WWE Saturday Morning Slam Watch Party
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Results by Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The WWE Saturday Morning Slam open airs as we go to crowd shots. This week new SMS General Manager Mick Foley has made a huge bout as The Great Khali faces Primo and Epic in a handicap match. Cue stock footage of Khali and the former WWE Tag Team Champions.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
The Great Khali w/Natalya vs. Epic & Primo w/Rosa Mendes
The Great Khali comes out with Natalya and Josh Mathews and Brad Maddox are on commentary. Natalya has a red dress on to match Khali's ring attire.
Rosa Mendes, dressed in blue, leads Epic and Primo to the ring in their matching blue trunks.
Both Epico and Primo challenge Khali but are sent directly down to the mat. They reset for a double team. They strategize but walk right into a big boot by Khali.
Primo and Epico utilize the numbers game, finally taking him down to the mat. They both miss attempts at jumping over the top rope. Khali recovers and makes quick work of both. Khali sends Epico to the outside and works on Primo in the ring.
Primo is isolated in the ring. Khali dominates him with right hands in the turnbuckle corners. Khali throws Primo over the top rope. Epico gets on the apron and tries for some offense.
It's to no avail as Epico gets back in but is crushed by Khali and pinned for the three count.
Winner - The Great Khali
Up next, an exclusive interview with new SMS General Manager Mick Foley. The show goes to commercial.
We're back and a quick replay of the opening 2-on-1 handicap match is shown. Natalya is backstage with Mick Foley.
Natalya, on the stick, introduces the new General Manager of Saturday Morning Slam - Mick Foley. Foley puts over Natalya for her recent trip to Rwanda. Foley calls The Great Khali's victory truly a thing of beauty. He has some new ideas for the show... Damien Sandow interrupts.
Sandow finds it unacceptable he was overlooked for Saturday Morning Slam General Manager. The Miz interrupts and says the way he sees it, Foley is going to do a much better than a guy in a daddy's bathrobe. Miz puts over Foley for making him the lead character in "A Most Mizerable Christmas."
Foley says a sensible thing to do is to put Sandow and Miz in a match that is up next.
The Miz is this week's Saturday Morning Spotlight. Roll the footage of Miz on WWE TV over the past few weeks. His work with Ric Flair is shown. Back to the ring for the show's main event.
- The Miz vs. Damien Sandow
The Miz gets the pop of the morning. Josh Mathews puts over Miz's commentary past and questions whether or not Miz can take out the Intellectual Savior of the Masses. The show goes to commercial.
We're back with Damien Sandow delivering a PSA. He explains he's a trained professional and discourages viewers from "trying this at home." His entrance is next to jeers from the crowd. Sandow has a mic and he says he's about to do battle with a man who is not only a WWE Superstar but the star of a motion picture. The host of his own talk show. Now, this may be impressive to all of you but he's the embodiment of the jack of all trades and the master of none. Sandow says he's a true renaissance man. He puts himself over - you're welcome.
They lockup and Miz puts Damien in a rear wrist lock. The referee counts to five and calls for a break when Sandow makes his way to the ropes.
The crowd chants "Miz is awesome," while he pauses to take it in. Sandow orders silence but is quickly rolled up. He kicks out as Miz works the wrist of Damien. Sandow goes for position, pushing Miz into the turnbuckle. He buries his head in the midsection of Miz.
Miz counters out and hits a clothesline on Sandow. It's time for a snap suplex. Miz hits it and gets a two count. Sandow counters into a side headlock, off the ropes and Miz goes to the mat. Miz counters with a hip-toss attempt but can't get it. Sandow goes to the outside to regroup and refocus. The show goes to commercial.
We're back and Miz is in control as Sandow is back in the ring. Miz goes to the top rope but Sandow is on his feet. No one is home for Miz and Damien Sandow side steps the former WWE Champion to the outside. Sandow taunts the crowd. Maddox says Miz is taking a little too much time. Sandow brings Miz back to the ring. He gets a two count.
Sandow whips Miz face-first into the turnbuckles. Sandow taunts the crowd and does a cartwheel. Scoop and a slam from Damien. He looks to finish The Miz as he connects with Cubito Aequet and gets a two count.
Sandow stretches Miz in an abdominal stretch. Miz counters out, Sandow throws him over the ropes to the apron. Miz counters again and Miz gets a near fall. Both men are down with Miz getting to his feet first.
Sandow attacks the midsection of Miz and throws him over his head. Miz counters and here comes the figure four. Sandow counters out and whips Miz into the corner. Sandow gets a two count.
The Miz builds a counter and locks in the figure four leglock. Sandow taps out in the finisher of The Nature Boy.
Winner via submission The Miz
Backstage with Brodus Clay and "Sweet T" Tensai. Mick Foley walks up and says he's deeply troubled. He needs to know how to do gangnam style. The Prime Time Players come up and question what Mick is doing with "these two hippos." Titus O'Neil tells Foley he's wasting his time with Clay and Tensai. They're the Prime Time Players, millions of dollars over here.
Foley says it's time for a rhyme. They exchange verbal jabs. Foley says both teams are excellent dancers and the subject of who is the best is a worthy debate. Foley says what they need to find out is who is a better tag team. They'll find out next week on Saturday Morning Slam.
Foley does gangnam style to end the show. Cue the closing video package and that's how it's done. An all new Saturday Morning Slam next week at 10:30 AM.
Richard Reacts: The first match left a lot to be desired but The Miz and Damien Sandow put on a good bout to end the morning. We're going to continue these "open thread" watch parties and hopefully they'll catch on. I'm going to type up details for this week's WWE Raw, so check back later.
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