WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis for April 12
The last two days of wrestling have left fans wanting more.
After WrestleMania 29 on Sunday showcased some legendary matches, Monday Night Raw provided us with more shocking twists and even the Dolph Ziggler cash-in that we've all been waiting for.
Luckily for those who can't wait to see where some of the suddenly compelling storylines are headed next, Friday night's SmackDown was taped from TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday night, and we've got the results for you, courtesy of Wrestling News World.
Dolph Ziggler Gets Interrupted
We start the show with Big E Langston introducing Ziggler, who gets a major pop from the Boston crowd.
Not long after, though, Jack Swagger—who must not be headed for a suspension—and Zeb Colter interrupt and state their claim to the World Heavyweight title. Then out comes Alberto Del Rio, selling his leg injury and saying he will heal up and get his rematch. Finally, Jericho comes out, and after a huge reaction from the crowd, announces he will challenge Ziggler for the belt.
This just goes to show the amount of different ways WWE can take Ziggler now that he has the belt.
Will Team Hell No feud battle The Shield at Extreme Rules?
Team Hell No Defeats Prime Time Players
Daniel Bryan scored the win via submission with the No Lock, and afterwards, The Shield appeared on screen to let the tag team champions they wouldn't be backing down.
It's looking more and more like The Shield and Team Hell No could be headed for a clash at Extreme Rules, but it's unclear who the sixth man will be. Alternatively, this could be the beginning of a run at the tag titles for two-thirds of The Shield.
Wade Barrett Defeats Santino Marella
At this point, it probably wouldn't have been surprising to see Barrett, whose direction has been completely unpredictable as of late, fall to Marella, but the Intercontinental champ got the expected win.
Sheamus and Randy Orton Meet Booker T and Teddy Long
A match with The Big Show is—ahem—booked for later in the show.
Tamina and The Bella Twins defeat Kaitlyn and The Funkadactyls
Many probably would have liked to see A.J. Lee on the opposite side of Divas champion Kaitlyn, but it was Tamina along with The Bella Twins scoring the win.
Triple H Gets Interrupted
The Game entered the ring to cut a promo about WrestleMania, but was quickly interrupted by—wait for it—3MB.
Shortly after, The Shield attacked 3MB, and as they focused on Helmsley, Team Hell No came out and made the save. And then also attacked 3MB. Poor 3MB.
Hug It Out
Then things got a little...odd. Bryan tried to hug it out with Triple H, but he refused, instead deciding to talk to Kane about one of the worst storylines in WWE history—Katie Vick.
Vince McMahon then entered, also turning down a hug before Triple H finally agreed to embrace with Team Hell No.
Of course, this was likely just a dark segment meant for the crowd, which reportedly loved it and had lots of laughs.
Sheamus and Randy Orton Defeat Big Show via Countout
After a good match with solid offense from both sides, Orton landed the RKO and Sheamus followed with the Brogue Kick, sending Show out of the ring and back up the ramp for the disqualification.
It looked like Show was in line for a major push on Monday night, and a "veteran-move" DQ loss doesn't negate that.
Kofi Kingston Defeats Antonio Cesaro
While the mistreatment of the United States champion is getting a little out of hand, good for Kofi getting his first television win of 2013. This was a non-title match.
Who is Dolph Ziggler's opponent at Extreme Rules?
World Heavyweight Championship: Dolph Ziggler Defeats Jericho
Fandango, who spent the match at ringside, distracted the referee for Big E Langston to lay out Jericho. Ziggler then got the roll-up for the win.
Afterwards, Jericho was able to get revenge on Big E for a second, but Ziggler landed the Zig-Zag and Fandango hit his top rope leg drop to end the show.
Also, and most importantly, there was more singing of Fandango's theme song.
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