Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Live Results for WWE Super Smackdown 11/6/12

Smackdown gets super once again, only this time it's 'LIVE'... by that, I mean being broadcast as it were live... given that WWE is currently on tour in the UK, a live US broadcast would mean that the event would start at 1am in the morning, not really that feasible... so it's time for me to give you the LIVE recap and results for the 'Live' Smackdown from Birmingham, England.

Michael Cole is in the ring and announces Sheamus, who makes his way to the ring. Sheamus and William Regal apparently got into a fight with Big Show and they show 'cell phone footage'. Clearly it's a staged fight and the 'footage' was fake as well, but Big Show is the aggressor and takes both guys out. Sheamus says that he does respect Big Show for meeting him on his territory, but now wants to fight him in the ring for attacking him and his mentor Regal.

Show appears on the tron and says that they'll be more like that at Survivor Series but, despite Sheamus's calls for Show to fight, he refuses. Wade Barrett then comes onto the ramp and says that he should be more focused on their match on Main Event tomorrow night, because he will make sure that Sheamus in no shape to take on Big Show at Survivor Series. Sheamus then tries to make Barrett take him on immediately but Barrett refuses this offer as well. Wade then walks to the back as Sheamus poses in the ring and makes his way backstage.

Apparently, Miz is cashing in his rematch clause for the Intercontinental Championship and his match with Kofi Kingston will be up next.

Backstage, and Booker T catches up with Wade Barrett and was surprised to see Wade back down so he talked to Regal and has set up a tag match for later on... Sheamus & William Regal vs. Big Show & Wade Barrett.

Miz is making his way out first for our first match, followed by Kofi Kingston, with the belt.

Match 1 - Intercontinental Championship - The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston (c)
Very good match, Kofi getting the win with a crossbody off the ropes.
WINNER & still WWE Intercontinental Champ - Kofi Kingston

Miz is horrified that he lost to Kofi Kingston, but afterwards offers his hand in order for Kofi to shake it. Kofi responds to this with a dropkick to Miz. Miz isn't happy with that... possibly a tease for a face turn from Miz?

Announced for the next match, we're going to have the Prime Time Players taking on Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara.

Sin Cara is coming out first, followed by his partner, Rey Mysterio. The Prime Time Players are already out i nthe ring.

Match 2 - Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio vs. The Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil)
Quick little match, PTP winning with O'Neil hitting a powerbomb variant on Mysterio who was attempting a 619.
WINNERS - The Prime Time Players

Matt Striker attempts to interview the Players, but they hijack the interview and every answer is 'Millions of Dollars'... dear lord... then they start dancing... wow, what a classic promo that was... we'll remember that one forever (sarcasm)

We're now getting a recap of last night's AJ/Vickie/Dolph/Cena promo/evidence.

Booker T & Teddy Long are backstage and have a little discussion on the match up next with Show & Barrett taking on Regal & Sheamus.

Wade Barrett is now making his way to the ring, followed by Big show as we go to break.

Back from commercial and William Regal makes his way out to a little pop from the crowd. Sheamus is out last and both Sheamus & Regal immediately attack Big Show & Barrett respectively.

Match 3 - Wade Barrett & Big Show vs. William Regal & Sheamus
Decent match here. Big Show getting the victory for his team by hitting regal with his knockout punch.
WINNERS - Big Show & Wade Barrett

A recap of last week's food fight with Del Rio, Ricardo & Orton, ahead of their falls count anywhere later on.

Quick little interview now with Alberto Del Rio, once again saying that he's the new Apex Predator. Rosa Mendes appears behind him and wishes him good luck. Interesting spot there, given that they accidentally bumped into each other on last night's Raw.

Back from break and we get a recap of Brad Maddox's explanations for his actions.

We're now getting ready for the main event as Randy Orton is making his way to the ring as we head to break.

Back from break and we get another promo for the new look Johnny Curtis, only this time it's Fandango... not Fandangoo like it was last night... methinks the tickets company of the same name wasn't impressed.

Ricardo is on the ramp and introduces Alberto Del Rio in his Ferrari and he makes his way to the ring.

Match 4 - Falls Count Anywhere Match - Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
Very good match here. The match did move backstage but did come back to the ring for the finish which sees Randy Orton on ring steps in the ring and Del Rio ready to sandwichhim with a chair. Orton avoids this and then hits the RKO on Del Rio on the stairs.
WINNER - Randy Orton

Orton celebrates in the ring as we go off the air.

So that's all for this time round. Hope to catch you for another SD recap soon. ASHLEY OUT!!
Read more »

Why Survivor Series Match Was Changed

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Team Foley vs Team Punk was majorly changed on Raw as officials where unhappy with the way the Team Punk vs. Team Foley announcement came off last week and weren't happy with the buzz it was generating.

WWE changed their plans for multiple reasons. Among them was the belief that the originally scheduled main event, Team Punk vs. Team Foley in Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match, would draw dismal pay-per-view buy numbers. With rare exceptions, tag team matches as main events are generally mediocre earners on pay-per-view. The entire Bragging Rights concept was dropped for that very reason.

What also swayed plans for Survivor Series were the pay-per-view buy figures for Hell in a Cell on DirecTV being "surprisingly strong." Privately, McMahon credited Ryback for the result and felt placing him in a ten-man tag team match, even though he would likely be left standing, would not be beneficial to him. McMahon feels they need to capitalize on Ryback's momentum, which would require the muscle-bound grappler to challenge for the WWE Championship in the main event.