SD Fusion: Primo & Co’s

by on 19th November 2011

The 11th November 2011 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping the match between Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes last week as well as the aftermath with the paper bag, followed by Orton talking about how every group he has been a part of has imploded.

He says that he has no problem being the team captain at Survivor Series, of beating anyone up no matter who they are, simply because they get in his way. Orton is about to continue, when Wade Barrett’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring.

Wade Barrett says that if Orton was going to say that he has no problems with him, then he is sorely mistaken, because regardless of what has happened in the past, it will pale in comparison to the problems he will give Orton at Survivor Series.

He says that they have both been in groups, but he himself has never started as the leader of anyone, but because he is a natural-born leader, people have naturally gravitated towards him. Unlike Orton, who he says is a natural-born predator and the kind of man that nobody is ever going to trust.

Barrett says that the “Barrett Barrage” that has been sweeping through SmackDown! is going to continue at Survivor Series, mentioning that he has done a lot in his time in the WWE, but he has not yet become the World Heavyweight Champion.

He says that due to this, he needs to show his superiority over Orton and says that is why his team will win at Survivor Series. When asked if he is even listening, Orton replies that he is wondering how high Barrett’s head would bounce if hit with an RKO.

Christian decides to make his presence known wearing a neck-brace, stating the cause as due to the chokeslam from The Big Show last week. He thanks Wade Barrett and offers him his full endorsement as the captain of the team.

He says that at Survivor Series they will all be equals, and decides that it is time that they send a message not only to Orton, but to his entire team. Christian and Barrett then start to attack Orton, until Sheamus hits the ring for the save.

Teddy Long makes his way out and calls Christian spineless, before telling him that he will face Sheamus next, and that there will also be a match later on in this episode pitting Wade Barrett against Randy Orton.

Now, Christian takes on Sheamus in a match which sees Sheamus get the victory, when he hits Christian with the crucifix-powerbomb for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the match last week between Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry and the involvement of The Big Show as well as the aftermath, Daniel Bryan is questioned by Kaitlyn and AJ about it looking like he was going to cash in Money In The Bank, despite stating that he wouldn’t do so until WrestleMania.

Bryan explains it as being out on his feet and not knowing what was going on. Mark Henry interrupts and asks him if he thinks that it is that easy to be the champion, pointing out that it took him fifteen years.

He tries to continue, but Bryan interrupts and says that he doesn’t care if it took Henry five hundred years, he won Money In The Bank, so if Henry is still champion at WrestleMania, he will beat him. Henry tells him that he has guts, but it’s a shame that he will have to spill them in the ring.

After a video hyping Ezekiel Jackson and an interaction between Aksana and Teddy Long that ends up being interrupted by Alicia Fox (who Aksana mistakes for Rihanna), Ted DiBiase is pitted against Jinder Mahal in a match which sees DiBiase get the victory, when he hits Mahal with Dream Street for the 3-count.

After a video hyping Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry goes against Daniel Bryan (the latter of whom has a new theme based on Ride Of The Valkyries) in a match which sees Henry get the victory, when he hits Bryan with the World’s Strongest Slam for the 3-count.

Afterwards, it seems that Henry wants to put Bryan into the Hall Of Pain as he fetches a steel chair from ringside. Though Bryan initially manages to fight back and hit Henry with the steel chair, he is quickly taken down with a number of World’s Strongest Slams.

Henry decides to continue where he left off, but The Big Show’s music hits and Show hits the ring to try to make the save. Show is unable to initially enter the ring due to Henry’s use of the steel chair, so Bryan gets a shot to the back instead, but the next time that Henry attempts a shot at Show, Show punches the chair away. The Big Show finally manages to enter the ring, but it just makes Mark Henry leave.

Next up, Mark Henry watches from the stage as The Big Show takes on three men (one of whom is Ohio Valley Wrestling and UK indy wrestler Andreas Rossi) in a match which sees Show get the victory, when he hits one of the men with the Weapon of Mass Destruction for the 3-count.

Henry isn’t impressed as he says that it is not him, but he says that he knows that he himself impresses The Big Show, just like when he hit him with the World’s Strongest Slam last week. He says that it will happen again at Survivor Series, and promises that it will be a lasting impression.

As Natalya joins commentary for the upcoming match, Alicia Fox (accompanied by Aksana) is pitted against Tamina in a match which sees Alicia get the victory, when she hits Tamina with a flip-legdrop for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the backstage fight between Sheamus, Christian, and Wade Barrett last week, Matt Striker interviews Sheamus about his reputation for being a hot-head. Sheamus doesn’t know what he’s talking about as he says that he is generally a nice guy, like when he presented an award to Justin Beiber, or when he hangs out with his cousin Beaker from The Muppets, and denies having a temper. Matt Striker says that when he is crossed, Sheamus seems to have a mean streak, but Sheamus dismisses it as being “spirited”.

Back in the arena, Epico and Hunico (accompanied by Primo) go against The Usos in a match which sees Hunico get the victory, when he hits Jey Uso with the senton bomb for the 3-count. Afterwards, the three men attack The Usos, with Jey once again bearing the brunt of it as he is hit with a codebreaker, backstabber, and senton bomb.

Next, Randy Orton takes on Wade Barrett in a match which sees Barrett get the victory, when he hits Orton with a thumb to the eye out of sight of the referee, followed by a roll-up for the 3-count.

Both men stare at each other from their respective positions as SmackDown! goes off the air.

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), ECW and numerous independent promotions.

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