This week’s show starts off with a video package for Mark Henry showing what he has done to his recent opponents and music techs while talking about how he shows no mercy and no remorse for what he has done. It ends a message that you are going to join the Hall of Pain.
We are live on tape from Toledo, Ohio and your announcers are Michael ‘Klinger’ Cole, Josh ‘Tony Packo’s’ Mathews, and Booker ‘Section 8’ T.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring and even though he is dressed to wrestle, he has something to say. Mark says that he is going to tell us about the Hall of Pain. Men have walked through the ropes but they have been carried out of the ring. Just because he has been here for fifteen years, many people think that his best years are behind him. Ask Big Show and Kane because they have special wings in the Hall of Pain. At Night of Champions, Randy Orton is going to get inducted.
In the Hall there are broken bones, broken careers, and broken hope. The beating that he gave last week in the cage was the worst one that Orton ever got. Mark says that is a good start because there is more where that came from. His whole career has led him to this point. He is more unpredictable, more dangerous, and more reckless. He is the Most Dangerous Man. At Night of Champions, you will be looking at the new World Heavyweight Champion.
Mark is interrupted by the assistant to Smackdown General Manager Zack Ryder. He tells Mark that he loves the Hall of Pain and he says that they could be Broskis.
Mark says that Zack must have a death wish to interrupt him.
Zack says that Mark and Randy are in action tonight in different matches. There is a no contact rule so if they get involved in the matches, there will be consequences.
Zack starts to leave the ring, but Mark tells Zack to stay in the ring. Mark thanks Zack for the heads up and Mark wants to know why Zack is in such a big hurry to leave. Mark wants to ask Zack who he thinks will win at Night of Champions.
Zack says that he thinks Beth Phoenix has Kelly Kelly’s number. Zack says that if he says Randy Orton, Mark will snort him up one nostril and shoot him out the other.
Mark tells Zack that he just said that he can’t put his hands on Randy Orton so he knows that he will have to put his hands on somebody. Mark drops the mic and Zack has a good idea what is going to happen so Zack punches Henry and then Henry with a back fist to Ryder and then he hits the World’s Strongest Slam.
Ezekiel Jackson makes his way to the ring since he is going to be Mark’s opponent tonight.
Match Number One: Ezekiel Jackson versus Mark Henry
Jack and Henry face off in the center of the ring and Henry pushes Jckson and he wants a test of strength and Jackson obliges. Henry takes Jackson to his knees but Jackson gets back to his feet but Henry with a back body drop. Jackson wants another test of strength but Henry with a kick and then Henry with a top wrist lock and he takes Jackson to the mat. Jackson with punches and forearms and then Jackson tries to get Henry up for the torture rack but Henry fights Jackson off. Henry with a forearm and then he goes to the floor.
Jackson follows after Henry and Mark with a big boot to Jackson and then he runs Jackson’s back into the ring post. Henry returns Jackson into the ring and Henry with a clothesline followed by a splash. Henry with a second splash and Jackson is having trouble breathing. Henry gets Jackson up and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.
Winner: Mark Henry
Teddy Long is in his office and he is looking at a poster of the cover for the WWE ’12 video game with Randy Orton on the cover. Teddy says that they made the right decision on the cover for the game but he has to go because he has a show to run.
Cue the saxophones because Aksana has made her way into the office and the lights get darker and Teddy’s mood gets better. Teddy says that Aksana looks beautiful tonight. Aksana asks if she can make announce for Divas match tonight. Teddy points out that she was the special ring announcer last week, but if she does it every week, it isn’t special anymore. Aksana says that ring announcing isn’t the only one special thing she can do with her mouth . . . she says that she can sing. Aksana tells Teddy that they can make beautiful music together.
Teddy says that he likes the sound of that but he needs to check on Zack Ryder and Teddy leaves.
We see footage from last week’s match between Sin Cara and Daniel Bryan and Sin Cara’s post match attack on Bryan.
Match Number Two: Sin Cara versus Tyson Kidd
They lock up and Kidd with a knee and then they exchange wrist locks. Cara with a kick but Kidd uses the ropes for extra leverage to escape with an arm drag. Cara flips over Kidd and then he takes Kidd down with a head scissors and Kidd goes to the floor. Cara goes up top and he hits a cross body onto Kidd.
