WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (Sept. 13, 2013) from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 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:
- Big Show opened the show being made to apologize for his inaction on Raw earlier this week. Because of it, Triple H came out and suspended him without pay for the evening. And, remember, he's broke so that's kind of a big deal. He ends up getting beat down by The Shield anyway.
- A Divas match involving the Total Divas cast and the non-Total Divas cast goes to a smoz finish with AJ Lee interrupting the match. The ending brawl was bad enough they were forced to re-shoot it later.
- A Vickie Guerrero promo gets a ton of heat, enough that most of the audience had trouble hearing what she was saying.
- R-Truth and Fandango were set for a dance competition when The Miz came out declaring himself "Mizco Inferno", which is actually kind of awesome. Great Khali also shows up and Miz ends up winning when he started twerking. So, yeah, WWE had to get in on that fad.
- Ryback does an interview and bullies a guy.
- Guerrero announces in a backstage segment that Ricardo Rodriguez will not be allowed to be in Rob Van Dam's corner at Night of Champions. What's more, he'll have to face Alberto Del Rio later in the night.
- Santino Marella def. Damien Sandow. That's a real thing that happens. That damn Money in the Bank briefcase.
- Michael Cole conducts an interview with Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel that consists of Heyman essentially promising fans that if they buy the PPV this weekend, they'll get to see CM Punk destroy him. He delivered this like a plea for the fans to go against it, even asking for a public boycott of the match. It was framed just right to sell the show.
- Del Rio def. Rodriguez, of course, but RVD made the save and hit the Five Star Frog Splash to celebrate with the Big Gold Belt headed into this weekend. You know what that means, usually.
- Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler went to a disqualification thanks to interference from The Shield. The Usos came out in response to this and an impromptu six-man tag was booked. The Shield won that six man in a fine match.
- The show ended with Edge once again being featured with "The Cutting Edge", featuring Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. The two go after each other and Bryan gets the upper hand, making Orton tap to the Yes! Lock. He celebrated to close the show. You know what that means, usually.
That's the show, Cagesiders. Your thoughts?