WWE taped this week’s editon of SmackDown on Sunday night in Virginia.
Thanks to reader Christopher Gaines for sending in this live report:
R-Truth beat CM Punk by DQ after Luke Gallos interfered, the bout ended with Gallos giving R-Truth a bear hug. Punk and Gallos taunted the crowd gaining a lot of heat with R-Truth still on the ground.
Kane beat Mike Knox in a pretty quick match. I am surprised that Knox still has a job.
Mickie James beat Beth Phoenix and Natayla to become the Number One Contender for the Women’s Championship. It wasn’t specified when she’d get the shot but after the match, since Michelle McCool and Layla were ringside at the announcer’s table, Mickie James attacked them and got double teamed until Maria came out and helped Mickie fend them off.
Vickie Guerrero came out after being embarrassed last week by Eric Escobar and I could barely hear what she was saying because of there being so much booing from the crowd. I got the gist of it though, and pretty much Eric needed to come out and beg to come back to her. Eric came out but said he was sorry for ever meeting her. Vickie set up a handicap match between Escobar and the Hart Foundation.
Hart Foundation (DH Smith and Tyson Kidd) beat Eric Escobar in a handicap match. Pretty short one at that.
Backstage, Batista is complaining to Teddy Long about Undertaker calling him out tonight but Long said it wasn’t his problem. Long however told Batista that next week on Smackdown that Batista and Mysterio will have a street fight match.
Drew McIntyre beat John Morrison in a really decent match, didn’t see McIntryre beating Morrison at all. Crowd wasn’t pleased.
Big Show and Jericho beat Cryme Tyme after Big Show got tagged in and hit Shad with a one hit “KO”.
Undertaker came out to a pretty sweet entrance from what I could tell only to get beat down by Batista with a chair. Batista kept knocking Taker around with it until referee Scott Armstrong got involved and then Tony Chimel announced that the dark main event to be Taker vs Batista vs CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Batista and Punk double teamed Taker only for Taker to come back and start fighting both of them. Somehow the chair got involved when Jericho’s music came on and Jericho started beating up on Taker. Kane got involved as well and both Kane and Taker chokeslammed Batista and Jericho. CM Punk got a tombstone and Taker got the obvious victory and retained the title.