According to Wrestlezone, tonight’s episode of WWE Smackdown was taped this past Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and saw some serious developments on the road to Wrestlemania 30 in New Orleans. This preview has no spoilers so if you are looking to watch the show later tonight on SyFy at 7pm C or later, you will be safe reading this Pro Wrestling Examiner rundown. Below you can out the matches taped for this week’s Smackdown and get caught up on all the active stories leading into tonight’s show.
Mark Henry and Big E vs. The Real Americans: The tandem of Henry and Big E was impressive months when they worked together on TV, with Henry back in action it’s a fresh duo in the tag team mix. Yet the Real Americans have more momentum after Cesaro had a strong showing in the Elimination Chamber but his tag partner Jack Swagger costing him a singles match this week on ‘RAW’ shows a major crack in their partnership.
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio: These two had a long drawn out feud last year over the World title before the Celtic Warrior was put on the DL with a shoulder injury. Del Rio is coming off doing the enhancement duties for the big timer Batista at the Elimination Chamber PPV, but he is still former WWE and World Champion so he still brings it in the ring. This match should also give some indication of where both men may end up on the WM30 card.
Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler: The Animal is back and apparently the WWE fans are not as happy about it as he is. The animosity among fans who see Big Dave coming back into WWE with a main event path to WWE World Champion Randy Orton at WM30 laid out for him is growing, as many these same fans. So Batista still chasing Orton, comes into this week’s Smackdown where he will take out his frustration on ‘the Showoff’ Dolph Ziggler. According to a teaser this week on ‘RAW’, Batista is “unleashed” on the WWE fans this week during an interview segment on Smackdown as well. This could mean that the man challenging for the WWE titl at WM30 could be goin agianst the WWE Universe and
WWE Divas Title Match:AJ Lee (c) vs. Cameron: This is a rematch from this past Sunday’s Elimination Chamber PPV but the match did no favors for either lady.
Daniel Bryan and The Usos vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws: The main event on Smackdown this week is driving on ‘A’ story line with Daniel Bryan battling the corporate authority thug Kane and the ‘B’ story being the young Usos going after the WWE Tag Team Champions the New Age Outlaws. The players are all there for an action packed match to deliver the goods.
For WWE Network subscribers, a live Smackdown pre-show and post-show airing a 30 minutes before the show goes live at 7pm C and immediately after SD ends.