WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (Oct. 5, 2012) from Tulsa but the show was taped, as usual, on Tuesday night. That means full spoilers are readily available if you're the impatient type who doesn't want to wait a couple days for the payoff.
Unwrap that present early (via ProWrestling.net):
-- The first episode of WWE Main Event was also taped but I won't spoil that here. We'll have a live blog of the one-hour show on Ion at 8 p.m. ET tonight.
-- Big Show and Sheamus kicked off the show with what sounds like a horrifically boring segment. Sheamus wants to shake Show's hand but that doesn't happen then the reverse. It's a big game of chicken, I guess. Sounds dumb.
-- The Prime Time Players def. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth in the first round of the tag team title tournament. From tag champs to jobbers, just like that. Singles losses, tag losses; quite the fall.
-- Ryback def. Primo in his usual fashion. The assumption is that WWE made sure to switch him from a 400-pound opponent to a 125-pound guy he could throw around. That's what happened and it is what it is, right?
-- Wade Barrett def. a "local athlete." Looks like he's getting the same rise as Ryback.
-- The Miz def. Sheamus via disqualification when Big Show cost the world heavyweight champion the match by hitting Miz with the WMD. Simple booking.
-- David Otunga and Alberto Del Rio set up an angle with Randy Orton talking down on him for being injured. That's the excuse for his not being there while he's out filming the 12 Rounds Reloaded movie. These two would get booked in a match against Team Hell No and lose because of course Team Hell No would win.
-- Tensai def. Big Show via disqualification when Sheamus cost the number one contender the match by hitting Tensai with the Brogue Kick. Simple booking.
-- CM Punk def. Dolph Ziggler in a main event that was set up earlier in the evening.
This sounds incredibly underwhelming but SmackDown always seems to deliver despite reports from arenas and these spoilers.
Cagesiders, what do you think about it?