The fireworks went off in the arena for the start of Smackdown! as Michael Cole and Tazz kicked it off on commentary and we are just ten days away from Survivor Series!
Location: Buffalo, New York
Referee: Brian Hebner
John Cena vs. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring for a one on one match against John Cena in a match being billed “for the first time ever!” Before the match, John Cena worked the mic and the fans seemed to be well behind Cena as they chanted “Cena, Cena!” at the start of the match.
John Cena got on his knees to mock Mysterio and Mysterio hit Cena and then the two locked it up and Cena knocked Mysterio back.
Mysterio went to the top rope but Cena grabbed him and gave him a delayed vertical suplex. Cena then pinned Mysterio for a two count.
Cena charged at Mysterio and Mysterio knocked him into the ropes and then he gave him the 619 and Cena bounced back and hit the referee to bounce him back. Rey then went for the West Coast Pop but Cena hit Rey with a low blow as he came off the top rope and this went undetected by the referee.
John Cena then planted Rey Mysterio with the FU and then pinned him for the three count to get the win with the crowd behind him, even though they weren’t against Mysterio.
Winner – John Cena
As Cena celebrated in the ring, some music started playing and Paul Heyman led out Team Lesnar. Paul complimented Cena on his victory. The fans chanted “Cena, Cena!” and Paul agreed with the fans because what John Cena wants, he takes like he took that victory from Rey Mysterio. But tonight, John doesn’t have to take anything anymore because Paul is going to give him something. It’s not the United States Championship, he has to earn that like The Big Show, it’s not the WWE Title, you have to earn that like Brock Lesnar. But John did earn something and that is the privilege Paul is about to bestow on him and that is the very first step in a glorious career for Cena because with Brock’s blessing, Heyman declares John Cena the fifth and final member of Team Lesnar at Survivor Series! Cena took the mic and told Heyman to chill. He’s telling Cena that he’s number five for Team Lesnar at Survivor Series? Cena told Paul that he has a problem with that. You see, nobody tells John Cena what to do. And besides, look at his team, he’s not going to fit on Team Sasquach. As Cena was talking, A-Train hit the ring and ambushed Cena from behind and then the rest of Team Lesnar hit the ring and Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan nailed Cena with two huge boots. The Big Show then grabbed John Cena by the throat and planted him with a choke slam in the center of the ring as Paul Heyman remained on the outside of the ring with a huge smile on his face. Brock Lesnar got in the ring with a steel chair and he nailed John Cena right in the head with it and left him for dead.
A-Train was shown backstage and Team Lesnar confronted him. A-Train told them that he didn’t mean to ruin their plans out there but he had a score to settle with Cena. Paul Heyman said that he likes that initiative. He’s all about ambition and what A-Train wanted, he took from John Cena, which is why with Brock Lesnar’s blessing, Paul is here to offer him the fifth and final slot on Team Lesnar for Survivor Series. A-Train agreed and shook hands with his new teammates.
Eddie and Chavo were shown backstage and Chavo told Eddie that he probably doesn’t need to say this, but he knows how important the handicap match against the Bashams is. Eddie said that he does and Chavo explained that he’s going to have to go out there and beat both Bashams. Eddie said it’s OK because he’s got Chavo in his corner. Chavo informed Eddie that Heyman has banned him from ringside and he’s going to have to do this alone. Chavo told Eddie that he has to do this for their family, their fans and everyone including himself. Chavo ended by saying that tonight, he needs to do this for Chavo. Eddie said that this is a tag team and Chavo asked Eddie who is the one that lost the titles and got pinned out there? Eddie admitted that he got pinned and Chavo asked Eddie who was there when he was going through all his problems and trying to sober himself? Eddie said that Chavo was there. Everyone else turned their back on him, but Chavo remained by his side. Chavo did it because he loves Eddie, so tonight, he has to go out there and he has to win this match tonight so they can get a shot at their tag team titles again. Eddie needs to make this right and he needs to do that for Chavo. Eddie left, saying that he’ll make it right.
Non Title Match
Referee: Mike Sparks
Bradshaw vs. The Big Show
The Big Show’s music hit in the arena and as he made his way to the ring, Michael Cole pointed out that Faarooq’s status in Team Angle is up in the air after the injuries he sustained at the hands of Team Angle. This here is a one on one match with The Big Show against Bradshaw.
