WWE Friday Night SmackDown April 8, 2011 Results

Five nights after a historic and unforgettable WrestleMania, the 607th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, NC. After their loss at WrestleMania and their failed attack on The Rock and John Cena on RAW, The Corre would be looking to get back on track as Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, and WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel would face “The Big Red Machine” Kane, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, former WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella, and former Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a unique WrestleMania rematch as these two teams would face off in the first ever 2-out-of-3 Falls 8-Man Tag Match!

Match Results

  • 2-out-of-3 Falls 8-Man Tag Match: Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston def. The Corre with a score of 2-1.
  1. Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston def. The Corre by Kofi Kingston pinning Justin Gabriel with a high cross body.
  2. The Corre def. Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston by Wade Barrett pinning Santino Marella following Wasteland.
  3. Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston def. The Corre by DQ after all four members of The Corre attack Kane.
  • Cody Rhodes def. Trent Barreta by pin following Cross Rhodes.
  • Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly def. LayCool by Kelly Kelly rolling up Layla.
  • #1 Contender’s Match for the World Heavyweight Title: Alberto Del Rio (with Brodus Clay) def. Christian (with Edge) by pin following the enziguiri to become the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at WWE Extreme Rules.

Detailed Results

Five nights after, not only failing to win the World Heavyweight Title from Edge, but having his $100,000 Rolls Royce destroyed by Edge & Christian, SmackDown kicks off with “The Mexican Elitist” Alberto Del Rio and his entourage of his personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, and his protégé, Brodus Clay! Del Rio states that his “destiny was delayed” at WrestleMania, thanks to Edge and the “coward”, Christian, who “destroyed” his “WrestleMania moment” and also “destroyed” his $120,000 Rolls Royce! Del Rio states that his cars are like his “children”, but he is going to make Edge & Christian “pay”, but before Del Rio can continue, “The Mexican Elitist” is interrupted by the World Heavyweight Champion, Edge, who comes out on the back of a tow truck with Del Rio’s destroyed Rolls Royce on the back! Edge states that, when he saw Del Rio crying over his totaled car at WrestleMania, he assumed it was because Del Rio is a “greedy, arrogant, narcissistic moron who puts material things over everything else in his life”, but when Del Rio said that his car is like his “child”, he “reassessed” his thoughts and that, like a “child”, the car needs some “tender love and care”! Edge would then proceed to spray paint the hood of the car in yellow!

Alberto Del Rio would state that he was very close to making Edge “tap out” at WrestleMania, but Edge interrupts and tells Del Rio that he did not get the “job done” and that is why Del Rio is “whining and crying” in the ring while he is still the World Heavyweight Champion! Del Rio then demands a rematch for the World Heavyweight Title, but Edge denies the request, citing that Del Rio can not “change” his “destiny” and Del Rio “lost”! Edge continues that there are many contenders who deserve it more than Del Rio before the driver of the tow truck is revealed to be Christian as Edge reminds Del Rio that Christian has beaten Del Rio twice before telling Del Rio that, if he wants a “fight”, then they will give him one! As Edge & Christian walk to the ring, they are halted by the General Manager of SmackDown, Theodore Long, who announces that, on SmackDown, Christian will go one-on-one with Alberto Del Rio with the winner challenging Edge for the World Heavyweight Title at WWE Extreme Rules in Edge’s specialty, a Ladder Match! Who will become the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at WWE Extreme Rules? Will Alberto Del Rio get his WrestleMania rematch or will we see two Ladder Match veterans square off for the World Heavyweight Title?

In a WrestleMania rematch demanded by The Corre, the opening match of the night would see The Corre trying to redeem themselves from their loss at WrestleMania and their failed attack on The Rock and John Cena on RAW as Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, and WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel would face “The Big Red Machine” Kane, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, former WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella, and former Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in the first ever 2-out-of-3 Falls 8-Man Tag Match! The first fall of the match would see Kofi Kingston diving off of the top rope with a high cross body on Justin Gabriel en route to pinning the WWE Tag Team Champion to put the team of Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston up one fall to zero! The second fall of the match would see Corre member Wade Barrett hit the Wasteland on Santino Marella to even up the score at one to one between the two teams! In the end, it was a complete breakdown of the match as all four members of The Corre entered the ring and attacked Kane, forcing the referee to end the match via disqualification! After the match, Big Show and Kofi Kingston would come to the aid of Kane as Kofi Kingston would hit Trouble In Paradise on Wade Barrett before Kane would hit the chokeslam on Heath Slater and Big Show would blast Justin Gabriel with the Knockout Punch! All four men would then turn their attention to the monster of The Corre, Ezekiel Jackson, as Kane, Big Show, and Santino Marella would deliver a three-man chokeslam to “Big Zeke”, leaving Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella, & Kofi Kingston all standing tall in the ring! How will The Corre respond to their second 8-Man Tag loss in a week, as well as the post-match beat down?

