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WWE SmackDown spoilers for May 2, 2014: Dean Ambrose defends the U.S. title

WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (May 2, 2014) from Kansas City, Missouri, 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:

- They did a contract signing for the El Torito vs. Hornswoggle match. It goes about the way you would imagine. Vickie Guerrero played the role of JBL and cracked short jokes before it broke down in chaos.

- Rob Van Dam def. Jack Swagger in a short match. Cesaro and Paul Heyman were ringside for it and Cesaro interfered to help RVD win. Post-match melee.

- Alexander Rusev def. R-Truth via disqualification after Xavier Woods interfered. This was basically the Raw match with the two players switched out. Later in the show, they ran this match back. Live, they said it was a rematch but it's far more likely they wanted to re-tape it.

- Daniel Bryan cut a promo, still wearing the neckbrace, saying his marriage is just as important to him as the WWE world heavyweight championship. At Extreme Rules, he's going to send Kane to hell "even if I have to go with him". Kane showed up on the titantron for a promo of his own. Fire from the posts. Cut scene.

- The Wyatt Family def. Sheamus & The Usos in a solid TV match. Bray got the pin on one of the Usos after Sister Abigail.

- Dolph Ziggler def. Damien Sandow and the best part of this is that Sandow was still dressed as Magneto. Sadly, the crowd decided to go with a dueling chant throughout the five minute match: "We want Ryder" vs. "No we don't".

- Big E def. Titus O'Neil in a non-title match via disqualification, then destroyed him after.

- Dean Ambrose def. Ryback, Curtis Axel, and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4-Way match to retain his U.S. title. After, the heels attacked Ambrose but Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns made the save with Superman punches and Triple Powerbombs and the like. That's what sends us to Extreme Rules.

That's the show, folks. Your thoughts?

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