WWE Smackdown Results (1/13) – The Funkasaurus Hits Fridays, Unexpected Ending To World Championship Match

Bill Pritchard

WWE Smackdown Results
By Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
January 13th 2012

Daniel Bryan comes out and says he wanted to set the record straight because he lives for defending his championship, and he successfully defended it against Big Show last week. He says Show deserved a rematch because of how briefly he held the title, and most champions would have moved on but he wanted more. Bryan says he wanted an epic match where he could tell his grandkids about making Show tap out or pinning him, and they shouldn't believe the rumors that he egged on Mark Henry on purpose. He tells everyone that he is not like that, and he promised Show another rematch, so Teddy Long made it for tonight and it is going to be no disqualifications and no count outs.

Bryan says he thinks that is a little extreme, because Mark Henry is the only one who ruined the match and he thinks Henry should be suspended. Henry makes his way out and asks if he heard correctly, because if he would've been suspended he would have gotten his money's worth before he left. He tells Bryan it was his own fault last week, but he is getting barred from ringside tonight and Teddy Long made him a promise during their meeting earlier. Henry says he has to stay out of the match and he will get his title rematch that he never got next week, and Bryan asks him to clarify then reluctantly says that is alright with him.

Justin Gabriel vs Heath Slater

Gabriel hits a shoulder block and follows with an armdrag, but Slater punches him then avoids a backdrop and kicks him off the ropes. Gabriel fights back with a hiptoss and goes up top but Slater catches him with an atomic drop on the way down then they trade punches before Slater hits a diving neckbreaker for two. Slater puts him in a headlock but Gabriel gets up and kicks Slater then whips him off the ropes but Slater counters with a spinebuster for another two count. He argues with the ref then goes up top but Hornswoggle runs out from under the ring to distract him, then Gabriel hits an enziguiri and a 450 splash for the win.

Winner – Justin Gabriel

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