WWE Smackdown Watch Party – Live Results & Discussion

WWE Smackdown Results – (3/29/13)
Results by: Adam W. of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Welcome to this week’s Smackdown! The show begins with a teaser of what is to come tonight. The Rock is hyped to address John Cena tonight. Also, Jack Swagger is shown attacking Ricardo Rodriguez. Del Rio comes to the aid of Rodriguez. Finally, are the Shield in danger come Wrestlemania? All this and more on tonight’s Smackdown.

The Rock makes his way to the ring. A highlight from Raw is shown, as John Cena and Rock get into a physical confrontation. Cena attempts an Attitude Adjustment, but is hit with a Rock Bottom.

The Rock pulls a Hershey’s Bar out of his pocket, in reference to Hershey, Pennsylvania. Rock says he once had a story time, and wants to continue tonight. Rock says he moved to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Rock says at the time, he was 6’4” and 220 lbs. Rock questions why he has a creepy mustache, though. Rock shows a picture of him at 15 on the Titantron. Rock says a great benefit was he was very close to a special town. Rock says he and his buddies came to a certain park, and ate as much chocolate as he possibly could. Rock says he now proudly stands in the ring, as he says he has finally come back to Hershey. Rock says once, he wanted a Whatchamacallit. Rock says his buddies told him to buy beer, but he says he doesn’t drink. Rock says he might have lied about that part. Rock says he finally found that candy, but someone would go to grab it first. Rock says he told them if they didn’t put down that candy, he would kick their candy-ass. Rock says kicking candy ass started here. Rock says he will do the same to Cena, just like he did on Raw. Rock says at Wrestlemania, Cena will have more passion than he has had before. Rock says not only will he kick his candy ass in front of the world, but also the millions. John Laurinaitis’ music plays, as he makes his way to the ring.

-Commercials

Rock asks who in the blue hell he is. John asks if that is a trick question, saying the whole WWE Universe knows who he is. John says he is the former Executive VP of Talent Relations and Raw General Manager. Rock says he was confused with someone who gives a crap, saying he was interrupted. John says that Teddy Long gave him permission. John says he won’t talk to long, and receive a Rock Bottom. John says he and Rock are a lot alike. John says Rock is the People’s Champion while he created People Power. John says he was fired because of John Cena, but that is also why he is here. John says he knows Cena will do anything to win, so suggests that he be in Rock’s corner. John asks Rock if he wants to be popular, or win? John says there is no way, and he means no way, saying he can guarantee a victory. John says he and Rock are like Recess’ Cups: two great flavors that taste great together. Rock says it is only fair if the people get involved. Rock asks if everyone wants to see the old, indigestible piece of Peanut Butter with the most Electrifying piece of chocolate the world has ever seen. Rock says the people have spoken. Rock says he has an idea of his own, saying he and John can send a message to Cena. Rock only asks for a handshake. They shake hands, but Rock refuses to let go. Rock connects with a Spinebuster, following with the People’s Elbow. Rock says at Wrestlemania, Cena’s candy-ass is going down again.

Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring.

-Commercials

A highlight from Smackdown is shown, showing Fandango ambush Jericho after his match with Chris Jericho. Miz is on commentary for this match. Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring.

Chris Jericho vs. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett

Chris and Wade lock up, as Wade locks in a Side Headlock. Jericho is pushed against the ropes, as Wade knocks him down with a shoulder. Jericho chops Barrett, following with a back elbow. Jericho connects with a Dropkick, following with a Lariat. Barrett is sent to the floor, as he is hit with a Baseball Slide Dropkick. Jericho takes him back into the ring, as Barrett takes Jericho to the corner. Jericho is whipped, but reverses it. Jericho is sent to the apron, as Barrett connects with a Big Boot. Jericho falls to the floor.

