The WWE held their Smackdown tapings in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.
– Goldust and Cody Rhodes defeated Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro (w/Zeb Colter) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship. Goldust got the pin. He can really go and it was even better in person.
– Ryback cut a promo about why he loves being a bully. He issued an open challenge that The Great Khali accepted.
– Ryback defeated The Great Khali. Ryback won cleanly.
– Cameron and Naomi defeated A.J. Lee (w/Tamina) in a handicap match. The match was set up by Vickie. Naomi did all the work while Tamina kept Cameron outside.
– Rey Mysterio and The Uso Brothers defeated The Shield. The match was slow at first and picked up when Rey took a hot tag. Rey was really over.
– Big Show came out for a promo. Randy Orton cut in and whined about not getting help at Survivor Series.
– Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler defeated Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow. Very quick match.
– The Prime Time Players defeated 3MB. 3MB playing the Fabulous Freebirds. Heath Slater played the part of Michael Hayes, Jinder Mahal played Jimmy Garvin, and Drew McIntyre was Terry Gordy. Slater does an awesome Hayes impersonation. However, the younger crowd didn’t get it.
– Daniel Bryan beat Luke Harper. C.M. Punk came out. The Wyatts got the better of Punk and Bryan to close the show.
Dark Main Event
– John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. A fun match that sent the fans home happy.
Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.