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WWE Smackdown Results (11/23/12) - Star Shining Brighter

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WWE Smackdown Results - (11/23/12)
Results by: Adam W. of

Welcome to this week's Smackdown! The show begins with a teaser of what is to come tonight. First, an update on the AJ/Cena scandal, CM Punk's now 369+ day reign, and Big Show retaining his championship at Survivor Series with a controversial finish.

The Miz is in the ring, welcoming us to Miz TV. Miz says he is the reason it is must see, where he finds the biggest stars and asks the toughest questions. Miz welcomes his guest, John Cena. John makes his way to the ring. Cena takes a seat on a couch, saying he has loved with Miz has done with place. Miz says he is usually known for things in the ring, like headlining Wrestlemania with him, but has become a TMZ story. Miz says on Monday, Cena had enough. Miz directs Cena to the Titantron where a highlight is shown of Cena kissing AJ. Miz says it's getting hot in here. Miz asks Cena how the kiss was, but Cena stands up. Miz says it may have been a little inappropriate, and asks how the knee is. A highlight is shown when Cena twists his knee running out of the ring. Cena asks Miz where he has been. Cena says he had an MRI, but aside from lateral movements, he can still compete. Cena asks for tough questions. Miz says Cena had denied his relationship with AJ before, but can't anymore. Cena says he was sick of all the accusations. Cena says he gave them what they wanted, but admits he liked it. Cena also says AJ is a pretty good kisser. Miz says that is fantastic, as he is wondering if they are more than just friends. AJ interrupts, as she skips to the ring.

AJ says he doesn't have to answer. Miz says tough questions come with the territory. Miz asks if they are in love, then asking the crowd. Cena says Miz is an idiot. Dolph Ziggler interrupts.

Dolph says to Cena it is obvious they have feelings. Dolph says he hears Cena is a great man, but AJ is a bad egg. Dolph says if she didn't burst into the locker room, Cena might not have hurt his knee. Dolph says if he was John Cena he would have feelings for AJ, he would hate her guts. Dolph directs everyone's attention to the Titantron as a highlight from Raw is shown. Dolph tells AJ she is nothing, following with that she is desperate and pathetic. Dolph says she is nothing but a shell of a woman, saying she is sad, weak and pitiful. Ziggler ends calling AJ trash. AJ attacks Dolph, but Cena breaks it up. Dolph and Cena fight, but Cena's knee is kicked. Dolph then tackles Cena through a stall. Dolph continues with a beatdown until he is taken off by refs. Dolph says that is giving the WWE Universe something to talk about. Vickie Guerrero interrupts.

Vickie says AJ needs to learn to control her impulses. Vickie says AJ is sad, weak and pitiful. Vickie says Dolph knows how to kiss someone who is authoritative and passionate. Cena says they can't prove Vickie is a woman. Vickie says they weren't talking about her. Dolph says if her kissed AJ he would bring out the real woman in her. Dolph says they deserve each other, two weak losers. Cena says Dolph and Vickie are good for each other; one likes to eat nuts and one has yet to find his. The ring clears.

Ryback makes his way to the ring.


Darren Young makes his way to the ring with Titus O'Neil. Titus makes his way to commentary.

Ryback vs. Darren Young

Darren throws jabs at Ryback, and backs up. Ryback puts Darren in the corner, but gets out. Ryback is put in the corner, as Darren throws jabs at Ryback. Ryback throws Darren to the opposite corner and runs. Ryback is elbowed, but does a Facebuster to Darren. Young is sent to the floor. Ryback does a Clothesline to Young, and rolls him in the ring. Ryback does a Spinebuster to Darren. Ryback connects with a Meathook, and calls for Shell Shocked. Ryback connects with Shell Shocked for the win.

Winner: Ryback via pinfall

Titus grabs a mic, yelling for the music to be cut. O'Neil says Darren is worth millions of dollars. Titus tries to silence the crowd with a whistle, but is also hit with Shell Shocked.


R-Truth makes his way to the ring. Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring with a mic. Antonio says by all the fat faces, bloated bellies and greasy fingers; he can tell they all enjoyed their Thanksgiving. Antonio says it s another ridiculous excuse for Americans to gorge themselves.

United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. R-Truth

Cesaro connects with a Gut Wrench Suplex to Truth, following with a Body Slam. Cesaro does a Double Stomp to Truth chest. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro locks in with a Waist Lock. Truth punches out, and whips Cesaro. Antonio reverses, but is taken down with a kick. Truth goes for a Suplex, but is countered. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Truth does a Back Body Drop. Truth connects with the Little Jimmy for the win.

