WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday April 18, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Triple H opened Smackdown with a promo and announced that Evolution will face The Shield at Extreme Rules.

-Intercontinental Champion Big E defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ.

It was announced that the Night of Champions pay-per-view will be held in Nashville on September 21…

Paul Heyman cut a promo reminding fans that Brock Lesnar is the one in 21-1. Cameron labeled it a “tremendous promo”…

-Paige beat Aksana. A physical match that was reminiscent of NXT women’s matches. It’s almost as if giving them some time to work with is a good thing.

Sheamus was interviewed backstage.

-El Torito beat Hornswoggle. No, seriously, writes Cameron. That match actually happened. I will say that it was entertaining than I thought it would be, but it was still a waste of time.

-Alexander Rusev beat R-Truth. A sub-3 minute squash, but Rusev looked vicious during the match and had a post match decimation of Xavier Woods. “I feel bad for Woods because he deserves better than this,” writes Cameron. “Lana is even more awesome live.”

-Santino Marella (w/Emma) defeated Fandango (w/Layla). Santino won via sunset flip. It was not an especially great match, but there was a very Emmataining moment when Emma took out Layla. That distraction is what let Santino pick up the win. There was some bad comedy after the match with Emma asking for a high five and Santino forgetting to take the cobra sleeve off.

-Batista defeated Sheamus with a Batista Bomb. A pretty decent fight. They worked in some great near falls on both sides, but the right guy went over for sure.

After the taping, Batista grabbed a mic and challenged Sheamus to a last man standing match which Sheamus won via Brogue kick to send everyone home happy. Side note: Sheamus grabbed a Warrior-clad little girl from the crowd and carried her around for a bit. It was a touching enough moment that one of the photographers had to wipe away tears. He finished up the evening by signing some autographs and posing for photos. What a class act.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown was taped on Tuesday night in Lafayette, Louisiana. The show airs tonight on the Syfy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches and highlights that take place on tonight’s show.

-Big Show vs. Cesaro

-Los Matadores vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel

-Rob Van Dam vs. Damien Sandow

-Bad News Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston

-Fandango vs. Santino Marella

-Daniel Bryan and The Uso Brothers vs. Batista, Randy Orton, and Kane

-John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

Also on the show, a segment takes place between Bryan and Hulk Hogan.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results From March 28, 2014

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March 28, 2014
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

First Segment: Batista comes out and says he left and they begged him to come back, and they booed him when he finally did return. He says he takes issue with them cheering someone like Daniel Bryan, then he says no one will be having fun at Wrestlemania because he is walking out as the champion. Triple H comes out and says they should leave things be, but Batista brings up Stephanie slapping him and says she’s the reason for all of it. Batista says HHH wouldn’t have anything if he didn’t marry Stephanie, but HHH asks why he’s concerned with any of it. Batista talks about how HHH has never beaten him, and he says he only came back to win the title, but everyone wants to get in his way. HHH says Batista got spoiled and success went to his head, so he quit and tried to act, but he just went soft and he’s not The Animal anymore. HHH says everyone knows what he can do, but Batista needs to show what he’s made of, so he can face Sheamus tonight.

We get a highlight package of the beatdown The Shield suffered on last week edition of SmackDown. The Shield come out and prepare for their tag team match and we go to commercial break.

First Match: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/Roman Regins vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre w/Heath Slater

Rollins hits a dropkick and a suplex, then Ambrose takes a few shots before Rollins sends JInder outside and Ambrose knees Drew in the stomach. Rollins splashes Jinder on the floor as Ambrose clotheslines Drew, then he follows it with Dirty Deeds for the win. Kane comes out and says they won’t ambush The Shield like they like to do, and they can face the guys they jumped on Monday, Rybaxel, right now.

Winner: The Shield

Second Match: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/Roman Regins vs. Rybaxel

Axel hits Ambrose a few times and Ryback hits a kneedrop off the ropes, then he goes for a suplex but Ambrose counters with a DDT. Rollins whips Axel in the corner and splashes him, then he kicks him in the face and connects with a roundhouse kick from the apron. Ryback goes after him but Ambrose tackles him on the floor, then Rollins backdrops Axel outside and hits a somersault dive on the floor. Axel comes back and sets up a Perfect Plex, but Rollins hits an enziguiri and follows with a Curb Stomp for the win. After the match The Shield give Ryback the triple powerbomb to send a message to Kane and The New Age Outlaws

Winner: The Shield

Third Match: Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow

The match started pretty slowly, with Sandow grounding Sin Cara. Just as it seemed things were picking up, Sin Cara rolled up Sandow for a win.

