WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: December 18, 2012
Commentators: Josh Matthews & John Bradshaw Layfield
– Tonight’s WWE Super SmackDown opens up with a look at Big E Langston debuting on RAW and attacking John Cena plus Big Show and Sheamus.
– We’re live from Pittsburgh as Josh Mathews welcomes us. We go right to the ring to The Miz for another episode of MizTV. Miz brings out his guests – Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee. They come out together and Big E Langston is with them. They stop and kiss before heading down to the ring.
Miz asks AJ why and she asks why did John Cena play with her heart. AJ thought their kiss was the start of something beautiful but she was wrong. She says Cena was just playing with her heart and emotions. The crowd chants “AJ’s crazy” and she gets upset. AJ says Cena wanted to keep her hidden like his dirty little secret. AJ says Cena was supposed to be different from CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. AJ says Cena broke her heart so she helped Ziggler break Cena. Miz asks Ziggler if he’s aboard the crazy train and Langston steps in between them. AJ introduces Big E Langston. She says he’s a friend of hers and hates when people use the crazy word to describe her. AJ tells her to skip around the ring while he thinks of an apology. Ziggler speaks now and calls Miz clueless.
Ziggler says AJ is passionate, not crazy. He learned that when she gave him the hottest kiss in RAW history and then brought Big E Langston in. Ziggler says he stole the show and Cena’s girlfriend. Miz says they deserve each other. Miz knocks Ziggler and Ziggler just backs away. Langston levels Miz with a huge short arm clothesline. Langston scoops Miz and hits his finisher, the same one he used on Cena. AJ skips around Ziggler and Langston as they stand over Miz. We see JBL is on commentary with Michael Cole and Mathews.
– Booker T is backstage when Teddy Long walks up. Long has someone he wants Booker to give a shot to and it’s Brad Maddox. Booker says he doesn’t trust Maddox and Teddy asks him if he’s afraid of a little controversy. Teddy says the kid is hungry and is trying to earn a contract. Booker tells Teddy to inform Maddox he will learn of his opponent right before the match.
Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara
Damien Sandow is out next and he has Cody Rhodes with him. Out next comes Sin Cara. Rey Mysterio’s music hits to come out next but he never shows up. The bell rings and they lock up. They break and go at it again. Cara with kicks. Cara misses the back elbow and Sandow goes to the floor becoming back in. More back and forth. Cara with a big arm drag and a springboard dropkick.
Cara takes out Sandow but gets pulled to the floor by Rhodes. Sandow brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Sandow works Cara over and suplexes him for a 2 count. Sandow goes on but misses the Elbow of Disdain. Cara rolls him up for 2. Sandow with a clothesline and more shots to the head. Sandow works Cara over on the apron now. Sandow with another 2 count. Cara fights up and out. Sandow charges in the corner but Cara moves. Cara with kicks and punches. Cara with a big springboard back elbow. Cara with a hurricanrana and more kicks. Cara with a high crossbody for another 2 count. Cara dropkicks Sandow and he goes to the floor. Cara leaps out and dives onto Sandow and Cody on the floor. We see Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins coming through the crowd. They slide Rey Mysterio’s mask into Cara. Sandow takes advantage and hits the neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
– After the match, The Shield enter the ring and beat Cara down. They hold Cara down while Rollins goes to the top and comes down with a knee drop on Cara’s injured knee. The Shield leave as officials check on Cara.
Santino Marella vs. Tensai
We go to the ring and out first comes Santino Marella. Out next is Tensai and he’s ready to fight after being made fun of at The Slammys. The fans start chanting “Albert.” Tensai drops Santino first and starts working him over. Santino gets dropped on his face and Tensai drops an elbow. Tensai talks some trash and smacks Santino before taking him to the corner for more.
Tensai goes on and gets a 2 count. Tensai drops Santino with a headbutt and drops another elbow. He does the same sequence for another 2 count. Santino finally fights back and scoop slams Tensai. Santino with a headbutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Tensai blocks it and applies a sleeper hold. Santino tries for the Cobra again and breaks the hold. Santino hits the Cobra but it does nothing. Tensai drops him. Tensai goes for a splash but Santino moves and rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Santino Marella
– The announcers discuss The Shield before showing footage of Superstar of the Year at RAW, including Ric Flair’s return and CM Punk appearing. We see The Shield attacking Flair and then Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan making the save.
