WWE Smackdown Results
May 17, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video plays which recaps Teddy Long's big announcement for Extreme Rules regarding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Dolph Ziggler's concussion has left him unable to defend his title in the scheduled triple threat ladder match, so Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger will compete in an I Quit Match to determine the number one contender. Also shown is Randy Orton giving Big Show an RKO last week on Smackdown. Orton and Big Show will meet face to face on Miz TV.
Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield welcome us to the show. The Miz is in the ring with the Miz TV decorations up. Miz welcomes the crowd to the return of the most must-see WWE talk show in history. His two guests tonight are bitter rivals who will go one-on-one at Extreme Rules. That show will be memorable, but lets make tonight memorable as well. Miz then introduces Randy Orton and Big Show to the ring.
Miz says they will collide in an Extreme Rules match, which means anything goes. These two have had issues since WrestleMania, which makes this match one of the most anticipated matches at Extreme Rules. Big Show defeated Tensai last week on Friday Night Smackdown, but the Viper struck soon after. Miz then shows a video from last week of Big Show getting an RKO from Orton after his match against Tensai.
Miz asks if Orton leaving Big Show lying in the middle of the ring is a preview of what to expect at Extreme Rules. Big Show says he would expect a weasel like The Miz to make a statement like that. The only reason Randy Orton hit him with an RKO was from behind like the snake in the grass that he is. Orton attacked him at WrestleMania, and he attacked him in his match against Tensai. In an Extreme Rules match, there are no rules. He can use anything he wants to rip Orton apart. He doesn't need weapons like Orton does. He has one hooked to the end of his wrist. In St. Louis, in Orton's hometown, the only thing people will remember is a TKO, not an RKO.
Orton says that was a very interesting and entertaining story. The only thing is the ending is inaccurate. This Sunday, Extreme Rules does take place in St. Louis, his hometown. If Big Show thinks for one second that he's going to let him beat him in his hometown in front of his friends, family, and city, there isn't a chance. The only reason they're at each other's throats is because he made the mistake of trusting Big Show. Orton tells Big Show to trust him that the only thing people will remember from this Sunday at Extreme Rules in his hometown of St. Louis is how the Viper struck down the Giant. If Big Show isn't careful, he just may not get back up.
Jack Swagger's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Zeb Colter. Colter asks to interrupt the therapy session in the ring. They've both got it wrong. He agrees that Sunday night will be memorable, but it won't be because of anything Orton or Big Show do. It's going to be because Jack Swagger is going to make Alberto Del Rio say two words: "I Quit." If he prefers, he can say it in his native tongue: "No Mas." No more sneaking from behind to attack Swagger. People will remember that Sunday was the night that Jack Swagger's America became a reality, and he emerged as the number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. If you listen closely, thousands of real Americans will rise to their feet and say, "We the people!"
Alberto Del Rio's music hits, and he comes out to the ring with Ricardo Rodriguez. He tells Zeb Colter to shut up. Del Rio says everyone is sick and tired of hearing Colter talk. Del Rio wants to make this clear to him and everyone else. The only thing people will remember from Sunday is this: Ricardo Rodriguez says Del Rio's name. Del Rio says he will become the number one contender because he's going to make Jack Swagger say, "I Quit." As for Jumanji-man, Zeb Colter, he'll make sure he goes back to where he came from so he never sneaks into his business again.
Mark Henry's music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage. Henry walks to the ring as he says he hears them all talking about what will be remembered on Sunday. He'll tell them what is going to be remembered. What will be remembered is Mark Henry, the World's Strongest Man, pulling semis. What people will remember is him throwing, dragging, and beating Sheamus like no one has ever beaten him in his life. Henry gets in the ring with the rest of the wrestlers. Henry says what people are going to remember is that he's the strongest man in the world because, "That's what I do!"
Sheamus' music hits, and he comes out to the stage with one hand behind his back. Sheamus says his strap match against Mark Henry will be the most memorable, especially when he leaves Henry's giant carcass battered and bruised. Sheamus then wonders why they should wait until Sunday when they can show a preview of their match right now. Sheamus then charges the ring and starts whipping Henry with a belt he was carrying. Big Show, Swagger, and Colter also bail from the ring.
