WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 26, 2015) from Los Angeles, California with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the go home show to the upcoming WrestleMania 31 pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this Sunday night 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 do this?!?
No WWE Signature...only the SmackDown intro and pyro.
Jimmy Uso vs Big E vs Fernando vs Cesaro
This served as an entertaining preview to the Fatal 4 Way tag title match at WrestleMania. There were some creative spots during this one, including Big E German Suplexing Cesaro and Jimmy Uso WHILE they were superplexing Fernando from the apron into the ring.
A few more creative spots, and the match ended when Jimmy Uso splashed and pinned Cesaro because LOLTAGCHAMPS.
Jimmy Uso def Big E, Fernando, and Cesaro
Renee Young and Byron Saxton are live at WrestleMania Axxess. They show the SportsCenter interview with Brock Lesnar announcing his intentions to stay with WWE.
A Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar video package is played.
An Intercontinental Ladder Match video package is played. It retraces the history of WWE ladder matches.
A Rusev/John Cena package is played.
Aloe Blacc is announced to be the singer of America the Beautiful.
Back to the video packages. This time, it's for Randy Orton/Seth Rollins
A women's promo segment from the SmackDown tapings is up now. The first half or so is AJ and Paige settling their differences and vowing to tag against the Bellas.
At this point, the Bellas come down with mics in hand. Although Brie's acting is its usual self, Nikki cuts a very fiery promo about how everyone wants to be them, and how AJ and Paige are the freaks in the locker room. AJ and Paige accept their freak status as it makes them who they are.
More words are exchanged, and Nikki starts to head toward the ring, but backs down. Paige tells them that they are not the ones backing down. Nikki replies with "See you bitches on Sunday"
Very well done segment.
More video packages. Sting/Triple H is up now.
An excellent Undertaker/Bray Wyatt package, complete with Johnny Cash
Eight Man Teddy Long Extravaganza
We've got John Cena, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns vs Bray Wyatt, Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane.
This goes exactly as you would expect. Babyfaces get initial momentum, but are stopped by the heels, who take control for a good while (Cena is the one taking the punishment for most of this). Cena comes back and hot tags Bryan, who cleans house. Bryan gets hit by a Rollins enziguiri, and Big Show is tagged in. Show knocks Reigns off the apron. Reigns reenters the ring and spears almost everyone. Cena AAs Show, then Bryan hits the knee for the win.
Team Cena def Team Wyatt
The babyfaces celebrate to take us to WrestleMania