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WWE SmackDown Results and February 26 Recap

February 28, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s episode emanates from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA.

We’re getting a rematch from Fastlane, as Erick Rowan, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler face the Big Show, Kane and Seth Rollins in the main event.

Daniel Bryan comes out, and he’s got a somber look on his face. A “Yes!” chant starts, but Bryan puts a stop to that by screaming “No!” He says, a couple years ago, that’s what he used to say instead of “yes”. He was frustrated, he didn’t feel like he had opportunities, or anyone in his corner. But, he was wrong, because the fans were in his corner. Because the fans gave him opportunities. We gave him so much opportunity, in the main event at Wrestlemania XXX, he finally, after scratching and clawing for 14 years, won the WWE World Championship. A big “Yes!” chant breaks out on this note. Back to Bryan, he says that, due to injury, he lost the title. At Fastlane, he got something most never get: a second chance. He got an opportunity to get everything back…and he failed. That means, this year, for Daniel Bryan, there’s no main-eventing WM, there’s no WWE World title match, and without that hope or dream, there have been a lot of people backstage asking him this: is the Yes! Movement dead? A big “No!” chant breaks out, and Bryan joins in. He will not give up or back down, and despite not being in the main event, he’s got big plans. This year, at Wrestlemania XXXI, he plans on going…

Bad News Barrett interrupts, sans IC title, and marches down to the ring. BNB asks how much longer Bryan is going to carry on with this nonsense. No one wants to here his sob story. It just so happens he’s got some bad news for Bryan, because Bryan won’t be getting a WM moment this year. Losers like him don’t deserve the spotlight, and there’s someone else who doesn’t deserve the spotlight, that being the “lunatic thief”, Dean Ambrose. Ambrose has stolen his IC title. He is still the champion. He has a warning: if Bryan doesn’t get out of the ring, he’ll show everyone exactly what happens when you step on his toes.

On that note, Ambrose walks down to the ring, IC title in-hand. Ambrose and BNB immediately go at, spilling to ringside, where Ambrose throws BNB into the barricade. BNB responds by pulling Ambrose into the barricade as well. Bryan is laughing in the ring, and then he spots the IC title. He picks it up as BNB climbs back into the ring, looking to get it back. Bryan teases that he’s going to keep it, so BNB starts screaming at him. Bryan hands it over, and when BNB turns around, he’s nailed by Ambrose. Bryan then takes a shot at him as well before Ambrose grabs the belt. Bryan then celebrates with the crowd as Ambrose smirks.

We’ll get an exclusive interview with Roman Reigns later.

MATCH 1: DEAN AMBROSE VS. THE MIZ
Miz comes out solo. He looks over his shoulder for Damien Mizdow, but Mizdow is nowhere to be found. Ambrose applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes. The two crisscross until Ambrose rolls through with a schoolboy for 2. He hits a bodyslam and a power-drive elbow for another 2 before throwing the Miz to the corner for some shots. Miz gets corner-whipped, hits a boot out of the corner and lands the Reality Check for 2. Miz rakes at Ambrose’s face, then applies a rear chinlock. Ambrose fights out, hits a boot off the ropes and lands a series of strikes. Miz eats a forearm off the ropes, then another. Ambrose throws him to the corner, stomps him down, slaps him in the face, hits a running forearm and a bulldog. Ambrose heads up top for the flying elbow, but before he can connect, Bad News Barrett runs down and grabs the IC title from the corner. Ambrose sees him, hits the floor, and lays him out with a clothesline. He grabs the belt and climbs back into the ring, where Miz hits a boot and tries for the SCF. Ambrose escapes and goes into a standing switch. Miz hits him with a back elbow, sending Ambrose into the ropes, leading Ambrose to hit the rebound clothesline. Meanwhile, BNB has grabbed the IC title once more and is heading up the ramp. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds and gets 3.

WINNER: DEAN AMBROSE.

Renee Young tries to stop BNB in the back for some questions, but he cuts her off and says he reclaimed what is rightfully his from Ambrose. As everyone knows, Ambrose cannot hold a candle to him in the ring, and neither can that disgusting goat, Daniel Bryan. Now that the title is back in his clutches, he’s never letting it out of his sight.

MATCH 2: NAOMI (W/THE USOS) VS. NATALYA (W/CESARO AND TYSON KIDD)
Nattie starts off with a hip throw, into a side headlock. Naomi fights out, but then gets shouldered off the ropes. The two crisscross after a staredown until Naomi applies a sort-of crucifix for 2. Nattie comes back with a trip, but Naomi kips up and hits an armdrag. Nattie hits a double-leg, which Naomi counters into a headscissors from her back, which she then turns into a submission hold. Nattie powers her way back to her feet and goes into a modified airplane spin. Naomi counters that into a sunset flip, but Nattie rolls through. The two then crash in the middle of the ring off simultaneous cross-body attempts. Nattie is up first, but Naomi quickly kicks her in the leg she injured on Monday. Kidd jumps on the apron to check on her, so Jimmy jumps up and takes him down with a superkick. Cesaro pulls Jimmy down and looks to send him into the ring post, but Jimmy reverses, sending Cesaro into a superkick from Jey. Back in the ring, the ref pulls Naomi away from Nattie to see if Nattie can still continue. As he gets Naomi back, it turns out Nattie was suckering Naomi in, as she quickly drops Naomi with a discus clothesline for 3.

WINNER: NATALYA.

After some commercials, we are back, and Rusev & Lana are in the ring. Rusev holds the US title over his head and says this is a symbol of a true champion, a real champion, your American champion. Lana says an American champion is someone who stands tall, full of pride and above everyone else. Rusev stands above Americans that are beneath him. Far beneath him. And do you know what a champion does not do? Rusev pipes in says he doesn’t have to agree to anyone’s terms. Lana then cuts to the TitanTron to show a still of a pre-match Cena at Fastlane. She says he’s so sure and full of himself there. Look at your American hero, rising above all obstacles as always, except this time (we see Rusev putting him in the Accolade, which won the match). She says this is your American reality, slipping into unconsciousness. Rusev says when it gets tough, all Americans just give up. Lana says they were surprised when Cena begged for a rematch. Rusev is a champion. He answers to no one, especially someone who is falling asleep on the job. Anyway, they’re going to talk about something more important than Cena. Rusev has received emails from the greatest president on earth, Vladimir Putin (a shot is put up on the Tron), then a picture of what appears to be a letter in Russian. She translates it, and it’s supposedly a letter from Putin, saying how proud he is of Rusev for everything he’s accomplished, as well as refusing Cena’s demands. Rusev says he’ll have a great match at WM, against someone worth his time, who he’ll defeat like everyone else. However, that opponent won’t be Cena, because “Mr. Never Give Up” has been beaten, broken and crushed.

Oh, for sh*t’s sake. Here comes Jack Swagger. Please don’t tell me they’re going to do this feud for a third time. He asks if Rusev is scared to give Cena a rematch. If he’s scared to fight, he came to the wrong city. Rusev is surrounded by real America and real Americans. He climbs into the ring (looking kind of pudgy lately) and does his catchphrase. Rusev goes for a clothesline, but Swagger ducks and goes on the attack, hitting a series of knees in the corner before landing a forearm to the back of the head. Rusev rolls to the apron, where Swagger knocks him to the floor with a clothesline. Swagger rolls him back into the ring, but Rusev slides back out to the floor. Swagger tries to grab him through the ropes, but Rusev nails him in the face. He hits his thrust kick from the floor, then climbs back in the ring to nail Swagger with more kicks to the legs and body before putting him down with another thrust kick. Rusev then locks in the Accolade. Swagger taps out, apparently forgetting this isn’t a match. Rusev lets him go anyway, but then reapplies the hold as the Russian flag drops from the ceiling. A referee comes out to break the hold. Rusev does, only to reapply it again.

MATCH 3: INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION BAD NEWS BARRETT VS. DANIEL BRYAN (NON-TITLE)
R-Truth is on commentary, due to a non-title win over BNB last week. He calls Byron Saxton “Coach”. The match starts, and the two exchange several quick holds before BNB looks to make sure the IC title is still in the corner. He then boots Bryan in the gut before throwing him to the corner for an assault. Bryan gets whipped across the ring, but he hits a drop toehold on an incoming BNB into the middle buckle. Bryan nails a pair of European uppercuts, then begins to work on BNB’s left leg before going for a surfboard. BNB tries to power out and grab the ropes, so Bryan just stomps him in the back of his knees. BNB recovers and nails a headbutt before snapping off a suplex for 2. Bryan comes back with another pair of European uppercuts, then starts firing up the Yes! Kicks. Bryan comes off the ropes, and BNB catches him with the Winds of Change for 2. BNB throws Bryan to the floor, then grabs the IC title for a little celebrating as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, BNB has Bryan hung up in the ropes and is nailing him with kneelifts. BNB then drops Bryan to the apron with a running boot. BNB pulls him in for the pin, but only gets 2. He then applies a rear chinlock, but Bryan escapes after some elbows. BNB nails him with an elbow to the back of the neck and goes for a corner whip. Bryan flips out of the corner, ducks a clothesline and nails one of his own. He fires up the Yes! Kicks again, then drops BNB with one of the ropes for 2. Bryan continues hitting kicks in the corner, then lands a running corner dropkick. He tries it one too many times though, as BNB avoids a second attempt. He asks where his title went, as it’s missing from the corner. It dropped to the floor, so BNB goes out to put it back in the corner. Bryan hits him with a baseball slide near the announce desk, then wipes him out with a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Bryan goes up top. BNB recovers and crotches him, then goes for Wasteland. Bryan escapes and pulls him down into the Yes! Lock. Meanwhile, Truth gets up from the announce desk and steals the IC title belt, shoving it under his shirt. In the ring, BNB manages to get a rope break as Truth heads back to commentary. BNB hits a mule kick, then sends Bryan shoulder-first into the ring post. BNB sets up the Bull Hammer, but Bryan explodes out of the corner with the running knee for 3.

WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN.

After the match, BNB looks around for his belt and notices it missing from the corner once again. He looks around the floor and cant find it, then asks the referee to help him look. He asks everyone at the announce desk if they’ve seen it. Truth stands up and lifts his shirt up, where the belt was earlier. However, it’s gone now. BNB just slumps against the announce desk, looking distraught.

We go to an interview recorded earlier between Byron Saxton and Roman Reigns. Saxton congratulates him on his win over Bryan at Fastlane, calling it the most hard-fought match of Reigns’ career. Reigns agrees and says that’s the type of competitor Bryan is. Bryan knows what it takes to get where Reigns is going, and that is Brock Lesnar. He’s going to beat Lesnar at WM. Saxton cuts to what Paul Heyman said to Reigns on RAW, where Heyman more or less kisses Reigns’ ass, only to turn around and say Reigns still can’t beat Lesnar. Back to Reigns in the interview, he says Heyman talks nonstop. Reigns hates the word “can’t” and being told he can’t do something. He can and will beat Lesnar. Saxton asks how he’s preparing for this match. Reigns says maybe he’ll get back on his boat and take a cruise (jokingly). He says he has to train harder and faster, as well as watch old tapes of Lesnar. However, it won’t be athleticism that beats Lesnar. This is a man who has done it all before, including WM main events. Reigns hasn’t been there yet. Normally, he wants to do it on his own, but he’s not a fool. He needs to tap into his resources, talk to his family, get advice and prepare him. Where he’s at right now, he can be cocky, but this opportunity is once in a lifetime. The rug can be pulled any moment. He’s had to fight to keep this opportunity. He hopes Lesnar is cocky and confidence, bouncing around, staring at Reigns with his arrogant eyes. Through those eyes, he’ll look at a man fighting for a proud family, trying build a future for his family. That’s a scary combo. He’s going to beat Lesnar at WM, and he doesn’t care if anyone believes it; he knows it, and he’ll prove it.

It’s announced that the Bushwhackers will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

We see R-Truth celebrating with the IC title in the back, when he’s stopped by Dean Ambrose. Truth makes up a lie about beating Bad News Barrett for the title, and Ambrose says he wants the belt back. Truth then hands it over before running away.

MATCH 4: FANDANGO (W/ROSA MENDES) VS. CURTIS AXEL
Apparently, Fandango will also be in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal this year. Before the match, Axel says not to turn the channel (I should point out he’s now wearing an “Axelmania” shirt that looks similar to a “Hulkamania” shirt). Everyone knows, at the Royal Rumble, he was attacked from behind and didn’t get the opportunity to get in the ring. Therefore, he was never eliminated, therefore, he’s still in it. He set the longest record for time in the Rumble ever. He’s been in the match for 32 days, 7 minutes and 20 seconds (Axel stupidly says “32 hours”). Sorry, but Maven’s been in the Rumble match for over 13 years now, Axel. No superstar has eliminated him from the Rumble, just like no one will eliminate him from the Andre battle royal at WM. He then fails at an “Axelmania” chant attempt.

The bell sounds, and Fandango applies a waistlock. Axel elbow out, then stomps Fandango down before tossing him over the top and to the floor. He points up at the WM sign, and the temporary distraction allows Fandango to roll him up for 2. Fandango ducks a clothesline and hits a standing suplex before coming off the top with the Last Dance for 3.

WINNER: FANDANGO.

We see Damien Mizdow in front of a green screen with two women, apparently shooting a commercial. The Miz tells them to cut, and says he hasn’t seen acting this bad since Michael Keaton in Birdman. Mizdow points out that Keaton was nominated for an Oscar for that. Miz then does an impression of Mizdow, mocking Mizdow, calling him useless and whatnot. Miz tells the director to ditch Mizdow in favor of an “A-lister”. The director didn’t know Miz was interested, and says he’d love to have Miz in the commercial. He hands Miz a script, which Miz tosses, calling his face a script. They start to roll as Mizdow looks on, angry.

We get a special video package for Sting.

Adam Rose comes out for his match, but before that, we get an inset promo from him, surrounded by his Rosebuds. He says this year’s WM will be the ultimate party, because for the first time ever, he’ll be crashing that party and walking out the winner of the Andre battle royal. To the other competitors green with a jealousy, don’t be a lemon; be a Rosebud.

MATCH 5: ADAM ROSE (W/THE EXOTIC EXPRESS) VS. GOLDUST
Rose nails Goldust from behind, then throws him into the corner for some kicks. Rose hits a forearm and throws Goldust to another corner for a chop. Goldust comes back with a drop-down uppercut, then unloads on Rose in the corner. Rose reverses a whip, but then runs into a powerslam for 2. Rose comes back with a couple boots in the corner, then comes off the top with a dive. Goldust moves, and Rose lands on his feet. It’s all for naught, however, as Goldust quickly drops him with the Final Cut for 3.

WINNER: GOLDUST.

Goldust heads to the back through the Rosebuds, only to have one dressed like a sock monkey attack him. The Rosebud throws him into the ring apron, only to strip off the top half of the suit, revealing himself to be Stardust. At least he’s back in his less goofy-looking gear. Stardust rolls Goldust into the ring and throws him around like a ragdoll before hitting what used to be called Cross Rhodes. Not sure if he’s changed the name of it yet.

The screen cuts to black, which means it’s time for Bray Wyatt. Do his words mean anything to you, “Dead Man”? Sometimes, he wonders if you can hear him at all. Or maybe you’re just to busy clinging to whatever life you have left, that you can’t even heed his call. He needs you to know this: he is not just a man; he’s is the serpent. Even the bravest rat can only outrun the snake’s fangs for so long before fate calls them by name. Your ignorance mocks him, Undertaker. How wrong is it you think can hide from him? Hell is his playground, and he would go through the deepest, darkest depths just to see your face. Time is ticking. Wrestlemania approaches. So come on, “Dead Man”. Show yourself. Find him. Find him.

MATCH 6: DOLPH ZIGGLER, ERICK ROWAN AND RYBACK VS. SETH ROLLINS, THE BIG SHOW AND KANE (W/J&J SECURITY)
Rowan and Kane start, with Kane applying an arm wringer. He turns it into a side headlock, then collides with a shoulder off the ropes, only to leave Rowan still standing. Kane hits a boot and sends Rowan into the corner. Rowan comes back with a shoulder that takes Kane down. Rowan hits a headbutt, then catches Kane off the ropes, hitting him with a fall-away slam. Rowan mounts the middle buckle and hits a spinning European uppercut for 1. Rowan rams Kane head-first into the top buckle, then tags in Ziggler. Kane drops Ziggler with a knee, then goes for a suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet and trips Kane, sending him into the buckles. Ziggler then hits a dropkick for 2. Kane backs Ziggler into the heel corner and tags in Rollins, who lands a punch, then sends Ziggler into the ropes. Ziggler knocks him into the corner with a kick, hits a corner splash and follows up with a neckbreaker before hitting the Shot to the Heart. He misses the rocker dropper, and Show makes a blind tag. Ziggler drops Rollins with a dropkick, then goes after Show. Show shoves him down, then swings Ziggler onto his back out of a cobra clutch. Haven’t seen him do that in about 9 years. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kane is now legal for his team, and he’s got Ziggler in a rear chinlock. Ziggler gets to his feet and punches his way out before Kane whips him down by the neck. Kane misses an elbow off the ropes. Ziggler turns around and misses a rocker dropper, then runs into a big boot. Rollins tags in and covers Ziggler for 2, then gets another 2 off a punch. Show tags in after Rollins throws Ziggler into Show’s boot. Show drops Ziggler with a big boot and goes to the middle rope for his version of the Vader Bomb, which connects for 2. Show picks Ziggler up by the face and throws him to the corner. Ziggler blocks a charge, then takes Show down with a rocker dropper. Kane tags in as Ziggler crawls to Ryback. Kane knocks Rowan down with an uppercut, then turns around into a leaping DDT from Ziggler. Ryback and Rollins tag in, and Ryback dominates before hitting a Thesz press. He then bounces Rollins’ head off the mat before hitting an overhead belly-to-belly. Rollins blocks a corner splash and comes off the ropes, only to be caught in a gorilla press, which Ryback then turns into an over-the-shoulder powerslam. Ryback signals for the Meat Hook, which connects. Jamie Noble jumps on the apron, and Ryback wipes him out. Joey Mercury enters the ring, and Ryback bounces his face off the mat. He picks Rollins up for Shell Shocked, then looks at Mercury and decides to pick him up as well. He gets them both up, but then drops them when Show tries to enter the ring. Show puts Ryback down with a boot, so Rowan comes in and clotheslines Show to the floor. Rollins wipes Rowan out with a suicide dive, then comes back in, looking for a blockbuster from the middle rope. Ryback catches him upside-down in mid-air and looks for Shell Shocked again. Rollins escapes as Kane looks for a chokeslam, only to have it broken up when Ziggler takes him down with the Zig-Zag. Rollins tosses Ziggler to the floor, then hits a thrust kick on Ryback. He goes for the curb stomp, but gets distracted when Rowan tosses Noble into the ring through the ropes. Mercury gets dropped on the outside. Rollins goes for the curb stomp anyway, but Ryback sees it coming, moves and sends Rollins right into a Ziggler superkick. Ryback then hits Shell Shocked for 3.