Cara rolls Kidd back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Cara with a chop to Kidd followed by an Irish whip but Cara charges into the corner and Kidd hip tosses Cara into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Kidd with an elbow to the top of the head followed by an elbow to the midsection. Kidd with a snap mare and a kick to the back for a near fall. Kidd tries for a belly to back suplex but Cara lands on his feet and he hits an enzuigiri.
Cara with a punch and kick but Kidd with an Irish whip but Cara goes to the apron and then he connects with a shoulder and a springboard head butt for a near fall. Cara with kicks to the leg followed by a springboard cross body but Kidd rolls through and gets a near fall. Kidd with a back heel kick and then he sets for the drop kick to the head but Cara catches him with the modified Olympic Slam.
Cara goes to the apron and he hits the springboard senton followed by a quebrada for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
After the match, Josh Mathews goes into the ring to interview Sin Cara. Josh asks Sin Cara about his more aggressive side over the last few weeks. Sin Cara says that he is an intense competitor. Ever since he started in the WWE he held back out of respect for the other people. Now that he is here, nobody is going to stop him. This style and this aggression is the real Sin Cara.
Daniel Bryan interrupts Cara’s celebration and he makes his way to the ring with his briefcase. Bryan says that he didn’t expect to hear Sin Cara speaking English. Bryan says that he didn’t see Sin Cara kicking him in the head last week. It doesn’t matter whether it is in English or Spanish because when Sin Cara attacked him last week, it was a universal language. Cara does not respect him. Bryan says that they need to settle this problem. Bryan challenges Cara to a rematch next week and he tells Cara that he can be as aggressive as he wants. Cara kicks Bryan and he puts Bryan in the LeBell Lock and Bryan taps out even though there is no match going on.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Cody Rhodes video package.
Randy Orton is in the locker room with Matt Striker and Matt asks him about his match with Cody Rhodes. Randy says that Cody has been a changed man since he got his face bashed in, but not for the better. He mentions the paper bags and mask. He says that Cody is unstable and that can be dangerous. Randy knows what that is like because he has also been called unstable.
Randy wants to talk about Mark Henry and he says that he has to give credit to Mark for attacking him last week because it was smart and calculated. That is not how you would describe Henry but now it is the case. He is at the peak of his career and people are wondering what could stop Mark. The answer is an RKO.
We see footage from last week when Beth Phoenix defeated Eve Torres on Monday and the post match attack by Natalya on Kelly.
Match Number Three: Kelly Kelly versus Natalya with Beth Phoenix in a Non Title Match
Kelly with forearms to Natalya but Natalya with an Irish whip but she misses a splash into the corner and Kelly with a bulldog. Kelly chokes Natalya in the ropes and goes to the floor. Natalya kicks Kelly off the apron and Beth sits on the steps and watches Natalya hit Kelly with a forearm from behind. Natalya slaps Kelly and sends her into the ring.
Natalya kicks Kelly in the midsection and then she says something to Kelly. Natalya with a forearm to the back of the neck followed by an abdominal stretch. Kelly with elbows to escape the hold but Natalya sends Kelly to the mat and gets a near fall. Natalya has something to say to Kelly but Kelly with a slap. Natalya sets for what appears to be an Alabama Slam but Kelly makes it to the apron. Kelly with a shoulder and she tries for a sunset flip but Natalya rolls through and sets for the Sharpshooter but she has not turned around to fully apply it and Kelly gets an inside cradle for the three count.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
After the match, Beth tries to attack Kelly but she gets out of the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and before our next match, Christian interrupts and he says that the match has been postponed. All of the matches for the rest of tonight have been postponed because Teddy Long refuses to do the right thing. Last week on Raw, he was forced to compete in the main event where he was the victim of an illegal double team when Sheamus Brogue Kicked him and then he was given an Attitude Adjustment by John Cena. Less than 24 hours later, he still manned up and competed inside a steel cage for the World Heavyweight Championship where he took Randy Orton to his limits. Christian says that the experts said that he was ahead on the scorecards.
Christian says that he deserves one more match . . .
Before Christian can continue, Sheamus comes out and he tells Christian to give it a rest fella because it is getting embarrassing. He says that this reminds him of a litter of puppies that his dog once had. All of the puppies were strong and healthy except for the last one who was a bit scrawny and seedy looking. He says that pup developed a nasty dose of mange and every time he barked, hot air came out of his arse.
