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WWE Smackdown Results 3/16/12
Mar 16, 2012 - 10:29:20 PM

Report by Richard Trionfo &

We begin with the return of the Peep Show and the return of Christian. The fans appear to have forgotten that Christian hated the peeps because they cheer his return.

Christian welcomes everyone to the return of the Peep Show. He says that it will be an interesting show because there is going to be a twelve man tag match at Wrestlemania as Team Laurinaitis faces Team Long. Christian points out that the winner will become the general manager of both shows.

Christian brings out the man who exudes charisma as a show leader, John Laurinaitis with his team captain, the man who makes holding a travel mug manly, David Otunga.

John welcomes Christian back and he says that it is an honor for him and David to be on the Peep Show. Christian says that he likes that Captain Excitement is in the ring with Captain Charisma.

Christian brings out Teddy Long and he is joined by Aksana.

Christian says that the stakes at Wrestlemania could not be higher because one of these men will have control of both shows. Christian says that he should try to do something unheard of. He is going to put his personal and business interests aside and he will give both men the opportunity to convince Christian to be a part of their team at Wrestlemania.

Teddy is given the first chance and Christian wants to know why Teddy is looking at him that way. Christian reminds Teddy that he is a two time former World Champion and he carried Smackdown on his back. Christian says that the team he is on is going to win at Wrestlemania.

Christian tells Teddy to make this worth his while.

Teddy starts to talk but Christian interrupts him and says that both men know what he deserves. He says that Columbus is not the smartest crowd he has been in front of and they know that he deserves one more match.

Teddy tells Christian that he got what he deserved. Teddy says that he respects everything that Christian has accomplished and done in the ring. Teddy says that he is not going to get on his knees and beg to get Christian on his team. Teddy says that when his team at Wrestlemania wins, if anyone wants a title match, they will have to earn it.

Teddy says that if anyone annoys him or disrespects him, they will not get a title match.

John interrupts and he says that he respects Christian’s talents. He says that it would be an honor for Christian to be on his team at Wrestlemania. When his team wins, he gives Christian his word, that is as good as gold, Christian will get one more World Heavyweight Title Match.

Christian tells John that he will not fail when given the opportunity, unlike Teddy who fails at everything he does and he failed tonight.

This is the night and the moment that the scales tipped and the tides turned. That is because Christian has joined Team Johnny.

Teddy interrupts the celebration and he apologizes for breaking up this emotional moment, he says that Christian will be in action tonight.

John says that Christian is not 100% medically cleared so he will not be wrestling. Teddy says that since Christian is unable or unwilling to compete tonight. Teddy says that David Otunga will have a match right now instead.

Otunga will face the newest member of Team Teddy and it is Kofi Kingston. Kofi is joined by Santino Marella on the way to the ring.

Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus David Otunga in a Team Johnny versus Team Teddy Team Challenge Team Match

The match is joined in progress and Otunga with kicks in the corner. Kofi avoids a punch and he kicks and punches Otunga. Kofi with a kick to the midsection. Kofi with a side head lock but Otunga with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with a leaping back elbow. Kofi tries for the leap into the corner but Otunga is able to counter and he sends Kofi hard to the mat.

Otunga with punches and the referee warns him as we cut to the multitude of people at the announce table. Otunga with an elbow drop but Kofi with punches and kicks. Kofi with forearms but Otunga with kicks and punches. Otunga gets Kofi up for a power slam and he connects with it and gets a near fall.

Otunga with a Dragon Sleeper and he connects with forearms across the chest and Otunga gets a near fall. Otunga with forearms to the back and then David poses. Otunga with a rear chin lock. Kofi gets to his feet and he kicks Otunga and then Kofi charges at Otunga and Otunga with a power slam for a near fall. Otunga with a clothesline into the corner. Otunga with another Irish whip and clothesline into the corner.

