WWE Smackdown! – October 7th, 2011 from Biloxi, Miss.
[Reviewed by: Sean Sweeny]
The show opens in Teddy Long’s office with Teddy on the phone with Hunter. Once Teddy got off the phone he turns around to bump into Zack Ryder, Teddy then tells Ryder that Hunter is afraid of another walkout so Triple H is letting Long run Smackdown, he then excuses himself from Ryder and walks off.
IN RING SEGMENT
Vicki Guerrero is in the ring with Christian, Wade Barrett, Jack Swagger, David Otunga, Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler. Vickie does her excuse me bit and then welcomes everyone to the one-year anniversary on Sci-Fi. Christian takes the microphone and talks about how his actions are what inspired the walk out on RAW and the uprising against Triple H. Ziggler then takes the microphone and said that the walkout was due to all of them banding together and fighting against Triple H by walking out of Monday night RAW, he then went on to say the reason why they are on Smackdown will be explained by their legal consultant, David Otunga. Otunga now tells everyone that they walked out because of unsafe conditions and even if he did give Teddy Long power of Smackdown, everyone will walkout of Smackdown, live events, and even pay-per-views if it comes to that. Cody Rhodes tells everyone to shut up while they were trying to talk, and he then went on to say that there aren’t even enough paper bags for Hunter. He usually works alone but this needed a united front and with it comes hope, and it all is because of one man. Rhodes then passes the microphone to Jack Swagger who tells everyone to show some respect for Alberto Del Rio, which lead to Del Rio’s music hitting and the WWE Champion made his way to the ring. Del Rio said that in case people didn’t know this that when the WWE Champion is talking everyone has to be quiet, and how he survived Hell in a Cell and is now the WWE Champion, and he inspired every person to walkout of RAW, and he will never step back into RAW until Triple H steps down, and he is here to compete to show the world what they will be missing on Monday night’s and then Teddy Long came out and said that if they all kept talking the next people that would walkout would be the fans. He then told Christian and Rhodes they should be in the back getting ready for the main event tag team match against Sheamus and Randy Orton. Also that Del Rio would be in action next against his hand-selected opponent, Sin Cara.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara: Del Rio won with the arm breaker submission.
IN RING SEGMENT
As Sin Cara (blue) recovered in the ring, Sin Cara’s (black) theme music hit and came down to the ring. Sin Cara (black) then assaulted the other Sin Cara (blue) leaving him down and in pain in the middle of the ring.
Matt Striker is with the tag team champions Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne, Air Boom, and Matt went straight to the point, why they walked out on RAW, the two said that it had nothing to do with the Miz or R-Truth, it had to do with the chaos and until Triple H steps down they will not be on RAW, but everyone can see Air Boom every Friday night on Smackdown! The two then walk off as the camera cut to commercial.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger defeated Air Boom (Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne): Swagger won with the Gutwrench Powerbomb.
Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox: Phoenix won with the Glam Slam.
IN RING SEGMENT
Big Show made his return to the WWE as his music blasted and he made his way out to the ring and grabbed a microphone. He started off about how great it is to be back and how brutal it has been dealing with a broken an ankle for the last four months. He then wanted everyone to watch what had been watching over and over again, Mark Henry breaking his ankle at Money in the Bank. Show said that he was humbled by Mark Henry, Mark Henry tore his heart right out of his chest, everyday things became a problem for him such as putting on his pants or shoes, going up stairs or playing with his dogs, all things he took for granted. Show said he could deal with the physical pain, however it was the emotional pain that kept him up at night but it is the fuel for the fire in his stomach to get better, and stronger. Mark Henry all the pain you dealt will be repaid ten times over. Henry has been on roll the last four months, but the roll is a down hill roll and Show will be standing at the bottom of that hill waiting for him. Show says he is going to take from him what validates his entire career; he is going to take the World Heavyweight Championship from him. Big Show will settle for nothing less than facing him one on one, and then calls Mark Henry out to accept his request for a one on one match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Mark Henry then came out to the ramp with a microphone in hand and said there has been a lot of changes in the four months Show has been gone. To make it real simple, he took out Kane, ended Kozlov’s career and put Lawler through the announcer’s table. The most important thing though is he beat Randy Orton to become the new World Heavyweight Championship. Henry went on to say you want a shot at the belt, but what has he done lately who has beaten? He has been on a four-month vacation, that Henry afforded him. Henry then said he will let him know if and when he gets a shot on Mark Henry’s time and then Mark Henry went to leave and Big Show stops him saying if he doesn’t get the answer he wants by the end of tonight he is going to put Mark Henry through the announcer’s table and then put a chair around his ankle and then break his ankle.
Matt Striker is with Orton and comments on Randy losing at Hell in the Cell and if he wants another rematch. Orton says that he doesn’t want to be like Christian and demand another shot. If he has to he will take out everyone else on the Smackdown roster to earn another shot at the belt. Then Striker asks about Orton’s absence on RAW. Orton says that he knows Hunter and if he has a problem with him he will deal with him face to face, and as it is with his past with going with the group mentality it doesn’t end well as he doesn’t play well with others.
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Jinder Mahal: Jackson won with the Torture Rack.
Teddy Long is in his office and John Laurinaitis comes in saying that what happened on Monday night has never been done before and so the WWE is on uncharted waters. Long asked what that had to do with him, Laurinaitis said that they were both company men and he wanted to show his support for him because he can’t lose the support of the superstars as Triple H had. Teddy then thanks him and John Laurinaitis leaves.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated Christian & Cody Rhodes: Orton won with the RKO on Rhodes.
IN RING SEGMENT
Mark Henry’s music hit and Mark made his way down to the ring. Henry said that everyone knows who he is, he is the World’s Strongest Man and the World Heavyweight Champion, and as far as the Big Show goes for a World Heavyweight title shot he says NO! Big Show’s music immediately hit and Big Show ran down to the ring and the two begin to go at it as security tries to hold Big Show back. Big Show broke free and leveled Henry with a spear and is then held back again. Show then starts laying out the guards with lefts, rights and chokeslams. While this was going on Mark Henry is walking away from the ring looking on. Big Show then turns to him and said give me my answer, and Henry once again yelled NO and then started to walk up the ramp. Big Show then charges up the ramp and attacked Henry, which brought the action back to ringside. Henry got the upper hand and cleared off the announcers table as he went to put Big Show through it, Show countered and then Chokeslammed Mark Henry through the announcer’s table, while yelling I told him. Show then grabbed a steel chair and put Henry’s leg in it. Show then dragged the steel steps over to Henry and then climbed to the top of them. As he was about to jump off Teddy Long comes out telling Show he has his match as long as he doesn’t do that. Show thought about it for a moment and then got off the steps he started to walk away and then turned back and grabbed the steel chair from around Henry’s leg and swung it at Henry’s back. Show then stood over Henry’s body talking to him, and then walked off to his music.