After today's WWE SmackDown tapings in Manchester, England, William Regal was introduced as the special referee for the dark main event. Regal came out in a suit and received a huge pop from the crowd.
The dark main event saw John Cena defeat Alberto Del Rio with the World Heavyweight Title on the line. After the match, Regal took the mic and praised Cena before attacking him and laying him out. Cena came back and hit Attitude Adjustments on Regal and ring announcer Tony Chimel. Regal received another huge pop when he left the ring.