WWE SmackDown! – August 5th, 2011 – Lexington, Kentucky
[ REVIEWED BY SHANE ST. GERMAIN ]
Natalya Neidhart defeated A.J.: Natalya won with a sharpshooter and then beat the crap out of A.J. after the match. Natalya said that she’s with Beth Phoenix now. Natalya said the days of the cute perky little princess’s are over.
Matt Striker & Randy Orton: They showed the clip of Randy beating the crap out of Truth. Matt asked Randy if he was trying to send a message. Randy said there was no message. Randy said he has anger management issues but their match is no holds barred so Christian will be there to help him work through his issues. Randy said Christian is the only person to win the title by DQ but he has to win by pinfall or submission at SS.
Daniel Bryan defeated Tyson Kidd: Wade was on commentary. Daniel won with a guillotine.
IN THE RING
Zack Ryder + WWE Intercontinental champion Ezekiel Jackson + Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase + Theodore Long: Zack said the ratings went through the roof because of him. Zack said tonight is his first ever State of the Showski address. Ezekiel came down to the ring. Zeke said he’s not there to rip his head off. Zeke wants to know why Zack put him in a handicap match. Zack said he thought they agreed it would be a handicap match. Cody Rhodes came out with Ted. Cody said the term is sour grapes. Cody said he doesn’t deserve to be a champion. Cody said Zeke makes the title look bad. Cody said he will win the title and resurrect its image like he resurrected the career of Ted. Zeke said all Cody’s doing is using Ted. Zeke said there’s nothing better than freedom. Cody said Ted wants to associate with him and Zeke’s ignorance is turning the title into a memento of mediocrity. Cody said Ted is going to beat him up. Zack said he could set it up right now. Teddy said Zack would be in a match tonight against Ezekiel and Ted & Cody are banned from ringside.
NON (WWE INTERCONTINENTAL) TITLE MATCH
WWE Intercontinental champion Ezekiel Jackson defeated Zack Ryder: Zeke won with a torture rack.
Theodore Long & Aksana: The former NXT contestant said her name was Aksana and wanted to talk business with him. Teddy told her to call the office and set up an appointment. Aksana asked if she could have his personal number instead. Teddy said okay.
Mark Henry defeated Vladimir Kozlov: Mark won with the WSS. After the match Mark got a chair and crushed Vladimir’s leg in it. Sheamus hit the ring and scared him off.
Todd Grisham & Sheamus: Todd wanted to know Sheamus’ thoughts on what just happened. Sheamus said Mark doesn’t get pleasure from just hurting your opponent, you get it from ending their career. Sheamus said no one can take away his will or passion in the WWE because he’s Irish. Sheamus said he’ll drag Mark to the ocean where he can swim with Shamu and all his other friends.
SIX MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
WWE Tag Team champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty & JTG defeated Trent Barretta & Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso: David and Michael hit a double team move on Trent for the 3.
TJohnny Curtis said the time for playing is done because the writing is on the wall. Johnny debuts next week.
Matt Striker & Christian + R-Truth: Matt asked Christian his thoughts on the title match being no DQ. Christian said he’s not surprised because Randy has everyone in his back pocket. R-Truth said it’s a conspiracy. R-Truth said he’s gonna put a hurting on Randy for what he did to him last week.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Christian & R-Truth defeated Randy Orton & John Morrison: Christian managed to hit the Kill Switch for the 3.