Location: Fresno, CA
Date: April 2, 2015
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler
SmackDown kicks off this week with a video package of Brock Lesnar challenging Rollins, and then destroying everything. Seth Rollins and the Authority (minus Triple H and Seth) make their way to the ring. Big Show poses next to his trophy. Seth says it’s so nice when a plan works out perfectly. At Wrestlemania Seth cashed in and beat Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar, and became World Heavyweight Champion. Seth says he’s the new face of the WWE, but being WWE Champion isn’t about being the best, which he has proven he has, he flew all the way across the country to do the Today Show, then flew all the way back to find out on Raw that Brock Lesnar was demanding a rematch. Fans may not know it, but flying across country twice can cause you to be pretty jetlagged. Brock Lesnar deserves rematch, but the fans deserve him at his best. Yet, every action as an equal re-action. He attack innocent people and got himself suspended. He got what he deserved…
Randy Orton’s music hits and Randy says how quickly Seth forgets! Randy, he remembers everything! He remembers months ago how he was curbstomped through the steel steps, he remembers playing the Authority like a fiddle, and he remembers almost ripping Seth Rollins head off with an RKO. He also remembers never getting a rematch for the WWE title, so as far as he is concerned that puts him at the top of the list of people to get a shot at the WWE championship. Seth says why dwell in the past when the future is standing in this ring! In Seth’s WWE he decides who, when, and where the next person gets a title shot. Randy says Seth never does anything alone. J and J he gets it, they’re spineless bloodsuckers, but Kane and Big Show…he doesn’t get it. Big Show won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, congratulations! But Kane, what did Kane do? He doesn’t remember seeing him at WrestleMania. What does the Director or Operations really even do? He went from the Big Red Monster to Little Red Riding Hood. Kane says he has plenty of power, in fact, tonight Randy will be facing the Big Show, then and only then will the Authority consider giving him a title shot. Oh and that match is now!
Randy Orton vs. Big Show
Big Show brings Randy into the corner, but Randy fights out of it. Big Show tosses Orton into a different corner and gives him big splash, as he comes out Orton hits a big drop kick. Big Show ends up draped over the top rope, Randy grabs him and hits his big DDT! J and J security come and cause interference, Kane joins in, too. Rollins makes his way in but Orton comes alive to attack Rollins. J and J pull him off and Kane sets up for the chokeslam, but Ryback comes out and provides the assist to get the Authority taken care of. Kane eats an RKO and J and J get an RKO and a Shellshocked.
Winner: Randy Orton by disqualification
We see a replay of Sheamus returning on Raw with his new look and new attitude.
Naomi vs. Natalya Neidhart
The Bella Twins are on commentary because someone reads this blog and hates me. We see a video blog of why Naomi thinks she deserves to fight for the Divas title. Naomi gets natty in a twisted armbar, but Natty gets out of it. Both Natty and Naomi go for dropkicks and then flip up. Natty plants Naomi and hits a seated dropkick. 2 count. Natty puts a big stretch submission on Naomi. Naomi breaks out but gets beat down. Naomi hits some sort of head twist, to plant Natty’s head into the mat. She gets the 3 count!
Backstage Seth Rollins meets up with Kane. Seth apologizes for Kane having to eat the RKO, and says good job for letting Randy think he can get a title shot it was PERFECT. Kane says he is considering giving him the title shot. He is the Director of Operations and has the authority to do it. Frankly Extreme Rules is coming up and he is considering Orton. Seth says it stinks! Kane says that’s how it is, but Seth says no…the office stinks, then walks out. As Seth walks out Kane turns around and we hear a flushing noise and Dean Ambrose walks into view. Ambrose thanks Kane for letting him use the executive bathroom. Kane, who seems pissed, says that Ambrose can wrestle the man who gave him his WrestleMania moment, by throwing him through a ladder, tonight. Luke Harper! Ambrose smiles and just says “Thanks!”