Bradshaw immediately got in the ring and gave The Big Show a number of right hands and then The Big Show whipped Bradshaw off the ropes and Bradshaw came back with a hard shoulder block to knock Big Show into the ropes. Bradshaw then knocked Big Show out of the ring with a big boot.
Bradshaw charged through The Big Show with a clothesline to knock him to the outside of the ring and then he slammed him into the security wall.
Bradshaw went for the clothesline from hell on The Big Show but The Big Show dodged it and then he gave Bradshaw a choke slam and a pin for the three count to get the win.
Winner – The Big Show
Paul Heyman was shown with Torrie Wilson and he seemed to be stalking her as she was backing off, afraid of Heyman. Heyman told Torrie that she’s going to learn that he’s in control now and she’s going to do this his way. Torrie said “please Paul” and Paul told her that she will please him and she’s going to do this the way he likes it done and he’s going to give her three minutes to get it done and he wants it done with a big smile on her face.
Kurt Angle was shown on the phone and Chris Benoit showed up and Kurt broke the news to Benoit about Faarooq being out of Survivor Series. Chris told Kurt to take it easy. They just have to regroup. Torrie Wilson entered the room and apologized. Torrie said Paul Heyman ordered her to come in here and pass a message about the main event tonight. Paul has them teaming up against the team of Brock Lesnar and A-Train… and Matt Morgan and Nathan Jones. Kurt left saying “Like I said before, this day keeps getting better and better.”
Earlier this week:
They had the chance to sit down with the Undertaker earlier this week and he said that this goes way beyond the WWE Title… this is also very personal. On Survivor Series night, he will have worked for this company for 13 years and in those 13 years, Vince McMahon has screwed with the Undertaker professionally and personally. Vince McMahon does not respect the Undertaker. He doesn’t respect anybody other than himself. When Taker walks into that arena in Dallas, Texas, when he walks into that locker room, those guys in there show him the respect because in turn, he shows them respect. Whether he wrestles against them, fights them or whatever; they have a mutual respect. They’re gladiators and they go out there and lay it on the line. Vince McMahon on the other hand, he respects no one. And for all the people through all the years that Vince has disrespected, he’s going to have to atone for. Bret Hart, Steve Austin, the list is endless. And the Undertaker thinks Vince respects his family even less than he does them. Vince is a man who disrespects his wife by flaunting his affairs for the world to see with no remorse. This is a man who shoves his wife down in front of the world. Here is a man who takes his only daughter, puts her in a match against himself and knocks her around and ends up choking her until Linda had to throw in a towel to save her own daughter. And this is all pretty much normal activity to Vince McMahon. Taker is a firm believer and he thinks with his heart with all that he is. He thinks that in every man’s life, there comes a time when you have to be held accountable for your actions, everyone, even if your name is Vince McMahon.
Promo for The Cat:
A promo was shown for The Cat and it seems as though he’ll be returning to the ring, this time in World Wrestling Entertainment.
Referee: Nick Patrick
Eddie Guerrero vs. the Basham Brothers
Eddie Guerrero’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring for a handicap match against the Basham Brothers and if Eddie is able to win this match, he and Chavo will get a shot at the tag team titles next week on Smackdown!.
Doug started it off against Eddie and Eddie put Doug in a side headlock and Doug quickly whipped Eddie off the ropes and Eddie came back with a hard shoulder block to knock him down to the mat.
Shaniqua nailed Eddie Guerrero in the face with a big boot and then Doug rolled Eddie into the ring where Danny pinned him for a two count.
Doug Basham went for a leg drop from the top rope but Eddie rolled out of the way and then he backed Doug into the corner and gave him a series of shoulder blocks. Eddie then perched Doug on the top rope and then gave him a hurricanrana down to the center of the ring.
Eddie went to the top rope for a frog splash but Shaniqua got in the ring apron and distracted the referee. The Bashams then switched and Eddie went to the top rope for the frog splash but then he hopped down and grabbed Shaniqua’s whip and hit Danny Basham with it.
Eddie then hit the referee in the ass with the whip and then handed it to Danny and the referee saw it and Eddie took the opportunity to roll Danny up from behind in a pin for the three count to get the win!
