WWE Week in Review: Edition #137
December 12, 2010- December 18, 2010
Welcome to the one-hundred thirty-seventh 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.
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WWE Week In Preview
Monday Night RAW
3-Hour Slammy Awards Edition of Monday Night RAW
Final Build To WWE TLC
Yoshi Tatsu Vs. Drew McIntyre
WWE Friday Night SmackDown
WWE Champion The Miz Vs. Rey Mysterio
Final Build To WWE TLC
WWE Tribute To The Troops
“Miss USA” Rima Fakih, Sherri Shepherd, & Cedric The Entertainer To Make Special Appearances
Diddy Dirty Money & Trace Adkins To Perform
The 916th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW would be a special three-hour edition of RAW to present the 2010 Slammy Awards, which came to you, live, from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA. As the end of a wild and unforgettable 2010 draws, the WWE celebrates the best of the best of 2010 as the 2010 Slammy Awards would see the WWE Superstar of the Year, Diva of the Year, WWE Moment of the Year, Shocker of the Year, Despicable Me Award, Knucklehead Moment of the Year, “Oh Snap” Meltdown of the Year, Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year, “And I Quote” Line of the Year, WWE Universe Reaction of the Year, and the Holy **** Move of the Year determined as Superstars would be honored with these Slammys on the three-hour extravaganza!
3-Hour Slammy Awards Edition of Monday Night RAW (December 13, 2010)
Good Week For: John Cena (was rehired, won Superstar of the Year, and assaulted David Otunga with a steel chair)
Bad Week For: David Arquette (was put through a table by Randy Orton)
Detailed Results Follow…
The 2010 Slammy Awards kicks off with a special surprise as actor, producer, and former WCW Champion David Arquette opens the show and calls himself “one of the greatest” WCW Champions of all time! Arquette then states that he should have won an “Oscar” for his role in the 1999 film, “Ready To Rumble” before finally introducing the first award of the night, the Shocker of the Year, and the candidates were The Miz cashing in his Money-in-the-Bank contract to win the WWE Title from an injured Randy Orton, the arrival and subsequent destruction caused by The Nexus, the shocking betrayal of Paul Bearer towards The Undertaker at WWE Hell in a Cell, and Randy Orton punting Chris Jericho right out of the WWE! David Arquette then reveals that The Nexus’ arrival in the WWE is the Shocker of the Year and this prompts Nexus leader Wade Barrett to come out and accept the award on behalf of The Nexus! Barrett states that The Nexus is there because of him before reminding everyone that he is the only one who can rehire John Cena before stating that The Nexus has given the ultimatum to rehire John Cena or be excommunicated! Barrett then announces that he will make his decision by the end of the night before promising many more “shocking moments”! This prompts the anonymous General Manager of RAW to chime in with an email that announces that he is going to give Wade Barrett the chance to create another “shocking moment” when he goes one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show!
By order of the anonymous General Manager of RAW, the Slammy Award winner for Shocker of the Year, Nexus leader Wade Barrett, would go one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! After finding himself unable to combat Big Show, Wade Barrett would head to the outside of the ring, grab his Slammy Award and walk out on the match, giving Big Show the win via count-out! After being given the ultimatum by The Nexus last week to either rehire John Cena or get excommunicated from The Nexus, what will Wade Barrett decide?
Then it was time to present the next Slammy Award as Tyson Kidd, with his new “associate” Jackson Andrews, and Kelly Kelly would present the Despicable Me Award with the nominees being Drew McIntyre’s embarrassment of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, Kane burying his brother, The Undertaker, alive, Mr. McMahon’s kick to the gut on the night of Bret Hart’s return to the WWE, and the night that CM Punk & The Straightedge Society interrupted the birthday celebration of Rey Mysterio’s daughter, making Rey’s daughter cry! Tyson Kidd and Kelly Kelly then reveal that RAW commentator CM Punk is the winner of the Despicable Me Award! CM Punk states that he did what he did to Rey Mysterio and his family because Rey “wronged” him before vowing to extract his revenge on another individual who has “wronged” him!
