WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – September 11th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We are live on tape from Rockford, Illinois and your announcers are Jim Ross and Todd Grisham.
Jim Ross’ welcome to the show is rudely interrupted by the gong of the Undertaker and he comes to the ring. Taker has a mic and after looking around for a while, he decides to talk. He says that the sands of time have slowly fallen through the hourglass, but in two days he will reclaim the World Title and once again cast his shadow of darkness over Smackdown. Taker says that CM Punk is growing very tired. He says that Punk is constantly waking up in the middle of night in a pool of his sweat consumed in fear because he knows that his ‘breaking point’ will be realized when he feels the grip of Hell’s Gate. Taker says that submission is the only alternative to an eternity of pain. Taker says that when Punk submits . . . and he will submit, not only will he relinquish the World Title, he will personally hand Taker his soul. The symphony of lies shall end.
Not to be outdone, CM Punk comes out. Punk laughs at Taker’s comments and he comments on the symphony of lies. Punk says that is like the pot calling the kettle black. He says that he sees through the smoke and mirrors. While Hardy was the charismatic enabler, Taker is so much worse because Taker has preyed on their chemically influenced minds for almost twenty years. Punk says that Taker is this generation’s Alice in Wonderland. He talks about the drugs that the hippies used. Punk says that the people actually believe in the Undertaker. They believe that Taker can withstand any beating and that he has magical powers to come back and vanquish any foe. Punk says the fans actually believe that Taker has a chance to beat him on Sunday. They believe Taker because of the list of victims on Taker’s resume.
Many think that Punk will be easily added to Taker’s list of souls. Punk says that he is stronger than all of the men Taker has faced in the past. Punk says that he is not after Taker’s soul, he just wants to make Taker tap out. Punk asks what the fans will think when they lose the Undertaker right after they lost Jeff Hardy. Now they will watch their heroic icon submit to the Anaconda Vice. They will retreat back into their little world and grab 40 ounces of liquid courage to feel better. He suggests that they will pop a few extra pain pills because of the knowledge that Taker tapped out. Punk says that they will get a glimpse tonight when he makes Matt Hardy tap to the Anaconda Vice. He asks Taker not to get involved and look at the world that we will see after he makes Taker tap out at Breaking Point. There will be one true icon and it will be the ‘choice of a new generation’. Punk tells everyone to just say no.
Taker says that Punk has something wrong. The fans won’t be saying ‘Just Say No’. They will be saying ‘Rest in Peace’.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Finlay cheating with a shillelagh again.
Match Number One: Finlay versus Mike Knox in a Belfast Brawl
They lock up and Finlay takes Knox to the mat and hits an elbow and European uppercut and a running elbow. Finlay with a shoulder in the corner followed by a head butt and forearm. Knox with an Irish whip but Finlay with a boot. Knox with a power slam followed by elbow drops. Knox tries to look under the ring but Finlay with a baseball slide. Knox sends Finlay’s head into the announce table. Finlay stops Knox from using the chair but Finlay uses it on the abdomen. Knox kicks the chair into Finlay’s face and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and Knox with a side slam onto a chair for a near fall. Knox with a kick and forearm to Finlay. Knox throws Finlay out of the ring and then Knox takes out a trash can and he throws them at Finlay. Knox kicks Finlay against the ringside barrier and then he follows it with a bicycle kick that sends Finlay into the seating area. Finlay sends Knox back into the ringside area. Knox catches Finlay off the ringside barrier and Knox runs Finlay into it.
They return to the ring and Knox hits Finlay with the trash can a few more times. Knox goes under the ring again and he pulls out a table. Knox stops Finlay from using the shillelagh. Knox sets up the table in the corner but Finlay hits Knox a few times with the trash can. Knox Irish whips Finlay onto the table but it does not break. Knox gets a near fall and then Knox hits Finlay with a trash can lid. Knox tries for a cross body but Finlay hits Knox with the shillelagh and Knox is out. Finlay gets the three count.
We go to the Divas Locker Room where Dolph is about to enter, but Michelle stops him. Layla emerges from the locker room. Michelle asks Dolph what he sees in Maria. Michelle asks Dolph why he would want to be with a little girl like Maria when he could be with a woman like Michelle. Michelle falls from her crutches and it looks like Dolph is all over her. Dolph leaves and Layla is in the background and she tells Michelle that she got everything.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Two: David Hart Smith with Natalya and Tyson Kidd versus Great Khali with Runjin Singh
Before the match starts, Kane attacks Khali and he punches and kicks Khali. Instead of going after Singh on the floor, Kane gets a cane, but Khali with a chop to the head and Kane goes down. Khali with the Punjabi Plunge.
