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411’s WWE Smackdown Report 11.30.12

November 30, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

Welcome to 411’s LIVE WWE Smackdown Report 11.30.12
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…

-Highlights from Raw.

-John Cena kicks off the show, and discusses the main event tonight. He is interested because Dolph Ziggler is involved, and Ziggler has been up in his business as of late. So to return the favor, he will get into Ziggler’s business. He makes lame jokes about Ziggler being a little woman and reminds us of his 2-minute title run. He also stated that Ziggler would soon be powerless, because he would eventually lose the briefcase. Alberto Del Rio came out because he was not impressed with John Cena, and said that Cena needed to worry about Del Rio. The last time Cena was on Smackdown, Del Rio says he destroyed him. They will meet in a match tonight, and that is next. Cena sucker punches Del Rio to make it official.

John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio

And here we go. Lock up to begin, side headlock by Del Rio. Off the ropes and after some counters a hip toss by Cena. Del Rio bails to the floor, takes a powder, and as he tries to enter, Cena heads to the ropes, but Del Rio stun guns him off the ropes. Del Rio lays the boots to Cena, and he rolls to the floor where Del Rio slams him to the announcer’s table. Back in the ring they go, Del Rio up top and connects with a double axe handle and covers for 2. To the corner and more boots by Del Rio, who is in firm control. Del Rio mocks Cena a bit, lands another boot to the gut. Del Rio gets a snap suplex and covers for 2. Ziggler watched on from backstage as Del Rio works a modified chinlock. Cena works to his feet, but rights by Del Rio stops that. Cena then blocks a suplex and gets one on Del Rio. Cena misses the corner charge, hitting the post, and Del Rio charges and connects with the kick to the shoulder. Del Rio back up top, and connects again with the double axe handle and covers for 2. Del Rio works the top wristlock now…

~commercial time~

We are back from the commercial as Del Rio MISSES a backslash off the top rope. Shoulder block by Cena, proto bomb, five-knuckle shuffle all connect. AA try, countered and a backstabber by Del Rio connects, and he covers for 2. Del Rio looks for the arm bar, countered and Cena then heads up top but Del Rio hits a run up enziguri and then covers for 2. Del Rio then misses an enziguri in the corner, STF countered, and a back breaker connects for Del Rio, and a cover gets 2. Del Rio up top now, and leaps off into a dropkick from Cena. AA countered into the arm bar, which is countered into the STF by Cena. Del Rio manages to get the ropes for a break. Del Rio gets an arm bar in the ropes on Cena, breaks by 5, and then kicks the arm of Cena. AA try again, German suplex counter by Del Rio gets 2. Del Rio sets Cena up top, tree of woe and then lays in the boots. He chokes out Cena, and the ref breaks it up. Cena pulls himself up as Del Rio charges in and Del Rio hits the post. Cena off the top with the fameasser and that will be all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: John Cena @ 16:12 via pin
RATING: ***¼

-Cena celebrated on the ramp, and Ziggler attacked him from behind with the MITB case; you see, Ziggler’s evil ways will always triumph, because good is dumb.

-We get highlights from Raw.

-Bryan and Kane are in the back and Kofi met with them to make sure that they are on the same page tonight for their six-man tag. Bryan put over Kane being able to destroy anyone. Kane said Bryan can make men twice his size squeal in pain with his submissions, and that we hadn’t even begun to see their potential as a team. They then chanted “Yes” in unison. Shit’s about to get real.

-John Cena met with Booker T, and was pissed about the attack from Ziggler. Cena threatened to attack Ziggler later, but Booker said they needed to keep control on the show and asked him to do him a favor and hold off this one time. Cena said Booker was lucky they go back such a long way, and agreed.

David Otunga w/Hornswoggle vs. Great Khali

Otunga poses to begin, and then attacks Khali. Off the ropes, clothesline by Khali. Otunga to the floor, Hornswoggle attacks and Otunga chases him. Horswoggle begs off, Khali makes the save and tosses Otunga back in. Khali shoves him down, JUDO CHOP by Khali and this is over.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Great Khali @ 1:21 via pin

-Hornswoggle and Khali dance.

-Highlights of Vince and WWE stars in the Persian Gulf.

Kane, Daniel Bryan, and Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett and The Prime Time Players (Young & O’Neil

Kane and Young to begin. Kane beats his ass right away, takes him to the corner and beats him down. Rights follow, and then chokes him out. To the corner tag to Bryan and Kane whips him into Young and Bryan hits a dropkick. Kicks follow for Bryan, snap mare follows and a tag to Kane and he connects with the basement dropkick gets 2. Kane works the arm of Young, off the ropes and Young with a right and tags in O’Neil. He eats a big boot and then gets clotheslined to the floor. Tag to Bryan, who runs off the apron with the knee strike.

~commercial time~

We are back from the commercial as Kofi gets a dropkick on Young and a cover for 2. Tag to Kane, boot to Young and Young to the apron, Kane lays the boots to him and tags in Bryan. Off the ropes and a double hip toss on Young, and a cover gets 2. Young battles back, tags in O’Neil and he gets a big boot on Bryan. O’Neil lays the boots to Bryan, slams him down and then tags in Young. Leg drop follows and then the side back breaker gets 2. Tag to O’Neil, works over Bryan and finally Barrett tags in. Pump handle slam by Barrett, and a cover gets 2. Bryan tries to fight back, back elbow to Barrett, but then Bryan runs into the black hole slam for 2. Tag back to O’Neil, distracts the ref as Young attacks Bryan. Dump slam by O’Neil, tag back to Young and O’Neil suplexes Young onto Bryan, and covers for 2. Young works the chinlock, grounding Bryan. Bryan finally fights out, rights follow, off the ropes and a northern lights suplex by Young gets a cover for 2. Tag back to O’Neil, clubbing shots by O’Neil and then a pair of back breakers, and then tosses Bryan to the mat. O’Neil sets, charges but eats the boots of Bryan. Bryan looks for a tag, Young tags in and so does Kane. Kane cleans house, corner clothesline by Kane and then another. Kane levels Barrett, and then a side slam to Young gets 2. Kane up top, flying clothesline connects and he covers for 2 as O’Neil makes the save. Kofi flies in to take him out and things break down. Young up top, flies into a chokeslam and Kane tags in Bryan. Flying head butt connects, and then applies the no lock and Young taps.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Kane, Daniel Bryan, and Kofi Kingston @ 14:40 via submission

