WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – September 25th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at last week’s episode of Smackdown when Teddy Long tried to avoid the Undertaker only to learn that Taker is now a limo driver.
We are live on tape from Tulsa, Oklahoma and your announcers are Jim ‘Home is where the Heart is . . . unless Vince McMahon is here to insult me’ Ross and Todd ‘I had Sam Bradford in my Heisman pool’ Grisham.
CM Punk comes to the ring and he addresses the people of Oklahoma. Punk says that he gets it. He says that they have destroyed billions of brain cells with their excess consumption of alcohol, prescription and over the counter medication, as well as other substances that they shove into their bodies. Punk says that he brings it up because he thinks that they have forgotten his accomplishments. Punk reminds us that he is the only three time Straight Edge World Champion in WWE history. He is the only man to win back to back Money in the Bank matches at Wrestlemania. He is the man who got rid of the Charismatic Enabler from this company forever. Punk says that runs a close number two to his crowning achievement. He used his Anaconda Vice to make the Undertaker tap out. Punk says that he did it and he did it without drugs, alcohol, or help from anyone else. Punk says that he wants anyone in a position of power to come out and treat him with the respect that he has earned both as the face of Smackdown and the poster boy for the entire company. He says that he deserves to know his opponent now that he defeated the Undertaker. Punk says that there isn’t anybody left.
There is a low droning noise and the lights go down and then the arena is drowned in a shade of blue as a casket is brought to the ring by some druids. Punk gets a chair as he prepares for the Undertaker to emerge. Punk hits the defenseless casket and then Punk opens the casket and he thinks it might be the Undertaker. Instead it is Teddy Long and he is bound and gagged.
Punk gets the mic back and he tells Teddy that he thought it was someone else. Punk says that Teddy looks like he has been on a bender. Punk helps Teddy into the ring and then he unties Teddy’s wrists.
Teddy takes the mic and he says that effective immediately the Hell’s Gate is no longer banned. CM Punk will defend his title next Sunday against the Undertaker at Hell in a Cell in a Hell in a Cell match. Punk cannot believe what he is hearing. Teddy is not done. He tells Punk that he will face the Undertaker tonight on Smackdown. Teddy rolls out of the ring and then staggers to the back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and did you know that if you are older than 55, you probably watched something else than Smackdown last week.
We see footage from last week’s match between Finlay and Dolph Ziggler.
Match Number One: John Morrison and Finlay versus Mike Knox and Dolph Ziggler
Finlay and Ziggler start things off and they lock up with Finlay applying a side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle. Finlay with a slam but Knox tags in and Finlay does not realize it and Finlay with a reverse atomic drop and clothesline to Ziggler. Knox hits Finlay from behind with a boot and then he punches and kicks Finlay. Ziggler tags in and he punches Finlay followed by a splash into the corner. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock as we go to commercial.
We are back and Knox is now the one wearing down Finlay with a chin lock. Finlay with a jaw breaker but Knox with a clothesline that adjusts Finlay’s jaw. Ziggler tags in and Knox keeps Finlay from making the tag. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop but Finlay with a double leg take down but Ziggler gets Finlay in a chin lock and Morrison tries to make the tag but falls inches short. Knox tags in and he hits a leg drop on Finlay and gets a near fall. Knox with a reverse chin lock and he works on Finlay’s back. Ziggler tags in and he kicks Finlay in the chest and punches him. Ziggler with a snap mare and near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler keeps Finlay from making the tag and Ziggler with a body scissors to add to the reverse chin lock. Ziggler misses a splash in the corner and Knox and Morrison are tagged in. Morrison with forearms and a kick followed by more punches. Morrison with a boot to Knox and then Morrison goes up top for a rana. Morrison with a leg lariat followed by the standing shooting star press but he can only get a two count. Morrison with a forearm and then he punches Knox in the corner until Knox pushes him off and Knox with a bicycle kick and Morrison goes down. Knox sends Finlay to the floor with a forearm. Morrison with the springboard spin kick and gets a near fall. Ziggler breaks up the cover. Knox tries for the cross body on Morrison but Morrison moves and Knox wipes out Ziggler. Knox has Morrison in the corner and Finlay uses the illegal shillelagh on Knox and then Morrison with the corkscrew split legged moonsault for the three count.
