4/16/15 WWE Smackdown Recap
SmackDown Results — April 16, 2015: Daniel Bryan and John Cena stood tall in London in an All Champions Tag Team Match against Tyson Kidd & Cesaro
John Cena’s U.S. Open Challenge led to an All Champions showdown
LONDON — SmackDown went to the extreme in London as two new Extreme Rules matches were made, Bray Wyatt continued to instill fear in the WWE Universe and the Cenation joined forces with the “Yes!” Movement to take on the WWE Tag Team Champions.
The United States Champion kicked off SmackDown in front of a red-hot United Kingdom crowd, ready to compete in his latest U.S. Open Challenge against anyone in the WWE locker room. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro answered the call, not to compete in a United States Title Match, but rather to drop some “facts” on the Cenation leader.
Soon, Daniel Bryan arrived, proposing a huge All Champions Tag Team Match for later in the evening, pitting the WWE Tag Team titleholders against the team of the Intercontinental and United States Champions!
Bray Wyatt def. R-Truth
R-Truth put up a spirited effort against Bray Wyatt, but alas, the rapping Superstar fell to The New Face of Fear after being met by Sister Abigail.
Bad News Barrett def. The Miz
The Miz had plenty to say about his former stunt-double Damien Mizdow and his “Marine 4: Moving Target” co-star Summer Rae, but to the delight of the rowdy English crowd, Bad News Barrett cut off the A-lister’s rant.
The Awesome One ended up spending more time taking off his sunglasses than competing in the contest that followed, though, after the British brawler nailed the self-proclaimed movie star with a Bull Hammer Elbow for the quick victory.
Following his abrupt defeat to Barrett, The Miz approached Mizdow and Summer backstage. And in the midst of a heated encounter, the former tag team partners agreed to face each other one-on-one at this Monday’s Raw in a Winner Takes The Miz’s Brand Match — right before the sultry Summer slapped the scowl off the cocky Miz’s Moneymaker.
Neville def. Sheamus by Disqualification
In a match requested by Neville, “The Man That Gravity Forgot” took Sheamus to the absolute limit, imposing a sensational high-flying attack against his larger foe. After a knockdown, drag out fight, however, The Celtic Warrior threw his British opponent onto the announce table, resulting in a disqualification loss for the new-look Irishmen.
Sheamus continued his attack after the bell rang, prompting Dolph Ziggler to chase off the bullying brute. A fed-up Ziggler challenged his adversary to settle their differences right then and there. Instead, the mohawked Superstar opted to wait until Extreme Rules when they will battle in the first-ever Kiss Me Arse Match.
Big E & Kofi Kingston def. Los Matadores
FYI: The “New Day sucks!” chants made their way across the pond, but that didn’t slow down Big E & Kofi Kingston, who topped Los Matadores in impressive fashion.
Big Show explained why Roman Reigns will not be the Last Man Standing
Just days after using Roman Reigns as a human crash-test dummy, Big Show held court on the SmackDown stage in front of a boisterous WWE Universe. The World’s Largest Athlete announced that he will clash with The Big Dog in less than two weeks at Extreme Rules in a Last Man Standing Match.
Cameron def. Natalya & Alicia Fox in a Triple Threat Match
The wily Cameron made the most of her chance in SmackDown’s Divas Triple Threat Match, picking up the pinfall victory after tossing Alicia Fox out of the ring and covering a fallen Natalya for the three-count.
Fandango def. Adam Rose
After Fandango dumped Rosa Mendes backstage, Adam Rose was quick to offer the devastated Diva a new opportunity alongside the leader of The Exotic Express.
Unfortunately for Rose, Rosa’s appearance on the ring apron during his subsequent match against Fandango wound up costing him his contest against the fleet-footed Superstar.
Daniel Bryan & John Cena def. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro in an All Champions Tag Team Match
London’s O2 Arena got a glimpse of WWE’s most decorated Superstars as both corners of the ring were occupied with champions in SmackDown’s main event, namely Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan & United States Champion John Cena against WWE Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & Cesaro.
Amid a frenzied clash, Natalya attempted to provide a distraction, but was inadvertently run into by her husband, sending The Queen of Harts into Cesaro’s arms. The Swiss Superman made a bid to break Daniel Bryan’s “Yes!” Lock on Tyson Kidd, but was met with an Attitude Adjustment from John Cena as the last graduate of the Hart Dungeon was forced to tap out.