Winner: R-Truth via pinfall

Sheamus is walking backstage, as Booker T comes up to him. Booker says he hit Show with a chair about 3o times. Booker says he can't let Sheamus compete tonight, but will make it up. At TLC, Big Show will defend his title in a Chairs match. Booker says Sheamus should go watch the show with a few pints. Booker also says Big Show will face Team Hell No in a Handicap Match.

Sin Cara is walking backstage for his match next.


Sin Cara makes his way to the ring. Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Sin Cara

Alberto kicks Sin, following with a Snapmare. Del Rio kicks Sin in the back. Cara is against the ropes, as Del Rio runs to him. Cara moves away, as Del Rio is sent to the floor. Cara dives on Del Rio, and rolls him into the ring. Pin, but a kick out. Sin misses with a kick, and is hit with a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Cara does a Springboard Corkscrew Armdrag to Del Rio, but is kicked in the gut. Del Rio throws Sin shoulder first into the ring post.


Del Rio has a Chinlock applied to Cara, as Sin stands up. Cara punches out, and rolls up Del Rio. Kick out. Del Rio throws Cara into the corner, and kicks his back. Del Rio runs and kicks Cara in the back. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio has Sin against the mat, driving his elbow into his back. Del Rio locks in another Chinlock. Cara elbows out, and runs the ropes. Cara ducks a Clothesline, and connects with a Hurricanrana. Del Rio kicks Cara in the gut, and runs the ropes. Del Rio kicks a kneeling Cara in the head. Del Rio does a Suplex, and pins. Kick out. Del Rio runs to Cara in the corner, but Sin moves. Del Rio drops Sin with a Body Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes back to the kidneys of Sin, also pulling on the mask of Cara. Sin is headbutt and thrown to the corner. Del Rio connects with a Savate, but is hit with an Armdrag. Sin connects with an Enziguri from the apron, following with a Diving Cross Body. Pin, but a kick out. Cara connects with a Handspring Back Elbow and goes top rope. Del Rio does an Armdrag from the top rope, and locks in the Cross Armbreaker for the win.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio via pinfall

Daniel Bryan and Kane are backstage talking. Daniel says he beat the Big Show in 45 seconds long before they teamed. Kane says that wouldn't happen again. Kane says he was even tag team champions with Big Show, who was a whining baby. Kane says they have a lot in common. Kane says Daniel and Show can team and call themselves No Show. Daniel asks if this is because Kane wasn't invited for Thanksgiving Dinner. Kane says maybe. Daniel says they had Vegan Turkey anyway. Daniel says if they win, he will invite Kane for Christmas. Kane asks if he can beat up Santa Clause, and Daniel says yes.

Big Show makes his way to the ring.


Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. Kane makes his way to the ring.

2 -on-1 Handicap Match: World Heavyweight Champion Big Show vs. Tag Team Champions Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane)

Daniel starts off kicking Big Show's leg. Show headbutts Daniel and chops him against the ropes. Sheamus and William Regal are watching in a Sky Box. Daniel is locked in a Hammerlock, and is thrown into the corner. Show headbutts Daniel's elbow. Show picks up Bryan by his beard, and throws him to the mat. Show sits on the twisted elbow of Bryan. Daniel kicks Show, but is headbutt again. Show puts Daniel's arm in the rope, and elbows his arm. Show twists the arm, and smashes it against his shoulder. Show drops a knee against Bryan's arm. Show does a Body Slam to Show, as he sits on the top rope. Show goes for a Diving Elbow Drop, but Bryan moves. Daniel refuses to tag Kane, as he kicks Show's chest. Daniel follows with a kick to the head. Pin, but a kick out. Show grabs Daniel for a Chokeslam, but Bryan locks in a Guillotine Choke. Daniel is thrown into the corner, and Show runs to him. Daniel kicks Show, and jumps on his back. Daniel locks in a Sleeper Hold on Show. Show falls backwards, falling onto Daniel. Kane is tagged, as he does a Clothesline top a cornered Show. Kane runs the ropes, and kicks out Show's leg. Kane does a Running Dropkick to Show's head. Pin, but a kick out. Kane goes top rope, and connects with a Clothesline. Kane goes for a Chokeslam, but is throw against the ropes. Kane connects with a DDT. Kane calls for a Chokeslam, but Bryan tags himself in. Daniel locks in the No Lock as Kane walks to the back. Daniel is hit with a Chokeslam, as Show wins.