Winner: Sin Cara

Renee Young asked Big Show about his match later with Bray Wyatt backstage. Show said that what The Wyatt’s did to John Cena on Monday was disturbing. He said some of what Bray Wyatt says has some truth to it, and that’s what makes you begin to question yourself. He concluded by saying that he had a big problem on their hands, but so did they.

Fourth Match: Goldust vs. Fandango w/Summer Rae

They traded offense to start until Fandango held on to a chin lock. Fandango controlled the match with strikes and chin locks until Goldust hit a back suplex. He followed up with an inverted atomic drop and ten punches in the corner. Fandango walked into a powerslam and Goldust covered for a near fall. Fandango retreated and both men battled by the announce table. Summer Rae bought him some time after Goldust threw him into the ring, which allowed Fandango hit hit a Yakuza Kick for the win.

Winner: Fandango

Fifth Match: Batista vs. Sheamus

Batista plays possum and runs from Sheamus, then he kicks him in the stomach and hits him in the corner. Sheamus hits him a few times but Batista whips him across the ring, then he ducks a kick and hits a spinebuster and calls for a Batista Bomb. Sheamus fires back with a clothesline, then he hits a kneelift and clubs his chest on the apron. Sheamus hits a powerslam and calls for a Brogue Kick, but Batista rolls outside and hits Sheamus with a chair after he follows him outside. Batista hits him with a chair again and throws him into the ringpost, then he gets a mic and says he’s winning the title and they can deal with it.

Winner: Sheamus by DQ

Bray Wyatt says if you give a man a mask, you reveal a man’s true face, and everyone is guilty. He tells John Cena that there is a problem with fitting in, and if you hide behind your mask too long, it becomes you. Bray says he has broken Cena and he made a scar, so he’s going to slay a giant tonight, and it’s all for Cena.

Sixth Match: The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka. Vickie Guerrero on Commentary

Brie gets a near fall on AJ before Nikki attacks, then she whips AJ but Tamina blind tags in and hits a Samoan drop for a near fall. AJ gets back in and applies a front facelock, then Brie makes a tag and hits Tamina with a missile dropkick before AJ yells at Tamina on the apron. Tamina shoves AJ and tells her to go do it herself, but AJ gets pissed and Brie hits a facebuster for the win.

Winner: The Bella Twins

Comedy segment with Santino & Emma. Santino says they’re just friends with benefits.

Seventh Match: Jack Swagger w/Cesaro and Zeb Colter vs. Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso

Swagger hits Jimmy a few times but Jimmy sends him outside and splashes him, then Jimmy hits a thrust kick and follows with a diving heel kick. Jimmy goes for a corner splash but Swagger chopblocks his knee, then he rolls through and makes Jimmy tap to the Patriot Lock.

Winner: Jack Swagger

In this week’s Raw Rebound we look back at the confrontation The Undertaker had with Brock Lesnar.

Eight Match: Mark Henry vs. The Miz

Henry whips Miz into the turnbuckles a few times before press slamming him, but Miz floats over and kicks him in the knees. Miz hits him a few times but Henry comes back with a scoop slam and a headbutt, then he goes for a Figure Four but Henry kicks him away. Miz dumps Henry over the ropes and brags about it, but Henry pulls him outside and throws him into the barricade before hitting a World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Winner: Mark Henry

They replayed the video package of Razor Ramon joining the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class

Ninth Match: Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt

Big Show throws Bray backwards and chops him, then he headbutts him before hitting Bray with a big boot. Bray avoids an elbow drop and kicks Show in the face, then he hits him a few times and spider walks at him but Show clotheslines him. Bray comes back with a corner splash, then he goes for a second but Show gets a boot up. Bray catches his boot and snaps his leg down, then Harper takes a cheap shot behind the ref back and Bray hits Sister Abigail for the win.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Josh’s Grade for WWE SmackDown: 9/10

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 28, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Boston, Massachusetts. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

There was a promo by Batista putting over his accomplishments since he’s returned and complaining about being booed and forced into a Triple Threat at WrestleMania. Out came Triple H to tell Batista that he would be wrestling tonight on Smackdown.

-Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (w/Roman Reigns) beat Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre in 4:00. Corporate Kane, Corporate Road Dogg and Corporate Billy Gunn came out onto the stage and introduced The Shield’ss next opponents, Rybaxel.

-Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (w/Roman Reigns) beat Ryback and Curtis Axel in 8:00. Rollins curb stomped Axel for the win. The highlight was a nice dive by Rollins. Post match, Rollins did a second dive on Ryback, threw him in for a superman punch from Reigns and a triple power bomb. They taunted Kane, Road Dogg, and Gunn, who were still on the stage.

-Sin Cara defeated Damien Sandow in 2:00. Nothing special fans were sleeping.

Somber serious Big Show promo with Rene Young talking about The Wyatt’s having a big problem with him tonight. Batista vs. Sheamus is the Smackdown main event.

-Fandango (w/Summer Rae) defeated Goldust in 5:00. Fandango won after catching Goldust with a kick to the head as he was entering the ring. The last minute featured a lot of fumbling and will take some editing to fix.

-Sheamus beat Batista by DQ in 6:00. Batista bailed before Sheamus could hit the Brogue Kick. Sheamus chased him to the floor and Batista hit him with a chair a couple of times for the DQ. Batista threw Sheamus back inside the ring and hit the Batista Bomb. Batista grabbed the mic and asked Triple H if he and the fans were happy. He said he is winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania and the fans have to deal with it. The match was clunky and both men looked lost at points. The editing team will be busy with the last two matches.

There was a backstage promo with Bray Wyatt discussing John Cena and slaying the giant.

-The Bella Twins beat AJ Lee and Tamina in 3:00. Vickie Guerrero was on commentary. Tamina had enough of AJ and pushed her down. She tagged her in and threw her right into Nikki Bella, who hit the X Factor for the win.

Santino and Emma were at a restaurant on a date. Emma said Santino is a friend with benefits. Santino wanted to tell her something, but Emma said she felt the same way….they will always be the best of friends. Santino was gonna puke. She gave him water, which he spit in her face. Not funny comedy. Pure cheese.

-Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter, Cesaro) beat Jimmy Uso. Swagger won via submission. Hot offense from Jimmy.

-Mark Henry beat The Miz in 4:00. Miz threw Henry over the top rope to show he could eliminate him in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. Henry threw Miz into the steps, and eventually performed a half hearted World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Boston gets Money in The Bank on June 29, as Dot Net reported on Monday.

Lana was out for a quick promo in her native tongue regarding Alexander Rusev.

-Bray Wyatt beat Big Show in 4:00. Wyatt won clean with Sister Abigail. This match closed the Smackdown taping…

Dark Match

1. John Cena and The Shield over Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Kane in an eight-man tag. Wyatt challenged Cena to a one on one, Cena said he wanted Rowan and Harper out of the ring. Kane came out said it would be a handicap match with Cena vs. The Family. Vickie Guerrero came back out and made it an eight-man tag. A fun way to send the fans home happy.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 21, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Houston, Texas. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Kane started off the show and did a promo about how Daniel Bryan is garbage and how the Authority is better than everyone, then the boos and you sold out chants started. He then read a letter from Triple H that explained how he and Stephanie regret what happened on Raw, but Bryan pushed them to that point.

-Fernando (w/Diego) defeated Fandango (w/Summer Rae). The crowd didn’t seem to care. Fernando won with a roll up. It’s a shame these guys are in the spot they’re in because they have so much talent.

-Dolph Ziggler defeated Damien Sandow. Ziggler got a nice pop. Yeah, we have seen this match more times than we’ve seen Cena win the title, but I’ll never get tired of seeing these two wrestle. Sandow got more offense, but Ziggler beat him with the Fameasser.

The Wyatt Family had an on screen promo about John Cena being scared. Not sure if that will make it on TV but the crowd paid close attention to it.

-Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Real Americans (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater) in a No. 1 contenders match for a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship ended in a DQ. The match was pretty good until there was a DQ when Kane came out and started to attack Reigns, but I’m not too sure if that caused the DQ. Reigns and Kane fought up the ramp when the New Age Outlaws came out to a nice pop, then they started to attack Reigns. While that was happening, Cesaro and Ryback performed their finishers on the other Shield members. Reigns finally got back into the ring and Kane gave him a chokeslam them he left the ring with the Outlaws. I guess we’ll see The Shield vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws.
They set up Miz TV and his guest was Big Show. They bickered at each other and then Miz brought out Titus O’Niel, Kofi, ADR, Cody, Big E, Henry, Goldust then Sheamus. Sheamus said something on the mic and Miz said they should beat up on Show which resulted in a brawl between all men. The last two men in the ring were Sheamus and Show. Miz tried to help get Show out of the ring but Show threw both men out.

