Here’s what happened at this week’s WWE SmackDown tapings:
*Smackdown opens with a backstage segment featuring Teddy Long and Zack Ryder discussing the Raw walk-out. Long says Raw’s loss will be Smackdown’s gain.
*In the ring are Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes and Vickie Guerrero. They say that unless HHH steps down as COO, they will be boycotting live events as its not a safe working environment.
*WWE champ Alberto Del Rio comes out and says that the Smackdown stars won’t return to Raw as long as HHH is COO. He’s here to show Smackdown what Raw will be missing this Monday. Teddy Long comes out and announces Sheamus & Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes & Christian as tonight’s main event, but says that since Del Rio wants to be in action tonight, he will face Sin Cara.
*WWE champion Alberto Del Rio defeated Sin Cara. After the match, Black Cara attacked Blue Cara.
*Backstage, Matt Striker interviewed WWE Tag Team champions Air Boom, asking them why they walked out on Raw. They said it was a culmination of many things but until HHH steps down, the fans won’t see Air Boom anywhere but Smackdown.
*Jack Swagger and WWE United States champion Dolph Ziggler defeated WWE Tag Team champions Air Boom in a non title match. The champions were attacked as they made their entrance and were on the defensive for most of the match.
*WWE Divas champion Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox in 30 seconds. After the match, Fox was trapped in Beth’s submission while Natalya screamed at her on the mic to cry and scream.
*Big Show makes his return and cuts a promo about finally returning after being hurt for several months. World champion Mark Henry came out and cut a promo saying he’ll deal with Show in time, but Show hasn’t done a thing to deserve a title shot.
*Matt Striker interviewed Randy Orton, asking him why he wasn’t out there for the HHH vote of confidence on Monday. Orton says if he has a problem with HHH, he’ll deal with him personally. He says he doesn’t play well with others and doesn’t like a group mentality.
*Big Show returns to the ring and says that he wants Mark Henry tonight and wants Henry’s answer by tonight. It looks like they are adding something to the previous segment or perhaps re-filming it.
*Ezekiel Jackson pinned Jinder Mahal.
*Backstage, Johnny Ace shows up in Teddy Long’s office and says Teddy can count on him if he needs anything.
*There is a segment were Hornswoggle and Booker T do Spinaroonies, but that’s likely going to be a segment for the live house only.
*Randy Orton & Sheamus defeated WWE Intercontinental champion Cody Rhodes & Christian after Orton nailed Cody with the RKO.
*They teased something with Henry and Show but I have to head out due to an early meeting. If they did anything once they ended the taping, I’ll miss it. Interesting to note that like Dayton a few weeks ago, the entire side of the Arena where the hard cameras was located was tarped off with the entire audience on the one side of the venue.