WWE Smackdown Results
April 19, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events on Monday Night RAW when Jack Swagger interrupted the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match between Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio. Swagger would go on to beat Ziggler in a non-title match, and then Del Rio attacked him. It also recaps Mark Henry putting Sheamus into his Hall of Pain.
Fandango makes his way to the ring with a dancer. Lilian Garcia announced his name very plainly as he made his way to the ring. Once his introduction dance was over, he turned his sights on Garcia. Fandango says she is looking good tonight before asking if she’s ever been dipped before. He asks if she’s ever made moves on anyone or Fandangoed before. He says it feels real good. She goes to leave, but he spins her back into his arms. He spins her a few times before doing a dip. Fandango then tells her that her dancing was absolutely terrible. He then drops her on the mat.
Fandango says that Garcia is a beautiful woman, but there is nothing beautiful about the way she dances. She’s just like all the other people who butcher his name and mock his dance. He begins to teach Garcia how to say his name correctly, but Santino Marella interrupts him. He mispronounces Fandango’s name and says that he is a very rude person for the way he talks to the WWE Universe and how he just treated Lilian Garcia. Fandango is a real sonamagun! It pains Santino to admit that Fandango does have good moves. That dance looks like so much fun. He hopes the WWE Universe won’t mind if he does his own rendition of “Fandingle.” He then introduces Fandango to his dance partner, the Cobra. Santino says they’re going to do a two-step all over his face. Santino then dances wildly as Fandango seems to take exception. Fandango charges, but he sails over the top rope as Santino pulled it down.
Fandango vs. Santino Marella
They circle the ring, and Fandango quickly kicks him in the midsection. Fandango punches him in the corner before bouncing his face off the turnbuckle. Fandango poses for the crowd as he whips Santino to the opposite corner. Santino slingshots over him, and Fandango shoulder blocks the turnbuckle. Santino does a little dance, and Fandango kicks him in the face a few times. Fandango punches him a few times, and Santino fails at a kip-up. Fandango continues to dance before choking him on the ropes. Santino tries to kip-up again, but he fails. Fandango punches away at him, dances a bit, and applies a neck vice. Santino fights up, but Fandango takes him down before dancing over him again.
Santino finally manages a kip-up before punching away at him. Santino splits under a clothesline and gives him a hip toss. Santino drops a head-butt and shakes the ropes. Santino takes the Cobra out, but Fandango catches him a modified Downward Spiral for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: *
Fandango poses with his dancer in the ring before pronouncing his name correctly.
Booker T is backstage with Teddy Long. Booker says things are different in his administration. Long didn’t consult with him before booking Dolph Ziggler versus Jack Swagger. Big Show walks in, and he wants to thank Teddy Long for giving him a tag team partner against Randy Orton and Sheamus. Unlike Booker T, who puts him in a handicap match where he could be injured, Long actually tries to protect the top talent. Big Show fist bumps Long and walks off. Booker does not look happy, and Long leaves the office.
The new WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston will take on the WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, next.
Champion vs. Champion
Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
They circle the ring and lock up. Barrett backs him to the corner and backs up. Barrett goes for a cheap shot, but Kingston ducks it. Kingston punches, but Barrett stops the momentum. Barrett knees away at him before wrenching the arm. Kingston twists out and hits a hurricanrana for a one count. Kingston applies a side headlock, but Barrett whips him off before shoulder blocking him down. Barrett hits the ropes, Kingston leapfrogs him a few times, and he hits a nice back elbow for a two count. Kingston quickly twists Barrett’s arm, but he punches out. Barrett hits a few jabs, but Kingston counters back with a side Russian leg sweep before kicking him in the temple. Kingston slingshots off the second rope with a body splash for a near fall.
