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Smackdown Results - 7/24/09

WWE Smackdown
July 24, 2009
Richmond, VA
Report by: Mike Tedesco of WrestleView.com


?Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event?? The WWE video leads us into the show.

The show opens with a highlight video showcasing last week's main event featuring Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio teaming up to take on Dolph Ziggler and Chris Jericho. CM Punk was ringside and Hardy threw Jericho toward his way ? intentionally we do not know. CM Punk answered by throwing Jericho into Hardy, getting Hardy and Mysterio disqualified. Mysterio was then attacked by Ziggler and Jericho locked Hardy in the Walls of Jericho while CM Punk watched on and did nothing.

The Smackdown video plays and we?re brought into the arena with a great pyro display. Jim Ross and Todd Grisham welcome us to the show and announce our Main Event will be Champion versus Champion as Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio will take on World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk.

Jeff Hardy's music and the Charismatic Enigma is making his way to the ring for a match. Hardy gets a tremendous reaction from the crowd. Hardy grabs a microphone and is amazed by the reception. Hardy says last week CM Punk said he would wind up as a statistic. Punk also said he despises the example he's set for us, the WWE Universe. Hardy said he?ll despise it more when he becomes World Heavyweight Champion. Hardy says Punk comes out on his soapbox and preaches his Straightedge lifestyle, trying to shove it down everyone's throats, and he's sick of it. Hardy says after Night of Champions the preaching will be over because the WWE Universe will be living in the moment with him.

As for his opponent Chris Jericho is concerned, he's probably more worried about finding a partner for this Sunday but tonight he should be more worried about him. Hardy says he hasn?t forgotten about what Jericho did to him last week. Tonight it's time for Jericho's walls to come tumbling down. Hardy then thanks Richmond, Virginia.

Chris Jericho's music hits and he makes his way to the ring.

Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho

The match begins and they circle the ring. Hardy ducks a lock up attempt and takes Jericho down with a waist lock takeover. Hardy grounds and pounds Jericho until he desperately rolls out of the ring. Hardy follows and sends Jericho into the barricade. Hardy throws him into it again and throws him back in the ring. Hardy clubs Jericho and stomps him down in the corner. Jericho answers with a kick and a forearm. Jericho has a whip reversed on him and Hardy hits him with a back elbow. Jericho reverses a whip now into the corner but Hardy counters with a slingshot. Jericho catches him on his shoulders so Hardy hits him with a head-scissors takeover. Hardy clotheslines Jericho out of the ring.

Hardy goes for a slingshot baseball slide but Jericho catches his legs and pulls him out of the ring! Hardy lands with a sickening thump on his back! That's a candidate for Bump of the Night! We?ll take a commercial here.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Jericho drop Hardy with a neckbreaker. Jericho now locks him in a grounded arm trap chin lock. Jericho holds it in for a bit until Hardy gets up at the will of the fans. Hardy elbows out, goes into the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and drops Jericho with a cross-body block for a two count. Jericho gets up and drops Hardy with a step-up enzuigiri for a two count. Jericho doesn?t agree with the referee's count but it stands.

Jericho stomps Hardy and drops him with a big right hand. Jericho taunts the crowd, saying that Hardy is ?nothing.? Jericho steps on Hardy's chest and kicks him a few times arrogantly. Hardy soon gets up and punches back. Hardy whips Jericho into the corner and charges but Jericho sidesteps him. Jericho goes to the second rope and comes off with a Bret ?Hitman? Hart style elbow drop. Jericho covers and puts his feet on the ropes but the referee catches Jericho at the count of two. Jericho chokes Hardy on the second rope until the referee makes him get off. Jericho then catapults him neck first into the second rope in a guillotine. This gets Jericho a near fall. Jericho continues hammering away at Hardy. The crowd is willing him on but is getting nothing. Jericho gets a chin lock on but Hardy is able to fight up and elbow out. Jericho cuts him off with a kick to the midsection. Jericho goes into the ropes and Hardy finally takes him down with a flying neckbreaker drop.

Hardy comes back with a pair of running forearms. Jericho angrily goes into the ropes and Hardy hits him with an inverted atomic drop. Hardy hits the double leg drop to the midsection followed by a low dropkick to the face for a near fall. Hardy hits a beautiful sit-out inverted suplex and goes to the top rope. Hardy comes off with the Swanton Bomb but Jericho rolls out of the way! Jericho quickly goes into the ropes and hits the Lionsault for a near fall!

