WWE Friday Night SmackDown! starts off with “MizTV”. Miz says there are some shocking things going on in WWE right now. First off, the AJ/Cena fiasco. Second, Brad Maddox costing Ryback the WWE title at HIAC. This brings him to an incident that wasn’t so shocking, and also his guest tonight. Which move is more devastating, the WMD or the Brogue Kick?
In case you missed it, Sheamus got knocked out by The Big Show at HIAC and lost the title, so now Miz would like to introduce the former World Champion and his guest tonight, Sheamus. I have to admit seeing Sheamus hit Show with White Noise on RAW was pretty impressive. Miz says it’s been seven months since Sheamus was on SD! without the World title. His match at HIAC was incredible, but Sheamus must be embarrassed by getting knocked out cold by Show. He must feel like such a loser. Sheamus could ask Miz the same question. How did his IC title rematch go on Sunday? He sees Miz, but no championship. Sheamus is calling Miz a loser? Really? The difference between them is Miz has beaten Kofi Kingston and will do it again.
Sheamus, on the other hand, has never beaten Show and never will. Sheamus says he’d be lying if he wasn’t humbled by losing his title. Miz cuts him off and says he feels responsible for his loss. When Miz won for Team Johnny at Wrestlemania, John Laurinaitis fired Show, only to hire him back, which eventually led to him beating Sheamus for the title, so Sheamus can thank Miz for his loss. Sheamus asks if that means Miz should be the one who should get kicked in the face right now. Miz sees doubt in Sheamus’ eyes, and unlike him, Miz has never been humbled. When he gets his hands on Kingston, he’ll regain the IC title, because he’s the Miz…
Later tonight, Randy Orton faces Wade Barrett in their rubber match. Sin Cara faces Darren Young next.
In the back, Booker T congratulates Show on winning the title. As far as Sheamus facing Show tonight, as GM, Book has to give the people what they want. So, as you would expect, he makes a match between the former ShowMiz vs. Kingston/Sheamus.
MATCH 1: Sin Cara (w/Rey Mysterio) vs. Darren Young (w/Titus O’Neil)
Young hits some punches, and Cara answers with a hurricanrana. He hits a headscissors before Young nails a clothesline. Neckbreaker gets 1 for Young. Cara fights out of a side headlock, and a roll-up gets 2. Young quickly goes back on offense with stomps and goes back to a chinlock. Cara rolls out of a back suplex and hits a middle rope dropkick. Handspring back elbow gets 2. Cara blocks another back suplex with a victory roll for 2. Cara bounces off the ropes, and runs right into Forever Young for the 3.
WINNER: Darren Young. Titus blows a whistle into the microphone after the match, before saying that just when these bumpkins thought Halloween was over, D. Young busted open that piñata in the ring. This is the case of a little dog getting in the ring with a big dog. With Titus being the good Samaritan that he is, he’s going to give a little dog another opportunity to get in the ring with a big dog, calling out Rey Mysterio for an impromptu match.
MATCH 2: Rey Mysterio (w/Sin Cara) vs. Titus O’Neil (w/Darren Young)
Rey dropkicks Titus in the knee, and Titus comes back with a low clothesline. Bodyslam gets 2. Rey escapes a second attempt, but Titus drops him with a boot. Rey dodges a second kick and chopblocks him. 619 is set up, but Titus catches Rey and rams him into the corner. He misses a shoulder tackle in the corner, and Rey rolls him up with a schoolboy for 3.
WINNER: Rey Mysterio.
We see Booker T and Teddy Long in Book’s office. Long expects mutiny on RAW under the leadership of Vickie Guerrero. Natalya walks in and asks to step in and be Book’s assistant while Eve is overseas. David Otunga interrupts and basically says the same thing. Book says he needs David tonight as a competitor, to take on a returning competitor, that being The Great Khali. David spits his coffee all over Nattie in response to this. He apologizes before calling the coffee spit an improvement. He takes another sip, and Nattie slaps it right out of his mouth, onto Teddy.
Orton/Barrett is next.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez are heading out to do color commentary for the next match.
