?Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event?? The WWE video leads us into the show.
The WWE Superstars video plays and we?re brought into the arena with a huge explosion signaling the entrance of Kane. Jim Ross and Todd Grisham welcome us to the show. This is Smackdown’s contribution to the show.
Kane vs. Jimmy Wang Yang
The match begins and they circle the ring. Yang avoids a lock up and starts kicking Kane until he pushes him away. Yang ducks a clothesline, dropkicks him in the knee and then the face before going into the ropes and eating a big boot. Kane puts him in the corner and delivers a straight punch. Kane then viciously stomps him until the referee backs him away. Kane gets him up and whips him to the corner. Kane then charges and destroys him with a corner clothesline. Kane gets him to his feet and takes him right back down with an uppercut. Kane drops an elbow and stomps him before hitting a low dropkick to the face. Kane whips Yang hard into the corner and drops him with a sidewalk slam. Kane signals for the Chokeslam and the crowd loves it. Kane hits the Chokeslam and pins him for the win. They had to pipe in boos for this.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: ? *
Kane goes under the ring and grabs a Singapore cane. Remember he has a Singapore Cane match against Khali this Sunday. Kane viciously smashes on Jimmy Wang Yang’s back with the cane. Yang’s shirt is actually ripped from the hits when all is said and done. Kane raises the cane above his head and leaves. They actually show him in the ring with his shirt off and massive welts. Nasty stuff!
Our Main Event tonight will be Kofi Kingston and Primo taking on the Miz and Jack Swagger.
Matt Striker and Josh Mathews welcome us back to the show. This is ECW’s contribution to the show.
Sheamus vs. Yoshi Tatsu
They lock up to begin the match and Tatsu gets him in a side headlock. Sheamus whips him off and goes for a hip toss but Tatsu blocks it and hits an arm drag. Sheamus gets upset and slaps him in the face. Tatsu responds with a dropkick that floors Sheamus. Tatsu gets him up and gets punched in the face. Sheamus goes for a body slam but Tatsu avoids it. Sheamus charges but Tatsu sidesteps him and he flies out of the ring. Tatsu gets on the apron where Sheamus chop blocks him.
Sheamus drops a trio of elbows and covers for a two count. Sheamus digs a few knees in the back and locks on a knee to the back chin lock. Tatsu fights up when Sheamus turns it to a straight chin lock. Sheamus is able to power him down and cover for a one count. Sheamus locks on a surfboard stretch. Tatsu fights up but Sheamus knees him and sends him sternum first into the turnbuckle. Sheamus then shoulder blocks him from behind back into the turnbuckle and hits a back suplex for a near fall.
Sheamus gets him up and forearms him in the back. Tatsu responds with a quick kick to the face. Tatsu kicks him in the knees and face, bringing Sheamus down. Sheamus gets up and trapped in an inside cradle, giving Tatsu a near fall. Tatsu slaps him in the chest a few times before having a whip reversed on him. Sheamus lowers his head and eats a kick. Tatsu goes into the ropes with a wheel kick and covers for a two count. Sheamus quickly comes back with a knee to the midsection and sends Tatsu to the corner where he slingshots over him and kicks him in the midsection. Tatsu charges into a NASTY bicycle kick. Sheamus gets pumped up and hits the Irish Curse for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: * ?
Sheamus goes up the ramp with some nasty welts on his pale chest. That’s just gross.
One of the Bella Twins will be in action next. Just for proof they showed them both walking confidently backstage.
Did you know WWE Superstars was the #1 show on WGN America for the entire week? What does that say for WGN America?
Katie Lea Burchill vs. Nikki Bella
The bell rings and they circle the ring. They lock up and Burchill backs her to the ropes. Nikki hits a monkey flip and charges Burchill in the corner but Burchill moves. Burchill charges but Nikki slips through the ropes and shoulder blocks her. Nikki hits a sunset flip for a one count. Nikki hits a snapmare and goes for a cross-body but Burchill catches her and drops her with a nasty swinging backbreaker for a one count. Can?t they kick out at two to sell the devastation of the move? Burchill stomps the back and taunts the crowd while choking Nikki out. Burchill hits another backbreaker for a two count. Burchill locks on a knee to the back chin lock. Nikki fights up and gets slammed right down by her hair. Burchill gets distracted by Brie Bella on the outside and Nikki rolls her up with a school girl for a one count.
Nikki fights back with punches until Burchill ducks a clothesline and hits a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Burchill covers again for a two count. Burchill stands over her slapping before picking her up by her hair and punching her down. Burchill whips Nikki into the corner and charges but Nikki slides to the apron. Burchill gets kicked away and they make the switch while the referee is distracted. Brie Bella then comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for the win. Really?
Winner by Pinfall: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: ? *
Still to come is Kofi Kingston and Primo verses Jack Swagger and the Miz.
We come back from the break with a video package of the Legacy vs. DX feud. They?ll fight at Breaking Point in a Submissions Count Anywhere match.
We?re welcomed back to the show by Jim Ross and Todd Grisham. They then go into the Smackdown Rebound. It was a great Smackdown that saw a tremendous **** match with John Morrison and Rey Mysterio as well as the return of the Undertaker. All good stuff!
They plug the John Cena vs. Randy Orton I Quit Match. Jim Ross, ever the Gordon Solie mark, says ?Five letters, two words: I Quit.?