WINNERS: ERICK ROWAN, RYBACK AND DOLPH ZIGGLER.

Even when Rowan wins a match, he’s barely a factor.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and February 19 Recap

February 21, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

The go-home edition of  WWE Thursday Night SmackDown features Seth Rollins against Dolph Ziggler and The Big Show vs. Erick Rowan.

MATCH 1: DANIEL BRYAN VS. THE MIZ (W/DAMIEN MIZDOW)
As Miz comes out, we cut away to earlier today, where Miz is talking to Mizdow about his match tonight, claiming Bryan owes all credit for his success to Miz due to them being on NXT season 1 together. Mizdow laughs, and Miz gets pissed. He says Bryan would have been a nobody without him, just like Mizdow. He’s trying to teach Mizdow to be a good assistant, but if he breaks away, he’ll never work in this town again. That’s fine, because there’s more than one town in the US.

The bell rings, and Miz does his pre-match nonsense. Mizdow does his version, which gets a huge pop. Miz gets a mic and orders him down, saying the people aren’t here to see Mizdow. Mizdow is an assistant, so he needs to go to the back to get a towel for Miz after the match. Miz calls him “Felicia” for unknown reasons, and then turns around, only to have Bryan start nailing him with kicks. Bryan nails a European uppercut and a kitchen sink off the ropes. Another uppercut connects, as does a third. Miz reverses a corner whip, Bryan flips out of it, ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Bryan hits a running corner dropkick, then lays in the Yes! Kicks before setting Miz up on top for a super hurricanrana. Bryan goes for the running knee early, but Miz bails to the floor. Bryan misses a baseball slide, and Miz rolls back into the ring, where he hits a seated dropkick to the knee. Miz drives his knee into Bryan’s several times, then goes for the figure-4. Bryan counters it with a small package, rolls through and goes right into the Yes! Lock. Miz tries to spin it around it get to the ropes, Bryan is having none of that. Miz taps out in a total squash.

WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN.

Completely one-sided match, just like all matches with the Miz should be. Mizdow returns with a towel as Bryan celebrates and looks at the Wrestlemania sign.

MATCH 2: RYBACK VS. KANE
Dear god, Kane needs to call it a career. The bell rings, and Kane applies a side headlock, only to have Ryback counter immediately with a back suplex. Ryback throws some rights and goes for an arm wringer. Kane comes back with an uppercut and a few rights of his own. He hits a corner whip and goes for an avalanche, but Ryback blocks it and hits a spinning belly-to-belly. He calls for the Meat Hook, but Kane slides to the apron, where he hits Ryback with a hotshot. Ryback shakes it off and lands some strikes before Kane hits a DDT off the ropes. Kane hits a pair of weak-looking big boots, then lands another uppercut in the corner. Then another. Then another. Kane hits a sloppy back elbow for 1, then applies a rear chinlock. Ryback fights his way out with rights, ducks a clothesline and hits a Thesz press. He follows up with a jumping splash and a spinebuster for 2. Ryback mounts the middle rope for a splash, but Kane knocks him to the floor with yet another uppercut. Kane is to uppercuts what Randy Orton is to chinlocks. Ryback gets back in and proceeds to hit a surprise Shell Shocked for 3.

WINNER: RYBACK.

Dean Ambrose makes his way down to the ring, as he’s going to be on commentary for the next match.

MATCH 3: R-TRUTH VS. WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION BAD NEWS BARRETT (NON-TITLE)
Ambrose makes fun of Truth’s pre-match ritual, which makes me smile. BNB hits a kneelift out of a lock-up, then beats Truth down in the corner. Truth blocks an Irish whip and hits a back elbow. He does his little dance, ducks a clothesline and hits an uppercut. In the corner, Truth nails some rights until BNB gets himself through the ropes. The ref pushes Truth back, which allows BNB to nail a big boot. He slams Truth into the adjacent buckles, then sets him across the top buckle. After a few hits to the back, BNB nails a kick to the gut for a 2-count. BNB applies a rear chinlock while talking trash to Ambrose at ringside. BNB nails another kneelift and sends Truth to the corner, where he runs into a pair of boots. Truth hits a pair of clotheslines and a jumping side kick for 2. Truth misses the axe kick, which allows BNB to hit him with the Winds of Change. He talks more trash to Ambrose, but Ambrose just lets it slide before complimenting Jerry Lawler on his t-shirt. BNB knocks Truth to the floor and assaults him against the announce desk, all the while yelling at Ambrose. Truth gets rolled back in, and BNB signals for the Bull Hammer while BNB screams at him to watch. Ambrose turns his back on the match, which pisses BNB off. He gets distracted, and Truth rolls him up for a quick 3.

WINNER: R-TRUTH.

Ambrose leaves, completely ignoring BNB the entire time.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen, singing softly to himself. You like that song? He sings it to all his pets before he puts them down. Time’s ticking, man, and the angel with the burned wings is waving you home. Find him, or he’ll find you. (laughs)

Another promo for Sheamus.

MATCH 4: BIG E AND XAVIER WOODS (W/KOFI KINGSTON) VS. THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR)
Inset promo from the Ascension. They call Dusty Rhodes and Ric Flair old farts, saying they shouldn’t talk about the past when they are the past. Tonight, they’d destroy Flair and Rhodes, but instead, they’ll make the New Day their latest victims. New day, same old story. Welcome to the wasteland. Vikto locks up with Woods and applies a side headlock before nailing a shoulder off the ropes. The two crisscross until Woods hits a kitchen sink and follows up with a seated dropkick for 1. Viktor recovers, rams Woods into the corner and tags in Konnor. The Ascension stomp Woods down for 2, then Konnor whips him into the corner. Viktor back in, and he stomps Woods some more before hitting European uppercuts and chops. Konnor back in, and the Ascension hit a double shoulderblock for 2. Viktor in again, and now Woods is fighting back. He manages to make the tag, and E comes in with a pair of overhead belly-to-bellies, followed by a standard one. Konnor comes in, and E clotheslines him to the floor. He goes for the Warrior Splash, but Viktor gets his knees up. He sends E shoulder-first into the ring post, tags in Konnor, and the Ascension take E down with the Fall of Man for 3.

WINNERS: THE ASCENSION.

MATCH 5: LUKE HARPER VS. ROMAN REIGNS
Reigns nails a right and throws Harper to the corner, where Harper gets stomped. He comes back with a boot, misses a clothesline and gets nailed with more rights. Reigns kicks him to the floor, then heads outside for a running clothesline. Reigns rams Harper back-first into the barricade, then rolls him into the ring. He blocks a boot, hits a punch and a version of the Mark of Excellence. Harper comes back and sends Reigns to the outside, but misses a shoulder on the apron. Reigns knocks him to the floor again, but Harper recovers and shoves Reigns into the ring steps before hitting a clothesline. Harper rolls Reigns in and hits a tope con hilo for 2. Harper gets 2 off a few stomps, then applies the Gator Roll before going into a side headlock. Reigns gets to his feet and breaks free before hitting a kneelift and a Saito suplex. Harper nails a series of corner clotheslines, then drops Harper with a big uppercut. Reigns flies off the ropes with a clothesline for 2, but then gets pulled into the middle buckle, courtesy of a handful of tights. Reigns shakes it off and goes for a Samoan drop. Harper escapes and hits a sit-down scrapbuster off the ropes for 2. Harper sets Reigns up for a powerbomb, but Reigns counters with a Samoan drop. Reigns loads up the Superman Punch, but Harper nails him with a superkick. Reigns falls into the ropes, then comes off with a surprise spear for 3.

WINNER: ROMAN REIGNS.

MATCH 6: THE BIG SHOW VS. ERICK ROWAN
Oh, great. The world’s largest athlete vs. WWE’s biggest jobber. As Rowan tries to enter the ring, Show boots him to the floor. Rowan tries to come back with a slam, but no luck. Show tosses him up the ramp, then throws him into the steps. The match hasn’t officially started yet. Show picks up Rowan and sends him into the ring post, then rolls him into the ring. The ref tries to get Show to back off, but Show hits a boot instead. The ref separates them and asks if Rowan wants to continue. Rowan nods yes, and this match is underway. Show assaults Rowan in the corner with punches, then stomps him down. The ref separates them again, and Rowan throws a weak punch. Show hits a bodyslam, then knees Rowan in the face. Show stomps Rowan down in the corner again, then picks him up for the chokeslam for 3.

WINNER: THE BIG SHOW.

MATCH 7: CAMERON VS. PAIGE
The insufferable Bella Twins are on commentary. Hello, mute button! Cameron slaps Paige at the start, so Paige hair-mares her into the corner. She follows up with a series of back elbows, heads to the apron, and pulls Cameron through the ropes for some kneelifts. As she comes back in, Cameron hits her with a DDT for 2. Paige gets sent to the corner, and Cameron hits the sh*ttiest avalanche I’ve ever seen after doing some stupid dancing. Paige gets slammed on her face for 2, then gets whipped down y her hair. Cameron drops to the floor to slap Paige in the face, then taunts the crowd in the ring, only to get rolled up for 2. Paige hits a trio of short-arm clotheslines and a dropkick. She ducks a clothesline, nails a big side kick, and locks in the PTO for the easy submission win.

WINNER: PAIGE.

After the match, Paige challenges Nikki Bella to get in the ring. Just like last week, Nikki does what she does best: makes stupid faces and holds the belt over her head.

Renee Young is standing by with Goldust. She asks what’s going through his head as he moves onto Fastlane for a one-on-one match with Stardust. He says that, at first, he tried to embrace Stardust. He knows what it’s like. He doesn’t know what Cody was trying to do, but the team was on fire. They rekindled their brotherhood and recaptured the tag titles. Then, darkness crept in. Slowly, Cody slipped from him. Now Stardust is more than a persona. Stardust is a cancer who is eating his brother alive, and he wants his brother back. Now, he has to do something that is probably the most difficult thing he’s ever done, and that’s face his brother. He needs to beat Stardust at Fastlane. Stardust appears on the screen behind him, and it’s his typical rambling. He says, after Fastlane, “Cody” won’t be the only one who ceases to exist; the universe will forget the name of Goldust.

MATCH 8: WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION JIMMY USO (W/NAOMI AND JEY USO) VS. TYSON KIDD (W/CESARO AND NATALYA)
Inset promo from Cesaro and Kidd. Cesaro says they have a bond greater than brotherhood; they have the bond of friendship. Kidd says you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends, and teaming with Cesaro was the greatest decision of his life. Cesaro says the power of friendship will be proven to be greater than blood when they become the tag champs at Fastlane. Fact. The match starts with Kidd nailing forearms to the face. Jimmy reverses an Irish whip and hits an uppercut, followed by a bodyslam. In the corner, Jimmy hits a chop, then mounts the buckles for some punches. Outside, Rusev comes out of nowhere and nails Jey with a forearm to the face. He enters the ring and drops Jimmy with a spinning heel kick. He then turns to Kidd, dropping him with a kick to the face.

WINNER: NO CONTEST.

Rusev stomps Jimmy down, then nails him with rights. Jey hits the ring to try and stop him, but gets put down with a thrust kick. Rusev then mounts Jey for some punches, screaming for John Cena the entire time. We see Lana on the stage, laughing. Rusev grabs a mic and screams in Russian.

MATCH 9: DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. SETH ROLLINS
Earlier in the night, we were informed J&J Security are banned from ringside. The two lock up, and Rollins goes right into an armbar before turning it into a hammerlock. Ziggler reverses, and Rollins quickly gets a rope break. Rollins applies a side headlock, then takes Ziggler down with a hip throw. Ziggler makes it back up and sends Rollins into the ropes, where Rollins hits a shoulderblock. The two crisscross, and Ziggler comes back with a hiptoss and a dropkick. Ziggler misses a corner splash, and Rollins stomps him down as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins is in control with a rear chinlock. Kane and Big Show are now at ringside, as are Erick Rowan and Ryback. Ziggler avoids a back suplex and runs in for the leaping DDT, but Rollins counters with a Stun Gun for 2. Rollins hits a short-arm clothesline, then another. Rollins goes for a third, but Ziggler ducks. He ducks another, and the two collide when they both go for cross-bodies. Rollins is up in the corner, and Ziggler hits him with a splash. Rollins avoids the neckbreaker, but then misses a corner splash of his own. Ziggler hits another corner splash, follows up with the neckbreaker, then drops the Shot to the Heart for 2. He misses a rocker dropper, then counters a waistlock with one of his own before rolling Rollins up for 2. He ducks a clothesline and gets in a backslide for another 2. Rollins comes back up with a boot to the gut and goes for the curb stomp. Ziggler comes up with the leaping DDT. Rollins blocks it and turns it into a powerbomb, which Ziggler counters into a sunset flip for 2. He quickly follows up with the rocker dropper for another 2. Ziggler goes after Rollins, but Rollins gets through the ropes, where he hits a cheap shot. He tries to throw Ziggler out, but Ziggler reverses. Rollins lands on the apron, near Ryback and Rowan, and Ziggler knocks him to the floor with a dropkick. Rollins gets up and realizes where he’s at, so he shoves Rowan and slaps Ryback. Ziggler comes from out of nowhere with a clothesline, then rolls Rollins back in. He misses another corner splash, but lands on the middle buckle, where he hits Rollins with a mule kick. Kane jumps on the apron, and Ziggler knocks him down with a right. He then comes off the ropes with a hurricanrana on Rollins, but Rollins catches him and runs him across the ring for a corner powerbomb. Rollins then hits the curb stomp for 3.

WINNER: SETH ROLLINS.

J&J Security run down to congratulate Rollins as Rowan and Ryback check on Ziggler. Rollins points out there’s five of them, and only two in the ring, with Ziggler being done for. Rollins and company circle the ring as Ziggler rolls to the floor, leaving Rowan and Ryback in the ring. The faces go on the attack, knocking Show and Kane to the floor. Rollins jumps on Ryback’s back, but Ryback snaps him off. Kane drags Ryback to the floor, and Ryback responds with punches. J&J beat Rowan down in the corner as Ryback tries to fight off Kane and Rollins at ringside. Eventually, Rollins sends him crashing into the ring steps. Meanwhile, Rowan sends both members of J&J flying in the ring. Kane is in as Rowan hits J&J with a double avalanche. He turns around, and that’s when Kane and Show hit him with a double chokeslam. Rollins puts Rowan down with a curb stomp. He gets rolled to the floor as the Authority stand tall. Ryback clears the ring, then nails Show with a Meat Hook. J&J jump him, and he sends them flying. He sets up for another Meat Hook, but J&J grab his feet, allowing Show to hit the Knockout Punch. Rollins then finishes the job with another curb stomp.

End of show.

Final thoughts: You know, it’s really hard to take the trio of Rowan, Ryback and Ziggler as a threat when a) Rowan is such a jobber, b) Ziggler has only been allowed to beat Rollins clean once, despite the fact they’ve faced each other about 812 times since Survivor Series, and c) the three of them wind up having their asses beat down pretty much every single week.

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WWE SmackDown Results and February 12 Recap

February 14, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s WWE SmackDown episode opens with the Usos, Los Matadores, the Ascension, Slater-Gator and the Miz & Damien Mizdow in a locker room with Kane. He’s talking about some kind of match being about the luck of the draw (my feed likely missed the first part; I’m guessing we’re looking at some kind of tag team turmoil match for tonight). He says the matches are chosen at random, but it’s certain that the turmoil match (yep) will start with Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan teaming together. The Big Show steps in and tells these guys this is their chance to prove who is the dominant team in WWE, to grab the bull by the horns. El Torito flips out at this comment, so the Matadores grab him by the horns. Kane says anyone can win tonight. Miz/Mizdow could be back in the title hunt. The Ascension are young bucks looking to make a name for themselves. Slater-Gator have reinvented themselves. The Usos…well, all they have to do is prove they are the champs. All of these men have the opportunity to make an impact, so let’s get out there! The teams shove each other a bit before leaving the area.

I guess there’s no love for the Masters of the WWE Universe or Gold & Stardust in the division this week.

MATCH 1: BRAY WYATT VS. R-TRUTH
Wyatt shoves Truth to the corner right away and goes for a punch. Truth blocks, hits a few of his own, hits a kick off the ropes and an uppercut before Wyatt puts him down with an uppercut of his own. Wyatt chokes Truth over the middle rope, then nails a straight right and a knee to the back. Wyatt chops Truth against the ropes, then hits another uppercut. Truth puts on the brakes off an Irish whip, does some dancing and suckers Wyatt into a low bridge. Wyatt is back up on the apron, and Truth puts him down with a hotshot. Truth heads out to the apron, and the two trade blows before Wyatt snaps Truth down onto the apron with an arm wringer. Wyatt drags Truth to the ring post, places his head against it and blasts him with a right to the side of the head. Back in the ring, Wyatt hits a sit-down splash out of the corner, then drags Truth to the middle for a trapezius claw. He turns it into a rear chinlock as Truth tries to fight out. Wyatt hits a kneelift and sends Truth into the ropes. Truth goes for a sunset flip and gets blocked. Wyatt tries for another sit-down splash and misses. Back up. Truth hits a jumping side kick. He follows up with an elbow in the corner, ducks a clothesline and connects with the Lie Detector for 2. He goes for the axe kick, misses and hits a jawbreaker. It’s all for naught, however, as Wyatt turns around and drops Truth with a clothesline. Wyatt does the crab walk, spins over and lays Truth out with Sister Abigail for 3.

WINNER: BRAY WYATT.

MATCH 2: SUMMER RAE VS. PAIGE
The Bella Twins are on commentary, so my feed goes on mute. The two lock up, and Paige hits a snapmare into a pin for 1. She then hits an armdrag for another 1. Rae comes back with a roll-up for 1, and Paige responds with a big side kick and a headbutt for 2. Rae misses a roundhouse, and Paige hits a mule kick. In the corner, Paige hits a series of back elbows, then screams at the Bellas before pulling Rae to the apron for some kneelifts over the middle rope. Back in the ring, Rae connects with a roundhouse for 2, then hits a few weak punches and attempts to apply an Indian deathlock. She shoves her free foot into Paige’s chin, turning the move into a pin for 2. Paige reverses into a roll-up for 2. Rae comes back with a roll-up into some mounted punches, then does god knows what before sending Paige into the ropes. Paige comes back with a boot and a trio of short-arm clotheslines. She hits a dropkick off the ropes, ducks a clothesline and hits a back kick to the face before locking in the PTO for the submission win.

