WWE Smackdown Results
November 1, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Still photos are shown of John Cena’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship victory over Alberto Del Rio at the Hell in a Cell PPV.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena to hear The Shield’s music. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena addresses the crowd
John Cena’s music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception from the Tampa crowd. This past Monday on RAW, Damien Sandow viciously attacked him at the start of RAW, and he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. Cena and Sandow fought a long match, but Cena, with one arm, caught him with the AA, and Sandow became only the second person to not successfully cash in Money in the Bank.
Cena stands in the center of the ring taking in the great reception. Cena says he knows everyone is just getting warmed up tonight. He can’t help it; he’s excited. Cena says he’s been busy this week. He came back to the WWE on Sunday and beat Alberto Del Rio for the title at Hell in a Cell. The next night on RAW, he had his very first title defense against Damien Sandow, and he retained the title. Cena says, “But you see, I’m not excited about what happened. I’m snapping at the action that’s about to happen because the World Champ is here!” Cena says the World Title means that he and Friday nights are going to get really comfortable. Cena tells Smackdown to get ready before saying it’s a new day. Cena gets the crowd in Tampa warmed up by challenging them to be loud. Cena says they share the excitement and energy. He’s putting every WWE superstar on notice. He’s holding the title, but the business card is the same. He’ll say it loud, proud, and clear. The World Heavyweight Champ is here. “You want some? Come get some!”
The Real Americans’ music hits, and they come out to the ring. Zeb Colter congratulates John Cena on winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, but more importantly he congratulates him on beating Alberto Del Rio. That puts Del Rio one step closer to sneaking back across the border, the same one he snuck across in the first place. Colter asks if Cena minds him calling him John. Colter gets in the ring with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. Colter says unlike the people in Tampa who have no moral values to speak of or a moral compass, Cena has a lot in common with The Real Americans. Colter says Cena is a real American hero, patriot, and legend like himself, Jack Swagger, and Antonio Cesaro. What he’s authorized to say now is he’s inviting Cena to join their struggle, fight, and agenda. Colter invites Cena to become an official Real American. To show their respect and admiration for him, they have a gift. Colter asks the crowd to stand straight and tall, put the hands over their hearts, and say, “We the people!”
Colter extends his hand for Cena to shake, but Cena does the “You can’t see me” gesture. Cena questions “We the people.” Cena says he see three dumb people. Cena asks Swagger what happened to him. He walks around looking like Biff from “Back to the Future.” Cena tells him to “make like a tree and get out of here.” Cena asks if that’s a sports almanac in his front pocket or is he just happy to see him (Back to the Future Part II). Then there’s Antonio Cesaro. Cena says he’s been quite impressive lately with people talking about his Giant Swing. Cena can’t concentrate on anything except his giant nipples. Cesaro looks like he has two giant Papa John’s pizzas on his chest. If you order his action figure, it’ll come with a 2-liter bottle of Coke and 25 Buffalo wings. “It ain’t delivery; it’s Cesaro!”
That leaves Cena with Zeb Colter. He looks like Yosemite Sam had one too many zemas (?) one night and wandered into a soup kitchen with the guys from “Duck Dynasty.” Cena says he’s just having some fun. He does have a problem with them, and it’s the same problem everyone has with them. Every week, they come out here spitting some sideways politics. Freedom of speech is their right, but it’s his right to tell them that they are full of Britney Spears’s initials. In America, BS stands for… bad stuff. If they want him to join the Real Americans, they should look at the Real Americans, and he points to the crowd. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave. That means these people can think, act, look like, and say whatever they want just like this goof troop. That is the real American way. Cena tells them they need to march themselves out of Tampa Bay or there will be some real repercussions.
Damien Sandow’s music hits, and he power walks his way down to the ring. Sandow looks furious. Sandow says that John Cena is a hypocrite. Cena doesn’t know the first thing about American values. In America, they make their own opportunities like he did. He stabbed his own best friend in the back and won the Money in the Bank contract. Cena wouldn’t know anything about that. Since he arrived in the WWE and his return from the triceps injury, he’s been handed everything. Sandow says he’s here to look him in the eye and tell him man to man that Cena is a false champion. Sandow says every half-wit in the building thinks that he is still the uncrowned World Champion. Sandow tells Cena to look in his eye. Sandow says his soul purpose in life is to end the Cena Era in WWE. He will do that by any means necessary. “You’re welcome!”
