WWE Smackdown Results
October 11, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show that recaps what happened on Monday Night RAW between the Big Show and Stephanie McMahon. She was angry that Big Show interfered in the Battleground main event between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. She then fired him. Later in the night, Orton attacked Bryan in the middle of the main event, costing him the match. Big Show then came out, and he took The Shield out. Big Show then knocked out Triple H in the middle of the ring.
Lilian Garcia introduces the Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero to the ring. They show a replay of Alberto Del Rio flirting with her on Monday Night RAW. He gave her his scarf before kissing her on the cheek. Then, before Alberto Del Rio took on Ricardo Rodriguez, Vickie made a match for Del Rio at Hell in a Cell against John Cena. Rodriguez then rolled Del Rio up.
Vickie says last Monday on RAW, the fans witnessed the most heinous atrocity in the history of WWE. The Big Show struck the COO of the WWE. Big Show tried to compromise the main event of Battleground. Big Show is a deviant, and he should have been fired a long time ago. While many laughed at the situation, the Big Show’s problems have just begun. Twelve hours after the incident, there was a “For Sale” sign in front of Big Show’s house. To top it all off, he is unemployed. She stands in believing that Big Show deserves what he got.
Alberto Del Rio’s music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion comes out to the ring. Del Rio does not look happy at all. Del Rio will face John Cena with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line at Hell in a Cell. Del Rio says Vickie needs to reconsider this. He asks her to not make him defend his title against John Cena. Vickie says that match is what’s best for business. The name of the pay per view is Hell in a Cell. Del Rio says this is not fair. There has to be something he can do to make her change her mind. Vickie asks if it was true when he told her she was sexy on Monday Night RAW. Del Rio says every single word he said was true. Del Rio begins to sweet talk her in Spanish. Vickie says if he wants her to reconsider then he has to kiss her. Del Rio gives her a tiny peck on the cheek, and she doesn’t look happy. She tells him to kiss her on the lips. Vickie puckers up, and Del Rio stands back. Del Rio then gives her a quick kiss on the lips. Vickie tells him to not do it like the gringos; do it like a Mexican. She then does a strange jig. Del Rio then dips her down and gives her a big kiss on the lips. Vickie then tells him to try it like the French. She then laughs before telling him to kiss her some other place, like on her backside. Vickie asks if he got the point. She is not going to reconsider.
Damien Sandow’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Sandow says he needed to interrupt this segment with some breaking news: Alberto Del Rio is a phony. Sandow tells Vickie that Del Rio thinks of her as a “sex object” that he thinks he can manipulate. Yes, Vickie is beautiful, and he asks her if she knows what part of her he is most attracted to. Sandow says it’s her superior intellect. Her Machiavellian tendencies and the way she manipulates her way through life. Del Rio begged her not to put him in a match against John Cena because he knows he’ll lose, just like he would beg her not to let him cash in his Money in the Bank contract. His conduct and mere presence is not befitting of a champion. When given the opportunity, he will show her that he is the better man.
Vickie says since he’s speaking of opportunity, she always wondered what would happen between the two of them in a match. They will have the match tonight. Sandow will not have to cash in his Money in the Bank, and Del Rio’s title will not be on the line. It’s time to see who is the better man. She wishes them luck before throwing a sarcastic kiss to Del Rio. Del Rio then gets a cheap shot in on Sandow. Sandow powers him to the corner and kicks away at him. Sandow charges at him with the briefcase, but Del Rio quickly runs away.
Curtis Axel is walking backstage with Paul Heyman. He will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against R-Truth, next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel (c) w/ Paul Heyman
They lock up, and R-Truth powers him to the corner. Axel turns him around, and he drives some shoulders into R-Truth’s midsection. Axel chops the chest before talking a little trash. R-Truth ducks another chop, and he unloads some punches. R-Truth sends him to the corner before following up with a hip toss for a one count. Axel quickly rolls out of the ring to take a breather and take advice from Heyman. R-Truth follows him outside, and he punches away at him before sending him back into the ring. Axel tries to beg him off, but R-Truth kicks him in the midsection. R-Truth sends him into the ropes, and he takes him down with a back elbow for a two count. R-Truth sends him into the ropes, but Axel holds on. R-Truth charges, and Axel pulls the top rope down, sending R-Truth to the apron. Axel then shoulders him off the apron to the floor.
