Date: August 10th 2012 ( Taped: August 7th)
Commentators: Michael Cole & Josh Matthews
IN RING SEGMENT
Booker T + Sheamus + Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez: Booker wants to know what’s up with the people of Houston. He says that it feels damn good to be in his home town. He mentions that this is his second week on the job and he tells Houston that he has a problem. Booker wants to show us footage from Raw when Sheamus stole Alberto Del Rio’s car while Del Rio was winning his match. Booker laughs at what Sheamus did and he says that watching Alberto freak out makes him smile. Booker says that Sheamus crossed the line and Booker wants Sheamus to come out and apologize to Del Rio.Sheamus’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Sheamus gets a mic and he tells Booker that Alberto Del Rio stood in the ring last week and told him where he came from, grew up, and conducted himself, he did not deserve to be the World Champion. He says that Del Rio tried to take his dignity, so he took Del Rio’s car. He had a lot of fun checking out San Antonio and talking with the locals. He also enjoyed having some food in Alberto’s car.Sheamus says that if you are going to do the crime, you have to do the time. Sheamus apologizes to Booker, the WWE Universe, and Alberto Del Rio. Alberto Del Rio and he is accompanied by Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto says that we are not leaving this behind us. Alberto reminds Booker that Sheamus stole his car. Sheamus is not a champion, he is just a peasant. He is a thief, thug, and criminal. Alberto says that he filed a report with the San Antonio police department.Booker stops Alberto and tells him that if charges are brought against Sheamus, then he will be stripped of his title. Alberto says that he does not care and when a World Champion acts like a common hooligan, it reflects on the General Manager. He tells Booker to do something and do it now. He suggests that he defend the World Title tonight against Alberto.Booker wants to get an answer from Alberto and Del Rio says that he is thinking about waiting to be ready for SummerSlam, but to hell with everything so let’s do it tonight.
IN RING SEGMENT
Cody Rhodes: Cody Rhodes comes out and he has something to say before his match with Sin Cara. Cody says that he is no stranger to wearing a mask. He will tell us why Sin Cara is wearing a mask. It is because he is ugly, cock-eyed, and one ear is bigger than the other. The real reason is because under the mask, there is nothing special about him.
Sin Cara defeated Cody Rhodes:
VIDEO PACKAGE: Wade Barrett returning
IN RING SEGMENT
Daniel Bryan + Kane + A.J. Lee: Daniel Bryan comes to the ring and he chants ‘NO’ while everyone else chants ‘YES’. He tells them to stop. Bryan wants to know if people think he is more than a catchphrase. He says, no, he is a former World Champion. He deserves to be in the WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam, but the woman who callously left him at the altar has not only ruined his reputation by labeling him as psychologically unstable, she has put him in a match at SummerSlam against Kane. Bryan asks if he deserves that and the fans say yes. Bryan says that the answer is No, no, no. He deserves more than to be insulted by the fans who chant yes in his face. Kane came out then A.J. tells Daniel not to leave the ring. She says that Daniel might be a little shocked to see her on Smackdown, but this was the show they first met. She is here because she was asked to be Booker’s special guest tonight. AJ says that they made a match for them at SummerSlam because they are incredibly gifted athletes. She tells Kane that they haven’t had spoke since she became GM. AJ looked at Daniel and she tells him that she doesn’t want the fact that he has been jealous of the friendship between her and Kane or the fact that Daniel has never pinned Kane in a one-on-one match and does not want it to affect his rage. She wants Daniel to prove how emotionally stable he is. She wants him to prove that he does not have anger management issues. He can start tonight by being a good sportsman and by shaking Kane’s hand.Bryan refused to do it. AJ says that she wants a clean fight at SummerSlam and she tells them to shake on it. AJ tells him to do it now. Bryan offers his hand to Kane and AJ leaves the ring. AJ winks at Kane, Kane tries for a choke slam but Bryan escapes. Bryan tries for the No Lock but Kane knocks Bryan out of the ring. Bryan runs through the crowd.
