Friday Night SmackDown
Promotion WWE
Date April 5, 2013
Venue Verizon Center
City Washington, D.C.
Previous episode March 29, 2013
Next episode April 12, 2013
The April 5, 2013 Edition of Smackdown is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE's Smackdown brand, which took place on April 2, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C..

Episode SummaryEdit

Ryback vs Epico & Primo Edit

Two days before Ryback would go head-to-head with Mark Henry in an epic clash of the titans on The Grandest Stage of Them All, the irate Superstar — still seething over The World’s Strongest Man’s attack during a Bench Press Contest one week ago — chose to take on both Primo and Epico in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match.

Despite surrendering a numbers “advantage” to the fast-moving cousins from San Juan, Puerto Rico, “The Human Wrecking Ball” ultimately conquered his overmatched opponents with a crippling double Shell Shocked. “Feed Me More!”

With just 48 hours standing between them and their WrestleMania Eight-Person Tag Team Match, Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella) opted to ridicule their opponents — Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron & Naomi — by dressing up as the funky foursome.

And while Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and their mischievous companions promised to outshine their foes on The Showcase of the Immortals this Sunday, the spoof quickly went sour, as Tons of Funk and The Funkadactyls soon emerged and put a swift end to the mockery.


  • Ryback defeated Epico & Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a Two On One Handicap Match (3:13)