WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH; IS DAVID OTUNGA STILL A MEMBER OF NEXUS?; A BATTLE OF THE BIG MEN; CODY RHODES GIVES GROOMING TIPS WHILE MAINTAINING STEREOTYPES; AND FIT FINLAY APPEARS ON TELEVISION
By Richard Trionfo on 2010-11-12 21:58:22
We are live on tape from Manchester, United Kingdom and your announcers are Matt ‘Did the three man booth work for Monday Night Football’ Striker, Todd ‘Mr. Bean’ Grisham, and Michael ‘I haven’t moved from this seat since Monday night’ Cole.
A Rolls Royce drives into the building and it is Alberto Del Rio. We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Alberto Del Rio
They lock up and Alberto backs Kofi into the turnbuckles and Del Rio with a gentle slap to the face. Kofi with a forearm and kicks followed by a European uppercut and a drop kick for a near fall. Kofi with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Del Rio with a clothesline and kick to Kofi. He sends Kofi into the turnbuckles and he kicks Kofi in the corner. Del Rio with a slam to Kofi and then he kicks Kofi in the back. Del Rio with an inside cradle for a one count. Kofi with punches to Del Rio but Del Rio with a knee and then he sends Kofi into the turnbuckles again. Del Rio with an Irish whip and shoulder tackle. Kofi with a leaping back elbow and then he leaps into the corner and punches Del Rio before returning to the mat and he hits a European uppercut.
Del Rio goes to the floor and Kofi with a baseball slide to keep Del Rio on the floor. Kofi with a tope suicida onto Del Rio. They return to the ring and Kofi gets a near fall. Del Rio holds on to the ropes on a drop kick attempt by Kofi so Kofi charges at Del Rio and he is sent to the apron, but he is not on the apron long because Del Rio hits an enzuigiri that sends Kingston to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio has Kofi in a reverse chin lock and then he sends Kofi head first into the mat and he gets a near fall. Del Rio punches Kofi and then he stands over Kofi and gloats about his success so far. Del Rio mocks Kofi but Kofi kicks weakly at Del Rio. Kofi is pulled out of the corner as Del Rio continues to work on the neck and back. Del Rio with knees to the back of the neck. Del Rio with a side head lock but Kofi with forearms and punches as he backs Del Rio into the corner. The referee warns Kofi and pulls him out of the corner.
Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick but he misses a splash into the corner. Del Rio runs into boots from Kofi and Kofi hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick and punch but he misses a clothesline. Kofi hits the Superman punch and he hits the Boom Drop as he waits for Del Rio to get up for Trouble in Paradise. Del Rio gets out of the way and to the floor. They fight on the apron and Del Rio pulls Kofi into the ring post and then he hits a drop kick to the arm against the ring post.
Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker and Kofi taps.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Rey Mysterio’s music plays and he looks like he is ready for a fight. Rey slides into the ring between Del Rio’s legs and then Rey has a kick blocked but he hits an enzuigiri and it sends Alberto into the ropes and Rey hits the 619 on Del Rio. Del Rio goes to the floor as Rey stands tall in the ring.
Match Number Three: Edge versus David Otunga with his hooded and bedazzled Nexus jacket in a David Otunga’s Nexus Career on the Line Excommunication Lumberjack Match
As soon as the bell rings, Edge runs across the ring and he peppers Otunga with forearms while the lumberjacks start to spread out around the ring after being clustered together. Edge with kicks in the corner followed by an Irish whip and spinning heel kick. Edge clotheslines Otunga over the top rope to the floor and Otunga’s allies are not to be found because they were scared off by the numbers disadvantage. Rey kicks Otunga and then Cody and Kofi roll him back in. Edge punches Otunga and David things about leaving the ring, but the presence of the Smackdown lumberjacks keep him in the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back and Edge throws Otunga to the floor and Finlay hits Otunga before some of the others get in a few kicks on the man who would be King of Nexus. Edge gets a near fall. Edge with an elbow to the back of the head but Otunga sends Edge to the floor and Edge has a safe re-entry into the ring . . . until Alberto Del Rio pulls Edge off the apron. MVP argues with Del Rio on the floor while Edge is returned to the ring.
Otunga with kicks and punches to Edge while the bickering continues. Otunga chokes Edge in the ropes and then he gets a near fall. Otunga with a reverse chin lock and Edge gets back to his feet and he punches Otunga. Otunga with a back elbow to the chest and he gets a near fall. Otunga slaps and kicks Edge gingerly and then hits a series of elbow drops and gets a near fall. Otunga with a suplex and he gets a near fall. While this is going on, Porter and Del Rio continue to argue on the floor.
Otunga with a rear chin lock into a reverse chin lock but Edge with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Edge with punches and a flying forearm and clothesline. Edge with an Edge-o-Matic for a two count. Edge with a punch in the corner but Otunga with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner and Edge gets a two count with a rollup. Edge with a punch but Otunga with a kick to the chest. Edge responds with a flapjack and then Edge with a baseball slide to Del Rio’s back and he collides with Porter and that leads to the lumberjacks brawling at ringside.
Edge counters the World’s Most Dangerous Spinebuster with an Impaler DDT and he sets up for the spear. Michael McGillicutty enters the ring to try to interfere and he eats a spear for his troubles. Edge sets for another spear but we have a new lumberjack and it is the World Champion, Kane. Kane grabs Edge and hits a choke slam while the referee is not looking at the action in the ring (but at the TitanTron). Otugna gets the three count on a motionless Edge.
Winner: David Otunga
After the match, Nexus takes Otunga away from the ring and to safety.