WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – September 18th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We begin with a look back at the Undertaker’s triumphant return to the ring . . . until Teddy Long rained on his victory parade. Who would have thought that something like that would happen in Montreal?
We are live on tape from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and your announcers are Jim ‘BBQ Back Bacon’ Ross and Todd ‘Why do I have to always be Doug McKenzie’ Grisham.
We see a limo arrive and Teddy Long emerges and he is flanked by a phalanx of security because he is afraid that the Undertaker might put him on a symbol.
Batista comes to the ring and he is going to address the Smackdown crowd for the first time since he announced he was coming back to Smackdown. We see Batista showing Randy Orton that he was okay on Monday night as well as footage from Batista’s match against Randy Orton.
Batista says that his contract with Raw expired recently and for the first time in his career, he got to choose where he wanted to be. Batista says that he did not have to worry about a draft or trade and he chose to be on Smackdown and he calls it the ‘A’ show. Batista says that it is good to be back and he cannot wait to get started.
Before he can officially start, he is interrupted by Chris Jericho. Chris says that Batista’s comments were heartwarming and he wanted to welcome Batista back onto Smackdown. Jericho says that babies are smiling and birds are chirping because Batista is back. Jericho asks the fans if they like that Batista is back. Jericho says that Batista makes him sick. He says that Batista is just like that other injury prone loser, Edge. He is pandering to the pathetic parasites and begging for cheers from the hypocrites. He says that Batista acts like he deserves an award for coming back. Jericho tells Batista that he is the true face of Smackdown and everybody knows it. Jericho says that a lot has changed since Batista left Smackdown. Jericho says that he is now ‘The Man’ on this show.
Batista tells Jericho that he was always told that to be the man, you have to beat the man. Batista says that they will have a chance to catch up tonight because Jericho has a match against him. Batista gives Jericho a spinebuster and then he leaves the ring.
Chris Jericho goes into the locker room and he wants to know where Big Show was. Show reminds Jericho that he said that he wanted to do it alone. Jericho reminds Show that he was the first Unified Champion and that he beat Batista before. He tells Show to stay in the locker room while he takes care of Batista.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Dolph Ziggler is at the announce table with JR and Todd.
Match Number One: John Morrison versus Mike Knox
Before the match starts, we get some words of wisdom from Dr. Mike Knox about Restless Leg Syndrome.
Morrison with a side head lock but Knox with a shoulder tackle. Knox with a punch to Morrison and then he kicks Morrison in the corner. Morrison with a kick to Knox and then Morrison goes to the apron and then slides back in before he hits an enzuigiri. Knox charges at Morrison but Morrison drops down and Knox goes over the top rope to the floor. Morrison with an Asai Moonsault and then he poses as we go to commercial.
We are back and Knox has regained control and has Morrison in a reverse chin lock. We see Morrison being sent into the ring post during the commercial to change the momentum of the match. Morrison with elbows and punches but Knox with a forearm to the back followed by a bicycle kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Knox with a splash to the back and he gets another near fall. Knox with a back breaker and then he stretches Morrison on his knee. Knox tries for another back breaker but Morrison counters with a DDT. Morrison with a punch followed by a drop kick to the knee and a leg lariat. Morrison with a Shining Wizard followed by a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Knox with a cross body for a near fall. Morrison sends Knox into the turnbuckles and then he hits the springboard spin kick and then it is time for the corkscrew split legged moonsault and the three count.
Winner: John Morrison
After the match, John Morrison gets on the mic and he asks Dolph if he had fun playing footsies with Todd Grisham. Morrison mentions their match at Hell in a Cell, but it is time for the return of Mr. Ziggles.
Todd and Jim talk about the controversy from Montreal that took place on Sunday.
Josh Mathews is with Scott Armstrong and he asks Scott why he did what he did on Sunday. Scott says that he has never been asked to do anything like this in his career, but he had to answer to someone much higher than him. He has been around this for thirty years and he knew that it was wrong and made him sick to his stomach. He says that he is not proud of what he did, but he will make no excuses because he did it to save his job.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of Michelle attacking Melina with her crutch last week during Melina’s match with Layla.
Match Number Two: Melina versus Michelle McCool
Michelle is noticeably limping as she comes to the ring and then Michelle retreats to the ropes due to Melina’s apparent aggression at the start of the match. Michelle with a knee and uppercut followed by a punch. Melina with a back heel kick and Michelle goes to the floor to recover. Melina follows Michelle to the floor but Michelle gets back in and she is able to stop Melina and Melina is pulled back into the ring by her hair. Michelle slams Melina’s head into the mat and then fires in a series of punches. Michelle with a kick to the head. Michelle with a knee lift and kick. Michelle with a Dragon Sleeper on Melina but Melina tries to kick her way out of the hold. Michelle releases the hold and then connects with a knee drop. Michelle with a knee in the corner followed by a choke with the boot. Michelle misses a baseball slide and goes to the floor and she favors her knee. Melina with a kick and a Thesz Press from the apron. Melina with a drop toe hold that sends Michelle into the ropes. Melina follows that up with a scream that breaks glass and a knee to the back. Melina brings Michelle down by the hair and gets a two count. Melina with forearms but Michelle with an elbow. Michelle misses a big boot when Melina does a matrix but Michelle with a big boot for a near fall. Michelle gets Melina up but Melina with a screeching Code Red for the three count.
