WWE taped this week’s WWE Smackdown Tuesday night from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. Below are quick results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Team Hell No opens the show in the ring. Kane says that they will defeat Team Rhodes Scholars and he will win the Royal Rumble. Daniel Bryan asserts that he will win the Rumble, but he gets interrupted by The Big Show. Big Show hypes his match against Alberto Del Rio before getting interrupted by Team Rhodes Scholars. The trash-talking escalates, leading to Team Rhodes Scholars and The Big Show turning their attention to Team Hell No. Before a brawl breaks out, Alberto Del Rio runs out to even the odds. Booker T comes out and makes a 6-man elimination tag main event.
* Sheamus b. Wade Barrett
* Natalya w/ The Great Khali & Hornswoggle b. Rosa Mendes w/ Primo & Epico by submission with the Sharpshooter.
* CM Punk & Paul Heyman come to the ring. Punk cuts a promo on the stipulation that Vince McMahon added on this week’s Raw. Punk then calls out The Shield, and refuses to leave the ring until they come out. They eventually circle the ring, and Punk tells them to not interfere this Sunday. The Shield remains silent and walks away. Punk then gets back to his promo about the match before being interrupted by The Rock. They hype their upcoming match, ending the segment with a staredown.
* Randy Orton b. Drew McIntyre by disqualification when the rest of 3MB attacked Orton. Orton eventually got the upper hand and took all three out.
* The Miz b. Darren Young w/ Titus O’Neil by submission with the Figure-Four Leglock. Antonio Cesaro was on commentary for the match.
* Alberto Del Rio & Team Hell No b. The Big Show & Team Rhodes Scholars. Damien Sandow was eliminated first, by Kane. Kane was eventually eliminated by countout. Daniel Bryan was eliminated next, by countout as well. Del Rio caused The Big Show to be counted out. Del Rio then got the win for his team by pinning Rhodes. After the match, Big Show came back out and attacked Del Rio, ending the assault by flipping the announce table on top of him.