WWE Smackdown Results
September 27, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We’re brought right into the arena, and the WWE COO Triple H is announced to the crowd. Triple H comes out to a mixed reception as Michael Cole and John “Bradshaw” Layfield welcome us to the show. They give him a standing ovation. Triple H gets in the ring, and he welcomes the crowd to Smackdown.
Triple H says he’s heard all the rumors and backstage buzz. There are a lot of disturbing things being said about the last month. A lot of ugly words like “favoritism” and “abuse of power.” It’s ridiculous. A lot of times, WWE superstars are unable to accept their inadequacies. They want to blame management for their failures. He and his wife are ok with that burden. It’s the burden they accept as the authority of the company. They can’t make everyone happy, so they do what’s best for business. Even when they do what is best for business, like on Monday night, they still receive criticism from the WWE Universe and superstars. For example, they gave them an 11-on-3 handicap elimination match with 11 of your favorite WWE superstars against The Shield. He supposes that is bad on their part. A replay is then shown of Daniel Bryan defeating Seth Rollins to win that match.
Triple H says any angst in the locker room should have been settled there, but it wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t done to quell an uprising; it was done because it is what is best for business.
The Miz’ music interrupts him, and he makes his way out to the stage to a great reception. Miz slowly walks to the ring, and he asks if Triple H really feels like he’s been fair and impartial. Triple H ponders the hypocrisy of The Miz after all the opportunities he’s had. Miz is a classic example of what he was talking about. Miz is a guy that was given an opportunity, then fails and blames somebody else. Triple H gave him the opportunity he asked for. He was put into the ring with the face of the WWE. That’s the opportunity of a lifetime. Miz was in the ring with Randy Orton, and he choked. Triple H then has them replay the footage of Orton putting Miz’ head in a chair and dropping a knee on it.
Triple H says that must be hard to swallow, especially failing in front of his parents. Triple H doesn’t see how Miz’ failure should be put on him. Then on this past Monday, Miz wasn’t ready to compete. It’s his responsibility to protect superstars from themselves sometimes. The Miz probably would have gotten into the ring with Randy Orton, and god knows what would have happened. Miz couldn’t compete, so he gave him another opportunity to speak his peace. He even gave him the most controversial guest they have: the Big Show. The Miz squandered that opportunity as well. They then show a replay of Big Show knocking him out on RAW.
Miz asks if that was really an opportunity. All that happened was a set-up. Triple H played “good cop” only to have his wife, the “bad cop,” hijack his interview and have Big Show knock him out. Triple H says Stephanie was absolutely justified in doing what she did. Miz was supposed to speak his mind, but instead he insulted her by calling her a “castrating witch.” Miz says he should have changed the “w” to a “b.”
Triple H says that’s The Miz running his mouth without the ability to back it up. Triple H says tempers ran hot. Everybody was upset. After the humiliating beating that he took at the hands of Randy Orton in front of his parents, he can understand how Miz would be upset. Maybe he said some things he shouldn’t have said, and maybe Stephanie did some things she shouldn’t have done. Stephanie regrets what she did.
Triple H will give him another opportunity tonight. It’s time to talk about tonight. He wasn’t healthy on Monday, but it’s a whole week later. He’s going to give him an opportunity that he couldn’t on Monday. Tonight, he’s getting Randy Orton. He’ll give him his opportunity for revenge, if he wants it. Miz says he wants it. Triple H wonders if he should have his parents picked up on his jet since Cleveland isn’t that far away. In the meantime, Triple H tells him to get changed. Tonight, his opportunity is knocking. It’s Randy Orton one-on-one with The Miz. Triple H says, “Go get ’em, tiger!” Triple H then leaves the ring.
Dean Ambrose will defend his WWE United States Championship against Dolph Ziggler later tonight. Alberto Del Rio is seen walking backstage. He’ll be in action, next.
R-Truth vs. Alberto Del Rio
A replay is shown of Alberto Del Rio viciously attacking Rob Van Dam after his match against Randy Orton from Monday night. Del Rio really worked on the arm.
