WWE SmackDown Recap: Bryan Vs. Sheamus Heats Up, WMania Match Announced, Big Return
Winner: The Big Show
Backstage, after the match, Cody Rhodes is shown watching The Big Show celebrate in the ring and as he makes his way to the backstage area.
Yoshi Tatsu vs. Mark Henry
Yoshi hits a dropkick to start off the action, followed by a few other blows. However, Mark Henry is barely affected by any of it and a headbutt sends Tatsu to the canvas. Henry goes on the offensive not letting Yoshi get up. Finally, Henry pulls Yoshi up and into the corner, only to knock him down once more. Henry picks his foe up once again and delivers a thudding power slam. With Yoshi out on his back, Henry slaps him across the face and tells Tatsu to wake up. Mark Henry then picks Tatsu up and hit's a power slam before getting the win.
Winner: Mark Henry
Throughout the entire show, Chris Jericho and Sheamus have been advertised for the main event tonight. However, before the match starts, Jericho says that he wants to address the comments about C.M. Punk and his father from Raw. Jericho says that he knows a lot of fans want him to apologize but he isn't going to do that. People think that Jericho went over the line, but you can't go over the line when you tell the truth. Jericho says that the truth about Punk is that he's a fraud. A typical product of an alcoholic father, a broken home and a man that has hundreds of tattoos, trying to hide the fact that he has an alcoholic gene running through his veins. Jericho says that he knows the real Punk, he's figured him out and knows Punk better than he knows himself. Jericho says that he knows that Punk stayed up at nights, crying, knowing what his father did to him. Jericho knows that when he let's loose one of his famous pipe bombs, he really wishes he could say those things to his parents and to his family. Every time C.M. Punk hears people chanting his name, he simply wishes that the demons will go away. But they won't ever go away. Punk wishes he was the best in the world, but he isn't because Jericho is the best in the world at everything he does. C.M. Punk only pretends to be as he wishes he was Jericho. He's a wannabe just like all of the fans in attendance tonight. "Jericlones" who will never be what Y2J is because he proves, night in and night out, that everything he says is true. He's going to prove it tonight against Sheamus and against C.M. Punk at WrestleManie when he leaves as the new WWE champion. Then, at the WrestleMania after-party, Jericho is going to fix himself a nice, thick cocktail and take a nice big drink. Then, he's going to make a toast, not just to himself, but to C.M. Punk and his pathetic father. Jericho then mock-drinks the cocktail and then tells the crowd to chant while they still can for their anti-hero. Jericho then says pipe bomb and drops the microphone before we go into commercial break.
Chris Jericho vs. Sheamus
After Sheamus joins Jericho in the ring, the match is underway. Both men circle the ring before they tie up and Sheamus pushes Jericho to the mat. Sheamus begins to take it to Jericho, forcing Jericho to hold onto the ropes when he's whipped into them and slide outside the ring. Sheamus chases Jericho and Jericho slides into the other side of the ring and hits the ropes. As he comes back, Sheamus leaps over the top rope and lands a shoulder tackle. Sheamus gets Jericho into the corner and begins to work on his arm before the count of five. As he goes back in for more, Jericho reverses the attack and chops his chest. Jericho then whips him into the opposite corner and looks to splash him until Sheamus moves out of the way. With Jericho tied in the ropes, Sheamus goes for his famous, thunderous forearms to the chest and blasts him 10 times. Sheamus then gets Jericho back into the ring for a delayed suplex, only getting a two count.