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WWE Smackdown Results 4/20/12
Apr 21, 2012 - 12:40:24 AM

Report by Richard Trionfo &

Things start off with Daniel Bryan making his way to the ring and yes, the fans are behind him. Daniel is not accompanied by anyone else to the ring at this time.

Daniel looks around the arena and he says yes. That is what he was saying when he walked down the ramp for his first ever Wrestlemania as the World Champion. In eighteen seconds, it was as if his World Title reign never happened. He says that it is hard to talk about what Sheamus did because he did not outwrestle him or outfight him. Sheamus took the coward’s way out. He waited until someone distracted him and waited until he turned his back to him. Just like what Sheamus did to Alberto Del Rio and the defenseless referee Chad Patton, which he got fined $500,000. Sheamus did it again last week.

At Extreme Rules, he will not be distracted. If Sheamus touches the referee, he will be fired. At Extreme Rules, we return to the city where his rise to the top began. We return to the city where the people thought he had no chance in hell of winning. We return to the city where he won the Money in the Bank briefcase. We return to Chicago. He will do the exact same thing he did before. He will shock the world.

They have a two out of three falls match and he will not only beat Sheamus once, he will do it twice. It will not be a disputed victory like Sheamus had. It will be undeniable that he is the World Heavyweight Champion.

As an added treat, he gets to show everyone what he does best and that is wrestle. He says that he will wrestle and outwrestle Sheamus like a real man. All of the questions will be answered. Did Sheamus take the cowardly way out every time he met him . . . yes. Does it being a two out of three falls match give him the advantage. . . Yes. Will he walk out of Extreme Rules as the World Champion . . . YES!!

AJ comes to the ring and Daniel tells her to stop, turn around and go away.

AJ enters the ring and stands face to face with Daniel. Daniel wants to know if she is here to steal his spotlight or is she going to distract him to allow Sheamus to kick him in the face.

AJ says that this is the only way that she can see him. AJ wants to work through their problems. Daniel says that they don’t have a problem. He got rid of his problem and it was AJ.

AJ tells Daniel that she knows they can work this out. She tells Daniel that she wants to wish him good luck in his match against Sheamus.

Daniel says that he wishes that AJ did not come out here. He wishes that he never met her. He wishes that when AJ asked him out, he never said yes. Daniel says that he wishes that AJ was never even born.

AJ looks like she is going to cry and Daniel is smiling from ear to ear. He says that he will answer one more question. Is there any chance or hope that he will take her back . . . NO.

Daniel drops the mic and he leaves the ring.

AJ is left in the ring as we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for obligatory shots of London.

AJ is still in the ring for her match.

Match Number One: Natalya versus AJ Lee

The bell rings and AJ stares at something outside the ring. Natalya checks on AJ and AJ slaps Natalya in the face and then hits her with a forearm. AJ with punches and kicks but the referee pulls her out of the corner. AJ with more punches and kicks and the referee warns her again. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Natalya by disqualification

After the match, the referee checks on Natalya and AJ starts to calm down and realize what she did. AJ leaves the ring and goes up the ramp. She looks confused about what just happened. She runs to the back and we go to commercial.

We are back and Damien Sandow quotes Benjamin Franklin and says that allegiance is the daughter of ignorance. He reminds us who he is. The words of one of our founding fathers rings true today as much as they did more than two hundred years ago. Our reality is one where information is at a premium. Instead of embracing this knowledge, the people are more concerned with hoarding simpletons or which celebrity can garner more votes doing an embarrassing version of the merengue. Damien says that he is going to usher in a new era of enlightenment. An era that will not only shun you from the doldrums of your self imposed ignorance but an era that will take you to new heights of moral and ethical capacity. Damien says that you are welcome.

Brodus Clay comes out and he wants them to cut the music. Brodus says that his little brother was supposed to be here tonight. He wants the Funkettes to bring out his little brother. Brodus introduces his little brother and it is the SwoggleSaurus.

Match Number Two: Hunico with Camacho versus Brodus Clay with the Funkettes

Hunico has something to say to Brodus but Brodus does the Brodus Shimmy. Hornswoggle comes in and he shimmies as well. Hunico pushes Horsnwoggle down and Brodus with a body block and chops in the corner. Clay with a back body drop and then he knocks Camacho off the apron. Clay with the Sheeeeplex and hits it. Brodus with the splash for the three count.

Winner: Brodus Clay

After the match, Hornswoggle goes up top and hits a frog splash onto Hunico.

Now it is time on Smackdown when we dance.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Teddy Long is walking in the back and he is looking for Aksana. Titus O’Neil and Darren Young see Teddy and comment on how Teddy never signed them and how Teddy never saw them as Prime Time Players. Titus and Darren make fun of the fact that Teddy is no longer employed.

