SmackDown Results: The Great White overcame Orton, only to suffer The Viper's venomous bite

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May 18, 2012

United States Champion Santino Marella def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes

A weeklong Twitter battle between US Champion Santino Marella and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes – over which of their titles holds more meaning – led to a Champion vs. Champion Match on SmackDown.

After his first attempt was thwarted by Rhodes, Santino hit the Cobra from out of nowhere, leading to a stunning triumph against the Intercontinental Champion. The win earned the United States Champion some bragging rights as trombones at ringside quickly became the order of the night.

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