The WWE pre-recorded their weekly "WWE Smackdown" show on Feb. 5 and the card saw the big return of Mark Henry to the ring for the WWE. Here is a look at what went down on the recent "Smackdown" television tapings.
As earlier reported, Booker T suspended Alberto Del Rio from appearing at the "Smackdown" tapings, so Big Show opened the show by feeling pretty safe in talking down his Elimination Chamber opponent. He then started to run down Booker T, who came out to defend himself. Finally, Booker T scheduled Big Show to fight Kane tonight.
Cody Rhodes took on Kofi Kingston in the first match on the card, and Rhodes actually won the match with the Cross Rhodes. This was Rhodes' first big win since leaving The Rhodes Scholars.
The next match saw Khali beat Titus O'Neil. After the match, Mark Henry came down and destroyed Khali, actually picking him up for the World's Strongest Slam. He then got a mic and said he was doing this to prove he belongs in the Elimination Chamber match. Booker T came out and said that Henry can get in if he beats Randy Orton tonight.
The Big Show match ended up being a quick one when he knocked out Kane. After the match, it turned out that Alberto Del Rio was in the parking lot. He said he had made changes to Show's tour bus. When Big Show got outside, his bus was up on blocks. Then, Alberto poured orange paint on Big Show's head and then took off.
Jack Swagger continued to impress in his return by beating Justin Gabriel. In the next match, Tensai beat Drew McIntyre by DQ when 3MB attacked him. Brodus Clay made the save and the two men danced in the ring.
U.S. Champ Antonio Cesaro destroyed Sin Cara in the next match.
In the main event, Mark Henry beat Randy Orton and earned the fourth spot in the Elimination Chamber match.
"WWE Smackdown" airs on Friday nights at 8 p.m. EST on SyFy.
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