WWE SmackDown Results and November 21 Recap

November 23, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Michael Cole is in the ring, and he welcomes Triple H to the ring, who comes down alone. Cole points out Survivor Series being two days away, then mentions the stipulations for Team Cena vs. Team Authority, laid out by Mr. McMahon. Does Trips realize this could be the final night he is able to conduct an interview like this? Trips warns him to pick his questions carefully, otherwise this could be Cole’s last interview ever. Cole agrees and points out the fact that the WWE Universe loathes him. They can’t stand him or Steph. Can Trips imagine the euphoria if Team Authority loses?

He points out a bunch of sports moments, including the “Miracle on Ice”, then asks if Trips realizes it would be like those moments. Trips says the Universe’s opinions don’t matter. Without the fans, there would be no WWE, but without the Authority, there are no fans. He and his wife make decisions every day based on the best interest of everybody in the WWE Universe. But like little kids, their opinion of him when he makes those decisions is absolutely irrelevant. Cole says it’s statements like that are why many people are speculating that it’s for the Authority’s legacy, that their egos are so out of control that they’ve completely lost sight of the task at hand. Because of these egos, they can’t lead, and that leadership is being questioned heading into Survivor Series. Cole then asks Trips to address these rumors. Trips says that he’s got a bit of a secret. He gets in Cole’s face and says life is a marathon, not a sprint. He got the nickname “The Cerebral Assassin” during the Attitude Era, the greatest era in history. During that time, the talent was unbelievable: Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, the Undertaker, Steve Austin, the Rock, Triple H…they were the elite of the elite. Now, some could argue that some of those guys were more popular or bigger stars than Trips. What’s not an argument is that they are all gone, and he’s still here. The truth is they could never last, because he’s smarter than all of them. He’s always been smarter, and that means the Authority always wins. They are the constant, and they will always be here, like it or not. Cole says that, if the Authority loses Sunday, he’ll be gone, too. If that happens, what will happen on RAW when the Authority is no longer in charge. Trips says Vince McMahon is the greatest mind that has ever existed in wrestling. Without Vince, the WWE does not exist. He did it because he was smarter than everyone else. He outlasted them all. All of this is because of him, and WWE exists because of him. It’s not ego or bragging when he says there are two people who can take Vince’s place, that can do what he does: one is his wife, and Cole is standing in the ring with the other one. Without them, this place has no future. You take them out of the occasion, he gives WWE max 2 years. That’s not going to happen. If it does, it’ll be about 3 months before everyone is begging them to come back. Without them, WWE is a sinking ship. It has no future. Cole asks what we can expect if Team Authority wins on Sunday. Trips calls that an interesting question. When they win, what happens on RAW? He points out Cole’s interview with John Cena on Wednesday when Cole asked him the same question. Trips wants to show the footage, but first, he wants Team Cena to hear the answer, then he wants them to hear his response to that question.

Team Cena, led by Ziggler, make their way out. Cena is nowhere to be found. Cole mentions the interview again, and he wants to play back a part where he asked Cena if he feels responsible for the fate of his team. We go to the footage, and Cena says he’s given that a lot of thought. He knows he’s asking the team to make a leap of faith and put their livelihood on the line. The Authority will hold that thought with vengeance, and that’s why Team Cena has to win. Back to the ring, Trips mocks Cena, then tells Team Cena that they better hope Cena’s feelings cover all of that. On RAW, after Team Cena has lost, every single one of Team Cena are fired. All the members look concerned, with Erick Rowan staring at his mask.

Rusev and Lana come out and walk their way through Team Cena and down to the ring.

Ziggler ducks a charge, but Ruzev grabs him, lifts him up and knocks him to the floor with a forearm. Rusev rolls outside, but Ziggler is back in. Rusev misses a charge, and Ziggler starts pelting him with rights before running into a back elbow. Rusev stomps Ziggler in the face, then tosses him to the corner for some kicks. He comes back with some shots of his own, ending with a dropkick. Rusev shakes it off and nails him with kneelifts. Ziggler low-bridges Rusev, then hits him with a hotshot and a dropkick that sends him into the barricade from the apron. Outside, Ziggler goes on the attack and goes for a whip into the steps. Rusev reverses, sending Ziggler back-first into them. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev has Ziggler in a head-and-arm choke. Rusev counters with a jawbreaker, nails a back elbow, avoids a corner charge and rolls Rusev up for 2. He goes for a rocker dropper, and Rusev catches him in a powerbomb. Ziggler counters that into a sunset flip for 2. He charges at Rusev again, Rusev catches him and goes for a fall-away slam. Ziggler lands on his feet and nails a superkick for 2. Ziggler hits a corner splash, then another and goes into some mounted punches. Rusev shoves him off and hits a spinning heel kick. Rusev goes for a powerslam, but Ziggler escapes. He goes for the Zig-Zag, but Rusev hangs onto the top rope. He turns around and hits Ziggler with a vertical splash, stomps Ziggler in the back and looks for the Accolade. Ziggler escapes and hits the Zig-Zag. He crawls over to Rusev for the pin, but only gets 2. Ziggler misses the rocker dropper and he goes for a leaping DDT. Rusev tosses him off. Ziggler lands on his feet, but is then immediately dropped by a jumping side kick for 3.


After the match, Rusev stomps Ziggler in the back and applies the Accolade for a few moments.

We see Corporate Kane on his phone in the office, when he’s interrupted by someone. Kane is glad this person is here, because they have important matters to discuss. It cuts over to Cesaro, and he says he always comes when the Authority calls. Kane says that, although Cesaro is not officially on Team Authority, his loyalty has not gone unnoticed, and it will be rewarded when Team Cena is eliminated. Cesaro likes that, and talks about embarassing Cena this past week on RAW. Cena thought Cesaro was joining Team Cena. Kane calls that funny, but what wasn’t funny was when Erick Rowan joined Cena’s flock of misguided sheep. So tonight, he wants Cesaro to do one more favor for the Authority: slaughter the lamb that is Rowan. Cesaro agrees and says, “Long live the Authority. Cesaro out.”

We get an inset promo from Miz. He’s blathering about how he’ll win the WWE Tag Team titles at Survivor Series. The Usos, and Gold & Stardust are both on commentary. Miz and a Matador start, with Miz applying an arm wringer. The Matador, Diego, counters with his own, then gets in a roll-up for 2. He nails a dropkick and tags in Fernando, who hits a tope con hilo. The two crisscross before Fernando nails Mizdow. Miz nails Fernando with a clothesline, then applies a rear chinlock. Fernando comes back with a jawbreaker. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Fernando shoves him off. Mizdow tags himself in and looks for the Reality Check and hits it before kipping up. Miz tags himself back in and he goes for the SKF. Fernando escapes and tags in Diego. Diego hits a springboard chop and a spinning headbutt. He connects with a second one, ducks a clothesline and hits a spinning headscissors before clotheslining Miz to the floor. Diego goes for a baseball slide and misses. Miz looks to throw Diego into the Usos, but Fernando reverses. Mizdow sees this and throws himself into the tag champs. Back in the ring, Diego hits a top rope cross-body for 3.


Dean Ambrose comes down to the ring, and he supposedly has a survival kit for his match with Bray Wyatt on Sunday. He says he’s not your average WWE superstar. They say he’s eccentric and has a screw loose. That’s fine, and he doesn’t care. He’s a survivor, and he will continue to survive no matter who or what stands in his way. He tells a story about when he was a kid. His mom handed him a $20-bill and told him to buy some cigarettes and scratch tickets. He’s walking down the street, and he runs into some older guys who want to know what he’s carrying him. They rough him up and take the money, leaving his mom empty-handed. He told his mom what happened. She took out a pair of brass knuckles and told him to not let it ever happen again. The knucks were his survival kit, and he takes that survival kit with him everywhere he goes. He’s a walking, talking survival kit, and at Survivor Series, he’ll break Wyatt’s nose and teeth. He’s going to bounce his fist off Wyatt’s skull, and he’s not going to stop until his knuckles bleed. If Wyatt wants to survive, he needs the ability to run. Wyatt’s said a lot of things, and some of it was true. He got under Ambrose’s skin, and that’s bad for him. Wyatt’s talking to a grown man. Ambrose is the hunter, and Wyatt is the prey. At Survivor Series, Wyatt will be stalked, tormented and ultimately put down.

Wyatt appears on the big screen in a cage and has a question: is this what it was like? Is this how you remember him? Locked in a cage, like an animal? When Ambrose looks at him, is he reminded of his dad? His dad gave him life, then left him alone to rot in it. Wyatt came here to remind Ambrose the apple does not fall far from the tree. This cage is Ambrose’s future, trapped in a prison of his own design. He’ll be begging for freedom he won’t receive, praying to a deity that doesn’t exist. The walls will close in, but it didn’t have to be like this. He and Ambrose could have ruled the world, but Ambrose changed all that. Instead, Wyatt will leave this cell, then he’ll leave Ambrose drowning in a pool of his own filth, just like daddy did. It will never end in here.

I really can’t do Wyatt’s half of that segment justice. He’s just too damn good.

Lee comes out dressed as Nikki, mocking her mannerisms in the process. Lee is a far better-looking Nikki than Nikki herself. The two lock-up, and Lee breaks it before ducking a clothesline. She continues to mock Nikki until Brie takes her down with a waistlock. Lee breaks it and applies a side headlock. Brie tries to counter, but Lee stays on top of her. Brie counters with a headscissors, but Lee breaks it and hits a kick. Brie comes back with a shot and throws Lee to the corner before Lee hits another kick and slams her head into the buckles. She bounces Brie’s head off her chest, then whips her down. Lee mounts her, takes out the fake breast she had in her top, then hits Brie in the face with it. Brie comes back with a half-Boston crab, but Lee gets a rope-break. Lee locks in a guillotine, which Brie breaks by throwing her into the buckles. Lee hits a pair of knees out of the corner and a clothesline. A neckbreaker gets 2, and Brie comes back with a dropkick. She hits a running knee against the ropes, then hits a missile dropkick from the second rope for 2. Nikki jumps on the apron and screams for Brie to finish it. Lee shoves Brie into Nikki, then rolls her up in a schoolgirl for 3.


After the match, Nikki gives Brie one of the weakest shoves I’ve ever seen in my life as Lee celebrates on the stage.

Now that Rowan and Luke Harper are no longer a team, it’s time to give them their own distinct entrance themes. Cesaro slaps the sheep mask off Rowan, then starts nailing him with shots. Rowan grabs him by the neck and throws him to the floor. Outside, Rowan continues the assault before rolling Cesaro back into the ring. Cesaro hits a shoulder, then nails a forearm before looking for a suplex back into the ring. Rowan blocks it and comes back in, but Cesaro hits him with a dropkick. He nails a few more shots before Rowan catches him in a bearhug. Cesaro counters into a sunset flip, but Rowan powers him up by his neck. They trade shots until Rowan hits a bodyslam. On the apron, Cesaro hits a hotshot, then jumps on Rowan’s back for a sleeper. Rowan falls into the buckles to break it, and Cesaro kicks him away. Cesaro goes up top, and Rowan launches him back down to the mat. He hits a running shoulderblock, then drops Cesaro with a pumphandle backbreaker. He picks Cesaro up with an Argentinian backbreaker and gets the submission win.


Luke Harper walks down to the ring. Rowan challenges him to step in, but Rowan changes his mind at the last minute…then changes it again…and again.

Renee Young is standing by with Team Cena (and Erick Rowan is playing with a Rubik’s Cube for some reason). She asks for their reaction to what Triple H stated earlier tonight. Big Show says what Trips said made all of them think. They could lose their jobs. But so can Trips and Steph. Trips’ tactics didn’t have the intended effect. They’re not cowards, and they want to rid the WWE of the Authority. They’re not going to hide. They’re in this far, and they’re going to finish it. Ryback says actions have consequences. He knew he was taking a risk by joining Team Cena, and now that his job is one the line. That just makes “The Big Guy” hungrier. Tonight, he and Show are going to feed on Corporate Kane and Seth Rollins. On Sunday, the Authority’s empire is going to crumble, courtesy of Team Cena and Team Ryback. Dolph Ziggler says the Authority has put him through the ringer week after week. On Monday, he lost the IC title. It wasn’t just his; he shared that title with the WWE Universe. So, is he afraid of losing his job? There’s nothing to fear when you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. They have a chance to put the Authority out of power, and he’s not going to back down now. Young asks if Rowan has anything to add. He simply says “Freedom”. The rest of the team repeat it and put their fists together.

The ring announcer informs us Erick Rowan and Dolph Ziggler are banned from ringside before the opening bell. Ryback and Rollins start, with Ryback powering Rollins to the corner. He whips Rollins hard across the ring, and Rollins rolls to the floor. Back in the ring, Rollins hits a few punches, then clubs Ryback across the back. Ryback comes back with a Thesz press, then he grabs Rollins by the ears and slams his head into the mat. In the corner, Show tags in and hits a body blow before landing a big chop to the chest. Rollins gets whipped back into the corner, where Show hits him with another chop. Show drops him with a headbutt, then walks across his stomach. In the corner again, Ryback tags in and hits a chop of his own. In the adjacent corner, Ryback slams Rollins’ head into the buckle. Rollins comes back with chops, but Ryback no-sells them. He blocks a kick and shoves Rollins to the mat. Rollins gets whipped across the ring, blocks a charge and comes off the middle rope. Ryback catches him and hits a swinging powerslam. He calls for Shell Shocked, but instead boots an incoming Kane to the floor. Rollins charges in, and Ryback backdrops him to the floor as well. Triple H’s music hits, and he walks down to ringside, followed by the rest of Team Authority. Commercials.

Back from the break, Show is in control of Kane, hitting him with a bodyslam. Show lands a big elbow for 2, then sends Kane into the ropes. Kane counters with a DDT, then tags in Rollins, who repeatedly kicks Show in the face before hitting a dropkick for 2. Show kicks out with authority, but Rollins is quickly back in the ring. He hits a few more kicks, then drops Show with a right. Kane tags in, and they take turns putting the boots to Show before Kane hits an elbow for 2. Kane applies a rear chinlock, but Show eventually powers up to his feet and hits a back suplex. Rollins and Ryback both tag in. Ryback hits a forearm to the chest and a back-body drop. He hits Rollins with a gorilla press into a powerslam, then calls for the Meat Hook. Outside, Team Authority attack Show, leading to the DQ.


After the match, Rollins tries for the curb stomp on Ryback, but Ryback avoids it and goes for Shell Shocked. He drops Rollins when Jamie Noble tries to interfere. Ryback puts Noble down, then hits Rollins with a standing spinebuster. Joey Mercury gets in and attacks Ryback from behind, with Noble joining in. They beat him down in the corner until Dolph Ziggler runs down and wipes them out. Luke Harper enters the ring and drops Ziggler with a big boot. Erick Rowan makes his way down now, boots Mark Henry on the floor, nails Rusev with a clothesline, then gets in the ring with Harper. Harper screams at him, then offers a handshake. The distraction is enough for Kane to re-enter the ring and put Rowan down with a chokeslam. He turns around into a standing spinebuster from Ryback. Ryback turns around and gets dropped with a discus clothesline from Harper. Ziggler takes Harper down with a Zig-Zag. Rusev drops Ziggler with a jumping side kick. Henry then puts Ziggler down again with a World’s Strongest Slam. Triple H enters the ring, and Team Authority stomps everyone down. Show lets out a big scream from ringside and enters the ring. Team Authority try to beat him down as he enters the ring, but he tosses them all off. He starts hitting everyone with chops, then hits Rollins Security with a double chokeslam. Trips brings a chair into the ring, hits Show in the gut, then cracks it over his back. Rollins then hits Show with a curb stomp. Ryback gets the chair treatment, as does Ziggler. Show and Rowan get a few shots from the chair. Rusev picks Ziggler up, and Trips assaults him with the chair yet again. Rusev and Kane pick Ryback up, and Trips nails him in the back. Team Authority pick him up once more, and Trips screams in his face, asking if this is what he wanted. Team Cena is done. Trips then puts Ryback down once and for all with a Pedigree.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and November 14 Report

November 16, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s show opens up with the return of both Chris Jericho and “The Highlight Reel”. He says he’s been away for a few months, but he’s been paying attention to what’s been going on. The first thing he wants to know is who Adam Rose’s Bunny is, because that guy is awesome. Jericho thinks it might be Funaki. A “Funaki” chant breaks out. Second, he knows that if Team Authority loses at Survivor Series, they’re out of power forever, so he wants to introduce our favorite power-hungry couple, the Authority.

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley make their way down to the ring. Jericho wants to know why they asked to be on the show tonight. Steph says that isn’t the question; the question is why they invited him to Jericho. How long has it been since Jericho or his show have been on Smackdown? It’s because they give the WWE Universe what they really want. In all seriousness, she likes to have fun with the fans, and this show wouldn’t exist without them. The fans represent the hard-working men and women, overcoming on a daily basis. They need wrestlers they can respect. What Vince McMahon is doing to them is what they’ve been doing to the locker room: making wrestlers fights for what they believe in. It’s why the fans still chant “YES! YES! YES!” Daniel Bryan has been gone for months, but he overcame the odds and the fans revere him for it. But where would Bryan be without the Authority? Where would Superman be without Lex Luthor? Where would the sun be without the moon? Where would WWE be without a McMahon in charge? Who could possibly run this place except the Authority? Jericho says he could do it, but seriously, he likes what Cena said on RAW about how the WWE Universe can run this place. It’s not rocket science. You ask the fans a question, and they answer yes or no. He asks if the fans would like to see Trips lick his boots and clean his shoes. Yes. Would they like to see him clean the toilets? Yes. Would they like to see Steph soiled in a pool of filth again? This cuts to Vickie Guerrero shoving Steph into a pool filled with mud from a few months back. Back to the arena, Jericho asks if the fans want to see it again. Trips cuts him off and says he doesn’t need Jericho’s acceptance. They don’t need anyone’s acceptance, and that goes for both fans and talent. The wolf does not ask to be embraced by sheep. So enjoy the laugh, because at Survivor Series, Team Authority is going to tear through Team Cena. When the Authority wins, like always, and they are standing tall, who’s going to be laughing then? It won’t be Jericho or the fans; it’ll be the Authority themselves. Trips tells him to keep that in mind the next time Jericho calls asking to come back and get his WWE fix. Maybe next time he calls, maybe the Authority won’t be so accepting. Maybe by then, they’ve erased Jericho from the history books of WWE.

The Authority leave the ring, and Jericho says he sees an arena full of Jerichoholics, and he likes to sing. There’s a song he’s going to sing a song after Team Authority loses after Survivor Series, and he’s going to sing it now. You can guess what song that is.

Wyatt nails an uppercut, then drops Cara with a headbutt to the back of the neck. He then nails a clothesline off the ropes. Wyatt throws Cara to the corner, then whips him across the ring. Cara blocks a charge and nails a few shots, ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard cross-body for 2. He rolls to the apron, where he hits a kick on an incoming Wyatt. Up top, Cara goes for the swanton bomb and misses. Wyatt cuts him down with a flying back elbow, throws him to the corner and hits an avalanche. Wyatt hits a standing suplex, throws himself on his back, then begins to crab-walk. He flips back over, hits Sister Abigail and gets 3.


After the match, Wyatt says he can hear Dean Ambrose. He can feel him in his chest, in his heart. He can hear Ambrose screaming for help. He knows all about those lonely nights, and how Ambrose felt unloved. He knows about how, every Christmas morning, Ambrose woke up, praying that this would be the day daddy came back. But when he went downstairs, all that was waiting was darkness, darkness that has become a way of life. It doesn’t have to be this way. Wyatt is here. He is the light Ambrose has been searching for. He wants to fix Ambrose. Salvation is at-hand.

