Smackdown Results from Green Bay, WI:
Smackdown opened with the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus coming to the ring. He started talking about Triple H and how much respect he has for him as a champion, but said he's everything that his Night of Champions opponents Alberto Del Rio isn't. Damien Sandow came out to interrupt him. Sandow insulted Sheamus saying he drags the people further into the doldrums of their own ignorance, inadequacies and ineptitude. Sheamus invited Sandow to come get in the ring to say it all to his face. Sandow backed off saying he doesn't see him as worth his time, and would now take his leave. Smackdown GM Booker T came out and said he agrees with Sandow, nobody wants to see an intellectual thrashing, they want to see a physical thrashing. Booker said tonight it'll be Sandow vs. Sheamus in a match later tonight for the first time ever.
Rey Mysterio defeated Cody Rhodes by pinfall. As Rhodes made his way to the ring they showed a picture-in-picture video from earlier with Rhodes saying Sin Cara and Mysterio wear masks due to fear and ugliness, not for Mexican wrestling honor. During the match, Rhodes tried to pull of Mysterio's mask, but Rey tripped him into the corner turnbuckle and gained some momentum for a bit. Rhodes soon regained control. The finish saw Cody block 619, but then Rey countered a move by Rhodes to turn it into a pinfall. An angry Rhodes attacked Mysterio post-match trying to tear off his mask, with Sin Cara coming to the ring to make a save. Rey hit the 619 and then Sin Cara pulled out a second mask to put on Rhodes. Rey looked a little surprised by it, but shook hands with Sin Cara as Rey's music played for his win.
Kaitlyn defeated Natalya by pinfall.
Eve Torres came down to do commentary for the match with Cole and Matthews reviewing the divas #1 contender Battle Royal where she lost to Kaitlyn. Eve told them she's glad she could make time to do commentary since she's been so busy helping Booker as his assistant. Cole grilled Eve about how she congratulated Kaitlyn for the win at the Battle Royal saying some might think she's being phony. Eve said she thinks Kaitlyn is the future of the divas division. Natalya had control late in the match. After a near fall, she started to taunt Kaitlyn getting right in her face. Kaitlyn grabbed her for a surprise small package pin. Cole hyped up Kaitlyn vs. Layla at Night of Champions 2012 in several weeks from now.
Matt Striker interviewed GM Booker T backstage about what happened on Raw involving Vickie Guerrero and AJ. They rolled the footage of AJ attacking Vickie in the ring. Booker T was saying how AJ shouldn't have made that Jericho vs. Ziggler match which terminated Jericho's contract. He also said after the assault on Raw, to be blunt, AJ is definitely off her rocker. Vickie Guerrero came up to interrupt Booker saying she'll do something about AJ on Raw if the WWE Board doesn't do something first.
They showed the Raw Rebound featuring Jerry Lawler vs CM Punk in the steel cage, and how John Cena got involved to try to save the King. Cole and Matthews talked about how it'll be Cena vs Punk for the title at Night of Champions.
During Smackdown, they replayed parts of the segments that were on Raw involving Daniel Bryan attending an anger management group, per AJ's orders. Kane dropped in for the group as well.
Sheamus defeated Damien Sandow by count out in a non-title match. During multiple spots in the match, Sandow kept trying to find ways to escape the ring, or take breaks with the ref intervening. Sheamus grabbed Sandow by the beard/chin at one spot, causing Sandow to complain. At one point, things went to the outside and Sandow shoved Sheamus against the steel steps and rushed back in the ring. Sheamus got back in, so Sandow kept up his attack on the champ. Sandow had control for a while, but Sheamus made a comeback, eventually grabbing Sandow outside the ring to bring him back in for a beating on his chest from the apron. Sandow kicked out of a near fall by Sheamus, then fought out of another move to get out of the ring. Sheamus got him back in again and went for White Noise, but Sandow slid off. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick, but Sandow dropped to the mat and rolled out of the ring. Once again, the Celtic Warrior went out and tossed Sandow back in, but he rolled all the way across the ring and out to the other side. Sheamus went after him, but Sandow shoved him against the apron hard, then ran up the ramp and backstage. Sheamus got back in the ring as the ref counted out Sandow.
The Prime Time Players defeated Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel via pinfall. They showed a Tout video from The Uso's talking about how they've been a true tag team all their lives as twin brothers. Late in the match, Titus O'Neil got up on the apron to try to distract Justin Gabriel. Gabriel was on the top rope for his finisher, but fought off O'Neil. Kidd came in to jump over the top rope out onto Titus. Darren Young was able to make Gabriel lose his balance on the rope, then put Gabriel up on his shoulders and hit his finisher with both knees to Gabriel's gut.
Josh Matthews was in the ring for an exclusive interview with the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight title, Alberto Del Rio. ADR came out in a 1983 Excalibur Roadster worth $120k according to Cole. They showed video from last week where Del Rio made Orton tap out to become #1 contender for Sheamus' title. Del Rio said he's going to do the same to Sheamus at the PPV. Matthews was interviewing Del Rio about the Sheamus match at NOC asking how he plans to win after Sheamus keeps besting him in matches. Del Rio got upset and reminded him what Kane did to him at Summerslam, saying it won't compare to what he's going to do now. Kane's pyro hit and he came to the ring as Matthews and Del Rio rushed out of the ring. Kane said he needed to apologize as part of his anger management class. He offered an apology to Josh Matthews for throwing him across the barrier at SummerSlam. Matthews looked confused ringside by it. Teddy Long's music hit and he came to the ramp to tell Del Rio he'll be facing Kane in a match, next.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kane by pinfall. During the match, Cole asked Matthews if Kane was doing great with anger management or what. Matthews said he still didn't feel safe after what happened. In the match, Kate was ready for the chokeslam but Ricardo Rodriguez got involved grabbing Kane by the leg. Kane turned around and put his hand around Ricardo's throat, allowing Del Rio to hit a Backstabber on Kane to get the pinfall victory.. Post-match, an upset Kane tried to compose himself, but couldn't. Kane rushed out of the ring towards the commentators' table, causing Cole and Matthews to try to run. Kane chased down Matthews to throw him around a bit, saying he was sorry for losing his temper. He brought Matthews in the ring and hit a chokeslam on him, then made his pyro explode from the ringposts. Cole kept saying that announcers shouldn't be the target of these attacks, and he doesn't feel safe out there either.
They showed highlights of Triple H's promo on Raw, suggesting he might be done with his wrestling career.
Vickie Guerrero came out and introduced Dolph Ziggler for the main event match.
Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler by pinfall. Late in the match, Ziggler tried for the Zig Zag but Orton held onto the ropes to throw him off. Dolph tried to rush at him on the next spot, but Orton grabbed him and put him on the middle rope for his DDT. Orton had a near fall, with Ziggler rolling to the outside. Orton chased after him and tossed Dolph onto the commentators' table, then back in the ring. As Orton got in the ring, Dolph went for a move. Orton avoided it and hit the RKO for the win. Post-match, Lilian was about to announce Orton as winner, but Vickie grabbed the mic away to announce "still your Money in the Bank winner, Dolph Ziggler!" Orton glared at her as she showed off the MITB case and helped Dolph up the ramp. Orton celebrated up on the ring corner as Smackdown went off the air.
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