WE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 30, 2012) from Bossier City with a taped show on SyFy featuring Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler in the main event of the evening.
And John Cena is back yet again to terrorize the blue brand.
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Come back here at 8 p.m. ET for the SmackDown live blog.
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR NOV. 30
Recap of this week's WWE action and preview of tonight's show.
Broadcast is live.
John Cena is here.
Recap of Cena's injury and the whole AJ situation.
Cena immediately plays to the fans, letting us know that this is SmackDown. Cena says he isn't a usual participant on this show, but he is excited to see how Dolph Ziggler does in the main event tonight. Cena says he is focused on Ziggler because Ziggler is focused on him. Cena taunts Ziggler, making fun of his reign as World Heavyweight Champion and says he is a man in a teenage girl's body.
He talks about him beating Ziggler on Raw earlier this week. Cena says Ziggler will not be in a match tonight, but he will be in a fight with Sheamus.
Enter...Alberto Del Rio?
Del Rio says Cena shouldn't be worried about Ziggler, but he should be worried about stepping into his house. Cena says that he's wrong, as this broadcast belongs to the WWE Universe.
Del Rio says that this is his show and that Cena is a "gringo estupido." Del Rio reminds Cena that he is a former MITB and Royal Rumble winner. He adds that he is a two-time WWE Champion. Del Rio asks if Cena remembers the last time they met, as he beat him down. Del Rio tells Cena to leave his show and his ring right now. Cena says he remembers all of those things and he can't go. But, he remembers he has a match with Del Rio...right now.
Cena sucker punches Del Rio and this match is set as we break.
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
Lockup and Del Rio grabs a side headlock. ADR sent into the ropes and Cena ducks and leapfrogs, catching ADR with a hip toss.
ADR moves outside to regroup. Cena taunts him and ADR baits him in, grabbing him and nailing a hangman's neckbreaker from the apron. ADR follows with a kick to the midsection and Cena rolls to the outside.
Cena hunched over on the announce table, but ADR comes up with a kick to the ribs once again. ADR slams Cena's face into the announce table and the action moves back inside the ring.
ADR up top. He gets a double axhandle and earns a nearfall.
ADR pushes Cena into the corner and starts working kicks to the body. Del Rio steps back to soak in the boos, but Cena charges out and unloads with strikes. Cena attempts to whip him into the corner, but ADR reverses it and Cena hits the corner hard. Del Rio with a stomp, then proceeds to mock Cena's signature hand gesture. Del Rio with a running kick to the head of Cena. And another. Snap suplex by ADR gets a nearfall.
Ziggler watching in the back.
Del Rio locks in a crossface. Cena fights up, but Del Rio knees the ribs. ADR clubbing the back. ADR suplex attempt reversed by Cena, who gets one of his own. ADR cornered and Cena charges, only to get introduced to the ring post. Del Rio stalks and lands a running enzuigiri to the arm of Cena. Del Rio works a hammerlock over the second rope. Del Rio again going up top and he lands that double axhandle/flying chop thing again for a nearfall.
Del Rio with a kick to the back and locks in a keylock as we break.
Back and Del Rio misses a senton splash from the top. Cena now with the shoulder blocks and the side slam. Five Knuckle Shuffle converts. AA attempt turns into a Backstabber by ADR. Nearfall.
Del Rio with a few stomps and kicks. Cross Armbreaker attempt, but Cena turns it around into a swinging neckbreaker. Cena goes up top, but ADR meets him with an enzuigiri. Nearfall.
Del Rio goes for a springboard kick attempt, but Cena ducks. STF attempt by Cena, but ADR kicks him off. Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from ADR gets another nearfall.
Del Rio up top again. This time, Cena counters with a dropkick. Cena puts ADR up for an AA, but ADR with the Cross Armbreaker. Cena rolls through and gets an STF in. Del Rio struggling. He tries to twist the finger of Cena, but he eventually gets two fingers on the rope to break it. Del Rio on the apron and Cena takes the bait as ADR gets an armbar over the ropes. Del Rio with a kick to the ribs and tries a battering ram, but Cena catches him in an AA. Del Rio sneaks out and lands a beautiful German suplex for a nearfall.
