The 512th edition of WWE SmackDown came to you from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS.
Quick Match Results
- Dolph Ziggler def. The Great Khali (with Ranjin Singh) by Count-Out.
- Michelle McCool & Layla (with Alicia Fox) def. Melina & Eve Torres by Michelle McCool pinning Melina following the Styles Clash.
- John Morrison & R-Truth def. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin by John Morrison pinning Charlie Haas following Starship Pain.
- Champion Vs. Champion: Non-Title: CM Punk def. Chris Jericho by pin following the GTS.
- #1 Contender’s Match: Edge def. Jeff Hardy by DQ after CM Punk interfered.
- CM Punk Vs. Chris Jericho
- Edge Vs. Jeff Hardy
- John Morrison & R-Truth Vs. Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin
- Dolph Ziggler Vs. The Great Khali
- Michelle McCool & Layla Vs. Melina & Eve Torres
SmackDown opened with the new World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk. The new champion stated that he does not think that he "stole" the World Heavyweight Title at Extreme Rules. Punk proclaimed that he is proud to be the World Heavyweight Champion again and that he will return dignity and honor to the championship. Punk said that his title win was "unpopular" amongst the fans, but that he has never made popular decisions in his life or career. Punk stated that the title means the world to him and he looks forward to representing SmackDown as its World Heavyweight Champion. Jeff Hardy interrupts Punk and tells the new champion that Punk did not "earn" the title and that Punk cashed in on the "wrong guy". Punk responds by telling Jeff that Jeff is the one who wanted a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules and that when he learned that Jeff would face Edge in a Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Title at Extreme Rules, he made his decision to cash in the Money-in-the-Bank opportunity after that match, regardless of who emerged as champion. Jeff tells Punk that he wants his rematch for the title on SmackDown. Edge then interrupts and proclaims that if anyone deserves a rematch for the World Heavyweight Title, it’s him. "The Rated-R Superstar" then tells the new champion that CM Punk is trying to be like him by being a two-time Money-in-the-Bank winner. Edge then says that Punk can never be him. Edge then confidently says that he will get his rematch, not Jeff. Jeff responds by knocking Edge out of the ring and then laying out CM Punk with a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb. SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long comes out and announces that Edge and Jeff Hardy will face each other in the main event of SmackDown and the winner of that match will face CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Title on this Monday’s "3-For-All" special.
Upon entering his office, General Manager Theodore Long finds the new Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho waiting. Jericho tells the GM that he beat and unmasked Rey Mysterio at Extreme Rules to win the Intercontinental Title for the ninth time and he deserves to be the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title. Long responds by making a Champion Vs. Champion match between Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho and World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk!
The opening match of the night saw Dolph Ziggler pick up a big win, via count-out, over The Great Khali. Ziggler outsmarted "The Punjabi Nightmare" by using Khali’s translator, Ranjin Singh, as a distraction.
The Divas were in action as the #1 Contender for the Women’s Title Michelle McCool teamed with Layla to defeat Women’s Champion Melina & Eve Torres. With some help from Alicia Fox, McCool was able to pin the Women’s Champion for the win! McCool seems to have the edge over Melina as of late. What will be the story when these two battle over the Women’s Title?
In tag team action, John Morrison teamed up with R-Truth to defeat Charlie Haas & "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin.
Before he faced CM Punk, Chris Jericho stated that he did Rey Mysterio a favor at Extreme Rules by unmasking him. Jericho said that he "set Rey free" and that he is Rey’s "savior". Jericho then vows to expose CM Punk just like he did to Rey Mysterio. Jericho then guarantees victory over the World Heavyweight Champion.
Then it was time for a special Champion Vs. Champion match (non-title) as the new World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk defeated the new Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho.
After picking up a big win over Chris Jericho, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk was on commentary for the #1 Contender’s Match.
In the middle of the #1 Contender’s Match for the World Heavyweight Title between Edge & Jeff Hardy, Edge intentionally threw Jeff Hardy into the champion. CM Punk responded by attacking Edge, which gave Edge the disqualification victory! Jeff came in and laid Edge with a Twist of Fate, but when Jeff turned around, he was met with a GTS by Punk! As CM Punk stood tall over Edge & Jeff Hardy, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced that CM Punk will defend his World Heavyweight Title against both Edge & Jeff Hardy in a Triple Threat Match on this Monday’s "3-For-All"! In his first title defense, CM Punk must defend against two former champions. With the odds against Punk, can the champion hang on to his title or will Edge or Jeff Hardy dethrone Punk just as his reign gets going?