With only two nights left before “The Show of Shows” WrestleMania XXX, the 763rd edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to you from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Before he makes his grand return to WrestleMania this Sunday as the official host of the show, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan would appear on SmackDown for the first time in over a decade! What will “The Hulkster” have in store for SmackDown? Also, on a special pre-WrestleMania edition of SmackDown, SmackDown would feature special footage from WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans.
Before they join 28 other Superstars in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania, “The Show-Off” Dolph Ziggler would go one-on-one with Titus O’Neil on SmackDown, while, in tag team action, The Real Americans would face Los Matadores.
- Dolph Ziggler def. Titus O’Neil by pin following the Zig Zag.
- The Real Americans (with Zeb Colter) def. Los Matadores (with El Torito) by Cesaro pinning Los Matador following the Neutralizer.
Two nights before they join 28 other Superstars in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania, SmackDown would kick off with “The Show-Off” Dolph Ziggler going one-on-one with Titus O’Neil. In the end, it was Dolph Ziggler hitting the Zig Zag on Titus O’Neil, pinning Titus for the win.
After a special look at WrestleMania Axxess in New Orleans with Renee Young & Jerry “The King” Lawler, SmackDown would feature tag team action as, two nights before they take part in the Fatal 4-Way Tag Match for the WWE Tag Team Titles on the WrestleMania Pre-Show, The Real Americans, with Zeb Colter in their corner, would face Los Matadores, with El Torito in their corner. During the match, Zeb Colter would slap Cesaro across the face, firing Cesaro up and allowing The Real Americans to regain the advantage in the match. In the end, it was Cesaro hitting one of the Los Matadores with the Neutralizer en route to picking up the win for The Real Americans.
After special interviews with Batista and The Shield and a look back at the conclusion of RAW this past Monday, it was time for WWE Hall of Famer and WrestleMania XXX Host Hulk Hogan to return to SmackDown. Hulk Hogan says that it feels great to be back on SmackDown and he is so pumped up for WrestleMania. Hogan continues, saying that he has countless WrestleMania memories, like the very first WrestleMania and his match against The Rock at WrestleMania X8. However, Hogan says that the most memorable moment of his career was slamming Andre The Giant at WrestleMania III and that is why he will be so proud to present the Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy to the first ever winner of the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Hogan then asks the fans what are they going to do when WrestleMania and the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal “run wild on you”.
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