Ambrose marches down to the ring, knocks over the rocker and hits the ring. Wyatt quickly slides out of the ring and says Ambrose is right on time, so hostile. What a hero, ready to change the day. How predictable is Ambrose? Every time he wants to see Ambrose, all he has to do is push buttons or pull strings. He knows Ambrose wants to hurt him. He wants to punish Wyatt, so go ahead and do it, just like he wants to punish his daddy. Wyatt hits the ring, but Ambrose knocks him to the floor with a right. Wyatt says Ambrose wears the mask of a lunatic, but he’s just a child screaming for someone to show him the way. Have no fear, because he’s the key to the light. Follow him, and Ambrose will never be in the dark again.

Rose and Goldust start, with Goldust applying a side headlock. He hits a shoulder off the ropes before running into a hiptoss. Bunny asks for a tag, but Rose blows him off. Goldust throws Rose to the corner and tags in Stardust, who stomps Rose into oblivion. Goldust back in, and he drops an elbow before applying a rear chinlock. Rose fights out, the two crisscross, then collide in the middle of the ring. Stardust tags in, as does Bunny. Bunny hits a couple kicks, then hits a seated dropkick from the middle. Rose asks to be tagged back in, but Bunny won’t do it. He goes up top, and Rose is yelling at him. He goes for the Bunny Splash, but Stardust gets his knees up. Stardust hits Dark Matter and gets 3.


Rose scolds Bunny after the match about what just happened. He says Bunny never listens, pulls him up to his feet, hits a mule kick and drops him with the Party Foul. Rose gets up and celebrates with the rest of the Exotic Express on the way out of the arena.

Byron Saxton is standing by with Dolph Ziggler. Saxton points out his troubles the last few weeks with the Authority, and that cuts to a video package of said troubles. Back to Saxton, he mentions that Ziggler has to defend the IC title tonight in a Triple Threat Match. Ziggler says he’s somehow survived everything the Authority has thrown at him, and now he has to deal with Luke Harper. Once again, he’s defending his title tonight. If this is it, if he loses, he’s not going down without a fight…and he’s staying on Team Cena at Survivor Series. The Authority is on borrowed time. All he has to do for the next 10 days is what he does best: survive. At Survivor Series, if his team survives, that means the Authority doesn’t.

Saxton is now standing by with Ryback after a video package. After defying the Authority on RAW, is Ryback now on Team Cena? Ryback says he’s on his own team, and the only one who needs to worry about surviving is Kane. The Authority are fearing for their lives, and they were right trying to recruit “The Big Guy”. What we saw on RAW was an appetizer, and his appetite is insatiable. Unfortunately for Kane, it’s almost feeding time.

God, JBL is insufferable. The bell rings, and Ziggler shoves Kidd away. Cesaro boots Ziggler and hits Kidd with an exploder suplex. He covers Ziggler for one, then goes after Kidd. Kidd hits a flipping kick, and Cesaro turns around into a Ziggler dropkick. Kidd rolls Ziggler up from the apron for 2. Ziggler hits a backslide for 2. Cesaro rolls him up for 2. Kidd rolls Cesaro up for 2. Ziggler rolls Kidd up for 2. Cesaro rolls up Ziggler for 2. Kidd rolls up Cesaro for 2. Cesaro comes back with a clothesline on Kidd, but then gets hit with another Ziggler dropkick. Ziggler hits a running Show-Off Elbow on Kidd as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Cesaro tries to throw Ziggler to the corner, but Ziggler blocks it and goes for a suplex. Kidd joins in to look for a double suplex. Instead, Cesaro suplexes them both at the same time to a big pop. He covers Ziggler for 2, then looks for a tigerbomb. Ziggler holds on and goes for a hurricanrana. Cesaro blocks it and hits a powerbomb. Kidd hits a springboard elbow on Ziggler, and Cesaro drops him with a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Cesaro gets 2 on Ziggler as Kidd is rolling back into the ring. Cesaro stomps him, then misses a corner charge on Ziggler, hitting the post. Ziggler hits a rocker dropper on Kidd for 2, then charges at Cesaro in the corner. Cesaro sidesteps him and immediately sets him up for a back superplex. Ziggler fights him off, and Kidd nails him with a seated dropkick. Ziggler falls into the tree of woe position, and Kidd ducks a Cesaro clothesline before hitting a dropkick on Ziggler. Kidd turns into a belly-to-belly from Cesaro and ends up in the corner. Cesaro nails him with a running European uppercut for 2. Kidd fights Cesaro off, and Ziggler nails Cesaro with a top rope cross-body for 2. Ziggler hits a pair of corner splashes on his opponents, then hits the two with with a neckbreaker and a DDT simultaneously. He gets 2 on Cesaro, then 2 on Kidd. Kidd comes back with a swinging neckbreaker for 2, then goes up top. Cesaro nails him with another uppercut, then a straight right. He climbs up for a superplex as Ziggler crawls back into the ring. Kidd fights Cesaro off, and now all three are perched in the corner. Cesaro has Kidd up in a fireman’s carry and looks for a superplex on Ziggler at the same time. Kidd turns it into a sunset flip powerbomb while Cesaro holds onto the superplex (your basic “Tower of Doom” spot). Kidd gets 2 on Cesaro, then locks in the Sharpshooter. Cesaro crawls over to Cesaro, and gets a 2-count on him while still in the hold. Kidd drags Cesaro to the other side of the ring, Sharpshooter still locked on. Cesaro manages to kick him out of the ring by turning onto his back. Ziggler goes for the leaping DDT, but Cesaro blocks it and nails the Very European Uppercut. Kidd comes back in off a springboard, and Cesaro catches him mid-air with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. Cesaro gets another 2 on Ziggler. Commercials.

Back from the break, Cesaro drops an elbow on Ziggler. Kidd nails a forearms on Cesaro from the apron, then hits a top rope blockbuster, with Cesaro falling onto Ziggler’s knees in the process. Cesaro rolls out to the floor as Kidd goes for the Sharpshooter on Ziggler, locking it on in the middle of the ring. Cesaro is back in, and he applies a crossface. Kidd breaks his half of the hold and goes for the Sharpshooter on Cesaro. Cesaro quickly escapes and nails him with the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro turns around, and Ziggler drops him with a leaping DDT for 2. Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper once more, and Cesaro counters into a hotshot as Kidd nails Ziggler with a kick from the apron at the same time. Cesaro hits a bridging German suplex for 2 on Ziggler, then knocks Kidd to the floor with a knee to the face. Ziggler ducks a clothesline, then hits a spinning headscissors into the Zig-Zag. Kidd throws Ziggler to the floor and picks up the 3 on Cesaro.

Cesaro has been eliminated.

Kidd hits a baseball slide into a headscissors that sends Ziggler face-first into the ring steps. Kidd then throws Ziggler into the barricade before nailing a kick to the face from the top of the barricade. Back in the ring, he gets a 2-count. Kidd knee-chokes Ziggler against the bottom rope, then looks for an outside-in legdrop, which misses. Ziggler pulls him back in for a 2-count, then counters a suplex into the Zig-Zag. Kidd blocks it by holding onto the ropes before hitting a twisting fisherman’s suplex for 2. Kidd rolls to the apron and goes for a springboard, but Ziggler meets him mid-air with a superkick, which gets 2. Kidd hits a kick from his back, then goes for the Sharpshooter yet again. Ziggler somehow rolls his way out, snaps off the Zig-Zag and gets 3.


Hot damn, that was a good match. Kudos to all three participants. I like the fact that WWE seems interested in giving Ziggler another chance, and Kidd’s career seemingly has new life.

We get another promo video for Randy Watson and Sexual Chocolate. Er…I mean Xavier Woods his New Day faction.

The two lock up, and Nattie applies an arm wringer. Layla counters into her own. Nattie flips out of it, and Layla hits her with her stupid roll-up for 2. Nattie then goes for the Sharpshooter, but Layla grabs the bottom rope before hitting a weak forearm. Nattie shows her how its done by hitting her right in the face. Layla comes back with a high kick to the face that sends Nattie to the floor. Nattie rolls back in at 9, and Layla stomps her in the back before knee-choking her against the middle rope. Layla humps her for 2, then applies a headscissors before immediately breaking it and applying a bodyscissors. Nattie turns around and blasts Layla with forearms. Layla holds on and applies more pressure before adding in a guillotine. Nattie gets to her feet and goes for a bodyslam, but Layla escapes and yanks Nattie down by her hair for 2. Nattie blocks a kick, snaps Layla down onto her stupid face, then hits a low seated dropkick for 2. She goes for a suplex, but Layla rams her into the buckles before kicking her to the floor. Outside, Nattie ducks a clothesline, hits Rae in her even stupider face, then throws Layla into Rae. Back in the ring, Nattie recovers from a kick and locks in the Sharpshooter for the submission win.


Another video for Sexual Chocolate. This time it’s Kofi Kingston front and center. Now we get to wait for the Big E videos, and the group is set.

Byron Saxton stops Dean Ambrose as he’s trying to leave the building, asking if Bray Wyatt’s message is starting to have an effect on him. Ambrose says that Wyatt is playing games. He’s sick of games. If Wyatt’s going to get inside his head, he’s going to regret it. Wyatt appears and rams an equipment box into Ambrose before nailing him with a punch. He hits Sister Abigail into a wall, then cradles Ambrose in his lap. He says this world wasn’t meant for people like them. Once they put a label on you, they put you in a box. Once they get you in that box, the next one will be in the ground.

The two lock up, and Ryback muscles Kane back to the corner. Kane reverses positions, then gives somewhat of a clean break. Ryback shoves him, and Kane applies a side headlock. Ryback tries to reverse, and Kane nails a kneelift. He hits an uppercut, misses a clothesline, and Ryback runs through him with a shoulderblock. Ryback hits a few shots until Kane hits a knife-edge. He hits another uppercut in the corner, then sends Ryback across the ring, following in with a corner clothesline. He hits a right and goes for another whip. Ryback reverses and hits a corner clothesline of his own. He stomps Kane down, but Kane recovers and hits a boot. He goes for a suplex, but Ryback blocks it and hits one of his own. Ryback sends Kane to the floor with a clothesline as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Kane is back in control with some kneelifts. Ryback comes back with a Thesz Press, then grabs Kane by the ears for a few head-slams into the mat. Ryback hits a Warrior Splash for 2, then signals for the Meat Hook. Kane puts a stop to that with a big boot for 1. Kane peppers Ryback with rights, then hits a bodyslam. Kane hits a running elbow drop for 2, then nails an uppercut. Ryback comes back with a knife-edge, then a few more. Kane reverses a corner whip, and Ryback falls to the mat. Kane hits a boot to the face, then applies a half-straightjacket. Ryback counter with a back suplex and goes for another splash, but Kane gets his knees up before hitting a seated dropkick for 2. Ryback powers up out of a rear chinlock, ramming Kane into the corner for some shoulder thrusts. Kane blocks one with a knee, then tosses Ryback to the corner. Ryback hits a back elbow, ducks a clothesline and runs through Kane with a shoulderblock. He mocks Kane with the chokeslam gesture, then hits a falling splash from the middle rope. He goes for a powerbomb, but Kane escapes and goes for a chokeslam. Ryback breaks free and hits a powerslam. Ryback loads up the Meat Hook again, and it connects this time. Ryback says this is over and looks for Shell Shocked. Kane escapes, misses a clothesline, then gets clotheslined to the floor. Kane lands on his feet and brings Ryback out, ramming him back-first into the apron before throwing him face-first into the ring post. Kane grabs a folding chair and nails Ryback in the gut, leading to the DQ.


Kane continues the assault by cracking Ryback over the back. Ryback rolls into the ring, as does Kane. Kane hits another gut shot as the Authority are now on the apron. Kane celebrates with them, then turns around into a spinebuster by Ryback. Ryback grabs the chair and assaults Kane, then sends him flying with a shot to the back. Triple H stares him down as he goes nose-to-nose with “the boss”.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and November 7 Recap

November 09, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s WWE SmackDown opens with a cage being lowered onto the ring, which will be used in the opening contest.

Stardust immediately goes for the door, but the Uso hits some chops, then nails an uppercut. This is Jey. Jey goes to launch Stardust into the cage, but Stardust escapes, and now we have a standoff between the two teams. Goldust tags in and immediately hits a boot. He throws Jey into the corner for a series of chops, but Jey comes back with a back-body drop from the opposite corner. Jimmy tags in and hits a corner forearm shot before dropping Goldust with a chop. He hits what looks like a flipping fist drop for 2. Goldust comes back witha drop-down uppercut, then tries to throw Jimmy into the cage. Jimmy puts on the breaks and sends Goldust into it for 2. Goldust fights out of an armbar, misses a clothesline, misses a back elbow, then dodges a cross-body, sending Jimmy into the cage. He turns Jimmy inside-out with a clothesline as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Stardust is legal and slamming Jimmy’s head into the cage. Goldust tags in and treats the cage like a cheese grater on Jimmy’s face before launching him into the opposite side of the cage for 2. Jimmy fights out of a rear chinlock, then avoids a throw into the cage by holding on and trying to climb out. Goldust grabs him and brings him back down with an electric chair for 2. Goldust goes back to the rear chinlock. Jimmy tries to fight out, so Goldust nails him with a series of kneelifts. He sets Jimmy up on the top rope, then looks for a back superplex. Jimmy holds onto the cage, then knocks Goldust off with some headbutts before landing a corkscrew moonsault. Jey and Stardust make the tag, and Jey nails several shots, ducks a clothesline and hits a Samoan drop. Stardust avoids a running hip attack thanks to interference by Goldust, but Jey rams him into the cage. Now both halves of the champs are slumped down in the corners. Jey nails Goldust, but Stardust avoids the move by hitting a sunset flip for 2. Jey comes back with a superkick off a throw into the cage, getting 2 as Goldust breaks it up. Jimmy runs in, and Goldust back-body drops him into the cage. Jey nails Goldust with a superkick, and Stardust hits Cross-Rhodes on Jey for 2. Stardust goes to climb out from the corner, but Jey manages to snag him at the top. Jey pulls him back in as Goldust hits a boot on Jimmy on the opposite side. Goldust climbs to the top, and Jimmy follows. All four men are fighting on the top rope until Stardust goes down off a headbutt. Jimmy hits a superplex on Goldust, and Jey lands a Samoan Splash. However, Goldust isn’t the legal man. Stardust then quickly rolls up Jey for 3.


Corporate Kane is in the ring and says the Authority made it’s most difficult decision on RAW. With the fate of the Authority in the balance, they needed to decide how to handle Randy Orton. No one could question Orton’s ability; it was a question of his loyalty. Orton should be an example because if they’ll do that to one of their own, imagine what they’ll do to everyone else. You’re either with the Authority or against them. Choose wisely. Now, Dolph Ziggler was offered an opportunity to have the world. Instead, he chose your admiration, your adulation. Ziggler thinks he can survive if he aligns with Team Cena. Well, let’s see if he can survive tonight against Kane. Again. For the third time in a few weeks. And, what the hell, since there’s one hanging above him, let’s do it in a steel cage. Moving on, Team Authority now has an open position available, so he’d like to call out a potential recruit. This man has shown everything they’re looking for…

Instead of the apparent candidate, we get Cesaro. He has beaten everything WWE has thrown at him. The battle lines have been drawn, and WWE’s fate lies in the balance. So, if Kane is looking for someone on the team that can swing John Cena like a rag doll, Cesaro is the man. Kane says Cesaro isn’t who he expected out here tonight. But if he’s intent on proving himself, he can face the star Kane was interested, and that match is now. That man is Ryback.

The match apparently started during the commercial. When we come back, Cesaro is in control with a side headlock. Ryback powers Cesaro into the corner, hits some shoulder thrusts, but then runs into a big boot for 2. Cesaro nails some crossface punches, then applies a rear chinlock. Ryback tries to roll through, but Cesaro refuses to let go. He gets to his feet, breaks the hold with some elbows, then gets hit with a snapmare and a low dropkick. Cesaro throws Ryback to the corner, hits a few shots and lands a suplex for 2. Cesaro goes back to the rear chinlock, but Ryback muscles him up, then breaks the hold by falling into the buckles. Cesaro applies a sleeper, and Ryback repeats the corner spot before nailing a spinebuster. He connects with the Meat Hook, then goes for Shell Shocked. Cesaro escapes and sends Ryback shoulder-first into the ring post. He nails a big boot from the apron, then comes off the top with a flying elbow for 2. Cesaro lays in some forearm shots, then goes for a suplex. Ryback blocks and goes for one of his own. Cesaro tries to break it with some knee strikes, but Ryback holds on, turns it into Shell Shocked and gets 3.


Kane applauds Ryback from the apron, then enters the ring. Ryback doesn’t seem to notice, however, and immediately heads up the ramp. Kane looks confused.

Rose gets dumped on by the crowd when trying a “What’s up”. Truth applies a side headlock, then nails a shoulder off the ropes. The two crisscross, but Truth puts on the breaks and mocks the Bunny. Rose misses a back elbow, then hops into Truth’s arms. Truth tosses him, then ducks a clothesline. The Bunny jumps on the apron and is now doing Truth’s dance. Rose is distracted, and Truth rolls him up for 3.


I’m guessing this is a heel turn for Rose. Sure enough, he knocks the Bunny on his ass. On a side note, I believe Truth just ended Rose’s undefeated streak. Rose dances with the rest of the Exotic Express, and now the Bunny is back up. Rose stares him down, then turns back to the rest of the crew for more dancing.

Christian makes his long-awaited return, albeit as the host of a new installment of “The Peep Show”. He says just when you least expect it, “Captain Charisma” shows up for one…more…episode of “The Peep Show”. He’s got quite a few peeps here in Albany, NY. There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on right now, like when Mr. McMahon announced the new stipulation for the main event at Survivor Series. Now, he wants to know what the fans think. Who’s on Team Authority? The crowd boos? Who’s taking Team Cena? Lots of cheers.

Before this goes on much further, Dean Ambrose, the special guest for tonight, makes his way down to the ring. We get a quick clip of the feud between Ambrose and Bray Wyatt before Christian formally welcomes Ambrose to the show. The last time Christian saw him, he was running with the Shield, made a lot of enemies, Christian included. The question is, what’s it like to be Dean Ambrose right now. Ambrose says he has no friends and a bunch of enemies, with his back always in the corner, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. Christian points out Wyatt, then wants to know why he’s doing this. Ambrose doesn’t know. Why does anyone go after anyone? He has nothing to take away. Wyatt doesn’t want a championship. He thinks Wyatt wants to play mind games with people who can’t turn the volume up in their heads. Wyatt likes to prey on weak-minded people. Unfortunately for Wyatt, Ambrose’s mind is a dangerous place to be. Wyatt doesn’t know him. Nobody does. He can play games, too. He does this because it’s fun. He likes adrenaline and gets a sick thrill from spitting up blood and teeth, and he’s not scared to go down any dark alley with Wyatt.

The lights go out, and Wyatt’s music hits. He sits in his chair on the stage and says Ambrose has nothing to fear, because he has nothing to lose. There was a time when Ambrose had something to fight for, a time when he had safety with the Shield. But what happened? That love was ripped from him and the security was taken away, leaving Ambrose a fish out of water, gasping for air. Does Ambrose know Wyatt or what he does? He heals. He healed Erick Rowan. He healed Luke Harper, and he can heal Ambrose, too. All he has to do is take Wyatt’s hand. Wyatt can make this all go away. He’s no fool, though. He knows salvation is not for everyone. He once offered his hand to Daniel Bryan. Bryan defied him, and now Bryan is nowhere to be seen. Ambrose is different. Wyatt can fix him. Tell him he’s wrong. What does Ambrose have to lose? Ambrose’s own father turned his back on him. Does he still send Ambrose postcards from prison? Tell him he’s wrong. Prove him wrong. Ambrose leaves the ring and heads towards Wyatt, but the lights go out. When they come back on, Wyatt is behind him. Wyatt tells him to run. The lights go out again, and Wyatt is gone, but we can still hear him laughing.