Next is the interview with Roman Reigns. Reigns says it was a huge honor to be a part of the main event of WrestleMania. Reigns says his plan was to come out swinging, and that’s what he did. He knew he’d take a beating, and he did, but he picked himself every single time, and get right back in the fight. He went to suplex city, but Reigns doesn’t think Lesnar was ready for his plan to get back up and punch him in the mouth. He liked it in suplex city, but Lesnar didn’t like being hit in the mouth. Their fight changed his life, it changed Lesnar’s life. Lesnar slapped him in the face, he laughed, he smacked him again, he split out blood, he smacked him again and he got up and laughed. Having Rollins come out and steal his dream was a terrible feeling. Reigns climbed the mountain, he looked down from the top, and he had it ripped away from him. He can, have, and will beat Rollins again.
Miz vs. R-Truth
The lock up to start, Miz puts Truth in a headlock, and then hits a shoulder block. Truth hits a hip toss and a kick to the face. Miz in the corner hits a big splash. Truth goes for the scissor kick but misses. Miz rolls out, and kicks Truth in the gut from between the ropes. He gets back in and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
After the match as Miz is celebrating Mizdow comes out and hits his own SCF on Miz, then takes his sunglasses and gets the crowd going.
John Cena comes out with the United States Championship. Cena says that WrestleMania was their revolution and finally the United States Championship will get the respect it deserves! He’s not taking anything away from Rusev as an athlete. He hated seeing him as the US Champ; not because he’s Russian but because whenever he opened his mouth he proved he’s a D-Bag. News flash America doesn’t suck! Cena is proud of America and proud to hold the United States Championship! From now on this championship represents opportunity! Right now he stands here with his championship saying this title is for anyone who doesn’t get the shots, anyone The Authority calls a B+ player, anyone who the FANS want to see. On Raw he issued an open challenge, and he plans to do that each and every week!
–Rusev‘s music hits and he makes his way out with Lana. Lana says what happens at WrestleMania was not an opportunity it was a tragedy. (Lana’s accent seems to be faltering) She says that Cena is half the man Rusev is. Rusev grabs the mic. Rusev says he did not lose at Wrestlemania. He is still America’s champion. He is a Russian tank! John Cena is a coward, just like all the fans. *Rusev speaks Russian* This is Rusev’s domain, country, his world! Cena says for the fans to forgive Rusev, apparently he’s dumb AND drunk. Cena says if Rusev wants a fight THE CHAMP IS HERE!!! Rusev says at Extreme Rules all Cena will see is this *waves Russian flag* and THIS! *Points to the flag above the ring, but it doesn’t unravel* Cena says oh this!? *Points and the American flag falls instead* Cena says at Extreme Rules John Cena is going to kick Rusev’s ass!
Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper
Ambrose goes right after Harper with some left and rights. Ambrose brings Harper into the corner and hits some punches, elbows, kicks. Ambrose brings Harper to the other corner, gets on the second turn buckle and hits a flying elbow. Ambrose hits a running clothesline on a seated Harper. Harper hits Ambrose in the throat and moves him into the corner and hits some strong shots. Harper with an uppercut, but Ambrose fights back. Ambrose with some punches and chops. Ambrose goes for a crossbody, but Harper catches him and throws him outside the ring.
Back to the match, Harper goes for a big kick on Ambrose but misses and goes flying to the floor below. Ambrose goes for the suicide dive but Harper caught him. Harper throws him at the ring, but Ambrose swings himself around and hits a clothesline. Back in the ring Ambrose goes for a big elbow off the top rope and hits it! Ambrose goes for a big clothesline but eats a big boot from Harper! Harper goes for a powerbomb but Ambrose reverses and gets Harper over the top rope. Ambrose follows but Harper pushes Ambrose into the time keeper area. Harper clears the announce table. Ambrose comes flying and hits a forearm. Ambrose goes for a move but Harper reverses it and puts Ambrose head first into the steel post. Harper then powerbombs Ambrose through the announce table!
