WWE Smackdown live event (Capg Girardeau, Mo.)
Report by Mike Dustin James and ProWrestling.net
Tony Chimel handled all the in ring introductions. He introduced Kevin Casey, representative from 100.7kgmo, local radio station. Aksana came out and hyped for the main event.
1. Daniel Bryan beat Wade Barrett. Bryan won via submission with the LeBell Lock.
2. Brodus Clay defeated Johnny Curtis. The crowd wasn’t really into this one.
3. Ezekiel Jackson beat Heath Slater. Slater tapped to the Torture Rack.
Chimel introduced Katilyn and Harley Race. Katilyn said there would be a special contest with the winner getting a backstage pass to meet the superstars. Harley introduced Ted DiBiase. Ted spoke highly of Harley and mentioned that he was there when DiBiase’s grandfather passed away.
4. Sin Cara defeated Ted DiBiase. Intermission followed the match.
5. A.J. beat Tamina. A.J. won with a clean pin.
6. Sheamus beat Mark Henry by DQ. Before the match, Henry said the only reason he was here was to get a paycheck and he’s not fighting Sheamus. Sheamus came out and said he was there to fight and he was gonna get one. Sheamus threw his shirt and I caught it, pretty exciting. Personally, I felt this was better than the main event.
Aksana came out again and said that Christian would not be there to challenge Randy Orton later for the World Heavyweight Championship. However, she said Cody Rhodes would be taking his place.
7. Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Orton won with the RKO. After the match, Christian appeared and he and Rhodes beat down Orton. Ted DiBiase came back out and took out Rhodes. Orton hit an RKO on Christian to end the show.
Biggest Pops: Sin Cara, Ted DiBiase, AJ, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Randy Orton
Most Boos: Mark Henry, Wade Barrett