WWE Smackdown! – February 10th, 2012 from Tulsa, OK
[Reviewed by: Sean Sweeny]
IN RING SEGMENT
The show started off with Lillian Garcia introducing the 2012 Royal Rumble Winner, Sheamus. He then came out and made his way to the ring. Sheamus started off by saying as the winner of the royal rumble he has earned the right to main event Wrestlemania. He said that now though the question is which championship will he go for the World Heavyweight Championship or the WWE Championship but in reality we don’t even know who will be the Champions till after the Elimination Chamber, and as history has taught us there will be at least one championship to change hands, but he promised to make his decision by the end of that night. Sheamus went on to say that some superstars have been telling him to make up his mind right now, but he doesn’t like being told what to do and he never has because as a kid he was bullied, and he responded by fighting back, and he got so good at fighting it brought him here to the WWE, but now it has all started over again and he has stood his ground and it has lead him to the main event of Wrestlemania, and so he is a pasty faced, red haired Irish man and he doesn’t care what anyone says.
At this point Wade Barrett’s music hit and out he came to the ring. Barrett thanked Sheamus for such a heart warming story, he continued by saying that he has a bit of respect for Sheamus and so he is going to tell Sheamus what he needs to do and that is go for the WWE Championship because if he chooses the World Heavyweight Championship he is going to be going against him. Wade then said because he is going to win the Elimination Chamber match, and as he has proved in the past he can beat Sheamus. Barrett then said that if that were to happen at Wrestlemania then Sheamus would only have proved that he is a pasty ginger loser. Sheamus then said he was sorry but he wasn’t paying attention to what Barrett said as all he was thinking about was how Randy Orton kicked Barrett’s butt all over the ring last week. Barrett said that was really funny but… Then Cody Rhodes’ music hit and out came the Intercontinental Champion with a microphone. Rhodes’ said what Barrett was going to say has no relevance because unlike the two of you, he knows what it feels like to have his hand raised in victory at Wrestlemania. Cody went on to say that unlike the two of you he knows what it feels like to be a champion here and now. As the fans booed him, Rhodes then took a shot at the crowd drawing even more boos. Then Cody said that the Elimination Chamber is going to be his to win and that Sheamus will lose to the first ever-dual World Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion at Wrestlemania if he chooses him, Cody Rhodes.
Just then Big Show’s music hit and out came the World’s Largest Athlete. Show started off by saying that he respects Sheamus so he is going to do a favor for Sheamus and told Cody that if he doesn’t shut his mouth he is going to smack the taste out of it. Show then said that he isn’t out here like the other two to make promises and to brag so he wants Sheamus to think about this Sheamus versus The Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania. Barrett then said he has tried to be polite but Big Show is a Wrestlemania punch line, even Snooki has had a better Wrestlemania record than the Big Show. Cody then said that Barrett was right as Giants can win the Super Bowl but not matches at Wrestlemania. Cody continued by saying that the Big Show is a reverse Undertaker, who is he going to lose to this year? Cody began to list names when Show then hit Cody which lead to a brawl which Big Show and Sheamus cleared Cody and Wade from the ring.
The Great Khali defeated Jinder Mahal via pin fall: Khali won with the Punjabi Plunge.
Teddy Long was in his office with Aksana telling her that sometimes he needs to take charge since he is the General Manager like last week with Mark Henry. Aksana said that she loves a man who takes action and he put him in his place so he should be rewarded. She then pulled him in close and began to whisper into his ear when Daniel Bryan came in asking what the hell was going on. Teddy then asked Aksana to leave since some people don’t know how to knock and then asked Bryan what he wanted. Bryan then asked if it was true, that Teddy held a BBQ in the parking lot this afternoon. Teddy apologized for not inviting him and Bryan then went into a rant about how wrong eating meat is. Then Teddy called him a vegetarian and Bryan corrected him saying that he was a Vegan and eats nothing that comes from an animal, and then said Teddy made him sick and he can’t compete tonight. Teddy held him up and said that he was sick of all of the preaching that Bryan has been doing and he needs to stop worrying about animals and worry about himself as his match with Randy Orton will take place tonight. Bryan starred at Teddy for a moment and then stormed off.
Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox via pin fall: Phoenix won with the Glam Slam.
Tyson Kidd was standing backstage with Natalya who was saying how embarrassed she was and how this never has happened before, but she can’t help it. Tyson said that it is okay, that is perfectly natural but disgusting. Natalya then stopped him asking what he was talking about. He then stuttered and said never mind. There is then a fart sound and this time Kidd walks away somewhat guilty looking. Hornswoggle then walked by and smiled at Natalya and then as he got next to her passed out over the smell. Natalya leaned over to him and said that was Tyson and then ran away.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Big Show & Sheamus defeated Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett via pin fall: Sheamus won with a Brogue Kick on Barrett.
IN RING SEGMENT
Michael Cole was in the ring and introduced the returning AJ Lee. Cole started off by asking how she was feeling. AJ said that she is doing better and that her neck is starting to feel better and she should be able to get back into the ring and compete soon. She then went on to say that she wanted to thank everyone who has supported her. Cole cut her off then saying that no one even knows who she is, how can people be supporting her? Cole then said he was just kidding around, and that the real reason he brought her out is to see if she blames Big Show for what happened a few weeks ago. AJ said that she came out to the ring because Daniel asked her to be there and she loves him, and that she has never blamed the Big Show as it is obvious he would never do anything to hurt her. She said that there has been someone who has done a lot more damage and that is Michael Cole. She that he has never believed in her boyfriend, Daniel Bryan, and Cole has done nothing but stir things up. AJ continued by saying that he has insulted Daniel, herself and the entire divas division, and that he is a bias, obnoxious jerk. Cole laughed and tried to counter but AJ cut him off saying that she wasn’t finished. She then said that she believed the WWE universe would be a better place if he just shut his mouth. Cole said how dare you and said that he was doing his job, because he gets paid of his personality and his commentary. Cole then said that people are saying that Daniel set her up to get run over by the Big Show, and that you are so blindly in love that you would jump in front of a bus for him and that Daniel Bryan has no guts. Cole then said that people are saying that AJ has no self-respect, and he is going to love the Elimination Chamber when she and Daniel become nothing more than a footnote in the WWE. That is when Daniel Bryan made is way down to the ring telling Cole not say another word to his girlfriend or he would break both of his arms. Cole then handed the microphone and got out of the ring as Daniel entered the ring. He then told Cole and the crowd that he has news for them as he is no footnote and that he is a role model. Bryan then said that list past Sunday he took a nature walk while everyone else was watching the Super Bowl and eating meat and drinking beer. He said that he cares about the environment and he cares about AJ and then kissed her on her forehead and then hugged her. Bryan said because of all of you he is taking her out of the arena and bringing her home as she has been traumatized enough.
AJ and Bryan are walking backstage and Teddy Long stopped him asking what was going on. Bryan said that he was sorry but AJ can’t stay she has been through enough and so he was sorry but he needed to take a personal day. Teddy told him to hold up and he would be more than happy to provide transportation for AJ to go home but to make it clear if Bryan leaves the arena he will lose his World Heavyweight Championship. Teddy then walked off leaving a speechless Bryan with AJ.
Ted DiBiase defeated Hunico via pin fall: DiBiase won with a Roll-up Pin.
Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton via DQ: Bryan attacked Big Show who was on commentary, which got Show to hit Bryan causing the Disqualification.