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Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 28, 2011, 05:42:38 PM
I went to tonight's Smackdown taping for July 1st, so I figured I'd do spoilers for what I remember of the show.

Show started with a dark match:
Derrick Bateman def. Johnny Curtis.  I was right on the rail and I don't think Johnny Curtis understood my Johnny Curtis is Punny sign because he walked away looking confused.  Bateman got the crowd behind him.  After NXT it became apparent why Bateman beat Curtis.

NXT started, won't really recap the show because it's already been online.  Young got a lot of heat for mocking Chavo, Kidd and Tatsu had a fun match, JTG is officially a heel who loses to rookies, Connor O'Brien got eliminated and Batemen with Bryan are back on the show with the final two of Young and O'Neil, so the guy who hasn't been on the show may when despite Darren Young being awesome.

We saw some Wrestlemania promos, the standard Tribute to the troops.  Fun story, for all the people who pop during DVD previews and commericals, it was dead silent during the Nitro DVD commercial.

Superstars:

1. Alicia Fox with Rosa Mendes defeats Kaitlyn with Natalya.  I had awseome seats for Alicia's entrance, that was a highlight.

2. Usos and Trent Barretta defeat Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater.  These guys put on a nice match with some awesome sequences to wake up the crowd toward the end.  Spot of the night potentially as the Usos and Gabriel/Slater brawled on the outside, Barretta superplexed Kidd off the top onto them!  Definitely try to catch this match when it hits YouTube if you don't watch Superstars normally.

Smackdown:

Highlight package of Mark Henry hyping Henry vs Orton tonight.

Show opened with Christian talking to Teddy Long about his Money in the Bank contract.  Teddy said that Christian better not bug him or interfere in the announced match because he technically Henry won last week, so he could make it a triple threat or take Christian out completely.

Randy Orton defeats Mark Henry by countout.  Orton and Henry brawl on outside when Big Show's music hits.  Henry is distracted, Orton hits an RKO and dives in the ring right before count hits ten.

Mark Henry goes over and beats up the sound guy, throwing him off a platform for messing him up.

Christian appears backstage to talk to Teddy again.  Teddy blames Christian for the Big Show trip, tells him there will be a contract signing tonight but after he fights Sin Cara.

Daniel Bryan defeats Ted Dibiase by submission.  Pretty standard, not much to report on match.  There was no audio on the entraces, I was worried we weren't going to get them all night to sell the Henry thing, luckily it was fixed by Bryan won.

Cody belittles Ted backstage.

Christian defeats Sin Cara with a spear.  Decent little match with Christian making Sin Cara look really good.  Sin Cara was super over.

Cody Rhodes defears Zeke Jackson in a non-title match.  Ted was messing around on the outside, Cody won the CrossRhodes.

Kane defeated Wade Barrett with a chokeslam.  They showed the Money in the Bank case before and after the match but no graphics to the audience.  No idea if these guys are both in or if this was qualifying, there was no confirmation.

Christian and Orton do a contract signing.  Christian has some guy as his lawyer.  Orton belittles Christian for too many chances, he doesn't respect him like he did when it started.  Before Christian can sign, Sheamus runs out of the crowd and attacks both men and rips up the contract.

After Smackdown went off the air, we got a streetfight with Christian/Orton.  Typical of what you'd expect, Christian tries to take belt, Orton gets him, short brawl, RKO.

I think those were all the matches because they all got decent time.  Early in the show, they showed a recap of Khali turning on Singh to join Mahal, but there was no segment for the live audience.  I'd expect one on the show.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on June 28, 2011, 05:45:59 PM
I'm stunned Sin Cara's undefeated streak is over. Especially since they've made it a point like last week and put it over on commentary. Thought he was gonna keep it for a while since it seemed like it was going to start a storyline.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 28, 2011, 06:04:28 PM
Yeah, I was surprised he lost but don't see how they could go any other way with Christian still in the main event.  Took a lot to take him down and Christian made him look really good though.  A couple times when Cara did his flippy stuff, Christian pulled "I'm outta here" and started taking off.  There was one cool spot where like Cara blocked a superplex and did some flips back and forth that Christian sold awesomely as not wanting to deal with.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on June 29, 2011, 12:40:38 AM
They love their count outs these days. Did they ever show any sort of graphic indicating who the SmackDown guys in MITB were?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Black Lushus on June 29, 2011, 12:49:03 AM
Are they pretty much done with Wade Barrett?  Damn shame really.  I always pictured Barrett and Sheamus eventually getting in to some sort of England vs. Ireland feud, both of them with their faces painted like the flags of their country in a blood bath type brawl.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on June 29, 2011, 01:19:56 AM
Are they pretty much done with Wade Barrett?  Damn shame really.  I always pictured Barrett and Sheamus eventually getting in to some sort of England vs. Ireland feud, both of them with their faces painted like the flags of their country in a blood bath type brawl.

Barrett costs Sheamus a title shot and then claims that, as an Englishman, opressing the Irish comes naturally to him
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 29, 2011, 06:17:17 AM
They love their count outs these days. Did they ever show any sort of graphic indicating who the SmackDown guys in MITB were?

Unfortunately not to the love crowd.  The Smackdown Money in the Bank case was above the ring for all of Smackdown and they showed it on the TitanTron before Kane/ Barrett and Kane looked at it after he won but there was no graphic if they were already in.  I'll be mad if it was a qualifier and Wade lost to Kane.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BorneAgain on June 29, 2011, 06:50:30 AM
There's only like 7-8 people (Sin Cara/DiBiase/Rhodes/Bryan/Barrett/Zeke/Kane) who would make sense in the match anyway, they can't afford to not have someone like Barrett in.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on June 29, 2011, 07:06:34 AM
That was my thought based on the roster.  Even someone like Mahal who they are pushing I think is being too protected to be put in that match.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on June 29, 2011, 07:09:42 AM
They'll probably put Gabriel in so he can do a 450 off the ladder.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BorneAgain on June 29, 2011, 07:10:07 AM
They might as well just send Drew back to SD. Its not as if they're doing anything with him on Raw, and given that Henry/Show are apparently fighting on both shows, the brand split really doesn't matter all that much.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on June 30, 2011, 02:29:53 AM
Here's the taping notes for the show airing on the 8th:

Dark match

Johnny Curtis b Derrick Neikirk

NXT

Tyson Kidd b Yoshi Tatsu

Derrick Bateman & Daniel Bryan b Darren Young & Titus O'Neil

Superstars

Alicia Fox b Natalya

Wade Barrett b Don Gonzalez

Smackdown

The show opened with the Smackdown Money in the Bank competitors in the ring.  Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett all talked. Sheamus ended up hitting the ring with a chair and everyone left.  Sheamus vowed to win Money in the Bank.  Christian then came out and announced one of the stipulations for the match is that if Randy Orton gets disqualified, or the match has bad officiating, then Christian gets the title.

Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes b Ezekiel Jackson & Daniel Bryan when DiBiase pinned Jackson

Jinder Mahal b Trent Barreta - Great Khali is on commentary here

A.J. b Tamina

Mark Henry b Kane

Sin Cara b Tyson Kidd - Sin Cara super over

Usos b Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel

Randy Orton vs. Sheamus saw Christian interfere and attack Orton.  Sheamus then laid out Christian with the Brogue kick, and then Orton gave Sheamus an RKO.  DiBiase & Rhodes attacked Orton and Sin Cara made the save.  Orton also gave Christian an RKO.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 30, 2011, 02:42:02 AM
Ah shit.....

You know what that show ending booking means!
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on June 30, 2011, 02:48:44 AM
Smackdown MITB participants:

Cody Rhodes
Daniel Bryan
Wade Barrett
Sin Cara
Heath Slater
Justin Gabriel
Kane
Sheamus
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on June 30, 2011, 03:08:46 AM
Nice to see Kane continue his "What the hell is he doing in here?" role in MITB.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on June 30, 2011, 03:10:25 AM
Based on that list, Sheamus will be world champion in the near future or this will be the first unsuccessful cash-in.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on June 30, 2011, 03:14:46 AM
Nice to see Kane continue his "What the hell is he doing in here?" role in MITB.

They need a big guy to land on for safety.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: ChrisMWaters on June 30, 2011, 03:20:03 AM
I thought that Kane would be in the match for his classic "pyro causes ladders to catch on fire" entrance.

Which I still love to this day.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Damaramu on June 30, 2011, 03:23:23 AM
How does one determine bad officiating for Christian to get the title? I smell some sort of screwjob.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on June 30, 2011, 07:11:45 AM
Based on that list, Sheamus will be the first unsuccessful cash-in.

This is what I'm predicting.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on June 30, 2011, 07:16:41 AM
Cody Rhodes is a possibility. I think they've got plans for him.