The bell rings, and Del Rio punches and kicks him to the corner. The referee backs him up, and R-Truth punches him before putting him in the corner. Del Rio pushes him away and kicks him in the midsection. Del Rio head-butts him before sending him to the opposite corner. Del Rio charges at him, but R-Truth moves. Del Rio flies into the ring post shoulder first. R-Truth hits a jumping heel kick and a pair of clotheslines. R-Truth follows up with his suplex stunner for a two count. Del Rio avoids a Scissors Kick and an avalanche. Del Rio viciously kicks him in the jaw for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Del Rio appears to have a busted lip. Del Rio then applies the Cross Arm Breaker to R-Truth until Rob Van Dam and Ricardo Rodriguez run down to break it up. RVD dropkicks Del Rio and kicks away at him before hitting a twisting leg drop. RVD’s left arm is taped up. Rodriguez throws him a chair, and RVD hits Del Rio in the midsection a few times before choking him in the corner. RVD then backs up before hitting a dropkick with the chair into Del Rio!
Vickie Guerrero is watching what just happened with WWE COO Triple H. Vickie says things are really heating up between these two guys. She thinks they should make the WWE Battleground match a little more interesting. Triple H says they should make it a hardcore match, right out of the ECW handbook. They’ll call it a “Battleground Hardcore Rules Match.” Vickie says that is what’s best for business.
The Prime Time Players are walking backstage when they run into two scrawny stagehands. They make them do the “Millions of Dollars” dance, but Titus O’Neil blows his whistle and throws down a yellow penalty flag. They show them how to do it slowly before walking off. They’ll be in action, next.
Zeb Colter is in the ring with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. Colter asks the crowd to rise and say, “We the people,” but he cuts them off. Colter says no one can say that except Real Americans. They’re tired of being mocked, and they would appreciate it if they would mind their own business. The Real Americans then say, “We the people!”
The Real Americans vs. The Prime Time Players
Titus O’Neil will start the match against Jack Swagger. They lock up, and Swagger knees away at him in the corner. Swagger sends him to the corner, but O’Neil slingshots over him. O’Neil hits a shoulder block before doing his bark taunt. Cesaro runs in, but he eats a big boot. O’Neil sends Swagger to the corner and elbows him until the referee backs him up. Swagger catches O’Neil with an elbow before sidestepping him in the corner. Cesaro is tagged in, and he stomps away at O’Neil. Swagger is tagged back in, and he pushes O’Neil down a few times. O’Neil fights back, but Swagger soon powers him back to his corner. Cesaro gets a cheap shot in before Swagger hits a corner clothesline on O’Neil. Cesaro is tagged in, and he executes the big swing with about twenty-two revolutions on O’Neil! They stumble around the ring until Cesaro covers for a two count. O’Neil somehow slams Cesaro down before tagging in Darren Young.
Young ducks a clothesline from Cesaro and knocks Swagger off the apron. Young clotheslines Cesaro before hitting a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Young gets the crowd into it before clotheslining him in the corner. Young hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Cesaro reverses a whip into a sambo suplex, but O’Neil breaks up the pinfall. Swagger runs in, and he throws O’Neil out of the ring. Young rolls up Cesaro, but the referee’s back is turned. The referee finally turns around, and Cesaro kicks out at two. Cesaro gets a blind tag to Swagger as Young hits him with the Gut Check. Swagger then runs in and applies the Patriot Lock for the submission victory.
Winners by Submission: The Real Americans
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Miz will take on Randy Orton later tonight on Smackdown.
The Wyatt Family makes their way to the ring. Bray Wyatt will compete in his first Smackdown match, next.
Bray Wyatt w/ The Wyatt Family vs. Zack Ryder
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan throw Ryder into the ring as he makes his way down the ramp. Wyatt laughs and claps in the corner. The bell rings, and they lock up. Wyatt shoves him to the corner, but Ryder comes right back with some punches. Wyatt blocks a whip, but Ryder ducks the clothesline. Wyatt comes right back with a second clothesline attempt, and he connects. Wyatt drops an elbow before punching him in the back of the head. Wyatt punches him in the face before applying a rear chin lock. Ryder fights up, but Wyatt knees him in the midsection and clubs the back. Wyatt throws him into the ropes, but Ryder comes back with a face-buster. Ryder hits a flying forearm in the corner before connecting with the Broski Boot for a one count. Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder, but Wyatt throws him up in the air. Wyatt then connects with Sister Abigail’s Kiss for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Bray Wyatt kneels in front of Ryder with the rest of his family, and he yells, “Follow the buzzards!”
