Big Show makes his way to the ring. Show reads off a written sheet of paper, apologizing for his actions on Raw. Show apologizes to Triple H for not doing the job he was told to do. Show apologizes to the other Superstars for setting a poor example. Most of all, he apologizes to the WWE Universe for letting them down. Triple H interrupts.
Triple H welcomes everyone to Smackdown. Triple H thanks Show for his apologize, but questions the sincerity of it. Hunter says he doesn’t mean to pick on him, but wants him to be a leader. Triple H simply wants him to be professional. Hunter says if the COO tells someone to do something, and they don’t, they are subject to firing. Triple H goes to fire him, but Show stops him. Hunter changes his mind, suspending him for the night with no pay. Show goes to leave, but the Shield interrupt.
The Shield surround the ring, as Show stands still. The Shield assaults Big Show, but is taken out. Show takes out the three members, but is taken out of the ring. Show stands on the announce table, attempting to lure off the Shield. Rollins grabs his leg, as Roman hits him with a chair. Show takes out the members, throwing them into the barricade. Show then dives off the barricade, Spearing Roman on the floor. Show throws Reigns back into the ring, going for a Chokeslam. Rollins dives in, but is hit with a chop. Show goes for a KO Punch, but is hit with a chair by Roman. Multiple chair shots follow, as Show lays in the ring. The three then pick up the Big Show, planting him with a Triple Powerbomb.
AJ Lee makes her way to the ring, to watch on commentary.
Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi vs. Layla, Aksana and Alicia Fox
Brie and Aksana begin, as Brie takes her down to the mat. Bella yells at AJ, but is hit by Fox on the apron. Brie bring Fox in the ring. AJ the other Divas attack. Alicia and Naomi are tagged, as Naomi is hit with a Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out. Alicia locks in a Headlock, but Naomi throws her off. Natalya and Aksana are tagged. Natalya connects with a Discus Larait. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but AJ interferes.
Winners: Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi via DQ
AJ takes a slap, Facebuster and Dropkick from Natalya, Brie, and Naomi respectively. AJ’s team drags her out of the ring, as they retreat.
Vickie Guerrero is in the ring, as she announces a dance competition. R-Truth makes his way to the ring. Fandango makes his way to the ring. The Miz comes out before the competition, dressed as “Mizco Inferno” Miz takes a jacket from a fan, and slips it on. Miz is ready, as the Great Khali makes his way to the ring. Khali says that he wants to dance. R-Truth dances first. Fandango follows. Mizco Inferno follows, as he attempts to twerk. R-Truth jumps in, doing it with him. Lastly, it’s the Great Khali. The winner, who received the most applause, was Mizco Inferno. Fandango calls the three a disgrace to the art of dance. Fandango goes after Miz and Truth, as they throw him out of the ring. Miz and Truth dances to finish the segment.
A Los Matadores vignette is shown.
Ryback is backstage, as a new interviewer, introducing indy star Robert Evans. Ryback asks his height and weight. Ryback just questions him about future career aspirations. Ryback asks if he would want to face someone like him, as he says yes. Ryback then slaps him in the face. Ryback says his dream is to beat the hell out of people like him.
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero tells Ricardo Rodriguez that he can’t be in Rob Van Dam’s corner at Night of Champions. Guerrero says tonight, Rob Van Dam will be in his corner, while he faces Alberto Del Rio.
Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring.
Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella
They lock up, as Santino is backed into the corner. Marella comes out with the Cobra, as Sandow backs away. Sandow throws a knee to the gut, following with stomps to the ribs of Marella. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow continues with knees, following with a Russian Legsweep. Sandow connects with the Elbow of Distain. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow locks in an Abdominal Stretch, as Marella reverses into a Saito Suplex. Marella goes for a Diving Headbutt, and follows with the Cobra. Sandow stops it, but is driven into the corner post. Sandow gets out, and eats the Cobra.
Winner: Santino Marella via pinfall
Michael Cole is in the ring, as he welcomes Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman to the ring for an interview. Cole asks how Heyman and Axel prevent Punk from getting his hands on Paul. Axel asks what is wrong with Cole. Axel speaks of the pressure that Heyman is under. Axel says Punk won’t get to Paul Heyman at all, because he won’t be Axel. Heyman says he isn’t a fighter, but simply a peace advocate. Heyman calls for a public boycott for the PPV. Heyman asks it they could spend their money on something else. Heyman says he taught Punk, so he knows he will figure out a way to get to Heyman. Heyman says if everyone doesn’t boycott this PPV, Heyman will get beaten. Heyman says Punk will beat him until you will never see him again. Heyman says if this is his last time here, he states he will always love CM Punk. Heyman says he will never forgive each and every one of the Universe.
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring.
