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The pyro goes off as Michael Cole welcomes us to tonight’s episode and introduces his colleague Jerry “The King” Lawler. Mark Henry is out to the ring first for the opening contest, his opponent for the evening is Primo for the opening contest from the RAW brand.
Primo vs. Mark Henry
The bell rings and Primo rolls out of the way of a lock up, He showboats before being hit with two big shoulder blocks by Henry. Primo goes under the rope which prompts the ref to block Henry’s attack, Primo uses the distraction to dropkick the knee of Henry and go on the attack. Henry is able to stop the flurry and send Primo to the corner, He picks him up and slams him to the mat before puling him to the center for a big squash. Primo is able to move out of the way of the big squash attempt, He hits a dropkick for a cover and a big kickout by Henry. Primo goes back on the attack of Henry, He applies a front face lock but is overpowered and thrown to the mat.
Primo is unfazed and goes on the attack of the hamstring of Henry, The fans cheer for Henry as he is able to send Primo to the corner and block a top rope attempt. Henry capitalizes and goes on the attack, He hits a flurry of clotheslines and headbutts before sending Primo to the corner. Primo goes for an ariel attack but is caught and hit with the World’s Strongest Slam for the finish.
Winner Via World Strongest Slam: Mark Henry
Michael Cole hypes a diva’s match between former ECW GM Tiffany and one half of the CO WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool.
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Jerry Lawler hypes the new photo shoot of the WWE Divas as we segway into a Divas match with Gail Kim out first, Jillian is out second as she will be her opponent for the evening.
Gail Kim vs. Jillian
The bell rings and the divas lock up, Jillian moves Gail in to the corner and lands a kick to the gut. Jillian goes for an attack but Gail moves, She goes for a cover but Jillian kicks out. Jillian grabs Gail’s hair and slams her to the mat, She goes for a cover but Gail is able to kick out. Jillian picks up Gail and sends her to the rope, Gail counters into a roll for a pin but Jillian kicks out. Gail goes on the attack with a flurry of moves, Gail hits a big dropkick that sends Jillian to the outside, Gail flips through the rope and hits a head scissors.
Gail goes to continue her attack but is grabbed and sent into the apron, Jillian crawls back into the ring while the ref counts for Gail. Gail is able to get back in and is attacked by Jillian, Jillian sends Gail’s face into the mat and goes for a pin but Gail kicks out. Jillian continues her attack on Gail, She sends Gail into the turnbuckle which snaps her and she hits the mat, Jillian goes for another cover but Gail kicks out. Jillian puts Gail in a chin lock as the crowd tries to rally Gail back, Gail starts to come back but the move she goes for is countered for a front face slam for a cover and a kickout. An angry Jillian goes for multiple pins but Gail keeps kicking out, Jillian goes for a move in the corner but Gail is able to counter and make a short comeback before being taking down to the mat again by her hair.
Jillian goes for a cartwheel move but Gail is able to get her knees up, Gail uses her momentum to hit Jillian in the corner. Gail goes to the top rope but is met by Jillian and is hit with a suplex, Jillian goes for the cover but Gail kicks out. Jillian goes for a back slide for the win but is countered into Eat Defeat for the cover and the win!
Winner Via Eat Defeat: Gail Kim
Michael Cole hypes the transition from the Raw divas to the Smackdown divas with Tiffany taking on Michelle McCool.
As we return from commercial Laycool make there way to the ring as Todd Grisham and Matt Striker discuss the Women’s title situation, Tiffany is out next as she will be taking on Michelle McCool in this match.
Tiffany Vs. Co. WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool W/ Co. WWE Women’s Champion Layla
The bell rings and Michelle gains control with the go behind, Tiffany reverses and transitions into a front facelock. Tiffany and Michelle trade holds until Tiffany is able to muster up a pinfall for a kickout. Michelle and Tiffany continue to trade until Michelle is able to send Tiffany to the outside, Michelle follows her out and and lands and major kick to the head of Tiffany which bounces off the announce table. The ref starts a count but Tiffany is able to make it back into the ring, Michelle goes back on the attack but Tiffany is able to muster up the energy to hit a back body drop.
Tiffany goes on the attack, She hits a monkey flip out of the corner followed by a head snap for a cover and a count of one. Tiffany comes off the ropes and goes for a sunset flip but is rolled through and hit with the faith breaker for a cover and win for Michelle!
Winner Via Faith Breaker: Michelle McCool
Backstage Segment: Vicky Guerrero, Chavo Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler.
Hype Package: Evan Bourne
“Just Close Your Eyes” plays throughout the arena as Christian makes his way to the ring for the main event of the evening against Chavo Guerrero.
Christian vs. Chavo Guerrero
The bell rings and the two lock up, They trade go behinds before Christian hits some shoulder blocks and a pinfall attempt. Chavo goes on the attack but is countered into a back body drop, Christian goes to the top rope and hits a missile drop kick for a cover and a one count. Chavo goes for an attack but is sent over the top rope to the outside, Christian goes over the top rope and hits a crossbody on Chavo. Vickie Guerrero comes out and announces that the match has been changed to a two on one handicap match.
Christian vs. Chavo Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler
We return from commercial and Christian goes for multiple shoulder blocks and a pin attempt, Chavo regains control and sends Christian into the corner. Christian counters and goes to the middle rope, Dolph distracts the ref enough to give Chavo a chance to pull Christian off the rope onto the mat. Chavo goes for the cover but Christian kicks out, Dolph makes the tag in and goes on the attack on Christian. Dolph goes for a cover but Christian kicks out, Dolph follows up with a neck snap before going for another cover. Dolph continues to control the match with a chinlock, Christian breaks out and goes for a move but is countered and catapulted into the corner.
Dolph does a running attack to the back of Christian, Dolph goes for a cover but Christian kicks out again. Dolph tags in Chavo who continues to control Christian, Chavo continues his flurry of attack and goes for a cover but again Christian kicks out. Chavo takes Christian to the corner and continues the attack, Chavo distracts the ref and Dolph inflicts damage on Christian. Chavo tags in Dolph who goes for a move in the corner, Christian moves and begins to regain momentum going for a springboard sunset flip for a cover and a kickout. Christian continues his comeback with a series of attacks on both of his opponents, He goes for a move off the top rope but Dolph moves.
Chavo uses the misses maneuver to go on the attack and beat down Christian, He goes for the three amigos but is blocked at the third. Christian hits the spinning elbow off the turnbuckle, He goes for Killswitch but is countered into the dangerous buster. Chavo goes for the top rope for a frog splash but Christian moves and hits the Killswitch. Unbeknownst to Christian , Ziggler is the legal man and sneaks up behind him and hits the Zig Zag for the cover and the win!
Winners Via Zig Zag: Chavo Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler
Before I give my thoughts I would like to take this chance to say how good it feels to be back to doing a full recap. Also I would like to take this time to thank Mr. V for covering for me on the 20th and doing a great job. Now on to tonight’s show.
I thought the opener between Henry and Primo went exactly as it should a Squash. Primo shouldn’t have been a challenge at all for Henry and they made sure that was the way it went.
I have said it before I am not a fan of Divas matches so I have nothing nice to say about either so I won’t say anything.
The main event was lame as the minute it became a handicap match the result was obvious, but the highlight of tonight did come during this match when Matt Striker made a reference to the fact that Chavo and Dolph teaming a a reunion of the one of my favorite gimmicks ever Kerwin White and his caddy.
“If it ain’t white it ain’t right” -Kewin White
See you next Thursday!