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WWE Smackdown Results 3/22/13
Mar 22, 2013 - 11:03:54 PM

Report by Richard Trionfo &

The Shield thought that they knew their three opponents for Wrestlemania, but Vickie Guerrero and Teddy Long threw a monkey wrench in that equation and pulled Ryback from the match so he could face Mark Henry. It appears that the Big Show is poised to fill that gap, but is he the man who Randy Orton and Sheamus want to be on their side against Ambrose, Reigns, and Rollins? What is the next step in the build to the World Title Match? Ricardo Rodriguez had his ankle broken by Jack Swagger. Will Alberto seek revenge for what happened to his ring announcer and friend?

We are in Cincinnati, Ohio and your announcers are Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, and John Layfield.

There is an upside down W hanging above the ring and we have carpet and furniture so that means we are starting with a promo. Miz has two guests for MizTV and they are Sheamus and Randy Orton.

Miz asks them about their reaction to Ryback being pulled from their team and who will take his place?

Randy says that his choice is the same man who came to the ring on Monday night and helped them when the Shield was about to pounce on them. That man is The Big Show.

Sheamus does not look to be on the same page as Orton. He says that if Show did not come to the ring, they probably would have had their arses kicked. Sheamus says that he doesn’t trust Show.

Orton says that he doesn’t trust Show and he doesn’t trust anybody. The Shield has beaten everyone they have faced but Show needs them as much as they need Show. He says that it is better to be with the Devil You Know than the one you don’t. Orton says that he wants the big, bad, angry giant on his side.

Miz brings out his surprise guest, the Big Show.

Miz asks Show about Sheamus’ issues about trusting him and Miz reminds Show the way that he treated him when they were a tag team.

Show says that Miz’ comments would matter if he cared about what Miz says. Show says that he has been able to do something that neither of them have been able to do. He knocked out a member of the Shield. They don’t have to be friends and he does not like either of them. If they work together, no one can stop them.

Sheamus reminds Show that they have gone through war in the ring. Show is one of the toughest opponents he has faced. He is also one of the most devious people he has ever dealt with. Will Show tuck tail and run.

Show says that if he tucked tail and ran, he wouldn’t have beaten Sheamus for the World Title.

Orton separates Show and Sheamus and says that they need to get along.

Miz reallys and points out that Randy Orton is the voice of reason.

Sheamus says that this is not going to work.

Show says that this is going to work if Sheamus gets his head out of his . . .

Booker T’s music plays and the newest Hall of Fame inductee makes his way to the stage.

Booker tells everyone that he needs to know if this can work and if they can co-exist. Can they find a way to get along? We will find out tonight. Show, Sheamus, and Orton will be in a six man tag match tonight.

Booker wants to know if we can dig.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Mark Henry versus Zack Ryder

Henry throws Ryder into the corner and connects with a forearm and follows with a hard Irish whip. Henry with another hard Irish whip to Ryder. Henry tries for a slam but Ryder escapes. Ryder tries for a cross body and Henry catches him and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

After the match, Henry picks up Ryder and hits another World’s Strongest Slam. Henry picks up Ryder and while the fans chant ‘Feed Me More’ he gives Ryder another World’s Strongest Slam and then he asks Ryder how many he can take.

Ryback’s music plays and Henry does not look impressed as Ryback makes his way to the ring.

Ryback and Henry stand across the ring and Henry tells Ryback that he calls the shots and he owns Ryback. He says that he will destroy him.

They charge at each other and it is Henry who goes to the mat. Henry leaves the ring while the crowd wants to be fed more along with Ryback.

Booker T is in his office and Teddy Long asks Booker if he is proud of him. He talks about the Ryback/Henry match for Wrestlemania.

Booker says that he likes the match, but he does not like the way that Teddy handled his business by consulting with Vickie Guerrero. Booker tells Teddy that he works for him.

Teddy says that Booker needs to rethink what he just said because he works with Booker and not under Booker.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to see the Booker T Hall of Fame video package.

