This week’s show starts off with a look back at highlights from Vengeance, including the collapsing of the ring after a superplex by Mark Henry.
Teddy Long is in the ring and he has something to say. Teddy says that after what happened at Vengeance, the status of Mark Henry, Big Show, and the World Championship are in a state of flux. Despite the injuries suffered by both men, they are both here. Teddy promises to everyone that the future of the World Title will be addressed tonight.
Speaking of people who want the World Title, Christian makes his way to the ring. He tells Teddy that the future of the World Championship will be discussed right now. There is no doubt that what Mark and Show did at Vengeance was historic. By that he means that it is history. As far as he is concerned, Big Show had his chance and he blew it. That makes a big hole in the World Title picture.
Christian says that the void will be filled by the man who dominated this brand over the last five months. Teddy reminds Christian that the last time he saw Christian, he was getting his head kicked off his shoulders by Sheamus.
Christian says that he is resilient and then he tells Teddy to try to find someone more deserving than him.
While he might not be a top contender for the World Title, CM Punk makes his way to the ring.
Christian says that before he was so rudely interrupted, he was going to say that he deserves one more match. Christian wants to know why Punk was here.
Teddy says that since Raw has enjoyed using Smackdown superstars, he pulled some strings for Raw superstars to be on Smackdown tonight for a Super Smackdown.
Punk says that before he was rudely interrupted by Christian’s yakking. He thanks Teddy for having him here on a show with competent leadership.
Christian tells Punk that he never met Teddy before. Punk says that Teddy makes Johnny look a lot worse than he really is. Laurinaitis makes Teddy look like FDR. Punk says that he is here because he is a huge fan of Rusty Bird. Punk sees the ‘One More Match’ signs. He wants Christian to get one more match and he tells Christian that he is a fan of his work.
Christian does not want Punk to lecture him and then he brings up how Punk hijacked the title during the summer. Christian says that it was a complete joke and it is a complete joke that John Laurinaitis is considering Punk for a title match with Alberto Del Rio.
Punk says that might be why Johnny is so bad at his job. Maybe John is considering it because he doesn’t waste all of the people’s time bitching and moaning and bitching and bitching and bitching and bitching and bitching.
The fans chant for Punk and then Christian says that he doesn’t care if Punk was invited or not. As the leader of Smackdown and the most respected man in the locker room, he is not going to stand here and take this. He tells Punk to take his pipe bomb back to Raw because nobody wants him here.
Punk rhetorically comments that no one wants him here. Punk sheepishly says that he will take his pipe bomb back to Raw, but over 10,000 people in Houston want him here. Punk says that he would bet money that the people of Houston want to see him in a match. In a match with . . . Christian.
Punk wants to know if that can get done and Teddy tells Punk that it can get done.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see what R Truth and Miz have done on WWE programming this week.
Match Number One: Miz and R Truth versus Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match
Kofi and Miz start things off and Miz tries to get out of the corner and Truth distracts Kofi and Miz punches him. Miz with knees to Kofi followed by a running knee lift. Miz with a front face lock and Truth tags in and Truth kicks him. Truth with punches and forearms to Kofi and the referee warns Kofi. Truth with a punch in the corner followed by an Irish wihp bu Kofi get his feet up and Bourne is tagged in.
Bourne and Kofi with kicks and a double bulldog for a near fall. Bourne with a drop kick into the corner followed by an Irish whip but Truth sends Bourne to the apron. Bourne with a kick to the head and then Bourne wants to go up top but Miz distracts Bourne. Truth knocks Bourne off the apron and Miz with a clothesline on the floor.
Truth punches Bourne on the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bourne with kicks but he misses the leaping knee to Miz and Bourne lands awkwardly on his neck. Truth tags back in and he kicks Bourne. Truth with a kick to the head followed by one from Miz and Truth gets a near fall. Truth with a front face lock. Truth grabs the ankle to keep Bourne from making the tag but Bourne with an enzuigiri to get away but both men are down.
