WWE Smackdown Results
February 14, 2014
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown video kicks the show off, and we’re brought into the arena to see a very rare pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Tonight’s main event will see Randy Orton continue the gauntlet against his Elimination Chamber opponents as he goes one-on-one with Cesaro.
Daniel Bryan, Christian, and Sheamus vs. The Shield
Christian will start the match against Seth Rollins. Rollins quickly kicks and punches Christian down to the mat before tagging in Roman Reigns. Reigns shoulders him in the midsection before head-butting him. Reigns sends him into the ropes, misses two clotheslines, but he catches him as he tries for a running cross-body. Reigns goes for a powerslam, but Christian slips off and punches him. Sheamus is tagged in, and the arena begins to buzz as the two behemoths go face to face. Reigns talks a little trash before Sheamus hits some right hands. Sheamus puts him in the corner and clubs away at him. Reigns comes back with a knee to the midsection before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Sheamus then runs into a back elbow, but he soon catches him with a rolling fireman’s carry. Sheamus drops a knee for a two count.
Sheamus uppercuts Reigns a few times before having a whip reversed into a knee to the midsection. Reigns stumbles Sheamus with a right hand before tagging in Dean Ambrose. Ambrose hits some body jabs before head-butting him. Ambrose punches him against the ropes before rubbing his forearm into his face. Ambrose hits the ropes, and Sheamus takes him down with an Irish hammer. Daniel Bryan is then tagged in, and the arena erupts with joy. Bryan kicks away at Ambrose’s midsection before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Bryan scales the turnbuckle and backflips over him. Bryan then ducks a clothesline and hits a flying elbow to the chest. Bryan sets up in the corner, and he clobbers Ambrose with a running dropkick. Bryan then puts Ambrose on the top rope and hits a super hurricanrana for a near fall. Bryan then immediately applies the Yes! Lock. The Shield runs in to help, but Christian and Sheamus cut them off. We’re at a stalemate as we go to a break.
We come back from the break to see Rollins applying a chin lock to Bryan. Bryan begins to fight up, but Rollins kicks him and sends him to the corner. Rollins goes for an avalanche, but Bryan moves. Sheamus is tagged in, and he hits a pair of Irish hammers before sending Rollins to the corner for a running shoulder. Sheamus hits a knee lift before putting him on his shoulders, but Rollins slides off and pushes him to the apron. Sheamus quickly shoulders him in the midsection before giving him the Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus geos to the top rope, and he punches Ambrose off the apron. Rollins then catches Sheamus with a step-up enzuigiri that takes him down. Reigns is tagged in, and he runs around ringside and catches Sheamus with a running dropkick to the skull. Reigns then sends him into the barricade before putting him back in the ring. Reigns kicks him before tagging in Ambrose. Ambrose viciously stomps away at him before Sheamus begins to fight back. Ambrose quickly snuffs out his momentum before tagging in Rollins. Rollins kicks away at him in the corner before being backed up. Rollins then catches him with an avalanche for a one count. Rollins then rips at Sheamus’ nose. Reigns is tagged back in, and he punches away at Sheamus for a bit. Sheamus eventually blocks a punch and hits some of his own. Reigns quickly kicks him in the knee before slamming his face on the mat. Reigns then applies a front face lock. Sheamus powers up, and Reigns punches Bryan off the apron. Christian gets in his face, and Reigns just smiles at him. Reigns then turns into an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Rollins is tagged in, and he misses a running senton.
Christian and Ambrose meet in the center of the ring, and they exchange rapid right hands. Christian eventually comes out on top before having a whip to the ropes reversed. Christian runs over him with a running forearm before doing the ten punches in the corner. Christian stumbles him into the ropes with a right hand before catapulting over for an uppercut, but he instead turns his attention to Rollins as he punches him down. Christian gets on the apron and shoulders Ambrose in the midsection. Christian goes to the top rope, and he hits Ambrose with a tornado DDT. Rollins and Reigns break up the pin, and Bryan takes them out with a double missile dropkick. Bryan then kicks Rollins and Reigns in the chest back and forth. Reigns tries to counter with a powerbomb, but Bryan counters back with a hurricanrana that takes him out of the ring. Bryan then hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline from Rollins, and hits Reigns with the Flying Goat! Bryan then turns around, and Rollins hits him with a suicide dive!
