March 5, 2010 – Wichita, Kansas
Announcers: Todd Grisham & Matt Striker
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
IN THE RING
Edge + Unified Tag Team champion The Big Show: Edge said WrestleMania is 23 days away and he’s a little bit concerned. Edge said he’s concerned for his opponent, Chris Jericho! Edge said the last few weeks Chris has told him the exact same things over and over again in the ring. Edge said it seems the same thing keeps happening over and over, Chris keeps getting speared! Edge said the same thing is going to keep happening, week after week leading up to WrestleMania, and at WrestleMania, Chris is going to keep getting speared! The Big Show came out. Edge said Big Show is a depressing surprise. Edge asked Big Show why he was on SmackDown!, Edge said it was probably because he speared Miz last week, and this week Show is going to get speared. Big Show said Edge isn’t the only reason he’s there, Show said tonight him and The Miz find out who their defending the Unified tag team championships against at WrestleMania. Show said last week Edge got lucky when he defeated Miz. Show said tonight Edges luck is going to run out, because he’s standing in the ring with the largest athlete in the world, and Show is the most dominating superstar in the WWE. Edge asked if Show was going to eat him. Show said he eats pieces of crap like Edge for breakfast, and tonight he will knock Edge out! Edge asked Show if he just admitted to eating pieces of crap for breakfast! Edge said Show’s promises don’t mean anything, because at WrestleMania Edge will win the World heavyweight championship, and tonight Edge will spear him! Edge jumped at Show, startling him. Edge asked if he thought he was going to get a spear, and did this thing where he repeats spear over and over again. Show charged at Edge but Edge pulled the rope down, causing Show to topple out of the ring.
SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long + WWE Intercontinental champion Drew McIntyre: Teddy Long was reading a magazine when Drew walked in. Drew said there’s a lot of people who seem to think he lost his match to Kane last night. Drew asked Teddy if he could set the record straight. Teddy told the audience that by order of the chairman Vince McMahon, Drew’s loss has been wiped clean, therefore Drew is still undefeated! Teddy said Kane is still qualified for the MITB ladder match at WrestleMania, so tonight Drew will be entered into a different qualifying match, and his opponent is Matt Hardy. Drew thanked Teddy.
MONEY IN THE BANK QUALIFYING MATCH
Matt Hardy w/Justin Gabriel defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Drew McIntyre to qualify: Matt Hardy held his own, hitting some arm drags and nearly pinning Drew early on. Matt clotheslined Drew out of the ring and slammed his face into the ring apron, but Drew fought back by slamming Matt onto the barricade. Matt slid back into the ring, only to be stomped on by Drew. Back from commercial Drew had an arm bar variation locked in, Matt tried to get out, but was hit with a neckbreaker! Matt tried for an inverted DDT but Drew reversed it into a northern lights suplex for 2. Drew tried for a superplex but wound up getting pushed off and taking an elbow to the back of the head. Drew reversed a twist of fate into a shock treatment attempt but Matt hit a backdrop. Drew tried for a jackknife pin but Matt reversed it into a pin of his own, winning! Drew freaked out and swore to God he would be at WrestleMania.
Slam Master J & John Morrison + R-Truth & David Otunga: Slam Master J was watching John Morrison do gymnastics on the TV (via Morrison’s DVD “Rockstar”) and told Morrison his workouts were crazy. Morrison said he’s been in great shape, so J showed him his abs and said he’s been working out a lot too. Morrison was impressed. Truth came in with Otunga (I guess they made up after nearly killing each other on NXT) and introduced him to Morrison. Truth said Otunga was a hot head but Truth set him straight, Otunga seemed annoyed. Truth said last week they got caught slipping. Morrison said neither of them are going to WrestleMania so far but tonight is their last chance, so they need to get back on the same page. They made some jokes about what their team name should be, but settled on “The Unified Tag Team Champions”.
Shelton Benjamin defeated Dolph Ziggler: Dolph Ziggler went for the sleeper hold from hell early on but Shelton quickly got out, Shelton tried for a splash at the turnbuckle but Ziggler moved. They fought back and forth for a couple minutes before Ziggler tried for a second sleeper hold from hell. Shelton got out of it and Ziggler went for a Zigzag but Shelton reversed it into a catapult! Ziggler hit the turnbuckle and walked into the pay dirt for 3!
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Jimmy Wang Yang: Jimmy got some offense in but ultimately ended up getting squashed by Jackson. Jackson calls his urinage “The Book of Ezekiel” now.
Rey Mysterio & his daughter + Tiffany: Rey gave his daughter a toy and introduced Tiffany to her. Rey asked Tiffany to watch her and said bye to his daughter.
