WWE Smackdown Results
June 6, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting the events between Evolution and The Shield from this past Monday’s RAW. Following a loss at WWE Payback, Evolution imploded. Batista quit the company after being denied a title match. Later in the evening, Triple H told The Shield that he never loses because he has a Plan B. Seth Rollins then attacked his brothers on The Shield with a steel chair. The assault was particularly vicious on Roman Reigns. Randy Orton joined in the assault as well, and Rollins stood tall with his new allies to end the show.
Triple H and Seth Rollins address their actions from Monday Night RAW
WWE COO Triple H makes his way to the ring. At the top of the stage, he stops and turns around. Seth Rollins then walks out to boos from the crowd. Rollins is still dressed up in his Shield attire. The crowd chants, “You sold out” toward Rollins. Rollins just smirks at them. Triple H says a lot of people probably think he’s out here to brag and rub it into peoples’ faces because he won, but he’s not going to. Besides, everyone knows it anyway. Triple H is here to help them get answers to their questions because they all have so many questions for Seth Rollins. They want to know why. Rollins is the man responsible for the most dominant group in WWE history. He’s responsible for the group that came in here and dominated everything that stood in its path. The Shield crushed giants, legends, and champions. They have questions for the man who formed the group that defeated Evolution. They want to know why Rollins walked away from all of that. Triple H asks Rollins why he did what he did on Monday night before giving him the microphone.
Rollins says everybody wants an explanation. They want to know why he did what he did to his “brothers” on Monday night. Rollins will tell them that the only person who knows why he did what he did on Monday and the only one who needs to know or he owes anything to is himself. Rollins coldly stares at the crowd.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage. Ziggler says he’s sure that he’ll catch a beating for what he has to say and probably be pushed further down the totem pole, but he can’t listen to this. He was never a fan of The Shield, but he liked their vibe because they went against The Authority. The Shield went toe-to-toe with Evolution and won. The Shield played a major part in Batista quitting, and that draws some cheers from the crowd. Ziggler mocks Batista’s wave from RAW. Ziggler says what Rollins did was far worse than The Shield has done to anyone else. Rollins turned his back on his brothers, something he would never do. Rollins is nothing more than a traitor, and he’s done the worst thing he can ever do: he sold out. The crowd again chants, “You sold out” at Rollins.
Triple H says Ziggler makes some fair points. Rollins did something Ziggler will never do: sell out arenas night after night. The other thing is, whether Ziggler knows it or not, he’s like Nostradamus when he said he would “probably” catch a beating. Ziggler is definitely going to catch a beating, and it’s going to happen right now. Ziggler is going to get the opportunity to go one-on-one against Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins w/ Triple H vs. Dolph Ziggler
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. They lock up, and Rollins powers him to the corner. Rollins elbows him in the face before punching away at him. Rollins rips at Ziggler’s face before punching him in the corner. Rollins stomps him in the corner before Ziggler turns the tables and punches away at him. Ziggler backs up and runs into a knee. Rollins drops a knee on the back of his neck before hitting a body slam and a knee drop for a two count. Rollins pulls his hair before sending him into the ropes. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits a cross-body followed by some right hands. Ziggler then dropkicks him and clotheslines him out of the ring. Triple H goes over and calmly gives Rollins some advice. Rollins gets back in the ring, and he kicks Ziggler down before laying in some right hands. Rollins stomps away at him before hitting a snapmare and a kick to the spine for a two count. Rollins applies a chin lock, and Ziggler fights up. Ziggler punches out, but he has a whip reversed on him. Ziggler counters with a head-scissor takeover into a sleeper hold. Ziggler jumps on his back for more leverage. Rollins escapes the hold with a backpack stunner. Ziggler rolls to the apron, and Rollins dropkicks him to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler fighting up from a chin lock. Ziggler punches out of it, but he has a whip to the corner reversed into an STO into the turnbuckle. Triple H goes over to commentary and sings Rollins’ praises to JBL. Rollins chokes Ziggler on the bottom rope as Triple H says Rollins has the ability to adapt. Rollins then runs into a back elbow from Ziggler. Rollins then charges into a boot. Rollins quickly kicks Ziggler in the midsection before hitting the ropes. Ziggler then spikes him on his head with a DDT.
