Five nights after a shocking and unforgettable Bragging Rights, the 584th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. Five nights after, with the surprising help of The Nexus, burying his brother alive in the Buried Alive Match for the World Heavyweight Title, World Heavyweight Champion Kane would present a “funeral” for his brother, The Undertaker!
- RAW Champion Vs. SmackDown Champion: Daniel Bryan def. Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) by pin following a martial arts kick to the head.
- Jack Swagger def. Kaval by submission to the ankle lock.
- 8-Diva Tag: Melina, Kelly Kelly, & The Bella Twins def. LayCool, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox by Kelly Kelly pinning Rosa Mendes following the K2.
- Big Show & Kofi Kingston def. The Dashing Ones (Drew McIntyre & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes) by Big Show pinning "Dashing" Cody Rhodes following the chokeslam.
- #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match: Edge def. Rey Mysterio & Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) by pinning Alberto Del Rio following the Spear to become the new #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series.
Five nights after burying his brother, The Undertaker, alive at Bragging Rights, the show kicks off with World Heavyweight Champion Kane as Kane states that the “saga is over” as he has “proven” his “dominance” over The Undertaker for “the final time” and that The Undertaker is “never coming back”, because he “buried” him! Kane then proclaims that The Undertaker is “gone” because of “one person and one person only”, himself before saying that he wants all of the fans to “thank” him for “removing the false hope” that The Undertaker brought to the fans’ “meaningless lives”! Kane continues that the fans are “clinging” to the hope that The Undertaker will return, but that it is “never going to happen” because The Undertaker is “six feet underground”! Kane then proclaims that he is the fans’ new “patriarch” and that he is “the devil’s favorite demon” before demanding that the fans “stand up” and “bow” their heads to observe a “moment of silence” for the man who they will “never see again”; his “fallen and soon to be forever forgotten brother”! The “moment of silence” is then interrupted by the arrival of Alberto Del Rio as Del Rio says that it is a “tragedy” that he has never gotten an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Champion and the only “funeral” they are going to have is going to be for the World Heavyweight Title! This would lead to a bizarre chain of events as, while an enraged Kane would shouted at him, Alberto Del Rio would knock the legendary urn out of the hands of Kane’s father, Paul Bearer, as Del Rio would proceed to get the better of Kane and stomp away at the World Heavyweight Champion until Rey Mysterio would rush out and attack Del Rio, sending Del Rio packing before Rey would deliver the 619 to Paul Bearer! Kane would then deliver a boot to the face of Rey Mysterio, sending Rey to the floor as Edge would come out and deliver the Spear to Kane to leave Edge the last Superstar standing in the ring! What will become of this battle between Edge, Rey Mysterio, Alberto Del Rio, and World Heavyweight Champion Kane?
After two impressive and hard-fought wars at Bragging Rights on RAW, where Daniel Bryan made Dolph Ziggler tap out two nights in a row, the opening match of SmackDown would see United States Champion Daniel Bryan going one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Champion Vs. Champion match! During the chaotic match, the referee would get inadvertently knocked down, followed by Dolph Ziggler hitting the Zig Zag on Daniel Bryan and, with the referee down, Dolph’s girlfriend and SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero would enter the ring and count the three for Dolph! Thinking that her three count counted for the win, Vickie would raise the hand of her boyfriend, but the referee would inform Vickie and Dolph that Vickie’s three count did not count and that the match is still in progress! With all this going on, Daniel Bryan would be given enough time to recover and would land a vicious kick to the head of Dolph Ziggler en route to picking up his third win over Dolph!
It was then revealed that, a result of the activity earlier in the show, the main event of SmackDown would be a Triple Threat #1 Contender’s match as “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, Alberto Del Rio, & “The SmackDown Icon” Rey Mysterio would face off in a Triple Threat Match with the winner being named the new #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title!
Backstage, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes is confronted by Big Show after Rhodes hogs the mirror Kelly Kelly was using and insulted the Diva and Big Show challenges Rhodes to a match, but Rhodes responds by saying that he is not “scared” of Big Show, but he is part of a tag team and Big Show is not, so they can’t have a match, but after Big Show assures Rhodes that he can find a partner because people “like” him, Rhodes accepts the challenge! After getting himself, as well as his tag team partner, Drew McIntyre, into a tag match against Big Show, who will Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes face in addition to Big Show?
With his Swagger Soaring Eagle in tow, “The All-American American” Jack Swagger was in action on SmackDown as Swagger would go one-on-one with “The World Warrior” Kaval! In the end, it was Jack Swagger locking in the ankle lock on Kaval, forcing Kaval to tap out en route to picking up the win!
With Hornswoggle, who is dressed as “Woody” from Toy Story, the SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long would present the Divas Halloween Contest as Long would introduce The Bella Twins, who were dressed as Batman & Robin, Alicia Fox as Cleopatra, Kelly Kelly as Little Bo Peep, Rosa Mendes as the “Lucky Leprechaun”, Melina as Spider-Woman, & LayCool as Layla was dressed as Beyonce and Michelle McCool was dressed as Lady Gaga! Before the contest, LayCool would name themselves the winners and, after a confrontation with Melina, Theodore Long would step in and announce that, instead of naming a winner, the eight Divas will compete in an 8-Diva Tag Match as the self-proclaimed “co-Divas Champions” LayCool, Rosa Mendes, & Alicia Fox would face Melina, Kelly Kelly, & The Bella Twins! In the end, it was Kelly Kelly hitting the K2 on Rosa Mendes to pick up the win for her team!
Before facing off with Big Show and Show’s partner, Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes have some words for the new WWE Tag Team Champion, The Nexus’ Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, as McIntyre calls the new champions “pathetic” for the way they won the titles and vows that they are “taking” the WWE Tag Team Titles back! “Dashing” Cody Rhodes then advises The Nexus to “watch” what they do to Big Show and his mystery partner before dubbing himself and Drew McIntyre, “The Dashing Ones”!
After vowing to regain the WWE Tag Team Titles from The Nexus’ Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, former WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, now known as The Dashing Ones, would face “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show and his mystery partner, who would be revealed to be Kofi Kingston! In the end, it was Big Show hoisting “Dashing” Cody Rhodes up for a chokeslam and, after Drew McIntyre ignored Rhodes’ pleas for help, Rhodes would find himself planted with a chokeslam by Big Show en route to Big Show & Kofi Kingston picking up the win!
Backstage, after Drew McIntyre left his partner, “Dashing” Cody Rhodes, high and dry, Rhodes confronts McIntyre and tells his partner that McIntyre is in his “way” and the only way he can a singles championship is without McIntyre, leading to an argument between the two that would end with Rhodes stating that The Dashing Ones are done! What awaits these two capable SmackDown Superstars now that their team is no more?
Then it was time for the main event as two former World Champions and hungry young Superstars would compete in a Triple Threat Match as “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, Alberto Del Rio, & “The SmackDown Icon” Rey Mysterio would battle with the winner becoming the new #1 Contender to Kane’s World Heavyweight Title! In the end, it was Alberto Del Rio having Rey Mysterio hoisted on his shoulders that would provide the perfect opportunity for Edge to hit Alberto Del Rio with the Spear en route to becoming the new #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title! Can Edge become a ten time World Champion at Survivor Series or will the dominance and pure evil of Kane lead to Kane retaining the World Heavyweight Title?