-Commercials

Jericho is taken to the mat with a Rear Headlock, but elbows out. Jericho runs the ropes, taking down Barrett with shoulders. Jericho is thrown to the apron, as he runs to the top rope. Jericho connects with a Double Axe Handle. Jericho follows with a Lionsault, but Barrett reverses into the Winds of Change. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho is thrown into the corner, as he kicks an oncoming Barrett. Jericho goes top rope, connecting with a High Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho is picked up, but reverses into an attempted Walls of Jericho. Barrett gets out, running to Jericho. Chris pulls down the ropes, as Wade falls to the floor. Jericho goes for a Springboard Triangle Dropkick, but Barrett ducks. Jericho falls to the floor. Wade begins arguing with Miz, after recuperating. As Wade gets back into the ring, Jericho greets him with a Codebreaker for the win.

Winner: Chris Jericho via pinfall

Jericho grabs a mic, saying he would love to savor this victory tonight. Jericho says as the stage indicates, Fandango is about to appear. Jericho says he couldn’t pronounce his name, but tries again. Jericho calls him many names, ranging Fan-tom of the Opera and Fan-Danny Devito. Fandango dances his way to the ring, but leaves without saying a word.

-Commercials

In a video package, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar is hyped. Triple H is shown training, waiting for a reason. Triple H says he found himself standing over a man who just got hip replacement. Triple H says that is when he found his reason, brawling with Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman says if Triple H wants the match, he has to abide by their stipulations. Paul goes through stipulations, but says he wants to make if personal. Heyman says the winner of the match gets Stephanie McMahon, but changes it to loser. Triple H attacks Heyman, signing the contract. Heyman says the match is No Holds Barred with Triple H’s career on the line.

A interview is shown, with Paul Heyman and Josh Matthews. Josh asks for a rebuttal from Heyman, but Paul says no. Heyman says he put Triple H in a no win situation. Heyman says Lesnar will destroy Triple H, confining him to a desk. HHH will dream of getting in the ring again, but can’t. Heyman says Triple H will become jealous of the locker room, and they will rebel. Heyman says Triple H made two huge mistakes: intellectually challenging himself and thinking he could physically challenge Brock Lesnar.

-Commercials

Booker T and Teddy Long are on the ramp, with a bench press next to them. Booker says they are two weeks away from Wrestlemania. Booker says two of the most dominant will prove who is the most strongest. Booker first introduces Ryback. Teddy than introduces Mark Henry. Booker tells them if they violate the no contact clause, they will be banned from Wrestlemania. Long says he flipped a coin backstage, and Henry is first up. Henry prepares, with chalk and smelling salts. Henry lays on the bench, doing one set of 225 for 53 reps. Ryback lays on the bench, doing one set of 225 for 53 reps. As Ryback goes for 54, Henry pushes the Barbell down, and into Ryback’s neck. Henry walks away, as Ryback is coughing on the floor.

-Commercials

Dolph Ziggler is in the ring, with AJ and Big E. Daniel Bryan and Kane makes their way to the ring, with Kaitlyn.

1/2 WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and WWE Diva’s Champion Kaitlyn w/ Kane vs. Mr. Money in the Bank and AJ w/ Big E Langston

Daniel and Dolph lock up, as Dolph locks in a Side Headlock. Dolph runs the ropes, but is taken down with an Arm Drag. Kaitlyn and AJ are tagged. Kaitlyn runs to AJ, as she goes in the ropes. AJ kicks Kaitlyn in the face. Pin, but a kick out. AJ connects with two Neckbreakers, and pins. Kick out. AJ connects with a Spinning Savate, as Kaitlyn connects with a Shoulder Tackle. Daniel is tagged, as he takes out Ziggler with a Dropkick. Daniel takes Dolph top rope, attempting a Hurricanrana. Dolph reverses into a roll up, but a kick out. Daniel begins kicking Dolph, as AJ distracts the ref. Daniel runs the ropes, as Big E grabs Langston’s leg. Kane connects with a Big Boot to Big E, but is hit with a Baseball Slide Dropkick from Ziggler. Dolph tags AJ, as he and Daniel fight on the floor. AJ jumps on Daniel’s back, but gets her off. Ziggler is thrown over the barricade. Kaitlyn connects with a Spear to AJ for the win.

Winners: Daniel Bryan and Kaitlyn via pinfall

The Shield appear on the Titantron, saying Wrestlemania is upon them. Dean says he heard Orton, Sheamus and Show says they will work together, but doubts that. Roman says they will choke on their cliches. Seth says they don’t stand a chance, and will break. Roman says he will be surprised if they don’t implode. Dean says he will write the final chapter of this story. After Wrestlemania, they will believe in the Shield.

