Location: Albany, NY
Date: March 8, 2013
Commentators: Josh Mathews and JBL
Welcome to this week’s Smackdown! Tonight’s show is in honor of William Moody aka Paul Bearer who passed away this week. A teaser is shown of what is to come tonight, as last week, The Big Show knocked out Roman Reigns. Sheamus and Randy Orton fought off Big Show afterwards, leading to tonight’s Main Event: The Big Show vs. Sheamus. Also, Alberto Del Rio will face Dolph Ziggler as voted on last week during Social Media Smackdown.
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way to the ring. Jack welcomes everyone to Jack Swagger’s America. Swagger introduces himself as the future World Heavyweight Champion. Swagger demands respect for Zeb Colter, a founding father. Colter begins by wanting everyone in the building to admit that they all share the same values as he and Jack. Zeb says the reality is that everyone can see what is wrong with America, but everyone is too afraid to speak up. Zeb says everyone can relate, because he is sure that people know ones that are unemployed because of people who work for little to no money. Zeb says he and Jack will be everyone’s spokespeople. Zeb says the people have had enough. Swagger says he is drawing a line in the sand, and is taking America back. Zeb says he and Swagger are the solution. Alberto Del Rio interrupts.
Del Rio says they have it wrong. Del Rio turns the attention to the Titantron, where Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez parody their recent YouTube promos. Their promo is on Mexican food, saying their “Real American” bellies can’t handle all those foods. Alberto chimes in with one-liners, mocking Swagger’s promo style. They speak of pizza and french fries as being real foods, unlike tacos, nachos and burritos. Their promo ends with a synchronized, “We the People.”
3MB is in the ring. A highlight from Raw is shown, when Heath Slater was hit with a guitar over the head from Honky Tonk Man. Hell No make their way to the ring.
WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) vs. 3MB (Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre) w/ Jinder Mahal
Kane and Drew start off, as Drew is whipped to the corner. Drew throws punches, but is taken out with a Lariat. Pin, but a kick out. Drew kicks a bowing Kane, as he tags Heath. Kane tags Bryan, throwing him to a cornered Heath. Daniel connects with a Dropkick. Bryan kicks Slater, as Heath goes for a Back Suplex. Daniel gets out, but Heath picks up Daniel in a Powerbomb. Heath tries to throw him, but Daniel takes him to the floor. Drew and Jinder distract, as Bryan is taken back into ring. Drew and Heath trade tags, hitting Bryan in the corner. After about two tags each, Drew is hit with a Back Suplex. Daniel and Drew tag Kane and Heath, respectively. Kane connects with a knee to Heath, following with a Dropkick to a seated Slater. Heath is put in the corner, but elbows Kane. heath goes off the second rope, but Kane connects with an uppercut. Pin, but a kick out. Kane connects with a Sidewalk Slam. Heath is revered from a whip, but gets away from Kane after being picked up. Daniel blind tags Kane, as Heath pushes Daniel into Kane. Heath rolls up Daniel, but Bryan reverses the Schoolboy into a No Lock. Drew gets in, but Kane takes him out. Heath finally taps to the hold.
Winners: Team Hell No via submission
Matt Striker interviews Dolph Ziggler with Big E and AJ. Dolph says the WWE Universe made their voices heard, because everyone wants to see a show stealing match. Dolph says it’s also because of his Money in the Bank and Big E. Dolph says when the stars align, history will be made. Dolph asks AJ, as she says they will make history. Dolph and AJ begin making out.
Ryback is walking backstage, as he and Mark Henry pass by. They trade glares, as Ryback walks away.
A highlight from Raw is shown, as Triple H is shown calling out Brock Lesnar to a challenge at Wrestlemania 29. Triple H says he is back, asking if Brock is going to show up and fight, or sit there and bleed.
Damien Sandow is in the ring, saying tonight he will face a barbaric brute. Damien says Darwin’s Theory of Evolution forgot this man, whom instead of feeding his soul with literature and the arts is more — Ryback’s music cuts him off. Ryback makes his way to the ring.
