WWE – Smackdown tapings for August 15, 2008.

from Rajah.com:

Dark Match:
* Elijah Burke b. Stevie Richards
– The match was slow throughout & the crowd could have cared less. Burke got the win via pinfall.
* A SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 video game highlight package is shown.

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WWE – Smackdown spoilers for August 1, 2008.


* Jim Ross & Mick Foley are out to a huge pop.

* The “Cutting Edge” will return tonight with an unannounced special guest.

* MVP has some words with Jeff Hardy at ringside.

* MVP b. Jimmy Wang Yang
– This was a squash match. MVP got the win via pinfall. After it was over Hardy attacked MVP for his comments he made last week.

* Ken Kennedy b. Shelton Benjamin
Kennedy got the win via pinfall in a non-title match.

* Brian Kendrick b. Stevie Richards
– Kendrick got the win via pinfall. The live crowd could have cared less.

* The Great Khali b. Jeff Hardy
MVP came out and distracted Hardy, which caused Khali to get the win. Lots of “you can’t wrestle” chants.

* Maria b. Victoria
– This was Maria’s SmackDown debut. She got the win via pinfall.

* Big Show b. Domino
– This was another squash match. Big Show got the win with a chokeslam. After the match Umaga comes out to the ring and has a staredown with Big Show.

* The Cutting Edge is up next with a special guest, Mick Foley. Edge has a table, ladder, and chair in the ring. Edge talks about his upcoming Hell in a Cell Match at SummerSlam against the Undertaker. He asks Mick for help. Mick denies and they begin fighting. Edge puts Foley on a table and climbs up the ladder with a chair. He jumps off onto Foley. The show goes off the air.

WWE Friday Night Smackdown Results June 27, 2008.

Vickie Guerrero introduces the new voice of Smackdown – Jim Ross!

Triple H comes out and puts over Smackdown, puts over Jim Ross, and hypes up Night of Champions.  Edge comes out.  Triple H and Edge face off, both with their respective belts.  They insult and one up each other for awhile.  Batista comes out, Triple H tosses Edge out of the ring where Batista spears Edge on the outside.  Batista then steals Edge’s title.

Kane and the Big Show vs. Mark Henry and MVP

MVP and Mark Henry have problems throughout the match.  MVP tries to leave, Mark throws him back into the ring.  Kane hits a choke slam on MVP for the pin.

Vickie is having a meeting with Alicia Fox.  Edge comes in and wants Vickie to do something to Batista so Edge can get his title back.

Finlay and Hornswoggle vs. Kurt Hawkins and Zach Ryder

Finlay hits the Celtic Cross on Hawkins, then Hornswoggle comes off the top rope with the Tadpole Splash for the pin.

Matt Hardy vs. Edge

After a good long match, Edge hits a spear on Hardy for the pin.

Jeff Hardy hype video.  Jeff returns to Smackdown next week.

Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, and Cherry vs. Maryse, Victoria, and Natalya

Vickie Guerrero is barely watching the match backstage, instead she is continuing to talk to Alicia Fox.  All six Divas brawl until Maryse rolls up Cherry for the pin.

Vladmir Kozlov vs. Domino

Kozlov hits a shouler tackle into Domino as Domino is coming off the top rope for the pin.

Rey Mysterio and Hornswoggle have a little interaction backstage.

Rey Mysterio comes out to say goodbye to Smackdown.

Batista vs. Umaga

Batista is about to pin Umaga when La Familia come out and jump him.  All the heels beat down Batista, Umaga just about destroys him.  Umaga is about to splash Batista when Triple H comes out for the save.  Batista and Triple H take out the heels.

Show ends.

WWE Smackdown Tapings for June 27, 2008.

Dark Match:
* Tommy Dreamer b. Kevin Thorn after hitting a DDT.

WWE SmackDown: (Airing This Friday)
* Mick Foley makes his way out to ringside. So far, no sign of Jim Ross.

* SmackDown opens with Vickie Guerrero nearly in tears talking about Vince McMahon’s “accident.” She receives a lot of heat and wishes Vince well. She says she hopes he’s not in a wheelchair. She announces new SmackDown color commentator, Jim Ross. He makes his way out to ringside as the crowd explodes!