The referee is counting them down, but they get to their feet. They trade punches until Ziggler ducks one and hits a running clothesline. Ziggler hits some rapid punches in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Ziggler then drops an elbow for a near fall. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Ziggler follows him outside and dropkicks him down. Triple H comes over and shouts some encouragement to Rollins. They get in the ring, and Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Rollins counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ziggler goes for a roll up, but Rollins rolls out. Ziggler then catches him with a famouser for a near fall. Triple H does not look happy at ringside. Rollins is on the apron, and he catches Ziggler with a kick to the temple. Rollins goes to the top rope, and Ziggler scales the ropes for a nasty face-buster for a near fall. Triple H was ready to jump into the ring.
Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Rollins throws him off. Ziggler charges and leaps into a kick. Rollins then begins to intensely shake before punching away at him. Rollins powerbombs him into the corner before hitting the Curb Stomp for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: **
Triple H gets into the ring and raises Rollins’ hand in victory. Rollins taunts the crowd on the turnbuckle, and Triple H points to him.
Renee Young is backstage with Bad News Barrett. She wants his thoughts on heading into a triple threat match against Rob Van Dam and Cesaro with his WWE Intercontinental Championship on the line. She also wants his thoughts on Cesaro attacking himself and RVD on WWE Main Event this week. Barrett says it’s not fair that he has to defend his title against two men. He beat RVD at WWE Payback, and then Cesaro abandoned him on Monday night. Neither man is in his league. They’re not classy competitors. Barrett says RVD is a flower child while Cesaro has fleas because he sleeps with a dog named Paul Heyman. Tonight, he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. There’s only going to be one winner tonight, and that’s him.
Bray Wyatt returns to WWE later tonight.
Triple H is walking backstage with Seth Rollins when Randy Orton walks up to them. Orton says he made the right choice before telling Rollins, “Welcome to the dark side.” Rollins says he never left. Big Show walks up to them, and he gets in Rollins’ face. Big Show says Dolph Ziggler was right about Rollins: he’s a piece of trash. Rollins gave up on his brothers and sold his soul for this. Big Show wishes he would try what he did tonight to Ziggler on him. It won’t end the same way. Triple H starts chuckling, and Big Show asks if something is funny. Triple H says if Big Show wants to take a shot at it tonight, then the same thing will happen. Big Show will get into the ring tonight against Randy Orton. They then walk off as Big Show stares down Orton.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Jey Uso starts the match against Ryback. They lock up, and Ryback pushes him into the ropes only to be kicked in the face on the rebound. Jey uppercuts him before having a whip into the ropes reversed on him. Ryback then throws him over the top rope and tags in Curtis Axel. Axel hits a flying clothesline from the apron before throwing him into the ring for a one count. Ryback tags back in, and they whip Jey hard into the corner before clubbing him down. Axel tags in, and they hit a double-team suplex for a two count. Axel drops a forearm and steps on him. Ryback tags in as Axel goes to the second rope for a falling elbow. Ryback then hits a falling splash from the second rope for a two count. Ryback covers again for the same results. Ryback applies a chin lock, but Jey soon fights up. Ryback powers him down before reapplying the chin lock. Ryback clubs away at his chest before putting the chin lock on again. Jey fights up and hits the ropes, but Ryback puts him down with a spinebuster. Jimmy breaks up the pinfall. Ryback stomps him before putting him in the corner for some back elbows. Axel is tagged in, and he runs into Jey’s elbow. Ryback charges, and Jey sends him out of the ring. Axel quickly flattens him with a knee trembler to the face. Axel dropkicks Jimmy off the apron and goes to the top rope. Axel then jumps into a superkick. Jimmy is tagged in, and he hits a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: * 1/4
Big Show will face Randy Orton in tonight’s main event. Bray Wyatt will also make his return after losing the Last Man Standing match to John Cena at WWE Payback.
