WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Mr. McMahon opens the show and announces the new Smackdown General Manager: Booker T. Alberto Del Rio then comes out and begins to remind everyone that he refuses to compete until SummerSlam. Sheamus interrupts Del Rio and says that he’s glad he isn’t a “rich punk” like him. Booker got involved and booked Sheamus vs. Tensai and Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton for tonight. Del Rio resists, telling Booker that he doesn’t plan on competing, but Booker reminds him that he is the new boss.
* Sheamus b. Tensai
* Backstage, Eve approaches Booker T for an administrative job with him. Booker tells Eve that he has hired Teddy Long as his senior advisor, then gets Long to tell Eve that there are no further job openings.
* Antonio Cesaro b. Santino Marella in a non-title match.
* Backstage, Matt Striker interviews Daniel Bryan. He talks more about how he wants the fans to stop chanting “Yes.” The camera reveals that he is wearing a “No, No, No” shirt.
* Daniel Bryan, The Miz, & Dolph Ziggler b. Kane, Chris Jericho, & Christian. Bryan won with a roll-up on Jericho.
* Ryback b. Jinder Mahal by disqualification when Mahal hit Ryback with a microphone.
* Darren Young w/ Titus O’Neil & A. W. b. R-Truth. A. W. still had a live mic, despite the week’s events.
* Backstage, Cody Rhodes taunts Booker T, saying that he hopes beating him last year doesn’t affect their relationship now. Booker makes Cody Rhodes vs. Sin Cara for next week.
* Randy Orton b. Alberto Del Rio by disqualification when Ricardo Rodriguez interfered. Rodriguez entered the ring and attacked Orton as he began signaling for the RKO. Del Rio and Rodriguez tried to escape up the ramp, but Sheamus ran out and tossed Del Rio back into the ring. Orton hit an RKO on Del Rio to end the show.