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SmackDown Results: The Shield ‘adapted’ into absolute SmackDown dominance

Cesaro def. Jack Swagger

HERSHEY, Pa. – The Hounds of Justice ran rabid over Friday night, systematically decimating the competition to help even the odds in an 11-on-3 Handicap Match main event.

Jack Swagger vs. Cesaro: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

Jack Swagger faces The King of Swing and then becomes a victim of the numbers game from The Shield.

General Manager Vickie Guerrero opened SmackDown by announcing that, while The Authority was taking the night off, she would personally make The Shield suffer for their actions on Monday's Raw by putting them in an 11-on-3 Handicap Match.

Debate gave way to tough Real American slugfest | Photos: Diva Day off

The Queen Diva then introduced a debate between Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter – which quickly spun out of control, bringing the scheduled showdown between Cesaro and Jack Swagger front and center. In the highly personal slugfest between the former tag team partners, The King of Swing ultimately reigned supreme with a devastating Cesaro Swing/Neutralizer combination.

However, the action didn’t stop there. For, as the dust was still clearing, The Shield suddenly attacked the war-torn Swagger and  dropped him with a Triple Powerbomb – hence neutralizing one of the 11 Superstars scheduled to take them on later in the night. In reference to Triple H’s statement to “adapt or perish,” The Hounds pointed out that Swagger had failed to adapt and that they were just getting started.

Tamina def. Natalya

Natalya vs. Tamina: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

Natalya and Tamina collide in Divas action on SmackDown.

Poised to battle Divas Champion Paige at Extreme Rules, fierce No. 1 contender Tamina conquered third-generation Diva Natalya with an explosive kick out of nowhere.

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The Shield laid waste to 3MB

The Shield lays out 3MB backstage: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

The Shield make sure 3MB will not be ready for a main event match later tonight on SmackDown.

Following up their earlier assault on Jack Swagger, The Hounds of Justice launched a second attack on scheduled 11-3 Handicap Match opponents, this time leaving 3MB in tatters.

Moments later, a phone call from Triple H gave Vickie Guerrero “the night off.” In her place, Raw General Manager Brad Maddox was called in to handle The Shield situation.

Curtis Axel def. Jey Uso

Jey Uso vs. Curtis Axel: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

Jey Uso and Curtis Axel represent their respective teams in singles competition on SmackDown.

Chalk up another huge victory for Rybaxel on SmackDown, as Curtis Axel used a neckbreaker to overcome WWE Tag Team Champion Jey Uso in singles competition.

A 'perfect victory' | Tag Team Title Match on Raw?

Luke Harper & Erick Rowan def. Cody Rhodes & Goldust

Bray Wyatt addresses John Cena from inside a steel cage: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

Bray Wyatt delivers a brooding message to John Cena from the center of a steel cage.

Standing inside a steel cage – symbolizing the imminent showdown against John Cena at Extreme Rules – the creepy Brad Wyatt asked his Cenation adversary how it felt to have the WWE Universe throw him to the to the wolves - a 3-on-1 battle against The Wyatt Family on Raw. He also compared their upcoming pay-per-view match to a snake being trapped up with a rat – pointing out that Cena had failed to take away his venom and that Cena's nightmares had become his dreams.

A creepy cage statement

After Wyatt climbed to the top of the cage to sing “He’s Got the Whole World in his Hands” – with a surprising numbers of the WWE Universe apparently warming up to his influence – his disciples,  Luke Harper & Erick Rowan, bested the Rhodes brothers, sending Cody flying from the top rope and out to the ringside floor before Wyatt’s followers finished off Goldust.

The Shield took out Brad Maddox

The Shield takes out Brad Maddox: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns make sure that Brad Maddox believes in The Shield.

Though Brad Maddox was tasked with taming The Hounds of Justice, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns launched a preemptive strike on the Raw General Manager.

Santino & Emma vs. Fandango & Layla ended in a No Contest

The Shield Triple Powerbombs Fandango off the SmackDown stage: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

The Shield crash Fandango's dancing ring entrance on SmackDown.

Before Fandango & Layla could go to battle against Santino & Emma, The Shield once again emerged, taking out another of their opponents in the 11-on-3 Handicap Match by  Triple Powerbombing Fandango off the stage and through a table.

Stephanie McMahon to publicly apologize on Raw

Kane attacks Daniel Bryan: Raw, April 21, 2014

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan becomes the helpless victim of an attack from Kane.

Following the vicious attack by The Devil's Favorite Demon, Kane, on WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan during Monday's Raw, it was announced on SmackDown that Stephanie McMahon will be on Raw this week to publicly apologize for what transpired.

The Shield triumphed in a 5-on-3 Handicap Match

The Shield vs. Alberto Del Rio, Bad News Barrett, Damien Sandow, Ryback & Titus O'Neil - 5-on-3 Handicap Match: SmackDown, April 25, 2014

The Shield may be outnumbered, but never outmatched in the main event of SmackDown.

Moments before SmackDown’s main event, Curtis Axel was found decimated in the back – presumably another strategic attack by The Shield. The Hounds of Justice then went head-to-head with their remaining foes: Alberto Del Rio, Bad News Barrett, Damien Sandow, Ryback & Titus O’Neil.

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In the height of the action, Barrett and Del Rio elected to take a walk. But, as Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins continued to pulverize their opponents, Roman Reigns caught up with Mexico’s Greatest Export.

Then, after Reigns defeated Damien Sandow with the Spear, the still hungry Ambrose & Rollins passed Titus and Ryback into the ring to suffer a pair of post-match Reigns Spears, before the black-clad trio finished off The Human Wrecking Ball with the Triple Powerbomb.


SmackDown Live Results: April 25, 2014

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Santino & Emma vs. Fandango & Layla ended in a No Contest ( WATCH | PHOTOS)

The Shield took out Brad Maddox ( WATCH)

Luke Harper & Erick Rowan def. Cody Rhodes & Goldust ( WATCH | PHOTOS)

Curtis Axel def. Jey Uso ( WATCH | PHOTOS)

The Shield laid waste to 3MB ( WATCH)

Tamina def. Natalya ( WATCH | PHOTOS)

Cesaro def. Jack Swagger ( WATCH | PHOTOS)

Vickie Guerrero places The Shield in an 11-on-3 Handicap SmackDown main event!