WWE Smackdown Results
May 10, 2013
Raleigh, North Carolina
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Footage is shown Jack Swagger attacking both Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio on Monday Night RAW. He viciously assaulted both men as well as Ricardo Rodriguez with a ladder. Tonight, Jack Swagger will take on Big E. Langston. Footage is also shown of The Shield laying out Team Hell No. Daniel Bryan will attempt to avenge the beat downs by taking on Dean Ambrose tonight.
Lilian Garcia introduces Chris Jericho, who is in the ring with the Highlight Reel set. Jericho gets a great reception from the crowd, and they chant his name. Jericho welcomes the crowd to the Highlight Reel. His guest tonight in nine days at Extreme Rules will challenge John Cena for the WWE Championship in a Last Man Standing Match. His guest is the man, the monster Ryback. Ryback makes his way to the ring as the commentators talk about what happened with Ryback on this past Monday’s RAW. Ryback defeated Kane, but The Shield was soon out to attack. Daniel Bryan ran out to protect Kane, and Ryback bailed out of the ring. The Shield went to attack a defenseless Bryan, but John Cena ran out to even the odds. They were getting the better of The Shield until Ryback attacked Cena with a steel chair.
Jericho says Ryback has made some incredible waves over the last month. It all started the night after WrestleMania when he attacked John Cena and announced his intentions to beat him for the title. Jericho says in the history of the Highlight Reel, he has liked to stir things up and mess with his guests. Tonight, things are different. When it comes to Cena, he sees where Ryback is coming from. Ryback says he doesn’t need Jericho’s approval on what he did. Jericho says since it’s his show, Ryback is going to have to listen to him talk. He knows why Ryback is doing what he’s doing. How many times has he been screwed out of the WWE Title and been attacked by The Shield? Ryback asks what his point is. Jericho says he’s a little hostile. Jericho says Ryback talks about “Ryback Rules.” What exactly are Ryback’s rules? They’re not “don’t eat carbs” or “don’t swim until thirty minutes after you eat.” Jericho thinks his rules are simpler than that. His rules are probably he’ll do whatever it takes to win. He understands where he’s coming from. He did the same thing. He’s been the WWE Champion six times. To do that, he built a chip on his shoulder bigger than the Big Show. He had enemies in this company whether it was John Cena, Shawn Michaels, or Bob Barker. If you weren’t with him, you were against him.
Ryback asks if this is the part where Jericho says he’s seen the error in his ways. Jericho judges him for doing the selfish thing. He takes care of himself. Jericho says he’s not judging him, but the WWE Universe is. The Jerichoholics are judging him. The crowd begins to boo, and Ryback doesn’t look too happy. Jericho says they’re booing because they understand the difference between what it takes to beat The Rock and Steve Austin in the same night to become the Undisputed Champion and beating a one-legged John Cena in a Last Man Standing Match. Maybe the end justifies the means. Maybe Ryback will get what he wants. Maybe he would rather be the type of cowardly champion who cuts corner and takes the easy way out rather than being the nice guy who always finishes second. Jericho warns him to be careful what he wishes for. He could win the WWE Championship at Extreme Rules, but if he does, then he will lose the respect of the people here and in the WWE Universe.
Ryback says Jericho talks way too much. What makes Jericho think he won’t drop him right here, right now? Jericho says he’s looking right in his eyes, and he doesn’t think he’s going to do a damn thing. Teddy Long’s music hits, and the Special Assistant to the Smackdown General Manager comes out to the stage. Long says this isn’t the way it’s going to go down. If they have some business they want to settle, then they’ll do it in tonight’s main event. For the first time ever, Ryback will go one-on-one with Y2J Chris Jericho. Ryback then drops Jericho with a straight right hand to the jaw before walking off. Jericho gets to his feet and angrily looks at Ryback as he leaves.
Mark Henry will attempt to set a world record by pulling two tractor-trailers at 55 tons by himself. That will happen later tonight.
