The show opened with a six man tag, with the Wyatt Family facing the Usos and Sheamus. Sheamus continued his new tradition of taking silly bumps on Smackdown by taking Rowan over the top rope to the floor with a running crossbody, and basically going splat without being able to catch himself on the ropes. Wyatt won the match after a blind tag, catching an Uso with Sister Abigail after said Uso had superkicked Harper. It was revealed during the match that the announced US Title match from Raw, which was originally plugged as a three on one handicap match, was now instead a Fatal Four Way, with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns banned from ringside.
A contract signing for the WeeLC Match was held, with Hornswoggle trying to make demands for the match, including having a bowl of exclusively green M&Ms. The contract was eventually signed (with El Torito using a hoofprint), and the expected brawl broke out between 3MB and Los Matadores, with El Torito diving off the table to the outside onto everyone.
Rob Van Dam faced Jack Swagger, with Paul Heyman and Cesaro at ringside. In a short match, Swagger took a shot at Cesaro, leading Cesaro to interfere behind the referee's back and let RVD hit the Five Star Frog Splash for the win. Cesaro promptly attacked RVD after the match, hitting the Neutralizer on him, with RVD doing his best to take the bump on his head because RVD. Their Triple Threat match at Extreme Rules will be an elimination match.
Александър Русев faced R-Truth w/Xavier Woods. Lana had her hair down, tonight, for those keeping score. Русев won by disqualification when Xavier Woods attacked, and then took another harsh looking bump off the apron when R-Truth delivered a drop-kick, leading the Bulgarian to first fall on his rear on the apron, then straight back off of it onto his back on the floor.
Daniel Bryan delivered an in-ring promo saying that family is most important to him, and for Kane to lay a hand on his wife meant this was now war, and that he'd take Kane to hell. Kane retorted on the Titantron, saying that hell was a nice place and he'd give Bryan a tour of it, that he'd only just begun his depravities.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Magneto via Zig Zag, after Magneto's cape wound up twisting around and getting in his face. Big E then faced Titus O'Neil, who continued his ruthless streak by bealing Big E over the announce table, then beating him down in the ring and refusing to stop at a five count, getting himself disqualified. He made the mistake, however, of thinking that he'd done enough damage, letting Big E get back up and return the beating and then some, leaving Titus laying in the end.
Finally, the main event pitted Dean Ambrose against Curtis Axel, The Ryback and Alberto Del Rio. The trio dismantled him to start, but they all wanted the US TItle for themselves, so dissension broke out in the ranks. Ambrose made multiple saves, and Rybaxel looked to implode when Axel took an inadvertent Meathook Clothesline aimed for Del Rio. The Ryback countered Del Rio's cross armbreaker into the Shellshock, only for Axel to pull him off the cover. As Axel went to cover the fallen Del Rio, Ambrose flew in with a La Magistral cradle to steal the win. Rollins and Reigns were quick to arrive after the match, with Reigns spearing The Ryback and Axel taking a suicide dive from Rollins, a Superman Punch from Reigns, and finally the triple powerbomb to end the show with the Shield standing tall.
if you check out the Smackdown website (smackdown.wwe.com) there's pretty extensive bios on both guys which is pretty cool. gives fans more background on the guys that haven't been mentioned on TV yet.