|By Raj Giri||November 23, 2012 | Comments|
Smackdown started with Miz TV, with John Cena as The Miz's guest. Miz asked Cena about his kiss with AJ, which got Cena a little worked up. Miz then went on to ask about his knee, and Cena explained what he can and can't do. AJ was out next and was asked if she had feelings for Cena. Before she could answer, Dolph Ziggler interrupted, who was joined by Vickie Guerrero. Couldn't hear much of what was said after Vickie came out due to the heat, however Cena did crack a joke about how Vickie is a man and Dolph is not. The segment ended there.
Ryback then came out and destroyed the Miz TV set after Miz went in the back. HUGE POP for Ryback. Ryback faced Darren Young, who managed to get a little bit of offense in. Titus O'Neil was on commentary. Ryback won via the Shellshock and then Titus got into the ring to try to "talk" to Ryback. Titus has a whistle, which was hilarious. Ryback Shellshocked Titus, and then headed to the back.
R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro was up next. Truth actually beat Cesaro in about a 5 minute non-title match. Was not expecting that to happen at all. Not much from either man here, tons of heat for Cesaro though, a lot of USA chants.
Sin Cara then faced Alberto Del Rio in a high flying athletic match. Both men got a lot of offense in, and it lasted a good 10 minutes. No botches that I could see from Sin Cara. Del Rio worked the arm and eventually got Sin Cara into the cross armbreaker, where he tapped quickly. Del Rio then played to the crowd before heading to the back.
Sheamus was in a suite to watch Team Hell No vs. The Big Show in a 2-on-1 handicap match. Watch for me on Smackdown, as I was the one doing the "Yes! NO" thing with Bryan. Huge pop for D-Bry. Bryan was in for the first half of the match, both men traded offense, then made the tag to Kane. Kane came in hot and got a lot of offense in. Looked like Kane had it, but Daniel made the tag and ended up taking a chokeslam to get pinned. Show then cut a promo directed at Sheamus, who was watching in a suite.
Up next was Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow for the Intercontinental Title. Wade Barrett was on commentary. Sandow looked tough for the first half of the match until Kofi turned the tides. High flying typical Kofi match, who hit the Trouble in Paradise for the pin. A lot of work on the outside too. Barrett then cut a promo on Kingston about how he's going to take the IC from him soon.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton was the main event, and the place exploded for Randy Orton. Orton and Ziggler traded offense and ended up on the other side of the barricade at one point. Orton finally got into that gear after a good 15 minutes, and it looked like it was all over for Ziggler. However, Orton went for the RKO and it was countered and Dolph rolled up Orton to steal a victory. Stellar match, a must watch. Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez showed up to try and attack Orton, but Ricardo got RKO'd and then Del Rio retreated. Ziggler was on the stage when out of no where Cena showed up and put Ziggler in the STFU for a good 2 minutes. Refs had to break Cena off of him. Orton then played to the crowd as did Cena on the stage and the show was over.
Dark Match: Sheamus beat The Big Show in a dark match via DQ. Show hit Sheamus with a chair to get DQ'd and then Sheamus turned the tides and beat the hell out of Show to send the crowd home happy.
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