Smackdown March 21, 2014
Tonight there won't be live results, but we will continue on with the 'Open Thread' for readers to discuss everything that goes down on Smackdown. Enjoy!
Hi Miss Kendra!
What it is?
16 days to Wrestlemania.
I am looking forward to the Harper/Cena match.
R-truth Picked 3MB to win the Fatal 4-Way #1 Contender Tag Team Match. SMH
What’s UP! R-Truth is… If by up you mean high!
They’re doing the recap of the Triple H beatdown now, right?
Cool. Moved from my phone to the PS3 so I wanted to make sure I was keeping up…LOL!
Is it wrong to say that R-Truth sounds utterly fey on this panel?
Cool! Darren Youngzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Everyone, tomorrow will mark a return to WNW! Be sure to tune in to find out what it is!
I absolutely have “ek-specially”!!!!!
Bryan update: His shoulder is hurt but he is going to be on Raw anyways.
He got beat within an inch of his life…but he’s ok. LOL!!!
Bray Wyatt is coming into his own with this Cena Feud. He’s probably not going to win the match but this is still a good thing for Bray putting him in the main event area
I kinda don’t think it matters whether or not Bray wins. Bray is making his mark already.
That was my point. He’s becoming a star before our eyes. But the Cena Haters will say Cena Buried him if Cena wins.
Bray’s character isn’t about winning and losing. It’s almost more about what happens before he even gets in the ring.
Sometimes a loss can be bigger than a win too, just look at Stone Cold at Wrestlemania 13 or hell even Randy Savage at Wrestlemania VII
Yeah, this back and forth between Truth, A-Ry, and Jason isn’t working too well. They’re stepping all over each other and offering little content.
I think it’s because of Truth. I liked Riley and Albert on Monday’s panel.
Undertaker’s promo was almost as ludicrous as the Ultimate Warrior’s…LOL!!
Why do I get the feeling there are exactly two people who are watching the WWE Network?
Lesnar on Raw? with a Mic? Ugh!
Oh, the nancy-ness that will ensue…
“Our buddy from Chicago?” funny stuff.
The Dramatic Turn Shield made as they turned to face Kane was amazing.
Agreed. Beautifully done.
It was fantastically executed.
Rollins is *really* stepping up in every conceivable way. He’s beginning to look like the leader – a role I *never* thought he’d fill.
I’m lurking in the shadows. My identity will be revealed soon. And no, I’m not Robbie.
I found the Slam City Cartoon to be funny.
Is Brad Garrett the voice of John Cena?
I don’t know.
It was a joke, Brad Garrett was the voice of Hulk Hogan in Rock n Wrestling.
Albert is going with Rybaxel? LOL!!!!
Still better then Truth’s 3MB
Good, better and best here! How are you doing?
Grow some humility!
An evening of wrestling and not work. Couldn’t be better…
I brought some of my work home with me today.
I almost thought I was going to miss Smackdown
BUT I’M HERE.
OF COURSE I AM.
They’re showing the whole beat down? Yeah, this storyline isn’t all about Trip being back in the limelight and finding his way back into WM!
YOU HIT LIKE A GIRL!!
That was awesome! It made no sense but it was awesome!
I’m coming. Minutes until I arrive. (To my crazy grandparents house to watch wrestling. If you get the hint, you’ll know who I am.)
Gee, I’m not sure… Is Grandpa a cat?
Hate to burst your bubble, but it’s only me
*Piledrives CJ into a flaming barbwire table with glass, thumbtacks, and rusty screws.*
Well that’s a little too harsh.
I miss Mayo!
*Talking to principal* Yeah maybe pro wrestling isn’t for me
You see CJ?! The fans, they keep screaming, “He’s hardcore, he’s Hardcore!” But they don’t really care about you! They just want to see the blood! But, when I’m done with you, you’ll be begging to sign that contract Daddy Vince offered you! BANG BANG!
I think I’ll stick to jobbing in NXT lol
Black screen for the Chair Shot.
Guess so. WOW!
Guessing that means Trip got fined.
I wonder who gets the money if a wrestler is fined. I know in the NFL it goes to charity.
Never mind that the chair didn’t even touch Bry. Then again, Trip is the only one who gets away with chair shots to the head these days.
Did they just black out the chair shot to the head?
Most likely. That screamed of a HHH on the spot called spot.
Don’t be a bully. Be a star.