Then it was time for an interpromotional tag team match as RAW’s United States Champion Daniel Bryan, with The Bella Twins in his corner, would team with SmackDown’s Kofi Kingston to face SmackDown’s Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, with Vickie Guerrero in his corner, and RAW’s Ted DiBiase, with Maryse in his corner! In the end, it was Kofi Kingston hitting Trouble In Paradise on Dolph Ziggler en route to picking up the win for himself and Daniel Bryan!
Then it was time to present the 2010 Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year as WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov would present the nominees, which were Mike Tyson delivering a knockout punch to Chris Jericho, Pee-Wee Herman going toe-to-toe with The Miz & Alex Riley, Randy Orton delivering the RKO to Wayne Brady, and William Shatner singing the WWE Superstar themes before announcing Pee-Wee Herman as the winner!
Then it was time for another interpromotional bout as RAW’s “World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry would go one-on-one with SmackDown’s “Dashing” Cody Rhodes! In the end, it was “Dashing” Cody Rhodes jumping off of the top rope with a knee to the back of Mark Henry en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time to present the Holy *** Move of the Year as WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero would present the award with the nominees being John Morrison’s leap onto Daniel Bryan & The Miz from the staging area at WWE Hell in a Cell, Kofi Kingston delivering the Boom Drop on Drew McIntyre from a ladder through the announce table at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, John Cena’s Attitude Adjustment to Batista off of a car and through the stage at WWE Over The Limit, and Randy Orton’s mid-air RKO to Evan Bourne before announcing that the winner is John Cena! This prompts Nexus leader Wade Barrett to come out and take the Slammy Award before inviting John Cena to “come and get” the award before stating that everyone is “hanging” on his “every word” regarding his decision before Wade Barrett states that he is not going to make that announcement unless John Cena comes out there! This prompts the fired John Cena to come in through the crowd and enter the ring opposite of Wade Barrett and Barrett tells Cena to keep his distance before Barrett brings The Nexus to the ring as well as the group surrounds the ring, waiting to strike at a moment’s notice! Wade Barrett then announces that he will rehire John Cena on two conditions: first, agreeing to face Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match at WWE TLC this Sunday and, second, if Cena agrees to face Nexus member David Otunga on RAW! Barrett then exits the ring and instructs The Nexus to attack John Cena and the group complies as The Nexus beats down John Cena as Wade Barrett gets a steel chair and wears Cena out with a pair of vicious chair shots to the back of Cena before Barrett and The Nexus leave Cena writhing in the ring! What will happen this Sunday at WWE TLC when John Cena gets his shot at revenge against Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match?
It was announced on RAW that next week will be a historic week for both the WWE and the USA Network as, for the first time ever, it will be a WWE Week as RAW will take place, live, at 9/8c on the USA Network next Monday night, followed by an unprecedented special Tuesday night presentation of SmackDown, live, at 8/7c on the USA Network, and the week will be wrapped up with an encore presentation of the WWE Tribute To The Troops on Wednesday on the USA Network!
David Arquette would then return to present the Slammy Award for WWE Universe Reaction of the Year with the winner being “Angry Miz Girl” Kaylee, who frowned deeply at The Miz winning the WWE Title! The young girl then comes out and begins to read her acceptance speech, but the speech is interrupted by WWE Champion The Miz and his “apprentice” Alex Riley! Miz then gets on one knee and talks down to the little girl before taking the Slammy Award and states he will take it for “safekeeping” before mocking the face that the little girl made! The Miz then comes to the ring and states that he deserves the Slammy Award for all he accomplished in 2010 before stating that the moment of the year will come this Sunday at WWE TLC when he faces Randy Orton for the WWE Title in a Tables Match! The Miz then proclaims that he is the “most must-see champion” in the history of the WWE before Miz is interrupted by the anonymous RAW General Manager, who chimes in with an email that announces that both The Miz and Randy Orton will compete in one-on-one matches against former World Champions and that The Miz will compete in his right now against former World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio!
