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WWE Smackdown Results - 3/21/14 (Cena vs. Harper)

WWE Smackdown Results for 3/21/14

WWE Smackdown Results
March 21, 2014
Houston, Texas
Results 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 to be welcomed by Michael Cole and JBL. Tonight, we’ll see a Fatal Four Way match to determine the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships. It’ll be Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins of The Shield taking on Rybaxel, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal of 3MB, and The Real Americans. We’ll also see John Cena take on Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family.

The Director of Operations, Kane, reads a letter from Triple H

Kane’s pyro explodes on the stage, and he comes out to the ring. Kane says this past Monday was a glorious night for WWE. Kane submits to the crowd the “end of the Yes Movement.” A replay is shown of Daniel Bryan being handcuffed by what would turn out to be fake policemen only to be viciously assaulted by Triple H. Triple H would destroy Bryan, throwing him all around the ringside area, allowing Stephanie McMahon to slap him a few times, and smashing a chair over his skull.

Kane says Daniel Bryan had this coming. Bryan is an insufferable egomaniac who lives for the constant adulation that the ignorant members of the WWE Universe constantly feed him. Kane says if the crowd is looking to blame someone for what happened to Bryan on Monday, they have to look at themselves. It is the WWE Universe’s fault. Bryan began to believe he was bigger than the WWE and, more importantly, The Authority. This past Monday, Bryan and the WWE Universe learned a very important lesson: no one is bigger than The Authority. What Triple H did to Daniel Bryan is something that should have been done long ago and something Bryan richly deserved. Kane says this should be a lesson to all of the WWE Universe whose delusions of grandeur led them to believe that they were apart of something bigger than themselves. The truth of the matter is this: some people are just better than others. The Authority is better than Daniel Bryan, and The Authority is much better than the WWE Universe. What happened to the precious little Yes Movement is something they all deserved.

Kane regains his composure and takes a letter out of his pocket. It’s a letter from Triple H that he asked Kane to read. “It is with deep regret that I’ve had to take matters into my own hands as it relates to the lack of discipline and respect that Daniel Bryan has shown The Authority. I regret that Daniel pushed my wife and me into an untenable position having to use our discretionary powers. It is not often in which we have to resort to force. When the circumstances call for it, make no mistake, we will strike with great vengeance. We hope that the WWE Universe understands that there must be respect for authority. Thank you, and welcome to Smackdown.”

Fandango’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring dancing with Summer Rae. Kane stares at them as the come down the ramp. Kane then storms by them. Los Matadores then make their entrance with El Torito. Fandango will take on Fernando, next.

-Commercial Break-

Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Fernando w/ Diego and El Torito

We join the match in progress to see Fandango chop Fernando down. Fandango chops him again before sending him into the ropes and giving him a back body drop. Fandango drops a knee on the arm for a two count. Fandango applies a chin lock, but Fernando soon fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Fernando hits the ropes, and Fandango takes him out with a rolling wheel kick for a two count. Fandango goes to the second rope, but he misses a knee drop when Fernando rolls out of the way. Fernando hits him with a pair of flying forearms. Fandango reverses a whip into the ropes, but Fernando comes back with a hurricanrana. Fernando then takes him out with a springboard back elbow. Summer Rae gets on the apron, and Fandango takes advantage of the distraction by knocking him out.

Summer Rae, who is wearing a red dress, becomes a target for El Torito. El Torito chases Summer Rae all around the ring. She eventually jumps up on the apron to be protected by Fandango. Fernando then rolls up Fandango from behind and picks up the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Fernando
Match Rating: 1/2 *

Los Matadores carry El Torito up the ramp. He is still trying to attack Summer Rae.

Coming up later on will be a Fatal Four Way match to determine the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships.

-Commercial Break-

Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler

The circle the ring and lock up. Sandow quickly knees Ziggler in the midsection, taking him down. Sandow picks him up and knees him some more in the midsection before hitting a Russian leg sweep. Sandow then drops an elbow and talks a little trash. Sandow punches him down and hits a head-butt. Sandow sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler ducks a clothesline and avoids a body slam. Ziggler wiggles his hips and dropkicks Sandow out of the ring. Ziggler follows him outside and bounces him off the apron before throwing him into the ring. Ziggler goes to the top rope, and Sandow knocks him off to the outside. Ziggler slams his face off the steel steps on the way down! The referee begins to count Ziggler out, but he makes it back into the ring at eight. Sandow immediately goes on the attack with punches and stomps. Sandow screams at Ziggler to stay down. Sandow hits a big knee drop for a two count. Sandow yells to the crowd, “You’re welcome.” Sandow applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up to his feet and punches out. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Sandow takes him down with a back elbow. Sandow kicks away at the ribs before dropping a knee on them. Sandow then throws him out of the ring. Sandow then sends Ziggler into the barricade before rolling him into the ring for a near fall. Sandow head-butts Ziggler before hitting a snapmare. Sandow knees him in the back and applies another chin lock. Ziggler fights up and elbows out. Sandow sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler holds on. Sandow runs into an elbow, and Ziggler takes him down with a big DDT.