Teddy Long is in his office and he has his security detail with him and he turns around and sees Vince McMahon. Vince asks for some private time with Teddy. Teddy asks Vince what can he do for him and Vince wants to know where his picture is. Vince also asks about the surprise that will change the face of Smackdown and he did it with Batista. Vince says that it is magnificent and extraordinary. Vince says that Teddy really came up with something at Breaking Point. Vince asks Teddy why would he double cross the Undertaker. Vince says that he told Teddy to entertain the WWE Universe. Vince tells Teddy that he owes him an explanation for why he did what he did on Sunday and Vince says that it better be the right answer. Vince tells Teddy that he should tell the WWE Universe why he double crossed the Undertaker. Vince asks Teddy if he knows what the Undertaker is going to do to him. We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that millions of people watch WWE programming.
Teddy Long comes to the ring with his independent security force. Before Teddy gets to explain his actions, we see the video package that started the show.
Teddy says that he wants to welcome back Batista to Smackdown. Teddy says that he came out tonight to make an admission. He admits that all of this was pre-planned. It was pre-planned to prevent the Undertaker from becoming the World Champion. Teddy says that he is not going to come out here and say that he is proud of what he did because he is not. He will not say that he is not afraid of the Undertaker because he is. Teddy knows that Taker will probably show up tonight and that is why he has his crack security detail. Teddy says that he was not the only one involved. He throws Scott Armstrong and CM Punk under the bus as well in the conspiracy. Teddy says that he knows how he feels about the conspiracy. Teddy wants to explain why he did what he did. Teddy says that he has a family to take care of and that times are tough. Teddy says that he cannot let his family down. Teddy says that he is too old to learn something new. Teddy wants to apologize for his actions. Teddy says that he hopes that the Undertaker can find it in his heart to forgive him.
Teddy walks to the back with his security detail.
JR and Todd wonder if Taker is going to accept Teddy’s apology. We see Teddy walking in the back and he stays in the middle of his security until he gets to his limo. Teddy enters his limo and we see the internal camera. Teddy tells his driver that he is ready to go, but the driver does not respond and the doors lock. We see the privacy glass come down and the Undertaker is now a limo driver. He tells Teddy to ‘buckle up’ and then Teddy realizes who is in the front seat and he lets out a scream and the lights go down and smoke comes out of the back of the limo. Teddy’s voice gets distorted. The limo drives away and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Mr. Teddy’s Wild Ride.
CM Punk comes out and he has his title belt with him as he goes to the ring to tell his side of the story from Sunday night. Punk says that he ‘told you so’ and then he says that he appears to be saying it a lot. He said that he would beat Jeff and he did. Then he said that he would get rid of Jeff Hardy forever and he did. Then he said he would make Taker tap out to the Anaconda Vice and he did that too. Punk says that he is not out here to brag about being the first man to make Taker tap. He came out to confront the Undertaker in his ring . . . in his yard. Punk says that he came out to stick his title in Taker’s face to say ‘I told you so’. Punk points out that it is convenient that Taker is not here so he will talk to the fans. Punk says that the fans think that he has been preaching to them and he admits to it because they need a good preaching to. They need a leader who isn’t morally corrupt and someone who is righteous, not self-righteous. Punk says that he knows that the fans will give up, just like their hero did. Punk says that most have already given up. He calls the fans inebriated zombies waiting for the next thing to put an artificial smile on their face. Punk says talks about the scapegoats for the fans’ inadequacies. Punk says that he is a prophet and the choice of a new generation. He is a champion the fans can be proud of.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Cryme Tyme with Eve Torres versus David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya
Smith and Shad start things off and they lock up and Shad with a side head lock. Shad with a shoulder tackle and forearm but Smith with a knee and elbow to the head. Smith with kicks in the corner and then Smith mocks JTG. Smith returns to Shad and connects with a punch. Smith with an Irish whip but Shad with clotheslines. Shad follows that with an face first slam from an atomic drop set up for a near fall. JTG is tagged in and he connects with an elbow and then Shad sends JTG into Smith. JTG with a sliding uppercut to Smith. JTG with a drop kick and Smith goes to the floor. Kidd tries to interfere and Shad presses slams him and Kidd rolls to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Kidd kicks Shad before tagging Smith back into the match. Smith with a clothesline for a near fall. Smith continues to work on Shad’s neck with an elbow. Smith with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock. Smith with knees and then Kidd is tagged in. Smith with a drop toe hold and Kidd with a drop kick for a near fall. Kidd with more kicks to Shad’s head and then he connects with an elbow drop. Kidd with a reverse chin lock. Kidd with a snap mare after tagging in Smith and Smith with a leap frog neckbreaker and Kidd with a kick to the back before Smith gets a near fall. Smith with a knee to the back followed by a key lock and fish hook. Smith with a knee but Shad with a big boot to Smith and both men are down. Smith holds on to Shad’s leg to keep Shad from making the tag. Smith kicks Shad in the back and Kidd tags back in. They send Shad into the turnbuckles as they continue to work on the back. Kidd gets a near fall and then he returns to a side head lock. Shad sends Kidd over his head but Tyson lands on his feet and then Tyson hits a back kick. Shad with a clothesline and both men are down. JTG tags in and he hits the flip shoulder tackle followed by a drop kick. JTG with a neck breaker and then JTG bounces around the ring and knocks Smith off the apron. JTG goes to the turnbuckles and hits a leg lariat for a near fall. Kidd with a rollup but JTG reverses it and gets a near fall. JTG with a wraparound clothesline and he gets a near fall but Smith breaks things up. Shad and Smith fight to the floor. Kidd goes to the apron. Natalya tries to interfere and distract the referee but Eve pulls her out of the ring. Kidd with a snap mare neck breaker for the three count.
