WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy)
* This week’s Smackdown is under the control of John Laurinaitis. The first match of the night is a steel cage match for the United States Championship between Santino Marella and Jack Swagger.
* Santino Marella b. Jack Swagger to retain the United States Championship. During the match, Dolph Ziggler attempted to climb into the cage, but Santino used the Cobra on his hands in order to keep him from climbing, and the referee ejected Ziggler. Vickie Guerrero was also at ringside and she attempted to interfere in Swagger’s favor, but she accidentally slammed the cage door on him, which gave Santino the opportunity to escape and win.
* Teddy Long meets with John Laurinaitis backstage and pleads with him to call off Kane vs. Aksana. Laurinaitis said no and made another match for tonight: John Laurinaitis vs. Teddy Long, with the winner getting to choose whether Kane vs. Aksana happens.
* Drew McIntyre is in the ring with a microphone. He says that John Laurinaitis gave him a chance to get his job back. All he has to do is face a mystery opponent. The Great Khali comes out, but David Otunga interrupts him and informs Drew that his actual opponent is Hornswoggle.
* Drew McIntyre b. Hornswoggle to get his job back. McIntyre slammed Hornswoggle repeatedly until the referee stopped the match. Khali, who was sitting ringside, brain chopped Drew and carried Hornswoggle to the back.
* Mark Henry b. Ezekiel Jackson
* John Laurinaitis comes to the ring wearing wrestling tights, and Teddy Long follows. Laurinaitis tells him that he should just lay down for him if he wants to save Aksana from Kane.
* Teddy Long b. John Laurinaitis with a roll-up. Kane attempted to interfere in the match, but Randy Orton ambushed him and hit an RKO on him.
* Kofi Kingston & R-Truth b. Primo & Epico in a non-title match.
* Michael Cole gets into the ring and calls Sheamus and Daniel Bryan to the ring. Bryan takes AJ to the ring with him. Cole leads them in an interview about their match at WrestleMania XXVIII. At one point, AJ grabs the microphone and begins to speak, but Bryan tells her to shut up.
* Sheamus, The Big Show, & Randy Orton b. Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, & The Miz. After the match, Kane attacked Orton and they brawled through the crowd. Kane tried to choke Orton out on the outside, then attempted a chokeslam in the ring. Orton countered that and hit an RKO to end the show.