We start off with the World Champion Randy Orton making his way to the ring. Randy starts off by telling us who he is and he tells us that he is still the World Champion.
Before Orton can continue, he is interrupted by Christian’s music and Christian makes his way to the ring. Christian tells Randy that he doesn’t want to spoil his moment, but he wanted to tell Randy that Sunday’s match was one of the greatest of his career and he says that it probably was for Randy and he wanted to thank him.
Christian says that Randy deserves to be the World Champion.
Orton throws out the ‘but’ for Christian to make an excuse.
Christian says that the match could have gone either way, but Orton was the better man and he won on Sunday. Christian says that he knows that he can beat Randy. Christian wants one more match for a shot at the World Title. Christian says that a guy can ask.
Before Randy can give an answer, Sheamus makes his way out and he has something to tell to the fellas in the ring. Sheamus tells Christian that this is painful to watch. He wonders how many chances he will get. He compares Christian to a gambling addict who loses his car on a bet and then they double down with their house and they end up losing everything. Now Christian is begging and putting his kid’s college fund on the line for one more chance.
Sheamus reminds Christian that it took him seventeen years to win his first World Title. Sheamus tells Christian that he will have to wait seventeen years more because he became a two time loser on Sunday. Sheamus points out that he is a two time WWE Champion. He was drafted to Smackdown to face Randy Orton for the World Title. Sheamus says that he is the star of the show. He says that if anyone is going to be number one contender, it is going to be him.
Mark Henry wants to throw his two cents into the conversation. He tells Christian that his buddy Edge is on a retirement golf course waiting for Christian so he tells him not to miss his tee time. Mark tells Sheamus that being the World Strongest Man means that you don’t wait in lines. You butt in. Mark butts into the ring and he turns his attention to Randy. He says that he butted his way into the front of the line for that championship.
The Smackdown Entrance Music Album’s next track plays and Teddy Long comes out and he is going to restore order to the situation in the ring. Teddy tells the playas that there seems to be a little bit of déjà vu with everyone arguing about the World Title and who should be facing Randy Orton for it.
Teddy tells Christian that he agrees with Sheamus and Mark Henry and he says that Christian has had his opportunity. Teddy says that what matters is what the people say. Teddy tells Christian that since he made Christian defend the World Title right after winning by asking the fans, he wants to ask the fans if they think that Christian deserves one more shot at the title. Teddy says that the people have spoken and Christian will be in the mix, but he is not home free.
Christian will earn his title match opportunity so he will be part of a Triple Threat Match to find out who faces Randy Orton at the pay per view. It will be Sheamus versus Mark Henry versus Christian. Teddy hollas as he leaves the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Sin Cara versus Chavo Guerrero
Chavo with a kick and shot to the head. Sin Cara lands on his feet on a hip toss attempt and he turns it into an arm drag on Chavo. Cara with an arm drag and kick to Chavo. Sin Cara with an arm drag using the ropes for extra force. Sin Cara sets up for a dive to the floor but he sees Chavo move out of the way so Sin Cara bounces off the ropes to tease the dive.
Chavo takes his time getting back into the ring. Cara with a drop toe hold followed by an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Chavo with a running double knee strike into the corner followed by a slam. Chavo with kicks to Cara followed by a Latino uppercut. Chavo with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.
Chavo with a key lock on Sin Cara and he turns it into an arm bar. Sin Cara gets to his feet but Chavo with a knee. Chavo tries for a Gory Special but Cara with an arm drag counter. Cara with a baseball slide to send Chavo to the floor and then Cara hits an Asai moonsault.
They return to the ring and Cara hits a springboard head scissors. Cara with punches and kicks. Cara follows that with a springboard back elbow and then Cara with another head scissors take down. Cara is sent to the apron and Cara with a kick to the head. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Chavo with a take down and jackknife cover for a near fall. Chavo with a Latino uppercut and he chokes Cara in the ropes. Chavo anticipates Cara’s attempt for a springboard back elbow so he rolls out of the way. Cara goes for La Mistica but he is too close to the ropes so he turns it into a lateral press for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that the Wrestlemania 27 DVD has been a best seller.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring and he is accompanied by his bag men.