We see footage from Main Event, where Rusev won the WWE US title from Sheamus. And not a single f*ck was given.

Speaking of not giving a f*ck, we get Renee Young. She’s standing by with AJ Lee, and Lee talks about what happened with the Bellas on RAW. Brie Bella walks up and apologizes for what happened. Lee isn’t upset, as she knows Brie is being used. Nikki then attacks Lee from behind before telling Brie to act more sincere next time.

Kidd is on commentary for this match. Rae pie-faces Nattie, then nails a roundhouse for 1. Rae applies a bodyscissors, but Nattie turns onto her stomach and begins pounding Rae with forearm shots. She powers Rae up and turns the hold into a bodyslam. She slams Rae face-first onto the mat, steps on her back, then hits a dropkick. She lands a discus clothesline and goes for the Sharpshooter as Kidd is now “supporting” his wife from ringside. She gets distracted, and Rae rolls her up in a schoolgirl for 3.


Nattie and Kidd exchange words after the match, with Kidd patting her head like a dog.

Renee Young is back, this time with Dolph Ziggler. She points out Ziggler rejected the offer to join Team Authority, which has led to his cage match with Corporate Kane tonight. Ziggler says he doesn’t see this as punishment. He wants the Authority out. If he has to be caged with a monster, that’s fine. He’s standing up for himself and any other…

Triple H walks up and says he’s surprised to see Ziggler here ready to compete after the beating Seth Rollins gave him on RAW. He’s luck Randy Orton was there to save him. Then again, Orton isn’t here. Neither is John Cena. So, who will save him tonight once he’s in the cage with Kane? Maybe Ziggler should ask himself if it’s time to save himself? It’s not too late. He could still change his mind. Trips then says what happened to Orton was a shame. If that could happen to Orton, imagine what could happen to Ziggler.

Before Kane comes out, we get a video hyping Luke Harper. He says he’s going to piece himself back together “with pieces of you”. Back to the arena, Ziggler appears confused. Anyway, Kane comes out, the match starts, and Ziggler goes on the attack with rights. He hits a seated dropkick to the knee, then goes for the rocker dropper. Kane tries to catch him, but Ziggler counters into a sit-out facebuster for 2. Ziggler looks to escape, but Kane pulls him back in and tosses him into the cage. Ziggler leaps onto the cage and tries to climb out. Kane pulls him back in, eats a few rights, then sends Ziggler flying into the cage wall. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kane goes for a back suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet, but runs into a big boot for 2. Ziggler gets whipped into the corner before getting sandwiched with a clothesline. Kane takes off the top turnbuckle pad, then tries a charge in the adjacent corner. Ziggler avoids it, hits a couple of weak clotheslines, then drops Kane with a leaping DDT for 2. Ziggler pulls himself up to his feet, then tries to climb out once more. Kane is climbing as well, and now the two are fighting on the top rope. Ziggler crotches Kane by kicking him in the knee. Kane returns the favor by pulling Ziggler’s leg out from under him. Ziggler pulls himself back to his feet and dives off the top, but Kane meets him mid-air with an uppercut for 2. Kane signals for the chokeslam (when was the last time the move worked after that?) and goes for it, but Ziggler escapes and runs up the cage wall. Kane yanks him back down, then nails the chokeslam. Kane now signals for the tombstone. Ziggler escapes and pops off a quick Zig-Zag for 2. Ziggler starts crawling for the door, but Kane grabs him by the foot and drags him back in. Ziggler kicks him away, ducks a clothesline and nails a superkick, but Kane falls into the ropes and rebounds with a shot to the face. Ziggler crawls for the door once again and gets through the ropes. Kane charges in, but Ziggler sees him coming. Kane lands face-first onto the exposed buckles, and Ziggler climbs up over the cage after walking up Kane’s back. Kane tries to pull him back in from the top, but Ziggler fights him off. He drops down to the other side, but Kane stops him by kicking the door open, hanging Ziggler out to dry in the process. Kane hits a big boot from the top into the cage, which then in turn goes into Ziggler’s face. Ziggler is still hung up on the door, and now Kane tries to walk out. Ziggler kicks the door into Kane’s face, then shimmies his way down the door, hitting the ground.


End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and October 31 Recap

November 02, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Dean Ambrose takes on Cesaro in a Trick or Treat Street Fight main-event on a Halloween edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown.

WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is on color commentary for this match. She’s wearing a shirt that says, “BOO” and says she’s dressed as a ghost. Nice nod to Jim Halpert on the Office there. I hate Summer Rae so much. Anyway, as Nikki comes out, we cut back to earlier today when she informed Brie Bella (dressed as Daniel Bryan) that she’s not in the BR because she has to go pick up some luggage that got sent to the wrong city. Brie also has to keep the costume on while she does it. Hilarious.

The bell rings, and Cameron eliminates Mendes off a spinning headscissors. Nattie shoulders Rae to the floor, eliminating her. Emma locks Cameron in the Dilemma, but then gets tossed to the floor by Fox. We get some stupid bit between Paige and Layla that isn’t worth discussing. Paige boots her in the gut and tosses her to the floor. I love Lee mocking everyone here. Cameron and Naomi are both gone, courtesy of Nattie. Nikki hits a spinebuster on Paige. Nattie eats a kick from Fox. Nattie gets tossed to the outside by Fox, almost hangs on, but then drops. Fox then tackles Paige through the ropes, sending them both to the floor. Nikki wins.


As thrilling as it sounded, I assure you. Nikki then gets in Lee’s face to almost no reaction.

Kane comes out, accompanied by Seth Rollins and Rollins Security. He wishes everyone a happy Halloween. Every year around this time, he gets a warm, fuzzy feeling in his chest. He looks forward to terrifying children and make-believe blood. Just when you think you survive the horror, you wake up 11/1, and just around the corner is Survivor Series. As for tonight, the Authority has quite the main event planned, as Cesaro takes on Dean Ambrose in a “Trick-or-Street Fight”. Rollins calls that a hell of a main event, but what if Bray Wyatt gets to Ambrose first? Let’s face it. Ambrose will fall to Wyatt just like he did to Rollins. He doesn’t understand why everyone is booing him, since he’s just being honest. He agrees with the “You sold out” chant, then says every fan is lucky to be here. They are in the presence of greatness. On top of that, this crowd is some of the first people to be let in on the Authority’s plan for Survivor Series. Who will be stupid enough to join Team Cena to take on Team Authority, knowing the consequences? Kane agrees, then says there’s one superstar who, if he didn’t know better, is already on Team Cena. He’s, of course, talking about Dolph Ziggler.

This is a rematch from Monday night, which Ziggler won. The match starts, and Kane backs Ziggler to the corner. Ziggler ducks a punch, hits a few of his own, then nails a dropkick to the knee. He goes for the leaping DDT, but Kane throws him off, onto his face. Kane nails a forearm to the face, then ties Ziggler up in the ropes for a shot to the chest. Kane nails a short-arm clothesline for 2, then stomps Ziggler down. He nails a gut shot in the corner, then an uppercut. Kane steps on Ziggler’s head on the bottom rope, then pulls Ziggler up for a snapmare. Kane goes into a rear chinlock, but Ziggler quickly fights out with punches. Kane goes for a bodyslam, but Ziggler escapes, hits a series of kicks and lands a neckbreaker. The Show-Off Elbow connects for 2. Kane charges at Ziggler in the corner, but Ziggler nails an elbow. Ziggler goes to the middle, and Kane knocks him to the floor with an uppercut. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kane misses a shoulder charge in the corner, colliding with the ring post. Ziggler pops up with a dropkick, then hits some mounted punches in the corner. He goes for another neckbreaker, but Kane shoves him off. Ziggler avoids a big boot and hits the rocker dropper for 2. Jamie Noble causes a distraction on the apron, which allows Kane to drop Ziggler with a big boot for 2. Kane signals for the chokeslam, and Ziggler counters into a sunset flip for 2. He nails kane with a superkick and goes for a corner splash. Kane catches him in mid-air with a goozle and nails the chokeslam for 3.


Kane hits another chokeslam after the match, and now Rollins Security are in the ring as well. They proceed to stomp Ziggler down, then pick him back up for Kane. Kane says he neglected to tell Ziggler that he’s got another match tonight. That match is against Seth Rollins, and it starts right now.

Kane and Rollins Security are still at ringside. As Ziggler gets himself to his knees, Rollins puts him back down with the curb stomp for 3.


Heath Slater is in the ring, dressed like a scarecrow. He once again reminds us it’s Halloween. It’s his favorite time of the year, and he decided to be a scarecrow. In reality, he’s a big, brave crow. After what John Cena did to him on RAW, he’s offering…Ryback interrupts him.

Ryback must have noticed everyone pointing out that “THEN” was misspelled on the back of his singlet (it said “THAN”), as it’s now fixed. However, the “E” is much brighter than the rest of the letters. Slater avoids a clothesline and hits a right. Ryback laughs and misses again. Slater applies a waistlock, but Ryback counters into an arm wringer, pulling a costume hand off in the process. Slater’s proud of his trick. Ryback tosses the hand up in the air, then nails a standing spinebuster. The Meat Hook connects, and Shell Shocked gets him 3.


We see Adam Rose and the Exotic Express. Surprise, it’s his favorite time of the year. He knocks on the door of Gold & Stardust. Something pointless happens. He knocks on the next door, and it’s Sin Cara dressed as a ninja turtle. He throws some candy. Someone comes out as a ghost, and it’s R-Truth. Truth starts talking about the Bunny upstaging Rose. Truth sometimes forgets Rose exists. If Rose dressed up as the Bunny, people might pay attention to him. He throws some candy up, then puts a rock in Rose’s hands. I still am not sure why this man was hired in the first place.

The Miz and Damien Mizdow are in the ring for “MizTV”. Mizdow is now stunt-doubling for Miz while he’s talking. That’s dedication. Miz points out “Team Cena verse Team Authority” (his words). Miz offers his services to the match. Mizdow does as well to a decent pop. We then go back to RAW when Mark Henry turned on the Big Show. Back to the ring, Miz welcomes Henry onto the show to explain himself. Miz points out 3 World’s Strongest Slams on Show and asks what happened. Henry responds with, “What the hell you think happened?” He tells Miz not to ask stupid questions. Everyone saw what happened. Everyone saw Henry about to win the tag titles, and Show got jealous. Miz says there was resentment over their feud with Rusev, and Henry enjoyed watching Show lose. We go to footage from HIAC, and Henry indeed was smiling when Show tapped out. Henry says Show was trying to outshine him, succeeding where he failed. On Sunday, he came down to support Show. A “What?” chant starts, and Henry tells the crowd to shut up. About damn time. In return, Show took the spotlight Monday night. Henry says Show acts like he knows everything and has been bossing Henry around. Show is a tall guy with an overactive pituitary gland. Henry is an Olympian. He’s the “World’s Strongest Man”. It’s not about size; it’s about strength.

This brings out Show. He stares Henry down from the stage, then slowly heads down to the ring. Henry leaves behind the backs of Miz and Mizdow, then shoves them into Show. Show runs through them, then grabs Henry at ringside. He nails a bunch of punches until Henry shoves him into the ring post. Henry then throws him through the barricade that surrounds the timekeeper’s area before heading to the back.

We get an inset promo from the champs. They’re rambling about the main event at Survivor Series, offering their services. Stardust starts with a Matador, hitting a shoulder off the ropes. They crisscross until the Matador pops off a hurricanrana. The other Matador tags in and hits a dropkick for 1. The other Matador tags back in and hits a tope con hilo for 2. Stardust comes back with a kneelift, backs the Matador in the corner and sends him across the ring. Matador avoids a charge, but Stardust recovers and hits the Disaster Kick. Goldust tags in and stomps the Matador down before nailing an uppercut. Matador fights back, then fights out of the corner as Stardust tags in. Stardust manages to low-bridge him as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Torito is on the apron, and Stardust sends him flying with a hip bump. Stardust then runs into a flapjack. Apparently, this is Fernando in the ring. He crawls for a tag, and both Diego and Goldust tag in. Diego hits a couple of spinning headbutts, then nails a chop in the corner. He hits a pair of boots and nails a hurricanrana off the middle rope. Goldust gets sent to the floor, and Los Matadores hit a pair of suicide dives. Stardust nails the Falling Star on them, then rolls Goldust back in. He grabs Torito by the horns and rolls him in as well. Goldust sends him into the corner, but Torito leaps over the buckles before hitting Stardust with a dropkick on the apron. Back in the ring, Torito ducks a clothesline and goes for a suicide dive on Stardust. Stardust catches him in a fireman’s carry, which Torito turns into a spinning armdrag. In the ring, Diego sneaks in a roll-up on Goldust and gets 3.


When was the last time Los Matadores won a match?

Khali is STILL here? A “U-S-A” chant breaks out for no reason. Khali hits a big overhand chop, but Rusev shakes it off and attacks Khali in the corner. Khali hits another chop. Rusev kicks him in the leg, hits the jumping side kick, stomps on Khali’s back and locks in the Accolade. Khali taps.


Lana tells the crowd to shut up and says they have received direction from Mother Russia. The direction is to further destroy the deteriorating American spirit. Rusev says he’s beaten our “Real American”. He has beaten our “Strongest American”. He has beaten our “Giant American”. Next, he will crush our American champion. Sheamus, after he takes away the US Championship, he will give it as a present to the true leader of men, Vladimir Putin.

Sheamus walks out onto the stage, looks at the US title, then says he’s been looking for this fight ever since Rusev declared war on America. In terms Rusev can understand, challenge accepted. He wants Rusev to understand that, when it comes to the title, he takes personal pride in representing what it stands for, almost as much pride as doing this. He hits the ring and goes for the Brogue Kick, but Rusev ducks and rolls to the floor.

Bray Wyatt comes out, and the “Fireflies” are in full effect with this crowd. For some reason, his halogen lantern is now smoking. He sits in the ring and says today is a very special day. Today, all of you get to pretend to be someone or something you are not. Have you ever stopped to wonder why camoflauge and costumes make you feel so comfortable? Why wear a mask? Is it to hide from the world’s horrors? Maybe it’s the fact you hate everything about your horrible every-day lives? Regardless, you can’t play pretend forever. Tomorrow morning, you go back to being an anonymous souls. But Dean Ambrose, he’s different. He doesn’t get to take his mask off; he parades it around for the world to see on a daily basis, and you love him for it. Why? Because he’s different. He’s nothing like any of you. He’s like Wyatt himself. He’s a creature, an animal. Ambrose is a monster. If anyone can imagine what the rush felt like when he finally had Seth Rollins in that cell and was beating the life out of him, Wyatt understands. He knows what it feels like to have something breathing in the midst of your closing hands. He can feel what that power is like. In that moment, you are not just a man; you are immortal, something greater. You have the power to take it all away. He knows who Ambrose is, and he knows all the things Ambrose has done. As long as Wyatt’s eyes are on his, Ambrose can’t just wash away his sins. His stains are on him forever, and he thought Ambrose would like to know that she still cries for Ambrose. Follow the buzzards.

As you can imagine, there are Halloween-themed weapons all around ringside, as well as regular ones painted in Halloween colors. Cesaro throws his towel at Ambrose, leading to a slug fest. Ambrose gets the better of it before stomping Cesaro down. He nails a running forearm in the corner, followed by a running bulldog. Ambrose grabs a pumpkin, but gets hit with a kendo stick shot to the gut before he can connect. Cesaro hits him once again, then lands a double-stomp before nailing some mounted punches to the head. He hits another gut shot with the stick, then a shot to the chest. Another shot to the chest. And another. And several more. Ambrose blocks a shot to the head and hits a few rights. Cesaro boots him, and Ambrose looks for the rebound clothesline. Cesaro meets him with yet another gut shot with the stick, then drops him with a tigerbomb for 2. Cesaro continues the assault with the stick, then grabs several pumpkins sets them up in the ring in a pile. He hits a running boot to the head, then grabs even more of the pumpkins for the pile. Cesaro goes for a suplex onto the pumpkins, but Ambrose escapes and goes into a waistlock. Cesaro goes into a standing switch before Ambrose nails an elbow. Cesaro shoves him off, then gets low-bridged to the floor. Cesaro grabs another stick and nails Ambrose in the leg as he heads outside. Cesaro hits a shot to the chest, then clears off the table at ringside before turning it over. With a bucket of candy in his hands, Ambrose hits a seated dropkick, sending candy flying. Ambrose goes for a shot with a stick off the apron, but Cesaro catches him and throws him over the announce desk. Cesaro grabs a stick, climbs on the table and goes for a shot. Ambrose wails on him with his stick, then rolls him back into the ring. He ducks a clothesline and hits a back-body drop onto the “pumpkin patch”. Cesaro goes to the floor off a clothesline over the top rope. He grabs another stick and nails Ambrose in the gut yet again. He forces Ambrose’s head into an apple bucket, which backfires on him when Ambrose grabs an apple with his teeth and spits it into Cesaro’s face. Ambrose hits some jabs, grabs a skeleton and nails Cesaro with it. Cesaro blocks a shot, then suplexes them both at the same time. He clears off another table, then grabs a folding chair, hitting Ambrose across the back. Ambrose rams him with a witch’s broom, lays him out on the table, climbs to the middle rope with the broom between his leg and hits a flying elbow. He rolls Cesaro back in, where Cesaro hits a backbreaker. Ambrose hits the rebound clothesline, then grabs another pumpkin. He sticks it over Cesaro’s head and hits the new version of Dirty Deeds as the pumpkin goes flying off for 3.


After the match, Ambrose sticks another pumpkin on Cesaro’s head, grabs a skull, talks to it, then hits Dirty Deeds again. The pumpkin stays on Cesaro’s head this time, and cracks in half on impact

Themed street fights usually suck, but thanks to these two, this was actually a pretty fun match.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and October 24 Recap

October 26, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week opens with Dean Ambrose marching down to the ring. He says the laws of physics don’t apply to him. What goes up must go down, but he doesn’t stay down. Why does he keep getting back up? He could say he’s indestructible and this stuff doesn’t hurt, but the truth is it does hurt. His bones and muscles ache. Fighting the Authority can be very painful. No, the reason he keeps getting back up can go back to Mick Foley. Foley was the “Hardcore Legend”, but deep-down was always a nice guy. Ambrose isn’t a nice guy. He doesn’t have a loving family, and he has nothing to live for except delivering pain to people, and that’s what keeps moving him forward to HIAC. Ever since Seth Rollins stabbed him in the back…this Sunday, you can’t take your money with you when you’re knee-deep in your own personal hell. If Rollins has anything to say about that, he can come out here right now and say it.

Rollins appears on the TitanTron and says Ambrose doesn’t tell him what to do. He tells Ambrose what to do and does the calling out. As a matter of fact, later tonight, that’s exactly what he’ll do. As for the past, let’s remember Rollins spoon-fed him the catchphrases during the Shield. Ambrose is an idiot for believing all of that. They weren’t building something special; it was Rollins all along, planning his moment. Ambrose is talking about vengeance like it’s a jackpot. It’s cheap and not worth a damn, just like Ambrose. What’s priceless is the future. Ambrose’s ends at HIAC, but Rollins’ future truly begins when he disposes of Ambrose on Sunday. Then, when the time is right, he’ll cash in his MITB contract and solidify himself as the future of WWE. Ambrose says Rollins has a way with words, but he won’t be able to talk his way out of things on Sunday. They will burn together, but Rollins will perish alone.

