Mark Henry and Big Show versus Sheamus and Randy Orton
Sheamus and Henry start things off because that is what they do. Sheamus and Henry have some words about what they do and Henry decides to tag in Big Show because that is what Mark do. Show and Sheamus exchange punches. Show with knees to Sheamus and Show puts Sheamus on the apron and Show with chops across the chest and Sheamus falls to the floor.
Show sends Sheamus back in and Sheamus with a forearm and he drops Show on the top rope. Sheamus with forearms across the chest but Show sends Sheamus into the turnbuckles. Sheamus kicks Show in the knee. Sheamus goes up top and he leaps over Show but Show with a savate kick but he misses an elbow drop.
Orton tags in and he punches Show. Show sends Orton into the corner but Orton with punches. Show with a side slam to Orton. Show with a head butt and he tags in Henry because that is what he do. Henry chokes Orton in the ropes. Henry with a head butt and he pushes Orton down. Orton with a kick and punches but Henry with a bear hug.
Orton tries to get out of the hold or make the tag to Sheamus. Orton with punches and head butts. Henry runs Orton into the corner and Show tags in. Show with a punch to the midsection and Orton falls to the mat. Show with another punch to the midsection. Orton with punches but Show grabs Orton by the throat. Orton counters the choke slam with a DDT and both men are down.
We are back and Booker and Teddy are in the locker room and he talks about the experience at the Hall of Fame. Sheamus enters the room and Booker asks him how he is doing. Sheamus wants to know why Booker overruled his match against the Big Show on Monday night. Booker says that he was trying.
Sheamus wants to know why he was forced to be in a match against Randy Orton to see who faces Big Show. We know that Show would have taken advantage of the situation. Randy Orton enters and he wants to know why Booker put both of them in the same room. Teddy interrupts and he says that it was Booker’s idea and we all make mistakes. Teddy tells Randy not to blame him. Orton says that there is a way to make it right.
Booker says that he will make it right. Both of them want Big Show and Booker gives it to both of them. They will be in a handicap match against Big Show. Orton and Sheamus like the idea.
RANDY ORTON & SHEAMUS vs. THE BIG SHOW – 2-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH
Orton starts off with Show and he punches and kicks Show. Orton with more punches but Show sends Orton into the corner. Orton with punches and he continues to out quick Show. Show with a side slam and Orton favors his taped midsection. Show stands on Orton’s abdomen. Show with a punch to the taped abdomen. Show with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop but Orton moves.
Sheamus tags in and he takes Show down and he punches Show. Sheamus with running double sledges and then he backs Show into the corner and he punches him. Sheamus with a shoulder to Show in the corner followed by a knee lift but Show with a spear and Sheamus is down. Show punches Orton on the apron.
Show with a head butt to Sheamus but Orton with an RKO to Show. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick and he connects and Show falls to the floor.
The referee makes his count and Show gets to his feet at seven but figures it is not worth it to return to the ring and the referee gets to the ten count.
WINNERS: Orton and Sheamus, via count-out, at 4:02.
Backstage: We are back and Randy and Sheamus talk about getting revenge on Show. Renee Young asks for comments, but Orton leaves.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Sheamus, Big Show, and Randy Orton. Renee asks them how they have worked together since the decision was made. Randy says that they have a common enemy. Sheamus says that he has put his problems with Big Show aside until Mania. Show says that Sheamus is the one who had the issues. Sheamus says that he couldn’t trust Show at first. Orton tells them they need to work together because they have a match tonight. Orton says that they are on the same page and that is bad news for their opponents tonight as well as The Shield.
Big Show, Randy Orton, and Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro, Damien Sandow, and Cody Rhodes
Orton and Cesaro start things off and they lock up. Cesaro with a side head lock but Orton with a back elbow. Orton with a European uppercut and Sheamus tags in. Sheamus sends Cesaro into the corner and he punches and knees him. Cesaro with a boot to Sheamus followed by a European uppercut and forearm. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline and he tags in Show.
Cody is tagged in and he is not anxious to get into the ring. Show gives Cody a free shot. Show with punches and chops to Cody and then he chops Cesaro. He asks Sandow if he wants one and Damien goes to the floor. Show with a slam and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton is tagged in and he kicks Sandow. Orton sends Sandow into the turnbuckles and he punches Sandow. Orton with a European uppercut to Sandow and then Sandow backs Orton into his corner. Sandow with shoulders and Orton punches and kicks his way out of the corner but Sandow with a kick to stop Orton.
The in-arena portion of Smackdown began with Miz TV and Miz already in the ring. Miz introduced his guests, Randy Orton and Sheamus, who were already in the ring. Talk about saving time. Miz asked about Big Show being inserted as their partner in the six-man tag and Orton noted Show did attempt to save them on Raw. Sheamus said neither he nor Orton trust Big Show, but then again, Orton doesn’t trust anyone. He said they’re in survival mode at this point. He said Show needs them as much as they need Show. Orton continued the clichés, saying it’s better to be with the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. Miz then introduced Big Show, who actually got an entrance. Michael Cole, Josh Mathews and JBL were ringside to handle announcing duties. I wonder if JBL had good cable reception on the mountain he climbed in order to keep up with the happenings on WWE TV.
