WWE Super SmackDown Results and 800th Episode Recap

December 18, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s episode is a special live edition, due to this being the 800th episode.

Fandango has new entrance music, and it’s about as generic as you can get. Both guys have new gear as well. Fandango looks like a CZW referee, but in red. The two lock up, and Reigns backs Fandango into the corner. Fandango hits a punch, and Reigns responds by dropping Fandango with one of his own. Fandango hits a kick to the gut and applies a side headlock. Reigns reverses, then breaks a waistlock before snapping Fandango over by the arm. Reigns works on the arm and shoulder, knocking Fandango into the corner. Reigns tosses him across the ring, hits a corner splash and a short-arm clothesline that sends Fandango to the floor. Reigns pulls him up, and Fandango hits a hotshot before ramming Reigns face-first into the top buckle. He hits a few punches for a pair of 1-counts, then applies a rear chinlock. Reigns breaks the hold by backin into the corner, but Fandango quickly reapplies it, taking Reigns down in the process. After a couple minutes, Reigns gets back to his feet and sends Fandango to the corner. Fandango hits a back elbow and comes off the middle rope, only to get knocked on his ass with a mid-air uppercut. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. He follows up with a corner clothesline, a whip and a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. He loads up the Superman Punch, connects, then nails the spear for 3.


Later tonight, Ryback will take on Seth Rollins.

Dean Ambrose heads out to the ring. Bray Wyatt said there was a special place in hell for people like them, and at TLC, they went to that special place. Ambrose loved every single second of it. It feels to get out all of your anger and fly too close to the flame. Regardless of what happened at the end, he lost the match. He noticed fear in Wyatt’s eyes, because for the first time, Wyatt was in the ring with someone who just doesn’t care. For the first time, Wyatt faced someone as twisted as him. Tomorrow night, the fight continues at Tribute to the Troops in a Boot Camp Match.

Wyatt appears on the TitanTron and says Ambrose doesn’t understand that the only reason he’s still breathing is because Wyatt is enjoying the game oh so much. But if Ambrose could only see what he is. If anyone could see the creature that lives behind his eyes, they’d know he is hope, that he is disdain, that he is a slave to his calling. And he can’t stop, even if he wanted to. He can’t stop until the heroes fall and the cities crumble. Hatred fuels him. He is the battlefield, and it can’t end until he watches it all burn.

Miz and Jey start, with Miz immediately bailing to the floor, but not before tagging out to Harper. Harper rams Jey into the corner, and hits him with a chop to the throat before standing on Jey’s face. He sends Jey in for a corner whip, but Jey slides out of the way and comes back with an uppercut. He goes for an arm wringer, but Harper drops him with a right. Miz tags in and stomps Jey down in the corner. Jey comes back with chops, then pounds Miz down on the opposite side. He goes for the running hip attack, but Miz sees it coming and slides to the floor. Jey chases after him, but Harper steps between the two. Now, both teams are facing off at ringside as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Miz is in control of Jey. Jey blocks a suplex attempt and hits one of his own. Jimmy tags in and nails Miz in the gut. He hits a chop, but Miz comes back with a kick. Jimmy quickly recovers and clotheslines Miz to the floor. Mizdow comes in and clotheslines himself to the floor. Harper apparently tagged in somewhere, and he hits a big boot for 2. He catapults Jimmy under the middle rope, then applies a rear chinlock. Jimmy hits a few punches, but then runs into a dropkick. Miz tags himself in and stomps Jimmy down before hitting a low running boot for 2. Miz hits a few punches before choking Jimmy over the middle rope, then goes for another boot. Jimmy ducks and rolls him up for 2. Back up, Miz drops Jimmy for a clothesline. Mizdow begs for a tag to a huge pop, so Miz tags in Harper. Harper nails an uppercut for 2, then applies the Gator Roll. Meanwhile, Mizdow is rolling around on the floor at ringside. Miz yells at Mizdow for mimicking the wrong guy. Back in the ring, Jimmy goes for a tag, but Harper stops that before hitting a scrapbuster for 2. Miz tags in and, lo and behold, does more stomping. Harper tags himself back in and stomps Jimmy before Mizdow tags himself in. Mizdow goes for the hanging clothesline in the corner, but Miz stops him and tags himself in. Miz knocks Jey off the apron and goes for the clothesline, but Jimmy drops him with one of his own as Mizdow hits the floor at ringside. Rowan tags in and throws Miz to the corner for a series of headbutts. Miz gets bealed across the ring before Rowan hits him with an avalanche and a running shoulderblock. He hits a full-nelson slam for 2 as Mizdow breaks it up. The Usos toss him, then hit Harper with a double superkick, sending him to the floor. Miz receives one as well. They hit a double suicide dive on Harper near the announce desk, leaving Rowan and Miz alone. They yell for Rowan to go up top, which he does, before coming off with a big splash for 3.


We see Naomi warming up for her match tonight, when Jimmy enters the area to encourage her. He apologizes to her for how he’s been acting. She says she appreciates it, but she needs to do this on her own tonight. Jimmy is okay with that, then says they’ll celebrate with the new Divas Champion afterward.

We’re supposed to have Seth Rollins vs. Ryback now, but as Ryback comes out for the match, but is attacked on the stage by Rusev, who then promptly kicks him off the stage. On the floor, Rusev kicks Ryback over an equipment box.

In the ring, Rollins grabs a mic and says that, without the Authority, this place is a mad house. It’s complete chaos and lawlessness. And after everything he’s been through in the last two days, can you believe this? At TLC, he was robbed of one of the biggest wins of his career by Roman Reigns. Finally, last night, after he orchestrated the beatdowns of Chris Jericho and John Cena, he single-handedly beat Cena in a cage. Tonight, he’s out here with severely bruised ribs, but was still ready to compete against Ryback. And now, this? He says this works in his favor because, honestly, after the last two days, nobody deserves a day off more than him. So, let’s take the night off and celebrate.

As he and his security team are leaving, Dolph Ziggler’s music hits. He knows Rollins is good at scamming his way out of things, including last night on RAW as well as tonight with Ryback. But here’s some news: the Authority is out of power, and it’s all because of Sting and himself. He reminds Rollins he put the Authority out of power, as well as beat Rollins. As far as he’s concerned, Rollins is probably contractually-obligated to compete tonight. The fans deserves to see “Mr. Money in the Bank” compete tonight, so how about going one-on-one with Ziggler? Rollins says Ziggler hasn’t done anything lately to deserve a shot in the ring with him. Ziggler mocks him and says if he’s afraid, that’s fine, and all he has to do is say so. He doesn’t blame Rollins for being afraid. Rollins says this is just Ziggler. He’s in a giving mode, so he has two gifts. The first is to Ziggler, as he’s going to accept the challenge. The second gift he will give to himself when he curb stomps Ziggler later tonight. Ziggler says he’s going to get his gear, steal the show and beat Rollins because…that’s what’s best for business.

Another video for the Ascension.

