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WWE SmackDown Results and July 23 Recap

July 24, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE Thursday Night SmackDown kicks off with Dean Ambrose coming down to the ring. Looks like we’re going to go into our first match.

MATCH 1: DEAN AMBROSE VS. SHEAMUS
Before the match, Sheamus says Ambrose may have the WWE Universe fooled, but not him. Everyone believes Ambrose is some crazy lunatic, but Sheamus knows he’s simply reckless. Last week, Ambrose and Big Show went through the announce desk. Some people might think it was courageous, but Sheamus thinks it’s just cowardice. He got out of fighting Sheamus last week that way, but guess what? Tonight, there’s nowhere to run or hide. There’s no escape, because Sheamus promises to give Ambrose a good, old-fashioned arse-kicking from the next WWE World Champion. Ambrose says those are profound words, and they got him thinking. It is true what they say: Sheamus does look stupid.

Sheamus throws Ambrose to the corner, but Ambrose escapes and applies a waistlock. Sheamus rolls through and gets under the bottom rope before sliding to the floor. Back in, Sheamus goes for a test of strength before clubbing Ambrose down. He hits a few more shots before Ambrose comes back with rights. Sheamus hits him with a kneelift and a kick off the ropes. Ambrose comes back witha kitchen sink and a seated dropkick against the ropes. He goes for it again, but Sheamus catches him in a tilt-a-whirl. Ambrose escapes and clotheslines Sheamus to the floor. He goes for a suicide dive, but Sheamus nails him with a forearm through the ropes. Ambrose rolls to the apron, where he hits Sheamus with a few punches before hitting a tornado DDT from the apron. Commercials.

Back from the break, Sheamus cuts Ambrose off on the top rope and goes up for a superplex. Ambrose blocks, escapes and pelts Sheamus with forearms, knocking him down. Sheamus recovers and crotches Ambrose by kicking him in the leg. Sheamus slams Ambrose, with Ambrose’s now-bad knee catching the bottom rope. He does it again, then applies a stretch muffler before powering Ambrose up. Ambrose pulls himself to a seated position for a hurricanrana, but Sheamus counters with a sit-out powerbomb for 2. He then applies a half-Boston crab. Sheamus drags Ambrose to the middle of the ring and sits down all the way, only to have Ambrose roll through and break free with kicks. Sheamus hits a European uppercut, but that leads to a rebound clothesline from Ambrose. Ambrose starts slapping his knee, and now the two are trading punches. Sheamus goes low with a kick, misses a clothesline and eats a pair of forearms. Ambrose hits another one in the corner and goes for a bulldog. Sheamus shoves him to the buckles and charges in, misses and gets rolled up for 2. He goes for the Brogue Kick, but Ambrose ducks, sending Sheamus to the floor. Ambrose hits a suicide dive, rolls Sheamus back in, then comes off the top with a flying elbow.

Bray Wyatt’s music hits, and he walks down to the ring. The lights come on, and that’s when we see Luke Harper on the other side of the ring. Ambrose goes out after Harper, only to get blasted by a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Sheamus rolls Ambrose back in and connects with a second Brogue Kick for 3.

WINNER: SHEAMUS.

Jo-Jo is standing by with Neville. She points out what happened last week with Stardust, and Neville says Stardust is unlike anyone or anything he’s encountered. Stardust is a nut. He refers to Neville as a superhero and himself as a supervillain. Neville sees him as nothing but a coward, and Stardust will learn you can’t hold down what gravity can’t contain. The “Altitude Era” is now. After Neville leaves, the screen behind Jo-Jo scrambles, only to have Stardust appear on it and do nothing except hold his gloves together.

MATCH 2: ADAM ROSE VS. NEVILLE
Why does Rose still have a job? Can anyone give me a legitimate reason? Neville goes for a waistlock, and Rose counters into an arm wringer. Neville flips off the ropes and counters into his own. Rose backs him into a corner, then stomps him down. Rose stomps him in the adjacent corner, then snaps off a suplex for 1. Rose applies a rear chinlock. Byron Saxton referred to Rose as having a new “aggressive streak”. Apparently, “aggressive streak” translates into “expert jobbing abilities”, as the same crap was said about Fandango when he returned and then proceeded to lose most of his matches. Same with Bo Dallas. Anyway, Neville gets back to his feet and fights out of the hold. He reverses a corner whip, runs into a back elbow and gets hit with a hurricanrana off the middle rope. Neville rolls to the floor, and Rose goes for a suicide dive. Neville blasts him through the ropes, flips back into the ring, hits a series of kicks and a flying forearm. Rose backdrops him in the corner, but he lands on the apron and nails Rose with a kick, causing Rose to fall to the floor. Neville hits an Asai moonsault as an “NXT” chant breaks out. Rose is rolled back in, and Neville comes off the top with the Red Arrow for 3.

WINNER: NEVILLE.

Stardust shows up on the big screen, wearing a party hat, with horns blowing in the background. He says a bunch of stupid crap I don’t care about, then asks Neville to be his hero and embrace the strange.

We get a video for Sasha Banks. I can’t tell you how much I hate her gimmick. She’s decent in the ring, but her gimmick is just boring and lazy.

King Barrett comes out and asks for some decorum. At Battleground, amidst all the hoopla concerning the return of the Undertaker, the peasants lost sight of what truly matters, and that is the greatest king in the history of WWE, the “King of Bad News”. At the KOTR tournament a couple months ago, he beat three top superstars in less than 24 hours to wear this cape and crown. At Battleground, he showed the world what happens when you try to mock his accomplishments. In layman’s terms, if you want a shot at this king, you better hit him right between the eyes, because you won’t be getting a second chance. Be warned. The world is now on notice, because this king’s crowning moment is still to come. All hail King Barrett!

MATCH 3: KEVIN OWENS VS. RUSEV (W/SUMMER RAE)
Before Rusev comes out, Owens says that ever since his match with John Cena at Battleground, he keeps hearing three words everywhere: “Tap, Owens, tap”. It’s cute, but not accurate. What did happen is he gave Cena the toughest fight of his career. So he has no problem looking in the mirror, because he’s not the one who goes by the motto “Never give up”. He’s smarter than that. His outlook is “Live to fight another day”, and that’s exactly what he did on Sunday. People can chant all they want, but he has a family to think, kids whose futures depend on him, so he wasn’t about to suffer a career-ending injury at the hands of Cena. That’s probably a hard concept for many to grasp, but the fact is he doesn’t care what anyone thinks. He does what he feels is best for his career always, and it was no different on RAW. Once Sheamus left his team high and dry, he knew there was no point in sticking around. Again, he wasn’t going to risk injury fighting three top superstars when his team is one man short. If Rusev if wasn’t so busy trying to figure out which Lana he wants to get to second base with, he would understand that was the right choice.

Rusev marches down to the ring and goes right after Owens with punches. The bell rings, and Owens rolls to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Owens is stomping Rusev down. He nails a right, then hits a chop in the corner. Rusev fights out of the opposite corner with headbutts before Owens hits a forearm. Rusev comes back with a suplex for 2, then gets hit with a back elbow off the ropes. Owens kicks Rusev in the spine, then pelts him in the temple with rights before kicking Rusev down. Owens goes for a German suplex, but Rusev reverses. Owens fights him off before getting hit with a vertical splash. Rusev connects with a fall-away slam. Rusev misses a splash in the corner and gets hit with a superkick. Owens connects with the cannonball, then drags Rusev away from the corner for a pin that gets two, while yelling “God, lose some weight!” Owens hits a couple rights and a short-arm clothesline for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Jesus, keep the camera off of Summer Rae. She’s repugnant. Rusev gets back to his feet and slugs Owens in the gut before Owens hits a lung blower for 2. Owens goes back to the chinlock, grinding Rusev to the mat. Owens pulls Rusev back to his feet and breaks his own hold with some punches. Rusev starts punching back, knocking Owens down several times. He connects with a kick to the chest, another kick off the ropes and a swinging back suplex. Rusev runs into a back elbow in the corner, ducks a clothesline and hits a spinning heel kick. And by “kick”, I mean he connected with his upper quad. Rusev hits the thrust kick, stomps Owens in the back and goes for the Accolade. Owens slides out and rolls to the floor. He starts to climb back in at 6, but then decides he’s had enough and heads up the ramp, losing via count-out.

WINNER VIA COUNT-OUT: RUSEV.

Owens screams up at Rusev that he fights on his own terms, that’s he’s Canadian and not a stupid American.

New Guy is standing by with Cesaro. New Guy says Cesaro has been picking up a lot of momentum lately, and tonight, he faces WWE World Champion Seth Rollins. Cesaro says this feels right. Pushing John Cena to the limit is in the past. Tonight, he’s got the champ. He always wanted to be in this spot. He spent years honing his craft. He hasn’t spent Christmas with his family in 11 years, but he wouldn’t change anything because he loves this. Tonight, he faces the champ, and success doesn’t come overnight. For everyone in this country that has hopes and dreams, he wants to prove that hard work pays and the American dream never dies.

Kevin Owens interrupts him and says no one cares. He beat Cena in his first night. He accomplished more in one night than Cesaro has done his entire career, and nobody cares about his dreams or how he abandoned his family, which is what he did. Cesaro says Owens is the authority on abandoning things since he’s abandoned half his matches since coming to WWE. And where did he come from? Catering? Oh, no. He came from another abandoned match. Owens says he’s headed to catering now to grab a bite and watch Cesaro lose to Rollins. Cesaro tells him not to choke on his food, like he did against Cena at Battleground. Now, why doesn’t Owens do what he does best and “Walk, Owens, walk.” Owens wishes him a sarcastic “good luck” and walks away.

MATCH 4: NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION SASHA BANKS AND NAOMI (W/TAMINA) VS. THE BELLA TWINS (BRIE AND WWE DIVAS CHAMPION NIKKI, W/ALICIA FOX)
Naomi and Nikki start with a lock-up. Nikki hits a monkey flip out of it for 1, then follows up with an arm-drag into an armbar. Naomi whips her down by the hair, then hits a low clothesline. She walks into a spinebuster for 2, and now Brie tags in. The Bellas hit a double flapjack for 2. Brie goes for a neckbreaker, but Naomi spins through and hits a couple kneelifts. Banks tags and gets kicked. Nikki tags in and hits a dropsh*t for 2 before applying a headscissors. Nikki then does some push-ups in the hold for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Banks eventually kicks out of the hold, then walks into a side headlock. Brie tags in and hits a missile dropkick off the middle rope for 2. Brie hits a knee against the ropes, hollers like a banshee and goes for a running knee. Tamina pulls Banks to the floor, avoiding the move. The ref apparently gets distracted by Fox as Brie grabs Banks through the ropes, allowing Tamina to hit her in the face with a superkick. Brie falls to the floor. Banks stomps Brie down as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Naomi is now legal, and she’s stomping Brie in the corner. Naomi kicks Brie, follows up with a kneelift, a bodyslam and a legdrop for 2. She runs Brie’s head into the middle buckle, and Banks tags in for the cover, getting 2. She throws Brie to the corner for a foot-choke, then sets Brie across the middle buckle and drops a pair of knees into the midsection for 2. Banks knocks Nikki off the apron, then throws Brie to the corner for some illegal double-teaming as Nikki argues with the ref. Naomi tags in and hits a snap suplex for 2 before applying a rear chinlock. Brie fights out before running into a flying back elbow. Banks tags in as Naomi hits a full-nelson bomb. Banks kicks Brie in the chest for 2, then applies a straightjacket. Brie eventually snaps Banks off and dives for a tag, but Banks catches her and powers her to the corner for a tag to Naomi. Naomi hits a version of Eat Defeat for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. She breaks the hold and hits some crossface shots before going back to it. Brie fights out before Naomi clocks her and throws her to the corner. Naomi connects with a splash in the corner before getting backdropped to the outside. She lands on her feet on the apron, only to have Brie dropkick her to the floor. Tamina rolls Naomi back in as Nikki makes the tag. Nikki connects with two clotheslines, a dropsh*t and a back-body drop. She knocks Banks off the apron and connects with an Alabama Slam for 2. She goes for the Rack Attack, but Banks nails her in the gut. Brie tackles Banks, and the two roll to the floor. Brie gets to her feet near Tamina, and she & Fox take Tamina down with a double clothesline. In the ring, Naomi rolls Nikki up with a handful of tights for 2. Nikki avoids the Rear View and connects with a forearm shot. She hits the Rack Attack and gets 3.

WINNERS: THE BELLA TWINS.

For Banks’ big Smackdown debut, she did next to nothing, then jobbed to the Bellas. Good booking, WWE.

MATCH 5: WWE WORLD CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS VS. CESARO (NON-TITLE)
Cesaro goes right after Rollins, causing Rollins to immediately bail to the floor. He gets back in and Cesaro rolls him up in a schoolboy, which he turns into a front chancery. Rollins counters into an arm wringer. Cesaro does the same and hits a snapmare for 1. He catches Rollins in a gorilla press off the ropes and drops him in a front Warrior Slam. Cesaro goes for a European uppercut in the corner, but Rollins moves, causing Cesaro to collide with the buckles. Rollins knocks him to the floor with a knee to the back. Rollins follows up with a suicide dive as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins has Cesaro in a scissored sleeper. Cesaro manages to get to his knees and power himself up. He breaks the hold by falling into the buckles, but then turns around into a complete shot into the middle buckle. Rollins hits a short-arm clothesline for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Cesaro gets to his feet and breaks the hold with a very nice Saito Suplex. That’s a move we don’t see enough in American wrestling. Rollins recovers, charges in and gets shoved to the floor. He lands on his feet and heads up top for a flying knee. Cesaro moves, but Rollins lands on his feet. He goes for a corner forearm, which Cesaro also avoids. Rollins collides with the buckles, then turns around into an overhead belly-to-belly. Cesaro connects with his series of corner European uppercuts, then goes a spinebuster. Rollins tries to counter into a sunset flip, but Cesaro powers him up into a suplex for 2. Cesaro goes for a Sharpshooter, but Rollins squirms too much. Cesaro says “screw it” and goes for a double-stomp instead, getting 2. Rollins recovers and backdrops him to the outside. Cesaro lands on his feet, fights Rollins off and hits a top-rope cross-body. Rollins rolls through for 2. A backslide gets another 2, as does a low thrust kick. Rollins sets up a powerbomb, but Cesaro sandbags him. Rollins hits a couple kneelifts and goes for it again. Cesaro counters with a back-body drop. Rollins lands on his feet, only to get taken out with a surprise dropkick off the ropes for 2. Rollins rolls to the apron and begins crawling to the corner. Cesaro meets him and goes for the outside-in superplex. Rollins blocks and nails a kick from the apron before slingshotting in for a sunset flip. Instead, he holds Cesaro up and runs him across the ring for a corner powerbomb. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Cesaro breaks free and locks in the Sharpshooter. Rollins tries to get a rope-break, so Cesaro blocks his arm and transitions the hold to a crossface. Cesaro then rolls himself over, keeping the hold locked in and rolling Rollins away from the ropes and more towards the center, all in one fluid motion. Rollins tries to crawl to the bottom rope. Cesaro sees it, breaks the hold and goes for a leglock. Rollins grabs the ropes, and when Cesaro tries to snap him down, Rollins lands on his feet and hits Cesaro with a Ghetto Blaster. Rollins comes off the ropes, but Cesaro catches him with a Very European Uppercut for 2. Rollins rolls to the floor and grabs his title belt, looking to bail on the match. Cesaro rolls out on the other side of the ring, charges around and blasts Rollins with another European uppercut. He rolls Rollins in, kicks the title belt out of Rollins’ hand and hits a spinebuster. He goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Rollins thumbs him in the eye while the ref is taking the belt out of the ring and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Rollins hits the Pedigree and gets 3.

WINNER: SETH ROLLINS.

Kind of a crappy finish, but that was a killer main event.

As Rollins is celebrating on the stage, Kevin Owens marches down to the ring and proceeds to assault Cesaro before hitting the pop-up powerbomb.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and July 16 Recap

July 17, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This Sunday is WWE Battleground, although no one really seems to care. Roman Reigns makes his way down through the crowd. After seeing a clip of the fight between Reigns and Bray Wyatt on RAW, Reigns says this started when Wyatt screwed him at MITB. Ever since then, he’s interfered in every one of Reigns’ matches and tried to get in his head with stupid mind games. Reigns is sick of it, and Wyatt isn’t in his head. He can’t break Reigns’ focus. If he could, Reigns wouldn’t have whipped him on RAW all over Atlanta. Wyatt needs to stay out of his business tonight, because he’s got a good one for Birmingham. He’s teaming with Dean Ambrose, and they’re bringing the fight to Sheamus and Big Show. The good guys…

The lights go out, and Wyatt appears on the TitanTron, clapping. He’s impressed. It appears the prophecy is true. Reigns is the perfect combination of brutality and brains. What is it that Reigns did to deserve those gifts? What gave him the right to try and make a clown out of Wyatt? On RAW, he didn’t need to turn around to find Reigns; he knew he was there. He could feel Reigns’ presence. For a moment, he was like everyone else and admired Reigns. He can see why they chose Reigns and believe in him. After all, Reigns is the unattainable. A stone monument that represents all that is good in this world. But understand Wyatt when he says his hand is the hammer, and at Battleground, the hammer destroys the monument and leaves it crumbling on the ground. *Laughs* Reigns says Wyatt keeps talking about this hammer. Why doesn’t he bring it down to the ring? Or is he going to stay on the TV all night? It sounds like Birmingham wants him to come down the ring now. Wyatt laughs and says Reigns holds no power over him. This is what true power looks like, and while Reigns stands out there with the insignificant people, just because they cheer for him, chant his name…go on, Reigns. Collect your roses, gladiator, because at the end of the day, none of them are real. But what is real is that while Reigns is in the ring, gallivanting around, Wyatt is back here with everything Reigns actually cares about. Does Reigns honestly think he can protect them all from him? He’s capable of some horrific things, and their game has only just begun. *Laughs* Reigns says the only thing that’s real is the whole world saw the “Face of Fear” run from Reigns live on RAW. Wyatt says that’s the fire that he’s been trying to get out of Reigns. Give it to him, because he knows that when he corners this vicious dog, he’s expecting the dog to bite him. But what Reigns doesn’t understand is that he’s the master, and when he raises his hand, that vicious dog will sit and obey. He wants Reigns to take some advice: Before Battleground, he wants Reigns to go home and surround himself with the people he loves most, and he wants Reigns to kiss them, tell them he loves them, and tell them he’s sorry. After Battleground, he won’t be able to promise he’s coming home. Anyone but you. Anyone but you.

MATCH 1: THE LUCHA DRAGONS (KALISTO AND SIN CARA) VS. BIG E AND KOFI KINGSTON (W/XAVIER WOODS)
The Prime-Time Players are on commentary for this match. Cara and Kofi start with a lock-up. Kofi applies a side headlock, hits a shoulder off the ropes, goes into a crisscross, poses for the crowd, then starts clapping. Cara applies a headlock now and hits his own shoulder off the ropes. More crisscrossing until Cara hits a springboard cross-body. Kofi comes back with some shots and tags in E. E tees off on Cara in the corner, then tags Kofi backs in. Cara boots both of them and counters an E arm wringer with a takedown on E and a headscissors on Kofi simultaneously. Kalisto tags in and Cara wheelbarrows him onto Kofi for 2. Cara back in, and he comes off the top, hitting Kofi with a forearm to the back. E makes a blind tag, Cara ducks a double clothesline and goes for another cross-body. E and Kofi catch him and dump him to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, E and Kofi take turns stomping Cara down in the corner. E whips Kofi in for a low dropkick in the corner, and Kofi follows up with a kick off the ropes for 2. Kofi applies a half-nelson/chinlock combo, but Cara elbows out. Kofi trips him and slides to the floor in the process. Back in, Kofi goes to the middle rope and snaps off a hurricanrana, but Cara rolls through for 2. Kofi nails Kalisto before kicking Cara and tagging in E. E locks in an abdominal stretch, but Cara knees his way out. E catches him with a back elbow off the ropes for 2, then kicks him across the ring. Cara blocks a corner charge, fights off Kofi, dives over E and tags in Kalisto. Kalisto hits a springboard cross-body, then goes for a corkscrew plancha. E catches him and sends him into the ropes, where he hits a handspring Tidal Crush. Kalisto trips him before hitting a Kalisto Kick. He ducks an incoming Kofi and nails him, knockin him to the floor. Cara wipes Kofi out with a suicide dive. Kalisto gets grabbed from behind by E for a roll-up, but he counters into a Salida del Sol and goes for the pin before Woods jumps up on the apron. Cara blasts him with a kick and calls for a tag, but Kofi yanks him down. Kalisto tees off on E and goes for an Asai moonsault. E catches him before tagging in Kofi and the two hit the Midnight Hour for 3.