Christian says that he doesn’t care about Sheamus’ shanty Irish background so he tells Sheamus to shut his mouth.
Sheamus says that he will make this short and sweet. He has a match that he wants to have. He tells Christian that nobody wants to see him face Randy Orton. He says that Christian is out of matches, out of excuses, and now he is going to get out of this ring.
Christian is about to say something but he walks past Sheamus and he leaves the ring.
Match Number Four: Sheamus versus Wade Barrett
They lock up and Sheamus backs Barrett into the corner but they go around the ring and Sheamus with a clean break and then Sheamus poses and screams. Sheamus with a side head lock take down followed by a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Barrett with punches to Sheamus followed by a head butt and kick. Sheamus with a kick and forearm to the back followed by a head butt of his own.
Barrett with a kick but Sheamus with a running back elbow and Barrett goes to the floor. Barrett takes his time getting back into the ring and he kicks Sheamus and then connects with a series of elbows to the head. Sheamus punches Barrett and connects with forearms and knees to the back of the head.
Sheamus with a punch and forearm followed by knees to the head. Barrett with punches but Sheamus punches back. Barrett with a hard Irish whip and Sheamus hits the turnbuckles with his sternum. Barrett with a flying forearm and he gets a near fall. Barrett with forearms across the chest followed by knees to the back and a rear chin lock.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett with the Blackpool Slam for a near fall. Barrett puts Sheamus in the ropes and he chokes him. Barrett with knees to Sheamus while Sheamus is stilli n the ropes. Barrett with a running boot and Sheamus hangs from the ring and then Barrett pushes Sheamus to the floor. Barrett runs Sheamus into the apron and they return to the ring and Barrett gets a near fall.
Barrett with a reverse chin lock but Sheamus gets to his feet and he punches Barrett and hits a few head butts but Barrett with a punch that sends Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus drops Barrett on the top rope and Sheamus hits a series of clothesline but Barrett with a boot. Sheamus with a slam to Barrett and then he puts Barrett in the ropes and he connects with a series of forearms across the chest. Sheamus follows that with the knee lift on the apron. Sheamus goes up top and he hits the flying shoulder tackle.
Before Sheamus can finish off Barrett, Christian comes to the ring and he attacks Sheamus and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Sheamus by disqualification
Christian punches Sheamus but Sheamus punches back until Barrett helps out Christian. Christian and Barrett double team Sheamus but Sheamus is able to fight both men off and Sheamus hits a running double sledge to the head. Sheamus sees Christian try to escapes and then he senses that Barrett is going to try to attack him from behind and Sheamus gives Barrett a Brogue Kick. Christian tries to come off the turnbuckles when he returns to the ring but Sheamus with a kick and then he sets the High Cross but Christian escapes.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from Monday night when Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston faced Jinder Mahal and Great Khali.
Match Number Five: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston versus Jinder Mahal and Great Khali in a Non Title Match
Bourne and Mahal start things off and Bourne with a waist lock but Mahal with an elbow. Bourne with a head scissors and kicks. Bourne goes to the turnbuckles but Mahal grabs Bourne’s leg and pulls him off and hits a clothesline for a near fall. Khali tags in and he kicks Bourne. Khali with a forearm to the back and then he raises his arms. Khali chokes Bourne against the ropes and Mahal is tagged in but Khali gets in a chop before going ot the apron. Mahal tries for a suplex but Bourne with a knee to get out of the hold and then he hits a leaping knee to the head before making the tag.
Kingston with a springboard clothesline followed by chops to Mahal and a drop kick. Kingston with a superman punch and then Kofi hits the Boom drop and he sets for Trouble in Paradise but Mahal backs into the corner. Kofi leaps into the corner but Mahal moves out of the way. Kofi with a double jump cross body for a near fall.
Khali throws Bourne out of the ring and Mahal with knees to Kofi. Mahal yells at Khali and tells him to get to the apron. Mahal slaps Khali and Khali pushes Mahal into the center of the ring and Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne
After the match, Khali stands over Mahal and he signals that he has had enough of Mahal and he leaves the ring.
It is time to look at the matches that have been announced for Night of Champions.
