WWE SmackDown comes walking back into our lives tonight (April 5, 2013) from Washington D.C. with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the go home show to WrestleMania 29 this Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
For those of you too impatient to wait until later this evening, feel free to check out the spoilers by clicking here. Or if you just want to be prepped and primed for the night, read the Precap by clicking here.
Come back here at 8 p.m. ET for the SmackDown live blog.
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR APRIL 5
C.J. here to cap the week off right.
Recap of last week's weight lifting competition between Ryback and Mark Henry.
Michael Cole and JBL are at WWE Axxess. I'm not sure what happened, but there was no sound for me.
Ryback vs. Primo & Epico
Primo with the side headlock. He sends Ryback into the ropes, who comes back with a shoulder block. Ryback hits a suplex before delivering a chop to the corner. He whips Primo from post to post. Ryback tries to follow, but meets a boot.
Ryback stumbles, then charges. Primo drops the toe hold into the ropes.
Tag to Epico, who comes flying in with a top rope drop kick. He stomps on Ryback before dragging him to the heel's corner.
Tag back to Primo. The pair commence on a double team stomp.
Tag to Epico, who goes for the pinfall.
Gets no count.
Epico with a headlock. Ryback picks him up and sends him flying.
Tag back to Primo. He charges...
And meets back body drop.
Ryback going for a DDT. Epico charges into the ring and sweeps the leg. They both send Ryback off the ropes...
Double spear by Ryback!
Ryback is going to go for it!
Two man shell shock!
Ryback wins by steroids.
Recap of Jack Swagger attacking Alberto Del Rio on Raw.
At Axxess, where Cole and JBL are hyping up Diddy being at WrestleMania 29. Looks like the sound problem was fixed up.
They say this year is the most popular Axxess ever.
Hype video for Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar.
Cole and JBL hyping about how awesome Axxess is. Because now I want to get up, travel to New York right now, and chill with a bust on Andre The Giant.
Hype video for Bruno Sammartino's Hall of Fame career and induction.
Hype video for Fandango
Fandango attack Chris Jericho on Raw.
Shakey cam promo from The Shield.
This time of year, everyone wants to make history.
The Eye of Justice is always watching.
Believe in The Shield.
Cole and JBL hyping up The Shield
Hype video for The Shield
Recap of Sheamus, Randy Orton, and The Big Show attack The Shield last SmackDown.
FUNKAY'S ON A ROLL!
The Bella Twins and Team Rhodes Scholars. Dress as The Funkadactyls and Tons of Funk. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow are in fat suits. Rhodes has Japanese script on his face and bald cap.
I think Sandow is eating a Twinkie.
And now Rhodes is being fed a donut.
Sandow with a mic. He tells us a wise man once said is imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
But in this case, it's to point out the lunacy of Tons of Funk.
Rhodes beleives they are much better looking and much better dancers.
Sandow says that Tons of Funk do not belong in the same ring as Team Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes believes they should be in a petting zoo.
The Bellas: "You're welcome!"
Out comes Tons of Funk and The Funkadactyls. They are pissed.
And we got a brawl!
Rhodes is sent flying over the top rope by
Tensai Sweet T.
Sandow eats a splash by Clay before being clotheslined out of the ring.
Tons of Funk and The Funkadactyls celebrating in the ring.
Cole and JBL hyping the WWE store at Axxess.
Recap of WrestleMania press conference.
Cole and JBL hyping up The Undertaker vs. CM Punk.
Hype video for The Undertaker vs. CM Punk.
Cole and JBL hyping up Axxess. Apparently you can climb up a ladder and reach for the Money of the Bank briefcase.
Cole telling us to check out Vince McMahon's twitter.
Video showing how many miles people traveled to get to WrestleMania.
Hype video of Donald Trump's Hall of Fame career with WWE.
Cole and JBL talking about the Cenation audio both, where you can record your own track.
Cole trying to rap to Cena's intro.
It was exactly as bad as it sounds, if not worse.
Recap of Cena's promo on Raw.
Recap of The Rock's promo on Raw.
Renee Young interviewing Alberto Del Rio.
Recap of Del Rio being attacked by Swagger.
Del Rio says it's a good thing he's at Axxess, and not at SmackDown.
The match will not be about politics, but about the World Heavyweight Championship.
It's not about being American, but about the world coming together.
Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston
Both men circle. Swagger pushes Kofi into the corner.
Kofi spins out and lands a few kicks before the ref pulls him off.
They circle again. Swagger gains control of the arm. Kofi tries to flip out, but it goes no where. Swagger drags Kofi to the mat. Kofi tries to get to his feet before finally dragging Swagger down.
Off the ropes Swagger flies. Kofi jumps over him a few times before finally hitting the drop kick.
Swagger pops right back up. Kofi is sent into the corner. Swagger tries to follow, but Kofi lands the pendulum kick.
Off the top rope comes Kofi for a flying clothesline!
Only gets one.
Swagger rolls out of the ring for a breather.
We come back from commercial with Swagger beating down Kofi and screaming "We the people!" He sends Kofi into the corner and lands a series of knees to the midsection.
Flip into the middle of the ring, and Swagger locks the butterfly.
Kofi is sent to the corner. Swagger tries to follow and meets a high boot.
Kofi goes into his shine routine.
Swagger plucks Kofi out of midair. Kofi wiggles free and tries to pull Swagger down for the pin. Swagger stands tall.
Kofi is able to hit the monkey flip to send Swagger flying.
Swagger pops back up and drops Kofi. He goes for the Swagger Bomb...
And eats a pair of boots.
Kofi springboards off the ropes for the cross body.
Only good for two.
Swagger with a quick power slam. He sets Kofi up on the turnbuckle. He is going for the superplex.
Headbutt by Kofi drops Swagger. Kofi goes flying...
And Swagger catches him out of midair. He goes for the gut wrench powerbomb...
Kofi wiggles out and hits S.O.S.
Colter up on the apron to distract Kofi. And of course Kofi obliges.
Chop block by Swagger, and the Patriot Lock makes Kofi taps.
Swagger wins via Kofi's lack of focus
You can make your own joke about that one.
Fade to black.