WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Gary for providing us with text-message updates. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Mark Henry comes out to open the show. He reminds the crowd about everyone he has taken out and says Randy Orton is next at WWE Night of Champions. Zack Ryder comes out and says Henry will face Orton tonight. Henry lays out Ryder and ends up having to face Ezekiel Jackson up next.
* Mark Henry b. Ezekiel Jackson. Jackson showed promise at first, dominating Henry but it didn’t take long for Henry to counter and give him the World’s Strongest Slam and follow it with the pinfall victory.
* Sin Cara b. Tyson Kidd. After the match, Sin Cara gets on the mic and says no one can stop him and take away his style. Daniel Bryan come out and says Sin Cara doesn’t respect him and he has a problem with that. He says he wants a rematch next week. Cara attacks Bryan and leaves him laid out in the ring.
* WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly vs. Natalya w/Beth Phoenix. Kelly Kelly is beat up the majority of the match but Kelly Kelly rolled Natalya up out of a Sharpshooter attempt to get the pinfall victory.
* Christian comes out and complains about Teddy Long not being fair by making the tag match on Monday’s Raw Supershow and he wants another shot at Randy Orton and the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus interrupts, telling Christian to quit crying and to get out of the ring because he has a match. Christian exits and Wade Barrett comes out to face Sheamus.
* Sheamus b. Wade Barrett via disqualification when Christian came back out and helped Barrett beat down Sheamus. Prior to Christian returning to ringside, the match was back and forth. Sheamus ended up fighting off both Barrett and Christian and clearing the ring.
* WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston b. Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali in a similar bout to what they had last night. After the match, Mahal complains about Khali losing. Triple H comes out and gives him the pedigree twice and leaves.
* World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton b. WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes after hitting the RKO. The match got a considerable amount of time with Cody using a lot of submission maneuvers and they worked in and out of the ring. After the match, Mark Henry comes out and takes Orton out and uses a chair to attack him to end the show.
Dark Match Main Event:
* Teddy Long comes out and announces World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry. Henry starts out dominating and Christian hits the ring to help him when Orton starts to counter. Sheamus makes the save and takes out Henry while Orton hits the RKO on Christian. Sheamus and Orton shake hands in the ring to end the taping.