Otunga with another Irish whip but he runs into boots from Kofi and then Kofi hits a double jump cross body for a near fall. Kofi with chips to Otunga followed by a drop kick and the Superman punch. Kofi sets for the Boom Drop and Christian trips Kofi as he comes off the ropes. Otunga with a clothesline while the referee admonishes Christian. Teddy Long gets up from the announce table and he tells the referee what happened so Christian is ejected from ringside.

John gets up and we get to see Johnny and Teddy argue while there is still a match going on.

Otunga takes off his belt but Santino takes Otunga’s belt before he can use it on Kofi. Otunga punches Santino off the apron but Otunga turns around into Trouble in Paradise and Kofi gets the three count.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

After the match, Team Teddy celebrates in the ring and then they leave while Cole complains about Teddy.

We go to the Divas Locker room and Daniel Bryan stands outside. AJ emerges and she thanks Daniel for the dress, but she doesn’t know if it fits. Daniel has AJ turn around and he says that he doesn’t get it. The dress looked so much better on the mannequin. Daniel says that if they are going to be the new power couple, they need to look the part. Just like Randy Savage and Elizabeth or Triple H and Stephanie, or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. He is the World Champion and he wants AJ to be a champion too. Daniel says that AJ will be in a match that could lead her to a future Divas Championship match, if she wins. Daniel tells her to make sure to listen to him during the match. They kiss and then Daniel tells AJ that her match is next.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Nikki Bella with Brie Bella versus AJ Lee with Daniel Bryan

Nikki gets on her knees and AJ with a drop kick. Nikki sends AJ into the turnbuckles followed by a snap mare and a leap frog snap mare for a near fall. Nikki pulls on AJ’s arms while standing on her hair. Nikki with a seated abdominal stretch while Bryan continues to advise AJ. AJ with punches but Nikki with a knee. AJ with a spinning heel kick but Nikki with an Irish whip but AJ with boots to Nikki. AJ with a cross body from the top.

The referee pulls AJ away from the ropes and Brie tries to use that opportunity to switch with her sister. However, Daniel, maybe still emotionally scarred by the break up with the Bellas, tells the referee what is happening and the switch is disallowed. Nikki yells at Daniel and then the referee tells Bryan to get off the apron and that allows Brie to pull AJ down by the hair.

AJ with a rollup for the three count as she counters a tilt-a-whirl move by Nikki.

Winner: AJ Lee

After the match, Bryan celebrates more than AJ does for her victory.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

We are reminded that John Cena will face Mark Henry on Raw.

We go to the interview area where Matt Striker is with Cody Rhodes. Matt asks Cody about his recent video features about Big Show. Matt wants to know how Cody will defend the title against an angry giant.

Cody points out that this is a game of chess, not checkers. Cody then reminds Matt that this is Wrestlemania they are talking about. Big Show is a destroyer 364 days a year, but on that one day each year, when they are on the grandest stage of them all, Big Show is a choke artist. Show has never won a one-on-one match at Wrestlemania. Cody tells Matt to watch how he will take care of a giant.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Cody Rhodes versus Great Khali

Cody circles Khali and then he tries for a kick but Khali blocks it and he pushes Cody to the mat. Cody with a chop but Khali sends Cody to the mat and then into the corner for a chop. Khali with a punch to the head followed by another chop.

Cody with a drop kick and then he hits a single arm DDT and then he stomps on the arm and punches Khali. Cody with a key lock on Khali and he turns it into a front face lock but Khali pushes Cody away. Cody works on the leg and ankle. Khali punches Cody in the back of the head and then Cody goes for a step over toe hold but Khali kicks Cody off and sends him into the turnbuckles.

Cody comes off the turnbuckles and Khali with a chop. Khali with clotheslines but Cody drops Khali on the top rope. Cody follows that with a slingshot kick to the back of the head followed by a drop kick to the knee from the middle turnbuckle. Cody hits Beautiful Disaster for the three count.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.

