WWF SMACKDOWN!

2011

1/4/11; Tucson, AZ; Convention Center
1/7/11 - featured an ad promoting 'Bobby The Brain Heenan' on DVD; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read, since Smackdown moved to SyFy, it has been the #1 show on the network every week; featured a backstage segment with Kelly Kelly and Drew McIntyre in which McIntyre wished Kelly good luck in her match, then said he wanted to earn her trust and support; included a look at the New York Times coverage of the return of Tough Enough; featured a vignette of Ezekiel Jackson; included the announcement Wade Barrett would face Big Show the following week:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Kane in a last man standing match at 20:15 after hitting a Con-Chair-Two on the challenger's knee and following with the spear
Kofi Kingston pinned WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) to win the title with a crossbody off the top at 5:30; after the bout, Ziggler attacked Kingston from behind and dropped him with the Zig Zag; moments later, Vickie grabbed the mic and said Teddy Long wasn't in the building which made her in charge and that an immediate rematch would take place (WWE Superstar Collection: Kofi Kingston)
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at the 45-second mark with the spin kick to the head; after the match, Vickie yelled at Ziggler for the loss; after the commercial break, Ziggler and Vickie argued backstage over the loss, with Ziggler telling her maybe she needed to find a new boyfriend (WWE Superstar Collection: Kofi Kingston)
Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) defeated Drew McIntyre, the Big Show, and Cody Rhodes at 13:54 by pinning Rhodes with the Zig Zag; stipulations stated the winner would be the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title; prior to the bout, Vickie came out and said the previously scheduled Show vs. McIntyre vs. Rhodes match would now feature Ziggler as the fourth participant; late in the match, Wade Barrett came out and assaulted Show before leaving ringside
Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) pinned Kelly Kelly with the Faith Breaker; after the bout, McCool & Layla double teamed Kelly until Drew McIntyre came to her aid
Alberto Del Rio defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. at 17:01 in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-1; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the match; fall #1: Del Rio won via submission with the armbreaker at 1:31; fall #2: Mysterio pinned Del Rio with a la magistral cradle at 7:27; fall #3: Del Rio won via count-out when Rodriguez prevented Mysterio from getting back into the ring after Mysterio hit a crossbody off the top onto Del Rio and Rodriguez on the floor; after the contest, Del Rio watched from the stage as Mysterio attacked Rodriguez and hit the 619 and springboard splash

1/11/11; Birmingham, AL; Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
1/14/11 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic which stated WWE started granting Make-A-Wish Foundation wishes in 1982, before the cast of 'The Jersey Shore' was born; included a 'Str8 Outta Brooklyn' segment with JTG in which he discussed Husky Harris being whipped and Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Wade Barrett in which he compared himself to Caesar and said those around him conspired against him because he was too powerful; Barrett then said he went after Big Show the previous week because, like John Cena on Raw, he doesn't waste his time with anyone but the biggest stars; included a vignette promoting Ezekiel Jackson; featured an ad promoting 'WWE's Top 50 Superstars of All Time;' included a video package to the tune of Five For Fighting's "Chances" to promote Shawn Michaels going into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long, Ziggler, and Vickie in which Long had to take a call regarding Wade Barrett's situation; moments later, Vickie and Dolph made up after their dispute the previous week; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched the previous week's episode than both NBA games on ESPN combined; featured an ad promoting Hall of Fame tickets going on sale Saturday; included a closing in-ring segment of 'The Cutting Edge' in which World Heavyweight Champion Edge discussed his win the previous week over Kane in their last man standing match before introducing Ziggler and Vickie as his guests; moments later, Vickie said Ziggler would beat Edge at the Royal Rumble to win the title before Edge repeatedly insulted her; Ziggler then said Vickie was the reason Edge saw the success he's had, with Vickie then showing the surveillance footage of Edge making out with Alicia Fox, the wedding planner for their wedding, in 2008; Edge responded by showing footage of Ziggler making out with Kaitlyn during NXT; Ziggler then attacked the champion but Edge quickly cleared him to the floor, with Vickie then repeatedly slapping Edge across the face; moments later, Edge prepared to hit the spear on Vickie only for Ziggler to trip him, pull him out to the floor, and hit the Zig Zag on Edge across the ring steps; Vickie and Ziggler then kissed as Edge laid knocked out on the floor:
Rey Mysterio Jr. & R-Truth defeated Alberto Del Rio & Cody Rhodes at 15:02 when Mysterio pinned Rhodes with the 619 and springboard splash in an impromptu match; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; following his entrance, Del Rio cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would win the Royal Rumble and become the new Mr. WrestleMania; Truth then interrupted, saying Del Rio can't win the Rumble just because he has a creepy ring announcer or fancy cars; Rhodes then appeared at the entrance stage and said he would win the Rumble until Mysterio interrupted, said winning the Rumble was about beating the odds and he's been doing that his whole life; Rhodes then said Mysterio winning the Rumble was 2006 and he was out of style; Truth then attacked Rhodes, leading to all four men fighting until Teddy Long came out and said the four would immediately compete in a tag team match
Trent Barreta pinned Drew McIntyre at 3:28 by reversing a gorilla press slam into a roll up; after the commercial break, McIntyre attacked Barreta backstage until Kelly Kelly confronted him; McIntyre stopped Kelly from walking away and said he was only going to ask Barreta for a rematch, with Kelly saying she didn't believe him and didn't want to be around him
Wade Barrett fought the Big Show to a no contest at the 1:40 mark when Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel interfered; moments later, Ezekiel Jackson appeared at the ring apron, distracting Show as he was then triple teamed by Barrett, Slater, and Gabriel; after Show fought them off, Jackson climbed into the ring and dropped Show with a clothesline, with the four men then assaulting Show, Jackson slamming Show, and Gabriel following with the 450 splash; after the commercial break, footage was shown of Show being helped to his feet by several referees (Barrett's debut with new music)
Beth Phoenix pinned Michelle McCool (w/ Layla) at 4:06 with a roll over after McCool reversed the Glam Slam into a victory roll
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Jack Swagger in a non-title impromptu match at 9:06 with the SOS; prior to the bout, Kingston cut an in-ring promo discussing his title win the previous week; moments later, Swagger interrupted and said he was going to raise the bar on Smackdown in 2011, prompting Kingston to challenge him to a match

1/18/11; Tulsa, OK; Bank of Oklahoma Center
1/21/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Wade Barrett, alongside Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, and Justin Gabriel, in which Barrett said Big Show would not be in the arena before introducing his group as the Corre; Jackson, Slater, and Gabriel followed with comments of their own; moments later, Teddy Long came out to the entrance stage and said they would have a problem if they were going to be acting outside the rules; Barrett replied by saying they all respected Long and wanted to proudly represent Smackdown as part of the Royal Rumble; Barrett then said there was not a leader of the Core and they were all equal; Long then said they could like Smackdown and the consequences of their actions or leave it; after Long went backstage, Alberto Del Rio drove out, said the Core was welcome on Smackdown, but that Smackdown was his show and he would win the Royal Rumble match; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler in which Barrett, Jackson, Slater, and Gabriel came into the office to say they had nothing to do with Long's assault and would be happy to help her in any way; Vickie then said one of Core would face World Heavyweight Champion Edge later in the show; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read fans from more than 30 countries and all 50 states had already bought tickets to WrestleMania 27; included an 'In Your Corner' segment focusing on the WWE's support of the US troops, with comments from President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and others; featured the announcement the 'Stand Up for WWE' campaign won two Mashable Awards; included a backstage segment in which Todd Grisham attempted to give an update on Long's condition, only to be interrupted by WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin & Alex Riley; featured an ad promoting The Best of Raw 2010 on DVD; included an ad promoting WWE 2011 Hall of Fame tickets on sale; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming airs in 145 countries and 30 languages every week; included an in-ring promo by Miz, alongside Riley, in which he reviewed footage of attacking Randy Orton on Raw; moments later, Edge interrupted, said Miz was wasting everyone's time, and told him to get off the show; Miz replied by saying what he did to Orton wouldn't compare to what he would do to Edge on Monday; Miz then left the ring, with Riley yelling at Edge before Edge promptly dropped him with the spear; moments later, Miz climbed up on the apron but eventually backed down and opted not to fight Edge:
Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth via submission with the armbreaker at 10:48; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; during the bout, Teddy Long was shown knocked out backstage with Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero, Michael Tarver, and several medics looking over him; minutes later, medics put Long on a stretcher and took him out of the arena into a waiting ambulance (Long's last appearance for a month)
Beth Phoenix pinned Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) with the Glam Slam at 3:32
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Cody Rhodes with the 619 and splash off the top at 4:02; after the bout, Rhodes was tended to in the ring after it appeared Mysterio's shinguard injured Rhodes during the 619; following the commercial break, Rhodes was tended to backstage by a trainer and, with his face away from the camera, was told his nose was broken
Jack Swagger defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title 3-minute amateur wrestling challenge; the match could be won via pinfall or by gaining the most points; final score: Swagger (10), Kingston (9); after the match, Swagger attacked Kingston for it being such a close match, with Kingston fighting back, hitting the spin kick to the face and crossbody off the top
Drew McIntyre pinned Trent Barretta at 2:07 with an overhead throw off the top; after the bout, McIntyre extended his hand to Barretta but Barretta knocked him out of the ring; moments later, McIntyre assaulted Barretta and attempted to drop him with the Future Shock until Kelly Kelly came out, yelled at McIntyre, and tended to Barretta
Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, & Heath Slater) pinned World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a non-title match at 10:32 after Jackson dropped Edge with a clothesline from the apron behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Vickie Guerrero came out to the entrance stage to introduce Dolph Ziggler as the guest commentator for the match; Vickie remained ringside for the duration of the match; after the bout, Corre assaulted Edge, ending with Gabriel hitting the 450 splash and Corre raising their hands above Edge's body; after Corre left the ring, Ziggler put his foot on Edge's chest as the show ended

1/25/11; Cincinnati, OH; US Bank Arena
1/28/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Vickie Guerrero in which she said, due to the injuries he sustained the previous week, Teddy Long would not be at the show and she would take over the duties of general manager; moments later, Randy Orton interrupted, said he appreciated being invited to the show and would take the WWE World Title from Mike Mizanin at the Royal Rumble; Dolph Ziggler eventually came out as Orton continued to intimidate Vickie, and told him to show Vickie and himself proper respect; Orton followed by saying Ziggler would have to earn respect, then dropping him with the RKO; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes, who refused to show his face, regarding the facial injury he sustained the previous week at the hands of Rey Mysterio Jr., with Rhodes saying he had a broken nose, would require reconstructive surgery, and has been told by doctors not to compete in the Royal Rumble match; Rhodes went on to say a fan heckled him on his way into the arena and said he wasn't dashing anymore, with Rhodes then saying he agreed; featured Jack Korpela conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding the attack he sustained the previous week at the hands of Corre and his match later in the night; included a backstage segment in which Alberto Del Rio introduced himself to Michael Tarver; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people attended live events in 2010 than the SuperBowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, and X Games combined; included an ad promoting The Best of Raw 2010; featured a video package recapping the history of the Royal Rumble match; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown had its largest audience ever the previous week, continuing its reign as the #1 show on SyFy:
Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Kelly Kelly & Kaitlyn at the 41-second mark when McCool pinned Kaitlyn with a boot to the face as Kaitlyn fought with Layla on the apron (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
Drew McIntyre pinned JTG at 4:37 with the Future Shock after blocking a backslide; Kelly Kelly sat ringside for the duration of the bout; after the contest, Kelly came into the ring as McIntyre left ringside (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
WWE IC Kofi Kingston won an impromptu mini Royal Rumble by eliminating both Alberto Del Rio and Kane at 2:42; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the match; prior to the bout, Del Rio cut an in-ring promo saying he had 39 wrestlers from all over the world backstage and he would prove he was destined to win the 2011 Royal Rumble by winning an exhibition match over those men; order of entry: Seth Allen (0:00); Mike Stevens (0:46); Kane (1:37); Kingston (2:37); order of elimination: Allen by Del Rio (0:21); Stevens by Del Rio (1:10; off camera); Del Rio & Kane by Kingston; after the contest, Del Rio & Kane surrounded Kingston in the ring until Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out to even the odds; moments later, Vickie Guerrero came out to the entrance stage and ordered the four men to compete in a tag team match (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
Rey Mysterio Jr. & WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Alberto Del Rio & Kane at 15:39 when Kingston pinned Del Rio with the spin kick to the face after Kane kicked his partner in the face and walked off, with Mysterio then hitting the 619 on Del Rio (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
The Big Show pinned Heath Slater (w/ Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, & Ezekiel Jackson) in an impromptu match at 1:17 with the chokeslam; prior to the bout, Show cut an in-ring promo in which he said he had never won the Rumble but would do so Sunday, then commented on the Corre before Barrett, Gabriel, Slater, & Jackson surrounded the ring; after the contest, Show fought off Barrett and Gabriel but was taken down by a clothesline from Jackson; moments later, Chris Masters, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov ran out and eventually helped clear the ring (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)
Randy Orton & World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) & Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 11:26 when Edge pinned Ziggler with the spear after avoiding the Zig Zag; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo in which he said Orton dropping Ziggler with the RKO earlier in the show means nothing because he was still the WWE World Champion and remain such after the Royal Rumble; after the contest, Vickie took the mic and said she was banning the spear as a move and if Edge used it at the Royal Rumble he would lose the title; moments later, Edge hit the move again, knocking Ziggler off the apron to the floor; he then hit in a third time on the floor, then a fourth when he tried to give it to Vickie but she moved out of the way at the last moment (Royal Rumble 2011 Blu-ray)

2/1/11; Long Island, NY; Nassau Coliseum
2/4/11 - a WrestleMania pinata was hung above the ring, noting the Royal Rumble victory of Alberto Del Rio; featured an opening segment in which Booker T was introduced, with Booker climbing in the ring, doing the Spinarooni, and then joining the broadcast team of Michael Cole & Josh Matthews; moments later, Vickie Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler came to the ring, with Vickie saying she had set up several qualifying matches to determine which Smackdown stars would be part of the Elimination Chamber match; Vickie then noted Ziggler, Michelle McCool, & Layla would face World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Kelly Kelly later in the show, with the world title at stake, before demanding that Kelly come to the ring; Vickie then said Kelly was the reason and distraction that Ziggler wasn't already champion, then saying she would cost Edge the title; Kelly replied by saying she knew Vickie was going through her stuff backstage and she could very well quit rather than continue to deal with Vickie; Ziggler interrupted to show a still photo of Edge using the illegal spear after Kelly's interference, then calling himself the uncrowned world champion; Ziggler then ordered Kelly to leave the ring, with Kelly then fighting with Vickie, McCool & Layla running out, and then Edge coming out to make the save and help clear the ring; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown has been the #1 show on SyFy every week since its debut in the fall; featured an ad promoting The Best of Raw 2010; included a vignette showing a man walking through the rain to a cabin, with the date "2 21 11" then appearing; featured a backstage segment with Edge & Kelly in which they discussed their upcoming tag team match, with Kelly getting upset that Edge didn't have faith in her and walking off; included an in-ring segment in which Hornswoggle and Rosa Mendes threw T-shirts to the crowd, including Booker T, before Ricardo Rodriguez interrupted from the entrance stage and introduced Del Rio, who then drove out; moments later, Del Rio and Rodriguez joined Hornswoggle and Rosa in the ring, bragged about his Royal Rumble win, and then told Hornswoggle about the pinata above the ring that was full of candy and toys for him; after Hornswoggle was blindfolded, he accidentally struck Del Rio with the pinata stick, with Del Rio then kicking Hornswoggle in the head and assaulting him until WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston ran out and cleared Del Rio from the ring; Rodriguez then distracted Kingston, allowing Del Rio to attack Kingston from behind and smash the pinata stick across his back before locking him in the armbreaker; several referees then ran out to pull Del Rio away and tend to Kingston; featured the announcement that Booker T would also be a coach, alongside Steve Austin, for the upcoming season of Tough Enough; included the trailer for 'The Chaperone,' staring Triple H; featured a WrestleMania 27 ad to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars":
Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (w/ Tamina) in a non-title match at 3:06 when Gabriel pinned Kozlov with the 450 splash after Slater dropped Kozlov with a reverse DDT
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Drew McIntyre pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 13:01 with a kick to the knee and the Future Shock after Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez appeared on the big screen, with Del Rio winking at Kingston and distracting him; prior to the bout, it was announced that Dolph Ziggler would receive a bye into the Elimination Chamber match
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Jack Swagger at 10:21 with a kick and roll up after reversing the ankle lock and sending Swagger into the corner; prior to the bout, Michael Cole noted that Cody Rhodes would undergo facial reconstruction surgery after the injury he sustained from Mysterio two weeks prior
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Kane pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. with the chokeslam at 1:03 after catching Guerrero with a choke as he attempted the frog splash
Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match: Wade Barrett (w/ Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel) pinned the Big Show at 1:58, moments after Jackson attacked Show as the referee was knocked down; after the match, Show attempted to attack Corre but sustained a bodyslam from Jackson; Jackson then took the mic and cut a promo while looking at Show
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Kelly Kelly defeated Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool, & Layla (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a handicap match at 10:12 when Kelly pinned Layla with the spear; stipulations stated Edge's title was at stake in the match and that he would be stripped of the championship if he used the spear; after the bout, Vickie entered the ring and fired Kelly before ordering her from ringside; moments later, as Kelly cried and walked up the ramp, Vickie told Edge he would defend against Ziggler the following week with herself as the referee; Ziggler then came up behind Edge and dropped him with the Zig Zag to end the show

2/8/11; Green Bay, WI; Resch Center
2/11/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio, with Del Rio driving out and entering the ring, decorated with flowers and balloons; Del Rio then cut a promo about the various things he love before saying he loved destiny the most; Del Rio then insulted the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, many of whom were shown sitting ringside, before saying he would become World Heavyweight Champion; WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston then interrupted, mentioned Del Rio beating him the previous week with a kendo stick, and then pulled a kendo stick out from under the ring before cornering Del Rio with it; Kingston held off from hitting Del Rio before eventually winking at him, repeatedly hitting him with the weapon, and then destroying the various props in the ring; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Edge regarding his title defense later in the show against Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero as the guest referee, with Edge saying he didn't know how he would retain the title; featured a trailer for 'The Chaperone;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the Elimination Chamber weighs more than 16 tons - heavier than two adult male elephants and the combined weight of every WWE superstar; featured footage of Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rogers being presented with a WWE spinner belt during 'The David Letterman Show;' included a vignette of a cabin in the rain, with a figure then shown outside before "2 21 11" appeared and Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" played; featured Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding the broken nose of Cody Rhodes, with Mysterio saying it was an accident and then mocking Rhodes complaining about the injury before commenting on his upcoming match against Wade Barrett and the Elimination Chamber; included the announcement that the following week's 600th episode would feature Edge, Mysterio, John Morrison, R-Truth, Randy Orton, & John Cena vs. CM Punk, Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, & Sheamus; featured an ad proomting The Best of Raw 2010; included a WrestleMania 27 ad to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars;" featured a video package on the Elimination Chamber match; included a backstage segment in which Michelle McCool & Layla complained about not being the WWE Divas Champion, with Vickie Guerrero then appearing and saying they let her down the previous week; Ziggler then appeared and said Layla was the reason he wasn't already champion; after Vickie and Ziggler left, Layla became upset with McCool for not sticking up for her; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 25,000 autographs would be signed during the four days of WWE Axxess:
Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match via submission with the armbreaker at 4:53 after ramming Kingston's arm into the steel ring steps
Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, & Heath Slater) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella) with the 450 splash at 2:18 after blocking an elbow drop by lifting his knees; late in the bout, Santino hit the Cobra on an interfering Slater only to then be attacked by Gabriel; after the bout, Barrett hit the Wasteland on Santino before Jackson dropped Kozlov with the uranage
Drew McIntyre pinned Chris Masters with a reversal into the Future Shock at 1:56; prior to the bout, McIntyre took the mic and said World Heavyweight Champion Edge was to blame for Kelly Kelly being fired from Smackdown and that he wouldn't forget it
Wade Barrett pinned Rey Mysterio Jr. at 10:38 with a boot to the face and the Wasteland after Mysterio fought off an interfering Justin Gabriel; prior to the bout, Barrett cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would win the Elimination Chamber match and go to WrestleMania as the World Heavyweight Champion; after the match, Ezekiel Jackson and Heath Slater came out, with Mysterio being assaulted until Gabriel went up for the 450 splash; moments later, the Big Show ran out and fought off the Corre before dropping Barrett with the chokeslam; Show then attempted a double chokeslam on Slater and Gabriel until Jackson attacked Show from behind; moments later, Corre assaulted Show before Jackson dropped Show with a chokeslam
Kane pinned JTG with a clothesline off the top and the chokeslam at 1:50
WWE Divas Champion Eve pinned Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) in a non-title match at 2:55 with a roll over after Layla knocked the champion off the top and made the cover
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Dolph Ziggler at 7:13 when Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews ran out and counted the pinfall after Edge twice hit the spear on Ziggler, moments after guest referee Vickie Guerrero attempted the spear on Edge but injured herself in the process; prior to the bout, Vickie took the mic and ruled that Edge would be disqualified and would lose the title to Ziggler if the champion used the spear; Vickie didn't see the first spear, as she was hurt on the floor, but did see the second as she was being tended to and disputed the decision as the show went off the air; after the bout, Edge celebrated with his title as Matthews held up his own replica title belt

2/15/11; San Diego, CA; Sports Arena
2/18/11 - 600th episode - featured a "Did you know?" graphic that said Smackdown, since its premiere in 1999, has been watched more than 3 billion times in the U.S. alone; included footage from earlier in the week of Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes regarding his injury and facial reconstruction; Rhodes was then shown, partially in shadows, wearing a clear protective mask and said his career was hurt by Rey Mysterio Jr. but his doctors had finally cleared him for travel; Rhodes then said he would have an announcement the following week; featured a vignette showing the Undertaker in a cabin during a rain storm, with Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" playing as "2 21 11" appeared on the screen; included a video package recapping the first episode of Smackdown on 8/26/99 that included WWF World Champion Triple H beating the Rock after guest referee Shawn Michaels hit the superkick on Rock; featured a trailer for 'The Chaperone;' included several minutes from Raw's in-ring promo by the Rock; featured a video package on the 9/13/01 episode of Smackdown, held in the aftermath of 9/11; included a list of the top longest running episodic TV shows in history - My Three Sons, Bonanza, Ozzie and Harriet, Death Valley Days, Law and Order, The Simpsons, Lassie, Smackdown, Gunsmoke, and Raw; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown has aired more episodes than Seinfeld, Scrubs, and Friends combined; included a video package of Eddie Guerrero's WWE World Title celebration on the 2/19/04 episode; featured footage of Steve Austin attacking Booker T in a grocery store during the 12/13/01 episode:
John Cena, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio Jr., John Morrison, & R-Truth defeated CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, & Sheamus at 20:14 when Edge pinned Ziggler with the spear after Mysterio hit a simultaneous 619 on Ziggler and Barrett; after the match, Vickie Guerrero came out to the entrance stage and ordered him to hand over the title belt, citing he was no longer the champion after using the spear on Ziggler the previous week after it was ruled the move was banned; Vickie then claimed Edge was the one who assaulted Teddy Long and fired him as a result
Maryse & Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) defeated WWE Divas Champion Eve & Beth Phoenix at 2:28 when Layla pinned Eve after double kicks to the face by Maryse & Layla after Phoenix attacked an interfering McCool; McCool provided guest commentary for the match, during which it was noted she was suffering from a foot injury
WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin (w/ Alex Riley) pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 10:10 with the Skull Crushing Finale after Kingston became distracted by Alberto Del Rio at ringside after Del Rio hit Kingston with his towel from the floor; after the contest, Del Rio climbed in the ring and laughed at Kingston, laid out unconscious
WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov defeated Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater via disqualification at 2:00 when Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson, who came ringside early in the match, interfered after Marella hit the Cobra on Gabriel; moments later, the Big Show ran out and cleared Corre from the ring before challenging Jackson to a fight; Jackson went to get in the ring but was convinced otherwise by the other members of Corre
Edge pinned World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) to win the title in an impromptu match with the spear at 3:03; prior to the bout, Vickie announced Ziggler as the new World Heavyweight Champion and presented him with the title belt as the crowd chanted "We want Edge;" moments later, Teddy Long walked out and said Vickie had the most to gain from Long's attack, then telling her to shut up when she tried to interrupt; Vickie then blurted out that the attack on Long was all Ziggler's fault, with Long saying he was back in charge, had the power to rehire Edge, and have Edge challenge Ziggler then and there for the title; after the contest, Long came back out and fired Ziggler; moments later, Edge took the mic and, as confetti fell from the rafters, led the crowd in singing "Hey hey hey, goodbye" to Ziggler (Long's surprise return after a month's absence)

