On Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 12:37 AM EST Out of control
By Lennie DiFino
February 16, 2007
Results courtesy of WWE.com
With No Way Out just two days away, the Superstars of SmackDown looked to gain momentum heading into the last pay-per-view before WrestleMania 23.
Raw Superstars Edge, Randy Orton, WWE Champion John Cena and Shawn Michaels all were in Seattle for action on SmackDown. This Sunday, Cena & Michaels will team up to face Undertaker & Batista in a huge main event.
World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Undertaker teamed up to face Rated-RKO. The Phenom and The Animal were able to get the victory when Undertaker delivered a Tombstone to Edge.
After getting the win, Batista and Undertaker were laid out by Cena and HBK, payback for the attack the SmackDown duo leveled them with on Raw. Heading into No Way Out, Michaels and Cena seemed to have gotten the best of their opponents on SmackDown.
Earlier in the night, the World Tag Team Champions Cena & Michaels took on Mr. Kennedy & MVP - two young stars hoping to rise up the ladder of WWE. MVP and Kennedy did what they could, but HBK saved his partner from a chair shot, allowing Cena to FU Montel Vontavious Porter for the victory.
Mr. Kennedy immediately went to General Manager Theodore Long to voice his displeasures once more. Long was being visited by former SmackDown Superstar and current ECW World Champion Bobby Lashley, and Kennedy took exception.
When Kennedy pointed out, “I’ve beaten you once before Lashley, and I can do it again,” Lashley became agitated. His friend General Manager Theodore Long contacted ECW officials and the match has been made for this Sunday, where Mr. Kennedy will challenge Bobby Lashley for the ECW World Championship.
Gregory Helms squared off against Scotty 2 Hotty on SmackDown, and as Scotty looked for the Worm, he was attacked by Daivari. This set off a chain reaction which saw Daivari, Scotty 2 Hotty, Funaki, Jamie Noble, Shannon Moore, Jimmy Wang Yang and Chavo Guerrero added to a Cruiserweight Open Match for the Cruiserweight Championship. Can Gregory Helms continue his history making run as Cruiserweight Champion?
WWE Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick was in singles competition against Deuce. As Kendrick looked to seize momentum, Domino interfered, causing London to come to the aid of his partner. With the refs back turned, Domino shoved Kendrick off the top rope and Deuce hit the Crack ‘Em in Da Mouth for the win.
The team of Deuce & Domino will challenge London & Kendrick for the titles this Sunday, after going above General Manager Theodore Long to get the match made by WWE officials.
King Booker hosted his review of the movie See No Evil starring his No Way Out opponent – Kane. Booker and Sharmell shared a laugh at Kane’s expense and then the King proclaimed, “I do not fear Kane.” When the Big Red Monster appeared, King Booker and Sharmell ran off, and Kane got the last laugh.
The Boogeyman avenged his first loss last week at the hands of Finlay by defeating the Irishman. Little Bastard looked to get involved, but Little Boogeyman appeared and attacked him.
At No Way Out, Boogeyman & Little Boogeyman will face Finlay & Little Bastard in a Mixed Tag Team Match.
In preparation for the Diva Talent Invitational, Kristal and Jillian tried to impress SmackDown’s General Manager. Which Divas will participate come this Sunday at No Way Out?
The lovely Ashley unveiled her Playboy cover, much to the delight of WWE fans.
Finally, next week on SmackDown, Rey Mysterio will make a special appearance in his hometown of San Diego.
* Boogeyman def. Finlay
* Deuce def. Brian Kendrick
* WWE Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels def. MVP & Mr. Kennedy
* World Heavyweight Champion Batista & Undertaker def. Rated-RKO
* Cruiserweight Champion Gregory Helms vs. Scotty 2 Hotty (No Contest)