Miz supposedly secured this match through his agent, as if anyone still cares about this angle. Naomi applies a waistlock and turns it into a sunset flip for 1. Nikki comes back with a clothesline for 2. Naomi gets whipped to the corner, has a kick blocked, but hits one on a second attempt. She hits a pair of knees for 2. Nikki comes back with an Alabama Slam for 2. A snap suplex from Nikki gets another 2. A slingshot suplex gets yet another 2. Nikki applies a rear chinlock, which Naomi breaks with an armdrag. The two simultaneously hair-mare each other, and now both are down. Miz comes down to ringside, cheering Naomi on. In the ring, Naomi ducks a clothesline and hits a trio of dropsh*ts. She connects with a flipping clothesline for 2, then heads to the apron. She connects with a high kick, then hits a hotshot for 2. Naomi lays in some forearms before Nikki hits a facebreaker for 1. Nikki mounts the middle rope and hits a cross-body, but Naomi rolls through for 2. Nikki suckers Naomi into the ropes, sending her to the floor. As Miz encourages Naomi, Jimmy Uso runs down to ringside and sends Miz to the back. Naomi is distracted, which allows Nikki to roll her up in a small package for 3.


The Bunny is wearing a neckbrace as a result of Monday night. Rose rolls around the ring and heads out to check on the Bunny before asking the Rose Buds to psyche him up. He re-enters the ring, hits a kick, and then gets knocked on his ass with a shoulder. He blocks a corner charge, then goes up top, hitting a cross-body. Instead of going for a pin, Rose starts celebrating. He turns around, only to have Kane lay him out with a big boot. Kane hits the chokeslam and gets 3.


Kane heads up the ramp, then stops. He turns around, stares at the Bunny, and tosses him into the ring by the neckbrace. Kane then hits him with a tombstone to a big “Yes!” chant.

We get a promo from Gold & Stardust. They hate Christmas, and on RAW, they’re going to turn the holiday season upside down. It will be the most unhappy time of the year.

Renee Young is with Seth Rollins and J&J Security. She brings up Rollins admitting he orchestrated the attacks on Jericho and Cena. Rollins says he doesn’t expect her to understand this, but Cena and Cena alone has the power to bring back the Authority. Until Cena does that, Rollins will make sure Cena is unsuccessful at everything he tries, including the World title match at the Royal Rumble. Cena needs to be vulnerable, and if that means he has to work with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar, so be it. As for Jericho, he thought he could run RAW. No one can replace the Authority. They are coming back, but until they do, Rollins will take great pride in making everyone else’s lives miserable, starting with Dolph Ziggler.

Rollins immediately bails to the floor to consult with his security team. After a moment, he gets back in the ring and goes for an arm wringer. Ziggler counters, then turns the hold into a side headlock. Rollins sends him into the ropes, and Ziggler sends him to the floor with a shoulder. I should point out Rollins is selling an injury, courtesy of athletic tape around the midsection. Anyway, back in the ring, Rollins hits a hip throw. Ziggler gets back to his feet, sends Rollins in for a crisscross, then hits a hiptoss for 1. Rollins tries to bail, but Ziggler pulls him back in for a right hand. Rollins tries to bail again, so Ziggler hits him int he gut. Rollins comes back with a kick and a headbutt before throwing Ziggler into the buckles. Rollins beats Ziggler down with rights, then hits a short-arm clothesline. Rollins drops a knee for 2, then pulls Ziggler to his feet for a back suplex. Ziggler flips out and rolls Rollins up for 2 before hitting a dropkick. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Rollins grabs the top rope to block it. Ziggler gets distracted by J&J on the apron, and Rollins sends him to the floor. Outside, Jamie Noble nails Ziggler as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Ziggler counters a rear chinlock with a sit-out jawbreaker. He goes for a dropkick, which Rollins blocks and turns into a catapult for 2. Rollins grinds his boot into the back of Ziggler’s neck before Joey Mercury hits a cheap shot behind the ref’s back. Rollins hits a few punches, then sends Ziggler in for a hard corner whip. Rollins boots Ziggler in the face until Ziggler comes back with a series of gut shots. He hits a dropkick to the gut, but Rollins recovers enough to hit a clothesline. He tosses Ziggler to the floor, then goes for an axe handle from the apron. Ziggler moves and sends him into the announce desk. Ziggler then shoves Rollins gut-first into the ring steps before rolling back into the ring. Rollins is on the apron, where he hits a hotshot. Rollins heads up top, but Ziggler trips him, sending crashing across the top rope and then into the mat. Ziggler hits a corner splash and and a neckbreaker before the Shot to the Heart gets 2. Ziggler hits yet another dropkick for 2. Rollins comes back with a kneelift. Ziggler goes for the leaping DDT, which Rollins blocks. Ziggler then ducks a kick and hits it on the second try for 2. Ziggler pounds Rollins in the head, and now the two are trading shots. Rollins blocks a superkick and connects with a spin kick to the head for 2. Rollins pulls himself up to his feet on the apron, then heads up top. Ziggler meets him and hits a super facebuster for 2. Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper, but Rollins avoides and goes for a waistlock. Ziggler counters into a roll-up for 2. J&J jump on the apron as a distraction, then drop back down to the floor when Ziggler takes a swing at them. Rollins charges in, and Ziggler backdrops him to the outside, onto J&J Security. Ziggler rolls Rollins back in and hits the rocker dropper for 2. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but the ref is distracted by Mercuary, which allows Noble to punch Ziggler in the face in the corner. Referee Mike Chioda has finally had enough, and he ejects J&J from ringside. As Rollins is arguing with the ref, Ziggler hits a surprise Zig-Zag for 3.


J&J hit the ring, but Ziggler quickly avoids both of them and heads up the ramp to celebrate his first one-on-one win against Rollins.

End of show.

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Has WWE NXT Overtaken Raw and SmackDown?

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

WWE fans are buzzing after NXT’s REvolution event that occurred on Thursday, December 11. The night was filled with some very solid wrestling, top notch entertainment and overall was an impressively strong card.

Of course, the majority of us expected it to be. NXT has been red hot as of late, especially since the advent of the WWE Network. One week after another brings more excitement and more fun to a company that often finds itself struggling to deliver on both. But the question is has NXT overtaken WWE?

I have to say, I never thought I would be asking this question right now. Don’t get me wrong, it has nothing to do with the quality of the NXT product. WWE’s developmental territory has been getting it done and then some for quite a while now.

And it’s not because I didn’t think it could ever reach this point. Each new week seems to always top the previous one and in an environment where virtually all of the talent is striving to improve, it’s inevitable that very thing would happen. Eventually the product would reach the level that it has and we would all be left having this very debate.

So yes, I did think it was entirely possible. But let’s just say I didn’t think WWE would allow it to get this far. I never thought that the company would intentionally hold the NXT talent down, however. We’ve seen that before over the years, more times than any of us care to admit.

I guess what surprises me the most is that the main roster is not better right now. WWE has allowed its developmental brand, the one that features Superstars that are supposedly not ready for prime time, to completely show up its primary locker room. NXT is supposed the be the proving ground, the place where new faces are sent to hone their skills and build their characters in front of a WWE audience that may or may not have any previous knowledge of who they are.

But instead, NXT is now a parade of main event stars. These guys don’t need time to adapt. Building confidence is not necessary, theirs is at an all time high. The NXT roster looks more than ready to be transplanted straight to Monday Night Raw. Like scab players that just want a job, the NXT team would be a welcome change to the major league roster rife with overpaid athletes. Think Necessary Roughness, only these guys are much better actors that Keanu Reeves.

Of course, that is an oversimplification of the whole situation. The fact is that a good number of the NXT stars are not replacement players; they’re ready and they’re ready right now. There’s a lot of great talent in Florida and that talent only really needs a stage to perform on. Once they get it, they kill it. That’s what professionals do.

