WWE Smackdown Results
March 28, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
For anyone attending WrestleMania XXX, I will be in Section 141, Row 30. Come by and say hi!
“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, the Big Show will take on Bray Wyatt in the main event.
Batista addresses the WWE Universe
Batista is wearing a jacket and some baggy cargo pants tonight. He also has his customary sunglasses. The crowd boos him, and he seems to enjoy it. Batista says for years from the day he left, they begged him to come back to the WWE. Here he is, and they boo him. They boo him, a six-time Heavyweight Champion, the winner of the 2014 Royal Rumble, and the headliner of WrestleMania XXX. They boo him, and they cheer for a sawed off, goat faced, gargoyle wannabe like Daniel Bryan. How does that make sense? A big “YES!” chant breaks out. Batista considers that a personal slap in the face, which brings him to this past Monday night’s RAW. A replay is shown of Stephanie McMahon slapping the sunglasses off Batista’s face on RAW. Batista then speared down Randy Orton.
Batista said that was pretty funny, but Orton isn’t laughing. At WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan won’t be laughing. He knows Triple H won’t be laughing. This is a fact. Whether you cheer for him or not, he’s walking out of WrestleMania the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He doesn’t care who he has to beat (Randy Orton, Triple H, or Daniel Bryan); he just hopes Stephanie McMahon isn’t in the match. She hits harder than all of them.
Triple H’s music hits, and the WWE COO makes his way to the ring with a smirk on his face. Triple H tells Batista to leave his wife out of this. Batista asks why he would do that. She’s the reason for this. She’s the reason for his suit, the reason he’s COO of the WWE. He’s confident in saying that Triple H wouldn’t have any of this if he didn’t marry the boss’s daughter. Batista asks how it’s working out. Triple H wonders why people are concerned with things they shouldn’t be concerned about. Triple H says this is the “Reality Era.” In this era, people don’t need to worry about things like that. It doesn’t matter how he got, Batista should just be concerned with the fact that he does have that power.
Triple H wonders why he’s trying to make this personal between the two of them. Batista says he isn’t as he came back with good intentions. Batista says Triple H wants to make it personal by claiming he’s just living off his past glories. Batista reminds him of his past glories: every time they have competed against one another, Triple H has lost. That’s a fact. Triple H has never beaten him. Now he wants to implant himself or Daniel Bryan into his main event. The only reason he came back to the WWE was to win that title, and Triple H won’t stop him. Triple H says that is statistically correct, but that was a long time ago. When all that happened, Batista was fresh off of standing by his side in Evolution. Triple H turned him into the hungry Animal, but he got full and got soft. Batista got lazy, and he quit. Batista then went to Hollywood where his assistant rubbed his feet, and he watched a stuntman do his work.
Now Batista is back, and Triple H has yet to see the Animal. Triple H showed the world what he could still do to Daniel Bryan, the man Batista couldn’t finish off. Triple H asks Batista when he is going to show what he can still do. Triple H is willing to help him again to hone his skills tonight. In this very ring, Batista is going to compete tonight. Batista asks if he’s sure he wants to do that. Triple H says Batista will go one-on-one with a guy who reminds him a lot of the old animal: hungry and ready to fight. Batista will fight Sheamus. Triple H then leaves the ring.
A video highlights the altercation The Shield had with Kane and the New Age Outlaws. Kane and the NAO beat The Shield down with the help of 3MB, The Real Americans, and Rybaxel.
The Shield makes their way to the ring. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will represent the group as they compete in a match, next.
