WWE SmackDown! – August 26, 2011 – Calgary, Alberta
Announcers: Michael Cole & Josh Mathews & Booker T
[ REVIEWED BY BRAD DYKENS ]
RECAP VIDEO: Mark Henry winning a #1 Contenders Battle Royal..
IN THE RING
Bret “The Hitman” Hart: Bret welcomed the Calgary fans to RAW, announcing that Theodore Long wasn’t there so COO Triple H had appointed him the General Manager tonight! Bret announced a Super SmackDown! Live special next Tuesday! Bret said the best part will be the main event; #1 contender Mark Henry will take on Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight title. Christian interrupted and blamed his loss at SummerSlam on “Bret’s friend” Edge. Christian said everyone is excited that Bret was there, but as a former World champion, he (Christian) is entitled to a rematch – and he wants his rematch at Super SmackDown!. Bret said Edge gave Christian the best advice when he told him to stop being a baby. Bret said Christian was becoming an embarrassment to the World title and to Canada. Bret told Christian to grow a set and start at the bottom and work his way back to the top like a man. Christian said what was embarrassing was when guys like Bret & Edge not knowing what their career is over. Christian pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to Bret; legal documents that say no WWE Superstar will receive a championship match before him. Bret said you can’t fight the law, so he’ll get his title match next week. Bret said there was only one match for a guy who has all the excuses, a steel cage match! Christian said Bret can’t do this to him! Mark Henry interrupted and said he’s been with WWE for 15 years and still has to deal with this kind of disrespect. Mark said he earned his title match and if he doesn’t get it someone will get hurt. Mark said he wants the winner of the cage match next week. Mark said as much as he respects Bret, he can’t be held responsible for what he’s gonna do. Sheamus was the next to interrupt and told a story about a his uncle and a bull that terrorized his farm. Sheamus said his uncle ended up castrating the bull. Sheamus jumped in the ring and tossed Mark Henry out of the ring.
Christian defeated Daniel Bryan: They played a video featuring Daniel Bryan’s victory at Money in the Bank and explained how he vows to cash in at next year’s WrestleMania.
FROM THE VAULT: Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio (SmackDown! 2009)
Wade Barrett forfeited his match: Wade Barrett said he has orchestrated attacks on everybody from John Cena to Vince McMahon to living legends. Wade bragged about shaking the foundation of the WWE on more than one occasion. Wade said it was beneath him to face a jobber (didn’t use that word) tonight, and promptly walked out of the match.
Sin Cara defeated Heath Slater: Sin Cara is no longer played by Mistico, but is played by developmental wrestler Hunico. Sin Cara wrestles in semi-darkness to add a mysterious effect.
NON (WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT) TITLE MATCH
World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton defeated Ted DiBiase Jr. with an RKO: They made a big deal about all three guys being former members of Legacy… Cody Rhodes accompanied Ted DiBiase to the ring, and cut a promo about Randy Orton as champion. Cody said he performs miracles, and is ressurecting the status of the Intercontinental title and the career of his dear friend Ted DiBiase. Cody said he hopes Randy believes in miracles because he (Cody) does. After the match, Cody attacked Ted and put a paper bag over his head.
NON (WWE DIVAS) TITLE MATCH
WWE Diva’s champion Kelly Kelly defeated Tamina: Beth Phoenix & Natalya did an interview before the match saying Kelly is a barbie doll and they don’t play with dolls!
Todd Grisham & Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali: Jinder Mahal scolded Khali for not doing what he was told last week (helping him win the battle royal). Mahal said Khali has been re-educated and his mission tonight is to destroy Ezekiel Jackson!
Ezekiel Jackson defeated The Great Khali w/Jinder Mahal: Jinder Mahal got up on the ring apron and was taken down by an accidental Khali chop! Ezekial capitolized and amazingly hoisted Khali up in the Torture Rack for the win!
Todd Grisham & World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton: Randy said just when he thought he got rid of Christian he is back as a thorn in his side. Randy called Christian a challenge but warned all of his opponents to never underestimate him.
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry by Countout: Mark Henry tried to World Strongest Slam Sheamus through the announce table but Sheamus escaped it and kicked Mark over the announce table to the floor! Sheamus rolled into the ring and the referee counted Mark out! After the match, Mark wanted revenge and they fought some more around the ring. Mark caught Sheamus and rammed him into the ring apron. Mark then proceeded to destroy Sheamus and gave him a World’s Strongest Slam onto the steel ring steps!