WWE Smackdown Results
June 28, 2013
Columbia, South Carolina
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown introduction video kicks off the show, and the arena is lit up with some pyrotechnics. Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield welcome us to the show. Tonight's main event will see Randy Orton take on Kane. A piñata is also seen high above the ring. There will be a party for Alberto Del Rio later on. It's called "Fiesta Del Rio."
There is a pair of beer taps and bar stools decorated around ringside. The show will kick off with a Dublin Street Fight.
Dublin Street Fight
Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
Before the match begins, Damien Sandow tells of how South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union in 1860. Sandow suggests they do so again. Sandow says it's like a third world country. "Y'all" is not a word. It is pronounced "you all," as in "You all are a bunch of ignoramuses." Once he defeats the ignoramus in the ring, they will rename the match after the man who dominated it. "Behold the Sandow Street Fight. You're welcome!"
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all-time, is the official for this match. They circle the ring, and Sandow quickly unloads with some punches and kicks. Sandow grabs a green kendo stick, and Sheamus shoves him to the corner. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Sandow hits him with the stick. He then clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Sandow goes outside to retrieve him, and Sheamus clotheslines him down. Sheamus sends him head over heels into the barricade, and he bounces him off one of the beer taps. Sheamus then pulls him against the bar, and he clubs away at Sandow's chest. Sheamus goes to clothesline him on the floor, but Sandow blocks it. Sandow then hits a scary looking dropkick on the floor. Sandow sends him into the ring post before sending him into one of the beer taps, knocking it over. Sheamus blocks a throw into the same beer tap, and he bounces Sandow off it. Sheamus then takes the beer keg out of it, and he throws it at Sandow.
Sheamus goes under the ring, and he pulls out a sack of Irish potatoes. Sheamus hits him in the midsection with the sack before pouring the potatoes all over him. Sheamus takes a bite of the potato and spits it in Sandow's face. Sheamus climbs the ring steps to put him back in the ring, but Sandow pulls him off the steps. Sheamus hits the steps face first. Sandow punches away at him before grabbing a green bar stool and hitting him with it.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus punching Sandow. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Sandow takes him down with a back elbow. Sandow kicks away at him before leaving the ring to grab a pair of steel chairs, some green kendo sticks, and a broom. Sandow wedges the steel chair in the corner, and he turns around to see Sheamus hit him in the face with a green bar stool. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse for a near fall.
Sheamus hits a pair of Irish hammers before tackling him in the corner, knocking the wedged chair out of the ring. Sheamus hits a high knee and goes for White Noise, but Sandow slides off and leaves the ring. Sheamus follows him out, and he hits Sandow with a rolling fireman's carry on the floor! Sheamus puts him in the ring and goes to the top rope for a battering ram. That gives Sheamus a near fall. Sheamus grabs a green kendo stick, and Sandow hits a desperation shot with a chair to the face for a near fall. Sandow grabs a steel chair, opens it up, and sets it down with the legs up. Sandow drops Sheamus face first on the chair legs. Sandow quickly hits the Terminus for a near fall! Sandow cannot believe it.
Sandow grabs the green kendo stick, and he hits Sheamus with it nearly ten times. Sheamus is down, and Sandow picks up a near fall. Sheamus' back is covered in welts. Sheamus grabs a steel chair, and he throws it in Sandow's face. Sheamus picks the chair up and throws it out of the ring. Sheamus grabs the kendo stick, and he hits Sandow with it ten times. Sheamus backs up for a big shot and a near fall. Sheamus sets two chairs up side by side in the middle of the ring. Sheamus goes to give him White Noise through them, but Sandow elbows out. Sandow sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Sheamus hits him with the kendo stick, and he sits in the two chairs. Sheamus then Brogue Kicks him out of the chairs for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: ** 1/4
They show some highlights from the great match between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan on RAW. Bryan beat Orton by submission, and they shook hands after the match.
