The following results were taped on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 for WWE SmackDown and are set to air this Friday, September 9, 2011 on SyFy. Be warned that reading any further will result in SPOILERS for the entire show which is set to air Friday.
~ Mark Henry comes out to open the show. He reminds the crowd about everyone he has taken out and says Randy Orton is next at WWE Night of Champions. Zack Ryder comes out and says Henry will face Orton tonight. Henry lays out Ryder and ends up having to face Ezekiel Jackson up next.
~ Mark Henry defeated Ezekiel Jackson. Jackson showed promise at first, dominating Henry but it didn’t take long for Henry to counter and give him the World’s Strongest Slam and follow it with the pinfall victory.
~ Sin Cara defeated Tyson Kidd.
~ Josh Matthews interviews Cara and says that he’s not sure that Cara speaks English but we are seeing a more aggressive side of him in recent weeks. Cara says that this is the real him and he was holding back out of respect for the WWE talent but now he’s not holding back anymore. Daniel Bryan comes out and challenges Cara to a rematch next week, only to be attacked by Cara.
~ World champ Randy Orton vs. Intercontinental champ Cody Rhodes is tonight’s main event. Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett is also set.
~ Matt Striker interviews Randy Orton backstage, discussing the Rhodes bout.
~ WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly vs. Natalya w/Beth Phoenix. Kelly Kelly is beat up the majority of the match but Kelly Kelly rolled Natalya up out of a Sharpshooter attempt to get the pinfall victory.
~ Christian comes out and complains about Teddy Long not being fair by making the tag match on Monday’s Raw Supershow and he wants another shot at Randy Orton and the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus interrupts, telling Christian to quit crying and to get out of the ring because he has a match. Christian exits and Wade Barrett comes out to face Sheamus.
~ Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett via disqualification when Christian came back out and helped Barrett beat down Sheamus. Prior to Christian returning to ringside, the match was back and forth. Sheamus ended up fighting off both Barrett and Christian and clearing the ring.
~ WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston defeated Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali in a similar bout to what they had last night. After the match, Mahal complains about Khali losing. Triple H comes out and gives him the pedigree twice and leaves.
~ Cody Rhodes came out talking about his face and himself and Ted DiBiase.
~ Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes
These tapings will air Friday, September 9, 2011 on SyFy starting at 8:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM Central. Those that are wrestling fans in the New Orleans area can find SyFy on Cox Cable channel 45. Check TicketMaster for tickets to WWE Hell in A Cell which will be live in New Orleans on October 2, 2011.
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