SD Fusion: Swagger Soaring Eagle
The 1st October 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts after the new titles roll with Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) taking on MVP for the Intercontinental Championship.
The match ends with an apparent no-contest decision when The Nexus (minus Barrett) come out and attack Ziggler and then MVP. The Big Show comes to the ring and enters but succumbs to the same fate, followed by John Cena who tries to interrupt too. The Nexus finally back off when The Big Show enters the ring again with a chair and hits Slater with it.
Barrett appears on the Titantron saying that the beating on Cena is the last that we have seen on him from The Nexus, then reminding us of the stipulation of his match with Cena at Hell In A Cell. Barrett says that he is friends with the President of Syfy and that he has been allowed to set some matches, then telling Teddy Long to read them out.
Teddy says that The Big Show will compete in a 5-on-1 Handicap match against The Nexus and that John Cena will face Kane.
Next up, we have an 8-Diva Tag Team match pitting Co-Divas Champions Layla and Michelle McCool, Maryse, and Alicia Fox against Natalya, Kelly Kelly and The Bella Twins. The match ends with Natalya getting the victory for her team after reversing Maryse’s DDT attempt into a Sharpshooter that forces Maryse to tap out.
Now, Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring wearing a cape, with someone in an eagle costume to the Boomer Sooner music. Swagger says that it will be a great day in the history of Oklahoma, but before he says why, he needs to say that he has a problem with Oklahoma, because he put it on the map and when he returned he didn’t even get a Jack Swagger Parade or the key to Oklahoma City.
He says that is why he and his mascot (the “Swagger Soaring Eagle”) have moved to Texas, but that despite that, he and the eagle are going to give back to Oklahoma as he is their King, saying that there is only one person qualified for the coronation.
Proclaiming himself the Undisputed King of Oklahoma by the power invested Swagger, he tells the crowd to get on their knees and worship him before Edge’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
Edge says that after what he was involved in on Raw (click here for our Raw report), he told himself that he was going to go on a mission in WWE to rid the landscape – no matter which show – of everything that is stupid.
He calls the Swagger Soaring Eagle, podium, Swagger’s cape, and the ground, stupid. He steps forward to confront Swagger, but is blocked by the eagle so gives it a punch, causing Swagger to bail out of the ring. This isn’t good enough for Edge as he sets up in the corner for the eagle to stand back up and hits it with a Spear.
Going backstage, we see Barrett talking to the rest of The Nexus, saying that what they did earlier was impressive, but that they need to take it further and he has it on good authority that if anybody on SmackDown! lays a hand on a member of The Nexus, they will be suspended indefinitely, so they need to talk strategy. After this, we have a Grooming Tips video from “Dashing” Cody Rhodes about how to correctly apply deodorant.
The Nexus take on The Big Show in a 5-on-1 Handicap match, getting the victory when the referee rings the bell after they apply a 5-Man simultaneous submission hold on Show who is unable to do anything about it himself. Afterwards, Gabriel hits Show with two 450-Splashes in a row.
After a video recapping the events last week involving Kane and The Undertaker and the return of Paul Bearer, CM Punk takes on The Undertaker (accompanied by Bearer) with The Undertaker getting the victory after hitting a Chokeslam followed by the Tombstone Piledriver.
After a video recapping the attack on Rey Mysterio by Alberto Del Rio last month, Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Del Rio, with a video recapping Del Rio’s attack on Christian last week as he makes his way to the ring.
Del Rio says that he is here to introduce everybody to a man he exposed, a powerless weak peasant like the crowd, and to apologise to Mysterio and give him a kiss on the cheek. He introduces Mysterio, but what actually comes out is Rodriguez carrying a Chihuahua wearing a mask, with Del Rio then apologising to the dog and gives the dog a kiss.
He says that he’s just kidding and Mysterio will be here – before he can say anything more, Mysterio’s music hits and Mysterio quickly comes out and enters the ring to try to attack Del Rio. Rodriguez grabs Mysterio’s leg to help Del Rio who bails out of the ring, with Mysterio turning his attention to Rodriguez and hitting him with a 619 as Del Rio looks on from the stage.
Next, Randy Orton goes against “Dashing” Cody Rhodes (accompanied by Drew McIntyre), with Orton getting the victory after hitting an RKO. Afterwards, McIntyre tries to attack Orton but is hit with an RKO too, with Orton then being attacked by Sheamus, getting a Brogue Kick with Sheamus then standing tall over him.
After a video about the WWE’s partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kane is pitted against John Cena, with The Nexus at ringside as Lumberjacks. The match ends with no apparent decision, though Cena manages to escape another beat-down and retreats up the ring, The Nexus are smart enough to stay away from Kane – especially as a few minutes before a couple of them were taken out by him.
As Cena watches from the stage, the bell tolls and the lights go out, with The Undertaker standing behind Kane when they come back on. The Undertaker then attacks Kane, with the fight spilling into the crowd and ringside, with Kane making his retreat up the ramp shortly after a Chokeslam back in the ring from The Undertaker.
With Kane looking on from the stage, The Undertaker bows to Paul Bearer and the Urn, with his music playing as SmackDown! goes off the air.