WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: FINAL SHOW BEFORE THE ROYAL RUMBLE; MIZ GIVES EVERYONE A HISTORY LESSON; DOLPH ZIGGLER HAS NO NEED TO FEAR THE SPEAR; ROYAL RUMBLE PREVIEW DEL RIO STYLE; BIG SHOW SENDS A MESSAGE TO THE CORRE; KELLY KELLY SHOWS THAT SHE CAN STAND ON THE APRON AND SIT AT RINGSIDE
By Richard Trionfo on 2011-01-28 22:01:07
We begin this week’s show with a time line from last week’s show showing the Corre’s introduction, Teddy Long’s ‘accident’, and Corre’s attack on Edge.
We are live on tape from Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Michael ‘I’m Going to Win the Royal Rumble’ Cole, Matt ‘I’m Going to win the Royal Rumble’ Striker, and Josh ‘Les Thatcher is going to win the Royal Rumble’ Mathews.
Alberto Del Rio is walking in the back and he stops to shake hands with Michael Tarver and introduce himself, but we already know who he is. We drive to commercial with Alberto.
Alberto Del Rio introduces himself but we already know that. He is not going to tell us that it is his destiny to win the Royal Rumble. He is going to prove it. He says that he has thirty nine fighters from around the world ready to fight him. He says it is going to be like a mini Royal Rumble. One fighter is going to come out and then every thirty seconds thereafter until he has eliminated all thirty nine men. Alberto calls for the first amigito to come out.
Match Number Three: The Mini Royal Rumble Del Rio Style: Alberto Del Rio versus Seth Allen versus Mike Stevens versus Kane versus Kofi Kingston versus Rey Mysterio
Del Rio kicks Allen and then hits a back elbow followed by a snap mare and kick to the back. Del Rio throws Allen over the top rope. The next man to enter is Mike Stevens. Del Rio with a drop kick as Stevens enters the ring. Del Rio with an Irish whip and then he hits a running clothesline into the corner followed by a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head. The next amigito is Kane and Del Rio looks shocked.
Del Rio eliminates Stevens while Kane comes to the ring. Del Rio looks around and he puts his finger in Kane’s face. Kane with an uppercut followed by punches. Kane with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Del Rio with an enzuigiri and then he punches Kane. Del Rio runs at Kane but Kane grabs him by the throat and tries to send Del Rio over the top rope.
Out next is Kofi Kingston and he sends Kane and Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Kane and Del Rio return to the ring and Rey Mysterio’s music plays. We have a stand off and Vickie Guerrero comes out to stop things.
Vickie says that she will not have her show get out of control. Since they are all in the ring, we will have a tag match with Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio facing Kane and Alberto Del Rio.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio and Kane versus Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio
Kane and Kofi start things off and Kofi with a kick but it does not affect Kane. Kane with forearms to Kofi. Kane follows that with a vintage uppercut. Kane misses a big boot and Kofi with a drop kick to the knee and a kick to the head for a near fall. Del Rio tags in and he kicks Kofi. Del Rio with a snap mare followed by a drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall. Alberto with a front face lock followed by a slam. Kofi with a back elbow for a near fall.
Rey tags in and he kicks Del Rio. Rey with a drop toe hold and Kofi with an elbow drop. Rey with a drop kick to Del Rio for a near fall. Rey with a kick to the chest followed by shoulders in the corner. Rey misses a charge into the corner and he hits the turnbuckles. Kane tags back in and he punches Rey in the midsection. Kane with a knee to the ribs. Rey with kicks to the leg and then Rey with a drop kick to the knee and Kane falls into the ropes. Kane is able to get to the floor before Rey can hit the 619.
Rey with a drop kick to knock Kane off the apron. Kofi tags in and Del Rio is arguing with Kane on the floor. Kofi with a baseball slide into Del Rio’s back and he collides with Kane. Kofi with a suicide dive onto Del Rio and Del Rio goes into the announce table followed by Rey hitting a seated splash off the apron on Kane. Rodriguez fans Del Rio while Kofi and Kane continue to battle in the ring.
Kofi goes up top but Del Rio pushes Kofi off the turnbuckles and into the ring. Kane with kicks to Kofi while the referee returns to the ring to officiate. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Del Rio tags in and he Irish whips Kofi into the corner and follows that with a clothesline and bulldog for a near fall. Del Rio with boots to the head and then he tags Kane back in. Kane with punches followed by a slam and leg drop for a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock on Kofi but Kofi gets to his feet and he punches his way out of the hold. Kane with a side slam for a near fall.
Del Rio tags back in and he kicks Kofi in the ribs. Del Rio works on the lower back with forearms and Kane does the same when the referee is distracted by Del Rio and Rey. Del Rio with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Kane tags back in and he kicks Kofi. Kane with forearms and he chokes Kofi. Del Rio hits Kofi while the ref was out of position. Kofi tries to make the tag but Kane is able to keep him away from his corner for a moment, but Rey is able to make the tag.
Rey with a seated splash from the turnbuckles followed by an inverted DDT. Rey sends Del Rio to the floor and then he hits a drop kick on Kane and gets a near fall. Kane with a knee to Rey but Rey with a kick and then he tries for a slingshot move but Kane kicks Rey and Rey goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock on Rey. Rey with elbows and punches to get out of the hold. Del Rio with a knee and then he tries for a sunset flip on Rey (but you never give Rey a sunset flip) and Rey rolls through and kicks Del Rio in the head. Both men are down and the referee starts his count. Del Rio gets up first and he kicks Rey. Del Rio gets Rey on his shoulders and then hits a gutbuster before tagging Kane back in. Kane kicks Rey and then stands on his chest. Kane with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip. Rey tries to float over but Kane catches him. Rey is able to hit a DDT and both men are down again.
Kofi and Del Rio tag in and Kofi with a cross body and chops to Del Rio followed by a drop kick to Del Rio and then he hits one to Kane. That loss of focus allows Del Rio to recover and Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio looks to make the tag but Kane is on the ground. Del Rio yells at Kane and then he runs into the corner and gets hit with the pendulum kick followed by a cross body. Kofi gets a near fall but Kane breaks it up. Del Rio argues with Kane and Kane with a big boot to Del Rio.
Kane walks away and Del Rio wants to know what is going on. Kofi propels Rey into Del Rio for a kick to the back that sends Del Rio into the ropes. Rey with the 619 and then Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.