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August 07, 2009

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- With SummerSlam just more than two weeks away, a series of explosive surprises left the WWE Universe in awe.

World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy def. CM Punk (World Heavyweight Championship Match) (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
Before the bell could ring to start their World Heavyweight Championship rematch, Jeff Hardy and CM Punk attacked each other, quickly bringing the WWE Universe into a state of absolute bedlam. Amidst the mass hysteria, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon emerged, declaring that the two Superstars would still have a World Heavyweight Championship Match with a "special guest enforcer," handpicked by The Chairman himself.  (VIDEO | PHOTOS)

Later that night, to the shock of the WWE Universe, Matt Hardy emerged as Mr. McMahon's special guest enforcer. While Jeff was confronting his brother outside the ring, Punk used the distraction to attempt an attack on his adversary. But when Jeff moved, it was his elder brother that took the hit instead. Moments later, when it looked like Punk may pin the World Champion, Matt pulled the referee out of the ring. As Matt confronted Punk, Jeff rolled his opponent up and the guest enforcer himself counted Punk's shoulders to the canvas. The former ECW Champion then left without further action or comment.

Following the bell, an enraged CM Punk viciously attacked Hardy for the second week in a row, ruthlessly incorporating a chair to catastrophic ends. SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long responded by making the blockbuster announcement that Jeff Hardy would again face CM Punk for the title at SummerSlam, in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match. (Match preview)

JTG def. Chris Jericho (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
Cryme Tyme's JTG completely stunned the WWE Universe, upsetting Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho for the biggest win of his singles career. After the first-ever Undisputed WWE Champion failed to get the pinfall because his opponent was under the ropes, JTG executed an inside-cradle out of nowhere for the monumental victory. Could his amazing triumph over the highly decorated Jericho be a sign of things to come for the No. 1 contenders as they prepare to face the Unified Tag Team Champions at SummerSlam? (Match preview)

Dolph Ziggler def. R-Truth, Finlay, Mike Knox (Fatal Four Way Match for an Intercontinental Championship title opportunity at SummerSlam) (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
With Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio sitting at the broadcast table, Dolph Ziggler hit Finlay with a devastating neckbreaker, conquering three elite Superstars to earn the right to once again face The Master of the 619 for the gold at SummerSlam (Match preview). After the brutal match was over, Ziggler slapped the champion, prompting Mysterio to deliver the seated senton to his new No. 1 contender.

John Morrison def. Tyson Kidd (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
On the heels of The Friday Night Delight's amazing World Heavyweight Championship Match with Jeff Hardy one week ago, The Shaman of Sexy scored his second consecutive win over Tyson Kidd with the Starship Pain.

The Great Khali def. Ricky Ortiz (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
Although The Punjabi Playboy reigned supreme over Ricky Ortiz with The Punjabi Plunge in about a minute, his victory soon turned to darkness when Kane emerged to attack him from behind. The Big Red Machine then turned his focus on Ranjin Singh, assaulting Khali's interpreter before dragging him off into the crowd.

Slam Master J def. Charlie Haas (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
With Cryme Tyme & Eve watching in a monitor in the back, Slam Master J overcame Charlie Haas with a splash off the top rope.

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