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WWE SmackDown July 17, 2009 Results

The 517th edition of WWE SmackDown came to you from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL (Layla’s Hometown).

Quick Match Results

  • Non-Title: John Morrison def. CM Punk by countering a roll-up attempt into a pin.
  • Kane def. R-Truth by pin following a big boot counter to R-Truth coming off of the top rope.
  • 6-Person Mixed Tag Match: The Hart Dynasty def. Cryme Tyme & Eve Torres by Natalya pinning Eve Torres following a discus clothesline.
  • Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler def. Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio by DQ after CM Punk shoves Chris Jericho into Jeff Hardy.

Match Quality

  1. John Morrison Vs. CM Punk
  2. Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler Vs. Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio
  3. Kane Vs. R-Truth
  4. 6-Person Mixed Tag Match

Detailed Results

SmackDown kicked off with an appearance by the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title in nine nights at the Night of Champions, Jeff Hardy. The #1 Contender states that everyone makes mistakes and he has admitted to his. Jeff then says that he has not failed a drug test in a year’s time and that he "self-healed" as opposed to going to rehab. CM Punk interrupts and tells Jeff that "not failing a drug test for a year" is not an accomplishment. The World Heavyweight Champion then says that Jeff does not listen and calls the #1 Contender a "joke". Jeff proclaims that he will be the next World Heavyweight Champion come Night of Champions. Punk responds by telling "The Extreme Enigma" that Jeff can not beat him because he is "straightedge" and that he will still be World Heavyweight Champion a year from now and that Jeff will fall back into his old "vices". Punk then calls Jeff a "statistic" before Jeff heard enough and shoved the World Heavyweight Champion to the mat. CM Punk exited the ring and told Jeff that he was going to be the bigger man and, at Night of Champions, he will tear Jeff Hardy apart. Will CM Punk prove that being "straightedge" makes him better than Jeff Hardy or will "The Charismatic Enigma" take the World Heavyweight Championship from CM Punk and prove that he is truly rehabilitated from his past "mistakes"?

The World Heavyweight Champion also had a match on his hands as he squared off with "The Guru of Greatness" John Morrison in a rematch from a few weeks ago. Just like their last encounter, John Morrison outmaneuvered CM Punk and pinned the World Heavyweight Champion for the second time! After the match was over, John Morrison extended his hand to the champion in a show of good sportsmanship. CM Punk refused the proposal and rolled out of the ring. John Morrison seems to have the champion’s number; when will Morrison get his shot at the gold?

Miami’s own, Layla, made a special appearance on SmackDown and entertained the Miami fans by doing a special dance routine from her days with the Miami Heat. However, Ricky Ortiz interrupted the display and told Layla that she needs to "rally up" and hands a rally towel to Layla. Layla responds by throwing the towel to the ground and exiting the ring.

"The Big Red Machine" Kane was in action as he squared off with R-Truth. The end of the match came when R-Truth tried to deliver a maneuver off of the top rope, but Kane caught R-Truth with a big boot and picked up the win. After the match, The Great Khali came out and made his way to the ring. With Kane’s attention on "The Punjabi Nightmare", R-Truth hit a missile dropkick on "The Big Red Machine". The Great Khali entered the ring, but Kane made another hasty escape from The Great Khali. When will Khali finally get his hands on Kane?

In a 6-Person Mixed Tag Match, The Hart Dynasty defeated the team of Cryme Tyme & Eve Torres. What’s next in this heated rivalry between these two teams?

SmackDown also had an exclusive interview with a recuperating Edge. The nine-time World Champion revealed that his Achilles tendon injury could mean the end of his career, stating that an Achilles tendon injury is the worst possible injury that an athlete could sustain. "The Rated-R Superstar" said that he will do his best to recover from the injury and return to the WWE and become a champion again. Edge’s former partner, Chris Jericho, interrupted the interview and told his former tag team championship partner that Edge does not care about the Unified Tag Titles, the WWE, or about Chris Jericho. Jericho said that he would find a partner who is "better" than Edge and that, unlike Edge, he has "earned" every championship he has ever won. Jericho then calls Edge "weak" and "injury-prone" and that he is too "tough" to get injured. Edge responds by telling Jericho that, when he comes back, he will prove all of the doubters wrong. Will we ever see Edge compete in the WWE? If so, will "The Rated-R Superstar" target his former partner, Chris Jericho?

Before the tag team main event featuring Jeff Hardy & Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio taking on Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler was set to begin, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk made his way to ringside. During the match, the tag team match broke down with Jeff Hardy and Chris Jericho going to the outside. On the outside, Jeff Hardy tried to throw Chris Jericho into CM Punk. However, CM Punk was able to get out of the way. After Jeff Hardy had turned his attention back to the ring, CM Punk shoved Chris Jericho into Jeff Hardy, which resulted in Jeff Hardy colliding with the steel steps. The match was over with Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler getting the victory by disqualification, but the chaos was not over as Dolph Ziggler used a baseball slide to knock Rey Mysterio down on the outside. Ziggler then hit his signature finisher on Mysterio on the outside of the ring. Chris Jericho then throws Jeff Hardy into the ring and hits the Codebreaker on the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title. Jericho then locks the Walls of Jericho in on Jeff Hardy as World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk watched all of it take place. As Jericho continued the torture on Jeff Hardy, CM Punk made his exit. What kind of condition will Jeff Hardy be in for the World Heavyweight Title match at the Night of Champions? Has Chris Jericho given CM Punk the edge for the championship match?