Welcome to a Holiday Edition of the WrestlingInc.com WWE Saturday Morning Slam Recap.
-We begin with an animated CM Punk lighting up a WWE tree; the trigger won't work. We then go to the stage where all the Superstars are gathered. John Cena acts as conductor as they do a revamped WWE rendition of Jingle Bells (Ring the Bell). Back to the cartoon Punk as he pounds the button to light the tree. Animated Cena punches him in the face and waves his hand in front of his face and presses the button with one finger to light the tree.
-The opening video runs and we are welcomed to a "Best Of" show. The Miz comes out with the Intercontinental Championship across his shoulder. Justin Gabriel is out next.
The Miz vs. Justin Gabriel
They lock up and Miz hits an armdrag and gloats. Miz hits another one and hits an off-camera slam and gloats some more. Gabriel hits a series of his own and gets a near-fall. Gabriel starts to work the arm but Miz reverses. Back and forth now. We cut away from a hard whip into the corner as we go to commercial.
-Back as Miz hits a side slam on Gabriel for 2. Gabriel ducks a kick and rolls him up for 2. Gabriel speeds things up but misses with the moonsault attempt and Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner by pin: The Miz
-Saturday Morning Spotlight: Rey Mysterio – We get a short highlight package.
- Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring as Josh Mathews talks about Rey's name and his 500 masks. Santino waves to Rey from the announce position like 14 year old fan. Michael McGillicutty is out next.
Rey Mysterio vs. Michael McGillicutty
Santino talks about his never-ending quest to touch McGillicutty's beard. McGillicutty backs Rey into the corner and pats him on the head. McGillicutty gets in the middle of the ring and gets on his knees as Rey just shakes his head. McGillicutty hits a shoulderblock and poses for the fans. Mysterio stops as McGillicutty runs the ropes by himself as Santino laughs. McGillicutty shoves Rey after being embarrassed and tosses him out of the ring. Rey just rolls through and lands on his feet and does jumping jacks at ringside. McGillicutty slides out of the ring just as Rey slides in for more embarrassment. Rey quickens the pace with a dropkick to the shin and a split-legged takedown from the apron. We go to commercial.
-Dolph Ziggler gives us a PSA to not try this at home.
We're back as Santino's joins the crowd's "619" chants. McGillicutty hits shoulders in the corner and works the abdominals on the mat. Rey works his way up and stomps on his feet to get out. McGillicutty keeps the pressure on 2 backbreakers across his knee that aren't shown. Rey hits a dropkick from the corner and a split-legged takedown from the top to speed things up. Rey hits a head scissors takedown which IS shown. They trade pin attempts, McGillicutty avoids a 619. McGillicutty gets caught in the ropes and Rey delivers a 619 to his backside. Rey delivers the splash off the top for the win.
Winner by pin: Rey Mysterio
Next week is another "Best Of show." Happy Holidays.