WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Friday night (May 30, 2014) from Atlanta, Georgia, 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:
- The two dark matches were Emma & Santino defeating Fandango & Layla before the Main Event taping and Dolph Ziggler defeating Sami Zayn before the SmackDown taping. Zayn is so close to the main roster you can almost taste it.
- The Shield opened with a promo. Apparently a fan jumped the barricade leading to an awkward situation that will undoubtedly be edited out of the SyFy airing of this show. Either way, The Shield said Evolution will be extinct come Sunday night.
- Cesaro def. Kofi Kingston in a basic squash match. Be on the lookout for a great uppercut with Kofi coming off the top.
- Paige def. Tamina Snuka while Alicia Fox had her way with the Divas title during the match.
- Bo Dallas def. Xavier Woods because he Bolieved more.
- El Torito def. Jinder Mahal and all anyone can talk about is the fact that the bull's tail is still missing.
- Sheamus def. Bad News Barrett clean with the Brogue Kick. Paul Heyman was on commentary and Sheamus grabbed him up after the match but apparently nothing came of it.
- Big E def. Titus O'Neil in a squash match while Rusev and Lana watched from outside.
- Adam Rose def. Jack Swagger, and it appears entirely possible this match won't be happening at Payback. We'll see.
- Bray Wyatt def. Jimmy Uso in a Last Man Standing match. Practice makes perfect, or something like that.
That's the show, folks. Your thoughts?