In a match made by the anonymous RAW General Manager, WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley and special guest David Arquette in his corner, would go one-on-one with former World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio! In the middle of the match, Rey Mysterio was set to deliver the 619 to The Miz, but Rey’s rival, Alberto Del Rio, would come out and distract Rey long enough for The Miz to take advantage! Later on in the match, Rey Mysterio would once again be set for victory, but Alex Riley would get on the ring apron and would allow Alberto Del Rio to enter the ring and trip Rey Mysterio, allowing The Miz to roll Rey up for the win! After the match, the anonymous RAW GM chimes in with an email that announces that, later on in the night, Randy Orton will compete in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Miz’s “apprentice” Alex Riley and a former WCW World Heavyweight Champion in actor David Arquette! What fate awaits David Arquette when he teams with Alex Riley to face Randy Orton?
Then it was time to reveal the winner of the “Oh Snap” Meltdown of the Year as one of the nominees, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge appears and states that he needs a co-presenter who he’s had “chemistry” with in the past before bringing out his old friend and rival Christian as Christian states that he hopes that the man that injured him, Alberto Del Rio, wins because he and the fans have not forgotten what Alberto Del Rio has done before introducing the nominees, which were Big Show smashing the various trophies and accomplishments of Jack Swagger, Alberto Del Rio’s assault on the arm of Rey Mysterio, Edge smashing and assaulting the laptop of the anonymous RAW General Manager, and Batista quitting the WWE with the winner being named Edge! Edge calls the anonymous GM “vindictive” before looking on the verge of another “meltdown”, a meltdown that Christian averts, before Edge states that one thing that never changes is that Michael Cole is still a “tool”!
After their confrontation last week during Sheamus’ King of the Ring coronation, the 2010 King of the Ring Sheamus would go one-on-one with “The Guru of Greatness” John Morrison! The match would be short-lived as both Superstars would look to tear each other apart, leading to a double disqualification ruling by the referee! After several referees break up the fight, the anonymous RAW GM chimes in with an email that makes the blockbuster announcement that, this Sunday at WWE TLC, Sheamus will go one-on-one with John Morrison in a Ladder Match with the winner being named the #1 Contender for the WWE Title! Sheamus would then react to this announcement by smashing the ladder into the mid-section of John Morrison before hurling Morrison over the top rope and spine-first onto the ladder! What will happen this Sunday at WWE TLC when these two square off in a Ladder Match with the #1 Contender’s spot for the WWE Title on the line?
Then it was time to announce the winner of the Knucklehead Moment of the Year as JTG and William Regal would present the award with the nominees being Big Show’s unmasking of CM Punk, Mae Young’s foul words and defeat of LayCool, Beth Phoenix entering the Royal Rumble and eliminating The Great Khali, and the Dance-Off between Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov with the winner being revealed to be Mae Young beating LayCool! This prompts LayCool to come out to accept the award and Layla states that she is going to “treasure” the award and the award will always be like them, “flawless”!
Then it was time to determine the 2010 Diva of the Year via a Divas Battle Royal as Divas Champion Natalya, Beth Phoenix, Layla, Michelle McCool, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Maryse, Melina, Tamina, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Kaitlyn, & The Bella Twins would all compete for the honor! Tamina would waste no time by eliminating both Kaitlyn and Rosa Mendes, followed shortly by both Bella Twins eliminating Tamina! Eve Torres would then eliminate one of the Bella Twins before Alicia Fox eliminated Eve Torres and LayCool eliminated the other half of The Bella Twins! Natalya would then eliminate Maryse followed by LayCool eliminating Kelly Kelly! The next elimination would see Beth Phoenix eliminating Melina followed by Beth Phoenix eliminating Layla! Despite being eliminated, Layla would then assist in Michelle McCool eliminating Beth Phoenix and Natalya would eliminate both Gail Kim and Alicia Fox before Michelle McCool eliminates Natalya to be crowned the 2010 Diva of the Year! The anonymous General Manager of RAW then chimes in with an email that announces that, this Sunday at WWE TLC, LayCool will face the team of Divas Champion Natalya and Beth Phoenix in the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match!
