SD Fusion: Trailers, Ladders and Chairs
The 3rd December 2010 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video hyping that Kane and Edge will have a match later on to determine the stipulation for their match at the TLC Pay-Per-View, followed by Rey Mysterio making his way to the ring.
Mysterio says that to be a King is not about power or wealth, but climbing so high that you aren’t afraid to fall (climbing a ladder in the ring as he says this) and that though Alberto Del Rio likes to drive around in cars, he prefers to fly.
Del Rio’s music hits and he makes his way out, as usual in another classic car but this time bribing a member of security to guard it for him. Del Rio asks what Mysterio is doing, saying that it is not about flying but the reason that people like Mysterio climb the ladders are to try to be on his level.
He says that is never going to happen and asks if Mysterio remembers what happened the last time he was around Del Rio and a chair, to which Mysterio says that he’s not scared of him just because he injured him.
Mysterio says that he has been injured by people who are twice the man Del Rio could ever hope to be, and he always comes back, that he’s 100% and better than ever, so now he is out there and they are face-to-face, maybe they should take care of business right now.
Del Rio finds this funny, climbing up to Mysterio’s level as he calls him an “ambitious chihuahua” and says that it’s not going to happen. Mysterio says that he is wrong, he didn’t call him out there with Tables, Ladders and Chairs to ask him, he’s there to tell him – because no matter how rich Del Rio is, he doesn’t make the rules on SmackDown! – and after talking with General Manager Theodore Long, it’s official that they will face each other at the TLC Pay-Per-View.
Del Rio says that isn’t going to happen as he has no reason to fight him when he’s already beaten him. Mysterio doesn’t take kindly to this and knocks Del Rio off the ladder with a shot using the microphone.
Del Rio quickly recovers and pushes the ladder around, starting to attack once Mysterio has fallen from the ladder, but to which Mysterio gains the upper hand and stands tall after jumping off the apron to put Del Rio through a table.
After a video recapping an earlier confrontation backstage involving Vickie Guerrero and the winner of NXT Season 4; Kaitlyn, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre take on MVP and Kaval in a match which sees Ziggler get the victory for his team with a Zig-Zag on Kaval.
Afterwards, Kane’s pyro and music hits and he makes his way to the ring, first giving a Chokeslam to MVP and following it up with a Tombstone Piledriver to Kaval, before he grabs a microphone and tells Edge that the show will not continue until he gives Paul Bearer back to him.
Edge shows up on the Titantron and says that there will be no more games and that Kane should go to the loading dock where they will be waiting. After a video recapping the events involving John Cena and The Nexus on Raw (click here for our Raw report), we see Kane walking through the loading dock in search of Paul Bearer.
After some cat-and-mouse with Edge continuing his games by having Kane chase him and Bearer and think for a moment that something horrible has happened to him (when in fact it has happened to a dummy), Kofi Kingston is pitted against Jack Swagger to determine the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship in a match which sees Kingston get the win with Trouble In Paradise.
Afterwards, we are backstage again for more of the games involving Edge, Kane, the real Paul Bearer and the dummies. Back in the arena, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes goes against Chris Masters in a match which ends in defeat for Masters when Rhodes hits him with Cross-Rhodes for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the recent mind games involving Edge and Kane, Rosa Mendes takes on Layla in a match which sees Layla get the victory with the Layout Neckbreaker. Afterwards, Lay-Cool appear to be ready to attack Mendes further, but Hornswoggle interrupts – though their response is simply to mock him.
Beth Phoenix’s subsequent interruption on the other hand sees Lay-Cool forced to retreat. The Swagger Soaring Eagle makes itself known at this point, hitting Hornswoggle with a boot to the face before in turn being subjected to a Glam Slam from Beth, followed by a Tadpole Splash from Hornswoggle.
After a Raw Rebound video recapping the Tables, Ladders and Chairs match between The Miz and Jerry “The King” Lawler in which Michael Cole interfered, Kane is pitted against Edge in a match where the winner will get the pick the stipulation for their World Heavyweight Championship match at TLC.
The match ends with Edge hitting the Spear for the victory after taking advantage of Kane’s mistake to re-enter the ring to avoid being counted out instead of going to rescue an unguarded Bearer. Afterwards, Edge quickly makes his way up the ramp and says that his choice for their match is his speciality; Tables, Ladders and Chairs.
As he says that he has what he wants now, he will bring Bearer back out and he can have him back. He wheels out what appears to be Bearer before exiting, but when approached by Kane it is revealed to be someone impersonating him, something which Kane of course is unhappy about so starts to attack him before Bearer appears on the Titantron calling for Kane to come and find him.
Kane makes his way through the corridors and runs as fast as he can, but is not able to reach him in time as Edge drives off with Bearer on the back of a trailer, as SmackDown! goes off the air.