WWE SmackDown! – July 8, 2011 – Tucsan, Arizona
IN THE RING
Josh Mathews & Daniel Bryan & Sin Cara & Cody Rhodes & Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater & Wade Barrett & Kane + Sheamus + Christian + Theodore Long” Josh was in the ring with some of the MITB participants. Daniel Bryan said he was excited and nervous because he’s dreamed of being the champion since he was a little kid. Cody grabbed the microphone and said Daniel is a common man unable to do things exceptional people do, like him. Cody said he’s a blind spot but when he wins they’ll have to look him in the eye. Wade said the achievements of those men pale in comparison to what he’s achieved. Wade said he won NXT and spearheaded a revolutionary group of soldiers. Sheamus hit the ring with a chair and scared everyone away. Sheamus said he’s going to win and when Orton beats Christian he’s going to cash it in. Sheamus said he’s coming for Orton. Christian came down and said that him and the moron fans think he can’t beat Orton. Christian said there’s not much he can do about being called a weasel, but he did beat him a few weeks ago. Christian said he’s going to be the new champion after MITB. Christian said Sheamus tore up the contract last week so now there’s a new stipulation; if Orton gets DQ’d he automatically becomes the world heavyweight champion. Teddy came out and said Sheamus could face Orton tonight.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes defeated Daniel Bryan & WWE Intercontinental champion Ezekiel Jackson: Ted won the match with dream street.
Matt Striker & Mark Henry: Matt asked Mark why he beat up an innocent man and how he’s going to deal with Show on Sunday. Mark scared away Matt.
Jinder Mahal w/The Great Khali defeated Trent Baretta: Jinder won with the full nelson slam.
Todd Grisham & Sheamus: Todd asked Sheamus why he was rampaging so much recently. Sheamus said it’s an Irish thing.
A.J. w/Natalya defeated Tamina w/Alicia Fox: A.J. won with a roll up.
Mark Henry defeated Kane: Mark defeated Kane with the World’s Strongest Slam after dominating him on the outside.
Todd Grisham & World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton: Todd asked Randy why he agreed to the DQ stipulation. Randy said he’s sick of Christian asking for more and more matches, but the results going to be the same anyway. Randy said there’s no denying Sheamus is a fearsome brawler and he knows he’ll have to deal with him and to tell him good luck.
Sin Cara defeated Tyson Kidd: Sin won with the Spanish fly.
Matt Striker & Theodore Long: Matt asked Teddy what he was going to do about Mark Henry. Teddy said an investigation is ongoing. Matt asked Teddy if he’s intimidated by Mark, and Teddy left.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Jimmy & Jey Uso defeated Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater: The Uso brothers won with a superplex superfly splash combo.
Johnny Curtis: Johnny said when he makes his smackdown debut he’s going to take the cake, he took the cake from an old man. Then he laughed.
NON (WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT) TITLE MATCH
World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus by DQ: Christian hit the ring and attacked Randy, causing the DQ. Sheamus hit Christian with the brogue kick and walked into an RKO.