WINNERS: BIG E AND KOFI KINGSTON.

Woods grabs a mic and tells the PTP that what just happened is what the power of positivity is all about, baby. Kofi says the PTP thought they could keep the New Day down, but what they failed to realize is when they ride the train of positivity, there is nothing in the world that can derail them. E then just orders the crowd to clap, because at Battleground, they’re taking what is rightfully theirs, and prime time is their time. The belts return to them, and they become the new WWE Tag Team Champions. Woods says then everyone will sing with them, “New-Tag-Champs”. The PTP hit the ring, so the New Day bail.

Roman Reigns is in the locker room with Dean Ambrose. Ambrose checks to see if Reigns is good. Reigns says he’s just ready for Sunday. He’s ready to beat the crap out of Bray Wyatt and be done with him. Ambrose is sick of him, too. He’s lucky they didn’t do worse to him on Monday. He wants to take care of the jokers tonight and keep an eye out for Wyatt.

MATCH 2: KING BARRETT VS. JACK SWAGGER
Swagger takes Barrett down by the waist, then rolls him over for 1. He picks Barrett up by the neck, but Barrett quickly gets to the ropes for the break. Swagger goes for a waistlock again after tripping the leg. He then powers Barrett up for a takedown. He goes for it again, but Barrett elbows out and nails Swagger in the corner. Swagger gets corner-whipped, avoids a splash and hits a clothesline off the ropes. Swagger goes for the Swagger Bomb, but Barrett sees it coming and rolls to the floor. Swagger follows and slams him face-first into the apron before rolling him back in. On the apron, Barrett nails a mule kick, then throws Swagger into the top buckle. He drapes Swagger across the top, nails some forearms to the back and goes for a kick. Swagger avoids contact, and Barrett collides with the buckles. Swagger hits a hotshot from the apron and rushes back in, only to have Barrett nail him in the face. Barrett follows up with the Royal Bull Hammer and gets 3.

WINNER: KING BARRETT.

R-Truth’s music hits, and he starts to do a speech, but Barrett cuts him off. He says this has gone on way too long. He’s sick of Truth’s nonsense. He’s the King of the Ring because he won an 8-man tournament, defeating 3 wrestlers in less than 24 hours. Truth was in the tournament, but wasn’t good enough to win it, so he makes a mockery of Barrett’s crown. The crown is one of the most prestigious accolades in the history of WWE. Some of the all-time greats have been the King, including himself. Truth wants to come out every week, no matter how many times Barrett beats him, to make a mockery of the crown. That’s fine, but the jokes and laughter end on Sunday. Barrett is going to beat him so badly, Truth will be on his knees, bowing down to the true King, and all will hail King Barrett.

We see Cesaro getting ready for his match. Kevin Owens spots him, wishes him luck, then walks away.

MATCH 3: RUSEV (W/SUMMER RAE) VS. CESARO
The two lock up and jockey for position. Rusev eventually controls and backs Cesaro into the corner. He misses a clothesline, and Cesaro takes him down with a waistlock before rolling him over into a crucifix for 1. He holds onto the waistlock before Rusev gets to the ropes. Rusev gets in a couple cheap shots, then clubs Cesaro down. Rusev hits a kick off the ropes, but Cesaro no-sells and nails a clothesline. He goes for a suplex, but Rusev fights him off and clubs him across the back. Rusev hits a knee, then goes for a suplex. Cesaro blocks twice and powers Rusev up for one of his own, getting a 1-count. Cesaro nails a right and a European uppercut. Rusev backdrops him to the apron, then tries to throw him into the buckles. Cesaro blocks counters and climbs back in. Rusev catches him with a knee and a goofy-looking swinging back suplex. Rusev stomps Cesaro down befor foot-choking him against the bottom rope. Rusev corner-whips Cesaro, then catches him with a knee to the chest. Rusev knocks him down with a punch, then lays in some stomps. Cesaro comes back with some rights and body shots. He ducks a clothesline and hits a German suplex. He hangs on for a second, but Rusev elbows his way out and hits a vertical splash against the ropes before dropping Cesaro with a fall-away slam for 2. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev headbutts Cesaro in the back before applying a rear chinlock. Cesaro elbows out, ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard European uppercut. He follows up with more uppercuts in the corner, then hits an overhead slam for 2. He sends Rusev to the floor with a dropkick and goes for a suicide dive. Rusev nails a forearm through the ropes, comes back in, ducks a clothesline and hits a spinning heel kick for 2. Rusev stomps Cesaro on the back and Cesaro then counters the Accolade attempt by rolling onto his back. He pulls Rusev down for a Sharpshooter, then instead hits a double-stomp to the gut. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Rusev backdrops him. Cesaro lands on his feet, then turns around into a thrust kick. Rusev calls for the Accolade again, stomping Cesaro in the back. He tries to lock it in, but Cesaro blocks it before grabbing the ropes. Rusev stomps him down, then charges in, only to get low-bridged to the floor. Cesaro dropkicks him through the ropes and lands outside as well. He charges in, only to have Rusev nail him with a big kick. Rusev rolls Cesaro back in and breaks the 10-count at 9, but then decides to go up top. He goes for a dive, but Cesaro meets him mid-air with a Very European Uppercut. Cesaro hits the Neutralizer and gets the 3!

WINNER: CESARO.

Cesaro becomes only the second man to pin Rusev, and he proceeds to celebrate with the fans in the front row. That’s a good win for Cesaro, and I hope it leads somewhere.

New Guy approaches Sheamus (who is now sporting a bull ring) for an interview about tonight’s main event, as well as his match with Randy Orton on Sunday. What are Sheamus’ thoughts on his upcoming challenges? Sheamus say they might seem like big challenges to a little man like New Guy, but he is just one Brogue Kick away from becoming the next WWE World Champion. It’s just another day at the office. He doesn’t cower from challenges; he embraces them. Tonight will be fun when he teams up with Big Show to take on Ambrose and Reigns. And he can’t wait to see the smile on his own face after what happens in the ring tonight. He wants to send a message to Orton, who has been jumping and mocking him. He invites Orton to watch tonight and see the battering he gives his opponents, because it’ll be nothing compared to the beating at Battleground. Tonight is about competition, but Sunday is personal, and everyone will be entertained.

MATCH 4: STARDUST VS. NEVILLE
Neville blocks a kick and applies a side headlock. They crisscross before Neville hits a seated dropkick. He lands a spinning back kick before Stardust hits a misdirection forearm. He stomps Neville down in the corner, then lands a snapmare and a running knee to the face for 1. Stardust drives his knee into Neville’s back, then takes him down with a rear chinlock. Neville snapmares out, runs into a back elbow, then leapfrogs an incoming Stardust, sending him crashing to the floor. Neville heads out and connects with an Asai moonsault beore rolling Stardust back in. He goes for a slingshot sunset flip, but Stardust drops down for the pin and grabs the ropes. The ref sees it before he counts three, leading the two to argue. Neville then surprises Stardust with a victory roll and gets 3.

WINNER: NEVILLE.

New Guy stops Neville in the back to congratulate him on his victory after his loss on RAW. What was his strategy in this match? Neville starts to talk about strategy when he gets attacked by Stardust from behind. Stardust then rambles.

We see Sasha Banks, Naomi and Tamina watching clips from the 9-woman brawl on RAW, when Jo-Jo asks for a reaction to that brawl. Naomi says finally, the odds are even. Her and Tamina having been riding together, but now they have the NXT Women’s Champion with them. Banks says “The Boss” (horrible nickname) is here in WWE. It’s their time to take over and run the divas division. The Bella Tw*ts, Alicia Fox, Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch want to step to them? They think they can take Banks and her girls? They’ll handle their business. Naomi says they’re bad, the best at dominating. Why? Because they are the most amazing & athletic diva, the most power diva and the baddest diva on the same team. They are the trifecta. They didn’t come here to make friends or play nice. Play time is over. Banks says you can bank on that. Tamina then stares Jo-Jo down.

MATCH 5: DEAN AMBROSE AND ROMAN REIGNS VS. SHEAMUS AND THE BIG SHOW
The IC triple threat that was supposed to feature Ryback, Show and the Miz for the title has been canceled due to Ryback suffering a staph infection in his knee. Sheamus locks up with Ambrose and backs him into the corner. Ambrose reverses, then grabs a waistlock and takes Sheamus down. Sheamus backs him to the ropes, turns around and hits a European uppercut. He hits another out of the corner, but then Ambrose comes back with some forearms. Sheamus catches him with a kneelift and a snapmare before kicking him in the spine. Sheamus hits another European uppercut, misses a clothesline and gets caught with a flying forearm. Ambrose hits another in the corner and goes for a bulldog. Sheamus shoves him off and hits a forearm, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline and knocks Sheamus to the floor. Reigns tags in as Show checks on Sheamus on the floor and nails them both with a running apron kick. Back in, he tags in Ambrose, who wipes them both out with a flying elbow. Commercials.

Back from the break, Reigns tags in to face off with Show, who is now legal. Show goes for a test of strength, but quickly breaks it and throws Reigns to the corner. He goes for a big chop, but Reigns fights out with kicks and punches. Ambrose tags in and hits Show with several punches and chops before running into a shoulderblock. Sheamus tags in and hits a standing release suplex. Ambrose comes back with punches and gets him against the ropes for a running dropkick. He follows up with a second, then goes off the ropes, only to have Show yank him down. Sheamus capitalizes with the Irish Curse for 2, then tags in Show. Show boots Ambrose, then punches him in the gut. I just realized Show isn’t wearing a shirt like he did last week. Not sure what that was about. Anyway, Show hits a bodyslam, then walks across Ambrose’s gut. He connects with the Nightmare on Helms Street for 2, then throws Ambrose to the corner for a pair of chops beofre tagging out to Sheamus. Sheamus throws him to the adjacent corner, hits a running shoulder thrust, a kneelift and an Irish Hammer. Show tags back in and hits another bodyslam. Show misses a big elbow off the ropes, and Ambrose makes the tag. Sheamus also tags in, and Roman drops him with a trio of clotheslines. He hits several more in the corner, then nails a big uppercut and a Samoan drop. Reigns calls for the Superman Punch, sees Show getting back up and goes after him instead. Show catches him with a goozle and shoves him into Sheamus’ White Noise for 2 as Ambrose breaks it up. Ambrose then dropkicks Show in the knee, sends him to the floor and goes for a suicide dive. Show catches him by the throat and goes for a chokeslam through the announce desk, but Ambrose counters with a DDT through the desk. Back in the ring, Reigns and Sheamus trade punches and uppercuts. Reigns gets the best of the exchanges before being thrown to the corner. Reigns backdrops an incoming Sheamus, but Sheamus lands on the apron, peppers Reigns with punches and then hits a hotshot. Sheamus heads up for the Battering Ram, but Reigns sees it coming. Sheamus rolls through and turns around into a Superman Punch. Reigns calls for the spear, but Bray Wyatt appears out of nowhere and attacks Reigns, leading to the DQ.

WINNERS VIA DISQUALIFICATION: DEAN AMBROSE AND ROMAN REIGNS.

Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Reigns escapes and nails a Superman Punch. Sheamus is back up and he goes for the Brogue Kick. Reigns ducks and nails him with a spear.

END OF SHOW.

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WWE SmackDown Results & June 9 Recap

July 10, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

The show emanates from Milwaukee, WI this week, and we’re kicking off with Seth Rollins, sans J&J Security, as a result of the attack by Brock Lesnar on RAW. He says on RAW, he marched to the ring and he did the unthinkable. Boo all you want, but he is more of a man than anyone in the arena. This past RAW, he came to the ring and called out Brock Lesnar. He gave Lesnar every opportunity to come into the ring, like a man, stare him down, like a man, and prove to the world he is the beast everyone thinks he is. Instead, Lesnar proved to the world what he truly is: Lesnar is a coward. Lesnar is a coward because instead of staring Rollins in the eyes like a man, he took his frustrations out on Rollins’ brand-new, $56,000, 2015 Cadillac CTS. When Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury to stop him, Noble got his arm snapped like a twig, and Mercury got suplexed through the windshield. It’s not the car that bothers him so much. 56 grand is pocket change. It’s what the card represented. It was a gift he gave to his friends, his family. Lesnar messed with his family, so at Battleground, he will not only slay the beat, he will humiliate Lesnar.

He’s interrupted when we hear a loud beeping in the arena. Rollins looks up to the stage, where a flat-bed tow truck is carrying what’s left of the Caddy.

Paul Heyman comes out on the stage. He introduces himself, and he’s here to confess his sins. Admittedly, he’s the advocate of the beast that did that damage to that car, the conqueror, Brock Lesnar. He could come out and spew a bunch of stupid metaphors like how Rollins is alone in the ring and he’ll be alone without J&J at Battleground when he loses the WWE World title to Lesnar, or metaphor about how the damage to the car pales in comparison to the damage that will be suffered by Rollins for violating the 11th Commandment, “Thou shalt not intentionally provoke the beast, Brock Lesnar”. But the truth is, the metaphor that applies is the damage to the car will pale in comparison to the damage when Lesnar on July 19th at Battleground, gets his hands on Rollins and drags him to the pits, not of hell, but to a place far, far, far worse, a place they like to call “Suplex City”. Rollins wants to know what Heyman is doing here. Heyman thinks the car is a metaphor for what Rollins will look like after Battleground? No, that car is a metaphor for what Lesnar will look like after what Rollins does to him. And Heyman wants to talk about Rollins being alone? After Battleground, Heyman will be alone, because he will no longer have a client to advocate for. Did he and Lesnar forget who Rollins is? He is the “Architect”. He destroyed the Shield. He cashed in his MITB contract at Wrestlemania and took the title from Heyman’s client. He’s also the man who reunited the Authority and left Lesnar laying in the ring. So, Paul, who do you think will walk out of Battleground the champion? Heyman is happy to answer this question. The person that will leave Battleground as champion is the one that will have his foot on Rollins’ chest, with the title in the air, and he will be declared the brand-new reigning, defending, undisputed WWE World Champion, Brooooo….

Rollins tells Heyman to shut up repeatedly. He’s heard enough of this crap. The man who will walk out of Battleground as the reigning, defending, undisputed World Champion is Seth Rollins. I think some of the audio was re-recorded there, because it didn’t sound right when Rollins said “reigning, defending, undisputed”.

Jimmy Uso is STILL on commentary. Who in the bloody hell thought this was a good idea?

MATCH 1: DEAN AMBROSE VS. BO DALLAS
Of course, Dallas comes out with a mic. He says after months of falling short of winning the WWE World title, Ambrose looks like he’s in need of some inspiration. And maybe a shower. Help is on the way, though. Last week at a WWE live event, he inspired the Rock to strive for greatness. Look at him now, starring in a hit TV show on HBO. He’s on top of the world, thanks to Dallas. If he can turn bland, unattractive people into mega-stars, then there’s still hope for Ambrose. All he has to do is Bolieve!

The two trade waistlocks before Ambrose goes for an arm wringer. Dallas tries to reverse, but gets pulled to the mat. Ambrose applies a hammerlock, but Dallas gets a rope-break. Dallas comes back in, misses a clothesline and gets rolled up for 2. Ambrose nails a chop to the chest, then corner-whips him. He hits a forearm and goes for a bulldog, but Dallas escapes and sends Ambrose shoulder-first into the ring post twice. He then does it a third time across the ring, and Ambrose falls to the floor. Dallas heads out and sends Ambrose into the barricade, then rolls him back in. Ambrose rolls to the apron, so Dallas heads to the floor and nails some forearms to the back with Ambrose draped across the apron. Dallas continues the attack, while covering Ambrose’s head with the ring skirt. Back in, Dallas hits a belly-to-belly off the ropes for 2, then applies a cravat. Commercials.

Back from the break, Dallas has Ambrose in a version of a crossface. Ambrose escapes, gets punched and nails a rebound clothesline. He lays in some jabs and backhands, ducks a clothesline and clotheslines Dallas to the floor near the announce desk. Ambrose sends him onto the table with a suicide dive, then mocks Dallas’ stupid sideways “thumb’s up” pose. He rolls Dallas back in the ring and goes up top, but Dallas recovers and hits a belly-to-belly superplex. Dallas then hits a complete shot in super slo-mo, but only gets 2. Dallas grabs Ambrose by the hair and goes for the Running Bo-Dog. Ambrose throws him off, avoids a corner charge, hits a clothesline and a running bulldog. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Dallas backdrops him. Ambrose holds on and tries for a sunset flip, so Dallas sits down for 2. Dallas then argues with the ref before going for a clothesline. Ambrose ducks and hits Dirty Deeds for 3.

WINNER: DEAN AMBROSE.

We see Seth Rollins in the Authority’s office, and he’s joined by the Big Show. He says with Lesnar taking J&J out like that and coming after Rollins, times are tough, and Rollins has to be a bit overwhelmed right now. Rollins says he can take the neanderthal down by himself…but if Show would like to help burn Suplex City to the ground…Show says no. He’s just here to make sure Rollins is focused on Ryback tonight. Rollins says he’ll make an example of Ryback tonight. He’ll show Ryback brains always beat brawn, and then at Battleground, he’ll destroy Lesnar. Show says that’s the right attitude, and that’s why Rollins is the champion. Show is going to do Rollins a favor and take care of Roman Reigns tonight. Oh, we get another installment of Show vs. Reigns? Goodie!

MATCH 2: RUSEV (W/SUMMER RAE) VS. FANDANGO
Rusev backs Fandango into the corner, but Fandango escapes and hits some chops. Rusev comes back with one of his own, misses a clothesline and gets hit with a spinning headscissors. He misses a corner attack but then hits a shoulder off the ropes. He connects with a vertical splash after a crisscross, then stomps Fandango down before dropping an elbow. Rusev kicks Fandango in the gut before Fandango comes back with some weak punches. Rusev hits a back elbow off the ropes, then applies a double trapezius claw. Fandango eventually escapes and snaps off some jabs before ducking a clothesline and hitting a seated dropkick. He nails a chop in the corner before getting corner-whipped. He blocks a charge with an elbow, then hits a flying clothesline to the back of the head for 2. Fandango goes up top once more, dives over an incoming Rusev, then gets nailed with a thrust kick. Rusev stomps Fandango in the back, locks in the Accolade and gets the quick submission.

WINNER: RUSEV.

After the match, Rusev reapplies the hold as Summer Rae continues to look absolutely horrible in every possible way.

MATCH 3: ROMAN REIGNS VS. THE BIG SHOW
Show is now wrestling in a shirt under his singlet, and looking fatter than ever. That’s pretty much the only thing of note here. It’s a Big Show match, after all.

Near the end, Reigns calls for the Superman Punch, but the lights go out. Bray Wyatt’s music hits, and someone who looks like Wyatt comes out on the stage. As Reigns is staring at him, the real Wyatt sneaks up onto the apron out of nowhere. Reigns turns around and manages to knock him to the floor. He turns back around, ducks a KO Punch, escapes chokeslam attempt, hits two Superman Punches and calls for the spear. Wyatt recovers and grabs Reigns legs, crotching him around the ring post, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: ROMAN REIGNS.

After the match, Show hits a chokeslam before leaving. Wyatt enters the ring and crab-walks over to Reigns from the corner, then lays Reigns out with Sister Abigail.

MATCH 4: WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION TITUS O’NEIL (W/DARREN YOUNG) VS. BIG E (W/KOFI KINGSTON AND XAVIER WOODS)
Kofi causes a distraction, which allows E to nail Titus from behind. He stomps Titus down in the corner, then clubs him in the chest. E hits a vertical splash off the ropes for 2, then applies an abdominal stretch before clubbing Titus in the chest again. Titus manages to toss E to the floor, but E lands on his feet and gets back up on the apron. Titus catches him with a knee through the ropes, then slingshots him back into the ring. Titus nails a shoulderblock and a clothesline, then hits a bodyslam. A legdrop off the ropes connects, and Titus follows up with an avalanche. E catches him off the ropes with a belly-to-belly, and now Woods is distracting the referee as Kofi jumps on the apron on the other side of the ring. He goes for a sneak attack, but the referee sees him. He then ejects both Kofi and Woods from ringside. E argues with the referee just before turning around into the Clash of the Titus for 3.

