SmackDown results: The Great White outfought Jericho, only to be blindsided by a Del Rio counterstrike

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July 13, 2012

Dolph Ziggler & Cody Rhodes def. Intercontinental Champion Christian & U.S. Champion Santino Marella

Four of the Superstars who will compete in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Championship Contract Sunday all converged in tag team action on "ZackDown" as Intercontinental Champion Christian & United States Champion Santino Marella took on Dolph Ziggler & Cody Rhodes.

Christian mixed it up with old foe Cody Rhodes to kick off the match, and after a fast-paced back-and-forth exchange, Christian tagged Santino into the fray. The move incited Rhodes to loudly declare that he wanted "nothing to do with" the U.S. Champion, and the second-generation Superstar quickly tagged in Ziggler so The Showoff and The Milan Miracle could face off.

Momentum swung between the two teams until Ziggler, looking to prove that he’s one of WWE’s elite Superstars come Money in the Bank, took advantage of an opening afforded to him after Santino came up empty with a Cobra strike thanks to a disturbance by Rhodes. Christian quickly entered the ring to take Rhodes out of the equation, but Ziggler hit the Zig Zag on Santino to get the crucial tag team victory.

They may have entered as teammates for the night, but after the bell, Ziggler and Rhodes kept one eye on each other and one eye on the briefcase hanging above the ring. Come Sunday night, who will reign supreme and earn a chance to challenge Sheamus for his illustrious title? (MATCH PREVIEW)

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