WWE is currently this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Below is our weekly live coverage from the tapings.
Shelton Benjamin d. Chris Harris
– We are told that they accidentally turned the ring over while changing out the ECW stuff for SmackDown’s setup. Tony Chimel and referees were said to be responsible. I was told it was hilarious.
– There are two rows of tires in the center of the ring.
– We are told that there is something that looks like potato sacks at ringside. Jonathan Coachman and Michael Cole are now at their positions ringside.
WWE SmackDown (Air date 3/14):
The show opens with the Divas Swimsuit competition. Eve Torres, Cherry, Maryse, Victoria, and Michelle McCool are all featured. Maryse is voted off by the fans through their text messages.
Michelle McCool wins an obstacle course with the remaining WWE divas. The obstacle course was said to be extremely dumb as the divas had to run through the tires in the ring, complete a potato sack race, and jump a small wall.
A Ric Flair/Shawn Michaels promo is up next.
WWE shows a promo for tonight’s match between Batista and MVP for the U.S. Championship in a no holds barred match.
(1) Big Show d. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore in a handicap match. Big Show pinned Shannon Moore. After the match Big Show tossed Wang out of the ring.
It is announced that WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz will face off against one another in a WrestleMania Money in the Bank ladder match qualifier.
(2) John Morrison d. The Miz in a Money in the Bank ladder qualifying match for WrestleMania. I was told the crowd was not too involved during the match. It should also be noted that Jeff Hardy’s picture was removed from the MITB graphic.
(3) United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter d. Batisa in a No Holds Barred match to retain the title. This match was given significant amount of time. There was a lot of chairs used throughout. MVP was able to get the pin after Umaga came out and hit Batista with a Samoan Spike.
(4) Chuck Palumbo & The Great Khali d. Kane & Jamie Noble
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