Friday, July 19, 2013
The show opened with Teddy Long coming out. Vince McMahon says he will give him a job evaluation later on and he could become permanent GM of SmackDown. Booker T's music hit to bring him back on TV for the first time in a while. He thanked Teddy but said he'll keep his job. Teddy booked Chris Jericho vs. Curtis Axel for the IC title tonight. Booker set up Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton. Brad Maddox came out and said he already booked those matches, but has something better - Rob Van Dam. Vince tells everyone that he's decided that Vickie Guerrero will be the new SmackDown General Manager. Vickie comes out to intense heat from the crowd, getting on the fans' cases and everyone else for not supporting her.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Jack Swagger via pinfall. During the match, Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro were ringside. Cesaro interfered, so the ref sent him and Colter backstage. Ziggler hit the Zig Zag for the win, then cut a promo post-match saying he should have dumped AJ a long time ago.
AJ was shown backstage with Big E Langston, where she went ballistic after Dolph's speech and started attacking Big E. He calmed her down and they hugged. They were about to kiss, but Big E stopped, then kissed her on the forehead.
The Usos vs. The Shield ended as a no contest. The match never officially began. Dean Ambrose ran down to the ring. Mark Henry came out to make a save for The Usos and the crowd went crazy. The Shield retreated into the crowd to escape.
Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett via submission. In the end of this one, Bryan put on the Yes Lock to make Barrett tap out.
The Miz hosted MizTV with Paul Heyman as his guest. Heyman praised Brock Lesnar and suggested that CM Punk should just give up. Heyman threatened that another Brock attack could be coming for CM Punk.
Curtis Axel defeated Chris Jericho to retain the Intercontinental Title. Post-match, Ryback came out and hit Jericho with a Meathook Clothesline, then put him up in Shellshocked to leave him laying on the mat.
Damien Sandow came to the ring with his MITB briefcase to talk about Cody Rhodes attacking him on RAW. He said that he and Rhodes are still best friends and tag team partners. He called Cody out to the ring and offered to forgive him, saying he would let Cody be the guardian of the MITB briefcase. Cody took offense to it and attacked Sandow. Sandow escaped the ring and headed backstage.
Rob Van Dam defeated Darren Young.
Vickie Guerrero had security escort Teddy Long out of the building.
A promo was shown to let fans know Big Show is returning to Raw this coming Monday.
Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio via pinfall in a non-title match. Orton hit the RKO to get the win, then posed in the ring to celebrate as SmackDown closed out.