I have no idea of what’s supposed to be going on this week on SmackDown, though I’m sure it will involve the Unified Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show, and the World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker as they get set for their triple threat match at Survivor Series. So screw it, let’s dive right in!
An ECW review? On Bored Wrestling Fan? Yes folks, I’m finally back to watching the silver brand of World Wrestling Entertainment on a weekly basis, and for the first time in quite a while, I’m reviewing it!
Report by: Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.comDark Match:
* WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon b. The Miz & John Morrison.
WWE No Mercy: (Live On PPV)
Matt Hardy (c) vs. Mark Henry
Todd Grisham announces that Jerry Lawler is filling in for Matt Striker tonight. No word of Striker’s whereabouts. Mark Henry comes to ringside first. Matt Hardy, with the ECW Championship around his waist, comes out next. Tony Chimmel gives the formal in-ring introductions as Tony Atlas hops out of the ring. Lots of heat on Henry, lively crowd tonight in Portland. Loud Hardy chants before the bell rings. The referee calls for the bell and we’re underway. They lockup and try to gain position. Hardy applies a side headlock but Henry powers out, again Hardy applies the hold, but Henry sends him to the mat with a shoulder block off the ropes. Henry is in control off the counter. Henry drives his knee to the midsection of Hardy in the ropes, the referee tries to get Henry to back down. Hardy counters with kicks to the left leg of Henry. Mark Henry counters with a clothesline.
Henry kicks Hardy in the face. He follows with a headbutt. Henry picks Hardy up, tries to slam his head off a turnbuckle but Hardy counters. Hardy uses kicks and right hands but ends up getting hit by by a clothesline and sent back to the mat. Hardy starts another counter, working the left leg of the former ECW Champion. Hardy takes the fight to the outside. Henry ends up throwing him down. Henry rolls back in the ring but Hardy works his leg from the outside. Back in the ring, Henry is in control with a right boot to the face of Matt Hardy. Henry is selling his left leg as he gets a two count on the Champion. Henry goes off the ropes onto Matt Hardy. He drags him to the middle of the ring for another near fall. Henry applies a vice grip submission on Hardy’s head. Matt Hardy finally counters out. Henry throws him off the ropes in a counter and ends up picking him up in a bear hug. Hardy battles out but Henry locks the hold back in. Crowd gets even more behind Hardy. Henry finally drops Hardy as he tries to catch him in a roll-up. Hardy moves as Henry goes down for a squash. Hardy fights back with rights and lefts. Henry slams Hardy into the turnbuckles but Hardy gets his feet up. Hardy delivers elbows off the second rope. Side effect from Hardy onto Henry. Near fall for Matt Hardy. The ECW Champion goes for Twist of Fate but Henry counters out.
Mark Henry delivers a huge splash on Hardy as he gets a two count off a late cover. Out of nowhere Matt Hardy hits the Twist of Fate followed by the three count to retain the ECW Championship.
Winner & still ECW Champion – Matt Hardy
Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Candice Michelle WWE Women’s Championship Match
The following match is for the WWE Women’s Championship. Beth Phoenix, the champion, is out first with Santino Marella. Candice Michelle comes out in pink and white. The bell rings and we’re underway. No formal in-ring introductions. Candice takes Beth down for a quick one count. Candice sends Beth face-first on the mat. She applies a bridge and a one count followed by a drop kick. Spinning heel kick from Candice to the head of Beth. Candice works The Glamazon over but Beth lifts Candice up and bounces her off the turnbuckles. Candice uses CM Punk style kicks to the legs of Beth. Phoenix sends Candice shoulder-first through the turnbuckles into the steel ring post in the ring. Beth gets a two count then locks a submission hold on the shoulder of Candice. Candice stands up with the hold still applied and tries to counter out. Beth trips her, sending her down to the mat. Candice finally counters and gets another quick cover. Jaw breaker from Candice followed by some clotheslines and a drop kick. Candice stalks Beth, she gets up and lands a spinning heel kick to the champion followed by a two count.
