Preview for this week's Smackdown:
Antonio Cesaro will team up with The Big Show as they take on the team of Ryback, Sheamus and Randy Orton in a Handicap match!
Ryback, Sheamus and Orton are also expected to address The Shield, especially after the aftermath of Elimination Chamber!
Kofi Kingston will face Zack Ryder as the two fan favorites collide.
We get a video package of the Smackdown side of the Elimination Chamber before the camera cuts back to the ring as the fireworks go off as JBL and Josh Matthews welcome everyone to a new edition of Friday Night Smackdown! They talk about about how Wade Barrett chose to face Alberto Del Rio at Wrestlemania, as that should be a heavy bout for the World Heavyweight Championship belt! The Miz's music hits as the crowd cheer, with him making his way to the ring with Alex Riley! They slide into the ring with mics, as they begin to speak. Miz says it feels great, to have finally shut Ziggler and Big E Langston's ugly traps by defeating them at Elimination Chamber. He says however, he isn't the one people should congratulate. The superstar that people should be congratulating...is Alex Riley. Riley was the one who gained the win over Ziggler, and for that reason- Riley deserves all the praise. Miz says that himself and Riley did indeed defeat Ziggler and Big E, but they decided to attack them from behind, and there is no chance in hell that they aren't going to get revenge! Dolph Ziggler's music hits, as he comes out with Big E and AJ Lee. Ziggler says that The Miz needs to shut up, because if it wasn't for Big E showing off- Ziggler and Big E would've easily defeated both of them. Big E grabs Ziggler's mic, and asks him if he wants to say it to his face? The crowd actually cheer, as Big E heads to the back. Ziggler goes to kiss AJ, but she nods at him and heads to the back to go and look for Big E. Miz says that it's funny, because Ziggler all of a sudden goes from a perfectionist, and now he's a show-off. He says that he knows, Ziggler has got plenty of things to show off about. Like the Money in the Bank match, his performance in the Royal Rumble, he can't deny Ziggler's accomplishments. But all those accomplishments will go down the drain, once Miz kicks his ass once again. Ziggler says that Miz wouldn't be able to kick his ass, not even on his best day! He says that The Miz is too busy getting physical with Riley these days, but Riley grabs a mic, and says that if Ziggler wants to talk crap- he can go ahead. But that won't stop him from challenging him to a match, right here, right now! Ziggler slides in the ring, and says that he doesn't accept. His music hits, and he drops his mic before laying Riley out with a cheap Superkick as he tells a ref to come out. A ref does so, and the bell rings as the match begins.
Match 1. Dolph Ziggler vs Alex Riley
Finish: Back and forth action. AJ came on later on in the match. AJ goes to give Ziggler a chair, and he goes to hit Riley with it- but he decides against it and chucks it back to AJ! Ziggler turns around..TKO! Riley goes for the cover and gets the shocking win!
Winner: Alex Riley
Riley celebrates as he adds on to his momentum, The Miz and him embrace in the ring as Dolph Ziggler heads to the back with AJ Lee. Riley poses for the crowd one more time, as we head to a commercial.
We are back from commercial, as the camera cuts backstage. We see Tyson Kidd with Matt Striker as Kidd doesn't look happy. Striker says that since Barrett defeated Kidd fair and square, where does he go from here? Kidd says that he knows people are disappointed in him for not beating Wade Barrett, but he simply doesn't care. Kidd says that this is only the beginning of a new Tyson Kidd, not everything is going to go easy for him at first. He says that as he is the company's biggest workhorse, he'll keep trying, and trying, untill he gets his ass to the top of the mountain. Striker asks Kidd, if there is any particular superstar that he is targeting at the moment? Kidd says no, there isn't- but if there is one, he'll make a mean statement. Natalya walks into the scene, and her and Kidd embrace. Kidd thanks Striker for his time, before heading off with Natalya as the camera cuts back to the ring.
3MB are in the ring, as they all have mics. Heath Slater says that you have 3 teams competing in number one contenders match for the tag team titles next week on Raw, and neither of those 3 teams are the 3MB! McIntyre says that this is a disgrace! He says that 3MB are the hottest thing going in the WWE, especially after they defeated Kofi Kingston! Jinder Mahal says that they deserve to be added in this match next week- and if they don't- it'll be because of haters. Slater says that Slaters are gonna Slate! Mahal says that Mahaters are gonna Mahate! McIntyre says that McIntaters are gonna McIntate! All 3 wrestlers play an irritating theme song on their guitars, as The Uso Brothers' come out! They both slide into the ring, as the bell rings for there match to go underway!
