Five nights after a historic and unforgettable Night of Champions, WWE Friday Night SmackDown would have its final night on MyNetworkTV before the big move to Syfy next week as SmackDown came to you from the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington, IL. Five nights after Kane successfully pinned and defeated his brother, The Undertaker, in a No Holds Barred Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title, SmackDown would reveal what is next for both of these legendary Superstars as, on SmackDown, World Heavyweight Champion Kane would make an appearance to issue a challenge to his brother, The Undertaker!
- Non-Title: Kane def. Chris Masters by pin following the Tombstone Piledriver.
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Drew McIntyre & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes (c) def. The Hart Dynasty by Drew McIntyre pinning Tyson Kidd following the Future Shock DDT to retain.
- Chavo Guerrero def. Kaval by pin following the Frog Splash.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Big Show def. Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer by Vance Archer submitting to Big Show’s Colossal Clutch.
- CM Punk def. Luke Gallows by pin following the GTS.
- Non-Title: MVP def. Dolph Ziggler by intentional count-out.
Five nights after successfully defending the World Heavyweight Title in a Holds Barred Match against his brother, The Undertaker, at Night of Champions, a confident World Heavyweight Champion, Kane, would go one-on-one with “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters in a non-title match! Despite an impressive effort by Chris Masters, including have Kane locked in the Masterlock early in the match, Kane would take control and deliver the Tombstone Piledriver to “The Masterpiece” en route to picking up the win!
After his win over Chris Masters, World Heavyweight Champion Kane stated that, at Night of Champions, he proved that he is the “dominant brother” when he planted The Undertaker with the Tombstone Piledriver before saying that The Undertaker is “no better” than the fans, who Kane calls “weak and pathetic”! Kane then states that the fans’ “fear” make them “weak and pathetic” and he can “smell” they fear! Kane then enters the crowd and proclaims that everyone in the arena is “afraid of the unknown” and “afraid of failure”, but they are more “afraid” of what he is “capable of” and that they know that “no one” can “stop” him anymore! Kane continues that the fans wish that he would “go away” before stating that, later in the night, he will have a “challenge” for The Undertaker; a challenge that he will “not allow” The Undertaker to deny! Kane then states that he “destroyed” the body of The Undertaker at Night of Champions before vowing that, on his “own terms”, he will “destroy” the “legend” and the “soul” of The Undertaker! What does the evil and seemingly unstoppable Kane have in store for The Undertaker? What will Kane’s challenge be to his brother and how will The Undertaker respond?
Five nights after beating five other teams in Tag Team Turmoil to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions at Night of Champions, Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes would defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against the former champions, The Hart Dynasty! In the end, it was Drew McIntyre exposing the steel turnbuckle and running Tyson Kidd face-first into the steel before planting Kidd with the Future Shock DDT en route to picking up the win, making their first defense of the WWE Tag Team Titles a successful one! What team will step up next to challenge Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes for the gold?
Backstage, Alberto Del Rio is shown standing over Christian in the parking lot with Christian writhing in pain and grabbing his shoulder just moments after an apparent attack by Del Rio! Del Rio would tell Christian that then was the “place and the time” he was referring to before referees come to check on Christian! What is the status of Christian following this attack by Alberto Del Rio?
Backstage, “The Straightedge Savior” CM Punk is confronted by his former follower in The Straightedge Society, Luke Gallows, and Punk tells Gallows that when he said that he was “through” with Gallows, that he “meant it” and when Gallows tries to speak, Punk tells Gallows “no more words” because Gallows is not “worthy” of being Straightedge and never has and never will! Gallows then grabs Punk by the throat and slams him up against the wall before telling Punk that Punk is “not better than anyone” and, until Punk walks in his or anyone else’s “shoes”, he does not “have the right to pass judgment”! Gallows continues that he is “not better than anybody”, but he knows that he is better than Punk before vowing that, after he beats Punk, he is going to go out and have a “beer”! Now that Luke Gallows is no longer under the Straightedge thumb of CM Punk, can Gallows defeat his former leader and mentor?
After a losing effort in his debut match on SmackDown against Drew McIntyre last week, the winner of NXT Season Two, “The World Warrior” Kaval, would be looking to turn things around as he goes one-on-one with the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero! In the end, it was Chavo Guerrero hitting the Frog Splash on Kaval en route to picking up the win! Kaval has lost his first two SmackDown matches, will Kaval be able to achieve success on Friday Nights?
