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WWE Smackdown house show results
April 28, 2013
Cologne, Germany at Lanxess Arena
Report by N. Braselmann, PWTorch correspondent
(1) Fandango beat Ted DiBiase with a Side Russian Legsweep.
(2) Justin Gabriel & Alex Riley beat Epico & Primo with the 450 Splash. After the match, The Shield attacked Justin Gabriel and took him out with a powerbomb. They mocked the New Age Outlaws and set up the main event.
Wade Barrett came out and told the crowd that he would not defend his Intercontinental Title. He said that he does not like Germany because he is from England. Santino entered the arena and challenged Barrett to put his title on the line later in the night.
(3) Layla beat Aksana via pinfall with a cross-body. Hornswoggle was the Special Guest Ring Announcer for this match.
(4) Big Show beat The Usos in a handicap match with a Double Chokeslam. Big Show got a big pop from the crowd.
(5) Sheamus beat Mark Henry with the Brogue Kick. Sheamus, who got the biggest pop of the night, celebrated with a German flag.
After an intermission of 15 minutes, Wade Barrett defended his Intercontinental Title against Santino Marella.
(6) IC champion Wade Barrett beat Santino to retain the Intercontinental Title. Barrett pinned Santino after delivering a Bull Hammer.
(7) Alberto Del Rio beat Jack Swagger via submission in a No DQ match. Del Rio won with a Cross Arm-Breaker after Swagger crashed through a table. Fans could vote via Twitter with the hashtags #Zebbleibt (Zeb stays) or #Zebgeht (Zeb goes) if Zeb should be allowed to be ringside. They voted for Zeb to leave.
(8) Randy Orton & The New Age Outlaws beat The Shield via DQ in a Six-Man Tag match. Orton delivered an RKO after the match to send the crowd home happy.
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