WWE: My Friday Night Smackdown 7/15
Hello Bleachers, and welcome to another edition of My Friday Night Smackdown!
Before I begin, let's recap last week's events.
The Smackdown MITB field has been set. The participants are Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Justin Gabriel, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, Kane and Sin Cara.
This week, the Miz received two notes. The first note reads:
"Miz if you would worry about winning matches more than you worry about your ego, you might actually become a Hall of Famer one day. Your former student, Alex Riley, is moving on with his career and you are stuck in a losing streak. I am beginning to lose hope for you, Miz."
There is an "O" on the back of the note.
After the Sin Cara vs. Tyson Kidd match, Miz comes down to the ring and issues an open challenge to prove the note wrong. He challenges any superstar in the back to come down to the ring and take him on.
Randy Orton answers The Miz's challenge and comes to the ring. Miz seemed to be expecting a lesser opponent as he wants nothing to do with Randy and runs out of the ring. Teddy Long interrupted Miz's "shortcut" tactics and made the match a no count-out match. Orton hits a RKO on Miz on the ramp, and Long makes the match a Falls Count Anywhere match. Orton pins Miz for the victory.
Miz gets up and stumbles to the back after losing for another week.
Miz then goes to his locker room where he finds another note. This time it reads:
"So you ask for a fight and then you chicken out of it? What happened to the kid that used to have no-quit attitude and would take on all challengers? Since you lost your WWE Championship, you have been reduced to your old 'talk show host days' status. Talk shows are nice kid, but you better back your mouth up in the ring."
On the back of the note is the letter "S."
What will happen on this edition of My Friday Night Smackdown?
We kick off the show welcomed by Booker T, Josh Matthews and Michael Cole on commentary. They talk about the MITB and how exciting it will be.
The Empire Alliance (William Regal, Wade Barrett, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre) make their way to the ring to great heat.
Regal grabs a mic and says that "these three gentlemen are in the MITB matches and therefore it is a forgone conclusion that The Empire Alliance will win both MITB's and hold both world championships."
Teddy Long comes out to shut Regal's mouth. Long tells Regal that he is tired of this Empire Alliance constantly taking up time on his show. Long tells the group that he cannot do anything with Drew since he is not on is show. But Long says that both Sheamus and Wade Barrett will be in action later on tonight.
Regal tells Long that this is no kind of punishment, as they will have no problem fighting tonight. Regal then tells Long that the Empire is unstoppable. Long nods his head and says "alright Regal, how about tonight, if any member of The Empire interferes in any match, then both Barrett and Sheamus are kicked out of the MITB match!"
The Empire starts to yell and scream at Teddy but he just says "Holla Holla" and walks to the back.
Regal calms everyone down as we head to a quick commercial break.
Match 1: Jey Uso with Jimmy Uso vs. Michael McGillicutty with David Otunga
Jey Uso is out first, accompanied by Jimmy Uso.
Michael McGillicutty is out next with Dvaid Otunga.
This is a one-on-one match with Jey Uso taking on Michael McGillicutty.
The match begins with McGillicutty locking in a head lock on Jey. Jey fights out of it and runs to the ropes. Then, he does a springboard-type crossbody and pins McGillicutty for a two-count. Jey gets up and goes to kick McGillicutty in the head, but he ducks and hits a belly-to-back suplex on Jey.
McGillicutty puts Jey in the corner and starts stomping on him. The referee makes him back out of the corner, and he does, but Otunga chokes Jey while the referee's back is turned. McGillicutty grabs Jey and puts him on the top rope. McGillicutty goes for a superplex but Jey counters and hits McGillicutty in the head, knocking him to the mat.
Jey jumps off the top rope and connects with a frog splash, getting a very close two-count. McGillicutty rolls out of the ring and Otunga comes to his aid. Jey then jumps off the ring and lands a nice crossbody on both men. Jimmy Uso comes over and gets rid of Otunga. Jey throws McGillicutty back in the ring and waits for him to get back on his feet.
