After the cameras stopped rolling, Teddy Long announced a Triple Threat match for the title between Swagger, Show, and Chris Jericho (who came out for the third time tonight). First, Show poured water on Swagger to wake him up from the punch. Then Swagger rolled out of the ring as Show and Jericho worked on each other. In the end, Show knocked out Jericho, but Swagger came in and hit Show with the title, winning the match by pinning Jericho. After the match, Show got up and knocked out Swagger for the second time.
Swagger and Jericho were lying in the ring selling the knock-outs for a LONG time. Big Show paraded around the ringside area, giving high fives. He even picked up a baby and posed with her for a picture.
The ring crew was already taking everything apart by this time. After having Gatorade poured on him by referees and trainers, Swagger finally got up and left, acting drunk as he walked up the ramp. Jericho remained lying down on his back in the ring for a VERY LONG time. The ring crew was tearing the ring apart and he was still laying there for about 20 minutes. Some people around me were joking that he would still be laying there after the ring was taken down. It was amazing how long he was there. The arena was almost empty, security was forcing us out, and the stage/camera/ring/equipment crews had disassembled most things when Jericho finally sat up, got up, asked the ring crew where he was, raised his hand in his own “imaginary” form of victory, and left back up the ramp. I’ve never seen anything like the length and amount of selling that Jericho did for his knock-out by the Big Show. It was almost unbelievable.
And so ended a great show, and a fantastic live experience at the Smackdown tapings in Hershey, PA. Have fun watching this episode of Smackdown on Friday night!
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