The Great Khali makes his way to the ring, with Kaitlyn and Hornswoggle.

-Commercials

Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way to the ring. Swagger tells everyone to open their eyes. Swagger says everything in the ring is what is wrong in the country. Zeb says it is multi-culturalism gone bad. Zeb then says when Jack broke Ricardo Rodriguez’s ankle, he did it to bind a country.

Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. The Great Khali w/ Natalya and Hornswoggle

Swagger and Khali lock up, as Jack is pushed into the corner. They lock up again, as Swagger is set up in the corner. Khali goes for a chop, as Swagger reverses. Swagger attacks Khali, and then runs the ropes. Swagger is taken out with a shoulder. Khali sets Swagger in the corner, connecting with a chop to the chest. Swagger kicks Khali, and begins kneeing him in the corner. Khali pushes him off, hitting him with an elbow and Big Boot. Swagger is taken out with Clotheslines, as Khali goes for a Brain Chop. Swagger rolls to the floor, pulling Khali’s leg as he tries to get to the floor. Swagger runs towards Khali, as Khali goes for a boot. Swagger dodges the boot, spearing Khali’s leg. Khali rolls to the floor, as Swagger follows. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock, but is kicked away. Swagger finally locks it, as Hornswoggle tries to stop Jack. Swagger throws Hornswoggle into the barricade. During this, Swagger and Khali is counted out.

Winners: N/A

Ricardo Rodriguez comes to the ring, saying he didn’t finish the job. Ricardo dares Swagger to break his other ankle. Del Rio attacks Swagger from behind, locking in the Cross Armbreaker. Colter begins clawing at Del Rio’s face, but is hit in the back with Ricardo’s crutch. Ricardo gives the crutch to Del Rio, as he swings at Swagger. Jack dodges them, getting away with Colter.

-Commercials

Raw Rebound

CM Punk speaks of Undertaker’s streak and the urn. Punk says he didn’t take the urn to disrespect Paul Bearer, but did it to disrespect the Undertaker. Punk says it means everything to him, but not a damn thing to him. Punk drops the urn, saying for the first time Undertaker is at a physiological disadvantage. Punk says at Wrestlemania, Undertakers streak will rest in peace. The lights go out, as Undertaker attacks CM Punk. Punk runs away, while Heyman grabs the urn.

Backstage, Rene Young interviews Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show. We are shown a clip from Raw, when the three clashed with the Shield. Orton is asks how they feel about their team. Orton says they have a common enemy. Sheamus is asked if he and Big Show had gotten past their issues, as Sheamus says they did. Sheamus and Show begin to argue about who had the problem, as Orton stops it before it gets out of hand. Orton says they are on the same page, which is bad news for the Shield.

-Commercials

Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show make their way to the ramp, respectively. Rhodes Scholars and Antonio Cesaro make their way to the ring. Sandow says unlike their dysfunctional team, him, Cody Rhodes and their college Antonio Cesaro are on the same page. Sandow says they all have a common distain for ignorance. Rhodes says they are just that: common. Rhodes says the three will be the instruments of their downfall. Cesaro grabs the mic, and yodels.

Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show vs. Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes) and United States Champion Antonio Cesaro

Orton and Cesaro lock up, as Cesaro locks in a Side Headlock. Orton pushes him against the ropes, taking out Antonio with an uppercut. Sheamus is tagged, as he attacks Cesaro in the corner. Cesaro boots Sheamus in the face, taking him to the opposite corner. Sheamus runs the ropes, as Cesaro goes for an Arm Drag. Sheamus reverses into a Lariat. Rhodes and Show are tagged. Show takes Rhodes in the corner, chopping his chest. Show then chops Cesaro on the apron, and attempting to do so to Sandow. Show connects with a Body Slam.

