Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: November 23rd 2012 ( Taped: November 20th)
Commentators: Josh Matthews & John Bradshaw Layfield
This week, Smackdown is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Your announcers are John Layfield and Josh Mathews.
Since it is Smackdown, that means we start with a talking segment and it is another episode of MizTV.
Miz welcomes us and he says that this is must see because of him, because he gets the biggest stars, and he gets the answers. He has a lot of questions for his guest tonight. His guest is John Cena.
John makes his way to the ring and he takes the stairs instead of sliding into the ring. John says that he likes what Miz did to the ring.
Miz says that Cena usually does things in the ring, like headlining Wrestlemania with him. Now things are turning into a TMZ story. Tawdry tabloid stories with AJ Lee, Vickie Guerrero, and Dolph Ziggler. After Monday night, Cena said that he has had enough. Cena did something shocking, but it did not come without consequences.
We see footage of the Kiss and the KISS.
Miz asks Cena about the Kiss and Cena stands up and Miz changes his line of questioning. Miz asks Cena about his knee and we see more footage of the aftermath of the Kiss.
Cena asks Miz where he has been. John says that he had an MRI and he has some issues with lateral movement, but he can still compete in the ring. Cena wants to know if there are any tough questions.
Miz says that he does not think that John is telling the whole truth. He says that John is telling the truth about when AJ was the General Manager, but what about now? Are they more than Friends?
Cena says that he is sick of the talk and accusations. They wanted to give everyone something to talk about. He gave it to them. Cena says that he liked it and he says that AJ is a pretty darn good kisser.
We have a Really volley and Miz says that is absolutely fantastic. Cena and AJ apparently liked it. Has the stress of the scandal brought them together? Miz asks again if they are more than friends.
Before John can answer, AJ makes her way to the ring. She tells John that he doesn’t have to answer this.
Miz says that tough questions come with the territory.
AJ says that John was just proving a point to Vickie Guerrero, but . . .
Miz wants to know if John and AJ are in Looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove.
Before John can answer that question, Dolph Ziggler comes out.
Dolph tells John that it is obvious to everyone that he has feelings for AJ. Dolph says that AJ is trouble. She is a bad egg. If it wasn’t for her kissing him, it wouldn’t have been so easy to set John up. If AJ had not burst into the men’s locker room, John might not have hurt his knee.
Dolph asks John about his knee. He tells Miz if he was John Cena, he would have feelings for AJ. Dolph says that he hates her guts. This is why. We see footage of AJ storming into the locker room and going after Ziggler when the wrestlers parted like the Red Sea.
Dolph says that is giving the WWE Universe something to talk about.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she tells Cena that his little girlfriend needs to control her impulses. Dolph was right. She says that AJ is a pitiful, sad, and weak woman. Dolph knows how to kiss someone who is authoritative, confident, decisive, and passionate.
Cena calls Vickie a liar because Dolph kissed Vickie and we cannot prove that she is a woman.
Vickie says that she is a woman. She was not talking about her and Dolph because their relationship is professional.
Dolph says that if he kissed AJ, it would bring out the real woman in her. That would never happen. John and AJ have gotten into a situation they cannot get out of. They are two people who deserve each other. They are two weak losers.
John says that Dolph and Vickie deserve each other. One enjoys eating a lot of nuts while one is looking for theirs.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Ryback versus Darren Young (with Titus O’Neil)
Young with a jab to the face and then he connects with another. Ryback sends Young into the corner but Young escapes and he punches Ryback. Ryback with a biel across the ring but he runs into an elbow. Young with a kick and punch. Ryback with a boot to the midsection and then he sends Young face first into the mat.
Young goes to the floor and Titus blows his whistle to stop Ryback and allow Young to sneak attack him, but Ryback with a shoulder and he sends Young back into the ring. Ryback with a running clothesline into the corner followed by a body block. Ryback with a spinebuster and then it is time to wind up for the lariat and he connects. Ryback with the muscle buster for the three count.
After the match, Titus wants the music stopped. He makes his way into the ring and he tells Ryback that Darren is worth millions of dollars. Titus blows his whistle and Ryback with a boot to the midsection and then he hits the marching muscle buster on Titus.
We go to commercial.
Antonio Cesaro gets on the mic on his way to the ring. He says that judging by the obese bellies and greasy fingers, everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Another ridiculous American holiday that celebrates gorging yourself and laziness. Luckily, everyone has Antonio Cesaro as your United States Champion.