Ricardo Rodriguez makes his way to the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Ricardo Rodriguez w/ Rob Van Dam
Alberto assaults Ricardo to start off. Ricardo is backed into the corner, and hit. Ricardo is hit with an Enzuigiri. Del Rio drives his head into the mat with a stomp. Ricardo connects with a Dropsault. Ricardo rolls him up, but is kicked in the face. Alberto throws headbutts. Ricardo kicks Alberto from the corner, coming out with a Tornado DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Ricardo goes to the top rope, but is pushed down. Alberto then kicks RVD on the floor. Ricardo is hit with an Inverted Superplex.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio via pinfall
Del Rio locks in the Cross Armbreaker. RVD makes the save, attacking Alberto. RVD connects with a Frogsplash, as Del Rio rolls out of the ring. Van Dam picks up the World Title and poses in the ring.
A Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton video package is shown.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.
Dean Ambrose is in the ring.
United States Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler takes Ambrose down to the mat, throwing elbows. Ziggler gets a Front Facelock, but is backed into the corner. Dean goes for a punch, but is reversed. Ziggler takes Dean to the other corner. Ambrose throws Ziggler in, taking him out with elbows across the face. A chop follows. Dean whips Ziggler into the corner, as he falls to the mat. Dean continues with fists, and whips him. Ziggler kicks Dean, as he connects with a Crossbody. Ziggler unload with fists, as Dean rolls to the floor. Ziggler runs after him, chasing him back into the ring. Ambrose eats a beating and a Larait. Ambrose connects with a Twist Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Ambrose locks in a Rear Chinlock. Ziggler stands out, a he connects with a Dropkick. Ziggler connects with 10 Elbow Drops. Ziggler goes for a Stinger Splash, but Ambrose moves away.
Dean stomps away at Ziggler, and follows with a Chinlock. Dean connects with a Body Slam, as he goes top rope. Dean goes for a Fist Drop, but is kicked in the face. Ziggler connects with a Stinger Splash, following with a flurry of fists. Ziggler runs the ropes, and connects with a Larait. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler goes for the Fameasser, but is rolled up. Ziggler reverses, and goes for a Sleeper. Dean whips him, and does a Sleeper of his own. Dolph reverses with a Chinbreaker. Dolph connects with the Fameasser, and goes for a pin. Rollin and Reigns interfere.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via DQ
The Usos save Ziggler, as Guerrero comes out. ZIggler has his title shot, but this match will be made a 6 Man Tag.
6 Man Tag Team Match: The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose and Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Dolph Ziggler and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)
Ziggler fights off Rollins, as he is whipped. Rollins is hit with a Back Body Drop. Ziggler takes out Ambrose off the apron, but is hit form Seth. Roman is tagged, as he connects with a Larait. Pin, but a kick out. Roman puts Ziggler on the top rope, as Dean and Seth throw him off. Dean is tagged, as he slaps Ziggler around. Ambrose knees Ziggler and pins. Kick out. Seth is tagged, as he throws knees to Ziggler. Pin, but a kick out. Rollins throws Ziggler into the corner, as he tags Roman. Ziggler is taken to the mat and pinned. Kick out. Roman has a Headlock applied, but Ziggler fights out. Roman connects with a sick punch. Dean is tagged, as he continues his attack. Ziggler is put in the ropes, as Dean connects with a Dropkick.Ambrose goes for another, but is sent over to the floor. Roman is tagged, as he stops Ziggler. Roman dives to Ziggler, but hits the ring post. Seth is tagged, as Ziggler fights away and tags Jimmy. Seth is taken out with a Superkick. Jimmy goes for the hip, but Seth moves. Jimmy then hits a Pop Up Samoan Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler fights Ambrose to the floor, as Seth rolls up Jimmy. Jey breaks it. Roman Spears Jey, as Jimmy connects with a Superkick to both. Jimmy goes for a Splash, but Rollins puts his knees up and pins.
Winners: The Shield via pinfall
Edge makes his way to the ring. Edge speaks of Triple H allowing him to be on Smackdown, because it is good for business. Edge says, however, the only reason he is here is for the fans. Edge says he won’t forget that he has no respect for Hunter or the fact that he married into his job. Edge also won’t forget that the Shield took them out. Edge tells Christian when he gets back to tear them apart. Edge introduces Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan to the ring.
Edge says he knows how these things turn out. Edge first asks Orton how it feels to be a sell out. Orton says Edge is jealous of his reigns. Daniel says Orton needs to show respect. Edge says it doesn’t matter, he has one more reign than Orton has anyway. Orton says he is not a sell out, he took advantage of an opportunity. After 10 years of Cena, WWE needed a change. Orton says Daniel is good, but he is not the face. Orton says Daniel is good for business, but he is best. Edge asks if Daniel thinks he is best. Bryan says he doesn’t even care. Orton calls him naive. Daniel tells him to shut up, as he has heard it for weeks. Bryan says the most important thing in his life has nothing to do with business. Daniel says it is about love, passion and dreams; that isn’t on anyone’s balance sheet. Daniel didn’t want to be a face of a company, but wanted to hold that title. Daniel says he will achieve his dream when he wins the WWE Championship. Orton says he will help him achieve it tonight, as he attacks him. Daniel locks in the Yes Lock as Orton taps. Referees break it up, as Daniel ends the show with a Yes chant.