WWE Smackdown July 27 2012
This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown starts off with a recap/hype video for the 1000th episode of WWE RAW, with Damien Sandow’s humiliation at the hands of DX, Heath Slater’s humiliation at the hands of Lita and the RAW legends, the return of the hand Mae Young gave birth to (all grown up now), Daniel Bryan getting stood up and Rock Bottomed at his wedding, The Miz winning the IC title from Christian, AJ becoming the GM and CM Punk turning heel by taking advantage of Big Show’s interference in the match against Cena and laying out The Rock.
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The Miz comes out to the ring and thanks all of Christian’s peeps for voting for him to defend the title. He’s the new IC Champ because he’s The Miz and he’s….Out comes Christian, mocking The Miz’s catchphrase. He says he’s not going to wait to invoke his rematch clause – he’s going to do that right here and right now.
Match 1 – IC Title: The Miz vs Christian
The Miz wins and retains the title with a rollup after him and Christian reverse each other’s finishers.
“Don’t Try This at Home” PSA with Daniel Bryan.
Match 2 – Ryback vs Jinder Mahal
Ryback gets the win after Jinder gets himself counted out.
A more in-depth recap of the ending to the WWE Title match on RAW, with Big Show attacking Cena as he has Punk in the STF, Punk not sure what to do before taking out The Rock.
Touters praising CM Punk for laying out The Rock.
Sheamus and Daniel Bryan backstage. Sheamus had a present for Bryan’s wedding night, but he gives it to him anyway. Bryan looks at it and he isn’t amused. He throws it away before going after Sheamus. The camera then focuses on the present itself – a book with a photo of Sheamus Brogue Kicking Bryan at Wrestlemania with a “How to last longer than 18 seconds” caption.
Match 3 – Sheamus vs Cody Rhodes
Sheamus wins with the Brogue Kick. Dolph Ziggler comes to ringside mid-match with Vickie Guerrero and his MITB briefcase.
Ziggler is about to cash in his MITB, but decides against it at the last moment. Suddenly Chris Jericho shows up wearing a Ziggler shirt and tosses Ziggler into the ring with Sheamus for a Borgue Kick. After Sheamus leaves, Jericho hits Ziggler with a Codebreaker.
Match 5 – Santino vs Antonio Cesaro
Cesaro wins with a Styles Clash-like move after avoiding the Cobra
Recap of Damien Sandow and Degeneration X from WWE RAW
Match 6 – Damien Sandow vs Yoshi Tatsu
Sandow squashes Tatsu and grabs the mic for a promo.
He addresses all the ruffian-like wretches who enjoyed what happened to him at the hands of DX , says he is their martyr, you’re welcome. He then does his signature cartwheel.
Main Event: #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship – Kane vs Alberto Del Rio vs Daniel Bryan vs Rey Mysterio
Del Rio gets the win after pulling Mysterio off Bryan following a double 619 to him and Del Rio, allowing Del Rio to pin Bryan. Creative spot by Kane mid-match, holding Del Rio’s hand while he’s in the YES!Lock to prevent him from tapping.