WWE Smackdown spoilers & analysis- May 28th 2015
-Dean Ambrose opens Smackdown with an in ring promo. He talks about Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and his upcoming title match at Elimination Chamber.
-The Lucha Dragons defeat Cesaro/Kidd in an incredible bout. New Day, PTP, Ascension and Los Matadores were all at ringside throughout the match.
-R-Truth defeated King Barrett in a short bout. Sheamus attacked both competitors following the match’s conclusion.
-Renee Young interviews Lana backstage before Rusev interrupts.
-Ryback defeated Rusev by DQ.
-Paige defeated Naomi.
-Michael Cole brings out Kevin Owens for an in ring interview. He tells Cole he’s been in WWE for two weeks but has been wrestling for 15 years all over the world. Owens also talks about his upcoming match with John Cena at Elimination Chamber. He says Cena has never beaten him and Cena needs to prove something to him. We get a look back at Owens destroying Sami Zayn in NXT before Owens proclaims that if he did something that bad to someone he cared about, imagine what he will do to Cena.
-Reigns and Ambrose defeated Kane and Seth Rollins via DQ when J&J Security interfered. The New Day run down to attack Ambrose but Reigns makes the save. Kane/Rollins go on the attack and Rollins hits a pedigree on Ambrose. Kane and Rollins stand tall to end Smackdown.
The tag division was actually able to hype their historic elimination chamber bout unlike on Raw where they were given minimal time in a chaotic cluster. Cesaro/Kidd and The Lucha Dragons are both incredible teams and reportedly put on a fantastic match.
The tension between Lana and Rusev also continued. The IC Elimination Chamber should also be very intriguing. Sheamus, Ziggler and Rusev would probably be the favourites with Barrett having an outside chance. However having Barrett lose to Truth so quickly on Smackdown isn’t a good sign considering Truth was squashed by Rusev on Raw and probably shouldn’t even be in the bout to begin with.
The divas triple threat bout didn’t really get much more build with Paige simply defeating Naomi in a short match. However the match itself at Elimination Chamber should still be fairly solid.
Kevin Owens has been booked superbly both in NXT and on the main roster. It will be interesting to see though if Owens continues making appearances on the main roster after his match with Cena. Their bout at EC is also sure to be legendary.
Reigns was also featured in a prominent spot on the show once again and continued his involvement in the Rollins vs Ambrose feud despite not actually having a match booked for the Elimination Chamber. It’s possible that he may get involved in the EC main event, maybe even turning heel by attacking Ambrose to start a new feud between the two.
We are now only days away for the Elimination Chamber event and every match looks extremely promising.