Miz and Kofi tag in and Kofi with a rolling cltoehsline followed by more clotheslines and a drop kick. Kofi with a Superman punch and then he does laps in the ring before the Boom Drop set up but Miz rolls out of the way. Kofi leaps into the corner but Miz moves. Kofi with a double jujp cross body for a near fall. Truth interferes with the cover and Bourne comes in and sends Truth to the floor.
Bourne tries for a pescado but Truth moves out of the way. Truth returns to the apron and he tags himself back into the match. Truth tags in and him and Miz hit the Little Jimmy Finale for the three count.
Winners: R Truth and Miz
After the match, Truth tells the fans not to boo him and that they should be booing themselves. Truth says that for those who are keeping track, they just beat the WWE Tag Team Champions. At Vengeance, they beat CM Punk and Triple H. On Raw, they destroyed Zack Ryder and beat John Cena.
Miz says that they beat Cena so bad that he had to get another partner to face them at Survivor Series, the Rock.
Truth says that Cena must have brain damage because he picked the only man who hates Cena more than them. If they don’t destroy each other before Survivor Series, Miz says that they will take care of them at Surivor Series.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see some of the wrestlers in the locker room watching the WWE’s Greatest Feud DVD featuring Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart (available now at the PWInsider.com Store) and Justin Gabriel asks Daniel Bryan if Shawn trained him and Daniel says that he started training with Shawn in San Antonio. Bryan talks about the passion that Shawn had in the ring when he was being trained.
Applause is heard off camera as Tyson Kidd enters and he is impressed that Daniel was trained by Shawn Michaels. Tyson asks Daniel if his favorite part was when Shawn cried at the beginning, the middle, or the end.
Daniel mentions that Bret cried as well.
Tyson asks Daniel if he cried when Shawn lost his smile and then he tells Daniel that everyone knows that Bret is better than Shawn.
Daniel mentions that Shawn is Mr. Wrestlemania and in the Hall of Fame.
Tyson wants to ask the other wrestlers in the room what they think and they have no opinion.
We get a Duck Season/Rabbit Season with Shawn and Bret. Santino stops them and says that they should settle in the ring like mans. Tyson tells Daniel he hopes he doesn’t cry when he is put in the Sharpshooter.
We go to the hallway where Teddy Long is with Hornswoggle dressed like Zack Ryder. Teddy says that Zack would appreciate that.
Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, and Vickie Guerrero enter the hallway and she says that what happened to Teddy’s assistant was due to making Dolph wrestle twice at Vengeance.
Dolph says that he stole the show and beat Zack Ryder and is still the United States Champion.
Teddy says that he wasn’t messing with Dolph and he isn’t messing with him in his match tonight against Randy Orton. Teddy tells Jack Swagger that he is banned from ringside.
Teddy tries to calm down Hornswoggle, but the saxophones play and Teddy forgets how to speak when he sees Aksana. Teddy asks Hornswoggle to give them a minute. Teddy tells Aksana it isn’t what she thinks and he suggests that they go to his office to talk.
Cole and Josh talk about the situation between Triple H and Kevin Nash and we go to highlights from Raw.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we have comments from Wade Barrett before we see him in action. He says that last week was just the beginning. When he walks into the ring, it is his trench. His opponent is a casualty of war. The Barrett Barrage continues.
Match Number Two: Wade Barrett versus Trent Barreta
Barrett with knees and elbows. Barreta with a rana but he charges into the corner and Barrett with the Black Pool Slam for a near fall. Barrett with a knee to the back and he puts Trent in a surfboard. Trent punches Wade but Wade with a knee as Trent comes off the ropes.
Barrett with knees to Trent while Trent is on the apron and then he follows that with a big boot that sends Trent to the floor. Barrett with a boot to Trent and then he sends Trent back into the ring and Wade gets a near fall. Trent with a chop and forearm to Wade followed by another chop.
Wade with a back heel kick followed by a knee and Irish whip. Wade charges into the corner and Trent with a knee. Trent tries for a rana but Wade blocks it and he gets Trent onto his shoulders for Wasteland and the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
We go to commercial.