Kevin Owens debuted on REvolution, in one of the most highly anticipated matches in recent memory. The wrestler formerly known as Kevin Steen did what he does best; he steamrolled his opponent. CJ Parker was Owens’ first victim and he will not be the last. I have to say that I didn’t know how Owens would look on WWE programming or if he would even fit in. And the fact is he didn’t; he stood out. Keep your eyes on Owens, everyone else will be.

Charlotte retained her NXT Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks, who was not even on my radar at all. Well, she is now. For any Diva on the main roster that’s interested in how a match should be run, there can be no better example than this one. Both women turned in very solid performances and that belt could not be in better hands right now. Charlotte is the real deal.

If not for the NXT Championship match, Hideo Itami and Finn Balor versus The Ascension would have been the main event. The reason for that is Balor, who finally brought the paint to TV. Looking more like a Spider-Man symbiote than a pro wrestler, Balor crawled down the ramp and changed NXT forever. This guy was made for WWE and if all goes well, he should make some serious money for them and for himself.

Then there’s the aforementioned main event, Adrian Neville versus Sami Zayn. You know how the word “clinic” is so cliché and so overused? Well, this was a clinic. This was what a professional wrestling match is supposed to be and how it’s supposed to look. Fans loved every minute of it because unlike some of their Raw counterparts, Zayn and Neville were allowed to tell their story in the ring without having to suffer some ridiculous run-in or otherwise weak ending.

The future is now. How’s that for cliché? But in this case, it’s the absolute truth. So now that we’ve established the NXT crew is primed and ready for the big time, the only issue is when will it happen and why is Florida still a developmental territory? Isn’t NXT basically the third WWE brand now? And shouldn’t it be?

Again, how did WWE let this happen? How is the main roster so full of nonsense that the supposed C show is running A+ right now? NXT looks more like what WWE should be, while Raw and even SmackDown have both basically become old hat. NXT is called the future but shouldn’t it be the norm?

Now here’s a bit of news that no one really wants to think about. Just because the NXT program is money right now does not necessarily mean that its talent can get over on Monday nights. Call it an overall unfamiliarity with the product, call it a blasé attitude among the audience, call it what you will. The fact is that the NXT crowd and the typical WWE crowd are not always one and the same.

But maybe it will be. And maybe it needs to happen sooner rather than later. NXT is taking over, if it hasn’t already.

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WWE SmackDown Results and December 12 Recap

December 14, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s episode opens with John Cena making his way down to the ring. He says in two days, it’s the TLC PPV. That means that in two days…

Seth Rollins wastes no time interrupting this segment. He comes out, flanked by J&J Security, and tells Cena to do us all a favor and shut up. How many times in the last ten years has Cena come out before a huge match and told everyone what he was going to do in the ring? Rollins gives him credit: Cena is in the spot he’s in because he’s always stepped up, and 99 times out of 100, the things Cena says he’ll do have happened. That’s how good he is. But after this Sunday when Rollins beats him, there will be a new standard set for the things he says he’ll do 99 times out of 100. Cena talks all the time about how the future has to go through him. The future doesn’t exist without Rollins. All Cena wants to do is talk. Well, spare us. On RAW, Cena said it was about stepping up or stepping aside. Cena’s time is up, and Rollins’ time is now. At TLC in the tables match, he doesn’t have to pin Cena or make him submit.

All he has to do is send Cena’s ass crashing through a table. Cena tells the crowd to mark this day on the calendar: the day Rollins has finally become a man. He doesn’t see the Shield or the Authority; what he sees is a confident Rollins standing on his own two feet. That’s exactly what Cena wants. After he beats Rollins on Sunday, Rollins will have to look in the mirror and say, “I am not ready.” Rollins is good, but he’s not ready to go face-to-face with the man who runs this place. This Sunday, they have a tables match, and Rollins is about to find out that, for over a decade that there is no safer bet than Cena. Rollins calls himself the future, but that future isn’t Sunday, next week or next year, because Cena is here. Rollins says Cena doesn’t get it. He keeps talking about the future like it’s a far-off distant place. Rollins is the embodiment of the future. It’s right in front of him. Cena has been living in it for two years since Rollins came in. Every step he has taken has led to this Sunday in the match with Cena. When he puts Cena through the table, he won’t just be beating him or taking away another shot at the WWE World title; this Sunday marks the beginning of the end for Cena. This is a paradigm shift, and what that means is when Rollins wins, everything Cena has worked for goes up in smoke. Cena will fade into the background. He’ll become a ghost and a memory. This will be the end of Cena, and the rise of the new standard-bearer in WWE, Seth Rollins. Cena says his confidence makes him a fool. Rollins is good, gifted and has a bright future in WWE. However, this is Cena’s life, and if Rollins thinks for one second that Rollins will shove him out the door, Rollins can line up with the 10,000 who thought the same thing and wound up eating those words. From Rene Dupree to Triple H, from Orlando Jordan to the Rock, he has survived them all because of passion, focus, heart and the guts to never give up. Here’s a piece of advice: Rollins will show up thinking Cena has lost a step, and that foot he thinks is missing will be placed right up Rollins’ ass.

Tonight’s main event will be yet another 6-man tag team match, as Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler and Ryback face the Big Show, Luke Harper and Corporate Kane.

We get a video for Adam Rose, as if anyone still gives a sh*t.

This is then followed by a video for the Ascension. Glad to see they’re finally getting called up. They come off a bit like Demolition in the video, which makes me very happy.

The Miz and Damien Mizdow are on commentary. We get a cut-away promo from Cesaro and Kidd. They call themselves two of the most talented and underrated talents in WWE history, and they are the perfect guys to grab the brass ring. Kidd and an Uso start, with Kidd applying a side headlock. He slides under Uso’s legs, and Uso then hits a shoulderblock. Uso blocks a hiptoss and hits a headbutt as we see Naomi watching from the back, meaning this is Jimmy in the ring. Jimmy hits an uppercut and tags in Jey, who comes off the top. Kidd rams him into the corner and tags in Cesaro, who stomps Jey down. He hits a European uppercut, then nails a knife-edge in the corner. Jey comes back with a couple of his own. Cesaro rips his shirt off as Jimmy tags in. He nails a shot in the corner and hits a snapmare for 2. Cesaro fights out of an armbar by hitting a powerslam for 2. Cesaro applies a rear chinlock, but Jimmy escapes and hits a seated dropkick that sends Cesaro to the outside. Jimmy hits an over-the-top suicide dive, then rolls Cesaro back in. He goes after Cesaro in the ropes, and as the ref pulls him back, Kidd tags in. Jimmy winds up on the outside, where Kidd nails a kick to the face. Miz gets a phone call from his agent, and he apparently has to leave to go talk to Naomi. Commercials.

Back from the break, Uso fights out of a side headlock, but then runs into a bearhug that is turned into an overhead belly-to-belly for 1 as Jimmy gets in the ropes. Kidd tags in and applies a side headlock. As Jimmy tries to fight out, Kidd hits a spinning back kick. He goes for a legdrop on the apron, but misses. He crawls back in and tags Cesaro, who knocks Jey off the apron with a big boot. He turns around and gets hit with a back-body drop by Jimmy. Cesaro hits a running European uppercut in the corner for 2, then calls for the Cesaro Swing. He tags in Kidd, hits the Swing right into a seated dropkick from Kidd for 2 as Jey breaks it up. Kidd tosses Jey to the outside and tags in Cesaro. He hits a slingshot legdrop to the back of Jimmy’s head, and Cesaro comes off the top with a double-stomp for 2. Cesaro misses a corner charge and collides with the ring post. Jimmy crawls for the tag as Jey pulls himself up. Jimmy hits a reverse Dragon Whip, then tags in Jey, who hits a top rope cross-body. He nails several more shots, knocks Kidd of the apron, then hits a Samoan drop on Cesaro for 2. Jey beats Cesaro down in the corner before hitting a running hip attack for 2. Kidd breaks up the pin, so Jimmy tries to launch him to the floor. Kidd reverses, but Jimmy lands on his feet. He avoids a dropkick through the ropes, pulls Kidd to the floor and lays him out with a superkick. In the ring, Cesaro rolls up Jey for 2 with his feet on the ropes. Jimmy shoves Cesaro’s feet off the ropes, and as Cesaro argues with him, Jey blasts him with a superkick. Jimmy tags in, hits the Samoan Splash and gets 3.