Cody Rhodes vs. Kofi Kingston
They circle the ring and go for a test of strength. Kingston gets a quick waistlock, but Rhodes takes him down by sweeping his leg. Rhodes goes into the ropes, and Kingston counters a hip toss. Kingston knees him in the midsection and hits a modified blockbuster. Kingston takes him down with an arm drag, and he keeps the arm bar applied. Rhodes quickly gets to his feet and gets a rope break. Rhodes elbows him in the jaw and punches away at him before choking him on the ropes. Rhodes sends him into the ropes and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection for a no count. Rhodes hits a front suplex for a two count. Rhodes stomps away at him before taunting the crowd. Rhodes applies a modified hammerlock. Kingston fights up and gets out of it. Kingston comes back with a pair of chops and a dropkick. Rhodes ducks a diving clothesline and kicks him. Rhodes sends him into the ropes, and Kingston catches him with a sunset flip attempt. Rhodes rolls through and goes to kick him in the head, but Kingston ducks it. Kingston rolls him up for a two count. Rhodes immediately kicks him in the head for a near fall.
Rhodes picks him up and sends him into the corner. Rhodes runs into Kingston’s boots. Kingston then springboards off the middle and top rope with a cross-body block, but Rhodes rolls through for a near fall. Rhodes goes for Cross Rhodes, but Kingston twists out. Kingston goes for the SOS, but Rhodes counters out. Rhodes ducks the Trouble in Paradise and goes for the Disaster Kick, but Kingston catches him with Trouble in Paradise for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: * 1/2
Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman’s invasion of the WWE Headquarters will be shown, next.
A video package recaps Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman’s trip to the WWE Headquarters on Monday. Lesnar destroyed Triple H’s corporate office and intimidated the people working there. Triple H then invited him into his other office for a beat down. They’ll fight at Extreme Rules in a Steel Cage Match.
Brock Lesnar and Triple H will meet face-to-face in the ring on this coming Monday Night RAW.
Renee Young is backstage with Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. She goes to ask a question, but Colter cuts her off. He says she’s just going to ask him some lamestream media question. He’ll tell her everything she needs to hear right now. It’s no secret that Dolph Ziggler, a man of questionable moral character, won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match last year. That criminal Alberto Del Rio also has experience with a ladder. Jack Swagger served a statement Monday night as he took out four guys. Tonight, he’ll serve another statement as he takes on little blondie’s bodyguard, Big E. Langston. It’s been a long and arduous process, but at Extreme Rules, every step Swagger takes up the ladder, every real American will be a step closer to achieving their goals the American way. The American way is staying true to your beliefs and working hard through all adversity and criticism. You take a step at a time. Step one is winning the World Title, and Step two is taking their country back. Swagger finishes by saying, “We the people!”
Big E. Langston makes his way to the ring with Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee. He’ll take on Jack Swagger, next.
Alberto Del Rio will serve as the guest commentator for the next match. They show footage of why Ricardo Rodriguez isn’t there. Swagger sandwiched Rodriguez between a ladder and the barricade. They also show him assaulting Del Rio and Ziggler with the ladder. They ask him how he feels about having chosen the ladder match. Del Rio says he’s been in more ladder matches than they have.
Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter make their way to the ring. They get in with Big E. Langston, Dolph Ziggler, and AJ Lee. Del Rio then gets up from the commentary table, goes under the ring, pulls out a ladder, and he puts it in the ring in between both groups. Ziggler breaks for it, and Swagger kicks him in the face. Swagger and Langston have a tug-of-war for the ladder. Colter clubs Langston, and Langston just stares at him. Swagger then drives the ladder into Langston’s midsection before clotheslining him over the top rope. Ziggler quickly comes from behind and takes him down. Ziggler picks up the ladder, and he gives it to Swagger. Ziggler then dropkicks it in his face. Ziggler takes his shirt off, and he baseball slides the ladder into Colter’s midsection. Del Rio then takes Ziggler down with a clothesline and a kick to the jaw. Del Rio stands over him before picking up the ladder. Del Rio waits for Ziggler to get up before hitting him with the ladder. Del Rio then gets out of the ring with the ladder, and he throws it in Swagger’s face. Del Rio talks a little trash to Swagger before putting the ladder back in the ring. Del Rio sets up the ladder in the center of the ring and climbs it with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Del Rio holds the title high up in the air as his music plays.
