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* A WrestleMania 25 package is shown. Undertaker gets a big pop while Randy Orton gets heat.
* MVP b. Alex Riley w/Beverly in a squash match.
– Riley has a high school gimmick with Beverly as his ‘prom queen’. MVP gets the win with his Playmaker finisher after connecting with a clothesline. The match was approximately five minutes long.
SmackDown: (Airing Friday)
* Prior to this week’s SmackDown, a promo was taped with Rey Mysterio & Dolph Ziggler. Rey talks about Ziggler’s attack last week. Ziggler comes out and interrupts. Mysterio challenges him. Ziggler wants the match at Night of Champions for the Intercontinental Championship. Rey accepts. They brawl until finally Ziggler retreats. The crew prepares for SmackDown.
* SmackDown opens with Jeff Hardy coming to the ring to address CM Punk’s comments he made last week. Hardy claims that he’ll win at Night of Champions. CM Punk comes out and interrupts. He calls Jeff a joke and asks him how many test and classes he failed in school. Jeff attacks Punk after he claims all of Jeff’s fans will become a statistic.
* John Morrison b. CM Punk
– Before the match a recap aired showing Punk’s loss to Morrison last month. The match was pretty much back and forth throughout. Both men counter finishers. Morrison gets the win with the rollup. After the match, Punk refuses a friendly handshake.
* Layla comes out in a Miami Heat Jersey and dances for the local fans. She is interrupted by Ricky Ortiz who cuts an anti-heat promo. He gives Layla a towel and she drops it.
* Kane b. R-Truth
– Truth jumps off the top rope and catches a boot to the face. Kane win. After the match, Great Khali comes out. R-Truth hits the top rope dropkick. Kane flees through the crowd.
* The Hart Dynasty b. Cryme Tyme & Eve Torres in a Mixed Tag Team Match
– The Hart Dynasty gets the win when Natalya gets the pin on Eve.
* Edge is interviewed on the screen. He says he’ll do everything to get back in the ring. Chris Jericho interrupts the interview and calls Edge pathetic. He says he’ll find a new partner for Night of Champion and will continue to reign. Jericho then refers to Edge as injury prone. The crowd is behind Edge.
* Rey Mysterio & Jeff Hardy b. Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler via disqualification.
– CM Punk is out to commentate. Jeff tries to throw Jericho into Punk. Punk tosses Jericho to Jeff. The referee calls for the bell. Ziggler lays the referee out on the outside. Jeff gets the Codebreaker. Punk walks to the back as Jeff is in Wall of Jericho. Jericho & Ziggler raise their hands as they exit.
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