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WWE Smackdown Results 4/22/11
Apr 22, 2011 - 11:38:44 PM

Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com

This week’s show starts off with last week’s retirement speech by Edge with video footage of his career mixed in. We see highlights from last week’s Number Two Contender Battle Royal to see who would face Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules. While Alberto Del Rio will not get to face Edge, he will face Edge’s best friend for the World Title.

The World Title is hanging above the ring since the World Title match at Extreme Rules is a ladder match. Two titles are on the line tonight as the Corre puts their titles on the line. Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater face Big Show and Kane in a Tag Title Match; and Wade Barrett defends the Intercontinental Title against the man he beat for the title, Kofi Kingston.

Michael Cole comes to the ring wearing Booker’s old robe and he enters Suckingham Palace.

Cody Rhodes has something to say before his Wrestlemania Rematch match against Rey Mysterio.

Cody has some assistants with him and one is pushing a shopping cart with paper bags. Cody brings one of the bags into the ring with him.

Cody says that everyone can see that he is wearing a mask. His mask is for protection . . . protection only. Rey Mysterio wears a mask because he is hiding something. Rey is hiding his fears. He is hiding his loathing thoughts for all of the fans. He is hiding because Rey is ashamed of himself . . . and he should be.

In a matter of speaking, everyone is wearing masks as well. Cody says that he can see through their masks and he can see in their faces, their envy of him. He says that he can see in all of their faces, the look of despair because their lives are miserable. Cody says that the sick thing is that no matter how bad it is for you, you hope it is worse for your neighbors, your friends, and your family. He says that you probably cannot stand to look at them.

Tonight, Cody says that he offers a remedy at his expense. Cody shows a paper bag with the face cut out. He says that this is a paper bag and he wants his assistants to assist him by handing them out. Cody says that he wants everyone to cover their faces and their lying eyes. They will cover the black heads protruding on your proboscises. They will cover your rotten teeth. Cody wants them to cover their faces until he is hopefully drafted off this show, or at least until he defeats Rey Mysterio tonight, like he did at Wrestlemania.

Cody removes the hood from his jacket and he holds up the bag in his hand and he tells Rey that this one is for him.

Match Number One: Cody Rhodes versus Rey Mysterio in a Wrestlemania Rematch Match

Cody with a kick and punch as the bell rings. Rey with a kick and then Cody charges at Rey but Rey drops down and Cody goes over the top rope to the floor. Rey hits a seated splash on Cody. Rey kicks Cody in the arm and we go to commercial.

We are back and Rey tries for a springboard moonsault but Cody is able to trip Rey and he falls to the mat. Cody kicks Rey and he head butts Rey with his plastic mask. Cody chokes Rey and then he kicks Rey in the corner. Cody charges into the corner but Rey gets his boots up. Cody tries for a power bomb but Rey counters with a seated splash and gets a near fall.

Cody gets Rey on his shoulders after countering a head scissors attempt by Rey and Cody hits a Shock Treatment back breaker. Cody uses the ring post to work on Rey’s back. Cody punches Rey and then he tries to work on the leg but Rey with an enzuigiri that sends Cody into the ropes. Rey tries for the 619 but it is too early so Cody is able to get up. Cody back body drops Rey over the top rope but Rey lands on the apron.

Rey with a shoulder and kick from the apron and then the go to the apron. Rey blocks a kick from Cody but Cody is able to send Rey back first into the ring post and Rey falls to the floor.

We go to another commercial.

We are back and Cody has Rey in a cravate and he turns it into a front face lock. Cody with a power slam for a near fall. Cody stomps on Rey’s head and then he hits a Ric Flair rolling knee drop. Cody with a hard Irish whip and Cody with a head butt before getting a near fall. Cody with a forearm to the back followed by punches and the referee warns him. Cody puts Rey on the turnbuckles and he punches Rey before trying a superplex. Rey knocks Cody off the turnbuckles and Rey hits a seated splash and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Cody with a kick to the midsection and then he tries for a sunset flip but you don’t give Rey Mysterio a sunset flip because Rey rolls through. Rey tries for a round kick but Cody ducks to avoid it. Cody tries for a rollup but he can only get a near fall.

Rey with a kick to Cody’s head and he gets a near fall. Rey goes up top for a cross body but Cody is able to counter with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Cody grabs Rey and hits the kick to the groin and then he sets for Cross Rhodes but Rey escapes. Cody tries for a power bomb but Rey is able to counter with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Rey Mysterio

While Rey is getting his hand raised for the victory, he is attacked by Cody and Cody punches and kicks him before throwing Rey under the bottom rope to the floor. Cody Irish whips Rey into the ringside barrier a few times.

The post match brawl moves into the crowd but Rey starts to fight back and he hits a cross body that sends both of them back into the ringside area. Rey tries to send Cody into the ring steps but Cody stops him and he sends Rey into the steps. They go on top of the barrier and fight for a moment. They return to the crowd and Cody is sent into the dasher boards. Rey with knees to Cody and then he throws Cody into the ringside area again. Rey gets on top of the ringside barrier and Cody trips Rey.

