WWE taped this week’s Smackdown from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* Mark Henry opens the show by coming to the ring wearing a leg cast and using crutches. He says he’s hurt, but not broken. He blamed Big Show for making him kick him in the groin at Survivor Series. Show came out and confronted Henry, who called Show a loser. Show knocked him out with the KO Punch.
* Daniel Bryan ran to the ring to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. He cashed it in and pinned Henry, but Teddy Long came out to inform Bryan that since Henry was unable to compete, the match was not official and the result had been voided. Long then returned the briefcase to Bryan and announced the main event for tonight: Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton in a #1 Contender’s Match to face Mark Henry next week’s Smackdown.
* Hunico b. Justin Gabriel
* Beth Phoenix & Natalya b. AJ & Kaitlyn. Alicia Fox was on commentary. Kaitlyn left AJ in the ring while Beth and Natalya continued attacking AJ. Alicia intervened and helped AJ to the back with an official.
* Zack Ryder talked to Sheamus backstage about his United States Championship Match petition. It is announced that Ryder and Sheamus will face Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler later tonight.
* Teddy Long and Aksana are backstage. Mark Henry confronts Long about having to defend his title next week. In spite of that, Long makes next week’s title match a steel cage match.
* Zack Ryder & Sheamus b. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler
* Daniel Bryan & AJ are backstage. They both talk about how they’ve had bad luck tonight before Bryan is interrupted by Wade Barrett, who says that he’ll win the fatal four-way match tonight. Barrett walks off and Bryan and AJ end the segment by kissing.
* Ted DiBiase b. Heath Slater. Jinder Mahal appeared on the tron and said that DiBiase is disrespecting his heritage by holding his DiBiase Posse Parties with common WWE fans.
* Matt Striker interviewed Cody Rhodes backstage. Rhodes said that he threw water in Booker T‘s face on Raw because he looked at Rhodes the wrong way. He said he’ll win the fatal four-way match tonight, and he says that he “can dig that, sucka!”
* Daniel Bryan b. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, & Wade Barrett to become the #1 Contender. Bryan will now face Mark Henry next week in a steel cage match for the World Heavyweight Championship. After the match, Rhodes ambushed Bryan and started beating him down. Orton stopped Rhodes with an RKO to end the show.