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SMACKDOWN REPORT: VERY GOOD US TITLE MATCH; A FEW GOOD PROMOS; IF YOU LIKE VIDEO PACKAGES, THIS IS THE SHOW FOR YOU

By Richard Trionfo on 2009-04-04 11:56:21
We are live on tape from Dallas, Texas and your announcers are Jim ‘We have a vacancy’ Ross and Taz (it’s his last show so he gets his ECW name back).

We see footage of Gail Kim’s return to the WWE ring last week during a match between Michelle McCool and Maryse.

Match Number One: Maryse and Michelle McCool versus Gail Kim and Maria
Maria and Michelle start off and Maria pushes Michelle after a break but Michelle with a double leg take down followed by European uppercuts and a kick. Michelle turns her attention to Gail and that allows Maria to recover and hit a clothesline for a near fall. Maria follows that with kicks and then Maryse tries to interfere from the apron but that backfires and Maria knocks Maryse off the apron. Michelle hits a big boot when Maria turns around. Maryse tags in and she kicks Maria before tagging Michelle back in. Michelle with kicks in the corner and then she hits another European uppercut. Maryse is tagged back in and she puts Maria in the tree of woe for Michelle to hit a drop kick. Michelle with a forearm to the back and then she tags Maryse back in. Maryse throws Maria face first into the canvas and then she puts Maria in a variation of the camel clutch. Maria gets to her feet and she snap mares Maryse off before tagging in Gail. Gail with clotheslines and an Irish whip. Gail with a flying clothesline into the corner and then she hits a cross body for a near fall. Gail hits a drop kick that knocks Michelle out of the ring. Gail with a jawbreaker using her boot and then Gail hits a Japanese neckbreaker for the three count.
Winners: Gail Kim and Maria

Montel Vontavious Porter is in his locker room and Eve enters and wants to ask him about his match against Shelton Benjamin. Montel says that tonight is the first step in the three step process. The first step is retaining his title. The second step is getting the briefcase at Wrestlemania. The third step is cashing in Money in the Bank. Shelton Benjamin enters and interrupts the interview. Shelton says that Porter is facing a man with a chip on his shoulder who is angry and will not stop until he gets back what is rightfully his. Porter’s program won’t matter when he is beating Montel to a pulp to win back his title. Porter says that Benjamin is one of the best athletes but tonight and at Wrestlemania, while Benjamin might be one of the best, Benjamin is not better than him.

We go to commercial.

We are now at Wrestlemania Axxess in Houston with Todd Grisham and Jerry Lawler. We see some of the attractions at Axxess including Hornswoggle’s House and the Undertaker graveyard of Wrestlemania victims.

It is time to take a look at the match between Jeff and Matt Hardy and we have a video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back with more from Axxess. Time to talk about the match for the World Title and we have a video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look back at last week’s Raw when Edge made his opportunistic way to the ring for the ultimate opportunist beat down of John Cena.

We go to comments from Edge and he is with his title belt. Edge says that he had a moment on Monday as he was punching John Cena repeatedly in the skull. It was a moment of enlightenment. It was an epiphany. For the last six weeks, his focus has been clouded by the selfish desires of his wife. It has turned their personal and professional lives upside down. On Monday as he bashed John Cena in the skull, it all came rushing back to him. He remembered that he is the best in the world at what he does. These are not just hollow words. Edge says that the title belt backs him up. The title belt is the key to his happiness. As long as he has the title, everything in his life will fall into place. It allows him to put up with the people who surround him in his life. Edge says that he will never let it go. The Big Show is bigger than him but Edge says that he is better. John Cena is stronger than him, but Edge says that he is better. In forty-eight hours, on the grandest stage of them all, at the 25th anniversary of Wrestlemania, he is going to prove it.

We go to commercial.

