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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & April 4 Recap

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

This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown the WWE Universe counts down to WrestleMania 30 and the Real Americans are in action.

MATCH 1: Dolph Ziggler vs. Titus O’Neil
Ziggler ducks a clothesline and applies a waistlock, but Titus quickly snaps him off. Ziggler goes for the leg, but fails. He then nails Titus with some rights before getting pancaked off the ropes. Titus lays in some rights, then hits a bodyslam. A legdrop connects for 2. Titus applies a rear chinlock, but Ziggler punches his way out. Titus catches him with a knee, then hits a modified ribbreaker. Ziggler blocks a corner charge with a pair of boots, and now both men are down. Ziggler pulls himself to his feet, ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body right into some mounted punches. He hits some mounted punches in the corner, then connects with a neckbreaker. He misses the rocker dropper, ducks a big boot, kicks Titus in the leg and hits the rocker dropper. Titus no-sells it, shoves Ziggler into the ropes and nails him with a big boot for 2. Titus hits a pair of backbreakers and goes for a third, but Ziggler escapes and hits the Zig-Zag for 3.

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler.

As you would expect, since this is the “go-home” show before Wrestlemania on Sunday, this episode is loaded with filler that doesn’t need a recap.

MATCH 2: The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger, w/Zeb Colter) vs. Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando, w/El Torito)
Swagger and Fernando start with a lock up, and Swagger quickly rams Fernando to the corner for a series of kneelifts. Fernando reverses a corner whip, then goes for a headscissors out of the corner. Swagger shoves him off, Fernando goes to the top, dives over Swagger and hits a spinning headscissors. Swagger backs Fernando into his corner and tags in Cesaro. Fernando escapes a suplex and hits a dropkick, followed by a pair of armdrags. Cesaro counters an armbar with a bodyslam, but gets hit with a spinning headscissors as he taunts the crowd. Diego tags in and hits a spinning headscissors of his own. Zeb slaps Cesaro as he is shaking things off, and Swagger is forced to step between the two of them. Cesaro gets back in the ring and levels Diego with a dropkick before hitting a series of European uppercuts. I lost count of how many were hit. Cesaro hits the deadlift gutwrench suplex, and now Diego is has rolled to the apron. Cesaro suplexes him back in and floats over into a 1-count. Diego tries to fight back, but Cesaro kicks him in the face. Swagger tags in and throws Diego to the corner for some rights. He hits a snapmare and applies a modified surfboard. Diego breaks the hold with a mule kick, but quickly gets stomped down before getting thrown to the floor. Cesaro tags in, drops to the floor and nails a running clothesline. He throws Diego into the barricade before rolling him back into the ring for 2. Cesaro has a rear chinlock applied now, but Diego fights his way out. Cesaro shoves him, then eats a boot in the corner. Swagger tags in, and Diego fights them off before hitting a double DDT. Swagger drags Diego back to his corner and stomps him down. Cesaro tags in, and the Americans hit a double suplex. He hits a jumping elbow off the ropes for 2, then nails another European uppercut. Swagger back in, and he throws Cesaro into Diego in the corner, then hits a clothesline for 2. Swagger applies a front chancery, and Diego is trying to fight his way to his corner. Swagger shoves him back, but then runs into a pair of boots. Cesaro comes in illegally, and gets low-bridged to the floor. Diego kicks Swagger away and tries for a tag, but Cesaro attacks Fernando on the outside. Swagger recovers and hits Diego with a belly-to-belly for 2. He hits the Swagger Bomb as Cesaro tags in, and he follows up with the leapfrog double-stomp for 2. Diego comes back with elbows and punches out of the corner, then calls for Fernando to get back on the apron for a tag. Swagger tags in and tries for a double team, but Diego sends them both to the outside. He crawls to his corner as Swagger comes back in. Cesaro and Fernando tag in, and Fernando hits a pair of flying headbutts. He slides under Cesaro’s legs and snaps off a hurricanrana before hitting a springboard back elbow for 2. Cesaro nails another shot and goes for a back suplex, but Fernando escapes and flapjacks him into the top buckle. Fernando comes off the top with a somersault plancha for 2 as Swagger makes the save. Diego backdrops him to the floor, and Cesaro boots Diego to the floor. In the ring, Fernando hits a pair of knees in the corner and goes for a dive from the middle rope. Cesaro catches him and hits the Cesaro Swing for 10 revolutions. He then hits the Neutralizer and gets the 3.

WINNERS: The Real Americans.

Hulk Hogan cuts a long-winded promo. I think the word “brother” was in there some where.

And…that’s it! See you next week.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & March 28 Recap

March 30, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown former WWE world heavyweight champions Batista and Sheamus square off and Bray Wyatt takes on The Big Show.

MATCH 1: Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow
The two lock up, and Sandow hits a kneelift before throwing Cara to the corner for a clothesline. He hits a snap suplex for one, then nails some forearms to the chest before applying a rear chinlock. Sandow hits a forearm to the back and sends Cara in for another corner clothesline. Cara gets whipped across again, but avoids the clothesline and quickly rolls Sandow up for 3.

WINNER: Sin Cara. I don’t get it. Who did Sandow piss off to become a glorified jobber like this?

Renee Young is standing by with the Big Show. She asks his thoughts about tonight against Bray Wyatt, and Show says what the Wyatts did to John Cena on Monday was twisted. They are intimidating, and they make you question yourself, because some of what Bray Wyatt says makes sense. That’s how they suck you in, so tonight, Show has a giant problem on his hands. Then again, so do the Wyatts.

MATCH 2: WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater)
Rollins and Mahal start the match by circling each other. They trade a few quick holds until Mahal hits a back elbow. Rollins answers with a dropkick, then hits Two Amigos before tagging in Ambrose. He hits another suplex and Ambrose nails a low clothesline for 2. He follows up with a power-drive elbow, then tags in Rollins. Mahal comes back with some punches and throws Rollins to his corner. Drew tags in and hits a suplex before taunting Reigns on the outside. Rollins backflips out of a suplex and ducks a clothesline before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose knocks Mahal off the apron before going after Drew. He hits a kitchen sink and follows up with a running seated dropkick against the ropes. Mahal comes back in, but gets sent to the floor. Rollins takes him out with a slingshot plancha. In the ring, Drew knocks Ambrose into the ropes with a punch, but Ambrose bounces himself back off the ropes and nails Drew in the face. Ambrose hits the move now called Dirty Deeds (his headlock driver) and gets the 3.

WINNERS: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.

Kane and the New-Age Outlaws walk out onto the stage, and Kane says what the Shield just did to 3MB is exactly what they’ll do to the Shield at WM. But they’ll do it like men instead of ambushing them, like the Shield’s next opponents.

MATCH 3: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel and Ryback)
After some commercials, Ryback is nailing Ambrose with a clothesline. Axel tags in, but Ambrose trips him and applies a modified Regal Stretch. Kane and the Outlaws are still on the stage, so I’m sure you know where this will go next. Axel comes back with a kneelift and tosses Ambrose outside. Ambrose lands on his feet on the apron and knocks Ryback to the floor. Axel nails him from behind with a clothesline. On the floor, Axel nails some rights before throwing Ambrose back in. Ryback tags in and hits a bodyslam. He goes to the middle rope and hits a splash after tagging in Axel, who then comes in with an elbow from the middle for 2. Ambrose gets thrown to the corner as Ryback tags back in. Rybaxel double-team Ambrose with rights before Ryback gets a 2-count. Ambrose counters a delayed vertical suplex with a DDT. Rollins and Axel tag in. Rollins nails Axel before knocking Ryback off the apron. He hits Axel with a middle rope blockbuster, then nails a forearm in the corner and a dropkick off the ropes. Axel backdrops him to the outside, but he lands on his feet and nails a kick. He kicks Ryback on the outside before Ambrose takes him out with a dive off the steps. Axel is backdropped to the floor, and Rollins wipes both members of Rybaxel out with a somersault plancha. Back in the ring, Rollins goes for a springboard, but Axel blocks him and looks for the Perfect-Plex. Rollins escapes and nails a Ghetto Blaster before hitting the jumping curb stomp for 3.

WINNERS: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. As Rollins stares at Kane and the Outlaws, he takes Rybaxel out with a suicide dive on the floor. Ryback gets thrown into the ring, and Reigns nails him with a Superman Punch. The Shield then hit him with a triple powerbomb.

Okay, I figured for sure they’d have to face the Real Americans after that. Guess I was wrong.

Batista comes out, and every time he comes out, he somehow looks more douchetastic than the last time. At least he finally swapped the skinny jeans out for cargo pants. I guess splitting his pants on national TV was the final straw there. He says that, for years, since the day he left, everyone begged him to come back to WWE (nope). So, here he is, and people boo him. You boo him, a 6-time World Champion, winner of the 2014 Royal Rumble (and 2005, BTW), headliner of WMXXX, and you boo him while cheering for a sawed-off, goat-faced wannabe like Daniel Bryan. How does that make sense? He considers that a personal slap in the face, which brings him to this past Monday night on RAW. We see the footage of Stephanie McMahon slapping Batista after he more or less called her a slut. Back to Batista, he calls that pretty funny, but he doesn’t think Randy Orton is laughing, and WM, Bryan and Triple H won’t be laughing. Whether you cheer for him or not, he’s walking out of WM the new WWE World Champion. He doesn’t care who he beats. Of all of his possible opponents, Stephanie hits harder than all of them.

This of course sends Trips out, and he is smiling as he walks down to the ring. He tells Batista to leave his wife out of this. Batista says she’s the reason Trips is in a suit and the COO of WWE, and Trips wouldn’t have anything if he didn’t marry the boss’ daughter. Trips says Batista shouldn’t be concerned about that. This is the “Reality Era”, and in this era, people don’t need to be concerned about that stuff. It doesn’t matter how he got the power; the important thing is he has the power. Why is Batista making this personal? Batista says Trips is doing the same thing, saying he’s living off his past glories. He reminds Trips of some of those, including the fact that Trips has never beaten him in a match. Now Trips wants to implant himself or Bryan into the main event. He came back to win the title, and Trips won’t stop him. Trips agrees he’s never beaten Batista, but that’s ancient history. He takes credit for turning Batista into “The Animal”. But then Batista got success, got soft, got lazy and quit. He went to Hollywood and watched stuntmen do all the hard work. Then, for whatever reason, he came back. Since he’s been back, however, Trips has yet to see “The Animal”. He showed the world what he could still do a couple weeks ago with Bryan, a guy Batista couldn’t finish off. When is Batista gonna show what he can still do? Trips’ help has worked out in the past and is willing to help him again tonight. In this very ring, Batista will compete with a guy that reminds him of the old Batista, that being Sheamus.

MATCH 4: Goldust vs. Fandango (w/Summer Rae)
Goldust applies a side headlock before shouldering Fandango off the ropes. They crisscross until Goldust hits an armdrag. He nails an uppercut in the corner, but then gets sent into the opposite buckles for 2. Fandango hits a kick to the head before knocking Goldust down and applying a rear chinlock. Goldust tries to fight out, but gets whipped down by his head. Fandango nails a forearm to the back of the head and applies a rear chinlock. Goldust counters into a back suplex. He ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own before hitting the Goldust Uppercut. He follows up with an inverted atomic drop, a boot to the head and some corner mounted punches. Fandango reverses a corner whip, but then runs right into a powerslam for 2. He heads outside, and Goldust follows, nailing Fandango by the announce desk. Rae tries to step between them, but fails as Goldust rolls Fandango back in. She causes a distraction as Goldust tries to get back in, and Fandango hits him with a boot to the side of the head for 3.

WINNER: Fandango. God, Summer Rae is disgusting. She’s got a stick body, a butt face and a voice that I would rather hear nails across a chalkboard over.

MATCH 5: Batista vs. Sheamus
We Trips watching this on a monitor in his office. Batista immediately goes for a rope-break in the corner before Sheamus can even touch him. Sheamus grabs him in a lock-up, and Batista gets another corner break.They lock up again, and Batista applies a side headock. Sheamus comes back with a shoulder off the ropes, and Batista rolls to the floor. Sheamus heads outside and chases him back into the ring, where Batista nails a kick. He follows up with some shoulder thrusts in the corner before knocking him down with rights and a kick. Sheamus comes back with some rights to the head. Batista reverses a corner whip, sending Sheamus chest-first into the buckles. He hits a short-arm clothesline. Sheamus comes back with a boot and some more rights. Batista boots him in the gut, then hits a kneelift to the face. Sheamus gets corner-whipped, and Batista knocks him down with a corner clothesline. Batista drops to the floor, where he hits an elbow on the apron. Back in the ring, Sheamus boots him out of the corner before running into a spinebuster. Batista flexes his Hogan bitch tits, then turns around into a clothesline by Sheamus. Sheamus hits a pair of Irish Hammer, a running shoulder in the corner and a running kneelift. Batista rolls to the apron, and Sheamus goes for the Ten Beats of the Bodhran, but Batista counters with a hotshot. He picks Sheamus up, but Sheamus nails him and hits the Ten Beats on the second attempt. He then picks Batista up on his shoulder from the apron and drops him in a powerslam. He signals for the Brogue Kick, but Batista sees it coming and bails to the floor. Sheamus goes after him, and Batista nails him in the gut with a chair.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: Sheamus. Batista nails two more chair shots to the back, then proceeds to choke Sheamus with the chair. He picks him up and throws him head-first into the ring post, then rolls him back in the ring, where he hits the Batista Bomb. He grabs a mic and asks if Trips is happy. He’s leaving WMXXX the new WWE World Champion. Deal with it.

We get yet another, longer, more awesome video package for the Wyatt Family/Cena feud. This cuts over to the Wyatts on the TitanTron. Bray says give a man a mask, and he will reveal his true face. Nobody’s innocent, John. They’re all guilty. They’ve all worn a mask, whether it was to hide their wrongdoings or fit into a social scene. It makes no difference because there’s a problem. If you hide behind the mask for too long, it becomes you. To remove the mask is to remove your own skin. He has broken you, John. His sword has left a scar on your soul that will never heal. Tonight, this sword will slay a giant. A gift for you, John. Can’t you hear her calling your name? Can’t you hear her sweet song serenading your mind? He’ll never forget what she said the first time he heard it: all secrets will come to light underneath the shade of the cypress tree. He’s got the whole world in his hands.

MATCH 6: WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka vs. The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki)
Vickie Guerrero is on commentary for this match. AJ and Brie start, with Brie hitting a boot to the gut and a northern lights suplex for 2. Nikki tags in and hits a dropkick, followed by a terrible kick from the middle rope for 2. She applies a side headlock, and Tamina makes a blind tag, hitting a Samoan drop on Nikki. AJ asks to be tagged in, and Tamina obliges. AJ covers Nikki for 2, then applies a guillotine. Nikki counters into a powerslam, but AJ turns that into a sleeper. Nikki breaks it by backing into the buckles, and Tamina tags herself in. She nails Nikki with a clothesline and then misses a splash from the middle rope. Brie tags in, hits a clothesline and a dropkick. She hits a knee against the ropes, then a running knee to the face. Brie comes off the middle rope with a missile dropkick, and Tamina slides to the floor. Brie nails AJ as Tamina hits Brie. Tamina and AJ argue, and Tamina forces the tag before shoving AJ into the ring. AJ turns around and gets hit with a sit-out facebuster for 3.

WINNERS: The Bella Twins.

We get some video from earlier today of Emma and Santino Marella having dinner at a restaurant. Emma calls him a “friend with benefits”, then explains that the meal and wine are benefits as Santino is confused. He wants to look in her eyes, and she thinks he wants a staring contest. Emma stops him and says she knows what he’ll say, and he doesn’t have to worry, because she feels the same way, and that’s that they will always be the best of friends. Santino starts to say what he came here to say, but he’s getting the dry heaves. She gives him some wine, and he accidentally spits it all over her before running tot he bathroom.

MATCH 7: Jack Swagger (w/Cesaro and Zeb Colter) vs. WWE Tag Team Co-Champion Jimmy Uso (w/Jey Uso)
It’s announced the Usos will defend the titles against the Real Americans, Rybaxel and Los Matadores in a Fatal 4-Way at WMXXX. They lock up, and Swagger backs him into the corner before hitting a series of kneelifts. Swagger applies a side headlock, but Jimmy escapes and throws Swagger to the floor. He takes Swagger with an over-the-top suicide dive, then rolls Swagger back in. Up top, Jimmy hits a cross-body for 2. He lands a mule kick to the gut and another kick to the face before hitting a jumping side kick off the ropes. He nails a couple of chops in the corner, then hits a corkscrew moonsault off a corner whip reversal for 2. Swagger is slumped in the corner, and Jimmy looks for the running hip bump. Swagger gets up and nails a chopblock to the front of the knee, then applies the Patriot Lock and cinches it in until Jimmy taps.

