Location: Ft. Wayne, IN
Date: March 15, 2013
Commentators: Josh Mathews, Michael Cole, and Brad Maddox
Welcome to this week’s Smackdown! Sheamus makes his way to the ring. A highlight from Raw is shown, that was on the WWE App. Sheamus and Randy Orton are attacked by the Shield, beaten down on the ramp. Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. The Rhodes Scholars make their way to the ring. Damien requests silence, saying what happened on Raw was a professional and managerial abomination. Not only were their victory taken from them, but were put in a match against Sheamus and Orton. Damien is about to tell a story of his uncle, but Rhodes says they don’t deserve it. Rhodes says they ruined their night, and now they will ruin theirs.
Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Rhodes and Sheamus lock up, as Sheamus connects with a Headlock Takeover. Sheamus runs the ropes, and takes down Cody with a shoulder. Cody attacks Sheamus to the corner, whipping him. Cody does a Float Over, but is caught. Rhodes gets away, tagging Damien. Sandow is hit with an Elbow Drop, and is taken to the corner. Sandow whips Sheamus, but is reverses. Damien is hit in the gut with a shoulder, followed by a Knee Lift to the face. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Sandow gets out. Sandow is put on the apron, having his chest beaten in. Cody runs to Sheamus, but is hit in the face. Cody falls to the floor, as Damien snaps Sheamus’ neck against the ropes. Damien drags Sheamus to the floor, as Cody connects with a Disaster Kick off of the announce table.
Sheamus hits Cody with fists, but is taken down with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes hits Sheamus back while leaning on the second rope. Sandow is tagged, as he punches Sheamus’ chest. Sandow rolls to the floor, taking Sheamus’ upper body over the apron. Sandow elbows him, but Sheamus fights back with headbutts. Rhodes is tagged, as he takes Sheamus away from Orton. Sandow is tagged, as he dominates Sheamus with fists. Sandow locks in a Front Facelock, following by attacking Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus fights back, but is taken back down. Sandow is hit with a boot, as he skins the cat from the corner. Sheamus hits the Battering Ram to Sandow, as he tags Orton. Rhodes is tagged too. Orton cleans house, following with a Scoop Slam. Orton connects with an Exploder Suplex, following by putting Rhodes on the ropes. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Sandow hits Orton, but is taken out with a Brogue Kick. Orton connects with an RKO to Rhodes for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton via pinfall
The Shield appears on the Titantron. They tell both that the ring is theirs. They speak of how they have served justice to ever major force in the business. They have taken John Cena and The Rock many times, like road kill, yet they continue to take from them. Shield says the most dominant force in WWE doesn’t have a Wrestlemania match, and that is an injustice. Dean tells them to find any partner for a match. Orton and Sheamus agree. The showcase of the immortals will become the showcase of justice. Come Wrestlemania, Orton and Sheamus will believe in the Shield.
The Halle Berry segment with David Otunga and Kane is shown.
A Fandango vignette is shown.
A highlight from Raw is shown, when Brock Lesnar attacked Billy Gunn and Road Dogg during their match. Following that, Paul Heyman says they have accepted Triple H’s challenge, only if they can name the stipulation after HHH signs the contract.
Sheamus and Randy Orton are speaking backstage, as Big Show comes up to them. Show is looking for the spot in their team, only because of recent events. Show says they need a vicious tag team partner that is an ultimate destroyer. Orton agrees. Sheamus says that is why they have chosen Ryback for their team. Show walks away.
All four competitors are already in the ring.
WWE Diva’s Champion Kaitlyn and Layla vs. Tamina and Aksana
Layla and Tamina lock up, as Layla is pushed into the corner. Layla fights out with kicks, but is whipped. Layla kicks a bowing Tamina, following with an attempted kick. Tamina pushes her down, following with a Facebuster. Tamina throws Layla in the turnbuckles, tagging Aksana. Aksana kicks Layla in the gut, tagging Tamina. Tamina does the same, tagging Aksana. Layla has he arm and leg stretched behind her, as Aksana puts feet to her back. Pin, but a kick out. Aksana tags Tamina, as she connects with a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Tamina and Layla trade elbows, as Layla rolls up Tamina. Pin, but a kick out. Layla tags Kaitlyn after being dragged away, and Aksana is tagged. Kaitlyn connects with a Lariat, followed by a Reverse DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Kaitlyn kicks Aksana, as Tamina grabs her as she runs the ropes. Kaitlyn throws Aksana into her, connecting with a Spear. Layla tags herself, connecting with a High Crossbody.
