– Thanks to Richard and Amber for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Dallas, Texas. These will air this Friday on SyFy.
* Brodus Clay defeated another local wrestler in a squash.
* Shawn Michaels and Triple H reunited as DX for an off-camera appearance and teased a future WrestleMania for Cowboys Stadium.
* Teddy Long opened this week’s show with John Laurinaitis and announced a 41-man battle royal for tonight’s show. The winner will get a title shot of any title they choose. They are celebrating SmackDown being the 2nd longest running episodic TV show ever.
* The battle royal is up next and the ring fills with pretty much the entire roster.
* The battle royal consisted of black Sin Cara, Derrick Bateman, Cody Rhodes, Matt Striker, William Regal, Michael McGillicutty, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Daniel Bryan, John Morrison, Trent Baretta, Percy Watson, Dolph Ziggler, Justin Gabriel, Mason Ryan, Primo Colon, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, CM Punk, Sheamus, The Miz, R-Truth, Randy Orton, Santino Marella, Alex Riley, Kofi Kingston, David Otunga, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, Christian, The Usos and a few others. The blue Sin Cara was not in the match for whatever reason.
It comes down to The Miz and Randy Orton. They both tumbled through the ropes and landed on the floor but Miz hit first so Orton is the winner. Orton picks the World Heavyweight Title and will face Mark Henry tonight.
* Teddy Long makes Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio for later tonight.
* Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly in a non-title match.
* Backstage segment with Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger.
* Blue Sin Cara vs. Justin Gabriel starts with the black Sin Cara attacking the original on the ramp. He takes the blue mask and puts it on, then defeats Gabriel.
* Alberto Del Rio beats Sheamus with the help of Christian. After the match, Christian beats Sheamus down and hits him with a pair of spears.
* Zack Ryder and Kofi Kingston beat Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger in a solid match.
* Randy Orton defeats Mark Henry by DQ when Cody Rhodes interferes and hits Orton. Big Show runs out to make the save and chokeslams Henry. Orton gets pissed and RKO’s Cody to end the show.