WWE Smackdown Results
June 7, 2013
Uniondale, New York
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the contract signing from Monday Night RAW between Chris Jericho and Paul Heyman. Jericho called Heyman a jackass. Jericho will compete against CM Punk, a Paul Heyman client, at WWE Payback next Sunday, but tonight he will face another Heyman client in Curtis Axel. They then show Randy Orton accidentally hitting Daniel Bryan during a tag match on RAW, costing them a match against The Shield. Bryan demanded that he wasn't the weak link. Randy Orton and Team Hell No will be guests on Miz TV.
The Miz makes his way to the ring to kick off the show with the Miz TV segment as Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield do the introductions for the show. Miz welcomes the crowd to the most must-see WWE talk show in history. Miz says his guests tonight came within a fraction of a second of being the first team to beat The Shield in a six-man tag team match. However, after that match they had some issues. Miz then introduces Randy Orton, followed by Team Hell No.
Miz thanks them for coming. Miz says The Shield pinned Daniel Bryan last Monday night on RAW. For weeks, Bryan has been harping on the idea that people consider him the weak link of Team Hell No. Bryan says before Miz starts stirring the pot, he has something he'd like to say. The crowd is chanting Bryan's name. Bryan says he's had a lot of time to think since Monday, and he knows that Orton didn't intend to hit him. Orton says he finally figured it out. As for Kane, he's the best partner anyone could ask for. He pushed Kane away when all he was trying to do was help him against the Ryback. Kane asks if this means he's letting go of this weak link garbage. Bryan says he wouldn't call it garbage.
Miz says this is something personal to Bryan. Last Friday night on Smackdown, Bryan single-handedly took out all three members of The Shield. The crowd chants "Yes." Miz asks Bryan if he feels he's getting the respect he deserves. Bryan says, "Sometimes." Miz asks if other times he feels people still look at him as a goat-faced vegan troll. Orton tells Miz to watch what he says to "the kid" because his head is all messed up. Bryan says his head is not messed up. Kane agrees that it is messed up. Bryan asks if it's because he wants people to respect him as well as his partner. Kane says he respects Bryan as well as Orton and everyone in attendance. The crowd cheers. Orton says he tends to respect Bryan less and less the more he whines about being the weak link. Bryan asks if Orton is calling him a whiner.
Kane tells him to let it go. They all want to beat The Shield, and they had them beat last Monday. Bryan says, "Yeah, until I got caught, right?" Kane says he didn't say that. Bryan says the only reason he got caught is because Orton got in his way. Orton says we're right back to where we started in Crazytown. Miz asks how Orton feels about Bryan blaming him for the loss. Kane tells Orton not to answer that, and he tries to get Bryan to leave with him. Bryan tells him to get his hands off him. Kane is his partner, and he's supposed to have his back. Kane screams that he does have Bryan's back, and he always has. Kane says he's getting real tired of Bryan not trusting him. Bryan asks why he should trust him. Bryan asks how many times Kane has left him in the ring with The Shield alone. When people call him the weak link, does Kane come to his defense? Kane says he does, but Bryan says it is half-hearted. The dirty little fact is Kane was forced to team with him. If he had Randy, John Cena, or anybody but him, he'd be out of here in two seconds. Kane looks visibly upset, and he says he's had enough. Kane says Bryan has lost his mind. Kane says Orton is on his own, and he leaves the ring.
Miz does his "really" thing to Bryan. Miz asks if we've seen the breakup of Team Hell No on Miz TV. Bryan says everyone in the WWE Universe is going to blame this on him. Bryan then starts screaming "No!" Teddy Long's music hits, and the special assistant to the General Manager comes out to the stage. Long says Bryan sounds like a man with a lot to prove, and he's out here to give him another chance to prove it. Tonight, he'll be facing the Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield. Since his partner Kane doesn't want anything to do with him right now, he has no choice but to pair him up with Randy Orton. Orton doesn't look happy about that.
