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The W - Pro Wrestling - Smackdown #527 9/25/09
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Matt Tracker
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Once more, we begin the show with the only straight-edge champion in history talking in the ring. And once again, he gives essentially the same rant: resume - insult - challenge. It's getting stale, friends. And I like Punk a lot. This week he says he's the face of the show and wonders who's left to fight. That suggests a Batista entrance, but instead we get druids rolling a casket to ringside.

Punk grabs a chair and tentatively approaches the casket, expecting Taker to pop out. He smacks it a few times to rattle whoever's in there, and he finally snaps the lid open. It's Teddy, bound and gagged. Before Punk helps Long out, he says "What's that, Teddy? You're right, the Undertaker is too scared to meet me in the ring." Outraged boos. No wonder Punk gets so much mic time, even with the usual routine. Punk unties him, and Long (spooked and breathless) reinstates the Hell's Gate, makes a match for the next PPV, and makes Taker vs. Punk for tonight. Punk is aghast.

IC Champ John Morrison/Finlay vs. Dolph Ziggler/Mike Knox
Even the announcers apologize for Finlay's entrance music. A repeat of a Superstars match between Ziggler and Finlay certifies the former's finisher is named the Zig Zag, and I am dismayed. Ziggler got that win after cheating. Remember this.

Finlay quickly becomes the face-in-peril after Knox uses that neato bicycle kick to the back of the head. JR and Todd try a few descriptors for Knox including "insanely intelligent" and "crazy professor." Many quick tags and false hot-tags stretch out the match. Ziggler uses a nice bridging headlock to work the injury. Morrison does tag in and runs a flurry of offense on Knox, including a leaping hurracarana off the top. The bad guys try to double team Morrison, but John avoids, and KNOX BLOCKS Ziggler into laundry. As Knox corners Morrison, Finlay -- the cheerful good guy with the jig music -- clocks Knox with the shillelagh. John hits a clean Starship Pain for the pin. I think his looser version occurs when he starts off on the second turnbuckle. This time his feet were on the mat.

Chairman of the Board Vince is walking backstage, and Punk demands Vince help him out with Taker. Vince says Punk and Teddy and the ref should have considered the ramifications of "your conspiracy."
Punk: "But it was your --"
Vince: "YOUR conspiracy."
And he walks off, leaving Punk with that sinking feeling.

Batista vs. unified tag champ Big Show w/Jericho
Jericho does not sit in on the mic nor does he offer a pre-match promo. Batista literally bounces off Show a few times. Jericho helps Show keep control, and that leads to a belly-to-back bearhug. Show is nicely aggressive here, and Batista takes a beating. His comeback begins instantaneously, and he sets up for a bomb. Even The Lovely Mrs. Tracker knows this ain't happening. Batista retreats with abdominal pains (right where Show was clenching in the hug) and tries to finish Show off with a new move: the anklelock. Show is about to tap when Jericho runs in, and he gets an anklelock, and Batista grapevines the leg. Jericho is in spasms of agony. The tag champs are left hobbled, and Batista celebrates a DQ win. Interesting choice of submission move for a power guy, but it's sensible against Show.

Later, backstage, Batista makes the challenge against the champs for Hell in the Cell, and he has a partner: a former world champion who's a good friend. Audience "whoos" begin immediately. Batista says he and his partner have the champs' number, and his partner's number is 619. He names Mysterio to make it official.

Backstage, Slam Master J again wants to hang with Cryme Tyme and Eve. They dare him to tag Teddy's office and swipe something. He comes back with two DVDs. Teddy, still in the tatters of his suit, goes into his office behind them. When he emerges, Cryme Tyme skedaddle. Slam Master arrogantly owns up, and Teddy gives him a match against a mystery opponent.

Slam Master J vs. Kane
Chokeslam. Pin.

Vince takes the ring to insult the Oklahoma audience and announce he has personally signed a new bad-ass to SmackDown. Out comes Drew McIntyre. Wait, he was attacking R-Truth as a paying customer? TLMT falls to pieces over Drew's brogue as he says Vince had to do what Teddy was too busy to, and he claims now the party is starting. Truth walks out from the audience and attacks Drew. Ref break them up.

