WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 22, 2013) from Biloxi, Miss, with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the fallout show to the "Elimination Chamber" and the taped outcome of Jack Swagger's match (pre-DUI).
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Come back here at 8 p.m. ET for the SmackDown live blog.
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR FEB. 22
C.J. here to end the week right!
Recap of Alberto Del Rio's win over The Big Show and Jack Swagger's becoming the #1 Contender at Elimination Chamber.
Recap of The Rock unveiling the new WWE Championship and John Cena challenging CM Punk for the #1 Contendership to the WWE Championship on Monday Night Raw.
Here comes Ricardo Rodriguez to introduce the World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio!
Del Rio looking dapper dressed in all white. He's excited that he is going to WrestleMania! He also has learned that his opponent will be Jack Swagger. He saw Swagger's State of the Union address, and does not approve that the man has beef with immigrants.
This country was built on immigrants chasing the American dream, and they are the reason why America is so great.
Winning the World Heavyweight Champion took hard work, and is the result of the American Dream.
And if Swagger doesn't see that, then he's a real jackass.
If Swagger thinks all immigrants are looking for handouts, then he should come to the ring so Del Rio can hand out a slap across his face.
I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD!
Out comes Randy Orton to Del Rio and Ricardo's surprise, and to the crowd's enjoyment.
Orton says that he will do his best to stay calm, cool, and collected. He was this close to winning the Chamber match and having the chance to reclaim the title at WrestleMania.
Part of Orton respects Swagger for what happened, because he would have done the same thing.
The other part wants to take his aggression out on Swagger. And tonight, Swagger is his.
CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA!
Booker T comes out to lay out tonight's plans.
It's going to be a Champion vs. Champion match tonight!
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barret!
And Randy Orton will go one-on-one with Jack Swagger!
Now can you dig that, sucka!
JBL: "We fight on Friday night!"
Sandow promises that tonight, we will witness the destruction of out false idol, Sheamus. Tonghit, Sheamus' Reign of Terror will come to an end.
Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
Both men quick to exchange blows. Sheamus gets the upper hand, and runs Sandow back into the corner.
Sandow is able to fight Sheamus off with a few rights.
The pair exchange headbutts. Sheamus is tossed off the ropes and Sandow goes for the hip toss. Sheamus is having none of it, though, and clotheslines Sandow to the mat. Sandow quickly gets up, but one more clothesline sends him over the top rope.
Sheamus bounces Sanodw off the barricade twice before rolling him back into the ring.
A battering ram over the top rope from Sheamus. Sandow retreats to the corner. Sheamus advances, but Sandow is waiting with a boot and a clothesline.
Off the ropes goes Sandow. Sheamus is bent over waiting, but eats a kick to the face.
Sheamus sends Sandow over the top rope. Sandow is able to skin the cat, but Sheamus is right there to start throwing Irish Hand Grenades.
Sandow finally breaks free and jumps off the apron for a breather.
We come back from commercial with Sheamus trapped in a headlock. We get a recap of Sandow bouncing Sheamus' head off the post during the break.
Swinging neckbreaker and Elbow of Disdain from Sandow. Only good for a two count.
Sheamus crawls to the ropes, but Sandow is right there with some blows to the dome.
Sheamus tries to fight back with a chop. Sandow increases the attack. He then slides out of the ring to continue his assault while Sheamus' head hangs out of the ring.
Back into the ring we go. Sheamus crawls to the corner to get to his feet. Sandow is right there to flip him over and deliver a knee to the back.
Sheamus again tries to crawl away. He hugs on the bottom rope, but Sandow delivers a running knee.
Only good for two
Back to the headlock. Sheamus is able to make his way to his feet. A boot to the gut breaks the hold. Sheamus whips Sandow into the corner and follows it with a splash. He hits the double axe handle combo.
Sandow hanging in the corner. Sheamus again goes for the splash, but Sandow is able to get the boot up.
Reverse cutter from Sandow, but it's only good for two.
Sandow places some knees to the cut before going to the Terminus. Sheamus is able to fight out of it and tries for the White Noise. Sandow is able to wiggle free.
Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick! Sandow is just able to duck the big boot. Off the ropes he goes, and lands a drop kick to the leg.
Sandow tries to follow up his attack, but Sheamus is able to hit the White Noise. He is calling for it, and the crowd wants it.
That gets Sheamus the three count and the victory.
Video package of the announcement WrestleMania XXX will be in New Orleans.
Hype video for The Shield
Awkward segment backstage of Kaitlyn and Cody Rhodes flirting. Cody calls his facial hair a "love 'stache."
Of course he did.
