Detailed 8/29/11 Smackdown Recap

Aug 30, 2011 - by Atlee Greene

Tonight’s show takes place from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas


The show opens with John Cena making his way to the ring for the first match of the evening. Cuts a promo before the match. Tells the fans to not be confused because this is Super Smackdown on Tuesday. Says everyone from Raw, Smackdown, NXT, Nitro, Thunder, Heat, Velocity, Afterburn, Smokey Mountain Wrestling and the XFL. He says forget the XFL since it was a worse idea than the Shockmaster. Calls out Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodríguez comes out instead. Tells reminds Cena he is the challenger and will have to wait a little longer to get Del Rio in the ring. Starts yelling in Spanish and Cena cuts him off and says he needs Ricardo to give something to Del Rio personally. Punches Ricardo in the mouth and he falls outside the ring.

Wade Barrett comes out and says Cena must think he is a big shot because he beat up a fat ring announcer. Barrett accuses Cena of trying to make Smackdown his own personal playground. Says Cena learned nothing from last year and requested this match personally. Cena says Barrett is talented but he made is life a living hell last year and has payback in mind for Barrett. Says Barrett is mistaking his kindness for weakness. Says tonight Barrett will find out payback is a bitch as we go to break.


-John Cena vs. Wade Barrett

The match starts with Cena charging at Barrett with rights and lefts and connects with a Bull Dog. Cena tries for a back body drop but is kicked in the face by Barrett. Cena shakes it off and clotheslines him. Cena follows up with a big body slam. Barrett came back with a side slam in the middle of the ring. Barrett is working over Cena in the corner with right and left hand shots. Barrett misses a clothesline and Cena connects with a clothesline and a shoulder tackle. Five Knuckle Shuffle and AA for the pin.

Winner: John Cena via pinfall.

Mark Henry is interviewed by Matt Striker. Says he dosen’t care who wins. Either way, there will be a candidate for the hall of pain. Striker asks to describe what it’s like to be in a cage match. Henry says it’s the dumbest question he has ever heard. Says it’s like flipping a coin. Heads or Tails, everyone losses Henry says.

Sin Cara makes his way to the ring for the next match of the night as we go to break. We are back from break as Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.

-Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan

Chain wrestling back and forth to start the match with each man trying to attack the arm. Both men even in the exchange. Sin Cara flips out of a northern lights attempt and Sin Cara arm drags Bryan and holds the arm. Bryan fights up and drop kicks Sin Cara and Sin Cara falls outside the ring. Bryan hits Sin Cara with a running suicide dive through the middle rope. Bryan works over Sin Cara with kicks to the body. Bryan connects with a running drop kick into the corner and catches Sin Cara in the face. Bryan applies a surf board submission. Sin Cara elbows his way out of the hold. Bryan throws Sin Cara into the ropes and misses the high kick. He charges Sin Cara but Sun Cara dumps him over the top rope to the floor. Sin Cara hits Bryan with a spring board backwards cross body from the ring apron to the floor. Sin Cara throws Bryan back in the ring and covers him for a two count. Chops Daniel Bryan in the corner. Irish whips Bryan in the corner and follows him but Bryan jumps on the second turn buckle back flips over Sin Cara. Both men run off the ropes and Bryan and Sin Cara hits each other with the cross body and are down in the middle of the ring.

Both men get to their feet and they exchange kicks until Bryan gets the better of the exchange. Sin Cara is on his knees and Bryan measures for the big kick to the head and Sin Cara ducks and hits a low fire mans carry which looks like an angle slam. Sin Cara hits the spring board wanton and spring board moonsault combo for the three count.

Winner: Sin Cara via Pinfall

Sin Cara shakes Daniel Bryan’s hand after the match and then kicks Daniel Bryan in the face to the shock of everyone.

Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne cut a promo in the back saying they remember when there were a lot of tag teams like Legion of Doom and Harlem Heat. Kingston says they have a lot to live up to and if anyone can do it, he and Evan can do it. Striker says it will be fun having them as champions and Kofi shows Striker how to do his Boom, Boom, Boom clap.