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: wnyxmcneal on June 30, 2011, 07:50:05 AM
How long will Justin Gabriel pause for before hitting his 450 off the ladder
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on June 30, 2011, 08:52:24 AM
Since WWE are in work/shoot mode now, a Justin Gabriel vs Randy Orton match should emerge from all this Kelly stuff.

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Gert on June 30, 2011, 11:46:13 AM
Since WWE are in work/shoot mode now, a Justin Gabriel vs Randy Orton match should emerge from all this Kelly stuff.



Hey Gabriel is a backstage fight away from headlining Summerslam!

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on June 30, 2011, 12:09:29 PM
Since WWE are in work/shoot mode now, a Justin Gabriel vs Randy Orton match should emerge from all this Kelly stuff.



Hey Gabriel is a backstage fight away from headlining Summerslam!


Yes!

C'mon, Justin. You're not going to let him talk about your girl like that, are you?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: MFer on July 01, 2011, 05:05:48 AM
I'm not seeing where it makes sense to have the Usos beat Slater/Gabriel 2 out of 3 times on Smackdown. Especially when no one gave a shit about the Usos as little as a month ago; now they just pop up out of the blue like WWE's trying to give a damn about the tag division.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 01, 2011, 05:54:57 AM
It seems odd but when I went to the tapings on Tuesday, in a city where usually anyone outside of main eventers get little heat, the Usos were surprisingly over.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Winter Epicland on July 01, 2011, 06:15:41 AM
Henry torturing the sound guy was AWESOME. I'm all for this monster push.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Black Lushus on July 01, 2011, 06:16:52 AM
He'll just get jobbed back to the midcard like that other crazed black man on that other show...
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Winter Epicland on July 01, 2011, 06:24:34 AM
2011 is the year of the angry Negros! (my mother's black so I'm allowed to say that).
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 01, 2011, 07:12:57 AM
I'm not seeing where it makes sense to have the Usos beat Slater/Gabriel 2 out of 3 times on Smackdown. Especially when no one gave a shit about the Usos as little as a month ago; now they just pop up out of the blue like WWE's trying to give a damn about the tag division.

They might need Usos/Nexus to fill out the Money In The Bank card? Maybe? I dunno. But I'm all for this Usos push, random as it may be.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 01, 2011, 08:45:34 AM
I'd hope Ziggler and Zeke both get to defend their titles at the show seeing they aren't in the ladder matches.  Zeke could logically defend against DiBiase but I have no idea who Dolph could face with Kofi and Bourne in the ladder match.  I doubt we'd see Masters or Ryder on PPV seeing neither can make RAW.

Right now they're at 5 matches (both world titles, both ladders and divas).  I'd think at least one more match gets added, which will probably be Show/Henry.  I'd like for them to strike while hot and give the Usos the tag belts because like I said, surprisimgly over for freshly turning face and barely being on TV and although I like tag teams, once Punk's gone, there is no reason for McGillicutty and Otunga to stay together.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Guns N' BOses on July 01, 2011, 09:07:10 AM
Bryan wins MITB, chases Punk around various indies trying to cash it in. If this doesn't happen, I'm boycotting WWE, Mattel, 7-11, Just for Men, Skittles, Gillette, Subway, Arrogance, and Slim Jim.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 01, 2011, 09:27:00 AM
Bryan wins MITB, chases Punk around the world trying to cash it in.

Fixed.

Bryan vs Punk in front of 20,000 penguins in Antarctica = buys.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 01, 2011, 11:12:29 AM
Mark Henry and Randy Orton have a surprising amount of chemistry together. A short PPV slugfest between the two might actually be good. Just 10 to 15 minutes of big moves and brawling all around the ring... it would be great.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 01, 2011, 11:15:22 AM
I'm going to need a gif of Henry launching that soundman.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 01, 2011, 11:21:31 AM
While Alex Riley has proven he can be much more than a stooge... it appears Ted DiBiase Jr. is only interesting when he is somebodies stooge.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Anakin Flair on July 01, 2011, 01:05:31 PM
I'm going to need a gif of Henry launching that soundman.
THIS
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 01, 2011, 01:47:45 PM
Orton's anger at Christian "hiding behind lawyers" is pretty funny since he was doing the EXACT same thing a few years ago with HHH and Vince.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monsoon Classic on July 01, 2011, 02:04:42 PM
I loved Henry going all "You're free to go . . . where do you think you're going?!?"
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 01, 2011, 02:17:22 PM
Mark Henry and Randy Orton have a surprising amount of chemistry together. A short PPV slugfest between the two might actually be good. Just 10 to 15 minutes of big moves and brawling all around the ring... it would be great.

Randy Orton's all like "No thanks"
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 01, 2011, 02:35:07 PM
It's too bad Ted DiBiase is cursed with Ted DiBiase's charisma, because he could probably be something in WWE.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 01, 2011, 03:29:49 PM
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Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 01, 2011, 03:35:22 PM
(http://imgon.net/di-9SS4.gif)

(http://www.nomaas.org/images/excitedotel.jpg)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 01, 2011, 03:35:47 PM
Mark Henry and Randy Orton have a surprising amount of chemistry together. A short PPV slugfest between the two might actually be good. Just 10 to 15 minutes of big moves and brawling all around the ring... it would be great.

Randy Orton's all like "No thanks"

Vince McMahon wants tough guys and yet this lily pad faggot gets to run around smoking joints and throwing temper tantrums like a 3 year old?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 01, 2011, 03:52:07 PM
(http://imgon.net/di-9SS4.gif)

Goes good with:

Super Mario Bros OST : 8 - You're Dead (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-3XbeRzISc#)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 01, 2011, 08:12:37 PM
I can't remember the last time Christian got stiffer with someone over fucking something up, or for almost fucking up like Cara did a few times tonight. Maybe this is why even the best of wrestlers get sent to developmental?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 02, 2011, 01:51:28 AM
Did Christian tell the ref "I can't see in these lights!"?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 02, 2011, 05:22:49 AM
Mark Henry and Randy Orton have a surprising amount of chemistry together. A short PPV slugfest between the two might actually be good. Just 10 to 15 minutes of big moves and brawling all around the ring... it would be great.

Randy Orton's all like "No thanks"

Vince McMahon wants tough guys and yet this lily pad faggot gets to run around smoking joints and throwing temper tantrums like a 3 year old?

Yeah, but he didn't let Batista sleep with his girlfriend. That's the main thing.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 02, 2011, 05:54:08 AM
(http://imgon.net/di-9SS4.gif)

Goes good with:

Super Power, super jump (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heE1MqS9u6Y#)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 02, 2011, 06:00:49 AM
Mark Henry throwing random people into the abyss is the best character development ever.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Arachnid on July 02, 2011, 05:11:36 PM
I can't remember the last time Christian got stiffer with someone over fucking something up, or for almost fucking up like Cara did a few times tonight. Maybe this is why even the best of wrestlers get sent to developmental?

The wheelbarrow thing looked brutal, but I think that was Cara's fault.  Just landed right on his face.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Arachnid on July 02, 2011, 05:12:21 PM
Did Christian tell the ref "I can't see in these lights!"?

Yes and it was hilarious.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monsoon Classic on July 08, 2011, 11:07:39 AM
That NXT retro segment was a little unsettling.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 08, 2011, 11:32:37 AM
...I was able to actually buy Ted Jr. getting the pin on Zeke there. Still doesn't top the time Cody Rhodes beat Mark Henry in 3 minutes on RAW.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 08, 2011, 11:40:46 AM
Khali and Booker on commentary for a Trent Barreta match? This would be awesome if it were maybe Trent just wrestling himself.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 08, 2011, 12:05:15 PM
lol Henry and Booker T
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Guns N' BOses on July 08, 2011, 04:11:08 PM
I know that when you're trying to sell an eight-man ladder match, where anything can happen and everybody has a chance at winning, the last thing you want to do is say that one of the wrestlers has no shot. However, when Josh admitted that you would definitely not want to bet on Heath Slater winning MITB, I loved it. Only because it was Heath Slater.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 08, 2011, 04:41:36 PM
The IC title seems to be a cursed item in 2011. I'm pretty sure it brought Kofi, Wade, and now Zeke nothing but losses.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 08, 2011, 11:36:39 PM
I know that when you're trying to sell an eight-man ladder match, where anything can happen and everybody has a chance at winning, the last thing you want to do is say that one of the wrestlers has no shot. However, when Josh admitted that you would definitely not want to bet on Heath Slater winning MITB, I loved it. Only because it was Heath Slater.

Nice to see WWE continuing with the running joke that Nobody Likes Heath Slater.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 09, 2011, 06:24:32 AM
Rajah had a snippet from the new WWE magazine where Wade Barrett shot down the rumors of him and Drew McIntyre having the work visa issues due to WWE last year.  He then went on to add some more about Slater:

Quote
"I pride myself on being an intelligent human being. I encourage other people to educate themselves as well. And, without of a doubt, Heath Slater is the dumbest human being I've ever met," Barrett says.

