Last week someone took out La Familia. Chavo and Vicky Guerrero went to Rated R Superstar Edge for help. Edge agrees to help and much to Vicky’s dismay, it is not The Undertaker who is out to get them. It’s Edge. Edge takes out Chavo with a chair and then corners Vicky. Edge says that he will take Undertaker to hell, he will take the family to hell and he will take Vicky to hell with him.
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Ringside announcers are Jim Ross and Tazz
United States Championship Match
Jeff Hardy from Cameron, NC weighing 225 lbs.
“The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin from Orangesburg, SC weighing 248 lbs.
Last week, M.V.P. entered the ring during Hardyâ€™s match and delivered a nasty kick to Hardyâ€™s skull. Hardy will face M.V.P. at Summerslam.
The bell rings and there is a short face off while the audience chants for Hardy. The two men lock up and end up on the corner. Benjamin breaks clean. Benjamin applies a headlock and hangs on but Hardy manages to go for a roll up and then a backslide, but he canâ€™t get the three count. Hardy goes for another cover and then another. Hardy goes for the twist of fate and Benjamin bails out of the ring. Benjamin gets back in the ring at the count of six. This time Benjamin comes in with kicks and punches, backing Hardy up in the corner. The referee admonishes Benjamin for using the hair. Benjamin apples a headlock and Hardyâ€™s face is turning red. Hardy makes it back to his feet and tries to elbow his way out but Benjamin takes him back down to the mat. Hardy comes out of the corner with hard rights and knees. Hardy tries for the double stomp and gets caught but he manages to deliver a high kick and then the stomp, going for the cover. Benjamin has a foot on the bottom rope. We go to commercial break.
Back to the action, Hardy has Benjamin in a head scissors and down on the canvas. Benjaminâ€™s shoulders are down and Hardy gets a two count. Benjamin goes for a bridge but Hardy kicks out. Hardy comes off the ropes and takes Benjamin down to the mat but Benjamin picks up Hardy and throws him in to the corner. Benjamin goes for a cover but Hardy kicks out at the count of two. Benjamin delivers a suplex and again goes for a cover, getting a two count. Benjamin goes to work on Hardyâ€™s lower back. Hardy refuses to give up and manages to inch his way to the bottom rope. Benjamin pulls Hardy into the ring and goes for the cover. Benjamin still canâ€™t get the three count. The ref again tells Benjamin to lay off the hair. Benjamin delivers a Samoan drop and goes for the pin but Hardy kicks out at the count of two. Benjamin unloads with fists but Hardy delivers punches from a kneeling position. Benjamin catches Hardy with a high kick and goes for the cover, again getting only a two count. Benjamin looks tired. Benjamin backs Hardy up in the corner and charges across the ring. Hardy gets out of the way but Benjamin manages to stop himself. Hardy delivers a jawbreaker and both men are down on the mat. The ref starts the count and gets to six before Hardy is back to his feet. Hardy backs Benjamin into the corner and tries to send him across the ring. Benjamin gets the switch but Hardy comes off with a whisper in the wind. Hardy goes for the cover but Benjamin kicks out at the count of two. Hardy tries for the twist of fate but Benjamin changes it into a back breaker and gets a two count. Hardy comes off the ropes and the men collide in midair. Both men are again down on the mat. The ref starts the count and gets to eight but Hardy is up on the ring apron. Benjamin comes over the top but Hardy hangs onto the ropes and takes Benjamin to the floor with a hurricanrana. Hardy rolls Benjamin back into the ring. Hardy manages to bring Benjamin down and goes up to the top turnbuckle. MVP appears at the last send and shoves Hardy into the ring. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner: No one said but I think it must have been Hardy via DQ. Approximate match time 12 minutes.
After the match, MVP appears tin the ring and charges for the kick. Hardy gets out of the way and MVP nails Benjamin instead. Hardy delivers a twist of fate and a Swanton bomb to MVP and then delivers a Swanton bomb to Benjamin before rolling out of the ring and heading up the ramp.
General Manager Vicky Guerrero is backstage and Victoria appears to make Vicky feel better. Vicky is worried about where Undertaker might be, not to mention one mad and crazy Edge. Triple H will be in action tonight according to JR and we go to commercial break.
Diva’s Tag Team Match
Michelle McCool, WWE Diva’s Champion & Maria
Maryse & Natalya
Maria and Maryse start the action with a little shoving by Maryse. Another lock up and another shove by Maryse. Maryse tags in Natalya. Maria tries for a hurricanrana but Natalya isn’t having any of that. Maria goes for a cradle but Natalya kicks out. Natalya backs Maria into the wrong corner but Maria nails Maryse with an elbow and makes it to tag in McCool. McCool is all over Natalya. Maryse helps Natalya out of the ring and McCool hits the floor to pound on Maryse. Maryse tries to get involved again but she pays for it. Natalya takes advantage and gets a cover, getting the three count.
Winners: Natalya & Maryse, match time 4 minutes.<b>
JR reminds the audience that Triple H will be in action tonight and we go to commercial
The Brian Kendrick weighing 184 lbs. with Ezekiel
TBK has a mic and with Zeke scowling over his shoulder, he tells the fans how great he is and how he opens up opportunities for others. You realize that no one brings more to the table than he does and Zeke speaks up to tell him he is right. He wrestles for himself and he is the future…The Brian Kendrick
Scotty Goldman weighing 222 lbs.
This is Scotty’s WWE debut. Kendrick immediately goes for Goldman’s arm but Goldman switches it around and goes for a cover. Kendrick makes his way out of the pin and delivers a few high kicks and then a drop kick to send Goldman down to the mat. Kendrick applies the camel clutch but Goldman isn’t giving up. The two decide to go for some forearm shots and Goldman manages to drop Kendrick with a boot. Goldman comes back with fists, and a I’m not sure what to take down Kendrick. Kendrick sends Goldman face first into the turnbuckle, hits The Kendrick and gets the win.
