WrestleMania is less than 10 days away and things are really heating up in the WWE. On this episode of SmackDown expect to see appearances from Batista and HHH along with the main event of Bray Wyatt vs. Big Show.
Tonight's show starts out with a match between Damien Sandow and Sin Cara.
MATCH: Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara
The two lock up and Sandow delivers a knee to the midsection of Sin Cara. He drives Sin Cara into the corner and follows with a suplex for the 2 count. He gets Sin Cara in a headlock and drives him to the corner. Sin Cara reverses and roles up Sandow for the 3 count.
WINNER: Sin Cara via Pinfall
Big show is interviewed bag stage about Bray Wyatt. Big Show recalls what the Wyatt Family did to Cena this Monday and called it "Twisted". He says that The Wyatt Family has a way of getting in one's head because some of what Wyatt says make sense. He then says that even though he has a target on his back, so do the Wyatt's.
A video recap plays of the Four-Way tag team match from last Friday including the beatdown of the Shield at the hands of Kane and the New Age Outlaws.
The action returns with the Shield making their way to the ring.
MATCH: Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahall vs. The Shield
The match starts with Mahal and Rollins locking up.
Rollins hits a big dropkick followed by a series of suplexes. He tags in Ambrose who delivers a clothesline for the 2 count. He delivers a big right hand and tags in Rollins. Mahal fights back and tags in McIntyre. He delivers a suplex to Rollins. Rollins fights back and tags in Ambrose. He delivers a flurry of blows to McIntyre followed by a knee to the midsection. McIntyre is caught in the ropes and delivers a dropkick. Mahal tries to get involved but Rollins sends him outside and dives over the top rope onto Mahal. Ambrose hits his finisher on McIntyre for the 3 count.
WINNER: Ambrose and Rollins via Pinfall
Kane and the Outlaws come out after the match and Kane says that what they just did to 3MB is what they are going to do at WrestleMania. Kane announces that the Shield have another match against Rybaxel.
MATCH: Rybaxel vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
The show returns with Ryback and Ambrose already in action. Axel is tagged in and is met with a drop toe hold from Ambrose followed by a chinlock. Ambrose gets Axel in a submission hold on his legs. Axel throws Ambrose over the ropes but he lands on his feet on the apron. Ryback distracts Ambrose and Axel knocks him to the outside. He throw Ambrose back in the ring and tags in Ryback. Ryback delivers a scoop slam followed by a falling elbow from the middle rope. Axel is tagges in and delivers a blow from the middle rope for the 2 count.
Ryback is tagged in. After some double teaming Ryabck gets another 2 count. He goes for the vertical suplex on Ambrose but he reverses into a DDT. Rollins is tagged in. Axel is tagged in. rollin drives Axel to the corner and follows with a kick to Axel's face. Axel tosses him over the top rope but lands on his feet on the apron. Ryback tries to interfer but Ambrose takes him out. Axel is thrown outside and delivers a dive over the top rope onto Axel. He springboards bag into the ring but is caught by Axel. Axel goes for the Perfectplex but Rollins reverses/ He hits the Curbstomp for the 3 count.
WINNERS: Ambrose and Rollins via Pinfall
The Shield continues the beat down of Rybaxel after the match, delivering the triple powerbomb to Rybaxel.
When the show returns, Batista makes his way to the ring.
He gets on the mic and says that everyone wanted him back in the WWE yet everyone booed him when he returned but cheer for Daniel Bryan. A video plays recapping Batista's encounter with Stephanie and Randy Orton. After the video he says that whether you boo for him or not, he is leaving WrestleMania as cahmpion. He says that Stephanie hits harder than all of his opponents.
HHH's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. The two confront each other. Batista says that HHH wouldn't have anything if he didn't marry the boss's daughter. HHH reiterates that this is the "reality era" and that it doesn't matter how he got power, but instead all that matters in that he has it. Batista reminds HHH that every time the two faced off, Batista won. HHH gives him some digs about his Hollywood career and says that since Batista returned, we have yet to see "The Animal". He schedules a match for Batista later tonight with Sheamus.
The show returns with Goldust and Fandango in the ring. A recap plays of Goldust's encounter with Summer Rae and Fandango on Raw.
MATCH: Goldust vs. Fandango
Fandango sends Goldust off the ropes. Goldust hits an armdrag. Fandango whips Goldust into the corner for the 2 count. Fandango gets Goldust in a headlock and throw him to the mat. Fandango delivers a right hand to the back of Goldust's head and gets him in a chinlock. Goldust fights out with a back side slame and follows up with a clothesline. He hits the kneel down uppercut followed by an atomic drop. Goldust mounts Fandango in the corner and delivers ten blows to Fandangos head. He follows up with a power slam for a 2 count. Fandango rolls out of the ring and Goldust follows. Summer Rae distract Summer Rae. Fandango capitalizes and hits a big kick to the head of Goldust as he rolls back in the ring. Fandango gets the 3 count.
WINNER: Fandango via Pinfall
The show returns with Batista making his way to the ring.
MATCH: Sheamus vs. Batista
The match starts out with Batista dosging the lock up with Sheamus. They lock up and sheamus drives Batista into the corner. They are broken up by the red. They lock up again and Batista is sent to the mat with a shoulder block. Batista rolls out of the ring. Sheamus goes out after him and Batista runs in the ring. He takes advantage when Sheamus gets back in and drives Sheamus to the corner. Sheamus fights back but is whipped into the corner. Batista delivers a big clothesline.
