WWE Smackdown Results
May 3, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
They show footage of the RAW main event that saw John Cena and Team Hell No get defeated by The Shield. Ryback was originally supposed to be Cena's partner. Ryback watched gleefully as Cena clutched at his injured Achilles tendon.
Ryback's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe. Ryback wants to get one thing straight. He knew John Cena was hurt last Monday night, which is why he couldn't tag with him against The Shield. He's not Cena's keeper. Cena chose to put himself in that match against The Shield. He chose to put himself at further risk, and he lost to The Shield. Afterwards, he was hobbling around like a weak, pathetic animal. In the law of the jungle, the bigger, stronger, and faster animals always eat the weak. Ryback rules!
Ryback vs. Daniel Bryan
The match begins, and they circle the ring. Bryan kicks him in the leg before ducking a clothesline and kicking him again. Ryback isn't fazed by the kicks. Bryan evades Ryback's grasp and kicks him some more in the legs. Ryback finally kicks him in the midsection before clubbing him down. Ryback sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Bryan hits some stiff kicks to the legs, but Ryback soon powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Bryan kicks back, but Ryback beats him down in the corner. Ryback hits a picture perfect body slam before screaming to the crowd, "Ryback rules!" Bryan comes right back with some kicks to the legs, but Ryback punches him down. Ryback throws him out of the ring, but Bryan lands on his feet. Bryan motions for him to follow him outside, and he gets back in the ring as Ryback comes out. Bryan dropkicks him off the apron before hitting a suicide dive. Bryan gets in the ring and taunts him.
Ryback punches the barricade in frustration before getting back in the ring. Ryback gets him in the corner and thrusts his knees into his midsection. Ryback scoops him up for a powerslam, but Bryan slides off. Bryan kicks away at the leg again, but Ryback grabs the leg and powers him down. Ryback goes for an inverted suplex slam, but Bryan knees him in the head to get out. Bryan kicks at the legs some more before hitting the ropes. Ryback catches him in a military press and throws him out of the ring!
We come back from the break to see Bryan trying to elbow out of a chin lock only for Ryback to beat him back down. Ryback throws him across the ring. Bryan rolls to the apron, and Ryback punches away at him. Ryback hits the ropes, but he charges into Bryan's shoulder. Bryan goes for a sunset flip, but Ryback doesn't go down. Ryback slams his head off the mat a few times before putting him in the corner. Ryback runs into Bryan's boot, but he catches him coming off the second turnbuckle. Ryback then powerslams him down for a near fall. Bryan kicks and punches away at him, and Ryback goes down to one knee. Bryan hits the ropes, and Ryback hits a Thesz Press, but Bryan rolls through with a single leg crab. Ryback screams in pain before kicking him off.
Bryan continues to kick away at the leg. Ryback pushes him into the ropes, but Bryan ducks a clothesline and hits a nasty flying elbow. Bryan then connects with a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan kicks away at the leg some more before stretching it over the second rope. Bryan then dropkicks the leg and dropkicks him back into the corner. Ryback is stumbling around the ring, and Bryan takes him out with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Bryan kicks away at him, but Ryback counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ryback goes to send him over the top rope, but Bryan counters into a hurricanrana over the top rope!
Ryback has trouble getting to his feet outside the ring. Bryan gets on the apron and goes for a flying knee, but Ryback catches him and slams him into the ring post twice. Ryback throws him into the ring and stands over him before dead lifting him up for a powerbomb. Ryback goes for it again, but Bryan kicks him. Ryback comes right back and plants him into the mat with a second powerbomb. Ryback hits the meat hook clothesline before signaling for the end. Ryback then drops him with Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: **
They show a replay of Ricardo Rodriguez defeating Zeb Colter and Big E. Langston to give Alberto Del Rio the opportunity to choose the stipulation for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship triple threat match at Extreme Rules. Del Rio made it a ladder match.
Renee Young is backstage with Ricardo Rodriguez. She asks how he feels about his match against Zeb Colter tonight. Rodriguez talks quickly in Spanish before kissing Young on the cheek. Del Rio comes in and tells him to calm down. Del Rio apologizes for his friend getting too excited.
Fandango will be in action, next.
Zack Ryder vs. Fandango w/ Summer Rae
Fandango quickly knees him in the midsection before sending him into the ropes. Ryder counters a hip toss into one of his own. Ryder hits a drop-toe-hold for a one count. Fandango quickly counters a dropkick, and he kicks away at his face. Fandango poses before tying Ryder up in the ropes and clubbing away at his head. Fandango gets out of the ring and kicks him in the head for a near fall. Fandango sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head. Ryder hits him with a face buster. Fandango runs into his knees and hits a second rope missile dropkick. Ryder punches him down in the corner and hits the Broski Boot for a near fall. Fandango counters the Rough Ryder and hits a Russian Leg Sweep. Fandango then hits a top rope leg drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Fandango poses in the ring with Summer Rae and says his name once more for clarification. They then leave the ring dancing.