“The Ravishing Russian” Lana makes her way to the stage. She says throughout the years, Russia and its citizens have been recognized and honored for their monumental place in the world. They have won Nobel Peace Prizes. The crowd chants “USA,” and she tells them to stop. Mikhail Gorbachev has received that award. They have also been awarded for their Olympic dominance, such as Vasily Ivanovich Alekseyev for weightlifting. They’ve also birthed artistic geniuses, such as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Lana says just like the trending downfall of America, the continued recognition of Russia and its great people will keep them remaining supreme.
Rusev then makes his way to the ring wearing his Hero of the Russian Federation medal. JBL talks about how Vladimir Putin received the same medal.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Xavier Woods
Rusev powers him to the corner and punches him. Rusev sends him into the ropes and hits a devastating thrust kick. Lana tells him to crush Woods, so Rusev stomps the spine and applies the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: N/A
Lana gets in the ring, and she taps his shoulder to release Woods. Lana then puts the medal around Rusev’s neck while a giant Russian flag unfurls above the ring.
Bray Wyatt will return later tonight. Coming up next, Bad News Barrett will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Cesaro and Rob Van Dam.
Paul Heyman comes out to the stage, and he says his name for the crowd. Not only did he have the best seat in the house when his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania, he also has the honor to present the biggest superstar on the show tonight, the only man worthy of calling himself a Paul Heyman Guy, Cesaro.
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Triple Threat Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Cesaro vs. Bad News Barrett (c)
Paul Heyman joins the commentary table for this match. Before the match, footage is shown of Cesaro walking off on Bad News Barrett on Monday Night RAW. Cesaro then attacked both Barrett and RVD on WWE Main Event this past Tuesday. Lilian Garcia gives the introductions for all three men when they’re all in the ring.
The bell rings, and Barrett and RVD ambush Cesaro in the corner. RVD and Barrett push each other away to get better shots at Cesaro. Barrett kicks Cesaro out of the ring, and RVD rolls him up for a one count. RVD punches and kicks Barrett before Cesaro attacks both men. Cesaro knees RVD and goes to put him in the corner, but RVD blocks it and kicks him in the head. Barrett then head-butts Cesaro. RVD sends Barrett to the corner, and he whips Cesaro into him. RVD hits Cesaro with a monkey flip followed by a spinning wheel kick to Barrett in the corner. Barrett and Cesaro are lying next to one another, so RVD hits them both with Rolling Thunder. RVD covers Cesaro for a near fall. RVD then covers Barrett for a two count. RVD then whips Barrett to the corner, and Cesaro throws RVD out of the ring.
Cesaro stomps Barrett in the corner before sending him to the opposite corner. Cesaro then runs into a kick to the midsection. Barrett sets Cesaro up on the top rope and clubs away at him. Barrett then turns into a thrust kick to the jaw from RVD. RVD kicks Cesaro off the top rope to the floor before hitting Barrett with a split legged moonsault. Cesaro pulls RVD out of the ring before the referee counts to three.
We come back from the break to see RVD trapped in a chin lock from Barrett. During the commercial break, Barrett sent Cesaro into the steel steps. RVD fights up, and Barrett sends him into the ropes. Barrett lowers his head and eats a kick. Barrett charges, but RVD pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. RVD goes for a dive to the outside, but Cesaro nails him with an uppercut. Barrett punches and kicks Cesaro before having a whip into the barricade reversed on him. Cesaro then gives Barrett a front suplex onto the barricade. Cesaro turns around, and RVD takes him out with a moonsault block from the apron! RVD then gets back on the apron to hit Barrett with a diving wheel kick to the spine. All three men are down at ringside.
Barrett gets in the ring, and RVD catches him with a slingshot leg drop, but Cesaro breaks up the pinfall. Cesaro then hits RVD with a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Cesaro picks him up, but RVD rolls him up for a two count. Cesaro’s kick out sends RVD into Barrett’s Winds of Change for a near fall. Cesaro broke up the pinfall. Cesaro head-butts Barrett to the corner and hits a running uppercut. Cesaro then hits RVD in the opposite corner with a running uppercut. Cesaro holds up Barrett, and RVD takes Barrett out with a diving thrust kick. Cesaro hits RVD with a German Suplex with a bridge for a near fall. RVD rolls out of the ring to recover. Barrett is pulling himself up on the apron, so Cesaro bounces him off the turnbuckle. Cesaro gets on the second rope and elbows him in the back of the head. Cesaro goes for his superplex on Barrett, who is on the apron, but Barrett snaps him off the top rope. RVD then hits Cesaro with a Five Star Frog Splash from across the ring! Barrett then knocks RVD out with the Bull Hammer for the win!
