Welcome to the 9/23/11 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown! The show immediately starts off with John Laurinaitis in the ring. He is surrounded at ringside by the entire SmackDown! roster. He says he wants to address them all in regards to Triple H supposedly having lost all control as COO, including the loss of R-Truth and the Miz, who were fired on RAW this past Monday.
Johnny Ace says he thinks Trips has total control of the company, and he saw a look of resolve and determination in Trips’ eyes on Monday night. Triple H will also be here later tonight to address the roster himself. He says he’d like to now announce the new World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry.
Mark Henry makes his way down to ringside. The other wrestlers clear a path for him to the ring. Henry says it’s taken him 15 years to earn the title, and it’ll take 15 more before someone takes it away from him, because there’s no one here who is going to take what he has. He calls out various SmackDown! employees here, saying they didn’t believe in him, but they do now. Cue Triple H.
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