-Alberto Del Rio beat Big E in a non-title match.

-The Bella Twins defeated Natalya and Summer Rae.

There was a backstage promo with all the heels involved in the tag team match. Kane gave The Real Americans and Ryback & Axel tag title matches (at WrestleMania?) and put all members of 3MB in the battle royal. There was a brief Alexander Rusev promo with Lana.

-John Cena beat Luke Harper (w/Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan). Cena and Harper had a short match with a few good spots. The crowd was really into it with the back and forth chants for Cena. Cena ended up winning with the AA then ran out of the ring while the other Wyatts ran in. Afterward, Cena cut a promo, saying that there was another wrestler that had a similar entrance to the Wyatt Family, then said they could rest in peace. Undertaker came out. Taker and Cena cleaned house, causing Bray leave the ring. Cena and Taker hit their finishers on Rowan and Harper to finish the show.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings Tuesday night in Little Rock, Arkansas. The show will air on tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches you will see on the show.

-Sheamus vs. Heath Slater
-Seth Rollins vs. Damien Sandow
-Big E vs. Fandango
-Cesaro and Jack Swagger vs. Goldust and Cody Rhodes
-Bray Wyatt vs. Kofi Kingston
-Tamina vs. Nikki Bella
-Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio
-Big Show vs. Kane

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday, March 14, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-SmackDown kicks off with Sheamus vs. Heath Slater with Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal at ringside. Sheamus gets the win with a Brogue Kick in just over 5 minutes. 3MB tried to get involved but had no luck.

-Triple H comes out to big heel heat and no Stephanie McMahon. He announces that Daniel Bryan isn’t here and taunts the Bryan fans. Lots more boos when he says Bryan won’t be here tonight. Triple H says he’s not happy with the fans for what happened on RAW and says he’s taking away their happiness starting now. Triple H vows to destroy the Yes Movement at WrestleMania XXX. Triple H says Bryan has no chance just like the fans. Triple H says Bryan won’t earn a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Title match and there won’t be a happy ending this year for Bryan fans. Triple H calls out Damien Sandow and isn’t happy with him for not getting in the ring against Bryan and the fans on RAW. Sandow begs for forgiveness.

-Sandow vs. Seth Rollins is up next. Rollins gets the quick win with his finisher. Sandow leaves the ring but Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns roll him back in for a triple powerbomb.

-Big E squashed Fandango in under 2 minutes.

-We get a recap of the segment with Paul Heyman and The Undertaker from RAW. Bad News Barrett comes out and says The Streak will die at WrestleMania, leading to kids crying and keeping their parents up all night. This will lead to parents losing their jobs.

-Cody Rhodes and Goldust defeat Jack Swagger and Cesaro. More tension between The Real Americans here. Goldust gets taken out and they double team Cody until The Usos make the save.

-Kofi Kingston vs. Bray Wyatt is up next. The Wyatt Family came out to the pop of the night. Good back and forth match with near falls at the end. Bray gets the win with an impressive Sister Abigail.

-Backstage segment with Kane and The Shield. He orders them to be at ringside for tonight’s main event but they say they don’t take orders from Kane. They’ll be out there any way because it’s what’s best for business.

-Brie Bella vs. Tamina Snuka is up next. Brie Bella is at ringside and AJ Lee is on commentary. Nikki gets the quick win with her finisher.

-Dolph Ziggler defeated Alberto Del Rio in a lengthy back and forth match. After the match, Renee Young interviews Ziggler in the middle of the ring. Ziggler brags about beating Del Rio twice in a row and always stealing the show. Ziggler enters himself into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania. Ziggler says he’s been waiting for his WrestleMania moment and it will come when he wins the Andre trophy. The crowd was cheering for Ziggler big time.

-Carlos Colon is announced for the WWE Hall of Fame.

-The Wyatt Family cuts a promo on the match with John Cena at WrestleMania.

-Kane finds The Shield backstage and brings them to the ring with him.

-Lana and Alexander Rusev come out to the stage for another segment like the one on RAW.