2/22/11; Sacramento, CA; ARCO Arena
2/25/11 - featured an opening backstage statement by Teddy Long in which he said he wasn't going to fire Vickie Guerrero for her actions but would instead have World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Kelly Kelly face Drew McIntyre & Vickie later in the show, with Vickie being fired if her team lost; included a WrestleMania 27 ad featuring the Rock to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars;" featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read 23 books that have been New York Times bestsellers; included an ad promoting "The Big Show: A Giant's World;" featured a backstage segment in which Vickie tried to get into Long's office to convince him to call off her match; included several minutes of John Cena's promo against the Rock from Raw; featured a backstage segment with Vickie and Chavo Guerrero Jr. in which Vickie begged Chavo for help, with Chavo bringing up all the times she took advantage of him and then walking off; included an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' featured a look at the confrontation between the Undertaker and Triple H from Raw, followed by the official announcement the two would wrestle at WrestleMania; included the announcement the Undertaker would return to Smackdown the following week:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Kane at 10:33 with a reversal into a roll up as Kane caught Mysterio coming off the top; after the bout, Dusty Rhodes came out to the ring, hugged Mysterio, and took the mic saying he was disappointed in Cody Rhodes' behavior; Dusty then called for Cody to come out, with Cody then appearing wearing a suit and protective face mask, then arguing it was Mysterio's fault he wasn't at the Royal Rumble or Elimination Chamber; Dusty then said Cody had lost focus from his initial hopes of coming to WWE, winning titles, and appearing at WrestleMania; Dusty then said Mike Mizanin and Edge had come to win world titles while Cody was off "being dashing" and called for Cody to apologize to Mysterio; Cody then apologized to Dusty and Mysterio before shaking Mysterio's hand; Mysterio shook Dusty's hand, with Dusty then holding on, smiling at Mysterio, and Cody jumping Mysterio from behind; Cody then assaulted Mysterio around ringside before rubbing his face against the steel rampway; moments later, Rhodes rammed Mysterio's face into the video screen, took off Mysterio's mask, and kicked him in the face; after Cody went backstage, two referees ran out with a towel to tend to Mysterio; after the commercial break, Cody and Dusty hugged backstage as Cody held Mysterio's mask
Rosa Mendes defeated Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) via disqualification at 1:24 when McCool attacked Rosa on the floor, moments after Rosa collided with McCool at the commentary table; McCool provided guest commentary for the match; after the contest, Layla argued with McCool over the loss before eventually going backstage together
Jack Swagger defeated WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match via submission with the ankle lock at 2:46; Kingston's arm was heavily taped for the match after recent attacks at the hand of Alberto Del Rio
The Big Show defeated Wade Barrett at 7:08 after the two began fighting on the floor; stipulations stated Corre was barred from ringside for the bout; after the match, Show went to attack Barrett on the floor only for Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater to come out and Show clear the ring with a steel chair
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Kelly Kelly defeated Drew McIntyre & Vickie Guerrero at 5:36 when Edge pinned McIntyre with the spear, moments after Kelly hit the spear on Vickie; stipulations stated Vickie would be fired if her team lost; moments later, Teddy Long joined Edge and Vickie in the ring and fired Vickie; Vickie then ran to referee Scott Armstrong, Booker T, and Michael Cole, begging each to do something to save her job; she then went after the cameraman, begging him as well, before turning her attention to Edge; Edge responded by leading the crowd in chanting "Hey hey hey, goodbye," with Vickie then walking up the ramp crying before yelling and screaming in anger at Edge; Alberto Del Rio then attacked Edge from behind in the ring and locked on the armbreaker for several moments before Armstrong had it broken

3/1/11; Cleveland, OH; Quicken Loans Arena
3/4/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Edge in which he noted he would be back out later for the contract signing for his match at WrestleMania 27 against Alberto Del Rio; after discussing Del Rio, Edge began to talk about Vickie Guerrero until Drew McIntyre ran out, with Edge then sending McIntyre to the floor; moments later, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and threatened to fire McIntyre if he didn't get in the ring to face Edge then and there; included an ad for 'The Chaperone;' featured a segment in which Cody Rhodes came out to Rey Mysterio Jr.'s entrance music and pyro, while wearing Mysterio's stolen mask and a suit; moments later, Rhodes threw down Mysterio's mask, stepped on it, and walked out to the ring, cutting a promo in which he said attacking Mysterio the previous week felt good at a time when not many things did; moments later, Rhodes challenged Mysterio to a match at WrestleMania and said he would again remove Mysterio's mask; included a backstage segment with Kane, Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel in which Kane said he never wanted or needed their help, with Corre saying they just wanted to see him beat Big Show later in the match; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read Smackdown was the top show on cable the previous week, beating out all other shows on TNT, Disney, TBS, A&E, Bravo, USA, and ESPN; included the announcement Christian would return at the following week's show, followed by footage of Del Rio injuring Christian in September; featured a backstage segment showing Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez getting ready for the contract signing later in the show; featured Triple H's promo from Raw, in full, in which he discussed his upcoming WrestleMania match against the Undertaker; after the segment aired, Taker came out to the ring, to the tune of Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave," and cut a promo saying Triple H was probably the best world champion of the past 15 years but would join the list of others who tried before to end the WrestleMania streak; included an ad promoting 'The Big Show: A Giant's World;' featured footage from the previous Friday's press conference in Mexico City, Mexico that Sin Cara, formerly Mistico, had signed with WWE; more live events; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people attended live events in 2010 than the SuperBowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, and X Games combined; featured the pre-taped comments from Raw of Shawn Michaels commenting on the Triple H vs. Undertaker WrestleMania bout; included highlights of the Rock's promo against John Cena from the previous Raw; featured a backstage segment in which Edge found Del Rio's painter and painted a mustache and beard on a giant photo of Del Rio before then knocking the painter down; included a closing in-ring segment in which Long oversaw the contract signing between Edge and Del Rio; after Del Rio's introductiong, he took the mic and had Rodriguez sing the Mexican National Anthem, with Edge eventually coming out and interrupting; after the two sat down, the crowd chanted "USA" before the two traded words; the two men then signed the document before Long rushed out of the ring as Edge assaulted Del Rio and dropped him with a DDT; Del Rio countered, after Rodriguez interfered, and locked on the armbreaker as Edge bled from the nose; moments later, Del Rio attempted to further injure the arm with a steel chair on the floor until Christian ran out to make the save and assaulted Del Rio at ringside and in the ring; Del Rio left the ring but Christian chased after, tackling him in the aisle before being pulled away by referees:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Drew McIntyre via submission in a non-title match at 5:19 with a standing Indian deathlock after opting not to make the cover after the spear
WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) defeated Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov at 7:30 when Slater pinned Marella with the reverse DDT after Marella hit the Cobra on an interfering Barrett on the apron
Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes at 2:19 when Layla pinned Phoenix after McCool kicked Phoenix in the face behind the referee's back
The Big Show defeated Kane via disqualification at 1:14 when Kane hit Show with a steel chair, slid in the ring moments earlier by Wade Barrett; Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel appeared ringside late in the bout; after the match, Corre ganged up on Show until Kane struck Gabriel with the chair, with Corre then going backstage
Jack Swagger defeated JTG via submission with the ankle lock at 1:07; prior to the bout, Michael Cole left the broadcast table, joined Swagger in the ring, and cut a promo telling the fans to show respect to Swagger, who would be in his corner when he beats Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania; Cole then said he would introduce his guest referee for the match Monday on Raw, referring to the guest referee as "awesome" and that he, Cole, and Swagger all think Cleveland stinks; after the bout, Cole again left the broadcast table to celebrate with Swagger in the ring

3/8/11; Houston, TX
3/11/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Edge in which he discussed his upcoming match at WrestleMania against Alberto Del Rio, then challenging Del Rio to come out then and there or he would go find him; moments later, Del Rio, with Brodus Clay, then appeared and traded words with Edge until Edge picked a fight with the other two; Edge was eventually beaten down, with Clay ramming the champion shoulder-first into the ringpost until Christian ran out to make the save; Christian too was eventually beaten down, with referees then coming out to the ring to try to stop the assault; Teddy Long then appeared at the entrance stage and said that Edge & Christian would face Del Rio & Clay later in the show, marking Edge & Christian's first match as a team in 10 years; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 25,000 autographs would be signed by WWE superstars during the four days of Axxess at WrestleMania weekend; featured an ad promoting Snooki's appearance on the coming episode of Raw; included a WrestleMania 27 ad featuring to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars;" featured several minutes from the Raw segment earlier in the week that saw Steve Austin become the guest referee for the Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler match at WrestleMania; included pre-taped comments from Shawn Michaels in which he discussed his friendship with Triple H, adding "greatness rarely gets satisfied" and that was why he was going after the Undertaker at WrestleMania; featured Cole introducing John Cena for an in-ring interview, showing footage from Raw of WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin dropping Cena with the Skull Crushing Finale on Raw, with Cena sending Cole out of the ring before cutting a promo saying he was done wasting his time on BS and was now fully focused on Miz; Cena then went to leave before Cole stopped him, saying he wasn't done with his interview, and then insulted Cena until Cena cornered him, with Jack Swagger then coming out; Swagger then assaulted Cena, with Cole encouraging him, until Cena teased the FU on Cole before then hitting it on Swagger; included a look at 'The Chaperone,' with comments from Triple H and Ariel Winter; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE's Facebook network grew 595 percent in 2010; included an ad promoting 'The Untold History of WrestleMania;' featured an in-ring promo by Triple H in which he showed a video package showing him assaulting the likes of Bill Goldberg, John Cena, Randy Orton, and Michaels, before then saying Michaels noted on Raw that Triple H could beat the Undertaker because he's able to take emotion out of the match and focus on winning; Triple H then said he could do things without remorse or regret and that he would beat Taker to end the streak; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Christian about the upcoming tag team main event, with Christian noting all the things that had happened in the world since he last teamed with Edge:
Kane defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification at the 53-second mark when Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel interfered; during his entrance, Barrett cut a promo on Kane for Kane not appreciating what the Corre has done for him and then attacking Corre the previous week; after the contest, the Big Show came out with a steel chair to clear the ring; during the commercial break, a tag team match was set up
Kane & the Big Show defeated Wade Barrett & WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater via disqualification at around the 4:30 mark when Ezekiel Jackson and WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel ran out; after the match, Show hit Jackson with a steel chair before then punching the chair in the face of Barrett; stipulations stated Jackson and Gabriel were banned from ringside for the match; after the bout, Show struck Kane over the back with the chair as well
Cody Rhodes pinned JTG with Crossroads at the 52-second mark; Rhodes worked the match wearing a protective face mask, white dress shirt, and slacks
Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Kaitlyn with the Lay Out at the 55-second mark after Kaitlyn fought off an interfering McCool; after the contest, McCool used her foot cast to kick Kaitlyn
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Drew McIntyre at 8:16 with the 619 and splash off the top; after the bout, Cody Rhodes appeared at the entrance stage and said he was still waiting on Mysterio to accept his challenge to a match at WrestleMania; Mysterio then took the mic and said he would beat Rhodes down at WrestleMania
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay at 5:49 when Edge pinned Clay with an elbow drop off the top after Christian dropped Clay with a tornado DDT; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio & Clay's ring announcer for the bout

3/15/11; Kansas City, MO; Sprint Center
3/18/11 - featured an opening segment in which Michael Cole was introduced, with Cole then coming out with his Slammy award and taking seat in his pod-enclosed announce position, away from Josh Matthews & Booker T; included a backstage segment in which Big Show told Kane they should put their differences aside to take the WWE Tag Team Titles from the Corre, with the two then putting choke holds on the other before Kane replied with "You complete me;" featured footage from September of Del Rio injuring Christian with a steel chair; included pre-taped comments from Shawn Michaels about what it's like to face the Undertaker at WrestleMania; featured an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' included a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Del Rio regarding his upcoming cage match against Christian, with Del Rio saying Long and Christian would not be able to stop his destiny; included an ad promoting 'The True Story of WrestleMania;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's main Facebook page adds 25,000 new fans every day; included a look at Chris Jericho being part of the upcoming season of "Dancing with the Stars;" featured a video package recapping Snooki being part of WrestleMania:
World Heavyweight Champion Edge pinned Brodus Clay (w/ Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez) in a non-title match with the spear at 5:10, moments after Clay attacked Christian on the apron following Christian attacking Del Rio on the floor; Rodriguez appeared ringside but did not introduce either Del Rio or Clay; after the contest, Christian and Del Rio brawled onto and off the announce table until Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and ruled that Christian would face Del Rio later in the show in a steel cage match
WWE US Champion Sheamus pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 5:15 with the kick to the face after kicking the steel ring steps into Kingston's knee while on the floor
Cody Rhodes pinned Trent Barretta at the 49-second mark after headbutting him with Rhodes' protective mask; Rhodes worked the match in a dress shirt and slacks (Rhodes' first appearance with new theme music)
Layla (w/ Michelle McCool) pinned Kelly Kelly at 2:06 after throwing Kelly off the turnbuckle as Kelly was distracted by McCool yelling at her from the floor; McCool provided guest commentary for the match
The Big Show & Kane defeatred WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel via disqualification at 3:03 when Gabriel pulled the referee out to the floor to prevent the pinfall after Show dropped Slater with the chokeslam; after the match, Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson helped in attacking Kane on the floor and ganging up on Show in the ring, ending with Jackson dropping Show with Wasteland; moments later, the assault continued on the floor, culminating with Barrett slamming the steps onto Kane as the other Corre members held another set of steps on top of him; Barrett and Jackson then rammed Show onto the announce table, breaking it
Jack Swagger defeated Chris Masters via submission with the ankle lock at 1:56; after the bout, Michael Cole left the commentary area to apply the hold on Masters himself, while screaming "C'mon, Lawler!"; moments later, Swagger and Cole celebrated together
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Maryse) with the 619 and splash off the top at 3:36
Christian defeated Alberto Del Rio in a steel cage match at 12:25 when Christian fell to the floor first as both men scaled over the cage; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; late in the match, Del Rio kicked out of the Killswitch; after the contest, Del Rio attacked Christian on the floor and took the mic, saying he would destroy Christian like he would do to World Heavyweight Champion Edge at WrestleMania; moments later, Edge began honking Del Rio's car before then detailing its cost and features; Edge then mentioned the various things he could do to the car with a steel chair before Brodus Clay attacked Edge from behind and hit him with the chair; Del Rio then confronted Edge and hit a Con-Chair-Two onto Edge's arm before referees ran out to tend to the champion

3/22/11; Columbus, OH; Nationwide Arena
3/25/11 - featured an opening backstage segment in which Teddy Long told World Heavyweight Champion Edge, his arm wrapped up after the injury he sustained the previous week at the hands of Alberto Del Rio, that if either he or Del Rio became physical before WrestleMania then they would be taken off the show; included a backstage segment with Christian and Edge in which Edge said he would be in Christian's corner later for his match against Del Rio and that he needed to be in action later in the show, despite the injury, to prove to Del Rio he was ready for their WrestleMania match; featured an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' included pre-taped comments from Cena, Big Show, Arn Anderson, Randy Orton, Ricky Steamboat, Jerry Lawler, John Morrison, Jim Ross, Steve Austin, Booker T, Harley Race, Shawn Michaels, Dusty Rhodes, and Chris Jericho regarding the Triple H vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania; featured a WrestleMania 27 ad featuring to the tune of Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars;" included a backstage segment with Long and Del Rio in which Long reinterated his ruling regarding Del Rio and Edge, with Del Rio calling Long's bluff that he would take him off WrestleMania if he touched Edge before the pay-per-view; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that said for the 25th straight week Smackdown was SyFy's most watched program; included a promo by Taker at the entrance stage regarding his upcoming match against Triple H and noted he would be on Raw to confront Triple H Monday; featured an ad promoting the USA telecast of the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame the Monday after WrestleMania; included a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara:
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated CM Punk via disqualification at 8:15 when Cody Rhodes, wearing street clothes, ran out and assaulted Mysterio on the floor; moments later, Rhodes lifted up his pants leg, revealing a steel brace underneath, and ran it into Mysterio's face; moments later, Mysterio was tended to in the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Drew McIntyre via submission with a modified Indian deathlock at 2:26 in a non-title match; Edge's left arm was heavily taped for the match following an injury at the hands of Alberto Del Rio the previous week; after the contest, Edge dropped McIntyre with the spear
Michelle McCool & Layla defeated Kelly Kelly & Rosa Mendes at 1:09 when Layla pinned Mendes with the Lay Out; LayCool came out dressed as Snooki for the bout; after the match, McCool & Layla cut an in-ring promo in which they made fun of Trish Stratus, John Morrison, & Snooki, who they would face at WrestleMania
Wade Barrett (w/ Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel) pinned WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston to win the title at 5:20 by catching Kingston as he attempted the spin kick to the face and hitting Wasteland, moments after Kingston knocked Slater off the apron with the kick; after the bout, Gabriel hit the 450 splash on Kingston; moments later, Slater & Gabriel hoisted Barrett onto their shoulders in celebration
Jack Swagger defeated R-Truth via submission with the ankle lock at 2:54; after the bout, Michael Cole left his commentary pod at ringside, entered the ring as Swagger kept the hold applied, and insulted Truth on the mic
Christian (w/ World Heavyweight Champion Edge) pinned Alberto Del Rio (w/ Brodus Clay) at 12:17 with the Killswitch after Del Rio became distracted by Edge on the floor, moments after Edge dropped Clay with the spear and then hit him with a steel chair; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Edge climbed in the ring with the chair but was stopped by Christian, who reminded Edge that using the chair would cost him from appearing at WrestleMania; Christian then took the chair and hit Del Rio himself; moments later, Edge yelled at Del Rio on the floor before Christian led him away

3/28/11; Chicago, IL; AllState Arena
4/1/11 - included Josh Matthews, Booker T, & Michael Cole - inside his cubicle - on commentary for the match, with Cole eventually leaving before Jerry Lawler came out; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Cody Rhodes, his face covered by a towel and wearing his protective mask, in which Rhodes explained why he attacked Rey Mysterio Jr. the previous week; Rhodes eventually took off his towel and said Rey would have to deal with both he and Mysterio's knee brace at WrestleMania; included Todd Grisham, Brie & Nikki Bella on location at WWE Axxess in Atlanta; featured a video package set to Mark Collie's "In Time" to promote the Undertaker vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania; included a video package hyping the Randy Orton vs. CM Punk match at WrestleMania; featured a video package hyping the Legion of Doom & Paul Ellering being inducted into the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame; included footage of Jerry Lawler facing Jack Swagger earlier in the week on Raw; featured an in-ring promo by Lawler in which he discussed how Michael Cole had disrespected him in recent weeks and months and that he would get his revenge at WrestleMania and Steve Austin would deal with Swagger; included footage from the WrestleMania 27 press conference held Wednesday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square, with comments from Alberto Del Rio, Miz, Cena, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Snooki, and the Rock; featured Grisham and the Bellas at Axxess going over the various attractions; included footage from Raw of the segment involving Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and Taker; featured highlights of WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin appearing on Conan O'Brien, letting him hold the title belt, and renaming Conan 'the Ginga Ninja;' included a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; featured a video package hyping the Snooki, John Morrison, & Trish Stratus vs. Dolph Ziggler, Michelle McCool, & Layla match at WrestleMania and the subsequent mainstream media attention; included an ad promoting 'The Chaperone;' featured an ad promoting Saturday's WWE 2011 Hall of Fame and the Monday airing of the show on USA; included a video package hyping the Del Rio vs. Edge match at WrestleMania; included the Rock, Cena, and Miz segment from Raw, shown in full:
Kofi Kingston defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett via disqualification at 3:58 when Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel ran out and attacked Kingston after Barrett sustained the spin kick to the face; after the bout, Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov ran out to make the save but were beaten down; moments later, the Big Show and Kane came out and cleared Corre from the ring (WrestleMania 27 Blu-ray)

Cody Rhodes pinned Chris Masters with Crossroads at 2:11; during the bout, Michael Cole returned to the broadcast area surrounded by bodyguards; Rhodes wore his protective face mask for the match; after the contest, Rey Mysterio Jr. ran out and fought with Rhodes, with Rhodes eventually sliding to the floor as Mysterio attempted to hit the 619 while using his knee brace

