October 31, 2010- November 6, 2010
Welcome to the one-hundred thirty-first edition of the WWE Week in Review. Feel free to contact me on TWO or Wrestling 101 anytime with comments, questions, and anything in between. You can also find me on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheCiSH and on Twitter at Twitter.com/WhatTheFrench88. Make sure to check out the section at the end of the article highlighting a different WWE Superstar, Diva, or Alumni every week. I have also added a section that lists where WWE will be hosting their weekly television shows and monthly pay-per-views.
Monday Night RAW
Pee-Wee Herman To Appear As RAW Guest Star
Build To Survivor Series
The Second Elimination of NXT Season Three To Take Place
The Wedding of Goldust & Aksana To Take Place
Week #10 of NXT Season Three
2-on-1 Handicap Match:
Mark Henry Vs. Jey & Jimmy Uso (with Tamina)
Kaval Vs. Jack Swagger
WWE Friday Night SmackDown
Edge Vs. Alberto Del Rio
Build To Survivor Series
The 910th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, NY. As RAW heads down the road to the 24th annual Survivor Series, the legendary Pee-Wee Herman will make RAW his “Playhouse” as Pee-Wee brings his entertainment for all ages to RAW as the star of the Broadway show, “The Pee-Wee Herman Show”, would embark on his latest “Big Adventure” as the Guest Star of RAW!
Monday Night RAW (November 1, 2010)
Good Week For: Randy Orton (outsmarted Wade Barrett and won the main event match with R-Truth)
Bad Week For: John Cena (will have his passion for the WWE tested at Survivor Series in a match where he is either freed or fired)
Three weeks before he defends the WWE Title against Nexus leader Wade Barrett, with Special Referee, John Cena, with a Free or Fired stipulation, where, if Wade Barrett wins the WWE Title, then John Cena is freed of any obligations to The Nexus, but if Barrett does not win the WWE Title, then Cena will be fired, the show kicks off with the WWE Champion, Randy Orton! Orton states that he does not think there is a “man alive” who can take the WWE Title away from him, but if someone did, he would not be “happy” about it, but he would “accept” it, but what he would not “accept” losing the title if it was because of a “crooked referee”, especially if it happened to be John Cena! Orton then calls Cena out to the ring and states that if Cena is going to “screw” him out of the WWE Title at Survivor Series, then Cena should be “man” enough to come to the ring and tell him it to his face! John Cena wastes no time as Cena walks to the ring and explains to Orton that his “Survivor Series” is that he has to call the match “down the middle” as the Special Referee, but also has to deal with the decision that, if Wade Barrett wins the WWE Title, then he is “freed” from The Nexus, but if Barrett does not win, he will be fired before telling Orton that he does not “know” what he is going to do at Survivor Series! Orton responds by saying that it is Cena’s “bleeding heart way” of saying he will “screw” him before telling Cena that, if Cena does “screw” him over, then Cena keeps his job, but he will be the “biggest phony in the WWE”! Orton continues that, Cena obeying the orders of Wade Barrett “disrespects” every Superstar who has been WWE Champion, including John Cena! Orton then tells Cena to “get out” of his ring because Cena “does not deserve” to be in it before saying that Cena can not get out of the ring without “asking” Cena’s “master”, Wade Barrett, for “permission”! Cena responds by saying that he is an “errand boy” and that they both worked hard to get there and now he’s “getting coffee” before saying that Wade Barrett & The Nexus has got all of them “under control” because they “run the show”! Cena then admits that Barrett may have enough “skill” to compete for the WWE Title, but he will not do it “straight up”, because he is “classless” and he is the one who “does not know about respect”! Naturally, this prompts Wade Barrett & The Nexus; David Otunga, Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, and WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel as Barrett states that, ultimately, “actions speak louder than words” and, “when push comes to shove”, Cena will obey Barrett and, at Survivor Series, Cena will “raise” his hand as the WWE Champion! Cena then tells Barrett that, regardless of the result at Survivor Series, he will leave Barrett a “parting gift” before vowing to “beat the hell” out of Barrett! Orton then states that he does not have to “wait” until Survivor Series before calling Barrett a “scared, pathetic little child who needs to stand behind seven other guys” before vowing to “beat” Barrett until he is “unconscious” and Barrett’s “stooge”, John Cena, will count and ultimately raise Orton’s hand as the WWE Champion before Orton challenges Barrett to come to the ring, by himself, and “prove” him otherwise! The anonymous General Manager of RAW then chimes with an email that states that the GM “feels” what Orton is going through regarding what Cena will do at Survivor Series and they will find out on RAW as the main event will see Barrett team with a partner of his choice to face Orton and a partner of Orton’s choosing and the Special Referee of that match will be John Cena! In a situation similar to the one he will be in at Survivor Series, what choice will John Cena make as the Special Referee in the tag team main event? Will Cena side with WWE Champion Randy Orton or will Cena be forced to help Wade Barrett win the match?
