Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Following The Usos' non-title victory one week ago, Chad Gable & Jason Jordan go to war with their longstanding rivals for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The "Face That Runs the Place" plans to run through Shane McMahon at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Refusing to give in following AJ Styles' vicious attack, Shane McMahon announces a startling match for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/14/2017 - 22:30
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
SmackD'jour March 09, 2012
The March 9 edition of SmackDown gave the WWE Universe plenty to cheer about. But, the night’s standout moment came when United States Champion Santino Marella battled his way out of the steel cage to overcome Jack Swagger and retain his illustrious title in heroic fashion. ( WATCH | PHOTOS | FULL RESULTS)
Scheduled by board-appointed SmackDown GM John Laurinaitis – and with Vickie Guererro and Dolph Ziggler at ringside – the U.S. Title Match seemed to put Santino at a distinct disadvantage. However, thanks to the first-ever through-the-cage-Cobra, the Italian Superstar neutralized an interfering Show-Off and evened the odds.
Turning his attention back to his challenger, Santino would ultimately escape The All-American American’s dreaded ankle lock, sending him stumbling toward the cage door just as Guerrero was slamming it shut. Wham! The awe-struck former World Heavyweight Champion went flying back to the canvas, causing the WWE Universe to explode and the tenacious champion crawled through to victory.
Santino emerged from his first title defense triumphant. Swagger, on the other hand, would go home with a headache … this time only partially caused by Vickie’s screaming.
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