Roman Reigns teams with the World’s Strongest Team to take on the Wyatts this week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: ROMAN REIGNS VS. BRAY WYATT (W/LUKE HARPER AND ERICK ROWAN)
The two lock up, and Wyatt breaks free to nail some rights. Reigns throws him to the corner and mounts the middle buckle for some rights of his own. Wyatt escapes and pulls Reigns’ foot from underneath him. Reigns gets whipped across the ring, but rebounds with a clothesline. He hits a few more rights until Wyatt tosses him to the floor. He lands on his feet and gets back on the apron. Wyatt kicks him on the way back in, then hits a vertical splash, knocking Reigns to the floor near the Family. Outside, Wyatt blasts Reigns with a clothesline, then rolls him back in for 1. Wyatt nails Reigns in the back of the head before applying a rear chinlock. Reigns gets to his feet and fights out, but Wyatt kicks him in the shin and clubs him back down. Reigns gets up once more and yanks Wyatt down by the hair. He ducks a clothesline and hits a jumping clothesline of his own. Out of the corner, Reigns nails a back elbow, then looks for a back elbow. Wyatt escapes and hits his flying back elbow and a running senton for 2. Wyatt goes to the middle rope, but Reigns cuts him off before hitting him with a running Samoan drop for 2. Reigns hits a corner clothesline, followed by an uppercut. Outside, Reigns ducks a clothesline from Harper and nails Wyatt with his apron kick. He turns to Harper, and now the Family are beating him up on the outside, leading to the DQ.
WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: ROMAN REIGNS.
MATCH 2: ROB VAN DAM VS. SETH ROLLINS
Rollins backs RVD into the corner and quickly stomps him down. He whips RVD across the ring, then runs into a back elbow. RVD hits a springboard thrust kick, avoids a back-body drop, then eats a mule kick. Rollins dropkicks RVD into the ropes, then picks him up for a bodyslam for 2. Commercials.
Back from the break, Rollins hits a flying forearm in the corner before mocking RVD. Rollins applies a rear chinlock, but RVD fights to his feet. Rollins stops him with an elbow to the head, avoids a high kick in the corner, but then gets hit with a second on the rebound. RVD nails a superkick, then misses the Rolling Thunder when Rollins moves out of the way. RVD avoids the curb stomp and hits a spinning dropkick. RVD goes up top and goes for the Five-Star, which also misses. Rollins ducks a clothesline and hits a spin kick to the head for 2. Rollins heads up top, but RVD crotches him by kicking him in the face. RVD up on top now as well, and he goes for a superplex. Rollins blocks it by raking RVD’s eyes, then goes for a sunset flip powerbomb. Instead, he holds on, runs across the ring and powerbombs RVD into the buckles. Rollins then hits the move again, nails the curb stomp and gets 3.
WINNER: SETH ROLLINS.
The Miz comes out as Dolph Ziggler is in the ring. He talks about not having to wait in line at Disney Land. Because he’s a movie star. It’s a perk, like having your own stunt double. Tonight, a stunt double will be playing Miz tonight against Ziggler, and that is Damien Mizdow.
MATCH 3: INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. DAMIEN MIZDOW (DAMIEN SANDOW; W/THE MIZ) (NON-TITLE)
Miz is on commentary, so the TV goes on mute. In the ring, Ziggler hits a dropkick at the opening bell, and it’s good for 2. Mizdow recovers and rams Ziggler into the corner, then stomps him down. He hist a snap suplex for 2, then continues stomping before hitting a few rights. Mizdow nails a headbutt, but Ziggler comes back with a jawbreaker. Mizdow recovers and hits a back elbow off the ropes before missing a kneedrop. Ziggler ducks a clothesline, hits a pair of his own and a corner splash. Mizdow pushes off a neckbreaker and dropkicks Ziggler in the knee. He applies a figure-4, but Ziggler manages to turn it over. Mizdow gets a rope break, misses a clothesline and gets nailed with the Zig-Zag for 3.
WINNER: DOLPH ZIGGLER.
Rusev and Lana are in the ring. You know the drill.
MATCH 4-SUBMISSION MATCH: RUSEV (W/LANA) VS. JACK SWAGGER
God, this feud needs to end. We all know Swagger is going to lose here. Again. What’s the point? Swagger goes for a quick single-leg, but Rusev breaks free. Swagger applies a waistlock, but can’t pick Rusev up due to his injured ribs. He blocks a kick from Rusev, which happens to be Rusev’s bad foot, causing him to limp to the corner. Swagger ducks a clothesline and hits an elevated belly-to-belly, hurting his ribs in the process. He goes for the Swagger Bomb, but Rusev rolls to the apron. Swagger grabs him in the Patriot Lock before letting go at 4. Rusev slides to the floor, and Swagger comes after him. Rusev launches him into the barricades twice as we go to commercials.
