WWE Smackdown Results
September 13, 2013
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown video plays, and we're brought into the arena as Michael Cole welcomes us to the show alongside JBL. Tonight, Edge will host The Cutting Edge with special guests WWE Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan.
The Big Show's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a nice reception. Cole announces that Triple H told him in an interview earlier in the day that Big Show will be punished for his actions on Monday Night RAW tonight.
Big Show grabs a microphone, and he's holding a piece of paper in his hand. Big Show reads, "I come out here tonight to humbly apologize for my abhorrent behavior on Monday Night RAW. I apologize to Triple H for not doing the simple job I was asked to do on Monday night. I apologize to the other superstars for setting a poor example as a locker room leader. Most of all, I apologize to the entire WWE Universe for just simply letting you down." Big Show looks angry at the end of the prewritten apology.
Triple H's music hits, and Big Show looks even more infuriated. Triple H welcomes the crowd to Friday Night Smackdown. Triple H thanks Big Show for his apology. He doesn't think it was very sincere, but it was an apology nonetheless. Triple H wants him to understand that he's not trying to pick on him. He wants Big Show to be a businessman. Big Show is a leader of the roster. Like Booker T said, he just needs Big Show to be professional. Triple H says in any business if the COO of the company asks you to do something and you refuse, it is grounds for dismissal. Triple H begins to say that he has no choice, but Big Show tells him not to do this. Triple H says he's not going to fire him, but he is going to suspend him for the night without pay. That may not seem like a big deal to most, but for Big Show a night without pay really stings because he's broke. Triple H tells him to get going.
Big Show goes to leave the ring, but The Shield's music hits. They make their way to the ring through the crowd. Big Show waits in the ring for them. They surround Big Show and viciously start triple-teaming him. Big Show soon pushes them all off him and begins to fight back. Big Show gets the advantage for a bit, but they soon take him down again. Dean Ambrose then dropkicks Big Show out of the ring.
Big Show gets on the commentary table as The Shield stands in front of him. Seth Rollins clips him in the knee, and Roman Reigns cracks him in the back with a chair. Big Show soon punches the chair back into Reigns' face before knocking Rollins off the table. Big Show tosses Ambrose before leaping off the table for a spear on Reigns!
Big Show throws Reigns into the ring as the crowd chants his name. Big Show goes for a double chokeslam on Ambrose and Reigns, but he lets them go to swat Rollins out of the air. Big Show goes to give Rollins a Knockout Punch, but Reigns comes up from behind and viciously beats him down with the chair! Reigns screams at Big Show to stay down as he hits him with the chair one more time. Ambrose screams that they didn't want to do that. They then give Big Show the Triple Powerbomb. They stand over Big Show as their music plays.
Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman will have an interview with Michael Cole later tonight.
WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is skipping her way down to the ring. She'll be on commentary for the next match.
Layla, Aksana, and Alicia Fox vs. Natalya, Naomi, and Brie Bella
Brie Bella will start the match against Aksana. They circle the ring, and Bella kicks her down. Aksana slaps her, but Bella knees her down and slams her on her face. Brie talks some trash to AJ before Alicia slaps her. Bella brings her into the ring the hard way, and a brawl breaks out with all six members. The action clears, and Bella hits a face-buster on Aksana. Aksana pushes her away and tags in Alicia Fox. Naomi is tagged in as well.
Naomi takes her down with a hurricanrana before hitting the Rear View. Alicia immediately takes her down with a clothesline for a two count. Alicia applies a front face lock, but Naomi gets out with a back body drop. Aksana and Natalya are tagged in. Natalya hits a discus clothesline before going for the Sharpshooter. AJ quickly runs in the ring, and the bell is called for.
Winners by Disqualification: Natalya, Naomi, and Brie Bella
Match Rating: *
Naomi, Brie, and Natalya surround AJ. Natalya says she's not a champion. Natalya slaps her, and Brie hits the X-Factor. Naomi follows up with a jumping calf kick. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter, but Layla, Aksana, and Alicia Fox pull AJ out of the ring.
Dolph Ziggler will take on Dean Ambrose later tonight.
Vickie Guerrero is seen walking backstage. She has an announcement, and she'll give it next.
Lilian Garcia asks the crowd to welcome Vickie Guerrero, who is already in the ring. EXCUSE ME! Vickie says it's time for "Dancing With The WWE Superstars." R-Truth is the first contestant. The next one is Fandango. He comes out to the ring dancing with Summer Rae.
Vickie asks if they're ready, but The Miz interrupts her. The Miz comes out to a nice reception wearing a fake afro and doing some really bad dancing. Miz says you can't have a "Dancing With The WWE Superstars" without the most must-see WWE superstar of all-time. Tonight, he's not The Miz. He's "Mizco Inferno." Miz then takes a sparkling pink jacket from an audience member. Vickie is angry with him for interrupting, but she says he'll be in the competition.