WINNER: PAIGE.

After the match, Nikki does what she does best-holds the Divas title over her head while making stupid faces.

We get a promo for Sheamus, who is set to make his return soon. That is followed by a blurb about Rikishi, who is the newest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame.

MATCH 3: FANDANGO (W/ROSA MENDES) VS. ADAM ROSE (W/THE EXOTIC EXPRESS)
Rose comes out and goes for the trust fall bit again, but then decides no and orders all of the Rosebuds to back off. The bell sounds, and Rose drops to the outside to lecture the Rosebuds. Fandango grabs him by the hair, but Rose breaks it with a hotshot. Back in the ring, he throws Fandango to the corner, then hits a short-arm clothesline. Rose hits a European uppercut, then stomps Fandango down in the corner. Rose hits a snap suplex for 2, then applies a bodyscissors. Fandango falls back into a pin for 2, so Rose breaks the hold and applies a sleeper. Fandango counters with a back suplex, then snaps off a few left jabs and a pair of clotheslines. Rose comes back with a boot off the ropes, but then runs into a powerslam. Fandango goes up top for the Last Dance, hits it and gets 3.

WINNER: FANDANGO.

One of the Rosebuds checks on Rose after the match, so Rose shoves him down and hits another one with a forearm to the face before storming off to the back.

MATCH 4-TAG TEAM TURMOIL MATCH; PARTICIPANTS: DANIEL BRYAN & ROMAN REIGNS, THE MIZ & DAMIEN MIZDOW, WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY), LOS MATADORES (DIEGO & FERNANDO, W/EL TORITO), SLATER-GATOR (TITUS O’NEIL & HEATH SLATER), THE ASCENSION (KONNOR & VIKTOR), AND THE BIG SHOW & KANE
Bryan/Reigns and Miz/Mizdow are the starting teams. Bryan and Miz lock up, with Bryan quickly turning it into a snapmare and hitting a kick to the back. He tags out to Reigns, who throws Miz to the corner for some rights. Reigns talks some trash to Bryan before throwing Miz down, then tags Bryan in. The fans want Mizdow, and surprisingly, he’s tagged in. He locks up with Bryan, and Bryan sends him into the ropes for a kitchen sink. Back up, Mizdow ducks a clothesline and hits the Reality Check. He goes for a corner charge, but Miz stops it and tags himself in. Miz misses a clothesline, and Bryan nails him with a corner dropkick. Bryan goes for it again, but Reigns tags himself instead. Reigns nails Miz with the Superman Punch and calls for the spear, but Bryan tags himself in. He nails Miz with the running knee and gets 3.

Miz/Mizdow are eliminated.

Team #3 is the Usos. Bryan puts a side headlock on Jey, then turns it into a schoolboy for 2. They lock up, and Jey applies an arm wringer, but Bryan counters into an armdrag, then turns that into an armbar before stomping the arm. Jey applies a waistlock, but Bryan counters with an armbar into a wringer. Jimmy makes a blind tag, and the Usos hit a pair of back elbows and a double elbow drop for 2. Reigns tries to talk Bryan into tagging him out as Michael Cole mentions, I think for the first time ever, that Reigns is a cousin of the Usos. Bryan begrudgingly makes a tag and now Reigns locks up with Jimmy. Jimmy applies a side headlock, but Reigns breaks free and hits a shoulder off the ropes. Jey tags in and applies a side headlock before suffering the same fate as his brother moments before. Reigns and Jey lock up once more, and Jey goes back to the headlock. Jimmy makes a blind tag as Jey hits a shoulder off the ropes. Reigns doesn’t go down until Jimmy comes flying off the middle rope with a shoulderblock. The Usos then clothesline Reigns to the floor and call for the dive, but Reigns sees it coming and circles to his corner, exchanging some words with Bryan in the process. Bryan offers a tag, and Reigns takes it. Bryan applies a waistlock on Jimmy, then takes him down before applying an Indian deathlock. He breaks his own hold to pelt Jimmy with rights and a jumping knee. Jimmy comes back with a chop, and now the two are trading blows until Bryan fires up the kicks in the corner. He drapes one of Jimmy’s legs over the middle rope and hits it with a running dropkick. Bryan nails a European uppercut, and Jimmy comes back with a few shots of his own. He shoves Bryan into the corner, where Jey makes the tag and follows up with a big splash for 2. Jey shoves Bryan to the corner for a shoulder thrust and tags in Jimmy, who comes off the top with an elbow to the shoulder. Jey tags in and does the same. Jimmy tags back in, but Bryan slides to the floor before the third one can connect. Now, Reigns is jaw-jacking with Bryan, reversing the roles from a few minutes ago. Commercials.

Back from the break, Reigns and Jimmy are legal, with Reigns hitting a waistlock takedown. Reigns hits a suplex, and Bryan tags himself in. Bryan hits Jimmy with a European uppercut, makes fun of Reigns’ suplex and hits a snap suplex of his own for 2. He hits another European uppercut, then nails some kicks in the corner. Jimmy comes back and shoves Bryan to his corner to tag in Jey, who hits Bryan with the running hip attack for 2. Jey applies a 3/4-nelson and turns it into a modified wristlock. Bryan snaps him off, but then runs into a back elbow. Jey drags Bryan to the corner and tags in Jimmy, who comes off the ropes with a flying headbutt for 2. He goes back to the arm, but Bryan fights out with punches. Jimmy stops that with a headbutt, then lights Bryan up in the corner with a chop. Bryan flips off a corner whip, ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Bryan pulls Jimmy to his corner for a tag, and Reigns accepts. He hits a snapmare on Jimmy, then takes him down with a low running boot for 2. Reigns applies a rear chinlock now, but Jimmy is fighting his way out. He hits Reigns with an uppercut, then hits a kick off the ropes, but Reigns shakes it off and takes him down with a clothesline. Bryan tags in and drives his knee into Jimmy’s face before hitting yet another European uppercut. Bryan misses a corner dropkick, and Jey makes the tag. He charges into the corner, and Bryan sidesteps him, causing him to collide with the ring post and then hit the floor. Bryan baseball slides Jimmy on the floor, then proceeds to assault Jey against the barricade. Reigns doesn’t like what he sees and pulls Bryan off, screaming that Jey is hurt and that Bryan can’t win outside the ring. Bryan tells him not to get in his face and this is how he wins. Reigns tells him to do it int he ring as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Bryan is still in control of Jey, holding him in a hammerlock. Jey elbows his way out, then runs into a dropkick. Bryan taunts Reigns with the “Yes!” chant, then covers Jey for 2. He looks for a tag from Reigns off an arm wringer, but Reigns isn’t having it. Bryan folds Jey’s arm in an awkward way, then hits a butterfly driver into an armbar. Jey quickly gets his feet on the ropes to break the hold, so Bryan picks him up for another European uppercut. He goes back to an armlock, but Jey counters with a Samoan drop. Jimmy makes the tag and hits Bryan with a pair of clotheslines, a superkick, a drop-down uppercut and a full-nelson bomb that sends Bryan to the corner. Bryan avoids the hip attack by backdropping Jimmy, but Jimmy makes the tag before landing on the apron, and Jey comes off the top with a cross-body for 2 as Reigns breaks it up. Jimmy gets in Reigns’ face and then hits an uppercut. Reigns throws him to the corner, misses a charge, blocks a kick, then gets hit with a reverse dragon whip, setting him up for the hip attack. Reigns rolls tot he floor to avoid the move, and Bryan comes up with a corner dropkick on Jimmy, sending him to the apron, in perfect place for Reigns’ apron dropkick. Jey takes Reigns out with a suicide dive, so Bryan does the same to Jey. Jimmy rolls back in for a dive of his own, but Reigns flies into the ring with a Superman Punch. Jey then puts Reigns down with a superkick before Bryan comes off the top. Jey sees him coming and meets him with a superkick. He goes for the Samoan Splash, but Bryan blocks it with his knees and rolls the move right into the Yes! Lock for the submission win.

The Usos are eliminated as Reigns has to pry Bryan off his cousin. Reigns screams at Bryan that Jey tapped and he needed to break the hold. Bryan talks some trash of his own. Commercials.

Another video for Sheamus.

Back from the break, Reigns and Bryan are still arguing as team #4 comes out, that being Los Matadores. Bryan gets hit with an armdrag by Diego, then comes back with an arm wringer. Diego ducks a clothesline and hits a spinning headscissors that sends him to the corner. Diego stomps him down in the corner, but Bryan comes back with a kitchen sink off the ropes. Bryan goes for a surfboard, then turns it into a dragon sleeper combo. Diego punches his way out, so Bryan hits him with a European uppercut. Diego avoids a kick and trips Bryan into the middle rope before hitting a sit-down splash across Bryan’s back. Up top, Bryan crotches Diego, then climbs up for a butterfly suplex, right out of William Regal’s playbook. Bryan applies the Yes! Lock, and Los Matadores are done.

Los Matadores are eliminated.

Team #5 is Slater-Gator. Slater got a haircut. Reigns tags himself in, to Bryan’s chagrin. Reigns immediately drops Slater with a right, then hits a misdirection flying clothesline. He knocks Titus off the apron, hits Slater with a corner splash and a fireman’s carry into a flapjack. Titus tries to come back in, so Reigns drops him with a Superman Punch. Slater eats a spear and Reigns gets 3 as he stares at Bryan.

Slater-Gator are eliminated. Commercials.

Back from the break, and team #6 is on their way out, that being the Ascension. Bryan is back in for his team, starting off with Viktor. The two lock up, and Viktor breaks it with a straight right. He throws Bryan to the corner for an assault, but Bryan fights his way out with kicks and elbows. He applies a side headlock, goes into a crisscross, and gets low-bridged by Konnor. The Ascension double-team Bryan on the outside until Reigns gets involved. He fights them off for a minute, but the Ascension quickly overwhelm him, then toss him over the announce desk. They turn their attention back to Bryan, beating him down against the barricade before throwing him into the ring post. Reigns then meets the same fate before Bryan is rolled back into the ring. The referee appears to have ended this match, but the Ascension don’t care and hit Bryan with the Fall of Man.

The Ascension are eliminated.

The Ascension continue their assault, rolling Reigns into the ring as another referee comes down to try to restore order. The rest of the refs come down, and they are finally able to hold the Ascension back as the Big Show’s music hits.

Looks like we have a team #7, and it’s Show/Kane. Commercials.

Back from (hopefully) the last break, a limping Reigns is starting with Kane. Kane immediately goes on the attack, stomping Reigns down for 1. Kane applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes for 2 before applying a rear chinlock that he turns into a hammerlock. Reigns elbows out, ducks a clothesline and hits a flying one of his own. Bryan tags in and fires up the Yes! Kicks, but misses the Buzzsaw and runs into a big boot. Show tags in, drops to the floor and drags Bryan to the apron for a chop to the chest. He pulls Bryan to the floor and throws him into the ring post, then gorilla presses him back into the ring. Show stands on Bryan’s hand, then hits a bodyslam. Show casually pushes Bryan with his foot, then kicks him in the ribs. Kane tags in as Show stands on Bryan’s face. Kane stomps Bryan down in the corner, then sends him into the adjacent corner for a splash before hitting a sidewalk slam for 2. Bryan gets thrown to the heel corner, where he tries to fight his way out. Kane goozles him, but Bryan starts kicking him in the legs. Kane shoves Bryan into the ropes, and into Show in the process. Show yells at Kane for not paying attention before Kane tags out. They pick Bryan up and hit him with a double back elbow. Show taunts Reigns on the apron as Reigns looks for a tag. Kane lectures Show about focusing on business, so Show picks Bryan up for the chokeslam. Bryan kicks his way out once more and hits a DDT. Bryan crawls for the tag as Show is slow to get up. He nearly makes it, but Show splashes him across the back to stop the tag and get a 2-count. Kane and Show continue to argue as Show picks Bryan up by the neck for a headbutt. Kane tells Show to finish Bryan, but Show says he’s having fun and taking care of his job. Show goes up for Vader Bomb, but Kane tags in. He tells Show not to take any risks and cause him this match. Kane goes to pick up Bryan, but Bryan pulls him down into the Yes! Lock. Show breaks it up after a moment, causing Reigns to come in. As the ref is distracted, Show pulls Kane to his corner to make the tag. Bryan crawls for the tag as Show and Kane continue to argue. Show puts Bryan down with a headbutt, then knocks Reigns off the apron with an elbow. Show calls for the chokeslam, but Bryan reverses into the Yes! Lock once more. Kane breaks it up with a boot this time and continues to berate Show. Show tells Kane to get out of his face, and that this isn’t all about him. Show turns his back on Kane, and Kane turns him back around, only to have Show blast him with the Knockout Punch. Reigns comes in and takes Show down with a spear as Bryan pulls himself up in the corner. He calls for the running knee, hits it and gets 3.

WINNERS: DANIEL BRYAN AND ROMAN REIGNS.

Bryan celebrates the win before both he and Reigns stare up at the big Wrestlemania sign. Reigns helps Bryan to his feet, and they nod at each other out of respect.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and February 5 Recap

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

This week WWE SmackDown emanates from the World Arena in Colorado Springs, CO.

We’re kicking the show off in the worst way, with another episode of “MizTV”. Miz is accompanied by Damien Mizdow, who has been demoted from stunt-double to asssistant. Mizdow is ordered to sit at ringside during the segment. For the “show”, Miz has two guests. A big “We want Mizdow” chant breaks out. His two guests will face each other at Fastlane, with the winner facing Brock Lesnar for the WWE World title at Wrestlemania. Daniel Bryan is out first, followed by Roman Reigns. Reigns immediately knocks out Miz upon entering the ring, and Bryan laughs. Reigns says Bryan thinks he’s going to slide in and take Reigns’ opportunity. He went through 29 superstars to get to this point, and he has no problem going through one more, because he’s going to Wrestlemania. He’s fighting Lesnar and he’s going to win the title. Would Bryan like to know how? Reigns is going to beat him at Fastlane. He doesn’t think they should wait, though. He thinks they should do it right here and now. Reigns tosses the director’s chairs from the ring. Bryan starts to talk, but instead tosses the last chair.

Before this goes further, Seth Rollins and J&J Security come out, with Rollins wearing a huge sh*t-eating grin. He says he hates to be a party-pooper, but actually, it’s kind of his thing. Anyway, he’s got a bone to pick with both of them. Bryan knows that on RAW, he was on the verge of beating Bryan, punching his ticket to Fastlane, and moving onto the main event of WM. But, he wasn’t victorious because Reigns tried to stick his nose into Rollins’ business. Reigns sucker-punched him because he’s a coward and doesn’t have the guts to face him one-on-one like a man. He gets it. After the role Rollins has been on, if he were Reigns, he wouldn’t want to face Rollins, either. In case Reigns forgot, he’s the guy who brought back the Authority and nearly slayed “The Beast” at the Rumble. It doesn’t matter what happens at Fastlane or WM, because he holds the future (his case) in his hands. On the subject of futures, Bryan’s future is in jeopardy. Per the Authority, Bryan has a match tonight…against J&J Security…and Rollins himself. Good luck making it to Fastlane.

Renee Young is standing by with Miz. Miz bitches about what just happened, calling it a failed attempt at a publicity stunt. The only controversy he sees is that he’s not in the main event of WM. Roman Reigns doesn’t belong in the main event, and he’ll prove it tonight, if Reigns accepts his challenge.

MATCH 1: GOLD & STARDUST VS. DOLPH ZIGGLER AND RYBACK
We get an inset promo from Ziggler and Ryback. They say they’re targets of the Authority, but they’re not going anywhere, no matter how much punishment they take. It’s just too bad for Gold & Stardust that they’re just too good. Feed them more. Back to the ring, the match starts with Ryback and Stardust. Ryback applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes. Ryback catches Stardust off the ropes, tags in Ziggler, hits an inverted atomic drop, then holds Stardust there for a Ziggler dropkick for 1. Ziggler applies an arm wringer, then tags in Ryback. Ryback hits a bodyslam, then mounts the middle rope for a falling splash for 1. Ziggler back in , and the faces hit a pair of back elbows before doing a Fargo strut. Ziggler then hits the Show-Off Elbow before Ryback hits a splash for 2 (not sure why he’s considered legal). Stardust back in as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Goldust is legal, and he’s grinding his knee into Ryback’s face. Ryback rams him into the corner and goes for a back-body drop. Goldust tags out, then hits a sunset flip, only for Stardust to boot Ryback for 2. Goldust tags in and applies a front chancery. Ryback fights out, but gets hit with a series of knees. Off a corner whip, Ryback knocks Stardust off the apron, then hits Goldust with a back elbow before backdropping him to the floor. Goldust rolls in and tags in Stardust, who comes off the top, only to get nailed in the gut. Ziggler tags in and drops Stardust with a clothesline. He hits a corner splash and a neckbreaker before knocking Goldust off the apron. The Show-Off Elbow gets 2, and Ziggler goes for the superkick. Stardust blocks and goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler lands on his feet and goes for the rocker dropper. Stardust avoids it, but then gets hit with a leaping DDT for 2. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Stardust holds onto the ropes before hitting the Disaster Kick. Goldust starts screaming for “Cody” to tag out, so Stardust does so by chopping Goldust across the chest. He then bails on the match as Ziggler hits Goldust with a superkick. Ryback tags in and hits Shell Shocked for 3.

WINNERS: RYBACK AND DOLPH ZIGGLER.

Stardust stares at Goldust from the stage.

We get a Black History Month segment for “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd.

Curtis Axel is in the ring, ready for a match with Dean Ambrose. Before that happens, however, Axel is going to cut a promo. This should be stunning. He says not to change the channel, but change the course of history. He was never eliminated from the Rumble. A “You’re not Perfect” chant breaks out. He says he should be headling WM as the entire crowd tries to stifle their laughter. He should be headlining WM, so he wants everyone to join the movement with the hashtag #AxelMania.