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/ Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal w/ Heath Slater
Seth Rollins will start the match out against Jinder Mahal. They circle the ring and lock up. Mahal wrenches the arm and applies a hammerlock. Rollins transitions to a hammerlock of his own. Mahal escapes and twists the arm, but Rollins rolls to reverse the pressure and kips up before applying a waistlock. Mahal gets out and hits the ropes only to eat a picture perfect dropkick from Rollins. Rollins hits the Three Amigos before tagging in Dean Ambrose, who hits Mahal with a low clothesline for a two count. Ambrose drops a quick elbow and stomps him. Ambrose punches him in the forehead before tagging in Rollins. Mahal quickly knees and punches Rollins before tagging in Drew McIntyre. McIntyre punches him before hitting a suplex. McIntyre gyrates while pointing at Roman Reigns. McIntyre stops Rollins from making a tag. Rollins flips through a back suplex, rolls under a clothesline, and tags Ambrose in.
Ambrose clotheslines McIntyre down and elbows Mahal off the apron. Ambrose takes McIntyre down and punches him. Ambrose blocks a headlock takeover. There appears to be a little miscommunication between the two men, but they get back on track after Ambrose gives him a knee to the midsection. Ambrose punches him while against the ropes before hitting a dropkick. Mahal runs into the ring, and Ambrose ducks the clothesline attempt. Rollins then throws Mahal out of the ring and takes him down with a plancha. McIntyre shoves Ambrose into the ropes, but Ambrose bounces right back with a clothesline. Ambrose then hits him with Dirty Deeds for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Match Rating: * 1/4
Kane’s pyro explodes, and he comes out to the stage with the New Age Outlaws. All three men are dressed in suits. Kane congratulates them on their win. Kane says what they did to 3MB is exactly what they’ll do at WrestleMania. However, they’ll do it like men. They are not going to ambush them like they did to their next opponents. Rybaxel then comes to the ring.
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/ Roman Reigns vs. Rybaxel
We join the match in progress to see Ryback elbow Ambrose down. Curtis Axel is tagged in, and he runs into a drop-toe-hold. Ambrose applies a death-lock and rips at his face. Axel fights up to his feet and knees Ambrose in the midsection. Kane and the New Age Outlaws are watching from the top of the ramp. Axel throws Ambrose onto the apron. Ambrose shoulders Axel in the midsection and punches Ryback off the apron. Axel then clotheslines Ambrose in the back of the head to knock him off the apron. Axel punches him at ringside before throwing him into the ring. Ryback is tagged in, and Axel shoves Ambrose’s face into his knee. Ryback body slams him down and goes to the second rope. Ryback tags Axel in as he hits a body splash. Axel then hits a second rope elbow for a near fall. Axel kicks away at him before tagging Ryback back in. They double-team Ambrose before Ryback goes for a delayed vertical suplex. Ambrose then counters into a DDT.
Rollins and Axel are tagged in. Rollins clotheslines Axel and knocks Ryback off the apron. Rollins boots Axel in the face and hits a flipping neckbreaker off the second rope. Rollins forearms him in the corner and dropkicks him down. Rollins sends him into the ropes, but Axel holds on. Rollins charges him, and Axel back body drops him to the apron. Axel tries to knock him off, but Rollins avoids it and kicks him in the face. Ryback tries to attack him from ringside, but Rollins jumps over his strike and kicks him in the face. Ambrose then takes him down and punches away at him. Rollins then back body drops Axel out of the ring from the apron. Rollins then hits the ropes and hits Rybaxel with a summersault senton. Rollins celebrates at ringside before throwing Axel into the ring. Rollins springboards into a kick from Axel. Axel goes for the Perfect-Plex, but Rollins gets out and kicks him in the face. Rollins hits the Curb Stomp for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Shield stares at Kane and the New Age Outlaws. Seth Rollins then takes Ryback out with a suicide dive before taunting them. Roman Reigns hits Ryback with a Superman Punch. They then drop him with a Triple Powerbomb. Kane and the New Age Outlaws simply watch from the top of the stage and shake their heads. They do not look impressed.
Later on tonight, Batista will face Sheamus.
Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara
Before the match begins, a promotional video is aired highlighting “Scooby Doo: WrestleMania Mystery.”
