WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – Christmas 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
After opening your Christmas presents, it is time to sit down in front of the television and watch the Christmas tradition. After that is done, it is time to watch the final episode of Smackdown for 2009.
We are live on tape from Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Todd ‘Where do we put the stockings on the announce table’ Grisham and Matt ‘This is the first Christmas Smackdown in Orlando, but I might be wrong’ Striker.
We are in the back and Vickie Guerrero is our special holiday host. She wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. She talks about how Christmas is for having friends and families over. Vickie has Teddy Long with her and she talks about how egg nog is a once a year thing. Teddy pours some egg nog and he mentions that he added something to the nog. Vickie shows us how she prepares her potatoes and she has a little fun with butter and Teddy worries about another heart attack. Now it is time to talk about the turkey. We see the finished product and then we see the stuffing. Teddy says that the stuffing looks like dog food. Teddy refuses to get the cranberry sauce for Vickie because he doesn’t get cranberry sauce for anyone. Vickie is shocked to see a pest in the kitchen and it is Hornswoggle who attacks the turkey.
Match Number One: R Truth, Finlay, Matt Hardy, and John Morrison versus CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Dolph Ziggler, and Drew McIntyre
Ziggler and Finlay start things off and they lock up and Finlay with a side head lock and shoulder tackle followed by a slap to the face. Finlay with a slam and then he hits a seated splash for a near fall. Finlay teases Ziggler to make a tag and hits a short arm clothesline. Truth is tagged in and he dances before he slaps Ziggler in the face. Truth with a rollup as a counter to a hip toss. Truth works on the arm but Ziggler with kicks and a fireman’s carry for a near fall. Punk tags in and he head butts Truth in the ribs. Truth with a hip toss and he works on the wrist. Hardy tags in and he Punk tries to escapes. Hardy punches Punk in the head and sends him into the turnbuckles and kicks him. Hardy with a running clothesline into the corner and he hits a bulldog for a near fall. Punk with an Irish whip but he turns into an elbow from Hardy. Hardy comes off the turnbuckles and Punk with a punch to the midsection and then kicks Hardy and gets a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Gallows has Hardy in a bear hug. Gallows punches Hardy and then McIntyre is tagged in and he kicks and punches Hardy and the referee has to pull McIntyre off. McIntyre chokes Hardy in the ropes and then he has to deal with Morrison. McIntyre with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and he kicks Hardy in the ribs and then McIntyre with a forearm. Ziggler with a drop kick and a near fall. Ziggler with the leap frog neck snap and then gets a near fall. Ziggler with a body scissors and chin lock. Ziggler works on the ribs and abdomen. Hardy tries to fight out of the hold and he gets to his feet. Ziggler pulls Hardy down by the hair. McIntyre tags in and he kicks Hardy in the back while Ziggler keeps Hardy on the mat. McIntyre punches Hardy and hits a head butt. Hardy gets out of a slam attempt and hits a neck breaker and both men are down. Punk and Morrison tag in and Morrison with punches and kicks followed by a forearm. Morrison with an Irish whip and a clothesline in the corner. Morrison tries for a leg lariat but Punk holds on to the ropes and Morrison does not connect. McIntyre tags back in and Morrison punches McIntyre. Ziggler tags in and Morrison hits a leg lariat and then he hits the Shining Wizard for a near fall that is broken up by McIntyre. Finlay with a rolling fireman’s carry slam to McIntyre. Punk with a Go To Sleep to Finlay (despite not being the legal man in the ring). Truth with leg lariat to Punk. Hardy hits a Side Effect on Ziggler after he misses Truth, who hits his split. Gallows hits a double clothesline on Truth and Hardy but Morrison with the springboard spin kick to Gallows. Morrison hits the springboard corkscrew moonsault on Ziggler for the three count.
Winners: John Morrison, R Truth, Jeff Hardy, and Finlay
After the match, we see a stare down between the two teams.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Chris Jericho comes to the ring and he has something to say. He says that having tonight’s show called a DX Christmas is a travesty and proves that Teddy Long is incompetent as a general manager. Triple H and Shawn Michaels wishing everyone a Merry Christmas is a fallacy and proof of the conspiracy being perpetrated by WWE against him. He says that he is a victim in all of this. He says that to be excommunicated and banished from Raw by malefactors is one thing, but to be disrespected and insulted on Smackdown is worse. He reminds everyone that he is the face of Smackdown and the man on this show. The fact that the Big Show and Chris Jericho are no longer number one contenders is a travesty. He wants to know what the Hart Dynasty has ever done to deserve that position. Jericho says that they were never beaten in their rematch.
