WWE Smackdown Results
December 13, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events that happened during the Championship Ascension Ceremony on Monday Night RAW. John Cena told Randy Orton that he has had everything handed to him in WWE. They then broke out in a brawl that saw CM Punk beat up Triple H only to be taken out by Shawn Michaels with Sweet Chin Music. Daniel Bryan then took HBK out. Orton tried to hit Bryan with an RKO, but Bryan pushed him off, and Orton knocked Stephanie McMahon down. Triple H then checked on his wife before giving Randy Orton a Pedigree.
We’re brought into the arena to see the ring surrounded by tables, ladders, and chairs. The WWE Championship and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship are also hanging above the ring.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to a tremendous reception. Bryan is holding one of the Slammy Awards he won on Monday. He’ll face Erick Rowan of the Wyatt Family.
Daniel Bryan vs. Erick Rowan w/ Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper
The bell rings, and Rowan immediately kicks and clubs Bryan down. Rowan clubs the chest before sending him into the ropes. Bryan ducks a clothesline, and he hits Rowan with a forearm. Rowan stays on his feet. Bryan kicks at him before Rowan knees him in the midsection. Rowan then throws him into the ropes and floors him with a shoulder block. Rowan body slams him down and shoulders him in the spine. Rowan then applies a bear hug, but Bryan soon elbows out. Bryan hits him with some forearms before going into the ropes. Rowan catches him as he tried for a running cross-body, and he takes Bryan down with a fall-away slam. Rowan then avalanches him in the corner for a two count. Rowan sets him up on the top rope, and he clubs and head-butts the midsection. Rowan backs up, and he charges into a boot from Bryan. Bryan goes to the second rope, and he takes him down with a missile dropkick.
Bryan gets into the crowd’s chants for him, and he kicks away at Rowan before hitting a roundhouse to the skull. Luke Harper gets on the apron, and Bryan dropkicks him off. Bryan then escapes a powerslam from Rowan, ducks a clothesline, and takes Harper out with a suicide dive! Bryan gets on the apron, and he pulls the top rope down to get Rowan out of the ring. Bryan starts a huge “YES!” chant before hitting the ropes, but Bray Wyatt sweeps the feet. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: *
Harper and Rowan get in the ring and put Bryan in the corner. Harper whips Rowan at Bryan, but Bryan moves. Bryan then ducks a pair of clotheslines from Harper and gets out of the ring. Bryan then immediately takes Wyatt out with a Running Knee, knocking him out of the rocking chair! Bryan looks like he landed on one of the legs of the chair, but he pops right up and starts a big “YES!” chant as he goes up the ramp. Harper and Rowan flip out at ringside as they check on Wyatt.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust will take on The Real Americans coming up next. We’ll also hear from Randy Orton later tonight. Orton will apologize to The Authority for what happened on Monday Night RAW.
The Real Americans make their entrance with Zeb Colter, and they get in the ring. Colter grabs a microphone, and he says earlier today he walked around this god forsaken town, and out of nowhere, this big, fat, bearded freak appears in front of him dressed as Santa Claus. His hand was held out, and he looked him dead in the eyes as he said, “Feliz Navidad.” Colter thought to himself that here is a man speaking a foreign language begging for money from a hard working American. To him, that sounds like an illegal immigrant. Colter says, “Let me tell you something, Señor Claus. If I could deport you, I would. Since I can’t, I don’t like people sneaking across the borders, especially from the North Pole.” Colter then asks everyone to put their hands over their hearts as they say, “We the people!”
The Real Americans w/ Zeb Colter vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Goldust will start the match against Antonio Cesaro. They lock up, and Cesaro wrenches the arm. Goldust applies a side headlock, gets whipped off, and shoulder blocks him down. Goldust hits an arm drag and tags in Cody Rhodes. Rhodes comes off the top rope with an elbow to the arm. Rhodes wrenches it before sending him into the ropes. Rhodes lowers his head and eats a kick. Jack Swagger is tagged in, and he punches away at Rhodes before tagging Cesaro back in. Cesaro uppercuts him before tagging Swagger in. Swagger slams him into the corner before hitting some shoulder thrusts. Swagger then whips him sternum first into the turnbuckle. Rhodes then avoids a Swagger Bomb and hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle.