Chris Jericho will face Curtis Axel, next.
Chris Jericho makes his entrance to the ring. He'll be facing Paul Heyman's newest client, Curtis Axel.
As Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring, Paul Heyman begins to speak. Heyman says in the three weeks since he has debuted, his newest client has scored victories over not only Triple H, but two consecutive victories over the WWE Champion, John Cena. Axel takes the microphone and says tonight another former World Champion learns what it means to be perfect.
Chris Jericho vs. Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman joins the commentary team. They circle the ring before locking up. Axel applies a side headlock, but Jericho whips him off. Axel takes him down with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. They go back and forth before Jericho takes him out with a dropkick. Jericho hits a forearm and some chops to the chest. Jericho bounces him off the turnbuckle before stomping him down in the corner. Axel blocks a punch, and he sends Jericho into the ropes. Axel lowers his head and eats a kick. Jericho then clotheslines him over the top rope. Jericho takes him out with a baseball slide before slamming his head off the commentary table. Jericho intimidates Heyman before throwing Axel into the ring. Axel kicks him in the head as he comes in the ring before hitting a neckbreaker off the ropes for a two count.
We come back from the break to see Axel chopping Jericho at ringside. Axel throws him into the ring for a two count. During the commercial break, Axel punched him in the back of the head. Axel hits a snapmare before hitting a rolling neck snap for another two count. Axel applies a chin lock. Jericho begins to fight up, and he rolls Axel off him. Jericho ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of shoulder blocks. Axel puts him on the apron, but Jericho quickly runs to the top rope and hits a double axe handle. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Axel kicks him off. Axel runs into a boot, and Jericho hits a face-buster. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but Axel moves. Axel hits his patented neckbreaker for a near fall.
Axel sends him to the corner and charges, but Jericho sidesteps him. Jericho comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a near fall. Jericho kicks him in the head before attempting a clothesline. Axel tries to counter into a backslide pin, but Jericho won't go down. Axel knees away at him before going for a Perfect-Plex, but Jericho fights out. Jericho then takes him down for the Walls of Jericho, and he successfully applies it. Heyman looks miserable on commentary until Axel gets to the bottom rope. Axel crawls to the apron, and Jericho hits him with a springboard dropkick.
Paul Heyman removes his headset and stands on the commentary table. Heyman points to his watch before screaming, "It's clobbering time." Heyman points to the stage, and CM Punk's music hits! The Long Island crowd goes nuts. Jericho stares at the stage, and Axel rolls him up for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Curtis Axel
Match Rating: * 3/4
Heyman hugs Axel at ringside as they laugh at Jericho. Jericho can't believe it as he leaves the ring. Jericho turns while on the ramp to see Axel celebrating in the ring. Jericho thinks about it before charging the ring. Jericho takes him down and punches away at him. Jericho then takes him down with the Codebreaker as Heyman stares a hole through him at ringside. Jericho stares right back as his music hits.
Kane is walking backstage when he sees that Ryback is in his way. Ryback asks if he saw what he did to his "little buddy" on Monday night. Ryback says he bets that Kane would like to put that little puke through a table as well. Kane says Daniel is his partner, no matter how annoying he is sometimes. Ryback put Kofi out and slammed Daniel through a table. Let's see if Ryback can do it to him. Ryback says, "Ryback rules." Kane says he's Tombstoned a priest, set a man on fire, and buried his brother alive. Whatever his rules may be, they sure as hell don't apply to him. Kane walks off.
Coming up next, we'll see Vince and Stephanie McMahon refusing to allow Triple H to compete on RAW.
They air a Wyatt Family video. Michael Cole and JBL talk about that before saying we'll learn more about them later tonight.
The RAW Rebound airs, and it recaps what happened when Stephanie McMahon and her father did not allow Triple H to compete on RAW. Stephanie said Curtis Axel is beneath Triple H, and she's not letting him risk his physical well-being. Triple H left before he could beat him his kid's grandfather on RAW. Triple H will face Curtis Axel next week on RAW.