"I love Heath; he's a great guy. But Heath Slater is an imbecile. I can tolerate his ridiculous haircut and his over-the-top mannerisms—floating around the room and such—but when he opens his mouth, my blood really starts to boil."
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BorneAgain on July 09, 2011, 12:20:24 PM
Part of me really wants to see Slater win MITB just to see not only lose his cash-in but do so in about 10 seconds after an RKO/Killswitch.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 09, 2011, 12:23:32 PM
Slater wins, decides to join Orton/Christian in a triple threat instead of waiting for his own match (because he's a retard). Orton throws Christian out of the ring, RKO, pins Slater in 10 seconds to retain the title. Would Christian have a case for a rematch then?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 09, 2011, 12:24:52 PM
The payoff to all this Slater hate is gonna be that Punk beats Cena, then beats the RAW MITB winner, and then Slater will try to cash in but Vince stops him and says he'd rather have the WWE title out of the company than with Slater.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on July 09, 2011, 03:12:16 PM
Vince coming out and tackling Slater before he pins CM Punk will make it.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 09, 2011, 03:18:41 PM
WWE will never live up to our expectations.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 10, 2011, 08:06:25 AM
Ed Koskey was recently promoted to the role of head writer on the WWE Smackdown creative team. He replaced Michael Hayes.

Powell's POV: Hayes held the position for a number of years and remains with the company. I'm told that Hayes essentially manages the agents and is the finish man under Vince McMahon. The news of Koskey's promotion was released by former WWE creative team member Court Bauer, who can be followed on Twitter at Twitter.com/CourtBauer.


prowrestling.net
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 10, 2011, 08:11:03 AM
Don't care for the Court plug at the end. I think the next time I send in pointless news to Meltzer I'm going to note I can be followed at my twitter address (and apparently clarify I only use it to harass TV show producers and website content updaters with the occasional liveblogging of something I'm watching on Classics on Demand - damned stalker friends I need to justify my actions to).
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 10, 2011, 08:18:28 AM
Even though Hayes feel into the same trap everyone else in WWE does with constant rematches... guys actually got a chance on Smackdown to get over.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 10, 2011, 08:35:10 AM
I liked Hayes because he didn't overbook. Raw can be horrendously overbooked at times. Smackdown always had way better pacing.
 
A lot of ex-writers have complained about how paranoid Hayes was about his spot, and was always worried some new writer would take his place. One guy even said he would usually try and drive out any promising new writers if he saw them as a threat. So I guess he didn't go out peacefully, no matter what the offical word is.  
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 10, 2011, 08:46:50 AM
Hayes was probably the best booker/writer they've had when you consider how Smackdown would usually get screwed in the draft and he always made it work somehow.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 10, 2011, 08:56:58 AM
I don't know if this is a Koskey thing or coincidence, but I do like how the title scene is going on Smackdown lately.

The top feud is clearly Orton and Christian. But it's not like everybody else is just standing around with their thumb up their ass waiting until the next feud slot is ready. Sheamus is actually chasing the title. Henry has been actually chasing the title. I guess you could say they've been doing the same thing on Raw, to some degree, with Truth beating Cena in the table match and Del Rio becoming the "number one contender". But I like that there's actually some sembleance of a world title 'scene' as opposed to a two man feud.


Also, the FAV FIVE is the best thing about Smackdown and they need a weekly segment with Booker running down his five, like a wackier WCW Top Ten.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 10, 2011, 09:01:09 AM
Yeah I also liked how they had Henry solidify himself as a main event threat by beating Kane clean last episode. He got to survive the chokeslam and kick out of a bunch of other stuff that would of put him down in the past when he would go against Kane.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 12, 2011, 05:37:20 PM
Sheamus begins his face turn this week by losing to Sin Cara and than being beaten down by Wade Barrett after the match. Don't care how it happened, I'm just happy they're finally running with Big Red as a face.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 12, 2011, 05:40:04 PM
I was wondering if he was going face last week and got excited when I saw the spoilers too.  Been waiting for a Sheamus face turn.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 12, 2011, 05:46:32 PM
Hopefully it eventually leads to super hero warrior over the top like Hulk Hogan Sheamus that was an awesome face over in Europe.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Wrestlemania/Limp Bizkit WINNER on July 12, 2011, 11:53:51 PM
Quote
Johnny Curtis said he would have his first match on Smackdown soon.

Oh man I hope he's holding a book of matches as he cuts this promo...then pulls one out and...ah shit
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 13, 2011, 03:34:30 AM
Sheamus begins his face turn this week by losing to Sin Cara and than being beaten down by Wade Barrett after the match. Don't care how it happened, I'm just happy they're finally running with Big Red as a face.

I was at the show last night. How do you figure this is the start of a face turn? At Money in the Bank it's every man for himself. Heels will be fighting heels. Sheamus attacked everyone last week, Barrett took revenge this week. I didn't see any signs of Sheamus turning face. In fact, it sounded like most people were cheering for Barrett last night.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 13, 2011, 03:40:05 AM
Who played face in Gabriel vs. Slater?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 13, 2011, 03:42:35 AM
Who played face in Gabriel vs. Slater?

Gabriel. The match wasn't announced ahead of time, so when he came out he got booed. But then Slater came out as his opponent and cut the old "I'm tired of carrying you" promo.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Ed on July 13, 2011, 01:08:58 PM
Awww, I wanted Gabriel as an annoying little shithead character.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: luke-o on July 14, 2011, 02:55:55 AM
So, they split the pair up?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Damaramu on July 14, 2011, 03:01:59 AM
So.......where are the spoilers?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 14, 2011, 03:04:02 AM
Internet.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Damaramu on July 14, 2011, 03:05:59 AM
Internet.

Touche'
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 14, 2011, 03:14:35 AM
Smackdown Spoilers (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=smackdown+spoilers+7%2F15)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 14, 2011, 03:48:46 AM
Quote from: http://www.gerweck.net/2011/07/12/on-going-smackdown-spoilers/
Results from Mohegan Sun Arena from the Mohegan Sun Arena:

- It was announced that Ted DiBiase will challenge Ezekial Jackson for the IC title tonight.

- Randy Orton and Christian cut promos about their Money in the Bank match on Sunday.

- We see a Mark Henry promo.

- Announced: Mark Henry and Big Show in a face-off

- IC title match: Ezekial Jackson defeated Ted DiBiase

- Cody Rhodes pinned Daniel Bryan

- Christian cuts another promo from inside the casino

- Face off: Mark Henry and The Big Show

- Kelly Kelly defeated Rosa Mendes

- Johnny Curtis cuts a promo

- Justin Gabriel defeated Heath Slater

-Randy Orton vs. Kane resulted in a no contest after Christian interfered. After the match, a staredown between Orton and Christian ended the show.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 14, 2011, 06:00:05 AM
Interestingly, Big Dave mentioned Mark Henry was supposed to be fueding with Orton soon, but Orton doesn't like working with him, and those plans may have been nixed.

I can't remember the last time Big Show did anything that wasn't awful. Kane too. Why are these guys still getting pushes?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Damaramu on July 14, 2011, 06:03:29 AM

I can't remember the last time Big Show did anything that wasn't awful. Kane too. Why are these guys still getting pushes?

Because they're big?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 14, 2011, 06:14:47 AM
Kane cut a few great promos last summer while Champion.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 14, 2011, 06:43:28 AM
I can't remember the last time Big Show did anything that wasn't awful.

Mark Henry feud.

Oh, wait, that's now, sorry.

Del Rio feud.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 14, 2011, 07:22:35 AM
Del Rio feud.
WWE Raw 23/05/2011 : Del Rio's Car Hits The Big Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfuL4D12QJk#ws)

I was STUNNED that Big Show wasn't named in the emmy nominations today. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 14, 2011, 08:51:45 AM
Kane cut a few great promos last summer while Champion.

He also had the worst string of PPV main events maybe in company history.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 14, 2011, 08:59:29 AM
Kane used to have a camp quality I liked. No matter how dumb a storyline was, he was always enthusiastic and made it somewhat bearable. I guess the Paul Bearer/Edge stuff was when he became truly awful, although a lot of people were rolling their eyes after he got revealed as Taker's attacker too.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 14, 2011, 09:11:26 AM
Kane cut a few great promos last summer while Champion.

He also had the worst string of PPV main events maybe in company history.

At least half of that was Taker's fault.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 14, 2011, 09:13:27 AM
Kane is utter shit if he isn't in there with Bourne or Mysterio.

The only time Big Show is fun is when he's destroying people in multiple man matches. That one ECW Kendo Stick match where he got busted open the hardway and then came back to maim everyone else was the best thing he's ever done.

