SmackDown: October 19, 2012
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SmackDown results: Sheamus conquered Barrett; Big Show's KO Punch proved on the 'Money'
“Miz TV” returned to SmackDown, with special guests WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Surrounded by Superstars, Word Heavyweight Champion Sheamus went head-to-head with the Barrett Barrage for the third time in two weeks, while The World's Largest Athlete sent an earth-shattering statement to both The Great White and Dolph Ziggler, and Randy Orton made The Miz's horrific week even worse.
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On the heels of his Intercontinental Championship loss to Kofi Kingston on WWE Main Event this past Wednesday ( FULL RESULTS), an intense Miz opened “Miz TV” by invoking his rematch against the high-flying new champion at WWE Hell in a Cell. ( MATCH PREVIEW) He then went on to introduce his guests, the volatile WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No.
When Daniel Bryan threatened him, the outspoken Awesome One suggested that the submission specialist was clearly “the problem” within the dysfunctional tag team titleholders before stating that whomever they ended up facing at the coming pay-per-view in nine days — Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara or Team Rhodes Scholars — Team Hell No would be defeated.
An argument between Bryan and Kane quickly cut Miz out of the conversation, as the angry pair bickered back and forth, each screaming “I am the Tag Team Champions!" But that dispute was halted when they were interrupted by Big Show.
Informing Kane that their fight could wait until this Monday on Raw, The World’s Largest Athlete turned his attention to Bryan, calling the bearded grappler’s World Title victory over him last year “the biggest fluke of all time” and insisting that nothing like that would ever happen again.
Just as it looked as if Kane and Big Show might battle three days early, Mr. Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler, emerged, insisting that past cash-ins like Bryan’s didn’t matter, as he planned to cash in his own contract to become the World Heavyweight Champion at Hell in a Cell — joking that if Bryan did it to Big Show, “How hard can it be?”
As The Miz tried futilely to regain control of his show over all the Superstars yelling back and forth, SmackDown General Manager Booker T opted to join the party, declaring two main-event caliber matches for the blue brand: Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big Show and The Miz against Randy Orton.
Randy Orton def. The Miz
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Far above the ring in a luxury box, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez observed the impromptu match between former Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Del Rio’s recently named Hell in a Cell opponent, Randy Orton. ( MATCH PREVIEW) When approached by Matt Striker, Del Rio reiterated that Orton was afraid of him and that he was, in fact, “WWE’s new Apex Predator.”
For his part, The Viper kept one serpentine eye on The Awesome One and one on The Mexican Aristocrat throughout the entire contest. And after pointing up to his Hell in a Cell adversary and avoiding Miz’s Skull-Crushing Finale, Orton struck with the RKO for the pin.
While Orton invited Del Rio down to the squared circle after the match, The Mexican Aristocrat informed him and the WWE Universe that a showdown between them would be on his terms, not those of WWE’s Apex Predator.
Troubles continue inside SmackDown General Manager Booker T’s Administration
The Assistant to the SmackDown GM — Divas Champion Eve — and Senior Adviser Theodore Long continued to play their game, as controversy surrounding the making of a main event match and a mysterious discovery on Eve’s iPad increased the stakes.
Team Rhodes Scholars def. Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd
Monday on Raw, Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow will battle Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara in the final of the WWE Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders’ Tournament. As they looked to gain momentum with a fierce battle against Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd, Team Rhodes Scholars continued to attempt to prove themselves the most intellectually superior tag team in WWE.
And in the final moments of their SmackDown tag team match, Kidd didn’t see Sandow tag Rhodes into the match, choosing instead to put The Intellectual Savior of the Masses in the Sharpshooter. This left him wide open to suffer the Disaster Kick from the legal Superstar, Rhodes, who quickly picked up the victory as Sandow stopped Gabriel from interfering.
Whether their actions were planned or not, Team Rhodes Scholars is clearly an elite team, ready for the tournament final Monday. But will they make the dangerous mistake of looking ahead to WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No before they even face Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara?
WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No def. Big Show & Dolph Ziggler
In SmackDown’s second explosive tag team match of the night, a contest made by GM Booker T earlier in the show, Big Show joined forces with Dolph Ziggler against the dreaded, dysfunctional WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No.
In the brutal showdown that followed, Bryan kicked Big Show’s feet out from under him, dropping the immense giant off the ring apron, before tagging Kane in. The Big Red Monster eventually went for the Chokeslam on The Showoff. But before Kane could execute, Bryan once again tagged himself in. As The Devil’s Favorite Demon brought the distraction to their adversaries, Bryan made Mr. Money in the Bank tap out with the “No!” Lock.
As the titleholders engaged in a post-match argument, once again screaming “I am the Tag Team Champions!” to each other at the top of the ramp, they were suddenly attacked from behind by Team Rhodes Scholars, who sent a strong message that they intend to challenge them at WWE Hell in a Cell.
United States Champion Antonio Cesaro def. Ted DiBiase
After insulting the famous Sun Studio, and America in general, earlier in the day in Memphis, Tenn., Cesaro took on Ted DiBiase on SmackDown. But after hitting his opponent with a European uppercut as he was leaping off the ropes, the U.S. Champion executed the Neutralizer on DiBiase for another dominant win.
Heath Slater def. Brodus Clay
Continuing their scourge through WWE, 3MB members Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater took the mic on SmackDown, proclaiming — in enthusiastic fashion prior to Slater’s match with Brodus Clay — they were the greatest group of all time. It was The Funkasaurus whom the trio first attacked after making their alliance.
And thanks to the distraction by his fellow 3MB cohorts, Slater drove Clay headfirst to the canvas for another impressive triumph. It’s quickly becoming clear that, while the group may not have done much individually in recent memory, the SmackDown locker room needs to keep a close eye on the emerging 3MB.
Layla def. Natalya
Ever since Kaitlyn was mysteriously attacked at Night of Champions, controversy has swarmed around the Divas division about who attacked the up-and-coming competitor.
In the midst of the many still-unanswered questions, Divas Champion Eve joined the SmackDown announce team as former champion Layla took on Natalya.
In what was already a challenging matchup for both battling beauties, the English Diva eventually turned her attention to Eve outside the ring, allowing her third-generation opponent to take charge. But then, from out of nowhere, Layla roared back with a powerful kick for the victory.
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Wade Barrett in a Lumberjack Match
After competing against each other in two fierce matchups in the last two weeks, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Wade Barrett battled in another furious contest, this time surrounded by lumberjacks.
And just when anarchy was breaking out at the height of the SmackDown main event among the Superstars at ringside, WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No joined the fray. They battled through the melee of brawling competitors with one goal in mind, to pay Team Rhodes Scholars back for their sneak attack earlier in the show.
When Rhodes leaped into the ring to avoid disaster and Sheamus attempted to get him out, Barrett charged The Great White. This move ultimately backfired, however, as the English Superstar was soon treated to Sheamus’ devastating Brogue Kick and the inevitable end of the match.
But just when it looked like the action was coming to a close, Dolph Ziggler slid into the ring, hitting The Celtic Warrior with the Zig Zag before attempting to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. Before he could, though, Big Show climbed up on the ring apron and plastered Ziggler with the KO Punch.
Instructing Sheamus to look at Ziggler, The World’s Largest Athlete warned The Great White that would be his fate at Hell in a Cell when the giant challenges him for the World Heavyweight Title at Hell in a Cell Oct. 28. ( MATCH PREVIEW)