Here are the results for WWE’s Smackdown as per wrestlingnewssource.com and with added commentary from myself.
SmackDown opens with Daniel Bryan coming out to a major pop (like always). The Miz and Damien Sandow are out next following a clip of Miz mentoring Bryan on NXT. Miz gets mad at Sandow’s pop and sends him to the back to get an “Egyptian cotton” towel much to the dismay of the crowd. Bryan attacks Miz and the match is on. Bryan wins a short but slightly entertaining match with The Yes Lock.
Ryback vs. Kane is next. The crowd died for the most part except for a few “feed me more” chants. Ryback wins with Shellshocked and got a pop for picking Kane up with ease. I can’t understand what the WWE is doing with Kane, he seems to lose to all the top guys but picks up wins over mid-carders however he’s always in the main event picture.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett vs. R-Truth is next with Dean Ambrose on commentary. Truth rolled Barrett up for the non-title win after Barrett was distracted, talking trash to Ambrose, who was ignoring him. The was kind of a lame affair just to build the WWE Intercontinental Championship match between Ambrose and Barrett at Fastlane.
We get another Bray Wyatt promo. He says, “find me or I’ll find you.” What will be most interesting is if Undertaker is injured and can’t perform at Wrestlemania against Wyatt like what is planned. Which is why Wyatt has not said who he’s directing these promos to. If Taker can’t compete, a long shot guess is for The Rock to take his spot. Don’t laugh..
The Ascension vs. Big E and Xavier Woods is next. The Ascension wins a short match after Fall of Man on Big E. The whole “New Day” gimmick is annoying to me and I also find the Fall of Man finisher to be overrated.
Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper is next. They botched Reigns’ intro by playing it too early and then cutting it off. Harper got a lot of offense in and blocked a Superman punch with a brutal super kick. Reigns comes back with a spear for the win in an entertaining math, Harper has some underrated skills.
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show is next. Big Show destroyed Rowan and got the win. Rowan didn’t get any offense in. I think Rowan needs to be re-packaged, he’s like a weird face and it doesn’t fit in.
The Bella Twins come out to a pop and join the announcers for commentary. Paige vs.Cameron is next. Paige wins by submission and trades trash talk with The Bellas.
Stardust vs. Goldust is announced for Fastlane. I liked the Stardust gimmick for awhile but it has ran its’ course. I want old Cody Rhodes back and a mega match at Wrestlemania 31.
WWE Tag-Team Champion Jimmy Uso vs. Tyson Kidd is next. Jey Uso, Naomi, Cesaro and Natalya were all at ringside. The match starts but Rusev runs out and takes out both The Usos and Kidd. Rusev hits a flying heel kick and looked great, according to a correspondent. Fans chanted for Cena. Rusev yelled into the mic in Bulgarian and left. Weird hearing Cena chants again, although it’s sad that Rusev interrupted this match because Kidd is very entertaining to watch.
Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE’s “Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble banned from ringside is next for the main event. Big Show and Kane come out to watch from ringside. Eric Rowan and Ryback come out right after them. Rollins wins with a Curb Stomp but Ziggler looked like a million bucks. This was a great match (like these two always do when they are paired). Mercury and Noble came out and The Authority surrounded the ring with Ryback and Rowan inside. They beat them down. Kane and Big Show hit a double chokeslam on Rowan and Rollins hits a Curb Stomp. The Authority stands strong tall until Ryback comes back for the SAVERyback gets overwhelmed and beat down. Rollins also hits a Curb Stomp on Ryback and this is apparently where SmackDown ends. This prompted a match between Rollins, Kane and Show vs Rowan, Ryback and Ziggler at Fastlane. Hopefully this prolongs the rivalry between Rollins and Ziggler and maybe a ladder match for the Money in the Bank briefcase at Wrestlemania 31? One could only pray so hard.