Two days before Survivor Series, the 535th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA. For the first time in over a year, the Brothers of Destruction would reunite as World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker would team with his brother, Kane, to face the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show just forty-eight hours before the Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series. After last week’s double count-out result, John Morrison would once again defend the Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler; this time in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.
Quick Match Results
- Batista def. Matt Hardy by pin following the Batista Bomb.
- Drew McIntyre def. Finlay by pin following the Scot Drop.
- Intercontinental Championship: 2-out-of-3 Falls: John Morrison (c) def. Dolph Ziggler with a score of two falls to one (John Morrison (c) def. Dolph Ziggler by roll-up, Dolph Ziggler def. John Morrison (c) by pin following the Zig Zag, and John Morrison (c) def. Dolph Ziggler by pin following Starship Pain) to retain.
- Mickie James def. Layla by jackknife roll-up.
- Tyson Kidd def. Rey Mysterio by DQ after Batista shoved Tyson Kidd.
- Non-Title: The Brothers of Destruction & Jeri-Show fight to a No Contest after the match breaks down.
- The Brothers of Destruction Vs. Jeri-Show
- Intercontinental Championship
- Batista Vs. Matt Hardy
- Tyson Kidd Vs. Rey Mysterio
- Drew McIntyre Vs. Finlay
- Mickie James Vs. Layla
Two days before he would face his best friend turned worst rival at Survivor Series, Batista was in the opening match of the night as “The Altered Beast” went one-on-one with Matt Hardy. In the end, it was Batista who planted Matt with two spinebusters and the Batista Bomb to win the match.
After his win over Matt Hardy, Batista was stopped backstage by Josh Mathews and asked about Rey Mysterio’s actions during the contract signing last week where Mysterio turned the contract table over on top of Batista, embarrassing “The Animal”. Batista answered by saying that Mysterio made a “mistake” by embarrassing him last week and that Rey will never embarrass him again! “The Altered Beast” then vowed to show Rey “no remorse” this Sunday at Survivor Series. Rey Mysterio has raised the ire of Batista; will Rey suffer at the hands of “The Animal” this Sunday or does Rey have a plan to defeat and embarrass his former friend?
After last week’s intense face off ended in a double disqualification, Finlay & Drew McIntyre once again faced each other with McIntyre gouging the eye of “The Fighting Irishman” to assist in the victory! How will Finlay respond to the questionable tactics by Drew McIntyre?
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero and her boyfriend, Eric Escobar, confront General Manager Theodore Long in his office. The former GM criticizes Long for his decision to have The Brothers of Destruction reunite. Long explains to Vickie that reuniting the Brothers was Mr. McMahon’s idea and tells Vickie that he does not want or need her advice on how to run SmackDown. WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon then enters the GM’s office and also questions Long’s decision to reunite Kane & The Undertaker, denying that it was his idea in the first place. Much to the sheer delight of Vickie Guerrero, the Chairman informs Long that he is appointing Vickie as the “consultant” for Friday Night SmackDown! Mr. McMahon stated that Vickie would be keeping a close eye on the GM while Long is on “probation”. As Vickie celebrated her new position on SmackDown, Long did not look pleased to be working with Vickie Guerrero once again. What kind of role will Vickie play now that she is a “consultant”? Will Vickie’s boyfriend, Eric Escobar, benefit from Vickie’s new job?
Forty-eight hours before he joins Legacy, William Regal, & captain Randy Orton on Team Orton in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match against Team Kingston, “The Straightedge Superstar” CM Punk made an appearance on SmackDown to present a “straightedge intervention”! Punk states that the first step in an “intervention” is admitting that you have a problem. Punk then asks the fans in attendance to stand up and admit they are “addicts” and, when only a few people stand up, claims the audience is “in denial”. Punk then proclaims that he is going to teach the audience “how to survive” before presenting a carton of cigarettes. “The Second City Saint” then says that people who smoke are inhaling “poison” before dumping the entire carton of cigarettes into the trash. Punk then moves on and presents a bottle of prescription medication, referring to it as “failure in a bottle” and explaining that, by taking more than the recommended dosage means “failing at life”. Punk then tells the fans to “find the straightedge” in them before dumping the bottle of pills into the trash as well. Finally, Punk presents a bottle of whiskey and calls it “liquid hell” and “poison”. Punk then states that liquor is “the worst of them all” and says that the people who drink are letting their lives go “down the drain” before dumping the entire bottle of whiskey into the trash with the pills and cigarettes. R-Truth then interrupts the “straightedge intervention” and tells Punk that people “make their own decisions” and that he does not like Punk. After his short proclamation, Truth planted Punk with a DDT! Truth then orchestrated the ultimate humiliation on “The Straightedge Superstar” by dumping the trash can full of pills, cigarettes, and alcohol all over CM Punk! Truth then slammed the empty trashcan into the mid-section of CM Punk before leaving the ring! How will CM Punk respond to being utterly humiliated by R-Truth? Will this budding rivalry carry over into the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Match featuring these two Superstars being on opposing teams?
