WWE Smackdown Results
January 10, 2014
By: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video showcases Daniel Bryan’s debut on Monday Night RAW as a member of The Wyatt Family. Bryan was in a six-man tag team match where he displayed a lot of aggressiveness. The Wyatts came up short however. Wyatt says that Bryan only hears his truth.
We’re then brought into the arena with a very rare pyrotechnics display to kick off the show. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show as The Usos come to the ring.
Jimmy and Jey Uso vs. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan are not at ringside for this match. Luke Harper will start the match against Jimmy Uso. Harper quickly grabs Jimmy and powers him to the corner before clubbing him down. Harper hits a European Uppercut before sending him into the ropes. Harper lowers his head and eats a kick. Jey Uso tags in as Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Harper. Jey punches Harper in the face and gets in the ring. Jimmy kicks Harper in the midsection, and Jey dropkicks him in the face. Jimmy is tagged back in, and he hits an axe handle to Harper’s shoulder blade. Jimmy then charges into an uppercut. Erick Rowan is tagged in, and he clubs Jimmy down. Rowan elbows him in the head before going for a powerslam, but Jimmy slides off his shoulder. Jimmy punches him in the face, but soon has a whip reversed on him. Jimmy goes for a sunset flip, but Rowan doesn’t go down. Rowan goes for a leg drop, but Jimmy moves out of the way. Jimmy kicks him in the chest before hitting the ropes. Rowan counters him with a flapjack.
Rowan props Jimmy up on the top rope and clubs away at the chest. Harper tags in, and he pummels Jimmy down to the mat. Harper picks him up and chops the chest a few times. Rowan is tagged back in, and he punches Jimmy in the ribs. Rowan head-butts him, but Jimmy responds with some punches and chops. Rowan blocks a kick and spins him around, but Jimmy counters with an enzuigiri. Rowan stumbles to his corner, and Harper tags in. Harper elbows Jey off the apron, and he big boots Jimmy down for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Harper doing the gator roll to Jimmy. Harper then applies a grounded side headlock. Jimmy fights up, but Harper pushes him into the ropes and clotheslines him down. Rowan is tagged back in, and he body slams Jimmy down. Rowan then digs his fists into Jimmy’s temples. Jimmy fights up, and he gets out of it with a jawbreaker. Jimmy stumbles to the corner, and Rowan runs into a boot. Jimmy then goes to the top rope, and he lays Rowan out with a corkscrew plancha.
Jey Uso and Harper are tagged in. Jey clotheslines Harper and knocks Rowan off the apron. Jey clotheslines Harper again before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Harper runs into a back elbow, and Jey kicks him in the midsection before punching him to the corner. Jey hits him with a running forearm before ducking a clothesline and hitting a Samoan Drop. Jey gets the crowd into it before hitting Harper with a running butt bump to the face. Jey drags him to the middle of the ring before kicking Rowan before he got into the ring. Harper then catches him with a sit-out body slam, but Jimmy breaks up the pinfall. Harper pushes Jimmy out of the ring, and Jey schoolboys him for a near fall. Harper punches him in the face, but he soon receives a back body drop out of the ring. Jey then takes him out with a running plancha.
Jey lifts Harper up to put him back in the ring, but Rowan quickly runs him over with an avalanche. The referee is getting higher in the count. Rowan looks menacingly at the crowd before being taken out by a diving shoulder block off the apron from Jimmy Uso. Jimmy gets to his feet, and Harper takes him down with a spinning clothesline! Jey goes to send Harper into the steps, but Harper reverses it on him. The referee counts both men out.
Match Rating: * 1/2
Harper revives Rowan, and they throw Jey into the ring. Harper and Rowan prepare to attack Jey when Jimmy runs in to make the save. Jimmy superkicks Harper and ducks a clothesline from Rowan before pulling Jey out of the ring. The Usos escape up the ramp as Harper and Rowan stare them down.
All of a sudden, the lights go out. They come back on quickly, and we see that Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt have attacked the Usos. Bryan sends one of them into the barricade as Rowan and Harper join in on the beating. They throw Jimmy into the ring, and Bryan takes him down with a Running Knee. Bryan sticks his tongue out and makes a wild face. They then stand Jey up, and Wyatt bends backwards to look at him. Wyatt then hits him with Sister Abigail. Bryan piles the Usos up, and he kneels alongside Wyatt with his arms extended. The crowd is chanting “NO!” There were some serious production mishaps during that final segment. Only the hard camera was used.