4/5/11; Charlotte, NC; Time Warner Cable Arena
4/8/11 - Michael Cole's cubicle was wrapped in "Do not touch" yellow tape for the show; featured an opening in-ring promo by Alberto Del Rio, alongside Ricardo Rodriguez and Brodus Clay, in which he said World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Christian delayed his destiny of winning the title and destroyed his car, which he saw as one of his children; as Del Rio went to say he would do to Edge what Edge did to his car, Edge was driven out on the back of a Brisco Brothers wrecker, with Del Rio's car to the back of it; Edge then cut a promo on the car before spraypainting it; after the two had words, Del Rio challenged Edge to a rematch with Edge saying there were other worthy wrestlers; moments later, Christian was revealed as the driver of the wrecker; as Edge and Christian went to confront Del Rio and Clay in the ring, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and ordered Christian to face Del Rio later in the show, with the winner challenging Edge in a ladder match at Extreme Rules; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WrestleMania 27 was the highest attended entertainment event in Georgia Dome history, beating out U2, Elton John, Paul McCarney, the Backstreet Boys, and the Rolling Stones; featured a vignette promoting the debut of Sin Cara; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read "WrestleMania" was the #1 non-sponsored trend on Twitter Sunday; featured the John Cena / Rock segment from Raw, shown in full; included a backstage segment with Edge and Christian in which they discussed potentially facing each other at Extreme Rules; after Edge walked out of the room, Christian briefly looked at the title belt before Edge returned for it; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 in Miami, FL; included an ad promoting 'DX: One Last Stand;' featured an in-ring promo by Cole in which he bragged about spraying Jim Ross with BBQ sauce on Raw before introducing Jack Swagger, who said it was easy to train Cole to beat Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania; the two then celebrated with a victory lap, with Sin Cara then walking out, flipping into the ring, clearing him from the ring, and hitting a corkscrew plancha to the floor; featured a backstage segment with Michelle McCool and Layla in which Layla said she signed them up for couple's therapy, with McCool saying they weren't a couple and Layla telling her to just show up; included a video package recapping the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame:
Kofi Kingston, the Big Show, Kane, & Santino Marella defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel in a Best 2 out of 3 falls match; fall #1: Kingston pinned Gabriel with a crossbody off the top at 9:10; fall #2: Barrett pinned Marella with a boot to the face and Wasteland at 14:45; fall #3: Corre was disqualified at 18:32 when the other members ganged up on Kane as he attempted the chokeslam on Barrett; after the bout, Corre was fought off, ending with Kane, Show, & Marella hitting a triple chokeslam on Jackson (Corre's first appearance with slightly modified theme music)
Cody Rhodes pinned Trent Barretta with Crossroads at 1:31; after the bout, Rhodes continued to assault Barretta in the corner by headbutting Barretta with his face mask until Rey Mysterio Jr. made the save; Mysterio repeatedly tried to take off Rhodes' mask until Rhodes went to the floor and eventually backstage
Kelly Kelly & Beth Phoenix defeated Michelle McCool & Layla at 2:40 when Kelly pinned Layla with a roll up after McCool went to the floor, complaining of a back injury; after the contest, McCool blamed Layla for the loss
Alberto Del Rio (w/ Brodus Clay) pinned Christian at 13:22 after hitting the running kick to the head as Christian was on the top rope, moments after World Heavyweight Champion Edge, who provided guest commentary for the match, dropped Clay with the spear outside the ring; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the match; stipulations stated the winner would face Edge at Extreme Rules in a ladder match

4/12/11; Albany, NY; Times Union Center
4/15/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio, who then drove into the arena; moments later, Del Rio cut a promo in which he discussed Edge's career-ending injury and called for Edge to come out and present him with the World Heavyweight Title; Teddy Long appeared instead, joined Del Rio in the ring, agreed that Del Rio was the #1 contender and would compete in a ladder match for the title at Extreme Rules; Long then said Del Rio's opponent would be decided in a 20-man battle royal later in the broadcast; moments later, Del Rio complained of a conspiracy against him before saying he was glad he hurt Edge and forced him to retire; Long ended the segment by telling Del Rio to shut up:
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Kofi Kingston at 2:22
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Drew McIntyre at 10:10
Kelly Kelly pinned Layla at 2:05
Christian won a 20-man battle royal; other participants included: Brodus Clay, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Chris Masters, Cody Rhodes, Curt Hawkins, Drew McIntyre, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio Jr., the Big Show, Trent Barreta, Tyler Reks, WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, and Yoshi Tatsu; stipulations stated the winner would face Alberto Del Rio in a ladder match at Extreme Rules for the vacant World Heavyweight Title

4/19/11; London, England; O2 Arena
4/22/11 - the World Heavyweight Title was suspended above the ring for the duration of the bout; included an opening introduction of Michael Cole, who came out wearing a royal cape and entered his Cole Mine, joining Josh Matthews & Booker T on commentary; during the segment, Matthews referred to Cole being knighted "last night" on Raw; cardboard standups of Prince William and Kate Middleton were in the Cole Mine as well; featured a backstage segment with WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel and WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett in which they argued over Gabriel eliminating Barrett from the previous week's battle royal; moments later, WWE Tag Team Champion Heath Slater and Ezekiel Jackson walked in and discussed the two title matches later in the broadcast; included footage of Michelle McCool and Layla back in couple's therapy, with McCool making Layla cry until she then hugged her to make her feel better; as Layla went to thank the therapist, McCool attacked her from behind and left her laying on the couch; featured a "Did you know?" segment that read the equipment, lights, and video for WrestleMania 27 filled 79 tractor trailers; included footage of the Big Show appearing during the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards; featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' included a vignette showing Awesome Kong ripping the legs off a doll before laughing; featured ads promoting Monday's WWE Draft; included a video package on the WrestleMania Reading Challenge; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more than 5 million Facebook fans, more than ESPN, Pepsi, MLB, Gatorade, NASCAR, and the NFL; included the announcement Rey Mysterio Jr. and Cody Rhodes would compete in a falls count anywhere match at Extreme Rules; featured a closing in-ring segment in which Ricardo Rodriguez, alongside Brodus Clay, introduced Alberto Del Rio; Del Rio then cut a promo in which he spoke of Edge's retirement before unveiling a grandfather clock, diapers and a bed pan, and then had Lita's music play as an overweight woman dressed as Lita came out to the ring; moments later, Del Rio unveiled a walker for Edge before Rodriguez drove out to the ring in a Jazzy chair, doing the Edge pose as pyro went off behind him; Edge then walked out to the entrance stage and made fun of Del Rio and his group until Clay was sent to go after Edge; moments later, Christian attacked Clay from behind with a ladder, then fought off Del Rio before climbing up the ladder in the ring and grabbing the title belt suspended from the rafters; the closing shot was Christian holding the belt as Edge cheered from the stage:
Rey Mysterio Jr. pinned Cody Rhodes at 14:43 by reversing a powerbomb attempt into a roll up; prior to the bout, Rhodes cut an in-ring promo in which he said he wears a mask for protection but Mysterio wears one to hide something; Rhodes continued to talk about the masks that the fans wear before ordering his ringside assistants to hand out brown paper bags, with fans then putting the bags over their face; Rhodes then told the fans to cover their face until he was drafted off Smackdown or until he defeats Mysterio later in the show; Rhodes finished by holding up one of the bags and telling Mysterio that one was for him; after the contest, Rhodes assaulted Mysterio, threw him to the floor, and into the barricade; the ensuing fight saw both men brawl in and out of the crowd before Rhodes dropped Mysterio with Crossroads on the floor; the crowd then chanted "Paper bag" as Rhodes put the brown bag over Mysterio's face on the floor
Jack Swagger defeated Trent Barreta via submission with the ankle lock at 1:14; prior to the bout, Michael Cole cut an in-ring promo in which he reviewed the events of Raw in which he and Swagger assaulted Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross
The Big Show & Kane defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) to win the titles at 4:03 when Show pinned Slater with the chokeslam after an interfering Jackson was knocked off the apron; after the commercial break, Slater & Gabriel blamed Jackson for their loss during a backstage segment, with Jackson then saying it was Slater's fault and Slater then shoving Gabriel to the ground
Drew McIntyre pinned Chris Masters at 3:36 with the Future Shock after kicking off the turnbuckle to avoid the full nelson
WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett (w/ Ezekiel Jackson) pinned Kofi Kingston at 8:30 by blocking a roll up and grabbing the ropes for leverage; Ezekiel Jackson was in Barrett's corner but Barrett sent him backstage at the 7-minute mark after Jackson accidentally struck Barrett on the floor

4/26/11; Greensboro, NC; Coliseum
4/29/11 - the opening featured several new names drafted to Smackdown, including Daniel Bryan, WWE US Champion Sheamus, Sin Cara, Mark Henry, Alicia Fox, Yoshi Tatsu, Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., and more; featured an opening in-ring promo by Randy Orton, wearing a Smackdown T-shirt, in which he introduced himself to the Smackdown fans before saying he had unfinished business to attend to at Extreme Rules with his last man standing match against CM Punk; moments later, Drew McIntyre, wearing a Raw shirt, interrupted and said the fans would have to wait a little while longer before they would get to see McIntyre vs. Orton; McIntyre then said he was just out to say hello, and goodbye, before attempting the Future Shock on Orton only to sustain the RKO instead; Orton went to complete his thought before Alex Riley, wearing a Smackdown shirt, walked out and joined Orton in the ring; before Riley could speak, Orton dropped him too with an RKO, leading to a "Randy" chant; Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo Rodriguez, & Brodus Clay then walked out, with Del Rio saying he would bring the World Heavyweight Title to Raw before having he and his men surround Orton in the ring; Christian then ran out to even the odds, with Teddy Long appearing at the entrance stage and setting up a match for later in the show between Christian & Orton and Del Rio & Clay; Christian then knocked Clay out of the ring, with Del Rio and his men backing up the aisle as the show went to commercial; included an ad promoting Monday's Raw featuring the Rock's birthday party; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE Superstars Slingshot is the #1 kids game app in Egypt, Belgium, Jordan, Turkey, and India; included an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' featured a vignette showing a woman pop the head off a doll, with the woman's face then being shown before the name "Kharma" appeared on screen; included a backstage segment in which the Great Khali, wearing a Smackdown shirt, & Runjin Singh wished Rey Mysterio Jr. well on Raw; moments later, another man of Indian descent walked in and the three spoke Hindi; featured still photos from the recent European tour, as well as comments from Santino Marella, Big Show, Christian, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Natalya Neidhart, WWE World Champion Mike Mizanin, Kofi Kingston, and Beth Phoenix; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read that for the 30th consecutive week Smackdown was SyFy's most watched program:
WWE US Champion Sheamus fought Kofi Kingston to a no contest in a non-title match when Sheamus ran through Kingston's pyro to attack him from behind in the aisle; moments later, Sheamus continued to attack Kingston on the floor around ringside before landing the boot to the face in the ring; Sheamus then grabbed his belt before yelling, "Smackdown belongs to me!"; Sheamus wore a Smackdown shirt and Kingston a Raw shirt for the match (Kingston's last Smackdown appearance)
Sin Cara pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Michael Cole) at 3:20 with a victory roll, moments after Cole handed Swagger a weapon but Swagger didn't get the chance to use it; prior to the bout, Cole, his face heavily bruised after his fight on Monday against Jim Ross, introduced Swagger before saying they would defeat Jerry Lawler & Ross at Extreme Rules; Swagger came out wearing a Raw shirt and Sin Cara a Smackdown shirt; the match was wrestled with blue and orange lights focused on the ring; after the contest, Sin Cara sent Swagger to the floor before hitting a plancha onto Swagger on the floor; moments later, Cole yelled at Swagger to stay focused on their tag team match at Extreme Rules; Josh Matthews & Booker T provided commentary for the match, with Cole rejoining them after the contest (Sin Cara's Smackdown in-ring debut; Swagger's last Smackdown appearance)
WWE Tag Team Champions the Big Show & Kane defeated Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater at 8:19 when Kane pinned Slater after the champions hit simultaneous chokeslams; Show came out wearing a Raw shirt while the other three wore Smackdown shirts
Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Mark Henry via disqualification at 8:50 when, after Mysterio hit the 619 and attempted a springboard into the ring, Cody Rhodes ran out and attacked Mysterio; prior to the bout, Mysterio cut an in-ring promo in which he said he was sad to say goodbye to the Smackdown fans but he would succeed on Raw with their support; after Henry's appearance, he said it was a shame that Mysterio's farewell was his debut; moments later, Rhodes attacked Mysterio in the crowd, before Henry dropped Mysterio with the powerslam in the ring and walked away laughing; Rhodes then entered the ring and put a brown paper bag over Mysterio's face (Mysterio's last Smackdown appearance)
Layla fought Michelle McCool to a double count-out at the 54-second mark as both women were fighting on the floor; after the bout, the two had to be held apart by referees as the crowd chanted "Let them fight;" moments later, Layla took the mic and challenged McCool to a No DQ, no count-out match at Extreme Rules; McCool then slid into the ring, accepted the match, but added another stipulation that the loser leaves WWE match, with Layla agreeing; in the arena, McCool only said "loser leaves" with "WWE" being added in post-production
Christian & Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay at 15:07 when Orton pinned Clay with the RKO; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer; Del Rio wore a Raw shirt for the match while the other three wore Smackdown shirts

5/3/11; Orlando, FL; Amway Center
5/6/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Christian in which he said he had been waiting 17 years to be able to hold up the title belt, then adding Edge sent him a text message to tell him to enjoy the moment because he had earned it; Christian went on to thank Edge and the fans for their support; moments later, Mark Henry interrupted and said he was cheering for Christian because he knew he could beat him for the belt; Christian responded by saying the belt was made of gold, not chocolate; the Great Khali, with Runjin Singh, then appeared and said Christian should face him first; Christian responded by saying all his challengers were freaks, with Randy Orton then appearing and throwing his name in the hat as well; moments later, Teddy Long came out to the ring and called for the crowd to determine who Christian should defend against first, with the crowd unanimously chanting "Randy;" Long then said Orton would challenge Christian for the title and the match would happen later in the show; included a backstage segment with Khali & Sing in which they found Jinder Mahal backstage, with the three talking before Mahal called out Singh for allowing Khali to dress up in a tutu during Raw; featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' included a "Did you know?" graphic that said the 9-13-01 Smackdown was the first public assembly in the US following Sept. 11; featured an in-ring promo by Cody Rhodes in which he said he forced Rey Mysterio Jr. to expose himself as a coward at Extreme Rules and was glad Mysterio had been drafted to Raw; Rhodes then called for his assistants to hand out paper bags to ringside fans to cover their faces; included an extended recap from the Rock's birthday celebration during Raw set to the tune of Ditty Dirty Money's "I'm Comin Home;" featured an ad promoting "DX: One Last Stand;" included a backstage segment in which WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel confronted Ezekiel Jackson, with Jackson then fighting the three men until he was eventually triple teamed and beaten down, during which Barrett threw a chair into Jackson's head as he was down on the floor; moments later, the remaining members of the Corre buried Jackson underneath a large container before walking away; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than 100 million videos per month are watched on WWE.com, YouTube.com/WWE, and Hulu.com/WWE combined; included footage from the 'Be a Star' event the previous Friday in Washington DC with comments from Omar Epps, Jason Biggs, Ariel Winter, Triple H, David Arquette, America Ferrara, Alyssa Milano, Jeremy Piven, and more; featured Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Long about whether it was fair to have Christian defend the title just after winning it, with Long noting Orton had just had a last man standing match at Extreme Rules and that the WWE World Title was defended on Raw; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD:
Sheamus pinned Daniel Bryan at 9:43 with the boot to the face after blocking a dive to the floor from Bryan by also hitting a boot to the face (Bryan's Smackdown debut)
Ezekiel Jackson (w/ WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion the Big Show (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Kane) at around the 4-minute mark with a boot to the face and clothesline after Show re-entered the ring after fighting off the other members of Corre outside the ring following Kane being triple teamed on the floor; after the contest, the Corre celebrated together in the ring before Jackson left ringside alone (the match began during the commercial break)
Layla pinned Alicia Fox with the Layout at the 53-second mark; after the contest, Kharma came out, with Layla sliding out to the floor and retreating up the ramp; moments later, Alicia tried to attack Kharma from behind but Kharma brushed her off and dropped her with a delayed double underhook slam as Layla then ran backstage; the crowd then chanted "One more time" at Kharma
Sin Cara pinned Tyson Kidd at 2:48 with a backward flip slam off the top; the match was wrestled with blue and orange lights focused on the ring; Chavo Guerrero Jr. provided guest commentary for the contest; after the bout, Guerrero climbed in the ring and shook Sin Cara's hand
Randy Orton pinned World Heavyweight Champion Christian to win the title at 17:18 with the RKO as the champion attempted a springboard sunset flip from the middle turnbuckle; after the bout, Orton celebrated in the ring before returning backstage, with Christian then coming to his senses and slowly leaving the ring, repeatedly looking back to the ring as the show ended (Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)

5/10/11; Nashville, TN; Bridgestone Arena
5/13/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Christian in which he discussed having lost the World Heavyweight Title the previous week to Randy Orton, saying he agreed with and respected Teddy Long's decision to make the match; Christian then congratulated Orton on his title win but noted he would challenge Orton at Over the Limit; moments later, Sheamus interrupted and said he enjoyed seeing Christian lose the title after only holding it a few days, then challenged Christian to a match; Mark Henry then appeared, insulted both Christian and Sheamus, but then joined forces in attacking Christian with Sheamus until Orton ran out to make the save and helped clear the ring; following the commercial break, Long spoke with Orton and Christian backstage and said they would face Sheamus & Henry later in the show; after Long left, Orton and Christian discussed their upcoming match at Over the Limit; included an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' Trace Adkins and his family were shown in attendance; featured an in-ring promo by Layla in which she discussed ending Michelle McCool's career, though she injured her own knee in the process; Michael Cole then interrupted, leaving the broadcast table and entering the ring to say no one cared about Layla or any of the divas; Cole then riled up the crowd by noting Jerry Lawler was from Tennessee and saying he would beat Lawler at Over the Limit, with Lawler's Hall of Fame ring at stake; Layla responded by telling Cole to shut up; as Cole continued to insult her, Kharma appeared, with Cole tripping Layla and Kharma then dropping her with a double underhook face-first slam; moments later, Kharma turned her attention to Cole, with Cole running out of the ring and locking himself in his Cole Mine as Kharma approached; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE programming is available in more than 600 million homes worldwide; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD; included an in-ring segment in which the Great Khali & Runjin Singh hosted a Khali Kiss Cam, eventually finding a woman named "Joy" from the crowd with Khali kissing her; moments later, Jinder Mahal came into the ring and twice smacked Khali in the face while yelling at him; Mahal then left Khali and Singh in the ring; featured a backstage segment in which Orton and Christian discussed their tag team match later in the show; included footage from the recent 'Be a Star' event in Washington DC with comments from Jason Biggs, Ariel Winter, Triple H, Alyssa Milano, and others about anti-bullying efforts; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to active US military personnel for live events in the US; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel regarding their actions earlier in the show, with Barrett challenging Ezekiel Jackson to a match at Over the Limit, with Slater then saying it could also be for the IC title:
Sin Cara pinned Daniel Bryan at 11:49 with a backflip slam off the top after Chavo Guerrero Jr., who provided guest commentary for the contest, distracted Bryan as Bryan was on the top rope, allowing Sin Cara to kick Bryan in the head; Guerrero served as Sin Cara's ring announcer for the match, during which he noted Sin Cara was following in his footsteps; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the contest, Sin Cara saw Guerrero's interference during the replay, then took exception; moments later, Guerrero repeatedly poked Sin Cara in the chest, saying he didn't have to help, with Sin Cara then shoving Guerrero to the mat and leaving him in the ring
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett (w/ Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel) via disqualification at 8:56 when Slater & Gabriel attacked Kane as Kane attempted the chokeslam on Barrett; after the contest, Corre triple teamed Kane and Barrett dropped him with Wasteland; moments later, Gabriel went to hit the 450 splash but Ezekiel Jackson came out and threw Slater and Gabriel to the floor before being triple teamed himself and sustaining the 450 splash
Cody Rhodes pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with Crossroads at 3:17; during his entrance, Rhodes cut a promo on the crowd, saying they were the true freaks and he would provide them with paper bags to cover their faces, with his assistants then handing them out to ringside fans; Rhodes then gave Dibiase one of the bags as well, with Dibiase tossing it aside
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton & Christian defeated Sheamus & Mark Henry a 15:03 when Christian pinned Sheamus with the Killswitch after Orton made a blind tag and dropped an interfering Henry with the RKO; after the bout, Orton and Christian shook hands while looking at the title belt

5/17/11; Corpus Christi, TX
5/20/11 - featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella & Nikki Bella regarding their confrontation with Kharma earlier in the week during Raw, after which the two discussed Brie's upcoming title defense against Eve as part of Over the Limit and facing Natalya Neidhart later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE Superstars Slingshot is the #1 kids game app in Egypt, Belgium, Jordan, Turkey, and India; included an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Christian regarding the actions of World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton earlier in the show; included a segment in which Eve, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella, & Show spoke out against bullying; featured a feature with comments from the cast of "That's What I Am," included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his actions earlier in the show and facing Mark Henry later in the show:
Christian pinned Sheamus at 12:15 with an inside cradle after escaping the crucifix powerbomb; during his entrance, Sheamus cut an insert promo saying Christian was on the way down and Sheamus was on his way up; after the contest, Mark Henry ran out and helped Sheamus double team Christian until World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton walked out to the entrance stage, with Orton casually watching until he ran out and cleared Sheamus and Henry from the ring; Orton then helped Christian to his feet
WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) pinned Natalya Neidhart in a non-title match with the facebuster at 3:03
Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Kane & the Big Show defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel in an impromptu match at 11:31 when Gabriel submitted to Jackson's Torture Rack after Jackson repeatedly slammed Gabriel in the ring; prior to the bout, Jackson cut an in-ring promo in which he said the Corre needed him more than he needed them and that Barrett would suffer; moments later, Barrett, Slater, & Gabriel surrounded the ring, with Teddy Long then appearing and introducing Kane & Show to be Jackson's tag team partners for a six-man tag team bout
Chavo Guerrero Jr. fought Daniel Bryan to a 5-minute time-limit draw; prior to the bout, Guerrero cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would beat Bryan in 5 minutes, while it took Sin Cara 15 minutes the previous week; Guerrero then said he would face Sin Cara at Over the Limit; late in the match, Guerrero hit the frog splash but Bryan repeatedly kicked out as the time limit expired; after the match, Guerrero threw Bryan to the floor, with Sin Cara running out and clearing Guerrero from the ring
Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Cody Rhodes) pinned Trent Baretta at 1:27 with Dream Street; prior to the bout, Rhodes, accompanied by his attendants, cut an in-ring promo during which he gave Dibiase a paper bag to put over his head and then asked who he was, with Dibiase responding in a Hispanic accent, "Corpus Christi;" Dibiase then said he wore the bag because he and everyone else in his life was hidious; after the contest, Dibiase put the paper bag over Baretta's head
The Great Khali pinned Jey Uso (w/ Jimmy Uso) at 2:07 with a chop to the head and the tree slam; prior to the bout, a backstage segment aired in which Matt Striker said he would speak with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton immediately following the match; late in the bout, Jinder Mahal came out with a mic, spoke Hindi to Khali, with Khali coming out to the floor and Jinder slapping him across the face; moments later, Khali reentered the ring and assaulted Jey; after the match; Khali attacked Jimmy as well
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated Mark Henry via disqualification in a non-title match at 10:09 when Sheamus interfered and aided Henry in double teaming Orton; after the bout, Christian casually walked out to the entrance stage and watched before eventually running out and helping clear the ring; after the bout, Orton took exception to Christian not helping him earlier; moments later, the four again brawled, with Christian helping Orton and Orton dropping Henry with the RKO; Orton and Christian then shook hands before the two looked at the title belt

