WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. Special thanks to Wrestling News World readers Daniel Hill, Matt Scott, Garry Tanner, and Stephen Hegarty.
* There is one big section tarped off at the very top.
* A WrestleMania video package is shown.
* Umaga b. R-Truth in a quick match.
- Umaga got the win with a Samoan Spike
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* Jim Ross comes out to a big pop.
* The opening pyro hits.
* Undertaker vs. Big Show and Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase vs. Shane McMahon & Batista is announced for later tonight.
* Edge comes out to the ring to cut a promo on Sunday’s Backlash pay-per-view. Lots of heat when he mentions Vickie Guerrero.
* A video clip of Matt beating on Jeff is shown.
* Matt Hardy & Kane b. Jeff Hardy & CM Punk
- Matt Hardy comes out to a lot of heat. Kane comes out to a pop. CM Punk comes out next to a pop as well. Jeff Hardy comes out to a standing ovation. Lots of near falls. Good back and forth match. Matt gets the rollup on Jeff for the win.
* Big Show comes out for his match against Undertaker. He cuts a promo giving hire farewell to SmackDown. Undertaker is out next to the biggest pop of the night.
* Big Show b. Undertaker
- Good match. Lots of back and forth action. Several near falls. Undertaker kicks out of a chokeslam. A bit more action with lots of punching. Big Show stops Old School with a punch. He then delivers a knockout punch to the back of Undertaker’s head. The referee stops the match as Undertaker can’t continue. Big Show gets lots of heat. Undertaker looks annoyed and dazed. He punches Big Show out of the ring.
* Maryse b. Gail Kim to retain the Divas Championship
- Both divas receive a decent pop as they enter for their match. Typical divas match. Most of the live audience go out for a break.
* Randy Orton vs. Triple H in a Cage Match is announced for the Dark Main Event.
* A video clip from “The View” with MVP is shown.
* MVP b. Chavo Guerrero in a quick match.
- MVP comes out to a good pop. He gets the win with the Playmaker. After the match, Dolph Ziggler comes out to “Who are you” chants. He challenges MVP to a title match. MVP accepts.
* Dolph Ziggler vs. MVP for the United States Championship is announced for next week.
* Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase vs. Shane McMahon & Batista is up next.
- Batista & Shane McMahon are both out to a big pop. Shane dances around like a fool. Rhodes & DiBiase come out to heat. Batista catches Rhodes in midair with a Spinebuster. Shane gets the pin for the three-count. He accidentally knocks Batista off the ropes during the match. This concludes this week’s SmackDown.