WWE Smackdown Results - (2/22/13)
Results by: Adam W. of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome to this week's Smackdown! The show begins with a highlight from Elimination Chamber showing Alberto Del Rio defeating Big Show. Jack Swagger is shown winning the Chamber match. Also, The Rock is shown revealing the new WWE Championship. John Cena and CM Punk will have a match on Raw, where the winner will challenge the Rock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Cena is shown staring at the Rock, but is attacked from behind by CM Punk.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio makes his way to the ring with Rodriguez. Del Rio says at Elimination Chamber, he retained his Championship. Del Rio says he is now going to Wrestlemania. Del Rio says he found out his opponent would be Jack Swagger. With Swagger's new attitude, Swagger thinks he is what's wrong in America. Del Rio says he has seen all the videos, speaking about the problem being immigrants. Del Rio says this country was built by hard working people, immigrants included. Del Rio says that is why America is so great, and as a result of the American Dream, he is the World Heavyweight Champion. Del Rio says Swagger claims to be the "Real American," but is only a real jackass. Del Rio says immigrants don't look for hand-outs, but would like to lay his hand out across Swagger's face. Randy Orton interrupts.
Orton says he will do his best to stay calm, cool and collected. Orton says something was taken from him at the Elimination Chamber PPV. Orton says the chance was taken by Jack Swagger. Orton says he would have done the exact same thing, but Orton wants to take out his frustration on Swagger tonight. Orton asks Del Rio to step aside for tonight, because he wants to take on Swagger. Booker T interrupts.
Booker says he wants to have a Champion vs. Champion match, as Alberto Del Rio will face Wade Barrett. Also, Jack Swagger will face Randy Orton.
Sheamus is walking backstage towards the ring.
Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring.
Damien requests silence. Damien says all with witness the destruction of their false idle: Sheamus. Sandow says his only purpose is to pull everyone further into the bowls of ignorance. Sandow says his reign of terror ends.
Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow kicks Sheamus, but is hits with punches to the back. Sandow is thrown into the corner, but fights out with fists. Sheamus grabs a kick, tripping Sandow. Sheamus is whipped, and blocks an Arm Drag. Sheamus connects with a Lariat. Sheamus whips Sandow, connecting again with a Lariat as Sandow goes to the floor. Sheamus follows, throwing Damien from barrier to barrier. Sandow is thrown back into the ring, as Sheamus connects with a Slingshot Shoulder Tackle. Sheamus takes Sandow to the corner, but is taken out with a Lariat. Sheamus and Sandow trade fists, as Damien is whipped. Sandow kicks a bowed Sheamus, but is sent to the apron. Sheamus connects with fists to the chest of Sandow, but Damien pushes away. Damien falls to the floor, crawling behind the announce table.
Sandow has Sheamus locked in a Headlock, but Sheamus fights out. Sandow reverses an Irish Whip into a Russian Legsweep. Damien connects with the Elbow of Distain. Damien connects with a Rolling Neckbreaker to a bowing Sheamus. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow attacks Sheamus with the ropes, bowing afterwards. Sandow goes to the floor, attack Sheamus on the apron. Sandow connects with a Snapmare, locking in a Headlock. Sheamus stands out, headbutting Sandow. Sandow trips Sheamus into the ropes, connecting with a knee to the back. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow goes back to the Rear Headlock, as Sheamus once again stands out. Sheamus kicks Sandow to the corner, whipping Damien. Sheamus connects with a Spear, following with a Running Knee Lift. Sheamus takes out Sandow with a few Running Axe Handles. Damien kicks Sheamus from corner, also reversing a Body Slam. Sandow throws Sheamus to the corner, body first. Sheamus follows with a Sitout Rear Mat Slam. Sandow goes for the Terminus, but Sheamus headbutts away. Sheamus picks up Sandow, but Damien gets out. Sandow ducks a Brouge Kick, as Sheamus dodges a Rolling Neckbreaker. Sheamus connects with White Noise. Sheamus calls for a Brouge Kick and connects for with win.
Winner: Sheamus via pinfall
A Wrestlemania XXX press conference is shown. Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon, The Rock and John Cena all speak of it being in New Orleans.
A Fandango vignette is shown.