Sheamus is on commentary for this match. Mizdow starts for his team, kicking a Matador in the gut. He backdrops him into the corner, but the Matador counters with a headscissors. We find out this is Diego. Mizdow tags into Diego. Diego ducks a clothesline, hits some chops and a pair of boots in the corner. Miz comes back with a hotshot in the corner, then hits a lame version of the 10 Beats of the Bodhran while looking at Sheamus. He snaps Diego back into the ring, then hits a hanging clothesline. Mizdow tags in and nails Diego in the gut. Diego avoids a clothesline and trips Mizdow into the ropes. Miz and Fernando tag in. Fernando hits a couple of spinning back elbows, then nails a flapjack onto the top buckle. Fernando goes up top and hits a somersault plancha for 2 as Mizdow breaks it up. Diego comes in and launches Mizdow to the floor before Miz knocks him out as well. In the ring, Fernando goes for a backcracker, but Miz blocks it. He applies the figure-4 as Mizdow does the same to Diego on the floor. Fernando taps.


We get another promo from the Dust Brothers. They’re joined by Bo Dallas. He says he’s here in the peace. Mark Henry and the Usos don’t stand a chance against them tonight. The Dust Brothers may have the cosmic key, but all they have to do is Bolieve! Goldust calls him a weirdo.

The two lock up, and Lee breaks it with an arm wringer. Fox hits a forearm, and Lee comes back with a spinning headscissors. Fox knocks her down, but Lee quickly comes back with a guillotine. Fox breaks it by ramming Lee into the corner, then hits a northern lights suplex for 2 before applying a rear chinlock. Fox clubs Lee with a foream, then hits a bodyslam. She chokes Lee over the middle rope as Paige is screaming. In the corner, Lee comes back with a pair of knees, then hits a mule kick. Paige causes a distraction, allowing Fox to nail her. She goes for another bodyslam, but Lee slides out, shoves Fox into Paige (who is on the apron), then quickly schoolgirls her for 3.


We get another Wyatt Family video, and this time, it’s geared towards all three guys going solo.

We get a sit-down interview with Michael Cole and the Big Show. Show apparently asked for this interview, wanting to address what happened on RAW. Cole points out Rusev attacked a “uniformed soldier”, otherwise known as a local independent wrestler, and we then see the video. Back to Show, he says Rusev despises everything that represents the US. He tried to pull down Old Glory, and that led to the soldier crossing the line and entering the ring, standing up for what he believes in. The flag represents freedom, and that soldier defends the flag every day. Rusev took a cheap shot. The soldier got into the ring and was quickly detained by security, and Rusev nailed him anyway. We learn the soldier is okay and has a sense of humor, but Rusev still could have handled it better. Cole points out Show tore down the Russian flag a couple weeks ago, and asks him to compare the two incidents. Show says he was wrong and has apologized several times. He has Russian friends and has apologized to them. He didn’t mean to disrespect Russia; he wanted to disrespect Rusev and Lana. He was in the moment, and it was the wrong thing to do. He’s apologized for that. Rusev is a completely different story. Cole says Show has a big passion for the Armed Forces. Show calls it a great honor to visit the troops overseas. He’s met all kinds of famous people, and those aren’t his heroes; his heroes are the troops. He talks about the “Tribute to the Troops” tapings, then tells a story about meeting a 2-star general in 2003 who was so thankful Show visited him that he cried. Show calls it humbling. They go to boost morale, and Show’s morale gets boosted instead. It’s a unique experience to be a WWE star and have that effect on your heroes. Cole asks Show about Hulk Hogan, who talked about the match with Rusev on the WWE Network. We cut to that promo, and it’s typical Hogan in every way. Back to Show and Cole, Cole asks if Show can keep his emotions in check Sunday and do something no one else has done, that being get Rusev to submit or pin him. Show says he absolutely cannot and will not keep his emotions in check at HIAC. To answer the second part, he will knock Rusev’s ass out and pin him 1-2-3.

Cesaro goes for a side headlock, and Ziggler counters into a waistlock takedown. The two continue reversing each other until they get a rope break. Cesaro gets in a cheap shot with a kneelift, then goes for a monkey flip. Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a hiptoss. Cesaro blocks the Show-Off Elbow, and Ziggler covers him for 1. These two trade numerous pinfall attempts, each only getting 1. Cesaro misses a clothesline, and Ziggler nails a dropkick for 2. Cesaro reverses a corner whip, sending Ziggler into the ring post and tumbling to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Cesaro has Ziggler in a modified top wristlock. Ziggler breaks free, but Cesaro locks in a sleeper. Ziggler tries to fight out, so Cesaro yanks him down by the tights. Ziggler gets back to his feet and punches his way out, then ducks a clothesline before Cesaro reapplies the sleeper. Ziggler escapes and applies one of his own. Cesaro escapes, but Ziggler quickly jumps on his back and applies a scissored sleeper. Cesaro breaks it with a ram into the corner. Ziggler comes back with a back elbow, ducks a clothesline, hits a pair of his own, followed by a corner splash and a neckbreaker. Ziggler nails the Show-Off Elbow for 2. He goes for the rocker dropper, but Cesaro catches him. He goes for a powerbomb, and Ziggler tries to counter with a hurricanrana. Cesaro holds on, lifts him back up, and Ziggler rolls through into a sunset flip for 2. He ducks another clothesline and hits a satellite into another scissored sleeper. Cesaro breaks it by falling into the corner again, but Ziggler keeps the bodyscissors locked on. Cesaro flips him around to the front and powers him up into a suplex for 2. Ziggler hits a back elbow and goes for a leaping DDT, but Cesaro spins him into an inverted sidewinder for 2. Ziggler comes back with a quick schoolboy for 2, and Cesaro responds by nailing a big boot for 2. He hits a tigerbomb for another 2, and now Cesaro is getting frustrated. Cesaro grabs Ziggler by the foot, and sets up the Cesaro Swing. Ziggler counters into a small package for 2. Back up, Ziggler goes for the superkick. Cesaro blocks and goes for the European uppercut. Ziggler spins out and nails the Zig-Zag for 3.


Brie starts with Cameron, and Cameron immediately goes into a hair yank. Brie hits a back elbow, a couple of kneelifts, then gets clotheslined off a that stupid leg flip move that has never done anything for anyone, ever. Rae tags in, hits a foot-choke in the corner and lands a clothesline for 2. Brie gets ent to the corner, where she blocks a charge. She fights Cameron and Nikki off in the corner, but then gets about the weakest kick in the history of kicks from Rae off the ropes. Rae hits both Nattie and Naomi, then gets hit with a dropsh*t. On the outside. Cameron yanks Naomi to the floor. Back in the ring, Rae hits a roundhouse before tagging in Nikki. Nikki picks Brie up and hits her with the Shock Treatment for 3.


Nikki grabs a mic and says Brie’s life after Sunday will be hell when Brie is forced to become her personal assistant. She says she’ll be the wicked stepsister and Brie will become, and I’m quoting, “Cinderbella”.

Henry goes after Dallas, but Dallas drops to the floor. He comes back in and immediately tags out to Stardust. Jey tags in, and Stardust beats him down before running into a hiptoss. He hits a diving headbutt before tagging in Jimmy. Jimmy gets nailed as Goldust tags in. Jimmy reverses a corner whip and backdrops Goldust to the floor. Stardust comes in, and he takes a double clothesline to the floor. Dallas tries to sneak in, but Henry chases him off once more. Commercials.

Back from the break, Stardust nails Jimmy with a clothesline. Goldust tags in and drops a pair of elbows for 2. He applies a rear chinlock now, but Jimmy fights his way out. Goldust shoves him to the corner, where he nails Goldust’s partners. Goldust blocks a kick, but Jimmy turns it into a reverse Dragon Whip. Henry and Dallas tag in, and Henry cleans house. He goes for for WSS on Stardust, but Stardust escapes, only to turn around into a superkick by Jey. One of the Usos takes out Goldust on the outside. On the apron, Stardust yanks the other one down by the foot, whipping him onto his back. In the ring, Henry throws Dallas into the corner. On the other side, Stardust tries a dive on Henry. Henry sees it coming, catches him and hits the World’s Strongest Slam. Dallas sneaks up behind Henry, hits the Running Bo-Dog and gets 3.


Remember when Mark Henry was the World Champion?

Renee Young is with Dolph Ziggler. She congratulates him on his victory earlier. Ziggler starts to pander to the crowd, but is interrupted by Cesaro. Cesaro calls him lucky, then says the IC title is the most prestigious title in the company and it belongs to him. He then challenges Ziggler to a Best-of-3-Falls Match for the title at HIAC, and Ziggler accepts. Cesaro says he’s going to show Ziggler up. Ziggler says it’s too bad he’s too damn good.

Seth Rollins comes down to the ring, flanked by Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. I’m starting to wonder if these two are getting back into the ring at some point. The camera shows the ring contains chairs, as well as tables covered in weapons. Rollins says Dean Ambrose came out on RAW and thought he was the only one with a bag of tricks. As usual, Rollins is one step ahead of him. He taught Ambrose everything he knows. Ambrose can call him a sellout until he’s blue in the face, and the same goes for the fans, but the truth is, he bought into a concept that is foreign to everyone one of the fans. That concept is winning. He is a winner, and this Sunday, he’s going to win. He may never have participated in HIAC, but he’s a student of the game. He understands there’s only one rule in HIAC, and that is that there are no rules. So, without further ado, he wants to give us a preview of what he’ll do to Ambrose on Sunday. He grabs some handcuffs and says Ambrose pops out of unexpected places, so maybe he’ll use these cuffs to bind Ambrose to the cell so he can see Ambrose’s face when he realizes he’s got nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. Rollins grabs a screwdriver and says he’ll use it to deflate Ambrose’s ego, proving he’s been a “screw-up” all along. A pipe is next. Ambrose says he’s indestructible. Nobody is indestructible, and Rollins will use that pipe to beat Ambrose into a pulp. He then grabs a folding chair and asks if Ambrose remembers how this felt. He decimated Ambrose with a chair and proved that he was the leader and backbone of the Shield. They can do all of this, or they can settle everything right here, right now. Rollins likes that idea and says he’s calling Ambrose out right now. He’s out in the ring by himself, taunting Ambrose. He calls Ambrose all talk, and he’s always been that way. Maybe he learned something. He doesn’t want to come out because he’s afraid. If he were Ambrose, he wouldn’t want what happened on RAW to happen again tonight. For Rollins, the future is a bright place. But for Ambrose, it is what it has always been: a long ride straight to hell. Rollins points to the TitanTron, and we video from this past Monday on RAW, where Rollins laid everyone out inside the cell and climbed on top. Back to the arena, Ambrose has appeared out of nowhere. He beats Rollins with a kendo stick, then throws him into Mercury and Noble. He continues the attack before they go after him. Ambrose fights them off, but Rollins nails him with a quick clothesline. They get back in the ring and try to hold Ambrose back as Rollins sets up a table. He fights them off as Rollins flees. Noble gets a rebound clothesline, while Mercuary receives a double-arm DDT (which is now apparently Dirty Deeds, at least according to Tom Phillips). As Rollins watches from the stag, Ambrose lays Mercury out on the table and puts him through it with a flying elbow. The crowd chants “One more time”, so Ambrose sets up the other table, nails Noble, sets him on it, then puts him through it with another flying elbow. Rollins starts to come back down to the ring, but changes his mind.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and October 17 Recap

October 19, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s episode opens up with Seth Rollins coming down to the ring. He mocks the “You sold out” chant from the crowd, then says when you’re young and naive, things like integrity and honor mean the world to you. But honor doesn’t pay the bills. If any of the cowards in the crowd had any guts, they’d sell out their mothers, dads, dogs, grandparents, brothers, best friends, anyone and everything. You’d sell you soul to be anything like Rollins. The major fault in that logic is that you’ll never be like him. You won’t look or talk like him, or be as successful. Why? You won’t realize what he understands: selling out is the best thing you can do in your life. He’s better than he’s ever been. He’s Mr. MITB, and he’s the future of WWE. That brings him to him to Dean Ambrose inside HIAC. He’s only going to say this once: Ambrose, you do not belong at HIAC; you belong in a straight jacket. You may walk into HIAC, but he guarantees you will be carried out. When he’s finished with Ambrose, Ambrose will be left in a pile of rubble, nothing more than a hot, sweaty, smelly mess. Yeah, he sold out. He sold Ambrose out, but at HIAC, he’ll put Ambrose out.

Dolph Ziggler comes out and says the reaction from the crowd is the sound people make when they want to see someone. Rollins wouldn’t know anything about that, since Ambrose isn’t out there. When you sell out, you get the money and fame. But there’s one thing more important than that that’s priceless, and that’s self-respect. Rollins says no one cares about respect. Did respect do anything for Ziggler when Rollins curb-stomped him? Respect won’t save him tonight, and neither will showing off. Ziggler drops his mic and nails Rollins with a dropkick.

Ziggler ducks a clothesline, hits a back-body drop, then clotheslines Rollins to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins has taken control and is pounding Ziggler with rights. He hits a quick suplex for 2, then applies a rear chinlock before turning it into a cobra clutch. Ziggler fights his way out, throws Rollins off, but then runs into a complete shot into the second buckle for 2. Rollins drags Ziggler back to the middle of the ring and stomps him in the gut before stomping on his hand. He does it once more, then fish-hooks Ziggler. He hits a knee to the gut, then drops Ziggler into the middle rope, paintbrushing the back of his head in the process. Back up, Ziggler blocks an Irish whip, then tosses Rollins to the floor. Rollins is acting like he hurt his knee, and Ziggler blindsides him at ringside. Back in, Ziggler goes for a corner figure-4, but Rollins pulls his legs in, sending Ziggler’s face into the post. Rollins rolls Ziggler in, then climbs up to the top. Ziggler meets him up top and hits a super facebuster for 2. Commercials.

Back once more, Rollins misses a splash in the corner. Ziggler ducks a clothesline, hits one of his own, nails a corner splash into some mounted punches, then ends the series with a neckbreaker. The Show-Off Elbow connects for 1, and Rollins rolls to the apron. He hits Ziggler with a surprise hotshot, then goes up top. Ziggler meets him, but Rollins fights him off this time, then goes for a sunset flip powerbomb. Ziggler holds on and turns it into a leaping DDT for 2. Ziggler gets up first and goes for the Zig-Zag. Rollins holds onto the ropes to block the move, sending Ziggler onto his face. Rollins goes for the curb stomp, and Ziggler sees it coming. He avoids the move and goes for the rocker dropper. Rollins catches him, but Ziggler turns it into a sunset flip for 2. Rollins grabs him, powers him up and powerbombs him into the buckles before hitting the curb stomp for 3.


Dean Ambrose comes down to the ring, his HIAC contract in-hand. He gets into the ring, and Rollins drops down to the floor. Ambrose asks why he’s running, as Ambrose is just here to talk. He’s finally got what he wants, and that’s Rollins in HIAC. He’s going to make the most of it by ripping Rollins’ face off and sticking his boot where the sun don’t shine. What happens next…he can’t even say on this show.

Corporate Kane is out next, and he says it’s true Ambrose/Rollins inside HIAC will happen at the PPV, but Kane doesn’t have a match. That has him feeling aggressive. He likes hurting people. The shrieks of terror help him sleep at night. He’d very much like to hear Ambrose scream tonight in the main event when Ambrose faces Kane himself.

Paige is on commentary for the next match, flanked by Alicia Fox.

We get an inset promo from Lee, saying she doesn’t have any friends or get along with the other divas, but she has the best friend in the world with the Divas title. No one will keep them apart, and no one can have her (the belt) but Lee.

The bell rings, and Lee applies a hammerlock. Layla breaks it, then runs into a back elbow. Lee nails Layla in the corner, then hits a reverse roundhouse for 2. A spinning mule kick connects, as does a neckbreaker. Lee holds on and hits a second neckbreaker for 2. Layla misses the Bombshell, but nails a kick to the gut. In the corner, Layla looks for the Tarantula, apparently forgets how to put it on, then tosses Lee to the floor with a headscissors. Lee breaks it by countering into a pin for 2. She then fights out of a side headlock and sends Layla to the corner. Layla hits a pair boots out of the corner, but misses with the LOL. Lee locks in the Black Widow and gets the submission win.


Fox hits the ring, and Lee immediately tackles her. Paige runs into the ring and drops Lee with a side kick before hitting the Ram-Paige. She then starts skipping around the ring with the Divas title over her head.

Corporate Kane is in his office when he’s approached by Seth Rollins. Rollins says he wants Kane to have fun tonight, but he wants Kane to leave him a little piece of Dean Ambrose. Kane says Rollins has never been inside HIAC, nor has Ambrose. Both of them are facing a first-time apocalypse, and frankly, neither one of them understand the punishment that is involved in this kind of match. Rollins has his shot at Ambrose soon enough, and he along with Kane and Randy Orton will get their chance to do some damage to Ambrose and John Cena in their 3-on-2 Handicap Street Fight on RAW this coming Monday. As for tonight, Rollins needs to pay attention to what Kane does in the ring. Rollins might learn something. He knows Ambrose will.

We learn the Miz will get yet another needless championship match at the HIAC PPV, this time against Sheamus for the US title.

Renee Young is here for her weekly oxygen suck. She’s with Sheamus and the Usos, and wants to talk to them about their 6-man against the Miz, and Gold & Stardust tonight. Sheamus recalls what happened on “MizTV” on Main Event, then says Miz is clever. Damien Mizdow has helped him beat Sheamus twice. The Usos make a Twins joke that most of the crowd probably don’t get, then talks about sweeping floors (?).

Another video for Erick Rowan.

We get an inset promo from the tag champs. I’m not recapping it. Miz starts, then immediately tags out to Goldust as Sheamus starts for his team. These two lock up before Goldust hits a shoulder off the ropes. Goldust taunts Sheamus, and Sheamus responds with a side headlock before hitting a shoulder of his own. The two crisscross and Goldust blocks a hiptoss. However, a second attempt is successful, and now Stardust is in. He misses a clothesline and gets dropped with a back elbow. An Uso tags in and hits an elbow off the top. This is Jey. He hits an uppercut for 1, then tags in JImmy, with the Usos hitting a pair of double elbows for 2. Stardust comes back with a kneelift and tags in Miz, who is still wearing his sunglasses. He stomps JImmy down, takes off his glasses, then goes for an Irish whip. Jimmy counters and hits a kitchen sink. Jimmy ducks a clothesline and hits a bodyslam as Mizdow is selling better than Miz on the outside. Jimmy hits a low clothesline for 2 then sends Miz to the floor as Jey makes a blind tag. Jey hits a dropkick through the ropes, then mocks Mizdow, who is also selling the move. I love that. Jey rolls Miz into the ring and goes up top. Goldust tries to interfere, so Jey hits him with a big flying chop. When he turns around, Miz drops him with a big boot. Commercials.