Dean Ambrose will defend his WWE United States Championship against Dolph Ziggler, next.
Dean Ambrose comes out for this title defense with The Shield. Dolph Ziggler appears to come out alone, but then he calls for Rob Van Dam and Kofi Kingston to join him.
WWE United States Championship
Dean Ambrose (c) w/ The Shield vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Rob Van Dam and Kofi Kingston
They lock up, and Ambrose quickly powers him to the corner. Ambrose punches him down before putting him in the other corner. Ambrose rubs his forearm in his face before hitting a head-butt. Ambrose rakes the eyes against the top rope before chopping the chest. Ambrose sends Ziggler into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Ambrose clotheslines him down. Ambrose drops an elbow for a one count. Ambrose sends him to the corner hard, and Ziggler hits the mat. Ambrose sends him to the other corner, but he runs into Ziggler’s elbow. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Ziggler avalanches him in the corner, and he begins the ten punches. Ziggler hits a twisting neckbreaker and goes for a famouser, but Ambrose avoids it. Ambrose goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through it and hits a dropkick. Ziggler then hits a clothesline over the top rope that takes them both out of the ring. The Shield advances on Ziggler, but RVD and Kingston keep them away. Ziggler throws Ambrose into the ring, and Seth Rollins grabs his ankle. The Shield attacks Ziggler, and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler
Dean Ambrose is still the WWE United States Champion
Match Rating: 1/2 *
A brawl ensues at ringside until Triple H comes out yelling for referee Mike Chioda to get control of the situation. Triple H says this kind of anarchy isn’t going to happen. This match will restart as a six-man tag.
The Shield vs. Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, and Rob Van Dam
We join the match in progress to see RVD send Rollins into the corner. RVD hits a rolling monkey flip, and Rollins gets a lot of air on that. RVD does his taunt before doing a standing moonsault for a two count. RVD kicks him a few times before hitting a crescent kick to the corner. RVD hits a wheel kick in the corner before hitting a body slam. RVD hits the Rolling Thunder for a near fall. Rollins quickly attacks the injured arm before sending him to his corner shoulder first. Ambrose is tagged in, and he wrenches the arm a few times before applying an arm bar. RVD takes some time before fighting up. Ambrose sends him to the ropes, but RVD backflips over him. RVD blocks a kick and hits a step-over wheel kick.
Ziggler is tagged in, and he punches away at Ambrose. Ambrose reverses a whip, but Ziggler takes him down and hits some more punches. Ziggler drops some “heart stopping” elbows before knocking Rollins off the apron before he could interfere. Ambrose then slams Ziggler down for a two count. Roman Reigns is tagged in, and he talks some trash before stomping him. Reigns applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Reigns viciously clotheslines him down for a two count. Ambrose is tagged back in, and he kicks Ziggler in the face. Ambrose stomps the midsection and grinds his foot in there. Ambrose chokes him with his shin before tagging Reigns back in. Reigns kicks Ziggler in the back before throwing him down. Reigns grabs Ziggler before he can make a tag, and he dead lifts him for an impressive slam. Reigns taunts him before Ziggler catches him with a big snap DDT. Rollins is tagged in, and he stops Ziggler from making the tag. Ziggler fights up, but Rollins snaps RVD’s arm off the top rope. Ziggler then catches Rollins with a back body drop from his knees.
Ambrose and Kingston are tagged in. Kingston goes for a springboard, but Ambrose ducks it. Kingston then knocks Reigns off the top rope. Kingston then chops Ambrose a few times before hitting a dropkick. Kingston hits a leaping clothesline before hitting the Boom Drop. Kingston signals for his finisher, but Ambrose ducks the Trouble in Paradise. Kingston quickly scales to the top rope and connects with a twisting cross-body, but Rollins breaks it up. Ziggler hits a famouser on Rollins, and Reigns spears him down. RVD then connects with a thrust kick from the top rope. RVD then clotheslines him out of the ring and connects with a moonsault from the apron! Kingston then dropkicks Reigns away before hitting Ambrose with a pendulum kick. Kingston hits a springboard clothesline. Reigns runs in, and Kingston catches him with the Trouble in Paradise. Ambrose rolls him up, but Kingston rolls through it. Rollins then catches Kingston with the Blackout. Ambrose then picks up the pinfall.