In their first match since being selected to win the WWE Tag Team Titles from John Cena & David Otunga last week, the new WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel from The Nexus would face the dysfunctional Hart Dynasty in a non-title match! During the match, Tyson Kidd would dive to the outside with the intent of colliding with Justin Gabriel, but Gabriel would position David Hart Smith as the victim and Kidd would inadvertently collide with his tag team partner and this would ultimately lead to Justin Gabriel hitting the 450 Splash on Tyson Kidd en route to the WWE Tag Team Champions picking up the win! Is the relationship between The Hart Dynasty teammates repairable or have we seen the end of The Hart Dynasty?
One week after being on the losing end of a huge upset by being defeated by Santino Marella, “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus makes an appearance and states that Santino did not beat him, he beat himself! Sheamus then states that he has given Santino a week to “bask” in his “fluke” victory before calling Santino out and an apprehensive Santino Marella comes as Santino says he respects Sheamus and says Sheamus is “good” before saying he went trick or treating on Halloween as Sheamus and people thought he was a “ghost”! Santino then states that he ate too much candy on Halloween and, if he were to have a match against Sheamus then he might “throw up” in his “face” before stating that he found Sheamus a “suitable replacement” before bringing out his tag team partner in “The Moscow Mauler” Vladimir Kozlov!
After Santino Marella backed out of facing Sheamus in a rematch from last week, Santino’s “replacement”, Vladimir Kozlov would go one-on-one with “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus in a battle of foreign powerhouses! In the end, it was Sheamus picking up an impressive victory over Vladimir Kozlov after hitting the Brogue Kick! After the match, Sheamus would confront Santino Marella and Sheamus would back Santino back and, after Sheamus refuses to accept Santino’s offerings of candy, money, his credit card, and a check, Sheamus would catch up to Santino on the stage and was set to decimate Santino with the High Cross when John Morrison came out and delivered a pair of kicks to Sheamus, preventing a dire fate for Santino! How will Sheamus respond to John Morrison’s involvement?
Backstage, R-Truth confronts WWE Champion Randy Orton shortly after Truth had a talk with his friend, John Cena, and Truth tells Orton that he’s got a “bad feeling” that, at Survivor Series, Cena will look right into Orton’s eyes as Cena counts the pin for Wade Barrett! Orton responds by asking R-Truth to be his partner in the main event, which Truth agrees to after Orton brings up seeing how Cena treats his “friends”! What will John Cena do in the main event now that Randy Orton has selected his partner in Cena’s friend, R-Truth?