We see Dolph Ziggler warming up for his match which is next. Grisham mentions he’s the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Champion. Too bad he can?t get a match on the Pay Per View.
They promote the Decade of Smackdown special for October 2nd. I cannot wait!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Slam Master J
While Ziggler was coming out Grisham was saying he thinks he can beat John Morrison to get the Intercontinental Championship. They blanked out Breaking Point. What a terrible edit because he said ?He thinks he can beat John Morrison at? to win the championship.? Boo for not letting them on the card.
The match begins and they take off their respective ring attires. They circle the ring and lock up. Jesse quickly twists the arm and wrenches it before Ziggler punches him in the face. Ziggler takes him down with a shoulder block. Ziggler goes into the ropes and gets taken down by a clothesline, giving Jesse a one count. Jesse gets a standing arm bar on Ziggler, which Ziggler punches out of. Jesse takes him down with a punch and whips Ziggler into the corner. Jesse charges and gets back body dropped to the apron. Jesse climbs the ropes and Ziggler knocks him off to the outside.
Ziggler gets him back into the ring and covers for a two count. Ziggler hits some punches and hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Ziggler hits a punch and a high elbow drop for a near fall. Some hilarious commentary from JR and Grisham:
Grisham: Slam Master J says he’s here in WWE to ?clown some pretenders.?
JR: Now what the hell does that mean?
Ziggler has a grounded chin lock on Jesse. Jesse fights up and elbows out. Ziggler cuts him off with a knee and whips him into the corner. Ziggler runs into a boot and Jesse rolls him up for a two count. Jesse hits some forearm smashes and a back elbow for a two count. Ziggler hits a jawbreaker and his Reverse Bulldog for the win. There was an awkward cut in between that.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * ?
Kofi Kingston and Primo versus the Miz and Jack Swagger is next.
Michael Cole and Jerry ?The King? Lawler welcome us back to the show.
Jack Swagger & The Miz vs. Primo & Kofi Kingston
It?ll be Jack Swagger and Kofi Kingston starting out. They circle the ring and lock up. Kingston quickly gets a side headlock on and Swagger quickly gets one of his own on. Kingston whips him off and Swagger takes him down with a shoulder block. Swagger goes into the ropes and catches Kingston doing a leap frog. Kingston slides down his back and goes for a roll up but Swagger picks him up by the neck. Swagger pushes him into the ropes and goes for a hip toss but Kingston counters into a monkey flip. Kingston hits a dropkick and covers for a one count. Kingston makes the tag to Primo. Kingston sends Swagger into the ropes and hits a punch to the midsection which Primo follows up with a leg sweep. Primo drops a leg for a two count.
Primo bounces Swagger off the turnbuckle but has a whip to the opposite corner reversed on him. Swagger runs into Primo’s boots and Primo springboards off the top rope with a dropkick for a two count. Swagger powers Primo to the corner and Primo fights both men. Swagger then hits a get buster and a Gutwrench Powerbomb! Swagger covers and gets a near fall when it’s broken up by Kingston. Swagger makes the tag to the Miz, who chokes Primo on the middle rope. Miz slams him down and hits a running kick to the head for a two count. Miz digs a knee into the back and pulls back on the chin. Primo fights up and whips Miz off but can?t tag Kingston. Miz punches Kingston off the apron and goes for a clothesline but Primo counters into a Russian Leg Sweep.
Primo then tags in Kingston, who slingshots in with a kick to Miz. Kingston slaps him down twice before dropkicking him. Kingston leaps up to the top rope and punches Miz. Swagger causes a distraction but nothing happens. Kingston ducks a clothesline and clotheslines Miz down. Kingston goes for the Boom-Boom Leg Drop but Swagger drags Miz out of the ring. Kingston then springboards over the top rope with a splash. Miz eats it and Swagger avoids it. Primo then takes Swagger out with a dive. Kingston hits a cross-body block off the top rope for a near fall. Kingston hits some punches but has a whip into the ropes reversed on him. Kingston collides with Swagger, allowing Miz to hit the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jack Swagger & The Miz
Match Rating: * ?
The Miz and Jack Swagger celebrate as the faces look on upset. They actually didn?t cheat so they shouldn?t be pissed.
Quick Match Results
Kane def. Jimmy Wang Yang
Sheamus def. Yoshi Tatsu
Nikki Bella def. Katie Lea Burchill
Dolph Ziggler def. Slam Master J
Jack Swagger & The Miz* def. Primo & Kofi Kingston*
Bump of the Night: Kane annihilating Jimmy Wang Yang with a Singapore Cane!
Match of the Night: Swagger & Miz vs. Primo & Kingston * ?
Five matches on a one hour show? Huh? What can you really say about five matches if each of them has three to five minutes? It makes no sense. Three matches for the three brands. It’s a formula that has worked and made the show enjoyable. Why do they have to try and rock the boat?
One quick thought: The Miz was buried all summer by John Cena so I?m supposed to take him seriously all of a sudden because he’s challenging for the United States Title? I couldn?t watch him tonight in his red trunks without thinking of him as a jobber. I just couldn?t even take him seriously as a threat even if he did get the pin. I don?t know how they?ll ever get the momentum he had back before he had his first squash against Cena.
Please bring it back to the old format next week. I love the shows I cover but I wouldn?t even vote this show a point in Mr. V’s column for next week. Pathetic.
Final Rating: * ?
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