SmackDown results: Sheamus' post-match onslaught helped resurrect the SummerSlam World Title Match

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August 17, 2012

On the heels of a controversial decision, Booker T created a huge SmackDown main event

AUSTIN, Texas –Two days before SummerSlam, SmackDown proved to be a true scorcher, as a main event clash between Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio transformed into injured World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus’ moment of reckoning.

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Last Friday in a WWE.com Exclusive, SmackDown General Manager Booker T removed Alberto Del Rio from his World Title Match at SummerSlam — reacting to the No. 1 contender’s calculated attack on World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus. (WATCH) In response to that ruling, Del Rio Touted earlier this week that he would be seeking out the GM on the blue brand.

Del Rio wasted no time demanding that his opportunity be given back to him. When the five-time WCW Champion called last Friday’s onslaught into question, The Mexican Aristocrat appeared ready to lawyer up. This brought out Chris Jericho, who proceeded to throw an insulting “language lesson” in the affluent Superstar’s direction that made Del Rio even more incensed. 

Y2J proposed that after he defeated Dolph Ziggler at SummerSlam, he should be given Del Rio’s place against Sheamus — to once again become the World Heavyweight Champion.

After reiterating that The Great White would not be facing anyone on Sunday’s pay-per-view — assumingly because of injuries he suffered last week — Booker T made the monumental announcement that Del Rio would take on Jericho in a SmackDown main event showdown. 

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