My Thoughts on the May 28th’s WWE Smackdown!
On the May 28th Smackdown! Broadcast from Cleveland, Ohio, We Saw a Qualifying Match for the World Heavyweight Championship for the upcoming PPV ”Fatal 4 Way” (spelled by WWE as F4TAL 4 WAY) and possibly a new Romance….(Yuck!)
The Big Show & WWE Intercontinental champion Kofi Kingston v. World Heavyweight champion Jack Swagger & Drew McIntyre
Jack said he was still their World Heavyweight champion, several times. Jack and Kofi started off. Jack got Kofi in a front chancery and took him down to the matt. Kofi landed on his feet from a belly to back attempt but was kicked in the midsection. Jack tagged in Drew, who took down Kofi and stomped on his head.
Kofi hit his corner punches and then kicked Jack off the apron. Kofi went for a springboard move but Jack pulled Kofi down. Drew tagged in Jack who put in a headlock. Jack took down Kofi with a big spinebuster like takedown. Drew tagged in and stomped on Kofi’s hand.
Drew continued to keep Kofi away from Show. Drew tagged in Jack who put the boots to Kofi. Jack locked in a bear hug, but Kofi elbowed his way out of it. Kofi finally hit a springboard cross body block and got the hot tag to Show. Show exploded on Drew and threw Jack over the top rope with one hand. Drew tried to hit the Futureshock but Show easily lifted Drew and punched him in the face.
My Take: I am still hoping that the ‘Chosen One’ Dew Macintyre gets Knocked off his Pedestal. I Give This Match a 5 out 10.
Vickie Guerrero & Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer + Dolph Ziggler: Vickie said they only have 15 days left. Curt said 15 days was plenty of time, and the fans would pay attention. They left and Dolph came in. Dolph asked Vickie is she was okay. Vickie said everything was fine and thanked Dolph for sticking up for him at the peep show last week. Dolph said it was nothing.
Vickie said it meant everything and she was the official consultant of SmackDown! Vickie started getting really close to Dolph. Vickie said considering her position and the fact that she owes Dolph a favor, he is in a very enviable situation. Dolph said he couldn’t stand to see those 2 clowns making a mockery of her and couldn’t stand for it.
Vickie said as a token of her gratitude she’s arranged a match. Dolph would team up with Chavo and face Christian and Hornswoggle. Vickie said there is more where that came from…(EWWWW)
My Take: I Threw up after watching that..No Comment..
F4TAL 4 WAY QUALIFYING MATCH
C.M. Punk w/Luke Gallows & Serena v. Kane: Punk took off the towel, revealing a ridiculous looking gimp like mask. Punk cornered Kane but ended up getting hit with an uppercut. Kane threw Punk left arm first into the turnbuckle and followed up with a shoulder block to the arm. Punk dodged a corner splash and hit Kane with his corner knee. Kane got out of the bulldog and tried to pull off Punk’s mask. Back from commercial Punk was in control, kicking the **** out of Kane. Kane took over and hit a body slam. Kane went up top but Punk kicked Kane in the leg several times and knocked him off the turnbuckle and onto the floor. Punk continued to attack Kane’s leg. Kane limped back into the ring and Punk slammed Kane’s leg into the steel ring post. Punk continued to attack Kane’s left leg. Kane pushed Punk away and began punching him. Punk went back to Kane’s leg and started wrenching it.
Kane got ready for the chokeslam but Punk fought out of it and was thrown from the ring. Kane hit a cross body block but Kane rolled through for 3. Kane went for the chokeslam again but Punk landed on his feet and tried to hit the G2S. Kane attacked Punk’s mask again so Luke punched Kane in the face while Serena distracted the ref. Punk kicked Kane in the face and hit the G2S awkwardly. Punk pinned Kane for 3.
My Take: I Really wanted to see a Bald CM Punk, but he SOMEHOW managed to surprise us….DAMN!
Christian & Hornswoggle v. Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero w/Vickie Guerrero: Christian and Chavo started off. Chavo took down Christian with an arm lock but Christian fought out of it and hit a drop kick. Chavo hit 2 amigos but Christian fought out of the third and hit his inverted DDT. Christian tagged in Hornswoggle, who began kicking Chavo. Chavo leveled Hornswoggle with a kick, and began stepping on Hornswoggle’s face. Chavo hit a body slam and tagged in Dolph. Dolph hung Hornswoggle by his arms and charged him, but Hornswoggle moved out of the way and tagged in Christian.
Christian exploded on Chavo and tried to hit the killswitch but Chavo fought out of it and started punching Christian in the corner. Chavo charged the corner but Christian hit the pendulum kick, followed by the missile drop kick. Dolph broke the pin and Hornswoggle attacked Dolph. Dolph threw Hornswoggle out of the ring by his beard and was clotheslined out by Christian. Chavo took down Christian and tried to hit the frog splash but Christian moved and hit the killswitch for 3. After the match Dolph locked in the devastating sleeper hold from hell on Christian.
My Take: The Ziggler/Christian Rivalry is starting to Heat Up, However the earlier Backstage Segment that made me Puke. Dolph is (in my opinion, somewhat underused) is Starting to get a Push and he deserved it.
Luke Gallows w/Serena v. Montel Vontavious Porter: C.M. Punk wasn’t with Luke and Serena. Luke and MVP started boxing almost before MVP hit a belly to belly takedown on Luke. They continued to punch each other before MVP hit a running cross body block. Luke started complaining about his eye but MVP kicked him in the face and was back dropped over the top rope.
Luke ran MVP into the apron twice. Luke hit a vertical suplex for 2. MVP hit a second rope shoulder block and got ready for ballin’ but Luke rolled out of the ring and walked into a clothesline off the apron from MVP. Serena distracted the ref and the hooded stranger gave MVP a DDT on the apron. Luke hit the 12 step for 3.
F4TAL 4 WAY QUALIFYING MATCH
The Undertaker v. Rey Mysterio: Taker threw Rey into the corner and Irish whipped him into the other corner, running into a kick from Rey. Rey brought Taker down to one knee but Taker hit a huge clothesline. Taker dropped Rey onto the rope stomach first and tried to boot Rey, Rey ducked causing Taker to get hung up on the ropes. Rey dropkicked Taker out of the ring and hit a springboard moonsault on him. Back from commercial Taker was trying to hit a powerslam but Rey fought out of it and kicked Taker.
Taker broke the count again and put Rey back in the ring after slamming his arm into the apron. Taker continued to work on Rey’s left arm/shoulder. Rey managed to get onto Taker’s shoulders and hurricarana him into the turnbuckle. Rey hit a west coast pop and drop kicked Taker in the back of the head. Rey hit another west coast pop for 2 right after Taker sat up. Rey hit the 619 but when he went for the splash Taker caught him by the throat. Taker hit Rey with a snake eyes, Rey went for the springboard moonsault but Taker reversed it into the tombstone piledriver for 3.
My Take: Now that the Undertaker Returned to SmackDown! for the first time since Wrestlemania 26, could this be a heel turn? Who Knows Really?