WWE SmackDown Results – January 15th

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Report – January 15th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider



We begin tonight’s show with a look back at the many attempts to find out who will face the Undertaker for the World Title at the Royal Rumble only to see no winner determined. Who will emerge from the confines of the steel cage as the number one contender?

We are live on tape from Green Bay, Wisconsin and your announcers are Todd ‘Wrestling on a Frozen Tundra’ Grisham and Matt ‘Why are people yelling at me, I have my Favre jersey on’ Striker.

We see the cage above the ring as Grisham discusses the main event.

Chris Jericho walks to the ring and he has a bruise on his face and we see why as we go to footage from this week’s Raw when Mike Tyson knocked Jericho out.

Jericho has something to say before his match. He says that everyone can wipe the smug looks off their mealy mouth faces. He says that despite what everyone just saw, he is not a broken man. DX might have pulled another fast one on him, but he will not crawl into a hole and go away. A punch drunk, mentally unstable man got in a lucky punch and knocked him down, it does not affect the fact that he is the best in the world. Jericho says that he is the baddest man on the planet as well as the face of Smackdown. Jericho says that he will continue his successful career when he defeats 29 other men at the Royal Rumble. He says that he will go on to Wrestlemania 26 and he will win the main event to become the World Champion for the sixth time. Then he will have the smug look on his face while the tapeworms in the crowd will be the smug ones.

Match Number One: Chris Jericho versus John Morrison

Jericho has something to say to Morrison before the match starts and he pushes Morrison. Morrison responds with a slap to the bruise on Jericho’s face. Morrison clotheslines Jericho over the top rope to the floor. Morrison goes to the turnbuckles and we see Drew McIntyre come out as Morrison returns to the ring without continuing to go after Jericho. Morrison stares at McIntyre as Drew walks to the ring. Morrison with a clothesline to Jericho and follows that with kicks and punches. Jericho with a forearm to Morrison followed by a punch. Morrison with a kick and a back breaker followed by a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Morrison with an Irish whip and he tries for the springboard round kick but Jericho pushes Morrison over the top rope to the floor. Jericho goes to the floor and he kicks Morrison and then sends him back into the ring. Jericho with a slingshot splash for a near fall. Jericho with a snap mare and then he puts Morrison in a reverse chin lock with the arm isolated. Morrison punches Jericho and then he Irish whips Jericho but runs into a boot. Jericho goes to the turnbuckles but he comes off into a punch. Morrison with a clothesline and drop kick. Morrison with a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Morrison with punches but Jericho with a kick and a bulldog. Jericho tries for a Lionsault but lands on his feet after Morrison moves. Morrison with the springboard round kick for a near fall. Morrison with a kick to the chest but he tries again and Jericho blocks it and takes Morrison down and tries to put him in the Walls of Jericho but Morrison powers out of the hold. Jericho charges into the corner but Morrison moves and Jericho hits the ring post. Morrison goes to the turnbuckles and he tries for the split legged moonsault but he lands on his feet when Jericho moves. Jericho tries for the cover but Morrison with a rollup for a near fall. Morrison with a forearm and punch. Jericho sends Morrison into the mat and he gets a near fall. Jericho punches Morrison and Morrison tries for the swinging neck breaker but Jericho counters and finally gets Morrison into the Walls of Jericho. Morrison tries for the ropes and McIntyre gets up from his seat and that enrages Morrison as he gets to the ropes. Morrison punches Jericho and then goes to the apron briefly. Jericho hits the Codebreaker and gets the three count.
Winner: Chris Jericho

After the match, McIntyre goes into the ring and he stands over Morrison and holds the belt in Morrison’s face and then he walks across Morrison’s chest.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for CM Punk to save someone’s soul. Punk is joined by Luke Gallows and the ‘Straight Edge Chair’. We see the footage from last week when Punk saved and shaved James. Punk says that last week he showed everyone that it was possible. He took one of the people who was confused, lost, and addicted to a litany of things. Punk says that he saved that person and allowed him to lead a better life. Punk says that he is the leader of a Straight Edge Society. Punk says that he will not stop until everyone pledges to stand on his side. Punk says that he remembers the first time he laid his eyes on Luke and he says that Luke acted a lot like everyone in the crowd does today. He was half-comatose from prescription medication, but look at him now. Punk says that Luke is an example for everyone as long as you want it.

