WWE taped the following matches for tonight’s SmackDown:
* Santino Marella vs. Fandango
* Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
* Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Hornswoggle, Natalya and The Great Khali vs. Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes
* Mark Henry and Big Show vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton
WWE taped this week’s WWE Smackdown Tuesday night from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee. Below are full results:
* Alicia Fox defeated Aksana
* Michael Cole and JBL are out for commentary.
* Fandango’s set is lowered and out he comes to a big pop from the crowd, who tried to sing his theme song. Fandango danced and flirted with Lilian Garcia but she wasn’t having it.
* Santino Marella comes out and mocks Fandango. Fandango defeats Santino by pinfall.
* WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
* Sheamus attacks Mark Henry backstage and then walks off.
* Alberto Del Rio beat Jack Swagger by pinfall.
* The Shield appears on the big screen and cuts a promo on The Undertaker. They say he’s undefeated at WrestleMania but they have never been defeated at all.
* Hornswoggle, Natalya and The Great Khali defeated Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes in mixed tag team action.
* Big Show and Mark Henry beat Randy Orton and Sheamus in the main event.
- Antonio Cesaro spoke with WWE’s website after losing the United States Title to Kofi Kingston on last night’s RAW. Cesaro said he should be thanked for making the US Title relevant again. Cesaro called himself the answer to WWE’s problems.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett spoke with Matt Striker on the WWE App last night. Barrett said the loss to R-Truth on RAW was the wake-up he needed and said he would give Truth a title shot to prove he can beat him.
- WWE aired a segment on their app last night during RAW where Damien Sandow bet Cody Rhodes he could take any Superstar in WWE and turn them into a sophisticated member of society by the end of the summer. Cody chose The Great Khali and that’s apparently what led to the tag match on last night’s RAW.
TMZ featured an article on JTG, Yoshi Tatsu and The Great Khali chowing down on $40 worth of hot wings at Chili’s in Hoboken, New Jersey this week. Khali won the wing eating competition. Here’s a photo:
WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Jacksonville:
* Big Show is shown arriving on his bus. He comes to the ring and cuts a promo, announcing that Alberto Del Rio is suspended. Show blames Booker T for what happened and out he comes. Show vs. Kane is announced.
* Cody Rhodes beat Kofi Kingston.
* The Great Khali defeated Titus O’Neil.
* Mark Henry comes out and destroys Khali to a big pop. Henry announces the Hall of Pain is back open. Henry wants a spot in the Chamber match. Booker comes out and announces Henry vs. Randy Orton.
* Big Show quickly beat Kane.
* Alberto Del Rio is outside in the parking lot and he’s taken the wheels off Show’s tour bus. Show comes to the parking lot but gets a bunch of paint dropped on top of him from the roof. Del Rio laughs and drives off.
* Jack Swagger squashed Justin Gabriel.
* Tensai beat Drew McIntyre by DQ when 3MB attacked him. Brodus Clay made the save.
* Antonio Cesaro beat Sin Cara.
* Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton to earn a spot in the Elimination Chamber.
It was announced at last night’s WWE SmackDown tapings that the winner of the Elimination Chamber match will face the World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 29.
No word yet on the Chamber participants but Dolph Ziggler, a returning Jack Swagger, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Great Khali were teased at the tapings by Booker T. Ziggler made it clear that he didn’t want in the match and teased that he would be cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase at WrestleMania.
WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in San Diego:
* SmackDown opens with Booker T and Teddy Long in the ring for their big World Title announcement. Sheamus, Randy Orton, The Great Khali, Daniel Bryan, Kane and Dolph Ziggler are also out as Elimination Chamber participants. Ziggler interrupts and isn’t interested in all this because he already has a guaranteed shot. Booker makes Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio for later tonight. Also, Team Hell No vs. Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio. Jack Swagger returned and wanted in the Chamber but Booker says he has to earn it, as does everyone else tonight.
* Alberto Del Rio is shown looking for Big Show and he is ready to fight.
* Cara and Rey vs. Team Hell No is up next. Mysterio and Cara get the win in what was said to be a great tag team match. Kane and Bryan argued after the match.
* Matt Striker interviews Alberto Del Rio outside. Del Rio is waiting with a baseball bat but tells Striker he’s just getting some fresh air.
* The Great Khali defeated Jinder Mahal. Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre tried to get involved but Hornswoggle stopped them.
* Teddy Long tells Booker backstage that it was his idea to bring Jack Swagger back. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow come in. Booker books Sandow vs. Sheamus for tonight.
* Lots of recap videos from RAW. They show video of Vince McMahon being stretchered out of the arena with Stephanie McMahon at his side.
* Sheamus vs. Sandow is up next. The Shield ended up interfering and attacking Sheamus.
* Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton is up next. Orton wins after a RKO.
* Barrett is being interviewed backstage when he sees Bo Dallas. They brawl and Barrett gets the upperhand.
* Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston is up next. Good back and forth match. Swagger got the win with the ankle lock.
* Del Rio is outside as Big Show’s tour bus arrives. Del Rio attacks him as he gets out. They end up fighting on top of a car. Del Rio chases Show but he jumps into another car and drives away.
* Alberto Del Rio beats Dolph Ziggler with the cross armbreaker.
* Big Show is backstage and he has Ricardo Rodriguez held hostage. Del Rio runs to the back but Show knocks Ricardo out with a knockout punch.
Tonight’s WWE SmackDown will feature The Rock plus Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show in a Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight Title. Other matches taped include:
* Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro
* The Great Khali and Natalya vs. Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee
* Sheamus vs. Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal in a Handicap match
* Darren Young and Titus O’Neil vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
WWE taped the following matches tonight in Richmond, Virginia to air on the January 4th episode of SmackDown:
* The Miz vs. Heath Slater
* Natalya, Hornswoggle and The Great Khali vs. Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes
* Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title
* Layla vs. Tamina Snuka
* Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro and Big Show