We are back and before the next match, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Los Hombres Del Bag are on their way to the announce table.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero in a Non Title Match
Orton looks over his shoulder to see what Rhodes is doing and then they lock up and go to a stalemate. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton with a reverse chin lock but Ziggler gets back to his feet. Orton and Ziggler with leap frogs and Ziggler with a side head lock take down.
Orton gets back to his feet and Orton with shoulder tackles and a near fall. Ziggler backs into the corner to regroup. Ziggler with a kick and punch followed by a side head lock take down. Orton with an arm bar followed by back breaker attempt but Ziggler counters for a near fall on a rollup. Orton counters a neck breaker for a rollup and gets a near fall.
Orton with a double leg take down and then he stomps on the abdomen. Orton sets for the leaping knee drop and he hits it and gets a near fall. Orton with an arm bar and Irish whip but Orton runs into a boot from Ziggler and Dolph gets a near fall. Ziggler with a punch and quarter nelson and chin lock.
Orton punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a punch of his own. Orton has that look in his eyes and he leaves the ring. Orton chases after him. Ziggler tries to use Vickie as an obstacle for Orton and Orton leap frogs Vickie and clotheslines Ziggler.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with an Irish whip but Ziggler with an elbow and drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler kicks Orton in the corner until the referee warns him. Orton punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a knee to the midsection and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler with the Rings of Saturn but Orton gets to his feet but Ziggler gets off his shoulders and hits a DDT and Dolph gets another near fall.
Ziggler with a chin lock on Orton but Orton gets back to his feet. Orton with a head butt but Ziggler with a neck breaker and Dolph gets a near fall. Ziggler goes to the turnbuckles but Orton crotches him. Orton punches Ziggler and sets for a superplex. Thankfully they weigh less than half a ton combined so the ring does not collapse. Orton gets a two count.
Orton and Ziggler exchange punches with Orton gaining the advantage. Orton with clotheslines followed by the power slam. Orton sends Ziggler to the apron for the IEDDT and then Orton stares at the horizon and then twists into position for the RKO.
Orton tries for the RKO but Ziggler avoids it and Ziggler with a super kick but Orton kicks out at two. Ziggler sets for the Zig Zag but Orton holds on to the ropes and Orton hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Rhodes leaves with his men of sack and Rhodes takes a bag and shows it to Orton before leaving.
With talk of Cody Rhodes’ mask, it is time to talk about the mask versus mask match last week and we see highlights.
We go to the interview area where Matt Striker is with the man formerly known as Sin Cara El Terrible. Matt asks him if he felt disrespected after what happened last week. He talks about how he lost his identity and his life. He says that he is the only one with a face. Sin Cara took away something that was over his face. He says that it is payback time. He asks Matt if he understands.
We go to commercial.
We are back with another Brodus Clay video package. Maybe he will return before the end of Season 5 of NXT.
Match Number Four: Daniel Bryan versus Tyson Kidd
They have some words before the match starts and Tyson pushes Bryan and Bryan pushes back. Bryan with a wrist lock and Kidd with a standing switch. Kidd tries for a Sharpshooter but Bryan escapes and hits an arm drag takedown. Bryan goes for the ankle when Kidd tries for a leap frog.
Kidd with a kick and drop kick to the head and Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd with a Dragon Sleeper followed by a forearm. Kid with an Irish whip but Bryan flips out of the corner and hits a flying elbow and then he shakes the ropes to get psyched up. Bryan with the running drop kick into the corner for a near fall.
Bryan puts Kidd on the top turnbuckle and hits a super rana but Kidd rolls through with a sunset flip for a near fall. Bryan tries for the LeBell Lock but Kidd counters and gets a near fall. Kidd and Bryan with a series of near falls. Kidd tries for a Sharpshooter but Bryan is able to block Kidd’s attempts.
Bryan is able to counter and he puts Kidd in the LeBell Lock and Kidd tries to fight out of it but he has to tap out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
We take a look back at what happened with John Cena on Monday night.
