WWE Smackdown Results
February 21, 2014
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Tonight’s main event will see Sheamus take on Christian. We’ll also see Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and Rey Mysterio take on The Wyatt Family.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. They show an article from USA Today where it talked about Daniel Bryan’s “YES!” chant influencing mainstream sports.
Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger w/ Cesaro and Zeb Colter
They show a replay of Daniel Bryan’s match against Christian on Monday Night RAW. Christian worked on Bryan’s arm the whole time before losing to Bryan. Kane then ordered Bryan to face him, and Kane worked on the arm some more. Bryan takes off his shirt, and his left shoulder is all taped up.
The bell rings, and Swagger grabs his arm. Bryan kicks him away as a “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. Swagger powers him to the corner and twists the injured arm, but Bryan pushes him off and kicks him in the legs a few times. Swagger pushes him away and runs into a drop-toe-hold. Bryan applies a side headlock, but Swagger fights up. Swagger whips him off, and Bryan turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Bryan kicks away at him in the corner before having a whip to the opposite corner reversed. Bryan scales the turnbuckles, backflips over him, ducks a clothesline, and takes him down with a flying elbow to the chest. Bryan then connects with a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan hits a second and goes for a third, but Swagger gets out of the ring to recover. Bryan takes him down with a baseball slide and goes for a flying knee off the apron, but Swagger catches him and drops him arm first on the barricade. Swagger then throws him into the barricade shoulder first. Swagger then puts him on his shoulders and throws him shoulder first into the ring post! Swagger rolls him back into the ring for a near fall.
Swagger applies a hammerlock before turning it into a wristlock. Swagger then powers him up by the arm and slams him down. Swagger then wraps the injured arm around the rope and stretches it before kneeing him in the ribs a few times. Swagger reapplies the hammerlock and keeps it locked in as he hits a waistlock slam on the arm! Swagger repeats the move for a near fall. Bryan is clutching at the arm, and a “YES!” chant breaks out. Swagger sets him up on the top rope and goes for a hammerlock belly-to-belly superplex, but Bryan slides out. Bryan charges out of the opposite corner with the Busaiku Knee Kick for the win out of nowhere!
Winner by Pinfall: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: * 1/2
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero comes out to the stage with Kane. Vickie congratulates Bryan on his victory. For that inspiring performance, he has earned the opportunity to compete in another match tonight. That match is against Cesaro, and it starts right now!
Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro w/ Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter
The bell rings, and Cesaro stomps Bryan down in the corner before squeezing his shoulder into the ring post. Cesaro then slams the arm against the ring post. Cesaro continues to work on the arm and stands on it. Cesaro pushes him to the corner and runs into a drop-toe-hold. Bryan kicks the rope to hurt Cesaro’s arm, and he kicks away at him in the corner. Bryan props him up on the top rope, but Cesaro punches him in the shoulder before falling off the top rope with his knee on Bryan’s shoulder for a near fall. Cesaro hits a hammerlock body slam before doing a double stomp to the shoulder for a near fall. Cesaro applies an arm bar before slamming the arm off the canvas a few times. Cesaro takes him down with an arm wrench before picking him up and throwing him to the corner. Bryan forearms him and goes for a cross-body block, but Cesaro catches him and turns it into a shoulder-breaker for a near fall. Cesaro then reapplies an arm bar. Bryan fights up, but Cesaro knees him. Cesaro then charges, and Bryan pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Bryan then takes him out with a suicide dive! Bryan throws him back into the ring, and Zeb Colter stands at the top of the steps to distract him. Cesaro then boots him off the apron. Swagger approaches Bryan with a steel chair in hand, but the referee catches him. The referee ejects him from ringside. Colter stands on the apron and argues, so the referee ejects him as well.
We come back from the break to see Cesaro whip Bryan to the corner and punch away at him. Kane is seen seated at ringside watching the match. Cesaro sets Bryan up on the top rope and strikes the shoulder a few times. During the commercial, Jack Swagger got into a brawl with Big E backstage. Cesaro goes for a superplex, but Bryan punches him off. Bryan then takes him out with a missile dropkick. Bryan grips at his shoulder, but he begins to pump himself up. Bryan gets to his feet and kicks Cesaro in the chest a few times while he’s on his knees. Bryan goes for a roundhouse, but Cesaro counters into the Cesaro Swing with an impressive twenty revolutions. Bryan rolls out of the ring to recover. Cesaro throws him back into the ring, and Bryan catches him with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cesaro comes right back with a Very European Uppercut for a near fall.
