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SmackDown results: The Great White outfought Jericho, only to be blindsided by a Del Rio counterstrike
DENVER – With just two days to go until Money in the Bank rocks the WWE Universe, Zack Ryder took the helm of the blue brand Friday as this week’s Interim General Manager, transforming SmackDown to “ZackDown.” While Ryder’s goal was to bring excitement to the WWE Universe, Alberto Del Rio’s Friday night goal was to act as an agent of chaos, attacking World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus after The Great White’s impressive victory over Chris Jericho.
The night’s Interim General Manager, Zack Ryder, kicked off the Friday festivities by welcoming the WWE Universe to the very first edition of Friday Night “ZackDown”! Ryder, who won last week’s 20-Man Battle Royal to become the one-night Interim GM, certainly made “ZackDown” his own, as he organized the world’s largest fist pump with members of the WWE Universe in attendance and promised the greatest SmackDown ever.
But the good vibrations didn’t last long, as No. 1 contender to Sheamus’ World Heavyweight Championship, Alberto Del Rio, interrupted the party atmosphere with some pointed words for both Ryder (who he called a “stupid clown”) and The Great White. Del Rio promised that, after their title match at Money in the Bank, not only will he become the “real” World Champion, but he’ll “rule SmackDown.” Ryder’s answer to Del Rio’s bombastic claims was a resounding one — the Broski-in-charge showed he has some GM chops by setting up a match between Sin Cara and Del Rio!