Both men struggle to get to their feet. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and takes him down with a running cross-body. Ziggler hits some quick punches before letting him up. Ziggler splashes him in the corner and punches him some more. Ziggler then hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Sandow avoids a famouser and hits an Edge-O-Matic for a near fall. Sandow goes for a flipping neckbreaker, but Ziggler gets out of it. Ziggler then hits the famouser for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 1/4

John Cena will take on Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family later tonight.

The Wyatt Family’s video cuts into the broadcast, and we’re brought backstage to see Erick Rowan in his lamb mask. Luke Harper is then shown. Harper says it is not safe for John Cena here at all. Tonight, he is the reaper, and he will carry out his will. Bray Wyatt walks into the shot. Wyatt says he is everywhere and everything. Wyatt says it makes all the sense in the world why Cena would fear him. Wyatt tells him to fear him for he was born of this world’s hatred, and he feeds off its sins. He is the color red in a world full of black and white. He is his mother’s tears from the love you couldn’t repay her. The buzzards are circling overhead and a sad truth waits down below. Wyatt has Cena’s fear right in the palm of his hand. Cena’s fear is his power, and his power is his control. Wyatt says he rules Cena’s entire world. Wyatt looks directly into the camera and says, “Run!”

The Shield makes their way to the ring. They will compete in a Fatal Four Way match, next.

-Commercial Break-

Fatal Four Way to determine the #1 Contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre vs. Rybaxel vs. The Real Americans

Charles Robinson, my favorite (and the greatest) referee of all time, is the official for this match. Curtis Axel will start the match against Dean Ambrose. They lock up, and Ambrose wrenches the arm before applying a side headlock. Axel whips him off, and Ambrose takes him down with a shoulder block. Ambrose hits the ropes, blocks a hip toss, and takes him down with a clothesline. Ambrose body slams Axel before dropping an elbow for a one count. Ambrose chops the chest and punches him before sending him into the ropes. Ambrose lowers his head and eats a kick. Axel then inexplicably tags in Jinder Mahal. Ryback was on the same apron. Mahal runs into a drop-toe-hold, and Ambrose locks him in an Indian Death Lock. Ambrose crossfaces him before hitting the ropes. Seth Rollins is tagged in. Ambrose dropkicks Mahal, and Rollins follows up with one of his own for a two count. Rollins wrenches the arm, but Mahal puts him in a side headlock. Ryback tags himself in on Mahal. Rollins dropkicks Mahal down and turns into a clothesline from Ryback.

Ryback clubs Rollins on the back before taunting the crowd. Ryback goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Rollins knees him in the head and flips through. Rollins ducks a clothesline and goes for a running cross-body, but Ryback catches him. Ambrose comes in and dropkicks Rollins to take Ryback down. Ryback misses a clothesline on them, and the clothesline him out of the ring. Axel then runs into a right hand from Ambrose that knocks him off the apron. Ambrose and Rollins then take Ryback and Axel down with stereo suicide dives. They stand tall in the ring as we go to commercial.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Ambrose get punched in the midsection by Mahal and kicked in the face by McIntyre. Mahal then drops a knee for a two count. Mahal then applies a front face lock. During the commercial break, Cesaro hit a Cesaro Swing on Ambrose into the barricade before catapulting him into a Swagger’s forearm. Back to live action, Ambrose fights up and backs Mahal to a corner where Axel tags in. Axel argues a moment with Mahal before stomping away at Ambrose. Ryback tags in, and he clubs Ambrose on the chest before body slamming him down. Ryback hits a big splash for a near fall. Ryback kicks him in the head and chokes him on the middle rope. Ryback gets him up and shoulders him in the midsection. Ryback goes to slam him into the corner, but Ambrose counters into a sunset flip for a two count. Ryback quickly clotheslines him down. Ryback hits a suplex before setting up for his meat hook clothesline. Ryback connects, and Swagger tags himself in on Ryback. Swagger covers, and Ryback breaks up the pinfall before going back to his corner. Swagger hits a Swagger Bomb, and Cesaro tags himself in. Cesaro then leapfrogs over Swagger to hit a double stomp. Cesaro covers, and the pin is broken up by Rollins and McIntyre. Cesaro quickly kicks Rollins down.

