WWE Smackdown Results
October 18, 2013
Kansas City, Missouri
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps what happened in the RAW main event. Cody Rhodes and Goldust defeated The Shield to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions. They received a major assist from the Big Show, who ran in through the crowd to knock out all the members of The Shield. Triple H ran out after the match was over, and he was not happy at all. Big Show was in the crowd leading a “YES!” chant.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena. Lilian Garcia introduces RAW General Manager Brad Maddox and Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero. Both are in the ring already. Vickie excuses herself before saying The Authority has squarely placed the responsibility on her to run a tight ship here on Smackdown. She assures everyone that the debacle that occurred on Monday Night RAW will not be repeated here tonight. She will have order and discipline. Here to assist her is the General Manager of RAW, Brad Maddox. Maddox thanks her. He says his job is very simple, and that is to ensure that a certain seven-foot, five hundred-pound freak does not enter the arena and cause the sort of chaos that he did on Monday night. To ensure that, he has done everything in his power, aside from calling the National Guard, like having security stationed all throughout the arena. This will ensure the Big Show does not bother anyone in the crowd. Vickie says they would both like to express their sincere gratitude to Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in having the faith in them to carry out the banner of what’s best for business. Maddox also thanks the crowd for coming out, and he hopes they have a good time.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he comes out to a tremendous reception from the Kansas City crowd. Bryan gets in the ring, and he is all smiles. Bryan listens to the “YES!” chant before saying that he is thrilled that Vickie and Maddox are here to carry on the banner of what’s best for business. He’s here to offer some assistance because what’s best for business is in nine days when he beats Randy Orton to win the WWE Championship inside the Hell in a Cell with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. Bryan says because he’s here to help, he wants to give them a warning. There is a rumor that Bigfoot, sasquatch-like character is here, and somehow he has gotten through the perimeter of their security. Bryan then introduces the Big Show!
Big Show’s music hits, and Maddox looks really nervous. Big Show doesn’t come out, and Bryan says he was just messing with them. Big Show isn’t here, yet. However, the new WWE Tag Team Champions are here: Goldust and Cody Rhodes! Goldust comes out first followed by his brother, Cody Rhodes. They enter the ring and shake hands with Bryan. Goldust then chomps at Vickie. Vickie says this is enough. She demands order and discipline. Justice will be served! These three renegades will face The Shield in tonight’s main event. Vickie cackles as Goldust looks at her perplexed.
CM Punk will take on Big E Langston later tonight. Coming up next, The Miz and Kofi Kingston will face Erick Rowan and Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family.
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz and Kofi Kingston
Erick Rowan will start the match out against The Miz. Miz goes for a punch, but Rowan tosses him to the corner. Miz quickly kicks him in the knee and face before big booting the lamb mask off. Miz catches him with his patented corner clothesline before going for a rollup, but Rowan picks him up for a powerslam. Miz slides off, ducks a punch, and dropkicks him. Miz punches away at him in the corner before tagging in Kofi Kingston. Kingston jumps on the arm from the top rope, but Rowan soon stops his momentum with a forearm to the face. Rowan tags Luke Harper in, and Harper uppercuts Kingston down. Harper sends him to the other corner, but Kingston slingshots over him. Kingston goes for a monkey flip, but Harper just throws him off. Kingston quickly hits him with a drop-toe-hold into the ropes and follows up with a slingshot dropkick. Kingston splashes him for a near fall. Kingston quickly snaps him off the top rope and goes for a springboard chop, but Harper big boots him out of mid-air for a near fall.