Vickie Guerrero is backstage in her office when Randy Orton, the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, comes up to her. Orton asks where Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are. Vickie says they aren’t there tonight. Orton reminds her that he said on RAW that The Authority needs to consult with him before they put him in a match. Vickie goes to say it is “best for business,” but Orton cuts her off. Orton says he’s sick of that statement, and he hates it. Orton says this Monday on RAW, he’s going to give The Authority a piece of his mind. That’s what is best for Randy Orton.
Tonight’s main event will see CM Punk team up with the New Age Outlaws to take on The Shield. The Miz will interview Big Show on Miz TV about why he confronted Brock Lesnar on RAW, next.
Miz TV with special guest The Big Show
The Miz welcomes the crowd to the most must-see WWE talk show in history. Speaking of “must-see,” his guest was involved in one of the most must-see segments on Old School RAW. A replay is shown of Lesnar breaking Mark Henry’s arm. Big Show then made an appearance, and Lesnar left the ring. Heyman tried to distract Big Show so Lesnar could blindside him, but Big Show saw it coming. Big Show then threw Lesnar across the ring.
The Miz introduces the Big Show, and he comes out to the ring smiling at the crowd. The Miz says when it comes to Brock Lesnar, most people run in the other direction in fear. He’s been wreaking havoc all over WWE, including breaking the arm and dislocating the elbow of Mark Henry. Big Show went after Brock Lesnar. Big Show threw Lesnar across the ring like a rag doll. Miz asks what was going through Big Show’s mind. Big Show says there is only so much crap a person can take. Between Paul Heyman running his mouth and Lesnar breaking Henry’s arm, that was his limit. The truth of the matter is he does not like Brock Lesnar. He didn’t like him when he was there before. He was happy when he left. He likes him even less now that he’s back. Everyone is afraid to confront Brock Lesnar because everyone that does winds up like Mark Henry. All he knows is this past Monday, Lesnar wasn’t in the ring with a man. He was in the ring with a giant. Lesnar doesn’t seem like the baddest man on the planet anymore. Big Show then challenges Brock Lesnar to a fight.
Paul Heyman walks out to the stage to a chorus of boos. Heyman reminds everyone of his name, but Big Show isn’t looking to see him. Big Show is looking to fight his client, Brock Lesnar. Since Lesnar is not just a fighter – he’s the ultimate fighter in WWE – why wait to fight Brock Lesnar? Why not fight Brock Lesnar right here and now in Philadelphia? Heyman then says Brock Lesnar does not fight Big Show when he wants to fight. Big Show can fight Brock Lesnar when he says he can fight Brock Lesnar. On behalf of his client, Big Show may fight him at the Royal Rumble PPV. Just for the record, if he’d like to pick a fight with his client before the Royal Rumble PPV, he assures him that Lesnar will not be a hard man to find. Heyman smiles at him as Big Show’s music hits.
Randy Orton will take on Big E Langston later tonight in a non-title match. Coming up next, we’ll take a look at the WWE Network announcement.
A vignette airs that announces Batista will be in the Royal Rumble match later this month.
A video then airs that highlights the WWE Network announcement from Wednesday. The WWE Network will debut after RAW on February 24, 2014.
Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, and Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans, Ryback, and Curtis Axel
Curtis Axel will start the match against Diego. They lock up, and Diego takes him down with a snapmare. Axel kicks and punches him down before hitting a body slam. Axel steps on his face before having a whip to the ropes reversed on him. Axel takes him down with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. Diego stops him with an “Olé!” before putting him in the corner. Diego chops the chest before sending him to the opposite corner. Diego charges into a back body drop attempt, but he hangs on to the top rope. Diego then goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Axel pushes him to the apron. Diego then shoulders him in the midsection and hits him with a slingshot head-scissor takeover. Fernando is tagged in, and they hit stereo dropkicks for a two count.
