SmackDown results: Impact is imminent
RALEIGH, N.C. – As Superstars prepare to smash each other using tables, ladders and chairs at WWE TLC on Sunday, they made final efforts to gain valuable momentum for the brutal pay-per-view. Taking the brunt of World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry’s wrath was a hapless WWE cameraman, who was brutally smashed with a steel chair.
Randy Orton &
Zack Ryder def. Wade Barrett & United States Champion Dolph Ziggler
(WATCH | PHOTOS)
Although they are not competing for a championship at WWE TLC, it’s clear that Randy Orton and Wade Barrett are both eager for a victory on the pay-per-view stage. After a back-and-forth tag team battle, it was The Viper who garnered the win for his team by dropping United States Champion Dolph Ziggler with a stinging RKO. As the ref delivered the three-count, Orton locked eyes with Barrett, who slowly backed away from the ring. (WWE TLC TABLES MATCH PREVIEW)
Sheamus def. Jinder
Mahal (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Despite the ruthlessness Jinder Mahal displayed against Ted DiBiase, Mahal could not stop the hard-charging Great White Sheamus, who downed Mahal with a stunning Brogue Kick.
Ted DiBiase def.
Heath Slater (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Ted DiBiase had Health Slater singing the blues when he planted him into the canvas for the win. But before the DiBiase Posse Party hero could celebrate, Jinder Mahal charged to the ring and locked him in a Camel Clutch. Taking charge of the situation, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long emerged and declared that Mahal would face Sheamus.
Mark Henry attacked a
WWE cameraman and Jack Swagger (WATCH)
Full of rage, The World’s Strongest Man took out his fury on Swagger by blasting him from behind with a steel chair. Not done yet, Henry demolished an unsuspecting WWE cameraman with a vicious shot from behind with a steel chair. The ugly display was eerily reminiscent of when Henry attacked a WWE audio technician earlier this year (FULL STORY).
Big Show def. Jack
Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Despite being able to lock the massive Big Show in his painful ankle lock, Jack Swagger could not stop The World’s Largest Athlete. With his devastating WMD, Show dropped the former World Heavyweight Champion for the win. Afterward, Show grabbed Swagger by the neck and tossed him from the ring.
Alicia Fox def.
Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Using her superb athleticism, Alicia Fox managed to roll-up Natalya for a commanding win. In the process, Fox ripped out one of Natalya’s blonde hair extensions. After the bout, Fox added insult to injury by attacking the distraught Diva. “You’re so synthetic, it’s pathetic,” Fox declared.
Champion Cody Rhodes def. Daniel Bryan (WATCH | PHOTOS)
With Booker T banned from interfering in Rhodes’ match – or their TLC match would be off – the champion got down to business against Daniel Bryan. Looking good for Sunday, Rhodes took Bryan down with Cross Rhodes for the victory.
Booker T vowed to win
the Intercontinental Championship (PHOTOS)
If there’s any doubt in Booker T’s mind if he’s ready for a return to the ring, he’s certainly not showing it. The veteran Superstar vowed to give Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes the beat down of his life and win the Intercontinental Championship at WWE TLC (PREVIEW). And, "If I win the title, I will defend it," Booker said during commentary.
- Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS)
- Alicia Fox def. Natalya (PHOTOS)
- Primo & Epico def. The Usos (PHOTOS)
- Big Show def. Jack Swagger (PHOTOS)
- Ted DiBiase def. Heath Slater (PHOTOS)
- Sheamus def. Jinder Mahal (PHOTOS)
- Randy Orton & Zack Ryder def. Wade Barrett & United States Champion Dolph Ziggler (PHOTOS)