WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown from The Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia. Thanks to Chris Karluck and PWInsider for providing us with live updates. Below are complete detailed results:
Caylen Croft beat Luke Gallows
Chavo beat JTG after a frog splash
Trent Baretta defeated Curt Hawkins
WWE Smackdown (Airing November 19, 2010)
Alberto Del Rio opened the show with a promo, slamming the Legends and talking about beating Sergeant Slaughter Monday night. MVP came out to take up for the legends. Del Rio told MVP that the reason he likes the legends is that he’ll never be one, while Del Rio already is one.. MVP challenged Del Rio to a match, but Del Rio said no, because MVP “couldn’t handle him”. Del Rio said that since MVP wants a fight, he can fight one of Del Rio’s teammates on Sunday, Drew McIntyre. MVP beat McIntyre after hitting the Drive-By.
Edge had a backstage bit taunting Paul Bearer, who was still tied up and in the wheelchair. I couldn’t hear what he was saying, though, because the audio isn’t very good at the arena. After commercial, Kane tore up Teddy Long’s office screaming “where is he?” I guess he thought that Teddy knew where Edge was keeping Paul Bearer.
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters with the anklelock in a short match. This was followed by another Edge-Paul Bearer vignette.
Kaval was in the ring, and Dolph Ziggler came out cutting a promo on him about all his “internet fans” think he’s “special”, but Dolph’s going to show them that he’s not. Kaval beat Dolph Ziggler in the match that followed, and then reminded Dolph that he was the season 2 NXT champion, and the champion got a championship match at a PPV of his choosing. He then announced he was going to face Dolph for the Intercontinental title at Survivor Series.
Cody Rhodes beat Kofi Kingston with the Cross Rhodes in what I thought was a pretty good match. This was followed by another Kane backstage bit trying to find Edge and Paul Bearer.
LayCool beat Kelly Kelly and Natalya after Layla pinned Natalya, followed by a backstage bit where Edge used Paul Bearer as bait to attack Kane and then drove off with Paul Bearer.
Big Show beat Tyler Reks with a chokeslam in pretty much a squash match.
Rey Mysterio beat Alberto Del Rio by DQ when the rest of Team Del Rio ran in to attack Rey. The rest of Team Mysterio made the save, then Teddy Long came out to announce a “Survivor Series Preview Battle Royal”, since all 10 men in the match were already in the ring.
Eliminations in the battle royal:
Chris Masters eliminated Cody Rhodes
Tyler Reks (?) eliminated Masters
Kofi eliminated Reks
Drew McInyre eliminated Kofi
Del Rio eliminated MVP
Big Show eliminated Drew
Rey eliminated Del Rio
Big Show (with an assist by Rey) eliminated Jack Swagger to win the match, then the two of them celebrated to go off the air
The dark match was Kane defending the title against Big Show, which Big Show won by DQ after just a couple of minutes when Kane hit him with the belt.