SD Fusion: Blatant Disrespect
The 26th August 2011 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping the 20-Man Battle Royal from last week which saw Mark Henry get the victory to become the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.
Bret Hart’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring in front of his hometown crowd and talks about how Teddy Long couldn’t make it, so Triple H appointed him the Special Guest General Manager of SmackDown! for the night.
He says that another first is going to be on Tuesday when the Superstars from Raw and SmackDown! appear on a special live “Super SmackDown!” and he says that the best part of it will be the Main Event as Mark Henry will take on Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Christian’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring and says that he needs to make something clear, and that is that it is not his fault for losing the match at SummerSlam against Randy Orton, but that it is the fault of “Bret’s friend” Edge.
He says that he couldn’t concentrate after the things he said, that it distracted him and cost him the World Heavyweight Championship. As far as this edition of SmackDown! goes, he says that everyone seems excited to see Hart as the Special Guest General Manager, but that they shouldn’t forget that as the former World Heavyweight Champion, he is entitled to an immediate rematch, so he gets one more match, and he wants it on Tuesday.
Hart says that the one thing that he has noticed is that Christian doesn’t listen to his friends very well, because Edge gave him the best advice he could be given. He says that Christian is becoming an embarrassment to his friends, family, the WWE Universe, the World Heavyweight Championship, and worst of all, to Canada.
He says to do everyone a favour and be a man by starting at the bottom and working his way back up again, but Christian’s response is to say that what is embarrassing is guys like Hart and Edge not being able to cope with the fact that when their career is over, it’s really over.
Christian says that as far as the WWE goes, maybe the both of them can not stand the fact that he is the only Canadian who is still relevant, but he says that he thought that something like this might happen and that it seems that Hart has the same business acumen as Teddy Long.
He says that he brought something with him, and handing it to Bret Hart, he says that it is a legal document that clearly states that no WWE Superstar shall receive a World Heavyweight Championship match before he does first.
Bret Hart says that he can’t fight the law, so it looks like Christian has his title match next week. Christian asks for his word that he has his rematch, and Hart agrees, but wonders what kind of match, before he decides to make it a steel cage match.
Christian isn’t happy about this and says that Hart can’t do that to him, but he is interrupted from complaining further as Mark Henry’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Christian quickly exits the ring as he surely knows that Henry won’t be happy at what he’s just made Hart do.
Henry tells Hart that he has been with the company for fifteen years and he still has to deal with this blatant disrespect, and he says that he earned his title opportunity last week, so if he doesn’t get it, then somebody will be getting hurt.
He says that he wants the winner of the cage match, and he can promise that as much as he respects what Hart did for the business and industry, he can’t be held responsible when he gets angry, and what he might do to him or anybody else.
After Hart asks if he’s trying to intimidate him, Henry says that he doesn’t have to intimidate anybody. Sheamus’ music hits and he starts making his way to the ring as he talks about how his uncle used to have a farm and that on it he had a big, mean, ugly black bull, and that it was so mean that it scared the other animals away.
Sheamus says that one day his uncle had enough, and had the bull castrated, and Sheamus tells Mark Henry not to make him have to do the same to him. Sheamus hits the ring and ends up sending him out of the ring with his attack, after which Henry decides to walk away.
After a video hyping Daniel Bryan, Christian takes on Daniel Bryan in a match which sees Christian get the victory when he hits Bryan with the Killswitch for the 3-count.
Next, Wade Barrett is set to have a match, but before he does so he talks about how he has orchestrated attacks on everybody from John Cena to the Chairman of the WWE, to Legends, and has in fact shaken the WWE to its very foundations on a number of occasions.
However he says that he takes this match as a direct insult to him personally, as he sees it beneath him as a man and as a competitor to have to face a “dreg” such as his opponent, so Barrett simply exits the ring and leaves.
After a video recapping the match between John Cena and CM Punk on Raw to determine who will face Alberto Del Rio at Night Of Champions (click here for our Raw report), Sin Cara is pitted against Heath Slater in a match which sees Cara get the victory when he hits Slater with a springboard senton that he follows up with a springboard moonsault for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events between Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase last week, Randy Orton is set to go against Ted DiBiase (who is accompanied by Cody Rhodes and the assistants with the paper bags).
Before the match takes place however, Rhodes talks about how he performs miracles, resurrecting the status of the Intercontinental Championship and the career of his friend Ted DiBiase, so he hopes that Orton believes in miracles, because he does.
The match sees Orton get the victory when he hits DiBiase with an RKO for the 3-count. Afterwards, Rhodes helps DiBiase up, before grabbing him and hitting him with Cross-Rhodes, and then placing a paper bag on his head and leaving.
Now, Kelly Kelly takes on Tamina in a match which sees Kelly get the victory when she hits Tamina with the K2 for the 3-count.
Going backstage, Matt Striker interviews Jinder Mahal about what happened last week in the 20-Man Battle Royal, and Mahal says that it is a clear case of what happens when a servant disobeys his orders.
He says that Khali has been re-educated and that his only mission is to serve him, and that the mission for this episode of SmackDown! is to dominate Ezekiel Jackson.
Back in the arena, The Great Khali (accompanied by Jinder Mahal) is pitted against Ezekiel Jackson in a match which sees Jackson get the victory when he puts Khali in the torture-rack, forcing Khali to tap out.
Backstage once more, Todd Grisham interviews Randy Orton about facing Christian on the special live “Super SmackDown!” next Tuesday, and Orton says that Christian is like a bad nightmare, as when he thinks that he has finally gotten rid of him, he comes waltzing back.
He says that himself and Christian in a cage does post a few special challenges, but it’s nothing that he can’t handle, as he’s already taken his title back so all Christian has left is his pride, and after he takes that, it’s on to Mark Henry.
Orton says that Henry has been destroying opponents left and right, so he doesn’t underestimate Henry, just like his opponents shouldn’t underestimate himself.
After a video hyping Mark Henry, Mark Henry goes against Sheamus in a SummerSlam rematch which sees Sheamus get the victory when he counters Henry’s attempt to put him through the announce table, and hits him with the Brogue kick before re-entering the ring, to win as a result of a countout as Henry isn’t able to make it back in time.
Afterwards, Henry isn’t happy, so he and Sheamus continue to fight with Sheamus initially getting the upper hand, but Henry getting the last word when he hits Sheamus with the World’s Strongest Slam onto the steel steps.
Mark Henry stands tall over Sheamus and yells at him, as SmackDown! goes off the air.