WWE SmackDown! – April 27, 2012 – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Announcers: Michael Cole & Booker T
[ REVIEWED BY DARBY GATORADE ]
KICKOFF: Michael Cole & Booker T showed a clip of Brock Lesnar attacking Josh Mathews on RAW to explain his absense.
IN THE RING
Daniel Bryan + Alberto Del Rio & Ricardo Rodriguez + The Big Show: Bryan said he finally got rid of A.J. and the 18 second loss to Sheamus at WrestleMania should go on A.J.s record, not his! Bryan said Sheamus runs around with his championship as if he actually won something. Bryan said he plans to rectify the situation this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Bryan said he promised himself he would referee the Sheamus vs Mark Henry match on RAW right down the middle. Bryan said people have accused him of quick counting Sheamus` shoulders down. He showed a clip but it shifted to slow motion when Bryan counted the 1-2-3. Bryan said he was forced to defend himself, so he kicked Sheamus and put him in the Yes-lock! Alberto Del Rio came out and made fun of Daniel Bryan`s YES! chant by yelling SI! Alberto said he would be the next World champion. The Big Show interrupted and made fun of both YES! and SI! and then knocked out Ricardo Rodriguez.
The Big Show defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ: Cody Rhodes interfered for the disqualification. Cody got a kendo stick and a steel chair from under the ring and got Extreme on the Big Show, who no-sold the weapons and booted Cody in the face! Big Show then whipped Cody with a leather belt and fake sound effects.
John Laurinaitis & Eve Torres + Theodore Long: JL praised Eve and asked her for her input on the show. Eve said everyone should wear name-tags, and JL made her the executive administrator. They brought in Teddy Long and humiliated him and told him to go get a name tag.
HIGHLIGHTS: Nikki Bella defeating Beth Phoenix for the Divas championship.
TAPED PROMO: Damien Sandow talking about intelligent stuff and fans worshiping false idols.
WWE DIVAS TITLE MATCH
Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella defeated Alicia Fox to retain the WWE Divas Title: The Bellas pulled twin magic to be victorious!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Some crap setting up a tag team match with some NXT guys..
Theodore Long & Aksana + John Laurinaitis & Eve Torres: Theodore Long was in maid outfit cleaning the General Managers office when Aksana showed up. It looks like Aksana is turning on Long and siding with John Laurinaitis. She has brought a new talent to SmackDown!, and JL has agreed to give him an opportunity. Eve said Long was going to be a commentator tonight. JL said he would be in Longs ear and he had to say everything he told him to say. LAME
TAG TEAM MATCH
Titus O’Neal & Darren Young defeated Yoshi Tatsu & Ezekial Jackson:
IN RING INTERVIEW
Michael Cole & Randy Orton: Michael Cole interviewed Randy Orton about his feud with Kane and match this Sunday at Extreme Rules. Jinder Mahal interfered and said he was going to take Orton’s spot. Orton gave him an RKO.
Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana defeated Tyson Kidd: Aksana was the special guest ring announcer, and the person responsible for bringing Antonio Cesaro to the WWE. In reality, Antino Cesaro is former Indy star Claudio Castagnoli, and this shot has been long over due! JL forced Theodore Long to get in the ring and raise Cesaro’s arm. Aksana hugged Cesaro and gave him a big sexy kiss, which made Long cry!
VIDEO PACKAGE: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena..
the Great Khali defeated Cody Rhodes:
AW (Abraham washington) & Primo & Epico & Rosa + Ryback: Abraham Washington was talking to Primo & Epico about his proposal and wanted an answer by Monday. AW saw Ryback walk by and suddenly went after him.
Ryback defeated Jacob Kaye: The Uso Brothers watched on a monitor backstage. Jacob Kaye cut a heel promo about always wanting to leave Grand Rapids. He was squashed by Ryback. The Uso’s were impressed.
A.J. & Kaitlyn: Kaitlyn tried to tell A.J. that Daniel bryan did nothing for her and it was good that he dumped her. A.J. slapped Kaitlyn’s face and then looked distraught.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
Sheamus defeated Mark Henry to retain the World Heavyweight Title: Daniel Bryan came out to the stage and clapped for Sheamus. Sheamus invited Bryan down to the ring, but he remained on the stage. Sheamus said Bryan was afraid now and made fun of the 18 second loss at WrestleMania. Sheamus asked if he would kick Bryan’s arse at Extreme Rules and the answer is YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!