JBL interfered in Batista’s match with Christian on SmackDown!, sending the World Heavyweight Champion down for the count with three chair shots to the back and one to the head.
Meanwhile, Chapter Three of Eddie Guerrero’s bedtime story was more bad news for Rey Mysterio.
Guerrero came to the ring with a social worker and told the audience his son Dominick needs to come home with him. Dominick was then escorted to the ring by Rey Mysterio and Mysterio’s wife. Eddie then asked the social worker to go ahead and hand Dominick over to him, per his court papers.
Mysterio noted that while Eddie has beaten a drug habit and a checkered past, he never has beaten Mysterio and he never will. He then proposed a huge match at SummerSlam with the winner getting final custody of Dominick. Guerrero accepted, but in the meantime, Dominick left the ring with the social worker.
Also, Randy Orton was looking for an opponent Thursday as he prepared for his match with Undertaker at SummerSlam.General Manager Theodore Long arranged a mystery opponent, who turned out to be none other than Kamala. Orton later hit Kamala with an RKO, but before he could pin him, the lights went out and giant RIP signs flashed in the arena.
In other SmackDown! developments:
- Booker T defeated Joey Mercury. MNM fixer Jillian was ejected form ringside during the match as she continues to try and improve the image of the former WWE Tag Team Champions. Jillian then issued a challenge for a mixed tag team match between Joey Mercury & Melina vs. Booker T & Sharmell.
- WWE Tag Team Champions Heidenreich & Road Warrior Animal remained undefeated with a win over Scotty Sabre & Jason Static.
- The Mexicools defeated William Regal & Scotty 2 Hotty when Regal refused to let Scotty tag him in. Instead, Regal left ringside and walked to the back, leaving Scotty to be easily finished off.
Chris Benoit defeated Simon Dean.