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Date: August 17, 2007
Location: Mohegan Solar Enviornment, Uncasville, Connecticut
Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole
The reign of the Nice Khali continues as we’re 9 days away from Summerslam. I’m curious to see the place they’re going with the remainder of the cardboard, however Khali has already massacred Batista with the Claw. With the principle occasion set, we may use some construct for just a few extra of the matches. Let’s get to it.
Right here is MVP for the primary episode of his VIP Lounge speak present. MVP talks about being higher than you and difficult Matt Hardy to face him in a boxing match at Madison Sq. Backyard on Saturday Night time’s Important Occasion. Nonetheless, MVP has to again out as a consequence of his coronary heart situation, however he has a substitute: the one 4 time World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield.
This brings out Matt Hardy because the present’s first visitor, with Matt speaking about how he has overwhelmed MVP in arm wrestling and a wrestling match, however now MVP is operating once more. MVP once more brings up his coronary heart situation however Matt says it’s the shortage of a coronary heart. Matt is okay with preventing Holyfield, however MVP has a problem for him tonight.
That will be the Masterlock Problem, with Chris Masters and a referee popping out. Earlier than we get began, Matt punches Masters within the face however the maintain is lastly placed on. MVP does commentary as Matt begins blacking out after which will get within the ring to kick Matt down to chop off the comeback. The villains go to depart however come again in for the Playmaker and trash speak to Matt.
We recap Vince McMahon discovering out that he has an illegitimate little one on the roster.
Vince is right here, in a peach coloured jacket, with Coach, who has been put in command of checking the roster to search out out who Vince’s little one is perhaps. The ECW roster has been checked off the checklist, save for Huge Daddy V. Vince thinks it’s a chance, however needs everybody right here tonight checked too.
Jesse and Festus with they might be Vince’s son. Effectively Jesse does, whereas Festus (who Jesse thinks seems to be like Vince) stares lots.
Deuce N Domino vs. Main Brothers
Non-title. Domino shrugs off a wristlock to start out so it’s off to Brian for some extra success on the arm. There’s a double flapjack to Domino nevertheless it’s shortly off to Deuce to take over on Brett. The chinlock with a knee within the again makes it worse, organising Domino’s neckbreaker for 2. A suplex lastly will get Brett out of hassle and the recent tag brings in Brian to scrub home. Brian hits a spinebuster for 2 however misses a excessive crossbody. Deuce cracks him within the mouth for the pin.
Ranking: C. I’m undecided if there’s a tag workforce division for the time being nevertheless it’s good to see one other workforce getting the prospect to crack into the title image. Deuce N Domino have nobody to combat for the belts for the time being so why not see what the Majors can do within the spot? It’s not like there’s anybody else for the time being so work with what you’ve gotten.
Vince McMahon and Coach are in Teddy Lengthy’s workplace to supply finest needs on Teddy and Kristal’s marriage ceremony. Nice Khali and Runjin Singh are available in to yell about having to face Kane tonight. Teddy says recover from it however Vince isn’t certain about Khali’s parentage. He appears to love the concept although and did have that one time in India.
Chuck Palumbo nonetheless likes bikes.
We recap Kane and Finlay attacking one another final week.
Finlay vs. Jamie Noble
Finlay powers him into the nook to start out after which does it once more, solely to have Noble slug away. Noble manages to knock him outdoors however Finlay is correct again in to work on the leg. A slam sends Noble’s leg into the ropes and the half crab goes on. An Indian Deathlock makes it worse….and right here is Kane to go after Finlay for the DQ.
Ranking: C. They didn’t have time to do a lot right here nevertheless it was good whereas it lasted. Noble was little greater than a comedy man for the time being however he was capable of have a very good match with nearly anybody. That being mentioned, this was all about organising Finlay vs. Kane, doubtless for Summerslam, and that ought to be a very good combat.
Publish match the brawl is on however right here is Hornswoggle to shove Noble into Kane’s dangerous ribs. Kane chokeslams Noble and Finlay escapes.
Rey Mysterio is coming again at Summerslam.
Chavo Guerrero vs. Shannon Moore
Chavo nonetheless has the Rey Mysterio masks from final week. Moore will get taken down to start out and prices into an elbow within the nook. A operating headscissors sends Chavo outdoors however he’s prepared for the dive, as a substitute suplexing Moore into the put up. Again in and a stretch muffler retains Moore in hassle however he pops out and is okay sufficient to hit a Whisper within the Wind. The Gory Bomb is countered right into a sundown flip for 2, solely to have Chavo come again with a brainbuster for the pin.
Ranking: D+. What the heck was that? I don’t know what Shannon was going for right here however Chavo labored on the knee for a bit and Moore hopped as much as hit an enormous flip off the highest. I can forgive a little bit of no promoting however what’s the purpose of Chavo posting the leg after which engaged on it if that’s the response he’s going to get? Not a very good match, and that’s due to Moore on this case.
