Tuesday, 11 March 2014 20:51
By Trae Wisecarver
Dark: Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) beat Sin Cara in 3:32 with the camel clutch. Sin Cara was popular with the kids, who were out in force tonight,
Los Matadores (w/ El Torito) beat Rybaxel in 8:38 when the one that used to be Primo pinned Axel with a schoolboy.
AJ Lee (w/ Tamina) beat Natalya in 14:12 with the Black Widow to retain the Divas title.
Dean Ambrose (w/ Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) beat Mark Henry in 11:11 with the headlock driver to retain the United States title.
Dark: Sheamus beat Heath Slater (w/ Jinder Mahal & Drew McIntyre) in 6:07 with the Brogue Kick. Almost positive this was dark since it was before they changed the set from Main Event to Smackdown and before Lillian, Cole, and JBL came out.
Smackdown opens with a Triple H monologue. He announced that Bryan was not there. The crowd booed that. Hunter said that there would be no happy ending at WrestleMania and there would be no Triple Threat Match because he was going to end the Yes Movement. He then brought out Damien Sandow and dressed him down for failing to get into the ring when directed on Raw. He demanded an apology and Sandow complied. Triple H accepted, but left the impression that he was still annoyed with Sandow.
Seth Rollins (w/ Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns) beat Damien Sandow in 3:16 with the Blackout. After the match, The Shield beat Sandow down and gave him the triple powerbomb.
Big E beat Fandango (w/ Summer Rae) in 2:03 with the Big Ending.
They replay the Undertaker/Paul Heyman promo from Raw. Bad News Barrett appears with some bad news. He says that the streak will end at WrestleMania. This will cause children to be so upset that they keep their parents up all night. Their parents will then fall asleep at work and get fired. Funny stuff.
The Rhodes Brothers beat The Real Americans (w/ Zeb Coulter) in 8:38 when Cody pinned Swagger with a backslide after more miscommunication between Swagger and Cesaro. Real Americans tried a beatdown after the match, but the Usos ran them off.
Bray Wyatt (w/ Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) beat Kofi Kingston in 5:48 with the Sister Abigail. The Wyatts were really over here.
Kane and The Shield bicker backstage. Kane orders them to be at ringside for his match with Big Show. Reigns told Kane they didn't take orders from him. Rollins assured Kane that they always did what's best for business.
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie) beat Tamina Snuka (w/ AJ) in 3:41 with the Shock Treatment.
They announced a return date of September 23 for another Smackdown taping.
Dolph Ziggler beat Alberto Del Rio in 10:52 with the Zig Zag. Renee Young interviewed Ziggler in-ring after the match. Ziggler said he was on a roll having beaten Del Rio twice in a row, then announced he was entering the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania.
We got a video announcing Carlos Colón for the Hall of Fame. This was new to me, as they didn't show it to the life crowd in Memphis last night. I don't know if it aired on TV last night or not.
Bray Wyatt cut a promo on John Cena backstage. They showed a graphic announcing that Cena would respond on Raw next Monday.
Next was the same live Alexander Rusev segment they do on every show.
The Big Show beat Kane in 6:00 with the chokeslam after The Shield refused to help Kane. After the match, Kane tried to chokeslam Rollins, but was speared by Reigns.
In the post-show dark match, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (w/ Dean Ambrose) beat Luke Harper & Erick Rowan (w/ Bray Wyatt) in 6:04 when Reigns pinned Harper with the spear. Rollins sold; Reigns got the hot tag and ran wild. The crowd popped huge for everything he did, and the Shield win sent everyone home happy.
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