Kaitlyn & Layla vs. Tamina Snuka & Arksana
Arksana and Layla staring things out. They dance for a little bit before Layla kicks Arksana in the butt.
Quick tag to Kaitlyn who flattens Arksana with a running shoulder.
Tamina feints to enter, which distracts Kaitlyn. Arksana takes advantage by sending Kaitlyn over the top rope.
Tamina delivers a nasty clothesline outside the ring.
Kaitlyn is able to make it back inside. Arksana is right there waiting, though, with a sidewalk slam from Arksana. Only good for two.
A hard irish whip in to the corner. Arksana does her sexy crawl to Kaitlyn. The pair exchange slaps before Arksana drops Kaitlyn to the mat.
Arksana locks in the head sicssors and bounce Kaitlyn's head off the canvas. Kaitlyn is able to wiggle free and makes it to her corner.
LAYLA GETS THE HOT TAG! TAMINA GETS THE HOT TAG! EVERYONE GETS THE HOT TAG!
Layla goes wild with drop kicks galore! She hits the LOL: Lots of Layla, but Taminia is able to roll through the pin attempt.
Tamina lifts Layla up and over her head for the Samoan drop. Layal is right be her corner and makes the tag to Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn comes flying in, hits the ropes...
And a nasty spear from Kaitlyn! Huge drop kick from Layla to the incoming Arksana! The cover on Tamina, and that's our match!
Layla looking longingly at the Divas Championship as Kaitlyn holds it above her head.
Raw Rebound of The Rock debuting the new WWE Championship, and CM Punk laying out John Cena.
Backstage with Swagger and Zeb. Wade shows up and says he loves what they are doing. Tonight he will take out Del Rio, one of the perpetrators of the problem
Zeb is not happy with this interruption. Wade is not from here, and he's stealing jobs from Americans. It is Wade who is part of the problem.
Wade tries to talk to Swagger, but is stonewalled with a "we the people."
Jack Swagger vs. Randy Orton
Both men circle, slow to engage. They finally lock up but neither can gain control.
They break and circle again.
Swagger is able to get a roll up, but doesn't get a count.
Uppercut from Orton sends Swagger into the corner. He proceeds to stomp a mud hole in Swagger's ass. Orton is pulled off be the ref. He tries to advance again, but Swagger gets the boot up.
Swagger bounces off the ropes, but meets a shoulder. Neck breaker from Orton gets him a two count.
Orton keeps the offense up by digging Swaggers' head into turnbuckle.
Swagger is able to flip it around and start delivering shoulders to Orton's midsection.
Orton is able to break free. His irish whip is reversed, and he bounces off the opposite post....
And hits a big clothesline on Swagger.
Orton goes for the head lock. Swagger is finally able to get to a vertical base, and slam Orton into the mat. He drops a series of elbows. Orton is finally able to get back to his feet, but is met with a running shoulder block.
Swagger looking impressed with himself. Orton is right there, though, and gets the roll up.
Only good for two.
A big drop kick on the jaw. Orton aiming stomps all over Swagger, before delivering a knee to the face.
Only gets two.
Swagger rolls to the outside. Orton tries to follow, but is caught in a trap! Swagger slams the ankle into unforgiving steel.
Back into the ring we go. Swagger is looking to get the Patriot Act locked in!
Orton is able to kick free.
Swagger is rolled to the outside. Orton is quick to follow with a few lefts and rights. He rolls Swagger into the ring, but Swagger rolls out on the other side. Orton follows through the ring...
And he meets Swagger with a big clothesline.
We come back from commercial with the pair exchanging punches. Swagger's whip is reversed as Orton sends him through the second rope. He sets up for the DDT...
But Swagger breaks free.
Orton slides out of the ring and pulls Swagger with him.
Irish whip reversed as Orton goes shoulder first into the steel steps. Swagger is right there to keep up the assault.
Back into the ring for the cover. Only gets two.
Orton is hanging in the corner. Swagger delivers a series of high knees before going for the splash.
Orton kicks out at two.
Orton slow to his feet. He lands a few elbows to create some space. Swagger charges, but is tossed up and over the top rope.
Again we go outside. Orton drops Swagger back first into the barricade.
Swagger is rolled into the ring. Orton is slow to follow...
And Swagger is ready with a chop block. He follows it up with a top rope splash.
Only gets a two count.
Mathews: "Smurfs are blue!"
I'm not giving you context for that.
Swagger goes for the suplex, but Orton is able to reverse. Orton uses the corner to get to his feet. Swagger charges, but his shoulder meets ringpost.