WINNER: TITUS O’NEIL.

Yay! It’s “Story Time With Randy Orton”! Great, because I’ve been suffering from insomnia lately. We see some clips from RAW regarding his current feud with Sheamus that no one is interested in. Back to the ring, Orton says he’s been here a little over 13 years now, and he’s made more enemies than he can count, but no one has gotten under his skin like Sheamus. Sheamus acts like he’s a modern-day gladiator, saying, “Are you not entertained?” No, Orton is not entertained (or entertaining). Sheamus has succeeded at getting Orton’s attention, so he’s going to attempt to make the impossible possible, and that’s make Sheamus entertaining. He’s going to do that by ripping the mowhawk off his head and shoving it up his pale, white arse.

Orton starts to leave, but the Ascension come out for some reasons. Viktor says this is their match time, so Orton can leave. Konnor says if he stays, he’ll fall pray to two hungry wolves. That was a really awkward promo. Orton looks around as the Ascension take off their entrance gear. Viktor says there is absolutely nothing more that they would enjoy doing than ripping him limb from limb. They jump in the ring, and Konnor tells him to leave, or they will personally introduce him to the Wastelands. Orton starts to back off, but then drops Konnor with an RKO before hitting a suspended DDT on Viktor. Orton then hits another RKO. Somehow, it’s “outta nowhere” according to the commentators, despite the fact that Orton signaled for it.

It’s a safe bet that after that pointless segment, the Ascension are officially dead in Vince’s eyes.

MATCH 5: BRIE BELLA AND ALICIA FOX (W/NIKKI BELLA) VS. NAOMI AND TAMINA
Brie and Naomi start with a lock-up. Naomi pie-faces Brie, and Brie returns the favore before “tackling” Naomi and punching her. Brie “trips” Naomi into the middle rope, then knees her in the face for 2. Tamina tags in and throws Brie to the corner. She misses a splash, and Brie hits a few kicks before going for a cross-body from the middle. Tamina catches her and hits a sidewinder for 2. In the corner, Tamina kicks her a few times and tags in Naomi, who stomps Brie down. Brie escapes a bodyslam and nails a shot to the back of the head. Naomi prevents a tag and drops an elbow, then goes to drive Brie’s head into the buckles. Brie shoves her off and makes the tag to Fox. Fox hits two dropsh*ts, then…um…something. She connects with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, unaware Tamina made a tag off the Irish whip. Fox goes for the pin, but Tamina nails her from behind. She clubs Fox across the back, then goes for a Samoan drop. Nikki jumps on the apron for a distraction, which allows Brie to come in, pull Fox to safety, then shove Tamina into Naomi on the apron. Fox hits the “axe kick” and gets 3.

WINNERS: BRIE BELLA AND ALICIA FOX.

The new interview guy is standing by with Ryback. He asks for Ryback’s thoughts on his match with Seth Rollins tonight. Ryback mentions their face-to-face on Smackdown recently, then says there’s no denying Rollins is talented. But the way he’s conducted himself as champion represents a gutless child. A champion fights, a champion doesn’t run or hide. We all saw what happened on RAW when Lesnar showed up. When the going got tough, Rollins got going. Tonight, there is no running or hiding. Two weeks ago, he said what it means to be champion and tonight, Ryback shows him what it means to be champion. It’s feeding time.

MATCH 6-CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION: INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK VS. WWE WORLD CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS (NON-TITLE)
The two lock up, and Ryback throws Rollins toward the corner. Rollins applies a side headlock before getting shouldered off the ropes. He rolls to the floor for a breather, then comes back in with a series of boots to the gut. He goes for a suplex, but Ryback blocks and hits a delayed vertical after a long delay. Ryback then clotheslines Rollins to the floor as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins is in control, with Ryback on the apron. Rollins goes for a suplex, but Ryback pulls him to the apron. Rollins kicks Ryback in the knee, then sends Ryback to the floor with a thrust kick to the face. Ryback pulls himself to the apron, but gets sent back down with a knee to the side. Rollins then hits a suicide dive before throwing Ryback into the barricade. Ryback gets rolled back into the ring and pulls himself to a seated position in the corner. Rollins mocks Brock Lesnar on the apron, then nails a corner forearm after climbing back into the ring. Rollis applies a scissored sleeper on the mat, but Ryback powers back up and hits a backpack stunner. Rollins gets up first and misses a corner splash. Ryback ducks a clothesline and hits a back-drop before hitting a running sit-out powerslam for 2. Rollins escapes a powerbomb and hits a boot in the corner. Up top, Rollins dives off for the flying knee. Ryback avoids it, Rollins through, then runs into a spinebuster. Rollins rolls to the apron, and Ryback goes for a suplex. Rollins rolls through into a schoolboy for 2. He goes for another kick, but Ryback blocks it and hits him with a powerbomb. Ryback connects with the Meat Hook, then calls for Shell Shocked. He gets Rollins up, but Rollins escapes. Ryback grabs him by the legs and tries to slingshot Rollins up. Rollins spins through and hits a kick to the head. He then heads outside, grabs the WWE World title and begins heading for the back. Ryback cuts him off on the ramp and rolls him back into the ring. Rollins heads to the floor again and tries to escape through the crowd. Once again, Ryback catches him and throws him back to ringside. Rollins crawls into the ring, only to have Ryback yank him back down to the floor. Ryback calls for Shell Shocked on the floor, but Rollins escapes and runs through the crowd. Ryback returns to the ring and gets a count-out win as Rollins makes his way through the crowd and towards the stage.

WINNER VIA COUNT-OUT: RYBACK.

The Big Show’s music hits, and Show & Rollins are heading back to the ring. They each take a side of the ring and this quickly leads to a double-team on Ryback. Roman Reigns’ music hits and he comes down the ramp. He nails Rollins and spears Show. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Reigns escapes and shoves Rollins into a Shell Shocked by Ryback.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and July 2 Recap

July 03, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Smackdown opens with Seth Rollins, flanked by J&J Security. Jimmy Uso is back on commentary this week, and I’m already in hell. Rollins says in today’s fast-paced culture, everyone’s always in a hurry to get where they’re going. It’s too bad none of you can get there in style. His boys, J&J epitomize style and will be riding around in a brand-new 2015 Cadillac CTS that he gave them. They’re generation, they’re up on technology, like Apple watches, like the ones he gave to J&J and Kane. He’s as eager to talk about the future as anyone, but they need to focus on the present. We are living in historic times. The world is changing before their eyes. Their children’s children, and their children, are going to want to know what it was like to be part of such a historic era. He then pretends to be a kid, asking “Uncle Joey” and “Uncle Jamie” about Rollins destroying the “Roman Empire” and burning “Suplex City” to the ground. We go to footage from two weeks ago when the Authority quadruple-teamed Lesnar. Back to the ring, Rollins says he never gets tired of seeing that. In the matter of two weeks, he decimated the other two men in the main event of Wrestlemania. He cemented his place as the greatest superstar of his generation, if not the history of WWE. He conquered the conqueror. He beat the one in 21-1. He slayed the “Beast Incarnate”. This past Monday, they did the same thing to Reigns. Mercury and Noble were too much for him. Kane is a legend, and Reigns could never measure up to him. They left him in a heap, while his best friend was in a heap on the outside of the ring. Bray Wyatt set him up, and they knocked him down. Wyatt then picked the bones. He wants everyone to know the Authority is fair. Before Kane took off on his flight to Tokyo, he made sure Ambrose and Reigns would be afforded opportunities at payback tonight. With that said, Ambrose goes one-on-one with Wyatt, and Reigns goes one-on-one with Rollins in the main event. That is, of course, if Reigns shows up. No one’s heard from Reigns since Monday, but if he knows Reigns as well as he thinks…

Ambrose interrupts and marches down the ramp a ways before heading back up to the stage and behind the curtain. He comes back out a moment later, wielding a kendo stick. He tosses Mercury before getting double-teamed by Noble and Rollins. Mercury grabs the stick, but Ambrose kicks him away, grabs the stick, then swings wildly as everyone bails. Ambrose gets on the mic and says if Ambrose is ready for payback, that’s great, because his match with Wyatt is happening now.
MATCH 1: DEAN AMBROSE VS. BRAY WYATT
The two lock up, then trade some punches before Ambrose hits a snapmare and a low clothesline. Ambrose nails a few more strikes before Wyatt runs through him with a flying back elbow. He hits a headbutt, then chokes Ambrose over the middle rope. Wyatt hits a standing suplex, then mule-kicks Ambrose in the chest for 2. He drives his knee into Ambrose’s back before applying a rear chinlock. Ambrose fights out before Wyatt knees him in the gut. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. He hits a forearm off the ropes, then blocks a clothesline and turns it into a swinging neckbreaker. Ambrose heads to the top, but Wyatt rolls to the floor on the other side of the ring. Ambrose follows him out, ducks a clothesline, gets rolled into the ring, continues spinning then knocks Wyatt down. Commercials.
Back from the break, Wyatt nails Ambrose in the gut off a top rope dive and goes for Sister Abigail. Ambrose counters into a schoolboy for 2, then goes for Dirty Deeds. Wyatt escapes and looks for a standing uranage. Ambrose escapes again and low-bridges Wyatt to the floor. Ambrose floors Wyatt with a suicide dive, then rolls Wyatt back in. He hits a corner forearm before Wyatt blocks a running bulldog. Ambrose hits a back elbow out of the corner and follows up with a tornado DDT for 2. Ambrose goes for a neckbreaker, but Wyatt escapes before fighting out of a waistlock. Ambrose goes for the rebound clothesline, but Wyatt drops him and hits a running senton for 2. Wyatt throws himself backwards in the corner before dropping right down into a crab-walk. Ambrose kicks him in the head, but Wyatt recovers and nails an avalanche. Ambrose follows up with a corner forearm, eats an uppercut, then nails the rebound clothesline. Up top, Ambrose hits the flying elbow for 2. Wyatt rolls to the floor and walks towards the announce desk. Ambrose follows, climbs up on the desk and dives off. Wyatt catches him and hits the standing uranage against the barricade. Wyatt rolls Ambrose back in, hits Sister Abigail and gets 3.
WINNER: BRAY WYATT.
After some commercials, we come back, and Adam Rose is in the middle of an in-ring promo, accompanied by Rosa. Rose is sporting a mustache now, and he looks like an out-of-work 70’s porn star. He says that people don’t get it, and they never will, because they’re all too “jelly” of him and Rosa. Thanks, Adam. Short yet pointless.
R-Truth comes out, and he’s apparently doing some spoof of King Barrett, wearing a homemade cape & crown, and carrying a plunger. He gets an inset promo and talks about King Barrett, but it was dumb, so I’m not going to recap it.
MATCH 2: ADAM ROSE (W/ROSA) VS. R-TRUTH
Rose applies an arm wringer, which Truth counters into a side headlock. He hits a shoulder off the ropes, the two crisscross, Truth puts on the breaks, ducks a clothesline and hits a back elbow. Rose gets pissy and runs into a hiptoss. He avoids a corner splash, then gets an Eskimo kiss from Rosa. Rose drops some elbows for 1, then goes for a bodyslam. Truth escapes and goes for a roll-up. Rose holds onto the ropes to block, then goes for a back-body drop off the ropes, which Truth counters with a sunset flip for 2. Truth blocks a few shots and hits the Lie Detector for 3.
WINNER: R-TRUTH.
After an interview clip of Ryback talking about destroying Mark Henry tonight, we see Henry in the back, standing by with some interviewer. This guy asks Henry what he thinks of Ryback’s words. Henry says Ryback put his name in his mouth, and Henry’s going to leave a bad taste in it. He disrespected the Henry’s name, and the name of the Big Show. Maybe he has amnesia from the whipping he took last week. Ryback has bit off more than he can chew, and if he thinks he’s going to put Henry up, he’s out of his mind. Tonight, Ryback will get his hairline pushed back, and will definitely be put in the “Hall of Pain”.
MATCH 3: MARK HENRY VS. INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK (NON-TITLE)
The two lock up and jockey for position. Henry gets Ryback against the ropes, then shoves him to the floor. Ryback lands on his feet and gets back in, where Henry clubs him down. Henry nails some forearms to the back in the corner, then biels him across the ring. Henry misses an avalanche, and Ryback hits a few rights. He gets whipped across the ring, but blocks a charge with a back elbow. He looks for Shell Shocked, but can’t quite get him up. Ryback shoves Henry against the ropes, but then gets knocked down with a clothesline. Henry stands on Ryback’s back against the ropes, then picks him up for a straight right. Off the ropes, Ryback ducks a clothesline and hits a shoulder. He connects with a Warrior Splash for 2, then looks for a suplex. Henry blocks and nails Ryback with a forearm to the back. He chokes Ryback over the middle rope, then corner-whips him, Ryback slumping to the mat on impact. Henry hits a sit-down splash to the back, then picks Ryback up for a bodyslam. Henry applies a double trapezius claw, then turns Ryback around for a headbutt and a bearhug. Ryback fights out and goes for a bodyslam, but Henry lands on top of him, getting 2. Ryback ducks a clothesline, and the two collide off simultaneous clotheslines in the middle of the ring. Both get back up, and Ryback lays in some rights before stomping Henry down in the corner. Ryback goes for a suplex and gets Henry up and back down this time. He calls for the Meat Hook and connects, then calls for Shell Shocked. Henry punches Ryback and goes for the WSS. Ryback escapes, lands on his feet and hits a spinebuster. Ryback drops the straps, hoist Henry up and drops him with Shell Shocked for 3.
WINNER: RYBACK.
Seth Rollins is in the back with J&J. Joey Mercury shows Rollins his watch, apparently showing an email that says Roman Reigns still isn’t in the building. Jamie Noble shows him the same thing, but in text. Mercury and Noble continue playing with their watches.
MATCH 4: BRIE BELLA (W/ALICIA FOX) VS. NAOMI
Naomi grabs the hair, and Brie gets her in an arm wringer. Naomi counters, sends Brie on her ass, then kicks her in the face for 2.  Naomi gets in arm wringer, but Brie counters by flipping off the ropes. Naomi chases her outside, ducks a clothesline from Fox, then gets hit with one by Brie. Back in the ring, Brie stomps Naomi down then goes to throw her into the corner. Naomi counters, runs into a back elbow, then gets hit with a second-rope dropkick for 2. The crowd is bored sh*tless. Brie applies a modified rear chinlock, but Naomi escapes and hits a dropkick. She gets tripped into the second rope, then hit with a running knee to the face for 2. In the corner, Brie kicks Naomi in the gut and hits a bulldog for 2. Brie applies another rear chinlock, but Naomi fights out and sends Brie into the corner. She ducks a clothesline and hits a version of Eat Defeat. In the corner, Brie backdrops Naomi, but Naomi lands on her feet and hits a forearm. As the ref pushes Brie back, Fox grabs Naomi’s foot on her way back into the ring. She trips a bit, which allows Brie to boot Naomi and hit her with a sit-out facebuster for 3.
WINNER: BRIE BELLA.
Bray Wyatt appears on the screen and tells Roman Reigns to come out, come out, wherever you are. He misses Reigns. After all, he doesn’t have anyone to blame but himself for why Reigns isn’t here. He’s the reason Reigns wasn’t there to protect his only friend in this world, Dean Ambrose. Where are you, man? Wyatt thinks he’s hiding, deep in some black cave, feeling sorry for himself, licking his wounds like some injured animal. But that ain’t the Reigns he tells everyone he is. That ain’t the Reigns that he feeds to all these kids. Nah, man. One versus all. That’s who he is, right? It’s a lie. The real Reigns has too many people that he loves, too many people that he cares for, and it makes him weak. Wyatt has no one, and he’s never had anything since he’s been alive on this planet. That makes him strong. He wants to Reigns a promise: everything Reigns loves in this world, Wyatt will burn all around Reigns until there is nothing left, until it’s just Reigns, standing all alone. Then, he will show Reigns the ultimate mercy: he will finish Reigns last. Anyone but you, Roman. Anyone but you. Run.
MATCH 5: THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR) VS. WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS (TITUS O’NEIL AND DARREN YOUNG) (NON-TITLE)
Titus and Viktor start. Viktor ducks a lock-up and hits some chops, which Titus no-sells. Titus grabs him by the face, throws him to the corner and hits a big chop. He does it again, then calls for one more before tagging in Young. Young walks over Viktor before Titus gourdbusters Young onto Viktor. Young hits a sit-down splash for 2, but then gets backed into the heel corner. Konnor tags in and nails several shots. Young comes back with some forearms before getting shouldered off the ropes. The two crisscross until Young hits a rolling elbow. Konnor comes back with an uppercut. Young hits a few shots, but then gets tripped into the middle rope. Viktor tags in as Young rolls to the apron. The two fight on the apron until Young hits a back suplex onto it. He then nails Konnor with a forearm before Viktor throws him face-first into the ring post. Commercials.
Back from the break, Young is trying to fight out of the heel corner, to no avail. Konnor tags in and hits a legdrop for 2. Konnor drives Young down with a rear chinlock. Young fights to his feet before being thrown to the corner. He fights out before getting tripped. Viktor tags in and stomps Young in the back. Young goes for a sunset flip off the ropes and gets it, but not before Konnor makes the tag. He breaks up the pin with a kick, then tags in Viktor, who hits a bodyslam for 2. Viktor applies a rear chinlock, but Young quickly fights out. Viktor hits a high knee off the ropes, sending Young to the apron. Young backdrops him to the floor, then starts to crawl for a tag. Titus and Konnor both tag in, with Titus hitting a shoulder off the ropes. Viktor tries a top-rope cross-body, but Titus catches him and just throws him to the side. He nails Konnor with a big boot, then connects with an avalanche and a Pounce for 2. Viktor breaks up the pin, then boots an incoming Young. Young tosses him to the floor and connects with a cross-body from the apron. Back in the ring, Titus avoids a corner whip and hits the Clash of the Titus for 3.
WINNERS: THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS.
Rusev and Summer Rae come out.
Nope.
MATCH 6: WWE WORLD CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS (W/J&J SECURITY) VS. ROMAN REIGNS (NON-TITLE)
Reigns is still reportedly not in the building. Rollins says he normally wouldn’t want to come out and burden everyone with the formality of giving Reigns the count of ten to come out here, but man, he really wants to see these sweet Apple watches in action, so let’s count it down, hop in the Cadillac and get the hell out of this rotten city. The bell is rung, and J&J proceed to start counting.
Reigns’ music hits before the 10-count, and we see him coming down through the crowd. Rollins starts to clobber him on his way into the ring, but Reigns quickly powers him into the corner. Reigns whips him across the ring, with Rollins flipping upside-down. He lands on his feet, but then turns around into an uppercut. Joey Mercury jumps on the apron, so Reigns throws him into the ring. He puts Mercury up for a powerbomb, but Rollins boots Reigns in the gut, then powerbombs Reigns into the buckles for 2. He stomps Reigns down, then chokes him over the middle rope. Mercury gets in a cheap shot behind the ref’s back. Rollins goes to the top and hits a double-stomp to Reigns’ back for 2. Rollins strikes Reigns in the back with some forearms, then tees off on him in the corner. Rollins stomps Reigns down, then applies an arm wringer. Reigns tries to fight back, but Rollins quickly stops him before hitting a bodyslam. Rollins heads up top again and dives off, but is met in mid-air with an uppercut. Reigns hits a few more rights before Rollins lands a mule kick. He nails a corner forearm, but Reigns comes back with a corner clothesline. Reigns hits a few more of those, then nails an incoming Mercury with an uppercut. Rollins looks for another corner powerbomb, but Reigns counters witha  back-body drop. Rollins lands on his feet, but then turns around into a powerbomb by Reigns. Reigns loads up the Superman Punch, but Jamie Noble grabs his foot. Mercury then comes in and starts pelting Reigns with punches, leading to the DQ.
WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: ROMAN REIGNS.
Rollins hits a clothesline, and now we have a triple-team attack going. Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he runs down with a kendo stick. He swings at everyone, clubbing Rollins repeatedly in the process. Rollins recovers and goes for the Pedigree, but gets blasted with a Superman Punch. Reigns loads up the spear, but J&J pull Rollins to the floor and try to leave through the crowd. Rollins escapes, but Ambrose and Reigns catch J&J and throw them back into the ring. Ambrose cracks Mercury over the back with the stick, and Reigns drops him with a Superman Punch. Ambrose then clobbers Mercury with the cane as Noble has escaped back through the crowd. Reigns then cuts through Mercury with a spear.
End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and June 25 Recap

June 26, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week opens with Seth Rollins, flanked by Joey Mercury and Kane. Jamie Noble is out with a broken rib for now. Jimmy Uso is filling in for Byron Saxton on commentary this week, as Saxton is apparently working on Tough Enough at the moment. Couldn’t tell you for sure, because I’m not watching that crap. Rollins says the Authority is back. They’ve got the band back together. They took a trip to Suplex City on Monday night, and burned it to the ground. It might have been uncomfortable for some fans, but change is a necessity. You need it to grow and evolve. He is a perfect example. A little over a year ago, he was a member of the Shield. He made the change that was necessary. It wasn’t popular at the time, but look at him now. He’s the undisputed WWE World Champion. He’s a proud member of the Authority, and he’s surrounded by true family, true brothers, like Joey Mercury. Mercury has had his back since day one and is a genius. He helped mastermind the beat-down of the Beast on RAW, and he’s glad to have Mercury on his side. It’s bittersweet for everyone, though. He points out Noble is missing. He was taken to a medical facility after RAW, suffering three broken ribs at the hands of Brock Lesnar. We go to the footage, where Lesnar rams Noble back-first into the aisle barricade. Back to the arena, Rollins says he and Mercury spent the previous night with Noble. Noble is a champion and will make a full recovery. Now, Rollins will say tonight what they said to Noble, and that is that tonight is dedicated to the career of Noble. Noble wouldn’t want them to be sad about what happened; he’d want them to celebrate, and no one has more to celebrate than Kane. Yeah, those two World titles and a handful of tag title runs in 20 years with the company is something special, let me tell you. Rollins says Kane took Lesnar down on RAW. Before that, he chokeslammed Dean Ambrose straight to hell, and he showed everybody that no matter what, Kane is forever the “Devil’s Favorite Demon”. Kane says whether your name is Roman Reigns, Ambrose or Lesnar, if you cross the Authority, there will be consequences. Speaking of which, there is a giant absence in the family tonight. Their extended family member the Big Show (apparently, that’s still a thing) is not here tonight after the unprovoked actions of the IC Champion. We go to RAW again, where Ryback assaulted Show in a backstage brawl. Back to the arena, Kane asks Ryback to please join them in the ring.

