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PARKS' WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 10/29: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the show, including Kane's funeral for The Undertaker

Oct 29, 2010 - 9:00:21 PM
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WWE Smackdown review
October 29, 2010
Taped 10/26/10 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Aired on SyFy
By Greg Parks, PWTorch Columnist



- WWE Open.

- A video aired of the Undertaker, slowly and deliberately stepping out of the darkness and through a door with a giant light.

- In the arena, Kane and Paul Bearer were out. The Buried Alive tombstone and the dirt pile was still there, perhaps moved from the PPV. Kane promised that Undertaker would not come back. He requested that the fans thank him for sending Taker away, for removing the false hope that he provided for the fans’ meaningless lives. He said they were clinging to hope that Taker would return. He was in the ring by now, cutting the promo, saying Taker was six feet underground. Amidst “you suck” chants, Kane told the fans to stand and observe a moment of silence for the man we’ll never see again. He clearly has not learned from Taker’s history. Surprisingly, Alberto Del Rio’s music interrupted. He drove into the arena and Kane did not look happy. They did have his fireworks ready, though.

Del Rio said this was a really sad thing here. He said the funeral really should be for Kane’s World Heavyweight Title. Kane screamed at Del Rio about what he said, but Del Rio knocked the urn out of Paul Bearer’s hands. Kane attacked him, but Del Rio gave him an enziguiri. Rey Mysterio ran out and gave Kane a 619. Bearer was protecting the urn but he got a 619 too. Kane came back to attack Mysterio once again, but Edge ran out and Speared Kane. Todd Grisham said a statement was made by each one of these men, staking their claim for a shot at Kane’s World Title.

[Commercial Break]

- Teddy Long was backstage with Del Rio. Del Rio demanded to be the #1 Contender, but Long said Edge and Mysterio would disagree with that decision. Instead, he made a match to determine the #1 Contender tonight. It was a three-way between Edge, Mysterio and Del Rio.

- As Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero (dressed as a leopard…or, cougar) came to the ring, Grisham, Michael Cole and Matt Striker were shown at ringside. They also showed the end of the Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler match from this past Monday.

1 – DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. DANIEL BRYAN

Bryan grabbed hold of Ziggler’s leg as he was on the mat, and wouldn’t let him go. Big elbowdrop from Ziggler. Grisham emphasized that Bryan has now won two in a row against Ziggler. Ziggler slowed things down and taunted Bryan, then dropkicked him when Bryan fought back. He grabbed a rest-hold on the mat. Mr. Perfect neck-snap from Ziggler, and a cover got two. Rear chin-lock from Ziggler, as this is turning into the Ziggler match I’m most familiar with. Bryan got back to his feet and landed forearms and kicks. Bryan moonsaulted away from Ziggler, landing on his feet and hitting a running forearm. To the top he went, and nailed Ziggler with what appeared to be a right hand. Ziggler took a powder outside the ring as they went to break shy of 5:00 into the match.

[Commercial Break]

Ziggler hit the ropes and got kicked in the face by Bryan. Springboard, but Bryan landed on his feet. Ziggler landed the Fameasser for two. Both men ended up on the ground after a collision. They got to their feet at six and Bryan tried a suplex. A reversal didn’t work and neither man could hit the move until Bryan suplexed Ziggler over the top, but his momentum carried him over as well. Both struggled to get into the ring, but Ziggler got in at seven. Bryan climbed in at nine. The two traded right hands and Bryan kicked Ziggler in the chest. He got caught with a boot running into the corner. Ziggler nonchalantly went for Bryan’s leg, but Bryan caught him in the LeBell lock. He couldn’t hook it in though, and Ziggler put him in the sleeper. The ref got bumped and Ziggler hit the Zig Zag. Vickie came into the ring and counted to three, but the ref got up and disallowed it. Instead, Ziggler, distracted by the ref escorting Vickie out of the ring, got hit in the face by a Bryan kick for the pinfall loss.

WINNER: Bryan, at 13:09. Certainly not as good as their first two, but still slightly above-average. And wasn’t there a point a few months ago where Vickie’s decision in a similar situation was upheld?

Vickie and Ziggler continued to argue with referee Mike Chioda outside the ring after the match.

- Tonight, a Triple-Threat match will determine the #1 Contender for the World Title.

[Commercial Break]

- Striker plugged WWE.com for exclusive photos of Bragging Rights.

- Josh Mathews was pacing backstage, when Paul Bearer came upon him, in great agony. He yelled at Josh, asking him what he was doing. He said he knew why Josh was there, and he wanted to know about what happened to Bearer. He said Edge, Mysterio and Del Rio would pay. Kane, breathing quite heavily, came upon behind Mathews, which chased Mathews off.

