11/6 WWE Smackdown taping spoilers: Full coverage of the taping for tonight's television show (spoilers)
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Michael Cole and JBL came out for commentary. Cole was in ring as Smackdown started. Sheamus came out and they showed cell phone footage of Sheamus and William Regal in a pub before being attacked by Show. Show knocked out Regal and beat up Sheamus.
Sheamus called out Big Show. Show appeared on the Tron. He said he held back enough to allow Sheamus to make it to Survivor Series. Show declined to come out, and Wade Barrett came out instead. He told Sheamus to shut up, and reminded him of their match on Main Event. Sheamus asked him to come to the ring, and Barrett declined as well.
Backstage, Booker T booked Sheamus and Regal vs Barrett and Show.
1. Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz to retain the Intercontinental Title in 8:50. Good match that the crowd bought into. Miz worked the left leg for most of the match before Kofi hit a crossbody block for the win. After the match, Miz offered the handshake, and Kofi dropkicked him.
2. The Primetime Players defeated Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in 3:20. Solid match that the crowd brought up a notch, as the fans bought into Mysterio and Sin Cara's spots. Sin Cara took out Darren Young, but Titus O'Neil caught Mysterio in the build up to the 619 with a sitout spinebuster for the win.
After the match, Matt Striker tried to interview the Players, but they shut him up and interviewed themselves. They asked questions that were all answered by "Millions of Dollars." They tried to make Striker do the Millions of Dollars dance, but he couldn't, so they did it themselves.
3. Big Show and Wade Barrett defeated Sheamus and William Regal in 11:30. An OK match. The crowd isn't as hot tonight as it was yesterday, as Regal and Barrett only got a mild pop. Regal did most of the selling, and got KO'd by Show after hitting his running knee finisher.
Backstage, Del Rio called himself the Apex Predator, and was wished luck by Rosa Mendes.
4. Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio in 17:30 in a Falls Count Anywhere match. A boring match for the most part, not helped by a flat crowd once they exited the arena. The feed cut twice when they brawled in the concessions hall, but the crowd and the match picked back up once they got back in the ring. Orton went through a table before Del Rio took an RKO on the steel steps (inside the ring), giving Orton the win. This concluded the Smackdown taping.
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