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– Smackdown opens with the new World Heavyweight Champion Kane. Huge cheers until he started talking about cashing in on Rey, then he got booed. At one point Kane said, “I did it, I did it” over and over again. Foreshadowing, much? Announcer for later is a number one contenders match between Jack Swagger and Rey Mysterio, two out of three match. Winner faces Kane at SummerSlam.
– First match on Smackdown is Matt Hardy and Christian vs. Drew McIntyre and Dashing Cody Rhodes. McIntyre and Rhodes win after Drew kicks Matt in the head. A little miscommunication between Matt and Christian which saw Matt knock Christian out of the ring right before the finish. Matt and Christian shook hands and hugged after the match.
– Backstage interview with Jack Swagger. He says he will beat Rey tonight, and than make sure that he puts Kane in the hospital after SummerSlam.
– Backstage segment with Laycool and Teddy Long. Laycool give each other gifts and Teddy says Layla will defend the Women’s Championship against Tiffany next week.
– Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler wins with the sleeper. Very, Very, very good match.
– The Big Show vs. Luke Gallows gets turned into Show vs. The Straight-Edge Society’s masked man. Show unmasks him to reveal it as Joey Mercury. Show wins with the KTFO Punch in under two minutes.
– Video package entitled “Dashing Cody Rhodes Grooming Tips”. He showed everyone how to trim their nose hair.
– Rey Mysterio interview backstage. He says he will beat Swagger tonight and Kane at SummerSlam.
– Alberto Del Rio video package.
– Mysterio vs. Swagger. Mysterio wins fall one by disqualification after Swagger refused to break the Ankle Lock. Swagger wins fall two via submission, tied 1-1. Mysterio wins fall three with a botch followed by a roll up.
Swagger attacks Rey after the match. Kane makes the save and chokeslams Swagger then raises Mysterio’s hand. Then tries to attack Rey, but Rey counters into a 619.
End of Smackdown.
– Dark match:
Kane defeated The Big Show inside a cage to retain the world title.