May 31, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
Matches results from tonight’s Smackdown tapings in Des Moines, IA:
Christian defeated Mark Henry
Christian asked Teddy Long if they can turn tonight’s title match into a three-way. Long turned the request down but said he could be in the ring with them in a three-way.
Alicia Fox & Tamina defeated A.J. & Kaitlyn
Jinder Mahal defeated Yoshi Tatsu
Ezekiel Jackson defeated Wade Barrett via count out. Barrett took the count out to keep the title while Jackson beat up Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel and laid them out.
Sheamus came up to Christian and said he wished it was a three-way match. He was trying to get Christian on his side against Orton but Christian ended up blowing him off.
Daniel Bryan defeated Ted DiBiase with the LeBell lock. Rhodes and DiBiase attacked Bryan after the match until Sin Cara made the save. Two funny things. Everyone knew Sin Cara had to be making the save since they brought out his trampoline. Also the guy in charge of the fog when he comes out hit the button early, or here came out late. Whatever it was, the fog came, he didn’t come out, and then the second time the fog came, he came out.
Randy Orton defeated Sheamus with Christian as ref in a title match. First Christian was knocked down by Sheamus and suffered a shoulder injury. Sheamus had the match won with the Brogue kick. Christian went for the pin, but at the count of two, Christian started selling that pounding the mat hurt his shoulder. Orton then used the RKO and Christian’s shoulder was better and he counted three. Christian laid out Orton with a belt shot after the match.