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):
* Booker T opens the show with an in-ring promo. He thanks the fans for all the support this year, but is interrupted by Cody Rhodes. Cody insults the fans, then turns his attention to Booker, saying that his career in the ring is over. Goldust comes out without any makeup in a suit, and warns Cody not to insult legends. Cody begins talking down to Goldust, but Booker defends him and challenges Cody to a rematch for the Intercontinental Title next week. Booker then exited the ring and Cody attacked Goldust. Booker ran back to save Goldust.
* Jinder Mahal b. Ted DiBiase with a Camel Clutch
* Drew McIntyre interrupts a Teddy Long/Aksana segment. Drew announces that he is back on Smackdown, but Teddy says that he thinks Drew has lost his passion for wrestling. He says that if he loses tonight, he may have to start looking for new work.
* Alicia Fox & Kaitlyn b. Natalya & Tamina. After the match, Tamina turned on Natalya, attacking her with a superkick and a Superfly splash.
* Daniel Bryan & AJ appear to cut a short promo, but Big Show interrupts and tells Bryan that giants like him don’t need to be saved. Teddy Long comes out to the ramp and announces that Big Show will face David Otunga tonight, and Mark Henry will be in his corner. He then says that maybe Big Show will need Bryan’s saving after all.
* Hunico b. Justin Gabriel
* The Big Show b. David Otunga. Mid-match, Daniel Bryan ran to the ring and attacked Mark Henry with his World Heavyweight Championship. Henry then chased Bryan to the back.
* Ezekiel Jackson b. Drew McIntyre
* Drew McIntyre is backstage complaining to Teddy Long about losing his match, but Long says that he doesn’t like losers or complainers, and McIntyre storms off.
* Sheamus cuts a promo in the ring about winning the upcoming Royal Rumble. Hornswoggle then comes out and Sheamus asks him who will win the Rumble. Hornswoggle says himself. He is then interrupted by Heath Slater, who tells Sheamus that his dreams will never be realized. Sheamus tosses Slater over the top rope. Lilian Garcia announces that Slater will face Sheamus tonight.
* Sheamus b. Heath Slater
* Big Show and Daniel Bryan speak with Teddy Long. Bryan says that he’s become Show’s good luck charm, but Show says he’s tired of Bryan trying to help him. Long announces that Show will face Bryan next week for the World Heavyweight Title.
* Randy Orton faced Wade Barrett in a Falls Count Anywhere match. The match went backstage and at one point, their brawl went into an elevator. The match ended when Barrett threw Orton down a flight of stairs.