WWE SMACKDOWN!

2009

12/30/08; East Rutherford, NJ; Izod Center
1/2/09 - featured an opening in-ring announcement by Vickie Guerrero in which she announced WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy would defend against Edge at the Royal Rumble and that the Smackdown! stars who will be taking part in the Rumble match will be announced later in the show; moments later, Triple H appeared and argued she should go ahead and announce who would be in the Rumble match and that he should be in the match to guarantee a Smackdown! performer won; Triple H then said if a Smackdown! performer didn't win then Vickie would be seen as a weak GM, then pulled out her action figure to show how realistic it was; Vickie then told Triple H he was in the Rumble, with Triple H taking off the action figure's shirt and said it was hot; Triple H then said he went playing on the Internet earlier in the show and found nude photos of her on eBay; she eventually ran backstage after Triple H said the auction ended in 5 minutes and that he keeps getting outbid by someone named chavog2009; included a vignette promoting the return of Umaga; featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with Michelle McCool regarding her losing the WWE Divas Champion the previous week to Maryse and then attacking guest referee Maria after the bout, with Michelle claiming Maria cost her the title; included a backstage segment with Edge, Big Show, and Vickie in which they discussed Vickie's photos on eBay; after Vickie left, Show and Edge traded words; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is watched by more than 15 million people every week in the US; included a look at the props used in "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" included an in-ring segment in which Jim Ross announced that Triple H, the Big Show, Vladimir Kozlov, and WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin would help make up the Smackdown! contingent at the Rumble; moments later, Benjamin interrupted and corrected Ross' announcement by saying he should have named him the odds-on winner; Ross then left the ring as Benjamin cut a promo on having held the belt 6 months and that he would leave WrestleMania as WWE World Champion; Benjamin then said Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Finlay, or R Truth couldn't compare to him; moments later, the voice of the Undertaker was heard saying "I think you forgot someone;" the lights then went out and when they came back on Taker was in the ring; Taker then hit the chokeslam on Benjamin; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Kizarny later in the show; included an in-ring promo by McCool in which she said Eve was right and Maria deserved an apology; McCool then asked Maria, who was not in the building, to accept her apology; she then asked Eve to come out so she could apologize to her in person; Eve then appeared and accepted McCool's apology; after the two hugged, Eve went to go backstage but was jumped from behind by McCool; McCool then assaulted Eve around ringside, ending by throwing her into the ringpost, until referees came out to stop it; featured a backstage segment with Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Vickie in which Triple H appeared, with Vickie saying Triple H would compete the following week in a tables match, handicap match, and last man standing match; included the announcement that WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon would defend the following week against The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson:
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) defeated Curt Hawkins & Zach Ryder at 4:04 when Khali pinned Ryder with one foot on his chest after hitting the tree slam on Ryder and the chop to the head on Hawkins; after the bout, Finlay & Hornswoggle attacked the opponents with Finlay dropping Hawkins with the Celtic Cross and Hornswoggle following with the frog splash
The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson defeated Jesse & Festus at 4:43 when Jackson pinned Jesse with a uranagi after making the blind tag
Vladimir Kozlov pinned Hurricane Helms at 4:02 following the headbutt to the chest and uranagi
Kizarny pinned MVP at 6:27 with a double arm DDT into a float over; prior to the bout, a degected MVP, without his trademark necklaces, asked his opponent to come on in so he could get it over with already; MVP was cheered during the bout and Kizarny booed; after the match, Ken Kennedy came out, told MVP not to let the loss get to him, and then plugged his new movie, "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia" (Kizarny's TV debut)
WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy & ECW World Champion Matt Hardy defeated Edge & the Big Show at 14:23 when Jeff pinned Edge following the Twist of Fate / Swanton combo; prior to the bout, Edge cut a promo on everything the fans blame him for, then adding they could blame him once Jeff loses his title; late in the bout, Show walked out of the match

12/30/08; East Rutherford, NJ; Izod Center
1/9/09 - featured the announcement that WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy and his fiancee Beth had been involved in a car accident overnight near Jeff's home of Cameron, NC; the Beth featured in the segment was not Hardy's fiancee; included police dashcam footage from the scene in which Hardy said the wreck was caused by someone speeding behind him; featured Taz conducting a backstage interview taped earlier in the day with Edge regarding Jeff's wreck, during which Edge said he felt bad for Jeff and that he wished he and his fiancee the best; included a look at the action scenes in "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia;" featured a vignette showing Vladimir Kozlov in training; included Ken Kennedy as a guest of the VIP Lounge in which Kennedy plugged his movie before telling MVP that both he and the fans have had enough of MVP's losing streak; moments later, a production crew came out to repossess MVP's set; Kennedy then told MVP that things could always be worse; after Kennedy left ringside, the Boogeyman appeared and hit the pumphandle slam on MVP; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; included cell phone footage from the scene of the wreck capturing the moments Hardy was speaking with the police officer; featured comments from Hardy, via satellite, in which he said he was on his way back from a party attended by ECW World Champion Matt Hardy, R Truth, and Hurricane Helms when he was ran off the road:
Triple H defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champion John Morrison (w/ WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin) in a tables match after throwing Morrison off the top and through a table on the floor; after the contest, Triple H knocked Mizanin off the apron but was attacked from behind by Chavo Guerrero Jr., who threw Triple H through a table in the ring; following the commercial break, Vickie Guerrero confronted Triple H backstage to remind him of the other matches he had scheduled that night
The Undertaker pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 12:35 with the tombstone after catching Benjamin attempting to jump over Taker in the corner
Brie & Nikki Bella defeated Michelle McCool & Victoria at 3:24 when Victoria was pinned with an Oklahoma side roll after missing a moonsault; after the match, Michelle attacked Victoria and laid her out for losing the contest
Triple H defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. & WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Mike Mizanin in a handicap match at 4:18 by pinning Mizanin with the Pedigree, moments after Guerrero refused to be tagged into the match; after the contest, Vickie Guerrero appeared on the big screen and announced Triple H would face the Big Show later in the night in the last man standing match
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated The Brian Kendrick & Ezikial Jackson at 6:07 when Carlito pinned Kendrick with the Back Stabber
The Big Show defeated Triple H in a last man standing match at 16:25 following a right hand punch after hitting a chokeslam onto one of the commentary tables; after the match, Vickie Guerrero appeared and joined Show on stage as they watched Triple H lying on the table

1/13/09; Omaha, NE; Qwest Center
1/16/09:
Matt Hardy & Finlay defeated ECW World Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry
R Truth defeated The Brian Kendrick
MVP defeated the Big Show in a last man standing match after Triple H interfered
Michelle McCool defeated Victoria (Victoria's last match)

1/13/09; Omaha, NE; Qwest Center
1/23/09 - included opening comments from Jim Ross & Tazz in which they said it had been determined that the previous week's accident involving WWE World Champion Jeff Hardy was the result of foul play; featured an in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he had nothing to do with Hardy's accident the previous week or any of the other altercations in recent weeks; moments later, after Edge said he would take Hardy's title at the Royal Rumble, Matt Hardy ran out, brawled with Edge, and then chased him into the crowd; included a vignette promoting the return of Umaga; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Edge in which Vickie, believing Edge had something to do with Jeff's accident, announced Edge would face Matt later in the show in a No DQ match; included an ad for "WWE The Music: Voices;" featured a sit-down interview between Ross and Jeff taped earlier in the week in which Jeff spoke to the camera, saying Edge would pay for the attacks on Jeff dating back to Survivor Series; included a vignette of Vladimir Kozlov in training; featured a look at "The Wrestler," with comments from director Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke; included an ad for "Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia," noting the DVD had outsold "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Hellboy," and "The Incredible Hulk" the previous week; featured an ad for WWE pay-per-view; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read there were 14 WWE titles listed in the most popular sports DVDs of 2008, beating the NFL with 2 titles and MLB, UFC, NCAA, and the NBA, all with one apiece:
The Undertaker defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match via submission with the Hell's Gate at 9:18
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with one foot on the chest at 1:50 after hitting the tree slam; prior to the bout, Guerrero cut an in-ring promo saying he wasn't Vickie Guerrero's gopher, rather a go-getter and someone who can fix problems when they arise
Michelle McCool & Natalya Neidhart defeated Brie & Nikki Bella via disqualification at the 53-second mark when Maria attacked Michelle, with the two fighting out to the floor; moments later, Maria fought off Natalya before she was thrown into the barrier and kicked by McCool; WWE Divas Champion Maryse provided guest commentary for the match
Edge pinned Matt Hardy in a No DQ match at 6:22 after Mark Henry and ECW World Champion Jack Swagger interfered, with Swagger hitting the gutwrench powerbomb, Henry hitting the powerslam, and then both holding Hardy up so Edge could hit the spear
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 12:45 when Mizani pinned Carlito with a roll up after Morrison made a blind tag and then sustained the Back Stabber
Vladimir Kozlov & the Big Show defeated Triple H at 13:48 when Kozlov scored the pin with the modified uranagi; the bout was scheduled as Triple H vs. Kozlov but Vickie Guerrero appeared during the opening moments and added Show to the match

1/27/09; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
1/30/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he brought with him and sat in the same steel chair he struck Jeff Hardy in the back with at the Royal Rumble; Matt said he would no longer share the spotlight with Jeff, who he said was at home and would stay at home; during the segment, clips of the Hardys and Jeff's recent accidents were shown; Matt then said no one could prove he was behind any of Jeff's accidents but that it wasn't an accident what he did to Jeff at the Rumble; Matt said Jeff was a constant mistake and he often had to cover for him; he then said he had tried his hardest to be a role model but the fans instead took to Jeff, who he called irresponsible; Matt said he no longer considered Jeff his partner or brother; included a look at the first WrestleMania and how the event has changed over the years; featured a vignette promoting the return of Umaga later in the broadcast; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read almost three times as many viewers watched the previous week's Smackdown! than the Winter X Games on ESPN; featured a look at the history of the Elimination Chamber; included an ad for "Edge: A Decade of Decadence;" featured a vignette showing Vladimir Kozlov in training; included an ad for "WWE The Music Vol. 9: Voices;" featured footage of Mickey Rourke commenting from the SAG awards that he would be at WrestleMania and Chris Jericho appearing on Larry King Live! with Rourke earlier in the week, during which Jericho said he didn't have respect for Rourke; included Vickie Guerrero introducing WWE World Champion Edge, with Edge then saying all the fans were wrong when they said he wouldn't walk out with the title; Edge then said "For the benefit of those with flash photography..." and made a new pose with him kissing Vickie; moments later, the Big Show appeared for his scheduled match; included a look at WrestleMania 21 and Edge winning the first Money in the Bank ladder match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than any other show on television; included the trailer of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena's "12 Rounds," in theaters March 27; included Eve speaking backstage about Cena's movie until she was interrupted and insulted by Michelle McCool, with Eve then slapping Michelle:
R Truth pinned The Brian Kendrick with the scissors kick at 2:14; prior to the bout, Ezikial Jackson escorted Kendrick ringside but was ejected by the referee before the contest began
MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 5:12 with the Drive By after avoiding Guerrero's frog splash; prior to the bout, it was announced that tickets for WrestleMania Axxess would go on sale the following morning; after the match, Tazz conducted an in-ring interview with MVP regarding his 20-week losing streak and recent wins, during which MVP set his sights on the WWE US Title
Umaga pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the thumb strike to the throat at 1:44 (Umaga's TV return after a 6-month absence) (Umaga's debut with new theme music)
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: The Undertaker defeated Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas) via submission with the Hell's Gate at 5:25 following a chokeslam
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: The Big Show pinned Festus (w/ Jesse) with the right hand punch at 2:39; after the bout, Show hit the chokeslam on Jesse
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Triple H defeated the Great Khali (w/ Rujin Singh) and Vladimir Kozlov at 9:05 by pinning Khali with the Pedigree after Kozlov struck Khali with the headbutt to the chest and was then knocked to the floor by Triple H

1/27/09; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
2/6/09:
Vladimir Kozlov won a battle royal
MVP defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match
The Brian Kendrick, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated R-Truth, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon
Michelle McCool defeated Eve
Umaga defeated Sho Funaki
The Undertaker & Triple H defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge & the Big Show

2/10/09; Fresno, CA; Save Mart Center
2/13/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Edge and Vickie Guerrero in which Edge said he suffered a neck injury the previous week as a result of the Undertaker's tombstone after Edge's tag team partner the Big Show punched him in the face; Vickie then said Edge would be part of the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out but would not wrestle later in the show to protect his health; after Edge said he would walk out with the title at the end of No Way Out, Show came out and said while Edge could avoid wrestling later in the night, he would still have to put the title up at No Way Out; after Show and Edge had words, Vickie booked Show to face Triple H, Vladimir Kozlov, and the Undertaker in the main event; included highlights from WrestleMania 13 and the performances of Rocky Maivia, Steve Austin, and the Undertaker, followed by a vignette of Taker cutting a promo on his upcoming participation in the Elimination Chamber; featured a backstage segment with WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon and Nikki & Brie Bella in which the Bellas thanked the Colons for their Valentine's Day flowers; moments later, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin interrupting and saying they sent the flowers, with Nikki proposing the two teams wrestle later in the show with the winners taking her and her sister out the next night; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action had been viewed the previous month on WWE.com; featured footage of Jerr Hardy arriving to the arena and being greeted by Jimmy Wang Yang, R Truth, the Great Khali, Eve, and Maria; included an in-ring promo by Jeff regarding Matt Hardy costing him the WWE World Title at the Royal Rumble, during which footage of their career and childhood was shown, and said he would regain his title at No Way Out; featured an ad for the "Best of Saturday Night's Main Event;" included Eve conducting a backstage interivew with Maria regarding her match later in the show against Michelle McCool; featured highlights from WrestleMania III and the feud between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Triple H regarding his participation in the night's main event and in the upcoming Elimination Chamber; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men under 50 watched the previous week's ECW than any program on NBC, ABC, CBS, or FOX:
MVP defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. via disqualification at 3:26 when WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin interfered and dropped MVP with the Paydirt after Guerrero sustained the Drive By; after the bout, Guerrero hit the frog splash on MVP as Benjamin watched on from the ramp
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) in a non-title match at 10:33 when Morrison pinned Primo with the Moonlight Drive after Mizanin shoved Primo off the top behind the referee's back; stipulations stated the winners would take the Bella twins out the following night; after the contest, Morrison & Mizanin left ringside with the Bellas
R Truth pinned Ezikial Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) at 2:57 by reversing the uranagi into a victory roll
Maria pinned Michelle McCool with a roll up at 3:40 after Michelle became distracted by Eve, who came ringside late in the match; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Michelle beating Eve the previous week
Triple H, the Undertaker, Vladimir Kozlov, and the Big Show fought to a no contest at 12:50 when, after each man hit his finisher, WWE World Champion Edge ran out and dropped Show - the last man standing - with the spear to end the broadcast

2/17/09; Portland, OR; Rose Garden
2/20/09:
WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool defeated Maria & Eve
MVP & R Truth defeated WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Umaga defeated Scotty Goldman (Goldman's last appearance)
Jeff Hardy defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via disqualification in a non-title match

2/17/09; Portland, OR; Rose Garden
2/27/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by John Cena in which he addressed the Smackdown! fans for the first time in 2 years, cut a promo on World Heavyweight Champion Edge, and issued a challenge for a title match; moments later, Edge appeared and accepted the challenge until Vickie Guerrero came out and said Edge wouldn't be competing; Cena then said he promised the fans he would get his hands on Edge and didn't want to let them down; as he went to leave the ring, Vickie stopped him and said he would have to face the Big Show later in the night, with Show then joining Edge and Vickie on the stage; included a vignette promoting the return of Gail Kim; featured the announcement Ricky Steambot would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million diva photos had been viewed on WWE.com over the past month; included highlights of Randy Savage winning the WWF World Title tournament at WrestleMania IV and losing it to Hulk Hogan the following year at WrestleMania V; featured a trailer for Cena's "12 Rounds":
WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 12:16 when Carlito pinned Morrison with the Back Stabber after avoiding the Moonlight Drive; only the Smackdown! titles were at stake in the match; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Morrison & Mizanin's recent date with Brie & Nikki Bella, with Carlito & Primo accientally smashing the Bellas in the face with food; after the contest, the Colons left ringside with the Bellas, who appeared mid-way through the bout
Vladimir Kozlov pinned the Undertaker at 12:00 by reversing Old School into a powerslam
Jeff Hardy fought Matt Hardy to a no contest when Jeff came out in street clothes, grabbed the mic, and cut a promo saying he would never wrestle Matt; Matt then took the mic, said he wasn't Jeff's brother, and that the fans make him physically sick when they cheer for Jeff; Matt then said he was the more talented of the two and then goaded Jeff to fight him, eventually slapping him twice across the face; Jeff then left the ring, shaking his head no
Chavo Guerrero Jr. pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin in a non-title match at 2:50 with a roll up and cradle as Benjamin stared at MVP, who provided guest commentary, on the floor; after the contest, Benjamin stared down at Chavo, outside the ring, until MVP sneaked up behind him and hit the Drive By
The Big Show pinned John Cena at 20:01 with a right hand punch and the chokeslam after Cena became distracted by World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who appeared ringside during the closing moments of the match; Edge and Vickie Guerrero were shown watching the match backstage early in the bout; after the contest, Edge verbally berated Cena in the ring