5/24/11; Spokane, WA; Veterans Memorial Arena
5/27/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton regarding his win at Over the Limit against Christian; moments later, Christian interrupted, said Sunday was one of the best matches of his career, and congratulated Orton; he then followed by challenging Orton to one more title shot; Sheamus then interrupted, comparing Christian to a gambling addict on a losing streak and said he should be the one to become #1 contender; Mark Henry then followed and said he should be the #1 contender, with Teddy Long then appearing and asking the fans who should get the next title shot, and Christian being the overwhelming favorite; Long then announced Henry, Sheamus, and Christian would battle later in the show to determine the next challenger; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WrestleMania's DVD release has been a top 10 US seller, along with Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Harry Potter, The Green Hornet, and The King's Speech; featured a segment in which doctored President Obama press conference footage was shown in which Obama responded to "reporters" about the upcoming Capitol Punishment the following month in Washington DC; included the announcement Steve Austin would appear later that night on NBC as part of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon;' featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Christian regarding his triple threat match later in the show; included an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; included the announcement the Big Show would be out of action several weeks due to the injury he sustained Monday at the hands of Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez; featured an in-ring segment in which Booker T asked that Michael Cole join him in the ring, with Booker then making fun of Cole for having lost his Kiss My Foot match to Jerry Lawler at Over the Limit and Cole returning to the broadcast table as the crowd chanted "Kiss my feet;" included Striker conducting a backstage interview Sheamus in which he said it took Christian 17 years to win the title and Henry has been around since the Bill Clinton administration, then noting he's had more world title reigns than both of them combined; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Henry regarding the upcoming triple threat match, during which he bullied Striker before walking off; included a video package in memory of Randy Savage set to Coldplay's "The Scientist":
Sin Cara pinned Chavo Guerrero Jr. at 4:47 with La Mistica
Daniel Bryan defeated Cody Rhodes via submission with the LeBell Lock at 9:10; prior to the bout, Rhodes cut a promo in the aisle, accompanied by his assistants who passed out paper bags to ringside fans as Rhodes called the fans ugly; after the contest, Rhodes attacked Bryan in and around the ring, ending with Rhodes hitting Crossroads in the ring and putting one of the paper bags over Bryan's head
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Heath Slater via disqualification at 2:36 when WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel interfered; after the bout, Jackson cleared the three from the ring
Kane pinned the Great Khali (w/ Runjin Singh) with a clothesline off the top at 2:36; after the bout, Jinder Mahal came out to the ring and, in Punjab, insulted Khali; moments later, Singh had words with Mahal, with Mahal shoving Singh and Khali eventually putting Singh in the head vice; after Singh passed out, Khali and Mahal left the ring together
Tamina & Alicia Fox defeated AJ & Kaitlyn (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 1:37 when Alicia pinned Kaitlyn with the scissors kick; during their entrances, a pre-taped segment was shown in which Kaitlyn and AJ spoke about their Smackdown debut and having Natalya in their corner
Sheamus defeated Christian and Mark Henry at 14:29 by pinning Christian with the boot to the face; stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the World Heavyweight Title the following week; mid-way through the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton came ringside to watch the match; late in the contest, Christian had Sheamus covered but referee Charles Robinson was distracted by having to get Orton out of the ring after Orton dropped Henry with the RKO

5/31/11; Des Moines, IA; Wells Fargo Arena
6/3/11 - featured a vignette on Sheamus to promote his World Heavyweight Title match later in the show against Randy Orton; included anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, the Big Show, WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella; featured a vignette promoting Sin Cara; included an in-ring promo by Cody Rhodes in which he compared Daniel Bryan to the audience before having his attendants pass out paper bags for the ringside fans; Rhodes then said Bryan would eventually sit in the crowd to see Rhodes win the WWE World Title; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with the Great Khali about his actions to Runjin Sing the previous week; moments later, Jinder Mahal appeared and said he would lead Khali by example later in the show; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was SyFy's most watched show for the 35th consecutive week; featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' featured doctored footage from a President Obama press conference in which he fielded various questions about the upcoming Capital Punishment event; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his title shot against Orton with Christian as the referee; moments later, Sheamus confronted Christian and said, if it was up to him, he'd be happy to have the match be a three-way; Christian then called Sheamus a liar and told him to worry more about Orton; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Facebook fans than ESPN, Pepsi, MLB, Gatorade, NASCAR, and the NFL; featured a backstage promo by Johnny Curtis in which he said, by winning NXT, he earned a tag team title shot with his pro R-Truth; but, because that wasn't happening, Curtis fake cried and poured milk over his head:
Christian pinned Mark Henry with the Killswitch at 4:28 after ramming Henry into the corner when Henry missed a charge; after the commercial break, Christian took the mic, discussed his win, and said he should be the one, not Sheamus, challenging World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton later in the show; Christian then said he deserved one more title shot, prompting Teddy Long to appear; Christian polled the crowd as to whether he should be the #1 contender, with the audience cheering but Long said he couldn't make it happen; he then suggested making the title match a three-way, with Long appointing Christian the guest referee for the title match
Tamina & Alicia Fox (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated AJ & Kaitlyn (w/ Natalya Neidhart) at 2:00 when Tamina pinned AJ with a Samoan drop; during their entrance, a pretaped backstage segment was shown of AJ, Kaitlyn, & Natalya discussing the upcoming match
Jinder Mahal (w/ the Great Khali) pinned Yoshi Tatsu at 1:12 with a full nelson slam; after the bout, Khali applied the head vice on Tatsu under Mahal's orders (Mahal's TV in-ring debut)
Ezekiel Jackson defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett via count-out at 4:08 when Barrett fell out to the floor and could not reenter after Jackson attempted to put him in the Torture Rack; late in the contest, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel appeared ringside to distract Jackson; after the bout, Jackson assaulted Slater & Gabriel while Barrett returned backstage
Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via submission with the LeBell Lock after a reversal at 9:26; late in the bout, Cody Rhodes and one of his attendants appeared ringside; after the match, Bryan was double teamed by Dibiase and Rhodes until Sin Cara made the save, cleared Rhodes from the ring, and hit La Mistica on Dibiase
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus with the RKO at 14:29; late in the bout, Christian appeared to injure himself after Sheamus collided with him, preventing him from counting Orton down after the champion sustained the boot to the face; moments later, the challenger shoved Christian, with Christian then punching him in the face leading to the RKO; after the match, Christian held up Orton's hand before eventually hitting him with the title belt, saying he knows he could beat him, and then holding up the title belt; Christian then took the belt with him as he left ringside to a mixed reaction

6/7/11; Roanoke, VA; Civic Center
6/10/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Christian in which he said those who continue to cheer him are the ones that understand why he did what he did the previous week to World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, noting he was screwed out of the title just days after winning it and screwed out of the #1 contendership weeks earlier; Christian then said most if not all of the fans in the crowd didn't get it and he was fine never talking to them again before asking Michael Cole to join him in the ring; Christian continued by saying the same fans that had supported him for years and went on Twitter to complain when he lost the title are the same ones even more upset because of what Christian did to Orton; moments later, Christian told Cole to ask the crowd whether he deserves to be world champion, with Cole receiving loud boos as an answer; Christian responded by saying he would be champion again and wouldn't do it for the fans; as Christian left the ring, a crawl at the bottom of the screen prompted fans to voice their opinion on the matter on WWE's Facebook page; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Sheamus in which Sheamus said he wanted a match with Christian, with Long instead making a No DQ match between Orton and Sheamus; featured a backstage segment with WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel in which Slater and Gabriel took exception to Barrett walking out of their match earlier in the show and said they were done with him and that the Corre was done; included Jack Korpela conducting a backstage interview with AJ regarding her arrival to Smackdown, with Tamina and Rosa then appearing and giving her a piece of cheese; they then continued to talk about AJ's singles match later in the show, with Natalya Neidhart then walking in and showing AJ wouldn't be out there by herself; featured an ad promoting 'That's What I Am;' included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Microsoft, Nickelodeon, and McDonald's; featured an in-ring promo by Orton in which he said he wanted Christian to come out and repeat what he said about him earlier to his face; moments later, Christian appeared on the big screen, outside the arena, and goaded Orton into accepting a title match with him at Capital Punishment; moments later, Christian got in his car and drove away; included a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr., during which Rhodes called for one of his attendants to put a paper bag over his face and leave before telling Dibiase that he may be nuts but might also be a genius; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray; featured an ad promoting 'The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro' on DVD; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read 10,000,000 fans watched Tough Enough and Raw the previous Monday; included a backstage promo by Johnny Curtis in which he complained about winning NXT months earlier but still not being a regular on TV, then eating a potato chip on his shoulder; featured doctored press conference footage of President Obama being questioned by R-Truth; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his upcoming match against Sheamus:
Ezekiel Jackson, Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, & Justin Gabriel at 11:39 when Gabriel submitted to Jackson's Torture Rack, moments after Barrett walked out of the match; prior to the bout, it was announced Jackson would challenge Barrett at Capital Punishment
Jinder Mahal (w/ the Great Khali) pinned Trent Barreta with the full nelson slam at 1:29; after the bout, Khali applied the head vice on Barreta
AJ (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Tamina (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 3:02 with a roll up out of a gorilla press slam position after Tamina turned her attention to Natalya
Sin Cara defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ Cody Rhodes) via disqualification at 1:52 when Rhodes attacked Sin Cara on the floor; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the match, Sin Cara was double teamed until Daniel Bryan made the save and cleared the ring; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and set up an immediate tag team match between the four men
Sin Cara & Daniel Bryan defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. at around the 8-minute mark when Dibiase submitted to Bryan's LeBell Lock (the bout began during the commercial break)
Sheamus pinned World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in a non-title No DQ match at 21:14 after Christian, who interfered moments earlier, hit the champion with the title belt immediately after Orton dropped Sheamus with the RKO; after the bout, Christian looked down at Orton and held up the title belt as the show ended

6/14/11; Providence, RI; Dunkin Donuts Center
6/17/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in which he confirmed he had been diagnosed with a concussion but didn't care and wanted to fight tonight; after Orton called out Christian, Teddy Long walked out and said he hadn't received Orton's clearance to wrestle and would not allow Orton to compete; moments later, Christian interrupted and said Orton could use the concussion as an excuse when Christian beats him for the title at Capital Punishment; Christian then said that he might give Orton a rematch five days after the pay-per-view, with Sheamus then walking out and noting he beat Orton the previous week and was more deserving of the title shot; Christian then referred to Sheamus as "Strawberry Shortcake," with Long then saying Sheamus would face Christian later in the show and the title match at the pay-per-view would become a three-way if Sheamus won; Long then said he would give Orton a ringside seat for the bout, went to the floor, and put a steel chair beside the commentary table for Orton, then saying Orton could not interfere in the match or there would be serious consequences; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his upcoming match with Christian; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read Cena surpassed 7 million Facebook fans, more than The Rock, Tiger Woods, Jennifer Lopez, Dwayne Wade, Kim Kardashian, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, the Dalai Lama, and Johnny Depp; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Christian regarding his upcoming match with Sheamus; featured a backstage promo by Johnny Curtis in which he was shown playing put put, then showing he had an Ace in the hole; featured a segment in which doctored President Obama press conference footage showed Christian, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, Great Khali, and Hornswoggle asking Obama questions; included an ad promoting The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro; featured anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Show, Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella; included an extended video package to hype the R-Truth vs. WWE World Champion John Cena match at Capital Punishment; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read more than 100 million videos per month are watched on WWE.com, YouTube.com/WWE, and Hulu.com/WWE combined; included an in-ring promo by Del Rio in which he said he wasn't afraid of the Big Show and not even Show could stop his destiny of being the next WWE World Champion; Del Rio then said the injured Ricardo Rodriguez had a wife and daughter and that he would dedicate his win at Capital Punishment to his friend; moments later, Show ran out, with Del Rio fleeing the ring, breaking the bottom rope, and escaping into the crowd; Del Rio then smiled and laughed at Show until Show tipped over the announce table in frustration and threw one of the commentary chairs into the ring; Show then stood in the ring and stared at Del Rio:
Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, & Ezekiel Jackson defeated Cody Rhodes, Ted Dibiase Jr., & WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett at 9:34 when Bryan pinned Dibiase after a running dropkick into the corner; early in the bout, Rhodes' attendant handed paper bags out to ringside fans; during the match, a crawl at the bottom of the screen told fans to chime in on Facebook on whether Dibiase should work with Rhodes again; after the commercial break, a replay showed that the referee was mistaken in his pinfall and that Dibiase kicked out at 2
Jinder Mahal (w/ the Great Khali) pinned Vladimir Kozlov at 2:50 with the full nelson slam after Khali landed a chop to Kozlov behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, it was announced Edge would appear in the season finale of SyFy's "Sanctuary"
The Big Show fought Mark Henry to a no contest in an impromptu match when Show kicked Henry in the face as he entered the ring, then repeatedly punched and kneed him in the head before the bout could begin; moments earlier, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Show, with Show saying he was at Smackdown because he heard Alberto Del Rio might be around; Matthews then reviewed what Show did to Ricardo Rodriguez Monday on Raw, with Teddy Long then coming out and saying Show wouldn't touch Del Rio if he showed up and that civil and criminal charges were being looked at after Show's altercation on Raw; Long then said if a similar situation happened on Smackdown, then both he and Show could lose their job; Long then brought out Henry so Show would have someone to take his aggression out on; after Show left ringside, Henry was attended to in the ring by referees and trainers who put Henry on a backboard and took him from ringside on a stretcher
Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes, & Tamina defeated Natalya Neidhart, Kaitlyn, & AJ at 1:49 when Tamina pinned AJ with a Samoan Drop
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel at 3:50 when Jey pinned Gabriel with a splash off the top (Slater & Gabriel's debut with new music)
Christian pinned Sheamus at 9:03 after dropping Sheamus's head onto the ringpost as Sheamus attempted a superplex; World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton sat ringside for the bout but could not interfere; stipulations stated Sheamus would be added to the title match at Capital Punishment if he won; after the contest, Orton scared Christian up the ramp before then punting Sheamus in the head

6/21/11; Hershey, PA; Giant Center
6/24/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Teddy Long in which he addressed the controversial ending to the World Heavyweight Title match at Capitol Punishment, then bringing Christian out to the ring before showing footage of Christian's foot being under the bottom rope during the pinfall; Long then noted the referee made a bad call but the decision was final; Christian then said he deserved a rematch, with Long saying he could get a title shot only if he can defeat Kane later in the show; included an ad promoting the following week's Raw Roulette and an appearanced from Shawn Michaels; featured the announcement Evan Bourne would face Sin Cara on Raw as an apology to the fans who voted for Sin Cara the previous week but, due to a technical error, Mason Ryan was voted to face Bourne during Power to the People; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more than 5 million Facebook fans, more than ESPN, Pepsi, MLB, Gatorade, NASCAR, and the NFL; featured a backstage vignette of Johnny Curtis in which he talked about why he hasn't made his Smackdown debut yet, then showing him in front of condiments and telling a container of mustard that "you didn't make the cut;" included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Big Show regarding his recent altercations with Mark Henry, leading to a vignette on Henry; moments later, as Show responded to Henry's actions, Henry tackled him through the interview set; Nunzio then tended to Show as Henry yelled at Show; featured Jack Korpela conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton regarding Christian possibly facing Christian again in the future; included an ad promoting The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro on DVD; featured anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Christian, Show, Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki Bella & Brie Bella; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 on DVD and Blu-ray:
Sin Cara pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. with La Mistica at 5:11; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights
Cody Rhodes (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr.) pinned Daniel Bryan at 11:29 with a springboard kick to the face and Crossroads after causing Bryan to hang upside down with his leg caught in the ropes; during his entrance, Rhodes, alongside his attendants, cut a promo noting Hershey was the chocolate capitol of the world and that explained why the crowd was fat and ugly; Bryan interrupted by saying looks weren't everything; Rhodes replied by saying that was something an ugly person would say, with Bryan then showing a photo of Dusty Rhodes wearing his pokadots on the big screen, saying Dusty wasn't the most attractive person in the world but was inspiring and a good person, two things Cody isn't; Dibiase appeared ringside within the first minute of the match; after the match, Rhodes put a paper bag over Bryan's face
WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett via submission with the Torture Rack at 4:35; prior to the bout, Barrett jumped Jackson from behind in the aisle and assaulted him at ringside; after the commercial break, Barrett was confronted backstage by Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater, who mocked Barrett for his recent losses; Barrett responded by saying he had bigger plans, with Gabriel & Slater saying they were about to win their match
Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 4:29 when Slater pinned Jimmy with a cradle, moments after lifting his knees to block a splash off the top (debut of a new entrance theme by the Usos)
Jinder Mahal (w/ the Great Khali) fought Yoshi Tatsu to a no contest when Mahal attacked Yoshi before the bout, ending with Khali chopping Tatsu to the head and Mahal then dropping him with the full nelson slam; moments later, Khali threw Tatsu to the floor; moments later, Mahal took the mic and said that was an example of what would continue to happen until he was recognized, then adding Khali was doing with kiss cams and dancing and would now only be serving him
Kane defeated Christian via disqualification at 13:15 when Mark Henry ran out and assaulted Kane; stipulations stated Christian would become the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title if he won; after the bout, Christian argued with Henry for Henry costing him the match; moments later, Teddy Long came out to the stage and said Christian could still get his title shot if Christian & Henry could beat World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton & Kane; moments later, Orton walked out to the ring
Christian & Mark Henry defeated World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton & Kane in an impromptu match at 7:22 when Henry pinned Orton with the powerslam immediately after Orton dropped Christian with the RKO; stipulations stated Christian would become the #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title if his team won; after the match, Christan took the title belt and stared at Orton to close the show

6/28/11; Phoenix, AZ; US Airways Center
7/1/11 - featured an opening backstage segment with Christian and Teddy Long in which Long clarified that Christian did not win his tag team match the previous week but Mark Henry did; Long then said if Henry beats World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton later in the show in a non-title match then maybe it would be Christian vs. Orton vs. Henry at Money in the Bank or just Henry vs. Orton, then adding that Christian would be banned from ringside for the opening bout; included the announcement R-Truth, Alberto Del Rio, and Rey Mysterio Jr. would battle on Raw to determine the new #1 contender for WWE World Champion John Cena; featured a backstage segment with Christian and Long in which Christian said he should get his title match because Henry lost, with Long then alluding to Christian being responsible for the Big Show's music which cost Henry his match; Long then agreed to the contract signing but then added Christian would face Sin Cara later in the show; included an ad promoting The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro; featured a backstage segment with Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr. in which Rhodes mocked Dibiase's loss earlier in the show to Daniel Bryan and said he hadn't won a match since May 20, then telling Dibiase that maybe he should wear a paper bag over his face; included pretaped comments from Ranjin Singh in which he talked about the history of his family and that of Jinder Mahal, then adding Mahal was jealous of the Great Khali's success and that Mahal was his and Khali's brother-in-law; featured a vignette on Sin Cara; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Twitter followers than Nike, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Disney, and McDonald's; the Money in the Bank briefcase was suspended above the ring for the duration of the show; featured a backstage segment with Johnny Curtis in which he was shown painting himself in a corner; included the announcement that CM Punk had been suspended for his actions during Raw; featured an ad promoting The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time; included a closing in-ring segment in which Long called for Christian and Orton to come out for their Money in the Bank contract signing; Christian came to the ring with his legal counsel and said he would receive an immediate rematch if the referee makes a bad call in the match; moments later, Orton said there was a time in which he respected Christian but that was long gone; as Christian went to sign the contract, Sheamus ran in the ring, attacked Orton, and then kicked Christian in the face; Orton attempted to hit the RKO on Sheamus but instead also sustained the boot to the face; Sheamus then ripped up the title match contract and left the ring:
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated Mark Henry via count-out in a non-title match at 4:23 when, after Henry went to the floor after hearing the Big Show's entrance music and sustained the RKO out on the floor; after the contest, Henry confronted the sound technician near the entrance stage and destroyed his equipment; moments later, Henry grabbed the technician with two hands around his throat and threw him off the platform before then walking off
Daniel Bryan defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. via submission with a headlock into a choke at 13:08; during his entrance, a pretaped promo from Dibiase aired in which he said Cody Rhodes would be proud of how badly Dibiase beats Bryan; there was no entrance music for the bout due to Henry destroying the soundboard
Christian pinned Sin Cara at 11:44 with the spear after causing Sin Cara to hit his head on the top rope; prior to the bout, it was announced Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Sin Cara, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, and Sheamus would compete in the Smackdown ladder match at Money in the Bank; the match was wrestled under orange and blue lights (Sin Cara's first loss)
Cody Rhodes (w/ Ted Dibiase Jr.) pinned WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson in a non-title match at 4:08 with the springboard kick and Crossroads after Jackson fought off an interfering Dibiase; prior to the bout, Rhodes's assistants passed out paper bags to ringside fans
Kane pinned Wade Barrett with a punch and the chokeslam at 11:24 after Barrett missed a boot to the face and became caught on the top rope

6/29/11; Tucson, AZ; Arena
7/8/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Josh Matthews addressed the audience and introduced the wrestlers that would be part of the Smackdown Money in the Bank match at Money in the Bank - Kane, Sin Cara, Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Wade Barrett; Matthews then interviewed a handful of the participants until Sheamus ran in the ring with a steel chair, clearing the ring with the weapon, then taking the mic and saying he would win the match and, after World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton beats Christian again, Sheamus would beat him and leave the pay-per-view with the title belt; Sheamus then showed footage of Orton kicking him in the head the previous month and saying he would get his revenge; moments later, Christian interrupted and said his legal team reworked the title match contract so that he would win the match if Orton is disqualified or if there's a bad referee call; Teddy Long soon followed and said Sheamus would face Orton later in the show in a non-title match; included a vignette on Mark Henry; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Henry regarding his attack the previous week on the tech employee, with Striker noting Henry would face the Big Show at Money in the Bank and was facing potential fines and lawsuits; moments later, Henry scared Striker off without having to say a word; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding his recent actions; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers free tickets to active US military personnel for live events in the US; included Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his upcoming title defense against Christian; featured video packages throughout the show recapping the Money in the Bank victories of Jack Swagger, Edge, and Mike Mizanin; the Money in the Bank briefcase hung over the ring for the duration of the show; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Long regarding whether he was intimidated by Henry, with Long refusing to answer and walking off; featured a backstage promo by Johnny Curtis in which he was shown "taking the cake" from a man sitting nearby, noting that's what he would do when he makes his Smackdown debut:
Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. defeated Daniel Bryan & WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson at 10:11 when Dibiase pinned Jackson with Dream Street after Rhodes hit a springboard kick to the face behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Rhodes' attendants handed out paper bags to the ringside fans
Jinder Mahal (w/ the Great Khali) pinned Trent Baretta with the full nelson slam at 1:09; Khali joined the commentary team for the bout; after the contest, Mahal hit the move a second time
AJ (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Tamina (w/ Alicia Fox) with a roll up at 2:29; after the bout, Tamina and Alicia argued over the loss
Mark Henry pinned Kane with the powerslam at 5:54; after the bout, Henry briefly confronted Booker T at the announce table
Sin Cara pinned Tyson Kidd with a backflip slam off the top at 4:15; after the bout, Sin Cara pointed at the Money at the Bank briefcase above the ring
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel at 3:32 when Jey pinned Gabriel after a superplex / splash off the top combo
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus via disqualification in a non-title match at 10:42 when Christian, who provided guest commentary for the early part of the match, attacked the champion; after the bout, Sheamus kicked Christian in the head, with Orton then dropping Sheamus with the RKO

7/12/11; Uncasville, CT; Mohegan Sun Arena
7/15/11:
WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson defeated Ted Dibiase Jr.
Cody Rhodes pinned Daniel Bryan
Sin Cara pinned Sheamus
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly pinned Rosa Mendes
Justin Gabriel pinned Heath Slater
Kane defeated World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton via count-out in a non-title match

