Detailed 2/8/13 WWE Smackdown Recap
by Brian Leeman
We get a quick recap of Del Rio and Big Show’s brawl from Raw this week. Big Show is in the ring and he’s not happy. Show says that Del Rio is suspended for the night. Big Show goes on about going about the contract signing in a civilized manner compared to Del Rio breaking in. Show starts to blame Booker T who makes his way to the ring. Show wants to know how Del Rio knew what hotel he was in. Booker puts Show up against Kane tonight.
Kofi Kingston vs Cody Rhodes
Kofi with a monkey flip. Kofi runs at Rhodes in the corner and jumps but lands with his legs split on the top rope and Cody takes control. Rhodes momentum is short lived before Kofi takes over with his usual offense. Boom drop from Kingston. Springboard crossbody from Kofi for two. Kingston goes for the SOS but Rhodes pushes him off. Kingston tries Trouble In Paradise but Cody dodges. Rhodes sets up for Cross Rhodes and Kofi gets out. Kofi is on the apron and Rhodes hits the Disaster Kick, followed by Cross Rhodes for the victory.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Backstage segment with Bryan & Kane doing the usual banter.
The Great Khali vs Titus O’Neil
Titus O’Neil starts off taking control and clubbing Khali. Khali out of nowhere with the brain chop for the win in a ridiculously short match.
Winner: The Great Khali
Mark Henry comes out afterwards and destroys Khali with a Worlds Strongest Slam. Henry then cuts a promo announcing that it’s time for the Hall of Pain. Henry demands to be put into the elimination chamber. Booker T comes out and puts him in a match with Orton to qualify to get into the chamber.
Kane vs Big Show
Kane and Show brawl back and forth until Kane hits a dropkick to Show’s knee. Kane gets slammed into the steel steps. Big Show working over the leg strong and hits multiple elbow drops to it. We return to Show hitting a splash off the 2nd rope. Big Show goes back up for another one but misses and lands on his knee. Kane starts making the comeback and hits a running DDT. Kane with the flying clothesline. Kane gets up limping. Knockout punch out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Big Show
Del Rio comes on the screen and is near Big Show’s bus and says he’s made some modifications to it. Show realizes that Del Rio put the bus on cinder blocks and then gets covered in orange paint. Show chases after Alberto, who gets away.
Jack Swagger vs Justin Gabriel
Swagger dominates Gabriel here. Swagger bomb out of the corner. Gabriel fights back a couple times, to no avail. Swagger hits the Doctor Bomb. Swagger locks in the ankle lock and Gabriel taps.
Winner: Jack Swagger
Tensai vs Drew McIntyre
Tensai and Drew Mac go back and forth with McIntyre becoming the aggressor. Shortly in, Tensai takes over and hits a clothesline in the corner. Headbutts from Tensai. Chokebomb from Tensai but 3MB interferes and beats down Tensai, only for Brodus Clay to make the save.
Winner via DQ: Brodus Clay
Antonio Cesaro vs Sin Cara
Cesaro goes after Cara aggressively until Sin Cara hits a flying arm drag but shortly after Cesaro counters. Cesaro with a gutwrench suplex. Kicks to the back of Sin Cara. A flipping powerbomb from Sin Cara for two. Huracanrana to follow it up. Sin Cara goes off the ropes and Cesaro catches him with a BRUTAL looking uppercut and finishes him off with the Neutralizer.
Mark Henry vs Randy Orton
They trade punches in the corner to start off. Mark Henry tosses Orton out of the ring. Orton slips off Henry’s back and pushes him into the steel post. Henry clotheslines Orton off the middle rope and Orton goes to the outside. Henry with a nerve hold on Orton. Orton starts his comeback and goes for the lifted DDT and hits it! Orton sets up for the RKO. Orton tries but Henry catches him and tosses him into the corner and splashes onto Orton. Worlds Strongest Slam for the win.
Winner: Mark Henry
And that’s our show!