Accusations run Red
LAREDO, Texas -- Just nine days before their SummerSlam showdown, Rey Mysterio accused World Heavyweight Champion Kane of being The Undertaker's attacker. Meanwhile, Dolph Ziggler stunned the WWE Universe by capturing the Intercontinental Championship from Kofi Kingston and Team Lay-Cool brought their B.F.F. relationship to a whole new level.
Rey Mysterio def. Drew McIntyre (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Although Drew McIntyre was able to avoid the 619 in the final moments of his heated battle against Rey Mysterio, the athleticism of the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship ultimately proved too much for McIntyre. As the "Sinister Scotsman" was attempting to continue his attack on his masked prey, Mysterio suddenly turned his plans-for-pain upside-down, rolling up his opponent for the quick pin.
Following the match, however, World Heavyweight Champion Kane emerged, pushing a horrific coffin along with him. When McIntyre attacked Mysterio from behind, it looked as if The Ultimate Underdog might end up six feet under. After narrowly escaping the potential wrath of The Big Red Monster, Mysterio made the shocking claim that Kane, and not he, had carried out the infamous Memorial Day attack on his own brother, The Phenom.
The Straight Edge Society def. MVP, JTG & Chris Masters (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Though officially part of the Six-Man Tag Team Match, CM Punk opted to let Luke Gallows and Joey Mercury handle the bulk of the battle. While each Superstar looked impressive in his own right, it was a devious kick from The Straight Edge Savior from outside the ropes that caught an unsuspecting MVP off guard, setting Gallows up to finish off The Franchise Playa' with a devastating boot to the face.
The Straight Edge Society recalled their assault on Big Show (WATCH)
Before the Six-Man Tag Team Match, CM Punk laughed alongside the Straight Edge Society, reflecting on their vicious attack on Big Show one week ago. But, the tune of the Second City Saint quickly changed, as he began to admonish his disciples for being too pleased with their own success. Forcing them on their knees, Punk warned, "Satisfaction is the death of desire."
Will Big Show be ready to face the full force of The S.E.S. at SummerSlam? (Match preview)
Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston to become the new Intercontinental Champion (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Moments after Kofi Kingston hit Trouble in Paradise on Dolph Ziggler, SmackDown's Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero entered the ring to admonish the referee. The distraction allowed Ziggler to hit the Zig Zag on the distracted Intercontinental Champion and capture the illustrious title for the first time!
An irate Kingston immediately sought retribution after the bell, delivering an intense, post-match assault that the new champion will not soon forget.
Women's Champion Layla and Michelle McCool turn the Women's Championship into a giant B.F.F charm (WATCH)
After SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long ordered Layla and Michelle McCool to surrender one of their titles so there could only be one Women's Champion, Team Lay-Cool responded with a surprise move. As they appeared to be fighting over who should carry the championship, they pulled one title apart, creating two halves. On a technicality, it seems Layla and Michelle found a way to continue their reign as self-professed "co-Women's Champions."
"Dashing" Cody Rhodes def. Matt Hardy (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With the help of the Cross Rhodes, Cody Rhodes scored an impressive win over Matt Hardy. The victory allows the handsome Superstar to continue his meteoric rise to prominence on Friday night, proving with authority that he is not just another pretty face.
Drew McIntyre challenged Rey Mysterio to a main event match (PHOTOS)
As Rey Mysterio denied the accusations from World Heavyweight Champion Kane that he was the Superstar who attacked The Undertaker on Memorial Day weekend -- an assault that left The Demon of Death Valley in a vegetative state -- Drew McIntyre interrupted. The ruthless "Chosen One" challenged Mysterio to a match, just nine days before The Master of the 619 faces The Big Red Monster for the title at SummerSlam. (Match preview)