WWE Smackdown Results
November 8, 2013
Charlotte, North Carolina
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A highlight package airs showcasing all the destruction caused by The Wyatt Family in the past two weeks, particularly when it comes to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. The Devil made Bray Wyatt commit these vicious attacks. On this past Monday’s RAW, Daniel Bryan and CM Punk got a measure of revenge against the Wyatts with the help of a steel chair.
CM Punk’s music hits, and the crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina gets pumped up for the Best in the World. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Punk grabs a microphone, and he says the title of Best in the World seems to mean a whole lot of things to a whole lot of different people. To the Wyatt Family, it means he’s the target of a three-on-one beat down. The Wyatts have a problem, and that problem is the Best in the World. Punk doesn’t know why they decided to attack him. Nobody does. No one is brave enough to get close and ask. Punk says he doesn’t care what the reason is because he’s here tonight to fight. He’s used to being outnumbered. Even when he’s outnumbered, he isn’t outgunned. He squashed the biggest rat the WWE has ever seen in Paul Heyman. If it’s a fight the Wyatts want, then why not right here, right now on Smackdown? Punk calls the Wyatts out because he’s here all night long. He’s not going anywhere until they show up, and he can kick them in their face.
Curtis Axel’s music hits, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion comes out to the stage. Axel says Punk needs to shut his mouth. He doesn’t care about the Wyatts. They can wait in line because he has some unfinished business with Punk. Because of Punk, Paul Heyman, his mentor and father figure, is laid up in a hospital in Europe. Axel says he’s going to make Heyman proud. He talked with Vickie Guerrero, and she booked him in a match against Punk. That match is right now.
CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, will officiate this match in his hometown. Axel quickly kicks and punches him to the corner before stomping him down. Axel shoves his knee in Punk’s face before the referee backs him up. Axel chops the chest and punches him down. Axel sends him to the opposite corner and charges into an elbow from Punk. Punk slams his head on the turnbuckle before going to the top rope for a jumping axe handle. Punk punches him before chopping the chest. Punk hits a snapmare and dropkicks him in the back of the head. Punk slaps him in the face and kicks him in the back of the knee a few times, each time turning him keister over teacup. Punk picks him up, but Axel pulls him face first into the turnbuckle. Axel throws him out of the ring. Axel goes to leave the ring, but Punk kicks him in the back of the knee. Punk gives him a front suplex on the barricade before alerting the crowd that it is indeed clobbering time.
We come back from the break to see Punk trapped in a modified abdominal stretch. Punk quickly fights up and gets him in position for a GTS, but Axel slides off and escapes the ring. Punk then takes him down with a baseball slide. Punk goes outside and puts him back in the ring, but Axel rolls out again. Axel then drives Punk into the barricade. Axel throws him back into the ring for a two count. Axel drops some elbows for another two count. Axel hits a backbreaker before going to the second rope for an elbow drop. Axel picks up another two count for that effort. Axel rubs Punk’s face into the mat before talking a little trash. Punk comes back with a kick to the knee and some chops. Axel reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into Punk’s boot. Punk springboards off the second rope with a cross-body, but he catches nothing but air as Axel moved. Axel then floor Punk with a big clothesline for a near fall. Axel quickly follows up with a modified camel clutch, but Punk fights up and hits him with a back suplex.
After both men take some time to recover, they get to their feet. Punk ducks a clothesline from Axel before catching him with a jumping calf kick. Punk hits him with a clothesline before catching him with a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall. Axel picks himself up in the corner, so Punk catches him with a high running knee followed by a short-arm clothesline. Punk goes to the top rope for his trademark diving elbow, but the Wyatt Family’s video glitches appear on the screen. The lights go out in the arena, but when they come back on, the Wyatts are nowhere to be seen. Punk is looking for them when Axel attacks him from behind and hits him with the Perfect-Plex, but Punk kicks out. Axel cannot believe it. Axel punches away at him before going for a neckbreaker, but Punk counters into a backslide pin attempt. Axel fights it, so Punk turns it into a GTS for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: CM Punk
Match Rating: * 3/4
CM Punk quickly looks around for the Wyatts, but they still haven’t appeared. All of a sudden, the sound of Bray Wyatt’s laughter is heard. The lights go out, and Wyatt appears on the titantron laughing. Wyatt then blows the lantern out.
