Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wrestling Lockup With Brandon, 4.26.14: WWE Smackdown

Three words........HOUNDS OF JUSTICE!

Welcome to another edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon. I will be reviewing WWE Smackdown and let me tell you it was quite a show. The Shield owned the whole show as they just delivered their brand of justice on the whole Smackdown roster, sending a serious message to their Extreme Rules opponents, Evolution.

Highlights of the show:
- The Shield!! Guess you could call this episode of Smackdown: The Shield Edition. At the beginning of the show it was announced that The Shield would be placed in an 11 on 3 main event match later in the evening, The Shield had other plans however. Kicking their night of justice off, The Shield attacked Jack Swagger in the ring and triple powerbombed the self proclaimed "All American". Later in the evening The Shield dismantled all three members of 3MB backstage, leaving the band broken. RAW GM Brad Maddox was the next one on the list as The Shield attacked Maddox in his office. Fandango probably suffered the worst of the attacks as The Shield jumped him, dragged him on the stage then proceeded to powerbomb him off the stage and through tables set up down below. The Shield then went on to close out the night by destroying Ryback, Alberto Del Rio, Titus O' Neil and Damien Sandow in the main event. Bad News Barrett was the only superstar of the 11 to escape unharmed. #believeintheshield #houndsofjustice

- More Wyatt Family mind games on John Cena as Bray Wyatt lowered a steel cage from the rafters and spoke what he felt was the truth and told what he felt were the lies that John Cena spoke of to the WWE Universe. Another sing along to "Whole World In His Hands" while sitting on the cage closed out the segment. #followthebuzzards

- Rhodes Family Feud? Twice this week Cody and Goldust have cost each other tag matches. There could be a turn coming soon I'm thinking. I know Goldust hinted at wanting a storyline with his brother for the past few years. WWE may be finally green lighting the idea.

- A debate over Cesaro's allegiance with Paul Heyman was held. A Zeb Colter and Paul Heyman argument over stealing Cesaro from Colter broke out. On a side note, Cesaro is one of my favorite wrestlers at the moment, I'm hoping they don't drop the ball with this "Heyman Guy" storyline.

Quick Results:
- Cesaro def. Jack Swagger by pin
- Tamina Snuka def. Natalya by pin
- Curtis Axel def. Jey Uso by pin
- Luke Harper and Erick Rowan def. Goldust and Cody Rhodes by pin
- Santino Marella and Emma vs Fandango and Layla went to a no contest
- The Shield won their handicap match by pin, destroying all who were left of their original 11 opponents.

WWE News and Rumors:
- War Games returning? Inside sources have stated that WWE have been kicking around the idea of an Evolution vs The Shield "War Games Match" to take place at WWE Battleground. The idea for WarGames has come up many times in the past before so I'll believe it when I see it.
- NXT stars Bo Dallas and Sami Zayn worked dark matches this week, testing the crowd reaction before the jump to the main roster.
- WWE Divas Champion Paige has been stripped of her NXT Women's Championship due to making the full time roster jump to RAW. Paige defeated AJ Lee three weeks ago to win the WWE Divas Title.
- Sources are saying that Ric Flair will be making his return to TV this Monday on RAW. More then likely being involved with the Evolution/Shield storyline. Ric Flair served as a manager/wrestler in Evolution in the past.
- NXT has announced their next pay per view special. Thursday May 29th, NXT Takeover will air on the WWE Network at 8:00pm. After WWE had huge success with NXT ArRivaL in February, WWE is hoping to score big with NXT's second pay per view. Two matches have been confirmed so far:
- NXT World Title: Adrian Neville (c) vs Tyson Kidd
- NXT Women's Title: Charlotte Flair vs Natalya. Winner will be crowned new women's champion.
- #1 Contenders Match: Sami Zayn vs Tyler Breeze is also being rumored for the ppv but not made official yet.

That is all for this edition, I'll be back with more WWE News Tuesday with the RAW review. Until then tap or snap.

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