Match 2. 3MB vs Uso Brothers
Finish: Back and forth tag team action as Drew McIntyre and Jey Uso are the legal men! McIntyre sets Uso up for a Future Shock DDT, but Heath Slater tags him from behind as he goes for a Smash Hit! But McIntyre stops as they both begin to argue, Slater turns around to a Superkick as Jey Uso goes for the pin! He gets the win!
Winners: Uso Brothers
The camera cuts backstage, where we see Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez together as they are talking, with the crowd cheering there asses off. Rodriguez talks about he wants the chance to compete tonight, and show the world that he can wrestle. Del Rio says that he isn't exactly sure, but he'll ask Booker T if he can plan something for him. A figure appears from behind, and it's Wade Barrett. Barrett says that he'd love to face Ricardo Rodriguez, he says that he respects Alberto Del Rio- and the fact that he is the world champion. And he also respects Rodriguez because he is always there for Del Rio, no matter what- even if it's standing up to the likes of Big Show, to being the hilarious guy that he is, he will always look out for Del Rio. Barrett says it would be an honor to face Rodriguez, and he shakes Del Rio's hand as he leaves- we head to a commercial break.
We are back from commercial, and Kofi Kingston's music hits! He comes out with R-Truth, Kingston slides into the ring- awaiting for his opponent. Zack Ryder's music hits! Ryder makes his way to the ring, as the crowd cheer him too. The bell rings, as Kingston vs Ryder gets underway!
Match 3. Kofi Kingston vs Zack Ryder
Finish: Decent action from both superstars. Kingston hit Ryder with a Trouble in Paradise and covered him, to earn the pinfall!
Winner: Kofi Kingston
After the match, Kingston and Ryder shake hands. R-Truth and Kingston celebrate in the ring, and pose for the crowd once again as we head to another commercial break.
We are back from commercial, and Sheamus' music hits. He comes out and waits on the ramp, as Randy Orton's music hits. He does the same thing as Ryback's music hits with the crowd cheering for all 3 as they slide into the ring with mics each. Sheamus says that he, Orton and Ryback have had absolutely enough! He says that they were on the verge of winning world titles, and The Shield ruined it for them. He says that they always bitch about injustice, and how other superstars don't deserve the spotlight they are getting- but at Elimination Chamber, The Shield proved that they were the prime example of injustice! Orton says that himself, Sheamus and Ryback are out here for one thing- and that is revenge. He says that The Shield decided to interfere in there business, and they've had it. He says that they will interfere in The Shield's own business, and they'll get rid of the 3! Ryback says that if you add up The Shield costing him the WWE title against Punk and Cena, the Elimination Chamber, all those attacks, it all adds up to one thing- anger. He says that himself, Orton and Sheamus will unleash anger on The Shield, and they want to do it at Wrestlemania! All 3 superstars drop there mics, as Big Show's music hits. Show comes out, and slides into the ring as Antonio Cesaro's music hits. He slides into the ring ready for the Handicap match. JBL notes how Cesaro was an absolute beast in the Elimination Chamber match, and he says he wonders if Big Show and Cesaro will get on as Big Show is indeed an American. The bell rings as the match gets underway.
Match 4. Antonio Cesaro and Big Show vs Randy Orton, Ryback and Sheamus
Finish: Back and forth action. Cesaro and Orton are the legal men! Cesaro goes for a Big Boot, but Orton ducks as Cesaro turns around. Orton goes for an RKO, but Cesaro pushes him and hits him with a Spear! Cesaro looks at Show, as Show wants to get tagged in- but Cesaro isn't sure if he wants to or not. He goes up to Show, and puts his hand out for the tag but Big Show hits him with a WMD! The crowd pop, as Big Show heads to the back. Orton tags in Sheamus. Cesaro slowly gets up, and Sheamus strikes with a Brogue Kick! He goes for the cover and gets the win for his team!
Winners: Randy Orton, Ryback, and Sheamus.
After the match, Orton, Ryback and Sheamus celebrate as The Shield's music hits! The Shield are on the stairs near the exit door, as they stare at Ryback, Sheamus and Orton! The Shield smirk as we head to another commercial break.