Kaitlyn is walking backstage with a bouquet of roses and reading a text message. She bumps into The Great Khali and Natalya. Natalya asks if the roses are from the same guy who sent her the hat. Kaitlyn reads the text she was looking at. "You're incredible in the ring and even more incredible out of it. I fall more in love with you every day, and I can't wait to tell the world." She says it's cheesy and from a blocked number, but she's into it. Natalya says she likes the attention. Natalya says Khali has some advice. Khali says something her stressing too much. She needs to relax just like him. Natalya says he gives the best advice.
Kane will take on Dean Ambrose in the main event to avenge the attack on the Undertaker from last week.
They show a tremendous video of John Cena surprising a young man on the Today Show from Monday. It was World Wish Day. Cena then came out with three kids on RAW. That's some really great stuff done by John Cena and WWE.
Renee Young is backstage with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger. Young asks Colter about avenging his loss from RAW. Colter asks for her name before incorrectly calling her Rhonda anyway. Colter says she's a member of the "lamestream media" so she is going to distort facts to fit her own agenda. The real story from RAW was his personal bravery. He was very sick before the show with 102-degree temperature and vertigo, but he showed up to work because that's what real Americans do. It wasn't lost on the people on Twitter. Some people have said that his performance was one of the single most inspiring things they've ever seen. What hurt worst of all was his victory was given to an illegal immigrant that snuck across the border. Ricardo Rodriguez is guilty of theft. He could go to the police because he has witnesses, but he's going to do it himself. He's going to rectify this situation. There will be no taint on his victory. Unlike illegal immigrants, real Americans play fair. We the people!
Ricardo Rodriguez makes his way to the ring with his friend Alberto Del Rio. He'll face Zeb Colter, next.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler is on commentary with AJ Lee and Big E. Langston.
Ricardo Rodriguez w/ Alberto Del Rio vs. Zeb Colter w/ Jack Swagger
Colter shoves Rodriguez a few times before slapping him in the face a few times. Rodriguez grabs him by the mustache before stomping his foot. Rodriguez then rides Colter while grabbing his mustache. Colter quickly rakes the eyes and punches away at him. Colter talks a little trash before punching Rodriguez down again. Colter rips at his hair before talking trash to Del Rio. Rodriguez comes back with some punches and kicks. Rodriguez charges at Colter, but Swagger clotheslines him down.
Winner by Disqualification: Ricardo Rodriguez
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Del Rio quickly runs into the ring and punches away at Swagger. Del Rio clotheslines him over the top rope and turns around to see Colter attempting to sneak up on him. Colter quickly bails from the ring.
Teddy Long's music hits, and he says if that's how the four of them want to play it, then he's going to make this a tag team match right now.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter
We join this restarted match in progress as Colter punches Rodriguez in the face from the apron. Swagger is the legal opponent against him. Swagger whips Rodriguez into the corner hard before charging. Rodriguez jumps over him, and Swagger hits the ring post shoulder first.
Del Rio is tagged in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio ties him up in the ropes and clubs away at the back, but Swagger elbows him in the face. Del Rio comes back with an arm breaker before attempting the Cross Arm Breaker. Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston interfere before the move can be completely executed.
Winners by Disqualification: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Ziggler and Langston continue to attack not only Del Rio but Swagger as well. Teddy Long quickly comes out to the stage and orders them to stop. He says this just became a triple threat tag team match.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston
Del Rio quickly goes to work on Ziggler with some punches and kicks. Del Rio hits a snapmare and kicks him in the back for a one count. Rodriguez is tagged in, and he kicks Ziggler in the face for a one count. Rodriguez hits a running dropkick to the head before tagging in Del Rio. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the head for a near fall. Ziggler quickly dropkicks him down and tags in Big E. Langston. Langston picks Del Rio up and punches him in the ribs. Langston hits a belly-to-belly suplex before powering him to the corner. Langston charges and shoulders him in the midsection. Ziggler is tagged in, and he punches away at Del Rio in the corner. Ziggler splashes him in the corner for a two count.
