Roman Reigns and Rusev collide in a huge WWE Friday Night SmackDown main-event on the Night of Champions go-home show.
MATCH 1: WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION JIMMY USO (W/JEY USO) VS. STARDUST (W/GOLDUST)
We get an inset promo from the Dust Brothers, and it’s one of their weird-ass promos about a cosmic key and whatnot. The match starts, and the two jockey for position with a lock-up. They trade a few blows, then Jimmy nails a clothesline out of the corner. Stardust gets a rope break off a waistlock, then misses a clothesline. Jimmy hits a couple of strikes and goes for a Samoan drop, but Stardust counters it into a neckbreaker. Stardust stomps Jimmy down, then stomps him in the gut. He nails a forearm to the head, then stands on Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy comes back with an uppercut, but Stardust recovers and drops down to hit a kick ..click here to read more
Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns team up to take on Seth Rollins and Randy Orton in this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown main-event.
MATCH 1: THE WORLD’S STRONGEST TAG TEAM (THE BIG SHOW & MARK HENRY), AND WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY) VS. GOLDUST, STARDUST, LUKE HARPER AND ERICK ROWAN (W/BRAY WYATT)
Goldust goes after Jimmy, but Jimmy throws him to the corner and nails a series of strikes. Goldust reverses a corner whip, Jimmy puts on the breaks and knocks Goldust down for 1. Goldust recovers and throws him to the heel corner. Stardust tags in and nails a right. Jimmy comes back with a mule kick and a chop. He hits another one in the corner as Jey tags in. Jey hits a chop that sends Stardust into the middle rope. Jey drives his knee into Stardust’s back, then applies an arm wringer. Jimmy back in, ..click here to read more
John Cena opens this weeks show (at the University of Nebraska) and panders to the crowd, since his new merchandise shares its colors with the Cornhuskers. In 3 weeks, at NoC, he will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World title. No more talk of whether or not he’s changed or if it’s best for business; at NoC, he will face Lesnar for the title. The match is made, so enough.
Stop talking about whether it’s right or wrong, whether Cena is ready, etc. He’s been here for 12 years and had thousands of matches. After Summerslam, though, everyone is looking at him like he’s at the end of his road, like he’s a fragile old man. He is John Cena. He’s a WWE superstar, and he fights. He does that because he wants to be champion, because that is the symbol of excellence. The day he doesn’t want to ..click here to read more
Roman Reigns wrestles The Miz, Seth Rollins battles Jack Swagger, and Rob Van Dam takes on Randy Orton on this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
The show starts off with Randy Orton coming down for yet another coma-inducing interview. He says that, just because you’ve won the battle, doesn’t mean you’ve won the war. One match doesn’t define him or Roman Reigns. He’s been called the Legend Killer, the Apex Predator and the Viper, but he’s never been called a loser. The loss made him more focused, and when he’s focused, things like this tend to happen. We cut away to a video from last month of Orton putting Reigns through the announce desk with an RKO. Back to Orton, he says that is the Apex Predator, and Reigns will get what he deserves, maybe even tonight. First things first, he has a match with RVD tonight. Sorry, Rob, but you ..click here to read more
Roman Reigns takes on the Miz and Dean Ambrose wrestles Cesaro in the SummerSlam go-home show edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: DEAN AMBROSE VS. CESARO
Cesaro applies a side headlock, then rams Ambrose with his shoulder. Ambrose comes back with a kitchen sink, and now he’s hitting snap jabs in the corner. Cesaro comes back with various strikes before stomping Ambrose down in the adjacent corner. He drops Ambrose with a straight right, then hits a short-arm clothesline. Cesaro stomps Ambrose down, but Ambrose comes back with some rights, followed by a pair of forearms. Cesaro catches him off the ropes and goes into a fireman’s carry, but Ambrose escapes and clotheslines Cesaro to the floor. Ambrose hits a slingshot plancha, then rolls Cesaro back in. In the corner, Ambrose nails more rights, but Cesaro comes back with a kneelift before throwing Ambrose bad shoulder-first into the ring post. ..click here to read more
Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton headlines this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown television show.
MATCH 1: RYBAXEL (CURTIS AXEL AND RYBACK) VS. MARK HENRY AND THE BIG SHOW
I was beginning to wonder if Show and Henry still even worked here. That said, I’m not interested in them being a squash tag team. Henry and Axel start the match, with Axel attempting a waistlock before sliding under Henry’s legs. Henry charges, and Axel immediately rolls to the floor while laughing. Back in, Axel tries for the same move, so Henry just clubs him down with forearms. Axel crawls to his corner and tags in Ryback, who begins talking trash to Henry. The two then lock up, and Henry shoves Ryback face-first into the middle rope. Back up, Ryback shoves Henry, so Henry shoves him back. Ryback goes for a punch, but Henry blocks and nails a right to the face. Henry begins ..click here to read more
Dean Ambrose takes on Kane and Seth Rollins in a handicapped match and Chris Jericho battles Erick Rowan this week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: JACK SWAGGER (W/ZEB COLTER) VS. CESARO
It’s weird to think Swagger and Dutch Mantell are faces now. Swagger starts with a waistlock. Cesaro reverses and smacks Swagger across the back of the head. Swagger comes back with a pair of waistlock takedowns and goes for the Patriot Lock, but Cesaro escapes to the floor. Back in the ring, Cesaro hits a boot and nails a right to the face. He hits another right in the corner, and Swagger comes back with one of his own. Cesaro receives a corner clothesline, and Swagger lays in a few more shots. Cesaro thumbs him in the eye, then nails a big boot. Cesaro hits a deadlift gutwrench for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Swagger escapes, but then ..click here to read more
Roman Reigns goes head to head with former WWE world heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio in the Friday Night SmackDown main-event.