Winner: World Heavyweight Champion Big Show via pinfall

Kane makes his way back to the ring to check on Bryan. Show goes for the KO Punch, but Kane goes for a Chokeslam. Show grabs Kane's throat, but Daniel kicks Show's leg. Kane connects with a Big Boot as Kane rolls to the floor. Show walks up the ramp with his championship. Show has a mic saying at TLC their match is a Chairs Match. Show asks Sheamus if he ever thought that a giant would have a chair in his hands.


Wade Barrett makes his way ringside for commentary. Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring. Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Damien Sandow

Kofi and Damien lock ip, as Damien knees Kofi. Kingston is hit with a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Kofi does a Clothesline to Sandow, sending him to the floor. Kofi jumps to the apron, but is sent into the turnbuckles. Damien follows Kofi to the floor, and drives him back first into the ring apron.


Damien has a Crossface Chickenwing locked in, but Kofi punches out. Damien whips Kingston into the corner. Damien knees Kingston in the gut. Damien begins kneeing Kofi in the gut. Damien connects with a Russian Legsweep, followed by an Elbow of Distain. Pin, but a kick out. Damien chokes Kingston against the ropes, and knees the back of Kofi. Pin, but a kick out. Damien locks in a Headlock. Kofi punches out, but Sandow connects with one of his one. Damien goes to the floor, dragging Kingston's head in the apron. Damien elbows Kofi's chest, but is kicked away. Kofi goes to the floor, but Damien smashes Kofi back first into the apron. Damien goes to throw him into the turnbuckles, but Kofi puts a foot up. Kofi connects with a Diving Cross Body, but a kick out. Damien trips Kofi into the ropes, and rolls him up. Pin, but a kick out. Kofi connects with an SOS. Pin, but a kick out. Kofi connects with chops, and a Boom Drop. Kofi calls for Trouble in Paradise, and connects for the win.

Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Kofi Kingston via pinfall

Barrett stands on the commentary table, saying the next time Kofi defends his title will be his last. Barrett says Kofi will be another victim to the Barrett Barrage.


Raw Rebound

Paul Heyman speaks of being humbled to present CM Punk. Punk says Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Bret Hart, or The Rock could not do it. Punk says his place in history is at the top. Punk says he plans on being WWE Champion until July 25, 2018 becoming the longest reigning champion in history. Ryback interrupts, making his way to the ring. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns attack Ryback, and put him through the announce table again. Punk towers over Ryback yelling best in the world.

Touts from fans are shown reacting to the NXT Superstars attacking Ryback.

Next Week on Raw, Michael Cole will interview Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.


Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.

Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton

Dolph is kneed in the gut, and is thrown into the corner. Orton begins punching Ziggler in the corner. Orton is dragged out by the ref. Dolph grabs Orton's leg, but is kneed in the head. Orton stomps on Ziggler, and goes to throw him into the corner again. Dolph reverses and attacks Randy with punches and kick. Dolph is hit with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph rolls to the apron, but Orton connects with a Slingshot Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph connects with a Swinging Neckbreaker. Ziggler is thrown to the floor, as Orton follows. Dolph tries to jump the barricade, but Orton sends him over with a Clothesline.


Orton has a Headlock applied, but Ziggler elbows out. Orton connects with a Back Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Orton chokes Ziggler with his foot, and stomps his chest. Orton does a Catapult to Ziggler under the bottom rope. Ziggler rolls to the floor, as he trips Orton into the announce table. Dolph connects with a Dropkick to Orton. Dolph gets back in the ring, and Randy follows. Dolph connects with an Elbow Drop and pins. Kick out. Dolph locks in a Headlock, but Orton punches out. Dolph is whipped form the corner, but Dolph reverses. Orton does a Float Over and rolls up Ziggler. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph connects with a Jumping Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler locks in another Headlock, but Orton punches out. Orton ducks a Clothesline, and connects with a Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph connects with a DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph goes top rope, but is punched in the head. Orton continues with punches, and follows him up. Orton connects with a Superplex to Ziggler. Pin, but a kick out. Orton connects with a Clothesline and a Scoop Slam. Ziggler is sent to the apron, and is hit with a Rope Hung DDT. Orton calls for an RKO, but Ziggler rolls up Orton for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall

Ricardo Rodriguez runs into the ring, but is hit with an RKO. Alberto Del Rio waits on the apron, but back away. John Cena comes from behind, and applies and STF on Ziggler.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on this week's show and/or give me feedback about the coverage. Thanks for reading!

-Adam W.

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