WWE: My Friday Night Smackdown 7/1
Welcome Bleachers to this edition of My Friday Night Smackdown!
Before we begin let's recap last weeks events.
William Regal started off the show by Introducing us to The Empire Alliance.The group is made up of William Regal, Wade Barrett, Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, Mason Ryan and a mysterious unknown female.
Mason Ryan defeated Trent Barreta in a squash match.
Sheamus and Drew McIntyre defeated The Uso's in a good tag match.
Wade Barrett was scheduled to compete against Kane. Before the match start, Barrett attacked Kane and put him through the announce table with a Wasteland.
Cody Rhodes defeated Ezekiel Jackson after Ted DiBiase hit Jackson over the head with a pipe.
Christian took on The Miz in a No.1 Contenders match for the World Heavyweight Championship. After a good back and forth match, Christian came out on top.
After the match, Miz received a mysterious not from an unknown source. The note reads:
"Come on kid, is that the best you can do? I thought you were better than that, but I guess I was wrong."
Now let's kick off the show.
Christian makes his way to the ring. He has a smirk on his face due to the fact that he is once again the No.1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Christian grabs a mic and tells the fans that he will not rest until he regains the World Heavyweight Championship. He says that at Money in the Bank he will win the title and show all the fans how great he truly is.
Wade Barrett comes out and tells Christian that he thinks it is about time he shuts up. He says all Christian has done since he lost the World Heavyweight title is whine and complain. Barrett tells him that a new contender should be named. Of course Barrett suggests that he gets a shot at the title.
Miz then makes his entrance to nice heat. Miz tells everyone that he has only been on Smackdown for two weeks and all he has heard about is "Christian wanting another chance, just one more chance at the title". Miz tells Christian that he has had way to many "one more chances".
Teddy Long then comes out to settle the dispute. Long tells Barrett and Miz that he will not change the outcome of the No.1 Contenders match from last week. Christian won the match and he will take on Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank.
Long does have some good news for Barrett and Miz. He tells them that tonight they will compete in a Money in the Bank qualifying match. He says that if they want the World Heavyweight title win their qualifying match and then win the Money in the Bank so they can cash in the briefcase.
Long leaves and everyone taunts each other as we head to our first commercial.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Out first is Heath Slater.
He is followed by Daniel Bryan (time for me to change his theme).
The two engage in a test of strength as the match begins. Bryan gains the upper hand and backs Slater into a corner. The referee makes Bryan step out of the corner and just as he does Slater pokes him in the eye.
Slater then hits a swinging neckbreaker and goes for the pin. He gets a one count and locks in an armbar. Bryan battles out of it and throws Slater off the ropes. Bryan flips Slater and locks in an armbar of his own.
Slater manages to break out of the hold and hits a DDT. Slater goes for the pin and gets a two count. Slater then goes to the top rope to hit some move but when he jumps off the ropes Bryan rolls out of the way. Slater lands on his stomach and Bryan goes for the pin, he gets a two count of his own.
Bryan then goes to the top rope and hits a flying knee drop on Slater. Bryan then locks in the Labell Lock and Slater taps out.
Daniel Bryan has qualified for the Smackdown Money in the Bank.
Match 2: Beth Phoenix vs. Tamina
Tamina is out first and gets decent heat.
The new Diva's Champion Beth Phoenix makes her way to the ring to a good reaction.
Tamina goes for a clothesline as soon as the bell rings but Beth ducks under it. Beth then hits two right hands and a clothesline of her own. Beth yells for the crowd to get behind her and they do. Beth locks in a sleeper hold on Tamina.
Tamina battles out of it and then hits a suplex. Tamina is setting up for her finisher but Phoenix counters it and hits a suplex of her own. Beth then picks up Tamina and hits her finisher for the win.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Ezekiel Jackson makes his way to the ring to a great reaction.
Sheamus then makes his way down to the ring to good heat.
