The following is from Billy Krotchsen & Pwinsider:
*Smackdown opened with Teddy Long to address the World title controversy from Capitol Punishment. Long calls Christian to the ring. Christian says he deserves another title shot. Long tells him he has to earn it, so it’s Kane vs. Christian to determine the new number one contender tonight.
*Sin Cara defeated Ted DiBiase in a good match.
*Cody Rhodes came out for his match with Daniel Bryan. Bryan came out and said that unlike what Cody thinks, looks aren’t everything and showed a photo of Dusty Rhodes on the Titantron. He said Dusty may not have been the best looking guy but had charisma and was a good person, something Cody is not. DiBiase comes out when the match begins. Cody gets the win.
*Johnny Curtis vignette in catering. He stands in front of a table with ketchup, mayo and mustard. He takes the first two and leaves the mustard, because he can cut it.
*Backstage, Matt Striker interviews Big Show about being attacked by Mark Henry. Show says he’s going to get Henry back when Henry spears him out of nowhere into the set. The referees help Show up and out as Henry walks off.
*WWE Intercontinental champion Ezekiel Jackson has his first title defense, defeating Wade Barrett.
*Jack Korpela interviews World champion Randy Orton. He says that Christian getting another opportunity to be the number one contender is comical but if he has to, he will defeat him again.
*Backstage, Wade Barrett comes across Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. They mock him for losing to Jackson and say they are going to go out there and do something he can’t – win.
*Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater defeated the Usos.
*Jinder Mahal vs. Yoshi Tatsu never happened as Mahal attacked Tatsu and laid him out. Mahal cut a promo saying Great Khali is done kissing fat women and they will dominate.
*Mark Henry attacked Kane to cause a DQ in Christian vs. Kane. Randy Orton came out to even things up. Teddy Long made it a tag match. Orton nailed Christian with an RKO but Henry nailed Orton with the World’s Strongest Slam and pinned him, so Christian ends up with a title shot at the MITB PPV.