Daniel Bryan will take on Dean Ambrose of The Shield, next.
Dean Ambrose w/ The Shield vs. Daniel Bryan w/ Kane
As soon as the bell rings, Bryan takes Ambrose down with a flying knee to the face. Bryan stomps away at him in the corner. Bryan uppercuts him before Ambrose turns him around. Ambrose punches him before raking his face on the top rope. Bryan counters a whip and knees Ambrose in the midsection. Bryan elbows him in the neck before kicking him in the back a few times. Bryan drops a knee and puts him in the corner. Bryan hits a straight right hand before Ambrose jabs him in the throat. Ambrose puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Ambrose takes him across the ring and bounces him off the turnbuckle. Ambrose head-butts him down before choking him with his boot. Ambrose chops the chest before sending Bryan into the corner. Bryan backflips over him, ducks a clothesline, and hits a flying elbow. Bryan begins kicking him in the chest. Ambrose ducks the kick to the head and rolls out of the ring to recover. Bryan then takes him out with a suicide dive. The Shield goes to attack Bryan, but Kane stands as the equalizer.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose drop an elbow for a near fall. Ambrose applies a hammerlock/neck vice combination. During the commercial break, Ambrose dropped Bryan throat first on the top rope. Ambrose turns the submission into a double arm chin lock. Bryan begins to fight up, and Ambrose clotheslines him down. Ambrose hits a low clothesline for a one count. Ambrose applies a nerve hold before kneeing him in the back. Ambrose goes back to the neck vice, but Bryan fights up and elbows out. Bryan punches him in the face a few times before hitting the ropes. Ambrose follows and knees him in the midsection. Ambrose punches him before hitting the ropes and connecting with a dropkick for a near fall. Ambrose quickly applies a chin lock. Bryan fights up and elbows out, but Ambrose head-butts him to the corner. Ambrose punches him before backing up and charging. Bryan sidesteps him, and Ambrose hits the ring post shoulder first.
Bryan backs up and charges into Ambrose with a running dropkick. Ambrose’s left eye appears to be swelling shut, as there is a cut underneath it. Bryan kicks away at him before putting him in the tree of woe position. Bryan kicks away at him, backs up, and charges into him with a dropkick to the midsection for a near fall. Bryan uppercuts him a few times, and Ambrose surprises him with a backslide pin for a near fall. Bryan quickly gets up and hits a running kick to the midsection. Bryan goes to the top rope, and The Shield attempts to intimidate him. Kane appears to even the odds. Bryan then hits a missile dropkick on Ambrose for a near fall. The Shield shouts words of encouragement toward Ambrose as he punches Bryan in the throat. Ambrose sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ambrose ducks a roundhouse, and he takes Bryan down with a modified face-buster for a near fall. Ambrose knees away at him before talking some trash. Ambrose goes for a short-arm clothesline, but Bryan counters into the No! Lock. Seth Rollins tries to interfere, but Kane grabs him. The referee also tries to help keep Rollins out. On the other side of the ring, Roman Reigns kicks Bryan in the head. Rollins and Reigns attack Kane as Ambrose goes for his Headlock DDT, but Kofi Kingston runs in and attacks him, causing a disqualification!
Winner by Disqualification: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: **
Kingston punches away at Ambrose wildly. Bryan attacks Rollins as Kane throws Reigns into the crowd. Bryan clotheslines Rollins out of the ring. Kingston throws Ambrose to the apron and dropkicks him off. Team Hell No and Kofi Kingston celebrate in the ring as The Shield retreats. Ambrose is bleeding from the mouth and under his eye.
Chris Jericho will take on Ryback for the first time ever later tonight.
They show footage of Mark Henry from earlier in the afternoon. He was strapped to a tractor-trailer, and he towed it a few feet. That was 55,000 pounds. Coming up next, he’ll tow two tractor-trailers, which would be a world record. That’s 110,000 pounds.