Ryback comes down, and Kane asks him to explain his actions from RAW. Ryback said Show didn’t want to hear what Ryback had to say, but wanted to see what he could do, and “The Big Guy” showed him. Rollins says he endangered countless, innocent employees. He’s the IC Champion; that’s not how a champion is supposed to act. If he wants to know how a champion should act, maybe he should take lessons from Rollins. Ryback says he’s what a champion looks like, then rips off his shirt. There’s a difference between a champion and a sellout. A champion stands and fights; a sellout runs and hides. A champion stands by people every day; a sellout like Rollins plays nice when Lesnar is in town. He wishes Ambrose had his grip and could have held on for one more second at MITB, because then we would have a real champion instead of a pathetic, cowardly, over-protected, gutless child like Rollins. Rollins stares daggers through Ryback, and Kane tells Ryback he’ll have the opportunity to show the WWE Universe how he thinks a real champion behaves when he faces…wait for it…it’s a shocker…I promise…Kane.

The Authority leave, but halfway up the ramp, Rollins calls for the music to be cut off. He is sick of the lack of respect. He is the WWE World Champion. Kane will take care of Ryback tonight. Ryback mentioned Ambrose like Rollins still has something to prove. He didn’t barely beat Ambrose at MITB; he annihilated him. But since Ambrose is still walking around, Rollins wouldn’t mind finishing the job, so tonight, he’ll take on Ambrose one-on-one, and he’ll show the world the Authority is not only back, but always wins.

MATCH 1: DOLPH ZIGGLER (W/LANA) VS. SHEAMUS
Sheamus boots Ziggler, then hits a European uppercut before beating Ziggler down in the corner. Ziggler avoids a bodyslam and locks in a scissored sleeper. Sheamus tosses him off, then rolls to the floor to avoid a superkick. Up on the apron, Ziggler dropkicks Sheamus, and that’s when Rusev comes out. He tells Lana to stop as he hobbles to the ring. She heads up the ramp to meet him. He tells her to stop this and come back to him over and over. He offers to kiss her the right way, and she turns her back on him. He screams at her in Bulgarian, and she marches back to ringside. He says he’s done, and this is it. He curses at her some more, and back in the ring, Sheamus tries for a surprise Brogue Kick, but Ziggler avoids it and rolls Sheamus up for 2. He goes for a leaping DDT, but Sheamus drops him gut-first across the top rope. Sheamus knocks him to the floor with a running kneelift as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Sheamus has Ziggler in a rear chinlock. Jimmy Uso is insufferable on commentary. Ziggler fights out before running into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Sheamus goes to the top, but Ziggler brings him back down with a super facebuster, hurting himself in the process. He still gets up first and hits a few rights. He blocks a back-body drop and goes for a superkick. Sheamus blocks and goes for a back suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet, boots Sheamus and goes for the rocker dropper. Sheamus catches him and looks for a powerbomb, which Ziggler reverses into a sunset flip for 2. Sheamus gets up and hits a kneelift, but then runs into a superkick for 2. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Sheamus holds onto the ropes. Ziggler runs into a tilt-a-whirl, but counters it into a scissored sleeper. Sheamus tries to break it by ramming Ziggler back-first into the buckles, but Ziggler holds on. Sheamus then sends him face-first into the buckles before a couple back rams finally breaks it. He grabs Ziggler on his shoulders, but Ziggler fights him off from the middle buckle. Sheamus crotches him on the top rope, then nails a Brogue Kick for 3.

WINNER: SHEAMUS.

We see Rusev limping in the back, muttering to himself. He screams at someone backstage before continuing limping to a chainlink fence. He shakes the fence before Summer Rae tries to calm him down. She says Lana’s not worth it and walks away. I guess Rae would know about being worthless better than just about anyone, right?

MATCH 2: ALICIA FOX (W/THE BELLA TWINS) VS. NAOMI (W/TAMINA)
Fox hits a hip throw, then goes into a side headlock. Naomi sends her into the ropes and gets hit with a shoulder. She kips up, but then gets hit with an awful kick that sends her to the apron. She gets up and kicks Fox in the face, then comes back in with a quick hurricanrana. She hits a bulldog into the second buckle, then stomps Fox in the back before slapping her int he back of the head. Naomi hits a bodyslam and a jumping legdrop for 2. Naomi applies a rear chinlock, and I just noticed she’s wearing light-up sneakers, because she’s apparently 10 and this is 1991. Fox fights her way out of the chinlock and reverses a corner whip into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Fox then tackles her through the ropes and to the floor, right in front of the Bellas. Naomi recovers and rams Fox back-first into the apron, then kicks her in the back a couple times before rolling her back in the ring, which Fox botches. Naomi gets in the face of the Bellas before Tamina superkicks Brie. Nikki tackles Tamina, but then gets thrown into a superkick by Naomi. Naomi crawls back in and Fox cuts her off before hitting some stupid-looking version of Melina’s old Extreme Makeover for 3.

WINNER: ALICIA FOX.

I love how all of the divas on the roster right now except for Paige and Natalya are heels. Makes a whole lot of sense.

Jesus. Jimmy Uso is using the term “Oos” for everything tonight, and it’s making my ears bleed.

Jo-Jo is standing by with the New Day. They are clapping. She points out they lost their titles at MITB. Xavier Woods says they don’t focus on losses or negatives. Kofi Kingston and Big E ramble on about positivity and overcoming things. Thankfully, they’re cut off by the Prime-Time Players. They start a “New Day sucks” chant as Jo-Jo leaves. PTP point out that there’s a dilemma, because there’s only two of them and three of the New Day. One of the New Day will have to sit on the sidelines and be a weak link at Battleground, but he’s sure they’ll figure it out through the power of positivity. They leave, and New Day start bickering and throwing a tantrum. Bo Dallas walks up, and he’s not happy about seeing the most positive entity in WWE so angry. They inspire so many, including him, which is why he asked the Authority if he could ask to join New Day against PTP and their partners. Thank goodness, because with him, the New Day will be sweltering hot and sunny, with a 100% chance of victory. New Day then get him to do a clap with him, because the WWE hates me.

As Ryback comes out for his match with Kane, Big Show attacks him and throws him into the lower screen on the stage. Show knees him in the face, then rips the IC title off and throws it to the side. He continues the attack on the ramp, then throws him down it. The attack continues at ringside as Kane looks on from the ring. Show’s kicks look like a bunny could shake them off with ease. Show throws Ryback chest-first into the barricade, then tosses him into the ring. Kane orders the referee to ring the bell, and the referee begrudgingly does so.

MATCH 3: KANE (W/THE BIG SHOW) VS. INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK (NON-TITLE)
Kane rolls Ryback over for the easy pin, but only gets 2. He stomps Ryback down in the corner, then grinds his knee into Ryback’s back over the middle rope. Kane hits an uppercut before Ryback manages to ram him into the buckles. Kane reverses positions and knees Ryback in the gut. Kane hits a couple kicks and an uppercut. He hits some pathetic shoulder thrusts in the corner, but tries it once too many times as Ryback moves and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Ryback is up first, and he drops Kane with a spinebuster. He pulls himself up int he corner and calls for the Meat Hook, which connects. He signals for Shell Shocked, but Show causes a distraction on the apron. This allows Kane to go for the chokeslam, but Ryback escapes, kicks Kane and goes for Shell Shocked. Show comes in and plants Ryback with a side kick, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: RYBACK.

Ryback tries to fight back, tackling Show. Kane and Show quickly overwhelm him and stomp him down. Show then puts him down with a chokeslam. Ryback still tries to pull himself to his feet, so Show plants him with another chokeslam. Jerry Lawler at this point mentions the Miz, the third member in the IC title three-way at Battleground. Miz is so crucial to this match and the company, this was the first time he was mentioned all night.

MATCH 4: BO DALLAS AND THE NEW DAY (BIG E, KOFI KINGSTON AND XAVIER WOODS) VS. WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS (TITUS O’NEIL & DARREN YOUNG) AND THE LUCHA DRAGONS (KALISTO & SIN CARA)
Titus and Kofi start, with Kofi applying a headlock, turning it into a hammerlock and hammering Titus across the back. Titus throws him to the corner and hits two very loud chops, then picks Kofi up and slings him across the ring. Young tags in, and the PTP hit a double shoulder. Young hits a sit-down splash for 2, then gets backed into the heel corner. Dallas tags in and hits some forearms before Young cuts him down with a clothesline. He hits a big forearm, then follows up with an inverted atomic drop, a couple punches, a European uppercut and a suplex for 2. He hits a hip throw and cinches in a side headlock before getting back to his feet. Dallas fights out, but then eats a couple knees. Young goes for the Gut Check, but Dallas escapes to the floor. He and the New Day have a clap session as their opponents just look on. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kofi is beating Cara down in the corner. He mocks the Dragons, then goes for a corner whip. Cara reverses, Kofi climbs the buckles, and dives off into a dropkick for 2. Cara runs into a back elbow as Woods tags in. Cara gets backdropped to the floor, where he punches Woods a couple times. He tries to climb back in, but Kofi hits him with a baseball slide, followed by a superkick by Woods. Far too many wrestlers in WWE use the superkick. Just saying. Woods mocks the Dragons, then rolls Cara back in before taunting Jimmy Uso at the announce desk. Back in the ring, he stomps down Cara, then tags in E. E does some more stomps, then tags in Kofi. Kofi stomps Cara. Dallas tags in and does some stomps. Woods tags in and does some more. So does E. Kofi tags in and E whips him in for a dropkick on Cara. Dallas in, and he picks Cara up, then immediately tags out to E. Whatever. E applies an abdominal stretch, but Cara fights out. E clubs him down and tags in Kofi. They set Cara up for a superbomb, which Cara counters with a hurricanrana. Cara crawls for a tag as Woods tags in. Kalisto makes the tag and hits a springboard cross-body. He follows up with a springboard corkscrew cross-body, hits a Kalisto Kick, then snaps off a low hurricanrana into a driver for 2 as Dallas breaks it up. Young comes in and hits Dallas with the Gut Check. E runs through Young, then turns around into a spinebuster from Titus. Kofi sends him to the floor with Trouble in Paradise, but then gets dropkicked to the floor by Cara. Woods rolls Kalisto up for 2, misses a clothesline, then gets hit with a Tidal Crush. Cara climbs to the top and wipes out everyone on the floor. In the ring, Kalisto hits a springboard 450 splash for 3.

WINNERS: THE LUCHA DRAGONS AND THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS.

Roman Reigns is in the locker room and is approached by Dean Ambrose. Bray Wyatt is really ticking him off. He messed with Ambrose, and now he’s messing with Reigns, hiding in the shadows, delivering spooky messages and trying to get in people’s heads. He wants to search the building until they find him and deliver a nasty message to Wyatt. Reigns cuts him off and says he’ll worry about Wyatt. He’ll bust Wyatt’s ass at Battleground, and Ambrose needs to worry about the Authority. He’s got Ambrose’s back tonight. Ambrose leaves, and Reigns finds something in the pocket of his vest. It’s a picture of himself with the words “Anyone But You” written on it, with Reigns’ eyes scratched out.

After some commercials, we see Reigns marching around in the back, looking for Wyatt. Kane stops him and Reigns says to either tell him where Wyatt is, or get the hell out of his way. Kane says ever since Wyatt got into Reigns’ thick skull, he’s become a liability. Reigns crossed the line, and it won’t be tolerated. He’s ejecting Reigns from the building. Some security guys come out. Kane says Reigns can’t fly off the handle, and he needs to maintain a safe working environment. The security wrestlers surround him, but he shoves them off. He says if he finds Wyatt, it’s going down. He shoves Kane, then marches out of the building.

MATCH 5: DEAN AMBROSE VS. WWE WORLD CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS(W/KANE AND JOEY MERCURY) (NON-TITLE)
They lock up and trade arm wringers before Rollins hits a hip throw. Ambrose is back up, and he receives a shoulder off the ropes. They crisscross until Ambrose hits a pair of armdrags and goes into an armbar. He turns it into a hammerlock, then armbars the other arm while putting pressure on Rollins’ shoulder. Rollins comes back with a boot and some punches on the ropes. Ambrose then clotheslines Rollins to the floor, sending him into the barricade in the process. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins hits a dragon screw across the middle rope on Ambrose’s left leg. He attacks Ambrose’s leg some more, then nails a corner forearm shot before applying a deathlock. Ambrose crawls to the bottom rope and manages to break the hold. Ambrose comes back with some punches before Rollins trips him and applies a half-crab before just slamming the knee into the mat. He assaults Ambrose in the corner, nails another running forearm, then tosses Ambrose to the middle of the ring. He heads up top, but Ambrose hobbles to the corner and meets him with a punches before hitting a butterfly superplex from the middle rope. Ambrose slaps himself in the knee, snaps off some jabs and chops, then hits a pair of forearms. He hits a corner forearm, misses a bulldog, avoids a splash and rolls Rollins up for 2. He ducks a roundhouse and hits a back suplex into a facebuster for another 2. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Rollins backs him into the corner. He sets Ambrose on the top rope and goes for a superplex. Ambrose fights him off and goes for a tornado DDT. Rollins tosses him off, and he lands on his bad knee before Rollins hits a superkick for 2. Rollins heads up top once more and goes for a cross-body. Ambrose rolls through for 2, then hits a swinging neckbreaker. Ambrose heads up now, and Kane jumps on the apron. Ambrose kicks him away, dives over Rollins, ducks a clothesline and hits Kane with a suicide dive. Rollins tries a dive, but Ambrose forearms him through the ropes. Back in the ring, Ambrose hits the flying elbow and goes for the pin, but Mercury distracts the referee. Ambrose breaks the pin and goes after Mercury, who drops to the floor. Rollins rolls Ambrose up for 2 and goes for Dirty Deeds. Mercury is back up as Rollins escapes, only to have Rollins thrown into him, knocking him off the apron. Ambrose rolls Rollins up for 2, then hits an elbow out of the corner, followed by a tornado DDT for 2. Ambrose hits a few more strikes against the ropes, but then walks into a back kick. He goes for the rebound clothesline, but Rollins ducks and sets up the corner powerbomb. Ambrose manages to hurricanrana him over the top and to the floor, then heads to the top rope, wiping everyone out with a flying elbow. He rolls Rollins back in, but Rollins surprises him with a spin kick. Ambrose comes back with a rebound clothesline, then goes after Mercury, who is trying to crawl into the ring. Ambrose assists him and goes for Dirty Deeds. Rollins turns him around and drops him with the Pedigree for 3.

WINNER: SETH ROLLINS.

END OF SHOW.

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WWE SmackDown Results and June 18 Recap

June 19, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week opens with Sheamus, the new Mr. Money in the Bank. Why he won it this year, I don’t really know. After some stills from the “PPV” showing how he won, Sheamus thanks the crowd for booing him. When he returned to WWE, everyone stood up and chanted “You look stupid”. That was the best you could do? Everyone proved what he was thinking: they’re narrow-minded people with pea-sized brains. Now, with the briefcase, how stupid does he look? He feels like a million dollars. Actually, more than that, because the case is worth its weight in gold. He can cash in whenever, wherever, and he’s just one opportunity from becoming your next WWE World Champion. That feels so good to say. If there is anyone out there who thinks they can stand in his way, well, let’s take a look at what happened to Randy Orton on RAW.

We go to footage from that event, where Sheamus helped Kane beat Orton. Back to Sheamus, he starts laughing. “The Viper” became a problem, so Sheamus eliminated him. Now he’s moving forward to deal with Seth Rollins, the Authority, and of course, “The Beast” Brock Lesnar. These are factors he will use to his advantage. Nobody, and he means nobody, will stand in his way in returning to the top of WWE. When it’s all said and done, he promises everyone they will be entertained.

This brings out Dean Ambrose, who says he doesn’t speak Irish gibberish. Did he just say no one will stop him? He’s pretty sure someone did when Ambrose pinned him on RAW. Also, if it weren’t for Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns would have the case. If Sheamus wants to continue to spit lies in front of people who paid not to hear him, maybe Ambrose will beat him a second time tonight and takes the case out of Sheamus’ potato-farming hands and give it back to its rightful owner. Sheamus says those are brave words from a guy who can’t deliver on the mic. Unlike Sheamus, Ambrose lost at MITB. Ambrose likes to steal other people’s property. He can’t win the big one on his own. If he wants the contract, why doesn’t he get in the ring and take it?

Ambrose doesn’t have the stones to get in the ring with Sheamus. Ambrose starts to climb in, but Kane comes out. Kane says no one is stealing anything tonight. He has Ambrose figured out. Ambrose likes to cause trouble and make life difficult, but he’s not good at following through. Ambrose wants to know why Kane is here, since he needs to go pick up the Authority’s dry-cleaning or something. Kane says he’s tired of the disrespect, and he imagines Sheamus feels the same way. So, here’s what we’ll do. We’ll give Ambrose a good arse-kicking in a 2-on-1 handicap match against Kane and Sheamus. That match starts…um…sometime in the future somewhere? I don’t know. Kane is never very clear on these things, is he?

MATCH 1-2-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH: DEAN AMBROSE VS. KANE AND SHEAMUS
Ambrose rolls to the floor and hangs out near the barricade. Sheamus goes after him, but Ambrose runs back into the ring. He ducks a pair of Kane clotheslines and dropkicks Sheamus off the apron. Kane goes for a chokeslam, but Ambrose low-bridges him. Sheamus back in, and the two trade punches. Ambrose hits a flying forearm, then wipes Kane out with a suicide dive. He hotshots Sheamus on the apron, then goes up top. He fights Sheamus off, but gets crotched by Kane. The two heels beat Ambrose down in the corner, and that’s when Roman Reigns’ music hits. Sheamus heads to ringside to intercept him, but Reigns appears on the other side of the ring and starts pelting Kane with rights, leading to the DQ.