MATCH 2: CURTIS AXEL VS. DEAN AMBROSE
Axel goes on the attack with shots in the corner, but Ambrose quickly comes back with a series of jabs and kicks. He grinds Axel’s face across the top rope, then hits him with a chop. He explodes off the ropes with a cross-body into some mounted punches, then drops a power-drive elbow. In the corner, he grinds his forearm into Axel’s face and goes for a corner whip. Axel reverses, blocks a boot, sends Ambrose’s legs through the ropes, then nails him in the back of the head repeatedly as Ambrose is hung up. Axel nails a few more shots, then tosses Ambrose to the floor. Outside, Axel continues the attack, then screams at the announcers. He goes to roll Ambrose back in, but Ambrose blocks it and nails Axel in the face. He rolls Axel in and hits a corner forearm, followed by a bulldog. Up top, Ambrose goes for an elbow, but Axel boots him and goes for the Perfect-Plex. Ambrose blocks it, misses a clothesline, gets hit with a right, then rebounds off the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose quickly hits Dirty Deeds and gets 3.

WINNER: DEAN AMBROSE.

Bad News Barrett appears on the big screen and says he has breaking news courtesy of the Bad News Zone, or BNZ. Ambrose is a deranged vagrant of a superstar who is trying to make himself relevant by challenging BNB for the IC title. Unfortunately, things aren’t looking good for Ambrose, because he’s too much of a lunatic to deserve a title opportunity. For more breaking news, please stay tuned to BNZ.

MATCH 3: FANDANGO (W/ROSA MENDES) VS. ADAM ROSE (W/THE EXOTIC EXPRESS)
Yay! A rare heel vs. heel match, only it involves two men no one in their right mind gives a damn about. Before the match, Rose goes for his trust fall, but the Rosebuds drop him. Rose loses it and begins assaulting them. On the apron, Fandango snaps Rose into the ring. The bell rings, and Fandango hits a spinebuster. In the corner, he hits a couple chops, then hits a back elbow off the ropes. Rose reverses a corner whip, and Fandango slumps in the corner. Rose stomps him down before hitting a short-arm clothesline. Fandango rolls to the apron, where Rose knocks him back down with a boot. On the apron, Rose hits a back suplex. Rose slams him face-first into the apron, then screams at the Rosebuds. Back in the ring, Fandango sneaks in a small package for 2. Off the ropes, he connects with a spinning heel kick, then goes up top, where he hits the Last Dance for 3.

WINNER: FANDANGO.

The Miz comes down for a match with Reigns (who we learn accepted the challenge moments ago), then demands a mic. He says Reigns has embarrassed him on “MizTV” for the last time. You want to headline WM, why don’t you come out and face someone who actually did it?

MATCH 4: THE MIZ (W/DAMIEN MIZDOW) VS. ROMAN REIGNS
Miz knocks Reigns off the apron before the match starts, then throws him into the ring steps. The ref checks on Reigns to see if he wants to continue, and Reigns obliges by rolling into the ring. The bell rings, and Miz attacks Reigns in the corner. The ref backs him up, only to have Miz go back in for some kicks. He goes for a corner whip, and Reigns rebounds with a clothesline. He tosses Miz to the corner, then stomps him down. In the adjacent corner, Reigns hits a big headbutt. Miz comes back with a kick off the ropes, so Reigns Pounces him out of the rope as Mizdow looks on, seated at ringside. Miz screams at Mizdow to do something, only to turn around and get blasted by a Reigns clothesline. Back in, Miz goes for a tackle on the apron, misses, and gets kicked through the ropes. He manages to come back with a big boot out of the corner, then hits a quick kick off the ropes for 1. Miz rakes at Reigns’ face, then applies a rear chinlock. Reigns breaks free and nails Miz with a couple of punches before Miz blocks and hits the Reality Check for 1. Miz knee-chokes Reigns over the middle rope, while simultaneously raking at his face. He drops a leg across Reigns’ back for 2, then applies a rear chinlock. Reigns fights to his feet and goes for an Irish whip. Miz reverses and hits a kitchen sink. Miz looks for the hanging clothesline in the corner, but Reigns explodes out of the corner with a clothesline of his own. Reigns hits a pair of corner clotheslines, then a short-arm. He goes for a Samoan drop, but Miz escapes and kicks Reigns in the knee before looking for a snap DDT. Reigns blocks it twice, powers Miz up onto his shoulder, then hits a spin-out flapjack. He blasts Miz with the Superman Punch, then cuts through him with a spear for 3.

WINNER: ROMAN REIGNS.

MATCH 5: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION RUSEV (W/LANA) VS. ERICK ROWAN
Rowan is seriously the biggest jobber (both literally and figuratively) on the roster right now.The two immediately go to blows. Rusev shoves Rowan away, but Rowan comes back with a big boot. He rams Rusev’s head into the top buckle, then hits a Pounce, sending Rusev to the floor. Rowan rolls him back in, then blocks a kick attempt before shoving Rusev into the corner. Rowan hits an avalanche, but Rusev comes back with a spinning heel kick for 2. Rusev applies a rear chinlock, but then breaks it to hit a series of elbows before going back to the hold. Rowan fights out, but gets put back down with a knee. In the corner, Rowan hits an elbow and a right. He sends Rusev into the corner, then nails him with a Polish Hammer. Rusev gets bieled across the ring, and Rowan hits him with a spinning European uppercut off the middle rope. He hits another avalanche, then mounts the middle buckle for some punches. Rusev slides under his legs and knocks him off the ropes with a kick to the leg. Rusev lands a low jumping side kick, stomps Rowan in the back and applies the Accolade for the submission win.

WINNER: RUSEV.

It’s announced that Rusev’s match with John Cena at Fastlane will now be for the US title.

Renee Young is standing by with Paige. She says Paige has been having a tough time with the Bellas. What is going through her head? Paige says she doesn’t get embarrassed easily, but she was really embarrassed on RAW. She gets that she’s pale, she doesn’t look like every other diva or act like every other diva. She’s not a cookie cutter cutie pie like the Bellas, and she’s not a conformist. As for the Bellas, they’ll be the ones walking out embarrassed when she beats Nikki for the Divas Championship.

MATCH 6: ALICIA FOX VS. PAIGE
Paige still has some of the spray paint on her stomach from RAW. Paige tackles Fox and pelts her with rights before hitting a big boot. She grabs Fox by the hair and begins ramming her head into the mat. Fox comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. We see the Bellas looking on from a monitor backstage. Back in the ring, Fox picks Paige up for a sidewalk slam, but instead throws her through the ropes and to the floor. Paige makes it back in at 8, and Fox snaps her down with an arm wringer before hitting a northern lights suplex for 2. Fox applies a rear chinlock, but Paige elbows her way out. She hits a kick and a trio of short-arm clotheslines before connecting with a dropkick off the ropes. She ducks a clothesline and hits another big boot, then applies the PTO for the submission win.

WINNER: PAIGE.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen and says they say a man is defined by his actions. But he is no man. He is everywhere. He is everything. He is the spirit of perpetual negation. He is the reaper. (Laughs) What is it that makes you think you are immune to him, and that there would be no repercussions to your actions? Maybe you think your sins just don’t count, but the eyes of a fool are blinded by pride. Now, the devil is knocking on your door. Knock, knock, knock. He just wants you to come home. Just let him in. Let him in. Let me in!

MATCH 7-3-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH: DANIEL BRYAN VS. SETH ROLLINS AND J&J SECURITY (JOEY MERCURY AND JAMIE NOBLE)
Bryan starts off with Mercury, who asks for a test of strength. Mercury tries to yank him to the corner, but receives a kick to the leg for his troubles. Bryan reverses a waistlock and hits a takedown, only for Mercury to makes it to the ropes for a break. Noble tags in, and Bryan applies an arm wringer before sending Noble into the corner for a series of kicks. He then hits a kitchen sink for 2 before going back to the arm. He folds Noble’s arm over his head, then stomps the elbow before going for a jujigatame, only to have Noble quickly make it to the ropes. Noble rolls to the floor before coming back in for a tag to Rollins. Rollins talks a bunch of smack, then goes into a lock-up. Bryan turns it into a hammerlock, only to have Rollins elbow him in the face. They crisscross, with Bryan landing a dropkick for 1. Rollins backs him into the heel corner for an assault. Bryan fights them off, but then gets taken down by a shot from Rollins. Rollins hits a neckbreaker and tags in Noble, who hits a short-arm clothesline and a legdrop. Bryan goes for his legs, but Noble gets to the ropes before kicking Bryan away. Noble pulls Bryan to the middle, where Bryan fights back with kicks, sending Noble to the corner. He goes for a corner dropkick, but Rollins pulls Noble out of the way, causing Bryan to crash into the buckles. Rollins tags in, pulls Bryan to the floor and sends him neck-first into the barricade. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rollins has Bryan in a neck vice before hitting him with a release German suplex. Rollins talks some more trash, mocking Brock Lesnar in the process, then hits another release German. Mercury tags in and hits an elbow for 1. Noble in, and he stomps Bryan from the middle rope before dropping a pair of elbows. He does some shadow boxing before hitting a stomp, then tags in Mercury for a gut shot. Mercury hits a dropkick for 2, then tags in Rollins. Rollins stomps Bryan in the gut, then nails him in the back of the neck with a pair of forearms. He goes back to the neck vice, but Bryan fights out. He ducks a clothesline, and the two collide in the middle off simultaneous cross-body attempts. Back up, Bryan hits a few rights, but then gets hit with a complete shot into the middle buckle. Rollins stomps Bryan down, then tags in Noble. Noble immediately tags out to Mercury, while Rollins mounts the middle rope. J&J set Bryan up for a Rollins superbomb, but Bryan counters with a hurricanrana, sending Rollins to the floor. Noble gets hit with a drop-toehold into the middle buckle, and Bryan then kicks the ropes, sending Noble snapping backward. Mercury attacks from behind and goes for a corner whip. Bryan backflips, ducks a clothesline and hits Rollins on the outside with a suicide dive. Mercury then gets hit with a hotshot, and Bryan comes off the top with a double seated missile dropkick on J&J. He fires up the Yes! Kicks on both, then goes for the Buzzsaw. Rollins comes in to stop it with another German, but Bryan lands on his feet and clotheslines Rollins to the floor. Noble then gets backdropped to the outside. Mercury gets hit with a spinning back kick to the gut before Bryan calls for the running knee. Rollins pops up on the apron, and Bryan knocks him right back down, with the distraction allowing Mercury to roll Bryan up for 2, which Bryan quickly counters into the Yes! Lock, with Mercury almost immediately tapping out.

WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN.

As Bryan is celebrating on the stage, Kane nails him from behind and kicks him down the ramp. Kane rolls him into the ring, and now we have a 4-on-1 attack. J&J pick Bryan up and send him into a Kane chokeslam. They pick him up once more, and Kane hits another chokeslam. Rollins orders J&J to set Bryan up for the curb stomp, which connects. Rollins then tells Bryan, “Good luck making it to Fastlane. Welcome to the deep end.”

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and January 29 Recap

January 31, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s WWE SmackDown is live in Hartford, CT, due to the bad weather in the northeast. The Big Show will face Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan will face Kane in a casket match.

The show opens with the COO of WWE, Triple H, coming down to the ring. He says, “Welcome to Monday Night RAW” as a joke, pointing out the snowstorm, and how the show was postponed. One thing they don’t like in WWE is being told what to do, so when they were told they couldn’t do RAW, for the first time ever, RAW emanated from WWE Headquarters. A lot of people said they couldn’t get 1 million subscribers to the WWE Network, and this week, they made that happened. To all that have subscribed, he’s got two words for ya: Thank you. Then, they said they couldn’t do a show tonight in Hartford. That’s why Trips is here to welcome the crowd to Smackdown Live. It’s been a crazy week, and controversial as well, coming out of the Rumble on Sunday. WWE isn’t the only one on controversy on them. The Super Bowl is Sunday, and there’s controversy all over it. The NFL and Roger Goodell have a problem with their balls. Some like their balls soft, some like them hard. According to Tom Hardy, some like old balls. One thing about WWE and Trips, they’ve never had a problem with balls. Unlike Goodell who has controversy and does nothing, when Trips has controversy, he takes action. On 2/22 at Fastlane, he will deal with a current problem. He has a problem with a man called Sting. At Fastlane, he will go face-to-face with that problem and resolve it. Now, there’s other controversy coming out of the Rumble. Not the Rumble itself, which was spectacular (boos). The triple threat for the WWE title is one of the greatest matches Trips has ever seen. Seth Rollins proved to the world he’s the future of wrestling. It was a match where John Cena proved to the world that he is the past. And it is a match in which Brock Lesnar proved he is the beast and still the WWE World Champion. That match wasn’t the problem. No, the problem was the Rumble itself (boos). When that match was over, that building was rumbling. People were going crazy, from top to bottom. It was electric, and the next day, it got worse. Everyone talked about it, including ESPN and Bill Simmons. If you don’t know what he means, let’s take a look at the controversy.

We see video of the final moments of the Rumble, when Roman Reigns eliminated Big Show and Kane before the Rock came out to clear the ring. Reigns then eliminated Rusev to win the match to one of the worst reactions I’ve ever heard. Back to the arena, Trips says that, on RAW, he’ll put an end to the controversy. On Monday night, he will make an announcement that will shake the WWE Universe to its core.

As he starts to leave, Reigns comes down through the crowd. There’s mostly boos, but it’s a little more mixed than at the Rumble. He says Trips keeps talking about controversy; Reigns doesn’t see it. He won the Rumble match, so that means he’s going to Wrestlemania. Trips says that he did win the Rumble, but let’s see if he wins this one.

MATCH 1: ROMAN REIGNS VS. THE BIG SHOW
The two lock up, and Show backs Reigns to the corner. Reigns fights out with rights. Show tries for another lock-up, but Reigns ducks him. Show shoves him to the corner for some body blows, then whips him across the ring. He misses a hip attack, and Reigns hits a pair of corner splashes. Reigns goes for a suplex, but Show easily blocks and counters with one of his own. Show hits a bodyslam, then lands another body blow. Reigns gets whipped hard into the corner, but fights back from his knees with punches. Show lands a big shoulder off the ropes, then drops Reigns with a headbutt. He picks Reigns up for another headbutt, then sets him in the corner for a big biel throw. Reigns escapes a snake eyes attempt, then begins pounding Show in the back of the head before stomping Show down in the corner. Show comes back with yet another body blow, but then gets clotheslined to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Show is back in control, and he locks Reigns in a half-crab. He breaks the hold to strike Reigns in the knee a few times, then picks him up in his new hanging leg lock. Reigns manages to pull himself up on the ropes, grab show in a headscissors and send him over the top rope. Reigns hobbles to the floor and kicks Show into the ring post. Show recovers and sends Reigns back into the ring, but Reigns is up first and hits show with a pair of clotheslines. He ducks one from Show, then finally takes him down with the third one. Reigns hits Show with a Samoan drop, sending him back to the floor. Reigns heads to the apron and hits a flying clothesline. Both men make it back in before 10, and Reigns goes for the Superman Punch. Show catches him and hits a chokeslam for 2. Show rolls to the apron and heads up top. Reigns gets to his feet and blasts Show with a Superman Punch. Show is still up on the buckles, so Reigns hits another one, then slams Show to the mat. Reigns calls for the spear, hits it and gets 3.

WINNER: ROMAN REIGNS.

The crowd actually turned around quite a bit over the course of the match.

Vince McMahon appears via tape. He promotes Fastlane, talks about the 1 million subscribers, then tells those who haven’t subscribed that the month of February will be free for them to try out.

We get the second inductee for the Hall of Fame announced, and it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Seth Rollins comes out with J&J Security. He says he told everyone, and last Sunday at the Rumble, he proved once again just how good he really is. He was one second away from pinning John Cena and becoming the new WWE World Champion. What’s more impressive than that is that he stuck a dagger right into Lesnar by breaking his ribs. Cena can’t say that. The Undertaker sure can’t say that. And even though he didn’t walk out of Philly as champion, he still has the future firmly in his reach (his case). He’s feeling so good tonight that he’s issuing an open challenge to anyone in this entire building who thinks they’re even half the man he is. Come out and test him. See? Nobody has the guts. Nobody…

Ryback’s music hits, and he marches straight to the ring. J&J jump him, but he fights them off before Rollins nails a dropkick. The three proceed to triple-team him until Erick Rowan runs down to the ring. J&J try to stop him, but he takes them both down. Rollins nails him with a kick and continues stomping Ryback. Dolph Ziggler now runs down, and he tackles Rollins to the floor. Rollins throws him into the announce desk, then heads back to the ring for Ryback. Ryback is up and picks him up for Shell Shocked, but J&J manage to free Rollins and rolls him to the floor before bailing themselves. Rowan grabs them by their shirt collars, but Rollins frees them by nailing Rowan with a dropkick to the back.

Kane is in the back with the casket. Tonight, he writes the final chapter of Daniel Bryan’s story. Surprise, there is no happy ending. Bryan doesn’t know what happens in a casket match. First, Kane will beat him beyond the human capacity for pain, then dump him in the casket, shut the lid and secure the lad. The only thing Bryan will see is beautiful black darkness. All he’ll feel is the cold, hard casket squeezing the life out of him, and all he’ll hear is the frantic beating of his heart as it threatens to explode out of his chest, until he wonders how many beats he has left. That’s when he’ll scratch and claw, desperate to escape. But there is no escape. Don’t be alarmed, because soon enough, he’ll reach his final destination along the River Styx, towards eternal hellfire. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. May God have mercy on your soul, because the devil’s favorite demon will not.

MATCH 2: WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION JEY USO (W/NAOMI AND JIMMY USO) VS. TYSON KIDD (W/CESARO AND NATALYA)
Kidd nails Jey with a kick and goes for a corner whip. Jey avoids contact and hits an uppercut. He sends Kidd, and Kidd avoids contact before kicking Jey in the back of the leg. He ties Jey’s leg in the apron skirt and stomps down on it before applying a modified spinning toehold. Jey fights his way out, but Kidd is back on the attack quickly. Kidd drops an elbow to the knee, then applies a legbar before going for an anklelock. Jey kicks him away, and Kidd spills to the floor. Kidd is back up, but Jey puts him back down with an uppercut, then goes for a suicide dive. Kidd blocks it with a kick from the apron, misses a springboard, then runs into an Alley-Oos. Jey signals for the corner hip attack, but Cesaro distracts him. Jimmy wipes Cesaro out with a dive from the steps. In the ring, Kidd whips Jey leg-first into the buckles, then hits Just Kidding for 3.

WINNER: TYSON KIDD.

We see Kane staring at the casket.

