Christian claps it up before locking up with Henry and Henry sends Christian to the mat. Christian with a waist lock on Henry but Mark backs Christian into the corner and Mark with an elbow. Christian with punches to Henry but Henry with a body block and kicks to Christian. Christian goes to the floor and when Henry goes to the floor as well, Christian returns to the ring and he hits a baseball slide followed by a pescado but Henry catches Christian and puts him on the apron and punches Christian forcing him back into the ring.
Henry with a clothesline for a near fall. Henry tosses Christian high into the air as he continues to work on Christian’s midsection. Christian gets his foot on the rope to stop the count. Henry with kicks to Christian and then he applies a nerve hold. Christian with a kick to Henry and Mark misses a splash, allowing Christian to get a second wind.
Christian with clotheslines but Mark stays on his feet. Christian with a back elbow from the turnbuckles and Henry does not go down. Christian tries for the Killswitch but Henry shrugs him off and then clotheslines Christian over the top rope to the floor. Henry goes back to the floor and he charges at Christian but Christian with a drop toe hold and Henry hits the announce table.
Henry gets back into the ring first but Christian goes up top for a cross body and Henry catches him. Christian gets away from Henry and then he sends Henry into the turnbuckles and hits the Killswitch for the three count.
We go to commercial with Christian still in the ring.
We are back with a look back at the finish to the match between Christian and Mark Henry.
Christian is still in the ring and he says that he just beat the World’s Strongest Man and he says that is not an easy thing to do. Even though that was a great victory and a huge victory for him, that is not the victory he was looking for tonight. Christian mentions that Sheamus is facing Randy Orton for the World Title, but he thinks he should be in that spot.
Christian wants us to look at footage from the match as Christian gives his commentary of what happened. Christian points out the fact that he had Sheamus down for more than a three count but he did not win because of Randy Orton.
Christian says that the video footage does not lie. He says that he had Sheamus beat last week. He does not blame the referee because his back was turned. Christian asks for one more chance to become the World Champion and he says that he feels justified.
Teddy Long interrupts Christian and he says that he saw the footage. He says that Christian was a victim of circumstance. Christian says that Teddy should make him the number one contender and then he wants to play General Manager for a moment and ask the WWE Universe what they think. He asks them if he should face Randy Orton tonight for the World Title. Then he asks if they want to see Randy Orton versus Sheamus for the World Title tonight. They are more excited for a match between Orton and Christian.
Teddy says that he cannot do that.
Christian then suggests that they make it a triple threat match. That would make things fun, exciting, and unpredictable.
Teddy says that he has been deliberating this dilemma all week, but Sheamus won last week and that gives him the right to face Randy Orton tonight. So there are no circumstances during the match, Christian will be the guest referee.
We go to a video package of the man who has a chance to become World Champion later tonight.
We go to commercial.
Before our next match, we go to the Scotty Goldman box where we hear pre-recorded comments from AJ Lee, Kaitlyn, and Natalya. Kaitlyn says that last week was a warm up. AJ says that they will make Natalya proud tonight. Natalya says that she is proud of them and points out that she will be in there corner. They ask Natalya for some last minute advice and Natalya tells them not to lose.
Match Number Two: Alicia Fox and Tamina with Rosa Mendes versus AJ Lee and Kaitlyn with Natalya
Kaitlyn and Tamina start things off and Tamina pushes Kaitlyn a few times. Kaitlyn pushes back but Tamina with a kick and then she sends Kaitlyn to the mat. Tamina with an Irish whip but she misses a splash into the corner. Kaitlyn with a head butt to the midsection and then she gets a near fall with a roll up. Alicia tags in and Kaitlyn with a shoulder tackle. AJ tags in and she connects with forearms followed by a rana. Alicia with forearms and she sends AJ into the corner before tagging Tamina back in.
Tamina with a slam and then she knocks Kaitlyn off the apron. Tamina gets AJ up and hits a Samoan drop for the three count.
Winners: Tamina and Alicia Fox
We go to Randy Orton’s locker room where he is staring at something. We go to commercial.
We are back with a Sin Cara video package.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring with the Paper . . . Not Plastic Bag Men. We see highlights from last week when Rhodes lost to Daniel Bryan, but Rhodes got a measure of revenge after the match by attacking Bryan, hitting Cross Rhodes, and then putting a bag over Bryan’s head.
Cody asks what the expression is and he mentions ‘winning isn’t everything’. He says that the people who say that are the losers. Statistics will tell us that Daniel Bryan won that match. The numbers don’t lie, but they are wrong. Does anyone think that Daniel Bryan beat him? The fans think he did.
Cody wants to educate the fans. When you end the match flat on your back with a paper bag on your head . . . that is humiliation. He lost. What that same man radiates wretchedness, oozes ordinary, and is so disgustingly dull that he looks less like a WWE Superstar and more like a member of the paying audience. Go ahead and say it with him. . . LOSER. The fans echo his statement.