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 14, 2011, 09:14:23 AM
Kane cut a few great promos last summer while Champion.

He also had the worst string of PPV main events maybe in company history.

At least half of that was Taker's fault.

Taker was able to have decent matches with other people around that time, while Kane stunk it up against everyone.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 14, 2011, 09:28:09 AM
Kane is utter shit if he isn't in there with Bourne or Mysterio.

The only time Big Show is fun is when he's destroying people in multiple man matches. That one ECW Kendo Stick match where he got busted open the hardway and then came back to maim everyone else was the best thing he's ever done.



The four-way where he took every move Drew, Cody, and Dolph could do was awesome, too.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 14, 2011, 09:41:38 AM
Kane hasn't had a good match ever. Literally the only reason people care about him is that he was around in the Attitude era.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 14, 2011, 09:43:58 AM
Good Kane matches:

vs Albert, IC Title match Smackdown 2001
vs Kurt Angle, pointless Smackdown match, 2002
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 14, 2011, 09:47:15 AM
Kane vs. Benoit at Bad Blood '04 was pretty good, wasn't it?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 14, 2011, 09:51:05 AM
Probably not, since Kane was in it.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 14, 2011, 09:53:34 AM
The first Money in the Bank must have sucked then, too.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 14, 2011, 10:06:30 AM
The greatness of Jericho, Benoit, Christian, Edge, and Benjamin far outweigh the shittiness of Kane.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 14, 2011, 11:10:19 AM
Del Rio feud.
WWE Raw 23/05/2011 : Del Rio's Car Hits The Big Show (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfuL4D12QJk#ws)

I was STUNNED that Big Show wasn't named in the emmy nominations today. 

Was this stunningly bad acting?

Is this going to be the new Morrison-Orton that gets posted every other week as an example of bad acting?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 14, 2011, 12:19:51 PM
I also loved his sprinting to the ring like 2 weeks later, even though the accident was supposed to have crushed his leg.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Amy pats fan on July 14, 2011, 02:53:37 PM
Big Show is great when they give him good stuff to do.  ECW title run was awesome.  Tag teams w/ Jericho and Miz were awesome.  Mayweather match was awesome.

Kane.......I honestly don't think I've cared about one of his angles since the stuff with Lita, Snitsky and Matt Hardy.  His character is just so ridiculous at this point and they book him in the most boring and predictable ways
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Arachnid on July 14, 2011, 06:25:21 PM
Good Kane matches:

vs Albert, IC Title match Smackdown 2001
vs Kurt Angle, pointless Smackdown match, 2002
Kane vs Kurt Angle, Wrestlemania X8
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 14, 2011, 06:26:23 PM
I found that Mania match really disappointing.  The TV match was better and it was a colossal waste of Angle.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Nymyzys on July 14, 2011, 08:22:50 PM
Good Kane matches:

vs Albert, IC Title match Smackdown 2001
vs Kurt Angle, pointless Smackdown match, 2002
Kane vs Kurt Angle, Wrestlemania X8
Kane vs Big Show ECW Extreme Rules match about a week or so after Show beat RVD.
Kane vs Big Show technical clinic RAW 2006-ish. Eh, more of an anomaly than anything.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 15, 2011, 06:12:40 AM
I also loved his sprinting to the ring like 2 weeks later, even though the accident was supposed to have crushed his leg.

I don't remember them saying it "crushed his leg".

Didn't he get up on his own power during that same segment?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 15, 2011, 06:19:53 AM
I also loved his sprinting to the ring like 2 weeks later, even though the accident was supposed to have crushed his leg.

I don't remember them saying it "crushed his leg".

Didn't he get up on his own power during that same segment?

Are you seriously trying to justify that angle?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: I Know You Like Sugar on July 15, 2011, 08:20:07 AM
I didn't think it was, quote, "awful", if that's what you mean.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 15, 2011, 09:05:54 AM
thoughts on SD

-Christian was great.
-This cannot be said enough: Orton's beard is atrocious.
- that tour bus will get blown up one of these days.
- Kelly is awful. Isn't over, can't really wrestle, can't cut a decent promo...shame the women's division has completely fallen part in Kong's absence, although I guess that was inevitable.
- Liked Wade on commentary.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 15, 2011, 09:09:42 AM
Kelly is the best.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 15, 2011, 09:10:44 AM
Kelly is the best.

She's malnurtured.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 15, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
- Kelly isn't over.

She got quite a good pop on Tuesday night. She's more over than Eve or Gail, that's for sure.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 15, 2011, 09:16:27 AM
And Orton is a dumbass for leaving his wallet lying around. Did South Africa not teach him anything!?

- Kelly isn't over.

She got quite a good pop on Tuesday night. She's more over than Eve or Gail, that's for sure.

Being more over than Gail isn't really a compliment though. Orton's beard is more over than Gail.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 15, 2011, 09:17:45 AM
I'd put Kelly over a barrel and show her the 50 states.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 15, 2011, 12:06:39 PM
That Sheamus/Sin Cara match was great. I'd like to see a long feud between the two.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 15, 2011, 12:36:07 PM
Christian should get a segment once a month where he just runs down the latest WWE film.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 15, 2011, 05:19:53 PM
The SD MITB match isn't going to have Sin Cara lighting, is it?

Cody/Bryan was a great match. I love this feud.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 16, 2011, 05:10:04 AM
- Kelly is awful. Isn't over, can't really wrestle, can't cut a decent promo...shame the women's division has completely fallen part in Kong's absence, although I guess that was inevitable.

More like it's fallen apart in LayCool's absence.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 16, 2011, 05:28:24 AM
Well, yeah. I guess Laycool where (barely) holding the division together, whereas Kong was making it good and relevant again.

Now, the division is practically back to the days when Debra was champion, and Harvey Wippleman was was in drag.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 16, 2011, 05:29:31 AM
Harvey
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 05:43:14 AM
How was Kong holding the division together when she never wrestled and was around for all of a month before getting pregnant?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 16, 2011, 05:44:48 AM
Now, the division is practically back to the days when Debra was champion, and Harvey Wippleman was was in drag.

Not even close, really.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 16, 2011, 05:45:31 AM
How was Kong holding the division together when she never wrestled and was around for all of a month before getting pregnant?

She was shifting tv huge numbers and getting giant pops within that month though. People cared about the women's division for the first time in forever.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 16, 2011, 05:46:32 AM
Now, the division is practically back to the days when Debra was champion, and Harvey Wippleman was was in drag.

Not even close, really.


Go back and watch the Bellas promo on Kelly from last monday, and tell me if you still think the current crop are much better than Debra/Sable/Jackie/Kat.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 05:48:08 AM
Now, the division is practically back to the days when Debra was champion, and Harvey Wippleman was was in drag.

Not even close, really.


Go back and watch the Bellas promo on Kelly from last monday, and tell me if you still think the current crop are much better than Debra/Sable/Jackie/Kat.

Yes, in that they've bothered to train them to at least bump, unlike everyone in that list but Jackie.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 05:51:11 AM
How was Kong holding the division together when she never wrestled and was around for all of a month before getting pregnant?

She was shifting tv huge numbers and getting giant pops within that month though. People cared about the women's division for the first time in forever.

That's not the same thing as holding a division together. Trish Stratus held the women's division together during her run. Kong hasn't been around long enough to become an anchor or focal point to build the division around.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 16, 2011, 05:55:00 AM
Now, the division is practically back to the days when Debra was champion, and Harvey Wippleman was was in drag.

Not even close, really.


Go back and watch the Bellas promo on Kelly from last monday, and tell me if you still think the current crop are much better than Debra/Sable/Jackie/Kat.

Yes, in that they've bothered to train them to at least bump, unlike everyone in that list but Jackie.

Nobody cares about them though. At all. Even Sable and Debra, awful as they were, were at least over for a while.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 16, 2011, 05:58:13 AM
Your the dude who claims Kelly isn't over even though she's one of the few who always gets a pop. Get this BS out of here.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 06:00:20 AM
Your the dude who claims Kelly isn't over even though she's one of the few who always gets a pop. Get this BS out of here.

I'd also assume if WWE was like it was in 1999, that Kelly walking around in her underwear would get as big a pop as debra/sable/kat/jackie.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 16, 2011, 06:01:09 AM
Your the dude who claims Kelly isn't over even though she's one of the few who always gets a pop. Get this BS out of here.

Kelly was head babyface diva (whatever that means) and whenever evil heel Kong came out to kick her ass, she was still getting cheered widly and everyone was egging her on. Doesn't exactly tell me Kelly is over.

I've never heard Kelly get much of a reaction on raw. SD stuff might be piped in, I don't know.

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 06:02:36 AM
Your the dude who claims Kelly isn't over even though she's one of the few who always gets a pop. Get this BS out of here.

