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Smackdown: Last chizance to get some vizotes for CS
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling


It's the last night of WWE programming before Cyber Sunday, and you know what that means -- some buildup, some non-PPV-related action and the potential for some other goodies. It's Smackdown time!

Before the show begins, WWE flashes a graphic honouring Leah Maivia. Very classy move by the Fed.

We officially open soon after with Triple H heading to the ring. He talks about being annoyed with Vickie Guerrero and then talks about the match she has established between he and The Undertaker later tonight. As he moves on to talking about the Cyber Sunday match, Jeff Hardy comes out, says his piece and then is interrupted by Vladimir Kozlov. I'll say this -- Vlady's getting some pretty good heat. Triple H then retakes the mic time briefly before Pedigreeing Hardy.

Afterwards, Triple H is walking down the hall backstage and encounters 'Taker. The two have a brief staredown. Ooh... tension.

Match 1 - Michelle McCool/Maria vs. The Heartless Foundation.

Okay this is the first time I've seen that when a champ is in a tag team, his or her partner's music plays, and J.R., I love that tag team name for Maryse and Natalya. Well done!

Before the match starts, the now named Hurra-pop appears for a Quagmire moment. Giggity indeed.

The match is going pretty well, until for some reason George and Lenny... I mean Jesse and Festus come out, the latter in Mariachi garb with musical accompaniment. Festus presents a rose to Maria and supposedly sings while Maryse gets the schoolgirl on Michelle for the win. Huh?

Winners: The Heartless Foundation

Match 2 - Bam Neely/Chavo Guerrero vs. Los Colons

Am I crazy or didn't Neely rebel against Chavito a bit back?

The four have a pretty good match until Bam and Chavo have words, and after a cheap slap by Chavito, Newly is distracted long enough for Carlito to hit the Backcracker for the W.

Winners: Los Colons

Post-match, the Hurra-pop returns.

Next up, we gizet a promo for Kizarny. Like I cizare. This is WrestleCrizap at it's fizinest.

Backstage, Maria and Michelle have words. It looks like Michelle is turning heel. This transitions into Primo hitting on Brie Bella until Carlito hits on her as well. Brie then heads off for a photo shoot before the Mariachi band, Festus, Jesse and Maria all run by. This would've been a horrible segment had it not been for the Colons. Czervesas rule!

Match 3 - R-Truth/Kung Fu Naki vs. MVP/Shelton Benjamin

Naki's music is hella funny. Well done WWE!

As MVP comes down, we get another Hurra-pop, inquiring about MVP's tunnel, saying it also has been lost. Ohh snap!

The match itself is okay. Funaki is pretty good in the ninja role, but his kicks are nothing compared to Tajiri's. After a pretty solid fight, Fu Naki gets the win on MVP (surprise) after a Crane Kick.

Winners: R-Truth/Naki

Backstage, Primo and Carlito chat, with Primo getting the first approach again at "Brie" Bella, except this time it's the twin, so she blows Primo off. Then, The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh walk by to diss the younger Colon and get set for the Khali Kiss Cam. Oh...joy...

Back to the ring we go and indeed, Khali and Singh come out as we look at video from last week of Khali and Big Show's confrontation. Khali speaks about love letters he got from women wanting to kiss Khali in the ring. Really? People send letters still? So the Kiss Cam ends up picking two girls from the audience - one attractive and one who has to be a plant. Singh then goads Khali into the kiss with encouragement from the audience... So apparently it's now Khali as a morphed being of Rick Rude and Mike Awesome.

Next up we gizet a second prizomo from Kizarny. I still don't cizare.

This is followed by a brief rundown of the card for Cyber Sunday, during which we get a promo from 'Taker.

Match 4 - Super Crazy vs. The Brian Kendrick

As one would expect, Kendrick wins this bout quickly. I fear that Crazy isn't long for WWE.

Winner: Kendrick

Post-match, Zeke gets a couple licks in for himself.

Match 5 - Triple H vs. Undertaker

Yes, we haven't seen this in a long, long time, but it feels too familiar to me. Then again, there are a lot of new fans who haven't seen these two mix it up before. Before we can get a decision, though, Big Show interferes, laying hard into The Undertaker.

Winner: Undertaker (DQ)

Post-match, Triple H comes in with a chair for some unknown reason, and eats a chokeslam for his trouble. Show then uses the chair on 'Taker.

Back from the break, Triple H is still lying prone in the ring, allowing Kozlov to come out and get some shots in on Triple H to close a pretty decent show.

Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! since 2000.