SmackDown results: With Sheamus’ help, Del Rio felt the sting of Orton’s RKO – Can you dig it, sucka!

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August 03, 2012

Mr. McMahon declared Booker T the new SmackDown General Manager

INDIANAPOLIS – With just more than two weeks until SummerSlam, Mr. McMahon ushered in Booker T’s reign as the new General Manager of SmackDown, while the returning Viper, Randy Orton, sunk his fangs into the No. 1 contender to The Great White’s World Heavyweight Championship. 

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For the first time in nearly three years, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon returned to SmackDown, making the shocking announcement to the WWE Universe that five-time WCW Champion Booker T would be the new General Manager of the blue brand.

An elated Booker thanked both the Chairman and the WWE Board of Directors — declaring that SmackDown was about to blow up! However, he was given no quarter to celebrate, as he was soon interrupted by the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title, Alberto Del Rio. The Mexican Aristocrat offered his “congratulations,” stating that Booker must be looking forward to working with him once he defeats The Great White for the World Title at The Biggest Event of the Summer, SummerSlam. (MATCH PREVIEW)

After Booker took him to task for badmouthing The Celtic Warrior on Raw, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus emerged to offer his sincere congratulations to the new GM. But, that is where the pleasantries came to a screeching halt.

Overruling Del Rio’s self-made Raw proclamation that he wouldn’t compete until his World Title Match with The Celtic Warrior at the up-coming pay-per-view, Booker informed the affluent Superstar that he would face the returning Randy Orton in the SmackDown main event.

As a furious Del Rio stormed out of the ring, the new man-in-charge turned to Sheamus in decisive fashion, announcing that the Irish Superstar would immediately compete in a match against Tensai!  

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