Winners by Pinfall: The Shield
Match Rating: * 3/4
Renee Young is backstage with the Big Show. She says these have been a couple of difficult weeks for him, and she wonders how he’s holding up. Big Show says every decision he’s made in the last two weeks has weighed heavily on his conscious. He can’t sleep, he’s a pariah in the locker room, and people call him names on the street. He needs to do what’s best for him and his family. He needs this job. Big Show begins to tear up, and Triple H walks up to him. Triple H says if Big Show doesn’t want this job, then maybe they should forget it. Triple H says as a friend, he’ll help him find something else. Maybe a job as a doorman or a paperboy. It won’t be easy. A regular sized person can find a job, but he’s special. He needs this job. Triple H pretends to cry, and Big Show holds his fist up to his face. Triple H tells him to think about his family. Big Show will do absolutely nothing, and he’ll like it. Big Show screams in his face before walking off. Triple H smiles.
The Miz will take on Randy Orton in tonight’s main event.
Cameron w/ Naomi vs. AJ Lee w/ Tamina
A pre-taped promo is shown with AJ Lee. She says every diva is against her, so what should she do? She hires protection. She picked a diva that is just as ostracized as she is: Tamina.
AJ sits on the second rope before blindsiding Cameron. AJ kicks her down before hitting a snapmare. AJ applies a neck vice, but Cameron fights up. AJ slams her down and skips around the ring. AJ sends her into the corner, but Cameron sidesteps her. Cameron rolls her up for a one count. Cameron hits a pair of clotheslines before connecting with a dropkick. Cameron gets the crowd into it before hitting a split leg drop for a two count. AJ reverses a whip to the corner, but she runs into a boot. Cameron hits a cross-body block for a near fall. AJ kicks her before throwing her out of the ring. Cameron is in front of Tamina outside the ring. AJ talks trash outside before throwing Cameron back into the ring. AJ taunts Naomi. Naomi gets on the apron, and Tamina pulls her down before hitting a clothesline on the outside. Cameron rolls AJ up for a two count. AJ then connects with the Shining Wizard for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Lee
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Paul Heyman is talking with Curtis Axel backstage. He hugs Axel before walking off.
Paul Heyman makes his way to the stage to some boos from the crowd. Heyman says nothing before pointing to the titantron. Footage is shown from Night of Champions when Heyman defeated CM Punk with the help of Ryback. Heyman smiles at the crowd before saying he has to be candid with them. They are really disappointing him right now. They react to that footage with shock, horror, and dismay, but are they surprised that he defeated CM Punk? He doesn’t want to give away his trade secrets, but he’ll give them one for free. Every single time their bloodlust for his hide drives CM Punk to come up against him, he is going to fail and lose. No? Have they every considered in this one particular circumstance in this given situation in this unique moment in time that they could possibly be wrong? Are they really that myopic? Take Monday night on RAW for example. CM Punk in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois stands in the ring saying he knows this is a trap. It was a trap. When his scooter “failed,” the crowd motivated Punk to pounce on him. A replay is shown of Curtis Axel and Ryback attacking CM Punk on RAW. Ryback then press slammed him through a table off a platform.
Heyman says he doesn’t want to stand out here and take all the credit for that plan. Heyman wants to publically thank our Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel, for helping him put the plan together. He wants to thank that big, bad, beautiful man, his hero Ryback, for his help. Most of all, he wants to thank the fans for their help in implementing it. It was their worship of CM Punk that will drive him to come up against him. Punk is signed for a match against Ryback at WWE Battleground. Do they really think Punk stands a chance against Ryback? The crowd responds positively. Heyman says it will be history repeating itself. They will have themselves to blame. At WWE Battleground, Punk will be flat on his back looking up at the winner: Ryback and Paul Heyman, the Best in the World.
The Miz will take on Randy Orton in tonight’s main event.