The Real Americans and Damien Sandow surround Cena. All of a sudden, Cody Rhodes and Goldust run down to even the odds. The Real Americans and Sandow quickly get out of the ring. EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero comes out to massive heat from the Tampa crowd. Vickie says as the General Manager of Smackdown, she will have order. Vickie says since they all feel like fighting, all of them will face each other in a six-man tag team match. Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, and Damien Sandow will face Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and John Cena.
A shot is shown of The Shield backstage holding a camera. Dean Ambrose says they’re getting a little sick and tired of Jimmy and Jey Uso sticking their noses in their business. They’ve beaten them time and time again. They’ve proven that they’re not contenders or threats. They’re just speed bumps. Tonight, it’s no contest. Seth Rollins says The Shield united can beat any tag team on planet earth. They’ve proven it over and over. Tonight, they’ll prove that The Usos are no exception. Ambrose says he’ll speak up for The Shield. Tonight, the United States Champion and Seth Rollins are going to make sure that justice gets served. Roman Reigns looks a little perplexed by that statement before saying, “Believe in The Shield.”
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/ Roman Reigns vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. Dean Ambrose will start the match out against Jimmy Uso. They circle the ring and lock up. Jimmy applies a side headlock, but Ambrose quickly gets out and applies one of his own. Jimmy whips him off, but Ambrose shoulder blocks him down. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Jimmy clotheslines him down. Jey Uso is tagged in, and they hit Ambrose with a double back elbow/elbow drop combination for a one count. Ambrose quickly hits Jey with a jawbreaker and tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins runs into a hip toss. Jey drops a knee, and he sends him to the corner. Jey goes for an avalanche in the corner, but Rollins sidesteps him. Rollins stomps away at him before choking him with his boot. Rollins kicks him down in his corner before the referee backs him up. Rollins charges him in the corner, but Jey back body drops him out of the ring. Ambrose blind tags in while Rollins is traveling through the air, and he takes a couple of punches and a kick from Jey. Jey uppercuts him before Ambrose knees him in the midsection. Ambrose then punches Jimmy off the apron before throwing Jey out of the ring.
Roman Reigns goes to attack Jey on the outside until Big E Langston’s music hits. Langston makes his way down to ringside to even the odds. Reigns backs off of Jey as Langston talks a little trash.
We come back from the break to see Jey trapped in a modified arm bar applied by Ambrose. Jey fights up, but Ambrose clotheslines him down for a near fall. Ambrose drops an elbow for a one count. Rollins is tagged in, and he jumps off the top rope with a punch for a two count. Rollins punches him to the corner before sending him to the opposite corner. Rollins catches him with a running forearm. Ambrose shouts, “Justice!” from the corner before Rollins goes to the second rope. Rollins dives, but Jey counters him with a Samoan Drop. Rollins is first to his feet, and he goes to blindside Jimmy on the apron, but he ducks. Jey then makes the tag to his brother as Rollins tags in Ambrose.
Jimmy comes in, and he catches Ambrose with a pair of clotheslines followed by a kick. Jimmy sends him into the ropes before hitting a full nelson bomb. Jimmy catches him with a running butt bump to the face in the corner for a near fall. Ambrose blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy takes him down with an enzuigiri. Jimmy then hits a high kick to the jaw for a near fall. Rollins broke that up, causing Jey to run in and give him a spinebuster. The Usos double superkick Reigns off the apron before Jey takes him out with a running plancha. In the ring, Ambrose jumps into an uppercut from Jimmy. Jimmy goes to the top rope, but he jumps over Ambrose as he tries to attack. Ambrose pushes him into the ropes, but Jimmy jumps over him and rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: * 1/2
Ambrose cannot believe it, so he quickly takes Jimmy down with punches and kicks. Ambrose throws him out of the ring, and he turns into a massive clothesline from Big E Langston. Langston goes to give him the Big Ending, but Reigns clips the knee to stop it. Reigns gets Ambrose out of the ring, and Langston stands in the corner with The Usos. Reigns goes to attack them by himself, but Rollins and Ambrose hold him back. They then leave through the crowd.
