WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Daniel Bryan opens the show with a promo. Mark Henry interrupts him and announces that he is banned from ringside in tonight’s World Heavyweight Championship match against The Big Show, but he wants a title shot next week.
* Justin Gabriel b. Heath Slater
* Drew McIntyre is talking to Teddy Long in his office. Long reminds Drew that last week was Strike 2, and if Drew loses again tonight, he will consider firing him. Drew leaves as Aksana walks in.
* Cody Rhodes b. Ezekiel Jackson. Rhodes stared Booker T down from the ring after the match.
* Cody Rhodes and Goldust have a short backstage segment in which Goldust tells Cody he doesn’t have any respect.
* Ted DiBiase b. Drew McIntyre. Hunico and Camacho were on commentary during the match.
* Sheamus b. Jinder Mahal
* David Otunga b. Santino Marella
* “Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay b. Tyson Kidd in a squash.
* Drew McIntyre is outside Teddy Long‘s office. He considers walking in, but stops himself and walks away.
* Tamina b. Natalya
* Wade Barrett came to the ring and cut a promo on taking out Randy Orton. Sheamus interrupts and challenges him to a match next week.
* The main event is Daniel Bryan vs. The Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship. AJ was ringside in support of Bryan. Big Show inadvertently hit AJ with the WMD after Bryan dodged it and ended up being taken out on a stretcher. The match then ended in a no contest and Bryan accompanied AJ up the ramp.