Chris is interrupted by the music of the Hart Dynasty and they come to the ring to confront the man who says that they are not worthy of a tag title match. Jericho says that he wants them to calm down and take a breath. He says that he respects where they came from and their family. He reminds them that he trained in Stu Hart’s Dungeon as well. He says that he remembers when they were running around with mucus on their noses and dirt on their faces and that is what he thinks of them now. He calls them a bunch of punks. He wants to know what they have done to prove themselves in a title match.
Smith says that when they come across any hardship or controversy. They do not run or complain. They take the problem head on. Tyson says that Chris says that he is the best, but they are better than the best . . . period. Jericho says that while they were thinking of nifty catchphrases at Stu’s house . . .
Jericho is interrupted by DX’s music and they are on the TitanTron. Hunter says that they were going to wait for the opportune moment and make a proper impact, but everyone in the ring is boring them to death. Hunter has to wake up Shawn. Shawn says that this is what Smackdown looks like. Hunter reminds Shawn that he has been here before. Hunter tells Shawn to talk about their gifts. Shawn says that it is not their unauthorized biography. Their gift is something better. Hunter and Shawn want to give Chris something to remind Chris of his former partner, a Tickle Me Big Show. Hunter mocks Jericho’s scowl and then we hear the sound that the Tickle Me Big Show plays and it is a gas. Shawn has a gift for the Hart kids and Shawn has a special gift. It is a one way trip to the great white north, Canada where they can enjoy a nice train ride to the freezing cold temperatures, Canadian bacon, bears, hockey, and more bears.
Jericho says that this is the sophomore behavior that DX does to pander to the hypocrites and never take anything seriously. He tells them that if they want to prove themselves, they need to make an impact. Jericho says that he is not through with DX and he will win back the tag titles. While Jericho talks, Smith gets ready to attack Jericho and they hit the springboard Hart Attack.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mickie James is in the back and she is confronted by Michelle McCool and Layla. Michelle says that she wants to say that they are sorry and they are ashamed for the way that they have treated her since it is Christmas. Layla almost sounds sincere with her apology. Michelle has a present for Mickie and they are sorry. Mickie looks at the gift and Michelle and Layla tell Mickie that it is a Jenny Craig gift certificate. Then they make fun of Mickie’s weight and leave.
We take a look back at the match between Batista and Undertaker at TLC when Teddy Long ruined Batista’s victory celebration to restart the match and give Taker the belt back after the match was restarted. Then we see footage from last week’s match between Rey Mysterio and Batista to see who would face Undertaker tonight.
Rey is in his locker room getting ready for his match and Josh Mathews interrupts Rey to ask him if he thinks he has any chance of beating Undertaker for the World Title. Rey starts off by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. Then he says that he defeated Batista last week and it was an awesome feeling because he has the chance to become champion again. He is the underdog in this match but it is Christmas and it is the time of year when miracles happen. Rey says that Orlando might see a miracle tonight and he will receive the present of a lifetime.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that they are still using the number of photos viewed ‘Did You Know’ graphic?
Match Number Two: Rey Mysterio versus Undertaker for the World Title
Rey moves to avoid Taker as the bell rings and he avoids Taker for a bit but he runs into a clothesline. Taker throws Rey to the floor and then he goes after Rey. Taker puts Rey on the apron and goes for the leg drop but Rey moves out of the way. Rey with a cross body onto Taker but Taker catches Rey and tries to send Rey into the ring post but Rey pushes Taker into the post and then hits a suicide dive onto Taker. We go to commercial.
We are back and Rey kicks Taker in the leg and Taker blocks a kick and connects with an uppercut and a head butt. Rey with a kick and Taker does not like that and Taker charges at Rey but Rey drops down and Taker goes over the top rope to the floor. Rey with a baseball slide to Taker and then he tries for a seated splash onto Taker but Taker catches him and sends Rey into the ringside barrier. Taker returns to the ring and then he goes back to the floor after the count has been stopped. Taker slams Rey’s head into the ring steps. Taker rolls Rey back into the ring and then he hits an elbow drop. Taker works on the arm and kicks Rey in the chest. Taker uses the rope to work on the arm. Taker lifts Rey by the arm and then he drops Rey to the mat and gets a near fall. Rey struggles into the corner and Taker kicks Rey in the arm. Taker with a slam and then he stands over Rey. Taker sets for Last Ride but Rey escapes and he kicks Taker and then hits a springboard shoulder tackle and a springboard leg drop for a near fall. Rey with kicks to Taker but Taker grabs Rey by the throat for a choke slam but Rey escapes the hold with kicks. Rey tries for a springboard cross body but Taker with a kick and then Taker hits a choke slam on Rey.
