Here’s SmackDown! in case you missed it:
From The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas:
Hosted by Michael Cole and Alex Riley.
This week begins with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio following WWE Champion John Cena’s example, by choosing his own opponent for Summerslam. And he chose: his Personal Ring Announcer Ricardo Rodriguez. SmackDown! General Manager Vickie Guerrero was infuriated by del Rio’s decision by labeling Ricardo “a jiggly little man-child”. She decided that the winner will be chosen during a Triple Threat #1 Contender’s Match. The competitors as chosen by her are Rob Van Dam (RVD), Christian and Randy Orton.
1. Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter vs. Cody Rhodes.
THE WINNER: CODY RHODES!!!
POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Josh Matthews asked Cody why he dumped Damien Sandow’s Money In The Bank briefcase into The Gulf of Mexico last week, and he stated that during the time of Team Rhodes Scholars, he grew tired of Sandow, and that he was the best part of the duo. He was soon attacked by Sandow.
2. Sin Cara vs. Big E Langston.
THE WINNER: BIG E LANGSTON.
INTERVIEW: Layla and Kaitlyn.
Renee Young asked Kaitlyn her thoughts on the Divas Championship match, and Kaitlyn stated that she is ready to win back the title in the same place she won it the first time: her Houston home.
3. Fandango with Summer Rae vs. CM Punk.
THE WINNER: CM PUNK!!!
INTERVIEW: Rob Van Dam (RVD).
Renee Young asked RVD his thoughts on the main event, but as he was talking, he was interrupted by Christian. As he was telling RVD how happy he is to see him, he was interrupted by Randy Orton. RVD stopped Randy in the middle of his speech by saying “Bro this is my interview”.
4. WWE DIVAS CHAMPIONSHIP: A,J. Lee (Champion) vs. Houston Citizen Kaitlyn (Challenger/Former Champion) with Layla.
THE WINNER, AND STILL, WWE DIVAS CHAMPION: A.J. LEE!!!
NOTE: Layla turned on Kaitlyn before the match was over (How many people are going to turn their backs on Kaitlyn???!!!).
5. A TRIPLE THREAT #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH: Randy Orton vs. Christian vs. Rob Van Dam (RVD).
After the match, Josh Matthews asked Christian his thoughts on facing del Rio, and just when he was talking, he was attacked by del Rio,
THE REWARD: The winner will face Alberto del Rio for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Summerslam.
THE WINNER, AND #1 CONTENDER: CHRISTIAN!!!
Match #3 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Fandango, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Christian and Rob Van Dam are the wrestlers of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: This was very, so-so. It was great to see Alex Riley again, but he sounded very flat on commentary.