WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Special thanks to Wrestling News World readers Anthony O’Reilly, Andres F Mazuer, Nick, Ivan Ortiz, Jordan Bank, IRA, and Julio Irizarry for sending text-message updates.
* Mike Knox b. Ricky Ortiz
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* A Fatal Four Way featuring Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio, and Kane is announced for tonight. The winner will earn #1 Condership for the World Heavyweight Championship at Judgment Day.
* Chris Jericho enters first. He brags about himself being the dominant superstar on SmackDown. Edge comes out and heckles him calling him a tormenter. Edge then mentions that Jericho lost to Cena and brags that he hasn’t. The crowd cheers for Edge. He continues to insult Jericho and calls himself the “Main Event.” Edge gets a huge pop after complimenting the Garden and the crowd cheers for Cena as Jericho retaliates and CM Punk comes out to a huge pop. CM Punk then shows a video of himself beating Edge to win the World Title. Jericho says that nobody cares what he says (too a lot of heat). Punk ignores him and Jericho rebuggs him. He says that he’s done with Edge and Punk. Edge says that nobody cares about what Punk has to say. Punk says that Edge is now worthless that he has nobody cheating for him. CM Punk vs. Edge is announced for later. CM Punk says if he defeats Edges, he’ll cash in his briefcase.
* John Morrison b. Shelton Benjamin
- John Morrison comes out to a pop. Shelton Benjamin comes out to lots of heat. Morrison gets the swift victory with the Moonlight Drive after a springboard dropkick.
* Jeff Hardy b. Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, Kane in a Fatal Four Way Elimination match to become the #1 Condender for the World Heavyweight Championship.
- Jericho pinned Kane following a Swanton Bomb by Jeff Hardy. Jericho was disqualified after he hit Mysterio with a chair. Hardy pins Mysterio by reversing a leg drop into a hurricanrana pin.
* A tribute to the troops video package is shown.
* Chris Jericho, Maria, and Edge are shown backstage. Jericho and Edge both ask Maria where Teddy Long was and they are furious about their matches.
* Cryme Tyme comes out to a big pop. JTG gets the crowd cheering and they discuss their first night on SmackDown. They welcome Layla and Eve to the ring and they dance off. Layla dances first, with a huge pop. Eve also receives a huge pop and impresses the fans. They then dance together. Eve easily wins to a huge pop. She then dances with Cryme Tyme and Layla hits Eve from behind. They fight and Cryme Tyme is forced to restrain them.
* Sherri from “The View” announces that MVP will make a special appearance on the show this coming Monday.
* MVP b. Dolph Ziggler to retain the United States Championship.
- MVP is accompanied to the ring by Sherri of “The View.” MVP hit the Playmaker for the pinfall after a distraction from Sherri. Good match.
* CM Punk b. Edge in a non-title match.
- CM Punk hit Edge with a GTS. He cashes in the Money in the Bank, but Umaga attacks him. Edge is about to pin Punk, but Jeff Hardy interferes with a Swanton Bomb. Punk leaves the ring with the briefcase. It is deem an unofficial contest. This concludes this week’s edition of SmackDown.