WWE SmackDown! – September 9, 2011 – Toledo, Ohio
IN RING SEGMENT
Mark Henry made his way down to the ring and tells everyone about the Hall of Pain and how many men have walking into the ring but they all have had to be carried out. Henry then went on to say that he has been with the company for fifteen years and that some people think his best years are behind him. He then asks the crowd to ask The Big Show and Kane, because they have special wings in the Hall of Pain, and at Night of Champions, Randy Orton is going to be inducted. In the Hall there are broken bones, dreams and hope. Henry then says people are saying the beating he gave Orton last week was the worst Orton has ever been given, and to Henry that is just the start because there is more where that came from. He says his whole career has lead him to this point he is more dangerous and more reckless, he is the worlds strongest man and come Night of Champions you are looking at the new World Heavyweight Champion. At which point Zack Ryder’s music hits and Ryder makes his way out saying that Henry is on a roll and the two of them should be broskis. This infuriated Mark Henry as he proceeds to ask if Ryder has a death wish for coming out and interrupting him. Ryder quickly tells Henry that he meant no disrespect and as the assistant to the SmackDown! General Manager he was there to inform Mark that both he and Randy Orton would be in action that night. They would not be facing each other however as Teddy Long instituted a no contact rule between both Henry and Orton. Ryder then tried to leave but Henry called him back into the ring, and had Ryder go right up to him face to face to thank him for the heads up. Ryder tried to leave once again but Henry called him back over once more to ask him a question, who he thought would win at Night of Champions. Ryder cracked a joke saying Beth Phoenix has Kelly Kelly’s number before getting defensive saying if he said Randy Orton, Mark Henry would snort him up one nostril and shoot him out the other. Again Ryder tried to leave but as he does so Henry grabbed Ryder by the collar and brings him back into the ring, and asks Ryder, you just said I couldn’t put my hands on Orton, right? Which Ryder agreed with by slowly nodding his head. Mark then says you know I am going to have to put my hands on somebody then right? As he said that he dropped the microphone and the two men exchange forearms till Ryder was knocked down. Then Mark picked Ryder back up and nailed the World’s Strongest Slam. As Mark Henry stood in the ring, Ezekiel Jackson’s music hit and he made is way out for a singles match against Mark Henry.
Mark Henry defeated Ezekiel Jackson: Henry won with the World’s Strongest Slam.
Teddy Long was in his office talking on the phone, where he is talking about how there is not a better person for the cover of WWE ’12 video game. When he hung up the phone music began to play and Aksana walked into the room and he complemented her on how she looked. Aksana then asked if she could ring announce for the divas again. Teddy said that he let her be the special guest ring announcer last week, if he let her do it every week it wouldn’t be so special now would it. Aksana then said that ring announcing isn’t the only special thing she can do with her mouth, she can sing too. She then added she thought they could make beautiful music together. Teddy Long said that sounded good but he needed to check on Zack Ryder now.
Sin Cara defeated Tyson Kid: Sin Cara won with the Spanish Fly.
IN RING SEGMENT
After Sin Cara’s match Josh Matthews entered the ring to conduct an interview with him. Josh started the interview off by saying he didn’t know if Sin Cara would understand him because he doesn’t speak English but we have seen a more aggressive side and wanted to know where this is coming from. Sin Cara then says in English that he is a fierce competitor and ever since he started here in the WWE he had held back in respect of the other but now nothing was going to stop him, the real Sin Cara. After that while Sin Cara was still in the ring Daniel Bryan made his way to the ring saying Sin Cara speaking English he didn’t see that coming but he also never saw Sin Cara kicking him in the head after their match last week, and now they have a problem which they can solve by having a rematch next week and Sin Cara can be as fierce as he wants. Sin Cara responds by attacking Bryan and locked him in Daniel Bryan’s own finisher, the LeBelle Lock.
Matt Strike is with Randy Orton. Striker says later tonight Orton will be going one on one with his former Legacy partner Cody Rhodes, and wanted to know his thoughts on the mater. Orton said ever since Cody’s face was bashed in he’s been a changed man and not for the better, the paper bags, the mask, he is unstable. Now Mark Henry his attack last week was well calculated and smart usually words not used with Henry but they are now. Mark has people wondering what can stop him and that is simple a RKO.
SINGLES DIVAS MATCH
Kelly Kelly defeated Natalya: Kelly won with a small package pin.
IN RING SEGMENT
Christian made his way out and said that the following match has been postponed including all other matches tonight because Teddy Long refuses to do the right thing. Last week he was forced to main event on RAW where he was double teamed by Sheamus and John Cena. He then manned up less than 24 hours later and still took Randy Orton to his limits in a steel cage match. He then went on to say that he deserved one more chance. Sheamus’s music hit and he came out and told Christian to quit it because it has become embarrassing. Christian yelled at Sheamus to shut up but Sheamus said one he wanted his match to start, two no one wanted to see Christian to get another shot and three Christian has no more matches for the championship and he will get out of the ring right now. Christian then backed down and left the ring.
Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett: Christian ran out and attacked Sheamus for the DQ.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali: Kingston won with Trouble in Paradise.
IN RING SEGMENT
Cody Rhodes came out to the ring with a microphone before his match with Randy Orton. Even though his face is fractured he is still an inspiration. He has been surrounded by people in his career that are jealous of him and that he was trying to inspire Ted DiBiase with his success but Ted was happy just being Ted and he would not let himself sink with him. Earlier tonight Randy Orton said that he was unstable, well look who is talking because there is a fine line between unstable and thriving, and Orton has inspired him to show Orton just how unstable he can be.
Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes: Orton won with RKO. After the match Mark Henry comes to the ring and exchanged blows with Orton till he got the upper hand and hit Randy with World’s Strongest Slam. Mark Henry then uses a chair to choke Orton and yelled at him saying he could have broken his leg if he had wanted to as the camera faded to black.