Here’s SmackDown! in case you missed it:
From The GIANT Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania:
Hosted by Josh Matthews, Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL).
This week opens with WWE Champion The Rock as he told a story about when he was a teenager, and how he and his parents moved from Nashville, Tennessee to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He mentioned how he and his friends used to visit Hershey Park (Hershey is one hour away from Bethlehem). He also mentioned how he came up with one of his catchphrases, and while he was telling his story, the former Executive Vice President of Talent Relations/General Manager John “Johnny Ace” Laurinaitis appeared!!! He talked about how he was WWE’s “greatest General Manager”, and how John Cena took it from him. He offered to stand in The Rock’s corner during the WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania.
The Rock responded with a spinebuster, and The People’s Elbow!!!
1. A NON-TITLE MATCH: Chris Jericho vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
THE SPECIAL GUEST COMMENTATOR FOR THIS MATCH: The Miz.
THE WINNER: CHRIS JERICHO!!!
POST-MATCH INTERVIEW: Chris Jericho continued to butcher Fandango’s name until he appeared. Jericho was ready to fight, but Fandango opted to walk away (again).
INTERVIEW: Paul Heyman.
Josh Matthews wanted to know why Paul Heyman felt that Triple H’s (Hunter Hearst Helmsley) career will end after his match with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. He believes that Hunter made big mistakes thinking that he can compete with him and Lesnar, along with blindly agreeing to the match that could end his career. Heyman also stated that Hunter has also ruined his own career in WWE.
2. A BENCH PRESS CHALLENGE: RyBack vs. “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry.
THE NUMBER OF REPS COMPLETED BY MARK HENRY: 53.
When RyBack was about to finish his 54th rep, Mark Henry tried to smash the 95-pound barbell on his neck!!! SmackDown! General Manager Booker T, SmackDown!
Senior Advisor Theodore R. “Teddy” Long, WWE Referee Scott Armstrong and the paramedics examined RyBack as he slowly stood up on his own while he was still winded from the attack.
3. A MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH: Dolph Ziggler and A.J. Lee with Big E Langston vs. WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan and WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane.
THE WINNERS: DANIEL BRYAN AND KAITLYN!!!
The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) expressed their thoughts about facing Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Big Show at Wrestlemania.
4. The Great Khali with Hornswoggle and Natalya Neidhart vs. “A Real American” Jack Swagger with Zeb Coulter.
BOTH MEN WERE COUNTED OUT.
After the countout, Hornswoggle save The Great Khali from The Patriot Lock by attacking Swagger. Swagger noticed him and he tried to run away, but Zeb Coulter stood in his way. Swagger then threw Hornswoggle head first into a barricade, and then, Ricardo Rodriguez appeared. Swagger and Coulter were stunned by his appearance, until Swagger was attacked from behind by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio. del Rio had Swagger in the Cross-Arm Breaker as Coulter grabbed his face. Rodriguez hit Coulter on his back with his crutch, and tossed the crutch to del Rio who tried to hit Swagger with it as he continuously dodged it.
INTERVIEW: Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Big Show.
New WWE Correspondent/Former Canadian Television Personality Renee Young (real name Renee Paquette) wondered if all three men had put aside their issues to coexist as one and battle The Shield.
5. A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT: Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Big Show vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes) and WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.
THE WINNERS: SHEAMUS, RANDY ORTON AND THE BIG SHOW!!!
After the match, The Shield appeared, but this time, Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Big Show came to them!!!
Chris Jericho vs. Wade Barrett was the match of the night, and both men are the wrestlers of the night!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: The rest of the show was boring, enough said.