Rowan is tagged back in, and Harper whips Kingston into him for a body slam. Rowan clubs away at him in the corner. Kingston tries to fight out, but Rowan sets him up on the top rope. Harper is tagged in, and he punches away at the vulnerable Kingston. Harper then applies a front face lock on the mat before rolling around with him a few times. Michael Cole and JBL compare that to an alligator technique. Harper applies a chin lock, but Kingston fights up. Harper quickly uppercuts him before sending him to the corner. Harper charges, but Kingston catches him with a nice pendulum kick. Rowan runs in to try to stop Kingston from making the tag, but Kingston pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Kingston almost tags Miz in, but Rowan pulls Miz off the apron and sends him into the barricade. Harper waits for Kingston to turn around. Kingston rolls under a big boot, but Harper immediately catches him with a nasty discus clothesline that turns Kingston inside out for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
Match Rating: * 1/4
Harper and Rowan get on the apron to attack Miz as he checks on Kingston, but Bray Wyatt tells them to simmer down. Wyatt says he knows what The Miz is feeling right now. It’s ok to be afraid because he is the hammer that everybody fears, but she is the force that drives the nail. Wyatt advises Miz to enjoy his world while he can because they are going to take it all away. Follow the buzzards!
They show a replay of Tamina Snuka viciously assaulting Brie Bella after their match on Monday Night RAW. AJ Lee then applied the Black Widow.
Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee w/ Tamina Snuka
Brie’s shoulder is taped up from the attack on Monday. The bell rings, and Brie chases AJ out of the ring. AJ doesn’t look happy with this situation. AJ gets in the ring, and she quickly runs out again. This time she winds up in front of Tamina. Tamina scares Brie back. Brie pretends to get back in the ring, but she quickly gets off and forearms AJ in the face. Brie puts AJ in the ring and hits her with the Thesz press. AJ tries to get out of the ring, but Brie grabs her. AJ quickly snaps the injured arm off the second rope to get away. Brie holds on to her shoulder in pain. AJ asks if she’s ok before elbowing her in the shoulder a few times. AJ applies an arm bar on the mat, but the crowd soon gets behind Brie. Brie fights up and punches out. Brie hits the ropes, and AJ catches her with a roundhouse kick. AJ then hits her with an arm breaker before skipping around the ring. AJ slams Brie down for a near fall. AJ uses the ropes to wrench the arm a bit. AJ takes her down with a hammerlock, and the crowd gets into it again. Brie fights up and hits a jawbreaker.
Brie comes back with a pair of clotheslines. AJ reverses a whip into the corner, but she runs into a back elbow. Brie goes to the second rope and hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Brie knees her in the face a few times. Brie quickly warns Nikki. Nikki then sidesteps a charging Tamina and sends her into the steps. AJ tries to roll Brie up, but Brie rolls through and hits a nice X-Factor for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Brie Bella
Match Rating: * 1/4
CM Punk will take on Big E Langston later in the night. We’ll also see Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust take on The Shield in the main event.
Lilian Garcia makes the announcement for the next match, but she stops and looks out into the crowd. The cameras pan over, and we see Big Show making his way to the ring. Lilian gives him the microphone before leaving the ring. Big Show says hello to Kansas City before acknowledging that he’ll probably get in trouble for being here, however he does have an autographed ticket from Daniel Bryan. The reason he is here is to thank the fans. Big Show says he’s been going through some tough times, and the overwhelming support they have shown him means the absolute world to him and his family. The support they’ve shown him on social media is not falling on deaf ears. The Authority is not happy about the fact that the WWE Universe wants Big Show to get his job back. He thinks they’ve all discovered what’s best for business. Big Show then holds up his fist.
Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero make their way to the ring. Maddox cannot believe this. He says Big Show cannot just knock out the COO of WWE and prance back into the building. Vickie says Stephanie McMahon fired him, and he’s going to stay fired. Maddox says Big Show has lost everything, so why doesn’t he just get out? Maddox and Vickie yell at him some more before Big Show says the worst thing someone can say to a man who has lost everything is that. He now has nothing to lose. Big Show then knocks Brad Maddox out with a massive right hand! Vickie stares at him as Big Show celebrates around the ring with a “YES!” chant. Big Show then shakes hands with Michael Cole before leaving through the crowd.
CM Punk is seen walking backstage. He’ll face Big E Langston, next.
