Mistaken catastrophe

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December 10, 2010

DAYTON, Ohio -- Just nine days before WWE TLC, World Heavyweight Champion Kane's inability to distinguish between Edge's mind games and reality caused him to accidently take out Paul Bearer.

Edge & Rey Mysterio def. Alberto Del Rio in a Handicap Match (WATCH | PHOTOS)
World Heavyweight Champion Kane failed to show up in order to team with Alberto Del Rio against Edge & Rey Mysterio. As a result, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long changed the main event into an impromptu Handicap Match.

While the match was in progress, Kane charged to the ring and attacked The Ultimate Opportunist. Edge quickly gained the advantage and took off, with "The Devil's Favorite Demon" hot on his heels. Mysterio and Del Rio battled on. In the end, The Ultimate Underdog reigned supreme over Del Rio with an explosive 619-splash combination. What will happen when the bitter adversaries meet in a Chairs Match at WWE TLC in nine days? (Match preview)

When Kane caught up with The Rated-R Superstar, he was standing near what appeared to be Paul Bearer, sitting at the top of two ladders, very close to the edge of a high overhang. Dismissing it as another one of his maniacal No. 1 contender's tricks, The Big Red Monster proceeded to push the ladders over the railing, sending the wheelchair and its occupant to the concrete floor below. Only then did the horrific Superstar realize that it had been the real "Father of Destruction." (WATCH)

Divas Champion Natalya def. Layla (WATCH | PHOTOS)
After Beth Phoenix prevented Michelle McCool from interfering in her "flawless" partner's match -- dropping her to the ringside floor with absolute authority -- Natalya made Layla tap out to the family Sharpshooter.

WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Chavo Guerrero & Drew McIntyre (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Four days after Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov captured the WWE Tag Team Titles on Monday Night Raw, the uncommon pair journeyed to SmackDown and triumphed over Guerrero and his hand-picked partner, Drew McIntyre. After Santino overcame Guerrero with the Cobra, the "Chosen One" hit his own partner with a post-match Future Shock DDT.

Chris Masters def. "Dashing" Cody Rhodes in a Masterlock Challenge (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Though Cody Rhodes agreed to take the Masterlock Challenge, he delayed it from beginning several times in order to try and make his surroundings more "dashing" --  wiping down the seat, applying hand sanitizer and even offering Chris Masters a nail file. When Masters slapped the handsome Superstar in the face, Rhodes completely lost his composure. As Rhodes turned to a mirror to make sure his face was still "perfect," The Masterpiece used the distraction to lock in his favorite maneuver and win the challenge.

Kofi Kingston def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS)
In an intense Intercontinental Championship Match, Kofi Kingston looked as if he might reclaim the title with the help of Trouble in Paradise. However, as he went for the cover, Jack Swagger came from nowhere to pull the high-flying No. 1 contender out of the ring. Cinching in his dreaded ankle lock for the second time of the night, Swagger gave Kofi a win by disqualification, but prevented him from capturing the title. 

Hornswoggle def. The Soaring Eagle (WATCH | PHOTOS)
With the beautiful Rosa Mendes in his corner, Hornswoggle took on The Soaring Eagle. Using an array of hilarious tricks, Swoggle picked up a victory over his feathered foe with the Tadpole Splash.

Jack Swagger def. Kaval (WATCH | PHOTOS)
One week ago, Jack Swagger lost an Intercontinental Championship No. 1 Contender's Match to Kofi Kingston. This time, despite Kaval's incredible efforts to battle back from a leg injury, a focused All-American American used "The World Warrior's" damaged appendage to defeat him with the ankle lock.

Following the match, Swagger informed the WWE Universe that he was protesting the Intercontinental Championship Match between Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston and that any attempt to have such a match without him was "unacceptable."  

World Heavyweight Champion Kane begged Edge to give Paul Bearer back (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Weeks after Edge abducted Paul Bearer, "The Devil's Favorite Demon" pleaded that The Master Manipulator return his father. When Edge appeared, wielding a chair, he ignited another insane pursuit in which the nine-time World Champion destroyed more fake Paul Bearers.

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