: World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio opened SmackDown, pointing at that damn sign of all signs. Del Rio said his opponent would be Jack Swagger. Del Rio went on to preach the American dream is the reason for his success and other like him belong in America, that is why America is such a great country. Doesn’t this feel like Obama against Romney all over again?
: Randy Orton’s music hit and out came the viper. Orton said he knew it would be Del Rio against Swagger at Mania, but tonight Swagger was all Orton’s.
: Out came SmackDown General Manager Booker T. Booker said tonight would be Del Rio against Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, and yes Randy Orton would get his chance at Jack Swagger.
: Sandow looked to take control of the match, but Sheamus block both attempts of the hip toss by Sandow.
: Sheamus then took Sandow to the apron and hit his patent five forearm shots to the chest. Does that even have a name yet? All I can think of when Sheamus does that is Michael Cole saying, ‘Vintage Sheamus!”
: Sheamus went for ‘White Noise’ but Sandow countered and DDT’d Sheamus. Damien looked to build momentum off that but Sheamus countered, hit White Noise followed by the Brogue Kick to pick up the victory.
: Almost a squash victory for Sheamus, too bad this feud could be great.
Kaityln & Layla v. Aksana & Tamina
: Aksana, showing off her assets in front of Kaityln, but the Divas Champion wasn’t impressed and kicked Aksana square in the ass.
: Aksana tagged in Tamina as Kaitlyn tagged in Layla. Tamina used her strength to lift up Layla, but she hit the blind tag on Tamina. Kaitlyn entered the ring and hit the spear for the win.
: After the match Lyla grabbed the Divas Title and held it until Kaitlyn gave her a sideways look and took back her title.
: Backstage Jack Swagger was walking until Wade Barrett came up to Swagger and Colter. Zeb stepped in and told Barrett he was part of the problem, just like Del Rio.
Randy Orton v. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter
: Orton took the early advantage pushing Swagger into the corner, hitting a few shots the mid section of Swagger. Orton continued to keep Swagger down, eventually applying the sleep hold.
: Swagger battled out as Zeb cheered him on. Jack hit a huge running elbow on Orton, looking for the win but Orton countered and almost picked up the three count on a modified small package.
: The two men battled back and forth, Orton countered out of the ‘Patriot Act’ from Swagger tossing him outside. Orton and Swagger exchanged blows on the outside of the ring.
: Back in the ring Orton went for the DDT from the second rope but again both men forced to the outside. Swagger, with all his might, tossed Orton into the steel steps and again as Zeb Colter yelled at him.
: This had to of been the longest match of Swagger’s career. I have never seen his work this long, and he looked good doing it. For his sake, he better hope he doesn’t get fired.
: Orton again went for that DDT but Colter distracted Orton, Swagger hit Orton’s neck on the ropes, came back into the ring and got the 1,2,3 with his foot on the bottom rope.
: Great finish to the match, even better heat for Swagger. Orton sucks at being the crying babyface, just a thought.
: Cody said the ladies call his mustache the ‘Love Stache’ and even had a ‘moment’ back stage with Kaityln. Is there a possible face turn in the works for Cody?
: Cody immediately went after the injured shoulder of Miz, looking to end the match early but Miz countered out and the fight continued.
: Rhodes, continuing to look to make Miz tap, went to the well too many times; Miz countered, applied the figure four and forced Rhodes to tap out.
Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett v. World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio
: As the match kicked off out walked Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter to check out their competition for WrestleMania. Del Rio outsmarted Barrett forcing him to the outside.
: Barrett returned the favor and tossed Del Rio over the top rope as Swagger looked on. Wade took full advantage of Del Rio on the outside throwing him against the steel steps.
: Del Rio battled back but before the tides could turn Barrett struck Del Rio, followed by a big time body slam but only could pick up a two count.
: Wade fixed Del Rio in between the ropes and kicked the champion out to the outside again. Barrett went to toss Del Rio back in but Alberto countered, and tossed him back in. Del Rio stood in the corner as Barrett stood back up, Del Rio then hit a super kick on Wade.
: Del Rio went for another kick but Barrett countered with the ‘Winds of Change’ but still Del Rio kicked out at two.
: Swagger walked down the aisle as Del Rio countered Barrett, Wade then almost kicked Del Rio’s head off. Swagger began shouting ‘We the People’ at Del Rio but Alberto countered Wade and applied the arm bar forcing Barrett to tap out.
: A pretty good show for SmackDown, almost better then Raw from last week.
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