From out of nowhere, Batista comes into the ring and he attacks Taker and the referee calls for the bell. Taker punches back and then Batista hits a spinebuster and then he sets up for a Batista Bomb but Taker with a back body drop. Rey hits a springboard drop kick to Taker’s back and Taker falls ‘into the position’ and Rey hits a 619. Rey comes off the ropes and Taker grabs Rey by the throat. Batista stops the choke slam with a spear to Taker. Batista charges at Rey and Rey with a kick to the knees and Batista falls into the ropes as only a Rey Mysterio opponent does. Rey hits the 619 and a springboard seated senton and then Rey heads to the back.
We are back and it is time for the announcement of the guest host for next week and then it is followed up with a reminder that John Cena and Sheamus will meet for the WWE Title next week.
We have a moments ago moment of Batista’s attack on Undertaker and the residual carnage.
It is time to take a look back at the Tribute to the Troops special and highlights from the show and tour.
Cryme Tyme is in the monitor room and they see Santa Claus and he sounds a lot like Heath Slater. Santa says that he does not know how the real Santa does it. Now he has to hand out gifts to the crowd and he is not going to do it. He says that he got all of the good gifts for himself. Shad wants to give him a helping hand but JTG suggests a helping boot and Shad kicks Santa. They take his jacket and bag of presents.
Cryme Tyme come out but they give out some gifts before their match.
Match Number Three: Cryme Tyme versus Bryce Andrews and Pat Buck
Andrews and JTG start things off and JTG with a side head lock but Andrews with a forearm. JTG with a punch to Andrews and then he slams his head into the turnbuckles. JTG with an Irish whip and back body drop. Andrews with a kick and Buck tags in. JTG with a kick and Buck misses a drop kick and Shad is tagged in and he hits a few clotheslines and then he knocks Andrews off the apron. Shad with a spinebuster slam to Buck and then he hits the Money Money Elbow drop. Shad press slams Andrews to the floor. Shad tags JTG in and they hit the combination swinging neck breaker and Samoan drop for the three count.
Winners: Cryme Tyme
We return to Vickie’s kitchen and Teddy and Vickie argue over Hornswoggle’s appearance and Vickie pulls the ‘Vince card’ and Teddy clams up. Vickie apologizes for the tiff and says that everything is under control. Vickie says that a great dessert can save the night and she talks about making an apple pie. Vickie and Teddy each have pies and they want to throw them in each other’s face but they stop at the last minute. Hornswoggle returns while Vickie talks about the recipe. Teddy interrupts Vickie and she turns around and Hornswoggle hits Vickie in the face with a pie. Teddy gets a good laugh but he is standing in front of the egg nog but Hornswoggle hits Teddy with a pie and we gets a crotch chop from the DX mascot before he takes a drink out of the bowl of egg nog.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michelle McCool has joined Todd and Matt at the announce table for the next match.
Match Number Four: Mickie James and Maria versus Layla and Beth Phoenix
Maria has to hold Mickie back before the match starts because she wants a piece of Layla.
Maria and Layla start off and Maria pushes Layla and hits a hip toss and drop kicks. Maria with an Irish whip and hits a running back splash into the corner. Maria chokes Layla with her boot. Maria blocks a hip toss but Layla with a kick and a spin kick for a two count. Beth tags in and she hits a running shoulder tackle and Irish whip followed by a splash. Beth chokes Maria in the corner and then hits a bonsai drop. Beth chokes Maria in the ropes and Layla tags in and Beth is angry with the tag. Layla with a snap mare and a drop kick to the back. Layla with a chin lock and arm bar combination. Layla with a front face lock and a shoulder tackle. Mickie tags in and hits a Thesz Press and then she slams Layla’s head into the mat. Mickie tosses Layla by the hair and then Mickie kicks Beth off the apron. Layla misses her spin kick but Mickie does not miss with her spin kick and gets the three count.
Winners: Maria and Mickie James
After the match, Mickie goes after Michelle but Michelle throws the furniture at the announce table at Mickie to stay out of the way. Beth pulls Mickie off the announce table and attacks her. Maria tries to make the save but Beth takes care of her. Michelle stands over Mickie but Beth stares at Michelle and Michelle quietly walks away.
It is time for the Marine 2 trailer. Did you know that it is out on DVD on Tuesday?
We go to commercial.
We are back with a shot of the entrance to Disney World (why aren’t they using Universal?)
