Thanks to Devin Cox of PWInsider for the following recap from this week’s WWE SmackDown taping, set to air on Friday, November 4, 2011:
*Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes in an awesome Street Fight following a hanging DDT on the outside off the barricade to the floor and then an RKO inside the ring. This was a great brawl through the crowd with Rhodes’ mask being used as a weapon. Orton bagged Rhodes after.
*Ted DiBiase defeated Tyson Kidd.
*World champion Mark Henry was interviewed backstage. He began bullying Daniel Bryan, mocking his Money In The Bank briefcase, saying Bryan could never beat him. He challenged Bryan to wrestle him tonight and Bryan accepted.
*Alicia Fox pinned Natalya.
*Big Show comes out and says he’s going to knock out Mark Henry once for every week of Dmackdown where their business goes unfinished. Christian comes out and says Show had his chance and failed. He insults the South (Show is originally from Aiken, SC). Show acts like he was going to KO Christian, then promises he won’t. Instead he chokeslams him and leaves him laying.
*Sheamus comes out for his scheduled match against Christian but he’s out from the chokeslam. Wade Barrett comes out and offers to replace him and they ring the bell.
*Barrett pinned Sheamus with a roll up after Christian distracted him. Christian was outside from the chokeslam the entire bout. Sheamus tries to get Barrett after the bout but Christian spears him,
*After a break, we see Sheamus brawling backstage with Christian and Barrett until they are all separated by security.
*Backstage, Big Show tells Daniel Bryan to take special care of his briefcase, because Show will be in his corner tonight against Mark Henry.
*Sin Cara vs. the debuting Epico from WWE developmental. Hunico interferes and they double team Cara. They nailed a double team move but messed it up and did it again. That’ll be edited.
*World champion Mark Henry defeated Daniel Bryan by DQ when Big Show interfered and knocked out Henry. Bryan acts like he might cash in but is nailed by Henry and hit with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry nailed Show with the briefcase. No cashing in.
Afterward, Teddy Long announced Show vs. Henry for Survivor Series and we end with a staredown.