WWE Smackdown Results
May 9, 2014
Buffalo, New York
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show opens with a highlight package of what The Shield went through this past Monday on RAW. Dean Ambrose lost his WWE United States Championship, which he held for nearly a year, to Sheamus in a 20-man battle royal. Triple H then booked The Shield in a match against The Wyatt Family in the main event. In the main event, The Shield nearly had the match won until Evolution came out and cost them the win. Evolution then beat The Shield down, and it culminated with them giving Roman Reigns the Triple Powerbomb, The Shield’s finishing move.
Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Sheamus, the new WWE United States Champion, makes his way to the ring. He’ll be having his first title defense to kick off the show.
WWE United States Championship Match
Sheamus (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose is holding his ribs, which were injured in the attack from Evolution on RAW. Ambrose is all by himself for this match. The bell rings, and Ambrose puts his hand up for a test of strength. Ambrose tries to catch him by surprise with a drop-toe-hold, but Sheamus doesn’t go down. Ambrose eventually powers him down and applies a modified STF while ripping at the eyes. Ambrose lets him go, and Sheamus hits a headlock takeover for a one count. Ambrose rights up and whips Sheamus off. Sheamus takes him down with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. Sheamus blocks a hip toss with a short-arm clothesline for a two count. Sheamus puts him in the corner and stretches the arm around the ropes. Sheamus brings him to the center of the ring and powers him down before working on the left shoulder. Ambrose fights up, and they trade punches. Sheamus kicks him in the ribs and sends him to the ropes, but Ambrose comes at him wildly with a takedown. They roll out of the ring, and Sheamus punches him in the injured ribs before bouncing him off the commentary table. Ambrose quickly punches Sheamus in the midsection before giving him a suplex on the outside of the ring. Ambrose quickly gets in the ring to break the referee’s count. When he returns to ringside, Sheamus grabs him and hits a rolling fireman’s carry on the floor! Ambrose grabs his ribs in pain as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ambrose fighting up from a chin lock, and he punches away at Sheamus. Sheamus reverses a whip into the ropes, but he misses an Irish hammer, and Ambrose takes him down with a running cross-body block before punching away at him. Ambrose gets Sheamus in the corner and rubs his forearm in his face. Sheamus reverses a whip to the opposite corner and goes for a shoulder block, but Ambrose moves. Sheamus hits the ring post shoulder first, and he falls to the floor. Ambrose then takes him out with a suicide dive. Ambrose puts him in the ring and hits a diving chop block from the second rope. Ambrose then applies the Figure Four Leglock, but Sheamus quickly gets to the bottom rope. Sheamus kicks Ambrose away and hits the Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus stomps him in the midsection before applying his Cloverleaf submission, but Ambrose claws to the bottom rope for the break.
Ambrose rolls to the apron, and he looks completely battered and bruised after this long week. Sheamus then catches him, pulls his shirt over his head, and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Ambrose’s ribs are taped up. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Ambrose counters into a backslide attempt. Sheamus flips him over and kicks him in the face. Ambrose then bounces back with a rebound clothesline. The referee begins counting both men down, but they get to their feet at eight. They trade punches until Sheamus kicks him in the midsection. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Ambrose follows with a knee to the midsection. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Sheamus hits him with a Brogue Kick that sends Ambrose out of the ring! The referee begins counting Ambrose out, but he claws his way back into the ring at nine and a half. Sheamus cannot believe what he is seeing. Ambrose struggles to get to his feet as Sheamus signals for the end. Sheamus then wipes him out with a second Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Sheamus
Match Rating: **
Roman Reigns will take on Mark Henry later tonight. We’ll also see Seth Rollins face Batista. Tonight’s main event will be John Cena and The Usos taking on The Wyatt Family.
Paul Heyman will be on commentary for the next match. Heyman, of course, plugs that his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
Rob Van Dam and Big E vs. Cesaro and Bad News Barrett
Before the match begins, Barrett says he’s sure everyone is enjoying the new climate in WWE with him as your WWE Intercontinental Champion. However, he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. Climate change isn’t just sweeping through WWE, it’s sweeping through the entire nation. Thanks to your apathy, extreme temperatures, droughts, and super-storms are heading your way. That means very soon, just like Big E, you’ll all be forgotten pieces of history. Barrett thanks them very much, and he laughs heartily.
Rob Van Dam’s eye is completely swollen and purple, way worse than it was on Monday Night RAW. RVD will start the match out against Barrett. RVD talks trash to Cesaro, and Barrett blindsides him with a kick and a club to the back. RVD quickly kicks him in the face before hitting a springboard thrust kick. RVD quickly turns his attention to Cesaro, and he chases him out of the ring. RVD ducks a clothesline from Cesaro, and he eats a clothesline from Barrett at ringside. Barrett quickly puts RVD in the ring and covers for a two count. Barrett applies a chin lock, but RVD fights up and elbows out. RVD goes to the ropes, but Barrett pulls him down by his ponytail. Barrett mocks RVD’s taunt, and RVD takes him out with a rolling wheel kick.
