WWE Smackdown spoilers & analysis: May 7th 2015
-The show opens with Jerry Lawler interviewing King Barrett. Lawler refuses to say ‘All hail King Barrett’ as requested. A physical altercation almost breaks out but Dolph Ziggler makes the save.
-Ziggler defeats Barrett by DQ after Sheamus interferes. Neville makes the save to set up a tag team bout.
-Dolph Ziggler and Neville defeated Sheamus and King Barrett in tag team action.
-Luke Harper defeated Fandango. After the match, Eric Rowan came down and helped beat down Fandango.
-Rusev came out and cut a promo on John Cena. Lana got cheered so he sent her away.
-The New Day defeated Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Ryback. The lights when out mid-match teasing a Bray Wyatt appearance which allowed New Day to roll up Kidd but Bray never actually appeared.
-Naomi defeated Emma. Post-match Naomi and Tamina attacked Emma.
-The Lucha Dragons defeated Los Matadores
-Kane introduced Rollins, Reigns, Orton and Ambrose for the Payback contract signing. Rollins attempts to talk Kane into cancelling the bout but eventually gives in and signs the contract. After the contract has been signed Ambrose clears the table and says ‘we all know how this was gonna end’ and then a brawl ensued. Seth Rollins was the last man standing and stood tall to close the show.
The Sheamus v Ziggler and Barrett v Neville feuds both continued with a rematch of their tag bout on Raw. This time round though the babyfaces were victorious. The two feuds will likely have rematches at Payback.
It also appears that WWE may be reuniting the Wyatt family, or at the very least putting Rowan and Harper back together. Rowan and Harper make a great tag team and could further boost the tag team division. However reuniting the entire trio would also be a fairly smart move to help bring back Wyatt’s aura.
The tension between Rusev and Lana also continued. A split between the two is extremely likely at Payback and would likely affect the result of the match.
A typical contract signing turned brawl closed the show and will hype the Payback main event. Finally for once it was the WWE World Heavyweight champion Rollins that looked strong. The addition of Ambrose to the match has really revived an extra interest in the bout.
Payback is drawing closer now, so look for WWE to start officially confirming more matches soon.