In the ring, Christian hits Ambrose with a reverse DDT for a near fall. Rollins pops into the ring, and Sheamus takes him out with a Brogue Kick! Ambrose attacks him with a knee to the face. Christian goes for the Killswitch, but Ambrose counters into a back suplex attempt. Christian flips through and goes to shove Ambrose into a Brogue Kick, but Ambrose moves and the kick hits Christian instead! Sheamus is upset with himself, and he turns around into a Spear from Reigns! Ambrose then picks up the win over Christian!
Winners by Pinfall: The Shield
Match Rating: ** 1/2
The Shield celebrates as they leave through the crowd. Replays are then shown of the final moments of the match.
Vickie Guerrero is talking on the phone backstage about the WWE Network. Zeb Colter walks in and says she looks good. He wanted to “sneak” by and ask her to be his Valentine. Vickie tells him to cut the act and asks what he wants. Colter says he has one Real American in the Elimination Chamber going for the title. He has another in Jack Swagger. What about him in a title match? Vickie says he’s on a losing streak. Vickie says she’ll put him in a WWE Intercontinental Championship match if he can beat Rey Mysterio. Colter says that’s no problem. Vickie then says others deserve an opportunity so Kofi Kingston and Mark Henry will be in the match. Vickie shoves the chocolates into his chest and wishes him a Happy Valentine’s Day.
Tonight, we’ll see Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and The Usos take on The New Age Outlaws, Curtis Axel, and Ryback. Also, we’ll see who is the next inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, next.
Natalya wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day from the “Queen of Hearts.”
Byron Saxton is backstage with Cesaro. Saxton says Cesaro must be excited about his upcoming title match as well as his match against Randy Orton. Cesaro asks Saxton if he really thinks he can leave the Elimination Chamber with the title. Cesaro doesn’t let him answer. Cesaro says Saxton thinks the same way the world does. Tonight, he’ll beat Randy Orton. When he does, he’ll prove what he already knows. Not only can be become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, he will. Then he’ll be excited.
Lita’s WWE Hall of Fame induction video is shown. She’ll be inducted alongside The Ultimate Warrior and Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
Mark Henry and Rey Mysterio make their entrances. They will fight in a fatal four way to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, next.
WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender Match
Mark Henry vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston
WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E will be the guest commentator for this match. The bell rings, and they all stay in their corners. They all then try to gang up on Mark Henry, but he takes them all down. Henry throws Swagger out of the ring, and he’s stumbled by Mysterio and Kingston. They dropkick him down a few times before staring at one another. Mysterio and Kingston circle the ring. Mysterio takes him down and hits the ropes, but Kingston soon catches him with a back elbow. Mysterio ducks a kick and rolls through a sunset flip to kick him in the head for a two count. Swagger sweeps Mysterio’s feet before grabbing Kingston. Kingston slides off, and Mysterio gives Swagger a head-scissor over the top rope. Kingston then clotheslines Mysterio down. Kingston then leaps over the top rope with a flipping senton onto Swagger. Mysterio then takes Kingston out with a seated senton off the ring apron. Henry is the last one standing in the ring. Henry teases a plancha, but Swagger clips the knee.
Swagger kicks away at him before hitting a pair of Swagger Bombs. Swagger taunts the crowd, and Kingston takes him out with an axe handle from the top rope. Mysterio dropkicks Kingston down and goes for a 619 on Swagger, but Swagger clotheslines him down for a two count. Swagger knees away at him in the corner before putting him on the top rope. Mysterio punches him back and hits a seated senton. Mysterio then ducks a clothesline and hits a head-scissor takeover. Swagger pushes him into the ropes, but he eats a kick. Mysterio then hits a wheelbarrow bulldog, but Kingston breaks up the pinfall. Kingston has a whip to the corner reversed, but he sidesteps Mysterio as he goes for a diving shoulder. Swagger whips Kingston into the corner, but Kingston takes him out with a springboard missile dropkick. Kingston chops him down a few times before hitting a dropkick and a diving clothesline. Kingston hits the Boom Drop before signaling to the crowd for his finish. Kingston knocks Mysterio off the apron and gives Swagger a pendulum kick.
