Los Matadores beat El Locals in a dark match prior to Thursday night's Smackdown taping in Corpus Christi, Texas. El Locals, a tag team comprised of Tyson Kidd and Ricardo Rodriguez in Lucha Libre masks, wore new masks for the bout.
After the taping concluded, John Cena beat WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton via disqualification in a dark match main event. Orton was disqualified when he used the title belt as a weapon. After the match, Orton went to punt Cena but he countered and hit the Attitude Adjustment to send the crowd home happy.