The 585th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT. One week after winning a Triple Threat Match to become the new #1 Contender for Kane’s World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with the Superstar he pinned in the match last week in the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio!
- Edge & Alberto Del Rio fight to a No Contest when The Nexus interferes.
- Non-Title: Dolph Ziggler def. JTG by submission to the sleeper hold.
- #1 Contender's Triple Threat Match for the Intercontinental Title: MVP def. Drew McIntyre & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes by pinning Drew McIntyre following the Ballin' Boot to become the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title.
- WWE Pro Vs. NXT Rookie Diva: Vickie Guerrero def. Kaitlyn by roll-up with her feet on the ropes.
- Tyler Reks def. Chris Masters by pin following the Reks Factor.
- 10-Man Tag: Kane, Edge, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, & Kofi Kingston def. The Nexus (David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty) by Edge pinning David Otunga following the Spear.
The show kicks off in a big way as the new #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series, “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge would go one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio! In the end, it looked like Edge was poised for victory as the #1 Contender was set to hit the Spear on Alberto Del Rio, but The Nexus would run out and surround the ring before David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty would attack both Edge and Alberto Del Rio before sending both Superstars out of the ring! After their attack, David Otunga states that, the last time they came to SmackDown, they “dominated” SmackDown, but now they are “taking over” Friday Nights before proclaiming that you’re “either Nexus or against us”! This prompts “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show out, who signals for Rey Mysterio to come out and both men are then joined by World Heavyweight Champion Kane and, together with the Edge, the SmackDown Superstars would cut off The Nexus’ invasion of Friday Nights at the pass as SmackDown’s best would send The Nexus packing! What is the reason for The Nexus’ sudden desire to take SmackDown over? How will The Nexus respond to being evicted from the SmackDown ring by SmackDown’s Superstar contingent?
Following the chaos that ensued moments earlier when The Nexus tried to invade SmackDown, the General Manager of SmackDown Theodore Long would announce that The Nexus would face World Heavyweight Champion Kane, #1 Contender Edge, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, & “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio in a blockbuster 10-Man Tag; the biggest in SmackDown’s “history”! Will The Nexus resume their SmackDown takeover or will the SmackDown Superstars send the invaders packing back to RAW?
After being caught making out with Kaitlyn on NXT, Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler, without girlfriend Vickie Guerrero, would go one-on-one with “The Brooklyn Baller” JTG! In the end, Dolph Ziggler would hit the Zig Zag on JTG, but would refuse to pin JTG as Dolph would put JTG to sleep with the sleeper hold to win the match! After the match, Kaitlyn would come out to congratulate and celebrate with Dolph Ziggler, but Dolph’s girlfriend, Vickie Guerrero, would march to the ring and deliver a vicious slap to the face of her NXT Rookie Diva, leading to a rabid argument between the two of them! What will come out of this love triangle between Dolph Ziggler, Kaitlyn, & Vickie Guerrero?
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero confronts SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and demands “justice” for Kaitlyn embarrassing her again and Long tells Vickie that she will have the chance to get her “justice” as she will go one-on-one with Kaitlyn!
Backstage, cameras catch up to an assault in progress as The Nexus is finishing a brutal beat down of Rey Mysterio, leaving Rey writhing in pain! What is the status of Rey Mysterio? What effect will this have on the 10-Man Tag main event?
Moments after assaulting Rey Mysterio, The Nexus is backstage and are asked why they assaulted Rey Mysterio and David Otunga explains that their leader, Wade Barrett, left early to head to the U.K. to visit friends and family and will join their leader next week, but they decided to show that The Nexus is not just about Wade Barrett and John Cena and that they attacked Rey because they “can”! What other havoc will The Nexus reek on SmackDown?
Then it was time to determine the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title in a Triple Threat match as former tag team partners “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would be involved, along with “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP, as the three Superstars would be looking to become the next challenger for Dolph Ziggler’s Intercontinental Title with a shot at the gold next week! At the end of an incredibly hard-fought match, it was MVP blasting Drew McIntyre with a vicious kick to the head en route to picking up the win and earning a shot at the Intercontinental Title of Dolph Ziggler next week! Can MVP claim his first Intercontinental Title or will Dolph Ziggler continue his reign as champion?
Following their confrontation earlier where Vickie Guerrero delivered a vicious slap to Kaitlyn, SmackDown Consultant & WWE Pro Vickie Guerrero would go one-on-one with her NXT Rookie Diva Kaitlyn! In the end, it was Vickie Guerrero rolling Kaitlyn up and putting her feet on the ropes to pick up the win! How will Kaitlyn respond to Vickie Guerrero’s questionable win?
Backstage, the new #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title, MVP, is discussing his win with Kaval when the two Superstars were blindsided by The Nexus as the ruthless group attacks and leaves the two Superstars laid out! Can World Heavyweight Champion Kane, #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title Edge, Big Show, Alberto Del Rio, & Kofi Kingston (who will replace Rey Mysterio in the match) put an end to The Nexus’ assaults?
In a rematch from last week’s WWE Superstars, the ruthless powerhouse Tyler Reks would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters! In the end, it was Tyler Reks hitting the Reks Factor on Chris Masters en route to picking up a dominant win!
Then it was time for the blockbuster main event as World Heavyweight Champion Kane, #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, Edge, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, the self-proclaimed “Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio, & Kofi Kingston would look to nip a hostile takeover in the bud as the SmackDown Superstars would face The Nexus’ David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Husky Harris, & Michael McGillicutty in a huge 10-Man Tag Match! During the match, Big Show would hit the ropes to deliver a shot to Heath Slater, but Show would inadvertently knock Alberto Del Rio off of the ring apron, prompting Del Rio to walk out of the match and walk out on his tag partners! At the end of a chaotic match, it was Kane turning on his own tag partner by chokeslamming Big Show before Edge would tag himself into the match and would dodge a chokeslam by Kane to deliver the Spear to Kane before delivering a second Spear to David Otunga en route to picking up the win for SmackDown! Edge is on fire as Survivor Series draws closer, but can Edge unseat Kane at the November classic to become the new World Heavyweight Champion?