This week’s show starts off with a video package about Christian’s dream to become the World Champion. Last Sunday night in Tampa, Christian got his chance to become the World Champion. How long will Christian’s storybook rise to the title last?
We begin with Christian making his way to the ring as the World Champion.
Of course Michael Cole has to rain on Christian’s parade while he enters the ring.
Christian says that he has been waiting seventeen long years to do this and he holds the World Title belt over his head. Christian says that he has dreamt about this moment for his entire career. He dreamt of what he would say and how it would sound, and where it would take place. Those dreams pale in comparison about how it feels to stand here as the new World Heavyweight Champion. He says that he knows that a lot of people helped him to get there. He says that he got a text message from Edge and he told him to enjoy this moment because he earned it.
Christian says that he is enjoying every second of this. He says that he knows that Edge is watching this at home. He says that without Edge there is no Christian. He tells Edge that he loves him.
He also thanks the WWE Universe and his Peeps. They always had his back and believed in him and wanted this moment as much as him and he thanks everyone for being there. Before Edge retired, he said that the title doesn’t belong to any one superstar, it belongs to everyone. He says that Edge was right.
Christian is interrupted by Mark Henry who comes out with a big smile on his face. Mark makes his way to the ring and he congratulates Christian for doing it. He wants to tell Christian that he was cheering for him the entire time, not because he is a fan, but because he wanted to be the first one to get his hands on the World Title.
Christian tells Mark that if he wants his World Title, he needs to know that it is made out of gold and not chocolate.
Mark tells Christian that Edge isn’t here to protect him any more and there is no one to protect him.
Great Khali and Runjin Singh make their way out to the ring and Khali is waving his arms in the air like just doesn’t care. Khali tells Christian something in Hindi and Runjin tells us that he was congratulating him, but he wanted to challenge Christian since he is a former World Champion. A man who has fought pythons and Bengal tigers.
Christian points out that he has the World Strongest Man and the man who was wearing a tutu on Raw in the ring with him challenging him for the World Title. Christian suggests that with another freak, they can run away with the circus.
Cue the Viper’s music and we have our circus party completed.
Orton makes his way to the ring with the classic Orton pace.
Orton tells Christian that he is no freak, but he is Randy Orton. He says that he is new on Smackdown and if this is how you do things, he is not going to let this opportunity get by, he wants to throw his hat into the ring for the World Title.
Teddy Long comes out and he tells the playas that there appears to be a decision that has to be made about who will be the first in line to face Christian for the World Title. Teddy says that he won’t make the decision, instead it is going to be made by the WWE Universe in Orlando.
In a shocking upset, Randy Orton is the man who will get the title match against Christian.
Teddy says that the match will take place tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Runjin is telling Khali that they will get a chance. Jinder Mahal is in the back and he shakes hands with Khali and Singh. Mahal says that things will get a lot better now that he is here. Singh tells Jinder that he has his career under control. Mahal says that it must have been Singh who told Khali to put on the pink tutu since it was under his watch. Singh points out that Khali likes practical jokes. Mahal says that he isn’t condemning him, but he finds the choice interesting.
We see a photo of Kofi coming off the top turnbuckle as he sent Sheamus through the table to win the title.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Daniel Bryan
They lock up and Sheamus with a side head lock take down. Sheamus with a forearm and then he sends Bryan into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a forearm but he misses a second one. Bryan with chops but Sheamus with an Irish whip. Bryan flips over Sheamus and then Bryan with a drop kick that sends Sheamus to the floor and Bryan with a suicide dive.
Sheamus with a punch on the floor and he tries to sends Bryan into the apron but Bryan returns the favor. Bryan tries to send Sheamus into the turnbuckles but Sheamus sends Bryan into the ring post and then he hits a back breaker as we go to commercial.
Sheamus with a quarter nelson but Bryan gets a boot up when Sheamus charges into the corner. Sheamus with a back breaker on Bryan and follows that with a forearm across the chest. Sheamus continues with more forearms that leave Bryan hanging over the middle rope and Sheamus with a knee lift and he gets a near fall.
Sheamus with a head butt to Bryan followed by a punch to the head. Sheamus sets for a superplex but Bryan blocks it and Bryan with a head butt to knock Sheamus off the turnbuckles. Bryan with a missile drop kick and both men are down. Bryan with a series of kicks to Sheamus followed by a round kick to the head but Sheamus is able to kick out.
