WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina. Below are full taping results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy)
* Alberto Del Rio opens the show with a promo about his attack on Sheamus on Raw. Sheamus‘ music hits and Ricardo Rodriguez comes out dressed as Sheamus. Del Rio and Ricardo, as Sheamus, discuss their match at No Way Out before Teddy Long interrupts. Long reveals that John Laurinaitis put him in control tonight and announces the main event: Sheamus vs. Kane. In addition, he announces that Alberto Del Rio vs. The Great Khali will be taking place immediately.
* Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez b. The Great Khali by submission with the cross armbreaker.
* Backstage, Naomi & Cameron are dancing for Teddy Long when Brodus Clay walks in. Long informs Clay that he is now a permanent member of the Smackdown roster. Clay says that he’ll treat his opponent tonight like he would treat Big Show after his assault last week.
* Brodus Clay b. Derrick Bateman. Clay, Naomi, & Cameron danced in the ring with kids after the win.
* Sin Cara b. Drew McIntyre. In a segment that was likely just for the live crowd, McIntyre cut a promo after the match about his spot in the company, but Triple H interrupted and gave him a Pedigree.
* Ryback b. two jobbers in a squash match. The jobbers cut a promo before the match about being fans of the hometown rivals.
* The Peep Show set is in the ring, but Cody Rhodes comes out and destroys it. Christian comes out and Rhodes says that no one believes that he is a changed man. Christian explains, saying that inducting Edge into the Hall of Fame made him realize that he wants to be remembered as a champion, not someone who whined about one more match. Dolph Ziggler interrupts, ready to compete.
* Christian b. Dolph Ziggler
* Michael Cole cuts a promo about moving on from what happened on Raw. Jim Ross‘ music hits, but Hornswoggle comes out dressed as JR. Hornswoggle starts talking to Cole, but Damien Sandow interrupts with a mic. Sandow starts tearing into Hornswoggle, but Tyson Kidd interrupts and chases Sandow out of the ring. Kidd turns to Hornswoggle, and Sandow sneaks back into the ring to assault Kidd. Sandow hits his finisher on Kidd and poses for the crowd.
* Matt Striker interviews Kane backstage about his match at No Way Out. Striker then asks about AJ, and Kane simply walks away. AJ then appears from behind some boxes in the background.
* Antonio Cesaro w/ Aksana b. Jimmy Uso. Teddy Long announced Cesaro’s entrance and raised his hand after the victory.
* Sheamus b. Kane by disqualification when Alberto Del Rio interfered. Del Rio attacked Sheamus, but Kane got involved and attacked Del Rio. After getting rid of Del Rio, AJ appeared on the ramp and stared at Kane, which allowed Sheamus to attack Kane, ending the show.