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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: SHEAMUS HAS A NUMBER ONE CONTENDER; WHO GETS FED TO RYBACK THIS WEEK?; A TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT; WELCOME HOME BETH PHOENIX; HOW WILL ANTONIO CESARO DO WITHOUT AKSANA?

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-09-28 21:59:56
We begin this week’s show with a look at the trials and tribulations of Daniel Bryan and ane as they declared they was the Tag Team Champions and cost each other singles matches. (Never mind the fact that they were on the same page when they went chair crazy at the end of the show)

We are live on tape from Buffalo, New York and your announcers are Michael ‘Probation is over’ Cole and Josh ‘Glad I am not in a tag team’ Mathews.

Big Show makes his way to the ring and he has something to say even though he is ready to wrestle. We see footage from Big Show’s return on Monday evening when he took care of Brodus Clay and Tensai.

Show says that the most dominant and destructive force in WWE history is back and he wants the World Championship. His last title reign lasted forty-five seconds. Show asks everyone if they know what that does to the psyche of someone like him. Then he watched the guy who took his title go to the main event of Wrestlemania and lose it to Sheamus in eighteen seconds.

That was a turning point in his career. Show was not in the main event of Wrestlemania, he was not the World Champion, and he was in a match where he was made subject to ridicule. No one will make fun of him when he becomes the World Champion again.

He knows that those are lofty goals, but he is the one man on the roster who can defeat the current World Champion. He says that he will . . .

We will never find out how Big Show will beat Sheamus because Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.

Randy tells Show that he finds it funny that Big Show is talking about how he will take out Sheamus when he hasn’t even faced the most sadistic person on Smackdown. Randy says that their match is for the Number One Contender spot and the winner faces Sheamus at Hell in a Cell. Orton reminds Show that he is a nine time World Champion and if Show thinks that he will stand between him and his chance at number ten, Show will not be standing much longer.

Show tells Randy that it looks like someone will get bit by an RKO or hit with a KO.

They stare down each other . . .

Until Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and he emerges from the back with Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto says that you cannot toss Del Rio just like that. Booker T cheated him when he reinstated the Brogue Kick at Night of Champions. Alberto says that he is better than both of them together.

Del Rio says that both of you dogs go to the back of the line. Del Rio enters the ring and Orton with an RKO. Orton stares down Show before leaving the ring and he goes to the back.

We are told that Sheamus will be the guest on MizTV and we go to commercial.

Match Number One: Santino Marella versus Antonio Cesaro for the United States Championship

They lock up and Cesaro with a kick to the midsection followed by a punch. Cesaro with an Irish whip and Santino floats over and he does a split but Cesaro blocks the hip toss and hits a clothesline to send Santino to the mat. Cesaro with punches and forearms in the corner. Cesaro with a suplex and he floats over for a near fall.

Cesaro leaps onto Santino’s chest. Cesaro with a cravate on Santino and Santino gets to his feet. Santino with a Saito suplex to get out of the hold. Santino with punches and chops followed by a slam. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Cesaro with a punch he tries for the dead lift side salto but Santino with a sunset flip to counter and he gets a near fall.

Santino loses the cobra and he looks for it. That allows Cesaro to recover and he connects with a European uppercut. Cesaro hits the dead lift side salto this time and he gets a near fall. Cesaro taunts Santino but Santino with a savate kick and he gets a near fall.

Cesaro rolls to the apron and he connects with a shoulder to Santino. Cesaro goes up top but Santino with a punch to stop him. Santino tries for a superplex but Cesaro blocks it and they exchange forearms. Cesaro tries for the Gotch Style Neutralizer from the turnbuckles but Santino with a back body drop.

Santino misses a diving head butt from the turnbuckles and Cesaro hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

We are back and it is time to see how Dr. Shelby tried to get Daniel Bryan and Kane to work together in a diner.

Match Number Two: Beth Phoenix versus Natalya

Beth and Natalya shake hands before locking up. They lock up and Beth works on the wrist. Natalya rolls through and reverses the hold. Beth with a head scissors but Natalya escapes. Beth with a drop toe hold into a front face lock. Natalya with a hammer lock but Beth with a reversal and arm drag into an arm bar.