7/19/11; Minneapolis, MN; Target Center
7/22/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Randy Orton, sitting alone in the ring, in which he noted there not being a WWE World Champion, Vince McMahon being out of power and replaced by Triple H; he then said he would hold the show up until the new World Heavyweight Champion Christian appeared; Christian then walked out with the title belt, said Orton knew the rules of their match at Money in the Bank, and that him regaining the title was justice for Orton stealing it away in the first place; Orton then said he wanted his rematch, with Christian saying he could go to the back of the line; as Orton went to confront Christian at the entrance stage, Teddy Long and several referees blocked him from Christian, with Long saying Orton would get his rematch and would face Kane later in the show; Long went on to say Orton should go backstage without incident, with Orton then walking towards backstage only to then jump Christian and have to be pulled away by officials and security; as Christian complained to Long, Long said Christian would be in action and face WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson in the opening bout; included a video package focusing on Cody Rhodes and showing his progression from 'Dashing' to his current state; featured a video package showing Mark Henry's attack on Big Show at Money in the Bank, followed by Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Henry regarding his recent attacks; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read the Rock (847,147) had more Twitter followers than John Cena (730,602) but Cena (7,845,955) beat Rock (3,773,139) on Facebook fans; featured the Vince McMahon/Cena/Triple H segment from Raw, shown in full; featured an ad promoting 'Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man;' included a backstage promo by Kane in which he said he was haunted by his own humanity and was feeling less like a human, then adding he would reawaken the monster within through his match with Orton later in the night:
World Heavyweight Champion Christian pinned WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson in a non-title match at 10:50 with the Killswitch after ramming Jackson shoulder-first into the ringpost
Daniel Bryan defeated Heath Slater via submission with a guillotine choke and body vice at 10:52; prior to the bout, Michael Cole conducted an in-ring interview with Bryan in which Cole made fun of Bryan and said he would go the easy route to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot when the champion is down, but he'll never deserve to be champion; Bryan replied by saying Cole didn't deserve to be one of the top matches at WrestleMania, and that he had spent 12 years fighting through serious injuries, hearing his mom cry as she tried to talk him into leaving the business, and that he earned the win at Money in the Bank; Bryan then said he didn't want it to be a fluke and that he would go ahead and announce that he would cash in his title shot at WrestleMania 28 in Miami; moments later, Slater interrupted and said Bryan would be the first Money in the Bank winner to fail to win the world title, then said Bryan was a loser in NXT and in Nexus and would be a loser in their match
Wade Barrett fought Sheamus to a double count-out at 4:30 as both men were brawling on the floor; prior to the bout, the commentary team said Sin Cara sustained a broken rib at Money in the Bank and would be out of action at least a month; after the match, Barrett threw Sheamus back into the ring and attempted Wasteland but Sheamus reversed and kicked Barrett in the face
Randy Orton pinned Kane in a streetfight at 23:33 following a RKO onto a steel chair; after the bout, Kane pulled himself to his feet and shook Orton's hand; after Orton left the ring, Kane's music played before Mark Henry came out to the ring and attacked Kane's injured leg; moments later, Henry dropped Kane with the powerslam, hit a splash, and then trapped Kane's ankle in the chair before hitting a bomb off the ropes onto the chair; Henry then taunted ringside fans as Kane was tended to in the ring

7/26/11; Philadelphia, PA; Wells Fargo Center
7/29/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he discussed there being two WWE World Champions on Raw, adding he resigned CM Punk late Monday night; he then said he will make a decision regarding that situation this coming Monday and turned his attention to the World Heavyweight Title; World Heavyweight Champion Christian walked out, congratulated Triple H on his new role, and complained about Teddy Long and the fans turning on him; Triple H responded by saying Vince McMahon welcomed interruptions while he was talking but Triple H wouldn't, then adding Christian would defend against Randy Orton in a no holds barred match at Summer Slam; as Christian complained, R-Truth walked out and said the WWE conspiracies better be sorted out by Monday; Triple H said Truth would face Orton later in the show, then adding Christian would be in action against John Morrison in the opening match; included a backstage segment with Triple H, Long, and Zack Ryder in which Ryder said he wanted to be on the show, with Triple H making Ryder Long's new assistant; featured Jinder Mahal and the Great Khali watching the show from their skybox; included an ad promoting 'Rey Mysterio: The Life of a Masked Man;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 130 million videos are viewed monthly on WWE.com, YouTube, and Hulu; included an in-ring promo by Wade Barrett in which he said he came to the WWE to make a lot of money but lost track of his goals; Barrett then mentioned Daniel Bryan's success and said he himself was going back to basics to ensure his own success; moments later, Bryan interrupted, said Heath Slater said the same thing last week until Bryan made him submit; Bryan then said Barrett had main evented pay-per-views but he would be main eventing WrestleMania; Barrett attacked Bryan but Bryan eventually took him down and locked on the LeBell Lock, forcing Barrett to tap out; featured a backstage segment with Mark Henry, Long, and Ryder in which Ryder said he would find Henry an opponent later in the show; included a video package showing Justin Gabriel meeting fans during the recent tour of South Africa, being covered in the local media, and photos of Gabriel growing up; featured a backstage segment in which Ryder told Long that WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson would face Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a handicap match later in the show and all parties had already agreed to it; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth regarding Triple H running WWE and his match upcoming against Orton; featured a segment in which Mahal and Khali cut a promo from their skybox, prompting a "USA" chant from the crowd:
World Heavyweight Champion Christian pinned John Morrison at 10:37 by dropping Morrison throat-first across the top rope and following with the Killswitch after Christian avoided Starship Pain; R-Truth was shown watching on backstage during Morrison's entrance
Alicia Fox, Tamina, & Rosa Mendes defeated AJ, Kaitlyn, & Natalya Neidhart at 2:14 when Alicia pinned AJ with the scissors kick after avoiding a reverse crossbody off the middle turnbuckle
Mark Henry pinned Bobby Howard at 1:06 after dropping him with the powerslam three times; during his entrance, Howard turned around and went to go backstage out of fear, with Zack Ryder then coming out, motivating him, and taking him back to the ring; after the contest, Henry brought a steel chair into the ring, with Teddy Long running out and saying no one wanted to face Henry; Long then said he already had one lawsuit pending and that he would find someone; as Long continued to ask Henry to settle down, Sheamus walked out, called Henry a 420lb bag of crap, and cleared him from the ring; moments later, Sheamus grabbed the steel chair to keep Henry from reentering the ring
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 2:30 when McGillicutty scored the pin with the neckbreaker after Otunga pushed the Uso off the top rope behind the referee's back (Otunga & McGillicutty's debut with new theme music)
Ted Dibiase Jr. & Cody Rhodes defeated WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson in a handicap match at 2:26 when Rhodes scored the pin with Crossroads after the champion struck the ringpost shoulder-first; prior to the bout, Rhodes' attendant gave paper bags to ringside fans and Booker T
R-Truth defeated Randy Orton via disqualification at 11:30 when Orton assaulted Truth with a steel chair; World Heavyweight Champion Christian walked out to the entrance stage at the 3-minute mark to watch the duration of the match; after the contest, Orton hit Truth with the monitor and then dropped him with a RKO onto the announce table; moments later, Orton looked to the fans, teased hitting a second RKO, and then did so to Truth onto the table

8/2/11; Lexington, KY; Rupp Arena
8/5/11 - featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his upcoming no holds barred match against World Heavyweight Champion Christian at Summer Slam and teaming with John Morrison to face Christian and R-Truth later in the show; included a video package looking at Justin Gabriel's recent return to South Africa as part of the WWE tour, being covered by the media, and stopped in the streets by fans; featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE superstars have performed in more than 200 cities in the past year, including London, Mexico City, Rome, Istanbul, Munich, and Shanghai; included a backstage segment in which Aksana introduced herself to Teddy Long backstage, with Aksana asking for his personal phone number in hopes of joining the Smackdown brand; featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 27 the following Saturday on NBC; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding Mark Henry's recent attacks, with Sheamus saying what happened to Kane and the Big Show would not happen to him; featured anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella; included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca Cola, Microsoft, McDonald's, and Verizon; featured a backstage promo by Johnny Curtis in which he said he was done making jokes and that the writing was on the wall in regards to his Smackdown debut, with a chalkboard shown which read he would debut the following week; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Christian regarding his upcoming no holds barred title defense against Orton at Summer Slam, with Truth walking in and saying Christian was speaking about the same conspiracy that was against him; Truth then said Orton would get got; featured a vignette promoting the return of Sin Cara the following week:
Sheamus pinned the Great Khali (w/ Jinder Mahal) with a boot to the side of the face at 5:21; prior to the bout, it was announced Sheamus would face Mark Henry at Summer Slam; during the bout, Sheamus sustained Khali's chop to the head but kicked out at 2
Natalya Neidhart defeated AJ via submission with the Sharpshooter at 1:57; after the bout, Natalya grabbed AJ by her hair, attacked her in the ring, and rammed her into the edge of the ring on the floor; moments later, she followed with a suplex on the floor before taking the mic, aluding to Beth Phoenix's actions on Raw, and telling AJ that the days of the cute princesses are over
Daniel Bryan defeated Tyson Kidd via submission with a headlock choke at 10:25; Wade Barrett provided guest commentary for the bout (Bryan's debut with new entrance music)
WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder in a non-title match via submission with the Torture Rack at 2:27 in an impromptu match; prior to the bout, Ryder conducted an in-ring State of the Broski Address regarding his being named Teddy Long's assistant on Smackdown; moments later, Jackson interrupted and argued why Ryder booked him in a handicap match against Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. the previous week; Rhodes & Dibiase then walked out, with Rhodes saying he would take Jackson's title and elevate it just as he had Dibiase's career; Jackson then said Rhodes was using Dibiase like the Corre used him; Rhodes then said Dibise would beat Jackson then and there if it was fine with Ryder; after Ryder approved the match, Long came out and said it didn't matter what Ryder thought; Long then said Ryder would instead face Jackson, with Rhodes and Dibiase banned from ringside; Long was shown watching the match backstage during the bout Mark Henry pinned Vladimir Kozlov with the powerslam at 1:18; after the contest, Henry locked Kozlov's ankle in a steel chair and jumped off the second rope onto it; moments later, as Kozlov was tended to by the referee and trainer, Sheamus ran out with a steel chair, clearing Henry from the ring (Kozlov's last appearance)
JTG, WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty defeated Trent Barreta, Jimmy & Jey Uso at 3:48 when Otunga pinned Barreta after the Decapitation; prior to the bout, it was announced Triple H would appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' later that night on NBC
World Heavyweight Champion Christian & R-Truth defeated Randy Orton & John Morrison at 15:09 when Christian pinned Orton with the Killswitch after Orton dropped Truth, the illegal man, with the RKO

8/9/11; Sacramento, CA; Power Balance Pavilion
8/12/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Triple H in which he talked about recently becoming COO of the company and his upcoming role as guest referee for WWE World Champion John Cena vs. WWE World Champion CM Punk at Summer Slam; Triple H then said his goal was to make every Raw and Smackdown as exciting as possible, then announcing WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson would defend against Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio would face Daniel Bryan, and the Great Khali would face Randy Orton; as Triple H went to say who World Heavyweight Champion Christian would face, Christian interrupted, noted the big announcement he said he would make during Raw, and then said he would sue the WWE, citing Orton had serious mental issues and the WWE was putting him in an unsafe work environment; Christian then said it would be a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the company if the stipulation wasn't removed from the match, then adding he would sue the fans in attendance, watching at home, Triple H, and even John Laurinaitis; Triple H responded by saying Christian not competing in the match would cause him to be in breach of contract and he would fire him, then giving Christian the option to either be fired or stay in the match; after Christian asked why Triple H was picking on him, noting Triple H didn't like Orton either, Triple H said he used to respect Christian but not the way he won the title; Christian then said he would agree to the stipulation with Orton but would first beat the man Triple H had lined up to face him later in the show; moments later, Sheamus walked out as the mystery opponent, leading to the opening match; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Zack Ryder in which Rhodes, along with Ted Dibiase Jr., walked in and thanked Long for setting up the title match with Jackson later in the show; moments later, Aksana walked in and said she wanted to do business with Long, with Long eventually nervously running off; featured a video package recapping Mark Henry's assaults on the Big Show, Kane, and Vladimir Kozlov; included a backstage segment with Johnny Curtis and Henry, with Henry saying Curtis's career would start and end on the same day by facing Henry; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read for the 45th consecutive week Smackdown was SyFy's most watched show of the week:
Sheamus defeated World Heavyweight Champion Christian via count-out in a non-title match at 5:57 when the champion walked out of the match
Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart pinned Kaitlyn & AJ at 1:16 when Phoenix pinned AJ with the Glam Slam; after the contest, Beth threw AJ to the floor as Natalya locked Kaitlyn in the Sharpshooter
Sin Cara (Jorge Arias, sub. for Luis Alvirde) pinned Tyson Kidd at 2:57 with a somersault splash intothe ring and moonsault from the middle turnbuckle
Alberto Del Rio defeated Daniel Bryan via submission with the armbreaker at 3:31 after Bryan injured his shoulder on the floor and missed a missile dropkick; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Wade Barrett ran in, kicked Bryan in the face, and dropped him with Wasteland; moments later, it was noted Barrett would face Bryan at Summer Slam
Cody Rhodes pinned WWE IC Champion Ezekiel Jackson to win the title
Mark Henry defeated Johnny Curtis
Randy Orton defeated the Great Khali

8/16/11; Bakersfield, CA; Rabobank Arena
8/19/11 - featured an opening in-ring statement by Teddy Long in which he introduced the new World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, with Orton then discussing how Christian would open the show by complaining and that all that was done; Long then said Orton's next challenger would be decided by a 20-man battle royal later in the show; moments later, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes and Ted Dibiase Jr. walked out, with Rhodes noting it was Legacy reunited and that he wasn't content to just hold the IC title and he would compete in the battle royal; Dibiase then took the mic and said they knew Orton's strengths and weaknesses and hadn't forgotten all the times he used them; Orton suddenly dropped Dibiase with the RKO and scared Rhodes out of the ring to end the segment; after Orton left the ring, Rhodes confronted Long and demanded he do something about that, with Long mocking Rhodes by saying he would have Orton stand in the corner backstage on one leg and write 100 times, "I won't RKO Ted Dibiase;" Long then said Rhodes would compete in a singles match in Dibiase's spot, against former IC champion Ezekiel Jackson in the opening match; included an ad promoting the live Smackdown on Tuesday, Aug. 30; featured a backstage segment with Zack Ryder and Long discussing WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio who was on his way to the show, with Ryder then saying he would win the battle royal; moments later, Aksana walked in and asked why Long's last name was long, then asking whether he would like to see her with the 20 men, meaning to say she wanted to watch the battle royal with him; included a look at Justin Gabriel's media exposure during the recent tour of South Africa; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Jinder Mahal & the Great Khali regarding their participation in the 20-man battle royal, during which Mahal corrected Khali when Khali said he would win the match and reminded Khali that he serves Mahal and that Mahal would win; included Striker conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry regarding his match at Summer Slam against Sheamus and participating in the battle royal later in the show; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people watched Smackdown the previous week than every show on USA, TNT, TBS, Fox News, MTV, and all the ESPN networks; included an ad promoting 'The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century;' featured footage from the Summer Slam events during the week in Los Angeles, with comments from Mike Mizanin, CM Punk, Orton, John Morrison, Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, Sheamus, Brittany Snow, Jordin Sparks, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Rey Mysterio Jr., Triple H, Brie & Nikki Bella, Evan Bourne, and John Cena:
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Ezekiel Jackson at 3:35 with the Beautiful Disaster and Crossroads in an impromptu match
Justin Gabriel pinned Tyson Kidd with the 450 splash at 4:20 after knocking Kidd off the top rope (Gabriel's debut with new music)
WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Daniel Bryan in a non-title impromptu match at 15:22 via submission with the armbreaker; prior to the bout, Del Rio cut an in-ring promo in which he noted his title win after months of speaking about destiny, then adding that he made his debut in the same city one year ago by beating Rey Mysterio Jr.; Del Rio then noted that he beat Mysterio again in his first title defense on Raw and began asking who would face him next; moments later, Bryan walked out, with Del Rio asking if he wanted another beating like the one he got the previous week; Bryan responded by saying Del Rio won his title just like every other Money in the Bank winner - when the champion was down and beaten; Bryan added that was ordinary, predictable, and pathetic; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; after the contest, Del Rio continued to assault Bryan's arm until Sin Cara ran out and cleared Del Rio from the ring, then hit a plancha to the floor off the top turnbuckle before tending to Bryan
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & AJ defeated Natalya Neidhart & Alicia Fox at 4:31 when Kelly pinned Fox with the K2; after the contest, Natalya argued with Alicia over the loss, with Natalya eventually knocking Fox off the apron and applying the Sharpshooter on the floor
Mark Henry won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating Sin Cara at 16:38; stipulations stated the winner would become the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title; World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton sat ringside for the bout; order of elimination: Trent Barreta by Henry (0:22); Yoshi Tatsu by Henry via a clothesline (0:31); Johnny Curtis by Wade Barrett via punching him off the apron (1:05); Zack Ryder by Sin Cara (2:14); WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes by Ezekiel Jackson via a clothesline (2:39); Jackson by the Great Khali after a chop to the head (3:17); Khali by Henry by slamming him over the top rope (4:03); Heath Slater by Sheamus via a boot to the face as Slater was on the apron (4:51); after Slater's elimination, Henry, who was knocked to the floor moments earlier, slammed Slater on the ring steps; Justin Gabriel by Cara by holding onto the ring ropes while hitting a crossbody, with Gabriel falling to the floor (10:53); after Gabriel's elimination, Henry threw him over the barricade; Jimmy & Jey Uso by Sheamus (11:18); after the elimination, Henry threw one into the barricade and the other onto the commentary table; Jinder Mahal by Henry (12:13); Ted Dibiase Jr. by Henry (12:18); Tyson Kidd by Cara via a bodyscissors over the top rope (12:34); Barrett by Sheamus via a boot to the face as both men were on the apron (14:25); Sheamus by Henry via a slam over the top rope (15:23); after the bout, Henry confronted Orton on the floor as the show ended

8/23/11; Calgary, Alberta; Scotiabank Saddledome
8/26/11 - featured an opening segment in which Bret Hart was introduced, with Hart saying Teddy Long couldn't make it to the show and Triple H had made him the guest general manager for the show; Hart then said the following week's live Tuesday Smackdown would feature names from Raw and Smackdown, with the main event being World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry; moments later, Christian interrupted and said Edge was the reason he lost at Summer Slam, citing that Edge's comments distracted him, and said he wanted his contractual rematch with Orton for the live Smackdown; Hart responded by saying Edge's advice was the best anyone could give him and that Christian was becoming an embarassment to the fans, his friends and family, and even Canada; Christian responded by saying Hart was dressed up like he was 25 and couldn't let go of the fact his career was over, then handing Hart a note from his legal team that read no one could get a title shot before Christian; Hart then said Christian could get his match, but it would be a steel cage match so he couldn't have any more excuses; Henry then walked out and told Hart that he earned his title shot and someone would get hurt if he didn't get it, then adding he wanted the winner of the cage match before threatening Hart; moments later, Sheamus walked out and told a story about how his uncle had to castrate a bull, saying he might have to do the same to Henry; the two then fought in the ring until Sheamus cleared the ring; included an ad promoting 'OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History;' featured a backstage promo by Aksana in which she promoted the following week's live Smackdown; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read that, for the second consecutive week, more people watched Smackdown the previous week than any other show on cable TV; featured an ad promoting 'The Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century;' included a "Did you know?" graphic that read WWE has published 23 books that have been New York Times bestsellers; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Jinder Mahal, with the Great Khali, in which Mahal said he reeducated Khali after acting out of turn the previous week during the battle royal and that Khali would prove himself by facing Ezekiel Jackson; included Todd Grisham conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his upcoming steel cage title defense against Christian the following week; featured a vignette on Henry:
Christian pinned Daniel Bryan at 12:05 with the Killswitch after avoiding a charge in the corner; during his entrance; a vignette on Bryan aired focusing on his WWE career and Money in the Bank win
Wade Barrett fought an unknown to a no contest; prior to the bout, Barrett took the mic and said he had shacken the WWE to its core more than once and it was beneath him as a man and as a competitor to face his no-name opponent; Barrett then walked out of the match
Sin Cara pinned Heath Slater at 1:27 with a senton into the ring followed by a springboard moonsault; prior to the bout, it was announced Sin Cara would face WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio on the following week's live show; the match was wrestled under orange and blue lights
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned Ted Dibiase Jr. (w/ WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes and his attendants) in a non-title match at 11:12 with the RKO after avoiding a clothesline; prior to the bout, Rhodes cut a promo saying he performs miracles, like elevating the WWE IC title and the career of Dibiase; after the contest, Rhodes helped Dibiase to his feet before then dropping him with Crossroads; moments later, Rhodes put a paper bag over Dibiase's head
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly pinned Tamina in a non-title match with the K2 at 2:47; during Kelly's entrance, Natalya Neidhart cut an insert promo on Kelly in which she said Kelly was a doll and she doesn't play with dolls
Ezekiel Jackson defeated the Great Khali (w/ Jinder Mahal) via submission with the torture rack at 2:53 after Khali accidentally chopped Mahal off the apron when Mahal interfered behind the referee's back
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry via count-out at 7:35 after kicking Henry across the commentary table as the two fought on the floor; after the contest, Henry tipped over the table and briefly fought with Sheamus before catching him coming off the apron and ramming him into the apron; Sheamus countered by sending Henry into the ring post, with Henry then dropping Sheamus with the powerslam onto the ring steps

8/30/11; Wichita, KS; Intrust Bank Arena
8/30/11 - Super Smackdown - featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Mark Henry regarding facing the World Heavyweight Champion at Night of Champions and the upcoming steel cage match between champion Randy Orton and Christian; included an ad promoting the next episode of 'Ghost Hunters;' featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne regarding their title win and title defense the night before, during which Kingston spoke about legendary tag teams before them like the Legion of Doom, Rockers, Harlem Heat, and more; included footage of Sheamus speaking to a school in Bridgeport, CT about not being a bully; featured a 'Did you know?' graphic which listed the longest running episodic TV shows in history: Raw - 953, Gunsmoke - 633, Smackdown - 628, Lassie - 588, and The Simpsons - 486; included a video package recapping the Orton / Christian rivalry dating back to Money in the Bank; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Christian regarding his upcoming title defense against Orton; included an ad promoting 'OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE History;' featured an in-ring segment in which Teddy Long introduced Triple H for the contract signing between he and CM Punk; Triple H then took the mic and explained he canceled the scheduled Punk vs. Kevin Nash match and the WWE board of directors allowed him to have his one match with Punk; Punk then came out, then saying the segment was not necessary because Triple H was COO and already announced it; Triple H then said Punk had disrespected him, WWE, his wife, and father-in-law while he bent over backwards to get Punk his new theme music and T-shirt; Punk responded by saying Triple H wasn't the right man for the job because he, like Vince, can't seperate personal and professional issues and that he didn't hate WWE, he loved it; Punk then said he recognizes when things suck and wants things better for everyone; Triple H said Punk only wanted to get himself elevated, with Punk saying - at his core - he is a fan and wanted to make this place fun again; Punk then said Vince lost touch a long time ago, as Triple H had, while Punk wants change; Triple H followed by saying it was beyond business and that it was personal; Kevin Nash then walked out, with Triple H holding Punk back as Nash entered the ring; Punk and Nash then fought, with Triple H shoving Punk leading to Nash kicking Punk in the face; Nash then shoved Triple H to the mat before leaving the ring; following the commercial break, Striker attempted to interview Nash backstage but Nash walked off; included an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured the results of a WWE.com poll in which the fans said Orton has the advantage in the cage, 85 percent to Christian's 15 percent; featured an ad promoting 'Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator;' included a 'Did you know?' graphic which read WWE programming is available in more than 600 million homes and 30 different languages:
John Cena pinned Wade Barrett with the FU at 3:16; prior to the bout, Cena said all the stars of Raw, Smackdown, Saturday Night's Main Event, Nitro, Afterburn, Velocity, and Smoky Mountain Wrestling; Cena then said even XFL stars were around, then adding that was even worse than the Shockmaster; Cena then called out WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, with Ricardo Rodriguez walking out instead; Rodriguez then said he had a message from Del Rio, saying Cena would have to wait until Night of Champions; after Rodriguez repeatedly chanted ADR's name, Cena punched him in the face; Barrett then walked out and said he used to own Cena and would do so again, with the two then further discussing their pending match
Sin Cara pinned Daniel Bryan with a springboard senton and moonsault from the middle turnbuckle at 5:01; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the bout, Sin Cara shook Bryan's hand before then kicking him in the face
Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox at 2:03 when Beth pinned Alicia with the Glam Slam; Aksana served as the guest ring announcer for the bout
Sheamus defeated the Great Khali (w/ Jinder Mahal) via disqualification at 2:49 when Mahal interfered; Sheamus's ribs were heavily taped for the bout; after the match, Khali threw Sheamus to the floor before then accidentally chopping the ringpost when Sheamus moved out of the way; moments later, Mahal assaulted Sheamus before Sheamus rebounded and dropped him with the crucifix powerbomb
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned Christian in a steel cage match at 18:35 following an RKO off the top rope; after the bout, Mark Henry entered the cage and fought with Orton; Henry quickly dominated the fight, finishing Orton with a splash, ramming his head into the cage, and then the powerslam; moments later, Henry held up the title belt as the show ended

