SD Fusion: In A Bind
The 12th November 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping the events involving The Nexus and Wade Barrett’s ultimatum to David Otunga on Raw (click here for our Raw report), followed by Edge making his way to the ring.
Grabbing a microphone, Edge talks about how busy he will be over the next few months, saying that he’ll be walking into WrestleMania as the World Heavyweight Champion, and though that means he’ll have to go through Kane to do so, he has a plan which will see him come out of Survivor Series as a 10-Time World Heavyweight Champion.
This brings him to David Otunga, who he says should continue to rely on his wife as he’ll soon be in the unemployment line. The Nexus’ music hits and Otunga makes his way to the ring along with the rest of The Nexus (minus Barrett and Cena) and surround it.
Vickie Guerrero makes herself known and says that she has a huge announcement. She says that Theodore Long has been detained by customs so cannot be there, so she is in charge. As a result, she tells Otunga that if any of them step inside the ring right now, he will automatically lose the match against Edge.
She says that she knows that The Nexus wants to be involved in the match later on, so she will let them do so, but they will be joined by the entire SmackDown! roster as it will be a Lumberjack match.
Vickie tells Otunga to step into the ring and for the rest of The Nexus to drop to the floor and for both he and Edge to shake hands like “fine Englishmen”. If Otunga doesn’t do so, he will forfeit the match, but if Edge doesn’t, she will replace him in the title match against Kane.
Otunga and Edge shake hands, but after Otunga has exited the ring and is standing on the apron, Edge spears him off of it onto the rest of The Nexus.
Next, Alberto Del Rio takes on Kofi Kingston in a match that sees Del Rio get the victory after making Kingston tap out to the Cross-Armbreaker. Afterwards, it looks like he may be getting ready to attack Kingston further but Rey Mysterio’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring and gives Del Rio a 619.
Going backstage, Otunga talks to the rest of The Nexus about what The Nexus means to him, how far they have come together, thus pumping them up. Back in the arena, Natalya goes against LayCool in a match which sees Layla forced to tap out to Natalya’s Sharpshooter.
Backstage again, Kane talks about how Edge’s hopes and by extension the fans’ as well will be dashed at Survivor Series, just like with The Big Show later on.
Now, it’s time for the Lumberjack match between Edge and David Otunga, with The Nexus and the SmackDown! roster at ringside. The match ends with Otunga getting the 3-count after Kane gives Edge a Chokeslam behind the back of the distracted referee.
After a WWE Rewind video recapping the events of the Triple Threat match last week between MVP, Drew McIntyre, and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler is pitted against MVP for the Intercontinental Championship.
The match ends with Ziggler retaining the title after hitting the Zig-Zag and pulling the leg off the rope when MVP puts it on their to interrupt the count. Afterwards, we are asked to “Stand Up for WWE” before we see Kane backstage looking for something or someone.
“Dashing” Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring with a microphone talking about how the UK and USA are friends before saying how sick and tired he is of the stereotype of the British having a lack or oral hygiene – until he says that it’s absolutely true and insulting everyone’s teeth and breath, then rolling a Grooming Tips video on teeth.
After Kane is shown walking backstage in search of Paul Bearer and a video hyping “Knucklehead” starring The Big Show, Kane takes on The Big Show in a match which sees Show get the victory after hitting a Chokeslam thanks to the distraction by Edge and a tied up Bearer.
Afterwards, Edge tells Bearer to say goodbye to his son before wheeling him off backstage, with Kane screaming his displeasure about it as SmackDown! goes off the air.