My Thoughts on June 25th’s SmackDown!
Kane vs. CM Punk No Disqualification Match ended in a No Contest
In his continued quest to avenge the attack on his brother, The Undertaker, Kane took on CM Punk in a brutal No Disqualification Match. As their emotional battle waged on, The Big Red Monster found himself tangling with the entire Straight Edge Society. Despite the odds, Kane held his own, capping off the battle by chokeslamming Luke Gallows through the announce table.
But the action was far from over.
With The Big Red Monster raging, Punk sought refuge by running out into the WWE Universe and into the arena lobby. Kane quickly followed and delivered a punishing attack, smashing The S.E.S. leader through two tables and head-first into one of the arena’s steel beams. Finally, Kane shoved Punk through an exit door, sending him running off into the night.
Kelly Kelly def. Rosa Mendes
After Rosa Mendes attempted to show off by jumping rope in the ring before the match, Kelly Kelly countered with a lightning-fast pinfall after the bell rang. After thewin, Kelly tossed the jump rope at team “Lay-Cool,” which was sitting in on commentary. The duo leaped to its feet and appeared ready to retaliate, but backed away when Tiffany stood side-by-side with Kelly.
Dashing Cody Rhodes voted Most Handsome
With NXT Rookie Husky Harris at his side, Cody Rhodes revealed he was voted “Most Handsome” in the WWE.com Diva’s Poll. After gloating about his victory, Rhodes touted his good looks and dubbed himself “Dashing” Cody Rhodes.
Matt Hardy def. Drew McIntyre
After being reinstated to the roster by SmackDownGeneral Manager Theodore Long, Matt Hardy went to war with arch-rival Drew McIntyre. In a brutal contestfeaturing multiple near pinfalls, it was Hardy who reigned supreme when he finally achieved retribution with a Twist of Fate. Afterward, Long revealed that McIntyre’s visa had expired and ordered security to send him back to Scotland. Can Mr. McMahon get him out of this one?
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, Christian &MVP def. Dolph Ziggler, Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer
Young Superstars Dolph Ziggler, Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer displayed an effective and hungry effort. But in the end, it was the veteran Christian who shined when he countered the Zig Zag and stopped Ziggler cold with the Killswitch.
Big Show def. Jack Swagger by Disqualification(
Bitter about losing the World Title at Fatal 4-Way, Jack Swagger mounted an aggressive offense against Big Show. With The World’s Largest Athlete locked in a painful ankle hold, the former champion closed in on victory. However, when Big Show reached the ropes and Swagger failed to heed the ref’s orders to break the hold within a five-count, Swagger was disqualified. The brutal hold left Big Show stumbling and reeling in pain after the bout.
SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero revealed Money in the Bank details
Kicking off the night, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long revealed that new World Champion Rey Mysterio will defend his title at Money in the Bank. And, Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero announced that the duo will soon choose eight Superstars for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.