The Corre has shown problems for the last few weeks, and at the end of SmackDown in London, they lost one of their championships.
Meanwhile, the WWE must now deal with one of the most intimidating tag teams ever as champions – Kane and the Big Show.
Kane and Big Show teamed up against Slater early, with Show backing and pressing Slater into their corner. When Slater finally tagged Gabriel, he ran right into Kane’s right fist. But when Kane went up to the corner, Ezekiel Jackson pushed him off while Slater had the referee distracted. That allowed the Corre members to double-team Kane, with Gabriel countering his side slam into a DDT. But when he tagged Slater and Slater tried to leap off the top corner, Kane caught him with the right fist and tagged Show. Show went for one choke slam attempt only to have Gabriel come into the ring; Show threw him out one-handed. Once Kane knocked Jackson away, Show could finally hit the choke slam and pin Slater to claim the gold for him and Kane.
With one set of titles gone, Wade Barrett looked to keep the Intercontinental Championship against Kofi Kingston.
Barrett assaulted Kingston in and out of the ring until Kofi kicked him into the barricade and leaped from the top rope onto him. But Barrett countered by tripping Kingston off the apron and whipping him into the steps. But Kingston eventually lured Barrett over the ropes, where he appeared to hurt his wrist, and then Jackson plowed into Barrett going after Kingston. That drove Barrett to order Jackson out of the arena. Kingston delivered numerous clotheslines and the Boom Leg Drop, but Barrett dodged Trouble in Paradise and went for Wasteland, only to have Kofi grab the corner ropes. But Barrett continued to fight by kicking him in the head from the top corner and getting him into a rollup while grabbing the rope; the ref couldn’t see it and counted three.
Rey Mysterio got a win over Cody Rhodes, but Rhodes was still the one left standing at the end.
Rhodes declared before the match started that while his face mask is for protection, Mysterio’s is because he is hiding his fears. Then he called out the London crowd.
“In a matter of speaking, you all are wearing masks as well…I can see in your face your envy of me, I can see in all your faces that look of despair knowing that you lives are miserable.” With that, he had assistants hand out paper bag masks to the crowd, leaving one for Rey.
Rey was the aggressor at the start of the match, luring Rhodes out of the ring before dropping down on him. Rhodes turned the tables when he knocked Mysterio off the ropes, but Rey fought back by kicking Rhodes away from the corner and countering a powerslam attempt into his own pincover. Cody responded with a spinning backbreaker and then pressed that back against a ring post. After taking an enziguri into the ropes, he dodged the 619 and eventually kicked Rey into the post from the apron. He later took multiple flying moves but finally countered a springboard with a kick to the ribs. But after Rey sipped out of the Cross Rhodes attempt, Cody tried for another powerslam that Rey countered into a rollup for the win.
After the match, Rhodes threw Mysterio out of the ring and whipped him into the barrier walls multiple times. The brawl continued into the stands until Rhodes finally hit the Cross Rhodes on the floor and slipped the bag over Mysterio’s head. Later, it was announced that Mysterio and Rhodes will meet at Extreme Rules in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
With his Extreme Rules partner and recently knighted Michael Cole watching, Jack Swagger made it clear he will be a force when they team against Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler at Extreme Rules, as he took on Trent Barretta.
Swagger appeared to have control early, including hitting the Swagger Bomb, but Barretta fought back with an enziguri and by backing Swagger into the corner. But when he tried to springboard off the ropes, swagger countered into a powerslam and went for the ankle lock to get Barretta to tap out.
Drew McIntyre has been trying to climb back up the ladder of the top stars, and he may have taken a step forward as he took on Chris Masters.
Masters tried to get in the Master Lock from the ropes, but McIntyre countered it and slammed his face against the turnbuckle. Masters delivered a massive shot on McIntyre from the apron only to have McIntyre snap Masters’ neck against the ropes. McIntyre kicked out of Masters’ inside cradle and power slam. After hitting a flying shoulder block, Masters again tried to lock in the Master Lock, but McIntyre pushed himself off the ropes to counter it and hit the Future Shock DDT for the win.
Alberto Del Rio decided to throw a retirement party for Edge, not expecting that the guest of honor would actually show up.
Del Rio offered a number of gifts for Edge, which included a grandfather clock, a set of adult diapers, a motorized chair and an appearance by an overweight imposter of Edge’s ex-girlfriend Lita.
But Edge then showed up, said he’d planned to attend all along, and called Del Rio a party pooper. Del Rio sent Broadus Clay after Edge, but Christian came out of nowhere and took down Clay and Del Rio with a ladder before setting it up in the ring and climbing it to reach the vacated title belt – which is what he or Del Rio must do in nine days at Extreme Rules to become champion. It seems Christian is intent on giving his oldest friend the best retirement gift of all – by willing the World Heavyweight Championship.