Michael Cole says Shawn Michaels will be the special guest on Miz TV tonight. They then show a replay of HBK demanding that Daniel Bryan shake his hand on Monday Night RAW. Bryan then took HBK down and put him in the Yes! Lock. Moments later, Bryan was viciously attacked by The Wyatt Family. Bryan is currently at home resting comfortably. Later in the night, The Wyatt Family attacked CM Punk after he defeated Ryback. They then viciously laid Punk out. Throughout all of it, Wyatt constantly said, “The Devil made me do it.”
The Prime Time Players make their way to the ring. They’ll be in action against The Wyatt Family, next.
Bray Wyatt says we live in a world where false heroism is a sickness and must be dealt with. He knows what plagues them, and he holds the cure in the palm of his hand. “Ashes, ashes, we all fall down.” The lights go out, and when they come back on, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper are already in the ring. Bray Wyatt is seated in a rocking chair at ringside.
The Prime Time Players vs. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt
Erick Rowan will start out against Darren Young. Rowan wears his sheep mask as Young punches away at him. Young knees him in the corner before having a whip to the opposite corner reversed on him. The force of the whip sends Young flying over the turnbuckle to the floor. Rowan goes out of the ring to throw him back in. Rowan chokes him with his boot before taking the mask off. Rowan powers him to the corner and punches away. Luke Harper tags in, and Rowan whips Young into a big boot. Harper does a gator roll before sending him to the ropes for a vicious clothesline. Harper hits him with a guillotine catapult into the middle rope. Harper stands on his neck before Rowan tags back in. Rowan viciously body slams him down before applying a neck vice. Young fights up and punches out. Rowan holds him back from tagging his partner and throws him down. Rowan then punches Titus O’Neil off the apron. Young sidesteps Rowan before he hits an avalanche, but Harper tags in before Young can tag O’Neil. Harper drops an elbow and does the gator roll again. Harper applies a chin lock, but Young fights up and catches him with an enzuigiri.
Harper tags in O’Neil, and he hits Harper with a pair of shoulder blocks. O’Neil knocks Rowan off the apron before big booting Harper. O’Neil whips him to the corner and hits a big avalanche. O’Neil pumps the crowd up before hitting a powerslam for a near fall. O’Neil big boots Rowan down before clotheslining him out of the ring with help from Young. O’Neil then runs into a nasty clothesline from Harper for the loss.
Winners by Pinfall: Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
Match Rating: * 1/4
Bray Wyatt enters the ring. Harper and Rowan hold O’Neil up for Wyatt. Young tries to run in, but Wyatt takes him out with Sister Abigail. They then lay O’Neil down by his side, and he says, “Follow the buzzards!”
Footage is shown from this past Monday’s RAW of Kane taking off his mask and giving it to Stephanie McMahon because he thinks she’s doing what’s best for business.
The Miz is walking backstage. He’ll interview Shawn Michaels, next.
Miz TV with Special Guest Shawn Michaels
The Miz welcomes everyone to the most must-see WWE talk show in history. His scheduled guest tonight was Shawn Michaels, but unfortunately, as the expression goes, Shawn Michaels has left the building. He knows he’s not Shawn Michaels, but he has something to say. Had it not been for Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton would not be WWE Champion. But, like it or not, as The Authority says, Randy Orton is the face of the company.
Randy Orton’s music hits, and the WWE Champion makes his way to the stage to jeers from the crowd. Orton says he appreciates The Miz’s view, but he’s wrong. With or without Shawn Michaels, at Hell in a Cell he proved he is better than Daniel Bryan. He’ll tell Miz the reason why Shawn Michaels didn’t show. It’s because The Miz isn’t relevant anymore. No one cares about him or his stupid Miz TV. Orton tells him to think about it. A couple of months ago, in front of his parents in his hometown, he beat the holy hell out of The Miz. The WWE Universe practically cheered him. Orton gets in the ring, and he says it’s not up to him, but he would have The Miz join the unemployment line with the Big Show. The man who violated a restraining order on TV while he was celebrating his victory over Daniel Bryan and his eleventh WWE Championship. The Big Show came down, and he knocked him out. Orton bets the crowd enjoyed that. Because of that knockout, The Authority has banned the Big Show from WWE for life. Orton asks what they think about that.