* Triple H comes out to cut a promo. He gets a huge pop. Triple H welcomes Jim Ross to SmackDown by saying he is the best and he’s glad he came with him. He the talks about Night of Champions. Edge comes out to interrupt him. He tells Triple H that they can get both get along. Hunter disagrees by saying that both have too big of egos and that Edge won’t have the World Championship after Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view.

Edge combats by saying this is his house and that Triple H needs to respect him. Batista then comes out. Hunter then pushes Edge and Batista hits him. They both hold the title up while Edge is on the ground.

* Rey Mysterio’s last appearance on SmackDown is announced for tonight.

* Big Show & Kane b. MVP & Mark Henry
The match was back and forth throughout. MVP tagged himself in and got in trouble with Kane. He tried to leave but Mark Henry threw him back in. Kane pins him for the win.

* Finlay & Hornswoggle b. Zack Ryder & Kurt Hawkins
Huge pop for Finlay & Hornswoggle. The match was pretty much one sided throughout and Finlay & Hornswoggle take the win. The Miz & John Morrison stand on the entrance ramp with their belts.

* Edge b. Matt Hardy
I’m told this was a pretty decent match throughout. Lots of holds and counter holds. Edge wins with a spear after several near falls. Lots of crowd heat on Edge.

* Maryse, Victoria, & Natalya b. Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, & Cherry
The match was back and forth throughout. The crowd could have cared less. After all the divas get involved Maryse gets the roll up pin on Cherry for the win!

* It is announced that Kennedy won’t be on SmackDown until next week.

* Vladimir Kozlov b. Domino
Real quick match. Heat on both Superstars.

* Rey Mysterio comes out wearing street clothes and his mask. He explains to the fans that he has been drafted to Monday Night Raw and he hopes everyone will tune in weekly to watch him. He goes on to say hopefully he can fulfill more of his dreams.

Batista then comes out and says he will back Rey wherever he goes.

* Batista vs. Umaga
Umaga has control early on. The match moves slowly. Zack Ryder & Kurt Hawkins come running out while Edge grabs his belt. La Familia beat Umaga.

Triple H comes out and helps Batista clean house.  Pedigree and Batista Bomb on Zack Ryder & Kurt Hawkins.

Batista grabs the mic and said at first he was upset about the Draft. Triple H then told him he was going to do good on Raw. SmackDown goes off the air.

ECW results for June 24, 2008.

A video package is played of last night’s “stage collapse”.

ECW General Manager Theodore Long says that while Vince is in all their prayers, the show must go on.  He then introduces the newest member of ECW – Matt Hardy.

Matt Hardy and CM Punk vs. John Morrison and the Miz.

Move of the night was a double bulldog/high five move performed by Punk and Hardy on Miz and Morrison.

Hornswoggle, who has been hiding under the ring, distracts the Miz.  Hardy hits a Twist of Fate on Morrison for the pin.

Extreme Rules Match:  Kofi Kingston vs. Shelton Benjamin.

Kofi hits a Huracanrana on Shelton, throwing him into a trash can, then hits the Trouble in Paradise for the pin.

During the match it was announced that there will be a supplemental WWE draft on WWE.com tomorrow.

Mike Knox vs. Evan Bourne

Knox hits the Knox-out for the pin.

Big Show joins the announcers for this match.

Kane vs. Mark Henry

Kane falls off the top rope.  Henry picks him up and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the pin.

ECW Spoilers for June 17, 2008.

ECW
Hornswoggle d. Armando Estrada with the Tadpole Splash. It was purely comedy. Hornswoggle ran away, pulling out a squirt gun and spraying him with water. When he realized that didn’t work, he ran with Armando chasing him. He pulled out a toy mallet and started hitting him with it. He lured him outside where Finlay was hiding underneath the ring with a huge Super Soaker and sprayed him. Finlay may have hit him after that because he rolled him into the ring knocked out so Hornswoggle could give him the Splash.

Layla danced for the crowd, only to stop as the crowd wasn’t giving her any love, even though she dances WAY better than Kelly Kelly. She said that might be the last time they see her dance, and she hopes she gets traded to a brand where the fans could appreciate her.

