Detailed 6/8/12 WWE Friday Night Smackdown Report
We see the Smackdown opening video and Josh Mathews welcomes us to the show from Columbia, South Carolina. Booker T informs us that we will look back to Monday Night Raw to see what happened between John Cena and Michael Cole.
Alberto Del Rio makes his way out in a 6-Series BMW Drop-Top. Del Rio shows us what he did to Sheamus this past Monday night on Raw. Del Rio tells Sheamus not to mess with him, because at No Way Out he is going to break his arm and take the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus’ music hits, but out comes Ricardo Rodriguez dressed as Sheamus. Del Rio says he never lies and tells us that it is not Sheamus. He says anybody can spike their hair and act like a hooligan, but on the other hand there is only one Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio asks Rodriguez if he is going to hit him with the Brogue Kick, and Rodriguez mocks it and falls down. Sheamus’ music hits again and the real Sheamus comes out this time. He gets in the ring and tosses Rodriguez over the top rope. Del Rio and Sheamus brawl in the ring before Del Rio and Rodriguez retreat up the ramp. Sheamus chases after them and slams Del Rio into the big WWE logo on the stage. Rodriguez comes back and he and Del Rio double-team Sheamus before some referees come out to break them up. Teddy Long comes out and says he is in charge tonight and makes two matches: Alberto Del Rio vs. The Great Khali and Sheamus vs. Kane. Khali makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial, and his match against Del Rio is next.
Match #1: Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. The Great Khali
Del Rio attempts to kick and punch Khali, but Khali takes him down and then backs him into a corner and chops him. Khali slams Del Rio’s head into the corner and chops him again. Khali puts Del Rio in the corner and charges at him, but Del Rio moves and Khali gets caught on the top rope. Del Rio takes advantage and begins working on Khali’s knee. Del Rio connects with a drop kick and goes for a cover, but Khali kicks out at two. Del Rio kicks Khali in the head and goes for another cover, but Khali kicks out again. Del Rio continues to wrench Khali’s knee and kicks him in the head again. Del Rio comes off the second rope, but Khali chops him down to the mat and clubs him down repeatedly. Khali looks to be going for the Khali Chop, but Rodriguez gets on the apron to distract him. Del Rio takes advantage and places Khali in the cross arm-breaker submission and Khali taps out. Winner: Alberto Del Rio.
We see The Big Show’s sit-down interview where he says he doesn’t care about anything. He says his legacy up to now has been a fluke because he was a big, funny guy who cared about the fans. He says he’s not playing nice anymore and doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings. He says it’s everybody else’s turn to feel his pain.
We go backstage and see Teddy Long on the phone. Cameron, Naomi, and Brodus Clay walk up. Teddy says Clay is no longer allowed on Raw, but is now a permanent member of Smackdown. He says he sees The Big Show in every one of his opponents. He walks away with Naomi and Cameron, and he is in action next.
Match #2: Brodus Clay (w/Cameron and Naomi) vs. Derrick Bateman
Clay backs Bateman into the corner and pounds away on him. Clay tosses Bateman to the outside and goes out after him. He headbutts him and tosses him into the ring announcer area. Clay tosses Bateman back into the ring and squashes him in the corner. Clay tosses Bateman and splashes him for the pin fall. Winner: Brodus Clay.
We see that Sin Cara will be in action next.
We see a Raw 1,000 Moment and it is the main event for the wCw Championship between Booker T and Buff Bagwell.
Match #3: Drew McIntyre vs. Sin Cara
McIntyre kicks Cara down to the mat, but Cara comes back with some kicks of his own and takes him down with an arm drag. McIntyre takes Cara over the top rope and kicks him down to the floor. McIntyre tosses Cara back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Cara kicks out at two. McIntyre places Cara in a headlock, but Cara powers out, but McIntyre stomps him back down to the mat. Cara puts McIntyre into the ring post and takes him down with a head scissors and an back spring elbow. McIntyre comes back and takes Cara down with a big boot and goes for the cover, but Cara kicks out at two. McIntyre tosses Cara into the corner, but Cara gets his boots up and takes McIntyre down. Cara goes up and dives, but McIntyre catches him, and after a series of reversals Cara takes McIntyre down with a DDT for the pin fall. Winner: Sin Cara.
We are reminded that the main event tonight will be Kane vs. Sheamus. We also see that Ryback will be in action next.
Match #4: Handicap Match: Kevin Mahoney and Tony Adrionis vs. Ryback
Ryback tosses one of them into the ropes and then the other one on top of the other one. He spears both of them in the corner and then clotheslines one of them. He power bombs the other one and delivers his muscle buster finisher to both of them for the pin fall. Winner: Ryback.
We see that Christian and Dolph Ziggler will go one-on-one later tonight and we see that The Peep Show will return tonight with Christian’s guest being Cody Rhodes.
We’re back from commercial and Cody Rhodes interrupts the set up for The Peep Show. Cody begins an anti-Christian rant before Christian makes his way out. Christian says if Rhodes wanted to host, all he had to do was ask. Rhodes says before Over the Limit, Christian didn’t care about the people. Rhodes asks him why he went soft. Christian says he had a moment of clarity. Christian says Edge’s Hall of Fame Speech made him realize that he wanted to be known as the guy who came back and did his best, won Championships, and put together a Hall of Fame career. Rhodes says that’s a load of garbage and mocks Christian for mentioning the Hall of Fame. Rhodes says at No Way Out, the title is coming home. Christian says he would prefer if Rhodes would shut his mouth. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Ziggler says he is going to show off and beat Christian right now.
