Randy Orton comes out to open the show, however Christian quickly follows behind as he makes his way to the ring. Christian says that Orton won on Sunday and that he would like to congratulate Orton on his win, however the match could have gone either way. Christian said that he would like to challenge Orton for the title, however Sheamus comes out.
Sheamus says that Christian’s time has come and went, and that now it is time for a new challenger to the World Heavyweight Championship and that person is himself. Mark Henry’s music hits and he comes out. Henry said that he also wants to put his name in the hat and become the next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. WWE SmackDown General Manager, Teddy Long comes out and says that tonight, Christian, Sheamus and Mark Henry will face off in a triple-threat match, with the winner facing Randy Orton at WWE Capitol Punishment.
In the first match of the evening, Sin Cara defeated Chavo Guerrero. Following the match, Daniel Bryan defeated Cody Rhodes. This match came about as Cody was handing out paper bags to the audience and Bryan interrupted. After the match, as Daniel Bryan was celebrating, Cody hit him with the Cross Rhodes.
Booker T is in the ring and he wants to talk to Michael Cole about the kiss my foot match at WWE Over the Limit. Booker says that at WWE Over the Limit, justice was served when Michael Cole kissed the feet of Jerry Lawler, as they once again showed the image from the pay-per-view. Booker hands Cole a packet of breath mints, before Cole walks off.
Kane defeated The Great Khali. During the match, Jinder Mahal came out, however he waited until the match was over to attack Ranjin Singh. Khali, went to help Ranjin, however hit him over the head and walked out with Mahal, who had a smile on his face.
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Heath Slater via Disqualification in a singles contest. Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel came out during the match and beat down on Ezekiel. Alicia Fox and Tamina defeated Kaitlyn and AJ. This mark’s AJ’s debut on the WWE Friday Night SmackDown brand.
In the main event of the evening, Sheamus defeated Mark Henry and Christian to become number one contender. After the match, as Randy Orton was sitting on commentary, Mark Henry came over and pushed the World Heavyweight Champion, however he was on the receiving end of an RKO. Christian argued with the ref about the count and received a Brough Kick from Sheamus, as “The Celtic Warrior” and “The Viper” had a staredown to close the show.