The house lights dim to Sin Cara levels, and the bell rings. They circle the ring and lock up. Sandow quickly knees him in the midsection and puts him in the corner for a clothesline. Sandow shouts, “You’re welcome” before hitting a suplex for a one count. Sandow knees him in the back and clubs his chest before applying a chin lock. Cara fights up, and Sandow clubs him down. Sandow sends him into the corner and clotheslines him before sending him to the opposite corner. Cara ducks a clothesline and rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Sin Cara
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Renee Young is backstage with the Big Show. She asks for his thoughts heading into tonight’s match against Bray Wyatt. Big Show sighs before saying what The Wyatt Family did to John Cena on RAW was twisted. The three of them are intimidating. The Wyatt Family has a way of making you question yourself because some of what Bray Wyatt says kind of makes sense. That’s part of their plan. That’s how they suck you into their sick, demented morass. Tonight he has a giant problem on his hands, but so do they.
Sheamus will take on Batista later on tonight.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. Goldust
A replay is shown of Goldust mocking Summer Rae on Monday Night RAW. They danced around ringside until Summer Rae twisted her ankle. Cody Rhodes then picked up the win following the distraction.
They lock up, and Goldust applies a side headlock. Fandango whips him off, and Goldust hits a shoulder block. Goldust hits the ropes and hits an arm drag. Goldust punches him in the corner before having a whip reversed to the opposite corner. Fandango sends him into the corner hard and picks up a one count. Fandango kicks and punches him down before applying a chin lock. Goldust fights up, but Fandango takes him down with a whiplash slam. Fandango saunters around the ring before punching him in the back of the head and reapplying a chin lock. Goldust fights up once again, and he gets out of the hold with a back suplex.
Goldust ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of his own. Fandango reverses a whip, but he lowers his head and takes an uppercut. Goldust hits an inverted atomic drop before kicking him in the head. Goldust then does the ten punches. Fandango reverses a whip into the corner, but he runs into a powerslam for a two count. Fandango leaves the ring to recover. Summer Rae distracts Goldust, but it doesn’t work. Goldust throws him into the ring, and she distracts him some more. Fandango then knees him in the face as he gets into the ring, and he picks up the win from that.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Coming up next, we’ll see Batista take on Sheamus.
Batista vs. Sheamus
Triple H is seen watching this match in his office. Michael Cole talks about how Batista will face Randy Orton in a non-title match this Monday on RAW.
They circle the ring, and Batista puts himself through the ropes to keep Sheamus away. They lock up, and Sheamus quickly backs him to the corner. Sheamus gives a clean break. They circle the ring and lock up again. Batista applies a side headlock, and Sheamus whips him off. Sheamus then drops him with a shoulder block. Batista rolls out of the ring to get himself back in order. Batista takes his time outside, so Sheamus chases him at ringside. Batista runs into the ring and attacks Sheamus as he enters. Batista shoulders him in the corner a few times before punching him down. Batista kicks him in the head before backing up. Sheamus fights back with some solid right hands before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Sheamus hits the turnbuckle hard sternum first. Batista then drops him with a short-arm clothesline. Batista sends him into the ropes, but Sheamus holds on. Batista then sort of falls into a kick from Sheamus.
Sheamus kicks and punches him before having a whip to the ropes reversed on him. Batista knees him in the midsection and takes him down with a knee lift to the face. Batista sends him to the opposite corner and clotheslines him there. Batista snaps him off the second rope and clubs him in the chest. Batista lets him up, and he runs into a boot. Sheamus then charges out of the corner into a spinebuster. Batista makes his pectorals dance before signaling for the end. Batista then turns into a clothesline. Sheamus looks intense as he slaps the mat. Sheamus hits a pair of Irish hammers before shouldering him in the midsection. Sheamus then takes him down with a knee lift. Sheamus tries to tie him up in the ropes, but Batista counters by snapping him off the top rope. Batista grabs him, and Sheamus counters into the Ten Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus then powerslams him down. Sheamus signals for the end, but Batista rolls out of the ring before the Brogue Kick can be hit. Sheamus follows him out of the ring, and Batista hits him in the midsection with a steel chair.
