December 26, 2008 – Toronto, Ontario Announcers: Jim Ross & Tazz
DARK MATCH: Kizarny defeated Curt Hawkins..
IN THE RING Triple H + Chavo Guerrero + Vickie Guerrero: Triple H said there are certain things in life that you just don’t do; you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the wind, you don’t pull the mask off the Lone Ranger, and you don’t do this – they showed a clip from Armageddon where Vladimir Kozlov got involved in the main event and cost Triple H the WWE championship. Triple H said there was a price to pay, and held up the sledgehammer, stating that is how he will collect. Triple H said he almost collected last week, and then showed clips of him beating up on Kozlov, who wisely retreated once the sledgehammer came into play. Triple H called out Kozlov, demanding that they finish it now. Chavo Guerrero came out instead with a microphone pretending to play the “world’s smallest violin” in honor of Triple H. Chavo said he was listening to Triple H with his Aunt Vickie and she was not happy about Triple H interfering in the championship match last week. Chavo said Vickie ruled that if HHH touches Kozlov once more he will not be entered in the Royal Rumble and he will never get another WWE championship match. Triple H asked Chavo what happened to him, pointing out that he is just an errand boy for Vickie. Triple H said Chavo, unlike Vickie, was a real Guerrero. Triple H said the Guerrero’s he knew, would have the guts to tell him something to his face. Chavo dropped the microphone and walked towards the ring, but came to his senses and retreated once again. Chavo was met at the top of the ramp by his Aunt Vickie. Vickie said she wouldn’t allow HHH to insult her nephew and disrespect the Guerrero family. Vickie said Chavo has learned from the best and he will prove it right now – “get me a referee!” Chavo didn’t look happy that Vickie was throwing him to the wolves!
SINGLES MATCH Triple H defeated Chavo Guerrero: Vickie Guerrero stood on the stage and watched the match close-up. Chavo Guerrero tried to do the old “Lie, Cheat, and Steal” bit where he tosses a chair into Triple H’s hands and plays dead. The referee failed to turn around, so Triple H just tossed the chair out of the ring and the match continued. Triple H planted Chavo with a Pedigree and scored the 1-2-3 to win the match. Afterwards, Triple H grabbed his sledgehammer and jammed Chavo right in the sternom with it!
VIGNETTE: Kizarny debuts NEXT WEEK!
WWE UNITED STATES TITLE MATCH Shelton Benjamin defeated Hurricane Helms to retain the WWE United States title:
PROMO: WWE champion Jeff Hardy cut a freaky promo.
SINGLES MATCH Carlito Colon (w/Primo Colon & The Bella Twins) defeated Brian Kendrick w/Ezekiel Jackson:
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Edge & Vickie Guerrero + The Big Show: Edge claimed the fans in Toronto think that Jeff Hardy is a disgrace to the entire WWE. The Big Show came in and there was some tension. Big Show told Edge that while he was gone he was protecting his wife. Big Show said there was no relationship and it was strictly business. Edge said he hoped Big Show took care of business tonight. Big Show said when he takes out Jeff Hardy, it’s going to be permanent. Big Show says when he does it he wants a shot at the WWE championship. Edge said no, but Vickie agreed to the stipulation.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Maria Kanellis (wearing sexy referee shirt) & Diva’s champion Michelle McCool: Michelle told Maria that they have been friends for four years and they’ve had some issues recently but that’s what girlfriends do. Michelle asked if they were cool, and Maria agreed that it was all in the past. Michelle said nobody wants to see Maryse as Diva’s champion, but Maria made it clear that she would call this match down the middle. Michelle said she wasn’t asking for special treatment, but warned Maria not to mess this one up for her tonight.
SMACKDOWN! DIVAS TITLE MATCH Maryse Ouellet defeated Michelle McCool to win the Divas championship: Maria Kanellis was the very sexy guest referee for this match and promised to call the match right down the middle. Maryse won the match fair and square and Maria counted the 1-2-3 like she promised to do. Maryse grabbed her belt and celebrated all the way up the ramp and held the belt above her head! Maria helped Michelle up to her feet in the ring and they shared an awkward hug. Maria turned to leave the ring, but Michelle gave her a running kick to the head (or somewhere in that area). Michelle continued to assault Maria with kicks and punches all over her beautiful body. Michelle pushed Maria out of the ring and threw her into the safety barrier. Michelle then rammed Maria’s shoulder into the ring post and slapped her accross the face. I think she learned all of this from Chuck Palumbo. Michelle’s heel-turn is finally complete.
VIGNETTE: Umaga is coming back to SmackDown!.
SINGLES MATCH The Great Khali w/Ranjin Singh defeated Montel Vontavious Porter: After the match, Tazz claimed that woman all over the world want the Kiss-cam – but they didn’t have one this week. After the match, Mr. Kennedy came out to the stage to basically make fun of Montel Vontavious Porter. Mr. Kennedy plugged his movie “Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia” while doing an impression of MVP and then finished with his famous MISTER KENNEDY shtick.
VIGNETTE: Kizarny, It’s ShowTime NEXT WEEK!
SQUASH MATCH Vladimir Kozlov defeated Jimmy Wang Yang: After the match, Vladimir Kozlov cut a promo promising to win the Royal Rumble.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT The Big Show & Edge: Edge came in and wished the Big Show luck. The Big Show said Edge was full of Canadian crap. Big Show said he will beat Jeff Hardy tonight and get himself a shot at the WWE championship. Big Show said he wanted Edge to watch him do what he (Edge) can’t.
NON (WWE CHAMPIONSHIP) TITLE MATCH WWE champion Jeff Hardy defeated The Big Show by Countout: The match ended up on the floor with both men down, and Jeff Hardy managed to crawl back into the ring in the nick of time. Hardy grabbed his belt and left the ring, as a frustrated Big Show fumed in the ring. Matt Hardy came out and celebrated with his little brother.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Edge & Vickie Guerrero: Edge assumed that he would be facing Jeff Hardy next week, but Vickie had other ideas. Vickie said since the Hardyz are reunited, they need some competition. Vickie booked the Hardy Boyz against Edge & The Big Show next week!