Cody says that if he didn’t know any better he would be convinced that there is no God. Cody says that every town that he goes to, he literally prays that he will see an even mildly attractive face. Every time, he is disappointed. Cody says that is why as a service to everyone and at great expense to him, he is providing everyone with paper bags. Cody his baggers to start handing out their product.
Cody says that everyone should be grateful that he is exposing their deficiency of desirability. He says that he is a hero.
Speaking of heroes, Cody’s opponent makes his way to the ring and it is Washington’s own Daniel Bryan.
Match Number Two: Cody Rhodes versus Daniel Bryan
Cody with a kick and side head lock followed by a punch to the head and a shoulder tackle. Bryan with an arm drag followed by an Irish whip but he runs into a forearm from Cody. Rhodes with a kick and then he takes Bryan down by the leg but Bryan counters and he traps Cody’s legs and he drives Cody’s knees into the mat. Bryan follows that with a kick to the chest.
Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with a kick to Rhodes and then Bryan and Rhodes have hip tosses blocked but Bryan is sent over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Rhodes sends Bryan into the turnbuckles. Bryan with a series of English uppercuts but Rhodes tries to send Bryan over the top rope but Rhodes grabs Bryan and he kicks him in the solar plexus. Rhodes with kicks to Bryan.
Rhodes with an elbow to the head and he gets a near fall. Rhodes punches Bryan in the head and then he connects with a series of knees. Rhodes with an arm bar and chin lock. Bryan punches Cody and then Rhodes with a cross face chicken wing on Bryan but Bryan is able to get free. Rhodes holds on to a body scissors and he connects with head butts to Bryan. Rhodes holds on to the arm bar and chin lock. Rhodes with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Bryan and Bryan with a running Yakuza kick to Rhodes. Bryan with punches and kicks followed by another Yakuza kick.
Bryan hits the running drop kick into the corner and then he goes up top for the missile drop kick for a near fall. Bryan tries for the LeBell Lock but Rhodes sends Bryan into the corner. Rhodes and Bryan each get near falls with rollups. Bryan flips over Rhodes in the corner but Rhodes with the springboard round kick to Bryan. Both men are down. Rhodes tries for Cross Rhodes but Bryan counters and puts Cody in the LeBell Lock and Cody taps immediately.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Rhodes attacks Bryan and he head butts him with the mask. Rhodes punches Bryan on the floor and then he sends Bryan into the ringside barrier. He sends Bryan back into the ring and Cody hits Cross Rhodes. Cody props Bryan against the ropes and he puts one of the bags over Bryan’s head.
In case you missed it on Sunday or Monday, Booker had a dream about Barack Obama holding a press conference.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see photos of Ezekiel Jackson’s match with Wade Barrett at Over the Limit and the Corre attack on Jackson.
Match Number Three: Heath Slater versus Ezekiel Jackson
Slater with a waist lock and he connects with a forearm to the back. Jackson swings at Slater and Heath is lucky that he ducked because he would probably have been picking up teeth from ringside. The referee pulls Jackson out of the corner. Slater charges at Jackson and Jackson punches him. Jackson with more punches and then he tosses Slater across the ring by the throat. Slater gets his knees up on a running clothesline attempt. Slater with kicks and a drop kick to the knees. Slater with a forearm to the back and he applies a reverse chin lock. Jackson backs Slater into the corner and then he tosses Slater across the ring by his arm. Slater with a running forearm into the corner and he punches Jackson until the referee pulls him out of the corner.
Slater charges into the corner again and Slater is sent to the apron. Slater with a forearm to Jackson and it staggers the big man. Slater goes up top and Jackson moves out of the way. Jackson with a shoulder tackle to Slater. Jackson with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Jackson with two slams to Slater and then he puts Slater in the torture rack but Gabriel and Barrett make their way to the ring.
Jackson drops Slater and when Barrett attacks Jackson, the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson by disqualification
After the match, Jackson clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Gabriel kicks Jackson but Jackson takes care of him. Slater joins in with the attack and so does Barrett but Jackson sends Barrett back to the floor and he slams Gabriel and Slater.
