WWE taped this week’s WWE SmackDown Tuesday night from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Below are full results:
* Josh Mathews, Michael Cole and Brad Maddox are on commentary
* Sheamus & Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow. Sheamus gave Sandow a Brogue Kick and Rhodes received an RKO from Orton to take the pin.
* After the match, The Shield challenged Orton and Sheamus to find a partner for a six man at WrestleMania. Orton and Sheamus accepted.
* The Miz defeated Darren Young via submission (Figure Four). Wade Barrett was on commentary.
* Backstage, Big Show wanted to be the tag partner against The Shield. Orton & Sheamus said they already picked somebody – Ryback.
* Layla & Kaitlyn defeated Tamina Snuka & Aksana. Kaitlyn hit Aksana with a spear, but Layla slipped in a tag in and pinned Aksana with a crossbody. Turn coming.
* Backstage, the Bella Twins beat up Naomi and Cameron. The Bellas made fun of the “dancing dinosaur and his fat friend who thinks he is Japanese.”
* Dolph Ziggler defeated Kane with the ZigZag. Daniel Bryan and Big E brawled at ringside towards the end of the match. This distracted Kane leading towards the finish. Big E tossed Bryan over the timekeeper wall. After the match, Ziggler taunted Kane until Kane grabbed Ziggler’s throat for a chokeslam but Big E saved Ziggler, then hit his finish on Kane.
* Another Ricardo & Alberto Del Rio spoof on Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger aired. This time, it was about Canadians. It came across pretty funny.
* Fandango vs. The Great Khali never happened. Fandango came out, calling Khali “stretch.” He wanted Khali to pronounce his name. Khali tried. Fandango was sickened by Khali’s attempt. No match.
* Backstage, Booker made Shield vs. Sheamus, Ryback, and Orton official for WrestleMania 29. The Shield then attacked Orton and Sheamus and left them laying.
* Mark Henry vs. The Ryback never happened. 10 seconds after the bell rang, The Shield attacked Ryback. Ryback initially cleared the ring and faced back off with Henry, but the Shield got the better of Ryback on their second attempt. The Shield left Ryback laying with a triple powerbomb. After Shield left, Henry came back in and gave Ryback a World’s Strongest Slam. And then another. And then another. Henry welcomed Ryback to the Hall of Pain.
* Jack Swagger pinned Chris Jericho. This was a good, long match with a lot of back and forth trading near-falls at the end. Swagger won with his gutwrench powerbomb.
* Swagger and Colter posed to close the show.
(Credit: Rob McCarron & Wrestling Observer)