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WWE Smackdown Results 3/23/12
Mar 23, 2012 - 11:47:13 PM

Report by Richard Trionfo &

Things start off with the World Champion Daniel Bryan and he is joined by AJ Lee. Bryan starts off by telling everyone ‘Yes . . . Yes . . . Yes!’ Bryan says that he can talk about himself all night. He wants to put AJ on the spot to tell everyone what it is like to be in love with the World Heavyweight Champion.

AJ starts off by talking about her match and how Daniel will be in her corner.

Bryan tells AJ to answer the question.

AJ says that it is heaven. AJ says that Daniel caresses her and he has the softest lips. She says that sometimes at night, they spoon.

Daniel tells AJ that it is Daniel, not Danny.

She says that Daniel is brave, courageous, and generous. As a vegan, his body is his temple. His mind and spirit are pure. Above all of that, he makes her feel safe. That is why she really enjoys cuddling. Daniel whispers in AJ’s ear and she is a bit shocked and says that is personal.

AJ says that Daniel Bryan is a great lover.

Daniel mentions Wrestlemania and AJ says that at Wrestlemania he is going to make that big Irish brute tap out. Therefore, he will continue his path to becoming the greatest ever.

Sheamus makes his way to the ring and he says no disrespect to AJ, but he threw up in his mouth before coming to the ring. He wants to know if AJ thinks that her boyfriend is courageous and brave. He says that Daniel is a sniveling little coward. Sheamus says that he doesn’t want to comment on how soft Daniel’s lips are.

He does want to talk about Wrestlemania. Sheamus calls Daniel ‘Danny’ and Daniel corrects him. The crowd chants ‘Danny’. Sheamus tells Danny Boy that he won’t like being called Former World Heavyweight Champion either.

He tells Daniel that at Wrestlemania, he is going to kick his teeth down his throat.

Mark Henry is in the back and he is talking to Abraham Washington before starting his long walk through the hall and into commercial.

Match Number One: R Truth versus Mark Henry in a Team Johnny versus Team Teddy preview match

Truth avoids Henry and he punches and kicks Henry but Henry with a head butt. Henry wrings the arm and then he punches Truth and Truth goes down. Truth with punches followed by a kick but Henry with a clothesline and Truth has trouble getting up.

Henry throws Truth to the floor and then follows after Truth. Henry presses Truth’s head against the ring steps and then sends Truth back into the ring. Henry kicks Truth and connects with a forearm to the back of the head. Henry with another punch and gets a near fall.

Henry misses an elbow drop and Truth with a drop kick and DDT for a near fall. Truth goes up top and tries for a cross body but Henry catches him and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame and it is Yokozuna.

We see the current Hall of Fame Class.

Josh mentions how Zack Ryder was trying to get onto Team Teddy and we go to footage from before Raw outside the building in Philadelphia.

We go to the Teddy Chamber and Teddy is accompanied by Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, and Aksana. They are watching the monitor and then Ryder enters the office. Zack tells Teddy that is what he needs for his team at Wrestlemania. Teddy says that rally was off the chains, dog. He is leery of the situation between Eve and Zack. Ryder says that he has another reason to be on the team and Hornswoggle comes in and he is waving the Team Teddy flag with a picture of Teddy on it.

Teddy is sold on Hornswoggle as a mascot and flag. Teddy says that isn’t big enough. Zack brings in a big gift and it is Great Khali and he is dressed like Zack. Khali does the woo woo woo and Teddy is sold.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we go to the Goldman Box for a strategy session for Brie to prepare for her match with AJ Lee. Nikki tries to warm Brie about the head scissors but Brie reminds Nikki that she lost last week so she doesn’t need her help.

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

Before the match, Bryan gives AJ a good luck kiss.

Brie with a side head lock and Brie pulls AJ down by the hair. Bryan gives AJ some advise. Brie with a kick to the knee followed by a side head lock. AJ with a forearm and back elbow. Brie drops AJ on the top rope and kicks her. Brie gets a near fall. Brie slams AJ’s head into the mat and then tries to get AJ’s shoulders on the mat but AJ gets her shoulders up and then gets a near fall.

