WWE Smackdown Results (7/27) – IC Title Rematch, Sheamus/Rhodes, Fatal 4 Way Determines New #1 Contender

Bill Pritchard

Sheamus hits a powerslam for a near fall, then Cody elbows him and catches him with a drop toe hold before going up top. Sheamus avoids a top rope moonsault and hits an Irish Curse backbreaker for two, then he stares at Dolph before picking Cody back up. He goes for White Noise but Cody elbows him in the head, then he shoves Sheamus out to the floor and tries to regain his composure. Sheamus hits him on the way in and goes up top, but Cody counters a Battering Ram and throws him across the ring before hitting a Disaster Kick for a near fall. Cody calls for another, but Sheamus ducks and counters with White Noise before hitting a Brogue Kick for the win.

Winner – Sheamus

Dolph teases a run in, but he backs off when Sheamus turns around and sees him. He continues to play possum and gets ready to turn his briefcase over to the ref, but he decides against it and leaves. Dolph heads up the ramp but Chris Jericho runs out and throws him in the ring, then Sheamus hits him with another Brogue Kick as Jericho watches. Sheamus takes his title and leaves, then Jericho feigns being concerned for Dolph on the apron. Jericho gets in the ring (wearing a pink “Show Off” t-shirt) then he hits a Codebreaker and throws the shirt on Dolph while Vickie screams at him. 

Santino Marella vs Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana)

Antonio gets Santino in a grounded waistlock then slaps him in the back of the head and Santino gets pissed. Santino shoves him and takes him down with a hiptoss, then Antonio asks for a truce, but he takes a cheap shot then headbutts him. Antonio hits a gutwrench suplex for a near fall, then he puts him in a headlock but Santino counters with a side suplex. Santino connects with a diving headbutt and calls for Cobra, but Aksana jumps on the apron to distract him. He teases her with a Cobra Strike before hiptossing Antonio, then he sets him up for another Cobra Strike. Antonio counters and slingshots him throat first onto the top rope, then he lifts him up and hits a Gotch Style Neutralizer for the win.

Winner – Antonio Cesaro

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