WWE Smackdown Results (8/23) – Axel Challenges Punk, Christian vs Alberto, Bryan vs Barrett Steel Cage Match

Bill Pritchard

Alberto sweeps his legs and goes for a Cross Armbreaker, but Christian counters and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Christian calls for a spear but Alberto rolls outside, then Christian chases him and punches him on the apron. He heads up top but Alberto hits a step up enziguiri for two, then he goes for a superkick but Christian blocks it and goes for the Killswitch. Alberto blocks it and throws him into the ringpost, then he rolls through and puts Christian in the Cross Armbreaker. Christian shifts his weight and tries to break the hold, but Alberto strengthens his grip and finally makes Christian tap out to the hold.

Winner – Alberto Del Rio

Postmatch, Alberto says he knows all of the Latinos look up to him, and they all want to be him, but that can't happen. He says it's because they are peasants, but that doesn't mean they have to be peasants like their parents. Alberto asks them to follow him to greatness, then Ricardo Rodriguez comes out and says he has a problem with that. Ricardo says he won't follow him, and neither will the fans, nor his new friend, Rob Van Dam. He says this is because RVD doesn't look down on the fans like Alberto, then RVD comes out and heads to the ring with Ricardo. Christian gets up and takes Alberto down with a dropkick, then RVD hits Rolling Thunder and plays to the crowd while Alberto retreats backstage.

Big Show & Mark Henry vs 3MB

Big Show chops Slater on the ropes and throws him headfirst into the corner, then Henry gets in and knocks Slater down. He throws him into the corner and kicks him in the face, then he goes for a sitout splash but Slater rolls away. Jinder jumps in and punches Henry a few times, then Slater kicks him in the face and taunts the crowd. Slater jabs Henry a few times and hits the ropes, but Henry lays him out with a tackle and makes the tag. Drew gets in and gets tackled in the corner, then Show hits a shoulder tackle and a chokeslam but Slater breaks it up. Show throws him into Henry, who hits a World's Strongest Slam, then Show clotheslines Jinder outside and knocks Drew out and picks up the win.

Winner – Big Show & Mark Henry

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