3/3/09; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
3/6/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker regarding his upcoming match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania, during which a video package aired recapping Michaels' WrestleMania performances; Taker then repeated what he told Michaels at the Royal Rumble - "Sometimes it is hell trying to get to heaven;" included a video package recapping WrestleMania III and the match between Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Jeff Hardy in which Vickie tried to talk Jeff into facing Matt Hardy at WrestleMania rather than taking part in the Money in the Bank match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has 9 of 10 spots on the top selling sports DVDs with "The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event" at #1; featured a WrestleMania ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a segment of The Dirt Sheet in which WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin were dressed as WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon, with butts on their faces; following the segment, it was announced the two teams would face off the following week with Morrison & Mizanin's titles at stake; featured a vignette of Umaga; included an in-ring segment in which Vickie attempted to introduce World Heavyweight Champion Edge and the Big Show for their contract signing for WrestleMania, with Edge interrupting before she could get to the introductions and questioning what relationship Vickie and Show have; Vickie pleaded that their relationship was just professional, with Edge questioning why she would embarass him by not telling him about her announcement on Raw earlier; Show then appeared and said Edge wasn't a good champion but Show dominates, which is why Vickie gave him the title shot; Show then signed the contract and said he would beat Edge; Edge then responded by saying he was far better and then argued that's why Vickie made the match - to make sure Edge keeps his belt; Edge then went to sign the contract when John Cena appeared, knocked Show to the floor by hitting him with the title belt, and then threw the contract table into Edge; moments later, Cena whispered something into Vickie's ear and left ringside; featured the announcement that Bill Watts would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a backstage segment in which Edge agreed to the contract signing, with Vickie saying it would take place Monday on Raw; Vickie then began crying, with Edge then leaving the room; featured a video package on WrestleMania 21 and the Money in the Bank ladder match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was the highest in MyNetworkTV history, breaking its own record for the 12th time; featured a trailer for Cena's "12 Rounds":
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: MVP pinned Matt Hardy at 7:59 by reversing an attempt at the Twist of Fate into a roll up; prior to the match, Matt cut an in-ring promo on Jeff Hardy not wanting to wrestle him and said once they both win their Money in the Bank qualifying matches then he would finally get his hands on Jeff at WrestleMania
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Eve in a non-title match at 3:26 with the DDT after avoiding a crossbody off the top; Michelle McCool provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, WWE Women's Champion Melina ran out and jumped Maryse until Michelle climbed in the ring and threw Melina into the ringpost
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin defeated Jeff Hardy via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:25 when Matt Hardy came out, climbed into the ring, stared at Jeff, and then punched Benjamin; after the match, Matt slowly turned away from Jeff and left the ring
WWE World Champion Triple H fought Umaga to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 3-minute mark when Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and Cody Rhodes came through the crowd, surrounded the ring, and then jumped Triple H after Umaga was knocked to the floor and referee Mike Chioda left the ring; after the match, Triple H brawled with all three members of Legacy in and around the ring until they eventually ganged up on him and took turns beating the champion to the mat; Orton eventually ordered Dibiase & Rhodes to the floor before then standing over Triple H's body; Orton then went to leave the ring as Triple H tried to crawl after him

3/3/09; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
3/13/09 - featured an ad for WrestleMania 25 set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included an ad for the following week's 500th episode which would feature wrestlers from all three brands; featured an in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he noted Jeff Hardy was suspended the previous year, forcing him out of WrestleMania, while Matt missed the show due to a legit injury; Matt, after taking credit for all of Jeff's "accidents," then recalled the house fire that killed Jeff's dog the past year and then pulled out what remained of the dog's collar; Matt then said he wanted to give it to Jeff as a token of his love for him; moments later, Jeff came out, said Matt was sick and twisted and so was he; Jeff then tackled Matt, with Matt rolling out to the floor, begging Jeff not to hurt him, and saying he was sorry; Matt then walked up the ramp with a smile on his face; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge spoke with Chavo Guerrero Jr. about Vickie Guerrero cheating on Edge and putting him in a triple threat match at WrestleMania, with Edge eventually pinning Chavo against the wall; featured a video package highlighting WrestleMania XX - John Cena's Mania debut, Steve Austin hitting the Stunner on Brock Lesnar and Bill Goldberg, and Eddie Guerrero beating Kurt Angle; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is available in more households in China than MLB and NFL; featured a look at Cena's "12 Rounds;" included the announcement Matt and Jeff Hardy would wrestle at WrestleMania:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Kofi Kingston in a non-title match via submission with the Sharpshooter at 10:16
WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) at 5:40 when Morrison pinned Carlito with the Moonlight Drive after Carlito knocked Mizanin to the floor; only the Raw titles were at stake; after the match, Morrison & Mizanin showed off their belts to the Bellas and then left with them backstage
WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero Jr. defeated MVP & R Truth at 6:03 when Benjamin pinned MVP with the Paydirt after MVP knocked Guerrero to the floor
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Maria defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool at 2:45 when Melina pinned Maryse with an inside cradle; after the bout, Michelle and Maryse brawled until the referee broke up the fight
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Finlay (w/ Hornswoggle) pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) with the Celtic Cross at 3:13 after reversing The Kendrick; prior to the bout, Jackson punched Finlay in the face
The Undertaker pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the chokeslam and tombstone at 13:19

3/17/09; Corpus Christi, TX; American Bank Center
3/20/09 - 500th episode - featured a video package highlighting WrestleMania 23 and the Battle of the Billionaires; included a look at John Cena's film "12 Rounds;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that by Smackdown! airing its 500th episode it become the fastest weekly episodic show to reach the milestone in US primetime history; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and World Heavyweight Champion Edge in which the two argued over Edge hitting the spear on the Big Show when Show interrupted Edge's match with Cena on Raw; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Show in which Show said he interfered Monday to protect Vickie and that Edge now deserves everything he gets for the spear that he gave Show; included the announcement that the Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy match at WrestleMania would be an extreme rules match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free live event tickets for all active military personnel; included a WrestleMania 25 ad to the tune of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" featured the announcement that the Von Erichs would be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame by Michael Hayes; included a closing in-ring segment in which the Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Edge traded words on the mic until Vickie Guerrero came out and said she was in love with both of them; Vickie then demanded that the two agree to a truce until WrestleMania, with the two then reluctantly shaking hands; moments later, Cena appeared, insulted all three of them, and brought up all the reasons Show and Edge don't like each other; eventually, Show and Edge began arguing again, with Show accidentally shoving Vickie to the mat and Edge then accidentally dropping her with the spear; Edge and Show then fought over who would carry Vickie backstage, with Edge then tripping Show, causing Show and Vickie to fall back down; Show then dropped Edge with the chokeslam and carried Vickie backstage as the show went off the air:
WWE World Champion Triple H pinned Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title match with the Pedigree at 7:35; prior to the bout, Triple H said that his being married to Stephanie McMahon was the worst kept secret in the business but they kept it quiet for business reasons; he then said all the fans knew and that Randy Orton especially knew; Triple H said he let it slide when Orton kicked Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon in the head because they were grown men but said he would get revenge on Orton at WrestleMania for what he did to Stephanie and that no cops could stop him
MVP pinned WWE US Champion Shelton Benjamin to win the title at 5:20 with the Playmaker after reversing the Paydirt into a Hot Shot
Shawn Michaels pinned Kane with the superkick at 11:20
Jeff Hardy pinned The Brian Kendrick (w/ Ezikiel Jackson) in an extreme rules match with the Swanton at 3:33 after hitting a Twist of Fate onto a steel chair; mid-way through the bout, Hardy repeatedly hit Jackson with a steel chair
The Undertaker defeated WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield in a non-title match via submission with the Hell's Gate at 11:40; prior to the match, Taker cut an in-ring promo in which he told Shawn Michaels that he was the prey and Taker was the hunter; during JBL's entrance, it was announced JBL had accepted Rey Mysterio Jr.'s challenge to a title match at WrestleMania; late in the bout, Taker kicked out after JBL hit the Clothesline from Hell

3/17/09; Corpus Christi, TX; American Bank Center
3/27/09 - featured a vignette by Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls in which she announced she would be part of WrestleMania 25; included an ad for WrestleMania Axxess; featured a video package recapping the feud between Matt and Jeff Hardy, set to ?; included a backstage promo by Matt Hardy, with a dog in his arms, in which he brought up the day Jeff's dog died in a house fire and then said he would take Jeff to the extreme at WrestleMania; featured the same backstage promo by John Cena, regarding Vickie Guerrero's recovery, from Raw; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured an in-ring promo by Cena in which he stressed the importance and magnitude of WrestleMania and said the World Heavyweight Title has taken a back seat to the love triangle between Edge, the Big Show, and Vickie; Cena then said he was going to WrestleMania to take back the title; moments later, Show interrupted and challenged Cena to face him Monday on Raw, with Cena accepting; as Show went to leave the ring, Cena grabbed his foot and caused him to fall off the apron to the floor; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE is available in more households in China than MLB and NFL; featured footage from Raw of Shawn Michaels' vignette in the graveyard in which he spoke of the Undertaker's previous WrestleMania victims and said an open grave was to signify the end of Taker's WrestleMania undefeated streak; included a backstage promo by Jeff Hardy in which he first read a poem to his brother Matt and then agreed that they were no longer brothers; featured a closing segment in which several druids dressed in white came ringside; moments later, Shawn Michaels appeared, wearing a white Undertaker outfit, quoted Genesis Chapter 1 and compared the Undertaker's darkness to his own light; Michaels then said while both he and Taker have been praised and criticized, they share similarities; Michaels then said he would ascend victorious at WrestleMania and then stripped down the outfit as he danced to his theme music; moments later, Taker appeared from underneath the ring, and attempted to hit the chokeslam on Michaels but Michaels escaped:
Christian, Kane, Finlay, & Shelton Benjamin defeated CM Punk, Mark Henry (w/ Tony Atlas), WWE US Champion MVP, & Kofi Kingston at 10:44 when Kane pinned Punk with a chokeslam as Punk attempted a springboard clothesline; during the bout, it was announced Benjamin would challenge MVP in a title match the following week; after the contest, all the participants brawled in and out of the ring, with Christian eventually pulling a ladder out from under the ring; moments later, Christian went to climb the ladder but was shoved off by Finlay, after Hornswoggle appeared, and fell on the other wrestlers outside the ring
The Big Show defeated Jesse & Festus in a handicap match at 2:28 by pinning Jesse with one foot after hitting the chokeslam and a right hand punch
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the 619 and splash off the top at 5:28; after the bout, WWE IC Champion John Bradshaw Layfield came out, kicked Mysterio in the head, and left the ring
Matt Hardy pinned R Truth at 3:06 with the Twist of Fate after avoiding the scissors kick
Brie Bella, WWE Smackdown! Tag Team Champions Primo & Carlito Colon defeated Nikki Bella, WWE Raw Tag Team Champions John Morrison & Mike Mizanin at 2:27 when Carlito pinned Morrison after reversing a suplex into the Back Stabber
Michelle McCool defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse via disqualification at 3:00 when Gail Kim hit a missile dropkick on the challenger; after the bout, Kim laid out both women and held up the title belt, signifying she wanted a shot (Kim's return after a 5-year absence)

3/30/09; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center
4/3/09 - featured Eve conducting a backstage interview with WWE US Champion MVP regarding his title defense later in the night against Shelton Benjamin, in which he said he would beat Benjamin, win the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania, and take the world title; moments later, Benjamin interrupted and said he would take back the title; included footage from the WrestleMania Axxess in Houston, hosted by Todd Grisham & Jerry Lawler; featured a video package recapping the feud between Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy; included a video package recapping WrestleMania 1; featured a video package recapping the feud between John Cena, the Big Show, and World Heavyweight Champion Edge; included a pretaped promo by Edge in which he was reminded on Raw, while attacking Cena, that he was the best in the world, had regained his focus, and would never let go of the title; featured the 18-diva tag team match from Raw and the post-match incident involving Santino Marella; included a video package recapping WrestleMania 11 and the Lawrence Taylor vs. Bam Bam Bigelow match; featured a WrestleMania 25 ad set to AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill;" included a look at Vareity's front page story on WrestleMania 25; featured a video package recapping the feud between Randy Orton and WWE World Champion Triple H; included an ad for the WWE Encyclopedia; featured a video package recapping WrestleMania 14 and the match between Steve Austin and WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels, with Mike Tyson at ringside; included highlights of Austin's WWE career to hype his induction into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a video package hyping Austin's induction, set to Living Colour's "Cult of Personality;" included an ad promoting the Hall of Fame telecast; featured a vignette promoting Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls being part of WrestleMania 25; included a look at the Undertaker and Michaels' incident Monday on Raw; featured a video package hyping the Michaels vs. Taker match at WrestleMania (Tazz's last appearance):
Gail Kim & Maria defeated WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool at 3:12 when Gail pinned Maryse with a double arm neckbreaker after knocking McCool to the floor (Kim's TV return match after a 5-year absence)
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Shelton Benjamin at 6:56 with a kick to the face and the Playmaker
Jeff Hardy pinned Ezikiel Jackson (w/ The Brian Kendrick) with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 5:00

4/7/09; Austin, TX; Frank Erwin Center
4/10/09 - featured opening still frames from WrestleMania 25 set to set to the tune of "Touched" by Vast and "Shoot to Thrill" by AC/DC; included Todd Grisham's Smackdown! commentary debut, replacing Tazz; featured an in-ring promo by Matt Hardy in which he said his win over Jeff Hardy at WrestleMania was the greatest WrestleMania moment of all time and he had proved he was the superior Hardy; Matt then said it wouldn't be over until he erased Jeff from the WWE and would haunt Jeff every step of the way; Matt then asked Jeff to come out and apologize to the fans for being a disappointment and apologize to Matt for attempting to be his brother and that if Jeff didn't do it then he would leave the ring on a stretcher and would never wrestle again; Jeff then appeared and rushed the ring, with Matt then escaping to the floor and up the aisle; Teddy Long then appeared, making his return as the Smackdown! general manager, and said the Hardys would face off later in the show in a stretcher match; included Eve conducting a backstage interview with Kofi Kingston regarding his upcoming match against the Big Show, during which he discussed growing up a wrestling fan and wanting to be part of WrestleMania; featured highlights from the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com broke its all time record for page views Monday with 105,179,641; featured a video package of the Undertaker's 17-0 WrestleMania record; included footage of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena promoting "12 Rounds" with appearances on "The Tonight Show," ESPN, "Regis & Kelly," "Saturday Night Live," "The Donny Bonaduce Show," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and other media outlets; featured Cena as a guest of The Cutting Edge in which Edge said he hadn't slept in a week, since losing the World Heavyweight Title, said the belt was his life preserver, and claimed Cena stole the title from him; Cena responded by bringing up all the history between the two while Edge then said he hated everything about Cena and would be the only one left standing when the two meet at Backlash in a last man standing match; Cena then said the reason Edge hated him wasn't because of his hat, t-shirt, or wristbands but because he knew Cena was tougher; Cena then let Edge get a free punch to his head but Edge backed away and left the ring; included an ad for the following Monday's WWE Draft; featured an ad for WWE Superstars, debuting the following Thursday; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 was provided to US troops over 176 countries, 200 Navy ships at sea, and 76 military bases through the Armed Forces Network The Big Show pinned Kofi Kingston at 3:29 with a right hand punch as Kingston jumped off the top (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Santino Marella with the tree slam at the 26-second mark; prior to the bout, Marella cut an in-ring promo bragging about his "sister's" battle royal win at WrestleMania and then issued an open challenge to anyone to come out and face him; moments later, Khali and Singh appeared, with Singh saying Khali thought "Santina" was hot and wanted to kiss her; after Santino repeatedly said no and called Khali a pervert, Singh told the referee to ring the bell
Gail Kim pinned Michelle McCool at 2:54 with a cradle as Michelle made a pin attempt; during the bout, WWE Divas Champion Maryse was shown watching backstage
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match at 9:45 when Rhodes pinned Carlito with Crossroads after Dibiase dropped Carlito throat-first across the top rope behind the referee's back; after the bout, Dibiase dropped Primo with Dream Street, with Randy Orton then appearing and stomping both of the champions; Orton then held up Dibiase & Rhodes' hands; following the commercial break, Orton cut an in-ring promo on the six man tag team match upcoming at Backlash and the fact the WWE World Title would be at stake
Matt Hardy defeated Jeff Hardy in a stretcher match at 14:04 after hitting Jeff in the head with a steel chair moments after Jeff missed a Swanton off the top and landed on the stretcher; prior to the bout, Todd Grisham described the rules of the match by physically pulling the stretcher up the ramp; after the contest, Matt shoved the stretcher, with Jeff still on it, down the ramp and into the side of the ring (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules)

4/14/09; Knoxville, TN; Thompson-Boling Arena
4/17/09 - featured an in-ring segment in which Runjin Singh & the Great Khali discussed having Santina Marella as a guest of the Kiss Cam the following week; Singh then said Khali wanted to warm up by Santina by picking a woman out of the crowd, named Elizabeth and from Knoxville, to be part of the Kiss Cam; moments later, Khali kissed Elizabeth, with her saying it was the most passionate and romantic kiss she's ever had; Singh then told Elizabeth that while Khali thought she was beautiful and amazing, only Santina held the key to his heart; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 25 had more people in attendance than the 2008 MLB All Star Game at Yankee Stadium, Madonna's concert at Dolphin Stadium, the 2009 Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, and the 2009 NCAA Final Four at Ford Field; included an in-ring segment with WWE World Champion Triple H and Randy Orton in which Orton appeared on the big screen after he failed to appear when his music played twice; Orton then said he wasn't going to risk being in the ring with Triple H with Backlash a little more than a week away and their non-title match the following week on Raw; Orton then said Triple H had made enemies of his tag team partners, Batista and Shane McMahon, and said Triple H would get himself disqualified in their upcoming Raw match within the 5-minute mark; when Triple H laughed it off, Orton recapped his attacks on the McMahons and kissing Stephanie McMahon after dropping her with a DDT; when Triple H continued to laugh, Orton questioned him about what was so funny, with Triple H saying their upcoming match on Raw would be No DQ; featured a backstage segment with Matt Hardy and Teddy Long in which Long said Matt would face Jeff Hardy in an I Quit match at Backlash; included a backstage segment with Long and WWE US Champion MVP in which Long praised MVP and said his friend Sherry Shepherd from "The View" wanted to meet him; featured an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read twice as many men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than watched The Masters on ESPN:
The Big Show pinned Jeff Hardy at 11:52 with the right hand punch after catching Hardy coming off the top with the Whisper in the Wind; late in the match, Matt Hardy appeared ringside but was laid out on the floor by Jeff; after the contest, Matt entered the ring, repeatedly slapped and legdropped Jeff as Jeff was knocked out, and then placed his foot on Jeff's chest (Show's last appearance before moving to Raw)
Gail Kim pinned WWE Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match at 3:47 with a modified jawbreaker; the bout was announced as Maryse's last Smackdown! appearance before moving to Raw
John Morrison pinned R Truth with the Moonlight Drive at 3:55 after a modified powerbomb from the middle turnbuckle
The Undertaker pinned Shelton Benjamin at 10:34 by reversing Benjamin's attempt at the tombstone into one of his own
Dolph Ziggler pinned WWE US Champion MVP at 4:25 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after kicking him in the knee and ramming his head into the turnbuckle; after the bout, Ziggler grabbed the mic, said he got MVP's attention, and introduced himself (Ziggler's debut on Smackdown!) (MVP's last appearance before moving to Raw)
Batista pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. at 11:35 with the spear and sit-down powerbomb

