WWE News WWE NEWS: Smackdown SPOILERS 10/26 - Complete results for Friday's show; post-taping Dark Match result
Oct 23, 2012 - 10:03:39 PM
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WWE Smackdown TV taping report
October 23, 2013
Results submitted by Zim, PWTorch VIP member
Really nice-sized crowd tonight with probably 6,000 in here. The crowd is seated all the way to the top three-fourths of the arena.
Pre-Smackdown, JBL made his entrance, raised #hardbodyref Scott Armstong's hand, and proceeded to beat down Josh Mathews with his hat when Mathews went for a handshake. Hilarious. Ok, I have never laughed as hard at a wrestling event (other than Chikara) as I did right here. The refs were changing the ropes for Smackdown and were taking FOREVER. A "Put the rope up" chant started. Then, JBL grabbed a mic and absolutely tore into all four refs. JBL promo at its best and had probably ten arena-wide "JBL" chants in support. He may be the most over man in the company to these fans here tonight.
Smackdown SPOILERS 10/26
Randy Orton made his entrance to open the show. He cut a promo on Del Rio, whose music cut Orton off. They had a verbal exchange that ended with Del Rio backing down and the crowd chanting "No Kahones." Wade Barrett came out of nowhere and hit Orton from behind, then went back up the ramp. Backstage, Teddy Long made the main event for tonight: Orton vs. Barrett
(1) Kane beat Cody Rhodes with a chokeslam in about 5 minutes. Daniel Bryan and Damien Sandow were on commentary, which should be quite entertaining TV this Friday.
Backstage, Smackdown GM Booker T and Big Show had a short exchange.
(2) The Miz defeated Yoshi Tatsu with the Skullcrushing Finale. Another five-minute match, nothing special.
Backstage, Booker had Eve, Aksana, Kaitlyn, and Layla in for a meeting. Aksana said that Eve texted her and told her to attack Kaitlyn. Teddy came in and explained how he knew all along. Eve contended that someone stole her iPad, sent the email, and is framing Eve. Booker then set up a triple threat match for the Divas Title at HIAC: Eve vs. Layla vs. Kaitlyn. He also announced a tag match between the four for tonight
(3) Wade Barrett pinned Randy Orton. Alberto Del Rio ran down towards the end of the match, distracted Orton, and Barrett hit his Souvenir Elbow for the win.
(4) Divas champion Eve & Aksana beat Kaitlyn & Layla. Kaitlyn took the pinfall when Layla accidentally hit her with a kick intended for Eve. There was tension between the faces leading to the three-way Divas Title match at HIAC.
WWE is advertising for the HIAC pre-show that John Cena will address WWE fans about the A.J. Lee controversy.
Backstage, Booker T and Sheamus had a brief exchange.
Kane told D-Bryan that if he wins tonight, he's the real tag team champions. Kane and Cody Rhodes then came out on commentary for the next match. Damien Sandow made his entrance and cut a promo, insulting "Yes!" and Bryan's beard.
(5) Damien Sandow pinned Daniel Bryan with his straightjacket neckbreaker. The finish came when action went to ringside, Bryan shoved Cody, Kane went after Sandow, and Cody shoved Bryan into the ring post before throwing him back into the ring for Sandow to finish him off.
- For the final segment of the show, 12 security people stood in two opposite corners of the ring. Josh Mathews set up a mid-ring face-to-face between the participants in the World title match on Sunday, Sheamus and Big Show. Sheamus was out first, followed by Big Show.
The security guards formed a line between the two. Big Show put his KO Punch over as more powerful than the Rock Bottom, Stunner, AA, and the Brogue Kick. Show then said that Sheamus can't even reach his head with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus cut a Sheamus promo about how his two favorite things are a pint of ale and a good fight. He said he's excited for the chance to conquer the giant. He then repeated over and over "the time for fighting is now." He charged through the line of guards and attacked Show, security intervened, so both men cleared house before Sheamus went for the Brogue on Show, who ducked out of the ring and hit the ramp. Sheamus then kicked one of the guards instead. The show should go off the air here. Overall, a good final edition of Smackdown leading to the PPV.
Post-TV taping: Sheamus grabbed a mic to set up the dark main event of a Last Man Standing World Title match.
Dark Main Event: World Hvt. champion Sheamus beat Big Show in a Last Man Standing match to retain the World Title. Sheamus hit a super-impressive White Noise on the giant for a nine count. Show came back with a chokeslam for a nine count. The finish came when Sheamus ducked the KO Punch and hit a Brogue kick (yes, reaching Show's head) for the ten count to send the crowd home happy.
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