WWE Smackdown Results
July 11, 2014
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show recapping the events from this past Monday's RAW. Seth Rollins faced John Cena in the main event of the show. Cena had Rollins beat until Kane and Randy Orton ran down to help. Roman Reigns made the save. Rollins tried to cash in his contract on Cena during the confusion, but Dean Ambrose ran down to stop his attempt. Cena then hit Orton with the Attitude Adjustment, and Reigns took Kane out with a Spear. Cena and Reigns then took turns raising one another's hands.
The Smackdown video plays, and we're brought into the arena. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show.
Rusev makes his way to the ring waving the flag of the Russian Federation with Lana. Lana says just like the impotent leaders of America and Canada, Roman Reigns is all style and no substance. Tonight, his inferiority will be exposed. Everyone is unworthy to be in the same arena as Rusev, just like all of them are unworthy to exist in the same era as the great and true peacekeeper, Vladimir Putin. Putin’s image appears on the titantron. Tonight, Rusev will crush Reigns.
Roman Reigns' music hits, and he makes his way to the ring through the crowd. Reigns gets in the ring, and the crowd chants his name. Reigns says he's sure Rusev and Lana would love to stare at him all night and listen to them cheer him, but he's a businessman and doesn't have a lot of time. He'll get straight to the point. Rusev thinks it's his ring, but it's not. It's his ring. Rusev thinks he can crush and beat him, but he better think again. Reigns sees Rusev getting anxious, but he's got a hair trigger. If Rusev makes one false move, he'll put his fist across his face.
Lana says this is typical crass behavior from American swine. Lana says, "You should be careful what you wish for, Mr. Reigns." Reigns can't believe she's telling him to be careful. Lana must not know how this goes down. He assesses and attacks. He's assessed this situation, and the only thing they're missing is a referee. If they get one down here right now, as soon as he rings the bell, he's going to attack and put him on his Putin-kissing ass. Rusev takes off his medal and yells some words at him. Charles Robinson runs down to keep them away from one another. Lana says they won't do this match on Reigns' terms. Lana then orders Rusev to back out of the ring.
Chris Jericho will face Randy Orton later tonight. AJ Lee is seen skipping backstage. She'll be in action, next.
Cameron is seen out in the ring checking herself out in a compact mirror.
Cameron vs. AJ Lee
A replay is shown from two weeks ago when AJ Lee made her return to Monday Night RAW and goaded Paige into a match for the WWE Divas Championship. AJ then rolled her up and won the title in a short match. It is then announced that AJ Lee will defend her WWE Divas Championship against Paige at WWE Battleground.
The bell rings, and Cameron asks the referee to tell AJ to wait while she applies some lip-gloss. Cameron then blindsides AJ and takes her down. Cameron punches her for a one count. Cameron bounces her head off the mat a few times before talking a little trash. Cameron goes to apply some makeup to AJ before choking her on the ropes. JBL questions whether the makeup is a foreign object. Cameron under-hooks her arms and does a bridge for a chicken-wing. Cameron under-hooks the arms again and goes for a submission, but AJ fights up and gets a cradle for a two count. Cameron quickly dropkicks her for a two count.
Cameron pushes her in the face a few times, but AJ smiles back at her. AJ blocks a slap and takes her down by the hair. AJ sends her into the corner and hits a corner clothesline. AJ connects with a neckbreaker before taking her by the hair and skipping around. AJ sends her into the ropes and hits a crescent kick for a near fall. Cameron pushes her away and tells her not to touch her hair. Cameron leaves the ring and heads to the back, but Naomi runs down and throws her back into the ring in full view of the referee. Cameron yells at Naomi before AJ rolls her up. Cameron rolls right through, and AJ connects with the Shining Wizard for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Lee
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Naomi claps for AJ before pointing at Cameron. Cameron holds her jaw and stares menacingly back at Naomi.
Renee Young is backstage with Randy Orton. Renee asks for a reaction to Kane saying he's starting to hate Orton on RAW. Orton says he doesn't care about what Kane has to say. What he does care about is if Kane does what's best for business. What's best for business is that he walks out of WWE Battleground with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship around his waist. There's nothing John Cena or Roman Reigns can say or do about it. As far as tonight with Chris Jericho, he's an old opponent of his. Jericho has done everything there is to do in the WWE. Some even say he's a legend. Well, with that being said, the only thing left for him to do is introduce Jericho to the Legend Killer.
Roman Reigns will face Rusev in the main event of the evening for the first time ever.