Six nights before he challenges Kane for the World Heavyweight Title in a TLC Match at WWE TLC, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with “The All-American American” Jack Swagger, six nights before Swagger joins Kofi Kingston and Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Title! In the end, it was Edge hitting the Spear en route to pinning Jack Swagger and picking up the win! With the mental edge heading into WWE TLC this Sunday night, can Edge defeat Kane in Edge’s specialty, a TLC Match, to win the World Heavyweight Title?
Then it was time to reveal the Slammy for WWE Moment of the Year as “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would present the award with the nominees being John Cena getting fired from the WWE at Survivor Series, Sheamus interrupting a tearful goodbye by Triple H by blasting “The Game” from behind with a lead pipe, Edge’s super-sized Spear through the ringside barricade on Chris Jericho at WrestleMania, and The Undertaker ending the legendary career of Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania with the winner being Shawn Michaels’ career ending at WrestleMania! The WWE Legend himself, Shawn Michaels, then makes an appearance, live via satellite, as Michaels thanks the WWE and the fans before saying that it’s been his “sheer joy” to be part of so many memorable WWE moments! Michaels then states that he does not “miss” the WWE, but he does “miss” the fans before thanking the WWE and the fans for the Slammy Award!
Then it was time for a unique 2-on-1 Handicap Match as, six nights before he challenges The Miz for the WWE Title in a Tables Match at WWE TLC, “The Viper” Randy Orton would face Miz’s “apprentice” Alex Riley and actor and former WCW Champion David Arquette! In the end, it was Randy Orton hitting the RKO on Alex Riley en route to picking up the win! After the match, The Miz would blast Randy Orton with the Money-in-the-Bank briefcase before The Miz heads to the outside and grabs a table on the outside and, with the help of David Arquette, Miz sets up the table and Miz & Arquette tried to deliver a double team suplex to Orton through the table, but Orton would counter and was set to powerbomb The Miz through the table, but Arquette would attack Orton, allowing Miz to escape! Orton would then set his sights on Arquette as Orton delivers a vicious powerbomb to the actor through the table! Will The Miz suffer the same fate this Sunday night at WWE TLC?
Then it was time to reveal the Slammy Award for the “…And I Quote” Line of the Year as RAW Play-by-Play Commentator Michael Cole presents the award with the nominees being Santino Marella asking Sheamus if he takes his tea “milky” before telling Sheamus that he has no “pigmentation”, The Miz telling Bret Hart that he is 1-0 at WrestleMania and that means he is “seventeen wins away from tying The Undertaker”, Triple H telling CM Punk & The Straightedge Society that, like Punk, he does not drink, do drugs, or smoke, but, unlike Punk, he does not look like he’s been on a “week-long crack binge with Amy Winehouse”, John Cena calling Heath Slater “the chick from Wendy’s”, Edge asking himself why he is “arguing with a computer”, Kane demanding that Edge “give him back his father”, Batista saying “duct tape? Are you serious?”, Cody Rhodes telling Goldust not to “breath on” him followed by Goldust telling Rhodes to “help a brother out” and Dusty Rhodes stating that he “raised some weird kids”, Mr. McMahon shouting at Bret Hart that Bret “deserved to be screwed”, Stephanie McMahon waking up from a nightmare and asking her husband if her father was still in a coma and the husband responding by saying the doctors are pretty sure the Chairman is “brain dead”, Chris Jericho telling Michael Cole that “of course you have an email, you idiot, just read it”, NXT Season Two competitor Titus O’Neil stating that “if you’re gonna fight, make it a fight. If you wanna win, make it a win”, NXT Season Two competitor Eli Cottonwood discussing the topic of “mustache” by saying that he does not have one before saying that he has the “best mustache of them all”, Eve Torres calling The Miz “nothing but a fifteen-minute, flash-in-the-pan, brainless, laughable, thick-headed, half-witted, uninspired, frog-faced loser”, Mike Tyson stating that he would rip out Hornswoggle’s intestines out and “jump rope” with them and ripping his brain out and smash him against a window like “Silly Putty”, Randy Orton proclaiming that he would RKO his own “grandmother” as well as Sheamus’ “grandmother”, Edge beginning the “Spear” chant, Jack Swagger asking Edge how hard it is for an eagle to get “medical insurance”, CM Punk accusing John Cena of spilling his “diet soda”, Mae Young calling LayCool an unfortunate name, Michael Cole messing up and saying that he has “received a manager” instead of saying he’s “received an email”, Triple H saying that “this is not the kind of stuff you can write”, and Ron Simmons saying “Damn!” Michael Cole would then finally reveal the winner to be himself before giving a speech that was cut off by the RAW theme!