Teddy Long's music hits, and the Senior Advisor to the Smackdown General Manager comes out to the stage. Long says he's ready for Extreme Rules after seeing what just happened. In the main event, Big Show will team up with Jack Swagger and Mark Henry to take on Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, and Sheamus in a six-man tag team match.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns w/ Dean Ambrose vs. The Uso's
Seth Rollins will start out against Jimmy Uso. Rollins kicks and clubs away at him, but Jimmy turns him in the corner and punches away. Jimmy puts him in his corner and tags in Jey. Jimmy sends Rollins into Jey for a clothesline. Jey stomps his face before sending him into the ropes for a forearm. Rollins knees him before hitting the ropes where Roman Reigns blind tags in. Jey tries to counter Reigns' sneak attack with a hip toss, but Reigns counters into a short-arm clothesline. Reigns stomps away at him in the corner before whipping him to the opposite side. Reigns runs into the boots, and Jey hits a running butt bump to the face. Jimmy runs in and cuts Rollins off as he attempts to interfere. They fight out of the ring. In the ring, Reigns ducks a roundhouse kick, and he spears Jey for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Shield begins to triple-team Jey Uso, but Kofi Kingston runs down to even up the odds. The Shield quickly overwhelms him. They go to give Jey a Triple Powerbomb, but Kingston comes back and scares them off with a chair. The Shield retreats through the crowd.
We'll take a look at Ryback's assault on John Cena from Monday Night RAW, next.
The Miz is in Teddy Long's office. Long says Miz can sure stir the pot, and now they have a great main event. Long welcomes Miz back, and he says that Smackdown has missed him. Miz says the way things broke down out there, it's like he never left. Damien Sandow comes in, and he has a thought. Everyone would be better off if Miz never returned so people could bask in the glory of a host with a sense of taste and direction as opposed to a card-carrying ignoramus whose actions incited a near riot this evening. Sandow has a proposal: The Damien Sandow Show. In his benevolence, he has decided to give Long the first opportunity to produce it. Long says he'll take that into consideration, but tonight he has to show him what he can do in the ring against The Miz. Long says, "You're welcome."
They show John Cena attempting to win the elimination tag team match on RAW only to get attacked by The Shield to prevent them from losing clean. They then gave John Cena a Triple Powerbomb. Ryback then came out, nearly showed compassion, but then came back with a steel chair. Ryback then slammed the chair off Cena's injured Achilles Heel.
Tons of Funk makes their way to the ring with the Funkadactyls. They'll be in action, next.
Tons of Funk vs. The Prime Time Players
Brodus Clay starts off against Darren Young. Brodus quickly punches away at him in the corner before tagging in Tensai. Brodus and Tensai then hit a sidewalk slam/elbow drop combination. Young rolls out of the ring to recover, but Tensai quickly follows and throws him back in the ring. Titus O'Neil then takes Tensai out with a flying forearm off the apron while the referee's back was turned. Young quickly puts Tensai in the ring and kicks him before tagging O'Neil in. O'Neil whips Young into Tensai before hitting a clothesline. O'Neil taunts the crowd with his barking. O'Neil hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner before arguing with the referee and taunting the crowd. O'Neil gets in a three-point stance and goes for an avalanche in the corner, but Tensai sidesteps him.
Brodus and Young are tagged in. Brodus hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a T-bone suplex. Brodus hits an avalanche in the corner before hitting a powerslam. O'Neil breaks up the pinfall. Tensai quickly takes O'Neil out with a big boot. Brodus and Tensai then sandwich Young between them before hitting a double body splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Tons of Funk
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Chris Jericho will take on Antonio Cesaro, next.
Chris Jericho vs. Antonio Cesaro
The bell rings, and the crowd is chanting "Y2J." They circle the ring and lock up. Cesaro powers him to the corner, and he gives a clean break. They lock up again, and Jericho gets a side headlock applied. Cesaro whips him off and takes him down with a shoulder block. Cesaro does his taunt for the crowd. Jericho circles the ring and gets the crowd in it. They lock up, and Jericho gets a side headlock applied. Jericho chops the chest before sending him into the ropes for a dropkick. A video is shown in the corner of Fandango and Summer Rae dancing backstage when she all of a sudden crumbles to the ground. She then gets up, and they start laughing because that's how they fooled Jericho on RAW. In the ring, Jericho sends Cesaro into the ropes again, but Cesaro hangs on and bails out of the ring.
Cesaro takes a breather around ringside until Jericho finally pulls him up to the apron. Cesaro kicks and uppercuts him to the corner before chopping away at the chest. Cesaro sends him to the corner hard, but he runs into Jericho's boot. Jericho hits a missile dropkick and follows up with a low dropkick to the head. Jericho hits the ropes and hits another low dropkick. Cesaro rolls to the apron, and he shoulders Jericho. Cesaro goes to suplex him out of the ring, but Jericho blocks it. They attempt to suplex one another a few times with no success. Jericho kicks him as he attempts to get in. Jericho then knocks him to the floor with a springboard dropkick.