Natalya with a reversal but Beth backs Natalya into the turnbuckles. Beth with a clean break but she takes Natalya down with a side head lock. Natalya with elbows to escape. Beth catches Natalya but Natalya escapes the hold. Beth has something to say to Natalya and Natalya slaps Beth in the face.

Beth with a double leg take down and she punches Natalya. Natalya gets to the ropes and the referee pulls Beth off Natalya. Beth with a side Russian leg sweep and then she goes to the turnbuckles and tries for a missile drop kick but Natalya blocks it and Natalya applies a Sharpshooter.

Beth shows her strength as she crawls towards the ropes but Natalya pulls Beth into the center of the ring. Beth gets to the ropes and Natalya has to release the hold. Beth tries for an O’Connor Roll but Natalya rolls through. Natalya tries for a wheelbarrow move but Beth counters with a Glam Slam. Natalya kicks out at two and Beth cannot believe what happened.

Natalya sends Beth into the turnbuckles but Beth with a kick to Natalya’s ahead. Beth tries for a victory roll but Natalya drops down and gets a near fall. Beth rolls through and gets the three count.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

After the match, Eve Torres comes out and she tells Beth that she wants to apologize for acting in the heat of the moment on Monday. Eve says that until we know exactly who attacked Kaitlyn, we need to act rationally. We only know that the assailant was blonde. Until the investigation is completed, Beth will be indefinitely suspended.

Beth points out that Natalya is blonde too and Natalya yells at Beth for trying to blame her for this.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Teddy Long is with Booker T in Booker’s office. Teddy tells Booker that he likes Booker’s plan about the tag team division because things are heating up. Booker says that we need to determine the number one contender for the Tag Team Titles. Booker says that he is proposing an eight man, single elimination Tag Team Tournament. The winners will face Kane and Daniel Bryan at Hell in a Cell.

Beth Phoenix enters the office without knocking and she wants to know if Booker saw what just happened and then she wants to know why she is being indefinitely suspended. Booker has no idea what Beth is talking about and Beth wants to know if Eve has the authority to suspend people.

Eve enters the office and she says that she does have the authority to suspend people because she is the assistant to the General Manager. Booker says that she does not and he is the General Manager. Booker reverses the decision and Beth is reinstated.

Eve apologizes for the miscommunication and she apologizes to Beth. Beth leaves and Eve tells Booker that she was doing what she thought Booker wanted her to do.

Booker has no idea what Eve is talking about.

Eve says that she was doing what Booker’s senior advisor was saying. Eve says that she should have gone with her instincts instead. She says that Teddy is jealous of Booker and he wants his job back as General Manager and is trying to make Booker look bad as the General Manager.

Teddy wants to know if Booker is buying what Eve is saying and Booker is not sure what to think and he wants some time to be alone.

It is time for the Raw Rebound.

Miz is getting ready in the back for the Smackdown debut of MizTV and we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Zack Ryder versus Wade Barrett

They lock up and Barrett with knees to the midsection and a shoulder tackle. Barrett with a back heel kick to the midsection followed by a pump handle slam for a near fall. Barrett with punches to the midsection and head in the corner. Barrett with a slingshot back breaker for a near fall.

Barrett with a knee to the back and he applies a surfboard to Ryder. Ryder gets to his feet but Barrett with a knee. Ryder sends Barrett face first into the mat and then he connects with knees when Barrett charges into the corner. Ryder with a missile drop kick followed by a running forearm into the corner. Ryder calls out for the Broski Boot and Barrett goes to the floor.

Ryder with a running boot to the head while Barrett is on the floor. Ryder sends Barrett back into the ring and he goes off the ropes but Barrett recovers and he clotheslines Ryder over the top rope to the floor. Barrett rolls Ryder back in.

Barrett sets for the Souvenir and he connects and gets the three count.

Winner: Wade Barrett

In case you missed it on Monday, we see the second Kane and Daniel Bryan in a diner segment . . . When Danny Met Kane.

Sheamus is walking in the back and we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for MizTV.

Miz welcomes everyone to the Smackdown premiere of MizTV. This show is unlike any other show. It is extraordinary, it is revolutionary . . .

