Latest
  • Welcome!

    We're a UK based community of cult entertainment fans - so whether you're into WWE, Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek and more - join us!

    It's free to register, so why not sign up and discuss whatever you're into...

SmackDown Discussion Thread - 2nd January 2009

What Did You Think of the First SmackDown of 2009?


  • Total voters
    4

FreeSpirit

New Member
Messages
11,865
Points
0
Preview:

Venue:
The IZOD Center - East Rutherford, New Jersey

TV Schedule:
Friday 2nd January
UK: Sky Sports 3 at 10pm
USA: MyNetwork TV at 8/7c

SmackDown returns to the United States this Tuesday Night, with WWE taping this and next week's show at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, as the road to Detroit and the 2009 Royal Rumble continues!
 

FreeSpirit

New Member
Messages
11,865
Points
0
Spoilers:

Credit:
wrestlingobserver.com

Before the show started they played the usual WWE publicity video. A funny note is when George Bush and John McCain were shown during the video they were heavily booed while Barack Obama got a nice pop.

Match 1 - Ryan Braddock(no crowd reaction) vs R-Truth in a dark match

Truth won with a scissors kick. Crowd was very into Truth with his crowd entrance and moves during the match.

JR and Tazz made their entrance followed by the opening video and fireworks. No National Anthem.

Vickie Guerrero came out and wished everyone a happy new year. She announced Jeff Hardy vs Edge for the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble. She also said the SmackDown Rumble entrants would be announced later on. This brought out Triple H who wanted to know if he was in the Rumble. She told him he'd have to wait along with everyone else. He started making the usual fat jokes about her until she frustratingly said he was in. He pulled out Vickie's action figure and took the figures shirt off to show the figure has a skinny body. He also said there were nude pics of her on eBay that were being bid on by someone named ChavoG2009. He said the auction goes off in 5 minutes. She looked shocked and walked off to the back.

Finlay, Hornswoggle, Great Khali and Ranjn Singh were shown backstage doing a photoshoot.

Match 2 - Finlay & Great Khali vs Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder

After Hawkins & Ryder made their entrance they played the Umaga returns video. Finlay & Khali had seperate entrances. Hornswoggle ran under the ring. Khali & Horny did a comedy spot where the ref was distracted by Finlay, Khali gave Hawkins & Ryder a double headbutt then Horny snuck in behind the refs back and also gave them a double headbutt before running back under the ring. Finlay & Khali won when Khali pinned (I forget who) with the Khali slam. After the match, Finlay, Khali & Hornswoggle all hit their finishers.

Eve interviewed Michelle McCool. Michelle said Maria was jealous and intentionally cost her the Divas Title.

Edge, Vickie & Big Show were backstage. Edge said it was so embarassing having nude pics of his wife on eBay. Show said he saw the pics. Edge got in his face and said that was his wife he was talking about. He told show it's also embarassing losing to a flyweight at WrestleMania. Show stood up and they went nose to nose. Edge walked away and Show smirked.

Match 3 - Jesse & Festus vs The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson

Festus appeared to hurt his knee catching a Kendrick crossbody off the top rope. Jesse quickly came in. Ezekiel pinned Jesse with the dont-call-it-the rock bottom. I'm guessing Festus was just selling the knee.

Match 4 - Hurricane Helms vs Vladimir Kozlov

2 minutes in and we have a boring chant while Kozlov had Helms in a hold. Kozlov wins with a spinebuster.

A commercial aired plugging Behind Enemy Lines III on dvd this Tuesday.

The arena lights went dark while the Tribute To The Troops video played. A bunch of crew members walked down to the ring in the dark and then walked back. I'm guessing someone was placed under the ring.

Jim Ross entered the ring to announce the SmackDown Rumble participants. They are:
Triple H, Big Show, Vladimir Kozlov, Shelton Benjamin, at that point Shelton interrupted JR. He told JR to leave the ring. He said he's been the US Champion for over 6 months and in 2009 he'll realize his dream of mnain eventing WrestleMania. He said there isn't gonna be anyone in the Rumble who will stop him. Undertaker's voice was heard "I think you forgot someone". The lights went down, and out from under the ring came The Undertaker who appeared behind Shelton when the lights came on and chokeslammed him.

A video played for Kizarny saying he debuts tonight.

Michelle McCool came to the ring. She started out as apologetic about what she did to Maria. She then called out Eve. She said she was sorry to Eve too, for what? I don't know. They hugged and Eve left the ring. Just as Eve stepped off the stairs, Michelle jumped out of the ring and hit her in the back of the head with the microphone. She threw her into the barricade and then kicked her head into the barricade wall.

Backstage Triple H confronted Vickie and Chavo Guerrero. She said she wants an apology from him. He started making more jokes and she told him that next week(taped tonight) he'll have to wrestle 3 times, a tables match, a handicap match and a last man standing match.