Sheamus is thrown into the ropes and is met with a knee to the midsection. Sheamus is again shipped into the corner and is met with a big splash. Batista delivers a forearm to Sheamus' head as it hangs over the apron. Sheamus fights out of the corner but is stopped with a spinebuster from Batista. Sheamus comes back with a clothesline and sends Batista to the mat. Sheamus builds momentum with a few blows and a running knee. He goes for the 10 Beats to the Bodhran but Batista fights out. Sheamus reverses and hits the 10 beats followed by a running power slam. Sheamus loads up the Brogue kick but Batista rolls out of the ring. Sheamus goes after him. Batista hits Sheamus with a steal chair and is disqualified.
WINNER: Sheamus via Disqualification
Batista delivers a beating to Sheamus after the match as HHH watches from back stage. Batista gets on the mic and asks HHH and the crowd if they are happy and repeats that he is going to leave WrestleMania as Champion.
A video recap plays of Cena's feud with the Wyatt Family and his match against Luke Harper on Monday Night Raw.
This is followed by a promo from the Wyatt family. Bray says that if you give a man a mask, it will reveal his true face. He says everyone desires a mask and that if you hide behind the mask too long, it becomes you. He goes on saying that he has broken John Cena and that tonight he is going to slay a giant in reference to Big Show.
AJ Lee and Tamina are shown making their way to gorilla position for a match against the Bella Twins.
A replay of the match between Los Matadores and Rybaxel from Monday night plays.
MATCH: The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee
The match starts out with Brie and AJ facing off. Brie hits a boot to the midsection followed by a northern lights suplex for a 1 count. Nikki is tagged in and delivers an elbow from the middle rope. She gets AJ in a headlock. Tamina makes the blind tag and hits a Samoan drop. Tamina reluctantly tags in AJ and AJ covers her for the 2 count. AJ gets her in a modified headlock. Nikki drives her to the corner and Tamina makes the blind tag again. She pummels Nikki with a clotehline. She goes to the middle rope and misses the diving headbutt. Brie is tagged in and gains the momentum. She hits a missile drop kick fro mthe top rope. Tamina rolls out of the ring. Aj gets in Tamina's face and she shoves AJ. She then tags AJ and pushes her into the ring. AJ is caught with Brie's finisher for the 3 count.
Winner: The Bellas via pinfall.
A video plays of Emma and Santino eating a romantic dinner. Emma calls Santino a "friend with benefits", referring to the dinner. He asks to look into Emma's eyes and Emma asks if its a staring contest. Emma friend zones Santino as he's about to confess his love. Santino tries again but says he is going to puke. He takes a sip of wine and accidentally spits it on Emma.
The show returns with Jack Swagger and Jimmy Uso in the ring for a match.
MATCH: Jimmy Uso vs. Jack Swagger
The two lock up and Swagger drives Jimmy into the corner. He delivers several knees to Uso. Usofights back and sends Swagger over the top rope. He dives over the top rope and lands on Swagger. Back in the ring Jimmy hits a big crossbody from the top rope for a 2 count. Usp hits a dropkick and delivers several chops to swagger in the corner. Uso reverses with an aerial attack and gets a 2 count. Uso goes for a splash in the corner but Swagger takes him down at the knee. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock and Uso taps out.
WINNER: Jack Swagger via Submission
A video recap of Undertaker's feud with Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman. It shows Undertaker coming out of seemingly empty casket on Raw and beating up Brock Lesnar.
The action returns with Mark Henry coming to the ring followed by the Miz.
MATCH: Mark Henry vs. The Miz
Henry point to the WrestleMania sign and Miz takes advantage. Henry fights back and drives the Miz into the corner. He sets up the Miz for a slam but Miz fights out. He takes Henry out by the knee and starts to go to work on it. Miz hits a boot to the face of Henry and continues to assault the leg of Henry. Henry fights out and hits a big boot to the face of MIz followed by a clothesline. He delivers a huge slam to the Miz. Henry goes to the second rope but Miz moves and goes for the figure four. The Miz dumps Henry over the top rope. Miz is pulled outside by Henry and driven into the stairs and then the barricade. He rolls Miz back in the ring and hits the World's Strongest Slam.
WINNER: Mark Henry via Pinfall
Mr. T's Hall of Fame video package plays
Razor Ramone's HOF video package plays.
After the video the Big Show comes to the ring.
MATCH: Bray Wyatt vs. Big Show
The match starts with Big Show shoving wyatt to the mat. Wyatt gets behind Big Show but Big Show tosses him out of the ring. He gets back in the ring and shoves Big show. Big Show throws him in the corner and delivers a few right hands follwoed by a chop and headbutt. Bray Wyatt fights back but is taken down with a big boot. Big Show goes for the elbow drop but Big Show moves. Wyatt mounts the offense and delivers a back body splash for a 2 count. He does the crab walk in the corner.. Big Show takes him down with a clothesline. Big Show goes for the splash in the corner but Wyatt moves. Big Show goes for the boot in the corner but Wyatt catches it. Rowan distracts the ref and Harper delivers a big right hand to the head of Big Show. Wyatt hits the Sister Abigail for the 3 count.
WINNER: Bray Wyatt via Pinfall
Overall a decent installment of SmackDown. Nothing momentous happened but several stories and feuds were progressed. The Shield managed to pick up 2 victories tonight and made themselves look great heading into WrestleMania week. Batista had a good match with Sheamus and was able to display his brutality after the match. Sheamus has been impressing me lately, especially with his appearance on NXT where he put on a great match with Aiden English. I would like to see him get in a decent feud with someone that culminates in a midcard title win. The Wyatt's never fail to satisfy as Bray Wyatt defeated the Big Show tonight with ease. I loved the style portrayed in the ring tonight. The more Big Show beat on Wyatt, the more he kept coming back for more. It almost seemed like Wyatt was letting Big Show beat him up just to get in his head. I really can't wait for his match against Cena at WrestleMania.
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