WWE Friday Night Smackdown Recap 6/23/12

Jun 22, 2012 - by Atlee Greene

Friday Night  Smackdown Recap 6/22/12


Teddy Long comes out to open the show and does hit little dance. He says it was his pleasure to announce that John Laurinaitis has been fired which received a thunderous applause from the crowd. Also announces Mick Foley will be the GM this evening which also gets a big pop. Long was about to announce a few more things but The Big Show’s music cuts him off.


Show walks right by Teddy Long on the entrance ramp and heads to the ring. He says first of all, he could care less that John Laurinaitis was fired and he doesn’t care about any of  the fans states Big Show. He says he only he is going to be the real Big Show from now one and not a cooperate puppet and not the “ok boss, I’ll do whatever you want.” kind of person.

He says he would crush John Cena in a fair one on one fight and the fans are upset because they know it’s true. He is moving on from John Cena and throwing his hat into the Money in the Bank match. He says there be no one, no man and no thing that can stop him. He tells the fans he will be the champion as long as he wants when he cashes it in and wins. He says he is not doing for anyone but himself and the WWE Championship is all his.


Somebody call my momma hits the airs waves and a pissed off Brodus Clay comes into the ring. Show cuts him off with some stomps. Clay reverses the whip into the ropes and drops Show with the funky headbutt. Clay works him over in the corner until David Otunga clips Brodus’ taped up left knee. Show delivers several kicks to the stomach of Clay before knocking him out with the WMD as Otunga smiles outside the ring.


Otunga gets in the ring after Big Show leaves, grabs a microphone while standing over a fallen Brodus Clay. He invites the Funk-a-dactys in the  ring as they looked concerned for their man. Otunga says he will show them how it’s really done and says “hit the music.” He mocks Brodus’ dance as the fans boo him out of the building.


-Ryback vs. Frank Venezia and Jared Wachtler

Before the match, Venezia says they are on the rise and this summer will be, the summer to remember. Ryback shoulder tackles Wachtler and clotheslines Venezia and throws Venezia into Wachtler. Ryback tosses Venezia into the corner and powerbombs Wachtler on top of Venezia and hits the double Muscle Buster for the pin. The fans chant along with Ryback saying “FEED ME MORE, FEED ME MORE”


Winner: Ryback


Backstage, Mick Foley is talking to Yoshi Tatsu and Tatsu wants Mr.Socko. Vickie Guerrero interputs with “Excuse Me” and yells that Tatsu should be eating Sushi. Tatsu replies “You are ugly, like old witch.” Vickie gets mad but calms down and announces she got off the phone with the WWE board of directors and she will be the interim GM for both Raw and Smackdown next week. She claims she will make Foley her assistant and Foley says he has the perfect candidate. Enter The Great Khali and he tries to dance with Vickie but she gets upset and leaves.


-Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian (Non title)

Christian shoulder tackles Del Rio and hits a second rope sunset flip for a two count. Del Rio takes over with some punches for a few seconds but Christian back bodydrops Del Rio over the top rope and outside the ring. Christian follows up with a cross body from the top rope to the floor on Del Rio and we go to break


We are back and Del Rio is working over Christian’s arm while fish hooking him. Christian gets back to his feet with his arm trapped in Del Rio’s clutches. Christian breaks free with some punches to the gut and hits another sunset flip but Del Rio catches himself and drops an elbow on Christian’s arm. Del Rio continues to wrench on Christian’s arm and punches it several times until Christian falls to the mat. Del Rio climbs to the top but Christian climbs up and catches him and delivers Hurricanrana for a two count. Christian misses a cross body from the top rope.


Del Rio goes for the running enzuigiri but Christian ducks and hits a DDT for a two count. Christian can’t believe he kicked out. Christian hits a drop kick from the second rope for a two count and Del Rio reverses the Killswitch and goes a belly to back suplex but Christian rolls through and gets cut caught with a stunner on the left arm but he only gets a two count.


Del Rio misses a senton from the second rope and Christian signals for the spear and gets caught with a super kick on the way in. Del Rio attempts his arm bar finish but Christian comes back with another Killswitch attempt but Del Rio pushes him into the corner and meets an elbow on the way in. Christian climbs to the top but Del Rio hits the running enzuigiri and and Christian falls to the mat. Del Rio locks in the arm and Christian taps out.


Winner: Alberto Del Rio


Cody Rhodes comes out after the match and stomps on Christian’s injured arm and proceeds to wrench on it some more. He throws Christian shoulder first in between the turnbuckles and Christian falls in serious pain. Rhodes yells “You stealing my time. I’am Smackdown.”



-Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

AJ comes out before the match and is announced as the guest time keeper. Kane is starting at her and doesn’t know what to make of it. Bryan delivers several kicks to Kane’s leg and runs for a cross body but Kanes catches him and delivers a body slam. Bryan gets up and Kane charges at him and Bryan ducks down while holding the ropes and Kane falls to the outside.


Daniel Bryan misses a baseball slide and Kane clotheslines him. He attempts to throw Bryan into the post but Bryan gets out and nails him with a drop kick. Bryan gets him back in the ring for a two count and chokes him nears the ropes. Bryan applies a headlock but Kane whips him to the ropes and knees him in the stomach. Bryan attempts a Yes Lock but Kane counters with a sidewalk slam.