We see Naomi celebrating in the back, when she’s approached by Miz and Mizdow. Miz doesn’t know why her husband is mad at him. He says things aren’t going well for her in WWE, so she should try Hollywood. She knows Miz is messing with her head and trying to get to her husband before the title match, causing the Usos to lose focus. Miz says this is exactly her problem. He got a call from his agent, who wants to take Naomi’s offer off the table. Her and her husband are drama-prone, but he’s got the agents calmed down for now. She has a jealous husband problem. This isn’t about him; it’s about helping her. Associating his brand with her damaged persona could ruin him. He’s sticking his neck out for her, but she needs to get this sorted out quickly. He thinks she’s talented, and he thought she should know that.

After some commercials, we see Naomi pacing in the back. The Usos approach her, and Jimmy says he’s happy for her. She gets mad, saying he’s treating her like she’s incapable of making her own decisions. She storms off, and Jey says she may have a legitimate point. Jimmy is getting riled up, and Jey says this is exactly what Miz wanted. Jimmy needs to get his mind right, or Miz has played everyone.

We get a video package for the history between Rollins and Cena.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen, and he says he offered Dean Ambrose the path to salvation, but he chose the road to damnation. Ambrose is just like you, and you, just like him, deserve everything you get. This is no longer about what could have been; it’s now about what must be. 2000 years from now, people will be talking about the great things Wyatt did. 2000 years from now, the children will learn about him in school. This Sunday, Ambrose’s demise is his salvation. Tables, ladders and chairs…run.

AJ Lee is on commentary, cradling her new Slammy. They lock up, and Nikki applies a side headlock. Fox escapes and hits a dropkick. She leaps over Nikki, hits an armdrag and then goes into an armbar. Nikki escapes and hits a monkey flip, but Fox lands on her feet. She tries to avoid a corner charge by leaping to the top rope, but Nikki knocks her to the floor. Back in, Nikki stomps Fox down, then hits a suplex for 2. Nikki applies a modified surfboard as Fox literally squeals. Fox tries to get back to her feet, but Nikki whips her back down before hitting a release hammerlock slam for 2. Nikki goes back to the surfboard, and Fox hits the worst variation of an armdrag I’ve ever seen to escape. Fox hits a pair of clotheslines, ducks one from Nikki and botches a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, apparently hurting herself in the process. Fox hits a northern lights suplex for 2 and goes for a clothesline. Nikki catches her arm and hits a facebreaker before missing a charge in the corner. Fox then misses a high kick in the corner, and Nikki drops her with a forearm. Nikki hits the Rack Attack (ugh) and gets 3.


After the match, Nikki picks Fox up and hits another Rack Attack while staring at Lee at ringside. Lee stands up and simply stares the Bellas down.

We get an inset promo from Gold & Stardust. Something about blotting out the sun and darkness falling on the New Day. Goldust goes on the attack with punches. E comes back with a back elbow, but then runs into a powerslam for 2. Goldust hits an uppercut, a kick to the knee and a DDT for another 2. E comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a belly-to-belly, then goes for the Warrior Splash. Goldust pops up and catches him with a spinebuster. Goldust calls for the Final Cut, but E escapes and goes for the Big Ending. Goldust escapes and drops tot he apron. E hits him with a right and goes for his spear through the ropes. Goldust instead nails him in the head with a knee. Back in, E hits a vertical splash, waits for Goldust to get up and hits the Big Ending for 3.


Wow. When was the last time E won a singles match?

Swagger goes right into a lock-up, and the two jockey until Swagger backs Titus into the corner. Titus shoves him away after the break, so Swagger takes him down and nails some rights. He hits a corner clothesline, gets whipped across the ring, blocks the charge and sends Titus to the floor. Outside, Swagger hits a boot from the apron, but then gets yanked shoulder-first into the ring post. Titus rolls him back in for 2, then nails a series of forearms. He yanks Swagger down by the neck, then hits a standing fall-away slam. Swagger rolls to the apron, where he hits a hotshot. Back in, Swagger ducks a clothesline but runs into a big boot. Titus rakes Swagger in the eyes and goes for the sidewinder. Swagger swings through and applies the Patriot Lock. Titus taps out.


The Russian flag drops down, and Rusev & Lana walk out onto the stage. Rusev simply holds the US title over his head, rendering this part of the segment meaningless.

After a video package for the Wyatt/Ambrose feud, we cut to Ambrose in a room somwhere, sitting under a ladder. He says that, when Wyatt talks, he makes it sounds like they’re viking gods, battling in the clouds while the world burns. Ambrose isn’t a mythical warrior; he’s a gutter rat. He’s just a dog that likes to fight. That’s all this is: a fight. Truth be told, he couldn’t be having any more fun. He and Wyatt weren’t meant to rule together; they were meant to tear each other apart. No matter what happens to him, he won’t stop. Maybe he doesn’t know any better. When it’s all said and done, “the Eater of Worlds” will be swallowed, and when Ambrose has the whole world in his hands, he will crush it.

Ziggler and Kane start, with Kane applying a side headlock before nailing a shoulderblock off the ropes. Kane goes back to the headlock, gets sent into the ropes and hit with a dropkick. Ziggler hits a cross-body into some mounted punches, then tags in Rowan. Rowan nails a couple shots and hits a bodyslam. Commercials.

Back from the break, Show is legal for his team, and Rowan is clubbing him down near the ropes. Show gets kicked to the outside, and Rowan backs him into the ring post. Rowan charges in, and of course Show sidesteps him, sending him face-first into it. Show hurls Rowan onto the apron, opens the top of his jumpsuit and lands a big chop. Show traps Rowan under the bottom rope, then tags in Kane. Kane nails a series of shots in the corner, then hits a corner splash. Harper tags in and drops a quick elbow for 1 before applying a rear chinlock. Rowan gets back to his feet, but Harper floors him with an elbow. Kane tags in, misses a clothesline, and he & Rowan crash into each other in the middle. Rowan tags in Ziggler, who hits a missile dropkick. He nails a corner splash and follows up with a neckbreaker. The Shot to the Heart connects for 2, and Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper. Kane blocks it and goes for a powerbomb, but Ziggler counters into a sit-out facebuster for 2. Harper causes a distraction, which allows Kane to nail a big boot for 2. Show tags in, and we go to commercials.

