the ring. The pack mentality works as The Shield beat down Kane. Reigns does the assisted powerbomb to Kane thru the announce table.
Damien Sandow is in the ring as we return. He’s looking for an apprentice. He selects a guy in a Santino Marella shirt. First question is five plus five equals…and the man says ten. #2…who is the current president of the US? He answers Obama. #3…What 17th century genre of art focused on still live paintings…something something something. Sandow says he’s not surprised. He claims the man has disgraced himself and sends him out of the ring. The Miz’s music hits and he comes out in a suit. Miz makes fun of Sandow’s outfit. Miz makes fun of Sandow some more before leaving.
Brodus Clay & The Usos vs 3MB
Slater and Jey start off for their respective teams. Clothesline from Jey. Tag to Jimmy. Slater forces Jimmy into the corner and tags in McIntyre. Uso with a kick to the stomach but he’s kicked in the face by McIntyre. Tag to Brodus Clay, who takes down McIntyre and knocks Slater/Mahal off the apron. Splash in the corner, followed by a T-Bone Suplex from Brodus. Tag to Jey Uso. Slater and Jinder take out Brodus. Jey dives out of the ring onto Jinder. McIntyre trips Jey off the ropes and hits the Future Shock for the win.
Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett
Orton takes control in the early going as they travel to the outside. Orton slams Barrett’s face into the steps and chucks him into the barricade. Barrett with a kick to Orton’s stomach and a toss, shoulder first, into the steel steps. Barrett with a back kick to Orton off the apron.
We return and Barrett has Orton in a headlock. Barrett is still beating down Orton, choking him on the ropes. Orton is sent to the outside. Barrett goes for a diving elbow but Orton gets out of the way. Orton with the clotheslines and a powerslam. Randy hits the elevated snap DDT and sets up for an RKO. Orton goes for an RKO but Barrett counters. Barrett tries to take the turnbuckle pad off and Kofi intervenes. Barrett turns around into an RKO.
Winner: Randy Orton
Primo & Epico vs Khali & Hornswoggle
Khali takes control early of Primo. Outside the ring, Rosa does a sexy dance before getting tripped by Hornswoggle. Rosa chases him and gets clotheslined by Natalya. Full catfight on the outside. Meanwhile, in the ring, Khali falls to the floor after Primo ducks. Primo pulls Hornswoggle into the ring and slams him to the mat. Tag to Epico. Khali gets back in the ring and clotheslines both Colon brothers. Brain chop to Epico. Tag to Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle with a tadpole splash for the win.
Winners: Khali & Honrswoggle
The Shield do a great promo on a camera in the back somewhere. They call out Miz, Orton, Team Hell No and Ryback. Great stuff here, Ambrose looked great and Rollins sounded good.
Antonio Cesaro makes fun of Americans and compares them to Dusty Rhodes. He mocks the American look. Truth cuts him off and makes fun of Cesaro. Truth puts over the hard working people of America. Truth says that Cesaro is picking a fight with America and America fights back! Truth says “when you kick my dog…I’mma kick yo’ cat!”. Can’t make this stuff up. Nice little promo though. They brawl and Cesaro rolls out, leaving the US title in the ring.
Sheamus vs Alberto Del Rio
Sheamus with a flurry of offense before Del Rio gets to work with some kicks to Sheamus and rake to the eyes in the corner. Del Rio goes for the enziguri early but Sheamus gets his knees up and regains control. Sheamus keeps control and Del Rio rolls out of the ring to regain composure but Sheamus follows him out and slams him off the announce table (which was apparently rebuilt at some point). Sheamus tries a suplex to the outside of the ring but Del Rio fights it off and kicks Sheamus in the legs off the apron. Big Show makes his way down the ramp. Commercial.
Del Rio had Sheamus in an arm lock as we return and quickly neutralizes Sheamus with some kicks. Body slam from Del Rio and he goes to the top. Moonsault off the 2nd rope from Del Rio. That was interesting! Think he should keep that in his moveset. Sheamus gets Del Rio into the corner and puts him onto the top rope. Del Rio slides back and grabs Sheamus’ arm, applying the armbreaker while hanging over the ropes. Del Rio tries an axe handle smash but Sheamus counters with a polish hammer. Sheamus picks up tons of momentum and starts clubbing Del Rio over the ropes. Sheamus suplexes Del Rio into the ring and climbs to the top. Diving shoulder block! Backstabber from Del Rio for a count of two.Del Rio tries for the Cross Armbreaker but Sheamus reverses. Sheamus gets caught up in the rope and Del Rio springboards and enziguris Sheamus in the air. Close call and another great move from Del Rio. Del Rio tries another moonsault and misses. Sheamus with an Irish Curse and a cloverleaf. Del Rio taps!
Big Show starts walking down to the ring. Big Show tries to antagonize Sheamus. Instead of hitting Big Show, he throws Rodriguez into Big Show’s groin area, sending him to the mat as the show ends.