|Friday Night SmackDown|
|Date||May 24, 2013|
|Venue||CenturyLink Center Omaha|
|Previous episode||May 17, 2013|
|Next episode||May 31, 2013|
Episode summary Edit
SmackDown Results: The Shield conquered Orton, Sheamus & Kingston; Heyman and Curtis Axel made a shocking statement Edit
“The Hounds of Justice” continued their reign of all-out dominance over WWE, as SmackDown featured two championship showdowns, a submission specialist on the edge, challenges that left the competition in knots and a gutsy message from the newest “Paul Heyman Guy.”
Before challenging Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Championship, The Miz once again brought the “most must-see talk show in WWE History” to Friday night, with special guest Fandango and his dance partner, Summer Rae.
However, when a verbal exchange began between the two competitors – centered around the dancing Superstar’s unorthodox actions during a Tag Team Match on Raw Monday night – the Barrett Barrage interrupted. The British brawler immediately showed disdain for both his outspoken No. 1 contender and Fandango – for leaving Barrett to fend for himself four days earlier. And within moments, Miz and Barrett lunged at each other, lighting the fuse on their imminent title contest.
The Miz vs Wade Barrett Edit
With Fandango joining the SmackDown announce team, The Miz attempted to separate The Barrett Barrage from his coveted Intercontinental Title. But, when Fandango and Summer Rae broke into a dance in the middle of the heated showdown, Miz dropped Fandango to the ringside floor. The dancing Superstar returned the favor moments later, though, smacking Miz and bringing an end to the match by disqualification.
While Fandango and Barrett worked together to deliver a post-match beat down on The Awesome One, the bare-knuckled brawler broke that would-be alliance in painful fashion with the help of a crushing Bull Hammer Elbow on the “prancing” grappler.
- Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship: The Miz def. Wade Barrett by disqualification; with Fandango & Summer Rae at ringside