*Spoilers* Smackdown Taping Results From Little Rock, Arkansas

WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from Verizon Arena in Little Rock, Arkansas. Below are full results:

Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):

* Cody Rhodes b. Booker T to retain the Intercontinental Championship. The match went on for a long time and ended with Rhodes hitting the Beautiful Disaster kick for the pin.

* Cody Rhodes and Goldust are backstage after Cody's match. Cody says to Goldust that he has already surpassed him and he will be greater than Dusty Rhodes someday.

* Zack Ryder is in Teddy Long's office. Ryder said that he's busy now that he is the United States Champion, so it may be a good idea for Long to find a new Assistant General Manager on Smackdown. Drew McIntyre enters, but is not offered the position. Santino Marella enters and reminds Long that McIntyre was supposed to be fired due to last week's loss. This sets up Santino vs. McIntyre for tonight, and if Santino wins, he is the new Assistant to the General Manager. If McIntyre wins, he likely won't be fired. The segment ends with Aksana entering the office.

* There is a short backstage segment with AJ and Alicia Fox. Daniel Bryan enters and discusses tonight's match against The Big Show with AJ.

* Hornswoggle b. Heath Slater in an Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge. Slater almost slammed Hornswoggle over the top rope, but Hornswoggle grabbed his hair to reverse it and win. Slater got mad and attacked Hornswoggle after the match. Justin Gabriel ran down to save Hornswoggle.

* Hunico b. Ted DiBiase

* Wade Barrett cuts a promo about the Barrett Barrage. He tells the crowd that after his injury, Randy Orton will be watching from home as Barrett wins the Royal Rumble later this month. Sheamus interrupts. They both talk themselves up, but Jinder Mahal interrupts both of them. Barrett leaves the ring and Mahal turns his attention to Sheamus. Mahal slaps Sheamus, leading to a brawl. Barrett rushes back to the ring to join the assault on Sheamus. The brawl ends with Mahal locking the Camel Clutch on Sheamus.

* Santino Marella b. Drew McIntyre. Santino is then appointed the new Assistant to the General Manager of Smackdown.

* Drew McIntyre is back in Teddy Long's office asking for another chance. Long says that tonight was strike 2 for Drew, and next week might be strike 3.

* Primo & Epico b. Air Boom in a non-title match. Rosa Mendes accompanied Primo & Epico to the ring. Epico picked up the win after Evan Bourne failed to hit Air Bourne.

* Sheamus vs. Jinder Mahal is official for next week's Smackdown.

* Tamina b. Natalya

* Daniel Bryan b. The Big Show by disqualification to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Mark Henry was on commentary for the match. During the match, Bryan went over to taunt Henry, who pushed Bryan, causing the DQ. Bryan celebrated with his title on the ramp to end the show.

  • matt

    McIntyre just lost to Santino, once you job to Santino your WWE career is going down the drain

    • H.M.

      Or McIntyre is going through the MVP treatment and is going to job until he becomes a face….*cringes*

      After that face turn MVP was never the same again, only disappearing into midcard hell and then obscurity; eventually getting released.

      Yeah either way its gonna blow.

    • jdl

      That's not entirely true. Santino is an odd duck in the WWE. He can win or lose a match on the drop of a hat and never suffer from it. The crowd loves him, management loves him, and he can pretty much always rescue a segment that's going south. Sure, jobbing is never a good sign, but when you're jobbing to a guy who can be a jobber one minute and working the upper midcard the next, it's more of a storyline angle than a bad sign.

  • fired from SD try fired wwe completely!! i do see it coming

  • Dan “The Frontman” Haase

    I have a bad feeling about the out come of tonight’s main event

  • Why have title matches on TV if the titles never change hands on TV matches?

    • Danny


    • JakShowtime

      Because titles shouldn't change hands too often. Lessens their value.

    • Alex

      Titles have changed hands on tv and I don't even mean the midcard titles. I mean the WWE & World Heavyweight title has changed hands on tv before. Miz won his WWE title on raw last year.

  • gibbons08

    I wish the titles would change hands on Raw or Smackdown once in a while, I thinks it’s really exciting when the title changes hands unexpectedly

  • Chad

    Daniel Bryan going heel? Awesome!

