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411’s WWE Smackdown Report 11.23.12

November 23, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

Welcome to 411’s LIVE WWE Smackdown Report 11.23.12
Championship Roll Call:
WWE Champion: CM Punk
World Champion: Big Show
US Champion: Antonio Cesaro
IC Champion: Kofi Kingston
Unified Diva’s Champion: Eve
WWE World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Daniel Bryan

Reminder, I do not rate matches that are under three minutes long…

Big thanks to Ken Hill for giving me the week off last week

-MizTV opened the show. John Cena is the guest, and Miz recapped all of the stuff from the Cena-AJ-Vickie-Ziggler angle on Monday. Cena said he had an MRI; he has some trouble with lateral movement, but other than that he was fine. Miz didn’t believe him but moved on to AJ. Cena’s big excuse was that he was sick and tired of false allegations, so he gave the people what they wanted and now there is no more drama. He also added that AJ was a good kisser, and Miz pushed and asked if they were more than friends. REALLY? Really. REALLY? Really.

AJ skipped her little ass down to the ring, and said Cena didn’t have to answer the question. She said she understood that he only did it to prove a point to Vickie. Cena started saying that’s how it started, and just then, Dolph Ziggler joined the party. Ziggler said he was there to warn Cena that AJ was bad news, adding that if it wasn’t for AJ, that Cena wouldn’t have a bum knee right now. We get video from Raw. Vickie joined Ziggler in insulting AJ, and Ziggler claimed he could make AJ a real woman if he kissed her, and Vickie got jealous. Cena made jokes about nuts, the segment ended.

Ryback vs. Darren Young w/Titus O’Neil

O’Neil joins the commentary team, meanwhile in the ring, jabs by Young to Ryback. Ryback tosses Young to the corner, charges in and eats a back elbow. Off the ropes, boot by Ryback. Ryback slams Young to the mat, and he rolls to the floor. Ryback follows and levels Young with a back elbow. Back into the ring and a corner clothesline by Ryback. Spinebuster follows, Ryback to the corner, charges and levels Young with the meat hook. Shell shock by Ryback and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryback @ 2:14 via pin

-Titus O’Neil was not happy about this, and blew his whistle and yelled at Ryback. If you guessed he took the shell shock, you were right.

-Cesaro mocks the fans and Thanksgiving before his match.

Non-Title Match: Antonio Cesaro © vs. R-Truth

Knee to the gut to begin by Cesaro, and then gets the gut wrench suplex. Slam by Cesaro, off the ropes and a double stomp by Cesaro. Works a bear hug on the mat, Truth battles back to his feet, connects with rights, off the ropes and a cross boy by Truth. Forearm connects, Cesaro counters a suplex and then eats a backdrop. Lie detector and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: R Truth @ 1:37 via

-Booker met with Sheamus in the back. Sheamus was heading to the locker room but Booker said he couldn’t let Sheamus compete after the brawl in the parking lot last week and the attack after the title match Sunday. Booker admitted that Show got himself DQ’d, so he would make a rematch for TLC, and that it would be a chairs match. Booker then told Sheamus to get some friends and watch the rest of the show from his own box.

Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio

The mood lighting is back. Del Rio takes control early, but then misses a charge and flies to the floor. Cara wipes out Del Rio and Ricardo, and rolls Del Rio into the ring and covers for 2. Off the ropes and a back breaker by Del Rio gets 2. Cara counters a hit toss, gets the arm drag, but Del Rio connects with the kick and slams Cara to the steel post. Cara falls to the floor…

~commercial time~

We are back from commercial as Del Rio is in control with a chinlock. Cara to his feet, elbows out and gets a roll up for 2. Del Rio slams Cara to the corner, and lays in kicks to the ribs follow. Running kick to the ribs follows and Del Rio covers for 2. Del Rio with shots to the back and ribs follow. Back to the chinlock, Cara again to his feet and then gets a RANA and covers for 2. Kicks by Del Rio again, off the ropes and a boot to the head by Del Rio. Del Rio connects with a suplex and covers again for 2. Cara to the corner, Del Rio charges in and misses a corner splash. Del Rio battles back, slams Cara down and covers for 2. More kicks from Del Rio, and then looks to rip off the mask of Cara. Back to the chinlock goes Del Rio. To the corner, Cara battles back, gets the arm drag and then to the apron and lands the kick to Del Rio. Up top and gets the cross body and covers for 2. Back handspring elbow by Cara, and he heads up top. Del Rio runs up, slams Cara to the mat and locks in the cross arm breaker for the win.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Alberto Del Rio @ 10:20 via submission

-Bryan and Kane met in the back. Bryan told Kane their match with Show would be simple if he stayed out of his way, reminding him that he beat Show in 45-seconds. Kane said that wouldn’t happen again, then brought up how he used to tag with Show and Show was whiny baby like Bryan. Bryan asked if this attitude was all because he didn’t invite Kane to Thanksgiving dinner. Kane says maybe. Bryan says he wouldn’t have liked it, VEGAN TURKEY. Bryan then made Kane a deal, if they win tonight, he can join him for Christmas and Bryan says Kane can even beat up Santa.

