*Spoiler:* Detailed Fan Report From The Smackdown Tapings

Nick Paglino

R-Truth comes out and does his thing to lead us into Chris Jericho vs R-Truth. I dont remember much of this besides for Jericho missing the Codebreaker allowing R-truth to roll up for the pin and win. I do remember that Jericho didn’t talk which was fantastic.

The "I cant believe this is actually happening moment" goes to Michelle McCool who fought Layla who was wearing a fat suit labeled "Piggie James." Awful, just awful. Chants of "this is boring" started then it ended. I cant express in words how dumb this segment was.

Then we cut to Batista walking up to Shawn Michaels in the back telling him he isn’t going to win the Rumble. Batista is threatening Michaels and HHH walks up and asks Batista if he has anything to say to him. We end the segment with a Batista/HHH stare down. 

Rey vs HBK: Awesome match. Just good solid wrestling. Rey Mysterio hits the 619 which Michaels sold ala Rock vs Stone Cold Stunner. Mysterio gets up to hit from the ropes and HBK hits him midair with Sweet Chin Music. Fantastic Spot. Worth watching the show for that alone. Then Batista hits the ring and attacks HBK. HHH makes the save and clotheslines Batista outside the ring. Seemed like an odd encounter as when Batista was laying on the outside of the ring I could see him rotating his ankle like he hurt it. Undertakers music hits the arena goes dark we go lights up to Undertaker standing in the middle of the ring. He chokeslams Mysterio and Michaels. Then Chris Jericho runs out like he is going to do something about it and is promptly removed.  I believe this is where we stopped taping.  The advertised dark match was Batista vs Undertaker. As Batista is limping to the back with a ref Teddy Long tells us Batista cannot compete so the match will be DX and the Undertaker vs CM Punk, Luke Gallows and Chris Jericho. Pretty lame dark match and HBK seems irritated that he has to fight again. The match ends with Undertaker hitting a Chokeslam and scoring the pin fall. Music plays as we leave.

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