NO MORE REPLAYS PLEASE
YOU DON’T NEED TO SHOW THE WHOLE THING.
Triple H already gave this promo, Kane…
Why is Kane still part of the authority? This is another example of WWE not knowing what to do with people.
He’s great in this role! You no likey?
I absolutely LOVE anything Kane does. But right now, I feel like he’s in character limbo
I think he’s doing this really well. I can’t imagine anyone else doing it better, really.
Better, of course not. I just want better. I’ve always been high up on Kane having a more successful run as a top guy. Him and Big Show are long time favorites of mine to win the Royal Rumble
I like Kane in his largely speaking role. He’s really good at it…most of the time.
But he’s buffer than ever, and I want to see those muscles at work!
The Authority is better then you!. Too bad MVP is in TNA or we could have BetterThanUtopia.
What is TNA?
Some Independent Wrestling Company with a TV deal.
YES! YES! YES!
MVP leading a revolution against the Authority. Les Miserables style
…and the only ones who are miserables are those who put themselves in position to watch that nonsense.
I loved that letter…LOL!!!
Just a warning
Never get addicted to smarties
People or the candy?
Someone can’t handle their smarties. LOL *eats a whole bag*
I already don’t like sugar that much as it is
Eating as much as I did yesterday hurt my stomach like hell today and I won’t ever eat them again.
Smarties is my favorite candy.
This bodes poorly for Fan-done-go. His match is beginning on the app.
Willow has arrived. A trip to eat pizza took longer than expected haha
I’m glad you made it
BUT WHY DIDN’T YOU INVITE ME TO GO HAVE PIZZA EOIEJKLD
there’s always a next time.
I was watching Countdown on the WWE Network and Fernando was talking on it, without his mask on and SHOCKINGLY it was Epico. I know stunner, right.
Oh, the mysteries one can uncover…LOL!!
I haven’t been this shocked since I found out Hulk Hogan was Mr. America.
Or that Dusty Rhodes was one of the James Boys!
THIS IS HILARIOUS!!!!
I feel bad for Fandango at this point.
Quite the nosedive, no?
From debuting at Mania to an afterthought…
Well, you know who else debuted at WM. It’s not a great jumping board in reality.
Fandango from beating jericho to jobbing to Fernando in 1 year
Someone needs to dress Summer Rae! VPLs!
Oh, look. A match that doesn’t matter.
Usos on the app…again.
I was watching the Smackdown that had Arnold Schwarrenneger on the WWE Network and it was kind of sad.
Guess I need to be at KMart on Monday so Sam and I can get Scooby!
I mean Tuesday.
Amazon for me. That and The Wolf of Wall Street
It will probably pass the Jerry Reed Scooby Doo as my favorite Scooby Doo episode. (Loved the song Pretty Mary Sunlite.)
I still haven’t gotten that Scooby Doo/ WWE movie
DON’T MOCK ME OK I LOVE SCOOBY DOO
It’s not out yet!
i thought it was
I guess I’m early.
I didn’t think so!
I told my mom to buy me the Scooby Doo movie when she goes shopping tonight 🙂
Wait, I thought it came out next week!
I read it was already out at Wal-Mart so maybe it is maybe it isn’t oh well
It’s only going to be sold at Walmart.
No it’s not
But they just advertised it for KMart! So confused!
I just checked: it’s at kmart, wal mart, amazon, best buy, target, meijer, etc…
The commercial I keep seeing say “Only at Walmart.”
My commercial said available at walmart but not exclusive.
But the promo they just showed was for KMart. So many conflicting answers!
I have it preordered from Bestbuy.com lol. It’s already paid for and is prepping to be shipped
Stacy was supposed to do that, but didn’t. I’ll go out and get it Tuesday. By then I’ll have to break my hibernation.
Meijer? You have a Meijer near you. Where you from?
I live in Metro Detroit. We have like 200 Meijer locations around here.
I Iive in Metro Detroit, too. Macomb County to be exact.
Is that still Metro Detroit? I live in Wayne County…Belleville (well Van Buren Township but same zip code so mailing addy is Belleville)
They consider Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne
all part of Metro Detroit. I’m in Sterling Heights.
So sweet o have a local boy representing WNW with me! Detroit Takeover!!!
I marked the date on my calendar. It’s not supposed to be out, as far as I know. Sam and I are going to do an article together for WWENews.
THEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TRUST ANYMORE
This coming Tuesday.
