Friday, February 27, 2015
Opening segment involved Daniel Bryan giving a promo about how nobody believed in him last year, but now he has people behind him who helped him to main event WrestleMania. Bad News Barrett came out to interrupt and the two traded verbal jabs. Ambrose comes out with the IC belt he took to attack Barrett. Bryan picks up the IC title when its dropped. Barrett gets back up, so Bryan and Ambrose put him down, then Ambrose picks up the title to close the segment.
Dean Ambrose defeated The Miz via pinfall. Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds for the win after reversing Skull Crushing Finale. Barrett also came out to try to get his championship belt back. Mizdow wasn’t there for the match.
Natalya defeated Naomi via pinfall. The Usos and Cesaro/Kidd were all ringside. Late in the match, Naomi went after Natalya’s hurt leg, but Cesaro and Kidd got attacked on the outside by The Usos. The ref checked on Natalya to see if she was ok. Naomi wasn’t ready as Natalya sprung to action and clotheslined her down for the win.
Rusev and Lana came out to do another anti-Cena, pro-Putin promo. They had a message on screen with Putin calling Rusev a hero. Rusev said he’ll defend his title at WrestleMania against a worthy opponent but not John Cena again. Jack Swagger came out to suggest Rusev is scared of Cena. Swagger attacked Rusev and cleared him out of the ring. Rusev snuck back in and kicked Swagger, then held The Accolade on him to make Swagger try to tap.
Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett via pinfall in a non-title match. During the match, R-Truth grabbed the IC title belt and took off with it. Barrett was able to recover from the Yes Lock and tossed Bryan into the ring post. Moments later, Bryan countered a Bull Hammer elbow with his running knee for the win.
Byron Saxton had an interview with Roman Reigns saying he hates the word “can’t.” He vows to defeat Brock Lesnar and said he’ll prove it at Mania.
Fandango defeated Curtis Axel via pinfall. Axel cut a promo on his #Axelmania movement. Fandango got the quick win, hitting his top rope leg drop finisher.
Mizdow was shown backstage doing a commercial shoot. The Miz showed up and yelled at him. The director then offered Miz the commercial instead, which he accepted. Mizdow was upset by it.
They announced Bad News Barrett will defend the IC title at WrestleMania in a ladder match with multiple opponents.
Goldust defeated Adam Rose via pinfall. Rose missed on a late top rope move so Goldust hist the Final Cut.
Ryback, Erick Rowan & Dolph Ziggler defeated Seth Rollins, Big Show and Kane via pinfall. Late in the match, Ryback hit ShellShocked for the victory with the face celebration closing out SmackDown.