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“S.O.S” is playing throughout the arena as Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the 51st episode of the show. Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring followed by MVP who are teaming together tonight. “Radio” plays next and we find out it will be Zach Ryder and Carlito facing them in the opening contest from the RAW brand.
Kofi Kingston & MVP Vs. Zach Ryder & Carlito W/ Michael Tarver
The bell rings and MVP leaves the ring and goes to the outside to have words with Carlito’s NXT rookie Michael Tarver. MVP pushes Tarver and then throws a punch that misses before landing his second punch and returning to the ring. Carlito goes to the outside to calm down Tarver while MVP continues to taunt the rookie while the ref begins the count on Carlito before he gets back into the ring. Carlito and MVP lock up and MVP gains the advantage with a headlock, Carlito sends him into the ropes before being dropped with a shoulder tackle. Carlito runs at MVP and is hit with an arm drag, Carlito backs up into the corner before getting up and landing a kick to the gut on MVP.
Carlito lands punches on MVP that back him into the corner, Carlito sends MVP into the opposite corner and runs at him but MVP slings over him and hits him with a clothesline. MVP follows up with the double fists to the chest before Carlito tags in Ryder who MVP goes and retrieves from the apron by hip tossing him over the rope and into the ring. Ryder attempts a clothesline but is ducked and hit with a flying punch, MVP follows up with “Ballin” but Carlito saves Ryder before any pin can be attempted. Kofi gets into the ring and he and MVP decide to hit the ropes and hit double baseball slides on their opponents on the outside of the ring as we go to commercial.
We return from Commercial and Kofi has Ryder in and arm lock, Ryder is able to twist out of it and land a forearm to the face of Kofi. Ryder sends Kofi into the ropes but is reversed into a monkey flip, Kofi does his running leap into the corner and lands punches before flipping out and hitting a huge uppercut for the cover and a 2 count. Kofi keeps control of Ryder and brings him to his corner for the tag to MVP, MVP hits Ryder with a punch and two knees the midsection followed by a suplex for a cover and another 2. MVP lands a punch on Ryder and slams his head into the turnbuckle, He sends Ryder into the ropes and is reversed but Ryder lowers the head and gives MVP the chance to kick him in the face and attack Carlito on the apron. Ryder uses the distraction to his advantage and hits the
jumping legdrop for a cover and a two count.
Ryder takes MVP to his corner and tags into Carlito, Carlito goes on the attack with some punches and kicks and a neckbreaker for a cover and a two count. Carlito puts MVP in a chinlock as the fans try to rally him to his feet which he does and is able to land two big elbows to the midsection to break the hold. He sends Carlito into the rope but Carlito is able to jump on the second rope and hit a flying elbow for the cover and a two count. Carlito takes MVP to his corner and tags in Ryder, He throws punches and kicks before taunting the crowd. Ryder picks up MVP and snapmares him and lands a drop kick to the back of the head and goes for a cover but only gets a two. Ryder drags MVP so he can make the tag to Carlito, Carlito gets in and begins to attack MVP with kicks to the back and punches
to the face.
Carlito taunts MVP who begins to land punches of his own and make a comeback, He sends Carlito into the rope but is reversed and hit with a dropkick for a cover and a kickout. Carlito lands some punches and hits the rope and is countered with an overhead throw by MVP, MVP slowly crawls and is able to make the hot tag to Kofi. Kofi comes off the rope with a high crossbody to start off, He lands a series of chops before finding Carlito in the perfect spot for the boom drop which connects. Kofi begins to get ready to go for T.I.P but Ryder distracts him, He sends Ryder into the turnbuckle and than MVP comes running from his corner and hits a big kick from the apron. Carlito grabs Kofi and attempts to throw him to the outside but Kofi bounces off the rope while Carlito is distracted with MVP and lands Trouble in Paradise for the win!
Winners Via Trouble in Paradise: Kofi Kingston and MVP
Recap Video: Wrestlemania Week
Michael Cole hypes the replay of HBK’s farewell from Monday Night!
Michael Cole hypes WWE.com for your Wrestlemania results and photos!
“J. Pop Drop ” plays throughout the arena as Yoshi Tatsu winner of the Wrestlemania pre-show battle royal makes his way to the ring, William Regal is out second with his NXT rookie Skip “Yup Yup” Sheffield for the end of the Raw portion for this week.
Yoshi Tatsu Vs. William Regal W/ Skip “Yup Yup” Sheffield
The bell rings and William Regal removes his coat, The two lock up and Yoshi gains the early advantage with an arm lock on Regal. Regal rolls out and reverses it into a wrist lock that Yoshi reverses into a headlock. Regal sends Yoshi into the ropes and goes for the shoulder block but Yoshi is able stay standing, Yoshi lands a kick and goes for the win but only gets a 1 count. Yoshi gives Regal a stiff kick to the back and goes for another cover but only gets a one count again, Yoshi stays on Regal and goes into a headlock. Yoshi flips Regal onto the mat with headlock intact, Regal attempts to roll Yoshi’s shoulders to the
mat but is unable to keep him down.
Regal is able to return to his feet and send Yoshi into the ropes, He attempts to send him to the outside but Yoshi hangs on and goes for the school boy but is only able to get another 1. Yoshi gets another headlock on Regal who sends Yoshi into the corner before hitting him with a forearm, Regal picks up Yoshi and hits and uppercut and some punches before sending him into the ropes and hitting a high elbow. Regal follows up with a a double underhook for a cover and a two, He follows up with a chin lock. Yoshi breaks out and goes on a rampage with a flurry of strong style kicks, He follows up with some punches before
being taking down by a forearm by Regal.