Backstage, RAW Guest Star Pee-Wee Herman is talking with Mark Henry over the injury Henry’s tag team partner, Evan Bourne, suffered at the hands of CM Punk a few weeks ago and, after giving “The World’s Strongest Man” a hug, Pee-Wee brings Eve Torres, Melina, & The Bella Twins to play Twister with Mark Henry as Pee-Wee promises the WWE fans that he is going to “take over” Monday Night RAW and vows that there will be “spills, chills, thrills, and plenty of surprises” before bringing in former Women’s Champion and legendary Diva, Lita, who the Divas offer to “help” them play Twister only for Lita and Pee-Wee to knock the Divas over! What kind of chaos does Pee-Wee Herman, and his new friend, Lita, have in store for RAW?
For the first time since his return just before Bragging Rights, the powerhouse former and final ECW Champion Ezekiel Jackson would go one-on-one with Long Island’s own Zack Ryder! Ezekiel Jackson would dominate Zack Ryder en route to planting Ryder with the Book of Ezekiel to pick up an impressive win! What awaits the seemingly unstoppable Ezekiel Jackson on RAW?
Then it was time for the arrival of the star of the Broadway show, “The Pee-Wee Herman Show”, as the legendary Pee-Wee Herman would make an appearance as the RAW Guest Star! Pee-Wee would then introduce the “secret word”, which is “ring” and whenever anyone says the “secret word”, everyone should “scream real loud”! Pee-Wee would then proclaim that he feels like a “million dollars” before being interrupted by “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz and his “apprentice”, Alex Riley, as Miz says that, while Riley likes Pee-Wee, he was more into “He-Man”! Pee-Wee responds by saying that if Miz “loves” He-Man so much, then Miz should “marry” He-Man! The Miz then tells Pee-Wee to “get out” of his “ring”, which prompts the crowd to scream! Pee-Wee then continues to use his vintage humor until The Miz threatens to beat Pee-Wee to beat Pee-Wee into a “pulp” and Pee-Wee responds by telling Miz to “not anger the Pee” before saying that he has his “cousin” there! The Miz says that he will “destroy” all members of the Herman family before Pee-Wee Herman brings out his “cousin” from SmackDown, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, who, dressed in the Pee-Wee Herman suit, shoves Miz & Riley over the top rope to the outside before the anonymous General Manager of RAW chimes in with an email that states that, since Miz said he could beat any member of the Herman family, then The Miz will face Pee-Wee’s cousin, “The Big Pee-Wee” next, which prompts Pee-Wee and his “cousin” to do the Pee-Wee dance!
In a match made by the anonymous RAW General Manager after The Miz said he could beat any member of Pee-Wee Herman’s family, “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” The Miz would go one-on-one with Pee-Wee’s “cousin”, Big Show! In the end, Big Show was on the verge of victory when Alex Riley got on the ring apron and Show would shove Miz into Riley, knocking Riley off of the apron and dropping the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase, which The Miz would attack Big Show, leading to a disqualification win for Big Show! How will Big Show respond to The Miz’s attack?
The United States Champion Daniel Bryan was then in action as Bryan would go one-on-one with “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase in a non-title match! In the end, it was Ted DiBiase going for Dream Street when Daniel Bryan was able to counter the move and lock in the LeBell Lock, ultimately forcing DiBiase to tap out to win the match! After the match, Maryse would enter the ring to consul Ted DiBiase, but DiBiase would shout that he needs the Million Dollar Title to get back on track before telling Maryse that they are going to “break” up the wedding of Goldust & Aksana on NXT tomorrow night to get the Million Dollar Title back! What will happen on NXT when Ted DiBiase & Maryse crash the wedding of Goldust & Aksana?
The self-proclaimed “co-Divas Champions” LayCool then make an appearance on RAW to reveal that they will be “nice” and give the “special girl”, Natalya, another shot at the Divas Title at Survivor Series, but only if Natalya can defeat Michelle McCool! During the match, Natalya was set to lock in the Sharpshooter on Michelle McCool, when McCool narrowly escapes the ring, but Natalya would exit the ring and shove McCool down before launching McCool into Layla! Natalya would then roll Michelle McCool back into the ring and McCool would try and hit Natalya with a big boot, but Natalya would dodge the kick and McCool would inadvertently kick Layla! McCool’s concern over Layla would allow Natalya to take advantage and score the roll-up on McCool to pick up the win and, more importantly, another shot at the Divas Title at Survivor Series! Natalya seems to be more than ready to deal with either Layla or Michelle McCool, as well as any outside interference by LayCool, but can the third time be the charm for Natalya at Survivor Series?
