SD Fusion: Takeover Trouble
The 5th November 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with Edge taking on Alberto Del Rio in a match which ends in an apparent no contest as The Nexus (without Wade Barrett and John Cena) interfere and attack both men.
After they have thrown them both from the ring, David Otunga grabs a microphone and says that last time they came to SmackDown! they dominated, but this time they are taking over as “you’re either Nexus, or you’re against us”.
The Big Show’s music hits and he comes down the ramp, followed by Rey Mysterio and Kane to their respective themes, with The Nexus bailing out up the ramp when they and Edge enter the ring and throw them out of it.
SmackDown!’s General Manager Theodore Long makes his way out onto the stage and announces that later on, The Nexus will face a team comprised of Kane, Edge, The Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, and Rey Mysterio in a 10-Man Tag Team match, which he touts as the biggest ever in the history of SmackDown!
After a video recapping the events involving Dolph Ziggler, Kaitlyn, and Vickie Guerrero on NXT (click here for our NXT report), Ziggler goes against JTG in a match which sees the referee call for the bell to declare Ziggler as the winner after the Sleeper hold.
Kaitlyn makes her way down to the ring to congratulate Ziggler, but Vickie also decides to come out to confront her, asking who she thinks she is before telling her that he was hers first and slapping her.
Backstage, Hornswoggle tries to communicate something to Long, but he tells him that he can’t understand what he’s saying, but not to worry as he’s got everything under control. After Vickie makes herself known by saying “Excuse Me” a number of times, she demands that she get justice about the embarrassment she got from Kaitlyn.
He tells her that if she wants justice, then she’ll have to do it in the ring in a match against Kaitlyn. Elsewhere backstage, The Nexus are finishing up an attack on Rey Mysterio, gloating about it afterwards until Josh Mathews approaches them to ask why they did it.
Otunga says that Barrett left early for the UK and they’ll soon be joining him, but in the meantime they decided to show the rest of the world that The Nexus isn’t just about Cena and Barrett, and the reason that they attacked Mysterio is because they can.
Next up, MVP is pitted against “Dashing” Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre in a Triple Threat match. After throwing Rhodes out of the ring, MVP hits McIntyre with a drive-by kick for the victory to become the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship.
After a video recapping the earlier confrontation between them, Vickie Guerrero takes on Kaitlyn in a match that sees Vickie gets the pin, using the ropes for leverage.
After we are asked to “Stand up for WWE”, we see MVP and Kaval talking backstage when they are jumped by The Nexus and subjected to a beat-down. Back in the arena, Chris Masters goes against Tyler Reks in a match which sees Reks get the victory after hitting the Inverted Death Valley Driver.
Next, The Nexus take on a team comprised of Edge, Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio, The Big Show, and Kane. Edge gets the victory for his team and sends a message to his opponent at Survivor Series at the same time as he tags himself in to hit Kane with a Spear, followed by a Spear on Otunga.
Kane and Edge glare at each other from the ramp and ring respectively, as SmackDown! goes off the air.