WWE taped the May 9 WWE SmackDown episode from the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. Here are WWE SmackDown spoilers.
– The dark match before the WWE Main Event tapings in Buffalo, NY saw Xavier Woods defeat Damien Sandow after a kick to the head.
– The dark match after the Main Event and before the SmackDown tapings saw Alberto Del Rio defeat R-Truth.
* SmackDown kicks off with a look at The Shield and The Wyatt Family from RAW.
* Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus for the WWE United States Title is up first. Sheamus gets the win clean with a Brogue Kick. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were not at ringside. This was a good match with the crowd behind Ambrose. Ambrose did a dive out of the ring at one point and barely made it in before the 10 count.
* Cesaro and Bad News Barrett vs. Rob Van Dam and Big E is next. Paul Heyman is on commentary. Barrett runs down climate change on way to the ring and says like Big E, when the storms hit, he will be forgotten. Crowd is behind RVD and there are some Barrett chants. Cesaro pins Big E after hitting his finisher. Before that, RVD accidentally kicked Big E in the head. The match lasted less than 5 minutes.
* We get a Daniel Bryan vs. Kane recap from Extreme Rules.
* Lana comes out and says America should change and follow Vladimir Putin. Rusev squashes Kofi Kingston. Kofi got in little offense. A loud USA chant broke out during the match.
* The Wyatt Family appears on the big screen. Bray Wyatt rambles about John Cena.
* A Bo Dallas vignette airs.
* Fandango and Layla defeated Santino Marella and Emma when Layla rolled up Emma.
* Roman Reigns vs. Mark Henry is next. Reigns lifted Henry over his shoulders to show his strength and then dropped him into a Samoan Drop. Reigns hit a spear for the win.
* Loss Matadores come out with El Torito to a big pop. They’re going to face Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Hornswoggle. Torito pins Slater for the clean win.
* Seth Rollins vs. Batista is next. Crowd chants “you can’t wrestle” at Batista. Rollins tried a baseball slide, but Batista scouted it and got some offense in. Batista with a few more power moves including throwing Rollins into the steps and then back into the ring. Batista hits huge suplex and is being methodical. CM Punk chants start. Rollins turns the tables and gets going. Rollins runs into spinebuster. Rollins counters Batista Bomb and Batista rolls to the outside. Rollins launches over the top rope and lands it. The second time he comes from the top rope, Batista sees it coming and sidesteps it. Rollins hits the table. Batista rolls in ring, wins by count out.
* After the match, Batista hits a Batista Bomb on Rollins as fans boo. Rollins sells an injury.
* The Wyatt Family vs. The Usos and John Cena is next. The crowd was more pro-Cena than not. There was also a loud Usos chant. The match ends when a big brawl breaks out on the floor. One of the Usos gets hit with the lariat by Luke Harper for the clean win. Cena cuts a promo against The Wyatts after the match. He says Bray is afraid and didn’t get the pinfall, he got his goons to get the win for him. SmackDown ends.
* Post show, Cena took the mic challenged The Wyatt’s to continue the three-on-three match. The Wyatt’s attacked the ring with Cena and Usos hitting their moves to send the crowd home happy.