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Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
WWE Smackdown Results 3/8/13
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:44:20 PM
We begin this week’s show with a graphic remembering Bill Moody who passed away earlier this week at age 58.
We take a look back at the end of last week’s Smackdown when Randy Orton and Sheamus fought back against the Shield and got some help from the Big Show. What happens tonight? Jack Swagger attacked three fellow Americans on Monday night. Dolph Ziggler gets his shot at the World Champion, but the title is not on the line. Will Ziggler cash in or will he waste another opportunity?
We are in Albany, New York and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Michael Cole.
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way to the ring. Jack welcomes everyone to Jack Swagger’s America. He says that he is your future World Champion. He wants everyone to show some respect to his friend and mentor. He is a Real American and a Founding Father. . . Zeb Colter.
Zeb wants to get down to it. He wants everyone to admit something to themselves. He wants them to admit that they share the same values as Jack and him. That they share the same sense of patriotism and think alike. They can all see what is wrong with our country, but you are too scared and afraid to say or do anything about it.
Zeb asks if they know anyone who has lost a job because someone has sneaked across our porous borders because they will work for a few pesos or a pat on the head. That is why they are your spokesman and they will be there to help with a new Bill of Rights for legal citizens.
Jack and Zeb give a We The People.
Zeb says that We the People have had enough.
Jack says that he will draw a line in the sand and he is taking America back.
Zeb says that if you don’t agree with them, then you are the problem because he and Jack are the solution.
Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and he comes out with Ricardo Rodriguez and el spit bucket.
Alberto tells Zeb and Jack that they have it all wrong. Alberto has a solution. He is going to show what Jack Swagger’s ‘Real America’ is all about.
We see a ‘video’ of ‘Jack and Zeb’ but Alberto is playing the part of Jack and Ricardo is playing the part of Zeb. ‘Zeb’ has to talk about Mexican Food and he says that it is a plot against America.
Alberto winks at Jack and Zeb as we go to commercial.
We are back and we see what happened last week when Heath Slater interrupted the Honky Tonk Man on Raw.
Match Number One: Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre (with Jinder Mahal) versus Kane and Daniel Bryan in a Non Title Match
Drew and Kane start things off and Drew with a kick and punches. Kane with an Irish whip but Drew moves. Drew with clotheslines in the corner. Kane with a back elbow for a near fall. Drew with a kick and he tags in Slater. Slater with an elbow and Bryan is tagged in. Kane sends Bryan into the corner and he connects with a running drop kick on Slater. Bryan with kicks to Slater. Slater avoids a round kick. Slater tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan with a rana that sends both men over the top rope to the floor.
Bryan sets for the knee from the apron but Slater ducks. Bryan lands on his feet and Drew tries to attack Bryan but Bryan stops him. Slater with a clothesline to Bryan and he sends him back into the ring.
Drew tags in and Drew sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he punches and kicks him. The referee pulls Drew out of the corner and he tags Slater back in. Slater with punches to Bryan and the referee warns him as well. Slater with another punch and he tags Drew back in. Drew with a short clothesline but he misses a short arm clothesline and Bryan floats over and then he hits a Saito suplex and both men are down.
Kane and Slater tag in and Kane with a punch and knee to the midsection followed by a drop kick. Kane with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Kane with another clothesline but he runs into an elbow from Slater. Kane with an uppercut when Slater comes off the turnbuckles and Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a side slam to Slater and he signals for the choke slam.
Mahal distracts Kane and Slater with a punch. Kane catches Slater on a cross body but Slater gets ot his feet. Bryan makes the blind tag and Kane bumps into Bryan and Bryan argues with Kane. Slater with a rollup for a near fall but Bryan counters into the No Lock. Kane takes care of McIntyre and Slater taps out.
Winners: Daniel Bryan and Kane
After the match, Bryan continues to yell at Kane.
We see photos of Natalya and Alicia Fox’s trip to Rwanda for Nothing But Nets.
Matt Striker is in the interview area with Dolph Ziggler, AJ Lee, and Big E Langston. Matt asks Dolph about his match tonight. Dolph says that the WWE Universe picked him to face Alberto because they wanted to see biggest show stealing match in the history of Smackdown. Is it because he didn’t look like he swam through sewage to get into this country? Yes. It is because of the briefcase and because of Big E Langston. When these stars align, history will be made.
AJ says that they should make history tonight.
Ryback is walking in the back and Mark Henry is standing in the hallway. They stare each other down and snarl a bit. Ryback continues walking and we go to commercial.
We are back and Brad Maddox is at the announce table to join Michael and Josh for commentary.
It is time to take a look back at Raw when Triple H challenged Brock Lesnar to a match at Wrestlemania.
Damien Sandow is in the ring. He says tonight, the intellectual savior of the unwashed masses will face a barbaric brute. A man Darwin’s Theory of Evolution forgot. He demands silence. A man whom instead of chosing to feed his soul with literature and the arts, is more content . . .
with interrupting Damien Sandow.
