SD Fusion: No Holds Barred
The 10th September 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts before the titles roll with a video recapping the events of last week between Kane and The Undertaker, then after the titles roll and we are welcomed to the show, the lights go out, then back on with The Undertaker standing in the ring.
The Undertaker says that his brother has always been a disturbed freak of nature, and that there was many times that he had to protect him, not only from others, but from himself, so he will have no regrets of what he must do to him at Night Of Champions.
He says that Kane has given himself a false sense of confidence, but that in reality, The Undertaker is still in control, and at Night Of Champions he will give him unpleasant memories and that Kane will always remember his brother stopping his reign of terror and taking back the World Heavyweight Championship.
Addressing Kane, he tells Kane that when the time comes, he knows that they will open the gates of hell and unleash everything they have on one another and he can’t wait for that, but a fight of that magnitude – and he stresses that it will be a fight – has no rules that can contain or stop them, so it has to be No Holds Barred.
CM Punk’s music hits and he makes his way out onto the stage with a microphone and tells everyone in attendance to stand up and give The Undertaker the standing ovation he deserves, telling The Undertaker that he has earned his moment, but that they both know that after Night Of Champions, none of them will ever see The Undertaker ever again.
Saying that he enjoys a good sibling rivalry, and like others he’s been enjoying the saga unfold, and that nothing makes him smile more than The Undertaker on his own downward spiral, and what he sees now is a beaten-up and broken-down man who has had one too-many fights and has bitten off more than he can chew for the first time and way more delusional than the selfish, drunken and worthless people in the audience.
The Undertaker says that what he sees when he looks at Punk is his next victim, but Punk says that it doesn’t have the same effect that it used to as there is now doubt in his voice, and that in their match tonight, when he beats him he will be sending a message to the WWE Universe, The Big Show, and The Undertaker himself, proving that the power of the WWE Universe, of a seven-foot giant, and the power of the Dark side, cannot compare to the power of Straight-Edge.
The Undertaker suggests that Punk try, but says that the results will be the same as always, that he will fail. Punk cites him making The Undertaker tap out when he was 100%, so asks what he thinks he will do tonight – The Undertaker says that he knows exactly, that he will Rest In Peace.
Now, Jack Swagger takes on MVP, with a video recapping the events of last week between the two being shown as he makes his way to the ring. The match ends with Swagger getting the victory after making MVP tap out to the Ankle-lock.
Going backstage, LayCool talk about having a clause in their contracts that say that they can choose who faces Melina at Night Of Champions, but then getting into an argument about which one of them actually will face Melina, before Kaval interrupts saying that it’s his first night on SmackDown! and that’s all he can hear.
LayCool aren’t happy to hear this and say that they are the reason that people even voted for him, that everyone only wanted to see and hear them, not him, before he says that he has a match to prepare for and asks if they can talk about it later before walking off as they start arguing again about which one of them will face Melina.
After a video recapping the events involving The Undertaker and Kane over the years up until now, Alberto Del Rio is pitted against Matt Hardy. Del Rio wins the match after making Hardy tap out to the Cross-Armbreaker, afterwards looking like he might be about to apply it again until Christian runs out to make the save, to which Del Rio tells him for the second week in a row that he will pay for doing that.
After a video promoting “Legendary” starring John Cena, Drew McIntyre takes on Kaval, getting the 3-count after hitting him with the Future-shock DDT. Afterwards, LayCool come and help Kaval out of the ring, having not accompanied him to the ring due to his request that they not do so, so that he can make an impact by himself.
After a “Dashing” Cody Rhodes’ Grooming Tips video about having a facial, Vickie Guerrero makes her way out onto the stage with her Rookie Kaitlyn, telling her to introduce herself – she only manages a few words before Vickie interrupts saying that was mediocre and average, and that when using Vickie Guerrero in the same sentence, she must be nothing more then extraordinary, showing her how it’s done by introducing Dolph Ziggler.
As Ziggler makes his way to the ring with Chavo Guerrero for their tag match against Kofi Kingston and Chris Masters, a video recaps the Intercontinental titles matches over the past couple of weeks between Ziggler and Kingston. The match ends with Kingston getting the victory after hitting Trouble In Paradise on Ziggler.
After Matt Striker and Todd Grisham go over the matches to take place at Night Of Champions, we go backstage to The Big Show where he pretends to be Josh Mathews interviewing himself, until Kelly Kelly calls him a nerd for saying “giant problem”, and convinces him to give Mathews the microphone back that he’d hidden under his arm when he comes looking for it.
Back in the arena, CM Punk takes on The Undertaker, sending Joseph Mercury and Luke Gallows backstage when they try to come out onto the stage with him during his entrance. The match ends with The Undertaker getting the victory after making Punk tap out to the Hell’s Gate, but afterwards when The Undertaker starts to do his bow, Kane’s pyro goes off, his music and lighting starts, and Kane’s laugh echoes throughout the arena as SmackDown! goes off the air.