WWE SmackDown Report – August 17th, 2012
We begin this week’s show with a look back at comments from Alberto Del Rio when he said that he was superior to Sheamus. Then we see how Sheamus got revenge by damaging Alberto Del Rio’s car. Then we see Booker T’s announcement last week that Alberto Del Rio was removed from the World Title Match at SummerSlam.
We are live on tape from Austin, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘I asked Jim Ross to attend tonight, but he said no’ Cole and Josh ‘Chris Simms’ Mathews.
Alberto Del Rio comes to the ring with Ricardo Rodriguez and this time he is walking to the ring instead of worrying about Sheamus stealing another car.
Alberto says that he wants his World Title match back right now. He says that peasant Sheamus stole his car and it cannot be fixed. Somehow Sheamus gets rewarded. What kind of champion is Sheamus if he cries to the General Manager to get their match at SummerSlam cancelled.
What kind of General Manager is Booker T to agree to Sheamus’ demands. He says that he is the number one contender and he is not going to leave the ring until his title match is reinstated.
Booker T makes his way into the arena and he makes his way to the ring. Booker says that of all people he did not expect this from Alberto. He says that Alberto has been a pain in his side.
Alberto says that Sheamus messed with his property and he took care of Sheamus. That is what a real man does.
Booker says that a real man does not hire five goons to beat up one man. Alberto went past the boundaries and he will not allow that on Smackdown.
Alberto wants to know who Booker thinks he is to take away what is his. Alberto says that he earned the right to be the number one contender a long time ago. Alberto says that he talked to his lawyers . . .
Chris Jericho’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Chris wants Alberto to shut the hell up. He says that nobody cares about his lawyers, his money, his fancy cars, his goofy scarves, his ring announcer, his big ears, his tiny nose, his greasy hair, or his incessant whining. He says that Alberto sounds like a Chihuahua.
Alberto calls Jericho a dog and then Jericho responds in Spanish.
Chris asks everyone if he should give Alberto a Spanish lesson. He tells Alberto that his breath smells like dog poop.
Alberto asks Jericho what he wants.
Chris says that since Alberto is not getting a title match at SummerSlam, after he beats Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam, he can take Alberto’s spot in the match against Sheamus and become the new World Champion.
Alberto wants to know if Jericho is crazy. He saw a peasant steal his car. He is not going to let another steal his title match.
Chris and Alberto argue and Booker decides to jump in. Booker says that everyone knows that his word was laid down. Sheamus is not competing at SummerSlam so we can have a main event tonight. For the first time on Smackdown, Chris Jericho faces Alberto Del Rio.
We go to commercial.
Before our first match, Cody Rhodes says that he tried to do the unthinkable, he tried to unmask Sin Cara and reveal the abomination that is his face. He asks that all children prone to nightmares and anyone with heart problems to look away. Cody says that he has worked with a professional artist to show what Sin Cara looks like unmasked. He says that Cara is ugly as sin.
Match Number One: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Miz and Cody Rhodes
Rhodes and Cara start things off and Rhodes with a kick to the midsection. Cara with a handspring back elbow and drop kick that sends Rhodes to the floor. Miz is sent to the floor by Cara and Rey. Rey with a seated splash onto Miz from the apron and Cara with a suicide dive onto Cody. Rhodes is rolled back into the ring and Cara gets a near fall.
Cara with a kick to the head and then Cara with a double jump flip arm drag to Rhodes. Miz distracts Cara and Cody with a clothesline for a near fall. Miz tags in and he sends Cara to the mat and he punches Cara in the head. Miz has something to say to Rey on the apron and then he tags Cody back in. Cody with a kick to the leg and then Cody tries to remove the mask. Cody gets a near fall.
Cody with a gourdbuster and then he punches Cara in the face. Miz tags back in and he kicks Cara in the midsection. Miz with a punch but Cara with kicks to Miz. Miz with a knee to stop Cara but Miz is limping slightly. Miz with a reverse chin lock.
Cody tags back in and he kicks Cara. Rhodes with a snap mare and he tries to remove the mask again. Cara with elbows and then he hits a flying mare to escape. Rey tags in and he hits a tilt-a-whirl head scissors but Rhodes with a sunset flip. Rey rolls through and kicks Cody in the head and gets a near fall. Rey with a kick to Cody and then he hits a bulldog and gets a near fall.
Miz breaks up the cover and Cara with a head scissors to Miz and then he sends Miz to the floor. Cody goes after Cara’s mask but Rey with a 619 and then Rey goes up top for the frog splash and he gets the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
After the match, Miz tries to attack Rey with the belt but Rey moves. Miz falls into the ropes and Rey hits the 619 on Miz. Rey picks up the title belt.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks make their way to the ring and they are dressed in suits, not their usual ring gear. Tyle and Curt remove their jackets and then they start to dance, but then it turns into the WWE version of Chippendales.
