WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown tonight from the Greensboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, North Carolina. Thanks to WNW reader Kyle for providing us with live updates. Below are full results:
* WWE Tag Team Champions Kane & Big Show vs. The Corre & Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio is announced for tonight (likely dark main event).
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* The opening to the show has been modified to include the new ‘drafted’ Superstars.
* Randy Orton comes out and cuts a promo to open the show. Drew McIntyre comes out wearing a Raw shirt and goes for the attack. Randy Orton counters connecting with the RKO. Alex Riley is out but also falls victim to an RKO. Alberto Del Ri and his crew come out like they are going to attack Orton but Christian comes in to make the save!
Teddy Long is out to announce tonight’s main event: Christian & Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio & Brodus
* Kofi Kingston attempts to come out to the ring but is attacked by Sheamus. Sheamus connects with the brogue kick. Sheamus is helped to the back…
* Michael Cole introduces Jack Swagger with a ‘pig call’ (mocking JR).
* Sin Cara b. Jack Swagger
– Cara dominates most of the match. He gets the win via roll-up pinfall. During the match Michael Cole attempted to give Swagger a foreign object.
* Kane & Big Show b. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel to retain the World Tag Team Championship.
* Rey Mysterio b. Mark Henry
– Rey Mysterio gets the win via disqualification after Cody Rhodes comes out and attacks Rey. Cody Rhodes & Mark Henry double-team Rey Mysterio and then paper bag him.
* Layla El vs. Michelle McCool
– The match only goes for two minutes and ends in a double-count out. Layla El challenges her to a no count out; no disqualification match at Extreme Rules Sunday. McCool accepts and says the loser must leave SmackDown. Layla complies with the stipulation.
* Christian is interviewed backstage by Matt Striker. Christian discusses his title match at Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay per view as well as Edge’s retirement. He said it is his destiny to be called the ‘World Champion.’
* Christian & Randy Orton b. Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay