Off-Air SD! Notes: Dark Match Result, DX vs Legacy in a Cage

Nick Paglino

Thanks to TJ Church for sending in this live report from the Cleveland Smackdown taping:

-There was only 1 dark match. Dolph Ziggler ripped on the people of Cleveland, before beating Jimmy Wang Yang.

-As announced weeks ago by the venue Website, the dark match main event after the show was DX vs. Legacy in a steel cage. 

HHH & HBK come out to a huge reaction. HHH does his usual opening, until after he says the line about "the millions watching at home". HBK signals to him to cut that part. HHH asks around for the time. When told it’s 10:30, he tells Shawn, "Raw doesn’t go off the air until 11, so we’re good." HBK whispers in his ear, & HHH says, "What’re we doing on Smackdown?" More whispering gets, "You mean this isn’t gonna be on TV at all?"
 
HHH says, "…thousands in attendance, &… Well, because it’s Tuesday, but nobody will see any of what’s just happened until Friday, but we’re here anyway, so let’s make the most of it,…".
 
Legacy comes out to huge heel heat. HBK holds the cage door open for them, but HHH is making them back away from it. DX appears to have problems deciding who will start the match for them, so the official reminds them they can tag in-&-out. They then do so about 10x without any bells or offense happening.
 
DX wins the match with simultaneous final moves. HHH seems to have gone backstage quickly after, but HBK circles the ring, shaking hands & interacting with fans.
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