WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Thanks to WNW reader Ryan Casillo for providing us with text-message updates. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Booker T joins Michael Cole and Josh Mathews on commentary. This is his new role in WWE.
* Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero come out and Vickie talks about the World Heavyweight Championship match for later tonight. Kelly Kelly comes out and smacks Ziggler in the face. LayCool come out and Edge comes out and the ring empties.
* WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov vs. Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater in a non-title match. Winners, Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater via 450 splash by Gabriel onto Kozlov.
* Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match, Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston. In the middle of the match Alberto Del Rio comes on the big screen, distracting Kofi Kingston. This allows McIntyre to win after hitting the Future Shock DDT.
* Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match, Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger. Mysterio reverses Swagger’s ankle lock with head scissors and rolls him up for the win.
* Backstage, World Heavyweight Champion Edge talks with Kelly Kelly. She says he’s like Drew McIntyre and has no faith in her.
* Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendes come out to ringside. Ricardo Rodriguez comes out to announce Alberto Del Rio. Hornswoggle hits Del Rio in the crotch and Del Rio attacks. Kofi Kingston comes down for the save but ends up in a Del Rio armbar.
* Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match, Kane vs. Chavo Guerrero. Kane catches Chavo on the Frog Splash attempt and chokeslams him. Kane pins him to win the quick squash.
* Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match, Big Show vs. Wade Barrett. Show throws Barrett into the referee and The Corre comes out to help their leader. Ezekiel Jackson hits a clothesline and Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett hits a DDT on Show and gets the three count for the win. After the match, Show goes after them but is slammed by Jackson.
* Edge & Kelly Kelly vs. Dolph Ziggler & LayCool in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Winners via Kelly Kelly pinning Layla, Edge & Kelly Kelly so Edge retains the World Heavyweight Championship. Vickie Guerrero is furious after the match and fires Kelly Kelly. She announces next week Edge will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Dolph Ziggler and she’ll be the special guest referee.