Here’s SmackDown! in case you missed it:
From The Chesapeake Energy Arena (The former Ford Center/Oklahoma City Arena) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma:
Hosted by Michael Cole, Josh Matthews and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL) is doing charity work in Argentina.
Viewers were asked to utilize all forms of social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Tout) for tonight’s broadcast.
1. A NON-TITLE OPENING BOUT: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Damien Sandow.
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: ALBERTO DEL RIO!!!
2. A BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS MATCH FOR THE WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: Antonio Cesaro (Champion) vs. The Miz (Challenger/Former Champion).
THE WINNER OF THE FIRST FALL: ANTONIO CESARO.
THE WINNER OF THE SECOND FALL VIA SUBMISSION: THE MIZ.
THE WINNER, AND STILL, WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION: ANTONIO CESARO.
INTERVIEW: “A Real American” Jack Swagger and Zeb Coulter.
This interview was conducted by WWE Hall of Famer “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross.
J.R. wanted to know why Jack Swagger aligned himself with family friend Zeb Coulter. Coulter began to rant about illegal immigration, and Alberto del Rio. J.R. asked Swagger what had happened to him, and if he could see that Coulter had brainwashed him. Coulter continued to talk, but J.R. had enough of him. Swagger was about ready to attack J.R. when Alberto del Rio came to his defense. del Rio stood next to J.R. as he told both Swagger and Coulter, “I don’t like bullies!”.
3. A NON-TITLE TAG TEAM MATCH: WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) vs. The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil).
In this match, Kane had a black plastic bag placed over his head, and Daniel Bryan had his left hand tied behind his back.
THE WINNERS: THE PRIME TIME PLAYERS.
Matt Striker introduced, and interviewed WWE’s newest wrestler, Fandango. Fandango was scheduled to have his first WWE match, but he postponed it until Matt Striker pronounced his name right.
Earlier in the show, Alberto del Rio went on the WWE Active app and asked everyone to choose his opponent for next week’s show. The choices were Dolph Ziggler, WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett and WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. The people chose Dolph Ziggler.
4. THE MAIN EVENT: Randy Orton vs. The Big Show.
When Randy Orton executed a hanging DDT on The Big Show, The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) appeared and surrounded the ring. Sheamus ran to be by Randy Orton’s side as The Shield jumped into the ring and fought them. The Big Show recovered as Roman Reigns collided with him, and was knocked out of the ring instantly. When Rollins and Ambrose saw what had happened, they picked up Roman Reigns and retreated. Big Show then chokeslammed Orton, and was Brogue kicked by Sheamus.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: RANDY ORTON!!!
Match #’s 1, 2 and 3 are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!!!!
Alberto del Rio, Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, The Miz, Daniel Bryan, The Prime Time Players and Randy Orton are the wrestlers of the night!!!!!!!!!
The returns of Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler to SmackDown! are the highlight moments of the night.
ANALYSIS: This was halfway decent.