Luke says that he knows how hard change can be. When you wake up in the morning and need a pill just to start your day, you feel like you need something to help you live. He says that you don’t need that as long as you are straight edge.

Punk thanks Luke for the comments. Then Punk says that he will continue to enlighten the hopelessly addicted. Punk says that the Royal Rumble will be the first step in salvation because when he wins to become the first Straight Edge Royal Rumble match winner, it will be an accomplishment. An accomplishment not only for him, but for society. Punk says that what sucks is that nobody is smart enough to be saved so it has to be done one person at a time. Punk wonders who will be the lucky one to be saved.

They find a man in the crowd and Luke goes to bring him into the ring. Punk has him sit down and asks him his name and it is Trevor. Punk tells Trevor not to be afraid because he is among friends. Punk clarifies and says that he means Luke and himself. Punk talks about everything that his former friends tried to do to seduce him with drugs and alcohol. Punk asks Trevor if he is ready to make a pledge. Punk tells Trevor that he is about to be reborn. Before the ceremony can continue, Punk asks Trevor how many drinks he has had this year. Trevor says that he cannot remember how many. Punk tells everyone that he has not ingested any rat poison this year because it is poison. Punk tells the crowd not to cheer for any mentions of alcohol or beer. Punk says that Trevor is man enough to take responsibility for his actions. Punk wants to hear if Trevor is ready to accept straight edge. Trevor says that he is ready to accept straight edge into his life. Punk wants to know if Trevor is ready to show his devotion through actions as well as words. Trevor says yes. Punk gets the straight edge clippers and Trevor’s head is shaved.

Punk tells Trevor that this is the only good decision that he ever made. He says that not only has he shed his hair, he has shed a lifetime of depravity and addiction. There will be no more weakness for Trevor. Punk says that there is one more person who is better than everyone else in the building.

The Great Khali comes out and he is joined by Matt Hardy and Runjin Singh and they dance their way to the ring because we will have a fatal four way tag team match to see who faces DX.

Match Number Two: Great Khali and Matt Hardy with Runjin Singh versus CM Punk and Luke Gallows versus Cryme Tyme versus Tyson Kidd and David Hart Smith with Natalya in a Number One Contender Fatal Four Way Match

Hardy and Smith start things off and Smith with a kick and punch to Hardy. Hardy is sent into Kidd’s boot and then Smith with a forearm to Hardy followed by a European uppercut. Hardy escapes a power slam attempt and hits a neck breaker on Smith and then goes to make the tag to Khali. Hardy hits the screaming elbow from the turnbuckles and then Khali with a big boot to Smith and a clothesline that sends Smith over the top rope to the floor. Khali goes to the floor and Smith hides behind Natalya and then Kidd comes to Smith’s aid. Hardy surrounds Smith and Kidd on the other side and we have a stand off. We go to commercial.

We are back and Gallows and Khali are in the ring and Luke punches Khali but Khali with a clothesline. Khali with the chop and then he waits for Gallows to get up but he is too close to Cryme Tyme’s corner and JTG makes the tag and gets a near fall as Khali walks by and does nothing to break up the cover. Luke with a side slam and then he sends JTG into the turnbuckles and then tags in Punk. Punk kicks JTG in the corner and punches him. JTG with the flip shoulder tackle and a clothesline followed by a drop kick. JTG with an X Factor for a near fall that is broken up by Gallows and Kidd. Khali gets into the ring too and he pushes Kidd and Gallows over the top rope. Smith and Shad send Khali over the top rope to the floor. Smith kicks Shad and throws him out of the ring. Khali pulls Smith out of the ring. Hardy goes up top and he this a cross body onto a few of the guys. In the ring, Punk tries for the Go to Sleep but JTG gets out of the hold and Punk kicks JTG. Gallows makes the blind tag but JTG hits the wraparound clothesline on Punk. The referee tells JTG that he will not make the count because of the tag and Gallows with a boot to the head. Gallows with the spinebuster slam for the three count.
Winners: CM Punk and Luke Gallows

After the match, Trevor comes into the ring to celebrate with Punk and Luke and he raises their hands.

