Ryback will do battle with Kane tonight. Will Dolph Ziggler be able to hold on to the Intercontinental Title belt he stole from Bad New Barrett Monday night or will the belt change hands again? How will Roman Reigns react to Paul Heyman’s prediction that his client Brock Lesnar will destroy him at WrestleMania 31? Will Lesnar himself show up tonight? AJ Lee is back and she’ll face Brie Bella tonight. What’s next for John Cena after being denied a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and what other names will be added to the match? All this and more tonight on SmackDown.
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* Dolph Ziggler opens the show wearing Barrett’s Intercontinental belt and announces he is officially entering the Ladder Match at WrestleMania. Ziggler is about to ask Daniel Bryan to come out but Barrett interrupts him and tells him to either hand back the title now or he’s going to take it from his unconscious body. Ziggler tells him to come get it but Luke Harper attacks him from behind. As Barrett is about to pick up the belt, Harper steps on it. It turns into a big melee for the belt as Dean Ambrose also comes out. R-Truth sneaks into the ring and grabs it while everyone is occupied. He hides under the ring for a minute then escapes as Ziggler and Ambrose look on.
* Cesaro, Tyson Kidd (with Natalya) vs. Los Matadores — Cesaro swings one of Los Matadores by his legs into a drop kick from Kidd, then the pin.
* Big Show tells Kane he plans to enter and win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal then replace Andre’s head on the trophy with his own. Kane tells Big Show he’s also entering the Battle Royal and plans on winning. Big Show says it depends which Kane shows up, Demon Kane or the guy from Men’s Wearhouse.
* Ryback vs. Kane — Kane gets distracted by Big Show on the apron and this allows Ryback to flatten Kane with a Meat Hook clothesline and the pin. Kane and Big Show exchange words and Kane announces Big Show will face Ryback right now. Kane interferes but the distraction helps Big Show and he lands a KO punch and the pin.
* AJ Lee (with Paige) vs. Brie Bella (with Nikki) — AJ locks Brie up in a Black Widow. Nikki tries to interfere and save her sister but Paige prevents her from getting in the ring and Brie is forced to tap out.
* New Day vs. Miz, Damien Mizdow — While Miz argues with Mizdow, Big E picks Miz up and Kofi comes off the ropes on him. Big E then gets the pin.
* Video is played of a Roman Reigns promo for his upcoming match against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.
* Rusev vs. Jack Swagger — Rusev submits Swagger with an Accolade. Curtis Axel appears on the Titantron after the match saying he’s coming for Rusev and will challenge him on Monday’s Raw.
* Bad News Barrett, Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose — R-Truth is ringside with guest commentary and Barrett’s belt. Ziggler finishes Harper with a super kick and a Zig Zag. Barrett attacks Ziggler after the match then goes after R-Truth and his belt. Ambrose attacks Barrett as R-Truth begins to walk off with the belt. Harper stops him and Truth lays it on the ground. As Harper goes to pick it up Truth kicks him and takes it back. Truth begins to walk out Daniel Bryan meets him. Truth gives him the belt and says “take it”. At this point Stardust comes out and attacks Bryan from behind. He takes the belt and climbs a ladder that is set up in effect declaring himself the champ.