WWE Smackdown Results – September 23, 2011


Wade Barrett vs. Justin Gabriel

We return from commercial and out comes Wade Barrett to the ring. A clip from last week’s show airs, showing Justin Gabriel hitting the 450 splash on Barrett and pinning him in the tag-team match last week. Out comes Gabriel. It’s Barrett vs. Gabriel in one-on-one action now. Barrett immediately goes to work on Gabriel. Barrett lands some big knees and then hits Gabriel with a big boot to the face that knocks him out of the ring. Cole and Booker T bicker back-and-forth a bit on commentary. Gabriel manages to counter Barrett’s attack and knock him out to the floor. Gabriel runs and flies over the top rope, hitting Barrett with a front-flip onto the floor. Gabriel throws him back in the ring and hits a moonsault off the top rope for a nearfall. Barrett cuts Gabriel off with another big boot and floors him. Barrett immediately follows up with his Waste Land finisher for a quick pinfall victory.

Winner: Wade Barrett

Josh Matthews pushes a Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes match for later tonight on Smackdown as we head to another commercial break.

Backstage: Matt Striker Interviews Randy Orton

Backstage, Matt Striker is with Randy Orton. He asks if he cares to comment about his match with Rhodes tonight. Orton says no. Striker asks him what’s been going through his mind since losing the title. Orton says he’s been thinking about going to hell, referring to Hell In A Cell. Orton says he’s going to drag Mark Henry to the depths of hell with him. He says maybe it’ll be Christian. Regardless, when he comes back from hell, he’s bringing the World Heavyweight Championship with him. With that said, the former champ walks off.

WWE Hell In A Cell PPV Hype

The commentators hype up the upcoming Hell In A Cell PPV in nine days. A video package airs, highlighting the history of the WWE Hell In A Cell match. Clips of Mick Foley, Undertaker, and many others are shown, showcasing how barbaric the match is, historically speaking.

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