It is interrupted by Sheamus’ music. Sheamus throws the chair to the floor and Miz is not happy with Sheamus before the interview starts.

Miz asks Sheamus if he has any idea how expensive.

Sheamus interrupts and he says that he didn’t want to wait for his introduction because he thought that Miz would forget because of his memory loss after last week when Ryback kicked Miz’ arse. He says that this is a great start to MizTV. Last week he really raised the bar. Sheamus wants to know how Miz is going to top it. Sheamus says that he will top it by having the World Champion on his show. Sheamus asks Miz to be honest and he asks how it feels to have Sheamus on.

Sheamus says that Miz is lucky to have a show because he is bleeding useless in the ring. All he can hope for is being the host of a crappy C-List talk show. He says that Miz should wait until the end of the show so they don’t have to listen to Miz talk about himself for an hour and a half.

Miz says the last time he checked, he was the Intercontinental Champion. If the people want to see him excel at his finest, you will have to pay. You have to pay to see him in his movies. You have to pay to see him in a book. Miz says that you can pay to hear his radio show on Sirius/XM. You could pay to see him excel in the ring. He defeated three men while blindfolded to retain the Intercontinental Title at Night of Champions. The people paid their money to see him tonight on MizTV.

Sheamus says that nobody wants to pay to see Miz.

Miz says that he cannot believe that Sheamus is not serious. There is a main event to see who faces Sheamus for his title. Miz wants to know why Sheamus is not the least bit worried about having to face Big Show or Randy Orton. He says that Sheamus will be slaughtered by an RKO or his face will be rearranged by a WMD. Now who will have the memory loss?

Sheamus says that he did not win the World Title at Wrestlemania to sit back and drink a few pints. He calls Miz a Hollywood Wannabe. Sheamus says that nobody takes this championship more seriously than him. He knows that one small mistake and all of this goes away. Sheamus says that he likes to have fun and joke around, but he takes this seriously. This is a privilege and an honor. It is one of the greatest achievements of his life.

If Randy Orton wins, he says that it is an honor to face him. Sheamus says that he has never faced the Big Show so that will be another thing to take off his bucket list.

If Miz is going to question his integrity, he knows what the people paid to see and he is more than happy to give it to them.

Vickie Guerrero interrupts the show and she is joined by Dolph Ziggler and his briefcase.

Vickie does not understand why Sheamus is so concerned about Big Show and Randy Orton because the man that he needs to worry about at Hell in a Cell. . .

Dolph takes the mic and he says that it does not matter who Sheamus faces at Hell in a Cell, he will be a broken, obliterated, drooling mess. Then the briefcase is all that matters. Tonight’s main event, just like Sheamus’ championship reign, is irrelevant. When Hell in a Cell comes to a close, he guarantees that he will be the World Heavyweight Champion.

Miz likes what Dolph is saying.

Sheamus says that he does not know what kind of shape he will be in after his match at Hell in a Cell. If Dolph feels like cashing in his briefcase, Dolph may get lucky.

Dolph and Sheamus drop their mics and Sheamus pushes Miz out of his chair. Sheamus goes after Ziggler and Miz joins in and makes it a two on one attack. Miz is sent over a couch and Dolph attacks Sheamus. Sheamus sends Miz over the top rope to the floor and then he back body drops Dolph onto Miz on the floor.

We see the brackets for the Tag Team Tournament.

The first round matches are The Usos versus the Rhodes Scholars; Santino Marella and Zack Ryder versus Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel; Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus The Prime Time Players; and Epico and Primo versus Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio

We take a look back at Michael Cole’s interview with Jerry Lawler from Raw.

Match Number Four: The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) versus The Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) in a First Round Tag Team Tournament Match

Sandow and Jimmy start things off and Sandow tries for a kick but Jimmy blocks it and gets a near fall with a rollup. Jimmy with punches and chops followed by an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Sandow. Sandow with kicks to Jimmy and then he connects with an elbow and gets a near fall.