Evan Bourne d. Matt Striker with the SSP (I’m surprised they brought back the Shooting Star, but it was nice to see it again.) After the Evan Bourne/Matt Striker match, Mike Knox ambushed Bourne and attacked him for “last week” (the night before???)

Kofi Kingston d. Mike Knox via DQ. Shelton was on the offense until he went for his patented screw kick, in which Kofi dodged and hit Mike Knox, who was coming from behind to help out. Knox and Benjamin argued as Kofi went up the ramp.

Like Nando said, Teddy Long gives Finlay and Hornswoggle the Tag Team title fight with Miz and Morrison at Night of the Champions with Finlay nailing him with the shillelagh after Miz asked if Long was serious about giving them the title shot.

CM Punk d. John Morrison with the GTS. As Punk was celebrating in the ring and Morrison was stumbling up the ramp, Miz comes by with an icepack over where Finlay hit him, and says Morrison is still one half of the Tag Team championship.

Teddy Long brings out Big Show and Kane for a “confrontation”. Big Show said they were rivals and tag team partners but at Night of the Champions, he’s going after he wants. Kane said Show knows him and that he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the title, in which Show said he’s a sick, sadistic freak. Mark Henry comes out and says he doesn’t care who’s the champ, after Night of the Champions, he’s going after the champ. After Show and Kane double chokeslam Henry, they continue to argue until the show ends, as both leave to applause.

WWE – Smackdown tapings Results for 6/13

SmackDown spoiler taped 6/7/08 to air 6/13/08 (Friday the 13th) from Fresno, CA
MVP’s VIP Lounge segment was taped prior to the official start of SmackDown.  Tonight’s guest is Rey Mysterio.  Rey gives the crowd an update on his condition and rehab.  He will be back real soon.   MVP makes a few racial remarks geared towards Mysterio and the majority of the crowd.  The segment ends with no physical encounter.
SmackDown opening credits.
Before the cameras resumed rolling, Hawkins and Ryder wheel Vickie Guerrero to the Ring.  We are going to have a contract signing.
SmackDown begins and the roof explodes.  The amount of heat directed toward Vickie was impressive.  I was sitting in the 4th row and I could not really hear Vickie’s promo.  Vickie calls out Batista.  She tells him that Edge already signed the contract.  She tells Batista that it is a standard contract but there were 2 amendments.  1st amendment, Batista has to win another match before he can face Edge at Night of Champions.  His next opponent will be The Great Khali.  Batista leaves the ring.  Vickie calls up to Batista and tells him the 2nd amendment is, he must defeat The Great Khali tonight or he will suffer the same fate as The Undertaker, he will be banned from WWE.
WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison w/ The Miz def. Finlay w/ Hornswoggle.  One on one match where Morrison rolls up Finlay to get the win.
Mark Henry cuts a promo on The Big Show.  Showing the world what his face looks like now, and a picture of what he will do to the Big Show’s face. (Instead of 1 black eye Show will have 2 black eyes.)
Another promo, Edge and Vickie.  Edge talks about Night of Champions and makes references to the demise of The Undertaker.  CM Punk walks in.  He congratulates the couple.  He then brings up Money in the Bank.  The vignette ends with Punk saying he may just cash in MITB during Edge’s wedding.
Mark Henry def. Tommy Dreamer.  Henry hits his World’s Strongest Slam for the pin after a short match.
Now we go backstage to Edge and Vickie again who are now talking to a wedding planner.  MVP interrupts the two.  MVP wants to renegotiate his contract with Vickie.  Vickie is reluctant to do so, but she said if MVP did them a favor she would look into it.  Vickie and Edge asks MVP to take care of CM Punk.
Cherry def. Maryse.  With what appeared at first to be a single arm DDT but it might have been a double arm.  It was sloppy either way.
MVP def. CM Punk via DQ.  Crowd was very dead for this match.  This was easily the longest match of the night.  MVP gets control of Punk’s MITB briefcase.  While MVP was in the corner Punk hits the running knee driving the briefcase into MVP’s skull.  Punk celebrates to the crowd and that is when the referee turns around, sees the briefcase, and DQ’s Punk.
Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely come out to the ring.   Chavo puts over Edge’s and Vickie’s wedding and then introduces the United States Champ, saying that he will beat him at Night of Champions.
WWE United States Champion Matt Hardy def. Chuck Palumbo.  Matt Hardy used his Twist of Fate for the victory.   Chavo then announces the winner of the match and the “loser at Night of Champions”, Matt Hardy.
Jesse and Festus def. Deuce and Domino.  Festus had one of the biggest pops of the night during the match.  Festus picks up the victory.
After the match, Deuce and Domino get into it with each other and a brawl takes place between the two of them.  Is this the end of the team of Deuce and Domino?
The Great Khali vs. Batista is next!
Batista def. The Great Khali.  Edge and Vickie watch the match from the entryway.  Batista hits a spear on Khali.
Dark Main Event:   Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge and The Great Khali, in a 2-1 Handicap Match.  Batista hits the Batista Bomb on Edge for the victory.   Batista celebrates in the ring and with the crowd.