Rusev and Lana are in the ring. Pretty sure he defends the US title even less than Dean Ambrose did. He says everyone saw what happened at the end of the Rumble. He should have been declared the winner. Lana screams in Russian. Rusev says he should be facing Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. He is the most dominant superstar, the only undefeated superstar, and your United States Champion. Your USA doesn’t give him Lesnar like he deserves. They give him a man with no titles, who is not a challenge. A man from the past: John Cena. Cena has no hunger or desire, and he’s not the superstar Rusev is. Cena is a loser. Cena doesn’t belong in the ring with him.

Cena comes out and says sometimes, the he and the WWE Universe don’t see eye-to-eye, but he thinks everyone will agree with him when he says shut your mouth, or he’ll shut it for you. Has anyone else noticed Cena slips in and out of what sounds like some bizarre amalgamation of a Boston and southern accent lately? Rusev needs a lesson in the word respect. Rusev is undefeated and the US Champion, and has crushed everything in his path, but he just made the biggest mistake of his life. He says Cena is a man of the past and a loser. Cena says he’s a 15-time World Champion, 2-time Rumble winner, has made 10 appearances at WM and is the face who runs the place. He was holding the US title before Rusev had pubes and Lana had boobs. So, Rusev needs to slow his role. Cena will give him a challenge right now, and then he blathers about dancing. He tells Lana to go back to Tinder, then challenges Rusev to a fight right now. Rusev hands over his medal and belt, but Lana tells him not to waste his time on this. Rusev stares Cena down for a moment, then decides to leave the ring instead. Cena makes some “ho” jokes, then says this isn’t a waste of time; this fights Rusev at Fastlane. This beats Rusev at Fastlane. And this, at Fastlane says the champ is here.

Nikki Bella vs. Paige for the WWE Divas Championship is announced at Fastlane. Makes sense since, you know, Natalya was the one who beat Nikki in several matches recently.

Renee Young is now standing by with Paige. She mentions the match I just did, but is then interrupted by the Bellas, who can do nothing but comment on how pale Paige is. Brilliant. And so clever, too. They call her a vampire. Paige nails Brie in the face with a forearm, and Nikki “nails” her with one before Brie “hits” a knee. Nikki then puts her down with another forearm.

MATCH 3: GOLD & STARDUST VS. THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR)
Finally, the Ascension get to face a real team. We get an inset promo, and the Ascension talk about destroying the New-Age Outlaws at the Rumble. Tonight, the destruction rolls on. They send “Oldust” and his cosmic freak brother back to outer space. Welcome to the Wasteland. Viktor and Stardust start, with Stardust getting a quick sunset flip for 1. Stardust then reverses a hiptoss before Viktor applies a waistlock. He ducks a clothesline and applies a full-nelson before sending him into Konnor. Stardust nails Konnor, but then gets hit from behind by Viktor. Konnor tags in and stomps Stardust down, then hits him with a European uppercut. He chokes Stardust over the bottom rope, then tags in Viktor, who nails a gut shot and a bodyslam. Viktor hits a fist drop for 1, then applies a rear chinlock. Stardust breaks free, but gets put down with a forearm. Konnor tags in and stomps Stardust down in the corner. Stardust crawls to his corner, but Konnor picks him up and goes for a back suplex. Stardust lands on his feet and hits the drop-down uppercut. Viktor tags himself in, and Goldust gets the hot tag to almost no reaction. He hits an uppercut, an inverted atomic drop and a boot to the side of the head, then sends Viktor into the corner. Viktor reverses, then runs into a powerslam. Konnor tries to interfere, but Goldust hits a drop-down uppercut on him. Back to Viktor, he calls for the bulldog, but Stardust tags himself in. He goes for the Disaster Kick, but Konnor knocks him on his ass. Konnor tags in, knocks Goldust off the apron, then the Ascension hit the Fall of Man for 3.

WINNERS: THE ASCENSION.

More footage of Kane with the casket.

We see some magician performing a trick with an Oreo for Summer Rae, R-Truth, Zack Ryder and Alicia Fox. The Miz and Damien Mizdow walk up, and Miz says he knows how the trick is done. The magician says he’s a big fan, and would love to do a trick with an A-lister. Miz likes the idea, but the magician is actually talking about Mizdow. Miz says he’s the stunt-double, and if the magician wants to do a trick, he does a trick with Miz. The Magician does an old trick with an egg and a handkerchief, then shows him how to do it. The magician then adds to the trick, turning the fake egg into a real egg. He then smashes it on Miz’s forehead. Mizdow is laughing.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen and asks what makes you smile? Is it spending time with a loved one? Is it money? Power? Perhaps it’s memory you hold dear, maybe something nostalgic from childhood. But him? He’s different. He finds enjoyment in the types of things your mommy and daddy have shielded you from your entire life. (laughs) He is not like you. He is legion amongst men. He fears nothing, living or dead. So, what makes you smile? Because after what transpires next, he promises it will be hard for you to ever smile again. Run.

MATCH 4-CASKET MATCH: KANE VS. DANIEL BRYAN
Kane rolls the casket down to ringside during his entrance. The crowd is FIRMLY behind Bryan here. They circle each other for a few moments until Kane shoves Bryan into the corner. Bryan ducks a shot and hits a few kicks before Kane hits him. He hits a bodyslam and a low dropkick before going for a pin for no reason. Bryan counters into a Yes! Lock, but Kane fights him off and tries to roll him into the casket. Kane then goes for a back suplex, but Bryan lands on his feet and hits several kicks to the back of Kane’s leg, eventually putting him down. Bryan tries to roll Kane into the casket, but Kane holds onto the ropes. He hits Bryan with a right, but then gets tripped into the buckles. Bryan kicks him in the face, then mounts the buckles for some punches. Kane shoves him off, but Bryan is right back on him. Kane shoves him off again, then goes for a chokeslam. Bryan fights out, ducks a clothesline and runs into a boot. Kane then goes to throw Bryan into the casket, but Bryan escapes and dropkicks Kane in the back near the casket. Bryan looks for a charge, but Kane moves to the other side of the ring, away from the casket. Commercials.

Back from the break, Kane has Bryan on the apron. He pulls the skirt over Bryan’s face and pelts him with rights. Back in the ring, Kane goes for a suplex into the casket. Bryan lands on the apron, so Kane boots him. Bryan holds onto the ropes, so Kane tries shoving him face-first into it. Bryan almost goes in, but then kicks Kane away. Back in the ring, Bryan immediately runs into a big boot. Bryan gets hit with a corner splash and a sidewalk slam. Kane tries to shove Bryan into the casket through the ropes, but Bryan braces himself on the apron before hitting some elbows. Kane launches him, but Bryan skins the cat and pulls Kane over with a headscissors. Kane quickly escapes to the floor, where Bryan dropkicks him through the ropes. Up top now, Bryan wipes Kane out with a plancha on the floor. He pelts Kane with rights, then comes off the apron with another dive. Kane cathes him and rams him back-first into the ring post before booting him into the casket. Bryan crawls out on the other side, so Kane shoves him back in. Bryan puts his feet up to prevent the lid closing, then boots Kane in the face repeatedly. Bryan dives again, and gets caught with a mid-air uppercut. Commercials.

Back from the break, Bryan nails a few shots on Kane before Kane hits a DDT off the ropes. Kane kicks Bryan towards the casket, then tries to shove him in with a boot to the face. Bryan slides under his legs and back into the ring, where Kane assaults him in the corner. Kane hits a short-arm clothesline, then whips Bryan into the corner. Bryan flips out of it, ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Bryan fires up the Yes! Kicks, but Kane ducks the buzzsaw. Kane charges at Bryan, but Bryan low-bridges him to the floor and then hits a suicide dive. He kicks Kane in the leg, knocking him against the barricade, where Bryan hits him with a running dropkick. Bryan assaults Kane with rights and goes for another dropkick into the barricade, but gets sent into the timekeeper’s area instead. Kane throws Bryan over the announce desk, then rolls him back over it to ringside before grabbing a chair. He cracks Bryan over the back three times, then drags him by the hair over to the casket. He throws Bryan face-first into the open lid, then rolls him onto the apron. Kane picks him up for the tombston, but Bryan slides out into the ring. He hits Kane with a hotshot, then nails a running dropkick. Kane is still hanging onto the ropes, so Bryan does it again. Kane still holds on, and on the third attempt, blocks Bryan and hits him with a chokeslam. Kane rolls him in, but Bryan kicks him in the face. Bryan then pulls Kane in with the Yes! Lock. Kane isn’t in all the way, so Bryan releases the hold and goes for the lid. Kane gets his arm up, so Bryan hits some Yes! Kicks to the chest. Kane blocks the buzzsaw and hits an uppercut. Back in the ring, Kane turns Bryan inside-out with a clothesline. He goes for the tombstone again, but Bryan reverses into the Yes! Lock. Kane escapes and goes for the chokeslam. Bryan escapes and low-bridges an incoming Kane into casket. Kane holds on, and Bryan blasts him with another kick. He then dropkicks Kane into the casket and finally closes the lid.

WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and January 22 Recap

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

Smackdown opens up with Daniel Bryan making his way down to the ring. Tonight, his spot in the Royal Rumble is on the line when he faces Kane. He says we are days away from the RR, and we’re about to begin the Road to Wrestlemania. He could talk about how important his match against Kane is tonight, how he’ll do anything to win. He could talk about how, ever since he had to forfeit the title due to injury, he’s spent every waking moment thinking how to win the belt back. He could talk about Sting and his first-ever appearance on RAW. He could talk about how the Authority flat-out sucks. He could talk about all of that, but he won’t, because John Cena did something very important on RAW. Instead of Bryan yakking, he knows some guys who have some things they want to get off their chests.

Bryan points to the stage, and out first is Ryback. Erick Rowan is out next, and finally, Dolph Ziggler. All three join Bryan in the ring, and Bryan introduces them all to the crowd. He’s sure they’re all excited to get into the ring. He asks what Ryback what he thinks, and Ryback says it sounds like there are some hungry people in Austin, TX. Both he and Bryan know what it’s like to sit at home and watch the world pass them by. He could have felt sorry for himself, but this was his dream since 12, and no one takes that away from him, especially the Authority. Thanks to Cena and the man they call Sting for reminding the world how bad the Authority sucks. This little game is over, and so is Ryback. The “Big Guy” is back.

Rowan takes off his mask to a surprisingly loud pop. He says being gone was sort of a blessing. He had time to sit back and think. He used to be a different person. He was naive. He was somebody’s puppet. These last few weeks…he’s seen himself in a new light, and he knows who he really is.

Last but not least is Ziggler. He says he sat around, ate some stuff-crust pizza, watched the new Trips and Steph fitness DVDs…anyway, before he was fired, he finally started to show everyone what he’s known all along, and that is that he belongs on top in this company. He was the IC Champion and the sole survivor at Survivor Series. He earned the right to fight with the best, but the Authority tried to take it all away. These guys are a threat, and they stood up for something they believed in. So, he’d rather sit in the ring and face any punishment forever than sit at home and complain on a podcast. This is what he loves to do, and he’s just getting started.

Corporate Kane, Seth Rollins, the Big Show and J&J Security come out onto the stage. Rollins calls this a Survivor Series reunion, only Superman Cena has been replaced with Bryan, the garden gnome. Ziggler says he didn’t recognize Rollins without his nose buried up the Authority’s backsides. Ever since Rollins conned Cena into bringing the Authority back, Ziggler’s been waiting to beat the crap out of him, so let’s do it right now. Rollins says he’d love that, but he’s not going to do it right now, because as Ziggler probably noticed, Rollins has more important things to do than deal with him. In only three days, he’ll not only beat Cena, but Brock Lesnar as well, and become the next WWE World Champion. As for the fitness DVDs, they’re phenomenal, and Ziggler should use them if he wants to be half the man Rollins is. Ziggler says that’s funny because those DVDs have a lot of cardio in them, and he’s never seen someone run from Lesnar faster than Rollins did on RAW. Kane interrupts and says Ziggler is disrespectful for someone who was just rehired. As for Bryan, the Authority is still in control, and Bryan still has to go through him to get into the RR. Bryan says he has a better chance against Kane than the Authority had against Lesnar on RAW. We then see footage of Lesnar destroying Rollins, Kane and Show. Show fires off some dumb insults and says he’d love to give everyone on the roster a first-class ticket over the top rope, because flying first-class would be unique for these four losers. But that doesn’t matter, because Bryan has Kane tonight. Kane tells Bryan they have history, and Bryan has forgotten the levels of sadism Kane is capable of. As for Ziggler, he’s chomping at the bit for an IC title match, but technically, as a new employee, he’s back at the bottom of the ladder. However, he’ll face the man who took the title tonight, and that match is right now.

MATCH 1-ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFIER: DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION WADE BARRETT (NON-TITLE)
Much like other matches we’ll see later, Ziggler has to win to get into the RR. BNB hits a waistlock takedown. Ziggler counters into an arm wringer, then goes into a side headlock. BNB backs him into a corner, hits a cheap shot, then stomps him down. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and pops up with a dropkick for 1. In the corner, Ziggler nails a series of rights. BNB reverses a corner whip, blocks a reverse leapfrog and nails a kick to the gut. He sends Ziggler shoulder-first into the ring post, which causes him to collapse to the floor. Outside, BNB rams Ziggler into the apron, then slams his arm into . BNB wraps the same arm around the ring post. Ziggler tries to fight back, but to no avail. BNB rolls him back in for 2, then applies 3/4-nelson. Ziggler tries to fight out, but BNB snaps him back down to the mat for 2. BNB continues to work over the bad arm before applying a fujiwara. Ziggler gets to his feet and hits a few rights before BNB kicks his bad arm. BNB misses a corner splash, which allows Ziggler to hit a leaping DDT for 2. Commercials.

Back from the break, BNB is back in control. He sets Ziggler up on the top, nails a couple shots to the back, then hits a running kick to the gut for 2. BNB applies an armbar, which Ziggler counters out of with a jawbreaker. BNB charges in, and collides with the ring post, much like Ziggler earlier. Ziggler hits a corner splash and a neckbreaker. The Shot to the Heart connects for 2. Ziggler misses the rocker dropper, and BNB rolls him up for 2. Ziggler comes back with a superkick for 2 of his own. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but BNB grabs the top rope. Ziggler ducks a big boot, but then gets put down with a mule kick. He sets up the Bullhammer, but Ziggler surprises him with a dropkick to the elbow and quickly hits the Zig-Zag for 3.

WINNER: DOLPH ZIGGLER.

Ziggler is now officially in the Rumble.

It is announced that the Ascension will face the New-Age Outlaws at the Rumble. Didn’t Billy Gunn nearly die the last time he wrestled on PPV? Is this really wise?

Renee Young is standing by with Roman Reigns. She quickly cuts back to RAW when the Big Show knocked out Ric Flair, only to have Roman Reigns come down and clothesline him over the top and to the floor. Back to Young and Reigns, Reigns cuts her off and says apparently Show is a giant. He knows because Show reminds everyone every chance he gets. You know who didn’t have to do that? Andre the Giant. Andre was the man, and Show is an insecure man trapped in a giant’s body. Reigns doesn’t want his spot; he wants his own. He wants to carve his own path and that starts at the Rumble. His feet will be planted, his head will be on a swivel, and his fist will be cocked. He’ll have no friends, and it is one versus all. You’re looking at the one. Believe that.

We see Fandango (remember him?) with Rosa Mendes (remember her?) in the back, with Fandango about to draw his entry number for the Rumble. He looks at his number and seems very pleased. He starts to make out with Rosa, with his back turned to the tumbler. Dean Ambrose walks up and switches Fandango’s ball with another one and walks off.

MATCH 2-ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFIER: RYBACK VS. WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION RUSEV (W/LANA) (NON-TITLE)
I was starting to forget Rusev worked here. It was kind of nice. The two lock up, and Rusev shoves Ryback away. They go at it again, and Ryback applies a side headlock before nailing a shoulder off the ropes. He goes for the cover, but Rusev immediately rolls to the floor. Back in the ring, Rusev nails some shots before stomping Ryback down. He goes for a suplex, but Ryback blocks it and hits one of his own for a 1-count. Rusev rolls to the floor once again. Back in, Ryback goes on the attack in the corner, hitting a series of shoulder thrusts. Rusev comes back with a dropkick off the ropes, sending Ryback to the apron. Rusev attacks Ryback’s knee, and Ryback slumps to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev puts Ryback down with a DDT for 2. Rusev drags Ryback to the apron, then slams his knee onto it from the floor. Rusev pulls him over to the ring post, wrapping the leg around the post. Back in the ring, Rusev hits a knee and a bodyslam. He connects with a second slam, then starts pie-facing Ryback. Ryback surprises him with a slingshot back suplex. Ryback connects with an elbow to the head and a forearm. Rusev reverses a corner whip, runs into a boot, then gets hit with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for 2. Rusev hits a couple of shots, then ducks a roundhouse and picks Rusev up for a backpack stunner for 2. Ryback nails shots to the side of Rusev’s head and sets him up for a powerbomb. Rusev blocks and counters into an Alabam Slam for 2. The two trade punches, with Ryback getting the better of the exchange. Rusev sends him into the corner and charges in, but Ryback catches him with a belly-to-belly. Ryback heads up top, but Rusev crotches him before blasting him with a jumping side kick. Ryback slumps to the mat and Rusev covers, but it’s only good for 2. Rusve begins throwing a fit, then stomps Rusev in the back before setting up the Accolade. Ryback blocks it, powers himself up, rolls Rusev off his back and hits a standing spinebuster. Ryback goes for the Meat Hook, but Rusev hits the floor. Ryback heads out and assaults him with rights. He hits some knees to the gut, then whips Rusev into the barricade. He mounts Rusev and nails more rights to the head. He hears the ref count to 9 and manages to run in just before the count.

WINNER VIA COUNT-OUT: RYBACK.

Ryback qualifies for the Rumble, but before he can celebrate, Rusev nails him with a forearm to the head. He stomps Ryback down, then signals for the kick. Ryback blocks it and hits the Meat Hook. He goes for Shell Shocked, but Rusev escapes and heads for higher ground.

MATCH 3: NAOMI VS. BRIE BELLA (W/NIKKI BELLA)
Paige and Natalya are on commentary. We get an inset promo from the Bella Twins. They bash Nattie for liking cats and Paige for being pale. That’s pretty much it. The match starts and Naomi rolls Brie up for 1. She hits a dropkick, ducks a clothesline and hits a flipping clothesline. She hits a kick in the corner, then nails a few more shots before Brie hits a back elbow. Brie hits some forearms and goes for an Irish whip. Naomi slides under the bottom rope and winds up on the apron. Brie blocks a high kick and hits a hotshot, sending Naomi to the floor. Brie rolls Naomi back in and hits a low dropkick for 2. Brie throws Naomi to the corner, then hits a bulldog for 2. Brie hits a knee off the ropes, then goes for one against the ropes. Naomi avoids it and hits a pair of clotheslines. Brie blocks a high kick, hits a leg stunner, then follows up with a diving facebuster for 3.