9/6/11; Toledo, OH; Huntington Center
9/9/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Mark Henry regarding his "Hall of Pain," saying he would induct World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton at Night of Champions and take the title; moments later, Zack Ryder interrupted and, as Teddy Long's assistant, informed Henry that both he and Orton would be in action later in the show, adding neither he or Orton could interfere in each other's matches; moments later, Henry stopped Ryder from leaving the ring and asked him who he thought would win at Night of Champions, with Ryder jokingly saying Beth Phoenix has the number of WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly; Ryder then said he knew he couldn't answer that because if he said Orton, Henry would lay him out; Henry then implied he would have to attack Ryder, with Ryder landing several shots before sustaining Henry's powerslam; included an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured a backstage segment with Teddy Long speaking on the phone before Aksana walked in and asked whether she could be a guest ring announcer again, with Long getting flustered and going to check on the injured Zack Ryder; included a vignette on WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes to promote his match later in the show against Orton; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his upcoming match with Rhodes and facing Henry at Night of Champions; included an ad promoting 'Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Super Smackdown Live was the #1 primetime show on all of cable TV; included an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; featured a look at Edge's appearance on 'Haven' later that night on SyFy; included the announcement the Rock passed 1 million Twitter followers; featured the announcement Edge would appear the following week:
Mark Henry pinned Ezekiel Jackson with the powerslam at 2:59
Sin Cara pinned Tyson Kidd at 3:34 with the springboard senton and moonsault from the middle rope; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the bout, Josh Mathtews entered the ring and asked Sin Cara about his actions the previous week against Daniel Bryan, adding he didn't know if Sin Cara could understand him since he doesn't speak English; moments later, Sin Cara explained his actions in both clear English and Spanish, saying his actions were the true Sin Cara; moments later, Bryan interrupted and said Sin Cara's kick to the head showed his lack of respect and challenged Bryan to a rematch the next week, with Sin Cara attacking Bryan and locking him in his own LeBell Lock before the referee forced him to break
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ Beth Phoenix) in a non-title match at 2:57 with a cradle as Natalya attempted the Sharpshooter; after the bout, Kelly escaped the ring as Phoenix went to grab at her
Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification at 10:26 when Christian attacked Sheamus; prior to the bout, Christian interrupted the ring announcer, saying the following match would be postponed, as would all the other matches for the night; Christian then complained about the injuries he sustained the previous week on Raw, 24 hours before his cage match with Orton; he went on to say he deserved one more title match, with Sheamus interrupting and saying the crowd was embarassed for him, eventually telling him to get out of the ring Which Christian did; after the match, Sheamus attacked Christian before Barrett joined in; moments later, Sheamus cleared Christian to the floor and laid out Barrett with the boot to the face; Christian then tried sneaking into the ring but Sheamus caught him and set him up for the crucifix powerbomb, only for Christian to slide out to the floor
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated the Great Khali & Jinder Mahal in a non-title match at 3:12 when Kingston pinned Mahal with the spin kick to the face after Khali shoved Mahal after Mahal slapped Khali across the face; after the match, Khali left Mahal alone in the ring
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes in a non-title match at 15:21 with a reversal into the RKO; following his entrance, Rhodes cut an in-ring promo saying he served as an inspiration, commented on getting rid of Ted Dibiase Jr. the previous week, and said he would show Orton just how unstable he could be; after the contest, Mark Henry walked out, with Orton landing several punches before Henry fought him off an dropped him twice with the powerslam; moments later, Henry brought a steel chair into the ring, positioned it over Orton's throat, and sat in it while telling him he wanted the title

9/13/11; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre
9/16/11 - featured an opening introduction of Edge in which he said he was glad to be back in his hometown and missed the WWE crowd; he went on to say he would host the Cutting Edge later in the show with Mark Henry and World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton; moments later, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes interrupted, noting Edge would appear on 'Haven,' later that night on SyFy, and said Edge was pandering to the crowd; Rhodes went on to say Edge might be bitter since he went from being World Heavyweight Champion to being retired, while Rhodes won the IC title and beat Orton during the main event on Raw; Rhodes then took one of his paper bags and handed it to Edge, telling him to take it home and put it on his mantle as a reminder of what Smackdown has become; Edge replied by making fun of Rhodes' charisma, and then walking out before he fell asleep; after Edge left, Rhodes complained about Edge thinking he was better than him, eventually going to the floor and telling various fans that they needed paper bags; moments later, a person already wearing a paper bag at ringside punched Rhodes, then revealing himself to be Ted Dibiase Jr.; Dibiase then attacked Rhodes in the ring before dropping him with Dream Street, then taking another paper bag to put on Rhodes's face before Rhodes escaped to the floor; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 show on SyFy last week for the 50th consecutive week; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; included a backstage segment with Zack Ryder and Teddy Long in which Long said neither Orton or Henry could get physical with each other or their match would be off; moments later, Aksana appeared and offered Long a massage; moments later, Trish Stratus walked in to catch Long bent over during the massage (Trish's surprise return after a 3-month absence); featured a vignette on Sheamus; included a backstage segment with Edge and Trish, with Christian then appearing and making fun of Trish only showing up when she has something to sell, adding she's selfish; Christian then questioned whether Edge cost him the World Heavyweight Title at Summer Slam before the two hugged, with Christian then asking Edge to go to Long and ask him to get another title shot; Edge then said Christian was acting like a little bitch, with Christian then storming off; moments later, Ryder walked by and quickly told Edge to relay Long's message about no physicality between Orton and Henry so that he wouldn't have to do it; featured a vignette on Henry and his recent attacks on Orton; included a 'Did you know?' graphic which read the 2011 Survivor Series sold out in less than 90 minutes; featured an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; included a video package recapping the Triple H / CM Punk feud; featured a closing in-ring segment of the Cutting Edge, with Edge noting being at WrestleMania VI and then winning his own first WWE title also at Skydome in Toronto; Edge then introduced Henry and Orton as his guests; Edge opened by discussing the no physicality rule, adding that should be good for Orton since Henry has torn through everyone; Orton then said Henry had taken several men out of action but only attacked him after he had a match, adding he knew he could beat Henry and there was a reason Henry had never "won the big one;" Edge then turned to Henry and said his career had been a letdown, noting he was already in WWE when Edge debuted in 1998; Henry then took the mic and agreed with Edge's comments, adding he was done seeing people smaller and weaker than him take the title while he was told to smile and show his personality; Henry then said it took him 15 years to get to that point and he would leave Sunday with the title, with Orton saying he would be known after Sunday as the world's largest failure; Edge then reminded them of the no physicality rule, but then left the ring and said the segment was over; as the two then fought, Long came out and waved a herd of wrestlers to the ring to break up the fight, including JTG, Trent Barreta, Zack Ryder, Tyson Kidd, Derrick Bateman, Jimmy & Jey Uso, and Johnny Curtis; moments later, Orton broke free of the other wrestlers and sustained Henry's powerslam; Henry then fought off the other wrestlers as well before twice hitting a splash on Orton; Long then yelled at Henry that it was enough, with Henry yelling back, "You don't tell me what to do;" moments later, Henry again dropped Orton with the powerslam before holding up the title belt as the show ended:
Daniel Bryan defeated Sin Cara via disqualification at 8:56 when Sin Cara repeatedly kicked Bryan as he was hung upside down in the corner; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the contest, Sin Cara continued to attack Bryan until a second Sin Cara appeared, confronted the Sin Cara already in the ring, and the two had a brief staredown before the Sin Cara who wrestled left the ring (Luis Alvirde's TV return after a 2-month absence)
Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned AJ (w/ Kaitlyn) with the Glam Slam at 1:26; after the bout, Beth took the mic and said WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly's fairytale would end at Night of Champions
Sheamus & Justin Gabriel defeated Christian & Wade Barrett at 10:38 when Gabriel pinned Barrett with the 450 splash after sustaining Sheamus's boot to the face; following the entrances, Sheamus took the mic, made fun of his opponents, and said he picked Gabriel because "I couldn't find the Ax, I couldn't find the Smasher... so I got the 450 splasher;" after the bout, Christian tried to sneak up behind Sheamus but Sheamus cleared him to the floor
The Great Khali defeated Heath Slater via disqualification at 1:12 when Jinder Mahal, who appeared early in the match to berate Khali over the mic, interfered; after the bout, Slater and Mahal double teamed Khali until he chopped Slater over the head, cleared Mahal from the ring, and dropped Slater with the tree slam
R-Truth (w/ Mike Mizanin) pinned WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston) at 1:55 with the What's Up; during Truth & Miz's entrance, they chanted "You suck" to the crowd in tune with Truth's entrance music; Miz and Kingston provided guest commentary for the bout

9/20/11; Dayton, OH; Nutter Center
9/23/11 - featured an opening in-ring statement from John Laurinaitis, with the Smackdown superstars surrounding the ring, in which he said he previously said Triple H had lost total control of WWE, noting the firings of R-Truth & Mike Mizanin; Laurinaitis then said he now believed Triple H was in control of the situation, then introducing the new World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry; Henry then walked out, with the other wrestlers making a path for him to walk past and into the ring; Henry then shook Laurinaitis's hand, before cutting a promo saying it took him 15 years to take the title and it would take another 15 years to take it from him; Henry then noted Ezekiel Jackson and Teddy Long, two of those at ringside, didn't believe he could do it; Triple H then walked out, extended his hand to Henry, but Henry wouldn't shake it; before Triple H could say anything more, Christian entered the ring, praised Triple H's role as COO, and said he deserved to be the face of Smackdown, not Henry who wouldn't be a good fit for a billboard, cereal box cover, or as someone who would be reading to kids; Christian then said he deserved to be the champion and that he would lead Smackdown after Henry chokes and drops the title back to Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell; Triple H responded by saying all those at ringside would come back out later in the show for a lumberjack title match between Christian and Henry; Triple H then left the ring, with Henry coming nose to nose with Christian before Christian too left the ring; included a backstage segment with Christian and the Great Khali in which Christian asked whether Khali would want to challenge either he or Henry for a title shot, then asking if Khali understood he wanted him to watch his back; Khali responded by saying Christian was small; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; included an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Randy Orton regarding his losing the World Heavyweight Title and facing WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes later in the show, with Orton only saying he would go to hell with either Henry or Christian to win back the title; included a video package on the history of Hell in a Cell; featured a backstage segment with Christian and Jackson in which Christian tried to talk Jackson into helping him in his title shot; included an ad promoting 'OMG: The Top 50 Incidents in WWE history;' featured an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; included a backstage segment with Sheamus and Christian in which Christian gave Sheamus a potato as a peace offering, then saying he would give Sheamus a title shot after he wins the title; after Christian walked off, Sheamus bit into the potato and spat it out, saying it wasn't from Ireland, it was from Idaho; featured a clip from SyFy's Haven, later in the night, featuring Edge; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than 130 million WWE videos are watched each month on WWE.com, YouTube, and Hulu; featured a backstage segment with Zack Ryder and Christian in which Christian said he loved what Ryder did with Hugh Jackman on Raw, then asked for Ryder's help in his match against Henry; Ryder responded that it was a conflict of interest, then took a phone call from "Jackman" and walked off; included an ad promoting WWE Magazine:
Sheamus pinned Heath Slater at 4:31 with a shoulderblock off the top and boot to the face
Wade Barrett pinned Justin Gabriel with Wasteland at 2:35
Natalya Neidhart & Beth Phoenix defeated AJ & Kaitlyn at 2:04 when Beth pinned AJ with the Glam Slam
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Randy Orton via disqualification in a non-title match at 3:16 after hitting Rhodes with his own mask, moments after Rhodes used it as a weapon behind the referee's back; prior to the bout, Rhodes' attendants handed out paper bags to ringside fans; after the contest, Orton repeatedly struck Rhodes in the face with the mask, dropped him with the elevated DDT off the ropes, and threw him to the floor; moments later, Orton continued to assault the bloody Rhodes on the floor before dropping Rhodes with a RKO onto the commentary table
The Great Khali pinned Jinder Mahal with one foot on his chest after the tree slam at 2:07
Sin Cara #2 defeated Daniel Bryan at 3:07 with a kick to the head from the apron and swanton off the top; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; the match was Bryan vs. Sin Cara #1 until #2 ran out behind the referee's back, knocked #1 off the top rope to the floor, and replaced him in the match
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso in a non-title match at 3:33 when Bourne scored the pin with Air Bourne after Kingston hit the spin kick to the head
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned Christian in a lumberjack match at 6:21 with the powerslam after Sheamus ran out and threw the challenger back into the ring when Christian tried to leave ringside; lumberjacks included the Great Khali, Zack Ryder, Tyson Kidd, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne, Percy Watson, Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Heath Slater, Brodus Clay, Jimmy & Jey Uso, Darren Young, Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, Johnny Curtis, Justin Gabriel, Titus O'Neil, Jinder Mahal, Derrick Bateman, JTG, Yoshi Tatsu, Trent Barreta, and Ted Dibiase Jr.; after the contest, Randy Orton ran out and knocked Henry to the floor with a dropkick to end the broadcast

9/27/11; St. Louis, MO; Scottrade Center
9/30/11 - featured an opening in-ring segment in which Booker T introduced World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, with Booker congratulating him on his title win and extending his hand; Henry refused to shake it and instead questioned whether Booker thought he was better than him for having held the title six times; after Henry insulted Booker, Henry spoke about defending against Randy Orton Sunday at Hell in a Cell, saying he would induct Orton into his Hall of Pain; Henry went on to say he already mounted the heads of Big Show, Kane, and Jerry Lawler and had a special spot reserved for Orton; Booker then questioned why Henry would focus on trying to hurt someone when he could worry more about the influence he could have on the WWE Universe, with Henry saying he was done playing nice and would dominate as champion; Booker followed by asking what would happen if Orton hits the RKO on Henry, with Henry cutting him off and saying if Orton could do it then he would have done it already, adding Orton can't beat him; Henry added he would beat the Great Khali later in the show just like he beat him down on Raw; Booker ended the segment by again offering his hand, with Henry again refusing to shake it; included an ad for 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured the announcement Sin Cara would face Sin Cara at Hell in a Cell; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the #1 show on cable TV the previous Friday, beating out every show on TNT, Fox News, A&E, TBS, FX, USA, ESPN, and Disney; featured a backstage segment with John Laurinaitis, David Otunga, Christian, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, and Vickie Guerrero in which they spoke about doing something on Monday regarding Triple H and then got to work on their plan; included an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; featured a look behind the scenes of the filming of 'Inside Out;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the previous week's show marked the 52nd consecutive week Smackdown has been the #1 show on SyFy; featured a backstage segment with Triple H and Laurinaitis in which Triple H said he knew about Laurinaitis had been meeting secretly with disgruntled superstars, with Laurinaitis saying he was a buffer and was someone the wrestlers could confide in but that he was loyal to Triple H; included a video package on the history of Hell in a Cell; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton in which Orton responded to Henry's comments earlier in the show, noted his own history in Hell in a Cell, and said Henry should pray he hits the RKO early otherwise he'll have to find sick and sadistic ways to end it:
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned the Great Khali in a non-title match at 2:51 with the powerslam; after the bout, Henry locked Khali's ankle in a steel chair and hit a bomb off the ropes onto the chair; moments later, Henry left the ring as Khali was tended to by several referees and the trainer; after the commercial break, Teddy Long was seen backstage beside Khali as Khali was taken away on a stretcher, with Jinder Mahal briefly appearing and yelling at Khali before Long forced him away
Jack Swagger (w/ WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero) defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston) via submission with the ankle lock at 2:31 after Vickie knocked Bourne off the top behind the referee's back as Kingston and Ziggler fought on the floor; Swagger came out to Ziggler's theme music for the bout but his own music played after the match
Sin Cara pinned Heath Slater with a swanton off the top at the 44-second mark; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the contest, the second Sin Cara appeared on the big screen, took off his blue mask to reveal a black and silver one underneath and said he would prove he was the one deserving of the Sin Cara name
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly pinned Natalya Neidhart (w/ Beth Phoenix) in a non-title match with a victory roll at 1:26; Phoenix provided guest commentary for the bout; after the match, Beth attacked Kelly and dropped her with the Glam Slam before Natalya locked Kelly in a leglock backbreaker; Beth then took the mic and said Kelly's screams would be the same sound made after she takes the title at Hell in a Cell
Sheamus defeated WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 11:38 when Christian attacked the challenger as he had Rhodes set up for the crucifix powerbomb; prior to the bout, Rhodes's attendants handed out paper bags to ringside fans; following his entrance, Rhodes said WWE management didn't punish Randy Orton for causing him to get nine staples in his head and then had him defend the title in a battle royal, and now had him defend the title against someone he eliminated to win the battle royal; Rhodes then said he was defending the title under protest; upon Sheamus's entrance, he said he would take the title; after the bout, Christian dropped Sheamus with the Killswitch and said he cost him the World Heavyweight Title
Zack Ryder pinned JTG with the Rough Ryder at 2:55; on his way to the ring, Ryder shot video on his flip camera
Randy Orton fought Christian to a double count-out at 14:24 when Orton attacked Christian up the aisle and back to ringside; after the bout, Orton attempted to hit the RKO on Christian on the announce table before WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes ran out; Orton briefly fought off Rhodes before he was double teamed, with Sheamus then running out to the ring, kicking Rhodes in the face, and chasing Christian into the crowd; with Orton alone in the ring, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry walked out, with Orton attacking Henry, missing an attempt at the RKO, and sustaining the powerslam; Henry then appeared to leave the ring but instead grabbed a chair from ringside; as Henry went to reenter the ring, Orton dropped him with the RKO

10/11/11; Dallas, TX; American Airlines Center
10/14/11 - featured an opening segment with Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis at the entrance stage in which Long noted the episode would move Smackdown into the second longest running show of all time, behind only Raw; Larinaitis then said he was thrilled to be there, as the interim GM of Raw and executive vice president of talent relations; the two then announced a battle royal would be held, with the winner getting a title shot of his choice later in the show; included an ad promoting "The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn;" featured a graphic noting Raw and Smackdown were now the two longest running episodic TV shows of all time; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, with Long asking where they were off to; ADR then said Randy Orton chose to face World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry because he knew he couldn't beat him and thus was leaving, with Long then setting up a match between ADR and Sheamus for later in the show; featured a graphic advertising that fans could chose the name for the WWE Network's first show; included an ad promoting 'Inside Out' on DVD and Blu-ray; featured a backstage segment with Long and WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne, with Vickie Guerrero walking in and demanding Jack Swagger & WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler get a title shot later in the show; after Long denied her demand, Zack Ryder walked in and said he would fill in for the injured Bourne; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown was the 2nd longest episodic weekly TV show in primetime history, with more episodes than X-Files, 24, and Mission Impossible combined; featured a look at 'The Reunion,' staring John Cena; included anti-bullying comments by Daniel Bryan, Booker T, Alicia Fox, Eve, the Big Show, Brie & Nikki Bella, and Kingston; featured Striker conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus regarding Christian's interference in his match, during which Sheamus compared Christian to a troll from Ireland; included a video package recapping the history between Show and Henry:
Randy Orton won a 41-man battle royal at 22:38; stipulations stated the winner would challenge for the title of their choice later in the show; eliminations: WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes by Orton via a hiptoss (0:09); Johnny Curtis by Drew McIntyre via a punch as Curtis was on the apron (0:26); JTG by Wade Barrett (1:26); Michael McGillicutty by WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (1:41); Derrick Bateman by Titus O'Neil (1:52); Yoshi Tatsu by Curt Hawkins & Santino Marella (1:57); O'Neil by Swagger (1:59); Matt Striker by William Regal (2:31); Regal by Daniel Bryan (6:48); Percy Watson by Jack Swagger (7:11); John Morrison by WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Swagger (7:23); Ziggler by Zack Ryder (7:25); Trent Barreta by Mike Mizanin (8:10); an Uso by Miz (8:24); Ted Dibiase Jr. by Ezekiel Jackson (8:24); Tyson Kidd by R-Truth (9:07); Bryan by Miz & Truth (13:46); Tyler Reks by Mason Ryan (14:44); Hawkins by Ryan (14:49); McIntyre by Ryan (15:05); Justin Gabriel by Ryan via a press slam (15:17); Ryan by Barrett (15:20); Primo Colon by CM Punk via a kick to the head as Primo was on the apron (15:47); Santino by Christian via a punch to the face as Santino was on the apron (16:07); Alex Riley by Miz via pulling down the top rope (16:22); Kingston by Swagger via a kick off the apron (17:33); Ryder by Jinder Mahal (17:40); David Otunga by Sheamus via a boot to the face (17:54); an Uso by Sheamus (18:00); Ezekiel by Sheamus via a clothesline (18:09); Heath Slater by Sheamus via a boot as Slater was on the apron (18:20); Sin Cara by Sheamus via a powerbomb onto Jackson, Otunga, and the Uso (18:33); Christian by Sheamus (19:04); Truth by Punk (19:29); Punk by Miz (19:33); after the elimination, Punk and Truth brawled on the floor; the eliminated Christian slid back into the ring to eliminate Sheamus (20:09); Barrett by Orton (20:30); Swagger by Orton following the RKO (20:39); Mahal by Orton following the RKO (20:52); Miz by Orton after an RKO onto the apron; after the match, Josh Matthews conducted an in-ring interview with Orton about who he would challenge, with Orton saying it would be World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned Kelly Kelly (w/ Eve) in a non-title match at 1:53 with the Glam Slam; Kelly wore a Dallas Cowboys jersey to the ring prior to the match
Sin Cara #2 pinned Justin Gabriel at 1:26 with a swanton off the top; prior to the bout, Sin Cara was shown being attacked backstage by Sin Cara #2, with #2 taking Sin Cara's mask and walking away, eventually putting on the mask of #1; the bout was wrestled under blue and orange lights
WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) pinned Sheamus in a non-title match at 3:57 with a running enzuiguri and a second kick to the head after Christian crotched Sheamus on the top behind the referee's back; after the match, Christian dropped Sheamus with the spear before leaving the ring; as Sheamus staggered to his feet, Christian reentered the ring and hit the spear a second time
Zack Ryder & WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne) defeated WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 10:19 when Ryder pinned Ziggler after Kingston hit the spin kick to the face behind the referee's back; Ryder came out with his flip camera
Randy Orton defeated World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry via disqualification at 10:01 when WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes interfered; after the bout, Rhodes attempted to put a paper bag over Orton's head, only for the Big Show to run out; moments later, Show and Orton fought off Henry and Rhodes, ending with Show dropping Henry with the chokeslam

