Site contributor Fritz attended last night’s WWE SmackDown! taping in Des Moines, Iowa, which will air this Friday on SyFy. If you ever attend a live event (or any general wrestling news, for that matter) and want to write up a report for thousands of fans to read, please send it in to webmaster@WrestleHeat.com and we’ll give you full credit for the results and/or news report.
(1) Christian defeated Mark Henry. After the match, Christian requested to Teddy Long that he be added to the World Heavyweight Title match tonight between Randy Orton and Sheamus. Teddy made Christian the special referee.
(2) Alicia Fox and Tamina beat Kaitlyn and AJ Lee in a rematch.
Cody Rhodes came out and talked about wanting to hurt Daniel Bryan.
(3) Jinder Mahal squashed Yoshi Tatsu. The Great Khali attacked Tatsu after the match.
Another WWE Capitol Punishment promo with Obama.
(4) Ezekiel Jackson beats WWE IC Champion Wade Barrett by count out so he doesn’t win the belt. Jackson fights Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel after the match while Barrett walked off.
Segment with Sheamus and Christian. Sheamus is playing nice. Christian isn’t falling for it and tells Sheamus he needs to focus on Randy Orton.
(5) Daniel Bryan beat Ted DiBiase with the LaBell Lock. Cody Rhodes came out with paper bags and teamed with DiBiase to beat Bryan down after the match. Sin Cara came out and cleared the ring for the save. Cara’s entrance was botched as they hit the special effects and his music too early.
(6) Randy Orton beat Sheamus with the World Title on the line and Christian as special referee. Sheamus knocked Christian down early. At one point Sheamus had Orton pinned but Christian went to selling his arm from Sheamus hitting him. Orton hits a nice RKO on Sheamus for the win. After the match, Christian lays out Orton with the World Title belt to end the show.