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Last week, Rey Mysterio and Batista's number-one contender's match was interrupted twice by phantom interference. Both guys were left laying, and there was no official conclusion to the match. We still don't have a leading title challenger for Taker at Royal Rumble.

Matt Striker and Todd Grisham welcome all y'all to Green Bay. Behold: Above the ring hovers a cage, and Rey and Batista will meet up inside it to determine who gets Taker.

Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison
Chris was KTFO by RAW guest host Mike Tyson and is once again banned from that show. Jericho doesn't have a good track record against boxers or actors who play boxers. His current gear won't even allow him to wear boxers. He is bruised in the mush, but he must speak. He proclaims his greatness and again declares he is the face of SmackDown. He will use a Rumble victory to challenge for the title at WrestleMania and prove his fantastictude. Morrison is working his way back up the ladder toward IC champ Drew McIntyre. Morrison slaps the bruises and clotheslines Jericho outside. Out walks McIntyre, and off we go to ads.

Morrison is in control as we come back, and McIntyre sits at ringside. Jericho gains the upper hand as we look at Drew. Morrison comes back with a backbreaker/Side Russian combo for two. He hops up for the Flying Chuck, and Jericho shoves him outside. The arena air system is working overtime to disperse the pyro smoke. Jericho brings him in and connects with a slingshot splash for two. He goes to a chinlock. It doesn't last long, and Morrison catches Jericho dropping off the turnbuckles with an ax handle. Morrison hits a dropsault and a Shining Wizard right to the weakened jaw. Jericho kicks out at two, blocks a kick, and flattens him with a bulldog. He misses a Lionsault, and Morrison immediately leaps off the rope for the Chuck, again to the bruises. Morrison can't get the pinfall and tries some kicks. Jericho blocks and tries the Walls. Morrison twists out of it and sends Jericho flying. Jericho runs into the ringpost, setting him in position for Starship Pain. Jericho rolls and pops up to apply the Walls. Morrison cradles him but only gets two.

He sets up another running attack, but it's turned into a flapjack for two. Jericho punches him a few times and pulls him up. Morrison grabs him for the Moonlight Drive (the crowd is dead silent as he strikes the pose; he doesn't do it that often anymore), and Jericho grabs his legs for the crab-variant Walls. McIntyre stands up to brandish the belt in Morrison's face. He crawls toward Drew and grabs the ropes. Jericho turns toward him, and Morrison pops him one in the bruises. Morrison considers Drew for a moment before going back to Jericho, who catches him in the Codebreaker. That gets the pin. Jericho walks off, and Drew mocks the splayed Morrison and steps on his head on the way out of the ring. He gets points for matching his dress shirt with the blue oceans on the IC belt. The Lovely Mrs. Tracker is wiped out in this 17th week of carrying Drew's lovechild, and she sees none of this.

Cole catches flack for saying vintage. Notice please how often Grisham says "patented."

Last week, CM Punk shaved an audience member and converted him into the Straight Edge Society. Punk and Luke Gallows commandeer the ring to help someone else see the light. Punk wants "one nation under Punk with integrity and sobriety for all." Punk displays a happy Gallows, and Luke testifies. The power of Punk compels you! Punk also seeks the Royal Rumble victory as a triumph of his doctrine. Punk finds ... hokey smoke, is that Human Tornado? He says his name's Trevor as he takes the chair in the middle of the ring. Punk gives him the revivalist spiel. Trevor can't count the number of beers he's had this year alone, and that gets praise from the Wisconsin crowd. Trevor pledges his devotion and gets a small "Trevor sucks" chant. Punk gives him a buzz (irony!), and his luscious afro is no more. He's doing a nice job of playing the part, whoever he is. Here come Khali, Singh, and Matt Hardy, and two of them are in a big match after the ad break.

An interesting Did You Know? says 70% of the Rumble winners in the last decade have gone on to successful title shots at WrestleMania.

Punk/Gallows vs. Hardy/Khali vs. Cryme Tyme vs. The Hart Dynasty -- Fatal Fourway, number one contenders' match for the unified tag belts
Striker mentions Bret Hart's unhappy ending on RAW two weeks ago and Vince's pledge that Bret will never be seen on WWE TV again. Smith dominates Hardy with simple offense to start. Matt slips out of a slam and hits the neckbreaker drop. Khali hi-yos along with Matt's second-rope ax handle. Striker takes a jab at Indian food and gets away with saying "artsy fartsy." Khali sends Smith outside, and his team surrounds the Harts at ringside as we take a break.

