SmackDown results: Sheamus overcame two-times the pain

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May 04, 2012

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan by Disqualification

TOLEDO, Ohio – With the permanent General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis deciding to make Friday a "personal day," World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus reigned supreme over Daniel Bryan, not once, but twice with the dangerous Alberto Del Rio looking to assert himself in the process. Meanwhile, Randy Orton & Big Show overcame Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Kane and Damien Sandow chose not to make his debut for "enlightened" reasons.
(WATCH | PHOTOS)

After emerging victorious in a grueling 2-out-of-3 Falls Match at Extreme Rules (PHOTOS | RESULTS), World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus informed the WWE Universe that he had again accepted the opportunity to do what he loved most: Fight! Specifically, The Great White would take on Daniel Bryan – the very same adversary that attempted to "tear [his] left shoulder off" at Sunday’s explosive pay-per-view – in SmackDown’s opening bout.

When The Celtic Warrior sent Bryan out of the ring at the height of their explosive showdown, however, Ricardo Rodriguez appeared from nowhere and leaped at Sheamus from the top rope. This cleared the way for Alberto Del Rio – the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship – to lock the Irish Superstar’s already injured appendage in the cross armbreaker. Then, after the Mexican Aristocrat released his grip, an irate Bryan reentered the ring and put Sheamus in the “Yes!” Lock.

As the submission specialist and Del Rio argued in the ring over the one anothers’ actions, the visibly-injured Sheamus was forced to leave the party. But, it would not be the last time the WWE Universe would see him before the night was over.

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