WWE Smackdown Recap: The Road To WrestleMania Heats Up, New Member Added To Team Teddy
Swagger regains the advantage and sends Ryder into the corner before hitting an under-hooked, over-head, belly-to-belly suplex. Swagger then continues his attack, keeping Ryder grounded. With Swagger locking Ryder up in another arm hold, Ryder is forced to fight out of it. Swagger continues to look for attacking opportunities, but Ryder continues to counter his foe. Finally, Ryder begins to mount an offense and plants Swagger with a face buster. Swagger is sent into the corner, and is hit with the Broski Boot. However, Ryder only gets a two count.
Ryder then lines Swagger up, looking for the Rough Ryder. However, Swagger is caught in mid-air and power bombed in the corner with his head hitting the turnbuckle. Swagger then hits the middle ropes and lands his splash but only gets a two count himself. Swagger then looks to continue his attack when Hornswoggle begins to chase Vickie down, leading up to the ring apron. Vickie and Hornswoggle distract Swagger until both get down. Swagger turns around and Swagger nails him with the Rough Ryder for the win.
Winner: Zack Ryder
From there, we go into a Raw highlight with Cody Rhodes' attack on The Big Show. Cody Rhodes is then shown arriving at the arena earlier today. Striker then walks up to Rhodes and asks him about what happened on Raw between he and the Big Show. Rhodes says that he enjoys showing people The Big Show choking on the grandest stage of them all: WrestleMania. Rhodes enjoys beating The Big Show up but the biggest embarrassment will be on April Fool's Day, April 1st, when the biggest fool in the WWE loses to him. Rhodes then tells Striker that he has a plane to catch and leaves the building.
The Big Show vs. Kane
Kane comes out attacking Big Show who them battles back. In the corner, Kane avoids the danger and lands huge blows. However, when Kane goes in for more, Show knocks Kane down with a huge shoulder tackle. Kane rolls out of the ring and regains the advantage before getting into the ring and waiting on his opponent. Kane keeps The Big Show with kicks before locking in a chin lock.
The Big Show finally breaks out of the hold before both men are downed with a huge double-clothesline. With both men on their knees, they begin to battle all the way up to their feet. Kane is sent into the corner and clubbed. Kane is then sent into the ropes and blasted with a huge shoulder tackle. However, Kane gets up and kicks The Big Show in the gut, hits the ropes and comes back with a DDT. Kane gets a two count.
Kane goes to the top rope and comes down looking for his clothesline. The Big Show sees it coming and catches Kane by the throat, hitting the choke slam. Before he can go for the pin, however, Cody Rhodes comes from out of the crowd and kicks The Big Show while he's down.
Winner: No Contest
After the match is called off, The Big Show pushes Cody out of the ring and Cody takes off through the crowd. While Show chases him away, Randy Orton sneaks into the ring and lands an RKO on Kane right after he makes it to his feet. Randy Orton's music hits and we are then told that Brodus Clay will be in action after the commercial break.
A video package is shown, showcasing the WWE's anti-bullying campaign.
Heath Slater vs. Brodus Clay
Clay and Slater lock up, only for Clay to simply shove Slater down into the mat. Clay uses his power to toss Slater around the ring. Slater drop kicks Clay in the knee and takes the big man down. Slater then hits a shining wizard before getting a two count when Clay shoves him out of the attempt. Clay gets back to his feet and rams Slater in the mid-section when Slater is in mid-air. Clay picks Slater up, hits him in the stomach and then delivers a huge knee.