MATCH 3: Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton
Barrett has his jacket back, which makes me happy. ADR tries to attack Orton before the match, but Orton stops him. Ricardo Rodriguez causes a distraction, which allows ADR to beat Orton down outside. ADR slams Orton face-first into the ring post before the referees throw ADR and Ricardo out of the area. Commercials.
After the break, the match has already been started. Orton knocks Barrett to the floor, where he drops him back-first across the barricade. Back in the ring, Barrett nails Orton with a big boot and some mounted punches. Kneedrop gets 2. Barrett traps Orton in the ropes and hits some knee lifts before nailing the running boot, sending Orton back outside. Barrett heads out and slams Orton into the steps. Back in the ring, Barrett gets 2. Orton fights out of a rear chinlock with a back suplex. Barrett comes back with a quick mule kick and a running boot to the head. Barrett picks him up and nails some kidney shots and a short-arm clothesline for 2. The two trade blows and Orton starts to dominate until Barrett nails a kitchen sink for 2. Barrett mounts the middle rope, hitting an elbow drop for another 2. Barrett locks in a version of the camel clutch, which Orton tries to fight out of, but gets nailed with a bodyslam. Barrett goes for the middle rope elbow again, but Orton cuts him off. Orton goes up and hits the Ace Superplex. Orton hits the Four Moves of Boredom. ADR comes down after the DDT gets nailed, and Ricardo jumps on the apron. Orton knocks Ricardo down, and Barrett uses the distraction to roll Orton up with a schoolboy. He stacks Orton up, and gets the 3.
WINNER: Wade Barrett. Orton immediately heads toward the back, after ADR, who had just left the area.
Matt Striker stops ADR and Ricardo in the back, asking if it’s wise to persist in his attack against Orton. He calls Orton a little girl right before Orton nails him from behind. They brawl in the back, and Orton eventually grabs the coffee maker and throws the contents in Ricardo’s face before dumping spaghetti sauce all over him. ADR nails Orton with a kick, but Orton backdrops him through a table. They take turns trying to throw each other through a cake table, so Orton just throws him over another table. ADR flees, and Striker tries to get some comments from Orton. Orton slams his face into one of the cakes.
MATCH 4: The Great Khali vs. David Otunga
Otunga hits some kicks and a dropkick to the knee. Khali responds with a chop to the chest from his knees. Khali hits some back elbows in the corner, and a chop to the chest. Natalya is watching from the back. Otunga dodges a charge and manages to break the Punjabi Plunge, but gets nailed with the Brain Chop for the 3.
WINNER: The Great Khali.
Natalya stops Khali in the back and thanks him before commenting on his huge hands.
MATCH 5: Justin Gabriel vs. R-Truth
Truth with a shoulder off the ropes. Gabriel blocks a corner whip and mocks Truth’s dancing, resulting in Truth nailing him with the Lie Detector. Truth goes up top, but Gabriel moves out of the way and hits a dropkick. Kick to the back gets 1 for Gabriel. He locks in a modified abdominal stretch, and turns it into a pin for 2. Gabriel drops Truth with a jumping roundhouse, and a standing version gets 2. Gabriel hits a cross-body in the corner and goes outside for a springboard. Truth moves out of the way and quickly hits Lil’ Jimmy for the 3.
WINNER: R-Truth. The two shake hands after the match.
Miz and Show are in the locker room, and Miz makes a comment about them having no problem winning as teammates. Show says he’s not a teammate; he’s Miz’s superior, and if Miz doesn’t do what Show says, Show will knock him out tonight, too.
Next week, Orton and ADR will face off in a Falls-Count-Anywhere Match on a live episode of SD!
MATCH 6: Sheams and Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz and World Champion The Big Show
Miz and Kofi start the match, but Show immediately tags himself in. Kofi tags in Sheamus, so Show tags himself back out. Miz fires off some punches on Sheamus, and Sheamus hits some of his own. He blocks a hip toss and nails a clothesline on Miz. Kofi tags in and hits some kicks. Crisscross ends in a back elbow by Kofi before knocking Miz to the floor, where Kofi nails a suicide dive. Commercials.
WINNERS: The Big Show and The Miz. Miz celebrates after the match as Sheamus is seething, so Sheamus drops him with a big Brogue Kick.
End of show.
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