4/21/09; London, England; 02 Arena
4/24/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Edge in which he said World Heavyweight Champion John Cena was right when he said the previous week he would keep coming back and brought up his history with Cena dating back to 2006; Edge then showed footage from Raw of him hitting Cena with a Con-Chair-Two and counting to 10, nothing Cena couldn't come back from that blow; he said Cena has more resolve than anyone he's fought and he should respect him but he disgusts him; Edge then said if he doesn't win back the title at Backlash he has nothing and the final chapter will be written at the pay-per-view when he walks out the last man standing; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the current European tour has drawn sell outs in Germany, France, Austria, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom; featured the announcement WWE US Champion MVP would defend against Dolph Ziggler the following week when the show is at Madison Square Garden; included an ad for "The Greatest Stars of the 90s;" featured a backstage promo by Jeff Hardy, hanging upside down, regarding Matt Hardy's three consecutive wins over him and their upcoming I Quit match at Backlash; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's Smackdown! was watched by more people than any program on CW or Fox; featured Todd Grisham's interview with Cena from WWE Superstars, shown in full:
Matt Hardy & Kane defeated Jeff Hardy & CM Punk at 10:41 when Matt pinned Jeff with a roll up after reversing the Twist of Fate and sending Jeff into Kane on the ring apron
The Big Show defeated the Undertaker at 14:21 when referee Charles Robinson stopped the match after Show landed two consecutive right hand punches which knocked Taker out; prior to the bout, Show cut an in-ring promo on this being his last match on Smackdown! and how the roster was releived they wouldn't have to deal with him anymore; late in the bout, Taker kicked out of the chokeslam; after the match, Taker staggered to his feet and challenged Show to continue the fight; Show opted to walk away but then tried a sucker punch, which Taker avoided and then knocked Show to the floor (Show's last appearance before moving to Raw)
WWE Divas Champion Maryse pinned Gail Kim at 2:51 with the French Kiss (the first time the DDT is referred to by the name) (Maryse's last appearance before moving to Raw)
WWE US Champion MVP pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the Playmaker at 1:42; prior to the bout, footage was shown from a recent episode of "The View" in which Sherry Shepherd spoke about the WWE mentioning her the previous week on Smackdown! and then said she had a crush on MVP; after the bout, Dolph Ziggler appeared at the entrance stage and said that was the last time MVP would leave a match with the title because he would have it the next week
Batista & Shane McMahon defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes at 11:18 when Shane pinned Rhodes after Batista came in behind the referee's back, caught Rhodes coming off the top, and dropped him with a spinebuster

4/28/09; New York City, NY; Madison Square Garden
5/1/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he said he was the biggest name to ever be drafted to Smackdown! and that he was the logical #1 contender and shouldn't have to fight for that right later in the show; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then interrupted and argued he was better than Jericho because while Jericho could never beat John Cena, Edge did so at Backlash in a last man standing match; as the two shared words, CM Punk then appeared and aired a clip from his beating Edge to win the World Heavyweight Title the previous year; Jericho then repeatedly told Punk to leave the ring and then left the ring himself when Punk ignored him; when Edge then told Punk to leave, Punk said he would be facing Edge later in the show in a non-title match but when that match was over, he was cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com was ranked #1 for entertainment websites for males under 34, beating out AOL TV, CBS.com, Fox.com, Oprah.com, TMZ.com, and MTV.com; featured a video package recapping the history between WWE US Champion MVP, Dolph Ziggler, and Sherry Shepherd; included a backstage segment with Jericho and Teddy Long in which Jericho argued he shouldn't have to compete in the #1 contender match later in the show; moments later, the Great Khali & Runjin Singh interrupted, with Khali reportedly telling Jericho to get over himself; featured a backstage segment with Jericho and Maria in which he demanded to see Long after claiming to be screwed in the elimination match; Edge then appeared also asking for Long, complaining that he shouldn't have to face Punk later in the show; included Cryme Tyme hosting an in-ring dance contest between Layla and Eve, set to the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow;" after Eve was named the winner, Layla attacked her with both women then fighting until Cryme Tyme pulled them apart as the crowd chanted "Let them fight;" featured a backstage segment with Shepherd and MVP in which Shepherd, dressed in a Ric Flair-like robe, said she wanted MVP to be on "The View" Monday; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programs can be seen in 465 million homes worldwide, more than the NBA, MLB, and NFL combined; featured a backstage segment with Jericho and Long in which Jericho insulted Long before John Morrison appeared, with Jericho slapping Morrison before the two men brawled; moments later, Charlie Haas, Tony Garea, and R Truth pulled the two men apart as Punk walked by on his way out for the main event:
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin at 2:46 with a springboard kick to the face and the Moonlight Drive
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., Kane, and Chris Jericho in an elimination match at 17:31; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title match at Judgment Day; Jericho pinned Kane at 7:00 after Hardy hit the Whisper in the Wind and Swanton on Kane and was then pulled out to the floor by Jericho; after the fall, Kane attacked the three other men and threw a steel chair into the ring; Jericho was disqualified at 8:18 by blocking a springboard into the ring by Mysterio with raising the chair to block the move; Hardy pinned Mysterio with a roll up immediately after Mysterio hit a springboard senton; after the match, Hardy and Mysterio shook hands
WWE US Champion MVP (w/ Sherry Shepherd) pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Playmaker at 3:53; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo stating he would win the US title "right here in New Jersey;" late in the bout, Shepherd slapped the challenger in the face
CM Punk pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 11:35 with the Go To Sleep; after the match, Punk called to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot but Umaga came out of the crowd and laid Punk out before then leaving through the audience; moments later, Edge attempted to assault Punk with the Money in the Bank briefcase but Jeff Hardy made the save and hit the Swanton on the champion

5/5/09; Pittsburgh, PA; Mellon Arena
5/8/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long introduced WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.; moments later, Mysterio cut a promo on being back on Smackdown! and said that while Jeff Hardy was the better man the previous week, Mysterio would fight to get another world title shot while at the same time defending his IC title against all challengers; Chris Jericho then appeared and took issue with Long calling Mysterio "the face of Smackdown!" and said he was being disrespected by Long and the fans and wanted an explanation for why he was disqualified in the previous week's four-way match; Mysterio eventually told Jericho to shut up, shoved him to the mat, and then left ringside after telling Jericho he didn't want to hear any more; as Mysterio left ringside, Jeff Hardy came out to the ring, called Jericho a loser, and then offered him a chance of being in the Judgment Day main event as a three way match if he were to beat Hardy later in the show; Hardy then ducked a blow from Jericho and smacked Jericho in the face, with Jericho then leaving the ring; Long then agreed that if Jericho won against Hardy later in the show then he would be added to the Judgment Day match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com broke its all time record for page views April 6 with 105,179,641; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jeff regarding his upcoming match with Jericho; included a backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge interrupted Ricky Ortiz, Maria, and Long to protest Jericho possibly also challenging for his title at Judgment Day; Long then said Edge would face CM Punk in a rematch from the previous week and it would be non-title unless Punk chooses to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; several members of the Pittsburgh Steelers were shown in attendance; featured Cryme Tyme hosting an arm wrestling contest between Eve and Layla; after Eve won, Layla attacked her from behind and dropped her with a neckbreaker; included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler, Jimmy Wang Yang, and Jesse; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was watched by more people than any program on Fox or The CW; included the announcement Punk would face Umaga at Judgment Day:
R Truth pinned Mike Knox with the Hard Knox at 2:46 after a boot to the face (Knox's Smackdown! debut)
Gail Kim pinned Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) with the Faith Breaker at 4:13 after blocking a hurricanrana attempt (debut of the move)
John Morrison pinned Charlie Haas (w/ Shelton Benjamin) at 4:38 with a split legged corkscrew moonsault; after the bout, Morrison challenged Benjamin to a fight but Benjamin refused to get in the ring (Haas' return to Smackdown!)
CM Punk defeated World Heavyweight Champion Edge via count-out in a non-title match at 6:21 when Edge opted not to get back in the ring after falling to the floor; after the bout, Punk tried to get Edge to come back to the ring; moments later, Umaga came out of the crowd, attacked Punk, and laid him out with the thumb strike to the throat
The Great Khali defeated Dolph Ziggler via disqualification at 1:13 when Ziggler brought a steel chair into the ring and repeatedly hit Khali with it; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo in which he issued an open challenge to anyone backstage
Jeff Hardy pinned Chris Jericho with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 14:20 after WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr., who was at ringside for the majority of the bout, prevented Jericho from winning with both his feet on the ropes; stipulations stated Jericho would be added to the Judgment Day main event if he won; after the bout, Hardy scared World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who provided guest commentary until late in the match, backstage; moments later, Mysterio hit a sitting senton off the top onto Jericho

5/12/09; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center
5/15/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho in which he said he ran Smackdown! and that he had been held back by a conspiracy against him since being drafted; he then said the fans wouldn't see a 619 at Judgment Day because he would take the WWF IC Title from Rey Mysterio Jr. and become a 9-time champion; Jericho then challenged Mysterio to face him then and there but World Heavyweight Champion Edge appeared instead; Edge then told Jericho that the locker room was out to get him, not Jericho, and that while Jericho could be a 9-time IC champion at Judgment Day, he already was a 9-time world champion and argued Smackdown! was his show; after Edge said it was his time and called out Jeff Hardy, Teddy Long appeared and set up a match between Edge and Jericho for later in the show; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a backstage segment with Cryme Tyme and Eve in which Cryme Tyme suggested Eve get payback on Layla for attacking her the past two weeks; moments later, Eve found Layla getting her makeup done, with the two women then brawling until Cryme Tyme pulled them apart; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than any other show on NBC, Fox, The CW, or ABC and 1,000,000 women watched the show as well; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding Jericho's comments earlier in the show; featured Jim Ross & Todd Grisham running down the entire Judgment Day card during an in-ring segment:
CM Punk & John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 15:39 when Morrison pinned Haas with the Sharship Pain after Punk knocked Benjamin to the floor (the first time the split legged corkscrew moonsault is referred to by name)
Jeff Hardy pinned Ricky Ortiz with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 3:37; prior to the bout, Ortiz cut an insert promo in which he said he needed all the fans' support if he was to beat Hardy; after the commercial break, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Hardy in which he noted Edge has won and lost world titles each month over the past several months, which only gives him more of an advantage at Judgment Day (Ortiz' Smackdown! debut)
WWE Women's Champion Melina & Gail Kim defeated Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox at 4:27 when Melina pinned McCool with the sunset flip / powerbomb combo
Dolph Ziggler pinned Jimmy Wang Yang at 3:59 with a modified side Russian legsweep after Yang missed a moonsault; after the bout, the Great Khali appeared, threw Ziggler over the top to the floor from the apron, and stalked him backstage
R Truth pinned Mike Knox at 2:52 with the spinning corkscrew elbow
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:34 when Jericho brought a steel chair into the ring; after the bout, Edge attempted to hit a Con-Chair-Two on Jericho until Jeff Hardy made the save and hit a Twist of Fate onto the chair; moments later, after Hardy came off the top onto Jericho on the floor, CM Punk came out with referee Mike Chioda with intent to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; Umaga then appeared, with Punk knocking him to the floor by using the briefcase as a weapon; the show then ended with a brawl in the crowd between Hardy and Edge, a brawl around ringside with Punk and Umaga, and a brawl on the stage with Jericho and WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr.

5/19/09; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
5/22/09 - featured opening still photos recapping the World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Jeff Hardy match at Judgment Day; included an in-ring promo by Edge in which he said he was the face of Smackdown! and that his win over Hardy, while Chris Jericho lost to WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. and CM Punk lost to Umaga, proved that; after Edge said Hardy wasn't in his league, Teddy Long appeared and said Hardy was cheated out of a win at Judgment Day and would get a rematch at Extreme Rules; after Edge continued to insult Hardy, Hardy came out and proposed that whomever won their match later in the show would choose the stipulation for their Extreme Rules match; Hardy then jumped into the crowd and asked several fans, all of which said yes, whether they wanted to see Hardy face Edge later in the show; Long then agreed that the two would meet later in the show, with the winner choosing what match to have at Extreme Rules; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Women's Champion Melina regarding Gail Kim facing Michelle McCool later in the night, with the winner facing Melina in a title match; moments later, Alicia Fox interrupted and said McCool would take Melina's title, with Melina then slapping her; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! has been seen by more than 2.6 billion people in the US since its debut; featured mainstream news coverage of the WWE vs. Denver Nuggets controversy; included Jim Ross conducting an interview with Mysterio, backstage, regarding his win over Jericho at Judgment Day, with Mysterio saying he was moving on from Jericho because there were plenty of young talent who were hungry for title shots; Mysterio then brought up the names of Pedro Morales, Tito Santana, and Eddie Guerrero as other latinos who had held the title and hoped to once be considered in their league; Ross then asked why Mysterio wore the mask, with Mysterio saying the mask was a Mexican tradition and honor and to be unmasked was the biggest dishonor a luchadore could have; featured an ad for the WrestleMania 25 DVD; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more hits over the past month than Disney.com; featured the announcement Eve would face Layla the following week on Smackdown!; included a backstage segment with Edge and Long in which Edge said he would end Hardy at Extreme Rules; moments later, Jericho walked in and said Mysterio was a coward hiding behind his mask and demanded a rematch against Mysterio at Extreme Rules; Long then said Mysterio already requested a no holds barred match with Jericho for the pay-per-view:
John Morrison & Cryme Tyme defeated Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, & Ricky Ortiz at 10:26 when Morrison pinned Haas with the Sharship Pain (Cryme Tyme's Smackdown! TV in-ring debut)
Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) pinned Gail Kim at 4:25 with the Face Breaker after Kim foght off an interfering Fox on the floor; stipulations stated that the winner would become the #1 contender to the WWE Women's Title
CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho via disqualification at 11:36 when Umaga interfered with a leather strap after Jericho sustained the Go To Sleep and rolled to the floor; after the bout, Umaga put Punk in the Tree of Woe, grabbed the mic, and challenged Punk to a strap match at Extreme Rules (the first time Umaga spoke)
Dolph Ziggler pinned R Truth at 2:29 with a modified reverse bulldog after pulling Truth off the top; after the bout, the Great Khali, with Runjin Sing, came out, scaring Ziggler back into the ring where Truth dropped Ziggler with a corkscrew elbow; moments later, Ziggler escaped through the crowd
Jeff Hardy pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 15:00 with the Swanton after knocking the champion off the top rope; stipulations stated the winner would choose the stipulation for their title match at Extreme Rules; after the bout, Todd Grisham conducted an in-ring interview with Hardy in which he said his match with Edge would be a ladder match

5/26/09; Los Angeles, CA; Staples Center
5/29/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he welcomed his homestate fans and said he was looking forward to shutting up Chris Jericho at Extreme Rules; moments later, Jericho, in a suit, interrupted and said he would leave Mysterio with permanent injuries at the pay-per-view; Mysterio then said Jericho's word was worthless because he said Mysterio wouldn't hit the 619 and beat him at Judgment Day and that he would beat up Mickey Rourke at WrestleMania and Rourke knocked him out; Rourke was then shown sitting ringside; after Jericho addressed Rourke, Jericho said Mysterio was hiding something by wearing the mask and he would tear it off and expose him; Jericho then instigated a brawl but left the ring as Mysterio set him up for the 619; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with John Morrison regarding his upcoming match against Umaga; moments later, Shelton Benjamin interrupted and said they had unfinished business, with Morrison saying he had beaten both Benjamin and Charlie Haas twice and Benjamin hadn't done anything of note since 2004; featured a video package recapping Jeff Hardy's ladder exploits; included an in-ring promo by Hardy in which he said his world title win in 2008 wasn't a fluke and that he would beat World Heavyweight Champion Edge at Extreme Rules to take the title; as Hardy went backstage, Umaga came out for his match; featured a video package recapping the feud between Eve and Layla over the previous month; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE broadcasts in 28 languages in more than 145 nations; featured a backstage segment with Edge and Jericho in which they argued over who should take the lead, with Jericho then walking off and implying he wasn't doing the match:
R Truth & the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 4:06 when Khali pinned Knox with the tree slam after Ziggler left ringside and watched the remainder of the bout from the aisle; prior to the bout, Khali joined in for Truth singing "What's Up" on his way to the ring; after the contest, Truth and Khali danced in the ring together
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 2:31 with the legdrop split; after the bout, McCool took the belt from the referee , placed it on Melina's shoulder, and shoved her before leaving the ring
John Morrison defeated Umaga via disqualification at 12:53 when Umaga assaulted Morrison with a leather strap, brought to the ring before the bout, and repeatedly whipped him with it before tying him upside down in the corner; moments later, CM Punk appeared, twice hit Umaga with the Money in the Bank briefcase, and then dropped Umaga with a bulldog on the briefcase; Umaga then slid out to the floor; Todd Grisham then conducted an in-ring interview with Punk regarding his upcoming match with Umaga at Extreme Rules
Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas defeated Cryme Tyme at 11:21 when Benjamin pinned Shad with a reversal into the Paydirt
Eve pinned Layla at 3:10 when the momentum of a crossbody by Layla put Eve on top for the win; after the bout, Eve knocked Layla to the floor
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy in a handicap match at 5:10 when Edge scored the pin with the spear after Hardy dropped Jericho with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo in which he claimed he has dominated ladder matches than anyone else; Jericho initially didn't appear during his ring entrance; WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. was scheduled to be Hardy's partner but during Mysterio's entrance, a fan wearing a Mysterio shirt and mask attacked Mysterio from the crowd, revealing himself to be Jericho; as Jericho attempted to tear Mysterio's mask off, Hardy came out to make the save; Mysterio was then helped backstage, forcing Hardy to continue the bout as a handicap match; after the contest, Edge pulled a ladder out from under the ring, hit Hardy in the face with it, and then slammed the ladder onto him as the show came to a close

