SD Fusion: SummerSlam 619
The 13th August 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts after the titles roll with Vickie Guerrero in the ring introducing the new Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler to the ring. As he makes his way to the ring, a video recaps how he won the title in his match against Kofi Kingston last week.
Vickie Guerrero says that Ziggler is more electrifying than The Rock, has more heart than Bret, and is definitely sexier than Shawn Michaels, ending with him being all hers, before handing the microphone to Ziggler.
Ziggler says that without all the help and support given by Vickie, he wouldn’t be the champion, and he thanks her for that. Handing the microphone back to her, Vickie says that he deserves it and she can’t wait for them to leave and celebrate in Tahiti.
Kofi Kingston runs to the ring and attacks Ziggler, with referees coming to pull him away and Teddy Long then walking out onto the stage, Long tells Ziggler and Vickie that they will have to cancel their plans, as Ziggler will have to defend his title against Kingston on Sunday at SummerSlam.
He also says that tonight, he will be taking on Rey Mysterio, and an angry Vickie responds that in that case, Kingston will be facing Kane – Long rebuffs this saying that Vickie is only the Consultant to the General Manager, but Kingston accepts anyway and says for it to happen right now.
After a video recapping the events of the past few weeks between Mysterio and Kane, Kane makes his way to the ring for the match. The match ends with Kane hitting a Chokeslam on Kingston from the top rope, followed by a Tombstone Piledriver for the victory.
Grabbing a microphone afterwards, he tells Mysterio that he will pay for his desperate actions against The Undertaker, and that his lies will not protect him from the fate that awaits him in the casket on Sunday when vengeance is delivered by “The Devil’s favourite Demon.”
Mysterio comes out onto the stage and says that “The Devil’s favourite Demon” is looking at one of “God’s humble servants,” saying that the one who found him and had the most to gain, the person who has been in the shadow of The Undertaker since he was born, was Kane, and on Sunday the title will be in Mysterio’s hands because Kane will be one move away from the 619.
Next, as Christian makes his way to the ring to take on “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, we see a video recapping the match between them two weeks ago. We see McIntyre and Rhodes talking backstage, but Rhodes doesn’t want to hear what McIntyre has to say, saying that he has it all under control. The match ends with Rhodes picking up the victory after sending Christian shoulder-first into the ring post then hitting Cross-Rhodes.
Now, after a Smack Of The Night video recapping the attack on The Big Show last week by the Straight-Edge Society, Show takes on Derek Werley, Jody Reese and Fernando Vega in a 3-on-1 Handicap match, with Show easily squashing them all, picking up the victory after hitting a knockout punch for the 3-count as CM Punk and the Straight-Edge Society watch from the stage.
Afterwards, Gallows starts to address Show before Punk takes away his microphone, saying that if he’d wanted him to talk, he would have told him to. Punk says that at SummerSlam, Show will have his own personal opus, one that sounds like Show’s bones under the boot of the SES, and that he calls “The Destruction Of The Big Show”.
Next up, Matt Hardy is pitted against Drew McIntyre, with the match ending with Hardy losing after McIntyre hits the Future-Shock DDT for the 3-count.
Now we see a video recapping the events of the past few weeks and particularly this past Monday on Raw between The Nexus and Team WWE (click here for our Raw report). Afterwards we have a WWE Rewind video recapping the match between Mysterio and Swagger two weeks ago, followed by Swagger making his way to the ring and grabbing a microphone.
Swagger says that when he looks at the crowd, he sees people who are just waiting for an excuse for them to feel sorry for themselves or for others to feel sorry for them, he says thankfully he is not like them and has a legitimate excuse.
He says over the past two months he has been through everything, from being cheated out of his World Heavyweight Championship, to being thrown into the Gulf Of Mexico and having to battle diseases, to having to witness severe family trauma when he had to watch as his father was attacked by Kane, and was up until 4am last night dealing with his father’s chronic diarrhoea.
He says that he is the former World Heavyweight Champion, but he’s not even in the title match at SummerSlam, saying it’s official that SummerSlam has lost it’s swagger. MVP interrupts and says that he understands that nobody cares about Swagger’s problems, especially MVP, and after Swagger tells him that he should care, MVP reminds him that last year in the same place MVP beat Swagger – Swagger’s response to this is to attack MVP.
Afterwards, we are told that Teddy Long has made this into a match between them both. MVP wins after reversing an ankle-lock attempt into a roll-up for the 3-count. We then see another “Dashing” Cody Rhodes’ Grooming Tips video, this time on earwax removal, followed by a video made up of clips from past videos from Alberto Del Rio, ultimately hyping that he will debut on SmackDown! next week.
After hype for the matches to take place on Sunday at SummerSlam, Mysterio takes on Ziggler, with Mysterio pinning Ziggler for the victory, despite the distraction of Kane being at ringside. Afterwards, Kane attempts to attack Mysterio but ends up being hit with a 619 to the back and knocked into the casket, quickly getting out and retreating up the ramp with Mysterio watching him from the ring, as SmackDown! goes off the air.