We come back from the break to see Jericho trapped in a chin lock. Jericho fights up and elbows out. Jericho goes for a backslide pin, but he only gets a two count. Cesaro quickly takes him down with a clothesline for a two count. Cesaro then goes right back to the chin lock. Jericho fights up once again, and he backs Cesaro to the corner. Cesaro keeps the hold applied, but Jericho whips him off. Jericho catches him with a pair of shoulder blocks. Cesaro sends him to the apron and turns his back on him. Jericho then hits a double axe handle off the top rope. Jericho charges into a sleeper hold. Jericho counters out with a Walls of Jericho attempt, but Cesaro kicks him off. Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Cesaro gets the knees up. Cesaro then hits a double stomp on Jericho's chest for a near fall. Cesaro mounts Jericho and punches away at him.
Cesaro picks him up by the ears and slaps him in the face. Cesaro sends him to the corner, but Jericho slingshots over him. Jericho catches him with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho pulls himself up and kicks him in the ribs. Jericho chops the chest and goes for a whip, but Cesaro counters it. Cesaro catches Jericho with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Cesaro can't believe it. Cesaro stalks Jericho and reapplies the sleeper hold. Cesaro then goes for the Neutralizer, but Jericho counters into a Walls of Jericho attempt, but Cesaro twists out. Jericho catches him running with a boot to the face. Jericho goes to the top rope and then leaps into a European Uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro slaps and punches Jericho as he's down on the canvas. Cesaro lifts him up for a gutwrench suplex, but Jericho counters into the Walls of Jericho for the win!
Winner by Submission: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Fandango's music hits, and Summer Rae comes out to the stage dancing. Jericho is waiting for Fandango to come out. All of a sudden, Fandango comes into the ring through the crowd, but Jericho is able to catch him. Jericho fights him off, and he catches Cesaro attempting to give him a cheap shot as well. Fandango runs away from the ring as Jericho hits Cesaro with a Codebreaker.
Highlights are shown of Jack Swagger versus Big E. Langston from RAW. The fans chose this match. Swagger won by count-out. Alberto Del Rio attacked Swagger after the match.
Alberto Del Rio will team up with Randy Orton and Sheamus to take on Big Show, Mark Henry, and Jack Swagger in tonight's main event.
Cody Rhodes is on commentary for this match. Rhodes is scouting The Miz for their YouTube match before Extreme Rules.
Damien Sandow vs. The Miz
They circle the ring and lock up. Miz applies a side headlock, and Sandow rolls him off. Miz quickly comes back with a headlock takeover, but Sandow quickly gets to his feet. Sandow backs Miz to the corner and kicks him down. Sandow whips him to the opposite corner, but Miz slingshots over him and clotheslines him down. Miz kicks and punches him before sending him to the corner. Miz runs into a back elbow. Miz then ducks a clothesline and goes for a punch, but Sandow bails out of the ring.
Miz catches him at ringside with a double axe handle off the apron. Miz stares at Rhodes on commentary before throwing Sandow back into the ring. Sandow kicks Miz as he tries to get back in the ring. Sandow stomps away at him before dropping a knee.
Cody Rhodes grabs a microphone, and he orders the crowd to show some respect to Sandow. Sandow hits Miz with a suplex before dropping a knee for a two count. Sandow applies a chin lock, but Miz fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Miz punches at him, but Sandow catches him with a drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Sandow then splashes him against the ropes. Sandow knees away at him before hitting a Russian Leg Sweep. Sandow hits the Cubito Aequet for a two count. Sandow immediately goes back to the chin lock. Miz fights up and elbows out. Miz ducks some punches and comes back with some of his own. Sandow reverses a whip, but Miz hits a clothesline, a knee lift, and a big boot. Miz gets the crowd into it before hitting his patented corner clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope and hits a double axe handle. Miz goes for the Figure Four Leglock, but Rhodes gets off commentary to distract him. Miz knocks him off the apron. Sandow attempts to give him a back suplex, but Miz flips through and catches him with the Figure Four Leglock for the win.
Winner by Submission: The Miz
Match Rating * 1/2
Cody Rhodes thinks about getting in the ring, but he instead helps Damien Sandow to the back.
The big six-man tag team main event match is still to come.
Aksana vs. Kaitlyn
They show a video of Kaitlyn talking with Natalya from earlier in the day when a bouquet of flowers was delivered. Apparently the mystery lover of Kaitlyn is tweeting now.
They lock up, and Kaitlyn takes her down with a waistlock. Kaitlyn hits a snap suplex for a one count. Kaitlyn wrenches the arm, but Aksana comes back with some forearms. Aksana sends her into the ropes, but Kaitlyn takes her down with a shoulder block. Kaitlyn goes for a reverse DDT, but Aksana backs her to the corner. Aksana hits a short-arm clothesline. Aksana catapults her into the ropes, and Kaitlyn falls back on Aksana's knees. Aksana digs her knees into Kaitlyn's back and poses for the crowd. Aksana applies a chin lock, but Kaitlyn fights up. Aksana takes her down and chokes her on the ropes. Aksana hits a Russian Leg Sweep before crawling around the ring and kicking her in the face for a near fall. She covers again for the same results. Aksana applies a chin lock, but Kaitlyn fights up. Kaitlyn hits the ropes, but Aksana big boots her and clubs away at her. Aksana taunts the crowd before applying a torture rack. Kaitlyn gets out and hits a Spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kaitlyn
Match Rating: *
We'll take a look at the face-to-face meeting between Brock Lesnar and Triple H from RAW, next.
