SATURDAY MORNING SLAM (2012-)

2012

8/28/12; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
9/8/12 - featured a video package on Damien Sandow; included a segment of Damien's Dictionary in which he taught the words "matriculate," "sophomoric," and "valedictorian;" featured a segment of the Video Vault with profiles on Bobby Heenan, the Genius, Dean Douglas, and Matt Striker; included a segment of the 3rd Degree in which Brodus Clay, Heath Slater, Cody Rhodes, Natalya Neidhart, WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin, Zack Ryder, and WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston about their favorite courses in school; featured comments from David Arquette, Angus T. Jones, WWE World Champion CM Punk, John Cena, Melissa Farman, Alicia Fox, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, and others about being bullied and the 'Be A Star' program; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA by Punk; featured a video package on 'Be a Star' events during Summer Slam week, with comments from David Otunga, Stephanie McMahon, Natalya, James Durbin, Fox, Ryan Lochte, DJ Pauly D, Piers Morgan, Joe Buck, Terry Crews, and others; included a closing segment of Damien's Dictionary in which he taught the word "curriculum":
Sin Cara pinned Michael McGillicutty at 9:01 with La Mistica; Josh Matthews & William Regal provided commentary for the bout; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights

9/4/12; Moline, IL; I Wireless Center
9/15/12 - featured a video package on Justin Gabriel, followed by him on tour in South Africa; included a video package on the various countries of origin by WWE superstars past and present; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA with World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus; included a video package on international fans, including those in Japan and China; featured the announcement the following week's show would focusing on the history of the WWE IC Title; included a closing segment in which WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro taught how to say "Welcome back to school" in five languages:
WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston defeated Primo Colon & Epico at 9:20 when Kingston pinned Epico with a crossbody off the top after Epico struck the corner; Josh Matthews & Santino Marella provided commentary for the match

9/11/12; Ottawa, Ontario; Scotiabank Place
10/6/12:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Michael McGillicutty with the 619 and splash off the top at 10:14; Josh Matthews & Santino Marella provided commentary for the bout

9/25/12; Buffalo, NY; First Niagra Center
10/13/12:
WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin pinned Justin Gabriel in a non-title match with the Skull Crushing Finale at 6:25 after Gabriel failed a springboard moonsault attempt; Josh Matthews & Santino Marella provided commentary for the match

10/15/12; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
10/20/12 - Josh Matthews & Santino Marella provided commentary for the show; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA featuring Beth Phoenix; included a video package on snakes in WWE - from Jake Roberts, Steve Austin, and Randy Orton, followed by comments from Orton:
Zack Ryder pinned Justin Gabriel at 9:31 with the Rough Ryder; the two shook hands to start the match; during the finish, the camera cut to the commentary team reacting to the move; after the contest, Ryder invited Gabriel back into the ring and hugged him
WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan pinned Tyson Kidd at 3:34 with a take down and crucifix roll up; early in the match, Bryan attempted to walk out of the match but WWE Tag Team Champion Kane came out, preventing his escape; after the bout, Kane and Bryan argued over who was the tag team champions, during which Kane held the title belts in the air outside of Bryan's reach

10/2/12; Tulsa, OK; Bank of Oklahoma Center
10/27/12 - Josh Matthews & Mike Mizanin provided commentary for the show; featured a segment in which WWE Tag Team Champion Kane discussed the history of monsters in WWE, including the Boogeyman, Papa Shango, the Undertaker, and himself; included a segment in which Kaitlyn showed viewers how to do their own Halloween costumes at home; featured a segment in which Miz, R-Truth, Alicia Fox, AJ, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Brodus Clay discussed their favorite Halloween costumes; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA featuring Brodus Clay:
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Epico (w/ Primo Colon) with the splash at 2:07; after the bout, Clay, Cameron, & Naomi danced in the ring
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Derrick Bateman in a non-title match with the Neutralizer at 9:51 after avoiding a crossbody off the top; Bateman came out in possession of an American flag

11/3/12 - included a video package on luchadores and Mexico's Day of the Dead, with a look at La Parka, Juventud Guerrera, and Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured a look at some of Mysterio's favorite masks; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA with Heath Slater:
Sin Cara pinned El Local (Ricardo Rodriguez wearing a mask) with the Swanton off the top at 7:32; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; Josh Matthews & Santino Marella provided commentary for the match (9/25/12; Buffalo, NY)
Brodus Clay (w/ Cameron & Naomi) pinned Cody Rhodes with the splash at 7:22; Josh Matthews & Dolph Ziggler provided commentary for the bout; after the match, clay, Cameron, & Naomi danced in the ring with several young fans (10/29/12; Charlotte, NC)

