WWE SmackDown! 2009 03 27

March 27, 2009 – Corpus Christi, Texas
Announcers: Jim Ross & Tazz

DARK MATCH: Jimmy Wang Yang defeated Eric Escobar..

8-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH (MONEY IN THE BANK PREVIEW)
Christian & Fit Finlay & Kane & Shelton Benjamin defeated C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston & Montel Vontavious Porter & Mark Henry: There was some post match excitement involving a big ladder! It all ended with everyone being taken out and Fit Finlay & Hornswoggle standing up on the ladder..

SQUASH MATCH
The Big Show defeated Festus:

MOVIE TRAILER: 12 Rounds, starring John Cena..

VIDEO PACKAGE: Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy hyping their “Extreme Rules” match at WrestleMania 25..

BACKSTAGE PROMO: Matt Hardy was shown sitting with a Jack Russell Terrior dog, which was wearing the collar that belonged to Jeff’s Jack Russell Terrior dog (who died in the fire). Matt cut a promo on Jeff and said he would take it to the Extreme at WrestleMania. Matt said Jeff has a fire inside, and he is going to extinguish it! Matt snuggled with the doggy to get under the skin of his brother..

SINGLES MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated Chavo Guerrero: After the match, WWE Intercontinental champion John Bradshaw Layfield attacked Rey Mysterio – whom he will defend the championship against at WrestleMania 25..

IN THE RING
John Cena + The Big Show: John Cena talked about the importance of WrestleMania. Cena said it’s the place where issues are resolved, some personal and some professional – or in his case… BOTH! Cena said Edge & Vickie are holding the World Heavyweight title hostage and he is going to take it back! The Big Show interrupted and defended his love for Vickie Guerrero. Big Show challenged John Cena to a match on RAW and Cena accepted. Big Show said that Cena just made the biggest mistake of his life.

SINGLES MATCH
Matt Hardy defeated R-Truth:

VIDEO PACKAGE: Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker hyping their big match at WrestleMania 25..

SIX PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH
The Colon Brothers & Brie Bella defeated John Morrison & Mike Mizanin & Nikki Bella:

PROMO: Jeff Hardy talking about his match with big brother Matt at WrestleMania 25..

DIVAS TITLE MATCH
Divas champion Maryse Ouellet vs. Michelle McCool ended in a No Contest: The match ended when Gail Kim hit the ring and attacked both blondes! Not the most impactful debut for one of the best female wrestlers in the world.

MOVIE TRAILER: 12 Rounds, starring John Cena (again)..

IN THE RING
Shawn Michaels + The Undertaker: Shawn Michaels came out wearing an Undertaker costume, except that it was pure white. The ring was surrounded by smoke as Michaels took off his had and grinned into the TV camera. Michaels started reciting religeous verses from Genesis, chapter 1. Shawn said he and the Undertaker both represent the darkness and the light. Shawn said they have taken different paths in the WWE, but share some similarities. Shawn said the Undertaker walks in the shadows, while he (Shawn) thrives in the spotlight. Shawn said the Undertakes strikes fear into his opponents but he (Shawn) stands there unafraid. Shawn said he has eternal life, unlike Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak. Shawn Michaels started dancing/stripping, but suddenly the Undertaker popped up through the mat and went after Michaels! Shawn slipped out of the ring and retreated backstage as Undertaker snarled at him from the ring.