WWE is taping this week’s Smackdown tonight from KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy)
* Sheamus opens the show with a promo on Daniel Bryan, calling him a conceited champion, but he is quickly interrupted by Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero. Ziggler says that he deserves to be main eventing WrestleMania. This brings out Teddy Long, who makes Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler the official opening bout.
* Sheamus b. Dolph Ziggler
* John Laurinaitis demands an apology from Teddy Long after Long pushed him down on Raw. Long instead brings up that they will be switching brands next week, and since he’s still in control, he puts Mark Henry in a match with The Big Show later tonight.
* Santino Marella b. Heath Slater with the Cobra.
* Eve b. Natalya
* Cody Rhodes cuts a promo on The Big Show. Show eventually comes out and Rhodes runs away through the crowd. Show tries to coax Rhodes back into the ring, but he wouldn’t, so Show chases him. Show gets stopped by Teddy Long, who makes Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show for the Intercontinental Championship official at WrestleMania XXVIII. Mark Henry then came out for his match with Big Show.
* The Big Show b. Mark Henry with the WMD.
* Teddy Long books David Otunga vs. The Big Show for this week’s Raw, then speaks with Drew McIntyre. He tells him that he either wins tonight or he is fired.
* Justin Gabriel b. Drew McIntyre with the 450 Splash. Teddy Long then appeared on the TitanTron and fired McIntyre.
* Daniel Bryan comes out to the ring with AJ for a promo. He reminds the crowd that he is from Aberdeen, Washington, not too far from Seattle, but he moved to Las Vegas as soon as he could. He continued garnering cheap heat until Randy Orton came out for their match.
* Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton ended when Orton began to gain momentum and Bryan tried to leave with AJ. Orton ran after him and Kane‘s pyro went off. Bryan and AJ escaped as Kane began fighting with Orton. Kane chokeslammed Orton, grabbed a mic, and said “Welcome back” to end the show.