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WWE Smackdown spoilers from London for April 20, 2012 edition

Words can't express how excited I am for this Friday's Smackdown.

WWE is still in the O2 Arena in jolly ol' England but today, they're filming with the Blue Crew.

So what can you expect to see on April 20?

Brodus Clay takes on Hunico -- I'm sure you can figure out how that one ends -- and Alberto Del Rio takes on The Big Show in a non-title affair.

The show is main evented by the team of Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Great Khali taking on the combined forces of Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes.

So why am I so excited?

Well, because a "Very European" Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW) standout will make his WWE TV debut.

Full spoilers, courtesy of, after the jump.

The show kicked off with Daniel Bryan making his way to the ring to cut a promo. The crowd was hot for him as he talked up his match with Sheamus at Extreme Rules. A.J. came out to talk things out with her former boo but Bryan was not available. He told the lovely lady he wishes she had never been born. Ouch.

It led to a match between her and Natalya which A.J. lost due to disqualification. It seemed all her pent up hostility exploded in a fit of 103-pound rage and Nattie Neidhart was unlucky enough to be there.

The third Damien Sandow TitanTron video debuted. Good.

"Funkasaurus" Brodus Clay defeated Hunico in a squash. Clay had Hornswaggle with him -- why? -- and the ilttle guy hit a Tadpole Splash on the rulebreaker after the match. So Santino, Clay and Hornswaggle? Okay.

NXT mainstays Titus O'Neil and Darren Young were backstage with John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long. Johnny Ace confirmed they've been signed to Smackdown. Movin' on up! A quick interview with Randy Orton where he reveals his Extreme Rules match with Kane will be Falls Count Anywhere later and the newly signed duo took on The Usos in tag compeition. O'Neil and Young picked up the win.

Alberto Del Rio got a non-title victory over The Big Show after Cody Rhodes showed up and nailed his foe with a Beautiful Disaster Kick. Afterwards, the Intercontinental Champion chased the grandson of a plumber through the crowd.

Ryback won a squash against a dude named Danny Merman. MerMAN!

William Regal and Teddy Long -- who was dressed like a Beefeater -- were backstage and freakin' Antonio Cesaro showed up to talk over a contract with Laurinaitis. Aksana was also there, proving she wasn't really into Teddy at all. Cold blooded. They were playing up signing new talent to the Blue Crew.

Before the main event could start, Rhodes attacked Khali forcing him to limp backstage. Just when it seemed the rulebreakers would have a three on two advantage, The Big Show pops in to pull double duty.

The ending came when Orton nailed Henry with an RKO and won the match.

Any show with Cesaro gets a thumbs up in my book. What do the rest of you Cagesiders think?

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