SmackDown results: Orton gets got
LEXINGTON, Ky. – With SummerSlam approaching, World Heavyweight Champion Christian did what some said couldn’t be done – pin WWE’s Apex Predator Randy Orton.
World Heavyweight Champion Christian
& R-Truth def. Randy Orton & John Morrison (WATCH | PHOTOS)
At one point in their bout, Christian ran out into the WWE Universe to avoid an angry Viper who was in hot pursuit. But, when the two finally collided in the ring toward the end of the tag team battle, it was the World Champion who reigned supreme. When R-Truth fell victim to an RKO, Christian seized the moment and dropped Orton with the Killswitch for the win. Is it a sign of things to come when the two bitter rivals meet at SummerSlam? (Preview)
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga
& Michael McGillicutty and JTG def. The Usos and Trent Barreta (WATCH | PHOTOS)
In a fast-paced battle, Michael McGillicutty perfectly served up Trent Barreta for tag team partner David Otunga to drop the elbow and pick up the victory.
Mark Henry def. Vladimir Kozlov (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Mark Henry came right out of the gate with a powerful offense and never looked back. After downing Vladimir Kozlov with The World’s Strongest Slam for the win, he wrapped Kozlov’s leg in a steel chair and dropped his massive frame on his helpless victim. Then from out of nowhere, Sheamus charged the ring, looking to take a swipe at Henry with a steel chair. But Henry quickly avoided a strike and then stared down his SummerSlam opponent from outside the ring. Then in a familiar scene, Kozlov was removed from the ring on a stretcher. Later, Sheamus talked about facing Henry at Summer Slam (WATCH | Exclusive Sheamus interview | SummerSlam preview).
Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel
Jackson def. Zack Ryder (WATCH
In an impressive showing, Zack Ryder held his own against big Ezekiel Jackson. However, the champion eventually asserted his dominance in a big way by repeatedly slamming GM Teddy Long’s assistant to the canvas then punishing him with a session in his Torture Rack.
Zack Ryder made a “State of the
Showski” Address (WATCH
Attempting to make his mark on Friday nights, Zack Ryder addressed the WWE Universe about his new support role to Long. However, he was quickly interrupted by Jackson, who took umbrage with Ryder pitting him against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a Handicap Match last week. When Rhodes and DiBiase joined in the discussion, Teddy put an end to all of the talk and pit Ryder in a match against Jackson.
Daniel Bryan def. Tyson Kidd (WATCH | PHOTOS)
In a battle that remained competitive until the very end, Mr. Money in the Bank Daniel Bryan made Tyson Kidd tap out using an asphyxiating submission move. Helping call the action at the announce table was Wade Barrett, who said it was a fluke that Bryan won at Money in the Bank.
Natalya def. AJ (WATCH | PHOTOS)
In a match pitting mentor vs. protégé, Natalya made AJ submit to the Sharpshooter. But, the powerful blonde wasn’t content with just the win. After the match, she taught AJ another lesson by brutally assaulting her outside the ring. Then, after saying “Beth Phoenix, I’m with you sister,” Natalya crouched over AJ and declared: “The days of the cute, perky little princesses are over”!
Sheamus def. The Great Khali (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Sheamus continued to show just how tough he really is. In a stunning turnabout, The Celtic Warrior escaped The Khali Vise Grip – a move that usually spells the end for most Superstars. Then, using a Brogue Kick to the head, Sheamus took down one of WWE’s largest Superstars. Can Sheamus carry this momentum into SummerSlam against Mark Henry? (Exclusive interview | Preview)
- Sheamus def. The Great Khali
- Natalya def. AJ
- Daniel Bryan def. Tyson Kidd
- Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson def. Zack Ryder
- Mark Henry def. Vladimir Kozlov
- WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty and JTG def. The Usos and Trent Barreta
- World Heavyweight Champion Christian & R-Truth def. Randy Orton & John Morrison