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The 23rd November 2012 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping some of the events of Survivor Series (click here for our Survivor Series report), Monday Night Raw (click here for our Raw report), and hyping the events set to happen later in this episode, followed by The Miz presenting “Miz TV” with his guest John Cena to kick off the show.
When The Miz wants to know whether the stress of the “scandal” has brought them together, AJ’s music hits and she makes her way to the ring, where she says that she knows that Cena kissed her to prove a point.
Cena admits to liking it, prompting The Miz to ask the crowd if they think that Cena and AJ are in love. Cena calls The Miz an idiot however, and says that he needs some time to talk with AJ, but they are interrupted by Dolph Ziggler’s music hitting and him making his way out to the stage.
Dolph Ziggler says that it is obvious to everyone that Cena and AJ have feelings for each other, and that you would have to be an idiot to miss that, but he thinks that AJ is trouble and a “bad egg”, as he claims that it wouldn’t have been as easy for him to set Cena up and hurt his knee if it wasn’t for her.
He says that if he was John Cena, he would hate AJ’s guts, as he then shows footage of the confrontation between AJ and Ziggler in the Men’s Locker Room backstage on Raw that led to Ziggler attacking Cena’s knee.
Ziggler suggests that is giving the WWE Universe something to talk about, and Vickie Guerrero apparently decides that she has something to talk about too, as she makes her way out onto the stage to join him.
Vickie says that Ziggler knows how to kiss someone who is authoritative, confident, decisive, and passionate, which Cena calls a lie as he quips that Ziggler kissed Vickie and that it still can’t be medically proved that Vickie is a woman, which in turn prompts her to yell that she is all woman.
She says that she wasn’t talking about her, as the relationship between Dolph Ziggler and her is strictly professional, which Ziggler agrees with, but he says that if he did kiss AJ, it would bring out the “real woman” in her.
Dolph Ziggler says that John Cena and AJ are exactly alike, two weak losers. Cena denies this, as he instead claims that Ziggler and Vickie deserve each other as they are the exact opposite, quipping that one enjoys eating a lot of nuts, while the other is still looking to find his.
Next, Titus O’Neil joins commentary as Darren Young takes on Ryback in a match which sees Ryback get the victory, when he hits Young with the Shell-Shock for the 3-count. Afterwards, O’Neil enters the ring and attempts to berate Ryback for his actions against Young, only to be hit with the Shell-Shock himself too.
Now, R-Truth is pitted against Antonio Cesaro in a match which sees Truth get the victory, when he hits Cesaro with a jumping reverse STO for the 3-count.
After an interaction backstage involving Sheamus and Booker T, Sin Cara goes against Alberto Del Rio in a match which sees Del Rio get the victory, when he applies the cross-armbreaker to Cara and forces him to tap out.
After an interaction backstage involving Kane and Daniel Bryan, The Big Show takes on Kane and Daniel Bryan in a 2-On-1 Handicap match which sees Show get the victory, when he hits Bryan with a chokeslam for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Show attempts to hit Kane with a K.O Punch, only for Kane to avoid it and join Bryan in forcing Show out of the ring. Addressing Sheamus, who is watching from the balcony, he says that their match at TLC will be a chairs match, but that this time the chair will be in the hands of a giant.
After a video recapping Wade Barrett’s match with Kofi Kingston on Raw, Wade Barrett joins commentary as Kofi Kingston is pitted against Damien Sandow in a match which sees Kingston get the victory, when he hits Sandow with Trouble In Paradise for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Wade Barrett stands on the announcers’ table and congratulates Kingston on his victory, but says that his best will not be good enough to beat Barrett, as he will lose his title when he becomes the next victim of the “Great Barrett Barrage”.
After a video recapping the events of Raw involving CM Punk, Ryback, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose from WWE NXT, and the announcers hype that Michael Cole will interview the latter three men on the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw, Randy Orton goes against Dolph Ziggler.
The match sees Ziggler get the victory, when he counters Orton’s RKO attempt and rolls him up for the 3-count. Afterwards, Ricardo Rodriguez attempts to attack Orton, only to be hit with an RKO instead.
This stops Alberto Del Rio dead in his tracks on the apron, as he evidently was expecting Orton to be taken by surprise. With Orton’s focus on him, Del Rio decides to back down instead.
Meanwhile on the stage, John Cena appears and applies the STF to Dolph Ziggler, while referees quickly rush out to separate them, as SmackDown! goes off the air.