WWE SmackDown Report – 3/5/15

We are in Washington, D.C. and your announcers are Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.



Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring and he is the current possessor of the Intercontinental Title belt. We see how Dolph took possession of the title belt without winning the title.

Dolph says it feels right. He is not one to hold a grudge against his boss, but it seems to him that he never got his rematch for the Intercontinental Title against Wade Barrett. He says he hasn’t gotten the rematch because he saved the day to get rid of the Authority and he got fired.

Now he has a second chance. This title meant a lot to him. This title not only changed his career, it changed his life. The title is back where it belongs. Dolph says this is why he is officially entering the Ladder Match at Wrestlemania for the Intercontinental Title.

Dolph says it feels like something or someone is missing. It is someone he would like to share the ring and help blow the roof off the place. Someone who proved it is not how big you are. He showed that with a movement behind you, you could become the World Champion. Dolph says that is why he wants that superstar to come out . . .

It is not Daniel Bryan, but the man who has had his title belt pilfered, Wade Barrett who comes out. He says that he is not the person Dolph was referring to, but Dolph has something that belongs to him.

Dolph asks if that is charisma, a great Twitter account, a non-broken nose.

Wade says that Dolph is the comedian, but he is not a good one. People like you, Luke Harper, R Truth, Dean Ambrose can play all of the juvenile games, but it does not change the fact that he is the Intercontinental Champion. Who do you think you are to put yourself into his match for his championship.

He tells Dolph he can hand him the title back, or he can go into the ring and take it from his unconscious body.

Dolph asks Wade if he wants it, but Luke hits Dolph from behind and he kicks Dolph. Barrett and Harper stand across from each other with the title belt between him. Wade goes to pick it up but Harper stands on it and we have a tug of war.

Ziggler hits Harper and Barrett and the belt falls again. Harper and Barrett work over Ziggler.

Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he clotheslines Harper and punches Barrett. Ziggler and Ambrose clothesline Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Harper goes to the floor while Ambrose and Ziggler remain in the ring. They both stand over the title belt and Barrett and Harper try to get back into the ring. Ziggler and Ambrose go to the floor to fight Harper and Barrett while Truth hides behind the ring post.

Truth rolls around and then he crawls into the ring and he goes for the title belt and he grabs it and he leaves the ring and goes under the ring. Ziggler and Ambrose go into the ring and they wonder where the belt went.

Truth is on the other side of the ring and he comes out and Ziggler and Ambrose see him, but Truth’s music plays so he is able to leave with the title belt.

Truth is walking in the back and Renee Young asks Truth about taking the title belt. Truth says ‘took’ is a hard word to use. When he heard he was in the Intercontinental Title Match at Wrestlemania, he had to come up with a plan. If he has the title belt under his arm, he won’t have to climb the ladder. Just like he eats when he is not hungry.

Renee tells Truth they have to hang the title over the ring. Truth wants to give the belt to Renee but she refuses. Truth wants to know where Gene Ambrose is and Renee corrects him. She does not know where he is so Truth goes to find someone else.

Tyson Kidd, Cesaro, and Natalya walk in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and we are going to have a tag team match in the main event with Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose facing Wade Barrett and Luke Harper.

Tyson and Cesaro were in the Goldman Box and Tyson says they are the best tag team in the WWE. They have the titles. Cesaro says they are no nonsense and the hardest workers. FACT. Tyson says if you want to face them for the titles at Wrestlemania, you will have to earn it. Cesaro wishes everyone good luck.

Match Number One: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (with Natalya) versus Fernando and Diego (with El Torito) in a Non Title Match

Kidd and Diego start off and Fernando tags in right away. Diego with a punch to the midsection followed by a neck breaker from Fernando for a near fall. Cesaro tags in and he kicks Fernando and punches him. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Fernando with a kick and rana off the turnbuckles. Diego tags in and he connects with a shoulder and hits a head scissors. Cesaro with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker to Diego followed by a double stomp and he gets a near fall.