Kelly was head babyface diva (whatever that means) and whenever Kong came out to kick her ass, she was always getting cheered widly and everyone was egging her on. Doesn't exactly tell me Kelly is over.



It actually tells you more about Kong's overness, since she got that pop when she was beating up anybody, than it does about Kelly's.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 06:05:24 AM
Like, if they went the Chyna route and had her confront Cena or Orton, I bet she'd get that pop. Would anyone, outside of a sarcastic comment by bps21, then claim Cena and Orton aren't over at all?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 16, 2011, 06:07:36 AM
I totally would do that too. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 16, 2011, 06:11:12 AM
I totally would do that too. 

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Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 16, 2011, 06:14:33 AM
I'll give her credit: I don't doubt she's trying, and, barring her irrational fear of ring ropes, she's not a total disaster in the ring. But she's not very good in the ring either and, out of the ring, comes off as incredibly vapid and bland in promos. She manages to be generic, even by generic blond model standards. Now, they could use that, and team her with Maryse for a beautiful people heel stable or something similar, but they insist on casting her as a face, even though she's not actually that likable.

People (including me) have complained about Russo and how he has to portray women. But I'm beginning to think female characters being mad about something and calling either other insulting names is still more interesting than a lead female babyface who does nothing but smile and look happy all the time. Kelly has no character whatsoever.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 16, 2011, 07:35:51 AM
Kelly is the girl Cena. They'll never turn her heel.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 19, 2011, 01:42:09 PM
Apparently Daniel Bryan announced that he'll be cashing in his MITB contract at Mania 28.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: JRE on July 19, 2011, 01:44:57 PM
Awesome news or first World Title match to be bumped off the main show due to time constraints?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: WKU Tops on July 19, 2011, 01:48:51 PM
Apparently Daniel Bryan announced that he'll be cashing in his MITB contract at Mania 28.

...all while Cole buries him on commentary.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 19, 2011, 02:00:22 PM
Some spoilers via gerweck...

Results from tonight’s tapings at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN:

- Show opens with a recap of the World championship match from the Money in the Bank, in which Christian won the title via DQ.

- Randy Orton cuts a promo, talking about losing the strap, Vince McMahon being replaced by Triple H, and then calls out Christian, who appears. Christian fires back at Orton, and talks about spitting in his face to win the championship. Orton goes after Christian, but Teddy Long reminds the former champion that he is already booked tonight in a street fight against Kane. Long books Christian vs. IC champion Ezekial Jackson for tonight.

- World champion Christian defeated IC champion Ezekial Jackson with a kill switch.

- Michael Cole interviewed Daniel Bryan. He called Bryan’s victory at Money in the Bank a fluke and said he’ll probably cash it in when the champion is down. Daniel said he intends to not cash in his chance until Wrestlemania.

- Daniel Bryan defeated Health Slater.

- In an interview, Mark Henry said he doesn’t regret what he did to The Big Show at the Money in the Bank PPV.

- Wade Barrett and Sheamus fought to a double count. Afterwards, Sheamus nailed Barrett with a Brogue Kick.

- A Cody Rhodes vignette airs next.

- Kane promo.

- Randy Orton defeated Kane in a street fight. They worked a long match, and afterwards, they shook hands.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 19, 2011, 02:00:58 PM
I read that Henry killed Kane.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Amy pats fan on July 19, 2011, 02:16:55 PM
I wonder who they have in mind as Danielson's opponent

I'm guessing, out of left field, Chris Jericho
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 19, 2011, 02:20:21 PM
I really, really doubt that Daniel Bryan will be in a World Title match at Wrestlemania.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Marie I on July 19, 2011, 02:22:21 PM
Eh, I wouldn't be surprised if they end up pulling a Ken Kennedy on him and have him lose his briefcase before Mania. I'm not bashing Danielson, he's my favorite guy in the company, but I just don't have any confidence in that angle.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 19, 2011, 02:24:16 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if he lost it before hand...but it wouldn't shock me to see him in the title match.  It doesn't matter a lick who is in that match.  Cena vs. Rock and the WrestleMania name are the draws. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Aero on July 19, 2011, 02:41:50 PM
Yeah, with WM just about always having at least 3-4 main event level matches, you could throw almost any upper midcarder in a SD World Title match and it wouldn't be that strange, especially since it could even open the show.

Edit: Just wondering, does anyone know if the plan for Kennedy was to actually have him cash it in at WM, before he got injured and they hotshotted it to Edge? I remember this was right before the McMahon illegitimate son angle, which was supposed to be him for a while, so maybe?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 19, 2011, 02:42:30 PM
Del Rio was in one this year.  It was the opener.  Who cares who's in it?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 19, 2011, 02:56:58 PM
Hey wait a minute...if Cena accomplishes his goal of being WWE champion for the match with Rock...what is the Rumble winner going to do?

Stupid Daniel Bryan probably just cashed into a 3 way. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 19, 2011, 02:59:45 PM
Yeah, with WM just about always having at least 3-4 main event level matches, you could throw almost any upper midcarder in a SD World Title match and it wouldn't be that strange, especially since it could even open the show.

Edit: Just wondering, does anyone know if the plan for Kennedy was to actually have him cash it in at WM, before he got injured and they hotshotted it to Edge? I remember this was right before the McMahon illegitimate son angle, which was supposed to be him for a while, so maybe?

Didn't the plan change because someone else got hurt before Kennedy?  I want to say there was a bad injury run at the time.  Taker was champion and I want to say he was hurt so they had to do a cash in and then Kennedy got hurt too so they put it on Edge.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 19, 2011, 03:02:33 PM
That was pretty much it.  He was going to need to cash in on Undertaker to give him time off, then he got hurt and they hot shot it to Edge, who was on RAW.  Then during that title reign Edge got hurt which led to Khali's title run.  This was one year after the Great American Enzyme Shuffle.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Amy pats fan on July 19, 2011, 04:06:29 PM
Hey wait a minute...if Cena accomplishes his goal of being WWE champion for the match with Rock...what is the Rumble winner going to do?

Stupid Daniel Bryan probably just cashed into a 3 way. 

I was thinking the same thing....but I kind of hope that Cena isn't holding the title.  Would make the match seem bigger, but would really telegraph the finish.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Ed on July 19, 2011, 04:36:39 PM
Kennedy was going to become Mr. Kennedy McMahon too, but then lied to the media about taking steroids and there went *that* shot.

The whole climax was supposed to be Kennedy becoming WWE Champion defeating Cena at Survivor Series in a 10th Anniversary edition of The Montreal Screwjob.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: fazzle on July 19, 2011, 04:53:32 PM
Bryan will probably just wind up cashing it in 3 or 4 months from now anyway, turning heel in the process.

I dunno, maybe cause nobody gives him any respect despite having the MITB or something?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on July 19, 2011, 10:28:12 PM
Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Tapings - 7/22/2011

Posted by Marc Middleton on 07/19/2011

- Thanks to reader Zelda Root for the following WWE SmackDown tapings from tonight's show in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These will air this Friday, July 22nd on SyFy:

Dark Match:

* Michael McGillicutty beat Trent Baretta

SmackDown, Airing Friday:

* SmackDown opens with Randy Orton sitting on a chair in the ring with the mic. He talks about the current state of the WWE. He calls out Christian and here comes the World Heavyweight Champion. Christian says Randy needs to work on his anger problem. They go back and forth for a bit, until Orton gets pissed and heads up the ramp only to be stopped by Teddy Long. Long says Randy will get a rematch but not tonight as he's already agreed to face Kane in a street fight. He asks Orton to be the bigger man and walk away but Orton goes for Christian. The officials restrain him and Long informs Christian he'll be facing Ezekiel Jackson after the break.

* World Champion Christian beat Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson with the Killswitch after a back and forth match with mixed crowd reaction for Christian. Anyone remember when these two faced off for who would be remembered as the last ever ECW Champion? Me neither.

* Michael Cole is in the ring and invites SmackDown's Mr. Money in the Bank, Daniel Bryan out. He comes out and Cole rips him for a while. Bryan says he doesn't care what Cole thinks. Bryan talks about the physical sacrifices he's made to get to the WWE. Bryan says he's going to the first champion to announce when he's going to cash in ahead of time because apparently he's never heard of Rob Van Dam. He announces he's cashing in April 1st in Miami at WrestleMania and fulfill his lifetime dream. Out comes Heath Slater for some unfathomable reason. He gives a heel promo and they start a match. I'm guessing there will be commercials during this match.

* Daniel Bryan beat Heath Slater with some submission move I didn't recognize (not the LaBelle Lock). This was a pretty decent match considering Heath Slater was involved. The crowd liked Bryan but Heath's involvement minimized crowd reaction somewhat.

* Matt Striker interviews Mark Henry backstage. Mark Henry says he has no regrets and everyone should fear him.