Lilian Garcia introduces Ricardo Rodriguez in Spanish. Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio to the ring. A replay is shown of Del Rio defeating Big E Langston on RAW. Del Rio will be in action, next.
Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Heath Slater w/ 3MB
Before the bell rings, 3MB beats down Del Rio. Jinder Mahal holds Del Rio up, but Del Rio avoids a big kick from Drew McIntyre. Del Rio throws McIntyre out of the ring before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Slater. Del Rio applies the Cross Arm Breaker, and Slater taps out. The match has not officially started. Del Rio stares down Mahal and McIntyre. Rodriguez jumps on McIntyre's back as Del Rio clotheslines Mahal over the top rope. McIntyre slams Rodriguez off him before charging Del Rio. Del Rio gives him a back body drop over the top rope, and McIntyre hits the ground with a thud! Rodriguez then goes to the top rope, and he hits Mahal and McIntyre with a plancha!
Del Rio and Rodriguez celebrate in the ring until the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler appears on the screen doing a mock clap. Ziggler congratulates him on a great job for someone who isn't him. It may seem like he's stealing Del Rio's spotlight, but that's kind of his thing. He didn't come to the party without a present, and that present is him. He's just been informed that he's been medically cleared to compete, and he'll be showing off right in his face, this Monday on RAW.
Kane will face Ryback, next.
Kane vs. Ryback
Ryback makes his entrance in an ambulance. He'll face John Cena in a Three Stages of Hell match for the WWE Championship. The first fall will be a Lumberjack match. The second will be a Tables match. The third fall will be an Ambulance match.
They immediately lock up, but no one gets an advantage. They lock up again, and Ryback backs Kane to the corner. Ryback shoves him, and Kane uppercuts him. Kane punches away at him, but Ryback gets a side headlock applied. Kane whips him off, but he misses a clothesline. Ryback takes him down with a shoulder block. Kane avoids a leg drop, and he hits a low dropkick for a one count. Ryback knees him in the midsection before lifting him for a military press before dropping him down! Ryback kicks and knees away at him before choking him with his boot. Kane reverses at whip, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Kane just stares at him before grabbing him by the throat. Ryback fights him off before hitting the ropes. Ryback hits a big boot, and he clotheslines him in the corner. Kane sends him to the other corner and hits the same move. Kane follows up with a sidewalk slam for a near fall.
Kane punches him, but Ryback comes back with a whip reversal. Kane counters right back with a diving DDT. Kane then clotheslines him over the top rope. Kane goes outside, and Ryback pulls him into the barricade face first. Ryback slams the back of Kane's head off the barricade a few times before going under the ring for a table. Ryback puts it in the ring before going back to Kane. Kane uppercuts him, and Ryback gets in the ring. Kane goes to the top rope, but Ryback sidesteps the diving lariat. Ryback then takes him down with a spinebuster. Kane pulls himself to his feet and counters the meat hook clothesline with a Chokeslam. Ryback grabs the bottom rope at two and a half. Kane can't believe it.
Kane looks at the table, and he sets it up. Kane grabs him by the throat, but Ryback punches him off. Ryback then powerbombs him through the table! The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Kane
Match Rating: * 1/2
We'll take a look at Ryback's rampage later on. Also coming tonight will be Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan taking on Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in a non-title match.
Damien Sandow is in the ring, which is decorated with a black carpet. It's time for another Damien Sandow Show. Over the last several weeks, he has attempted to engage Sheamus in a series of intellectual challenges. Sheamus has failed every single time. That is because Sheamus is not now nor will he ever be his intellectual equal. That begs the question of who is his intellectual equal. The answer is no one, and Sandow points to people in the crowd saying they aren't. Sandow says of Nassau Community College that he's seen preschools with higher standards. Sandow says the truth stings, but they need to hear it. They're a bunch of checker minds living in a chess world.
