After overcoming the odds to get himself medically cleared to compete in a WWE ring, an emotional Daniel Bryan reflects on the importance of going after a dream, the support of his wife Brie Bella and how the journey far outweighs the destination.03/21/2018 - 13:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/21/2018 - 00:30
SuperSmackDown results: Mark Henry crashes the cage
WICHITA, Kan. – On a special live SuperSmackDown featuring Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown, elation went to pain for World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton when Mark Henry came calling.
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Christian in a Steel Cage Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With his World Heavyweight Championship on the line, Randy Orton fought tooth-and-nail with a hard-charging and determined Christian. As both Superstars battled atop the cage then the top rope, the champion dropped Christian with a blistering RKO for the win. But before Orton could relish in his win, No. 1 contender Mark Henry rushed to the cage.
The most dangerous man in WWE then went to work dismantling The Viper by bashing him skull-first into the steel cage, clotheslining him then finally finishing him off with a brutal World’s Strongest Slam. With WWE’s Apex Predator at his feet, Henry hoisted his title high. Was the night a sign of things to come with both Superstars on an imminent collision course?
Sheamus def. The Great Khali by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
When Jinder Mahal attacked Sheamus from behind, The Celtic Warrior picked up an immediate win over The Great Khali by disqualification. But afterward, Sheamus felt the vicious effects of The Khali Chop, followed by a painful assault by Mahal outside the ring. But the Irish Superstar had the last laugh when he absolutely demolished Mahal with the Celtic Cross in the ring.
Kevin Nash dropped
COO Triple H to the canvas (PHOTOS)
After exchanging emotional and heated words, it looked like CM Punk and Triple H might come to blows before their Night of Champions match. But before things came to a head, Kevin Nash charged to the ring. With Punk seething, the COO kept him at bay. But when Triple H lost control, Punk and Nash collided, with Punk getting a massive boot to the face. Then in a stunning move, Nash dropped Triple H to the canvas with a demonstrative show of force. The contract chaos begs the question: Has Triple H lost complete control? After the mayhem, Nash refused comment to Matt Striker.
Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox (PHOTOS | WATCH)
In a dominating display the "Divas of Doom" took care of business against Kelly Kelly and Alicia Fox when The Glamazon dispatched of Fox with a debilitating Glam Slam.
Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS | WATCH)
The second match of the night featured a contest between two of WWE’s most athletic Superstars. Although both Superstars pushed themselves to the limit, it was a quick combination of moves from the ropes that spelled victory for Sin Cara. In an apparent gesture of good sportsmanship, Sin Cara shook Byran’s hand while he was on his knees. But then in an ugly display, the international sensation blasted Bryan with a kick to the head.
Mark Henry predicted
When Mark Henry was asked by Matt Striker about facing the winner of the night’s Steel Cage Match at Night of Champions, he said “I don’t care who wins … either way, they'll be a candidate for the 'Hall of Pain.'"
John Cena def. Wade Barrett (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With his sights set on WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio at Night of Champions, John Cena made quick work of Wade Barrett, defeating him with an Attitude Adjustment in the night's first match.
John Cena kicked off SuperSmackDown (PHOTOS)
After starting his career on SmackDown, John Cena came to the ring at the historic start of a live SuperSmackDown and talked about hurting WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio. But Ricardo Rodriguez informed Cena he’d have to wait until Night of Champions for the honor of being in the ring with him. Putting a punctuation mark on Rodriguez’s statements, Cena dropped him to the canvas. Next, Wade Barrett emerged to talk smack about his upcoming match with Cena. But, the Cenation leader got in the last word: “Get this through your head … you have made my life miserable and I owe you some payback."
- John Cena def. Wade Barrett
- Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan
- Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox
- Sheamus def. The Great Khali (Disqualification)
- World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Christian (Steel Cage Match)