Axel powers Fernando to the corner, and Antonio Cesaro tags in. Cesaro takes him down with a European Uppercut before hitting a body slam. Fernando then takes him down with a head-scissor takeover. Fernando then ducks a clothesline and hits a springboard back elbow. Diego and Jack Swagger are tagged in, and Diego takes him down with a springboard chop. Axel and Sin Cara are tagged in, and Sin Cara takes him down with a missile dropkick. Ryback is tagged in. Sin Cara ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of dropkicks. Rey Mysterio is tagged in, and they hit a double-team drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Ryback gets out of the ring and regroups with his partners.
We come back from the break to see Swagger knee Mysterio in the midsection. Swagger goes to slam him into the corner, but Mysterio slides off his shoulder. Mysterio then runs into a back elbow. Swagger goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Mysterio gets his feet up. Mysterio kicks him in the head and covers, but Ryback and Axel break it up. Los Matadores run in and dropkick them out of the ring. They then take out Ryback with stereo suicide dives. El Torito then takes Axel out with a top rope senton to the floor! In the ring, Swagger runs into Mysterio’s boot in the corner. Mysterio goes for a wheelbarrow bulldog, but Swagger counters into a Patriot Lock attempt. Mysterio then twists him into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Swagger catches him and slams him down for a near fall broken up by Sin Cara. Cesaro runs in, and he takes Cara out along with himself. Swagger goes for a Gutwrench Powerbomb, but Mysterio counters into a hurricanrana into the ropes. Mysterio hits him with a 619 before going to the top rope for a splash. Mysterio picks up the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, and Los Matadores
Match Rating: * 1/2
The commentators talk about the storied rivalry between Randy Orton and John Cena before talking about their match at the Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. They then show a video giving us all the highlights.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring, and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion does not get a great reception from the crowd. He’ll be in action against the WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston, next.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion
Randy Orton vs. Big E Langston
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. They circle the ring and lock up. They fight for positioning before Langston powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up again, and Orton applies a side headlock. Langston whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Orton quickly slides back and out of the ring before anything else can happen. They lock up again, and Langston applies a side headlock this time. Orton fights up and whips him off. Orton leapfrogs him, and Langston takes him down with a shoulder block. Orton gets out of the ring again to regroup. Orton takes a few moments before getting in the ring. Orton kicks and clubs Langston down before punching him in the face a few times. Orton relaxes on the ropes and looks at the crowd. Orton stomps his face before picking him up to knee him in the midsection. Orton uppercuts him before wrenching the arm and head-butting him. Orton hits the ropes, and Langston takes him down with a shoulder block for a one count.
Langston punches Orton in the ribs a few times before wrenching the arm and elbowing him in the shoulder blade. Langston then applies an arm bar, but he soon releases it. Langston punches him in the ribs again before powering him to the corner. Langston his some shoulder thrusts in the corner before punching him in the ribs again. Langston hits some more shoulder thrusts before Orton gets a knee up. Langston is stunned, and Orton takes advantage by clubbing and head-butting him. Langston soon begins to not sell the blows. Langston then pops to his feet and gives him a backbreaker. Langston then picks him up and hits another backbreaker for a near fall. Langston picks him up, and Orton punches him in the face a few times. Langston reverses a whip to the corner and hits a running shoulder thrust. Langston goes for the Big Ending, but Orton slides off and gets out of the ring to regroup. Orton tries to attack while Langston is posing for the crowd, but he catches him. Orton then slides back out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Langston trapped in a chin lock. Langston fights up, and he elbows out. Langston hits the ropes, and Orton knees him in the midsection for a two count. Orton then goes back to the chin lock. Langston fights up and elbows out again. Langston punches him and hits the ropes, but Orton throws him out of the ring. Orton gets out of the ring and sends him into the steel steps. Orton picks him up and smashes his face off the steps before putting him into the ring for a near fall. Orton applies a chin lock, but Langston fights up again. Orton quickly sends him into the corner, and he runs into Langston’s elbow. Langston then takes him down with a clothesline.
Langston gets himself fired up, and he drops Orton with a pair of clotheslines and a belly-to-belly side suplex. Langston jumps over him twice before hitting a big splash for a near fall. Langston picks him up, and he hits his trademark backbreaker. Orton kicks him in the ribs and hits a hanging DDT. Orton taunts the crowd before dropping down in position for an RKO. Langston gets to his feet, and he pushes Orton to the corner as he tries for an RKO. Langston avalanches him in the corner. Orton drops to the mat. Langston goes to pick him up, but Orton pokes him in the eye and hits the RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Match Rating: **
CM Punk will team with the New Age Outlaws to take on The Shield in the main event.