We come back from the break to see R-Truth trapped in an arm bar. R-Truth soon fights up and punches out. R-Truth whips him to the corner, but Axel slides to stop the momentum. Axel then ducks a clothesline and clotheslines him in the back of the head for a two count. Axel punches him in the head a few times before covering for another two count. Axel talks some trash as he digs his knee into his face. Axel then applies a chin lock. R-Truth begins to fight up, but Axel punches him to stop the momentum. R-Truth then comes back with a kick before sending him hard into the corner. R-Truth walks up to him, and he gets kicked in the knee. Axel pulls him face first into the turnbuckle and kicks him a few times. R-Truth comes back with a kick of his own and a big right hand that floors him.
Axel reverses a whip, but R-Truth comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a jumping calf kick for a near fall. Axel comes back with a kick, and R-Truth answers back with a dropkick for a near fall. Heyman does not like what he is seeing at ringside. Axel tries to come back with a dropkick, but R-Truth sidesteps it. R-Truth executes a modified wheelbarrow face-buster for a near fall. R-Truth connects with a Scissor Kick, but Axel grabs the bottom rope at two and a half. The referee initially counted three, but the referee called it off. Axel snaps R-Truth off the top rope before hitting a hangman’s neckbreaker for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel
Match Rating: * 3/4
Alberto Del Rio will take on Damien Sandow in a non-title match later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see Los Matadores in action.
Los Locales vs. Los Matadores w/ El Torito
Fernando will start out against one of the members of Los Locales. Fernando gets a waistlock before applying a side headlock. The first guy in the red mask whips him off, but Fernando hits a shoulder block. They hit the ropes, and Fernando catches him with a spinning head-scissor takeover. Diego is tagged in, and they hit a stereo back body drop with some theatrics. Diego counters a whip to the corner before shouldering him in the midsection. Diego hits a head-scissor takeover. The second Los Locale tags in. Diego kicks the legs out. Fernando tags in, and Diego catapults the opponent into him. The opponent falls back onto Diego’s knees, and Fernando connects with a slingshot body splash. Fernando has a whip reversed, but he slides through the legs and hits a hurricanrana. Diego tags back into, and he hits a springboard chop. Diego chops the chest before sending him to the ropes. The other Los Locale blind tags in, and he attacks Diego. He kicks Diego in the back of the head for a two count. The other Locale is tagged in, and he runs into a back elbow. Diego then sidesteps him, and Fernando is tagged in. Fernando hits some running forearms. Fernando then catches the other Locale trying to interfere with a back body drop into his partner. Fernando goes to the second rope for a chop. Diego is tagged in, and they hit a double-team back suplex for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores
Match Rating: 3/4 *
El Torito comes in, and he stands on the top rope. The unharmed member of Los Locales runs in, and El Torito takes him down with a flying hurricanrana. Diego and Fernando go to give him their double-team back suplex, and El Torito gives him a senton on the way down. Los Matadores celebrate with their mascot.
Daniel Bryan will take on Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell match with the vacant WWE Championship on the line and Shawn Michaels as the guest referee.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust will take on Erick Rowan and Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family later tonight.
The Funkadactyls and Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella vs. Natalya, Kaitlyn, and Eva Marie w/ JoJo
Natalya will start out against Brie Bella. They shake hands before circling the ring. Natalya takes her down by the leg and applies a leg lock. Brie fights up and hits a headlock takeover. Natalya applies a head-scissor, but Brien kips up out of it. Natalya applies a waistlock, but Brie counters with a fireman’s carry takedown. Brie sends her into the ropes, and she rolls through in slow motion for a single leg crab. Natalya quickly gets to the ropes. Natalya tries to apply a Sharpshooter, but Brie kicks her off. Natalya quickly applies a front face lock, and she slaps Brie on the butt. Eva Marie is tagged in, and she counters a whip with a cartwheel. Eva quickly rolls her up for a two count. Eva wrenches the arm before tagging in Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn wrenches the arm, but Brie flips to reverse the pressure.