WINNERS VIA DISQUALIFICATION: KANE AND SHEAMUS.

Sheamus returns to the ring, but gets clotheslined to the floor by Reigns. Reigns hits Kane with a jumping clothesline, and Ambrose dropkicks him to the floor.

As a result of the first match, the main event will be Ambrose/Reigns vs. Kane/Sheamus in the never-ending Reigns/Kane saga.

We see Ambrose and Reigns walking around in the back. Renee Young stops them to ask their reaction to the main event. Reigns says Bray Wyatt crossed the line on Monday. Reigns has never run. Wyatt better find Reigns before Reigns finds him first. Ambrose has nothing to say.

MATCH 2: PAIGE VS. BRIE BELLA
The two lock up, and Brie backs Paige to the corner, slamming her head into the buckles in the process. Brie hits a running bulldog for 2 and follows up with a low dropkick. Paige trips her off the ropes and blasts her with a running knee for 2. Brie comes back with a weak dropkick, and Paige responds with one of her own. In the corner, Paige hits a shoulder thrust and some punches. She sets Brie on the top rope, only to have Brie fight her off. They trade a few shots as Paige climbs to the middle rope. Brie comes off the ropes with a sunset flip powerbomb for 2. Commercials.

Back from the break, Brie is kneeing Paige in the back before she gets a 2-count. Brie hits a neckbreaker for another 2, then goes for a rear chinlock, with her knees in Paige’s back. Paige fights to her feet before getting thrown to the corner. Brie gets in a few kicks in the corner, but then misses a clothesline. Paige pins her in the corner and lands several back elbows, followed by some kneelifts. Paige ducks a clothesline and knocks Brie to the floor with a side kick. She heads out and takes Brie down with a somersault plancha off the apron. She rolls Brie in, and Brie feigns a knee injury as Paige goes up top. As the ref checks on Brie, Alicia Fox comes down and knocks Paige off the buckles. Brie then plants Paige with a sit-out facebuster for 3.

WINNER: BRIE BELLA.

The Bellas celebrate with Fox on the stage after giving her gear that matches theirs. Oh, god. I’m already dreading where this angle is going.

Renee Young is standing by with NXT Champion Kevin Owens. She asks for an explanation for the attack on Machine Gun Kelly. Owens says she must be a fan of MGK. He says he already apologized and got carried away, but none of that would have happened if MGK hadn’t put his hands on Owens first. If you want someone to blame, you can blame John Cena. If Cena hadn’t been there and started all of this, none of that would have happened. Young then asks about his criticisms about his match on RAW with Dolph Ziggler and not making it a title match. Owens says the whether it was a title match or not doesn’t matter. He beat Ziggler, so who cares? He’s not Cena. He doesn’t need to pander to the crowd. He likes it when people earn their title matches against. On that note, he wants to make it clear there will be no NXT Championship Open Challenge tonight. Owens is then interrupted by Cesaro. He’s heard all the hype, but Owens does nothing but talk. So, whenever he’s done talking, why doesn’t he step in the ring with the “King of Swing”? And, just so there’s no miscommunication (Cesaro lightly taps him), Cesaro put his hands on Owens first.

As Dolph Ziggler comes out, we get confirmation that Owens/Cesaro will happen later tonight.

Bo Dallas comes out as Ziggler’s opponent. As he walks down, he says Lana is on the rebound. It’s a hard place to be, and it breaks his heart to see her like that. But not as much as it breaks Rusev’s heart. She left her man in his darkest hours, with a broken heart, a broken body and a broken soul. Despicable! Then, she ran to Ziggler, literally the worst rebound ever. If Ziggler’s profile popped up, he’d swipe left and keep looking for a real man. He’s out there somewhere, Lana. All you have to do is Bolieve!

MATCH 3: DOLPH ZIGGLER (W/LANA) VS. BO DALLAS
I just spotted someone wearing a Bo Dallas shirt. L. Ron Hubbard help us. Ziggler immediately nails a dropkick, but then misses a corner splash. Dallas hits a few corner clotheslines and a short-arm for 2. He locks in a cravat, but Ziggler fights out. Dallas hits him with a few knees to the face, then yanks him down by the hair. We see Rusev watching on a monitor backstage. Back to the match, Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits the Zig-Zag for 3.

WINNER: DOLPH ZIGGLER.

Lana kisses Ziggler, and we see Rusev flip out backstage.

MATCH 4: XAVIER WOODS (W/BIG E AND KOFI KINGSTON) VS. NEVILLE
Woods hits a quick forearm and stomps Neville down for about half a minute. He then hits a fist drop for 2 before applying a cobra clutch. Neville snaps him off and backdrops him to the floor. He then hits a twisting plancha, only to have E and Neville surround him. New WWE Tag Team Champions the Prime-Time Players show up at ringside to even things out as Woods rolls back into the ring. Neville climbs in, and Woods rolls him up for 2. Woods escapes a slam and hits a boot in the corner. He heads up top for the Red Arrow, only to have Kofi distract him on the other side of the ring. That allows Woods to crotch Neville. Kofi then dives onto Titus O’Neil, who catches him and throws him into the barricade. E hits a vertical splash on Titus, only to turn around into a straight right by Young. Woods dropkicks Young through the ropes, but then turns around into a big kick from Neville. Neville heads up once more, hits the Red Arrow and gets 3.

WINNER: NEVILLE.

The WWE World Champion, Seth Rollins, makes his way down to the ring. As he climbs in, we cut to footage from RAW, where it was revealed that Brock Lesnar will be Rollins’ next challenger. Rumor has it Lesnar will face Kevin Owens at Summerslam, possibly with the World title at stake. Back to Rollins, he says he is the biggest star in WWE, the WWE World Champion, and the undisputed future of this industry. He knows the fans will never understand what it is like to be in that position, so he will try to explain it. 24/7, he is under the most intense scrutiny imaginable. Everything he does is magnified for the world to see. Does he ever get a thank you? A pat on the back? No, all he gets is disrespect. This week has taken it to a new level. The only thing he’s been asked is how he feels about facing Lesnar at Battleground. When he heard Lesnar’s music on RAW, his first reaction was shock. That was the last person he expected to be named. The last time we saw Lesnar, he brutalized several employees, including Michael Cole. But as Lesnar walked down the ramp and circled the ring like a shark, that shock turned into undertanding. There’s no other way. This is how it has to be. He’s beaten everyone else. Orton, Reigns, Ambrose, everyone put in front of him. For him to cement his legacy, he has to beat Lesnar at Battleground. The same Lesnar that conquered the Undertaker’s streak. The same guy that took Roman Reigns and John Cena to “Suplex City”. That guy walked into the ring on RAW, stood toe-to-toe with Rollins and did nothing. Do you know why? Because Lesnar remembers Wrestlemania. Lesnar knows better than anyone how dangerous Rollins can be. If he would have taken one swing at Rollins, Rollins would have knocked his teeth down his throat, and that mystique Lesnar walks around with would have been gone forever. Rollins is the diamond Triple H thinks he is, and at Battleground, he will shine brighter than he ever has. So, to answer the question, how does he feel about Lesnar at Battleground? He can’t wait.

After some clips from RAW for the feud between Reigns and Bray Wyatt, we see Wyatt sitting in a locker room, staring off into space. Dean Ambrose is there, and he says he can’t wait for this match tonight. He’s going to rip the braids out of Sheamus’ face. He hates Sheamus’ stupid hair, too. Reigns doesn’t responds, so Ambrose smacks him to get his attention. He tells Reigns not to let Wyatt get into his head. Reigns says not to mention him. He needs to get this match done tonight and head home.

MATCH 5: NXT CHAMPION KEVIN OWENS VS. CESARO
Cesaro applies a wastelock and rolls Owens up for 0. Owens fights back near the ropes and applies a side headlock before hitting a shoulder for 2. He kicks Cesaro in the back, then nails him with a forearm. Owens hits a kick off the ropes, but Cesaro comes back with a clothesline, knocking Owens to the floor. Cesaro hits a suicide dive, nearly piledriving himself in the process. Fortunately, he’s okay, and he blasts Owens with a running European uppercut against the barricade. He rolls Owens in, and Owens goes for a suplex from the apron. He can’t get Cesaro up, so he hits a few forearms. Cesaro comes back with a clothesline from the apron. He then gets knocked to the floor after Owens pulls him face-first into the ring post. Commercials.

Back from the break, Owens has Cesaro in a rear chinlock. Cesaro escapes, ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard spinning European uppercut. Nice move. You don’t see Cesaro do stuff like that often. Owens pulls himself to his feet in the corner, but then walks into a flurry of punches. He hits a back elbow out of the corner, then nails a beautiful tornado DDT for 2. Owens mocks Cesaro and goes for the Neutralizer, but Cesaro backdrops him and goes for the Cesaro Swing. Owens kicks him off, but then gets caught coming in, with Cesaro hitting a modified fireman’s carry into a front slam for 2. Cesaro hits a few European uppercuts in the corner, then runs in with another for 2. Owens catches him with a surprise flapjack into the buckles, then follows up with a release German suplex. He nails a cannonball in the opposite corner and goes for a pin, but only gets 2. Owens heads up top, but Cesaro gets to his feet. He meets Owens with punches, then nails yet another European uppercut. Cesaro climbs up and goes for a superplex. Owens tries to counter with a powerbomb, but Cesaro lands on his feet and knocks Owens off the buckles with a dropkick. On the apron, Cesaro throws Owens face-first into the buckles, then goes for an outside-in superplex. Owens manages to crotch him on the top rope, then hits the pop-up powerbomb for 3.

WINNER: KEVIN OWENS.

Damn fine match right there.

Miz now has a new segment, “Miz at the Movies”. It’s basically a piece of crap to promote the new WWE Studios movie, Vendetta, starring the Big Show and Dean Cain. This leads to Miz trying to start fights with Ryback and the Big Show. This will not make anyone give a tinker’s damn about Miz, no matter how badly WWE wants it to happen.

We get the video package for Dusty Rhodes. Still hard to believe he’s gone…

MATCH 6: ROMAN REIGNS AND DEAN AMBROSE VS. SHEAMUS AND KANE
Sheamus and Ambrose start. Sheamus hits some quick kicks and a European uppercut, then stomps Ambrose down in the corner. Ambrose ducks a short-arm, snaps off a few jabs, whips Sheamus across the ring and hits a shoulder thrust. Sheamus comes back with a snapmare and a kick to the back. They trade a few more shots until Sheamus hits a knee to the face. He grinds Ambrose’s face against the ropes before Ambrose comes back with chops in the corner. He mounts the corner for some punches, but Sheamus escapes and drops Ambrose face-first onto the top buckle before nailing a short-arm clothesline for 2. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body, right into some punches. Kane tries to enter the ring, but Reigns cuts him off as Sheamus is backdropped to the floor by Ambrose nails a forearm on Kane in the corner before he and Reigns clothesline Kane to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kane is now legal for his team, and he’s laying into Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose comes back with some of his own shots and hits a seated dropkick against the ropes. Kane manages to make a blind tag, leading Sheamus to drag Ambrose to the floor, dropping him face-first at ringside. Sheamus throws Ambrose onto the announce desk with a bodyslam, then rolls him back into the ring, where he stands on Ambrose’s chest. Sheamus drops a knee for 2, then tags in Kane. Kane kicks Ambrose in his left leg, then stomps him on the back. Kane pushes Ambrose to the corner and tries to work over the wrong leg. After a quick burst from Ambrose, Kane drops him with an uppercut, then tags in Sheamus. Sheamus works on the correct leg, locking Ambrose in a stretch muffler. Ambrose powers himself up onto Sheamus’ shoulders and sends him to the floor with a hurricanrana. Sheamus is back in quickly, however, and he drops Ambrose with a chop-block. Kane tags in and slams Ambrose’s knee into the mat. Ambrose rolls to the ropes, where Kane stands on his face and neck. Kane distracts the referee to allow Sheamus to get in a couple stomps, then catapults Ambrose under the bottom rope. Kane hits a right in the corner, then another. Then another. Then another. Ambrose comes back with a few of his own before getting tossed outside. Ambrose catches himself and hotshots Kane before hobbling to the top rope. He comes off with a flying elbow, but tweaks his knee again in the process. Kane tags out to Sheamus, who tries to prevent a tag. Ambrose elbows him away and tags out to Sheamus. Reigns hits his standard hot tag moves before running into a pair of boots in the corner. He escapes a tilt-a-whirl and shoves Sheamus into the opposite buckles before nailing a series of corner clotheslines. Kane then receives an uppercut before Sheamus rolls Reigns up for 2. Reigns comes back with a Samoan drop, then loads up the Superman Punch. Kane comes in and intercepts Reigns with a goozle, then catches Ambrose off the buckles with one. He shoves Ambrose away, who responds with a rebound clothesline, sending Kane to the floor. Sheamus drops Ambrose with a Brogue Kick before ducking a Superman Punch. Reigns ducks a Brogue Kick and connects with the Superman Punch on the next try. He signals for the spear, only it’s interrupted when Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron, singing “I’m a Little Teapot” to a picture of Reigns and his daughter. The distraction is enough for Sheamus to recover, and he nails Reigns with a Brogue Kick for 3.

WINNERS: KANE AND SHEAMUS.

Wyatt stays on the screen as Sheamus leaves the area. He laughs before telling Reigns, “Happy Father’s Day, Roman. Run.” The lights go out, and when they come back on, the picture of Reigns and his daughter is in the ring, next to Reigns.

End of show.

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June 13, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and we see him in the crowd, still carrying the WWE World title. He hits the ring and says it’s been a wacky week. It’s amazing what you can see for a handful of beads in Louisiana. There’s a saying that he was taught in New Orleans. Ambrose tries to speak French and fails, before saying the saying translates to “let the good times roll”. That’s what he did on RAW, when he took the title belt to Bourbon Street. He had the best time, and we see pictures of his adventures. After all that, he hit the casino and played roulette with the title belt. He looked up and saw a commercial for RAW, featuring Seth Rollins. So, he hailed a cab and bought a ticket. We see a picture of him with a scalper, and Ambrose makes a crack about how he doesn’t think it was a real ticket. Luckily, Roman Reigns saved him a seat at ringside. Even after a night in New Orleans…I don’t know what he says next, because the screen blips, then the RAW logo flashes for a second before we’re back to Ambrose. He says that stings (still not sure what). He hopes Rollins is watching and remembers what it felt like to be abandoned by his  friends. He hopes Rollins remembers when his world crumbled. He hopes Rollins remembers Ambrose standing over him with the title. He hopes Rollins remembers Ambrose planting him with Dirty Deeds. If not, they’re going to replay the whole thing this Sunday at MITB when Ambrose officially becomes the World Champion.

Rollins comes out, mic in-hand. He says he’s tired of Ambrose’s crap. He mocks Ambrose, then says Ambrose thinks he’s different than every challenger that has come before. He is not different. He like all the scum in this arena, meaning he’s not in Rollins’ league. At MITB, Rollins will take his World title back. So, let’s stop wasting time. Why doesn’t Ambrose give the belt back before Rollins comes in the ring and takes it from him? Ambrose tells him to relax and says this is just a gag. If it’s that important, Rollins can have it. Ambrose drops the belt in the ring and rolls to the floor while apologizing. Rollins drops down to grab it, but Ambrose says that’s not the real belt. It’s a replica he bought at a concession stand. Monday got weird. After he left RAW, he took the belt, but he doesn’t remember where he left it. It’s either in New Orleans or somewhere between here and Orleans. Everything is a blur to Ambrose. Honestly, it still feels like Tuesday to him. Gotta love the insider jabs Ambrose is taking here. He’s going to retrace his steps and find the real belt. He promises he’ll bring the belt to MITB. He’ll walk in with it, then walk out with it. Ambrose leaves through the crowd as Rollins screams that he’s not done with him.

Kane comes out and says Rollins is in fact done with Ambrose. This week on RAW, he had the opportunity to choose any opponent to prove he could win on his own. He chose J&J Security, and he failed. If that happens Sunday, Rollins loses the title. Rollins won’t have any help from the Authority. On Sunday, he will truly be on his own, just like he’ll be on his own tonight against another MITB participant, Dolph Ziggler.

Tonight, Neville, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns will take on Sheamus, Kofi Kingston and Kane.

MATCH 1: INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK VS. THE MIZ (NON-TITLE)
We learn Ryback will defend the IC title against the Big Show at MITB, because punching Sheamus makes you the #1 contender to a title, apparently. Miz does his stupid prematch crap, and Ryback tries to go after him, only to have Miz bail to the floor. Miz tries to sneak in, but Ryback sees him coming and scares him back to the apron. Miz tries for a roll-up through the legs, but Ryback just steps back a few steps and begins slamming the back of Miz’s head into the mat while calling him stupid. Ryback hits a delayed vertical suplex, holding him up for an impressive amount of time before impact, which gets 2. Miz rolls back to the floor, and Ryback follows. Miz suckers him and sends him face-first into the announce desk. Commercials.

Back from the break, Miz has Ryback in a terrible sleeper. Two simple submissions, and Miz can do neither of them correctly. Miz tries to jump onto Ryback’s back to add a body scissors to it, but Ryback turns it into a backpack stunner instead. Ryback hits a pair of shoulders, ducks a clothesline and hits a powerslam off the ropes for 2. Ryback sets up a powerbomb, but Miz escapes and clips his left knee. He boots Ryback in the head, then applies the figure-4, aka the other simple submission he’s terrible at. After a 2-count, Ryback easily breaks free and hoists Miz up for a powerbomb. Miz escapes and hits a snap DDT for 2. Miz goes for the SCF, only to have Ryback immediately escape and plant him with a spinebuster. Miz bails to the floor as the Meat Hook gets loaded up, but Ryback follows him and nails him in the back. Back in the ring, Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Miz grabs the ropes and escapes before hitting the Skull-Crushing Finale. He goes for the pin, but Ryback kicks out at 2 to Miz’s disbelief. Miz stomps Ryback down, then tries to choke him over the ropes in the corner. Ryback pulls himself up as Miz mocks him, calling for a Meat Hook. Miz charges in, and Ryback Meat Hooks him into oblivion. Shell Shocked connects and gets 3.

WINNER: RYBACK.

As Ryback celebrates, the Big Show comes out onto the stage. He congratulates Ryback. He wouldn’t say he’s impressed, but it’s impossible to impress him. He has 20 years experience and a lifetime of being a giant. From day one, he’s had a license to do what he wants, when he wants. This Sunday, he’s going to take the IC title, and there’s nothing Ryback can do about it. Ryback had his moment on RAW when he hit Shell Shocked. Woo-hoo. This Sunday, it will be a different ball game. No matter how hungry Ryback gets, he won’t be able to digest the KO Punch. The reality is the “Big Guy” is no match for the Big Show. Ryback says if Show wants to step in the ring, he’ll not only have to deal with a raging Ryback, he’ll have to deal with thousands of ragin’ Cajuns. So, don’t sing it; bring it, little man. Ryback taunts Show, and Show screams that he’ll tear Ryback’s head off while marching down to the ring. He stops short and says he doesn’t give fights away, and he doesn’t do what people want. Sorry, “Big Guy”. Show walks up to the stage, turns and tells Ryback his feeding time is this Sunday.

R-Truth is on commentary for the next match. He’s calling Byron Saxton “The Coach” before calling Todd Phillips “JBL” and saying he lost weight.

MATCH 2: JACK SWAGGER VS. KING BARRETT
Barrett and Truth will go one-on-one this Sunday on the kick-off show. Swagger gets the jobber non-entrance this week. Swagger grabs a waistlock, but Barrett elbows his way out and proceeds to stomp Swagger down. Swagger comes back with rights, but then runs into a back elbow. Truth starts trying on Barrett’s entrance gear, which gets Barrett’s attention, allowing Swagger to roll him up for 2. Barrett ducks a clothesline and nails a mule kick before looking back at Truth and telling him to take it off before he gets a Royal Bull Hammer. Barrett rolls to the apron as Truth climbs onto the announce desk and does a dance. He sees Barrett looking at him and starts to take off the gear. Barrett approaches him as Truth drops the crown and runs away. Barrett chases after him, but is met with a clothesline by Swagger at ringside. Back in the ring, Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb for 2. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock, but Barrett kicks him away, then nails the Royal Bull Hammer for 3.