WINNER: Jack Swagger.

MATCH 8: Mark Henry vs. The Miz
After RAW, Miz is a heel again this week. That’ll change again within a week or so, because not even WWE’s creative team gives a drizzling sh*t about Miz. Henry points at the WM sign, and Miz boots him in the gut. He hits a few punches and tries to throw Henry out. Henry puts on the breaks and clubs him across the back. Miz gets sent into two sets of buckles, and Henry catches him for the WSS. Miz escapes and begins kicking Henry in the knee. He ducks a clothesline and hits a seated dropkick to the knee before dropping some elbows and a series of knees. He hits a running boot to the face for 1, then applies a modified ankle lock. Henry kicks him off and gets to his feet, where he boots Miz out of the corner. Henry nails a pair of clotheslines and an over-the-shoulder powerslam. Henry hits a Thump, then goes to the corner for a Vader Bomb, which misses. Miz goes back to the knee and signals for the figure-4. Henry kicks him off into the ropes. Miz recovers and dumps Henry over the top rope. Henry drags him outside and throws him into the steps before launching him into the barricade. Henry rolls Miz back into the ring, climbs in and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for 3.

WINNER: Mark Henry.

MATCH 9: The Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt (w/Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Wyatt gives the rest of the Family some orders before entering the ring, then charges at Show once he does. Show shoves him into the corner, and Wyatt laughs before circling Show. He nails some rights, so Show grabs him by the head and throws him to the floor. Wyatt is still smiling, and he tells Show, “That was nice!” Back in the ring, Wyatt shoves Show and then screams at him. Show throws him to the corner for some body blows before hitting an open-hand chop to the chest. Show knocks him back to the corner with a headbutt. Wyatt recovers and hits a right before kicking Show in the knee. Show comes back with a boot and goes for an elbow, which misses. Wyatt lays the boots to Show, then nails him with an uppercut before stomping him down and hitting an elbow. Wyatt hits a running senton for 2 as Show powers out. Wyatt falls on his back and crab walks before rolling onto his feet. Show comes back with a pair of clotheslines, then misses a running hip bump in the corner. Wyatt capitalizes with an avalanche, then blocks a boot and hits a leg stunner. He hits a running forearm off the ropes, and now Rowan is distracing the ref, which allows Harper to nail Show with a right. Wyatt picks Show up and hits Sister Abigail for 3.

WINNER: Bray Wyatt. Damn! Talk about making Wyatt look strong going into WM.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & March 21 Recap

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

As much as I hate to admit it, the opening theme for Smackdown is catchy.

Now that I’ve embarrassed myself, let’s get onto the recap.

MATCH 1: Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler
Poor Sandow. He should be in a better place in WWE. Granted, so should Ziggler, but Sandow has become a glorified jobber, and he’s so much better than that. They lock up, and Sandow immediately hits a series of kneelifts, followed by a side-Russian legsweep. He drops an elbow off the ropes, then nails Ziggler with a headbutt. Another headbutt follows, Ziggler ducks a clothesline, leapfrogs over Sandow and hits a dropkick that sends Sandow to the floor. Ziggler heads outside and slams Sandow face-first into the apron. Ziggler goes up top, and Sandow kicks him off the ropes, with Ziggler going head-first into the ring steps on the way down. That looked and sounded pretty nasty. Ziggler pulls himself back up into the ring, and Sandow immediately goes on the attack with rights, stomps and kneedrops. He grinds his boot into Ziggler’s face, then drops a knee for 2. Sandow applies a rear chinlock, and Ziggler elbows his way out. Sandow recovers and hits a quick back elbow before dropping his knee into Ziggler’s ribs. He pulls down the kneepad and drops another to Ziggler’s chest before throwing him to the floor. Sandow heads outside and sends Ziggler into the barricade before rolling Ziggler back into the ring for 2. He pulls Ziggler to his feet and nails another right before hitting a snapmare and driving his knee into Ziggler’s spine. He hits a couple of forearms to the chest before applying a rear chinlock. Ziggler fights out, but then gets hit with a headbutt. He puts on the breaks off an Irish whip and nails a leaping DDT. Both men pull themselves to their feet, Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body into some punches. He follows up with corner mounted punches, then hits a neckbreaker for 2. Ziggler misses the rocker dropper, and Sandow hits an Edge-O-Matic for 2. Sandow misses a flipping neckbreaker, and Ziggler nails the rocker dropper on the second try, which is good enough for 3.

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler. I’m going to go ahead and make Ziggler my dark horse pick in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. I’m pretty sure the Big Show will be the winner, though.

Kane makes his way down to the ring and he says this past Monday was a glorious night for WWE. We then see the video of Triple H destroying Daniel Bryan at the end of the night, with Kane calling it the end of the Yes! Movement. Back to Kane after that 4-minute video, Kane says Bryan had this coming. He’s an egomaniac that lives off the adulation the ignorant members of the WWE Universe feed him. If they want to blame anyone for what happened on RAW, they need to look in the mirror. It’s all their fault. Bryan thought he was bigger than WWE and the Authority, but on Monday, everyone learned an important lesson: no one is bigger than the Authority. What Triple H did to Bryan is something that should have happened long ago, and Bryan deserved it. So, let that be a lesson to all the fans. The truth of the matter is that some people are just better than others. The Authority is better than Bryan, and they are also better than all of the fans. What happened to the Yes! Movement was something the fans all deserved. Now then, Bryan has a letter from Trips that he is supposed to read. Basically, it says that Trips regrets that he has taken matters into his own hands in regards to Bryan. It then goes on about how Trips will strike back if he’s pushed too far, and there must be respect for authority in WWE. Thank you, and welcome to Smackdown.

MATCH 2: Fandango (w/Summer Rae) vs. Fernando (w/Diego and El Torito)
After some commercials, we come back to Fandango nailing some short-arm chops, followed by a back body drop and a knee to the left arm for 2. Fandango applies a rear chinlock, and Fernando counters with a jawbreaker. Fandango pops up with a spinning heel kick off the ropes for 2, then mounts the middle rope, missing a kneedrop. Fandango then misses an attack in the corner, and Fernando hits him with a flying headbutt off the ropes. He hits another one, nails a right, slides under Fandango’s legs and snaps off a hurricanrana. He ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard back elbow from the middle. Rae causes a distraction on the apron, allowing Fandango to nail Fernando from behind. Torito sees it and chases after her. She jumps on the apron where Fandango is, and Fandango tries to comfort her. The temporary distraction allows Fernando to roll him up in a schoolboy for 3.

WINNER: Fernando.

The Wyatt Family appear on the TitanTron, and Luke Harper says it is not safe for John Cena here. Tonight, he is the reaper, and he will carry out HIS will. Bray Wyatt enters frame and says he’s everywhere and everything. It makes sense that Cena is afraid of him. Fear him, for he was born of this world’s hatred and feeds off its sins. He was born the color red in a black and white world. He is your mother’s tears from the love he couldn’t repay her. When the buzzards are circling overhead, he is the sad truth waiting down below. He has Cena’s truth here in the palm of his hand, and Cena’s fear is his power. His power is his control. He is Cena’s king, and he will rule Cena’s entire world. Run.

MATCH 3-Fatal 4-Way to determine new #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship: WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel and Ryback) vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater) vs. The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger, w/Zeb Colter)
Axel and Ambrose start with Axel applying a waistlock. Ambrose counters with a side headlock before hitting a shoulder off the ropes. Ambrose blocks a hiptoss and hits a clothesline. He follows up with a bodyslam and a power-drive elbow for 2. Ambrose nails a chop and a series of strikes. Axel comes back with a boot and tags in Mahal, who gets hit with a drop toe-hold. Ambrose nails a crossface out of a leglock, then hits a kitchen sink. Rollins tags in, Ambrose hits a running seated dropkick and Rollins nails a clothesline for 2. Ryback tags in off Mahal before he gets hit with a Rollins dropkick. Ryback nails Rollins, then clubs him across the back. Ryback tries for a vertical suplex, but Rollins breaks it with knees to the head. He goes for a cross-body, but Ryback catches him. Ambrose dropkicks Rollins onto Ryback, then two clothesline him to the floor. Axel gets nailed on the apron, and 2/3 of the Shield hit stereo suicide dives. Commercials.

Back from the break, Mahal and Drew are in control of Ambrose as Mahal gets a 2-count before applying a front chancery. Axel tags in off Mahal, and they double-team Ambrose before arguing. Axel stomps Ambrose down before foot-choking him under the bottom rope. Ryback tags in and hits a forearm across the apron before going back into the ring and stomping Ambrose in the back. He hits a bodyslam and a jumping splash for 2. Ryback boots Ambrose in the head, then knee-chokes him over the middle rope. Ryback nails a shoulder in the corner, then tries to ram Ambrose back-first into the buckles. Ambrose turns it into a sunset flip for 2. Ryback pops up and nails a clothesline, then hits a quick suplex. He signals for the Meat Hook, which connects. Swagger tags himself in off Ryback, then immediately goes for the pin, getting 2 as Ryback breaks it up. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb and Cesaro tags in to hit the leapfrog double-stomp for 2. Rollins breaks up the pin, and Cesaro boots him away before assaulting Ambrose with a crossface and a rear chinlock. Ambrose elbows it and now the two trade shots. Ambrose nearly goes to the floor off a European uppercut, but recovers and hits a clothesline. Swagger tags in and pulls Ambrose away from a tag, but Ambrose rolls him up for 2 before hitting a quick DDT. Rollins and Mahal tag in. Rollins hits a high knee, then dropkicks Drew off the apron. He hits Mahal with a blockbuster from the middle rope, then knocks Axel off the apron before low-bridging Ryback. He nails Mahal with a corner forearm, ducks a clothesline and hits a somersault plancha on Ryback on the floor. On the apron, Rollins flips over Mahal and mule kicks him. He goes for his jumping curb stomp, but Slater grabs his foot on the outside. A moment later, Reigns cuts through Slater with a spear. In the ring, Rollins hits a jumping spin kick and nails the jumping curb stomp for 2 as Drew breaks up the pin. Ambrose comes in and sends Drew to the floor. A moment later, Kane shows up and begins assaulting Reigns, and the referee rings the bell.

WINNERS: No contest. I think? Anyway, Kane and Reigns go out at it as the Americans begin double-teaming Rollins in the ring. Ryback begins beating up Ambrose, and now the New-Age Outlaws are helping Kane assault Reigns on the stage. In the ring, Cesaro hits the Neutralizer on Rollins, and Ryback takes Ambrose out with Shell Shocked. Reigns is fighting off Kane and the Outlaws on the stage, but eventually they start triple-teaming him and beat him down. The Outlaws hold Reigns up, and Kane nails him with a running boot. The trio then head down to the ring as the other guys all leave. They begin attacking Ambrose and Rollins, and Billy Gunn hits the Fameasser on Rollins. Kane then nails Ambrose with a chokeslam as Reigns is crawling down to the ring. The Road Dogg meets him on the ramp and kicks him in the head. Gunn joins him and they roll Reigns into the ring. Kane picks him up and hits another chokeslam.

So, it took, what? 10 guys to beat up the three members of the Shield. No, that doesn’t make the Shield look weak. It in fact makes them look strong. It paints them as being so dangerous they have to be heavily outnumbered before they go down. THAT is how you build a strong faction without destroying the credibility of the rest of the roster at the same time *cough* nWo *cough*.

Oh, joy and happy day. It’s “MizTV” time. He blathers on about the WM battle royal, reminds us he’s undefeated at WM, then announces he’ll be in the battle royal. He then claims he’ll win, but no one is buying what he’s selling. Anyway, his guest is someone who is the odds-on favorite to win the battle royal, that being the Big Show. Miz asks the fans if Show will win, and they cheer. He thanks the fans and then thanks Miz for having him on the show. He says he’s always been a big fan of Andre the Giant. He’s always been compared to Andre, and he can’t think of a better way to cement his legacy than win the battle royal. Miz reminds him he has one of the worst records in WM history, with 9 losses. Show says he was lacing his boot and selling out arenas when Miz was still popping zits in high school, so he better watch his mouth before Show closes it for him. Miz then says Show isn’t the only guest tonight, then introduces more competitors in the battle royal. Titus O’Neil comes out, followed by Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio, Big E, Cody Rhodes, Mark Henry, Goldust and Sheamus, who comes out with a mic. He tells Miz to shut up. They’ve got a ring of amped-up superstars, so let’s quit the talking and fight. Miz says they all want to prove they’ll win the trophy, and he can’t think of a better to prove it than right now…by taking out the biggest threat. Show then grabs Miz by the throat, and everyone gangs up on Show. Miz drops to the floor. Sheamus dumps Rhodes. Show dumps ADR. Sheamus tosses Big E out onto the apron before clotheslining him to the floor. Goldust is tossed by Show. Kofi hits Henry with Trouble in Paradise, and Sheamus nails him with a Brogue Kick. Titus gets sent, followed by Henry, followed by Kofi. Show and Sheamus are the last two standing. Sheamus ducks a clothesline and begins nailing Show. Show comes back with body blows, misses a clothesline and gets hit with an Irish Hammer. Show blocks a Brogue Kick and puts Sheamus on the apron, trying to dump him out. Miz comes back in and tries to eliminate Show. Show eliminates Sheamus with a headbutt, then tosses Miz backwards. He goes to press Miz over the top, but Miz escapes. Show goozles him and tosses him to the floor with one hand.

MATCH 4: Alberto Del Rio vs. Intercontinental Champion Big E (non-title)
ADR nails a kick to the gut and begins clubbing E in the corner. E reverses things and nails some rights before whipping ADR across the ring and hitting him with a running shoulder thrust for 2. ADR reverses a corner whip, blocks a pair of boots and hits a suspended double stomp on the ropes. ADR nails a kick to the spine for 1, then applies a rear chinlock. E gets to his feet and rams ADR into the corner, but then runs into a pair of boots. ADR applies the jujigatame over the top rope, breaking the hold at 4. He gets back in the ring, gets hit with two clotheslines, misses one of his own and gets caught in a belly-to-belly suplex. E goes for the Big Ending, but ADR escapes and hits a Backstabber for 2. He signals for the rolling jujigatame, but E shoves him off. He then misses a shoulder in the corner, going shoulder-first into the ring post. ADR nails a thrust kick to the face and gets 3.

WINNER: Alberto Del Rio.

Earlier today, we see a makeup lady covering up a shiner on Santino Marella’s face, a result of an accidental fight that broke out in catering. He then talks about his love for Emma as Emma walks in on the conversation. She surprises him, and he falls out of his chair before accidentally headbutting her and running away.

MATCH 5: Natalya and Summer Rae vs. the Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki)
AJ Lee is on commentary, still flanked by Tamina Snuka. Nikki and Nattie start the match, with Nattie getting a quick one count. She blocks a kick, misses a discus clothesline and gets hit with…something for a 2-count. Rae tags herself in and receives a back heel trip for 2. Rae sends Nikki to the outside and whips her to the apron before working on her left leg. Rae gets a 2-count, then gets knocked on her ass. Brie tags in, hits a clothesline and a dropkick. She hits a sloppy knee against the ropes, then another. She mounts the middle rope, and Rae hits a roundhouse, forgetting to bend her knee in the process. Nattie tags herself in and now there is a shoving match. Brie uses the distraction to hit a top rope missile dropkick on both divas, and a sit-out facebuster gets 3.

WINNERS: The Bella Twins. After the match, Nattie screams at Rae before kicking her in the back. The Bellas then taunt AJ from the ring.

All of the wrestlers involved in the 4-way earlier (save for the Shield) are in Kane’s office, talking amongst themselves. Kane walks in and congratulates them on a job well done, then rewards Rybaxel a WWE Tag Team Championship match. Zeb Colter reminds Kane that the Real Americans did more than their share tonight, not to mention they beat the Usos on Monday night. Kane says that’s a good point and awards them a championship match as well. 3MB are still there, and Kane asks what they want. Slater says they were there, too, so Kane gives all three of them slots in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The Outlaws walk in and shake Kane’s hand. The Road Dogg says they left the Shield laying, and it’s great to be back to restore order. Kane says he knew he could count on them, and Dogg says he always can.

Lana and Alexander Rusev come out for their usual routine.

