WWE taped this week’s edition of SmackDown from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Special thanks to reader Martin for sending text-message updates.
SmackDown: (Airing This Week)
* SmackDown begins with a casket in the ring. The Undertaker appears out of it. Jeff Hardy is shown on the screen and he says he will put all his emotion in the match. The Undertaker says he will rest in peace.
* Matt Hardy b. Shelton Benjamin
- Shelton continued to work Matt’s knee throughout the match. Hardy finally gained control, hit twist of fate, followed by a pinfall.
* The Brian Kendrick b. Carlito
- Kendrick got the win via pinfall after hitting sliced break number two. Ezekiel Jackson attacked Primo Colon on the outside to distract Carlito.
* A video promo for Kizarny’s SmackDown debut is shown.
* Vladimir Kozlov & Triple H hold a contract signing for their match at Survivor Series. Kozlov signed, but before Triple could sign, Jeff Hardy came out of the crowd and slammed Kozlov through a table.
* WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool b. Maria to retain the title.
- Jesse & Festus are at ringside to watch. McCool gets the win with the hell hook. Festus goes crazy when the bell rings.
* Kung Fu Naki b. MVP
- Shortly after the match begins The Great Khali comes out and distracts MVP. Funaki kicks him and gets the win.
* Khali proceeds to do a kiss cam segment. A large women comes to the ring and dances for him. Khali tells her to kiss MVP.
* Jeff Hardy b. The Undertaker
- Big Show came out and chokeslammed Undertaker. Hardy leapfrogged over a ladder with a legdrop and pinned Undertaker for the three-count.