SD Fusion: Cakes & K.O Punches
The 2nd November 2012 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping the events of Hell In A Cell (click here for our Hell In A Cell report) and Monday Night Raw involving Ryback, CM Punk, AJ, John Cena, and Vickie Guerrero (click here for our Raw report), followed by The Miz being introduced to present “The Miz TV” to kick off the show.
The Miz says that there are some shocking events in the WWE as of late, citing the “AJ scandal”, the events involving referee Brad Maddox at Hell In A Cell, and The Big Show knocking out Sheamus at Hell In A Cell to become the new World Heavyweight Champion, as he introduces Sheamus as his guest.
After a video recapping the events involving Sheamus and The Big Show on Raw, The Miz says that it has been seven months since Sheamus has been seen without the World Heavyweight Championship on SmackDown!, and therefore he must feel like a loser.
Sheamus says that he could say the same to The Miz, as The Miz didn’t regain his Intercontinental Championship from Kofi Kingston at Hell In A Cell, but The Miz says that the difference between them is that he has beaten Kingston before, but Sheamus has never beaten Show.
The Miz says that he somehow feels responsible for Sheamus’ loss, citing him winning the match at WrestleMania to allow John Laurinaitis to become the General Manager of both shows, which led to Show being fired and then coming back more powerful than ever.
Sheamus asks if The Miz is trying to say that he is the one that he should be kicking in the face, but The Miz claims to see the doubt in Sheamus eyes when he talks about beating Show. The Miz says that he will regain his title from Kofi Kingston, but Kingston’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
Kofi Kingston says that it seems that The Miz has lost touch with reality lately, asking him how many times he has to kick him in the head to knock some sense into him. He states that he has beaten The Miz several times, and starts to say that he will do so again in a few weeks at Survivor Series, but is interrupted by The Miz.
The Miz says that at Survivor Series, he is going to lead his team to victory like he did at WrestleMania, because he’s The Miz, and he’s… being interrupted again, this time by The Big Show’s music hitting and him making his way to the ring.
The Big Show asks The Miz to tell him that he’s not running his mouth and trying to claim credit for his victory, as he says that he has to side with Kingston due to him interviewing the former champion instead of the current champion.
The Miz sees the wisdom of Show and asks him what it was like to hit Sheamus and win the World Heavyweight Championship, to which Show happily starts to talk about the euphoria he felt, until Sheamus interrupts him and suggests that he tell everyone about the euphoria he felt when Sheamus was hitting him with White Noise on Raw.
Sheamus suggests that everyone at SmackDown! should see it for themselves, by them both doing it again right now. The Big Show says that Sheamus is being delusional again, and that he will get all he wants at Survivor Series.
He says that even if he did go down to the ring, they already know how it would end – with Show knocking out Sheamus again with a K.O Punch. The Miz attempts to take advantage of the distraction being provided and attack Kofi Kingston, but Kingston manages to see it coming and send The Miz over the top rope and out to the floor.
After an interaction backstage involving Booker T and The Big Show, Sin Cara (accompanied by Rey Mysterio) takes on Darren Young (accompanied by Titus O’Neil) in a match which sees Young get the victory, when he hits Cara with the double-knee to the gut for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Titus O’Neil says that that is what happens when a little dog gets in the ring with a big dog, but that he will give another little dog a chance to go against another big dog, as he challenges Rey Mysterio to a match.
The match sees Mysterio get the victory, when he avoids O’Neil’s charge into the corner and rolls him up for the 3-count.
After photos of Brad Maddox’s actions in the WWE Championship match at Hell In A Cell and we are informed that he will be giving his explanation on the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw, a video recapping the events of Raw unveiling Team Punk and Team Foley, an interaction backstage involving Booker T, Teddy Long, David Otunga, and Natalya sees Booker make a match between Otunga and a returning great Khali for later on in the episode.
After a video recapping the match last week between Randy Orton and Wade Barrett, as well as the rematch on Raw, Alberto Del Rio joins commentary as Wade Barrett is pitted against Randy Orton once again in a match which sees Barrett get the victory, when he takes advantage of the distraction provided by Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez and rolls up Orton for the 3-count.
After Matt Striker starts to interview Del Rio backstage about his actions, Orton appears and starts to attack Del Rio, with Rodriguez getting caught in the crossfire, but Del Rio manages to avoid getting his face shoved into cakes and flees, prompting Orton to shove Striker’s face into it instead when he asks for a comment.
Back in the arena, The Great Khali goes against David Otunga in a match which sees Khali get the victory as Natalya watches on a monitor backstage, when he hits Otunga with a brain chop for the 3-count.
After an interaction backstage involving Khali and Natalya, R-Truth takes on Justin Gabriel in a match which sees Truth get the victory, when he avoids Gabriel’s springboard move and hits him with a jumping reverse STO for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events of Raw involving AJ, John Cena, Vickie Guerrero, and Dolph Ziggler on Raw, and an interaction backstage involving The Miz and The Big Show, Sheamus and Kofi Kingston are pitted against The Big Show and The Miz in a Tag Team match.
The match sees The Miz get the victory for his team, when Show hits Kingston with the K.O Punch out of sight of the referee, and The Miz covers Kingston for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Sheamus takes out his anger at not being able to go after Show, by hitting The Miz with a Brogue Kick when he turns around amidst his celebration.
Sheamus goes back to staring at Show from the ring, as SmackDown! goes off the air.