WWE Smackdown Results
March 14, 2014
Little Rock, Arkansas
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events from this past Monday’s RAW. Daniel Bryan led an “Occupy RAW” movement in the ring. About a hundred people in “YES!” t-shirts got in the ring and surrounded it. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon tried to ignore it, but they wouldn’t leave the ring. They tried to send Damien Sandow out to start a match, but he wouldn’t get in the ring. Finally, Triple H acquiesced and agreed to have a match against Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania XXX. Bryan said that wasn’t all he wanted. If he beats Triple H, then he gets inserted into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match later that night. Triple H had to be restrained by security before angrily agreeing to the stipulation.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show.
Lilian Garcia asks the crowd to welcome the WWE COO Triple H to the ring. Triple H gets in the ring and goes to speak, but a “YES!” chant breaks out. Triple H looks around the arena, and he says that must feel good. He’s sure they had one of the greatest nights of their lives on Monday night. Daniel Bryan had the greatest moment of his career. Triple H is happy that they’ve had their moment in the sun. However, he is here to inform that because of them Daniel Bryan is not here tonight. Triple H says he’ll deal with Daniel Bryan at Monday Night RAW, and he’ll end all of this at WrestleMania. This leads him to the people. He’s happy they had their moment. Judging by the sound and the look of it, had all of them been there at Memphis for the Occupy RAW movement, they’d have loved to have gotten in the ring and participated. Triple H says they traded in all of their happy tomorrows for Monday Night RAW. Now, he’s going to end the YES Movement.
Triple H says the YES Movement could have continued to grow like it had since Summerslam, the place he started protecting Daniel Bryan. He protected Bryan at Summerslam for all of the people. If Bryan had succeeded, he’d have been dumped into the deep end with the sharks of this industry where he immediately would have been devoured. He protected Bryan to give the people hope and let them have a dream. That is what Bryan and the YES Movement represents: hope. Hope for all of the people and their pathetic lives. A “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. Triple H says he’s been protecting their hopes and dreams by protecting Bryan, but at the end of the day, Bryan is exactly like them. They dream of succeeding, but like the people, Bryan is just not good enough to succeed. At WrestleMania, he will now crush their hopes and dreams. At WrestleMania, he will put an end to this little YES Movement. He will end Daniel Bryan. There will be no triple threat. There is no pot of gold or fairytale. There is no happily ever after. At WrestleMania, he puts an end to the peoples’ dreams, and he buries Daniel Bryan.
The show goes on, so without further adieu, here is the first competitor for tonight. Coincidentally, this man was part of the Occupy RAW movement on Monday. Here is Damien Sandow.
Sandow makes his way to the ring and approaches Triple H. Triple H asks Sandow to refrain from his “verbose justification.” Triple H then mentions for the uninformed that he told Sandow to “shut up.” Triple H wants to play out a little scenario. The boss tells his talent to do his job. The talent then refuses to do his job. It doesn’t take a Mensa candidate to figure out that there would be some serious and devastating repercussions from the boss to said talent, unless that talent could look him in the eye and apologize. Maybe they could put this behind them. Sandow says he does apologize, and it won’t happen again. Triple H says he’s happy they could come to this accord. No harm, no foul. Vickie Guerrero told him that Sandow would be competing first tonight. She didn’t say against whom, but he wanted to wish Sandow luck anyway.
Triple H goes to leave the ring and then stops. The Shield’s music then hits, and Triple H then leaves the ring. The Shield comes in through the crowd as Michael Cole complains that Triple H influenced this matchup. Sandow will face a member of The Shield, next.
Damien Sandow vs. Seth Rollins w/ Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
We join this match in progress, and we see Rollins take Sandow down with a snapmare before stomping the hand. Rollins punches away at him before sending him into the ropes. Sandow holds on to the ropes, so Rollins charges at him. Sandow gives him a back elbow before giving him a back body drop to the apron. Sandow then kicks him in the knee to knock him out of the ring. Sandow goes to leave the ring, but the rest of The Shield is standing there waiting for him. Rollins gets back in the ring, and Sandow ambushes him with kicks and punches. The referee backs him off, and he gets right back on him with more punches and kicks. Sandow tries to yank him out of the corner for a slam, but Rollins flips to his feet and hits an STO into the turnbuckle. Sandow regains his composure and tries for a clothesline, but Rollins ducks it and catches him with a step-up enzuigiri. Sandow stumbles to the corner, and Rollins hits him with a splash before dropkicking him down. Rollins goes to the apron and goes for a springboard Black Out, but Sandow rolls out of the ring.
