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SMACKDOWN STORYLINE TRACKER 3/9 - Sheamus-Bryan, GM Feud, Orton-Kane, McIntyre re-hired

Mar 16, 2012 - 6:10:35 PM
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WWE Smackdown Storyline Tracker
By Robin Scannell, PWTorch Specialist

Episode - March 9, 2012

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(1) Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan

Michael Cole announced he would interview Sheamus and Daniel Bryan. Bryan came out with A.J. and, when asked about the role of luck in his championship run, he said he hasn’t been lucky, as when you’re good, you don’t need luck. He said it has been his pure knowledge and application of scientific wrestling; it has been living a clean vegan lifestyle, in addition to his charisma and undeniable sex appeal contributing to all of his success.

Sheamus was also asked about luck and he admitted he was lucky, but he said that he believed that you make your own luck. He said that Bryan hides behind A.J. Then, A.J. tried to give her opinion, but Bryan told her to shut up. Bryan said that A.J. has literally gotten in his way. Sheamus called Bryan an arrogant self-delusional wimp. Sheamus then told Bryan that he’d beat him for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.

In the main event, Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus defeated Daniel Byran, Cody Rhodes, and The Miz. During the match, Big Show chased Rhodes up the ramp. The win came when Orton pinned Miz after an RKO. After the match, Kane came out and Orton and Kane brawled through the arena.

***

(2) GM Feud / Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger

Smackdown opened with a cage above the ring, being lowered. David Otunga introduced John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis then said that he was giving the fans a title match in a cage.

Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger in the cage match that followed to retain the United States Title. He won when Vickie Guerrero, trying to shut the door, swung it shut onto Jack Swagger, allowing Santino to then crawl out of the cage.

Reax: Zack Ryder still has his title re-match, so it’s possible that they’ll go to that match when Ryder returns from his storyline injury.

Backstage, John Laurinaitis announced Kane vs. Aksana, but Teddy Long asked him not to. Laurinaitis made him say please and apology to him. Laurinaitis then booked him vs. Long, and if Teddy wins, the match will happen.

Backstage, Teddy Long was getting ready for his match when Aksana asked him to lose the match. Long said he had to teach him a lesson. Backstage, John Laurinaitis was preparing for his match, and asked if Otunga had seen Kane. Otunga said that Kane was an angry monster.

Teddy Long (with Aksana) defeated John Laurinaitis (with David Otunga) after a distraction from Kane, followed by Orton, who hit an RKO on Kane.

Reax: One problem here is why can’t Long teach Laurinaitis a lesson while still losing? The easy way to do it is to get yourself disqualified, which happens all the time.

***

(3) Drew McIntyre is re-hired

Drew McIntyre said that he’s here because of John Laurinaitis and that he was told he could have his job back if he could beat a mystery opponent. The Great Khali came to the ring, but David Otunga then came out and announced announced that Hornswoggle was McIntyre’s real opponent. Drew McIntyre defeated Hornswoggle, when the referee stopped the match. Khali then chopped McIntyre.

Reax: Why was Great Khali sent out to the ring then? I’m not quite sure I understand that. This segment was not good. Teddy Long can just fire McIntyre next week, surely? Or, if John Laurinaitis wants him, he can hire him back to Raw.

***

Other Stories

- Mark Henry defeated Ezekiel Jackson in a short match.

- Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Primo & Epico (with Rosa Mendes). This means they’re likely to get a Tag Title match on television soon.

Current Feuds Active this Week (# weeks)

Smackdown

Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (3)
Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes (3)
Teddy Long vs. John Laurinaitis (3)
Randy Orton vs. Kane (2)

Feel free to email any comments to scannell.torch@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @robinocracy for my thoughts on the wrestling and non-wrestling related things.

[Torch art credit Travis Beaven (c) PWTorch.com]


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