The Great Khali's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Khali gets in the ring, and he says he wants to dance. Vickie says, "The more the merrier."
R-Truth is first, and he does some break dance moves. Fandango is up next, and the crowd is already booing. He then does some ballroom dancing with Summer Rae. The Miz is next, and he does some twerking. I wish I never had to write a sentence like that. The Great Khali is the last one up, and he just does some sidesteps while raising his arms.
Vickie says it's time for the WWE Universe to vote. Their applause will determine the winner. Vickie calls out their names. The Miz gets the biggest reception, and he is declared the winner.
Fandango says the three of them are a disgrace to the art of dance. He goes for a cheap shot, but Miz and R-Truth take care of him with a double back body drop. Miz then throws him out of the ring. Miz and R-Truth dance as the segment ends.
The Cutting Edge returns with special guests WWE Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan.
A video airs for the debut of Los Matadores. They are coming soon.
Ryback is the newest member of the Smackdown broadcast team. He's backstage for an interview. Ryback says he's multitalented. Many people don't know that he's a concert pianist nor do they know his linguistic skills. He happens to be a great interviewer. His guest comes up, and his name is Robert Evans. He's from Ottawa. Ryback says he looks like he's dressed to compete before asking his height and weight. He's 6'4 and 185 pounds. Ryback says he probably has a dream of being a superstar and in the main event. Evans says that is true. Ryback says one day Evans hopes to be in the ring with someone like himself. Ryback says he likes that people have dreams. He also has dreams, and he viciously slaps Evans down. Ryback says his dream is beating the holy hell out of people like Robert Evans. Ryback asks for a comment, and Evans lets out a sound of pain.
Vickie Guerrero is in her office, and Ricardo Rodriguez walks in. Vickie says in the interest of what is best for business, he will not be in Rob Van Dam's corner at Night of Champions. She fears for his safety. Rodriguez tries to plead his case in Spanish. They go back and forth. If Rodriguez wants to be at ringside at Night of Champions, then Rob Van Dam will be in his corner when he takes on Alberto Del Rio tonight. Rodriguez doesn't like that, but Vickie says she's done.
Michael Cole will interview Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman later tonight.
Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring with his WWE World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank contract. He'll be in action, next.
Damien Sandow calls the Canadian fans, "Slack jawed mouth breathers." As the Intellectual Savior and uncrowned World Champion, he is going to defeat Santino Marella and set them all free from the inadequacies of their own self-imposed ignorance. Sandow says, "Eh?" before saying, "You're welcome!"
Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella
They lock up, and Sandow powers him to the corner. Santino threatens the Cobra, and Sandow backs away. Sandow knees him in the midsection before head-butting him down. Sandow stomps away at him before dropping some knees for a two count. Sandow knees away at him some more before hitting a side leg sweep. Sandow hits the Cubito Aequet for a near fall. Sandow applies an abdominal stretch, but Santino counters into a back suplex. Santino hits a hip toss followed by a falling head-butt. Santino takes out the Cobra, but Sandow knocks him down. Sandow sends him to the corner, but he misses a shoulder thrust. Sandow hits the ring post shoulder first. Santino then lets the Cobra strike for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Santino Marella
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Michael Cole will interview Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman, next.
Michael Cole is in the ring. He says CM Punk will be a handicap elimination match at Night of Champions against his guests, Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman. They come out to the ring to jeers from the crowd. Heyman doesn't look happy at all. Axel pats him on the back before they make their way to the ring. Heyman's eyes are bloodshot, and he's still unshaven.
Cole has a video air of the relationship between Paul Heyman and CM Punk. Cole says for 434 days, CM Punk held the WWE Championship, and Heyman was at his side every step of the way. As soon as Punk lost the title, their relationship fractured before blowing apart. Punk guaranteed that he would get his hands on Heyman this Sunday. Cole asks for their plan to not let that happen.
Curtis Axel asks what is wrong with Michael Cole. Can't he see that Heyman is stressed out? All this speculation is tantamount to hyperbole. It's ridiculous. Punk won't get to Heyman this Sunday because Punk can't beat Curtis Axel.
Heyman asks if Cole thinks that he doesn't understand what he's doing. Just because he has a "persecution complex" doesn't mean that he's not being persecuted. He's not a fighter or a man of war. He is an advocate of peace, which is why he comes with great humility. He hereby calls for a public boycott of this Sunday's WWE Night of Champions PPV. Heyman asks if they really need to spend their money to see the destruction of him? Isn't there a college fund for their kids? This is what they'll spend their cash on. If they buy WWE Night of Champions, you're going to see Punk get his hands on him. With all due respect to Curtis Axel, he taught Punk how to turn the system against itself. That means Punk will find a way to get past his client. It's not because he's better than Axel, but it's because Punk was his prodigal son. If you don't boycott WWE Night of Champions, Punk is going to hand him such a beating.