Sandow tries to leave the ring, but Reigns and Ambrose surround him on both sides. Rollins then takes him out with a suicide dive. Rollins puts him in the ring and hits the Black Out for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: *
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns put their fists together, but Ambrose wouldn’t put his fist in. Ambrose pushed Rollins before leaving the ring. Rollins and Reigns smiled as Ambrose threw Sandow back into the ring. The Shield start triple-teaming Sandow now, and Michael Cole says this is The Shield of old. They then hit Sandow with the Triple Powerbomb before putting their fists together in the ring.
Replays are shown of the final moments of the match and the beat down afterward.
The Big Show knocked out Kane last week on Smackdown. This week, they’ll fight in the main event.
Big E is seen walking backstage. He’ll be in action, next.
Michael Cole and JBL talk about the WWE Network and how much you can get on it.
A replay is shown of Hulk Hogan on Monday Night RAW announcing the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX.
Big E vs. Fandango w/ Summer Rae
While Fandango makes his entrance, they show a pre-taped promo. Fandango says the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal needs a little grace and class. When the fighting stops, there will be one man dancing victorious. That man’s name is Fandango.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Fandango knees him in the midsection and punches him down. Fandango clubs him in the back of the head and knees him in the face. Fandango drops a knee before clubbing the chest. Fandango hits the ropes, and Big E catches him with a pair of clotheslines before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E jumps over him twice before hitting a big splash. Fandango quickly kicks him in the knee before any further damage can be inflicted. Fandango goes for a tornado DDT, but Big E throws him off. Big E then ducks a clothesline and runs over him with a clothesline of his own. Big E pulls the straps down and flattens Fandango with the Big Ending for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big E
Match Rating: 3/4 *
A replay is shown of Paul Heyman begging the Undertaker on RAW not to step into the ring with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX because his streak will be conquered. Undertaker said if Brock Lesnar showed up at WrestleMania, he would Rest in Peace.
Bad News Barrett’s podium rises high above the people in Little Rock. Barrett says the Undertaker is 21-0 at WrestleMania, and they can agree that it is an incredible achievement, but he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. The streak is going to come to an end at WrestleMania XXX, and their children will be up all night in tears. As a result, they won’t get any sleep, and they’ll go to work the next day exhausted. The chances are they’ll fall asleep in the middle of an important meeting. Subsequently, you will be fired. Barrett thanks the crowd while the commentators talk about who would fall asleep in the middle of a meeting.
Bray Wyatt will be in action later tonight. Coming up next, we’ll see Cody Rhodes and Goldust take on The Real Americans.
The Bella Twins explain how best to use the WWE Network on all of your devices.
The Real Americans vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Goldust will start the match out against Jack Swagger. They circle the ring and lock up. Swagger quickly applies a side headlock, so Goldust whips him off. Swagger takes him down with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. Goldust then catches him with a hip toss. Goldust kicks and uppercuts Swagger before tagging in Cody Rhodes. Goldust sends him into the ropes and hits a drop-toe-hold before Rhodes drops a knee on his forehead. Zeb Colter shouts some encouragement as Rhodes wrenches Swagger’s arm. Swagger quickly powers him to the corner, and Cesaro tags in. Cesaro punches and uppercuts Rhodes a few times before going for a back suplex, but Rhodes flips through. Rhodes ducks a clothesline and hits a misdirection clothesline before finishing with an uppercut. Rhodes goes to the apron, and he hits a springboard dropkick to knock Swagger off the apron as he tried to interfere. Rhodes then gives Cesaro a back body drop over the top rope. Rhodes goes for a plancha, but Cesaro catches him. In catching him, Rhodes almost slipped out of his arms and landed directly on his skull. Cesaro still powered him up and wound up hitting a tilt-a-whirl powerslam onto the apron. That was pure power. Cesaro is pumped up. Cesaro then catches him with a slingshot double stomp to the chest.
