By Ryan Clark on July 31, 2012
Credit: Reynold Kings & ProWrestling.net
The Smackdown announcers were introduced. However, Booker T was not with them. This is likely part of the general manager angle that was teased earlier by WWE’s text service.
Vince McMahon announced Booker as the new general manager. Alberto Del Rio came out to talk about not competing until Summerslam. Sheamus came out and they exchanged words. Booker booked Del Rio vs Orton for later, and Sheamus vs Tensai immediately.
World Hvt. Champion Sheamus defeated Tensai.
Booker was backstage with Eve and she sucked up to him to get a job in his administration. Teddy Long was offered a Sr. Advisor to the GM job. Booker gave Teddy the chance to tell Eve that there are no more job openings.
Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella in a non-title match.
Matt Striker was backstage with Daniel Bryan and he showed a recap of Monday’s Raw with the doctor. Striker asked Bryan if he has any thoughts and he said no. The camera panned out and he had a “No No No” t-shirt. He told the crowd not to chant “Yes”, and said that he will be saying “no” more often. Of course, the crowd chanted “yes” much to his dismay.
Daniel Bryan, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler defeated Chris Jericho, Kane, and Christian in a six-man tag. The heels won when Bryan rolled up Jericho.
Striker interviewed Randy Orton backstage and welcomed him back to the show. Orton mentioned Alberto Del Rio being number one contender for the World Title. Orton said he’ll defeat Del Rio tonight.
WWE announced that Survivor Series is coming to Indianapolis on November 18. The password for the pre-sale is “series”.
Ryback defeated Jinder Mahal via DQ. The disqualification came after Jinder hit him by what appeared to be a microphone. Mahal then ran up the ramp in fear of Ryback.
The Primetime Players, including AW, were shown walking backstage.
Darren Young (w/Titus O’Neil, A.W.) beat R-Truth. A.W. introduced his team, as usual, and used his headset mic at ringside.
Layla congratulated Booker T backstage. Cody Rhodes showed up and said he hopes that ending Booker’s career earlier this year doesn’t affect their working relationship. Booker booked Sin Cara vs. Rhodes for next week.
Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) by DQ. Ricardo entered the ring and attacked Orton as he was going to set up the RKO, which caused the DQ finish. They both went up the ramp when Sheamus ran down behind Del Rio, threw him inside the ring, and into Orton’s RKO. Orton posed as the taping ended.
Dark Main Event:
John Cena vs. Big Show and Cody Rhodes in a handicap match.
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