We are back from commercial, and Alberto Del Rio's music hits! Ricardo Rodriguez comes out, without Del Rio as the crowd are cheering for him. He slides into the ring, as Wade Barrett's music hits. Rodriguez and the crowd wait for about 2-3 minutes, but Wade Barrett doesn't come out! His music hits again, and he does indeed come out- but he comes out with a bloody Alberto Del Rio and a chair! Del Rio is trying to fight back, but Barrett keeps on kicking him in the head as the crowd boo! Ricardo slides out of the ring, and goes to make the save, but Barrett strikes with the chair as Ricardo is out! Barrett quickly opens the chair, and he puts Del Rio on the chair- and ties him to it with a rope as Del Rio is screaming for help! Barrett grabs Ricardo, and takes him to the ring where he brutally attacks him! He picks Ricardo up, and nails him with a Bullhammer as the crowd boo. He picks him up again, another Bullhammer! He hits him with another 3 Bullhammer's as Ricardo looks absolutely battered! But Booker T's music hits as Booker comes out with a mic! He looks at Booker, and Booker says that Barrett better stop- or there will be some serious consequences for Barrett! Barrett laughs, and ignores Booker as he continues to beat down on Ricardo, Booker says fine. He says that if Barrett wants to ignore him, he can go ahead and ignore him. He says that Barrett would face serious consequences, and he will! He says that Barrett...is stripped out of the Intercontinental Championship belt! The crowd cheer as Barrett stops! Barrett flips before turning his attention back to Ricardo! The EMT's come out just in time, and take Del Rio and Ricardo away. Barrett is absolutely shocked at Booker's actions as Smackdown heads off the air!
Updated Wrestlemania 29 Card
WWE Championship Match
The Rock vs. John Cena vs. CM Punk (c)
Royal Rumble Winner vs World Heavyweight Champion
Wade Barrett vs. Alberto Del Rio (c) - World Heavyweight Championship Match
Triple H vs Brock Lesnar
Preview for Raw:
One of the devious masked men will go one on one with Sin Cara! If Sin Cara wins, then the masked man will have no choice- but to take off his mask! But if the masked man wins, well- he can carry on spending his time in the WWE are mysterious!
Rhodes Scholars will face The Uso Brothers, and Prime Time Players! The winner of this match, will earn the right to face Team Hell No for the Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania 29!
We get a recap of last week's Raw, before the camera cuts to the ring as the fireworks go off! Unfortunately for the crowd, CM Punk's music hits! Punk comes out with a bag as the crowd boo him. He slides into the ring, and grabs a mic. He says that he's only just learned, that he will have to face The Rock AND John Cena, at Wrestlemania for the WWE Championship belt. He says he finds it funny, the only reason why those two are in the main event- is for the money. He says that WWE are money mad, and they will do anything to generate billions, and billions of cash for themselves so Vince McMahon can carry on splashing his cash on pointless super cars, and mansions, and all the finest luxury in the world. He says that one part of Vince's money making scheme, was this WWE title. He says that after what he does, he won't feel an ounce of pity for Vince, or John Cena, or Rock. He says that they could jump off the nearest cliff, and Punk still wouldn't feel sorry for them. He says that when this title was introduced by Cena, it was brought into WWE without any value. But now that Punk has got it, it's got all the value it deserves. But all that value, will be transferred to a new title. He says that he's got no option, but to store Cena's belt where it belongs. Punk slides outside of the ring, before chucking Cena's title in a bin, and he slides back into the ring. He takes the new title out of the bag, and it's revealed as:
He says this is the beginning of a fresh era- and the best way to start it off, is by introducing the world to a title which not only is valuable, but it's being held by the best wrestler in the world. John Cena's music hits, as Cena congratulates Punk. He says that he hopes Punk is delighted with what he has done, because not only has he ruined the amount of hard work that all the previous superstars put to win the title which Punk trashed, he has also ruined the prestige of the belt. Punk smirks, and says that Cena himself knows- that the ugly belt Cena introduced was a kiddy belt anyway. He says that if the WWE Universe thought that Punk would parade around the arena, holding a title that Cena ruined- then he is sorely mistaken. Punk says that he will keep defending, and defending this belt till the day he dies- and not Rock, Cena, Vince McMahon, The Shield or any other human being in the world can stop him! Cena interrupts, and says that it's funny Punk mentions The Shield- because he knows that Punk is leading them. Crowd cheer at this as Punk nods no. Cena says that everything has gone Punk's way, and it's not a coincidence at all! But Punk interrupts, and say Cena's right. It isn't a coincidence. He says that the reason why it has been going his way, is because he is the victim of injustice. But that is when Vickie Guerrero shouts excuse me, as Cena and Punk both sigh. Guerrero says that she wants tonight's Raw, to be huge. And the best match to open the show, will be huge!! She says that Punk, will team up with John Cena- to take on Team Hell No! She heads to the back as we head to a commercial break.