Orton asks how that makes The Miz feel. The Miz goes to answer, but Orton immediately takes him down with an RKO. Orton stands over The Miz and holds up the WWE Championship.
John Cena will team with Cody Rhodes and Goldust to take on The Real Americans and Damien Sandow in tonight’s main event. Coming up next, we’ll see Natalya team up with the Bella Twins.
The Bella Twins and Natalya vs. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, and Alicia Fox
Alicia Fox will start off against Nikki Bella. They lock up, and Alicia slams her down. Alicia whips her to the corner, and Nikki catches her with a back elbow before hitting a bulldog for a two count. Nikki sends her to the corner and hits a monkey flip. Brie Bella tags in, and she clotheslines Alicia down for a two count. Alicia quickly punches her and applies a side headlock. Tamina Snuka blind tags in as Brie hits Alicia with a hip toss. Tamina then viciously clotheslines her down. Tamina hits a textbook suplex for a two count. AJ Lee tags in, and she hits a snapmare followed by a chin lock. Brie fights up, but AJ catches her with a front face lock. Brie powers AJ to the corner, but AJ soon gets up and knocks Nikki off the apron. Brie then tags in Natalya.
Natalya hits a clothesline and follows up with a suplex. Natalya hits a snapmare and dropkicks her in the back. Natalya sends her to the ropes, but she lowers her head and eats a kick. AJ hits the ropes, but Natalya hits her with a discus clothesline. Alicia breaks up the pinfall, and Nikki throws her out of the ring. Tamina runs in and takes out Nikki. Natalya then throws Tamina out of the ring. AJ quickly rolls up Natalya for a near fall. Outside the ring, The Bella Twins clothesline Tamina down. AJ isn’t happy with that, and she turns into a Sharpshooter. AJ has no choice but to tap out.
Winners by Submission: The Bella Twins and Natalya
Match Rating: *
The RAW Rebound showcases the Big Show crashing Randy Orton’s WWE Championship celebration. Big Show knocked Orton out and challenged Triple H.
Coming up next, John Cena will team with Cody Rhodes and Goldust to take on The Real Americans and Damien Sandow.
A highlight is shown of Michael Cole’s interview with WWE COO Triple H. Triple H was furious when Cole mentioned that Big Show’s lawsuit might have some strength behind it. Triple H then said that as of this moment, the Big Show is banned from the WWE for life.
John Cena, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, makes his way to the ring. He’ll fight in the main event of the evening, next.
John Cena, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust vs. The Real Americans and Damien Sandow w/ Zeb Colter
Antonio Cesaro will start against Cody Rhodes. They lock up, and Rhodes applies a side headlock. Cesaro whips him off, but Rhodes shoulder blocks him down. Rhodes hits the ropes, blocks a hip toss, and hits one of his own. Rhodes goes to cover, but he notices Jack Swagger motioning to get in the ring. Rhodes scares him off. Goldust is tagged in, and he hits Cesaro with a snapmare and an elbow drop. Swagger distracts Goldust again, but it doesn’t work. Goldust tags Rhodes back in, and Rhodes catches him with a high knee to the face for a two count. Swagger breaks it up, and John Cena runs in to even the score. Damien Sandow runs in, and a melee breaks out. Cena, Rhodes, and Goldust clear the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Cena trapped in an arm bar applied by Sandow. Cena fights up, and Sandow takes him down with an arm breaker for a two count. Cesaro is tagged in, and he kicks the arm before applying an overhead wristlock. Cena fights up again and powers out of the move. Cena kicks him, but Cesaro catches him with an uppercut. They trade shots until Cena takes him down with a hurricanrana!
