This week’s WWE “SmackDown,” taped Tuesday at the CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, La., featured Dolph Ziggler losing to Sheamus by disqualification, and John Cena being attacked by the Showoff earlier in the program, reports NoDQ.
Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler will headline the event, to be broadcast Friday, but fans won’t have a conclusive ending. As the Celtic Warrior seemed to have victory in hand, his rival Big Show was interfered and caused Sheamus to win by DQ.
After the bout, Ziggler and the Giant attacked Sheamus, only to be stopped by John Cena. The Cenation Leader has had problems with the Showoff over the past few weeks, all surrounding the A.J. Lee scandal.
Earlier, Cena had defeated Alberto del Rio in a singles match. The Cenation Leader couldn’t make it to the back, however, because Ziggler attacked him with the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Kofi Kingston, Kane and Daniel Bryan beat Wade Barrett and the Prime Time Players in a six-man tag team match. Hopefully Darren Young and Titus O’Neil can be longtime rivals to Team Hell No, because Kane and Bryan could teach O’Neil and Young how to improve their gradually progressing in-ring work.
There were two quick matches last night, with Damien Sandow defeated Tyson Kidd and 3MB’s Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal beating The Usos. 3MB is another team making strides in the budding tag team division, where Sandow could return when Cody Rhodes recovers from his recent injury.
WWE continued to put Hornswaggle with the Great Khali, as the former leprechaun-themed performer was at ringside as the Punjabi Nightmare beat David Otunga. Khali is having something of a push since his return from brain surgery, but it’s unlikely that the former World Heavyweight Champion will ever return to that status.