Match Number Two: Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks versus Two Local Talents (I will call them Austin One and Austin Two)
Hawkins and One start things off with Reks giving him a snap mare followed by a kick to the back. Reks tags in and Hawkins trips One and Reks with a boot to the midsection. Reks with a leaping elbow drop and biel. Two tags in and Reks throws One out of the ring. Reks with a clothesline to Two and he sends him into the turnbuckles. Hawkins tags in and hits a clothesline. Hawkins slaps Two and pushes him to the mat. Hawkins with a scoop slam and he gyrates over Two.
Reks tags in and they hit a running power slam and neck breaker combination for the three count.
Winners: Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw Rebound focusing on the Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title at SummerSlam.
Eve Torres is walking in the back as she prepares for her match against Kaitlyn. William Regal wishes her luck but Eve says that she doesn’t need it. Regal says that there was a time when he was in charge of Raw. He was the most powerful entertainer in the entire WWE. He thought he was unstoppable, but now . . . He wishes Eve luck again and he says that power can be very fleeting.
A woman tells William to take out the trash because that is what he is paid to do. Regal says that work is work.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the latest Barrett Barrage Fight CluBarrage video package.
Teddy Long has joined Michael and Josh at the announce table for the next match where we see who will join Booker’s administration.
Match Number Three: Eve Torres versus Kaitlyn in a Booker’s Assistant Match
They lock up and Eve backs Kaitlyn against the ropes and then after a clean break she pushes Kaitlyn. Eve with a take down into a front face lock. Eve with a Fujiwara arm bar and Eve uses the ropes to keep Kaitlyn from getting to the ropes.
Kaitlyn with a punch and back body drop followed by a flying shoulder tackle. Kaitlyn with a rollup for a near fall. Eve sends Kaitlyn throat first into the ropes. Kaitlyn with an inside cradle for a near fall. Eve with a kick to Kaitlyn.
Eve with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip. Eve sends Kaitlyn to the apron but Kaitlyn with a shoulder. Kaitlyn goes up top but Eve pulls her off the turnbuckles. Eve with a front face lock and hits Roll the Dice for the three count.
Winner: Eve Torres
After the match, Eve goes over to Teddy Long at ringside and she blows a kiss to the dejected former General Manager.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Eve joins Booker in his office and Booker congratulates Eve. Eve says that she knows that she is Booker’s assistant but she has a number of ideas. Booker says that he saw the resume but he mentions the history with Teddy Long and he wants to know if she will get along with Teddy. Eve says that the past is the past and she will get along with Teddy.
Eve says that she needs to shower and then she will be at his disposal.
Match Number Four: Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton
The crowd starts to Yes and it frustrates Bryan. They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Bryan retreats to the corner. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Bryan retreats to the corner one more time.
Bryan wants a test of strength but it is a trap and Bryan with a kick. Bryan flips out of the corner on an Irish whip but he runs into a drop kick. Bryan goes to the floor and he argues with a fan at ringside. Bryan returns to the ring before the ten count and Orton with a back body drop and then he stomps on Bryan. Orton with a boot to the solar plexus.
Orton misses a knee drop and Bryan focuses on the injury and drop kicks the knee. Bryan puts the leg on the ropes and drops down onto the leg. Orton with kicks to Bryan followed by punches but Bryan with a European uppercut and then he takes Orton down again with a single leg take down. Bryan with an elbow to the leg.
Bryan works on the knee and Orton tries to escape the hold. Bryan kicks Orton in the leg again. Bryan and Orton exchange punches but Orton gets the upper hand until Bryan kicks the injured knee. Bryan with a butterfly suplex and then Bryan chants no before going up top. Orton stops Bryan and he punches Bryan. Orton with a head butt and then he sets for a superplex and hits it and both men are down.
Orton grabs his knee while Bryan holds is midsection. Orton rolls over to get a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton and Bryan exchange punches. Bryan with a single leg take down and then he drives the knee into the mat. Bryan kicks Orton in the knee and then he puts the leg in the ropes. Bryan with more kicks to the injured leg followed by a running drop kick into the knee.
Bryan charges into the corner but Orton avoids Bryan and Bryan goes shoulder first into the turnbuckles and then Orton gets a near fall with a rollup. Orton with two clotheslines. Bryan misses a clothesline and that means it is power slam time. Orton sends Bryan to the apron for the IEDDT but Bryan is able to escape and he pulls Orton to the floor. Orton Irish whips Bryan into the ringside barrier.
Orton rolls Bryan back into the ring and he struggles getting to his feet so Bryan is able to roll to the other side of the ring. Bryan sends Orton into the ring steps and then he sends Orton back into the ring. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with Kicks of No to Orton and then he tries for the round kick but Orton ducks down. Orton hits the back breaker but he feels the pain when he hits the mat. Orton gets a near fall.
Orton with an Irish whip but Bryan with a knee to the leg. Orton punches Bryan on the turnbuckles and he sets for the IEDDT on the turnbuckles and he hits it. Orton looks around and he sets for the push ups. Orton tries for the RKO but Bryan counters and tries for the No Lock. Orton stays on his feet but Bryan sends Orton to the mat. Bryan applies the hold and Orton fights through the pain and then Kane’s pyro goes off.
