On this edition of Smackdown, there were quite a few Raw Superstars that visited the show. The show began with NXT Champion Big E Langston mocking Ricardo Rodriguez’s introduction of Alberto Del Rio by introducing the new World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler in similar fashion. Dolph headed to the ring with both Big E and AJ Lee to address the success he had this past Monday on Raw by cashing in his Money In the Bank contract for an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship and defeating Del Rio for the championship. During Dolph’s address, he is interrupted by Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter. Colter tells Ziggler that Swagger played a huge role in him winning the championship this past Monday and that Swagger won’t be waiting so long for an opportunity at Ziggler’s championship. Then, he is interrupted by Del Rio who then tells Ziggler that once his leg is healed, he will be looking to reclaim the championship. Dolph is then interrupted by Chris Jericho who informs Dolph that Smackdown General Manager and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has booked Jericho and Ziggler in a non-title main event match for the evening. Also, WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H came out with his left arm bandaged up to address his victory over Brock Lesnar this past Sunday at WrestleMania 29. During his address, he is interrupted by 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal). 3MB then tells Triple H that they are looking to make a name for themselves by taking out “the biggest dog in the fight”, who was apparently Triple H. However, before 3MB could do anything, The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns) emerge from the crowd and disposed of 3MB. Then, The Shield turn their attention to Triple H, apparently having the same idea as 3MB did. But before The Shield can strike, WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) emerge to even the odds for Triple H with The Shield retreating. Also, after both Randy Orton and Sheamus state their cases for getting a match against The Big Show, Booker T decides to put both men in a 2-on-1 Handicap match against Big Show for the evening. Big Show takes issue with this and reminds Booker T about the ironclad contract that Big Show has and that he doesn’t have to do anything. Booker T then tells Big Show that he can refuse to compete and that Booker can take the whole ironclad contract thing to court or that Big Show can stick around and compete in his match. Apparently Big Show chose to compete because all three competitors showed up for the 2-on-1 Handicap Match. In the end, after both Orton and Sheamus hit their respective finishing maneuvers on Big Show, Big Show bails on the match and Orton & Sheamus get the win by count-out. After the match, backstage, Orton goes to the trainer’s room to get his injured ribs looked at while Sheamus is interviewed by Renee Young. During the interview, he gets ambushed by Mark Henry. Also, United States Champion went one-on-one with Kofi Kingston in a non-title match with Kingston picking up the victory. I definitely think this should put Kingston at the front of the line for a championship opportunity at Cesaro. Finally, there was the non-title main event match between Ziggler with Big E and AJ in his corner and Jericho. Fandango and the woman who accompanied him were at ringside during the match. In the end, Ziggler was able to pick up the victory thanks to some interference from both Big E and Fandango. After the match was over, Big E hit Jericho with his finishing maneuver, the Big Ending. Then, Fandango picked up the scraps and hit Jericho with his finishing maneuver to end the program. For more on the aftermath of this week’s Smackdown, check out this week’s edition of Backstage Fallout from Smackdown on YouTube.
WWE Smackdown 4-12-13: Fandango Attacks Chris Jericho…Again
- April 13, 2013