WWE Smackdown Results (8/3) – New Smackdown GM, Sets Up Sheamus/Tensai & ADR/Orton

Bill Pritchard

Eve is shown waiting in Booker T's office when he walks in, and she says she glad he got the job and she would love to help in any way she can. Teddy Long walks in and congratulates him, and he says Booker deserves it more than anyone, and Booker says he has big shoes to fill. Booker offers him a job as an assistant, and Teddy says he thinks Booker can handle it, but Booker insists he acts as his senior advisor. Teddy accepts, then Booker turns and tells Eve he can't help her, and Teddy extends his arm to escort Eve away, but Eve gets pissed and slaps it out of her way.

Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) vs Santino Marella

Santino ducks a jab and punches Antonio, but Antonio punches him in the corner and follows with a bodyslam and a clothesline. Antonio hits a gutwrench suplex for a near fall, then he puts him in a headlock but Santino makes it to his fight and throws some punches. Santino gets a backslide for a two count, then he hits a few hiptosses before calling for a Cobra Strike. Antonio hits him in the stomach to avoid it, but Santino slides under his legs and hits a successful Cobra Strike. Antonio gets his foot under the ropes and Santino argues about the call, then Antonio rolls outside and whips Santino into the barricade. Santino crawls back in the ring and tries to stand up, but Antonio pulls him in and hits a Gotch Style Neutralizer for the win.

Winner – Antonio Cesaro

Matt Striker is backstage with Daniel Bryan, and he asks Bryan if he wants to comment on the past few weeks' events. Bryan says no, and he says the fans will hear him say that alot more because they abuse his catchphrase. He says he can be a world champion again, and he won't put up with this any longer, then he screams NO! over and over until they cut back to the arena.

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