WWE SmackDown Results – March 1, 2013

Smackdown starts off with our champion, Alberto Del Rio, going one on one with Damien Sandow. Sandow cuts a short promo on Del Rio before the match.

Match #1
Alberto Del Rio vs Damien Sandow
Sandow uses his smart defense to avoid damage early in the match before taking control. Knee to the head of Del Rio. Sandow with a body slam followed by the elbow of disdain. Del Rio fights back with some clotheslines. Backstabber from Del Rio while Sandow was stuck in the ropes. Spinning neckbreaker from Sandow for two. Del Rio catches Sandow with the cross armbreaker for the win!

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Match #2
Antonio Cesaro vs The Miz – 2/3 Falls Match for the US Title
Miz starts off with a huge flurry of offense on Cesaro. Cesaro quickly gets the upperhand and locks Miz in a sleeper hold. Cesaro with an insane looking torture rack slam out of the corner for two. Neutralizer from Cesaro for the first pinfall. Miz locks in the figure four leg lock and forces Cesaro to submit to make the score 1-1. Miz goes to take down Cesaro but Cesaro lifts him by the gut and slams him back. Double stomp to chest of Miz. Cesaro gets Miz with the Swiss Death after a long battle and as it looks like it’s over, Miz kicks out! Miz takes out his frustrations on Cesaro, attacking him in the corner. Ax handle smash from Miz. Miz locks in another figure four and Cesaro is in the center of the ring. Looks as if he’s going to tap but gets the rope. Cesaro rolls up Miz and Miz counters into a roll up. Cesaro rolls him back up and holds the tights to get the 3 count.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro – Still US Champ

We’ve got Good Ol’ JR in the ring with Zeb Coulter and Jack Swagger. JR brings up his past with Swagger but Coulter and Swagger direct attention to Del Rio. Coulter makes his usual argument about immigration and that the World Championship is going to be back around the waist of an American. JR goes at Coulter and they start bullying him. Del Rio makes the save and him and Swagger face off.

Match #3
Daniel Bryan & Kane vs Prime Time Players
This time Kane is blindfolded and Bryan has his hand tied behind his back. Kane and Bryan got into their usual argument after Kane grabbed Bryan’s beard, causing Titus O’Neil to get the victory. This caused Kane to put the blindfold over Bryan and slap him.

Winners: Prime Time Players

Match #4
Heath Slater vs Sin Cara
Sin Cara gets grounded by Slater shortly in this one before hitting a hurcanrana and getting the win. Short match.

Winner: Sin Cara

Fandango is backstage and postpones his debut because Striker can’t get his name right.

Main Event
Randy Orton vs Big Show
Orton starts off strong but Big Show begins methodically wearing down Orton. Big shots to the stomach and a splash in the corner. Orton hits a dropkick to Show. Show is back in control and goes for an elbow drop off the top rope to no avail. Orton is back up and punching Show in the head multiple times. Show goes for the chokeslam but Orton turns it into a DDT. Orton hits the elevated snap DDT on Show. The Shield come out and surround the ring. Sheamus comes down to help out Orton.

No Contest

The Shield beat down both but Big Show gets up and KO punches Reigns. The other two escape and drag off Reigns with them. Big Show chokeslams Orton and Sheamus turns around and Brogue Kicks Big Show. End of show.