The 462’nd edition of WWE SmackDown came to you from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
- Non-Title: Matt Hardy (SmackDown) def. Bam Neely (with Chavo Guerrero) (ECW) by pin following the Twist of Fate.
- Michelle McCool (SmackDown) def. Layla (ECW) by submission to the McHook.
- Vladimir Kozlov def. Jamie Noble by pin following the Russian Ram Headbutt.
- Non-Title: Kane (ECW) def. MVP (SmackDown) by intentional Count-Out.
- The Great Khali def. Charles Robinson by submission to the Khali Vise Grip.
- Jesse & Festus def. Deuce N’ Domino by Festus pinning Domino following the Festus Flip.
- Finlay (with Hornswoggle) (SmackDown) def. The Miz (with John Morrison) (ECW) by pin following the Celtic Cross.
- Special Guest Referee- Edge: Chavo Guerrero (with La Familia) (ECW) def. Batista (SmackDown) by fast Count-Out.
- Batista Vs. Chavo Guerrero
- The Great Khali Vs. Charles Robinson
- Finlay Vs. The Miz
- Kane Vs. MVP
- Matt Hardy Vs. Bam Neely
- Jesse & Festus Vs. Deuce N’ Domino
- Jamie Noble Vs. Vladimir Kozlov
- Layla Vs. Michelle McCool
The following is taken from my "Week In Review" Article for the TWO Newsletter. It explains everything that happened with La Familia, Batista, MVP, & Charles Robinson:
Friday Night SmackDown saw a new level of favoritism by SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero to her fiance and World Heavyweight Champion Edge, as well as the rest of La Familia. The night started off with The VIP Lounge and MVP voicing his opinions on getting drafted to either RAW or ECW come Monday’s Draft. He reiterated that he was being underutilized on SmackDown and that the "management" may be more focused on "personal issues" like getting married than using MVP to his full potential. Vickie Guerrero responded to this by placing MVP in a match against ECW Champion Kane. Kane would get the win over the former United States Champion after "Franchise Player" got himself intentionally counted out. There was no rest for the Big Red Machine, however, as Mark Henry made his way towards the ring and proceeded to demolish Kane and leave him laying in the middle of the ring.
However, things got worse from there. The opening match of the night saw United States Champion Matt Hardy take on Chavo Guerrero’s bodyguard, Bam Neely. Matt Hardy got the duke over the self-proclaimed "One Man Fence", but that wasn’t the big story of the match. At one point during the match, the #1 Contender for the United States Title at Night of Champions, Chavo Guerrero, distracted Matt Hardy long enough for Bam Neely to get the upper hand by throwing Matt from the top turnbuckle. Referee Charles Robinson saw this transpire and ejected Chavo Guerrero from ringside. The distraction gave Matt the opportunity he needed to get the win over Bam Neely.
Chavo would address the World Heavyweight Champion Edge about the situation, stating that he didn’t do anything and Charles Robinson ejected him for no reason. Edge told Chavo that Vickie Guerrero will take care of Charles Robinson and that, next week on SmackDown, he will personally take care of Matt Hardy, but only if Chavo Guerrero takes care of the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at Night of Champions, Batista. Edge promised his best man that he would have his back. It turns out that "taking care" of SmackDown Referee Charles Robinson was forcing him to compete in a one-on-one match with The Great Khali. Robinson tried to escape from the get-go, but was assaulted and dragged back and thrown into the ring. Khali demolished 130 lbs. Charles Robinson and finished it off with the skull-crushing Khali Vise Grip. Robinson was taken to a nearby medical facility. With Charles Robinson unable to fulfill his refereeing duty for the main event of the night between Batista and Chavo Guerrero. SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced that she assigned a special guest referee for the match- none other than the World Heavyweight Champion Edge. Vickie also added the stipulation that if Batista lays his hands on Edge during the match that Batista would lose his opportunity at the World Heavyweight Title at Night of Champions. Edge delivered on his promise to back up Chavo Guerrero, as Special Referee Edge tripped Batista, allowed interference, fast counted for Chavo, and everything in between. In the end it was Batista getting pulled out of the ring by Bam Neely and Edge made a lightning quick count of 10 to count-out "The Animal". With the match over, Batista would re-enter the ring and lay out Chavo Guerrero before setting his sights on Edge. Just as the #1 Contender got his hands on the champion, backup arrived in the form of Bam Neely, Curt Hawkins, & Zack Ryder. The trio stopped the impending assault and when joined by Chavo Guerrero & Edge, La Familia left Batista laying in the ring, much to the delight of the General Manager.