WWE Smackdown Results (1/27) – Triple Threat Title Picture Heads Towards Rumble With A Bang

Bill Pritchard

Cody Rhodes vs Justin Gabriel

Cody kicks Gabriel in the stomach and goes for a backdrop, but Gabriel counters and kicks him then Cody comes back with an Alabama Slam. He twists Gabriel's arm around then hits a Russian leg sweep, and puts him in a headlock but Gabriel hits a monkey flip and a forearm shot off the ropes. Cody rolls outside and Gabriel knocks him down with a plancha, then gets back on the apron and goes for a springboard kick. Cody counters and almost rolls him up, then hits Beautiful Disaster and follows it with Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winner – Cody Rhodes

Santino is with Teddy Long and is trying to tell him about a new match and asks Yoshi Tatsu if he agrees, and Yoshi shakes his head. Teddy says it's crazy and Santino says he and Yoshi will be a new championship tag team, and they argue over the team name. Drew McIntyre walks in and Teddy tells him he is still mad and says Drew is on thin ice, but Drew tries to compare himself to Babe Ruth striking out. Teddy says that may have happened, but Babe Ruth knocked it out of the park more times, and says Drew will face Sheamus next.

Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus

Sheamus whips Drew off the ropes and Drew hits him in the head a few times but Sheamus levels him with a clothesline, then whips him into the corner. Drew gets his feet up but Sheamus comes right back with a rolling fireman's carry, then Drew rolls to the apron and snaps Sheamus' head on the top rope. He rolls back in and punches Sheamus then hits a suplex, and puts him in am armlock and hits a snap suplex when Sheamus tries to get out of the hold. Sheamus psyches up and throws Drew in the corner and hits him a few times, then hits a powerslam and shakes off a right hand and hits him with a Brogue Kick for the win.

Winner – Sheamus

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