WWE Smackdown Results (5/24) – Curtis Axel’s SD Debut, Miz/Barrett IC Title Match, The Shield Continues Their Winning Ways

Bill Pritchard

Damien Sandow is with Matt Striker in the ring, and he says he's watched quietly as two men competed in feats that were less than exemplary. He says the worst part of all, is that the fans were amused by it, and it appeals to the lowest common denominator and he doubts there are any smart people there. Sandow says the true measure of a man is in his ability to deal with mental tests, then he tells a story of the Gordian Knot. Sandow says anyone strong enough to untie the knot would rule Asia (in the story), then Sandow tells Striker to use his knowledge and attempt it. Striker says he can't do it and Sandow says he renewed his idiot license, then he continues to taunt Striker until Sheamus comes out. Sheamus says he thinks it's troubling that Sandow plays with knots, and he should get a social life or a girlfriend, then Sandow tells him to stop at once.

Sheamus says he used to play with Rubix Cubes and other puzzles as a child, so he wants to try the knot and Sandow says go ahead. Sheamus tries to untie it and Sandow tries to help, then Sheamus tells him to back away and give him a chance to do it. Sandow takes it from him and says he only wants to help, then he silences the crowd and pulls out a pair of bolt cutters from underneath the table. Sandow smiles as he cuts the knot and holds it above his head, then he says 'you're welcome' and taunts the crowd as Sheamus congratulates him. Sheamus says he will call him the better man, then he tries to Brogue Kick him but Sandow rolls out of the ring and says he saw that coming. Sandow says Sheamus only resorts to physical force, but Sandow is smarter than him, then Sheamus says he can still teach him something. Sheamus kicks the rope at Sandow before throwing Striker into him, then he says that was gravity, and what goes up, must come down.

Chris Jericho vs Big Show

Big Show chops Jericho several times, then he absorbs a few punches before bearhugging Jericho and whipping him into the opposite corner. Jericho kicks him a few times to knock him down, then Show spears him out of nowhere and gets a two count before calling for the chokeslam. Show grabs him but Jericho elbows him a few times, then he heads up top but Show chops him on the way down and goes to the corner. Show positions himself on the middle rope but Jericho avoids the elbow drop, then he hits a Lionsault for two before setting up a Codebreaker. (Cont'd…)

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