Josh Mathews knocks on Batista’s door and he emerges. Josh apologizes for the interruption and wants to know if Batista will talk about the perceived advantage that he has over Rey in their match tonight. Batista says that he does not want to talk about that and he does not want to talk about Rey. Josh reminds Batista that if he wins, he will face the Undertaker and asks Batista if he is intimidated by the Undertaker. Batista asks if he looks intimidated and he has nothing to say about Taker. Batista ends the interview and he tells Josh that if he knocks on the door or asks another question . . .

We go to commercial.

We are back and the Undertaker’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Undertaker says that the dawning of a new decade brings new hopes and dreams to the superstars of the WWE Universe. He says that they should make no mistake about the fact that the darkness of the Undertaker will continue to collect souls as he has done for the last two decades. He says that last week Batista and Mysterio felt his presence. It was a warning that they will only get once. He says that it doesn’t really matter who wins tonight because he says that he is hell-bent on destruction. Whoever survives the cage will not survive him at the Royal Rumble. Taker turns his attention to Wrestlemania and the legend of the Undertaker. Taker says that seventeen men have stepped up and seventeen have been sent down. All of the fallen warriors but one have tested his fate and asked for no more. He says that there is one who has shined brightly in defeat and that was Shawn Michaels. Taker tells Shawn that he came closer than anyone else who challenged him. He says that Shawn almost broke the streak, but he failed. On Monday, Shawn had the audacity to challenge him to a rematch. Taker says that he has made a decision. He will go to Raw on Monday and give Shawn his answer personally. Taker says that regardless of his decision, Shawn will rest in peace.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look back at the issues between Michelle McCool, Layla, Mickie James, and Beth Phoenix. We see what Beth and Mickie have done to each other.

Match Number Three: Mickie James versus Beth Phoenix

Beth enters the ring and the referee has to separate them. Mickie with a waist lock and Beth with an elbow followed by a head butt. Mickie with forearms and a back kick that is blocked and Beth takes Mickie to the mat and puts her in a chin lock. Beth with forearms to the head followed by a kick to the midsection. Beth sends Mickie into the turnbuckles and then hits a running butt splash. Mickie kicks Beth as Beth tries to pull Mickie out of the corner and then Beth pulls her out of the corner and gets a near fall. Beth with a rear chin lock and Mickie with elbows. Beth with a back breaker for a near fall. Mickie with forearms and a drop kick to the knee. Mickie with a kick to the head and then Beth with a hot shot. Beth runs Mickie into the turnbuckles and puts her in the tree of woe. Beth with knees to the head. Beth continues to attack Mickie while the referee tries to get Mickie out of the corner. Beth is warned again.

From out of nowhere, Michelle McCool and Layla make their way into the ring and Beth turns her attention to them. Beth leaves the ring and Michelle attacks Mickie in the turnbuckles and Layla joins in and then run Mickie’s head into the bottom turnbuckle. Layla holds Mickie while Michelle knees Mickie. Mickie fights back but Michelle clips Mickie. Mickie with a jawbreaker to Layla but Michelle with a knee lift. Michelle hits the McCool Clash.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Smack of the Night: Kane and Dolph Ziggler from two weeks ago and last week.

We see Dolph Ziggler in the interview area with Josh Mathews. Josh asks Dolph about his third match with Kane. Dolph says that two weeks ago he brought Kane down to his knees. Last week, he almost made Kane tap out. When he beats Kane again tonight, he is on his way to the Royal Rumble match. Ziggler says that he is going to win the Royal Rumble to be in the main event of Wrestlemania.

