WWE Smackdown Results
June 20, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show kicks off with a video highlighting the events from Monday Night RAW with John Cena. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon said Cena would be entered into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match if he could beat Kane in a Stretcher Match. Despite interference from Seth Rollins and Randy Orton, a timely assist from Dean Ambrose allowed Cena to defeat Kane and be entered into the match.
The Smackdown video plays, and we're brought into the arena. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Tonight's main event will see Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, and Randy Orton face John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Sheamus. All seven men are involved in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match.
John Cena's music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. Cena welcomes the crowd to Smackdown before talking about the energy in the building. Cena points to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship hanging above the ring. Cena says they are a symbol of excellence in WWE, but some people may be asking why. Why is his favorite color suddenly neon green? Why does he say, "You Can't See Me?" when it's obviously visual irony? Why is the championship hanging above the ring? Cena says it's a long story, but he is here to bring us up to speed. Cena takes a deep breath, and he runs through all of the issues with the title from the last six months. First a fast counting referee got it held up in abeyance, then a superkicking referee that gave it to Randy Orton, then a one-time attraction was made to unify the titles and crown a face of the company, then Batista came back and became Boo-tista before becoming Blue-tista, and then Daniel Bryan won it before becoming injured. Now The Authority is putting them in the meat grinder, and they're heading to Money in the Bank to determine the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion in a ladder match.
Cena says if you look at the people in the match, it's like the start of a bad joke. "So a Mexican, an Irishman, an uber-European, a Duck Dynasty reject, a prima donna, a security guard, and Dudley Do-Right walk into a WWE ring... that's where the comedy stops. I'll save you the punch line and just tell you that I'm gonna put every one of them in a line and punch them." Cena says he's walking into Money in the Bank, walking up the ladder to victory, and walking out proudly saying, "The Champ is here!"
Alberto Del Rio's music hits, and he makes his way to the stage. Del Rio says Cena should spend less time talking and more time worrying about him. Del Rio says he was the first one to qualify for this match, and he'll be the first one climbing the ladder to win the title. Del Rio gets in the ring and says Cena may not remember how dangerous he is, but he'll make him remember once he's standing over him as the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Sheamus' music hits, and he says no one has forgotten about how dangerous Del Rio is. The people just don't give a damn about what he has to say. He sees a lot of formidable opponents in the ring because it is every man for himself at Money in the Bank, but the biggest challenge is neither of them. It's him trying to figure out how to bring those titles through airport security every week because when the match is over, he'll be the United States AND WWE World Heavyweight Champion, fella!
Cesaro's music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman. Heyman says his name before saying he's sure everyone shares his enthusiasm over the fact that for the very first time ever at the Money in the Bank PPV, the WWE World Heavyweight Title will be decided in a championship ladder match, a match where you are absolutely, positively guaranteed a brand new champion. It's also a match where he absolutely, positively guarantees none of the men in the ring will win. This is every man for himself, which his client likes. There's only one competitor in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship that has a full time strategist in his corner. He doesn't need to strategize for his client to win - he's strategizing against them to ensure they lose. His strategy led to a history making moment when his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania. His strategy will lead to a brand new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Money in the Bank, and his name is Cesaro!
Roman Reigns' music hits, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Reigns says ever since Seth Rollins stabbed him in the back, he's had a lot of trouble trusting people these days. The only thing that matters now is that, and he points to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship hanging above the ring. He doesn't care how many there are, and he doesn't care who you think you are (Reigns turns and faces John Cena), there's not a man in this ring that is going to stop him now. Reigns and Cena have a stare down, and Cena removes his shirt to prepare for a possible fight.
Randy Orton's music hits, and he comes out to the stage. Orton says Reigns has finally learned that you can't trust anyone in the WWE. Orton sarcastically congratulates him. Orton tells them not to forget that he's the face of the WWE. In fact, the company was at an all-time high when he was champion. For Reigns to tell everyone that he's going to run through everyone in the ring, he's not in the ring, and Reigns isn't going to run through him. As a matter of fact, the titles are coming home with him. Reigns gets out of the ring, and he brawls around the stage with Orton.