Kane is backstage when Daniel Bryan walks up to him whistling. Kane says if Bryan is here to brag about his victory on Monday, then he doesn't want to hear it. Kane does congratulate him on the victory, though. It was a great match and an upset. Bryan asks what he means by "upset." Bryan says the only "upset" is that he didn't get the job done the first time. Kane yells at him to leave because he has a match against Randy Orton and Bryan is stressing him out. Bryan says he'll chalk up that little outburst to nerves. Bryan didn't need Kane's help on RAW, but if Kane needs his help, he'll be on commentary just in case. Bryan then gives Kane a hug, which is not reciprocated. Bryan leaves, and Kane growls at him.
Paul Heyman will be on Miz TV, next.
The RAW Rebound airs, and it highlights the CM Punk/Paul Heyman talk in the ring. Heyman swore on his children that he did not know that Brock Lesnar would be at RAW last week. Punk picked a fight with Lesnar by insinuating that he needed Heyman's help to win. They hugged in the ring at the end.
The Miz TV set is in the ring, along with the man whom the show is named after. Paul Heyman is seated in a chair in the ring as well. Miz welcomes the crowd to the most must see talk show in WWE history. His guest is at the heart of the CM Punk/Brock Lesnar controversy. He's one of the most controversial figures in sports entertainment history. Miz welcomes Paul Heyman to the show. Miz says he's known Heyman for years, and he always has an answer for everything. Miz is curious. Heyman said that he wanted CM Punk and Brock Lesnar as a tag team, but against who? Heyman stands up, and he says that he's not here to talk about his personal life. Miz asks if Renee Young wanted to talk about her personal life last week when Heyman drudged up her past. Miz asks if Heyman wants to try to bully him like he bullied Young.
Heyman gets a little nervous and begins to stutter a bit. Heyman says he's just an advocate. Miz is a former WWE Champion and Intercontinental Champion. How could he as an advocate bully an athlete? Heyman calls him "sir." Heyman says he has nothing but respect for him. Heyman does know someone who does have the ability to bully Miz. Heyman then introduces the WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, Curtis Axel.
Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring. Heyman looks very satisfied with himself in the ring. Heyman introduces Miz and Axel. Miz says he thought they were going to have a one-on-one interview, but Heyman fooled him. That's just like how Heyman fooled everyone else in making them believe that he had nothing to do with Brock Lesnar attacking CM Punk. Half the people believe him, but the other half, including Miz himself, think Heyman is lying. Miz says that's not his problem. His problem is that Axel is on his set uninvited. Heyman says, "Au contraire, sir." He invited Axel. Axel is a guest of Heyman's who is a guest on Miz' show. Heyman wonders if Miz is too intimidated to ask him any more questions. Miz says Heyman is like the walking version of Star Wars. He talks like Yoda, smells like Chewbacca, and looks like Jabba The Hutt. That makes Axel the WWE version of Luke Skywalker. Miz then says to Axel, "Luke, you're not your father."
Heyman wonders if there was a question in that. Miz has a question for Curtis Axel. Miz asks what happens when Axel doesn't fit the Paul Heyman picture, especially when he loses his Intercontinental Championship to him. Heyman says Axel doesn't have to answer that. Axel wants to answer it. Axel asks if Miz really thinks he can take the title from him. He says he's very possessive of the Intercontinental Championship, and he takes the threats very personally. Miz says they should get really personal. Miz says Axel should defend his title right here and now.
Heyman says his clients don't fight for free. The Intercontinental Champion does not defend the title on an impromptu basis. Axel got to the top this fast by not taking shortcuts like Miz did. He didn't come to the WWE off a reality show. He also didn't come up with "schmucky" catchphrases. Heyman imitates Miz' awesome catchphrase, but Miz cuts him off by saying that Axel will lose the Intercontinental Championship to him because he's the Miz, and he's awesome. Axel quickly kicks him in the midsection and hits him with a modified neckbreaker. Axel talks some trash before leaving the ring with Heyman.
Christian and The Usos will take on The Shield in a six-man tag team match. There will also be a Fiesta Del Rio, celebrating Alberto Del Rio.
AJ Lee is skipping backstage with her championship. Big E Langston is in tow. She'll be in action, next.
