WWE Smackdown Recap: Harper Vs. Bryan, Ryback Open Challenge, Tag Titles Defended, More

Tonight's Smackdown opens with JBL and Michael Cole on commentary.

WWE Tag Team Championships
Cody Rhodes and Goldust (c) vs. The Real Americans

The champs have the upper hand for the majority of the beginning part of the match. Cody eventually gets knocked out of the ring by Cesaro right before things head to commercial. Back from commercial and Cesaro is in control of Cody. Swagger tags in and hits the Swagger bomb. Cesaro tags in and hits his leap frog over Swagger double boot stomp. Swagger tags in. Cesaro slingshots Cody into Swagger and Swagger slams him to the mat. Cesaro back in with a headlock. Cody gets to his feet and hits an elbow on a charging Cesaro. Swagger tries to attack Cody, but Cody backdrops him to the outside.

Cody tries to tag in Goldust, but Swagger pulls him off the apron. Cesaro slips out of an Alabama Slam attempt and hits his European uppercut. Cody tries to sunset flip Cesaro, but goes up top instead. He hits Cesaro with a moonsault. Swagger and Goldust come in. Goldust has the hot tag. He lands a big Spinebuster on Swagger and punches him 10 times in the corner. Goldust hits a powerslam. Cesaro tries to interfere, but Goldust kicks him away. Swagger charges, and Goldust backdrops him outside. Goldust helps Cody take them out with a dive.

Swagger gets sent back in. Goldust goes up top. Swagger scoops him off and tosses him to the mat. Swagger locks in the Patriot lock. Goldust crawls to the ropes and Swagger pulls him back. Cody breaks the hold with a disaster kick. Cesaro hits Cody with the Cesaro swing. He tosses Cody off, and Goldust clotheslines him to the outside. Swagger tries for a quick pin on Goldust, but Goldust counters with the Final Cut for the win.

Winners and still champions: Goldust and Cody Rhodes

Back from commercial and Ryback is in the ring. He talks about how he enjoys being a bully. He insults the crowd and talks about how he could push them around and they could do nothing about. It's not a bad thing for him. He issues an open challenge and the Great Khali responds.

Ryback vs. The Great Khali

Ryback attacks Khali in the corner. Khali hits a chop to the head. He then takes Ryback to the corner and chops his chest twice and his back once. Khali clotheslines him over the top rope to the outside. Khali slams Ryback's head into the steel steps and tosses him back in. Ryback rolls out the other side of the ring. He tries to grab Ryback, and Ryback snaps his arm across the top rope. Ryback gets back in and kicks Khali in the corner.

He charges and Khali puts an elbow up. He hits Ryback with a clothesline and signals for his head chop finisher. Khali hits it and goes for the pin, but Ryback grabs the bottom rope. Khali tries to mount more offense, but Ryback lands the meat hook clothesline. Ryback pick Khali up and hits Shell Shocked for the win.

Winner: Ryback

Then, AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka are backstage talking. Vickie Guerrero walks up and says that while AJ was just doing what the authority told her to do on Monday, she only won because she was easy to beat. Vickie says that AJ has to show that she can lead her team on Sunday and she will do that by facing the Funkadactyls in a handicap match. AJ tries to weasel out by blaming it on her recent fainting, and Vickie says that she is cleared to compete. AJ gets angry and Tamina pulls her away as things go to commercial.

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