Gallows and Khali are in the ring as we return, and Luke eats a big clothesline. Brain chop decks him, and Khali wants the tree slam. His long arm is close to Cryme Tyme's corner, and JTG tags himself in for the pin. It only gets two, and Gallows comes back with a side slam. He tags in Punk, but JTG uses leaping moves to stagger him. Mugshot out of the corner sets up a pin, and Gallows and Kidd stop that. Khali comes in and sends them both outside with goozles. Smith and Shad toss him, and Smith chucks Shad. Khali drags him out too, and Matt leaps off the top onto Shad and Smith at ringside. That leaves Punk and JTG in the ring. Gallows makes a blind tag before JTG hits the floatover neckbreaker. Gallows boots JTG, and the Gallows Pole ends it. That was quick. Punk and Gallows get the title shot against DX. Trevor joins them in the ring to celebrate, and he's getting a lot of camera time for a presumed one-shot appearance.

Backstage, Batista tells Josh Matthews he ain't 'fraid of no Taker.

What's more impressive: Rock starring in a Disney comedy with Julie Andrews or Disney presenting a man of Samoan/African heritage as "the meanest guy in hockey?" Welcome to 2010.

GONG! For the first time since Christmas night, world champion Undertaker appears on SmackDown. Sporting the duster and hat, he assures us the darkness will dominate and take souls despite the arrival of a new year. Rey and Batista felt his presence last week, and it was a warning. Whoever wins the cage match tonight will get destroyified at the Rumble. As for WrestleMania, he'll appear on RAW next week to answer Shawn Michaels's call for a rematch.

Mickie James vs. Beth Phoenix
Let's look back at the past few weeks as Mickie and Beth traded finishers after fending off women's champ Michelle McCool and lackey Layla. Beth storms to the ring. Mickie fires away with forearms, but Beth grounds her with a forearm, slaps on a crouching headlock, and clobbers her some more. Mickie eats the turnbuckle, and then Beth gives her the Umaga hipcheck. London Bridge gets two, and Beth clamps on a chinlock. Mickie elbows out and runs into a nasty backbreaker. That gets two. Mickie throws more forearms and dropkicks the knee. Beth crumples but hot-shots Mickie before hanging her in a Tree of Woe. Beth won't relent, and the ref DQs her. McCool and Layla sneak in the ring. Beth surveys the situation and leaves Mickie defenseless against the villains. Beth fights them off until McCool clips her knee. Beth tries to rally, and McCool knees her down. The champ hits the Faithbreaker, and they mock "Piggie James" some more before departing.

RAW gets two guests hosts Monday: Don Johnson and Jon Heder. No wonder Taker advertised a Monday appearance.

Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler
This is their third match in as many weeks, and Kane has yet to get the upper hand on Dolph. Backstage, Ziggler is confident he can win for the second consecutive week, charge into the Rumble, and soar into WrestleMania.

Consider this: Dolph has already beaten Truth and Khali. Morrison is busy with Drew, and Matt can't best Punk. There's virtually no other midcard faces for Dolph to build momentum against. Meanwhile, Knox, Finlay, Escobar, Slam Master J, and Jimmy Wang Yang have vanished. You gotta figure Dolph is just biding his time before the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania, right?

Striker tries to say Dolph has introduced the sleeper hold to a new generation, but Triple H has used it for years and years. Kane corners him to start and stays on him. A stiff flapjack keeps him reeling. The seated dropkick gets two. Elbow drops continue the domination, and Kane chokes him on the ropes for good measure. Kane runs into a boot, and Dolph leaps up for the sleeper. Kane throws him outside. When boots hit the floor, we hit the ads. The pattern of ad breaks before matches is dearly missed.

We come back, and Ziggler is clubbing Kane on the mat. He applies the wrenching chinlock as replays show Kane's head bouncing off the ringpost and steps during the ads. Ziggler uses a running snapmare, but Kane regains his footing. Ziggler works him over in the corner, and a dropkick sets up a cover. Back to the chinlock, and Dolph is seriously becoming a one-trick pony as he builds to the sleeper. He's better than this. Then again, a sleeper fits his retro gimmick with the name, outfit, and the moniker of his finisher. Kane's head is purple by this time. Ziggler throws mounted punches in the corner. Kane goozles him but chases off the ref and walks into an elbow. Dolph charges into a boot, and Kane decks him. Corner avalanches set up the Oklahoma slam. Two-count only. He goes up for the clothesline, and Dolph crotches him. More punches from Ziggler, and he wants a superplex.