Regal goes for the the running knee but it is missed and Yoshi hits him with a spinning back kick, Yoshi follows up with a dropkick in the corner. Yoshi hits double knees and a roll followed up by a kick to the chest for a cover and a two count. Yoshi heads to the top rope and Regal moves before he connects, He follows up with a Regal stretch. Yoshi makes it to the rope and Regal attacks Yoshi with kicks, Yoshi goes to the apron and lands back to
back big kicks to the head and covers for a 1,2,3 and the Win!
Winner Via Back to Back Kicks in the Head: Yoshi Tatsu
Michael Cole hypes the Main Event from Smackdown The Dudebusters Vs The Hart Dynasty!
Jerry Lawler hypes the replay HBK’s farewell from Monday Night RAW!
Matt Striker and Todd Girsham welcome us to the Smackdown portion of the show!
Replay Video: HBK’s Farewell to the WWE (The Verve Pipe – “Colorful”)
The Dudebusters make their way to the ring for the main event of the evening, They cut a promo putting themselves over to a chorus of boos from the crowd. Todd Grisham tells us that the Main Event is next!
As we return from a Commercial the announcers hype this months PPV Extreme Rules, This is followed by the Hart Dynasty making there way down to the ring to a big pop from the crowd!
The Hart Dynasty Vs. The Dudebusters
The bell rings and it’s Trent Baretta and Tyson Kidd starting things off, They lock up and Tyson gains control first with a wrist lock. Trent rolls out and sweeps the leg and goes into a headlock, He is reversed by Kidd who regains control with a front facelock. He transitions into an arm lock before grabbing the head and flipping him into a headlock on the mat. Baretta gets to his feet and sends Tyson into the rope but is hit with a shoulder block, Tyson hits the ropes and Baretta rolls over and leap frogs Tyson who gets in monkey flip position but is flipped over and hit with a spinning heel kick. Tyson hits the ropes again and hits a front dropkick for a pin cover and a one count.
Baretta backs up into his corner to make the tag to his partner Caylen Croft, Tyson lands a kick to the side of Croft before putting him in an arm lock and making the tag to D. H. Smith. D. H continues the armlock started by Tyson and yanks on the arm several times, He transitions into a wrist lock and shows his strength by lifting Croft into the air. D. H transitions into an armlock before using a takeover to change position on the armlock. Croft returns to his feet and lands a knee to midsection and a shot to the face, He sends him into the rope and goes for a move and misses setting up a sharpshooter attempt by D. H that
Croft slides out of.
When we return from commercial Tyson Kidd is in the ring with an armlock on Caylen Croft, He front facelocks Croft and takes him to the center of the ring for a suplex. The suplex attempt by Kidd is reversed into a go behind that is reversed before a rollup attempt that sends Kidd into the rope for a jumping legdrop from the apron by Baretta taking Kidd to the outside. Baretta lands a shortarm clothesline while Kidd is on the outside, Baretta works on Kidd in the corner before the ref backs him off and he tags in his partner Croft. Croft slams Kidd down before tagging his partner Baretta back in who does an over the rope senton onto Kidd for the cover and the two count.
Baretta puts a lock on Kidd who counters the move but is taken down by Baretta, Baretta hits a big jumping knee on Kidd before sending him into the corner with a hard Irish whip. Baretta tags in Croft who lands a kick and a knee on Kidd and goes for the cover for a 1, He continues his assault and goes for another cover and is is able to get a two count. Croft puts a sleeper hold on Kidd, The crowd pumps up Kidd who gets to his feet and lands elbow to break the hold but is hit with a forearm to break his momentum.
Croft tags in Baretta who go for the double but Kidd is able to reverse it and take his opponents out, Kidd crawls to his corner and is able to get the hot tag to his partner D. H. Smith. Smith comes in like a house of fire hitting a running shoulder block, multiple clotheslines and a back body drop, He follows that up with a side suplex for a cover that is broken up by Croft. Baretta sends Smith into the rope and attempts a tornado DDT but is blocked by Smith, Smith picks Baretta up and Kidd comes from the top rope for the Hart Attack. Smith lands a huge kick on Croft taking him out of the match, Kidd is left alone in the ring with Baretta and puts on the sharpshooter and Baretta taps for the win!
Winners Via Sharpshooter: The Hart Dynasty
The Hart Dynasty celebrate their win in the ring to end the show!
Following the Wrestlemania hype heavy episode last week, the April Fools Day episode of Superstars was quite exciting.
The RAW tag match was a fun opener that had its share of fun spots my favorite being the out of nowhere Trouble in Paradise to end the match.
Tatsu and Regal had a good technical contest that continued the push of the very entertaining Yoshi Tatsu.
I didn’t see RAW Monday night and tonight was my first chance to see HBK’s farewell. I was moved by the awesome replay video that WWE put together. I thought it was a great choice of song that told a great story of the end of the legendary career of Shawn Michaels.
The Main Event was an awesome, fast paced, in your face match that showcased to young teams in the tag division. The Pink and White attack is on a roll and will be a force in the tag division very soon.
See you next Thursday!