Bryan releases the hold and he looks around for Kane. Bryan leaves the ring and he looks around while the Kane lighting bathes the building. The lights return to normal and there is no Kane. Bryan returns to the ring and he runs into an RKO and Orton gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Kane makes his way onto the stage and he smiles and laughs.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Santino Marella joins Josh and Michael at the announce table.
Antonio Cesaro comes to the ring with Aksana and this week, we learn Loser in five languages
Match Number Five: Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana) versus Zack Ryder
Cesaro with a knee and then he hits a deadlift side salto followed by kicks to the head. Cesaro with head butts to the chest and then he applies a rear chin lock with his knee in Ryder’s back. Ryder with punches and an X Factor. Ryder with clotheslines followed by a running forearm into the corner. Ryder hits the Broski Boot and gets a near fall.
Cesaro with a punch and then he hot shots Ryder and then he hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
After the match, Cesaro goes to the announce table and he pie faces Santino. Santino applauds what Cesaro did and then Cesaro pushes Santino over the announce table.
Antonio leaves with Aksana.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package featuring the build for the match between Brock Lesnar and Triple H on Sunday at SummerSlam.
We are told by Michael Cole that due to the injuries suffered by Shawn Michaels that he will probably not be at SummerSlam. Medical staff has said that Shawn will not be at SummerSlam.
We take a look at some of the Tweets about the Brock Lesnar/Triple H match from the WWE Universe and wrestlers. Then we see a Tweet from Paul Heyman about the situation.
With Alberto Del Rio already in the ring, we Chris Jericho walking in the back for his match. Dolph Ziggler attacks Chris Jericho in the back with the briefcase. While Vickie laughs maniacally, he runs a piece of equipment into Jericho. Ziggler tells Jericho that he cannot win the big one. Booker tells Ziggler to get out of there as he checks on Jericho. We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto asks Jericho about those Spanish lessons now. Alberto says that he is the winner by forfeit and Ricardo makes the announcement. Alberto tells Booker that wants him to be granted his match for SummerSlam.
Instead of Booker, it is the man Alberto is scheduled to face and he is holding his midsection.
Match Number Six: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Chris Jericho
Del Rio tells Jericho that he cannot compete but Jericho with punches. Del Rio with a kick to the midsection followed by a boot to the midsection for a near fall. Del Rio with an Irish whip that sends Jericho sternum first into the turnbuckles. Del Rio leaps onto the chest and he gets a near fall. Del Rio slaps Jericho in the head and then he chokes Jericho while mocking him.
Jericho with punches to Del Rio followed by chops. Del Rio with a knee to the midsection and then he hits a drop kick to the head. Del Rio sets for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Jericho escapes and hits an enzuigiri. Jericho with a kick and knee to the midsection. Jericho punches Del Rio but Del Rio sends Jericho to the apron. Del Rio with a kick to the midsection and then he knocks Jericho off the apron and Jericho hits the announce table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a rear chin lock and body scissors. Jericho with elbows to get out of the body scissors. Jericho with punches to Del Rio followed by a forearm. Jericho with a chop but Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio kicks Jericho in the head. Del Rio with an Irish whip and enzuigiri into the corner. Del Rio gets another near fall.
Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles and he tries for a double stomp but Jericho moves and Del Rio falls to the mat. Jericho with kicks to the leg followed by a shoulder tackle. Del Rio with a back heel kick and slap to the head. Jericho with a forearm of his own and then Jericho with a Lionsault but Jericho is in too much pain to make the cover.
Jericho is able to crawl over and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with head butts and then he sends Jericho into the turnbuckles again. Jericho blocks an arm breaker and turns it into the Walls of Jericho. Del Rio is able to fight his way out of the hold and he kicks Jericho to the ropes but Ziggler has come out and he pulls down the ropes and Jericho goes to the floor.
Ziggler rolls Jericho back into the ring and Del Rio with a round kick for the three count.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Alberto applies the cross arm breaker on Jericho and Chris taps out while Ziggler tells Jericho he can’t beat him or win the big one.
Sheamus’ music plays and he comes to the ring and he takes Del Rio to the mat and he punches Del Rio. Sheamus with more punches. Del Rio rakes the eyes but Sheamus with more punches. Del Rio with a kick to the injured arm. Del Rio sets for the cross arm breaker but they go to the floor. Sheamus chases after Del Rio and Alberto goes into the crowd with Ricardo.
Sheamus thinks about going after Alberto but Sheamus checks on Jericho instead.
Booker T comes out and he wants to know what Sheamus is doing here.
Sheamus tells Booker that he wants him to reinstate his match with Del Rio for SummerSlam.
Booker tells Sheamus that he is talking with his heart. He reminds Sheamus that he is injured.
Sheamus says that they will have to rip his arm off his body and that won’t even stop him from competing in the match. He asks Booker to reinstate the match.
Booker says that if he does that it will be for the World Championship.
Sheamus says that the only person who wants this match more than Del Rio is him. He asks Booker one more time to please reinstate the match.
Booker agrees to do it because that is what Sheamus wants. The match is back on for SummerSlam and it will be for the World Title.
We go to credits.