John Laurinaitis stops by and he introduces Teddy to Darren and Titus and says that he listens to the people.

Darren says that the people want new young talent like Titus and himself. Titus asks Teddy if he thinks that they are ready to be Prime Time Players. They say that is People Power.

Johnny says that he wears a lot of hats and he is going to give Teddy the opportunity and he gives Teddy the hat for a Queen’s guard and points out that they don’t talk.

We go to the back where Matt Striker is with Randy Orton. Matt asks Randy about what Kane did to him and his father. Matt shows Randy the footage one more time.

Matt asks Randy how his father is. Randy says that his father is the toughest man he knows and he will be fine, in time. He cannot say the same for Kane. At Wrestlemania, Kane says that he became the monster that he has been all along. At Extreme Rules, they are in a match where they can fight backstage or in the stands because Falls Count Anywhere. Kane will find out exactly how sick and twisted he can be.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: The Usos versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil

Darren and Jey start things off and they lock up but Young with a side head lock. Young wih a shoulder tackle but Jey with a spinning flying forearm. Jimmy tags in and hits a clothesline. Young with an Irish whip but Jimmy slides into the corner and comes out with a clothesline and chop. Jey tags back in and they hit a double back elbow and double elbow drop for a near fall.

Jey runs into a boot and then Young kicks Jey. Titus tags in and Young with a reverse atomic drop and Titus sends Jey to the mat and hits a leg drop for a near fall. Titus with kicks to Jey as they continue their assault on the Usos. Titus with a forearm followed by a European uppercut.

Young tags in and he kicks Jey followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Young with a body scissors and chin lock. Jimmy tries to get the fans to motivate Jey to get out of trouble. Young with a knee but Jey with an uppercut and he tags in Jimmy.

Jimmy with clotheslines followed by a savate kick. Young with a forearm but Jimmy with a Samoan drop. Jimmy sets for the running butt splash into the corner and then he gets a near fall but Titus breaks up the cover. Jey tries to hit a cross body but Titus figures it is coming so he drops down. Titus with the tag and then he holds Titus for a clothesline from the turnbuckles and Titus gets the three count.

Winners: Titus O’Neil and Darren Young

It is time for the Raw Rebound.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Big Show in a Non Title Match

Show with a side head lock and punches to send Del Rio to the mat. Show misses a punch in the corner and Del Rio kicks Show in the leg. Show pushes Del Rio away and then he chops Del Rio in the corner. Del Rio backs into the corner and Show chokes Del Rio with his boot.

Show with the shhhh chop to Del Rio and then he slams Alberto. Show with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Show chokes Del Rio in the ropes and then he punches Alberto. Show misses a clothesline and Del Rio goes for the knee and Show falls hard into the mat. Del Rio with a series of kicks to Show to keep him on the mat. Del Rio jumps onto Show’s chest and gets a near fall.

Del Rio works on the bicep and shoulder area to set up the cross arm breaker. Del Rio with a key lock on Show but Show holds on to the ropes and Del Rio releases the hold. Del Rio with kicks to the arm. Del Rio returns to the key lock. Show pushes Del Rio off and he returns to his feet. Show tries for a choke slam but Del Rio escapes and he kicks Show in the back of the leg and then the back before getting a near fall.

Del Rio with an arm breaker on the knees and then he sets for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Show does not go over and Show with a single arm suplex and both men are down. Show blocks a kick and he chops Del Rio. Show with a few clotheslines followed by an Irish whip into the corner and a running butt splash and a spear.

Show gets up first and he signals for the choke slam. Ricardo gets on the apron and Cody Rhodes hits Beautiful Disaster and Del Rio gets the three count.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

After the match, Cody attacks Show and kicks him to the floor. When Show recovers, Cody retreats into the crowd.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Heath Slater is watching the monitor because we have nameless local wrestler making his debut. He brings over Drew McIntyre and Drew wonders who is going to win this one.

Before our next match, Danny Lerman says that his mom is watching this match from home and he is dedicating this match to her.

Match Number Five: Danny Lerman versus Ryback

Lerman with a kick to the leg and Ryback blocks a second kick. Ryback picks Lerman up by the neck and sends him into the mat before picking him up and hitting a fallaway slam. Ryback with a lariat followed by a muscle buster for the three count.

Winner: Ryback

After the match, Slater tells Drew that he is going to tell Ryback that Drew called him an idiot.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Brock Lesnar video package that aired on Monday night.

We see Bobby Teddy in the back and he is standing still now he is in uniform. William Regal walks by and he sings before trying to get Teddy to move.

The lights go blue and Aksana is walking with Antonio Cesaro. Aksana bumps into Teddy and wants to know why he is wearing funny costume. Aksana introduces Antonio to Teddy and she says that he wants to be a WWE Superstar.