Del Rio puts Cena up top and pulls him down to put him in the Tree of Woe. Kicks to the body of Cena. Chokes Cena with his boot and backs off. ADR charges, but he gets a meeting with the ring post.
Cena up top. He leaps and lands his leg drop on ADR.
That's all she wrote and Cena gets the win.
Actually an excellent match here. Color me impressed.
Cena at the top of the ramp and he hits his pose. Ziggler from behind with the briefcase.
Ziggler stands over his prey.
Switching gears with a recap of The Shield's actions on Raw.
Daniel Bryan and Kane staring each other backstage. Kofi Kingston appears and says he doesn't expect them to like each other, but they need to coexist in their three-man tag match tonight against Wade Barrett & The Prime Time Players.
Bryan says he doesn't see why they can't coexist, as his partner is a destructive force. Kane says his partner is one of the best submission specialists ever and that the world hasn't seen the destruction they can cause.
Kane says that the answer to Kofi's question is "YES!" Bryan actually starts chanting "YES!" with his partner as we break away.
Cena with GM Booker T.
Cena plans on giving Ziggler a taste of his own medicine, but Booker says that he can't let that happen. He does suggest that, after the main event, Cena can handle his business any way he wants to.
Cena seems to agree.
The Great Khali vs. David Otunga
Hornswoggle at ringside.
Otunga tries to strike Khali, but Khali pushes him into the ropes and chops him. Otunga flees outside.
Outside, Hornswaggle does a senton on Otunga while the ref is tangled up with Khali. Otunga up and he starts to chase Hornswoggle, forcing Khali to take chase as fast as he can after Otunga. He clobbers Otunga with a clothesline.
Otunga tries to attack Khali while he is on the apron, but Khali pushes him away and steps inside. Chop lands on Otunga.
Hornswoggle and Khali dance in celebration.
Team Hell No & Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett & The Prime Time Players
Match starts with Kane and Darren Young.
Kane with an uppercut and pummeling Young in the corner. Kane stares down his opponents and continues to put the boots to Young. Choking him with his boot on the ground. Young tossed into the corner and Daniel Bryan brought in.
Kane whips Bryan into Young while Bryan lands a dropkick. Bryan with roundhouse kicks to the chest of Young. Snapmare and Kane in.
Kane with the running dropkick to Young for a nearfall.
Kane working the arm of Young, grinding his knee into it on the mat. Young gets up and is sent into the ropes, clubbing the back of Kane off a back bodydrop attempt. Titus O'Neil brought in.
Titus immediately eats the boot of Kane. Kane sends him outside with a clothesline and tags Bryan back in.
Flying knee by Bryan to Titus on the outside. Bryan in control as we break.
Back and Kofi is in the ring with Young. Dropkick lands by Kofi for a nearfall.
Kofi holds the front headlock and brings in Kane.
Kane with a kick to the ribs. Kane just doing his usual dominant offense on Young. Stomps, kicks, punches coming from Kane. Bryan tagged in.
Team Hell No with a double hiptoss for a nearfall. Bryan unloading with European uppercuts, but Titus O'Neil makes the blind tag. Young sends Bryan off the ropes and runs him into the boot of Titus.
Titus in and stomping Bryan. Bodyslam follows and Young back in.
Young with the power offense on Bryan, culminating in a backbreaker for a nearfall.
Young with the surfboard stretch in on Bryan. Young turns it into a reverse waistlock and goes into the corner. Titus tags in, lands a strike, and immediately tags out to Wade Barrett.
Barrett with a punch to the ribs. Pumphandle slam follows for a nearfall.
Barrett puts in the chinlock on Bryan. Bryan struggling. Bryan fights out with body shots and he is sent into the corner. Barrett eats an elbow and Bryan charges, only to get hit with the Winds of Change for a nearfall.