WWE – ECW taping Results for 6/10.

from PWInsider:
Dark Match:   Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore def. Jason Styles and Brian Cage.

ECW Spoilers from 6/7/08 to air on 6/10/08 from Fresno, California
Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne def. Mike Knox and “The Gold Standard” Shelton Benjamin.  Evan Bourne with a missile dropkick to Mike Knox who was sitting in the middle of the ring.
Victoria def. Kelly Kelly – referee stoppage.  Victoria counters a move from Kelly and tossed her over the ropes onto the mat below.  The bump to floor was sick.
Teddy Long gives Armando his chance to earn his contract tonight.  He will face Finlay and that is next.
Finlay w/ Hornswoggle def. Armando Estrada.  Finlay with the Celtic Cross to Armando.   Teddy Long comes out and gives Armando a second chance.  His second chance will be Colin Delaney.
Colin Delaney def. Armando Estrada.  Delaney with a DDT on Estrada who was still fazed by the Celtic Cross.
Teddy then gives Estrada another chance.  This time it’s against Hornswoggle.
Hornswoggle def. Armando Estrada.  Hornswoggle hits the Tadpole splash on Estrada.   The Estrada dilemma wasn’t explained to the live crowd.   After the match Hornswoggle, Delaney and Finlay celebrate in the ring.  Delaney takes Hornswoggle’s hat and puts it on him, then onto Finlay.  Finlay gets annoyed, then he hits Delaney with the shillelagh.
Mark Henry cuts a promo on Big Show and calls him out.  (Huge “You Suck” chant) Big Show responds.  Henry congratulates Big Show in advance for beating Kane at Night of Champions.  This leads to Henry leaving the ring and the ECW Champion, Kane coming out to confront the Big Show on the ramp way.
Kane and partner vs. The WWE Tag Team Champions, The Miz and John Morrison is next.   The Miz and John Morrison def. Kane and CM Punk to retain The WWE Tag Team Championship. John Morrison with his finisher to Punk for the 1-2-3.

WWE – Big Show injury update

from WWE.com

Due to a fracture of his eye suffered at One Night Stand, No. 1 Contender Big Show is not medically cleared to wrestle for the next three weeks. Big Show is still scheduled to challenge ECW Champion Kane for the title at Night of Champions on Sunday, June 29.
How will three weeks of inactivity affect the ECW Championship Match?

ECW on SciFi results for June 3, 2008.

from PWInsider.com:

