WWE Friday Night SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 21, 2014) from Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the go home edition to the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday night in Minneapolis.
Because SmackDown is a taped show, you can simply go read the spoilers to know everything that happens (find them by clicking here). That means there isn't much need for a full blown live blog, though we'll be sure to deliver results and detailed updates as the action hits the air.
You can use this space to discuss all the events as they occur, however, and it's probably going to enhance your viewing experience. In fact, I know it is because we're a lot of fun around here.
Enjoy the show!
- Daniel Bryan def. Jack Swagger in a match heavy on psychology, namely that Swagger worked over Bryan's injured shoulder. In the end, Bryan got the roll up victory but Vickie Guerrero came out with Kane and ordered another match right away with Cesaro.
- Bryan def. Cesaro via disqualification after Kane interfered following a good, long match. Kane hit the choke slam and went out of the ring after to say Cesaro had been DQ'ed due to outside interference. Bryan was laid out and doing bad. Still, Cesaro climbed in the ring and hit the Neutralizer before leaving.
- Christian interview telling Renee Young that he's sick of all the nonsense and he WILL win the WWE world heavyweight title if it's the last thing he does before retiring.
- Bray Wyatt promo leads into The Wyatt Family taking on Rhodes Brothers and Rey Mysterio. They win, of course, after yet another great six-man tag match. Started a little slow but had some cool spots by the end.
- Sheamus interview. He's looking forward to taking on a fired up Christian just to prove himself headed into the Chamber match this weekend.
- They did a dance-off between Summer Rae and Emma with Fandango and Santino Marella cheering them on. Emma won, but they controlled the crowd noise for this taped show and it looked like they needed to. Still, more people are catching on to Emma's dance.
- Dolph Ziggler def. Titus O'Neil via roll up after Darren Young distracted O'Neil by climbing on the announce desk and blowing his whistle at him. The match sucked and the angle isn't doing well either, not to the live crowds. And that's on a taped show where WWE controls the noise.
- Jimmy Uso def. Road Dogg in a quick match. Nothing special.
- Sheamus def. Christian in a good enough match, though it definitely could have been better. Christian has no momentum going into this weekend, while Sheamus at least has a win backing him in the storyline. Not sure any of this will matter for anything anyway.