Chris Jericho and Big Show are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that WWE likes talking about their ratings.
We see footage of Chris Jericho losing his chance to go to Hawaii thanks to Montel Vontavious Porter. We then see Show get slammed by Mark Henry.
Match Number Two: Big Show and Chris Jericho versus Cryme Time
Jericho and JTG start things off and Jericho with a knee and punch before he sends JTG into the turnbuckles and follows that with more punches. Jericho slaps JTG and JTG with a rollup for a near fall and an inside cradle. JTG with a kick but Jericho with a kick of his own and a forearm. Jericho with a kick but JG with a drop kick and a clothesline that sends Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Jericho kicks the ring steps and attacks the announce table as we go to commercial.
We are back and JTG with an arm bar on Jericho. Jericho punches JTG and kicks him in the corner. JTG with an Irish whip but JTG pulls Jericho down as he goes to the floor. JTG with a leg lariat from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Shad tags in and JTG sends Shad into the corner. Shad with a running back elbow for a near fall. Shad with a forearm and a press slam. JTG tagged back in and they hit a wheelbarrow slam onto Jericho for a near fall. Jericho grabs the ropes and JTG tries to pull him back into the ring. Jericho punches JTG and Show is tagged in. Show with a head butt to JTG. Show with a forearm to the back. Shad is tagged in and he punches Show but Show with an Irish whip. Show misses a charge and Shad knocks Jericho off the apron. Shad comes off the turnbuckles but he gets a chop from Show for his efforts. Jericho tags in and he kicks Shad in the ribs. Jericho knocks JTG off the apron. Jericho chokes Shad in the ropes while the ref spends time with JTG. Shad with a big boot and both men are down. Show tags in and hits a leg drop and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Show with a big boot to Shad and Jericho is tagged in. Jericho kicks Shad but Shad punches back and he Irish whips Jericho but runs into a boot. Jericho tries for a bulldog but Shad counters with a power slam and both men are down. JTG tags in and he hits the flip shoulder tackle and a back breaker. JTG with a block buster for a near fall. All four men are in the ring until Show goes over the top rope to the floor. Shad with a shoulder tackle from the apron. Jericho trips JTG and tries to use the ropes. Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but JTG with a rollup for a two count. Jericho tries to throw JTG over the top rope but he skins the cat and kicks Jericho. When he is about to return to the ring, Show with a punch and Jericho gets the three count.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Big Show
Teddy Long is in his office and Vince hollas in. Vince says that Teddy is not good because while Smackdown is good, Teddy is on probation. Vince did not build his empire on good, he built it on great. He knows what Teddy is going to do. Teddy has a huge surprise for next week that will change the face of Smackdown. Vince wants to know what Teddy is going to do for him at Breaking Point. Teddy says that he will have something good for Vince, but Vince doesn’t want good, he wants excellent. Vince wants to know where Vince’s picture is but Teddy cannot find it.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Charlie Haas versus John Morrison
They lock up and Haas with a hammer lock but Morrison with a reversal. Morrison with a back breaker and a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Haas with a knee and then he sends Morrison into the turnbuckles. Haas with a butterfly suplex and a forearm to the back. Haas sends Morrison’s shoulder into the turnbuckles and he follows it with a shoulder breaker and an arm bar submission. Haas continues to work on the arm with a knee and arm bar. Haas continues with the arm bar. Morrison with forearms and a drop kick followed by a clothesline. Morrison with a leg lariat and then he poses for absolutely no reason before a standing shooting star press and Morrison gets a near fall. Morrison is sent into the ring post and then Haas with a divorce court for a two count. Haas tries for a knee drop from the turnbuckles but Morrison stops him and Morrison with an enzuigiri and Morrison with the corkscrew split legged moonsault for the three count.
Winner: John Morrison
After the match, Morrison gets on the mic and he says that last week he had the greatest match of his career and became the Intercontinental champion and it couldn’t have happened without Rey Mysterio. John has a few images of his post match celebration. John thanks Rey from the bottom of his heart. He says that Rey was a great champion and whenever he wants a title match, he can have it.