Match 5 - Kizarny vs MVP

MVP got on the mic all mellow and said "Whoever it is I'm fighting, just bring him out." As if he knew he was going to lose. Good arm drags and a running dive through the ropes by Kizarny. MVP had more of the cheers. The longer the match went on there were spatters of boos for Kizarny. MVP went for the playmaker, but Kizarny reversed it into a double underhook ddt with his legs around MVP's waist and then rolled it into a pin for the win. Following the match Mr. Kennedy came out and told Kennedy that he got wh-izz-ooped.

A commercial for the Royal Rumble aired.

Also next week(taped tonight) will be Carlito & Primo vs Kendrick & Ezekiel for the WWE Tag Team Title

Match 6 - The Hardys vs Edge & Big Show

Edge got on the mic all mad saying after the Rumble he'll be a 7 time World Champion. He said all of us thought a year ago that Edge and Vickie wouldn't last and here they are still together. He also said we blame him for taking out Jeff Hardy at Survivor Series, forgetting the fact that Jeff is a screwup. The Hardys came out seperately with deafening pops. Jeff had his face painted like Wolfpack Sting circa 1998.

Crowd was very into this match. Edge sold for the first part of the match, getting hit with Hardy double team moves. Then it was Matt's turn to play the face in peril. At one point it looked like Edge went for a tag and then Big Show walked out on him. This left Edge all alone and Matt got the hot tag to Jeff. The Hardys hit poetry in motion followed by a Matt twist of fate and Jeff swanton for the win. Show never came back. The Hardys posed with the belts to end the first show.
 

Jimmy Redman

New Member
Messages
21,596
Points
0
Well! For the first Smackdown of the new year, I'm going to...do the same thing I always do. Write about it. I'm interested about this show actually. I mean I couldnt give a crap about Edge or Show, but hopefully we'll get word on Maryse and the Divas Title. And heel Michelle. Awesome.

To begin Lillian Roberts announces Vickie Guerrero. So far so good. She walks out all Smilin' Mark Henry, with no music. She should really have music. I suggest she sings it herself. She gets massive boos for saying "Happy New Year". I love it. VICKIE RAPS! Well, sort of. She announces Edge/Jeff for the Rumble. Go Jeff. She also announces announcing the Rumble participants later on. Vickie is great. This is good. On the other hand, HHH comes out. This is bad. He comes with the ha ha trying to get Vickie to say he's in the Rumble NOW, which she eventually does. He brings out the new VICKIE GUERRERO ACTION FIGURE! Holy smokes, I WANT ONE. This is good. HHH then comes with the awful hilarity as he takes the doll's top off, alludes to internet porn, and then reveals that Vickie has nude photos for sale on eBay. He jokes that 'ChavoG2009' is going to buy them. Implied incest is funny folks. This is bad. As Vickie leaves in horror HHH does an "Excuse me!" Vickie impersonation with the doll. This is good. Man, that segment was up and down like a rollercoaster, good, bad, good, bad. In other words, Vickie is good, and HHH is bad.

Backstage, Khali, Runjin, Finlay and Horny pose for a photoshoot. I did not just make that up. They're teaming up, apparently. I guess they dont hate each other anymore.

Ryder and Hawkins are in the ring. They live! I must say I have less than zero interest in seeing this match. I wasnt really paying attention so I cant tell you anything other than Khali wins a short match with the Chokebomb. Afterwards, Celtic Cross and Tadpole Splash. Then all four dance with each other. Tazz: Watch you dont trip on your sideburns.

Backstage, Eve is with MICHELLE MCCOOL! We replay last week's beatdown (they managed to edit it down from 5 hours to 30 seconds). Michelle is all "There you go thinking again.." to Eve, which was fantastic. She gets in a sort of "stick to interviews loser" jibe as well, and I really love her 'grizzled veteran' superiority complex. She needs to run with it completely and just insult everyone, for not paying their dues like she has.

Backstage, Edge and Vickie are pissed about the naked pictures. Yeesh. Edge has got to have the worst angry face ever. Show said he's seen the photos, so we're still teasing that angle too. Urgh. Vickie runs out, Edge argues with Show, and then curiously ends by saying Show should win the Rumble and main event Mania. My arse.

Biscuits and Gravy! They are in action, NEXT. Against Kendrick and Zeke, as it turns out. I still have never found out who thought those aura-killing Speedos are a good idea. Good short match. For some reason, in this match Festus is YOUR Ricky Morton, as Kendrick and Zeke work the knee. Zeke uranages Jesse to win. Fun enough.

Kozlov. Damn, I'd forgotten about him. Ahahahahaha he faces Helms! I must admit I got some perverse joy out of that. Maybe Kozlov will headbutt you so hard you get a new haircut. They basically have a normal Kozlov match, and he wins with the one-armed chokebomb after a few minutes. Look for Kozlov not actually pinning Helms until after Referee Charles Robinson counts "2".

YOUR Royal Rumble participants are NEXT.

JR is in the ring with the list. In a cruel bait-and-switch, he's only announcing SOME of the guys. LIARS! I will not stand for WWE lying about things. Anywho, JR announces HHH, Show, Kozlov and Shelton. Shelton comes out! It seems my words work magic because he comes out, boots JR out and cuts a decent heel promo about winning the Rumble. He says nobody compares to him, but "Arent you forgetting someone?" And UNDERTAKER uses his mindf*ckery to appear in the ring and Chokeslam Shelton. Taker is back, and that was quite fun.

