Friday, January 28, 2011

Smackdown Results 01/28/11

Smackdown Results from Cincinnati, OH:

Smackdown opened with the highlights from last Friday's show involving The Corre, Teddy Long being attacked by unknown assailant(s), and then Justin Gabriel facing Edge in the main event. The Corre interfered while the ref was distracted, helping Gabriel win the contest. After the match, they dismantled Edge in the ring while Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler watched from ringside area.

Josh Matthews welcomed fans to the latest Smackdown, just before Vickie Guerrero started her "Excuse Me" bit in the ring. Vickie said due to injuries suffered last week, Teddy Long won't be there tonight, and she is the acting GM for Smackdown. Vickie continued speaking about the Royal Rumble, but was interrupted by "The Viper" Randy Orton.

Orton said he came out to show his appreciation for being invited to Smackdown. Orton talked to Vickie about how she'll have to excuse him for what he'll do to her boyfriend in the ring later on, and Miz will have to excuse him for taking the WWE title on Sunday. He said as for Vickie, there is no excuse. Vickie cringed away, which brought Dolph Ziggler out to the rescue.

Dolph told Orton he'll show him respect, because he's the guy who will be World Champion on Sunday. Ziggler said never again will he disrespect him and his girlfriend, especially after tonight and Sunday. Orton told him around there, he has to earn the respect, then Randy hit the RKO with fury. Vickie was livid over what just happened and checked on her boyfriend on the mat as Orton posed on the corner.

Kaitlyn & Kelly Kelly vs. Team Lay-Cool

As Layla and Michelle were making their way down the ramp, Kaitlyn and Kelly attacked from behind, then beat them up all the way to the ring. The match finally got started with Kaitlyn and Michelle in the ring.

Kaitlyn had her way with Michelle for a bit, but as she went against the ropes, Layla grabbed her leg from the outside. Kaitlyn turned around and pulled Layla up to the apron and through the ropes a bit. Layla pulled away and dropped down outside. Kaitlyn turned around to get a huge boot kick from Michelle, followed by a pinfall.

Winner: Michelle McCool & Layla win via pinfall over Kelly Kelly & Kaitlyn.

JTG vs. Drew McIntyre

Kelly Kelly stayed seated at ringside next to the commentators to watch the matchup. Michael Cole talked about how Kelly criticized Drew for attacking Trent Barreta a few weeks ago, but earlier tonight Kelly had a sneak-attack on LayCool.

JTG had the early control in the match, as he knocked Drew out of the ring. On the outside, Drew managed to gain the advantage, but Kelly Kelly shook her head as McIntyre attacked JTG.

Late in the match, JTG managed to get some momentum and he went for a backslide pinfall. Drew was able to escape it and turned JTG over then brought him up for the quick FutureShock DDT to win it.

Post-match, Drew left the ring and walked up the ramp. Meanwhile, Kelly Kelly got into the ring and watched him with a look of interest on her face.

Winner: Drew McIntyre wins via pinfall over JTG.

They showed highlights from last Friday when Rey Mysterio and Cody Rhodes faced off. Mysterio was able to capture the pinfall win after a 619, but after Rhodes had exposed the steel knee brace on Rey. That steel knee brace ended up causing injury to Rhodes' face.

Backstage, Todd Grisham interviewed Cody Rhodes, except Rhodes had his back to the camera. Grisham asked if he could face the camera, but Rhodes said no. He talked about how Rey Mysterio destroyed his face in the match last week and now he'll need reconstructive surgery. Rhodes said he's also been told he can't participate in the Royal Rumble match due to all of this. Rhodes said the icing on the cake was a little kid looked at him and said he's not Dashing anymore.

In another backstage interview, Jack Korpela spoke with Edge asking about tonight's main event tag match. Edge brought up The Corre first saying he doesn't forget anything, including their names. He alluded to DJ Gabriel and the rockstar guy with the red hair. Edge said the past few weeks have been really frustrating for him, so tonight he's going to tear Dolph Ziggler in half with a Spear.

They showed Alberto Del Rio walking backstage. He stopped as he came up to Michael Tarver in street clothes. Tarver had a cell phone in his hand. Del Rio introduced himself then said "but you, you already knew that." Tarver gave him a smirk before turning around and going into a nearby office/locker room.

Ricardo Rodriguez did the Spanish intro for Alberto Del Rio who drove out in a white Mercedes SL550 convertible. Josh Matthews said the car costs about $120k.

Royal Rumble Exhibition - Alberto Del Rio

Del Rio told the crowd he's found 39 wrestlers from all over the world. Seth Allen was the first opponent to arrive to the ring and was eliminated quickly. Next out was Mike Stevens who got a quick dropkick in the gut as he entered the ring. The countdown timer went off just as Del Rio was able to toss Stevens out. However, the pyro exploded up near the ramp and Kane walked out from backstage as the next opponent.

Del Rio asked Kane what he was doing there which resulted in Kane slapping Del Rio. Del Rio avoided a charging Kane in the corner, then did his jumping kick to the back of his head. Kane was able to get Del Rio in a chokeslam hold and tried to push him out over the ropes, but Kofi Kingston arrived to the ring next. He rushed over and grabbed Kane's leg to push Kane and Del Rio both out of the ring.

