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6/29 WWE Smackdown: Parks's Coverage of the Show

Jun 30, 2007 - 12:46:00 AM
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By Greg Parks, PWTorch Contributor

WWE Smackdown review
June 29, 2007
Taped 6/16/07 in San Antonio, TX
Aired on The CW
Report by Greg Parks, Torch Team Contributor


-I missed the first segment due to a graduation party, but with what’s gone on this week, I don’t think anyone will be scrambling around to find Smackdown results. From the spoilers though, Ric Flair beat Carlito in the first match.

2- MATT HARDY VS. LANCE CADE
Lock-up and a clean break from Cade. Cole notes that Cade was trained by HBK, an interesting note that I’m surprised doesn’t get brought up more. Cade dropkicks Hardy, then spends some time figuratively patting himself on the back for it. Cade elbows out of a hammer-lock, then applies his own. Hardy runs him around the ring, then through the ropes. Matt comes at Cade with a dropkick through the ropes that takes Cade down. Matt’s been switching things up lately and here’s an example, hitting the elbow on the neck of the middle rope instead of the leg-drop. Before the Twist-of-Fate, Cade sneaks out of the ring. Back in, he hits a big spinebuster. Cover by Cade gets two. Hardy fights out of the corner, but gets elbowed down coming off the ropes. Hook of the leg by Cade on the pin, and he gets just two. Abdominal stretch is next. Cade follows with a bodyslam, but misses an elbow. Enziguiri by Matt ends Cade’s run. Clothesline in the corner followed by a bulldog by Matt for a near-fall. Cade, though, catches Hardy coming off the ropes with a J.B.L-like clothesline. Cade sets Hardy on the top rope and looks for a superplex, and he hits it. Cade tries to set him up on another corner, but Matt fights out and hits the Twist of Fate for the win.

WINNER: Hardy at 7:12.

-Cole mentions its Vickie Guerrero’s first night as acting G.M, then we see stills of Edge beating Batista at Judgment Day. Tonight, the two face off again, this time, in a non-title match.

[Break]

-Another Michelle McCool “lovin’ life” video is shown.

3- CHAVO GUERRERO VS. JAMIE NOBLE VS. FUNAKI- CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE TRIPLE-THREAT MATCH
Noble goes after Funaki until Chavo shoves him off and goes after the former Kaientai member himself. Roll-through by Funaki into a pin until it’s broken up by Noble. He hammers away on Chavo. Noble tries to suplex the champ off the top, but Chavo gets out of it. He goes after Funaki with a hard European uppercut. Drop-toe hold by Funaki on Chavo. A roll-up of Noble by Chavo, while Noble suplexes Funaki for a nice combo, but it doesn’t get the pin. Noble and Chavo have an ugly meeting in the middle of the ring that apparently, Noble got the best of. He goes after Funaki with the right hands. Funaki gets caught off the ropes and Noble applies a sleeper. Funaki gets out and goes to the top, landing on both Chavo and Noble on the outside. Back inside, Funaki holds onto the ropes and back-body drops a charging Chavo outside the ring. Funaki is still nicely selling the effects of Mark Henry’s bear-hug from last week. Funaki launches Noble over the top rope, but Chavo comes out of nowhere and hits the Gory Special for the victory.

WINNERS: Chavo at 6:08.

-Vickie Guerrero is backstage on the phone, and Edge comes in looking for Teddy. Edge says he refuses to compete. Vickie says the match is still on, but Edge says he’s competing under protest.

[Break]

-We see a vignette on Jesse and Festus, the new hillbilly tag team on Smackdown. Jesse says they’re happy to be coming to Smackdown, while Festus stares blankly into the camera.

4- DEUCE ‘N DOMINO VS. CRYME TYME
Domino and JTG start things off. JTG trips Domino up and hits a bit of a modified Whoopie Cushion for a near-fall. Blind tag made to Shad, who clotheslines, then bodyslams Domino. Domino’s nose is busted open here. Deuce tags in and almost pins JTG. Cobra Clutch version applied by Domino to JTG. He makes the hot tag (I think) to Shad, who takes out both champs. Shad showing some fire here. Cryme Tyme were set for a double team when Deuce low-bridges JTG over and Domino rolls up Shad for the win.

WINNERS: Deuce ‘N Domino at 3:34.

-Tonight, Vickie has made Kane vs. M.V.P for tonight, and its next.

[Break]

-The champs are still in the ring celebrating, while Cryme Tyme walks backstage and absconds with their car. They’re looking to find some “big booty girls” with the car, though Shad wants to strip it and sell its parts. The tag champs can’t make it backstage in time to stop the fun-time boys.