Cody gives Rey Cross Rhodes on the floor. The fans chant ‘paper bag’ and Cody puts a bag on Rey’s head.

We go to commercial.

We go to the Corre locker room and Justin gets his title belt. He reminds Wade that he eliminated him last week in the battle royal, but he says that Wade would have done the same thing because a World Title match was on the line. Justin says nothing personal and Wade says the same. Then Wade says that maybe it is personal because he wouldn’t have done it to Justin.

Heath enters and he hears them talking about last week and he tells them that they would both sell their grandmothers down the river to get ahead. Heath wants to talk about unity. They are all equals and there are no leaders.

Ezekiel enters and he mentions the two title matches tonight and he says that as the leader, he is there for all of them. Wade stares a hole through Jackson and he tells Wade that he is messing around with him.

Wade suggests that they should be the ones messing with Jackson. They all have a good laugh.

Booker and Josh wonder if the Corre are going to be able to work together and be unified. Josh takes the opportunity to bring up the counseling that LayCool has attended and suggests that maybe the Corre should go down that path.

It is time to take a look back at last week’s counseling session with Layla and Michelle. Then we see what happened on Smackdown when Michelle attacked Layla during and after the match.

It is time to see the latest counseling session. Michelle says that the therapy is working wonders because Layla lost another match and she gives a sarcastic cheer. Layla points out that at least she competed and mocked her commentary. Michelle tells Layla that she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her, but Layla points out that it was her idea to go to therapy. Michelle means being a semi-successful diva. Michelle says that Layla is riding her coattails. Speaking of coats, Michelle wants her coat back from Layla.

The therapist wants to say something but that is shot down by both ladies who can still do something together. Layla reminds Michelle that the coat was a gift. Michelle says that Layla wants everything that is hers, just like she wanted to have Michelle’s title. Layla says that she was Divas champ as much as Michelle and she wants Michelle to show her some respect or LayCool cannot survive.

Michelle thinks that it might be best if LayCool ends because she doesn’t think that Layla is flawless. Michelle says that this is a waste of time and she apologizes. Michelle hugs Layla and then while Layla thanks the therapist for sitting there for the two sessions, Michelle grabs Layla from behind and throws her into the couch. Michelle storms out of the office and Layla is left crying.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that they needed a total of 79 trucks for all of the equipment used at Wrestlemania?

We see the title belt above the ring again and we go from that image to Michael Cole in the ring. He says that if you missed Raw on Monday, you missed what we are going to see the footage of. We see Jack Swagger and Michael Cole torment their opponents at Extreme Rules including seeing Jim Ross kissing Cole’s foot.

Cole gets a good laugh out of that and then we see his ‘knighting’.

Cole introduces Jack Swagger who makes his way to the ring for his match.

Match Number Two: Jack Swagger versus Trent Barreta

Swagger with a shoulder tackle and then he sends Barreta into the turnbuckles and follows that with a hard Irish whip. Swagger with boots and then he hits the double jump Swagger Bomb. Swagger slaps Trent in the head but Trent with an elbow and he tries for a tornado DDT but Swagger pushes him off. Trent with an enzuigiri and a running elbow into the corner. Trent tries for a springboard move but Swagger counters with a power bomb and Swagger puts Trent into the ankle lock and Trent taps out.

Winner: Jack Swagger

We go to the Kids Choice Awards and we see Big Show’s involvement.

Big Show and Kane walk in the back as we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Big Show and Kane versus Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater with Ezekiel Jackson for the WWE Tag Titles

Slater and Kane start things off and Slater punches Kane but Kane with an Irish whip and back body drop. Kane with a snap mare and drop kick for a near fall. Show tags in and he chops Slater and then he does the Andre butt bumps in the corner and then he sits on Slater’s head before tagging Kane in. Kane with an uppercut. Slater goes for the knee and he tags in Gabriel who runs into a punch. Kane with an Irish whip and clotheslines into the corner followed by a side slam for a near fall.

Kane goes up top for the clothesline but Jackson pushes him off when Slater and Show were taking the referee’s attention away from the match. Slater tags in and he puts Kane in a reverse chin lock. Gabriel tags back in and he hits a forearm from the top rope. Gabriel gets a near fall and then he puts Kane in a front face lock. Kane tries to get into his corner and he connects with an uppercut but Gabriel with a DDT and he gets a near fall.

Slater tags back in and he goes up top but Kane with an uppercut to Slater and Show is tagged in. Show with a few clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and running butt splash and a running shoulder tackle. Show grabs Gabriel who tried to interfere and he throws him over the top rope and into Jackson on the floor. Jackson gets on the apron and Kane knocks him off. Show gets Slater up for a choke slam and hits it for the three count.

Winners: Big Show and Kane

We go to commercial.

We are back and the former Tag Team Champions are in the hallway arguing with Ezekiel Jackson. Slater and Gabriel wonder why Jackson didn’t have their backs after he said he would. Jackson says that he promised nothing and says that they need to take a good look in the mirror, especially Heath since he got pinned.