One month after viciously attacking Rey Mysterio and breaking Rey’s left wrist and after assaulting Christian in the parking lot earlier in the night, Alberto Del Rio made an appearance on SmackDown to provide an “update” on Rey Mysterio’s condition! Alberto Del Rio states that he is ready to have a match against Christian, but Christian is “crying like a little baby” in the parking lot! Del Rio continues that all his opponents end up in the “hospital”, just like Rey Mysterio did! Del Rio then says he has something for the fans and they will not “believe” it before proclaiming that Rey Mysterio is coming back to SmackDown during next week’s live Syfy debut of SmackDown! Del Rio then reveals that Rey has challenged him to a match next week, but instead he is going to give Rey a “kiss right on the chin”! Alberto Del Rio is then interrupted by Christian who, despite his injured shoulder, would rush the ring and attack Del Rio, but Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, would grab the ankle of Christian, allowing Del Rio to hit a vicious kick on Christian! Del Rio would then proceed to lock on the Cross Armbreaker on the already injured shoulder of Christian before ultimately placing Christian’s arm in a steel chair and ramming it into the steel post! After suffering the same fate as Rey Mysterio, what is the status of Christian? What kind of condition will Rey Mysterio be in when he returns to SmackDown next week to face his attacker Alberto Del Rio?
Five nights after defeating CM Punk at Night of Champions, “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show was in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match against Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer! Big Show would make quick work of the tag team as Big Show would lock in the Colossal Clutch on Vance Archer, forcing Archer to tap out! What is next for Big Show on SmackDown?
Then it was time for the former leader to face the former follower as “The Straightedge Savior” CM Punk would go one-on-one with his former Straightedge follower, “The Big LG” Luke Gallows! Despite Luke Gallows dominating most of the match, CM Punk would ultimately hit the GTS on Gallows en route to picking up the win over his former follower!
SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero, with her NXT Rookie Diva Kaitlyn in tow, would appear on SmackDown to introduce her boyfriend, the still Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler as Dolph would go one-on-one with “The Ballin’ Superstar” MVP in a non-title match! During the match, Dolph Ziggler would get knocked to the outside of the ring and Kaitlyn would check on Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero would come around and shove Kaitlyn, telling her to “stay away” and the Rookie Diva would fire back by shoving Vickie off of her feet before leaving the ringside area! Dolph would then try to consol his girlfriend, but Vickie would tell Dolph to “get away” from her before a visibly upset Vickie Guerrero slowly leaves Dolph behind and heads to the backstage area as the match continues! During the match, it looked like MVP was closing in on the win over Dolph Ziggler, but Dolph would exit the ring, grab the Intercontinental Title belt, and get himself intentionally counted out! What is next for Dolph Ziggler now that his relationship with Vickie Guerrero seems to be on the rocks?
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero is searching for her Rookie Diva, Kaitlyn, and asks The Dude Busters and Hornswoggle if they seen Kaitlyn and Hornswoggle would trick Vickie into looking for Kaitlyn in the back of a semi truck full of boxes that Hornswoggle & The Dude Busters have been packing all night in preparation for SmackDown’s move to Syfy and The Dude Busters would lock Vickie in the back o the semi truck! How will Vickie respond to being locked in the back of a semi truck by Hornswoggle & The Dude Busters?
Then it was time for World Heavyweight Champion Kane to issue his proposed challenge to his brother, The Undertaker! Kane states that there is a “new beast of the apocalypse” as he delivered “Armageddon” to his brother at Night of Champions before proclaiming that the ring is now his “yard”! Kane then states that the “fun” has just started and that they should “raise the stakes” as he has “decided” that the end of The Undertaker will take place in the “dark corridors” in the match that Undertaker made famous as he is challenging The Undertaker to face him inside the demonic Hell in a Cell! Kane then states that The Undertaker is “not welcome in hell” unless Kane “takes” him there and that “all the creatures of the night and all the lost souls” listen to him! Kane then states that The Undertaker has “no choice” but to face him inside Hell in a Cell before proclaiming that The Undertaker will “forever burn in hell”! Kane is then interrupted by the familiar sounding of a gong and the dimming of the lights as several droids appear and bring a casket to ringside! The droids then leave and the lights come back on, Kane then walks to the casket and when Kane opens the lid, he finds his father, “The Father of Destruction” Paul Bearer, who holds the legendary urn that The Undertaker once derived his power from! Paul Bearer would then rise from the casket and, to the shock of his youngest son, would stand before Kane as the lights go out and, when the lights come back on, The Undertaker is standing behind Kane! The Undertaker would attack his younger brother, but as a revitalized Undertaker readies for the chokeslam, Kane quickly escapes the ring! Then, as Kane watches in horror and utter disbelief, The Undertaker kneels before his father, Paul Bearer and the urn that holds the remains of his mother! Now that The Undertaker’s power has returned courtesy of Paul Bearer and the urn, will The Undertaker finally get his ultimate revenge against Kane when the brothers go to war once more inside Hell in a Cell in nine nights?
It was announced on SmackDown that, on next week’s live Syfy debut of Friday Night SmackDown, John Cena himself would return to SmackDown to celebrate the move! However, the epic move to Syfy may be crashed as the destructive, ruthless group known as The Nexus plan to invade SmackDown next week just two nights before John Cena goes one-on-one with Nexus leader Wade Barrett with career-altering stipulations at WWE Hell in a Cell! With John Cena and The Nexus in the house on next week’s live Syfy debut of SmackDown, there is no doubt that anything can and probably will happen, so the question remains, what will go down with all these combustible elements in one place?