Match Number Two: Ryback versus Damien Sandow
They lock up and Ryback backs Sandow into the corner and he connects with a shoulder and chop before tossing Sandow across the ring. Ryback with a power slam and Sandow rolls to the floor. Ryback follows after Sandow and he sends Sandow into the ring. Sandow goes to the apron and he drops Ryback on the top rope.
Sandow with a forearm but Ryback does not appreciate it. Ryback chases Sandow on the floor. Sandow gets back into the ring first and he drops an elbow to the back and then hits a clothesline and forearm to the back of the head. Sandow with kicks to Ryback and then he punches Ryback. Sandow with knees to the chest and a kick to the head.
Sandow with a knee drop and a reverse chin lock. Ryback with an arm drag to escape. Sandow with punches but Ryback with back elbows. Ryback with a back body drop and a spinebuster. Ryback sets for the lariat and he connects. Ryback with the marching muscle buster for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened after Raw ended. Big Show was in the ring and he was confronted by the Shield. The Shield surrounded show and they attacked him from behind after distracting him. Reigns speared Show and then they hit the Cerberus Power Bomb on Show.
Big Show is in the locker room with Matt Striker. Matt asks Show about what happened at the hands of the Shield. Show does not know what their beef is. He will knock out whoever gets in his way. He blames Sheamus and Randy Orton for what happened to The Shield. Show says that his fist is the answer to everyone.
Match Number Three: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Dolph Ziggler (with AJ Lee and Big E Langston)
They lock up and Ziggler with a punch but Del Rio with a kick to the leg. Ziggler punches Del Rio in the corner. Ziggler with an elbow to the back of the head followed by an Irish whip and a Stinger splash into the corner. Ziggler chokes Del Rio in the ropes and Langston’s fist gets in the way of Del Rio’s head as he walks by Del Rio.
Ricardo throws something at Langston and Langston is not impressed. Ricardo backs up and Langston is ready to destroy Ricardo but AJ tells Langston to stop. Ricardo takes the bucket and he wants to throw its contents at Langston but Big E moves and AJ gets hit with a bucket full of water.
Ricardo wants to apologize but Langston stops AJ. AJ gets into the ring and goes after Ricardo. Langston grabs AJ and the referee sends AJ and Langston to the back. Langston and AJ ask why Ricardo isn’t being sent to the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with an elbow drop and then he hits the delayed leaping elbow drop and gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio punches Ziggler and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall.
We see Jack and Zeb in the back and Zeb gives Jack some advise about dealing with Alberto’s side kick.
Ziggler with a snap mare and body scissors. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock. Del Rio with a knee to the midsection followed by an Irish whip. Del Rio runs into an uppercut from Ziggler but Ziggler is sent into the air by Del Rio and he lands on his chest. Del Rio with a kick to the head and both men are down.
Ziggler misses the Stinger Splash and Del Rio with a forearm to the back and then he climbs the turnbuckles for more forearms and then Del Rio hits an inverted superplex and both men are down again. The referee makes his count but they get back to their feet. Alberto and Dolph exchange punches and kicks. Del Rio with two clotheslines and then he ducks a clothesline and when Ziggler comes off the ropes Del Rio hits a tilt-a-whirl back breaker.
Del Rio with a running super kick and he gets a near fall. Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker but Ziggler with a kick. Del Rio with an Irish whip. Del Rio sends Ziggler into the ropes and he connects with a series of forearms to the kidneys. Ziggler gets to the apron but Del Rio puts him back in the ropes for a lungblower and Del Rio gets a near fall.
Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles and he is met with a drop kick from Ziggler and Dolph gets a near fall. Both men are down again and the count is started again. Ziggler misses a Fameasser and Del Rio with a German suplex for a near fall.
Del Rio sets for the step up enzuigiri in the corner but Ziggler meets him and hits a tornado DDT and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler goes for the sleeper but Del Rio holds on to the ropes. Del Rio tries for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Ziggler counters with a rollup. Del Rio tries for a tilt-a-whirl move but Ziggler lands on his feet. Del Rio with the float over into the cross arm breaker and Ziggler taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
AJ Lee is in the back toweling off and Daniel Bryan says that she looks like a Shetland Pony. AJ asks Daniel if she is getting a kick out of seeing her humiliated.
Daniel says that since she left him at the altar, he does enjoy seeing AJ in this condition.
AJ says that she doesn’t even care because her boyfriend still has the Money in the Bank contract so she will be with a World Champion. A World Champion who knows how to handle a woman like her. AJ says that she isn’t with him because she was attacked at ringside. She also tells Daniel that she can get along with her partner.
Daniel says that Kane and him handle things their own special way. Daniel says that he didn’t just carry around a briefcase, he was the World Champion.
AJ reminds Daniel he lost the title in 18 seconds.
Daniel tells AJ that she should be used to things lasting 18 seconds since she is with Dolph.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Yoshi Tatsu versus Mark Henry
They lock up and Henry sends Yoshi to the mat. Yoshi with a kick but Henry tosses Yoshi into the air and Henry tells him to get up. Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam and the three count.
