WWE Smackdown Results
March 26, 2015
Los Angeles/San Jose, California
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. Cole is alongside Jerry “The King” Lawler. Byron Saxton and Renee Young will check in from WrestleMania Axxess later on.
Jimmy Uso vs. Big E vs. Fernando vs. Cesaro
The New Day’s entrance graphics were completely botched during a wide-angle shot. Normally that would be reshot, but this show isn’t high on WWE’s priority list. All four men’s tag team partners and managers/mascots are at ringside. A brawl breaks out between all four men. Big E punches Cesaro in the corner while Jimmy punches Fernando on the other side. Big E and Jimmy then run across the ring and attack the other opponents. Fernando punches Big E, but Big E soon catches him with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Big E gives it to Jimmy for good measure before putting all three men in the corner. Big E then catches them all with a sandwich shoulder thrust. Big E executes a military press on Cesaro and throws him onto Jimmy. Big E lays Fernando out with a belly-to-belly side suplex before hitting a big splash, but Cesaro breaks it up. Big E quickly knocks Cesaro out of the ring. Jimmy then kicks Big E in the head to get him out of the ring. Jimmy hits the ropes for an over-the-top rope splash, but Fernando dropkicks him down. Fernando then takes Big E and Cesaro out with a suicide dive. Jimmy then takes all three men out with the over-the-top rope splash.
Jimmy throws Cesaro into the ring and goes to the top rope, but Big E grabs his ankle. Cesaro uppercuts Jimmy before punching Big E off the apron. Cesaro and Fernando trade punches before going for a deadlift superplex from the bottom rope. Jimmy joins in and it’s a double superplex. Big E covers Cesaro for a two count. Big E then goes to Fernando for another two count. Fernando reverses a whip on Big E and grabs Jimmy as well. Fernando hits a downward spiral/DDT combination on them. Cesaro kicks Fernando in the sternum, but Fernando kicks him away. Cesaro counters a dropkick into a Cesaro Swing. Cesaro stops to catapult Fernando into Jimmy. Cesaro then catapults him into Big E. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer on Big E, but Fernando catches him with a Backstabber. Big E goes for the Big Ending on Cesaro, but Jimmy superkicks him down. Fernando throws Jimmy to the apron, but Jimmy catches him with a back body drop out of the ring. Jimmy goes to the top rope and hits a splash on Cesaro for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jimmy Uso
Match Rating: * 1/2
Tonight’s main event will see John Cena, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Mark Henry taking on Seth Rollins, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, and Kane. Coming up next, we’ll check in with Renee Young and Byron Saxton at WrestleMania Axxess.
Footage is seen of people entering WrestleMania Axxess. Renee Young and Byron Saxton talk about Axxess. There will be 100 superstar autograph signings, which will equate into 60,000 autographs. A replay is then shown of Brock Lesnar announcing he will remain with WWE on ESPN.
Video Package: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns
We see more images of WrestleMania Axxess. The New Day walks into the autograph area for a signing.
WrestleMania 31 is 3 days away.
Renee Young and Byron Saxton start the hard sell for purchasing the WWE Network and ridicule the people who would choose to be $60 to view the show.
Video Package: WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
Replays are shown of AJ Lee accidentally hitting Paige in the face on RAW. Paige was facing Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship, and she wound up losing. AJ and Paige brawled after that.
AJ Lee and Paige will address The Bella Twins later tonight.
Byron Saxton talks about all the programming that will be available on the WWE Network during WrestleMania Week.
Video Package: John Cena vs. Rusev
The Elimination Chamber is seen set up at WrestleMania Axxess. People can take pictures inside of it.
John Cena, Roman Reigns, Mark Henry, and Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Big Show, and Kane later tonight.
Aloe Blacc will sing “America The Beautiful” at WrestleMania this Sunday.
Video Package: Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Coming up next, we’ll hear from AJ Lee and Paige about what happened on RAW.
AJ Lee and Paige address their status ahead of their match at WrestleMania 31
AJ Lee makes her way to the ring to a nice reception. Footage is shown of her and Paige brawling on RAW after some miscommunication. AJ says the fans have known her for a long time. They’ve seen her as a diva, a General Manager, everyone’s girlfriend, but most importantly as the longest reigning Divas Champion of all time. She loved that Divas Title, and so does Paige. On RAW, the Bella Twins used that love to their advantage. They had a plan, and it worked. But because of that and so many other reasons, at WrestleMania she’s going to step up to those pampered, prissy, plastic mannequins and beat them. The only question is whether she’ll do it alone. If Paige wants to join her in the ring in front of 70,000 people is entirely up to her.