That brings him to the only thing on this planet capable to matching up to him intellectually - a supercomputer. Sandow then shows the computer in the ring, which is called Deep Blue. Sandow says hello to it, and it responds to him in a Siri-like voice. Deep Blue is the supercomputer that defeated a chess master. This computer knows no equal. Deep Blue says, "You are too kind, Damien." Sandow screams at it for silence. Sandow is going to challenge and defeat Deep Blue. They may take some time, but since they're intellectually starved, they will sit back in silence and watch and hopefully learn. Sandow says Bobby Fischer was a chess champion at age fifteen, and he was a chess champion at age eight. Sandow makes a move, and the computer says it was a nice move. Sandow screams, "Of course it was!"
Sheamus' music hits, and he says this is the most impressive challenge yet. Sheamus says Sandow is just a couple of moves away from defeating a supercomputer in chess. Sandow says that's a good observation. Sheamus says he's been doing these challenges for weeks, and tonight he's going to bring a challenge to Sandow. Sheamus says he bets he can beat the supercomputer in one move. Sandow reminds him that he's on television and not to embarrass himself. For the last two weeks, he's embarrassed himself. Sheamus says Sandow should be embarrassed. Sheamus says he can do it in one move, and Sandow says it's Sheamus' reputation.
Sheamus stares at the screen, and Sandow says it's like watching an orangutan try to solve a crossword puzzle. Sheamus thinks for a bit. Sandow says Sheamus is the Irish Einstein and to get it rolling. Sheamus thanks him for reminding him how to defeat the computer in one move. Sheamus then gives Deep Blue a Brogue Kick. Sandow sadly stands over the broken supercomputer.
Sheamus challenges him to a fight, and Sandow punches him in the face. Sandow punches away at Sheamus before driving him into the table the computer was set up on. Sandow slams him head first against the table a few times. Sandow kicks him in the face before screaming, "You're welcome!"
Backstage, Randy Orton finds Daniel Bryan in his locker room. Orton asks if Bryan knew Kane had to go to the trainer's room after being put through the table. Bryan says he didn't ask Kane to defend him. Orton asks Bryan for a favor. He tells Bryan to put his personal problems to the side and just beat The Shield. Bryan says he has no problems. Tonight is the night he takes out The Shield. Bryan warns him to stay out of his way. Orton says they need to get something straight. He isn't Kane. They may be partners tonight, but he doesn't like partners, and he doesn't like Bryan.
Another Wyatt Family video airs.
The Miz is on commentary for the next match. Miz says the Wyatt Family isn’t like the friendly Duck Dynasty guys. They're freaks, and he's interested in what they'll do in WWE.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Zack Ryder
The Miz will compete against Fandango and Wade Barrett for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WWE Payback next Sunday.
They circle the ring, and Fandango kicks and punches him down. Fandango sends him into the ropes and hits a rolling wheel kick. Fandango knees him in the head a few times before uppercutting him down. Fandango points at The Miz, and he takes exception to that. Fandango sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ryder takes him down with a face-buster before hitting a missile dropkick. Ryder hits the Broski Boot for a near fall. Fandango gives him a back elbow, but Ryder comes right back with a spinning clothesline. Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder, but Fandango counters into a powerbomb. Fandango looks at Miz before going to the top rope. Fandango dances on the top rope before hitting a diving leg drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Fandango grabs a microphone, and he teaches the world one more time how to properly pronounce his name. Fandango then dances around with Summer Rae.
We'll take a look at Ryback's rampage, next.
A video highlights all the destruction Ryback has caused. They show Ryback giving Bryan a powerbomb through a table, taking out Kofi Kingston, and putting John Cena through a table and the Extreme Rules set.
