correction: remember how many of the One Night Stand guys were on the B-Shows the following week, including the guy I said hadn't been on WWE TV since Super Astros? I didn't! Thanks to KG for reminding me.
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Booker T (Houston, TX, 256 pounds, w/Sharmell) vs Steven Richards (Philadelphia, PA, 220 pounds) - Sharmell makes a big deal of pointing to the ring on her finger. Or maybe she's pointing out the 5 Time Champion? Your hosts are Romero and Josh, and we all make fun of Romero tripping on "Mathews". They're still living off the high that was Friday Night SmackDown. Battle of the soundbite opens. How will Steven Richards handle not fighting Hardcore Holly? Josh mentions the match versus Vito on dot COM, which means it really did happen after all. Your ref is Nick. Josh, sensitive and classy: "Well, Steven Richards is having a better week than Bob Denver." I don't know about that, Bob Denver never had to appear on this show. On with the wrestling? Circle. Steven hides in the ropes because he's just not ready yet. Hour One of FNSD! will be on dot COM all week long, if you're bored. Lockup. Booker armbar, twist, standing over, Steven grabs the ropes. Break, though Steven is very loudly unhappy with Booker's promptness on the break. Lockup, Booker with a hammerlock, reversed, reversed, Steven back elbows free. Josh has copies of the rule book? Totally want one. Booker with a hiptoss, slam (here we go again) - Steven rolls out to grab his lower back some. Nick get a hair cut? Looks good. I hate my haircut. I'd tell you about it, but Steven's back in now. Lockup, Booker turned into the corner. Steven with a right to the midsection, and a right to the head. Chop. Corner whip, Booker kips up and out, and Steven rushes into a backdrop. Steven out again - no, Boor's got him. Maybe Booker shouldn't have, though - Steven eye pokes him, and snaps his neck over the top rope. Steven on him and stomping. Mix in some choking. Standing on his back while Booker's on the ropes. Off the ropes, running sit, running legdrop one two NO. Knee to the back, knee to the back, kneeling chinlock. Sharmell rallies the crowd as Steven switches to a surfboard. Crowd loud for Booker and chanting his name. Booker up to hsi feet, turning it, but Steven forearms him in the back. Chop, Whip, quick reverse into the ax kick. Both men up and trading punches. Booker's gonna win that on speed, but Steven take sit over all with a thumb to the eye. Whip, reverse, Booker lands the side kick. Clothesline, clothesline, yell. Whip, reversed, Booker back with a fivearm. One two NO. Kick to the midsection, off the ropes, scissors kick - but Steven moves out of the way. Steven Book End? No, Booker elbows out. Steven is knocked away, but charges back at Booker, and right into the 110th Street Spinebuster. Feeling it? Crowd does. Spinaroonie. Steven gets up just enough to take the Scissors Kick, one two three. (5:49) Sharmell contributes by raising his arm.
Tonight: Vito & Nunzio vs Super Crazy & Psicosis
WWE Tag Team Highlights. Guess you don't have to go to dot COM now. (2:55)
WWE Rewind, sponsored by Serenity: Check signing/burning ceremony. Yea, I guess that is his signature. I blame the resolution.
Sylvain (Montreal, QC, 250 pounds) vs Mack Johnson (Atlanta, GA, 195 pounds, already in the ring) - I believe Sylvain's gimmick is that everyone wants to be like him (but they can't.) Actually, the creativity to think up a male model gimmick for Grenier is amazing. I miss his last name already, because I could spell that with a modicum of success. I screw up the 'ylv' section quite easily. Josh: "Sometimes I wish your check would burn up, not that you've ever earned one in your life, Steve Romero." Circle. Lockup? No, Sy just slaps Mack in the face. Headlock. Mack elbowing out, so Sy punches him. Headlock. Yelling in French? Sure. Shot off, back with a shoulderblock. Off the ropes, over, under, into a Mack hiptoss, dropkick, dropkick, right - no, Sy ducks out of the ring rather than have his face scarred. Your ref is Korderas, by the way. As Sy recovers, Mack tries to surprise him with a pescado. The only surprise for Mack is how hard the mats feel when you crash on to them. Sy brings him back in, one two NO, one two no. Sy yelling at Korderas in French, and announcers ripping on the Canadian referee for not knowing French. Stomps. Elbow drops. Stomps. Turnbuckle smashes. Corner whip. Sy really likes winking at the crowd. Corner hipcheck. Back suplex into a Rock Bottom (Romero: "sidewalk suplex") One two NO. I was hoping that was it. Kneeling chinlock looks awful, as they go. Josh calls Sy "total package" and I think that's supposed to be snarky.
Romero, out of context but only barely: "I'm trying to give you some
pearls of wisdoms from the 80s."
Josh: "I don't think any pearls of wisdom came out of the 80s."
Romero: "You should be a man of all decades, though."
Josh: "What was the thing in the 40s? Tell me about that!"
Mack elbows free and is punching. Whip, reversed, Sy misses the punch, Mack lands the cross body one two no. Sy up first, Mack down via clothesline. Sy checks his face? I guess. Corner whip, Mack stumbles out into Snake Eyes. Josh: "I was a hand model, yes." Sy waiting, setting up, Romero stuck on the pointless segue as we're supposed to be pointing out Sy's finisher and Josh subtlety calls him on it. Modified Front suplex? SURE. One two three. (3:58)
Tonight: Vito & Nunzio vs Super Crazy & Psicosis
Rey/Eddie. I don't think the announcers hit the "Eddie could've escaped the cage to end it, but he had to come back and hit the frog splash to truly win" point well enough, but that's me. (3:02)
09/11 - Shrine Mosque, Springfield, MO [SmackDown! Live]
09/12 - Alltel Arena, Little Rock, AR [SD! - not advertised as a RAW/SD! SuperShow]
09/18 - Oil Palace, Tyler, TX [SmackDown! Live]
09/19 - Amarillo Civic Center, Amarillo, TX [SmackDown! Live]
09/20 - United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, TX [SD!]