Cesaro with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Kidd tries to stop Diego but he ducks and Kidd goes to the floor. Kidd stops Fernando from tagging in and Cesaro with a rollup and his feet on the ropes. Torito alerts the referee. Diego with a rollup for a near fall but Cesaro with a European uppercut and then Cesaro brings Torito into the ring. Torito gets away and Natalya trips Torito. Cesaro with the Giant Swing to Diego and Kidd with a drop kick to the head and Cesaro gets the three count.

Winners: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro

Kane and Big Show are in the back and Show says that Kane owes him an apology. Show says that he was right about Orton helping Seth win. Kane says he might have been wrong about Orton but he won’t apologize. Show says that he is going to enter the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and when he wins, he is going to remove Andre’s head and put his on the trophy.

Kane says that Show is a giant, but not Andre the Giant. Kane says that he is also going to be in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and he does not intend to lose.

Show asks if it is going to be the Devil’s Favorite Demon or the Spokesman for the Men’s Wearhouse.

Kane tells Show to have a seat at ringside to watch his match against Ryback.

Kane gives us the slogan for Men’s Wearhouse before leaving.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the main event from Raw when Roman Reigns faced Seth Rollins.

Match Number Two: Kane (with Big Show) versus Ryback

Kane with a kick and Ryback with a flying shoulder tackle and then he goes to the turnbuckles but Kane with a punch to the midsection followed by kicks. Kane with elbows in the corner followed by a punch. Kane with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Kane gets a near fall. Ryback with a neck breaker and both men are down.

Kane runs into the corner and Ryback with a belly-to-belly suplex and then Ryback goes to the turnbuckles for a belly flop and he hits a spinebuster. Ryback looks around and he sets for the lariat but Show gets on the apron and Kane tries to attack him but he is too slow. Ryback with a clothesline and he gets the three count.

Winner: Ryback

After the match, Ryback knocks Show off the apron. Kane leaves the ring and Show and Kane have an argument. Kane takes the mic and he tells Ryback to stay in the ring because you have a match right now against The Big Show.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Big Show (with Kane) versus Ryback

Show starts the match off on the floor and he yells at the referee for doing that. Show gets in the ring and Ryback punches him. Show with punches to Ryback in the corner and the referee warns Show. Show with an Irish whip and short arm clothesline. Show with a slam and then he picks up Ryback for another slam. Show with a head butt and Irish whip. Show misses a splash into the corner and Ryback with shoulders to Show.

Ryback is pulled off by the referee despite the referee probably getting to five. Ryback comes off the turnbuckles and he is caught by Show. Ryback with a kick and a spinebuster. Kane gets on the apron and Ryback brings him into the ring. Ryback with a clothesline into the corner on Show and then he hits Kane with a clothesline. Show with a knockout punch for the three count.

Winner: Big Show

It is time to take a look back at Fastlane when many people thought the Undertaker had returned, only for it to be Bray Wyatt.

Bray Wyatt tells Undertaker his reckoning at Wrestlemania is coming. You refuse to answer its call. He says he has something, something the Undertaker can relate to. Bray shows an urn. He will unleash its spirit on Raw. Not even you can outrun your fate. He tells the Dead Man to rise.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to take a look back at when The Daily Show merged with Raw on Monday Night.

Nikki Bella says that everyone is talking about the Give Divas A Chance hashtag. It is not about giving AJ a chance. They have been giving the Divas a chance. Brie says that none of them have lived up to the Bella’s standard. Brie says that is why Nikki is still your fearless Divas Champion. That is why they will always be the stars of Total Divas. Nikki says no diva can think they can come in to save the day, especially Paige and AJ. Nikki says that there is only one voice in the Divas Division and that is the voice coming from the top. Brie tells AJ to come out with her frenemy. She will give AJ her precious little chance.