Winner: Mark Henry
Michael Cole reminds us of the Hall of Fame ceremony at Madison Square Garden. We see the Donald Trump video package.
We go to the back where Matt Striker is with Sheamus. Matt reminds Sheamus of what Big Show said about him.
Sheamus says that he is not surprised. Big Show’s ego took a huge dent because of the beating at the hands of the Shield. Nothing is ever Big Show’s fault. When Big Show walks through Universal Studios and everyone yells ‘Shrek’, it isn’t his fault. When Big Show clogs up every toilet he sits on, it is not his fault. The fact that you can smell him from ten miles away because he doesn’t wash his gear, it wasn’t his fault. When he Brogue Kicks that huge mallet off his shoulders, it won’t be Show’s fault. It will be Sheamus’.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at John Cena and the Rock from Monday night.
Layla is at ringside for the next match.
Match Number Five: Tamina Snuka versus Kaitlyn
They lock up and Tamina with a knee and she sends Kaitlyn to the mat. Tamina runs into an elbow and Kaitlyn with a shoulder. Kaitlyn with a back body drop and we see Cody watching from the back on the official monitor.
Kaitlyn misses a shoulder tackle and she hits the ropes and suffers some whiplash and goes to the floor. Layla checks on Kaitlyn and Tamina throws Layla away. Kaitlyn with a forearm to Tamina and she sends Tamina into the ring. Layla also goes into the ring but the referee sends her back to the floor. Tamina punches Kaitlyn and hits the Samoan drop and gets the three count.
Winner: Tamina Snuka
Damien Sandow joins Cody by the monitor and Damien complains about the lack of restaurants worthy of their patronage within 100 miles. He says that they should discuss their strategy against the New Age Outlaws on Monday.
Cody asks Damien about Kaitlyn. Damien calls her a commendable in ring performer. Cody asks Damien what he thinks about her as a woman. Damien says that she has made the most of what she can considering she comes from a deficient gene pool.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Justin Gabriel is in the ring to face the man who has had more debuts than Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes have broken up.
Lillian Garcia does not give the proper introduction for Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Fandango corrects Lillian and says that is unacceptable. He will make his debut when she learns how to pronounce his name correctly. He wonders if everyone is incompetent. He says that everyone can thank Jillian for missing out on the debut of Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
Booker T and Teddy Long are in Booker’s office and Booker tells Teddy to tell the strutting flamingo that the next time he is put in a match, he best compete. Teddy asks Booker how to pronounce the name and Booker is not interested. Teddy tries and Booker cuts him off and he tells Teddy to do his job.
It is time to take a look back at the return of the Undertaker on the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Six: Sheamus versus Big Show
Show with a kick and punches to Sheamus but he misses a chop in the corner. Sheamus with punches but Show with a head butt. Sheamus with punches and Show with forearms. Show with a head butt and punch to the midsection. Sheamus with punches but Show with a spear and Show follows Sheamus to the floor.
Show with a chop across the chest. Sheamus with a punch but Show sends Sheamus back into the ring. Sheamus with a shoulder to Show on the apron and then he sends Show into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with the forearms across the chest but Show stops Sheamus before he gets to ten. Show pulls Sheamus to the floor and then Show sends Sheamus into the ring announcer pit. We go to commercial.
We are back and Show with a key lock on Sheamus. We see footage from the commercial break when Show hit an elbow drop. Sheamus punches Show but Show with a side slam and he gets a near fall. Show climbs the turnbuckles for a Vader Bomb or elbow drop but Sheamus stops Show and Sheamus tries for an Electric Chair drop but Show gets away from Sheamus. Show with a kick and a fallaway power bomb for a near fall.
Show with a series of chops in the corner and then he stares down the referee. Show grabs Sheamus by the throat for a choke slam but Sheamus with head butts. Sheamus with a kick to the chest followed by a running clothesline. Sheamus with the shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift and flying forearm. Sheamus goes up top for the shoulder tackle but he is caught by Show. Show goes for a choke slam but Sheamus counters with a DDT and he gets a near fall.
Sheamus tries to get Show up for White Noise but Show escapes. Sheamus gets Show up and hits White Noise. Sheamus looks around and he pounds his chest for the Brogue Kick. Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and Show goes to the floor. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle from the apron.
Show punches Sheamus on the floor and Sheamus is sent back into the ring. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick that knocks Show off the apron.
The Shield’s music plays and they make their way to the ring.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to make the odds a little better against the Shield.
The Shield enter the ring and Orton and Sheamus fight them off momentarily but Rollins and Reigns go after Orton while Ambrose deals with Sheamus. Big Show gets into the ring and he goes after The Shield. Shield punches Reigns in the midsection. Sheamus takes care of Rollins while Orton takes care of Ambrose.
The Shield leave the ringside area and go into the crowd.
Show with a knockout punch to Sheamus but Orton with an RKO to Show.
We go to credits.
Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com