*SPOILERS* SmackDown Taping Results For This Friday, 8/24
SmackDown (Airing August 24th on SyFy):
* The show opens with Randy Orton coming out to the ring and discusses his match against Alberto Del Rio from RAW. Orton says that since he beat the former #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship, he feels he earned the right to face Sheamus next. Orton says if anyone has a problem with that statement, they should come out and face him.
* World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus comes out to the ring and he goes back-and-forth with Orton about how Del Rio complains too much, which leads to SmackDown General Manager Booker T coming out. Booker asks the crowd if they want to see Orton faces Sheamus for the World Title and the crowd goes nuts. Booker goes to make it official, but…
* Alberto Del Rio, along with Ricardo Rodriguez, comes out complaining about what happened to him at SummerSlam and at RAW, saying Sheamus’ actions were not proper for a champion. Del Rio claims there is a conspiracy against him and says he wants a rematch. Booker gives him a rematch, but instead of against Sheamus, it’s against Orton. The winner faces Sheamus at Night of Champions.
* Ryback b. Jinder Mahal with the Shell Shock. After the match, Ryback started up a “Feed Me More” chant.
* Kaitlyn comes out and joins the announce booth for the next match.
* WWE Divas Champion Layla b. Alicia Fox with the Lay-Out. After the match, Kaitlyn enters the ring and shakes hands with Layla, but then it comes a staredown. Eve Torres then comes out and raises their hands before leaving. Kaitlyn and Layla look confused as Eve is shown smiling on the stage.
* Cody Rhodes comes out and joins the announce booth for the next match.
* Heath Slater b. Sin Cara with a roll-up after Rhodes distracted Cara from ringside, allowing Slater to turn Cara’s mask around.
* Backstage, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero are discussing stuff about the future when World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus approaches them. Sheamus tries to rile up Ziggler to have him cash-in his Money in the Bank briefcase tonight, but Ziggler doesn’t fall for it.
* World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus b. Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero via disqualification when Ziggler hit Sheamus with the Money in the Bank briefcase when Sheamus was going for a Brogue Kick. After the match, Ziggler nails Sheamus with the briefcase again and tells the referee that he is cashing in. However, Ziggler retreats with the briefcase as the official was taking too long which allowed Sheamus to recover.
* Santino Marella comes out and talks about his reign as WWE United States Champion and how it came to an end on Sunday before SummerSlam thanks to the Cobra getting distracted. He pulls out the Cobra, puts it on, then asks it if they are still on the same page… seriously.
* WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro and Aksana come out to interrupt. Cesaro starts to refer himself as a winner in several different languages, but in the midst of it he is attacked by Santino. Santino goes to hit Cesaro with the Cobra, but Aksana put on the charm and distracted the snake hand puppet once again which allowed Cesaro to take out Santino.
* Darren Young and Titus O’Neil come out and join the announce booth for the next match.
* WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth b. Epico and Primo in a non-title match when Truth hit the Little Jimmy on Epico. After the match, Kofi and Truth exchange words with the Prime Time Players.
* Backstage, Matt Striker interviews WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth and asks them about the Prime Time Players, who just so happen to show up at that point. O’Neil and Young bad mouthed Little Jimmy and Truth snapped. A brawl ensued between the four of them and eventually Epico and Primo, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd as well as The Usos joined in on it. Referees eventually broke it up.
* Backstage, we see SmackDown General Manager Booker T and his Senior Adviser Theodore Long talking about what just happened with the tag team division. Booker consults Long on who he thinks deserves a title shot, but when his assistant Eve Torres comes up with the idea of deciding by looking at win-loss records, he disregards what he said to Long and praises Eve.
* World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus came out and joined the announce booth for the main event.
* Alberto Del Rio b. Randy Orton with the cross arm breaker to earn the right to face Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship. After the match, Ricardo Rodriguez threw a shoe at Sheamus, which led to a brawl. Del Rio lays out Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler comes out once again teasing to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase, but ends up taking an RKO from Orton. Del Rio stares at Orton and Sheamus from the stage to close the show.