SMACKDOWN SPOILERS FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO by Clock @ 1:20:00 AM on 8/10/2005
SD results from August 9th in Columbus Ohio. Some stuff might be out of order but the match info is all correct -
Kazarian defeated London by using the ropes, London grabs mic and cuts a 30 second whiny promo that didn't make sense about him always getting screwed. Candice Michelle was the special guest ring announcer.
WWE Cruiserweight champ Nunzio defeats Jimmy Jacobs
Ken "Mr." Anderson defeats Funaki
Hardcore Holly defeats Steven Richards with an Alabama Slam. No Blue Meanie. No Nova.
Booker T vs. Joey Mercury. Melina, Jillian and Nitro accompany Mercury to the ring, Sharmel accompanies Booker. Jillian distracts the ref while Nitro beats on Booker T, ref sees and throws out Jillian and Nitro. Booker T wins with a really bad scissors kick.
Peep Show with Guest WWE champion Batista - Christian complains about not having a match at Summer Slam, challenges Batista for later. Batista accepts.
Animal and Heidenreich are shown walking to the ring backstage
WWE World Tag Team champions Animal and Heidenreich defeat two jobbers with a Doomsday Device. No shoulder pads for Heidenreich yet.
Randy Orton and Teddy Long argue backstage, Teddy says Orton has a match against a Legend who had a legendary feud with the Undertaker
Orton comes out to the ring and his opponent is Kamala. Orton hits RKO, poses, Taker's music hits and a RIP Randy video is shown. Match ends in no contest I think.
John Cena's new music video plays.
The Mexicools come out on their Juan Deeres. Match is Super Crazy and Psicosis vs. Scotty Too Hotty and William Regal Partway through the match Regal decides to leave, and Psicosis did his legdrop and pins Scotty. This was the same deal they taped last week in Bridgeport, CT but didn't air it.
Chris Benoit defeats Simon Dean with the Crossface. Crowd went nuts for Benoit.
WWE World champion Batista and Christian went for a little while, mainly Batista owning Christian, then Batista hits a spinebuster. He is going for the Batista Bomb when JBL comes out and interferes. Match is over, but it sets up the dark match main event which is a JBL vs. Batista Street fight, lasting about 5 minutes with Batista winning.
Somewhere in all the mess was a 20 minute Eddie/Rey segment where Eddie brought a child service worker out to take Dominic and give him to Eddie. After 20 minutes of nonsensical bantering between Eddie and Rey the children's service worker decides to put Dominic in a foster home. The Eddie vs. Rey custody match is set up for Summer Slam. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------
The last paragraph alone is making me not even care to turn the channel to this show. For the love of God.
If they’re really doing the Rey/Eddie “Custody match,” I wish they’d go all the way with it and make it a ladder match, with Dominic being suspended above the ring.
The show sounds fairly dull. No real feud for the tag champs. No real feud for the former tag champs (nor do they even seem to care). No feud for Christian. No feud for Benoit. And very little is being done to advance the feuds that were already in place. The only one that seems to be making any forward progress is Eddie vs. Rey. Oy.
I'm interested in seeing Ken Anderson after all the promotion Heyman has given him in OVW. I've only been able to READ about the company, though, so it'll be a first-time experience for me.
Jacobs is great. Glad to see him getting a WWE pay-date. Nunzio, however, must be swimming in confidence over the future of his 1st Cruiserweight title reign. I mean, his first match after winning the belt gets to be a non-title match against a complete jobber!
Glad I read this. guess it is a night of working on my pulling tractor Thursday. No need to watch the child custody soap opera and the rest does look pretty dull. If nothing else I can paint the tractor and watch it dry .:)
Two straight weeks of the announcers saying the tag team champions are "looking very impressive", coinciding with two straight weeks of them, you know, beating two guys who are just barely given names, let alone actually on the WWE roster. And apparently Animal and Hawkenreich are now officially "LOD", based on Michael Cole and Tazz's commentary.
I guess MNM is kinda sorta feuding with Booker T and maybe Chris Benoit, but that's ambiguous at best. And of course they're going to have a match where the winner gets custody of Dominic, and the courts are going to agree to it, because after all, who could be better suited to be a parent than a guy who wins a wrestling match? On the other hand, this is apparently just a setup for Eddie to go 0-7 against Rey.
Oh, well, the whole storyline would ring a little bit more true to me if Eddie hadn't defeated Rey for the Cruiserweight Title back on the 11/10/97 edition of WCW Monday Nitro. I think if Eddie does get into the WWE Hall of Fame, his record will probably have to reflect that. He also beat him on the 11/14/02 SmackDown, and retained the WWE Championship by pinning Rey on the 3/18/04 SmackDown, for crying out loud. But then, Andre was undefeated for 15 years, too. WWE is masterful at revisionist history.
Great to see they're gonna keep The Peep Show going, and always good to see Christian, but I thought it would've been neat if Christian would've hit the Unprettier on Batista as a little afterthought after JBL whooped his ass. Oh, well. Still, Christian needs a match at SummerSlam-- keep the peeps happy, WWE!
(Edit-- Found yet a third Eddie win over Rey. And I haven't bothered going through the Nitro/Thunder archives, yet.)
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