SD Fusion: Millions Of Dollars! Billions Of Dollars!
The 11th May 2012 episode of Friday Night SmackDown! starts with a video recapping the events of the tag team match last week and the resulting events involving Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, and Sheamus, followed by Sheamus and Randy Orton taking on Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio in a tag team match to kick off this episode.
The match sees the referee call for the bell, when he loses control as all four men brawl together and referees try to separate them. Due to the way the match ended, it is revealed shortly after by the announcers that Randy Orton will face Alberto Del Rio and that Sheamus will face Chris Jericho later on in the episode.
After a video recapping the events involving AJ and Kaitlyn last week, AJ takes on Kaitlyn in a match which sees AJ get the victory, when she hits Kaitlyn with a knee to the head for the 3-count. Afterwards, AJ continues to attack Kaitlyn – until she is distracted by Daniel Bryan’s music hitting and him making his way to the ring.
Daniel Bryan says that he had no idea that AJ could be so ruthless, especially with her best friend, and if she wanted to send him a message, then she did so and he is seeing her in an entirely new light.
He says that there has been a lot of tension and angst between them since WrestleMania, but he is ready to move past that, and that after he becomes the new WWE Champion at Over The Limit, he is really looking forward to moving on.
Bryan pauses, perhaps giving hope to AJ at what he may say, but a hope which would be dashed as he continues by saying that he is looking forward to moving on to Kaitlyn. AJ leaves, as Bryan laughs and then chants “Yes!” along with the crowd.
Now, The Big Show is pitted against Daniel Bryan in a match which sees Bryan get the victory, when he puts Show in the Yes Lock and John Laurinaitis orders the bell to be rung and declares Bryan to be the winner.
Afterwards, Laurinaitis tells Show that he heard about him making fun of his voice, and asks if he thinks that it is funny. Show says that he doesn’t think that, but Laurinaitis isn’t happy with his denial until he adds “sir”.
Laurinaitis tells Show that he is going to apologise to Laurinaitis on the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw, and that it better be a damn good one. He starts to leave, but as he reaches the stage, he says that he is going to shock the world at Over The Limit, when he defeats John Cena and shakes the WWE to its very foundation.
Next, Heath Slater goes against Ryback in a match which sees Slater insult his opponent before he comes out, but which also sees Ryback get the victory, when he Slater with the muscle-buster for the 3-count.
Lilian Garcia introduces Teddy Long as the Special Guest Ring Announcer, as Alex Riley takes on Antonio Cesaro (accompanied by Aksana) in a match which sees Cesaro get the victory, when he hits Riley with the Gotch Style Neutralizer (a cradle piledriver hold dropped into a facebuster) for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Aksana tells Long that that they were just friend, but that Cesaro is her lover (and that she loves the sound of his name “Antonio”).
Next up, Randy Orton is pitted against Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by Ricardo Rodriguez) in a match which sees the referee call for the bell to apparently disqualify Del Rio, when Ricardo Rodriguez attempts to interfere, but is intercepted in his dive from the turnbuckle with an RKO instead, after which Del Rio takes advantage of the distraction and sends Orton into the ring post shoulder first, following it up with the cross-armbreaker until the referees are able to break it up.
Now, R-Truth (accompanied by Kofi Kingston) goes against Jack Swagger (accompanied by Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero) in a match which sees Truth get the victory, when Kingston hits Swagger with Trouble In Paradise without the referee seeing, and Truth follows it up with the jumping reverse STO for the 3-count.
After a video recapping John Cena’s interview via satellite from Monday Night Raw (click here for our Raw report) and John Laurinaitis’ comments earlier on this episode of SmackDown!, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder take on Darren Young and Titus O’Neil in a tag team match which sees Titus O’Neil get the victory for his team, when he and Young hit Ryder with a double team backbreaker and elbow drop combination for the 3-count.
Afterwards, O’Neil demands that Lilian Garcia announce the winners of the match again, and afterwards he and Young call themselves the future tag team champions, and say that the difference between them and the rest of the tag teams are “Millions of dollars! Millions of dollars! Millions of dollars! Billions of dollars!”
After Matt Striker interviews Damien Sandow, in which Sandow says that he is the bright beam of enlightenment that will serve as the avenging sword of taste and decency, “Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay (accompanied by Cameron and Naomi) is pitted against Hunico in a match which sees Clay get the victory, when he hits Hunico with a jumping body splash for the 3-count.
After a video recapping Brock Lesnar’s attack on Triple H from last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, and Lesnar’s representative Paul Heyman reading a statement that said Lesnar quit on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, and a video recapping the events of earlier on involving Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho goes against Sheamus.
The match sees Jericho get an apparent victory as a result of a disqualification, when Alberto Del Rio appears and sends him into the steel steps outside the ring, causing the referee to call for the bell, and Del Rio then follows it up in the ring by putting the cross-armbreaker on Sheamus – until Randy Orton hits the ring to break it up.
This leads to a confrontation between Orton and Sheamus when they both want to get revenge on Del Rio, and Jericho takes the opportunity that he sees, as he hits Del Rio with a codebreaker then quickly rolls back out of the ring.
Wanting to send messages of their own, Orton follows it up with an RKO to Del Rio, and Sheamus follows up Orton’s RKO with a Brogue Kick of his own.
Sheamus and Orton stand face-to-face in the ring, as SmackDown! goes off the air.