Spoilers: WWE SmackDown Tapings – 4/25/14
Apr 22, 2014 - by Marc Middleton
- Thanks to Zach (@zach1012) for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Hershey, PA:
* SmackDown opens up with Vickie Guerrero, Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter in the ring. There are two podiums set up. Vickie announces the main event tonight will be The Shield vs. 11 other Superstars. She then announces The Great Debate between Heyman and Zeb. Zeb says he wants to debate with Cesaro on turning his back. Zeb asks Heyman why he stole Cesaro. Heyman says Brock Lesnar ended The Streak about 20 times. Zeb asks again why he stole Cesaro. Heyman asks when was the last time a Zeb Colter Guy won. He said by the time Cesaro won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, he was already a Heyman Guy. Zeb pushes over the podium and shoves Heyman. They start to get into it but are broken up.
* Cesaro defeated Jack Swagger with The Neutralizer. After the match, The Shield’s music hits and they come out. Roman Reigns hits a Superman punch on Swagger and then they hit him with the triple powerbomb. Dean Ambrose said it looked like Swagger failed to adapt.
* Tamina Snuka defeated Natalya with a kick that was botched. This match was described as not smooth at all.
* Backstage segment with 3MB talking about how they are in tonight’s main event. The Shield shows up and destroys them.
* Vickie Guerrero is backstage in her office on the phone with Triple H. He asks her about The Shield. She says she called them to her office but they didn’t come. Triple H tells her to take the night off and in comes Brad Maddox.
* Curtis Axel defeated Jey Uso.
* The Wyatt Family comes out and cuts a promo inside a steel cage that’s lowered. Bray Wyatt talks about John Cena and gets the crowd to sing “whole world in his hands” with him.
* Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust. During the match, Bray taunted the crowd and asked them if they are unimpressed with what we see from the Rhodes brothers, saying they are not the future. Cody goes for a moonsault but Goldust runs into him. Goldust gets upset, leading to him getting pinned.
* Backstage segment with Brad Maddox on the phone. The Shield comes in and destroys him. Ambrose jumps on Maddox behind the couch and beats him some more.
* Emma and Santino Marella vs. Layla and Fandango is up next. The match never starts as while Fandango is dancing on the stage, The Shield attacks him. Fandango takes a triple powerbomb off the stage, through two tables. A “this is awesome” chant starts up.
* The Shield vs. Titus O’Neil, Ryback, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow, Bad News Barrett and Curtis Axel is next. The Sheild ends up clearing the ring except for Barrett, who ran to the back Axel takes a Superman punch. Sandow takes a spear and The Shield wins the match. Ryback and Titus also get speared. Ryback takes the triple powerbomb. The Shield stand tall in the ring.