Kingston wrenches the arm, but Barrett punches and head-butts him. Barrett sends him into the ropes, but he runs into a pendulum kick. Kingston goes to the top rope, but Barrett kicks him off. Kingston falls to ringside. Barrett goes outside and kicks him a few times before bouncing him off the commentary table. Barrett throws him into the ring for a near fall. Barrett lays him out across the top turnbuckle and kicks him in the midsection for a near fall. Barrett applies a chin lock. Kingston fights up, but Barrett quickly knees him in the gut. Barrett sends him to the corner, and he runs into a boot. Kingston goes to the second rope, but Barrett rips him off for a near fall. Barrett drops an elbow before applying another chin lock. Kingston fights up and punches out. Kingston ducks a pair of clotheslines, but Barrett eventually catches him. Barrett hits a slam of some sort and covers him lackadaisically. Kingston then surprises him with a counter to his pin, and he winds up picking up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: * 1/2
Kingston quickly runs out of the ring as Barrett screams that he kicked out at two.
A replay is shown of Mark Henry assaulting Sheamus backstage last week on Smackdown. They then show Henry slamming him through the interview set at RAW this past Monday.
Mark Henry is walking backstage when Renee Young comes up to him. She asks why he’s attacked Sheamus twice. Henry says, “Because I can. That’s what I do!” Sheamus then charges him and spears him through some metal barricade set up backstage. Sheamus stands over him and says, “Hey, that’s what I do, fella!”
The RAW Rebound shows Alberto Del Rio attempting to invoke his rematch clause against Dolph Ziggler, only for it to be interrupted by Jack Swagger, who viciously attacked Del Rio’s ankle. Later in the night, Swagger beat Ziggler in a non-title match. Del Rio then attacked him and applied a Cross Arm Breaker as Swagger hung off the stage.
Dolph Ziggler will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger at Extreme Rules.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio to the ring. He’ll face Jack Swagger, next.
Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
This is a rematch from WrestleMania XXIX.
They lock up, and Swagger tries to pick Del Rio’s leg. Del Rio quickly punches at Swagger’s injured left arm. Both shake feeling back into their injured limbs before circling the ring again. Del Rio goes for a waistlock, but Swagger quickly turns it on him. Swagger goes to slam him down, but Del Rio quickly hits that injured arm again. They circle the ring, and Swagger takes him down with a headlock takeover. Del Rio whips him off, but Swagger takes him down with a shoulder block. Del Rio leapfrogs him, but he lands on his leg hard. Swagger quickly takes advantage of the opening, and he begins attacking the leg. Swagger goes to slam the leg into the ring post, but Del Rio kicks him off into the barricade. Del Rio slams Swagger’s injured arm off the steel steps before rolling him into the ring for a near fall.
Del Rio kicks him in the back for a two count. Swagger block a suplex and hits one of his own. Del Rio reverses a whip to the corner and charges, but Swagger back drops him to the apron. Del Rio’s injured leg gets caught on the top rope as he hits the apron. Swagger snaps the leg off the top rope before punching him to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Swagger twisting the injured leg of Del Rio. Del Rio kicks him off and catches him with a back elbow. During the break, Del Rio hit the ring post with his shoulder after Swagger sidestepped him in the corner. Del Rio kicks Swagger in the injured arm and goes to the second rope. Del Rio jumps off, and Swagger catches him with a shoulder to the bad leg. Swagger drops an elbow on the leg and stretches it. Del Rio fights him off and kicks him in the face. Del Rio gets a crucifix pin for a near fall. Swagger immediately takes him down with a nasty clothesline.
Both men are down. Colter gives some advice to Swagger as he gets to his feet. Swagger stands on his throat for a few seconds. Swagger viciously knees him in the corner before stretching his leg around the second rope. Swagger hits a short-arm clothesline for a near fall. Swagger rips the bandages off Del Rio’s knee and hits it for a near fall. Swagger again twists the leg, but Del Rio punches him off. Swagger ducks a step-up enzuigiri and slams him down for a near fall. Del Rio rolls to the apron. Swagger grabs him, and Del Rio surprises him with a Cross Arm Breaker over the top rope. Del Rio releases it before he’s disqualified.