Then, in a hospital, a doctor asks how his “favorite patient” is before saying that he is still in a “coma” before saying that the “poor guy” is going to “miss the election” before showing WWE Chairman and CEO Mr. McMahon in an apparent coma! The doctor then tells the Chairman that Mr. McMahon does not get many visitors, except for his wife, the former CEO of the WWE now campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat for the state of Connecticut, Linda McMahon, who visits Mr. McMahon every day! The doctor then mentions that Linda is very “composed”, despite the fact that she spent $50 million on her campaign and this fact makes Mr. McMahon spring into consciousness after hearing the amount of money spent! The doctor then reveals Linda’s campaign to get elected Senator of Connecticut and reveals that the Chairman’s hospital gown is covered in Linda’s campaign stickers, but the Chairman relaxes and says that he is fine with that as long as all is well in the WWE! Upon seeing the look in the face of his doctor, Mr. McMahon learns that The Undertaker was buried alive, The Nexus is now “stronger than ever” with the addition of John Cena to the group! After informing the Chairman that Paul Bearer has returned, Goldust is getting married, and RAW is being “taken over” by Pee-Wee Herman, Mr. McMahon says that the “next thing” the doctor will tell him is Daniel Bryan is the United States Champion! The Chairman then disconnects his medical tubes and wires as he has to go to the “bathroom”, but has an epiphany on the way and proclaims that, if Linda can run for the Senate, then he can run for President of the United States of America! The Chairman then continues his journey to the bathroom, revealing a banner for Linda’s opponent in the Senate race, Richard Blumenthal, fastened around his backside! The former “Billion Dollar Princess” Stephanie McMahon then abruptly wakes up and says she just had the “weirdest dream” before asking her famous thirteen-time World Champion husband if Mr. McMahon is still in a coma and the legendary Superstar says that the Chairman is still in a coma and he’s pretty sure he is “brain dead”, which puts Stephanie at ease as the Chairman’s daughter goes back to sleep!
Then it was time for the main event as WWE Champion Randy Orton would team with his hand-picked tag partner and John Cena’s friend, R-Truth, to face his Survivor Series challenger, Nexus leader Wade Barrett and Nexus member David Otunga with John Cena as the Special Referee! During the match, John Cena would be distracted by Wade Barrett and would not see the tag by Randy Orton and, thus, would not allow Orton to enter the ring, but later on the same would happen to Wade Barrett and, with Cena busy trying to get Barrett out of the ring, Orton would sneak in and plant David Otunga with the RKO and would then pummel Barrett and knock him out of the ring while R-Truth crawled and made the cover on Otunga as Cena made the three count to make Randy Orton & R-Truth the winners of the match! After the match, Wade Barrett confronts John Cena and shouts in the face and Cena calmly tells Cena that he did not see the tag before walking off! While John Cena counted the pinfall to allow Randy Orton and R-Truth to win the tag match, the same will not apply at Survivor Series as, if Wade Barrett does not win the WWE Title, then Cena will be fired from the WWE, but at the same time, Cena must call the match in a fair and impartial manner! With Survivor Series rapidly approaching, what will be the fate of the WWE Championship, as well as John Cena, come that fateful night?
The ninth week of NXT Season Three came to you from the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. On a day where the United States will vote in the mid-term elections to determine the Senator for their respective states (including former WWE CEO Linda McMahon, who is the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat for the state of Connecticut), the WWE Pros and WWE fans would be voting in a different poll as the second elimination of NXT Season Three would take place as either A.J., Naomi, Aksana, Maxin, or Kaitlyn will be sent home from the NXT competition! One Rookie Diva would be extra nervous for this week’s NXT as Rookie Diva Aksana would marry her WWE Pro, Goldust, on NXT in order to keep Aksana from being deported back to Lithuania! However, Ted DiBiase & Maryse have made their plans known to crash the wedding in order to get the Million Dollar Title back from Goldust!