* Wade Barrett and Sheamus went to a double count out. They continued brawling after the match and eventually ended up back in the ring where Barrett ate a Brogue Kick. Seemed like Sheamus may be in the midst of a slow face turn.

* Kane gives a backstage promo saying he'll use Randy Orton to kill his humanity and be a monster again.

* Randy Orton beat Kane in a street fight after an RKO onto a chair. Match saw Kane kick out of an RKO and Randy kick out of a chokeslam. Crowd was much more into this match than anything preceding it. Afterward Kane offered his hand and Randy shook it. Kane looked devastated by the loss.

Mark Henry came out and attacked Kane, doing the splash onto the chair around the ankle that he did to Big Show at MITB. Refs came to check on Kane and I assume this was the end of the TV taping



Bryan cashing in at the next Wrestlemania is a bit of a swerve.  I just figured he would be the first guy to cash in and lose....but cashing in ahead of time and ensuring he has this huge main event match can only build him up...I think.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 19, 2011, 10:44:12 PM
Yeah, with WM just about always having at least 3-4 main event level matches, you could throw almost any upper midcarder in a SD World Title match and it wouldn't be that strange, especially since it could even open the show.

Edit: Just wondering, does anyone know if the plan for Kennedy was to actually have him cash it in at WM, before he got injured and they hotshotted it to Edge? I remember this was right before the McMahon illegitimate son angle, which was supposed to be him for a while, so maybe?

Didn't the plan change because someone else got hurt before Kennedy?  I want to say there was a bad injury run at the time.  Taker was champion and I want to say he was hurt so they had to do a cash in and then Kennedy got hurt too so they put it on Edge.

Taker got injured during that surprisingly awesome run of matches with BIG DAVE, but stupid Kennedy got injured and ended up blowing a guaranteed title run, just like he blew it every time WWE had big plans for him.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Chosun on July 20, 2011, 01:00:51 AM
Wow, so we know two matches for Mania eight months in advance.  They're really trying to push this one.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: fazzle on July 20, 2011, 01:04:10 AM
I will eat all of your dicks if Daniel Bryan ACTUALLY cashes in his MITB at Wrestlemania
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: luke-o on July 20, 2011, 02:56:42 AM
I'm going to hold you to that.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Kinsey on July 20, 2011, 03:11:48 AM
Thats a lot of dicks, Faz. Hope you have chapstick.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: fazzle on July 20, 2011, 05:00:46 AM
He'll be heel world champion by.....whatever the December PPV is.  It's wrestling.  Wrestling LIES.  Shocking I know.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 20, 2011, 05:03:22 AM
I'd rather you just suck mine. I don't want it to be eaten.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: RedJed on July 20, 2011, 12:53:00 PM
Turning Bryan heel, much less then giving him the belt before Mania.....it sounds illogical and pointless at this stage. So he'd turn heel just because he'd cash it in early, presumably against a beaten champ for the easy win? Eh, this has repetitively happened at least once every year since MITB started, and Del Rio will inevitably be that guy to do it again if it happens. So very slim chance of that happening I'd say. This is one angle I think WWE will stick to actually and he will be build up decent going into Mania, and will probably even end up getting the belt then as it fills that token underdog makes good storyline that is almost a given every Mania. WWE title is clearly the real prize in the company now more than ever so it wont mean as much as it could or should, but if/when it happens it will still be fun.

I was at the show last night and it was a predictable and basic show, much more than I expected really...and I had already kind of low expectations. It might have been the hell that was sitting through NXT Redemption though that got me not feeling most of the show from that point. And then Superstars too, although both of those matches (Kidd/Gabriel and Natty/Alicia) were actually good. The SD taping actually went very quick, so its going to be alot of pretape stuff from Raw and the ppv I'm guessing. Although I gotta say for as much as the show was dull and drab for the most part, the Kane/Orton match was much better than it had any right to be. They did some good brawling outside the ring and not sure if this has been reported much, but Orton slipped through one of the tv slot holes while standing on top of the announcers table and may have fucked up his leg/quad a bit. It looked far worse than I think it ended up being, but it was kind of weird as Orton first sold it like it really got hurt, and then two seconds later he stands up and shakes it off and laughs about it apparently. They even show this on the match replay after the match so it's not going to be edited in any manner I guess.

The dark match main event was street fight number two in a row for Orton as he worked with Christian in what was one of the safest street fights in history. Christian even beat Orton down (and he sold it) with a padding part of the ringside area barricades....it was pretty ridiculous. Orton also was still either now selling the table botch or else was still a big legit messed up. One thing about this match though that made it a step up from usual dark stuff after TV tapings......it went about 10-15 minutes which is normally unheard of. Dibiase and Rhodes ran in out of nowhere to distract Orton too, which was a bit weird to have them revisit things from 16 months back but oh well.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 20, 2011, 12:55:25 PM
How is Mark Henry's gimmick of taking out shitty big men that I don't want to see on TV making him a heel?

If he takes himself out next I'm voting him "Most Popular" in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated awards.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 20, 2011, 12:57:27 PM
Don't you talk bad about GOAT Mark Henry.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: WKU Tops on July 20, 2011, 01:33:54 PM
How is Mark Henry's gimmick of taking out shitty big men that I don't want to see on TV making him a heel?

I was thinking about this the other day.  NO RESPECT, NO PEACE!
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 20, 2011, 01:38:18 PM
How is Mark Henry's gimmick of taking out shitty big men that I don't want to see on TV making him a heel?

He's black :(
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: RedJed on July 20, 2011, 03:00:38 PM
By the way, Henry got very little heat taking Kane out last night surprisingly. That entire angle seemed to go in slow motion too, so we will see how it comes across on TV. But then again the crowd in general was very dull and quiet for just about everything too, so that was partly what made this show kind of not deliver much. Target Center was only about a third full total, as the entire second level was sectioned off, and barely cleared half house on the bottom level. All of ringside looked sold out though, but this was probably the smallest TV taping crowd they have done here so far. I would guess the Twins game next door hurt sales a bit.

To be fair though, it wasnt all shit really. Bryan/Slater is ok and there are a few strong spots. Bryan pulls out a front choke finisher which he starts by sitting on the top rope and bringing the guy over to him, then pulling what looks to be a spinning DDT that goes into the choke sequence. that I dont recall him using before normally.

Also the crowd was dead as hell for Barrett/Sheamus until Sheamus started working as the babyface subtly. They must be turning him soon, or maybe this alone may have been all it needs to be to make a turn really, but it did seem like they will slow build it.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: RedJed on July 20, 2011, 04:47:55 PM
Here is the Orton spot I mentioned, finally uploaded it today off my cell....

Orton vs Kane Street Fight 7/19/11 Minneapolis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVUFbF5w2As#ws)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 20, 2011, 04:51:29 PM
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Fucking YESSSSSSSSSSSSS
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 21, 2011, 01:12:11 AM
(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mbvwi.gif)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on July 21, 2011, 01:22:05 AM
(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mbvwi.gif)

Haven't watched Smackdown in a while, is Orton's new gimmick that he's mentally retarded?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: luke-o on July 21, 2011, 01:30:53 AM
And he has a beard.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 21, 2011, 01:31:42 AM
But he doesn't put bags on people.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 21, 2011, 01:36:38 AM
Orton's next step is to grow his hair out and start chanting "HUSS! HUSS!" while he stomps around the ring in a pair of fur boots.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: LPM on July 21, 2011, 01:43:39 AM
Orton's next step is to grow his hair out and start chanting "HUSS! HUSS!" while he stomps around the ring in a pair of fur boots.

This should be everyone's new gimmick. I loved the Berserker.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 21, 2011, 01:45:23 AM
(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mbvwi.gif)

Haven't watched Smackdown in a while, is Orton's new gimmick that he's mentally retarded?

Hasn't that been his gimmick for like three or four years now?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on July 21, 2011, 09:02:46 AM
Looks like his new gimmick is Randy Bushwhacker.

Actually, I might pay $60 to see Orton do the Bushwhacker stomp.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monsoon Classic on July 21, 2011, 09:09:58 AM
Ohhhhhhhhh boy Cousin Randy!!!

I mean if Bret Hart can do the Bushwhacker stomp, it's not below Randy to do it.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: RedJed on July 21, 2011, 09:58:26 AM
Wait til ya see his facial expression after he falls through the table there on Friday's show. They showed it during the replay and it was something similar, if not more ridiculous, than that gif.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: "Dot Com" Matt Postin (heel) on July 21, 2011, 10:08:06 AM
They'll probably cut it out :(
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Guns N' BOses on July 21, 2011, 10:22:26 AM
Orton's next step is to grow his hair out and start chanting "HUSS! HUSS!" while he stomps around the ring in a pair of fur boots.

This should be everyone's new gimmick. I loved the Berserker.

