WWE taped this week’s WWE Smackdown tonight from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* A segment airs of CM Punk & Paul Heyman at Sun Life Stadium. Punk is wearing The Rock‘s old football jersey. He says that not only is the stadium where The Rock used to play gone, but the WWE that The Rock used to wrestle for is gone too. Punk berated The Rock, saying that The Rock hasn’t been on Smackdown in years, and Punk has taken his spot.
* The Rock comes to the ring and speaks to the hometown crowd. He is soon interrupted by Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow, who accuse The Rock of stealing their spotlight. The Rock fires back and makes fun of Rhodes’ mustache. Sandow puts forth a bet for The Rock: if he can answer 3 questions correctly, he can stay in the ring. The Rock accepts the bet. For the first question, he correctly answers that Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th US President. For the second question, he correctly answers that Schindler’s list won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1993. The Rock says he gets to ask the third question, and asks what you get when you cross a geological aggregate of minerals with its lowest form. The answer is revealed to be Rock Bottom, so The Rock hits Sandow with one. Rock then takes Rhodes out with a spinebuster and The People’s Elbow.
* Booker T comes out and announces that Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton will take place later tonight. He reminds the crowd of The Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio, which causes Big Show to interrupt. Big Show accuses Booker T of giving Del Rio a match solely because the show is in Miami. Del Rio interrupts, attacking Big Show and sending him out of the ring.
* In a pre-taped segment, Antonio Cesaro announces that he is officially entering the Royal Rumble match.
* Randy Orton b. Antonio Cesaro by disqualification when The Shield interfered and assaulted Orton. They ended the attack with the 3-man powerbomb.
* It is announced that Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big Show will be a Last Man Standing match.
* Backstage, Matt Striker interviews 3MB about their upcoming match with Sheamus.
* Dolph Ziggler & AJ Lee w/ Big E Langston b. The Great Khali & Natalya w/ Hornswoggle. Ziggler and Langston attacked Khali after the match. Hornswoggle tried to intervene, but Langston hit his finisher on Hornswoggle.
* Sheamus b. 3MB in a handicap match.
* Team Hell No b. The Prime Time Players
* Alberto Del Rio b. The Big Show in a Last Man Standing match to win the World Heavyweight Championship. The match featured weapons such as tables and chairs, and ended when Del Rio hit Big Show repeatedly with the ring steps before flipping the announce table on top of him. Del Rio celebrated to end the show.