WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (Feb. 1, 2013) from San Diego, California, 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 (via ProWrestling.net):
-- Booker T opened the evening by trying to set up an Elimination Chamber match with the following wrestlers in the ring: Sheamus, Randy Orton, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Great Khali, and Dolph Ziggler. It led to Jack Swagger making his BIG return and saying he wants to be in the Chamber match. Ziggler stepped out, apparently because he doesn't need to be in a match like that seeing as he holds the Money in the Bank briefcase. So Booker booked him against Alberto Del Rio for later in the show.
-- Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara def. Team Hell No. The hometown crowd got to see their boy win? Interesting.
-- Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal in a nothing match that was nothing. So much nothing.
-- Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow didn't have a finish because The Shield make their presence felt with a triple powerbomb on Sheamus, who didn't receive any help from John Cena after helping him on Raw. What a guy, right?
-- Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett in a non-title bout that only led to an interview with Barrett about Bo Dallas, who he found and beat down thanks to the Royal Rumble match.
-- Alberto Del Rio attacked Big Show backstage with a baseball bat as retaliation for what happened on Raw.
-- Del Rio def. Dolph Ziggler in the main event with the Cross Armbreaker. This led to another segment with Big Show attacking Ricardo Rodriguez backstage.
This one sounds pretty underwhelming, Cagesiders. The Rock is a busy man, sure, but he should have appeared on the first show after winning the WWE championship.