Cameron is tagged in, and Kaitlyn powerslams her down for a two count. Cameron quickly kicks her in the head for a one count. Naomi is tagged in, and they go for a double clothesline, but Kaitlyn ducks it. Kaitlyn then spears Naomi down. Cameron quickly dropkicks her down, and Eva Marie runs into to dropkick her for good measure. Brie throws Eva out of the ring, and Natalya clotheslines Brie down. Naomi takes Natalya down with the Rear View. Kaitlyn goes for a rollup, but Naomi rolls through for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Funkadactyls and Brie Bella
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Renee Young is backstage with Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Goldust runs a finger through her hair. Renee asks about their tag team match tonight. Rhodes says they did what very few have done last Sunday. They beat The Shield. Goldust says that was one of the most emotional nights they have ever experienced. Goldust thank their father for putting himself in harm’s way. Rhodes thanks everyone in the WWE Universe who was a Rhodes that night. Goldust says the fans’ support and their determination led them to victory. He was touching himself while saying that, causing Cody to look at him perplexed. Rhodes says tonight must be their “welcome back.”
Alberto Del Rio will take on Damien Sandow in a non-title match, next.
Damien Sandow vs. Alberto Del Rio
They circle the ring, and Sandow kicks and punches him before bouncing his head off the turnbuckle. Sandow repeats that two more times and kicks some more before Del Rio rolls out of the ring. Sandow chases him back into the ring. Del Rio kicks him in the head as he came back in. Del Rio hits a snapmare before kicking him in the back for a two count. Del Rio applies a chin lock, but Sandow soon fights up. Del Rio head-butts him to stop the momentum. Del Rio misses a clothesline, and Sandow comes back with a hip toss. Sandow punches away at him until Del Rio rolls out of the ring to recover. Del Rio grabs the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and goes to leave, but Sandow runs out of the ring and hits him from behind. Sandow bounces him off the apron before whipping him into it. Sandow rolls him into the ring for a one count.
Sandow rakes his kneepad off Del Rio’s face. Del Rio powers him back to the corner. Del Rio gets a cheap shot in with a kick to the sternum before dropkicking him for a two count. Del Rio stomps the head before heading to the top rope. Del Rio flies off with an axe handle to the skull for a one count. Del Rio applies a chin lock, but Sandow fights up and elbows out. Del Rio quickly cuts off the momentum and bounces him in the corner. Del Rio then charges, but Sandow back body drops him out of the ring. Sandow throws Del Rio back into the ring, and he drops a knee. Sandow then drops an elbow for a two count. Sandow yells, “You’re welcome,” before hitting a snap suplex for a one count. Sandow punches away at him before stomping him in the corner. Del Rio kicks him in the face before kicking him in the back of the knee. Del Rio punches away at him before talking some trash and taunting the crowd. Sandow comes back with some punches and a head-butt. Sandow charges him in the corner, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Sandow hits the ring post shoulder first. Del Rio then kicks Sandow in the arm. Del Rio picks him up by the hair. Del Rio sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Sandow then clotheslines him out of the ring. Sandow grabs the Money in the Bank briefcase and yells that he is the uncrowned champion.
We come back from the break to see Del Rio dropkick Sandow down. Del Rio goes to choke him on the ropes, but Sandow avoids it. Del Rio then forces him onto the ropes. Del Rio goes to splash him against the ropes, but Sandow moves. Del Rio flies out of the ring in front of the commentary table. Sandow goes to sends him into the steel steps, but Del Rio stops himself. Del Rio stops the momentum and kicks him in the midsection. Del Rio goes to grab the briefcase, but it is handcuffed to the ring post. Sandow attacks him and puts him in the ring. Del Rio answers back with some punches, but Sandow soon fights back. Del Rio head-butts him before having a whip reversed. Sandow hits a back elbow and a clothesline. Sandow then body slams him down before hitting the Cubito Aequet for a near fall.