Punk doesn't want to wrestle him. Punk is going to slaughter him to the point where this is the last time you'll ever see him. The crowd cheers that. Heyman wants to state publically that if this is the last time you'll see him, he wants them to know that he'll always love CM Punk. However, he'll never forgive all the fans. Heyman then leaves with Axel as the crowd sings "Kiss Him Goodbye."
They replay the vicious beating The Shield gave to the Big Show earlier tonight.
Alberto Del Rio's music hits. He'll be in action against Ricardo Rodriguez, next.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Ricardo Rodriguez w/ Rob Van Dam
Del Rio immediately begins punching Rodriguez down at the sound of the bell. Del Rio talks trash to RVD before powering him to the corner. Del Rio hits a step-up enzuigiri before stomping him down. Rodriguez does the RVD chant before saying "ADR!" Rodriguez hits him with a dropkick and rolls him up for a two count. Del Rio immediately kicks him in the face before head-butting him. Rodriguez kicks him in the head. Del Rio charges into the boots before Rodriguez follows up with a tornado DDT for a near fall!
Rodriguez goes to the top rope, and Del Rio crotches him up there. Del Rio takes RVD down at ringside. Del Rio then hits Rodriguez with a nasty looking reverse superplex for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Del Rio applies the Cross Arm Breaker to Rodriguez after the match. He lets it go to try and cut RVD off, but RVD catches him with a thrust kick to the throat. RVD punches away at him before hitting the Five Star Frog Splash. Del Rio rolls out of the ring in pain as RVD picks up the World Heavyweight Championship.
A video airs highlighting the feud between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. He'll be in action against Dean Ambrose, next.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose
They circle the ring, and Ziggler takes him down with a waistlock. Ziggler elbows him before applying a front face lock. Ambrose fights up and puts him in the corner. Ziggler blocks a punch and hits some of his own in the corner. The referee backs Ziggler away. Ambrose then begins to punch away at Ziggler. Ambrose chops him before elbowing him in the face. Ambrose bounces him off the turnbuckle before sending him hard into the opposite one. Ambrose stomps on his hand before punching him down. Ambrose sends him to the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a running cross-body block. Ziggler punches away until Ambrose gets out of the ring.
Ziggler chases Ambrose back into the ring. Ambrose punches and kicks away at him as he gets in. Ambrose drops an elbow for a two count. Ambrose pulls on the hair before rubbing his face into the mat. Ambrose applies a modified chin lock, but Ziggler soon fights up. Ambrose stops the momentum before talking some trash. Ziggler punches back before countering a back suplex by flipping to his feet. Ziggler then dropkicks him in the face. Ziggler then drops a bunch of elbows in succession. Ziggler goes for an avalanche in the corner, but Ambrose moves.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose stomp Ziggler in the midsection. Ambrose ties the legs up in a death-lock before applying a chin lock. Ziggler bites him to get out of it. Ambrose punches away at him before hitting a body slam. Ambrose goes to the second rope for a diving punch, but Ziggler gets a boot up into his face.
Ziggler avalanches Ambrose before viciously punching away at him. Ziggler hits a jumping clothesline for a two count. Ambrose ducks a famouser and rolls him up, but Ziggler rolls through for a two count. Ziggler elbows him in the face and goes for the Zig-Zag, but Ambrose holds the ropes. Ambrose applies a sleeper hold, but Ziggler stuns him with a jawbreaker. Ziggler then hits the famouser, but The Shield interferes.
Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 3/4
The Shield begins to attack Ziggler until The Usos run down to break it up.
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero says it looks like Ziggler has his United States Title opportunity because of the disqualification. Since the Usos want to stick their nose in his business, she's making this a six-man tag team match.
Dolph Ziggler and The Usos vs. The Shield
We join the match in progress to see Ziggler punching away at Rollins. Ziggler hits a back body drop before talking trash to Ambrose. Ziggler elbows Rollins before knocking Ambrose off the apron. Rollins then takes him down. Reigns is tagged in, and he punches away at Ziggler. Reigns shoulders him in the midsection before tagging Ambrose in. Ambrose taunts Ziggler. Ziggler punches away at him, but Ambrose knees him down for a two count. Rollins is tagged back in, and he knees away at Ziggler. Rollins stomps him down, and The Shield gets some cheap shots in. Reigns is tagged back in, and he punches Ziggler in the ribs. Reigns head-butts him down for a one count. Reigns applies a front face-lock. Ziggler fights up, but Reigns uppercuts him down. Ambrose tags in, and he punches Ziggler down. Ambrose rubs his forearm in Ziggler's face a few times before hitting a front dropkick. Ambrose talks some trash before charging him, but this time Ziggler pulls the top rope down. Ambrose flies out of the ring.