6/2/09; Memphis, TN; Fed Ex Forum
6/5/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment of The Cutting Edge, with the stage, ramp, and ring filled with ladders, and the guest being Jeff Hardy; upon Hardy's entrance, he climbed a ladder directly in front of where the World Heavyweight Title was dangling from, and said he was very comfortable in the surroundings; World Heavyweight Champion Edge then went through the likely scenario for their upcoming bout at Extreme Rules and said, despite all their matches, the outcomes are all the same and Edge would come out with the belt; after Hardy responded, Edge knocked him off the top of the ladder - causing him to hit the top rope on his way down - and then unhooked the title belt and held it up to symbolize he would win at the pay-per-view; included a "Did you know?" segment which read that for men under 55, the previous week's show was the #1 entertainment show on cable and broadcast TV; featured Jim Ross & Todd Grisham running down the card for Extreme Rules during an in-ring segment; Koko B. Ware, who sat ringside for the show, was introduced to the crowd:
John Morrison pinned Shelton Benjamin with Starship Pain at 4:53 with a reversal into a DDT
Chris Jericho pinned R Truth at 3:55 after hitting the Code Breaker as Truth attempted a reverse crossbody off the top; prior to the bout, Jericho cut an in-ring promo claiming he would unmask WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. at Extreme Rules and make history by winning the title for the ninth time and there was nothing anyone could do about it; moments later, Truth interrupted, called Jericho the biggest hypocrite of them all, and said Jericho's attack the previous week on Mysterio sealed his fate for tonight; after the match, Mysterio attacked Jericho from behind in the aisle until he was pulled off by referees; moments later, Mysterio hit a sitting senton from the stage to the floor on Jericho
CM Punk pinned Umaga at 12:26 with the Go To Sleep after Umaga grabbed the leather strap he brought ringside with intent on using it as a weapon
Michelle McCool, Layla, & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina, Gail Kim, & Eve at 3:16 when Layla pinned Melina with a neckbreaker after McCool kicked Melina in the head behind the referee's back; Maria was the guest referee for the bout
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Dolph Ziggler at 2:51 with the tree slam
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 19:09 with the spear after avoiding the springboard splash; after the bout, Edge pulled a ladder out from under the ring and attempted to assault Mysterio with it until Jeff Hardy made the save with a steel chair, dropped Edge with a Twist of Fate onto the ladder, and followed with a leapfrog legdrop from the top rope over the ladder; moments later, Hardy celebrated with the title belt as the show came to a close

6/9/09; Biloxi, MS; Mississippi Coast Coliseum
6/12/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the new World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he defended his actions at Extreme Rules and said no one complained when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase last year against Edge; he then said he promised to bring honor and respect back to the title; moments later, Jeff Hardy came out and said he wasn't going to complain but claimed Punk didn't earn the title; Punk then said he knew he was going to cash it in after the ladder match no matter who won, with Hardy eventually saying he wanted his rematch later that night; Edge then interrupted and said he should be getting a rematch before Hardy and that Punk wanted to be just like him; moments later, Hardy knocked Edge to the floor before laying out Punk with the Twist of Fate and Swanton; Teddy Long then appeared and said Punk's first title defense would be at the following week's Raw "Free for All" against the winner of a Hardy vs. Edge match later in the show; included a backstage segment with Long and WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, during which Jericho claimed Long was denying him a chance at the World Heavyweight Title; moments later, Long said Jericho would face Punk later in the show; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more women watched the previous week's show than any show on Oxygen, The CW Network, or Lifetime; featured an ad promoting "Macho Madness: The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection":
Dolph Ziggler defeated the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) via count-out at 3:02 after Ziggler used Singh as a shield on the floor before shoving him into Khali and sliding back into the ring
Michelle McCool (w/ Alicia Fox) & Layla defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Eve at 3:00 with the Faith Breaker after Fox distracted Melina from the apron as Melina attempted the sunset flip / powerbomb
John Morrison & R-Truth defeated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas at 9:52 when Morrison pinned Haas with Starship Pain; prior to the bout, R-Truth cut an in-ring promo in which he compared Benjamin & Haas teaming up again to MC Hammer & Vanilla Ice doing a rap song together - no one wants to hear them and no one wants to see Benjamin & Haas
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 13:54 with a kick to the head and the Go To Sleep; prior to the bout, Jericho said he exposed Rey Mysterio Jr. as a fraud and would do the same to Punk and then guaranteed victory
Jeff Hardy fought Edge to a no contest at 21:34 when, after Edge threw Hardy into World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, who provided guest commentary for the match, Punk attacked Edge in the ring; stipulations stated the winner would challenge Punk the following Monday on Raw; no decision was announced but the commentary team and Hardy assumed Edge won via disqualification; after the bout, Hardy dropped Edge with the Twist of Fate with Punk then dropping Hardy with the Go To Sleep; as Punk celebrated in the ring with the title, Teddy Long was shown speaking backstage with Tiffany, during which he said Punk would face both Hardy and Edge the following week on Raw

6/16/09; Roanoke, VA; Civic Center
6/19/09 - featured Josh Matthews conducting an opening in-ring interview with Jeff Hardy regarding his match with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk at The Bash in which they reviewed footage of Hardy beating Edge for the title at Extreme Rules only to lose it to Punk as well as Punk costing Hardy a chance at the title Monday on Raw; moments later, Punk was introduced and argued there was no rule that said he couldn't cash in his title shot against Hardy and that his win Monday was simply him doing what he had to do to win; Matthews closed the segment by asking the fans to applaud both men, with Hardy being cheered and Punk being booed; included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler, Eve, Layla, and Maria in which the divas made fun of Ziggler's name; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 200 military installations, bases, hospitals, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the past 5 years; included an ad for the "12 Rounds" DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ring action were viewed the previous month at WWE.com:
Jeff Hardy defeated WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho via count-out in a non-title match at 4:57 after Rey Mysterio Jr., sitting ringside beside two other men wearing Mysterio masks, attacked Jericho on the floor behind the referee's back and knocked him into the ringpost with a hurricanrana; after the bout, Jericho motioned to Mysterio at ringside until Hardy dropped him with the Twist of Fate and hit the Swanton
Dolph Ziggler defeated the Great Khali via disqualification at 2:04 when referee Charles Robinson caught Khali with a steel chair after Ziggler brought the weapon into the ring and Khali smacked it out of his hands
WWE Women's Champion Melina pinned Alicia Fox (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 1:44 with the sunset flip / powerbomb; prior to the bout, it was announced Melina would defend against McCool at The Bash; after the bout, McCool knocked Melina to the floor, knocked her out, and then grabbed the mic to say she would humiliate Melina in taking the title at The Bash
Edge pinned John Morrison at 16:46 with the spear after Morrison landed on his feet while attempting the Starship Pain; prior to the bout, Edge cut an in-ring promo complaining about being screwed out of a proper title shot and instead having to face Morrison; after Morrison appeared, he said Edge had become so predictable that he should be fast forwarded on DVR and that if Edge needed something to complain about then Morrison would give him a reason (John Morrison: Rock Star)
R Truth & Cryme Tyme defeated Ricky Ortiz, Shelton Benjamin, & Charlie Haas at 4:04 when Truth pinned Benjamin with the flying corkscrew elbow
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 11:40 with the Go To Sleep after WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho, who provided guest commentary for the match, threw Mysterio into the ringpost behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Mysterio cut an in-ring promo on his attack on Jericho and said he wanted another title shot at The Bash; moments later, Jericho appeared at the entrance stage and, after the two traded words, Jericho said he would only grant another title shot if Mysterio put his mask on the line; Mysterio then agreed; following the ring introductions, the two men shook hands; after the contest, Jeff Hardy appeared to dispute the decision, with Punk then leaving the ring

6/23/09; Milwaukee, WI; Bradley Center
6/26/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vince McMahon in which he said everyone in the area was afraid of losing their jobs and then reviewed footage of him firing Donald Trump the previous Monday on Raw; McMahon then brought out Teddy Long and asked what he had planned for the show, noting it better be good; Long then mentioned the tag team main event, with McMahon saying it was good enough for the fans but not him; Long continued by noting it would be a steel cage match with World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk as the guest referee; McMahon then said that, rather than firing Long on the spot, he was putting Long on probation; included a backstage segment with Rey Mysterio Jr., McMahon, and Long in which McMahon said WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho would be doing Mysterio a favor by taking his mask; Mysterio then spoke Spanish and walked away; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Raw Monday than in the past 7 years; included a backstage segment with Punk, McMahon, and Long in which McMahon questioned Punk about his straight edge lifestyle; featured the announcement the Great Khali vs. Dolph Ziggler bout at The Bash would be No DQ; included a backstage segment of "Word Up," featuring a cameo from Eve, in which Jesse stepped in and began acting like Cryme Tyme until they walked off; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho regarding his upcoming title vs. mask match with Mysterio at The Bash; included an ad for the DVD release of "12 Rounds;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read in addition to more than one million women, more men watched the previous week's Smackdown! than any show on Fox, The CW, or ABC; included an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Jim Ross ran down the entire card for The Bash; featured a backstage segment with Jeff Hardy, McMahon, and Long in which McMahon said he didn't want Hardy to win the title and represent Smackdown!; included a closing backstage segment in which McMahon told Long to perform at The Bash like his job depended on it:
R Truth pinned Shelton Benjamin with the Lie Detector at 11:31; prior to the bout, R Truth passed by both Teddy Long and Vince McMahon in the aisle and had Long chime in on "What's Up;" during his entrance, Benjamin said he actually went to college and then made fun of Truth's grammar (the first time the flying corkscew elbow is referred to as the Lie Detector)
Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox defeated WWE Women's Champion Melina & Gail Kim at 5:13 when McCool pinned Kim with the Wings of Love after making the blind tag
John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 16:07 with a roll over into a bridge; prior to the bout, the two men shook hands; after the contest, the two again shook hands before Punk dropped Morrison with the Go To Sleep, with the champion appearing to have second thoughts about it after hitting the move (John Morrison: Rock Star)
Edge & WWE IC Champion Chris Jericho defeated Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio Jr. in a steel cage match at 19:54 when Edge pinned Hardy with the spear after blocking an attempt at the Twist of Fate; World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk was the guest referee for the bout; after the contest, Punk grabbed the mic and sarcastically asked the fans to cheer for Hardy while he himself held up the title belt

6/30/09; Fresno, CA; SaveMart Center
7/3/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk regarding controversy stemming from his title defense at The Bash against Jeff Hardy - both his foot being under the bottom rope during a Hardy cover and accidentally kicking the referee after being blinded; Punk then said Jeff Hardy's attack on him after the match was deliberate and that he had spoken about wanting a rematch; Punk then said he wanted an apology from Hardy; Teddy Long then appeared and said Hardy would get his rematch at Night of Champions and that Punk & Hardy would face WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho later in the show; moments later, Hardy came out, with Long eventually having to get in-between the two men before Punk told Hardy they had to get on the same page for their match later in the show and then told Hardy "Just say no;" included a backstage segment with Maria and Dolph Ziggler in which they talked about their date the night before; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's episode was seen by more adults age 18-34 than any program on ABC, Fox, The CW, or CBS; included an ad promoting the DVD release of "12 Rounds;" featured a backstage segment of "Word Up," featuring Eve, in which the word of the day was wankster; moments later, the three used a pair of binoculars to spy on several superstars, eventually finding Jesse who fit the definition of wankster; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Edge & Jericho regarding their match later in the show against Punk & Hardy and Jericho challenging WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more original TV hours this year than HBO and Showtime combined; included a backstage segment with John Morrison and Long in which Morrison said he wanted a shot at the winner of the Punk vs. Hardy match at Night of Champions, with the two then referencing multiple Michael Jackson songs:
Finlay pinned Ricky Ortiz with the Celtic Cross at 2:29; prior to the bout, Ortiz cut an in-ring promo in which he told Finlay to smile a little more and to rally up (Finlay's surprise Smackdown! return)
Dolph Ziggler pinned R Truth at 3:07 with the flying bulldog
Kane pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. in a non-title match at 11:11 with the chokeslam; after the bout, Kane put a choke on Mysterio until the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, appeared, with Khali using a steel chair to scare Kane into the crowd
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 4:51 when Shad pinned Smith with a Russian leg sweep after JTG dropped Smith over the top rope behind the referee's back (the Hart Dynasty's surprise Smackdown! debut)
Melina & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champions Michelle McCool & Layla at 3:15 when Melina pinned Layla with the split legdrop
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Edge & Chris Jericho defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk & Jeff Hardy in a non-title match at 16:16 when Edge pinned Punk with the spear after Punk hit the Go To Sleep on Jericho, not realizing Jericho had tagged out; after the contest, Hardy attempted to hit the Swanton on Edge until Jericho pulled his partner out of the ring; moments later, Hardy acted as though he, like Punk, had suffered an eye injury and rolled out to the ring while sharing glances with Punk; Hardy eventually revealed that his eye injury was a fake as the show went off the air

7/14/09; Miami, FL; American Airlines Arena
7/17/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Jeff Hardy in which he brought up the comments made by World Heavyweight CM Punk the previous week regarding Hardy's suspensions and drug problems; Hardy then said he hadn't failed a drug test in over a year and never had to go to rehab to deal with his problems; Punk then interrupted, said bragging over not failing a drug test in over a year wasn't something to brag about, and said Hardy couldn't beat him because he was straight edge; Punk then said he was scared to see so many kids wearing Hardy t-shirts because their hero would become just another statistic; Hardy then shoved Punk to the floor, with Punk taking the mic and saying he was going to be the bigger man and then sat at ringside until Hardy left ringside; included an ad for "Allied Powers: The World's Greatest Tag Teams;" featured an in-ring segment in which Layla said she was happy to be back to where she once cheered on the Miami Heat; Layla then performed a dance to the tune of Timbaland's "Throw it On Me" until Ricky Ortiz interrupted; Ortiz then said no one wanted to see Layla dance, they needed inspiration and offered one of his rally towels to her; Layla then spun the rally towel in the air, to the crowd's disapproval, before throwing it at Ortiz' feet and leaving the ring; included a backstage segment of "Word Up," with guest Eve, in which the word of the day was "championized;" moments later, Shad introduced the NFL's Antrel Rolle, with Jesse then appearing and offering to take Rolle out on the town; moments later, Cryme Tyme threw Jesse into a nearby bin; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Smackdown! the previous week than any show on ABC, Fox, NBC, The CW, or CBS; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured a vignette of R Truth, as "Pretty Ricky," visiting Miami Beach; included a backstage segment with Maria and Dolph Ziggler in which Maria kissed Ziggler's arm before he left for his match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included a segment in which Jim Ross & Todd Grisham spoke with Edge, his leg in a cast following tendon surgery, who was backstage; Edge said he had accomplished a lot and had been a leader but the injury might force him into retirement; as Edge attempted to respond to comments made by Chris Jericho, Jericho came out to the ring and said Edge didn't care about him and he would find a partner better than Edge to continue Jericho's reign as a WWE Unified Tag Team Champion; Jericho then said Edge's greatest accomplishment was his list of injuries and he was the weak link of their team; Edge then said when he comes back, he would prove everyone - including Jericho - wrong; featured an ad promoting the DVD of "12 Rounds" John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in a non-title match at 11:54 by reversing an Oklahoma side roll; after the bout, Morrison extended his hand to Punk to help him up but Punk slid out to the floor
Kane pinned R Truth at 9:00 with a boot to the face as Truth came off the top; after the bout, the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, appeared and distracted Kane long enough for Truth to hit a missile dropkick; moments later, Kane slid out to the floor and left through the crowd after Khali entered the ring
Natalya Neidhart, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd defeated Eve & Cryme Tyme at 4:11 when Natalya pinned Eve with a tornado clothesline following a Hot Shot
Jeff Hardy & WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler via disqualification at 12:39 when World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, who provided guest commentary for the match, threw Jericho into Hardy on the floor, knocking Hardy into the ringpost; moments earlier, Hardy attempted to throw Jericho into Punk at the commentary table but Punk moved out of the way; prior to the match, it was announced Mysterio would defend against Ziggler at Night of Champions; after the contest, Ziggler hit the flying reverse bulldog on Mysterio on the floor with Jericho then dropping Hardy with the Code Breaker in the ring and applying the Walls of Jericho as Punk looked on from the floor

7/21/09; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
7/24/09 - featured a backstage segment in which WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool bragged over her being the first woman to hold both the women's and divas title; moments later, Melina confronted her and said she would get the belt back at Night of Champions; Melina then doused McCool with makeup; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors spend more time on WWEUniverse.com than Myspace, Facebook, or Twitter; featured a vignette of John Morrison; included a backstage segment of "Word Up," with guest star Eve, in which the word of the day was "GOAT" (greatest of all time); moments later, Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith, and Natalya Neidhart interrupted and said their family was featured on the new "Allied Powers" DVD; Jesse then appeared and said he was from Badstreet USA and made fun of the Hart Dynasty; featured a backstage segment in which WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, with an ice pack on his shoulder, was shown speaking with Kane; included an in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he challenged the fans of the WWE to say no to their vices - to pour the alcohol out of their glass and to take the pills and cigarettes out of their mouths; Jeff Hardy then came out and confronted Punk, with Punk saying "I'm going to just say no" and then leaving the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Jericho spoke with the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, and said Khali was one of the front runners to be his tag team partner at Night of Champions; Khali, through Singh, then told Jericho he would love to hold gold but not as Jericho's partner; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males between the ages of 2 and 65 watched the previous week's show than any show on any network; featured an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Jim Ross ran down some of the matches set for Night of Champions:
Jeff Hardy pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 15:11 with the Swanton after knocking Jericho off the top; prior to the bout, Hardy cut an in-ring promo on facing World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk at Night of Champions
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Mike Knox with the tree slam at 2:13; mid-way through the bout, Kane appeared at the entrance stage to watch the contest; after the match, Khali challenged Kane to get in the ring; Kane stepped over the top rope but then backed off and left ringside
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Maria) defeated Finlay via count-out at 4:19 after hitting the flying reverse bulldog on the floor as Finlay was distracted by Maria on the floor; prior to the bout, Ziggler cut an in-ring promo claiming he would be the WWE IC Champion at Night of Champions
Eve (w/ Cryme Tyme) pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith) with a moonsault at 2:59 after knocking Natalya off the top
R Truth pinned Charlie Haas with the scissors kick at 4:41
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk via disqualification in a non-title match at 14:41 when Dolph Ziggler, who appeared ringside late in the match, attacked Mysterio after he hit the 619 and springboard splash on Punk; prior to the bout, Mysterio gave a mask to ringside fan Max Sidoti, who designed the mask as part of a WWE Kids magazine contest; after the contest, Punk left the ring and watched as Ziggler hit the flying reverse bulldog on Mysterio; moments later, Jeff Hardy ran past Punk and cleared Ziggler from the ring; Punk then came up from Hardy from behind and dropped him with the Go To Sleep