Match #5: Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler goes behind Christian and takes him down to the mat. Christian shoots Ziggler off the ropes and takes him down with a flap jack. Ziggler shoulders Christian in between the ropes, but Christian takes Ziggler to the outside and connects with a baseball slide. Christian goes to the outside and Ziggler connects with a knee lift as we go to the commercial. We’re back from the commercial and Ziggler goes for the cover, but Christian kicks out at two. Ziggler choked Christian over the rope and applies a headlock, but Christian fights out. Ziggler keeps the advantage and slingshots Christian into the turnbuckles and drives his shoulder into Christian’s back. Christian comes back and kicks Ziggler through the ropes, but Ziggler goes for the Zigzag, which Christian reverses into a power bomb. Christian connects with a right hand but Ziggler takes advantage and goes for the cover, and Christian kicks out at two. Ziggler shoves Christian’s head away, but Christian comes back and takes Ziggler down. Christian goes for the corner and goes for the Spear, but Ziggler counters with a dropkick and goes for the cover, but Christian kicks out at two. Ziggler applies the sleeper hold, but Christian counters and goes to the top rope. Ziggler goes up, but Christian punches him down and hits the frog splash for the pin fall. Winner: Christian.
We see that we will revisit what happened between John Cena and Michael Cole from this past Monday night on Raw, next.
We get a recap of Cena/Cole from Monday. Afterwards, Cole gets on the microphone and says that Monday night was one of the most traumatic experiences of his life. Jim Ross’ music hits and Hornswoggle runs out dressed as J.R. Hornswoggle comes out and mumbles and plays the video again. Damien Sandow comes out and begs our indulgence for one moment. He introduces himself again and says he is here to help us again. He says the lambs of the WWE are being led to the slaughter of their own ineptitude. He says he will not allow it to happen. He calls Hornswoggle a diminutive ignoramus and says he will be taught a lesson. Tyson Kidd comes out and dropkicks Sandow. Kidd calls Sandow into the ring and Sandow walks away from the ring. Sandow turns around and attacks Kidd from behind. He knees Kidd and hits him with his neck breaker and regains his composure before leaving the ring.
We are reminded again of tonight’s main event: Kane vs. Sheamus.
We’re back from commercial and we see Kane backstage. Matt Striker walks up and asks Kane how he feels about potentially beating Punk and Sheamus in the same week. Kane says he has no feelings but tells Striker to ask Punk and Sheamus how it feels to be chokeslamed to hell. Striker asked Kane to comment on the look that Kane and A.J. shared on Raw. Kane stares at him and scares him off. As Kane walks away, A.J. comes out from behind a crate and looks at him.
Match #6: Antonio Cesaro (w/Aksana) vs. Jimmy Uso
Cesaro takes Uso into the corner but Uso comes back and takes Cesaro down to the mat and hits a headbutt and goes for the cover, but Cesaro kicks out. Uso comes off the ropes, but Cesaro catches him and delivers an uppercut. Cesaro hits his finisher for the pin fall. Winner: Antonio Cesaro.
We see a Raw 1,000 flashback and Sheamus talks about his favorite moment on Raw, which was when he won a Breakthrough Battle Royal to become the number one contender.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring for tonight’s main event as we go to the commercial break.
Match #7: Kane vs. Sheamus
They both tie up and Kane eventually takes Sheamus down with a shoulder block. Sheamus comes back and works on Kane’s arm and pounds away on him. Kane catches Sheamus and tosses him into the corner, but Sheamus reverses and pounds on Kane in the corner. Kane comes back and hits Sheamus with a right hand in the corner and chokes Sheamus on the rope. Kane punches Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus catches him with an elbow and a knee lift. Kane takes Sheamus and tosses him over the top rope and delivers a big boot to send Sheamus to the floor as we go to commercial. We’re back and Kane is working over Sheamus in the ring. Kane side slams Sheamus and goes for the cover, but Sheamus kicks out at two. Kane applies another headlock, but Sheamus powers out and gets his boots into Kane’s face. Sheamus goes up top and dives off the top rope onto Kane. Sheamus pounds away on Kane in the corner and hits his running knee lift and a clubbing blow that sends Kane to the mat. Sheamus kicks Kane in the face and slams him down for a cover, but Kane kicks out. Sheamus lifts Kane up, but Kane gets out and kicks Sheamus and goes for the cover, but he kicks out at two. Sheamus connects with the Irish Curse back breaker and goes for the cover, but Kane kicks out and Sheamus drops a few knees onto him. Sheamus catches Kane on the apron and delivers his vintage ten clubbing blows. Sheamus attempts to suplex Kane into the ring, but Kane reverses and knocks Sheamus down. Kane goes up top, but Sheamus catches him and goes for a suplex. Kane headbutts Sheamus off the top rope and dives off, but Sheamus moves and hits White Noise on Kane. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but Kane catches him and goes for a chokeslam, but Sheamus reverses and they collide in the ring. Del Rio and Rodriguez come out and Rodriguez gets in the ring and causes the disqualification. Winner by disqualification: Sheamus. Kane goes for a chokeslam on Sheamus, but A.J. comes out from the back and looks at him. Kane is distracted and he turns right around into a Brogue Kick. Sheamus taunts Del Rio, who is backing up the ramp. Sheamus delivers a Brogue Kick to Rodriguez. Sheamus poses in the ring and stares down Del Rio as Smackdown comes to a close.