We are back, Team Hell No slide into the ring and stare at CM Punk and John Cena, giving them vicious looks as the bell rings for the match to get underway!
Match 1. John Cena and CM Punk vs. Team Hell No
Finish: Decent opener. Cena and Bryan are the legal men! Bryan locks Cena in a No! Lock but Cena manages to break out of it before laying Bryan out with a Spinebuster! Cena goes to tag Punk in, but Punk jumps out of the ring as he leaves Cena on his own! Cena turns around, as Bryan hits him with a Roundhouse Kick! He goes for the cover, and gets the pinfall!
Winners: Team Hell No
Team Hell No don't celebrate their huge win, instead- they head to the back as they look more serious than ever. Cena is on the floor, staring at Punk as Punk grins- we head to a commercial break.
We are back from commercial, and we see Kaitlyn and Alicia Fox already in the ring. Both of them exchange words to each other, and the bell rings.
Match 2. Kaitlyn vs. Alicia Fox
Finish: Kaitlyn hit Fox with a Spear, and pinned her to win the match.
After the match, Kaitlyn celebrates- but her celebration is cut off as Eve appears on the TitanTron. She says that she hopes Kaitlyn enjoyed that victory, because she is going to make sure it's her last. She says that she wanted to find a way, to hurt Kaitlyn after what she said to her last week- and she wasn't sure what to do. She says luckily for herself, she rang a certain diva to make sure Kaitlyn get's put in here place! Kaitlyn turns around, as AJ Lee attacks her from behind! AJ repeatedly slams her head on the canvas, as Eve congratulates her. She says that AJ will receive her full payment...next week. Eve smirks, but AJ picks up a mic. She says that Eve can keep her money, because money doesn't buy you gold. She says that what will buy her gold, is kicking Eve's ass at Wrestlemania! She says that she wants Eve at Wrestlemania, and she will do anything to take that strap off her! Eve looks shocked, as AJ drops her mic! Kaitlyn slowly gets up, but AJ lays her out with a Superkick as Kaitlyn is out cold.
The camera heads backstage, as we see R-Truth and Kofi Kingston together. Kingston says that they need to get redemption, after Heath Slater won at Elimination Chamber. Truth says that Slater has been pissing him off for ages now, and Little Jimmy is also pissed. He says that Little Jimmy came to him after Elimination Chamber, crying- after Heath Slater won. Truth and Kingston carry on talking to each other, as we head to commercial.
We are back from commercial, and 3MB are already in the ring. R-Truth's music hits, as he and Kofi Kingston make their way to the ring with the crowd cheering! They both slide into the ring, but they are immediately attacked by 3MB as the bell rings.
Match 3. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth vs 3MB
Finish: Back and forth action. Truth ducked after McIntyre went to hit him with a Clothesline, but Kofi grabbed McIntyre as McIntyre has nowhere to go. Truth goes for a Dropkick but McIntyre ducks as he hits Kofi! Truth looks worried, but he turns around to a Future Shock DDT from McIntyre, who covers him for the pinfall!
3MB celebrate, as Truth checks on Kingston. The camera heads to Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole who recap what has been going on, on Raw tonight! However, the camera heads back to ring where Triple H's music hits to the pleasure of the crowd. H does his usual entrance, before sliding into the ring with a mic. He says that last week, Lesnar got given a chance to pick an opponent- and he chose Triple H himself. He says good, but he hopes that Lesnar knows what he has got himself in for. He says that at Summerslam, he didn't take his match with Lesnar seriously. And he faced the consequences. He says however, he knows what Lesnar's tricks are- on how he wins, how he beats down on the opposition, etc. He says that at Wrestlemania, H will take this match a lot more seriously, and he will do to Lesnar- exactly what Lesnar did to him as Summerslam. However Brock's music hits, and Paul Heyman comes out. Heyman asks H what he's done with Lesnar! H looks confused as Heyman carries on speaking. Heyman says that last week, after Raw- Brock disappeared after he accepted H's challenge, and right now- he doesn't have a clue where he is! H says that he doesn't know what Heyman is talking about, but Heyman disagrees and says that H knows exactly what Heyman is talking about! Heyman says that Lesnar is missing, and he knows that H has got him. H looks shocked, as we cut to a commercial break.
