WWE SmackDown, Airing Friday:
* The show opens with a recap of Big Show’s feud with World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger. Swagger will take on Kane later tonight.
* Matt Hardy comes out with a mic. He cuts a promo on WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre. McIntyre hits the ring and things get physical. Referees and security break it up as Teddy Long comes out. Long orders Drew to stop. He doesn’t and Long suspends him but that doesn’t stop him. Long strips him of the Intercontinental Championship but that doesn’t stop him either. Long tells Drew he’s fired which prompts McIntyre to get in his face. McIntyre is escorted out of the building by referees.
* Backstage, Teddy Long is interviewed by Josh Mathews. Long says he doesn’t know Matt Hardy’s status, what to say about Drew McIntyre or what to do about the Intercontinental Championship.
* MVP b. Luke Gallows w/CM Punk & Serena. Rey Mysterio came out of the crowd during the bout and distracted Gallows which allowed MVP to hit the Complete Shot and get the pinfall win.
* CM Punk cuts a promo on Rey Mysterio. Mysterio asks Punk where the hooded attacker is but Punk acts like he knows nothing about it. Mysterio still wants to shave Punk’s head. Mysterio suggests one more match, if he loses he’ll join the Straight Edge Society. If Punk loses, Mysterio gets to shave his head bald. Mysterio says he’ll join the Straight Edge Society tonight if Punk saves his head tonight. Punk won’t agree to it despite a chant from the crowd. Punk puts over his hair as a symbol of purity. The segment concludes with Mysterio promising to put an end to the Straight Edge Society.
* Layla & Michelle McCool w/Vickie Guerrero b. Tiffany & Kelly Kelly when Layla got the pin.
* Teddy Long announces a tournament for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. It begins tonight and there are two matches from it tonight. Christian vs. Cody Rhodes and Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler. The winners will face off next week for the title.
* Kofi Kingston b. Dolph Ziggler to advance to the finals of the WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament that will take place next week.
* Christian w/Heath Slater b. Cody Rhodes to advance to the finals of the finals of the WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament that will take place next week.
* Kofi Kingston will face Christian next week for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
* World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger comes out with a mic. He puts himself over, delivering more facts about himself. He talks down Big Show before Kane comes out for their match. Big Show comes out and goes to the announce table for commentary. Kane b. World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger when Swagger was disqualified for throwing Kane into the unprotected turnbuckle. After the match, Swagger attacks Kane before Big Show gets involved. Kane ends up taking out Swagger and Show chokeslams him through the announce table. Show poses with the World Heavyweight Championship belt to end the show.