WWE Smackdown Results (7/3) – Smackdown’s Great American Bash, Battle Royal For Guest GM Spot

Bill Pritchard

Teddy Long is shown walking out of the trainer's room when Cody Rhodes steps in front of him and smugly laughs. Teddy asks if his outfit is funny, but Cody says the board of directors accepted his complaint for a qualifying match. Cody says he will get another shot at the Money In The Bank match, but Teddy says he gets to pick the opponent. He says he is picking someone who is already in the match, and says Cody has yet to beat this man before telling him he will face Christian.

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match
Cody Rhodes vs Christian

Cody hits a shoulder block for a near fall, then he counters a waistlock but Christian chops him before whipping him into the corner. Christian hits a flapjack for a near fall, then Cody counters a kick from the apron and dropkicks Christian for another near fall. Cody has Christian in a hammerlock as we get back from a break, then Christian tries to counter so Cody slams him on the mat. Cody hits a front release suplex for a two count, then he stomps him in the corner and twists his arm. He goes up top but Christian shoves him back, then he hits a dropkick and follows with a forearm shot.

Christian punches him and hits a shoulder tackle, then he connects with a top rope crossbody but Cody kicks out of a pinfall. Christian calls for a Killswitch but it gets countered, then Cody attempts an Alabama Slam but Christian counters with a rollup. Cody attacks Christian's shoulder before he starts untying the turnbuckle pads, but the ref catches him and Christian hits a reverse DDT. Christian gets up and attempts another Killswitch, but Cody counters and hits Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winner – Cody Rhodes

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