  • Skyrim

    ^^ John Cena won the title from Rey Mysterio on TV
    Multiple MITB cash ins have happened on TV.
    Orton won the title on TV.

    • XKonn247

      As did Chris Jericho and Brock Lesner recently.

      • jdl

        How in the blue hell is Lesnar wining a title recent?

        • Matt Scott

          One of the more recent world title changes.

    • jordan

      Mvp won the united states champion on smackdown against shelton benjamin

    • Alex

      The Miz won the WWE title on Raw against Orton.

  • James

    DQ makes Bryan seem weak and cant go over in a title match clean. Id rather have seen a fluke win out of no where or a counter of a chokeslam into a LeBell Lock

    • have you considered a bryan heel turn? it could do wonders for him.

      • James

        Yeah and I agree it would be perfect for him to go heel. But on a DQ caused cos of Henry pushing him? It would have been awesome if he turned heel by causing a DQ himself with a low blow or steel chair shot

  • Chris

    Bryan heel turn comming and the DQ can make him seem like a little rat of a Champ, but if they do the heel turn right it may work

  • Patrick_Peralta

    This is great Daniel Bryan is heading for a heel turn, He's showing signs of being a heel by keeping his title in such a manner. Besides a win is a win. Jesse Ventura would be so proud if he was at the announce Table.

    Jesse always said "Win if you can, Lose if you must , but always cheat."


    Eddie's If You not cheating , your not trying.

    I know Daniel Bryan does make a good heel I've seen it before I'm enjoying what he is doing.

    • Ernest Bethea

      Not if the guy's a face. How many times has Jesse called out Hulk Hogan for "clenched fists" and "low kicks" just to name a couple of Hogan shots?

  • jonathon212

    the smackdown roster is so weak that when guys like ziggler, ryder, miz, etc dont have matches or segments the shows are boring. i cant ever remember a time where smackdown roster was so poor

  • H.M.

    Daniel Bryan still seems like a jobber even AS a champion. This is just how I have perceived him judging off of his booking. Not to mention that Coles mindnumbing commentary only further makes DBryan look like a joke.

    • Patrick_Peralta

      anybody in their right mind wouldn't listen to Cole.

  • rogstab

    Weak SD altogether. A golden opportunity to get McIntyre back into the limelight. What a waste of a great talent. Santino will be hilarious in his new role though.

    • Kerri

      Isn't Santino a RAW superstar?

      Granted Ryder is too, but I believe it was Triple H who gave him that spot, so at that time it made sense as Triple H was "listed" as "COO" and in charge of both shows……..sometimes, when he felt like it. But Santino? Why not give this spot on TV to a SD superstar to build them up?

  • Richie

    I think McIntyre is gonna lose again, then start appearing randomly and assault people and interfere in matches. It will probably culminate in a feud with Sheamus, and establish him in the mid-card.

    • MonstaHeel 450

      That could and should happen. Both are kinda brawlers with attitude. Play it right and this would be interesting come Wrestlemania.

  • ThePeoplesChamp

    Booker t should have won that match. Its nice to see titles change hands on tv once in a while and it would also be nice to see a seasoned vet like booker get one more title rein

  • Vin Sidious

    I'm sorry, but there's no way Big Show should get DQ'd if Bryan approached the announce table and then got shoved by Mark Henry. Its not like Henry actively interfered in the match on Show's behalf. Just lame booking there.

  • Bruce

    News update: Micheal Cole announced today that he's turning face!!

  • I wonder if Slater ever looks at his career and wonders where it all went wrong?

    Getting beaten by Hornswoggle in an over the top rope match is like losing to Zach Gowen in an arse kicking contest.

  • seth

    kso errybody stop complaning booker lost kuz their settn up for rhodes to fight golddust at wrestlemainia

    • Van

      plus Booker said this feud was his last "hurrah"

  • MonstaHeel 450

    Like I said last week, "NATTIE NEIDHART, EVERY DIVA'S DOORMAT"

  • Kobe

    Ted Dibiase, D Bryan, and Drew Mcyntire are very talented and are misused. Smackdown writers should be fired.

  • Adam

    shit! The Big Show should be the world heaveweight champion…. but at least it not mark henry…