MATCH 6: John Cena vs. Luke Harper (w/Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt)
As the Wyatts come out, it cuts to a video of the history of this feud, which is quite good. Back to the arena, Harper has entered the ring. Harper ducks a clothesline and shoves Cena into the corner. He nails a series of strikes before raking the eyes. Cena comes back with rights before sending Harper across the ring. Harper avoids the charge and hits a jumping neckbreaker off the rebound for 2. Harper nails a European uppercut, then a standard one. He rakes at Cena’s face once more, then applies the Gator Roll before turning it into a rear chinlock. Cena counters with a back suplex to break the hold. He then ducks a clothesline and loads the spaceship with the rocket fuel. Harper catches him the second time, hits an inverted atomic drop and nails Cena with a superkick for 2. Harper goes for a bodyslam, but Cena slides out and goes for the STF. Harper kicks him away, Cena recovers, then hits the Proto-Bomb. Rowan comes closer to the ring as Cena drops the Five-Knuckle Shuffle. He goes for the AA on Harper, but Harper escapes and nails a big boot for 2. Harper charges at Cena in the corner, misses a big boot and falls to the floor outside. He quickly recovers and gets back in the ring, and Cena immediately locks him in the STF. Harper escapes by biting Cena’s arm, then picks him up in a back suplex only to whip him down in a facebuster for 2. Harper goes for a powerbomb on Cena, but Cena counters into a hurricanrana. Harper quickly gets up and hits one of his own before landing a Michinoku driver #2 for 2. Harper goes for the discus clothesline, but Cena ducks, hits the Attitude Adjustment and gets the 3.

WINNER: John Cena. The rest of the Wyatts immediately hit the ring, but Cena escapes to the outside. Bray Wyatt laughs as Cena celebrates on the entrance ramp.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & March 14 Recap

March 17, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown features a big showdown between The Big Show and Kane.

MATCH 1: The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger, w/Zeb Colter) vs. Goldust and Cody Rhodes
Goldust and Swagger start the match with a lock-up. Swagger applies a side headlock, then shoulders Goldust off the ropes. Goldust comes back with a hiptoss, a boot and a Goldust Uppercut. Rhodes tags in, and Goldust hits a drop toe-hold while Rhodes drops a knee for 1. Swagger counters an arm wringer by shoving Rhodes into the corner. Cesaro tags in and nails a European uppercut. Rhodes escapes a back suplex, ducks a clothesline and hits a misdirection clothesline, followed by the Goldust uppercut. He nails Swagger on the apron with a missile dropkick, then backdrops Cesaro to the floor. He goes for a suicide dive, but Cesaro catches him mid-air and hits a tilt-a-whirl sidewalk slam on the apron before hitting a slingshot stomp back into the ring. Rhodes gets thrown to the corner, and Swagger tags in. He hits a series of kneelifts as Cesaro nails Rhodes in the back. Cesaro is back in, and the Americans hit a double back elbow for 2. Cesaro applies a rear chinlock, then yanks Rhodes down to the mat by his tights. Cesaro has turned the chinlock into a sleeper, but Rhodes breaks free. Cesaro nails another European uppercut and tags in Swagger. Rhodes tries to fight his way out of the corner, but Swagger stops him with a bearhug. Rhodes breaks the hold by boxing the ears and nails the right, but Swagger quickly comes back with a clothesline for 2. Cesaro tags in, and the Americans stomp Rhodes down. Swagger comes back in, and he stomps Rhodes down in the corner. Rhodes fights back from his knees and trades blows with Swagger. Cesaro manages to tag in, and Rhodes kicks him before backdropping Swagger to the floor. He goes for a tag, but Cesaro catches him and hits the Cesaro Swing for 7 revolutions. Swagger back in, and he fails at the Swagger Bomb as Rhodes gets his feet in Swagger’s face. Rhodes goes for a sunset flip, but Swagger tags out before getting pulled down. Cesaro stomps a mudhole in Rhodes, then picks him up as Swagger makes a blind tag. Cesaro isn’t happy. Swagger snaps off a suplex, and Cesaro tags himself back in, hitting a delayed vertical suplex in front of Swagger. Swagger tags himself back in, and Cesaro’s beginning to lose it. The Americans argue as Rhodes crawls to his corner. Swagger knocks Goldust off the apron, then turns around into a flapjack by Rhodes. Rhodes ducks a clothesline and pins Swagger with a backslide for 3.

WINNERS: Goldust and Cody Rhodes. After the match, Cesaro attacks Goldust and throws him into the barricade. In the ring, Swagger hits an elevated belly-to-belly on Rhodes, and the Americans then send him shoulder-first into the ring post. The Usos hit the ring, and that’s when the Americans bail.

Triple H makes his way down to the ring. He says he’s sure Monday night was one of the greatest nights of the fans’ lives. He also knows that was the greatest night of Daniel Bryan’s career. He’s happy everyone had their moment in the sun, but it’s because of the fans that Bryan isn’t here tonight. He’ll deal with Bryan on RAW and end all of this at WM. He’s happy the fans all had their moment. He’s sure, judging by the sound and look of the crowd, if they had all been there on Monday, they would have all loved to have jumped in the ring to participate. He’s happy they’ve had their 15 minutes of happiness, but they’ve traded all their happy tomorrows for RAW, where Trips will end the Yes! Movement. The movement could have continued to grow from Summerslam, where Trips started protecting Bryan. He protected Bryan that night for all of the fans. If Bryan had succeeded, he would have been devoured by the sharks in this industry. He protected Bryan to give the fans hopes and dreams. Bryan and the Yes! Movement give hope to the fans and their pathetic lives. He has been protecting Bryan for the fans, but the at the end of the day, he’s just like the fans. They hope the underdog will succeed and they will do the same. At the end of the day, though, Bryan is just like everyone else, and that’s not good enough to succeed. At WM, Trips crushes the hopes and dreams of everyone. That night, he will put an end to the movement and Bryan. There will be no Triple Threat. There is no pot of gold. There is no fairy tale. There is no happily ever after. At WM, he puts an end to the dreams of the fans and buries Bryan. But hey, the show goes on, right? The next competitor happened to be a part of the Yes! Movement on Monday night, and that will be Damien Sandow.

Sandow comes out and Trips says the boss tells the talent to do his job, and the talent refuses to do his job. It doesn’t take a MENSA member to see where this is going, unless the talent can look Trips in the eye and apologize, and maybe they can put this all behind us. Sandow apologizes and says it won’t happen again. Trips says that’s good enough, and they can move on. BTW, Vickie Guerrero didn’t tell Sandow his opponent tonight, but best of luck. The Shield’s music hits.

MATCH 2: Damien Sandow vs. Seth Rollins (w/Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns)
The match starts during the commercials, and when we come back, Rollins is stomping Sandow again before nailing some rights. Sandow comes back with a back elbow before backdropping Rollins to the outside. Rollins lands on the apron, so Sandow knocks him to the floor with a kick to the knee. As Rollins comes back in, Sandow begins attacking him with punches and kicks. He snaps Rollins out of the corner, but Rollins lands on his feet and hits a complete shot into the middle buckle. He ducks a clothesline and nails a Ghetto Blaster, knocking Sandow into the corner. Rollins nails a forearm and a kick off the ropes before heading up top for the big stomp. Sandow sees it coming and drops to the floor. On the outside, he’s cornered by Ambrose and Reigns, which allow Rollins to wipe him out with a suicide dive. Sandow gets rolled into the ring, and Rollins hits his jumping curb stomp for 3.

WINNER: Seth Rollins. I love Rollins, but I am not buying the curb stomp as a finisher. It just looks really weak overall. After the match, Ambrose hesitates to join in the celebration, then grabs Sandow and rolls him in the ring for a 3-on-1 assault, ending in the triple powerbomb. The three then join fists over Sandow’s body.

MATCH 3: Intercontinental Champion Big E vs. Fandango (w/Summer Rae)
We get a cut-away promo from Fandango, and it’s basically him announcing that he’s entered the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WM. Michael Cole announces that E and Curtis Axel will also be a part of it. To the match, Fandango nails some punches and an uppercut, followed by one to the back of the head. He drops a knee, then nails a forearm to the chest. E comes back with a pair of clotheslines, ducks a third and hits a belly-to-belly. He follows up with the Warrior Splash, and Fandango comes back with a kick to the face. He goes for a tornado DDT, but E throws him off and hits an avalanche off the ropes. A Big Ending later, and this one’s over.

WINNER: Big E.

Bad News Barrett’s podium rises up near the stage and he says the Undertaker is 21-0 at WM. He’s sure everyone can agree that’s an incredible achievement. But he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. The Streak will come to an end at WMXXX, and your children will be up all night in tears. As a result, you won’t get any sleep, and you’ll go to work exhausted. You’ll fall asleep during an important meeting, and as a result, you’ll be fired. Thank you very much.

MATCH 4: Bray Wyatt (w/Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) vs. Kofi Kingston
Wyatt shoves Kofi into the corner, then misses a clothesline. Kofi nails a right, and Wyatt laughs. He then runs into a boot before blocking a kick and turning it into a spinebuster. He misses a jumping stomp, Kofi blocks a kick, and knocks Wyatt to the floor with a roundhouse. Kofi meets him back in the ring with kicks before Wyatt knocks him down. He throws Kofi into the ropes, then sets him up in the corner for an uppercut. Kofi gets whipped across the ring, avoids a splash and comes off the top with a springboard clothesline. Kofi goes for a monkey flip, but Wyatt catches him sets him on the top rope and shoves him to the floor. Wyatt drops to the floor and nails Kofi with an uppercut before rolling him back into the ring. Wyatt nails Kofi with a running senton, then applies a rear chinlock. Kofi counters with a jawbreaker, then pops up with a dropkick. He nails a clothesline in the corner, then another, blocks a corner charge and comes off the middle with a clothesline. However, Wyatt blocks it and wipes Kofi out with a standing uranage. He drags Kofi to the corner and nails him with an avalanche. Kofi gets hit with Sister Abigail, and this match is over.

WINNER: Bray Wyatt.

We see the Shield in an office, unsure of why they’re there. The camera pans out to show Kane. He congratulates Reigns and Rollins on their victory on RAW, as well as Ambrose’s win over Mark Henry on Main Event. Ambrose says thank you, but he shouldn’t have expected anything different. Kane instead should be focused on his match with the Big Show tonight, the guy who knocked him out last week. Kane tells him he has a lot to learn about this business, but he’ll teach by example. He’s going to destroy show, and he’s ordering them to be at ringside to get a close-up of how to handle business for themselves. Maybe he’ll even leave a few scraps for them when it’s over. Rollins takes exception to this and says he knows why Kane wants them out there: to protect him when Show tries to knock him out again, which he will. Reigns says they don’t take orders from Kane, but they are looking forward to how he handles Show. Rollins says when push comes to shove, they always do what’s best for business, so he need not worry.

MATCH 5: Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella) vs. Tamina Snuka (w/AJ Lee)
AJ is on color commentary for this match. Nikki avoids a couple of charges and applies a side headlock. Tamina pushes her off, then gets tripped into the middle rope. Nikki applies an arm wringer, and Tamina nails her with a forearm. Nikki comes back with a hair pull for 2, then slides to the apron. She shoulders Tamina, but then gets dropkicked in the knee, sending her to the floor. Tamina takes off her vest and whips Nikki with it before ramming her into the apron. Nikki is rolled back into the ring, and Tamina hits her with a swinging Samoan drop. She goes up top for the Superfly Splash, but Nikki sees it coming. Tamina lands on her feet and gets hit with a clothesline, a dropsh*t and a sloppy back body drop. Nikki hits a facebreaker for 2, then goes for her finisher. Tamina shrugs her off and hits a savate kick for 2. AJ leaves the desk, and Brie takes her out with a clothesline from the apron. Tamina drops to the outside and throws Brie into the barricade. Back in the ring, she misses another kick, and Nikki picks her up in the Argintinean backbreaker drop for 3.

WINNER: Nikki Bella. Seriously, why the f*ck is Nikki Bella being promoted as a powerhouse? She weighs 105 g*ddamn pounds and is only slightly bigger around than the average person’s wrist.

MATCH 6: Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio
A cut-away promo reveals ADR is in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal as well, along with Ryback. At least they’re trying to make this Battle Royal seem important and desirable to win, unlike ones in the past. The two lock up, and ADR applies a side headlock, grinding it in off the ropes. He then throws Ziggler to the corner for a kick to the stomach. ADR stomps Ziggler down, then sends Ziggler into the ropes. Ziggler puts on the breaks and backdrops him to the outside. ADR lands on the apron, and Ziggler knocks him down with a dropkick. He goes outside and slams ADR face-first into the apron before rolling him back in the ring. Ziggler hits a series of elbow drops and punctuates them with a Show-Off Elbow for 2. ADR reverses a corner whip and charges in. Ziggler blocks it, but ADR catches his feet, spins him through the ropes and hits a jumping stomp to the chest. Commercials.

Back from the break, Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body into some mounted punches. He mounts ADR in the corner for more punches, then hits a neckbreaker for 2. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but ADR hangs onto the ropes. Ziggler rebounds and runs right into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. ADR signals for the thrust kick and misses. Ziggler comes back with a leaping DDT for 2. ADR pops up with a double-arm kneebreaker and hits the thrust kick for 2. ADR is getting frustrated, and he signals for the rolling jujigatame. Ziggler spins through and goes for a swinging neckbreaker. ADR keeps spinning and shoves Zigger into the corner. He misses a step-up enziguri, and Ziggler hits him with a rocker dropper for 2. Ziggler rolls to the apron and climbs to the top rope. ADR pops up and crotches him. ADR heads up and hits an inverted superplex from the middle rope for 2. ADR picks him up for the jujigatame again, but Ziggler shoves him off, leapfrogs over him and hits the Zig-Zag for 3.

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler.

Renee Young is in the ring, congratulating Ziggler on his back-to-back wins over ADR. Ziggler says we are weeks away from WMXXX, the biggest ‘Mania of all-time, and he’s got an exclusive. Tonight, he’s the man who officially puts his name in as a participant in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. You’ve seen him steal the show every night, but this is Wrestlemania, and he makes his own destiny. WMXXX, when he wins the Andre trophy, he’ll finally have his WM moment.

Congratulations to Carlos Colon on being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2014.

MATCH 7: Kane vs. The Big Show
Kane applies a side headlock, but then gets shouldered off the ropes. The Shield make their way down to the ring as Kane comes back with an uppercut, followed by a series of rights. Show starts firing off body shots of his own and knocks Kane down with a headbutt. He hits an open-hand chop against the ropes, and Kane drops to the floor right by the Shield. As he turns around, Show pulls him to the apron by the head. Kane counters with a hotshot and comes back in the ring with a chopblock. He begins booting Show in the head and hits a seated dropkick for 2. Kane begins working on Show’s left leg, and Show breaks a legbar with a legdrop. He gets to his feet and nails a body blow, but Kane comes back with a DDT off the ropes. He signals for the chokeslam, but Show goozles Kane at the same time. He breaks Kane’s half of the hold, and Kane kicks him in the knee. Show comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a running hip bump in the corner before hitting a spear. He slides to the floor and spots the Shield, but climbs up the steps and back to the ring instead of going after them. He goes to the top rope, and Kane hits him with a chokeslam from there. However, it’s only good for 2, and now Kane is arguing with the ref. Kane is slumped in the corner by the Shield, and Kane’s trying to give them orders. They jump on the apron, but are just standing there instead of entering the ring. Kane screams at Rollins to get Show, but Rollins instead drops down, telling Reigns and Ambrose to do the same, which they do. Kane continues screaming, and when finally turns around, Show nails him with a chokeslam for 3.

WINNER: The Big Show. After the match, the Shield re-enter the ring, and Kane goes for a chokeslam on Rollins. As he has Rollins in the air, Reigns runs through him with a spear.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & March 7 Recap

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

Christian is already in the ring as WWE Friday Night SmackDown opens. I’m curious how long they’re going to keep this Sheamus/Christian thing going, especially since Sheamus has beaten him in three straight singles matches over the last couple of weeks already. Alberto Del Rio is on commentary for the opening contest, because he feels the need to ruin my night right away.