We are reminded that next week that John Morrison gets his rematch against Drew McIntyre (in case you missed the announcement on Superstars)
We have a Raw Rebound of the Little People’s Court (please make it stop).
Match Number Five: Degeneration X versus David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya for the Unified Tag Titles
Kidd and Michaels start things off and they lock up and Michaels with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kidd with a hip toss but Michaels kicks him off. Michaels with a hip toss but he misses an elbow drop. Kidd with a back kick and he tries for a rana but Michaels blocks it and he catapults Kidd into Hunter who punches Kidd. Hunter tags in and he punches Kidd and hits a delayed vertical suplex and points at Smith since he uses that move. Hunter gets a near fall. Hunter with a hard Irish whip and then he punches Kidd in the corner and follows it with another Irish whip but Kidd blocks the charge with boots to Hunter. Kidd goes to the turnbuckles and is met with a boot from Hunter and he tries for the pedigree but he is too close to the ropes and Smith with a clothesline to Hunter. Smith tags in and he kicks Hunter in the corner as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kidd chokes Hunter from the apron while the referee deals with Michaels trying to get into the ring. Smith with a knee to Hunter and then he hits a delayed vertical suplex to show Hunter who is the king of the delayed vertical suplex in the WWE and Smith gets a two count. Smith with a cross face to Hunter followed by a reverse chin lock. Hunter gets to his feet but Smith runs Hunter into the turnbuckles and he connects with a few shoulders and punches before Kidd chokes Hunter and rakes the eyes while the referee is distracted. Hunter punches Smith but Smith with a drop toe hold and then he tags Kidd in. Kidd runs into a clothesline and both men are down. Michaels tags in and he punches Kidd and then hits the flying forearm and then he chops Kidd. Michaels with a slam and then he goes up top for the elbow drop but Smith tries to interfere and Michaels kicks Smith away. Michaels misses the elbow drop when Natalya pulls Kid out of the way. Kidd with a springboard blockbuster for a near fall. Kidd sends Michaels into the turnbuckles and then Smith tags in and he punches Michaels. Michaels with a chop but Smith sends Michaels into the turnbuckles on an Irish whip and Michaels does the Michaels flip and goes to the floor. Smith goes out after Michaels and runs Michaels’ back into the apron. Michaels makes his way back onto the apron but Natalya slaps Michaels in the face. Smith with a European uppercut to Michaels and then Kidd is tagged in. Smith with a drop toe hold to Michaels followed by a drop kick to the head by Kidd. Kidd can only get a two count on Michaels. Kidd with a reverse chin lock and he locks it in as he works on Michaels’ neck. Michaels with a punch to Kidd’s midsection followed by a chop but Kidd hits a corkscrew drop kick and he gets a near fall that is stopped when the referee sees Michaels’ foot on the ropes.
Smith tags in and they start with a double suplex that turns into a delayed vertical suplex by Smith as Kidd checks his invisible watch. Smith can only get a two count on Michaels. Smith with a forearm to the head and then he puts Michaels in an arm bar and cross face. Michaels gets to his feet and he punches Smith and chops him. Smith with a Saito suplex and he gets a two count. Smith stomps on the solar plexus and the he hits another European uppercut. Kidd tags in and they send Michaels back first into the turnbuckles. Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd with a front face lock den Michaels tries to get to the corner to make the tag. Michaels with a chop but Kidd with a side head lock. Both men bump heads as Kidd comes off the ropes. Kidd rolls to the floor while Michaels remains in the ring. Michaels starts to crawl to make the tag but Kidd sets for a springboard move but Michaels turns around and hits a reverse atomic drop. Both men are down again. Michaels finally makes the tag to Hunter and Smith also tags in. Hunter punches Smith and then he hits the high knee. Hunter with the facebuster followed by a punch to Kidd on the apron. Hunter hits the spinebuster and gets a near fall. Hunter gives Kidd a more emphatic spinebuster. Hunter waits for Smith to get up and he sets for the pedigree but Smith counters and gets Hunter up for the springboard Hart Attack and Kidd hits it. Smith can only get a two count because Michaels breaks up the cover. Kidd clotheslines Michaels over the top rope to the floor but he misses a pescado. Smith tries for the running power slam but Hunter gets out of the hold. Smith with a waist lock and he runs Hunter into his corner but Hunter ducks down and Michaels hits a super kick and Hunter with a kick to the gut and a Pedigree for the three count.
Winners: Degeneration X
After the match, it is time for the mascot to come out and he has Santa hats for his masters and himself. Shawn gets on the mic and he says that after a long, hard day at the office, Hornswoggle has two words for everyone and he says ‘Merry Christmas’.
We go to credits.