Note: Mike Tedesco will return next week recapping Smackdown.
DX-Mas Night SmackDown
By: Mitch Passero
December 25, 2009
Results courtesy of WWE.com
ORLANDO, Fla. ? On Christmas Night, it was Unified Tag Team Champions DX and Rey Mysterio who closed out 2009 on a high note, looking much better than all of their rivals.
Unified Tag Team Champions DX def. The Hart Dynasty
In their first title defense since winning the Unified Tag Team Championship, DX came to SmackDown to take on The Hart Dynasty. The champions were looking to continue the Christmas cheer they spread on Monday Night Raw (Raw recap). After a competitive contest, it was DX who reigned supreme when HBK hit David Hart Smith with some holiday Sweet Chin Music, followed up by a devastating pedigree from Triple H.
With DX looking on, The Hart Dynasty attacked Chris Jericho
Earlier in the night, The Hart Dynasty and Chris Jericho traded verbal barbs over who should be No. 1 Contenders to DX. Appearing on the arena screen, DX poked fun at their challengers, including offering The Hart Dynasty a one-way, paid trip back to Canada. But, it was Jericho who suffered the ultimate insult when David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd drove him into the canvas, leaving him writing in pain.
World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker vs. Rey Mysterio ended in a No Contest
For the first time ever, World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker defended his title against Rey Mysterio on SmackDown. After a brutal chokeslam, it looked like The Deadman had Mysterio right where he wanted. But then from out of nowhere, a raging Batista intervened, hitting The Phenom with a spinebuster. Capitalizing on the downed champ, Mysterio stunned the champion with the 619. Seizing the moment, The Animal dropped Undertaker with a hard-hitting spear. The chaos reached its climax when Mysterio hit Batista with the 619 and crushed him with a seated senton. After the dust settled, it was The Ultimate Underdog who escaped relatively unscathed, leaving Undertaker and Batista reeling from his lightning-fast assault.
John Morrison, R-Truth, Matt Hardy & Finlay def. CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler
With a host of rivalries intertwined in one match, the WWE Universe was treated to an action-packed eight-man tag match to kick off the night. After a competitive battle from both sides, it was John Morrison who picked up the win for his team by hitting Starship Pain on Dolph Ziggler. As the No. 1 Contender, John Morrison will take on Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre in a title match next week on SmackDown.
Cryme Tyme def. local competitors
Before their match even began, Cryme Tyme got in the Christmas spirit by relieving a ?bad Santa? of his toys in the locker room area and re-gifting them to excited members of the WWE Universe. Although their challengers appeared to be worthy opponents, Cryme Tyme swiftly asserted their dominance in the contest. Using his massive power, Shad tossed one challenger out of the ring, then effortlessly lifted the other atop his shoulders, setting him up perfectly for the devastating G-9 from JTG.
Mickie James & Maria def. Beth Phoenix & Layla
Prior to the match, Women’s Champion Michelle McCool and Layla continued in their mean-spirited ways of hurling insults at Mickie James. Despite the hurtful words, Mickie was able to focus and get the pinfall over Layla, giving her and Maria the victory. Then, after the bell, the fired-up Mickie headed straight for McCool, who was seated with the announce team. But before Mickie could get to her rival, Beth Phoenix attacked from behind, slamming Mickie onto the announce table. Reveling in the attack, Michelle stood over her fallen rival and engaged in a stare down with The Glamazon. Despite the tension in the air, the Christmas clashing had come to an end.