Brie with a clothesline and then she applies a modified seated abdominal stretch. AJ gets back to her feet and she punches Brie in the ribs followed by kicks and a forearm. Brie with a knee. AJ with a head scissors into a Fujiwara arm bar. Nikki gets on the apron to distract the referee and AJ releases the hold. Bryan argues with Nikki on the apron. Brie tries to hit AJ from behind but misses and hits Nikki and knocks her off the apron. AJ with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: AJ Lee

After the match, Bryan celebrates his job coaching AJ. As AJ and Daniel go up the ramp to the back, Daniel is telling AJ what she needs to do in the ring.

Meanwhile, back in the ring, Nikki tells Brie that she should have taken her advice. Nikki tells everyone that they disagree on a lot of things. Brie is rooting for Team Johnny while Nikki says that she is rooting for Team Teddy.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Vickie Guerrero comes out and she introduces Jack Swagger for his match. Jack does some push ups on the stage before going to the ring.

Match Number Three: Jack Swagger with Vickie Guerrero versus Zack Ryder with Hornswoggle and flag in a Team Teddy versus Team Johnny Preview Match

They lock up and Ryder with a side head lock and Swagger rolls through. Ryder with a drop toe hold and front face lock but Swagger with a reversal and he rolls through. Swagger with a top wrist lock. Swagger tries for a knee but Ryder with a rollup for a near fall. Ryder with a drop kick.

Swagger sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and follows it with a gutwrench slam for a near fall. Swagger sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and punches and kicks him. Swagger with an arm drag and then he does it again. Swagger with a key lock. Ryder with forearms but Swagger sends Ryder onto the apron. Swagger tries for a shoulder to knock Ryder to the floor. Ryder avoids him and connects with a kick to the chest. Swagger charges into the corner and Ryder gets his knees up.

Ryder with a flying forearm and clothesline followed by a face plant and then he connects with a running forearm into the corner. Ryder with the running boot in the corner and he gets a near fall. Ryder sets for the Rough Ryder but Swagger with a buckle bomb and Swagger with a Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger with elbows while Hornswoggle chases Vickie onto the apron. Vickie distracts Swagger and he turns around into the Rough Ryder for the three count.

Winner: Zack Ryder

We go to footage from what Cody Rhodes did to Big Show earlier this week on Raw.

We see footage of Cody from earlier today when Matt Striker asked him about Big Show. Cody says that he has enjoyed showing everyone Big Show’s embarrassing Wrestlemania moments because it shows that he chokes on the biggest stage of them all. Cody says that he enjoyed embarrassing him be beating him in the head and face and Show couldn’t do anything about it. The biggest embarrassment will be on April Fool’s Day when he beats Big Show at Wrestlemania.

Cody says that he has a plane to catch.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Big Show versus Kane

Kane with punches to Show but Show punches back and he misses a chop in the corner. Kane with an uppercut and clothesline into the corner. Show with a shoulder tackle and Kane goes to the floor. Show follows after Kane and head butts Kane. Show sets for a running clothesline but Kane moves and Show clotheslines the ring post.

Kane with a kick to the head followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Kane with a reverse chin lock. Show and Kane both go for clotheslines and they are both down. Kane and Show exchange punches on their knees and they get to their feet. Show with a head butt followed by clotheslines. Show with an Irish whip and splash into the corner followed b a running shoulder tackle.

Show tries for the choke slam but Kane avoids it and Kane hits a DDT for a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline but Show grabs Kane as he comes down and Show with the choke slam but Show takes some time to get to his feet.

Before Show can finish off Kane, a shirtless man enters the ring and goes after Show. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Big Show by disqualification

After the match, Cody goes into the crowd and show follows after him.

Meanwhile, back in the ring, Randy Orton comes out, in his wrestling gear and he gives Kane an RKO.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Brodus Clay with the Funkettes versus Heath Slater

They lock up and Clay sends Slater to the mat and he shimmies. Clay with a punch and an elbow drop. Slater with a kick and punch followed by a drop kick to the knee and a running enzuigiri and Slater gets a near fall.

Slater punches Clay but Clay pushes him off and connects with the head butt to the midsection. Clay with punches and a running knee lift. Clay with the T-Bone Sheeplex and splash for the three count.

Winner: Brodus Clay

We go to commercial.

We are back and Zack Ryder is in the back and he is excited to be going to Wrestlemania. He tells Eve that it worked. Eve says that they are going to Wrestlemania. Zack says that Eve is smart and beautiful. Eve is shocked that Zack didn’t think she was smart. Eve tells Zack to forget the dinner they were talking about.