WINNER: KING BARRETT.

We get a recap of the promo “battles” between Paige and Nikki Bella. This leads to Paige walking around backstage before Alicia Fox gets into her face. She says Paige doesn’t speak for her, and the only change needed around here is Fox removing her from the divas division tonight.

Part of a sit-down interview with Lana is shown. She talks about how kind Dolph Ziggler is, and how he respects her. She continues complimenting him before saying the rumors don’t matter. Rusev hobbles in and says not to ruin this because Ziggler is brainwashing her. Ziggler’s been with a bunch of other women. Rusev has always been with Lana and never needed anyone else. He begs her to just submit herself to him and no one else. Lana looks at him and simply says it’s over before leaving the studio. Rusev begins screaming at Michael Cole (the interviewer) before chasing him off.

MATCH 2: DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. WWE WORLD CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS (NON-TITLE)
Rollins applies a wastelock and turns it into a front chancery. Ziggler counters into a hammerlock beofre Rollins gets a rope-break. Back up, Rollins boots Ziggler and hits a hip throw. Ziggler tries to break free from the side headlock, but Rollins applies more pressure. Ziggler manages to twist to his knees and get back up before Rollins shoulders him off the ropes. They crisscross before Ziggler hits a hiptoss. He goes for the superkick, but Rollins sees it coming and hits the floor. Back in, Ziggler applies a waistlock and tries to turn it into an abdominal stretch. Rollins backs him into the corner and hits a cheap shot while calling for a break. Rollins chokes Ziggler over the middle rope and sends him in for an Irish whip and a back-body drop. Ziggler counters with a neckbreaker for 2, then goes for some mounted punches in the corner. Rollins slides out and hits Ziggler with an electric chair for 2. He drops a couple knees, then hits a short-arm clothesline for another 2 before applying a rear chinlock. Ziggler eventually escapes, but Rollins quickly puts him back down with a suplex for 2 before reapplying the hold. Ziggler escapes once more before Rollins goes for another suplex. Ziggler escapes and clotheslines Rollins to the floor, the momentum taking him down as well. Outside, Ziggler rams Rollins’ head into the barricade. Rollins hits a back elbow before Ziggler tries for a dropkick. Rollins catches him and catapults him into the timekeeper’s area. Rollins rolls in to break the count as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins nails a corner forearm, then sends Ziggler face-first to the mat. Rollins hits an abdominal stomp before Ziggler hits a few quick punches. Ziggler sends him in with an Irish whip, but Rollins comes back with a Sling Blade for 2. Rollins rakes at Ziggler’s face, then applies another rear chinlock. Ziggler gets to his feet and gets free with a jawbreaker. Rollins runs into a back elbow, then gets backdropped to the floor. Rollins manages to roll back in pretty quickly, and now both are struggling to get to their feet. Rollins pulls himself up first, misses a clothesline, gets hit with two from Ziggler, then receives a corner splash. He reverses a neckbreaker and goes for a back suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a leaping DDT for 2. Ziggler gets up and goes for the rocker dropper, but Rollins catches him in a powerbomb. Ziggler reverses into a sunset flip for 2. He misses the rocker dropper again, gets rolled up, rolls through, ducks a thrust kick and rolls Rollins up in a schoolboy for 2. Rollins misses a roundhouse, and Ziggler backslides him for 2 before finally hitting the rocker dropper for 2. I absolutely refuse to call it the Fame-Asser/Famouser, regardless of the commentators. Rollins pulls himself up and catches Ziggler in a fireman’s carry. Ziggler slides to the apron and hits a hotshot before coming off the top with a cross-body. Rollins rolls through and grabs a handful of tights for 3.

WINNER: SETH ROLLINS.

MATCH 3: ALICIA FOX VS. PAIGE
The two lock up before Fox applies a waistlock. Paige breaks free by ramming Fox into the corner, then nails a series of back elbows and a big kick to the face. She climbs to the middle rope and repeatedly kicks Fox in the head. Fox goes for a running boot, but Paige catches it and turns it into a version of the Regal Stretch. Fox crawls to the ropes and manages to get the break, then kicks Paige in the head from the apron. Fox snaps Paige’s neck into the middle buckle from the apron, and a boot from the apron gets 2. Fox gets another 2, attempts a submission, forgets how to apply it, then goes for a rear chinlock instead. Paige gets to her feet, but Fox snaps her down by the neck before reapplying the rear chinlock. Fox breaks it to hit a few knees, then applies it once more. Paige breaks free, avoids a big boot in the corner and rolls Fox up for 3. She misses a clothesline and eats a big boot and a clothesline, getting Fox a 2-count. Fox climbs to the top, but Paige meets her with a forearm. They trade shots as Paige climbs up, before she sends Fox to the floor with a hotshot. Paige goes to the apron and wipes Fox out with a cannonball before rolling her back into the ring. Paige goes for the PTO, but Fox kicks her away. She misses the axe kick, then eats a pair of back kicks. Paige locks in the PTO, sits ALL THE WAY down, and Fox quickly taps out.

WINNER: PAIGE.

You know, I’m glad Kevin Owens is getting so much attention in this feud with Cena, but I’d like to know why the US title hasn’t been involved, especially since it started in the midst of Cena’s open challenge bit.

Renee Young is standing by with the Prime-Time Players. She starts to ask a question, but Titus O’Neil interrupts and asks the question for her, which is whether or not they’re ready to face the New Day for the tag belts this Sunday. He says you damn right they’re ready. Darren Young says the PTP are like butter-they’re on a roll. Titus says fans have recently been seeing a “coming out” party for the PTP. Young says that party was last summer. Titus says that was exclusively Young’s “coming out” party (referring to Young being openly gay), and he should be proud of that. This Sunday, however, they both will be proud to get rid of the New Day, as well as the clap, which they will replace with a more subtle clap. They do their own version, with their name in stead of New Day, and Renee Young joins in.

MATCH 4: ROMAN REIGNS, NEVILLE AND RANDY ORTON VS. SHEAMUS, KANE AND WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION KOFI KINGSTON (W/BIG E AND XAVIER WOODS)
Koif starts for his side, while Reigns volunteers for his. They lock up, and Kofi applies an arm wringer. Reigns counters and whips Kofi down by the neck before hitting a running boot for 1. Reigns hits a headbutt, then tags in Neville. Neville continues to work on the arm, driving Kofi to the mat. Kofi rolls to his feet and nails a forearm. He kicks Neville in the corner and whips him across the ring. Neville avoids contact, handsprings across the ring and hits a springboard cross-body for 2. Kofi backs him to the corner and tags in Sheamus, who stomps Neville down. Neville crawls for the tag, but Sheamus drops him with a forearm. He escapes a slam attempt and tags in Orton. Orton hits a hotshot from the apron, then nails Sheamus with punches and kicks. He hits a clothesline out of the corner, then goes for the Garvin Stomp before dropping a knee for 1. He comes back with a kitchen sink, then backs him into the corner. Orton fights off Sheamus’ teammates before running into a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Commercials.

Back from the break, Sheamus has Orton in a rear chinlock. Orton counters with a back suplex. Orton rolls to his corner and tags in Neville. Neville ducks a clothesline, slides through the legs, hits several kicks and lands a boot to the head. He dropkicks Kane and Kofi off the apron, then blasts Sheamus with a corner enziguri. He heads up top, but Kofi distracts the referee, allowing Kane to crotch Neville. Sheamus recovers and hits Neville with a series of kneelifts, then slams him off the buckles. Kane tags in, and the crowd falls deathly ill. He hits an uppercut after some stomps, then hits another stomp. Neville gets corner-whipped, receives a clothesline and walks into a sidewalk slam for 2. Kofi tags in and stomps Neville int he back for 2 before applying a chinlock with a 3/4-nelson. Neville counters with a legdrag, but Kofi pops up with a quick dropkick for 2. Sheamus tags back in and hits the Irish Curse not once, not twice, but thrice, as Woods won’t shut the hell up at ringside. Sheamus applies a rear chinlock as Neville reaches for his corner. He manages to fight his way out, so Sheamus throws him to the corner. Neville avoids a shoulder charge, and Sheamus collides with the ring post before falling to the floor. Neville makes the tag to Reigns as Kofi tags in. Reigns hits a pair of clotheslines, ducks one and hits a third, turning Kofi inside-out. Reigns nails a corner clothesline as E jumps on the apron. Reigns hits him with an uppercut, then slingshots Woods into the ring from the apron. Woods gets thrown to the floor, and when Reigns turns around, he catches Kofi with a Samoan drop. He loads up the Superman Punch, but Kane intercepts him and hits a chokeslam. Orton drops Kane with an RKO. Sheamus drops Orton with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus eats a missile dropkick from Neville. Kofi nails Neville with Trouble in Paradise. Kofi charges at Reigns in the corner, who moves. Kofi lands on the middle rope and dives off, only to have Reigns knock him out of the sky with a Superman Punch. Reigns covers for 2, only to have the other 2/3 of the New Day break up the pin, leading to the DQ.

WINNERS VIA DISQUALIFICATION: NEVILLE, RANDY ORTON AND ROMAN REIGNS.

The New Day continue to work over Reigns, with E and Woods hitting the leaping DDT/Big Ending combo. Woods pulls a ladder from under the ring as E helps Kofi back up. Woods sets it up, and the two help Kofi begin to climb. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he brings out a ladder of his own. E and Woods try to meet him at ringside, but he runs through them with the ladder. He then clotheslines Kofi to the floor, sending himself out in the process. Neville rolls in, pulls the ladder next to the ropes as the rest of the wrestlers are fighting at rings, then climbs up. He perches himself, then wipes out everyone with a cross-body. Have I mentioned how much of an afterthought Orton is in WWE right now? Anyway, Neville recovers, sets the ladder up in the ring once more, then climbs up and retrieves the briefcase before standing triumphantly at the top.

END OF SHOW.

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WWE SmackDown Results and June 4 Recap

June 07, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week opens up with Seth Rollins, sans the WWE World title belt. J&J Security are also noticeably absent. Rollins has a folding chair, which he stares at before saying nearly a year ago today, he took a chair not unlike this one, and he single-handedly dismantled the Shield. Rollins sits down in the chair and says since then, the question he’s gotten from everyone more than anything is why? Why did he take the chair and send a message to Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns? Why did he destroy what he created? From day one, he said his goal was to be the very best in the history of this industry. Not ONE OF the best; THE best. He was sick of sharing the spotlight with two chumps who were obviously beneath him. It was time to move on, and he was the only one with the guts to pull the trigger. So, he joined up with the Authority, and they anointed him the undisputed future of WWE. He validated that endorsement by winning the MITB contract all by himself. The best part is that he was only getting started. Shortly after the Royal Rumble, he had a vision. He had a vision to make history, to do the impossible, to beat Reigns and Brock Lesnar at the same time. Now, it’s one thing to come up with a plan like that. But to execute it flawlessly took courage, guts and the heart of a champion. At Wrestlemania, he ripped Reigns’ dreams from his hands and slayed the Beast at the same time. Now that beast is off licking his wounds while Reigns is living in Rollins’ shadow, trying to do everything Rollins has already done. Well, here’s some news, brother: the sequel is never as good as the original. So, here he stands, the greatest WWE World Champion of all time, and he’s got no championship around his waist. That brings him to Ambrose. Ambrose wants so desperately for everyone to think that stealing a title makes him a champion, but Ambrose knows that’s not true. Everyone knows who the rightful champion really is. That’s fine, because he doesn’t need a belt, anyone or anything to validate who he is and what he’s capable of. He appreciates everything the Authority has done for him. But he doesn’t need J&J, Kane, the Big Show, Stephanie McMahon or Triple H to destroy Ambrose. At MITB, his title will hang over the ring. He will climb the ladder and retrieve what he’s rightfully earned. And when it’s said and done…

Ambrose appears on the TitanTron, sitting under a ladder and holding the WWE title. He says he couldn’t help but hear Rollins say he does things all by himself. Does Rollins have bad memory, or is he just a liar? As far as he can remember, Rollins always needed help. He couldn’t go through a single airport without asking Ambrose or Reigns with help with his bags. He’s got more baggage than a rich girl with daddy issues. But Ambrose always knew Rollins was a liar, but who is he to judge? Ambrose is every bit the scumbag Rollins is. However, there’s one lie he can’t stand when he hears it, and that’s Rollins calling himself the WWE World Champion after Ambrose beat him at Elimination Chamber. Rollins can put on a show all he wants. We all know the Authority will do whatever they can to protect their investment. They’ll send monsters, demons, giants the cavalry, J&J, everything to make sure the WWE title never slips through their fingers. That helps Rollins sleep at night. It’s made him soft and weak. Rollins wants to talk about doing things by himself. Ambrose has spent the last year surviving. He’s had to grow eyes in the back of his head. Every time he steps in the ring, he’s had to watch his back. That puts him on the endangered species list, which only makes him stronger. Every day, he got stronger, and finally, he reached the top of the mountain at Elimination Chamber. To get there, you can’t be afraid to fall, and he’s never been afraid to fall. So, they’re going to do this one more time. This time, in a ladder match. Rollins wants the belt? He has to climb and take it. Ambrose is the real, rightful champion. He’s walking in to MITB with the belt, and he’s walking out with it, or he’ll die trying.

Tonight, Sheamus takes on Roman Reigns, and we also get the first ever Kevin Owens NXT Championship Open Challenge.

MATCH 1-TRIPLE THREAT TAG TEAM MATCH; WINNERS BECOME THE #1 CONTENDERS FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS (TITUS O’NEIL AND DARREN YOUNG) VS. THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR) VS. THE LUCHA DRAGONS (KALISTO AND SIN CARA)
Young starts with Cara. Cara applies a waistlock and hits a takedown. Young comes back with an arm wringer before we get a series of reversals. The two go into a lock-up, and Cara applies a hammerlock. He tags in Kalisto, who snaps Young over. They hit a pair of kicks, then follow up with Cara wheelbarrowing Kalisto onto Young for 2. Kalisto hits a few strikes before Young nails a clothesline. He hits a cannonball off the ropes for 2, and Viktor tags himself in. He hits a fist drop on Kalisto before tagging in Konnor. We see the New Day looking on backstage. Meanwhile, Kalisto sends Konnor to the floor with a Tidal Crush, then low-bridges an incoming Viktor. Cara comes in, and the Lucha Dragons hit a pair of suicide dives. Commercials.

Back from the break, Konnor tosses Kalisto onto the top rope. Kalisto kicks him away, then kicks an incoming Viktor as well. Konnor recovers and hits Kalisto with an electric chair into a facebuster for 2. Vikto tags in and drops an elbow for 2. Konnor tags back in and hits a legdrop for 2. He applies a rear chinlock before tagging out to Viktor. Viktor hits a boot and a big chop, sending Kalisto to the corner. Viktor nails a forearm, then corner-whips Kalisto before running into a boot. Kalisto hits a headscissors from the middle rope, then crawls to Cara. Konnor blasts Cara on the apron, which allows Viktor to make the tag. They hit a double hiptoss into a release powerbomb for 2, only to have Young break it up. Konnor clubs him across the back and sends him to the floor, then goes for a suplex on Kalisto. Kalisto escapes with knees to the head, backflips off a back-body drop attempt and falls into a tag from Titus. Viktor tags in, and Titus floors him. He knocks Konnor off the apron, then nails Viktor with a big boot. He hits an avalanche and follows up with a big powerslam for 2, only to have Cara break it up with a swanton bomb. Young comes in and lays Cara out with the Gut Check. Konnor knocks Young to the floor, and then turns around into a big boot from Titus. Kalisto hits a springboard dive, but Titus catches him, then throws him at Konnor, knocking them both outside. Viktor rolls Titus up, but only gets 2. Titus hits a boot to the gut before connecting with a pumphandle powerslam for 3.

WINNERS AND NEW #1 CONTENDERS: THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS.

To the best of my knowledge, this will be the first time the PTP have ever gotten a 2-on-2 match for the tag belts.

Renee Young is standing by with the New Day. Now that they know their opponents, how does their game plan going into the match change? Xavier Woods says their future at MITB is as bright as a morning sun rising on a new day. Step one: dispose of the PTP and their morally corrupt ways. Big E says all the PTP want is the money. Kofi Kingston says step two while their arms are raised high, they will listen to the fans celebrate, hands clapping as they say, “New Day rocks!” Woods says step three is Kofi walking into the MITB match and, through the power of positivity, walking out with the contract. Kane approaches them and says there’s a new game plan tonight. Kofi is taking on Neville one-on-one. Oh, and have a pleasant day.

MATCH 2: INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK VS. STARDUST (NON-TITLE)
Another week, another jobber non-entrance for Stardust. The two lock up, and Stardust suckers Ryback into the corner before escaping. He repeats this, then slaps Ryback. He misses a clothesline and gets hit with an armdrag before running into a back elbow. Ryback sends him into the corner, but runs into a pair of boots. Ryback catches Stardust diving off the middle rope and goes for a powerslam, but Stardust counters into a diving inverted DDT for 2. Stardust stomps Ryback down and hits a low dropkick for 2. Stardust applies a cravat, but Ryback escapes and shoves him into the buckles. Ryback runs into an elbow, but then catches Stardust off the buckles with a spinebuster. The Meat Hook connects, and Shell Shocked is good for 3.

WINNER: RYBACK.

Renee Young is standing by with Paige, only they’re out on the stage instead of in the back. Young points out how Paige got screwed on RAW. She asks how Paige is feeling after the loss. Paige says it feels like it’s never going to change. It’s the same old, same old. The Bella Tw*ts have been pulling “twin magic” for years, and she’s sick of it. Me too, especially since only a dumbass couldn’t tell them apart at this point. The Bellas walks out here, smile for the cameras and act like they’re giving divas a chance. In reality, they’re holding the division back. They’ve been doing it since day one. They think the spotlight shines on them. Their whole lives are consumed with being celebrities. Paige’s life is consumed with the ring. She prides herself on being herself and being different. She’s never bought into the notion of if you “can’t beat them, join them”. She leans more towards “if you don’t like the world you live in, you have the power to change it”. So, she guesses she’ll have to change it. Thank you.

We see Luke Harper holding Erick Rowan’s sheep mask. He says we tried to fit into your world, but you rejected us. We don’t look like you, act like you, and we certainly don’t think like you. The camera pans over to show Rowan is there as well. He says they’re family. Harper says every single turn, you have closed the door on them. But the reapers are at your doorstep. And now, it is time to pay for your sins.

Guess that team is finally back together, which is good. Both guys were really going nowhere as singles wrestlers, especially Rowan. And no, Harper’s cup of coffee as IC Champion doesn’t count for much.

Kevin Owens makes way down to the ring. He says you will notice he doesn’t need Michael Cole this week, because after what he did on Sunday, everyone knows exactly who he is. He is the NXT Champion, Kevin Owens. He’s the guy who beat John Cena in his very first match in WWE. He’s also the guy who’s going to do the exact same thing in their rematch at MITB. Now, everyone knows who he is and what he’s about, except for Cena. Cena seems to think Owens is someone else. Cena thinks he’s some kid in a Cena hat and t-shirt who hangs onto every word he says, much like Owens’ son. But he’s only 7 and doesn’t know any better. He stood in the ring Monday night and listen to Cena go on and on and on. He looked into Cena’s eyes, heard the emotion in his voice, and he realized Cena is completely delusional. For years, he thought it was an act, but no. Cena actually believes this nonsense. And it doesn’t end there. You want to talk about him being delusional? Cena said Owens isn’t a real man. Owens can’t let his son be influenced by someone so out of touch with reality anymore. Hustle, Loyalty, Respect? Never Give Up? That’s not how it works in the real world. This fairy tale fantasy Cena has been force-feeding kids for the last ten years is absolute garbage. Someone needs to put an end to the corruption of our children’s minds by Cena, and Owens will proudly be the one to step up and do that in their rematch at MITB. He’s going to show the world what a real champion, a real role model and a real man is. That brings him to tonight and his open challenge. If there’s anyone back there who thinks they can beat the man that beat Cena on his first night, and will do it again at MITB, well, the champ is here! The NXT Open Challenge starts…oh, he’s not wearing a watch, so whatever. You want some? Come get some! Obviously, I can’t mimic Owens’ mocking of Cena with typing, but it was pretty funny.