AJ Lee w/ Big E Langston vs. Natalya
They show a replay of AJ dressed as Kaitlyn on RAW and making fun of her.
Before the match begins, AJ's music hits, and Kaitlyn comes out to the stage dressed as her. Kaitlyn rattles off the names of Daniel Bryan, CM Punk, Kane, John Cena, and Dolph Ziggler. AJ knows her way around the dating game. It's also recently been brought to her attention that AJ dated the WWE timekeeper, Mark Yeaton. Yeaton is at ringside, and he can't believe it. There are also some rumors circulating that AJ has had some very thorough physical evaluations, Dr. Sampson. Sampson shakes his head. AJ flips out. Kaitlyn says she's also heard that AJ was recently involved with South Carolina's very own Lilian Garcia. The announcers like that one.
The bell rings, and Natalya takes her down with a headlock. AJ grapevines the head, but Natalya kips up out of it. Natalya kicks her and hits a snap suplex. Natalya goes for a powerslam, but AJ slides off and slams her down. Kaitlyn begins to skip around the ring, and AJ screams that Kaitlyn is not funny. Natalya then rolls AJ up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
Match Rating: 1/4 *
AJ argues with the referee, and then she turns into a spear from Kaitlyn! Kaitlyn celebrates in the ring as Big E pulls AJ out and carries her out of the arena over his shoulder.
Randy Orton will take on Kane later tonight.
A video for the Wyatt Family airs.
Teddy Long is talking to someone on the phone when Vince McMahon walks into the office. McMahon says he's here to give his support to Long. He's just wondering because RAW announced the All-Stars Money in the Bank Ladder Match, what is Smackdown going to do? Long says he could have easily done what Vickie Guerrero did on RAW and announced all the top WWE stars in one fell swoop. Long is thinking about the future of the company, and he's thinking outside the box. Between Long and McMahon, this is something Booker T has never done. He wants to give an opportunity to a future player. These are the superstars he has chosen: Wade Barrett, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, Fandango, Dean Ambrose, Cody Rhodes, and Damien Sandow. McMahon likes it. It's something Booker, Vickie, and he never would have thought of. McMahon then tries to help him pronounce Fandango's name.
Daniel Bryan's music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. He'll be on commentary for the next match. Kane will take on Randy Orton, next.
Kane vs. Randy Orton
They circle the ring and lock up. Kane quickly applies a waistlock before turning to a side headlock. Orton pulls on his hair and applies a side headlock of his own. Kane whips him off and takes him down with a shoulder block. Kane talks a little trash and pushes Orton. Orton punches away at Kane before hitting a corner clothesline. Orton gets pumped up before hitting a second corner clothesline. Kane then immediately takes him down with a stiff uppercut. Kane picks him up and hits him with a second uppercut. Kane hits a snapmare before hitting a low dropkick to the face for a near fall. Kane sends him to the corner and hits a corner clothesline. Kane whips him to the opposite corner and charges into a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Kane reverses a whip to the corner and hits a powerslam for a near fall.
Kane goes to the top rope and flies through the air for his trademark lariat, but Orton punches him in the midsection. Orton hits the Garvin Stomps before dropping a knee for a one count. Orton sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and takes a DDT. Both men are down as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Kane turn Orton inside out with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Kane talks a little trash as he applies a nerve hold to the trapezius muscle. Bryan gets on top of the commentary table and gets the "Yes" chant started. Orton fights out of the hold, but Kane punches him. Orton then reverses a whip and hits his patented backbreaker. Bryan starts a "No" chant at ringside.
Kane gets to his feet and goes for a powerslam, but Orton slides off and applies a Thesz Press followed by some right hands. Orton kicks him before running into a big boot. Kane covers for a near fall. Kane sends him to the ropes, but Orton ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own, but Kane doesn't go down. Orton immediately follows up with a dropkick that takes him down for a near fall. Kane reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Orton then runs into a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane goes to the top rope, but Orton cuts him off with a right hand. Orton punches away at him before going for a superplex. Kane fights him off and hits his trademark flying lariat. Kane looks at the crowd before signaling for the Chokeslam. Orton pulls himself up, and he hits Kane with a back elbow. Orton ducks a clothesline and hits a powerslam for a near fall.