Ryback vs. Damien Sandow
They lock up, as Sandow is backed into the corner. Sandow is chopped. Sandow is thrown across the ring, as Sandow follows with a Body Slam. Sandow rolls to the floor, as Ryback follows. Ryback rolls Damien back into the ring, as Damien rolls to the opposite apron. Damien snaps Ryback’s neck against the ropes. Damien smacks Ryback’s head, as he chases Sandow around the ring. Sandow takes out Ryback with knees and kicks. Sandow connects with a Knee Drop. Sandow locks in a Headlock. Ryback stands out, connecting with an armdrag. Sandow is taken out with elbows. Ryback follows with a Back Body Drop. Sandow is hit with a Spinebuster. Ryback connects with a Meathook Clothesline. Ryback finishes with Shellshocked.
Winner: Ryback via pinfall
From the WWE App, after Raw went off the air, The Shield attacked Big Show. The Shield got the upper hand, following with a Triple Powerbomb to Show.
Matt Striker interviews Big Show about the Shield. Show says one of their guys got in their way, and he knocked them out. Show says the people responsible for him getting attacked was Sheamus and Randy Orton. Show clenches his fist, saying that is the answer to all of them.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio.
A Fandango vignette is shown.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring with Big E and AJ.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler w/ AJ and Big E Langston
Alberto and Dolph lock up, as Ziggler throws punches. Del Rio kicks Ziggler’s leg. Dolph attacks Alberto in the corner, throwing an elbow. Dolph attacks Del Rio in the opposite corner with a Splash. Ziggler chokes Del Rio in the ropes, as Big E throws a punch when the refs back is turned. Ricardo hits Big E, as Langston stalks Rodriguez. AJ stops him, as Ricardo tries to throw water on Big E. Langston moves, as AJ is covered in water. Big E then restrains AJ. AJ chases Ricardo around the ring, as Big E catches her. They are both kicked out from ringside.
Dolph connects with an Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler locks in a Headlock. Del Rio stands out, throwing punches. Del Rio does a Sunset Flip pin, but a kick out. Dolph connects with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Ziggler does a snapmare, following with a bodyscissors to Del Rio. Ziggler also locks in a Headlock. Del Rio knees out, whipping Ziggler into the corner. Del Rio is greeted with a forearm, but throws Ziggler up in the air. Ziggler falls, and is then kicked in the back. Ziggler misses with a corner Splash, as Del Rio follows Ziggler on the top rope. Del Rio connects with an Inverted Suplex. Dolph and Alberto trades punches, until Ziggler is taken out with two Clotheslines. Del Rio connects with a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Del Rio follows with a Superkick to a kneeling Ziggler. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio calls for a Cross Armbreaker, but reverses a whip from Ziggler. Del Rio hits Ziggler’s back in the ropes, but Dolph elbows out. Del Rio gets Ziggler seated back in the ropes, connecting with a Backstabber. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes top rope, getting caught with a Dropkick while in midair. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio connects with a German Suplex and pins after dodging a Leg Lariat, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for an Enziguri, but Dolph reverses into a Tornado DDT. Dolph goes for a Zig Zag, but Del Rio grabs the ropes. Del Rio goes for an Armbreaker, but Ziggler gets out. Ziggler is caught in a Tilt-a-whirl, but stands out. Del Rio follows with a Cross Armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio via submission
AJ is backstage drying her hair, as Daniel Bryan comes up to her. Daniel reminds her that she left him at the altar. AJ says she doesn’t care, and her boyfriend has the Money in the Bank. AJ says she is with a future World Champion. AJ says she knows how to get along. Daniel says when they were together that he was the World Champion. AJ reminds him that he lost it in 18 seconds, as Daniel interjects that she is probably now used to things that last 18 seconds.
Yoshi Tatsu is in the ring. Mark Henry makes his way to the ring.
Mark Henry vs. Yoshi Tatsu
They lock up, as Yoshi is thrown to the corner. Yoshi is thrown in the air, as he falls to the mat. Mark connects with a Running Splash. Henry picks up Yoshi, and connects with the World’s Strongest Slam.
