WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Results and Analysis for Post-WrestleMania Edition
This week's edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown was taped at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
The main event of the night saw Dolph Ziggler face his old rival Chris Jericho.
Other big segments included Triple H's reaction to WrestleMania 29 and Big Show vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus.
The card was filled out by matches like Team Hell No vs. The Prime Time Players, Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro.
Full SmackDown spoilers (via wrestlinginc.com) below.
SmackDown is opened with Big E Langston impersonating Ricardo Rodriguez and introducing the new World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler. The Show Off begins cutting a promo but is interrupted by Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, who say The Real American deserves a title shot. Del Rio is out next and says he wants his rematch tonight. Chris Jericho then comes out and says that Jericho vs. Ziggler will happen tonight.
Team Hell No vs. Prime Time Players
Team Hell No won the match after Daniel Bryan locked in in The No Lock in what was described as a short match.
The Shield appear on the titantron and warn Team Hell No that they can and will strike at any time.
Backstage we see Booker T and Teddy Long talking to Randy Orton and Sheamus. Booker announces Orton and Sheamus will take on Big Show in a handicap match tonight.
Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella
Barrett defeated Santino with the Bullhammer in what was said to be a basic squash match.
The Bella Twins and Tamina Snuka vs. Kaitlyn, Cameron and Naomi
This match was won by the heel team of divas after one of the Bellas got the pin on Naomi after Kaitlyn and Cameron were distracted by Tamina and the other Bella.
Triple H's Post WrestleMania Promo
Triple H talks about his match with Brock Lesnar but is interrupted by 3MB. The Shield quickly comes out and attacks 3MB and surrounds the ring, encircling The Game. Similar to Raw, before they can attack they’re interrupted by Team Hell No who run in and chase them into the crowd. Triple H, Kane and Daniel Bryan clear the ring of 3MB and Daniel Bryan calls for a group hug. Triple H says he's okay with hugging Kane but not Daniel Bryan. Vince McMahon then comes out and teases a group hug but leaves before it can happen. The segment ends with a group hug between Triple H, Kane and Daniel Bryan. The whole thing sounds chaotic in writing but was said to have gotten a lot of big laughs from the crowd.
It'll be interesting to see where WWE goes with this angle.
After Raw it looked like Undertaker, Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield was the plan, but it seems like it's more of a Shield vs. Team Hell No and random third member type feud.
Big Show vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton
The match ended in a count out when Big Show walked away after being hit with an RKO and then a Brogue Kick.
This program feels a little directionless but we could see great things from the three huge stars.
At this point everyone is basically just waiting for Orton's heel turn and it's hard to feel invested until that happens.
Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro
Kingston won the match with a Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere.
Antonio Cesaro losing is sad to see as his reputation, as well as the US Championship's, is getting seriously damaged. Hopefully it's the start of a feud and not just a random loss.
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler
Fandango comes out to sit at ringside. Some fans tried to start a theme song chant but it was apparently much smaller than the ones we heard on Raw.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Chris Jericho with a roll up after interference from Fandango and Big E Langston. The bout was described as having a lot of good back and forth action prior to the interference. After the match Jericho lays out Big E with an enziguri but is hit with a Zig Zag after distraction from Fandango. Big E got up and gave Jericho a Big Ending before leaving with Dolph Ziggler. Fandango then posed and hit Jericho with a flying leg drop to end the show.
Good things are bound to happen anytime Jericho and Ziggler are in the same ring so this is definitely something to look forward to.
If Jericho sticks around he'll obviously be continuing his feud with Fandango, but it wasn't made clear where Ziggler goes from here. A triple-threat match between Del Rio, Swagger and Ziggler seems like a strong possibility.
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