— The main event of this Friday’s WWE SmackDown telecast will feature Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio in a #1 contenders match. The winner of the match will go on to face Sheamus for the World Title at the Night of Champions pay-per-view.
— Ted DiBiase defeated Jack Swagger in a dark match prior to Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Bakersfield, California.
— John Cena defeated The Big Show in a No DQ match following Tuesday night’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Bakersfield, California.
— Here are Friday’s confirmed WWE SmackDown matches:
* #1 Contender’s Match: Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Non-Title Match: Sheamus © vs. Dolph Ziggler
* WWE Tag Team Title Match: Kofi Kingston & R Truth ©vs. Epico & Primo
* Non-Title Match: Layla © vs. Alicia Fox
* Ryback vs. Jinder Mahal
* WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro makes his first appearance as champion
* Also appearing are Booker T, Eve Torres, The Primetime Players, The Usos, Santino Marella and more.