-Kane vs. Big Show is next in the main event. The Shield are at ringside. Show gets the win with a chokeslam. After the match, Kane yells at The Shield for watching him lose. Kane grabs Rollins for a chokeslam but Reigns breaks it up with a big spear. The Shield stand together over Kane as SmackDown ends.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 7, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Detriot, Michigan. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-Batista kicks off SmackDown with a promo until Daniel Bryan interrupts him. Kane ends up coming out and beating Bryan down. Big Show makes the save. Vickie Guerrero comes out and makes tonight’s main event – Kane and Batista vs. Show and Bryan. Batista had the spotlight back on him this time.

-Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler with Alberto Del Rio on commentary is next. Christian gets the win after Del Rio distracted Ziggler from the announce table.

-The Usos defeated Curtis Axel and Ryback.

-Eva Marie and Natalya defeated AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka when Natalya made AJ tap out with a Sharpshooter.

-The Shield come out and cut a promo about how they need to be The Shield again like before. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose end up hitting each other before they reunite.

-Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio with a Brogue Kick.

-Big E defeated Jack Swagger. There was more tension between Swagger and Cesaro.

-Another promo from Lana and Alexander Rusev.

-Batista and Kane vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan is next. Show and Bryan cut a promo before the match and pick on their opponents. They’ve named their team, “Respect The Beard, Fear The Giant.” Bryan and Show get the win when Show hits a knockout punch on Kane and Bryan rolls him up. SmackDown ends with Bryan leading a “Yes!” chant while sitting on Show’s shoulders.

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WWE Smackdown (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings Tuesday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show will air on tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches you will see on the show.

-Mark Henry and Big E vs. The Real Americans

-Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio

-Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler

-A.J. Lee vs. Cameron

-Daniel Bryan and The Uso Brothers vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Smackdown opened with a memorial for Nelson Frazier, Jr. (a/k/a Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V)… The Uso’s and Daniel Bryan vs. The New Age Outlaws and Kane was hyped, plus an A.J. Lee vs. Cameron rematch.

-Batista started out the show with mixed boos and cheers. Batista started off by saying “I love this business and company.” He said he did not come back to be liked. A huge C.M. Punk chant broke out. He said you don’t have to support him, but you gotta deal with it. He said it’s a fact he can destroy anyone they put in front of him. A small Daniel Bryan chant started and died quickly.

Batista asked what the hell happened to this business, the real men, the attitude. A huge Yes! chant broke out. He said if the fans honestly think their heroes are as good as him they need to get out of their fantasy world and to get out of his. He said he would destroy each of our heroes on his way to WrestleMania where he will become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Out came Dolph Ziggler. A “Let’s Go Ziggler” chant broke out. Ziggler started out by saying, “You don’t tell these people who to cheer for” and that they cheer for who they want. He said Batista is a dinosaur and sooner or later they become extinct. Ziggler said he wants a match with Batista tonight. Batista said he wanted it he would get it. Ziggler dropkicked him and walked away.

-The Real Americans beat Big E and Mark Henry. Swagger and E started the match. Cesaro supplexed E when Cesaro was on the top rope and E was outside of the ropes. Cesaro went for the pin and Swagger came in. Cesaro was angry. Henry went for the World’s Strongest Slam on Swagger, but Cesaro kicked Henry. Swagger went for the Ankle Lock on Henry, and Cesaro tagged himself in. Cesaro hits The Neutralizer on Henry (drawing gasps from the crowd) for the win.

-Vickie Guerrero and Alberto Del Rio were shown talking backstage. Del Rio said he’s going to take the night off. In came Sheamus, who said he loves a good fight. Hs said how about he and Del Rio fight, setting up the next match.

-Sheamus beat Alberto Del Rio by DQ. Sheamus has black athletic tape on his ribs. It was basically the same match between the two. Out came Christian in a suit. He went to the announcers’ Table. It was a back and forth match but nothing special. Sheamus had Del Rio in a half crab then Christian came in and hit Sheamus for the DQ. Sheamus threw Christian out of the ring, then Brogue kicked Del Rio, and got Killswitched by Christian.

-The Shield argued backstage. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose yelled at each other like children. Enter Seth Rollins for the save. He said let’s show Bray Wyatt when you provoke the hounds you get the teeth.

