WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: REY IN ANOTHER WRESTLEMANIA REWIND MATCH; KINGSTON VERSUS BARRETT FOR THE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE; EDGE AND DEL RIO PLAY THE ‘I’M NOT TOUCHING YOU’ GAME FOR NINE DAYS; WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF LAYLA AND MICHELLE ‘SHORE’ IT UP?; TAKER RESPONDS TO TRIPLE H; THE FINAL FULL EPISODE OF SMACKDOWN BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA
By Richard Trionfo on 2011-03-25 22:02:36
This week’s show starts off with highlights from the steel cage match between Christian and Alberto Del Rio that saw Del Rio’s destiny knocked a little off its path with a loss to Christian. Del Rio took out his frustration on Christian with a post match attack, but it was stopped by Edge, who wanted to get close to Alberto’s car. Edge did not get to repossess the car because Brodus Clay attacked Edge from behind.
We move to tonight’s show and Edge is in Teddy Long’s office and Edge’s arm is wrapped up due to last week’s attack. Edge tells Teddy he is getting hit in the arm each week. Edge says that Teddy’s ruling doesn’t make sense because what goes around comes around. He says that he is not getting a chance to go after Alberto and then he suggests that Teddy is showing some favoritism towards Alberto.
Teddy says that what he is doing is in the best interest of the WWE and the Smackdown main event at Wrestlemania. He also says that he is doing this for the best interest of Edge and Alberto Del Rio.
Edge wants to know why he should care about the best interest of Alberto Del Rio because Alberto doesn’t care about his.
Teddy says that this conversation is over and it has gone too far. If Edge or Alberto as much as touch each other, they will both be banned from Wrestlemania.
Devon . . . cue the Green Day.
We are live on tape from Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Michael ‘How do I look in Maize and Blue this week’ Cole, Booker ‘Tressel’ T, and Josh ‘I’m Going to Wrestlemania?’ Mathews.
Edge tells Christian that he appreciates what Christian is saying, but he is going to take the match. Edge tells Christian that he will be in his corner tonight for Christian’s match against Alberto Del Rio. Edge wants to show the world and Alberto that he is one hundred percent and nothing is going to stop him at Wrestlemania.
Alberto is in Teddy’s office complaining about the ‘No Contact’ rule that Teddy established for Edge and Del Rio. Alberto tells Teddy that he is not done with Edge yet. He has nine more days until Wrestlemania and that means nine more things he can do to Edge.
Teddy tells Alberto what he told Edge earlier tonight. That is if either man touches the other, they will both be out of Wrestlemania.
Alberto tells Teddy that he does not have the guts to ban him.
Teddy points out to Alberto that there have been twenty-six Wrestlemanias without Del Rio, and he wants Alberto to try him to see if it will be twenty-seven. He tells Alberto to worry about his match with Christian.
Alberto winks at Teddy and leaves.
Match Number Six: Alberto Del Rio with Brodus Clay and Ricardo Rodriguez versus Christian with Edge
They lock up and Del Rio with a knee and forearm to the head. Del Rio with a side head lock but Christian with a forearm for a near fall. Christian with a side head lock. Del Rio with a kick in the corner followed by a punch after what appeared to be a clean break. Del Rio with more kicks to Christian in the corner and the referee tries to warn him. Del Rio with an Irish whip but Christian back body drops Del Rio to the floor. Christian goes up top and hits a cross body to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and they are back in the ring. Christian with a kick to Del Rio and then he hits a sunset flip for a near fall. Del Rio with a kick but Christian clotheslines Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Christian misses a baseball slide and Del Rio sends Christian into the ringside barrier. Del Rio sends Christian into the ring steps. Del Rio gets a near fall when they return to the ring.
Del Rio with an arm bar on Christian. Del Rio with knees and a head butt followed by a kick. Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a back senton splash for a near fall. Del Rio punches Christian and then points to the Wrestlemania sign before putting Christian in an arm bar. Del Rio with a knee and then he pulls Christian to the mat by his hair. Del Rio with a kick to Christian.
Del Rio goes back to the turnbuckles but he takes too long and Christian recovers and he hits a Frankensteiner and gets a near fall. Christian punches Del Rio and then hits a running forearm. Christian sling shots to the floor and then he connects with an uppercut. Christian goes up top but he misses a cross body when Del Rio moves out of the way.
Del Rio misses the running enzuigiri and Christian goes to the turnbuckles for the Tornado DDT but Rodriguez puts Del Rio’s foot on the rope. Edge chases after Rodriguez but before Edge can hit Rodriguez, Clay takes care of Edge from behind.
Del Rio with a kick and he sets for the Cross Arm Breaker but Christian escapes and tries for the Killswitch. Del Rio gets loose and he tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Christian lands on his feet. Del Rio hits an enzuigiri on Christian and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio puts Christian in the cross arm breaker but Christian gets to the ropes.
Christian and Del Rio each go for clotheslines and they are down. Edge with a spear to Clay on the floor and then Edge grabs a chair and he hits Clay with it.
Back in the ring, Del Rio kicks Christian in the arm and then Del Rio sees Edge standing over Clay with the chair and that delay allows Christian to hit the Killswitch for the three count.
After the match, Edge puts the chair in the ring and he crawls inside. Edge thinks about hitting Del Rio with the chair but Christian stops him and tells Edge to look at the Wrestlemania sign. Christian isn’t banned from making contact with Del Rio and Christian hits Del Rio in the back with the chair. Edge kneels over Del Rio while Christian makes sure that Edge does not touch him. Edge tells Del Rio that he will be able to touch him at Wrestlemania and it is his destiny.