Ten nights before WrestleMania, the 813th edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown came to you from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO. As his match with Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event of WrestleMania draws ever closer, SmackDown would kick off with the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Roman Reigns, as Roman would address his WrestleMania opponent and his face-to-face confrontation with “The Beast” this Monday night on RAW, as well as the very controversial comments made by Brock Lesnar in an exclusive interview on RAW.
A little over a week before they join Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett in a seven-man Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship, the six challengers would take part in a Gauntlet Match on SmackDown as Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, R-Truth, Stardust, Luke Harper, & Dolph Ziggler would all compete in individual one-on-one matches and, when one man is defeated, another Superstar will come out. This will continue until all six competitors have entered the match with the last man standing being declared the winner of the Gauntlet Match with that individual gaining major momentum for the Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match.
- Paige def. Brie Bella by roll-up.
- Gauntlet Match: Dolph Ziggler def. Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper, Dean Ambrose, R-Truth, & Stardust.
- Dean Ambrose def. Stardust by sunset flip counter roll-up.
- Dean Ambrose (with Stardust) def. R-Truth by pin following Dirty Deeds.
- Luke Harper def. Dean Ambrose by pin with a sitout powerbomb.
- Daniel Bryan def. Luke Harper by submission to a kneebar.
- Dolph Ziggler def. Daniel Bryan by pin following the Zig Zag.
- 6-Being Interspecies Tag Match: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd and Natalya def. Los Matadores & El Torito by Natalya pinning El Torito with a sitdown powerbomb.
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match: Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins & Kane (with J&J Security) by pinning Kane following the Spear.
See page 2 for detailed results.