-Batista beat Dolph Ziggler. Dolph with fast offense to start. Batista got in the face of a fan wearing the clown wig. A boring chant started, then a C.M. Punk chant (which I started, ha). This is a slow match. There were a couple spine busters in a row from Batista, who was generating serious heat by taunting the WWE Universe. Batista performed the Batista Bomb for the win…

-Bray Wyatt and the family come out. Wyatt preached about how we buy fancy clothing to impress women. He said women don’t even realize your wearing the mask that society tells you to wear. Everything is a bag of lies. Bray is so so amazing live. Bray said he says and does everything the society is afraid to do. He said he will slay this mighty dragon (in reference to John Cena).

-Out came The Shield. There was a stare down in the ring. Out came Triple H, who said this is enough and has too much money and time involved in them. This Monday night on Raw, the Wyatt’s will take on The shield. He said that for the time being, The Shield should stand down.

-Reigns and The Shield stepped into the ring and only Bray stepped in. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins jumped onto Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, then quickly got back into the ring. Bray left and Seth was pumped. Bray backed the family up.

-AJ Lee beat Cameron to retain the Divas Championship. AJ started fast on offense. Cameron went on the offensive and was destroying AJ. Tamina moved AJ out of the corner and Cameron missed her and rammed into the corner. Tamina got thrown out, but AJ won with the Black Widow.

A recap of the undertaker and Brock Lesnar confrontation from Raw was shown, then the pre-show commentary team spoke about Taker’s Streak.

-Daniel Bryan and The Uso Brothers beat Kane and The New Age Outlaws. There were huge Yes! chants. Out came corporate Kane. The Outlaws didn’t do their whole saying. The Uso’s and Bryan work very well together. Kane looks so stupid in a wife beater and slacks and dress shoes. A “you sold out” chant began. Kane and the Outlaws huddled outside and talked strategy. I’m so impressed with the Uso’s. I can see gold on them soon. A straight forward match early on. Nothing special. Bryan tagged in and sent a knee to Kane on the ropes. Kane got back into the match and stopped the Bryan comeback. The Uso’s double kicked Kane and sent him out of the ring. Bryan hit the running knee on Billy Gunn for the win. This match closed the show. No dark match, nor return date announced.

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WWE Smackdown Recap, Elimination Chamber Preview

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Michael and Steve are back for the latest podcast as the guys recap WWE Friday Night Smackdown. The show saw two Daniel Bryan matches and a Christian vs Sheamus main event.

The guys then preview the Elimination Chamber main event, the WWE return of Hulk Hogan, CM Punk at UFC 170 last night and the health of Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday February 21, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-Smackdown started and it looks like we’re getting The Wyatt Family vs. Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and Rey Mysterio at some point. Colorado Springs went nuts for Daniel Bryan. This is the first live show since the wildfires prevented the WWE from making it to Colorado Springs.

-Daniel Bryan beat Jack Swagger. Vickie Guerrero and Kane-assigned Bryan with another match immediately against Cesaro.

-Daniel Bryan defeated Cesaro by DQ. We got some Swagger and Zeb Colter shenanigans. They were ejected. Kane came out to “watch.” We got some great back and forth wrestling. Bryan went for 20 spins on the Cesaro Swing. Bryan hit the running knee. Kane came in and chokeslammed Bryan for the DQ. Cesaro hits Bryan with the Neutralizer after the match.

-The Wyatt Family defeated Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust. An excellent six-man tag. Bray hit a crazy running block on Goldy, then hit Sister Abigail for the win. Great match. The Wyatts are legit creepy.

-Emma beat Summer Rae in a dance-off. Summer Rae danced and was booed. Emma danced and was cheered. Emma won. Fandango attacked Santino Marella. Emma pushed Fandango over Santino. There was more Emma and Santino kissing hijinx.

-Dolph Ziggler beat Titus O’Neil. Dolph won by pinfall. Darren Young was out for commentary. Titus was on his way to a win when Darren interjected, allowing Dolph to roll up Titus for the win.

-Jimmy Uso defeated Road Dogg.

-Sheamus defeated Christian. Good match. They worked a slow pace with Christian working over Shaemus’s left arm. Shaemus ended up winning with White Noise. No post show dark match. Christian attacked Sheamus, who cleared the ring to end the taping.

-The Wyatt Family attacked Sheamus, causing Daniel Bryan to come out. Kane then came, which brought out the Usos. The babyfaces cleared the ring except for Erick Rowan, who ate the Usos double superkick, a Brogue Kick, and Bryan’s running knee. The babyfaces celebrated, we all go home happy.

