WWE Smackdown Results
September 24, 2015
Corpus Christi, Texas
Report by: Alex Kahrs
The show opens with highlights from Night of Champions, namely Seth Rollins defending his titles back to back, retaining the World Heavyweight Championship against Sting, and Sheamus attempting to cash in on Money in the Bank before the demon Kane makes his return! After this, we get highlights from Raw on Monday, focusing on the situation between Kane and Rollins.
From there we cut to the arena in Corpus Christi, where Eden Stiles welcomes back Director of Operations, Kane! Kane comes to the ring, and talks about returning. He was of two minds in regards to returning: he didn’t want to “bring the team down,” but this was the perfect time to return because “the WWE is on FIRE” and who better to deal with the heat than someone of his administrative experience. He goes on to announce that Kevin Owens and Rusev will team up to face Ryback and Dolph Ziggler, and Luke Harper will face Roman Reigns, with Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, and Braun Strowman barred from ringside. He starts to make another announcement when Seth Rollins comes out, interrupting him.
Kane introduces the crowd to former United States Champion “and yet, still World Heavyweight Champion” Seth Rollins, who tells Kane to cut the crap, that no one is falling for Kane’s tricks, that underneath the facade he is the demon Kane. Kane tells Rollins he looks angry, and that he had extensive training in conflict resolution so Rollins should come on down and they can engaged in a “civilized, healthy, and hopefully productive dialogue.” Rollins refuses, bringing up what happened to him at Night of Champions. Kane acknowledges Sheamus nearly cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot. Rollins asks what about Monday night, and Kane thinks he was doing Rollins a favor by giving him his rematch for the United States title. Rollins shouts that he is talking about after, when Kane tried to drag him into Hell. Kane asks Rollins who he sees talking to him, a demon that could inflict pain on him until he screams in agony…or a man in a suit, his friend, the one that helped him win the World Heavyweight Championship?
Rollins wants to know why Kane is doing this; he didn’t break Kane’s leg, that was Brock Lesnar, they talked about this on Monday. Kane knows this, but reminds Seth of the time he called him a “seven foot tall piece of crap,” realizing he must have just been trying to motivate him. Seth claims that Kane is not fit to be Director of Operations, and shouldn’t be around him. As a colleague, as a friend, Rollins tells Kane that he needs help. Kane says he’ll take that under advisement. Kane finishes the announcement he was about to make when Seth interrupted: in the main event, Seth Rollins will take on a man he knows very well, the “Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose! Seth yells “What is wrong with you!?” before storming off to the back as Kane’s music plays. We cut to Rich Brennan, Booker T, and Jerry Lawler at ringside as they run down the announcements Kane made and debate on whether Kane is playing mind games or actually suffering split personality disorder.
Roman Reigns makes his way through the crowd to the ring, getting ready for his match against Luke Harper as we go to commercial break.
We come back from commercial as Rich talks about WWE’s social media dominance, before Luke Harper makes his way to the ring. We go back to this past Monday where a fight between Roman and Bray Wyatt led to chaos that brought out Randy Orton, before Luke gets to the ring to start the match.
Roman Regins vs. Luke Harper
Luke and Roman come to blows early on in the match, a brawl that quickly spills outside. Roman sends Harper into the barricade and dropkicks him before tossing him back into the ring to continue the assault. He whips him against the ropes, but Luke manages to get a punch in and stops Roman from dropping him with a Samoan Drop. Roman turns the tide, hitting Luke hard in the corner as the crowd counts to ten. Roman whips Harper into the opposite corner, but Harper gets a boot to the face of Reigns. They battle in the corner until Reigns sends him outside over the rope. The fight spills back outside, with Harper trying to get back in the ring. Roman stops him, but it turns out to be a ruse as Harper gets a boot to the face of Roman again. He tosses him into the ring and lands a senton over the rope from the outside. Roman gets up, but Luke gives him a kick to the face before delivering a powerbomb for a nearfall. Luke waits for Roman to get up, but is stopped by a Superman Punch and a spear by Roman for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Roman Reigns
Roman celebrates his victory as we get a replay of the Superman Punch and spear that put Luke Harper away tonight. We see New Day in the back as Rich lets us know about a six man tag between them and Neville and the Lucha Dragons. New Day has some fun with a stagehand as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, New Day is already in the ring as Kofi cuts a promo about their Tag Team title match on October 3, promising to get rid of the Dudley Boyz once and for all. Big E says that means goodbye, D’Von…goodbye, “Booty Ray”…don’t let the door hit ya, where the New Day split ya! Xavier says that after that’s over, they can continue to make WWE great and save the tables. They start a “Save the Tables” chant until Neville’s music cuts them off. He and the Lucha Dragons make their entrance as we get ready for this six man tag match!
The New Day vs. Neville & The Lucha Dragons
Neville and Kofi start things off with a fast paced exchanged, and the Dragons come into the ring to take turns on offense, bringing the entire New Day to the outside as we go to commercial.
Coming back from commercial, Big E and Kalisto are in the ring and Kalisto kicks Big E in the knee. Big E quickly turns the tables, using his power to bring Kalisto to the New Day’s corner. Big E and Kofi take turns beating up Kalisto as Xavier plays a tune on his trombone at ringside. Kofi takes Kalisto to the corner again, but Kalisto gets Kofi to the outside before tagging in Sin Cara, who gets in a flurry of offense including a springboard shoulder block and moonsault. Big E tries to get involved, but is stopped by Neville before Sin Cara brings Kofi to the outside, before all three man launch off the rope to hit New Day on the outside! Xavier feigns an eye issue as Sin Cara is slowed down by Kofi just long enough for Woods to hit a running knee for the win!
Winners via pinfall: The New Day
New Day celebrate on the announce table, dancing as Xavier plays their theme on the trombone. We are reminded that Dean Ambrose faces Seth Rollins tonight before going to commercial.
Coming back from commercial, Cesaro makes his way to the ring as we watch clips from his match against Big Show on Monday, including the suplex into the ring by Cesaro before being knocked out. Bo Dallas makes his way out, mic in hand as he starts to speak. He says that he knows Cesaro’s pain. He survived Suplex City, but Cesaro can’t even get off Big Show Boulevard. Bo has the roadmap to life, and if Cesaro wants to achieve all his goals, all he has to do is BOlieve!
Cesaro vs. Bo Dallas
They lock up to start the match, back and forth until Cesaro gets the upper hand. He rolls Bo up for a nearfall, before rolling him around and then pinning again for a nearfall. Bo battles back for just a moment before running into a clothesline by Cesaro, who whips him into the corner. Bo blocks him, getting a shot in before whipping him into the ropes…only to be met with a European uppercut! Bo falls out of the ring, but surprises Cesaro on the outside before bringing him back in and attacking him with the ring apron. Bo sinks in a sleeper hold, but Cesaro powers out. Bo continues the attack, focusing on Cesaro’s injured back and hitting a back suplex for a nearfall. Bo quickly gets in a chinlock, trying his best to keep Cesaro down. Cesaro eventually powers out again, getting him in a unique package hold for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Cesaro
Bo Dallas is none too pleased at ringside as Cesaro celebrates with the crowd. We see photos from the Divas title match at Night of Champions, as Charlotte defeated Nikki for the belt before we go to Charlotte’s celebration on Monday. Up next, we’ll hear from the new Divas Champion!
Back from commercial, Charlotte and Becky Lynch make their way to the ring as Becky gets Charlotte a mic. Charlotte talks about Night of Champions being a dream scenario for her to finally become Divas Champion, and she and Becky thank the WWE Universe for believing in the Divas Revolution. She’s interrupted by Paige’s music, as the former PCB teammate makes her way out with a mic. She’s not a team player, and not used to apologizing for her actions, but she realizes she didn’t need to dump on her friends on Monday. Paige claims she started the Divas Revolution, and deserves some recognition. The three of them start arguing until Natalya’s music hits, bringing the lone member of the Hart Dynasty out to the ring.
Paige says this has nothing to do with a “crazy cat lady.” Natalya says she couldn’t be prouder of the Divas division, and that the last time she was excited for the Divas was when Paige won the Divas title. She was one of the first to congratulate her, because she deserved it. She says Paige is better than all this bickering, and Paige agrees…in fact, she is better than Natalya, who is “desperately clinging on to the youthful Divas to feel relevant again.” She slaps Natalya and leaves the ring as her music plays.
Commentary brings up the main event as Dean Ambrose takes on Seth Rollins, and the tag match as Ryback and Dolph Ziggler take on Kevin Owens and Rusev. That match is up next!
We come back from commercial for the WWE Smack of the Night, highlight pictures of the Intercontinental Championship match at Night of Champions between Ryback and Kevin Owens, with Owens winning the title after raking Ryback’s eyes during a Shell Shock attempt. Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring, followed by Rusev. Commentary discuss what happened at Night of Champions as Dolph Ziggler and Ryback make their way to the ring.
Ryback & Dolph Ziggler vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens & Rusev
Ryback and Owens start, but Owens tags himself out to Rusev, who immediately wants Dolph Ziggler. They lock up and Rusev sends Dolph to the corner, yelling “I BEAT YOU” as he continues the attack. Dolph gets a small comeback, but is distracted by Owens and beaten back down by Rusev, who tags Owens in now. Owens gets some hard hits in before tagging Rusev in, and Rusev gets some hard right hands in on Dolph. He continues by beating down Dolph on the ropes, as the crowd chants “We Want Lana.” Rusev goes for another slam, but is met with a DDT by Dolph as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Owens is on top of Dolph before hitting a senton on Dolph, yelling “THAT’S WHY I’M THE CHAMP” and bringing him to the corner. Owens continues to punish Ziggler and starts taunting Ryback before going for the cover on Ziggler for a nearfall. He tags in Rusev, who goes right back to work on Dolph, bringing him down hard. He taunts Ziggler to tag his partner, but slams down on top of him. He goes for the cover and gets another nearfall, starting to look a little frustrated as he bodyslams the Showoff onto the canvas. He tags in Owens, who gives Dolph a boot on the ground and drops him with a bodyslam of his own. He offers Rusev a turn to “slam him good” as he tags him in, but Ziggler catches him off guard and gets a bodyslam of his own in! Rusev tags in Owens, who tries to stop Ziggler.
Ziggler gets a scoop slam on Owens and wills himself to the corner, tagging in Ryback as Owens tags in Rusev! Rusev tries to get in a kick, but is blocked by Ryback who drops him. Crowd chants “FEED ME MORE” as Ryback looks for the Meat Hook, but is distracted by Owens and kicked in the face by Rusev. Owens grabs his title and makes his way up the ramp, indicating he’s done for the night. Rusev is infuriated, leading to being kicked by Ziggler and Shell Shocked by Ryback for the win!
Winners via pinfall: Ryback & Dolph Ziggler
Kevin mockingly applauds Ryback on the stage as we see a replay of Ziggler’s superkick followed by the Shell Shock on Rusev. We’re reminded once again of the main event, Dean Ambrose against Seth Rollins, and then a quick chat about the Madison Square Garden event on October 3 before taking us to a highlight video of the early feud between Big Show and Brock Lesnar, featuring Big Show’s message to Brock Lesnar ahead of their match. Commentary runs down the matches for the MSG special, including the Tag Team title match and main event of Big Show and Brock Lesnar. We then go backstage, where Renee Young interviews the Dudley Boyz. Bubba Ray says the New Day act like they care about the WWE Universe, but do NOT act like champions. This Saturday, the Dudley Boyz look to become TEN time Tag Team Champions. Primetime Players appear to wish the Dudleyz the best of luck, but after October 3 it’s “Prime Time, baby.”
We cut to JoJo interviewing Seth Rollins about Kane, whom Rollins claims is a “living, breathing demon” and that they all need to talk about getting Kane some serious help. He is not worried about facing Dean Ambrose, promising he’s going to destroy him before walking off. With that we go to the ring, where Dean Ambrose is making his entrance as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Seth Rollins is now making his way to the ring looking confident as ever.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
They lock up, and Seth ends up leaving the ring pretty quick to get a breather. He comes back in, and they lock up again with Dean getting the upper hand, even stomping the hand of Rollins. Dean takes him down into a headlock, but Rollins comes back up and gets Dean to the corner before breaking things up. He whips him into another corner and drops some hard boots into Ambrose, until Ambrose catches him and begins a comeback as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, Rollins slams Ambrose and goes for the cover for a nearfall. We see that during the break, things turned around for Rollins as he now is in control of this match. He whips Ambrose into the ring, but Ambrose wisely gets out of Seth’s way sending the World champ out the ring. Ambrose looks to take a dive to Rollins, but Seth stops him in his tracks before climbing up to the top, dropping Dean with a kick to the temple for another nearfall. Rollins lays into Ambrose with some hard chops, taunting him in the corner as he goes. Dean turns things around, laying into Rollins with some chops of his own before following with an attempted DDT off the top rope, but Seth blocks and kicks Dean in the jaw for another nearfall! Seth is not happy with the ref as Dean gets to his feet. Seth charges at him with a forearm in the corner, followed with another, but Dean follows behind, eventually hitting Rollins with a clothesline.
The match goes back and forth now, with both guys trading blows until Dean gets a second wind of offense on Rollins. He charges into Rollins with an elbow in the corner, then brings him up to the top rope for a suplex off the top! He goes for the cover, but Rollins kicks out at two. Ambrose goes back up to the top, but Rollins catches him off guard. The match goes back and forth again, with a series of roll ups for nearfalls by both guys. Dean sends Rollins out of the ring, then brings him in and gets a fisherman suplex on Rollins for another nearfall. Dean looks to finish the job with a Dirty Deeds, but Seth gets him with an enziguri! Both men trade blows again, until Rollins gets Dean with a Slingblade! He goes for a Pedigree but Dean blocks it. Dean whips him into the corner, but in the confusion involving the ref gets caught in a powerbomb into the turnbuckle. As Rollins gets ready for the next thing, Kane’s pyro goes off! Rollins is looking around for Kane, being distracted just long enough for Dean Ambrose to roll Seth up for the win!
Winner via pinfall: Dean Ambrose
We cut backstage to see that Kane is watching the monitor with a smile on his face, as Seth grabs a mic to call Kane out. He asks Kane, “Do you know who I am? Do you know what I’m capable of?” and claims everyone he’s faced has paid the ultimate price, promising Kane will meet the same fate. He celebrates in the ring with his title, Kane still watching on from the back as the show comes to a close.