WWE SmackDown Spoilers for Friday 3/9/12, taped in Uncasville, Conn.
Opening Segment: The show opened with John Laurinaitis and David Otunga in a steel cage that was lowered to begin the show. He announced a steel cage match for the U.S. championship
1. Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger to retain the U.S. Title.
Dolph Ziggler tried to climb in halfway through so Santino Cobra’d both hands while he was climbing. The ref threw him out while he sold his hands. In the end, Vickie slammed the door on Swagger by accident, allowing Santino to escape the cage for the win.
Segment: Backstage, Teddy Long begged for John Laurinaitis to call off Aksana’s match with Kane. Ace said no and made another match for later: Long vs. Ace, with the winner deciding if the Kane vs. Aksana match happens or not.
Pre-match Segment: Drew McIntyre came out. He said that John Laurinaitis said he could keep his job if he won a match against a mystery opponent. The Great Khali came out. David Otunga came to the stage and had Khali take a seat outside to watch the match. He called out the real opponent… Hornswoggle.
2. Drew McIntyre defeated Hornswoggle.
McIntyre hit three scoop slams and the ref called for the bell, saying that Horny couldn’t get up. So it appears Drew got his job back. Strange. Khali came in and chopped Drew to end the segment. Also, Hornswoggle may have been legit injured.
Backstage, Laurinaitis was warming up in a track suit.
3. Mark Henry defeated Ezekiel Jackson.
Jackson came out followed by Mark Henry to a good reaction. Henry won in about two minutes.
4. Teddy Long pinned John Laurinaitis.
Ace came out in his track suit and … wait for it… tight black spandex wrestling tights. He also wore black sneakers and had black under armour under the track jacket. Teddy out next with Aksana.
Johnny took the mic and told Teddy to lay down. Cue Kane’s pyro… Randy Orton attacked him and hit the RKO on the outside. Teddy rolled Johnny up with a schoolboy. Ace was perplexed.
5. Kofi Kingston and R-truth beat Epico and Primo in a non-title match.
Pre-Match Segment: Michael Cole entered the ring and called out Sheamus, who got a good pop, and then Daniel Bryan, who got a really strong reaction. Lots of heat from kids and tons or cheers from the guys. Signs everywhere read “Yes! Yes! Yes!”
Daniel talked. Sheamus talked, AJ grabbed the mic and Bryan told her to shut up. There was a huge pop for that actually. Good segment. Both men are getting really solid on the mic.
Cody Rhodes came out. Show came out followed by The Miz and finally Randy Orton for a six-man tag match.
6. Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and The Miz in a six-man tag.
Cody and Show brawled to the back, Bryan and Sheamus into the crowd, and Miz ate an RKO for the loss. There was actually a “yes!” chant for Daniel Bryan started opposite the hard camera. Kane attacked Randy after the match and they brawled all over the arena, then back into the ring where Orton reversed a choke slam into an RKO. The show should go off the air with Orton standing tall.
Tags: aj lee, aksana, big show, Booker T, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Epico, Friday Night Smackdown, Josh Matthews, kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, Michael Cole, Primo, R-Truth, randy orton, Rosa Mendes, Sa, Santino, Santino Marella, sheamus, Smackdown, Smackdown Spoilers, Spoilers, Teddy Long, Vickie Guerrero, WWE