WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (May 10, 2013) from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina but the show was taped, as usual, on Tuesday night (May 7). That means full spoilers are readily available, if you're the impatient type who doesn't want to wait a couple days for the payoff.
Unwrap that present early (via noDQ.com):
- Chris Jericho gets the ball rolling with Highlight Reel, special guest Ryback discusses his change in attitude, and how fans don't respect him. Teddy Long announces Ryback will face Chris Jericho later tonight. Ryback then attacks Jericho.
- Kofi Kingston defeats Cody Rhodes.
- Recap of Brock Lesnar attack at the WWE Headquarters.
- It is announced that Triple H & Brock Lesnar will have a face-to-face confrontation on next week's Raw (May 13).
- Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) fought Big E Langston (w/Dolph Ziggler & AJ Lee) in a No DQ match. Alberto Del Rio was on commentary.
- Dean Ambrose (w/Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) defeated Daniel Bryan (w/Kane) by DQ. Lots of "Yes!" chants. The match ends when Kofi Kingston runs in to attack Ambrose for the DQ.
- A taped segment airs in which Mark Henry shows off his strength by pulling two tractor trailers.
- Randy Orton talks about The Big Show in a backstage interview.
- The Big Show defeats Tensai. After the match, Big Show tries to hit Brodus Clay with a WMD, but Randy Orton runs out to hit an RKO on Big Show.
- Backstage segment with Kaitlyn & Natalya trying to figure out the identity of her secret admirer.
- Chris Jericho defeats Ryback by DQ when Ryback crotches Jericho on the turnbuckle post. After the match, Ryback grabs Jericho, throwing him over the announce table.
- Josh Mathews interviews Mark Henry in the ring. We learn the two tractor trailers weigh 55 tons. Henry states that he has more to do tonight.
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That's the show, Cagesiders. Be sure to watch for our SmackDown Preview post first thing Friday morning, and then join us at 8 p.m. ET for our SmackDown Live Blog. Stop by again on Saturday for our SmackDown Video Playlist and our full Results and Reactions post dissecting the show for you as well.