WWE taped this week's Smackdown tonight from the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Below are full results:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on SyFy):
* The show opens with footage of Christian winning the World Heavyweight Championship by disqualification against Randy Orton at WWE Money in the Bank.
* Randy Orton comes out and cuts a promo about his title loss. He talks about Vince McMahon being forced out and replaced by Triple H. Orton calls out Christian. Christian comes out and stands at the top of the ramp. Christian taunts Orton about spitting on him but Orton just wants a shot to win his title back. Finally he goes after Christian at the top of the ramp. Teddy Long reminds Orton he is already booked in a street fight tonight against Kane. He announces World Heavyweight Champion Christian vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson (even though Jackson was advertised to defend the title against Cody Rhodes)
* World Heavyweight Champion Christian b. WWE Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson after hitting the Kill Switch.
Michael Cole interviewed Smackdown Money in the Bank winner Daniel Bryan. Cole continued his heel character by calling Bryan's victory a fluke and said Bryan will take the easy way out and "cash in" on the champion when he is down. Bryan said he's not cashing in until Wrestlemania XXVIII.
* Daniel Bryan b. Heath Slater via submission in the LeBell Lock.
* Backstage, Mark Henry tells Matt Striker he doesn't regret taking out Big Show at the pay-per-view.
* Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett ended in a double count out. After the match ended, Sheamus hit Barrett with a Brogue Kick.
* A Cody Rhodes vignette is shown followed by a promo by Kane.
* Randy Orton b. Kane in a street fight. The match got a considerable amount of time, with Kane even kicking out of an RKO. Orton took many chair shots from Kane and kicked out of his chokeslam. They should hands after the bout. After the match, Mark Henry came out and took out Kane to end the show.
Dark Match Main Event:
* World Heavyweight Champion Christian b. Randy Orton after interference from Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase. Orton took them out after the match, hitting the RKO on both.
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