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|Yeah, that would be awesome to have once in a while.|
That would be cool. I think, however, that Fruitista is gonna sneak into this match like Cena might sneak into the other one. I'd be p*ssed if either do, but I think it'll happen.
For Frday the 22nd:
They're showing Hall of Fame '09 highlights while the ring crew changes the aprons and announce table for Smackdown.
Dolph Ziggler d. Jimmy Wang Yang with a sleeper hold. They showed highlights of Rey Mysterio winning the '06 Royal Rumble match afterwards.
Finlay d. Batista by DQ when Batista refused to break the referee's 5-count I guess. Then he cut a promo saying Finlay represented the other Royal Rumble competitors and that he would win the Rumble and end Taker's undefeated streak at Mania.
Finlay beat Batista by DQ. Batista beat down Finlay by throwing him into the steps and slamming him on the floor. Batista said what he did to Finlay is the same thing he would do to HHH, Michaels and Cena at the Royal Rumble and will end the Undertaker streak at WM.
Michelle McCool and Layla make fun of Mickie James with a buffet of food. Maria interferes and calls them morons. Mickie comes out and says Michelle and Layla think they are great but really they are nothing. She points at the audience and says this is what real women look like. She says Michelle will never run her off Smackdown. Michelle says the WWE fans get to watch Animal Planet and WWE at the same time when Mickie is on TV. Catfight ensues. Beth Phoenix runs in and helps Michelle and Layla. They shove a 'Piggie' cake into Mickie's face and dump punch on her. Actually a great segment, believe it or not!
Mike Knox & Charlie Haas (he still works here too!) vs. Cryme Tyme gets interrupted by Kane, who lays everyone out. I guess he wants to win the Rumble too...
Matt Hardy & Great Khali (there's an odd team for you) d. The Hart Dynasty when Hardy rolled up DH Smith.
Rey calls out Taker. He says he is not afraid of him. Taker says he admires Rey's bravery but at the Royal Rumble he will defeat Rey and Rey will rest in peace. As Taker walks out, Batista lays out Rey and runs away through the crowd.
Thanks to Matty B and WrestlingNewsWorld.com for the following results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on MyNetworkTV):
* Degeneration X come out to open the show. Triple H starts to talk when Rey Mysterio comes out and says Shawn Michaels doesn't think he can beat The Undertaker for the belt at Royal Rumble. The Straight Edge Society come out. Triple H says he's surprised CM Punk is Straight and makes fun of him. Teddy Long comes out and says there will not be a Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match tonight. Instead, Mysterio will fight Michaels right now and Triple H will fight CM Punk.
* Triple H b. CM Punk via disqualification when both members of the Straight Edge Society interfere. They jump Hunter and try to shave his head but Michaels comes out for the save. DX tries to attack Punk but he puts Serena Deeb in front of him, kisses her and sneaks out of the rink. HBK fakes Sweet Chin Music on Serena and exits.
* Chris Jericho is shown backstage on his way to the ring.
* R-Truth b. Chris Jericho after a failed Codebreaker on the ropes as Truth rolled over top of Jericho for the pin.
* Backstage Batista interview. He talks about the Royal Rumble match. John Morrison is shown on his way to the ring.
* John Morrison vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre. Drew McIntyre gets the pin to retain after Morrison went for Starship Pain and McIntyre got his knees up. McIntyre hit a double arm DDT onto the IC belt and gets the pin.
* Michelle McCool interview. She says she is going to send Piggy James back to the barnyard for good, etc. Then ends by say Mickie went wee, wee, wee all the way home. Michelle issues an ope challenge to the locker room. Mickie James' music hits and Layla comes out in a fat suit with a pig nose dressed like Mickie James.
* Michelle McCool vs. Layla (dressed as Piggy James). Layla slowly chases McCool around the outside of the ring, back in and goes for a splash. McCool pins her for the win. The crowd lets them hear it with "boring" chants.
* In a backstage segment Shawn Michaels is shown on his way to the ring. Batista gets in his face and tells him to stay out of his way on Sunday. Triple H gets in Batista's face and Batista back downs.
* Shawn Michaels vs. Rey Mysterio. Rey goes for 619 early, Shawn moves. The match goes back and forth when Rey hits head scissors on Michaels, taking him to the outside. Mysterio hits 619, goes for the springboard, but Michaels counters and hits Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere. Both men are down. Batista comes out and spears HBK then hits a spinebuster on Mysterio. Triple H hits the ring and clotheslines Batista over the top and goes out after him. The lights go out and The Undertaker's music hits. The lights come up and Undertaker is in the ring. He double chokeslams Mysterio and Michaels to end the show.
