SD Fusion: The Time For Fighting
The 26th October 2012 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with Randy Orton’s music hitting and him making his way to the ring, where he says that he came out to set the record straight.
Orton says that many people think that it is because Alberto Del Rio attacked him last month that he hates him, but in fact it isn’t because Del Rio attacked him but rather the reason why he attacked him, as Del Rio was trying to get the fans to forget what a miserable disappointment he was after repeatedly losing to Sheamus.
He says that Del Rio made two critical mistakes in attacking him, the first that he wasn’t being honest, and the second being that he picked the wrong guy to make an example out of. Orton says that he is going to give Del Rio the single most brutal beating of his life on Sunday at Hell In A Cell.
As for Del Rio’s claim to be the new “Apex Predator” of the WWE, Orton says that is probably the biggest lie of all, and he starts to talk about what will happen once he gets him in the ring, but Alberto Del Rio’s music hits and he makes his way out onto the stage with Ricardo Rodriguez.
Alberto Del Rio says that Randy Orton isn’t very smart, as last week he said that he was going to do it on his terms and not Orton’s, and he says that at Hell In A Cell, he will show everyone that Orton is nothing but a garden snake that he can crush under his boot in a moment, as he is the new “Apex Predator” of the WWE.
Orton translates that for the fans as Del Rio saying that he talks big when Orton is out of the building or there is a safe distance between them, but he says that Del Rio is not a predator, but rather a spineless bottom-feeder with no “cojones”.
Del Rio asks if Orton thinks that he is afraid of him, and he says that he is going to do things when he wants to, and he has just decided that Orton’s time is up. Unlike his words however, Del Rio’s actions don’t follow, and he says that it won’t be yet but that he will see Orton on Sunday at Hell In A Cell.
Afterwards, Wade Barrett attacks Randy Orton with a shot behind, quickly bailing out of the ring and backing up the ramp after doing so. Backstage, an interaction between Alberto Del Rio, Wade Barrett, Ricardo Rodriguez and Teddy Long sees Barrett ask if that was what Del Rio was looking for, and also sees Long make a match between Barrett and Orton for later on in this episode.
After a video recapping the events of Monday Night Raw involving “Team Hell No” and “Team Rhodes Scholars” (click here for our Raw report), Daniel Bryan and Damien Sandow join commentary as Cody Rhodes takes on Kane in a match which sees Kane get the victory, when he hits Rhodes with a chokeslam for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events on Raw involving The Big Show and Sheamus, and an interaction backstage involving Booker T and The Big Show, The Miz is pitted against Yoshi Tatsu in a match which sees The Miz get the victory, when he hits Tatsu with the Skull-Crushing Finale for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events on Raw involving Ryback and CM Punk, a video recapping The Miz and Michael Cole’s interview with Paul Heyman from Main Event, and a video recapping the events on Raw involving Eve Torres, Kaitlyn, and Layla, an interaction backstage involving Eve Torres, Aksana, Kaitlyn, Layla, Teddy Long, and Booker T sees Booker make a Triple Threat match for the Divas Championship between Eve, Kaitlyn, and Layla at Hell In A Cell, and a Tag Team match between the team of Eve and Aksana, and the team of Kaitlyn and Layla for later on in this episode.
Next up, Randy Orton goes against Wade Barrett in a match which sees Barrett get the victory, when he takes advantage of the distraction provided by Alberto Del Rio, and hits Orton with the Souvenir for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Del Rio attacks the downed Orton, until Orton is able to get the upper-hand and force Del Rio to bail out up the ramp after he attempts to hit him with the RKO.
Now, Eve Torres and Aksana take on Kaitlyn and Layla in a Tag Team match which sees Eve get the victory, when she takes advantage of Layla accidentally hitting Kaitlyn with a roundhouse kick that was meant for Eve, and pins Kaitlyn for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events on Raw involving AJ, John Cena, and Vickie Guerrero, an interaction backstage involving Booker T and Sheamus, and an interaction backstage involving Daniel Bryan and Kane, Cody Rhodes and Kane join commentary as Daniel Bryan is pitted against Damien Sandow in a match which sees Sandow get the victory, when he takes advantage of Rhodes’ interference behind the referee’s back, and hits Bryan with the Terminoose for the 3-count.
Next, Sheamus and The Big Show are introduced by Josh Mathews as they talk in the ring about their World Heavyweight Championship match at Hell In A Cell, with Show and Sheamus being separated by security.
The Big Show says that there is nothing self-professed about the K.O Punch being the most devastating move in WWE history, as he claims that it is stronger than The Rock’s Rock Bottom, Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Stunner, and John Cena’s Attitude Adjustment, and he says that it was scientifically proven last week that it is stronger than Sheamus’ Brogue Kick.
Sheamus says that for the K.O Punch to be lethal, Show has to hit someone with it, and he starts to guarantee something about Hell In A Cell, but he is interrupted by Show who says that Sheamus will fail at Hell In A Cell, as he then shows footage from Raw three weeks ago, when Sheamus attempted to Brogue Kick him, and he blocked it before shoving him out of the ring.
Show gestures to his chest area and says that Sheamus’ Brogue Kick got to about there, which is not high enough to kick his head off his shoulders, and that in order for the Brogue Kick to be effective, it has to be hit to the face.
He says that he is a giant and that Sheamus doesn’t have what it takes to Brogue Kick him in the head, and that he definitely doesn’t have what it takes to beat Show. Show says that if Sheamus thinks that he is going to head into Hell In A Cell and kick Show’s head off his shoulders, he is either stupid or delusional.
Sheamus says that there are two things that he loves, the first being a nice cold pint of ale on a hot day, and the second being a great fight. He says that when he saw The Big Show become the Number One Contender by knocking out Randy Orton, his mouth began to water.
He says that this is because he had the opportunity to face a giant, a monster who has dominated the WWE for more than a decade, and who won he very championship on his shoulder on his first day in the business.
Sheamus that he strives for a challenge and that there is no bigger challenge than Show, and he promises that Show is a mountain that he will conquer. Show says that Sheamus isn’t going to conquer him and that he is delusional, but Sheamus says that he has never been more ready in his entire life.
The Big Show says that Sheamus is scared and he can see it in his eyes, but Sheamus denies it and says that if he has to chop Show down to Brogue Kick him, then that is exactly what he will do, and that if it takes ten Brogue Kicks to take him down, that is exactly what he is going to do.
Sheamus says that it isn’t going to be easy, but that a challenge this size never is. He says that it has been over a month now since he found out that he was going to face Show at Hell In A Cell, and now they are only forty-eight hours away.
He says that the time for talk is over, and that the time for fighting is now. Show tries to say that Sheamus doesn’t want any of Show, but Sheamus rushes towards Show to attack him, only to be separated by security.
Both men then take out security, but when Sheamus attempts to hit Show with a Brogue Kick, Show manages to avoid it and bail out of the ring. Sheamus manages to send a message to Show regardless however, as he hits one of the security with a Brogue Kick as Show looks on.
Both men stare each other down from their respective positions, as SmackDown! goes off the air.