Winner: The Brian Kendrick with The Kendrick. Match time 3 minutes. <b>
After the match, Zeke does what he has been doing lately…taking out the guy who has already been beat.
Eve Torres is backstage with The Game Triple H. The audience sees a video of what The Great Khali did to HHH last week. Eve wants to know if HHH is in condition to compete tonight. HHH says that at Summerslam HHH is going to be making a statement. Kenny Dykstra(?) shows up to say that tonight he will be facing HHH in the ring and Dykstra should be who HHH is worried about. HHH says he picked the wrong day and the wrong guy. Commercial break.
The Great Khali with Ranjin Singh is in the ring to tell everyone what he is going to do to HHH at Summerslam. Singh interprets to tell HHH to get out while he can because if he doesn’t, The Great Khali will take out HHH.
The Game Triple H
with The Great Khali at ringside.
A minute match and HHH takes Dykstra out with a pedigree<b> then stares down The Great Khali at ringside.
The Big Show, 7′, 440 lbs.
Ryan Braddock, weighing 260 lbs.
This is Braddock’s debut and he ends up on the floor. Show goes out after him and rolls him back into the ring. Braddock comes off the ropes and gets taken down with a shoulder from Show. Show delivers a head butt and then a smack to the chest that hurt me! Show delivers what Tazz calls a helicopter and then nails Braddock with a fist, goes for the cover and gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show, match time 2 minutes.<b>
MVP is backstage. He grabs the mic from Eve so that he can address Jeff Hardy and tell him what he is going to do to Hardy at Summerslam. MVP says he is better than Hardy. And we go to commercial break.
Vicky is backstage with Victoria. Vicky says she never wants to see Edge again. He did, after all, ruin her life. Vicky says that she should never have come to Smackdown tonight. Victoria says she will help Vicky get out of the building.
The fans see a video of R-Truth who will be coming soon to Smackdown. Festus will face Vladimir Kozlov toinight. Vicky and Victoria are at Vicky’s limo. Vicky tells the driver to open the door but the window rolls down and Edge emerges from the backseat. Vicky is down on the concrete and it appears that Victoria has run off and left Vicky at Edge’s mercy. Edge helps Vicky back into her chair — now would be the time for an electric chair with a turbo charge for Vicky to make a getaway — and Edge pushes her back toward the building. We go to commercial break.
Back from commercial break.
Festus weighing 291 lbs. with Jesse
Vladimir Kozlov from Moscow weighing 302 lbs.
This may be the first competition Kozlov has had since he debuted on Smackdown. The bell rings and Festus comes down on Kozlov. A hard right uppercut sends Kozlov to the mat. Kozlov rolls out of the ring and Festus goes out after him. Festus meets the steel steps with a little help from Kozlov. Kozlov picks Festus up and sends him back into the ring. Kozlov goes for a cover but Festus kicks out. Kozlov again goes for a pin but Festus kicks out. Kozlov has Festus in a bear hug but Festus tries to beat his way out of it. Kozlov delivers a belly-to-belly suplex. Kozlov can’t get the three count. Festus breaks Kozlov’s hold and delivers a butt butt to back Kozlov up. Festus comes off the ropes and delivers a throw away slam and then drops Kozlov again with a clothesline. Festus comes off the ropes to deliver a squash. Festus catches a boot in the corner and Ffestus delivers a squash in the corner but Kozlov catches him with a head butt and gets the three count.
Winner: Vladimir Kozlov. Match time 4 minutes.
I thought Festus had him. Kozlov remains undefeated. We go to commercial break.
Back from commercial break, we see a Video ofthe recent history between John Cena and Batista. They will face each other at Summerslam. JR and Tazz discuss the matches coming up at Summerslam. Edge is still escortingi Vicky around the backstage area. Vicky is doing a lot of screaming and Edge tells here that it’s okay. Edge says the ride isn’t over. The ride will end when Edge says it will end and off they go and off we go – to commercial break.
Back from commercial break, we see a video of HBK from Raw and what happened to his eye during his match with Chris Jericho. At Summerslam, HBK is going to let everyone know what his future will be in wrestling.
Edge and Vicky appear and head to the ring. I can’t tell if the fans are booing Vicky or Edge or both. Edge dumps Vicky on teh floor outside the ring and rolls her wheelchair away. Edge grabs a mic and sits on the floor next to her and tells her to calm down. Edge says he wants everyone in the audience to see the good times. Edge puts his arm around Vicky and tells her that they are going to take a little trip down memory lane. The “trip” begins with Edge’s apology and the fact that Vicky not only brought Undertaker back to Smackdown, she made the Edge vs. Undertaker Hell in a Cell match for Summerslam. The trip continues with Edge asking Mick Foley for help to prepare for his upcoming match and Foley turning him down. Edge made Foley pay by beating him down in the ring when he says no. Edge has taken himself to the place he needs to be in order to face Undertaker at Summerslam. Edge tells Vicky to relax and they lay down on the floor. Edge says he wants Vicky to apologize to The Undertaker and to be truly sorry for what she did to The Undertaker. So, Vicky does say she is sorry and Edge tells her she is pathetic. She caused all of this, according to Edge. Edge tells Vicky he is already burning in hell but Edge promises that The Undertaker will burn in hell with him. Edge then tells Undertaker they should do it right now and not wait until Summerslam. Edge tells their vows were for better or worse and it can really apply to Hell in a Cell: Edge vs. Undertaker – till death do us part. The audience is chanting for Undertaker. Will Edge’s worst be bad enough to beat the Dead Man in his own backyard?
That’s it for Smackdown.