CM Punk vs. Big E Langston
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Langston goes for a lockup, but Punk ducks and applies a waistlock. Langston breaks the grip and elbows him in the face. Langston clubs the back, but Punk comes back with some punches. Punk applies a side headlock, but Langston whips him off and floors him with a shoulder block. Langston hits the ropes, but Punk gets up and goes for a hip toss, but Langston blocks it. Punk ducks a clothesline and kicks him in the ribs. Punk wrenches the arm, but Langston powers him to the corner. Langston whips him to the opposite corner and avalanches him. Langston then takes him down with a high knee lift. Langston continues to punch away at him, but Punk soon comes back with some punches of his own. Langston reverses a whip to the ropes, but Punk holds on. Langston charges, and Punk pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Punk goes for a plancha, but Langston catches him and slams him into the apron! Langston sends him into the barricade as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Punk trapped in a single leg crab. During the commercial, Langston nearly decapitated Punk with a clothesline. Back to live action, Punk fights up and goes for a hurricanrana, but Langston counters that back into the single leg crab. Punk claws his way to the bottom rope to break the hold. Langston quickly catches him with a gut-buster before hitting a crossface. Langston rubs his fist into Punk’s face before crossfacing him again. Langston goes for a Big Splash, but Punk gets his knees up.
Punk punches and kicks Langston before sending him to the ropes. Punk catches him with a jumping calf kick before hitting a clothesline. Punk ducks a clothesline and goes for a neckbreaker, but Langston pushes him to the corner. Langston charges, but Punk leapfrogs him, causing him to hit the ring post shoulder first. Langston falls out of the ring. Punk then takes him out with a suicide dive. Punk puts him in the ring and connects with a cross-body block from the top rope for a near fall. Punk catches him with a high running knee in the corner followed by a short-arm clothesline. Punk goes to the top rope and hits his trademark elbow drop for a near fall. Punk signals that it is time to go to sleep. Punk goes for the GTS, but Langston slides off and clotheslines him down. Langston hits a big splash for a near fall. Langston cannot believe it. Langston brings the straps down and goes for the Big Ending, but Punk slides off. Punk gives him a roundhouse kick to the temple before hitting him with the GTS for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: CM Punk
Match Rating: **
Paul Heyman appears on the ramp with Ryback and Curtis Axel. Heyman says he would like to be the first to congratulate CM Punk on a hard fought victory over an admittedly decent, marginally talented rookie barely out of the NXT developmental territory, Big E Langston. However, at Hell in a Cell, Punk will be facing a professional who can snap his neck like a twig. He’s an animal, Heyman’s caged animal: his Ryback. Punk wants no part of his Ryback or him, Paul Heyman, the man who beat him with both hands tied behind his back. That makes him the Best in the World.
Punk grabs a microphone, and he says that doesn’t make Heyman the Best in the World. It makes him a complete and total idiot. Heyman is forgetting two very important things, and that’s the two words they have to focus on. The first one is “Cell,” meaning the three of them are going to be locked inside. Heyman cannot run or hide. He will get what’s coming to him. As far as Heyman’s caveman goes, he likes to be called a caged animal, and like an animal, he’s going to put him to sleep. The second word is “hell,” and that is exactly what he’s going to put the two of them through. Heyman says in the immortal words of AC/DC, “Hell ain’t no bad place to be.” If Punk stays there right now, they’ll come down and explain it to him personally.
Heyman makes his way to the ring with Ryback and Axel at his side. Punk tries to fight Ryback and Axel off, but they soon take him down. They throw Punk into the ring, and he gets to his feet to challenge them. Big E Langston then gets into the ring to even the odds. Langston clotheslines Axel down before Punk kicks Ryback. Langston hits Axel with a belly-to-belly suplex as Punk catches Ryback with a high running knee in the corner. Langston runs Axel over with one more vicious clothesline before Punk roundhouses Ryback out of the ring. Heyman quickly backs off as Langston yells, “Who’s the rookie now?”
Alberto Del Rio is walking backstage. He’ll be out in the ring to talk about John Cena, next.