Kingston goes to the top rope, but Swagger catches him with a superplex attempt. Henry comes up from behind and powerbombs Swagger. Mysterio runs in and punches Henry. Mysterio hits the ropes, and Henry big boots him down. Kingston stumbles Henry with an axe handle, but Henry soon clotheslines him down. Henry goes for a powerslam on Swagger, but he slides off and clips the knee. Swagger then applies the Patriot Lock. Zeb Colter screams for Swagger to break it. Henry powers out of the hold, and Mysterio catches him with a 619 into Henry’s gut. Kingston then takes Henry out with Trouble in Paradise. Swagger runs into Mysterio’s boots, as does Kingston. Mysterio goes for a wheelbarrow bulldog on Kingston, but Kingston doesn’t let him go. Swagger then grabs them both and delivers a double German suplex! Swagger then throws Kingston out of the ring and goes for the Patriot Lock on Mysterio, but Mysterio counters and puts him into the ropes. Mysterio goes for a 619, but Kingston takes him out with Trouble in Paradise! Kingston covers, but Henry pulls Mysterio out of the ring. Kingston baseball slides Henry into the commentary table. Kingston tries to skin the cat, but Swagger catches him with the Patriot Lock. Kingston gets out of it and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Swagger counters into the Patriot Lock for the win!
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Jack Swagger will face Big E for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at the Elimination Chamber PPV.
The Bella Twins wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day. They use both of their boyfriends’ catchphrases.
We’ll take a look at RAW is Betty, next.
The RAW Rebound recaps Betty White’s appearance. She pranked The New Age Outlaws by switching the laxative soaked tea on them. Billy Gunn got sick at ringside.
Bad News Barrett’s podium rises above the stage, and the crowd boos him. Barrett asks for some decorum. Barrett says today is the day that Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day, but he’s afraid he has some bad news. American women will gorge themselves on candy and chocolates. They’ll gain several pounds and be ashamed of what they see in the morning the next day. Barrett then says, “Happy Valentine’s Day, ladies!”
They then run down Randy Orton’s Elimination Chamber gauntlet results. He’ll face Cesaro later tonight.
Goldust and Cody Rhodes make their entrances. They’ll fight in an eight-man tag team match, next.
WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee says Valentine’s Day is a stupid holiday created by greeting card companies. Besides, love bites. However, if you celebrate, she hopes you spend it with something precious, and she looks at her title.
Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and The Usos vs. Ryback, Curtis Axel, and The New Age Outlaws
Goldust will start the match against Billy Gunn. They circle the ring and lock up. Goldust applies a side headlock, but Gunn soon whips him off. Goldust shoulder blocks him down and goes back to the ropes. Goldust catches him with an inverted atomic drop before giving him an uppercut. Gunn then stumbles into an arm drag. Goldust applies a wristlock, but Gunn fights out. Road Dogg is tagged in, and he runs into a hip toss for a one count. Cody Rhodes is tagged in, and he kicks and punches away at Road Dogg. The referee backs him up before having a whip reversed on him. Rhodes comes back with a rollup for a two count. Road Dogg then takes him down with a right hand. Road Dogg hits the ropes, but Rhodes employs misdirection to clothesline him down for a two count. Rhodes tags in Jimmy Uso, who comes off the top rope with an axe handle to the arm. Jey Uso is tagged in, and they hit Road Dogg with a double team back elbow/elbow drop combo. That gets Jey a near fall. Road Dogg knees him in the midsection before tagging in Curtis Axel.