Winner: No contest
Prime Time Players say they’re here to talk about something that’s played out, New Day. Titus sprays himself in the face with some water and makes fun of Big E getting all sweaty. Then they make fun of how Kofi has no chest. Then they say that Xavier has nappy hair. They say they have to give the fans a chant to get behind! Newww Dayyy! *they literally play crickets* Ok how about this one! Titus does his barking and then they chant millions of dollars!!
Sheamus comes out to new music and then we see a replay of Sheamus making his return on Raw with his new look. The crowd chants you look stupid. Sheamus was says people have been asking him why he attacked Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler. The answer is simple, because he could. Where have all the real men gone?! (Batista, is that you?) They’re great little workers, but let’s be honest; they make Kevin Hart look like Shaq. They are vertically challenged runts, yet we’re disappointed when they fall us. When they can’t hang in the main event. Sheamus isn’t here to disappoint us, or fail in the main event, or put smiles on our faces. Because a real man has come back to the WWE, he promises he won’t rest until he has put every one of our under dogs out of our misery. Fella.
Sheamus vs. WWE Intercontinental champion Daniel Bryan in a non-title match
Wade Barrett comes out to join us on commentary. Sheamus shoves Bryan and tries to attack him in the corner but Bryan reverses it and hits some kicks in the corner. Sheamus fights out and push Bryan into the opposite corner and hits some strong shots and uppercuts. He tries to move Bryan into another corner but Bryan stops it and kicks Sheamus in the legs. He moves Sheamus into the corner and kicks him in the gut. Sheamus throws Bryan into the corner, hard. Sheamus with an uppercut several times. Sheamus with a high knee to knock Bryan down. Bryan up and hits some kicks to the side of Sheamus. Bryan tries to lock in a submission but gives it up to just punch Sheamus in the head over and over again. Sheamus breaks out and rolls out. When he gets back in the ring he goes for a clothesline but Bryan dodges and hits some big kicks on Sheamus. Sheamus picks up Bryan and hits a big backbreaker!
When we come back Sheamus has Bryan in a seated headlock. Bryan fights out, but eats a high knee from Sheamus. Sheamus goes for a suplex, it looks like he dropped Bryan mid suplex, I don’t know if that was planned but they play it off like it was. Sheamus hits a jumping knee to the head of Daniel. Sheamus does the suplex again, but this time he released it at the right time so that it just flips Bryan mid-air and he lands on his back. Sheamus uppercuts Bryan and Bryan lands face first into the middle turnbuckle, Sheamus puts his boot on Bryan’s head and pushes it hard. Sheamus slaps Bryan several times. Bryan doesn’t like this and smacks him right back. Daniel whipped in the corner, but runs up it. Bryan builds some speed and hits a running clothesline. Sheamus gets up and runs at Bryan, but Daniel pulls down the ropes so Sheamus goes flying. Bryan then hits the suicide dive! Back in the ring Sheamus stands up and eats a missile drop kick from Bryan! Bryan hits his vintage kicks to Sheamus who is on his knees. On the last kick Sheamus catches the kick and tries to put Bryan in position for White Noise, but Bryan fights out. Sheamus charges at Bryan but Bryan gets Sheamus with a drop toe hold to send Sheamus face first into the middle turnbuckle. While Sheamus is there Bryan kicks the ropes so the bounce in Sheamus’ face. Bryan to the top rope, but Sheamus knocks him down. Sheamus hits the uppercuts on Bryan on the top. He takes Bryan down and hits Bryan with a flipping suplex. Sheamus sets up for the 10 beats of the Bodhran. On the last on Bryan catches Sheamus’ hit and headbutts Sheamus repeatedly. Sheamus knocks Daniel down off the side of the ring hard. Bryan stands up and is busted open, lots of blood from the forehead. As he stands up Wade Barrett hits a big Bull Hammer. Bryan is out, Sheamus comes out and picks Bryan up, and then lets him fall over again. Bryan gets counted out, giving Sheamus the win.
Winner: Sheamus by count-out