My love for him is ticking clock.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 21, 2011, 12:11:45 PM
I meant Bruiser Brody, but that works too I guess. :P
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 21, 2011, 12:19:38 PM
Not familiar. Do you mean Jimmy Jacobs?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on July 21, 2011, 12:25:48 PM
Randy Orton is gonna use the Immigrant Song cover from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: DukeTogo on July 21, 2011, 12:29:22 PM
Bringing back MIKE KNOX would be the answer to everything.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 21, 2011, 06:24:26 PM
I like how this monster Mark Henry run is just like his last one. Will except last time he was taking out dudes who were entertaining to watch like Batista and Benoit. But this time what makes it so great is the fact he's taking out all the old boring garbage.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: ChrisMWaters on July 21, 2011, 06:38:27 PM
I like how this monster Mark Henry run is just like his last one. Will except last time he was taking out dudes who were entertaining to watch like Batista and Benoit. But this time what makes it so great is the fact he's taking out all the old boring garbage.

As long as Mark never wears white ring attire again like he did in late 2003 he'll be fine with me.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: JRE on July 22, 2011, 03:03:19 AM
I like Bryan, but he needs to ditch the ugly ring jacket he was wearing on tonight's show.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 22, 2011, 03:42:51 AM
So, on Sunday the table refused to break for TWO rkos..

Now, Randy is getting into bizarre, freak accidents where he's falling through holes in the tables, potentially leading to series injury.

Is the announcer's table out to get him or something?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: ChrisMWaters on July 22, 2011, 05:27:04 AM
So, on Sunday the table refused to break for TWO rkos..

Now, Randy is getting into bizarre, freak accidents where he's falling through holes in the tables, potentially leading to series injury.

Is the announcer's table out to get him or something?
With all the electronics in the tables, they're now being powered by Skynet.

Randy's future son or daughter leads the rebellion against the machines.

They're taking Randy out before that child can lead.

And if all else fails, they have their backup soldier.

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5627/kellynator.jpg)

*Sorry, just like posting that picture.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: BPSS on July 22, 2011, 06:05:28 AM
So, on Sunday the table refused to break for TWO rkos..

Now, Randy is getting into bizarre, freak accidents where he's falling through holes in the tables, potentially leading to series injury.

Is the announcer's table out to get him or something?

bps21 paid off the tables.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Exslade ZX on July 22, 2011, 11:04:36 AM
Is Christian holding a crappy replica? Since when does the World Title have a red back?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 22, 2011, 11:16:16 AM
Orton is just a weird babyface character. We're supposed to think he's out of his mind, right?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 22, 2011, 11:24:34 AM
That "you spit in my face" through gritted teeth was p. LOLworthy.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: wnyxmcneal on July 22, 2011, 11:47:00 AM
We can spell out pretty.

Cole would be tolerable if he didn't undercut Booker T at every turn, since it seems like Cole is becoming more of a colour man on SD!. I actually liked Zeke v. Christian.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Spaceman Spiff 🚀 on July 22, 2011, 11:54:17 AM
P. sure we can't...
Spoiler: show
dawg :)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 22, 2011, 01:41:09 PM
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2eo9kj7.gif)


Smackdown was full of wacky accidents this week.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 22, 2011, 03:36:36 PM
Orton on Twitter: Got lucky with that table. I'll pay closer attention where I step next time lol
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 22, 2011, 03:38:46 PM
I've noticed that Orton comes across very well on Twitter and on the odd occasion you see him out of character.  But then there's this:

(http://cdn.wl.uproxx.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Mbvwi.gif)

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO BELIEVE?

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 22, 2011, 04:11:43 PM
The video package detailing the history of Cody's bag gimmick was awesome. I hope Bryan and Vinny blame me for it airing.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Arachnid on July 23, 2011, 07:37:44 AM
The video package detailing the history of Cody's bag gimmick was awesome. I hope Bryan and Vinny blame me for it airing.

Given the discussion in another thread about Triple H liking video packages to get new people over, I was wondering if the Cody package has his fingerprints on it.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monty Burns on July 23, 2011, 08:48:28 AM
Orton is nucking futs on twitter.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 23, 2011, 08:58:51 AM
Orton is about 1000x more interesting on interviews and on twitter than he has ever been on Smackdown. He is slightly crazy and always has been a bit. Most guys during interviews, even Punk to an extent, you know they have their guard up and are careful not to say anything that will get them in trouble. He's just refreshingly honest and candid about everything.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Amy pats fan on July 23, 2011, 09:03:36 AM
Yeah, it seems like the goofy faces and celebration dance and beard are more of an extension of his real personality, and it rocks IIRC
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: JRE on July 26, 2011, 11:54:42 AM
1 match into the SD spoilers and 3 Raw guys have been on the show. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: wnyxmcneal on July 26, 2011, 11:56:19 AM
Can you give us more information, please?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 26, 2011, 11:59:01 AM
1 match into the SD spoilers and 3 Raw guys have been on the show. 

Kane is injured and Sin Cara is suspended. They need some Raw guys to fill their spots. If you're seriously complaining, shut the fuck up.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 26, 2011, 11:59:57 AM
Wow I can't believe the result of that match. That's pretty exciting for all involved.

Can you believe who showed up this week? This is must watch this Friday.

HHH's announcement was pretty cool.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: JRE on July 26, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
1 match into the SD spoilers and 3 Raw guys have been on the show.  

Kane is injured and Sin Cara is suspended. They need some Raw guys to fill their spots. If you're seriously complaining, shut the fuck up.

...I wasn't complaining.  At all.  Just pointing out that it looks like a change in direction.  You really jumped to the wrong conclusion there.  

The big news from the show is that Zack Ryder is now the assistant GM. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 26, 2011, 12:24:52 PM
Zack Ryder needs to go back to the internet.  Reading these spoilers he's made 2 matches for the show.

Mark Henry vs. a jobber and Big Zeke in a handicap match vs. Legacy.

Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 26, 2011, 01:10:12 PM
If KOAB wasn't such a lush who drinks so much he vomits on keyboards, he'd be able to tell us how excited he is for the Mark Henry / Sheamus feud.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 26, 2011, 01:19:58 PM
Why are people talking about the spoilers yet not posting them?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: JRE on July 26, 2011, 01:21:28 PM
* Triple H opens the show and announces he re-signed CM Punk to a WWE contract. Christian comes out and it's announced he will defend the World Heavyweight Title against Randy Orton in a No Holds Barred match at SummerSlam. R-Truth comes out and wants to talk conspiracies with Triple H. Triple H makes Truth vs. Orton for tonight and Christian vs. John Morrison up next.

* Christian beat John Morrison.

* Wade Barrett comes out to talk about Daniel Bryan. Bryan comes out and threatens to make Barrett tap. Barrett hits him and taunts him with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Bryan gets the upperhand and makes Barrett tap to the LaBell Lock.

* Backstage segment with Teddy Long and Zack Ryder. Mark Henry comes in and Ryder is going to find an opponent for Henry.

* Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes and Tamina beat Kaitlyn, AJ Lee and Natalya.

* Mark Henry beat Bobby Howard, a local independent wrestler. Howard had Zack Ryder with him. Teddy Long comes out and says nobody wants to face Henry anymore and they don't need another lawsuit. This brings out Sheamus who says he isn't afraid of Henry. Sheamus tosses Henry over the ropes, grabs a chair and Henry leaves.

* Triple H appoints Zack Ryder as Teddy Long's assistant backstage.

* WWE Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga beat The Usos.

* Backstage promo with Johnny Curtis. He will be debuting on SmackDown next week.

* Justin Gabriel video package.

* Backstage interview with Matt Striker and R-Truth with Truth talking about his match against Randy Orton.

* Backstage, Zack Ryder puts Ezekiel Jackson in a handicap match against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.

* Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase beat WWE Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson in a handicap match.

* The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal appear on the second level of the arena and cut a promo in Punjabi.

* R-Truth beat Randy Orton by DQ when Orton used a chair as Christian watched the match from the ramp. After the match, Orton hit the RKO on Truth, putting him through the announcer's table.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 26, 2011, 01:22:20 PM
Thanks!
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 26, 2011, 01:27:55 PM
Why are people talking about the spoilers yet not posting them?

I was making fun of JRE (sorry bro) the first time, but the spoilers I were reading were full of shit like "Jim says" and "According to Wesley" and I hated them too much to post.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on July 26, 2011, 01:39:37 PM
Oh that Jim.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 26, 2011, 01:50:36 PM
"After the match, Orton hit the RKO on Truth, putting him through the announcer's table."

