- Thanks to Chris Lea (@ShoSmoove) and Ben Smith for the following WWE SmackDown spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Greensboro, North Carolina:
* Daniel Bryan comes out to kick off SmackDown. He cuts a promo and is very over with the crowd. Kane comes out and Bryan says he’s breaking up Team Hell No so he can be tag champions with Randy Orton. Kane says they won’t win. Bryan asks if it’s because Kane thinks he’s the weakest link. Kane chokes Bryan and Orton comes out to stop him. Orton says if Kane hurts Bryan, he hurts his team for Sunday. Orton threatens to RKO Kane. Bryan says he doesn’t need help. The Shield appears on the big screen and laughs. They love the problems going on in the ring. SmackDown goes to commercial.
* Sheamus vs. Antonio Cesaro is next. Cesaro comes out and says he will play host to Sheamus’ Irish wake. Sheamus wins the match with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus suffered a nasty gash in his back after being thrown into the steel steps.
* As Sheamus is leaving, Damien Sandow attacks him from behind on the entrance ramp.
* Chris Jericho is backstage talking about his match against CM Punk but is interrupted by Paul Heyman. Jericho says the match will be a rare one and will exceed expectations.
* Aksana vs. Kaitlyn is up next. Kaitlyn slaps the referee and Aksana runs away. No winner is announced.
* Curtis Axel vs. Wade Barrett is up next. Barrett says they could get hurt so they should wait and fight on Sunday at Payback. The Miz comes out and says everyone wants to see them fight now. Axel pins Barrett to win the match. Miz lays out Axel with a Skull Crushing Finale after the match.
* Randy Orton, Kane and Daniel Bryan beat Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose in the main event. Bryan made Rollins tap out to get the win. Lilian Garcia made an announcement that it was the first time The Shield has ever been defeated in six-man action.