Cesaro shouts at Rollins before hitting a crossface on Ambrose. Cesaro then applies a chin lock. Ambrose fights up and wildly elbows and punches out. They trade punches and uppercuts, and Ambrose comes out on top with a clothesline. Ambrose desperately crawls over to Rollins, but Swagger is tagged in, and he stops Ambrose. Ambrose catches Swagger with an inside cradle for a two count. Ambrose then takes him down with a DDT.

Rollins and Mahal are tagged in. Rollins ducks a clothesline and takes Mahal down with a flying shin to the face. Rollins has a whip to the corner reversed, and he dropkicks McIntyre off the apron. Rollins then catches Mahal with a blockbuster from the second rope. Rollins knocks Axel off the apron, and he pulls the top rope down to get Ryback out of the ring. Rollins hits a stinger splash on Mahal in the corner before hitting the ropes. Rollins then ducks a clothesline from Mahal and kills Ryback with a flipping sit-out senton over the top rope! Rollins even sticks the landing. Rollins shoulders Mahal in the midsection from the apron and flips into the ring. Rollins kicks Mahal in the midsection and hits the ropes, but Heath Slater sweeps the feet. Roman Reigns then splits Slater in two with a Spear on the outside! In the ring, Rollins hits a step-up enzuigiri to Mahal before hitting him with the Black Out! Rollins covers, but McIntyre breaks it up.

Ambrose runs in and tosses McIntyre out of the ring. All of a sudden, Kane appears at ringside, and he begins to slug it out with Reigns! The referee throws the match out.

No Contest
Match Rating: ** 1/4

Kane and Reigns fight up the ramp. Reigns holds his own until the New Age Outlaws run out and attack him from behind. Kane and the New Age Outlaws triple-team Reigns on the ramp. In the ring, Cesaro hits Rollins with a Neutralizer (Swagger pushes on Cesaro to add a little more momentum). On the other side of the ring, Ryback hits Ambrose with Shell Shocked. On the ramp, Reigns fights off the New Age Outlaws until Kane grabs him by the throat. Reigns pushes his hand off, and the New Age Outlaws take him down from behind again. The New Age Outlaws hold Reigns up, and Kane kicks him in the face. Road Dogg stands over Reigns and yells in his face, “How dare you, boy?”

Kane and the New Age Outlaws get in the ring. Road Dogg viciously kicks away at Rollins. Road Dogg holds Rollins up, and Billy Gunn hits him with a Famouser. Kane then Chokeslams Ambrose down. Reigns begins crawling down the ramp to help his teammates, but Road Dogg marches up the ramp and kicks him in the head. Gunn punches Reigns in the head, and he floors him. The Outlaws put Reigns in the ring, and Kane hits him with a Chokeslam. Kane and the NAO talk trash to all three members of The Shield, who are completely laid out.

-Commercial Break-

Replays are shown of Kane and the New Age Outlaws beating down The Shield.

MizTV with special guest the Big Show

The Miz mentions that it has been a while since this show has aired. Miz then welcomes us to the most must see WWE talk show in history. Two weeks ago, the immortal Hulk Hogan announced that history would be made at WrestleMania. A 30-man André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will take place. As a man who likes to make history and does not lose at the granddaddy of them all, he is officially announcing that he will be in the battle royal. They pipe in fake cheers here. Miz says they’ll hear this from a lot of other superstars, but he is going to beat twenty-nine other superstars and win the trophy.

The Miz then introduces his guest at this time. This man is rumored to be the odds on favorite to win this match: the Big Show. Big Show comes out and has a nice moment with a special needs fan at ringside. Big Show then gets in the ring and shakes hands with The Miz. Miz asks the crowd if they think Big Show will win. Big Show thanks them for the reception, and he thanks The Miz for having him on. Big Show says he was always a fan of André the Giant. Ever since he got into this business, people have compared him to André. Big Show can’t think of a better way to cement his legacy than to win the Battle Royal. Miz says that will be hard for Big Show since he’s lost more at WrestleMania than any other superstar. Miz says he’s lost nine times at WrestleMania. Big Show laughs before telling Miz that he was lacing up his boots and selling out arenas when he was still popping pimples on his face in high school. Big Show warns Miz to watch his mouth before he closes it.

