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SmackDown results: Punk & Sheamus triumph after Bryan leaves early

AJ’s praise of World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan cut short by Sheamus

Nine days before WrestleMania, AJ expounds on the virtues of Daniel Bryan, before they are interrupted by Sheamus: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

AJ lets the world know the exceptional skills of the World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan.

With Daniel Bryan prompting and correcting her time and time again, AJ expounded on all the qualities she admires in her boyfriend – including his ability to make her feel safe, what a great lover he is and how he will make Sheamus tap-out at WrestleMania to continue on his path to becoming “the greatest of all time.”   

Sheamus soon interrupted, throwing his two cents in about Bryan by calling him a “sniveling little coward.” At WrestleMania, The Great White promised to “kick [Bryan’s] teeth down his throat.” ( MATCH PREVIEW)


Mark Henry def. R-Truth

In a battle between imminent WrestleMania tag team adversaries ( MATCH PREVIEW), Team Teddy’s R-Truth leaped at Mark Henry from the top rope. But, The World’s Strongest Man caught him in mid-air, executing The World’s Strongest Slam for the sound victory.

R-Truth vs. Mark Henry: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

Mark Henry looks to add R-Truth into his Hall of Pain on SmackDown.

AJ def. Brie Bella

After Brie Bella accidently knocked her sister Nikki off the ring apron, AJ rolled up her opponent for another huge win. Following the match, her boyfriend World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan celebrated fiercely, as if he himself had won the match.

While he walked up the ramp, continuing to coach his victorious girlfriend in a rather overbearing fashion, Nikki addressed the upcoming battle of the GMs at WrestleMania. Revealing that Brie is rooting for Team Johnny, Nikki led the WWE Universe in a pro-Team Teddy cheer.

AJ vs. Brie Bella: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

With the help of Daniel Bryan, AJ continues her winning ways.

Zack Ryder def. Jack Swagger

Following up his bold WWE Universe rally on Raw SuperShow Monday – in which he lobbied to become part of Team Teddy at WrestleMania – Zack Ryder informed SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long that if he was accepted onto the team, The Great Khali would join as well – with Hornswoggle as the mascot. This proposal included The Punjabi Giant decked out as a super-sized Long Island Iced-Z which led to a resounding “yes” from Teddy on all counts. ( WATCH | WRESTLEMANIA MATCH PREVIEW)

Later, when newly installed Team Teddy mascot Hornswoggle chased Vickie Guerrero up onto the apron, the momentary break in the action caused by the disruption allowed Long Island Iced-Z to regain his composure and hit the Rough Ryder on Jack Swagger for the win.

Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

Zack Ryder looks for some revenge against Jack Swagger, who defeated him for the United States Championship.

Big Show def. Kane by Disqualification

Moments after Big Show hit a chokeslam on Kane, Cody Rhodes came out of nowhere to attack his WrestleMania Intercontinental Title No. 1 contender ( MATCH PREVIEW) – forcing the referee to call for the bell and award The World’s Largest Athlete a giant victory by disqualification. As Big Show chased Rhodes into the crowd, Randy Orton emerged, hitting The Big Red Monster with the RKO just nine days before their clash at WrestleMania. ( MATCH PREVIEW)

Big Show vs. Kane: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

Two of WWE's biggest superstars, Kane and Big Show meet on SmackDown.

Brodus Clay def. Heath Slater

The Funkasaurus was in full effect, busting a wicked groove both before and after overcoming Health Slater with an earth-shattering splash. 

Somebody call The One Man Southern Rock Band’s momma!

Brodus Clay vs.  Heath Slater: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

Brodus Clay looks to continue his winning ways against Heath Slater.

The Great Khali def. Dolph Ziggler by Count-out

Christian joined the SmackDown announce team, as his fellow Team Johnny cohort Dolph Ziggler battled newly recruited Team Teddy member The Great Khali. ( WRESTLEMANIA MATCH PREVIEW)

With the action in full swing, Ziggler put his gigantic adversary in the sleeper hold. Before Khali had a chance to escape, Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis personally rang the bell, informing the WWE Universe that The Show-Off Superstar had won the match by submission.

However, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long quickly overturned that ruling, declaring that the match would continue. He told Dolph to return to the ring or he would be counted-out. He refused and as a result – once the referee reached the 10-count – Khali was awarded the victory.

After the bell, Team Teddy members Kofi Kingston and Santino Marella sprinted down the ramp, delivering Ziggler back into the ring. This allowed Khali to take him down with a devastating Punjabi Chop.

The Great Khali vs. Dolph Ziggler: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

Looking to help gain momentum for their respective teams at WrestleMania 28, Dolph Ziggler and The Great Khali square off on SmackDown.

WWE Champion CM Punk & Sheamus def. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & The Miz

NEWARK, N.J.– As The Road to WrestleMania raged on, WWE Champion CM Punk and Sheamus joined forces against World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & The Miz. Also, Big Show locked horns with Kane while Team Teddy continued to battle Team Johnny for an advantage heading to The Showcase of the Immortals.

The Second City Saint journeyed to Friday nights, just nine days before he will put his WWE Title on the line against Chris Jericho in what has become an extremely personal WrestleMania showdown ( MATCH PREVIEW). Together with Sheamus, he would battle World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan – whom The Celtic Warrior will challenge at The Show of Shows ( MATCH PREVIEW)– and The Miz – who has been completely unsuccessful at getting a match on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Just when Bryan looked be in trouble with The Great White in the fierce tag team main event, the calculating champion quickly tagged himself out, leaving Miz to fend for himself as he took off up the ramp with AJ and his title following close behind him. Sheamus finished off his remaining opponent with the Brogue Kick.  

CM Punk & Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan & The Miz: SmackDown, March 23, 2012

In a huge main event tag team match, WWE Champion CM Punk teams up with Sheamus to clash with the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and The Miz.