Michael Cole wonders how Booker will go into the Hall of Fame and John Layfield suggests that he go in as King Booker.

AJ Lee has joined John, Josh, and Michael at the announce table and she takes a seat on the announce table.

Match Number Two: Dolph Ziggler (with AJ Lee and Big E Langston) versus Kofi Kingston

Kofi with kicks to Ziggler and the referee pulls him out of the corner. Ziggler with a neck breaker to Kingston and then he kicks Kofi in the shoulder. Kofi with a forearm followed by a chop and drop kick. Kofi with the leaping clothesline and he hits the Boom Drop.

Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Langston gets on the apron and that distracts Kofi long enough for Ziggler to recover and hit a drop kick and Ziggler gets a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kofi with punches and forearms to Ziggler. Ziggler with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick. Kofi goes up top but Ziggler crotches Kofi and he falls to the mat. Ziggler with a near fall. Ziggler kicks Kofi in the back. Kofi with punches to Ziggler. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock.

Kofi gets to his feet and he kicks Ziggler but Ziggler kicks back. Ziggler with punches and a face wash. Ziggler misses a shoulder tackle in the corner and hits the post when Kofi moves. Kofi with chops to Ziggler followed by a drop kick. Ziggler backs into the corner and Ziggler moves when Kofi leaps into the corner.

Kofi with a double jump cross body for a near fall. Kofi tries for a springboard twisting splash but Ziggler gets his knees up and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler holds on to the ropes to avoid Trouble in Paradise. Ziggler with a sleeper on Kingston. Kofi backs Ziggler into the turnbuckles and snap mares Ziggler to escape.

Kofi with an SOS but Ziggler holds on to the ropes to stop the count. Ziggler rolls to the floor. Kofi sets for a dive to the floor but Langston gets in the way. Kofi goes up top and hits a cross body onto Langston.

Ziggler with a Fameasser to Kingston on the floor and Ziggler tries to roll Kingston back into the ring. Ziggler sets for the Zig Zag and hits it and gets the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match, AJ goes into the ring to celebrate with Ziggler. Langston joins them in the ring but he keeps his focus on Kofi Kingston. Langston takes the straps down and he picks up Kofi and hits the Big Ending.

We take a look back at Chris Jericho’s introduction to Fandango on Raw.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Raw Rebound with the CM Punk/Undertaker situation.

We go to the locker room where Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Big Show are arguing. Sheamus talks about Show earning their trust. Sheamus tells Show to stay on the apron. Show tells Sheamus to stay on the apron. Orton tells them that they need to get along or they will be sitting ducks for The Shield. Orton leaves.

We take a look at what Jack Swagger did to Ricardo Rodriguez on Raw.

Michael tells us that Alberto Del Rio is not here tonight because he is taking care of Ricardo Rodriguez.

Jack Swagger has a mic and he is going to use it. He welcomes his fellow Americans to Jack Swagger’s America. He gives the mic to Zeb.

Zeb says that it is a beautiful day in Jack Swagger’s America. What happened to Ricardo Rodriguez was unfortunate but necessary. It is nothing compared to what is going to happen to Alberto Del Rio at Wrestlemania. In Jack Swagger’s America, if bones need to be broken, they will be broken.

What happened to Ricardo should not only be a warning to Alberto Del Rio, but to anyone who disagrees with what they say . . . including Jack’s opponent tonight, Chris Jericho.

Jack gives us a few ‘We The Peoples’ before Chris Jericho’s music plays.

Match Number Three: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Chris Jericho

Jericho with forearms and punches to Swagger followed by a back elbow. Jericho with a running clothesline into the corner. Jericho with chops and forearms. Swagger goes to the floor and Colter gives him some advice. Jericho with a baseball slide to knock Swagger off the apron.