Backstage again, Vince visits Teddy and again lays blame for the new Montreal Screwjob on Teddy. Teddy is too weak to process this. Vince also demands to see the photo he requested Teddy display for weeks. Teddy is hesitant but retrieves it, and Vince is enraged to see it defaced by Slam Master. He again blames Teddy, still standing there in his suit ruins.

David Hart Smith w/Hart Dynasty vs. JTG w/Gaspar and Eve
JTG snaps off some nice dropkicks to keep Smith reeling, and he eventually uses his big offense (running Overcastle, leaping reverse Rocker Dropper), and he would fit in perfectly with the singles roster. I also realize those earlier fantastic matches have diminished amid all these tag matches. Shame. Interference outside leads to Smith hitting a towering backdrop suplex for the pin.

TOSECIH CM Punk vs. Undertaker
I want to mention again -- because it still surprises me -- how Punk is sold as an opportunistic but formidable competitor. His small size is a non-issue. In fact when Punk uses a superplex, the announcers say it's never been done before to Taker. They really are selling Punk tonight. Taker powers Punk around the ring, and they trade kicks to the leg. Punk blocks both the Old School and chokeslam, the latter with a MASSIVE high kick to the head. Punk goes for a pin, but moves over Taker's legs and is caught in Hell's Gate. Punk stretches his legs to wrap the rope and escapes. He grabs his belt, presumably to run off, but Taker catches him, throws the belt into the ring, and tries to Last Ride Punk through the announce table. Punk slips out and runs into the ring for the countout win. He rolls out the other side belt in hand.

Hey, no Divas tonight. Next week is the 10-year anniversary show nd features an eight-man tag with Taker/Michaels/Hunter/Cena vs. Punk/DiBiase/Rhodes/Orton. I hope Taker and Michaels have a chat backstage about WrestleMania.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.75
Three weeks running: "WHERE'S MY PICTURE?!" Crazy Vince's obsession with seeing his picture in Teddy Long's office just cracks me up for some reason. "I like to look at myself."

Vince personally signing and introducing Drew McIntyre is pretty shocking. What a welcome mat rolled out for Drew. I mean, the Chairman of the Board personally hyping up a rookie to the company as a future world champion, that's major. Why, the last time that happened was... Elijah Burke. Uh, I hope things work out better for Mr. McIntyre.

R-Truth had the worst babyface confrontation of the year with Drew. After weeks of being jumped from behind, he chooses to "intimidate" his enemy by taking his time rapping his stupid song to the crowd on his way to the ring.

Jericho was absolutely incredible being obnoxious at ringside. He was like that Cobra Kai at the end of Karate Kid rooting for Johnny against Daniel. "PUT HIM IN A BODY BAG, JOHNNY!! YEAH!!" Only Jericho was a million times better. He even ripped off his shoe and sock to sell Batista's ankle lock. Simply awesome.

I gotta say, I spent much of ECW, Superstars and Smackdown watching my friend at ringside watching the show. She's the hot taller brunette in the black top in the front row by the ringpost next to a shorter bleached blonde. She got a bunch of closeups, especially during Christian's entrance and Vince's entrance. Thank goodness for high definition.

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Morrison hit the Starship Pain clean this week but that top rope hurricanrana was so ugly it made Lita cringe. I'm going to predict that Morrison breaks his neck prior to Wrestlemania.

As pissed off as Teddy Long was after Slam Master J was in his office, I was almost expecting him to have defaced the Martin Luthor King Jr picture, leading to Cryme Tyme turning on him (and hopefully Michael Hayes being in his corner. There's a built in gimmick overhaul right there, Hayes telling him that his father would be ashamed of him.) It may have been a squash, but the announcers did put over J as showing no fear and going after Kane, even if it didn't work.

I have a feeling that Undertaker vs. Mr. McMahon will result in the first ever round of bitching from the IWC about Undertaker selling too much.