Winners: Finlay and John Morrison
We go to the back where Cryme Tyme is with Eve and Slam Master J. J is told that in order to be down with Cryme Tyme and Eve, he has to prove himself. They give him some spray paint and they tell him to go into Teddy’s office with it. J says that ‘he got this’. J emerges and he has a few DVDs. Teddy Long walks into his office behind them and then Cryme Tyme and Eve leave.
Teddy asks J if he defaced his office. J admits to doing it and he asks Teddy what is he going to do about it. Teddy tells J that he has a match and J will find out who it is.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Slam Master J versus Kane
Kane with a kick and J responds with punches and a drop kick that have no effect. Kane with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner followed by a side slam and a choke slam for the three count.
After the match, we see Cryme Tyme and Eve watching on the monitor and they are speechless.
Vince McMahon is walking in the back and he is stopped by CM Punk. Punk asks if Vince is going to allow Teddy Long to do what he is doing to him. Vince tells Punk that him, Teddy, and that referee should have thought about the consequences of his conspiracy. Teddy wishes Punk luck tonight. We go to commercial.
We are back and Vince McMahon comes to the ring. Vince thanks everyone for the warm Oklahoma reception. Now it is time for Vince to insult the people of Oklahoma and then he focuses on the number one son of the state, Jim Ross. Vince invites everyone to next week’s celebration of a Decade of Smackdown. Vince mentions some of the people who have made their way through Smackdown and who are no longer in the company. Vince also mentions some current superstars. Vince says that next week Degeneration X and John Cena will be on Smackdown.
Vince introduces the man he personally signed to Smackdown. This person reminds him a lot of himself. He is an aggressive man and a handsome son of a gun. Vince says that this man will be a future WWE Champion. Vince brings out a man who likes Oklahoma as much as Vince and that is Drew McIntyre.
Drew gets the mic from Vince and he says that he would like to say that he is surprised but he is not. There is nobody on the roster who can match his unlimited potential and aggression. Since Teddy is too busy to pay attention to what has been transpiring on his show over the last few weeks, it has taken the Chairman of the Board to sign a real superstar to Smackdown. Next week is the Decade of Smackdown celebration and they will be celebrating the greats like The Rock and Steve Austin. Every week thereafter, it will be about Drew McIntyre. Drew says that there will be a big party in his honor and all of the members of the roster will be welcoming him to Smackdown. Drew says that the party has just begun.
R Truth comes out through the crowd and he asks ‘What’s Up’ to the people of Tulsa. Truth tells Drew that he wants to welcome him to Smackdown. Truth’s welcome means a double leg take down and punches as referees come to the ring to separate them.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Smack of the Night: Chris Jericho confronting Batista last week on Smackdown followed by their match.
Match Number Three: Batista versus Big Show with Chris Jericho
They lock up and Show pushes Batista away and then he yells at Batista. They lock up again and Show pushes Batista to the mat this time. Batista throws his elbow pad at Show and then Show punches Batista but Batista with punches and he tries for a shoulder tackle but Show knocks Batista down with a shoulder of his own. Show chokes Batista with his boot and then he punches Batista. Show with a chop and then he has some words for Show. Batista with punches but Show with a clothesline. Show with a punch to the midsection. Show tries for a big boot but Batista moves and Show is caught in the ropes. Batista with a flying shoulder that sends Show over the top rope to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jericho has taken off his jacket at ringside. Show with a reverse chin lock. We see footage of Jericho interfering to allow Show to hit a spear. We return to live on tape action. Batista with a jaw breaker and then Batista is caught in a bear hug. Jericho provides Jim Ross with some suggestions for commentary. Batista tries to escape the hold but Show with a waist lock. Show with the step over leg lariat for a near fall. Show returns to the waist lock to work on the abdomen and ribs. Batista with elbows and punches. Show with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Show with a slam to Batista and then Show goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop from the second turnbuckle but he misses when Batista moves out of the way. Batista punches Show but Show with a knee and Irish whip. Batista moves on the charge and Batista hits a cross body. Batista tries for a Batista Bomb but Show is too big. Show has Batista for a choke slam but Batista with a take down and then he clips Show and applies an ankle lock. Jericho comes into the ring and Batista with a spinebuster and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Batista by disqualification
After the match, Jericho is put in the ankle lock and Jericho taps like it matters.