Beth counters a Russian leg sweep and goes to the top rope. Candice is down in the ring but gets up and shakes the top rope, Beth is hung out the dry. Candice lands a drop kick to the back of Beth’s head. She gets a cover but Santino pulls Beth out of the ring. Candice ends up kicks Santino through the ropes. Beth gets Candice to the outside, levels her, and puts her back in the ring. Santino nearly costs Beth the victory by getting his arm caught in the ropes. Beth is able to hold on as she hit her finisher and got the three count on Candice to retain.
Winner & still WWE Women’s Champion – Beth Phoenix
Rey Mysterio vs. Kane
There may have been some blood on the canvas as the ring crew just changed the mat. Mysterio comes out in blue and yellow and gives a little kid in the crowd his top mask. Cue footage from Raw 2 weeks ago leading up to this match. Michael Cole explains the significance of Rey’s mask tonight. The bell rings and Rey goes at Kane. He pushes him back effortlessly. Rey uses kicks and quick rights to try and gain control. Mysterio springboards off the ropes and lands a kick. Rey ends up eating a boot from Kane off the ropes. Mysterio goes to the outside to re-group. Kane chases him around as Rey gets back in. Mysterio goes back on the attack when Kane gets in the ring. Kane tosses Rey over the top, he lands on the apron. Drop kick from Rey into the spine of Kane. Mysterio goes for 619 but runs right into a clothesline. Rey kicks Kane in the head. He goes off the middle rope and goes for a hurricanrana. Mysterio ends up flipping Kane to the outside. Mysterio dives over the top rope, Kane catches him on the outside. Mysterio counters with a sleeper on Kane on the outside. Kane dumps Mysterio over the crowd control barricade. Kane picks Mysterio off the barricade. Kane slams him into the steel ring post on the outside. At 6, Kane rolls Mysterio back in the ring and gets back in as well. Kane picks Mysterio up for a scoop slam followed by boots.
Rey screams in pain as Kane continues his assault. Kane starts ripping at the mask of Mysterio on the mat. Kane breaks and delivers a boot to Mysterio. Rey goes for the cover, he gets a two count. Hard right hands from Kane to the face of Mysterio on his knees. Kane picks Mysterio up for a backbreaker, he connects. Kane leaves Mysterio across his knee as the referee continues to check for submission or knockout. Mysterio battles out with rights to the head of Kane. Kane counters but ends up eating a Mysterio boot off the ropes. Rey pulls off a DDT type counter. Kane goes right back to the offensive with stiff right hands. He sets Mysterio up on the top turnbuckle. Kane starts trying to ripe the mask off of Mysterio. Mysterio backs Kane down and lands a huge moonsault. The referee starts the double count out. Mysterio goes to work on Kane and chops him down with a huge kick to the face. Mysterio off the top into a leg drop. He gets a near fall on the Big Red Machine. Mysterio runs right into a side slam by Kane. Kane gets a two count. Kane awaits the chokeslam on Rey, he counters with a springboard off the ropes into a DDT.
Mysterio goes off the top rope into a splash into a two count on Kane. Mysterio climbs to the top rope but is caught by a right hand to the jaw. Kane gets a 2 1/2 count. Kane whips Mysterio into the ropes, Rey gets out of the way. Mysterio hits 619 to the back of Kane’s leg. Kane, on the outside, is hit by a baseball slide on Mysterio. Mysterio goes off the top rope for a dive onto Kane on the outside into a chair shot.
No contest as Kane is disqualified
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler tease that the Number One Contender’s match is up next as they are cut off by MVP’s music. MVP comes to ringside. MVP says that he needs everyone’s attention because he has a very important segment to make. He says that if you’re the Cleveland Cavs you don’t sit LeBron James or bench Manny if you’re in Los Angles. He trashes Vickie Guerrero for not having him on the card. He says that this is the last time that this is going to happen as the entire WWE Universe revolves around him. Randy Orton’s music interrupts as he comes out in the new Orton shirt and jeans.