You have someone to get it for you
I have to go in there and get it
Ziggles vs Sandow. battle of guys who dropped off the face of the planet after their pushes died.
Can anyone name the 3 men to win a battle royal at Wrestlemania.? And I don’t mean the ones that happened as the dark match.
bad news brown, “Santina” and the Iron Shiek?
Oh that’s right a man won the woman battle royal, so i guess it’s four men, Cause Andre the Giant won the first.
Andre, Bad News Brown and Iron Shiek?
I love both these guys. Too bad we can’t get more of matches like this
Ziggler is starting to get some wins. think he finally moved out of the Doghouse?
I hope so!
We can only hope.
Hopefully, he’s my pick to win the battle royal
No idea why but I think Big E will win the battle royale.
I could go for that too!
It is not safe here for you, John Cena. It’s not safe for you at all.
Luke Harper I love you!
Bray staring into the camera is creepy!
Truth! Luke is unsettling too.
WWE is letting Harper develop nicely lately. I’m not so afraid anymore he’ll get lost when he leaves the fam.
I think Harper has a chance, it’s Rowan who could be in trouble.
Agreed. Rowan hasn’t done a thing to stand apart.
Neither did Rollins until lately.
But anyone who’s watched Rollins knew he had it in him. I’m not sure about Rowan.
True but until he’s given a chance we don’t know anything.
Yeah. i liked Harper as Brodie Lee so I am hoping he has a good career. Rowan will be in trouble when the fam breaks up.
It’s… like he stares into your soul… taking count of you and whether you are worthy to serve him…
It is pretty creepy, not going to lie.
Backstage Pass crew on the App.
Albert comes off as a really nice guy. That’s cool.
I’m kinda glad I stopped liking Ryback
is just sad at this point.
Curtis Axel is going to have to start shaving his head. His hair is about to be a thing of the past.
Like his push
His push is already a thing of the past. LOL!
Ha that’s a good one
I saw that, too!
They had a shot of his increasing chrome dome and it wasn’t flattering.
Ambrose and Rollins? that’s an unusual Shield pairing.
I like the mix-up
I do too. I like them together. The chemistry is so obvious.
I like 3MB having a real match that isn’t a squash. They’re all such great wrestlers and trapped in gimmick hell
Cesaro just swung Ambrose outside the ring and slammed him into the barrier.
I just realized I will have to go to another site when it comes to recaping Smackdown for my Radio Podcast next week. 🙁
I’m sorry. Richard asked me to post for discussion. I would have done results, but I’m just not up to it tonight. Normally I would have, even though he didn’t ask.
Don’t you have spoilers posted on here, isn’t it basically the same thing?
It’s fine. things happen. I love your guys recaps they are done so well.
Thanks. I’ve been doing the Raw Results for over 10 years (a variety of places), and I love doing it. I cannot watch Raw without typing it.
I could never do it myself. I’m having trouble watching the show right now and type this.
I almost cried when Raw went to three hours permanently.
I almost did when I said I would cover for you once LOL
I actually applied to do the Results for Saturday Morning Slam, but when Richard wanted Main Event and Saturday Morning Slam.
But now you’re on my roster, and blowing me away with your articles. I loved your 10 year article!!!
When I start writing it, it was going to be about Battle Royals but some how it got into that.
Beautifully written, and so interesting!
Adam does a great job with SD, and Alex with Impact. Then there’s CJ, and… I love our WNW crew!
We are awesome 🙂
I got rid of my PS4 today to get an Xbox One (I got 408 for my ps4 so i made my money back) and I’m so pissed I don’t have easy access to WWE Network (can’t even use it on Internet explorer on the xbox one so i have to buy a 360)
I can’t get the Network to connect to the ChromeCast. So I watch it on my phone most of the time. Well, I try. but certain people like to chat half the night…
🙂 that’s me!
And Jesse, depending on the night.
Does the winner get the shot at Wrestlemania?
I don’t think they specifically said but I’m assuming yes
I like this “face Ambrose” thing.
Could Drew McIntyre matter any less?
Wow, it just occurred to me that it was Rollins who beat Mahal to win the NXT Title
What a flip by Rollins and another incredible spear by Reigns
Reigns really hit Slater lightly with that spear. He could have broken Slater.
Wow! A mugging.
NAO and Kane vs Shield? My Response:
I just said that to Kunka on IM.