Big E and Cesaro are tagged in. Big E hits a pair of clotheslines before ducking one and hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E hits the ropes before hitting a big splash for a near fall. Cesaro reverses a whip to the corner, but Big E quickly takes him down with a slam. Barrett breaks up the pinfall, and RVD takes him out with a wheel kick. Cesaro goes to kick RVD, but it’s blocked. RVD spins him and goes for a spin kick, but Cesaro ducks, causing RVD to accidentally hit Big E with the kick. It was kind of whiffed due to Big E being a bit out of position. Barrett pulls RVD out of the ring, and Cesaro connects with the Neutralizer on Big E for the win. While that was going on, Barrett sent RVD face first into the barricade.
Winners by Pinfall: Cesaro and Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: *
Paul Heyman raises Cesaro’s arm at ringside and rubs it in to Michael Cole, who was criticizing Heyman during the match.
They show still photos of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match at Extreme Rules between Daniel Bryan and Kane. We’ll see what happened between the two of them on RAW later tonight. John Cena and The Usos will take on The Wyatt Family in tonight’s main event.
Lilian Garcia welcomes Lana, the Ravishing Russian, to the stage. Lana speaks Russian before saying there is only one nation in the world that made foul language illegal in the arts. There is only one country that dares to set the standards of morals and ethics. That nation is Russia. Mother Russia is led by a true leader that practices what he preaches. A big USA chant breaks out. Lana then has a picture of Vladimir Putin shown on the titantron. Lana tells American people to change their ways and follow this true leader. Putin is a nation builder and should have won the Nobel Peace Prize long ago. She then introduces the man who now resides in Russia, the Bulgarian Brute, Rusev.
Kofi Kingston vs. Rusev w/ Lana
Kingston kicks him, but Rusev quickly powers him to the corner. Kingston tries some more kicks, but Rusev powers him down again. Kingston quickly snaps him off the top rope, but Rusev immediately takes him down with a kick to the chest. Rusev blocks another kick, but Kingston catches him with a pendulum kick. Kingston hits a dropkick, but Rusev doesn’t go down. Kingston leaps up to his shoulders and punches, but Rusev powers him out to the center of the ring. Kingston escapes the powerbomb position, and he dropkicks Rusev. Kingston then hits him with a big cross-body block, but Rusev kicks out before the referee can even get in position. Rusev then takes him out with a vicious slam. Lana orders Rusev to crush him, so Rusev stomps on Kingston’s spine. Rusev then applies the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: 1/4 *
The Wyatt Family is shown backstage. Bray Wyatt holds up a burning match. Wyatt says there is so much beauty in a flame. Wyatt says the flame holds no prejudice. Anything can burn – you just have to find the right spark. Mountains must crumble, oceans must boil, and everything that they have built must be turned to ash. We are all just slaves to judgment. It is judgment that tells him he must survive and adapt. It is John Cena’s judgment that tells him to fear Wyatt. It is not the fear that sets him apart from Cena. It is the distance he is willing to go. Where they’re going, nobody ever comes back. Wyatt laughs before the camera zooms in on Luke Harper, who has a wild look on his face. Harper simply says, “Burn,” before the camera cuts out.
Bo Dallas reminds everyone to Bolieve in themselves. The commentators mention that he’ll debut next Friday on Smackdown.
Fandango and Layla vs. Santino Marella and Emma
Santino will start the match against Fandango. They lock up, and Fandango applies a side headlock. Santino whips him off, but Fandango comes right back with a shoulder block. Fandango hits the ropes, but Santino splits under a clothesline. Santino hits a hip toss before hitting a pair of arm drags. Santino quickly applies a side headlock, but Fandango powers up and backs him to the corner. Fandango whips him sternum first into the opposite corner before going to the second rope. Fandango goes for a diving knee drop, but Santino moves out of the way.
Emma is tagged in, so Layla is automatically entered into the match. Emma takes her down with a Thesz Press, and she bounces Layla’s head off the mat a few times. Emma has a whip to the corner reversed, but she avoids a splash. Emma then applies the Dil-Emma. Emma releases it before being disqualified. Emma does a little dance before stomping around. Emma then hits an Emma-mite Sandwich in the corner. Emma then pulls a pink cobra out of her boot. Santino quickly runs in to try to prevent Fandango from interfering, but Fandango pulls the top rope down to thwart the attempt. This distracts Emma enough to let Layla roll her up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Fandango and Layla
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Fandango and Layla go up the ramp before passionately kissing at the top of the ramp. The commentators talk about how Summer Rae won’t like that very much.
