WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – November 13th, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We are live on tape from Sheffield, United Kingdom and your announcers are Todd Grisham and Matt Striker.
We see highlights from last week’s match between CM Punk and R Truth when Punk yelled at referee Scott Armstrong to count faster and then Scott obliged.
CM Punk is on the mic and he points out what has become of the mighty United Kingdom. It was full of noble people and they ruled half the planet, but now they are as sad and pathetic as the Americans. Punk talks about how they go to the pubs and down their pints of ale while poisoning themselves with their trendy cigarettes and cigars. He talks about the nasty habit of chewing tobacco. He calls everyone weak minded and says that their spirits are broken. Punk says the only thing they can do is boo and wave a crooked finger at him. Punk says that they need someone as righteous as himself to preach the proper way to life. Everyone should aspire to be as great as he is. Punk says that he knows that he is better than everyone because his mind is clear and his body is free of poisons. Punk says that his spirit comes from within and he does not need a crutch or a crooked referee like Scott Armstrong to deal with. Punk says that he will beat R Truth tonight, just like he will beat him at Survivor Series. Punk says that because he is the choice of a new generation, he will answer R Truth’s question of ‘What’s up’ and it is straight edge.
After Truth raps, he says that Punk can file a complaint about last week’s match, but he wants to file a complaint against Punk for impersonating a man. Truth says that he came out to add a little flavor and excitement and to shut Punk up. Truth says that the people paid to see action, not to hear Punk preach. Truth calls CM Punk a ‘punk’.
Match Number One: CM Punk versus R Truth
Punk pushes Truth but Truth with punches to Punk as he backs him into the corner. The referee pulls Truth out of the corner and then Truth sends Punk into the turnbuckles and he follows it with a punch. Punk catches Truth on the float over in the corner but Truth holds on to the ropes to avoid the Go to Sleep. Truth with a leg lariat for a near fall. Punk with a kick and Truth holds on to the ropes and Punk charges at Truth and Truth sends Punk over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Truth has Punk in an arm bar but Punk backs Truth into the corner. Punk with shoulders in the corner followed by an Irish whip. Truth kicks Punk as he charges into the corner. Truth goes up top but Punk with a kick that sends Truth to the mat and Truth holds his knee. Punk stomps on the knee and he drops a knee to the leg and then he has Truth in a modified figure four. Punk with a kick to the injured leg and then he clips Truth. Truth with a jawbreaker but Punk with a drop toe hold and then he continues to work on the knee and puts Truth in a Mutoh Lock. Truth punches his way out of the hold and Punk goes to the apron. Punk tries for a springboard move but Truth with a desperation drop kick to stop Punk. Truth tries to get to his feet and he punches Punk. Punk goes for the knee again but Truth with a knee and a clothesline for a near fall. Truth with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Truth misses the scissors kick and Punk with a kick and he signals that it is time for Truth to go to sleep. Truth gets off Punk’s shoulders and tries for a sunset flip but Punk drops down and grabs the ropes for the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
Mickie James is walking in the back and she gets stopped by Layla. Layla tells Mickie that she should have taken their advice and left. Mickie calls Layla ‘Scary Spice’. Mickie goes to the ring and Layla tells Mickie that they warned her.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Mickie James versus Natalya
The ladies have some words before they lock up and Natalya with a take down and then she slaps Mickie before talking some more trash. Natalya works on the wrist but Mickie escapes and connects with forearms. Mickie with a snap mare and drop kick as Natalya quickly goes to the floor. Mickie slides out and Natalya sends Mickie into the ring steps. They return to the ring and Natalya gets a near fall. Natalya picks Mickie up by the hair before sending her back to the mat. Natalya with a surfboard and then she drops Mickie to the mat when the referee starts to make the count on Natalya. Natalya pulls Mickie out of the corner but Mickie lands on her feet and connects with forearms but Natalya responds with forearms of her own. Mickie with a rana and clotheslines. Mickie with a flying forearm but Natalya with an elbow and then she sends Mickie to the floor. Mickie goes up top and Natalya tries to stop her. Mickie with a Thesz Press while Michelle McCool and Layla walk to the ring with Mickie’s clothes and Michelle has scissors and starts to tailor her attire. Natalya with a clothesline to the back of the head and then Natalya applies a Sharpshooter and Mickie taps.
After the match, Layla and Michelle continue to destroy Mickie’s clothing.
