WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 19, 2015) from Kansas City, Missouri with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring all the latest build to the upcoming WrestleMania 31 pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Santa Clara, California.
Because SmackDown is a taped show, you can simply go read the spoilers to know everything that happens (find them by clicking here). We will provide results with a live blog below anyway.
You can use this space to discuss all the events as they occur, however, and it's probably going to enhance your viewing experience. In fact, I know it is because we're a lot of fun around here.
Enjoy the show!
BaconStrips here. Let's run this gauntlet...
WWE Signature and a replay of the amazing interview with Brock Lesnar
Roman Reigns is out to start this show. He starts to talk about Brock Lesnar, but is interrupted by Mark Henry, who reminds us of last Friday's show. Henry tells Reigns that he believes that he can definitely beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.
This causes The Authority to come out. They laugh at Reigns' claim that he will beat Brock Lesnar. Seth Rollins holds his briefcase up and says that anything can happen at WrestleMania. He also breaks the news that Randy Orton will not step foot in the arena tonight.
Rollins says that he's in the mood for a tune-up, so Kane announces Rollins/Kane vs Reigns/Henry for tonight.
Tatsumi Fujinami is announced as the next member of the WWE Hall of Fame
Paige vs Brie Bella
This was a pretty fast paced match that ends with (SURPRISE!!!) a roll-up pin. Yeah...
Paige def Brie Bella
Recap of last night's main storyline involving Randy Orton, The Authority, and Sting.
J&J Security tells some security people to keep Randy Orton out.
Dean Ambrose vs Stardust
This part goes pretty quick. Both men get some good offense in, but Ambrose rolls Stardust up for the win. After the fall, Stardust beats the hell out of Ambrose
Dean Ambrose def Stardust
Dean Ambrose vs R-Truth
Dirty Deeds. Ambrose wins.
Dean Ambrose def R-Truth
Dean Ambrose vs Luke Harper
This part was very physical and very awesome. Both men utilized a bunch of high-impact moves, but Luke Harper got the upper hand with the discus and a Brodie Bomb.
Luke Harper def Dean Ambrose
Daniel Bryan vs Luke Harper
This part was definitely as awesome as advertised. Both men beat the hell out of each other. Bryan focused on Harper's leg, and that proved to be his downfall when Bryan locked in a leg lock (Heel Hook...thanks ReverendKain) for the submission win.
Daniel Bryan def Luke Harper
Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler
Just read the two participants here, and you can imagine how awesome this was. This was everything you would want and more. This was a bona-fide clinic, and I want more. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the win following a great ending sequence.
Dolph Ziggler def Daniel Bryan; Ziggler wins the gauntlet match
After the final bell, Ziggler and Bryan shake hands, then get destroyed by Bad News Barrett.
Oh hey, a video package for AJ/Paige (Legion of Womb) vs The Bella Twins at WrestleMania
The Brass Ring Club (Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya) vs Los Matadores and El Torito (Interspecies)
Yeah...this happened. This match was obviously for the kids, and that's all to say about that.
The Brass Ring Club def Los Matadores
and Mark Henry vs Seth Rollins and Kane
As Roman Reigns waits for Mark Henry, the cameras cut to the back where he is lying unconscious in the back. This has now become a handicap match.
Although the odds are heavily in The Authority's favor, Reigns is easily able to overcome them to beat The Authority after spearing Kane.
Roman Reigns def Seth Rollins and Kane
After the match, Seth Rollins awkwardly stands in the ring until Randy Orton's music plays. Orton sneaks into the ring and starts attacking Rollins. Security tries to stop them, but they get destroyed. Almost everyone gets the RKO except for Rollins, who is able to escape to end the show.