In the ring, a fight breaks out with the remaining men. Cena throws Del Rio out of the ring, and Sheamus does the same to Cesaro. Reigns and Orton brawl to the back. Cena's music hits to end the segment.
Dean Ambrose will take on Kane later tonight.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring in a tight black shirt and black tights. Rollins removes the shirt upon getting in the ring. Replays are shown from WWE Main Event when Dean Ambrose attacked Rollins. Kane tried to make the save, but Ambrose dropkicked him off the apron. Ambrose then gave Rollins a back body drop over the top rope onto Kane. Ambrose will face Kane later tonight on Smackdown.
Seth Rollins vs. Kofi Kingston
Before the match begins, a pre-taped promo is aired from Kingston. Kingston says when people think of him, they think of spectacular moments, especially when it comes to Money in the Bank. If he's in the contract Money in the Bank, he'll make some moments, but he'll also make history when he wins it.
They lock up, and Rollins quickly wrenches the arm. Kingston flips through and kips up before taking Rollins down and splashing him for a two count. Rollins quickly backs him to the corner, but Kingston soon turns him around and punches. The referee backs Kingston up, and Rollins hits him with a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins stomps him in the corner before hitting a snapmare. Rollins then applies a chin lock. Kingston soon fights up, but Rollins clubs him. Kingston flips through a back suplex attempt and begins chopping Rollins before hitting a dropkick. Rollins ducks a leaping clothesline before kicking him in the midsection. Rollins sends him to the corner, but he jumps into a pendulum kick. Kingston then hits a springboard cross-body block for a two count. Rollins comes back with a kick to the midsection followed by one to the face. Kingston quickly crawls through his legs and hits a hurricanrana. Rollins quickly ducks Trouble in Paradise, and Kingston crashes into the ropes. Rollins punches away at the back of his head before giving him a powerbomb in the corner. Rollins then hits the Curb Stomp for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Seth Rollins takes a microphone. Rollins begins to talk about how he is the first entrant into the Money in the Bank Contract match, but Dean Ambrose interrupts him on the titantron. Ambrose tells him to listen and not speak. Ambrose tells Rollins to be on his toes because every time he steps in the ring, hears the bell ring, or steps out from behind the curtain, he wants him to wonder if that night is the night he'll get even with him. It could be any night, but it is going to happen. Rollins says it's a shame Ambrose has to battle Kane tonight because he'd love for him to come out and kick his teeth down his throat. Ambrose calmly says, "Shut up. Don't do that. I don't buy that. Just don't." Ambrose says when he's done with Kane tonight, he's going to focus all of his energy on Rollins. Rollins and Kane will have plenty to talk about when he sends them both back to where they belong - Hell.
As Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring, a pre-taped promo is aired. Ziggler says he's been Mr. Money in the Bank before. If he can somehow get into the match, he'll be Mr. Money in the Bank again because there is not a better superstar than him to go out there and steal the show... and the contract.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bad News Barrett
Before the match begins, Barrett says he's afraid that he has some bad news. He has every intention of winning the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, so he supposes you can say the other competitors in that match are like the United States of America's men's football team at the World Cup. They might have developed certain dreams and aspirations after beating a team like Ghana, but in reality, they'll be destroyed and eliminated by him.
They circle the ring, and Barrett kicks him down before clubbing the back. Barrett sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler ducks a clothesline, avoids a powerslam, and hits a dropkick. Ziggler goes for a stinger splash in the corner, but Barrett moves. Ziggler is propped against the top rope, and Barrett kicks him in the midsection to send him to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler fighting up from a submission hold. Barrett reverses a whip to the corner and kicks him in the midsection as he tries to slingshot over him. Barrett picks up a near fall for that. Barrett chokes him on the middle rope before kneeing him in the midsection while tied up in the ropes. Barrett then big boots him to the floor. Barrett goes outside and whips him into the timekeeper's area. Barrett then rolls him into the ring for a two count. Barrett then applies a grounded abdominal stretch. Ziggler fights up and hits a jawbreaker.