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: ** 1/2
The Wyatt Family’s video flashes on the screen, and we’re brought to an undisclosed location to see Bray Wyatt with his back turned to the camera. Wyatt says John Cena locked him in a box. As he peered into the darkness, his memories began to haunt him. Wyatt felt the cold hand of the reaper pulling him down. He was afraid, but then he began to remember her face and how she used to warn him about this evil place. She told him that they would circle him in the water until they see red, but those sharks will help you realize that death is real. She said in death, you would find your rest. In his rebirth, he will grow much stronger and learn to accept these new, great responsibilities. He’ll become their leader, his voice will soothe their ears, and his hand will lead their armies for he is the way into the City of Woe. Wyatt stands beyond time. Wyatt laughs and says there is nothing left to fear. Wyatt says he is reborn before silently saying, “Join me,” to the camera.
We’ll hear Stephanie McMahon’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship ultimatum to Daniel Bryan, next.
A video highlights the NXT Takeover event, particularly focusing on Charlotte’s emotion victory over Natalya for the NXT Women’s Championship.
Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
They circle the ring and lock up. Natalya hits a headlock takeover, but Alicia gets out with a head-scissor. Natalya kips up, and they circle the ring again. They lock up, and Natalya wrenches the arm. Alicia reverses a whip into the ropes and goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Natalya pushes her off. Natalya gives her a low dropkick followed by a butterfly suplex. Alicia rolls out of the ring to recover, and she throws a tantrum. Alicia gets on the apron, and she screams wildly at Natalya. Alicia continues to scream at Natalya like an unstable woman presumably would. Alicia then starts laughing and apologizes. Alicia goes for a handshake, so Natalya pulls her down by the hand and stomps the hand. Natalya then slaps her. Alicia dares her to do it again, and Natalya obliges. Natalya rolls her up for a one count. Alicia blocks a second roll up, and she slams Natalya into the bottom rope. Alicia then chokes her on the bottom rope. Alicia hits the northern lights suplex for a two count. Alicia then misses a flipping leg drop. Alicia kicks her away when she attempts a Sharpshooter. Alicia goes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, but Natalya counters into a pin for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
Match Rating: *
Alicia Fox throws a tantrum in the ring before getting out and approaching the commentary table. Alicia then corners Lilian Garcia and intimidates her a bit. Alicia wants to know who rung the bell because she wasn’t finished. Alicia then slams the hammer off the ring bell a few times. Alicia gets in the ring, crawls across, and screams at some fans as she leaves.
A video highlights Brie Bella quitting WWE at WWE Payback before slapping Stephanie McMahon in the face. Stephanie came out the next night and said Daniel Bryan would defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Kane in a Stretcher Match at WWE Money in the Bank. If Bryan is unable to compete, then the Money in the Bank Ladder Match would be for the vacated championship.
Daniel Bryan will give an update on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship this Monday on RAW.
Santino Marella w/ Emma vs. Bo Dallas
Before the match, Bo Dallas takes a microphone. Dallas says whether in this ring or in life, you have to be better than excuses and you will be victorious. All you have to do is Bolieve!
They shake hands and circle the ring. They lock up, and Dallas hits a fireman’s carry takeover before celebrating and running around the ring. Santino laughs as Dallas gets in the ring. They shake hands and circle the ring. They lock up, and Santino hits a pair of arm drags. Santino then gets out of the ring and does his trombone celebration before high fiving some fans. Santino geos for a handshake, and Dallas pulls him into a short-arm clothesline. Dallas hits a second one. Dallas goes for a third, but Santino counters into a roll up for a two count. Dallas then viciously clotheslines Santino down. Dallas puts him in the corner and punches away at him. Dallas clubs him in the back of the head before hitting the Bodog for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Bo Dallas does a victory lap around ringside before getting back in the ring. Dallas takes a microphone and yells about how he’s 5-0. Dallas tells Emma not to think Santino is a loser. Santino did his best, and if you do your best, you’re a winner in life. All you have to do is Bolieve!
