SD Fusion: Superiority
The 8th October 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with Teddy Long coming out on stage to introduce the man that was traded from Raw; Edge.
Edge is set to take on Jack Swagger, but before the match starts, Swagger (accompanied by the Swagger Soaring Eagle) congratulates him on his return and says that he’ll be able to ruin Edge’s return like he did with Swagger’s return to Oklahoma.
Edge tells Swagger to make the eagle leave, as he has no problems ‘flipping the bird’. The match ends with Edge getting the victory after hitting a Spear. Afterwards, we have a “Dashing” Cody Rhodes Grooming Tips video on how to brush your teeth.
Layla (accompanied by Michelle McCool) goes against Kelly Kelly (accompanied by Natalya), with Layla getting the 3-count with the Layout Neckbreaker. Afterwards, Layla tries to attack Natalya, but gets reversed into a Sharpshooter attempt until she is pulled to safety by Michelle.
The Big Show promotes his “Knucklehead” movie, before revealing that he has been chosen as the SmackDown! Team Captain for Bragging Rights. He says that he wants to give the SmackDown! Superstars something to rally behind and believe in, and introduces the team’s blue-decked mascot in Hornswoggle.
The Dudebusters’ music hits and they make their way to the ring wearing SmackDown! shirts, telling Show that they want to be on Team SmackDown!, but are told by him that the biggest decision he could make today was to choose a mascot.
They tell him that they could easily go and get traded to Raw and join The Miz’s team, then taking off their shirts to reveal Raw shirts underneath. Confused as to what to do, he asks Hornswoggle, agreeing to his suggestion by giving The Dudebusters a double Chokeslam.
“Dashing” Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre are pitted against Kaval and Kofi Kingston, with Rhodes getting the victory for his team after hitting Kaval with the Cross-Rhodes.
Next, Paul Bearer is in the ring and he introduces Kane. Kane says that years ago when he made his plan, he never thought it would be so easy, but he also never thought that The Undertaker’s pride would be so weak, and that though The Undertaker sent Bearer to the dark side, it was he who brought him back because he is more powerful.
He says that more satisfying than defeating him at Hell In A Cell was seeing the look on his face when Bearer turned his back on The Undertaker and handed him the Urn, and that not only was he deceived, but the WWE Universe were too.
Kane says that with the fall of their idol, their visions of grandeur came crashing down as well, and that they realised that the man they revered above all others is just like them; weak, pathetic, helpless, and at the mercy of his superiors, as The Undertaker now answers to The Devil’s Favourite Demon. Kane says that it must feel like The Undertaker is in his own corner of Hell, but not to worry, as they are just warming up, then setting of his pyro.
Now, MVP goes against Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) for the Intercontinental Championship. Part way through the match, Vickie ignores the chance to slap MVP – much to Ziggler’s confusion – and leaves, with Kaitlyn coming out later to support him instead.
The match ends with Ziggler retaining the title after hitting the Zig-Zag thanks to Kaitlyn grabbing MVP’s leg to distract him. Afterwards, Ziggler and Kaitlyn celebrate in the ring, with him then pushing her away when he sees an upset Vickie watching from the stage. Afterwards, a video is shown about the WWE’s support of the military and Tribute to The Troops event.
After a Raw Rebound video recapping the events involving John Cena and the rest of The Nexus (click here for our Raw report), Josh Mathews interviews Alberto Del Rio, asking him if he’s concerned about his match with Rey Mysterio next.
Del Rio says that the only thing that anyone needs to know is that he is going to leave Mysterio as dog trash, and that he is only concerned about how he will wipe him from his shoe. The match takes place, with Mysterio getting the victory after hitting a 619, followed by a frog splash for the 3-count, despite the attempted interference by Ricardo Rodriguez.
After a video recapping the highlights of the match, Mysterio celebrates in the ring as SmackDown! goes off the air.