3MB vs. The Usos and R-Truth
Jey Uso will start the match against Heath Slater. Jey quickly schoolboys him for a two count. Jey quickly kicks him in the midsection and shoulders him in the corner. Jimmy Uso tags in, and he catches Slater with a diving forearm in the corner. Jimmy chops him down, but Slater soon applies a side headlock. Drew McIntyre tags in, but Jinder Mahal quickly follows up with one of his own. Jimmy quickly takes down Slater and McIntyre until Mahal hits him with a high knee to the face. Mahal picks up a two count, and he punches away at Jimmy. Mahal hits a neckbreaker before dropping a knee for another two count. Slater tags in, and he quickly tags McIntyre in. Slater and Mahal hit a double-team slingshot suplex. McIntyre then kicks Jimmy in the head. McIntyre punches him down before Mahal tags in. Slater tags in as well, and they hit a triple-team neckbreaker. Jey breaks up the pinfall. Slater applies a chin lock, but Jimmy soon fights up. Slater quickly punches him down and goes for a body slam, but Jimmy slides off. Slater blocks a kick and spins him, but Jimmy catches him with an enzuigiri. Mahal is tagged in, and he knocks Jey off the apron. Mahal taunts R-Truth before Jimmy catches him with a full nelson bomb.
R-Truth is tagged in, and he clotheslines him down a few times before hitting some punches and a jumping calf kick. R-Truth catches him with a suplex stunner, but Slater breaks up the pinfall. Jimmy Uso quickly throws him out of the ring and gives McIntyre a back body drop to the outside. The Usos get the crowd going before taking Slater and McIntyre out with stereo running planchas. In the ring, R-Truth splits under a clothesline from Mahal and catches him with What’s Up? for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos and R-Truth
Match Rating: 3/4 *
R-Truth showcases some of his breakdancing moves after the match as Jimmy and Jey Uso watch on.
Daniel Bryan will take on Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family later tonight.
The Funkadactyls vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
A pre-taped promo with AJ Lee airs where she makes fun of the return of “Total Divas” this Sunday. She says it’s time to focus on who actually matters, the Divas Champion.
Cameron will start against Tamina Snuka. They lock up, and Tamina powers her to the corner. Tamina stomps her, but Cameron fights back. Cameron applies a headlock before using the ropes to take Tamina down. Naomi tags in, and they hit a double-team dropkick on Tamina before dancing around. Tamina charges them, but they pull the top rope down, which sends her out of the ring. Naomi fakes a senton to the outside, but Tamina comes back by pulling her out of the ring and clotheslining her down. Tamina stomps her before putting her in the ring for a one count. Tamina knees her in the face before tagging AJ Lee in. AJ kicks Naomi down before applying a front face lock. AJ wraps herself around Naomi, but Naomi soon fights out. AJ takes her down, but Naomi comes back with an enzuigiri.
Cameron is tagged in, and she clotheslines AJ before hitting her with two dropkicks. Cameron gets the crowd fired up before hitting a running cross-body for a near fall. AJ sidesteps her as she charges. Tamina is tagged in, but Cameron quickly hits her with a wheelbarrow bulldog for a near fall. Tamina whips her to the corner, but she runs into a back elbow. Cameron goes for a hurricanrana, but Tamina counters into a powerbomb. Naomi breaks up the pinfall. Naomi quickly takes AJ down, but Tamina soon punches her down. Tamina picks Cameron up by the hair and head-butts her a few times. AJ tags in, and she applies the Black Widow for the win.
Winners by Submission: AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Match Rating: *
Alberto Del Rio is seen walking backstage. He’ll address John Cena, next.
Alberto Del Rio challenges John Cena to the rematch
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring to jeers from the crowd. Del Rio waves the Mexican flag in the ring before grabbing a microphone. Del Rio says he’s more than just a world-class athlete – he’s a Mexican world-class athlete, and that makes him better than the rest of the world. It also makes him better than all the gringos in the arena. He should still be the World Heavyweight Champion, but John Cena stole the title from him. Del Rio says they cheer for him because they don’t know what’s good for them. They have no brains. If they were smart, they would see John Cena for what he really is – a thief. Cena is walking around with something he doesn’t deserve. The Americans don’t know this, but at Hell in a Cell, he was really sick. He had a fever, his knee and neck were hurt, but he begged the doctors to let him compete that night. Any of the lazy Americans would have called in sick that day, but not him. He is Mexican, and he has pride. After his rematch against John Cena, he is going to tell every gringo, “The Champ is here!”
