Here’s SmackDown! in case you missed it:
From The BMO Harris Bank Center (The Former Rockford MetroCentre) in Rockford, Illinois:
Hosted by Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL).
1. THE OPENING BOUT: Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam (RVD).
THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON!!!
2. MIZ TV with The Miz.
HIS GUESTS: Big E Langston and WWE Divas Champion.
The Miz wanted to know about the relationship between her and Big E, and she stated that their just friends. The Miz ran down a list of the relationships that were ruined by A.J. (John Cena, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kane, Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn), and Dolph Ziggler appeared and told A.J. that it’s the same thing everytime: women can’t get over him. She told him “You’ll never get to touch me, again!”. Kaitlyn appeared and said, “He can’t touch you. But I can!” When it looked like a fight was about to happen, Miz, who is the host of this year’s Summerslam, booked a Mixed Tag Team Match of Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn vs, Big E Langston and A.J. Lee in two weeks!!!
After the announcement, Kaitlyn responded with “I can’t wait to slap the crazy right off of your face!”. She and A.J. fought until Big E broke it up and yelled “Calm down! Calm down!”. He was then Zig Zagged by Dolph, and A.J. was speared by Kaitlyn.
3. A REMATCH FROM RAW: Fandango with Summer Rae vs. The Returning Kofi Kingston.
THE WINNER: FANDANGO.
INTERVIEW: Daniel Bryan.
Renee Young asked Daniel his thoughts about the failed “Corporate Makeover” on RAW, stating that he tried it, but refused to finish it with his beard. He stated that he will change history when he defeats John Cena in two weeks.
4. Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: DANIEL BRYAN!!!
INTERVIEW: Damien Sandow.
Renee Young aired the clip of Cody Rhodes throwing Damien’s Money In The Bank briefcase into The Gulf of Mexico two weeks ago. As she asked for his thoughts, he cut her off, and presented a new “Sandowized” briefcase with a brand new contract inside.
5. A 3-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH: 3MB (The Three-Man Band: Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) vs. Kane.
THE WINNER: KANE!!!
NOTE: After the match, The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) appeared in the Titantron as Bray Wyatt told Kane that they are disconnected, that Kane doesn’t get it and that a fire won’t control his brothers. He then asked Kane if he wanted to know a secret, and said that he’s already dead.
A video featuring Brock Lesnar aired, where he stated that at Summerslam, size will matter when CM Punk will lose to him.
6. A NON-TITLE MAIN EVENT: Christian vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio.
THE WINNER: CHRISTIAN!!!
After the match, Alberto del Rio tried to attack Christian, but ended up in The Killswitch. Damien Sandow zoomed to the ring to cash-in his briefcase, but was stopped by Cody Rhodes who put him in The Cross Rhodes.
The opening bout and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Randy Orton, Rob Van Dam, Christian and Alberto del Rio are the wrestlers of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: This was slightly better than last week, but much, much better than RAW.
Next week, WWE Friday Night SmackDown! will be held at The HP Pavillion in San Jose, California.