Cody tells his baggers to hand out the official bags to the fans at ringside. Cody says that the differences between him and Daniel Bryan are endless. The most important thing is that he would never sit in the audience and watch Daniel Bryan do anything. Daniel Bryan will be in the audience watching him win the World Title. Bryan will do it like everyone else . . . with a paper bag on his head.
We go to the interview area where Matt Striker is with the Great Khali. Matt shows us what happened last week when Khali attacked Runjin Singh after Jinder Mahal told him something.
Matt asks Khali what his motivation was to attack his brother. Jinder interrupts and says that if you are going to talk to the Great Khali, you talk to him. Mahal talks in Hindi. Khali stops Matt from asking Mahal anything and they walk away.
We are back and Did You Know that for 35 straight weeks, Smackdown was the most watched show on Syfy? (guess how many weeks Smackdown has been on Syfy)
Match Number Three: Jinder Mahal with Great Khali versus Yoshi Tatsu
Mahal with a kick and punches to Yoshi and then he kicks Yoshi in the corner. Mahal with a forearm to the back followed by a knee to the head. Mahal with a suplex to Yoshi for a near fall. Mahal with a kick to the back followed by a full nelson slam for the three count.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
After the match, Mahal picks up Yoshi and shakes his hand but Khali comes up behind Yoshi and he applies the Khali Krush on Yoshi.
We go to commercial.
We are back with talk of Capitol Punishment and it is time for more dream sequence stuff. Booker has the same dream that Jerry Lawler had on Monday night.
We see footage from last week’s match between Jackson and Slater when Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel interfered.
Match Number Four: Ezekiel Jackson versus Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title
They lock up and Jackson backs Barrett into the corner and Jackson with a clean break. Barrett with a kick and punches. Jackson sends Barrett into the corner and he punches and knees Barrett until the referee warns him. Jackson with a hip toss and elbow drop for a near fall. Barrett runs into a back elbow from Jackson.
Barrett with a knee to Jackson but Jackson with an elbow. Barrett with a Boss Man Slam for a near fall. Barrett with a rear chin lock with his knee in Jackson’s back. Barrett with an atomic drop but Barrett waits for Jackson to get to his feet. Jackson side steps Barrett and Jackson sends him over the top rope to the floor. Jackson with shoulder tackles when Barrett returns to the ring.
Jackson with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Jackson with three slams to set up for the torture rack. Jackson gets Barrett on his shoulders but Barrett is able to get to the ropes and the apron. Barrett rakes the eyes but Jackson knocks Barrett off the apron with a running knee.
Jackson goes to the apron but the referee does not stop his count. Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater come to ringside and they tease entering the ring while the referee continues his count. The referee reaches ten and calls for the bell.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson by count out
After the match, Gabriel, Slater, and Barrett discuss some strategy and then they go into the ring to attack Jackson. Slater and Gabriel work over Jackson while Barrett walks away. Jackson sends Gabriel over the top rope with a clothesline to the back of the head.
Matt Striker interviews Sheamus and asks him if he is going to change his strategy now that Christian has been named the special referee for the World Title Match tonight. Sheamus says that he isn’t the one who Christian is angry with. He says that Randy Orton is the one who should be worried. Sheamus sees Christian and he says that he heard what Christian said earlier tonight and he completely agrees with Christian. Under the circumstances, he was robbed last week, fella. Sheamus says that if it was his decision, he would have wanted a Triple Threat Match.
Christian says that was brutal and he hopes that Sheamus does a better job against Randy Orton than lying to his face.
Sheamus wants to know what the fella is talking about because he was trying to give Christian a confidence boost. Sheamus starts to tell Christian what will happen if there are any shenanigans in tonight’s match, but Christian cuts Sheamus off.
Christian tells Snaggletooth that he is in charge so Sheamus better not threaten him. He will call the match down the middle. He tells Sheamus to stop worrying about him and worry about Randy Orton.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Daniel Bryan versus Ted DiBiase
They lock up and Bryan with a waist lock but Ted with a standing switch. We get more standing switches until Ted gets to the ropes. Ted with an elbow but Bryan with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Bryan works on the arm and then he tries for a hip toss but Ted counters and gets a near fall with a rollup. Ted with punches to Bryan but Bryan with chops to contrast the punches. Ted tries for a drop kick but Bryan holds on to the ropes. Bryan with a running kick to the head but he can only get a near fall.
Cody comes to the ring with his bag men as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ted has his knee in Bryan’s back as he stretches Bryan. We see footage from the commercial break when DiBiase hit a sit out spinebuster. We return to the action in the ring and Bryan gets to his feet and he kicks Ted but Ted with a back breaker and punch to the head.
