We’re back from commercial as the camera pans to the ring, and we can see that it is set up for a contract signing. Michael Cole is standing next to the table ready to officiate this contract signing.
Cole: “Ladies and gentlemen of the WWE Universe, welcome to the first contract signing here on Smackdown under my watch. I would like to thank all of you for your support here tonight on our Smackdown Showdown. What better way to end this extravaganza than by having a contract signing for this Sunday’s match between John Cena and Chris Jericho? (The crowd cheers)
First, I would like to bring out the man who has come back to the WWE to elevate Smackdown to new heights. His name…is Chris Jericho!”
Jericho’s music hits now, as the crowd is all over him. They’re chanting “YOU SUCK!” and “A$$HOLE!!” at Jericho. He struts down the ramp and shakes Cole’s hand as he enters the ring and sits down.
Cole: “Now please welcome his opponent for No Mercy. The one, the only…John Cena!”
Cena now makes his way out, and there’s a mixed reaction for him. The crowd seems pretty split 50/50 in terms of hating or loving him. Cena hasn’t taken his eyes off Jericho, and that doesn’t change when he gets in the ring and looks directly at him.
Matthews: “Two combustable elements ready to blow at any second here Matt!”
Striker: “I know what you mean, Josh. You can just feel the tension in the ring right now.”
Cole: “OK guys; let’s not end this like every other contract signing and save the physicality until Sunday. Just sign the contracts and we can get outta here.”
Cena grabs the contract and signs it straight away, without any hint of hesitation.
Jericho: “Whoa, slow down there, John-Boy. You’re so eager to just get into this match on Sunday, aren’t you? You haven’t even considered the fact that you have no chance in hell of winning. For the last three weeks, I’ve beaten the holy hell out of you. I’m Chris Jericho. That means that I’m the best in the world at everything I do. I’m back in the WWE and I’m ready to take what is mine. Unfortunately for you, you’ve gotten in my way.”
Cena: “Eager’s not the word I’d use Chris. I’d say more like bloodthirsty or angry. You see, you’ve made a really stupid mistake Jericho. You’ve pissed me off. You messed with the wrong guy, Chris. Ever since you came back, you’ve run your mouth about how you’re the best in the world, but all you’ve actually done is cheap-shot people.
See, The Rock and I have both felt what you can do with a chair. On Sunday, though, I'm going to see you coming and I'm going to be able to retaliate. For the last three weeks, I had to watch you stand over me, but not on Sunday. At No Mercy, my hand will be raised and I’ll have run through you to get what’s mine, the WWE Championship.
I’m the best asset the WWE has. Why do you think Smackdown is way ahead of Raw since I left there? It’s obvious. I bring the fans, the money and the ratings. That’s why I’m the franchise. They say nobody’s bigger than the WWE. Well, guess what, Chris? I am. You can go away and play Guitar Hero or Just Dance, or whatever the hell it is you’re doing that week, but one thing doesn’t change. I stay here every week and take the company to new heights.
You think you’re the best in the world? If that’s true, then how come you’ve never beaten me in a big one-on-one match, huh? Remember when I got your ass fired a few years ago? Remember that. That’s gonna seem like nothing compared to the ass-kicking you’re gonna get this Sunday!”
Jericho: “You really want to prove that? Huh, do you? Here’s your damn signature Cole!”
Jericho signs the contract, throws it at Cena and jumps over the table to attack him. He knocks Cena down and continues throwing lefts and rights. Cena is able to fight back as they go back and forth now and Michael Cole jumps out of the ring.
Striker: “Well, it didn’t take long for these two bulls to butt horns.”
Jericho gives a thumb to the eye and sets Cena up for a Codebreaker, but Cena catches him and powerbombs him through the table! Jericho now lays motionless amongst the remains of the broken table as Cena throws the contract down on top of him and leaves the ring, the camera looks at Jericho amongst the broken table and chairs as the show closes.
Matthews: “If that’s any indication of what this Sunday is going to be like, you can’t afford to miss it! Don’t forget to join for our No Mercy, where titles will be defended and grudges will be settled, all live, on pay-per-view!”