Five nights after his controversial win over Rey Mysterio where he used Rey’s own knee brace to allow him to pick up the win, Cody Rhodes would be in action on SmackDown as Rhodes would go one-on-one with “The Dude Buster” Trent Barreta! In the end, it was Cody Rhodes hitting the Cross Rhodes on Trent Barreta en route to picking up the win! After the match, Cody Rhodes would deal out more punishment to Trent Barreta as Rhodes would repeatedly strike Barreta with headbutts to Barreta using the protective face mask, but Rey Mysterio would rush out and attack Rhodes as Rhodes would narrowly escape! How will Cody Rhodes respond to Rey Mysterio’s involvement?

Five nights after they were part of the losing team in a 6-Person Mixed Tag Match against Snooki, Trish Stratus, & John Morrison at WrestleMania, LayCool would be looking to rebound as Layla & Michelle McCool would face Kelly Kelly & “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix in Divas tag action! During the match, Michelle McCool would be sent into the ropes, inadvertently knocking Layla to the floor in the process and, when McCool went for the tag, Layla was still recovering on the floor, leading to a confrontation between Layla and McCool as McCool would shove Layla before getting back on the apron! A little later on in the match, Layla would try to tag Michelle McCool, but McCool would have a sudden and apparent back injury as McCool would tell Layla that her “back hurts”! The distraction would allow Kelly Kelly to roll Layla up en route to picking up the win for her team! Can Layla & Michelle McCool continue on as a team or is LayCool done for?

Five nights after the anonymous General Manager of RAW ruled him the winner of his WrestleMania match against Jerry “The King” Lawler and four nights after he squirted barbecue sauce all over Hall of Famer Jim Ross on RAW, commentator Michael Cole would proclaim “who shot J.R.?” before the confident commentator would introduce his trainer and a Superstar who cares only about his “personal well-being”, Jack Swagger! Swagger states that there is “plenty of Team Cole to go around” before stating that it was “easy” to prepare Michael Cole for his WrestleMania match as you start with “superior intelligence” and “mix it with insatiable desire” and, on top of all that, a “man with gifted ability from head to toe”! Swagger continues that only Michael Cole can have his first match at WrestleMania, “earn a dominating victory”, and become the “new Mr. WrestleMania” before telling the fans to “applaud” Cole! Cole then praises Jack Swagger and states that, in a “fair fight”, there is “no one” who can defeat Jack Swagger! Cole and Swagger would then do their “victory lap” before they are interrupted by the shocking appearance of the worldwide high-flying sensation, Sin Cara!

After targeting United States Champion Sheamus on RAW, the mysterious Sin Cara would make a surprise appearance on SmackDown as Cara would target Jack Swagger as the high flyer would hit a springboard elbow on Swagger before sending Swagger to the outside where Sin Cara would take flight, taking Swagger down with a corkscrew cross body! Where will Sin Cara appear next and who will Sin Cara target next?

Then it was time for the main event as, five nights after failing to win the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, Alberto Del Rio would be looking to earn his rematch as “The Mexican Elitist”, with Brodus Clay and Ricardo Rodriguez in his corner, would go one-on-one with “Captain Charisma” Christian with the winner challenging Edge in a Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Title in four weeks at WWE Extreme Rules with World Heavyweight Champion Edge a guest on commentary! During the match, Brodus Clay would temporarily distract Christian, but Edge would get up from his seat to deliver the Spear to Clay, but the distraction would be enough for Alberto Del Rio to catch Christian with an enziguiri on Christian, knocking Christian off of the top rope en route to pinning Christian to pick up the win and become the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at WWE Extreme Rules where Del Rio will challenge Edge for the gold in Edge’s specialty, a Ladder Match! Can Alberto Del Rio fulfill his “destiny” at WWE Extreme Rules by becoming the World Heavyweight Champion or will Edge’s prowess in Ladder Matches trump “destiny” and keep the title with Edge?

What did you think of this week’s SmackDown? Post your comments in the box below.

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    I’m fed up with the way Christian is treated! He deserves a title shot!

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