Nash crashes and Henry destroys.
The 628th edition of WWE SmackDown was a special Tuesday edition of the Syfy juggernaut as WWE presents Super SmackDown Live, which came to you, live, from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, KS. On this super edition of SmackDown featuring Superstars from both RAW and SmackDown, the World Heavyweight Championship was up for grabs as Randy Orton defends the gold against the former champion, Christian, inside the unforgiving Steel Cage! As if that was not major enough, one night after it was revealed on RAW that WWE COO Triple H will be returning to the ring to go one-on-one with CM Punk at Night of Champions, both Triple H and CM Punk would be face-to-face as they make the match official in a contract signing! Also, the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, John Cena, goes one-on-one with SmackDown’s Wade Barrett.
- John Cena def. Wade Barrett by pin following the Attitude Adjustment.
- Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan by pin following the Senton & Lionsault.
- Divas of Doom (Natalya & Beth Phoenix) def. Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox by Beth Phoenix pinning Alicia Fox with the Glam Slam.
- Sheamus def. The Great Khali by DQ after Jinder Mahal interferes.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Steel Cage Match: Randy Orton (c) def. Christian by pin following the RKO off of the top rope to retain.
Three weeks before he challenges Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions, the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, John Cena, returns to where it all began for him as Cena appears on Super SmackDown Live. After hyping Super SmackDown Live, Cena turns his attention to the WWE Champion, Alberto Del Rio as Cena calls out the champion. Instead of Alberto Del Rio, however, Cena gets Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez. Instead of doing his traditional introduction of Alberto Del Rio, Ricardo states he has come with a message for Cena that Cena will have to wait until Night of Champions to get the “honor” of being in the same ring as Alberto Del Rio. Cena responds by saying that he has a “gift” for Alberto Del Rio that Rodriguez needs to deliver “personally” before Cena decks the personal ring announcer. This brings out Cena’s opponent, Wade Barrett, who accuses Cena of trying to “hi-jack” SmackDown, adding that SmackDown is his “territory” and he used to “own” Cena. Cena then tells the former Nexus and Corre leader that he owes Barrett some “payback” for what The Nexus put Cena through last year.
After delivering a right hand to WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, John Cena, went one-on-one with a familiar rival in Wade Barrett in the opening match of Super SmackDown Live. In the end, it was John Cena hitting the Attitude Adjustment on Wade Barrett en route to picking up an impressive win over his former rival.
“The International Sensation” was in action on SmackDown as Sin Cara went one-on-one with “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” Daniel Bryan. In the end, it was Sin Cara hitting the Senton & Lionsault on Daniel Bryan en route to picking up the win. After the match, Sin Cara shook the hand of Daniel Bryan only to lay “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” out with a kick to the head.
The sultry Lithuanian Diva, Aksana, served as the special ring announcer for the Divas tag match on Super SmackDown Live as the Divas of Doom, Natalya & Beth Phoenix faced the team of Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox. In the end, it was Beth Phoenix hitting the Glam Slam on Alicia Fox en route to picking up the win for the Divas of Doom.
After it was revealed on RAW that thirteen-time World Champion and WWE COO Triple H will return to the ring to face CM Punk at Night of Champions, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long would moderate the official contract signing between the two intense rivals. Triple H comes out first and states that the WWE Board of Directors was nice enough to let him take his suit off for “one night” to deal with CM Punk at Night of Champions. After this, the WWE COO invites CM Punk to come to the ring. “The Cult of Personality” CM Punk then makes his way to the ring for the contract signing as Punk takes a seat while Triple H chooses to stand. Punk states that the whole contract signing seems “unnecessary”, asking if Triple H added something to the contract that would allow the COO to back out if he got “cold feet”.