Back from the break, Goldust has Jey in a rear chinlock. Jey fights out, but then gets hit with a spinebuster for 2. Stardust in, and he stomps Jey down before clubbing him across the back of the head. Miz gets in a cheap shot from the apron, and Sheamus chases both him and Mizdow up the ramp. Jey uses the distraction to sneak in a quick schoolboy for 2, but Stardust responds with a clothesline. Goldust tags in and hits a kick to the ribs, followed by a right. Jey hits a right of his own, and Goldust responds with a boot to the side of the head for 2. He picks Jey up, and Jey hits a few gut shots. Goldust drops down for an uppercut, then knocks Jimmy off the apron. He turns around into a Samoan drop by Jey, who then makes the tag to Sheamus. Stardust also tags in, and Sheamus cleans house. He nails Stardust with a running kneelift, then hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Miz comes in, misses a clothesline and gets clotheslined to the floor (and Mizdow is still selling! How do you not love his contribution to the gimmick?). Jimmy takes down both Miz and Mizdow with a suicide dive, and Sheamus pulls Miz up to the apron for the 10 Beats. Stardust charges in, so Sheamus grabs him by the head and throws him into Miz, who hits the announce desk. Sheamus goes for White Noise on Stardust, who makes a blind tag to Goldust. Sheamus drops Stardust and goes for the Brogue Kick. Sheamus ducks and Goldust snaps off a powerslam for 2 as Jey breaks it up. Stardust attacks Jey and drops him with a falling inverted DDT. When he gets up, Jimmy puts him down with a superkick. Goldust blocks another kick attempt, spins Jimmy and gets hit with a reverse Dragon Whip. Goldust is back up, and Sheamus puts him down for the final time with a Brogue Kick, getting 3.


The Big Show is out as we get a recap of his feud with Rusev. He’s got a few things to share with the audience tonight. He’s what you call a giant, and he kind of sticks out in a crowd. Growing up as a kid, he was 6’2″ and 220 lbs. at 12 years old. When you’re that big as a kid, responsibility is thrust upon your shoulders. People expect you to act older, do things better and adapt. That’s why he’s accepting the responsibility of pinning Rusev at HIAC. He’s beaten Rusev, but he hasn’t pinned him. He’s knocked Rusev out twice, and third time’s a charm. On RAW, his best friend Mark Henry got a little emotional, and the match with Rusev ended in a DQ. He’d like to talk to Henry man-to-man about that right now.

Henry comes out and Show makes some jokes about his hygiene. He then tells a story about how, a couple years ago, they were traveling from a show together, it was late, and the only thing open for food was a Waffle House. Show starts listing off some food, then says the parking lot was full. Someone cut them off and took the last spot. Henry and Show are both hungry, it’s late, they’re grumpy…so they flipped the guy’s car over onto its roof. Then they had to go to the gas station and eat sandwiches. They ran, since they would otherwise get in trouble. Show and Henry are family, and Show’s heart was with Henry when he was fighting Rusev. Henry took that weight on his shoulders, and Show gave him some space to do things on his own. Show needs Henry to do the same thing for him now. He needs to knock out Rusev and pin him 1-2-3. Henry says Show is right about a few things. He had his shot against Rusev, and Rusev isn’t human. Show says he’s going to do some things Henry couldn’t do, and that’s a hard pill to swallow. It made Henry a bit angry, but man-to-man, if Show wants Henry to get out of his business, that’s what he’ll do. The two high-five.

That’s when Rusev comes out, followed by Lana. Lana calls them pathetic, saying they’re the Good Year blimps of WWE: all blown up, full of gas and very slow. Rusev screams at them in Russian, then says after he beats Show, the fans will turn on Show. He will let them down, just like Henry did. After Show loses to him, he’ll disgrace himself and his stupid USA. Rusev would like that. He will crush Show. Show screams at Rusev and makes fun of accent. Rusev can’t crush his spine, since it’s American-made. At HIAC, he’s going to chokeslam Rusev, knock his glass jaw off his face, then pin him 1-2-3.

Bella picks Naomi up, backs her into the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts before tossing Naomi across the ring with a hair-mare. Bella stomps Naomi in the corner as we see Brie Bella watching on a monitor in the back. Back in the ring, Bella gets 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Naomi breaks the hold with her ass, then hits an armdrag. She hits a pair of dropkicks, a flipping clothesline and a seated dropkick. Naomi nails a forearm, ducks a clothesline and hits the Rear View for 2 as Bella gets her foot on the bottom rope. Bella rolls to the apron, where she hits a hotshot. Back in the ring, Bella picks Naomi up and hits her version of the Shock Treatment for 3.


We get a video for Bray Wyatt.

Renee Young is with Dean Ambrose. She mentions his match with Kane tonight, then asks what’s going through his head. Ambrose says that, until he was so rudely interrupted by Kane earlier, he was explaining to Seth Rollins what was going through his head, that being ripping Rollin’s face off. Rollins thinks he’s prepared for Ambrose, but you can’t prepare for the unknown. Once that cell door locks, and it’s just the two of them, even Ambrose doesn’t know what he’ll do. Kane says he’s aggressive and wants to hear Ambrose scream in pain. Kane has starred in one too many horror flicks. This isn’t Hollywood; this is Birmingham, AL. Let’s make Kane’s next movie an action-adventure flick. Yippee-kai-yay.

Rollins goes into a waistlock, and Kane quickly breaks free before hitting an uppercut. Kane hits a boot and goes for a bodyslam, but Ambrose escapes and rolls to the floor in front of Ambrose. Kane chases after him, and Ambrose immediately slides back into the ring. He taunts Kane back in, ducks a clothesline and tees off on Kane in the corner. Kane grabs him by the neck and throws him to the corner before nailing a series of rights. Ambrose ducks a shot, hits a few of his own and lands a seated dropkick against the ropes before clotheslining Kane to the floor. He begs Rollins to come into the ring, and low-bridges an incoming Kane in the process. Ambrose nails him with a slingshot plancha on the floor, then stomps him down as Kane rolls back into the ring. In the corner, Ambrose hits a few boots and goes for a whip. Kane reverses and runs into a boot. Ambrose goes for a tornado DDT, but Kane throws him off and hits a big boot. Ambrose gets tossed to the floor, and Kane rams him into the barricade, then the apron, then the barricade again, then the apron once more. He whips Ambrose’s left arm into the steps a couple of times. Back in the ring, Kane steps on Ambrose in the corner, then works over his left arm in the ropes before snapping him down to the mat for 2. Kane continues to work on the left arm until Ambrose bites Kane’s fingers. Kane tosses him to the floor once again, then tries to slam him into the steps. Ambrose blocks and slams Kane into them before dropkicking him into them. Back in the ring, Ambrose hits a suicide dive. He rolls Kane in, goes up top and hits a seated missile dropkick. Ambrose nails a corner forearm, then hits a bulldog for 2. Ambrose sets up the double-arm DDT, but Rollins causes a distraction. Ambrose nails him on the apron, then goes for a cross-body on Kane. Kane catches him and looks for a powerslam. Ambrose escapes and goes for a rebound clothesline, but Rollins grabs him by the neck and pulls him to the floor, leading to the DQ.


Rollins attacks Ambrose at ringside, then rolls him back into the ring to Kane. Kane stomps Ambrose down as Rollins joins him in the ring. Rollins tells Kane to go for a chair, then powerbombs Ambrose into the buckles. Kane slides a chair into the ring, and Rollins sets up the curb stomp. Ambrose sidesteps it, sending Rollins back-first onto the chair. He knocks Kane off the apron, grabs the chair and begins stalking Rollins. Kane is back in, and he goozles Ambrose. Ambrose breaks free and assaults Kane with the chair until he rolls to the floor.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown 15 Results & October 10 Recap

October 12, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

Tonight is the 15th anniversary of SmackDown. The show opens with some clips over the past 15 years.

The first-ever SmackDown GM and co-head of the Authority, Stephanie McMahon makes her way down to the ring. She welcomes the crowd to the show, then asks who remembers the star who coined the phrase “SmackDown”. She points out that it was the Rock, then points out he lost to Triple H on the first episode. As the first-ever GM of this show, she gets to share many moments with the people tonight. The people represent something…

John Laurinaitis of all people interrupts this segment. A “People Power” chant starts. He reintroduces himself, and he thought who better to help celebrate than the man who created the greatest movement ever in WWE history, “People Power”. He’s been doing a lot of research on the WWE Network, he’s learned a lot and has a lot of matches to make. For example…

Teddy Long now joins the festivities to, admittedly, a huge pop. JBL starts dancing at ringside before running over to shake Long’s hand. We get a “Teddy” chant. He says he was the GM of the show for 6 years, and he’ll be damned if he’ll let Laurinaitis take it away again. Laurinaitis says he was better than Long then, and now. He and Steph aren’t feeling Long, but Laurinaitis is going to give the fans what they want tonight, and that’s a tag team match. Tonight, Damien Mizdow and Cesaro will face Sheamus and Jack Swagger. Can you feel that? Long says he’d make it a 6-man match, adding Bo Dallas and Mark Henry to the respective teams. Laurinaitis makes it a 10-man, adding Gold & Stardust, and the Usos. Long says that, since this is the 15th anniversary of SmackDown, he’s going to propose something that has never been done a before, that being a 15-man tag team match. Laurinaitis says that can’t be done. Long adds Mini-Gator and Slater Gator to the heel team, while adding Los Matadores, El Torito and Tito Santana to the face team. Steph says Tito isn’t here, but she likes the idea. Long says each team will have 7 1/2 men, so it works. Steph says these two are always in competition, so she’s going to steal an idea from WM 28, making it Team Teddy vs. Team Johnny. The two pick their teams, and the winner goes down as the greatest GM in SmackDown history.

Moving on, she points out that the match on RAW was made for John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose at HIAC, with the winner facing Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell Match the same night. So tonight, Miz will host a face-to-face with both Ambrose and Cena.

Adam Rose and the Exotic Express make their way out. I thought WWE had given up on this asshat? JBL points out he’s undefeated, which is the sad, pathetic truth. He says it’s time to party to honor 15 years of the show, but what’s a party without himself? He then tells Steph don’t be a lemon; be a Rosebud. Steph says it is indeed party time, and Rose should be in action, so up next, it will be Rose vs. Kane. She asks for the sound guy to hit Rose’s music, then starts mocking his dancing. Long starts dancing as well. Laurinaitis also starts to dance.

We get a video of the aforementioned Rock/Triple H match from the first episode.

Kane comes out and says he’s not a cheeseburger, a bunny, a lemon and certainly not a Rosebud. From time to time, he’s a demon. But tonight, he’s a party pooper.

Rose skips around the ring after avoiding a lock-up. He hits a kick, ducks an elbow, ducks a clothesline and goes for a cross-body. Kane catches him and goes for a powerslam, but Rose turns it into a sleeper. Kane breaks it by backing into the corner. Rose boots him out of the corner and goes up top. Kane nails him with an uppercut in mid-air, then hits the chokeslam for 3.


The Exotic Express all hit the ring to check on Rose, and Kane goes back in. He nails several of them until only the Bunny is left standing. Another Rosebud enters the ring, and Kane drops him with a chokeslam. The same things happens to a second one. The Bunny falls down in the corner, so two more come in. Kane hits them with a double chokeslam as the Bunny flees to the back.

Another video, and this one is the debut of John Cena in 2002 against Kurt Angle.

Fox knocks down Lee as Paige is holding onto the Divas title outside. Fox throws Lee to the corner, then hits a northern lights suplex for 2. Fox applies a rear chinlock, but Lee elbows out. Fox hits her with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2, then goes for a standard one. Lee counters it into the Black Widow, and Fox taps out.


Paige attacks Lee from behind after the match. Lee comes back with a pair of roundhouses for Paige and Fox, then throws Fox into Paige.

Video #3: A collection of high-risk moves and big spots over the years.

Rollins goes on the attack, backing Kofi to the corner and stomping him down. Rollins kicks him to the floor, then hurls him into the barricade twice. Rollins breaks the count, then hotshots Kofi onto the ring apron. Back in the ring, Rollins nails a clothesline before grinding his forearm into Kofi’s head. Rollins hits a crossface punch, then a few more punches in the corner. Rollins stomps him down once more. He beals Kofi across the ring before raking at his face through the ropes. Kofi comes back with a quick small package for 2, then hits a pair of knees out of the corner. He connects with a clothesline, a back-chop and a dropkick. Rollins ducks a jumping clothesline and hits the Sling Blade. He pounds away at Kofi, then powerbombs him into the buckles. Rollins does it once more, then hits the curb stomp for 3.


We see the video of Bray Wyatt releasing Luke Harper from the Wyatt Family.

Video #4: Edge and Jack Swagger cashing in their MITB cases.

Ziggler avoids a charge in the corner and hits a few week body blows. Rusev shakes them off and kicks Ziggler down. He stomps Ziggler, then stands on his face before applying a head-and-arm. Ziggler elbows out, then hits a dropkick. He misses a corner splash and goes flying to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Ziggler nails some rights and goes for a cross-body. Rusev catches him, sets him on the top rope, hits a few kneelifts and then hits a high fall-away slam. He locks Ziggler in a front chancery and pulls him down into a guillotine choke. Ziggler hits a few punches to break the hold. Rusev comes back by standing on Ziggler’s face. Ziggler comes back with a jawbreaker, nails some more rights, ducks a clothesline and hits another dropkick. He mounts the middle rope for some punches, and Rusev shoves him off. Ziggler avoids a kick and goes for the leaping DDT. Rusev powers through and goes for the fall-away again. Ziggler lands on his feet, avoids a corner splash and nails the rocker dropper for 1. Rusev blocks a superkick and flips Ziggler over. Ziggler lands on his feet, but gets put down immediately with a jumping side kick. Rusev locks in the Accolade and gets the submission win.


Lana says Philadelphia (where the taping is taking place tonight) is the birthplace of America, which is why this country never had a chance to succeed. On RAW, they encountered an all-American, the Rock. Rock is a coward. Lana then loses her sh*t in Russian before handing the mic to Rusev. He says “The Rock will pay for the consequences”. Big Show, you garbage American, you’ll pay for this, too. He challenges Show to a match on RAW this coming Monday, then says Show will be crushed.

Video #5: The highly underrated supermarket brawl between Booker T and Steve Austin.

Lilian Garcia welcomes former SmackDown GM Booker T into the arena. He’ll be on commentary for the next match.

Video #6: Steve Austin tortures the Corporation and DX, then blows up the DX Express.

Swagger’s got a nasty black eye. Fernando and Goldust start, and Goldust shoves Fernando before throwing him across the ring. Goldust nails a couple punches in the corner, and Fernando comes back with chops. Goldust calls for a test of strength, then slugs Fernando. Fernando comes back with an elbow out of the corner, then hits a hurricanrana from the middle, sending Goldust to the floor. Stardust hits the ring, and Fernando throws him to the corner. Diego takes him down with a spinning headscissors from the apron, sending him to the corner. Slater comes in and eats a double dropkick. Both teams hit the ring, but the ref restores order before a brawl can break out. Commercials.

Back from the break, one of the Usos and Titus are the legal men, with the Uso beating on Titus in the corner. Titus comes back with a big punch and tags in Goldust. Goldust hits a few strikes and tags in Slater. Slater clubs the Uso down, then tags in Stardust. Stardust hits a headbutt, but it’s no good. Uso comes back with shots of his own, then tags in the other Uso. I learn this is Jey. Jey hits a series of chops in the corner, then whips him across the ring. Stardust backdrops Jey to the outside, where Jey lands on his feet. He nails Stardust, then nails an incoming Goldust as well. The distraction is enough for Stardust to hit the Disaster Kick, sending Jey to the floor. Stardust heads outside and throws Jey into the barricade, then rolls him back in. Goldust tags in and hits a few kneedrops. Jey is thrown into the corner, and Gator tags in, hitting a low avalanche. Slater tags in, stomps Jey and tags in Mizdow. Mizdow hits a bodyslam and a jumping kneedrop for 2. Jey gets back to his feet, but Mizdow grinds him back down. Titus tags in and boots Jey to a chorus of boos (the crowd wanted more Mizdow). Titus picks Jey up on his shoulder and drops down for a backbreaker. He stomps Jey in the corner, then clubs him down as a “Damien Mizdow” chant breaks out. Jey hits a boot out of the corner. Cesaro tags in and hits the deadlift gutwrench suplex. Commercials.

Back from the break, Slater is legal, and Jey is nailing him with rights. He goes for a tag, but Slater pulls him back. He spins Jey around, Jey continues to spin and blasts Slater with a kick. Cesaro makes the tag, walks over Jey and knocks Henry to the floor. He turns around into a back-body drop by Jey, who tags in Sheamus. Sheamus attacks everyone on the heel team, then rams Cesaro with a shoulder thrust before knocking him to the apron with a running kneelift. He goes for the 10 Beats, but only gets a few in before Stardust interferes. Sheamus blocks an attack and ties him up for the 10 Beats instead. Slater tries the same thing and receives the same fate as Sheamus trades off between all three. Cesaro hits a hotshot, but then gets hit with White Noise for 2 as Mizdow breaks it up. Swagger enters the ring and drops him with an elevated belly-to-belly. Slater in, and he hits a Harlem Side Kick, pleasing Booker T in the process. Titus comes in and clotheslines Swagger to the floor. Los Matadores go for a double-team, but Slater Gator see it coming. However, they don’t see the Usos on the outside, who trip Slator Gator and drag them to the floor. The Usos hold the ropes open, allowing Los Matadores to hit a pair of suicide dives. Gold & Stardust get backdropped to the outside, and now the Usos hit a pair of suicide dives on the entire other team, including Laurinaitis. Gator is in the ring, and Torito sends him outside with a dropkick. He goes for a suicide dive, but Dallas intercepts him and avalanche powerbombs him to the floor outside on the other wrestlers. Henry comes in and goes for the WSS, but Dallas escapes and low-bridges Henry to the floor. Sheamus in, and he levels Dallas with a Brogue Kick. Cesaro comes in and hits the first Cesaro Swing in ages, hitting 15 revolutions until Jimmy drops him with a superkick. Stardust clotheslines Jimmy to the floor. Mizdow tags in to a huge pop and goes for the SKF. Sheamus breaks free by backing into the corner. He snapmares Mizdow off and hits the Brogue Kick. Jey tags himself in and hits the Samoan Splash for 3.


Much like the Luke Harper video earlier, we see a video package of Bray Wyatt releasing Erick Rowan from the Wyatt Family as well.

The Miz is in the ring for MizTV. He blathers on to the delight of no one, then shows us what happened on RAW between Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and John Cena. Back to the arena, Miz announces that Cena/Ambrose will be a Contract-on-a-Pole Match. Why? Why? Why?

Miz finally gets to introducing his guests, bringing Ambrose out first, followed by Cena. Miz points out Ambrose embarrassed Cena on RAW, then asks why. Ambrose says Cena needs to know that no one crosses Ambrose. He lives by a code that he doesn’t take crap from anyone. If you do him wrong, he’ll make you pay for it. Rollins crossed him, and he can’t live with himself until he sets it right. Rollins in HIAC belongs to him, and Cena is coming dangerously close to stealing that from him. Nobody steals from him, no matter how high on the food chain you are. Cena says he’s impressed. He watches everything and listens to everything. Ever since Ambrose came to WWE, those behind the curtain have been worried about him. Ambrose is unstable, dangerous, loves the business and will not stop until he achieves success. Groups like the Authority waste resources to look for the next guy who has “it”. Ambrose proved he has “it” on RAW, but his definition of “it” is a bit different. He pulls a pair of baseballs out of his pocket and says this is what it takes to be a success in the business before saying Miz has no balls. Ambrose impressed him. It’s what everyone has wanted to see. The fans want to see someone with balls who isn’t afraid to stand up to Cena. At HIAC, Ambrose is going to make Cena earn a victory. They don’t see eye-to-eye, but Ambrose is looking into a mirror when he looks at Cena. They’re cut from the same cloth. There is a reason Cena can always come down to the ring with his head high, because he’s proved to everyone that, after 12 years, he’s got two things: balls and his word, and he breaks neither for nobody. Ambrose needs to bring his A-game, and he may not know Cena now, but after that match, he’ll know Cena’s name. Cena likes his chances. This is…a really terrible promo by Cena. Miz repeats what Cena just said, then starts kissing his ass. He asks if Ambrose really has a chance. Ambrose simply says, “Yep.” Miz asks how he’ll do it. Ambrose says he doesn’t think he’s going to do it; he knows he’ll do it. Miz then repeats Ambrose, calling him a rookie in the process. Cena tells him to shut up, then says he’ll see Ambrose at the PPV. Miz doesn’t like that response and starts egging Cena on. He wants to stir the pot and see a brawl. These two are ruining the show. A fight is what people want to see. Cena says Miz is right. People want to see Cena and Ambrose fight. However, Miz has it wrong. They don’t want to see Cena and Ambrose fight each other. Philadelphia wants to see them fight Miz. The two then club the hell out of Miz. Cena goes for the AA, but drops Miz and throws him into Ambrose, who drops Miz with a double-arm DDT. Cena then hits Ambrose with an AA as we see Seth Rollins watching this on a monitor in the back.

