WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Fri., Sept. 21, 2012) featuring a taped show on SyFy that sees all the fallout for the blue brand from the Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) this past Sunday night in Boston, MA.
You would think that would include bothering to establish the next contender to Sheamus' world heavyweight championship but you would be wrong... kind of. The focus remains on the tag team from Hell... Kane and Daniel Bryan.
In fact, you might notice there's more focus here than anything else on the show.
That includes an appearance from WWE Hall of Famer Edge. Before you get mad at me about posting a spoiler before the show, both Edge and the company have been promoting it online for days now; blame them.
If you don't want to wait until tonight, you can click here to read full spoilers.
Remember, the show starts 8 p.m. ET on SyFy so be sure to get here nice and early to join in with all your favorite Cageside commenters. SmackDown live blog after the jump.
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG SEPT. 21
Broadcast is live.
Edge is here.
He says the reaction that fans give him never gets old.
He starts pimping his appearance on the show Haven, which debuts after this episode of Smackdown. Edge says that he has started watching WWE as a fan again, but he has never seen something quite like this.
Video of Daniel Bryan and Kane hugging it out last Monday on Raw shows.
Edge asks how the "Devil's Favorite Demon" and "Goat Boy" became BFFs and WWE Tag Team Champions.
Daniel Bryan is in.
Bryan wants to correct Edge's use of pronouns, as "they" did not become tag team champions. "I have become the tag team champions." He repeats it over and over.
Edge tells him to calm down and says the arena is trying to get a rise out of him, but he is off in his own world.
Bryan says he is an anchor, a rock, and he is one with his emotions.
Fans start chanting "YES!"
Edge asks Bryan if he is kidding him. Bryan replies negatively, saying he could see why someone like Edge could be suspicious. Edge says, "excuse me?" Bryan says that Dr. Shelby has taught him that subconscious thoughts manifest themselves in words.
Bryan asks Edge if he misses his ex-wife, Vickie Guerrero.
Bryan waxes poetic about Edge's love life with Vickie. He tells Edge to go back to acting. Bryan is cut off and Edge says he wasn't trying to make Bryan snap, but he could take that as a challenge.
Bryan says it isn't. Edge says it is. Bryan says "NO!" Edge says "YES!" Bryan snaps.
Kane says they were wrong and he is the tag team champion. Him and Bryan argue, and Edge starts yelling at the two to stop.
Bryan and Kane ask why Edge is so angry.
Edge goes in on Bryan for a bit, but then says that Kane isn't a big-red Barney, but the "Big Red Machine." Edge asks Kane if he remembers all the stuff they went through, referencing Lita and Paul Bearer. Kane says he does and he is ready to rectify this situation right now.
Edge takes the jacket off and Kane extends his arms for a hug.
The two hug it out.
Bryan snaps and starts screaming, "NO!"
Edge calls Bryan over for a group-hug.
Damien Sandow begs our indulgence.
He says that for the past fortnight, this series has played out. He says this is a complete abomination. He says that the WWE has fallen to such depths and that as our intellectual savior and martyr...
Edge tells him to "shut up." Edge says if he really wants to do something, he should come face one of the two in the ring.
Sandow says he is a thinking man and doesn't resort to violence.
Edge asks the crowd who they want Sandow to wrestle, and the crowd is firmly behind Kane. He alternates the names of the tag champions, to which they give "YES!" and "NO!" answers.
Sandow on the ramp begging Edge to stop and shouting "NO!" as we head to commercial.
Damien Sandow vs. Kane
Lockup and Sandow gets a side headlock. He is sent off the ropes and gets hit with a shoulder block. Sandow goes to the outside and Kane takes chase.
Sandow runs back inside and misses an elbow drop on Kane trying to enter. Kane pulls him out for an uppercut and goes back inside.
Kane puts Sandow in the corner and roughs him up. He whips Sandow into a corner and charges, but only eats an elbow. Sandow off the ropes, but he eats a big boot. Kane whips Sandow, who kicks Kane in the face before a back bodydrop attempt.
This angers Kane and Sandow heads outside. He stops in front of Daniel Bryan, who is seated next to the announce table. He tells Sandow he is the tag team champions. Kane brings him inside and Sandow escapes to the opposite apron. Kane follows and eats a hangman's neckbreaker.
Sandow pummeling Kane in the corner. Action moves to the center and Kane hits a side suplex. Kane splashes Sandow in the corner and whips Sandow into another corner, giving him another splash. Sidewalk slam gets him a nearfall.
Kane up top and hits the flying clothesline. Looking for a Chokeslam.
Bryan on the outside holding both belts, telling Kane he is the tag team champions. Bryan gets on the apron and taunts.
Sandow takes advantage with his Straightjacket Neckbreaker on Kane. Pinfall and victory to Sandow.
Kane is mad, Bryan is happy, and Sandow is victorious.
Kane backstage and wrecking the place, asking where Daniel Bryan is.