WWE NXT (November 2, 2010)
Good Week For: Naomi (was immune from the second NXT elimination)
Bad Week For: Goldust (as soon as his wedding to Aksana was made official, had his new bride slap him and leave the ring)
The show kicks off with the first NXT competition of the night as A.J., Naomi, Maxine, & Kaitlyn (with Aksana being excused from the competition to prepare for her big wedding to Goldust later in the evening) would compete in an NXT Kissing Contest, where the four Rookie Divas would kiss the official Kissing Contest judge, Hornswoggle, with the judge deciding the best kisser! First up was Kaitlyn as Hornswoggle locked in a hard lip lock on the Rookie Diva, followed by Maxine who, given her history with Hornswoggle, refuses to kiss the little guy! This prompts “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, who was there for his brother, Goldust’s wedding to Aksana, decides to take Hornswoggle’s place in the Kissing Contest! After much primping and preparing by the former WWE Tag Team Champion, Rhodes would lock lips with Kaitlyn and would spray breath spray on Maxine, but only kisses the hand of the Rookie Diva! The next Rookie Diva to kiss Rhodes was Naomi, but Naomi refused to kiss “The Dashing One”, citing that she would not kiss Rhodes if he was the last man on Earth! Last up was A.J. as the Rookie Diva absolutely floors Rhodes with her kiss, prompting Rhodes to name A.J. the undisputed winner of the competition! With only two Rookie Divas actually taking part in the Kissing Contest, how will that weigh with the WWE Pros and WWE fans in terms of dedication when it comes to the second NXT elimination later in the night?
The WWE Pros would go head-to-head on NXT as Kelly Kelly would go one-on-one with former Divas Champion Alicia Fox! In the end, it was Alicia Fox missing the Fox Kick that would allow Kelly Kelly to take advantage by hitting the K2 en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time for the second NXT competition of the night as, in a special challenge for the wedding of Goldust & Aksana, A.J., Naomi, Maxine, & Kaitlyn would compete in a Wedding Present Scramble where the first Rookie Diva to find the flag hidden in one of the gift boxes would be the winner! Apropos to the name of the competition, the Rookie Divas would scramble to find the flag with Kaitlyn ultimately discovering the flag and becoming the winner of the Wedding Present Scramble! Despite an impressive array of challenge wins, Kaitlyn would still not earn immunity from the second NXT elimination as Naomi would have that honor!
Backstage, WWE Pro Primo and his NXT Rookie Diva A.J. search for a private place to talk and, after going through many rooms, including a room containing WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes (in attendance for his son, Goldust’s wedding) hanging out with WWE Pros The Bella Twins, a room containing Maxine kissing Hornswoggle and saying that she thought Hornswoggle was choking before finding a room where WWE Pro Vickie Guerrero’s boyfriend, Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, and Vickie’s NXT Rookie Diva Kaitlyn are found making out in a closet, which prompts Vickie to march to the backstage area where Dolph and Kaitlyn try to explain what Vickie saw, but Vickie would shove Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn responds by throwing cake in the face of her WWE Pro to the horror of Vickie! What will be next in this increasingly tumultuous relationship between WWE Pro Vickie Guerrero and her NXT Rookie Diva Kaitlyn as the two women continue to butt heads over Dolph Ziggler?