Christian is in the interview area with Matt Striker and Matt points out that it might be Christian’s last shot at the title. Christian says that when he was a little kid, he was the last kid picked for kickball, but he had the most home runs at the end of the game. He says that he was a four time Canadian Kickball Champion. He was the last kid in his class to hit puberty. He says that he had the prettiest girlfriend at prom. Christian says that he was the last guy people thought would make it to the top and he won the World Title. The odds might be stacked against him, but Captain Charisma will get the last laugh.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the footage from last week when Jinder Mahal came out during Khali’s match and he slapped Khali.
Match Number Four: Kane versus Great Khali with Runjin Singh in a ‘Monster’s Brawl Match’
They lock up and Khali pushes Kane away. Khali raises his arms because he can. They lock up again and Khali backs Kane into the corner. Khali with elbows and a kick. Khali with a chop to Kane but Kane with an uppercut. Khali with a clothesline followed by a kick and then he chokes Kane in the ropes. Khali with an Irish whip followed by some kicks. Khali with a nerve hold on Kane.
Kane with elbows and a punch. Khali misses a chop and Kane grabs Khali by the throat. Khali grabs Kane and he pushes Kane over the top rope to the floor. Kane drops Khali’s arm on the top rope and Kane goes up top for a clothesline and he gets the three count.
After the match, Khali is helped up by Runjin Singh and Jinder Mahal’s music plays. He comes to the ring telling Khali something in Hindi. When Mahal is done, he slaps Khali. Singh yells at Mahal and Jinder pushes Runjin. Khali pushes Mahal out of the way and he points his finger at Mahal. Singh yells at Mahal and Khali has had enough so he grabs Singh and applies the Khali Krush.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened to Big Show. We find out that Big Show suffered an injury to his knee and he will be out of action for a few weeks.
Booker T is in the ring and he says that there is something that he wants to do and needs to do. He asks Michael Cole to come into the ring. Cole doesn’t know what Booker wants him in the ring for and Cole is hesitant to get into the ring with Booker.
Booker reminds everyone that Michael Cole lost the Kiss My Foot Match at Over the Limit to Jerry Lawler and we see a photo from Sunday night. Booker asks Cole for the best way to get toe jam out. Booker gets a good laugh out of it. Booker says that he is just playing with Cole. Booker says that he isn’t going to let the fans say ‘Kiss My Feet’ so Booker says it a few times to get everyone to start saying it until Booker’s music plays.
Matt Striker is outside Sheamus’ locker room. Sheamus says that he will state the obvious. We have been hit over the head about how Christian finally won the big one after seventeen years. Sheamus says that he is sick and tired of hearing that. Sheamus says that Mark Henry has been here since the Clinton Administration and he hasn’t won anything. He says that means that between the two of them, there has been one fluke title win in thirty three combined years.
Sheamus points out that he won the WWE Title in his first year in the company. It only took him a few months to achieve what they have sought during their entire careers. Sheamus says that he only needs one opportunity to achieve his goals. Sheamus goes back into his locker room and we go to commercial.
We are back and before our next match we see Natalya giving some advice to AJ Lee and Kaitlyn about their match against Tamina and Alicia Fox. Natalya tells them that they are strong competitors. AJ says that she is excited to make her Smackdown debut tonight. Natalya says that she is looking forward to seeing AJ and Kaitlyn beat Alicia and Tamina from ringside.
Match Number Five: Alicia Fox and Tamina versus AJ Lee and Kaitlyn with Natalya
AJ and Alicia start things off and Alicia grabs AJ by the throat but AJ with a forearm. Alicia with a kick but AJ with a head scissors followed by a drop kick. Kaitlyn tags in and she hits a clothesline followed by a head butt to the midsection. Kaitlyn backed Alicia into the corner and the referee pulls Kaitlyn out of the corner. Kaitlyn with an elbow followed by a side slam for a near fall but Tamina breaks it up. AJ and Tamia fight to the floor while Alicia kicks Kaitlyn and hits an axe kick for the three count.