10/16/11; Mexico City, Mexico; Sports Palace
10/21/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio, alongside Ricardo Rodriguez, in which he noted his last man standing match upcoming at Vengeance against John Cena; ADR then said he was scheduled to face the Big Show later in the show but that wasn't going to happen, then showing Cena's assault on him at the end of Raw to explain why; ADR went on to say it was his dream to compete for all the fans in Mexico, then went to leave before Teddy Long appeared and noted the physicians cleared ADR to compete and that he was trying to weasel his way out of the match; Long then polled the fans on whether they wanted to see the match, then telling ADR to get ready because it would take place as scheduled; included an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring Cena; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Twitter followers than Disney, Coca Cola, Microsoft, McDonald's, AT&T, and Nike; included a backstage segment with Vickie Guerrero and Christian in which Vickie suggested they start a business relationship, adding they could share embarassing stories about Edge; Long then walked in and said he would give Christian "one more match" Sunday at Vengeance against Sheamus, with Christian angrily walking off; moments later, Long said WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler would defend against Zack Ryder at Vengeance, on top of his scheduled tag team title shot; Ryder then walked in and mocked Vickie, causing her to scream; featured a video package recapping the history between Sin Cara #1 and #2; included an in-ring promo by WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes in which he discussed his recent attacks on Randy Orton, saying Orton gave him severe emotional injuries dating back to their days back in Legacy; Rhodes went on to say man was basically evil and twisted, then called out Orton to appear and admit he was wrong about Rhodes, as was all the fans; Orton then appeared at the entrance stage and said his only mistake was letting Rhodes breathe after twice costing him the world title; moments later, Orton laid out Rhodes' attendants before Rhodes jumped him on the floor; moments later, the two continued to brawl until Rhodes escaped to the floor, with Orton dropping one of Rhodes' attendants with the RKO in the ring; featured a poll in which fans chose "WWE Divas Heels on Wheels" as WWE's first reality show starring the divas; included an ad promoting "The Ladder Match 2: Crash & Burn;" featured a vignette on Brodus Clay; included an in-ring promo by WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart in which they discussed their rivalry with the other divas, adding that it was Eve's turn to cry at Vengeance; moments later, Eve appeared, confronted the other two, said she was not a Barbie doll, and there was nothing they could do to break her; as Beth and Natalya taunted Eve, telling her not to cry, Eve shoved Beth to the mat and left the ring; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has produced TV globally in China, South Africa, the UK, Australia, Italy, Japan, and now Mexico:
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned John Morrison in a non-title match with the powerslam at 3:20; late in the bout, Morrison hit Starship Pain but Henry kicked out at 2
Wade Barrett pinned Daniel Bryan with Wasteland at 5:14; prior to the bout, a pre-taped promo by Barrett aired in which he said he was done looking for groups to latch on to him and weigh him down; early in the bout, it was noted Bryan said he would not shave his beard until WrestleMania, when he cashes in his Money in the Bank title shot
Sheamus & Zack Ryder defeated Christian & WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 3:58 when Sheamus pinned Ziggler with the boot to the face, moments after Sheamus scared Christian to the aisle
Sin Cara #1 defeated Sin Cara #2 via submission at 13:23 with La Mistica in a mask vs. mask match; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the bout, Sin Cara #2 attempted to leave the ring without unmasking, with Sin Cara #1 ripping the mask off before hitting a plancha onto #2 outside the ring
The Big Show defeated WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio via disqualification in a non-title match at 10:50 when Ricardo Rodriguez interfered; Rodriguez served as ADR's ring announcer for the bout; after the match, Show fought off ADR and knocked out he and Rodriguez with punches; moments later, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry ran out but was immediately knocked out by a right hand punch from Show

10/25/11; Houston, TX
10/28/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Teddy Long in which he said the situation between the Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry would be addressed later in the show and that both men were in the building; Christian then interrupted and said Show had his chance and blew it, arguing he shouldn't get another title shot and that Christian should get it instead; Christian went on to say there was no one more deserving of a world title shot, with CM Punk walking out and Long explaining that he had arranged for some Raw talent to be on the show since Raw had been using Smackdown shows; Punk then said John Laurinaitis made Long look like FDR, then addressing Christian and said he was a big fan of his but he wasn't out to waste the fans' time by bitching, and bitching, and bitching, and bitching, and bitching; Christian responded by telling Punk to go back to Raw because he wasn't wanted on Smackdown, with Punk responding about 10,000 fans want to see him, they want to see him in a match, and they want to see him in a match with Christian; Long then made the match official; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE provides Raw, Smackdown, and all pay-per-views to the American Forces Network, which is broadcast to all US military in 175 countries and Naval ships at sea; featured an ad promoting 'Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart;' included a backstage segment with Daniel Bryan, Justin Gabriel, Santino Marella, Johnny Curtis, Curt Hawkins, Alex Riley, and others discussing the DVD, with Tyson Kidd walking in and picking a fight with Bryan and arguing Bret was better than Shawn; moments later, Santino suggested the two face off in the ring, with Kidd accepting; featured a backstage segment with Hornswoggle, dressed as Zack Ryder, and Long with Vickie Guerrero, WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler, and Jack Swagger walking in, and Ziggler bragging about his win over Ryder at Vengeance; Long responded by saying Ziggler would face Randy Orton later in the show and Swagger would be banned from ringside; after Vickie and her team left, Aksana appeared and Long suggested he speak to her in his office; included anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, CM Punk, Cena, Areil Winter, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, and Bourne; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Hunico regarding Sin Cara unmasking him the previous week, with Hunico saying Sin Cara took something near to his heart and he would get revenge; included a vignette of Brodus Clay; featured the announcement the Rock may answer Cena's challenge for Survivor Series to open Raw; included a segment in which Cole took the mic and talked about the upcoming Michael Cole Challenge between he and Jim Ross on Raw, then showing doctored embarassing photos of JR on the big screen; featured an in-ring promo by Show in which he discussed his match at Vengeance against Henry, noting the ring broke and he was feeling the effects of it; Show then noted he met with Long earlier in the day and there would be a rematch in the near future; moments later, Henry interrupted, saying he left with the title belt and was done with Show, adding there would be no rematches; Show then challenged Henry to a fight then and there, which Henry initially accepted but then backed down when he tweaked his back getting into the ring; included an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 tickets on sale Nov. 5; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE trended more than 20 times the previous night during Vengeance, with more people talking about that than Sunday Night Football or the World Series:
Mike Mizanin & R-Truth defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston in a non-title match at 8:23 when Truth pinned Kingston after the Little Jimmy Finale; after the bout, Miz & Truth took the mic, spoke about their victory at Vengeance over Triple H & CM Punk, beating up John Cena and Zack Ryder, and Rock possibly being Cena's partner at Survivor Series, adding they would finish the job if Rock and Cena don't beat each other up first
Wade Barrett pinned Trent Barreta with a reversal into the Wasteland at 2:32; during his entrance, a pretaped promo from Barrett aired in which he spoke about "Barrett's Barrage"
Randy Orton pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match with the RKO at 14:00; Jack Swagger was banned from ringside for the bout; WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes provided guest commentary for the match
Daniel Bryan defeated Tyson Kidd via submission with the LeBell Lock after blocking the Sharpshooter at 2:36
CM Punk pinned Christian at 12:26 with the Go To Sleep, moments after Sheamus ran ringside, distracting Christian as he attempted the spear; early in the match, WWE World Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez appeared ringside; late in the match, Rodriguez distracted the referee as ADR crotched Punk on the top rope, with Sheamus coming out moments later

11/1/11; Greenville, SC; BiLo Center
11/4/11 - featured an ad promoting WrestleMania 28 tickets going on sale the following day; included a backstage segment in which Matt Striker said he would have exclusive comments from World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry later in the show; featured a backstage segment with Henry in which he discussed why he wouldn't give the Big Show a rematch, with Henry walking over and starting a fight with Daniel Bryan, eventually yelling that Bryan couldn't beat him and saying he would have Teddy Long book a match between the two for later in the night; Bryan then accepted the challenge; included an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring John Cena; included a backstage segment with Bryan and Show, with Show saying he would be in Bryan's corner for his upcoming match with Henry; featured an ad promoting 'Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart;' included an ad promoting the Rock being on Raw in 2 weeks; featured a vignette promoting Brodus Clay and his appearance Monday on Raw:
Randy Orton pinned WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes in a non-title streetfight at 23:34 with the RKO after hitting the elevated DDT from the barricade to the floor; prior to the bout, Rhodes' attendants passed paper bags out to ringside fans; early in the match, Rhodes threw one of his attendants into the ring, who then sustained the RKO from Orton; after the contest, Orton took one of Rhodes' paper bags and put it over Rhodes' head
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Tyson Kidd with Dream Street at 2:08
Alicia Fox pinned Natalya Neidhart at 1:30 with a somersault legdrop
Sheamus fought Christian to a no contest; prior to the entrances, the Big Show cut an in-ring promo in which he said he would knock out Henry if given the chance, with Christian then interrupting and saying Show's "Mama said knock you out" line was so good, he thought he was done and it was time for Christian to come out for his scheduled match with Sheamus; Christian then asked what made Show think he was deserving of one more match with Henry, with Show eventually dropping Christian with the chokeslam; following Sheamus's entrance, the referee told him Christian said he was unable to compete due to the chokeslam, with Wade Barrett then appearing and saying Christian was in no shape to compete so he would take his place in the match
Wade Barrett pinned Sheamus at 10:31 with a roll up after Sheamus went after Christian, who was ringside for the duration of the match, on the apron; mid-way through the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Sheamus" and "Let's go, Barrett;" after the match, Christian dropped Sheamus with the spear in the ring, with he and Barrett then leaving ringside together; following the commercial break, Sheamus attacked Christian backstage before he was then jumped by Barrett; moments later, the two fought until they were pulled apart by security, Jimmy & Jey Uso, and others
Sin Cara defeated Epico (Tito Colon) via disqualification at 1:27 when Hunico ran out and shoved Sin Cara off the top rope; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the contest, Hunico and Epico double teamed Sin Cara, finishing with a double team powerbomb (Epico's debut)
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry defeated Daniel Bryan (w/ the Big Show) via disqualification in a non-title match at 6:25 when, after Bryan sustained several splashes in the corner, Show slid in the ring and knocked Henry out with a punch; after the contest, Show brought Bryan to his senses and convinced him to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; moments later, Bryan slid in the ring and went to hit Henry with the briefcase only to sustain the powerslam; Henry then did the same to Show after hitting him with the briefcase; moments later, Teddy Long appeared at the entrance stage and said Henry would defend the title against Show at Survivor Series

11/8/11; Liverpool, England; Echo Arena
11/11/11 - featured an opening montage noting it being Veterans Day; included an in-ring promo by Randy Orton cut in which he noted he would captain a team at Survivor Series, then added he doesn't play well with others and has left behind several groups that imploded; Orton then said he had no problem being a leader at Survivor Series, giving Cody Rhodes' a beating, shutting up Christian, taking out Jack Swagger and Hunico; as Orton went to speak about Barrett, Barrett walked out and said Orton had a big problem with him and he would prove at Survivor Series that he was superior to Orton and deserving of the World Heavyweight Title; Christian then walked out wearing a neckbrace, saying Orton would be to his team what Yoko Ono was to the Beatles, and saying the neckbrace was due to the chokeslam he took from Big Show the previous week, and endorsed Barrett as the team captain after noting Teddy Long initially came to him to be captain; Barrett and Christian then attacked Orton, leading to Sheamus making the save and taking off Christian's neckbrace; Long then appeared at the entrance stage and said Christian would face Sheamus next and Barrett would face Orton in the main event; featured an ad promoting the Rock being on Raw Monday; included an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring John Cena; featured an ad promoting 'Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart;' included a backstage segment with Daniel Bryan, Kaitlyn, and AJ in which they discussed Bryan almost cashing in his title shot the previous week against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry; moments later, Henry appeared, scaring off Kaitlyn and AJ, with Bryan saying if Henry was still champion at WrestleMania, he would take the title; Henry responded by saying he would spill Bryan's guts all over the ring later in the show; featured a vignette showing Ezekiel Jackson in and out of the ring; included a backstage segment in which Long spoke with referee Charles Robinson about his refereeing Jimmy & Jey Uso later in the show; moments later, Aksana walked in with Long saying she would be in the corner of a diva before she actually gets her own match on Smackdown, then bringing in Alicia Fox; Aksana mistook Alicia for Rihanna and thanked Long; featured anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, Ariel Winter, CM Punk, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE has more Facebook fans than ESPN, Oprah, Pepsi, AT&T, and Gatorade; featured a clip of Show vs. Henry as part of WWE '12; included a look at the media coverage and fans in attendance for WrestleMania tickets which went on sale Saturday, with comments from Nikki & Brie Bella and Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read the 2011 Survivor Series sold out in 90 minutes; included footage of Sheamus as a presenter at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast, Northern Ireland and giving the award to Justin Bieber; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Sheamus in which Sheamus said he doesn't have a temper:
Sheamus pinned Christian at 14:10 with the crucifix powerbomb after Christian hit the middle turnbuckle head-first; after the bout, Christian went out to the floor and put the neckbrace back on as Sheamus watched from the entrance stage
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Jinder Mahal with Dream Street at 1:07
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned Daniel Bryan in a non-title match at 3:48 with the powerslam, moments after a dazed Bryan dared Henry to come after him more; stipulations stated the Big Show was banned from ringside for the bout; after the contest, Henry entered the ring with a steel chair, with Bryan hitting Henry with the chair before Henry fought back by hitting the powerslam a second and third time; Henry then put Bryan's ankle in the chair and went to hit a bomb off the ropes until Show ran ringside; Henry then hit Bryan across the back with the chair before Show punched the chair out of his hand, then clearing Henry from the ring; moments later, as Henry went to leave ringside, Show took the mic and told Henry to watch his match to see something really impressive
The Big Show defeated three unknowns in a handicap match at 1:21 after dropping two with a double chokeslam and pinning the third after the punch to the face; after the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, who watched the match from the entrance stage, took the mic and promised to give Show a lasting impression at Survivor Series
Alicia Fox (w/ Aksana) pinned Tamina (w/ Rosa Mendes) at 2:01 with the somersault legdrop; Natalya Neidhart provided guest commentary for the bout
Hunico & Epico (w/ Primo Colon) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 2:44 when Hunico scored the pin with a fireman's carry slam and swanton off the top; after the bout, Primo attacked the other Uso from behind, leading to a triple team; the two then targetted the pinned Uso, with Primo and Epico each hitting Back Stabbers and Hunico finishing with a second swanton
Wade Barrett pinned Randy Orton at 13:09 with a roll up after a thumb to the eye behind the referee's back

11/15/11; Bridgeport, CT; Webster Bank Arena
11/18/11 - featured an opening backstage segment in which World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry attacked Daniel Bryan backstage, assaulted him down the hallway, and attacked him inside the ring, eventually ending with the powerslam; referees then entered the ring before Henry hit the powerslam a second time; Henry then took the mic and said he would do the same to Big Show at Survivor Series, adding that one of them would have to be taken backstage and it wouldn't be Henry; Henry then yelled at Bryan, on the floor, before leaving ringside; included an ad promoting 'The Reunion,' starring John Cena; featured a backstage segment with Justin Gabriel and Alicia Fox in which Zack Ryder walked in and asked them to sign his petition to get a WWE US Title shot, with Big Show walking in to sign it as well; Ryder then told Show what Henry did to Bryan earlier in the show, with Show asking where Henry was and then walking off; included a backstage segment with Ted Dibiase Jr. and Hornswoggle playing Cena & the Rock vs. Mike Mizanin & R-Truth, with Long then praising Dibiase on his recent wins; Aksana then walked in and told Long she likes video games and handling joysticks; featured a promo by Christian at the entrance stage, wearing a neckbrace and on a crutch, in which he complained about his serious neck injury and Long putting him in a match against Sheamus; Christian then said he fought Sheamus all over Europe, then showed an image on the big screen of his heavily bruised ankle to explain why he had been removed from Survivor Series and may not be back in the ring for a while; Christian said he would still support Team Barrett, then ranted about the fans for their lack of respect before saying there would be severe consequences for Long's incompetence; included a backstage segment with Bryan, AJ, and Show in which Show said it was all his fault that Henry attacked Bryan, with Show walking off angry and saying he was going to go find Henry; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE Monday Night Raw was the most discussed TV show on Facebook and Twitter, getting more mentions than 'Dancing with the Stars,' 'Gossip Girl,' 'The Sing Off,' and 'Two and a Half Men' combined; featured anti-bullying comments from Bryan, Ariel Winter, CM Punk, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included a backstage segment in which Show went looking for Henry, with Tyson Kidd telling him Henry left earlier; Jinder Mahal then said something to Show in Hindi, with Show knocking him out with a punch; Show then walked out to the ring and cut a promo in which he said if he brought all his rage with him to Survivor Series, he could get himself disqualified, then showed footage of Henry injuring him at Money in the Bank; moments later, Show said Henry would be the one carried out of Survivor Series, then promising it would happen and Henry would lose the title; featured a vignette on Ezekiel Jackson; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE offers all US military personnel free tickets to live events in the US; featured the closing segment of Raw, featuring Rock, Cena, Miz, and Truth, show in full:
WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) pinned Sin Cara in a non-title match with a reversal of a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 4:27; prior to the bout, Vickie took the mic and announced Ziggler would compete in two matches Sunday - in both the Survivor Series and defending the title against John Morrison; the bout was wrestled under blue and orange lights; after the contest, Sin Cara attacked Ziggler until Jack Swagger ran in the ring and helped double team Cara; Mason Ryan then ran out to make the save and cleared both men from the ring
Mason Ryan pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in an impromptu match at around the 6-minute mark with the full nelson slam after avoiding the gutwrench powerbomb (the bout began during the commercial break)
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Derrick Bateman (w/ Maxine) with Dream Street at 2:38; prior to the bout, a pretaped insert promo aired from Bateman & Maxine in which they said they were NXT's power couple and were bringing that to Smackdown WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Hunico with the SOS at 5:01; prior to the bout, Hunico slid out to the floor and cut a promo in Spanish; after the contest, Hunico argued with the referee about the decision
Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart defeated AJ & Kaitlyn at 2:53 when AJ submitted to a bridging Sharpshooter from Natalya; prior to the bout, it was announced the Phoenix vs. Eve match at Survivor Series would be a lumberjill match; after the bout, Kaitlyn appeared frusted with AJ losing the match
Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett & WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes via disqualification at 10:46 when Christian, who appeared ringside mid-way through the match, hit Sheamus with his crutch; during his entrance, a pretaped insert promo aired from Rhodes in which he said Barrett asked him to put aside his personal feelings against Orton, which Rhodes then asking what personal feelings, then laughing; after the bout, Rhodes & Barrett double teamed their opponents before Sheamus attacked them both with the crutch, leading to Orton dropping Barrett with the RKO and Sheamus dropping Rhodes with the crucifix powerbomb

11/22/11; Wilkes Barre, PA; Mohegan Sun Arena
11/25/11 - featured a "Did you know?" graphic that read Smackdown was the #1 show on SyFy the previous week for the 60th consecutive week; included a vignette showing Kane in the shadows, with his mask falling to the floor and on fire at the end; featured a backstage segment in which Long said Mick Foley would be on the live show the next week, with Aksana then walking in and talking with Long before World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry walked in and demanded to know why Long let the title change happen; Long then said he made things right, with Henry then complaining about having to be in a title match the next week since he was still injured; Long then said the title match would be a steel cage match; inclouded a backstage segment in which Zack Ryder was shown playing WWE '12 until Sheamus walked in, said he signed Ryder's petition to get a US title match, and the two talked about their match later in the night against WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger; featured a backstage segment with Daniel Bryan and AJ in which Bryan talked about having the title taken from him earlier in the show, with Wade Barrett then interrupting; Bryan then talked back to Barrett, saying both of them have won zero world titles and he wasn't intimidated by Barrett or Henry; AJ then kissed Bryan on the cheek after Barrett walked off; included an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Survivor Series led all cable TV shows in total social media activity on Sunday; included footage from Raw of Rhodes throwing water in Booker T's face, with Matt Striker then conducting a backstage interview with Rhodes about his actions, with Rhodes saying he did it because he saw how Booker mocked him during his match; Rhodes then said giving up his mask freed him, and it freed him to win the night's main event and go on to win a world title match, with Rhodes then saying "I can dig that, sucka":
Daniel Bryan pinned World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry to win the title at the 15-second mark in an impromptu match; prior to the bout, Henry came to the ring on a crutch and with his foot in a cast and cut a promo about his match with the Big Show at Survivor Series; Show then ranted about the fans being happy he was injured and that Show claimed he was kicked "in your private spot" to make Henry look bad; Henry then said he was there to show a champion fights through pain, adding he wanted to compete but he wasn't cleared to do so by Teddy Long and the doctors; moments later, Show walked out to the ring and discussed Henry claiming he kicked him in the knee, adding he knew why Henry did it and it was because Henry knew he was about to lose the title; Show then knocked Henry out with a punch and left the ring, with Bryan then running out with referee Charles Robinson to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot; after the match, Bryan celebrated by standing on top of the commentary table; moments later, Long ran out to the ring and clarified that Henry was not cleared to compete and Bryan had to hand over the title belt; the crowd then chanted "Teddy sucks" before Bryan eventually handed back the title, with Long giving it to Henry; Long then gave Bryan back his Money in the Bank briefcase and said he would give Bryan another chance for a title match by facing WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, and Wade Barrett later in the night, with the winner facing Henry the following Tuesday during the live Smackdown in a steel cage match
Hunico pinned Justin Gabriel at 4:24 with a swanton after knocking Gabriel off the top rope; prior to the match, it was announced the winner of the following week's world title match would face the Big Show at TLC; it was noted during the bout that Sin Cara may be out at least 6 months after injuring his knee at Survivor Series
WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya Neidhart defeated AJ & Kaitlyn at 1:05 when AJ submitted to Natalya's Sharpshooter; after the match, Kaitlyn yelled at AJ and left the ring, with Beth then taking the mic and saying it was "Crying Time;" Natalya then put AJ in a modified version of the Sharpshooter and Beth mocked her until Alicia Fox, who provided guest commentary for the match, entered the ring
Sheamus & Zack Ryder defeated WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 16:28 when Ryder pinned Ziggler with the Rough Ryder after Sheamus blocked Ziggler's attempt at the Zig Zag on him; prior to the bout, Vickie, Ziggler, & Swagger cut an in-ring promo about their Survivor Series team win and Ziggler's two wins on the show; Ryder came ringside using a flip camera; Ziggler had "#Heel" written on his tights in reference to his Twitter account
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Heath Slater at 4:52 with Dream Street; during the bout, Michael Cole noted it was Josh Matthews' birthday; following the entrances, Jinder Mahal appeared on the big screen and cut a promo on Dibiase, saying he gave up his wealth and upbringing to hang out in parking lots with commoners; after the win, Dibiase did a Tim Tebow pose in the ring (Slater's return after a 30-day absence)
Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton, Wade Barrett, and WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes at 18:35 when Bryan reversed a pin attempt by Rhodes into the Lebell Lock; stipulations stated the winner would earn a steel cage title match Tuesday against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry; after the match, Rhodes attacked Bryan from behind until Orton slid back in the ring and dropped Rhodes with the RKO, then gave Bryan a nod out of respect