Goldust is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline to hit a pair of his own. Swagger reverses a whip, but he lowers his head, and Goldust uppercuts him. Goldust then hits an inverted atomic drop. Swagger avoids a running boot and a clothesline. Cesaro blind tags in as Swagger takes a spinebuster. Cesaro then runs in and throws him out of the ring. Cesaro then takes him down with a short-arm clothesline at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Goldust trapped in a front face lock applied by Swagger. Goldust fights out, but Swagger powers him to the corner. Swagger hits some shoulder thrusts before tagging Cesaro in. Cesaro uppercuts him down and shoves his boot into his face. Swagger is tagged back in, and he drops Goldust with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Swagger talks a little trash before applying a chin lock. Goldust quickly fights up, but Swagger shoves him to the corner. Goldust punches Swagger away and then drill Cesaro with an elbow. Goldust stumbles toward his corner, but Swagger cuts him off and whips him back to the corner. Goldust then springboards off the second rope, and they clunk heads.
Rhodes and Cesaro are tagged in. Rhodes punches away at him before hitting a high knee to the face. Rhodes then clotheslines him down. Cesaro reverses a whip to the corner, but Rhodes counters with a rollup for a near fall. Rhodes then uppercuts him before hitting the Alabama Slam. Cesaro grabs the bottom rope to break the pinfall up. Cesaro ducks a Disaster Kick, and he goes for the Cesaro Swing, but Goldust runs in to stop it. Cesaro quickly gets Goldust out of the ring, and Rhodes catches him with the Disaster Kick. Swagger breaks up the pinfall. Rhodes throws Swagger out of the ring, and he gives Cesaro a back body drop out of the ring. Rhodes gets the crowd going before hitting a springboard plancha on Cesaro! Rhodes throws him back into the ring, and he goes to the top rope. Swagger distracts him, but Rhodes punches him away. Rhodes sets up for a moonsault block, but Cesaro pulls him into a Very European Uppercut for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Real Americans
Match Rating: * 3/4
A video highlights the John Cena/Randy Orton rivalry as well as the importance of unifying the championships.
John Cena will address the Champion of Champions match later tonight.
Wade Barrett is at the podium. Barrett bangs a gavel and asks for some decorum. On Monday, the crowd surpassed themselves for voting on the winners of the 2013 Slammy Awards. They breathed fresh hope into a group of otherwise hopeless superstars. However, Barrett has some bad news. The bad news is that whilst they were voting for a group of winners, they were the true losers. Ultimately, their opinions are worthless, and they are forced to live vicariously through a true winner like Bad News Barrett.
Big E Langston will be on commentary for the next match.
Mark Henry vs. Damien Sandow
They lock up, and Henry powers him down. Sandow kicks him and applies a side headlock, but Henry whips him off and hits a shoulder block. Henry head-butts him down before sending him to the corner. Henry runs into a boot, and Sandow clubs away at him. Henry sends him into the ropes, and he big boots Sandow down. Sandow rolls out of the ring to recover. The referee begins to count him out. Sandow then elects to not get back in the ring.
Winner by Count-Out: Mark Henry
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Langston gets up from the commentary table, and he throws Sandow into the ring. Henry then clotheslines Sandow down before picking him up. Langston gets on the apron. Sandow quickly clubs Langston off the apron, and he escapes the ring. Langston is fired up, and he chases Sandow to the back.
AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka are seen walking backstage. They’ll be in action, next.
Booker T tries to prove that he’s the best salesman in WWE as he hocks some WWEShop.com merchandise.
Natalya is on commentary for the next match. She’ll face AJ Lee for the WWE Divas Championship at WWE TLC.
