WWE Friday Night Smackdown tapings took place last night in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.
The show opened with Vickie Guerrero announcing the Authority had the night off and The Shield would have another 3 on 11 match. She set a debate between Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter. Heyman used most of his time to talk about Brock Lesnar. Zeb and Heyman argued until it was broken up.
-Cesaro (w/Paul Heyman) beat Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter). Cesaro pinned Swagger with the Neutralizer. Cesaro was getting face reactions. The Shield hit the ring after the match and took out Swagger with the Superman punch and a Triple Powerbomb. They said Swagger didn’t adapt. It looks like they will be doing this all night, as they said they weren’t done.
-Tamina defeated Natalya. Tamina dominated most of the match and got the pin after a superkick.
The Shield took out 3MB backstage. Triple H called Vickie and told her to take the night off. Brad Maddox showed up and said he’d take care of it.
-Curtis Axel pinned Jey Uso. Axel won with a swinging neckbreaker. Very flat match.
The cage lowered and the Wyatt Family came to the ring. Bray Wyatt said John Cena was losing his people and it’s their fault for what happened. He received a big pop, especially from a Hershey crowd, which has always been pro Cena. He ended by singing on top of the cage.
-Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Cody was on the top rope and Goldust was pushed into him and he flew off.
The Shield attacked Brad Maddox in the GM office… Santino and Emma came to the ring, followed by Fandango and Layla. The Shield stopped Fandango on the stage and have him the Triple Powerbomb off the stage.
-The Shield defeated Ryback, Titus O’Neil, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio, and Bad News Barrett in a handicap match. Barrett was protected and ran off, but The Shield took out everyone and got a decent reaction. This concluded the Smackdown television taping.
After the taping, The Shield fought The Wyatt Family, but it was not an actual match.
Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.