– Team Hell No are backstage with Kofi Kingston. Kane says Kofi needs eyes in the back of his head for their match tonight. Kofi tells them he needs to get his hands on Wade Barrett. Bryan is still upset about not winning the Slammy for “LOL Moment” last night.
Wade Barrett, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
We go to the ring and out first comes Wade Barrett. His partners Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are out next. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston followed by Tag Team Champions Team Hell No.
Titus and Kofi start things off. Kofi goes right to the floor and attacks Barrett. They come back in the ring and Young tags in. Kofi unloads and tags in Bryan for some double teaming. Bryan with kicks in the corner. Bryan with a submission until Kane tags in with a big dropkick. 2 count on Young. Kane takes Young to the corner until Bryan comes back in to take control. Young counters and drops Bryan over the top rope. Barrett comes in and starts stomping on Bryan.
Kofi finally comes in and unloads on Barrett. Kofi hits the Boom Drop. He calls for Trouble in Paradise but Young distracts him and Barrett knocks him to the floor. Titus tosses Kofi hard into the fan barrier. Titus brings Kofi back in the ring and works him over. Young also tags in and keeps up the assault on Kofi. Barrett comes in for a bit of double teaming. Barrett unloads with knees to the gut. 2 count by Barrett. Young comes back in and Kofi fights back. Kofi finally hits a DDT out of the corner on Young. Kane tags in and cleans house. Kane clotheslines Titus and then dodges one. Kane with the big sidseslam and a 2 count. Team Hell No get the win.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No
– Sheamus and John Cena are backstage. Cena says they need to focus on tonight. Cena says Big E Langston might be the strongest guy in WWE. Sheamus asks what’s up with Cena and AJ. Cena whispers something and it surprises Sheamus. Cena whispers some more and Sheamus chuckles. Sheamus is surprised at something else but Cena say she was just kidding.
– We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk with Paul Heyman. Punk makes his way down the ramp on crutches.
Punk talks about 394 days as WWE Champion. Punk disses the fans for not voting him as Superstate of the Year. He’s also upset that Cena gave the Slammy to Ric Flair. Punk says Flair is back just to make a paycheck for his alimony. Punk calls Flair a loser. Punk says he is a real man, the gold standard. Punk says he has set the bar so high that nobody else may touch it. Punk says he has been carrying WWE on his back. Punk goes on but is interrupted by Ryback’s music.
Ryback takes a mic and Punk keeps him at bay with the crutches. Heyman reminds Ryback that Punk isn’t medically cleared to compete. Ryback says he will be, according to doctors. Ryback says he has his sights set on the first RAW of 2013. Ryback says he will become WWE Champion. The fans chant “feed me more” as Punk looks on. Punk and Heyman leave as Ryback poses in the ring.
Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro
Ryback waits in the ring as WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro comes out. They lock up and Cesaro goes to a headlock. Ryback shoves Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro comes back in and tries for a roll up but Ryback blocks it and slams his head into the mat repeatedly. Cesaro comes back again and hits the big uppercut. Cesaro ducks a clothesline but gets hit with a Thesz Press and a splash. Cesaro rolls out of the ring and goes to get his title. Ryback grabs him on the floor but Cesaro slides out and shoves him into the steel steps. Ryback makes it in the ring at 9. Ryback takes back control but runs into the ring post. Cesaro with a big uppercut from the corner for a 2 count.
Cesaro with another headlock and more offense. Ryback snaps and nothing is hurting him now. He runs over Cesaro. Ryback ends up hitting Shell Shocked for the win.
– Kaitlyn is backstage walking. AJ walks up and wishes her good luck. They end up arguing and Kaitlyn says AJ makes it hard to be her friend. AJ starts crying. Kaitlyn says she has a title match to get to and starts to walk away. AJ attacks her from behind and they start brawling. Officials pulls AJ away as she screams.