7/28/09; Baltimore, MD; First Mariner Arena
7/31/09 - featured footage of CM Punk shaking the hand of World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy after Night of Champions went off the air the previous night; included an opening in-ring promo by Hardy in which he thanked the crowd for their support and said Punk could get his rematch anytime he wanted; Hardy then spoke about defending the title later in the night against John Morrison; moments later, Cryme Tyme came out for their match and hugged Hardy; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Punk in which he said Hardy beating him at Night of Champions was an upset and he would be facing the winner of the Hardy vs. Morrison match; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Morrison regarding his title shot later in the show against Hardy; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males under the age of 65 watched the previous week's show than any show on ABC, NBC, Fox, or CBS:
Cryme Tyme defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 8:33 when JTG pinned Kidd with the Sout Out clothesline as Shad held Smith back on the floor; stipulations stated the winners would receive a WWE Unified Tag Team Title shot at Summer Slam; after the bout, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show appeared at the entrance stage, with Jericho reminding them that even though they won their match they would not get past them at Summer Slam; Shad then referred to them as Han Solo and Chewbacca, with JTG leading the crowd in a chant of "Christina;" Show then said he and Jericho's credentials are better than any other tag team in history
Melina & Eve defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at 3:14 when Melina pinned McCool with the sunset flip / powerbomb
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Finlay defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 9:45 when Mysterio pinned Ziggler with a roll up as Ziggler attempted the jumping reverse bulldog on Finlay
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) fought Charlie Haas to a no contest at around the 1:30 mark when Kane came into the ring, slid out, and then briefly dragged Singh up the aisle before letting him go
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy pinned John Morrison with the Twist of Fate and Swanton at 22:12 after lifting his knees to block Starship Pain; after the bout, CM Punk came out, passed Morrison in the aisle, and raised Hardy's hand in victory inside the ring; moments later, Punk took the mic, started to speak, and then jumped Hardy, threw him to the floor, and into the ringside barrier; Punk followed by assaulting Hardy at ringside for several minutes; Punk eventually left ringside and walked up the aisle, where he said he would challenge Hardy for the belt the following week (John Morrison: Rock Star)

8/4/09; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum
8/7/09 - featured a backstage segment of "Word Up" with Eve in which the word of the day was "pretender" and Cryme Tyme referred to WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show as Christina and Chewbacca the Show; Jesse then showed up and wished Cryme Tyme well in their match at Summer Slam; inculded a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the #1 program on TV among all male viewers, beating all programs on broadcast and cable; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 1 million females watched the previous week's show, beating all programming on The CW, Lifetime, and Oxygen; included a backstage segment in which Melina and Maria were speaking about how happy Maria was about going to Summer Slam with Dolph Ziggler, with Maria saying Dolph wasn't the same man outside the ring as he was inside:
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy fought CM Punk to a no contest; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he showed footage of him attacking Hardy the previous week and then said the fans cheered Hardy because they were weak like him; Punk then brought up fans that smoke "funny cigarettes" and said the vast majority of everyone in the arena is a criminal for smoking them and are also weak for drinking; Punk then said the world deserved better and needed a strong leader like him; following his introduction, Hardy hit the ring and brawled with Punk until the two were pulled part by Mike Rotundo, Dean Malenko, and several referees; Teddy Long then appeared, followed by Vince McMahon who ordered everyone backstage; McMahon then called for a special guest enforcer for the match, to take place later in the show, and said he would make everyone wait to find out who it was; Hardy then lunged for Punk again until referees held Punk back
John Morrison pinned Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart & David Hart Smith) with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain at 12:35
Slam Master J pinned Charlie Haas at 3:37 with a splash off the top after knocking Haas off the top; during the bout, Cryme Tyme & Eve were shown watching on backstage (Jesse's TV in-ring debut as Slam Master J)
Dolph Ziggler defeated Finlay, Mike Knox, and R Truth at 7:56 by pinning Finlay with the jumping reverse bulldog after Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh behind the referee's back; stipulations stated the winner would challenge WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. at Summer Slam; Mysterio joined the commentary team for the bout and noted his previous wins over Kevin Nash and Bam Bam Bigelow earned him the name of the giant killer; after the contest, Ziggler confronted Mysterio on the floor until Finlay intervened, with Mysterio then laying Ziggler out at ringside
JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard) pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show) with an inside cradle after Jericho pulled JTG away from the ropes following the Code Breaker
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) pinned Ricky Ortiz with the tree slam at the 31-second mark; after the bout, Kane attacked Khali from behind, knocking him to the floor, and then stalked Singh around the ring; Kane eventually dragged Singh up through the crowd backstage
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy pinned CM Punk at 11:06 with a roll up as Punk argued with guest ringside enforcer Matt Hardy after Hardy pulled the referee out of the ring as Punk made the cover after blocking the Swanton; prior to the bout, Matt was announced as the ringside enforcer; after the bout, Matt left ringside with Punk then running up the ramp to try to catch him; moments later, Punk returned ringside, threw Jeff to the floor, assaulted him around ringside, then put his head in a steel chair and rammed him into the ringpost; a stretcher was then brought out for Jeff; as Punk went to leave ringside, Teddy Long appeared and ordered Punk to face Jeff at Summer Slam in a TLC match; Long then ran ringside to check on Jeff as he was fitted with a neckbrace

8/11/09; Edmonton, Alberta; Rexall Place
8/14/09 - included an opening in-ring promo by CM Punk regarding his upcoming TLC match against World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy at Summer Slam, during which Punk said Teddy Long's claim that the TLC match is Hardy's speciality is wrong because he himself has won back-to-back ladder matches at WrestleMania and that he proved the week before that he could take Hardy out with a chair; moments later, Long appeared and said, despite Hardy's injury, the champion would be at Summer Slam and he was also in the building; Long then said Punk would face John Morrison later in the show; Hardy eventually came out and said he would beat Punk at Summer Slam; featured a backstage segment in which Long received a call from Vince McMahon who said he wanted Hardy in a match later in the show against David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd in a handicap match; featured footage of Kane shooting video of he and Runjin Singh, tied up backstage, in which Singh said he he was being held because of his association with the Great Khali but was being treated fairly; included a "Did you know?" segment which read more than seven times as many people watched the previous week's episode on "MyNetTV" than ESPN; featured a vignette of R Truth; included a backstage segment with Maria and Melina in which they spoke about Dolph Ziggler; moments later, Layla interrupted and told Melina that WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool was coming back the following week; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment in which the the Great Khali came to the rescue of Singh only to be attacked from behind by Kane; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read that in addition to one million women, more men watched the previous week's show than any show on ABC, NBC, FOX, or CBS; included extended highlights of the Triple H and Shawn Michaels segment from the previous Monday's Raw:
Dolph Ziggler pinned Finlay with the jumping reverse bulldog at 8:50 after Mike Knox, who appeared ringside early in the match, hit Finlay in the leg with his own shillelagh behind the referee's back; after the bout, Knox assaulted Finlay in and out of the ring before hitting a side slam onto the ring steps; Knox then cut a promo on Finlay before throwing the mic down on him
CM Punk pinned John Morrison at 13:39 with the Go To Sleep after a series of knees to the midsection as Morrison was in a Tree of Woe
Melina pinned Layla with the standing legdrop at 3:37; during Layla's introduction, video was shown from backstage of Kane holding Runjin Singh hostage, during which Singh revealed the Great Khali was his brother
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) defeated JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard) via KO at 3:27 with the Camel Clutch following the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Cryme Tyme cut an in-ring promo regarding their upcoming match at Summer Slam against Jericho & Show, during which they said it didn't matter who Jericho & Show had beaten in the past; Jericho provided guest commentary for the match; moments before the finish, Jericho rammed Shad into the ringpost and rejoined the commentary team; after the bout, Jericho & Show celebrated in the ring until Shad knocked Show to the floor
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy in a non-title handicap match at 5:02 when Kidd scored the pin following a modified Hart Attack; after the match, CM Punk came out and attacked Hardy until John Morrison ran out, knocked Punk to the floor, and fought Kidd & Smith; moments later, Punk hit Morrison across the back with a steel chair, put Jeff's head in the chair, and attempted to ram him into the ringpost until Matt Hardy made the save; Matt and Morrison then cleared the ring; eventually, Matt and Jeff were left alone in the ring, with Matt helping his brother to his feet; moments later, Teddy Long was shown watching backstage; Vince McMahon then walked in and asked Long what he planned for next week, with Long saying it would be Morrison & the Hardys against Punk, Kidd, & Smith the following week

Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
8/21/09 - featured an ad promoting the WrestleMania 25 TV special the following Saturday on NBC; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage sit-down interview with Matt Hardy in which he said everything he did to World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy was a huge mistake and the biggest he's ever made in his life; Matt then said Jeff was willing to forgive him and they were both ready to get past it and move on; featured an in-ring promo by Kane regarding his upcoming match at Summer Slam against the Great Khali, during which Kane said he wasn't afraid of Khali but Khali should be afraid of him; moments later, Khali came out, brawled with Kane, and eventually cleared him from the ring with a chair; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more unique visitors, visits, and page views the past month than NASCAR.com, SI.com, NHL.com, UFC.com, and NFL.com; featured an in-ring promo by Jeff - with the ring surrounded by ladders - in which he said he and Matt were finally at peace and then cut a promo on facing CM Punk at Summer Slam in the TLC match; during the segment, Jeff climbed up and sat at the top of a ladder in the ring; moments later, Punk interrupted, said Jeff was probably drunk, and that TLC would be Hardy's last match; he then said him winning at Summer Slam would prove that straight edge was the right path and then said "Straight edge means I'm better than you;" after the two traded words, Punk attempted to tip Hardy off the ladder, with Hardy then dropping Punk with the Twist of Fate and leaving the ring; included a backstage segment of "Word Up" with Cryme Tyme, Jesse, and Eve in which Jesse motivated Cryme Tyme after their loss earlier in the show; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his title defense against Dolph Ziggler at Summer Slam; included an in-ring segment in which Jim Ross & Todd Grisham ran down the card for Summer Slam; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE superstars had visited 200 military installations, bases, hospitals, aircraft carriers, and submarines in the past 5 years; :
Dolph Ziggler, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. & Cryme Tyme at 13:01 when Ziggler pinned Mysterio after Show punched Mysterio in the face after Mysterio hit the 619 on Jericho
Finlay defeated Mike Knox via disqualification at 5:24 when referee Mike Chioda stopped the match when Knox refused his orders to stop punching Finlay in the face; prior to the bout, Knox - wearing glasses - cut an insert promo on Finlay; after the contest, Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh but Knox then kicked him in the face and hit him in the head with the steel ring steps
Melina & Maria defeated Natlya Neidhart & Layla at 2:41 when Melina pinned Natlaya with the sunst flip / powerbomb; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool provided guest commentary for the match; mid-way through the bout, Melina shoved McCool down on the floor
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, & John Morrison defeated CM Punk, Tyson Kidd, & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 19:10 when Matt pinned Punk with the Twist of Fate after Jeff dropped Punk throat-first across the top rope

8/25/09; Phoenix, AZ; US Airways Center
8/28/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he bragged over his title win over Jeff Hardy at Summer Slam, showed footage of the win, and then said - unlike Hardy and the fans - he wasn't taking any pain killers; Punk then took exception to the Undertaker ruining his celebration at Summer Slam; moments later, Hardy interrupted with the two having words until Punk suggested their steel cage match later in the night be a loser leaves the WWE match; after Hardy agreed, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage, made the match official, and said the winner would defend the title against the Undertaker in a submission match at Breaking Point; included the announcement Taker would return to Smackdown! the following week; members of the Arizona Cardinals were shown in the crowd; featured ads promoting the NBC WrestleMania 25 special the following week; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! was the most watched entertainment program on TV the previous week for men under 65; featured a backstage segment in which Melina told Maria she saw Dolph Ziggler after Summer Slam with another woman, with Maria not believing her; moments later, Ziggler walked up with Maria asking him about the woman; Ziggler admitted he had a woman backstage and then said it was his sister; included an ad promoting "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" featured footage of Triple H, Hardy, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Cryme Tyme, Triple H, Roddy Piper, WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Batista, Nikki & Brie Bella, the Big Show, Maria, John Cena, Matt Hardy, and others taking part in charitable events and Summer Slam Axxess over the course of the week in Los Angeles; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors of WWEUniverse.com spend more time on the site per visit than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; featured a view of the University of Phoenix Stadium, home of WrestleMania 26; included a backstage segment with Matt & Jeff Hardy in which Matt said he respected Jeff and gave him a motivational talk heading into the night's main event:
John Morrison & Matt Hardy defeated Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:21 when Morrison pinned Smith with Starship Pain after a kick to the head
R Truth fought Drew McIntyre to a no contest when McIntyre attacked Truth before the bout and laid him out with a double arm DDT; after the bout, McIntyre took the mic and said the party was over
Melina pinned Layla at 1:29 with the legdrop / split; prior to the bout, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool - on crutches - cut a promo at ringside about Melina injuring her knee and forcing her out of action; McCool remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the contest, Melina knocked McCool down on the floor
WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Kane via disqualification in a non-title match when Kane, against orders of referee Mike Chioda, twice rammed Mysterio into the ringpost on the floor; after the bout, the Great Khali appeared and knocked Kane to the floor, with Runjin Singh and Khali then beating Kane with a Singapore cane all the way backstage; moments later, Dolph Ziggler attacked Mysterio in the ring
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 8:42 when Show pinned Shad with the right hand punch; the bout was originally Jericho vs. Shad Gaspard but turned into a tag team match at the 2-minute mark when both men outside the ring became involved; moments later, Teddy Long came out and told the referee to keep the match going as a tag bout
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy in a steel cage match at 20:51 after knocking the challenger off the top, hitting the ropes on the way down, and then escaping over the top of the cage; Punk's shoulder was heavily taped for the match; stipulations stated the loser would have to leave WWE; after Punk went backstage; Hardy took the mic, apologized if he let anyone down, thanked the fans, and said he was not saying goodbye forever; Jeff then noted that Matt Hardy was still on Smackdown! and took a final bow before leaving the ring; as he went backstage, Hardy took off his shirt and arm bands and threw them into the crowd; once he reached the top of the stage, Punk came back out and hit Hardy in the head with the title belt, knocking him out (Hardy's last appearance) (Jeff Hardy: My Life My Rules, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time)

9/1/09; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
9/4/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk came out to Jeff Hardy's music while dressed up as him; moments later, Punk told the fans to soak it up while they still could because Hardy wasn't coming back and then wiped off his facepaint and took off the wristbands; Punk said he would never miss a show because of an incident at an airport and wouldn't miss WrestleMania because of a failed test; he then brought up the Undertaker and said Taker was no longer a solitary icon on Smackdown!; Punk then said Taker didn't want to face him man to man and instead was going to rely on magic tricks as he always does; he noted he was looking forward to taking Taker on at Breaking Point because he knew he wouldn't submit; Punk then said he was straighter than any line the fans could snort up their nose and harder than any drink; Punk then brought up an anaconda before he was interrupted by Matt Hardy who ran out to the ring and began brawling with Punk until referees broke it up; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more adults ages 18-34 watched the previous week's show than any other entertainment program on broadcast TV; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Teddy Long in which Punk complained of Matt interrupting his time, with Long then making a non-title match between Punk and Matt for later in the show; included a backstage segment with Long and Vince McMahon in which Long was watching "The Rise and Fall of WCW" and Vince applauded Long for sending Jeff out of the WWE; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Eve in which WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, on crutches, interrupted; moments later, Melina walked on screen, with McCool threatening to have Melina arrested if she touched her; after McCool left, Melina asked Maria if she spoke to Dolph after what she told her the previous week; Maria then said she was a big girl and asked Melina to stay out of her business; included an in-ring segment in which R Truth rapped until he was jumped from behind by Drew McIntyre, who dropped Truth with a double arm DDT before taking the mic and saying he wouldn't be overlooked any longer; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE will create more original TV hours this year than Showtime and HBO combined; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Matt regarding his upcoming match with Punk:
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) & Finlay defeated Kane & Mike Knox at 9:44 when Finlay pinned Knox after hitting him with the shillelagh as the referee was distracted by Khali fighting Kane on the floor; prior to the bout, it was announced Khali would face Kane in a Singapore Cane match at Breaking Point; Knox cut an insert promo during his entrance regarding Finlay
John Morrison pinned WWE IC Champion Rey Mysterio Jr. with Starship Pain at 25:20 after avoiding a reverse hurricanrana off the top; during the bout, Dolph Ziggler was shown watching on backstage; after the match, Morrison helped Mysterio to his feet and the two hugged (John Morrison: Rock Star)
Maria & Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart & Layla at 4:41 when Eve pinned Layla with a handspring moonsault
Matt Hardy fought World Heavyweight Chamion CM Punk to a no contest at around the 17-minute mark when, moments after Punk hit Hardy with a steel chair on the floor and locked his head in the chair to ram into the ringpost, the lights went out; when they came back on, the Undertaker stood in front of the ringpost, grabbed Punk by the throat, and dropped him with a chokeslam through the announce table

