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
An early preview of the 2014 WWE world title Money in the Bank 2014 match headlines this week’s Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: Seth Rollins vs. Kofi Kingston
Rollins has spiffy new gear. Michael Cole mentions that there is indeed a contract ladder match at MITB, and we get a cut-away promo from Kofi, saying he wants in. The match starts, and Kofi applies a waistlock. Rollins counters into an arm wringer. Kofi escapes, trips Rollins and hits a jumping splash for 2. Rollins backs him to the corner, but Kofi escapes and hits a few rights. Rollins blocks one and hits a complete shot into the middle buckle. He stomps Kofi down, hits a snapmare and applies a rear chinlock. Kofi fights out, but gets clubbed back down. Kofi backflips off a back suplex, hits a back chop, a clothesline and a dropkick. He misses another clothesline and gets thrown to ..click here to read more
MATCH 1: WWE Tag Team Champions the Usos (Jey and Jimmy) vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel and Ryback) (non-title)
Jey and Ryback start with a lock-up. Ryback shoves Jey back, and Jey answers with a superkick, followed by an uppercut. Ryback recovers and tosses Jey to the floor. Axel tags in and hits a running axe handle from the apron. Back in, Axel gets a 1-count and tags in Ryback. They double corner-whip him, and Ryback quickly tags back out to Axel. Rybaxel hit a double suplex for a 2-count by Axel. Axel drops an elbow, mounts the middle, tags Ryback and hits an elbow from the buckles. Ryback comes in and hits a falling splash from the middle rope for 2. Ryback applies a rear chinlock, then snaps Jey down as he tries to get to is feet before reapplying the hold. Jey fights out, then runs into a standing spinebuster ..click here to read more
This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown wraps up the road to Payback and features Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing Match and a champion vs. champion bout.
MATCH 1: Kofi Kingston vs. Cesaro (w/Paul Heyman)
Cesaro starts with a fireman’s carry takedown, then applies an arm wringer. Kofi reverses into a headlock. They crisscross, Kofi ducks a clothesline, then gets hit with a shoulder. He pops back up with an armdrag. On a second attempt, Cesaro blocks it and turns it into a backbreaker. Cesaro nails a European uppercut, then press-slams Kofi face-first before hitting a double stomp. Cesaro nails a forearms and whips Kofi across the ring. Kofi leaps to the middle buckle and hits a missile dropkick. He avoids a corner charge and follows up with a springboard clothesline for 2. Kofi nails a couple kicks, Cesaro blocks one, and Kofi pops another out off the block for 2. ..click here to read more
This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown (still in London) opens up with Jimmy Hart in the ring, who then introduces Hulk Hogan. Yay. My most favorite person ever. Basically, the entire promo boils down to him being happy to be here, the crowd is hot, watch Legends House, yada yada yada. Tonight isn’t about the past; it’s about the future, and the future looks bright. The WWE keeps getting bigger, and the UK are getting the WWE Network. Thankfully, Hogan keeps it short. Still doesn’t excuse the fact that he thinks it’s been 1984 for the past 30 years.
Later tonight, the Usos take on Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. John Cena and Bray Wyatt will be in their respective corners. Also, Dolph Ziggler faces Batista in a No Disqualification rematch from last week.
MATCH 1-No Disqualification Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Batista
Batista immediately rams Ziggler into the corner. Ziggler fights back with ..click here to read more
MATCH 1-WWE Tag Team ChampionsThe Usos (Jey and Jimmy) vs. Goldust and Cody Rhodes (non-title)
The Rhodes boys get the jobber non-entrance. I smell a break-up soon. Jey and Goldust start with a Goldust applying a headlock. He hits an inverted atomic drop off the ropes, reverses an armdrag, then gets hit with one himself. He and Jey trade shoves, then Goldust nails a slap to the face. Rhodes tags in and hits a springboard seated dropkick for 2. He applies a hammerlock, but Jey backs him to the corner. Jimmy tags in and hits a corner forearm. A snapmare gets 1. Jimmy hits a chop and tags to Jey. The Usos hit a double back elbow and a double elbow drop for 2. Jey applies an armbar before tagging out to Jimmy. Jimmy comes off the top with a double axe handle. Rhodes counters a corner whip with an Oklahoma ..click here to read more
WWE Friday Night SmackDown opens with footage of Dean Ambrose losing the US title in the battle royal Monday night, which led to an attack by Evolution later in the show.
Sheamus, the new WWE United States Champion, makes his way down to the ring. Given that Sheamus and Barrett are the two undercard champions, I’m wondering if WWE is leading to a title-unification match on their upcoming UK tour? Anyway, that’s another thought for another day. We’re going into a match.
MATCH 1-WWE United States Championship: Sheamus (Champion) vs. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose goes for the leg, eventually taking Sheamus down. He applies a modified Regal Stretch, but then breaks it with a rake of the face. Sheamus comes back with a hip throw for 1, then goes into a side headlock. Sheamus hits a shoulder off the ropes, blocks a hiptoss and hits a clothesline for 1. He begins to work on ..click here to read more
This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown The Shield goes 5 on 3 with 5 WWE superstars and Cesaro takes on Jack Swagger.
MATCH 1: Curtis Axel (w/Ryback) vs. WWE Tag Team Co-Champion Jey Uso (w/Jimmy Uso)
The two go nose-to-nose before the bell rings, and once it does, the commence with trading fists. Uso nails a forearm off the ropes, then slaps on a rear chinlock. Axel backs him into the corners to break the hold, then hits a quick back suplex. Uso rolls under the bottom rope, where Axel stomps him down before hitting a slingshot elbow to the floor. Back in the ring, Uso nails a pair of uppercuts before getting a boot to the gut off the ropes. Axel hits a running knee that knocks Uso into the corner. Axel grinds Uso’s head into the bottom buckle, then connects with a backbreaker and a jumping elbow for 2. ..click here to read more