Cesaro waits for Bryan to get up in the corner, and Cesaro connects with a running European uppercut to the face. Cesaro punches away at him before backing up. Bryan then surprises him with the Busaiku Knee Kick! Kane immediately runs into the ring and Chokeslams him to cause the disqualification!
Winner by Disqualification: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: **
Kane grabs a microphone and says Cesaro has been disqualified for outside interference. The winner is Daniel Bryan. Kane said “winner” rather sarcastically. Kane then walks to the back. Cesaro then takes Bryan out with a Neutralizer before taunting the crowd with a “We the people” taunt.
Renee Young is backstage with Christian. Renee says we saw an aggressive attitude from Christian on RAW. Christian said from the moment he came back from injury that he was desperate. He knew the window of opportunity for him to be a champion again was closing. The last couple of weeks haven’t gone the way he wanted them to. To say he’s in a bad mood would be an understatement. He has to figure it out before the Elimination Chamber. If he doesn’t do it, who else will? Will the fans or the sloths at home do it for him? No! If he wants one more match, he has to do it himself. He’s desperate, and desperation equals dangerous. Sheamus is going to find that out tonight. He’s going to win the Elimination Chamber match and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion if it’s the last thing he does in the WWE.
Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and Rey Mysterio will take on The Wyatt Family later tonight.
They show the Bella Twins explaining how to use the WWE Network on any of the supported platforms.
Replays are shown from this past Monday’s RAW with the big confrontation between the Wyatt Family and The Shield at the end of the show.
The Wyatt Family makes their entrance illuminated by a single lantern carried by Bray Wyatt. Wyatt sits in his rocking chair and says there really isn’t much left to say. The Shield doesn’t realize it, but they’re three dominos set up in a line. When they fall, the next will follow. They ask, beg, and plead for people to believe in them, but he says how will anyone be able to believe in The Shield when they are crawling on their hands and knees looking up at the Eater of Worlds. Follow the buzzards!
The Wyatt Family vs. Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. Luke Harper will start the match against Rey Mysterio. Harper stares at Mysterio before powering him against the ropes and clubbing him down. Harper stands on his head before throwing him into the ropes. Mysterio slides through his legs, and Cody Rhodes blind tags in. Mysterio kicks Harper in the chest before hitting a double dropkick with Rhodes. Harper quickly takes Rhodes down with an uppercut. Harper head-butts him and hits the ropes, but Rhodes hits a misdirection clothesline for a one count. Harper quickly takes him down and kicks him in the midsection. Harper uppercuts him and tags in Erick Rowan. Rowan takes off the sheep mask and clubs Rhodes down. Harper head-butts him before going for a powerslam, but Rhodes slides off the shoulder and dropkicks him in the knee. Goldust is tagged in, and he punches him a few times. Rowan goes for a right hand in the corner, but Goldust ducks it and hits some of his own. Rowan misses a splash in the corner. Goldust goes for a running cross-body block, but Rowan catches him and hits a fall-away slam. Bray Wyatt talks a little trash to Goldust from the apron before being tagged in. Wyatt uppercuts him before clotheslining him down. Wyatt looks at him with his back arched.
We come back from the break to see Harper clubbing Goldust before doing the gator roll. Harper applies a side headlock, but Goldust fights up and elbows out. Harper punches him to his corner, but Goldust punches both Wyatt and Rowan down. Goldust then catches Harper with a sunset flip powerbomb.
Rhodes is tagged in, and he hits Harper with a springboard missile dropkick. Rhodes uppercuts him before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Rhodes boots him in the face and hits a moonsault press for a near fall. Harper pushes him against the ropes, but Rhodes pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Mysterio tags in, and he boots Harper in the face from the apron. Mysterio then gets in the ring, and Rhodes gives him some momentum to fly out of the ring with a body splash. Mysterio then hits him with a head-scissor takeover into the ring apron. Harper rolls into the ring, and Mysterio hits him with a hurricanrana into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Harper viciously big boots him down. Wyatt is tagged in, and he picks up a two count. Wyatt punches away at him before head-butting him in the corner. Rowan is tagged in, and he body slams Mysterio down. Rowan then shoulders him in the back for a near fall. Rowan applies a bear hug and viciously whips his body around. Mysterio elbows out and goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Rowan counters into a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Harper is tagged in, and he punches away at Mysterio. Harper uppercuts him down a few times before ripping at the mask. Harper hits a nice suplex before tagging Wyatt back in. Wyatt sends him to the corner and hits him with an avalanche. Wyatt goes for another, but Mysterio gives him a drop-toe-hold into the corner. Rowan is quickly tagged in, and he throws Mysterio to the corner. Rowan then runs into a boot.
