WWE taped next week’s WWE Smackdown tonight from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing December 28 on SyFy):
* Sheamus opens the show with a promo about New Year’s Resolutions. He says that his is to reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship. He calls out Big Show, who comes to the ring and tells Sheamus that he will not be getting any more title shots. Booker T interrupts and says that no one has earned a title shot at this point, so he will put every Superstar’s name into a tumbler and whoever is drawn will get a title shot later tonight.
* Superstars gather on the stage for the title shot drawing. Santino Marella is chosen from the tumbler, so it is announced that he will face Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship tonight.
* Brodus Clay b. Primo
* Backstage, Sheamus tries to teach Santino Marella the Brogue Kick for his match tonight. Santino hurts himself trying to do it.
* Wade Barrett & Team Rhodes Scholars b. Kofi Kingston & Team Hell No
* Backstage, Booker T tells Big Show that Santino Marella suffered an injury while attempting the Brogue Kick and cannot compete tonight. Therefore, another name will have to be drawn. Teddy Long brings in Show’s new opponent: Ricardo Rodriguez. Big Show hits Rodriguez with a WMD and leaves.
* Antonio Cesaro b. Zack Ryder
* Dolph Ziggler b. The Miz after Big E Langston provided a distraction. Langston assaulted The Miz after the match.
* Backstage, Booker T learns that Ricardo Rodriguez is unable to compete. Brad Maddox shows up and asks for another chance at a contract. Booker gives him one more shot, this time against Sheamus. Alberto Del Rio then shows up and vows revenge on Big Show for attacking Rodriguez. Booker gives Del Rio the title shot.
* Sheamus b. Brad Maddox
* The Usos b. The Prime Time Players
* Big Show b. Alberto Del Rio by disqualification to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. During the match, Big Show attempted to leave, but Sheamus came out and tried to get him back into the ring, resulting in the disqualification. The locker room empties and helps to get Big Show into the ring. Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick on Big Show to end the show.