John Cena’s music hits, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring to a great reception. Cena says he’s normally all exited to get down here, but today is a little different because Alberto Del Rio is sick. This is important. He is sick, and they have done nothing for him. Cena suggests to Michael Cole that they send him an Edible Arrangement as well as one of those cards that make music. The letter should read that he hopes Del Rio feels better, and he’s sorry he whooped his butt at Hell in a Cell.
Del Rio says everything is a joke to Cena. Del Rio says he’s acting like a stupid little kid. Del Rio demands that Cena leave his show right now. Del Rio points towards the stage. Cena tells him to make him leave. The World Heavyweight Champion is two feet away from Del Rio. He’s not calling in sick or taking the night off. Del Rio has a rematch, so Cena suggests we make this episode of Smackdown a championship edition. Del Rio says that’s exactly why he’s here. Del Rio calls for a referee to come out as well as a doctor. Cena is going back to the hospital. He’s going to take back his title, and he’s going to break Cena’s arm, tonight.
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero makes her way to the stage. Vickie says that she is in charge, and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match will not take place. However, Alberto Del Rio will face John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship in two weeks at Survivor Series. That is what’s best for business. Cena says Vickie is sick too – she’s got a chronic case of diarrhea of the mouth. Vickie has done two things that are best for business since she debuted: the day she got fired as a General Manager, and whenever she shuts the hell up. Del Rio says “Little Juanito” is right. Vickie excuses herself again before saying she’s already taken the initiative to pick their opponents for the evening. Later tonight, John Cena will be in action against Ryback. Since Del Rio is just as disrespectful as John Cena, he will be taking on this monster right now: The Great Khali.
Alberto Del Rio vs. The Great Khali
They lock up, and Khali pushes him into the ropes. Del Rio kicks and punches him, but Khali soon grabs him and pushes him into the ropes for a clothesline. Khali elbows him in the corner a few times before chopping the chest. Khali asks if the crowd wants one more, so he puts Del Rio on the top rope and chops him to the outside. Khali leaves the ring, and he head-butts Del Rio before sending him into the barricade. Khali throws him back into the ring, and Del Rio snaps his arm off the top rope as he tries to get back in. Del Rio kicks him in the leg to take him down, and he stomps away at Khali. Del Rio wraps Khali’s arm around the bottom rope before slamming it off the mat a few times. Del Rio applies a wristlock, but Khali knees out. Del Rio quickly kicks him before going to the second rope. Del Rio then jumps into Khali’s boot.
Khali pulls himself up, and he catches a charging Del Rio with a back elbow. Khali kicks him back before punching him out of the ring. Khali goes outside to throw him back in. Khali gets in the ring, and he viciously chops him in the corner. Khali sets him up on the top rope, but Del Rio catches him with a Cross Arm Breaker while hanging over the ropes. Khali swats him off, but Del Rio soon gets back in and kicks him in the shoulder. Del Rio then applies the Cross Arm Breaker for the victory.
Winner by Submission: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Later on tonight we’ll see John Cena take on Ryback. Daniel Bryan will face Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family, next.
Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper w/ Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt
The bell rings, and Bryan quickly jumps on him with some punches. Harper soon turns him in the corner and head-butts him down. Harper chokes him with his boot before uppercutting him down. Harper stands over him before doing his trademark gator roll. Bryan soon fights up from the front face lock and punches out. Harper pushes him into the ropes and avalanches him down. Harper then connects with a guillotine catapult into the second rope. Harper sends him into the ropes, but Bryan holds on. Harper charges, but Bryan back body drops him over the top rope. Bryan then connects with a suicide dive. Bryan kicks away at him at ringside, but Harper comes right back by sending him into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Harper delivering some stiff forearms in the corner. Harper stretches the injured shoulder out before punching away at it. During the commercial, Harper sent him shoulder first into the steel steps. Harper then throws him across the ring. Harper big boots him down for a near fall. Bray Wyatt is seen smiling as he watches on from his rocking chair. Harper applies a chin lock, but Bryan fights up and elbows him, but Harper clubs him down. Bryan catches him with a boot in the face before kicking away at him. Bryan catches him with a pair of dragon screw takedowns. Bryan then applies an Indian Deathlock before punching away at him for a two count.