We see footage from last week for the onsale date of Wrestlemania 26 Tickets.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Josh Mathews is in the interview area with John Morrison. Josh asks John about his match against Dolph Ziggler and he asks him how he feels. John says that he feels some pressure and he has some butterflies in his stomach. John says that he feels like anyone else who faces a tough challenge. John says that Dolph cannot handle the pressure and he will be nervous and second guess himself. Morrison says that he thrives on the pressure. Morrison says that Dolph will be looking up at John Morrison standing above him as the Intercontinental Champion.
We see the progression of the feud between Drew McIntyre and Finlay over the last few weeks.
Before the match, McIntyre gets on the mic and he says that two weeks ago, he didn’t let Finlay in the ring because he wasn’t worthy. He says that Finlay still isn’t worthy, but he has a change of heart. Since Finlay loves to fight and since he intends to make a statement, he wonders how much Finlay will love to fight him.
Match Number Three: Drew McIntyre versus Finlay
Finlay with an elbow and clothesline followed by an uppercut. Finlay with forearms across the chest. Finlay with a kick but McIntyre with a boot that sends Finlay to the floor. Finlay goes outside and he hits a short arm clothesline on the floor. They return to the ring and McIntyre kicks Finlay and then stomps on Finlay’s arm before going for a key lock. Finlay with punches to get out of the hold and McIntyre goes over the top rope to the floor. Finlay follows and sends Finlay into the barrier. They return to the ring and McIntyre with punches on Finlay and the referee pulls McIntyre off. Finlay punches back and both men go back and forth. The referee calls for the bell and Finlay goes for the shillelagh but McIntyre with a boot to the head.
After the match, McIntyre hits Finlay with the shillelagh.
McIntyre starts to go to the back but he returns to the ring and he picks up the shillelagh again and he hits Finlay in the chest. McIntyre leaves the ring and goes to the back.
The medical staff checks on Finlay and they help him up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Striker is in the ring with the official contract signing table and chairs. He mentions the match between Rey Mysterio and Batista.
Rey Mysterio comes out first, followed by Batista.
Rey sits at the table first and Batista finally does the same. Rey wants to get the contract signing over with and not talk about things. Batista signs first and then Rey signs the contract.
Batista tells Rey that he has something else. Batista has a hold harmless agreement so Batista cannot legally be responsible for what he does to Rey. Nobody can sue him for what is going to happen at Survivor Series. Batista gives it to Rey and Rey looks it over. Rey says that he is not going to sign it. Batista tells Rey to sign it and he slams his sunglasses on the table. Batista calls Rey a little coward hiding behind his goofy mask. Batista says that Rey was supposed to be his friend, but he cost Batista the World Title. Batista says that if Rey does not sign, he will embarrass Rey in front of everyone and snap Rey’s neck like a twig.
Rey says that he will sign the hold harmless agreement. He says that Batista is trying to bully and intimidate him. Rey says that it will be Batista who will be embarrassed at Survivor Series. Rey pushes the table onto Batista and Rey leaves the ring. Batista attacks the two chairs after what Rey did to him.
Dolph Ziggler and John Morrison are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Dolph Ziggler’s victory over John Morrison two weeks ago to set up tonight’s title match.
Match Number Four: Dolph Ziggler versus John Morrison for the Intercontinental Title
Morrison goes for the leg but Ziggler with a punch. Ziggler goes to the apron and Morrison is held back by the referee. Ziggler with a forearm and kicks followed by a punch to Morrison. Morrison with a rollup and punches. Morrison with a flapjack followed by a pommel horse leg drop. Morrison with a knee into the corner and then Morrison goes up top but Ziggler clips the leg and Morrison is on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and a gutbuster for a near fall as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a waist lock and he bridges to add extra pressure. Morrison with elbows and punches but Ziggler with a punch of his own. Morrison with more punches and an Irish whip. Morrison charges into the corner and Morrison goes into the turnbuckles when Ziggler moves out of the way. Ziggler with a snap mare and a leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick to Morrison and Morrison falls to the mat. Ziggler with elbows to the midsection and then he finishes it off with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a body scissors as Ziggler continues to work on Morrison’s midsection. Morrison with elbows to Ziggler but Ziggler with a slam and a near fall. Ziggler with a kick to the head and he has some words for Morrison but Morrison with punches. Morrison and Ziggler with the boo/yay exchange. Morrison gets out of a belly-to-back suplex and hits a clothesline and drop kick. Morrison gets a near fall. Ziggler with a version of an X Factor as he counters the flip neck breaker. Ziggler with punches to the back of the head. Morrison with a pele kick for a near fall. Morrison sets for a split legged moonsault but Ziggler moves. Ziggler gets a near fall but the referee sees Ziggler using the ropes. Morrison with a springboard spin kick as Ziggler argues with the referee but Morrison can only get a two count. Ziggler punches Morrison and sends Morrison into the turnbuckle. Ziggler goes to the turnbuckles and he punches Morrison. Both men go up top and Morrison punches Ziggler and both men go to the floor but Morrison lands face first on top of the ringside barrier. The referee makes the ten count.