Kane goes to the top rope but Bryan meets him with a drop kick in mid air. He kicks Kane in the chest a couple of times and Kane fires back with the big on handed choke and Bryan loosens the grip with another kick. Kane regains control with a choke in the corner and attempts a superplex but Bryan fights out of it and hits a missile drop kick for a two count.


Bryan works over Kane with kicks in the corner and Kane drops Bryan with a punch and whips him across the ring but Bryan floatscover the turnbuckle and Kane kicks him right in the head. Kane attempts a chokeslam but Bryan takes out his legs and delivers his own kick to the head for a two count. Bryan attempts a top rope headbutt but Kane catches him by the throat on the way down and Bryan tries for a second Yes Lock but Kane frees himself.


Bryan comes back with a guillotine choke but he can’t lock both hands and breaks free. Kane charges at him but Bryan rolls through and applies the Yes Lock. Kane fights towards the ropes and AJ rings the bell. Bryan thinks he won but the referee tells him Kane never tapped out. Bryan misses a drop kick and Kane chokeslams him for the 1-2-3. AJ smiles and skips away like nothing happened.

Winner: Kane


Mick Foley comes to the ring and thanks John Laurinaitis for being so lame that he was fired and that he can be the GM for a week. Heath Slater comes out and says he is filing a protest due to Cindy Lauper embarrassing him on Raw. He says Foley better do something about it. Foley says Slater is being too hard on himself since Cindy is a tough competitor. Slater gives him a weird look and Foley tells him that his opponent tonight might give him something to be embarrassed about. “Woo Woo Woo” hits the airs waves and Zack Ryder makes his way to the ring.


-Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater

Ryder hits Slater a shoulder tackle, hip toss and face plant to start things off. Slater cowers into the corner and sucker punches Ryder and follows up with a neckbreaker for a two count. Slater charges into a hurt Ryder in the corner but Ryder gets the knees up and hits the Rough Ryder for the pin


Winner: Zack Ryder


Ryder and Foley celebrate backstage and Damien Sandow interrupts and calls what he saw in the ring a poor excuse for entertainment. He calls Ryder the worlds leading miscreant and leaves. He comes back several seconds and says “Your Welcome.”



-The Primetime Players (w/A.W.) vs. The Uso Brothers

Jey and Darren lock up and Jey gets elbowed in the face. Jey comes back and a flyinf forearm and his brother gets in the ring and they deliver a double elbow. Darren fights back and tags in Titus. Titus knocks down Jimmy and applies a headlock. Titus throws him into the corner but Jimmy catches him with a back body drop and knees him in the face for only a two count due to Darren’s interference. Jey jumps in the ring and he and Darren fight while Jimmy climbs to the top rope. AW distracts him and Darren crotches him. Titus hits a spinebuster for the victory.


Winner: The Prinetime Players


The Players and AW walk backstage and bump into Primo and Epico while they were talking trash. AW gets in their face and Primo punches him in the face and a brawl ensues as a sea of referees break it up.


They show a trailer for the DVD release of No Holds Barred. Michael Cole calls it a “timeless classic” and says it was funny when is wasn’t supposed to be.


Santino talks on the mic until a fan comes in the ring wearing a Santino shirt and Cobra puppet. He asks if she has something to say to him and she screams in excitement and says “cobra” in a faint voice. She kissed him and he fainted with lipstick on his lips and a huge smile on his face as he stared into the lights.


-Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler (non title)

Some faint dueling chants from the fans as Ziggler applies a wristlock but Shaemus reverses it and applies his own wristlock until Ziggler gets out of it and backs off. Sheamus applies a headlock, shoulder tackle and roll through fireman’s carry for just a two count. Ziggler fights back with some kicks and hits Sheamus with a drop kick that sends him outside the ring. Ziggler jumps off the apron for a cross body but Sheamus catches him and sends him into the barricade via a fallaway slam and we go to commercial.


-Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler (non title)


Some faint dueling chants from the fans as Ziggler applies a wristlock but Shaemus reverses it and applies his own wristlock until Ziggler gets out of it and backs off. Sheamus applies a headlock, shoulder tackle and roll through fireman’s carry for just a two count. Ziggler fights back with some kicks and hits Sheamus with a drop kick that sends him outside the ring. Ziggler jumps off the apron for a cross body but Sheamus catches him and sends him into the barricade via a fallaway slam and we go to commercial.


We come back from the break and Zigler kicks Sheamus in the head but Sheamus outside the ring and proceeds to throw him into the steel steps. Sheamus grabs his leg but Vickie distracts him and Ziggler hits him with his leg drop from the apron. Back in the ring, Ziggler follows up with a neck breaker for a two count and applies a headlock. Sheamus fights to his feet but Ziggler applies a drop toe hold and Sheamus falls into the ropes. Ziggler hits a drop kick and another neckbreaker and follows up with a chin lock and transitions into a front facelock.


Sheamus lifts him up out of the facelock and throws him into the corner and hits a kneelift and attempts White Noise but Ziggler counters with a leaping DDT for only a two count. They fight on the apron until Sheamus nails him with the ten forearm shots to the chest. He follows with a shoulder tackle for a two count but Ziggler comes back with a few elbows and proceeds to kick Sheamus in the leg. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick out of nowhere for the pin and that’s our show.


Winner: Sheamus

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