The 714th edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the O2 Arena in London, England. Four nights after The Shield picked up their biggest victory to date when they managed to defeat the mega-team of The Undertaker, Kane, & Daniel Bryan, “The Phenom” descends upon SmackDown as, for the first time in three years, “The Deadman” would compete on Friday night as The Undertaker goes one-on-one with one-third of The Shield, Dean Ambrose! Also, in a rematch from last week’s SmackDown, the two challengers in the Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules would go one-on-one as “The Real American” Jack Swagger would face “The Mexican Aristocrat” Alberto Del Rio and, this time, there will be no disqualifications!
- No DQ: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) def. Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) by pin following the Swagger Bomb.
- Layla def. Aksana with the Infinity roll-up.
- Fandango def. Justin Gabriel by pin following the leg drop off of the top rope.
- Big Show (with Mark Henry) def. Sheamus by pin following the K.O. Punch.
- Non-Title: Wade Barrett def. William Regal by pin following the Bull Hammer Elbow.
- Mark Henry def. Randy Orton by DQ after Sheamus interferes.
- The Undertaker def. Dean Ambrose (with Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) by submission to Hell’s Gate.
The show kicks off with a big rematch from last week’s SmackDown as “The Real American” Jack Swagger, with Zeb Colter in his corner, would go one-on-one with “The Mexican Aristocrat” Alberto Del Rio, with Ricardo Rodriguez in his corner, and, this time, there would be no disqualifications! The first man to use the no disqualification stipulation to his advantage was Jack Swagger, who takes possession of a kendo stick, using it to assault the already injured knee of Alberto Del Rio. Shortly after this, Del Rio would mount a comeback on the outside of the ring, delivering a suplex to Swagger on the steel ramp! Del Rio then pulls a ladder out from under the ring, propping it up on the apron and dropping Swagger face-first on the implement! Later on in the match, Swagger would retrieve a steel chair, propping it up in the corner, but Del Rio would regain the advantage, trapping Swagger in the ropes and wearing him out with kendo stick shots to the back, followed by the Back Stabber. After a back-and-forth battle with both men trying to lock in their signature submission maneuvers, Swagger shoves Del Rio into the steel chair propped up in the corner, but is still unable to keep Del Rio down for the three-count. Swagger then heads to the outside to grab the ladder, but when he slides the ladder into the ring, Del Rio takes advantage, hopping on the ladder and driving the steel ladder into the jaw of Swagger! Shortly after this, Del Rio is able to lock the cross armbreaker in on Swagger, but Zeb Colter hands the kendo stick to Swagger, who wastes no time in using the weapon to break out of the cross armbreaker. After again wearing Del Rio out with the kendo stick, Swagger tosses the steel ladder on top of Del Rio before Swagger drops Del Rio with the Swagger Bomb, picking up the hard-fought win!
The Divas were in action on SmackDown as the England-born Layla went one-on-one with Aksana. In the end, it was Layla catching Aksana with her Infinity roll-up to pick up the win.
“The Dancing Enigma” was in action on SmackDown as Fandango went one-on-one with Justin Gabriel. In the end, it was Fandango landing the leg drop off of the top rope on Justin Gabriel en route to picking up the win.
A rivalry was renewed on SmackDown as “The Celtic Warrior” Sheamus went one-on-one with “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show. During the intense match, Sheamus would climb to the top rope, but Mark Henry would come out of nowhere, distracting Sheamus long enough for Big Show to level Sheamus with the K.O. Punch en route to pinning Sheamus for the win.
SmackDown would feature a battle of the Englishmen as, in a non-title match, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett went one-on-one with the legendary William Regal. In the end, it was Wade Barrett putting down William Regal with the Bull Hammer Elbow en route to picking up the win.
“The Viper” would have a tough task on his hands on SmackDown as Randy Orton would go one-on-one with “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry. During the match, Sheamus would get his payback on Mark Henry, blasting Henry with the Brogue Kick! After the match, Randy Orton would drop Mark Henry with the RKO as well!
Then it was time for the huge main event as, for the first time in three years, The Undertaker would be in action on SmackDown as “The Phenom” would go one-on-one with one-third of The Shield, Dean Ambrose, with Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns in his corner! Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns were a constant factor in the match, but The Undertaker would still reign supreme, using Hell’s Gate, forcing Ambrose to tap out to pick up the win! After the match, The Shield would strike, but “The Phenom” manages to combat the trio. However, when The Undertaker tries to chokeslam Seth Rollins on the outside, Roman Reigns charges The Undertaker, driving Undertaker through the ringside barricade with a Spear! The Shield then pick apart The Undertaker as Dean Ambrose twice drives a steel chair into the spine of The Undertaker before Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns hoist Undertaker up and drill him through the announce table with the three-man powerbomb!
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