Winners: Kaitlyn and Layla via pinfall
Backstage, The Bella Twins speak to Cameron and Naomi. The Bellas make fun of Brodus and Tensai, following by attacking Cameron and Naomi. Referees break them up, as The Bellas walk away.
The Undertaker honors Paul Bearers memory, as CM Punk interrupts. Punk says that to Bearer, Undertaker will always be perfect, but to everyone else he will be 20-1. Kane attempts to Chokeslam Punk, but Punk runs away. Kane goes on a rampage, until he faces CM Punk in a No DQ match later that night. The Undertaker’s music plays, as Kane connects with a Chokeslam. Kane wins the match, as Undertaker comes out. Both he and Kane honor Bearer, as Punk hits Kane with the urn. Undertaker comes to the ring, but Punk runs to the apron with the urn.
Kane makes his way to the ring, with Daniel Bryan.
Dolph Ziggler is already in the ring, with AJ and Big E.
1/2 WWE Tag Team Champions Kane w/ Daniel Bryan vs. Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler w/ AJ and Big E Langston
Kane backs Ziggler in the corner, throwing knees to Ziggler’s face. Kane punches Ziggler in the opposite corner. Kane kicks Ziggler across the ring, connecting with an uppercut. Kane connects with an Arm Drag, throwing Ziggler across the ring. Kane whips Dolph in the corner, but Ziggler moves. Kane connects with an uppercut, as Dolph rolls to the floor. Kane follows, grabbing Ziggler in a Chokehold when back in the ring. Dolph gets out, running the ropes. Kane connects with a Big Boot. Ziggler is hit with a Body Slam, twice. Ziggler is whipped, but Kane is slowed down with fists. Ziggler runs to Kane, as he is sent off to the apron. Ziggler snaps Kane’s neck against the ropes. Ziggler goes top rope, connecting with a Missile Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler connects with an Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Dolph locks in a Headlock, but Kane throws him across the ring. Kane is tripped into the turnbuckles, as Dolph follows with a Jumping DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Kane connects with a Lariat as Dolph runs to him. Kane connects with a Vertical Suplex. Kane runs the ropes, connecting with a Low Dropkick to Ziggler’s face. Pin, but a kick out. Kane whips Ziggler to the corner, connecting with Lariat. Kane goes for a Sidewalk Slam, but Dolph reverses into a Sleeper Hold. Kane backs Ziggler in the corner, causing the release of the hold. Ziggler boots Kane in the face, following by jumping off the top rope. Kane connects with an uppercut. Pin, but a kick out. Kane goes top rope, connecting with a Leaping Clothesline. AJ distracts on the apron, while Daniel fights Big E. Langston throws Bryan to the Time Keeper’s area. Kane boots Big E. Kane gets back in the ring, only getting about half way. Dolph connects with a Leg drop Bulldog to a rope hung Kane. Ziggler follows with a Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall
After the match, Kane grabs Dolph by the neck. Big E takes out Kane with a Lariat, following with a Big Ending.
A new Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez parody is shown, making fun of Swagger and Colter. They speak of people crossing the border, stealing from the Americans. Del Rio follows by saying it is the Canadians. Ricardo says they smuggle a substance into our country that is so addictive, that being maple syrup. Ricardo says next time someone has pancakes, they are destroying America.
Chris Jericho and R-Truth speak backstage. Jack Swagger comes up to Jericho, saying he put the weight of a nation on his back after he won the Elimination Chamber. Swagger speaks of Jericho sneaking across the Canadian borders, but Jericho corrects him saying he was born in America. Jericho says Swagger should actually be worrying about Wrestlemania, but more importantly him tonight. Jericho says until Swagger can beat him, he should shut the hell up.