A video highlights the feud between Brock Lesnar and Triple H. They then show the entire segment from Monday Night RAW which saw the two men fight inside the Steel Cage as a preview to their match at Extreme Rules.
Ricardo Rodriguez comes out to announce Alberto Del Rio, and he does it in English after Lilian Garcia introduced him in Spanish. Sheamus and Randy Orton are introduced afterward. They'll team up in the main event, next.
Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and Big Show
Alberto Del Rio will start out against Jack Swagger. They circle the ring a few times before locking up. They tussle for position, and Swagger applies a side headlock. Del Rio whips him off, but Swagger takes him down with a shoulder block. Swagger hits the ropes, and Del Rio catches him with a hip toss. Del Rio kicks him in the back for a two count. Del Rio punches him in the corner before backing up. Del Rio then charges at Swagger with an enzuigiri.
Randy Orton tags himself in, and he stomps on Swagger's hands. Orton uppercuts him before doing the classic ten punches in the corner. Orton sends him into the ropes, but Swagger takes him out with a chop block. Swagger DDTs the leg and punches at him. Swagger hits the ropes, and Orton takes him out with a dropkick. Del Rio is tagged back in, and he hits a drop-toe-hold followed by a kick to the face for a near fall. Swagger rolls to the apron, and Del Rio ties him up in the ropes for some kidney shots. Del Rio finishes him off with a backstabber, and Swagger rolls out of the ring. Del Rio then takes him out with a suicide dive. Del Rio puts him back in the ring, and he goes to the top rope. Big Show distracts Del Rio, and Swagger takes him out with a belly-to-belly suplex off the top rope.
Big Show is tagged in, and he hits a body punch before choking him on the second rope. Big Show stands on Del Rio until the referee backs him off. Swagger gets a cheap shot in while the referee is distracted. Big Show chops the chest before tagging Swagger back in. Swagger knees away at Del Rio before tagging in Mark Henry. Henry hits a few head-butts, and he tags Swagger back in. Swagger runs into Del Rio's boots. Del Rio elbows Henry off the apron, and he catches Swagger with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Del Rio goes to tag Sheamus, but Big Show is tagged in, and he cuts Del Rio off with a huge elbow drop. Big Show hits a body slam as a commercial break hits.
We come back from the break to see Del Rio kick Swagger off him. Swagger charges him in the corner, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Swagger hits the ring post shoulder first. Big Show is tagged in, and he stops Del Rio from tagging his partners. Big Show goes for the alley-oop, but Del Rio punches out. Sheamus is tagged in, and he hits some flying forearms. Sheamus powers him to the corner and hits a high knee lift. Sheamus goes to the top rope and leaps over Big Show as he charges. Sheamus runs into a Chokeslam attempt, but he counters into the White Noise! Sheamus sets up in the corner, but Henry distracts him. Sheamus punches him off the apron and goes for the Brogue Kick on Big Show, but it's blocked. Big Show hits the Chokeslam for a near fall!
Swagger is tagged in, and he drops some elbows on Sheamus. Swagger hits a nice body slam followed by a leg drop for a one count. Swagger applies a front face lock. Sheamus fights up, but Swagger knees him in the face. Swagger then charges into a rolling fireman's carry. Henry is tagged in, and he stomps Sheamus before he can tag Orton. Henry punches Sheamus down and clubs away at him while talking trash. Big Show is tagged back in, and Sheamus punches at his midsection. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Big Show runs him over with a shoulder block. Big Show steps on him before viciously chopping his chest. Swagger is tagged in, and he hits a short-arm clothesline. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger steps on him and goes for another Swagger Bomb, but Sheamus catches him with the electric chair drop.
Orton is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline before hitting his patented backbreaker. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a powerslam. Henry then comes in and avalanches Orton. Big Show runs in and pushes Sheamus over the top rope. Del Rio catches Henry with an enzuigiri, and Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick on Big Show on the outside. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock on Del Rio, but Orton takes him out with an RKO for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and Randy Orton
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Alberto Del Rio celebrate with the crowd as Smackdown goes off the air.
Quick Match Results
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns def. The Uso's
Tons of Funk def. The Prime Time Players
Chris Jericho def. Antonio Cesaro via Submission
The Miz def. Damien Sandow via Submission
Kaitlyn def. Aksana (non-title)
Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, and Randy Orton def. Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, and Big Show
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