Match 1. Angle vs. Bourne #1 Contender's match
Winner will face Orton for the Hardcore Title. Bourne aligned himself with some bad apples like Orton and Truth. These two put on a good match. Bourne gained some aggression since his heel turn. Angle knocked Bourne to the outside and hit the Angle Slam to win.
Match 2. Michaels vs. Rhino
HBK is looking to extract some revenge on the man who defeated his best friend. Rhino hit a gutwrench powerbomb on HBK. Michaels came back with an atomic drop then the Sweet Chin Music. Rhino gave Michaels a run for his money.
Match 3. Punk vs. Batista #1 Contender's Match
Batista now knows how Kane feels having to defend the #1 spot. Cena grabbed a seat at the announcer's table to scout his possible opponents. Batista was able to retain by hitting Punk with a Batista Bomb.
After the match, Rey attacked Batista with a lead pipe.
Main Event. Kane vs. Clay
Two big men going at it in the main event. Kane is going to have to wait to face Cena for the title. Kane hit the chokeslam for the victory.
After the match, Vader and Christian attacked Kane from behind.
Match 1. Morrison and Show vs. Hall and
Brock Lesnar is Hall's partner. After weeks of facing each other, they are now on the same team. Show hit the Showstopper on Hall to win.
Match 2. Sheamus vs. Edge #1 Contender's Match
I'm assuming that the winner will face Taker for the IC Title. Can The US Champ Sheamus hold two titles at once? Sheamus performed his wake up taunt and hit the Celtic Cross.
Match 3. Taker vs. Miz
Miz and Taker both won last week, meeting this week. Sheamus ran down and attacked Miz. Taker hit Miz with a chokeslam. Taker won by pinfall after his raising arm drag.
After the match, Hall knocked Taker in the head with the "WCW' World Title.
Recap: I don't like the idea of the multiple #1 contender's matches for the same title. I don't know why Universe books it that way. Vader?! What is he doing here? There were only three matches on Smackdown.