Fandango w/ Layla vs. Adam Rose w/ Summer Rae
The bell rings, and Adam Rose tosses his lollipop aside. The crowd is singing Rose's theme song as they lock up. Rose applies a side headlock, but Fandango whips him off. Fandango goes for a body slam, but Rose gets out of it and slaps him on the backside. Fandango angrily punches Rose down. At ringside, Summer Rae and Layla get into a brawl. Fandango leaves the ring to break it up. One of them accidentally punches Fandango in the face. Fandango continues to try to separate them all while the referee was counting him out. The referee reaches ten, and this match is over.
Winner by Count-Out: Adam Rose
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Fandango argues with the referee over the ruling. Fandango goes to attack Rose, but Rose counters and hits Party Foul. Rose then dances away with the Rosebuds and Summer Rae.
A replay is shown of Chris Jericho's confrontation with Bray Wyatt on this past Monday's RAW following a match with The Miz. Jericho went to beat Wyatt up, but Erick Rowan and Luke Harper appeared by his side.
Renee Young is backstage with Chris Jericho. Renee mentions that he will be facing Randy Orton tonight, but she wants to know what he thinks about facing Bray Wyatt at the WWE Battleground PPV. Jericho says they will face for the first time ever in WWE. Jericho says this has the potential to be a classic. They are two unique individuals from opposite sides of the spectrum. He is a six-time World Champion. Wyatt is a manipulative big, black, dark spider that is spinning his web and suffocating everything in his way. On RAW, Wyatt said to him, "Save us, Y2J," but he can't save him. Wyatt is too far-gone, and he can see it in his eyes. Wyatt is unlike anyone he's ever face before. Wyatt also said to him, "Action, not words." Tonight, he will take action against Randy Orton, one of his favorite and toughest opponents. Orton is one of the greatest performers in the business today. He's a legend killer, multi-time World Champion, and The Viper. Maybe it's time for him to crush the head of the serpent tonight. As for the spider, when he sees one, he likes to squash it. Jericho says, "Wyatt, I'll see you at Battleground. I'm coming."
The Usos are seen walking backstage. They'll be in action, next.
Summer Rae will face Layla later tonight with Fandango as the guest referee.
Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Jimmy and Jey Uso will take on Erick Rowan and Luke Harper in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match for the WWE Tag Team Championships at WWE Battleground.
JBL calls Slater and O'Neil, "Slater and The Gator." Jimmy Uso will start the match against Titus O'Neil. Jimmy goes to knock Slater off the apron before he can grab him, and O'Neil attacks him from behind. O'Neil clubs him down before hitting a short-arm clothesline. O'Neil taunts the crowd before tagging in Slater. Slater stomps him before punching away at him. Jimmy punches back at him before chopping the chest. Slater pushes him into the ropes and hits a crescent kick for a two count. Slater applies a chin lock, but Jimmy fights up. Slater quickly punches and clubs him down. Slater goes into the ropes, and Jimmy catches him with a Samoan Drop. O'Neil breaks up the pinfall. Jey quickly runs in and superkicks him down. Slater quickly pushes Jey out of the ring before going to the second rope. Slater jumps into a superkick from Jimmy. Jey is tagged in, and he hits a Superfly Splash (they seem to be calling it the Samoan Splash) for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso
Match Rating: *
Byron Saxton comes into the ring to interview The Usos. Saxton mentions that they will face Harper and Rowan at WWE Battleground in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match. Jimmy says he loves the rivalry with them. They've never been in a match like that before, but he has a feeling the falls will go something like this. Jey Uso then does a play-by-play of a mock match at WWE Battleground while Jimmy pantomimed the action. It ends with a Samoan Splash and them leaving still the champions.
Roman Reigns will face Rusev later tonight. Coming up next, we'll see Chris Jericho take on Randy Orton.
As Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring, the commentators talk about how he'll be facing Bray Wyatt at WWE Battleground. Bray Wyatt's video then flashes on the screen, and we're brought backstage to see him with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Wyatt yells for Jericho to "save us." Wyatt sings, "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands." The crowd sings along with him. Wyatt then looks at the camera and tells Jericho to save himself before laughing.
Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee ever, is the official for this match. They circle the ring before locking up. Orton applies a side headlock, but Jericho whips him off. Orton takes him down with a shoulder block before hitting the ropes. Jericho catches him with a dropkick before kicking him in the corner. Jericho sends him into the ropes, but Orton hangs on and pulls himself out of the ring to recover. Orton talks a little trash to a fan at ringside before getting on the apron. Jericho then catches him with a springboard dropkick to knock him back to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Jericho choking Orton on the ropes. Jericho splashes him against the ropes for a two count. Jericho brings him to his feet, but Orton kicks him before pushing him to the corner. Orton connects with a corner clothesline before looking out into the crowd. Orton stomps him before choking him with his boot. Jericho comes back with some chops reversing a whip to the corner. Jericho goes for a Stinger Splash, but Orton sidesteps him. Jericho hits the ring post hard and falls out of the ring. Orton goes outside and sends Jericho into the steel steps. Orton picks him up and sends him into the other pair of steel steps. Orton then gives him a back suplex on the barricade before putting him in the ring for a two count. A "Y2J" chant starts up, and Orton takes exception to that. Orton poses for the fans, so Jericho rolls him up for a two count. Orton quickly pops up and clotheslines him down for a two count. Orton then applies a chin lock. Jericho fights up, but Orton cinches it in harder. Jericho finally elbows out and chops him. Jericho sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head, and Orton slams him down by the hair. Orton taunts the fans again before stomping the midsection. Orton reapplies the chin lock, but Jericho fights up and counters out with a back suplex.
They trade punches and kicks, and Jericho comes out on top with some chops. Orton reverses a whip into the ropes, but Jericho comes back with a running forearm. Jericho hits the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Orton throws him to the apron, but Jericho quickly goes to the top rope and comes off with a double axe handle. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Orton fights out. Jericho then runs into a powerslam for a two count. Orton kicks him in the chest before sending him into the corner. Jericho slingshots over him before hitting a step-up enzuigiri for a near fall. Jericho kicks him before sending him into the corner for a clothesline. Jericho gets on the apron and gets the crowd going. Jericho goes to the top rope, but Orton hits the ropes to crotch him up there. Orton punches him before climbing the ropes and attempting a superplex. Jericho head-butts him off the ropes before hitting a cross-body block for a near fall.
Jericho chops the chest before Orton counters with his trademark backbreaker. Orton goes for a hanging DDT, but Jericho gets out and applies the Walls of Jericho. Orton quickly crawls to the bottom rope to break the hold. Jericho charges him, but Orton pulls the top rope down. Jericho quickly gets on the apron, and Orton catches him with a hanging DDT. Orton then slowly walks around the ring before dropping down in position for an RKO. Jericho counters out of the RKO and connects with a Lionsault. The Wyatt video quickly flashes on the screen and the lights in the arena blink. Jericho looks around before walking into an RKO. Orton picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Randy Orton
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Roman Reigns will face Rusev later tonight in the main event.
Layla vs. Summer Rae
Guest Referee: Fandango
Before the match begins, Layla passionately kisses Fandango. Fandango adjusts his referee shirt before Summer Rae grabs him and kisses him harder. Summer yells, "That's how it's done!" Fandango calls for the bell, and he holds Layla back for some reason. Fandango then holds Summer Rae back. Fandango then does a little gyration. Summer Rae and Layla then attack him. They knock him out of the ring, and he retreats.
Match Rating: N/A
Summer Rae does a dance, and Layla does a dance of her own. They then have a mini dance-off. Summer then extends her hand, and the crowd does a "YES!" chant. Summer Rae and Layla then dance together around the ring.
Roman Reigns will take on Rusev in the main event.
Curtis Axel w/ Ryback vs. Goldust w/ Stardust
They circle the ring and lock up. Goldust applies a side headlock, but Axel whips him off. Goldust quickly hits a shoulder block before going back into the ropes. Goldust sends him into the ropes, but Axel hangs on to the ropes. Goldust taunts him before ducking a clothesline and hitting an uppercut. Goldust goes to get him in the corner, but Axel puts himself through the ropes. The referee backs him up, and Axel gets a cheap shot in. Axel then clotheslines him in the back of the head. Stardust gets on the barricade and gets the crowd going. In the ring, Axel stomps Goldust. Goldust quickly rolls him up, but Axel kicks him before punching him down. Axel calls Stardust a "freak" before sending Goldust into the ropes for a dropkick. Goldust rolls out of the ring in front of Ryback. Stardust comes over and sits on the commentary table. This distracts Axel as Goldust punches him. Stardust walks around with JBL's hat as Goldust puts Axel in the ring and gives him an uppercut. Goldust hits an inverted atomic drop before booting him in the head. Goldust has a whip reversed into the corner, but he quickly catches Axel with a powerslam for a two count. Axel pushes Goldust into the ropes and goes for a Perfect-Plex, but Goldust counters before connecting with the Final Cut for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Goldust
Match Rating: *
Ryback immediately gets in the ring and attacks Goldust. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Stardust runs in and throws some stardust into his face. Stardust then pulls the top rope down to get Ryback out of the ring.
Roman Reigns will face Rusev in tonight's main event.
A replay is shown of Bo Dallas defeating El Torito on Monday Night RAW.
Bo Dallas comes to the ring with a microphone. Dallas says he's in a handicap match tonight, but he'll be handy-capable. What the matador and his little bovine friend don't know is that all of the people in the arena are his tag team partners. All of his Bolievers!
Diego and El Torito vs. Bo Dallas
Diego will start the match against Dallas. Diego ducks a lock up and does an "Olé!" taunt. Dallas laughs and claps for him. They lock up, and Diego applies a side headlock. Dallas whips him off, but he misses some clotheslines. Diego holds on to the ropes and does another, "Olé!" Diego sweeps the feet for a one count. Diego wrenches the arm, but Dallas punches him. Dallas punches him in the corner and raises his arms. Dallas sends him into the ropes, but Diego flips over him and hits a dropkick. Diego does an "Olé!" taunt. Dallas sidesteps a splash and connects with the Bo-dog for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bo Dallas
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Dallas brings El Torito into the ring by his horns the hard way. Dallas appears worried when El Torito doesn't get up. Dallas helps him up before hitting a mini Bo-Dog. Dallas runs around the ring celebrating before doing a victory lap. He is 14 and Bo!
Roman Reigns will take on Rusev, next.
The Authority will return this Monday on RAW. John Cena will team with Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to take on Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, and Kane on that show.
A replay is shown from Monday Night RAW when Roman Reigns said Kane was Randy Orton's bitch. They brawled before referees and agents ran down to help. Kane Chokeslammed a referee. Reigns speared Fit Finlay before hitting Kane with a Superman Punch.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Roman Reigns
The bell rings, and they lock up. They try to power each other around the ring, but no one gets an advantage. Rusev begins to kick away at Reigns' legs before punching him in the corner. Rusev talks some trash until Reigns comes back with some punches of his own. Reigns punches him in the corner before Rusev pushes him away. Reigns then punches Rusev out of the ring. Rusev gets on the apron, and Reigns punches him back off.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a nerve hold. During the break, Rusev pushed Reigns into the steel steps before clotheslining him at ringside. Reigns fights up from the hold before punching him. Reigns hits the ropes, and Rusev takes him down with a spinning wheel kick. Rusev celebrates before kicking him in the ribs a few times. Rusev then takes him down with a big kick to the chest. Rusev head-butts him before reapplying the nerve hold. Reigns fights up, but Rusev takes him down by the hair. Rusev hits a pair of falling head-butts before stomping him. Rusev talks some trash before Reigns head-butts him back. Rusev knees him in the midsection before whipping him hard into the corner a pair of times. Rusev yells a taunt at the crowd before kicking him in the ribs. Rusev kicks him a second time in the ribs before yelling at the crowd again. Rusev again applies the nerve hold to the trapezius muscles, but Reigns gets into a zone and powers out.
Reigns pushes him to the corner and punches away at him. Rusev reverses a whip into the corner, but Reigns explodes out of the corner with a clothesline, however Rusev doesn't fall down. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline. Reigns avalanches him in the corner before punching him. Reigns then hits a Samoan Drop. Reigns leaves the ring and hits a running dropkick to the side of his head as Rusev hangs out of the ring. Reigns gets in the ring and connects with a Superman Punch. Reigns sets up for a spear, but Randy Orton runs down and snaps him off the top rope.
Winner by Disqualification: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
Rusev quickly clubs Reigns before sending him into the ropes. Reigns ducks a clothesline and hits Orton with a Superman Punch on the apron. Rusev then hits a big thrust kick on Reigns. Lana yells to get Rusev's attention, but instead of ordering him to "crush," she orders him out of the ring. Rusev and Lana leave ringside as Orton comes to at ringside. Orton gets in the ring as they show replays of the end of the match.
Orton drops down to the mat before grabbing Reigns by the hair. Orton gets him to his feet before dropping him back down with an RKO. Orton kneels next to Reigns and looks out into the crowd as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
AJ Lee def. Cameron (non-title)
Adam Rose def. Fandango via CO
Jimmy and Jey Uso def. Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil (non-title)
Randy Orton def. Chris Jericho
Layla NC Summer Rae (Guest Referee: Fandango)
Goldust def. Curtis Axel
Bo Dallas def. Diego and El Torito
Roman Reigns def. Rusev via DQ
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