On the heels of one of the best Monday Night Raw episodes of all time, World Wrestling Entertainment continued its hot streak with a very entertaining episode of SmackDown that continued to build several rivalries heading into the upcoming Extreme Rules live special.
The Shield came to the aid of Daniel Bryan and the Usos for the second time this week and again found themselves at odds with Randy Orton, Batista and Kane. The Hounds of Justice joined Bryan in the squared circle to close out the show, further planting seeds that a war is about to break out in WWE.
John Cena made his return to SmackDown referring to himself as the company's measuring stick before being interrupted by the Wyatt Family. Bray, channeling the Joker from The Dark Knight, discussed not being able to drag the monster out of Cena. He ominously promised to go to new extremes to attain his goal.
Cesaro and Paul Heyman walked the aisle for the first time together as the Swiss Superman took on Big Show, the man he eliminated to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania. After Jack Swagger's interference, expect to see the former Real Americans teammates do battle sooner rather than later.
Rob Van Dam made his SmackDown return, Bad News Barrett continued his reintroduction to the ring and Fandango debuted a new dance partner just days after breaking up with Summer Rae.
With a rather busy episode of the Friday night staple in the books, here is a look back at what was good, great and awesome about this week's broadcast.