Orton grabs and mic and says that he doesn’t believe that they’ve met. He tells MVP that what he’s claiming to be – he is. Orton asks MVP if he’s ever taken a minute to figure out why this happens to him every month. MVP says that Orton is wrong, he knows who he is, but doesn’t recognize him without his shoulder sling and MRI scan in a folder. MVP says this happens because Vickie Guerrero is incompetent. Orton brings up WrestleMania and says that he won the main event while MVP lost. MVP says he’s not on Raw and he doesn’t work for Mike Adamle so there are no repercussions for knocking him out right now and from what he understands the entire Raw locker room would love him for doing it. Team Priceless and Manu come to ringside.
Cody Rhodes asks MVP if he’s really letting what Randy said offend him. He says after all… that’s what he does. Rhodes tells Orton that they’ve figured him out. Rhodes is drawing a lot of heat. Rhodes says Orton is that guy that graduated high school but never got into college. Rhodes tells MVP to let him coast on his reputation because that’s all he’s got. Orton tells Rhodes to ask CM Punk if he’s coasting on his reputation. Manu says that they did the damage and all he did was pick up his scraps. Orton says that he can tell that they are trying real hard to impress him but if they accomplish just half of what he has accomplished that he’ll begin to take them a little more seriously. Orton leaves the ring as MVP says, there he goes ladies and gentlemen, and says Orton is coming soon sometime in the year 2012. MVP puts Priceless and Manu over.
DiBiase interrupts and says he doesn’t know who MVP’s father was but he wasn’t one of the best wrestlers of all-time. DiBiase tells MVP that he isn’t in their class. MVP says he’s the highest sports entertainer ever. DiBiase says that his father is the Million Dollar Man and he’s never worried about money. DiBiase tells MVP to get out of the ring. CM Punk comes out with Kofi Kingston. CM Punk talks to MVP about attacking Priceless and Manu at the top of the ramp. MVP takes his shirts off, as does Kingston. They lead MVP right into the ring to take a beating from Priceless and Manu as Punk and Kingston look on and laugh. Kofi and Punk finally get in the ring and take out Priceless as MVP fights with Manu on the outside.
Batista vs. JBL World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender Match
The following match is for the number one contendership for the World Championship. JBL does his usual entrance in the limousine. The crowd erupts when Batista’s music plays. Here comes The Animal to ringside. The pyros explode as he makes his way down to the ring. The bell rings and we’re underway. Batista backs JBL down but JBL battles out. Batista throws rights of his own and follows with a big clothesline. Batista bangs JBL’s head off one of the turnbuckles. Batista goes off the ropes and kicks JBL in the face. Batista gets a two count. Batista whips JBL into the corner. Batista ends up hitting the spear on Bradshaw. JBL goes to the outside to re-group. Batista goes after him. He runs him into the apron of the ring. Batista rolls JBL back in the ring. Batista gets knocked off the ring by JBL. JBL works over Batista on the outside and rolls him back in the ring. Bradshaw gets a two count on Batista. Swinging neckbreaker from JBL on Batista followed by an elbow and a two count. JBL applies a side headlock into a sleeper.
Batista gets back to his feet and back body drops JBL to get out of the hold. The referee starts the double count out in the ring. JBL and Batista exchange right hands on their feet in the middle of the ring. Batista hits a clothesline on JBL. He whips JBL into the corner and splashes him with his body weight. JBL buries his head in the midsection of Batista. He whips him off the ropes and drives him down into the mat with a huge slam. Batista stalks JBL who is down. Batista went for the spear but JBL blocked. Batista hits a spinebuster and calls for the Batista Bomb. He connects! Three count from Batista on JBL.
