– WWE is taping this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Kentucky. Below are live spoilers of the event courtesy of Wrestling News World:
* Tyler Reks b. Hurricane Helms via pinfall.
SmackDown, Airing Friday:
* Batista opens SmackDown in the ring. He says that Vickie Guerrero tried to make things right last week, she’s still not the General Manager so his match with Rey Mysterio won’t happen. Batista calls out Teddy Long but instead Rey Mysterio comes out and says he’s ready to go for tonight.
* Michelle McCool, Layla El, and Beth Phoenix are backstage making fun of ‘Piggy James’. Beth tells Layla that they have a match tonight and she better get serious. Layla and Michelle apologize to Beth for last week.
* Chris Jericho asks the Hart Dynasty backstage if they are ready to make an impact. They tell him they’ve been ready and that what happened last night on Raw to Bret Hart was an embarrassment.
*Chris Jericho & The Hart Dynasty b. Cryme Time & R-Truth
* CM Punk comes out to the ring with Luke Gallows to “save” a member of the WWE Universe. They pick someone out of the crowd who appear to be a developmental worker. They ask him if he’s ready to be safe. The “fan” responds “he thinks so”. Punk says that he needs to cut his hair to become part of the “straightedge lifestyle”. The “fan” is at first hesitant but finally agrees. Gallows pulls out an electronic razor and shaves his head.
* Teddy Long and Maria are backstage talking about the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice. Vickie Guerrero shows up and says she’d be part of the cast but she’s been too busy. She asks Mario to do a sales pitch for the new WWE action figures. The Great Khali and Runjin Singh arrive. Khali says that Vickie’s action figure reminds him of a cow.
* Beth Phoenix b. Layla El
– After the match Michelle McCool attacks Beth Phoenix. Mickie James comes out and makes the save but kicks Beth as well.
* Drew McIntyre is backstage with Josh Mathews. He said he will be the first Intercontinental Champion to win the Royal Rumble. John Morrison walks up and disagrees. Morrison smacks McIntyre.
* Rey Mysterio b. Batista
– Rey now earns a World Heavyweight Champion match at Royal Rumble. After the match Chris Jericho comes out like the Undertaker. Matt Hardy takes him out. Punk and Gallows take out Jericho and Batista. Kane comes out and takes out Punk and Mysterio. This ends this week’s edition of SmackDown.