Paige’s music, and she makes her way to the ring. Paige loves how AJ wants to skip past what happened on RAW, but she’s not fooling anyone. It’s been nearly a year since she debuted after WrestleMania and won the championship from AJ. AJ doesn’t want her to have it back. AJ says she wants to be champion – and when she wants something, she gets it. However, as long as they’re threatening each other, they’re no threat to the Bella Twins. Paige knows they need to even the numbers, but how does she know if this isn’t one of AJ’s tricks where she screws her over? AJ says she hates losing. Paige is just like her. Paige is stubborn, weird as hell, and out of her mind, but she hates losing to. That’s why they can’t let the Kardashians win at WrestleMania. Paige says she’s right. It’s time to ditch the frenemies thing and become tag team partners.
The Bella Twins’ music hits, and they make their way out to the stage. Nikki says the compulsive liar and the back stabber are together. AJ can manipulate the people to make them believe what she says is true, but it won’t help them win on Sunday. Brie says they have a bond that AJ and Paige couldn’t even dream of. Nikki has done hurtful things to her in the past, but she’s forgiven her because they’re sisters. Nikki says they desperately want her Divas Title. She can’t let AJ win it because she’ll never show up to defend it. Brock Lesnar probably worked more days than her this past year. Nikki says she’s been running this division while AJ has been sipping virgin margaritas. Nikki says they remind her of every other diva in the locker room so desperately trying to be them. Brie says everyone wants to be a Bella.
AJ says they really do want to be D-list failed actresses like them. Paige says they prefer to be the freaks, the geeks, the widows, the misfits, and the oddballs. Most of all, they prefer being the ones who aren’t afraid to be themselves. AJ says they are what real women look like and at WrestleMania, they’re going to kick their ass. Nikki says she doesn’t prefer labels, but a real woman stops talking and does something about it. Brie holds her back. Nikki says, “See you bitches at WrestleMania.” The Bella Twins pose at the top of the ramp.
John Cena, Roman Reigns, Mark Henry, and Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt, Big Show, and Kane in the main event. Coming up next, we’ll go back to WrestleMania Axxess.
There will be two matches on the WrestleMania Kickoff Show. The Fatal Four Way for the WWE Tag Team Championships and the André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal will take place before WrestleMania begins.
Video Package: Triple H vs. Sting
Renee Young and Byron Saxton discuss what could possibly happen in that match and give predictions.
We’ll take a look at Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker, next.
The memorabilia section from WrestleMania Axxess is shown.
Video Package: The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
Coming up next, we’ll see the big 8-Man Tag Team Match.
All eight men make their individual entrances while the commentators talk about the matches they’ll be involved with on Sunday. The main event is next.
John Cena, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins, Big Show, Kane, and Bray Wyatt
Roman Reigns will start the match against Seth Rollins. They circle the ring before Rollins sidesteps him. Reigns smirks at him before they lock up. Rollins applies a side headlock, but Reigns soon whips him off and connects with a shoulder block. The crowd is loudly booing Reigns. Rollins quickly gets Reigns in the corner and stomps him down. Rollins goes for a splash, but Reigns clotheslines him down. Reigns hits ten clubbing blows in the corner before missing a clothesline. Reigns then connects with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Reigns wrenches the arm, but Rollins connects with a jawbreaker. Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he punches away at Reigns. Wyatt head-butts him before having a whip reversed on him. Reigns takes him down with a forearm to the face before putting him in the corner. Reigns stomps and punches him in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner. Wyatt drops him on the apron, but Reigns snaps him off the top rope. Reigns then connects with an apron dropkick. Kane is tagged in, and he applies a side headlock. Reigns sends him into the ropes, and Kane shoulder blocks him down. Kane uppercuts him before missing a clothesline. Reigns then connects with a leaping clothesline. Reigns punches away at Kane before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Kane runs into a boot, and Reigns comes off the second rope with a diving clothesline for a two count.