MATCH 1: Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler
The two lock up, and Ziggler applies a side headlock before shouldering Christian off the ropes. Christian calls for a test of strength, then boots Ziggler in the gut before hitting an uppercut. Ziggler ducks a pair of clotheslines, then puts on the brakes. He ducks a third, then hits one of his own. Christian nails an uppercut, so Ziggler tackles him and nails a few punches. He loads up his series of elbows, hitting five. Christian rolls away, so Ziggler pulls him back, hits four more and the Show-Off Elbow for 2. Christian dumps Ziggler to the floor, but Ziggler lands on his feet and avoids a baseball slide. Christian gets his bearings and hits a flapjack onto the apron before hitting a catapult into the ring steps. Christian heads back into the ring as the referee begins the 10-count. Ziggler makes it back in at 9, and Christian stomps him on the way in. Back to his feet, Ziggler gets nailed with another uppercut before Christian stands on his back. Ziggler comes back with some gut shots, but runs into a back elbow for 2. Christian hits some mounted punches, but Ziggler surprises him with a sunset flip for 2. Christian recovers and hits a clothesline for 2 before dumping Ziggler to the floor near the announce desk. Christian drops to the floor and slams Ziggler face-first into the desk. Back in the ring, Christian mocks Ziggler before hitting a second-rope missile dropkick for 2. He applies a rear chinlock now, and Ziggler fights his way out until Christian whips him down by the hair. He hooks Ziggler under the bottom rope and catapults him into it, then hits a jumping stomp using the ropes. Ziggler gets locked in a neck vice, but then counters with a jawbreaker. Christian hits a back elbow and a mule kick, then goes to the middle for a cross-body, where he’s met with a Ziggler dropkick. They trade rights until Ziggler hits a cross-body into mounted punches. He follows up with some corner-mounted punches and a neckbreaker for 2. Christian gets to his feet and looks for the Killswitch. Ziggler escapes and goes for the Zig-Zag. Christian ducks it, but then turns around into a leaping DDT for 2. Christian trips Ziggler and tries to pin him while using the ropes, but the ref sees it and refuses the count. Christian blocks another Zig-Zag attempt and goes for a tornado DDT. Ziggler escapes and hits a sit-out facebuster from the middle rope for 2 as ADR climbs up on the announce desk. He begins taunting Ziggler, which allows Christian to quickly hit the Killswitch and get 3.

WINNER: Christian.

Renee Young congratulates Christian, then asks why he’s been directing his anger towards Sheamus. Before Christian can get into it, Sheamus marches down to the ring, and now the two are brawling. Sheamus completely dominates Christian, throwing him across the ring. Christian ducks a Brogue Kick and slides the to floor, where he escapes up the ramp.

Batista makes his way down, and he’s back to the douchetastic leather vest from the end of his last run with the company. Michael Cole tries to call the overwhelming boos a “mixed reaction”, but that dog isn’t going to hunt. Last week on SD, he came out here and asked a very simple question: where have all the real men in WWE gone? The answer he got was Dolph Ziggler, a little pretty-boy wannabe, looking for his 15 minutes of fame. What happened? He destroyed Ziggler, just like he said he would. Last Monday on RAW, what does he get? Another fan hero. A sawed-off, goat-faced troll named Daniel Bryan. As you’re all aware, it was the same outcome. He destroyed Bryan in the middle of the ring, and it was that simple. Bryan is no superhero. Batista is a superhero. He’s humble, though, and doesn’t need the fans to cheer him.

Daniel Bryan cuts short, thankfully. Bryan asks if Batista thinks he’s the hero, then polls the crowd about that. They soundly boo Batista, and Batista says the hero is definitely not Bryan. The day they let fans in the locker room is the day the business went wrong. Bryan is nothing more than an overblown fan. He then tells Bryan to buy a ticket to watch Batista main-event at Wrestlemania and becomes the new WWE World Champion. Bryan says Batista’s skinny jeans must be too tight and cutting off the circulation to his brain. Batista forgets that he left Bryan laying after Randy Orton interfered. Bryan took him down, along with Kane. Then it was Triple H, who Bryan kicked in the head. Before all of that, he had Batista beat. Yes, he is a fan like everyone in this crowd, and if he were Batista, he’d be embarrassed that a fan nearly took him out on Monday night. Batista tells Bryan to never presume to know what Batista thinks. He’s not only bigger, stronger, faster and better-looking, he’s also smarter and will always be one step ahead. The moment he came back, it became his universe, and he’s allowing Bryan to exist in his universe. But, if Bryan keeps mouthing off, he has zero problem ending Bryan’s existence in his universe. Bryan says he doesn’t want to be in a universe where they wear vests, horrible sunglasses indoors, skinny jeans and think belly button tattoos are cool. How awesome is a nose ring? Batista attacks Bryan on this note, but Bryan ducks and nails Batista before dropkicking him to the floor.

Kane makes his way out, and Batista attacks Bryan from behind off the distractiong. Batista hits a short-arm clothesline, and now Kane is in the ring. They double-team Bryan with stomps, but it’s not long before the Big Show runs down to the ring, sending Kane and Batista running.

Vickie Guerrero comes out in an extremely frumpy outfit and says the four of these men are acting like a bunch of animals. Later tonight, they will have the opportunity to settle this like men when Kane and Batista face Bryan and Show in a tag team match.

Later tonight, we will get the Shield Summit.

MATCH 2: Rybaxel (Curtis Axel and Ryback) vs. WWE Tag Team Champions the Usos (Jey and Jimmy) (non-title)
I’m glad to see the Usos finally holding the belts. They’ve worked damn hard for nearly five years to get to this point, and they deserve it. Jey and Axel start the match, and Axel immediately applies an armbar before tagging in Ryback, who misses a clothesline and gets nailed in the face. Jey hits a series of chops to the gut before tagging in Jimmy. The Usos hit a bunch of chops, followed a double knife-edge for 2. Ryback comes back with a knee to the gut and applies a side headlock. Jimmy ducks a clothesline, and then gets low-bridged by Axel. Axel tags in, drops to the floor and rams Jimmy back-first into the apron before hitting a series of rights. Back in the ring, Jimmy receives a running knee to the head for 2. Axel stomps him down, then tags in Ryback before launching himself onto JImmy’s chest on the apron. Ryback applies a version of the top wristlock. Jimmy tries to break free with knees, but then gets knocked down before receiving a bodyslam. Ryback misses a headbutt from the middle rope, and now Jey tags in, slides through Ryback’s legs, hits a mule kick and an uppercut. Ryback catches him off the ropes and goes for a powerslam, but Jey escapes and hits a full-nelson bomb, followed by a Samoan drop. He nails Ryback with a running hip bump for 2, but Axel breaks it up. Jimmy comes in and low-bridges Axel to the floor. Ryback goes for a powerslam on Jimmy, but Jey pulls him down and the Usos hit a double superkick. Jimmy nails Axel on the floor with a suicide dive, and Jey hits the Samoan splash on Ryback for 3.

WINNERS: The Usos.

Byron Saxton is standing by with Kane. He reminds Kane that Daniel Bryan defeated him on Main Event. Kane says Bryan got lucky, and that luck runs out tonight. Bryan has anger issues and an inferiority complex. Because of that, he constantly makes bad decisions, like challenging Triple H at WM. Kane has a solution: he’s going to rip Bryan’s beard off and shove it down his throat.

MATCH 3: Eva Marie and Natalya vs. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Eva and Tamina start the match. Tamina shoves Eva, then takes her down with a headlock. Eva stomps her foot and applies a side headlock of her own before shouldering Tamina off the ropes. They crisscross until Eva hits an armdrag. Tamina backs her into the corner by her hair, and AJ shoves Eva from behind. This allows Tamina to nail Eva and knock her down. AJ tags in and hits a back elbow off the ropes for 2. Eva goes face-first into the top buckle, and now Tamina tags in, nailing a gut shot and a European uppercut. AJ tags back in and kicks Eva in the gut before applying a sleeper. Eva tries to crawl to her corner, snaps AJ off and ducks between her legs. AJ grabs her foot and gets kicked away. Nattie tags in, hits a clothesline, a boot to the gut and a snap suplex. She hits another snap suplex, but then gets booted off the ropes. She recovers and hits a version of the Nutcracker Suite for 2 as Tamina breaks up the pin. Tamina hits Nattie with a kneelift before getting hit with a discus clothesline that sends Tamina to the floor. AJ tries for the Black Widow, and Nattie reverses into the Sharpshooter, getting the submission win in the process.

WINNERS: Eva Marie and Natalya.

The Shield (sans Seth Rollins) make their way out for the Shield Summit, where they are apparently going to address all of their recent issues. Dean Ambrose says they can handle getting beat up, getting hurt and physical pain. However, there’s one thing they can’t handle, and that’s being lied to by somebody he trusts. He feels like they’ve been lied to for the past 18 months. He assumed they had each others’ backs, but Rollins didn’t have their back on RAW. Instead, he walked out in the middle of a war. Since Rollins called this summit, he needs to come out here and say something. After the wars they’ve been through, Rollins needs to explain himself before a new war breaks out. By the look on Roman Reigns’ face, Rollins has about 30 seconds.

The Shield’s music hits again, and Rollins makes his way out on the floor by the stage. He climbs up on the apron, and Reigns says he hopes Rollins has thought about what he’s going to say, and it better be good. Rollins gets it. Maybe Monday night wasn’t the best decision he made. But the war isn’t with the Wyatts; the war is within the Shield. It’s no secret they haven’t been the same for a while, but on Monday, he sacrificed himself for the greater good to get them on the same page. Ambrose didn’t realize he was making such a sacrifice by leaving them for dead. He fought the Wyatts off. Rollins just walked off. Rollins says that, for the first time in months, Reigns and Ambrose are seeing eye-to-eye. He’s proving his point and is already halfway there. Rollins enters the ring at this point and says they can call this right now. They can walk and go their separate ways and they’ll be fine. But what if fine isn’t good enough? From the moment they came to WWE, they’ve been kicking down walls. If they stand united, no one can take them down. So, let’s be the Shield and take this place back. Ambrose mocks Rollins, then shoves him down. Reigns then shoves Ambrose down. Rollins says he’ll know what will make this work and make him feel better. He then slaps Ambrose and says that felt great. Now that that’s out of his system, he thinks Ambrose needs to get something out, too. He offers to take one for the team, so Ambrose slaps him and knocks him down. Reigns steps between the two of them as Rollins gets back to his feet. He asks if they’re done here, or are they just done? He sticks his fist out, and Reigns does the same. Ambrose, who is now sporting a bloody lip, joins them.

MATCH 4: Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
ADR gets a jobber non-entrance. Sweet. The two lock up, and Sheamus’ arm is taped up from the attack on Monday night. They get a rope break, and ADR lands a couple of kicks. Sheamus comes back with some punches, some shoulder thrusts in the corner, and a clothesline over the top rope. Sheamus misses the Battering Ram from the apron, but rolls through, lands on his feet, picks ADR up and hits the rolling fireman’s carry slam on the outside. Sheamus then throws ADR into the barricade before rolling him back into the ring. Sheamus drops a series of knees, and ADR slides to the floor. Sheamus follows, and ADR grabs him, throwing him shoulder-first into the steps. ADR follows up by slamming him face-first into the steps, then dropkicks Sheamus’ bad arm into the side of the steps. Commercials.

Back from the break, ADR hits the step-up enziguri in the corner, knocks Sheamus to the apron. ADR pulls him into the ring for a 2-count, then applies an armbar to the bad arm. Sheamus gets back to his feet and begins nailing ADR with rights. ADR comes back with a kick off the ropes, but then misses a dropkick against the ropes, sliding between them. He pulls himself to his feet on the apron, and Sheamus meets him with a clothesline. ADR rolls back in, and Sheamus hits him with a pair of Irish Hammers. ADR nails a knee in the corner, but Sheamus recovers and hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for 2. He heads up top for the Battering Ram, but ADR cuts him off. Sheamus fights back with rights and tries to tie him up in the ropes. He succeeds and hits the Beats of the Bodhran (what he now calls the series of forearm shots). ADR escapes after a few and nails a thrust kick. ADR pulls him back into the ring and gets 2. ADR signals for the rolling jujigatame and goes for it, but Sheamus shoves him off, hits a running shoulder thrust, a running knee and looks for White Noise. ADR escapes, but then runs into the Irish Curse for 2. Sheamus pulls ADR up, and ADR hits the double-knee armbreaker before going right into the rolling jujigatame. Sheamus gets to his feet while in the hold and breaks it by deadlifting ADR up and hitting a modified powerbomb. ADR recovers quickly and reapplies the jujigatame, but Sheamus gets his feet on the bottom rope. ADR stomps Sheamus in the corner, then tries to yank Sheamus by the arm. The referee pulls him off, and Sheamus blasts him with the Brogue Kick for 3.

WINNER: Sheamus.

The screen cuts away to the Wyatt Family. Luke Harper asks John Cena why he does it. Is it the fame? The glory? When will he realize it’s all one big nothing. Bray Wyatt enters the area in front of the camera and says, “We’re not in Wonderland anymore, Alice.” John Cena feels the need to fill a void inside of him. The burden of his legacy weighs heavily on his shoulders. After all, kids, what would Cena be without his legacy? Wyatt has a legacy of his own. His father was the war. His brother was the snare that trapped him and forced him to watch. His mother was the streets that showed him the world. He is what you’ve made him. He doesn’t want to save Cena. There’s nothing to fix. He just wants to warm his hands as it all burns down. Follow the buzzards.

Batista is in the back gearing up when Byron Saxton enters to ask him about the match tonight. Batista says Bryan hiding behind a new buddy. He’ll run through both Bryan and Show, with or without Kane. Then he can focus on Randy Orton. When he wins the title from Orton, then there will be a real man as the face of WWE.

Lana comes out to introduce Alexander Rusev in basically the same spot from Monday night. Lana is almost as awful as Uta Ludendorff, Alex Wright’s short-lived manager during his days as a Neo-Nazi in WCW.

Renee Young is standing by with Daniel Bryan and the Big Show. She asks about Batista calling Bryan an ordinary man who hides behind show because he’s not a real man. Bryan says that means Triple H isn’t a real man either, because he hides behind everyone, including his wife. Show laughs and asks if he should get skinny jeans, if that will make him a real man. He then calls them a team like David and Goliath. Better yet, respect the beard, fear the giant. The two then start a simultaneous “Yes!” chant.

MATCH 5: Kane and Batista vs. The Big Show and Daniel Bryan
I’ve noticed Batista is pulling a Flair and wearing his kneepads around his calves, which likely means he forgot to work them out during his hiatus and now they’re scrawny. Pretty typical meathead behavior, so I’m not surprised. Bryan and Kane start the match. Kane nails a boot and an uppercut, then hits a back elbow off the ropes for 1. Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits a Thesz Press, right into some punches. Bryan nails a couple of kicks and tags in Show, who whips Bryan into Kane, with Bryan nailing a dropkick. Show nails a couple of gut shots, then slaps Kane across the chest before headbutting him down. Show hits another headbutt, then another gut shot. He connects with an avalanche, but then gets dropkicked in the knee. Batista tags in, and the heels go for a double suplex. Show counters into a double suplex of his own, and the heels slide to the floor. Bryan tags in and hits a double suicide dive. Batista gets back in the ring, and Bryan throws him face-first into the top buckle. He knocks Batista down with some kicks, then stomps him before tagging in Show. Show hits a gut shot and a big body slam. He follows up with an elbow drop off the ropes, which is good for 2. Batista gets thrown to the corner again, and Show slaps him across the chest, knocking him down. Show picks him up and does it again. Sorry, but no one will ever hit a worse-sounding chop than Trevor Murdoch. Batista comes back with rights and dives at Show, but Show catches him and hits a bodyslam before walking across his stomach. Show sets Batista against the ropes and hits another chop. He throws Batista to the corner and tags in Bryan, who begins nailing Batista with kicks. Bryan sends him face-first into the buckles, then hits a few more kicks. He backflips off a corner whip, ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own before dropkicking Kane off the apron. Bryan fires up the Yes! Kicks on Batista, but then misses the Buzzsaw. Batista gets to his feet and hits a spinebuster for 2. Kane tags in and assaults Bryan in the corner before setting him up for a superplex. Bryan blocks it and knocks Kane off the ropes with a headbutt. He gets up and hits a seated missile dropkick. Batista tags in and nails Bryan in the back as he crawls for a tag. He then follows up with a short-arm clothesline and sends Bryan upside-down into the buckles. Batista slides to the floor and nails a knee to the side of Bryan’s head. Back in the ring, Bryan begins to fight back, but Batista comes off the ropes with a running shoulder thrust. He signals for the Batista Bomb, but Bryan fights out,lands on his feet and nails Batista with a kick. Show tags in, as does Kane. Show gets in the hot tag offense before hitting a spear. Bryan back in, and he hits the Flying Goat for 2 as Batista breaks up the pin. Show knocks Batista to the floor, then throws him into the ring post. In the ring, Kane sends Bryan into the corner. Bryan blocks the charge and dives off the middle rope. Kane catches him with the goozle and goes for the chokeslam, but Bryan counters into a sunset flip. Kane won’t go down, so Show comes in and nails him with the Knockout Punch, which is enough for Bryan to get the 3.