- The announcers sent it to a Stand Up For WWE video, where the Superstars and Divas talked about their love of WWE.

- Kelly Kelly was looking in a mirror backstage when Cody Rhodes came up and said he needed the mirror more than she did. She agreed. Rhodes talked about how being Dashing meant he always had to look his best. Big Show came up from behind and challenged Rhodes to a match tonight. Rhodes said it wasn’t going to happen and then said it’s because he’s in a tag-team. Rhodes said if Show had a partner, he would love to face them in a tag match. Show said he could get a partner, because people like him. Rhodes said people do like him and said the match is on. Show did his best Drew McIntyre impersonation, which wasn’t bad, saying Rhodes better tell Mac what he got him into. Show then asked Kelly what she was supposed to be dressed up as, so she whispered it to him.

[Commercial Break]

2 – JACK SWAGGER vs. KAVAL

Swagger’s eagle mascot came to the ring with him, as usual. Swagger sent Kaval into the corner, but Kaval climbed to the top and chopped Kaval in the neck. Kaval tried a handspring cross-body, but Swagger caught him and slammed him. Hard whip into the buckle by Swagger. Vader Bomb by Swagger for two. He picked Kaval up and put him in a bear-hug. Swagger tried to slam Kaval again, but Kaval climbed on his shoulders and turned it into a hurricanrana. Swagger missed a corner charge and did a running kick to Swagger’s chest. He came off the turnbuckle with a knee to the back of Swagger’s head for two. Liger kick to the nose, but Swagger tried a German suplex. Kaval landed on his feet and did the double-stomp for two. He went to the top, perhaps for another double-stomp, but Swagger brought him off the top. He tripped Kaval and rammed his leg into the ring post and steps. Clothesline to the back of the head from back inside the ring. He continued to soften up the ankle. Ankle-lock applied, and Kaval tapped.

WINNER: Swagger, at 4:05. Kaval, like Bourne on Raw, bringing a nice dose of athleticism to the show.

- Next is the annual Divas Halloween Costume Contest.

[Commercial Break]

- They showed a video package highlighting the first segment, then plugged the main event.

- Long and Hornswoggle were in the ring to oversee the Divas Costume Contest. Horny was dressed as a cowboy. The Bella Twins came out dressed as Batman and Robin. Alicia Fox came to the ring dressed as Cleopatra. Kelly Kelly was Little Bo Peep. Next was Rosa Mendes as a leprechaun. Melina in a tight Spiderwoman costume. LayCool were the final entrants, as Lady Gaga (McCool) and Beyonce (Layla). There can only be one….winner. And of course, the fans were going to decide. McCool had a mic though, and said it was obvious they were the winners, so they wanted to save everyone some time. Melina took issue with that result, and shoved McCool down. Long said that instead of introducing a winner tonight, there would be an eight-Diva tag match. Did he just think this up in lieu of the fan voting? If so, how did the Divas know which team they were on?

3 – THE BELLA TWINS & KELLY KELLY & MELINA vs. LAYCOOL & ALICIA FOX & ROSA MENDES

Cole called Grisham and Striker nerds as they made comic book references. Layla danced, but she got clotheslined by Batman Bella. Robin Bella came in double-teamed Fox with Melina, who kicked Fox in the face. Single-arm take-over by Melina, and a beauty. They went to break a minute in. Seriously?

[Commercial Break]

Back with Batman Bella in with Mendes. Kelly tagged in and she stuffed something in Mendes’ mouth. Cole said it was a pacifier. Cole said he was going to be Kenny Powers from Eastbound and Down for Halloween. The match broke down after Kelly tried to pin Mendes. The two legal ladies ended up in the ring and the K2 connected for the win.

WINNERS: The Bellas, Melina and Kelly Kelly, at 6:05. Less than a third of that match was actually shown, I think.

- Rey was backstage when Edge came up to him. He said the two of them won Bragging Rights for the Smackdown team. However, tonight isn’t about team spirit. Edge said he’d become #1 Contender for the World Title. Mysterio said he respected that, but he wouldn’t discriminate between Edge and Del Rio tonight.

[Commercial Break]

- As the former tag champs made their way to the ring, McIntyre cut a promo on Nexus, saying he and Rhodes thought Nexus was pathetic. He said they were taking the titles back. Rhodes had a “dashing” tip for the Nexus: Watch what they do to Big Show and his partner, because from now on, the two of them will be known as “The Dashing Ones.” I hope that doesn’t stick.