Sheamus with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Sheamus with a double sledge to the head that almost flips Bryan. Sheamus sets for Pale Justice but Bryan escapes and Sheamus is sent to the apron. Sheamus tries for the slingshot shoulder tackle but Bryan counters with the LeBell Lock and Sheamus is able to reach the bottom rope at the last moment before he taps out.
Sheamus goes to the floor and Bryan sets for another suicide dive but Sheamus with a boot to the head and then he hits a Brogue Kick for the three count.
After the match, Sheamus screams that Smackdown belongs to him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know about the Smackdown on 9/13/01? Of course you did if you watched Raw.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring and he has his bag men with him as Cody tries to shield his face from the cameras.
We see a photo of Rey Mysterio using questionable means to help him beat Cody Rhodes on Sunday at Extreme Rules.
Cody says that there is a common expression that he is sure that the fans are familiar with. It is adding insult to injury. That is what Rey Mysterio did at Extreme Rules when Rey seared his eyes with the mist. Cody says that he hates that it will reflect as a loss in the record book. However, he exposed Rey Mysterio and forced Rey to expose himself. Rey Mysterio was desperate, gutless, and a coward.
Thankfully he won’t have to deal with the malevolence that pervades from every pore of his body because little Rey has been drafted to Raw. Cody says that his eyes are still burning and still bother him. Even through burning eyes he can see inside and out that everyone are still ugly.
As a service to everyone and at great expense to him, he will provide everyone with paper bags. He wants his assistants to hand them out and some fans are anxious to get one. Cody tells everyone to hide their hideousness and conceal their repugnance. While Cody’s face may repulse people, their ugliness offends him.
Cody leaves the ring while shunning the camera.
We see photos of the successful title defense by ShowKane against Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson of the Corre, including uncomfortable looks between Barrett and Jackson.
Match Number Two: Big Show versus Ezekiel Jackson with Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Wade Barrett
Before the match starts, Kane decides to join his tag team partner at ring side.
They lock up and Jackson pushes Show away and he points at Show. They lock up again and Jackson pushes Show away one more time and he points again. Show with a waist lock take down into a front face lock. Jackson back body drops Show and then he kicks Show and then punches him. Jackson with an elbow drop and a near fall. Jackson with a splash in the corner and then Jackson slams Show for a near fall.
Jackson with a reverse chin lock on Show but Show gets back to his feet and he hits a Saito suplex for a near fall. Jackson and Show exchange punches and Show with a clothesline or two. Show with an Irish whip followed by a running butt splash and running shoulder tackle. Show signals for the choke slam and Slater gets on the apron. Kane pulls Slater off and Kane with an uppercut to Gabriel. Barrett with a big boot to Kane. Show goes to the floor and he sends Slater into the ringside barrier and he pushes Barrett down.
Jackson with a boot to the head and clothesline when Show returned to the ring and Jackson gets the three count.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson
After the match, the member of the Corre want to congratulate Jackson, but he walks away from them and Slater, Gabriel, and Barrett look befuddled.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the video recap of the Rock’s birthday celebration from Raw.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Layla versus Alicia Fox
They lock up and Alicia with a knee and punch. Alicia puts Layla in the corner and she kicks Layla and chokes her. The referee warns Alicia. Alicia misses a charge into the corner and Layla with a back kick and LayOut for the three count.
After the match, Kharma’s music and maniacal laugh can be heard in the building.
Kharma makes her way to the ring and Layla doesn’t know what to do. Layla does the smart thing and she gets out of the ring while Alicia remains in the ring. Kharma stares at Layla before entering the ring. Layla makes her way to the back to avoid the wrath of Kharma.
Alicia hits Kharma from behind and that is her first mistake. Alicia shows no fear and probably not a lot of smarts. Alicia tries to kick Kharma but Kharma blocks the kick and hits a short arm clothesline followed by an Implant Buster.
Layla runs to the back.
Barrett, Gabriel, and Slater are walking with a purpose and they see Zeke in the locker room. They want an explanation from Zeke. Barrett doesn’t want Zeke to be the one walking away from them. Barrett wants Jackson to look at him but he refuses. Jackson with a forearm to Barrett and then Gabriel and Slater attack Jackson. The three on one attack continues and then Barrett throws a chair at Jackson that almost hits Slater. They hit Jackson with more things in the locker room. They drop a bin of towels on Jackson and Barrett tells Jackson that it was a pleasure working with him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that a lot of WWE related videos are watched on line each month?
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the end of Ezekiel Jackson’s time in the Corre.
