The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Des Moines, Iowa. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.
-JBL and Michael Cole are out for commentary.
-Daniel Bryan kicks off SmackDown to a huge pop and “yes!” chants. He talks about what Triple H said on RAW about Bryan being the face of the company. Bryan says he doesn’t want to be the face. He calls out Kane for attacking him on RAW. Kane apologizes and says it was unprofessional. Bryan tells Kane to take off the cheap suit, put the mask on and get rid of Corporate Kane. Kane says he’s glad the Team Hell No days are over and the fans chant “you sold out” at him. Bryan tells Kane to come to the ring and settle it. Kane refuses and books Bryan vs. Antonio Cesaro for tonight.
-Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose beat Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler. Seth Rollins was on commentary. Ambrose and Reigns argued the whole match. Reigns hit a Superman punch and a spear on Ziggler and let Ambrose tag himself in to get the pin. Fans chanted for Rollins, the hometown hero.
-The Wyatt Family appear on the big screen after the match and cut a promo.
-Sheamus beat Ryback in what was called a surprisingly good match.
-Renee Young is backstage with Alberto Del Rio with footage of him attacking Batista on Raw. Del Rio says Batista is the animal but he’s the tamer.
-Zeb Colter is out with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. He says Swagger won the Elimination Chamber last year and Cesaro will win it this year. Daniel Bryan is out next to a big pop. There were CM Punk chants during this match. Bryan gets the win in an amazing match. After the match, Kane comes out and Cesaro hits Bryan with a Neutralizer. Kane hits the ring and chokeslams Bryan.
-They air an Ernie Ladd video package for Black History Month.
-A promo with Lana and Alexander Rusev airs.
-AJ Lee with Tamina Snuka beat Nikki Bella with Brie Bella. Nikki accidentally threw AJ into Brie, knocking her off the apron. AJ used Black Widow to get the win.
-Titus O’Neil is backstage with Renee Young. He talks about how he will soon have WWE gold. Darren Young attacks him until security breaks it up.
-Bray Wyatt vs. Goldust is up next. Cody Rhodes, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper were all at ringside. Wyatt ended up getting the win. The Shield appeared on the big screen after the match and said they will claim victory at Elimination Chamber.
-Randy Orton beat Christian in the main event. Christian came off the ropes and Orton caught him with a RKO for the win.
Results were courtesy of WrestlingInc.com.