We take a look at what Cody Rhodes did to Ted DiBiase two weeks ago.
Cody says that even though his face remains fractured, he is an inspiration. The blind spot of all of the WWE, the thing that nobody in the WWE saw coming. He has been surrounded by people in his career who have been jealous of his abilities, his youth, and his success. He was trying to inspire Ted DiBiase through his success. Ted was happy being Ted. Cody says that he wouldn’t be happy ‘Being Ted’ and he wasn’t going to let Ted sink him. Cody decided to drop Ted. When that anchor sunk to the bottom, the Intercontinental Championship floated to the top. Cody says that is what you call an inspiration. Earlier tonight, Randy said he was unstable. Cody says that there is a thin line between unstable and thriving. Orton has inspired him to show how unstable he can be.
Match Number Six: Cody Rhodes with Bag Men versus Randy Orton in a Champion versus Champion Non Title Match
They lock up and Rhodes with a rollup but Orton gets away before the referee can make a count. They lock up again and Rhodes with a side head lock and Rhodes with an inside cradle for a near fall. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and Orton with a drop kick after stopping before a leap frog. Rhodes hits the drop down uppercut but Orton swats away a Rhodes drop kick but Orton hits another drop kick and gets a near fall. Orton with a boot to Rhodes’ head and then Orton stomps on the solar plexus. Orton with a forearm to the chest followed by a few Irish whips. Rhodes with an Irish whip but you don’t Irish whip Randy Orton into the corner because he comes out and clotheslines Rhodes.
Rhodes kicks Orton away but Orton with a Thesz Press and punches. Rhodes hits Orton in the head with the mask and then Rhodes kicks Orton and then he works on Orton’s abdomen with a boot. Rhodes with a boot to the head. Cody with kicks to Orton in the corner but Orton with a kick and head butt to Rhodes followed by a punch to the head. Orton with a European uppercut. Orton misses a leaping knee drop and Rhodes with a boot to the knee and Cody starts to focus on the right leg.
Rhodes with knees to Orton as he sends Orton into the ropes. Orton sends Rhodes to the apron to set for the IEDDT but Rhodes is able to escape and he sends Orton to the apron and Rhodes hits Beautiful Disaster and Orton goes to the floor as we go to commercial.
We are back and Rhodes sends Orton into the turnbuckles and then he punches and kicks Orton. Rhodes with a figure four arm bar on Orton. Rhodes with a boot to the head and then he gets a near fall. Rhodes with punches to Orton but Orton kicks back and he connects with a punch. Rhodes wraps the injured arm in the ropes.
Rhodes with an arm bar and he turns it into a modified crossface chicken wing using the leg on the arm but Orton gets away and Orton with a punch. Rhodes with a knee to the midsection. Rhodes with knee drops to the injured arm and then he returns to the arm bar. Orton with a head butt to get out of the hold.
Rhodes with an Irish whip but Rhodes misses a charge into the corner and he hits the ring post with his shoulder. Rhodes with the Alabama Slam for a near fall. Rhodes with an Irish whip and Cody tries for a bulldog but Orton is able to push Rhodes away. Orton with a clothesline or two followed by the power slam. Orton runs into a boot and Rhodes with a gourdbuster but he misses a knee drop when Orton moves out of the way. Orton hits the leaping knee drop but he can only get a two count.
Rhodes goes to the apron and Orton with a kick and then he hits the IEDDT on Rhodes and then Orton twists to the mat to set up for the RKO but Rhodes rolls to the floor. Orton follows after Rhodes. Rhodes escapes a belly-to-back suplex attempt and he tries for Cross Rhodes but Orton escapes. Orton ducks Rhodes’ Beautiful Disaster and Orton hits an RKO for the three count.
After the match, Mark Henry’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Henry backs Orton into the corner and Orton punches Henry. Orton tries for the RKO but Henry pushes Orton into the turnbuckles and hits a body block. Henry gives Orton the World’s Strongest Slam and then he picks Randy up to give him a second one. Mark grabs a chair from behind the announce table and he brings it into the ring. Henry puts the chair on top of Orton and he sits down on top of Orton. He tells Randy that he could have broken his leg, but that isn’t his objective. Henry says that the title is what he wants. That is the only reason he isn’t breaking Randy’s leg right now.
We go to credits.