SmackDown results: The Viper’s venomous bite took down Ziggler; while Damien Sandow fled the wrath of The Great White

BY Jake Grate August 31, 2012

Alberto Del Rio def. Kane

Alberto Del Rio started his interview with Josh Mathews by reliving his huge victory over Randy Orton on last week’s SmackDown, when he made The Viper tap out to a Cross Armbreaker.

When Del Rio said he would do the same to Sheamus, Mathews brought up the fact that The Celtic Warrior had defeated Del Rio in every championship match between the two. Del Rio prepared to attack Mathews for the slight, but the emergence of Kane stopped him in his tracks. Surprisingly, The Big Red Monster, as part of his anger management therapy, apologized to Mathews for attacking him at SummerSlam.

Before Kane could leave, Theodore Long, Senior Advisor to SmackDown GM, emerged and made an impromptu match between Kane and Del Rio.

Although Kane used his the full extent of his power and aggression, the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship roared back with impressive resilience. Then, when The Devil’s Favorite Demon looked ready to hit the Chokeslam, Ricardo Rodriguez distracted him. Del Rio seized the opportunity, hitting a backbreaker on The Big Red Monster for a surprising victory.

Tricked out of the win, an enraged Kane snapped yet again, going after Mathews at the announce table. The enraged Superstar tossed Mathews in the ring and hit him with a blistering Chokeslam, showing the anger management classes might not be working.