Smackdown Recap 07.17.09
Smackdown Recap 07/17/09 from Miami, FL:SmackDown opened with Jeff Hardy coming to the ring to address CM Punk's comments he made last week. Jeff admitted to being suspended twice, but said he's never been to rehab as Punk insinuated. Jeff then vowed to beat CM Punk at Night of Champions, prompting Punk to arrived to the ring. Punk called Jeff a joke and asked him how many test and classes he failed back in school. Punk said if Jeff had been under his guidance he wouldn't have ever got in trouble. Jeff attacked Punk after Punk claimed all of Jeff's fans will see him become "just another statistic". Punk recovered outside the ring saying he has a match coming up, but that won't stop him from returning the beating at Night of Champions.
John Morrison vs. CM PunkHighlights were shown from weeks ago when Morrison pulled off a rollup pin to get the win against CM Punk. Punk offered a handshake, Morrison accepted, and wound up in the GTS. In recent events, Morrison asked Smackdown GM Teddy Long to give him the winner of Punk-Hardy after Night of Champions.
Late in the match, Punk had Morrison in a headlock down on the mat. Morrison fought out of it and sent Punk to the ropes to put on a headlock. The two ended up going at each other and hitting a double clothesline. Both got up with Punk trying a running knee at Morrison in the corner. Morrison dodged it and hit a flying kick off the ropes, yet failed at the pinfall. Morrison went to the corner and Punk grabbed him for a GTS. Morrison shifted weight, and Punk went for a pinfall. In the corner, Morrison caught Punk with a kick in the face. As he tried to jump onto Punk, Punk slammed Morrison face first to the mat, then tried to roll him up. Morrison reversed it and got the surprise winning pinfall.
With Punk dejected on the mat, Morrison offered his hand for a handshake. Punk looked at him and rolled out of the ring.
Winner: John Morrison wins via pinfall over CM Punk.
Layla came out to dance for the Miami fans, wearing a Miami Heat jersey. Ricky Ortiz interrupted her dance performance and came down the ramp throwing his rally towels into the crowd. Ortiz said the people really need is inspiration and motivation. Ortiz asked when the last time the Miami Heat were any good. He gave Layla one of his rally towels and she dropped the towel.
R-Truth vs. KaneKane locked in a bear hold late in the match, with Truth fighting out. Kane tossed Kane out through the ropes then went out to try to ram him to the ring post. Truth slid off and then clotheslined Kane into the post. Back in the ring, Kane beat an 8 count to continue. The two men went back outside with Kane delivering a shot to R-Truth to level him. Again they returned to the ring with Kane in control. Later still, Truth went for a move off the top rope as Kane was standing up. Kane delivered a boot to Truth's face and took the winning pinfall.
After his victory, Kane looked down at Truth on the mat. All of a sudden, The Great Khali's music started up and Khali came out to the ramp fuming with Singh. Khali walked straight down to the ring staring at Kane. Kane looked out at him, and R-Truth landed a missile dropkick off the top rope to take Kane down. Khali got in the ring and Kane retreated outside, and over the crowd barrier.
Winner: Kane wins via pinfall over R-Truth.
R-Truth was shown in Miami Beach doing his "Delicious Pretty Ricky" act again complete with fake teeth, big & chain, and silly voice. Truth went to the beach in search of women doing all sorts of antics.
Cryme Tyme & Eve vs. The Hart Dynasty & NatalyaHighlights from WWE Superstars last night were shown. Natalya tried to get on the apron to run a distraction during the tag match, but Eve ran over to pull her down. Cryme Tyme won that match leading to tonight's mixed tag.
Late in this match, Eve managed to gain control against Natalya, knocking her to the mat. Eve did her handspring flip to splash onto Natalya then took a pin, but Smith came in to distract the ref. Cryme Tyme and Hart Dynasty ended up in a fight on the outside. Natalya was able to drop Eve on her stomach on the top rope, causing Eve to snap back. Natalya ended up winning the match for her team after a vicious clothesline took down Eve.
Winners: The Hart Dynasty and Natalya win via pinfall over Cryme Tyme & Eve.
A special interview with Edge was shown regarding his plans to return to the WWE after surgery and rehab time off. Edge discussed being a 9 time World Champion and how he's conquered everyone put in front of him along the way. Edge said he's had injuries before but always rises to make another return. Edge said this injury may be the end of his career, because a torn achilles is the toughest injury to return from, but he'll do everything he can to return and become champion. Grisham interviewed Edge about being part of a 14-time tag team title reign and his thoughts on Jericho.
Edge began to respond and Chris Jericho came out to the ring to interrupt. Jericho said he won't allow himself to be punished over Edge's selfish actions, so he'll find a new partner at Night of Champions who's even better than Edge. Jericho listed off all of Edge's injuries broken neck, torn pectorial and now torn achilles. Jericho called Edge frail and weak, saying Jericho's never been injured before in his career. Edge said he'll use what Jericho said to motivate him, and said when he comes back, he'll prove Jericho and everyone else wrong.
Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy vs. Dolph Ziggler & Chris JerichoCM Punk was ringside providing guest commentary and scouting Hardy. Jeff Hardy hit Whisper in the Wind late in the match on Jericho, but was unable to capture the pinfall. Jeff went for a headscissors move with Jericho trying to counter into Walls of Jericho. Jeff escaped it and hit a Twist of Fate, then went for a Swanton. Jeff landed it on Jericho and took the pin, but Dolph Ziggler came in to break it up. Mysterio rushed in to dropkick Ziggler down. Jericho and Hardy wound up fighting on the outside. Jeff threw Jericho towards Punk who moved away. As Jeff turned his back, Punk tossed Jericho into Hardy causing him to hit the steel steps. The ref called for the DQ.
Rey confronted CM Punk outside the ring, and Ziggler ran over to dropkick him down through the ropes, then hit his finisher on him on the floor. Later, Jericho got Jeff into Walls of Jericho in the ring. Punk watched it and then walked up the ramp.
Winners: Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio win due to disqualification when CM Punk interfered.