We come back from the break to see Rhodes block a punch and try to fight back, but Swagger punches him to the corner. Cesaro is tagged in. They go for a double-team move, but Rhodes kicks Cesaro in the face and gives Swagger a back body drop over the top rope. Rhodes tries to make a tag to Goldust, but Cesaro stops him. Cesaro slams him down and executes the Cesaro Swing with six revolutions. Cesaro tags in Swagger, and he goes for a Swagger Bomb, but Rhodes gets his feet up. Swagger quickly stops him from tagging in Goldust. Rhodes goes for a sunset flip, but Swagger tags Cesaro before he falls down. Cesaro comes in and stomps away at Rhodes. Cesaro then does another “We the people!” taunt.
Cesaro gets Rhodes to his feet, and Swagger blind tags in. Cesaro stares at Swagger before getting out of the ring. Swagger hits a snap suplex, and Cesaro tags himself in. Swagger is not happy with that. Colter is shaking his head at ringside. Cesaro then hits Rhodes with a delayed vertical suplex to show Swagger up. Swagger then slaps Cesaro hard to tag in. They begin to argue. Rhodes begins to crawl over to Goldust, so Swagger knocks him off before he makes the tag. Rhodes then catches Swagger with a flapjack and goes for a tag, but Goldust is still down on the floor. Rhodes then catches Swagger with a backslide pin for the win. That may have been a reshoot as from one angle it looked like Swagger was going to fall over, but the next shot he was perfectly placed on his shoulders.
Winners by Pinfall: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Match Rating: * 3/4
Cesaro quickly begins attacking Rhodes and Goldust. Cesaro knocks Goldust out of the ring and sends him into the barricade. In the ring, Swagger gives Rhodes a waistlock slam. The Real Americans picks Rhodes up and send him shoulder first into the ring post. They do it a second time, and then The Usos run down to make the save. The Real Americans quickly get out of the ring.
They show a replay of Bray Wyatt challenging John Cena to a match at WrestleMania XXX. Hulk Hogan was also in the ring, and Wyatt verbally attacked him as well.
“Little Rock… we’re here.”
The Wyatt Family makes their way to the ring. Bray Wyatt will be in action, next.
Bray Wyatt w/ Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs. Kofi Kingston
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, will be the official for this match. Wyatt looks psychotically at Kingston before pushing him to the corner. Wyatt misses a splash, and Kingston punches him in the face. Wyatt laughs and sits in the corner before talking a little trash. Wyatt pulls himself up, and Kingston begins to kick away at him. Wyatt blocks a kick and slams him down. Wyatt misses a big stomp, but he’s able to block a kick from Kingston. Kingston then counters into a mule kick that knocks Wyatt out of the ring. Wyatt calmly gets back into the ring, and Kingston attacks him with punches and kicks. Wyatt then takes him down with an uppercut and throws him down. Wyatt uppercuts him in the corner before sending him to the corner. Wyatt then runs into a pendulum kick. Kingston then takes him down with a springboard clothesline for a two count.
Kingston goes for a monkey flip, but Wyatt holds him, places him on the top rope, and viciously pushes him out of the ring. Wyatt leaves the ring to stomp and punch him before throwing him into the ring. Wyatt pulls him into the center of the ring and hits a senton splash. Wyatt talks a little trash before applying a chin lock. Kingston fights up and gets out with a jawbreaker. Kingston dropkicks him down before splashing him in the corner a few times. Wyatt reverses a whip to the corner, and he runs into Kingston’s boots. Kingston goes for a diving axe handle, but Wyatt counters into a ura-nage. Wyatt drags him to the corner laughing before screaming at him to get up. Kingston gets to his feet, and Wyatt splashes him. Wyatt arcs his back and looks at him. Wyatt then hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The Shield is backstage with Kane. Kane congratulates Reigns and Rollins on their victory against the Rhodes Brothers on RAW. He also congratulates Ambrose on his successful defense of the WWE United States Championship against Mark Henry on Main Event. Ambrose thanks him before asking if he expected anything different. Ambrose wonders why he’s worried about them. Ambrose asks if he should be focused on his match against the Big Show, the man who knocked Kane out last week. Kane says they have a lot to learn about this business. Kane says he’ll teach them by example. He’s going to destroy the Big Show, and he’s ordering the three of them to be ringside so they can get a closer look to see how to properly handle a situation. Maybe he’ll leave some scraps for them. Rollins asks if that’s really the reason he wants them out there. They know why Kane wants them out there. Rollins says it’s to protect Kane so the Big Show doesn’t knock him out again. Reigns steps up to Kane’s face, and he says they don’t take orders from Kane, but they are looking forward to seeing how he handles the Big Show. Rollins says when push comes to shove, The Shield always does what’s best for business. They then walk off.