Match Number Four: Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella) versus AJ Lee (with Paige)

They lock up and Brie with an arm drag. They lock up again and Brie backs AJ into the corner and she slams AJ’s head into the turnbuckles. AJ with a kick and arm drag into an arm bar. AJ with a wrist lock into a hammer lock. Brie with an elbow to the head but AJ with a back elbow. AJ slides to the floor and she trips Brie. AJ goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Brie with an elbow and she goes to the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick and she gets a near fall. Brie punches AJ and gets a near fall. Brie with a flying clothesline and she gets a near fall.

Brie with a seated abdominal stretch. AJ with elbows to get out of the hold but Brie with a forearm to the back. Brie with a drop kick to the back of the head and she gets a near fall. Brie sends AJ into the turnbuckles. AJ moves out of the corner and she gets a near fall with a rollup. Brie with a clothesline and she gets a near fall. Brie with a rear chin lock.

AJ with elbows but Brie with a forearm and DDT for a near fall. Brie gets another near fall. Brie says something to Paige and she gets a near fall. Brie with a snap mare and leap frog neck snap for a near fall. Brie with a rear chin lock. AJ with elbows but Brie with a knee and she sets for the running knee and connects. Brie goes to the turnbuckles for the missile drop kick but AJ moves out of the way.

Both women are down but they get back to their feet at the same time. AJ with a Thesz Press and punches. AJ with a drop kick and clothesline into the corner followed by a neck breaker. AJ with a kick to the midsection followed by a drop kick that sends Brie to the floor. Paige goes to check on Brie and Nikki comes over and holds up her title belt. AJ comes to the floor as well and she brings Brie back into the ring.

AJ with a Black Widow and Paige stops Nikki from interfering and Brie taps out.

Winner: AJ Lee

Renee Young is in the interview area with Daniel Bryan. She asks Daniel about Dolph’s comments. Daniel says the Intercontinental Title is so exciting. The title will be held above the ring in a multiperson ladder match at Wrestlemania. It could steal the show. Daniel says he cannot wait to see who ends up the night with the title.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston and Big E (with Xavier Woods) versus Miz and Damien Sandow

The bell rings and Miz tries to fly out of the ring but takes off his sunglasses. Miz prevents Sandow from getting the crowd to cheer his sunglass removal. Kofi and Miz start things off and Miz with a side head lock. Miz with a shoulder tackle but Kofi with a leaping back elbow and arm drag for a near fall. Kofi with an arm bar and Miz gets to the ropes. Miz with a DDT to Kofi and Kofi blocks a punch and he kicks Miz.

Miz with a kick and Sandow tries to tag in and Miz yells at him. Kofi with a drop kick and Sandow tags in when Miz falls into the corner. Sandow with clotheslines followed by a Reality Check and kip up.

We see Kidd and Cesaro watching in the back with Natalya.

Sandow with a kick to Kofi and Miz tags himself back in and he yells at Sandow and tells him to get out of the ring. Miz tells Sandow to get off the apron and turn around. Big E tags in and he they hit Big Ending and splash combination for the three count.

Winners: Kofi Kingston and Big E

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look at Paul Heyman’s comments from Raw.

It is time for a Brock Lesnar video package.

Byron Saxton interviewed Roman Reigns for his response.

Roman says that Paul Heyman has made a living running his mouth and lying. He did put out one piece of truth. Brock Lesnar is going to hurt him at Wrestlemania. Everyone who steps into the ring with him is going to be hurt. Look at what he did to Undertaker and John Cena. He will take everything that Brock can throw at him and then he is going to lock and load and then hit him in the jaw and then he will spear Brock and win the WWE Title. Whether Heyman or Brock want to, they will believe that.

Match Number Six: Jack Swagger versus Rusev (with Lana) in a Non Title Match

Rusev sends Swagger to the floor but Swagger punches Rusev before sending Rusev back into the ring. Swagger with a clothesline to Rusev and then he throws Rusev to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Rusev with a kick and drop kick for a near fall. Rusev stomps on the midsection and then he kicks Swagger in the back. Rusev with elbows to the chest and then he applies a rear chin lock. Swagger powers out of the hold but Rusev regains position and reapplies the hold. Rusev with a kick but Swagger with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Swagger with another Irish whip and clothesline. Swagger goes for the We The People Swagger Bomb but Rusev gets his feet up and Swagger with an ankle lock but Rusev gets to the ropes.

