WWE taped this week’s Smackdown tonight from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy)
* Eve opens the show with a promo. She says that since John Laurinaitis is not in the building tonight, she is in charge. Alberto Del Rio comes out and demands that he be Sheamus‘ opponent at No Way Out. Randy Orton comes out next and demands to be Sheamus’ opponent. Kane does the same shortly after. Eve makes a triple threat match between the three for later in the show, in order to determine the #1 Contender.
* Christian b. Hunico with the Killswitch. After the match, Cody Rhodes got a mic and said that Christian is ruining the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship, and that he’ll win it back.
* Darren Young & Titus O’Neil b. The Usos
* Ryback b. two local jobbers with a double fisherman buster.
* Santino Marella b. Ricardo Rodriguez
* A vignette for Sin Cara‘s return airs, announcing his return date: June 1.
* Sheamus cuts a short promo John Laurinaitis & The Big Show before getting interrupted by Vickie Guerrero, who introduces his opponent, Jack Swagger.
* Sheamus b. Jack Swagger with a Brogue Kick.
* Damien Sandow b. Yoshi Tatsu
* The Big Show cuts a promo while sitting in a chair in the ring. He says that he felt betrayed by the fans and had no one to turn to, so he had to make a deal with Laurinaitis to get his job back. He says that he doesn’t care what the fans think, because he doesn’t care about them anymore.
* Kane comes out for the main event, but Daniel Bryan assaults him with a chair. Referees have to separate Bryan from Kane.
* A vignette for the return of Sin Cara airs.
* Alberto Del Rio b. Randy Orton & Kane in a triple threat match to become the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. Daniel Bryan went to ringside once again to distract the already-injured Kane, which gave Orton an opportunity to hit Kane with an RKO. Del Rio broke up the pin and pinned Kane himself for the victory. Sheamus came out after the match and laid Del Rio out with a Brogue Kick to end the show.