Winner: Mark Henry via pinfall
A Donald Trump Hall of Fame video is shown.
Sheamus is backstage, speaking with Matt Striker about Big Show’s comments. Sheamus says Show’s massive ego took a dent at the attack from the Shield. Sheamus says when Show goes to Universal Studios and the kids yell Shriek, that isn’t his fault. Or when Show smells so bad because he doesn’t wash his gear, that isn’t his fault either. Sheamus says he will kick Show’s head off with a Brogue Kick, and that will be his fault.
In a highlight from Raw, The Rock and John Cena are shown confronting each other. Cena quotes Mike Tyson in, “To be the greatest alive, you need to beat everyone living.” The Rock says Cena thinks he can beat the Rock, but Rock knows he can beat Cena.
Kaitlyn and Tamina are in the ring.
WWE Diva’s Champion Kaitlyn w/ Layla vs. Tamina
They lock up, as Tamina throws a knee. Kaitlyn is thrown to the mat by her hair. Kaitlyn whips Tamina, as he is hit with a Back Body Drop. Tamina trips Kaitlyn, as she hits her face against the ropes. Layla tries to get in the ring after being attacked by Tamina. Tamina connects with a Samoan Drop for the win.
Winner: Tamina via pinfall
Backstage, Cody Rhodes is seen watching the end of the match on a screen. Sandow comes up to Rhodes. Damien speaks to Rhodes about strategy for their tag match on Raw they can speak of at a restaurant just miles down the road. Cody asks Damien what he thinks of Kaitlyn, as he replies saying she has made the most of what she was given despite being from a clearly inferior gene pool. Damien leaves, as Cody watches her on the screen.
Justin Gabriel is in the ring. Fandango makes his way to the ramp. Fandango says that is unacceptable. Fandango says he will debut when his name is pronounced correctly. Lillian Garcia tries again, but Fandango says she needs to let the as flow through her body. Fandango asks if everyone is incompetent, saying he will not debut.
Booker T tells Teddy Long that if he puts Fandango in a match, he better compete. Teddy tries to say the name, but Booker tells him to do his job.
A video package from Raw is shown, where The Undertaker returned. In a Fatal Four Way Match, CM Punk defeated Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus for the right to face The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29. CM Punk says Undertaker will be 20-1; and that one is the Best in the World. Punk says he will defeat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, deal with it.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring.
A Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger promo is shown.
Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Sheamus vs. Big Show
Show begins by throwing punches, but is put in the corner by Sheamus. Show is kicked, but fights off Sheamus in the opposite corner. Sheamus gets out, but is hit with a Spear. Sheamus rolls to the floor, as Show chops him on the chest. Sheamus is rolled back into the ring, as Show gets on the apron. Sheamus hits Show’s head on the turnbuckles, and goes for 10 hits to the chest. Shamus manages a few, but Show drags him to the floor. Show throws Sheamus behind the barricade, near the time keepers.
Show pulls Sheamus’ elbow over his head. Sheamus stands out, hitting Show. Sheamus runs the ropes, but is caught in a Sidewalk Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Show goes to the second rope, as Sheamus goes to pick him up. Show gets away, picking up Sheamus in a Powerbomb. Show dr0ps Sheamus backwards, in what looks like an Inverted Powerbomb. Show chops Sheamus in the corner many times. Show is headbutt, and kicked. Sheamus gets the upper hand, with Axe Handles and Running Knee Lifts. Sheamus is caught in a Chokeslam after going top rope, but reverses it into a DDT. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but ducks a KO Punch. Sheamus connects with White Noise, calling for a Brogue Kick. Show rolls to the floor, as Sheamus tackles him off of the apron. Show rolls Sheamus back into the ring, but is caught with a Brogue Kick off the apron. The Shield interrupt. Randy Orton comes into the ring, standing with Sheamus. The Shield come in to attack.
Winner: Sheamus via disqualification
Big Show gets in the ring, cleaning house of the Shield. Sheamus, Show and Orton all take out the Shield. Show follows with a KO Punch to Sheamus. Orton than does an RKO to Show.