WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on Syfy)
* The show opens with Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long announcing that Randy Orton has been removed from the Smackdown Elimination Chamber due to a concussion suffered on this week’s Raw (more on Orton here).
* The Big Show & The Great Khali b. Wade Barrett & Cody Rhodes. Khali picked up the win with the Punjabi Plunge, and once again got into a post-match confrontation with his partner that ended in Big Show hitting Khali with the WMD.
* Mark Henry, who seems to be back from his suspension, talks to Teddy Long in his office about possibly taking Orton’s spot in the Elimination Chamber. The Big Show interrupts and demands a match against Daniel Bryan tonight. A fight breaks out between Big Show and Henry that trashes the office. Long calls security and attempts to have Big Show removed, but security wants nothing to do with him.
* Hunico b. Ted DiBiase with a roll-up.
* Primo & Epico b. The Usos
* Daniel Bryan comes out to cut a promo. He says that he’ll win the Elimination Chamber match, and that Randy Orton is just scared to face him. He then asks Lilian Garcia to announce him as the winner of their scheduled match by forfeit. Teddy Long interrupts him and announces Orton’s replacement: Sheamus.
* Daniel Bryan b. Sheamus by disqualification. During the match, Bryan spit in Sheamus’ face, causing him to go crazy. The referee tried to restrain him, but he pushed the referee, causing the DQ.
* Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett are backstage talking to Teddy Long about who’s getting Orton’s spot in the Elimination Chamber. Long announces that a battle royal will be held tonight in order to decide who gets the spot, and both Raw and Smackdown Superstars can compete.
* Jinder Mahal b. Ezekiel Jackson by submission with the Camel Clutch.
* John Laurinaitis met with Teddy Long backstage. Laurinaitis says that the battle royal needs more charisma, so he’s adding David Otunga to the match.
* Tamina & Alicia Fox b. Beth Phoenix & Natalya, with Tamina pinning Natalya.
* Santino Marella won a battle royal to replace Randy Orton in the Smackdown Elimination Chamber. The final four consisted of Drew McIntyre, Ezekiel Jackson, David Otunga, & Santino. Santino celebrated to end the show.