MATCH 3-NXT CHAMPIONSHIP: KEVIN OWENS (CHAMPION) VS. ZACK RYDER
Owens boots Ryder and clubs him down. Ryder comes back with a facebuster off the ropes. Owens avoids an Irish whip and heads to the floor. Ryder follows, and Owens throws him into the barricade. Back in, Owens nails a boot and corner-whips Ryder. Ryder blocks the charge and hits a missile dropkick from the middle rope. He goes for a corner forearm, but Owens drops him with a superkick. Off the ropes, Owens hits the pop-up powerbomb for 3.

WINNER: KEVIN OWENS.

After the match, Ryder is slumped in the corner. Owens nails him with a cannonball, then hits another pop-up powerbomb.

Renee Young is now with Sheamus. She mentions his match with Roman Reigns tonight. People are saying Reigns is the favorite to win the MITB match. Sheamus takes exception to that, then points out how he destroyed Randy Orton on RAW. He plans on putting on another show tonight, then, in less than two weeks, he’s planning on climbing the ladder, grabbing the case and becoming the next WWE World Champion. What’s that thing Reigns always says? Oh, yeah. Believe that.

MATCH 3: NEVILLE VS. WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION KOFI KINGSTON (W/BIG E AND XAVIER WOODS)
Inset promo from Neville. He says he’s the fastest, most agile, and he doesn’t know fear. At MITB, don’t blink, because you might miss the “Man That Gravity Forgot” grabbing the contract. This is the start of the “Altitude Era”.

Kofi hits a boot and a European upperct, then sends Neville into the corner. Neville flips over and hits a cross-body from the middle rope before hitting a hurricanrana. Kofi hits a slide tackle off the ropes and drags Neville to the floor. He distracts the ref, which allows E to hit a vertical splash. Woods rolls him back in, which gets Kofi 2. Kofi boots Neville back to the floor as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Kofi has Neville in a modified rear chinlock. Neville fights out, but Kofi hangs on with a handful of hair. He then pulls Neville back in and hits an inverted suplex for 2. Kofi backhands Neville across the face, which causes Neville to come back with a series of kicks. Neville throws Kofi into the buckles, nails a chop, then hits a seated dropkick from the middle rope. A standing moonsault gets 2. Kofi suckers him into the middle buckle, then charges in the corner. Neville catches him, drops him, then nails a tornado DDT. Neville calls for the Red Arrow, but E pulls Kofi to the floor. Neville changes positions and takes them both out with a moonsault, landing on his feet in the process. Woods tries to trip him on the way back into the ring, but Neville avoids it and slingshots himself back into the ring. Kofi looks for a quick roll-up, but Neville reverses for 2. He gets sent into the ropes, where Woods is waiting on the apron. Neville blasts him, only to have Kofi try to roll Neville up again for 2. Neville twists himself around, sits across Kofi’s chest and cradles both legs to get 3.

WINNER: NEVILLE.

We see the Miz getting makeup put on. My feed quick-cuts to “MizTV”, already in progress. He’s with Lana, and is basically calling her a waste of space. He blathers on about her cutting Rusev as a business decision. She said she did care for him, but his behavior, lies and hateful words forced her to do what she did. As for Miz, his questions are leading to two options: she’ll leave, or she’ll slap Miz. Miz, looking douchier than usual, says there are always two sides to every story. To get the other side, he has a surprise guest, that being Rusev himself.

Rusev comes out on crutches, in a walking cast. He hobbles his way into the ring and says he’s not here to pick a fight or start trouble. He’s here as a broken man. He knows he’s called her so many bad things. He has no excuse except that he was raised differently. He really thought he didn’t need Lana, but as her favorite American song goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. This country has embraced Lana, and is all about giving second chances. That’s all he’s asking for as well. Without his crutches, he can’t walk or stand, and he’s begging for one more chance. He’ll always lean to her. He wants her to be his crutch. Lana picks up his crutches, looks at his foot and says she’ll show him where to put his crutch. He calls her a stupid cow and nearly calls her a b*tch before Dolph Ziggler comes down to the ring. Lana hooks onto Ziggler’s arm, and the two leave together.

MATCH 4: ROMAN REIGNS VS. SHEAMUS
They lock up and proceed to jockey for position until Sheamus breaks it. Reigns applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes before clutching his ribs. He shakes it off and hits a few punches before Sheamus nails a kitchen sink, sending Reigns to the floor. Sheamus follows, onlty to have Reigns nail him with a clothesline. Reigns picks him up, but gets rammed into the apron before getting pancaked across the announce desk. Sheamus hurls him over the desk, then rips up part of the desk as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Sheamus is driving his knee into Reigns’ ribs. He hits a forearm to the face for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Reigns fights out before Sheamus corner-whips him. Sheamus runs into a boot in the corner, but then catches Reigns in a rolling fireman’s carry slam for 2. Sheamus hits a gut shot and tosses Reigns to the apron, where he looks for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran after a few shots to the ribs. Reigns manages to break free and nail a few forearms, followed by a hotshot. He nails Sheamus with a series of punches while Sheamus is draped across the bottom rope. He goes for the apron kick, but Sheamus moves. He kicks Reigns in the ribs under the bottom rope, then pulls him back in. The two trade shots until Sheamus throws Reigns to the corner. He hits a running shoulder thrust, but misses a second one, colliding with the ring post. Sheamus winds up on the floor, manages to recover and looks to wrap Reigns’ leg around the ring post. Reigns pulls his leg in, sending Sheamus’ face into the post. Sheamus rolls back in and Reigns nails him with a clothesline. He hits one more, then explodes with a third off the ropes. He hits a series of corner clotheslines, but then eats a big boot. Sheamus charges in, and Reigns catches him in a fireman’s carry. Sheamus escapes and boots Reigns to the floor. As Sheamus heads out, Reigns trips him on the apron, then nails his big kick. Back in the ring, Reigns hits a Samoan drop and calls for the Superman Punch. Kane’s music hits, and he comes out, flanked by J&J Security. They march down to the ring, and the distraction allows Sheamus to roll Reigns up for 2. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse for another 2, then goes for the Brogue Kick. Reigns avoids it and nails a Superman Punch. He pulls himself up in the corner, and that’s when Kane enters the ring. He nails Reigns with a big boot, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: ROMAN REIGNS.

After the match, Kane looks for a chokeslam. Reigns fights his way out, but then gets dropped with a Brogue Kick as J&J cheer at ringside. Kane then puts Sheamus down with a chokeslam. He looks up at the MITB briefcase then…you guessed it…announces himself as the final participant in the MITB match. Big f*cking surprise. Reigns gets up, turns around and walks right into a chokeslam.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and May 28 Recap

May 30, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns team up to take on WWE champion Seth Rollins and Kane in this week’s edition of WWE SmackDown.

MATCH 1-LUMBER JACK MATCH: CESARO AND TYSON KIDD (W/NATALYA) VS. THE LUCHA DRAGONS (KALISTO AND SIN CARA); LUMBERJACKS: THE PRIME-TIME PLAYERS, LOS MATADORES, EL TORITO, THE ASCENSION AND THE NEW DAY
Kidd and Cara start with a lock-up. They trade arm wringers. Kidd backflips off the ropes into an armdrag. He blocks a hiptoss, counters and sends Cara to the floor. Cesaro makes a blind tag and nails a European uppercut as Kidd hits a German suplex for 2. Cesaro applies a modified half-Boston crab, but Cara escapes. He hits a boot out of the corner, then dives off the buckles with a headscissors. Kalisto tags in and gets hoisted up by Cara, right into a hurricanrana. Cesaro winds up on the floor, but the PTP roll him back in, where Kalisto gets 2. Cesaro recovers and hits a clothesline. Kalisto goes for a sunset flip out of the corner, but Cesaro powers him up into a delayed vertical suplex. Kidd tags in and spikes Kalisto off the top in what looks like a double-team brainbuster for 2. Kalisto recovers and applies an arm wringer before tagging in Cara. Cara nails a kick against the ropes, sending Kidd to the floor. Los Matadores roll him back in, where Cara grabs him for a Gory Special. Kalisto tags in and hits a springboard dropkick while Kidd is still locked in the Special, which gets him 2. Kidd reverses a corner whip, Kalisto avoids contact, the two crisscross, and Kalisto snaps off a handspring headscissors, sending Kidd to the floor. The New Day roll Kidd back in, and Cesaro gets in their faces. Commercials.

Back from the break, Cesaro is now legal with Kalisto. He has Kalisto in a sleeper, but Kalisto escapes. Cesaro tosses him to the floor. The PTP roll him back in, and Cesaro corner-whips him. Kidd tags in, but gets hit with an elbow. Cesaro goes for the Very European Uppercut, but Kalisto lands on his feet on Cesaro’s shoulders, leaps off and makes the tag. Cara hits an apron kick on Kidd, then lands a springboard armdrag. He hits a hurricanrana off the ropes and follows up with a lionsault for 2. Cara sends Kidd out, but he holds on and lands across Cesaro’s back. Cesaro muscles him back in, where he hits a headscissors off the ropes. Cesaro tags in and hits his series of corner uppercuts. He calls for the Cesaro Swing, but Kalisto tries to interfere. Cesaro blasts him, which allows Cara to roll him up for 2. Cara hits a satellite armbar for 2, then tags to Kalisto. Kalisto misses a dive, ducks a clothesline and hits a corkscrew plancha from the middle for 2. He hits a handspring tidal crush for another 2. Cesaro picks him up off a chancery and hits an overhead belly-to-belly, sending him to the floor. The PTP roll Kalisto back in as Kidd makes the tag. He hits a springboard flying elbow for 2. I think this is the first lumberjack match I’ve seen where the lumberjacks aren’t beating the wrestlers up the second they hit the floor. Kidd goes for a suplex, but Kalisto escapes, rolls Kidd up, rolls backwards and hits a Kalisto Kick for 2 as Cesaro breaks it up. Cara dropkicks Cesaro to the floor near the New Day. Back in the ring, Kalisto hits a mule kick and goes for a hurricanrana. Kidd catches him and locks in the Sharpshooter. Kalisto crawls to the ropes, so Kidd drags him to the middle. Cara breaks it up with a springboard headbutt. Cesaro blasts Cara with a superkick, but then gets backdropped to the floor by Kalisto, landing on several of the lumberjacks in the process. Kidd then clotheslines Cara to the floor as the New Day roll Kalisto back into the ring. Not sure when he left, but whatever. Kidd turns around, and Kalisto surprises him with the Salida Del Sol for 3.

WINNERS: THE LUCHA DRAGONS.

Damn, that was a fun match. These two pairs are easily my two favorite tag teams in WWE right now.

We see Kane on his cellphone in his office, when Seth Rollins and J&J Security enter. Rollins mentions something about “Age of Ambrose” on Sunday (my feed must have skipped a promo. My apologies). He says Ambrose is lucky he’s even on the streets. He doesn’t know how Ambrose got out of jail, but he needs to be locked up forever. Jamie Noble tells some story about his aunt. Rollins shoves him away and says to Kane that they have a rematch with Ambrose and Roman Reigns. After Monday, what will Ambrose do tonight? Kane calls tonight playtime. They’ll soften Ambrose up, then take out Reigns. Rollins likes the idea, but they thought that would happen on Monday. Kane says Rollins isn’t the only one who can come up with a plan, and after tonight, he won’t have to worry about Sunday.

As R-Truth comes out for his match, we get an inset promo from him. He mentions danger and how everyone is talking about it. Everyone must’ve forgot he puts the “D” in “danger”. He doesn’t worry about danger; danger worries about him. Uh…right…His opponent, King Barrett, also gets one of these promos. He says, by royal decree, this Sunday at Elimination Chamber, his rivals will bow down to the king as he regains the IC title. His loyal subjects around the world will sing, “All hail King Barrett”.

MATCH 2: R-TRUTH VS. KING BARRETT
Barrett immediately hits a big boot, then sends Truth shoulder-first into the ring post for 2. Barrett hits some mounted punches and a stomp, then lands a swinging neckbreaker for 2. He applies a rear chinlock, but Truth fights out. He hits an uppercut, avoids a corner whip and tries to catch Barrett with a headscissors. Barrett catches him, shoves him into the air and lands a boot to the gut for 2. Barrett kicks Truth once more, then snaps off a suplex for 2. He loads up the Royal Bull Hammer, but Truth ducks and rolls him up for 2. Barrett avoids a corner whip, but then turns around into the Lie Detector, the move formerly known as Lil Jimmy, for 3.

WINNER: R-TRUTH.

After the match, Sheamus comes from out of nowhere and drops Truth with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus then does the same to Barrett. He then celebrates behind the podium that the IC title is on at ringside.

Lana is backstage, getting prepped for what looks like an interview. She is wearing so much less makeup now, and man, is it a huge improvement.

This week, the show is emanating from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Mohegan Sun, CT.

Renee Young is now with Lana. Young asks how she is feeling after the breakup with Rusev. Lana says when you let your emotions interfere, you lose the upper hand, and that is almost what happened on RAW. For a moment, she really believed he could change. She was wrong, and that won’t happen again. She is no man’s property or a toy possession. Young asks about her relationship with Dolph Ziggler. She says there is no relationship. Young points out the recent history between the two. Lana says Rusev’s attack on Ziggler will not prevent Ziggler from making it to EC and competing. That’s when Rusev walks up. Lana asks if he’s going to throw a tantrum and act like a spoiled child. He says why bother? He already beat up Ziggler. Where is he? At home? Ziggler is afraid to show up because he knows Rusev is here. He is not bothered by Ziggler at all, and is not jealous at all. Lana’s little boy-toy will suffer because of Lana’s wretched kisses. She dug her grave, and now she will rot in it.

MATCH 2: RYBACK VS. RUSEV
The two lock up and jockey for position until Ryback turns it into a wastelock. Rusev tries for a rope-break, but Ryback pulls him back to the middle. Rusev attempts a break again, and Ryback does the same thing he did before. Rusev breaks it with a back elbow and applies one of his own. Ryback counters with a hammerlock. Rusev counters with a side headlock. Ryback sends him into the ropes, and the two collide with shoulderblocks. They do it again, and neither budges. Ryback lays in some punches, then nails a chop in the corner. He hits a headbutt, but Rusev comes back with clubbing blows to the back. Rusev goes for a suplex, but Ryback blocks and counters with a delayed vertical for 2. Rusev lays in some more punches, hits a snapmare, then mule-kicks Rusev in the face. Ryback drops an elbow, hits a chop, a punch, a knee and a forearm. Rusev comes back with a kick off the ropes, then drops Ryback with a clothesline for 1. Rusev hits a headbutt, then lays in some kicks to the back as Ryback is hanging on the middle rope. He sits on Ryback’s back, then proceeds to kick him in the corner before hitting a double axe handle to the back. Ryback gets whipped hard into the buckles, and Rusev follows up with a kick to the side of the head as a “We want Lana” chant breaks out. Ryback recovers enough to hit a few strikes out of the corner, but then runs right into a back elbow. Ryback puts on the breaks off an Irish whip, then backdrops Rusev to the floor. Outside, Ryback continues the attack until Rusev slams him face-first into the announce desk. Rusev hits a fall-away slam on the floor as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev drops an elbow, then applies a rear chinlock. Ryback fights out, and now the two trade punches. Rusev hits a splash against the ropes, but Ryback comes back with a shoulderblock. Rusev runs into a back elbow, then gets shoved away in the corner. Ryback goes for a powerslam, but Rusev falls out of his arms and appears to have hurt his ankle. He rolls to the floor, where Ryback follows. Rusev sends him face-first into the ring post, and then gets DQ’ed on the second one.

WINNER: RYBACK.

Rusev continues the attack post-match, sending Ryback into the ring steps. Apparently, this ankle injury is legitimate, and Rusev is expected to be out for a couple months or so.

Paige comes out for a match, and she gets the inset promo treatment. She basically talks about how Naomi is a whiner, then says Naomi taking her title match a month ago is the fuel she needs to get back to the Divas title. This is followed up by one with Naomi and Tamina. Naomi calls Paige too emotional. Naomi isn’t emotional at all, and she doesn’t care. She hopes Paige has an emotional breakdown on Sunday when Naomi wins the title.

MATCH 3: PAIGE VS. NAOMI (W/TAMINA)
The two lock up, and Naomi shoves Paige away. Naomi does what apparently is supposed to be taunting, then goes for the ropes when Paige tries to grab her. Paige grabs her in a lock-up, shoves her into the corner and clubs her down before stomping her. Naomi rolls to the floor near Tamina. When she tries to get back in, Paige catches her with a series of kneelifts, sending her back to the floor. Paige tries to grab her by the hair, but Naomi grabs her arm and whips it into the ring post. She sends Paige shoulder-first into the top buckle, then stomps her down in the corner before working on the arm over the bottom rope. Naomi drives Paige down by the arm, then drops a series of knees onto it. She applies a top wristlock, which Paige counters with an armdrag. Paige hits a trio of short-arm clotheslines, a dropsh*t, and a side kick to the face. Paige goes for the PTO, but Naomi kicks her away. Paige ducks a clothesline, kicks Tamina through the ropes, then catches Naomi on a cross-body attempt, which she turns into the Ram-Paige for 3.

WINNER: PAIGE.

Paige avoids an attack from Tamina, and as she heads up the ramp, the Bella Tw*ts come out on stage. What a shock! Nikki Bella does nothing but hold the belt over her head while making stupid faces! Boy, those two sure do earn their money!

Michael Cole is in the ring, about to conduct an exclusive interview with NXT Champion Kevin Owens. I love that Owens is making the NXT title more important than the US title in his segments with John Cena. Mainly because it is. The US title hasn’t had much of any value for the last several years. After some clips of the past two weeks, both of which feature Owens destroying Cena, Cole welcomes him and says he’s been in WWE for two weeks. Owens says that’s true, but he’s been a wrestler for 15 years. He’s competed all over the world, and dominated all over, just like he will do to Cena this Sunday at EC. Cole says Cena is not the typical competitor. Owens knows the resume’. Cena has 15 World titles, 2 Royal Rumble wins, 11 Wrestlemanias, 57 varieties of terrible t-shirt designs, and over 1000 different ways to suck. He is the NXT Champion, yet Cena walks around and acts like Owens has something to prove to him. If you ask him, Cena has something to prove to Owens. Cole says that Cena said Owens knows how to start a fight, and let’s see if he knows how to finish one. Owens remembers that, then says to take a look at what he did to Sami Zayn. Then, Cole will know if Owens can finish a fight. We go to footage from NXT, with Owens destroying Zayn in their last match. Owens says he did exactly what he said he would to further his career, and that was take out Zayn for good. Zayn was his best friend. He traveled with Zayn for 10 years. He was closer with Zayn than anyone else, and that’s what Owens did to him. If he can do that to someone he cares about, imagine what he will do to Cena. In fact, just watch EC, and you can witness that destruction first-hand. After that, then the real champ will be here.

MATCH 4: DEAN AMBROSE AND ROMAN REIGNS VS. WWE WORLD CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS AND KANE (W/J&J SECURITY)
Kane and Reigns start, and J&J immediately distract the ref. This allows Rollins to knock Ambrose into the barricade and Kane to stomp Reigns down. Rollins tags in and continues the attack on Reigns in the corner. He tags out to Kane, who misses a clothesline and gets hit with a spinning back suplex. Ambrose tags in and nails Kane with rights. Kane corner-whips Ambrose, but Ambrose blocks the charge and hits a seated dropkick from the middle rope. He connects with a bulldog out of the corner and goes for Dirty Deeds. He breaks it when Rollins tries to dive on him from the top, meeting Rollins with a boot to the gut. He goes for Dirty Deeds on Rollins, but Rollins gets pulled to the floor by J&J. Commercials.

