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August 24, 2012

Ryback def. Jinder Mahal

Following weeks of harassment by his nefarious rival, the ferocious Ryback finally received an opportunity to help Jinder Mahal realize his “place in the food chain.” While the Punjabi Superstar seized some early momentum in the match, Ryback quickly turned the tables against his pesky adversary.

With a raucous crowd that cheered his every move, the freakish brute imposed his will on Mahal with an earth-shaking powerslam and a devastating clothesline. Before his devious foe could regain his composure, Ryback nourished his appetite for destruction by finishing off his opponent, leaving an overwhelmed Mahal completely Shell Shocked.

Michael Cole to welcome various guest SmackDown commentators
Before Ryback roughed up Jinder Mahal, SmackDown announcer Michael Cole welcomed Theodore Long, Senior Advisor to the SmackDown GM, to the announcer’s table. As a result of Kane’s attack on Josh Mathews during SummerSlam, Long stated that various Superstars and Divas would join Cole on commentary throughout the show.

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