Axel punches Jey down a few times before having a whip to the ropes reversed. Axel then takes him out with a dropkick. Axel slingshots over the top rope with an elbow to the throat. Axel kicks away at him in the corner before stuffing his knee into Jey’s face. Axel puts him in the corner, and Ryback is tagged in. Ryback punches away at him before shouldering him in the corner. Ryback sends him into the corner hard, and he kicks away at him. Ryback chokes him on the ropes before talking some trash to the others on the apron. Ryback puts him in the corner and chops the chest a few times, but Jey comes back with some chops of his own. Ryback comes back with a big body slam, and Axel taunts him with a very irritating laugh.
We come back from the break to see Jey trapped in a cobra clutch from Ryback. Jey fights up and elbows out, but Ryback soon takes him out with a back elbow. Gunn is tagged in, and he puts him in the corner before punching him down. Gunn taunts the crowd before going for an avalanche, but Jey sidesteps him. Road Dogg and Jimmy are tagged in. Jimmy avoids a clothesline, and he boots Ryback off the apron. Jimmy then hits Road Dogg with a back elbow before knocking Axel off the apron. Jimmy then catches Road Dogg with a Samoan Drop before giving Gunn a full nelson bomb. Both of the New Age Outlaws are seated in opposite corners, so Jimmy catches them both with running butt bumps to the face. Jimmy covers Road Dogg, but Axel breaks it up.
Rhodes throws Axel out of the ring and catches him with a springboard cross-body to the floor. Ryback then throws Rhodes into the barricade. Goldust takes Ryback out with a rolling senton off the apron. In the ring, the Usos take Road Dogg down with a double superkick. Jey flies over the ring post and takes out Gunn, Ryback, and Axel with a plancha! Jimmy then hits Road Dogg with a Superfly Splash for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and The Usos
Match Rating: **
Renee Young is backstage with the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton. Renee says Orton is 1-2 over his Elimination Chamber opponents. He lost to Daniel Bryan and John Cena. He’ll face Cesaro tonight and then Sheamus next week. She asks if he feels he’s been treated unfairly. Orton says The Authority has always had his back, so no. He understands now more than ever why these challenges have been put in front of him. It’s not to weaken him. It’s to make him a stronger champion. As far as Cesaro goes, he says he’ll beat him tonight. He also calls himself a Real American, and both statements hold no merit. Tonight, he’ll give The Authority what they want. They want the Viper, so that’s what Cesaro will get.
Another Alexander Rusev promo airs. Lana says he’s not here to make friends. Rusev will make history.
Damien Sandow vs. Darren Young
Titus O’Neil is on commentary for the next match. They show footage of O’Neil viciously attacking Young on Smackdown two weeks ago. Footage is then shown of Young attacking him backstage last week.
Young talks a little trash to O’Neil before the bell rings. The bell rings, and Young catches him with a side headlock. Sandow whips him off, but Young takes him down with a shoulder block. Young hits the ropes and counters a leapfrog into an inverted atomic drop. Young then clotheslines him over the top rope. Young talks more trash to O’Neil before being kicked in the knee. Sandow then gives him a Russian leg sweep into the barricade. Sandow throws him into the ring for a one count. Sandow covers again for the same result. Young comes back with some right hands, and Sandow knees him in the midsection. Young then surprises him with a rollup for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Darren Young
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Titus O’Neil attacks him from behind as he celebrates the win. O’Neil talks some trash before turning into a takedown from Young. Young punches him a few times before ripping his pants off. O’Neil flips out at ringside before going up the ramp.
They show the video of the Bella Twins demonstrating how to operate the WWE Network. Michael Cole then gives some quick facts about the Network.
Randy Orton will face Cesaro in a non-title match later tonight.
Fandango makes his entrance. He’ll be in action, next.
Fandango w/ Summer Rae vs. The Miz
They circle the ring and lock up. Fandango immediately applies a side headlock. Miz whips him off, but Fandango takes him down with a shoulder block. Fandango hits the ropes, but he misses Miz. Miz then dropkicks him in the knee before punching him in the corner. Miz blocks a kick, and he kicks him in the knee. Fandango comes back with a clothesline for a two count. Fandango punches him a few times before kicking him in the head. Fandango talks a little trash, and Miz fights back. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Fandango pushes him into the ropes and dropkicks him for a two count. Fandango then applies a chin lock. Miz soon fights up, but Fandango knees him in the midsection. Miz flips through a back suplex attempt, and he elbows Fandango in the face. Miz hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a knee lift and the Reality Check. Miz tries to get the crowd into it before going for the Figure Four Leglock. Fandango kicks him into the turnbuckle.