Then it was time to announce the 2010 Superstar of the Year as SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long would present the award with the nominees being WWE Champion The Miz, World Heavyweight Champion Kane, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, John Cena, “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio, and “The Viper” Randy Orton before announcing the winner, who was voted on by the WWE fans, who was the recently rehired John Cena! John Cena then accepts his award and announces he is now back, “full-time”, on RAW before stating that he will always keep his “word” to the WWE fans before vowing that Nexus member David Otunga “will get hurt”, leaving “just one”, Wade Barrett, this Sunday at WWE TLC where all his “anger” will be “unleashed” on the Nexus leader before vowing that Wade Barrett will be “destroyed”!
Then it was time for the main event as the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena would go one-on-one with Nexus member David Otunga, but before the match begins, Wade Barrett motions for The Nexus to leave; leaving Otunga to go one-on-one with John Cena without backup! John Cena would make quick work of David Otunga, forcing Otunga to tap out to Cena’s STF! After the match, and with Wade Barrett watching, John Cena would grab a steel chair and deliver several steel chair shots to the back of David Otunga, sending Otunga out of the ring! Will Wade Barrett suffer the same fate this Sunday at WWE TLC when he faces John Cena in a Chairs Match?
The 87th edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, LA and from the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA. In the main event of WWE Superstars, an interpromotional bout would take place as RAW’s Yoshi Tatsu would go one-on-one with SmackDown’s “Chosen One” Drew McIntyre!
WWE Superstars (December 16, 2010)
Good Week For: Drew McIntyre (picked up a hard-fought win over Yoshi Tatsu in the main event)
Bad Week For: Yoshi Tatsu (despite a courageous effort, lost to Drew McIntyre in the main event)
Detailed Results Follow…
The show kicks off with one-on-one action from SmackDown as “The Party Starter” Curt Hawkins would go one-on-one with “The Brooklyn Baller” JTG! In the end, it was JTG hitting Da Shout Out on Curt Hawkins en route to picking up a big win!
“The Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder was in action on Superstars as Ryder would go one-on-one with former Nexus member Darren Young! In the end, it was Zack Ryder hitting the Rough Ryder Leg Lariat on Darren Young en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time for the interpromotional main event as RAW’s Yoshi Tatsu would go one-on-one with SmackDown’s “Chosen One” Drew McIntyre! At the end of an incredibly hard-fought match, it was Drew McIntyre hitting the Future Shock DDT on Yoshi Tatsu en route to picking up the win!
Just two nights before WWE TLC, the 591st edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA. In rematch from Monday’s three-hour Slammys edition of RAW, WWE Champion The Miz would make a special appearance on SmackDown, two nights before he defends the WWE Title against Randy Orton in a Tables Match, to go one-on-one with “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio, two nights before Rey faces Alberto Del Rio in a Chairs Match!