MATCH 1: WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY AND JIMMY) VS. RYBAXEL (CURTIS AXEL AND RYBACK) (NON-TITLE)
Jey and Ryback start the match with a lock-up. Ryback applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes. They crisscross until Ryback blocks a hiptoss and hits one of his own. He misses the Warrior Splash and Jimmy tags in. Jey hits a low clothesline, and Jimmy follows up with a jumping headbutt for 2. Jimmy hits a couple of chops, then nails an uppercut. Ryback misses a clothesline, so Jimmy hits another chop before mounting the corner for some punches. Ryback shoves him off and nails a running shoulderblock. Axel tags and runs into a Japanese armdrag. Jimmy applies an arm wringer, but Axel counters into a side headlock. ..click here to read more
Dean Ambrose squares off with Kane on the WWE Battleground go-home edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: FANDANGO AND THE MIZ VS. WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION SHEAMUS AND DOLPH ZIGGLER
Miz and Ziggler start with a lock-up. Ziggler applies a side headlock and gets backed into the corner. Miz misses a wild swing, then crouches down while trying to protect his face as the ref calls for a separation. Back in the middle, Miz hits a kick and applies a headlock. Ziggler reverses before hitting a shoulder off the ropes. The two crisscross until Ziggler blocks a hiptoss. He misses a clothesline and goes for a dropkick. Miz catches him and goes for the figure-4. Ziggler kicks him away and Miz tags out. Fandango runs into a hiptoss before getting hit with the Show-Off Elbow for 2. Sheamus tags in and nails a blow to the gut before ramming Fandango ..click here to read more
WWE Friday Night SmackDown features a head-to-head challenge between rising stars Roman Reigns and Rusev in the main-event.
MATCH 1: FANDANGO (W/LAYLA) VS. ADAM ROSE (W/SUMMER RAE AND THE EXOTIC EXPRESS)
Two of the worst gimmicks in WWE. Lovely. They lock up, and Rose applies a side headlock. He then avoids a bodyslam and smacks Fandango on the ass. Fandango begins pounding him as Rae and Layla fight outside. Fandango goes out to separate them, getting hit in the face in the process. The divas brawl continues, and Fandango is counted out.
WINNER: ADAM ROSE.
Jesus, all four of these people are wastes of space. After the match, Fandango tries to attack Rose, but Rose ducks a clothesline and hits the Party Foul.
Renee Young is standing by with Chris Jericho. She asks about him facing Bray Wyatt at Battleground. Jericho says the match could be a classic. They are two very unique individuals, and ..click here to read more
Chris Jericho returns and Randy Orton goes one-on-one with Dean Ambrose on this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1-WWE United States Championship: Sheamus (Champion) vs. Alberto Del Rio
ADR begins with rights, but Sheamus quickly comes back with some of his own before backing ADR into the corner for an assault. ADR comes back with a pair of boots, a snapmare and a kick to the spine. ADR hits some mounted punches in the corner, but then runs into a back elbow. Sheamus ducks a clothesline and hits a rolling fireman’s carry slam. A jumping kneedrop connects, and now Sheamus pelts ADR with rights. Sheamus nails a pair of European upeprcuts, but ADR comes back with a clothesline out of the corner. He completely whiffs a stomp, then kicks Sheamus to the apron. Outside, ADR nails a boot to the side of the head, and now both men are on the ..click here to read more
The final WWE broadcast prior to Money in the Bank 2014 features Roman Reigns vs. the demon Kane in the Friday Night SmackDown main-event.
MATCH 1: WWE United States Champion Sheamus vs. Bray Wyatt (w/Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) (non-title)
Wyatt backs Sheamus into the corner right off the bat, then gives a clean break. Sheamus applies a side headlock, then shoulders him off the ropes. The two begin trading punches until Sheamus backs Wyatt into the corner. Wyatt reverses a corner whip, then runs into a pair of boots. Sheamus backflips up to the top and hits a Battering Ram. Wyatt rolls to the apron, where Sheamus goes for the 10 Beats. Wyatt fights him off and drops to the floor, where Rowan causes a distraction. Wyatt trips Sheamus on the apron, then shoves him face-first into the ring post. Commercials.
Back from the break, Wyatt levels Sheamus with a running back ..click here to read more