He runs into Dr. Shelby, who tells Kane to calm down.
Kane says if Bryan doesn't return with his tag team title, he'll rip his beard from his "goat face" strand by strand.
Bryan hops out of a crate, telling Kane he doesn't have a "goat face."
Bryan calls Kane a "big, red freak." They argue with the two respective insults until Dr. Shelby screams shrilly for them to stop.
Dr. Shelby wants a trust exercise. He asks Kane if he won't rip Bryan's beard off if he gives him the tag team title, to which Kane replies affirmatively. He asks Bryan if he would like it if Kane didn't rip his beard off, to which Bryan replies affirmatively.
Bryan coughs up the belt, but Kane said there is still an issue in Bryan causing Kane to lose to Sandow. Dr. Shelby asks Kane if he'd like it if he talked to Booker T to get Bryan in a match tonight, to which Kane says he would.
Kane smiles in Bryan's face and tells him that he is the tag team champion.
Alberto Del Rio in Booker T's office.
Del Rio asks him why he was a coward and reinstated the Brogue Kick right before his match. Booker says it is devastating, but legal. ADR wants another title shot, but Booker says that it won't happen until ADR proves himself.
He makes ADR/Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton/Sheamus a title opportunity for ADR. If his team wins, he gets another shot.
Eve at ringside for Layla's match next.
Layla vs. Natalya
Layla staring at Eve at ringside.
Natalya gets up in Layla's face, but she eats spinning back kick. Layla with a facebuster. Dropkick to a downed Nattie.
Layla points at Eve, but ends up on the wrong end of a lariat. Natalya stomps Layla. She locks in an abdominal stretch. Natalya attempts a pumphandle slam, but Layla gets out for a rollup nearfall. Natalya looking for a Sharpshooter, but Layla out.
Layla hits the Layout neckbreaker for the pin and victory.
Eve is thanked by Cole and Mathews at ringside as we go to commercial.
Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus
Commercial before we start.
ADR and Sheamus lockup and ADR puts Sheamus in the corner. Kick to the gut and punches follow from ADR. Sheamus fights out with a swinging neckbreaker for a nearfall.
Orton in and he gets a dropkick on ADR. Nearfall. Orton stomping on ADR and Sheamus in. Sheamus puts ADR in the corner and whips him into the opposite corner. Sheamus charges, but he runs into the corner shoulder-first. ADR with a enzuigiri to the arm.
ADR working Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus fights out and whips ADR into the opposite corner. Sheamus eats an elbow, but he gets a rolling fireman's carry slam. Cover, but Vickie is on the apron. Sheamus goes to confront her and the ref, but Ziggler levels him from behind.
ADR works Sheamus and Ziggler in. Elbow drop for a nearfall. Dolph working the sleeper in the middle of the ring. Ziggler tags in ADR while working the hold and ADR lands a kick to the back of Sheamus. Chin lock in for ADR and Sheamus works out with body shots. Sends ADR into the ropes, but ADR counters with a kick off the bodydrop attempt.
Sheamus gets the tilt-a-whirl slam.
Hot tag made.
Orton in and the clotheslines, followed by the powerslam. Rope-assisted DDT connects.
Viper is coiled.
Ziggler tries to come in, but he eats a powerslam. Orton wants the rope-assisted DDT, but ADR grabs his feet and Ziggler gets the hangman's neckbreaker. ADR with the Backstabber for a nearfall.
Ziggler brought back in and ADR holds Orton down while Ziggler slugs him. Orton fights out of the corner and sends Ziggler into it. Orton runs into an elbow and Ziggler follows up with a jumping clothesline. Ziggler holding the side headlokc, but Orton gets a side suplex.
Ziggler gets ADR in. Orton is fingertips away, but ADR stops him. Side kick from ADR to Orton. Orton counters the offense and sends ADR into the corner. Orton again runs into an elbow. ADR goes up top, but Orton sends him down to the outside for a dropkick.
Two tags are made and Sheamus now wrecking Ziggler. Clubbing axehandles knock Ziggler down. Sheamus misses on the knee lift after driving Ziggler into the corner. Ziggler going for the sleeper, but Sheamus shakes him off. Brogue Kick misses. Fameasser misses. Sheamus gets the Irish Curse.
Cover, but ADR breaks it up with a boot to the head.
ADR looking for the Cross Armbreaker, but Sheamus shoves him into Orton, who made his way inside. RKO!
Ziggler trying to use the MITB briefcase, but he eats a Brogue Kick. Pinfall and victory to Orton and Sheamus.
Cody Rhodes versus Daniel Bryan next.
Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes
Kick to the stomach and uppercuts from Bryan. Cody drops.
Bryan saying "NO!"
Cody flapjacks Bryan onto the top rope. Cody stomping Bryan and gets a nearfall. Front suplex by Cody. Stomps Bryan once again. Right hand from Cody. Body shot and Bryan reverses Cody into the corner with kicks to the chest. Cody with a kick to the gut and sends Bryan into another corner. Bryan climbs and backflips, hitting a clothesline on Cody off the ropes.
