3/14/14 WWE Smackdown Recap
by Brian Leeman
We start off the night with The Real Americans in action!
Real Americans vs Rhodes Brothers
Real Americans start off in control of Cody. Whole bunch of double team work on Cody. Chinlock from Cesaro. Cody nearly makes the tag but gets the big swing from Cesaro instead. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb but Rhodes gets his feet up. Cesaro and Swagger take control again except they begin blind tagging each other. Goldust gets taken out but Cody manages to roll up Swagger for the win!
Winners: The Rhodes Bros
Swagger & Cesaro beat down Cody & Goldust until the Usos make the save.
Triple H comes out and says that Daniel Bryan isn’t here tonight but he is. He says that Bryan won’t be going on to the main event of Wrestlemania because Triple H is going to beat him. Triple H calls out Sandow and makes him face Seth Rollins for not getting in the ring on Monday.
Seth Rollins vs Damien Sandow
Rollins with a flying dropkick and a running elbow into the corner. Sandow rolls out of the ring but gets cornered by The Shield and Rollins dives onto him. Rollins with the Blackout for the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match The Shield triple powerbomb Sandow.
Kofi Kingston vs Bray Wyatt
Wyatt dominates the majority of this one. Uranage slam from Wyatt. Bray flies into Kofi in the corner. Sister Abigail from Bray for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Kane orders The Shield to come down to the ring for the main event of Kane & Big Show. Shield say that they’ll do it but not because Kane told them to.
Nikki Bella vs Tamina
Nikki and Tamina go back and forth to start the match. Elbows from Tamina but Nikki fights right back. Tamina beats down Nikki on the outside and throws her jacket at her. Samoan Drop from Tamina to Nikki. Tamina misses off the top rope and Nikki smashes her face off her knee for two. Superkick from Tamina for two. Brie and AJ go at it on the outside and Tamina attacks Brie. Back in the ring Nikki dodges a superkick and hits the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner: Nikki Bella
Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio
Ziggler and Del Rio start off the match throwing punches and kicks at each other. Ziggler takes down Del Rio and punches him in a headlock. Neckbreaker from Dolph. Big backbreaker to Ziggler from Del Rio. Del Rio goes for a superkick but Dolph dodges and hits a jumping DDT. Del Rio throws both his knees into Zig’s arm. Del Rio goes for the running enziguri in the corner but Ziggler ducks and hits the fame-asser for two! Del Rio with a reverse suplex to Ziggler off the top rope. Ziggler reverses an arm bar attempt and jumps off Ziggler, followed by a Zig Zag from Ziggler for the win!
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match Renee Young interviews Dolph and he announces himself as an entrant in the 30 man battle royal at Wrestlemania.
Carlos Colon is announced as a Hall of Fame inductee this year.
Kane vs Big Show
Kane chops down Big Show and works over the leg for the opening leg of the match. The Shield surrounds the ring. Kane stalks Big Show and grabs him by the throat, however Big Show grabs Kane by the throat. Two clotheslines and a spear from Big Show. Big Show climbs to the top rope while staring at the Shield. Kane chokeslams Big Show off the top rope for two. Kane tells The Shield to get on the apron but after Kane berates them, they all step down. Kane turns around and takes a chokeslam from Big Show.
Winner: Big Show
As The Shield is leaving, Kane tries to chokeslam Rollins, however Reigns breaks it up with a spear. The Shield stand united.