WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday)
Triple H came out and set up Ezekiel Jackson vs. Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Title, Alberto Del Rio vs. Daniel Bryan, and Great Khali vs. Randy Orton. Christian came out to speak to Hunter.
Christian threatened that Hunter needed to change his SummerSlam match against Randy Orton or he would sue. Hunter told him he has no respect as the World Hvt. Champion, so the match is still on.
Sheamus beat Christian by countout. Christian wanted no part of Sheamus, so he got himself intentionally counted out while standing on the top of the entrance ramp.
Beth Phoenix and Natalya defeated Kaitlyn and A.J. Beth Phoenix pinned A.J. to get the win for her team.
There was a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Zack Ryder, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase, and Aksana.
There was also a segment with Mark Henry and Johnny Curtis backstage. They will meet later in the show.
Sin Cara defeated Tyson Kidd. Mike said it didn’t seem like anyone knew the difference between this Sin Cara and the real Sin Cara, assuming they used someone else under the mask because the real Sin Cara is suspended.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Daniel Bryan, Bryan missed a top rope move. Del Rio got the win via submission.
Cody Rhodes defeated Ezekiel Jackson to win the Intercontinental Title. It appeared Dylan Drake of AllProWrestling.com was passing out the paper bags at ringside. Cody got the win with CrossRhodes to become the new champion. I smell a rematch at SummerSlam.
Backstage, Randy Orton said he will unleash his anger at SummerSlam. He then discussed his match against Great Khali.
Mark Henry beat Johnny Curtis. Sheamus came out to stop “Shamu” and wanted him to take on the great white tonight instead of at SummerSlam.
Randy Orton beat The Great Khali. Orton hit the RKO on Khali for the pin. Christian came out afterward and said he’s the best thing going.