Location: Austin, Texas
Date: August 17th 2012 ( Taped:August 14th )
Commentators: Michael Cole & Josh Matthews
VIDEO PACKAGE: Del Rio v Sheamus feud.
IN RING SEGMENT
Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez + Booker T + Chris Jericho: Del Rio on the mic ran down Sheamus, claiming it was Sheamus who cried to Booker about getting him booted out of the title match. Booker T came out. Del Rio said Sheamus messed with his property so he made him pay, which is what a real man does. Booker said a “real man” doesn’t hire five goons to beat up one guy. Del Rio said he spoke with his lawyers, Chris Jericho came out. Jericho made fun of Del Rio’s complaining and even spoke Spanish to Del Rio. He translated to English, telling the fans he said Del Rio’s breath smells like dog poop. Jericho said he just might take Del Rio’s spot in the title match after beating Dolph Ziggler at Summerslam. Booker interjected, saying Sheamus will not be competing at Summerslam, presumably due to last week’s attack. Before addressing that situation further, Booker made a match for tonight: For the first time ever on Smackdown, Jericho vs. Del Rio.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara defeated The Miz & Cody Rhodes: After the match, Miz tried to attack Mysterio with the Intercontinental Title. Rey saw it coming though and hit Miz with the 619. He held the IC Title over his head.
TAG TEAM MATCH
Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins defeated TWO Jobbers: Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins were announced for a match, but they came to the ring where suits. They had black jackets and red button-up shirts. Reks demanded music be played and they danced and did some stripping.
Eve Torres & William Regal: Eve Torres was walking backstage. She ran into William Regal, who wished her luck. Regal reminisced about when he was in charge of Raw.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Wade Barrett
WINNER BECOMES BOOKER T’S ASSISTANT
Eve Torres defeated Kaitlyn: Teddy Long was at ringside
Booker T + Eve Torres: Booker was backstage on his phone when Eve walked in. She wanted to help Booker out with some ideas to improve Smackdown. Booker stopped her and said to run her ideas by Teddy Long.
Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan:
Antonio Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder: Santino was on commentary,after the match Cesaro assaulted Santino.
Alberto Del Rio( w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) defeated Chris Jericho: Ziggler helped Del Rio
After the match, Del Rio locked Jericho in the cross arm-breaker. Sheamus ran to the ring and tackled Del Rio, then pounded away on him. Del Rio kicked at the heavily taped arm of Sheamus, but when Sheamus showed signs of coming back, Rodriguez and Del Rio high-tailed it through the crowd. As Sheamus checked on Jericho, Booker came out. Sheamus asked Booker to reinstate his match with Del Rio at Summerslam. Booker said Sheamus is injured and he can’t do that. Sheamus said you’ll have to rip his arm off his body, and it still won’t stop him from competing. He asked again for Booker to reinstate the match. Sheamus accepted the terms that the World Title would be on the line. Booker reluctantly granted the match.