Friday Night SmackDown
Promotion WWE
Date March 22, 2013
Venue U.S. Bank Arena
City Cincinnati, Ohio
Previous episode March 15, 2013
Next episode March 29, 2013
The March 22, 2013 Edition of Smackdown is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE's Smackdown brand, which took place on March 19, 2013 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Episode SummaryEdit

Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler Edit

With AJ Lee literally sitting in “on” commentary, Dolph Ziggler bested Kofi Kingston for the second time in a week.

In the final moments of the fast-paced contest, Big E Langston took it upon himself to stand in the way of Kingston’s offensive and become a human shield. This prompted “The Wildcat” to launch an aerial onslaught, leaping off the top rope and out onto Ziggler’s massive enforcer on the ringside floor. Although gutsy, this caused the former Intercontinental Champion to turn his back on his opponent, allowing The Showoff to hit the leg drop and the Zig Zag for the three-count.

After the bell, Big E once again put the exclamation point on Ziggler’s triumph, sending Kingston crashing to the canvas with absolute force. This just may be a prophecy to the destruction that will unfold when Ziggler and his heavy battle WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No at WrestleMania — an epic title contest that will serve as Langston’s first-ever WWE match.

Brodus Clay & Tensai vs Team Rhodes Scholars Edit

Team Rhodes Scholars may have appeared optimistic about the future as they emerged for competition with the lovely Brie & Nikki Bella on their arm. But with only one week passing since a huge Divas brawl broke out between The Bella Twins and The Funkadactyls (Cameron & Naomi) in the back, history was bound to repeat itself.

And when one of The Bellas jumped up on the apron during the contest between Team Rhodes Scholars and Brodus & “Sweet T,” it triggered another melee between the four Divas and their Superstars and ultimately left the match without a clear winner.


  • Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ Lee & Big E. Langston) defeated Kofi Kingston
  • Tag Team Match: Brodus Clay & Tensai (w/ Cameron & Naomi) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) (w/ Brie & Nikki Bella) ended in a No Contest