Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. Today's edition is your Smackdown recap from last night's show. This week, Smackdown was in our nation's capital, Washington D.C. Last week we saw Bad News Barrett's WWE Intercontinental Championship returned to him only for it to be restolen and ending up back in Dean Ambrose's possession. Rusev bragged about his Fast Lane win over John Cena, then beat down Jack Swagger, who tried to stand up for Cena and America. Axelmania was running wild. Stardust attacked Goldust, disguised as a Rosebud. Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan and Ryback defeated The Authority in six man tag action. Let's get to last night's recap as the road to Wrestlemania continues.
- Backstage, R-Truth tries to give the I-C title to Renee Young, but she doesn't want it. Truth says he'll find someone else to give it to and we also find out Truth has a fear of ladders.
- Backstage, Kane and Big Show argue over who lost their match on Raw, announce they are both entering the Andre the Giant Battle Royal at Wrestlemania and both predict they will win. Kane tells Big Show to watch his match against Ryback, so he can prove how dominate he is.
A.J. Lee (w/Paige) vs. Brie Bella (w/Nikki Bella): A.J. lands an armdrag, applies a wristlock, hits an elbow, sweeps Brie's legs and hits a dive from the ropes. Brie returns with corner slaps, head slams in the turn buckle and submission wrestling. Brie goes for a second rope drop kick, but A.J. sidesteps. A.J. hits an elbow, a clothesline, a neck breaker and drop kicks Brie to the floor. Nikki and Paige start arguing with each other, distracting Brie. A.J. applies the "Black Widow" submission and forces Brie to tap out.
- Backstage, Daniel Bryan says Dolph Ziggler is right about the ladder match at Wrestlemania possibly stealing the show. We'll see who leaves with the I-C Title tonight.
- Backstage, Cameron, Summer Rae and Eva Marie argue over who's time it is to shine in the company with the #GivesDivasAChance movement.
vs. Luke Harper and Bad News Barrett: R-Truth is on commentary for this match. Ambrose hits Barrett with some punches, a bulldog and the elbow off the ropes for a near fall. Harper is in and takes control of Ambrose with a suplex and a headlock before Ziggler is tagged in. Ziggler hits the "Famasser" on Harper. Harper hits a spinning slam on Ziggler. Barrett tries to interfere but Ambrose is in and clotheslines Barrett. Harper goes for his finishing clothesline but Ziggler counters. Ziggler hits the super kick then plants Harper with the "Zig Zag" Ziggler covers and scores the pinfall.
And that's this week's Smackdown. Have a great weekend, till next time, tap or snap.