4 – DREW MCINTYRE & CODY RHODES vs. THE BIG SHOW & KOFI KINGSTON

McIntyre grabbed a side headlock on Kingston. Eventually though, Kingston was able to tag in Show, who chopped McIntyre in the chest in the corner. Grisham said that McIntyre is probably regretting his agreement to be in this match, but remember, Rhodes volunteered him for it. Whether or not that makes it official…well, I’ll have to consult the Smackdown rulebook for that one. Kingston back in, and Rhodes in as well, but Kingston forearmed him in the face. Roll-up by Kofi, but only a two-count. Rhodes sent Kingston chest-first into the buckle, and McIntyre tagged in. He rammed the leg of Kingston into the ringpost. McIntyre picked Kingston up and dropped him knee-first onto the announce table. The heels continued the heat segment on Kofi, working the knee. Kingston dropkicked McIntyre out of the ring, and getting heat on Kofi worked, because he tagged Show as McIntyre tagged Rhodes. BIG back-body drop on Rhodes from Show. Spinebuster from Show, and he appeared to be going for his submission finisher, but Mac interrupted. Rhodes came from behind, but he got put up in a chokeslam. As he was up there, Rhodes called McIntyre over, but Mac didn’t budge. He got slammed, and that finished it.

WINNERS: Show and Kofi, at 8:14. Don’t tell me they’re planning to break up ANOTHER tag team already.

- The Triple-Threat, #1 Contender Match is next.

[Commercial Break]

- Drew McIntyre was walking backstage when Cody Rhodes called after him from behind. HE complained about McIntyre not watching his back. Rhodes said the only way he is going to win gold is without McIntyre. Jeez, they were just champions! McIntyre reminded him he’s the chosen one, and Rhodes said he’s going to walk away before he does something he’ll regret. Rhodes said “The Dashing Ones” are no more. There goes 6 months of storyline thrown out in about five days. Hopefully it means WWE has one of them in line for a big singles push.

- The pro-WWE video on the Superstars advocating literacy aired.

- Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio. The other two competitors made their entrances too, and Tony Chimel continues to make my week by cracking his voice on “Superstar” during Edge’s ring intro. The match begins next.

[Commercial Break]

5 – ALBERTO DEL RIO vs. REY MYSTERIO vs. EDGE – TRIPLE-THREAT #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The match started as soon as they returned from break. Del Rio worked over Rey at the start while Edge was on the outside. Del Rio threw Mysterio shoulder-first into the ring post, but Edge ran in and rolled Del Rio up for two. Eventually, Del Rio and Edge were down outside the ring and Mysterio jumped onto them off the top rope. All three convalesced at ringside as they went to break about 2:00 into the match.

[Commercial Break]

Del Rio had his boot stuck squarely on the trachea of Mysterio as the show came back from break. Mysterio fought back enough to dropkick a seated Del Rio in the corner. Mysterio was thrown into the ropes, where he hit Edge. Edge with a sunset flip on Del Rio, who was still holding Mysterio and flipped him over his head. Edge tried to suplex Del Rio from the apron back into the ring, and the two battled there. Del Rio ended up choking Edge over the top rope. On the outside, Mysterio sent Edge into the steel steps. Edge tried to get the upper hadn back in the ring, but Mysterio set him up for a 619. But Del Rio tripped Rey up as he ran the ropes. Face-plant by Edge on Del Rio. German suplex with a bridge by Del Rio for two. Edge was crotched on the top rope as Rey went up to meet him. He was shoved off on a hurricanrana attempt and Del Rio hooked him in the cross arm-breaker. But it was too close to the corner and Edge came off the top with a knee to the chest for two. Crowd, surprisingly, was more in Edge’s corner, chanting “spear.” Double clothesline by Del Rio and all three men were down. Del Rio hammered awa on Mysterio, then Edge. Del Rio tossed Rey over his head, where he landed on Edge. Mysterio got Del Rio in position for the 619 and he hit it. But Edge speared Rey off the apron and tried to steal the pin on Del Rio, to no avail. Edge was hoisted up on Del Rio’s shoulders, but Edge DDT’d him. Edge set up for the spear, but Del Rio’s ring announcer grabbed Edge’s leg and Del Rio landed the enziguiri. Mysterio jumped in and broke up the pin. He went for one of his own on Del Rio, but got two. Both Del Rio and Edge were set up for the 619. Del Rio got to Rey though and put him up on his shoulders for an electric chair, but Edge speared Del Rio, sending both spilling to the mat. Edge then pinned ADR to become the #1 Contender.

WINNER: Edge, at 15:18.

- Post-match, Kane came out onto the stage and set off the fire from the ring posts. He stared at Edge, who was still in the ring. Kane raised the title as the two continued to eye each other as the show went off the air.

Greg Parks has been covering WWE Smackdown for PWTorch.com since January of 2007. Comments, questions and feedback are welcome, and can be sent to g_man9784@yahoo.com.


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