Winner & the number one contender for the World Title – Batista
The Undertaker vs. Big Show
Big Show’s music hits as he is the first to ring by himself. The Undertaker comes out with his extravagant ring entrance. Big Show looks focused as he squares off with Undertaker. Charles Robinson calls for the bell as Jim Ross and Tazz are on commentary. Big Show sends Undertaker to the outside with a clothesline. Undertaker retaliates on Big Show on the apron. Undertaker counters a Big Show attack but Big Show finally gets control and takes Undertaker off the apron and to the outside. Show throws Undertaker off the security wall. Big Show stands over Undertaker. He picks him up but Taker counters out. Undertaker throws him in the steel ring post. Undertaker clears the count at 6 and goes back to the outside. He works over Big Show who is now laying in the ring under the ropes. Undertaker delivers his leg drop on Big Show on the apron after several lefts and rights. Undertaker gets back in the ring and splashes Big Show in the corner. Show counters, whipping Undertaker hard in the corner. Undertaker counters but he gets knocked down with a clothesline off the ropes.
Big Show lands several hard right hands to the ribs of Undertaker. He picks Undertaker up for a huge scoop slam. Show drops an elbow on Undertaker and gets a two count. Big Show beats Undertaker into the corner. He hits a leg sweep and gets another two count. Undertaker is on his knees but he counters with stiff left hand shots. Big Show continues a physical assault but Taker counters with rights. Undertaker tries to hook a submission hold on the head of Big Show but he gets out. Big headbutt from Big Show sends Undertaker to the mat. Big Show gets on the middle rope but misses a splash on Undertaker as he gets out of the way. Undertaker lands several rights on Big Show. He works his body upstairs and down. Big Show runs right into a boot from Undertaker. Undertaker goes off the ropes for a high flying clothesline. The crowd is heavily behind Undertaker. He drops the leg on Big Show in the middle of the ring.
Undertaker grabs the hand of Big Show and ‘rope walks’ with him but Big Show counters with an enormous chokeslam. Big Show gets a near fall on Undertaker. Big Show awaits Undertaker getting up. He ends up getting grabbed by the throat, Big Show grabs Taker by the throat. Big Show gets Taker up for a second choke slam but Taker counters with a DDT and a near fall. Big Show is dazed in the ring, Undertaker to his feet. Undertaker lands right hands to the face of Big Show in the corner. Charles Robinson tries to back him out of the corner which agitates Undertaker. He ends up getting his head banged off the steel the turnbuckle which is exposed. Big Show gives Undertaker a big right hand and sends him to the mat. Show delivers the knockout on Undertaker to the back of the head. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by knockout – Big Show
Triple H (c) vs. Jeff Hardy WWE Championship Match
Big pop for Jeff Hardy who comes out first. The following match is for the WWE Championship. Triple H, the WWE Champion, comes to the ring next. Justin Roberts gives the formal in-ring introductions. The bell rings as Hardy and Hunter shake hands in the ring. Hunter attacks Jeff Hardy from behind. Hardy stands back up as Triple H smirks at him. They exchange positions, each going for the opening control. Hardy tosses Hunter down with a side headlock but Triple H battles back to his feet. They circle one another and lock-up. Hardy whips Triple H off the ropes but Hunter blocks with a shoulder block. Hip-toss from Triple H but Hardy counters with another side headlock takeover. Triple H battles to his feet out of a side headlock which is applied by Jeff Hardy. Triple H bounces Hardy off the ropes, Hardy counters with a shoulder block. Hardy applies a very basic side headlock on the mat. Triple H counters with a reverse elbow, sending Jeff to the mat. Hunter goes to work on the challenger but Hardy counters with some unique offense. Hardy clothesline Hunter to the outside. Hardy dives with a running clothesline off the apron onto Triple H.