Back once more, Harper has tagged in, and he has Ziggler in a rear chinlock. Ziggler fights out and goes for a dropkick. Harper blocks it and slingshots him underneath the middle rope for 2. Kane tags in and hits an uppercut, then goes for a suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet and hits Kane in the knee with a seated dropkick, sending him face-first into the middle buckle. Show tags in and prevents Ziggler from making a tag by dropping an elbow across the back. Ziggler gets whipped into the corner, and Show hits him with a hip attack. Show bounces off the ropes, and Ziggler drops him with a dropkick to the knee. Show grabs Ziggler by the foot, so Ziggler tries to hit a few rights. Show shakes them off and goes for the chokeslam. Ziggler escapes and applies the scissored sleeper. Show is still standing, however, and he snaps Ziggler off his back. He goes for the chokeslam again and hits it, but Ziggler kicks out at 2. Show drops his straps and loads up the Knockout Punch. Ziggler ducks and hits a surprise Zig-Zag. Ryback and Harper tag in, and Ryback cleans house on everybody before hitting Harper with a Thesz Press and a standing splash. Harper comes back with a knee, but then runs into a standing spinebuster for 2 as Kane breaks it up. Rowan drops Kane with a big boot, then sends him into the barricade on the outside. Show takes him down with a running shoulder tackle. In the ring, Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Ryback counters with a back-body drop. He hits the Meat Hook and goes for Shell Shocked, which connects for 3.


Kane brings a chair into the ring and drops Ryback with it. Outside, Rowan sends Show into the stairs. Ziggler enters the ring and drops Kane with a superkick. Rowan drags a ladder into the ring as Ryback grabs Kane’s chair and begins assaulting him with it. Rowan and Ziggler hold the ladder and run it right into Harper and Kane, sending them to the floor. Ryback and Rowan hold the ladder next to the ropes as Ziggler climbs up and wipes out the opposing team with a plancha.

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WWE SmackDown Results and December 5 Recap

December 07, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week opens with Santino Marella in an office somewhere. He announces he’s running SmackDown tonight.

These two tore the house down last week, so this should be pretty solid. Harper immediately backs Ziggler into the corner and lays in some strikes. He throws Ziggler to the adjacent corner, then pulls him into the ring by the hair. Ziggler escapes and nails a few shots before Harper powers him back to the corner again. Harper applies a side headlock, then nails a shoulder off the ropes. They go into a crisscross, and Ziggler tries a leapfrog. Harper catches him, but Ziggler reverses into a sunset flip for 1. He goes for a dropkick, but gets nothing but air. Harper stomps Ziggler before standing on his face. Ziggler hits a weak right, then takes a big uppercut. Harper hits a double-chop in the corner, then goes for a suplex. Ziggler fights his way out and hits a neckbreaker for 1. He stomps Harper, then hits the Shot to the Heart for 2. Harper avoids the leaping DDT, then blasts Ziggler with a back elbow. Harper nails a European uppercut, forcing Ziggler to roll to the apron. Harper pulls him up by the hair, and Ziggler hotshots him. Harper recovers and sends Ziggler to the floor with a big boot. Commercials.

Back from the break, Harper has Ziggler in a rear chinlock. Ziggler gets out by way of a sit-out jawbreaker, then avoids a shoulder thrust in the corner, causing Harper to collide with the ring post. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and nails a dropkick for 2. In the corner, Ziggler hits a splash and goes for a neckbreaker. Harper shoves him off, misses a big boot and gets planted with a leaping DDT for 2. Harper avoids the rocker dropper, blocks a superkick and hits one of his own for 2. Harper hits a back elbow in the corner and goes for a whip. Ziggler puts on the breaks and hits the rocker dropper for 2. Ziggler heads up top and hits a cross-body for another 2. Ziggler goes for the neckbreaker again, but Harper hits a straight right. He goes for a powerbomb, which Ziggler counters into a sunset flip for 2. Ziggler hits a superkick for yet another 2. Ziggler goes for the neckbreaker again, but Harper hits a low blow, leading to the DQ.


Harper heads outside and pulls a ladder out from under the ring. He slides the ladder in, sets it on one end, then looks for a powerbomb. Ziggler, however, counters it into a facebuster onto the ladder. Harper heads out to ringside, so Ziggler grabs the ladder and throws it at Harper, hitting him right in the head and knocking him out. Santino comes out and says it seems his show is off to a rousing start. With this fascination of ladders, Santino has had an “a-ha” moment. So, these two will face off once more for the IC title, in a ladder match at TLC.

Seth Rollins, the Big Show, Corporate Kane, and J&J Security are in the ring. Rollins says it’s almost that time of year again, and no he’s not talking about that wretched holiday, Christmas. He’s talking about WWE’s version of a demolition derby, TLC. This year, you could call it TLCS-Tables, ladders, chairs and stairs. And at TLC, he will be competing in a tables match against your beloved superhero, John Cena, with the provision being that, if Cena loses, he will lose his status as #1 contender to the WWE World title. That excites Rollins. That excites him to no end that he could be the one to take away every single thing Cena has been working for. The best part is he doesn’t have to make Cena tap out, though he could; he doesn’t have to pin Cena’s shoulders to the mat, though he already has; all he has to do is what he did on RAW, and that’s put him through a table again. Just like that, everything Cena has worked for will go up in smoke. It’s not just going to be the table or Cena’s body that are broken; his spirit will be broken when he realizes Rollins is the future, and everything he has worked for is gone. TLC is like a demolition derby, and the key phrase is demolish. At TLC, he’ll have tables in the ring, around the ring, up and down the aisle. Cena will fall to him, and not only will he lose his status as #1 contender, but he’ll have a bunch of splinters in his butt along the way. Show takes the mic and says he’s been in the WWE for a long time. He’s had a thousand matches of all different kinds, and this is his first stairs match. That means that, as a giant, he can swing those stairs right into Erick Rowan. Now, he’s going to show us exactly what he means. Show goes outside, grabs the top part of the steps, lifts them up over his head and begins ramming them into the bottom half. Back in the ring, he says that’s a giant swinging those stairs. He doesn’t care if Rowan is a genius; none of it prepares him for what Show will do to him at TLC. There will be stairs, but Rowan won’t be climbing them; he’ll be eating them. Kane now turns things to Ryback. Ryback’s favorite expression is “Feed me more”. When he faces Ryback at TLC in a chairs match, the only thing he will be fed is chair after chair.

Santino comes out again and tells everyone to take it easy. The WWE Universe comes first while he’s in charge. So, in tonight’s main event, it will be Rollins and Show vs. Ryback and Rowan.

Woods and Cesaro start, with Cesaro applying an arm wringer and backing Woods into the corner. Kofi makes a blind tag and comes into the ring with a sunset flip for 2. Kofi applies an arm wringer of his own and tags in Woods, who hits a forearm off the middle rope for 2. Cesaro backs Woods into his corner and tags in Kidd. Cesaro hits a European uppercut to the back of the neck, then Kidd nails several strikes. Cesaro tags in and stomps Woods down for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Woods gets sent to the corner, fights his way out and tags in Kofi as Kidd tags in on the other side. Kofi hits a springboard chop and several more strikes before hitting a dropkick and the Boom Drop. Kofi signals for TIP but misses. He blocks a clothesline and hits the SOS for 2 as Cesaro breaks it up. He misses a shot in the corner, and Woods nails a kick from the apron. Kofi tosses Cesaro to the outside, then flips off a back suplex attempt by Kidd. He falls into the buckles and hits a kick. Woods tags in, and the two hit a combination backbreaker and Warrior’s Way for 3.


Gold and Stardust appear on the big screen. Stardust says they’ve been searching for this supposed bright side, and all they can see is a never-ending abyss of darkness, a never-ending black hole. Goldust says their positive message means nothing to him or Stardust. Darkness falls on the New Day. The screen goes black, and Woods says what Gold and Stardust don’t understand is darkness won’t prevail, because when they’re together, there’s no force in the cosmos that can hold them back. Kofi says they’re about unity and trust, and if Gold and Stardust have a problem with that, they’ll take the “cosmic cowboys” back to wherever they came from. E says the power that unites them, that flows through their veins is the power of the New Day.