After last week’s indecisive title match, John Morrison once again defended the Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler; this time in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match! It did not take long for the first fall to be counted as Morrison surprised Ziggler with a roll-up to lead the match one fall to none! Dolph would even up the score later in the contest as he hit the Zig Zag on Morrison! Finally, with one fall a piece, it was Morrison hitting Starship Pain that led to “The Friday Night Delight” retaining the Intercontinental Championship! With four title defenses against Dolph Ziggler, is John Morrison finally finished with Ziggler or will Dolph continue to pursue Morrison and the Intercontinental Title that eludes him? Following two grueling title defenses in back-to-back weeks, can Morrison still lead his team to victory this Sunday in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match?
The Divas were in action on SmackDown as Mickie James picked up the win over Layla in a small measure of revenge for what Layla & Michelle McCool did to Mickie last week. After the match, Layla turned Mickie’s attention to the big screen where Michelle McCool appeared with a farm background and referred to Mickie as “Piggy James”, which made the former Women’s Champion shed some tears for the insults. Has the mockery and insults by Michelle McCool “convinced” Mickie to leave SmackDown like the Women’s Champion wants or will Mickie exact revenge on McCool & Layla this Sunday as Team Mickie faces Team Michelle in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match?
With Batista on commentary at ringside, his Survivor Series opposition, Rey Mysterio, was in one-on-one action against The Hart Dynasty’s Tyson Kidd. As one would expect, Batista did not idly sit at ringside as, during the course of the match, Kidd was sent to the outside, and Rey was set to dive to the outside on Kidd until Batista shoved Kidd out of the way to cost Rey the match via disqualification. Proud of his actions, Batista went back to sit down at ringside, but Rey launched himself onto “The Animal”! An irate Batista recovered from the attack and tried to catch Rey, but the quicker Mysterio managed to dodge the fury of Batista! For the second week in a row, Rey Mysterio has embarrassed and further angered Batista. With their “hold harmless agreement” preventing Batista from being held accountable for any damage sustained to Mysterio, will “The Altered Animal” destroy Mysterio this Sunday or will Rey somehow survivor the wrath of Batista?
Then it was time for the blockbuster main event as The Brothers of Destruction would reunite to face the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show just two days before The Undertaker defends the World Heavyweight Title against both tag champions in a Triple Threat Match. While holding the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles makes them the top tag team in the WWE, Jeri-Show was no match for the combined domination and destruction by Undertaker & Kane as the Brothers took it to the duo! After the Brothers sent Big Show to the outside, the match broke down as the diabolical biological brothers cleared off the announce table and was getting ready to deliver a devastating double chokeslam to Big Show when Chris Jericho saved his tag team partner from certain destruction! While he saved his partner, Jericho put himself in the sights of The Undertaker & Kane who brought Jericho back in the ring. After “volleying” Jericho with straight right hands, Kane delivered a thunderous chokeslam to Jericho! Big Show then pulled “The Big Red Machine” out of the ring and put Kane’s lights out with his vicious knockout punch! Big Show then gets on the apron where The Undertaker grabs him! The World Heavyweight Champion had a chokeslam in mind, but Big Show countered! Chris Jericho then charged at Undertaker, but “The Phenom” caught Jericho with a big boot! Then it was Big Show who planted The Undertaker with a chokeslam! Seeing that he had taken out both Brothers of Destruction for the time being, Big Show decided to help his tag team partner to his feet, but after doing so, Jericho hit Show with the Codebreaker! With his Survivor Series opposition lying in the ring, Jericho grabbed the World Heavyweight Title belt and celebrated with it by holding it up in front of the downed giants! Will this be the same scene come this Sunday at Survivor Series? Will Jericho manage to overcome Big Show & The Undertaker to claim his sixth World Title?