SmackDown results: Punk & Sheamus triumph after Bryan leaves early

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March 23, 2012

The Great Khali def. Dolph Ziggler by Count-out

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Christian joined the SmackDown announce team, as his fellow Team Johnny cohort Dolph Ziggler battled newly recruited Team Teddy member The Great Khali. (WRESTLEMANIA MATCH PREVIEW)

With the action in full swing, Ziggler put his gigantic adversary in the sleeper hold. Before Khali had a chance to escape, Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis personally rang the bell, informing the WWE Universe that The Show-Off Superstar had won the match by submission.

However, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long quickly overturned that ruling, declaring that the match would continue. He told Dolph to return to the ring or he would be counted-out. He refused and as a result – once the referee reached the 10-count – Khali was awarded the victory.

After the bell, Team Teddy members Kofi Kingston and Santino Marella sprinted down the ramp, delivering Ziggler back into the ring. This allowed Khali to take him down with a devastating Punjabi Chop.