WWE Smackdown Recap: The Road To WrestleMania Heats Up, New Member Added To Team Teddy
Bryan starts out by yelling, 'YES!' Bryan says that he can talk about himself all night but he wants to put AJ on the spot. He asks AJ to tell everyone what it's like to be in love with the World Heavyweight champion. AJ begins by talking about her match for later tonight, but Bryan tells her to just answer the question. AJ says that it's Heaven and that nobody knows how Daniel caresses her. AJ says that Daniel has the softest lips and that sometimes, at night, they also spoon. She then begins to call him Danny, but Daniel cuts her off, telling her that they agreed that she wouldn't call him Danny in public. AJ corrects herself and says that Bryan is brave, courageous, generous. As a vegan, his body is his temple. His mind and spirit are pure. Abouve all of that, AJ says that Bryan makes her feel safe, which is why she enjoys cuddling.
Bryan then whispers into AJ's ear and AJ tells him that what he said is a little personal. However, Bryan says that it's true. AJ then goes on to say that Daniel Bryan is a great lover, noticeably embarrassed. Aj then says that at WrestleMania, Bryan will make that big Irish brute tap out and he will continue on his path to becoming the greatest of all time.
Bryan then says that the crowd should show their appreciation for AJ and better yet, for Daniel Bryan. Bryan's music hits as he chants "yes" until Sheamus' music hits and Sheamus makes his way to the ring.
Sheamus says that he's not trying to disrespect AJ, but he actually threw up in his mouth backstage. He asks AJ if she really thinks that Bryan is brave and courageous. AJ hesitates and then nods her head yes. Sheamus then says that he believes Bryan is a sniveling, little coward. Sheamus asks if AJ thinks Bryan's lips are so soft then laughs as he says he doesn't want to go there. Sheamus says he does want to go to WrestleMania because if Bryan doesn't like being called Danny...
Bryan interrupts Sheamus and says that his name is Daniel. The crowd then begins to chant "Danny." Sheamus then says that Danny Boy is a great name for Bryan and says that if he doesn't like being called Danny, he sure as hell won't like being called former World Heavyweight champion. Sheamus then says that at WrestleMania, he's going to kick Bryan's teeth down his throat. With those words, Sheamus' music is played and he walks to the backstage area.
Backstage, Mark Henry is shown talking to someone, before walking towards the entrance way. It is then announced that Henry will take on Team Teddy member, R-Truth. Then, we head into commercial break.
R-Truth vs. Mark Henry
Both men make their way to the ring and the match begins. R-Truth starts out with an attack, but Henry stunts his momentum with some clubbing blows. R-Truth tries to battle back, but Henry clotheslines Truth. On the outside, Henry continues to attack Henry and rams his head into the ring steps before rolling him back into the ring. Henry continues to beat down Truth, picking him up just to knock him down. Henry then goes for the cover, only getting a two count. Mark goes for an elbow drop, but Truth moves out of the way.
R-Truth then mounts a comeback, hitting a DDT with Henry on his knees. However, he only garners a two count. Truth goes to the top rope and attempts a cross body, however, Henry catches Truth in mid-air and lands the World's Strongest Slam for the win.