WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (March 7, 2014) from Detroit, Michigan, 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:
- Batista opens with a promo but Daniel Bryan comes out to be the hero. Naturally, Kane shows up help "The Animal". Then, Big Show makes the save for his "big" return after some time off. Guess what this leads to? Tag team main event!
- Christian def. Dolph Ziggler thanks to a distraction from Alberto Del Rio, who was on commentary. So it appears they're going back to a Ziggler-Del Rio feud again. Joy.
- The Usos def. Rybaxel for yet another win since becoming tag champs.
- Natalya & Eva Marie def. AJ Lee & Tamina when Natalya tapped AJ with the Sharpshooter. It's shocking Lee still has the Divas championship, right?
- The Shield came out for a promo to work out their issues but Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose couldn't get along. The break up continues...
- Sheamus def. Alberto Del Rio in a standard match with the Brogue Kick.
- Big E def. Jack Swagger yet again but it was really just to tease more dissension within the Real Americans. Looking more and more like Cesaro vs. Swagger at WrestleMania.
- Big Show and Bryan cut a promo before the main event, apparently naming their impromptu tag team "Respect the Beard, Fear the Giant". They end up defeating Batista and Kane when Show hits a WMD on Kane and Bryan cleans up with the pin. The show goes off the air with Bryan on Show's shoulders doing a "YES" chant.
That's the show, Cagesiders. Your thoughts?