Goldust is tagged in, and he hits Rowan with a clothesline. Goldust punches him and hits an inverted atomic drop before ducking a clothesline and hitting a spinebuster. Goldust knocks Harper off the apron. Rowan knees him in the midsection, but he runs into a back elbow soon after. Goldust takes him down with a twisting cross-body block. Goldust gets to his feet and throws Wyatt out of the ring. Goldust uppercuts Rowan into the ropes. Mysterio runs in and hits a 619. Goldust hits a powerslam and goes for the pin, but Harper pulls him out of the ring. Mysterio goes for a running hurricanrana on Harper, but Harper slams him into the barricade. Rhodes then takes him out with a top rope plancha, and they come very close to landing on Mysterio at ringside. Mysterio may have gotten hit there because Rhodes is checking on him to see if he is ok.
In the ring, Wyatt tags in, but Goldust doesn’t know it. Goldust punches Wyatt off the apron and gives Rowan a bulldog. Goldust sets Rowan up for Shattered Dreams, but Wyatt takes him out with a running shoulder block. Wyatt looks at him from upside down before hitting Goldust with Sister Abigail for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Later tonight, we’ll see Christian take on Sheamus. We see a replay from last week’s Smackdown when Sheamus accidentally gave Christian a Brogue Kick during their match.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Sheamus. Saxton asks for his thoughts on his match with Christian as well as the Elimination Chamber match. Sheamus says he feels partly responsible for Christian’s attitude. Maybe the Brogue Kick jarred something loose. Christian is obviously desperate and dangerous, but he couldn’t be happier. Sheamus is looking forward to a fight, and Christian’s attitude is just what the doctor ordered. Last week was an accident. Tonight, it won’t be.
Emma and Summer Rae are seen on split screens walking backstage. They’ll have a dance-off, next.
Summer Rae w/ Fandango vs. Emma w/ Santino Marella
Renee Young will be the MC of the event. The winner will be determined based on the audience applause. Summer Rae is first, and she actually does some decent dancing, but she gets booed. Before Emma goes, she whispers something to Renee. Renee says Emma is calling this dance “The Advanced Shopping Trolley.” Emma then does a version of my old dance move in high school, the lawnmower. Summer says she wasn’t ready. She needs them to play her baby’s music. Fandango’s music plays, and Summer Rae dances to that like a pro. She finishes with a big split. Emma gets another opportunity, and her music plays. Emma then does her dance. Renee polls the audience for the results. The audience boos Summer Rae and cheers Emma. Emma is declared the winner.
Summer Rae tries to throw Emma out of the ring, but Emma winds up throwing her out instead. Fandango knees Santino in the midsection and wiggles his hips in front of Emma. Emma then shoves Fandango, who falls over Santino. Emma then dropkicks him in the rear end to knock him out of the ring. Santino flirts with Emma a bit before they leave the ring.
A video airs which highlights Ron Simmons as WWE continues to honor Black History Month.
An Alexander Rusev promo is shown.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Titus O’Neil
Darren Young is on commentary for the next match. Ziggler circles around O’Neil before applying a waistlock. O’Neil throws him off, but Ziggler throws some sweat at him. Ziggler pushes him off and dropkicks him down. Ziggler goes for a running cross-body block, but O’Neil catches him, gives him a rib-breaker and throws him. O’Neil taunts the fans before talking some trash to Young. O’Neil clubs Ziggler in the face before kicking him in the ribs and stretching out the arm. O’Neil shouts at Young as he applies a chin lock. Ziggler gets out with a sit-out jawbreaker. Ziggler sidesteps a splash, ducks a clothesline, and takes him down with some punches. Ziggler leaps on him in the corner and hits some rapid punches. Ziggler follows up with a neckbreaker. O’Neil avoids a famouser and hits a big boot. Young gets up from commentary and blows a whistle. O’Neil stares at Young, and Ziggler rolls him up for the loss.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Darren Young continues to taunt him with the whistle on the ramp as O’Neil flips out in the ring.
Jimmy Uso will take on the Road Dogg, next.
