The following was taped on Tuesday in Minneapolis.
WWE Smackdown for September 6, 2013:
* In-ring segment with Triple H. Called out the entire roster for an “open forum.” No one came forward with anything until Damien Sandow said he agreed with the firing of Cody Rhodes. Triple H told Sandow not to kiss his ass. Kofi Kingston said the locker room was living in fear. Heath Slater complained that Big Show didn’t step up. Rob Van Dam said what happened wasn’t cool. Ryback complained about being called a bully. Triple H then made a rematch of Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel and Rob Van Dam vs. Randy Orton as “rewards” for stepping up. Triple H then finally said Daniel Bryan will be in a match against a member of the Shield of Bryan’s choosing.
1. WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Rob Van Dam w/Ricardo Rodriguez after Alberto Del Rio ran out and attacked Ricardo, causing RVD to be distracted.
* Del Rio attacked Van Dam afterwards.
* Backstage interview with Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he was told not to attend the roster meeting. He is gonna leave it up to the Shield to pick who faces him tonight.
* Backstage with WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee. She says she would rather defend her title against Layla, Aksana or Alicia Fox instead of someone from the “Total Divas” cast.
2. Ryback def. Dolph Ziggler after Dean Ambrose attacked Ziggler.
3. Kofi Kingston def. WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel w/Paul Heyman in a Non-Title match.
4. Naomi w/Cameron & Brie Bella w/Nikki Bella went to a No Contest when Layla, Aksana & Alicia Fox ran out and attacked all 4 women. Layla then introduced AJ afterwards.
5. The Real Americans w/Zeb Colter def. The Usos
* Backstage segment with Triple H & the Big Show. Triple H told Show to treat 3MB tonight like they were “human stress balls”.
6. The Big Show def. 3MB in a 3-1 Handicap Match.
7. Daniel Bryan def. Seth Rollins
* Bryan celebrated on the ramp afterwards, but then Randy Orton laid him out from behind with the WWE Title belt. Orton stood over Bryan to close the show.