Jericho can?t believe it. Jericho attempts to lock Hardy in the Walls of Jericho but Hardy powers him off. Jericho tries it again but Hardy counters with an inside cradle for a near fall. Jericho blocks a kick so Hardy counters with his flipping mule kick. Jericho is sitting in the corner so Hardy goes for his slingshot dropkick but Jericho catches his legs and locks Hardy in the Walls of Jericho! Jericho has it locked on tight and Hardy is in pain until he finally reaches the ropes! Jericho stomps at Hardy and goes for the Walls of Jericho again. Hardy refuses to allow that to happen, hitting Jericho with punches, so Jericho catapults him into the corner but Hardy lands on the second rope and climbs up to hit a BEAUTIFUL Whisper in the Wind! Hardy covers for a near fall!

Hardy is getting the crowd into it and goes for a Twist of Fate but Jericho turns him and hits the Codebreaker! The force sends Hardy out of the ring, unbeknownst to Jericho, who looks around for Hardy looking to make the cover. This was some good comedy. Jericho goes outside but Hardy is knocked out. Jericho lifts the dead weight and puts him in the ring for a near fall!

Jericho is frustrated and begins kicking Hardy in the ribs. Jericho goes into the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Hardy counters with a Twist of Fate! Hardy takes his shirt off and goes to the top rope. Jericho gets up and sweeps out Hardy's feet. Jericho goes for a superplex but Hardy punches and head-butts him off. Hardy hits a nice Swanton Bomb for the big win!! This was a fantastic match!!

Winner by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy
Match Rating: ***


Backstage Michelle McCool is getting make-up put on her. McCool gloats about herself and says she doesn?t think people understand how great she is. She's the first ever Diva's Champion and is the first Diva to hold both the Diva's Championship and the Women's Championship. McCool says that pretty much makes her the best WWE Diva in history. McCool says the make-up lady probably remembers the Fabulous Moolah, Sensational Sherri, Mae Young, Lita, Trish Stratus, and none of them compare to her.

Melina walks up and the make-up lady leaves. Melina tells her not to leave because McCool needs more work done. Melina tells her not to be mad and that she's there to congratulate her on being the biggest phony in WWE history. Melina says she invoked her rematch clause and tells McCool at Night of Champions the WWE Women's title will be back around her waist. Melina tells her to shine the title up because it's coming home where it belongs. Melina says McCool needs more make-up and tosses a bunch of foundation all over her face. McCool spits some out. That must taste nasty. Melina says she also does hair and McCool simply walks away.

Still to come tonight is our Main Event. CM Punk takes on Rey Mysterio in a Champion vs. Champion match.

-Commercial Break-

Did you know that visitors spend more time on WWEUniverse.com than MySpace, Twitter, or Facebook? Whatever!

We get a shot of the arena from the outside. Richmond has a really nice stadium.

We now take a look at a video package of John Morrison. They show a bunch of great highlights, including a Shooting Star Press and a 450 Splash to the outside. How about the time he did that moonsault off the top rope with a ladder at WrestleMania 24? This guy is tremendous.

The Great Khali vs. Mike Knox

Mike Knox is returning to the ring after being away for about two months or so.

The match begins and they lock up. Khali quickly pushes Knox away into the ropes. Knox is a big guy but he looks small next to Khali. Knox gets himself pumped up and hits some kicks and punches. Khali quickly pushes him into the ropes and takes him down with a clothesline. Khali pushes Knox into the corner and kicks and back elbows him. Khali then smashes his chest with a huge chop.

All of a sudden Kane's pyro explodes in a moment that even startled me. It was pretty hilarious seeing everyone in the arena jump. Meanwhile this match is still going on. Knox takes advantage of the distraction by clubbing and kicking Khali. Knox pounds Khali in the corner until the referee makes him back away. Knox hammers Khali down to one knee until Khali grabs him by the beard. Khali pushes him down and then takes him down with a back elbow. Khali then lays him out with a big boot and pumps up. Khali hits a clothesline and then a Brain Chop. Khali looks at Kane, who looks upset, and then drops Knox with the Punjabi Plunge for the win in this squash match.