From the Wyatt Family to Kane and the Outlaws? Kane ok, but Outlaws no thank you.
drew and jinder didn’t look awful glad they got some air time. Even Rybread got some offense
The whole match was a setup, no?
Kane will probably reward the 3 teams for their help of this beatdown on the shield.
Really well done stuff here.
I really like Corporate Kane. Finally ruthless again just in a different way.
I think Kane is just getting revenge from last year when The Shield beat Team Hell No several times, leading to their split
Either way, finally another match is shaping up for WM! It was looking sparse!
Also Keeps The Shield out of the Battle Royale.
Yeah and like Josh said, at least they are actually in a match and not stuck in the battle royal
The Shield fully recovered on the App.
I believe any questions about whether Shield Turned face or not monday have been answered.
bye bye Miz’s 4-0 record.
A man who was picked with 6 other strangers to work together and have their lives taped to find out what happens…
Hey guys just trying this on my phone
IT’S THE BIG SHOWWWWW
The miz is one of my faves
I’m glad I’m not alone
Mine too, I remember watching him on “The Real World” and the challenges back in the day.
But he’s from Cleveland, Detroits aren’t suppose to like people from Cleveland.
We won’t hold that against him.
We don’t like anyone from Ohio. The Miz was smart and got out, though.
I guess the smartest Buckeye is one who leaves. At least he’s not from Columbus.
He’s pretty hot
but that’s about it.
big show is one of my all time favorites. after these years of ring wear he still puts on good matches and makes others look good when needed.
And out come the jobbers and the mid-card guy…
The Miz, Chris Jericho and Roddy Piper put on the best “talk” shows
I totally agree with that, I am always entertained.
Don’t forget Rene Dupree.
They all Pale in comparison with The Funeral Parlor. 😉
Cool. This is getting better now. I take back my last comment.
Henry, Goldust, Cody, Kofi Announced for Royal
In case you haven’t heard
WM is having a TWO HOUR pre show
I can’t watch this much wrestling.
Neither can I. I won’t catch all of that.
Won’t it all just be recaps anyway?
there is going to be a Pre-show match in the 2nd hour that’s exclusive to the Network.
That’s cool, but too insanely long. That means I won’t see the light of day on WM Sunday.
Miz’s shoes are amazing!
I saw them. LOL!!
I think that makes sure Big Show is not winning.
He should have won two Royal Rumbles so a WM Battle Royale shouldn’t be too far out of reach.
Both Triple H and Big Show could hit double digit in losses at Wrestlemania. Triple H is 8-9 and Big Show is 4-9. Only one person has double digit losses at Wrestlemania at 6-11. The person is Mr. Wrestlemania himself, HBK.
Big E vs ADR.
Can someone please tell me why WWE puts Mexican flags on Del Rios matches but none of the other foreign guys.
Because they’re trying to carry the Mexican support now that Rey is not in any solid shape.
That’s what I figured but I thought there was some deeper meaning like trying to acquire new mexican talent (although TNA just got Tigre Uno and he’s big there)
Just part of his Mexican Heel Gimmick since he doesn’t drive cars anymore.
big e remind anyone else of Ice Train
Scott Norton’s tag team partner in WCW? part of Fire and Ice?
Wow…ADR gets the win…
Interesting Fact I found out about the Undertaker streak, the 18 different opponents he has had are 55-76-1. take away the Undertaker matches they are 55-55-1. The Wrestler with the best winning percentage of all Undertaker’s opponent at Wrestlemania? Big Bossman at 5-1.
Such a shame how IC title and US title are glorified paper weights
amen to that. just lazy poor booking and storylines
The IC champion loses another match. So the title is a cruse.
The IC championship continues to mean less and less.
Is that even possible?
I’d hoped Big E. would bring some luster back to it. He had a rocket pack strapped to him when he won it. The rocket pack is out of gas and it’s just as worthless as it was before.
Well, he’s been a bit reckless in the ring, and not listening backstage to people telling him how to improve. Also, from what I’ve heard, his head is getting a bit big. Not a good thing.
Emma and Santino make a cute couple.
Santino Marella has been paired with Beth Phoenix, Maria, Tamina Snuka and now Emma.
Yes and Bryan was paired with The Bellas, Gail Kim, AJ, and now Marrying Brie.
Xavier on the app.
He needs more TV time. I love his character
I really don’t like that they’re playing this again like it’s brand new information.