Friday Night SmackDown (December 17, 2010)
Good Week For: The Miz (by hook or crook, defeated Rey Mysterio for the second straight time)
Bad Week For: Edge (witnessed and felt the wrath of an angry Kane)
Detailed Results Follow…
Two nights before he challenges Kane for the World Heavyweight Title in a TLC Match at WWE TLC, the show kicks off with “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge as Edge states that the last four weeks he have been dealing with Kane & Paul Bearer have been the “most bizarre” of his entire life! Edge then reveals why he did all the things he done to Paul Bearer and that is because of Kane! Edge continues that Kane has been “evil” for his entire life as Kane has “ruined” people’s lives for his own “amusement” before saying that Kane used his father, Paul Bearer, as a “pawn” to assist in burying The Undertaker alive and he decided to fight “fire with fire” with Kane before stating that “the ends justified the means” because Kane has been “one-upped”! Edge then proclaims that it will “all be worthwhile” this Sunday at WWE TLC when he challenges Kane in his specialty, a TLC Match, for the World Heavyweight Title and, at the end of the match this Sunday, he will ascend the ladder and become a ten-time World Champion! Will Edge fulfill his promise this Sunday by defeating Kane in a TLC Match to win the World Heavyweight Title?
Backstage, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long confronts Edge and tells the #1 Contender that Kane is so mentally distraught that he may not even show up this Sunday at WWE TLC for their TLC Match and this prompts Alberto Del Rio to enter and offer to take the place of Kane in the match this Sunday and Rey Mysterio then enters and states that he wants a title shot too! This prompts the SmackDown GM to make a major announcement as Theodore Long declares that, regardless of if Kane shows up or not this Sunday night, Edge, Rey Mysterio, & Alberto Del Rio will all be a part of the TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Title! Now that Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio have been added to the TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Title, will Edge’s plan still come to fruition?
Two nights before Dolph Ziggler defends the Intercontinental Title against both Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger in a Triple Threat Ladder Match at WWE TLC, Kofi Kingston would team with “The World Warrior” Kaval to face Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & “The All-American American” Jack Swagger! At the end of a chaotic match, it was Kofi Kingston hitting Trouble In Paradise on Dolph Ziggler en route to Kofi pinning the Intercontinental Champion! After the match, Jack Swagger helps Dolph Ziggler to Dolph’s feet only to deck the Intercontinental Champion, prompting Vickie Guerrero to shriek at Jack Swagger over Swagger’s actions! Kofi Kingston has the momentum going into this Sunday’s Triple Threat Ladder Match, but can Kofi overcome both Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler to win the Intercontinental Title?
Backstage, Drew McIntyre confronts Kelly Kelly and McIntyre states that he was “disgusted” with how Tyson Kidd talked to Kelly Kelly on RAW and, if he was there, Kidd would still be “paying” for it! Kelly Kelly responds by asking when they became “friends” before saying that she has seen what McIntyre does in the ring and McIntyre responds by saying that the person she sees in the ring is not the “real” him because outside the ring, he is a “completely different person” as he is just a “kid from a far away land” trying to get to know her before asking Kelly Kelly out on a date before Kaitlyn steps in and states that Kelly Kelly already has “plans” because it is “girls’ night”!
One week after losing to Chris Masters in the Masterlock Challenge, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters! In the end, it was “Dashing” Cody Rhodes hitting the Cross Rhodes on Chris Masters en route to picking up an impressive win!
After The Miz utilized the help of both Alex Riley and Alberto Del Rio to defeat Rey Mysterio on RAW, SmackDown would house the rematch as WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley in his corner, would go one-on-one with “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio! During the match, Alex Riley would distract the referee long enough for Alberto Del Rio to trip Rey Mysterio, just like on RAW, and The Miz would roll up Rey, but Rey would kick out before taking out Del Rio on the outside! However, Rey Mysterio would go for his signature rope splash, but The Miz, being given enough time to recover, would get his knees up before pinning Rey for the win! After the match, Alberto Del Rio would rush in the ring and attack Rey Mysterio, prompting Edge to come to the aid of Rey followed by Miz attacking Edge! This would lead to SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long coming out and announcing the main event for SmackDown as WWE Champion The Miz would team with Alberto Del Rio to face Edge & Rey Mysterio!