WINNERS: The Big Show and Daniel Bryan.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results and February 28 Recap

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

MATCH 1: The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger, w/Zeb Colter) vs. Intercontinental Champion Big E and Mark Henry
E and Swagger start with a lock-up. They jockey for position until Swagger backs E into the corner. E blocks a kick and hits an overhead belly-to-belly. Cesaro gets knocked off the apron and Swagger receives a running shoulder in the corner. Henry tags in as E hits an avalanche. Henry lands a pair of headbutts, then sends Swagger chest-first into the buckles. Swagger blocks a charge, but then runs into a big over-the-shoulder powerslam. E tags in, and E & Henry hit a double whip into the corner. E hits a trio of backbreakers for 2. Swagger comes back with a knee and tags in Cesaro. E presses Cesaro, but Cesaro escapes and sends E to the outside. E lands on his feet, but gets caught with a kick coming back in. Cesaro slams him head-first into the buckles, then superplexes him from the apron. He goes for the pin, but Swagger made a blind tag. The Americans now argue as Swagger goes after E, sending him into the corner. Swagger nails the Swagger Bomb for 2, then hits a series of rights in the corner. Cesaro tags in and the Americans hit a double-team elevated back elbow in the corner. Cesaro follows up with a European uppercut and applies a rear chinlock. E fights out and hits a back body drop. Swagger and Henry tag in, with Henry hitting a trio of clotheslines. Swagger receives a running powerslam, and now Henry goes for the WSS. However, Cesaro nails a big boot to the face. E comes in and knocks Cesaro to the floor. Cesaro sends E face-first into the post. In the ring, Swagger hits a chopblock and applies the Patriot Lock. Cesaro tags himself in, and the Americans are arguing again. Cesaro sets up the Neutralizer, and hits it in an impressive spot for 3.

WINNERS: The Real Americans. I look at Cesaro, and I see dollar signs. Mark my words, he will be WWE World Champion sooner than later.

Later tonight, Daniel Bryan and the Usos will take on Kane and the Outlaws. Also, AJ Lee and Cameron will fight for the WWE Divas Championship.

Batista makes his way out to nothing but boos, and looks like an absolute douchewaffle in that hat. The skinny jeans aren’t helping, either. We see a replay of what happened with him and Randy Orton on RAW, and then Batista starts by saying he loves this business (my ass). He loves this company. He also states that he did not come back to be liked. He did not come back to please the fans. He came back to be WWE World Champion. So, you don’t have to support him, but you’re going to have to deal with it. It is a fact that he can destroy anyone put in front of him. He is the best representative of WWE, and that includes Hulk Hogan & the Rock. What the hell has happened to this business? Where are the real men? What happened to the attitude? You chant the name of a 195-lb. wannabe. You scream, “Yes!”. The truth is, no. They will never be him. That’s the truth. Deal with it. Do you honestly think your heroes are as good as him? Batista then takes off his tanktop for absolutely no reason. He says everything about him screams, “WWE World Champion”. A big “No!” chant breaks out. He says he gets it, and can sympathize. The fans look at their heroes and think, “He looks just like me. He can be World Champion. So can I.” He needs everyone to go back to their jobs at Hot Topic and get out of his world. From this point on, he will systematically destroy the fans’ heroes on the way to the main event to Wrestlemania and become WWE World Champion.

Thankfully, Dolph Ziggler puts an end to this painfully boring promo. He steps in the ring and says he knows Batista’s been away a while, but you don’t tell the fans who to cheer for. The fans get behind who they want. He calls Batista a dinosaur, then says sooner or later, dinosaurs become extinct. So, Batista is looking for the real men? There’s one standing right in front of him. Ziggler wants a match with him tonight. Batista laughs, takes the mic and tells Ziggler if he wants it, he’s got it. Ziggler nods his approval, then nails Batista with a dropkick before leaving the ring.

Alberto Del Rio is in Vickie Guerrero’s office, wanting a congratulations for defeating Batista on RAW. Vickie says she hasn’t even congratulated Batista for beating ADR at Elimination Chamber yet. That makes them tied 1-1. ADR wanted the rubber match, but Batista is facing Ziggler. He says he has a date, so since he can’t fight Batista, he’s going to take the night off. He compliments Vickie on her hair, and that’s when Sheamus walks in. He says he’s always up for a great fight, so he challenges ADR to a match for old time’s sake. He calls ADR “a night off”, then mocks ADR’s hair, fella.

MATCH 2: Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
The two lock up, and Sheamus backs ADR into the corner. Sheamus has his ribs taped up a bit, and ADR goes immediately for that area with a punch and a kick. Sheamus blocks another kick and dumps ADR to the floor. He heads out and hits a running shoulderblock off the apron. ADR goes face-first into the announce desk, then gets rolled back in. Sheamus drops an elbow and a series of knees before hitting a European uppercut. ADR puts on the breaks off an Irish whip and dumps Sheamus to the outside. Sheamus lands on the apron, avoids a shoulder thrust, hits a kneelift through the ropes, then tries to tie him up for some forearms. ADR counters with a hotshot, then boots Sheamus to the floor. Christian comes out, dressed in a suit jacked and wearing sunglasses. Commercials.

Back from the break, Sheamus avoids a dropkick, which sends ADR to the apron. He ties ADR up for the forearm strikes, and we find out that Christian is on commentary. Back to the match, Sheamus tries for the rolling fireman’s carry slam, but ADR escapes and hits a thrust kick to the ribs. He lands another one to the face and goes for the pin, but Sheamus kicks out at 2. ADR misses the step-up enziguri in the corner, and now Sheamus locks in the Irish Clover Leaf. Christian leaves the announce desk and nails Sheamus from behind, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: Sheamus. Sheamus throws Christian to the floor, and ADR nails a kick to the ribs from behind. He goes for the rolling jujigatame, but Sheamus escapes and knocks him out with the Brogue Kick. Christian re-enters the ring and hits Sheamus with the Killswitch.

Cesaro is in the back, speaking to the camera in German. The feed I’m using is from German TV, so it may not have been seen in the US. He sees Kane in the back and asks for a few moments. He asks about Kane’s problem with Daniel Bryan. Kane says Bryan is the one with the problem. He attacked Kane at Elimination Chamber, unprovoked. Kane was just trying to keep the match going, and Bryan attacked him. Bryan is the one with the problem. Cesaro says a bit more in German, then agrees that Bryan has the problem. Kane tells Cesaro he likes him because he has integrity, then heads into a dressing room.

We see the Shield in the back, and Roman Reigns asks Dean Ambrose if he’s got his act together tonight, or if he plans to go rogue on them again. Ambrose says Reigns is still just mad about the “DQ thing”. Reigns blames their recent losses on Ambrose. Seth Rollins steps in and tells them that losses happen, and they need to move on. Bray Wyatt is moving on, and thinks they are pieces of ash on his way to John Cena. Tonight, they need to show Wyatt they are a threat, and why they are called the hounds of justice. Reigns agrees, and says it’s time for these hounds to go hunt for some Wyatts.

MATCH 3: Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler immediately attacks Batista with rights, sending him to the floor. Batista kicks the steps in frustration, then heads back into the ring. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and nails more rights before hitting a dropkick. Batista bails to the floor once more, and Ziggler is daring him to get back in the ring. Batista grabs Ziggler by the foot, drags him outside and throws him into the barricade. He rams Ziggler back-first into the apron, then goes for a powerslam on the floor. Ziggler escapes and shoves Batista face-first into the ring post. Batista kicks him in the knee while on his back and rolls Ziggler back in the ring. He drags Ziggler to the apron and hits an elbow across the chest before wrapping Ziggler’s leg around the ring post. Ziggler falls to the floor, and Batista picks him up to roll him back in the ring. Batista climbs back in and hits a suplex for 2. Ziggler gets sent hard into the corner and slumps to the mat. Batista stomps him and ties the bad leg up in the bottom rope. Ziggler is back up, and Batista hits a shoulder thrust in the corner. Ziggler blocks a second one and avoids a charge, sending Batista shoulder-first into the post. Ziggler pulls himself up to his feet once more and goes for some corner mounted punches. Batista shoves him off, so Ziggler goes for it again. Batista blocks it and goes for a Batista Bomb, but Ziggler escapes and begins attacking Batista’s left leg. Ziggler connects with the rocker dropper, but only gets 2. Ziggler goes for the sleeper, but Batista is holding onto the bottom rope. Ziggler breaks it, but then turns around and runs right into a spinebuster. Batista hits another spinebuster, then a third. He signals for the Batista Bomb and hits it for 3.

WINNER: Batista.

The Wyatt Family make their way down to the ring. Bray Wyatt says everything everyone knows about their own lives are lies. Men go to work and breaks their backs so they can buy suits, sports cars and impress women. Women coat their faces in makeups, not realizing they are wearing the masks society wants them to wear. It’s a collage of lies up on a billboard. The man on that billboard wears a plastic smile and tells you what you think you need to hear. This is the same society that vilifies a man like Wyatt. He says everything they’re afraid to say, does everything they’re afraid to do. And, if it takes until his dying day, he will whisper into that man’s ear, “John Cena, it’s time to end this lie. Follow the buzzards.”

The Shield intterupt by making their way down through the crowd. They jump on the apron, and now we’ve got a face-off.

Before anything happens, Triple H makes his way out. He says this isn’t going to happen now. He has too much time and money invested in all six to let this war hapen again now. At least, not without some promotion. This war can take place on RAW. Until that time, Shield, stand down. The Shield do as they are told, and the Wyatts leave the ring. Bray Wyatt taunts them, which causes the Shield to enter the ring. Wyatt re-enters, but before Luke Harper and Erick Rowan can do the same, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins take them out with apair of suicide dives. They get back in the ring, and now the Shield are alone with Wyatt. Wyatt leaves before they can do anything, then holds the other members of his family back before laughing at the Shield.

MATCH 4-WWE Divas Championship: AJ Lee (Champion, w/Tamina Snuka) vs. Cameron
AJ knocks Cameron down after the opening bell, then throws her to the corner. Cameron gets sent in once more, then gets hit with a clothesline for 1. AJ applies a rear chinlock now, and she turns it into a straightjacket. Cameron counters with a jawbreaker, then hits a pair of clotheslines and a running facebuster for 2. AJ gets corner-whipped, but avoids a charge when Tamina pushes her out of the way. The ref sees it and ejects Tamina from ringside. Cameron comes off the middle rope with a cross-body for 2. AJ comes back with a kick to the gut and a spinning back kick to the face. AJ then applies the Black Widow, and Cameron taps out.

WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION: AJ Lee.

MATCH 5: The Usos (Jey & Jimmy) and Daniel Bryan vs. Kane and WWE Tag Team Champions the New-Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and the Road Dogg)
I love how JBL keeps saying Kane beat Bryan a couple of weeks ago and that Michael Cole is “cherry-picking statistics”. In reality, Bryan won that match by disqualification, proving once more that JBL is worthless. Bryan and Gunn start the match with a lock-up. Gunn applies a side headlock, then shoulders Bryan off the ropes. They crisscross until Bryan catches Gunn with a kitchen sink. He fires off some kicks in the corner, then tags in Jey, who applies an arm wringer. Gunn backs Jey into the corner, then tags in Kane. Kane clubs Jey down, then sends him into the corner. Kane follows up with an uppercut and tags in Dogg. Dogg begins hitting the Juke ‘n’ Jive, but misses the last shot and gets hit with a kick. Jey avoids a corner whip and hits a clothesline. Jimmy tags in, and they hit a double elbow drop for 2. Jey misses a superkick as Dogg drops to the floor. The heels regroup near the announce desk, and I have to laugh as I hear Dogg say, “Hey, I told you guys I wasn’t good.” Back in the ring, Dogg kicks Jey in the gut, then nails a right hand. Jey comes back with an uppercut, then hits another one. Jimmy tags in and hits a shoulder thrust. Jey hits an uppercut. Jey then tags back in and locks in an armbar, but Dogg elbows his way out before hitting a headbutt. Jey no-sells the headbutt (Gunn from the apron: Don’t headbutt him!) and hits one of his own for 2. Jimmy tags in and applies an arm wringer. Dogg breaks it with a kneelift, hits a snapmare and gives a shout-out to Kane as he hits a low seated dropkick for 2. Gunn tags in and boots Jimmy in the gut before throwing him face-first into the buckles. He nails a right, then sends Jimmy across the ring. Jimmy avoids the charge, hits a hiptoss, an armdrag and a chop to the chest. He slides under Dogg’s legs on the apron and trips him to the floor. Back in, Jimmy ducks a clothesline, but runs into a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for 2. Kane tags in and hits a low running boot. Jimmy gets hit with an avalanche in the corner, followed by a corner clothesline. Kane throws him to the mat for 2, then nails an uppercut in the corner. Dogg tags in and nails a kick to the chest for 2. Kane tags back in and hits an uppercut and a corner whip. A sidewalk slam gets 2, and now Kane has a rear chinlock applied. Jimmy counters with a jawbreaker. Kane turns around and boots Bryan on the apron, then nails Jimmy with a clothesline. Dogg tags in, chokes Jimmy against the middle rope, then lands across Jimmy’s back. Jimmy comes back with an uppercut and a reverse Dragon Whip. Jimmy crawls for the tag and tags in Bryan. Gunn tags in, misses a clothesline, then gets nailed with rights after Bryan dropkicks Kane off the apron. Bryan hits some kicks, avoids a corner whip with a backflip, ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. He fires up the Yes! Kicks and goes for the Buzzsaw, but Dogg interjects. Bryan throws him to the floor, then gets booted by Gunn. Gunn goes to the ropes, but then gets nailed with a dropkick that sends him to the floor. Bryan goes for the suicide dive, but Kane comes in and nails him with a clothesline. The Usos interject, and Kane gives them both the goozle. They break it with a pair of kicks, then knock Kane out with a double superkick. Gunn gets hit with a suicide dive on the floor, and the same happens to Kane. Back in the ring, Gunn hits the Fameasser on Bryan, but it’s only good for 2. He goes for a back suplex, but Bryan flips out, blocks a corner charge and blasts Gunn with a running knee strike for 3.

WINNERS: Daniel Bryan and the Usos.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results and February 21 Recap

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

This week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown, Christian faces Sheamus in the main event. Also, Rey Mysterio teams with the Rhodes boys to take on the Wyatt Family.

Daniel Bryan makes his way down to the ring, and we’re going into our opening match.

MATCH 1: Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger (w/Cesaro and Zeb Colter)
Bryan’s shoulder is taped up as a result of the attack by Kane on Monday. Swagger immediately goes for the arm. Bryan shoves him off, hits a few kicks and a drop-toehold. Bryan applies a side headlock, and Swagger counters into an armbar. The two crisscross, and Bryan lands a kitchen sink. He nails Swagger with a series of kicks in the corner, backflips off a whip, ducks a clothesline and nails one of his own. Swagger slumps in the corner, and Bryan lands a pair of running dropkicks. Swagger bails to the floor before Bryan can hit a third, but Bryan manages to dropkick him through the ropes. Swagger catches him running off the apron and drops him arm-first across the barricade. Bryan then gets sent shoulder-first into the barricade, and Swagger follows that up by gorilla-pressing Bryan into the ring post, with Bryan’s shoulder taking most of the move. Back in the ring, Swagger covers Bryan for 2 before applying a hammerlock. He turns it into a wristlock and picks Bryan up while maintaining the hold. Bryan gets his arm tied across the top rope, and Swagger hits a series of kneelifts to the shoulder. Back to the hammerlock, Swagger turns it into an elevated belly-to-belly while keeping the arm locked. Swagger hits the move again for 2. Swagger sets Bryan on the tope turnbuckle and looks for the belly-to-belly again. Bryan slides out and blasts Swagger with the running knee strike for 3.

WINNER: Daniel Bryan.

Vickie Guerrero and Kane make their way out onto the stage. Vickie congratulates Bryan on his victory. For that inspiring performance, he has been awarded an opportunity to compete in another match tonight…against Cesaro, and that starts right now.