Dark Match Main Event:
* DeGeneration X & The Undertaker vs. CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Chris Jericho. Undertaker hits Jericho with a chokeslam for the win. Undertaker was not heavily involved in the match.
WWE did qualifying matches for their Elimination Chamber match last night at Smackdown. Here is what happened.
R-Truth beat Mike Knox to get spot number two.
CM Punk beat Batista by by count out to get spot number three.
Chris Jericho beat Matt Hardy to get spot number four.
While Mickie James did a promo, Beth Phoenix came out and told her she will take her title when she wants to.
Phoenix and James beat Michelle McCool and Layla.
Rey Mysterio beat Dolph Ziggler to get the last spot in the chamber match.
They did a segment at the end where Edge said he could beat either of the two champions at WrestleMania. Chris Jericho said that he is the top guy and Edge didn't deserve to win the Rumble. Edge said Jericho is a joke. Punk came out and said he beat The Undertaker. Taker came out and join Edge in throwing the heels out.
WWE taped this week's edition of Smackdown tonight from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Ricky Jr. for sending us text-message updates. Below are full results:
* It's announced at the beginning of the show that all of the Elimination Chamber participants will face off against one another. Chris Jericho will face The Undertaker in a no-disqualification match, John Morrison will face R-Truth.
* Rey Mysterio b. CM Punk. After the match, Luke Gallows helps Punk beat up Mysterio while Serena Deeb watches.
* WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Kane ends in a double count out. After the bell, Kane chokeslammed McIntyre.
* Michelle McCool & Layla b. WWE Women's Champion Mickie James in a handicap match.
* Matt Hardy & The Great Khali b. The Hart Dynasty
* Batista came out to address the way he's been acting. He walked out without saying a word.
* R-Truth vs. John Morrison was thrown out when Morrison hurt his right ankle. They shook hands before the match.
* Chris Jericho b. The Undertaker in a no-disqualification match with Edge at ringside.
Dark Match Main Event:
* The Undertaker b. Batista to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
Thanks to Archie for these live spoilers from tonight's SmackDown tapings:
* Jimmy Wang defeats Tyler Reks with a moonsault in a good match. Reks cut a heel promo before the match.
SmackDown, Airing Friday:
* Chris Jericho comes out to start SmackDown and says he will win the Chamber. Edge comes out to a big pop. He talks about spearing Taker last week. Jericho tells Edge to pick the RAW Champion for WrestleMania for his own good. The lights flicker and Edge spears Jericho.
* Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler takes place until Drew McIntyre comes down in a suit. Dolph tries to take advantage but Kane chokeslams him for the win. Drew comes in and hits his finisher on Kane but Kane reverses it.
* Rey Mysterio cuts a promo backstage and says he will win the Elimination Chamber.
* John Morrison & R-Truth vs. CM Punk & Luke Gallows is announced for tonight.
* Cryme Tyme defeated Trent Baretta and Caylon Croft in a good tag match.
* John Morrison is interviewed and says his ankle won't make him miss the Chamber. Truth comes in and says he will win the Chamber but tonight, he and Morrison will beat Punk and Gallows.
* CM Punk and the Straight Edge Society come out. Punk cuts a promo and says he will win the belt at Elimination Chamber this Sunday. Tons of heat for Punk.
* Punk & Gallows vs. Morrison & Truth ends in a no contest. What looked like Undertaker's pyro went off during the match, everything stopped but nothing happened. Match is restarted. Morrison was really playing up his ankle injury. The referee called for the bell when Morrison went to kick Punk but kicked the ring post and went down in pain. SES beats Morrison and Truth down until Rey Mysterio comes in for the save. They beat him down and pose in front of Rey to a ton of heat.
* Teddy Long is shown backstage. He says he will take action against Shawn Michaels for super kicking him on RAW. Mickie James comes in and Vickie Guerrero announces it will be Mickie vs. Michelle McCool next week with Vickie as the referee.
* Maria, Matt Hardy and The Great Khali vs. The Hart Dynasty is up next. The Dynasty gets the win when Natalya pins Maria. Maria walks up the ramp pissed off with Matt right behind her apologizing.
* Maria is shown backstage arguing with Matt Hardy about him letting their team down. Michelle McCool and Layla come in and make fun of them.
