Smackdown report: wins for Daniel Bryan, Alberto Del Rio and Christian
Last Updated: 22/06/13 1:10pm
Daniel Bryan: battled Randy Orton on Smackdown
Daniel Bryan picked up a big win over Randy Orton on the latest episode of Smackdown, but he wasn't exactly happy about it.
Determined to show he is not a "weak link", the bearded Superstar demanded a match with The Viper after their Raw clash was called off - and a great main event duly ensued.
Bryan would eventually win by beating the referee's count-out ahead of Orton - but he was outraged with the decision and begged the official to restart the match as the show went off air.
Earlier, Chris Jericho lost to World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio via disqualification after former title-holder Dolph Ziggler stormed the ring. A frustrated Y2J then attacked The Showoff before Del Rio delivered a fierce kick to his head.
In another championship match, the latest "Paul Heyman Guy" Curtis Axel defended his Intercontinental title against former champion Wade Barrett, but escaped the ring before a post-match showdown with The Miz.
Heyman himself was later asked questions over why Brock Lesnar hit CM Punk with an F-5 on Raw - but he refused to answer them!
The Divas were also in action with champion AJ Lee overcoming former mentor Natalya by submission, while Kaitlyn brawled with Aksana backstage.
Elsewhere, Sheamus beat Cody Rhodes by making him tap out to the Cloverleaf, but was then viciously attacked by his rival Damien Sandow while Christian beat Drew McIntyre in his first match in almost a year.
However, it wasn't all smiles for Captain Charisma, who was then attacked by The Shield.