Kane will face the Big Show in the main event of the evening.
Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella vs. Tamina Snuka w/ AJ Lee
AJ Lee will be on commentary for the next match. Nikki ducks a clothesline from Tamina. She does it again, and she applies a side headlock to Tamina. Tamina whips her off, but Nikki hangs on to the ropes. Tamina charges, and Nikki drops her into the ropes. Nikki wrenches the arm, but Tamina soon clubs her in the face and slams her. Nikki kips up, and she slams Tamina down for a two count. Nikki then rolls to the apron. Nikki shoulders her in the midsection, but Tamina soon dropkicks her in the legs to knock her to the floor. Tamina slaps her leather vest off Nikki before slamming her into the apron. Tamina throws her into the ring before hitting a Samoan Drop. Tamina goes for a Superfly Splash, but Nikki moves.
Nikki elbows her in the face and hits a clothesline. Nikki follows up with a dropkick and a rough looking back body drop. Nikki hits a face-buster for a two count. Tamina elbows her away and superkicks her down. AJ then gets off commentary and acts like Tamina is going to win, but Nikki kicks out. AJ tries to get into the ring, but Brie catches her with a diving clothesline off the apron. Brie punches away at AJ, so Tamina goes outside and throws her into the barricade. Tamina gets in the ring, but Nikki blocks a superkick attempt. Nikki hits the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: *
Kane will face the Big Show later on in the main event. Coming up next, we’ll see Dolph Ziggler take on Alberto Del Rio.
WrestleMania XXX is 23 days away!
Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio
Footage is shown of Del Rio costing Ziggler his match against Christian last week on Smackdown. As Del Rio made his way to the ring, they showed a pre-taped promo where he announced he would be in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
They lock up, and Del Rio applies a side headlock. Ziggler tries to whip him off, but Del Rio holds on. Del Rio sends him to the corner and kicks him in the ribs. Del Rio kicks away at him and sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler hangs on. Del Rio charges, and Ziggler back body drops him to the apron. Ziggler then dropkicks him off the apron. Ziggler gets out of the ring and bounces his head on the apron. Ziggler then throws him into the ring and drops nine quick elbows before dropping a tenth big one for a one count. Del Rio reverses a whip to the corner and blocks some boots. Del Rio spins him into the ropes and double stomps him to the canvas.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler miss a splash in the corner. Del Rio covers for a two count. Del Rio shoves him to the corner and hits a step-up enzuigiri for another two count. Del Rio argues the call. During the commercial, Del Rio hit Ziggler with a big flapjack. Del Rio goes to the top rope and jumps off into a dropkick from Ziggler. The referee begins to count them down. Del Rio gets to his feet and misses a clothesline. Ziggler then took him down with a running cross-body. Ziggler then catches him in the corner and hits some rapid punches before hitting a neckbreaker for a two count. Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Del Rio hangs on to the ropes. Del Rio then catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Del Rio waits for Ziggler to get up, but he misses a kick to the temple. Ziggler then hits a big DDT for a near fall. Ziggler picks him up, and Del Rio surprises him with a double knee armbreaker. Del Rio then kicks him in the temple for a near fall. Ziggler struggles to get to his feet. Ziggler twists out of a Cross Arm Breaker and ducks a step-up enzuigiri. Ziggler then hits a famouser for a near fall. Ziggler cannot believe it.
