WWE Smackdown Results (8/19) – 20 Man Battle Royal, Who Is The #1 Contender?

Bill Pritchard

Intercontinental Championship
Ezekiel Jackson vs Cody Rhodes (c)

Zeke punches Cody in the corner then hits a spinning side slam for two, and Cody tries to escape but he gets pulled off of the ropes. Zeke whips him off the ropes, and Cody drops down and punches him, but gets dropped with a back body drop. Cody gets Zeke off his feet then stomps him in the corner, and hits a forearm smash for two. He tries to keep Zeke on the mat but he gets thrown in the corner and Zeke starts punching him in the back. Cody ducks out of the ring but Zeke follows him and throws him into the steps, then goes for the Torture Rack but Cody fights out of it and stuns Zeke for a moment. Cody picks him back up and hits the Cross Rhodes to retain his title.

Winner – Cody Rhodes  

Teddy Long is in his office when Zack Ryder tells him that Alberto Del Rio is on his way to the arena. Teddy tells him he invited the WWE Champion, and he thought it was going to be CM Punk or John Cena. Aksana comes in the room and flirts with Teddy and asks why his last name is Long. He gets all flustered and she says that he should watch her with twenty men, but he corrects her and says they will watch the battle royal together. He says he needs to leave and rushes out of the office and leaves Aksana by herself.

Justin Gabriel vs Tyson Kidd

Kidd takes Gabriel down with a shoulder then tries a hip toss but Gabriel reverses with an armdrag then they lock up in the corner. Kidd dropkicks Gabriel in the back of the head then hits a running elbow for two, then puts Gabriel in an arm stretch and drives his knee in between his shoulders. Gabriel starts to stand up so Kidd tries suplexing him but Gabriel floats over and kicks him in the head. He continues with a spinning back kick and heel kick, then hits a discus punch for two and whips Kidd across the ring. He hits a springboard splash that Kidd rolls through and tries going through a submission, but Gabriel rolls him up for two. Gabriel hits a STO and goes up to the top turnbuckle, fights off Kidd by shoving him to the mat, and hits the 450 splash for the win.

Winner – Justin Gabriel

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