Barrett works into the corner and Titus is in.
Titus with stomps and power offense on Bryan. Ref breaks a boot choke and Darren Young lands a leg drop on the apron while the ref is tied up with Titus. Titus with a pumphandle slam of his own and brings in Young.
Titus with the front suplex on Young to land on Bryan for a nearfall.
Young with a chin lock in on Bryan. Bryan fights out of it and the men exchange blows in the middle of the ring. Bryan sent off the ropes and Young hits him with a Northern Lights suplex for a nearfall.
Titus brought in and he lands two backbreakers before tossing Bryan to the mat like a rag doll. Titus in a three-point stance, but he runs right into the boots of a cornered Bryan.
Hot tags made and Kane is in with Young. Kane with punches. He throws Young into the corner and lands a clothesline. And another. He punches Barrett off the apron. Young off the ropes, but he ends up eating a sidewalk slam for a nearfall.
Kane up top and flying clothesline lands. Nearfall for Kane broken up by Titus.
Titus puts some boots to Kane and gets taken out by a flying forearm from Kofi. Trouble in Paradise to Wade Barrett on the apron. Young sends Kofi outside with a clothesline. Kane meets Young, but Young hits the hangman's neckbreaker from the apron. Young up top, but he ends up eating a Chokeslam.
Bryan in. Diving headbutt converts. "NO!" Lock in and it is academic.
Bryan with the submission win.
Matt Striker with Sheamus.
Striker wants comments on the match tonight. Sheamus says that Cena can't get involved, but Ziggler still has to face him. Sheamus says that every opponent makes him think of a fight with Big Show and he will be hitting harder. Sheamus says he will kick the head off of Ziggler's shoulders.
Raw Rebound covers the effects of The Shield.
Damien Sandow begs our indulgence. He reminds us who he is and that he has made futile attempts to enlighten the unwashed masses. As our intellectual savior, he promises that he will not abandon us. However, he isn't focusing on the masses. In his infinite wisdom, he will be sharing his knowledge with us on an individual basis.
He requests a member of the audience to be his apprentice. He searches, remarking how some people even got into the building. He finds a fan in a CM Punk t-shirt and invites him in.
Sandow requests that he stop his pandering to the crowd and tells him that he has the opportunity to become his apprentice. He says that he will be asked a series of three question.
First question asks how many wheels on a tricycle, to which the fan answers correctly. The fan celebrates, but Sandow tells him that it is bad form. Second question asks how often the US holds a presidential election, to which the fan answers correctly again. Third questions asks the orbital velocity of Jupiter's moon, Europa. The fan has no idea. Sandow tells the ignoramus that it is 13.74 km/s.
Sandow tells the fan that he has embarrassed his family and the state of Louisiana. He tells the fan that the only thing stupider than his ignorance is his ridiculous haircut and he needs to leave the ring.
Sandow tells us that we are welcome.
Damien Sandow vs. Tyson Kidd
Kidd opens up with leg kicks and a spinning back kick. Sandow goes to the outside, but Kidd follows with a leap to the apron. Sandow brings him down on his face by sweeping the legs. Sandow rams him into the apron.
Inside and Sandow stomping Kidd. Multiple knee drops follow. Sandow with the Russian leg sweep and the Elbow of Disdain for a nearfall.
Neck crank in for Sandow. Kidd fights out, but Sandow clubs him and sends him into the ropes. Kidd comes off with a nice crossbody for a nearfall.
Kidd again working the flashy kicks, knocking Sandow down. He catches a Sandow kick in the corner and turns him around, landing an enzuigiri. Kidd with a spinning back kick and running dropkick for another nearfall.
Sandow moves outside and Kidd lands a suicide dive.
Back inside and Kidd does his springboard elbow, only to have Sandow raise the knees. Terminus lands for Sandow.
Sandow takes home the victory.
Cena Make a Wish Foundation video.
Dolph Ziggler with Matt Striker.