MATCH 2: Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro (w/Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger)
Cesaro immediately shoves Bryan into the corner and stomps him down. Bryan pulls himself to the apron, and Cesaro grabs Bryan by the arm, whipping it into the ring post. Back in the ring, Cesaro slams the bad arm into the mat, then yanks it through the ropes before standing on it. Cesaro applies a modified top wristlock, then shoves Bryan into the buckles. Bryan trips him face-first into the middle buckle, then begins nailing some kicks. Cesaro is set on the top rope, but he fights Bryan off and drives his knee into Bryan’s shoulder for 2. Cesaro hits a hammerlock slam and follows up with a double stomp to the shoulder for 2. Cesaro applies another wristlock, then slams the arm into the mat. He kicks the bad shoulder a few times, then snaps Bryan over by his arm. Bryan hits a back elbow out of the corner and goes for a dive, but Cesaro catches him mid-air with a shoulderbreaker for 2. Cesaro applies an armbar, then hits a European uppercut. Bryan recovers and low-bridges Cesaro to the floor and takes him out with a suicide dive. Cesaro gets rolled back in the ring, and that’s when Zeb climbs up onto the apron. He distracts Bryan, and that’s enough for Cesaro to boot him back to the floor. Swagger grabs a chair and approaches Bryan, but referee Chad Patton sees it and ejects Swagger from ringside. Zeb gets in Patton’s face, so Patton ejects him as well. Commercials.

Back from the break, Cesaro has Bryan in an armbar. We see Kane sitting at ringside now. Cesaro hits a running European uppercut in the corner, then sets Bryan on the top rope. After a couple of gut shots, Cesaro heads up for a superplex. Bryan fights him off before knocking him down with a headbutt. Bryan gets to his feet on the top and nails a seated missile dropkick. Bryan fires up the Yes! Kicks, but Cesaro blocks the Buzzsaw and goes right into the Cesaro Swing for 20 revolutions. Bryan rolls to the apron, and Cesaro shoves him the rest of the way to the floor before heading outside himself. Cesaro rolls Bryan back in, and when he gets himself back in, Bryan rolls him up in a small package for 2. Back to his feet, Bryan goes for a hurricanrana, but Cesaro counters into the Very European Uppercut for 2. Bryan pulls himself to his feet in the corner, and Cesaro nails him with a running European uppercut. He follows up with a series of gut shots, but Bryan surprises him with a running knee strike. Before Bryan can go for the pin, Kane hits the ring and drops Bryan with a chokeslam, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: Daniel Bryan. Kane grabs a mic and announces Bryan as the winner due to outside interference. As Bryan gets to his feet, Cesaro gets back in the ring and drops him with a Neutralizer.

Renee Young is standing by with Christian. She says we saw a new, aggressive attitude from Christian on Monday. Christian says he’s been desperate since he returned. The last couple of weeks haven’t gone how he wanted them to, and he’s more desperate than ever. No one is going to help him, and if he wants one more match, he’s gotta be desperate. Sheamus will find out just how desperate tonight, and he will go on, win the EC, and become the WWE World Champion if it’s the last thing he does in this company.

The Wyatt Family make their way down to the ring. Bray Wyatt says there isn’t much else to say. The Shield don’t realize it yet, but they are just three dominoes set up in a line. When they get knocked down, the next will follow. They beg people to believe in them. How will anyone believe in the Shield when they are crawling on their hands and knees, looking up at the eater of worlds? Follow the buzzards.

MATCH 2: The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt) vs. Rey Mysterio, Goldust and Cody Rhodes
Rey and Harper start the match. Harper immediately begins clubbing Rey across the back, then stands on his throat. Rey avoids a clothesline, tags Rhodes, and the two hit a double dropkick. Harper comes back with a right and a European uppercut, followed by a headbutt. Rhodes answers with a misdirection clothesline for 2. Harpter boots Rhodes and nails an uppercut. Rowan tags in and clubs Rhodes across the back. He knocks Rhodes down with a headbutt, then goes for a powerslam. Rhodes escapes and dropkicks Rowan in the knee. Goldust tags in and hits a gut shot, followed by an uppercut. He hits two more in the corner, and Rowan comes back with a kneelift. He misses a corner splash, but then catches a cross-body attempt by Goldust and turns it into a fall-away slam. Wyatt tags in and hits an uppercut. He sends Goldust sternum-first into the buckles before hitting a big cothesline. He stomps Goldust, then hits a big elbow for 1. Goldust gets choked over the middle rope as Rowan tags in. Rowan hits a headbutt, then boots Goldust in the gut. He nails a forearm to the head, and a jumping kneedrop gets 2. Harper tags and drops a trio of elbows before applying a rear chinlock. Goldust fights out with rights, but runs into a back elbow. Harper applies a quick Gator Roll, then turns it into a side headlock. He nails a couple of elbows to the back of the head, then locks in the Gator Roll/headlock combo once more. Goldust falls back into the corner, then hits a sunset flip powerbomb. Rhodes tags in and hits a springboard missile dropkick. He nails the Goldust uppercut, then comes off the top with a moonsault for 2. Rey makes a tag as Harper gets low-bridged. Rey kicks Harper in the face, and Rhodes skeeballs him into a splash on the outside. Rey hits a spinning headscissors on the floor before Harper rolls back in. He sets up the 619, but Harper recovers and nails a clothesline. Wyatt tags in and gets 2. Wyatt beats Rey down in the corner with headbutts. Rowan tags in, hits a bodyslam, then locks Rey in a swinging bearhug. Rey breaks the hold with elbows to the head and goes for another headscissors, but Rowan counters into a sidewalk slam for 2. Harper back in, and he stomps Rey down before raking the eyes. He hits a European uppercut, then another, then rakes at the face and hits a big suplex. Wyatt tags in and corner-whips Rey. Wyatt squashes him with an avalanche, but misses a second one as Rey counters with a drop-toehold into the middle buckle. Rowan tags in and gets nailed with a boot. Rey tags in Goldust, who hits a clothesline, an uppercut, an inverted atomic drop and a spinebuster. Harper receives an uppercut on the apron, then runs into a kneelift. He comes back with a back elbow and hits a cross-body from the top rope. Wyatt runs in and gets sent to the floor. Rowan receives an uppercut that sends him into the ropes. Rey comes in with a 619, and Goldust hits a powerslam for 2 as Harper breaks it up. Rey tries a hurricanrana on Harper, but gets caught and thrown into the barricade. Rhodes wipes Harper out with a top rope plancha as Wyatt makes the tag. Goldust sees him coming in and knocks him to the floor. He hits a bulldog on Rowan, then sets him up for the Golden Globes. Before he can hit it, Wyatt intercepts him with a running back elbow. He follows up with Sister Abigail and gets 3.

WINNERS: The Wyatt Family.

Byron Saxton is in the locker room with Sheamus. He asks about Christian tonight, as well as EC. Sheamus says he’s responsible for Christian’s new aggressive side. Christian is dangerous, but Sheamus couldn’t be happier. He’s looking forward to a knock-down, drag-out fight. Last week, he Brogue Kicked Christian by accident. Tonight, it’ll be on purpose.

Oh, for joy. We get another Emma/Summer Rae dance-off tonight.

Emma and Santino Marella make their way down to the ring, as Fandango and Summer Rae area already there. Renee Young goes over the rules, and the audience will determine the winner based on applause. You all know how this goes, and I’m sure you can all see the end result coming a mile away. Summer Rae is up first, and she dances. Emma does a dance called the “Advanced Shopping Trolley”, which is the exact same dance she always does, but to different music. Rae says she wasn’t ready, then asks for them to play Fandango’s music. She then does her normal ballroom stuff, ending in a split. Rae looks like Paris Hilton, and that’s not a compliment. Now it’s time for Emma’s crap. Again, this might as well be the same damn segment from Emma’s official debut a few weeks back. Of course, the crowd boos Rae and cheers Emma, so she’s declared the winner. Rae then tries to throw Emma to the floor, but Emma reverses. Fandango then drops Santino with a knee to the gut before dancing for Emma. Emma pushes him over Santino, then dropkicks him to the floor. JBL makes a joke about weed being legal in Colorado in regards to Emma winning.

Another video for Lana and Alexander Rusev.

MATCH 3: Dolph Ziggler vs. Titus O’Neil
Darren Young is on commentary. To think Ziggler was World Champion just a little over a year ago. Now he’ll be jobbing to Titus O’Neil, who was barely an afterthought back then. Ziggler applies a waistlock, but Titus escapes and tosses Ziggler away. Ziggler hits a couple of kicks and a dropkick. Titus catches a cross-body, hits a backbreaker and throws Ziggler face-first onto the mat. He nails a forearm to the back, then hits a chop in the corner before working on Ziggler’s right arm with an armbar. He picks Ziggler up for a rear chinlock, and Ziggler counters with a jawbreaker. He avoids a corner charge, ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body. Ziggler jumps on Titus in the corner and nails some punches to the head and hits a neckbreaker. He goes for the rocker dropper, but Titus sidesteps him and hits a big boot. Young leaves the announce desk and begins blowing on Titus’ whistle. Titus is distracted, and Ziggler rolls him up for 3.

WINNER: Dolph Ziggler. Looks like I was wrong about Ziggler losing. Still, he should be higher on the card.

MATCH 4: WWE Tag Team Co-Champion the Road Dogg (w/Billy Gunn) vs. Jimmy Uso (w/Jey Uso)
The two lock up, and Jimmy backs Dogg into the corner. Dogg nails a couple of rights, then throws Jimmy to the adjacent corner. Jimmy blocks an Irish whip and goes for a hiptoss. Dogg blocks it and hits a running boot to the head for 2. Dogg applies a rear chinlock, then kicks Jimmy in the back. He follows up with a boot to the gut and a shot to the head before getting 2 off a snapmare. Dogg applies a rear chinlock, and Jimmy fights out before getting clubbed down. Dogg comes off the ropes and runs into a Samoan drop. Jimmy ducks a clothesline and hits a mule kick. Dogg comes back with the Juke ‘n’ Jive, but Jimmy avoids the last shot and hits a full-nelson bomb. He goes for a running hip bump, but Dogg slides to the floor. He hits an uppercut, gets back in the ring and goes for the Stretch Armstrong. Jimmy escapes and lands a superkick for 3.

WINNER: Jimmy Uso.

MATCH 5: Sheamus vs. Christian
They lock up, and Sheamus backs Christian to the corner before giving a clean break. They do the same spot again, and Sheamus challenges Christian to get aggressive. Christian applies a side headlock, then gets shouldered off the ropes. Christian applies a waistlock, but Sheamus breaks it and hits another shoulderblock. Christian rolls to the apron for a break, then gets back in for another lock-up. He breaks the hold and hits a trio of uppercuts. Sheamus no-sells them and assaults Christian in the corner. Christian gets whipped across the ring and Sheamus goes for a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Christian escapes, then low-bridges Sheamus to the floor. He misses a baseball slide, and Sheamus picks him up in an attempt to lawn-dart him into the ring post. Christian escapes, so Sheamus picks him up and hits a rolling fireman’s carry slam on the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Sheamus drives his knee into Christian’s back, then applies a rear chinlock/armbar combo. Christian fights out and nails an uppercut. He escapes a slam attempt, trips Sheamus into the middle rope and goes for the outside-in uppercut. Sheamus blocks it, pulls Christian to the apron and goes for the tied-up forearms. Christian drops to the floor, and Sheamus rams him back-first into the barricade. Sheamus charges in, and Christian backdrops him into the timekeeper’s area. He tears the barricade padding off, and pulls Sheamus’ arm through the metal frame several times, slamming his shoulder into the metal in the process. Christian rolls Sheamus back in the ring, then hits a missile dropkick from the middle rope for 2. Christian continues to work on Sheamus’ arm and shoulder, then ties it up through the ropes for a 4-count. Sheamus tries to fight back from his knees, but Christian stops him with a double axe handle to the shoulder. He folds Sheamus’ arm up and stomps his elbow, then hits an elevated stomp from the ropes. Christian applies a top wristlock and turns it into a pinning combination for 2. He drops a few headbutts to the bad shoulder for another 2, then locks in an armbar. Sheamus breaks the hold with a gut shot, and now the two trade punches. Christian hits a kick and looks for the Killswitch. Sheamus counters into a back suplex. Christian escapes and hits an uppercut. They trade punches, and Christian hits a back elbow in the corner. He goes up top, but Sheamus recovers and launches Christian back down to the mat. Sheamus is up first, and he hits an Irish Hammer, a clothesline, a running shoulder thrust, a running kneelift and a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for 2. Christian hits a boot in the corner and goes for a tornado DDT, but switches mid-move and hits a tornado armbar takedown for 2. He follows up with an inside-out uppercut and goes for an inverted hotshot. Sheamus counters into the forearm strikes and goes for another rolling fireman’s carry. Christian slides out and sends Sheamus shoulder-first into the ring post for 2. Christian mounts the middle rope and goes for a tornado DDT. Sheamus counters into a pair of Irish Curses and signals for the Brogue Kick. Christian sees it coming and slides to the floor. Sheamus chases him back in, avoids a shoulder on the apron and hits a high knee. Sheamus goes up top, and Christian armdrags him down. Christian’s turn, and he hits a spinning back elbow from the top. He looks for the Killswitch, but Sheamus counters into White Noise and gets 3.

WINNER: Sheamus. That was actually a really great main event if you get the chance to check it out. Sheamus is so much better than most give him credit for.

As Sheamus is celebrating, Christian knocks him off the buckles, and he lands shoulder-first on the floor outside.

End of show.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results and February 14 Recap

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

WWE Friday Night SmackDown opens up with a big six-man tag team match featuring The Shield and Daniel Bryan.

MATCH 1: Daniel Bryan, Christian and Sheamus vs. The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins)
Christian immediately gets booted by Rollins, who then stomps Christian down. Reigns tags in and nails a headbutt to the gut. He follows up with another to the face. Christian ducks a clothesline and a back elbow before hitting a cross-body. Reigns catches it and goes for a powerslam, but Christian escapes, nails an uppercut and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus nails some rights and throws Reigns to the corner. He hits a few strikes before Reigns comes back with a kneelift and a headbutt. Sheamus runs into a back elbow, but then catches Reigns in a rolling fireman’s carry slam. Sheamus lands a big kneedrop for 2, then nails a pair of European uppercuts. Reigns comes back with a kneelift and an uppercut. Ambrose tags in and hits a few strikes before grinding his forearm across Sheamus’ face. Sheamus recovers and tags in Bryan, who fires up the Yes! Kicks in the corner. He backflips off a corner charge, ducks a clothesline and lands his own. He follows up with a running corner dropkick and a super hurricanrana for 2. Bryan immediately goes into the Yes! Lock, but breaks it when the other members of the Shield enter the ring. Christian and Sheamus do the same, evening things up. The referee gets the ring cleared up, and we’re back to Bryan and Ambrose. Ambrose immediately tags out to Reigns. They lock up, and Reigns backs Bryan into the corner. Bryan ducks a clothesline, hits a few kicks and sends Reigns across the ring. Bryan tries for the dropkick again, but Reigns moves out of the way, sending Bryan crashing into the buckles. Ambrose tags in, and he foot-chokes Bryan in the heel corner before tagging in Rollins, who nails a right to the gut. Rollins applies a modified camel clutch, but Bryan breaks free. Rollins nails him in the back with a kick, then follows up with a double axe handle and a series of kneedrops. He applies a rear chinlock now, but Bryan wills his way back to his feet. Rollins sends him into the buckles, where he misses a splash. Sheamus tags in, does his usual “hot tag” offense, then gets pushed to the floor. Sheamus recovers, jumps on the apron and ties Rollins up for the forearm shots from the apron. Up top, Rollins catches him with a kick to the head. Reigns tags in and hits a running seated dropkick on the apron, knocking Sheamus to the floor.