It is time to take a look back at the video package that started the show when Undertaker kidnapped another man.
Vince and Teddy are in the office and Vince asks Teddy about his appearance. Teddy says that he has been to hell and back. Vince wanted to know why they conspired and Teddy tries to explain his actions. Vince wants to know where ‘it’ is. Vince wants to know where his picture is. Teddy says that his picture is here but it is not finished and he did not want to put it up until it was finished. Teddy says that it didn’t have the right frame. Vince says that he wants to see his picture. Teddy shows Vince the vandalized picture and Vince tells Teddy that if he messes with him, he will make hell look like Sunday School. Vince leaves and Teddy looks like he is going to cry.
We go to commercial.
We are back with footage from John Morrison and the Miz’s appearances on Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader.
Match Number Four: JTG with Shad and Eve versus David Hart Smith with Tyson Kidd and Natalya
JTG with a few drop kicks and Smith goes into the corner. JTG with a version of an X Factor for a near fall. Smith with a kick and short arm clothesline. Smith kicks JTG and the referee tells Smith to get back. Smith with a power slam for a near fall. Smith drops JTG to the mat from a fireman’s carry position and then Smith with a bow and arrow. JTG with a punch to Smith but Smith sends JTG into the corner and hits a shoulder. JTG with a knee and kick followed by punches. JTG with the flip shoulder tackle followed by a clothesline and a block buster. Smith with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. JTG with a leg lariat from the turnbuckles but Natalya puts Smith’s foot on the ropes. Eve attacks Natalya and Shad pulls her away. Kidd with a running drop kick to JTG on the apron. Smith with a Saito Suplex for the three count.
Winner: David Hart Smith
We go to footage from the match between Batista and Big Show that saw some interference by Chris Jericho.
We now go to Josh Mathews in the interview area and he is happy to have Batista with him, but first a commercial.
We are back and Todd and JR talk about next week’s Decade of Smackdown Celebration.
Josh is now ready to receive Batista. Josh says that Batista is going to challenge Jericho and Show for the tag titles. Show says that his partner is one of his best friends and a former World Champion. Batista says that Jericho and Show will not have the titles much longer because he has their number and his partner’s number is 619.
Match Number Five: CM Punk versus Undertaker
Punk is backed into the corner and he escapes Taker’s grasp. He isn’t so lucky the second time and Taker with punches to Punk followed by an Irish whip but he runs into boots from Punk. Punk with kicks to Taker followed by punches and more kicks. The referee pulls Punk out of the corner and then Taker throws Punk over the top rope to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with a kick and side head lock. Taker with a shoulder tackle and then he throws Punk over the top rope one more time. Taker goes out after Punk and Punk returns to the ring first but Taker avoids a kick from Punk. Taker tries to pull Punk out but Punk stays in. Taker drops Punk on the top rope and then Taker with a forearm across the chest and a kick. Taker goes to the apron for a vintage leg drop. Taker works on Punk’s ribs and then he sends Punk back into the ring. Taker with a punch and a kick followed by more punches. Taker works on the arm and it is time to go Old School but Punk stops Taker and then Punk with a roundhouse kick to the head. Punk with elbows on the turnbuckles and then Taker knocks Punk off the turnbuckles. Punk with head butts and then he hits a superplex but Punk barely gets a two count. Punk with knees to the back followed by a kick. Punk with a leg drop and then he gets a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors. Taker escapes the hold and has Punk by the throat. Taker has Punk set for a choke slam attempt but Punk with kicks to the leg and Taker goes down. Punk punches Taker but Taker punches back. Punk with kicks that are met with punches by Taker. Punk goes down and then Taker sends Punk into the turnbuckles. Taker with an Irish whip followed by a splash in the corner. Taker with snake eyes, a big boot, and leg drop for a near fall. Taker sets for a choke slam but Punk with a roundhouse kick to the head and Taker goes down. Punk crawls between Taker’s leg and that is mistake number one. Taker locks in Hell’s Gate but Punk gets to the ropes. Punk takes the belt, but Taker punches him and then Taker throws the belt into the ring. Taker rearranges the announce table and then Taker sets for Last Ride onto the table, but Punk escapes the hold and then he pushes Taker onto the announce table and Punk gets back into the ring before the ten count, but Taker is not so lucky.
Winner: CM Punk by count out
Taker is not happy and we go to credits.