We are back from commercial, as Sin Cara's music hits! Cara makes his way to the ring, as Mysterio is walking down the ramp behind him. No music for the masked men, as they come out of the crowd. They hop over the barricade, as the short one slides into the ring. The two start brawling immediately as the match gets underway.
Match 4. Masked Man vs Sin Cara - If Cara wins, the masked man has to take off his mask.
Finish: Great action from both men. The Masked Man goes for a Dropkick, but Sin Cara ducks and strikes with a Huricanrana as that sends the man to the ropes! Mysterio distracts him, and taunts him as the man turns around to a roll up from Sin Cara! Cara gets the win!
Winner: Sin Cara
After the match, Sin Cara and Mysterio celebrate as the masked man #2 checks on the other man. After the match, Sin Cara grabs Masked Man #2, as Mysterio takes off Masked Man #1's mask, and it's revealed to be...HUNICO! Hunico smirks, but the Masked Man #2 lays Sin Cara out with a Powerbomb as he does the same to Mysterio! He takes off his mask, and you guessed it...CAMACHO! Hunico and Camacho smirk, and stand tall in the ring as the camera heads to commercial.
We're back from commercial, but we get a recap of Hunico and Camacho being revealed as the masked men. However, we get a video package of the tag team feud that has been going on. The camera cuts back to the ring, where Rhodes Scholars' music hit. They make come out to the ring, followed by the Usos, and Prime Time Players.
Match 5. Prime Time Players vs Rhodes Scholars vs Uso Brothers - Winners become #1 contenders to the Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania.
Finish: Brilliant action from all 3 teams, as this match still goes on- Titus O'Neil, Damian Sandow and Jey Uso are the legal men. Sandow has the upper hand, and he goes to hit Titus O'Neil with the Terminus but 3MB come running down the ramp with guitars and drum sticks as they slide into the ring and cause chaos- by attacking all 3 teams as we have a no contest.
Winners: No Contest
3MB keep on attacking, before Heath Slater hits Damian Sandow with a Smash Hit as 3MB stand tall in the ring! The Raw logo comes out, as Raw is supposed to be heading off the air- but the cameras go to Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole, as they say they have a late addition to the show! Lawler says that he doesn't know what is going on, but it must be something special as we head to our final commercial break of the night.
The camera cuts to the ring, as the crowd are waiting for this addition. They wait for a few minutes, but suddenly, the light's go out and....DONG! The crowd explode with cheers as they know what is coming! Music blasts from the PA system in the arena, as a figure is seen on the ramp. The darkness of the arena lightens a little, and it's The Undertaker! Undertaker does his usual entrance, as the crowd cheer him on. The light's go out as he's in the middle of the ring, and he has a mic on him.
He says that before Raw heads off the air, he has something to get off his chest. He says that he's been wrestling for over 25 years, and people say that it's going to be the end for him. But the fact of the matter is...it's not. The crowd cheer as he carries on speaking. He says that he made his return in the Royal Rumble, targeting a beast in Brock Lesnar. People were asking him why. It was because he hurt two of his best friends in the business. Undertaker says that he respects Triple H, and Shawn Michaels- and somebody had to take action on Lesnar. But that was when Triple H made a rapid recovery, and decided to take Lesnar on himself. He says that Wrestlemania, is the most precious PPV in the entire history of WWE. And the most precious thing about Wrestlemania, is something that people like to call..."The Streak". He says that he has competed 20 times in Wrestlemania, and each of those 20 times, he has never been defeated. Undertaker says that this year's Wrestlemania, he is going to compete no matter what- and the same thing will happen, that have happened in the past few Wrestlemania's...Taker will leave victorious. He says however, there is only one con for him right now. And that is the fact that he has been left without a challenger for the biggest PPV of all time. He says that right now, this changes. He says that he has been doing a lot of thinking, as to who he wants to face at this year's Wrestlemania. He says that he wants someone new, someone fresh. He says that the last fresh wrestler he ever faced at Wrestlemania, was Randy Orton- and look what has happened to him. He is already a 9 time world champion. He challenges any fresh wrestler to face him at Wrestlemania 29. The light's go out, as the fans think that Undertaker has disappeared. But no, from the ramp- we see man in a jacket- as light's are going out one by one. The light's go back on, and the man turns around...
