The first SmackDown on the road to WrestleMania hit the airwaves from Milwaukee and featured the return of Batista to the brand he helped lead throughout the second half of the 2000s.
The Animal had a lot to get off his chest Friday night in regard to the fans and the industry he loves so much. What did he have to say, and who, if anyone, took exception to his rant?
After scoring a win over Kane on Monday night, Daniel Bryan rode a wave of momentum into this week's show. He would once again be faced with squaring off against the Big Red Monster, this time in six-man tag team action. Would he and The Usos find the same success as he did Monday night, as they battled Kane and the New Age Outlaws, or would the Authority's director of operations gain a measure of revenge?
The Real Americans, Big E, Mark Henry, Sheamus and WWE Divas champion AJ Lee were all in action elsewhere on the card.
Who would make a major impact as WrestleMania XXX rapidly approaches?
All of the answers to those questions would be presented on Friday's show.
What would be good, great and awesome about this week's broadcast?
That answer can be found after the jump.