Bret “The Hitman” Hart came out to a roaring Calgary crowd. He announced that since Teddy Long couldn’t make it tonight, Triple H has allowed Bret Hart to be the GM of Smackdown for the night. He announced that on the upcoming Tuesday night special “Super Smackdown”, Randy Orton will take on Mark Henry for the championship. Christian then came out and said he blames Bret’s friend Edge for losing the title at Summerslam. He said that he couldn’t concentrate after the things Edge said to him and he lost his championship at Summer Slam. He then pointed out that as a former champion he gets a rematch for the title, and he wants it at Super Smackdown. Bret said that Edge gave Christian great advice, and that Christian has become an embarrassment, and challenged him to grow a pair and work his way back to the top like a man. Christian countered with accusing Bret and Edge being the embarrassment, for not being able to let go of their former careers, and of resenting Christian for being the only relevant Canadian. He then gave Bret a court order indicating that no WWE superstar shall receive a World Title Match before he does. Bret agreed that Christian would get his match, but it would be a steel cage match. Christian objected, but Mark Henry came out and Christian snuck out and left ringside as Henry was getting into the ring. Henry said that he still is dealing with disrespect after being with the company for 15 years, and he will get his title shot next week. He then said that he wants the winner of the cage match in a match next week. Bret asked Henry if he was trying to intimidate him, and Henry said that he doesn’t need to intimidate anybody. At this point Sheamus came out. He compared Henry to a bull Sheamus grew up around, who his uncle castrated, and told Henry to not make Sheamus do that to him. He then got in the ring and after dodging a clothesline from Henry, knocked the big man out of the ring with an axe handle to the chest.
Match 1: Daniel Bryan v. Christian
After escaping a surfboard turned in pin attempt, Christian was able to turn the tide of the match throwing Bryan to the outside, and then working him over when Bryan got back into the ring. When Chistian tried throwing Bryan over the top ropes, Bryan landed on the apron and headed to the top rope. After Christian stopped him and tried to suplex Bryan from the top rope, Bryan shoved him to the mat and came off the top rope with a long drop kick. Bryan turned the match back in his favor, kicking Christian in the chest and dropping a knee on Christian’s chest after trapping Christian hanging in the ropes. He was caught by Christian however with a tripping hook, and almost lost the advantage, but quickly regained momentum after escaping a pin attempt from Christian. He nailed Christian with several big kicks, but was caught on the ropes where Christian brought him down from. As Christian went for the Kill Switch, Bryan reversed into the Le Belle lock, but Christian escaped by reaching the ropes with his feet. He was then able to counter Bryan’s offensive attempt, and hit the Kill Switch, scoring the winning pin.
Match 2: Wade Barrett v. Unknown
Barrett got on the mic and talked about how he has planned attacks on the biggest names in the company, and has shaken the WWE foundation with his actions, and because of that he takes it as a direct insult when the WWE puts him in match with an unknown. He put down the microphone and left the ring before the match began.
Winner: No Contest
Match 3: Heath Slater v. Sin Cara
Slater attacked Sin Cara upon entering the ring and dominated for about 15 seconds, until Sin Cara knocked him into the corner and rolled into him with a rolling body attack. Slater would turn things around, but only for a moment when he was knocked off the apron by Sin Cara, and hit with a cross body from the top rope. Sin Cara then catapulted himself into the ring, bouncing off the ropes, hitting Slater with a rolling Senton splash, and then a flipping somersault from the opposite side’s ropes, and scored the winning pin.