Orton goes for a hanging DDT, but Kane gets out of it. Kane goes for a Chokeslam, but Orton punches out of it. Kane then counters out of an RKO attempt, and he runs into Orton's boot. Orton sits on the top rope and clubs away at Kane's chest. Kane gets away and uppercuts him off the top rope to the outside. Kane goes outside and throws him back in the ring. Orton then catches Kane with a kick and a hanging DDT. Kane falls to the outside, and Bryan is worried on commentary that Kane needs his help. Kane pulls himself up, and Bryan throws Kane into the ring, apparently trying to help. Orton immediately hits Kane with an RKO for the win. Bryan is trying to contain his laughter as the bell rings.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Match Rating: **
Bryan mouths to Kane that he's sorry. Kane doesn't look very happy in the ring at the moment.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez will host a Fiesta Del Rio later tonight.
Ryback is seen walking backstage. He'll be in action, next.
Justin Gabriel vs. Ryback
They circle the ring, and Ryback avoids some kicks. Ryback presses him against the ropes and talks some trash. Gabriel punches and kicks at him before having a whip reversed. Ryback kicks him down. Ryback shoulder blocks him in the spine before going for a powerslam. Gabriel slides off and kicks him, but Ryback pushes him into the ropes. Gabriel hangs on and connects with a back elbow. Gabriel sidesteps a big boot, and Ryback gets his leg hung up on the top rope. Gabriel kicks away at the leg before Ryback throws him over the top rope. Gabriel lands on the apron and goes for a sunset flip, but Ryback doesn't go down. Ryback grabs him by the head, but Gabriel punches him off. Gabriel takes him down to the knees with some kicks, and he dropkicks him in the face. Gabriel lunges at him in the corner, but Ryback catches him with Shell Shocked for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Chris Jericho's music immediately hits, and he comes out to the stage. Jericho disingenuously acts like he's concerned about Ryback's leg. Jericho says ever since Vickie put together the Ryback versus Y2J match at Money in the Bank, all he's heard is about how bad of a man Ryback is. He's a killer and a destroyer. Jericho also knows that he's a whiner, a bitcher, a moaner, a complainer, a butcher, a baker, and a giant excuse-maker. Jericho says with the amount of sobbing Ryback does, his name should be changed to "Cryback." Jericho gets the crowd chanting "Cryback." Ryback looks upset. Jericho says if Ryback wants to sit there and cry, he'll give him something to cry about.
Ryback gets in the ring, and Jericho charges the ring. They fight, but Jericho quickly starts working on the knee. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Ryback escapes from the ring. Ryback screams that he's injured. The crowd chants "Cryback" as he backs up the ramp.
Christian and The Usos will take on The Shield, next.
Another video promoting the debut of the Wyatt Family airs.
The Shield vs. Christian and The Usos
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee, is back for another match. Roman Reigns will start out against Jimmy Uso. They lock up and tussle for position. They eventually fall out of the ring. All six members meet outside and talk a little trash as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Dean Ambrose kicking away at one of the Usos. Ambrose punches away at him before tagging Reigns back in. It's Jey Uso. Reigns knees him in the face and kicks away at him. Reigns hits a big body slam for a near fall. Reigns applies a front face lock, but Jey fights up. Reigns keeps him away from the corner and throws him down. Reigns then punches Jimmy off the apron and talks some trash to Christian. Reigns then walks into a flapjack into the corner.
Christian and Ambrose are tagged in. Christian punches away at him before having a whip reversed. Christian comes right back with a back elbow. Christian scares Seth Rollins off the apron before hitting a flying back elbow to Ambrose. Ambrose kicks him, but Christian counters the body slam attempt into a reverse DDT. Christian sets up for a spear, but Rollins sweeps the feet. Christian hits a drop-toe-hold on Ambrose into the ropes, slingshots to the outside, hits Rollins with a big back body drop on the floor, and uppercuts Ambrose. Christian goes to the top rope and hits a cross-body block, but Ambrose rolls through for a near fall. Ambrose clotheslines him down and punches away at him. Ambrose puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Christian comes back with a punch and a tornado DDT, but Reigns breaks up the pin.