Bullrope match highlights. Watching this, thinking about how they've tried to make this easier for the arena fans to keep track of with the lights, it occurred to me that they probably should do something similar for the TV viewer, who can't see those corners unless they're near that side. A small graphic on the screen could make it work. (4:09)
Up Next: Vito & Nunzio vs Super Crazy & Psicosis
Bodslam of the Week, sponsored by Bod: the Greatest 22.5 second match ever? Amazingly, they feel the need to clip the match for this bit.
Super Crazy & Psicosis (405 pounds, w/Juvi) vs Vito & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio (415 pounds) - your ref is Charles. Juvi's oddly dressed like he might wrestle one day. Nunzio and Vito argue with the crowd a bit. Someone got the memo to Crazy about not wearing a shirt over his top. Nicho too. Crazy and Vito to start - wait, first Psi has to rile up Vito. Okay, we're good. Circle, Crazy a little hesitant, and dropped to the mat by a Nunzio forearm. Psi in, but being told to get out. Charles is pretty quick to stop the double team stomp down on Crazy too. Nunzio slaps Crazy on his own, Vito having left the ring without a tag. Nunzio tries for a cross armbreaker, but Crazy's keeping it blocked. Rolling up, Nunzio with an armbar, Crazy trying to roll into a reversal and an armdrag, but Nunzio backs out of the way and leaves Crazy hanging. Point to head. Stomp. Nunzio picks up Crazy, and takes that armdrag. Armdrag. Hiptoss. Crazy pumped, and dropkicking Nunzio. Roll to his feet, and covering Nunzio . One two no. Stomp, armbar, Nunzio with a forearm to reverse. Forearm, tag to Vito. Vito charges in, *DROP TOE HOLD* (said, correctly!) but Vito isn't going down. Vito stuck in place and trying to swat on Crazy, who's still on the mat, and Psi dropkicks Vito down. Crazy covers one two NO. Crazy off the ropes, spinning headscissors is stopped by Vito, who loads Crazy up on his shoulder. Shoulder powerslam. Vito is pumped. Tag to Nunzio, who thinks to cover one two NO. Nunzio picks up Crazy, Crazy ducks a clothesline, Nunzio runs into Psicosis and gets a punch, back to Crazy for a backdrop. Tag to Psi, wheel kick, one two NO. One two NO. Tag to Crazy. They pull Nunzio into a corner and both lace a leg - let's call it a double rolling powerbomb and pretty cool. (Viva lucha libre!) Crazy covers one two NO. Nunzio worked over with a kick. Corner whip, Nunzio backdrops Crazy to the apron (though barely - these two are having problems this match), Crazy forearms Nunzio, Nunzio stumbles towards his corner, turns, Crazy misses his clothesline from the apron, and Vito pulls Crazy to the floor, with his chin bouncing off the apron. Crazy brought back in, Nunzio covering one two no. Nunzio is happy, the fans not so much. Tag to Vito. Vito with a headbutt to the side? Sure. Juvi's getting the crowd to chant MEXI COOL, but it doesn't stomp Psicosis from getting punched. Psi in to argue, so Charles misses Vito slamming Crazy, going off the ropes, and dropping an elbow. Charles back to count: One two NO. Vito holds Crazy from making a tag, tags Nunzio himself, and Nunzio drops a leg. Chinlock. Juvi getting the crowd to clap and they do. Crazy drawing from the fans. Elbows. Nunzio stops that with a forearm to the back. Corner whip, and Nunzio runs right into a boot to the head. Crazy charges out, spinning headscissors. Can he make the tag? Crazy takes a moment to shake his fist and it kills him, because Nunzio drops an axhandle on his back. Kneedrop to the back. Tag to Vito. Forearm to Crazy's' back. Vito yanking Crazy's faces. Vito takes a break and Crazy almost slips away to his corner for a tag, but Vito gets the drop for him. Tag to Nunzio, Crazy tries crawling away again and gets caught. Double whip, double hiptoss, Nunzio covers one two NO. Face yank. Stomp. Jumping jacks. Forearm. Standing chinlock, now taking it all the way down to the mat as Crazy tries to draw from the crowd. Crowd coming with him. Elbows, but Nunzio again stops it with a forearm to the back. Nunzio with a right, Crazy punching back, and winning. Crazy ducks a clothesline, and gets Nunzio with a flapjack. Crazy's got a moment to make the tag, but he's also out on the mat. Getting back. Crawling, Nunzio's got a leg, Crazy reaches - tag to Psicosis! Psicosis ducks a clothesline, back elbow, clothesline, drop toe hold, legdrop to the back of the head! Vito in, Vito back dropped. Falcon Arrow! Psi covers one two Vito breaks it up. Juvi up on the apron and yelling at Vito for breaking it up - Vito sees him and charging, so Juvi pulls down the top rope and out goes Vito!. Nunzio with a lack of help at the moment, as he charges into Psi's back elbow. Psicosis going up, but Nunzio stops him there with a right hand. Superplex? No, Psicosis shoves him off - TIJUANA JAM! Psicosis takes a millisecond to get his breath, and covers - one two three. (8:20) Now TWO members of the Mexicools have beaten Nunzio in back to back week - when they gonna get a title shot? Mexicools POSE.
SD!: Undertaker vs Randy Orton