Winner by Disqualification: Sheamus
Match Rating: * 1/2
Batista cracks the chair off Sheamus’ back a few times. Batista then chokes him with the edge of the chair. Batista then viciously sends him into the ring post. Batista stands over him before rolling him into the ring. Batista picks Sheamus up and drops him with the Batista Bomb. Batista then grabs a microphone and asks if Triple H is happy. Batista then asks if the crowd is happy. Triple H is still watching in his office. Batista says he is leaving WrestleMania XXX as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion: deal with it.
Replays are shown of the vicious assault Batista just laid in on Sheamus.
A video is shown of the feud between John Cena and Bray Wyatt. We’re then brought backstage to see Erick Rowan’s lamb mask. Bray Wyatt is holding it. Wyatt says if you give a man a mask, he will reveal his true face. Wyatt says nobody is innocent. They’re all guilty and have worn a mask at some point. Whether it was to hide wrongdoings or fit into a social scene, it’s still a problem. If you hide behind the mask for too long, it becomes you. Then to remove the mask, it’s like removing your own skin. Wyatt says he’s broken John Cena. His sword has left a scar on Cena’s soul that can never be healed. Tonight, that sword will slay a giant. It’s a gift for Cena. Wyatt asks if Cena can hear her calling his name and singing sweet songs. Wyatt will never forget the first time she told him, “All secrets will come to light underneath the shade of the Cyprus tree.” Wyatt then sings “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.” Wyatt laughs before the feed cuts out.
AJ Lee is seen skipping backstage alongside Tamina Snuka. They’ll face the Bella Twins, next.
AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka vs. The Bella Twins
Vickie Guerrero, the General Manager of Smackdown, is on commentary for the next match.
Brie Bella will start the match against AJ Lee. Brie talks a little trash before kicking her down. Brie hits a modified northern lights suplex for a one count. Nikki Bella is tagged in, and she hits a springboard kick to AJ’s head for a two count. Nikki applies a side headlock, but AJ fights up and whips her off. Tamina blind tags in and hits a Samoan Drop. Tamina looks toward AJ, who is begging to come in. AJ covers Nikki for a near fall. AJ then applies a front face lock. Nikki fights up, so AJ wraps herself around her. AJ turns it into a sleeper hold, so Nikki slams her into her corner. Tamina tags in and stomps Nikki. Tamina whips her leather vest off her before viciously clotheslining her. Nikki then rolls out of the way of a splash.
Brie is tagged in, and she hits Tamina with a clothesline. Brie follows up with a dropkick before kneeing her down. Tamina blocks a running knee, but Brie comes right back with a second attempt. Brie hits a missile dropkick, and Tamina rolls out of the ring. Brie punches AJ down on the apron. Tamina then punches Brie back. AJ yells at Tamina, and Tamina pushes her down on the apron. Tamina then forces AJ to tag in, and she shoves her into the ring. AJ looks at Tamina before Brie turns her around for a Bella Buster. Brie picks up the pinfall.
Winners by Pinfall: The Bella Twins
Match Rating: 3/4 *
A video is shown of Emma and Santino Marella on another date. They order the same meal. Santino hopes that there are no mistakes this time. Emma says Santino is “the ultimate friend with benefits.” Emma, of course, meant eating dinners with him. Santino wants to look into her eyes, and she mistook it for a staring contest. Santino says he gets queasy when he gets nervous. Emma says she knows what he’s going to say, and she feels the same way. Emma then says they’ll always be the best of friends. Santino looks disappointed and tries to eat, but he can’t. Santino tries to speak, but he begins to get sick. She then gives him some wine, and he accidentally spits it all over her. Santino then runs away.
We’ll take a look at Undertaker’s confrontation with Brock Lesnar on Monday Night RAW. We’ll also see Big Show take on Bray Wyatt in the main event.
Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso vs. Jack Swagger w/ Cesaro and Zeb Colter
They lock up, and Swagger powers him to the corner. Swagger then knees away at him before taunting the crowd. Swagger applies a side headlock, but Jimmy whips him off. Jimmy then throws him out of the ring and hits a running over the top rope plancha. Jimmy throws him into the ring and goes to the top rope. Jimmy hits a cross-body block for a near fall. Jimmy punches and kicks him in the face. Jimmy ducks a clothesline and hits a jumping calf kick. Jimmy chops the chest a few times before having a whip to the corner reversed. Jimmy counters into a corkscrew plancha for a near fall. Jimmy goes for a running hip bump into the face, but Swagger counters into a chop block. Swagger then applies the Patriot Lock. Jimmy fights it, but he eventually taps out.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: 3/4 *
They plug the “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode on WWE 2K14.
A video package highlights what happened between the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar on Monday Night RAW. Undertaker got the better of Lesnar and stood tall in the ring.
Mark Henry vs. The Miz
Both of these men will be in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Henry points at the WrestleMania XXX sign, so Miz attacks him while he points. Miz tries to throw him out of the ring, but Henry doesn’t budge. Henry clubs him down before sending him into the corner. Henry sends him into another turnbuckle and goes for the World’s Strongest Slam, but Miz counters out and kicks him in the knee a few times. Henry pushes him away. Miz ducks a clothesline and hits a chop block. Miz drops some elbows on the knee before kicking him in the face. Miz picks up a one count. Miz applies a leg bar, but Henry powers him away. Miz then runs into a boot from Henry. Henry hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a powerslam. Henry does not appear to be hurt after all the offense on his knee. Henry hits a JYD head-butt before going to the second rope. Miz avoids a Vader Bomb, and Henry holds his knee. Miz works on the knee before going for the Figure Four Leglock, but Henry kicks him away. Henry pulls himself up on the ropes, and Miz throws him over the top rope. Miz celebrates that in the ring.
Henry pulls Miz out of the ring and sends him into the steel steps before sending him into the barricade. Henry puts him in the ring and hits the World’s Strongest Slam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Mark Henry
Match Rating: 1/2 *
We’ll see who is the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, next.
Razor Ramon is the final inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2014.
Big Show makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Bray Wyatt, next.
“Boston… we’re here.”
Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt w/ The Wyatt Family
Luke Harper reaches into the ring to distract Big Show, and Bray Wyatt jumps on him. Big Show quickly shoves him away and talks some trash. Wyatt punches Big Show a few times. Big Show grabs him by the head and throws him out of the ring. Wyatt gives Big Show props for that maneuver. Wyatt gets in the ring and talks some trash. Big Show puts him in the corner and punches away at him before chopping the chest. Big Show head-butts him to the corner, but Wyatt comes right back. Big Show grabs him by the throat, and Wyatt fights out. Wyatt hits the ropes, and Big Show big boots him down. Wyatt then avoids an elbow drop. Wyatt kicks away at Big Show before punching him down. Wyatt hits the ropes and hits a senton splash for a near fall. Big Show pressed him up on the kick out, and Wyatt smiles. Wyatt does the crab walk and runs into a pair of clotheslines. Big Show sends him to the corner. Wyatt sidesteps a splash, and he clotheslines him in the corner. Wyatt blocks a big boot, and he hyperextends the knee. Wyatt then takes him down with a running elbow. Erick Rowan distracts the referee, and Luke Harper punches Big Show in the face. Wyatt then hits him with Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: *
Bray Wyatt kneels in front of Big Show and extends his arms while the rest of his family flanks him. Wyatt screams for everyone to “Follow the buzzards.”
Quick Match Results
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins def. Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins def. Rybaxel
Sin Cara def. Damien Sandow
Fandango def. Goldust
Sheamus def. Batista via DQ
The Bella Twins def. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Jack Swagger def. Jimmy Uso via Submission
Mark Henry def. The Miz
Bray Wyatt def. Big Show
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