The Wyatt Family’s image appears on the screen. The Wyatt Family is then shown backstage with Daniel Bryan standing alongside them. Bray Wyatt says “fate” is a strange beast. She warms your heart with her eyes right before she tears you apart with her teeth. Are her virtues worth this gamble? Wyatt asks if he breaks one of the Usos bones will the other one feel it? Wyatt asks if they’re tired of playing the hero. Don’t they realize they’re living in a giant lie? Bryan screams, “LIE!” Bryan says everything they’ve ever been told is a lie, and it makes him so mad he wants to ram their heads into a wall until he destroys something. Wyatt simply looks into the camera and says, “Run.”
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Xavier Woods w/ The Funkadactyls
R-Truth joins Michael Cole and JBL on commentary for the next match. They lock up, and Fandango quickly takes him down with an arm drag. Fandango dances around a little bit before they lock up again. Woods applies a side headlock, but Fandango soon whips him off. Woods ducks a pair of clotheslines and hits a head-scissor takeover. Woods does a little breakdance after that. Fandango quickly clubs him in the face and punches away at him before throwing him out of the ring. Fandango dances in the ring some more. Woods gets on the apron and shoulders Fandango in the midsection. Woods then springs into the ring and rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Xavier Woods
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Summer Rae gets right in Woods’ face after the match. The Funkadactyls run in and sweep her feet before pulling her out of the ring. Fandango then attacks Woods from behind. That causes R-Truth to run into the ring and punch him. Woods and R-Truth send him into the ropes for a double dropkick. R-Truth, Wood, and The Funkadactyls dance in the ring to end the segment.
Tom Phillips is backstage with the Usos. Phillips asks Jey Uso how he’s feeling, but he simply kicks a chair. Jimmy Uso says they understand what the Wyatts do. They play mind and numbers games. They put that fear into you where you’re supposed to be scared, but they stand up. When their backs are against the wall, they stand up. They fight back. That’s exactly what they’ll do with Bray Wyatt and Daniel Bryan. They’re going to bring the pain to them on Monday Night RAW.
We’ll take a look at Old School RAW, next.
They show highlights from the Old School RAW, especially with Jake “The Snake” Roberts coming out at the end and putting Damien on top of Dean Ambrose.
The Shield makes their way to the ring. As they do, a replay is shown from Monday Night RAW when Roman Reigns defeated CM Punk in the main event. In the ring, Roman Reigns grabs a microphone and says this past Monday’s RAW was Old School. It was a night to celebrate their history and the legends that own it. Legends like “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and Jake “The Snake” Roberts. With all those legends in the house, only one thing mattered: when Roman Reigns pinned CM Punk and became the new “Best in the World.”
Dean Ambrose says he hates snakes. They’re scaly, slimy, slithering, and beady-eyed evil little creatures. He doesn’t know how it is legal for one to own a ten-foot python in the United States. Somebody will pay for that. Ambrose asks if anyone realizes what kind of nightmares that gives you. Ambrose says if the snake was here, he’d choke it out and rip its skin off. Seth Rollins says that was Monday night. Tonight is not Old School RAW. Tonight is not about the history of WWE. Tonight is about the future of WWE. Rollins says he is no Nostradamus, but he does know that the future does not involve the New Age Outlaws. Monday on RAW, the Outlaws stuck their noses in their business. Tonight, it will be their pleasure to put “The Road Dogg” Jesse James and Billy Gunn out of their misery. As for CM Punk, they’ll just do what they do every single time they get in the ring with CM Punk: they’ll break him. They will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are the future of this company. Believe in The Shield!
The New Age Outlaws make their entrance. The main event is next.