End of show.

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Five WWE SmackDown 15 Taping Takeaways

October 08, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

I attended the WWE SmackDown 15 taping in Philadelphia, PA this week with my niece (Hi Alyssa) and brother-in-law. Rather than give you the typical spoiler rundown of the results, I thought it would be more interesting to give you some quick takeaways from the big anniversary event.

One thing I should note before I get into the takeaways and news from Tuesday’s taping is that this was the first WWE live event I have attended in 15 years. Ironically the last event was a SmackDown taping in Trenton, NJ. Needless to say the presentation is entirely different as we are talking Attitude Era vs. PG era WWE. So with that in mind, here are my five takeaways from the big anniversary event.

So that was an anniversary show? – I have to admit I got pretty excited when news broke that the Tuesday taping was going to be presented as the 15th anniversary event. I look back at the big RAW milestone shows and they were always full of surprises and big matches. I expected the same Tuesday, especially with 15 years to celebrate. What I got instead was nothing more than an ordinary SmackDown show with some very minor surprise.

The “celebration” was disappointing. I expected much more. The biggest surprises were the returns of Teddy Long and John Laurinitus. That was it! Sure, you got The Rock in a tremendous taped segment with Triple H but that was the extent of it. Expenses were certainly mitigated here as the WWE didn’t even bring Hulk Hogan back for the event. I think I’ll temper expectations for future anniversary events.

Strange timing for a NHB Ladder Match at Hell in a Cell. – In case you missed it, a stipulation was added to the John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell. The match will not only be a No Holds Barred Match, but it will also be a ladder match as the winner must grab a contract to wrestle Seth Rollins which will hung above the ring. This screams of a lack of creativity from the WWE. It is very reminiscent of WCW and TNA when they’d just throw stipulation matches around with little reason or regard for future booking.

The stipulation would be fine if not for two important factors. The first factor being that it will take place on Hell in a Cell. Isn’t the HIAC enough to draw viewers to the $9.99 WWE Network? The second and most important factor is that the next special event is Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. Why in the world would you book this the month before you are trying to sell an entire show based on that very same concept? Overall it just seems like a case of poor planning to me.

Dolph Ziggler is a machine! – I walked into the show as Ziggler was wrestling Bo Dallas. I think we can all agree that Bo is nothing special in the ring. I am sure he is a nice guy but he isn’t what I’d call a Blue Chipper or standout. Yet Dolph made this kid look like a million bucks. Dolph worked like a maniac throughout the match, running and bumping like he was working the WrestleMania main-event. I have always been a fan but seeing him live gave me more of an appreciation for how talented he really is. I don’t know what this guy did to get on the boss’ wrong side but he deserves a lot more than what he has gotten the last year.

Why in the world is The Rock hanging out with Triple H? – I don’t want to spoil too much but The Rock taped a segment which will air on SmackDown in which he walks into Triple H’s dressing room to reminisce with the Game. The segment is one of the best I have seen on WWE television in months, and credit goes to both men for that. Rock and Triple H argue a bit about their past rivalry and then start pontificating about a future WrestleMania match. The segment ends with Stephanie walking back in the dressing room, calming them down, and then sending them both off to eat dinner together. In the words of Steve Austin, “What?”!

This goes back to a blog I wrote several weeks ago about the WWE wanting it both ways with Stephanie and Hunter. One minute they are the dastardly authority figures screwing with John Cena and Dean Ambrose and the very next night they are going to dinner with arguably the most popular star in the WWE. That makes zero sense to me! Additionally, why would a character like The Rock be going to dinner with the guy cheating the fans and screwing the heroes? As great as this segment was and it was tremendous it made zero sense to me.

Dean Ambrose is the future WrestleMania headliner, not Roman Reigns. – The WWE really have something with Dean Ambrose. As much as we all hate the idea of someone losing their spot due to injury, the timing of Roman Reigns’ injury is the opportunity that Ambrose needed. The fans in Philadelphia just loved him and he was far and away the most popular wrestler of the night.

I think it is becoming more evident by the week that it is Ambrose, not Reigns who should be the future of this company. He certainly isn’t the prototypical WWE superstar that Vince and Triple H would choose to be the face of their company. However, he has something that no other babyface has had in years. He is authentic and he is someone the fans can relate to. Even CM Punk as popular as he was in 2011 lacked the authenticity that Ambrose has. Quite frankly I never expected the jeans look to work for the guy but what it has done is make him something of a common man. There is a lot of Stone Cold Steve Austin in Dean Ambrose and that is something the company has not had in many years.

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WWE SmackDown Results and October 3 Recap

October 05, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

SmackDown opens with a rare John Cena appearance. Well, rare for SmackDown, anyway. Cena does pandering to Milwaukee, then says he’s ready for tonight. On Monday, he was looking to fight Seth Rollins, but wound up fighting Dean Ambrose. They were so focused on the Authority that the Authority kicked the crap out of them. Ambrose wants revenge for the curb stomp through the cinder blocks. At Summerslam, Cena was destroyed by Brock Lesnar at Summerslam, suffering the most lopsided defeat in WWE Championship history. Members of the WWE Universe, including Hall of Famers, told him it was time to call it quits. Hearing those words lit a fire under him. He wanted to take the fight with Lesnar, and he did it at NoC. He had Lesnar beat in that rematch, but Rollins took that away. He needed the win against Lesnar to prove that he’s not done, but that egomaniac saw opportunity. Rollins is an opportunist and claims he’s the future of WWE. So, he wants to give Rollins a chance to prove himself tonight. Anyone who says they’re the future of WWE has to go through him to prove it. Rollins can proves he’s good as he says he is. Cena doesn’t want the contract; he just wants to prove he hasn’t lost a step.

Instead of Rollins, we get Ambrose. He says he’s sorry to disappoint, but Cena’s not the only one with a problem with the Authority. He has a lot of issues, especially regarding Rollins. He plans to work out those issues, as he plans on making Rollins pay. Cena says he doesn’t want to do this with Ambrose. Ambrose says Cena is right; he doesn’t want to do this. Ambrose doesn’t want it either, but Rollins is his thing, and Cena got in his way. Cena tells Ambrose he has no idea what it’s like to face Lesnar. Cena does, he had him beat, and Rollins took it away. Ambrose says Cena lost one night. Ambrose nearly lost his career at the hands of Rollins, and he’s not going to let anyone else wipe the smug look off Rollins’ face, especially Cena. Cena tells him he’s got guts, and they shouldn’t waste their time on each other. The longer this goes on, the faster they get their asses kicked by the Authority. Cena calls for a truce and a handshake. Whoever gets to Rollins first gets to him, no hard feelings.

Ambrose starts to accept the handshake, but before that happens, Rollins, Corporate Kane and Randy Orton appear on the TitanTron. There’s a rumor Orton is going to turn face again soon. That thought makes my skin crawl. Anyway, Orton calls this his new favorite “bromance”. He speaks for all three of them when he says they’re happy Ambrose and Cena are working things out. They each needed a friend, and they deserve each other. Kane says Rollins told them what Ambrose used to say about Cena in the Shield. He called Cena an over-hyped action figure who couldn’t wrestle his way out of a box of cereal. Orton then says Cena used to call Ambrose a nutjob and a wannabe who thought he could get over by pretending to be crazy. Kane says they probably don’t care what each has said about the other in the past so, if they’ve mended fences, let’s put it to the test in a match against himself and Orton. Will they work as a team, or destroy each other? Kane knows where he’s placing his bets. He asks Rollins for some comments, and Rollins just seethes.

Apparently, this week is about rematches from last week and last Monday. Miz and Sheamus start with a lock-up. Sheamus backs Miz to the corner, missing a punch in the process. They lock up again, and Miz hits a kneelift, followed by some forearms and more knees. He backs Sheamus to the corner, where Sheamus blocks a kick and nails a running boot on the opposite side. Mizdow tags in and runs into a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for 1. Mizdow hits a kick, but then gets tossed to the apron. Miz charges in, and gets backdropped to the floor. Mizdow receives the 10 Beats until Miz yanks him down to the floor. Sheamus goes up top and takes them both out with a plancha off a Ziggler distraction. Commercials.

Back from the break, Miz and Sheamus are legal, with Miz hitting the Reality Check for 2. Mizdow tags in, and he drops an elbow before stomping Sheamus down. He pounds Sheamus’ head, then drags him to the apron for an elbow on the floor. Back in, Mizdow gets 1, then applies a front chancery. Miz in, and he nails a kick to the ribs before raking Sheamus’ face. Miz nails a left, then assaults Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus comes back with a clothesline, putting them both down. Mizdow and Ziggler tag in, and Ziggler hits a pair of clotheslines, a corner splash and a neckbreaker. He misses the rocker dropper, and Mizdow misses a roll-up. Ziggler hits the leaping DDT for 2 as Miz breaks it up. Sheamus tackles Miz to the floor, and Ziggler nails Mizdow with a dropkick. Outside, Sheamus launches Miz into the barricade, and Miz grabs a chair. He nails Sheamus in the gut, but the referee doesn’t see it, so the match continues. Back in the ring, Ziggler nails Miz with a superkick on the apron, and Mizdow uses the distraction to roll him up for 2. Ziggler hits a quick Zig-Zag and gets 3.


Sheamus grabs the chair from earlier and chases Miz out of the ring. He then turns to Mizdow and nails him in the back.

We get a video for Bray Wyatt “releasing” Luke Harper. Sounds like Harper’s in for a big push.

Apparently, WWE once again feels the need to bring Fox out of the mothballs to the delight of no one. The match starts with Paige nailing a boot to the gut, then applying a modified surfboard, right into a double chicken-wing. Naomi breaks it by backing into the corner, then hits a couple of dropsh*ts and a hurricanrana off the ropes. Naomi hits a cartwheel, into a headscissors, into a modified DDT. Okay, that was kind of a cool spot. Fox tries to pull Paige to the floor, so Naomi wipes her out with a suicide dive. Back on the apron, Naomi hits a kick. Paige comes back with one of her own, yanks Naomi into the ring and locks in the PTO for the quick submission win.


AJ Lee charges down to the ring. Paige bails, and Lee tackles Fox, nailing her with rights. She hits a roundhouse, then throws Fox to the floor as Paige is hiding behind JBL at ringside.

The Big Show comes down to the ring, and he’s decked out in a 3-piece suit. A “U-S-A” chant breaks out. Show says that, as human beings, we need to be held accountable for our actions. Sometimes, others hold us accountable for those actions. Ultimately, we need to rely on ourselves for that. With that being said, he’d like to address what happened on RAW. Maybe his sense of nationalistic pride got the better of him. However, his actions were maybe a bit overzealous in pulling down the Russian flag. He actually likes the majority of Russian people he’s met. What makes America great is it’s a melting pot for different people from different parts of the world. With that being said, when he went home from RAW, he started thinking. What if someone did that to the US? How would he feel if someone pulled down “Old Glory”? He’d be damn mad. He can’t take back his actions. But, what he can do as a WWE Superstar and an American is stand here in front of everyone and sincerely and humbly apologize to the Russian people he may have offended. It has to be done. There’s not one…

Rusev and Lana interrupt the apology. Lana says, “Double-double-E has publy apologized for your actions.” She tells Show this apology doesn’t appease them, and they demand a personal apology. Show says he has apologized to the Russian people he may have inadvertently disrespected. However, as far as these two are concerned, he disrespected both of them on purpose. Rusev tells Show he spit on the Russian people with his action, him and his stupid Americans. Show and America suck. Rusev then begins attacking Show with his Russian flag, nailing him in the shoulder. As Show gets to his knees, Rusev drops him with a jumping side kick. JBL says, “Show made the wrong Russian mad”, forgetting that Rusev is actually Bulgarian. Rusev begins waiving the flag as Show starts to get up. Lana screams for Rusev to turn around. He sees Show getting up and bails to the outside.

So…that really is the team name for Slater and Titus. They’e even got their own entrance theme and video. I don’t want to know who thought this was a good idea. Slater and Jey start. Slater backs Jey into the corner, and Jey comes back with a chop. He nails a clothesline from the other side, then misses a corner splash. Slater nails a Harlem Side Kick, then knocks Jimmy off the apron. Slater hits a few punches as the Bunny hops down to ringside. They send Little Gator after him, and Bunny leapfrogs him, then suckers him into charging into the ring post. Titus and Slater turn around after seeing this, and the Usos nail them with a pair of superkicks. Bunny rolls Gator into the ring and he, & both the Usos hit all three with a trio of Samoan Splashes, with Jey getting the 3 on Slater.


Adam Rose and the Exotic Express come down to celebrate as one of the Usos attempts a Spinaroonie.

Renee Young is standing by with Dean Ambrose. She asks how he feels about teaming with John Cena again tonight. Boy, she really digs deep for her stories, huh? Ambrose says he has nothing to say about Cena, or to him. But, let’s talk about the guy in both their crosshairs, Seth Rollins. This business is about ass-kicking, but all the stuff Ambrose did with his case is the kind of stuff that an egomaniac can’t stand. While it was fun for Ambrose, no amount of embarrassment he can put Rollins through will erase the memory of his head getting driven through cinder blocks. So, he will go through everyone the Authority wants to put in front of him. Nothing will get in his way, and nothing will stop him from getting to Rollins.

Before the match starts, Truth asks the crowd where he’s at, taking a jab at himself for mistaking Milwaukee for Green Bay a few years ago. Cesaro hits a kneelift and drops Truth with a European uppercut. They trade shots until Cesaro throws Truth to the corner for some shoulderthrusts and a gut shots. He hits the deadlift gutwrench suplex, then applies a modified cobra clutch. He breaks the hold to ram Truth to the corner. Truth fights back with a few rights, corner-whips him and hits a back-body drop. Truth nails a boot and goes for the axe kick, but Cesaro avoids it and falls into the buckles. Truth meets him with some forearms, but Cesaro comes back by picking Truth up and crotching him across the top rope. He drops Truth with the Neutralizer and gets the easy win.


Lilian Garcia is in the ring, and she introduces WWE Hall of Famer, Bob Uecker, who is in the audience. Deservedly so, “Mr. Baseball” gets a huge ovation from the crowd.

Stardust is with one of those electric crystal ball things (I forget what they’re called), and he’s rambling about celebrating amongst his friends, which consist of drawings on a chalkboard. Goldust enters and says they have the cosmic key, and only it determines their fate. All of this stuff is just science fiction. Stardust starts laughing and shoves the ball to the floor before calling this science fact.

I really don’t understand the point of all the promo time Gold & Stardust get when they are otherwise not featured on the show.

Surprised Ambrose got to come out last. Ambrose and Orton start with a lock-up. Orton breaks it with a kneelift and tries to send Ambrose to the corner. Ambrose puts on the breaks and assaults Orton before sending him across the ring. Ambrose hits a snapmare, a low clothesline and a power-drive elbow for 1. Cena tags in off an armdrag and begins hitting Orton with rights. He hits a running facebuster out of the corner for 1, then hits a release fisherman’s suplex. Kane tags in, and Cena goes after him with rights. Kane comes back with rights of his own, but Cena loads the spaceship with the rocket fuel. Ambrose tags in, and the faces hit a double suplex for 2. Ambrose nails a seated dropkick against the ropes, but Kane comes back with a shoulderblock. Orton tags in and hits a boot before grinding his shin into Ambrose’s face. Ambrose explodes out of the corner with a clothesline, then tags in Cena. He and Cena hit a double wishbone, and Cena goes for the STF. Orton gets to the bottom rope, then comes back with a clothesline. Orton grinds his boot into Cena’s face, but Cena comes back with rights and a belly-to-belly for 2. Orton gets tossed to the floor, and an incoming Kane gets low-bridged outside as well. Ambrose tags in and wipes them both out with a suicide dive. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kane has Ambrose in a rear chinlock. Ambrose gets loose with a jawbreaker and hits a few rights before running into a big boot for 2. Orton tags in, and he stomps Ambrose down in the corner. Orton throws Ambrose to the outside, and Kane hits him with a kick for good measure. Orton outside now, and he goes to ram Ambrose into the announce desk. Ambrose blocks and does it to Orton instead. He hits a few rights and looks to whip Orton into the steps, but Orton reverses, sending Ambrose back-first into them. Back in the ring, Orton gets 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Ambrose breaks free with a headbutt, but Orton hits a kneelift and sends him into the corner. Ambrose blocks the charge and hits a seated missile dropkick from the middle rope. Kane tags in as Orton is holding Ambrose’s leg, preventing a tag on his end. Kane drops a quick elbow, then picks Ambrose up for an uppercut. He hits another one in the corner, then follows up with a snapmare and a low dropkick for 1. Kane applies another rear chinlock, but Ambrose breaks it by biting Kane’s hand. He then fights out of the corner, hitting Orton with a hotshot on the apron as well. Kane boots Ambrose, but Ambrose comes back with a rebound clothesline. Ambrose crawls to make a tag, but Cena drops down and heads up the ramp. Turns out Seth Rollins has come out, and Cena chases him to the back. Back in the ring, Orton tags in, and Ambrose nails him with rights, a cross-body and more rights. He knocks Kane off the apron, but then turns around into a boot by Orton. Orton hits the suspended DDT, then coils up for the RKO. Ambrose sees it coming and sneaks in a quick schoolboy for 2. He goes for Dirty Deeds, but Orton shoves him into a big boot by Kane, somehow leading to the DQ.


Orton and Kane continue to double-team Ambrose until Kane puts him down with a chokeslam. Orton then picks him up before putting him back down with an RKO. Cena runs back down to the ring, but Orton and Kane bail before he can do anything. Rollins joins Kane and Orton on the stage to celebrate.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and September 26 Recap

September 28, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

Cesaro challenges for the WWE intercontinental championship and the Big Show goes one on one with Rusev on this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown.

Ambrose ducks a clothesline, then swings for the fences, causing Miz to bail to the floor. Back in, they lock up, and Ambrose hits a hip throw, into a standing side headlock. He follows up with a shoulder off the ropes, then counters a kneelift with a schoolboy for 2. Miz bails to the apron, where he hits a hotshot. Miz clobbers Ambrose with a double axe handle from behind, then stomps him down. Ambrose blocks a hiptoss, misses a right, and Miz bails once more. Ambrose heads out and chases Miz back in, then tackles him down before peppering him with rights. Ambrose goes for his modified Regal Stretch, then grinds Miz’s face into the mat. Back up, Ambrose nails a chop, then grinds his forearm into Miz’s face in the corner before stomping him. Miz comes back with a punch, then hits a sloppy Reality Check for 2. Miz stomps Ambrose down once more, but Ambrose comes back with a seated dropkick that sends Miz outside. Ambrose floors him with a slingshot plancha, then tosses him back-first into the barricade. Ambrose drops Miz chest and face-first across the top of the barricade, then rolls him back in. Mizdow causes a distraction, which allows Miz to nail a big boot. Commercials.