Just wanted to note that a “CM Punk” chant broke out, but it was cut off by them cranking some music.

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WWE Fails to Reach Agreement with NBCU, TV Licensing Deal Up for Grabs

Last Friday came and went without the WWE and NBC Universal reaching a new agreement on a television deal before their exclusive negotiating period ended.  Now, the WWE can officially negotiate with other networks including Viacom, Disney and 20th Century Fox which may be looking to land the TV rights for WWE programming.

WWE confirmed that no agreement was made to Variety.com and also released this statement: “While we were unable to reach an agreement with NBCU during this period, we have certainly appreciated our long and productive partnership. With year-round, live programming that is highly coveted by programmers, distributors and advertisers, we are extremely excited about our future. We look forward to engaging with potential partners who recognize the value of having the #1 show on cable and live content delivered 52 weeks a year.”

In a perfect world, WWE would like to have all of its shows on one network family but it may have to split them up.  The company fully expects to more than double the almost $140 million a year it currently receives in licensing fees in any upcoming deal.

While a new agreement has not been reached between WWE and NBCU, the network does have the right to match any offer made by another potential partner.   And the sports entertainment juggernaut has implied in the past that it would prefer to remain with NBCU.

It will be interesting to see what other networks go hard after WWE programming and would also be willing to take all of the shows on the table including “Raw”, “Smackdown”, “Main Event”, “Total Divas” and “Saturday Morning Slam”.

WWE has said that it hopes to have a deal done by April or May at the latest.

 

WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday February 14, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Ontario, California. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

-Smackdown opened with Daniel Bryan coming out. Huge cheers. A six man tag was introduced between Daniel Bryan, Christian, and Sheamus vs The Shield.

-The Shield defeated Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Christian. Great back and forth action between all men. The crowd was crazy for Daniel Bryan and The shield. The Shield got the win after Sheamus gave Christian the accidental Brogue Kick, and Rollins pinned him.

-Vickie Guerrero cut a promo with Zeb Colter where he asked her to be his Valentine. She set up a Four-Way match for the IC title.

-Jack Swagger beat Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, and Kofi Kingston in a Four-Way to become No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Title. Henry was tossed aside early to make way for the other three taking turns beating on each other. Henry came back in and cleared the ring. Swagger did an awesome double suplex with Kofi and Mysterio. Swagger tossed Mysterio from the ring and then put the Patriot Lock on Kofi and he tapped.

-Eva Marie beat Alicia Fox. The crowd was pretty flat for this besides booing when Eva when she came out. She won with a cheap roll up.

-Bad News Barrett was out next making fun of American women eating chocolates on Valentine’s Day. He called them fat pigs. Funny.

-The Uso Brothers, Goldust, and Cody Rhodes defeated The New Age Outlaws, Ryback, and Curtis Axel in an eight-man tag. Road dogg started off by getting worked over, then one of the Uso’s got worked over by traditional heel style tag team. Ryback came in and the loud Goldberg chants started. He told us all to shut up. A small group of fans started a CM Punk chant that died after 15 seconds. Jimmy got the hot tag and cleaned house, then did the ass to the head of the Outlaws. There was some outside flying action on the heels and then the Uso’s double kicked Road Dogg, followed up with a top rope splash, and finished off Road Dogg.

-Darren Young beat Damien Sandow. Titus O’Neil came out for commentary. Darren pinned Sandow in under two minutes. Complete waste of time. After the match, Titus attacked Darren and they fought back and forth before Darren ripped off part of Titus’ pants.

-The Miz beat Fandango (w/Summer Rae). They both traded offense for a few minutes before Santino Marella and Emma came out. Summer Rae confronted Emma and then slapped her, which started a cat fight. Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale off the distraction for the win. Emma did her dance afterward.

-Cesaro defeated Randy Orton in a non-title match. There were some signs planted in the audience that said “Cesaro Section.” Looks like they are starting to call Antonio Cesaro as just Cesaro now, as this is the second time they’ve called him that tonight. Fast back and forth action to start with Orton ducking out of the ring a few times. Strong cheers for Cesaro and loud We The People chants. Orton faked an injury outside and then roughed up Cesaro. Orton went for his hanging DDT, but Cesaro reversed it into the Cesaro Swing and he did 16 revolutions. The crowd went crazy. Great near fall, as Cesaro hit the uppercut. There were loud “this is awesome” chants and the crowd was loving this match. Cesaro hit a powerbomb off a reversal from the top rope and then hit The Neutralizer for the clean pin.

