Randy Orton takes on Cody Rhodes in a vicious Street Fight on SmackDown.11/04/2011 - 13:00
SmackDown results: Big Show gets another chance at Mark Henry
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Despite suffering a World’s Strongest Slam from World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, Big Show was smiling at the end of the night when GM Teddy Long gave him a rematch with Henry at Survivor Series.
Champion Mark Henry def. Daniel Bryan by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Even with Big Show in his corner, Daniel Bryan faced a formidable challenge in Mark Henry. But before a winner could be determined, Big Show inserted himself into the action, knocking out the champion with a vicious punch from behind. With the bout over due to disqualification – and Henry still down on the canvas – Show urged Bryan to cash in his Money in the Bank contract.
But Henry wasn’t going to let things go down like that.
As Show aided a groggy Bryan to the ring with his briefcase in tow, Henry began to come to. When Bryan rushed the champion with the briefcase, he fell victim to the World’s Strongest Slam. Next when Big Show charged into the ring, Henry bashed him in the head with the metal briefcase and drove him into the canvas with a superhuman World’s Strongest Slam.
With both Superstars still reeling from the huge impact, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long emerged to announce their rivalry would be settled in a match at Survivor Series (PREVIEW). The news brought a huge smile to The World’s Largest Athlete.
Sin Cara def. Epico
by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Up against an unknown Superstar in Epico, Sin Cara was looking good until Hunico intervened, pushing Sin Cara off the top rope. With the bout over due to disqualification and Sin Cara down, both Hunico and Epico launched a brutal 2-on-1 beat down on the vulnerable masked Superstar.
Wade Barrett def.
Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS)
With Christian unable to face Sheamus due to a massive chokeslam from Big Show, Wade Barrett suggested he take Christian’s place. When Sheamus agreed, it was on. But when Christian finally recovered, he decided to get involved. His distraction opened the door for Barrett to cunningly wrap up Sheamus for the pinfall – yet another victory for his “Barrett Barrage.” Seething with anger, Sheamus wanted more of Barrett, but was met with a spear from Christian. With The Celtic Warrior down, Christian raised Barrett’s arm in victory as the duo walked up the ramp.
Big Show chokeslammed
Christian (WATCH | PHOTOS)
When debating who was entitled to a World Title Match, Christian grew nervous that Big Show was going to knock him out. After stating he would do no such thing, Big Show brutally chokeslammed Edge’s lifelong buddy.
Mark Henry confronted
Daniel Bryan (WATCH)
When Mark Henry didn’t like the way Daniel Bryan was looking at him, he dared Mr. Money in the Bank to meet him in a match. When the Bryan didn’t back down, the ball was set in motion for the night’s main event.
Randy Orton def. Intercontinental
Champion Cody Rhodes in a Street Fight (WATCH | PHOTOS)
In an anything goes Street Fight, The Viper and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes clashed in a knockdown, drag out battle. In a particularly brutal moment, The Viper suplexed Rhodes onto a steel grate on the entrance ramp. Despite the crushing blow, Rhodes carried on.
With The Viper locked in a painful leg hold, Rhodes removed his mask and used it as a weapon to bash Orton in the skull. But as the battle continued and Rhodes tried a similar move, the cunning Viper grabbed the mask and smashed Rhodes in the face with it. That proved to be a pivotal turning point in the match, shifting momentum in The Viper's favor.
Finally after an RKO from the ring barricade to the arena floor, then another one in the ring, WWE’s Apex Predator secured the win. Adding insult to injury, Orton placed one of Rhodes’ paper bags over his head. Then as he walked up the ramp in victory, Orton held Rhodes' mask up to reveal it had been cracked.
- Randy Orton def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (Title-Free Street Fight)
- Ted DiBiase def. Tyson Kidd
- Alicia Fox def. Natalya
- Wade Barrett def. Sheamus
- Sin Cara def. Epico (Disqualification)
- World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. Daniel Bryan (Disqualification)