WWE SmackDown returns to the USA Network this coming Thursday night (May 12, 2016) from Des Moines, Iowa but the show was taped, as usual, on Tuesday. 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:
- Dean Ambrose opened the show saying he's even with Chris Jericho now after destroying his light up jacket following Jericho's destruction of Mitch the potted plant. Jericho attacked him with a straitjacket.
- Rusev def. Sin Cara with The Accolade after laying out Kalisto, who was on commentary for the match, with some help from Lana throwing water at him.
- Dana Brooke def. Becky Lynch via roll up distraction thanks to Emma. She came out to Emma's theme, by the way.
- AJ Styles told Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows he would take care of Roman Reigns if he tried to interfere in a scheduled tag match between The Club and The Usos later on.
- The New Day did their thing until The Vaudevillains interrupted, leading to a match where Aiden English def. Kofi Kingston. At one point in the match, Simon Gotch, Big E, and Xavier Woods were all ejected from ringside and English cheated to score the winning fall.
- Roman Reigns told Jimmy and Jey Usos he would take care of AJ Styles if he tried to interfere in a scheduled tag match between The Usos and The Club later on.
- The Usos def. The Club via disqualification when Luke Gallows used a steel chair. He and Anderson both used chairs to beat The Usos down.
- R-Truth did a backstage segment trying to make a selfie stick.
- They did another vignette for Darren Young and Bob Backlund. Bob asked what time it was so Darren checked his phone. Backlund mistook this for him making a phone call, so he ordered him to do 200 squats.
- Gorgeous Truth def. Goldust & Fandango in a weird one. Goldust and Truth wouldn't fight each other and ultimately Breeze and Fandango beat them both down. Breeze pinned Goldust after Fandango had laid him out and the heels left together.
- Renee Young interviewed Charlotte and Ric Flair about Extreme Rules. They'll win, essentially.
- Cesaro & Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens & The Miz didn't have a finish as they all did their finishers and Miz turned on Owens with the Skull Crushing Finale. Cesaro did a long swing and the babyfaces ended up with the edge to close the show.
As you can see in the photo above, WWE originally promoted Reigns vs. Gallows in a singles match but obviously changed their minds.