Kofi celebrated the double elimination but the heels rushed back in to try to attack 2-on-1. Suddenly, Mysterio's music hit and Rey arrived to backup Kofi in the ring. The heels and faces were about to face-off, but Vickie Guerrero came out and said they would fight in a tag match instead.

Winner: No contest. Del Rio eliminated two amateur wrestlers, before Kofi Kingston eliminated Del Rio & Kane.

Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio & Kane

Things broke down at one point with Kane knocked to the outside. Del Rio dropped down and yelled at him about strategy, but Kofi rushed across the ring and hit a dropkick which sent Del Rio into Kane. Kofi and Rey did jumps through the ropes and off the corner onto Kane and Del Rio on the outside.

Late in the match, Kofi had a cross body on Del Rio for the pinfall. Kane rushed in and kicked Kofi to break it up. As Del Rio got up he shoved Kane and had words with him. Kane took exception then boot kicked Del Rio down to the mat, before leaving the match and heading up the ramp. Kofi and Rey teamed up with Rey hitting the 619, then Kofi hitting the Trouble in Paradise for the win.

Winners: Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio win via pinfall over Alberto Del Rio & Kane.

Josh Matthews and the commentary team talked over this past Monday night's Raw when World Heavyweight Champion Edge took on WWE Champion The Miz. Dolph Ziggler interfered to hit the Zig Zag on Edge, with Randy Orton rushing to the ring to strike back. Orton delivered RKO's on Alex Riley and Ziggler before The Miz bashed Orton in the leg with the briefcase and ran away.

The Big Show came to the ring to review what happened to him 2 weeks ago when The Corre and its newest member, Ezekiel Jackson took him down in the ring. Jackson was able to powerslam Big Show in the ring. Show talked about how people don't want any part of him when he's angry. He kept talking about the Royal Rumble, but The Corre's theme music hit and the four men walked to ringside where they surrouned the ring. Show kept talking though and challenged each guy to step into the ring and take him on. It seemed nobody wanted a piece of Show, but Heath Slater rushed into the ring and attacked Show from behind. A ref got into the ring and called for the bell.

Big Show vs. Heath Slater

At one point in the match, Show was down on one knee but slapped Slater with one hand to take him down. Show did a running hip splash on. From there, Show managed to toss Slater high in the air and let him hit the mat. Slow was able to finish things off with the chokeslam for the win.

Post-match, Gabriel got on the ropes but Show grabbed him and tossed him into the ring. However, Barrett and Jackson got in the ring too. Eventually Jackson hit a huge running clothesline on Show to level him. The Corre continued its attack until a bunch of superstars from the back arrived to the ring to make a save. Chris Masters, Santino Marella, Vlad Kozlov, Daniel Bryan and others came out to help Show clear The Corre out of the ring, Rumble style.

Winner: Big Show wins via pinfall over Heath Slater.

The commentary team introduced the WWE Royal Rumble by The Numbers highlight video. There have been 24 different winners over the years, many of whom went on to win championship gold at Wrestlemania. Matthews, Striker and Cole talked about this Sunday's Royal Rumble card including Dolph Ziggler vs Edge and Randy Orton vs The Miz.

WWE Champion, The Miz, arrived out with his championship belt and Alex Riley was with him. The Miz cut a promo talking about how Orton can come out to the arena and RKO everyone but it means nothing. Miz said he's WWE Champion now, and he still will be after Sunday. Miz talked about Orton's theme music saying he hear's voices in his head. Miz said he's going to hear his voice after the match saying "I'm the Miz, I'm still WWE Champion and I'm awesome." Dolph Ziggler arrived to the ring along with Vickie Guerrero. Ziggler got in the ring then both he and Miz posed on the ring corners as Smackdown went to break.

Randy Orton & Edge vs. The Miz & Dolph Ziggler

During the match, Orton finally got his hands on The Miz, and managed to hit a huge scoop slam to put him on the mat prior to the commercial break. Orton got down and began stalking The Miz during break, but Ziggler yanked him out of the ring and tossed Orton into the barrier.

However, when Smackdown returned Dolph Ziggler was in control of Orton. The Miz got into the match to continue punishing Orton more. Miz went for his big running clothesline on Orton in the corner, but Orton blasted him with one instead. Orton and Miz both were able to make the hot tags, but Edge came in hotter and had momentum.

Riley tried to distract Edge, but Edge knocked him off the apron. The action broke down with Orton ending up on the outside where he took out Miz and Riley. Meanwhile in the ring, Ziggler tried for the Zig Zag but Edge grabbed the ropes to counter. Ziggler stumbled back as he got to his feet and Edge hit the huge Spear for the win.

Winners: Edge & Randy Orton win via pinfall over Dolph Ziggler and The Miz.

Post-match, Vickie Guerrero grabbed a mic and made the announcement that Edge's Spear is banned for this Sunday's World Heavyweight Championship match. Vickie said if Edge does the move he is DQ'd and automatically loses his championship. The news caused Edge to flip out. He rushed at Ziggler who was on the apron and rammed him hard off the apron. Edge hit another Spear on the outside. Ziggler staggered to his feet with Vickie standing in front of him. Edge got a crazy look in his eyes and went for a third Spear. Vickie moved away and Edge hit Ziggler yet again before Smackdown ended.

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