Renee Young is backstage with the Big Show. She asks how he feels as he gets set to face Randy Orton. Big Show says Triple H, Randy Orton, and Seth Rollins are a bunch of bullies. Bullies like running in packs. Big Show wasn’t always this big and handsome. There was a time when he was smaller and was made fun of. He didn’t come from a family that had a lot of money. Bullies would pick on him. A bully kicked a ball into his face while he was trying to tie his shoes. The bully laughed with his friends. He later cornered the bully alone and knocked him out. Tonight, when he gets in the ring against Orton, he’s going to ball up his fist and let it fly. We’ll see what happens to a Viper when it gets KO’d by a Giant.
A video recaps Seth Rollins’ betrayal against The Shield. The Shield, consisting of Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, will return this Monday on RAW.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Randy Orton. Saxton asks how he feels going against the Big Show. Orton says under normal circumstances, he wouldn’t be happy about facing him, but Big Show stuck his nose where it doesn’t belong. Orton has to go take care of business now. Anything can happen in the ring. Sometimes the craziest things occur when you least expect them to, just ask Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.
Big Show vs. Randy Orton w/ Triple H
Charles Robinson returns to officiate his second match of the night. They circle the ring, and Orton kicks and punches Big Show, but Big Show soon powers him to the corner and chops his chest. Orton quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Orton is frustrated as he gets back in the ring. Orton gets back in the ring, and Big Show powers him back to the corner. Big Show goes for a chop, but Orton rakes the eyes. Orton clubs him before hitting a pair of running clotheslines in the corner. Big Show tries to boot Orton in the face, but Orton snaps the leg off his shoulder. Big Show quickly comes back with a back elbow, and Orton rolls out of the ring to recover again. Triple H gives Orton some advice at ringside.
Orton gets back in the ring, and he punches Big Show, but Big Show quickly head-butts him down. Orton then rolls out of the ring to recover again. Big Show follows him out, and Orton quickly scurries back into the ring. Orton tries to prevent him from getting in the ring, but Big Show pulls him out and chops the chest. Big Show goes for a powerslam, but he drops Orton when Triple H gets too close. Orton then sends Big Show face first into the ring post. Big Show rolls back in, and Orton kicks away at him. Orton kicks him in the face for a two count. Orton applies a chin lock, but Big Show fights up. Orton quickly takes him back down and reapplies the chin lock. Big Show fights up and counters into a sidewalk slam. Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a running butt bump. Big Show hits the ropes, and Orton dropkicks him down. Orton stomps away at Big Show before going for a hanging DDT off the top rope. Orton connects with the move and taunts the crowd before setting up for the end. Big Show escapes an RKO attempt, and he spears Orton down. Big Show balls up his fist, and he grabs Triple H by the throat as he gets on the apron. Big Show then grabs Orton by the throat. Seth Rollins then runs down, goes to the top rope, and connects with a flying knee to the temple!
Winner by Disqualification: Big Show
Match Rating: * 1/4
Big Show slowly pulls himself up to his feet, and Orton lays him out with an RKO. Rollins talks some trash to Big Show as Triple H gets in the ring with a steel chair. Triple H hands the chair to Rollins, and he puts it on the mat. Orton pulls Big Show up to all fours, and Rollins hits Big Show with the Curb Stomp on the steel chair. Orton pulls Big Show up, and Rollins hits it a second time on the steel chair. Triple H then raises the arms of Orton and Rollins as the show ends.
Quick Match Results
Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler
Jimmy and Jey Uso def. Ryback and Curtis Axel (non-title)
Rusev def. Xavier Woods via Submission
Bad News Barrett def. Rob Van Dam and Cesaro to retain the IC Title
Natalya def. Alicia Fox
Bo Dallas def. Santino Marella
Big Show def. Randy Orton via DQ
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