Footage is shown of Sheamus defeating Wade Barrett on RAW. Mark Henry then attacked Sheamus with a belt, viciously whipping him around the ring with it. Graphic photos are then shown of Sheamus following that attack. Sheamus’ back and midsection were covered with welts. Sheamus and Mark Henry will go one-on-one at Extreme Rules in a Strap Match.
Mark Henry is pacing the parking lot with a harness on his back. He then demands to be hooked up to the two tractor-trailers. Two assistants do so. Matt Striker says Henry has impressed the WWE Universe with his feats of strength. He’s already pulled one tractor-trailer. Now he’s going to attempt to make history and pull two tractor-trailers at 110,000 pounds across the finish line. Henry says there have been a lot of strong men that have pulled trucks, boats, trolleys, and buses, but there is nobody on God’s green earth that has ever pulled two tractor-trailers. Earlier was just an example. Tonight, this is a demonstration of how he’s going to pull Sheamus like a rag doll. At Extreme Rules, all four corners are going to be touched. Henry begins to pull, but he struggles, and the tractor-trailers don’t move. Henry stops to take a breather.
Striker asks for some comments. Henry says Striker doesn’t think he can do it. The people in the building don’t think he can. It doesn’t matter. Henry screams at Striker to get out of his way. Henry screams at the tractor-trailers before getting in position again. Henry begins to pull, and the tractor-trailers begin to move! Henry drags them across the finish line, and he collapses. EMTs run up to him to check how he’s doing. He’s unhooked from the tractor-trailers before getting to his knees and screaming, “That’s what I do!” Henry gets up, but he’s hunched over. Henry takes a bottle of water and rests on one of the trucks. The crowd gives Henry a nice ovation for what he accomplished.
We’ll take a look at a preview of the Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship, next.
The RAW Rebound is aired, and it shows the John Cena/Ryback promo that kicked off the show. It then shows highlights of the main event that saw Ryback defeat Kane. Ryback then attacked John Cena with a steel chair as he attempted to help Team Hell No fight off The Shield.
Renee Young is backstage with Randy Orton. Young has footage aired of Big Show knocking Orton out on RAW last Monday. Young says Big Show knocked him out on Monday much like he did at WrestleMania. Young asks if he has a message. Orton says he’s not the most trusting type, but he stuck his neck out for Big Show at WrestleMania. Where did that get him? It got him knocked out not once, but twice. If you mess with the Viper, you’re going to get bit. The bigger the prey, the more venomous the bite is. Orton says he has a message for Big Show. At Extreme Rules, there will be no antidote for what he does to the Big Show.
Big Show makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action, next.
Big Show vs. Tensai w/ Brodus Clay and The Funkadactyls
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. The bell rings, and Big Show quickly kicks and punches away at Tensai. Tensai comes back with some punches of his own. Tensai shoulders him in the corner and knees him in the midsection. Tensai head-butts him and punches him back to the corner. Big Show pushes him off and avalanches him. Tensai goes for a Choke Bomb, but Big Show simply delivers the Knockout Punch for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Big Show goes to leave, but he sees Brodus Clay in the ring tending to Tensai. Big Show grabs him, and Brodus fights back. Big Show then hits the ropes and takes him out with a spear. Big Show sets up for another Knockout Punch, but Randy Orton runs down to the ring and takes him out with an RKO!
Kaitlyn is walking backstage looking at her cell phone when AJ bumps into her. AJ calls her “man arms.” AJ asks if she’s texting her mom. Kaitlyn says it’s her secret admirer. AJ asks if she’s ever figured out who the desperate soul is. Kaitlyn says it might be Dolph Ziggler. Maybe he’s tired of little spider monkeys and is ready for a real woman. AJ says real women aren’t supposed to bench press more than their man. Kaitlyn asks if a real woman has soulless eyes and the body of a ten-year old boy. Natalya walks up and asks if there is a problem. AJ says, “Later, gentlemen,” and she walks off. Natalya asks about the secret admirer, but Kaitlyn still doesn’t know who it is. Kaitlyn asks if The Great Khali found anything out. Natalya says she hasn’t. Khali appears with a Rey Mysterio mask on and singing Mysterio’s theme song. Kaitlyn says that Khali doesn’t need to actually wear a disguise to be undercover. Natalya turns around, and Khali has a Cody Rhodes mustache on.
