WWE SmackDown Recap (Video): World Title Contender, Ziggler's Briefcase, Tag-team Division
|By Kian Terani | August 25, 2012 | Comments|
-Tonight, the World Title controversy from SummerSlam will be addressed by Booker T.
-RAW video of Orton's win over Del Rio
Randy Orton's music hits and he comes to the ring. He says he thrives on confrontation. He doesn't care what Del Rio thinks but he deserves to face the World Champion. He invites whoever has a problem with that to come to the ring and confront him.
Sheamus comes to the ring. He says he's not out here to disagree with him. He says Del Rio had his chance. Sheamus wants Orton at the front of the line.
Booker T's music hits and he also comes to the ring. Booker says Orton always deserves to be in the title picture but he wants to talk about Monday.
Del Rio interrupts in Spanish as he walks down the ramp with Ricardo. He says the title is his. Del Rio calls Sheamus a criminal and Orton an animal. He interrupts Booker and says the ref cheated him out of the World Title. He says it's a conspiracy and Booker is also a criminal and everyone, including the fans, is against him. He keeps cutting Booker off and not letting him explain his plans.
Booker finally interjects and tells Orton that he is always in the title picture but the man that was in-line next was Del Rio. Del Rio is pleased. Booker says that was until Del Rio came out here running his mouth, so he changed his mind. He books a rematch between Orton and Del Rio, and the winner is officially the #1 contender.
-Cole says Josh Matthews is still recovering from his injuries from Kane.
-video of Kane throwing Matthews & Tweet from Matthews
Ryback vs. Jinder Mahal
Teddy Long has joined commentary. He says that there will be a guest commentator for each match tonight and Cole needs all the help he can get.
Ryback has a mic and says Mahal is about to find his place in the food chain. He chants with the fans and Ryback makes his entrance.
-video of their confrontation from Monday
Ryback throws Mahal and hits some ground-and-pound. Mahal gets-in some offense. He hits knees to Ryback and finally drops him. More knees and he goes to cover but Ryback kicks out before 1.
Cole and Long ignore the match and argue about Booker's administration and what happened to Josh. Ryback catches Mahal's foot from a seated position and gets up to hit a high back bodydrop. Ryback hits shoulders in the corner and hits a spinning powerslam. Ryback hits a clothesline and lifts Mahal on his shoulders for his Samoan Drop finisher for the win.
Winner by pin: Ryback
-video of Kaitlyn's #1 contender's win from Monday
-Kaitlyn is on commentary and Cole is super-happy. She says she is so happy with her win that she could almost hug Cole. She doesn't.
Alicia Fox vs. Layla
Fox hits some crisp take-downs. Layla springs off the corner with a crossbody and gets 2. Fox leapfrogs and hits a dropkick for 2. Fox kicks Layla's leg out from under her in the corner and applies and half Boston Crab on the braced bad knee. Layla rolls her up for 2. Layla hits a kick to the head for the win.
Winner by pin: Layla
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