WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (March 14, 2014) from Little Rock, Arkansas, but the show was taped, as usual, on Tuesday night. 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:
- Triple H started with a promo announcing Daniel Bryan would not be making an appearance on the show. He's pissed at the fans now, you see, and he's going to make them pay for what they did on Raw this week. He's going to end the Yes Movement by making sure Bryan doesn't get his happy ending at WrestleMania 30. He called out Damien Sandow and put him in a match for not doing as he was told on Raw.
- Seth Rollins squashed Sandow in a quick match. Sandow tried to leave but Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns wouldn't let him go before hitting a triple powerbomb. I guess they're back to doing The Authority's dirty work?
- Big E def. Fandango in a quick match. Nothing special here.
- Bad News Barrett's promo was on Undertaker. He claimed the streak will end this year and it will lead to rampant unhappiness for all. Yeah, sure.
- Rhodes Brothers def. Real Americans in a match that continued to push the dissension between Jack Swagger and Cesaro. Post-match beatdown sees the heels take out the babyfaces until the tag champs, The Usos, make the save.
- Bray Wyatt def. Kofi Kingston in a surprisingly good match. Kofi got plenty of offense in but sold well for Sister Abigail and did the job to the shockingly over Wyatt Family leader.
- Kane tells The Shield to be at ringside for his match with Big Show in the main event. They claim not to take their orders from Kane, but will be there anyway because it's what's best for business. This sounds like the dumbest thing.
- Nikki Bella def. Tamina in a quick match with AJ Lee at ringside. Nikki was on Twitter talking about a title shot when Natalya failed to win the Divas title on Main Event, so they might be headed toward a Bella feud.
- Dolph Ziggler def. Alberto Del Rio clean in a long, strong match. After, Renee Young hit the ring to do an interview and he vowed to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30. So he beat Del Rio and got some promo time on TV. Things may be looking up for Dolph after all.
- Carlos Colon was officially announced for the WWE Hall of Fame class 2014.
- Lana and Alexander Rusev do their usual schtick that is so far beyond annoying at this point, his wrestling will get over just because it will mean this nonsense has stopped.
- Big Show def. Kane in a bad match in the main event with the choke slam. It was more about the post-match angle, with Kane taking out his frustration on The Shield for not making sure he won. He tried to choke slam Seth Rollins but ate a spear from Roman Reigns and the hounds of justice stood tall to end the evening.
That's the show, Cagesiders. Your thoughts?