Ted kicks Bryan and then he goes to the floor and he stretches Bryan on the ring post. Ted returns to the ring and he sends Bryan into the turnbuckles. Ted with a hard Irish whip and DiBiase gets a near fall. DiBiase with shoulders in the corner and he punches Bryan. Bryan flips over Ted and then he hits a flying clothesline and both men are down.
Bryan with kicks to DiBiase in the corner and then he puts DiBiase on top. Bryan tries for a rana but Ted counters into a sunset flip for a near fall. DiBiase hits the rebound clothesline for a near fall.
Bryan sends DiBiase over the top rope to the floor. Bryan with the suicide dive that sends DiBiase into the ringside barrier. Bryan sends DiBiase back into the ring and then Bryan sees Rhodes walking around the ring and they stare each other down. Bryan goes up top but Ted sees him coming and Ted hits a drop kick, but Ted can only get a two count.
Ted sets for Dream Street but Bryan counters and rolls through. Bryan applies the LeBell Lock and Ted taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Cody attacks Bryan. Rhodes kicks Bryan and then he remembers to remove his tie. Cody with head butts to Bryan and then DiBiase chokes Bryan in the corner.
The lights go down in the arena as the music of Sin Cara plays. Sin Cara comes to the ring and he does his usual entrance. Rhodes and DiBiase stand around in the ring while Cara flips in. Cara with a springboard head scissors and then he hits a satellite head scissors on DiBiase and they go to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back with footage of R Truth’s break down from last week.
We see Johnny Curtis in the locker room and he introduces himself to everyone and mentions that he won Season Four of NXT and was the protégé of R Truth on that season. Curtis reminds us that he was promised a tag title match with his pro, but Curtis chuckles and says that is not going to happen. Curtis says that he is going to do what any WWE superstar is going to do. He spills some milk while crying over it and then he pours the milk over his head.
Booker T talks about Truth’s victory over John Cena on Monday night and Cole mentions that the Raw General Manager will give Truth a title match if he apologizes. Josh is more interested in talking about the spilt milk.
Match Number Six: Randy Orton versus Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title with Special Referee Christian
Orton and Sheamus stare at each other before they lock up. They move around the ring until we get a clean break. They lock up again and Sheamus with a side head lock on Orton. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a forearm and shoulders to Orton. Sheamus punches Orton and then he sends Orton into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with an Irish whip into the corner, but you don’t Irish whip Orton into the corner because Orton comes out of the corner with a clothesline to Sheamus. Orton with a European uppercut followed by punches and kicks to Sheamus as Sheamus goes to the floor.
Sheamus pulls Orton to the floor and he punches Orton. Orton punches back while Christian makes the count. Orton sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier. They go back into the ring and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a kick but Sheamus with punches. Sheamus with a back elbow to Orton and he gets a near fall.
Sheamus goes after Orton on the floor and he runs Orton’s back into the ring post and Sheamus with a clothesline. They return to the ring and Sheamus gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with an quarter nelson and chin lock. Orton punches Sheamus but Sheamus with a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with forearms across the chest as he has Orton hanging over the apron. Sheamus with a series of knees to Orton and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a front face lock on Orton and Randy gets back to his feet. Orton blocks a suplex and he hits a suplex of his own. Both men struggle to get back to their feet.
Sheamus runs into a boot from Orton and Orton with clotheslines followed by a power slam and Orton looks around. Orton with a back breaker and he gets a near fall. Sheamus kicks Orton and takes Orton to the mat. Sheamus pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but Orton punches Sheamus to stop him. Sheamus and Orton exchange punches and Orton sets for a superplex and he hits it. Orton can only get a near fall on Sheamus.
Orton tries for the IEDDT, but Sheamus with a shoulder and then he hits the slingshot shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Sheamus sets for and hits a running power slam but he can only get a near fall. Orton with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Sheamus with an uranage back breaker for a near fall.
Sheamus sets for the Brogue kick but Orton moves out of the way and Sheamus goes to the apron. Orton with the IEDDT and then Orton twists to the mat and he pounds it as he tries for the RKO but Sheamus pushes him away. Sheamus with a clothesline and he sets for the High Cross. Orton gets out of the hold and he tries for an RKO but Sheamus pushes him away one more time. Orton almost collides with Christian, but he stops short. Sheamus tries to take Orton down with a shoulder tackle, but Orton moves and Sheamus hits Christian.
Sheamus tells the fella that he didn’t mean it and then he turns around and hits the Brogue kick. Christian makes the two count with no trouble, but as he gets ready for the three, he has some pain in his right arm and he cannot make the three count. Sheamus yells at Christian for what he did. Sheamus pushes Christian but Christian punches Sheamus and then Orton hits the RKO for the three count and Christian has no trouble making the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Christian gives Orton the title belt, but instead of handing it to him, Christian hits him in the head with the belt. Christian removes his referee shirt and then he stands over Orton and he tells Orton that he knows he can beat him. Christian holds the belt over his head and he leaves with the belt.