Back from the break, Miz is stomping Ambrose down in the corner. Ambrose pulls himself to his feet and blasts an incoming Miz with a forearm to the face. Ambrose hits a series of jabs, ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Ambrose connects with a cross-body, then peppers Miz with more rights before clotheslining him to the floor. Ambrose hits a suicide dive and rolls Miz back in before chasing Mizdow to the other side of the ring. Miz catches Ambrose with a quick small package as he climbs back in, but it’s only good for 2. Ambrose drops him with a tornado DDT for 2. Up top, Ambrose nails Mizdow, who is on the apron, then goes for a seated missile dropkick on Miz. Miz blocks it and “locks” in the figure 4. Ambrose crawls on his back to the bottom rope to get the break, so Miz goes for it again. Ambrose boots him away, gets hit with a left, then hits a rebound clothesline. Corporate Kane and Seth Rollins appear on the stage, and Ambrose is distracted. Miz tries to go for the SKF, but Ambrose almost immediately breaks it and hits Dirty Deeds for 3.


Kane and Rollins climb into the ring, and Ambrose goes right after Rollins. Kane pulls him off, so Ambrose attacks Kane as well. The same thing happens to Rollins. Kane goes for the chokeslam, but Ambrose escapes and low-bridges Kane. Rollins hits a running kneelift, but Ambrose shakes it off and hits a rebound clothesline. He grabs the MITB case, ducks a clothesline from Kane and bails, heading out through the crowd, case still in-hand.

We get another Dust Brothers promo. Goldust says they have the cosmic key (the tag belts), and the Usos want them back. Stardust says they can’t have the key back. Goldust says they won’t get it, and they’ll never forget the name Gold & Stardust.

Dallas quickly eliminatees ones of the Matadores. He then throws Cara. Gabriel tries to eliminate Dallas shortly thereafter, but fails. Mizdow tosses the other half of the Matadores.

Los Matadores and Sin Cara have been eliminated.

Kofi tosses Gabriel. Cesaro then tosses Woods.

Justin Gabriel and Xavier Woods have been eliminated.

Cesaro and E go at it, and Cesaro presses E over his head before Titus stops him from the toss. Titus beats Cesaro down in the corner as everyone else seems focused on getting rid of Dallas. Ryder tries to toss Slater, so Swagger tries to toss them both. Titus saves his partner as E goes for a press on Cesaro. Cesaro escapes and press-slams E to the floor.

Big E has been eliminated. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kofi is trying to eliminate Mizdow. Doesn’t look like anyone else was eliminated during the break. Cesaro tries to toss Mizdow, but Mizdow escapes. Titus gets Ryder on the top, then knocks him to the floor.

Zack Ryder has been eliminated.

Swagger follows up by tossing Titus. Shortly thereafter, he tosses Slater as well.

Slater and Gator have been eliminated.

We’re down to Swagger, Kofi, Mizdow, Dallas and Cesaro. Everyone surrounds Mizdow, then quadruple-team before chucking him to the floor.

Damien Mizdow has been eliminated.

Swagger goes after Kofi while Cesaro tries to dump Dallas to the floor. Kofi avoids elimination and dives onto Swagger’s shoulders. Swagger chucks him outside, but Kofi lands on the apron. Dallas tries to break Kofi’s grip, so Kofi pulls him to the apron with his legs. Dallas rams him into the buckles, and Kofi responds with a Pendulum that sends Dallas to the floor.

Bo Dallas has been eliminated.

Cesaro goes after Kofi, but Kofi knocks him back into the ring with a kick. Swagger nails Cesaro with a Swagger Bomb. Kofi dives onto Swagger, Swagger catches him in a powerbomb position, then tumbles backwards across the ring, sending Kofi face-first into the buckles. That didn’t look like it was supposed to happen that way. Swagger goes for another Swagger Bomb, but Cesaro blocks it and tosses Swagger to the apron. He then tries to knock Swagger to the floor with rights, but fails. Kofi hits Swagger with a chop from the second rope, but Swagger just falls down on the apron. Kofi then tries to power Cesaro over the top rope, so Cesaro rakes his eyes. Back in, Cesaro shoves Kofi into Swagger, then press-slams him onto Swagger, eliminating them both at the same time.


Cesaro moves onto Dolph Ziggler later tonight, which should be a damn good match. Awesome spot at the end with the press-slam. I’m wondering if WWE is going to want him to do that more often, considering how many times he did it in this match.

Renee Young stops the Usos in the back to ask about their title match tonight. The Usos ramble on before basically saying they want the tag belts back.

Stardust starts against one of the Usos. Uso elbows Stardust off a hammerlock, but then gets hit with a hiptoss. Uso responds with a schoolboy for 2, then nails a pair of chops. We find out this is Jey (hard to tell anymore since they both have dual sleeves now). Stardust avoids a corner whip and celebrates before turning around into a bodyslam by Jey. Jey then clotheslines Stardust to the floor. Goldust comes in, and they take him out with a pair of uppercuts, sending him to the floor. The Usos then hit stereo suicide dives onto the champions. Commercials.

Back from the break, Jimmy avoids a corner splash by Goldust and tags in Jey. Jey hits a series of chops, sends Goldust across the ring and hits a back-body drop for 2. Goldust backdrops Jey in the corner, but Jey lands on the apron. He knocks Stardust down, then gets hit with a hotshot by Goldust. Goldust whips Jey into the buckles from the apron, then dumps him to the floor. Stardust begins slamming Jey into the announce desk while screaming at Michael Cole. Jey blocks a slam into the steps, hits a kick and rolls back in the ring. Stardust tags out, and Goldust nails an elbow to the back on Jey. Goldust applies a rear chinlock, but Jey fights out. He goes for a powerslam, but Goldust escapes and hits an armbreaker. Stardust tags in and gets 2, then begins laying punches into Jey’s shoulder before dropping a knee. Goldust back in and he hits a straight right for 2. Goldust rips Jey’s shirt off and throws it at him before hitting a hard right. Jey comes back with a right of his own, so Goldust tackles him and tags in Stardust, who stomps Jey in the chest. Stardust tees off on Jey with rights, then mocks Jimmy. He charges at Jey, and the two hit simultaneous clotheslines on each other. Goldust makes the tag, and he prevents Jey from tagging. Jey hits a back elbow out of the corner, then kicks Stardust off the apron before backdropping Goldust to the floor. Goldust comes back in, and Jey stops him with a Samoan drop. Jimmy and Stardust both tag in, and Jimmy hits a pair of clotheslines, a mule kick, an uppercut and an exploder suplex. Goldust gets knocked outside with with a spin kick. In the ring, Stardust receives the running hip attack in the corner. Jimmy misses the superkick, gets crotched and sent to the floor. Outside, Goldust goes for a somersault plancha from the apron on both Usos. They catch him and toss him into the barricade. Stardust then hits a springboard backwards plancha, taking the Usos out. He rolls Jimmy back in the ring and covers him, only getting 2. Stardust heads up top for a moonsault, but Jimmy picks him up in an electric chair. Jey tags in, and they hit a Doomsday Device. Jimmy tags back in and hits the Samoan Splash for 2 as Goldust breaks it up with a tag belt shot, leading to the DQ.


Seth Rollins is with Corporate Kane in an office, complaining that Dean Ambrose stole his briefcase. Kane tells him to calm down, because he still has the contract regardless. Rollins knows that, and he knows he’s the next World Champion when he decides the time is right. That isn’t the point. The point is Ambrose has crossed the line. He despises everything Ambrose represents, and if Ambrose doesn’t return the case in the same condition he took it, he’s going to make the incident with the cinder blocks look like child’s play.

Nattie goes after Rae, and Rae immediately tags out to Layla. Nattie rolls Layla up in a schoolgirl for 2. Layla comes back with a kick and an arm wringer. Nattie counters into one of her own. Layla reverses a hiptoss into a roll-up. Nattie breaks free and goes for the Sharpshooter. Layla kicks her away and tags in Rae. Nattie slingshots Rae into the ring, then hits her with a discus clothesline. In the corner, Nattie hits a series of kneelifts. Rae screams that she wants to be friends, then trips her into the middle buckle before stomping her in the back of the head. Rae goes for a pin, getting 2. Layla tags in and hits a kick to the gut. Rae back in, and she stomps Nattie down in the corner. Layla in again, and she foot-chokes Nattie on the bottom rope. Rae in once more, and she chokes Nattie before tagging in Layla. Layla applies a hanging headscissors over the top rope, breaks the count, then drops to the floor and trips Nattie. Rae back in as Layla hits a low seated dropkick. Rae hits a running kick, then applies a bodyscissors. Nattie flips to her stomach and nails Rae as Rae tries to apply a guillotine. Nattie throws her over her head, so Rae whips her down by the hair. Rae misses a legdrop, and Mendes tags in. Layla tags in as well, and Mendes hits two of the worst clotheslines in history before the worst dropkick this side of Erik Watts for 2. Layla hits the Bombshell for 2, but Nattie breaks it up. Rae charges in, and Nattie immediately dumps her to the floor. Nattie turns around, and Layla kicks her to the floor as well. She rolls Mendes up with a handful of tights and gets 3.


Wow. That is one of the worst Divas matches I’ve ever seen. And that screams volumes.

Renee Young is wasting oxygen with the Big Show. She asks about the footage with Mark Henry from Main Event, as well as tonight against Rusev. He says he’s known Henry for a long time. Henry has a big heart. He took his losses to Rusev hard, and they got to him. He has a strong bond with Henry. They’re brothers from different mothers. Rusev and Lana want to degrade Henry and the US. You have the freedom to do that in this country, but freedom comes with a price. Jack Swagger told Rusev, “We the people”. Henry told them the same thing. Now, Rusev has to deal with the Big Show, and Show is going to knock his ass out.

The two quickly reverse several hold attempts by each other before going into a lock-up. Cesaro backs Ziggler into the ropes, forcing a break. Cesaro takes Ziggler down, and Ziggler counters. They go through several more counters until Cesaro backs Ziggler into the corner. He gives a clean break, then boots Ziggler before nailing a straight right. Ziggler gets whipped across the ring, and Cesaro hits a monkey flip. Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a hiptoss before dropping the Show-Off Elbow for 1. Ziggler attacks Cesaro in the corner, but quickly gets dumped to the floor. Cesaro heads out and throws him back-first into the barricade before deadlifting him up and rolling him into the ring. Cesaro hits a slingshot double stomp for 1, then applies a top wristlock. Ziggler breaks it with a knee to the gut, then goes for a neckbreaker. Cesaro spins through into a back suplex, then taunts the crowd. Ziggler gets back to his feet, and Cesaro applies an abdominal stretch. He grabs the top rope for leverage without the ref seeing, then breaks it when the ref checks on the hold. He repeats this spot once more. Ziggler manages to get his footing and counters the hold with a falling hiptoss. Cesaro is back to his feet first, and he stomps Ziggler in the face before mounting the middle of the middle rope, hitting a flying elbow for 2. Cesaro applies a modified cobra clutch, and Ziggler manages to counter with a sit-out jawbreaker. Ziggler hits a back elbow in the corner, then avoids a splash. He goes for one of his own, but Cesaro catches him mid-air with a shot to the face. Ziggler recovers enough to pop up with a dropkick. He goes for the rocker dropper, but Cesaro catches him in position for a powerbomb. Ziggler tries to reverse it into a hurricanrana, but Cesaro powers him back up. Ziggler rolls over Cesaro’s back into a stacked-up pin and manages to get 3 while Cesaro has his hand on the bottom rope, out of the ref’s line of sight.


Cesaro argues with the referee as we see a replay two more times.

God. More Renee Young. And she’s joined by Rusev and Lana. Oh, for joy and happy day. Lana speaks in Russian, mocks Young for not understanding, then says Big Show will suffer the same fate as Mark Henry. Rusev will crush him. Rusev then speaks in Russian.

Show goes on the attack, sending Rusev to the corner with body blows. He whips Rusev across the ring, hits a corner splash, and takes Rusev down with a headbutt. He sets Rusev up in the corner for a chop, whips him across the ring and hits a corner clothesline. Show nails another series of body blows, then throws Rusev to the adjacent corner for another chop. Rusev stops it with a chop to the throat, then goes on the attack with rights. Show comes off the ropes with a sunset flip for 2, then knocks Show to the floor with a running shoulderblock. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev hotshots Show on the outside. Back in, Show hits him with another shoulderblock. He knocks Rusev down with another headbutt, then lands a big chop in the corner. Show hits another shot to the gut and another chop. Show hits a hip attack and bounces off the ropes, where Rusev takes him down with a front chopblock. Rusev begins working over Show’s left leg before applying a legbar. Rusev punches Show in the knee while in the hold, then drops a series of elbows before reapplying it. Show gets his other leg over Rusev’s head and breaks the hold by slamming his leg across Rusev’s nose. Rusev charges in, and Show counters with a sidewalk slam for 2. Show calls for the Knockout Punch, but Rusev ducks and hits a jumping side kick for 2. Rusev applies a rear head-and-arm, but Show powers himself up and breaks the hold with a series of elbows. Show nails a pair of clotheslines, sends Rusev into the corner for another one, then does it again on the other side of the ring. Rusev ducks another clothesline, but Show then puts him down with a chokeslam. He calls for the KO Punch again, but Lana grabs his foot. He turns his attention to her, and Rusev clobbers him with the Russian flag, leading to the DQ.


Rusev continues the attack with the flag, then signals for his kick. Show blocks it and levels Rusev with the Knockout Punch.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and September 19 Recap

September 21, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

Roman Reigns and Rusev collide in a huge WWE Friday Night SmackDown main-event on the Night of Champions go-home show.

We get an inset promo from the Dust Brothers, and it’s one of their weird-ass promos about a cosmic key and whatnot. The match starts, and the two jockey for position with a lock-up. They trade a few blows, then Jimmy nails a clothesline out of the corner. Stardust gets a rope break off a waistlock, then misses a clothesline. Jimmy hits a couple of strikes and goes for a Samoan drop, but Stardust counters it into a neckbreaker. Stardust stomps Jimmy down, then stomps him in the gut. He nails a forearm to the head, then stands on Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy comes back with an uppercut, but Stardust recovers and drops down to hit a kick to the head. Jimmy nails a boot out of the corner, then misses a superkick. He blocks a kick, hits a mule kick, then nails a superkick off the ropes for 3.


Goldust tries a sneak attack after the match, but the Usos send him to the floor with a double superkick.

Cesaro and Ziggler start, with Ziggler going for Cesaro’s leg. Back to a vertical base, Ziggler gets in a waistlock. Cesaro counters into a side headlock, then hits a hip throw. Ziggler counters into a headscissors, and Cesaro counters that back to the headlock. He hits a shoulder off the ropes, then mocks Ziggler with a hip swivel. Cesaro hits another hip throw as Miz hasn’t taken his stupid sunglasses off yet. Back to the action, the two crisscross until Cesaro blocks a hiptoss. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and goes for a sunset flip. Cesaro blocks it and goes for a press slam. Ziggler escapes and hits a dropkick. Miz distracts him, which allows Cesaro to hit a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker out of the corner for 2. Miz tags in, hits a boot and finally loses the glasses. He hits another low boot for 2, then nails a few lefts. He stomps Ziggler down, then goes for a suplex. Ziggler counters into a small package for 2, then hits a quick neckbreaker. He misses the rocker dropper, and Miz nails the Reality Check for 2. Commercials.

Back from the break, Miz hits a hanging clothesline in the corner, then goes up top, hitting a double axe handle for 2. Miz rakes at Ziggler’s face, then applies a rear chinlock. Ziggler counters with a jawbreaker, and now both are down. Cesaro makes the first tag and goes after Sheamus. Sheamus nails a right, and Ziggler hits Cesaro with a back-body drop. Cesaro grabs Ziggler’s leg to prevent a tag, then throws him to the adjacent corner. Ziggler nails an elbow and dives for the tag, but Cesaro catches him. He looks for a toss, and Ziggler impales him with a DDT. Miz and Sheamus tag in, and Sheamus hits all the hot tag offense, eventually tosses Miz to the apron for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran (actually hitting 15), then hits him with a rolling fireman’s carry slam for 2. Miz comes back with a kick off the ropes, but then runs into the Irish Curse for 2 as Cesaro breaks it up with a double stomp. Ziggler launches him to the floor, and Miz launches Ziggler. Miz turns around, and Sheamus hits him with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Mizdow jumps on the apron, and Sheamus looks for the 10 Beats again. Mizdow escapes, but then gets nailed by R-Ziggler. Miz tries to roll Sheamus up for a quick pin, but only gets 2. He hits a snap DDT for another 2, then signals for the SKF. R-Ziggler jumps on the apron for a distraction, which allows Ziggler to sneak in and blast Miz with a superkick. Miz gets up, and Sheamus drops him with a Brogue Kick for 3.


After the match, Cesaro tries a sneak attack on Sheamus, but Sheamus sees it coming, forcing Cesaro to retreat.

Slater nails a punch to the side of the head, then clubs Rose down in the corner. He whips Rose across the ring, but then eats a pair of boots in the opposite corner. Rose goes up top and hits a cross-body for 2. Rose hits a hip throw into a side headlock. Slater eventually counters with a back suplex, then nails a kick to the ribs. Slater hits a low running boot for 1, then begins to pelt Rose with rights in the corner. He foot-chokes Rose, hits a bodyslam, then mounts the middle rope. Rose blocks Slater’s dive with a foot, then rolls him up with a small package for 2. Slater misses a splash in the corner, and Rose hits a pair of forearms before dropping Slater with a spinebuster. He nails a corner clothesline, then lays in a few shots to Slater’s gut before ripping off his shirt. Titus trips Rose behind the ref’s back, allowing Slater to nail him with a Harlem Side Kick for 2. Rose’s bunny gets in the ring and starts bunny-hopping around before hitting Titus with a slingshot plancha. Slater is distracted, and when he turns around, Rose hits him with the Party Foul for 3.


Renee Young is standing by with Rusev and Lana. She mentions the match with Mark Henry at NoC, then turns to tonight against Roman Reigns. Lana speaks in Russian, then Rusev does the same. Back to Lana, who speaks in more Russian. Very productive interview here.

