SmackDown prepares for a scorcher

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August 13, 2010

San Jose, Calif. -- Just two days before SummerSlam, heated aggression set SmackDown ablaze, as World Heavyweight Champion Kane reign supreme over Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio overcame Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler.

Rey Mysterio def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
As Kane stood leering at ringside next to an open casket, Rey Mysterio used his tremendous athletic ability to counter new Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler and pick up the victory out of nowhere. Afterward, The Big Red Monster attempted to attack his SummerSlam No. 1 contender. But, the masked Superstar answered back with a fierce defense that sent the humiliated self-proclaimed "Devil's favorite demon" flying into his own casket.

What will happen when the fury of Kane meets the determination of Rey Mysterio this Sunday? (Match preview)

MVP def. Jack Swagger (PHOTOS | WATCH)
As Jack Swagger complained to the WWE Universe about his many misfortunes over the past two months, MVP interrupted to inform the former World Champion that no one cares about his problems. Swagger responded by hitting The Ballin' Superstar with a microphone, paving the way for a brutal attack and a match between the two Superstars. As "The All-American American" was attempting to apply his treacherous ankle lock and end things on a painful note, The Franchise Playa countered, allowing him to pick up the quick pinfall.

Drew McIntyre def. Matt Hardy (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After attempting to end Matt Hardy's career in recent months, Drew McIntyre looked to finish the job. In a vicious rematch between the two adversaries, the ruthless "Chosen One" trapped Hardy's ankle in between the ring steps and stomped down on the unforgiving steel. Despite being in excruciating pain, Hardy fought to continue the match. Nevertheless, his injury allowed McIntyre to execute the Future Shock DDT for the victory. 

Big Show def. three local athletes (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Suffering an absolute onslaught by The Straight Edge Society two weeks ago, in which his right hand was continuously stomped upon, the furious World's Largest Athlete returned to make a powerful statement. As The S.E.S. looked on, Big Show took out three local athletes with overwhelming force in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match. The final blow came when Big Show unleashed his devastating knockout punch, using the very arm that CM Punk and his disciplines had attacked.

Will The S.E.S be able to conquer the angry giant in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match at SummerSlam? (Match preview)

"Dashing" Cody Rhodes def. Christian  (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Two weeks ago, Drew McIntyre carried out a vicious assault on Christian, injuring his shoulder in the process. This week, after Cody Rhodes hit Captain Charisma with a thumb to the eye, the "Dashing" Superstar further injured his opponent's shoulder by hurling him into the ring post. Rhodes then closed the door on Christian with the Cross Rhodes.

World Heavyweight Champion Kane def. Kofi Kingston (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Just 48 hours before SummerSlam, the determination of Kofi Kinston collided with the uncontrollable rage of Kane. Shortly after Kofi sustained an injury to his leg, The Big Red Monster caught him on the top rope and sent him hurling to the canvas with a derailing super chokeslam. He then turned out the lights on his prey with the tombstone.

After the bell, Kane promised to deliver vengeance onto Mysterio at SummerSlam. The Master of the 619 emerged to reaffirm his claim that Kane actually attacked The Undertaker, vowing to reclaim the World Title in two days.

Will the menacing Kane send Mysterio to his ultimate demise this Sunday at the biggest event of the summer? (Match preview)

SmackDown General Manager puts new Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler into two huge matches (PHOTOS)
After winning the Intercontinental Championship one week ago, Dolph Ziggler's celebration was cut short with an attack from the Superstar he "stole" the title from, Kofi Kingston.

Moments later, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed Ziggler that he will defend his title against Kofi Kingston at SummerSlam (Match preview). He also declared that Ziggler would face Rey Mysterio in the SmackDown main event. When SmackDown Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero insisted Kingston should have to face Kane as well, Kofi bravely welcomed the challenge.

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