The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Tamina Snuka will start the match against Nikki Bella. They lock up, and Tamina powers her down. Tamina knocks Brie off the apron, and Nikki elbows her in the face before hitting a head-scissor takeover. AJ runs in, and Nikki hits her with a Thesz Press. Tamina rips her off AJ, and she hits her with a snap suplex. Tamina kicks her a few times before dropping her with a Samoan Drop. AJ is tagged in, and she skips into the ring before covering Nikki for a two count. AJ applies a chin lock, but Nikki fights up and slams her in the corner. Nikki then whips her off and avoids an avalanche.
Brie Bella is tagged in, and she hits a clothesline and a pair of dropkicks. Brie then dropkicks Tamina off the apron before kneeing AJ in the face. Brie hits her with a missile dropkick for a near fall broken up by Tamina. Tamina shoves her to the corner, but she misses a splash. The Bella Twins then kick her out of the ring. AJ pushes Brie into Nikki, which knocks her out of the ring, and she applies the Black Widow to Brie for the win.
Winners by Submission: AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Match Rating: 3/4 *
John Cena will address the Champion of Champions match, next.
John Cena address the Champion of Champions match
John Cena, WWE World Heavyweight Champion, makes his way to the ring. His championship is hanging above the ring alongside the WWE Championship. Cena receives a great reception from the Portland crowd. Cena says things are heating up. The WWE Universe is still buzzing after Monday Night RAW. The undeniable energy in the arena that night has carried over to Portland. They made history on Monday. For the first time ever, the WWE Champion and the World Heavyweight Champion willingly gave away their titles. Cena points to them above the ring. Cena says those two titles are trophies men have worked their entire lives for. 99% of all WWE superstars will never hold on to one of those championships, so why did they give theirs away? It’s because of the moment. This Sunday, the moment, history, and impact will be monumental. It’s so obvious that even a crybaby simpleton like Randy Orton knows that this needs to happen. The sad thing is, Orton isn’t going to know what it takes to make that happen.
Cena has known Orton for twelve years. Along those years, he’s had runs where he actually called Orton a friend, and that means he knows what he’s capable of. Orton is brutal, physical, conniving, and calculating. He inflicts pain. Orton is what he says he is. Orton is the Apex Predator. In twelve years, you learn a man’s strengths, but also his weaknesses. Cena says Orton has a glass jaw. Orton doesn’t like to be hit too much. Anytime things don’t go Orton’s way, he runs and hides. This Sunday, there is nowhere to run or hide. What is going to happen when he falls off a ladder and his eyes swell shut? What will he do when a steel chair is wrapped around his back, causing his spine to tingle and his hands to go numb? What will happen when Orton crashes through a table, and his body feels like it won’t move? Cena says he’ll crash through the table and get back up. Cena says he was built to fight the Apex Predator and take the beating of a lifetime. Cena says he never gives up, and this Sunday, he will get back up.
Cena says Orton is great, but this Sunday is where he will fail. There will come a point when he’ll be hurt and broken, and he’ll have to make a choice. Will he keep going or will he do what he’s done for the past twelve years – make an excuse and take the easy way out. This Sunday, Orton will make that choice, and he’ll show the world what he already knows – Randy Orton doesn’t have the nuts. This Sunday, the WWE crowns one champion. That Champ is here!
A replay is shown from Monday Night RAW of Roman Reigns spearing CM Punk down after Punk defeated Dean Ambrose in a singles match.
The Shield makes their way to the ring. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will face The Usos, next.
Dean Ambrose will be on commentary for the next match. The Shield will face CM Punk in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match at WWE TLC.
Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso will start against Seth Rollins. They lock up, and Jimmy applies a side headlock. Rollins tries to whip him off, but Jimmy doesn’t let go. Rollins finally whips him off, but Jimmy hits him with a shoulder block. Jimmy hits the ropes, and he takes Rollins down with a back elbow. Jimmy punches him in the face, and Jey tags in. Jey hits a leaping clothesline for a one count. Jimmy is tagged back in, and he goes to the top rope. Jey hits him with a backbreaker, and he holds Rollins for Jimmy to hit while coming off the top rope. Jimmy picks up a two count. Jey tags in, and he comes off the top rope with an axe handle to the arm. Jey wrenches the arm, but Rollins makes a tag to Roman Reigns. Reigns takes Jey down with a back elbow to the face. Reigns then punches away at him. Rollins is tagged back in, and he kicks away at Jey. Rollins chops the chest a few times before Jey comes back with a punch. Jey hits the ropes, and Jimmy blind tags in. Jey then clotheslines Rollins. Jimmy and Jey punch Rollins down before kicking Reigns and pushing him out of the ring. Rollins is then back dropped to the apron before being knocked off with a forearm.
We come back from the break to see Rollins trying to get Jimmy with a backslide, but he turns it on him for a two count. Rollins quickly pops up, and he takes him down with a forearm to the face. Reigns is tagged in, and they hit a double-team wishbone split. Reigns talks some trash before hitting the ropes for a leaping clothesline. Reigns picks up a near fall. Reigns picks him up and punches him down. Reigns clubs and kicks him a few times before applying a chin lock. Jimmy fights up and gets out with a jawbreaker. Jimmy hits the ropes, and Reigns explodes with a clothesline. Rollins is tagged in, and they whip Jimmy into the ropes, but both men lower their heads. Jimmy kicks Reigns in the face before sending Rollins out of the ring. Jimmy then ducks a leaping clothesline, and he plants Reigns with a DDT! Rollins tries to stop Jimmy from making the tag, but Jimmy avoids the senton splash.
Jey is tagged in, and he avoids a splash from Rollins. Jey hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a kick to the midsection and an uppercut. Rollins reverses a whip, but Jey hits a shoulder block. Jey avalanches him in the corner before backing up. Reigns gets on the apron, and Jey knocks him off the apron. Jey then ducks a clothesline from Rollins, and he drops him with a catapult Samoan Drop for a near fall! Jey gets the crowd going, and he sidesteps Reigns as he tries to spear him. Jey then clotheslines Reigns out of the ring. Jey flips out of a reverse DDT attempt from Rollins, and he kicks him in the face. Jey goes to the top rope, and Rollins rolls out of the ring. Jey then leaps off the top with a plancha on Rollins.
Jey picks Rollins up, but Jimmy pushes him out of the way, and he gets MURDERED with a vicious spear by Reigns on the floor! Reigns then blocks a superkick from Jey, and he spins him into a clothesline from Rollins. Rollins then sends him into the ring post. Jey answers the ten count at nine and a half. Rollins immediately hits him with the Black Out before mocking CM Punk’s GTS taunt. Rollins then puts Jey on his shoulders, and he tags in Reigns. Rollins then snaps Jey off his shoulders, and Reigns runs through him with a spear for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
Match Rating: **
CM Punk appears on the titantron. Punk says he’s broadcasting from an undisclosed location. Actually, he’s in the arena basement. This is The Shield’s clubhouse. This is where they gather to send their messages. Punk likes messages too, like the one sent on RAW when a certain someone put his hands on him. This Sunday will see The Shield take him on. Punk thinks he’s walking into a wholesale slaughter. Punk says he’s said it in the past. He’s going down, but how many of The Shield is he taking with him? Punk believes the last two times he’s been in the ring with a member of The Shield, he’s exposed their weaknesses. Punk then tells them to believe in the Best in the World. The Shield angrily watches on from the ring.
Big Show and Rey Mysterio are seen walking backstage. Big Show will face Ryback, next. We’ll also hear a public apology from Randy Orton later tonight.
Vickie Guerrero has decided that Cody Rhodes and Goldust will defend their WWE Tag Team Championships at WWE TLC against The Real Americans, Ryback and Curtis Axel, and Rey Mysterio and Big Show.
Ryback w/ Curtis Axel vs. Big Show w/ Rey Mysterio
Big Show blocks a kick, and he chops Ryback down. Big Show silences the crowd before chopping Ryback’s chest. Big Show hits a body shot before head-butting him down. Ryback comes back with some punches before Big Show hits him back. Big Show chops the chest again. Ryback fights back with punches before hitting the ropes. Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a butt bump in the corner. Big Show hits the ropes, and Ryback takes him down with a spinebuster. Ryback pulls down the straps and signals for the meat hook. Ryback goes for it, but Big Show grabs him by the throat and hits the Chokeslam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Big Show
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Curtis Axel pushes Big Show from behind, so Big Show grabs him by the throat. Big Show then throws Axel into Mysterio, who dropkicks him into the ropes. Mysterio hits the 619, and Axel then stumbles into a Knockout Punch! Big Show and Rey Mysterio celebrate in the ring.
