WWE Smackdown! – September 30th, 2011 from St. Louis, MO
[Reviewed by: Sean Sweeny]
IN RING SEGMENT
Smackdown started off with Booker T’s music hitting and out came the former world champion. Booker made his way down to the ring and then welcomed everyone to Friday Night Smackdown, and then introduces the world’s strongest man, and World heavyweight champion, Mark Henry. Booker wanted to make it known he was one of the first to congratulate Henry on winning the championship. He knows how hard it is to climb up the ladder, so once again congratulations on the win. Henry then asks if he is suppose to think Booker T is better than him since he is a six time champion. How can Booker come out and kiss his ass and talk down to him all in the same sentence. Henry said you better thank god I am not out here for Booker, I am out here for Orton. He then said he has a message for Orton. Night of Champions was about the World Heavyweight Championship, but at Hell in a Cell, he is going to be the one to induct Orton into the hall of pain, because at home he has a wall of heads that includes Kane, Big Show, and Jerry Lawler, but he has a special place for Orton’s right above his mantle, because on Sunday beating Randy won’t be enough he is going to end his career. Booker T then interrupts asking why? Why not focus on the World Heavyweight Championship. Henry said Booker needs to lower his tone, he played the good role for fifteen years, and where did it get him? Nowhere it’s all about domination and he is going to be the most dominate World Heavyweight Championship. Booker then asked what would happen if Orton hits Henry with the RKO, and Henry then yelled he ain’t going to, if he was going to he would have already because he has the Championship. Orton can’t beat him and he knows it, Booker knows it, and all of these fans know it, and Orton will not beat him on Sunday, just like the Great Khali won’t beat him tonight. He then told Booker to bring the Great Khali out so he can kick his ass. Booker then thanks Henry and tried to shake his hand to no avail and leaves the ring as Khali’s music hit.
Mark Henry defeated The Great Khali: Henry won with the World’s Strongest Slam.
The Great Khali is being rushed by EMTs to the ambulance after his match with Mark Henry. Jinder Mahal used this time to berate Khali until Teddy Long got him to leave.
Jack Swagger defeated Evan Bourne: Swagger won with the Ankle Lock.
Sin Cara defeated Heath Slater: Sin Cara won with the Swanton Bomb.
John Laurinatis was sitting with Christian, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Vicki Guerrero, and Cody Rhodes. He was telling them that he understands where they all are, and how they feel. David wanted to thank John for letting him exercise his legal exercises, and they all agree that they will enact their plan on Monday, and get what needs to get done.
DIVAS SINGLES MATCH
Kelly Kelly defeated Natalya: Kelly won with a roll up pin.
IN RING SEGMENT
Cody Rhodes came out to the ring before his title match with Sheamus and said that he is taking this time to announce that he is being discriminated against by the WWE. Last Friday night Randy Orton took the ring bell and smashed it into the side of his skull, and he has nine staples in the side of his end and Orton wasn’t punished but yet found it fit for Rhodes to defend his championship in a ten man battle royal, and now tonight he has to put the gold on the line against one of the very same men he beat in the battle royal. Sheamus is an Irish, beer guzzling, bar fighting, thickheaded animal, and he is announcing that he is defending his title tonight under protest. Sheamus came out with a microphone and said that he is going to defeat him for his championship.
INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Cody Rhodes retains Intercontinental Championship against Sheamus: Christian interfered causing Rhodes to be disqualified but retains the championship.
Zack Ryder defeated JTG: Ryder won with the Rough Ryder.
Triple H walked in and surprised Laurinatis, who said I thought you weren’t coming tonight? Hunter then replied yeah it’s a pain being out of the loop kind of like someone holding secret meetings with disgruntled employees. Laurinatis then said that he is only acting as a buffer someone they can confide in and he is loyal and as trustworthy as they come. Hunter then said loyalty is good because if someone can’t be trusted then he might as well wish them their best in their future endeavors. Hunter then walked away as Laurinatis texts someone on his phone.
Matt Striker is with Randy Orton. Orton said that Henry has proclaimed that he will end Orton’s career on Sunday. Orton continued to question if Henry even knows who he is talking about as Randy has done some of the most horrific things in the history of the WWE. He left Cody Rhodes last week with nine staples in his head and he feels nothing about it. He has been in the Hell in a Cell three times and Mark has never once entered it. Orton says that it will end Sunday, not his career but Mark Henry’s World Heavyweight title reign.
SINGLES MATCH – MAIN EVENT
Randy Orton and Christian end in a double count out.