Reigns takes Christian by the head and throws him over the top rope. Reigns misses a clothesline on Jimmy Uso, and he gets kicked in the midsection. Jimmy then takes him over the top rope with a flying cross-body. Jey Uso then takes him out with a flying shoulder block off the apron. Rollins then takes both the Usos out with a beautiful flying senton over the top rope! Ambrose looks at the carnage at ringside before turning into a spear from Christian! Christian pins him for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Christian and The Usos
Match Rating: **
The Shield cannot believe what just happened as Christian and The Usos celebrate going up the ramp.
Fiesta Del Rio will happen, next.
The ring is decorated with a red carpet and some red, white, and green balloons are attached to the ring posts. In the ring is a table with some Mexican treats and a mariachi band. A piñata with Dolph Ziggler's face is above the ring. Ricardo Rodriguez is in the ring. Rodriguez goes to do the introduction, but he's not happy that the crowd isn't that energized for it. He mocks the South Carolina accent before going back to "real language." Rodriguez then completes the introduction for Alberto Del Rio, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Alberto Del Rio comes out to the ring with his championship. The crowd boos him as he walks down to the ring. Del Rio gets in the ring, and he looks impressed with the decorations. Del Rio welcomes the crowd to Fiesta Del Rio. Tonight, we celebrate his victory over Dolph Ziggler and him regaining his World Heavyweight Championship. They also celebrate that he is a four-time World Champion. Del Rio says not enough people understood who he really was from the beginning, so he asked WWE to turn on the closed captioning. He's going to do things his way. Not the fans' way - his way. Tonight, he's only going to speak Spanish.
The crowd chants USA. Del Rio knew this was going to happen. Del Rio then begins to talk in Spanish, but there are no subtitles. Del Rio says something along the lines of Dolph Ziggler couldn't get it done at Payback, and he will not regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Money in the Bank. The crowd overwhelms him with USA chants. Del Rio laughs, and he continues on.
Del Rio says he's had enough with the finger pointing. This is supposed to be fun. It's his celebration. Del Rio says it's time to begin the games. It's time for the piñata. Del Rio takes a stick, and he hits the piñata with Ziggler's face on it in the head. Del Rio says he wants the people to understand why he just did that. He bashed that piñata open like he did to Ziggler's brains at Payback. He'll do the same at Money in the Bank just to remain our World Heavyweight Champion. The crowd boos as he holds the title up.
Del Rio says Dolph Ziggler promised to ruin the Fiesta Del Rio, but where is he? Del Rio says if he had the cajones, he should come out and face him.
Ziggler's music hits, and he comes out to the stage. The mariachi band bails from the ring. Ziggler slowly takes off his watch and jacket. Ziggler slowly comes to the ring before charging into it. Ziggler ducks Del Rio's swinging stick, and he takes him down. Ziggler punches away at him before throwing Rodriguez over the top rope. Del Rio quickly kicks him in the midsection before punching away at him. Del Rio sends him into the table, and a dish of salsa flies into the front row. Ziggler kicks away at him before catching Rodriguez on the top rope. Ziggler slams him through the table before connecting with a Zig-Zag on Del Rio!
Ziggler takes off his shirt before talking a little trash to Del Rio. Ziggler grabs a guitar and swings, but Del Rio escapes the ring. Ziggler then turns around and sees Rodriguez fighting back up. Ziggler cracks him over the head with the guitar and holds the championship up. Ziggler then stands with the mariachi band as they sing and play for him. Balloons fall from the ceiling as Smackdown comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Sheamus def. Damien Sandow in a Dublin Street Fight
Natalya def. AJ Lee (non-title)
Randy Orton def. Kane
Ryback def. Justin Gabriel
Christian and The Usos def. The Shield
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