WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (Nov. 16, 2012) from Cleveland 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 PW Torch):
- Once again, MizTV kicks off the show, this time with Mick Foley as guest. Actually, the entire Team Foley squad were guests, as Foley called a team meeting so they could try to hash out their differences. That never really happened, though, because there's still beef between Kofi Kingston and Miz, Kane and Daniel Bryan, and Randy Orton just doesn't trust anyone. Then Team Ziggler hits and they too tease a little dissension before Foley says he has matchmaking powers thanks to Booker T and he books the rest of the show. Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Miz and Randy Orton, Wade Barrett vs. Kane, and Damien Sandow vs. Kingston.
- Sandow def. Kofi with a roll up and a hand full of tights.
- Kaitlyn, Layla, and Natalya def. Eve, Aksana and Alicia Fox in a match no one cared about.
- Orton and Miz def. Del Rio and Ziggler. Miz, in his hometown, won with his finisher by pinning Del Rio but was hit with the RKO from Orton immediately after. Apparently, this got a lot of boos. Heel turn coming?
- Sheamus was shown waiting in the parking lot to assault Big Show, though he's threatened by Booker T to back off or face consequences. He hits the ring to call Show out but Show doesn't want to tango until Sunday night. Booker T makes the main event against a guy who is hinted at being even bigger than Big Show.
- Kane vs. Barrett never really happened because it was just the match used to showcase a big brawl between the two teams at Survivor Series this weekend. Orton cleaned house using the RKO with Miz looking on from the ramp.
- Antonio Cesaro def. Sin Cara with R-Truth on commentary, a simple match to get ready for the PPV.
- Big Show def. Great Khali to close the show in what was described as a painful clunker. Sheamus attacked show before the fade to black and laid him out. That's how we head to Sunday night.
That's the show, folks. How does it sound to you?