WWE taped the May 16 WWE SmackDown episode from the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Here are WWE SmackDown spoilers.
* Adam Rose quickly defeated El Local with his finisher.
* Tyson Kidd defeated Sami Zayn with a blockbuster.
* SmackDown opens with a recap of the Daniel Bryan surgery announcement and starts with John Cena coming out to a big pop. He sends his condolences to Daniel Bryan which gets a cheap pop. Cena cuts a promo on the Last Man Standing match against Bray Wyatt at Payback. Cena insinuates that Wyatt has no balls. Cena sings, “I’ve got no pearls in my pants” to mock Bray. He accepts the challenge for Payback. Cena issues an open challenge and says he will face anyone that Bray chooses tonight.
Bray appears on the big screen and cuts a promo. He put over the Payback match and told Cena to make jokes and called him “funny man.” Wyatt thanked Cena for helping him find the cure, then sang to close.
* A Bo Dallas vignette airs.
* Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Usos is up next. Cody played a heel and got pinned after taking a superkick and splash from Jimmy Uso. Cody acted upset with Goldust after the match and complained to JBL, who was on commentary, and then left without Goldust.
* Los Matadores and El Torito are out. 3MB is out with Hornswoggle. Heath Slater vs. El Torito is next. Torito wins with a rollup after some miscommunication with Slater in what was described as a quick comedy match.
* The Shield’s night on Raw was recapped.
* Natalya vs. Nikki Bella is next with Eva Marie as the special referee. Nikki got the win with a rollup after what was described as a botchfest. Natty was all over Eva afterward.
* Dolph Ziggler talks to Renee Young and cuts a backstage promo on Batista. He says Batista is the weak link of Evolution and tonight he will show him up.
* Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler is next. Ziggler comes out first followed by Batista to the Evolution theme. Ziggler wins by disqualification after Batista hits him with a low blow. Ziggler then takes a Batista Bomb. Batista beats Ziggler around the ringside area and comes back to powerbomb him onto the barrier.
* The return date is December 8 and the pre-sale password is GREENSBORO.
* Bo Dallas debuts next week on Smackdown.
* Sheamus is out first followed by Titus O’Neil. Titus asks how Sheamus can be United States Champion when he’s not even from the US. Titus calls Sheamus a funny color “hot mayonnaise white.” The match starts and Sheamus gets the very quick win with a Brogue Kick.
* Santino Marella with Emma come out for a match against Damien Sandow. Santino wins a quick squash with the Cobra. After the match, Sandow cuts a promo about how he’s always handcuffed but is a “good little soldier.” The mic gets cut out on him. He walks up the ramp acting like his hands are cuffed behind his back, saying he’s being held back.
* R-Truth vs. Cesaro with Paul Heyman is next. R-Truth makes his way out doing his usual rap. Paul Heyman then makes his way with Cesaro to major heat. Heyman cuts a promo. Cesaro defeats R-Truth in a squash with The Neutralizer.
* John Cena is out for the main event – his open challenge to the Wyatt Family and got a huge ovation. The Wyatt Family comes out and surrounds the ring but The Usos run out to even the odds. Bray picks Erick Rowan to face Cena tonight. Cena had the STF locked in, Luke Harper ran in after, Cena dodged Harper and the Uso’s took him out. Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment for the win in what was described as a decent fast paced match. SmackDown ends with Bray staring Cena down from the ramp.