Back from the break, Swagger receives a flapjack off the ropes. Rusev hits a splash to Swagger’s back as he’s hanging in the ropes. The impact knocks him to the floor, and Rusev follows. He nails a couple body blows on Swagger, who is leaning against the ring post. Rusev goes for a kick, and Swagger blocks it, applying the Patriot Lock. Rusev crawls back into the ring to break the hold. Swagger climbs in and nails a clothesline. He tries to whip Rusev across the ring, but Rusev collapses. Swagger begins working on the bad foot, then drops Rusev with a big boot. He hits the Swagger Bomb, hurting himself again in the process. He recovers, but Rusev takes him down and applies Swagger’s own Patriot Lock. Swagger reverses and pulls Rusev to the middle of the ring. Rusev crawls on his forearms and manages to just barely grab the bottom rope. Swagger breaks the hold and pulls Rusev back. Rusev kicks him off. Swagger misses a front chopblock, and Rusev levels him with a jumping side kick. He stomps Swagger in the spine and locks in the Accolade. Swagger gets an arm free and begins crawling to the bottom rope, eventually getting there, breaking the hold. Rusev drags Swagger by the foot to the other side of the ring, stomps Swagger in the back twice more and reapplies the Accolade. Swagger gets to his knees, gets his feet in front, and all of a sudden a white towel gets thrown into the ring, apparently thrown in by Bo Dallas off-camera. The ref is confused, and as he goes to get rid of it, Dallas runs to the other side of the ring and trips Swagger. Rusev applies the Accolade once more and Swagger finally taps out.
After the match, Dallas says he saved Swagger from further embarrassment. He wouldn’t have had to throw the towel in if Swagger had just Bolieved. Swagger tries to go after him, but Dallas kicks him away before hitting the Running Bo-Dog.
We see the Miz on his phone, talking to his agent. Apparently, he’s got another gig, and he’ll be there in an hour. Someone is tapping on his shoulder, and Miz is trying to blow him off. He continues his bullsh*t until the mystery man slaps him on the back. Turns out it’s Kane. Kane tells the agent on the phone Miz can’t make it because he’s got a match with Sheamus tonight.
So…is Kane supposed to be a tweener at this point, or is this whole angle just supposed to further emphasize that no one, including his fellow heels, give a smoking dumpster fire of a sh*t about Miz?
MATCH 5: WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION JIMMY USO (W/JEY USO) VS. STARDUST (W/GOLDUST)
Before the match, Goldust apologizes for what happened Monday night. They really want the Tag titles, and they lost their heads. Please accept their apology. The Usos seem receptive, and now the match starts. Jimmy backs Stardust into the corner, then does it again on the other side. Jimmy nails an uppercut and a chop. He hits another chop, then slaps Stardust in the face. Stardust comes back with a kick and a drop-down uppercut. Stardust rams Jimmy in the corner, and Jimmy comes back with a quick running schoolboy for 3.
WINNER: JIMMY USO.
After the match, Goldust nails Jimmy from behind, and now the Dusts are assaulting both Usos. Goldust kicks Jimmy to the floor, and they double-team Jey before throwing him to the floor as well.
Miz is in the ring with his “stunt-double”, Damien Mizdow, mic in-hand. Please, no. Sheamus comes out to face Miz, but before that happens, Miz talks about his face. Once again, playing his part is Mizdow.
MATCH 6: DAMIEN MIZDOW (W/THE MIZ) VS. WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION SHEAMUS (NON-TITLE)
Miz jumps on the apron, allowing Mizdow to nail Sheamus from behind. He assaults Sheamus in the corner as Miz heads to the announce desk. You know what that means. Back to the action, Mizdow continues the assault in the corner before hitting a series of kneelifts and a headbutt. He connects with a back elbow off the ropes, then stomps Sheamus down in the corner. Sheamus comes back with a pair of Irish Hammers out of the corner, then hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam before throwing Mizdow over the top. Mizdow lands on his feet on the apron, so Sheamus ties him up for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. He hoists Mizdow up on his shoulders, nails White Noise and gets 3.
Miz hits a cheap shot on Sheamus after the match, then bails to the floor and heads up the ramp. Dolph Ziggler comes out and tosses Miz back into the ring. Sheamus loads up the Brogue Kick, misses Miz but nails Mizdow as Miz flees through the crowd.
MATCH 7: THE WORLD’S STRONGEST TAG TEAM (THE BIG SHOW & MARK HENRY) AND ROMAN REIGNS VS. THE WYATT FAMILY (LUKE HARPER, ERICK ROWAN AND BRAY WYATT)
The two teams start brawling before the bell even rings. Reigns knocks Wyatt to the floor and into the announce desk. Henry and Harper spill to the floor as well. The bell rings, and Show hits a sunset flip on Rowan for 2. He drops an elbow to Rowan’s shoulder a couple times, then tags in Reigns. Reigns nails Rowan, then applies an arm wringer. He drops an elbow to the shoulder, then tags in Henry. Henry hits a boot and clubs Rowan down before continuing to work over the left arm. Show back in, and he hits a headbutt. Show throws Rowan to the corner and goes for his big chop, but Rowan nails Show and tags in Harper. Harper runs right into a hiptoss. Show puts Harper in the corner and connects with the big chop this time. Harper trudges to the opposite side of the ring, where Show hits another big chop. Show hits a series of body blows, then knocks Harper down with a headbutt. He hits a snapmare, and a low seated dropkick for 2. In the corner, Henry tags in and hits a headbutt. He drops down and nails a Thump, then whips Harper across the ring, hitting an avalanche. Rowan causes a distraction, which allows Harper to nail a dropkick. Wyatt tags in and stomps Henry down before dropping a headbutt. Commercials.
WINNERS: ROMAN REIGNS AND THE WORLD’S STRONGEST TAG TEAM.
End of show.
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