Reigns throws Sheamus into the barricade before rolling him back in. Ambrose tags in, and he stomps Sheamus down. Sheamus tries to fight back from his knees, but Ambrose overwhelms him before tagging in Rollins. Rollins nails some boots to the gut, then stomps Sheamus down in the corner. He hits the running corner splash this time, and that’s enough for just a 1-count. Rollins rakes at Sheamus’ face before tagging out to Reigns, who tees off on Sheamus’ head. Reigns continues the assault in the corner, and that’s when Sheamus begins to fight back. Reigns drops him with a kick, then slams him face-first into the mat before applying a front chancery. Sheamus pushes Reigns back to his corner, so Reigns breaks the hold and knocks Bryan off the apron. After trash-talking Christian, he turns around right into the Irish Curse. Rollins tags in and misses a running senton. Christian and Ambrose both tag in. Christian hits a forearm off the ropes, then mounts the corner for some punches before hitting a big uppercut. He drops to the outside, dodges Rollins, jumps on the apron and back into the ring, where he hits a tornado DDT on Ambrose for 2. Reigns and Rollins break up the pin, so Bryan comes off the top and levels them with a double seated dropkick. He fires up the Yes! Kicks on both and goes for the Buzzsaw on Reigns. Reigns blocks it and goes for a powerbomb, but Bryan counters with a hurricanrana, sending Reigns to the floor. He ducks a pair of clotheslines from Rollins and nails Reigns with a suicide dive on the outside. Rollins follows up with one of his own on Bryan. Back in the ring, Christian nails a falling inverted DDT on Ambrose for 2. Rollins tries a dive on Christian from the top, but misses. When he gets back up, Sheamus levels him with a Brogue Kick. Ambrose nails Sheamus with a knee, then gets caught in the Killswitch by Christian. Ambrose escapes, and Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick on him. Ambrose shoves Christian in the way, and Sheamus drops his own partner before turning around into a spear by Reigns. Ambrose snags a quick pin on Christian and gets the 3.

WINNERS: The Shield.

MATCH 2: Fandango (w/Summer Rae) vs. The Miz
The two lock up, and Fandango immediately applies a side headlock. He then shoulders Miz off the ropes. The two crisscross until Miz dropkicks Fandango in the knee. He hits some corner mounted punches, blocks a boot and kicks Fandango in the leg. Fandango shakes it off and nails a clothesline for 2 before stomping Miz in the head. Miz fights back from his knees, blocks a punch and hits the Reality Check. Fandango escapes the neckbreaker half of the move and lands a dropkick for 2 before applying a rear chinlock. Miz elbows out, but then gets caught with a knee. Fandango tries for a back suplex, but Miz flips out, hits a boot in the corner, a couple of clotheslines, another boot, a botched kneelift and the full Reality Check. He signals for the SCF, then decides on the figure-4. Fandango kicks him off, sending him shoulder-first into the ring post. Santino Marella and Emma march their way down to the ring, and Summer Rae steps between them in the ring. Emma shoves her, so Rae slaps Emma, leading to a catfight. In the ring, Fandango dumps Miz outside. Marella nails the Cobra on Fandango behind the ref’s back, and Miz comes back in to hit the Skull-Crushing Finale for 3.

WINNER: The Miz.

Byron Saxton is backstage with Cesaro. He says Cesaro must be excited about EC, and facing Randy Orton tonight one-on-one. Cesaro says everyone thinks the same way the rest of the world does, and that he can’t beat Orton. Tonight, he’ll prove the world wrong, and not only can he become WWE World Champion, but he will be. At that point, that’s when he’ll be excited.

MATCH 3-Fatal 4-Way Match to determine a new #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship: Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Kofi Kingston
IC Champion Big E is on commentary. Swagger and Mysterio get nailed with Henry clotheslines, and Kofi receives a spinebuster. Swagger gets dumped to the floor, and now Kofi and Mysterio try to double-team Henry before they succeed with a double dropkick. They follow up with a pair of seated dropkicks, sending Henry rolling to the outside. Mysterio trips Kofi, they crisscross, and Kofi nails a big jumping back elbow for 2. Kofi misses a kick and goes for a sunset flip, but Mysterio rolls through and lands a kick to the face for 2. Swagger trips Mysterio from the outside, gets in the ring, misses a clothesline and goes for a powerslam on Kofi. Kofi escapes and Mysterio hits Swagger with a spinning headscissors, sending him to the floor. Kofi levels Mysterio with a clothesline and hits a running somersault plancha on Swagger on the outside. Mysterio hits Kofi with a cannonball from the apron, and now Henry is the only one left in the ring. Swagger re-enters and nails a front chopblock on Henry. He follows up with a pair of Swagger Bombs. Kofi knocks him down with a springboard, and Mysterio hits a dropkick on Kofi. Swagger is in position for the 619, but Swagger pops up with a clothesline for 2. Swagger sets Mysterio up in the corner and nails him with a series of kneelifts. He sets Mysterio on the tope and looks for a superplex, but Mysterio kicks him away and hits another cannonball. He comes off the ropes with a spinning headscissors, nails an uppercut and hits a bodyscissors into a bulldog for 2 as Kofi breaks it up. Mysterio reverses a corner whip from Kofi and charges in, but Kofi moves, and Mysterio crashes shoulder-first into the ring post. Swagger sends Kofi into the corner, but Kofi hits a springboard seated dropkick. He follows up with a clothesline, a double chop and a dropkick. He connects with a jumping clothesline and signals for the Boom Drop, which also connects. Kofi now looks for TIP, then sees Mysterio trying to come back in. Kofi knocks him off the apron, then avoids a charge from behind by Swagger, nailing him with the Pendulum. Up top now, Swagger meets Kofi for a superplex, and that’s when Henry comes in fron behind and powerbombs Swagger. Kofi is still up, and Mysterio re-enters the ring, nailing Henry with forearms. Henry comes back with a big boot, but then gets hit with a double axe handle from the top by Kofi. He shakes it off and nails a big clothesline before going for a powerslam on Swagger. Swagger escapes, chopblocks the knee and applies the Patriot Lock. Henry turns on his back and kicks Swagger off. Mysterio hits a 619 to the gut of Henry, and Kofi follows up with Trouble in Paradise, sending Henry to the floor. Swagger gets booted by Mysterio in the corner, as does Kofi. Swagger comes in and hits a double German suplex on both of them as Kofi blocks a bodyscissors by Mysterio. Kofi gets tossed to the floor and now Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock on Mysterio. Mysterio counters, sending Swagger into the ropes for the 619. As he goes for it, Kofi comes back in from out of nowhere and levels Mysterio with Trouble in Paradise. Kofi goes for the pin, but Henry pulls Mysterio to the floor. Kofi dropkicks him through the ropes and tries to skin the cat on Swagger. Swagger blocks it and applies the Patriot Lock. Kofi rolls through and goes for TIP, but Swagger blocks it and applies the Patriot Lock for the submission win.

WINNER AND NEW #1 CONTENDER: Jack Swagger.

MATCH 4: Goldust, Cody Rhodes and the Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. Rybaxel (Curtis Axel & Ryback) and WWE Tag Team Champions the New-Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg)
Gunn and Goldust start this match with a Goldust side headlock. Goldust then shoulders Gunn off the ropes. The two crisscross, and Goldust then hits an inverted atomic drop followed by the Goldust Uppercut and an armdrag. Gunn nails a right and tags in Dogg, who runs into a hiptoss for 2. Rhodes tags in and begins assaulting Dogg in the corner. Dogg reverses a corner whip, and Rhodes counters that with an Oklahoma Roll for 2. Dogg nails Rhodes in the gut and hits a forearm to the head. Rhodes comes back with a misdirection clothesline for 2, then applies an armbar. Jimmy tags in and comes off the top with a double axe handle. Jey tags in, and the Usos hit a double-elbow to the gut, followed by a double-elbow drop for 2. Dogg comes back with a kneelift and tags in Axel, who nails a gut shot. Axel hits a right to the head, avoids a back body drop and hits a dropkick. Jey rolls to the apron, and Axel slingshots to the floor, nailinging Jey on the way down. Back in the ring, Axel stomps Jey down in the corner before knee-choking him. Ryback tags in and nails Jey with a series of shots before hitting some shoulder thrusts in the corner. He sends Jey hard across the ring, then stomps him down near the ropes before choking him over the bottom rope. Jey gets thrown to the corner, and Ryback nails a knife-edge. Ryback then does it on the opposite side before Jey comes back with chops of his own. Ryback botches a press-slam, then tags in Gunn. Gunn knocks Jey down with a right for 2, then hits a kneedrop. Dogg back in, and he kicks Jey in the ribs before choking him across the top rope. Jey is hung up in the ropes, and Dogg kicks him to the apron before dragging him back in for 2. Dogg applies a rear chinlock, but Jey breaks it by stomping the foot. Dogg tags in Ryback, and he nails a forearm to the back before hitting a delayed vertical suplex for 2. Ryback applies a modified cobra clutch, but Jey manages to elbow out and hit an uppercut. Ryback recovers and nails a back elbow before tagging in Gunn. Gunn throws Jey to the corner, then knocks him down with a right. He picks Jey up, only to knock him down once more. He goes for a corner splash, but Jey moves out of the way, sending Gunn face-first into the top buckle. Dogg and Jimmy tag in, and Jimmy ducks a clothesline before nailing Ryback with a superkick on the apron. He hits Dogg with a spinning back elbow, then nails Axel with a forearm on the apron. Dogg receives a mule kick and a Samoan drop while Gunn receives a full-nelson bomb. Both Outlaws are slumped in the corners, so Jimmy hits them with a pair of running hip bumps for 2 on Dogg as Axel breaks it up. Rhodes enters the ring, as does Axel. Axel gets tossed, and Rhodes levels him with a plancha on the floor. Ryback throws Rhodes head-first into the barricade, and Goldust takes Ryback out with a somersault plancha from the apron. In the ring, the Usos nail Dogg with a double-superkick, and Jimmy goes up for the Samoan Splash as Jey takes out the heels on the outside with a suicide dive. Jimmy connects with the Splash and gets 3.

WINNERS: Goldust, Cody Rhodes and the Usos.

Renee Young is standing by with Randy Orton. She reminds him of his score in the Chamber Gauntlet. She asks if he’s been treated unfairly. He says no, and understands why the Authority is placing these challenges before him; to make him a stronger champion. He basically calls Cesaro a liar, and the Authority wants “the Viper”, so that’s what they and Cesaro are going to get.

We get another video for Alexander Rusev and Lana.

MATCH 5: Damien Sandow vs. Darren Young
Titus O’Neil is on commentary for this match. Young applies a side headlock, shoulders Sandow off the ropes, crisscrosses and hits an inverted atomic drop. Young then clotheslines Sandow to the floor before taunting Titus. Sandow dropkicks Young in the knee before hitting a side-Russian legsweep into the barricade. Back in the ring, Sandow gets a pair of 2-counts. Young comes back with rights before getting hit with a kitchen sink. Sandow goes for the You’re Welcome, but Young counters with a quick roll-up for 3.

WINNER: Darren Young. Titus nails Young from behind after the match. Young gets back to his feet and tackles Titus before nailing him with a forearm. Young rips part of Titus’ suit, and Titus heads to the back.

MATCH 6: Cesaro (w/Zeb Colter) vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton (non-title)
Cesaro tries a quick schoolboy for 1, and Orton bails to the floor. Back in the ring, Orton tries the same move, getting 1, then slides out to the floor once again. Back in, Cesaro hits a waistlock takedown, spins around Orton and turns the hold into a bridge for 2. He hangs on and hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex for 2. Cesaro lands the double-stomp for another 2, then hits a series of European uppercuts in the corner. Orton rebounds off a corner whip with a clothesline, then hits a European uppercut of his own. Cesaro shakes it off, hits a few more uppercuts, sends Orton across the ring and hits a running version for 2. Orton bails to the floor, and Cesaro follows him this time. Orton sends Cesaro into the barricades twice, then hits a clothesline before rolling back into the ring. Cesaro beats the count, and Orton meets him with a series of strikes for 2. Orton applies a sleeper, but Cesaro counters with a back suplex for 2. Orton gets hit with another European uppercut, and Cesaro follows up with a jumping elbow for 2. Orton slides to the floor, then asks for the doctor to come check on his arm, claiming he’s hurt. Cesaro heads outside, and Orton boots him in the gut before hitting a back suplex across the barricade. Cesaro gets slammed face-first into the announce desk, then rolls Cesaro back in for 2. Orton applies a rear chinlock, but Cesaro elbows his way out. The two then trade European uppercuts. Cesaro begins to dominate, but then runs into a back elbow that sends him to the floor. Orton heads out and slams Cesaro face-first into the apron. He throws Cesaro into the barricade, but Cesaro shakes it off and runs through Orton with a clothesline. Orton gets thrown back into the ring, and he meets Cesaro with a boot through the ropes. He sets up for the suspended DDT, but Cesaro counters into the Cesaro Swing. Orton gets a rope break, but Cesaro traps him on a second try and swings him around 18 times to a huge pop. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Orton counters with a back body drop. Cesaro lands on his feet, misses a clothesline and gets hit with a powerslam for 2. Orton throws Cesaro to the apron, connecting with the suspended DDT this time, looks up at the Wrestlemania XXX logo, points at it, then coils up for the RKO. Cesaro blocks it with a European uppercut to the back of the head, then nails him with a Very European Uppercut for 2. Orton pulls himself to his feet in the corner, dodges a charge and hits a dropkick for 2. Cesaro rolls to the apron, where Orton picks him up and sends him face-first into the top buckle. Orton pulls Cesaro up and goes for the Ace Superplex. Cesaro blocks it and hits a sunset-flip powerbomb before hitting a rolling European uppercut. He connects with the Neutralizer and gets…and gets 3!

WINNER: Cesaro. Hot damn! I did not see that coming. Huge, huge, HUGE win for Cesaro, and a damn impressive one at that.

End of show.

That main event was excellent, made even better by the big Cesaro win. If that match doesn’t prove to everyone that Cesaro is a big money, main event player, I don’t know what will.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results and February 7 Recap

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

MATCH 1: WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns (w/Seth Rollins) vs. Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler
Rollins is on commentary. Before the match starts, we see what happened on RAW when Ambrose tagged himself in during a 6-man. Kofi and Ambrose start. Ambrose hits a hip throw after a quick exchange. Ambrose applies an arm wringer, but Kofi flips out and counters into a side headlock before tripping Ambrose and hitting a quick splash for 2. Ziggler tags in and the faces hit a double hiptoss for 2. Ambrose boots Ziggler and applies a side headlock before shouldering Ziggler off the ropes. The two crisscross until Ziggler goes for a hiptoss. Ambrose blocks it and misses a clothesline. Ziggler knocks him down with a right, hits a series of elbows and caps it off with the Show-Off Elbow for a total of 10 shots, which gets him a 2-count. Ambrose backs Ziggler into the corner and Reigns tags himself in. He knocks Ziggler down with a big uppercut, then foot-chokes him over the bottom rope. Reigns snaps Ziggler’s arm and tags in Ambrose, who kicks the arm before hitting a power-drive elbow for 2. Ambrose goes for a suplex, but Ziggler escapes and hits a dropkick. Kofi tags in and hits a springboard clothesline. He knocks Reigns off the apron, then drops Ambrose with a pair of double chops and a dropkick. Ambrose blocks a jumping clothesline and hits a Stun Gun. Reigns tags in and, as Kofi is draped across the bottom rope, Reigns hits a jumping dropkick from the floor to the side of Kofi’s head. Back in the ring, Reigns scores 2, then nails Kofi with a right before tagging in Ambrose, who hits a body blow and a modified short-arm clothesline. Ambrose lands a jumping stomp, then boots Kofi in the head before tagging in Reigns. Reigns drops Kofi with a body blow. Kofi fights back from his knees, but gets nailed with a boot and a suplex for 2. Reigns applies a side headlock, but Kofi elbows out before running into a back elbow. Reigns slams Kofi’s face into the mat, then drags Kofi to his corner. Ambrose tags in and stomps Kofi in the back before applying a front chancery. Kofi tries to power himself to his corner, but Ambrose cuts him off with some kneelifts and a butterfly suplex for 2. Ambrose applies a rear chinlock now, driving his knee into Kofi’s back in the process. Kofi gets back to his feet and fights out before getting hit with a kitchen sink. Ambrose hits some shots in the corner and sets him up on the top rope for a butterfly superplex. Kofi breaks free and knocks Ambrose back down before he hits a top-rope cross-body. Ambrose tries to prevent a tag, but Kofi breaks free and lands a big roundhouse. Reigns and Ziggler tag in. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body off the ropes. He follows up with a dropkick and a jumping splash in the corner. He goes right into some mounted punches and a neckbreaker. He calls for the rocker dropper, but Reigns blocks it and hits him with a blue thunder bomb. He signals for the Superman Punch, but Ambrose tries to tag himself in. Reigns backs off, and the temporary distraction allows Kofi to grab Ambrose and drop him to the floor. In the ring, Ziggler hits a leaping DDT on Reigns for 2. Outside, Rollins tries for a distraction. Kofi sees him coming and goes for TIP, but misses. Ambrose grabs him from behind and throws him head-first into the barricade. In the ring, Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Reigns shakes him off and levels him with the Superman Punch. Reigns then hits a spear and tags in Ambrose. Ambrose quickly goes for the cover and gets 3.

