This week WWE broadcast Smackdown live on the USA Network in a special, commercial free episode. The show drew a 2.29 cable rating, which is a huge increase from last Friday's show, and for Smackdown in general. They averaged 3.33 million viewers over both hours, which is almost 700,000 more viewers than the 12/14 Smackdown in its normal Friday night slot.
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* Alicia Fox beat Aksana with a scissors kick.
SmackDown, Airing December 28th:
* Sheamus kicks off SmackDown and says his New Year's resolution is to become World Heavyweight Champion. He calls out Big Show to the ring. Show comes out and says Sheamus won't be getting a title shot. Sheamus came for a fight and Booker T comes out. Show says Sheamus and nobody else in the locker room is worthy of a shot. Booker says the name of every Superstar will go into a tumbler and whoever gets picked will face Show for the title later tonight.
The entire locker room comes out to see who gets the title shot. Santino Marella's name is picked and he will face Big Show later tonight for the World Heavyweight Title.
* Epico vs. Brodus Clay is up next. Brodus wins a quick squash. Rosa Mendes gets in the ring and starts yelling at him after the match. Naomi and Cameron lay her out and then dance with Brodus and some kids.
* Backstage segment with Sheamus and Santino. Sheamus shows Santino how to beat Big Show with the Brogue Kick. Santino tries to do the kick and acts like he pulls his groin.
* Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston is up next. Barrett gets the win for his team by pinning Kofi.
* Backstage with Booker T and Big Show. Booker says Santino is injured so they will pick another name out of the tumbler. Booker says Show will find out soon enough who it is.
* Teddy Long brings in Big Show's opponent and it's Ricardo Rodriguez. Big Show laughs and knocks him out with a punch. Booker says this is ridiculous and Show leaves.
* Zack Ryder vs. Antonio Cesaro is up next. Cesaro wins a quick match.
* The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler is up next. Big E Langston distracted The Miz, allowing for Ziggler to hit his finisher and get the win. Miz takes the mic and tells AJ Lee that no matter which Superstar she ends up with on New Years, the night will end with a bang. Ziggler attacks him and they go at it until Langston comes in and lays out Miz.
* Booker is backstage with a doctor and Ricardo Rodriguez. The doc says RR can't compete. Brad Maddox appears and asks Booker for one more chance. Booker says this is it and his match is up next. Alberto Del Rio comes in and says the next time he sees Big Show, he's going to open him like a pinata. Booker offers Del Rio the title shot against Show tonight and he accepts.
* Brad Maddox comes out with a mic. He says his New Years resolution is to become a WWE Superstar. His opponent Sheamus is out next. Sheamus wins a squash.
* The Usos beat Darren Young and Titus O'Neil in a quick match.
* Striker is backstage with Big Show. Show says if Del Rio wants to get knocked out tonight then he will make it a trifecta.
* Big Show vs. Del Rio in the main event. Show tries to leave the match but Sheamus comes out and attacks him, trying to get him back in the ring. The bell rings so it appears Show won by DQ. Show tries leaving again but the entire locker room comes out and throws him back in the ring. Sheamus hit him with a Brogue Kick and then celebrated to end it.
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Matches for Tonight's WWE SmackDown, Latest Comment from Seth Rollins, Birthdays
By Marc Middleton
Dec 28, 2012 - 7:19:49 AM
- Former WWE and WCW star Lanny Poffo turns 58 years old today while TNA Knockout Taryn Terrell turns 27.
- Here is the latest from The Shield's Seth Rollins:
"#justicelives in our hearts. And we will not be held down another second. Believe in righteousness. Believe in hope. #believeintheshield"
- WWE taped the following matches to air on tonight's SmackDown:
* Brodus Clay vs. Epico
* Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston
* Zack Ryder vs. Antonio Cesaro
* The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
* Brad Maddox vs. Sheamus
* The Usos vs. Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
* Big Show will defend the World Heavyweight Title against the Superstar who has his name picked at random from a tumbler
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CM Punk Takes Time Off Holiday Tour, Green Bay Packer at SmackDown Event, More
By Marc Middleton
Dec 28, 2012 - 7:59:52 AM
- Kofi Kingston and Alicia Fox will be appearing at the Southdale Center in Edina, Minnesota today from 3pm until 5pm.
- Hornswoggle had family and friends in the crowd at last night's SmackDown live event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay Packer Donald Driver was also there with his family.
- While injured, WWE Champion CM Punk has some time off this week as he has not been at the Holiday live events. Punk was at a concert last night while WWE were at Madison Square Garden.
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Jamie Noble Wrestles at WWE SmackDown Live Event, ECW Original Making a Return to the Ring
By Marc Middleton
Dec 28, 2012 - 8:08:44 AM
- ECW Original Chris Chetti has not appeared at a wrestling event since 2005 but will be reuniting with former partner Super Nova for Pro Wrestling Syndicate's Super Card 2013 Night 2 on April 5th, 2013 from the Sports Plex in Metuchen, New Jersey. They will face Shane Helms and John Walters. Also announced for that show is Necro Butcher vs. New Jack, La Parka vs. John Morrison plus appearances by Superstar Billy Graham and Bret Hart.
- Jamie Noble, who has been working for WWE as a producer, made a "one night only" return at last night's SmackDown live event in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He lost to Fandango. Here's a photo of them in-ring:
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del rio is damn good. he works well with show and showed he knows the difference between working as a heel or face by having a very different match with show than their previous matches.
also kaitlyn continues to improve her technique in the ring, lately aksana has also looked more crisp than i've seen before.
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Mr. Backlund continued wrestling under the new gimmick of an out of touch, yet highly dangerous, maniac out to teach the new generation a lesson. He often appeared in business suits, had a hyperactive personality, and used (or, often, misused) large words to sound important. He also demanded that he be addressed as "Mr. Backlund". He would only sign autographs for wrestling fans if they could recite the names of all of the US Presidents in chronological order