Del Rio punches away at him, but Swagger kicks him in the knee. Swagger puts his hand over his heart and says, “We the people!” Swagger circles him and says it a few times. Swagger misses a kick, and Del Rio hits a pair of clotheslines. Del Rio then catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, further hurting his own knee. Del Rio catches Swagger on the ropes and forearms him in the kidneys before hitting a backstabber for a near fall. Del Rio waits for him to get back up. Swagger goes for a waistlock slam, but Del Rio counters into a rollup for a two count. Del Rio tries to apply the Cross Arm Breaker, but Swagger counters into the Patriot Lock. Del Rio claws his way to the ropes and gets the break. Swagger then hits the Swagger Bomb for another near fall. Swagger asks why he won’t give up. Swagger goes for another Swagger Bomb. Del Rio gets his legs up, but Swagger counters that counter. Del Rio kicks out of a Patriot Lock attempt, and he hits a modified arm breaker.
Del Rio gets to his feet and waits for Swagger. Del Rio goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Swagger pushes him out of the ring. Rodriguez threatens Colter off with his crutches. Del Rio gets in the ring, and he kicks Swagger in the face. Swagger grabs the bottom rope at two and a half! Swagger surprises him with a Patriot Lock. Del Rio counters into a Cross Arm Breaker. Swagger turns the pressure and tries to pin him, but Del Rio kicks out. Del Rio then catches him with an inside cradle for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Tonight’s main event will see Randy Orton and Sheamus take on Big Show and Mark Henry. We’ll also hear why Ryback attacked John Cena, next.
The RAW Rebound shows Ryback’s explanation of why he attacked John Cena. Ryback was angry at how many times Cena left him to fend for himself over the last few months. Later in the night, the Shield attacked Cena while Ryback simply watched on.
The Shield appears on the screen. Dean Ambrose said that’s a RAW moment that no one will forget soon, especially the champ. Roman Reigns says they see him just fine, on his back. Seth Rollins says Ryback has also seen him on his back. A lot of people are wondering why Ryback didn’t help Cena. Ryback figured it out. Ryback knows how justice feels. Ambrose says it was self-preservation. He doesn’t want any more trouble. That look that Ryback had is the same look that the Undertaker had a few weeks ago on RAW. The Undertaker was afraid of them. He was scared to death. He was never so relieved to see Kane and Daniel Bryan. Undertaker may be undefeated at WrestleMania, but The Shield is undefeated PERIOD. Undertaker is not immortal, and they’ll prove that next week on RAW. Rollins says Undertaker has run WWE for twenty years, but there comes a time for even legends to be pushed aside. His time is up. Reigns says that the Hounds of Justice run this yard now. Believe in The Shield.
Undertaker will team up with Team Hell No to take on The Shield in London on the next Monday Night RAW.
The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, and Natalya will compete in a six-person tag team match, next.
Earlier today in the parking lot, Epico, Primo, and Rosa Mendes cut Khali, Hornswoggle, and Natalya off and stole their parking spot. Khali called them losers, and they took exception to that.
The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, and Natalya vs. Epico, Primo, and Rosa Mendes
Rosa will start against Natalya. Rosa slaps her in the face before having a whip reversed. Rosa kicks her in the face and dances, but Natalya slaps her in the face. Natalya punches away at her before attempting a Sharpshooter. Rosa gets to the ropes and pulls Natalya into the turnbuckle. Rosa kicks her down before hitting a snapmare and a kick to the back. Rosa applies a double arm chin lock, but Natalya fights up. Rosa quickly slams her down. Rosa goes for a suplex, but Natalya counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Natalya then clotheslines her down.
Epico and Khali are tagged in. Khali throws him down and hits a pair of clotheslines. Khali chops the chest in the corner. Primo tries to attack, but Khali sidesteps him, causing Primo to splash Epico. Khali chops them both and gives Primo a Brain Chop. Rosa goes for the distraction, but Hornswoggle tugs on her ankle. Rosa chases him, and Natalya takes her down with a discus clothesline. Khali then catches Epico with a Punjabi Plunge for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, and Natalya
Match Rating: 1/2 *
They show a replay of CM Punk from RAW talking about losing to the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Punk couldn’t finish what he was saying, and he walked off.
We’ll take a look at the challenge Brock Lesnar issued to Triple H on RAW, next.
