Credit: Larry Csonka
WWE Saturday Morning Slam 10.20.12 (Episode 9)
-Scott Stamford welcomes us to the show for a run down of what we’ll see today.
Zack Ryder vs. Justin Gabriel
We get a gentlemanly handshake to begin the match. Arm drag by Gabriel to begin, lock up, and then an arm drag by Ryder. Wristlock by Gabriel, works the arm bar, escape by Ryder and into a wristlock. Takes Gabriel down and into a hammerlock. Gabriel escapes, counters and then a roll up by Gabriel for 2. Ryder tries to work the arm, back flip counter by Gabriel, arm drag and into an arm bar. Off the ropes, and they cross body block each other, both men are down…
Back to action here, top wristlock by Gabriel and takes Ryder down. To their feet, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Gabriel connects. Counters, some cool stuff by Gabriel and then the monkey flip and roll up gets 2. Roll up by Ryder for 2. They both try dropkicks at the same time, and then shake hands. Takedown by Gabriel, and back to the arm. Ryder counters, off the ropes and Ryder misses a cross body and gets caught up in the ropes. Gabriel covers for 2. Ryder counters a slam, counter by Gabriel and he slams Ryder down. Misses an asai moonsault, Ryder to the second ropes and hits a dropkick for 2. Ryder sets for the rough Ryder, countered and then counters off the ropes, hit the rough Ryder (cut away from it again) and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Zack Ryder @ 9:30 via pin
-After the match, we have some good sportsmanship as Ryder invited Gabriel back into the ring to shake hands. Gabriel then raised Ryder’s arm and they hugged. GOOD SPORTS!
-We go to the video vault to look at snakes in wrestling. We see some promos from Jake Roberts in the past with Damien. They discuss the “Texas Rattlesnake,” Steve Austin and the “Apex predator” Randy Orton. Orton says he was called the viper because he is fascinated with reptiles.
Daniel Bryan vs. Tyson Kidd
And here we go. Lock up, Bryan works the arm and yells NO at the crowd. Kidd counters off the ropes and then grabs the beard of Bryan. Bryan rolls to the floor and threatens to leave, but Kane makes his way out. Kane tells him to get back into the ring. Bryan back in, snags up Kidd and does the airplane spin for about 30-seconds. He drops Kidd, is dizzy now and then misses his corner dropkick, due to being dizzy. Kidd covers for 2. Bryan then makes himself into a ball, Kidd rolls him around for a while, trying to find a way to cover him. Kidd gets frustrated, and Bryan waves at him. Bryan then rolls up Kidd for the wacky win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Daniel Bryan@ 3:50 via pin
-Kane comes out after the match, takes both tag titles and stands on the turnbuckles celebrating that he is the tag team champions. Bryan, who couldn’t reach the titles, finally got one of the belts. They then argue over who were the tag team champions.