Then it was time for the big wedding as WWE Pro Goldust would marry his NXT Rookie Diva Aksana with Goldust’s brother, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes there to support his brother, Goldust, and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes is there to support his son with Hornswoggle being the ring bearer! The groom and husband-to-be Goldust then reads his vows to Aksana as Goldust tells Aksana how their relationship has been bizarre and untraditional before vowing that Aksana will never forget the name, Goldust! Bride-to-be Aksana then reads her vows as Aksana expresses her thanks for Goldust allowing her to stay in America before saying how much she loves the USA! The minister then asks if anyone objects to the union of Goldust & Aksana before the minister states that he objects because everyone has a “price” before “The Fortunate Son” Ted DiBiase & Maryse come out as DiBiase reveals that he paid off the minister not to finish the wedding ceremony! DiBiase then informs Goldust that, without the wedding being made official, Aksana would be deported back to Lithuania before DiBiase brings out the immigration officer, who has handcuffs with him! DiBiase then tells Goldust that there is a way for the wedding to continue without a hitch as DiBiase tells Goldust that, if Goldust hands the Million Dollar Title back over to him, then he will allow the wedding to continue to keep Aksana in the country! Goldust’s Hall of Fame father, Dusty Rhodes, then reveals that he brought in a Southern minister before revealing that minister to be none other than Ted DiBiase’s father, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, who is also an ordained minister! “The Fortune Son” Ted DiBiase asks his Hall of Famer father why he would betray his own son and “The Million Dollar Man” states that he did it to see the priceless look on the face of his son! With the Hall of Famer overseeing the ceremony, Goldust and Aksana would say their “I Do’s” and, with the wedding now official, Goldust would lean in to kiss his new bride, but Aksana would slap her new husband across the face before storming out of the ring! What was the reason for Aksana’s actions? Did Aksana just use Goldust to ensure that she stays in the country and in the NXT competition?
Then it was time to determine who would be the second Rookie Diva eliminated from NXT Season Three as either A.J., Aksana, Maxine, or Kaitlyn would be eliminated (with the most challenge wins, Naomi was immune from the second elimination) from the competition! The second Rookie Diva to be sent home was then revealed to be Maxine as her dream of becoming the next breakout Diva has been dashed! Maxine then delivers her parting words as the eliminated Rookie Diva states that it is hard for the WWE Pros and WWE fans to understand someone that is different since she is not the typical Diva before stating that she will still make sure that she is “on top”! It is now down to the final four as A.J., Naomi, Aksana, & Kaitlyn remain in NXT Season Three, so who will be the third NXT Rookie Diva eliminated? What will the four Rookie Divas do to avoid the same fate Maxine has suffered?
The 81st edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Arena in Long Island, NY and from the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. The main event would see “The World’s Strongest Man” being put to the test as Mark Henry would face both Jey & Jimmy Uso in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match! Also on Superstars, “The World Warrior” Kaval would be looking to knock off a former World Heavyweight Champion as Kaval would go one-on-one with “The All-American American” Jack Swagger!
WWE Superstars (November 4, 2010)
Good Week For: Jey & Jimmy Uso (with a big assist b y Tamina, would defeat Mark Henry in the main event)
Bad Week For: Kaval & Mark Henry (each cost their respective matches due to outside interference)
The opening match of the night would see the winner of NXT Season Two try and knock off a former World Heavyweight Champion as “The World Warrior” Kaval would go one-on-one with “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, with Swagger’s personal mascot, the Swagger Soaring Eagle in his corner! At the end of a hard-fought match, Kaval looked poised for victory over Jack Swagger, but the Swagger Soaring Eagle would interfere and take Kaval’s feet out from under him on the ring apron, resulting in the back of Kaval’s head smacking the steel edge of the ring! This would allow Jack Swagger to take advantage and lock in the ankle lock, forcing Kaval to tap out to win the match!
Then it was time for a battle between two of SmackDown’s big powerhouses as “The Big LG” Luke Gallows would go one-on-one with “The American Psycho” Vance Archer! In the end, it was Luke Gallows hitting the Gallows’ Pole on Vance Archer en route to picking up an impressive win!