-Commercials

Sheamus tags Orton, as Sandow is kicked into the corner. Orton goes to the top rope, punching Sandow 10 times. Sandow backs Orton into his corner, as Orton attacks Rhodes and Cesaro. Rhodes is tagged, as he stomps on Orton. Cesaro is tagged, as he continues with a Double Stomp. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro connects with a Gut Wrench Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes is tagged, as he locks in a Crossface, with a Hammerlock. Orton punches out, running the ropes. Rhodes knees Orton in the gut, tagging Sandow. Damien pins, but a kick out. Sandow connects with knees to the face. Sandow connects with a Russian Legsweep, following with the Elbow of Distain. Pin, but a kick out. Orton is locked in a Rear Headlock, but fights out. Orton connects with a Backbreaker. Cesaro goes on the top rope, bu Show pushes him to the floor. Sheamus is tagged, as is Rhodes. Sheamus connects with a Running Knee Lift. Rhodes is sent to the apron, connecting with clubs to the chest. Sheamus does the same to Sandow. Rhodes catches Sheamus, putting his neck into the ropes. Rhodes is caught by Sheamus, as he connects with White Noise. Damien and Cesaro enter the ring, attacking Sheamus. Show makes the save, knocking out Cesaro. Show pushes Sandow into Orton, as Randy connects with an RKO. Sheamus finishes with a Brouge Kick to Rhodes.

Winners: Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show via pinfall

The Shield makes their way to the ring, through the crowd. Orton, Sheamus and Show attack Shield in the crowd, getting the upper hand. Orton, Sheamus and Show stand tall 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!

-Adam W.

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  • Adam Wacker

    Welcome to this week’s WWE Smackdown “Open Thread” Watch Party! Smackdown will begin in 30 minutes, so stay tuned for live coverage.

  • The Breaker

    I don’t pay attention to spoilers, but I’ve heard that this week’s episode hits all the right notes for a show leading to WrestleMania. And The Rock is advertised to appear, so that automatically makes me expect a bit more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainAmericaAvenger212 Shain Rhyno Simons

    Hello everyone

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainAmericaAvenger212 Shain Rhyno Simons

    Storytime with the WWE Champ

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainAmericaAvenger212 Shain Rhyno Simons

    This is a bit of a slower paced Rock promo than usual

  • The Breaker

    Big Johnny. Called it when I heard about a “former SmackDown authority figure” was returning this week.

    Is it too late to take back my comment about this being a good episode? lol

  • BrooksOglesby

    I’m just now remembering how much I missed Johnny Ace.

    • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainAmericaAvenger212 Shain Rhyno Simons

      Sarcasm? lol

  • The Breaker

    From Rock to Jericho.. feels like the Attitude Era!

  • Adam Wacker

    Really looking forward to tonight’s main event.

  • The Breaker

    Could Barrett look any weaker heading into WrestleMania?

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainAmericaAvenger212 Shain Rhyno Simons

    Just when things couldn’t get better (or worse) it’s FAHN DAHN GO

  • http://www.facebook.com/wright.nicholas Nicholas Wright

    FAN DAN GOOOOOO!

    • -|AZ|-

      Fan Get Set Gooo!!!

  • The Breaker

    Well, I guess it’s better than an arm wrestling contest…

  • The Breaker

    Was that segment really legit?

  • The Ignored Monster

    They obviously could have kept going.

  • Adam Wacker

    Do they even lift?

  • The Breaker

    That match needed more time with Ziggler and Bryan in the ring.

    • http://www.facebook.com/wright.nicholas Nicholas Wright

      I’m with you on that

  • Adam Wacker

    I love the fact that when Swagger made his way to the ring, he put his left hand on the right side of his chest. In Jack Swagger’s America, human anatomy means nothing.

  • The Breaker

    I’m confident that Undertaker will beat Punk, especially so if Punk has the urn going into WrestleMania.

    • Adam Wacker

      I just question where Undertaker will go from there. I doubt his last Wrestlemania match would be against CM Punk, should the streak continue.

      • The Breaker

        I don’t think anyone, even Undertaker himself, knows if there will be another match past this year.

  • The Breaker

    Orton’s got to be turning heel. There’s no way I’m buying his new “team player” attitude. It’s way too out of character for him.

  • The Breaker

    Cesaro’s yodeling cracks me up.

  • Adam Wacker

    Thanks to those who contributed in the comments. See everyone next week.

  • The Breaker

    They did a nice job highlighting all the storylines heading into WrestleMania. Pretty good show.