Barrett runs into a back elbow, misses a clothesline, and takes a running cross-body block from Ziggler. Ziggler punches away at him before getting up. Ziggler then runs into Winds of Change for a near fall. Barrett pulls his elbow pad down and signals for the end. Ziggler ducks the Bull Hammer, and he punches away at Barrett in the corner. Barrett tries to counter into a powerbomb, but Ziggler counters into a roll up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 1/2
Dolph Ziggler celebrates on the turnbuckle as replays air of the finish. Ziggler then hops off the turnbuckle and turns into a Bull Hammer from Barrett! Barrett then raises his WWE Intercontinental Championship above his head.
Tonight's main event will see John Cena, Roman Reigns, and Sheamus take on Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, and Cesaro.
Titus O'Neil vs. Adam Rose
Adam Rose prances around the ring as the crowd sings his theme song. They lock up, and O'Neil backs him to the corner before clubbing him in the chest a few times. O'Neil kicks him down in the corner and talks some trash to the crowd. O'Neil sends him to the corner, but he misses an avalanche. Rose then rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Titus O'Neil
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Rose immediately hops onto the rosebuds and prepares to crowd surf to the back, but O'Neil gets on the microphone and says Rose took advantage of him when he wasn't ready. O'Neil says if Rose gets back in the ring, the bunny and the raggedy ass rosebuds won't be partying tonight.
Titus O'Neil vs. Adam Rose
Rose gets in the ring, and the referee calls for the bell. O'Neil hands the microphone to the stagehand, and he turns into a slap. Rose then ducks and rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Adam Rose
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Dean Ambrose will face Kane, next.
Seth Rollins will be on commentary for the next match. A replay is shown from Monday Night RAW when Dean Ambrose attacked Seth Rollins as he interfered in the stretcher match between John Cena and Kane.
Kane vs. Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose will be wrestling this match in a white sleeveless shirt and blue jeans. The bell rings, and Ambrose quickly attacks Kane with some punches and head-butts. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Kane hits him with a big boot. Kane picks him up and uppercuts him to the corner. Kane sends him to the corner and connects with a sidewalk slam for a one count. Kane chokes him on the ropes and punches him in the face. Kane punches him around the ring before kneeing him in the corner. Kane then boots him in the face before sending him to the corner for an avalanche. Kane goes for a second one, but Ambrose gets the boots up. Ambrose then takes Kane down with a missile dropkick. Ambrose hits some punches before hitting the ropes. Kane lowers his head and eats a kick, but he stands straight up. Kane then pushes Ambrose into the ropes, and Ambrose rebounds with a big clothesline. Ambrose punches away at Kane before dropkicking him to the corner. Ambrose punches him in the corner until Kane pushes him off. Kane grabs him by the throat and goes for a Chokeslam, but Ambrose escapes. Ambrose then connects with a tornado DDT for a two count.
Ambrose punches himself in the head a few times until he notices Rollins standing up at the commentary table. Rollins challenges him to come fight him. Kane then charges at him, but Ambrose pulls the top rope down to send him out of the ring. Ambrose then takes Kane down with a suicide dive. Ambrose then gets to his feet and dives onto Rollins! Ambrose punches away at Rollins until he notices Kane get to his feet. Ambrose then jumps off the commentary table into an uppercut from Kane! Kane rolls Ambrose into the ring, hits a Chokeslam, and picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kane
Match Rating: * 1/2
Rollins gets in the ring as Ambrose comes to. Ambrose begins to get up, and Rollins takes him down with a Curb Stomp.
Replays are shown from earlier in the night when six of the seven men in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match got into a brawl.
John Cena, Sheamus, and Roman Reigns will face Bray Wyatt, Cesaro, Randy Orton, and Alberto Del Rio in tonight's main event.