WWE Superstars would also see the Divas in action as former Divas Champion Alicia Fox would go one-on-one with former Women’s Champion Gail Kim! In the end, it was Gail Kim coming out of nowhere to hit the Eat Defeat en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time for the main event as “The World’s Largest Athlete” Mark Henry would face both Jey & Jimmy Uso in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match! In the end, it was a super kick to Mark Henry by Tamina on the outside that would allow Jey & Jimmy Uso to take advantage as an Uso would deliver the Superfly Splash en route to picking up the win! How will Mark Henry respond to the interference by Tamina?
The 585th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. One week after winning a Triple Threat Match to become the new #1 Contender for Kane’s World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with the Superstar he pinned in the match last week in the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio!
Good Week For: Edge (delivered a Spear to Kane and a Spear to David Otunga en route to picking up the win in the main event)
Bad Week For: The Nexus (has their plan to take over SmackDown foiled by the SmackDown Superstars)
Detailed Results Follow…
The show kicks off in a big way as the new #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio! In the end, it looked like Edge was poised for victory as the #1 Contender was set to hit the Spear on Alberto Del Rio, but The Nexus would run out and surround the ring before David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty would attack both Edge and Alberto Del Rio before sending both Superstars out of the ring! After their attack, David Otunga states that, the last time they came to SmackDown, they “dominated” SmackDown, but now they are “taking over” Friday Nights before proclaiming that you’re “either Nexus or against us”! This prompts “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show out, who signals for Rey Mysterio to come out and both men are then joined by World Heavyweight Champion Kane and, together with the Edge, the SmackDown Superstars would cut off The Nexus’ invasion of Friday Nights at the pass as SmackDown’s best would send The Nexus packing! What is the reason for The Nexus’ sudden desire to take SmackDown over? How will The Nexus respond to being evicted from the SmackDown ring by SmackDown’s Superstar contingent?
Following the chaos that ensued moments earlier when The Nexus tried to invade SmackDown, the General Manager of SmackDown Theodore Long would announce that The Nexus would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane, #1 Contender Edge, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, & “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio in a blockbuster 10-Man Tag; the biggest in SmackDown’s “history”! Will The Nexus resume their SmackDown takeover or will the SmackDown Superstars send the invaders packing back to RAW?
After being caught making out with Kaitlyn on NXT, Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, without girlfriend Vickie Guerrero, would go one-on-one with “The Brooklyn Baller” JTG! In the end, Dolph Ziggler would hit the Zig Zag on JTG, but would refuse to pin JTG as Dolph would put JTG to sleep with the sleeper hold to win the match! After the match, Kaitlyn would come out to congratulate and celebrate with Dolph Ziggler, but Dolph’s girlfriend, Vickie Guerrero, would march to the ring and deliver a vicious slap to the face of her NXT Rookie Diva, leading to a rabid argument between the two of them! What will come out of this love triangle between Dolph Ziggler, Kaitlyn, & Vickie Guerrero?
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero confronts SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and demands “justice” for Kaitlyn embarrassing her again and Long tells Vickie that she will have the chance to get her “justice” as she will go one-on-one with Kaitlyn!
Backstage, cameras catch up to an assault in progress as The Nexus is finishing a brutal beat down of Rey Mysterio, leaving Rey writhing in pain! What is the status of Rey Mysterio? What effect will this have on the 10-Man Tag main event?
Moments after assaulting Rey Mysterio, The Nexus is backstage and are asked why they assaulted Rey Mysterio and David Otunga explains that their leader, Wade Barrett, left early to head to the U.K. to visit friends and family and will join their leader next week, but they decided to show that The Nexus is not just about Wade Barrett and John Cena and that they attacked Rey because they “can”! What other havoc will The Nexus reek on SmackDown?