Another Fandango vignette is shown.
A Tout from JBL is shown about his mountain climb on Mt. Death.
The Great Khali is in the ring with Natalya. Fandango makes his way to the ramp, with a dancer. Fandango says he is a professional interpreter of the language of dance saying what he saw was inappropriate. Fandango wants Khali to at least attempt to say his name. Fandango tells him to follow his lead, going step by step on how to say his name. Fandango tells Khali to put it all together, as he says his name. Fandango says that was horrible, hoping he is rich because he needs to reimburse everyone tonight for missing the chance to see him debut.
A video package hyping John Cena vs. Rock II is shown.
Backstage, Matt Striker interviews Sheamus and Randy Orton. They speak of what Ryback is capable of, in what will be seen in his match with Mark Henry tonight. Sheamus is speared through the set by Roman Reigns, as Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose attack Orton. The Shield puts Orton into a steel door, and Sheamus through a table.
Booker T and Teddy Long check on Orton and Sheamus. Ryback comes up to them, as he asks what happened. Booker tells Ryback to worry about his match with Henry.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring. Ryback makes his way to the ring.
Ryback vs. Mark Henry
The two lock up, as Ryback and Henry seem to match their opposition’s strength. The Shield interrupts, making their way to the ring. Henry takes his leave, as The Shield attack Ryback.
Winner: Ryback via disqualification
Ryback clears the ring of The Shield, as Henry gets back in the ring for a moment. The Shield attack again, as Henry gets to the floor. Ryback is hit with a Triple Powerbomb. The Shield leave the ring, as Henry reenters. Henry picks up Ryback, connecting with a World’s Strongest Slam three times.
Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring with Zeb Colter. Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Chris Jericho
They lock up, as Swagger backs Jericho into the corner. Swagger backs up. They lock up again, as Swagger locks in a Waist Lock. Jericho reverses into a Headlock. Swagger backs Chris into the corner again, as Swagger attacks Jericho in the corner. Jericho retaliates with chops, whipping Swagger. Jack reverses the whip. Chris kicks a bowing Jack after hitting the ropes. Jericho sends Swagger to the apron, following with a Springboard Dropkick. Swagger is sent to the floor.
Jericho is whipped to the corner, as he is kneed in the gut. Swagger stomps on the gut of Jericho. Swagger locks the arms behind Jericho’s back, but Chris stands out. Jericho kicks out, connecting with a Back Suplex. Swagger connects with a Lariat, and pins. Kick out. Swagger locks in a Front Facelock, as Jericho stands out. Swagger is chopped, as Jericho goes to fight back. Swagger connects with a back elbow, following with a whip. Jericho takes down Swagger with a few shoulder tackles. Jericho goes off the top rope with a Double Axe Handle. Jericho connects with a Bulldog to Swagger. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but Swagger moves. Jack goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Jericho puts his feet up. Swagger is kicked with an Enziguri. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho punches Swagger in the corner, but is whipped. Swagger connects with a Chop Block, following with the Patriot Lock. Jericho gets away, rolling Swagger up. Swagger connects with a Belly-to-belly Suplex. Pin, but a kick out.
Swagger picks up Jericho, but Chris reverses into a DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho kicks Swagger, as he runs to Jack. Swagger throws Jericho in the air, letting him fall to the mat. Jericho goes for a Gut Wrench, but Jericho takes him down with a Walls of Jericho. Swagger reverses into a Patriot Lock. Jericho reverses into the Walls of Jericho. Swagger grabs the ropes, as Zeb distracts Chris. Swagger is on the floor, taken out with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Jericho throws Jack into the steel steps, shoulder first. Swagger is rolled back in the ring, as Jericho goes top rope. Jericho connects with a High Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho is taken into the turnbuckles by his tights, as Swagger runs to him. Jericho moves, as Swagger hits the corner. Jericho goes for a Codebreaker, but Swagger throws Jericho into the corner. Swagger follows with a Gut Wrench Powerbomb for the win.
Winner: Jack Swagger via pinfall