...it's CHRIS JERICHO!! The crowd explode with cheers as Jericho slides into the ring. He takes Undertaker's mic away from his hand, which leads to the crowd turning against him. He says that he respects what Undertaker has done for the business, and he says that Taker facing new blood won't do anything for this year's Wrestlemania- in fact, it will probably decrease the buy-rates. He says forget about young blood, he says that there is only one man who is fit to face Taker at Wrestlemania. He says that it's the man, of 1,004 holds! It's the man who goes by the name of Y2J! He says that it's the Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla, who goes by the name of....CHRIS JERICHOOOOO! Jericho says that he praises Taker for not retiring this year, but he really needs to burn off some of that fat. He says that Taker just isn't the guy, that he used to be in his prime. Sure, he has the ability to put on 5 star matches- as the matches with Triple H, and Shawn Michaels prove that. But that's not the point. He says that Taker IS Wrestlemania, but once Taker is gone- Wrestlemania will be left on it's own, counting on it's stars to do the job. But Jericho isn't going to allow that. He says that once Taker is gone, once Jericho defeats him- he'll prove that Undertaker isn't Wrestlemania. He'll go onto show, that Wrestlemania is Jericho! Just like Raw is, just like Smackdown is, just like Dancing in the frickin' Stars! Undertaker him in disgust, as Jericho puts his hand out. Jericho says that he has never had the chance to face Taker at Wrestlemania, but in April, the 7th, this changes! Taker looks at his hand before going to shake it- but instead, Taker puts his hand up and leaves the ring as Raw heads off the air!
Preview for Smackdown:
Last week on Smackdown, the team of Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Ryback challenged The Shield to a 6-Man Tag match at Wrestlemania, The Shield will appear tonight on Smackdown- tune in to see if they accept, or reject the challenge.
We will get an update, on the conditions of Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio- after the brutal attack by Wade Barrett.
The fireworks go off, as JBL and Josh Matthews welcome the WWE Universe to a new edition of Friday Night Smackdown! They talk about how last week, Barrett pulled a smart move by brutally attacking both Ricardo Rodriguez, AND Alberto Del Rio. However, that smart move proved to have serious consequences in them- as Barrett left Smackdown, stripped out of the Intercontinental title belt. Booker T's music hits, as Booker makes his way to the ring with a mic. He slides into the ring, and begins to speak after the crowd's cheers begin to cool down. He says that due to Wade Barrett's shocking, as well as disgusting actions this past week- he had no choice but to strip him out of the Intercontinental Championship belt. However, he says that this is Wrestlemania season. And he doesn't want a prestigious belt like that, being left out of the show. He says that this is the perfect opportunity, to announce a tournament! He says that this week, we will see 4 quarter final matches for the tournament. He says that the superstars, and matches chosen for this tournament are the following:
Zack Ryder vs Tyson Kidd.
Tensai vs Alex Riley.
Khali vs Kofi Kingston.
Justin Gabriel vs Brodus Clay.
He says that next week, we will witness the Semi Finals for the tournament- and the finals, will be at Wrestlemania 29. He says he hopes the crowd enjoy the tournament, as they burst with cheers. He says one final thing, he wants to talk about the current condition of Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez. He says that both men, are sitting in hospital- comfortably, but they still aren't 100%. He says that he has to thank the security, because if they hadn't have stopped this vicious attack, Barrett could have killed both men. He says that this isn't any exaggeration, at all. He says that as for tonight's main event- it is going to be a good one, Wade Barrett will take on The Miz! He wishes The Miz luck, and he hopes that he kicks Barrett's ass! But up next, it's the first match of the IC title tournament- Tensai vs Alex Riley! Booker leaves the ring, as Tensai's music hits. He makes his way to the ring. Riley's music hits. Riley makes his way to the ring, with The Miz.
Match 1. Alex Riley vs Tensai
Finish: Great action from both men. Riley goes for a Clothesline but Tensai ducks. Tensai waits for Riley to turn around, which he does- and he goes for a Big Boot, but Riley moves out of the way and strikes with a TKO! He goes for the cover and gets the win!
Winner: Alex Riley
Alex Riley celebrates in the ring after the match, with The Miz. He grabs a mic, and says that this is his time! His time to shine! He says that he's waited so long for an opportunity like this, and he's finally getting it! He says that if he can beat a beast in Tensai, he can beat anyone in this tournament! He drops the mic, as we head to a commercial break.
