WWE SmackDown Recap (9/24) - Paul Bearer Returns And More!
We are welcomed to the show by Todd Grisham and Matt Stryker. They tease a challenge Kane will have for The Undertaker.
The fire erupts and here comes Kane. Not much of a pop either way. Todd and Matt pump up Kane's dominant victory over Undertaker at Night of Champions. His opponent is Chris Masters. Kane begins with a headlock and a shoulder block. Masters counters with a swinging neck breaker and a shoulder block of his own. He locks in the Master Lock! Kane is struggling but fights his way to ropes, but Masters holds on. Kane backs him in again and again. Third time is a charm as the hold is broken. Kane kicks him in knee and follows up with some kicks and punches. 3 clotheslines to Masters in the corner. Kane gets a 2 count. Kane levels him with a dropkick and gets 2. He is really laying a beat down and the crowd seems indifferent. Masters works his way to top rope but Kane blocks it and give a choke slam. Gives the throat slash and delivers a tombstone. This one is over.
Kane wins in a way too long squash match. Kane grabs the microphone and he took the best Taker had to offer and won. He claims he is the dominant brother and he can smell the fear in Undertaker and the WWE Universe. He goes into crowd and teases his challenge where he will take the Undertakers legend and soul.
Stryker pimps WWE.com and Facebook.com/WWE.
"Dashing" Cody Rhodes is out and he stares at his reflection. Best entrance. He introduces his partner Drew McIntyre. They head to the ring to defend the tag team titles. The Hart Dynasty is out. Natalya is showing massive cleavage. McIntyre and Smith start. McIntyre misses a shoulder block and a nice belly to belly by Smith. 2 count. Kidd is in and they double team Drew. Nice dropkick move. McIntyre slides outside and gets leg scissored for his trouble. We go to commercial.
We are back and Smith is getting double teamed Cody hits a nice clothesline. Jawbreaker by Smith. Cody gets up and works over Smith. Very solid knee drop and he gets 2. Hot tags on each side. Nice drop kick by Kidd. 2 count. McIntyre gets thrown to the corner and gets a boot followed by a neck breaker. Rhodes is in to break up the near fall. McIntyre removes the turnbuckle padding throws Kidd into exposed turnbuckle and hits the Future Shock DDT. 3 count. Your winners are Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre. They looked impressive.
Undertaker is on a stairwell in the back looking dejected and despondent.
Cut to Alberto Del Rio standing over a beaten Christian. He tells Christian that he told him another place, another time" and this was the place and time. Security tends to Captain Charisma.
We return with a recap of Raw and John Cena's gauntlet match. This leads into a promo for Hell in a Cell.
Hornswoggle is in the back with the Dudebusters who are dressed like movers. They try to teach Horny to talk. Teddy breaks it up and tells them to move on as he pimps the move to SYFY.
Cm Punk is coloring his wrist tape and we see Luke Gallows. Punk says he is through with Gallows and that Gallows was not worthy of being in the SES. Gallows jacks up Punk and says he is better than Punk and he will beat him tonight and celebrate with a beer after the match.
We come back and Chavo is in the ring. Kaval is introduced to an ok pop. Matt and Todd pump up Kaval as a breakout start. Chavo starts out strong but Kaval breaks out with a spinning kick and works over Chavo. Chavo kicks him out of the ring and slams him into the barrier. Body slam into barrier by Chavo. Chavo throws him in the ring and hits a splash. Kaval kicks out and hits a springboard kick, he gets a 2 count. Chavo recovers and hits the rolling suplexes Frogsplash misses. Kaval hits a kick and gets a 2. Chavo blocks a move off the top rope and throws Kaval. Frogsplash by Chavo and this one is over. Chavo by pinfall. Not sure why Kaval would job, but OK match.