WWE taped this week’s edition of WWE Smackdown tonight from the Landon Arena in Topeka, Kansas. Thanks to WNW reader Emma for providing us with text-message updates. Below are live results:
* Tyler Reks b. Luke Gallows with the debut of a new finisher. The crowd was behind Gallows.
WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday):
* Teddy Long comes out to introduce Edge as the newest addition to Smackdown.
* Jack Swagger comes out with his eagle mascot. He cuts a promo on Edge, saying he embarrassed him last week in his home state of Oklahoma. Swagger’s mic cuts out, leaving Edge to improvise in his mic. The two will face each other now.
* Edge vs. Jack Swagger. Edge speared the eagle mascot off the apron and they called out the medical team and stretcher for him. The match continues. Good match, several near falls. Edge wins after hitting the spear.
* The grooming tip from “Dashing” Cody Rhodes focuses on brushing your teeth.
* Unified WWE Divas Champion(s) Layla w/Michelle McCool vs. Kelly Kelly w/Natalya. Winner via LayOut, Layla. After the match Layla tried to attack Natalya but was ran out of the ring.
* Big Show cuts a promo about his upcoming feature film “Knucklehead” and WWE Bragging Rights. He has been named captain of Team Smackdown at the pay-per-view. Show says his first order of business is to name Hornswoggle the official Smackdown mascot. Hornswoggle comes out in a Vikings helmet and face paint. The Dudebusters interrupted the promo, saying they deserve to be on Team Smackdown. When Show denied them, they took off their Smackdown shirts to reveal Raw shirts. Big Show gave them a double chokeslam to end the segment.
* Unified WWE Tag Team Champions “Dashing” Cody Rhodes &Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston & Kaval. Rhodes & McIntyre controlled most of the action before Kaval got the hot tag. After interference by the illegal men, Rhodes ended up hitting Cross Rhodes to get the win.
* Paul Bearer is in the ring to introduce World Heavyweight Champion Kane. Kane cuts a promo about how he destroyed The Undertaker with the help of Bearer, saying Undertaker is as weak as the crowd in the arena. He says Undertaker now has to answer to Kane.
* Dolph Ziggler vs. MVP for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. During the match, Dolph distracted the referee for Vickie Guerrero to take advantage, but she left him alone instead and went to the back. Kaitlyn came out towards the end of the match in support of Ziggler. She ended up interfering, giving Dolph the win for him to retain the title. They celebrated together in the ring until Vickie came back out. He tried to say he was innocent and went running after Vickie, leaving Kaitlyn alone in the ring.
* Alberto Del Rio comes out and cuts a promo on Rey Mysterio. He says Mysterio is like the trash on the bottom of his shoe.
* Alberto Del Rio vs. Rey Mysterio. Mysterio hits a lot of offense in the early going. Del Rio turns things around with a flying kick in the corner. Several rest holds are utilized before Rey goes back on the offensive. Near falls from each. After a distraction and miss-communication by Del Rio’s ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Rey hits 619 and a corner splash to get the win. This ends this week’s edition of Smackdown.
Dark Match Main Event:
* Teddy Long introduces Big Show as World Heavyweight Champion Kane’s opponent in a street fight for the title as tonight’s dark match main event. Kane won after he hit Show in the stomach with a chair. Show chokeslammed him after the match and cut a short promo thanking the live crowd. He said he wasn’t prepared for the match because he had been eating catering all evening.