Two nights before they face Divas Champion Natalya & Beth Phoenix in the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match, the Slammy Award winning Layla & Michelle McCool make an appearance on SmackDown as the 2010 Diva of the Year Michelle McCool states that they are holding an “official protest” against their Tables Match before saying that the match is “not going to happen” because it is “barbaric”! McCool then states that, just like all the women in the back and like everyone in the crowd, none of them are “Diva”, because a “Diva” is “flawless” before LayCool proclaims that the Tag Team Tables Match is “off”! This prompts Divas Champion Natalya & Beth Phoenix to come out with a “present” for LayCool in the form of a gift-wrapped table! Natalya asks LayCool when LayCool started making the “rules” and, after LayCool states that they run the show, Layla states that a Tables Match is “man’s match”! Beth Phoenix then tells LayCool that, this Sunday, they will make sure that LayCool will never “laugh” at them again! Layla responds by saying that Phoenix’s anger brings out her “masculine side” before asking how they are going to put LayCool on the table before Beth Phoenix presents a table painted with a witch likeness of Layla & Michelle McCool! This prompts LayCool to attack Natalya & Beth Phoenix, but the powerhouse Divas would get the better of LayCool as they would send Michelle McCool to the outside of the ring before setting Layla up for a double suplex through the table, but McCool would attack the duo to quickly save Layla and exit the ring! What will happen this Sunday night when Divas Champion Natalya and Beth Phoenix face Layla & Michelle McCool in the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match?
The WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov were in action on SmackDown as the tag champions would face the team of Chavo Guerrero and “The Wild Man” Tyler Reks! In the end, it was Santino Marella hitting the Cobra Strike on Chavo Guerrero before rolling Chavo up en route to picking up the win!
Then it was time for the main event of the evening as, two nights before Edge, Rey Mysterio, & Alberto Del Rio all compete in a Fatal 4-Way TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Title, with or without reigning champion Kane, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would team with “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio to face WWE Champion The Miz and “The Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio! During the match, the cameras cut to the backstage area where a hallway strung with broken bodies while, in the ring, Edge hits the Spear on The Miz, but when Edge goes to pin The Miz, Kane comes out and attacks Edge, sparking a brawl between Edge and Kane that prompts the SmackDown locker room to come out and do their best to separate the two, but both Superstars fight through the massive amount of Superstars, even delivering the chokeslam to Trent Barreta before Edge hits the Spear on Kane, keeping the brawl going! Kane has returned to SmackDown more angry and dangerous than ever, but what will happen this Sunday at WWE TLC when Kane defends the World Heavyweight Title against Edge, Rey Mysterio, & Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4-Way TLC Match when two deeply personal feuds collide in one supersized match?
The eighth annual WWE Tribute To The Troops came to you from the largest military base in the world in Fort Hood, TX. In addition to Superstars like WWE Champion The Miz, John Cena, and “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge making appearances, the Tribute would also feature special appearances by legendary actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer, the winner of the “Miss USA” pageant Rima Fakih, and The View’s Sherri Shepherd, as well as musical performances by the legendary country star Trace Adkins and the newest hip hop sensation, Diddy Dirty Money!
WWE Tribute To The Troops (December 18, 2010)
Detailed Results Follow…
With a crowd filled with 50,000 soldiers and their families, the show kicks off with a special performance of the hit single, “Coming Home” from hip hop legend Diddy and his newest creation, Diddy Dirty Money! After the group’s performance, Diddy states that he realizes that he and other Americans do not show the appreciation that the troops deserve before thanking the troops for all they do to keep America safe!
Multi-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift also delivers a special message to the troops by thanking the troops for keeping America safe and free before wishing everyone a Happy Holidays!