9/8/09; Rockford, IL; Metro Centre
9/11/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by the Undertaker in which he said he would take the World Heavyweight Title from CM Punk at Breaking Point in their submission match; moments later, Punk interrupted and said Taker was worse than Jeff Hardy because Taker had preyed on the fans for 20 years, to the point where they actually believed he had magic powers; Punk then said he was stronger than the other men Taker had beaten - Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels - and the only thing he wanted from Taker was him to tap out to the Anaconda Vice; after Punk said the fans would turn to alcohol and pills after Taker taps, he noted he would make Matt Hardy tap out later in the show; Taker finished by telling Punk the fans wouldn't be saying "Just say no" because they would say "Rest in peace;" included a backstage segment with Dolph Ziggler, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla in which Ziggler was searching for Maria; moments later, McCool - on a crutch - stumbled into Ziggler with Ziggler then helping her up to her feet; after Ziggler left, Layla revealed she got a photo of the incident to make it appear Ziggler was hitting on McCool; featured a "Do not try this at home" PSA; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show was the #1 entertainmnent program for male viewers, beating all other programs on cable and broadcast TV; featured a backstage segment in which Vince McMahon confronted Teddy Long, reminded him he was on probation, and asked what Long had planned; Long then said he had a big surprise for the following week's show; included an ad for "The Best of Smackdown!: 10th Anniversary;" featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Hardy regarding his upcoming submission match against Punk; included Matthews conducting a backstage segment with R Truth regarding the attacks he's sustained over the past two weeks from Drew McIntyre, with Truth saying he wanted a match with McIntyre; moments later, McIntyre again jumped Truth from behind until he was pulled away by referees; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is translated into 30 languages worldwide; included an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Jim Ross ran down some of the matches for Breaking Point:
Finlay pinned Mike Knox in a Belfast Brawl at 9:47 after hitting him in the head with the shillelagh; prior to the bout, Knox cut an insert promo on the match
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) fought David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) to a no contest when Kane jumped Khali from behind before the match began; moments later, Kane pulled a Singapore cane out from under the ring but Khali fought him off and hit the tree slam
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 12:01 when Jericho pinned JTG after Show punched JTG in the face as he attempted to skin the cat
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Charlie Haas in a non-title match at 3:23 with Starship Pain after kicking Haas in the head to knock him off the top; after the bout, Morrison took the mic, showed footage of him winning the belt the previous week, thanked Rey Mysterio Jr. for giving him a title shot, and offered Mysterio a title shot anytime he wanted; moments later, Dolph Ziggler interrupted, claimed he earned his title match and Morrison didn't, and wanted a shot at Morrison; Morrison offered Ziggler an immediate title shot but Ziggler turned it down, with Morrison then prompting the crowd to chant "Mr. Ziggles" to mock Ziggler's name
Layla (w/ WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool) pinned Melina at 3:02 after McCool hit Melina with her crutch behind the referee's back
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated Matt Hardy in a non-title submission match at 13:44 when Hardy tapped out to the Anaconda Vice; after the bout, the lights went out; when they came back on, Punk no longer had possession of the title belt and the Undertaker - who was at the entrance stage - had it

9/18/09; Hamilton, Ontario; Copps Coliseum
9/18/09 - featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long was shown arriving to the arena in a limo, with Long then surrounding himself with bodyguards; included footage from Raw of Batista's return and victory over Randy Orton; featured an in-ring promo by Batista in which he said he was glad to be "on the A show;" moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho interrupted and said it made him sick to see Batista back on Smackdown because he was as injury-prone as Edge and catered to all the fans; Jericho then said he was the face of Smackdown!, with Batista saying he was facing Jericho later in the match; Batista then dropped Jericho with a spinebuster; moments later, Jericho barged in backstage and confronted WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show about why he wasn't out there to help him, with Show saying Jericho said he wanted to do it himself; Jericho then told Show to stay backstage because he was going to beat Batista by himself just like he did to win the World Heavyweight Title; included footage of the closing moments from the match at Breaking Point between World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk and the Undertaker; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Scott Armstrong regarding the controversial call, during which Armstrong said he was asked to do something by someone very high in the company and said he wasn't proud of what he did but he did what he had to do to keep his job; included an ad promoting Smackdown's 10th anniversary on Oct. 2; featured a backstage segment with Long and Vince McMahon in which McMahon praised Long for bringing in Batista and then told Long to tell the fans why he did what he did; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 15 million people watch WWE every week in the US; featured an in-ring promo by Long, escorted to the ring by several bodyguards, in which he admitted there was a plan to keep Taker from winning the World Heavyweight Title; Long then said he wasn't proud of what he did and he was afraid of Taker; Long then said Armstrong and Punk were also involved and Long did what he did to keep his job and apologized to the fans and Taker for his actions; moments later, Long climbed in his limo to find Taker was behind the wheel, with the doors then locking and the limo filling with smoke as Taker drove away; included an in-ring promo by Punk in which he bragged about taking the title from Jeff Hardy, kicking Hardy out of the WWE, and making Taker tap to the Anaconda Vice; Punk then said he intended on coming out to confront Taker but Taker wasn't around; he then addressed the fans by saying he had been preaching to them because they need to hear it; Punk then referred to himself as a prophet and a champion everyone could finally be proud of; featured a backstage segment in which Melina found photos of Dolph Ziggler and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, taken the previous week by Layla, plastered all over the walls; as she rushed to take them down, Maria walked in and blamed Melina for trying to embarass her:
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Mike Knox in a non-title match at 7:55 with Starship Pain; Dolph Ziggler provided guest commentary for the match; after the match, Morrison took the mic, addressed Ziggler, and led the crowd in a chant of "Mr. Ziggles" until Ziggler left ringside
Melina pinned WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in a non-title match at 4:18 with a reversal into the sunset flip / powerbomb
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Cryme Tyme (w/ Eve) at 11:50 when Kidd pinned JTG following a modified neckbreaker
The Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) defeated Kane via disqualification at the 47-second mark when Kane hit Khali over the head with a steel chair; after the bout, Kane dragged Khali to the ring steps before repeatedly hitting Khali's leg and knee with the steps; during the commercial break, Khali was taken backstage on a stretcher
Charlie Haas fought R Truth to a no contest when Drew McIntyre came out before the match, announced Truth suffered an accident, and was unable to compete; after saying he considered Haas the winner via forfeit, McIntyre shook Haas' hand before jumping him from behind and leaving the ring
Batista pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho at 6:26 by reversing the Code Breaker into the sit-down powerbomb; during and after the match, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show was shown watching on backstage; following the bout, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Show in which Show said Batista got lucky and then challenged him to a match for the following week

9/22/09; Tulsa, OK; Bank of Oklahoma Center
9/25/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk in which he bragged about being a 3-time world champion, winning consecutive Money in the Bank ladder matches, kicking Jeff Hardy out of the WWE, and making the Undertaker tap out at Breaking Point; Punk then said he deserved to know who his next opponent is now that he's beaten Taker; moments later, the arena went dark and several druids carried a casket ringside; after they left, Punk took a steel chair and began hitting the casket, daring the Undertaker to come out; Punk eventually opened the casket to find Teddy Long bound and gagged inside; after Punk helped Long out of the casket and untied him, Long took the mic and said Taker's Hell's Gate was now legal and Punk would defend the title against Taker in a week in Hell in a Cell; Long then said Punk would face Taker later in the show; included an ad promoting WWE IC Champion John Morrison and Mike Mizanin appearing on MyNetworkTV's "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?" Tuesday; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males under 55 watched the previous week's show than every show on ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS; included a backstage segment with Cryme Tyme, Slam Master J, and Eve in which Cryme Tyme sent Slam Master into Long's office, with Slam Master vandalizing it and coming out with "The Best of Smackdown: 10th Anniversary" and "The Rise and Fall of WCW" DVD; moments later, Long confronted Slam Master and said he now had a match later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Punk and Vince McMahon in which Punk tried to get out of his match against Taker, with Vince blaming the conspiracy against Taker on Punk and Long, surprising Punk; included an in-ring promo by McMahon regarding the following week's "Decade of Smackdown!" special, which would feature WWE World Champion John Cena, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels; McMahon then introduced a wrestler he personally signed to Smackdown!, Drew McIntyre, who he described as badass and a future World Heavyweight Champion; McIntyre then cut an in-ring promo on the Smackdown! roster and said the show would all be about him beginning in two weeks time; R Truth then came out of the crowd, leading the crowd in his chanting "What's up," and then brawled with McIntyre until referees came out to pull them apart; featured a backstage segment with McMahon and Long in which McMahon questioned why Long conspired against Taker, with Long attempting to respond before McMahon cut him off; McMahon again asked why his picture wasn't on the wall, with Long saying it wasn't finished and needed a new frame; Long then went and got the picture which had been spraypainted earlier by Slam Master J, with McMahon then threatening Long; included an ad promoting the Summer Slam 09 DVD; featured a look at Morrison and Mizanin appearing on "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?", with comments from Jeff Foxworthy, Morrison, Mizanin, and some of the kids who participated; included the announcement Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes would be part of the following week's show; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista in which he said he found a partner to face WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show and that his partner was a former World Heavyweight Champion and his number was 619; included an ad promoting the following week's 10th anniversary special:
WWE IC Champion John Morrison & Finlay defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Knox at 9:19 when Morrison pinned Knox with Starship Pain after Knox accidentally hit Ziggler with a crossbody and Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh behind the referee's back
Kane pinned Slam Master J with the chokeslam at the 43-second mark
Batista defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho) via disqualification at 11:01 when Jericho interfered as Batista had an ankle lock on Show; after the bout, Batista applied the hold on Jericho as well
David Hart Smith (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya Neidhart) pinned JTG (w/ Shad Gaspard & Eve) at 2:52 with a back suplex after Kidd kicked JTG in the head behind the referee's back
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated the Undertaker via count-out in a non-title match at 12:02 when Punk avoided a powerbomb through the announce table and slid back into the ring just before the 10-count; immediately after the match, Punk grabbed the belt and ran up the ramp where he posed as the show came to a close

9/29/09; Boston, MA; TD Garden
10/2/09 - featured an opening video package recapping the past 10 years of Smackdown!; included the debut of a new theme song - "Let it Roll" by Divide the Day; featured an in-ring introduction by Jim Ross & Todd Grisham; included backstage footage of the Raw, Smackdown!, and ECW stars in attendance for the special; included a backstage segment in which Teddy Long welcomed the various talent that showed up for the party, including the Brooklyn Brawler, Maria, Hornswoggle, Beth Phoenix, Finlay, and Michael Cole; moments later, Finlay and Cole talked Long into having a drink with them and led the crowd in a toast; before Long could drink it, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk stopped him and said no one should be drinking alcohol; Vickie Guerrero then appeared and confronted Long about why he allowed the Undertaker's Hell's Gate submission hold and said Long didn't have a backbone; Vickie then introduced her new boyfriend, Eric Escobar, and said Vince McMahon just signed him today; Santino Marella then came up behind Long dressed as the Undertaker; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included a backstage segment of the party in which Hornswoggle brought Cole and Finlay more shots; moments later, Hornswoggle was allowed into MVP's VIP Lounge while Zach Ryder was kept out; Matt Hardy and Kelly Kelly then showed up with Layla, Charlie Haas, Sgt. Slaughter, Maria, Alicia Fox, and the Iron Sheik were allowed in instead of Ryder; featured a music video tribute to Eddie Guerrero to the tune of Boyce Avenue's "Can You Hear Me Now?;" included a backstage segment in which Yoshi Tatsu, Sho Funaki, and Jillian Hall sang Shawn Michaels' theme song, Slaughter and Sheik got in an argument, and Cole continued to get drunk with Finlay and Hornswoggle; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show appeared, got the guests to shut up, and said they should be the guests of honor since they were on the very first episode; as the camera panned up, Cole was heard throwing up on Jericho; Joey Styles yelled "Oh my god," Tony Atlas laughed, and Show ran off to throw up himself; featured pretaped comments from the Rock in which he made fun of Dolph Ziggler, spoke about Smackdown! being named after his catch phrase, said Punk always sits down while using the toilet and should be called BM Punk, and said he used to beat the Undertaker's ass all around the world; Rock then asked for that part to be edited out because he didn't want to be tombstoned and then brought in the director to make sure he understood, ripping his shirt in the process and telling him to shave his chest; Rock then said a new world champion would be crowned in Hell in a Cell and hinted at perhaps guest hosting Raw in the future; included an ad for the Education Reform Tour; featured a promo by the Undertaker regarding his upcoming Hell in a Cell match with Punk; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more males under the age of 55 watched the previous week's show than any show on ABC, Fox, NBC, and CBS; featured a backstage segment of the party, with Drew McIntyre taking the mic and leading a toast to him as the newest member of Smackdown! and a future world champion; moments later, R Truth jumped McIntyre with the two brawling onto a cake until they were pulled apart:
Batista pinned Kane at 9:40 with the sit-down powerbomb as King was on the middle turnbuckle; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. beating MNM to win the WWE Smackdown! Tag Team titles on the 12/16/05 episode
WWE IC Champion John Morrison & WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Dolph Ziggler & Mike Mizanin at 8:32 when Ziggler pinned Morrison with the jumping reverse bulldog after crotching Morrison on the ropes; Jack Swagger provided guest commentary for the bout but took off his headset before the match and watched the bout in silence
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Melina in a lumberjack match at 2:31 after Beth Phoenix caused the challenger to crotch herself on the top behind the referee's back as the other lumberjacks fought on the floor; other lumberjacks for the bout included: Eve, Maria, Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, Jillian Hall, Layla, Natalya Neidhart, Nikki & Brie Bella, Katie Lea, Kelly Kelly, and Savannah
WWE World Champion John Cena, the Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, & Triple H defeated World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes at 21:49 when Taker pinned Orton with the tombstone after Punk, Dibiase, & Rhodes were knocked to the floor; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Cena unveiling his custom WWE World Title on the 4/14/05 episode and of Taker dropping Vickie Guerrero with the tombstone on the 9/26/08 episode; after the contest, confetti dropped from the rafters (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

10/6/09; Trenton, NJ; Sovereign Bank Arena
10/9/09 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long congratulated the Undertaker for winning the World Heavyweight Title and said John Cena was always welcome on Smackdown, noting his career on Raw would be decided at Bragging Rights; moments later, CM Punk interrupted Long, said Long shouldn't be talking about a Raw wrestler, and that he was waiting on his title rematch; Punk then said he didn't want to face Taker in anything other than a submission match with Scott Armstrong as the referee and Long positioned ringside; after Long said no, Vince McMahon came out and said what Long was about to announce would not please Punk or Taker; McMahon then announced Long would have Taker defend against Punk, Batista, and Rey Mysterio Jr. at Bragging Rights and introduced Mysterio for the opening bout; included a backstage segment of Cryme Tyme's "World Up" with Eve in which "Eve" was the word of the day and it was noted she would be facing WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero, Eric Escobar, and Teddy Long in which Guerrero said it wasn't fair Escobar wasn't in action for the show, that Punk wasn't getting a singles rematch with Taker, and that Taker would have to face three men at Bragging Rights; Vickie then laughed when Long implied it was McMahon's idea, and reminded him he was still on probation; included a video package recapping Taker's title victories over Hulk Hogan, Psycho Sid, Steve Austin, Hogan a second time, Batista, Edge, and Punk; featured a backstage segment with Maria and Dolph Ziggler in which Ziggler dumped Maria for costing him the WWE IC Title earlier in the show; included a backstage segment with Batista and Mysterio in which they talked about their loss at Hell in a Cell and competing for the World Heavyweight Title at Bragging Rights; featured an in-ring promo by Taker in which he individually addressed Batista, Mysterio, and Punk regarding the upcoming match at Bragging Rights; included an ad promoting "The Best of Smackdown!: 10th Anniversary":
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho with the 619 and springboard splash at 11:27
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool pinned Eve in a non-title match at 3:19 with a boot to the face
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler with the Flying Chuck at 9:45 after Ziggler tried to grab a chair he positioned ringside and realized Maria had taken it to sit on; Maria came ringside early in the match to cheer on the challenger; after the contest, Maria tended to Ziggler in the ring
Kane & Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy & R-Truth at 3:56 when McIntyre pinned Hardy with the double arm DDT following an uppercut from Kane
CM Punk defeated Batista via count-out at 11:13 after grabbing the ropes and pulling himself back into the ring as Batista attempted the sit-down powerbomb on the floor; after the match, Batista dropped Punk with the powerbomb inside the ring

