WWE SmackDown Results - Swagger Heavily Featured, Del Rio Vs. Barrett & More
|By Kian Terani | February 22, 2013 | Comments|
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- We begin with a video recap of the world title situation and the new Zeb Colter gimmick along with the new WWE title belt and who will face Rock at WrestleMania.
- We go straight to crowd shots as Lilian Garcia introduces Ricardo Rodriguez who introduces Alberto Del Rio.
Josh Mathews and JBL welcome us to the show on commentary. Del Rio is in a white suit and he says he is going to WrestleMania. Del Rio talks about Jack Swagger's new attitude. Del Rio has seen Swagger's Youtube video and says this country was built by immigrants and hard workers. He says he worked hard for his title and calls Swagger a real 'jackass.' Del Rio invites Swagger to the ring but Orton's music hits instead.
Orton walks to the ring and says he was so close to regaining his title opportunity but Swagger messed that up. He says he wants to take his rage out on Swagger and asks Del Rio to step aside for tonight. Orton says he is willing to fight for it. Booker T's music hits and he comes on the stage and proposes a champions vs. champions match. He makes Del Rio vs. Wade Barrett and Jack Swagger vs. Randy Orton. The crowd and Orton love that. Del Rio is smiling as well.
- Sheamus walks toward the ring as we go to commercial.
- We're back as Sheamus makes his entrance. Damien Sandow cuts a promo on his way to the ring. He runs down Sheamus and calls him a false idol.
Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
They both come out swinging but Sheamus hits the 1st definitive clothesline and then another one to send Sandow to the floor. Sheamus throws Sandow around at ringside and then back in the ring. Sandow fights out of the corner and takes Sheamus down with a clothesline. Sheamus hits his forearm spot on the apron. Sandow is on the floor behind JBL as we go to break.
Sandow is in control with a headlock on the mat as we return to action. He hits a side Russian leg sweep and the Elbow of Disdain but Sheamus kicks out at 2. Sandow continues to punish Sheamus on the mat with punches and kicks. Sandow with a drop toe-hold to the ropes and a 2 on Sheamus. Back to a headlock but Sheamus fights out and hits a spear in the corner. Sheamus continues with a flurry as Sandow bumps around. Sandow turns the tables and scores another 2.
Sandow ducks the Brogue Kick but Sheamus recovers and hits the White Noise. Sheamus awaits Sandow to get up and hits the Brogue Kick for the pin.
Winner by pin: Sheamus
Sheamus celebrates up the ramp with some fans.
- Josh sends to footage of the WWE press conference for WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans.
- We go to commercial then a Fandango promo runs.
- The Shield is highlighted in a video package.
- We go to the ring as Kaitlyn and Layla are introduced. We see footage from WWE Active where Kaitlyn says she likes Cody Rhodes' mustache; they have and awkward moment. Aksana and Tamina are already in the ring.
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