Alberto Del Rio, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, is in the ring waving the Mexican flag around. Josh Mathews is in the ring to interview him. Mathews says in just over a week at Hell in a Cell, he’ll defend his title against John Cena. They then show a video of John Cena’s return from injury. Mathews asks for a reaction. Del Rio says he was proudly carrying that Mexican flag because he is Mexico’s greatest export and champion. He is God’s gift to humanity. Del Rio says the fans are just gringos. They have no flavor, soul, or Mexican passion. This is the best word. Do they know who is the biggest representative of the gringos? It’s John Cena. He wonders who John Cena thinks he is coming back from surgery to face him for the title. Del Rio says Cena has to start from the bottom. Is he going crazy? He’s been out of action for the last two months just because he sprained his elbow. Del Rio says Cena is going soft. He’s not the man he used to be except for his ego, which grows day by day. After he loses against him at Hell in a Cell, he’ll be just like all the gringos: a nobody.
Del Rio says he has one more thing to say. Does Cena want to know what is going to happen to his injured arm at Hell in a Cell? Watch this! Del Rio then grabs Josh Mathews and applies the Cross Arm Breaker to him! Del Rio holds it on before releasing it and standing over him smiling. Del Rio then waves the Mexican flag around a bit.
Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust will take on The Shield in tonight’s main event.
A replay is shown of the Big Show knocking out Brad Maddox earlier in the night as he tried to force him to leave the building.
Zeb Colter is on commentary for the next match. Los Matadores were guests on the “JBL and Cole Show.”
The Real Americans vs. The Usos
Jimmy Uso will start the match out against Antonio Cesaro. They lock up, and Jimmy wrenches the arm. Cesaro punches out and whips him into the ropes. Jimmy ducks a clothesline before hitting a back elbow. Jimmy then takes him down with a full nelson atomic drop. Jey Uso is tagged in, and he clotheslines him down for a two count. Jey chops the chest and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Jack Swagger tags in, and Jey sends Cesaro out of the ring. Swagger then clotheslines Jey down before kneeing away at him in the corner. Cesaro is tagged back in, and he kicks Jey in the midsection. Cesaro then hits the Cesaro Swing on him with an incredible twenty-five revolutions! The audience reaction got stronger as it went on and some were counting along.
Swagger is tagged in, and he stomps away at him before hitting a belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. Swagger then applies a double under-hook submission. Jey fights up, but Swagger pushes him to the corner. Swagger prevents him from making the tag and powers him to the corner. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb, and Cesaro tags in to leapfrog over him with a double stomp for a near fall. Swagger tags back in, and he applies an overhead wristlock. Swagger knocks Jimmy off the apron, and Jey rolls him up for a two count. Swagger then slams him down with a waistlock.
Los Matadores’ theme song hits, and they make their way to the stage. Zeb Colter gets off commentary and starts walking up the stage to stop them. El Torito then gores him in the midsection before goring him in the backside, knocking him down. Jimmy takes Cesaro out with a shoulder block off the apron as Jey rolls Swagger up for a near fall. Jey quickly hits him with a superkick to the jaw before tagging Jimmy in. Jimmy hits him with a top rope splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos
Match Rating: * 1/2
After the match, Los Matadores hits their double-team back suplex on Swagger while El Torito simultaneously hits a senton.
Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust will face The Shield in tonight’s main event, next.
