WWE SmackDown returns to the USA Network this coming Thursday night (May 5, 2016) from Kansas City, Missouri 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:
- The show started with Chris Jericho hosting The Highlight Reel with Sami Zayn as his special guest. When The Miz interrupted, Jericho lost his mind and left. Naturally, there was a confrontation leading to a match that Zayn won via disqualification when Kevin Owens left his spot on commentary and attacked. Cesaro ran in and ended up clearing the ring and posing with the title.
- Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows were trying to appeal to AJ Styles to get extreme if he wants to beat Roman Reigns. Styles wanted to find him to have a talk.
- The Vaudevillains def. The Social Outcasts, represented by Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel. Big Cass showed up after and laid waste to Aiden English and Simon Gotch before also doing the same to Axel.
- Natalya & Becky Lynch def. Charlotte (with Ric Flair) & Emma with Nattie forcing Emma to tap to the Sharpshooter.
- They showed Styles talking to Reigns backstage, asking if he had plans to get involved in the scheduled Usos vs. Anderson & Gallows match later. Reigns told him he does what he wants and the Usos are family.
- Rusev def. Zack Ryder with ease. Kalisto came out after, attacked, then bailed.
- They did a backstage segment with Fandango, Goldust, R-Truth, and Tyler Breeze. There was dancing. Whatever.
- Darren Young finally got his wish and got his idea to run a program with Bob Backlund on TV. He recruited Bob to be his life coach. Backlund agreed but only if he would make wrestling is life.
- Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. The Usos ended up without a finish when Anderson kicked at Roman Reigns, who was on the outside, and a brawl broke loose. Naturally, because Styles was also there, this led to a six-man tag.
- The Usos & Roman Reigns def. Anderson & Gallows & Styles, with Reigns pinning Anderson after a spear. They ended the show with a staredown between champion and challenger.
That's it. You watching?