Triple H gets back in the ring but Hardy goes over the top rope back into the ring with a big leg drop. Hardy applies another side headlock in the middle of the ring on the mat. Triple H is on his knees, as is Hardy who still has the side headlock applied. Triple H throws Hardy off the ropes, but he eats a boot from Hardy. Hunter throws Hardy over the ropes but Hardy lands on his feet on the mat. Triple H tries a pedigree, pulling Hardy through the ropes but Jeff counters by throwing Hunter to the outside. Hardy flips to the outside but lands on his back with Triple H getting out of the way. Triple H regroups in the ring as Scott Armstrong starts to count out Hardy. Triple H goes to the outside at 5. He picks Hardy up and rolls him in the ring. He covers him and gets a two count. Triple H hits a big back breaker on Jeff Hardy. Hunter drops an elbow on the lower back of Hardy, then another. And another, but this time Triple H uses the bottom rope. Triple H gets another near fall.
Jeff Hardy retaliates with right hands. Triple H goes off the ropes, and drives Hardy’s face off his knee. Two count from Triple H on Hardy. Triple H drops a knee to the face of Jeff Hardy and gets another two count. Triple H hits Hardy with a stiff right hands. He buries his head into the midsection of Hardy with shoulder blocks. Triple H whips Hardy into a corner but takes a boot. Triple H counters by locking in the standing abdominal stretch on Hardy in the middle of the ring. Triple H grabs the rope to gain an advantage with the standing abdominal stretch. The referee finally sees it and breaks it. Hunter sends Hardy off the ropes and applies the sleeper. Hardy fades to his knees. The crowd gets loud as Hardy comes to his feet. He takes Hunter down with a wrap around clothesline which is almost a lariat. The referee starts the double count out but both men get back to their feet. Spinning heel kick from Hardy. He lands another maneuver and gets a two count on The Game. Hardy whips Triple H into the corner, he flips over the top turnbuckle to the outside. Hardy goes high risk out of the ring onto Hunter on the outside. Both men are down on the outside. Jeff rolls Triple H back in the ring. He goes off the middle rope onto Triple H. He gets a near fall. He goes for Twist of Fate but Triple H lands a clothesline and another two count.
Triple H goes off the middle rope, Hardy counters with a facebuster suplex out of nowhere. Near fall for Hardy as he shows his frustration. Hardy goes off the middle rope but lands into a Hunter counter. Triple H gets yet another near fall. Triple H hits his spinebuster on Jeff Hardy. Hunter sizes Hardy up as he stalks him to his feet. Kick and it’s pedigree time, Hardy counters and sends Triple H into the turnbuckles. Whisper in the Wind from Hardy. Long two count on the Champion. Hardy rips off his shirt and goes to the top rope. Swanton attempt, he misses. Hunter with the kick and another pedigree attempt. Hardy lands twist of fate and goes to the top rope. Hardy hits the Swanton and Triple H reverses the pin to steal the three count.
Winner & still WWE Champion – Triple H
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Shawn Michaels World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
The following match is a ladder match for the World Heavyweight Championship. The champion, Chris Jericho, comes out to the ring first alone. The title is hanging above the ring, as Jericho walks under a ladder to get to the ring. There are more ladders at ringside. Shawn Michaels is out next with his left triceps taped up. Michaels has his pose down in the ring before ripping his cut off shirt off. Jericho stares at him with his perfect heel smirk. Lilian Garcia does the formal in-ring introductions.
Michaels and Jericho stare at one another as Shawn looks as the World Title hanging above them. The bell rings and we’re underway. They lock-up to start the match. A couple of standing switches as both battle for opening control. Shawn goes off the ropes and sends Jericho to the mat. Jericho, quickly back to his feet, dodges a very early Sweet Chin Music attempt. Michaels chops away at Jericho’s chest. Jericho clotheslines Michaels to the apron. He goes off the middle rope and sends Shawn to the outside. Jericho bounces Michaels’ head off the apron on the outside. Michaels counters off one of the ladders setup on the outside. Jericho counters again, throwing Michaels into the steel ring post. Jericho picks the ladder on the outside up but is caught in a drop toe hold by Michaels. Jericho falls face first into the ladder he’s holding. Michaels comes over with a ladder as Jericho counters and locks in the Walls of Jericho at the bottom of the ramp. Jericho gets in the ring and pulls a ladder with him. Shawn grabs the ladder, sending it right up under the chin of Jericho. Michaels rolls under the ropes and back into the ring. Michaels sets up a ladder in the ring with Jericho down.