Jericho sends Swagger into the ringside barrier and he chops Swagger. Jericho sends Swagger back into the ring and then he glances at Colter. That distraction allows Swagger to connect with a shoulder to the knee. Swagger kicks and punches Jericho. Swagger with a running shoulder tackle and then he hits another shoulder tackle.

Swagger taunts Jericho but Jericho with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Jericho with a kick to the midsection. Swagger catches Jericho and sends him into the turnbuckles. Swagger with punches and knees but the referee pulls Swagger off Jericho.

Swagger with a punch and he puts Jericho on the turnbuckles. Jericho with a slap and kick but Swagger with a kick and then he sets for a superplex. Jericho blocks it and Jericho head butts Swagger off the turnbuckles and to the mat. Jericho with a cross body and he gets a near fall.

Swagger goes to the floor again and Jericho with a pescado and he punches Swagger. Jericho kicks the steps to keep Colter away.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho with a chop but Swagger with a boot to the chest and Swagger gets a near fall. Swagger with a front face lock and hammer lock while he connects with forearms. Swagger wraps the arm in the ropes. Swagger wraps the arm in the ropes and Swagger with forearms to the ribs.

Swagger with a punch and Irish whip that sends Jericho shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Swagger misses a splash into the corner. Jericho with shoulder tackles. Swagger tries to send Jericho over the top rope to the floor but Jericho lands on the apron and then he goes up top for a double sledge to Swagger.

Jericho punches Swagger in the corner and then Swagger tries for a power bomb but Jericho tries to counter with a rana. Swagger counters with an ankle lock. Jericho is able to escape and he sends Swagger to the floor. Jericho with a springboard drop kick that sends Swagger off the apron and into the ringside barrier.

From out of nowhere, we have an episode of Dancing with the Superstars and Fandango comes through the golden shower curtain. He dances with his dance partner and then they move towards the ring. Swagger with a power slam to Jericho for a near fall. Swagger with a running knee into the corner.

Jericho avoids a short arm clothesline and Jericho with a crucifix for a near fall. Swagger catches Jericho on a Codebreaker. Jericho rolls through and he tries for the Walls of Jericho. Jericho decides to catapult Swagger into the ropes and Jericho with a bulldog. Colter gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Jericho tries for the Lionsault but Fandango kicks Jericho in the head. Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Jack Swagger

After the match, Fandango leaps into the ring and he kicks Jericho and punches him. Fandango wants Jericho to tell him his name. Fandango removes his vest and he looks to the turnbuckles. Fandango goes up top and he hits a leg drop on Jericho.

Fandango gets a mic and he tells Jericho how to pronounce his name.

Big Show is in the interview area with Matt Striker. Matt asks Show if it is going to be hard for them to get along in their six man tag match. Show says that Randy is right that they need to be on the same page. They have all been attacked by The Shield. Show says that he is going to put his heart into this and they will be able to trust them.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Rock and John Cena video package.

The Rock will be on Raw on Monday night.

Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, and The Bellas are in the ring. Cody says that although they don’t deserve it, the Intellectual Savior of the Masses, the Essence of Mustachioed Magnificence bring to everyone a special gift.

Damien demands SILENCE. He says that his best friend Cody Rhodes and him are more than proud to present to everyone the class of the Divas Division. The only two women with enough beauty and intelligence to accompany the Rhodes Scholars . . . the Bellas.

Match Number Four: Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes (with The Bellas) versus Brodus Clay and Tensai (with the Funkettes)

Rhodes and Tensai start things off and Cody avoids Tensai and gets a few shots in. Tensai with an uppercut. Rhodes with a drop down uppercut but Tensai with a clothesline to Rhodes. Tesnai misses a splash and then Tensai kicks Cody away and Clay tags in. Clay with clotheslines to Rhodes followed by a head butt to Sandow.

Clay with a splash into the corner. The Bellas try to distract Clay and then Cameron and Naomi take care of the Bellas. The catfight continues on the floor and Tensai and Clay try to break it up so that means that Sandow and Rhodes have to do the same. The referee calls for the bell.