The Shield vs. The New Age Outlaws and CM Punk
CM Punk will start the match against Dean Ambrose. They circle the ring and lock up. Punk powers him to the corner and gives a rough break. They lock up, and Ambrose applies a hammerlock before taking him down. Punk quickly applies a head-scissor, but Ambrose kips out. Punk then hits a headlock takeover. Ambrose fights up, and Punk backs him to his corner. “The Road Dogg” Jesse James tags in, and he punches Ambrose in the ribs before wrenching the arm. Road Dogg powers him to the corner and hits a shoulder thrust before tagging in Billy Gunn. Gunn kicks him before wrenching the arm a few times. Ambrose quickly stuns him with a jab and tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins runs into an arm drag, and Gunn applies an arm bar. Gunn elbows the arm a few times before tagging James back in. James wrenches the arm before tagging in Punk.
Punk comes off the top rope with an elbow to the arm. Rollins quickly punches and kicks Punk down before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose walks into a drop-toe-hold, and Punk snaps down on his knee a few times. Ambrose quickly powers him to the corner and punches him before raking his face on the ropes. Ambrose punches him in the mouth before sending him into the ropes. Ambrose lowers his head and eats a kick. Ambrose rolls under a roundhouse. Punk catches Rollins trying to interfere with a GTS attempt, but Roman Reigns pulls him off. Punk rolls under a double clothesline, and the New Age Outlaws punch Rollins and Reigns in their faces. Gunn punches Reigns in the face before they throw him over the top rope. The Shield has to regroup.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose choking James on the ropes while talking some trash. Ambrose sends him into the ropes, but James ducks a clothesline and hits his signature Shake, Rattle, and Roll. James then hits his shaking knee drop for a two count. James sends him into the ropes, but Rollins blind tags in. Ambrose holds on to the ropes and slides out of the ring as Rollins connects with a flying knee to the temple. Rollins covers him, but Gunn breaks it up. Reigns tags in, and they hits a wishbone split on James. Reigns kicks away at him before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose stomps the leg before picking him up to punch him down. Ambrose mocks Shake, Rattle, and Roll, but James comes back with a jab of his own. James hits the ropes, and Ambrose knees him in the midsection. Rollins tags in. Ambrose dropkicks James before Rollins connects with one for a near fall. Rollins then rips at his nose before applying a chin lock. James soon fights up and elbows out. Rollins then connects with an STO into the turnbuckle for a near fall. Road Dogg punches him, but Rollins just stomps away at him. Rollins then rips at the face again. Ambrose tags in, and he continues the assault on James. Ambrose stomps his hand and hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Reigns tags in, and he punches him down for a near fall. Reigns then applies a chin lock, but James soon fights up. Reigns quickly knees him in the midsection and sends him into the ropes, but Road Dogg comes back with a DDT. Rollins tags in, and he knocks Gunn off the apron. Rollins then runs into a back body drop from Road Dogg.
Punk and Ambrose are tagged in. Punk goes for a springboard clothesline, but Ambrose avoids it. Punk then hits him with a jumping calf kick. Punk takes him down with some hammer throws before hitting a neckbreaker. Punk connects with a high running knee in the corner. Punk tries to follow up with a short-arm clothesline, but Ambrose ducks it. Punk kicks him in the midsection and connects with a springboard cross-body block for a two count. Punk goes for the GTS, but Ambrose slides off and goes for his Headlock Driver. Punk pushes him off, and they both hit the ropes. They then both connect with running cross-body blocks.
Gunn and Reigns are tagged in. Gunn takes him down with a pair of right hands before sending him into the ropes for a big boot. Gunn then catches Rollins with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Gunn hits Reigns with the Jackhammer for a near fall. Ambrose broke that up. The Road Dogg runs in, but Ambrose clotheslines him over the top rope. Punk then comes in and goes for a GTS on Ambrose, but he slides off. Punk then ducks a clothesline and takes Rollins out with a suicide dive. In the ring, Gunn goes for a Famouser on Ambrose, but Reigns, the legal man, takes him out with a Spear for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Shield
Match Rating: **
The Shield leave through the crowd as Punk and the New Age Outlaws look on sadly in the ring.
Quick Match Results
Jimmy and Jey Uso NC Erick Rowan and Luke Harper (DCO)
Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, and Los Matadores def. The Real Americans, Ryback, and Curtis Axel
Randy Orton def. Big E Langston (non-title)
Xavier Woods def. Fandango
The Shield def. The New Age Outlaws and CM Punk
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