Friday, April 18, 2014
Triple H started off Smackdown talking about The Shield and how they were one of the biggest talents he’s seen in years, that he helped to create. He also discussed the return of Evolution and said they will destroy The Shield at Extreme Rules.
Big E defeated Alberto Del Rio due to disqualification in a non-title match. Del Rio had a cross arm breaker on Big E late and didn’t break off the hold when Big E grabbed the ropes. Post-match, Del Rio attacked Big E, but E turned things around and hit The Big Ending on him.
Paul Heyman did an in-ring promo to boast about his clients Cesaro and Brock Lesnar. He repeatedly reminded fans his client Brock Lesnar broke Undertaker’s “streak” at WrestleMania.
Paige defeated Aksana in a non-title match via submission. Paige put on her modified scorpion cross-lock to make Aksana tap out late. Prior to the match it was announced that Paige will defend her title against Tamina at Extreme Rules.
El Torito defeated Hornswoggle via pinfall. Hornswoggle missed on a charge at Torito in the corner late, allowing a Bronco Buster from Torito followed by a springboard moonsault of the top rope.
Alexander Rusev defeated R-Truth via submission. The match lasted just under two minutes with Lana ordering Rusev to “crush” R-Truth late. He did and locked on his Accolade finisher to make Truth submit.
Santino Marella defeated Fandango via pinfall. Emma was at ringside for Santino, while Layla was ringside for Fandango. Santino brought out The Cobra late, but Layla stole it away. Emma attacked Layla for that. The distraction allowed Santino to gain control and score a sunset flip into a three count on Fandango.
They announced that Daniel Bryan will appear on Monday’s episode of Raw after being off last week.
Batista defeated Sheamus via pinfall. This match lasted nearly 14 minutes for the main event. Batista went for the Batista Bomb late, but Sheamus countered it into a backdrop. Sheamus got on the top rope, but Batista crotched him then hit the Batista Bomb for the win. Smackdown closed with Batistat victorious and no post-match attacks or drama.