Randy introduces himself to the fans of Columbus and he says that when he usually has a problem with someone, he does not come out ot talk about it. He usually hunts them down. However, over the last few weeks, he feels like he is the hunted, being hunted by Kane. They are going down a path where they will destroy each other, but Orton says that he wants to know why Kane is after him.

Orton says that he is not like John Cena because he embraces hate and hate embraces him. He talks about the morbid curiosity of Kane’s situation and he says that he is calling Kane out. Orton wants Kane to explain himself so he knows why he had to put Kane down when he has to do it.

Kane’s pyro goes off and his music plays. Kane makes his way to the stage. Kane asks Orton if it makes him uncomfortable living in the unknown. He says that he would normally enjoy seeing Orton twisting in the wind, but since Randy asked so politely, he will let Randy know. Kane tells Orton that he probably forgot about this and we see footage from last yea rwhen Kane and Orton faced in a Street Fight. We see the handshake that Kane gave to Orton after the match as Kane limped out of the ring.

Kane mentions that was last July. He watches that footage every day to remind himself what he has become. He is a retched mangled retch of humanity. The person who shook Orton’s hand is gone. He was replaced by a person who has no vestige of humanity inside. He was replaced by the monster he should have always been. Kane says that the WWE is not big enough for the both of them. Kane says that he needs closure. He will not be complete until he has utterly and completely decimates Orton.

Orton tells Kane to shut his mouth and come to the ring to see if he can finish what he started.

Kane starts his way down the ramp and he stops. Kane tells Randy that slaughtering him now will not satiate his quest to finish off Orton. Kane says that he wants Orton’s demise to happen on the biggest stage at Wrestlemania.

We go to commercial.

Teddy Long is on the TitanTron and he mentions that Drew has a one year, no cut contract because of his win last week. Teddy says that he is excited that Drew is back because he can put Drew in a match with this man. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWELL

Match Number Four: Drew McIntyre versus Big Show

Show backs Drew into the corner and he connects with chops and punches as they go around the ring. Show with a few slams to Drew and then he puts him in the corner. Drew with a kick to Show and Drew clips Show. Drew with kicks and he tries for the Future Shock DDT but Show escapes and he hits a spear. Show signals for the choke slam and he connects. Show sets for the punch and he connects and the referee stops the match.

Winner: Big Show by referee stoppage

We see Cody watching from the locker room.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Mark Henry versus Yoshi Tatsu

Yoshi with a drop kick and kicks to Henry but Mark stays on his feet. Yoshi with a chop but Henry blocks a second one and he connects with a head butt. Henry chokes Yoshi in the ropes. Henry kicks Yoshi in the ribs. Henry with a forearm to the chest followed by a running power slam and then he slaps Yoshi to wake him up.

Henry picks up Yoshi and hits the World Strongest Slam for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

We go to commercial.

We are back and before our main event, Chris Jericho has something to say. Before he dismantles Sheamus later tonight, he wants to clarify his comments about CM Punk and his father from Monday night. Chris says that a lot of people are not happy and they want Jericho to apologize, but he will not. You cannot go over the line when you tell the truth. He says that Punk is a fraud and the typical product of a alcoholic father and a broken home. He has the tattoos to hide the fact that he has an alcoholic gene running through his veins.

The ‘X’ on his hands hides who he really is and Jericho says that he knows who the real CM Punk is. Punk would stay up late at night as a child crying about what his father was doing to him. Every pipe bomb is something that Punk wishes that he could say to his family.

every time he comes to the ring and hears the people chanting his name. He really wishes that the demons in his head will go away but they will never go away. CM Punk wishes that he was the best in the world at what he does because he is not. Jericho says that he is the best in the world at what he does while Punk wishes he could be.

Jericho says that Punk is just a Jericho wannabe and then he talks about the JeriClones who will never be what he is because he proves it every night. He will prove it tonight when he beats Sheamus and he will prove it at Wrestlemania when he beats CM Punk. Jericho says that he will walk out of the building on Miami as the WWE Champion. Jericho says that he will fix a nice stiff drink at the Wrestlemania after party. He will take a nice big drink and then he is going to make a toast to CM Punk and his pathetic father.

