Smackdown comes onto the air with a video package, showing us the dominant streak of WHC Goldberg. The promo ends with Michael Cole screaming 'Who can stop this monster!?!?'
The SD pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us along to Friday Night SmackDown Live! He introduces us to his broadcast collegues, Josh Matthews and Booker T, and they immediatley beginn to hype up the huge main event, whih features Goldberg participation in a huge gauntlet match. They question whether anyone can defeat The Champ.
The commentators are interrupted by the music of AJ Styles. AJ appears at the top of the ramp to raucous boos. As he walks down the ramp, the commentators bicker over The Phenomanel Ones actions towards SD GM Mick Foley. While Booker and Josh argue that AJ was stupid and idiotic in what he was doing. On the other hand, Cole seems to admire AJ's actions, agreeing with his grievances , claiming that he is above guys like Santino. AJ gets on the mic and begins to talk, with a hint of arrogance in his voice. He says that he is your true MITB holder, and that he is your soon to be World Champion. He then goes on to speak about the SD General Manager, calling him washed up and stupid. He asks how anyone could leave him off the card at Last Resort and put him up against Santino at the last minute. AJ says although he wasnt prepared, he still defeated the idiot with the sock! Styles tells Foley to get out here and tell him what he wants to hear, and thats that he will have a ANNOUNCED match at the Royal Rumble. Foley's music comes on to a huge cheer from the live attendance. Foley tells AJ that he will giv him exactly what he wants. He was in the back listening to Styles run his mouth, he picked up on something. AJ called himself the true MITB holder. Foley wants to see him prove it, and therefore at the Royal Rumble, he will go one on one against the Raw MITB, John Morrisson! The crowd go wild as Foley walks up the ramp, leaving Styles looking furious inside the squared circle. Michael Cole expresses his digust at Foley, while Booker and Josh just laugh as we go off to the Raw Rewind!
After the Raw rewind ends, we see R-Truth coming out to mixed reactions. Cole reminds us of R-Truths increasing frustration and says he wouldnt want to be Truths opponent tonight, Ted DiBiase.
Match 1: Ted DiBiase vs R-Truth
Finish: Ted gets on top and gos for The Dream Street, Truth wriggles out and hits Ted with a low-blow. The ref. calls for the bell, but Truth attacks him too. He grabs a chair from ringside, and enters the ring. He places the chair on Ted's arm, and climbs the turnbuckle. He leaps off, leaving Ted writhing in pain. As he struggles to his feet Truth smashes himon the arm with the chair and hits the Little Jimmy, leaving Ted to be strechered out.
Winner: Ted by DQ- 6:56
We return to see a smirking US Champion Cody Rhodes alongside Matt Striker, the backstage reporter. Matt asks him about his feelings on Sheamus' comments last week on him not being deserving of holding a title as prestigious as the US Title. Cody claims that he couldnt care less what the Pale asshole thinks and that he will teach him a lesson inside that ring. Matt goes on to ask him about his tag match tonight. Cody says that he along with Wade Barrett is the fastest rising star in this company and tonight theyll prove it by beating the Pale Warrior and The Fruity Pebble. He goes t talk more trash but Sheamus interrupts him, telling him that he talks a lot, but while he has been talking here, Sheamus has been talking to the GM, and he has granted him amatch with Cody for the US Title at the Royal Rumble! Cody looks angry and says that Sheamus will regret that.
Match 2: Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett vs John Cena and Sheamus
Finish: Cena grabs Barrett and goes for the F-U, but he grabs the ropes and wriggles off. Barrett sprints away, smirking up at Cena. Cody realises he is on his own ad goes to leave, but Sheamus hits him wit a huge Brogue Kick. Cody stumbles into a F-U, and Cena does the YCCM to a horrified Wade and drops him for the three count. Sheamus and Cena raise each others arms aloft, and we go back to a highlight of Mick Foley s RR anouncement to AJ Styles earlier in the night.
Winners: Cena and Sheamus- 11:41
As wer return, we see young rookie, Derrick Batemen in the ring, ready for action. We hear C.Castanogli's music come on and he comes out with his brand new lover, Velvet Sky.
Match 3: Castanogli vs Batemen
Finish: Castonogli gets the three count with a Gotch Style Nuetrilizer
After the match ends, Velvet Sky gets in the ring and the two embrace in a passionate kiss. Velvet hands her man the mic and Claudio begins to tell everyone that we are looking at the modern day Edge and Lita, the modern day Macho Man and Miss Eizabeth. CC tells us to watch out for him in the near future, as he and his woman will be poppig up more reguraly on SD this year! He slams the mic onto the mat and he and Velvet lock lips once more as we go to a commercial