Later tonight, we’ll see what happened between Daniel Bryan and Kane this past Monday on RAW. Roman Reigns will take on Mark Henry, next.
Roman Reigns vs. Mark Henry
As Mark Henry makes his entrance, they show a pre-taped promo with him. Henry says it wasn’t that long ago that The Shield thought that 3-on-1 was a fair fight. He should know because he was a recipient of some of those beatings. Henry is going to give Reigns a personal invitation into the Hall of Pain because that’s what he does.
They lock up, and Henry powers him to the corner before giving a clean break. They lock up again, and Henry powers him to the corner again. Henry talks a little trash before getting punched in the face. Henry punches back before kneeing him in the midsection. Reigns seems to be favoring his ribs from the attack on RAW. Henry clubs him down a few times before talking some trash. Henry whips him hard into the turnbuckle. Reigns grabs his ribs in pain. Henry then throws him out of the ring. Henry puts him in the ring and wraps him around the ring post before pulling him into the post to crush those ribs a bit. Henry gets back in the ring before sending him into the ropes. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline to take Henry down. Reigns avalanches him in the corner. Reigns goes to repeat the move, but Henry annihilates him with a clothesline.
Henry pulls him to the corner and goes to the second rope, but Reigns cuts him off. Reigns then gets him on his shoulders and hits a big Samoan Drop! Reigns pumps himself up in the corner before hitting Henry with a Spear for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: *
Seth Rollins will take on Batista later on tonight. The main event for the evening will see John Cena team with Jimmy and Jey Uso to take on The Wyatt Family.
3MB and Hornswoggle vs. Los Matadores and El Torito
Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre will represent 3MB in the ring. Jinder Mahal stays at ringside. McIntyre will start the match against Fernando. They lock up, and McIntyre powers him to the corner. Fernando turns him and chops the chest a few times. McIntyre reverses a whip and counters a slingshot with a kick to the chest for a two count. McIntyre stomps him before tagging in Slater. Slater drops an elbow and punches away before tagging McIntyre back in. McIntyre kicks Fernando in the face. Hornswoggle is tagged in, and McIntyre and Slater drop him on Fernando. Hornswoggle taunts Fernando before kicking him in the face a few times. McIntyre is quickly tagged back in, and he punches away at Fernando. Fernando then hits a very sloppy head-scissor that was supposed to take McIntyre head-first into the turnbuckle. Slater tags in, and he knocks Diego down on the apron. Fernando then catches him with a flapjack.
Diego is tagged in, and a few seconds after, McIntyre is tagged in. Diego dropkicks Mahal off the apron before hitting the ropes. McIntyre and Diego then take each other out with a double cross-body block. Hornswoggle and El Torito are tagged in. El Torito bites Hornswoggle on the backside before laughing. Hornswoggle then lays him out with a straight right hand. El Torito kicks him in the face before goring him in the backside out of the ring. Hornswoggle takes exception to that before stomping back into the ring. Hornswoggle catches Slater laughing, and he flips out on him. El Torito gores him again and goes for a sunset flip, but Hornswoggle doesn’t go down. Hornswoggle tells him to stay where he is as he goes for a cannonball, but El Torito, of course, moves out of the way. El Torito then splashes him, but Slater breaks up the pinfall and throws Hornswoggle to the corner. Slater blind tags in, and he misses a few splashes on El Torito. El Torito then catches Slater with a springboard moonsault for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores and El Torito
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The RAW Rebound airs, and it highlights the events that transpired between Daniel Bryan and Kane. Kane attacked Bryan and his wife, Brie Bella, in the parking lot, but Bryan and Brie escaped in their car.
Coming up next, we’ll see Seth Rollins take on Batista.
Batista vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins’ right elbow is taped up. Batista quickly powers him to the corner and hits a shoulder thrust. Rollins counters a second with a knee to the face. Rollins punches and chops him before ducking a kick and hitting a dropkick to the corner. Batista quickly sidesteps a splash in the corner, and he clotheslines him in the back of the head. Batista sends him to the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Rollins then dropkicks him out of the ring. Rollins puts the brakes on before hitting a suicide dive as Batista moved. Rollins goes for a baseball slide, but Batista pulls the apron up to trip him up. Batista then beats him down before kicking him in the chest.
We come back from the break to see Rollins fighting up from a chin lock only to be slammed back down by Batista. Batista reapplies a chin lock, but Rollins fights out. Batista then whips him face first into the turnbuckle. Batista stomps him a few times before wrapping the injured arm around the bottom rope. Batista puts him in the corner and viciously whips him across the ring to the opposite corner. Batista then hits a suplex for a two count. Batista flips him up in the corner, and Rollins stumbles before sidestepping a shoulder thrust. Batista hits the ring post shoulder first.