WINNER: BRIE BELLA.

Luke Harper is somewhere in the back. He says that, this Sunday, in the Rumble, you can send in anyone you want, but don’t send in anyone you want back. After tonight, Rowan, you won’t even get the chance. Don’t blink, or the monsters will get you, the monsters that live in here now. Are you scared yet? You should be.

It’s time for Gold & Stardust to choose their entry numbers for the Rumble. Stardust rambles on, then draws his number. He doesn’t look pleased. Goldust draws his, and it’s hard to tell if he likes it or not. Then they start hissing at each other.

MATCH 4-ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFIER: ERICK ROWAN VS. LUKE HARPER
Rowan gets the jobber non-entrance, so his chances here aren’t good. They immediately start trading punches. Rowan sends Harper into the corner and hits a big boot for 2. He drives Harper’s head into the top buckle and hits a bodyslam for another 2. Harper rolls to the floor, and Rowan follows. He hits a shot and rolls Harper back in, where he hits a Pounce for yet another 2. Rowan sets up a powerbomb, but Harper counters with a hurricanrana. Rowan is quickly back up, and he powers Harper to the corner for some headbutts. After a corner whip, Rowan hits an avalanche. Harper recovers and hits a big dropkick off the ropes. Harper runs into an elbow in the corner, and Rowan tosses him upside down into the buckles. Rowan hits another avalanche, then another across the ring. Another one connects, and a spin kick gets 2. Rowan goes for a full-nelson, but Harper escapes. He runs into a knee, and Rowan puts him down with a powerbomb for 2. Rowan heads up top, missing a big splash. Harper nails a superkick and lands the discus clothesline for 3.

WINNER: LUKE HARPER.

Rowan becomes the first man to not qualify for the Rumble tonight. Big surprise. Seriously, WWE seems to have no clue what they want to do with this guy.

Rollins and Kane are in the back, and Kane says it’s a big night, and he needs every possible advantage. the camera pans out to show that J&J and Show are there as well. Kane wants to borrow J&J for this match. Rollins understands and knows they need to make sure Daniel Bryan stays out of the Rumble. Rollins agrees to let J&J accompany Kane for the main event.

We get the annual “By the numbers” video for the Rumble.

Damien Mizdow gives Miz a latte in the back, and Miz asks if it’s his way of apologizing for embarrassing Miz on RAW. Mizdow says he doesn’t know what came over him. He got caught up in the moment, but to be honest, the people seemed to like it. Miz says the crowd is never cheering for Mizdow. He is a stunt-double, so when he thinks the crowd is cheering for him, they’re really cheering for the Miz. Miz says the latte needs more froth, and he’ll be in his trailer. He walks off, and the Usos approach Mizdow. Mizdow says he has nothing to say. The Usos say that they’ve got a tag title match at the Rumble, and then the Rumble itself, where its every man for themselves. Last year, they almost eliminated each other. If Miz goes over the top rope, will Mizdow do it, too? This is Mizdow’s chance to be a star. Think about it.

MATCH 5-NO-DISQUALIFICATION ROYAL RUMBLE QUALIFIER: DANIEL BRYAN VS. KANE (W/J&J SECURITY)
Bryan hits some quick strikes, but Kane retaliates almost immediately. Bryan ducks a clothesline and htis a cross-body for 1 before getting tossed to the apron. J&J interfere, and Kane boots Bryan to the floor. Kane hits a neckbreaker at ringside, then dumps Bryan across the top of the barricade. Kane grabs a kendo stick from under the ring and cracks Bryan across the back several times. He rams the end of the stick into the back of Bryan’s neck, then rolls him back in. He grabs the stick before climbing back in and swings for the fences. Bryan ducks the shot nails a forearm and grabs the stick. He nails Kane repeatedly across the arm and shoulder while peppering in some Yes! Kicks for good measure. He puts Kane down with a Buzzsaw for 2, then goes up top, stick still in hand. He comes off the top for a shot to the head, but Kane meets him with an uppercut for 2. Bryan gets tossed to the floor as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Kane has Bryan in a rear chinlock. Bryan fights out, but Kane kicks him in the knee and hits a DDT off the ropes for 2. Jamie Noble hands Kane a chair, and he rams Bryan in the gut before cracking him across the back for 2. Kane wedges the chair in between the middle and top buckles and goes back to Bryan. Bryan lands a kick to the head, then hits a series of kicks and punches. Kane shoves him into the ropes and charges in, but Bryan low-bridges him to the floor. Bryan dropkicks him through the ropes and goes for a suicide dive, but Kane nails another uppercut, sending Bryan crashing to the floor. Bryan gets whipped into the steps, and now J&J are tearing up the announce desk. Kane climbs on, and J&J roll Bryan onto the table. Kane goes for the tombstone, but Bryan escapes and shoves Kane to the floor. Bryan dives off, right into a goozle. He escapes a chokeslam attempt and shoves Kane shoulder-first into the ring post. Bryan rolls into the ring, where he hits a suicide dive. Bryan then hits a running dropkick against the barricade before attacking both members of J&J Security. The distraction allows Kane to nail Bryan from behind, and he rolls Bryan back into the ring. Kane heads up top and goes for the clothesline, but Bryan catches him in the Yes! Lock. J&J break it up before Kane can tap. Bryan fights them both off, hitting each with dropkicks in the corners. Kane recovers enough to hit a chokeslam, but it’s only good for 2. Kane flips out before rolling to the outside for another chair. Back in the ring, Kane charges in with the chair, but Bryan dropkicks him in the knee, sending him into the buckles face-first, the chair colliding with his face in the process. Bryan blasts him with the knee strike and gets 3.

WINNER: DANIEL BRYAN.

Bryan keeps his spot in the Rumble. He celebrates on the stage, only for Big Show to attack him from behind. Show boots Bryan down the apron, then picks him up over his shoulder and carries him to the ring for a 4-on-1 attack. Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan hit the ring to even the sides. Harper, Cesaro, Tyson Kidd and Titus O’Neil then come out to attack the faces. Goldust, Stardust, R-Truth, Sin Cara, and pretty much everyone else in the Rumble then hit the ring, and we’ve got a massive brawl. Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he joins the fray. Now it’s time for Roman Reigns to come down through the crowd as guys are getting tossed over the top rope left and right. Reigns goes right after Show, knocking him out. He lays out J&J with a Superman Punch, then drops Titus with a spear. Reigns, Ambrose, Ryback and Bryan are left standing as Show & Kane look on from the apron.

End of show.

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This week marks the first episode for SmackDown’s move back to Thursday nights, where it originally started. This week originates from Baton Rouge, LA.

The show opens with Byron Saxton in the ring, and he welcomes Daniel Bryan out, who will return to action later this evening. The announce team for tonight is Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler, with JBL thankfully nowhere to be found. Bryan says he’s back at home where he belongs, in front of the great fans, and he’s not out here wearing jeans and flannel; he’s out here in gear, because he’s ready to fight. Saxton says the man Bryan will face nearly single-handedly destroyed Bryan’s career. We get a video clip from Bryan’s run with the WWE World title, when he was repeatedly tombstoned by Kane. Back to the arena, Saxton says Bryan must be taking things more seriously. Bryan says that’s exactly what he’s doing. He knows Kane better than anyone. They had a rivalry, then became Team Hell No!, winning the tag titles and holding them for nine months. He considered Kane a friend and brother. But Kane stabbed him in the back, as well as all of the fans the moment he traded in a mask for a suit. Since then, Bryan has had all the doctors telling him he’d never wrestle again…but he’s here tonight. He’s here, and despite what the doctors say, he’s ready. He’s a little worried about his neck. No one knows what will happen until he gets into the ring. But this is how he’s going to prove his worth. Tonight, he fights Kane, and he wins. Then, in two weeks, at the Royal Rumble, he wins. Then, in three months at Wrestlemania XXXI, he wins. Now, some people think that’s a pipe dream. Does he actually think he can do it? Do the fans think he can do it? Yes! Yes! Yes!

Triple H comes out, flanked by Corporate Kane, the Big Show, Seth Rollins and J&J Security. They march down to the ring, and the bell sounds.

MATCH 1: DANIEL BRYAN VS. CORPORATE KANE (W/THE BIG SHOW, J&J SECURITY, SETH ROLLINS AND TRIPLE H)
Bryan immediately hits a dropkick in the corner, then tees off on Kane with punches and kicks. Kane comes back with a kneelift as Byron Saxton has joined the announce desk. Bryan avoids a back suplex, then trips Kane into the buckles. Bryan kicks the middle buckle into Kane’s face, then starts to fire up the Yes! Kicks. Bryan ties up Kane’s left leg in the ropes, then hits it with a running dropkick. Bryan nails some European uppercuts until Kane hits an uppercut of his own. Kane throws Bryan to the corner for an assault, stomping him down. Kane drops Bryan with a straight right, then hits a neckbreaker. He follows up with another one, but it’s only good for 2. Kane locks in a cravat, but Bryan elbows his way out. Off the ropes, Bryan runs into a big boot for 2. Kane hits a DDT for another 2 before applying a neck vice. Bryan fights out again until Kane hits him with a kneelift. Bryan blocks an Irish whip, then low-bridges Kane to the floor. Bryan hits a dropkick through the ropes, then dives off the apron, only to have Kane floor him with an uppercut. Commercials.

Back from the break, Bryan counters a rear chinlock with a jawbreaker. Kane recovers and hits a super slo-mo DDT off the ropes for 2. Kane gets frustrated and pounds Bryan’s chest with forearm shots. In the corner, Kane hits a clothesline and follows up with a sidewalk slam for 2. Kane backs Bryan to the corner with a chinlock, then hits him with another kneelift. He sets Bryan up for a superplex, but Bryan puts on the breaks. He fights Kane off with gut shots, then knocks him down with a headbutt. He hits a cross-body for 2, and Kane is back up with a boot. Bryan backflips off a corner whip, ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Bryan hits some more Yes! Kicks, and a running one gets 2. More kicks in the corner now and Bryan goes for a running dropkick. Kane goozles him and goes for the chokeslam. Bryan escapes and looks for the Yes! Lock, driving Kane down. He locks it in, but J&J hit the ring, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: DANIEL BRYAN.

As Kane bails, Bryan takes out both members of J&J, dropkicks Show through the ropes, ducks a briefcase shot from Rollins and bails to the ramp.

The Authority start to stalk Bryan up the ramp, but he’s joined by Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, causing the Authority to stop almost immediately. Triple H tells them if they want to get involved, later tonight, we’re going to have a 6-man tag team match. We’ll put an end to this uprising, because that is what’s best for business.

We get the announcement for Randy Savage being inducted into the Hall of Fame, which we can all agree is long overdue.

Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron. He says he’s not a human being; he’s an ideology. He’s the forbidden fruit; he’s the cure. For thousands of years, your society labels things like him a threat. You can only contain a poison of this caliber for so long before it starts to seep out of the cracks and starts to contaminate all things they hold precious. They were right, and after he wins the Royal Rumble, it will be too late to run. Accept your fate, and follow the buzzards.

MATCH 2-6-PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH: WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY) AND NOAMI VS. THE MIZ, DAMIEN MIZDOW AND ALICIA FOX
Miz and Jimmy start. Miz applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes. The two crisscross until Jimmy hits a back elbow. He nails a chop, then another, and he makes the tag to Jey. They hit Miz with their double back elbow, which leads to Mizdow running into the ring and bumping off it as well. The Usos just shrug and drop a double elbow on Miz as Mizdow continues to sell. Miz gets clotheslined to the floor, then gets floored by a suicide dive by Jey. Back in the ring, the crowd begs for a Mizdow tag, which they get. However, Fox immediately tags herself in. Naomi automatically becomes legal and hits Fox with a dropsh*t. Naomi pelts her with rights, then hits a leaping hurricanrana. Fox backdrops her to the apron, where Naomi lands on her feet and hits a high kick. He follows with a top rope cross-body for 2. Fox tags out to Miz, and Jey comes in as well. Miz nails him with a big boot, then stomps him down in the corner. Michael Cole basically just called Miz talentless, which makes me happy. Miz hits a few knees, then teases a tag to Mizdow. Jey hits a few weeks shots until Miz goes for the Reality Check. Jey blocks it, and the two wind up simultaneously clotheslining each other. Jey makes the tag to Jimmy, who hits a series of strikes, ending in a release Samoan drop. He goes for the hip attack, but Miz sees it coming. Jimmy instead climbs the buckles and hits a corkscrew moonsault. Fox breaks up the pin before the ref can start counting. Naomi comes in, and Jimmy throws her over his head onto Fox in a cannonball. Meanwhile, Miz rolls Jimmy up for 2, but Jimmy reverses for 2. Mizdow comes in, and Miz shoves him into a superkick. Miz sneaks in from behind and hits the Skull-Crushing Finale for 3.

WINNERS: ALICIA FOX, THE MIZ AND DAMIEN MIZDOW.

Renee Young is standing by with Roman Reigns. She says he’ll be in the Royal Rumble in 10 days, where it’s every man for themselves. Tonight, can he coexist with his partners, knowing they could stand in between him and a title match at Wrestlemania? Reigns says if tonight was the RR, those boys would be in a world of hurt. But it’s not. Ambrose is his boy, and he has no beef with Bryan. However, he has a huge problem with the Authority and their huge crybaby, the Big Show. Tonight is another chance to screw over the Authority. As for the RR, it’s one vs. all, and we’re looking at the one. Believe that.

We see Paul Heyman marching into the arena.

After some commercials, Heyman is making his way down to the ring as we see what happened between Rollins, John Cena and Brock Lesnar on RAW, ending with Rollins curb-stomping them both. Back to the arena, Heyman introduces himself, then says he doesn’t mind admitting publicly that, for the first time in his career, he’s afraid. If you think about it, Lesnar does what he does because he’s a beast. When he conquered “The Streak”, he did it because he wanted to, because he could. When Lesnar took a hundred-million dollar franchise in Cena and dumped him on his head en route to winning the title, he did it because he wanted to. It was a Sunday, and he had nothing better to do. Now, Lesnar is pissed off. He’s walking with a purpose, and that purpose is to get his hands on Rollins and F-5 the future straight into the past.

On that note, Rollins comes down, with J&J Security. Rollins says he’s sick and tired of everyone walking around on eggshells in regards to Lesnar. He’s sick of everyone telling him he hides the Authority and J&J. He is not afraid of Lesnar. And you know what? He’s so sick of it, to hell with it, he’s cashing in tonight. He wants Heyman’s client tonight. Let’s give the crowd the biggest main event in the history of this show: Lesnar vs. Rollins for the WWE World title, right here, right now! Heyman calls the challenge interesting, but they both know Lesnar is not here tonight. Rollins says if he can’t curb stomp Lesnar, then he’s going to do it to Heyman. Heyman laughs and calls this stereotypical. Everyone says stuff like this when Lesnar isn’t around. Will this attack make him tough? Will that prove he’s the future of WWE? Rollins says it isn’t about being tough, it’s about being smart. If he feels like stomping Heyman tonight, he takes away Lesnar’s greatest asset. Then, at the RR, he’ll be fighting all brawn with no brains. Then, Lesnar is nothing more than a 300-lb. mass of muscle he will run circles around. And he’s proven Cena is not a threat to him. Let’s face the facts: he’s curb stomped Lesnar twice, and at the RR, he’ll make it count for the third time, beat Lesnar and walk out as the champion. So, tell him again why he shouldn’t stomp Heyman right now? Heyman says the Authority in power now, but they’ve already been removed once. What makes him think the Authority can’t be removed again? By hook, by crook, by the Board of Directors, by Vince McMahon’s whims. The future of WWE is a long-term vision, and since Heyman has been back in WWE, he’s gained power every day. He gained it when Lesnar conquered “The Streak”. He gained it when Lesnar became the WWE World Champion. His client has a death grip on the title, and Lesnar will control the title as he deems appropriate. Lesnar can control the title by defending it, or he can protect the new champion when Heyman decides the future is now. Heyman then marches off as Rollins looks contemplative.

MATCH 3: NATALYA (W/PAIGE) VS. WWE DIVAS CHAMPION NIKKI BELLA (W/BRIE BELLA) (NON-TITLE)
They two lock up, and Nattie applies a hammerlock. Nikki counters with an armdrag and flexes her garter snakes. Nattie applies a waistlock, into a legbar. Nikki breaks it with a kick, then hits an elbow in the corner before hitting a tornado armbar takedown. Nikki begins to work over Nattie’s arm and snaps her over for 2. Nikki applies a scissored armbar, but Nattie rolls to her stomach and powers Nikki up, breaking the hold by slamming Nikki. In the corner, Nikki misses a clothesline. Nattie hits a snapmare, a kick to the back, a seated dropkick and a discus clothesline. She goes for the Sharpshooter, but Brie jumps on the apron with the Divas title. On the other side, Paige slaps Nikki behind the ref’s back. Nattie then applies the Sharpshooter and gets the submission win.

WINNER: NATALYA.

Renee Young is now standing by with the Big Show. Oh, joy. She starts to give the same interview she did with Reigns, but he cuts her off. He says he knocked out Cena and Reigns on RAW. As for tonight, he’ll knock out all three of them. At the RR, he’s entering himself. He dominates there. He’s a giant, and he’s going to put himself back on top. He’ll throw 29 other superstars over the top rope. Who can throw him out? There is no one who can eliminate him. The camera pans over, and we see Kane. He says he’s also in the Rumble. Also, Show has apparently forgotten all of the times people have thrown him out.

MATCH 4-INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: SIN CARA VS. BAD NEWS BARRETT (CHAMPION)
Cara immediately gets in a schoolboy for 2. He then hits another roll-up for 2. BNB nails a gut shot and sends him to the corner. Cara moves to the apron and hits a kick before going up top. BNB sends him right back down with a high hiptoss. He sends Cara into the buckles for 1 before applying a rear chinlock. Cara fights out, but BNB puts a stop to that with an elbow. Cara backlips off a back suplex, hits a kick and a pair of springboard cross-bodies for 2. BNB nails another gut shot, then hits a kneelift. Cara reverses an Irish whip, but Barrett puts on the brakes and sends Cara to the apron. Cara lands on his feet and heads up top for a dive. BNB sees it coming, moves, then catches Cara with the Winds of Change. BNB turns the elbow pad inside out for the Bullhammer, then winds up. Cara ducks and rolls BNB up in a schoolboy for 2 before powering him up and dropping him with a powerbomb. Odd spot for a cruiserweight, but it got a nice pop. Cara goes up top for the swanton bomb, but misses. He avoids another Bullhammer shot and goes for another springboard cross-body, but gets caught mid-air with the Bullhammer on the third attempt for 3.