WWE Divas Title Match: Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres. Out next comes Kaitlyn, still recovering from the brawl with AJ a few minutes ago. Eve drops Kaitlyn to start the match and slams her head into the mat. Eve goes on and kicks her in the stomach then takes her down again. Eve with a 2 count. Eve puts the boot to Kaitlyn’s face and hits a back splash for 2. Eve uses the ropes to choke Kaitlyn before knocking her out to the floor.
Eve brings it back in the ring and keeps Kaitlyn on the mat. Kaitlyn tries for a comeback but Eve blocks it and goes for another pin attempt. Kaitlyn finally breaks free and rolls Eve up for 2. Kaitlyn with another roll up. Kaitlyn with a roll up from the second rope for a close 2 count. Kaitlyn scoop slams Eve and takes her down with a shoulder tackle. Another 2 count by Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn drops Eve with an inverted DDT but still can’t get the win. Eve blocks a Samoan Drop but Kaitlyn dropkicks her from the apron to the floor. Kaitlyn leaps out onto Eve and takes her down on the floor. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the announce table and brings it back in the ring. Kaitlyn goes up top but Eve grabs the referee’s ankle. Kaitlyn tries to pull her but Eve won’t let go so the referee falls down. The referee calls for the bell and that’s it.
Winner by DQ: Kaitlyn
– AJ is backstage with Langston and Ziggler. She’s upset about earlier. Big Show walks up and threatens Ziggler if he tries to cash in. Langston goes to step up but AJ tells him no. Show says he will knock Ziggler out if he even thinks he’s trying to cash in tonight.
– We see footage of Ziggler almost cashing in on RAW.
Brad Maddox vs. Brodus Clay
Brad Maddox comes out saying his own name over and over. He says nobody will ever forget his name after tonight because he will win his match and claim his WWE Superstar contract. Out comes his opponent Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi.
Clay starts off and beats Maddox down. We see Booker and Teddy watching backstage. Maddox fights his way back in and gets a 2 count. Clay ends up getting the win with his finisher.
Winner: Brodus Clay
– After the match, The Shield hit the ring and beat Clay down. They hit Clay with the triple powerbomb.
Dolph Ziggler and Big Show vs. John Cena and Sheamus
We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler with Big E Langston and AJ Lee. His partner is out next – World Heavyweight Champion Big Show. Sheamus is out first for his team followed by John Cena.
Cena and Ziggler start the match off. Ziggler shows off but Cena drops him with a right hand. Ziggler tags in Show. Show takes control of Cena as Langston and AJ look on. Show steps on Cena a few times. Show waits on Cena to get up and drops him with a headbutt. Show taunts Sheamus and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler drops a bunch of elbow drops on Cena, blows AJ a kiss and then drops the final elbow for a 2 count. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and a headlock.
Cena backdrops Ziggler but can’t make the tag as Show comes back in. Show with a back splash in the corner and Cena goes back down. Ziggler comes back in but misses int he corner. Sheamus finally gets the tag and runs over Ziggler. Sheamus with a knee lift that sends Ziggler to the apron. Sheamus hits forearms to the chest and goes for White Noise but drops Ziggler to punch Show. Sheamus goes for the Cloverleaf but Ziggler kicks him out of the ring. Show runs over Sheamus with a clothesline on the floor. Show brings Sheamus back in the ring and hits a big chop to the chest. Show with shots to the gut now. Sheamus fights back again but Show drops him again.
Sheamus finally fights to his feet but Show knocks him down with a shoulder. Ziggler comes in for a 2 count. Back and forth action until Ziggler hits the leg drop for a 2 count. Show comes back in and keeps control of Sheamus. Show goes for a chokeslam but Sheamus counters and turns it into a DDT. Cena comes in and unloads on Ziggler. Sheamus and Show end up brawling up the ramp. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Ziggler hits Zig Zag for 2. Ziggler argues with the referee and turns around to an AA. Cena turns around to a big shot from Big E Langston for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: John Cena
– Langston lays Cena out with the same move he did on RAW. Langston stands over Cena as AJ skips around them. AJ helps Dolph up and they start kissing as Langston stares straight ahead. AJ skips back around Langston, Ziggler and a fallen Cena as we go to replays. Super SmackDown goes off the air with AJ mocking Cena in his face.