Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July Week 1, Year 3

Match 1. Michaels vs. Shelton vs. Mark Henry
This is just a match to drop Henry in the rankings. HBK and Shelton worked together to take the big man down. Shelton and Henry hit each other with their signature moves. After taking down Michaels, Shelton hit Paydirt on Henry. Michaels hit Sweet Chin Music on Shelton and pinned him.

Match 2. Stone Cold vs. Booker 
Before the match, Booker extended his arm for a handshake, Austin thought about it but Booker kicked him in the gut. A minute into the match, Booker left the ring began walking up the ramp. Austin soon followed. They made it back in the ring at the count of 8. The match continues with Austin hitting a Stunner. A few moments later, he lands a pile driver and wins.

After the match, Steiner comes in and celebrates with Austin.

Match 3. Matt and Jeff vs. Christian and Jericho
At the 5-minute mark, all four men were out of the ring. Matt threw Jericho into the steps. They made it back into the ring where Jericho landed the Codebreaker on Jeff and almost won. Christian hit the Killswitch on Matt. A minute later, Jeff hit the Twist of Fate on Jericho outside of the ring and pinned him to win.

Main Event. Steiner vs. Batista
Batista had Steiner in a bearhug, but he reversed it into a DDT. Steiner then hit a t-bone suplex and his finishing belly-to-belly. Batista fought back and speared Steiner to the mat and then landed a Batista Bomb. Steiner came back and ended it with a pinning northern lights suplex. 

Match 1. Dudleyz vs. Too Cool  WWE Tag Team Titles
Los Guerreros were next in line, but with Chavo out, the Dudleyz are the new contenders. This tornado tag match saw all four men flying around the ring. At about 5:40, Rikishi landed the Rikishi Driver on Bubba. A minute later, Bubba returned the favor and landed the Bubba Bomb. He then hit the Bubba Cutter as Scotty tapped from a camel clutch by D-Von.

Match 2. Edge vs. A-Train
A-Train was in control of the US Champ early on. He landed the Derailer and almost won, but Edge was able to kick out. Edge fought back and connected with the spear. A-Train got back up and hit the Train Wreck and another Derailer. After a front slam, Train pinned Edge to win.

After the match, Kurt Angle's music hit. He appeared at the top of the ramp. Angle ran down and threw A-Train into the steps.

Match 3. John Cena vs. Mr. Kennedy
These two have faced about a million times already. Cena was dominating Kennedy for most of the match. He connected with a spinning powerbomb. The match spilled to the outside where Cena landed the AA. They made it back into the ring. Cena locked Kennedy in a full nelson. Kennedy had no choice but to tap.

Main Event. Undertaker vs. Rhino
A win against the WWE Champ could move Rhino very high up the rankings. He did just that. The match was fought all over ringside. Taker hit Rhino with a Tombstone by the announcers' table. Rhino was able to fight back and land his spine buster. He then connected with the Gore. After a running STO, Rhino pinned Taker to win.

Recap: The World Champ is aligning himself with many superstars. First the Hardys and now Stone Cold. Angle is back and now the rest of these Smackdown superstars need to return from injury soon. Their roster is thin. 

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