Smackdown Taping Results for April 15th, 2011

Dark Match:
Trent Baretta pinned Johnny Curtis.

WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday)
Alberto Del Rio comes out and says tonight is about Edge. Del Rio says it is his destiny to win the World Heavyweight Championship but not this week. He says Edge should come out and present him with the belt. Teddy Long comes out and says it won’t be going down like that. Long informs Del Rio he’ll still fight in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules for the belt but a new number one contender will be determined in a 20-man over-the-top battle royal.

Ezekiel Jackson defeated Kofi Kingston w/The Corre on commentary. After the match, Jackson gets on the mic and says he is the personification of domination and after the battle royal he will be the number one contender and everyone will know including The Corre.

Lay-Cool couples therapy. They bicker and Michelle McCool walks out.

Cody Rhodes has an in-ring promo, saying that he wanted to disfigure Rey Mysterio the way that Cody has disfigured him. Mysterio comes out and they fight. Rey nails the 619 and Cody leave.

They air the promo for the former Awesome Kong.

Rey Mysterio defeated Drew McIntyre after hitting the 619.

Backstage, Edge is getting an ovation from the Smackdown locker room. Edge and Kane shake hands.

Edge comes out and gives a recap of his career. He says he is going to miss all of it. “Thank you” chants fill the arena. Edge says he wants to do his intro one more time. He’s pumped now and talking about how great the WWE doctors are and says he’s taking his girl and going surfing. Edge is happy he got to say goodbye in Albany because it’s the place where he won his first championship. In fact it was in a cab in Albany where Edge came up with the nickname Edge. He introduces his mother who is sitting in the front row and thanks her for all her support. To him his title has meant everything to him but the belt is not his. Edge says every fan holds a piece of it as he relinquishes the belt. Edge says it’s been a heck of a ride concluding another emotional shoot of a speech.

Backstage, Alberto Del Rio interrupts Edge. Del Rio extends his hand but Edge stares him down. Del Rio smiles as Edge walks away.

Kelly Kelly vs. Layla. Layla tries to do their entrance but Michelle McCool goes straight to the ring. Kelly wins via roll-up. McCool comes in the ring and shoves Layla across the ring and leaves.

They air a video package of WWE superstars commenting on The Undertaker vs. Triple H from Wrestlemania.

In the Battle Royal: Big Show, Kane, The Corre, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, Brodus Clay, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Tyler Reks, Chris Masters, Chavo Guerrero, Curt Hawkins, Trent Baretta and JTG.

The final four are Christian, Rey, Swagger and Justin Gabriel. Rey eliminated Gabriel. Swagger eliminated Rey.

Christian won the battle royal to face Alberto Del Rio for the World title at Extreme Rules. Michael Cole interfered in the match and took a 619 to the back from Mysterio.Post-match Edge came tot he ring and did a five second pose with Christian.