Itâ€™s Friday night, time to kick back, relax, and forget about the rough week you just had at work. Follow along with us for two full hours of Smackdown action…
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Smackdown is brought to us on MyNetworkTV with ringside announcers Jim Ross and Todd Grisham.
â€œThe Rated R Superstarâ€ Edge is in the ring to talk about John Cena and their upcoming match this Sunday. Edge claims he will be the last man standing. JR and Todd give us a replay of what happened last week when Jeff Hardy faced Big Show and Matt Hardy interfered and we go to commercial break.
Matt Hardy and â€œThe Big Red Machineâ€ Kane vs. CM Punk, MITB Winner, and Jeff Hardy
The referee calls for the bell and Jeff and Matt are in the ring, but Matt tags in Kane before Jeff can get to him. Jeff tags in Punk who goes after Kane and then tags in Jeff. Jeff takes an uppercut from Kane and Kane tags in Matt. The ref has to pull Jeff off of Matt in the corner. Matt bails out but Punk heads him off as Jeff comes over the top rope with a cross body block and we go to commercial break.
Back to the action, Jeff and Punk pull off a little double-team action, Punk covers and gets two. Punk tags in Jeff, another double-team effort and Jeff covers for one. Jeff goes after Matt but Kane delivers a boot that sends Jeff to the floor near Matt. Matt takes his boots to Jeff on the floor, Kane goes out to slam Jeffâ€™s back into the ring post. Back in the ring, Kane covers for two. Matt gets the tag and the ref has to back Matt off of Jeff in the corner. The fans get behind Jeff as he tries to get to his feet. The two brothers battle it out around the ring. Matt tags in Kane who continues to beat down Jeff. Kane tags in Matt who covers for two. Jeff delivers a Whisper in the Wind, covers and gets two. Kane enters the ring and Punk is there to take Kane to the floor outside. Jeff delivers a kick to the face, Kane on the ring apron, Jeff takes down Kane, Matt goes for a roll up and gets three.
Winners: Matt Hardy and Kane via pinfall.
The match was a nice lead in for the I Quit Match between Jeff and Matt this Sunday at Backlash and we go to commercial break.
We see a video recap of the feud between â€œThe Gameâ€ Triple H and Randy Orton, Legacy the McMahons and the return of â€œThe Animalâ€ Batista. HHH, Shane McMahon and Batista will face â€œThe Legacyâ€, Orton, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes.
Big Show vs. and we go to commercial break.
The ref signals for the bell and the two lock up. We have a brawl as the two exchange punches with Taker throwing in a knee now and then. Show is moving to Raw next week and it was announced this is his final match on Smackdown. Big Show charges and gets caught on the ropes as The Dead Man gets out of the way. Taker delivers a kick and Show goes down to the floor and we go to commercial break.
Back to the ring, The Dead Man is getting to his feet. Taker tries for a choke slam but Big Show delivers one of his own and covers for two. Show delivers two fists and the referee calls the match.
Winner: The Big Show when The Undertaker cannot continue.
I was not overly enthused with this match but the live audience seemed to appreciate it. We go to commercial break.
We see a recap of the match last week between Maryse and Gail Kim.
Divaâ€™s Championship Match: Maryse Â© vs. Gail Kim
Gail goes for a quick roll up but Maryse kicks out. Gail again goes for a cover and gets two. Maryse heads up the ramp to leave but Gail brings her back and gets caught in the ropes. Maryse delivers a DDT, covers and gets three.
Winner and still Divaâ€™s Champion: Maryse
This wasnâ€™t a bad match for a divaâ€™s match. Gail Kim and Maryse are two of the better female workers in WWE. We see Jeff Hardy backstage talking about how he is going to deal with his brother at Backlash and we go to commercial break.
We a video of â€œThe Viewâ€ where one of the personalities seems to have the hots for M.V.P. I do not know who she is. I donâ€™t watch â€œThe Viewâ€.
M.V.P. WWE US Champion vs. Chavo Guerrero
The ref calls for the bell and the two men lock up. Porter drops the elbow, covers and gets two. Montel covers again and gets three.
Winner: M.V.P. via pinfall
An extremely short match with Dolph Ziggler coming out to give M.V.P. a hard time about their upcoming match. Sherry Sheppard is the person from â€œThe Viewâ€ who wants to meet M.V.P. and we go to commercial break.
Todd interviewed John Cena last night and we see a video of the interview. Cena claims he will be the last man standing at Backlash. Ross and Grisham give us a rundown of the matches scheduled for Backlash.
â€The Animalâ€ Basista >/b> and we go to commercial break
and Shane McMahon vs. Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase
The ref signals for the bell and Shane and Ted square off. The ref backs DiBiase out of the corner and McMahon comes back with a right hand, arm drags and then tags in The Animal. Rhodes gets the tag and Batista takes down both men before covering Rhodes for two. Shane gets the tag and continues the assault on Cody but Cody comes back and tags in DiBiase. Batista and McMahon clear the ring and we go to commercial break.
Back to the action, Shane tags in Batista to handle Cody and they deliver a suplex, The Animal covers and gets two. McMahon gets the tag and we have a little more double-team action, Shane covers, gets two and Ted is in the ring to deliver a kick to Shane. Shane turns his back on Rhodes, gets drop kicked and DiBiase gets the tag. Rhodes gets the tag, double-team action, cover and two. Shane ends up in enemy territory, tries to punch his way out, but Ted gets the tag, a double-team, cover and two. Cody gets the tag, drops a knee, covers for two. McMahon delivers a DDT, Batista is begging for the tag and gets it as Rhodes tags in DiBiase. Shane accidentally knocks Batista off the ring apron, Batista is back in the ring, Batista delivers a spine buster, Shane covers Rhodes and gets three.
Winners: Shane McMahon and Batista via pinfall
This was a nice main event and a nice build to the upcoming match at Backlash.
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