The final stop en route to The Showcase of the Immortals featured an explosive 8-Man Tag Team main event, a whirlwind Fatal 4-Way Match and a war of words between WrestleMania-bound Divas — plus exclusive LIVE SmackDown coverage from WrestleMania Axxess.
Three days before The Usos, Kofi Kingston & Big E and Los Matadores would challenge Cesaro & Tyson Kidd in a special WrestleMania Kickoff Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship, one member of each team competed in a singles Fatal 4-Way Match on SmackDown.
While Jimmy Uso ultimately emerged from the free-for-all with a victory by Samoan Splash, there is no telling which of the high-octane tag teams will leave The Showcase of the Immortals this Sunday with the titles in their grasp!
All through the night, SmackDown sampled a taste of the splendor of WrestleMania Axxess, the interactive tradition that continues to give the WWE Universe a hands-on look inside the world of WWE. There, Renee Young and Byron Saxton discussed the re-signing of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and analyzed many of the upcoming showdowns of WrestleMania 31 - airing this Sunday, exclusively on WWE Network.
Despite an altercation on Raw Monday, AJ Lee and Paige once again found a common ground on SmackDown — namely a need to beat The Bellas at WrestleMania.
Divas Champion Nikki and her sister Brie soon interrupted, sparking an intense verbal exchange between the battling beauties. This verbal altercation left little doubt that The Show of Shows Divas tag team showdown will be all business.
At WrestleMania, regardless of whether Superstars will be engaged in a seemingly insurmountable singles contest or fighting for survival in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, momentum will be absolutely critical. It was in that vein that eight of WWE’s most high-profile Superstars battled in SmackDown’s main event.
When all-out bedlam overtook the height of the contest, the combined assault of Roman Reigns and Mark Henry on their fierce opposition paved the way for John Cena to hit Big Show with the Attitude Adjustment and Daniel Bryan to finish off The World’s Largest Athlete with the Running Knee.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Jimmy Uso (w/ Jey Uso & Naomi) defeated Cesaro (w/ Tyson Kidd & Natalya) and Big E (w/ Xavier Woods) and Fernando (w/ El Torito & Diego) in a Fatal Four Way Match (4:59)
- Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Mark Henry & Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt & The Authority (Kane, Seth Rollins & The Big Show) (w/ Jamie Noble & Joey Mercury) in an Eight Man Tag Team Match (19:30)
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