Report courtesy of Jacob Botelho and PWInsider.com …
Smackdown opens with Rey challenging Alberto Del Rio to a Ladder match at the PPV, could’ve been a TLC match, it wasn’t clear. Rey and Del Rio fight and ends with Rey putting ADR thru a table. They had to do that spot 3 times, the table wouldn’t break properly.
Dolph Ziggler with Vickie and Drew McIntyre beat Kaval and MVP in a nice match that got some time. Strong back and forth, Dolph hit the ZigZag on Kaval to win.
Kane runs out and destroys MVP and Kaval. Edge on the screen with Paul Bearer in the loading dock. Kane runs back to find them. He sees them in the back and runs after them then Edge loses him. Kane sees Edge pushing Paul from under a semi truck trailer, Kane finds Paul behind another trailer and a stack of crates/boxes falls on him, revealing it’s a dummy. Edge is with Paul on the other end of the loading dock and runs off.
Kofi Kingston beats Jack Swagger in a great 15+ minute match to become number 1 contender for Dolph’s IC title. Long match with great work from both guys. A few botches from each but nothing major. Back and forth the entire way with a good stretch of innovative moves on the outside of the ring near the end. Jack kicked out of the Ranhei. Later Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise from the outside to Swagger who was leaning between the first and second rope.
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