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* A WrestleMania XXIV video package is shown.
* Lots of “WOOOO” chants.
*Jake Hager b. Jamie Noble
– Hager got the win via pinfall. Noble took a hard hit to his neck.
* Funaki b. Nick Nemeth
– Funaki got the win with a roll up. Solid overall match.
SmackDown: (Airing This Week)
* The show opens with Undertaker saying that Vickie Guerrero will burn in hell and he is not going to forgive her. He says he will have her soul. Fire shoots out of the ringposts.
* R-Truth (Ron Killings) b. Kenny Dykstra
– Killings got the win with a pinfall after hitting an axe kick.
* Vickie Guerrero is shown in her dressing room flipping out. She throws a phone.
Next, Michelle McCool is shown in a photo shoot as Maryse interrupts and claims she will be a Divas Champion.
* Maryse & Natalya v. Michelle McCool & Maria
– Maryse got the pinfall for the win after hitting Maria with a DDT.
* Jeff Hardy is backstage with Eve. He says he is going to beat MVP.
* Jeff Hardy b. MVP
– Hardy got the win via pinfall after hitting a swanton bomb off the top rope. After the match Shelton Benjamin comes out to the ring and attacks Hardy & MVP.
Several players from the Pittsburgh Steelers are shown on camera.
* Jesse & Festus vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
– The match ends in disqualification when the Big Show runs out and cleans house. He calls it an “oversight.”
* Brie Bella (from FCW) b. Victoria
– Bella got the win via pinfall.
* Brian Kendrick cuts a promo backstage.
* Triple H b. Shelton Benjamin
– Khali comes in and tries to distract Hunter. He fails as Hunter gets the win with a pedigree on Shelton. Hunter and Khali have a staredown.