Michael Cole takes a chance to get up on the announce table to talk about the Michael Cole Challenge for Monday night. Cole says that he has some training photos and if you saw the photos on Monday night, there is nothing new.
Big Show makes his way to the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Big Show is now in the ring and he shows his flexibility after what happened on Sunday. Speaking of Sunday, we have photos of what happened during the match between Show and Henry.
We are told that both men suffered muscle and ligament strains.
Show says ‘oops I did it again’. Show says that it hurts for him to laugh. He mentions that he has been in the business for sixteen years and he has faced some of the best but he is hurting in places that he didn’t know had places. Show says that Henry was an out of control monster. He never had a fight with anyone that powerful ever. He gives Mark Henry credit for putting on a good fight.
After going through all of that carnage, he would want to stay away from that. Show reminds us that he isn’t right in the head so he would want the ring to be reinforced so they can do it again. Show says that he looked in Mark Henry’s eyes and he says that he knows that he can beat Mark Henry and take the World Title from Mark Henry.
Show says that he was meeting with Teddy Long for most of the day. Show says that there will be a rematch in the near future.
Before Show can continue, Mark Henry makes his way to the ring and he looks like he is ready for a fight but he is showing the effects of the match from Sunday.
Mark says that he doesn’t care who Show talked to because he is not getting a rematch. Mark says that he went into Vengeance the champion and he left as the champion. He says that he is done with Show. Mark says that he is hurt because of the ring caving in. Show is beaten because Mark made him that way. Mark says that he didn’t do that great of a job because Show is still talking.
Mark gets onto the apron and then he teases getting into the ring but he stops and goes to the floor. Mark walks up the ramp and we go to commercial.
Match Number Five: CM Punk versus Christian
They lock up and Punk works on the arm and puts Christian in a hammer lock. Christian with a reversal into a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Punk applauds Christian. They lock up and Punk with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Punk poses for Christian showing his power.
Christian with a kick and punch but Punk with a leg lariat and he gets a near fall. Punk returns to the wrist and he works on the shoulder as well. Punk gets a near fall. Punk with a hammer lock and then he sends Christian shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Punk with a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head and he gets a near fall.
Punk with a key lock but Christian with elbows to Punk. Punk with an Irish whip but Christian with boots to Punk. Christian with a back elbow from the turnbuckles and then he goes up top again and tries for a frog splash but Punk moves. Punk sets for the Go To Sleep but Alberto Del Rio’s music plays. Christian with an Impaler DDT for a near fall thanks to the distraction.
Del Rio and Rodriguez make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian with a key lock and Punk escapes. Punk misses a leg drop and Christian with punches to Punk. Christian with an inverted DDT for a near fall. Christian rakes the eyes and then he sends Punk to the floor.
Christian goes to the floor and then he sends Punk into the announce table right in front of Del Rio. Christian gets a near fall and then he returns to the rear chin lock. Punk with punches and slaps followed by a spinning back fist and a round kick and both men are down. Punk with a punch to the head followed by a back body drop and clothesline. Punk with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.
Punk misses the running knee into the corner and Christian tries for the Killswitch but Punk escapes. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep but Christian avoids it. Christian with a kick and a sunset flip attempt but Punk rolls through and he kicks Christian in the head and gets a near fall. Punk looks at Del Rio and that distraction allows Christian to send Punk into the ropes and then he slingshots to the floor and connects with an uppercut.
Christian goes up top for a cross body but Punk rolls through and gets a near fall. Punk goes to the apron for the springboard clothesline but Christian with a power slam to counter and he gets a near fall. Christian sets for the Killswitch but Punk with a back kick and he gets Christian on his shoulders. Christian avoids the Go To Sleep and Punk with the running knee and bulldog. Punk chases Ricardo away. Punk with a shoulder from the apron and a springboard clothesline for a near fall.
Punk goes up top for the Macho Man elbow and Ricardo gets on the apron to distract the referee. While that happens, Del Rio knocks Punk off the turnbuckles. Christian realizes that he is in control now and he sets for the spear but Sheamus’ music plays and he comes to the ring and Punk with the Go To Sleep for the three count.