WWE taped this week’s WWE Smackdown tonight from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing on SyFy):
* Daniel Bryan opens the show with a promo. Kane interrupts, and Bryan informs Kane that he is breaking up Team Hell No so he can win the Tag Team Championships with Randy Orton. Kane is skeptical of Bryan and Orton's chances, and Bryan accuses Kane of thinking he is the weak link. Kane grabs Bryan by the throat, but is interrupted by Orton. Orton warns Kane not to hurt Bryan, so his chances of winning the tag titles on Sunday aren't hurt. Bryan asserts that he doesn't need anyone's help. All three are then interrupted by The Shield on the tron, who mock the problems that Orton, Bryan, & Kane are having.
* Sheamus b. Antonio Cesaro. Sheamus' back was busted upon during the match after being thrown into the steel steps. After the match, Damien Sandow attacked Sheamus on the ramp as he was leaving.
* Heath Slater w/ Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal b. The Great Khali w/ Natalya & Hornswoggle
* Chris Jericho & Alberto Del Rio b. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston
* Backstage, Chris Jericho discusses his upcoming match with CM Punk. Paul Heyman interrupts, and says Punk is the best in the world.
* Kaitlyn vs. Aksana never started. Kaitlyn, enraged by a Raw recap of what AJ did to her on Raw, viciously attacked Aksana. Aksana tried to escape but Kaitlyn stopped her and continued her assault. When the referee tried to get things under control, Kaitlyn slapped him. Kaitlyn then broke down crying.
* Curtis Axel b. Wade Barrett in a non-title match. Prior to the match, Barrett tried to convince Axel that they should save their energy for WWE Payback. After the match, The Miz hit Axel with a Skull-Crushing Finale.
* Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan & Kane b. The Shield. The match ended when Daniel Bryan made Rollins tap out to the No Lock. Lilian Garcia announced that it was the first time The Shield had lost a 6-man tag match.