WWE Smackdown: The End Of The Undertaker
The show opened with Teddy Long informing the WWE Universe that Kane found his brother The Undertaker in a vegetative state. Long said there would be an investigation to find out who is responsible.
Kane In-ring Promo:
Druids carried in an empty casket. The ring was decorated like it was a funeral. Kane spoke about The Undertaker as if he was gone forever. Kane vowed there would be vengeance for those responsible.
Kane did a stellar job on this promo. Looks like The Undertaker’s injury has given Kane a great storyline leading up to the Fatal Four Way pay-per-view.
(World Champion) Jack Swagger vs. MVP
Jack Swagger made his way to the ring wearing an Oklahoma Sooners jersey for added heat with a Texas crowd.
MVP definitely has the crowd popping as the match started with an “MVP” chant. Swagger controlled the beginning of the match using some Greco-roman wrestling.
Swagger started to mouth off at MVP where it was answered with a slap in the face. Swagger rolled to the outside where he recouped.
Both Swagger and MVP traded shots. Swagger proceeded to slow things down with some traditional wrestling holds. He wore down MVP with shoulder locks.
MVP mounted a comeback but wasn’t able to get a cover.
Swagger threw a roadblock on MVP’s momentum when he delivered a power slam followed by a Vader splash.
Swagger held down MVP with a key lock until MVP broke loose and executed The Drive-By.
The crowd popped big time when MVP landed the Ballin’ elbow drop. MVP attempted the upset pin after a fisherman’s suplex without success.
Swagger went for another Vader splash but MVP reversed it and attempted another Drive-By. MVP missed and Swagger rolled him up for the three-count.
Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer attacked MVP after the match.
Match Rating: 7.5/10
Vicki Guerrero/Teddy Long backstage promo:
Vicki Guerrero suggested that Teddy Long add Dolph Ziggler to the Fatal Four Way match. Teddy Long decided to have a roster battle royal to decide who would fill-in for The Undertaker.
Kane/CM Punk backstage confrontation:
Kane grabbed a masked CM Punk and asked him if he was responsible for what happened to The Undertaker. CM Punk offered his assistance to Kane.
Intercontinental Championship Match
(IC) Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre:
The champion and Scotsman traded shots to start off the match. McIntyre sent Kingston to outside and noticed Matt Hardy walking in the crowd. Apparently the suspended Hardy purchased a front row seat.
McIntyre worked on Kingston for a few minutes. McIntyre drove Kingston into the steps and then delivered a snap suplex on the outside.
McIntyre held a modified surfboard until Kingston kicked his way out of it.
Kingston mounted a comeback as he landed some strikes. Kingston executed a beautiful flying body press and went for the pin.
Kingston landed his Boom Boom leg drop and waited for McIntyre to get up to hit his Trouble in Paradise. McIntyre avoided it and rolled to the outside. McIntyre caught Hardy off guard and back handed him.
McIntyre threw Kingston back into the ring but was distracted by Hardy. Kingston hit the SOS for the victory.
Following the match, Hardy dropped McIntyre with the Twist of Fate. Hardy fled through the crowd as security gave chase.
McIntyre was really dominant and Kingston didn’t get much offense during the match.
Match Rating: 8.5/10
Kane/Rey Mysterio backstage confrontation:
Kane confronts Rey Mysterio and questioned him about the attack on The Undertaker. Rey Mysterio denied having anything to do with the attack.
Jack Swagger backstage promo:
Jack Swagger talked about his contribution to the Oklahoma Sooners defeating the Texas Longhorns. Kane walked up during Swagger’s singing of the Okalahoma fight song.
Promo was developed to further garner heat from a Texas crowd.
Kelly Kelly vs. Rosa Mendes:
It was a pretty decent match-up between the two ladies. Kelly Kelly has shown even more improvement this week and defeated Mendes with a Rocker Dropper variation.
Lay-Cool came out during the match to watch the match. Lay-Cool appeared annoyed with Kelly Kelly’s victory.
Match Rating: 6/10
Kane/Big Show backstage confrontation:
Kane interrupts Big Show and Hornswoggle’s card game. Kane reminded Big Show that The Undertaker has had his number and questioned him about the attack.
Roster Battle Royal:
Surprisingly, Finlay was involved in this battle royal. Finlay was previously taken off the roster page and looked like his wrestling days were done as McMahon is weary on his age.
Rey Mysterio attempted to take CM Punk’s mask off during the match when he was on the outside.
A large number of participants were teaming up to throw out Kane when Gallows oddly interfered.
Gallows threw out Caylin Croft for the first elimination of the match.
Kane followed suit by tossing out Chris Masters.
Gallows proceeded to throw out the other Dude Buster, Trent Beretta
Kane launched JTG out for the elimination.
Kane and Gallows squared off.
Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre eliminated each other.
Christian eliminated Dolph Ziggler.
Finlay tossed out Christian who preoccupied with Ziggler.
Rey Mysterio used some fancy lucha libre style maneuvers and eliminated Chavo Guerrero.
Finlay and MVP tossed out Vance Archer.
Finlay eliminated MVP shortly there after.
Kane eliminated Finlay.
Rey Mysterio eliminated Curt Hawkins.
The masked SES member attempted to assist Gallows to no avail.Kane tossed out Luke Gallows.
Rey Mysterio eliminated Kane after reversing a choke slam.
Match Rating: 9/10
Rey Mysterio won the battle royal.
The Fatal Four Way match will now feature CM Punk, Big Show, Jack Swagger, and now Rey Mysterio.
Overall Rating: 8/10
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