Natalya is walking backstage when she bumps into Kaitlyn. Natalya begins to talk, and she cuts her off. Kaitlyn says she's going to meet her secret admirer on RAW. Natalya says that's quite a big step. Kaitlyn doesn't think Natalya is excited for her. Natalya says she is excited, but it's a big step. The guy could be a big creep. Kaitlyn says if the guy was a big creep, he wouldn't be texting her. He'd be texting Natalya.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way to the ring through the crowd. Dean Ambrose follows them halfway before giving them a pep talk and leaving. Rollins and Reigns will be in action against Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, next.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan will start against Seth Rollins. Bryan ducks a clothesline and punches away at him. Bryan applies a side headlock, but Rollins whips him off. Rollins goes for a leapfrog, but Bryan dropkicks him. Bryan kicks away at him before getting in position for a Mexican surfboard stretch. Bryan rips at Rollins' mouth before stomping on his knees. Bryan kicks him in the chest before twisting the arm. Bryan hits an arm breaker before taking him down for a stretch. Bryan bends him in an awkward way for a two count. Bryan applies a hammerlock, but Rollins elbows out. Rollins hits the ropes, and Bryan takes him down with a dropkick for a one count. Rollins drives him into his corner, and Roman Reigns tags in.
Reigns punches away at Bryan before choking him with his boot. Rollins gets a cheap shot in with a kick to the head. Reigns hits a head-butt before tagging Rollins back in. Rollins kicks away at him before tagging Reigns in again. Reigns whips Rollins into Bryan for a corner clothesline. Rollins then whips Bryan into Reigns for a clothesline and a near fall. Reigns applies a side headlock, but Bryan punches him off. Reigns knees him before kicking him down in the corner. Reigns backs up, and he runs into a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle.
Randy Orton and Seth Rollins are tagged in. Orton hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a powerslam. Orton knocks Reigns off the apron before hitting Rollins with a hanging DDT. Orton gets the crowd into it before dropping down for an RKO. Reigns pulls Rollins out of the ring before anything can be done.
We come back from the break to see Rollins and Reigns execute a wishbone split on Orton. Reigns chokes Orton on the ropes and releases before getting disqualified. Reigns dropped Orton with a massive forearm during the break. Rollins got a cheap shot on Orton, and Reigns picked up a near fall. Reigns applies a chin lock, but Orton fights up. Orton executes a big back suplex on Reigns. Rollins is tagged in before Orton can tag Bryan. Rollins punches him before dragging him away from the corner and kicking him a few times. Reigns is tagged in, and he beats on Orton for a few moments before tagging Rollins back in. They send Orton to the corner. Reigns whips Rollins into Orton, but Orton gets the boots up. Orton sends Reigns into the ring post shoulder first, and he takes Rollins down with a clothesline.
Bryan is tagged in, and he hits a double missile dropkick on Reigns and Rollins. Bryan takes turns kicking both of them in the chest. Bryan kicks Reigns in the head before doing it to Rollins for a near fall. Bryan puts Rollins in the corner and kicks him down. Rollins reverses a whip to the corner, but Bryan back flips over him. Bryan hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and turns Rollins inside out with a German Suplex! Bryan then takes both Rollins and Reigns out with a suicide dive! Bryan puts Rollins in the ring, and he goes to the top rope. Bryan hits the Flying Goat, but Reigns breaks it up at the last moment. Orton runs in and gives Reigns an RKO! Rollins shoulder Orton in the corner. Bryan charges to help, but Rollins moves, and Bryan connects on Orton with a running dropkick! Bryan counters a Rollins rollup into a No! Lock. All of a sudden, Dean Ambrose runs in through the crowd, beating up Bryan.
Winners by Disqualification: Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Ambrose kicks away at Bryan before standing him up. Rollins runs into Bryan's boot, and Bryan elbows Ambrose out of the ring. Bryan then catches Rollins with a huge back body drop over the top rope! Bryan begins to celebrate, but Orton turns him around and gives him an RKO! Randy Orton stands over Daniel Bryan as the Long Island crowd isn't sure how to react.
Quick Match Results
Curtis Axel def. Chris Jericho
Kane def. Ryback via DQ
Fandango def. Zack Ryder
Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan def. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns via DQ (non-title)
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