Striker asks if he has something to prove tonight. Ziggler says that Cena took advantage of AJ's interference on Raw and that he has no clue why he is a bad guy. Ziggler says Cena is the biggest liar and is not to be trusted. Ziggler says that Cena will eat a MITB briefcase shot to the dome.
"I AM SO DAMN SICK OF BEING SO DAMN SICK!"
Ziggler reminds us that he is the best thing going today and Sheamus is in for a rude awakening tonight.
Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal vs. The Usos
Jey Uso drives Slater into the corner and tags in Jimmy Uso.
Headbutts from both men and a diving headbutt to the chest by Jimmy earns a nearfall.
Slater cornered, but he ducks away from a splash. Jimmy still with the hard punch and goes up top. Slater picks the ankle to bring him down. Slater stomping and brings in Jinder Mahal.
Jinder with a few stomps himself and hits a butterfly suplex for a nearfall.
Chinlock in for Mahal. Mahal gets pushed off and he sends Jimmy into the corner. Jimmy explodes out with a double chop to the chest.
Jey in and he goes up top. Mahal ducks him, but Jey knocks Slater off the apron and follows by knocking Jinder down. Sidekick and Samoan drop by Jey. Running butt splash in the corner lands for a nearfall.
A little chaos breaks loose as Slater broke up the pin. Slater sneak attacks the legal man and Jinder Mahal with a full-nelson slam.
3MB wins, baybayyyyy!
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus puts Ziggler in the corner, but Ziggler ducks outside to regroup.
Back inside and Sheamus elbows out of a reverse gut wrench by Ziggler to get a side headlock takeover. He holds the headlock and Ziggler stands, sending Sheamus off the ropes. Shoulder block by Sheamus. Sheamus off the ropes, but Ziggler ducks and hops his way to a clothesline. Doing a little strut costs him, as Sheamus proceeds to beat him down in the corner. Ziggler sent off the ropes for a back bodydrop, but he counters with a kick. Sheamus ducks his attack and lands a clothesline. Scoop slam followed by an elbow drop gives Sheamus a nearfall.
Ziggler counters Sheamus and sends him to the outside. Ziggler on the apron, but Sheamus catches him. Fallaway slam into the barricade by Sheamus.
Action moves back inside, but Ziggler again goes outside. Sheamus puts him back inside and gets a shoulder block to the stomach. Ziggler with a stunner neckbreaker on the top rope of the ring. Ziggler with a kick that sends Sheamus to the floor.
We break with Ziggler in control.
Back and Ziggler working Sheamus in the corner. Splash earns Ziggler a nearfall.
Ziggler pummels Sheamus with strikes and lands a jumping elbow drop for a nearfall.
Sleeper in by Ziggler. Sheamus out with a side suplex. Sheamus with punches and the running axhandle, but Ziggler with a drop toehold onto the second rope. Ziggler leaps to the apron and punts Sheamus in the face. Nearfall back inside.
Sheamus being choked and stomped in the corner. Headbutts from a ruthless Ziggler here. Ziggler tries a splash, but he gets back bodydropped to the apron. Sheamus with the clubbing ten forearms to the chest. Suplex back in. He rolls to the apron and goes up top. He fends off Ziggler, but is forced to jump and roll. Brogue Kick attempt fails and Ziggler plants Sheamus with a jumping DDT for a nearfall.
Ziggler goes for the Fame Asser, but Sheamus ducks and hits his Irish Curse backbreaker for a nearfall.
The two exchange rollups and offense until Sheamus grabs the Texas Cloverleaf!
And here comes Big Show, giving Sheamus the DQ win. The two start slugging it out and Ziggler joins in to overwhelm Sheamus.
Super Cena to the rescue!
Cena goes after Big Show, but he ends up giving Ziggler the AA. Sheamus and him team up on Show to send him outside with a double shoulder block.
Sheamus and Cena stand tall in the ring as Ziggler and Show lick their wounds.
Fade to black.