SmackDown Results — March 12, 2015: After joining WrestleMania’s Intercontinental Title Ladder Match, Bryan wins a Six-Man Tag Team Match alongside Zigger & Ambrose

Chaos ensued following Daniel Bryan’s Intercontinental Title Match announcement

DETROIT — The Road to WrestleMania kicked into high gear with a huge Six-Man Tag Team main event. Plus, Daniel Bryan set his sights on a new prize, Randy Orton made a huge challenge to Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns delivered The World’s Strongest Spear.

Things turn volatile as Daniel Bryan sets his sights on the Intercontinental Championship: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

The struggle continues over the Intercontinental Title, as WWE's "Yes!" Man officially joins the WrestleMania Ladder Match.

WWE’s “Yes!” Man kicked off SmackDown with a big announcement: He officially added his name to the multi-Superstar Intercontinental Title Ladder Match at WrestleMania 31, vying for a title he has yet to capture! This seemingly good news for the WWE Universe was met with bad news from the current titleholder, Bad News Barrett, who soon arrived to spoil the fun.

Photos: Bryan's title announcement |  Watch: Definitive Intercontinental Title Matches

The Intercontinental Title was soon front and center on the best show on Thursday night as R-Truth flaunted the coveted championship on the ramp with every other participant in the upcoming contest sharing a spot inside the squared circle. Before the British champion could chase after the rapping Superstar, though, an all-out brawl broke out, with the “Yes!” Man, Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler clearing the ring of Barrett, Stardust and Luke Harper. 

Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Los Matadores def. Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & The Usos

8-Man Tag Team Match: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

8-Man Tag Team Match: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

With the tag team division wide open and The Showcase of Immortals rapidly approaching, four of WWE’s top tag teams each took turns showcasing their skills in an action-packed Eight-Man Tag Team Match. The two sides — featuring Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Los Matadores against Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & The Usos — had issues staying on the same page as the competitive nature of each duo ended up taking precedent over teamwork.

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In the end, Fernando & Diego pulled a fast one over Kingston to pick up the win, further strengthening their claim for a possible WWE Tag Team Title opportunity and building momentum on The Road to WrestleMania.

Ryback def. The Miz

Ryback vs. The Miz: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

The Big Guy looks to feed on an A-list meal.

The Miz battled fellow WrestleMania Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal participant Ryback in a one-on-one showdown, but without Damien Mizdow in his corner. The A-lister ordered his personal assistant — who also will be competing in the WrestleMania 31 Battle Royal — to stay backstage and attend to his assistant duties.

Photos: Ryback vs. The Miz

The Awesome One could have used some help, however, as The Big Guy feasted on The Awesome One with Shell Shocked.

Mark Henry confronted Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns Spears a returning Mark Henry through the barricade: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

When The World's Strongest Man returns to take issue with the No. 1 contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Title, The Big Dog takes issue with him.

Paul Heyman’s impassioned speech on Raw was met with an equally emotional reaction from Roman Reigns on SmackDown, but it was the surprise return of Mark Henry that really got The Big Dog hot under the collar.

Photos: World's Strongest Spear |  Watch: Brock Lesnar destroys legends

The World’s Strongest Man tried to tell the Samoan Superstar he can’t beat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31, but the returning competitor found out the hard way that you don’t tell Reigns what he can’t do. After getting pushed by his massive detractor, WWE’s powerhouse Superstar responded by delivering a Superman Punch and Spearing Henry through the barricade. 

Paige & AJ Lee def. Cameron & Summer Rae

AJ Lee & Paige vs. Summer Rae & Cameron: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

Two of WWE's most unpredictable Divas look to coexist in tag team action, with The Bella Twins looking on.

The Bella Twins sat in with the SmackDown announce team and got a good look at their WrestleMania 31 opponents, Paige & AJ Lee — who defeated Cameron & Summer Rae after The Diva of Tomorrow made the sultry Summer tap-out to the PTO.

Photos: Paige & AJ vs. Cameron & Summer |  WrestleMania 31: Divas Tag Team Match preview

Tensions ran high after the contest as the dust cleared, with Nikki Bella throwing her hat at the British beauty. This resulted in Paige and the Divas Champion having to be pulled apart by their tag team partners.

Randy Orton’s venomous message

Randy Orton returns to SmackDown with an exclusive interview: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

Following his vicious Raw assault on Seth Rollins, The Viper sits down with Michael Cole.

Randy Orton returned to SmackDown in an exclusive interview, unleashing some verbal venom against Seth Rollins and The Authority.

Watch: Orton dismantles Rollins

Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler def. Bad News Barrett, Stardust & Luke Harper

Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose & Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett, Stardust & Luke Harper: SmackDown, March 12, 2015

Just 17 days before the Intercontinental Title Ladder Match at WrestleMania, six of its participants square off in SmackDown's main event.

The rollercoaster ride that is the Intercontinental Title chase reached fast and furious levels in SmackDown’s Six-Man Tag Team Match main event. And amid the chaos in the contest’s final moments, Daniel Bryan tagged himself in on Dolph Ziggler and hit a Running Knee on Luke Harper to pick up the victory for his team in the battle of Ladder Match participants.

Photos: Six-Man Tag Team Match |  Intercontinental Title Ladder Match preview

The feel-good moment would not last long, however. The Showoff and Dean Ambrose seemed to take exception to The Beard attracting all the glory during a post-match interview with Michael Cole, with both Superstars calling the “Yes!” Man a “turd.” Can the pursuit for the Intercontinental Title get any crazier? 

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