Detailed spoilers from the Smackdown taping airing on 3/6/09!
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SmackDown: (Airing This Week)
* The Undertaker opens SmackDown with a promo about his match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania. He says that he accepts Shawn’s challenge.
* A Shawn Michaels video package is shown.
* Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy tonight with the winner getting a spot in the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania.
* Jeff Hardy goes to Vickie’s office. He said he won’t fight Matt but he will qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match.
* Matt Hardy comes out to the ring and cuts a promo. He talks about how Jeff won’t fight him but says once they both qualify, he’ll finally get his hands on him. He’s drawing a lot of heel heat.
* MVP b. Matt Hardy to qualify for the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 25.
* Jeff Hardy vs. Shelton Benjamin is announced for tonight.
* R-Truth b. Chavo Guerrero
* The Big Show & Edge contract signing is up next.
* Vickie starts the segment in the ring. Edge comes out without the World Heavyweight Championship belt and asks Vickie about what is going on with her and Big Show. Big Show comes out… They sign the contract. Big Show then cuts a promo saying that Edge is not a good champion and Vickie agrees. John Cena comes out and interrupts. Cena cleans house hitting Big Show with a low blow and throwing Edge into the ring post then hitting him with a table. Cena whispers something in Vickie’s ear and leaves. Vickie leaves the ring in tears.
* Maryse b. Eve in a non-title match
* Shelton Benjamin b. Jeff Hardy in a Money in the Bank ladder match qualifier
* Triple H vs. Umaga