Match Number Two: R Truth versus Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro with a knee to the midsection followed by a dead lift side salto. Cesaro with a slam and then he leaps onto Truth’s chest. Cesaro with a waist lock. Truth with punches but Cesaro fights back. They go back and forth. Truth with a flying forearm and then he does a split followed by a leg lariat.
Truth sets for the suplex into a stunner but Cesaro escapes and connects with a head butt. Cesaro sets for the Gotch Style Neutralizer but Truth with a back body drop and then he hits Little Jimmy for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
Sheamus is walking in the back and Booker T stops him. Booker wants to know where Sheamus is going. He says that he is going to the locker room. Booker tells Sheamus that he is not going into the locker room because of the chair shots at Survivor Series. Then he brings up the brawl in the parking lot. Booker tells Sheamus he is not wrestling tonight. Because Show intentionally got himself disqualified, he will get a rematch at TLC in a ladder match.
Booker tells Sheamus to go to his private luxury box with a few friends and celebrate.
Sheamus asks Booker if Show is wrestling and Booker tells Sheamus that he is wrestling Daniel Bryan and Kane in a handicap match.
Sin Cara is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Sin Cara versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez)
Del Rio with a kick to the leg followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Del Rio goes for a splash but Cara moves and Del Rio goes through the ropes. Cara with a suicide dive onto Del Rio and Ricardo. Cara with a kick to Del Rio’s back. Cara gets a near fall. Cara misses a running kick to the head but Del Rio does not miss with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall.
Cara bounces off the ropes and hits an arm drag. Del Rio sends Cara shoulder first into the post. We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a rear chin lock. Cara with a rollup for a near fall but Del Rio with a kick and he sends Cara into the turnbuckles. Del Rio with kicks to the back followed by a step up enzuigiri to the back for a near fall. Cara with a rana for a near fall. Del Rio with a running boot to the head. Del Rio with a suplex and a near fall.
Del Rio misses a splash into the corner and both men are down. Del Rio with a take down and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with head butts but Cara with a spinning arm drag to Del Rio. Cara is sent to the apron and he hits an enzuigiri. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Cara hits a springboard back elbow and then he goes up top. Del Rio with an arm drag from the turnbuckles and then he floats over into the cross arm breaker and Cara taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Kane and Daniel Bryan are in the locker room and Bryan tells Kane to get out of his way. Bryan reminds Kane that he beat the Big Show for the World Title in 45 seconds. Kane asks Bryan if he thinks that will happen again. Bryan says yes and Kane says no. Kane reminds Bryan that him and Big Show were once tag team champions and he was a whiny baby. Kane says that Bryan and Show have a lot in common and they can call themselves Team No Show.
Bryan asks Kane if this is because Daniel did not invite Kane over for Thanksgiving. Kane says maybe. Bryan says that Kane wouldn’t have liked it. They had vegan turkey. Bryan tells Kane if they win, he can come to his house for Christmas. Kane asks if he can beat up Santa Claus. Bryan says that they have a deal.
Match Number Four: Big Show versus Daniel Bryan and Kane
Bryan wants to start off and Kane allows him. Bryan avoids Show and kicks him in the leg. Bryan with more kicks to the leg but Show with a forearm to the back and a chop to the chest. We see Sheamus and William Regal in the Booker Skybox.
Bryan with punches to Show but Show with a back heel kick. Show sends Bryan shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Show with a head butt to the arm. Show picks Bryan up by the beard and he picks Bryan off the mat.
Show continues to work on the arm. Bryan with kicks to the leg but Show stops Bryan with a head butt. Show picks Bryan up and he wraps the arm in the ropes and he connects with an elbow to the arm. Show with an arm wringer to Bryan. Show with a knee drop to the arm. Show with a slam and then he goes to the turnbuckles. Show misses an elbow drop when Bryan moves out of the way.
Bryan does not want to make the tag and he kicks Show instead. Kane cannot believe that Bryan refuses to tag. Bryan with a round kick to the head and Bryan gets a near fall. Show grabs Bryan for a choke slam but Bryan counters with a guillotine choke. Show sends Bryan into the corner. Show charges into boots from Bryan. Show catches Bryan off the turnbuckles but Bryan with a sleeper.
Show falls back to get out of the hold. Kane wants Bryan to tag him in and Bryan makes the tag. Kane with two clotheslines in the corner followed by a drop kick to the knees and the head for a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline and he takes Show down. Kane grabs Show for a choke slam but Show with punches to the midsection. Kane with a DDT and he sets for the choke slam.