5- M.V.P VS. KANE
M.V.P gets on the mic to claim he’s better than pretty much every San Antonio Spur. Side-headlock by M.V.P, and he comes off the ropes and staggers backward after running into Kane. Porter tries to go low on Kane, but Kane picks him up. Porter wiggles out and takes a powder. M.V.P goes after the knee, and then hits his running boot to the head of Kane. Arm-bar is applied by M.V.P. Kane is caught with an elbow coming into the corner, then Porter hits the running boot in the corner. Kane gets his knee worked over, then hits a big boot on M.V.P as the champ was coming off the ropes. Side slam by Kane gets two. He sets up for the chokeslam but M.V.P elbows out. He manages to drop-toe hold Kane into the corner, but Kane catches his boot and chokeslams him. Game over.

WINNER: Kane at 5:42.

-Stills from One Night Stand’s Edge/Batista match is shown. Tonight Batista faces Edge in a non-title match.

[Break]

-A video package of Vengeance is shown.

-Smackdown’s newest announcer interviews Eugene backstage. That doesn’t last long, as Great Khali enters the picture with his interpreter. Khali wants them to have a fun time in the ring tonight.

-Mickie and Victoria trade barbs backstage. Victoria, to prove she’s wilder than Mickie, promises to kiss the next person who walks through the door, on the mouth. So Howard Finkel walks through and Victoria passes because she wasn’t warmed up. Jim Duggan is next, and Victoria claims he left too fast. Mickie tells her she’ll do it. The Big Fat Greased Up Guy comes through- actually, stops in the doorway to tie his shoe. Ron Simmons walks up from behind and crosses the threshold first, so Mickie applies the lip-lock on him.

[Break]

6- MICKIE JAMES VS. VICTORIA
Headlock take-over by Victoria and she starts jawing with Mickie. Backslide by Mickie gets a near-fall. Mickie tries to roll her up to no avail. She ends up hitting a cross-body instead. Back-kick by Mickie, who goes to the top, but Victoria knocks her off. Stuck in a tree of woe, Victoria grabs the hair and starts pounding away. She does some damage to Mickie, putting the boots to her, then going for a cover. Only got two though. Victoria slaps Mickie, which seems to anger her, and she hammers away. Victoria comes back and hits her spinning side slam for two. Frustrated, she starts choking Mickie on the ropes. Mickie gets a back elbow in the corner, then a hurricanrana. Neckbreaker into a pin by Mickie, it only gets two. Victoria counters an expected DDT, but misses a moonsault. Mickie is first to her feet, and slips in a version of the Oklahoma Roll for the pin.

WINNER: Mickie James at 4:32.

-The final segment of the Batista/Edge match from Vengeance is shown. Their re-match, a non-title one, is coming up tonight.

[Break]

7- EUGENE VS. THE GREAT KHALI
God, what a ridiculous new outfit Eugene has. Eugene chants “fun time” until Khali wraps his hands around Eugene’s throat and throws him down. Two-handed chokeslam and a foot on Eugene’s chest ends it.

WINNER: Great Khali at :41.

-Edge vs. Batista is next. The new interviewer tracks down Batista backstage for some pre-match thoughts. He’s got one word for Edge: punishment.

[Break]

8- EDGE VS. BATISTA
For some reason, the picture keeps cutting out during this match. Batista smothers Edge in the corner, until the ref makes him break, and that’s where Edge takes over. Edge wants to work the knee in the corner, but Batista simply powers out. Batista works the leg, Ric Flair style. He chop blocks the knee and puts on the half-crab. Back on their feet, Batista hits a big spinebuster. Edge goes for a low blow, but its blocked. Instead, he hits a short-arm clothesline. He has the advantage into break.

[Break]

Back from break, Batista continues to dominate, laying his shoulder into Edge in the corner. Edge suckers him in though, and tosses him outside the ring. Coming back in, Batista gets caught with a boot. Edge keeps Batista on the outside, giving himself time to heal up inside the ring. Whip into the buckle by Batista, Edge dodges a charge, but Batista catches Edge coming off the ropes with a spear. Clothesline in the corner by Batista, followed by another one. Sidewalk slam is next. Edge takes Batista down, but his spear is caught by Batista, who spinebusts him. Edge high-tails it out of the ring. Edge sets up Batista in the ring for a spear again, but Batista turns it into a Batista bomb for the clean win.

WINNER: Batista at 13:46.


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