* Batista vs. Edge closes the show. Batista teases leaving until Edge gets on the mic and calls him "spineless." Batista returns and they have a match. Finish sees Edge spear Batista, but then the lights go out and, when they come back on, Undertaker chokeslams Edge. Taker chases Batista to the back. Jericho then comes out and hits the codebreaker on Edge. The show ends with a Taker/Jericho staredown.
The Superstars apron is still on so I think this was only for the live crowd. But, just in case, Batista came out and said that he's heading to Raw. Teddy Long came out and said that he can go but tonight he will defend the WWE Title vs. Edge.
After that, they changed over the ring apron.
Chris Jericho cut a promo saying he's the best and didn't deserve what happened on Monday. Edge comes out and talked about how he's always spearing Jericho. Jericho hit Edge with the mic but Edge speared him again.
Dolph Ziggler d. John Morrison & R-Truth in a Triple Threat to qualify for MITB. Morrison hit Starship Pain on Truth but Ziggler pulled Morrison out and covered Truth.
Michelle McCool d. Mickie James to win the Women's Title. Vickie Guerrero was the referee. She slapped James while she had McCool rolled up and McCool hit a head kick to win.
Kane d. Drew McIntyre with a kick to the head while Drew was on the ground to qualify for MITB. Drew had cut a promo before the match saying he'd stay undefeated. I guess not.
Miz came out and cut a promo saying that he and The Big Show need opponents for WrestleMania. He told Teddy Long to work on that. Long came out and said that since Show isn't here tonight will be singles action. It's Miz vs. Edge tonight.
Shelton Benjamin d. CM Punk to qualify for MITB. Rey distracted Punk, who turned around into Paydirt.
Edge d. Miz with The Spear. It was a good back and forth match.
Edge said that he doesn't want to wait. He wants Batista for the dark main event now!
Edge d. Batista by DQ when Jericho hit The Codebreaker. Matt Hardy, CM Punk and Kane all also hit finishers on each other for fun I guess.
|Kane & Shelton in MITB = ewww. Watching the same people choke in this match over ,and over? no thank you.Ziggler,I'm cool with.At least there not totally giving up on him.|
So it's Kane, Shelton, Ziggler and Christian so far? Well, it sounds alright so far, but Christian looks like the favorite so far.
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WWE taped the this week's edition of Smackdown tonight from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. Thanks to reader Josh for sending us text message updates. Below are full taping results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on MyNetworkTV):
* A video is shown recapping Edge and Chris Jericho from last week. Edge comes out to open the show. He says he's worried about Jericho because he keeps getting Speared. Big Show comes out. Edge says She is going to get Speared later. Show says his luck will run out and he will knock him out. Edge throws him out of the ring to end the segment.
* Backstage, Teddy Long is with Drew McIntyre. Drew says he didn't lose last week. Drew demands a Money in the Bank qualifying match against Matt Hardy.
* WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Matt Hardy in a Money in the Bank ladder match qualifying match. Matt Hardy b. Drew McIntyre to qualify. After the match Drew goes crazy and tears up the announce table and yells at Mike Striker.
* Shelton Benjamin b. Dolph Ziggler
* John Morrison & R-Truth vs. Cryme Tyme vs. The Hart Dynasty in a number one contender match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship is announced for later in the night.
* Ezekiel Jackson b. Jimmy Wang Yang
* Backstage, Rey Mysterio has Tiffany (who he welcomes to Smackdown) watch his daughter.
* Luke Gallows vs. Rey Mysterio. CM Punk says he wants Luke to make Rey pay for his sins for beating him last week. Rey Mysterio b. Luke Gallows. Punks comes in after the match and goes for GTS but Rey reverses it.
* Backstage, Chris Jericho says he wants Big Show to destroy Edge. Big Show says its all about him and that he's doing it for himself.
* The Raw Rebound is regarding Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker.
* John Morrison & R-Truth b. Cryme Tyme & The Hart Dynasty to become the number one contenders for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship at Wrestlemania.
* Backstage, Michelle McCool and Layla give Vickie Guerrero a simply flawless shirt. Beth Phoenix comes in and Vickie tells her she will never get a title shot.
* Edge b. Big Show with a Spear. Teddy Long announces Edge must now face Chris Jericho for the belt. This will likely be a dark match main event.
Dark Match Main Event:
* World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. Edge ends in disqualification after run-ins from Big Show and Kane. -NoDQ