ECW for June 3rd opened with security removing items from Armando Estrada’s office.  Armando asked what they were doing, and one of the men said they were told to do it by “the general manager”.  Armando said he was the general manager, then Theodore R. Long walked in and said “Not anymore, playa.  Holla, holla, holla.”  The ECW opening then aired.
Fatal Four Way with the winner to face ECW Champion Kane later tonight in a non-title match:  CM Punk vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. John Morrison.
Clips of the Singapore Cane match from One Night Stand was shown as Dreamer made his entrance.  This might have been done so we didn’t have to watch Dreamer walk out in his new (ugly) white and red pants.  Tazz and Mike Adamle talked about Big Show’s injury and whether he would be ready for his match with Kane at Night Of Champions.
Dreamer and Morrison paired off at the bell in one part of the ring while Punk and Chavo went at it in the other.  Morrison gave Dreamer a kick to the back, but missed a legdrop and Dreamer hit an arm drag and dropped an elbow.  Punk suplexed Chavo onto “Tommy Morrison” (that’s what Adamle said).  Punk went for a cover on Morrison, but Dreamer pulled him off.  Dreamer and Punk slugged it out while Chavo and Morrison brawled.  Punk ran over to Chavo and cradled him for a two count.  Morrison mounted Dreamer and pounded him.  Dreamer clotheslined Morrison to the floor, then hit a clothesline off the ring apron to the floor on him.  Chavo gave Dreamer a pescado.  Punk hit Chavo with a tope.
Punk tossed Chavo into the ring, but Morrison hit Punk from behind, then pulled out Chavo and dropped him face first on the apron.  Morrison tossed Punk into the ring, but Punk hit a jumping knee.  Morrison avoided a Punk bulldog and hit him with a springboard kick.  Morrison went for the cover on Punk, but Dreamer broke it up.  Dreamer and Morrison went into reversals, with Dreamer ending up applying the Texas Cloverleaf on Morrison.  Chavo broke it up and gave Dreamer the Three Amigos.  Chavo went to the top rope, but Morrison stopped him and set up for a superplex.  Punk jumped on the apron and knocked them down.  Morrison fell into the Tree of Woe, while Chavo got hung up in the ropes on the outside of the ring.  Dreamer gave Morrison a baseball slide kick.  Punk gave Dreamer a springboard clothesline.  Chavo pulled himself to the top rope and gave Dreamer a frog splash.  Punk grabbed Chavo and gave him the GTS and got the pin at the six minute mark.
Winner: CM Punk
Punk checked on Dreamer, then celebrated with his Money In The Bank briefcase.  The announcers noted that Punk had never wrestled Kane before.
Backstage, Theodore R. Long was showing the letter from the WWE Board Of Directors that made him the new ECW General Manager.  He said Armando couldn’t be an active member of the roster and General Manager at the same time.  Long also said he felt Armando was overpaid.  Armando asked Long to “work with him” and Long said he had a match for him tonight.  Armando asked who his opponent was, and Long said he had brought over Smackdown’s U.S. Champion, Matt Hardy, to face him tonight.
Kofi Kingston joined the announcers for the next match.
Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Sydal.
The replayed Benjamin attacking Kofi last week during the introductions.  Benjamin gave Sydal a pumphandle slam at the start, then choked him against the ropes.  Sydal came back with a enzugiri, hurricanrana and a double flying knee to the chest form the top rope for a two count.  Benjamin kicked out and hit a flapjack, then brutalized Sydal, including a press slam into a gutbuster.  Benjamin flipped Sydal into the corner, then dragged him out and put him in an overhead wristlock.  Sydal fought up, but Benjamin hit him with a clothesline.  Benjamin tossed Sydal out of the ring, right in front of Kingston.  Benjamin came out of the ring and argued with Kofi.  Benjamin picked up Sydal for a powerbomb on the floor, then turned and threw him into Kofi instead.  Benjamin rolled into the ring as Sydal was counted out at the four minute mark.
Winner via countout: Shelton Benjamin.
Kofi got up and dove into the ring to attack Benjamin.  They brawled to the floor, and Adamle said that stupid “Yamakin’ me crazy” line.  Kofi went to whip Shelton into the steps, but Shelton reversed it and sent Kofi hard into the ringsteps.  Benjamin walked off while Kofi clutched at his shoulder.
United States Champion Matt Hardy vs. Armando Estrada.
Armando went for a kick at the bell, but Hardy caught it and gave Armando a clothesline.  They traded shots, with Hardy getting the better of it.  Matt slammed Estrada, then hit a second rope elbowdrop to the back of the head.  Matt hit the Twist Of Fate and got the pin in about a minute.
Winner: Matt Hardy.
