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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Smackdown Results : 7/17/09

We open with Jeff Hardy coming out to the ring and addressing his past with substance abuse. CM Punk then came out to rebuff him.
Punk had the first match of the night vs John Morrison. It started off as a strange session of back and forth before turning into a shoving match. It quickly became a mat match as Morrison slapped a beautiful arm bar on Punk from a flat position on the mat by leaning into Punk's shoulder. Punk used a spider move on the ropes trying for a submission, he then tried his go to sleep but it was countered by a monkey flip. Punk had a near fall with a short back breaker. Morrison got the pin with a small roll up.
Second match of the night was Kane vs R-Truth. This was all Kane. R-Truth got a few kicks in sending Kane over the ropes but Kane turned it back around and pinned him for the win.
Third match of the night was a mixed tag team match. The Hart Dynasty vs Cryme Tyme/Eve. Natala and Eve started this one off. Tyson Kid then tagged in causing Shad to as well. This was a series of blows before a quick tag was made to JTG. Another quick tag brought Smith into the match. JTG was sent face first into the turnbuckle. Kid tagged back in having a few near falls on JTG with a submission move. JTG countered with a low hip toss and managed to tag in Eve. This brought Natala in by default. Natala was sent into the ringpost before landing a neckbreaking clothesline on Eve for the pin.
The main event of the night was a tag team match between Jericho/Dolph Ziggler and Hardy/Mysterio. Hardy and Jericho started this one off. Jericho got slammed into the corner with Hardy landing a double kick to his chest. Ziggler tagged in getting a near fall on Hardy by preforming a standing frogsplash. Jericho tagged back in giving Hardy a clothesline for another near fall. It went back and forth for a while. Mysterio tagged in. Ziggler tagged himself in via a blind tag then proceeded to pull Mysterio off the ring apron saving his partner from a 619. He then got a few near falls by turning it into a mat match. Ziggler was then tossed into the ring post. Hardy and Jericho both tagged in. Hardy had one more near fall on Jericho then tossed Jericho into the announce team, where CM Punk had been sitting. Punk then pushed Jericho into Hardy, sending Hardy chest first into the sharp corner of the steel steps. It was ruled a double DQ.

This was a short show. Not many matches, too much crap. I have to say that the quality of the matches have gotten better. I would rather watch 4 matches at 20 minutes each that are of this caliber then what used to be served. Smackdown is improving every week.

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