They show a replay from Monday Night RAW when Shawn Michaels came out to say that he will be an impartial official at Hell in a Cell.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring for the main event. Randy Orton’s music hits next, and Bryan’s opponent at Hell in a Cell comes out to the stage. Orton asks who Bryan thinks he is. Does Bryan really think he can beat him? Orton thinks he’s way over his head with that pretty little fiancé of his. Talk about delusions of grandeur! He’s even over his head with his stupid little catchphrases. The fact that Bryan even thinks he has the slightest chance of beating him at Hell in a Cell means he’s way over his head. Now Shawn Michaels, who he’s had a problem with his entire career, as well as being Bryan’s mentor, is the special guest referee. Even with the odds in Bryan’s favor, he guarantees the world that he will not only once again become the WWE Champion, he will also unquestionably be the face of the WWE once more. Orton’s music hits as we go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust vs. The Shield
Goldust will start off against Roman Reigns. Goldust charges him, but Reigns immediately kicks and head-butts him down. Reigns punches and kicks him down in the corner before tagging in Dean Ambrose. Ambrose punches away at him before tagging in Seth Rollins. Rollins kicks away at him before tagging Reigns back in. Rollins holds Goldust up for Reigns to punch. Reigns sends him to the corner, but Goldust springboards off the second rope with a back elbow for a one count. Goldust reverses a whip to the ropes and hits an inverted atomic drop. Goldust kicks him in the head for a near fall. Goldust applies a side headlock, and Rhodes tags in. Reigns whips Goldust off, and Goldust hangs on to the ropes. Reigns then turns into a springboard missile dropkick from Rhodes for a two count. Rollins runs in to help, but Rhodes punches him down. Ambrose tries as well, but he meets the same fate. Reigns then blindsides him and sends him into the ring post shoulder first.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose raking Rhodes’ face off the top rope. Rollins is tagged in, and he kicks Rhodes in the midsection. Rollins hits a snapmare followed by a low dropkick to the face for a near fall. Rollins applies a modified chin lock, but Rhodes quickly fights up. Rollins attempts a neckbreaker, but Rhodes counters into a backslide pin for a two count. Rollins then clubs him down before ripping at the nose. Rollins punches him in the face before choking him on the ropes. Reigns is tagged back in, and he hits Rhodes with a big splash for a near fall. Reigns applies a modified cobra clutch (maggot), but Rhodes fights up. Rhodes hits the ropes, and Reigns floors him with a shoulder block for a two count. Rollins tags back in, and he kicks Rhodes in the midsection a few times. Rollins grabs him on the apron and suplexes him back into the ring for a two count. Reigns tags back in, and he grounds him with a chin lock. Rhodes fights up and punches, but Reigns pushes him into the ropes. Reigns then lowers his head and eats a kick. Rhodes then throws him out of the ring. Reigns gets in the ring to stop him, but Rhodes dropkicks him down. Rollins is tagged in, and he dropkicks Goldust off the apron. Rollins charges Rhodes, but Rhodes ducks the clothesline and takes him down with a high running knee.
Bryan and Ambrose are tagged in. Bryan ducks a clothesline and dropkicks Rollins in the corner. Bryan punches away at Ambrose before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Bryan scales the turnbuckle before back flipping over him. Bryan then ducks a clothesline and hits a flying clothesline of his own. Bryan gets pumped up before dropkicking him in the corner. Bryan puts him on the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana, but The Shield breaks up the pin. Goldust runs in and uppercuts Reigns before clotheslining him out of the ring. Rollins quickly kicks Goldust in the head, sending him out of the ring. Rhodes then takes Rollins out with the Disaster Kick. Ambrose then kicks Rhodes out of the ring. Ambrose and Bryan both hit the ropes before taking each other out with double cross-body blocks.
Outside the ring, Reigns sends Rhodes flying into the barricade. Reigns picks him up, but Goldust comes back with some punches to save his brother. Reigns pushes him down and sets up for a spear, but Goldust sidesteps him and sends him into the ring steps. Inside the ring, Bryan kicks away at Ambrose’s chest. Bryan hits the ropes, but Ambrose knees him in the midsection. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Bryan turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Bryan then hits a snap suplex before going to the top rope. Ambrose cuts him off and hits a double under-hook suplex off the top rope for a near fall broken up by Rhodes. Rollins punches him to the apron. Rhodes goes to back body drop him to the floor, but Rollins lands and sets up for a powerbomb to the floor. Rhodes hangs on to the ropes until Ambrose punches him off. Rollins then powerbombs Rhodes into Goldust, and they both go over the commentary table!
Bryan catches Ambrose with a Yes! Lock, but he releases it to get Rollins out of the ring. Bryan then gives Ambrose a back body drop over the top rope into Rollins! Bryan then takes them both out with a double suicide dive! Bryan puts Ambrose in the ring, and he catches him with the Flying Knee to the face for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust
Match Rating: ***
Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust celebrate together in the ring as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Erick Rowan and Luke Harper def. The Miz and Kofi Kingston
Brie Bella def. AJ Lee (non-title)
CM Punk def. Big E Langston
The Usos def. The Real Americans
Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust def. The Shield
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