Fernando and Rowan are the legal men after a commercial break (that took place before the match started). Fernando mocks Rowan and hits a tilt-a-whirl into a sunset flip. Rowan blocks and throws Diego to the corner. Fernando dives off the buckles, but Rowan catches him and hits a fall-away slam. Wyatt tags in and stomps Fernando down before hitting a snap suplex and a running senton. Harper tags in and drops an elbow, followed by a fist drop for 2. Harper hits a European uppercut, and Fernando comes back with a forearm. Fernando hits a sunset flip for 2, and Harper blasts him with a forearm. He walks across Fernando before tagging in Rowan, who hits a jumping kneedrop. Rowan drives his fists into Fernando’s temples. Fernando tries to fight out, so Rowan goes for a back suplex. Fernando lands on his feet and tags in Show. Show hits a pair of clotheslines, sends Rowan to the corner, hits a hip attack and goes for a shoulder. Rowan ducks and nails a front chopblock, then tags in Wyatt. Wyatt assaults Show, then hits a low DDT for 2. Harper in, and Harper puts the boots to Show before applying the Gator Roll into a side headlock. Show gets back to his feet and shoves Harper away, but Harper comes back with a dropkick. Rowan tags in and kicks Show to the floor. Wyatt tags in and begins nailing Show on the outside. Show crawls back into the ring for a tag, but Wyatt cuts him off. Harper in, and he applies a rear chinlock. Show gets to his feet and breaks the hold with a back suplex. Show goes to the middle rope, missing the Vader Bomb. Harper nails one of the Matadores on the apron, then quickly tags out to Wyatt. Wyatt applies his own rear chinlock now, and Show once again breaks the hold with a back suplex. He tags Diego, who hits a big chop off the top rope. He follows up with a spinning headbutt off the ropes, followed by another and a series of rights. He avoids a back-body drop, then trips Wyatt into the middle rope. Wyatt shakes it off and drops Diego with a flying back elbow. Outside, Fernando ducks a clothesline from Rowan, but gets dropped with one by Harper. Show shoves Rowan into the barricade, so Harper nails him with a superkick before shoving him face-first into the ring post. Back in the ring, Diego ducks a clothesline and hits Harper with a suicide dive on the outside. He hits a hotshot on Wyatt on the apron, then misses a dive off the top rope before Wyatt hits him with a Sister Abigail off the ropes, in one fluid motion, for 3.


Resident waste-of-space Renee Young is once again with us, this time joined by Roman Reigns. She mentions tonight’s match with Rusev. Reigns says he doesn’t discriminate. It’s one vs. all. Tonight, it’s Rusev, and Sunday, it’s Rollins again. Believe that.

Paige shoves Nikki, so Nikki shoves back. Paige tackles her, then pulls her up by the hair and throws her to the corner. Nikki hits a back elbow out of the corner and some ridiculous middle rope kick for 2. Paige rolls to the apron, so Nikki knocks her to the floor with a hip attack. Nikki rolls Paige back in, so Paige now knocks her to the floor with a kick. Paige rolls Nikki back in, then applies a scissored rear chinlock. Nikki breaks the hold, so Paige clubs her down. Nikki comes back with forearms, but Paige stops that with a side kick. Nikki hits a clothesline, a dropsh*t and a back-body drop. A modified facebreaker gets 2. Paige comes back with another side kick, then hits the Paige Turner for 3.


Lee grabs the Divas title, then climbs into the ring, holding the belt like a baby. Paige screams to have it back. Lee starts to hand it to her, but won’t completely let go. Nikki rips it out of both of their hands and clobbers each of them with it.

Swagger immediately backs Dallas into the corner, and Dallas forces a break. They lock up, and once again Dallas gets himself into the ropes. After the break, Dallas slaps Swagger and bails to the floor. Swagger chases him back into the ring, and Dallas once again hits the floor. Swagger heads out from the other side and surprises Dallas with a clothesline. He sends Dallas face-first into the announce desk, then rolls him into the ring. Dallas kicks him on the way back in, then hits a neckbreaker. Dallas nails a short-arm clothesline out of the corner for 1, then applies a side headlock. Swagger fights out, but Dallas nails a forearms. Swagger reverses a corner whip and hits a big boot. The Swagger Bomb connects, but Dallas escapes the belly-to-belly. He heads out to the floor yet again, then heads back into the ring and crawls to the other side. Swagger tries to pull him back in by the ankle, but Dallas drops to the floor. He hotshots Swagger’s arm, then climbs back into the ring, hits the Running Bo-Dog and gets 3.


Dallas tells Swagger he appears to have lost his swagger. Does Swagger want to end up like Zeb, a haggard, old senior citizen? A waitress at a local diner told Dallas Zeb stole 3 packets of sugar and is a terrible tipper. It’s obvious Swagger is a slow learner. If he wants to be successful in WWE and in life, all he has to do is Boli…Swagger interrupts the speech by kicking Dallas in the face and sending him running up the ramp.

More Renee Young. I really don’t know how they justify paying her salary. Mark Henry is the subject of one of her “interviews” now, and she asks how he’s feeling after RAW. He says he feels good. 1992 at the Olympics, he was defeated by a Russian. In 1996, a Russian won after he left due to injury. This Sunday, he has the chance to not only win for himself, but for the fans and this country. Mark Henry crush Rusev.

Reigns charges at Rusev, and Rusev shoves him back. They lock up once more, jockeying for position, until both fall through the ropes to the floor. Rusev is up first, and he nails a kick. He goes for an iron claw, but Reigns breaks it and nails an uppercut, sending Rusev back into the ring in the process. Back in, Reigns nails a back elbow and a kneelift. Rusev shoves him off and nails a kick to the midsection. He clubs Reigns across the back, stomps him down, then hits a series of strikes in the corner. Reigns tries to shake it off, but Rusev applies a bearhug. Reigns elbows his way out, blocks a throw to the corner, then lands one of his own. Reigns comes off the middle with a flying clothesline, then hits another from the mat before Rusev nails a spinning heel kick. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev has Reigns locked in another bearhug. Reigns gets back to his feet after a minute or so and hits a pair of headbutts. Rusev sends him to the corner and hits a running shoulder thrust. Reigns blocks a second attempt, avoids a corner splash, misses a corner clothesline, bounces off the buckles and hits a clothesline on the second try. He hits another clothesline, but then gets hit with a vertical splash against the ropes. Reigns shakes it off and hits a Samoan drop, followed by some mounted punches. He lands a corner clothesline, ducks one from Rusev and lands a jumping one for 2. Another corner clothesline connects, as does an uppercut and a boot into the ropes. Reigns drops to the floor and hits the jumping apron kick. Back in, Reigns loads up the Superman Punch, but Seth Rollins runs down and causes a distraction from the apron. Rusev blasts Reigns with a jumping side kick, then goes for the Accolade. Reigns escapes and hits a back suplex. Rollins climbs to the top, briefcase in-hand, and looks to nail Reigns. Reigns ducks, and Rusev takes the case to the head, leading to the bell.


Reigns clotheslines Rollins to the floor, then nails Rusev with the Superman Punch. Rollins is back to his feet, and he drags Reigns to the floor. Reigns tackles him over the announce desk, then rams him into the barricade before tossing him into the crowd. Reigns chases after him.

Rusev and Lana celebrate Rusev’s “victory” back in the ring, when Mark Henry comes out. He points up, and a giant American flag drops from the ceiling. Henry hits the ring, and Rusev cuts him off with stomps to the back. He hits a few forearms as well, but that’s when Henry starts to get back to his feet. He shoves Rusev to the corner, then hits him with the World’s Strongest Slam.

End of show.

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September 14, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns team up to  take on Seth Rollins and Randy Orton in this week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown main-event.

Goldust goes after Jimmy, but Jimmy throws him to the corner and nails a series of strikes. Goldust reverses a corner whip, Jimmy puts on the breaks and knocks Goldust down for 1. Goldust recovers and throws him to the heel corner. Stardust tags in and nails a right. Jimmy comes back with a mule kick and a chop. He hits another one in the corner as Jey tags in. Jey hits a chop that sends Stardust into the middle rope. Jey drives his knee into Stardust’s back, then applies an arm wringer. Jimmy back in, and he comes off the top with a double axe handle. Stardust pushes him back to the heel corner and Harper tags himself in. He misses a couple of clotheslines and gets hit with a seated dropkick. Henry tags in and hits a big headbutt. He drops down for a JYD headbutt, then hits a corner whip, followed by an avalanche. Harper gets whipped one more time, but comes back with a big boot for 2. Wyatt, who was on the stage, starts to come down to the ring, only to have Show step between him and the ring. Commercials.

Back from the break, Jimmy hits Harper with a big cross-body from the top. He nails a mule kick and an uppercut, ducks a clothesline and goes for a Samoan drop. Harper escapes, blocks a kick, but then gets hit with a spin kick to the head. Jimmy charges at Harper in the corner, but gets backdropped to the outside. Jimmy lands on the apron, but then awkwardly falls to the floor, acting like his knee is hurt. Not sure if the spot was planned that way or not. On the replay, we see Jimmy slipped. The match is continuing, so I’m guessing that was planned. Stardust has tagged in, and he assaults Jimmy on the floor before rolling him in for 2. Goldust tags in and hits a Northern Lariat for 2. He drags Jimmy by his bad knee and tags in Harper, who immediately kicks said knee. Harper hits a European uppercut, but Jimmy comes back with strikes. He hits a sunset flip off the ropes for 2, but then gets nailed with a dropkick by Harper for 2. Rowan tags in for the first time and drops a knee before driving his fists into Jimmy’s head. Jimmy gets to his feet, but gets put back down with a knee. He recovers and manages a desperation Samoan drop off the ropes. Rowan tags in Goldust who goes for a back suplex. Jimmy lands on his feet and nails a superkick. Show and Stardust tag in, with Show hitting a clothesline and a pair of corner clotheslines. He hits a shoulderblock off the ropes and calls for the chokeslam. Goldust comes in, and Show goozles him as well. They fight him off and hit a double suplex. Henry knocks Goldust to the floor with a vertical splash. Harper & Rowan enter the ring and send Henry to the outside as well. They continue the brawl at ringside, with Goldust joining in. Jimmy takes them all out with a suicide dive. In the ring, Stardust hits the Disaster Kick on Show, followed by a dropkick. Jey makes a blind tag as Show hits the Knockout Punch. Jey comes off the top with the Samoan Splash, and this one’s over.


We see Kane with Seth Rollins and Randy Orton, saying RAW was a huge success. Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns won’t soon forget what these two did. Rollins says he knows what makes Reigns tick. It’s too bad Reigns can’t harness that fear. Tonight, they finish him for good. Orton likes the sound of that. Jericho says Orton has had everything handed to him. The beating Jericho suffered on Monday will be nothing compared to the beating they hand out to him tonight. Kane calls that what is best for business.

Wow. First time I’ve seen Gabriel outside of the bunny suit in a long time. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are at ringside for this match. The bell rings, but before the action starts, Dallas gets a mic and says that life’s funny sometimes. Most of the crowd are destined to be failures their entire lives. But if they work hard and listen to what he says, they can be just like him; you can all be “America’s Sweetheart”. Now, would you please rise and put your hand over your heart…Zeb cuts him off and says if Dallas is “America’s Sweetheart”, he’s Arianna freaking Grande. I have no clue who that is, so this reference means nothing to me. Zeb emphasizes that even he doesn’t know who that is. Good job there. Dallas needs to admit he’s running a scam. He shouldn’t be in the ring; he should be on an infomercial, selling snake oil. Real Americans don’t need to Bolieve; they need to cover their heart and say, “We the People”.

The action finally starts, with Dallas hitting forearms. Gabriel slides under his legs, hits a few kicks and rolls him up for 2. He hits an Oklahoma roll for another 2, but then gets sent hard into the corner. Dallas hits some mounted punches and a short-arm clothesline. Dallas applies a rear chinlock, and Gabriel counters with a jawbreaker. He hits some more kicks, then nails a forearm to the face. He hits another one off the ropes and follows up with a roundhouse to the chest. He hits a cross-body in the corner, then comes off the top with a springboard version for 2. Gabriel blocks a clothesline and hits an STO before missing an Asai moonsault. Dallas hits a running knee to the face, then hits the Running Bo-Dog for 3.


Dallas challenges Swagger to get in the ring, and Swagger responds. Dallas tries to stop him at the apron, but Swagger shoves him away. Dallas immediately turns tail and heads up the ramp.

AJ Lee is on commentary for the next match, which is fine by me.

Apparently, WWE is still doing the bit with Rae and Layla, despite the fact that absolutely no one is interested. Paige backs Rae to the corner with a lock-up. Rae reverses and attempts to stomp Paige down in the corner. She applies a version of the full-nelson with her legs, then turns it into a bodyscissors while hitting Paige in the back. Paige turns onto her stomach and breaks the hold with a headbutt. She ducks a clothesline and hits a short-arm clothesline of her own. She throws Rae to the middle rope for a series of kneestrikes from the apron, then gets back in the ring to attempt to apply the Black Widow. She mostly gets it right, and Rae taps out.


Layla enters the ring to confont Paige, but Lee stops her with a mule kick to the gut. She then drops Layla with a Paige Turner. Paige gets pissed and tries to lecture Lee, but Lee blows her off and skips her way out of the ring.

Michael Cole is in the ring, and he announces we are getting a USA vs. Russia arm-wrestling contest right now. He then plugs the WWE Network before introducing Mark Henry as the first contestant. Rusev and Lana are out next.

Before the contest starts, we must endure Lana’s usual crap (“Shut tup!”). Her and Henry verbally fellate their “respective” countries (since Lana is from Florida, and Rusev is Bulgarian).

After Rusev chalks up, the two get into position. Rusev pulls away after the start, claiming he slipped. Referee Dan Engler (aka Rudy Charles. Didn’t realize he still worked here) calls for a restart. Rusev re-chalks, and the contest starts. Henry immediately powers Rusev down, winning in easy fashion.


Lana immediately complains to the referee, and that’s when Michael Cole says she and Rusev want a rematch, using the left hands this time.

They lock up again, and Henry once more dominates. That’s when Lana throws chalk in Henry’s face. Rusev nails Henry in the gut with a kick, then another to the back. The Russian flag drops as Rusev celebrates his loss. Rusev starts to leave, but Henry pulls himself to his feet. Rusev knocks him back down with a jumping thrust kick to the face.

Renee Young is standing by with Chris Jericho. She asks about the Cage Match with Bray Wyatt, as well as the attack by Randy Orton. Jericho says that, last Monday night, he fought in one of the greatest Cage Matches in RAW history. He took chances, even scaling to the top of the cage and jumping off onto Wyatt. It was awesome. He took some chances. Some worked, some didn’t. He lost that match, but he did it on his terms, and he can accept that. What he can’t accept is being attacked from behind by Orton to make a statement. By taking Jericho out, Orton makes a statement, but he didn’t finish Jericho off. “The Viper” made a mistake because, as of right now, Jericho is the “Viper Vanquisher”. And, as of right now, after this is over, Orton will never, ever be the same again. Hiss.

We see the Miz and Damien Mizdow. They’re in action next.

Miz and Mizdow come out for their tag team match, and Dolph Ziggler is out next. He grabs a mic and says Miz’s idea for a stunt-double is pretty rad, so, please welcome, for the night, Ziggler’s stunt-double, R-Ziggler.

Dolph and Mizdow start, and Mizdow hits a kneelift. Dolph blocks a punch, hits one of his own, hits a snapmare and lands the Show-Off Elbow. R-Ziggler tags in and applies an arm wringer before hitting a snapmare. He hits a Show-Off Elbow of his own for 2. Dolph tags in and continues the focus on the arm before hitting a dropkick for 2. Dolph applies a front chancery while taunting Miz. He switches places with R-Ziggler as the referee is dealing with Miz. The ref sees what is going on, and apparently decides to let it go for a moment before telling them to swap. Miz tries the same thing, only to get hit with a double hiptoss. Mizdow receives the same fate before both men are clotheslined to the floor. R-Ziggler and Dolph taunt the crowd as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Miz is in control of Dolph with a rear chinlock. Dolph reverses and kicks Miz away. R-Ziggler makes the hot tag, hitting a couple clotheslines and a corner splash. Mizdow distracts R-Ziggler, then gets knocked to the floor for his troubles. Off the distraction, Miz hits a big boot. Miz stomps R-Ziggler down, then gives himself a money shot before booting R-Ziggler in the face. Mizdow tags in and goes for a cover, getting 2. Mizdow nails a running boot off the ropes for 2, then tags in Miz, who stomps R-Ziggler down. R-Ziggler fights him off, but then gets hit with the Reality Check for 2. Mizdow tags in and goes for the Reality Check, but R-Ziggler counters into a backslide for 2. Miz tags in and hits a legdrop off the ropes as Michael Cole actually makes a “This match may go broad-way” joke. Mizdow backs in, and he goes for the figure-4. R-Ziggler kicks him away, and Miz tags in, knocking Dolph off the apron in the process. Miz turns around into a leaping DDT by R-Ziggler. Dolph pulls himself back up and makes the tag. Mizdow tags in for his team as well, only to get hit by a full-assault by Dolph, ending with a neckbreaker out of the corner. Dolph misses the rocker dropper, and Mizdow goes for the SKF. Dolph escapes and hits the rocker dropper for 2. Miz breaks up the pin, and the referee is trying to get him out of the ring. R-Ziggler comes in, misses an axe kick on Mizdow, and Dolph nails a right. R-Ziggler hits the Zig-Zag, and Dolph gets the pin.


Byron Saxton is with Nikki Bella. He asks about the Jerry Springer intervention. She says it has been a rough week, and the world got a taste of her rough life. She’s the victim here, not Brie, and now everyone knows it. Brie put Springer on a stretcher, and she has to live with that. Now, she’s going to focus on the Divas title, which helps make her forget she has a sister. AJ Lee interrupts and says Nikki weaseled her way into the title match, then calls Nikki Stephanie’s lapdog. The camera pans out to show Paige, saying they shouldn’t be fighting. Lee is right; it’s about her and Lee, not, “whatever-your-name is”. She loves Lee and wants to settle this. She says bye to “Brie”, and as she & Lee leave, Nikki says this will be easy.

Reigns and Orton start, and Orton immediately lays in some right hands. Reigns comes back with a snapmare and a pair of shoulderblocks before clotheslining Orton to the floor. He knocks Rollins off the apron, then heads outside to continue the assault on Orton. He nails Rollins, then tosses Orton back into the ring. Orton recovers and knocks him off the apron, into the announce desk. Commercials.

Back from the break, Orton is choking Reigns on the middle rope. Reigns recovers enough to knock Rollins down on the apron, but Orton continues the assault before getting a 2. Reigns gets to his feet while in a side headlock, then breaks the hold with a version of the blue thunder bomb. Jericho and Rollins tag in, and Jericho hits an overhand blow from the top ropes. He knocks Orton off the apron before hitting Rollins with a Flashback. He catapults Rollins into the buckles, then rolls him up into the Walls of Jericho. He breaks the hold to knock an incoming Orton to the floor, then turns back around to Rollins, hitting him with a running facebuster. He goes for the lionsault, but Orton punches him in the face. Rollins covers him for 2, then tags in Orton. Orton stomps Jericho down, then drops a knee for 2. Orton pulls Jericho up by his hair, and Jericho nails a few chops before getting hit with a powerslam for 2. Orton stomps Jericho in the chest and tags in Rollins. Rollins hits the 3 Amigos, then taunts Reigns on the apron. He charges at Jericho, but gets backdropped to the floor. Rollins rolls into the announce desk as Jericho crawls for a tag. Rollins gets back into the ring and prevents the tag, then tags out to Orton. Orton pulls Jericho to the corner for some forearm shots to the chest, then whips him across the ring. Jericho blocks the charge, then hits a missile dropkick from the middle rope. Jericho starts holding his bad knee, but still manages to crawl to make the tag to Reigns. Reigns knocks Rollins to the floor, then goes for a Samoan drop on Orton. He lets Orton go when Rollins re-enters the ring, hitting Rollins with it instead. He nails a leaping clothesline on Orton, sending him to the corner. He throws Rollins to the corner as well and hits them both with a splash. He knocks Rollins to the floor, then knocks Orton into the bottom rope before hitting the apron kick. Rollins springboards into the ring, but Reigns catches him by the throat and clotheslines him to the floor. Jericho tags in and hits a top-rope cross-body for 2 as Reigns clotheslines Rollins into the crowd outside. Back in the ring, Orton hits the 3.0 as Rollins and Reigns are shown brawling in the crowd. Orton goes for the suspended DDT, but Jericho escapes and rolls Orton up in a quick schoolboy for 3.


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