Back from the break, J&J are beating up on Ambrose at ringside as Rollins has the ref distracted. They roll him in for a 2-count by Rollins, and now Kane tags in. He chokes Ambrose over the middle rope with his knee, then applies a double trapezius claw. Ambrose fights out, then nails some rights out of the corner. He gets on the middle buckle, but Kane pulls him down by the leg for 2. Rollins tags in and smacks Ambrose around while talking trash. Ambrose drops him with a forearm, only to have Rollins get back up, knock Reigns off the apron and hit Ambrose with a Sling Blade for 2. The ref checks on Reigns, which allows Rollins and Kane to double-team Ambrose in the corner. Rollins hits a bodyslam and tags out to Kane. Kane hits a low dropkick for 2, then hits an uppercut and a headbutt. Rollins tags in and nails a corner forearm for 2. Rollins applies a rear chinlock. Ambrose breaks free, hits a few chops, then runs into a back elbow. Rollins tosses Ambrose to the floor, then distracts the ref as J&J double-team him some more. They roll him back into the ring, but he spins through and sends them both flying over the announce desk. Rollins kicks him through the ropes and rolls him back in for some corner shots. He sets Ambrose up for a superplex, but Ambrose blocks it and sends Rollins to the mat with some headbutts. Kane tags in and tries the same thing, but Ambrose fights him off as well. Kane runs into a boot, and Ambrose hits him with a tornado DDT. Ambrose makes the tag, as does Kane. Reigns dominates Rollins with a series of corner clotheslines. Rollins ducks a jumping clothesline and goes for a spinning neckbreaker. Reigns continues to spin and nails Rollins with a forearm to the back of the head, then puts him down with a Samoan drop. He loads up the Superman Punch, but Kane intercepts him. Ambrose takes Kane out with a flying elbow, then hits a plancha on Kane on the floor. Back in the ring, Rollins ducks a Superman Punch, knocks Reigns down and looks for a thrust kick. Reigns blocks it and stacks Rollins up for a pin, only to power him up for a powerbomb. Rollins escapes, runs into a big boot, hits a superkick and goes for a powerbomb. Reigns backdrops him, only to have Rollins land on his feet, when he turns around, Reigns nails him with the Superman Punch and goes for the pin, but J&J hit the ring, leading to the DQ.

WINNERS VIA DISQUALIFICATION: DEAN AMBROSE AND ROMAN REIGNS.

J&J swarm Reigns until Ambrose sends them both to the floor. Kane follows suit, and Ambrose wipes out all three with a suicide dive. Rollins goes for one as well, but Ambrose nails him with a forearm. Kane starts calling for someone to come down, and the New Day run down to ringside to beat up on Ambrose. Reigns wipes them all out with a suicide dive as Xavier Woods manages to escape into the ring. Ambrose drops him with Dirty Deeds. Big E comes in and nails a shot on Ambrose, only to have Ambrose hit him with a rebound clothesline. He avoids a dive by Kofi Kingston, who gets hit with a Superman Punch in mid-air. Reigns then takes E down with a spear. Kane comes back in and chokeslams Reigns before Kane and Rollins double-team Ambrose. Rollins pelts Ambrose with rights, then hits him with a Pedigree, which I might add, he does better than Triple H has in years.

End of show.

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This week’s episode opens with Roman Reigns making his way down to the ring. He says he has a bit of bad news: he didn’t win at Payback. But, he has some good news: he had a really good time at Payback. Any time you punch Seth Rollins in the mouth, it’s a good time. The Shield hit a triple powerbomb and blew the roof off the joint, and he got to go toe-to-toe with his boy, Dean Ambrose. The fact is, he can chase Rollins all he wants, but it won’t be a fair fight. By next week, he’ll probably have 50 more little security guards. While Reigns is fine with punching them all, sometimes, you have to think with your head and not your fists. It’s a new game plan now, as he’s entering the Money in the Bank match, and he’s going to win. You can believe that.

Dean Ambrose heads down to the ring. He apologizes for interrupting, but when he heard Payback, his ears started burning. So he looked for a bucket of ice to dunk his head into, but took a wrong turn at catering, and here he is. But before he came out, he heard something about MITB. He thought about the violence, which he loves. Then he remembered that this year, he won’t be reaching for an opportunity to become WWE World Champion, because by then, he’ll already be champion. Reigns says he hopes so, and he respects Ambrose outsmarting Rollins for a title shot, but for once, just once, would Ambrose please think of an exit strategy.

This prompts Kane to come out onto the stage. He can’t believe he’s about to say this, but he agrees with Reigns. Ambrose’s exit strategy ended with Rollins giving him a Pedigree. He may have gotten one over on the Authority, but in the end, the Authority always wins. Reigns asks how Kane could know that, since he’s always on his back. Kane says that, as far as he’s concerned, Reigns is not in the MITB match. This is not a personal bias; it’s based on fact. Reigns lost at Wrestlemania. He lost at Payback. The only thing Reigns has earned is his spot at the back of the line. The only way he’ll get another title match is proving he deserves it to Kane. Ambrose calls Kane a Justin Bieber groupie. Kane used to be a “brother of destruction”. Now he’s the redheaded stepchild of the Authority. When Triple H and Steph feed him the scraps from the table, does he get to use a fork and knife, or does he eat from a bowl like the lapdog he is? Kane gets pissy and says to not mention his “family” in any way ever again. Ambrose has a hard time listening, so maybe he’ll get this: tonight, Ambrose gets a RAW rematch with Bray Wyatt. Ambrose is happy about that, and he’s going to take care of Wyatt tonight. Kane then tells Reigns he has no plans for Reigns tonight. In fact, Reigns should reflect on his failures tonight. He needs to turn inward, and find ways to grow as a complete superstar. Enjoy the night off. Reigns thanks him. He’ll take a cheat day, fill a plate with Chesapeake crab cakes and cheesecake. But, he’ll still watch the show and make sure Kane does everything that is best for business, and Kane can believe that.

The Prime-Time Players and the New Day are on commentary for the next match.

MATCH 1-FOUR CORNERS TAG TEAM MATCH: LOS MATADORES (DIEGO AND FERNANDO, W/EL TORITO) VS. THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR) VS. CESARO AND TYSON KIDD (W/NATALYA) VS. THE LUCHA DRAGONS (KALISTO AND SIN CARA)
Kidd and Cara start with a lock-up. Kidd applies an arm wringer. Cara counters and goes for a Gory Special into a pin for 1. He then turns it into a submission, only to have Kidd reverse into a sunset flip for 2. He hits an armdrag into an armbar, only to have Cara tag out to Viktor. Viktor beats Kidd down, only to have Fernando make a blind tag. Kidd trips him and goes for the Sharpshooter, but Torito jumps on the apron for a distraction. Nattie puts a stop to that by grabbing him and lugging him on her shoulders, only to have him spin out and sunset flip her on the floor. In the ring, Fernando kicks Kidd in the back, sending him into the ropes. Diego tags in and cannonballs onto Kidd’s back. Konnor tags himself in, and he hits Kidd with a powerbomb into a DDT. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kidd is fighting out of a rear chinlock, only to have Konnor club him down. Konnor knocks Cesaro off the apron. Moments later, Kidd falls into a tag from Cara, who hits Konnor with a springboard somersault plancha. Cara ducks a clothesline and hits a springaboard cross-body for 2. Konnor boots him and sends him into the corner. Cara boots him away, hits Viktor, then takes Konnor down with a twisting armdrag from the middle rope. He follows up with a handspring elbow, then goes for a lionsault. Konnor blocks it with his knees and tags in Viktor, who stomps Cara down. Konnor back in, and the two hit a double powerbomb. Viktor back in, and he stomps Cara for 2 as Kalisto breaks it up. Viktor hits Kalisto with a falling tigerbomb, then talks trash to Los Matadores, only to have one tag himself in. He covers Kalisto, even though he’s not legal. Viktor pulls the Matador off, and the two of them argue before fists start flying. Their respective partners hit the ring and continue the brawl. Viktor takes a Matador out with a running STO as Konnor and the other Matador spill to the floor. Apparently, during the shoving match between Viktor and the Matador, a tag was made, making Viktor legal again. He sends Cara in for an Irish whip, only to have Cara backflip off a back-body drop attempt and tag in Cesaro. Cesaro nails an overhead belly-to-belly, then hits his series of corner European uppercuts. He calls for the Cesaro Swing, hits a spinebuster, then goes into the Swing in order to set up Montezuma’s Revenge by Kidd, who apparently tagged in at some point. Diego makes a blind tag off Kidd and throws him to the floor, then covers Viktor for 2, only to have Cesaro break it up with a double stomp. Konnor then nails Cesaro and sends him to the floor, only to have Fernando send him out with a hurricanrana. Diego is back up as Viktor tags out to Kalisto, who hits a springboard cross-body. He dropkicks Diego in the knee, then drives his head into the mat off a hurricanrana for 2, only to have Konnor break it up. Konnor grabs Fernando and throws him to the floor as Kidd comes back in the ring. He ducks a Konnor clothesline and hits a somersault plancha on Fernando, who is on the floor on the opposite side. Cesaro comes in and clotheslines Konnor to the floor, only to turn around into Kalisto tossing Cara onto him with a flying dropkick. Cara heads up top and hits a corkscrew plancha, wiping out everyone. Diego sneaks back in and rolls Kalisto up for 2 and goes for a catapult. Kalisto lands on his feet on the middle rope and hits a blind hurricanrana into a roll-up for 3.

WINNERS: THE LUCHA DRAGONS.

I don’t think I’ve seen a blind hurricanrana like that since Jonny Storm’s Rewind.

After some video of what happened between Rusev and Dolph Ziggler on RAW, Renee Young is standing by with Ziggler. She asks for Ziggler’s reaction to what we just saw. He says it’s been a hell of a week. He got busted open at Payback. On RAW, after he was told he’s in the Elimination Chamber match for the IC title, Lana kissed him, only to have Rusev come out and assault him. He’s no stranger to women kissing him, but this is the first time he’ll be locked in a steel structure with the ex-boyfriend. Tonight, he faces another one of his EC opponents, King Barrett. It’s the week that keeps on giving. Lana walks up, and she wishes him good luck before saying she’ll be watching. Ziggler asks Young to leave. He says he knows what Lana was doing on RAW. He knows she was just trying to make Rusev jealous. Rusev needs to respect women. He knows the game she’s playing though, and he’s fine with it. She’s not too bad of a kisser, either.

MATCH 2: KING BARRETT VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER
My feed goes to commercial, and when it comes back, the match has already started, with Ziggler in a rear chinlock. Ziggler fights out and nails Barrett with a right cross before planting a dropkick. He misses a corner splash, then turns around into the Wasteland for 2. Barrett complains about the count as Ziggler rolls to the floor. Barrett heads out and rams Ziggler back-first into the apron. He then launches Ziggler into the barricade by the timekeeper’s area before slamming him face-first into the announce desk. He rolls Ziggler in before taunting Jerry Lawler at ringside. Back in, Ziggler sneaks in a stack-up pin for 2. Barrett comes back with a pair of mule kicks, the last one to the face, for 2. Barrett calls for the Bull Hammer, but Ziggler superkicks him in the arm. He goes for the leaping DDT, only to have Barrett toss him face-first onto the mat. He goes for the Bull Hammer, but Ziggler ducks and drops him with a Zig-Zag for 3.

WINNER: DOLPH ZIGGLER.

Lana comes out and applauds Ziggler from the stage. She’s wearing less makeup, which is actually a huge improvement.

Paige heads down to the ring, and says it’s so good to be back. Last time she saw the fans, she was in her, and I quote, “hometown of England, in London”, in front of her friends and family, in a divas battle royal for a title match, which she won. That was one of the best moments of her career, but her triumph was short-lived. We go to the footage from said match, where Naomi attacked her after it was over and put her on the shelf. Back to the arena, Paige says that’s when Naomi finally became relevant. You’re welcome, pumpkin. She has a weird admiration for Naomi because she took what she wanted. Paige has done that countless times. On the way, Naomi found herself a “boyfriend” in Tamina. She then says Tamina is int he wrong division. Moving on, she’s fully recovered and despite her admiration for Naomi, she took what is Paige’s. This is her division, the Divas title is her title, and the ring is her house.

Naomi and Tamina come down to the ring. Naomi laughs and says she must’ve hit Paige harder than she thought. Paige doesn’t understand where she is in the pecking order. Someone like Naomi, with all of her qualities, deserves to be the top diva, not someone who’s made a career out of screaming, which is all Paige is good at. She doesn’t know what it’s like to struggle and be overlooked by the same people she’s trying to impress. Paige got a title shot on day one. She didn’t earn it, and she damn sure didn’t deserve it. Paige hasn’t been here as long as Naomi has, but this is how things work: you can’t wait for opportunities; you have to take them. Naomi is doing that right now. Paige had an opportunity, and someone better took it from her. Don’t take it personally; Naomi simply removed her from the equation. Paige says taking an opportunity is exactly what she did. In one year, she did more than either Naomi or Tamina in their long, dinosaur careers. There’s more to being a diva than athleticism. You also have to have opportunity, which Naomi lacks. What she doesn’t lack, however, is excuses. Shut up, get over and get over yourself. Naomi starts screaming and says she’s about to run over Paige and everyone else who gets in her way. This is Paige’s house? Naomi and Tamina are about to clean house. They jump on the apron, only to have Paige attack both of them. Eventually, they’re able to double-team her and beat her down, which leads to Nikki Bella “running” down to the ring and chasing them off. She then goes after them outside, only to fall from the ring onto her stupid face. She grabs Naomi by the foot and manages to throw her into the ring, where Paige drops her with a side kick. Nikki tries to climb in, but Tamina pulls her back down. Nikki fights her off as Paige goes for the Ram-Paige on Naomi. Nikki enters the ring and hits Paige with a forearm to the face at the same time, then hits her with the Rack Attack.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen and says not too long ago, people used to treat these so-called lunatics as if they were evil. Some would go as far as to claim perhaps they were possessed by demons. Nowadays, these claims are looked down upon, as if they were primitive and outrageous. Here’s the thing: they were right. Demons are all around us and exist in us all. Tonight, he will prove to Dean Ambrose he has his inner demons, but they watch the minds of men (I think. That part was hard to hear). Ambrose is asking himself, “why me, why now?” Simple. Ambrose is in his way. Run.

It is announced that Nikki Bella will defend the Divas title against both Paige and Naomi in a triple threat match at EC.

MATCH 3: R-TRUTH VS. STARDUST
Stardust gets the jobber non-entrance treatment. He hits a boot, then clubs Truth across the back. Truth comes back with a hiptoss, then nails an uppercut that sends Stardust to the outside. Stardust hits a hotshot from the apron, then nails a springboard dropkick for 2. It’s announced Truth will be in the IC title match at EC as well. Back to the match, Stardust stomps Truth down against the ropes, then drives his knee into Truth’s back before applying a straightjacket. He snaps Truth down by the neck, then stomps the side of his head. He hits a short-arm clothesline and a punch to the face, then goes back to the straightjacket. Truth gets to his feet and manages to break free with elbows and punches. He goes for the Osaka street cutter, but Stardust escapes and hits the Disaster Kick for 2. He gets another 2-count, then hits Dark Matter for 2. Stardust pulls off one of his gloves and nails Truth with punches in the corner. As he grabs his glove, Truth kicks him in the face, picks up the glove in some kind of weird distraction, then hits Lil’ Jimmy for 3.

WINNER: R-TRUTH.

Renee Young is standing by with Ryback, who is also in the IC title match. She asks about what is going through his mind going into the Chamber. He says he’s never competed in this match before, and he’d be lying if he said it wasn’t intimidating. At the same time, he’s chomping at the bit to get inside. He’s a starved lion trapped in a cage with five antelope. What does Young think would happen. She says something stupid about vegans. Ryback then delivers a message to the five others: The Big Guy’s hungry, and anything that stands between him and the IC title will get devoured. He’s hungry. The WWE Universe is hungry. And when people are hungry, people say “Feed me more”. Ryback then tells her he has some great vegan recipes and he’s quite the cook. Again, stupid vegan lines.

MATCH 4: THE META POWERS (CURTIS AXEL AND MACHO MANDOW) VS. ADAM ROSE AND HEATH SLATER (W/ROSA MENDES)
Mandow and Slater start with a lock-up, with Mandow backing Slater into the ropes before giving a clean break. He misses a clothesline, and Slater applies a side headlock. The two crisscross until Mandow hits a back elbow. He throws Slater into the buckles, then snaps off some jabs. Rose comes in and gets the same treatment before Mandow hits him with an inside-out hotshot. Back in the ring, Slater hits a Harlem side kick for 2, then kicks Mandow in the back. Rose tags in, and the two hit a double suplex for 2. Rose drops some elbows and a fist for another 2, then tags in Slater. Slater hits a kick to the gut, then chokes Mandow over the middle rope. Rose back in, and he kicks Mandow off the ropes for 2 before applying a rear chinlock. Mandow counters with a back suplex. Rose tags out, as does Mandow. Axel hulks out, does the finger point, hits the three punches and the big boot. Rose comes in, but Mandow backdrops him to the floor. Axel hits an Atomic Legdrop and gets 3.

WINNER: THE META POWERS.

The two have a pose-down after the match.

Renee Young is now standing by with Bo Dallas for some reason. She says Dallas made quite the impact on RAW when he attacked Neville. We go to that footage. Back to Young and Dallas. She asks why he attacked Neville. He says when he was a kid, a bird used to land on his windowsill every morning. God, his voice is obnoxious. The bird was beautiful with bright colors, and could fly higher than the rest. One day, it flew too high, hit a power line and hurt its wing. He watched it try to fly again, but it couldn’t, so he came along, took the bird, fed it, coddled it and nursed it back to health. With his help, the bird overcame adversity and flew away. Just like that bird, Neville has a broken wing. He’s trying to make Neville stronger. With Dallas’ help, he can overcome adversity and fly away. All he has to do is Bolieve.

MATCH 5: DEAN AMBROSE VS. BRAY WYATT
The two lock-up, and Ambrose applies a side headlock. Wyatt comes back with a shoulder off the ropes, but then runs into a drop toehold. Ambrose pounds Wyatt’s knee, then snaps it backwards before hitting a dragon screw. He sets Wyatt’s leg up on the middle rope in the corner and hits a kick to the knee, but Wyatt shakes it off and drops Ambrose with an uppercut. Ambrose comes back with a kneelift against the ropes and a flying forearms that sends Wyatt to the floor. He follows up with a suicide dive, breaks the count, goes for a dive off the apron, only to have Wyatt sidestep him and send him knee-first into the ring steps. Commercials.

Back from the break, Wyatt has Ambrose in a rear chinlock, with his knee in the back. Ambrose fights to his feet, but then gets kicked in the knee. Wyatt hits a bodyslam, then misses a running senton. Ambrose pelts Wyatt with rights and goes for a cross-body, but Wyatt blocks it with a vertical splash. My feed cuts in and out, making the next minute choppy. When it comes back, Wyatt has Ambrose draped across the middle rope. He then yanks on Ambrose’s neck from the floor and looks for a suspended DDT. Ambrose fights him off and turns it into a tornado DDT on the floor. Ambrose is up first, and he throws Wyatt in before climbing back in himself. They pull themselves up in opposite corners, and Ambrose hits a corner forearm. Wyatt shoves off a bulldog, but Ambrose rebounds with a clothesline. He hits several strikes, and my feed starts acting wonky again. When it comes back, Wyatt is on the floor, and Ambrose goes for a suicide dive. Wyatt catches him and looks for Sister Abigail. Ambrose escapes, so Wyatt tries to roll him back in the ring. Wyatt spins through on the apron and levels Wyatt with a clothesline. Back in the ring now, Ambrose heads up top for the flying elbow. Wyatt catches him and looks for the standing uranage. Ambrose escapes and goes for Dirty Deeds. Wyatt escapes and hits the uranage on the second try for 2. Wyatt hits a right, and my feed sucks yet again. Back on a few second later, Ambrose hits a low dropkick and goes up top. Jamie Noble runs down and jumps on the apron to distract the referee, which allows Joey Mercury to shove Ambrose off. He lands on his feet, but gets caught in Sister Abigail. Ambrose reverses it into a schoolboy for 2, gets hit with an uppercut, then rebounds off the ropes with a clothesline. As both men are down, Seth Rollins marches down to ringside. Before he gets to the ring, Roman Reigns heads down through the crowd. He nails both members of J&J, then chases Rollins back up the ramp. Noble attacks him from behind, and Reigns chases him into the ring, where Ambrose pelts him with fists. Wyatt is back up, and he throws Ambrose into the ropes. Ambrose avoids a charge and ends up hung up on the middle rope. as the ref is getting Noble out of the ring, Reigns nails a Superman Punch on Wyatt, and Ambrose follows up with Dirty Deeds for 3.

WINNER: DEAN AMBROSE.

End of show.

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