Eve walks away and Zack is begging for her to come back. Eve with an evil smirk on her face as she walks away.

We go to the Raw Rebound.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Christian has joined the announcers.

We see footage from the match between the team captains when David Otunga defeated Santino Marella and the post match attack by Teddy Long on John Laurinaitis.

Match Number Six: Great Khali with Teddy Long versus Dolph Ziggler with John Laurinaitis, David Otunga, and the travel mug of doom

Ziggler avoids Khali while Johnny texts. Ziggler with kicks and punches but Khali grabs Dolph by the throat and then connects with a chop and Ziggler goes to the floor. Ziggler goes to the apron and Khali brings Ziggler back in and punches Ziggler.

Khali with a chop and then he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Khali with another chop in the corner and Ziggler is down. Ziggler with a drop kick to the knees followed by a kick to the head and punches. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop to the back. Ziggler with a front face lock.

Khali picks up Ziggler and sends him to the mat. Khali with clotheslines but Ziggler avoids the chop to the head and he applies the sleeper. The bell rings and we see that it was Laurinaitis that did it.

John announces the winner of the match and Ziggler leaves the ring.

Teddy Long is in shock while Christian, Johnny, and David celebrate with Ziggler. Teddy gets into the ring and he tells the playas that he doesn’t know what Johnny is doing. He tells Johnny that they don’t roll like that. Teddy gives Dolph until the count of ten to return to the ring.

Dolph refuses to return to the ring so Great Khali is declared the winner.

Winner: Great Khali

Kofi Kingston and R Truth send Ziggler back to the ring and Khali with a chop to the head and Dolph is down.

The members of Team Teddy in the ring start to dance like Teddy.

Daniel Bryan and AJ are walking in the back with Miz. Miz wants Bryan to do this for him because of everything that he did for him.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Seven: CM Punk and Sheamus versus Miz and Daniel Bryan with AJ Lee

Before the match starts, Bryan kisses AJ. He starts things off with Sheamus but Bryan tags in Miz before locking up. Sheamus with a side head lock take down for a near fall. Sheamus with a side head lock and Miz tries for a hip toss that is blocked. Sheamus with a short arm clothesline and Punk tags in and hits an elbow from the turnbuckles to the arm and Punk gets a near fall.

Punk starts to work on the shoulder and Sheamus is tagged in. Sheamus with the flying shoulder tackle for a near fall. Sheamus with a European uppercut but Miz with a kick. Sheamus blocks a clothesline and he hits a uranage back breaker.

Sheamus brings Bryan into the ring but Bryan gets to the floor and Miz sends Sheamus to the floor and then Bryan with a running drop kick to Sheamus. We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz with a kick to the head and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Sheamus with punches but Miz fights back. Sheamus with a back body drop. Punk tags in and hits a springboard clothesline followed by a swinging neck breaker. Punk with the running knee into the corner and before he hits the bulldog he tells AJ to callhim.

Punk with a slam and then he goes up top for the elbow drop and Bryan gets too close and Punk leaves the turnbuckles. Miz with a DDT for a near fall. Miz with a front face lock and Bryan tags in.

Bryan with kicks to Punk followed by a knee drop and he rubs the knee across Punk’s cheek. Bryan works on the wrist and gets a near fall. Punk with a kick and chop but Bryan with a knee to the midsection and a kick. Miz tags back in and he kicks Punk in the ribs. Miz with knees followed by a million dollar knee lift but he can only get a near fall.

Miz with a cravate. Punk gets to his feet and he punches Miz. Punk gets Miz up but Miz is able to escape. Miz tries for the Reality Check but Punk gets out of the hold before the neck breaker and Punk with a round kick that knocks Miz down.

Bryan tags in and tries to keep Punk from making the tag. Sheamus with running double sledges while Bryan tries to get away. Bryan gets to the apron but Sheamus grabs him and connects with the forearms across the chest. Sheamus with a slam and then he signals for the Brogue Kick but Miz is tagged back in. Sheamus follows Bryan outside the ring. Miz tries to ambush Sheamus as he returns to the ring but Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winners: Sheamus and CM Punk

We go to credits with the staredown between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan.

Report by Richard Trionfo &