Road Dogg w/ Billy Gunn vs. Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso
They lock up, and Uso powers him to the corner. Uso kicks him in the leg, and Road Dogg kicks and punches back. Road Dogg puts him in the corner before sending him into the ropes. Uso blocks a hip toss, but Road Dogg punches him in the ribs. Road Dogg then kicks him in the head and talks some trash to the crowd. Road Dogg then covers for a two count. Road Dogg applies a chin lock. Road Dogg releases it and continues to punch away at him in the corner. Road Dogg hits a snapmare for a one count. Road Dogg then reapplies a chin lock. Road Dogg stops him as he fights up and runs into a Samoan Drop.
Jimmy kicks him in the midsection, but Road Dogg soon comes back with a Shake, Rattle, and Roll attempt. Uso counters into a full nelson bomb. Uso goes for a running butt bump, but Road Dogg gets out of the ring. Road Dogg punches him in the face and goes for a Pumphandle Slam, but Uso gets out and superkicks him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jimmy Uso
Match Rating: 1/2 *
A video airs that hypes up the Elimination Chamber, the final stop on the Road to WrestleMania XXX.
Sheamus makes his entrance. He’ll face Christian in the main event, next.
Sheamus vs. Christian
They lock up, and Sheamus powers him to the corner. Sheamus gives a clean break. They lock up again, and Sheamus powers him back to the corner. Sheamus taunts Christian a bit before Christian applies a side headlock. Sheamus whips him off and hits a shoulder block. Sheamus stands tall and stares at Christian. Christian applies a waistlock, but Sheamus breaks out and elbows him. Sheamus runs over him with a shoulder block, and the referee keeps him back as Christian goes to the apron to recover. They lock up again, and Christian gives him a few right hands. Sheamus smiles, and he comes right back with some punches. Sheamus punches him in the corner before having a whip to the corner reversed. Sheamus goes for a powerslam, but Christian slides off. Christian then pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring.
Sheamus avoids a baseball slide and goes for a powerslam, but Christian again slides off the shoulder. Sheamus then kills him with a rolling fireman’s carry on the floor! Sheamus celebrates with the fans as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus hits a snapmare and shoulder him in the back. Sheamus applies a chin lock, but Christian fights out and slaps him. Christian slaps him again before getting out of a slam and giving him a drop-toe-hold into the ropes. Sheamus blocks a right hand after Christian slingshots over. Sheamus pulls him up to the barricade and goes for the Beats of the Bodhrán, but Christian gets out. Sheamus leaves the ring and slams Christian into the barricade. Sheamus then charges into a back body drop into the timekeeper’s area. Christian takes the padding off the barricade and pulls Sheamus a bunch of times into the exposed steel! Christian rolls him back into the ring and goes to the second rope. Sheamus slowly gets to his feet, and Christian takes him down with a missile dropkick for a two count. Christian stomps the injured arm a few times, and Sheamus screams in pain. Christian clubs the arm before wrapping it around the top rope and stretching it out. Sheamus fights back with some right hands, but Christian clubs him. Christian bends his arm back and stomps it. Sheamus screams in pain some more before Christian stomps him again. Christian then applies an overhead wristlock. Christian lets go and drops some head-butts on the shoulder for a two count. Sheamus fights back, but Christian punches him. Christian kicks him in the face and goes for the Killswitch, but Sheamus counters into a back suplex attempt. Christian flips through, and they trade punches. Christian gives him a back elbow before going to the top rope. Sheamus grabs him and slams him off the top rope.
Sheamus hits some Irish hammers before putting him in the corner for a shoulder thrust. Sheamus hits a high knee lift and a powerslam for a near fall. Christian comes back with a boot to the face, and he hits a tornado arm breaker for a near fall. Christian slingshots over the top rope and uppercuts him. Christian then get on the apron, and Sheamus hits him with the Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus gets him on his shoulder, but Christian elbows him in the face and throws him into the ring post shoulder first. Christian goes to the second rope for a tornado DDT, but Sheamus counters into the Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus hits it again, and they’re both down on the mat. Sheamus signals for his finisher, but Christian slides out of the ring. Sheamus follows him out, and Christian runs in. Sheamus catches him with a knee to the face and goes to the top rope, but Christian slams him off. Christian then hits a diving back elbow. Christian goes for the Killswitch, but Sheamus counters with White Noise for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: **
Sheamus celebrates on the turnbuckle before Christian clubs him off to the floor as the show ends.
Quick Match Results
Daniel Bryan def. Jack Swagger
Daniel Bryan def. Cesaro via DQ
The Wyatt Family def. Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes, and Goldust
Dolph Ziggler def. Titus O’Neil
Jimmy Uso def. Road Dogg
Sheamus def. Christian
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