A highlight from Elimination Chamber is shown, where The Shield defeated John Cena, John Cena and Ryback. On the following night, The Shield defeated Chris Jericho, Sheamus and Ryback.
Kaitlyn and Layla makes their way to the ring. Cody Rhodes is shown talking to Kaitlyn, as shown complementing his mustache. Rhodes says people often call it a "Lovestache." They awkwardly stare at each other, and walk away
WWE Diva's Champion Kaitlyn and Layla vs. Tamina and Aksana
Layla and Aksana start off as they begin dancing. Layla tags Kaitlyn, as she connects with a Shoulder Tackle. Kaitlyn locks in a Headlock, but is thrown to the floor. Tamina connects with a Lariat on the floor. Aksana connects with a Sidewalk Slam to Kaitlyn, and pins. Kick out. Kaitlyn is whipped to the corner, as Aksana slaps her in the face. Kaitlyn slaps her back, but is kicked. Aksana locks in a Headscissors. Aksana tags Tamina, as Kaitlyn tags Layla. Layla connects with a kick to the face, following with a Dropkick. Layla connects with the LOL, but Tamina catches her. Kaitlyn is tagged, as she connects with a Spear. Layla takes out Aksana, as Kaitlyn wins.
Winners: Kaitlyn and Layla via pinfall
The Rock talks about beating CM Punk. Also, The Rock reveals the new WWE Championship. John Cena comes out staring at The Rock. CM Punk attacks Cena from behind with the old belt. Punk says he wants The Rock's belt.
Jack Swagger is walking backstage with Zeb Colter. Wade Barrett says he likes that someone finally revealed what's wrong with the country. Zeb says Barrett is from England, and is part of the problem. Zeb says Wade should beat Del Rio so they can both be sent back to where they belong. Jack says "We the People."
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Jack Swagger makes his way to the ring with Zeb Colter.
Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
They lock up, as Swagger is backed into the corner, Orton backs Jack into the corner, but they both get in the middle of the ring. They break the lock. They lock up again, as Swagger rolls up Orton. Pin, but a kick out. Orton takes Swagger to the corner, stomping him to the mat. Swagger kicks Orton's knee, ans runs the ropes. Orton takes down Jack with a Back Elbow. Orton connects with a Back Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Orton chokes Swagger in the ropes. Orton is put in the corner, as Swagger connects with shoulders to the gut. Orton throws Swagger into the turnbuckles, whipping him. Swagger reverses, as Orton comes out of the corner with a Clothesline. Orton connects with a Snapmare, locking in a Headlock. Swagger connects with a Back Suplex to Orton. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger connects with Elbow Drops.Swagger runs the ropes, connecting with a Shoulder Tackle. Swagger connects with another, but is rolled up. Pin, but a kick out. Orton connects with a Dropkick. Orton connects with his patented limb stomps. Orton follows with a Knee Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger rolls to the floor, as he drags Orton to the ring post. Swagger slams the leg of Orton into the ring post. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock, but Orton kicks out. Swagger rolls to the floor, as Orton follows. Orton connects with a Thesz Press. Orton chases Swagger around the floor, connecting with a Lariat.
Swagger and Orton trade fists in the middle of the ring. Swagger whips Orton, but is reverses. Orton sends Swagger to the apron, kicking him in the gut. Orton goes for a Rope Hung DDT, but Swagger gets out. Orton drags Swagger to the floor. Orton goes for a whip, but Swagger reverses. Orton is sent shoulder first into the steel steps. Swagger hits Orton's head on them, rolling him back into the ring. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger throws knees to the gut of Orton. Swagger connects with a Delayed Power Slam. Swagger connects with another knee to the gut. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger is sent to the floor after running towards Orton. Orton follows, connecting with a Back Suplex to Swagger onto the barricade. Jack is thrown back into the ring. Orton follows. Swagger takes out Orton's knee with a Chop Block. Swagger follows with a Swagger Bomb. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger goes for a Suplex, but Orton reverses into one of his own. Swagger runs to Orton in the corner, but hits the corner post shoulder first. Orton connects with a Lariat and Scoop Slam. Orton is hit with an elbow in the corner. Orton goes for a Backbreaker, but Swagger reverses. Swagger goes for another Swagger Bomb, but Orton kicks him on the way down. Orton connects with a Backbreaker. Swagger connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Zeb pulls Swagger to the apron. Orton grabs him, but Swagger pokes him in the eye. Swagger then snaps Orton's neck against the top rope. Swagger pins for the win, with his foot on the rope.