Double Count Out
Match Number Five: Beth Phoenix versus Lisa Taylor
Taylor tries for a rollup but Beth stays up and connects with an elbow and a series of forearms. Beth with a shoulder breaker and then she runs Lisa into the turnbuckles and puts her in the tree of woe. Beth with an inverted Tower of London followed by the Glam Slam for the three count.
Winner: Beth Phoenix
Chris Jericho is taping his knee in the locker room and Josh Mathews wants to ask Chris about his match with Undertaker. Jericho asks Josh if he believes that Taker is a ‘dead man’. Jericho says that Taker is just a man. He is like Jericho. For ten years, people have wanted to see Jericho and Undertaker in the ring together. Jericho says that Taker can be beat and he will be beat. Jericho is not just a man, he is the best in the world at what he does. A dead man will not stop him tonight. Neither a dead man nor a giant will stop him at Survivor Series from walking out with the World Title.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Undertaker versus Chris Jericho
Taker misses a punch and Jericho with punches to Taker. Taker sends Jericho into the corner and he punches and kicks Jericho. Taker sends Jericho into the turnbuckles but Jericho with a kick and Taker clotheslines Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Taker rolls Jericho back to the ring and he punches Jericho on the apron. Taker with the vintage leg drop from the apron. Taker works on the arm and drops a leg on the arm for a near fall. Taker with a kick to the leg as he sets for Old School. Jericho goes to the second turnbuckle and he hits an arm drag that sends Taker to the mat. We go to commercial.
We are back Jericho punches Taker in the head. Jericho punches and kicks Taker in the corner and then he chokes Taker with his boot. Taker with an elbow followed by an Irish whip but Taker charges into a boot. Jericho with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Jericho with a knee and kick that sends Taker to the floor. Jericho with an elbow off the apron and then he Irish whips Taker into the ringside barrier. They return to the ring and Jericho chokes Taker in the ropes. Taker punches Jericho but Jericho punches back. Jericho punches Taker and Taker staggers around the ring. Jericho with a kick to Taker.
Jericho punches Taker but Taker with a punch as he comes off the ropes. Taker and Jericho with the boo/yay exchange. Taker with a head butt to Jericho followed by a punch and Irish whip. Taker with the splash into the corner. Taker with Snake Eyes but Jericho hits a drop kick before Taker can hit his big boot. Jericho punches Taker but Taker grabs Jericho by the throat. Jericho with elbows but he runs into an elbow from Taker. Taker misses a boot into the corner. Jericho punches Taker in the corner but you don’t punch Taker in the corner because that means Last Ride, but Jericho escapes the hold and hits the Codebreaker but Taker kicks out at two. Jericho mocks Taker with a throat slash and Jericho tries for a tombstone but he cannot get Taker up. Taker sets for a tombstone but Jericho escapes the hold and clips Taker. Jericho with a Lionsault but Taker sits up and he grabs Jericho by the throat. Jericho counters with a rollup and he tries for the Walls of Jericho and he applies it. Taker counters with Hell’s Gate and Jericho taps.
After the match, Big Show’s music plays and he comes out to the ring. Show distracts Taker for an attack by Jericho but Taker grabs Jericho by the throat. Show trips Taker and then Show and Jericho attack Taker until Show hits a choke slam and leg drop. Jericho puts Taker in the Walls of Jericho and Show applies the Colossal Clutch until Kane’s music plays. Show leaves the ring and Kane gives Jericho a big boot.
Vince McMahon is in the back and he has Teddy on the phone and he tells him that next week Kane and Undertaker will face Jericho and Big Show. Vince asks Teddy if he has the ‘symptoms’. Vince says that he will see Teddy next week. Vince reminds Teddy that he is on probation as we go to credits.