Bryan makes the blind tag and he tries for the No Lock while Kane leaves the ring. Show with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, Kane checks on Daniel Bryan while Show looks at Sheamus in the BookerBox. Show goes for the punch but Kane avoids it. Kane grabs Show for a choke slam but Show grabs Kane. Bryan with a kick to the back of Show’s leg and Kane kicks Show and Show goes to the floor.
Show gets a mic on the stage and he tells Sheamus to pay attention to him. He congratulates Sheamus. At TLC it will be a Chairs Match. Show wonders if Sheamus ever thought that the Giant would have the chair in his hand this time.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring to join John and Josh at the announce table.
Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston versus Damien Sandow for the Intercontinental Title
They lock up and Sandow with a knee and forearm to the back. Sandow with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Sandow with a forearm to the back. Kofi lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Kofi with kicks and he clotheslines Sandow over the top rope to the floor. Sandow returns to the ring and Kofi goes to the apron. Sandow sends Kofi into the ring post and then they both go to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sandow with an arm bar and chin lock on Kofi. Kofi with punches to get out of the hold. Sandow with a punch and Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Sandow with a knee to the midsection and then he connects with a series of knees. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and then he sets for the Elbow of Disdain and he connects and gets a near fall.
Kofi with forearms but Sandow with forearms of his own. Sandow chokes Kofi in the ropes and then he hits a splash into the back and he gets a near fall. Sandow with a reverse chin lock. Sandow and Kofi exchange punches and then Sandow with an elbow to the head while Kofi was hanging over the apron. Kofi kicks Sandow as they action moves by the announce table on the floor.
Sandow sends Kofi into the apron and they return to the ring. Sandow with kicks to Kofi and Kofi goes to the apron. Sandow tries to send Kofi into the ring post but Kofi blocks it and he punches Sandow. Kofi goes up top for a cross body and he hits it and gets a near fall. Sandow rolls to the floor and he kicks Kofi, sending his throat into the ropes. Sandow gets a near fall.
Kofi hits SOS for a near fall. Kofi with Steamboat chops followed by a drop kick and a Superman punch. Kofi with the Boom Drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and he connects and Kofi gets the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Wade Barrett congratulates Kofi on his win, but he says that Kofi’s best will not be enough against him. The next time Kofi defends the title, it will be his last time because Kofi will fall victim to the Barrett Barrage.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw Rebound.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Dolph Ziggler versus Randy Orton
Orton with a knee to the midsection and a forearm tot eh back of the head. Orton sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and he punches Ziggler until the referee warns him. Ziggler hides in the ropes but Orton does not care. Ziggler goes for the leg but Orton with elbows and a boot to the leg by Orton.
Orton with a kick and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler does the same and he punches Orton. Ziggler with a kick and punches in the corner. Orton with a head but and standing drop kick to Ziggler for a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the apron but Orton suplexes Ziggler back into the ring with a slingshot suplex for a near fall.
Ziggler with a back heel kick and a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Orton with punches to Ziggler and then he sends Ziggler through the ropes to the floor. Orton follows after Ziggler while Dolph tries to get into the seating area and Orton clotheslines him over the ringside barrier as we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches but Orton with a head butt and a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Orton with a boot to the midsection. Orton slingshots Ziggler’s throat into the bottom rope and Ziggler falls to the floor.
Orton goes after Ziggler on the floor and Ziggler sends Orton into the announce table and Layfield’s hat goes flying. Ziggler with a drop kick to Orton and Ziggler holds his knee and he rolls into the ring. Orton returns to the ring and it looks like Ziggler was playing possum and mocking Cena. Ziggler with punches followed by an elbow drop.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Orton with punches to the midsection followed by shots to the head. Ziggler with an Irish whip and Orton with a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick followed by a flying clothesline and both men are down. Ziggler gets a near fall.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and he adds a body scissors. Orton with punches and a back breaker. Orton gets a near fall on Ziggler. Ziggler with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Ziggler goes up top but Orton with punches to Ziggler to stop him. Orton sets for a superplex and he hits it and gets a near fall. Orton with two clotheslines. Ziggler tries for a clothesline but misses and Orton hits a power slam. Orton sends Ziggler to the apron and hits the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he sets for the RKO. Ziggler with a rollup and a handful of tights for the three count.
After the match, Ricardo Rodriguez goes after Orton and Orton with an RKO. Alberto stays on the apron.
Meanwhile, on the stage, John Cena attacks Ziggler from behind and applies the STF. Officials try to separate Cena and Ziggler as we go to credits.