As the commentators mentioned, The Undertaker has been in nine Hell in a Cell matches, but he's only won four of them, with two going to a No Contest. (In one-on-one competition, he's won 4 out of 7.) Taker clearly has no qualms about selling for Punk. He even lost to him cleanly (albeit sneakily) last night. Everything I've read about Punk seems to indicate that he puts his heart and soul into wrestling, much like The Undertaker. Could we be seeing a passing of the torch at HiaC?

Jericho would definitely make an awesome manager once he decides to hang up the boots for good. Unfortunately, I think he has too many other interests and opportunity to stick around when that time comes.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.47
I agree that Punk's promos, while still good, are pretty much the same every week. Time to expand the character a bit.

That ankle lock by Dave would make Angle (or Shamrock)cringe. Quite sloppy. Seemed odd to hype the return of someone who failed a drug test that way. Did they ever explain on air where Rey has been?

InVerse, I wouldn't hold my breath for Taker "passing the torch" more than he did at the last PPV. Even though it is desperately needed, and Taker is apparently hobbled.






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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
    Originally posted by kentish
    Seemed odd to hype the return of someone who failed a drug test that way. Did they ever explain on air where Rey has been?


Have they ever mentioned where someone was during a suspension? Aside from Jeff Hardy, I don't think they've even mentioned it after someone's return except in veiled comments.

But as for Mysterio, the accounts I've read suggest that he had a legitimate prescription for whatever he was on but failed to follow the wellness policy guidelines in reporting the prescription before beginning it.

If that's the case, then they might not feel obligated to punish him as much as might have happened under other circumstances. Also, I think it's a mark in the favor of wellness policy if they're not willing to allow one of their major stars to slide even when it's on a technicality.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.47
    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by kentish
      Seemed odd to hype the return of someone who failed a drug test that way. Did they ever explain on air where Rey has been?


    Have they ever mentioned where someone was during a suspension? Aside from Jeff Hardy, I don't think they've even mentioned it after someone's return except in veiled comments.

    But as for Mysterio, the accounts I've read suggest that he had a legitimate prescription for whatever he was on but failed to follow the wellness policy guidelines in reporting the prescription before beginning it.

    If that's the case, then they might not feel obligated to punish him as much as might have happened under other circumstances. Also, I think it's a mark in the favor of wellness policy if they're not willing to allow one of their major stars to slide even when it's on a technicality.

I would assume you are right, because coming back to a title match on PPV after a drug suspension isn't much of a punishment. Even if he does eat the pin.




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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
Rey's suspension hasn't come up on the SmackDown show. He's simply been gone since losing the belt. The week after beating him, John offered Rey a rematch at any time, and Ziggler objected.



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.41
    Originally posted by kentish

    I would assume you are right, because coming back to a title match on PPV after a drug suspension isn't much of a punishment. Even if he does eat the pin.


While not on PPV, Chavo went directly into an ECW title feud upon returning from suspension.

I'm sure he's not the only one, maybe Edge or Randy Orton?

I'm curious as to exactly how many wrestlers have received their suspensions while champion. It seems like a disproportionate number.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
    Originally posted by InVerse
    I'm curious as to exactly how many wrestlers have received their suspensions while champion. It seems like a disproportionate number.



RVD comes to mind and probably represents to guy who lost the most to his suspension. Two world titles at the same time!



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.65
    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
      Originally posted by InVerse
      I'm curious as to exactly how many wrestlers have received their suspensions while champion. It seems like a disproportionate number.



    RVD comes to mind and probably represents to guy who lost the most to his suspension. Two world titles at the same time!

Wasn't Morrison ECW Champ when he was suspended?




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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
Causing him to lose the title to CM Punk, of all people!
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.47
Umaga also was IC champ when he was found on the Signature Pharmacy list, which caused Jeff Hardy to win the title. Yes.

Also, Mr. Kennedy lost the title of "McMahon Jr." to Hornswaggle, which possibly cost him more future benefits than all the other people named, including RVD.

(edited by hansen9j on 30.9.09 0725)


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On the other hand Morrison only won 2 of his titles because Rey got suspended and Benoit was too busy with his family. So swings and roundabouts i s'pose.
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