Winners: Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith
Melina is walking in the back and she goes into the Divas locker room and the photos of Dolph holding up Michelle after Michelle slipped last week are all over the walls. Melina plays the role of the innocent bystander and says that Maria is going to freak. Melina tries to take down the photos but Maria enters and sees the photos. Melina says that she is so sorry about this. Maria says that she knows that Dolph has an explanation for this. Maria wants to know why Melina wouldn’t have talked to her about this instead of trying to embarrass Maria. Melina says that she would never hurt Maria. Maria says that she is done with this and leaves.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Great Khali with Runjin Singh versus Kane
Khali with punches to Kane followed by kicks in the corner and then he chops Kane. Khali with a big boot and then he sets for the choke slam but Kane leaves the ring. Khali follows Kane out of the ring and Khali sends Kane’s arm into the announce table. Kane with a punch and then he gets a chair and he hits Khali with it and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Great Khali by disqualification
After the match, Kane drags the unconscious Khali over to the ring steps that have already been rearranged by Kane. Kane uses the steps on Khali’s leg. We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Khali being taken to the back on a stretcher.
It is time for the Smack of the Night: Drew McIntyre attacking R Truth in the back.
Match Number Five: Charlie Haas versus R Truth
Drew McIntyre comes out to let Charlie know that there was an accident in the back and Truth will not be able to wrestle tonight. Drew tells Charlie that as far as he is concerned that makes Charlie the winner by forfeit and he congratulates Charlie. Drew offers his hand to Charlie and Charlie shakes it. Charlie turns his back and Drew with a kick and a double underhook DDT.
We are back with an Earlier Tonight Moment of the Taking of Teddy Long and we have no update according to Jim Ross.
Match Number Five (Take Two): Chris Jericho versus Batista
Jericho avoids Batista on a tie up and Jericho with a punch but it appears to be mistake number one and Batista takes Jericho into the corner and connects with shoulders. Jericho tries for a cross body but Batista catches him and hits a power slam for a near fall. Batista with punches but Jericho holds on to the ropes and Jericho with a drop kick to the knee. Batista goes to the apron and then Jericho with a baseball slide that sends Batista to the floor. We see Big Show watching the match from the locker room.
Jericho goes to the floor and he kicks Batista in the ribs and sends him into the announce table. Jericho rolls Batista back into the ring and then Jericho continues to work on the knee. Jericho punches Batista in the head and applies a cross face and arm bar. Batista gets Jericho on his back and runs Jericho into the turnbuckles. Jericho with a kick to the knee and back of the leg. Jericho with another kick to the leg followed by punches and forearms. Batista with a Bossman slam but Batista still favors his knee. Batista with a back elbow and a running clothesline into the corner. Batista with more shoulders in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Batista runs into a boot and Jericho with a bulldog and it is time for the Lionsault but Batista moves and Jericho lands on his feet. Batista hits a spinebuster and then it is time to set for the Batista Bomb but Jericho counters with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho goes up top and he is met with a clothesline. Batista hobbles but he sets for the spear but Jericho moves out of the way. Jericho with a rollup and use of the ropes but he can only get a two count. Jericho punches Batista and kicks him in the ribs. Batista with a boot but Jericho blocks the Batista Bomb attempt. Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho but Batista is able to roll out of the hold. Batista sends Jericho into the corner but Jericho with an elbow. Jericho tries for the Codebreaker but Batista catches Jericho and hits the Batista Bomb for the three count.
After the match, we go to Josh Mathews who is with Big Show in the locker room and he wants Show’s reaction. Show says that Batista got lucky and if Batista gets in the ring with him next week, Batista’s luck will run out.
We go to credits.