Jackson walks away and Gabriel is looking at Slater so Heath pushes him and wants to know what he is looking at.

Match Number Four: Drew McIntyre versus Chris Masters

They lock up and Masters backs Drew into the corner. Drew with a kick and punch. Masters sends Drew to the apron and he tries for the Master Lock but Drew avoids it from the apron and he sends Masters into the turnbuckles. Masters with a clothesline. Drew drops Masters’ arm and throat on the top rope and McIntyre gets a near fall. Drew with a boot to the head and then he hits a forearm across the chest followed by a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall.

Drew tries for the Future Shock but he takes too long and Masters gets a near fall after a rollup. Masters gets another near fall after a Sky High. Masters with chops and a clothesline. Masters hits the flying shoulder from the second turnbuckle. Masters tries for a Master Lock but Drew is able to use the turnbuckles to drive Masters into the mat. Drew takes advantage of the situation and hits the Future Shock DDT and gets the three count.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the Raw Rebound.

Booker talks about how he has mentored R Truth and he says that it is out of character. Josh uses this opportunity to comment on the Cody Rhodes/Rey Mysterio situation and we see the footage from earlier tonight.

Rey and Cody are now going to have a match at Extreme Rules and it will be a Falls Count Anywhere Match.

Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston versus Wade Barrett with Ezekiel Jackson for the Intercontinental Title

Kofi with kicks to Barrett followed by forearms. Barrett pushes Kofi away but he hits a running forearm and connects with more shots in the corner. Kofi with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow and Barrett with a clothesline and kick to the midsection. Barrett with a forearm across the chest but Kofi kicks Barrett into the ringside barrier. Kofi hits a cross body from the top turnbuckle to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Barrett is in control of the match and he tries to work on Kofi’s back. We see footage from the commercial break when Barrett was able to work on the back by sending him to the apron and ring steps.

Barrett with a knee but he charges at Kofi but Kofi goes down and Barrett goes over the top rope to the floor and Barrett holds his wrist. Kofi goes to the floor as well and Jackson tries to interfere to help Barrett but he hits Barrett instead. Kofi brings Barrett back into the ring but Barrett with a kick as Kofi gets back in.

Barrett yells at Jackson and he tells him to leave. Barrett turns around and Kofi gets a near fall with a rollup. Kofi with chops and a drop kick followed by the Superman punch. Kofi hits the Boom drop and then he gets ready for Trouble in Paradise but Barrett ducks it. Barrett gets Kofi on his shoulders for Wasteland but Kofi makes it to the ropes. Kofi gets on the turnbuckles but Barrett with a boot to the head that staggers Kofi. Kofi goes for a rollup but Barrett counters and gets a hold of the ropes for the three count.

Winner: Wade Barrett

We go to commercial.

We are back and the ring is set up for the retirement ceremony. Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio who drives into the arena. He is joined in the ring by Brodus Clay.

Alberto introduces himself . . . but we already know who he is. He says that nobody throws a party or fiesta like him. He welcomes everyone to Edge’s retirement party. Alberto says that he has brought all of these presents for Edge’s retirement. They are all covered up so Alberto can unveil them. The first present is a grandfather clock for Edge to sit and watch time tick away. Alberto imitates a clock by going tick tock. He says that when someone has an injury like Edge’s, you lose control of your lower body and cannot make it to the bathroom so he unveils Depends and a bedpan.

He says that there is nothing better in your retirement than friends. He tells Edge that she is here tonight and here she comes. Lita’s music plays and someone who isn’t Lita comes out. Alberto says that she looks a bit heavier but she has never looked better. He says that they can have some quality time together. If they want to have a romantic stroll, they can do it because Edge has his walker.

Alberto says that he has one more gift and it is Edge’s new ride. Ricardo comes out in a scooter and he even gets Edge’s pyro after mimicking him. Alberto says that Edge can go everywhere he wants. Alberto says that Edge also gets his own handicapped parking pass so he can park anywhere.

This is all due to the Essence of Excellence and the man who will be the new World Champion after Extreme Rules . . . Albertoooooooooooooooooooo Del Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrio.

Edge’s music plays and he comes out and he has something to say. Edge says that Alberto looks surprised to see him. Edge asks Alberto if he got his RSVP. Edge says that it doesn’t matter if it is in Mexico, the United States, or London, England, he isn’t going to miss his retirement party.

Edge says that Alberto sucks and that he is a lousy human being. He says that Alberto is a horrible party host and he calls him a party pooper. He mentions Brodus, that weird looking Ricky Martin, and the fake Lita. There is about 1,500 pounds of poop and he says that it looks like one giant flaming bag of poop.

Alberto tells Brodus to get him. Edge stands on the ramp as Brodus makes his way up the ramp. From out of nowhere, Christian hits Brodus from behind with a ladder.

Christian and Del Rio fight for a moment before Christian gets the ladder and hits Del Rio with it. Christian goes into the ring and sets up the ladder and he climbs it and takes down the World Title belt while his music plays.

Edge likes what he sees but Alberto is not really in a good mood as we go to credits.

Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com