SmackDown results: Rage outside the cage
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Although Christian picked up a rewarding victory over arch-rival Alberto Del Rio in a Steel Cage Match, Del Rio gained significant WrestleMania momentum by stinging World Heavyweight Champion Edge with a painful Con-Chair-To.
Christian def. Alberto Del Rio in a Steel Cage Match (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Ever since Alberto Del Rio put Christian out of commission, Captain Charisma has been out for retribution every chance he gets. A Steel Cage Match proved the ultimate opportunity. After a tooth-and-nail struggle from atop the cage, it was Christian whose feet hit the arena floor first, giving him sweet victory.
When the bitter fight continued outside the cage, Edge interrupted by driving Del Rio’s car into the arena. After threatening to damage Del Rio’s luxury auto with a steel chair, The Rated-R Superstar was attacked from behind by Brodus Clay. With the champion down, Clay smashed him with the same chair. Then, Del Rio blasted his WrestleMania opponent with a stinging Con-Chair-To.
Rey Mysterio def. Ted DiBiase (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Rey Mysterio took care of business against Ted DiBiase with a 619-splash combo. Although Maryse accompanied DiBiase to the ring for the start of the match, she wasted no time making a quick exit after his loss.
Jack Swagger def. Chris Masters (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Doing what he does best, Jack Swagger forced Chris Masters to tap out using his highly effective ankle lock. Afterward, Michael Cole joined his WrestleMania trainer for an ugly attack on Masters. While The All-American American stepped on Masters’ head, Cole used an ankle lock to add insult to injury.
Big Show & Kane def. WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS)
In typical Corre fashion, Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson couldn't stay away from the action. Their involvement cost Gabriel & Slater the match. But the disqualification conveniently preserved their titles. In a familiar Corre 4-on-1 onslaught, the odds were too much to overcome – even for two of WWE’s largest Superstars. Kane was brutally assaulted with sections of the steel ring steps, while Big Show was sent crashing through the announce table.
Layla def. Kelly Kelly (WATCH | PHOTOS)
A distraction from Michelle McCool provided the perfect opportunity for Layla to knock Kelly Kelly from the top rope. After crashing to the canvas, Kelly Kelly was easy pickings for Layla to get the pinfall.
Cody Rhodes def. Trent Barreta (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Still bitter about his injured face, Cody Rhodes took out his frustration on Trent Barreta. Using the very mask he has been hiding behind, Rhodes viciously head butted Barreta for a quick win.
United States Champion Sheamus def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS)
United States Champion Sheamus chalked up his first victory as new champion with a vicious Brogue Kick to the head of Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Brodus Clay (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Young upstart Brodus Clay continues to turn heads in WWE. In a match against World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Clay had a tremendous opportunity to shine, but came up short when The Rated-R Superstar blasted him with a Spear. After post-match mayhem involving Alberto Del Rio and Christian, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced the Steel Cage main event.