Aksana is announced as the special guest ring announcer for the next tag team match. Beth Phoenix & Natalya come to the ring first. They are followed by the team of Kelly Kelly & Alica Fox.


-Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs. Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox

Natalya and Kelly start things off as Kelly slaps Natalya in the face and hits the Thez Press. Kelly whips Natalya in the corner but Natalya reverses it. Kelly tries to jump over Kelly using the bottom rope. Natalya catches her legs and slams her down to the mat. Brings her over to corner and tags Beth Phoenix. Beth works over Kelly with forearms and punches to the face. She has Kelly draped over he middle rope and Natalya delivers a boot to the head of Kelly Kelly. Beth goes for the pin but only a two count. Kelly flips out of side slam attempt by Beth and makes the tag to Alica Fox. Fox punches Beth as she charges into the corner and hits a cross body off the top rope on to Beth. Brings Beth into the corner and hits her with several punches. Irish whips Beth into the ropes and tries the Ax kick, but misses and Beth hits her with a double axhandle to the chest which knocks Alica down. Beth picks her up for the Glamslam and that is all she wrote.

Winner: Beth Phoenix & Natalya via pinfall

They show HHH and Teddy Long walking to the ring with the contract for his match with CM Punk at Night of Champions. The contract signing is next.

Teddy Long is in the ring with the table set up for the contract signing. HHH makes his way to the ring first. HHH says he talked to the board of directors and canceled Punk’s match with Kevin Nash. He thanks the board for allowing him to take the suit off for one night. CM Punk enters the ring, sits down in the chair at the table and says he finds all of this unnecessary since HHH’s word is the gospel. HHH says he know he caught him off guard and Punk cuts him off right away and says nothing in this company catches him off guard. HHH yells SHUT UP to Punk. HHH says he is upset with Punk because he has insulted him, his family and the WWE Universe. Reminds Punk he made the “Best in the World” T-Shirt and paid the tab for Punk’s new theme song. Says Punk insulted him as a man and will fight him as a man. Says he is trying to be a good COO but he can only take so much.

Punk says he wants to fight the Cerebral Assassin and not the new him because the new HHH sucks. Says HHH might not be the man for the job and Vince McMahon and him are a like because they can’t separate business issues from personals issues. Says he dose not hate the WWE, but he loves it. Says he speaks his mind when things sucks and wants to be the catalyst for change. HHH says Punk is no different from everyone else and only wants change if it benefits him. HHH says atleast he had the balls to get in people face and tell them he is going to step on them. HHH says half of the people agree with him and other actually like the WWE and like it the way it is. Says he and Puk are a lot alike because they will do whatever it takes to get to the top. The difference is Punk is trying to back door his way to the top. Punk wants everyone to enjoy the WWE and not just half. Says he was a fan before he was a wrestler and he knows what will make this place better since he i a fan at his core. Says he pushed HHH’s buttons because he can and HHH failed because he is just like everyone else in power eh brings in his friends to do his dirty work. He signs the contract and says this was a long time coming since they never liked each other and asks him not to fine him when he kicks his ass at Night of Champions.

HHH signs the contract and says the different between he and Vince is that Vince would have taken a beating for the sake of business. HHH will do no such thing and kick Punk’s skinny fat ass. Kevin Nash comes out to the ring and HHH holds Punk back. Punk pushes out of the ring and Punk kicks Nash in the knee and a couple of punches to the face and HHH throws Punk off of Nash. Nash follows with a big boot. HHH shoves Nash for booting Punk and Nash shoves HHH to the canvas.

We are back from break and Striker ask’s Kevin Nash what happen out in the ring and Nash just ignores him. The next mach begins.


-The Great Khali vs. Sheamus 

Sheamus grabs a headlock but Khali picks him up and throws him off. Chops Sheamus in the corner and follows up with a body slam. Applies a submission hold and Sheamus fights back. Sheamus runs off the ropes and drop kicks Khali’s knee. Sheamus drapes Kahli over the ropes and forearms him in the chest ten times. Sheamus follows up with a shoulder tackle off the top rope. Sheamus sets uo for the Brogue Kick but Jinder Mahal hits Sheamus from behind and Khali connect with the giant chop to the head. Ref calls for the bell.

