WWE SmackDown returns to SyFy this coming Thursday night (Mar. 12, 2015) 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:
- Daniel Bryan kicked off the show to announce that he is in the Intercontinental title ladder match at WrestleMania 31. So that puts that to bed. Finally. All the rest of the participants made their way out for a brawl to set up the main event. Tag team match, playa!
- The Brass Ring Club & Los Matadores def. The Usos & The New Day in an eight-man tag match that is more or less a preview of what these folks will be doing at WrestleMania. Los Matadores went all twin magic to win.
- Ryback def. The Miz with Damien Mizdow absent from ringside. There was a backstage interview that featured Mizdow saying Miz should be worried about Ryback and Miz saying he wasn't.
- Roman Reigns was out for a promo but a returning Mark Henry interrupted to say that Reigns needs to earn more respect. Naturally, this led to Reigns spearing Henry through the barricade.
- Paige & AJ Lee def. Summer Rae & Cameron in the match you would expect. The Bella Twins were out on commentary and they teased a brawl after the match but the farthest they got was Nikki throwing her jacket at Paige.
- Dean Ambrose & Daniel Bryan & Dolph Ziggler def. Bad News Barrett & Stardust & Luke Harper with Bryan scoring the winning pinfall on Harper. In what will surely be a dark segment, Ambrose and Ziggler turn on Bryan by calling him a turd. Bryan asks the crowd if he is, in fact, a turd and they give him the old "NO" chant. Fun was had by all.
It should be noted that it appears the "Randy Orton returns to SmackDown" advertisement will be paid off in the form of an interview.
That's the show, folks. Your thoughts?