Chavo Guerrero is joining Josh and Booker at the announce table. He says that he has an interest in any luchadore who comes to WWE.
Match Number Four: Sin Cara versus Tyson Kidd
They lock up and Kidd with a hammer lock and Sin Cara with a flying mare. Sin Cara tries for a handspring back elbow but Kidd ducks down and Cara flips over Kidd. Cara with a satellite head scissors and Kidd goes to the floor. Kidd avoids a baseball slide to the floor and Cara with a head scissors off the ring steps. Cara sends Kidd back into the ring and Kidd with a drop kick that knocks Cara off the apron.
Kidd with a suplex on the floor and then they return to the ring and Kidd gets a near fall. Kidd with a kick to the back and he gets a near fall. Kidd chokes Cara in the ropes. Kidd tries for a slingshot leg drop but Cara moves. Cara with a series of kicks and Cara hits the springboard back elbow. Cara with a head scissors and then Cara hits a cross body off the top turnbuckle and gets a near fall.
Kidd sends Cara to the apron and then Kidd tries to hit a DDT off the top. Cara with an enzuigiri and Cara hits the C4 off the top turnbuckle for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
After the match, Chavo goes into the ring with Sin Cara and he offers his hand to Cara. Cara shakes it and Chavo pulls him closer before letting go.
It is time to look at the Be A Star event in Washington D.C.
Todd Grisham is in Teddy Long’s office and he asks Teddy if it is fair that Christian has to defend his title tonight and Teddy says that it is not about being fair, but giving the fans what they want. The fans want this match tonight. Teddy says that Orton was in the Last Man Standing Match at Extreme Rules. Teddy points out that there was a WWE Title match on Raw this week. Teddy says that his job is to make Smackdown as surprising, unpredictable, and exciting as it can be. Teddy says that he has a show to run so he has to go. Teddy gives out a single holla as we go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Christian versus Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Title
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and Christian with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Christian with an uppercut. Orton responds with a back body drop and Orton follows that with a series of forearms across the chest. Christian goes to the apron and Orton tries for the IEDDT but it is too early in the match and Christian back body drops Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Christian with a hesitation drop kick that knocks Orton down on the floor. Christian tries for a pescado but Orton moves as we go to commercial
We are back and Orton stomps Christian and focuses on the abdominal area and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a series of knee drops and gets another near fall. Orton with a series of Irish whips as he turns his attention to Christian’s back. Orton with another hard Irish whip and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a waist lock on Christian.
Christian gets out of the waist lock with a few elbows followed by a punch. Orton clotheslines Christian over the top rope and both men go to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian with a chin lock on Orton. We see a replay of the clothesline before the commercial break and Josh points out that Orton caught Christian with a boot to the head as he came over the top rope.
Orton with punches and a head butt as he gets out of the hold. Christian with a back elbow for a near fall. Orton with an Irish whip and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down again. Orton punches Christian but Christian punches back. Orton with a kick and punches but Christian with a knee. Orton with a drop kick and clotheslines. Orton misses a charge into the corner and Christian with a pendulum kick followed by a drop kick off the second turnbuckle for a near fall.
Christian sets for an inverted DDT or inverted suplex but Orton punches his way out of the hold. Orton sends Christian to the apron and Christian drops Orton on the top rope. Christian with a cross body for a near fall. Christian returns to the turnbuckles for a flying back elbow and then Christian looks like he is going to set for the Killswitch but instead Orton turns around and hits a power slam for a near fall.
Christian tries for the Killswitch but Orton gets out of the hold. Christian with a drop toe hold that sends Orton into the ropes. Christian with a slingshot to the floor and he connects with an uppercut. Orton stops Christian when he tries to re-enter the ring and he hits the IEDDT but Christian kicks out.
Orton with a kick to the midsection and he tries for the Olympic Slam but Christian escapes and counters with an inverted DDT and Christian gets a near fall. Christian waits too long to take advantage and Orton hits the Olympic Slam. It is time for Orton to twist into the RKO push ups and he tries for the RKO but Orton is sent into the ropes as Christian escapes. Christian tries for the Killswitch, but Orton leap frogs Christian as he escapes. Christian tries for the sunset flip off the turnbuckles but Orton figured it was coming and he hits an RKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton celebrates his victory as we see multiple replays of the RKO that gave Orton his latest title victory.
Christian is in the ring and he looks shocked that he is no longer the World Champion. Some fans are as shocked as Christian. Christian leaves the ring to the applause of the fans and then he walks to the back.