10/13/09; Lexington, KY; Rupp Arena
10/16/09 - featured an opening graphic in tribute to the passing of Capt. Lou Albano; included Michael Cole, subbing for Jim Ross, & Todd Grisham on commentary; included Teddy Long making an announcement at the entrance stage in which he noted the upcoming 7-on-7 tag team match that would headline Bragging Rights and introduced WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho as the captain of the Smackdown! team; moments later, Jericho came out wearing a suit and predicted WWE World Champion Randy Orton would beat John Cena at Bragging Rights, thus sending Cena to Smackdown!, and said Cena would have to go through Jericho, who claimed he had been the top star in Smackdown!'s 10-year history; Jericho then noted DX were the captains of the Raw team, held up the new "Unauthorized History of DX" book, and then ripped up the book's pages to describe how he would rip up the Raw team at Bragging Rights; moments later, Kane came out and announced he was now the co-captain of the Smackdown! team alongside Jericho; featured an ad promoting Nancy O'Dell's Betty's Battle organization; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown! has had more episodes than "ER," "Law & Order," "Cheers," and "The Simpsons;" included a backstage segment with Jericho, Long, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in which Jericho said he couldn't count on WWE IC Champion John Morrison to beat WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin at Bragging Rights, with McCool saying she could count on her to win for Smackdown!; Mickie James then walked in and confronted McCool; as McCool went to leave, Beth Phoenix walked in and told McCool not to count on keeping the title very long; featured a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and CM Punk with the two agreeing the four-way at Bragging Rights isn't a bad idea, with McMahon saying he loved what went down in Montreal and suggested Punk get his submission match rematch the following week with referee Scott Armstrong and Long at ringside; ; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 22 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; featured an ad promoting "Batista: I Walk Alone;" included an in-ring segment of "The Dirt Sheet" with Morrison and and Mizanin in which the two talked about their upcoming match at Bragging Rights and noted tandems like Mork & Mindy, Bill & Ted, Wayne & Garth, Regis & Kathie Lee, and the Rockers all had a member go on to greater fame while the other went nowhere, with both men claiming the other was the "Marty Jannetty" of their team; moments later, Morrison said the Miz was the combination of Michael Phelps, Pink, Mr. Ed, and Big Dick Johnson; the two then argued over which show was better, with Morrison calling Raw a second rate version of "Saturday Night Live" and questioned if Big Bird would host the following week, with Miz saying he carried Morrison for two years and was awesome; he then stood up and challenged Miz to prove something, eventually daring Miz to take a shot at him; Miz then threw down his jacket but eventually left the ring, with Morrison saying he would see him at Bragging Rights and again called him Jannetty; half the ring mat was red and the other half blue for the segment; featured a video package recapping the feud between R-Truth and Drew McIntyre; included a backstage segment with Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. in which they talked about their match later in the show and facing off for the World Heavyweight Title at Bragging Rights; featured a video package hyping the Orton vs. Cena Ironman match at Bragging Rights; included a recap of the Punk vs. Undertaker submission match at Breaking Point, followed by a promo by Taker regarding the following week's submission rules rematch:
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Dolph Ziggler defeated Mike Knox and Finlay at 5:58 by pinning Knox after Finlay hit Knox with the shillelagh without the referee seeing it and Ziggler then shoving Finlay to the floor
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Cryme Tyme defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 3:30 when JTG pinned Kidd with the Shout Out after avoiding a springboard into the ring; prior to the bout, it was announced Brie & Nikki Bella and Eve were now on Raw, Rosa Mendes was on ECW, and Mickie James and Beth Phoenix were now on Smackdown!; during the bout, Teddy Long & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho were shown watching the match backstage
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Matt Hardy at 2:41 with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage after throwing Hardy shoulder-first into the ringpost as Vickie distracted the referee by faking a leg injury on the apron; prior to the match, Vickie introduced Escobar at the entrance stage (Escobar's TV in-ring debut)
Bragging Rights Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth via count-out at 8:40 after McIntyre swept Truth's foot out on the floor, causing him to land across the steel ring steps; during the bout, Long and Jericho were shown watching the contest backstage
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Batista at 9:00 with a hurricanrana into a cover; Batista appeared to kick out at 2 but referee Mike Chioda didn't notice it; after the bout, Batista argued with Chioda before eventually raising Mysterio's arm in victory; moments later, as Batista clapped Mysterio's win at the entrance stage, CM Punk attacked Mysterio and dropped him with the Go To Sleep before escaping through the crowd

10/20/09; Columbia, SC; Colonial Life Arena
10/23/09 - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary, subbing for Todd Grisham and an ill Jim Ross; included an opening in-ring promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in which he said Team Smackdown! would beat Team Raw at Bragging Rights just like he and Kane would beat Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. later in the show; moments later, JTG interrupted and noted Shad Gaspard had the flu; as the two began to have words, Vickie Guerrero interrupted and introduced Eric Escobar, with the two then coming in the ring and Escobar responding to DX's comments towards him earlier in the week on Raw; Dolph Ziggler then came out to the ring and said he would be the one responsible for the team winning; after JTG and Ziggler began having words, Drew McIntyre interrupted and said he was the ace up the team's sleeve and was annoyed he wasn't named the team captain; moments later, Kane appeared and said none of the other wrestlers were worthy of fighting beside him, with Jericho agreeing with Jericho saying they would face a 5-man team in a handicap match and if they lost then the other team would replace them at the pay-per-view; it was then noted that match would be the first of the show; featured a backstage segment with CM Punk, Teddy Long, and Scott Armstrong in which they discussed Punk's submission match later in the show against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker, during which Armstrong said Punk would find someone else to do his dirty work; when Armstrong went to leave, he bumped into Vince McMahon, who said he needed to talk to Armstrong; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action were downloaded the previous month on WWE.com; featured a backstage segment with Jericho, Kane, Matt Hardy, R-Truth, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Natalya Neidhart, and Finlay in which Jericho & Kane congratulated their new teammates, with the eight saying they were all on the same page; included a backstage segment with Mickie James, Mae Young, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in which Mickie and McCool traded words over why Mickie wasn't on the women's Smackdown! team at Bragging Rights, with Mickie saying she would take McCool's title; after Mickie left, Beth Phoenix showed up, told McCool not to expect to hold the title long, and left; moments later, Mae told McCool "She told you," with McCool then telling Mae to shut up, and Mae slapping Michelle; featured a backstage segment with Batista and Mysterio in which they talked about their match the previous week, Batista's new DVD, "I Walk Alone," and their tag team match later in the show; included a backstage segment with McMahon, Punk, Long, and Armstrong in which McMahon said he was excited about the main event, with Long and Armstrong visibly concerned about the match; McMahon then began talking about WrestleMania and the Hall of Fame and noted Armstrong's father Bob Armstrong might be in line for the Hall of Fame; featured a video package recapping the life of Capt. Lou Albano; included a video package hyping the John Cena vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton Ironman match at Bragging Rights, recapping their feud dating back to 2007, to the tune of Civil Twilight's "Letters from the Sky;" featured an in-ring segment in which Cole & Lawler ran down the main events for Bragging Rights; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors to WWEUniverse.com spend more time per visit than Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter:
Matt Hardy, R-Truth, Finlay, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, JTG, & Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a handicap match at 9:32 when Hardy pinned JTG with the Twist of Fate after Finlay hit JTG with the shillelagh behind the referee's back; stipulations stated that if Ziggler's team lost then all four of those men would be replaced by the other team in the main event of Bragging Rights; during the bout, Kane & WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho were shown watching on backstage
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Mike Knox in a non-title match at 3:00 with Starship Pain; prior to the bout, Knox cut an insert promo on the upcoming match; after the bout, Morrison cut an in-ring promo on his match Sunday against WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin at Bragging Rights
Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & Kane at 9:59 when Batista pinned Kane with a spear after Kane dropped Mysterio with a chokeslam
Mickie James pinned Layla at 2:45 with a spin kick to the face; during the bout, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool was shown watching on backstage
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated CM Punk in a submission match at 11:37 when Taker reversed the Anaconda Vice into the Hell's Gate; prior to the bout, Punk, who came ringside with Teddy Long and Scott Armstrong, cut a promo saying he would make Taker tap out for the second time and there was nothing anyone could do about it; during the final moments of the match, Taker hit the chokeslam on Armstrong, with referee Mike Chioda then coming out to end the match (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)

10/27/09; Rochester, NY; Blue Cross Arena
10/30/09 - featured Todd Grisham & Matt Striker on commentary; included an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he congratulated Team Smackdown! for beating Team Raw at Bragging Rights and noted that WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Underatker at Survivor Series; moments later, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, in possession of the Bragging Rights trophy, interrupted; Long quickly took possession of the trophy, noting it was property of Smackdown!, with Jericho then saying he earned it, he was the face of Smackdown!, and Long shouldn't have gone behind his back to give Show the title shot; Kane then appeared and said he takes as much ownership of Smackdown! winning at Bragging Rights as Jericho and said he deserved the opportunity at Taker moreso than Show or Jericho; Jericho responded by saying Kane's record against Taker was spotty at best and that he needed to leave the ring; Kane then put a choke on Jericho, with Long stepping in to say that the match at Survivor Series would be a triple threat match, much like Raw had planned, and that Jericho would face Kane later in the night to determine which man would be part of the triple threat; featured a backstage segment with Long, Vince McMahon, and CM Punk in which Punk argued that Show - not even a member of the Smackdown! roster - shouldn't be getting a world title shot against the Undertaker and he should be instead; McMahon then proposed that Punk face referee Scott Armstrong later in the show instead; Divide the Day, who perform the show's theme song, was shown in attendance; included an in-ring promo by Rey Mysterio Jr. in which he said Batista was still his best friend in the world, despite what happened at Bragging Rights, and then asked for Batista to come out to the ring so they could straighten things out and work past it; moments later, Batista appeared, said Mysterio was in over his head, and he would give him one chance to leave the ring; Mysterio replied by saying no, reminded him that the match at Bragging Rights was a four-way, and that they would be family even after wrestling; moments later, Mysterio said he would never have accepted to be in the match had he known it would have affected their friendship so much and again refused to leave the ring when told to by Batista, then bringing up Eddie Guerrero; Batista replied by saying Eddie was dead, dropped the mic, and left the ring; following the commercial break, Matt Hardy confronted Batista backstage and said he can relate to Batista's problems with Mysterio and told him not to do anything that he might regret, much like Matt did to Jeff; Batista smiled and walked away, only to come back and jump Hardy from behind; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWEClassics.com is the only place to see the first 100 episodes of Monday Night Raw; included an in-ring segment hosted by Cryme Tyme officiating a costume contest between Mickie James (as Elektra), WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool (a devil), Natalya Neidhart (a matador), and Layla (Michael Jackson), with Mickie getting the fan vote; moments later, a fight broke out between all the women, with Mickie clearing the ring before she was jumped by McCool; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale in 8 days, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf; included the announcement that Batista would face Hardy the following week:
Dolph Ziggler defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison via count-out in a non-title match at 10:04 after Ziggler hit a wheelbarrow slam onto the commentary table; during his entrance, Ziggler noted that Morrison was the only person on the Smackdown! roster that didn't win at Bragging Rights, with Morrison reminding Ziggler that he wasn't even on the show; during the bout, it was noted Ziggler, Eve, and Maria would be on "Deal or No Deal" the following Tuesday on MyNetworkTV
Beth Phoenix pinned Jenny Brooks with the Glam Slam at 2:17
Matt Hardy pinned Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:22 with a reversal into a modified RKO; prior to the match, Guerrero - dressed as a princess for Halloween - introduced Escobar at the entrance stage
Drew McIntyre fought Finlay to a no contest when McIntyre attacked Finlay before the match, threw him into the ring steps, and assaulted him until referees came ringside to tend to Finlay; prior to the match, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo in which he congratulated Team Smackdown! but said he never wanted to be on the team anyway
CM Punk pinned Scott Armstrong at 2:04 by putting one foot on his chest after hitting the Go To Sleep; Armstrong wore his referee attire for the bout
WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho pinned Kane at 14:34 with the Code Breaker as Kane came off the top; stipulations stated the winner would earn a World Heavyweight Title shot against champion the Undertaker and WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show at Survivor Series

11/3/09; Providence, RI; Dunkin Donuts Center
11/6/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker in which he noted his arrival to the WWF came at the Survivor Series and that all have fallen since then; Taker then noted that WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show betrayed his team at Bragging Rights to earn a shot at Taker; the champion then said there were two things that brought joy to him - fighting with Kane and fighting against Kane - and noted WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho robbed him of the latter and said he would pay for it; Jericho then appeared ringside and said he was the true phoenom of the WWE and that Taker was just a man, like Kane, John Cena, and Show who Jericho had beaten in recent weeks; Jericho eventually entered the ring and said he was the best at what he does, with the two eventually fighting until Taker kicked Jericho in the face, sending him to the floor; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale the following day; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read visitors spend more time on WWEUniverse.com than MySpace, Twitter, or Facebook; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage sit-down interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding Batista and Mysterio facing Batista at Survivor Series, during which Mysterio said Batista showed a side of him he didn't know exist and he would return the favor when the two meet in the ring; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista regarding his recent attacks on Mysterio and Matt Hardy, with Batista saying he wasn't there to make friends but to win the world title; included the announcement WWE IC Champion John Morrison would defend the following week against Dolph Ziggler; featured a backstage segment with Mickie James, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla regarding Mickie and McCool being team captains at Survivor Series, during which McCool told Mickie to go back where she came from because no one likes her on Smackdown!; Mickie then called Layla "Scary Spice" and said she wasn't going anywhere; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Hardy regarding the attack he sustained the previous week from Batista and facing Batista later in the show; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale Saturday, to the tune of "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf:
Dolph Ziggler, David Hart Smith, & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated WWE IC Champion John Morrison & Cryme Tyme at 8:53 when Ziggler pinned Shad with the Zig Zag as Shad attempted the STO on Smith; prior to the match, footage was shown of Morrison recently appearing on "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" with Jeff Foxworthy
Beth Phoenix pinned Brittany Carter with the Glam Slam at 1:54
Drew McIntyre pinned Jimmy Wang Yang with the double arm DDT at the 49-second mark; prior to the bout, McIntyre shoved Yang off the top rope to the floor, then took the mic and said he wanted some real competition; moments later, Yang pulled himself into the ring and called for the referee to ring the bell for the scheduled match; after the contest, McIntyre kneed Yang in the back of the head
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Mike Knox at 7:14 with the 619 and springboard splash; prior to the bout, it was noted "Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask" would be released in hardback the following Tuesday
R-Truth pinned CM Punk at 10:29 with a roll up and fast count from referee Scott Armstrong after Punk began yelling at Armstrong to count faster when he had Truth covered; after the bout, Armstrong ran backstage as Punk threw a fit in the ring
Matt Hardy defeated Batista via disqualification at 13:39 when Batista threw Hardy to the floor and then hit him with one of the monitors from the commentary table; after the match, Batista set Hardy up for the sit-down powerbomb but then shoved him aside and left the ring
Dark match after the taping: World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker pinned CM Punk with the tombstone

11/10/09; Sheffield, England; Arena
11/13/09 - featured a backstage segment in which Mickie James and Layla had words; moments later, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool was seen going into Mickie's locker room; included footage of WrestleMania 26 tickets going on sale the previous Saturday at the University of Phoenix Stadium, to the tune of Kevin Rudolf's "Welcome to the World;" featured an ad for "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Archives;" included Josh Matthews conducting an interivew with WWE IC Champion John Morrison regarding his title defense later in the show against Dolph Ziggler; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE.com received more page views than MLB.com in the month of October, despite the World Series; included Matt Striker overseeing an in-ring contract signing between Batista and Rey Mysterio Jr. for their match at Survivor Series; after both men signed, Batista pulled out a hold harmless agreement that he wanted Mysterio to sign as well, which would protect Batista from being sued for what he does to Mysterio at the pay-per-view; after Mysterio refused to sign it, Batista called him a coward and threatened to snap his neck; Mysterio finally agreed to sign it, then flipped the table over, trapping Batista underneath before then leaving the ring; an angry Batista then broke the two tables in the ring before staring at Mysterio in the aisle; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho regarding his match later in the night against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and the fact it was the first ever singles meeting between the two; included the announcement that Morrison and Ziggler would face off the following week in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match:
CM Punk pinned R-Truth at 9:18 by blocking a sunset flip and grabbing the ropes for leverage; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo claiming the UK fans were as weak as the American fans and went on to say he would beat R-Truth in their match and beat him again at Survivor Series; following his entrance, R-Truth responded to Punk's comments by saying the fans paid to see action, not to hear Punk preach
Natalya Neidhart defeated Mickie James via submission with the Sharpshooter at 3:50 after Mickie became distracted by WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at ringside cutting up some of Mickie's clothes, stolen from her locker room earlier in the show
Drew McIntyre fought Finlay to a double disqualification at 2:13 when both men refused to abide the referee's orders; prior to the bout, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo claiming Finlay wasn't worthy to wrestle him two weeks ago and still isn't worthy; after the contest, McIntyre attacked Finlay and knocked him out with his own shillelagh; moments later, McIntyre left the ring only to return and again hit Finlay with the weapon; referees and a trainer then came out to help Finlay from the ring
WWE IC Champion John Morrison fought Dolph Ziggler to a double count-out at 11:39 when both men failed to get back in the ring after falling off the top rope to the floor
Beth Phoenix pinned Lisa Taylor with the Glam Slam at 1:27; Taylor was billed on commentary by Matt Striker as the British Commonwealth Champion
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho in a non-title match at 14:00 via submission with the Hells Gate after blocking the Walls of Jericho; after the bout, WWE Unified Tag Team Champion the Big Show appeared, distracted Taker, and - with Jericho - double teamed the champion; moments later, Jericho applied the Walls of Jericho as Show applied the Camel Clutch; Kane eventually appeared and kicked Jericho in the face as Show left the ring; Vince McMahon was shown watching on backstage and spoke on the phone with Teddy Long, telling him that Jericho & Show would face Taker & Kane the following week (Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho)

