WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks to WNW reader Brian Davis for providing us with text-message updates. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Christian comes out and cuts a promo on Randy Orton beating him for the World Heavyweight Championship last week. Christian announces his plan to invoke his rematch clause at WWE Over The Limit. Mark Henry and Sheamus come out and they want a title shot. They beat down Christian and Orton makes the save. A tag match is setup for later.
* Sin Cara b. Daniel Bryan with Chavo Guerrero on commentary. Chavo distracted Daniel which upset Cara after the match.
* Layla comes out and cuts a promo on ending the career of Michelle McCool. Michael Cole interrupts with his anti-Diva bit but Kharma comes out and lays out Layla. Kharma goes after Cole but he gets away in the Cole Mine.
* Kane b. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett via disqualification after interference from The Corre. Ezekiel Jackson, now a babyface, took out his former faction members.
* The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh out for the Kiss Cam. Jinder Mahal came out and smacked Khali’s cowboy hat off as both Khali and Singh were wearing them.
* Backstage, World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Christian are showing getting ready for their main event match
* Backstage, Wade Barrett offers Ezekiel Jackson a shot at the WWE Intercontinental Championship at Over The Limit.
* Cody Rhodes cut a heel promo then beat Ted DiBiase.
* World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton & Christian b. Mark Henry & Sheamus. Orton and Christian hit their finishers simultaneously, with Christian taking care of Sheamus and Orton taking care of Henry.
* World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, Christian & Ezekiel Jackson b. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel