WWE Smackdown Results
October 3, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show that shows Dean Ambrose returning the Money in the Bank briefcase to Seth Rollins after stealing it on last week’s Smackdown. After having a clearance sale with WWE merchandise, he left the briefcase in the ring for Rollins. Rollins then opened it and got a face full of green mist. Later in the night, John Cena and Ambrose fought Randy Orton and Kane in the main event. Rollins attacked Cena and Ambrose. With the help of Orton and Kane, Rollins Curb Stomped both men into the Money in the Bank briefcase.
John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring to a great reception. Cena says to the Algonquians, it’s known as Milwaukee. To him, it’s known as the birthplace of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Tonight, Milwaukee is rowdy and ready for Smackdown. He is as well because this past Monday on RAW, he wanted to fight Seth Rollins and instead wound up fighting Dean Ambrose. They forgot The Authority was a family, and that family kicked the crap out of them. They want to give Rollins his payback. Rollins Curb Stomped Ambrose’s head through cinder blocks. That’s what fuels Ambrose. This fuels him. Brock Lesnar destroyed him at SummerSlam. He had one minute of offense and the match was lopsided. It was right after that match that people told him he needed to hang it up. Hearing those words lit a fire in him. He brought the fight to Lesnar at Night of Champions and had him beat, but Rollins took that away from him. He needed that victory against Lesnar for all who have believed in him and for himself. That egomania Rollins saw opportunity. Rollins says he is the future of WWE. Cena says tonight is the night to give Rollins the chance to prove himself. Anyone who thinks they’re the future of WWE has to go through him to prove it. Rollins can keep the contract. Cena just wants to prove he hasn’t lost a step.
Rollins doesn’t come out. Instead, Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception. Ambrose apologizes for disappointing Cena because he’s not the only one who has issues with The Authority, especially as it pertains to Seth Rollins. Ambrose says he plans on working the issues out because he plans on making Rollins pay. Cena says he doesn’t want to do this with Ambrose. Ambrose says Cena is right that he doesn’t. Ambrose says he doesn’t need to do it with Cena either. Monday night, Cena got in his way. Cena says that’s how Ambrose sees it. This is how Cena sees it. Ambrose has been on hard times, but he has no idea what it’s like to face Brock Lesnar. Cena had him beat, and Rollins took that from him. Ambrose says Cena lost one night whereas he almost lost his career. He’ll be damned if he’ll let anybody else wipe that smug look off Rollins’ face, especially Cena.
Cena backs away from Ambrose before telling him he’s got guts. There’s no reason they should waste time beating the crap out of each other. If they keep doing this, they’ll be left laying like on RAW. Cena then extends his hand and asks for a truce. Ambrose drops the microphone and thinks about it.
Ambrose turns away before turning to shake his hand, but Randy Orton, Kane, and Seth Rollins interrupt him on the titantron. Orton says this is his new favorite bromance. Orton says they’re happy to see them work things out. Orton says they deserve each other. Kane says Rollins told them what he used to call Cena when they were in The Shield. Ambrose said Cena was nothing more than an overhyped wrestling figure who couldn’t wrestle out of a box. Orton also recalls Cena saying Ambrose was a nut job who would self-destruct. Kane says he’s sure neither man cares about what has been said in the past. If they’ve really mended fences and learned their lessons, it’s time to test it by putting them in a match against him and Randy Orton later tonight. We’ll see if they can work as a team or see if the Lunatic Fringe and the Cenation destroy each other. Kane says he knows where he’s placing his bets. Seth Rollins looks angry as he stares into the camera.
The Big Show will address the incident with the Russian flag from RAW. Dolph Ziggler will team up with Sheamus to face The Miz and Damien Mizdow, next.
The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus
The Miz will start the match against Sheamus. They circle the ring and lock up. Sheamus backs him to the corner and goes for a punch, but Miz ducks it. Miz taunts him as he circles the ring, and they lock up again. Miz knees him in the midsection and clubs away at him. Sheamus blocks a kick and pushes him back. Sheamus hits a running knee in the corner before attempting a short-arm clothesline, but Miz ducks and hits a back elbow. Miz quickly tags in Damien Mizdow, who runs into a powerslam for a near fall from Sheamus. Sheamus clubs him before sending him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Mizdow charges, but Sheamus throws him to the apron. Sheamus goes to pick Mizdow up, but Miz runs in. Sheamus hits a back body drop out of the ring on Miz and goes for the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán on Mizdow, but Miz pulls him off the apron. Dolph Ziggler distracts them as Sheamus comes off the top rope with a diving double clothesline to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Sheamus punching Miz in the midsection. Miz ducks a right hand and hits the Reality Check for a near fall. Mizdow is tagged in, and he drops an elbow on Sheamus before kicking away at him. Mizdow punches away at him on the mat and drags him to the apron. Mizdow hits him with an elbow to the throat before covering for a one count. Mizdow applies a front face-lock as he tags in The Miz. Miz kicks Sheamus before ripping at his face. Miz kicks and punches him in the corner before rubbing his forearm in his face. Sheamus quickly comes out of the corner with a clothesline.
Ziggler and Mizdow are tagged in. Ziggler hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a stinger splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. Mizdow avoids the famouser and goes for a roll up, but Ziggler holds the ropes. Ziggler plants him with a DDT, but Miz breaks up the pinfall. Sheamus tackles The Miz out of the ring. Ziggler dropkicks Mizdow for a near fall. Outside the ring, Sheamus throws Miz into the barricade. Miz quickly comes back with a steel chair to the midsection. The referee didn’t see it from the ring. Ziggler elbows Mizdow in the face and knocks Miz off the apron. Mizdow rolls him up and grabs the tights, but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler quickly kicks him in the knee and hits the Zig-Zag for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus
Match Rating: * 1/2
Sheamus chases The Miz out of the ring with the steel chair used on him. Sheamus finds himself alone in the ring with Mizdow and cracks him in the back with the chair. Miz angrily watches from the ramp.
John Cena and Dean Ambrose will face Randy Orton and Kane later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see what caused all the controversy with Big Show and the Russian Federation flag.
“Peek-a-boo – you’re doomed!” A video airs featuring Bray Wyatt talking about changing Luke Harper.
A video highlights The Big Show defending his friend Mark Henry against Rusev. Big Show knocked Rusev out last week on Smackdown. On Monday, Big Show taunted Rusev before ripping the Russian Federation flag down from the rafters. The Big Show will respond to the incident that WWE has apologized for later tonight.
Paige makes her way to the ring with Alicia Fox. Paige will be in action, next.
Footage is shown of Paige introducing Alicia Fox as her new best friend on RAW. Paige then provided a distraction that caused AJ Lee to lose to Alicia.
Paige w/ Alicia Fox vs. Naomi
The bell rings, and Paige quickly kicks Naomi in the midsection to take her down. Paige applies a chin lock before turning it into a surfboard stretch. How are they already at a rest hold two moves into the match. Naomi powers up and backs her to the corner. Paige runs into a pair of dropkicks. Naomi ducks a clothesline and hits a hurricanrana. Naomi kicks her before hitting a head-scissor DDT. Alicia pulls Paige to the apron. Naomi takes Alicia out with a nice plancha before getting on the apron. Naomi kicks Paige and goes for a slingshot, but Paige kicks her. Paige applies the PTO for the win.
Winner by Submission: Paige
Match Rating: 1/2 *
AJ Lee’s music hits, and she runs down to the ring. Paige leaves the ring, and AJ takes Alicia down with a Thesz Press. AJ punches away at her before scaring Paige away from the ring. Paige hides behind JBL and puts his hat on to disguise herself. AJ throws Alicia out of the ring and taunts Paige. Paige acts nervous and says AJ is crazy.
The Big Show will address the WWE Universe about the incident on RAW, next.
The Big Show addresses tearing the Russian Federation flag down
The Big Show makes his way to the ring in a suit. A replay shows him tearing down the Russian Federation flag on RAW. Big Show smiles while watching and listens to a USA chant. Big Show says we should be held accountable for out actions as human beings. In some situation, people hold you accountable. Ultimately, it relies on you to be accountable. With that said, he wants to directly and honestly address what happened on RAW. Maybe his sense of nationalistic pride got the better of him, but his actions may have been a little overzealous by pulling the flag down. The irony of it is he actually likes the majority of the Russian people he’s met. What makes America so fantastic is it is a melting pot of so many different people. That’s what makes America the home of the free and brave. When he went home after RAW, he started thinking about if someone did that to the USA. Big Show asks the crowd how they would feel about someone pulling down Old Glory. Big Show says we’d be mad. He can’t take back what he did on RAW, but as a WWE Superstar and a red-blooded American, he can stand before the crowd and sincerely, humbly apologize to the Russian people he may have offended.
Rusev’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage aggressively waving the Russian Federation flag with Lana. Rusev gets in the ring with her and continues waving the flag. Lana says WWE has publically apologized for Big Show’s actions. This act of contrition does not appease them. Lana then tells the crowd to shut up. Lana says her and Rusev demand a personal apology. A USA chant breaks out as Rusev shouts at him. Big Show says he has apologized to the Russian people he may have inadvertently disrespected. For that he’s sorry. As far as an apology to these two, he disrespected them both on purpose. Rusev takes the microphone and says, “You dare to disrespect the flag of a superior country!” Rusev says Big Show and the stupid Americans suck. Rusev then attacks him with the Russian Federation flag, hitting him with the point of it a few times. Rusev then kicks him in the face and waves the flag. Rusev then leaves the ring as Big Show angrily gets to his feet. Big Show takes his jacket off and challenges Rusev to get into the ring. They’ll fight this Monday on RAW.
John Cena and Dean Ambrose will take on Randy Orton and Kane in the main event of the evening.
Slater Gator w/ Hornswoggle vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Heath Slater starts the match against Jey Uso. They lock up, and Slater powers him to the corner. Jey ducks a punch and chops the chest. Jey then clotheslines him down. Slater sidesteps an avalanche and hits a spinning heel kick. Slater knocks Jimmy Uso off the apron and punches away at Jey. The Bunny hops down to ringside. Titus O’Neil tells Hornswoggle to attack him. The Bunny leapfrogs Hornswoggle twice, the second time seeing Hornswoggle run into the ring post. The Usos take Slater Gator out with stereo superkicks. The Bunny puts Hornswoggle into the ring. The Usos and The Bunny then go to the top rope and hit a trio of splashes on Slater Gator and Hornswoggle for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Adam Rose and the Exotic Express dance down to the ring. Rose gets in the ring and hugs The Bunny. The Usos dance with the Bunny and Adam Rose.
Renee Young is backstage with Dean Ambrose. She asks how he feels about teaming with John Cena. Ambrose says he has nothing to say about Cena nor does he have anything to say to Cena. Ambrose wants to talk about Seth Rollins. Ass kicking’s are a part of the business. Rollins knows this. Embarrassing him and spraying him with the mysterious green mist is the kind of thing an egomaniac like Rollins cannot stand. While that’s fun for him, no amount of embarrassment will erase the memory of his head getting driven through cinder blocks. Ambrose will go through everyone The Authority puts in front of him. Nothing will stop him from getting to Rollins.
Smackdown’s fifteenth anniversary will take place next Friday night.
Cesaro vs. R-Truth
Replays are shown of the referee being out of position and costing Cesaro a WWE Intercontinental Championship match even though he had his hand on the bottom rope. JBL talks about how WWE doesn’t have any replay. R-Truth gets in the ring and asks where he is, making fun of his gaffe when he thought he was in Green Bay, Wisconsin a few years ago.
The bell sounds, and Cesaro knees him in the midsection. Cesaro uppercuts him down before talking a little trash. Cesaro kicks him in the head before powering him to the corner. Cesaro knees away at him before punching him down in the corner. Cesaro taunts R-Truth before hitting a deadlift gutwrench suplex for a two count. Cesaro applies a chin lock before putting him in the corner. R-Truth fights back and sends him to the corner. R-Truth then hits a back body drop. Cesaro avoids a Scissor Kick, but R-Truth quickly follows up with an avalanche. Cesaro surprises him by crotching him on the top rope and hitting the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Cesaro
Match Rating: 1/4 *
John Cena and Dean Ambrose will face Randy Orton and Kane in the main event. We’ll see Hulk Hogan’s appearance on RAW, next.
“Mr. Baseball” Bob Uecker is shown at ringside, and he gets an incredible reaction from the crowd.
A video shows Hulk Hogan doing the pitch for Susan G. Komen on Monday Night RAW.
Kane makes his way to the ring followed by Randy Orton. Replays are shown of Seth Rollins putting both John Cena and Dean Ambrose into the briefcase with Curb Stomps. They’ll face John Cena and Dean Ambrose, next.
Kane and Randy Orton vs. John Cena and Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose will start the match against Randy Orton. They lock up, and Orton knees him in the midsection. Ambrose punches him in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner. Ambrose wrenches the arm and hits a snapmare. Ambrose hits a clothesline and an elbow drop for a two count. Ambrose wrenches the arm and tags in John Cena. Cena punches him before sending him into the corner and hitting a bulldog for a one count. Cena hits a suplex, and Orton tags in Kane. Cena hits some truly awful punches on Kane, and I’m not just saying that because cool thing to do is bash Cena. They would be horrible for any performer in WWE. Ambrose is tagged in. Cena and Ambrose hit a double-team suplex on Kane for a two count. Ambrose punches Kane before dropkicking him against the ropes. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Kane hits him with a shoulder block. Orton is tagged in, and he kicks Ambrose in the midsection. Orton sends him to the corner, but Ambrose pops right out with a clothesline. Ambrose kicks him in the midsection before tagging in Cena. They hit a double-team wishbone split on Orton. Orton kicks Cena away and clotheslines him. Orton taunts Ambrose before punching and kicking Cena. Cena punches back and hits a belly-to-belly side suplex for a two count. Cena throws Orton out of the ring and pulls the top rope down to get Kane out. Ambrose is tagged in, and he hits Kane and Orton with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock applied by Kane. Ambrose fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Ambrose punches back at him, but he soon runs into a big boot for a near fall. Kane pulls him into his corner before tagging in Orton. Orton viciously stomps away at him before throwing him out of the ring. Kane gets a cheap shot in on him as the referee’s back is turned. Ambrose blocks a shot from Orton on the commentary table. Ambrose wildly punches away at Orton before having a whip into the steel stairs reversed on him. Orton throws him into the ring and picks up a two count. Orton applies a chin lock, but Ambrose soon fights up and head-butts out. Orton sends him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Ambrose then takes him out with a missile dropkick. Kane is tagged in, and he stops Ambrose from tagging Cena. Kane uppercuts him to the corner and kicks him. Kane hits a snapmare followed by a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Kane applies a chin lock, but Ambrose bites his hand to get out. Kane backs him to the corner, but Ambrose fights out and knocks Orton off the apron for good measure. Kane punches him into the ropes, but Ambrose rebounds with a big clothesline. The place is going crazy.
Ambrose crawls over to the corner, but Cena gets off the apron and attacks Seth Rollins on the apron. Cena and Rollins fight to the back. That upsets Ambrose, but he’s able to punch Orton, who was tagged in, away. Ambrose takes him out with a running cross-body and some more punches. Ambrose then knocks Kane off the apron. Orton kicks Ambrose and hits a hanging DDT. Orton drops to the mat and goes for an RKO, but Ambrose rolls him up for a near fall. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Orton pushes him into a big boot from Kane. The referee calls for the bell and there is yet another disqualification for a TV main event.
Winners by Disqualification: John Cena and Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: **
Kane and Orton double-team Ambrose with stomps. Orton taunts the crowd as Kane hits a Chokeslam on Ambrose. Orton taunts the crowd as they chant for Cena. Orton then hits an RKO on Ambrose. Cena then runs back down, and Orton and Kane clear the ring. Orton and Kane join Rollins at the top of the ramp and laugh at Cena and Ambrose.
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Quick Match Results
Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus def. The Miz and Damien Mizdow
Paige def. Naomi via Submission
Jimmy and Jey Uso def. Slater Gator
Cesaro def. R-Truth
John Cena and Dean Ambrose def. Kane and Randy Orton via DQ
Mike’s Quick Thoughts
* Smackdown kicked off in a fun way by teasing more tension between John Cena and Dean Ambrose. I like what they’re doing with Ambrose. This is the guy I feel is ahead of Roman Reigns by leaps and bounds. While I feel terribly for Reigns going through emergency surgery, it gives Reigns’ a golden opportunity to stay off television so people can miss him and maybe the writers can figure out a better way of marketing him. It also gives other guys like Ambrose a chance to really shine and prove that they’re potential big stars. Ambrose has the charisma, the character, and the ability to be that. A potential feud with Cena to get to Rollins could be huge if they do it right. I liked the tension, but I’m not sure I’m feeling Kane booking a match with him and Orton to face Cena and Ambrose because when the very same match was booked on RAW, Kane and Orton complained about it.
* I’m glad to see they’re starting to change direction for The Miz. I really like his feud with Dolph Ziggler, but it needs a little rest. Moving to Sheamus could be a good thing for him. The only thing I don’t like about it is I was hoping for a good feud between Sheamus and Cesaro. In my opinion, they stole the show at Night of Champions with an incredibly fun and hard-hitting match. That feud needs to be given more time. Hopefully it was just an appetizer for a later feud that will last longer.
* There are times when I really want to say I enjoyed a Divas match, but they make it so hard with the booking. The bell rings. Paige hits a kick and immediately goes to a rest hold. Seriously? A rest hold as the second move? Will they ever book the division as something other than bathroom break filler?
* The Big Show apology for tearing down the flag went pretty much the way I thought it would. It wasn’t anything overly exciting. It was pretty much just an angle to pump you up for their match on RAW. Either Rusev is going to pin Big Show or there will be yet another DQ. I don’t have many high hopes for that match because the booking for these shows has been so atrocious lately.
* It says a lot about the current state of WWE when The Bunny may be one of the most over features on the show. The damn bunny may be more over than two-thirds of the mid-card roster.
* This show has fallen completely off the tracks. It’s just boring. So far we’re an hour and a half in and have seen one match that was given time, three lame matches, and a predictable angle with Big Show and Rusev. Last week’s episode was great. They were not able to carry that momentum to this show. Hopefully Smackdown 15 will be better than this. This is the best they can do with Cesaro?
* Man, I’m really getting tired of the non-finishes for TV main events. It’s just lazy booking and is frustrating to watch. The old adage of the end of the match doesn’t matter as long as you leave them with a better lasting image no longer applies. Any time they book a match that has any sort of relevance on TV always has a non-finish. In the last week alone, starting from the PPV, there have been five shows in a row with non-finish main events. WWE is just directionless and lazy right now, more so than normal in the fall. It’s almost like they’ve completely thrown in the towel until the football season is over. The WWE Network has made them even lazier with booking than when WCW went out of business. It’s shameful.
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