Antonio tells Aksana when he heard from Aksana that her boyfriend had an important job in WWE, he didn’t expect this. Aksana tells Antonio that he was the general manager, but now John Laurinaitis is in charge.

Johnny yells at Teddy but then he hears the saxophones and sees the blue lights so he is not angry to see Aksana. Johnny introduces himself to Antonio and says that he has heard a lot about him. He walks into the office with Aksana.

Johnny asks Teddy for his thoughts on Antonio.

Match Number Six: Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Mark Henry versus Great Khali, Sheamus, and Randy Orton

As Great Khali gets onto the apron to enter the ring, Cody Rhodes attacks Khali’s leg and Khali is on the ground holding his knee. Sheamus and Orton check on Khali and the medical staff checks on him as well.

Cody, Mark, and Daniel celebrate what they have done to Khali and Sheamus looks at his opponents.

The referee checks with Orton and Sheamus to see what is going to happen.

Big Show makes his way to the ring and it looks like Randy and Sheamus have a third.

Match Number Six . . . Redux: Big Show, Randy Orton, and Sheamus versus Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, and Cody Rhodes

The match is joined in progress and Orton punches Rhodes in the corner. Cody with an Irish whip but you don’t do that to Orton because he clotheslines Rhodes. Bryan tags in and Orton with a hip toss. Sheamus tags in and Bryan tags Cody back in.

They lock up and Sheamus with a clean break. Cody wants to ask Bryan something but Bryan stays on the floor. Rhodes with a waist lock but Sheamus with punches to get free. Sheamus kicks Cody in the corner. Sheamus catches Rhodes when he tries to float over and Sheamus with a rolling fireman’s carry slam for a near fall.

Sheamus works on the wrist but Cody with a knee. Cody with a drop down uppercut but Sheamus responds with a running double sledge followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Cody tries for a swinging neck breaker but Sheamus sends Cody over the top rope. Cody lands on the apron and Sheamus with the forearms from the apron.

Sheamus tries to suplex Bryan back into the ring but Rhodes lands on his feet. Sheamus goes after Bryan and that distraction allows Rhodes to hit a drop kick that sends Sheamus to the floor. Cody with a baseball slide that sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier. While Cody distracts the referee, Bryan hits a running drop kick.

Bryan tags in and he rolls Sheamus back into the ring and hits an elbow to the throat. Bryan kicks Sheamus in the chest. Henry tags in and he kicks Sheamus in the midsection. Henry stands on Sheamus’ chest. Henry chokes Sheamus in the ropes and then he tags Cody back in.

Rhodes with kicks to Sheamus and he backs the World Champion into the corner. Cody punches Sheamus in the head and then he applies a hammer lock using his leg while putting on a reverse chin lock. Cody with a drop toe hold and he gets a near fall.

Rhodes with a front face lock but Sheamus tosses Cody away. Cody tries for Beautiful Disaster but Sheamus with a clothesline. Orton tags in and he hits a few clotheslines. He avoids a clothesline from Cody and hits a power slam. Orton sends Cody to the apron for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton twists into the RKO push ups but he sees Bryan trying to interfere and Orton with a power slam. Orton does not see Mark Henry come into the ring and he attacks Orton from behind.

Cody gets a near fall because the referee was out of position taking care of Show and Sheamus.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Henry is working on Orton’s neck. Orton with punches but Henry with a head butt to stop Orton. Bryan tags in and he kicks Orton. Bryan with an Irish whip and he hits the running drop kick into the corner but he can only get a two count. Bryan with a slam and then he goes up top for a diving head butt. Orton moves and Bryan lands hard on the mat.

Show and Henry tag in and Show with clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Rhodes with a kick to the back when Show tries for the shoulder tackle. Henry with a clothesline and Rhodes tags in. Cody with shots to the arm. Bryan tags in and Bryan with kicks to Show. Henry tags in and he kicks Show in the ribs. Henry with a head butt and he tags in Cody.

Cody with an elbow drop to the knee as he works on the leg. Cody with a figure four leg lock. Henry with a splash after making a tag and he can only get a near fall. Bryan tags in and he hits a DDT for a near fall but Show sends Bryan to the floor when he kicks out.

Sheamus tags in and he hits a few running double sledges. Sheamus with forearms in the corner. Sheamus with a power slam for a near fall when Cody breaks up the cover. Show punches Cody on the floor.

Bryan tries for the LeBell Lock but Sheamus is able to fight out of it. Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and Henry is tagged in. Sheamus with the Brogue Kick to Henry and Orton tags in. Show with a punch to Henry followed by an RKO for the three count.

Winners: Big Show, Randy Orton, and Sheamus

We go to credits.

Report by Richard Trionfo &