Pennsylvania wrestling fans got their money's worth when WWE SmackDown went to Hershey for the March 29 taping.
As usual, The Rock stole the show in the opening, coming out to a huge ovation and describing to fans how he grew up in nearby Bethlehem, Pa.—he even brought a Hershey bar out with him, much to the liking of the crowd.
The wrestling world didn't see any new titleholders in this episode of SmackDown, but saw its fair share of action and drama at the Giant Center.
Here's what went down in Tuesday's taping of WWE SmackDown. Results are courtesy of PWMania.com.
Chris Jericho def. Wade Barrett (non-title)
Daniel Bryan and Kaitlyn (along with Kane) def. Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee (along with Big E Langston)
Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) vs. The Great Khali (with Natalya and Hornswoggle) results in a double count out
Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show def. Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Antonio Cesaro
Randy Orton, Sheamus and Ryback def. the Shield (Dark Match)
Chris Jericho Wants a Shot at the Title
Following his defeat of Wade Barrett, Chris Jericho made it known that he would love nothing more than a rematch against Barrett, but this time, with the Intercontinental title on the line.
After exchanging blows in the night's opening match, Jericho eventually beat Barrett via the Codebreaker, highlighting Y2J's need to fight Barrett again for the title. Following his defeat of Barrett, Jericho acknowledged that he'll likely fight Fandango next, who attacked the former champ after Jericho lost to Jack Swagger.
Fandango wound up coming out during Jericho's speech and making a full entrance only to have Jericho make fun of his name and eventually dance back out of the picture, leaving fans to wonder if this will be a long-running feud between Jericho and Fandango.
Orton, Sheamus and Big Show Continue Their Dominance
One week after beating 3MB on SmackDown, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show were at it again when they took down Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and Antonio Cesaro.
This match saw a ton of action, from Sheamus slapping Cesaro around, to Orton getting some solid shots in on RhodesCody, but in the end, Sheamus landed the Brogue Kick on Rhodes and that was that.
So do Orton and Sheamus have themselves a partner for WrestleMania?
Following Sheamus' selfish ways from last week in Cincinnati, this storyline looks like it could still have some skepticism to it. However, Orton, Sheamus and Ryback appeared to be on the same page when they took care of The Shield in what turned out to be the dark match of the night.
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