11/17/09; Philadelphia, PA; Wachovia Center
11/20/09 - featured a video package of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and Kane; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, and Eric Escobar in which Vickie criticized Long having Taker & Kane team up, with Long saying it was Vince McMahon's desicion; Vickie then said having them team up could destroy his main event for Survivor Series and noted Eric Escobar hasn't been used in weeks; moments later, Long said he didn't need their advice and kicked them out of his office; before they could leave, Vince McMahon walked in and said having Taker & Kane team up was stupid, with Long then becoming confused; McMahon then said Vickie should be a consultant to help Long get off his probation, with Vickie then jumping up and down and screaming with excitement; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE just completed a 22 show, 2-week tour of Europe which drew more than 170,000 fans; included an in-ring promo by CM Punk in which he asked the crowd to admit they were all addicts; when they didn't, he said they were in deniel, weak, and powerless; Punk then grabbed a carton of cigarettes and noted the Surgeon General's warning on each box before pouring them into a trash can in the ring; Punk picked up a bottle of medication, calling it "failure in a bottle" and noted pills aren't candy before pouring them into the trash can as well; he then grabbed a bottle of whiskey and called it "liquid hell" and "poison" before pouring that too into the trash can; moments later, R-Truth appeared and said everyone makes their own decisions in life, he didn't like Punk, and then dropped him with a DDT; R-Truth then poured all the contents of the trash can onto Punk and then hit him with the trash can before leaving the ring; featured an ad for "Hulk Hogan's Unreleased Collector's Series;" included a backstage segment in which WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show discussed their match later in the show and facing Taker at Survivor Series; after Jericho said he wasn't intimidated by Taker or Show, the lights went off and Jericho began yelling; moments later, Show turned the lights back on; featured a video package highlighting the history of WWE at Madison Square Garden, to the tune of "Empire State of Mind" by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys:
Batista pinned Matt Hardy with the sit-down powerbomb at 4:26; moments later, Josh Matthews conducted a backstage interview with Batista regarding the previous week's contract signing and Mysterio agreeing to sign the hold harmless agreement, with Batista saying Mysterio will never embarass him again
Drew McIntyre pinned Finlay at 1:39 with the double arm DDT after Finlay became blinded by an eye gouge; prior to the bout, footage was shown of McIntyre and Finlay's altercations over the past month; following his entrance, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo in which he compared Finlay to a little old lady
WWE IC Champion John Morrison defeated Dolph Ziggler in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match at 10:46; fall #1: Morrison pinned Ziggler at 2:12 with an inside cradle moments after failing an attempt at Starship Pain; fall #2: Ziggler pinned Morrison with the Zig Zag at 7:03; fall #3: Morrison pinned Ziggler with Starship Pain after a reversal into a DDT (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Mickie James pinned Layla at 1:09 with a roll up into a bridge; after the bout, Layla grabbed the mic at ringside and introduced a video of WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, dressed as a farm girl in a farm backdrop scene, in which she referred to Mickie as "Piggy James" with a graphic of a pig with Mickie's face then appearing on the big screen
Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. via disqualification at 2:35 when Batista, who sat at the commentary table for the duration of the match but refused to speak, shoved Kidd down on the floor; after the match, Mysterio fought with Batista before running up the aisle; no official decision was announced as to the winner
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker & Kane fought WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show to a no contest in a non-title match at around the 14:30 mark; during Taker & Kane's entrance, the Undertaker's symbol stood on either side of the stage and was in flames; late in the match, Show knocked Kane out with a punch on the floor and followed with a chokeslam to Taker in the ring; moments later, Show went to help Jericho to his feet but Jericho dropped Show with the Code Breaker and left ringside with Taker's belt as the show came to a close

11/24/09; Bridgeport, CT; Harbor Yard Arena
11/27/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho regarding he and the Big Show's title defense against Triple H & Shawn Michaels in a TLC match Dec. 13 at the next pay-per-view, noted he had won TLC when the tag team belts were on the line, and DX would never hold the belts as long as he was in possession of them; Jericho then argued he too should be part of the #1 contender's match later in the show between Batista and Kane; moments later, Teddy Long appeared, said he wasn't adding Jericho to the match, but he would face World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker later in the show in a non-title match; included a backstage segment with Long and WWE IC Champion John Morrison in which Morrison said he wanted any of Sheamus, Drew McIntyre, and WWE US Champion Mike Mizanin in a singles match after the events of Survivor Series; moments later, Vickie Guerrero and Eric Escobar interrupted, with Vickie arguing Long should discuss all title contenders with her and suggested Escobar challenge Morrison later in the show; Long agreed but said it would be Escobar's only title shot; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE television is translated into 30 languages; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mickie James regarding the segment orchestrated the previous week by WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla in which they called her "Piggy James," with Mickie saying she worked hard to get where she's at and had no plans of leaving; featured an ad for "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of WWE divas were downloaded the previous month on WWE.com:
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Cryme Tyme at 4:28 when Smith pinned Shad with a modified back suplex after Shad knocked Kidd to the floor with a clothesline
Matt Hardy defeated CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) via disqualification at 5:40 when Gallows attacked Hardy after Hardy signalled for the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would continue his crusade as long as there were people out there that needed change in their lives; Punk then introduced the man with him as Luke Gallows, formerly Festus, and said he had been helping Gallows get through his drug abuse; Punk then said a scary addictive drug would hit the stores Dec. 1 and then took it out of the bag to reveal it as the "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules" DVD; Punk then said the fans should pay the most attention to the last chapter on the DVD - the steel cage match where he sent Hardy out of the WWE; eventually, Matt appeared and said Punk only targetted Jeff because he wouldn't follow his rhetoric and that he knows nothing about him; after the match, Gallows continued to assault Hardy and held him up so Punk could land a kick and a running knee in the corner; moments later, Gallows locked Hardy in a reverse full nelson and followed with a form of a sit-down chokeslam
Batista defeated Kane via count-out at 14:26 after hitting Kane in the knee with a steel chair behind the ringside barrier and beyond the referee's view; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker at TLC
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Eric Escobar (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:18 with the Flying Chuck and Starship Pain; after the contest, Guerrero yelled at Escobar in the ring, saying she offered him opportunities week after week and he continued to disappoint her; Vickie then slapped Escobar across the face and left ringside; following the commercial break, Vickie continued to yell at Escobar backstage, with Escobar saying Vickie made him sick too and dumped her
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker defeated WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho via disqualification in a non-title match at 11:55 when Batista, who sat ringside for the match, slid in the ring and clipped Taker as he set Jericho up for the tombstone; after the match, Jericho dropped Taker with the Code Breaker and left ringside; moments later, Batista assaulted Taker with a series of chairshots across the back

11/29/09; Hampton, VA; Coliseum
12/4/09 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from 50 states and 22 countries have already purchased tickets to WrestleMania 26; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show regarding their match later in the night against Cryme Tyme, Jericho facing Triple H & Shawn Michaels in a handicap match at Raw, and Jerishow defending against DX in a TLC match; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Batista in which they discussed Batista would face Rey Mysterio Jr. the following week in a streetfight; included a backstage segment in which WWE IC Champion John Morrison watched Matt Hardy play "Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010" with Hardy, as Morrison, fighting Drew McIntyre; during the segment, Morrison noted he would face McIntyre later in the show; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with CM Punk & Luke Gallows, with Gallows blaming his friends and family for enabling him to keep his addiction to prescription drugs; Gallows then said he would pray that others follow his lead and turn to Punk for help; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured an ad promoting "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules;" included a closing segment in which World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker came out to call out Batista, with Batista then jumping Taker from behind in the aisle with a steel chair and assaulting him at ringside; moments later, Batista continued to assault Taker inside the ring while holding Taker's title belt before eventually hitting Taker with the belt:
R-Truth defeated CM Punk (w/ Luke Gallows) via disqualification at 9:59 when Gallows tripped Truth from the floor and assaulted him on the floor; after the match, Gallows threw Truth shoulder-first into the corner and held him up so Punk could hit the running knee in the corner; moments later, Gallows hit a reverse full nelson into a sit-down powerbomb
Kane pinned Mike Knox with the chokeslam at 3:37
Mickie James defeated Beth Phoenix and Natalya Neidhart at 7:02 by pinning Natalya after Phoenix dropped Natalya with the Glam Slam and Mickie knocked Phoenix to the floor with a dropkick; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla sat ringside for the match, both wearing "Piggie James" tops; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWE Women's Title shot; after the match, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Mickie regarding her upcoming title shot and seeking revenge for McCool's recent comments, eventually shoving McCool down and fighting with Layla; eventually, Mickie was double teamed until Maria made the save (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Drew McIntyre pinned WWE IC Champion John Morrison in a non-title match at 13:13 with the double arm DDT after ramming Morrison head-first into the steel undercarriage of the ring; prior to the match, McIntyre cut an in-ring promo on Morrison until Morrison hit him across the face
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd defeated Eric Escobar in a handicap match at 2:26 when Kidd pinned Escobar following the Hart Attack; prior to the match, Vickie Guerrero cut an in-ring promo in which she said Escobar made a big mistake for his comments the previous week and demanded he come out an apologize; moments later, Escobar came out and apologized for the fact the two ever met; Vickie then said she could fire him but instead would make him pay by putting him in a handicap match; Vickie remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the bout, Smith held Escobar so Vickie could slap him, with Smith then kicking him and the three leaving ringside together
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Cryme Tyme in a non-title match at 3:20 when Show pinned Shad following a punch

12/8/09; Houston, TX; Toyota Center
12/11/09 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Batista in which he said Rey Mysterio Jr. didn't deserve to be in the ring with him and then commented on the fans booing him as of late, with Batista saying he didn't care; Batista then said Mysterio and Evolution needed him more than he needed them; moments later, Batista had the spotlight put on him and said the spotlight deserved to be on him and he wasn't here to make friends but rather to make money and win titles; he then said he saw fear in the eyes of World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker and that beating him for the title at TLC was now only a formality; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military free tickets to live events in the US; featured a backstage segment with Eric Escobar, Vickie Guerrero, and Teddy Long in which Vickie ordered Escobar to face WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, with Escobar saying he would rather face anyone than keep looking at her face; included a backstage segment with Kane and Mike Knox in which Knox said they had a lot in common and wanted a rematch from last week, with Kane saying he was the only monster and agreed to the match; Knox said Kane would leave a broken monster but he would ride to the hospital with him, with Kane then briefly choking Knox before walking off; featured the announcement Drew McIntyre would challenge WWE IC Champion John Morrison at TLC; included an in-ring segment in which McIntyre objected to the fact he wasn't on the cover of the new WWE Magazine issue focused on future champions, while Morrison was front and center; McIntyre then showed footage of him beating Morrison the previous week in a non-title match, with Morrison then coming out moments later dressed as William Wallace from 'Braveheart,' with his face painted blue and white and a sword and sheild in hand; the two had words, with Morrison - with an accent - saying he had heard all about McIntyre doing errands for Ricky Steamboat, John Laurinitis, Arn Anderson, and IRS; Morrison eventually dropped the accent, saying McIntyre would need more than an endorsement than a senile old man and that Morrison himself had the endorsement of the fans; the two briefly exchanged blows with McIntyre leaving through the crowd; featured a video package recapping the Batista vs. Mysterio match at Survivor Series; included highlights from the backstage segment from Raw featuring DX; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown has aired more episodes than "ER," "Law & Order," "Cheers," and "The Simpsons;" included an in-ring segment in which Todd Grisham & Matt Striker ran down some of the matches scheduled for TLC on Sunday:
CM Punk & Luke Gallows defeated R-Truth & Matt Hardy at 8:51 when Gallows pinned Hardy with a boot to the face and the 12th Step after Hardy dropped Punk with the Twist of Fate; prior to the bout, Punk cut an in-ring promo on the success of "Jeff Hardy: My Life, My Rules" and said horrible parents were buying it for their kids for Christmas; Punk and Gallows then proceeded to destroy the DVD; during the opposition's entrance, Hardy came out with a bag full of DVD copies and handed them out to fans at ringside, while Punk protested by saying they were giving out poison; moments later, Truth hit Punk in the head with the mic
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Eric Escobar in a handicap match at 2:59 when Escobar submitted to Jericho's Walls of Jericho; the bout was originally scheduled as Jericho vs. Escobar in a singles bout but Vickie Guerrero came out at the 1-minute mark to add Show to the match; following the bout, Jericho & Show cut an in-ring promo in which they guaranteed victory over Triple H & Shawn Michaels at TLC Sunday
Kane pinned Mike Knox with the chokeslam at 2:56
Mickie James & Maria defeated WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool & Layla at 1:56 when Mickie pinned Layla with a roll up after Layla and McCool collided on the apron; prior to match, it was announced Mickie would challenge McCool Sunday at TLC; McCool & Layla came out to the ring wearing "Piggie James" t-shirts
Batista pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. in a streetfight at 11:11 after hitting him across the face with a steel chair; after the bout, Batista prepared to do further damage to Mysterio until the lights in the arena went out; when they came back on, World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker was in the ring; moments later, Taker won a brief brawl with Batista, with Batista then sliding out to the floor when Taker grabbed hold of the chair in the ring

12/15/09; Laredo, TX; Entertainment Center
12/18/09 - featured an opening segment in which Teddy Long came out to the ring and said he would determine later in the show who the next challenger would be for World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker after Taker's win over Batista at TLC; moments later, Batista interrupted, said he was screwed out of the title at TLC, and demanded Long make it right; eventually, Rey Mysterio Jr. appeared at the entrance stage and challenged Batista for the #1 contender spot, saying he's nothing but a bully and he would get his payback by making sure Batista never holds the world title again; Long then made the match official and reminded Batista he could lose it by pinfall, submission, disqualification, or count-out and that the winner would challenge Taker the following week on Christmas night; included an ad promoting MVP and the Big Show both appearing on MyNetworkTV the following week; featured a backstage segment in which Maria and Mickie James were shown playing Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 until Beth Phoenix unplugged the TV and badmouthed both women for playing video games; after Maria noted she won the Slammy for Diva of the Year, Phoenix said she would face Maria later in the show; included the same backstage segment from Raw starring WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels and Hornswoggle; featured the announcement Triple H & Michaels would appear on the following week's show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 16 million people watch WWE each week in the US; featured an ad promoting "The History of the World Heavyweight Championship;" included a backstage segment with Phoenix, Layla, and WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool in which McCool & Layla badmouthed Mickie & Maria until Phoenix told them off and walked away; featured a trailer for "The Marine 2;" included an ad promoting the following night's Tribute to the Troops on NBC:
CM Punk, Luke Gallows, & WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre defeated John Morrison, R-Truth, & Matt Hardy at 11:41 when Punk pinned Hardy after hitting him behind the referee's back with his Slammy for Shocker of the Year
Kane defeated Eric Escobar with the chokeslam at 1:25; prior to the match, Escobar took the mic and insulted Vickie Guerrero until Guerrero interrupted at the entrance stage and said she got him a birthday present, with Kane then appearing; Guerrero remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the contest and after Kane left ringside, Guerrero climbed in the ring and laughed at Escobar; moments later, she said he should watch his mouth, with Escobar then saying he would wake up sore but ready to fight another day, whereas Vickie would wake up looking exactly the same as she does now
The Great Khali (w/ Runjan Singh) defeated Chris Jericho via count-out at 2:26 when Jericho left ringside as Khali attempted to apply the head vice; prior to the match, Jericho came out in possession of his Slammy for Tag Team of the Year and cut an in-ring promo claiming he was a victim of a conspiracy for how he was thrown off Raw Monday; moments later, Jericho claimed he would leave Raw when he was ready and not sooner and that it was unfair he was split up from the Big Show and left to fend for himself
David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) defeated Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J at 4:33 when Smith pinned J following the Hart Attack; during the bout, Todd Grisham asked Matt Striker about the comments made about Bret Hart during the Slammys but Striker refused to give his thoughts; after the bout, Natalya took the mic and said they would finally get their chance, after more than a decade, to get revenge on DX the following week; Smith & Kidd then said they would do what the original Hart Foundation couldn't do, that being put WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels out of action
Beth Phoenix pinned Maria at 1:42 with the Glam Slam; prior to the match, Maria came out in possession of her Slammy for Diva of the Year
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Batista at 15:52 with a cradle; stipulations stated the winner would challenge World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker the following week

12/20/09; Orlando, FL; Amway Arena
12/25/09 - featured a backstage segment in which Vickie Guerrero welcomed the fans and shared a glass of egg nog with Teddy Long; Vickie continued to give tips to a perfect holiday meal, with Long continuously messing up her plans and saying her dressing looked like dog food; eventually, Hornswoggle appeared on the serving table and began eating the turkey off the bone; included an in-ring promo by Chris Jericho, wearing a suit, in which he complained about being disrespected by the fact he and the Big Show were no longer #1 contenders for the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles and David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd hadn't done anything to deserve a shot; moments later, Smith, Kidd, & Natalya Neidhart came out, with Jericho saying he respected where they came from because he came from there too but he still saw them as snot nosed kids; Smith & Kidd then took the mic and said while Jericho complains about his problems, they face theirs head on; eventually, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Triple H & Shawn Michaels appeared on the big screen and showed a graphic of 'Tickle Me Big Show' to make Jericho remember his tag team partner and said they got the Hart Dynasty a one-way trip back to Canada, with a graphic then appearing of polar bears, hockey, and Canadian bacon; moments later, Jericho told the Hart Dynasty to make an impact and then told DX that he would take back the tag team titles; moments later, Jericho sustained a version of the Hart Attack from Smith & Kidd; featured a backstage segment with Mickie James, WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool, and Layla in which McCool & Layla said they were really sorry for how they had been treating Mickie and then gave her a Jenny Craig gift certificate to make her feel better; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding his win the previous week over Batista and title match later in the show against World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 100 million photos of ringside action were viewed on WWE.com over the past month; included a video package recapping R-Truth's appearance as Santa Claus during 'Tribute to the Troops 2009;' featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Long in which Vickie discussed desserts; moments later, Hornswoggle came up behind Vickie and threw a pie in her face before doing the same to Long; included a trailer for "The Marine 2":
John Morrison, Matt Hardy, Finlay, & R-Truth defeated CM Punk, Luke Gallows, WWE IC Champion Drew McIntyre, & Dolph Ziggler at 10:25 when Morrison pinned Ziggler with Starship Pain after knocking Gallows to the floor; Punk came to the ring in possession of his Slammy for Shocker of the Year
World Heavyweight Champion the Undertaker fought Rey Mysterio Jr. to a no contest at 9:44 when Batista attacked the champion; moments later, Mysterio hit the 619 on the champion, Taker attempted the chokeslam on Mysterio only for Batista to drop him with a spear, and Mysterio followed by hitting the 619 on Batista before leaving the ring (Smackdown: Best of 2009-2010)
Cryme Tyme defeated Bryce Andrews & Pat Buck at 1:42 when JTG pinned Buck following a neckbreaker off the top double team; prior to the match, a backstage segment with Cryme Tyme and a fake Santa was shown in which Santa complained about having to hand out gifts and have fat kids sit on his lap; eventually, Cryme Tyme laid Santa out, took the toy bag, and came out to the ring, handing gifts out along the way
Mickie James & Maria defeated Beth Phoenix & Layla at 3:23 when Mickie pinned Layla with a kick; WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool provided guest commentary for the match; Maria came out to the ring in possession of her Slammy for Diva of the Year; after the match, Mickie confronted McCool, with Phoenix then attacking Mickie and Maria
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels & Triple H defeated David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 15:38 when Triple H pinned Smith with the Pedigree after Michaels landed the superkick from the ring apron; after the contest, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring and gave the champions Santa hats before all three celebrated in the ring (Hart & Soul: The Hart Family Anthology)

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