Match Number Four: Kane versus Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler tries to avoid Kane and Kane puts him in the corner. Kane with an uppercut and then he puts Ziggler in the corner again and hits punches and elbows. Kane with another punch and more forearms as he continues to work over Ziggler. Kane sends Ziggler into the air and sends him back to the ground. Kane with a forearm to the back followed by a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall. Kane with a slam and elbow drops to Ziggler. Ziggler tries to get to the floor but Kane pulls him back in. Kane with a kick to the head and then he chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Kane with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Ziggler with a sleeper but Kane sends Ziggler over the top rope to the floor to escape. We go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler punches Kane and then he applies a reverse chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Kane was sent into the turnbuckles and ring steps. We are back to the action in the ring and Ziggler with forearms to the chest. Ziggler with the leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick to the back followed by punches and more kicks. Ziggler has to be pulled out of the corner but he continues with more punches and kicks. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock one more time. Ziggler punches Kane in the corner and Kane pushes Ziggler off. Kane tries for the choke slam but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. Ziggler with a back elbow but Kane with a big boot and uppercut. Kane with a punch followed by an Irish whip and running clotheslines into the corner. Kane with a power slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top but Ziggler stops him and Ziggler punches Kane and tries for a superplex. Kane blocks the attempt and he head butts Ziggler off the turnbuckles. Ziggler rolls to the floor when he sees Kane still on top. Kane goes out after Ziggler on the floor and he slams Ziggler’s head into the apron and rolls him back in. Ziggler with a kick and drop kick that knocks Kane off the apron. Ziggler chokes Kane on the floor and Kane backs Ziggler into the ring post. Ziggler misses an elbow drop and Kane punches Ziggler. Kane goes up top and misses the flying clothesline. Ziggler with the leaping leg lariat for a near fall. Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Kane catches Dolph. Kane with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Kane

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look at John Cena and his work at the Fiesta Bowl.

We see the back of Rey’s head as he puts on his mask in the locker room. He walks in the back and Maria, Jimmy Wang Yang, and Slam Master J wish him luck. Josh Mathews intercepts Rey in the hallway and he asks Rey about being an underdog and what he has to deal with tonight. Rey says that he says that he has had a dream of being a World Champion. Tonight, he walks into the cage with a dream of winning. He says that tonight will not be a nightmare, it will be a dream. He continues to walk.

Who wants some cage lowering music?

Match Number Six: Rey Mysterio versus Batista in a Number One Contender Steel Cage Match

Rey with kicks and punches to Batista but Batista sends Rey into the turnbuckles and then Rey tries to climb out of the cage but Batista pulls him back in. Rey misses a cross body and Batista decides to work over Rey instead of turning around and walking out of the cage. Batista runs Rey into the turnbuckles and then connects with shoulders. Rey tries for a cross body and Batista catches him but Rey escapes and then clips Batista and drop kicks Batista into the ropes and he falls into ‘the position’. Rey thinks about a 619 and then realizes the cage makes that a hard thing to do. Batista chuckles and then Rey kicks Batista in the knees and Batista falls into the ropes again. Rey uses Batista’s back to propel him to the top of the cage but Batista pulls him back in. Batista tries for a power bomb but Rey tries for a sunset flip but Batista picks up Rey and sends him into the cage. Batista chokes Rey and then presses Rey’s head against the cage. Batista presses Rey into the cage. Batista presses Rey again and Rey lands on the cage and he climbs to the top. Rey kicks Batista off the ropes and then Rey with a seated splash but he runs into a boot from Batista. Batista sets for the spear but Rey drops down and Batista goes into the cage. Rey punches Batista and then he is pushed off the ropes and hits a clothesline. Rey with a springboard leg drop. Rey goes up top and he is caught by Batista but Rey with an inside cradle for a near fall. Rey tries for a bulldog off a wheelbarrow and Batista slams Rey face first into the mat. Batista stands by the door while Rey tries to get up and Batista with a spear. Batista with a spinebuster and then he does push ups and poses. Batista decides not to escape the cage and he shakes the ropes and gives the thumbs down as Rey crawls to the door. Rey is pulled back in by Batista and Batista tries for the Batista Bomb but Rey grabs the cage and he kicks Batista and climbs over the cage and while Batista tries to go through the door, Rey kicks the cage door into Batista and Rey gets to the floor.
Winner: Rey Mysterio

We go to credits.

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