– Thanks to Sean Banner for these results from tonight’s WWE tapings in New York City at Madison Square Garden:
* The Garden is about half full as the show starts.
* Wrestlemania 25 video review: Taker, Austin, and Jeff Hardy got the biggest pops. Cena got booed. RKO booed.
* Wrestlemania 26 promo for 3/26/10 in Phoenix, AZ.
* Mike Knox defeated Ricky Ortiz in 5:57 after a carbon footprint-like move. Kids chanted “let’s go Ricky.”
WWE Friday Night SmackDown, Airing this Friday:
* Teddy Long comes out and announces the dark main event: Chris Jericho, Edge and Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio, John Cena and Batista.
* They announced a SmackDown taping for August 4th at the Nassau Coliseum. Tickets on sale this Saturday, May 2nd at 12 noon.
* Here comes Y2J to kick off the show. He called the fans whiny, petulant and ignorant and he is the biggest star to be drafted to Smackdown, and that he won’t introduce himself. Jericho said he will take over Smackdown and will go to Judgment Day and win the belt. Edge comes out and calls Jericho rude for not introducing himself. Edge talked about beating Cena and becoming a 9 time champion and states it is his show. CM Punk comes out. Punk introduces himself and he is Mr. Money in the bank. They show him cashing in his first money in the bank. Jericho says no one cares what he says. Y2J confronts Punk and tells him that his the best and to Punk to leave th ring. Punk continues to make fun of Jericho and Y2J said he is done and walks out ot the backstage. Edge tells Punk that he will not listen to Punk either. Punk tells him to wait. There is no more Vickie on Smackdown. Punk informs Edge that they have a match to night. Edge calls the match a non-title warmup. Punk said that when he hit the GTS he will cash in MITB and become the World Heavyweight champion.
* JR and Grisham go over the Smackdown draft picks.
* John Morrison defeated Shelton Benjamin in 3:08 after a swinging neckbreaker. Athletic match. Morrison hit some nice kicks.
* They showed MVP’s appearance on The View promoting his title match vs. Dolph Ziggler.
* Jericho is shown complaining to Teddy Long when The Great Khali walked in. Ranjin Singh said Khali told him to stop whining.
* Rey Mysterio vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Kane vs. Chris Jericho. Jericho eliminated Kane at 4:50 .. Jericho is eliminated via DQ because he used a chair against Rey at 6:15. Only Rey and Hardy remain. Sweet series of counters mid match by Mysterio and Hardy. Jeff Hardy pinned Rey at 12:38 to become the #1 contender. Mysterio gave Hardy the 619 and west coast pop, and Jeff countered the west coast pop into a sunset flip and the clean pin. Match of the night so far.
* Jericho walks into Teddy Long’s office and yells at Maria to see the GM. Edge comes in, Jericho leaves and Edge yells at Maria and then says “I’m gonna go call my wife” and leaves. Funny segment.
* Cryme Tyme comes out to the ring to do one of their spots.
* A Brooklyn breakdown dance competition with Layla vs. Eve. Eve won. They started to dance with Cryme Tyme then got into a catight, crowd chanted of “let them fight.”
* Sherri Shepherd of The View is backstage with MVP.
* U.S. championship: MVP defeated Dolph Ziggler at 4:10 with his finisher to retain the U.S. title. Funny prematch promo. Ziggler said he was gonna win the title in New Jersey. Sherri from The View came out with MVP. She slapped Ziggler in the face mid match.
* Jericho yelling at Teddy Long, Morrison comes out. They have words. Y2J slaps Morrison, they fight and get pulled apart.
* Non-title match: CM Punk vs. Edge. Edge countered Punk’s GTS into a sharpshooter. Punk won with the GTS. Punk is cashing in MITB. Umaga comes out of the crowd and superkicks then powerslams Punk. Jeff Hardy comes out and hits a whisper in the wind and a swanton bomb on Edge. Title match is a no contest. Punk took the briefcase with him when he left. Possibly to say he never go the match?
* Smackdown ends.