Jericho gets the fans to chant CM Punk and Jericho mutters CM Drunk and then says pipe bomb before dropping the mic.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Six: Chris Jericho versus Sheamus

They lock up and Sheamus sends Jericho to the mat. Jericho with a kick and punch but Sheamus punches back followed by a back elbow and then he connects with a European uppercut and then he sends Jericho into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with knees and then Jericho avoids a clothesline and holds on to the ropes and Jericho goes to the floor. Sheamus follows after Jericho and Jericho tries to take advantage of Sheamus on the apron but Sheamus with a slingshot shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall.

Sheamus wraps Jericho’s arm in the rope but Jericho with a kick and then he punches and chops Sheamus. Jericho with an Irish whp but he misses a splash into the corner and Jericho goes to the floor. Sheamus brings Jericho to the apron and Sheamus with the forearms across the chest. Sheamus tries to suplex Jericho into the ring and he turns it into a delayed vertical suplex and he gets a near fall.

Sheamus with a kick to the chest but he charges at Jericho and Sheamus goes to the floor when Jericho pulls down the ropes. Jericho with a baseball slide that sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier.

Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee make their way to the ring to watch the match as we go to credits.

We are back and Jericho slingshots Sheamus’ throat into the bottom rope. Jericho chokes Sheamus in the ropes and then he punches and kicks him. Jericho with a kick and snap mare to Sheamus followed by a chin lock. Sheamus gets back to his feet and he punches Jericho but Jericho with a knee to the midsection followed by a drop kick to the back that sends Sheamus’ throat into the rope.

Jericho with a belly-to-back suplex and he can only get a one count. Sheamus punches Jericho but Jericho with a drop kick to stop Sheamus’ momentum. Jericho gets another near fall. Jericho returns to the reverse chin lock.

Sheamus gets Jericho on his back to get out of the hold by sending Jericho into the turnbuckles. Jericho with a kick and Jericho tries for the running bulldog but Sheamus sends Jericho into the turnbuckles.

Jericho gets to his feet first and Sheamus with a series of double sledges and then he tries for the power slam but Jericho avoids it. Jericho cannot avoid the uranage back breaker but he kicks out at two. Jericho floats over but Sheamus catches him and Sheamus with the rolling fireman’s carry driver and he gets a near fall.

Jericho with a thumb to the eyes and then he tries for the Codebreaker but Sheamus sends Jericho into the turnbuckles. Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and then with Sheamus’ leg in the ropes, Jericho hits a springboard drop kick followed by the lionsault for a near fall.

Both men struggle to get back to their feet and Jericho is up first. Sheamus kicks Jericho away and then Sheamus pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but Jericho trips Sheamus and crotches him on the top turnbuckles. Jericho with a chop and then he tries for a superplex. Sheamus with a head butt to send Jericho to the mat.

Sheamus with the flying shoulder tackle but he can only get a near fall. Sheamus signals that it is over and he gets Jericho set for the Celtic Cross but Jericho counters and Jericho applies the Walls of Jericho. Sheamus powers out of the hold but Jericho holds on so Sheamus gets to the ropes.

Sheamus with a kick and then he tries for the Celtic Cross. Sheamus clotheslines Jericho over the top rope to the floor and then Sheamus follows. Sheamus tries to throw Jericho at Bryan but the champion is too quick.

Jericho knocks Sheamus off the apron when Sheamus is fixated on Bryan. Jericho distracts the referee and Bryan with a running drop kick and Sheamus is counted out.

Winner: Chris Jericho by count out

After the match, Sheamus tries to chase Bryan to the back but Bryan and AJ have too much of a lead and Sheamus cannot catch up to him.

We see what happened at the end of the match.

Jericho is too busy celebrating his victory that he does not realize that Sheamus has returned to the ring and he gives Jericho a Brogue Kick as we go to credits.

Report by Richard Trionfo &