Big Show is tagged in. Mark Henry wants to be tagged in, and he is. They trade punches with Big Show coming out on top. Henry reverses a whip, but Big Show takes him down with a shoulder block. Big Show talks some trash and calls Henry, “Sexual Chocolate.” Big Show punches him in the ribs and hits a running butt bump. Wyatt is tagged in, and he drops a pair of elbows before punching away at him. Wyatt stomps him and tags Rollins in. Rollins stomps away at Henry before grabbing his beard and talking some trash. Henry pushes him away. Kane is tagged in, and he stops Henry from making a tag. Kane stomps away at him before punching him in the corner. Big Show is tagged in, and he chops Henry’s chest. Henry collapses to the mat in pain. Big Show gets him to his feet, and Henry fights back. Henry hits the ropes, and Big Show takes him down with a thrust kick. Big Show steps on him before choking him on the bottom rope.
We come back from the break to see Cena catch Wyatt with a back suplex powerbomb. Cena hits the 5 Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the AA, but Kane comes in. Cena knocks Kane down before ducking a clothesline. Wyatt comes back with a flying elbow and annihilates Cena. Big Show scoops Cena up, holds him for a moment, and body slams him. Kane is tagged in, and he uppercuts Cena down. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Kane applies a front face lock, and he powers Cena to his corner. Rollins tags in, and he stomps Cena down in the corner. Wyatt gets a cheap shot in while the referee is distracted. Cena pulls himself up and punches Rollins a few times. They trade punches, and Cena goes for an AA, but Rollins lands on his feet. Rollins kicks him in the midsection and connects with the Skywalker for a near fall. Wyatt tags in, and he stomps Cena down before head-butting him. Wyatt chokes him with his boot before taunting the crowd. Wyatt hits the ropes and flattens Cena with a senton bomb for a near fall. Wyatt cannot believe it. Wyatt goes for another one, but Cena rolls out of the way. Rollins tags in and applies a sleeper hold to prevent Cena from making a tag. Cena fights up, and Rollins jumps on his back. Cena steps toward his corner before powering Rollins into the corner to break the hold. Cena then collapses to the mat. Rollins comes off the second rope with a flipping neckbreaker for a near fall. Big Show tags in, and he big boots Henry off the apron. Big Show goes to the second rope for a Vader Bomb, but Cena moves out of the way. Rollins tags in, and he attacks Cena. Rollins punches away at him before hitting the ropes. Cena then gives him a back body drop over the top rope.
Daniel Bryan is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline from Rollins to dropkick Kane and Wyatt off the apron. Bryan punches Rollins to the corner before having a whip to the corner reversed, but he backflips over him, ducks a clothesline, and hits a flying elbow. The crowd is loudly cheering Bryan. Bryan hits a corner dropkick before hitting a super hurricanrana. Bryan gets the crowd going, and they respond with a huge “YES” chant. Bryan kicks away at Rollins’ chest before stopping to punch J&J Security off the apron. Rollins then catches Bryan with an enzuigiri. Big Show is tagged in, and he knocks Reigns off the apron. Big Show goes for a Chokeslam on Bryan, but Reigns catches him with a Superman Punch. Wyatt goes to hit Reigns with Sister Abigail, but he counters out and spears him down. The crowd loudly boos Reigns. Kane tries to Chokeslam Reigns, but he takes a spear as well. Reigns splashes Big Show in the corner followed by Henry. Cena then takes Big Show down with an AA. Bryan gets the crowd going with a big “YES” chant, and he floors Big Show with a Busaiku Knee Kick for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: John Cena, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 1/4
The commentators make the final hard sell for WWE WrestleMania. They pitch the WWE Network, and the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Jimmy Uso def. Big E, Fernando, and Cesaro
John Cena, Mark Henry, Daniel Bryan, and Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins, Big Show, Kane, and Bray Wyatt
Stay tuned for my review of Smackdown, which will be up soon. It’ll be short and sweet.
Did you miss last week’s Smackdown? Check it out here!
Finally, be sure to check out my predictions piece for WrestleMania 31, which will be up early on Sunday. Check them out as well as all the great coverage Wrestleview.com will be providing for WrestleMania 31 and the festivities.
Thanks for reading! Enjoy WrestleMania 31!