Jimmy with a Samoan drop to Sandow and Rhodes and Jey tag in. Jey with a few forearms followed by a savate kick and uppercut. Jey with a corkscrew forearm followed by the running butt splash into the corner and he gets a near fall. Sandow breaks up the cover but goes to the floor. Jey with a savate kick and Jimmy is tagged in. Sandow pulls Jey from the ring and then Rhodes gets his knees up on a Superfly splash and Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes for the three count.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow

They advance to face the winner of Santino Marella and Zack Ryder versus Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel Match.

Damien Sandow does the Magna Cum Laude Cartwheel.

It is time for the final segment from Dr. Shelby in a Diner from Monday when Daniel Bryan didn’t throw up in front of Dr. Shelby, he threw up on Dr. Shelby.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Tensai versus Ryback

They lock up and Tesnai tries to back Ryback into the corner but Ryback is the one who sends Tensai into the corner. Tensai with punches and head butts while the referee tries to separate them. Tensai with a splash into the corner followed by forearms.

Ryback blocks a forearm and then he hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Ryback signals for the lariat and he winds up but Tensai blocks it and hits the Baldo Bomb but can only get a near fall. Tensai with forearms and a slap but Ryback with a clothesline. Ryback says that it is over and then he gets Tensai up for the marching muscle buster and Ryback gets the three count.

Winner: Ryback

Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial, but before we get to the commercial, Alberto Del Rio assaults Orton in the back and he pushes a case against Orton. Orton holds his wrist as we go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage of Alberto Del Rio’s attack on Randy Orton with a focus on the left arm.

Randy Orton’s music plays and Alberto Del Rio comes out to the stage. Alberto says that it looks like Randy Orton will not be able to compete tonight. The people will be happy to know that the one who will be taking Randy’s place is none other than him . . . Alberto Del Rio.

Randy Orton attacks Del Rio from behind and he sends Del Rio into the giant W on the stage. Orton holds his ribs and he gingerly makes his way to the ring.

Match Number Seven: Big Show versus Randy Orton in a Number One Contender Match

Orton tries to stay close to the ropes while Show misses a punch and Orton gets out of the way. Show asks Orton about his ribs. Show backs Orton into the corner and he sets for the chop but Orton with punches. Show with a head butt and Orton goes to the mat. Orton struggles to get back to his feet and Show tries for the Shhhh chop but Orton with a punch.

Show with another head butt to send Orton to the mat. Show with a claw on the ribs and then Show yells at the referee. Show tells Orton he shouldn’t have come out. Show with a punch to the ribs and then he says this is the reason why he is the only one who can be World Champion.

Show stands on the midsection and Orton grimaces as he struggles to breathe. Show returns to the stomach claw. Orton struggles to get back to his feet and Show with a head butt and inverted face lock into an elbow drop for a near fall.

Orton rolls to the floor and Show follows after him. Orton with kicks to the midsection but Show with a punch to the ribs. Show hot shots Orton’s ribs on the ringside barrier and we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton is trying to get back to his feet in the corner. Show with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Orton. Orton with punches but Show grabs Orton by the throat. Orton counters the choke slam with a DDT and both men are down. Orton crawls and gets a near fall but Show with a powerful kick out.

Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Show followed by a knee drop to the head. Show with punches to the ribs and he backs Orton into the corner. Show with more punches and he tells Orton he wants him to quit. Orton pushes Show away but Show with more punches. Show returns to the stomach claw.

Show walks across Orton’s chest. Show with another punch to the ribs and Orton rolls to the floor. Show wants to send Orton into the ring post but Orton gets to his feet and he sends Show into the ring post. Orton rolls into the ring and Show takes his time getting into the ring. Orton with a boot to Show on the apron and Orton tries for a super IEDDT but Show is able to fight him off and he drops Orton’s arm and ribs across the top rope.

Show signals for the choke slam and he picks Orton up but Ortron with an RKO for a near fall. Orton gets to his feet first and then he backs up and it is time to go from thirty-five but Show is able to get up and he grabs Orton by the throat and he hits a choke slam but Orton kicks out at two.

Show with a second choke slam but this was more devastating and he gets the three count.

Winner: Big Show

After the match, Show returns to the ring and he sets for the knockout punch. Orton turns around and Show connects to the jaw and Orton falls to the mat.

Show takes the mic and he tells Sheamus that he will see him at Hell in a Cell.

We go to credits.