Miz brought up his previous association with Show and how that ended, saying he trusts Show about as far as he can throw him. Show said he didn’t like either of his partners, but if they work together, not even The Shield can stop them. Sheamus said they’ve had wars together and Show said, “true that.” That just sounded wrong. Sheamus asked Show how he knows that Show won’t high-tail it when things get tough. He noted that if he just tucked-tail and ran, he wouldn’t have beaten Sheamus for the title. Good point. Sheamus and Show almost came to blows until Orton separated them. Miz couldn’t believe Orton was the voice of reason. Show and Sheamus continued arguing until soon-to-be Hall-of-Famer and Smackdown general manager Booker T. came out.
Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show were arguing backstage. I guess it was more like Show and Sheamus arguing while Orton stayed out of it until he finally told them they need to get along or they’ll be sitting ducks for The Shield. He walked away as Show and Sheamus stayed silent.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. The Rhodes Scholars make their way to the ring. Damien requests silence, saying what happened on Raw was a professional and managerial abomination. Not only were their victory taken from them, but were put in a match against Sheamus and Orton. Damien is about to tell a story of his uncle, but Rhodes says they don’t deserve it. Rhodes says they ruined their night, and now they will ruin theirs.
Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Rhodes and Sheamus lock up, as Sheamus connects with a Headlock Takeover. Sheamus runs the ropes, and takes down Cody with a shoulder. Cody attacks Sheamus to the corner, whipping him. Cody does a Float Over, but is caught. Rhodes gets away, tagging Damien. Sandow is hit with an Elbow Drop, and is taken to the corner. Sandow whips Sheamus, but is reverses. Damien is hit in the gut with a shoulder, followed by a Knee Lift to the face. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Sandow gets out. Sandow is put on the apron, having his chest beaten in. Cody runs to Sheamus, but is hit in the face. Cody falls to the floor, as Damien snaps Sheamus’ neck against the ropes. Damien drags Sheamus to the floor, as Cody connects with a Disaster Kick off of the announce table.
Sheamus hits Cody with fists, but is taken down with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes hits Sheamus back while leaning on the second rope. Sandow is tagged, as he punches Sheamus’ chest. Sandow rolls to the floor, taking Sheamus’ upper body over the apron. Sandow elbows him, but Sheamus fights back with headbutts. Rhodes is tagged, as he takes Sheamus away from Orton. Sandow is tagged, as he dominates Sheamus with fists. Sandow locks in a Front Facelock, following by attacking Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus fights back, but is taken back down. Sandow is hit with a boot, as he skins the cat from the corner. Sheamus hits the Battering Ram to Sandow, as he tags Orton. Rhodes is tagged too. Orton cleans house, following with a Scoop Slam. Orton connects with an Exploder Suplex, following by putting Rhodes on the ropes. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Sandow hits Orton, but is taken out with a Brouge Kick. Orton connects with an RKO to Rhodes for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton via pinfall
Sheamus vs. Big Show
Show begins by throwing punches, but is put in the corner by Sheamus. Show is kicked, but fights off Sheamus in the opposite corner. Sheamus gets out, but is hit with a Spear. Sheamus rolls to the floor, as Show chops him on the chest. Sheamus is rolled back into the ring, as Show gets on the the apron. Sheamus hits Show’s head on the turnbuckles, and goes for 10 hits to the chest. Shamus manages a few, but Show drags him to the floor. Show throws Sheamus behind the barricade, near the time keepers.
Show pulls Sheamus’ elbow over his head. Sheamus stands out, hitting Show. Sheamus runs the ropes, but is caught in a Sidewalk Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Show goes to the second rope, as Sheamus goes to pick him up. Show gets away, picking up Sheamus in a Powerbomb. Show dr0ps Sheamus backwards, in what looks like an Inverted Powerbomb. Show chops Sheamus in the corner many times. Show is headbutt, and kicked. Sheamus gets the upperhand, with Axe Handles and Running Knee Lifts. Sheamus is caught in a Chokeslam after going top rope, but reverses it into a DDT. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but ducks a KO Punch. Sheamus connects with White Noise, calling for a Brouge Kick. Show rolls to the floor, as Sheamus tackles him off of the apron. Show rolls Sheamus back into the ring, but is caught with a Brouge Kick off the apron. The Shield interrupt. Randy Orton comes into the ring, standing with Sheamus. The Shield come in to attack.
Winner: Sheamus via disqualification
Big Show gets in the ring, cleaning house of the Shield. Sheamus, Show and Orton all take out the Shield. Show follows with a KO Punch to Sheamus. Orton than does an RKO to Show.