Theodore R. Long came out on the stage, and said he was going to give Armando a chance to prove he was worth “all the money in his contract”.  Long introduced his opponent, Colin Delaney.
Colin Delaney vs. Armando Estrada.
Colin rolled up Estrada in La Magistral before the bell even rang.  It rang, and Armando kicked out at two.  Armando hit Delaney with a few shots, then went for a reverse suplex, but Colin floated over and rolled up Armando.  Armando’s feet hit the ropes, and Delaney grabbed the pants of Estrada, but the referee counted three anyway, ending this match even quicker than the last one.
Winner: Colin Delaney.
Matt Hardy got in the ring to raise the hand of Colin Delaney as Estrada rolled to the floor.
After the break, Armando was begging Theodore R. Long to not fire him.  Long noted that he lost two straight matches.  Armando said he would renegotiate his contract, but wanted to wait until the draft, saying he might go to Raw or Smackdown.  Long said he could remain as a wrestler in ECW, but he would not be under contract any longer.  Long said Armando had to earn his contract, just like Colin Delaney did.  Long left, but said he had one more word for Armando.  Armando turned, and Ron Simmons was standing there.  “Damn!”
A video package on today’s press conference and the million dollar giveaway was shown. Mike Adamle was shown filling out the registration form.  I think he entered a bunch of numbers for his address.
ECW Champion Kane vs. CM Punk (non-title).
Punk tried to grab Kane’s leg at the bell, but Kane shoved him away.  Punk grabbed a headlock, but Kane shoved him off and hit a shoulderblock.  Punk grabbed an armwringer, but Kane shoved Punk to the mat. Kane backed Punk into a corner, then worked him over with punches.   Punk came back with kicks and forearms, then clotheslined Kane over the top rope and to the floor.  Kane landed on his feet, and dragged out Punk.  Kane decked Punk with a right hand, then threw him back into the ring.  Kane rammed Punk into the turnbuckles and hit him with a forearm and an uppercut.  Kane choked Punk in the corner, then lifted him in a Hangman. Kane flipped Punk to the mat, but Punk got up and charged him with a knee to the gut.  Punk hit some knees to the head, but when he tried a jumping knee in the corner, Kane lifted him and dropped him across the top rope.  Kane gave Punk a big boot, knocking him to the floor as they went to break.
Back from the break, Kane had Punk in an abdominal stretch and was pounding him in the ribs.  Punk battled out and tried his own abdominal stretch, but Kane blocked it with a hiptoss.  Kane snap mared Punk and dropkicked him in the face for a one count.  Punk and Kane exchanged shots, then Kane began pounding Punk in the back.  Kane put Punk in a bodyscissors.  Punk struggled in the hold, then elbowed out.  Punk gave Kane some leg kicks, then Kane reversed a whip and went for a backdrop.  Punk dove over Kane into a sunset flip for a two count.  Punk hit some punches, but Kane decked him with an uppercut.  Kane went for a slam, but Punk floated over and pushed Kane into a corner.  Kane charged back with a clothesline for a two count, then put Punk back in a bodyscissors with an armlock.
Punk tried to fight out of the hold again, but Kane held him down, then released the hold and drove one leg across Punk’s face.  Punk came back with some kicks and punches, but Kane delivered one boot to the face and Punk went down hard. Kane missed a charge in the corner and Punk hit three consecutive jumping knees in the corner.  Punk went for the bulldog, but Kane lifted Punk and hit a back suplex for a two count.  Kane whipped Punk in a corner and charged, but Punk hit a boot to the face.  Punk hit a second rope bulldog for a two count.  Punk went for a whip, but Kane blocked it and hit a side slam.  Kane went to the top rope and hit a clothesline for a two count.  Kane called for a chokeslam.  Kane grabbed Punk, but Punk kicked him in the head to get him to release his grip.  Kane threw Punk over the top rope, but Punk held on and landed on the apron.  Punk went for a springboard clothesline, but Kane grabbed him by the throat.  Kane went for the chokeslam, but Punk reversed out and went to lift Kane for the GTS.  However, Punk’s back gave out on him, and he dropped Kane to his feet. Kane grabbed Punk and hit the chokeslam for the clean pin at the fourteen minute mark.
Winner: Kane.
John Morrison and the Miz ran out and attacked Kane.  Punk was kicked to the floor, and wasn’t seen again.  Kane tried to fight back, but Morrison gave Kane a running knee to the head.  Miz then gave Kane the Reality Check neckbreaker.  Miz and Morrison stood over Kane.  They showed some replays, and when they came back, Miz and Morrison were in the aisle staring back at Kane, who was lying on the mat, staring and Miz & Morrison, while smiling. That ended the show.