Kane shoves him off and wants the clothesline, but Ziggler rolls out. Kane brings him in as the ref counts. Dolph kicks him in the head and dropkicks him to the floor. He gets the sleeper on as a callback to last week's finish, but Kane runs backward into the ringpost. He breaks the count and flies off the turnbuckle. Dolph evades the clothesline and catches him with a Rocker Dropper (which Striker calls the Zig Zag). It only gets two. Dolph sets up for the Double Z, but Kane catches him. Dolph twists away from him and runs into a goozle. A massive chokeslam ends it. Kane has, dare we say, conquered the demon. A nice finish can't make up for Dolph and Kane both pursuing singular signature moves to set up the finishers. They can do more in the first half of their matches.

we get a nice video package of Cena's experience as Grand Marshall for the Fiesta Bowl. He's the perfect spokesperson for the industry. Great look, great verbal confidence.

Backstage, we see the back of Mysterio's head as the mask hangs on his locker. He slips it on, tightens the gloves, and makes his way to the ring. On the way, he's wished well by Maria and Yang and J (speak of the devils). Josh stops him for a comment. Rey isn't afraid of being in the ring with Batista. This won't be a nightmare. It will be a dream come true. Down comes the cage. Nice segment.

Rey Mysterio vs. Batista - number one contender's cage match
This feud stretches back to October's Bragging Rights when Batista accused Rey of betrayal, and we've seen bits of their confrontations since then tonight. They're selling this as a feud blowoff. Cards are subject to change, but the WWE is advertising Batista vs. Undertaker for next week's SmackDown taping in Greenville. My TiFaux reads 1:49 as Tony Chimel begins the introductions. That's not encouraging. Then again, these two can't do the ringside spots that punctuate all their previous matches. Rey, as usual, greets the kids on the way to the ring. Striker and Grisham say he's never been a bigger underdog than tonight. Ray climbs the cage to pose, and he's behaving like this is a truly significant match. Here comes Batista, bearing some awkward stubble at 1:52. We're looking at an eight-minute main event.

Rey attacks, but Batista chucks him into the corner. Rey slips away and heads straight for the opposite corner to climb out. Batista catches his ankle and pulls him back down to the turnbuckles. Rey kicks him back and flies for a crossbody, but Batista moves, and Rey splats to the mat. Batista hurls him into the corner for the shoulder thrusts. Rey rebounds off the ropes for a running crossbody. Batista casually catches him and shrugs him up for an Oklahoma. Rey slides backward and clips the knee. He dropkicks him into the 619 position, and the announcers are convinced there's not enough room for that move. Rey is stopped dead, and Batista realizes Rey is without his finishing set-up. He's a happy man.

He charges, and Rey kicks his knee to send him again sprawled on the rope. Rey runs, bounces off the ropes, and heads toward Batista like he wants the 619. Instead, he runs up his back and up the cage. He's got one leg over the top before he's pulled down. Batista positions him for a Bomb, but Rey rolls down for a sunset flip attempt. That's easily blocked, and Batista tosses him headfirst into the cage. Batista mashes his head with his foot against the cage, and the crowd chants for the 619. Batista gives Rey the Nash toss into the cage. He tries it once more, but Rey catches himself and starts climbing. He's halfway out before he's dragged back. He boots Batista, stands on the top rope, and sentons Batista. He runs off the ropes and right into a boot. Rey dodges a spear, and Batista hits the fencing. Both are slow to get up.

A clothesline and seated dropkick keep Batista down, and Rey climbs. Instead of going out, he springboards into a legdrop and tries a pin. Rey goes up again and bounds into Batista's waiting arms. What appears to be a spinebuster preparation is countered to a small package for two. Batista blocks the wheelbarrow bulldog and slams Rey face first. Dave wants the spear instead of walking out the door, and he connects. Rey is paper thin now.

He's scooped up for a spinebuster that hits, and Dave follows with push-ups. He stomps to call for the Bomb. Rey crawls to the open door, and Batista pulls him back in by the ankles. He hoists him up for the Bomb, but Rey grabs the cage and punches. They stagger to the adjacent cage wall, and Rey struggles to get out. He boots Dave down and climbs to the top. Batista goes for the door, and Rey kicks it onto his head. As Batista collapses to the mat, Rey drops to the floor for the win! Batista again slumps on the ropes in shock and dismay to end another SmackDown, and Rey will meet Taker at the Rumble. A dandy match with no rest for either man. It was nonstop and involving, and the cage changed their dynamic. That was a hot eight minutes.