Rey Mysterio defeated Luke Gallows w/Straight Edge Society (C.M. Punk & Serena): Punk cut a promo before the match. Punk said Rey’s popularity stems from one thing, parents inability to be role models for their children. Punk said children love Rey, they buy his masks, watch him on TV, buy his merchandise. Punk went up to some kid and said he does this subconsciously to fill the void his mother and father have left him. Punk said Rey is not a superhero, he’s the farthest thing from it. Punk said if the rumors are true Rey is the average neglectful parent. Punk said last week fans cheered Rey in his act of cowardice because that is all they know. Punk said they are talking about a man, not a superhero, and this man refuses to face Punk man to man. Punk said what Rey chooses to do is take cheap shots, and Rey refused him his right to be 3 time money in the bank winner. Punk said last week Rey put his hands on Gallows unprovoked. Punk said he doesn’t forgive Rey and wants Gallows to make Rey pay for his actions tonight. Punk told Gallows to remember that he isn’t just fighting for himself, or Punk, he’s fighting for an entire society. Gallows quickly took control, following up every single one of Rey’s offensive moves with a big one of his own. Rey managed to pull the rope down causing Gallows to fall out of the ring, Punk started whispering into Gallows ear. Back from commercial Gallows was back in control. Gallows threw Rey onto the apron and then slammed him into the ring post! Rey tried for a cross body block but Gallows caught him and turned it into a fall away slam. Gallows locked in a bear hug but Rey was able to get out, Gallows charged him but Rey moved causing Gallows to run right into the ring post! Rey started to take over, hitting a west coast pop and a second springboard cross body block for 2! Gallows was able to take Rey down with a kick and clothesline moments later. Gallows tried to slam Rey but Rey turned it into an X-factor! Rey tried for a cross body off the top rope but Gallows nailed a clothesline. Rey locked in a guillotine but Gallows made it to the ropes quickly. Rey tried for the 619 but Serena got in the way, Punk tried sneaking into the ring but Rey saw him. Gallows tried for a powerbomb but Rey fell on him in a pinning position to win! After the match Punk came in and tried for the G2S but Rey slid out of it and kicked Punk.
Unified Tag Team champion The Big Show & WWE World Heavyweight champion Chris Jericho: Chris Jericho was in the locker room congratulating Big Show for winning the tag titles again and that Show has been a giant destroyer lately. Chris told Show he wanted him to knock Edge out tonight, and that Show owes it to him. Show said he doesn’t owe anything to Chris, Show said all Chris cares about is Chris and that Show is doing this for himself. Show showed Chris the belts and walked away, Chris had a huge grin.
#1 CONTENDERS TRIPLE THREAT TAG TEAM MATCH
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard) and The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith w/Natalya) : Shad and Morrison started off and did the mandatory point at the WrestleMania sign spot. Morrison went for a spring board kick but Shad caught him ant hit a urinage. Back from commercial JTG had a sleeper hold on Morrison. They continued to make frequent tags, working on Morrison. JTG accidentally tagged in Tyson, it was THD turn to work on Morrison. Morrison didn’t want to tag in Cryme Tyme but finally made the hot tag to Truth! Truth pinned Kidd but Smith broke it up. Shad and Smith began fighting so Morrison threw himself over the top rope with both of them. JTG attacked Truth but Truth knocked him off the apron and walked right into a springboard missile drop kick from Kidd. Truth won moments later with the lie-detector. Truth and Morrison will be facing ShowMiz at WrestleMania XXVI!
Vickie Guerrero & WWE Women’s champion Michelle McCool & Layla El + Beth Phoenix: Michelle and Layla were thanking Vickie for last week and complimented her and re-enacted what happened last week. Lay-Cool gave Vickie a simply flawless shirt like theirs except 14 sizes bigger. Beth showed up so Team Lay-Cool left. Beth asked for a women’s title shot, and said she was the most dominant diva on SmackDown! Vickie said Beth wasn’t the most dominant, she was, and she will never get a title shot unless Vickie says so. Beth said Vickie doesn’t want to cross her and Vickie said she wasn’t intimidated.
Edge defeated Unified Tag Team champion The Big Show: Big Show quickly took control with some head butts and a clothesline. Big Show tried to run Edge into the ring post but Edge reversed it and threw Show right into it! Big Show regained control moments later. Show went for a splash off the middle rope but Edge moved, started to regain control. Show regained control again and got ready for the chokeslam but Edge reversed it into a big DDT. Edge hit the spear moments later for the 3! After the match Chris Jericho tried to attack Edge but Edge ducked and hit the spear!