WINNER AND STILL CHAMPION: BAD NEWS BARRETT.

Dean Ambrose is in the back, and he says he was the kid you avoided when you were young. He was disruptive in class as well. That will serve him well in the RR. The person who wins won’t care about alliances or friendships. They won’t give a damn about their well-being, as long as the end justifies the means. Don’t count him out; count him in. Tonight, two of his RR opponents are his partners, and they have one thing in common: they detest the Authority. No one tells him what to do; he just goes out there and does it.

MATCH 5: SETH ROLLINS, THE BIG SHOW AND CORPORATE KANE (W/J&J SECURITY) VS. DANIEL BRYAN, DEAN AMBROSE AND ROMAN REIGNS
Ambrose and Rollins start, with Rollins going on the attack right away. Ambrose comes back with a series of strikes in the corner, then throws Rollins across the ring. He grinds his forearm into Rollins’ face before hitting a power-drive elbow. A neckbreaker connects, and now Ambrose is stomping Rollins in the gut. Reigns tags, and they give Rollins a wishbone. In the corner, Reigns hits a clothesline, followed by a beal throw. Reigns stares at Show as he hits Rollins with a suplex. Reigns begins working over Rollins’ left shoulder before applying a front chancery. Rollins fights out, but gets clubbed across the back for his troubles. Rollins hits a kick off the ropes and tags in Kane. Kane applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes for 1. He goes back to the headlock, but Reigns counters with a back suplex for 1. Kane fights off an arm wringer with rights, then sends Reigns into the ropes. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Reigns hits a big uppercut, then tags in Bryan. Bryan lays in some kicks in the corner before stomping Kane down. Bryan hits a European uppercut, then several more in the corner. Kane shoves him away and hits an uppercut of his own before tossing Bryan to the floor. Show and Rollins drop down, but Ambrose and Reigns stop them from doing anything. Bryan nails Kane, and now a brawl has spilled out between the two sides. Rollins gets thrown into the timekeeper’s area by Ambrose, and now the faces are standing tall in the ring as we go to commercials.

Back from the break, Bryan nails Rollins with a kitchen sink. Ambrose tags in and stomps Rollins in the corner before grinding his face across the top rope. Ambrose nails a bunch of strikes before hitting a seated dropkick against the ropes for 2. In the corner, Ambrose hits some gut shots, then gets whipped across the ring. Ambrose blocks an incoming Rollins and goes up top. Rollins crotches him, sending him into a tree of woe. Rollins hits a flying stomp to the face, then tags in Show, who hits a big headbutt. Show applies a modified leglock, hanging Ambrose upside-down in the process. He drops Ambrose, then picks him up by the forehead. In the corner, Rollins tags in and stomps Ambrose repeatedly. Behind the ref’s back, Show and Kane get in a few cheap shots before Rollins goes for the pin, getting a 1-count. He applies a rear chinlock, then throws Ambrose into the corner for some gut shots. Show tags in and hits a running hip attack. He nails a bodyslam, then goes for a jumping elbow, which connects for 2. In the corner once more, Show goes for his big chop. Ambrose ducks and starts to unload on Show before Show stops him with a headbutt. He drops an elbow to Ambrose’s knee, then goes back to the leglock. He drops Ambrose and tags Kane, who does some jazz hands before hitting a kick. He continues the attack on Ambrose’s knee, then slaps him in the face. He picks Ambrose up and puts him right back down with a suplex for 1. In the heel corner, Rollins tags in and stomps Ambrose’s hand. Rollins screams in Ambrose’s face until Ambrose slaps him. Rollins comes back with a thrust kick and tags in Kane. Rollins peppers Ambrose with rights, and Kane hits an uppercut. Ambrose comes back with a kick off the ropes, and Kane responds with another uppercut. Ambrose falls into the ropes and hits the rebound clothesline. Rollins tags in and cuts off the tag. Ambrose sends him to the floor with a backdrop. J&J distract the referee as Show clips Ambrose’s knee. Reigns drops Show with a Superman Punch, and Rollins puts him down with a dropkick. Back in the ring, Ambrose makes the tag to Bryan, who ducks a shot from Rollins and nails Kane with a dropkick on the apron. He nails Rollins with rights, flips out in the corner, ducks a clothesline and hits Kane with a suicide dive on the outside. On the apron, he hits Rollins with a hotshot, then climbs back into the ring and nails him with a running corner dropkick. Bryan sets him on the top and snaps off a super hurricanrana for 2. Rollins comes back with a kick to the head and tags in Kane, who hits a chokeslam, but it’s only good for 2 as Reigns breaks it up. Reigns rolls to the floor, where Show drops him with a side kick. Show begins to tear up the announce desk, so Reigns tackles him over it. Back in the ring, Bryan counters a second chokeslam attempt with the Yes! Lock, only to have Rollins break it up. Ambrose nails him with a seated dropkick, then drops both members of J&J with rights. He then clotheslines Rollins to the floor before heading up top for a flying elbow to ringside, taking out everyone. Kane picks Bryan up for a tombston, but Bryan escapes and hits the running knee strike for 3.

WINNERS: DEAN AMBROSE, DANIEL BRYAN AND ROMAN REIGNS.

As Bryan is celebrating, Triple H comes out. He congratulates Bryan and says he got lucky tonight, but he has a feeling Bryan’s luck will run out. Next Thursday, Kane deserves a rematch, and when Bryan loses, he’ll not only lose the match, he’ll lose his spot in the Rumble. Good luck.

End of show.

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WWE SmackDown Results and January 9 Recap

January 11, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week opens up with Seth Rollins, flanked by J&J Security. He says he’s feeling good tonight. Did everyone see the look on John Cena’s face at the end of RAW? He loved it so much, he wants us all to take a look at it again. We see a freeze-frame of said expression, and Rollins says that’s the look of a man who knows he’s been had.

He manipulated Cena into doing something Cena swore he’d never do again, and that’s bring back the Authority. With them being back in power, that’s on Cena’s head. What’s also on his head are three of his friends are no longer employed by WWE. On Monday, they were fired, the three being Erick Rowan, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler. Everyone owes Cena a debt a gratitude because, thanks to him, the Authority is back in power, and Rollins is in the main event at the Royal Rumble. At the RR, the WWE World Championship match will now be a triple threat: Cena vs. Brock Lesnar vs. Rollins. Everyone that says that the Authority is vindictive is wrong. He thinks they’re justified. But, just so everyone doesn’t think he’s a bad guy, he’d like to ask for ten seconds of silence so we can acknowledge the lackluster careers of Rowan, Ryback and Ziggler. So, if everyone could, let’s bow our heads and ring the bell. The timekeeper does the 10-bell salute, but before it’s finished, Roman Reigns’ music hits.

Reigns comes down through the crowd and heads straight for the ring. He’s already got a mic, and Rollins says it’s good to see him again, brother. Reigns apologizes for interrupting, then says he’s not sorry. Rollins is full of himself, as well as something else. Rollins is a sniveling suck-up sell-out. His so-called brother here has donkey dung for brains. What he’s trying to say is he’s going to kick Rollins’ ass. He then knocks Rollins down with a right before taking out J&J Security. Rollins tries a few weak shots, but Reigns sends him flying over the ropes with an uppercut.

The Big Show joins Rollins and J&J on the stage, and he’s soon followed out by Corporate Kane. Kane says Reigns always says it’s one vs. all. Let’s put that to the test tonight, as he takes on both Rollins and Show…unless Reigns can find a partner. Bear in mind if they join Reigns, they would fall out of favor with the Authority. He wishes Reigns luck, but says he’ll need more than that. Show asks if he wants to compare the Superman Punch to the catcher’s mitt he calls a fist. Tonight, that fist will knock Reigns out, and if Reigns can find a partner, he’ll knock the partner out, too, as well as everyone in the audience. Reigns woke up a sleeping tiger. What’s even worse is he’s raised the ire of a 7-foot, 450-lb. giant. Reigns is screwed.

We see Kane on his phone in his office, saying he has everything under control. He ends the call when the Miz and Damien Mizdow walk in. Miz sucks up to him, and he’s not even sad “MizTV” got canceled tonight. They wants Rollins to have his own spotlight, just like Miz has. That being said, he thinks it’s only fair to fight the Usos in a two-on-two match for the titles tonight. Kane says that’s fair, and Mizdow accidentally spills water on him. Kane says nothing in life is fair, so Miz can thank his stunt double that the title match will still be a triple threat match.

MATCH 1: ADAM ROSE (W/THE EXOTIC EXPRESS AND THE MASTERS OF THE WWE UNIVERSE) VS. BIG E (W/KOFI KINGSTON AND XAVIER WOODS)
E goes right on the attack with body blows and a corner whip. He hits a shoulder thrust, then follows up with more body blows. Rose ducks a clothesline and hits a spinebuster for 2. Rose peppers E with rights, then drops a few forearms to the chest for a 1-count. Rose goes into a sleeper, but E breaks free and hits a pair of clotheslines. Rose runs into a belly-to-belly, and E then hits him with a Warrior Splash. He signals for the Big Ending, but Rose escapes. He hits an enziguri out of the corner, then lands a tornado DDT for 2. Rose drops a couple elbows to E’s neck, but then E catches him with a tilt-a-whirl right into the Big Ending for 3.

WINNER: BIG E.

The New Day challenge the Masters to get in the ring, but to no avail.

The Ascension come out for their match, but before that, it’s promo time. Viktor says there have been plenty of so-called dominant tag teams in WWE history, like the Road Warriors. Konnor says they couldn’t carry the Ascension’s shoulder pads. The Powers of Pain? The Ascension’s power would cause them pain. They are the Ascension. Welcome to the wasteland.

MATCH 2: THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR) VS. TWO JOBBERS
Couldn’t find who these guys were, so we’ll just call them One and Two. Konnor and One start, with Konnor throwing One across the ring. Konnor boots One in the face, then just throws him over the top rope. Viktor tags in, drops to the floor and hits an STO. Back in, Konnor tags back in. Viktor knocks Two off the apron, and the Ascension hit the Fall of Man before Konnor gets 3.

WINNERS: THE ASCENSION.

Byron Saxton is standing by with the Usos. He asks about the ending of RAW. They call it unfair and messed up. It’s also not right they have to defend their title against two teams tonight. But, it’s all good, because they’re the best team in WWE, and they’re leaving as champions tonight.

MATCH 3: ALICIA FOX VS. NAOMI
It seems Fox is becoming the Miz of the divas division, with desperately trying to make us care about her. We get an inset promo from Naomi, and she basically calls Fox a psycho, and she’s going to get crazy on Fox tonight. The bell rings, and Naomi hits a dropsh*t, followed by a hiptoss and some mounted punches. She hits a corner whip, follows up with a splash, hits a horrible snapmare and a weak kick to the back. She ducks a clothesline, then counters a tilt-a-whirl into a cross-body for 2. Fox hits some weak shots until Naomi comes back with a monkey flip and a hurricanrana. Fox avoids a corner charge, hits a sunset flip and gets 3 with her feet on the ropes.

WINNER: ALICIA FOX.

Bray Wyatt appears on the screen and says when he first saw him, he thought he was staring at his own deranged reflection. He thought Dean Ambrose was different, and he was wrong. Ambrose is just like everyone else: an insect trying to climb out of a jar. Ambrose found out you can’t hurt a stone, and you can’t outrun fate, for fate is a pretty girl with a sword in her hand. She’s watching, man. She’s always watching. As fate closed in on Ambrose, the ambulance door shut. When one journey ends, another must begin. This long, winding road will lead him to a new destination. In three weeks time, Bray Wyatt will arrive in the Royal Rumble. 29 others will join him, and 29 others will fall. Run.

MATCH 4-TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: THE USOS (JEY AND JIMMY; CHAMPIONS) VS. GOLD & STARDUST VS. THE MIZ AND DAMIEN MIZDOW
Miz and Jey start the match with a lock-up. Miz goes into a side headlock, but Jey quickly counters out. Goldust tries to tag in off Miz, but Miz squirms away. Miz reapplies the side headlock before hitting a shoulder off the ropes. He calls for a tag to Mizdow, then changes his mind. Jey applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder. The two crisscross until Jey hits a crucifix into a sunset flip for 2. Miz then reverses for 2. The two trade reversals until Jey hits an uppercut and a hip throw. Jimmy tags in and hits a double axe handle of the top for 2. Miz comes back with a jawbreaker, then stomps Jimmy down. Jimmy avoids a corner whip and hits an uppercut for 2. Jimmy hits a couple of hard chops. Miz comes back with a boot before Stardust makes a blind tag. Stardust applies a hammerlock on Jimmy, which Jimmy counters. Stardust breaks it up, only to run into a jumping side kick by Jimmy. Jey tags in and hits a corner forearm before landing a jumping headbutt for 2. Jimmy comes back in, and the Usos hit a double back elbow, followed by a double elbow drop. Stardust shoves Jimmy to the corner, where Goldust hits a cheap shot. Goldust tags in and pelts Jimmy with punches. Jimmy comes back with a clothesline that sends Goldust to the floor. Stardust comes in and gets taken out. The same happens to the Miz. Mizdow comes in and allows himself to be taken out. Jey then wipes out everyone except Mizdow with a suicide dive. Stardust trips Jimmy in the ring, then hits a Falling Star on Jey and Miz. Mizdow then takes a bump. Jimmy hits the floor and wipes out Stardust with a clothesline off the steps. Back in the ring, Jimmy heads up, only to have Goldust crotch him. Stardust gets 2 as we go to commercials (and everyone forgets he’s not the legal man).

Back from the break, Stardust blocks a kick from Jimmy, spins him around, and gets blasted with a reverse dragon whip. Miz tags himself in off Jimmy, then throws Jimmy to the floor. He hits a boot on Stardust for 2, and now Mizdow is begging for a tag. Miz says no, then gets rolled up by Stardust for 2. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Stardust rolls him off and into the corner. Mizdow tags himself in to a huge pop and hits a clothesline. He then hits a Reality Check, kips up and looks for the snap DDT. He’s distracted by Miz, who is asking to be tagged back in, which allows Stardust to clip his knee and send him to the floor. Goldust tags in, drops to the floor and nails Mizdow with a clothesline. He rolls Mizdow to the apron and hits a falling elbow. Back in the ring, Goldust gets a 2-count. He works on Mizdow’s leg, then hits an uppercut before applying a rear chinlock. Mizdow gets free with a sit-out jawbreaker, but Goldust is back on the attack before tagging in Stardust, who stomps Mizdow down in the corner. Goldust gets in a cheap shot from the floor as Stardust taunts the crowd. He stomps Mizdow in the midsection, then tags in Goldust for a wishbone. Goldust applies a rear chinlock, but Mizdow fights out. Goldust shoves him off and hits a spinebuster. Stardust tags in, stomps Mizdow down, then hits Miz with a Disaster Kick. He charges in at Mizdow, but runs into a back-body drop. Goldust comes in and Mizdow sends him flying. Mizdow tags in Jey, who hits Stardust with several strikes before botching a Samoan drop. Stardust slumps to the corner, and Jey calls for the running hip attack. Goldust pulls Stardust out of the way at the last second and tags himself in. He avoids a Samoan drop and rolls Jey up for 2. He drops down for an uppercut, ducks a clothesline, then misses the powerslam. Jimmy tags in, and the Usos hit him with a double superkick for 2 as Miz breaks it up. Jey sends him to the floor with a superkick. Mizdow sends Jey out with a Skull-Crushing Finale. Goldust then drops Mizdow with a Final Cut. He goes for it again on Jimmy, but Jimmy counters into a roll-up for 2. Back up, Goldust hits an uppercut as Stardust pulls himself up on the apron. A miscommunication leads to Stardust low-bridging Goldust to the floor. Jimmy then takes them both out with an over-the-top suicide dive. He rolls Goldust back in, goes up top and hits the Samoan Splash for 3.

WINNERS AND STILL CHAMPIONS: THE USOS.

Predictable but fun match. Expect Miz and Mizdow to split any day now.

Daniel Bryan returns to action next week.

MATCH 5: SETH ROLLINS AND THE BIG SHOW (W/CORPORATE KANE AND J&J SECURITY) VS. ROMAN REIGNS AND DEAN AMBROSE
It looks like it’s going to be a handicap match until Ambrose surprises everyone. He hits the ring and goes right after Rollins as Reigns sends Show to the floor. Rollins and Show are throwing a fit at ringside, and the bell still hasn’t rung yet. Rollins tries to get everyone to regroup, then volunteers to start this match. The bell rings, and Ambrose nails him with rights. He hits a cross-body, hits some more punches, then throws Rollins to the corner. He hits a chop against the ropes, follows up with a snapmare and drops a power-drive elbow. Reigns tags in, and he throws Rollins to the corner for a clothesline. Rollins reverses a corner whip, but gets hit with another big clothesline. Reigns applies a cravat and hits a kneelift as Ambrose tags in. Ambrose hits a running seated dropkick against the ropes. Rollins reverses a suplex and goes for a waistlock. Ambrose counters, sends Rollins into the ropes and hits a kneelift. He hits a few jabs and goes for another dropkick, but Show pulls Rollins to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Show is now legal for his team, and he hits Ambrose with a big chop in the corner. Show kicks Ambrose in the back of the knee, then mock-cries before tagging in Rollins. Rollins come off the middle with a kick to the back of the knee, then stomps Ambrose’s left hand. Rollins drops an elbow to the knee, then another. Ambrose comes back with a surprise right and looks for a tag. Rollins clips his knee, then hits a leg-scissors stomp. He continues working over the knee before peppering Ambrose with rights. Ambrose gets tossed to the floor, where J&J send him into the barricade behind the ref’s back. Rollins rolls Ambrose to the apron and hits him in the chest with forearms. Rollins then lands a big boot to the side of the head before climbing back in for a 2-count. Show tags in and hits a big shot to the gut. He taunts Reigns as Ambrose gets to his knees. He gets some weak shots in before Show hits him in the face with a knee. He targets Ambrose’s knee once again, then proceeds to repeatedly pie-face him. Ambrose has head enough, and he hits some forearms. Show goozles him, but Ambrose escapes and hits a boot in the corner. Ambrose hits a tornado DDT from the middle rope, then hobbles over to Reigns for the hot tag. Rollins also tags in, but Reigns dominates him from the get go, ending with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. He calls for the Superman Punch, but Kane causes a distraction. He sends Rollins into Kane, knocking him off the apron. Rollins turns around into a Superman Punch, and that’s when J&J get on the apron. Reigns takes them both out at the same time with another Superman Punch. Show comes in drops Reigns with a chokeslam. Ambrose sends Show to the floor with a seated missile dropkick. He hobbles to the top rope, then wipes out the entire Authority team with a flying elbow. In the ring, Rollins looks for a curb stomp, but Reigns sees it coming, moves, then comes off the ropes with a spear for 3.