Naomi is in the back with a bouquet of roses. Jimmy Uso walks up, and she thanks him for the flowers. He says he didn’t give them to her. He takes the card off, and it turns out they’re from the Miz. Jimmy grabs the vase and shatters it on the ground.

Miz taunts Jimmy at ringside, and Jimmy jumps on the apron. Jey tells him to back off, and that he’s got things under control. Miz looks over his shoulder, and Jimmy climbs into the ring. The ref ejects Jimmy from ringside. My feed cuts out until later, when Jey looks for a running hip attack in the corner. Miz slides to the apron, where Jey hiptosses him back in. Mizdow, on the other side, hiptosses himself into the ring. Jey is distracted, which allows Miz to hit the Skull-Crushing Finale for 3.


Dean Ambrose comes out for his match with Rusev, but before that happens, he wants to tell us a secret: he really enjoyed destroying Bray Wyatt’s stupid rocking chair. He can tell that chair held a special place in Wyatt’s heart. Maybe Abigail or his grandma sat in it. He knows the chair was a symbol to Wyatt, and now it symbolizes what Ambrose will do to him at TLC. Wyatt thought he could pick Ambrose’s brain apart, piece by piece, but it hasn’t worked out that way. Just like he did to the chair, Ambrose will pick Wyatt apart with the help of tables, ladders and brand-new, shiny chairs. The mind games are over.

Rusev and Lana come out, and Lana says this is Ambrose’s lucky night, because his destruction has been delayed. Rusev will not be competing tonight, thanks to Jack Swagger. We get a video recap of Rusev beating up Zeb Colter on RAW, leading to Swagger assaulting Rusev. Back to Lana and Rusev, she says they will not be subject to American intimidation. This country is full of cowards and opportunists. America is weak, and its mere existence is a disgrace in the world. Rusev takes the mic and says he’ll snap every bone in Swagger’s body, just like he did to Colter. The US title belongs to him and Mother Russia. Ambrose says he tuned them out after Lana said Rusev wouldn’t compete tonight. He says Lana can stop flirting with him, because he came here to fight the big ugly Russian, injury or not. Ambrose heads up the ramp, only to have Wyatt attack him from behind out of nowhere. He throws Ambrose into the barricade, then goes for a chair. Ambrose tackles him and nails a few more punches, but Wyatt recovers and throws Ambrose into the exposed apron. He grabs the chair from a moment ago and cracks it across Wyatt’s back. He sticks it under Ambrose’s chin and drives it into the steps, driving the top into Ambrose’s neck in the process. Trainers and referees comes to ringside to check on Ambrose as Wyatt walks away, laughing. Back at ringside, they are strapping Ambrose to a gurney.

Santino is back in his office, and he says it’s lonely at the top. When you have power, everyone wants something from you. If anyone can relate to the pressure he’s feeling, it’s the Bunny, who Santino has been talking to this entire time off-screen. Santino says everyone always wants something from you. He tells the Bunny to be careful what he wishes for.

I have no idea what the purpose of that segment was. Either the Bunny was asking for something, or WWE ran out of ideas for filler.

Seth Rollins is in his locker room, when the Big Show enters. Rollins wants to make sure they’re on the same page tonight, that they’re working as a unit. Kane is also there and says they need to stick together. They are the last remnant of the Authority. Show says there is no team. They are three of the most selfish individuals in WWE history, and they’re all out for themselves. There’s no “I” in team, but there is a “me”. Before they move onto TLC, they need to focus on getting rid of Ryback and Erick Rowan, and that’s the only thing they need to be on the same page about.

Rowan’s new nickname is “Big Red”. Apparently, he’s a pack of chewing gum. Rowan and Rollins start, and Rowan backs Rollins into the corner for a forearm. Rowan nails a headbutt and beals him across the ring. Rowan runs Rollins’ head into the top buckle. Rollins crawls between his leg to the corner, then goes in for a lock-up. Rowan backs him into the corner again and tags in Ryback. Ryback throws Rollins into the adjacent corner for some chops. Then slams his face in the opposite buckle. Rollins avoids a corner whip and hits a few strikes before nailing several back elbows in the corner. Ryback picks him up and runs him across the ring, where he hits a few shoulder thrusts. In the opposite corner, Ryback nails a few more shots before Rollins hits him with a dropkick off the ropes. Commercials.

Back from the break, Show is legal for his team. He hits Ryback with a boot, then hits a headbutt. Show drops an elbow across Ryback’s neck, then hits a body blow. He hits a few more in the corner, then goes for the chokeslam. Ryback escapes and tags in Rowan. Rowan nails some punches and a couple clotheslines. He ducks one and finally takes Show off his feet with a third clothesline. Show rolls to outside, and Rowan follows. J&J try to stop him, but Rowan busts through them. The distraction works, however, as Show nails Rowan with a clothesline. Show rolls Rowan back in, then kicks him in the ribs. Rollins tags in and assaults Rowan in the corner. Rollins rolls across the ring before nailing a running corner forearm. He drops a series of knees, then chokes Rowan over the middle rope. Rowan starts to fight back, but Rollins stops him with a spinning back kick. Show tags in and boots Rowan in the gut. Show hits a snapmare out of the corner, then lands a kick to the chest. Show picks Rowan up and drops him back down with a DDT for 2. Show stands on Rowan’s neck, then picks him up for a bodyslam. Show goes for an elbow off the ropes, but Rowan rolls out of the way. Ryback and Rollins both tag in, with Ryback hitting a back-body drop. He goes for a press, but Rollins escapes and goes for a roll-up. Ryback blocks it and goes for the Meat Hook. Rollins ducks and goes for a cross-body, but Ryback catches him and swings him into a sidewinder. Rollins counters the sidewinder into a crucifix for 2, then hits a complete shot into the middle buckle. Rollins springs off the top, missing the knee. Ryback hits a gorilla press into a powerslam, then goes for Shell Shocked. J&J jump on the apron, and Ryback sends them flying into the announce desk. Rollins rolls him up for 2, then hits a thrust kick to the face for another 2. Rollins signals for the curb stomp, but Ryback sees it coming. He moves out of the way, then hits a standing spinebuster. Ryback signals for the Meat Hook, but Kane jumps on the apron, so Ryback nails him with it instead. Ryback turns around and gets hit with a jumping kick to the head. Kane jumps on the apron and argues with the ref, so the ref ejects him from ringside. Kane refuses to leave until the rest of the referees come down and get him away from the ring. Back in the ring, Show tags in, but the ref doesn’t see it. Rowan comes in and knocks Show to the floor with a big boot. Rollins is arguing with the referee now, and when he turns him around, Ryback blasts him with a Meat Hook, then drops him with Shell Shocked for 3.


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WWE SmackDown Results and November 28 Recap

November 30, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown show opens with a video package for Sting. Love or hate WWE, their video packages are second-to-none.

We are immediately taken to the ring for a new episode of “MizTV”. Damien Sandow is carrying a pair of kids title belts, BTW. Miz claims he’s the sole WWE Tag Team Champion and raises one of the belts. Mizdow does the same with one of his plastic ones and gets a huge pop. Miz will now interview Big Show about what happened when he turned on Team Cena at Survivor Series.