No Contest

The men separate the women and the Divas’ recreation of the Xavier/Cincinnati rivalry has been stopped.

We go to Matt Striker in the back and he is with Randy Orton and Sheamus. Matt asks them if they are on the same page as Big Show. Sheamus says that they are united. They trust each other and they trust the Big Show as much as he trusts them. Sheamus tells Matt to trust him.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Wade Barrett is at ringside to watch the Miz in action.

Match Number Five: Antonio Cesaro versus The Miz in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Cesaro with a side head lock. Miz with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Cesaro with a knee to Miz for a near fall. Cesaro leaps onto Miz’ chest and gets a near fall. Cesaro with a dead lift side salto and he gets a near fall. Cesaro yells at the referee for his slow count.

Cesaro with a cravate and he keeps Miz on the mat. Cesaro with a knee but Miz with punches. Miz with an elbow to Cesaro followed by a knee lift and boot to the head. Miz with the Awesome Clothesline and Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge. Cesaro kicks Miz into the turnbuckles. Cesaro with a knee into the corner but Miz moves and Cesaro hits the turnbuckles. Miz with a drop kick to the knee and he applies the figure four leg lock. Cesaro taps out.

Winner: Miz

After the match, Miz stares at Barrett and Barrett wants to know what Miz is staring at.

Miz puts Cesaro back in the figure four leg lock. Barrett gets up from the announce table and Miz releases the hold.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at how Triple H’s career is on the line at Wrestlemania.

Match Number Six: Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show versus Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre in a Can Sheamus trust Big Show Match

Orton and Mahal start things off and Mahal with a kick and punches. Orton with two clotheslines and then he sends Mahal into the turnbuckles. Orton punches Mahal in the corner. Orton tags in Sheamus and they hit a double back elbow. Orton with a boot to the leg and then Sheamus with a forearm and knees in the corner.

Mahal with a kick and punches to Sheamus. Sheamus with a boot after the referee pulls Mahal off Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip and shoulder followed by a knee lift. Sheamus with a rolling fireman’s carry slam. Sheamus with a shhhhh chop to Mahal and Big Show gets a laugh out of it.

Show tags in and Drew tags in as well. Drew with a kick and punches but Show with a head butt and then he puts McIntyre on the apron for the ten forearms across the chest. Mahal tags back in and Show brings him in from the apron. Slater is tagged in and Show brings Slater into the ring.

Orton tags in and he hits the leaping knee drop on Slater. Slater with a kick but Orton with a power slam. Orton sends Slater to the apron for the IEDDT but Mahal interferes and Slater drops Orton on the top rope. Slater with a spinning heel kick to Orton for a near fall. Slater with a kick to the back and punches.

Drew tags in and he kicks Orton. Mahal tags in and he kicks Orton and chokes him. Mahal with a swinging neck breaker and Slater tags in and gets a near fall. Slater keeps Orton from making the tag and applies a front face lock and rolls Orton away from his corner. Slater with a knee drop and then he goes to the turnbuckles but Orton with a drop kick as Slater comes off the turnbuckles.

Show and Mahal tag in and Show with clotheslines to Mahal followed by an Irish whip and butt splash into the corner and a spear to Mahal. McIntyre with a boot to Show and he falls into the corner. Sheamus tags in and Show with a knockout punch to McIntyre. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Mahal for the three count.

Winners: Big Show, Sheamus, and Randy Orton

After the match, Show wants to know why Sheamus tagged in since he did all of the work. Orton tells them to calm down.

The Shield’s music plays and they make their way through the crowd and they stand in the aisle. They make their way down to the ring.

Show pushes Sheamus out of the way and then they go back and forth. Show grabs Sheamus by the throat and Show pushes Orton down. Orton pushes Show and then Sheamus pushes Show.

The Shield surround the ring and they tease getting into the ring, but maybe they are trying to see if the men in the ring can work together.

The Shield go back into the crowd and we go to credits.

Report by Richard Trionfo &