11/29/11; Charlotte, NC; Time Warner Cable Arena
11/29/11 - included an opening segment in which Mick Foley came out dressed as Santa Claus, took the mic, noted it was still November but he was a Christmas fanatic, then saying he was to Christmas what Jim Ross was to barbecue sauce and the Ultimate Warrior was to colorful arm tassels; Foley then noted the Daniel Bryan vs. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry match later in the show, as well as a streetfight and battle royal; Foley then said Michael Cole would be on the show, despite what he said on Raw, but then introduced Cole, who was forced to appear dressed as Rudolph; Cole then joined Josh Matthews, dressed as an elf, at the commentary table; Foley then introduced Booker T, who came out dressed as Santa and joined Foley in the ring; Foley then said Booker should do the Spinaroonie like a dreidel for all the Jewish fans; after he did, WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes interrupted and said Booker was making a fool of him and taking time away from those, like Rhodes, who still have the skills to compete; after Booker replied, Foley noted Booker was a five-time former WCW World Champion and set up a match between Rhodes and Booker for later in the show; Booker hesitantly said he was fine with the match after Rhodes left; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Raw was the #1 socially active show on all TV, beating 'The Sing Off,' 'Gossip Girl,' and 'Two and a Half Men;' included a backstage segment in which Jimmy & Jey Uso taught Foley their fight dance, with Foley then meeting Roddy Piper, Maxine, Hornswoggle, Trent Barreta, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, and David Otunga; moments later, Otunga said the party needed to shut down per John Laurinaitis, with Foley then booking Otunga in a streetfight against Randy Orton; featured a vignette promoting the return of Kane, with "Kane Ressurected" at the bottom after showing his mask on fire; included a look at Cody vs. Booker as seen in WWE '12; featured Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Booker about his match with Rhodes, with cody then attacking him from behind with the title belt, laughing, and walking off; included a backstage segment with Kaitlyn, Hornswoggle, Sheamus and Teddy Long in which Long told Sheamus he didn't know what the prize would be for the 20-man battle royal; moments later, Aksana walked in and eventually left with Long; Justin Gabriel, Alicia Fox, and Curt Hawkins were also in the scene; featured anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, Ariel Winter, Punk, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included a backstage segment with Long and Henry in which Henry blamed Long for putting him in the situation to defend his title in a cage, with Henry saying he would give Bryan the worst beating he's ever received and told Long to get out of his face; featured an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' included an ad promoting SyFy's 'Neverland;' featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read more people attended WWE live events last year than the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, and X Games combined; included a backstage segment with Ricardo Rodriguez and Nikki & Brie Bella, Piper and Rhodes, Foley dressed as Santa and Hornswoggle in which Hornswoggle asked Santa for the ability to talk; Foley then gave Hornswoggle a hug which gave him the power to talk, with Hornswoggle running around naming things and called Vickie Guerrero "grandma;" Foley then walked in wearing a Cactus Jack T-shirt, not knowing what was going on - thus implying it was the real Santa that spoke with Hornswoggle - with Goldust saying it was a "Christmas miracle;" featured a backstage segment with Bryan and AJ in which AJ gave Bryan a kiss to wish him good luck; moments later, Striker conducted an interview with Bryan regarding his upcoming title match; included an ad promoting the 2011 Slammy Awards in 2 weeks:
Brie Bella defeated Natalya Neidhart, Alicia Fox, Nikki Bella, Kaitlyn, AJ, Tamina, and Rosa Mendes in a Mistletoe on a Pole match at the 54-second mark; following the entrances, Mick Foley implied the winner would get a WWE Divas Title shot without actually saying so; during the bout, a YouTube link briefly appeared on screen sending fans to a vignette; after the match, Foley clarified that the winner would get to kiss the WWE superstar of her choice before Christmas
Justin Gabriel pinned Jinder Mahal with a kick to the face and 450 splash at 2:14 after Mahal became distracted by Ted Dibiase Jr., who came ringside late in the match and handed out gifts to ringside fans; during his entrance, Mahal cut a promo on America's obsession with Christmas
WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Tyson Kidd with a crossbody off the top at 3:33; late in the match, Kingston went to the floor, made fun of Michael Cole's Rudolph outfit, then put cole's Rudolph mask and nose on to hit the crossbody
Randy Orton pinned David Otunga in a streetfight at 7:36 with the RKO; small Christmas trees, wreaths, and wrapped boxes were positioned around ringside for the match; late in the match, Wade Barrett attacked Orton on the floor, kicked him in the face, and rolled Otunga back into the ring for a pin attempt before leaving ringside
Hornswoggle won a 20-man battle royal by last eliminating Sheamus at 13:35; order of elimination: Darren Young by Sheamus (0:10); an Uso by Sheamus (0:24); JTG by Hunico after being crotched on the top rope (0:51); Curt Hawkins by Ezekiel Jackson (1:50); Jackson by Sheamus after avoiding a clothesline (2:32); Johnny Curtis by Sheamus (2:40); an Uso by WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (2:56); Kingston by Tyson Kidd (2:59); Yoshi Tatsu by Kidd (3:11); Ted Dibiase Jr. by Kidd (3:24); Kidd by Hornswoggle via Hornswoggle yanking him down while Kid attempted a skin the cat (3:30); Justin Gabriel by Jinder Mahal after being shoved off the apron (7:13); Titus O'Neil by Sheamus via a clothesline (7:48); Percy Watson was eliminated during the commercial break; Tyler Reks by Sheamus (10:51); Hunico by Sheamus (10:54); Mahal by Sheamus (10:58); Slater by Sheamus (11:00); Sheamus by Hornswoggle via a push as both men were on the apron and Sheamus tried to convince Hornswoggle to jump to the floor; after the bout, Sheamus raised Hornswoggle's hand in victory; stipulations stated the winner would be granted a wish by Santa Claus; during the bout, a YouTube link briefly appeared on screen sending fans to a vignette
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned Daniel Bryan in a steel cage match at 11:10 with a powerslam from the middle turnbuckle; Henry's ankle was heavily taped for the match; stipulations stated the winner would defend against the Big Show at TLC

12/6/11; Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena - December 6, 2011
12/9/11 - featured an opening segment showing Booker T down in the aisle being helped by referees and medics, moments after he was attacked by WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes from behind as Booker came out to join the commentary team; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and David Otunga in which Otunga complained about having to wrestle the previous week against Randy Orton, with Long saying Otunga would face Sheamus later in the show; featured Josh Matthews conducting an in-ring interview with Daniel Bryan, his ribs taped, about his steel cage loss the previous week against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry; moments into Bryan's comments, Michael Cole interrupted leading to a shouting match between the two; Bryan eventually left the ring to go after Cole, with Rhodes blindsiding Bryan until he was pulled away; Cole continued to yell at Bryan as Bryan was helped by medics and officials, with Rhodes then returning backstage; included an ad promoting the 2011 Slammy Awards; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read the WWE's Twitter network spans more then 13 million followers; featured footage of the Big Show having a scene with Trace Adkins on the American Country Awards; included an in-ring promo by Show in which he noted it had been 9 years since he beat Brock Lesnar to win the WWE World Title, and said the perfect time to become champion again is when he faces Henry at TLC; moments later, Henry interrupted and said he had something to tell Show to his face if Show would promise not to touch him in the ring; Henry then said he wanted bygones to be bygones and just go out and put on a great match at TLC, with the two shaking hands; moments later, Henry blindsided Show, with Show immediately hitting a spear and then attacking Henry's injured leg; Show then took a steel chair from the commentary area and twice hit Henry with the weapon; featured an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line from the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' included a look at Bryan vs. Rhodes on WWE '12, which was then interrupted by a mysterious vignette promoting the Jan. 2, 2012 Raw; featured an ad promoting the 2011 Tribute to the Troops the following Tuesday; included an ad promoting the WWE Network coming in 2012; featured a backstage segment with Long and Aksana in which Aksana asked Long to help her get her own show on the WWE Network, with Rhodes then walking in and saying he wanted a match with Booker T; Long agreed, said the match would be at TLC, and would be for the IC title; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with Orton regarding his upcoming match with WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler and the Beat the Clock Challenge against Barrett:
Beat the Clock Challenge: Wade Barrett pinned Ezekiel Jackson with a sidewalk slam at 7:52; prior to the bout, Lilian Garcia was introduced as the returning ring announcer of Smackdown; WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes then interrupted her, said no one noticed she had ever left, and said he would fill in for Booker T on commentary; after the bout, Barrett took the mic and cut a promo on Randy Orton, saying he has beaten and embarassed Orton and the only voice in Orton's head was Barrett's; tables, ladders, and chairs were positioned around ringside for the bout; the winner between Barrett and Orton in their Beat the Clock Challenge would determine the stipulation for their TLC match - tables, ladders, or chairs
Zack Ryder pinned Heath Slater at 1:26 with the Rough Ryder; prior to the match, it was announced Daniel Bryan and WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes would compete later in the show as a result of the incident before the commercial break; during the bout, it was announced Ryder would challenge WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler at TLC; late in the match, a link to a YouTube account briefly appeared on screen
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Jinder Mahal with an inside cradle at 2:53; prior to the bout, Mahal cut an insert promo on Dibiase costing him to lose his match the previous week
Sheamus pinned David Otunga with the boot to the face at 2:57; prior to the match, Lilian Garcia introduced Hornswoggle as the guest ring announcer for the bout; during his entrance, it was noted Sheamus would appear on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' later that night; after the match, Sheamus and Hornswoggle celebrated in the ring
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes defeated Daniel Bryan via disqualification in a non-title match at 9:51 when Booker T ran out, attacked Rhodes, and cleared him from the ring; Bryan's ribs were heavily taped for the bout
Beat the Clock Challenge: Randy Orton pinned WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in a non-title match at 7:52 with the RKO; the on-screen graphic said Orton had 2 seconds left before the limit Wade Barrett set earlier in the show; tables, ladders, and chairs were positioned around ringside for the bout; the winner between Barrett and Orton in their Beat the Clock Challenge would determine the stipulation for their TLC match - tables, ladders, or chairs; late in the match, Barrett attacked Orton on the floor; after the bout, Barrett again attacked Orton, took the mic and noted Orton would have the choice as to their stipulation but then said he had his own suggestion to make; Barrett then attempted to put Orton through a table, only for Orton to fight him away; Orton then powerbombed Ziggler through a table on the floor as Barrett watched from the entrance stage

12/13/11; Raleigh, NC; RBC Center
12/16/11 - featured Josh Matthews conducting an opening in-ring interview with Booker T regarding the attack he sustained the previous week from WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes and challenging Rhodes at TLC, during which he addressed whether he would return to the ring-full time should he win teh title; Booker then said Cody would get the beatdown of his life, with Rhodes then interrupting and saying Booker would bring up nostalgia at TLC but it would be fleeting; Rhodes then said he would face Daniel Bryan a third time and, should Booker interfere as he had, there would be no match at the pay-per-view; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read more than twice as many viewers watched Smackdown the previous week than college football on ESPN; featured an ad promoting the NBC airing of Tribute to the Troops the following night; included a backstage segment with Jack Swagger and Vickie Guerrero talking about Swagger's match against Big Show, with World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry walking in and telling Swagger to hurt Show's ankle like he did once before, then offering Swagger a title shot should he succeed; Swagger then said he's beaten Show, Henry hasn't, and that probably wouldn't change after TLC; featured an ad promoting 'Inside Out' and 'The Reunion' on DVD and Blu-ray; included footage of Swagger attacking Show on the 7/9/10 Smackdown and injuring his ankle; featured an ad promoting 'The Best of the King of the Ring;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE's Facebook network has more than 42 million followers; featured a backstage segment with Randy Orton and Zack Ryder in which they discussed their tag team match later in the show; included an ad promoting the WWE Network; featured a look at Show vs. Henry as part of WWE '12; included a mysterious vignette promoting the Jan. 2, 2012 Raw, with a young boy saying his return would be dependant on the young girl featured in the clip:
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes pinned Daniel Bryan with a reversal into Crossroads at 8:35 in a non-title match; stipulations stated Booker T could not interfere in the bout or his match with Rhodes at TLC would not happen; Bryan's ribs were heavily taped for the match
Alicia Fox pinned Natalya Neidhart with an inside cradle at 1:03; after the bout, Alicia pulled hair extensions off Natalya's head; moments later, Alicia took the mic, made fun of Natalya, and told her to go backstage and cry; Natalya then reentered the ring, with Alicia fighting her off
Epico & Primo Colon (w/ Rosa Mendes) defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso at 2:59 when Primo scored the pin with the Back Stabber after crotching the Uso on the top rope
The Big Show pinned Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 5:47 with a punch to the face after escaping the ankle lock; early in the bout, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry came ringside to watch the match; after the contest, Show threw Swagger out of the ring, with Henry then hitting Swagger across the back with a steel chair; moments later, Henry hit a cameraman with the chair, looked back at Show in the ring, and went backstage
Ted Dibiase Jr. pinned Heath Slater with the Dream Street at 3:08; prior to the bout, footage was shown of one of Dibiase's recent Dibiase Posse parties before a show; after the contest, Jinder Mahal attacked Dibiase and locked him in a Camel Clutch; moments later, Teddy Long came out and said he had someone that Mahal could face if he wanted a fight, then brought out Sheamus
Sheamus pinned Jinder Mahal in an impromptu match at 3:51 with the boot to the face
Randy Orton & Zack Ryder defeated Wade Barrett & WWE US Champion Dolph Ziggler at 16:10 when Orton pinned Ziggler with the RKO, looking at Barrett out on the floor during the cover (WWE Superstar Collection: Zack Ryder)

12/20/11; Richmond, VA; Coliseum
12/23/11 - featured an opening segment in which the Big Show came out to the ring and discussed World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan winning the title at TLC; Show then said it took him 9 years to regain the title, then showing footage of his interview on Raw in which he stared down Josh Matthews before walking off; moments later, Henry interrupted, walking out with his ankle taped, and made fun of Show for his short title reign, then telling Show he was better off leaving WWE; Henry then said he wanted a match with Bryan tonight, with Show arguing he should get it; Bryan then walked out, listed all the things that made him an unlikely WWE superstar, but added he was a very good wrestler and was the world champion; Henry then said he wanted a title shot; moments later, Teddy Long walked out and said Henry would face Show later in the show for a title shot; Bryan then shook Show's hand in the ring and offered to shake Henry's hand on the floor only to pull his hand back and run it through his hair; included a "Did you know?" graphic which read TLC was the most socially active show on TV, beating the Simpsons, Family Guy, and Survivor; featured a backstage segment with Long and Santino Marella in which Marella said he wanted to take over as assistant to the general manager, now that Zack Ryder was the US champion; moments later, Aksana walked in and talked with Long; after she left, Vickie Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler walked in, with Ziggler saying he wanted an eventual rematch against Ryder; Ziggler then made fun of Bryan being world champion and told Long to put him in a match against Bryan for later in the night, with Long agreeing and then dancing in excitement; included an ad promoting 'Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time;' featured anti-bullying comments from Mike Mizanin, Ariel Winter, Punk, Cena, David Arquette, Chelsie Hightower, Alicia Fox, Jordin Sparks, Sheamus, Eve, WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne, and Angus T. Jones; included a backstage segment with Long and Mike Mizanin, with Miz asking why he was called to be on the show and Long not knowing anything about it; Miz then ranted about how Long runs his show, saying he would go out to the ring and there wouldn't be a Smackdown superstar that could get him to leave; featured Cena's closing in-ring promo from Tribute to the Troops, thanking the troops for their service, followed by a video package set to Nickelback's "We Must Stand Together;" included an ad promoting 'Inside Out' and 'The Reunion' on DVD and Blu-ray; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Cena has more than 9 million Facebook followers, more than Jennifer Lopez, LeBron James, Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey, Johnny Depp, Dalai Lama, and the Rock; included an in-ring promo by Wade Barrett regarding his feud with Randy Orton, showing footage on the big screen of how he pinned Orton on Smackdown the previous month, did the same at Survivor Series, and then put Orton through a table on Raw; Barrett then said he was after Bryan's World Heavyweight Title; as Barrett went to leave the ring, Orotn ran out, with the two fighting until Barrett escaped backstage; Orton went chasing after, culminating with the two fighting down a hallway, Orton spraying Barrett with a water hose, and dropping him with the RKO on the hood of a car; featured a WrestleMania 28 ticket ad; included a vignette showing a playground and young boy and girl in a classroom, with the girl throwing a notebook off the table as the boy stood in the corner; the word "prophetless" then appeared; included a music video focusing on Ryder, Bryan, and WWE World Champion CM Punk set to "Dark Horses" by Switchfoot; featured an ad promoting 'The Best of the King of the Ring;':
WWE US Champion Zack Ryder pinned WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes at 9:34 with the Rough Ryder, moments after Rhodes became distracted by Booker T, who stood on the commentary table and made fun of Rhodes; neither title was at stake in the match
The Big Show fought Mark Henry to a no contest; during Show's entrance, a graphic briefly appeared on screen advertising a YouTube account; following the ring entrances, David Otunga walked out, noted he was legal representation for John Laurinaitis, and said Henry was not legally cleared to compete and the match would not happen; after Otunga wished the fans a happy holidays, Show knocked him out with a punch; the bout was to have determined the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Title
Sheamus pinned Mike Mizanin with the boot to the face at 3:03 in an impromptu match; prior to the bout, Miz cut an in-ring promo showing his recent attacks on R-Truth and John Morrison and said there were no big stars on Smackdown; he continued to rant about his successes until Sheamus walked out
WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (w/ WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne) pinned Primo Colon (w/ Epico & Rosa Mendes) with the spin kick to the face at 3:08
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & the Big Show defeated Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) in an impromptu match at around the 9-minute mark; the match was initially Bryan vs. Ziggler in a non-title match, with Swagger coming ringside at the 8-minute mark and Show joining at the 10-minute mark; at the 13-minute mark, Show chased Swagger into the ring, with Teddy Long running out and setting up a tag team match between the four; after the bout, Show watched from the floor as Bryan celebrated in the ring

12/27/11; Indianapolis, IN; Conseco Fieldhouse
12/30/11 - featured an opening in-ring promo by Booker T in which he talked about his great 2011, from being a surprise entrant into the Royal Rumble to joining the commentary team; Booker then discussed his rivalry with WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes, noting his win over Cody in a non-title match during Raw; Rhodes then interrupted from the entrance stage and insulted Booker, with Booker saying Cody should be telling him congratulations for having beaten him; Rhodes responded that Booker was right, shook his hand, told him congratulations, but then followed by saying Booker was a nostalgia act and said if he stayed in the ring, his failing skills would be exposed and if he went back to commentating, it would only prove he was semi-literate; Rhodes then told Booker to do himself a favor and go home, prompting Dustin Rhodes to walk out dressed in a suit and to the Goldust entrance music; Dustin then told Cody he loved him but Booker was the guy that inspired him when he was down and out, adding he understood where Cody was coming from but he wasn't going to do it at Booker's expense; Cody responded by saying he restored the Rhodes' name after Dustin threw up over it, then saying Dustin fell back into total obscurity; Booker then responded by noting they each shared a win over the other and proposed a third match, this time for the title; Cody then said the match would happen the following week, with Booker saying he, Dustin, and the crowd would celebrate after he takes the title; Booker then left the ring and joined the commentary team, with Cody then kicking Dustin and landing the Beautiful Disaster before Booker reentered the ring; included a backstage segment with Teddy Long and Aksana, with Drew McIntyre eventually walking in and Long telling him that he was very well paid but wasn't meeting his potential and that if he couldn't beat Ezekiel Jackson then he would have to rethink having him on Smackdown; featured a "Did you know?" graphic which read Smackdown the previous week was the #1 show on SyFy for the 65th consecutive week; included an ad promoting 'The Best of the King of the Ring;' featured an ad promoting the following week's Raw and the return of the mystery person; included a backstage segment with World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, AJ, and the Big Show in which Long walked in and said Show & Bryan's scheduled match against Mark Henry & David Otunga was off, but Show would face Otunga, with Henry in Otunga's corner; included an ad promoting the WWE Network in 2012; featured an ad promoting 'WWE Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011;' included a "Did you know?" graphic which read WWE programming is shown each week to 145 countries and in 30 different languages; featured a backstage segment in which McIntyre blamed the referee for his loss, with Long telling him that he had no time for losers; included an in-ring promo by Sheamus about the Royal Rumble, with Hornswoggle then interrupting and saying he would win the Rumble; Heath Slater then walked out and compared Hornswoggle to Bushwhacker Luke and the Brooklyn Brawler before Sheamus threw Slater over the top to the floor; featured a backstage segment with Bryan, Show, and Long in which Long booked a title match between Bryan and Show for the following week:
Jinder Mahal defeated Ted Dibiase Jr. at 2:53 via submission with the Camel Clutch after a Flatliner; during his entrance, Mahal cut an insert promo on fans failing at their New Year's resolutions
Alicia Fox & Kaitlyn defeated Natalya Neidhart & Tamina at 1:33 when Alicia pinned Natalya with the scissors kick; after the contest, Tamina dropped Natalya with a superkick before hitting the splash off the top
Hunico (w/ Camacho) pinned Justin Gabriel with an armdrag off the top and a senton off the top at 1:47; during his entrance, Hunico cut an insert promo in which he said his new friend was Camacho and they would take over the WWE in 2012; after the bout, Hunico and Camacho dropped Gabriel with a double team neckbreaker
The Big Show pinned David Otunga (w/ Mark Henry) at 3:25 with the punch to the face, moments after World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan hit Henry from behind with the title belt, then lured Henry backstage
Ezekiel Jackson pinned Drew McIntyre with a roll up and grabbing the tights for leverage at 3:51 after McIntyre attempted to make the cover with his feet on the ropes, only to be caught by the referee
Sheamus pinned Heath Slater at around the 6-minute mark with the boot to the face in an impromptu match (the bout began during the commercial break)
Randy Orton fought Wade Barrett to a no contest in a falls count anywhere match at around the 13-minute mark when, after the two fought backstage, into an elevator, and then to another floor, Orton was shown at the bottom of a stairwell - seemingly after being thrown from the top by Barrett; Barrett then walked out of the building as the show ended

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