Winner by Pinfall: The Great Khali
Match Rating: ? *


Kane begins approaching the ring and Khali is ready for him. Kane gets on the apron and teases getting in the ring but he instead gets off the apron and walks to the back.

Tonight CM Punk will be issuing a challenge to the WWE Universe. What does he have to say?

-Commercial Break-

It's time for another edition of Word Up. Today's word is G-O-A-T, which is an acronym for the greatest of all time. I?m not from the Cryme Tyme Institution of Higher Hooducation so can any real thugs tell me if this is even a real term that is used or is it just made up? They now start plugging the G-O-A-Ts of tag team wrestling with the Allied Powers DVD. The Hart Dynasty walks up and asks if anyone in their family is on the DVD. All of a sudden Jesse interrupts. Jesse says he comes from where the Fabulous Freebirds come from ? Badstreet, USA! Jesse's father is Terry Gordy from the Freebirds. Jesse insults the Hart Dynasty by making fun of Canada and snowball fights. Natalya says they?ll see them in the ring tonight and Jesse better pray they don?t get their hands on him. Cryme Tyme concludes the segment and leave Jesse high and dry.

Dolph Ziggler is accompanied to the ring by Maria, his apparent girlfriend now. She has no taste in men apparently. Ziggler says we all know him as ?Dolph Ziggler.? Ziggler says he wants to give us a heads up because he's not big on introductions (that's irony because he really is!) but after Sunday we?ll know him as ?Dolph Ziggler, Intercontinental Champion.? He?ll be in action after the break.

-Commercial Break-

Dolph Ziggler vs. Finlay

They circle the ring before locking up. Finlay pushes Ziggler into the corner and gives a clean break. Ziggler gets a waist lock but Finlay quickly breaks the hold with an arm wrench and a takedown. Finlay covers for a no count. Ziggler gets up and they lock up again. Finlay gets a quick headlock so Ziggler whips him off and gets a nasty shoulder block for his efforts. Finlay sends Ziggler into corner and charges but Ziggler sidesteps him and Finlay flies shoulder first into the ring post.

Ziggler sends Finlay into the ring post again and Finlay falls to the outside. Ziggler throws Finlay's shoulder against the ring apron and puts him back in the ring. Ziggler hammers away at the injured shoulder and locks on an arm bar. Finlay arm drags him off but is quickly clotheslined down for a one count. Ziggler kicks him in the shoulder a bit before Finlay slaps him in the face. Ziggler continues the assault before locking on a standing arm bar. Finlay punches out with some nasty punches until Ziggler kicks him in the midsection and drops him with a dropkick for a one count.

Ziggler hits a crossface and wraps Finlay's arm around the top rope. Ziggler goes on the apron and Finlay hammers him with right hands and brings him in the ring the hard way. Finlay takes him down with a trifecta of clotheslines and hits a cannonball to the midsection for a two count. Finlay whips Ziggler to the corner and runs into a kick. Finlay rebounds with a shoulder thrust to the midsection. Finlay attempts a Celtic Cross but Ziggler holds on the ropes so Finlay shoots him to the apron, allowing Ziggler to nail him with a right hand. Ziggler tries to pull Finlay out of the ring but Finlay kicks him off into the announcer's table, starting JR and Todd Grisham.

Finlay comes out and smashes his face off the table before clotheslining him down. Maria comes over to check on Ziggler. Finlay goes to get back in the ring but Ziggler pops up and hits his Jumping Russian Leg Sweep on the outside! That's a nasty move to do on the outside of the ring! Ziggler gets back in the ring and takes the count-out!

Winner by Count-Out: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * ?


Maria is in the ring checking on Dolph Ziggler. They go up the ramp and she raises his hand. No word on if she's a heel.

Backstage Chris Jericho, with his shoulder taped with ice, is talking with Kane. We don?t hear what they?re saying, though.

Coming up next CM Punk will issue a challenge to the WWE Universe.

-Commercial Break-

World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk makes his way to the ring to a not so warm reception. Punk says he's come out here to challenge the WWE Universe to see things his way and to learn how to just say ?no.? The people who cheer for Jeff Hardy are just slaves to the vices associated with his ?living in the moment.? Punk says he feels bad for us, walking around almost blind, wearing our prescriptions proudly on our sleeves, like a badge of honor. Punk says the doctor told us to take one every four hours. Aside from himself there isn?t a person in the arena who hasn?t abused prescription medication or taken a recreational drug.