Swagger knocks Rusev off the apron and to the floor. Swagger runs Rusev into the ringside barrier. Swagger sends Rusev back into the ring and Rusev with a jumping thrust kick and then he stomps on the back and applies the Accolade. Swagger taps out.

Winner: Rusev

After the match, Curtis Axel appears on the TitanTron and he tells Rusev that AxelMania is running wild. He says that Rusev doesn’t have an opponent for Wrestlemania, but Axel has not been eliminated from the Royal Rumble and it has been 39 days. He says that he is coming after Rusev on Monday night. Then he is coming after the United States Title at Wrestlemania.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Cameron says there has been so much talk about Give Divas a Chance and she says it is about time to give Cameron a chance. Summer says that it will be her time. Eva says that as long as she is around, you have no chance.

R Truth is at the announce table and he calls Byron ‘Byron Jackson’ tonight. Truth still has the title belt in his possession.

Match Number Seven: Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler versus Luke Harper and Wade Barrett

Harper and Ziggler start things off and Ziggler goes for the leg but Harper with a Gator Roll. Ziggler escapes and he applies a side head lock. Harper with a side head lock of his own. Harper with a yeah yeah shoulder tackle and then he catches Ziggler on a leap frog attempt. Harper avoids a sunset flip but Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler tries for the hesitation DDT but Harper sends him to the mat.

Barrett tags in and while they stare at each other Ambrose tags in and he sends Barrett into the corner and kicks him. Ambrose runs the forearm across the bridge of the nose and then he chops Barrett. Ambrose with an Irish whip and splash followed by a bulldog. Ambrose goes up top and he hits an elbow drop but Harper breaks up the cover. Ziggler knocks Harper to the floor and Ambrose clotheslines Barrett over the top rope. Ambrose and Ziggler back into each other and we go to commercial.

We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock on Ambrose. Ambrose with punches and a head butt but Barrett with a knee and Harper tags in. Harper with an elbow and he gets a near fall. Harper with a Gator Roll into a suplex and he gets a near fall. Harper with a reverse chin lock.

Ambrose with a jawbreaker and then he connects with a series of jabs and chops but Harper gets a near fall and he tags in Barrett. Barrett with a boot to the chest and then Harper gets in a kick on Ambrose before going to the apron. Barrett kicks and punches Ambrose in the corner and the referee warns him. Barrett with an Irish whip but Ambrose with an elbow. Ambrose with a Tornado DDT and both men are down. Ziggler and Harper tag in and Ziggler with a clothesline and Stinger Splash followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Ziggler misses the Fameasser but Ziggler avoids a boot. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT and he gets a near fall.

Ziggler with a kick and he tries for the Fameasser again but Harper catches him and Ziggler with an X Factor. Harper with a side slam and then Ambrose with a rebound clothesline to Barrett. They go to the floor and Barrett sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier. Ziggler avoids a clothesline and hits a super kick followed by a Zig Zag for the three count.

Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose

After the match, Barrett with a Bullhammer to Ziggler and then Ambrose. Barrett sees Truth with the title belt and he sets his sights on Truth. Truth starts to leave and Barrett wants his belt back. Truth is confused and he is about to give Barrett the belt, but Ambrose with a suicide dive onto Barrett.

Truth decides to leave with the title belt. Harper stops him as he gets around the ring and Harper blocks his escape. Truth puts the belt down again but Truth kicks Harper and he walks away.

Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Truth has something to say to Bryan and then he wants to give Daniel the title belt. Truth starts to yes after giving Daniel the title belt and then Truth dances to the back.

From out of nowhere, Stardust attacks Daniel Bryan from behind and he grabs the Intercontinental Title belt. Stardust climbs the ladder as we go to credits with a new Possessory Intercontinental Champion.

Source: PWInsider

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