We are back from commercial, and 3MB are in the ring with mics. Heath says that the crowd can boo all they like, but 3MB went on to prove them wrong. He says that the crowd didn't believe the fact- that 3MB would do absolutely anything to get a title shot for the tag team titles- and earlier this week on Raw, they did. They prevented 3 of the top teams in the tag division, from getting title shots. Jinder Mahal says that the crowd don't take 3MB seriously, they think that they are just another team who are simply there for entertainment- well, they're wrong. He says that 3MB have went on, to defeat the likes of Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, and Rey Mysterio. Drew McIntyre says that if that doesn't guarantee a reward, he doesn't know what does. McIntyre says that 3MB are the most popular, and over team in the tag division- and they will continue to make mean statements untill they get what is rightfully theirs. Booker T's music hits, as Booker comes out. He says that he has been impressed with what 3MB have been doing lately, but he will not have them come out here- and demand a title shot. He says that after they trashed the number 1 contender's match on Raw, himself and Vickie Guerrero were discussing the state of the tag team titles- and that discussion is still on the go. He says that if 3MB can win their match on Raw, then they can be added into the pond of contenders. He wishes them luck, because they will need it. 3MB tell Booker to wait, and ask him who their opponents are. Booker tells them to turn around, as Team Hell No clear the house! Team Hell No stand tall in the ring as the camera heads backstage.
We see Big E Langston, with Dolph Ziggler and AJ as they are talking. Ziggler asks Langston what the hell is his problem. Langston says that he is sick and tired of Ziggler, acting as if he owns the place. He says that Ziggler may be Mr. Money in the Bank, but he needs to realise that the only reason that Ziggler is still competing right now- is because of himself, and AJ. He says that they have always had his back, but he's never had theirs. He says Ziggler can't do anything on his own, he is simply a coward. Langston walks off as Ziggler replies by smashing the TV on the wall. AJ tries to calm him down, as the camera cuts back to the ring.
We see Kofi Kingston and Khali already in the ring, ready for the next match in the tournament. R-Truth is on commentary, as JBL trash talks him.
Match 2. Kofi Kingston vs Khali
Finish: Kingston dominated the match, showing signs of aggression in the process. Khali went to got for a Clothesline but Kingston ducked and struck with a Trouble in Paradise- to cover him and get the win!
Winner: Kofi Kingston
R-Truth slides into the ring, as he and Kingston celebrate. Kingston grabs a mic, and says that he will guarantee two things in this tournament. First of all, he is going to go through to the finals by kicking ass. And finally, he's going to win the Intercontinental title- with the camera cutting to commercial.
We are back from commercial, as The Shield's music hits. The Shield make their way down to the ring with mics each as the crowd boo. They hop over the barricade, and slide into the ring as they begin to speak. Each member, begin to tell the crowd their names, as the crowd boo. Ambrose says, finally- the moment has arrived. He says that the moment of joy for The Shield has come, as Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Ryback have finally challenged The Shield to a match at Wrestlemania 29. Ambrose says that the reason, why they say this- is because they have been targeting the three for ages now. He says that The Shield wanted to make sure that all the injustice that has been served in the WWE, by the three- gets shoved up their asses. Rollins says that the only problem for the 3 was, is that they had to challenge The Shield. He says it's because The Shield are more superior, and more dominant then any other human being in the WWE roster. He says that The Shield are here to right all the wrongs, they aren't here to make challenges to the roster. Roman Reigns says this year's Wrestlemania, will be the only Wrestlemania that the crowd talk about in more than 5 year's time. Because not only because it's The Shield's first ever Wrestlemania, but because of the fact that The Shield are going to leave Wrestlemania, victories, with their heads held high, and they are going to conquer the top superstars in the WWE. The Shield stand tall in the ring but Randy Orton's music hits, as Ryback/Orton/Sheamus come out on the ramp. They stare at The Shield before smirking, as we head to a commercial break.
We are back from commercial, as Justin Gabriel is already in the ring. Brodus Clay's music hits, as he makes his way to the ring- with obvious tension between Naomi and Cameron as Cameron is bitching about Naomi, not dancing. The bell rings as the match begins.
Match 3. Brodus Clay vs Justin Gabriel
Finish: Back and forth action. Clay goes for a Clothesline, but Gabriel ducks and he goes for an Enzuigiri. But Clay manages to move out of the way, and he strikes with a What The Funk! He goes for the cover, and gets the win!