Harper slaps him in the face and sends him to the corner, but Bryan backflips over him and hits a running elbow to the throat. Bryan gets the crowd into it as he viciously kicks away at Harper. Harper then counters the big kick into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Wyatt cannot believe it at ringside. Harper goes to pick Bryan up, but he counters into the Yes! Lock. Rowan quickly runs in and punches away at Bryan, and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: *
Harper and Rowan punch away at Bryan with a concentration on the injured, taped up shoulder. Wyatt soon gets on the apron, and CM Punk runs down to help out. Punk roundhouse kicks Harper out of the ring before Bryan takes out Rowan. Wyatt thinks about getting in the ring, but he gets off the apron instead and retreats to the back with his “family.”
The RAW Rebound highlights Big Show being hired back by Triple H only to be viciously attacked by The Shield and Randy Orton.
Footage is shown of Michael Cole interviewing Triple H about Kane’s new look and role. Triple H says Kane is the Director of Operations. He asked for an opportunity, and he got it. Cole asks if Triple H trusts Kane, and he says he absolutely does. Cole says people were so interested in Kane’s new look that “#CorporateKane” was trending worldwide. Triple H says Kane is a complex individual. Cole should know Kane is not the one-dimensional monster everyone thinks he is.
John Cena makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in a non-title match against Ryback, next.
John Cena vs. Ryback
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is back to officiate another match. They circle the ring and lock up. Ryback applies a side headlock before hitting a takeover. Cena soon fights up and whips him off. Ryback quickly runs him over with a shoulder block, and he reapplies the side headlock. Cena powers out and applies a side headlock of his own. Ryback whips him off, and Cena attempts to shoulder block him, but Ryback doesn’t go down. Cena punches away at Ryback before sending him to the opposite corner. Cena goes for a bulldog, but Ryback throws him off. Ryback kicks him a few times before picking him up and punching him down. Ryback punches him in the midsection before hitting a military press slam. Ryback taunts the crowd before shouldering him in the corner a few times. Ryback sends him to the opposite corner and charges, but Cena sidesteps him. Ryback hits the ring post shoulder first.
We come back from the break to see Cena trapped in a Boston Crab, but he quickly fights out and goes for an STF, but Ryback kicks him off. Ryback shoulder blocks him down before taunting the crowd. Ryback whips him hard to the corner, and Cena crashes down to the mat. Ryback puts his foot on Cena’s head before kicking him in the ribs. Ryback chokes him with his boot before punching him back to the corner. Ryback whips him hard to the corner again for a near fall. Ryback applies a front face lock, but Cena soon fights up. Ryback quickly applies a bear hug, but Cena fights out and head-butts away at him. Ryback reverses a whip, but he runs into Cena’s elbow. Cena tries for a shoulder block, but Ryback doesn’t go down. Cena then ducks a clothesline and finally takes him down with a shoulder block.
Cena catches Ryback with a back suplex powerbomb before going for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Ryback counters with the spinebuster before signaling for the end. Ryback goes for the Shell Shocked, but Cena counters into a DDT. Cena goes for the AA, but Ryback elbows out and connects with a Jackhammer for a near fall. Ryback signals for the meat hook clothesline, but Cena counters into a drop-toe-hold. Cena then applies the STF. Ryback screams in pain before clawing his way over to the bottom rope. Ryback quickly gets to his feet and spears him down for a near fall. Ryback calls for a powerbomb, but Cena slides off and hits a full nelson neckbreaker for a near fall.
Cena goes to the top rope, and he connects with a cross-body block. Cena then goes for the AA, but Ryback hangs on to the top rope. Ryback pushes Cena off and hits a running powerslam for a near fall. They trade punches and kicks with Cena coming out on top. Cena hits the ropes, and Ryback connects with a meat hook clothesline. Ryback pulls the straps down and goes for the Shell Shocked, but Cena slides off and hits the AA for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: John Cena
Match Rating: **
John Cena doesn’t even have time to celebrate as Alberto Del Rio quickly charges the ring and kicks him in the injured arm. Del Rio pulls him to the ring post and slams the injured arm off it. Del Rio then kicks it into the post. Del Rio gets back in the ring, and Cena begins to fight back with one arm. Del Rio quickly gets out of the ring in retreat.
Quick Match Results
CM Punk def. Curtis Axel (non-title)
The Usos and R-Truth def. 3MB
AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka def. The Funkadactyls via Submission
Alberto Del Rio def. The Great Khali via Submission
Daniel Bryan def. Luke Harper via DQ
John Cena def. Ryback (non-title)
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