Jackson and Sheamus lock up with Jackson gaining the upper hand. Jackson throws Sheamus to the ground and lets out a primal scream. Sheamus gets up and goes for a right hand but Jackson hits a clothesline. Jackson then hits another clothesline and a powerslam. Jackson goes for the pin and gets a two count.
Jackson lifts Sheamus up to hit a powerbomb but Sheamus counters. Sheamus hits a clothesline of his own and hits a suplex. Sheamus goes for the pin and gets a two count. Sheamus then throws Jackson into the corner and goes for a clothesline. Jackson dodges the move and hits a suplex.
Jackson lets out another scream and goes for a powerbomb. Jackson hits it and goes for the pin. Sheamus kicks out after a close two count. Jackson is getting ready to lock in the torture rack. Jackson lifts Sheamus up but he slips out. Sheamus then goes off the ropes for a Brogue Kick but Jackson ducks under it. Sheamus kicks the referee and knocks him out.
Jackson then hits a big bell to back suplex on Sheamus. Jackson locks in the torture rack but the referee is still down. Cody Rhodes runs into the ring and hits Jackson in the lower back with another pipe. Jackson drops Sheamus and Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes then leaves the ring.
The referee wakes up just in time to see Sheamus hitting a Brogue Kick on Jackson for the win. Sheamus has qualified for the Money in the Bank.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Justin Gabriel makes his entrance to nice heat.
Trent Barreta comes out to some cheers and the match begins.
Gabriel and Barreta exchange kicks and a few moves before Gabriel hits a hurricanrana and a DDT. Gabriel goes to the top rope and goes for a missile dropkick but Barreta moves out of the way. Barreta goes for a big roundhouse kick but Gabriel dodges it and hits a super kick.
Gabriel goes to the top rope and hits the 450 splash for the victory.
Justin Gabriel has qualified for the Money in the Bank match.
Main Event: Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
The Miz is out first to nice heat.
Wade Barrett is out next with William Regal at his side.
The fans have no favorite in this match and give both superstars good heat. Barrett and Miz stare at each other and mouth off. Each superstars taunts the other until Miz throws a right hand. Barrett connects with a right of his own and then throws Miz off the ropes.
Miz ducks under the big boot attempt and connects with a clothesline. Barrett is still on his feet and Miz goes for another clothesline. This time Barrett connects with the boot and Miz hits the mat. Barrett picks up the Miz and throws him into the corner. Barrett goes for a clothesline but Miz avoids it and hits a neckbreaker.
Miz locks in a Boston Crab but Barrett battles out of it. Barrett then hits a suplex and a clothesline on Miz. Miz stumbles to his feet and Barrett grabs him for the Wasteland. Miz slips off and goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Barrett over powers him and hits a modified sidewalk slam. Barrett goes for the pin but Miz kicks out at two.
Barrett throws the Miz over the top rope and out onto the arena floor. Barrett argues with the referee while Regal hits Miz over the head with a big right hand. Barrett then comes to the outside and throws the Miz into the steel steps. Miz stumbles to his feet and avoids a clothesline from Barrett. Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale on the outside but now he must get Barrett into the ring.
He gets Barrett in the ring and goes for the pin but Regal grabs Barrett's leg and puts it on the ropes. The referee doesn't see Regal but he does see that his foot is on the ropes and stops the count at two. Miz gets up and yells at Regal giving Barrett enough time to recover and hit a big suplex.
Barrett then hits a Wasteland and gets the pin. He qualifies for the Money in the Bank and celebrates with Regal.
Miz storms off disappointed again.
The Miz is throwing things all around backstage and is yelling at everyone in site. Matt Striker comes over to Miz and tells him that he has received another note. Miz reluctantly opens it. The note reads:
"Miz I thought you were supposed to be the 'dirty' wrestler. Regal and Barrett just out did you at your own game. You will never get another World Title if you don't get serious about winning."
Miz turns the not over and there is a letter "E" on the back of it. Miz looks around just like last week but no one has a clue as to who left the note.
That concludes My Friday Night SmackDown.
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