Revenge.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 26, 2011, 01:52:39 PM
I can't believe they blew off the Orton/announcer's table feud on free TV ::)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on July 26, 2011, 01:57:04 PM
They couldn't wait till Survior Series for Orton to put someone through a table?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 26, 2011, 02:00:47 PM
I can't believe Mick Foley wasn't on this show.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 26, 2011, 02:03:45 PM
I can't believe they blew off the Orton/announcer's table feud on free TV ::)

The announcer's table didn't know how to work.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Arachnid on July 26, 2011, 02:21:15 PM
Zack Ryder as assistant GM will either be fantastic or awful.  I'm really hoping for fantastic.  I can't really think of a reason why it might be bad, I guess I'm afraid it will be because I like the guy.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: A Happy Medium on July 26, 2011, 02:34:10 PM
I'm just happy that Zack is on T.V.  I mean, RAW is a little bunched up right now, so it makes sense to give him a regular role on Smackdown. 
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: WKU Tops on July 26, 2011, 02:41:04 PM
Has Zeke won a match since he won the IC title?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: zio on July 26, 2011, 03:06:34 PM
Randy Orton actually didn't put R-Truth through the table. Table didn't break.  Twice.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: foleyfanforever88 on July 26, 2011, 03:13:37 PM
Has Zeke won a match since he won the IC title?

He successfully defended against DiBiase two weeks ago. But he's 1-4 this month.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Amy pats fan on July 26, 2011, 03:24:17 PM
P shitty for JoMo to lose his return match before they even do the match w Truth
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: zio on July 26, 2011, 03:31:15 PM
The spoilers on Gerweck.net are mine.  I'm important.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 26, 2011, 05:28:22 PM
I'm glad Ryder was on TV but I am curious how it plays off on TV.  He's a face now, but the matches he booked in character seem like stuff a heel would book.  I mean, I get the Henry one, no one wants to face him, but the only way the Zeke one makes sense would be if Zeke asked for both of them.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 27, 2011, 01:42:54 AM
Randy Orton actually didn't put R-Truth through the table. Table didn't break.  Twice.

Okay, the table IS actually out to get him now.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Byron The Bulp on July 27, 2011, 03:28:39 AM
Randy Orton vs. table at WrestleMania
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Sty Guy Kamala on July 27, 2011, 03:46:50 AM
SHEAMUS VS MARK HENRY: KOAB'S DREAM FEUD
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 27, 2011, 08:33:47 AM
If KOAB wasn't such a lush who drinks so much he vomits on keyboards, he'd be able to tell us how excited he is for the Mark Henry / Sheamus feud.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     WeLL here I be bitch. Oh this feud is GonnA own
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 27, 2011, 01:00:00 PM
Your keyboard problem is kind of charming, I have to admit. I like how "WeLL" is spaced all the way to the right. I shall applaud you dawg.

Also that feud will indeed own.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: ChrisMWaters on July 27, 2011, 01:59:35 PM
Randy Orton vs. table at WrestleMania
And entering the WWE Hall of Fame...former champion in Japan...

LADDER!
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: luke-o on July 28, 2011, 02:44:38 AM
As per the Observer Newsletter:

Quote
yder was originally going to be involved with David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty a few weeks ago, but after debuting on Raw, he was moved to Smackdown to become the assistant General Manager to Teddy Long. He booked Ezekiel Jackson in a handicap match against Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes, giving the indication he’ll be a heel who becomes the counterpart of Teddy Long like Vickie Guerrero used to be.

I'll have to see how he's played on TV, but having Ryder as a heel at this point seems a very odd choice.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Damaramu on July 28, 2011, 02:51:34 AM
As per the Observer Newsletter:

Quote
yder was originally going to be involved with David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty a few weeks ago, but after debuting on Raw, he was moved to Smackdown to become the assistant General Manager to Teddy Long. He booked Ezekiel Jackson in a handicap match against Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes, giving the indication he’ll be a heel who becomes the counterpart of Teddy Long like Vickie Guerrero used to be.

I'll have to see how he's played on TV, but having Ryder as a heel at this point seems a very odd choice.

A non-wrestling heel assistant GM? Yes that'll teach him to get himself over on the internet.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monsoon Classic on July 28, 2011, 02:57:44 AM
I love the line "after debuting on Raw" without a hint of sarcasm.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Rock Star From Mars on July 29, 2011, 11:44:16 AM
Sin Cara is gone from the SD intro  :-[

Also, I'm not really feeling HHH as an authority figure. Maybe it's just because he's a face, but he comes off as so dull. I think they're trying to make more likable (giving Ryder stuff to do, embarrassing Cole, signing Punk) but it's not working.   
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 29, 2011, 12:13:19 PM
AJ is great. People who think otherwise just hate women.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 29, 2011, 07:58:12 PM
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8104/sheamushenry.jpg)                                                                                         
BEATING
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Amy pats fan on July 29, 2011, 08:19:46 PM
(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8104/sheamushenry.jpg)                                                                                         
BEATING
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 29, 2011, 08:24:46 PM
What's fascinating about that picture is how little the audience seems to care.  I don't think anyone but the black guy in the front row is even looking at the ring
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Baby Shoes on July 29, 2011, 09:24:11 PM
AJ is great. People who think otherwise just hate women.

AJ is great.  My favorite diva in a while.  I was very disappointed she wasn't used on the Smackdown taping I went to this time last month.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 29, 2011, 09:44:37 PM
What's fascinating about that picture is how little the audience seems to care.  I don't think anyone but the black guy in the front row is even looking at the ring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
But they had a strong chant for Sheamus
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monsoon Classic on July 30, 2011, 12:27:41 AM
I wonder if Sheamus will keep his bill oxygen bill paid.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 30, 2011, 04:14:26 AM
I like that Zack's title is actually "Assistant to the General Manager".
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 30, 2011, 05:52:36 PM
Bryan cut a good promo that was almost ruined by Cole. He really needs to be reigned in now... announcers should never be running their mouths during promos.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on July 31, 2011, 02:01:42 AM
Cole was pretty unbearable on Friday. It's one thing to bury NXT, but he was back to talking over serious angles (notably Bryan talking about WrestleMania).
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Gary on July 31, 2011, 08:00:20 AM
Cole was pretty unbearable on Friday. It's one thing to bury NXT, but he was back to talking over serious angles (notably Bryan talking about WrestleMania).
I'm kinda worried that they're going to do some angle where Cole somehow screws Bryan out of the briefcase.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on July 31, 2011, 08:37:12 AM
I'm worried that they might have him shit up Smackdown since he's mad about JR being back.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Monsoon Classic on July 31, 2011, 10:38:35 AM
Zack Ryder pumping up the wimpy to face Mark Henry was great.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Anakin Flair on August 01, 2011, 11:14:34 PM
Why is Sin Cara suspended?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: luke-o on August 01, 2011, 11:24:16 PM
durgz.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Anakin Flair on August 01, 2011, 11:30:17 PM
Well THAT was fast.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Big Beard Booty Daddy on August 02, 2011, 01:20:00 PM
Spoilers for Friday

Quote
Dark Match:

* Wade Barrett beat Colt Cabana

SmackDown, Airing Friday:

* Sheamus vs. Mark Henry is announced for SummerSlam and Sheamus vs. The Great Khali is announced for tonight.

* Sheamus beat The Great Khali.

* Natalya beat AJ Lee and turned heel.

* Daniel Bryan debuts a new theme song before facing Tyson Kidd.

* Zack Ryder brings out WWE Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson but is interrupted by Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes. Teddy Long interrupts them and announces Ryder vs. Zeke.

* Ezekiel Jackson beat Zack Ryder.

* Ryder is now apparently known as Dwight Schrut, Assistant to the GM unless I missed something. Triple H came out, had the cameras cut off and hit Ryder with a Pedigree.

* Teddy Long had a new Diva assistant it looks like.

* Mark Henry squashes Vladimir Kozlov and beats him up until Sheamus makes the save.

* David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty and JTG beat The Usos and Trent Baretta.

* Main event time with Randy Orton and John Morrison vs. Christian and R-Truth. Truth and Christian get the win after Christian pins Orton.

What the hell is going on with Ryder here?

And I wonder what Bryan's theme is now?
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Venkman on August 02, 2011, 01:58:45 PM
Ryder stuff happened during a commercial break, apparently.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Brooklyn Zoo on August 02, 2011, 02:00:29 PM
I have big expectations for face Sheamus.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: fazzle on August 02, 2011, 02:00:38 PM
Also it appears that Teddy Long's diva is Aksana with dark hair
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: jerk of all trades on August 02, 2011, 02:20:38 PM
So Daniel Bryan faced Tyson Kidd. Did they have a match or did he just stand face-to-face with him in the ring while his new theme played? ;)
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Kinsey on August 03, 2011, 04:44:31 AM
Face Sheamus is going to rock. The whole "I'll fight 'em" thing with Henry is badass.
Title: Smackdown Spoilers and Discussion for July 2011
Post by: Cool, Bad, & Handsome on August 03, 2011, 06:21:56 AM
BIG RED will fill the void of cool big face left by Batista