Show comes out, and we see video of Erick Rowan challenging Show to a fight on RAW. A dumbass “You sold out” chant breaks out. Miz says he’s been talking to a lot of the superstars, and they’re all saying negative things about Show, including calling him a traitor. He says Show’s only mistake was joining Team Cena. Show agrees, and he had to do what was best for himself and his family. No one else understands that. Everyone wants to come to quick judgments, including Rowan. Rowan doesn’t know his situation. He doesn’t know…

Daniel Bryan interrupts, and he’s apparently hosting SD this week. He points out that Show told anyone to say what they wanted to him to his face. Bryan is someone who has something to say. He asks if everyone’s ready for his version of SD, which of course gets a huge “YES!” chant. Tonight, he’s running the show, and he’s got some great matches. First, everybody’s favorite hungry-man, THE Ryback, against Mr. MITB, Seth Rollins. He asks if the crowd wants a championship match tonight. They respond positively, and he agrees. Tonight, Luke Harper defends his IC title against the show stealer, Dolph Ziggler. Miz mocks him and tells him not to steal his spotlight. Bryan says he can’t do that, because Mizdow has already done so. He doesn’t appreciate being interrupted, because he has another announcement. Show tells him no one cares, calls him a little man, and says no one needs to hear this. This is about Show, not Bryan. Bryan says this is about Show, and a lot of others. On RAW, Bryan told Rusev if he didn’t say the Pledge of Allegiance, he’d have to defend the US title in a battle royal. He refused to do so, so he’s defending the title tonight in a 20-man battle royal. And that match is starting right now. And guess what? The participants will be Miz, Mizdow, Show, and one more person who is coming down just for Show, and that’s Erick Rowan, who thankfully has his own music now.

Lots of brawling until Gabriel and Cara are both eliminated back-to-back. Rowan sends Slater flying to the floor. Down to 17. Axel gets tossed by Goldust. Adam Rose is tossed by Los Matadores. Cesaro nearly eliminates Stardust, but he hangs on. Show eliminates both members of Los Matadores by shoving them out throat-first. Rowan zooms in on Show, and they trade blows. Rowan nails an avalanche, then another, then sends Show out to the floor with a clothesline. Show is gone. Rusev then tosses Rowan. Cesaro, Titus and Kidd try to eliminate Rusev. One of the Usos joins in as well, but he hangs on. Commercials.

Back from the break, it doesn’t appear anyone else is gone. Cesaro tries to eliminate Mizdow, but Mizdow hangs on, and Miz pulls him back in. Miz tries to toss Cesaro, but no luck. Stardust sends Miz to the apron, but Miz slides back in and tosses Stardust. Stardust hangs on on the apron, then low-bridges Miz with a Goldust assist. Miz is gone, so Mizdow proceeds to eliminate himself. God, I love this man. Swagger then eliminates both Goldust and Stardust at the same time. Cesaro gets Swagger on the apron, but Swagger hangs on. An Uso avoids elimination and goes up top, but Titus nails a big boot and Uso (I’m being told it’s Jimmy) is gone. Jey then eliminates Titus off a big boot gone wrong. Kidd gets backdropped by Jey and lands on the apron before pulling Jey out with a bodyscissors. Jey is gone. Cesaro almost suffers the same fate, but only one foot touches. We’re down to Cesaro, Swagger, Kidd and Rusev. Swagger goes after Rusev, so Kidd goes after Swagger. Cesaro starts hitting everybody, then looks to toss Swagger with help from Kidd and Rusev. Swagger is holding on and lands on the apron. He fights everyone off and climbs back in. Cesaro jumps on him, but Swagger rams him into the buckle. He tosses Kidd onto Cesaro, then sends Rusev into Kidd. Rusev gets a Samoan drop, and Swagger drops the other two with rights. Rusev gets hit with the Swagger Bomb, and now Cesaro is trying to toss Swagger. Swagger reverses and tosses Cesaro to the apron. Kidd leaps onto Swagger, and Swagger catches him, dumping him to the floor. Kidd’s gone. Rusev gets Swagger crotched on the top rope, and Cesaro quickly tries to toss Swagger out. Swagger holds on, and Rusev charges in. Cesaro sidesteps him and sends him into Swagger. Cesaro tosses Rusev, but only one foot hits the ground. Swagger then backdrops Cesaro to the outside. Rusev then gets the last elimination by nailing Swagger with a jumping side kick on the apron.


We see Kane working the merchandise booth, selling t-shirts to some kids. Santino Marella walks up and compliments Kane on his Ryback shirt. He wants a different one, but Kane scares him off by staring at him.

Bray Wyatt comes down to the ring and says as Dean Ambrose started to climb that ladder at Survivor Series, he looked just like an angel, ascending to Heaven. For a moment, he almost put a smile on Wyatt’s face. But they ain’t got much room for people like them up there. People like him and Ambrose belong somewhere different. As he laid there, suffering with his own thoughts, he felt the chairs crashing down on him. The pain started to feel euphoric. It was in that moment that, for the first time, he felt like he failed Ambrose. But he only failed himself. If Ambrose wants to wallow in his own misery, he’s welcome to. His demons mold him, but Wyatt molds the demons. They march on his command. Ambrose thinks he has Wyatt figured out, but the devil works in mysterious ways. What’s his is his, and it will always be. Congratulations, Ambrose. This is a celebration. They’ve reached the point of no return, and what happens next will change Ambrose. Tables, ladders and chairs. Tables, ladders and chairs. Oh my. At TLC, as Wyatt smashes him through tables and beats him with chairs, he’s going to climb the ladder, look down at Ambrose’s lifeless body, and he’ll finally be able to smile, because he’ll put Ambrose where he belongs: in the dirt, with the rest of the insects. Follow the buzzards.

The two lock up, and Nikki hits a forearm. Emma gets in a roll-up for 1, so Nikki boots her in the face. She hits a release hammerlock slam, then throws Nikki into the buckles. Emma comes back with the Dil-Emma, then slaps Nikki on the ass. She slaps Nikki across the face and charges into the corner, but Nikki blocks it with an elbow. She hits a sloppy-ass springboard kick, then hits the Rack Attack for 3.


Nikki says that it’s time that everyone knows the real truth about AJ Lee. They’ve heard over and over again her sob story, but Nikki has worked harder. Take a look at what a real Divas Champion looks like. Lee will always be that pathetic, manipulating little girl from New Jersey.

Lee charges down, and Nikki throws Brie to her. Lee nails a Thesz press and a few punches before Brie escapes to the floor.

Back to Kane at the merchandise table, except Kane is nowhere to be found. Instead, the table and the wall display have both been destroyed.