Punk says he knows its hard being straightedge and living that life. It's tough being him but none of us realize how much more difficult it is living the life we all live. Punk says he's positive no one takes into account the long term effects of alcohol on the liver. Punk says this is nothing to cheer that we drink because it's fun. They pipe in fake cheers here. Punk says it's not fun when it spirals and we drink to feel normal. Then there are the smokers. Punk says he doesn?t know what's more disgusting ? a smoker polluting his or her lungs with over 4,000 foreign chemicals, or having to listen to those smokers saying they can quit whenever they want to. Punk says he knows it's tough to quit and it takes a strong person to do so, but it takes an even smarter person to not do it in the first place.

The crowd is chanting for Jeff Hardy. Punk says he doesn?t want to be the bearer of bad news but the facts are pretty slim that any of the people in the arena will get the monkey off their back. They?ll never be able to pry the cigarette from their lips, or find the self control to pour the drink from the glass, or the self respect to take the pill out of the mouth. Punk says it starts and can?t happen without learning to say ?no? to temptation and that's why he's out here ? to challenge us before it's too late. Punk tells us to say no to our vices, temptations, and to control ourselves.

Jeff Hardy's music hits and he makes his way out to the ring. Hardy gets in the ring and says Punk has a lot of nerve. Hardy says Punk thinks he's so right but what he doesn?t know about people could fill a book. Hardy says he's so stuck on himself it's like he's forgotten what it's like to be human. Hardy says people make mistakes and those people can change. Punk says the people say they can change ? and then stops, saying he's not going to enable him. In fact, Punk doesn?t want to be in the same ring as him. Punk's going to do what he always does, and what Hardy should have done a long time ago ? he's going to just say no. Punk leaves the ring as Hardy just looks on like he can?t believe this guy. Hardy shakes his head as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

The Smack of the Week is Cryme Tyme and Eve defeating the Hart Dynasty.

Eve Torres vs. Natalya

Justin King, the rookie referee, is in control. They lock up and Eve quickly gets a headlock. Natalya tries to whip her off but Eve hangs on. Natalya takes her down by the hair. They lock up and Natalya powers her into the ropes. Natalya pushes her and Eve gets a headlock and a takeover on her. Natalya powers up and elbows out. Natalya sends her into the corner and charges into a knee. Eve comes off the second rope but Natalya catches her and hits a British Bulldog-type powerslam for a near fall.

Natalya grounds and pounds her before stepping on her. Natalya now locks on a beautiful Mexican surfboard stretch! Natalya almost gets pinned so she brings her down and jumps on Eve while still having the submission locked on. That was the greatest thing I?ve seen in a Diva's match in some time. Natalya goes for a leg drop but Eve avoids it. Eve kicks her in the midsection and clotheslines her down. Eve hits a dropkick but has a whip into the ropes reversed on her. Natalya lowers her head and Eve kicks her in the face. Natalya then drops her with that spinning clothesline but Eve rolls to the ropes. Natalya picks her up by the hair and puts her on the top rope. Natalya goes for a super back suplex but Eve hammers her off. Eve hits a moonsault for the win. Natalya is too good to be jobbed out like that.

Winner by Pinfall: Eve Torres
Match Rating: * ?


Backstage the Great Khali and Ranjin Singh are talking. Chris Jericho walks up and says he is seriously considering Khali to be his partner. Khali speaks and Singh translates. Singh says Khali says it would be an honor of the highest esteem to be a champion of any kind, let alone one-half of the Unified Tag Team Champions. Only one small thing ? he wouldn?t want his partner to be Chris Jericho.

R-Truth will be in action next.

-Commercial Break-

Still to come is our Champion vs. Champion Main Event.

Charlie Haas is already in the ring, ready to be fed to R-Truth.

Charlie Haas vs. R-Truth

Charles Robinson, my favorite referee, has this one. They circle the ring and R-Truth does a dance. Haas pushes him down hard. R-Truth gets up and hits a solid right hand, taking him down. Haas goes for a kick but R-Truth catches it. Haas goes for a clothesline but R-Truth splits under that and hits a jumping back heel kick for a near fall. Haas knees him in the midsection and sends him into the ropes. R-Truth slingshots over him and does a cartwheel, injuring his knee. Haas takes advantage with a kick to the kneecap.