Winner: Sheamus via DQ

Khali and Mahal work over Sheamus outside the ring. Khali misses the chop and hits the steel post. Sheamus regains the advantage and in the ring with Mahal and hits him with the Irish Cross. Mahal is laid out in the ring and Sheamus celebrates in the ring.


Back from the break and Steel Cage World Heavyweight title match is up next. The cage is lowered and Christian makes his way to the ring first and followed by Orton. Michael Cole brings up this is the 6th meeting between the two this summer. The fans love Orton tonight as he holds the belt high before the ring announcements begin. Only way to win is by pinfall, submission and escaping the cage.


-Randy Orton vs. Christian

The bell rings and Christian kicks Orton in the gut and runs to the door right away but Orton catches him and works him over in the corner. He Irish whips Christian into the opposite corner and Christian tries to climb the cage to escape. Orton catches him again but Christian boots him in the chest. Christian jumps off the second rope for a double ax handle but Orton hits Christian in mid-air with a nice drop kick. Orton covers Christian for a two count and we go to break.

Back from break and Christian whips Orton into the corner but Orton bounces out with a clothesline. Christian pokes Orton in the eyes and climbs to escape again. Orton catches him again and body slams him off the top rope. Randy Orton lands two jumping knee drops and covers Christian for a two count. Orton calls for the door to be opened but Christian hangs on to Orton’s legs. Orton drops down with some punches and attempts his second rope DDT but Christian back drops Orton into the cage. Christian steps on Orton’s throat as the ref yells at him to stop. Christian tries to climb out but Orton barley grabs his ankle. Christian comes down and whips Orton into the corner. Christian charges in and Orton jumps over and rolls up Christian with a school boy for a two count. Christian cuts him off with a spine buster and covers Orton for a two count. Christian hits Orton with a neckbreaker in the center of the ring. Christian calls for the door and Orton gets up and catches Christian with a couple of punches as they both end up in the corner. Christian tries to climb out again as fans chant RKO. Orton climbs up to catch Christian and hits a superplex from the top rope as we go to break.

We are back from the break and Christian is crawling out the door but Orton drags him back in by his legs. Christian charges at Orton but Orton steps out of the way and rams Christian’s head into the cage. Orton clotheslines Christian twice, slams his head into the cage and hits him with his power slam.  Orton tries for the second rope DDT again but Christian escapes. Orton picks up Christian over his shoulder and attempts to ram his head into the cage. Christian blocks it with his hands and Christian slips out of Orton’s grip and drops down chest first with a reverse DDT for a two count. Christian climbs the cage again and Orton grabs him and climbs the cage but Christian pushes him off and hits a frog splash for a two count. Christian heads for the door and Orton catches him. Christian pushes Orton off and tries for the spear but Orton jumps over Christian’s attempt and goes for the RKO. Christian blocks it and spears him. Christian sets up for the punt and Orton moves out of the way. Christian boots Orton jumps to the second rope and fakes jumping at Orton. Orton ducks as Christian climbs the cage. Orton catches Christian and picks him up over his shoulders and drops him down on his back. Orton throws Christian into the cage and hits the second rope DDT. Orton’s RKO is blocked and Orton falls down. Christian climbs to the top of the cage and Orton runs up and meets him at the top of the cage. They are both perched on the top of the cage and exchange punches. Orton gains control and rams Christian’s head off the cage three times and sets up and lands an RKO FROM THE TOP ROPE for the 1-2-3.

Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall.

Mark Henry’s music hits as he storms to the ring. Orton tries to prevent Henry from entering the cage but Henry dropped him with a punch. Mark puts Orton on his shoulders and rams Orton’s head into the cage. He tries it again but Orton slips out and fights back but is knock right back with a clothesline. Henry hits Orton with a big splash and throws him on to his shoulder and rams his head into the cage. Orton falls to the ground holding his arm. Henry brings Orton to the center of ring and hits the world’s strongest slam and celebrates as he stand over a beaten Randy Orton with the world heavyweight title belt.

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