Ryback backs Rollins into the corner with a lock-up, then misses a clothesline. He blocks a kick and shoves Rollins down for 1. Rollins escapes a bodyslam and applies a side headlock. Ryback breaks free, and the two crisscross until Ryback catches Rollins and hits him with a front powerslam. Rollins escapes to the floor for a breather before coming back in with punches and kicks. Ryback eventually throws Rollins to the corner and nails a chop. He hits another one in the adjacent corner. Rollins comes back with a mule kick and a chop of his own. Ryback no-sells it, as well as a few more and hits a hard one that knocks Rollins down. Ryback beals Rollins across the ring and charges in, but Rollins sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Ryback collapses to the floor, and now Rollins is on the attack on the outside. He rams Ryback back-first into the barricade, then slams his face into the apron. Back in the ring, Rollins gets a 1-count. He nails a corner forearm, then stomps Ryback down. Rollins hits a kick to the ribs, but Ryback comes back with more punches. Rollins puts him down with a dropkick for another 1, then applies a front chancery. Ryback fights his way out and rams Rollins into the corner. He runs Rollins across the ring, but Rollins reverses into a sunset flip for 2. He blocks a clothesline and hits a complete shot into the middle buckle for another 2. Rollins mounts the middle rope and hits a punch to the face. He dives off the top, but Ryback catches him and hits a spin-out powerslam. Rollins rolls to the floor, and Ryback pursues. J&J distract him, which allows Rollins to send him into the ring post with a knee to the back. He then throws Rollins back-first into the steps before rolling back in. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins has Ryback in a side headlock. Ryback tries to counter with a back suplex, but Rollins blocks. He holds on, and on the third try, Ryback hits a slingshot back suplex. He signals for the Meat Hook, so Rollins rolls to the apron. Ryback goes for a suplex, but Rollins lands on his feet, only to turn back around into a back-body drop. He tries to escape, but Ryback pulls him back in and goes for a powerbomb. Rollins escapes that move and nails Ryback with a jumping kick to the head. Rollins follows up with a thrust kick to the face (I hope El Patron saw how to do that move correctly just now) for 2, then mounts Ryback for some straight punches. Ryback tosses him off and pulls himself up in the corner. Rollins charges in and misses a splash, getting caught on the top rope. Ryback picks him up for Shell Shocked, then mounts the middle rope. Rollins escapes and goes for a sunset flip powerbomb. Joey Mercury jumps on the apron for a distraction, allowing Jamie Noble to kick Ryback’s hands off the ropes. Rollins then hits a running powerbomb into the buckles across the ring, but it’s still only good for 2. Rollins goes for the curb stomp, but Ryback catches him in a gorilla press. Rollins escapes, and that’s when J&J jump on the apron. Ryback goes after them before backdropping an incoming Rollins onto them on the outside. Outside, Ryback grabs Rollins and rolls him back in. He nails a standing spinebuster, then calls for the Meat Hook again. It connects, and now Ryback looks for Shell Shocked. He drops Rollins, however, when Kane enters the ring with a chair, leading to the DQ.


Ryback ducks a chair shot and nails Kane with a standing spinebuster. He grabs the chair and looks to hit Kane. Rollins tries to grab the chair, but Ryback shoves him away. He turns around, and Kane drops him with a big boot. Rollins has the chair now, and he hands it back to Kane. Kane nails Ryback repeatedly across the back as Rollins and J&J look on from the stage. Kane pulls Ryback up and chokeslams him onto the chair.

We get a video for the New Day as a collective unit. They debut tonight.

Axel and Woods start off with a lock-up. Axel applies an arm wringer, which Woods counters before snapping Axel onto his back. Woods hits a clothesline and tags in Kofi, who comes off the top with a stomp to the arm. He hits a snapmare and tags in Woods. Kofi hits a low kick, and Woods nails a dropkick as E tags in. E hits a Warrior Splash, then tags in Woods. E wheelbarrows Woods onto Axel with a splash for 2. Axel eats a back elbow, and Slater distracts Woods enough for Axel to hit a dropkick. Slater tags in and stomps Woods down before tagging in Titus. Titus hits a backbreaker into a falling slam. Axel tags in and nails a gut shot. He goes for a back suplex, but Woods lands on his feet and hits a modified enziguri. Kofi and Slater tag in, and Kofi comes off the top with a chop. He hits both Axel and Titus on the apron, then hits Slater with a back elbow and a dropkick. He misses a jumping clothesline, avoids a corner whip by jumping onto the buckles and hits a springboard cross-body for 2 as Axel breaks it up. E comes in and drops Axel with a belly-to-belly. Titus charges in, and Kofi low-bridges him to the floor. Slater slides into Kofi, but Kofi leapfrogs him, sending Slater face-first to the outside. E tags in and tosses Kofi onto all three opponents on the outside. He rolls Slater back in as Woods makes a blind tag. E picks Slater up on his shoulders for the Big Ending and hits it while Woods simultaneously hits a leaping DDT for the middle rope, which is good enough for 3.


Renee Young is with Daniel Bryan. She mentions him running RAW, then asks how it feels to be back. Bryan says he’s had a blast, and he misses the WWE Universe. Before he turns over authority for next week, he has one more decision to make. Since Kane loves chairs so much, and Ryback would like some retribution. So, at TLC, it will be Kane vs. Ryback in a Chairs Match. Not sure why Bryan keeps referring to him as “The Ryback”, but whatever. Before Bryan leaves, Young asks, on behalf of the WWE Universe, will he be back soon? Bryan thinks for a moment, shakes his head “no”, then starts screaming “YES! YES! YES!”

We get a promo from Gold & Stardust. Stardust is complaining about anguish. Goldust is angry. Their insides are black. Stardust says science has failed them. The cosmic key is gone. The light has been snuffed out and now there’s darkness. Welcome to the black hole. Goldust then says darkness falls on the new day. Not sure if that was an expression or he was talking about the New Day faction. I’m guessing the latter.

The two circle each other, and Ziggler goes for a quick schoolboy for 1. He hits a few kicks and a neckbreaker for another 1. Harper rolls to the apron, where he looks for a suplex to the floor. Ziggler blocks it and hits a hotshot before sending Harper to the floor with a dropkick. Commercials.

Back from the break, Harper tries to lawn-dart Ziggler on the outside. Ziggler escapes and sends Harper face-first into the post. Back in the ring, Ziggler nails a top rope cross-body for 2. He misses a corner splash and crashes into the buckles. Harper stands on his face near the apron, then goes for a suplex. He drops Ziggler onto his feet and instead nails an uppercut for 2. Harper applies a rear chinlock, but Ziggler counters with a sit-out jawbreaker. Ziggler hits a back elbow, avoids a corner splash, nails a pair of clotheslines, hits a corner splash and lands a second neckbreaker. The Show-Off Elbow connects for 2. Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper, and Harper catches him in a powerbomb. Ziggler rolls through into a sunset flip for 2, then nails a leaping DDT for another 2. Ziggler looks for the superkick, misses, avoids a big boot and hits a crucifix for 2. Harper pops back up with a scrapbuster for a 2-count of his own. Harper sets Ziggler up for a powerbomb, and Ziggler counters with a facebuster. The rocker dropper connects, but it’s only good for 2. Ziggler heads up top, but Harper trips him up and sends him crashing to the mat. Harper nails a big boot and hits a sit-out powerbomb for 2. Harper is getting frustrated as Ziggler rolls to the floor. Harper heads outside and tosses Ziggler over the announce desk. He tosses Ziggler back over the desk, then tosses him into the apron. Ziggler puts on the breaks and nails a superkick before crawling back into the ring before the 10-count, while Harper doesn’t make it.


Harper attacks Ziggler after the match with a right hand. He walks across Ziggler’s back, then grabs the IC title from the timekeeper. Back in the ring, Harper goes to brain Ziggler with the belt, but Ziggler ducks and nails Harper with a Zig-Zag.

End of show.

Great main event tonight, and I’d like to see more of Harper/Ziggler in the future. The New Day’s gimmick sucks, but they looked good as a team.

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WWE SmackDown Results and November 21 Recap

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and November 14 Report

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Cesaro has been eliminated.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and November 7 Recap

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and October 31 Recap

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


When was the last time Los Matadores won a match?

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

End of show.

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


Remember when Mark Henry was the World Champion?

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

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

End of show.

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