Winner: Jack Swagger via pinfall
A highlight from Raw is shown, where Vince McMahon challenges Paul Heyman to a fight.
A trailer for Dead Man Down is shown.
Wade Barrett is interviewed backstage by Matt Striker. Sheamus comes back to say that Barrett isn't the star. Sheamus does an impression of Barrett throughout the movie, as he just stands there. Wade says he needs to go prepare for his match, but wanted to known if Sheamus has that much fun losing to The Shield two nights in a row. Wade says he thought it was bloody hilarious.
The Miz makes his way to the ring.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring.
The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
Miz locks in a Waist Lock, as Rhodes trips Miz. Rhodes runs the ropes, but is taken out with an Elbow. Miz goes top rope, as Rhodes pulls his bandaged arm and snaps it into the ropes. Rhodes stomps on the shoulder of Miz. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes locks in a Hammerlock, as Miz elbows out. Miz is thrown into the corner, but connects with another elbow. Rhodes connects with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes stomps on Miz, following with punches. Rhodes pulls Miz's arm against the ropes. Rhodes whips Miz, as he goes for a Sunset Flip Pin. Rhodes stands up, kneeing Miz in the face. Rhodes goes for an Arm Bar, but Miz reverses a Suplex. Miz connects with a kick to the face. Pin, but a kick out. Miz throws Rhodes into the corner, and runs after. Rhodes dodges, as Miz hits the corner. Rhodes goes for the Alabama Slam, but Miz reverses it into a Figure Four Leglock for the win.
Winner: The Miz via submission
A Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger promo is shown, as they speak of immigration. Zeb speaks of immigrants crossing the border, begging for handouts and stealing jobs and resources. Zeb says they are generous, and will give them a one way ticket back to where they belong. Jack finishes with "We the People."
Another Fandango vignette is shown.
Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring. Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way to the ramp, staring at the ring.
Champion vs. Champion Match: World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett
They lock up, as Wade grabs the arm of Alberto. Del Rio rolls out, connecting with a kick. Dell Rio follows with an Arm Drag. Del Rio is taken to the corner, but Alberto reverses. Del Rio throws kicks to Barrett. Alberto connects with a Snapmare, following with a kick to the back. Barrett rolls to the floor, as Ricardo mocks Barrett. Wade chases him, as Del Rio connects with a Dropkick through the ropes.
Wade kicks Del Rio in the corner. Del Rio fights out, whipping Barrett. Wade reverses, as Del Rio elbows Wade from the corner. Del Rio goes top rope, but Del Rio falls to the floor. Wade follows, slamming Del Rio against the steel steps. Wade whips Del Rio shoulder first into the steps. Del Rio is rolled back into the ring, as Barrett follows. Wade locks in a Rear Headlock. Del Rio punches out, missing with a Larait. Barrett connects with a Savate Kick. Wade connects with a Pumphandle Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett chokes Del Rio against the ropes. Barrett sits Del Rio in the ropes, throwing knees to the face. Barrett follows with a Big Boot, sending Alberto to the floor. Wade rolls Del Rio back in the ring and pins. Kick out.Barrett connects with a few Elbow Drops. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett locks in another Headlock. Del Rio fights out, but Wade whips him to the corner> Barrett is caught with an Elbow. Del Rio climbs to the top rope, connecting with a Missile Dropkick. Wade misses with a Clothesline, as Del Rio connects with a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Del Rio connects with a Superkick to a kneeling Barrett. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for an Enziguri, but Barrett connects with the Winds of Change. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett picks up Del Rio, but is pushes towards the corner. Del Rio throws Wade's legs into the ropes, connecting with 9 forearms to the back. Del Rio follows with a Backstabber. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for a Cross Armbreaker, but Swagger walks closer to the ring. Del Rio is rolled up, but a kick out. Barrett connects with a Big Boot. Barrett misses with the Bull Hammer, as Del Rio locks in a Cross Armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio via submission
Alberto Del Rio stares at Swagger as the show ends.
Feel free to leave your thoughts on this week's show and/or give me feedback about the coverage. Thanks for reading!