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* A WrestleMania XXIV video package is shown.
* Cryme Tyme b. Dolph Ziggler & William Regal
– Cryme Tyme comes out to a huge pop. Shad gets the win via pinfall on Dolph Ziggler after connecting with his finisher.
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* There is no opening pyro for SmackDown. Everyone is in a huge rush.
* Gail Kim & Maria b. Maryse & Michelle McCool
– You guessed it… Very quick match. Gail gets the tag and hits her neck-breaker finisher on Maryse for the win via pinfall.
* MVP b. Shelton Benjamin to retain the United States Championship.
– MVP comes out to a good pop. A video of MVP winning the title plays before the match. Very solid match. Shelton hit a Blockbuster for the two-count then MVP hit the Playmaker for the win. MVP was very over with the local crowd.
* Jeff Hardy vs. Ezekiel Jackson is announced for later.
* A Tribute to the Troops video package is shown.
* Jeff Hardy b. Ezekiel Jackson w/The Brian Kendrick is up next.
– Jeff Hardy comes out to a big pop. Hardy controls most of the match and gets the win following a Swanton Bomb.
This is all that is being taped for this week’s SmackDown.
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