We return to Houston and it is time to relive and repress the image of Santino Marella dressed like Borat. We also see footage of the eighteen Diva tag match that preceded Santino’s appearance.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at Wrestlemania XI when Bam Bam Bigelow faced Lawrence Taylor.

We see footage of MVP defeating Shelton Benjamin two weeks ago to win the United States Title.

Match Number Two: Shelton Benjamin versus Montel Vontavious Porter for the United States Title
Benjamin with a kick and forearm to the back as he is the aggressor as the bell rings. Benjamin with a snap mare and a cover but Porter kicks out before a one count. Porter with a flying forearm followed by punches and the referee pulls Porter off. Benjamin with a kick to the knee and Benjamin power bombs Porter into the turnbuckles and gets a two count. Porter is thrown from the ring and Benjamin goes out after him. Benjamin Irish whips Porter into the ring steps and then they return to the ring.

Benjamin gets a near fall and then he chokes Porter in the ropes and connects with forearms to the back. Benjamin with a knee to the back and then he applies a rear chin lock with his knee in Porter’s back. Porter punches back but Benjamin with an Exploder for a near fall. Benjamin with a version of a camel clutch as Benjamin maintains the pressure on Porter’s back. Porter gets to his feet and then he hits an Electric Chair drop and both men are down.

Benjamin with a jawbreaker that stops any momentum that Porter might have gained. Benjamin misses the Stinger Splash but Porter runs into an elbow. Benjamin runs at Porter and Porter with an overhead belly-to-belly throw for a near fall. Porter punches Benjamin and then Benjamin bounces off the ropes for a clothesline. Porter follows that with a back elbow and a power slam. Benjamin with a kick but Porter with a double thrust followed by a facebuster and it is time for the Ballin’ Elbow for a near fall. Benjamin with a dragon whip for a near fall. Porter sends Benjamin to the apron and Benjamin goes up top for a Blockbuster but Porter kicks out. Benjamin punches Porter but Benjamin runs into a big boot from Porter and Porter hits the Playmaker for the three count.
Winner: Montel Vontavious Porter

We go to commercial.

We are back in Houston and we see some fans emulating their favorite wrestler’s entrance. It is also time to see some current and past title belts. We go through the card for the pay per view.

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that Randy Orton will be wrestling Triple H on Sunday? We have a video package to prove it.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at past celebrities. Lawler and Grisham talk about the Hall of Fame and the things that Steve Austin has done in the past.

We go to commercial.

We are back and did you know that Shawn Michaels is wrestling the Undertaker on Sunday to try to stop Taker’s streak? We have the video to prove it.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Smack of the Night: Jeff Hardy versus The Brian Kendrick from two weeks ago.

Match Number Three: Jeff Hardy versus Ezekiel Jackson with The Brian Kendrick
Hardy punches Jackson but Jackson with a knee and a slam but he misses an elbow drop. Hardy with more punches and Jackson with another knee and Irish whip. Hardy avoids Jackson and hits a drop toe hold that sends Jackson into the turnbuckles. Hardy with the hesitation drop kick in the corner. Hardy tries for the Twist of Fate but Jackson escapes the hold and hits a shoulder tackle. Jackson kicks Hardy and connects with punches to the back. Jackson with a running knee to the back. Jackson with a bear hug on Hardy that he turns into a waist lock as he takes Hardy to the canvas.

Hardy gets a second wind and he returns to his feet and he gets out of the hold but Jackson with a forearm to the back. Hardy avoids being sent into the turnbuckles and he hits Whisper in the Wind. Hardy with a clothesline that sends Jackson over the top rope to the floor. Hardy with a pescado onto Kendrick and Jackson. Hardy sends Kendrick into the ringside barrier, but that loss of focus allows Jackson to attack Hardy and send him back into the ring. Hardy with a drop kick to Jackson as Jackson returns to the ring. Hardy with a DDT and then he hits the Twist of Fate and goes up top for the Swanton and the three count.
Winner: Jeff Hardy

We go to credits.