SD Fusion: Undertaker’s Attacker Revealed?
The 30th July episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping Kane’s words last week, as well as the actions involving him, Rey Mysterio, and Jack Swagger. Afterwards, we go to Kane who is standing in the ring, music playing in the background again to suit the mood, as he speaks.
He tells us that for sixty days and sixty nights, he sat by The Undertaker’s bedside, waiting for him to show Kane a sign of who it was who attacked him and placed him in a vegetative state, and that the day before The Undertaker moved, and spoke the name of his assailant – someone who Kane had been too blind to see until now, Rey Mysterio.
He asks why Rey did this, he says he knows that Rey couldn’t do it alone – but that it doesn’t matter, because the more he thought about it, the more he realised that it’s true, as Rey had the most to gain. Going back to the night that The Undertaker beat Rey for a place in the Fatal Four Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship, he says Rey made a conscious decision to take the coward’s way out, and like a virus invading it’s host, the next week he won a Battle Royal to win a place in the Fatal Four Way match, a match in which he emerged victorious when he should have hung his head in shame, the only reason that he had won was because The Undertaker wasn’t there to stop him.
Kane says that he stopped him when he cashed in his Money In The Bank contract to bring the title back to the Dark side, that at SummerSlam he will beat him again, but that this time a normal defeat won’t be enough, this time he will make him pay for his sins and be damned to Hell when he stuffs him into a Casket and shuts the lid, with Rey Mysterio as we know him, ceasing to exist.
Next, we have a match between Christian and Drew McIntyre, with a video recap showing as Christian makes his way to the ring, of the tag team match last week where Matt Hardy accidentally hit Christian. The match ends with Christian countering McIntyre’s Future-Shock DDT attempt into a Small Package for the 3-count.
Now it’s time for more Grooming Tips with “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, telling us how a facial can benefit us. Afterwards, another video promo from Alberto Del Rio. Going backstage, CM Punk asks who is going to let him down tonight – he berates Serena, Joseph (Joey) Matthews, and Luke Gallows, blaming them for his injury, shaving, and unmasking, saying that without him, they are nothing, telling them to do something or pack their bags.
Back in the arena, The Big Show goes against Luke Gallows, with the match ending in a disqualification in favour of Big Show, when CM Punk and the Straight-Edge Society attack The Big Show, ending with Punk and Serena stamping their feet on Show’s hand.
Next, Kofi Kingston takes on Dolph Ziggler, a video recap of last week’s match between the two being shown before Ziggler comes out. The match ends with Kingston getting disqualified after a constant attack on Ziggler that continues after being disqualified, with a number of referees having to restrain Kingston and move him away to stop the attack continuing even more.
After a Raw Rebound video recap of the events involving Cena’s team and The Nexus on Raw (click here for our Raw report), Todd Grisham and Matt Striker hype the matches to take place at SummerSlam.
Backstage, Josh Mathews interviews Jack Swagger, before he can ask anything, Swagger asks what he wants to know, but saying what he should be asking is what he’s going to do to Rey Mysterio in the No Disqualification match where there are no rules. Mathews does so, and Swagger responds that he’s going to break Mysterio’s arms and legs, throwing into the wall, down the stairs, dragging him out of the arena, across the street, and throwing him into some contaminated water across the street, which he says the results will mean that Mysterio won’t be competing at SummerSlam.
In the arena again, Tiffany (with Kelly Kelly) is to be pitted against Co-Women’s Champion Layla (with Michelle McCool), but before the match can start, Vickie Guerrero interrupts and says that in her capacity as Official Consultant to SmackDown!, the member of Lay-Cool to defend the title will not be Layla, but Michelle McCool. The match ends with McCool getting the win after a Faith-Breaker, retaining the title.
Afterwards, we see General Manager Teddy Long saying that there’s only one Women’s Championship, and that Lay-Cool will have to make their mind which one of them is wearing the title – and if they don’t, then next week he will.
After a second video promo from Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio takes on Jack Swagger in a No Disqualification match. The match ends with no apparent decision when Rey Mysterio counters a Military-Press Lift into a Head-Scissors that forces Swagger into the water across the road from the arena, with Mysterio soon following suit when he turns around, as Kane grabs him by the throat to Chokeslam him into it, Kane’s angry face being all we see aftewards as SmackDown! goes off the air.