Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore def. Jason Styles and Brian Cage.
MVPâ<80><99>s VIP Lounge segment was taped prior to the official start of SmackDown. Tonightâ<80><99>s guest is Rey Mysterio. Rey gives the crowd an update on his condition and rehab. He will be back real soon. MVP makes a few racial remarks geared towards Mysterio and the majority of the crowd. The segment ends with no physical encounter.
SmackDown opening credits.
Before the cameras resumed rolling, Hawkins and Ryder wheel Vickie Guerrero to the Ring. We are going to have a contract signing.
SmackDown begins and the roof explodes. The amount of heat directed toward Vickie was impressive. I was sitting in the 4th row and I could not really hear Vickieâ<80><99>s promo. Vickie calls out Batista. She tells him that Edge already signed the contract. She tells Batista that it is a standard contract but there were 2 amendments. 1st amendment, Batista has to win another match before he can face Edge at Night of Champions. His next opponent will be The Great Khali. Batista leaves the ring. Vickie calls up to Batista and tells him the 2nd amendment is, he must defeat The Great Khali tonight or he will suffer the same fate as The Undertaker, he will be banned from WWE.
WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison w/ The Miz def. Finlay w/ Hornswoggle. One on one match where Morrison rolls up Finlay to get the win.
Mark Henry cuts a promo on The Big Show. Showing the world what his face looks like now, and a picture of what he will do to the Big Showâ<80><99>s face. (Instead of 1 black eye Show will have 2 black eyes.)
Another promo, Edge and Vickie. Edge talks about Night of Champions and makes references to the demise of The Undertaker. CM Punk walks in. He congratulates the couple. He then brings up Money in the Bank. The vignette ends with Punk saying he may just cash in MITB during Edgeâ<80><99>s wedding.
Mark Henry def. Tommy Dreamer. Henry hits his Worldâ<80><99>s Strongest Slam for the pin after a short match.
Now we go backstage to Edge and Vickie again who are now talking to a wedding planner. MVP interrupts the two. MVP wants to renegotiate his contract with Vickie. Vickie is reluctant to do so, but she said if MVP did them a favor she would look into it. Vickie and Edge asks MVP to take care of CM Punk.
Cherry def. Maryse. With what appeared at first to be a single arm DDT but it might have been a double arm. It was sloppy either way.
MVP def. CM Punk via DQ. Crowd was very dead for this match. This was easily the longest match of the night. MVP gets control of Punkâ<80><99>s MITB briefcase. While MVP was in the corner Punk hits the running knee driving the briefcase into MVPâ<80><99>s skull. Punk celebrates to the crowd and that is when the referee turns around, sees the briefcase, and DQâ<80><99>s Punk.
Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely come out to the ring. Chavo puts over Edgeâ<80><99>s and Vickieâ<80><99>s wedding and then introduces the United States Champ, saying that he will beat him at Night of Champions.
WWE United States Champion Matt Hardy def. Chuck Palumbo. Matt Hardy used his Twist of Fate for the victory.
Chavo then announces the winner of the match and the “loser at Night of Champions”, Matt Hardy.
Here you go Buck: Biscuits and Gravy!
Jesse and Festus def. Deuce and Domino. Festus had one of the biggest pops of the night during the match. Festus picks up the victory.
After the match, Deuce and Domino get into it with each other and a brawl takes place between the two of them. Is this the end of the team of Deuce and Domino?
The Great Khali vs. Batista is next!
Batista def. The Great Khali. Edge and Vickie watch the match from the entryway. Batista hits a spear on Khali. Khali STILL sucks!
Dark Main Event:
Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge and The Great Khali, in a 2-1 Handicap Match. Batista hits the Batista Bomb on Edge for the victory.
Batista celebrates in the ring and with the crowd.
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