C.M. Punk opened Smackdown dressed in wrestler gear for his "special appearance." Punk watched a replay of Curtis Axel stealing their tag victory on Raw. Punk opened with a dig on John Cena, talked about the Fourth of July, talked about how independent he is, tied it into how he's going to win the WWE Title MITB match, talked about Brock Lesnar, and Alberto Del Rio interrupted.
Del Rio claimed this is his show, so Punk told him off. Del Rio then went off on Americans to "USA" chants. Punk called out Del Rio on his babyface "Born in Mexico, Made in America" gimmick, calling him phony. Del Rio told Punk to get out, but Punk refused. So, Teddy Long booked Del Rio vs. Punk as the main event.
Backstage, Punk was with Paul Heyman. Heyman questioned whether Punk can out-wrestle Del Rio, which Punk said he's going to do. Heyman tried to talk Punk into letting him be ringside with Punk at Money in the Bank, but Punk said no.
Rhodes Scholars came out to the ring to face The Usos. A lot of heat on Sandow for his pre-match promo, including his catchphrase of "Slackjaw mouth-breathers." Catchy, ain't it?
The Usos beat Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes) in about 5:00. Cody controlled early, then a quick tag to Sandow. The Usos then got the double-team going, superkicked Cody on the apron, and hit a double top-rope splash on Sandow for the win.
Post-match, The Shield appeared on the big screen. Shield cut a promo on being dominant.
Divas action was up next. First, a recap of what A.J. Lee did to Kaitlyn on Raw with the photoshopped picture.
Backstage skit: A.J. ran away from Kaitlyn, but the Bellas stopped Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn then talked with Langston, who laughed at her.
Backstage, Christian and Orton talked with Renee Young about their gameplans against each other.
Wyatt Family promo.
Randy Orton beat Christian in 15:00. Orton dominated early. Christian took it to Orton on the outside, then hit the Spear for a two count back in the ring. Christian tried the Killswitch, but Orton countered with "vintage" offense. For the finish, Christian pushed off the RKO, then went to the top and jumped over Orton, who responded with the RKO for the win. The crowd exploded for the RKO.
Dolph Ziggler (finally) cut a promo about Del Rio and losing the World Title before facing Drew McIntyre.
Dolph Ziggler beat Drew McIntyre in 4:00. Ziggler dominated early, then Drew over-powered Ziggler and got in some offense. Ziggler then hit the Zig-Zag for the win.
After the match, 3MB tried to attack Ziggler, but he escaped and teased 3MB. They tried to get him again, but Ziggler escaped again.
Main event time - Heyman is on commentary. Del Rio vs. Punk is non-title.
World Hvt. champion Alberto Del Rio vs. C.M. Punk went to a No Contest via double count-out in 18:00. Del Rio attacked Punk's shoulder throughout, looking to soften up Punk for the cross arm-breaker. Punk had a small comeback broken up by a backbreaker. Punk rolled out of the ring, then got thrown into the barricade and over the announce table. Del Rio then attacked Heyman at commentary. Punk then used the commentary table to launch himself onto Del Rio and into the barricade, resulting in the bell sounding. Lilian Garcia announced a double count-out for a No Contest.
After the announcement, Punk threw Del Rio back into...