Miz says that Big Show isn’t the only guest on the show. He’s also asked other superstars in the Battle Royal to join them on MizTV. Titus O’Neil, Kofi Kingston, Alberto Del Rio, Big E (Miz calls him “Big E Langston”), Cody Rhodes, Mark Henry, Goldust, and Sheamus come out. Sheamus has a microphone and says there is a ring full of amped up WWE superstars. Sheamus suggests they quit yapping and start fighting.

Miz tells them all to settle down. Miz says the obviously all want to prove that they want to win the trophy. Miz can’t think of a better way to prove it right now than by taking out the biggest threat. Miz and the rest of the superstars look toward Big Show. Miz quickly slips out of the ring under the bottom rope as the brunt of them try to throw out Big Show. Sheamus and Big Show begin quickly eliminating everyone over the top rope. Kingston hits Henry with Trouble in Paradise, and Sheamus finishes him off with a Brogue Kick to get him out of the ring.

Finally, it’s just Big Show and Sheamus in the ring. They begin to punch it out. Big Show sends him into the ropes, but Sheamus ducks a clothesline and takes him down with a flying forearm. Sheamus hits a knee lift and goes for a Brogue Kick, but Big Show grabs the foot. Big Show puts Sheamus on the apron, and Sheamus tries to pull him out of the ring much like a certain someone did to Big Show at the end of the Royal Rumble in 2004. Miz runs in and tries to assist in eliminating Big Show, but Big Show fights out and head-butts Sheamus off the apron. Big Show then looks toward The Miz and gorilla presses him, but Miz gets out. Big Show then grabs him by the throat and shoves him over the top rope. Big Show stands tall in the ring.

John Cena will take on Luke Harper later tonight in the main event.

-Commercial Break-

Alberto Del Rio vs. Big E

They circle the ring, and Del Rio begins kicking and punching away at him in the corner. The referee backs him off, and Big E starts punching away at him. Big E sends him to the corner and hits a running shoulder thrust for a two count. Del Rio reverses a whip to the corner, spins him on the ropes, and slams him down with a double stomp to the chest. Del Rio then kicks him in the shoulder and picks up a one count. Del Rio quickly applies a chin lock. Big E fights up and backs him to the corner. Big E then charges into Del Rio’s boots. Del Rio then applies a Cross Arm Breaker while hanging over the top rope. Del Rio lets go and taunts the fans before getting in the ring. Big E hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Del Rio counters into a backstabber for a near fall. Del Rio signals for his finisher, but Big E shoves him to the corner. Big E goes for a running shoulder thrust, but Del Rio sidesteps him. Big E hits the ring post with his shoulder. Del Rio then hits a Perro Punisher for the win in this non-title match.

Winner by Pinfall: Alberto Del Rio
Match Rating: *

Earlier today, Santino Marella was having a makeup artist work on his black eye he received during a clumsy run in with Emma. Santino was talking about how much he likes Emma without realizing she was right behind him. She taps him on the shoulder, and he falls out of the chair. As Santino gets up, he accidentally head-butted her in the face. Santino then screamed and ran away as Emma held her face.

We’ll see who is getting inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame, next.

-Commercial Break-

Mr. T is the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2014. Mr. T will be inducted alongside the Ultimate Warrior, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lita, Carlos Colón, and the late, great Paul Bearer.

Natalya and Summer Rae vs. The Bella Twins

WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is on commentary for this match. Tamina Snuka stands behind her. They have made up. Nikki Bella starts out against Natalya. They lock up, and Natalya takes her down for a one count. Nikki takes her down with a snapmare. Natalya blocks a kick, and Nikki ducks a discus clothesline. Nikki then hits Natalya with a knee to the face. Summer Rae then tags herself in, and Natalya yells at her. Nikki takes Summer down for a one count. Summer then knocks into Nikki and slams her on the apron. Summer then stretches the knee on the bottom rope. Summer pulls her into the ring for a two count. Nikki then sweeps her feet. Brie Bella is tagged in, and she hits Summer with a clothesline and a dropkick. Brie knees her into the ropes before kneeing her in the face. Brie goes to the second rope, and Summer kicks her. Natalya is tagged in, and she bumps into Summer. They begin a shoving match, and Brie takes both down with a double missile dropkick. Brie seemed to land on Natalya’s face with her knee. Brie then hit Natalya with a Bella Buster for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Bella Twins
Match Rating: 3/4 *

The Bella Twins celebrate and look at AJ Lee sitting at commentary. Natalya kicks Summer Rae as she storms away from ringside.