Jack Swagger is in the ring with Zeb Colter. Colter says an injustice occurred last week. Just like the thousands in attendance and the millions at home, Big E took a handout because he took advantage of a distraction by a blond headed Russian bimbo to gain control over Jack Swagger. With that said, how long has Big E been in cahoots with Lana.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs. Big E
The bell rings, and Swagger immediately ducks a clothesline before hitting a chop block to the knee. Swagger viciously knees him in the corner before clotheslining him out of the ring. Swagger quickly throws him back into the ring and whips him into the corner. Big E sidesteps an avalanche before hitting a clothesline. Big E then hits the Big Ending for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big E
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Fandango will face Bo Dallas, next.
Fandango is seen backstage waiting on Layla. Fandango then walks away from the door, and he sees Summer Rae. Summer says she wants to apologize for how she's been acting lately. They both know that she can be a bit possessive, and she didn't treat him right when they dated. She fully understands why he left her. Picking Layla was the right choice because she really, truly does love him. The thing is, Layla doesn't love him like she does, and she always will. Summer then kisses him as Layla walks out of the dressing room. Summer quickly runs off, and Layla looks sad before going back into the dressing room.
A video is shown of all the great work WWE has down with the Special Olympics on the 2014 USA Games.
Bo Dallas vs. Fandango
Fandango looks distracted before the match begins. Summer Rae then runs out, and she gets in the ring. She does a little dance with Fandango before leaving the ring. The bell rings, and Layla attacks Summer Rae at ringside. Fandango tries to separate them, but it rolls into the ring. Layla accidentally hits Fandango, and they continue to brawl. Fandango picks Summer Rae up. Layla goes to kick Summer, but she ducks and Fandango gets kicked instead. Summer and Layla brawl to the back. In the ring, Bo Dallas looks concerned for Fandango before hitting him with the Bo-Dog for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Bo Dallas celebrates big time by doing a victory lap around the ring. Dallas then gets in the ring and goes by Fandango. Dallas says it's ok because there are plenty of fish in the sea. One day he'll catch the right one. Dallas gives him a creepy hug before saying all he has to do is Bolieve!
The Wyatt Family's video cuts into the screen. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are seen with their heads tilted before Bray Wyatt comes into the frame. Wyatt says the nature of a man has always fascinated him. Look at everyone running around like blind mice chasing after a piece of cheese. What happens when a snake enters the maze? He'll play their childish games for now, but let it be known that he is the king and the designer of chaos. He decides who does what and where they do it. He deals the cards. The world spins on an axis above his jagged teeth. When he clamps down, believe him the world will shake. At Money in the Bank, he will put an end to this childlike charade. All he has to do is climb up that ladder and take what is his. We've exited the laws of reality. Now it's time to enter the Era of Wyatt. Wyatt looks into the camera and says, "Run."
This Monday on RAW, the announcement of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match will be made. Seth Rollins is already in. We'll find out the rest of the competitors Monday.
Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro w/ Paul Heyman, Randy Orton, and Bray Wyatt
Sheamus will start the match against Cesaro. They circle the ring and lock up. Sheamus powers him to the corner and gives a clean break. Cesaro gets a cheap shot in, so Sheamus punches away at him. Cesaro kicks Sheamus before hitting a waistlock takeover. Cesaro then slaps him in the back of the head before quickly tagging in Bray Wyatt. Wyatt clubs away at Sheamus, but Sheamus comes back with some right hands of his own. Wyatt head-butts him to the corner. Sheamus reverses a whip to the corner and hits a shoulder thrust. Sheamus follows up with a knee lift. Cesaro feigns getting into the ring, so Sheamus knocks him off the apron. Sheamus then turns into a clothesline from Wyatt. Cesaro blind tags in, and he has some words with Wyatt. Cesaro punches Sheamus a few times, and Sheamus challenges him to hit him harder. Sheamus absorbs a plethora of right hands before hitting Cesaro with a powerslam. Sheamus then clubs away at his chest.