-Matt Striker interviewed Sheamus backstage about his main event match with Ziggler tonight. Sheamus said the good news for Ziggler was Cena wouldn’t get involved, but that the bad news was that Sheamus would be involved. Sheamus said he would picture Ziggler as the Big Show and would kick Ziggler’s head off.

-We get highlights from Raw.

-Promo time with Damien Sandow. He said his attempts at educating the WWE Universe had been futile, but he would not abandon them. He said he will no longer focus on the masses, but would now share his knowledge on an individual basis. He selected a member from the audience to be his apprentice. Sandow tested him with three questions. How many wheels on a tricycle? How often does the US hold Presidential elections? What is the orbital velocity of Jupiter’s moon Europa? The guy got 2 of 3, Sandow ran him down and told him to leave.

Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd

Leg kicks by Kidd to begin, and Sandow bails to the floor. Kidd tries to follow, but Sandow attacks and slams Kidd to the apron. Back in the ring and Sandow lays the boots to Kidd. Russian leg sweep by Sandow, elbow with a fancy name connects and then a cover for 2. Sandow grounds Kidd with a half nelson and chinlock, Kidd to his feet, rights follow, off the ropes and a cross body by Kidd for 2. Kicks follow, enziguri follows and then a sidekick. Basement dropkick follows and Kid covers for 2. Sandow to the floor, suicide dove by Kidd connects. Back in the ring they go, Kidd eats knee son the springboard elbow drop, necktie beck breaker by Sandow connects and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Damien Sandow @ 2:50 via

-Sandow graces us with the CARTWHEEL OF VICTORY!

-John Cena Make-a-Wish video.

-Matt Striker interviewed Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler stated that Monday’s match was a handicap match because of AJ’s involvement, and tonight would be the same because of Cena lurking around. He told Sheamus that if he sees Big Show when he looks across the ring tonight, look twice. Because he’s actually looking at the next world champion

The 3MB (Slater and Mahal) w/McIntyre vs. The Usos

Slater and Jey to begin, takes Slater to the corner, tag to Jimmy and a head butt connects. Cheap shot by Slater, tag to Mahal, butterfly suplex connects for 2. Chinlock by Mahal, Jimmy elbows out and then chops away at Mahal. Tag to Jey, flies in and takes out Slater. Forearms to Mahal, uppercut follows and then the Samoan drop (HE’s ACTUALLY SAMOAN!). Samoan clambake connects for 2. Slater makes the save, things break down, cheap shot by Slater, full nelson slam by Mahal and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: The 3MB @ 2:54 via pin

-Highlights from Raw.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus

And here we go with the main event for the evening. Lock up, to the ropes and Ziggler bails to the floor. Back in, go behind by Ziggler, back elbow by Sheamus and then a side headlock takedown. Ziggler to his feet, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Sheamus. Ziggler battles back with a clothesline, celebrates a bit, but Sheamus is up and beats his ass in the corner. Off the ropes now, boot by Ziggler, but Sheamus back with the elbow. Rights by Sheamus connect, and a body slam follows. Elbow drop by Sheamus gets 2. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and sends Sheamus to the floor. Ziggler off the apron with the cross body, caught and Sheamus tosses him into the barricade with the sack of shit slam. Back into the ring they go, but Ziggler rolls back to the floor so Sheamus follows. Sheamus tosses him back into the ring again, Sheamus tries the chest pounding, stunner in the ropes by Ziggler and then a dropkick follows to send Sheamus to the floor…

~commercial time~

We are back from the commercial as Ziggler lays the boots to Sheamus in the corner, gets the clothesline and covers for 2. Rights by Ziggler, and drops the elbow, which gets 2. Chinlock by Ziggler, Sheamus fights to his feet, and then gets the belly to back suplex to break that. Rights by Sheamus, clotheslines follow and then Sheamus misses and Ziggler kicks him in the face and covers for 2. Ziggler chokes out Sheamus in the corner, and then head butts follow for Ziggler. Ziggler charges, sent to the apron, and Sheamus delivers the chest pounding. Suplexes Ziggler back in and then rolls to the apron. Sheamus up top, Ziggler over, rights by Sheamus, Sheamus leaps over him, rolls through but Ziggler ducks the brogue kick and hits a jumping DDT for a close 2. Ziggler sets, Sheamus avoids the fameasser, Irish curse back breaker by Sheamus and a cover gets 2. Boots by Ziggler, gets a roll up for 2. Ziggler counters white noise, but Sheamus locks in the Texas Cloverleaf. Big Show makes his way to the ring, Sheamus breaks and they braw on the apron.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Sheamus @ 13:03 via DQ

-Ziggler and Show beat down Sheamus, but John Cena makes the save. AA on Ziggler, and then they double teamed Show with the double team suplex and sent him to the floor with the double team shoulder block. Sheamus and Cena shake hands and celebrate.

-End scene.



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