Winner: Brodus Clay
After the match, Clay celebrates by dancing in the ring. But Tamina's music hits. She comes out with a mic, and says that he hopes Cameron is aware of what's going on, because she's going to get the biggest shock of her life, soon. She drops the mic, as Cameron looks confused as hell with the camera heading backstage.
We see 3MB chilling backstage as they are fuming. Slater tells Mahal and McIntyre, that he won't let Team Hell No embarrass 3MB like that! Mahal and McIntyre try to calm him down, as all 3 leave to their locker rooms. But McIntyre drops his guitar, as The Miz is behind him. Miz asks McIntyre what the hell is he doing with the 3MB. Miz tells him, that he used to be Vince McMahon's Chosen One. But instead, he is hanging around with a pair of lunatics who don't care about no one but themselves. Miz tells McIntyre, to think about the state of his career. Miz leaves as the camera heads back to the ring.
Antonio Cesaro's music hits, as he makes his way to the ring with a mic. He says that last week, at the Elimination Chamber- he was the star man. He says that he took on 2 American wrestlers, 1 angry Irish man, 1 ugly Mexican, and 1 Indian wrestler who can't even say his own name let alone executing an awful Clothesline. He says that he entered the Chamber, as the 1st man. And he ended up in the final 2. However, he came up short as Del Rio's luck got the better of him. He says that last week, he was in the main event of Smackdown- and his tag team partner, Big Show- left him dry and hanging. He says that he knew he wouldn't get along with Big Show, as he is just another stupid American- but he was simply too exhausted to carry on competing. He says that he was respecting Big Show, by wanting to tag him in- but instead, Big Show disrespects him. He says that he wants an explanation, on why he attacked Cesaro! And it better be a good one! Cesaro drops his mic, and waits for the Big Show- but he turns around to a WMD from out of nowhere as Big Show stands tall in the ring, we head to a commercial break.
We are back from commercial, and Zack Ryder's music hits, as he heads into the ring. Tyson Kidd's music also hits, as Kidd comes to the ring with Natalya.
Match 4. Zack Ryder vs Tyson Kidd
Finish: Plenty of action from both men, Kidd locks Ryder in a Dungeon Lock, as Ryder has no option but to tap out!
Winner: Tyson Kidd
After the match, Tyson Kidd celebrates in the ring with Natalya as the crowd are behind him. Kidd grabs a mic, and he says that he is going to make up for the fact that he lost to Wade Barrett at Elimination Chamber. Kidd says that he wants this, as much as anyone else- and he's going to get his career started again by winning the Intercontinental title belt! The camera heads backstage, as Big E Langston is out cold! AJ and Dolph Ziggler go to check on him, as they scream for help. We have the EMT's rushing to the locker room, as they take Big E away with the camera heading to commercial.
We are back from the commercial break, and we get a recap of what just happened backstage with Big E Langston as he has been brutally attacked. The camera heads back to the ring, as Wade Barrett's music hits. He makes his way to the ring with boos from the crowd. The Miz also comes out, making his way to the ring as the match begins.
Match 5. Wade Barrett vs The Miz
Finish: Fantastic back and forth action. Barrett goes for a Clothesline, but The Miz ducks and hits Barrett with a Spear as the crowd cheer. The Miz motions SKF, but AJ is seen distracting the ref as The Miz looks pissed! Dolph Ziggler slides into the ring from out of nowhere, as The Miz turns around to a Superkick! Ziggler slides out of the ring before saying that this is all Miz' fault as AJ also heads to the back! Barrett slowly gets up, before picking The Miz up as he hits him with the Bullhammer! He goes for the cover, and gets the win!
Winner: Wade Barrett
After the match, Barrett doesn't celebrate in the ring at all. He immediately grabs a mic and he begins to speak. He says that this is absolutely ridiculous! He says that he finds it pathetic, that he has been stripped out of the Intercontinental Championship belt just because he beat the crap out of Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez! He says that the only reason why this has happened, is because the crowd adore Del Rio and Rodriguez! He says that if it was himself to be attacked, Del Rio and Rodriguez wouldn't even get a punishment let alone a bloody warning! Barrett says that luckily for himself, he didn't even punish Del Rio enough- so at Wrestlemania, he's going to punish Del Rio so much that his life will be on the bloody line! Barrett drops his mic, and stands tall in the ring- but Alberto Del Rio's music hits as Del Rio comes out and brawls with Barrett as the crowd are screaming! Del Rio lays Barrett out with an Enzuigiri before locking him in the Cross Armbreaker! He locks it in, but Barrett won't tap as Smackdown heads off the air!