The show opens with replays from Monday Night Raw showing highlights of the draft. And the opening includes new roster members like Orton, Henry, Sin Cara, and Sheamus. And they show the Heavyweight once again hanging high above the middle of the ring. They announce Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel in a rematch with Kane & Big Show for the tag titles, as well as Rey Mysterio versus Mark Henry in his last match on Smackdown.
Randy Orton's music hits to a large pop from the crowd. He comes out with his trademark red opening, showing bright white smiles, and sporting Smackdown blue. He takes the mic to a loud Randy chant, and introduces himself to the Smackdown fans. He talks about his unfinished business this Sunday with CM Punk at Extreme Rules. But he is interrupted by new Raw superstar, Drew McIntyre minus his trademark pony tail. He brags about being drafted to Raw, and as he gets in the ring, he stands toe to toe, face to face with Orton as the crowd yells an RKO chant. He tries to hit him with the Future Shock, but Orton slithers out of it and hits an RKO. Drew is now gone so Orton tries to continue, but he is interrupted again, this time by Alex Riley, who was also drafted to Smackdown. He can't even say a word as he walks into an RKO from Orton. Orton grabs the mic again, looks towards the stage, and tries to continue. But he's interrupted yet again this time by Raw bound Alberto Del Rio. He comes out to the stage with Ricardo & Clay. He does his "already know that" spiel as he walks to the ring. He also brags about going to Raw and that he will take the Heavyweight title to Raw. He and his cronies get in the ring to jump Orton, but Christian comes to the ring help even the odds a bit. Before a fight can break out, Teddy Long comes to the stage. He announces a tag team match for the main event with Christian & Orton against Del Rio & Clay. The crowd loves it and we go to our first commercial break.
Kofi Kingston vs U.S. Champ Sheamus (non-title)
Back from break and new Raw superstar Kofi Kingston comes out for a match. He's on the ramp as his pyro is going off, but he is attacked from behind by Smackdown newbie, the U.S. Champ Sheamus. The fight is taken all the way to the ringside area. Sheamus ends the beating with a Brogue Kick to Kofi's head inside the ring. They reannounce Mysterio & Henry for later, and we go to another commercial break.
No Winner Here, match didn't start
Back from break to a replay of Cole's match with JR from Raw on Monday Night. Back to the arena, and Cole is in the ring with a busted lip and a shiner as he does his "attention" speil. He gets a lot of heat from the crowd and he introduces Swagger out to the ring. Thankfully, hopefully in respect to the british newlyweds, he's not doing his sir gimmick & calling himself royalty. Though his penalty box is still adorned with the same detail in recent weeks since being knighted. Swagger comes out in his Raw shirt & the two parade around the ring. Sin Cara's music hits the arena as their match starts.
Sin Cara vs Jack Swagger
As his pyro goes off, Cara clears the top rope as he leaps into the ring, mostly due to a catapult not shown on camera. Despite Swagger's powerful offense, Sin Cara is still able to fight back with his fast & furious offense. During the match, the lighting over the ring is casting a blue & yellow glow onto the ringside area. The match turns when Swagger goes for a Swagger bomb, but Cara gets his knees up. Just as Cara is getting his momentum, Swagger kicks him with a big boot to the head. Cole hands him a belt to use, but Cara goes up on Swagger's shoulders, and rolls him up for the quick win.
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