Jey goes for a superkick, but McGillicutty dodges it and Jey knocks out the referee. McGillicutty and Otunga storm the ring, beating up Jey. Jimmy comes in and evens the odds. Jey gets rid of Otunga, and the Usos hit the Alley-us on McGillicutty.
The referee wakes up, and Jey pins McGillicutty for the victory.
After the match, Otunga and McGillicutty attack the Usos and a brawl breaks out. Teddy Long comes out and makes the men settle down. Long then says that at MITB, the Usos will take on Otunga and McGillicutty for the WWE Tag Team Championships.
Otunga and McGillicutty seem mad, but the Usos are all smiles as we head backstage.
Jack Korpela is standing by with Ezekiel Jackson backstage. Korpela asks Jackson what he has to say about his rival Cody Rhodes being in the MITB instead of Jackson.
Ezekiel says that if it Rhodes and DiBiase didn't cost him his qualifying match, he would be in the MITB. Jackson then says that if he were Rhodes, he would watch his back. Right on cue, Rhodes and DiBiase attack Jackson. They throw him into the brick wall and into one of the tables backstage.
Rhodes hits a Cross Rhodes on Jackson and he tells him that he should watch his own back. Jackson is down but refuses medical attention as we head to commercial.
WWE Diva Battle Royal (Winner Gets Divas Championship Match at MITB)
Most of the Divas are already in the ring when we come back from commercial.
The match begins and total chaos ensues. Everyone is punching and kicking everyone else. The first diva thrown over the top rope is Rosa Mendes. After her, Melina, Maryse, Tamina and Gail Kim go out.
Kelly, the Bellas, Natalya, Eve and Alicia Fox remain. Natalya throws Alicia Fox over the top rope and everyone turns their attention to the Bella twins. The twins are stuck in the corner when the face divas attack them. The three "good girls" overpower the evil twins and throw them both over the rope.
Kelly, Natalya and Eve remain. Eve and Natalya fight each other before Kelly picks on Natalya. Natalya fights off Kelly and hits her with a clothesline. Natalya then throws Kelly Over the top rope, but she hangs on and stays on the ring apron. Eve goes for a clothesline on Natalya, and just as she hits it, Kelly pulls the top rope down and both Natalya and Eve go over the rope and are eliminated.
Kelly Kelly wins and will face Beth Phoenix at MITB for the Divas Championship.
Match 3: Sheamus vs. Kane
Sheamus is out first to good heat.
Kane is out next and he gets a good reaction.
The match starts with both men locking up. Kane backs Sheamus into the corner but the referee makes Kane back out. Sheamus then goes for a cheap shot, but Kane counters it and hits a big uppercut. Sheamus runs at Kane, but Kane hits a sidewalk slam on him. Sheamus rolls to the outside and we head to commercials.
After the commercial break, Kane gets hit with a clothesline by Sheamus. Sheamus goes for the pin but only gets a one-count. Sheamus pick up Kane and goes for a suplex, but Kane counters and hits two uppercuts before going for a big boot. Sheamus dodges it and Kane ends up stuck on the top rope. Sheamus hits a big boot to Kane and it knocks him down to the outside of the ring.
Sheamus grabs Kane and throws him into the steel steps. Sheamus grabs the steel steps and goes to hit Kane with them, but Kane dodges him and kicks out Sheamus' knee. Sheamus lands head-first into the steel step and Kane throws him back in the ring.
Kane waits for Sheamus to get on his feet and he grabs him for a chokeslam. Sheamus kicks Kane in the gut and goes for a Brogue Kick, but Kane counters and hits a big boot of his own. Kane goes to the top rope to hit a flying clothesline. Kane jumps from the top, but Sheamus connects with a Brogue Kick in mid-air on Kane.
Sheamus goes for the pin and gets the victory.
Miz is seen walking down the hallway. He stumbles upon Christian and tells him that he doesn't deserve another shot at Orton's title. Miz says he needs the shot.