Haas drags him to the corner and exits the ring, smashing R-Truth's leg off the ring post. R-Truth kicks him away but can?t get anything going. Haas kicks him in the back of the knee and rolls up R-Truth's pant leg. Haas targets the knee and stomps on it. R-Truth hobbles right into a right hand for a two count. Haas kicks him in the knee and locks on an inverted single leg crab. They pipe in fake audience claps and R-Truth gets to the ropes. Haas kicks him in the knee until R-Truth kicks him off. Haas walks right into a right hand to the midsection and some strikes that stun him.

R-Truth hits a back elbow and a back body drop. R-Truth sends Haas into the ropes and hits a hip toss for a two count. R-Truth asks the crowd ?What's up? and gets kicked in the knee. That's what's up. Haas brings him face first into the turnbuckle and blocks a kick. Haas then clubs him in the knee. Haas charges and R-Truth sidesteps him. Haas crashes chest first into the turnbuckle. R-Truth then hits the Scissors Kick and pins him for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: * ?


-Commercial Break-

Did you know more males (2-65) watched Smackdown last Friday than ANY show on ANY network? Two year olds watch wrestling? Who am I to judge, though?

Jim Ross and Todd Grisham are in the ring to run down the Night of Champions card.

CM Punk makes his way to the ring. He?ll be in action next in a Champion vs. Champion match.

-Commercial Break-

Rey Mysterio comes out with a mask designed by a kid who won a contest. Mysterio gave him the mask at ringside. That was a touching moment.

Champion vs. Champion
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio


The match begins and they lock up. CM Punk quickly gets a hammerlock on and Mysterio hits a high snapmare to get out of it. They circle the ring and go for a test of strength but Punk kicks him down. Punk now locks on a beautiful leg lock. Mysterio kicks him in the face and gets out of it. Mysterio goes for a single leg crab but Punk pulls him down. Punk gets a front face lock on but Mysterio gets out and they do the test of strength. Punk goes for a back heel trip but Mysterio holds on, jumps onto Punk's shoulders, and rolls him up for a one count. Punk gets a single leg for a quick one count as well. They tussle around before getting up and going face to face.

Both men push one another and trade kicks. Punk then throws Mysterio shoulder first into the ring post. Punk covers for a two count. Punk locks a headlock on now. Mysterio gets up, elbows him off, and sends him into the ropes, only to get a shoulder block. Punk goes into the ropes, over and under Mysterio, and cuts Mysterio off with a kick to the midsection. Punk hits a wrist lock and Mysterio gets to the ropes, back flips out, and punches Punk. Mysterio grabs the arm and climbs up the ropes for a super arm drag but Punk pushes him off the top rope to the outside! Mysterio's arm hit the top rope so it could possibly be injured. Mysterio gets up and Punk baseball slides him down. It's time for a break.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Mysterio locked in an arm bar. Punk holds it in for a bit until Mysterio kicks him off. Mysterio goes into the ropes but Punk catches him and powers him to the corner. Punk covers for a near fall. Punk hits a snapmare and kicks him in the back before dropping a leg for a two count. Punk turns Mysterio onto his stomach and gets a hammerlock on. Mysterio gets up and elbows out. Mysterio goes into the ropes and Punk hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall.

Punk locks on a grounded key lock. Punk holds it in for a bit until Mysterio punches him off. Punk and Mysterio trade kicks, with Punk coming out on top. Punk head-butts Mysterio down and stomps on his injured arm. Punk hits a short-arm shoulder block for a near fall. Punk locks the key lock back on. Mysterio fights up and punches out only to be cut off by a knee to the midsection. Punk now gets Mysterio up into a Gory Submission Stretch! That's a great move and Punk has it locked on perfectly. Mysterio kicks out and arm drags him down. Punk charges into a drop toe hold into the corner.

Both men are down while Dolph Ziggler makes his way down to the ring for a closer look at his opponent. Mysterio and Punk trade more kicks with Mysterio coming out the better. Punk pushes Mysterio into the ropes but Mysterio ducks the clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body for a two count. Mysterio goes into the ropes but Punk catches him with a kick. Punk goes into the ropes and Mysterio drops him with a picture perfect dropkick for a two count. Mysterio wrenches the arm and kicks him in the midsection. A whip to the corner is reversed on Mysterio but Mysterio catches a charging Punk with a boot in the face. Mysterio hits a head-scissors into position for the 619. Mysterio goes for it but Punk back drops him to the apron.

