Sunday, November 22, 2009

Smackdown Thoughts - November 20, 2009

It never fails, every week there's a PPV, I fall behind on updates and have to do a mad dash through the day to get back on track before the event. So let's not waste anymore time, let's talk Smackdown!

I feel like it's been awhile since Smackdown started out with a straight-up match. No GM talk, no pre-match promos, just a straight up match here with Matt Hardy vs. Batista! This is a rematch from a couple weeks ago when Matt won by disqualification, but certainly didn't look like a winner when Batista was done with him. Matt Hardy gives it a valiant effort this week, but no one's going to overcome three Spinebusters and a Batista Bomb. Ouch.

Vickie Guerrero, Eric Escobar, Teddy Long & Vince McMahon are backstage... it looks like Vickie is going to be T-Lo's consultant to help him get off probation... isn't this how she became GM in the first place?

Drew McIntyre vs. Finlay take 3 up next, Finlay wastes no time and goes nutzo on Groundskeeper Willie. McIntyre gets lucky with a thumb to the eye and hits the double-underhook DDT for a quick win. "It only takes three seconds..." yeah, this match wasn't much longer than that.

CM Punk's pre-Survivor Series Message of Survival was pretty amusing. An intervention for the entire WWE Universe? Hilarious. I love that the smarks are whining about Punk being "demoted," when he's still getting ample time to get massive heat from the audience.
Punk's mic work is nearly flawless and he somehow keeps getting better every week and there's really no better way to get a wrestling crowd to boo you than pouring a bottle of whiskey in a garbage can. R-Truth has seen enough though and shows CM Punk that DDTs can be hazardous to your health as well and dumps the garbage can full of whiskey, drugs and cigarettes on the former World Champion! Absolutely despicable!

I'm a sucker for 2 out of 3 Falls matches, so I've been very excited for Dolph Ziggler vs. John Morrison all week. Looks like Morrison's been excited for it as well, going absolutely crazy just minutes into the match with a springboard somersault plancha to the outside of the ring! Morrison goes for Starship Pain, Ziggler gets the knees up and goes for a pin, but Morrison gets a surprise roll-up to win the first fall! Wow, that was unexpected. Little bit of back and forth action after the commercial break, but the Zig Zag out of nowhere gives Ziggler the second fall and we're all tied up! Ziggler dominates the majority of the third fall, but a float-over DDT gives Morrison the opportunity to hit Starship Pain and retain the Intercontinental Title! Alright, Dolph Ziggler's done. No more IC Title shots, he's dominated the scene since July and can't win, he's a choke artist, it's time to let someone else step up. I recommend Paul Burchill.

Batista looks like he's wearing a jacket and nothing else at the commentary booth. Creepy.

Tyson Kidd vs. Rey Mysterio? Oh hell yeah. We haven't seen nearly enough of Tyson Kidd in recent months, giving him a one-on-one match with Rey Mysterio is very nice though. Tyson's not letting the opportunity go to waste either, showcasing his abilities and the fact that he's one of the most underrated workers in WWE today. Unfortunately, just as the match is gaining steam, Batista throws Tyson Kidd to the floor in order to get Mysterio disqualified. But hey, it's going to go down in the record books, Tyson Kidd defeated Rey Mysterio!

Chris Jericho & Big Show are backstage and discussing Survivor Series. 10 years ago at the same event, Big Show won his first WWE Title in a Triple Threat match... and then seven years ago, he defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Title. It's definitely Show's good luck event, wonder if that will continue in 2009?

Main Event time! JeriShow vs. The Brothers of Destruction... awesome entrance for Undertaker & Kane, by the way. This match has got me really excited for the Triple Threat at Survivor Series, action-packed, extremely exciting, crowd's red hot, and despite the non-finish, it's the perfect last-minute hype for tonight's PPV.

Basically a two-hour advertisement for Survivor Series, but I suppose that's what the final show before a PPV should be. I've been excited for this PPV since the card began taking shape, and I hope that after all this tremendous build-up, it delivers. I'll catch you back here at Kick-Out!! Wrestling after the event for my full thoughts on the 23rd annual Survivor Series!


  1. No comment on the Piggie James segment?

  2. I honestly don't know what to make of it. On one hand, the internet reaction reeks of dirtsheets using it to push their agenda, but on the other hand, it was a completely unnecessary segment.

    This whole idea that "Mickie is fat" is just so beyond infuriating to begin with. She's so clearly not overweight, and if this is WWE "sending a message," they're complete morons.

    But maybe she'll get to do a segment depicting Michelle McCool as the bastard child of Skeletor and Ann Coulter and it'll all balance itself out.

  3. I had the awesome fortune of being there ringside in my senior sweatshirt with "MIZFIT" written across the back of it. (That got me a lot of fans). It was absolutely amazing, and The Brothers of Destruction's entrance set the stage on fire.

    The most awesome part of the night wasn't filmed, though. Chris Jericho wouldn't let us leave the arena without his permission, then went off on some old guy who stuck his tongue out at him. We were then "kicked out" of the arena. And though he didn't once say the word "hypocrite", he reminded us once again that he's "the best in the world" at what he does. And can anyone really argue with that?