WWE Smackdown 2/18/11…The 600Th Episode of Smackdown

Tonight, we are witnessing history, 2 days away from Elimination Chamber, WWE is celebrating the 600th episode of Smackdown.  Tonight, we get a 12 man tag team match between John Cena, Randy Orton, John Morrison, Edge, Rey Mysterio, and R-Truth taking on CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and Kane.

Michael Cole, Josh Matthews, and Booker T welcome us to the show, and we kick things off with the big 12 man tag team match now.

For some unknown reason, Edge still is wearing the World Heavyweight Title, even though Dolph Ziggler is supposed to have a coronation as the new World Heavyweight champion, and Michael Cole continues to tell us that.

The team of EDge, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, John Morrison, Randy Orton and John Cena win the match with a 619 and a Spear by Edge on Dolph Ziggler.  Good, long match here, and it sets the tone to Elimination Chamber.

Excuse Me….

Vickie Guerrero is ordering Edge to hand over the World Heavyweight Title, she is showing us why.

We see footage from last week when Edge used the Spear and Vickie saw it, therefore, Edge loses the World Heavyweight Title, despite Clay Matthews coming in as a referee and counting 1…2…3.

Vickie said Clay was not a licensed official, so Dolph Ziggler is the new World Heavyweight Champion and he will have his coronation later tonight.  But Edge can watch it from his hotel room because she knows he attacked Teddy, he has always had this uncontrollable rage.  Even though she and Teddy doesn’t get along, she must do her job, so she regrets to inform Edge….he is FIRED!!!!!

Moments ago, we see what we just saw….Edge is fired.

They show us footage from last month now between Rey Mysterio and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes.  Rey “viciously” took out The Dashing One. 

Earlier this week, Todd Grisham (Does he still work here?) is talking with “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, who is wearing a mask to protect his face.  He said his operation was a success, but what about the opportunity of success?  It’s been destroyed.  While Rey is on his road to Wrestlemania, Cody’s dream is gone.  He is here to say his doctor has cleared him to travel, which means he will be at Smackdown next week with an announcement to make.

Diva’s Tag Team action is up now.  Eve and Beth Phoenix taking on Layla and Maryse.

2-21-11 video, and no it’s not Sting making an appearance, the Deadman will return.

Michelle McCool joins the three men for commentary.  She hurt her foot and blames it on Layla for kicking her a few weeks ago.

Layla and Maryse win the match when Michelle distracted Eve a bit, and both Layla and Maryse gave her a double kick for the win.

Coming up next, The Great One returns to Raw, and is named the host of Wrestlemania.

Earlier tonight, we see that Edge is fired.  Still to come tonight, the new World Champion, Dolph Ziggler is crowned.

Kofi Kingston, the Intercontinental Champion is ready for action.  His opponent is The WWE Champion, The Miz.

Kofi took the L, as expected here.  Alberto Del Rio come out to distract Kofi, but Miz gave Kofi a Skull Crushing Finale for the win.

Alberto gives Kofi and a wink and a smile, and walks away.  That’s class right there, but you already knew that.

Now they run down the longest running shows on TV.  I seriously doubt the show is the 3rd longest reigning episodic show on TV, but okay.

Still to come, the World Heavyweight Title coronation to the new champion, Dolph Ziggler.

Coming up next, the WWE Tag Team Titles are on the line, Santino and Kozlov taking on Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel.

An Eddie Guerrero clip, we miss you Eddie.  Viva La Razza.

Tag Team title match is up now.

Gabriel and Slater get DQ’d after Barrett and Jackson came in and beat down on Santino after the Cobra, but here comes Big Show for the save.  Ezekiel Jackson is upset, he gets on the apron, climbs into the ring, but The Corre says now is not the time, so he leaves.

A Smackdown Classic, the Supermarket Brawl between Booker T and Stone Cold Steve Austin.  Booker just has to laugh about it.

The ring is being set for the Coronation next.

Dolph and Vickie are in the ring already, with the title on display. 

Vickie said as General Manager, is a great privilege to introduce the new World Heavyweight Champion, Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph is celebrating, holding the title up.

Here comes Teddy Long.

Teddy said that they look like they saw a ghost.  Teddy said that Vickie had the most to gain.  Is her investigation through?  Vickie first denies everything, then blurts out it’s Dolph that did the whole thing, she is sorry to rat him out.  Teddy informs us that he is back in charge.  She had the power to fire people, and he has the power to re-hire people, so we will have a World Title match right now, and Dolph’s opponent is the newly hired Edge.

So, WWE Wrestlers who get fired stay unemployed for one hour in WWE?  The world title match is up now.

Edge becomes an 11 time World Champion by spearing Dolph Ziggler.  Very short match here.

After the match, Teddy comes back and he fires Dolph.

Edge said that he was at the 1st Smackdown, and here we are in the 600th episode, and he is the World Heavyweight Champion.  He knows what it’s like to get fired, so he has a song for Dolph.  Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye, while confetti is flying all over the place, ending the show.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This was a fun show, especially showing the clips of the past shows, but I had one big problem here, and that is the main event, or lack thereof.  I understand they had to find closure, but we all knew it would be Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero.  So why not fire Vickie?  Why classify that Edge is an 11-time champion when the reality is he never really lost the title?  It devalues the championship like that, and let’s not do that.  Furthermore, do they know that they have a PPV this coming Sunday and need to fill that other slot?  Will it be Big Show?  Will anyone take that spot?  It’s just stupid.

Here is the good part though, they gave us less matches and more focus in them.  We had a very long match that had time and substance in the 12 man tag team match to start the show off.  We also had a decent match between Kofi and The Miz.  At the PPV, we will have Alberto Del Rio taking on Kofi Kingston, and I am not sure if I heard the announcers say that.  I guess there will be more questions that will be answered as we get closer to the build of Wrestlemania.  What were your thoughts on the show?  Give me an email at DJKevinGillman75@aol.com or give me your thoughts on the site.  I’ll talk to you on Sunday night at Elimination Chamber.

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2 Responses to WWE Smackdown 2/18/11…The 600Th Episode of Smackdown

  1. Dave says:

    I agree about the title, that just tarnishes the legacy behind it. Exactly why, as much as Lawler deserves to win a title so he can say that he won one, it shouldn’t be allowed to happen. I love King, but I don’t want him to win a title just for the sake of so he can say he got a title. The rumor mills are going nuts over who the replacement will be. I’ve heard Christian, Big Show, and Triple H, among others. Me? I think Ziggler just gets rehired. Honestly wouldn’t surprise me at this point.

  2. Kevin Gillman says:

    yeah, especially the legacy of the World Title. I don’t have a problem with King getting his shot here, but The Miz must look good and beat him, I hope it’s a clean pin and no help since he needs to look strong heading into Mania. The Miz surely had a good week here beating both Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston. As far as those three choices you said, I see Big Show getting the shot. I think Big Zeke will come out and cost him the match so those two can have their showdown at Mania, but my personal choice would be Christian. That whole thing about his injury not healing well could be a ruse to get a big pop when he comes in? We can hope anyway.

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