Winner: Sin Cara
Match 4: Randy Orton v. Ted DiBiase
On their way out to the ring Cody said that he performs miracles. He is resurrecting the Intercontinental championship and Ted DiBiase’s career. As the match started, DiBiase started out on the offensive, but Orton soon evened things up. The two went back and forth, exchanging some technical holds until Orton took full advantage, taking Dibiase down and keeping him down with a kick to the gut, and clinched in headlocks. DiBiase fought out and as Orton went off the ropes, DiBiase bounced off the same side’s ropes and chased a turning Orton, bringing him down with a clothesline. DiBiase lifted Orton up and tried to hit him with a standing dropkick, but was tripped him and slingshot into the corner. Orton fought back and as DiBiase was on the apron, Orton tried to hit him with a DDT, when Cody interfered. Orton kicked Cody to the floor and DDTed DiBiase anyway. He quickly slipped to the outside to nail a dazed Cody at the ringside area. Back in the ring however, DiBiase regained control, after nailing Orton’s lower back on the ring apron on the outside. When DiBiase went to the top rope but Orton stopped his advancement and hit him with multiple right hands. Orton then climbed up the ropes and hit DiBiase with a superplex. He went for a pin, but DiBiase escaped. As both dazed wrestlers go to his feet, DiBiase charged Orton in the corner, but Orton nailed him with a boot and after dodging another boot, tried to hit him with an RKO, but DiBiase escaped and turned the tide again, attempting to pin Orton several times. He was briefly able to lock in the Dream Street finisher, but Orton escaped knocking DiBiase to the outside apron. After hitting DiBiase with a DDT through the ropes, he got DiBiase up and got ready for the RKO, but DiBiase tried to get around him and pin Orton. Orton got away and as DiBiase began to approach Orton from behind, Orton surprised him with an RKO and won the match. A disappointed Cody stood over DiBiase and offered to help him up to his feet. After DiBiase extending his hand, Cody lifted him and hit DiBiase with the Cross Rhodes, then put a paper back on DiBiase’s head.
Winner: Randy Orton
Match 5: Tamina v. Kelly Kelly
Kelly chose to taunt Tamina, and backed it up with a spinning helicopter drop and a semi tarantula on Tamina, while she was on the ring apron. Tamina would counter for a time, but Kelly came back, sticking Tamina into a corner and hitting a flipping into her. As Tamina stumbled out of the corner, Kelly came off from the middle ropes on her with a cross body, but Tamina caught her in the air. Kelly however escaped and hit Tamina with a rocker dropper, and scored the winning pin.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
In the back, Ginder Mahal was interviewed and said that last week Khali was supposed to insure Mahal’s battle royal win, but instead he let his ego get him eliminated, eliminating Mahal’s insurance of winning with him. He went on to say that since last week, Khali has been reeducated and he will show it tonight when he dominates Ezekiel Jackson.
Match 6: Ezekiel Jackson v. The Great Khali
After Khali snapped on the head crusher, Jackson got out of it getting to the ropes, forcing the ref to break Khali’s grasp. Mahal climbed on the ring apron and tried to interfere, but Jackson grabbed him before he could do so. Khali went after Jackson, attempting to hit him with a big chop to the head, but Jackson ducked out of the way, and Khali nailed Mahal with the chop. Jackson took the opportunity to mount Khali on his shoulders, as Khali surrendered to the torture rack.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson
In a backstage interview, Randy Orton reacted to Bret Hart’s announcement earlier by saying that Christian is like a bad nightmare that he just can’t shake. But once he overcomes Christian, he will move on to Mark Henry who he does not underestimate, but reminded that his own opponents should never underestimate Orton himself.
Match 7: Mark Henry v. Sheamus
The match went back and forth for several minutes, before spilling to the outside where Henry attempted to put Sheamus through the announcer’s table, but Sheamus escaped his grasp and hit Henry with a big boot to the face, sending Henry flying over the announce table. As the ref counted, Sheamus made it back into the ring, but Henry only just got to his feet at the count of nine, and was therefore counted out. After the match, Henry toppled the announce table and attempted to enter the ring only to be met by punches from Sheamus. As Henry was on the floor, Sheamus went after him but was caught and slammed kidney first into the ring apron. Henry then tried to run Sheamus into the steel steps, but Sheamus slipped away, shoving Henry into the steps. He then lifted a part of the steps and threw them at Henry, missing, and catching a clothesline when he turned around. Henry then lifted Sheamus and hit him with the World’s Strongest Slam on the bottom part of the steel steps, then stood over him in a dominating fashion.
Winner: Sheamus (by Count Out)