Santino Marella’s music hits, and he comes out to ringside speed walking with Emma. Summer Rae stands in front of the ring and yells at her a bit. Emma does a little dance and pushes her, so Summer Rae slaps her. Emma then takes down Summer Rae and punches away at her. Fandango throws Miz out of the ring and goes to check on Summer Rae, but Santino hits him with the Cobra. Fandango then stumbles into the Skull Crushing Finale for the loss.
Winner by Pinfall: The Miz
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Bobo Brazil tribute video airs.
Cesaro makes his entrance with Zeb Colter. He’ll face Randy Orton, next.
Cesaro w/ Zeb Colter vs. Randy Orton
They lock up, and Cesaro schoolboys him for a no count. Orton quickly gets out of the ring to think things through. Orton gets back in, and they lock up. Orton schoolboys him for a one count before sliding out of the ring again. Cesaro patiently waits for him to get back in the ring. Cesaro applies a waistlock and takes him down before rolling all over him. Cesaro then dead lifts him for a gutwrench suplex for a two count. Cesaro hits a double stomp to the midsection for another two count. Cesaro uppercuts him a few times before sending him to the corner. Orton explodes out with a clothesline. Orton hits some uppercuts of his own, but Cesaro soon shows him how it’s done. Cesaro sends him to the corner and hits a running uppercut for a two count. Orton gets out of the ring to recover again. Cesaro follows him out, and Orton sends him into the barricade a pair of times before clotheslining him down. Orton gets in the ring to taunt the crowd as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Orton back suplex Cesaro on the barricade. Orton then bounced him off the commentary table before putting him back into the ring for a two count. Orton applies a chin lock, and a “We the people” chant breaks out. Cesaro fights up and elbows him to the corner. They trade uppercuts and kicks with Cesaro coming out on top. Orton reverses a whip to the ropes and hits a back elbow. Orton smiles at the crowd as Cesaro rolls out of the ring to recover. Orton bounces him off the ring apron before sending him into the barricade. Cesaro immediately comes back with a big clothesline at ringside. Cesaro throws him into the ring, and Orton kicks him as he gets on the apron. Orton goes for his hanging DDT, but Cesaro counters into a Cesaro Swing attempt. Orton kicks him away, but Cesaro takes him down with the Cesaro Swing with about fifteen revolutions! Orton cannot get to his feet. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer, but Orton counters with a back body drop. Cesaro lands on his feet and runs into a powerslam for a near fall.
Zeb Colter shouts instructions to Cesaro as Orton begins to stalk him. Orton puts him on the ropes for a hanging DDT. Orton looks at the WrestleMania XXX sign and points at it. Orton drops to the apron to signal for the RKO. Cesaro surprises him with an uppercut followed by a Very European Uppercut for a near fall! Orton sidesteps an avalanche attempt and dropkicks him down for a two count. Orton slams Cesaro into the steel turnbuckle before pulling him up to the top rope for a superplex attempt. Cesaro fights him off before hitting a sunset flip powerbomb. Cesaro then hits a nasty European Uppercut before hitting the Neutralizer for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Cesaro
Match Rating: **
Cesaro celebrates with Zeb Colter in the ring. Cesaro does the “We the people” taunt before replays are shown of the ending of the match. Cesaro and Zeb Colter point at the WrestleMania XXX sign as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
The Shield def. Daniel Bryan, Christian and Sheamus
Jack Swagger def. Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, and Kofi Kingston via Submission
Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and The Usos def. Ryback, Curtis Axel, and The New Age Outlaws
Darren Young def. Damien Sandow
The Miz def. Fandango
Cesaro def. Randy Orton (non-title)
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