Footage is shown of the Undertaker’s appearance on Main Event on the WWE Network. Undertaker grabbed Paul Heyman by the throat and told him to deliver a message to Brock Lesnar. Undertaker says when he gets to New Orleans, he is going to slay the beast. Once that’s done, he’s going to take his rotting corpse and throw it into the fiery pits of eternal hell.

Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker will both be live on Monday Night RAW next week.

A video is shown of how Undertaker seems to be slowing down as the streak goes on while Brock Lesnar is just dominating.

The Real Americans, Rybaxel, and 3MB are in Kane’s office. Kane says they all did a job well done. Kane says as a reward to Rybaxel for services rendered, he is granting them a WWE Tag Team Championship match. Zeb Colter reminds Kane that the Real Americans held up their end of the bargain. The Shield did not win, plus they beat the Usos on RAW. Kane says the Real Americans have a WWE Tag Team Championship shot as well. Kane looks at 3MB, and he asks what they want. 3MB says they were there as well. Kane acquiesces and allows the three of them to enter into the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. They thank Kane and leave. The New Age Outlaws come into his office, and they hug Kane. Road Dogg says that felt good, just like the days of old. Road Dogg says they left The Shield lying in a puddle of their own punishment, something no one has ever done. Road Dogg says it’s ironic that he brought back the Outlaws to restore order. Kane says he knew he could count on them.

-Commercial Break-

Alexander Rusev addresses the live crowd

Lana comes out asking for attention in her native language. Lana says, “Houston, we have a very big problem.” Lana asks America to rise for his reign is getting closer with each passing day. No one or nobody will stop him. Beware of the Bulgarian Brute, the Super Athlete, Alexander Rusev. Alexander Rusev comes out and stands on his podium. Rusev speaks in his foreign tongue.

Michael Cole gives an update on Daniel Bryan from RAW. Cole says Bryan suffered a shoulder subluxation (a slight dislocation), a ligament stretched, and capsular swelling. His labrum is ok so surgery is not needed. Bryan just needs rest. Bryan has vowed to be at WWE Live Events this weekend and Monday Night RAW from Brooklyn this week.

John Cena makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family, next.

-Commercial Break-

“Houston… we’re here.”

As The Wyatt Family comes to the ring, they air the fantastic video showcasing the feud between John Cena and Bray Wyatt.

John Cena vs. Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan

Harper grabs Cena and powers him to the corner before punching him down. Harper hits a throat thrust and rips at his face. Cena punches back and sends him to the corner, but Harper sidesteps a splash. Harper hits a neckbreaker for a two count. Harper uppercuts him down, looks toward Wyatt at ringside in his rocking chair, and uppercuts Cena again. Harper continues to rip at Cena’s face before executing the Gator Roll. Harper then applies a chin lock. Cena fights up and gets out with a back suplex. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a diving shoulder block. Cena hits the ropes, and Harper catches him with an inverted atomic drop. Harper then superkicks him down for a near fall. Wyatt shouts instructions to Harper. Harper goes for a slam, but Cena counters into an STF attempt. Harper kicks him away, and Cena comes back with a back suplex powerbomb.

Cena signals for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but he’s distracted by Erick Rowan walking around the ringside area with his sheep mask on. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Harper slides off his shoulders. Harper shoves him into the ropes and big boots him down for a near fall. Harper gets a far out look on his face, and he misses a running big boot in the corner, which takes Harper out of the ring. Harper pulls himself back into the ring, and Cena catches him with the STF. Harper bites Cena’s arm to get out of it, and he drops Cena with a modified face-buster for a near fall. Harper stands over Cena and sets up for a powerbomb, but Cena counters into a hurricanrana. Harper then comes back with a hurricanrana of his own, and he follows up with a big sit-out body slam for a near fall! Harper signals for the end. Harper waits for Cena to get up. Cena ducks a clothesline, and he catches Harper with the AA for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: John Cena
Match Rating: **

John Cena immediately gets out of the ring to avoid being attacked by the rest of The Wyatt Family. Bray Wyatt stares at Cena maniacally. Cena points to his head to say he knew what was happening. Wyatt just laughs at him from the ring as the show ends.

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Quick Match Results

Fernando def. Fandango
Dolph Ziggler def. Damien Sandow
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, Rybaxel, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre, and The Real Americans went to a No Contest
Alberto Del Rio def. Big E (non-title)
The Bella Twins def. Natalya and Summer Rae
John Cena def. Luke Harper

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