Triple H then states that Punk is probably wondering why the originally scheduled match between Punk and Kevin Nash was changed, adding that he thought Punk would’ve made up in “intelligence” what he lacked in “hygiene”. Triple H continues that Punk has “disrespected” him, the WWE, his father-in-law, and his wife, adding that he has “bent over backwards” to work with CM Punk, but it still was not “good enough”. The COO continues that he is the one who paid the money to the band Living Colour to let CM Punk use “Cult of Personality” for his entrance theme and he is the one who allowed the CM Punk t-shirts to be made and sold. Triple H continues that he is “trying” to be the man in the WWE, but Punk “insulted” him as a man and now Punk has to deal with him as a man. Punk states that he does not want to fight the “new” Triple H at Night of Champions, he wants the old Triple H. Punk continues that, what Triple H and Vince McMahon do not see, is that he “loves” the WWE and he wants things to be “better” in the WWE because he and the fans are “dying for a change”, adding that he is the “catalyst” for the change. Triple H interrupts, telling CM Punk that some of the people “like” the WWE as it is, adding that it is his job to “make it better” and telling that, unless CM Punk is “the man” in the WWE, than Punk does not want change. Triple H continues that they are a lot alike because they both had to do what they had to do to get to the top, but the difference is that he told everyone that he was going to go through them to do it while CM Punk “backdoored” his way around by being a “martyr”.
CM Punk tells Triple H that he is not trying to be a martyr, but maybe he is saying the “right things” and he wants the WWE to be “fun again”, adding that, before he was a wrestler, he was a fan and is still a fan. Punk continues that he has been “testing” Triple H since he was named the COO, but Triple H “failed”, adding that Triple H is “egotistical” and “vindictive”. Punk continues that Triple H hired his “old buddies” because Triple H did not want to get his hands dirty. Punk then tells Triple H not to “fine” him or “suspend” him after he kicks the COO’s ass before signing the contract. Triple H reminds CM Punk that they would not be there if it was not for Vince McMahon. Punk then tells Triple H that the COO wants to live in the “past” before saying that Vince McMahon lost touch a long time ago and so is Triple H. Triple H then signs the contract before saying that Vince would have signed the contract and stepped into the ring only to take a beating because it was “good for business”. Triple H then says that it is “completely personal” between them and, at Night of Champions, he is going to kick Punk’s “skinny, fat ass”.
Business then most certainly picks up as an irate Kevin Nash makes his way to the ring as Triple H holds CM Punk back from a fight. Nash flips the table over, but Punk breaks away from Triple H and manages to get some kicks in on Nash before Triple H shoves Punk to the mat. Then, when Punk got back to his feet, Nash leveled Punk with a big boot, leading to a confrontation between Triple H and Nash where Triple H shoves Nash and Nash shoves the COO down! How will Triple H respond after losing complete control of the whole situation involving himself, CM Punk, and Kevin Nash?
After being planted with the World’s Strongest Slam on the steel steps by Mark Henry on last week’s SmackDown, “The Great White” Sheamus went one-on-one with the seven-foot “Punjabi Nightmare” The Great Khali, with Jinder Mahal in Khali’s corner. When it looked like Sheamus was poised for victory, Jinder Mahal enters the ring, attacking Sheamus. After the match ended via disqualification, Mahal instructed Khali to attack Sheamus as Khali sends Sheamus back-first into the steel ring post. Sheamus was then able to dodge a chop by Khali, but Mahal jumps in, attacking Sheamus. However, when Mahal brought Sheamus back into the ring, Sheamus catches Jinder Mahal and plants him with the High Cross Powerbomb.
Then it was time for the main event as Randy Orton defends the World Heavyweight Championship against the former champion, Christian, in a Steel Cage Match where the only ways to win the gold are by pinfall, submission, or escaping the cage. At the end of the grueling match, it was Randy Orton delivering a stunning RKO off of the top rope to Christian, finally putting Christian away to successfully retain the World Heavyweight Title inside the Steel Cage. However, Randy Orton did not even get a chance to relish his victory as the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, Mark Henry, marches down to the ring, stepping inside the cage. “The World’s Strongest Man” then proceeds to decimate the champion by sending Orton face-first into the walls of the Steel Cage twice before flattening Orton with a big splash. Mark Henry then sent Orton face-first into the cage once more before planting the World Heavyweight Champion with the World’s Strongest Slam and holding the title belt in the air. Is this what awaits Randy Orton when he defends the World Heavyweight Title against Mark Henry at Night of Champions? Can Randy Orton find a way to stop the path of destruction of Mark Henry or will “The World’s Strongest Man” become the World Heavyweight Champion at the expense of Randy Orton?
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