*Spoilers* WWE Smackdown Taping Results For 2/18
WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Thanks to reader Jeff Ahern and ProWrestling.net for the following updates. Below are full results:
1. John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, Edge, John Morrison, and R-Truth defeated Kane, C.M. Punk, King Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, and Drew McIntyre. After they all took turns hitting finishers, Rey hit a double 619 on Dolph and Barrett, then Edge speared Dolph for the pin.
As Edge celebrated, Vickie Guerrero came out to major heat. She said Edge assaulted Teddy Long, she can prove it, and he’s fired. The coronation of Dolph will be later tonight. Edge slowly left to cheers to stay.
2. Maryse and Layla beat Eve and Beth Phoenix. Michelle McCool came out with Layla to do commentary, but she looked like she was limping. She’s definitely hurt, as she has a cast on her right foot. Michelle interfered and sold it as if she injured her foot, but she was definitely already wearing a cast and limping beforehand.
3. The Miz defeated Kofi Kingston. Alberto Del Rio came out and distracted Kofi by whipping him with his scarf. Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale and got the pin.
A graphic noted that Smackdown will pass Gunsmoke after 34 more episodes. It will be second on the list behind only Raw.
4. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov defeated Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater by DQ to retain the WWE Tag Titles. The Corre members were DQ’d after the other members of the group interfered when Santino hit The Cobra on Gabriel. Big Show came out and saved the tag champs.
The Dolph Ziggler coronation angle is up next. As expected, Teddy Long returned. He opted to give Dolph the World Hvt. Championship, but he booked an immediate title match between Dolph and Edge.
5. Edge defeated Dolph Ziggler to win the World Hvt. Championship. Technically, Edge became the “new” World Hvt. Champion. After the match, Teddy fired Dolph, meaning there’s an opening in the Elimination Chamber match. Edge dropped confetti while the live crowd sang goodbye to Dolph.