They show a replay of Daniel Bryan hitting Bray Wyatt with the Running Knee earlier tonight.
The Wyatt Family is seen backstage. Bray Wyatt is pacing around as he says he wanted to prove them wrong. He wonders how he could have been such a fool. Wyatt screams and appears to be crying before he starts laughing. Wyatt begins to sing. Wyatt says to Daniel Bryan that he sings the lullaby song to all of his pets before he puts them down. Wyatt then says, “See you Sunday.”
Kofi Kingston will take on Alberto Del Rio, next.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Kofi Kingston
As Kofi Kingston is making his entrance, The Miz comes up from behind and laying him out with the Skull Crushing Finale on the floor! The Miz stands over him and talks a little trash before walking off. This match is obviously not going to happen now.
A video is shown of Triple H’s weekly interview when he talked about the possibility of him accepting an apology from Randy Orton.
Randy Orton is seen walking backstage. He’ll issue a public apology to The Authority, next.
Randy Orton issues a public apology to The Authority
WWE Champion Randy Orton comes out looking a little stressed out as the crowd boos him. Orton stands in the ring with his head hung low. Orton says an unspeakable accident took place on Monday Night RAW. It was supposed to be an historic night. The Championship Ascension Ceremony was taking place, but it broke down into a melee that caused Stephanie McMahon to be trampled. Orton cannot get that image out of his head. He’s just thankful that she’s ok. That’s why he’s out here right now. He wants to apologize to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, but he wants to do it face to face.
Triple H’s music hits, and the WWE COO makes his way to the ring in a suit, but no tie. Triple H doesn’t take his eyes off Orton the whole way down to the ring. Orton says he has been to hell and back with Triple H as enemies and friends. Triple H knows him better than anyone else. Orton says what happened to Stephanie on RAW was an accident. If there is any doubt in his mind, then he should see the footage. A replay is shown of the brawl at the end of RAW that saw Stephanie McMahon get knocked down by Orton after Daniel Bryan pushed him into her. Orton says if Triple H still doubts him, then he has more footage from a different angle in slow motion. A slow motion shot of the scene from another angle is shown. Orton says a lot of things went wrong that night, and many people have many things to apologize about. Orton says he’d like Triple H and his wife to accept his humble apology.
Triple H says if Orton called him out to show him some footage, he’s already seen it. Those are his cameras. A lot of things did go wrong on Monday night, but he’s not one of those people that have something to apologize about. He’s The Authority so he doesn’t have anything to apologize about ever. Triple H says he could fire Orton for this. A big “YES!” chant breaks out. Triple H says he won’t do that because it’s not what is best for business. Because a lot of things went wrong on RAW, for this one time, and there will not be a second time, he will accept the apology. Orton thanks him.
Orton says he knows that Triple H has his back, but after Monday night, he looked up and saw something. He wants Triple H to respond. The footage is shown of John Cena standing with The Authority while helping Stephanie McMahon up. Orton asks what he’s supposed to think. Orton says he is Triple H’s man. When he beats John Cena this Sunday at WWE TLC, every superstar in the back, past and present, will know that he is the greatest of the great. When he beats John Cena, he will be the Champion of Champions. What Orton needs to know is if The Authority has the same amount of faith as he has in himself? Triple H chuckles and tells him not to worry about it. Triple H shakes Orton’s hand, and he says they know exactly where their faith lies. Triple H then leaves the ring as Orton looks confused once again.
Quick Match Results
Daniel Bryan def. Erick Rowan via DQ
The Real Americans def. Cody Rhodes and Goldust (non-title)
Mark Henry def. Damien Sandow via CO
AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka def. The Bella Twins via Submission
Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins def. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Big Show def. Ryback
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