WWE taped next week’s WWE Smackdown tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing on SyFy):
* Michael Cole & Alex Riley are on commentary.
* Alberto Del Rio opens the show with a promo regarding his selection of his SummerSlam opponent. He criticizes John Cena for picking Daniel Bryan, and announces that he has selected Ricardo Rodriguez as his opponent. Vickie Guerrero interrupts and overrules Del Rio’s decision. Instead, she makes a triple threat No. 1 Contender match tonight: Rob Van Dam vs. Christian vs. Randy Orton. The winner will face Del Rio at SummerSlam.
* Cody Rhodes b. Jack Swagger. After the match, Josh Mathews interviewed Rhodes, but Damien Sandow attacked him from behind.
* Big E Langston b. Sin Cara
* Backstage, Kaitlyn discusses her Divas Championship opportunity against AJ Lee tonight. Layla gives her a hug for luck.
* CM Punk b. Fandango w/ Summer Rae by submission with the Anaconda Vise.
* Backstage, a Rob Van Dam interview is interrupted by Christian and Randy Orton. All three men assert that they will win the match tonight, and Orton suggested that he could be both WWE Champion and World Heavyweight Champion.
* AJ Lee b. Kaitlyn by submission to retain the Divas Championship. Layla was ringside for the match and turned on Kaitlyn at the end of the match before leaving the ringside area with AJ.
* A video package airs for the live crowd celebrating “Booker T Day” in Houston. Afterward, Booker T comes out and addresses the crowd.
* Christian b. Rob Van Dam & Randy Orton to become the No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. Christian rolled up Orton for the win. After the match, RVD and Orton shook Christian’s hand. Alberto Del Rio ran out and attacked Christian to end the show.