WWE taped this weekâ<80><99>s edition of SmackDown from the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizoona. This weekâ<80><99>s edition of ECW on Sci-Fi was broadcast live earlier tonight. The following dark match took place before ECW.
According to one our correspondents, everyone was searched entering the building.
The event is said to be sold out.
Vladimir Kozlov defeated a local guy billed from Tucson, Arizona via pinfall.
Off-Air ECW Notes:
After ECW went off the air ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero slapped CM Punk. Punk laid him out with a kick and rose up the ECW Championship to the roar of the crowd. Chavo finally got up and told the live crowd that he is â<80><9c>happyâ<80> he is receiving all of the love from the raza as the majority Mexican crowd is said to be booing him.
Jonathan Coachman and Michael Cole come out to Coachmanâ<80><99>s music. There is a lot of heat on Coachman.
WWE SmackDown (Air Date 2/29):
The show starts with no pyro, there are two local jobbers (referred to as nobodies) already in the ring. The Big Showâ<80><99>s music hits as he gets a pop from the crowd. A total squash match occurs with Big Show winning after hitting one of the local guys (referred to as a Hacksaw Jim Duggan lookalike) in the face.
After the squash match, Big Show gets on the mic and says that there is a rumor that Floyd Mayweather is going to face Oscar De La Hoya in September. He says that rumor is false because he is going to crush Mayweather at WrestleMania XXIV.
Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore defeated Deuce & Domino via pinfall.
There is a backstage vignette with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero. They talk about leaving the United States and moving to Canada. They go to make out but Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins interrupt and say that Edge has to take care of Undertaker. Edge tells Zack that it is his job to do tonight to Zackâ<80><99>s disarray.
Chuck Palumbo defeated Jamie Noble via pinfall.
Maryse is backstage with Vickie Guerrero. Batista walks in and asks her if he can represent SmackDown in the match for brand superiority at WrestleMania. After Maryse whispers something in her ear, Vickie says yes. Therefore itâ<80><99>s Umaga vs. Batista in a Raw vs. SmackDown match for WrestleMania.
Undertaker vs. Zack Ryder is announced for later in the night.
Batista & Kane defeated MVP & The Great Khali via pinfall.
Eve Torres comes to the ring and hypes the upcoming WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. They run the Peter Maivia/Rocky Johnson piece that ran on Raw.
Jesse & Festus defeat The Miz & John Morrison via pinfall.
Big Daddy V defeats Ball Mahoney in a squash match.
After the match, The Undertaker comes out and takes out Big Daddy V. He chokeslams Balls. He then calls out World Heavyweight Champion Edge and tells him to bring out his minion to his yard and that theyâ<80><99>ll both rest in peace. One of our correspondent notes that they may make it appear as if Undertaker came out of nowhere because Undertaker walked down the ramp with smoke and flames going.
The Undertaker defeats Zack Ryder via submission.
After SmackDown Goes Off The Air:
Edge backs up on the outside as Batistaâ<80><99>s music hits. Kaneâ<80><99>s music follows. Edge is frozen in fear and selling his â<80><9c>injuries.â<80> They back him into the ring, he tries to escape but they put him back in. Kane hits a chokeslam, Batista a Spear, and Undertaker a Tombstone.
Kane and The Undertaker exit ringside with their brothers of destruction handshake. Batista goes all around the arena shaking hands with fans on his way out.
Edge, finally gets up in the ring and says that Undertaker wonâ<80><99>t have Kane and Batista at WrestleMania. Tony Chimmel announces Edge as the World Heavyweight Champion and tells everyone goodnight. Edgeâ<80><99>s music plays.
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