WWE Super SmackDown! Live – February 21, 2012 – Rockford, Illinois
Announcers: Michael Cole & Josh Matthews & Booker T
[ REVIEWED BY DARBY GATORADE ]
IN THE RING
World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan w/AJ + The Miz: Daniel Bryan said back in July when he won the Money in the Bank contract, when he said he would main event WrestleMania nobody believed him! Bryan said yet he now stands there as World champion and he’s heading to the main event of WrestleMania! Bryan laughed about Santino Marella trying to channel Rocky Balboa to prepare for the Elimination Chamber. Bryan said he was the real Rocky story, adding that he beat them all at Elimination Chamber. YO AJ, I DID IT! The crowd chanted for C.M. Punk. Bryan said after his victory, his moment was ruined by Sheamus. Bryan said it was his turn to ruin Sheamus’ moment at WrestleMania! Bryan said he will be victorious at WrestleMania, just like tonight when he is victorious over WWE champion C.M. Punk. The Miz interrupted his former protege. The Miz said he beleived and knew Daniel Bryan would become World champion. Miz said he mentored Bryan on NXT and from the first day he know he could become champion. Miz said he was out there to congradulate Bryan on being in the main event of WrestleMania, just like he did last year. Miz said Bryan will follow in his foot prints, and win at WrestleMania. Miz suggested after WrestleMania they form a tag team. Sheamus came out and walked past Miz to confront Bryan and congratulate him on being a massive arse and a hipocrite. Sheamus said Bryan was no roll model, but instead a coward. Sheamus said Bryan wants to hid behind a skirt instead of fighting like a man. Sheamus looked at Miz and added that Bryan found someone almost as annoying as him to hang out with. Sheamus said when WrestleMania was over nobody would congratulate Bryan, they will be saying he got exactly what he deserves. Miz stepped in and said Sheamus deserved to be taken down a notch or two. Miz said how dare you interrupt him and steal the thunder of World champion Daniel Bryan. Sheamus told Miz to let the people who actually have a match at WM28 talk. Sheamus went after Bryan, but he quickly retreated. Miz attacked Sheamus but he was dumped over the top rope. General Manager Theodore Long made the match!
Sheamus defeated The Miz:
Theodore Long & Aksana + John Laurinaitis & David Otunga: Aksana was talking seductively to Teddy Long about wanting him to be General Manager of both RAW & SmackDown!. John Laurinaitis (w/David Otunga) interrupted and called Long unprofessional. Long said he has chosen a special place for JL’s office, in the men’s bathroom. Otunga didn’t think that was funny, and vowed to beat Ezekiel tonight.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger w/Vickie Guerrero defeated Kofi Kingston & R-Truth:
HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCEMENT: Ron Simmons going into the WWE Hall of Fame..
Santino Marella + Heath Slater: Santino was doing some training with his goofy Cobra when Slater came in and made fun of him. Santino then said it wasn’t an ordinary Cobra, it is a spitting Cobra! The Cobra then spit something into Slater’s eyes.
HIGHLIGHTS: C.M. Punk and Chris Brown’s Twitter war.
The Great Khali defeated Drew McIntyre:
HIGHLIGHTS: The #1 Contenders Battle Royal won by Chris Jericho, plus the problems brewing between Cody Rhodes and the Big Show..
Matt Striker & The Big Show: Big Show said that Cody Rhodes was on top of his you-know-what list – and threatened to knock him out !
Mark Henry defeated The Big Show: As Big Show was about to win the match, Cody Rhodes came out and showed a clip of one of Big Show’s many embarassing WrestleMania moments… the Sumo match with Akebono at WrestleMania 21. Big Show was not impressed and Mark Henry caught him with a World’s Strongest Slam for the win!
HYPE: The Undertaker’s challenge to Triple H..
ARE YOU SERIOUS?: Josh Mathews & Road Dogg doing commentary on an old 80’s training video featuring Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat and Jay Youngblood.
David Otunga defeated Ezekiel Jackson:
Matt Striker & WWE champion C.M. Punk: Punk said it was great to be back on SmackDown!, which has a G.M. that he likes, unlike the situation over on RAW. Punk said he’s known Daniel Bryan for many years and being World Heavyweight champion has gone to his head and changed him. Punk said if he tells AJ to shave her head he will go after him for copyright infringment. Punk said tonight he will teach Bryan how to lose!
CHAMPION VS CHAMPION MATCH
WWE champion C.M. Punk vs. World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan ended in a double pin: Daniel Bryan tried to walk out but Sheamus ran down and threw him back into the ring, where he was kicked and pinned giving Punk the victory! RAW General Manager John Laurinaitis came down and restarted the match. A few minutes later Bryan pinned Punk using the ropes for leverage to win the match. SmackDown! General Manager Theodore Long came down and restarted the match. A few minutes later there was a double pin, and each General Manager thought their man was the winner. The G.M.’s starting poking each other and took off their jackets. Long ended up walking out before coming to blows.