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring for tonight’s main event. He’ll take on Ryback, next.
Chris Jericho vs. Ryback
They stand across the ring from one another, sizing each other up. They lock up, and Ryback powers him down. Jericho quickly gets up and locks up with him, but Ryback powers him down again. Ryback pushes Jericho into the corner, and Jericho slaps him in the face. Jericho punches away at him before sending him into the ropes for a dropkick. Jericho gets the crowd into it before charging Ryback. Ryback drops him onto the apron and punches him off to the floor. Ryback goes outside and kicks him in the head. Ryback punches him and clubs him down. Ryback throws him back into the ring. Jericho kicks him in the chest as he comes back in the ring. Jericho chops the chest before kicking him down. Ryback pushes him off and punches him down. Ryback chokes him with his boot before picking him up by the hair and punching him back down. Ryback puts him in the corner and chops the chest. Ryback applies a chin lock, but Jericho fights up and tries to elbow out. Ryback sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho goes into the ropes and counters a military press. Jericho forearms him to the apron and catches him with a springboard dropkick. Jericho taunts Ryback, who quickly gets on the apron. Ryback then gets off the apron to take a breather.
We come back from the break to see Ryback club Jericho down and stomp away at him. Ryback gets in the referee’s face as he tries to restore order. Ryback stomps him on the midsection a few times before dropping an elbow for a two count. Ryback applies a waistlock, but Jericho won’t give up. Jericho fights up to his feet, and he punches out. Jericho hits the ropes, and Ryback takes him down with a vicious spinebuster for a near fall. Ryback head-butts him before standing over him and talking some trash. Ryback bounces his head off the mat before taunting the crowd. Ryback then applies a neck vice to Jericho. Ryback actually chants, “Goldberg” as a taunt to the crowd. Jericho begins to fight up, and he does get to his feet. Jericho punches out, but Ryback kicks him in the midsection. Ryback clotheslines him in the corner, but he misses a second one.
Jericho hits a shoulder block, but Ryback doesn’t go down. Jericho tries again, but it’s the same result. Jericho goes for it again, but Ryback sends him to the apron. Jericho quickly runs to the top rope and hits a double axe handle, finally taking Ryback down. Jericho kicks away at him before hitting the ropes. Ryback catches him with a powerslam, but he misses a big splash. Jericho hits the Lionsault for a one count. Jericho kicks him in the head a few times. Jericho hits the ropes, and Ryback gets a military press. Jericho gets out of it and goes for a Codebreaker, but Ryback simply holds him up. Ryback slams him down before picking him up for a nasty powerbomb. Ryback taunts the crowd some more.
Ryback stands over Jericho’s broken body. Ryback lifts him up and hits a body slam. Ryback pushes him to the corner and clotheslines him. Ryback hits the ropes, and Jericho dropkicks him in the knees. Jericho takes him down and goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Ryback kicks him off. Jericho runs at him, but Ryback takes him out with a fall-away slam. Ryback hits the meat hook clothesline before signaling for the end. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Jericho slides off and applies the Walls of Jericho! Ryback screams in pain, but he claws his way to the bottom rope for a rope break. Ryback slowly gets to his feet, and Jericho takes him out with a Codebreaker. The impact sends Ryback out of the ring. Jericho goes to get him, but Ryback sends him into the barricade. Ryback lifts Jericho up and sends him crotch-first into the ring post. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: * 3/4
The referee checks on Jericho as he writhes in pain on the outside of the ring. Ryback walks off as the crowd boos him. Jericho gets to his feet and needs the table for support. Ryback quickly comes back and clotheslines him over the commentary table.
Quick Match Results
Kofi Kingston def. Cody Rhodes (non-title)
Dean Ambrose def. Daniel Bryan via DQ
Big Show def. Tensai
Chris Jericho def. Ryback via DQ
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