Winner – Eddie Guerrero
A proud Chavo Guerrero made his way out to the ring to celebrate with his uncle Eddie!
Eddie and Chavo were shown riding away in the low rider, celebrating Eddie’s win and now they get a shot at the Tag Team Titles!
In ring promo:
Vince McMahon’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring. Vince took the mic and he asked the fans not to be afraid of him. He comes before us tonight to not be afraid of what he’s about to do or say. He also asks the fans not to snicker, nor be scornful of his genuine sincerity. We all know that this Buried Alive Match at Survivor Series hangs over his head like a sword. He also came here to ask everyone for their understanding and forgiveness. And as such, he’d like to have every head bow and every eye closed in this arena no matter where you are all over the world because Vince McMahon offers his personal invocation. Vince got down on one knee and the lights went out and a spotlight lit up on him. Vince asked for his soul to be cleansed, his heart to be purged and the ability to pierce the veil of righteousness. Vince spoke about following the light to the ultimate victory and that’s why he asks for our understanding and forgiveness and he asks not for their forgiveness for what he’s done in the past. He only asks for forgiveness for what he’s about to do. For you see, he’s been chosen by a higher authority, a greater power. He’s been chosen to take this glorious quest and he’s been chosen to take the final ride and vanquish his foes. He’s been chosen to slaughter the infidel. Yes, by God, he’s been chosen to bury the Undertaker alive. A-men and a-men (evil voice).
Bob Holly promo:
A promo was shown for Bob Holly and he’s making his return at the Survivor Series, opposite of Brock Lesnar. Many WWE Superstars gave their thoughts on Hardcore Holly and the general consensus with him is that you don’t underestimate him.
Referee: Jim Korderas
Nunzio and Tajiri vs. Ultimo Dragon and Jamie Noble
Nunzio and Tajiri made their way out to the ring for a tag team match against Ultimo Dragon and the returning Jamie Noble.
Noble got in the ring and went right after Jamie Noble but Nunzio grabbed hold of him from behind and knocked him down to the mat and then choked him with his knee.
Tajiri’s buddies came out to the ringside area during the match and distracted Ultimo Dragon and that gave Tajiri the opportunity to get the upper hand on Ultimo.
Tajiri kicked Dragon in the back of the head and then he pinned him but only got a two count.
Jamie Noble pinned Tajiri with a roll up to pick up the win for his team.
Winners – Jamie Noble and Ultimo Dragon
Tajiri’s friends got in the ring and went to hit Noble with dueling spin kicks but he bailed out of the ring to avoid impact.
Referee: Brian Hebner
Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle
Brock Lesnar, A-Train, Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan
Brock Lesnar’s music hit in the arena and this is a four on two handicap match with Brock Lesnar, A-Train, Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan against Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle! Brock sat down at ringside with Tazz and Cole for some commentary, despite the fact that he’s included in this match.
Nathan Jones started the match off in the ring against Kurt Angle and the two locked it up and Nathan over powered Kurt Angle by shoving him right down to the mat.
Brock Lesnar decided to “go to work” when Chris Benoit was down on the outside of the ring, but Kurt Angle scared him off. After Angle backed off, Brock Lesnar gave Chris Benoit some cheap shots on the outside of the ring.
Kurt Angle gave Brock Lesnar two German Suplexes and then he planted Matt Morgan with the Angle Slam. Nathan Jones got in the ring and went at it with Angle but Angle shoved him into the corner. A-Train went for a big boot on Angle but Angle moved and he hit Jones to knock him out of the ring.
Brock went for the F5 on Angle but Angle gave him the Angle Slam and then the F5 as Chris Benoit put A-Train in the Crossface.
The Big Show came out to the ring and he attacked both Benoit and Angle to end the match in a disqualification.
Winners as a result of a disqualification, Chris Benoit and Kurt Angle
Big Show dominated Benoit and Angle until Bradshaw hit the ring and knocked Big Show down with the clothesline from hell. Nathan Jones and Matt Morgan then took out Bradshaw and John Cena came out to the ring with a steel chair and he nailed both Jones and Morgan and then The Big Show punched the chair into Cena’s face. A-Train then planted Cena with the derailer and then Brock grabbed the chair and laid out Benoit and Angle with it. The show went off the air with all five members of Team Angle standing tall in the ring.