WWE SmackDown Results: Orton Vs. Del Rio, Booker T Returns, Vince Announces GM, Rob Van Dam
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
Bryan goes to work as the crowd chants, "Yes." Bryan counters Barrett into the Yes Lock and makes him tap immediately. Super short match.
Winner by submission: Daniel Bryan
- In the back, Brad Maddox wants to shake hands with Vickie. She takes his head off with a slap to the face and walks away.
- The Miz is in the ring for MizTV. He introduces Paul Heyman to the ring. We see footage of Lesnar beating up CM Punk from Monday. Heyman salivates at the footage. Miz says he has nothing to ask Heyman and tells him to say whatever he wants. Miz holds the mic for him and looks away. Heyman gets cut off by a huge 'CM Punk' chant. Heyman says he still has love in his heart for Punk. He advises that Punk "stay down." He tells Punk to leave WWE and lick his wounds. Heyman puts Lesnar over as a beast and warns Punk to not provoke him.
Miz says he is revolted by Heyman. He drops the mic and simply walks away. Heyman picks up the mic and brings out Curtis Axel who meets Miz on the ramp. They pass with no incident. Chris Jericho enters after a break.
Intercontinental Championship: Curtis Axel (c) vs. Chris Jericho
Axel goes right to work with a side headlock and shoulderblock. Jericho knocks Axel to the floor and hits a dropkick through the ropes. Jericho comes off the top with an elbow in the ring for 2. Axel makes him hit the mat with one shot to the face and gets a 1 count. Axel hits a clothesline to the back of the head for 2. Jericho comes back and hits a crossbody off the top for 2. Axel counters the Codebreaker and gets another near fall as we go to commercial.
We're back to action as Y2J goes shoulder-first into the steel post. Axel misses with an elbow off the 2nd turnbuckle. Jericho goes on a flurry and gets 2. Axel hits a swinging neckbreaker for a 2. Y2J connects with the Lionsault and gets only 2. Jericho goes for the Walls but Heyman gets on the apron and provides the distraction. Y2J resumes his control and gets the Walls of Jericho on Axel who makes it to the ropes. Heyman is relieved at ringside. Heyman distracts again and Axel hits a swinging neckbreaker in the ring for the win.
Winner by pin And Still Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel
Ryback's music hits as Heyman shields Axel from him on the stage. Ryback walks past them and picks Jericho off the mat. Jericho tries to fight but Ryback hits the Meathook and Shellshocked. Ryback kicks Jericho in the gut for good measure and says, "See you later Chris."
- Back from a break to a suited Damien Sandow in the ring, showing off his briefcase. He says he did not screw Cody at MITB and it was every-man-for-himself. He shows footage of Cody attacking him on RAW. He says he is civilized and that he and Cody are still best friends. He tells Cody to come out to settle this. Cody gets a nice reaction. He has stitches over his right eye. Sandow says he forgives Cody for everything and he says Cody can be "protector of the case." He says Rhodes has earned it. Cody thanks him off mic and legit hits Sandow in the face with it. Sandow escapes with his briefcase.
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