Rollins jumps on Batista with a running forearm to the face. Rollins repeats the move before stomping him down in the corner. Batista counters a suplex and goes for a swinging neckbreaker, but Rollins gets out, ducks a clothesline, and hits a sleeper slam. Rollins pumps himself up before kicking Batista in the midsection. Rollins goes for a flipping reverse neckbreaker, but Batista pushes him off. Rollins punches him against the ropes and charges, but Batista drops him onto the apron. Rollins catches him with a kick to the face and goes for a springboard maneuver, but Batista ducks and catches him charging with a spinebuster. Batista stomps on the mat before going for a Batista Bomb, but Rollins gets out of it. Rollins then catches him with a step-up enzuigiri. Batista falls out of the ring. Rollins then takes him out with a flipping senton. Rollins goes to the top rope and goes for a diving cross-body to the floor, but Batista sidesteps him and directs him to land face-first on the commentary table! Batista gets in the ring at nine, and Rollins doesn’t move. Batista wins by count-out.
Winner by Count-Out: Batista
Match Rating: * 1/4
Trainers and referees are checking on Seth Rollins at ringside. Batista grabs Rollins and throws him into the ring. Batista clubs him before hitting a Batista Bomb. Batista celebrates in the ring as the crowd loudly boos him.
Coming up next, we’ll see John Cena and The Usos take on The Wyatt Family.
“Buffalo… we’re here.”
The Wyatt Family vs. The Usos and John Cena
John Cena will start the match against Erick Rowan. Cena quickly pounces him with punches to the corner. Cena then avalanches him and hits a fisherman’s suplex. Luke Harper tags in as Bray Wyatt is seen smiling on the apron. Wyatt whispers some advice to Harper. Harper comes out and gives Cena a look. Cena ducks a clothesline and punches away at him before hitting a bulldog. Cena then hits a big boot before tagging in Jey Uso. Jey punches him and tags in Jimmy Uso. Jimmy hits a running forearm to the face before chopping the chest. Harper reverses a whip to the corner, but he runs into a boot, and Jimmy rolls him up for a one count. Harper punches him in the face before tagging in Rowan. Rowan punches Jimmy in the ribs before sending him to the corner. Jimmy slingshots over him and delivers an uppercut before tagging in Jey. Jey punches Rowan in the face before having a whip reversed. Rowan lowers his head and eats a kick, but he quickly comes back with a running avalanche. Harper is tagged in, and he punches Jey down before ripping at his face. Harper hits a guillotine catapult for a near fall.
Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he kicks and punches Jey. Wyatt drops an elbow before punching away at Jey. Wyatt gets him in the corner and hits an avalanche. The crowd is booing Wyatt as he arcs his back to look at Jey. Wyatt does a crabwalk, and it scares Jey. Wyatt punches him, but Jey punches back. Wyatt knees him in the midsection before running into a back elbow. Wyatt then charges, but Jey pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Harper is tagged in, and he quickly gives Jey an elbow drop before he can tag a partner. Harper hits the gator roll before applying the chin lock. Jey fights up and goes for a body slam, but Harper is too heavy. Harper falls on top of him for a two count. Harper immediately follows up with a big boot. Harper steps on Jey before tagging Rowan in. Rowan applies a chin lock, but Jey soon gets out and drives him into the corner. Rowan comes back quickly with a body slam. Jey then avoids a big splash.
Wyatt and Jimmy are tagged in. Jimmy clotheslines Wyatt before knocking Harper off the apron. Jimmy hits Wyatt with another clothesline. Jimmy kicks him in the midsection and gives him an uppercut before hitting a jumping calf kick. Jimmy avalanches him in the corner before hitting a running hip bump to the face for a near fall. Wyatt misses a clothesline and runs into a right hand from Cena. Jimmy then kicks Wyatt back. Wyatt quickly tags in Harper. Jimmy kicks Rowan off the apron, ducks a clothesline from Harper, and gives Harper a superkick for a two count. Cena and Wyatt are brawling at ringside when Rowan gets involved. Jey then takes them all out with a plancha. In the ring, Jimmy hits the ropes, and Harper annihilates him with a clothesline for the win. Harper immediately falls into a trance following the pinfall.
Winners by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Wyatt Family goes up the ramp staring at the ring. Wyatt kneels down and extends his arms. Wyatt laughs and says, “Follow the buzzards.” John Cena and The Usos stare at them from the ring.
Quick Match Results
Sheamus def. Dean Ambrose to retain the WWE United States Championship
Cesaro and Bad News Barrett def. Rob Van Dam and Big E
Rusev def. Kofi Kingston via Submission
Fandango and Layla def. Santino Marella and Emma
Roman Reigns def. Mark Henry
Los Matadores and El Torito def. 3MB and Hornswoggle
Batista def. Seth Rollins via CO
The Wyatt Family def. The Usos and John Cena
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