Mysterio shoulders him in the midsection and hits his springboard senton. Ziggler is on the apron so Mysterio punches him off and turns right into a back heel kick from Punk, giving Punk a near fall! Punk goes for a suplex but Mysterio lands on his feet. Punk gets behind him and pushes him into the corner, hitting him with a high knee. Punk goes for the bulldog but Mysterio pushes him into position and goes for the 619 but Punk cuts him off with a head-butt to the midsection. Punk throws him out of the ring but Mysterio rolls through the impact.

Punk doesn?t realize Mysterio is on the apron until he turns and sees Mysterio coming off the top rope. Punk catches him in position for the GTS but Mysterio twists it into a wheelbarrow bulldog, putting Punk in position. Mysterio hits the 619 and the springboard body splash! Mysterio has a two and a half count when Dolph Ziggler attacks him, causing a disqualification!

Winner by Disqualification: Rey Mysterio
Match Rating: ** ?


Dolph Ziggler continues the assault and sends him into the ropes but Mysterio holds on. Ziggler charges into a drop toe hold, putting him in position. Mysterio goes for the 619 but Punk hits him from behind! Ziggler now waits for Mysterio to get up and hits his Jumping Russian Leg Sweep! Ziggler hits it again and now Jeff Hardy runs down, bumping Punk on the way, to make the save! Hardy forearms him down and throws him out of the ring! Hardy takes his shirt off and CM Punk runs in and drops him with the GTS! The crowd is booing Punk as the show ends!


Quick Match Results
Jeff Hardy def. Chris Jericho
The Great Khali def. Mike Knox
Dolph Ziggler def. Finlay via Count-Out
Eve Torres def. Natalya
R-Truth def. Charlie Haas
Rey Mysterio def. CM Punk via DQ (non-title)

Bump of the Night: Dolph Ziggler hitting Finlay with his finisher on the outside!

Match of the Night: Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho ***

Mike's Thoughts

This was a very good go home show for Night of Champions. We had five good to great matches, excluding one squash. We had some good money promos and some great entertainment. Oh, and no Pretty Ricky!

Wow, I?m so excited for CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy this Sunday. It's unreal that Jeff Hardy is leaving. Hardy's gotten so good in these past few months on the microphone. Tonight he cut a great, exciting promo, and then a more serious one. To top it all off Hardy is wrestling better than I?ve ever seen him. His match against Chris Jericho was tremendous tonight. Hulu that if you didn?t see it. CM Punk is no slouch, either. CM Punk's new character is really coming along and while his message is true and real, it's the way he says things that makes you hate him. Punk's championship reign has been great so far and he's really come along since coming to Smackdown.

Dolph Ziggler is really coming along. I?ll be the first to admit that I thought the gimmick was stupid, the name was stupid, and that he?d never make it. I was wrong except for one thing ? that name is stupid. But Ziggler has made the best of everything given to him and has run with the ball. Now we?ll see how he does with Rey Mysterio on Sunday, who is doing tremendous as of late as well. They should have a very entertaining match and I can?t wait for it.

The rest of Smackdown was pretty good. Thank goodness there was no Pretty Ricky, though I don?t think it's a dead gimmick, since they were talking about it during his match. There was also no follow up to the fall out of Layla and Ricky Ortiz. I?m not interested in finding out what happened.

Natalya is the best woman wrestler in the company. Everything she does is crisp and meaningful, unlike her spotfest Diva peers. It's a shame they don?t utilize her more. Is it because she's not a bikini Diva? What's going on with the people who run things for the Diva's division? You get some Diva's who can wrestle and they?ll be on top. Natalya is so good she could have a great match with a broom? and she was pretty close to that broom with the green Eve Torres. Eve has potential but it's pretty unreal when she's beating Natalya. Oh well.

Kane and Great Khali are STILL feuding?! What?! And Mike Knox returned to get squashed?

Chris Jericho was dynamite in his match with Jeff Hardy tonight. I wonder who he's going to have as his partner. It's going to be an interesting match as all the combatants are heel. Who will be booed more?

All in all a great night and show. You can?t go wrong when you have a show with six matches and build for a Pay Per View!

Final Rating: ** ?

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Be sure to check out yesterday's Superstars recap.

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