Previously on WWE Smackdown: A great main event match between Alberto Del Rio against Christian inside a steel cage, ends with Christian scoring the win over the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Title. Christian gets beaten after the match. Edge comes out, to threaten Alberto's car with unspeakable things. Brodius attacks Edge and then Alberto hits a con chair to onto the arm of Edge, injuring it again.
WWE Smackdown Report for 3/25/11
We are backstage with Edge and Teddy Long. Edge wants a piece of Alberto, but Teddy Long forbids it. In fact, if Alberto and Edge touch each other, then both men are off of Wrestlemania. Yeah, this storyline is old hat but it works. Edge is not pleased. Christian against Alberto Del Rio part II later tonight.
Rey Mysterio defeated CM Punk via disqualification in a Wrestlemania rewind match.
This was a far better match than the actual match that they had at Wrestlemania 26. Which to be fair, was not bad, but still it was short changed. Cody Rhodes runs out after this match, to lay a bit of a beating on Rey, ramming him into the post and then pulling up his pant leg, before Rhodes hits him with a running knee to the face, using the metal knee brace. This all started with Rey “disfiguring” Cody's face, and now Cody returns the favor.
Edge made Drew McIntyre submit to the Edgecator/the Figure Four Edgelock/Reverse Sharpshooter/Reverse Scorpion Deathlock/”That leglock of Edge's/Whatever Edge is calling the move this week.
Edge is favoring the arm, all taped up. In fact, it comes into play during this match, with Edge being unable to hit a DDT. This was not the match these two men had a few weeks back. Edge pulls out his wacky leglock for the submission. Again, nothing special. Afterwards, Edge spears Drew McIntyre, just because.
A look at the Undertaker against Triple H at Wrestlemania 27.
Laycool defeated Kelly Kelly and Rosa Mendes.
Layla and Michelle mock Snooki before the match. This was standard diva's fare on Smackdown. I've seen this tag team match in some form or fashion about one time too many. Then after winning, Laycool get on the microphone. Layla is okay, but putting Michelle McCool on the microphone, I'm pretty sure that does constitute as cruel and unusual punishment.
We see the Corre decimating the Big Show and Kane from last week.
Wade Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston with the Wasteland to win the WWE Intercontinental Title.
This was an awesome, awesome little match, with both men getting a fair amount of time. There were a lot of false finishes tonight on Smackdown. Both men really did pretty well for what they were given. Kofi Kingston fights off Slater as he is on the apron but Barrett counters the Trouble in Paradise into the Wasteland for the pin and his first championship in WWE. That was a sweet little finish.
Afterwards, Gabriel gives Kofi a 450 Splash, and then the Corre parades around with Barrett on their shoulders. Maybe Kofi is getting added into the Corre eight man after all.
Teddy Long is backstage with Alberto Del Rio, pretty much telling Alberto the same thing that he told Edge earlier. Alberto says that Teddy doesn't have the guts to keep him off of Wrestlemania, but Teddy retorts that they had twenty six previous Wrestlemanias with Alberto and they did just fine. Alberto Del Rio just smiles and winks.
The Undertaker is out, to talk about the match with Triple H. Some good promo work as always. Undertaker remarks that Triple H's confidence was starting to falter a little bit on Monday. I'll take his word for it, I was trying to keep alert during those cures for insomnia that is Triple H on the microphone. He's fine in the ring but on the microphone, can waver between decent to boring.
Jack Swagger defeated R-Truth with the Ankle Lock.
Michael Cole acts obnoxious before and during this match. The action in the ring was decent but nothing to speak about. R-Truth missed a dive and nearly cracked his head on the barricade. He then gets put in the Ankle Lock for the submission. Cole enters the ring and Swagger and Cole mock R-Truth. This was what it was. Then they do a victory lap afterwards, which Cole continues to look like an utter tool.
Christian(w/Edge) pinned Alberto Del Rio(w/Brodius Clay and Ricardo Rodriguez) with the Killswitch.
For the second week in a row, these two men have a good match. Although I question the wisdom of Christian beating Alberto two weeks in a row, if he's not going to be in the title match at Mania, unless they make it a Triple Threat Match, which does seem highly likely. Seeing Alberto and Ricardo and seeing those utter disgraces on Impact is like night and day. First Killswitch is blocked and the Cross Armbreaker is blocked. Edge takes on Brodius and Christian hits the Killswitch for the pin.
Edge enters the ring with a chair, acting like he's going to hit Alberto, but Christian takes the chair away and does it instead, whacking Alberto. Edge then jaws with Alberto and we are out.
Thoughts on the show: The 3/25/11 Smackdown was a pretty good show with two really good matches on this show. Wrestlemania 27 is shaping up to be a card that is running hot and cold, but Smackdown is a must see show.
Don't forget to tune into RAW on 3/28/11 on the USA Network where the Rock will be in the house six days before Wrestlemania 27.
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