Non-Title Handicap Match: Big Show © vs. Team Hell No ©

Bryan starts, tries to use his speed and lays in some kicks to Show. More leg kicks follow, but Show works some chops to slow down Bryan. Regal and Sheamus watch on from a luxury box. Show with a sidekick to Bryan, and then slams Bryan to the corner. Head butts to the arm by Show, picks up Bryan by the beard and slams him down. Show back to work on the arm of Bryan, Show talks smack to Bryan, who comes back with the leg kicks but then slams Bryan back down. Show grabs Bryan, and works over the arm in the ropes. Show is complete control here, slams Bryan to the mat and then to the second rope. Show flies off with the elbow drop and MISSES as Bryan rolls away. Kane begs for a tag, Bryan refuses and starts to lay in kicks to Show, who is on his knees. Bryan with a head kick takes Show down and covers for 2. Goozle by Show, countered into the guillotine by Bryan. Show escapes and kicks by Bryan again. Off the second rope, Show catches Bryan, who then works it into a sleeper. Show is fading, but then fires up and drops back onto Bryan. BOTH men are down, Bryan then tags in Kane, who lands the corner clotheslines. Basement dropkick to the knees by Kane, one to the face and covers for 2. Kane up top, flying clothesline connects. Kane looks for a chokeslam, but Show escapes but Kane fights back with the DDT. Bryan tags himself in and locks in the NO LOCK on Show. Kane walks out on Bryan. Show fights out, chokeslam, and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Big Show @ 9:05 via pin

-Show tries for a KO shot, Kane sees it coming and returns to the ring, grabbed Show by the throat, and Show grabbed Kane the same way. They battle for a chokeslam, Bryan helps Kane, and Show ended up escaping with the title.

-Show on the ramp, cuts a promo on Sheamus, who was up in a luxury box. Show asked Sheamus if he ever thought what would happen when the giant would have the chair in his hands. Sheamus yelled, Show left.

-Wade Barrett makes his way out to join the commentary team.

IC-Title Match: Kofi Kingston © vs. Damien Sandow

Lock up to begin, to the corner and head butts by Sandow. A suplex follows and Sandow covers for 2. Kofi counters, back with kick sand then clotheslines Sandow to the floor. Kofi to the apron, Sandow back in and then slams Kofi to the post…

~commercial time~

We are back from a commercial as Sandow works a chinlock to keep Kofi grounded. Kofu battles back to his feet, to the corner and a boot by Kofi. He charges Sandow and eats a nee to the gut. More knees by Sandow, the Russian leg sweep follows. Elbow with the fancy name connects for Sandow, and he covers for 2. Kofi fights back with rights, but Sandow remains in control. Sandow rakes the eyes of Kofi, and then gets a cover for 2. Back to the chinlock by Sandow, but Kofi battles back with some rights, and Sandow fights back, takes him to the apron and lands some elbows. To the floor and Sandow slams Kofi into the apron, and then rolls him back in and lays the boots to him. Kofi back with rights again, up top and gets the cross body and covers for 2. Roll up by Sandow gets 2. SOS by Kofi and that gets 2. Chops by Kofi, dropkick and the clothesline follows. Off the ropes, BOOM drop connects. Trouble in Paradise connects for Kofi and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Kofi Kingston @ 9:03 via pin

-Wade Barrett, who was out for commentary, grabbed the mic and stood on the announcer’s table. He congratulated Kofi but said his best wouldn’t be enough to beat him, and that this would be his final title defense.

-Highlights of the Punk celebration and Ryback beat down from Raw.


Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton

Lock up to begin, and Orton beats down Ziggler and then slams him to the corner. Rights follow, some boots and the ref has to back off Orton. Orton then goes after Ziggler, who hides in the ropes. Back to action, and Orton takes Ziggler down and works the stomps. Back to the corner, Ziggler turns the tide and lays in some rights to Orton. Boot to the gut follows, Ziggler with some rights, but Orton back with the standing dropkick and a cover for 2. Ziggler tries to bail, Orton suplexes him back in with the slingshot suplex and covers for 2. Ziggler battles back, but Orton tosses him to the floor. Orton follows as Ziggler tries to bail, and Ziggler clotheslined over the barricade…

~commercial time~

We are back from a commercial as Orton hits the backdrop suplex and covers for 2. Orton steps on Ziggler’s face and then stomps on it. Ziggler under the bottom rope, and Orton with the catapult, and Ziggler rolls to the floor. That had to suck. Orton to the floor, but Ziggler slams Orton to the announcer’s table, and then a dropkick by Ziggler follows. Ziggler rolls back in, Orton follows, and Ziggler attacks with rights. Elbow drop by Ziggler, and then into the chinlock. Orton works to his feet, fights back with rights, to the corner and Orton gets a roll up after sidestepping Ziggler and gets 2. Running clothesline by Ziggler connects, and he’ll cover for 2. They trade rights, Orton with the back breaker and covers for 2. Ziggler gets a DDT, covers but only gets 2. Ziggler heads up top now, Orton up and lands a right to crotch Ziggler. Clubbing rights by Orton, follows up top and SUPERPLEX by Orton connects! Orton covers, but only gets 2. Orton sets, clotheslines follows. Snap slam as well and then the hangman’s DDT. Orton drops down, looks for an RKO, countered into a roll up and Ziggler wins!

OFFICIAL RESULT: Dolph Ziggler @ 12:41 via pin
RATING: ***¼

-Ziggler escaped after the victory, while Orton gave Ricardo an RKO. Del Rio was stopped dead in his tracks, and had a stare down with Orton. Sneak attack fail. Cena attacked Ziggler on the entrance ramp, and locked him in the STF.

-End scene.



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