By Ryan Clark on October 16, 2012
Credit: Geoffrey Craft & Prowrestling.net
After the WWE Main Event taping but before the SmackDown taping began, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler came out and addressed the crowd. He basically said he hopes to be back within the next few weeks. This won’t be shown on TV.
WWE SmackDown Taping (Airing Friday):
The show opened with Miz TV. The Miz spoke about how he lost the Intercontinental Championship. The Miz announced that he will invoke his rematch clause at Hell in a Cell. Then he introduced his guests, Team Hell No. Miz ran down Daniel Bryan for being the weak link. He said he would be the reason they lose at Hell in a Cell. Bryan and Kane argued while Miz played instigator.
Big Show came out and ran down Bryan for the 45-second thing and said nothing like that will never happen again after he beats Sheamus. Cue Dolph Ziggler. He said that he will cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase after the World Heavyweight Championship match at Hell in a Cell. Everyone argued until Miz took command, then Booker T came out. Booker booked Team Hell No vs. Ziggler and Show for later, and Miz vs. Randy Orton as well.
Randy Orton defeated The Miz. Orton won with the RKO around the ten-minute mark. Orton received a huge pop. Del Rio was in a luxury box watching the match to play up his own match with Orton at Hell in a Cell.
Backstage, Sheamus talked to Teddy Long and asked for a rematch with Wade Barrett. Teddy booked them in a lumberjack for later in the show.
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow beat Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel. Rhodes Scholars won a three-minute glorified squash.
Booker, Teddy and Eve were shown talking backstage. Eve took credit for the lumberjack match idea and made Teddy look bad.
Daniel Bryan and Kane defeated Big Show and Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match. Ziggler and Show worked over Bryan for about ten minutes until he made the hot tag to Kane. Bryan tagged back in and locked Ziggler in the No! Lock for the submission victory. Rhodes Scolars came out and attacked Team Hell No as they were celebrating/arguing on the stage.
Antonio Cesaro defeated Ted DiBiase in a non-title match. Ted DiBiase entered his same old music. A video aired of Cesaro in front of Sun Studio. He ran down Memphis and Elvis for cheap heat. Cesaro won in three minutes with the Neutralizer.
3MB made their way to the ring. They called themselves the greatest group in WWE. Drew McIntyre popped a few eardrums with his Axl Rose impression. Out came Brodus Clay for a match against Slater.
Heath Slater beat Brodus Clay. Slater won in three minutes after distractions from Mahal and McIntyre.
Layla beat Natalya. Eve was on commentary for the match.
World Hvt. Champion Sheamus defeated Wade Barrett in a lumberjack match. The lumberjacks started brawling per usual, then Team Hell No showed up to brawl. Amidst the confusion, Sheamus hit the brogue kick on Barrett for the win.
Ziggler hit his finisher. He tried to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, but Big Show hit the KO punch and said at the end of the show that he would win the belt and that the same fate would happen to him as it did to Ziggler.
Dark Main Event:
Sheamus vs. Big Show for the World Hvt. Championship never got started. The two brawled until Sheamus hit White Noise and the Brogue Kick to send the crowd home happy.
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