Publish match Chavo places the masks on Moore and provides him a frog splash to the knee.
Right here is Batista for a chat. He admits that he’s slightly grouchy however he has had all week to stew about what occurred. Final week, Nice Khali crushed Ric Aptitude’s cranium and handled him like a bit of filth. That freak wrapped these palms round his head like a vice grip and that has by no means occurred to Batista earlier than. Proper right here and proper now, he’s promising himself and Aptitude that….and by no means thoughts as right here is Khali on display to interrupt.
Khali demonstrates what’s coming for Batista at Summerslam by popping a basketball. Batista goes on a rant about how basketballs don’t maintain grudges, which makes it sound like he’s feuding with the ball. A ticked off Batista is an efficient factor however I’m undecided how properly the title match goes to go.
Vince McMahon and Coach hold going over the concept of Vince being Khali’s dad, however Coach thinks Batista might need gotten his nice physique from McMahon too. Vince appears to enhance….and right here is Huge Dick Johnson dressed as a child for some dancing. With Vince turning his again, Coach begins dancing too as a result of he’s a goof at coronary heart.
Mark Henry vs. Greg Cardona
Cardona goes for a waistlock to start out and will get tossed down in a rush. Henry throws him to the ground with no hassle after which stands on his head again inside. A backbreaker units up a World’s Strongest Slam and a bearhug to offer Henry the squash win. Cardona is best generally known as Trent Beretta, however I ponder if he was borrowing the longer term Zack Ryder’s actual final identify.
Publish match Henry goes on a rant about Undertaker’s druid popping out final week and suggesting that Undertaker was coming again. We see one other clip of Henry wrecking Undertaker and, identical to final week, the feed is hacked to trace that Undertaker is coming again at Unforgiven. Then the gong goes off and there’s a small pile of sand within the aisle. Henry picks it up, lets it fall via his fingers, and that’s it.
Torrie Wilson and Michelle McCool are going to be the bridesmaids within the marriage ceremony. Victoria is available in and is admittedly glad that she’ll be one too, however that isn’t occurring. Victoria slaps Michelle, who slaps Kenny Dykstra as a substitute. Teddy Lengthy makes the match for tonight.
Jimmy Wang Yang and Funaki come as much as Vince McMahon to counsel they’re his son. Vince says he wasn’t in Japan lengthy, however right here is Kane to chuckle and name Vince dad.
Michelle McCool vs. Victoria
Kenny Dykstra is right here too. Victoria yells at her to start out and will get thrown to the ground for her efforts. Again in and Victoria takes her down with out a lot hassle and rips at Michelle’s face. The highest wristlock retains Michelle in hassle as commentary talks a few bunch of celebrities weddings. Michelle comes again with some armdrags and kicks Victoria down, organising a center rope clothesline for the pin.
Ranking: D+. The division continues to be in a bizarre place as they’ve these random setups for a match each week after which get about 5 minutes at most. You’ll be able to solely get up to now on one thing like that and I feel we’re at that time now. I’m undecided what they’ll do with out extra wrestlers or one thing to combat over, however that must be found out.
HHH is coming again at Summerslam.
Vince McMahon and Coach are about to depart however right here is Howard Finkel of all individuals to counsel he is perhaps the son. Vince shoves him away.
Nice Khali vs. Kane
Non-title, Runjin Singh is right here with Khali and Kane has dangerous ribs. Khali goes after the ribs to start out however will get knocked outdoors the place Kane can hit an uppercut. Again in and Khali knocks him out of the air, permitting him to hammer on the ribs once more. We hit a rib claw, however since that’s simply placing a hand on his ribs, Kane is ready to combat up and pound away within the nook. The chokeslam is countered with the Claw although and Kane lastly goes down for the pin.
Ranking: D. I do know he can solely achieve this a lot, however Khali rubbing the facet of Kane’s abdomen for a very good chunk of the match will not be precisely thrilling tv. The Claw vs. choke deal on the finish was nearly the one factor they wanted to do right here nevertheless it was a tough technique to get there. Khali is displaying how restricted he’s right here and that’s making it laborious to observe.
Publish match right here is Finlay to go after Kane once more however Batista runs in to go after Khali. Finlay will get speared down once more however Khali head vices Batista out to finish the present.
Total Ranking: C-. There have been good and dangerous elements right here, with Vince attending to work together with a bunch of individuals and that’s all the time going to work. The remainder of the present was up and down at finest, with a few of the matches being little higher than dreadful. The great factor is that Summerslam is generally set, however the thought of Batista vs. Khali in an enormous match has the potential to be a practice wreck. Smackdown has been trending down since Khali received the title and that’s making this present rougher each week.
Thomas Corridor has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has additionally been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full reveals lined. Yow will discover his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or try his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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