Christian informs Miz that he has lost his matches for the past three weeks here on Smackdown, and that since he is winless on the show, he doesn't have time for Miz. Christian says "don't have another note to go read or something?"
Miz asks Christian what he knows about the notes and Christian says he doesn't know anything. Miz gets mad and slaps Christian in the face before walking off for his match.
Match 4: The Miz vs. Yoshi Tatsu
Miz comes out to nice heat and grabs a mic. He says that he is tired of losing and has gone to Teddy Long about it. Miz says he set up a match tonight with Yoshi Tatsu so that Miz could get back to his winning ways.
Teddy Long comes up on the titantron and says that "you did have a match against Tatsu tonight, but another superstar has come into my office and wants a warm-up match before MITB. Holla Holla playa."
Christian's theme hits and he makes his way to the ring. Miz is furious, but Christian wants revenge for getting slapped in the face earlier.
The bell rings and Miz goes for a clothesline. Christian sidesteps him and slaps him over the back of the head. Miz goes for a right hand, but Christian ducks and hits a back breaker. Christian hits a dropkick and then a DDT on Miz before going for the pin. Christian gets a two-count.
Miz gets up and goes to the corner. Christian goes for a clothesline in the corner but Miz dodges it and hits a neckbreaker. Miz starts attacking Christian by stomping on him and taunting him. Miz runs off the ropes and hits a big DDT before going for the pin; he gets a two-count.
Miz throws Christian into the corner and goes for his running clothesline. Christian dodges it and runs off the ropes. Just as Miz turns around, Christian hits a big spear and pins Miz for the victory.
Christian celebrates while we head to commercial.
Main Event: Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton
Wade Barrett is out first to great heat.
Randy Orton is out to a very nice reaction.
A quick video shows Teddy Long saying that if the Empire Alliance interferes in any match, then Barrett and Sheamus are banned from MITB.
Orton and Barrett stare at each other until the referee rings the bell. Barrett hits a right hand but Orton hits one of his own. The two stars trade lefts and rights until Wade goes for a clothesline. Orton dodges it and hits a dropkick to Wade's back.
Wade tumbles to the outside as we head to our last commercial break.
Back from commercials, Orton has Barrett in an armbar. Barrett fights out of it and connects with a big boot. Barrett goes for the pin and gets a two-count. Barrett locks in a Boston Crab on Orton, but he powers out of it. Orton hits another dropkick before hitting a powerslam. Orton sizes up Barrett for a RKO but Barrett counters and hits a gutbuster.
Barrett goes for the pin and gets a close two-count. Barrett then locks on a surfboard stretch on Orton. The fans rally behind Orton and he powers out of it. Orton hits an uppercut and a dropkick, and then grabs Barrett and hits his signature stretch backbreaker. Orton sizes Barrett up for a punt to the skull.
Orton takes off, but Barrett moves out of the way. Barrett goes to the ring apron but Orton kicks him in the gut and hits his signature Spike DDT. Orton stalks Barrett, waiting to hit an RKO. Barrett gets up and Orton goes for it. Barrett pushes him off and goes for a Wasteland but Orton counters and hits a RKO for the victory.
Orton celebrates as we head backstage.
Miz is sitting in his locker room when Maryse walks in. Miz trys to act all cool, but Maryse says she "was sent here to give him this package." Miz asks her who gave it to her and she says she found it in the divas locker room with a note saying, "Take this to Miz."
She says a smiley face was on the back of that note.
Miz says, "A smiley face. Really? Really? Give me this, and get out of my locker room."
Miz opens the package and he sees a shirt. It is one of The Miz's shirts but rather than saying "I'm Awesome," it says "I'm Awful."
Miz gets furious and throws the shirt on the ground. He sees that on the back of the shirt is the letter "C".
Miz rips the shirt as we fade to black.
That concludes My Friday Night Smackdown.
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