async src="//"> The Wrestling Chronicle: 2/22/13 SMACKDOWN RESULTS

Friday, February 22, 2013


The show starts off with  a vignette promoting Jack Swagger's big win at the Elimination Chamber also the unveiling of the new WWE Title, the main event this Monday on Raw and what it could mean for Wrestlemania. Ricardo Rodriguez comes out and introduce Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio comes out and he said he listened and took notice to Jack Swagger's State of the Union address and what Jack and Zeb fail to realize is this country was built by immigrants. And if he thinks people are just looking for a hand out then why doesn't he come out so he can lay his hand across his face. Randy Orton comes out instead and said he was robbed by Jack Swagger at Elimination Chamber and Del Rio should step aside and should let him take care of Swagger. Smackdown GM Booker T. comes out and announces Alberto will be competing in a Champions vs. Champions match with Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett. He also says Randy Orton will get his wish and face Jack Swagger tonight.

Back from commercial and Sheamus makes his way down to the ring for his match against Damien Sandow. Sandow says tonight we will all bear witness to a monumental occasion, the destruction of Sheamus. In the beginning of the match Sheamus is heavy on the offense, even throwing Sandow into the barricade outside twice. Sheamus is more aggressive then normal and the announcers are implying he's still angry about losing to The Shield Sunday and Monday night. During the break Sandow was able to get the upper hand by shoving Sheamus into the ring post while he was standing on the apron. Sandow continues with the heavy offense but it only keeps resulting in 2 counts. Sheamus starts showing signs of life but they keep going back and forth. After White Noise then hits a onster Brogue Kick to pick up the win.

After the match we get a recap of the press conference announcement regarding New Orleans being the host city for Wrestlemania XXX.

Back from commercial break and we get a quick look at The Shields's big wins at Elimination Chamber and this past Monday Night Raw.

We're on to the ring for a Divas tag match between Kaitlyn & Layla vs. Aksana & Tamina Snuka. You know what? Aksana isn't all that bad in the ring. The finish comes with a blind tag to Kaitlyn from Layla who fights out of the shoulder carry. Kaitlyn hits the spear coming off the ropes and gets the three count.

Back from commercial break and we get another recap of the Rock's unveiling of the new WWE Title. Remember this Monday John Cena puts his WWE Title shot on the line vs. CM Punk.

Jack Swagger is on his way to the ring for his match vs. Randy Orton when he and Zeb Colter are stopped by Wade Barrett. Barrett says he loves what Zeb and Jack stand for and relishes the chance to fight the perpetrator of the man who is against what they stand for. Colter says there must be a miscommunication because Wade is just like Del Rio, he isn't from America so he's taking a job away from an American. The South Park "DEY TOOK OUR JERRRRBS" bit keeps playing in my head. We cut back to the ring where Randy Orton is making way down. As weird as the who super patriotoc angle is, it really had me interested in Jack Swagger for the first time since he debuted. He does fit the bill of a corn-fed country strong super patriot too. Let's hope his hiccup doesn't hurt his momentum as bad as were expecting it to be. After working over the ankle of Orton pretty good Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock but can't get it locked on. They roll to the outside where Orton hits a Thesz Press. Back from commercial break and both men are battling it out in the ring. Pretty back and forth match. We head back out to the ring floor where Swagger sends Orton into the ring steps. He rolls back into the ring and covers him for a pin but only gets a two count. The aggressive Jack Swagger is really doing some great ring work. After blocking a couple duplexes, Randy Orton hits one of his own. He hits his vintage snap power slam but gets countered going into his back breaker. Swagger goes for the Swagger Splash but Orton counters. He hits the guillotine DDT but Colter pulls him to the outside before Orton could capitalize. As Orton goes to pull Swagger in Swagger thumbs Orton in the eye and holds him as he comes off the apron. Orton falls back and Swagger quickly goes back in the ring and rolls Orton up for the three count. Replay shows Swagger had his foot on the rope while the referee was counting.

After break we get a recap of Mr. McMahon challenging Paul Heyman to a fight this Monday on Raw. They also show the trailer for Dead Man Down, a film Intercontinental Champ Wade Barrett has a part in.

Wade is backstage with Matt Striker. Before Wade could get a word in Sheamus says he isn't the star of the movie the real star is Colin Farrell. Sheamus then says he can do an impersonation of Wade Barrett in the movie, he stands still as a statue for 30 seconds. Barrett says thats funny but he has a question for Sheamus. How did it feel to lose to The Shield two nights in a row because from where Wade was, it bloody hilarious.

We cut back to the ring where The Miz is set to take on Cody Rhodes. Miz is still heavily bandaged up after suffering an attack from Antonio Cesaro a while back on Raw. Cody is doing a good job targeting the injury. Rhodes goes for the Alabama Slam but Miz was able to roll out and turn it into the figure four leg lock. Rhodes taps out.

WWE shows the Zeb Colter YouTube video where he speaks about immigrants coming to America and people looking for hand outs.

Wade Barrett  comes down to the ring for his match against World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio. After Del Rio makes his entrance Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter come out to scout their Wrestlemania opponent. Del Rio begins the match on the offense. After getting pummeled for a few Barrett heads to the outside where Ricardo Rodriguez mocks him. He chases Rodriguez down but as he turns the corner Del Rio drop kicks him through the ropes. We come back from commercial with Wade Barrett finally on the offense for the match. Action spills ouutside where Barrett sends Del Rio into the ring steps. He rolls him back in the ring and goes for the cover but he only gets a 2 count. After some time Del Rio is back on offense. He hits a tilt a whirl back breaker and a super kick but only gets a 2 count. Del Rio lets Barrett breathe and gets caught with a devestating Winds of Change. After a brief exchange Barrett sets up for the Bullhammer Elbow. He throws it but Del Rio ducks. He turns him around and locks on the cross arm breaker and Barrett taps.

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