MICHELLE MCCOOL! Heel heat! Woo! She comes out and apologises to Maria sitting at home, smirking just slightly, and then calls Eve out to apologise to her too. Eve has new music, which is less than her old music. Damn it. They hug and Eve goes to leave. KICK HER IN THE HEAD MICHELLE! BOOM! YES! Michelle beats down Eve outside the ring, that reminds me of something. HOLY SH*T, knee to the God damn head! Randy Orton done got nothing on that sh*t. We beat Eve down some more before some referees come to yell at Michelle and she leaves.

Backstage, Chavo and Vickie are backstage. HHH comes in and Vickie demands an apology. She then threatens him with not one, not two, but THREE matches next week: Tables, Handicap, and Last Man Standing. No opponent(s). I await the day when a heel authority actually realises that HHH must have the greatest win-loss record in Handicap matches of all the times, and so doesnt put HHH in another one.

MVP comes to the ring WITH NO BLING. The poor guy. He is all "Lets just get this over with." He needs a hug. Kizarny debuts. He has a bit of a Mick Foley stagger, and the idea is that he's weird. He does those straight arm drags, if that makes sense, to start. We have a suicide dive through the ropes, until MVP works him over. This face turn seems to be working already because MVP got a LOT of cheers here. That and Kizarny wasnt really over at all, which helped I guess. It was funny watching him fail to get a clap going when he was in peril. He did some turnbuckle offense, and a laughably awful pin attempt. Not much to him really, as far as I can tell. MVP is over here, seriously. He goes for the Playmaker but is countered into Kizarny's finish: a double-arm body scissors roll-through. I think its supposed to be a double-arm body scissors DDT with a roll-through. As it is, I'm not particularly impressed yet. Kennedy comes out for a movie plug, which even JR and Tazz mock. They also got in a good bit during the match about MVP losing his nose tape next.

Edge comes to the ring. He says to respect Vickie, and him. He gets in a line about him being the love of Vickie's life, but it didnt get the response you'd think an Eddie shot should have. The point of it all was mentioning "Who ran over Stone Cold?" again, which convinces me that they are going to make a big deal out of this. If Christian does redebut that way it would be awesome, but the idea of Jeff dropping the belt anytime soon sucks. Especially if it means Edge vs HHH at Wrestlemania. How incredibly boring, watching that for 2+ months. Anywho, it was actually a decent Edge promo, by far his best since returning, at least, because it actually held my interest. YOUR main event is NEXT.

Show comes out, Matt comes out, and JEFF comes out. I think the man is over. He's got red paint today. 'Twas a fun enough main event, maybe 10 or so minutes with some good stuff. Matt is YOUR Ricky Morton, which makes a bit more sense than Festus. Towards the end, Show walks out on Edge. O...K. Matt eventually hot tags, the Hardyz do their tag team thing on Edge 2-on-1 and Jeff wins with a Swanton. End show.

Not a bad show, per se, but nothing spectacular either. It was just sort of..there.
 

TPIB

Well-Known Member
Messages
5,463
Points
48
The aforementioned "nude" pics of Vickie are on WWE.com (barf).

This is a slightly confusing time for someone like myself who reports on such things as on WWE shows, a superstar referencing being in the Rumble Match does not count. Only officially announced competitors count. Case in point, over on .com they list Triple H, Vladimir Kozlov, The Undertaker, Big Show, & Shelton Benjamin. Despite Triple H & Vladimir Kozlov making reference to it last week (technically Chavo referenced Triple H being in the match), it was not made official until J.R. made the announcement. On this week's ECW, Miz & Morrison argued over who would win the Rumble Match. However, it's not confirmed. Same with Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, R-Truth, & Finlay. All revealed as participants in Benjamin's promo but not confirmed. I take the references as them being in the match and as long as it is logical, I will be putting them on the list.
 

DC

Well-Known Member
Messages
34,040
Points
113
This is a slightly confusing time for someone like myself who reports on such things as on WWE shows, a superstar referencing being in the Rumble Match does not count. Only officially announced competitors count. Case in point, over on .com they list Triple H, Vladimir Kozlov, The Undertaker, Big Show, & Shelton Benjamin. Despite Triple H & Vladimir Kozlov making reference to it last week (technically Chavo referenced Triple H being in the match), it was not made official until J.R. made the announcement. On this week's ECW, Miz & Morrison argued over who would win the Rumble Match. However, it's not confirmed. Same with Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, R-Truth, & Finlay. All revealed as participants in Benjamin's promo but not confirmed. I take the references as them being in the match and as long as it is logical, I will be putting them on the list.
You really need to get out of the house.
 

Danny Styles

New Member
Messages
4,460
Points
0
Sounds like they are already building HHH vs Edge at Mania with HHH fueding with Vicky

poor Jeff...
 

Murph

Well-Known Member
Messages
3,628
Points
48
...why did Vickie Guerrero agree to put nude pics of herself on WWE.com?
 
Top