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WWE Smackdown Results (Friday, September 23, 2011)
Results by Matt Boone for WrestleZone.com
WWE Smackdown T.V. Opener: John Lauranitis & The Full Roster
The show opens with the roster outside the ring. John Lauranitis is in the ring. He hops on the mic and addresses them. Lauranitis says Triple H has lost control of WWE. He mentions how he fired R-Truth and The Miz. Lauranitis says he changes his mind. Now he thinks HHH has control of things. Lauranitis then introduces the new World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry.
In-Ring Promo: Mark Henry
Mark Henry comes out and the entire roster slowly splits into two sections, making way for the intimidating new champion. Henry gets in the ring with Lauranitis. Henry says it's taken him 15 years to earn the title, and it'll take 15 more before someone can take it away from him. He looks at all the roster outside the ring and says none of you can take it from me. He tells Ezekiel Jackson he didn't believe in him. Teddy Long either. HHH's music hits.
In-Ring Promo: Henry, Triple H and Christian
Out comes the C.O.O. of WWE, Triple H, suit-and-all. HHH enters the ring with Henry. HHH puts his hand out for the microphone, but Henry won't give it to him. Several moments later he does. Before HHH can say a word, out of nowhere Christian has a microphone and enters the ring. Christian in a cheesey way complicates HHH on the job he's doing as C.O.O. Christian sucks up some more and then mocks Henry as champ, saying he can't envision him on a box of cereal, talking to school kids, etc. Christian says he deserves to be the face of Smackdown. He needs to be the World Heavyweight Champion. He says he deserves one more match for the title. HHH asks Christian if he's done talking. He thanks all the Smackdown roster for coming out tonight. He ensures them he's in control of the company. HHH says he's tonight there will be a LumberJack match. It will be Christian vs. Mark Henry. The winner of that match will face Randy Orton at the WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. HHH walks off. Christian looks worried. Henry closes in behind Christian. Christian finally turns around, sees Henry, and immediately exits the ring.
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