Reigns is tagged in, and he shoves Ziggler to the corner. Reigns charges, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Rollins tags in, and Ziggler kicks him away. Jimmy Uso is tagged in, and he kicks away at him before hitting a full nelson sit-out bomb. Rollins avoids a running butt bump, but he can't avoid the Samoan Drop. Ambrose breaks it up, and Ziggler takes him out of the ring. Rollins snaps Jimmy off the top rope, but Jey Uso breaks it up. Reigns spears him, but Jimmy superkicks him before he can do any more damage. Jimmy superkicks Rollins and goes for a Superfly Splash, but Rollins gets the knees up. Rollins then picks up the victory.
Winners by Pinfall: The Shield
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Cutting Edge with Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan is next.
The Cutting Edge w/ Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan
WWE Hall of Famer Edge makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception from the Canadian faithful. Tony Chimel does an extra high pitches "Suuuperstar" for him. They then show footage of The Shield attacking Christian on RAW to hurt Edge.
Edge says Triple H has decided to allow him to come and host The Cutting Edge because it is what's good for business. The crowd chants "Good for business!" Edge says the thing is the only reason he's here is for each and every one of the fans. That doesn't mean that he'll forget what happened between him and Triple H on RAW. He won't forget how Triple H married into a cushy job and lost his genitals. He also won't forget what happened to his best friend Christian when his goon squad took him out. Edge says he knows Christian is watching. When he comes back, it's not for "one more match." He should come back and tear them apart.
Edge says The Cutting Edge is where they cut through the crap. It's time to bring out his guests. They are the two men that will compete for the WWE Championship at Night of Champions. First out is the WWE Champion Randy Orton. Orton comes out clutching his WWE Championship to a chorus of boos. Edge then introduces Daniel Bryan, who comes out to his customary great reception full of "YES" chants.
Edge says there is an awkward amount of testosterone in here. Edge says he knows how these things turn out. Edge asks Orton how it feels to be a sellout. Orton asks if these are Edge's tough questions. These questions sound like a cheap shot from a guy who is jealous that he's been champion ten times whereas he's a washed up talk show host who can't wrestle anymore. Bryan tells Orton to show some respect. Edge says Orton forgets that he's an eleven-time champion, but this is about the fact that Bryan will beat Orton at the PPV. Edge tells Orton to continue.
Orton says he's not a sellout. He did what Bryan, Edge, and the crowd would have done. He took advantage of an opportunity that was presented to him. Triple H, Stephanie, and Mr. McMahon all looked to him to be the face of the WWE. After ten years of John Cena, they needed a change. Daniel Bryan isn't a part of that change. Bryan is a great wrestler, and he has a good following. Bryan is good for business, but he's best for business.
Edge says he knows what is best for business as well as the crowd. The crowd chants "YES!" Edge asks Bryan if he's what is best for business. Bryan says he knows everyone wants him to point his fingers in the air and say, "Yes," but he doesn't care about what is best for business. Orton says that he's so naïve. Bryan will never be champion. He'll always just be a footnote.
Bryan tells him to shut up. He's been listening for weeks as Orton, Triple H, Stephanie, and Vince McMahon come out and say that Orton is the face of the WWE and what's best for business as if all of this is about adding numbers to a giant corporation. The most important things in his life have nothing to do with what's best for business. It has nothing to do with putting money in their pockets. He's talking about love, satisfaction, passion, and dreams. That's not on anyone's balance sheets. He's never dreamed of being the face of a corporation. Ever since he was a kid, all he ever dreamed about was holding that championship. At Night of Champions, he'll achieve his dream when he beats Orton and wins the WWE Championship.
Orton says if Bryan wants the title so badly, he'll help him achieve the dream tonight. Orton pushes the title into Bryan and punches him down. Bryan all of a sudden locks Orton into the Yes! Lock. Orton tries to get out, but he can't. Orton begins to tap out as referees run into the ring to get Bryan off him. Orton rolls out of the ring as the referees hold Bryan back. Bryan then begins a massive "YES" chant!
Quick Match Results
Natalya, Naomi, and Brie Bella def. Layla, Aksana, and Alicia Fox via DQ
Santino Marella def. Damien Sandow
Alberto Del Rio def. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dolph Ziggler def. Dean Ambrose via DQ (non-title)
The Shield def. Dolph Ziggler and The Usos
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