WWE Smackdown: The Shield disobey Kane, while Triple H vows to punish Daniel Bryan
Cesaro and Jack Swagger's relationship continues to fracture
Last Updated: 17/03/14 11:14am
The Shield, united once again, failed to carry out Kane's instructions on Smackdown
The Shield have had their issues in recent weeks but they agree on one thing: they will not be taking orders from Kane.
WWE's Director of Operations ordered the black-clad renegades to be at ringside for his main-event match with Big Show on Smackdown, but Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns went rogue.
The trio did emerge from the locker room during the heavyweight contest, though when Kane ordered them to attack The World's Largest Athlete they declined, leaving The Devil's Favourite Demon ripe for a chokeslam.
Kane reacted to his loss by grabbing Rollins but before he could administer a chokeslam of his own Reigns saved his comrade by blasting Triple H's corporate crony with a gut-shattering spear.
Messrs Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns gave another glimpse of their unity earlier in the show, too - flattening Damien Sandow, with a triple powerbomb - but the cracks in the Real Americans appear to be widening.
Cesaro and Jack Swagger's dissension caused them to lose to former WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes and Goldust, and their attempt to batter the brothers in the wake of their defeat was foiled by current twin title holders, The Usos.
Elsewhere, Bray Wyatt - who will tangle with John Cena at WrestleMania XXX - clobbered Kofi Kingston, and Nikki Bella followed up pinning Divas Champion AJ Lee on Raw by conquering the Black Widow's henchwoman Tamina on the blue brand.
Dolph Ziggler overcame Alberto Del Rio and then threw his name into the hat for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at 'Mania, while two fighters already in that 30-man melee, Big E and Fandango, locked horns, with the Intercontinental Champion prevailing.
Plus, Triple H berated the WWE Universe for the part they played in forcing him to accept a match with Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania - and after giving the submission specialist the night off, vowed to deal with him on Raw and then bury him at the Showcase of the Immortals.
WrestleMania XXX booking details
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