SmackDown Results: The Showoff def. Y2J, with Fandango finale; The Shield targeted Triple H
BY Michael Burdick
April 12, 2013
Dolph Ziggler’s World Title celebration met with major disruption.
BOSTON — In the wake of WrestleMania, SmackDown danced its way into Beantown, as World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler battled Chris Jericho with Fandango looking to steal the spotlight. Plus, The Game’s explosive return to the blue brand quickly descended into a standoff with “The Hounds of Justice.”
After successfully cashing in his Money in the Bank contract, Dolph Ziggler returned to SmackDown as the new World Heavyweight Champion — proclaiming that “the future is now,” with AJ Lee and Big E Langston at his side.
Declaring that he won the title, not because of the WWE Universe, but in spite of them, The Showoff balked at Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger’s suggestion the “Real American” was the reason for his triumph — and to their warning that Swagger won’t wait long for a title opportunity. A second interruption came from Alberto Del Rio, who surprisingly congratulated Ziggler on successfully cashing in — promising that once his leg heeled, he would be back for the Superstar who took his title away from him.
The always outspoken Chris Jericho then exploded onto the scene, informing Ziggler that SmackDown General Manager Booker T had placed them in a main event showdown!