SmackDown Results: Bryan & Big Show overcame Batista & Kane in a SmackDown slugfest

SmackDown Results: Bryan & Big Show overcame Batista & Kane in a SmackDown slugfest

Batista and Daniel Bryan's conflict led to SmackDown main event!

DETROIT – While a colossal SmackDown main event took center stage, the conquering new WWE Tag Team Champion Usos also returned to Friday night and a Shield Summit threatened to completely destroy The Hounds of Justice.    

SmackDown opens with a Batista, Daniel Bryan, Kane and Big Show melee: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

Big Show comes to the defense of an outnumbered Daniel Bryan.

Scoffing at the collective boos of the WWE Universe, Batista relished in “destroying” Dolph Ziggler and  Daniel Bryan in consecutive matches on SmackDown and Raw. Then, when The Beard emerged, Batista regarded him as nothing more than an “overgrown fan.”

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In turn, WWE’s “Yes!” Man pointed out that – without the interference of Randy Orton, Corporate Kane and WWE COO Triple H on Monday night – the “fan” would have defeated the WrestleMania No. 1 contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Title. When Batista threatened to end Bryan’s existence in “his universe,” Bryan only poked a bigger stick at The Animal, inciting a conflict that ended with Batista being sent out of the ring. However, when Kane’s entrance led to a 2-on-1 assault, a returning Big Show charged the ring to even the odds and sent the aggressors to a hasty retreat.

As a result of the bedlam, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero made a huge main event match: Daniel Bryan & Big Show vs. Kane & Batista!

Christian def. Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler vs. Christian: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

Dolph Ziggler and Christian must both deal with outside distractions during their match on SmackDown.

Four days after carrying out a fierce backstage assault on Sheamus on Raw, Christian battled Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown – with Alberto Del Rio sitting in on commentary.

At the height of the subsequent contest, a fast-talking Del Rio climbed up onto the announce table, bringing enough of a distraction for Christian to hit The Killswitch and topple The Showoff. The crafty move by the Mexican Aristocrat came as a direct response to “Need for Speed” star Aaron Paul’s distraction on Raw, which allowed Ziggler to defeat The Essence of Excellence.

As the smoke cleared, Sheamus interrupted the victorious Christian’s post-match interview with Renee Young, immediately engaging Captain Charisma and nearly Brogue Kicking his head off.

WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Ryback & Curtis Axel

The Usos vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

The new WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos face the duo of Ryback & Curtis Axel.

Refusing to slow down after winning the WWE Tag Team Titles Monday on Raw, The Usos followed up their fast-paced title defense  over Los Matadores on WWE Main Event with a SmackDown showdown against RybAxel.

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And after Jimmy leaped over the top rope to take out Curtis Axel, Jey hit the splash off the top rope to pick up the three-count on Ryback.

Natalya & Eva Marie def. AJ Lee & Tamina

Natalya & Eva Marie vs. AJ Lee & Tamina: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

Natalya teams with her "Total Divas" co-star Eva Marie to face Divas Champion AJ Lee & Tamina.

In intense Divas tag team action, third-generation Diva Natalya avoided AJ Lee’s Black Widow attempt in order to make the Divas Champion tap out with the family Sharpshooter!

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Paul Bearer to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

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Paul Bearer becomes the latest inductee to the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame.

The ominous manager of The Undertaker and Kane will take his rightful place among the elite of WWE.

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SmackDown hosted a volatile Shield Summit

The Shield Summit: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

All three members of The Shield try to workout their ongoing issues.

After  Seth Rollins walked out on his fellow Hounds of Justice while they were battling The Wyatt Family on Raw, the “Architect” of The Shield called a Summit of all three members in an attempt to get them all on the same page.

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With every moment more tense than the one before, United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Rollins proceeded to work out their issues – utilizing both verbal and physical attacks on each other to make their points known – and put their fists in the middle to walk out of SmackDown apparently reunited.

Sheamus def. Alberto Del Rio

Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

Former World Champions collide when Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio square off on SmackDown.

In a fierce battle between long-standing adversaries, Sheamus escaped two Cross Armbreakers, blasting Alberto Del Rio with a Brogue Kick for the victory.

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Daniel Bryan & Big Show def. Batista & Kane

Daniel Bryan & Big Show vs. Batista & Kane: SmackDown, March 7, 2014

Daniel Bryan & Big Show face Batista & Kane in the SmackDown main event.

As the SmackDown tag team main event collapsed into an all-out melee, Big Show’s battle with Batista moved outside the ring and culminated with the giant hurling The Animal into the steel ring post.

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Then, as Kane grabbed the ropes in order to stop Daniel Bryan from rolling him up – looking ready to attempt a chokeslam in the process – The World’s Largest Athlete hit the Director of Operations with a KO Punch through the ropes. This allowed The Beard to pick up another huge victory. “YES!”

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