Heath Slater w/ 3MB vs. Santino Marella w/ The Great Khali and Hornswoggle
Santino blocks a kick, and Slater blocks Santino’s. They’re hopping around the ring holding one another’s leg. Slater finally punches him down. Slater stomps away at him before picking up a one count. Slater elbows away at him before applying a chin lock. Santino fights up and punches out. Santino splits under a clothesline before hitting a hip toss. Santino goes for a falling head-butt, but Slater gets his knees up for a two count. Slater drops a knee before going to the top rope. Santino crotches him on the top rope, and he takes the Cobra out. Jinder Mahal gets on the apron, and he starts playing a wood flute with some snake charmer music. The Cobra starts pulling Santino over to him until Khali gets on the apron and plays his own flute and music. Pretty soon there is dueling snake charmer music happening. Drew McIntyre tries to distract Khali, but Khali chops him down. Mahal plays the music still, and the Cobra nearly attacks Santino. Hornswoggle pulls him off the apron and breaks the flute in two. Slater connects with a roundhouse kick. Khali gets back on the apron, and he plays some music which reawakens the Cobra. The Cobra pulls Santino up, and it strikes Slater for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Santino Marella
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Miz will take on Randy Orton, next.
A video airs that hypes up the upcoming debut of Los Matadores this Monday. Ole!
Footage is shown of Randy Orton defeating Cody Rhodes a month ago to cost Rhodes his job. They then show footage of Orton beating Goldust who was trying to get his brother’s job back. Then Dusty Rhodes was out the week after, and Big Show was ordered to knock him out. This past Monday on RAW, Cody Rhodes and Goldust came through the crowd to attack The Shield. Triple H told Michael Cole in an exclusive interview for WWE.com that he was extremely angry with that. He then invites Dusty, Dustin, and Cody to come to RAW for an open forum. He has a lucrative proposition to make to them. A video is then shown with Cody and Dustin accepting the invitation.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action against The Miz, next.
Randy Orton vs. The Miz
As soon as the bell rings, Miz takes Orton down and begins punching away at him. Orton fights him off, and he clubs at him. Miz blocks a shot into the corner, and he punches away at Orton in the corner. Orton catches Miz charging with a boot. Orton head-butts him, but Miz fights back with more punches. Miz clotheslines him over the top rope, and he follows him out of the ring. Orton kicks him, but he has a whip into the ring post reversed on him. Miz puts him in the barricade before throwing him into the ring. Miz punches away at him some more before hitting a running boot to the skull. Miz goes for his patented clothesline in the corner, but Orton sidesteps him. Miz immediately grabs his shoulder, and he appears to be hurt as he rolls out of the ring. The ringside doctor checks on him, but Orton soon grabs him by the head. Orton connects with the hanging DDT, and he punches away at him. The referee tries to get Orton off him, but he won’t stop. The referee then calls for the bell.
The Miz is declared the winner, but Triple H comes out to the stage. Triple H says he sees that Orton is trying to get himself intentionally disqualified to cost The Miz his opportunity, but he won’t let Orton get off that easily. This match will restart with no disqualifications, and you must win by pinfall or submission. Orton smiles at that.
The bell rings, and Orton rolls out of the ring to send Miz over the commentary table. The doctors were still checking on him. Orton pulls him all around ringside before sending him into the steel steps. Orton sends him hard into the barricade before clotheslining him down. Orton sends Miz over the barricade before looking around for a weapon. Miz hits Orton in the midsection with a chair a few times before Orton boots him down. Orton drags him to the barricade before hitting a hanging DDT to the floor! Orton pulls the lifeless Miz to the ring, and he powers him in. Miz is not moving. Orton stands over him before pulling him up by the hair. Orton then drops him with the RKO. Orton takes some time before covering him for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Match Rating: * 1/4
Randy Orton taunts the fans as he stands over The Miz. Orton gets on the turnbuckle and poses as Smackdown comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Alberto Del Rio def. R-Truth (non-title)
The Real Americans def. The Prime Time Players via Submission
Bray Wyatt def. Zack Ryder
Dolph Ziggler def. Dean Ambrose via DQ (WWE United States Championship)
The Shield def. Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, and Rob Van Dam
AJ Lee def. Cameron (non-title)
Santino Marella def. Heath Slater
Randy Orton def. The Miz
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