They show a replay of Brock Lesnar’s vicious assault on 3MB before having Paul Heyman issue a challenge to Triple H for a Steel Cage match at Extreme Rules. Triple H will respond to the challenge this Monday on RAW.
Mark Henry and Big Show make their entrances. They’ll face Randy Orton and Sheamus, next.
Mark Henry and Big Show vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus
Sheamus will start the match out against Mark Henry. They talk some trash to one another before Henry tags in the Big Show. They circle the ring and trade punches. Big Show knees away at him before putting him on the apron. Big Show then clubs away at Sheamus’ chest. Big Show puts him back in the ring, and Sheamus attacks him on the apron. Sheamus then clubs away at Big Show’s chest. Big Show pushes Sheamus away, and Sheamus kicks him in the knee. Sheamus goes to the top rope and leaps over Big Show. Big Show then takes him out with a sidekick. Sheamus rolls out of the way of an elbow drop, and he tags in Randy Orton.
Orton punches away at Big Show before he’s put in the corner. Orton counters a chop with some more punches. Orton hits the ropes, and Big Show catches him with a sidewalk slam. Big Show head-butts Orton and tags in Mark Henry. Henry chokes Orton on the second rope before head-butting him down. Henry pushes him, but Orton comes back with some punches. Orton hits the ropes, and Henry applies a bear hug. Orton tries to punch out, but Henry just applies more pressure. Henry then slams him in the corner, and Big Show tags back in. Big Show hits a few body punches, stifling any momentum Orton can build. Orton tries to fight back, but Big Show grabs him by the throat. Big Show goes for a Chokeslam, but Orton counters into a big DDT.
Sheamus is tagged in. He ducks a clothesline, and he takes Big Show down with a pair of his own. Sheamus drives him into the corner and hits a million dollar knee lift. Sheamus then takes him out with a Battering Ram off the top rope. Sheamus hits him with White Noise. Henry yells at Sheamus from the apron as Sheamus sets up for a Brogue Kick. Henry distracts him as Sheamus goes to knock him off the apron. Big Show then spears him down.
We come back from the break to see Big Show kneeing Sheamus in the face. Big Show stares at Orton before going back to Sheamus. Sheamus punches away at him, but Big Show quickly takes him back down. Big Show hits the Final Cut for a near fall. Big Show hits a body slam and tags in Henry. Henry applies a nerve hold to Sheamus. Sheamus gets up to his feet and punches out. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Henry hits a big boot, but Orton breaks up the pin. Big Show is tagged in, and Henry holds Sheamus up for a body punch. Big Show punches him in the ribs before chopping the chest. Sheamus punches back, but Big Show knees him down before applying a nerve hold of his own. Big Show head-butts him down before he can fight to his feet. Big Show then chokes him on the ropes. Big Show clubs him down and applies another nerve hold. Sheamus fights up and wildly punches, but Big Show pushes him to the corner. Big Show hits a butt bump and hits the ropes, but Sheamus chop blocks him.
Orton and Henry are tagged in. Orton ducks a clothesline and kicks him a few times. Orton punches away at him, but Henry throws him to the corner. Orton kicks him in the face and clotheslines him, but Henry doesn’t go down. Orton ducks a clothesline, and he takes Henry down with a clothesline. Orton hits a DDT and gets a near fall. Orton goes for the hanging DDT, but Big Show punches Orton in the kidneys. Big Show is tagged in, and Orton catches him with a top rope hanging DDT as he gets in the ring. Orton gets the crowd into it before dropping down for an RKO. Henry runs Orton over, and Sheamus tackles him out of the ring. Big Show then catches him with a Chokeslam for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Mark Henry and Big Show
Match Rating: **
Big Show and Mark Henry celebrate at the top of the ramp as Smackdown comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Fandango def. Santino Marella
Kofi Kingston def. Wade Barrett (non-title)
Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger
The Great Khali, Hornswoggle, and Natalya def. Epico, Primo, and Rosa Mendes
Mark Henry and Big Show def. Randy Orton and Sheamus
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