WINNERS: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. The two appear to be arguing once more, and Rollins steps in between to calm them down. The lights go out and the Wyatt Family appears on the TitanTron. Luke Harper is whistling as Bray Wyatt is laughing. Wyatt says the Shield are bickering like children, consumed by pride, beating their chests at one another to see who in the Shield has the sharpest teeth. Fools. The Shield thinks Wyatt is a façade, a joke. If they could only see the monster that lives behind his eyes, they’d realize how real he is. Harper says those that deny them…I don’t know what else is said because my feed cuts out here and goes right into the next segment. Sorry everyone.

Daniel Bryan makes his way down to the ring. Last Monday on RAW, the Authority said they might make him the new face of WWE if he could beat Randy Orton. What the Authority doesn’t understand is he doesn’t want to be the face of WWE; he just wants to be him, and that’s great. When he beat Orton, the Authority showed their true colors when the Director of Operations Kane came out, interfered in the match and chokeslammed him. We see the footage in question, then it’s back to Bryan. He says that ever since Kane aligned himself with the Authority, Bryan has stayed out of his way. Not anymore after Monday. So, why doesn’t Kane come down here and explain how he turned into a big, red, corporate sell-out who stabs his friends in the back?

Kane comes out on the stage and starts to talk, but Bryan says he can’t hear Kane from way back there. So, why doesn’t he come down to the ring for a face-to-face? Kane says that won’t be necessary. On behalf of the Authority, he’s here to apologize. As the DOO, he’s not permitted to engage in physical activity with WWE stars without provocation. He acted of his own volition. It was unprofessional and unfitting of someone in an executive office. Bryan doesn’t understand any of this. Kane is the “devil’s favorite demon”. They used to be WWE Tag Team Champions together, and even hugged it out live on TV a few times. What happened to that version of Kane? That Kane made Bryan a better person and became his friend. He gets it. The Authority tried to put him in a $1000 suit, too, but he told them to stick it. He hoped Kane would say the same thing. Unfortunately, Kane embraced it. Bryan speaks for every single person in the WWE Universe when he says this: take that cheap tie off, go get your mask out of that damn office and get rid of the stupid Corporate Kane. Kane says Bryan is right: they do have history, but it’s exactly that-history. He’s traded in the undisclosed location somewhere in the bowels of an arena for a corner office. Frankly, he couldn’t be happier. He’s glad Team Hell No! is over, and he & Bryan are not friends. They never were friends. A wise man once said that, in this business, you can either make friends or make money, and Kane is doing pretty well for himself right now. Bryan says different people have different priorities, because he considers himself to be doing pretty well right now, but that’s because he’s got an entire arena full of friends right here. And since Kane seems to be not caring about friends, why doesn’t he come down to the ring and they can settle this right now like two guys who aren’t friends at all? Kane says that isn’t going to happen. But, since Bryan is in the mood for action, he’ll allow Bryan to compete. In fact, as an act of good faith, he has scheduled Bryan in a match with an opponent who is also in the Elimination Chamber, Antonio Cesaro. Good luck, Daniel.

Oh, man. That match is going to be sweet.

We get another video for Alexander Rusev and Lana.

MATCH 2: Nikki Bella (w/Brie Bella) vs. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee (w/Tamina Snuka, non-title)
AJ immediately applies a side headlock, but gets thrown off. AJ charges and goes for a sunset flip, but Nikki puts on the breaks and lifts AJ up by her neck and throws her into the corner. Nikki hits a bodyslam, then sends AJ into the corner. AJ avoids a charge and applies a scissored sleeper. Nikki breaks it by ramming AJ into the corner, but AJ recovers and dropkicks Nikki in the back for 2. AJ goes for a neckbreaker, but Nikki counters into a weak ace crusher. She follows up with a clothesline, a dropkick and a sloppy version of an STO. Nikki hits a back body drop off the ropes, then goes for an Argentinean backbreaker. Tamina jumps on the apron, which leads Brie to do the same thing. AJ manages to escape, and Nikki grabs her by the hair. She tries to ram AJ into Tamina, but rams her into Brie instead, knocking Brie into the announce desk. AJ nails Nikki from behind and applies the Black Widow for the submission win.

WINNER: AJ Lee.

Titus O’Neil is in the back, and is apparently going to be interviewing someone. He says this woman has been begging him for an interview, so without further ado, here’s his guest, Renee Young. Renee then takes over the interview, saying Titus attacked Darren Young out of nowhere. Titus takes offense to that, saying he and Darren tagged for 2 years. He calls himself “Mr. No Days Off”, but for 731 days, that brother was off. In that time, he could have won a lot of championships. Darren has a lot of great qualities, such as his nice hair, but he’s not Titus. Titus looks good, smells good and has a beautiful smile. From now on, the only weight he’s carrying is WWE championships. Titus dismisses Renee, and that’s when he’s jumped by Darren. Darren slams him into a wall, throws him over a table, slams him into an equipment box and then tackles him, assaulting him with punches in the process. Eventually, some referees pull Darren off.

Renee Young is standing by with Alberto Del Rio. She shows ADR the footage from RAW when he attacked Batista, then asks why he continues to antagonize Batista. ADR calls Batista an animal, and he’s an animal tamer. He’s going to turn Batista into a little puppy, drinking milk from a saucer. He then says something in Spanish. I didn’t realize puppies drank milk. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s really bad for them.

MATCH 3: Antonio Cesaro (w/Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger) vs. Daniel Bryan
The two lock up, and Bryan applies a waistlock. Cesaro counters and hits a takedown before backing Bryan into the corner. Cesaro nails a body blow and a knife-edge. Cesaro throws Bryan to the corner for another chop, but Bryan recovers, throws Cesaro to the corner and drops him with a series of kicks. Bryan then turns to some kneelifts before hitting a kitchen sink. Bryan applies an arm wringer, and my feed scrambles a bit here. When it comes back up, Cesaro drops Bryan with a European uppercut for 2. He goes for several more pins, but Bryan continues to kick out. Bryan eventually goes for a monkey flip, but instead pops up even higher and snaps off a hurricanrana. He fires up the Yes! Kicks, but Cesaro blocks the final one and turns it into a powerbomb for 2. Cesaro shoulders Bryan off the ropes, the two crisscross, and Bryan hits a hiptoss before locking in a short-arm scissors. Cesaro counters into a pin for a 1-count, and Bryan rolls him back over into the hold. Eventually, Cesaro powers through and lifts Bryan over his head while still in the hold before dropping him in a modified electric chair. Bryan gets shoved into the corner, where Cesaro nails him with a series of strikes. He follows up with a quick suplex and floats over into a pin for 2 before applying a rear chinlock. Bryan elbows out, but gets nailed in the face with a knee. Bryan flips off a corner whip, ducks a clothesline and nails one of his own. Cesaro pulls himself to his feet in the corner, where Bryan nails him with a running dropkick. He sets Cesaro up top and snaps off a super hurricanrana for 2. Bryan hits more Yes! Kicks and goes for the Buzzsaw. Cesaro ducks and rolls Bryan up in a schoolboy for 2. Bryan gets back to his feet and goes for the Yes! Lock, but Cesaro counters with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Cesaro nails a headbutt, then knee-chokes Bryan over the middle rope. Cesaro slides to the floor and nails a leaping European uppercut. Back in the ring, Cesaro catapults Bryan underneath the bottom rope before rolling him over for 2. Cesaro hits a butterfly suplex for another 2-count, then goes right for a rear chinlock. Bryan fights out and goes for a sunset flip, getting 2. Cesaro rolls through and hits a double stomp for 2. Bryan pulls himself to his feet, where Cesaro hits him with a running European uppercut in the corner for another 2. Cesaro goes back to the chinlock, but drives his knee into the side of Bryan’s head as well. Bryan breaks free and fights Cesaro off, but Cesaro comes back with a running boot. Cesaro charges at Bryan, but Bryan low-bridges him to the floor. Swagger checks on Cesaro, and Bryan wipes him out with a running knee from the apron. Cesaro charges at Bryan once more, and Bryan sidesteps him, sending him into the barricade. Bryan rolls Cesaro back in the ring and goes up top, where he goes for the dropkick. However, Cesaro nails him with a European uppercut on the way down and gets a 2-count. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Bryan gets to the bottom rope. Cesaro pulls him back to the middle, and Bryan rolls him up in a small package for 2. Back up, Cesaro turns Bryan inside-out with a clothesline. He signals for the Neutralizer, but Bryan counters into the Yes! Lock. Cesaro starts to counter that into another tilt-a-whirl, but Bryan escapes and hits a spinning headscissors into an armbar before quickly applying the Yes! Lock for the submission win.

WINNER: Daniel Bryan. After the match, Kane comes out. Bryan challenges him to come down to the ring, which allows Cesaro to nail Bryan from behind before taking him out with the Neutralizer. Kane enters the ring and picks Bryan up by the throat before hitting a chokeslam.

Renee Young is standing by with Randy Orton. She asks him about his “Chamber gauntlet” over the next few weeks. Orton ignores that and instead talks about how Daniel Bryan beating him on RAW was a total fluke. Tonight, he has Christian, and he will beat him. On RAW, he’ll beat John Cena. Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus will follow, and at EC, he will beat all five of them and remain the greatest superstar ever.

MATCH 4: Ryback (w/Curtis Axel) vs. Sheamus
The two lock up, and Sheamus breaks it with a kneelift. He applies a side headlock now, then ducks a clothesline before hitting one of his own. Axel tries to trip Sheamus, but to no avail. Sheamus nails Ryback with a few shots, avoids a bodyslam and hits a rolling fireman’s carry slam. Sheamus drops to the floor and levels Axel with a Brogue Kick. On the apron now, Sheamus shoulders Ryback, then ties him up for the forearm shots. He hits a few before Ryback nails some back elbows, pulls Sheamus in by the neck and hits a standing spinebuster. Ryback connects with a corner clothesline before whipping Sheamus across the ring. Sheamus drops to the mat, and Ryback proceeds to foot-choke him. He follows up with a bodyslam and a Warrior Splash for 2. Ryback applies a cobra clutch, but Sheamus is able to escape by headbutting Ryback. Ryback recovers and hits a backpack stunner. Ryback heads up top and goes for a splash, which misses. Sheamus nails a back elbow, hits a few rights, a pair of Irish Hammers, a running shoulder in the corner. He goes for a running kneelift, but Ryback sidesteps him and presses him over his head. Sheamus escapes and hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Sheamus signals for the Brogue Kick and goes for it, but Ryback catches him with a powerbomb mid-move for 2. Ryback signals for the Meat Hook and charges, but Sheamus meets him with a Brogue Kick for 3.

WINNER: Sheamus.

Goldust is in the ring for a match, but before we get to that, we get a cut-away promo from him and his half-brother, Cody Rhodes. Goldust admits he and Rhodes are now desperate. Rhodes took a risk, a nearly death-defying risk, at winning the titles back. Tonight, Goldust takes that risk. Rhodes says desperate men do desperate things.

MATCH 5: Goldust (w/Cody Rhodes) vs. Bray Wyatt (w/Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)
Goldust takes Wyatt down with an armdrag. Wyatt comes back with right hands, then sends Goldust across the corner. He misses a splash, but then hangs upside down in the corner, taunting Goldust. Goldust hits a few rights, ducks a clothesline and runs into a back elbow. Wyatt rolls to the floor and nails Goldust with an uppercut as he hangs off the apron. He shoves the back of Goldust’s neck into the middle rope, then crawls back in. He stomps Goldust in the chest, then hits a falling headbutt for 2. Wyatt applies a double-trapezius claw, but Goldust fights out with gut shots. Wyatt nails a kick and sends Goldust into the corner, but Goldust counters with a springboard back elbow. Goldust ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. He follows up with another one and a Goldust Uppercut (sorry, I don’t know what else to call that since both he and his brother use it now, and I’m not that clever). Goldust hits some corner mounted punches, then hits a hurricanrana from the middle rope. He ducks another clothesline and hits a spinebuster. Wyatt rolls to the floor, and Goldust follows, hitting a somersault plancha from the apron. Reminds me of Mini Goldust from WWE’s brief run with AAA back in 1997. Goldust rolls Wyatt back in the ring, and on the outside, Harper and Rowan take out Rhodes. In the ring, Wyatt nails Goldust in the back of the head, then drags him to the middle of the ring before laying him out with Sister Abigail for 3.

WINNER: Bray Wyatt. Rhodes covers Goldust after the match to protect him as Wyatt taunts them both. The Shield appear on the TitanTron and Dean Ambrose says it’s cute that Wyatt thinks he can call them bickering children, but watch it, because you’re talking to the hounds. The Wyatts think they are too full of their own pride, and they are. They have a lot of pride because they are the best unit in this industry. When they get the Wyatts in the ring at EC, they own the Wyatts. Seth Rollins says he doesn’t care if they are monsters or men; they are not afraid of the Wyatts. He will scrape their beards off their faces with his boot for one reason: the Wyatts cost them the opportunity to be in the Chamber. Roman Reigns says they don’t understand that one of them would have become the WWE World Champion. Fortunately, the Shield have a few methods for making people understand. Ambrose says it’s time for some justice, boys. Believe in the Shield.

MATCH 6: Christian vs. WWE World Champion Randy Orton (non-title)
The two lock up, then quickly break before going right back to it. Orton applies a side headlock, then shoulders Christian off the ropes. They crisscross until Christian hits a shoulderblock of his own. Orton boots Christian in the gut, then knees him in the head, kicks him in the ribs and nails him in the chest with a series of forearms. Christian tosses Orton to the floor a minute later, then dropkicks him through the ropes. He goes for a slingshot plancha, but Orton sidesteps him, sending Christian face-first into the floor. Christian gets rolled back into the ring, and Orton follows. Christian hits a back elbow out of the corner, then backdrops Orton to the outside. Up top, Christian hits a plancha. Orton manages to roll into the ring first, and Christian is a second behind him. Orton sees Christian back on his feet and immediately rolls back to the floor. Orton grabs a mic and tells Des Moines, IA he’s from a town called St. Louis, about six hours south. It’s snowing outside, it’s miserable. He can’t take a bus home. He can’t take his SUV home. He can’t spend ten grand on a charter because the weather is so bad. His flight tomorrow is canceled, so he’s stuck here, in Des Moines of all places. That’s not a good thing. Des Moines sucks! Shut up! Okay…not sure the point of all that in the middle of a match. Anyway, Orton slides back into the ring and runs right into a series of punches. Christian goes for a clothesline, and Orton drops to the floor once again. Christian follows him, nails an uppercut and rolls Orton back into the ring. He hits a series of strikes in the corner, then begins hitting some shoulder thrusts. God, I hate JBL’s commentary so much. Orton comes back with a kneelift and a headbutt before peppering Christian with rights. He hits a European uppercut, but Christian shakes it off and begins nailing Orton in the corner with more punches. Orton gets corner-whipped, then tries to block a charge. Christian slides under Orton to the floor and grabs him by the legs. Orton pulls his legs towards himself, sending Christian face-first into the ring post. Orton heads outside and hits a back suplex across the top of the barricade. Back in the ring, Orton gets a 2-count.Orton does the Garvin Stomp, then forearms Christian across the back. He hits a European uppercut in the corner, then hits a pair of corner whips. Christian comes back with an uppercut, but runs into a dropkick a moment later. Orton gets another 2-count as a “Randy sucks” chant breaks out. Orton immediately goes for a rear chinlock, because of course he does. Eventually, Christian counters with a back suplex. The two trade punches now, and Christian nails a pair of uppercuts. He hits some corner mounted punches and a corner whip, but Orton comes back with a clothesline. Christian rolls to the apron, where he hits a hotshot. Up top, Christian nails a cross-body for 2. He mounts the middle rope and hits a spinning European uppercut before signaling for the Killswitch. Orton sees him coming and snaps off a powerslam for 2. Orton throws Christian shoulder-first into the ring post, then goes for the suspended DDT. Christian escapes, sends Orton throat-first into the middle rope and hits and inside-out uppercut. Up top, Christian misses the frog splash. Orton throws him to the apron and connects with the DDT on the second try. Orton drops down for the RKO and goes for it, but Christian counters with a backslide for 2. He goes for the Killswitch, but Orton shoves him into the corner. Christian puts on the breaks, jumps to the middle rope and dives off, right into an RKO for 3.

WINNER: Randy Orton, putting him at 1-1 in the “Chamber Gauntlet”.

End of show.

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