10/16/12; Memphis, TN; Fed-Ex Forum
11/10/12 - Josh Matthews & Dolph Ziggler provided commentary for the show; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA with AJ; included a video message from John Cena in which he thanked the troops and veterans for their sacrifices; featured a Video Vault segment focusing on giant wrestlers, including the Great Khali, World Heavyweight Champion the Big Show, and Andre the Giant:
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 11:18 when Young was pinned after sustaining a Samoan Drop and splash off the top
The Great Khali pinned Primo Colon (w/ Epico) at 3:06 when Primo failed a slam attempt and Khali fell on top for the win

10/23/12; Providence, RI; Dunkin' Donuts Center
11/17/12 - Josh Matthews & Santino Marella provided commentary for the show; featured a video package on Mike Mizanin doing scenes in front of a green screen; included a video package recapping previous Survivor Series events -- John Cena & the Rock vs. Miz & R-Truth, Rock's debut in 1996, Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels in 1997, and a look at some of the traditional elimination matches; featured a Saturday Morning Spotlight segment focusing on WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston, with comments from Chilli of TLC, Kingston himself, and Layla; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA with David Otunga:
R-Truth pinned William Regal at 3:10 with a modified victory roll
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Zack Ryder in a non-title match with a twisting crossbody off the top at 9:04; after the match, the two shook hands and hugged

10/30/12; Fayetteville, NC; Crown Center
11/24/12 - featured Josh Matthews & R-Truth on commentary; included a segment of 3rd Degree in which WWE Divas Champion Eve, Drew McIntyre, Mick Foley, David Otunga, Santino Marella, and Dolph Ziggler talked about what they were thankful for; featured a backstage segment in which Mike Mizanin hosted a pie eating contest between Truth, Marella, and Zack Ryder, won by Marella; after Marella was announced the winner, Ryder and Truth then threw pies in Marella's face, leading to a food fight; moments later, Brodus Clay, Cameron, and Naomi walked in; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA with WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro:
Justin Gabriel pinned El Local at 3:38 with a moonsault into a reverse DDT after Local struck the corner
Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal (w/ Drew McIntyre) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 8:15 when Slater pinned Jimmy with a powerslam off the top after Jimmy kicked away an interfering McIntyre after McIntyre climbed on the apron

11/6/12; Birmingham, England; LG Arena
12/1/12 - featured Josh Matthews & R-Truth on commentary; featured a video package in which Layla shared the culture of England and the differences between British and American words; included a Video Vault segment focusing on wrestlers from the UK - William Regal, Davey Boy Smith, Paul Burchill, and Wade Barrett; featured a Saturday Morning Spotlight on Barrett; included a "Don't try this at home" PSA with WWE Divas Champion Eve; featured a closing backstage promo by John Cena in which he said he would be on the following week's show and issued an open challenge to anyonoe; moments later, Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal interrupted and Slater accepted the challenge:
Jinder Mahal (w/ Heath Slater) pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. at 2:59 when the momentum of a crossbody off the top by Dibiase put Mahal on top for the win
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd at 8:39 when Gabriel was pinned with the Samoan Drop double team

11/20/12; Grand Rapids, MI; Van Andel Arena
12/8/12 - featured Josh Matthews & Booker T on commentary; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with John Cena regarding his match later in the show against Heath Slater; featured a pre-taped segment in which Booker T gave lessons on doing the Spinaroonie; included a segment of Saturday Morning Spotlight focusing on Cena; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA with Layla:
Sheamus pinned Titus O'Neil (w/ Darren Young) with White Noise and the boot to the face at 3:32; Young provided guest commentary for the bout
John Cena pinned Heath Slater with the FU at 8:38; Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal were in Slater's corner until they were ejected by the referee at the 4-minute mark

11/13/12; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
12/15/12 - featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA with Booker T; included a video package in which John Bradshaw Layfield discussed the origins of Tribute to the Troops; featured a segment of Saturday Morning Spotlight focusing on Ryback:
Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 11:05 when Kidd pinned Young with a sprinboard elbow drop into the ring
Ryback defeated Robbie Mathews & Yanni Grieco in a handicap match at 3:59 by pinning both men after hitting them with a simultaneous Shellshocked

12/22/12 - "Best of" episode; featured an opening holiday-themed segment in which John Cena directed all the talent, who stood at the entrance stage, in singing their own version of "Jingle Bells;" included the Justin Gabriel vs. WWE IC Champion Mike Mizanin match taped 9/25/12 in Buffalo, NY; featured a Saturday Morning Spotlight segment focusing on Rey Mysterio Jr.; included the Mysterio vs. Michael McGillicutty match taped 9/11/12 in Ottawa, Ontario; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA with Dolph Ziggler

12/29/12 - "Best of" episode; featured the WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Tyson Kidd match taped 10/15/12 in Nashville, TN; included a segment in which Bryan was asked several Yes or No questions, ending with him being asked if he liked goats; Bryan then chanted "No!" and walked off; featured a video package on John Cena; included the Cena vs. Heath Slater match taped 11/20/12 in Grand Rapids, MI

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