With their WrestleMania rematch fast approaching, Shawn Michaels heads to SmackDown to make a definitive statement on The Deadman.02/12/2018 - 18:15
Turmoil launched with a chair
HAMPTON, Va. -- With WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs just nine days away, all of SmackDown felt the destructive chaos and the uncontainable excitement being created by the earth-shattering new pay-per-view. (Full WWE TLC coverage)
World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker attempts to call-out Batista (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After suffering Batista's brutal chair attack during his match with Chris Jericho one week ago, The Demon of Death Valley emerged to call-out his WWE TLC Chairs Match challenger. But, before he could get to the ring, The Animal launched another surprise attack on The Deadman from behind, wielding his steel weapon-of-choice ferociously as he unleashed an all out massacre upon The Phenom. He then raised the fallen Undertaker's World Title high above his head, showcasing the full extent of his resolve to end his adversary's reign of terror at WWE TLC. (Match preview)
Earlier, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed Batista that he would be facing Rey Mysterio next week in a Street Fight Match (watch preview), where there will be no rules. The two former friends have not stepped into the ring with each other since The Animal annihilated The Master of the 619 at Survivor Series (photos).
Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show def. Cryme Tyme (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Just seconds after the self-proclaimed "best at what he does" tagged-in his gigantic partner in gold, The World's Largest Athlete leveled the emerging Shad with a devastating right jab, winning the match with single punch. The overwhelming victory sent shock waves through the WWE Universe and a strong statement to Jeri-Show's Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match opponents at WWE TLC, D-Generation X. (Match preview)
Drew McIntyre def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison (Non-title) (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Moments after yanking the unsuspecting Guru of Greatness into the exposed, metal ring support structure outside the ring, the Scottish Superstar picked up the biggest win of his career, reigning supreme over the Intercontinental Champion with his patented Double Underhook DDT. With the triumph, the ruthless combatant who was personally signed by Mr. McMahon thrusts himself into major title contention.
Mickie James def. Beth Phoenix and Natalya in a Triple Threat Match to decide the No. 1 Contender to the Women's Championship (PHOTOS | WATCH)
As Women's Champion Michelle McCool and Layla sat ringside, Mickie James overcame both Beth Phoenix and Natalya to become the No. 1 Contender to the gold. After Natalya put Mickie in the Sharpshooter, The Fabulous Firebird grabbed the opportunity to execute a Glam Slam on the occupied Dungeon-trained Diva. But when Beth went for the victory, Mickie suddenly knocked her from the ring, capturing the huge win for herself, along with the hope of becoming the Women's Champion for the fifth time.
After the bell, a fed-up Mickie confronted Michelle, hurling the Champion back into her chair. This sparked a double-team attack by Michelle and Layla, which lit the fuse for an explosive rescue by the returning Maria.
R-Truth def. CM Punk by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Following the vicious "Straightedge intervention" by Luke Gallows, Punk and the Superstar formally known as Festus absolutely decimated R-Truth, with no regard for the match that had been taking place between the rapping Superstar and The Second City Saint.
Later, Luke Gallows spoke out about his straightedge transformation. (Watch)
The Hart Dynasty def. Eric Escobar in a Handicap Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero demanded an apology from her ex-boyfriend Eric Escobar for the humiliation that she had suffered one week ago. But when Escobar decided to ridicule her further, Guerrero used her power to put him in a Handicap Match against The Hart Dynasty as retribution. Though Escobar did the best he could, the explosive tag team specialists proved to be too much for him, finishing him off with The Hart Attack off the top rope. Afterward, Guerrero added insult to injury with a humiliating slap to her former beau.