Dark Segment

Kane came out and said Daniel Bryan disrespected him on Raw and he demanded an apology. Bryan came down and played the crowd before beating Kane down and celebrating with the crowd.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday February 7, 2014

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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.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Rating Continues To Rise

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The Royal Rumble starts the WWE’s road to WrestleMania. More eye are on the product through this time of year and ratings usually go on the rise.

Smackdown ratings came in for this past Friday’s show at a 2.18 rating with an average of 3.027 millions viewers, which is up from last week’s 2.15 rating with an average of 3.03 million viewers.

The main event of Smackdown featured Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio and Sheamus facing The Shield. The show was also highlighted two Elination Chamber entry matches featuring Antonio Cesaro vs Dolph Ziggler and Christian faced Jack Swagger.

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Dolph Ziggler Says He Will Not Be Outdone

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Dolph Ziggler lost to Antonio Cesaro in a match in where the winner would be in the Elimination Chamber for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at the Elimination Chamber event on February 23.

After the match, Ziggler talked to Tom Phillips on the WWE App and you can see the video. This is quite possibly the best promo of Ziggler’s career. Here are some highlights of what he said.

“Every night, every night, I deliver,” Ziggler screamed. “And what do I get for it? Hey, don’t be so good. Hey, you’re doing this right, you’re doing this wrong. You know what? I’ve seen Monday Night Raw, I’ve seen Friday Night Smackdown. I know what’s right and what’s wrong, and if everyone’s in my head telling me what’s wrong, I know that I am right! Everything I do is to become better, the best! Ever!

“I’m not going to stop until I reach that point, and I don’t know if I can continue doing this. I’ve been told I’m a loser, I’ve been told I suck. I’ve been told I’m not tall enough, I’ve been told I’m too loud, I’ve been told I run my mouth backstage. You know why I run my mouth? Because if one person, One Person! outdoes me in this business in any aspect, in the back, in the ring, in my house, I Don’t Care! I Will Not Be Outshined!”

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday January 31, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Toledo, Ohio. 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 Shield started off in the ring bickering. Seth Rollins talked down Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. They focused on the Wyatt Family. They issued a challenge to the Wyatt’s. Vickie Guerrero came out to Vickie heat. She started to book the match only to be interrupted by Triple H. Hunter tried to dissuade The Shield from going after the Wyatt’s. The Shield demanded Triple H book them in a match against The Wyatt Family at Elimination Chamber. Triple H complied “if that’s what you want.”

-Antonio Cesaro beat Dolph Ziggler in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match. Pretty basic Ziggler match. Cesaro did the swing but only six or seven revolutions.

-Fandango beat Xavier Woods. It was an actual match even though it had dance off written all over it. Woods entered with the Funkadactyls and R-Truth. Truth cleared Fandango post match and the faces danced while Woods sold his injuries. Woods has inherited the full Brodus Clay entrance…weird.

-Ryback and Curtis Axel beat The Prime Time Players. Fast match. Young was in the whole time. O’Neil looked at Young in disgust post match. Titus gave the “I’m a loser by association” talk and then beat down Young. Prime Time appears to be done.

-The Wyatts offered a warning to The Shield via video. I can’t do it justice but it was good. Luke Harper spoke; first time I’ve heard that.

-Christian defeated Jack Swagger in an Elimination Chamber qualifying match. Not a huge reaction for a returning Christian. Good back and forth match. Zeb got in Swagger’s face post match and gave him an ear full. Tension builds between the 2.

-Kofi Kingston defeated Damien Sandow. Nothing special and I was distracted by everyone in my section buying a pizza from the concession guy.

-Cody Rhodes beat Road Dogg. The Outlaws did the full entrance routine. The crowd played along. Goldust accompanied Cody. The brothers cleared the Outlaws post match. There was no friction between Cody and Goldust.

-The Shield defeated Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, and Rey Mysterio. Roman Reigns won by pinning Mysterio. Reigns destroyed Rey with a spear as Rey was going for the 619. Good action through out. Very fast passed hard to recall all the moments. Bryan was hot every time he entered the match. The Shield, Sheamus, and Rey cleared the arena and taping appeared to end.

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