WWE taped this week’s edition of WWE Smackdown tonight from the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio. Special thanks to Michael Hirn for live results. Below are full taping results:
* Dean Ambrose defeated Ezekiel Jackson
WWE Smackdown Taping
* Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan to open show. Bryan started a “Yes” chant before the match. Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio interfere giving Sheamus the win by DQ. Bryan and Del Rio have words and both leave into break.
* Sheamus’ arm being looked at after Alberto Del Rio’s armbar during match interference.
* R-Truth and Kofi Kingston vs. Hunico and Camacho is up next. Epico and Primo with Rosa Mendes and Abraham Washington are spotted hanging out on ramp. R-Truth & Kofi pick up the win after R-Truth hitting the Lie Detector for the win. A stare down with former WWE Tag Team Champions Epico and Primo at top of ramp into commercial.
* Brodus Clay makes his way out dancing for his match vs. Jack Swagger. Dolph Ziggler at ringside was sent flying after a headbutt from Clay. The match finishes in a DQ win for Clay with Ziggler and Swagger causing it. Clay then runs them and Vickie Guerrero off.
* Randy Orton and The Big Show vs. Kane and Cody Rhodes is announced for later. Raw rebound is played.
* Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio are shown backstage arguing about Sheamus. Eve Torres tells everyone after she checks with doctors she might let Sheamus compete.
* Derrick Bateman out to take on Damien Sandow. Sandow calls Toledo ignorant and Bateman a miscreant. Says he won’t fight an ignoramus. Ryback comes out after Sandow left and squashes Bateman in short time winning with the Running Muscle Buster in under 2 minutes.
* Randy Orton and The Big Show vs. Kane and Cody Rhodes is next. Randy Orton received the loudest pop so far. Orton with the hot tag and cleans house after Kane and Rhodes beat down Big Show for 5 minutes. Orton with the RKO on Kane and Big Show knocks out Rhodes with the WMD for the victory.
* Sheamus has been evaluated by doctors and will fight tonight.
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* Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero make their way to the ring. Looks to be a reshoot as Brodus Clay makes his way next. Clay defeats Swagger via countout. Different finish from earlier in this reshoot.
* Layla defeated Natalya.
* Backstage, Antonio Cesaro was doing a photo shoot. Eve Torres said Cesaro needed to be oiled up and made Teddy Long do it.
* Kaitlyn told AJ she needed to stop having a pity party for herself. AJ delivered a hard slap to Kaitlyn that floored her.
* Ricardo Rodriguez announces Alberto Del Rio’s entrance, who will be watching the main event featuring Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus.
* Daniel Bryan gets over with the crowd. Sheamus has a bandaged on his left shoulder following his attack earlier. During the match Bryan hits a diving headbutt. The match ends with a Brogue kick on Bryan who went for a top rope drop kick after Del Rio interfered. Sheamus wins to end this week’s WWE Smackdown taping.
Dark Match Main Event
* Randy Orton defeats Kane in a Street Fight with the RKO to win the dark match main event.