WWE Smackdown Results (3/29) – The Rock, Big Johnny Returns, Henry/Ryback Benchpress Challenge

Bill Pritchard

Chris Jericho vs Wade Barrett

Wade sends Jericho into the ropes and hits a shoulder block, then Jericho comes back with a clothesline that sends Wade out to the floor. Jericho pumps up the crowd and dives on Wade, then he throws him into the barricade before rolling him in and kicking him in between the shoulders. Wade catches him with a punch and throws him into the corner, then Jericho whips him across the ring but Wade kicks him in the face and knocks him off the apron. We get back from a commercial to see Jericho hit a shoulder block, then he hits another before heading up top and punching Wade in the top of the head. Jericho goes for a Lionsault but Wade counters with Winds of Change for two, then Jericho comes right back with a top rope crossbody block for a near fall.

Wade lifts Jericho but Jericho counters with a Walls attempt, then Wade kicks him away but Jericho pulls the ropes down and Wade crashes outside. Wade throws Jericho into the broadcast table and taunts Miz (on commentary), then Miz gets in his face and Wade talks trash before getting in the ring, but Jericho catches him with a Codebreaker to pick up the win. Jericho says he'd love to savor this win, but the stage is set up so it looks like his Wrestlemania opponent will come to the arena. He says he will try to pronounce the name again, but he completely butchers it several times until Fandango comes out with his dancer. Jericho tries to cut him off so Fandango stops, then Jericho invites him in the ring but Fandango stops and heads backstage.

Winner – Chris Jericho

After a highlight clip of the Brock Lesnar versus Triple H feud, Josh Mathews is shown interviewing Paul Heyman earlier in the day, but Heyman says he'll get to the point. Heyman says they are putting HHH in a 'no-lose' situation, both in-ring and in the corporate world, and they are going to make sure HHH gets hurt. He says HHH will have to watch other people compete like he used to, and he will grow to resent WWE because he is jealous. Heyman says the locker room will grow to hate HHH, and it's all because he made two big mistakes, and that's messing with him and Brock Lesnar. Heyman says HHH can't compete with him intellectually, and there's no chance that HHH can physically compete with Brock either.

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