Shawn climbs up the ladder, Jericho takes him off. Jericho sends Shawn into the ladder but Shawn lands on his feet. Jericho knocks the ladder over, sending Shawn to the mat. Jericho uses the ladder as a weapon, delivering hard shots on Michaels. Jericho is bleeding badly from his mouth. Jericho puts another ladder in the ring. Michaels counters a running bull dog and sends Jericho into one of the ladders. Shawn works the left knee of Chris Jericho. Michaels sets a ladder up on the bottom rope in one of the corners. He continues to work the knee of Jericho. Michaels locks in the Figure Four leglock. Jericho kicks the ladder, hitting Jericho in the head. Jericho sets the ladder back on the bottom rope. Jericho bounces Michaels’ head off the ladder on the bottom rope. Jericho picks the ladder up and slams it down in the middle of the ring. Jericho sends Michaels face first into the ladder. He pulls out the ladder and puts Michaels in between it. Jericho closes the ladder with Michaels in the middle.
Jericho sets the ladder up and climbs it. He grabs the belt but Michaels is able to knock him off. Jericho lands on his feet which enables him to take another shot on Michaels. Jericho sets the ladder up on the top rope. Shawn is selling distorted vision but connects a maneuver on Jericho, sending him to the outside. The crowd is roaring for Jericho to set a ladder up but he throws it on Jericho on the outside. Michaels goes to the outside. Michaels sets one adder up on the outside while taking another and repeatedly hitting Jericho with it. Michaels rips the top off the SmackDown announce table. He moves the monitors out and clears the table off. JR and Tazz wisely get out of the way. Michaels climbs one of the ladders set up in front of the table. Jericho catches him and climbs up the ladder with him. They spill off at the same time, both crashing through the SmackDown announce table. Both men are down, through the SmackDown announce table after a nasty spill off a ladder on the outside. Michaels is the first to stir. Jericho gets to his feet. Michaels rolls in the ring. Michaels climbs to the top rope with a ladder in front of him. Jericho hits the ladder with a drop kick.
Shawn’s on the top rope, Jericho on the other side, a ladder in between. Michaels ends up pushing the ladder over on Jericho. Michaels is still on the top rope. He goes off with his elbow but it looks like he may have taken just as much impact as he gave Jericho. Michaels is dazed as he tunes up the band for Sweet Chin Music. Jericho hits Michaels with a ladder shot to block HBK’s finisher. Jericho delivers another ladder shot to Michaels. He sits the ladder on top of him, hits his Lion Sault off the ropes. Jericho sets up a ladder in the ring, pinning Michaels under it. Jericho starts to climb but Shawn grabs at him. Jericho gets away and gets to the top. Michaels spills him to the outside but Jericho landed on his feet. Jericho grabs at his knee in a tremendous amount of pain. The referee checks on Jericho who could have been legitimately hurt. Michaels climbs the ladder as Jericho crawls on the outside. Michaels is at the top but Jericho gets in to make the save. Michaels is tied up in the ropes. Jericho tries to climb but he can barely put weight on his knee. He hobbles to the top, Michaels follows up the other side. They battle it out on top of the ladder. Jericho is upside down. Lance Cade comes out, Michaels goes off the ladder on him. Cade eats Sweet Chin Music as Jericho is at the top of the ladder. Jericho has the belt as Michael races up to the top. They are both tugging away at the belt at the top. Finally Jericho knocks Michaels off and grabs the belt, falling down to the mat. Jericho never did put weight on his knee.
Winner & still World Heavyweight Champion – Chris Jericho
The Dirt Sheet, with your hosts The Miz and John Morrison and featuring Mark Henry, Chavo Guerrero, Finlay, and Matt Hardy is scheduled for tonight’s show. Will it go better than the last time they tried to do it live? We’ll find out!