WWE is taping this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Special thanks to reader Dru for sending text-message updates.
* MVP b. Dolph Ziggler
WWE SmackDown: (Airing Friday Night, 4/10)
* Matt Hardy comes out and demands an apology from Jeff. He says if Jeff doesn’t apologize he’s going to leave on a stretcher. Jeff comes out and attacks Matt. Matt flees to the back.
* Teddy Long announces Matt vs. Jeff Hardy in a Stretcher Match for later tonight.
* The Cutting Edge is up next with special guest John Cena.
* Todd Grisham & Jim Ross are commentating.
* Josh Matthews is doing ECW commentary until the draft or otherwise.
* Big Show b. Kofi Kingston
– Big Show got the easy win after countering Kofi off the top rope.
* The Great Khali b. Santino Marella
– Santino comes out and says that he could be drafted to SmackDown, so he opens a challenge for any wrestler in the back. The Great Khali comes out and says he can’t quit thinking of Santina and he wants a kiss or he’ll fight Santino. Santino declines and Khali demanded a referee come out and ring the bell.
* Gail Kim b. Michelle McCool
* The Cutting Edge is up next with special guest John Cena. Edge tells Cena how much he hates him. Cena then challenges Edge to hit him, but he walks away instead. Theodore Long comes out and announces they will fight for the World Championship tonight.
* Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes b. Carlito & Primo Colon in a non-title match.
* Randy Orton comes out and cuts a promo on the Six-Man Tag Match at Backlash.
* Matt Hardy b. Jeff Hardy in a Stretcher Match.
– After a failed Swanton Bomb from Jeff landing on the stretcher, Matt capitalized by rolling Jeff to the top of the ramp, hitting him with a chair, and crossing the finish line.
* John Cena b. Edge to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.