WINNERS: DEAN AMBROSE AND ROMAN REIGNS.

End of show.

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Daniel Bryan Returning To Action On WWE SmackDown

January 09, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Daniel Bryan is officially getting back in the ring. Bryan will make his return next week on WWE SmackDown when the show moves to Thursday nights on January 15, marking Bryan’s first match in eight months.

Bryan will make his long awaited return as part of the kickoff to SmackDown’s switch to Thursday. I see this as both a smart and questionable move. I like the idea of throwing something new on SmackDown to draw attention to the switch. I absolutely hate the idea of giving his return away pre-Royal Rumble and question whether that is truly best for business. Bryan will also be working Luke Harper and Kane on house shows this month.

I think this could be intentional in taking focus off of Bryan in the Rumble. If Bryan were to mark his first match back in the Rumble, I think fans would expect him to win. If he doesn’t it could get ugly and if the WWE is going with Reigns or someone else, it could turn into a Batista situation. On the other hand, Bryan returning and winning the Rumble would be one of those moments that you never forget, making the 2015 Rumble something to talk about for years.

Several reports recently surfaced indicating that the WWE are not as committed to putting Reigns over in the Rumble as they were months ago. According to those reports, there is some serious consideration being given to Bryan. I can tell you this. Bryan winning the Rumble and then defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the title would be one hell of a story. The biggest question I see is how much the WWE wants to commit to Bryan and that is a question nobody will know until January 25.

The argument against Bryan is of course his physical history. Bryan is no labeled as an injury-prone wrestler, yet to my knowledge Bryan’s recent stint on the unable to perform list is the first time I can ever remember where Bryan missed a substantial amount of time in the ring. I think it is a little unfair, especially when you look back at the injury history of Randy Orton and John Cena and I can guarantee you that they missed more time in their WWE careers than Bryan. Thus the injury label on Bryan is a little unfair.

I am intrigued about the idea of a Bryan vs. Brock Lesnar match at Mania. One of the things that reportedly worries WWE officials is that the fan reaction to Lesnar as a lame duck champion will not be good. While this is to be expected, it certainly doesn’t bode well when you are trying to give Roman Reigns his Mania moment. With Bryan in the match against Lesnar, I tend to think that the backlash will be minimal, with fans more excited about seeing Bryan regain the title. I could be wrong and the landscape could be much different from last year but I think Bryan winning the Rumble and challenging Lesnar at Mania would be better received than Brock vs. Rollins.

Regardless, I love the unpredictability of Mania and the Rumble. Recent years have seen very predictable Rumble and Mania booking which tend to play out exactly as you’d expect it to, for better or worse. This year’s Rumble is different and I love it. Welcome back Daniel Bryan!

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WWE SmackDown Results and January 2 Recap

January 04, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Edge (who I notice is wearing a Cesaro shirt) and Christian are in charge of the show this week, and they are here to open the show. There is a storyline going that they have filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the Authority. Edge says he’s been running over RAW in his head since Monday, as well as the direction of the company, and he feels like it’s his fault, so he’s sorry. If there was something they could do to Seth Rollins, they’d tear him apart. Rollins has a target on his back, and John Cena is a missile aimed at the target. Christian says the show must go on, and Edge says the Authority can’t do anything about them still running the show tonight.

We cut to the TitanTron, and we see a limo has arrived in the building. The driver opens the door, and J&J Security get out. Jamie Noble points out the driver has literally stepped in crap. Joey Mercury, meanwhile, has a leather folder in his hand. We go back to E&C, but before they can continue, Seth Rollins’ music hits. Instead of Rollins, however, we get J&J. Edge makes fun of their height, then says they don’t need to hear anything. Christian makes a “Geek Squad” joke. Noble says they have a prepared statement from the Authority. Mercury pulls out a document that basically says Triple H and Stephanie McMahon disavow any knowledge of the actions on RAW, saying that Rollins acted on his own accord. They apologize, then state that they recognized E&C are still in charge tonight, while J&J are official observers, who will report to Trips any wrongdoings. Edge says that’s all interesting, but they’re still in control, which means they can make all the matches. The first match Edge wants to make is…J&J Security…against…the “Big Guy”, Ryback. J&J start to flip out, so Edge tells them to calm down and instead makes Ryback vs. The Big Show. Christian then wants to one-up Edge by making Rusev vs. Roman Reigns. Edge likes that, and Noble buts in, saying he’s taking notes, with everything going on E&C’s permanent files. Edge points out he doesn’t work here. He may not get to host again for a while, but tonight, this is their show, and it starts right now.

MATCH 1: BRAY WYATT VS. ERICK ROWAN
Wyatt immediately orders Rowan to lay down, saying they’re not meant to fight. Rowan walks toward him, takes off the mask and shakes his head “no”. Wyatt slaps him in the face, then hits an uppercut. Rowan no-sells, throws Wyatt and hits a big boot. He rams Wyatt’s head into the top buckle, then does it again on the other side. Rowan misses a corner charge, hits the ring post and falls to the floor. Outside, Wyatt shoves Rowan face-first into the ring post. He asks Rowan why he’s doing this, then rolls him onto the apron. He nails a series of forearms to Rowan’s head against the ring post, then splashes his head into it. Back in the ring, Wyatt hits a series of headbutts and applies a rear chinlock. Rowan breaks the hold, but then takes a boot and an uppercut. Wyatt comes off the ropes, right into a double-chop. Rowan rams the back of Wyatt’s head into the top buckle and hits a trio of avalanches before hitting a Pounce. Wyatt gets to his knees and says, “no more”. He begs off and calls himself Rowan’s father. Rowan picks him up and is apologizing, which allows Wyatt to quickly drop him with Sister Abigail for 3.

WINNER: BRAY WYATT.

Rowan continues to be the Stevie Ray/Rick Steiner/Jim Neidhart, etc. of the former Wyatt Family.

Wyatt says he gave his only begotten son a beating. If he’s willing to do that to his own flesh and blood, what on earth will he be willing to do to Dean Ambrose? It’s been fun, but all good things must end, and their story ends with Ambrose laying on a slab in the back of an ambulance. Follow the buzzards.

We see Edge and Christian in the back, and Edge says they can make J&J do anything. He asks Christian to play along, and they start talking about practicing their 5-second pose. J&J walk up and say they’re doing everything around here tonight, and that includes doing the pose themselves.

MATCH 2: ADAM ROSE (W/THE EXOTIC EXPRESS), GOLD & STARDUST VS. R-TRUTH AND WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY)
Rose and Truth fight for crowd chants until Truth gets in a roll-up for 2. He ducks a clothesline and hits an uppercut before tagging in Jey. After a quick crisscross, Stardust low-bridges Jey from the apron. Commercials.

Back from the break, Goldust is legal for his team, with Jey in a rear chinlock. Goldust picks him up by the neck, with Jey quickly fighting out. Jey hits a back elbow and an uppercut out of the corner before running into a quick powerslam for 2. Stardust tags in as Goldust sets Jey on the middle buckle. Gold & Stardust hit a pair of leaping stomps before Stardust stomps Jey down. Rose tags in and tees off on Jey’s head. He hits a jumping knee, then knee-chokes Jey over the bottom rope. Jey comes back with an uppercut, then another. Rose shakes them off and hits a back elbow. Goldust tags in, and Jey hits him with a series of strikes before knocking Stardust and Rose off the apron. Jey then backdrops Goldust to the floor and crawls for the tag, tagging Jimmy. Rose tags in, and Jimmy hits him with a series of moves, ending in a Samoan drop. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Goldust, hits the running hip attack on Rose, then holds Goldust’s foot before Truth drops him with a kick. Truth and Goldust both roll outside, where Stardust hits a Falling Star on Truth. In the ring, Rose goes for a schoolboy for 2, then looks for the Party Foul. Jimmy shoves him off and hits a superkick. Jey tags in, hits the Samoan Splash and gets 3.

WINNERS: R-TRUTH AND THE USOS.

A couple of the Rosebuds try to hit the ring, but Truth and the Usos quickly take them out.

MATCH 3: RYBACK VS. THE BIG SHOW
The two lock up, and Show shoves Ryback to the ground. Ryback gets up and rams Show into the buckles. Show reverses a corner whip, then clotheslines Ryback to the floor. Show goes after him, picking him up by the head. Ryback breaks free and hotshots Show before hitting a boot in the corner and a double axe handle from the middle rope. He hits another one, finally knocking Show down. Ryback calls for the Meat Hook, but Show bails to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Show is back in control, hitting Ryback with a big chop. Ryback fights back with some punches and a few shoulder thrusts int he corner. Show in turn hits a boot out of the corner and drops Ryback with a clothesline. Show heads to the outside, drags Ryback to the corner and whips his knee into the ring post. Show nails an elbow to the back, then begins targeting Ryback’s left leg. Show hits a series of knees to the face and follows up with a bodyslam. He slams Ryback’s left knee into the mat and applies a version of the Haas of Pain. Ryback wills himself to the bottom rope to break the hold, but Show is right back on the attack, hitting a bodyslam that results in Ryback’s knee connecting with the top rope on the way down. Ryback pulls himself up and manages to low-bridge Show to the floor. Show gets back in at 7, and Ryback is on the attack with shoulderblocks. He ducks a clothesline, hits a Thesz press, slams the back of Show’s head into the mat and hits a Warrior Splash. Ryback goes for a falling splash from the middle, and Show catches him by the throat. He goes for the chokeslam, but Ryback escapes and hits a standing spinebuster. He signals for the Meat Hook, and that’s when a giant Russian flag drops from the ceiling. Rusev and Lana come down to ringside, and Ryback exits to the apron as Rusev gets closer. Show turns Ryback around and knocks him to the floor with a Knockout Punch. The ref starts his count, and although Ryback starts to come to, he can’t make in by 10.

WINNER VIA COUNT-OUT: THE BIG SHOW.

Ryback rolls back into the ring as Show leaves. Rusev takes off his medal and the US title and hits the ring. He stomps Ryback in the back, then goes for the Accolade. Ryback escapes and Meat Hooks Rusev to the floor. Rusev is flipping out as Ryback is challenging him to get back in the ring.

Edge is standing in a hallway when J&J walk up, wanting to know where Christian is. Edge says he’s going to the bathroom, and asks if they’re going to go in and takes notes on that as well. Noble says that’s exactly what he’s going to do. We hear a woman scream, and Noble comes right back out. Turns out Edge was standing in front of the women’s bathroom.

MATCH 4: LOS MATADORES (DIEGO AND FERNANDO, W/EL TORITO) VS. THE MASTERS OF THE WWE UNIVERSE (CESARO AND TYSON KIDD, W/NATALYA)
We get an inset promo from the Masters, with Cesaro saying they’re glad the Authority is back in power. Maybe now, they’ll get the recognition they deserve, with their resolution being to win the WWE Tag Team titles with the Usos.

Kidd starts with Diego, and Fernando tags in almost immediately. They do a series of leapfrogs, ending in a spinning neckbreaker from Fernando for 2. Cesaro makes a blind tag off an Irish whip as Fernando knocks Kidd to the floor. Cesaro drops to the floor as Fernando goes for a suicide dive, hitting him with a European uppercut in mid-air. Cesaro rolls Fernando in and tags out to Kidd, who kicks Fernando in his right leg. He lays in some forearms in the corner as Cesaro stomps him. Cesaro tags in, and the Masters hit a double back-body drop for 2. Cesaro applies a rear chinlock, which Fernando fights out of. He hits an elbow out of the corner and dives for a tag. Cesaro catches him, tags to Kidd and hits the Cesaro Swing as Kidd comes in with a seated dropkick mid-move for 2. Diego breaks up the pin, and now Cesaro has tagged back in. After some quick offense, Kidd tags in. Fernando tosses Cesaro, then tosses Kidd. Kidd lands on the apron, pulls Fernando down by the neck and goes up top. Fernando catches him mid-air with a dropkick, then crawls for the tag. Cesaro and Diego both tag in, with Diego hitting a series of spinning headbutts. Out of the corner, Diego hits a headstand into a headscissors. He ducks a clothesline, flips into Cesaro for a hurricanrana, and Cesaro holds on. Kidd tags in and comes off the top for a combination powerbomb/blockbuster for 3.

WINNERS: THE MASTERS OF THE WWE UNIVERSE.

Kidd celebrates with Cesaro, completely ignoring Natalya in the process.

MATCH 5: CURTIS AXEL VS. DEAN AMBROSE
Hey, Axel still works here! And Ambrose is looking more and more like Brian Pillman with that hair. Ambrose hits the ring and immediately assaults Axel. The bell hasn’t even rang yet. Axel escapes to the floor, but Ambrose continues the attack. Axel tries to fight back, but Ambrose is having none of it. Ambrose rolls him into the ring, boots him and hits Dirty Deeds.

WINNER: NO CONTEST.

Ambrose gets a mic and says he hopes Bray Wyatt is listening. Ambrose heads up the ramp and says they have the first-ever RAW ambulance match. He heads to the stage, where an ambulance is parked. He says he’s going to crack the windshield with Wyatt’s face before running him over, breaking every one of Wyatt’s fingers. Then, he’s going to run him over again. He’ll tie him to the bumper and drag him all over. Then, he’s going to drag Wyatt’s lifeless body, throw him into the back, step on the gas, and the two of them will take a one-way trip to Happy New Year Hell.

We get a video from the Ascension. They say first there were Hawk and Animal, the Road Warriors. Then, there were Ax and Smash, Demolition. Now, there are Konnor and Viktor, the Ascension. Welcome to the Wasteland.

MATCH 6: THE ASCENSION (KONNOR AND VIKTOR) VS. LANCE ANOA’I AND RHETT TITUS
The names of the Ascension’s opponents are never revealed, but they are former ROH World Tag Team Champion Rhett Titus and Lance Anao’i, yet another member of the Samoan Clan (cousin of the Usos). Titus and Vikto start, with Viktor tossing Titus to the corner for an assault. Konnor tags in, and the Ascension stomp Titus down. Konnor hits a forearm and a chop, then another forearm before tagging in Viktor. Viktor continues the assault as Konnor comes back in, and the two beal Titus across the ring. Lance tags in, and Konnor hits them with a double avalanche after tagging in Viktor. The Ascension hit the Fall of Man and Viktor gets 3.

WINNERS: THE ASCENSION.

Christian and Edge are in an office. J&J walk in and begin to tear the office apart and replace the decorations, saying E&C’s time is almost up. They appreciate E&C stopping by, and they can escort themselves out. As J&J leave, Edge pulls out a pair of Sharpies, and they proceed to draw all over a poster for the new cover of Muscle & Fitness, featuring the Authority. Edge makes me laugh by writing “I (Heart) HBK” on Triple H’s arm.

MATCH 7: ROMAN REIGNS VS. WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION RUSEV (W/LANA) (NON-TITLE)
I’m guessing this will end in a DQ, since every Reigns/Rusev match thus far has. The two lock up, and Rusev backs Reigns into the corner. He gives a clean break, then goes for a cheap shot, which Reigns ducks. They lock up again, and Rusev once again backs Reigns into the corner. Rusev stomps Reigns down in the corner, but Reigns comes back with body blows. He misses a short-arm, and Rusev takes him down with a pair of waistlocks. Reigns fights out with back elbows and uppercuts before clotheslining Rusev to the floor. Commercials.

Back from the break, Rusev has Reigns in a front chancery. Reigns breaks it by ramming Rusev into the buckles. He reverses a corner whip and goes for a splash. Rusev backdrops him, but Reigns lands on the apron, where he hits a hotshot. Back in, Reigns goes for a corner charge, misses and collides with the ring post. Rusev hits a release German suplex, then a modified suplex for 2. Rusev goes back to the waistlock, which Reigns quickly breaks free of. Rusev drops him with a back elbow, then proceeds to stomp him down. Rusev applies a rear chinlock, but Reigns gets back to his feet quickly. Rusev hits a kneelift, then runs into a big uppercut. Rusev recovers and hits a fall-away slam for 2. Rusev applies a head-and-arm, and Reigns is fading. He starts to stir after a minute and manages to break the hold. Rusev hits him with a kneelift and throws him to the corner. Reigns puts on the breaks, so Rusev kicks him in the gut. Rusev tries it again, Reigns once again blocks and hits a few rights. Rusev tosses Reigns outside, and Reigns gets pissed. He charges back into the ring, so Rusev does it again. Once again, Reigns charges into the ring. He shoves Rusev back and hits a leaping clothesline. Reigns connects with a corner clothesline and a diving schoolboy for 3. Rusev escapes a Samoan drop, so Reigns hits him with a back suplex for 2. Reigns signals for the Superman Punch, but runs into a dropkick for 2. Rusev signals for the big kick, which Reigns blocks. Reigns nails an uppercut, then hits a Superman Punch off the ropes. Rusev goes flying out to the floor, and Reigns follows. He rolls Rusev back in, and that’s when the Big Show comes down to ringside. Reigns sees him and hits him with a Superman Punch. Back in the ring, Rusev hits the jumping side kick for 2. He’s back to his feet first, and he calls for it once more. Reigns sidesteps it and hits the spear. He goes for the pin, but Show pulls him out to the floor and launches him into the barricade, leading to the DQ.

WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: ROMAN REIGNS.

Can I call it or what? Show grabs Reigns once more and throws him into the barricade by the timekeeper’s area. Show picks Reigns up again, throws him into another barricade, then puts Reigns down with a spear of his own. Show begins to tear up the announce desk, then picks Reigns up by the throat. He goes for a chokeslam through the desk, but Reigns escapes and slams Show’s face into the desk. Reigns gets up and hits his apron kick on Show. Show gets up and charges at Reigns, who sidesteps him, sending Show flying over the announce desk. Turning the tables (literally) on Show from RAW, Reigns then dumps the announce desk onto Show.

End of show.

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