WWE taped next week’s edition of SmackDown at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Mohegan Sun, Connecticut. Special thanks to Wrestling News World readers Bruce Clark, Marcus, Jeremy, and Tim McCandlish for sending text-message updates.
* Eric Escobar b. Kizarny
– Solid dark match with lots of good spots. Esobar gets the win via pinfall.
SmackDown: (Airing Next Week, 3/13)
* The show opens with Edge vs. Kofi Kingston. Edge wins after Kofi submits in the sharpshooter.
* A WrestleMania video package airs before Matt Hardy comes out to “tell the truth” about Jeff. Matt comes up and holds up the dog collar of Jeff’s dog that he lost in his house fire. This prompts Jeff to hit the ring. Matt offers to give the collar to Jeff as a token of love. Jeff grabs the mic from Matt and said that Matt is behind the stairwell incident, the car crash, and the fire. Jeff says Matt hates himself and is sick and twisted. Jeff takes out Matt in the ring then cries in the ring as he holds of the collar of his dead dog. Jeff receives a big pop.
* WWE Women’s Champion Melina & Maria b. WWE Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool when Melina rolled up Maryse because Michelle wouldn’t tag in. After the match, McCool takes out Maryse.
* Finlay b. The Brian Kendrick with the Celtic Cross to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 25.
* The Undertaker b. Vladimir Kozlov
– Good back and forth action. The crowd is behind Undertaker. He gets the win clean after hitting a tombstone. After the match Undertaker looks up at the WrestleMania sign and the lights dim. This concludes next week’s SmackDown.