The WWE taped their weekly “WWE SmackDown” television show on Tuesday night and Vickie Guerrero showed up when it started. Guerrero, who was supposed to leave the WWE after “Wrestlemania 30,” is still with the company fulfilling her contractual duties. According to PWS, there were two dark matches and then the rest of the show focused on The Shield.
The two dark matches, neither of which will air on television on Friday night, saw two NXT talents get some wins. In the first match, Bo Dallas came out and beat a local wrestler. In the second match, Sami Zayn beat Heath Slater.
“WWE SmackDown” opened with Vickie Guerrero coming out and saying The Authority have the night off. She then booked The Shield to wrestle another 11-on-one handicap match, much like on “WWE Monday Night Raw” two weeks ago. She also set up a debate between managers Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter.
The debate opened the show. Paul Heyman spent most of the time talking about Brock Lesnar. The two managers then argued until it was broken up and the first match starred their charges. In that match, Cesaro beat Jack Swagger with the Neutralizer. After the match The Shield showed up and took out Swagger with the Triple Powerbomb, a preemptive measure heading into their handicap match.
Tamina Snuka beat Natalya in the next match. This is leading to Tamina looking strong heading into her “Extreme Rules” special event match with Divas Champion Paige. After that, The Shield attacked 3MB backstage and beat up all three men. Vickie Guerrero then left and Brad Maddox said he would keep control.
Curtis Axel beat Jey Uso in the next match as the two prepare for their tag team battle at “Extreme Rules.” Next up on “WWE SmackDown,” the steel cage lowered around the ring. The Wyatt Family came out and Bray Wyatt said that John Cena’s own fans are turning on their hero. He then sat on the cage and sang to the crowd.
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper beat Cody Rhodes and Goldust. The end came with miscommunication when Goldust was pushed into Cody, knocking him off the turnbuckle. It seems they are working on finally splitting up the Rhodes brothers.
The Shield beat up Brad Maddox in the general manager’s office. Santino and Emma came to the ring for their never ending feud with Fandango. However, as Fandango was coming out, they attacked Fandango and hit the Triple Powerbomb off the stage.
By this point, the handicap match was only five-on-three. The Shield fought Ryback, Titus O’Neil, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio and Bad News Barrett. The end of “WWE SmackDown” saw Barrett run away and The Shield take out the other four men. “WWE SmackDown” airs on SyFy on Friday nights at 8 p.m. EST.