Orton goes into his vintage Orton routine, but Swagger is able to break it up with a high elbow. He tries to follow it up with a top rope splash, but Orton is there with kick to the gut
Swagger rolls to the apron, which is really not smart given his opponent. Orton is right there for the second rope DDT
Randy is calling for it, the crowd wants it...
But Zeb pulls his friend out of the ring.
Orton is pissed. He reaches over the ropes to grab Swagger, but gets a thumb to the eye for his troubles.
Swagger rolls in...
And he gets the roll up! He gets the three count! Swagger is your winner!
Recap of Heyman, Vickie, Maddox, and Vince shenanigans on Raw.
Trailer for Dead Man Down
Backstage with Wade and Striker. Before it can begin, Sheamus pops in. He wants to do an impression of Wade during Dead Man Down.
He stands still in silence.
Sheamus is very proud of that one.
Wade is not amused. He asks if Sheamus was having fun when he was losing to The Shield.
Because that was bloody hilarious.
The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
The Miz locks up Cody's waist. Cody is able break free by tripping Miz.
The Miz hits the shoulder block. He runs up the turnbuckle, but Cody is right there to pull him off.
Cody doesn't let up, stomping Miz's hurt shoulder.
Goes for the cover, but Miz kicks out at two.
Back to work on the should. The Miz breaks free with a few well placed elbows. Miz turns around and charges, but meets a kick to the shoulder.
Cody ties Miz up in the ropes. The Miz breaks free with a kick to the gut. Miz with the roll up, but Cody rolls out of it...
And delivers a nasty knee to the face
Only good for two.
Cody again goes to work on Miz's shoulder.
The Miz is finally able to get to a standing base. He flips over Cody and hits the superkick.
Only gets two.
Cody stumbles into the corner. The Miz charges, and his shoulder meets ring post.
Cody tries for the Alabama Slam...
But Miz slides out of it. He goes for the Figure Four...
And Cody taps! The Miz is your winner!
Propaganda from Swagger and Zeb
Before the match can start, Swagger and Zeb come out to the ramp to watch on.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Wade Barrett
Bell rings. They lock up. Del Rio with a hip toss to gain early control. He sends Wade into the corner.
Del Rio tries to advance, but Wade is able to flip positions. He looks at Ricardo before delievering a few punches to the midsection.
Again he looks over at Ricardo. Del Rio is able to take advantage and flip Wade to the mat. He lands a sharp kick to the back. Wade rolls out of the ring.
Ricardo laughs at Wade's pain. The Intercontinental Champion does not appreciate this, and chases after the little guy...
And Del Rio lands a baseball slide under the ropes to leave Wade laid out.
We come back from commercial with Wade in control of the match. Del Rio is able to land a few punches, but is whipped to the corner. Wade tries to follow, but Del Rio is able to get the elbow up. To the top rope he goes...
And Wade pushes him off, sending him crashing to the outside.
Wade slides outside and bounces Del Rio's face off the steel steps. He follows this up with a whip to the opposite steps.
Back into the ring we go. Wade goes for the cover, but only gets two.
Wade wth the head lock. Del Rio makes it to his feet with a few punches. He runs the ropes, but Wade is right there with a kick to the gut and a pump handle suplex.
Wade ties Del Rio up in the ropes. He hits a series of high knees, and ends the onslaught with a kick to the face.
Del Rio is crawling on the outside. Wade rolls out and fetches him. The cover attempt, but Del Rio kicks out at two.
Wade drops a trilogy of elbows. Again, only gets a two count.
Wade back to the headlock. Del Rio is able to back it to his feet. Wade sends him into the corner. He tries to follow, but meets a high elbow.
Del Rio with a drop kick from the top rope.
Both men are slow to make it to their feet.
Wade with the big boot.
Del Rio is able to recover and gets his shine with a clothesline - clothesline - backbreaker - superkick combo. Wade crawls to the corner. Del Rio is calling for the running enziguri...
Wade catches him with the Winds of Change!
Only gets two.
Del Rio whips Wade into the corner. Wade tries to get boot up, but Del Rio sends his feet into the ropes. He lands a series of kidney shots and finishes it off with a backstabber.
Del Rio is calling for it! The crowd wants it! He goes for the Cross Arm Breaker...
Swagger walks up and starts screaming, "We the people!" Del Rio is distracted by this madness.
Wade takes advantage with a roll up!
Only good for two.
Huge boot by Wade! Del Rio is hurt.
Wade is calling for it! He goes for the Bullhammer...
And Del Rio reverses into the Cross Arm Breaker! Wade taps! Wade taps! Alberto Del Rio is your winner!
Del Rio and Swagger engage in a stare down.
Fade to black.