Bryan with a dropkick in the corner. He wants the "NO!" lock.
Bryan astonished and in awe of his partner entering.
Cody hits the Cross Rhodes. Pinfall and victory to Cody Rhodes.
The two mouth at each other with Kane at the top of the stage and Bryan screaming "NO!" in the ring.
Bryan backstage searching for Kane.
Kane walks up laughing. Bryan asks what that was, but Kane says he did nothing.
Bryan says that Kane didn't do anything, except set off his pyro at the most inopportune of the match. Bryan says Kane is bitter because he is the better singles competitor. Bryan says that Kane and his shiny hair belong in a basement where he can wallow.
Kane says Bryan belongs in a petting zoo with his "goat face." Bryan says that maybe Kane belongs in a basement petting zoo.
Bryan asks what two folks are looking at.
Rhodes and Sandow are there, laughing at the discourse between the two. Kane and Bryan challenge them to a match, which causes Rhodes and Sandow to scamper.
Kane and Bryan argue over who they were scared off.
Raw Rebound features the continuation of Punk and Cena's rivalry.
Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater
Taunts with a little dance-off. Brodus gyrating and Slater windmilling. Clay with a powerslam. Clay sends Slater into the ropes and a clubbing blow to the chest.
Clay gets a running knee lift. Slater gets up and gets a boot to the face off Clay after a back bodydrop attempt. Slater with punches, but Brodus with another slam.
T-bone suplex hits.
Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal interfere. All three men put the boots to Clay. Double suplex from McIntyre and Mahal. McIntyre with a double-armed DDT. Mahal with the Camel Clutch.
Slater, McIntyre, and Mahal lock hands and raise them in victory.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Santino Marella
Non-title match here.
Santino tries a drop toehold, but nothing. Cesaro with a uppercut. Karelin lift suplex by Cesaro. Neck crank in for Cesaro.
Aksana sitting on the steel steps, looking all so sultry.
Santino fights back and gets the hip toss and diving headbutt.
The Cobra once against distracted by Aksana. Cesaro attacks him from behind and Cesaro takes the Cobra, throwing it on the ground. Aksana is reaching in and trying to grab it, but Santino pushes Cesaro into the ropes and Aksana falls in.
Cesaro with his Very European Uppercut. Pinfall, but no ref.
Cesaro tells Aksana to get out of the ring, as he has a match.
Santino rolls up Cesaro and gets the victory.
Santino celebrates on the outside while Cesaro looks dumbstruck in-ring. He goes outside and has a mic.
Unfortunately, our five-language phrase is "we're finished.
Cesaro walks off as Aksana cries.
Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow
Tag teams surround the ring.
The Usos, Prime Time Players, Kidd and Gabriel on the outside.
Kane and Cody start off. Kane muscles Rhodes into the corner and pummels him. Headbutt and stomps to Rhodes. Kane with a right hand that reels Rhodes. Rhodes off the ropes, but he ducks out and tags Sandow.
Kane brings Sandow in via flip over the top rope. Uppercut by Kane and he is working Sandow in the corner. Kane drags Sandow into a hard clothesline for a nearfall. Snapmare and dropkick by Kane.
Bryan tags himself in and Kane argues.
Cody Rhodes is in and charges, only to get a drop toehold. Thai kicks to the chest of a kneeling Rhodes. Running dropkick gets him a nearfall.
Bryan with the wristlock and he puts his hand out for Kane, but says "NO!" Kane says "YES!" They exchange, but Bryan is tossed into Kane by Rhodes.
Rhodes hits the Disaster Kick for a nearfall.
Sandow takes out Kane on the outside.
Sandow brought in and he stomps Bryan down.
Cody back in and locks the hammerlock. Bryan elbows out and they go off the ropes, double crossbodies brings both down.
Kane tagged in and so is Sandow. Sandow dropped and slammed into the turnbuckle face-first. Strikes in the corner. Rhodes distracts Kane and Sandow goes on the offensive, but Kane gets control for a DDT.
Chokeslam locked in, but Sandow elbows his way out.
Sandow off the ropes and he comes into another Chokeslam.
Cody Rhodes cracks Kane from behind with a chair for a DQ, giving Kne and Bryan the victory.
Bryan takes the chair on the apron and Kane drops Rhodes with a big boot.
Bryan has the chair and he is ready to pummel Rhodes. He deliberates, but gives Kane the chair. Kane cracks Rhodes and sends him to the outside.
Sandow out in the middle of the ring. Bryan in with a chair. The team exchange striking Sandow's back with the chairs back and forth.
Kane grabs the Usos and puts them inside, where Bryan unleashes chair strikes.
All teams brought in there and Kane and Bryan clearing house with the chairs.
Pyro hits and the two hold chairs in the air in unity.
The two bicker over the belts as we fade to black.