Del Rio avoids a knee drop from Sandow before kicking him in the face for a near fall. Del Rio kicks away at him before looking at the crowd frustrated. Del Rio talks a little trash before Sandow punches him in the face. Del Rio responds with a double knee arm breaker. Del Rio signals for his finisher, but Sandow counters into a sit-out mat slam for a near fall. Sandow goes for a neckbreaker, but Del Rio counters with a backstabber for a near fall. Del Rio cannot believe it. Sandow ducks a step-up enzuigiri, and he connects with a flipping neckbreaker for a near fall. Sandow sends him into the ropes, but Del Rio holds on to the ropes. Sandow attacks him, but the referee backs him off. Del Rio gets a cheap kick in to the hurt knee from WWE Battleground. Del Rio then applies the Cross Arm Breaker for the win.
Winner by Submission: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: ** 1/4
They’ll show what happened between the Big Show and Triple H on Monday Night RAW, next.
They replay the video that kicked the show off. It shows Stephanie McMahon firing the Big Show. Later in the night, Big Show took out The Shield and knocked out Triple H.
Michael Cole announces that Triple H was knocked out for three minutes and thirty-one seconds. Triple H normally does an interview every Wednesday with Cole, but he declined it. The official reason is that he has a concussion from the assault. Cole then says he did some digging, and Triple H may actually have a broken jaw. Also there is a rumor that Triple H will press charges against the Big Show.
The Great Khali comes out to the ring with the Prime Time Players. They will be in action, next.
The Great Khali and Prime Time Players vs. 3MB
The Great Khali will start out against Heath Slater. Khali immediately powers him down. Jinder Mahal is tagged in, and he slaps Khali. Khali chops him down and puts him in the corner. Khali hits some back elbows before chopping the chest. PTP wants one more, so Khali gives one more to Mahal. Darren Young is tagged in. Young kicks Mahal before putting him in the corner. Young whips him to the opposite corner and clotheslines him there before hitting a northern lights suplex for a one count. Mahal powers him to the corner and tags in Drew McIntyre. McIntyre slaps him, but he soon has a whip reversed on him. Young elbows him before hitting an inverted atomic drop. Young then clotheslines him down before scaring Slater off the apron. McIntyre whips him to the corner, but Young attempts to slingshot over. As Young slingshots, McIntyre kicks him in the ribs.
Slater is tagged in, and he hits a double-team suplex with McIntyre for a near fall. Slater applies a chin lock. Young fights up and head-butts, but Slater comes back with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Mahal is tagged in, and he knees Young down for a two count. McIntyre is tagged back in, and he hits a short-arm clothesline. McIntyre taunts Young before stomping the hand. Young fights back with some punches, but McIntyre stops him from tagging his partners. Young then connects with an enzuigiri. Titus O’Neil is tagged in along with Mahal. O’Neil shoulder blocks Mahal before knocking Slater off the apron. O’Neil shoulder blocks Mahal again before hitting a big boot. O’Neil splashes him in the corner before hitting a standing fall-away slam for a near fall. McIntyre broke up the pin. McIntyre charges the ropes, but Young pulls the top rope down. Young then shoulder blocks him off the apron. Slater is tagged in, and he hits O’Neil with a roundhouse. Slater then slaps Khali. O’Neil catches him with a back body drop before tagging Khali in. Khali hits a Brain Chop for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Great Khali and Prime Time Players
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The Great Khali and Prime Time Players do the “millions of dollars” dance in the ring.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust will take on Erick Rowan and Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family, next.
Before they make their entrance, Bray Wyatt talks about how people say his intentions are cruel and unjust. They claim he dines with sinners and runs with thieves. The water is just fine, though. Wyatt invites you in. “We’re here.”
Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. Luke Harper will start the match against Goldust. Goldust approaches him, but Harper puts him against the ropes and clubs him down. Harper sends him into the ropes, but Goldust comes back with a flying clothesline. Erick Rowan is tagged in, and he’s still wearing his sheep mask. Rowan asks for silence, and Goldust looks disturbed. Goldust does his taunt before connecting with an uppercut in the jaw. That shot sent the mask flying. Rowan punches him before pushing him into the ropes. Goldust drops to his knees, and he uppercuts him in the face again. Goldust sends him to his corner, and he tags in his brother, Cody Rhodes. Rhodes hits a standing elbow to the back of the neck from the second rope. Rhodes chop blocks the knee and kicks him in the jaw. Rhodes hits the ropes, and Rowan runs him over with a shoulder block. Rhodes shoulders him in the midsection from the apron, but Rowan head-butts him off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Rhodes flip through a back suplex attempt by Harper. Rhodes then hits a drop-toe-hold into the corner. Goldust is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline before connecting with one of his own. Goldust knocks Rowan off the apron before hitting an inverted atomic drop on Harper. Goldust boots him in the head before hitting the ten punches in the corner. Goldust tries to follow up with a bulldog, but Harper throws him off. Harper avalanches him in the corner for a near fall.
Rowan is tagged in, and he drops a knee on Goldust for a two count. Rowan applies a neck vice, but Goldust soon fights up. Rowan pushes him into the ropes and cuts him down with a back elbow. Rowan dead lifts him and places him on the top rope. Harper is tagged back in, and he punches Goldust off the top rope. Harper taunts the crowd before dropping some elbows for a two count. Harper applies a side headlock on the mat. Rhodes gets the crowd into it from the apron as Goldust fights up. Goldust punches and holds on to the ropes as Harper goes for a dropkick. Goldust quickly follows up with a DDT. Harper stops Goldust from making the tag, and Rowan is tagged in. Harper elbows Goldust before sending him into Rowan for a body slam. Rowan picks up a near fall. Rowan whips him into the corner hard, and Goldust hits the mat. Rowan chokes him with the boot as Bray Wyatt laughs from his rocking chair. Rowan applies a bear hug, and he whips Goldust all around like a rag doll. Goldust elbows out, but Rowan comes back with some kicks in the corner. Rowan whips him to the opposite corner, but Goldust springboards off the second rope with a back elbow. Rowan stops him from tagging his brother again. Rowan shoulders him in the corner before looking at Bray. Bray is nodding his head. Rowan applies the Claw before throwing Goldust away. Goldust ducks a roundhouse kick before hitting a bulldog.
Rhodes and Harper are tagged in. Rhodes hits a springboard missile dropkick before connecting with some punches. Rhodes hits a high knee to the face before having a whip reversed. Rhodes drops to his back and uppercuts him. Harper blocks a kick, but Rhodes punches out and hits the Disaster Kick for a near fall. Rowan broke that up. Rowan sends Rhodes to the corner, but Rhodes sidesteps him. Rhodes throws Rowan out of the ring. Rhodes then sidesteps Harper, causing him to fly out of the ring. Rhodes catches Rowan with a top rope cross-body block to the outside! Harper then big boots him down, much to the delight of Bray Wyatt. Harper throws Rhodes into the ring, and he stiffly clotheslines Goldust down! Harper sends Rhodes to the corner and charges, but Rhodes counters into a rollup for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Goldust and Cody Rhodes
Match Rating: **
The Wyatt Family flips out in the ring. Bray Wyatt yells at Rhodes and Goldust as they go up the ramp. Rhodes and Goldust celebrate as the Wyatt Family watches on.
Quick Match Results
Curtis Axel def. R-Truth to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Los Matadores def. Los Locales
The Funkadactyls and Brie Bella def. Natalya, Kaitlyn, and Eva Marie
Alberto Del Rio def. Damien Sandow via Submission (non-title)
The Great Khali and Prime Time Players def. 3MB
Goldust and Cody Rhodes def. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
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