|Friday Night Smackdown|
|Promotion||World Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||April 1, 2011|
|Transmission||Taped (Mar 29, 2011)|
|Event reference||Smackdown #606|
|Special event details||2 hr episode|
|Previous episode||March 25, 2011|
|Next episode||April 8, 2011|
As The Corre gets ready to compete at WrestleMania, the group offered one more ugly look at its preferred fighting style – gang warfare. As Kofi Kingston fought valiantly against Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, the group rushed the ring and assaulted Kingston. With the match over due to disqualification, the group unloaded on Kingston. But coming to his aid were The Corre’s WrestleMania opponents: Big Show, Kane, Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella. Who will prevail when they clash in an epic Eight-Man Tag Team Match at WrestleMania?
Emotions have definitely surpassed the boiling point between WrestleMania opponents Jerry “The King” Lawler and Michael Cole. Full of confidence and shooting straight from the hip about Cole, Lawler declared: “I promise, I’m going to shut your mouth.” Will special referee “Stone Cold” Steve Austin be able to maintain order in this heated battle?
Despite his might, Chris Masters could not stop a hard-charging, WrestleMania-bound Cody Rhodes who beat Masters with the Cross Rhodes. After the match, Rey Mysterio rushed in and was poised to strike with a 619. However, Rhodes managed to escape Mysterio’s wrath. Will Rhodes be able to do the same come Sunday?
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Kofi Kingston defeated Wade Barrett (c) by DQ in a WWE Intercontinental Championship Match (4:48)
- Cody Rhodes defeated Chris Masters (2:56)
- Dark Match: Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton & Rey Mysterio defeated Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes & The Miz in a Eight Man Tag Team Match
Other on-screen talent