A much more interesting show than last week's. I honestly hope to see more of Trevor. He has a screen charisma that already surpasses Escobar.



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The funniest thing about heel Batista is he never learns. He's always so overconfident against Rey and it continually bites him in the ass.

The Undertaker acknowledged his second Decade of Destruction for the first time. Complete with "damn, really?" pause.

Did my ears deceive me? Scattered boos for LayCool's beatdown of Mickie. Did Michelle McCool actually draw some heel heat? Wonders will never cease.

In all seriousness, the booking of the Divas on Smackdown as been the best in a long time. I mean, Mickie and Beth have wrestled each other on RAW for years but all they needed was a storyline and it seemed fresh all over again. If and when Beth and Mickie do form the Megapowers, it's gonna be a slow burn to it, but it's been a well crafted story well played by all parties.



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    You gotta figure Dolph is just biding his time before the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania, right?


I will be happy for him if he even gets in. There's going to be a lot of midcard guys who made big contributions in '09 left over after all the top guys pair up with each other. You've got Kofi, Miz, Morrison, McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Christian, Matt Hardy, Swagger, and MVP; plus it always has Finlay to give him his Mania payoff and Shelton who gets his one chance a year to jump onto and off of things; plus Evan Bourne who has no push but could be the star of the match; plus Big Show and Kane if they don't find spots for them.

Two to six of those guys could end up in US, IC, or ECW title matches but it's a really crowded house. I count seven presumed top matches besides MITB plus a women's match, and no Wrestlemania in the last five years has fit more than 8 full matches on it except for 22 when they badly screwed up the time and had to cut one of their main events in half. Last year barely fit seven.

Based on the lay of the land, I think Ziggler, Swagger, Hardy, and Bourne are going to be sad men come March. Cody can just corner Orton (or DiBiase, depending on who turns). Maybe they'll just TNA it with a 16-man MITB mess and not hurt any feelings.

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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro

      You gotta figure Dolph is just biding his time before the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania, right?


    I will be happy for him if he even gets in. There's going to be a lot of midcard guys who made big contributions in '09 left over after all the top guys pair up with each other. You've got Kofi, Miz, Morrison, McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Christian, Matt Hardy, Swagger, and MVP; plus it always has Finlay to give him his Mania payoff and Shelton who gets his one chance a year to jump onto and off of things; plus Evan Bourne who has no push but could be the star of the match; plus Big Show and Kane if they don't find spots for them.

    Two to six of those guys could end up in US, IC, or ECW title matches but it's a really crowded house. I count seven presumed top matches besides MITB plus a women's match, and no Wrestlemania in the last five years has fit more than 8 full matches on it except for 22 when they badly screwed up the time and had to cut one of their main events in half. Last year barely fit seven.

    Based on the lay of the land, I think Ziggler, Swagger, Hardy, and Bourne are going to be sad men come March. Cody can just corner Orton (or DiBiase, depending on who turns). Maybe they'll just TNA it with a 16-man MITB mess and not hurt any feelings.

    (edited by JustinShapiro on 16.1.10 1349)


If Swagger, Ziggler, Hardy and Bourne are not put into the MITB, I honestly think this would be a mistake.

Swagger was supposed to climb but WWE management has put his jets in the hanger. Bourne is still arguably the best high-flyer in the company and it would do justice to see him hit some high spots in the match. Ziggler as mentioned, is getting some wins over Kane but they really don't mean anything (and not to mention his non-existant IC belt push) and being a part of the MITB would help keep his relevancy. You are guaranteed to have Shelton in the match to hit a spot. Unfortunately as mentioned by JustinShapiro, there are some people who will be left off the card because it has become really crowded in the mid-card as it was also mentioned (this is actually a good thing though as the mid-card relevancy was almost extinct not too long ago).

It is too hard to tell who is going to be in this year's MITB as of right now. I just hope people in the mid-card who need it (Swagger, Ziggler, etc...) are put in to help keep them relevant.




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Eric Escobar is finito.

http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/escobarelease

Remember, he was one of two superstars signed by Vince, according to the storyline. He allowed Vickie an avenue of return, and her only non-Escobar action was making Rey/Batista two weeks ago.

He was saddled with a bad look and a weak gimmick. Maybe he can come back with a total reboot.



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In regards to how to stick the mid card guys onto Mania to get the payday: 3 way US Title match, 4 way I-C title match, a gimmick match for either vacant tag belts/#1 contenders to tag belts etc.
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