Goldust and Swagger are tagged in. Goldust runs Swagger over with a pair of clotheslines, and he follows up with an inverted atomic drop. Goldust hits a slingshot bulldog while taking out Sandow at the same time. Goldust knocks Cesaro off the apron before giving Swagger a back body drop out of the ring and on top of Cesaro. Goldust goes to retrieve Swagger, but Sandow attacks him. Goldust fights him off and puts Swagger in the ring. As Goldust gets back in, Swagger chop blocks the knee. Cesaro is tagged in, and he kicks away at Goldust. Goldust tries to fight back, but Cesaro knees him in the face. Goldust falls out of the ring. Swagger is tagged in, and he clotheslines Goldust down on the outside. Swagger puts him in the ring, but Goldust is too close to the ropes to pin. Goldust fights off both Swagger and Cesaro, but the soon overtake him. Sandow is tagged in, and he hits Goldust with some shoulder thrusts. Sandow knees away at him before choking him on the bottom rope. Sandow drags him to the center of the ring for a near fall. Swagger is tagged in, and he kicks Goldust before applying a front face lock. The crowd is really behind Goldust. Goldust tries to fight out, so Swagger sends him to the ropes. Swagger lowers his head and eats a kick, but he soon comes back with a clothesline.
Cesaro is tagged in, and he stomps Goldust. Cesaro stands over Goldust before applying chin lock. Goldust fights up and whips Cesaro off. Cesaro quickly applies a waistlock to Goldust before dead lifting him for a gutwrench suplex. Swagger is tagged in, and he attacks Goldust as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro suplex Goldust for a two count. Cesaro applies a chin lock, and he has Goldust grounded for quite a bit. The crowd is still chanting for Goldust. Goldust fights up, but Cesaro controls him with a front face lock. Swagger distracts the referee as Cena tags in. The referee keeps Cena out, as he didn’t see the tag. While the referee is arguing with Cena, the Real Americans are double-teaming Goldust. Swagger is tagged back in, and he hits a picture perfect body slam. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb. Cesaro tags in, and he leapfrogs Swagger for a double stomp and a near fall. Cesaro pushes Goldust into the ropes, but Goldust comes back with a DDT. Sandow is quickly tagged in, and he punches away at him before dropping a knee for a near fall. Sandow applies a chin lock, but Goldust soon fights up and punches out. Sandow clubs him before sending him to the corner, but Goldust springboards off the middle turnbuckle with a back elbow. Sandow stops him from making a tag, but Goldust uppercuts him. Goldust knocks Cesaro off the apron and tries to tag someone in, but Sandow knocks Cena off the apron. Sandow then walks into a powerslam from Goldust!
Rhodes is tagged in, and he takes Sandow down with a springboard missile dropkick. Rhodes punches Swagger down before punching Sandow. Sandow reverses a whip, but Rhodes rolls him up for a near fall. Rhodes uppercuts Sandow before hitting a moonsault block for a near fall. Rhodes fires the crowd up some more before hanging Sandow up on the ropes for a kick to the midsection. Rhodes goes for Cross Rhodes, but Sandow gets out. Sandow then big boots Rhodes. Cesaro blind tags in, and Rhodes takes Sandow out with the Cross Rhodes. Cesaro runs in, and he executes the Cesaro Swing with twenty-two revolutions. As the Swing was happening, Cena took Swagger out on the outside of the ring with a nasty spear. Cesaro covers Rhodes, but Goldust breaks it up. Sandow runs in, and Goldust clotheslines him over the top rope. Goldust goes over the top as well. Cesaro wants to make a tag, but no one is there.
Cena is tagged in, and he shoulder blocks Cesaro down a few times before hitting a back suplex powerbomb. Cena fires the Tampa crowd up before doing the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the AA, but Cesaro counters into a dead lift gutwrench suplex. Cesaro sets up for the Cesaro Swing on Cena, but Cena counters into an STF attempt. Cesaro kicks him away before throwing him up in the air for a European uppercut! Rhodes takes Cesaro out with the Disaster Kick, and Sandow takes Rhodes out with the You’re Welcome. Goldust takes Sandow out with a bulldog. Swagger tags in, and he hits Goldust with a waistlock slam. Swagger is pumped up as he stalks Cena. Swagger applies the Patriot Lock to Cena, but Cena rolls out of it. Cena then catches him with the AA for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: John Cena, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust
Match Rating: *** 1/2
John Cena celebrates his third win of the week with Cody Rhodes and Goldust. They all raise their championships in the air as Smackdown comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Jimmy and Jey Uso def. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper def. The Prime Time Players
The Bella Twins and Natalya def. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka, and Alicia Fox via Submission
John Cena, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust def. The Real Americans and Damien Sandow
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