John Cena is tagged in, and he punches Cesaro to the corner. Cena sends him to the corner and hits a bulldog. Cena quickly follows up with a big boot. Cesaro quickly tags in Alberto Del Rio as a "Let's go Cena/Cena sucks" chant starts. Del Rio applies a side headlock, so Cena whips him off and hits a hip toss. Sheamus is tagged back in, and he punches Del Rio in the corner before hitting a neckbreaker. Del Rio quickly kicks Sheamus before tagging in Cesaro. Cesaro punches away at Sheamus in the corner before kicking him in the face. Cesaro hits a snap suplex before sending him to the corner. Cesaro then runs into an Irish Curse Backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus then puts him on the apron and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán before punching him off the apron. Heyman does not look pleased at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Del Rio suplex Sheamus for a two count. Del Rio applies a chin lock, but Sheamus eventually fights up. Del Rio is sent into the ropes, but Sheamus lowers his head and eats a kick. Sheamus then takes him down with a rolling fireman's carry.
Cena and Orton are tagged in. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of diving shoulder blocks. Cena hits a back suplex powerbomb before hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Orton grabs the top rope and pulls himself out of the ring. Cena goes to grab him, but Wyatt, Cesaro, and Del Rio stand in his way. Sheamus and Roman Reigns come over to help, and a big brawl breaks out. Cena bounces Del Rio off the commentary table as Reigns attacks Cesaro by the barricade. Orton then catches Cena coming in the ring with a hanging DDT. Orton begins walking slowly around the ring staring at Reigns. Orton kicks him down in the corner before being backed up by the referee. Del Rio gets some cheap shots in. Wyatt is tagged in, and he kicks Cena before punching him down. Wyatt gets a full head of steam and avalanches him in the corner. Wyatt taunts the crowd before going for a second, but Cena boots him in the face. Cena then runs into a one-armed side slam for a two count. Wyatt stomps the midsection before tagging in Del Rio. Del Rio kicks and punches away at him. Del Rio goes to splash him on the ropes, but Cena moves and he flies out of the ring. Cesaro quickly rolls Cena into the ring. Orton hits Cena with a powerslam for a two count. Orton punches away at Cena before tagging Cesaro in. Cesaro punches and kicks Cena in the corner before hitting a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Cesaro quickly punches him before hitting a double stomp for another two count. Cesaro then applies a chin lock, but Cena fights up and gets out with a back suplex. Cena goes to tag one of his partners, but Cesaro takes him out with a Very European Uppercut for a near fall! Cesaro punches Cena in the midsection before tagging in Del Rio. Del Rio hits his step-up enzuigiri, but Cena kicks out. Del Rio kicks away at him before going to the top rope. Del Rio then jumps into a dropkick. Cena goes to make a tag, but Del Rio dropkicks him in the knee. Del Rio kicks him in the head for a near fall. Cesaro tags in, and he boots Sheamus off the apron. Cena then takes Cesaro out with a back body drop.
Reigns and Del Rio are tagged in, and the crowd explodes. Reigns clotheslines Del Rio and knocks Orton off the apron. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline on Del Rio. Reigns avalanches him and punches him down. Reigns leaves the ring, punches Wyatt down, and hits a running dropkick to the side of Del Rio's head from the apron. Reigns then ducks a clothesline from Cesaro, and Sheamus clotheslines Cesaro down. Reigns signals for the Superman Punch, but Orton distracts him. Reigns elbows Del Rio in the face, but Del Rio pushes him into a punch from Wyatt. Reigns then comes right back with a Superman Punch on Wyatt. Orton goes for an RKO, but Reigns throws him off. Del Rio then kicks Reigns and goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Reigns pushes him off and Spears him down for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and John Cena
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Reigns, Cena, and Sheamus cautiously celebrate with one another in the ring. They pose for the crowd as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Seth Rollins def. Kofi Kingston
Dolph Ziggler def. Bad News Barrett (non-title)
Adam Rose def. Titus O'Neil
Adam Rose def. Titus O'Neil
Kane def. Dean Ambrose
Big E def. Jack Swagger
Bo Dallas def. Fandango
Roman Reigns, Sheamus, and John Cena def. Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, Randy Orton, and Bray Wyatt
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