WWE Friday Night Smackdown tapings took place last night in Newark, New Jersey. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.
In the opening segment, Seth Rollins comes out only to be interrupted by Dean Ambrose. After a brief dialogue exchange, Ambrose rushes the ring only to have Randy Orton come from the back to double team him. Reigns comes out to even the odds and clear the ring. Triple H comes out to announce Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton as the main event of the night. If Reigns interferes, he’s out of the fatal 4 way at Battleground.
After accepting the challenge on Main Event, Alberto Del Rio vs Sheamus is the next match.
-Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio (U.S. title match). Very good match, Sheamus wins with a Brogue Kick.
-Bo Dallas comes out to cut a promo, stating he will win the battle royal at Battleground for the vacant I.C. belt.
Bo Dallas vs. Diego was a quick match with Bo winning with the Bo-Dog.
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-Y2J is out next to cut a promo. He talks about the Wyatts and Bray interrupts to cut a promo on the Titantron. Y2J challenges him to come out, only to have The Miz come out. Miz cuts a promo until he sets foot in the ring and geta the code breaker.
-Big E comes out to face Cesaro, but once he entered the ring during highlights from Raw, Cesaro attacked Big E. Big E got the better of him before officials stopped him as the match never even got started.
-Eva Marie vs. AJ is next. Paige comes out to sit ringside. After a few minutes, Eva Marie taps to the Black Widow. Paige comes in to congratulate AJ and walks away.
-Damien Sandow (as Bruce Springsteen) is out next only to get interrupted and attacked by Rusev. Lana cuts a promo to a lot of heat. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter interrupt and cut a promo in the ring. Definitely one of the biggest pops of the night. They have a stare down before Lana and Rusev leave and head to the back
-Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton is next. Seth Rollins comes out first to join the commentary team. During the match, Ambrose attacks Rollins, then as the match continues he throws Orton out and goes for a dive outside, only to be hit with the briefcase by Rollins leading to the DQ. Roman Reigns comes in to make the save and clears house. Orton slips out before he gets speared to end the show.
There was no dark match. After the show ended, Rollins and Orton get the better of Reigns. They throw Ambrose back in and then Reigns spears Orton, and Ambrose took out Rollins. Rollins also gets speared by Reigns to send the crowd home happy.