Ziggler applies a chin lock, and the crowd gets behind Del Rio. Del Rio fights up and punches out. Del Rio sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler kicks him in the head. Ziggler then charges into a flapjack. Del Rio picks him up, but Ziggler kicks him and quickly delivers a neckbreaker. Langston is tagged in, and he punches Del Rio down. Langston punches away at him in the corner before hitting an over the shoulder slam. Langston picks him up and drives him into the corner. Langston then charges into him with a shoulder thrust. Ziggler wants into the match, so Langston tags him in. Ziggler goes for a splash in the corner, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Del Rio kicks him in the face and hits a backstabber on Swagger as he tries to interfere. Del Rio punches Colter down and pulls the top rope down as Langston charges him. Del Rio then clotheslines Ziggler over the top rope.
Del Rio eyes Colter struggling to pull himself up in the corner. Colter tries to beg him off as Del Rio approaches him. Del Rio grabs his arm, but Ziggler comes from behind and plants him with a DDT for a near fall broken up by Rodriguez. Rodriguez punches away at Langston, but Langston quickly takes him out with a body block. Swagger then runs in and slams Langston down. Swagger then turns into an enzuigiri from Del Rio. Ziggler attempts to roll Del Rio up, but he kicks out. Del Rio then applies the Cross Arm Breaker, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion taps out.
Winners by Submission: Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez
Match Rating: * 1/2
A strange camera angle is shown, and the sound of grunting and pipes falling is heard. Dean Ambrose appears on the screen and says it just breaks your heart when the champ becomes a chump. Seth Rollins says the Phenom isn't so phenomenal. Roman Reigns says they broke John Cena and the Undertaker. Undertaker's little brother is next. Ambrose says Kane is so misguided. Justice is not taking revenge for your family. Justice is what they dispense every day. Rollins says it'll catch up. They put the Undertaker down, but it could have been worse. He'll believe by the end of the night. Rollin says he'll believe in The Shield. The camera is put down, and Daniel Bryan is seen writhing in pain on the floor. They kick him for good measure before walking off.
A video is shown of Triple H accepting Brock Lesnar's challenge for a Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules.
Referees are backstage calling for a trainer to tend to Daniel Bryan, who is still down backstage. They slowly lift him up and escort him to the trainer's room.
Randy Orton vs. Damien Sandow
The bell rings, and they lock up. Sandow whips him off, but Orton shoulder blocks him down. Sandow is unhappy with himself for not seeing that coming. They lock up again, and Sandow applies a side headlock. Orton applies one of his own and shoulder blocks him down again. Sandow quickly pulls him face first into the turnbuckle before stomping away at him. Sandow beats him in the corner a bit before the referee backs him off. Sandow knees him in the midsection before hitting a snapmare and a knee drop for a two count. Sandow applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up.
Orton whips him to the corner, but Sandow slingshots over him. Orton quickly hits a pair of clotheslines and a powerslam. Orton goes for the hanging DDT, but Sandow gets out. Sandow snaps him off the top rope before knocking him off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Orton counter out of a chin lock with a back suplex. Sandow quickly dropkicks him in the knee and DDTs him down for a near fall. Sandow knees away at him before hitting a Russian leg sweep. Sandow hits two Cubito Aequets for a near fall. Sandow applies another chin lock, but Orton quickly gets to his feet and head-butts out. Sandow quickly kicks him and runs into a dropkick.
Orton sends him into the ropes and hits a back body drop. Orton head-butts him before finally hitting the hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd into it as he stalks Sandow. Sandow gets to his feet, and Orton hits the RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Match Rating: *
Big Show's music hits soon after the match ends, and he makes his way to the ring with a microphone. Big Show says Orton has to be the most amazing competitor in one-on-one competition. He's just not much of a team player. It's all about Randy Orton. If Orton didn't have such a big ego at WrestleMania and tagged him in, maybe they wouldn't have lost to The Shield, and Orton wouldn't have been knocked out. Sandow quickly attacks Orton from behind and hits the Terminus. Big Show laughs heartily at what just happened. Big Show tells Orton to understand him. At Extreme Rules, there will be nothing funny about what he does to him.
Kane is seen leaving the trainer's room. Matt Striker approaches him for an update on Daniel Bryan's condition. Kane says he's going to make The Shield pay for what they did to Daniel and his brother. He knows what he's getting into. He knows what's going to happen to him. Sooner or later, they'll get him down, and they'll make sure he stays down. He's going to take down as many of them as he can. We're going on a little journey to a place called Hell.
The RAW Rebound is shown with a recap of the main event. The Shield beat John Cena and Team Hell No.
Josh Mathews is in the ring with an arm wrestling contraption set up. Mathews says that Mark Henry has challenged Sheamus to an arm wrestling match.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring. They show Sheamus embarrassing Henry in the tug of war match from RAW. Sheamus then gave him a Brogue Kick. Sheamus is introduced after he gets into the ring.
The referee goes over the rules, which state you have to pin your opponent's arm down. It's pretty basic. Henry accuses Sheamus of having a substance on his hand, so the referee wipes Sheamus' hand with a towel. They set up on the contraption, but Henry stops to stretch and take his shirt off. Henry talks a little trash to Sheamus before the finally lock hands. Henry has Sheamus pinned halfway, but Sheamus fights back. Henry turns it back on him, but Sheamus comes back again. Sheamus nearly has him down, but Henry comes back with a burst of strength and picks up the win.
Henry celebrates his win as Sheamus grabs the microphone. Sheamus says Henry has a stronger right arm, but probably not the stronger left. Sheamus challenges him to one more try with their left arms. Henry goes to leave, but he comes back when Sheamus accuses him of being scared. Henry talks a little trash before accepting the challenge. They go to lock hands, but Sheamus pulls away to mess around with Henry a bit. Henry isn't happy about that. They finally lock hands, and Sheamus sucker punches him. Sheamus then takes him out with a Brogue Kick! Sheamus screams, "That's what I do, fella!" Sheamus then heads to the back.
Footage is shown of The Shield taking out the Undertaker last week on Smackdown. They gave him a Triple Powerbomb through the commentary table.
Kane will take on Dean Ambrose to avenge his tag team partner and brother, next.
The WWE Superstars talk about the two-week tour of Europe that just recently came to an end.
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring through the crowd along with his compatriots. Roman Reigns is carrying Daniel Bryan's Tag Team Championship.
Dean Ambrose w/ The Shield vs. Kane
Before the bell rings, Kane scares them off by swinging his Tag Team Championship. Kane big boots Ambrose before dropkicking Reigns away. Kane uppercuts Rollins down and throws him into the barricade. Kane then throws Reigns over the commentary table before clotheslining Rollins into the crowd!
Kane turns his attention to Ambrose as he gets back into the ring. The bell rings, and Kane grabs him by the throat. Kane throws him to the corner and punches away at him before hitting an uppercut. Kane beats away at him before throwing him out of the ring. Kane drops him on the barricade before putting him into the ring. Kane elbows him in the throat and boots his head as it hangs out over the apron. Kane gets in the ring and twists the arm in the corner. Kane then hits a straight right hand before connecting with a short-arm clothesline. Kane whips him to the corner and runs into a boot. Ambrose goes to the second rope, and Kane uppercuts him out of the ring!
We come back from the break to see Ambrose stepping on Kane's leg. During the commercial, Ambrose snapped his leg over his shoulder. Ambrose punches Kane in the face. The rest of The Shield has reassembled at ringside. Kane comes back with an uppercut, but Ambrose punches him down in the corner. Ambrose kicks him in the knee before hitting some punches in the corner. Ambrose sizes him up and hits a running forearm to the face. Ambrose goes outside the ring, and he slams Kane's leg off the ring post a few times. Ambrose then wraps Kane's legs around the post to stretch it some more. Ambrose goes to the top rope, but Kane slams him off the top.
Kane is hobbling around as he hits a pair of uppercuts. Kane head-butts him before hitting a clothesline in the corner. Kane clotheslines him in the corner before hitting a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane goes to the top rope and connects with his flying lariat. Kane signals for the end, and he grabs Ambrose by the throat. Ambrose kicks him and goes for a DDT, but Kane counters into a Chokeslam. Kane does his brother's taunt, and he's looking for a Tombstone Piledriver. Kane scoops him up, but he drops him as Rollins gets on the apron. Kane boots Rollins off, and he flies into the commentary table. Ambrose clotheslines him over the top rope, but Kane lands on his feet. Kane pulls Ambrose out of the ring and bounces him off the table. Kane then punches Reigns and sends him into the steel steps.
Kane gets back in the ring, and Ambrose dropkicks him in the knee. Ambrose then hits a modified DDT for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: * 3/4
The Shield stands together at ringside, and Kane challenges them to get in the ring. Kane tries to hold his own against them, and he wins the initial onslaught as they regroup at ringside. They then charge the ring a second time, and they triple-team him down with vicious punches and kicks. They then lift Kane up for a Triple Powerbomb, but Kane fights back. Kane goes for a Double Chokeslam on Ambrose and Rollins, but Reigns takes him out with a huge Spear. They beat on him some more before finally hitting the Triple Powerbomb! Ambrose grabs Kane's Tag Team Championship. The Shield holds up Team Hell No's titles as they stand over Kane. Kane is out cold as Smackdown comes to a close.
Quick Match Results
Ryback def. Daniel Bryan
Fandango def. Zack Ryder
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez def. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter, Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston via Submission
Randy Orton def. Damien Sandow
Dean Ambrose def. Kane
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