SmackDown results: Bryan's interference allowed Jericho to overcome Sheamus

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March 16, 2012

Chris Jericho def. Sheamus by Count-out

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As The Road to WrestleMania rolled through SmackDown, the incomparable Chris Jericho emerged victorious over The Celtic Warrior Sheamus – with a little help from World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan. Plus, in the midst of the heated controversy between SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis, Christian returned to Friday night with “The Peep Show.”

Prior to competing in the SmackDown main event, Chris Jericho refused to apologize for comments he made about CM Punk’s father on Raw SuperShow (WATCH). Instead, he expounded on the highly personal attack in order to explain why he is “the best in the world at what he does” while The Second City Saint “only pretends to be.” (WATCH | WRESTLEMANIA MATCH PREVIEW)

With World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and AJ watching at ringside, an extremely heated main event between WrestleMania World Title No. 1 contenders Jericho and Sheamus eventually spilled out onto the ringside floor. There, The Great White threw his opponent in the direction of Bryan. Moments later, when the referee’s back was turned, The Celtic Warrior’s Show of Shows adversary answered back, hitting him with a vicious kick that ultimately caused cost him the match by count-out.

As Bryan escaped to the top of the ramp, Sheamus delivered a fierce post-match Brogue Kick to the celebrating Jericho, pulling WrestleMania momentum from the jaws of defeat.

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