Winners: Alicia Fox and Tamina
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Striker is in the interview area with Mark Henry. Matt asks for Mark’s responses to Christian and Sheamus. Mark wants to know if Matt thinks that Christian is going to win. Then he asks Matt if he thinks that Sheamus was right and then he yells at Matt. Matt corrects Mark and Mark asks Matt if he doesn’t listen well? Mark says that he is an underachiever and he is stupid. He wants to know if Matt is saying that. Mark yells at Matt some more. Mark tells Matt that is what he thought.
Josh mentions the passing of Randy Savage last week. Booker mentions how Savage’s match with Steamboat at Wrestlemania III made him want to become a wrestler.
We see the video package.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Sheamus versus Christian versus Mark Henry in a Number One Contender Triple Threat Match for a title match next week
The three men figure out what they are going to do and it appears that Sheamus and Henry are going to work on Christian. Sheamus sends Christian into the turnbuckles. Henry punches Christian while Sheamus holds him. Sheamus with a forearm followed by a punch to the midsection. Henry with a shot to Christian and then Sheamus chokes him. Christian slides to the floor and Sheamus follows after him and he connects with forearms. Sheamus charges at Christian but Christian with a drop toe hold that sends Sheamus into the ring steps.
Henry brings Christian back into the ring but Henry misses a boot to Christian. Christian with punches but Henry tosses Christian into the air and gets a near fall. Henry with a head butt to Christian and then Henry stands on Christian’s chest. Christian wants the referee to get Henry off of his chest but the referee tells Christian that there is no count because there is no disqualification.
Henry charges at Christian but Christian drops down and Henry goes to the floor. Sheamus re-enters the ring and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Sheamus with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Sheamus misses the Brogue kick and Christian hits the Killswitch but Henry pulls Christian out of the ring to stop the count.
Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way out to watch the match.
Henry is frozen in place as we go to commercial.
We are back and Henry kicks Christian and then he sends Christian into the turnbuckles. We see Orton sitting at ringside to watch the match (and maybe do something after the match) as Henry gets a near fall on Christian. Henry with a bear hug on Christian.
Sheamus gets on the apron and Henry lets go of the bear hug. Sheamus with shoulders and then he punches Henry when he re-enters the ring. Henry throws Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Christian with punches to Henry but Henry with a body block to Christian and Christian goes to the mat. Henry with a near fall. Henry sends Christian into the turnbuckles and he kicks Christian in the ribs. Henry sends Christian into the turnbuckles one more time. Henry stands over Christian and works on Christian’s back. Henry tries for a splash but Christian rolls out of the way.
Christian goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a drop kick from the second turnbuckle. Christian with another drop kick form the turnbuckles and this one takes Henry down. Christian gets a near fall. Christian goes up top but Sheamus stops him. Sheamus with punches to Christian and then Sheamus goes after Henry.
Sheamus goes up top with Christian for a superplex but Christian punches Sheamus off the turnbuckles. Christian with a cross body to Henry but Henry catches Christian and hits the World’s Strongest Slam but Sheamus breaks up the cover. Sheamus kicks Henry and then he hits Henry with a double axe handle that sends Henry to the floor. Sheamus gets a near fall on Christian.
Sheamus signals for the High Cross but Christian escapes and he this the pendulum kick. Christian with a tornado DDT on Sheamus for a two count. Mark Henry pushes Orton down at the announce table before returning to the ring. Henry tries for a press slam on Christian but Christian gets free and he sends Henry into Sheamus who was in the corner. Christian with a drop kick to Henry’s knee. Christian with a spear to Sheamus.
Randy Orton goes into the ring and he gives Mark Henry an RKO and Christian can only get a two count on Sheamus because the referee was dealing with Orton and he did not make the count immediately after the spear. Christian turns around and he gets hit with the Brogue kick and Sheamus gets the three count.
After the match, Orton seems a bit disappointed that Sheamus, not Christian is the number one contender.
Christian gets another explanation from the referee while Orton stares down his opponent next week from the ring.
We go to credits.