Booker T & Teddy Long + Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks: Teddy said that he was impressed with the job that Booker did regarding Alberto and Sheamus earlier.Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins enter and saythat they are looking for an opportunity.Booker says that they have a great look and a great future. He tells them that they need to step it up. He mentions that he saw what they did against Ryback and they couldn’t get the job done. Booker says that he is looking for A Plus talent and nothing else will do. Tyler tells Curt that he cannot go back to his old job.Booker tells them to raise up.
Jinder Mahal defeated Two Jobbers: After the match Ryback came out,scared Mahal aaway then gave the jobbers his finisher,
HIGHLIGHT REEL ( IN RING SEGMENT)
Chris Jericho + Vickie Gurrero + Dolph Ziggler: He said that for the first time in two years, he gets to say ‘Welcome to the Highlight Reel’ on Smackdown.Vickie interrupts Chris and she excuses her way to the ring. She says that Chris’ guest will not lower himself to appear on this show. Vickie says that she is here to speak on her client’s behalf. Vickie says that Dolph is the future World Champion.
Chris says that they are flexible on the Highlight Reel. If they cannot interview Dolph, he has no problem interviewing his mother. Chris tells Vickie to stop. Vickie says that one more insult and she is walking out of the show and he will have no guests. Chris points out that Dolph and Vickie are saying that Chris cannot win the big ones, but Dolph cannot even win the little ones. He points out that Riley has only won one match in 2012, even though he is the future of the company. Vickie says that Dolph does not waste his time with Jericho because Chris does not have the facts. Vickie tells Chris that Dolph doesn’t just think that Jericho has lost his touch and cannot win the big one. Dolph knows it and he will prove it at SummerSlam.Jericho tells Vickie that he doesn’t have to prove himself to anyone. His legacy stands on its own. Dolph did say something. Dolph was right that his record wasn’t that great in the big ones. Maybe it is time to change and to bring back Y2J. He says that Y2J is back.He accepts the challenge at SummerSlam and he will prove to Vickie, Ziggy, and every Jericholic that he has never lost his touch and he will never lose it again. Ziggler tries to attack Jericho from behind but Jericho avoids him. Vickie slaps Jericho and she backs up into the corner and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Jericho.Dolph waits for Jericho to get up and he nails Jericho in the head with the briefcase.
#1 CONTENDERS MATCH FOR THE TAG TEAM TITLES
Prime Time Players ( Darren Young & Titus O Neil) w/ Abraham Washington defeated Primo & Epico by disqualification: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth went on commentary. Washington threw some water on Kofi and Truth and they chase Abe into the ring and they attack Titus and Darren, causing the referee to call for the bell. AW’s last appearance.
Christian defeated Antonio Cesaro ( w/ Aksana): After the match Christian was beaten.
Booker T & Eve + Teddy Long & Kaitlyn: Eve says that she is looking for a job with Booker. Booker says that they don’t have any jobs. Teddy Long enters with Kaitlyn ,Teddy says that Kaitlyn has something to ask Booker. She says that she is super psyched that Booker is in charge and she suggests that she should be Booker’s assistant. Booker says that since Teddy is recommending her, she can have the job. Eve that she is more qualified than Kaitlyn. Eve blames Teddy for this. She says that Booker will not like it when the Board of Directors hears about the discriminatory hiring practices.Eve and Teddy argue and Booker has a suggestion. He says that we will have a match next week between Kaitlyn and Eve with the winner getting the job.
NON ( INTERCONTINENTAL) TITLE MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated The Miz:
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) didn’t start: Before the match can start, the ‘authorities’ come to the ring and he tells them that he never filed the report. He wants them to leave. Del Rio says that he wants his title match. They get on the apron and surround Sheamus.
Sheamus runs Del Rio into the turnbuckles but Ricardo and the rest of police attack Sheamus. Del Rio yells at Sheamus and then he stands over Sheamus as he tries to get up. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker and then he releases it.