Then it was time to determine the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title in a Triple Threat match as former tag team partners “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would be involved, along with “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP, as the three Superstars would be looking to become the next challenger for Dolph Ziggler’s Intercontinental Title with a shot at the gold next week! At the end of an incredibly hard-fought match, it was MVP blasting Drew McIntyre with a vicious kick to the head en route to picking up the win and earning a shot at the Intercontinental Title of Dolph Ziggler next week! Can MVP claim his first Intercontinental Title or will Dolph Ziggler continue his reign as champion?
Following their confrontation earlier where Vickie Guerrero delivered a vicious slap to Kaitlyn, SmackDown Consultant & WWE Pro Vickie Guerrero would go one-on-one with her NXT Rookie Diva Kaitlyn! In the end, it was Vickie Guerrero rolling Kaitlyn up and putting her feet on the ropes to pick up the win! How will Kaitlyn respond to Vickie Guerrero’s questionable win?
Backstage, the new #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title, MVP, is discussing his win with Kaval when the two Superstars were blindsided by The Nexus as the ruthless group attacks and leaves the two Superstars laid out! Can World Heavyweight Champion Kane, #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title Edge, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, & Kofi Kingston (who will replace Rey Mysterio in the match) put an end to The Nexus’ assaults?
In a rematch from last week’s WWE Superstars, the ruthless powerhouse Tyler Reks would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters! In the end, it was Tyler Reks hitting the Reks Factor on Chris Masters en route to picking up a dominant win!
Then it was time for the blockbuster main event as World Heavyweight Champion Kane, #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, Edge, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio, & Kofi Kingston would look to nip a hostile takeover in the bud as the SmackDown Superstars would face The Nexus’ David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty in a huge 10-Man Tag Match! During the match, Big Show would hit the ropes to deliver a shot to Heath Slater, but Show would inadvertently knock Alberto Del Rio off of the ring apron, prompting Del Rio to walk out of the match and walk out on his tag partners! At the end of a chaotic match, it was Kane turning on his own tag partner by chokeslamming Big Show before Edge would tag himself into the match and would dodge a chokeslam by Kane to deliver the Spear to Kane before delivering a second Spear to David Otunga en route to picking up the win for SmackDown! Edge is on fire as Survivor Series draws closer, but can Edge unseat Kane at the November classic to become the new World Heavyweight Champion?
Superstar of the Week: Edge
Alumni Profile of the Week
Ring Name: Chris Jericho
Real/Full Name: Christopher Keith Irvine
Born On: November 9, 1970 in Manhasset, NY
Resides: Tampa, FL
Trained By: Ed Langley, Katsuji Adachi, Keith Hart, & Stu Hart
ECW Run: 1996
WCW Run: 1996- 1999
WWE Run: 1999- 2005 & 2007- 2010
Follow Chris Jericho on Twitter: @IAmJericho
One Time & First Undisputed WWE Champion
Three Time World Heavyweight Champion
Two Time WCW Champion
Nine Time WWE Intercontinental Champion
One Time WCW World Television Champion
Four Time WCW Cruiserweight Champion
One Time ECW World Television Champion
One Time WWE European Champion
One Time WWE Hardcore Champion
Four Time WWE World Tag Team (Unified WWE Tag Team) Champion (1x w/ Chris Benoit, 1x w/ The Rock, 1x w/ Christian, & 1x w/ Edge/Big Show)
One Time WWE Tag Team (Unified WWE Tag Team) Champion (w/ Edge/Big Show)
2008 Slammy Award Winner for Superstar of the Year
2009 Slammy Award Winner for Tag Team of the Year (w/ Big Show)
Did You Know?
Chris Jericho is the first Superstar in the WWE to be the Undisputed WWE Champion after defeating legends The Rock & Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night in 2001. Jericho also holds the record for most reigns as Intercontinental Champion with nine reigns with the prestigious title.
Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
Monday, November 8: Monday Night RAW, LIVE, from the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England (Wade Barrett’s Home Country)
Tuesday, November 9: WWE NXT from the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England
Thursday, November 11: WWE Superstars from Manchester, England
Friday, November 12: The Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England Hosts SmackDown