Dolph Ziggler comes out and he says that this absolutely sickens him. Dolph says that he earned his title match but now John Morrison is the champion, not him. John asks Dolph if he was going to lose to Rey a third time. Dolph says that he was softening Rey up and he would have won. Dolph says that he earned his title match and he wants his title match. John suggests that they have Dolph’s title match right here right now. Dolph thinks about it and says no. Dolph says that he will have his title match on his terms. John asks Dolph if he is scared. John uses a play on Dolph’s last name and he gets the fans to chant it when he tells them to. Dolph threatens to leave if they don’t stop.
Josh Mathews is with Matt Hardy and he asks Matt about his match against the man who ended his brother’s career. Matt says that they did not finish things the way that he wanted to last week. Matt says that there will be two submissions. The first to Undertaker on Sunday and the other will be tonight. Punk will be tapping out and begging for mercy. Matt says that Punk will be lucky to make it to Breaking Point because when he locks in a submission hold, he is not letting go.
They lock up and Layla with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Melina with a flap jack for a near fall. Melina with forearms and then she punches Layla in the corner but Layla pushes Melina off. Layla with a kick to the midsection and then she stretches Melina. Layla with a snap mare and drop kick to the back for a near fall. Melina with an inside cradle for a near fall. Melina with forearms and then she runs Layla into the turnbuckles. Melina with the screaming double knee drop to Layla followed by a screaming face plant for a near fall. Layla with a knee but Melina with a kick. Melina with a drop toe hold that sends Layla into the ropes. Melina misses a splash in the ropes and Michelle hits Melina with her crutch when the referee was not looking at the Titantron while Layla distracted him. Layla gets the three count.
Josh is in the interview area and he is with R Truth and he wants to know what’s up with Drew McIntyre. Things are escalating. Truth wants Teddy Long to put him in a match and he will be all over Drew. Before Truth can finish his catchphrase, Drew attacks Truth and Josh Mathews is down. Drew punches Truth after sending him into a table. Drew with a kick before he is led away by the referees.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Drew McIntyre’s attack on R Truth.
Todd and JR are in the ring to talk about Breaking Point and we see the card.
Match Number Five: CM Punk versus Matt Hardy in a Submission Match
Punk with a kick but it misses its target. The next one connects. Hardy with a front face lock and forearm but Punk goes for the arm. Punk with a kick and side head lock take down. Hardy with a head scissors but Punk escapes. Hardy with a punch to the head and a neck breaker or two. Matt hits a third one. Hardy with a guillotine choke but Punk sends Hardy into the turnbuckles and then hits a back heel kick. Punk goes to the turnbuckles but Hardy pushes Punk off and Punk appears to have hurt his leg. Matt starts to work on the knee. Hardy with a clip to the leg and then he drops an elbow to the knee. Hardy is sent into the ring post and he goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with a knee to Hardy’s head and then he sends Hardy into the turnbuckles. Punk with an homage to Ivan Koloff with a knee to the back off the turnbuckles. Punk with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head. Punk with a rear chin lock but Hardy with a modified electric chair drop. Punk sends Hardy to the floor. Punk blows a kiss and then he hits a suplex. Punk with a leg drop to Hardy and then Punk gets up gingerly before hitting another leg drop. Punk with a figure four head scissors to Hardy. Punk with an enzuigiri and Hardy falls into the ropes. Punk with a hobbling knee into the corner and he tries for a bulldog but Hardy blocks it and hits an atomic drop to the knee and Hardy with a figure four leg lock as he goes to school. Punk with a reversal and he gets to the ropes as well. Punk favors his knee and Hardy with a running clothesline and a bulldog of his own. Hardy with a punch and a Side Effect. Hardy sets for the Twist of Fate and Punk gets Hardy up for the Go To Sleep but Hardy blocks it and he puts Punk in a single leg crab. Hardy adds a body scissors but Punk gets to the ropes. Punk screams in pain as Hardy takes his time to release the hold. Punk with a kick to the head and Hardy goes down. Punk puts Hardy in the Anaconda Vice and Matt tries to fight out of it but Hardy has to tap.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Punk celebrates his victory, but Taker’s gong sounds and the lights go off. They are back on and Punk’s title belt is gone. Taker is at the ramp and he has stolen Punk’s belt. We go to credits.