The reigning “Miss USA” Rima Fakih then makes an appearance as the “Miss USA” pageant winner would serve as the special guest ring announcer as the opening match of the night would see “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would team with Kofi Kingston to face Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger! In the end, it was Big Show flattening Jack Swagger with the chokeslam en route to picking up the win!
USA Olympic Gold Medalist Lindsey Vonn delivers a special message to the troops as Vonn thanks and salutes the troops for all they do for America before wishing the troops a happy holiday season!
Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant also delivers a message to the troops as Bryant wishes the troops a happy holiday season and wishes the troops well!
Emmy award winning co-host of The View, Sherri Shepherd, made a special appearance as Santa Sherri would join Hornswoggle in handing out WWE merchandise to the large crowd!
Legendary country singer Trace Adkins then makes a special appearance on the show to perform one of his newest songs, “Whoop A Man’s Ass”!
The former President of the United States George W. Bush makes a special appearance as President Bush states that it was an honor to be the Commander-In-Chief for the troops for his eight year term as President before thanking the troops and asking for the blessing of the troops to have a happy holiday season!
Legendary actor and comedian Cedric The Entertainer made an appearance on the shoe as one of the original Kings of Comedy did his stand-up routine for the troops in attendance!
The cast of the hit NBC show, 30 Rock, also deliver a special message to the troops as Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer, & Jane Krakowski deliver the holiday wishes to the troops!
Then it was time for a blockbuster 6-Man Tag main event as John Cena would team with “The Viper” Randy Orton and “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio to face WWE Champion The Miz, with “apprentice” Alex Riley in his corner, Nexus leader Wade Barrett, and “The Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio just one night before all six Superstars square off in their respective matches at WWE TLC! At the end of a chaotic match, it was Rey Mysterio hitting a double 619 on Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio before Randy Orton hits the RKO on Wade Barrett while John Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Alberto Del Rio en route to Cena pinning Del Rio to pick up the win for his team!
Superstar of the Week: 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Preview
The second annual WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs will come to you, live on pay-per-view, this Sunday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
World Heavyweight Championship: Fatal 4-Way TLC Match:
Kane © Vs. Edge Vs. Rey Mysterio Vs. Alberto Del Rio
WWE Championship: Tables Match:
The Miz © Vs. Randy Orton
John Cena Vs. Wade Barrett
#1 Contender’s Ladder Match for the WWE Title:
Sheamus Vs. John Morrison
Intercontinental Championship: Triple Threat Ladder Match:
Dolph Ziggler © Vs. Jack Swagger Vs. Kofi Kingston
First Ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match:
Divas Champion Natalya & Beth Phoenix Vs. Layla & Michelle McCool
Alumni Profile of the Week
Ring Name: Lance Storm
Real/Full Name: Lance Timothy Evers
Born On: April 3, 1969 in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Resides: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Trained By: Ed Langley, Keith Hart, & Stu Hart
ECW Run: 1996- 2000
WCW Run: 2000- 2001
WWE Run: 2001- 2004
One Time WWE Intercontinental Champion
Three Time WCW United States Champion
One Time WCW Cruiserweight Champion
One Time WCW Hardcore Champion
Four Time WWE World Tag Team Champion (1x w/ Christian, 2x w/ William Regal, & 1x w/ Chief Morley)
Three Time ECW World Tag Team Champion (1x w/ Chris Candido & 2x w/ Justin Credible)
Did You Know?
Lance Storm trained alongside and became friends with Chris Jericho during their time in the Hart Family Dungeon.
Next Week’s WWE Television Schedule
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs: Sunday, December 19, LIVE, from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Monday, December 20: Monday Night RAW, LIVE, from the Frank Erwin Center at UT Austin in Austin, TX
Tuesday, December 21: LIVE Tuesday Edition of SmackDown from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Tuesday, December 21: WWE NXT from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
Thursday, December 23: WWE Superstars from Austin, TX & San Antonio, TX