They said it wasn’t. And they always replay the Monday HOF video on Friday.
They said if you hadn’t heard on TMZ. I know what they were going for
They didn’t. They said that incase you hadn’t heard. the acknowledged the fact the news was broke on Monday.
Hogan or Piper, who should induct in Mr. T? I vote for Hot Rod.
They actually don’t like each other in real life. Doubt he’d do it.
That’s what would make it great.
I agree with Piper, but I like him a lot more than I ever liked Hogan.
It would be quite the coup to get Piper to do it since he doesn’t much care for Mr. T.
AJ is gold on the mic.
This match is a Trainwreck. Awesome line by AJ
Yikes, that sucked!
Total Divas vs Total Divas. Weird choice.
Well that was interesting to see Natalya kick Summer Rae after the match.
Natalya needs the Divas title so badly
Get out of my mind!
The faces Heyman makes are fantastic!
Dumb promo from Undertaker.
Blah blah blah, burn in hell, blah blah blah rest in peace. I love Taker more than anyone else in the company but hate his mic work.
I’m not a huge fan either but he’s certainly been better than that.
I miss his American Badass promo. THIS IS MY YARD!
Tag Team match for Rybaxel?
Rybaxel and Real Americans get future Tag Team Championship matches, 3MB get into the Royal match
Titus is being hilarious on the app.
Eat bleeding time
I hate it when my eat bleeds…LOL!
Me too…stupid typos. 🙂
Please, stop with the Sabotage commercials, and don’t make me write about Arnold on Monday night!
Real Americans vs Rusev? Anyone?
How ’bout Rusev vs someone in another indie?
Put him in with Swags. No one will miss Swags after it’s over.
Yeah, but then we’ll have to deal with Koslov mach 2
Then put him in with ADR!
Can’t we just put him…out?
Nope, he has to take out Swags, ADR and Batista first.
I’d rather they take *him* out first.
I’d put up with three matches and then feed him to Brock if I didn’t have to see the other three in the E again.
I *abhor* the “unstoppable Russian” (yeah, I know he’s Bulgarian but same thing) gimmick more than I can express.
For me it’s the ‘hate me because I’m foreign’ thing, but I understand.
So when Rusev doesn’t work, he’ll eventually put in a tag team with Santino Marella?
I just hope they don’t do a Ryback push with him by feeding him nobodies then push too fast into nothingness.
blah blah blah GET OFF MY TV
I like Rusev in the ring. so I’m interested in him for that.
I just wish they’d get to it instead of doing the exact same segment every week.
Showing why WWE doesn’t do Debuts in Mania Season right here.
His gimmick is so uninteresting that it’s no wonder he hasn’t debuted.
The Fact that he can’t speak english hurts.
If he’s not in the battle royale, i see his first match being raw after mania
Houston We’re Here
Eminem and Kid Rock song for Wrestlemania love that two Detroiter songs are used for a Wrestlemania in New Orleans.
I told you, we’re taking over!
I was hoping this match would be longer then this. 🙁
Too much denim in one ring!
and one seemingly 3 years not wash shirt.
Only three years?
It looks like the same shirt he wore in the indies in 2011.
lol You got my email, right?
Yeah. the one about the Predictions. I’d love to be apart of it.
I knew you were interested, just making sure you got it.
Yeah. i actually wrote predictions out for EC but didn’t do anything with them when I saw I couldn’t post them.
I take all short predicts from my writers as I keep track for the year of who comes out with the best score.
I have that Legacy song stuck in my head.
I thought that was a three.
Interesting fact, Bray Wyatt will be the third 3rd generation wrestler than John Cena has faced at Wrestlemania, with Randy Orton in the triple threat match at Wrestlemania 24 and The Rock the last two years.
You got my email, right?
Yes I did.
for a 5 minute match that was a pretty good match between Cena and Harper.
Agreed. Not bad at all!
That crowd sounds deafening for Cena’s victory…kinda surprising
Now I can go watch Kentucky Basketball in the NCAA Tourney
Wolverines and Spartans are going to own the NCAA Tourney this year.
Florida is the best team in the tournament.
Barack Obama picked MSU to win it all.
This is strangest thing ever. The game is starting with two technical foul FT attempts. Apparently it is illegal to dunk during the warmups.
Did you fill out a bracket? Did Duke losing today, totally mess it up?
Yes and yes,
Good Night everyone.
Nice promo from Shield!