Ziggler pulls himself up to the top rope, and Del Rio crotches him up there. Del Rio then hits a reverse superplex for a near fall. Del Rio goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Ziggler gets out and catches him with the Zig-Zag for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 3/4
Renee Young gets in the ring and congratulates Ziggler on two straight victories against Del Rio. She asks if he’s excited about hitting his stride. Ziggler says he is excited, and he has an exclusive for her. Ziggler is entering his name into the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX. We’ve seen him steal the show many times before, but this is WrestleMania, and he makes his own destiny. When he wins the trophy at WrestleMania XXX, he’ll finally have his WrestleMania moment.
The next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014 will be announced, next.
Carlos Colón, Sr. is announced as the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The founder of the WWC is going into the Hall of Fame.
Michael Cole and JBL demonstrate how to sign up for the one week free trial of the WWE Network. They then demonstrate how to operate the system.
The Wyatt Family’s video flashes on the screen, interrupting the demonstration. We’re shown Erick Rowan in his sheep mask. Luke Harper says everything faded into the mist. The past was erased, and the erased was forgotten. The lie became the truth. Bray Wyatt comes into the shot. Wyatt says he doesn’t sleep, but he’s always dreaming. Lately, he’s been dreaming of John Cena. The two of them will share a war in New Orleans. In the distance, there is a woman’s voice. It’s very faint, but as they come closer to her, he can hear her. She’s telling him that she loves him. She’s also telling him that she’s proud of him. Just like that, he wakes up, and he still sees Cena. Now he sees him for what he will become: in a chair, a withered, lonely old man filled with regret. Wyatt says they’ve entered the bowels of Carcosa. Wyatt tells Cena not to worry. He’ll make it quick. Wyatt laughs before saying, “Follow the buzzards.”
John Cena will respond to the Wyatts this Monday on RAW.
Kane is seen walking backstage when he runs into The Shield. Kane looks at them, and they slowly begin to follow him. Kane will fight the Big Show, next.
Kane vs. Big Show
The Shield was following Kane before the commercial break, but they are nowhere to be found as he came to the ring. Footage is shown of the Big Show knocking Kane out last week in Smackdown’s main event.
They circle the ring and lock up. Kane applies a side headlock, and Big Show whips him into the ropes for a shoulder block. The Shield then makes their way to ringside. Big Show stares at them. Kane takes the opportunity to begin punching away at him. Big Show comes back with some punches of his own. Big Show then shushes the crowd and chops the chest. Kane goes outside the ring to recover and nods at The Shield. Big Show grabs Kane by the head to bring him back into the ring, but Kane snaps him off the top rope. Kane takes him down with a chop block and begins kicking away at him. Kane then takes him down with a low dropkick to the face for a two count. Kane kicks Big Show in the knee, and he drops an elbow on the injured joint. Kane applies a leg lock, but Big Show gets out with a kick with his free leg.
Big Show punches him in the midsection and sends him into the ropes, but Kane takes him down with a DDT. Kane signals for a Chokeslam, and Big Show slowly gets to his feet. Kane grabs him by the throat, and Big Show grabs him by the throat. They fight out, and Kane hits the ropes. Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines before sending him into the corner for a butt bump. Big Show then takes him down with a spear. Big Show leaves the ring and looks toward The Shield. Big Show goes to the top rope, but Kane grabs him and Chokeslams him off the top rope for a near fall. Kane cannot believe it.
Kane tells Seth Rollins to get The Shield ready to go. They slowly get on the apron. Kane screams at Rollins to make The Shield “get” Big Show. Rollins then motions for them to get off the apron. Kane screams at them for being insubordinate. Kane then approaches Big Show. Big Show then Chokeslams him for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: *
The Shield talks amongst themselves as Big Show’s music plays. Kane is lying on the canvas looking incredibly angry. The Shield goes to leave through the crowd when Kane grabs Seth Rollins by the hair and pulls him into the ring. Kane goes to give him a Chokeslam, but Roman Reigns takes him out with a spear! Rollins talks some trash to Kane as he lies on the canvas in pain. The Shield then leaves the arena through the crowd as Smackdown ends.
Quick Match Results
Seth Rollins def. Damien Sandow
Big E def. Fandango (non-title)
Cody Rhodes and Goldust def. The Real Americans
Bray Wyatt def. Kofi Kingston
Nikki Bella def. Tamina Snuka
Dolph Ziggler def. Alberto Del Rio
Big Show def. Kane
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