WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Here are full results.
* Alex Riley defeated Jinder Mahal
WWE SmackDown (Airing Friday, August 17, 2012)
A recap of last week and the beat down on Shemaeus by Alberto Del Rio opens SmackDown. Del Rio is out to start the show and is demanding that he get his championship match back at SummerSlam.
Booker T is out to confront Del Rio. Booker T says that a man does not dress goons up in cop suits and attack one man. Chris Jericho comes out and goes off on Del Rio and calls him a yapping dog. Jericho starts speaking Spanish and says that Del Rio’s breath smells like dog s–t in Spanish. Yes, he’s speaking in Spanish. Jericho says that he wants to take Del Rio’s spot at SummerSlam. The main event tonight is set, and it will be Jericho vs. Del Rio. I am assuming it’s for the World title shot at SummerSlam, but I’m confirming that.
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. The Miz and Cody Rhodes. Rey hits the 619 while Cody is trying to take of Sin Cara’s mask and gets the win after the top rop dive. After the match, Mysterio hit the Miz with a 619 after Miz tried to sneak attack him. Heck of a match, Rey and Sin Cara are amazing together.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan is announced for later tonight.
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks beat two jobbers. Hawkins and Reks are doing some new stipper “Magic Mike” dance gimmick now.
William Regal is backstage telling Eve how powerful he was when he was the GM. Workers then came up to Regal and asked him to take the trash out.
Teddy long is out at the announce booth to commentate during the Divas match between Eve and Kaitlyn. Eve defeated Kaitlyn to become Booker T’s new assistant. Short, sloppy match.
Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan. Kane faked his entrance to distract Bryan, and Orton nailed him with an RKO to get the pin.
Daniel Bryan is staying in the ring with the mic screaming “No No!,” and says he won’t leave until the people stop chanting “YES!” Triple H comes out and pedigrees him. This likely won’t make the air.
It’s announced that WWE will return to Austin for a live event on January 11th. The pre-sale password is AUSCENA.
Santino comes out for color commentary. Antonio Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder in less than a minute. After the match, Santino hit Cesaro.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Chris Jericho is up next. Del Rio is out first. Jericho is coming out and is attacked by Ziggler, who screams to Jericho to not overlook him. The match has started, looks like Jericho is going to wrestle hurt.
After the match, Ziggler and Del Rio double team Jericho until Sheamus makes the save. Del Rio attacks Sheamus, but Sheamus makes a comeback and Del Rio escapes through the crowd. Booker T comes out to address the situation. Booker tells Sheamus that he should not be there. Sheamus demands that his rematch with Del Rio get re-instated. Booker originally says “no,” but Sheamus keeps pleading. After Sheamus said “please” like three times, Booker relented and said that the match is back on for SummerSlam.
After the cameras stopped rolling, Del Rio sneaks back up on Sheamus. Sheamus and Del Rio fight into the crowd and Sheamus gets the upper hand. Sheamus then stood victorious as Del Rio ran away again.
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