SmackDown results: Restrained aggression
BY Michael Burdick
March 25, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just nine days before WrestleMania, chaos continued to run rampant on SmackDown, as World Heavyweight Champion Edge and his No. 1 contender Alberto Del Rio were ordered to restrain their aggression, and Wade Barrett brought The Corre their second championship.
Christian def. Alberto Del Rio
In spite of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long’s declaration that Edge and Alberto Del Rio would be banned from WrestleMania if they so much as touched each other, The Rated-R Superstar opted to accompany Christian to his main event match against the aristocratic No. 1 contender to the World Title.
Battling Del Rio for the third week in a row, Captain Charisma triumphed over his opponent with the Killswitch. Meanwhile, outside the ring, Edge executed numerous earth-shattering chair blows to Brodus Clay after the enormous Superstar assaulted the 11-time World Champion from behind.
Moments after the match ended, The Ultimate Opportunist looked as if he might ignore Teddy Long’s order and attack his No. 1 contender with the chair. Realizing what was at stake, Christian stopped Edge at the last second, attacking Del Rio instead so that his former tag team partner would not be banned from WrestleMania.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Drew McIntyre in a Non-Title Match
Despite a lingering arm injury that stemmed from recent numerous attacks at the hands of Alberto Del Rio, The Rated-R Superstar set out to prove to his WrestleMania No. 1 contender that he is at 100 percent. (Match preview) And The Master Manipulator sent a powerful message indeed, overcoming Drew McIntyre with his devastating new submission hold. After the bell, Edge blasted The Sinister Scotsman with the Spear.