WWE Smackdown Results
March 7, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video of what happened between Daniel Bryan and The Authority on Monday Night RAW kicks off the show. Bryan challenged Triple H to a match at WrestleMania XXX, but was again denied. Later in the night, The Authority attacked Bryan, and Triple H laid him out with a Pedigree.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena. Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show. Tonight, Big Show will make his return to Smackdown.
Batista’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring in a black vest, skinny jeans, and sunglasses. The fans in Detroit boo him as he goes down the ramp. Batista says he asked a simple question last week on Smackdown: “Where have all the real men in the WWE gone?” The answer he got – Dolph Ziggler. Batista says Ziggler is a pretty boy wannabe looking for his fifteen minutes of fame, and he destroyed him immediately, just like he said he would. Last Monday on RAW, what does he get again? Another one of the fans’ heroes – a sawed off, goat faced troll named Daniel Bryan. As they’re all aware, it was the same outcome. He destroyed him in the middle of the ring, and it was simple. Bryan is no superhero. He’s the superhero. He’s the guy they paid to see. However, he’s a humble man, and he doesn’t need them to cheer him.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he comes out to a tremendous reception from the crowd. Bryan wants to get a few things straight. Batista thinks he’s the hero? Before Batista can answer, Bryan polls the people. Bryan asks the crowd if Batista is a hero, and they shout, “NO!” Batista wonders who it could be then. It’s certainly not Bryan, according to him. Batista says the thing that went wrong with this business is the day they let fans like Bryan into the locker room. That’s all Bryan is: an overblown fan. Batista tells Bryan to go out to the box office, buy a ticket, and watch him main event WrestleMania and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Bryan says Batista’s skinny jeans must be too tight, as they seem to be cutting off circulation to his brain. Last Monday, Batista did leave him lying, but that’s after Randy Orton attacked him from behind, and he took him down. It was also after Corporate Kane tried to interfere, and he took him down. It was also after Triple H stuck his big corporate nose in his business, and he kicked him in the head. Before all of that, he had Batista beat. That’s because he is a fan, just like the people in the crowd. A big “YES!” chant breaks out. Bryan says Batista should be slightly embarrassed that a “fan” nearly took him out on Monday night. Batista says Bryan needs to get something in his head: do not presume to know what he thinks. Not only is he bigger, faster, stronger, and better looking than Bryan, but he is also smarter. Batista will always be one step ahead of Bryan. Batista tells everyone to deal with this fact: when he stepped back into the WWE Universe, it became his universe. Only through the goodness of his heart is Bryan allowed in his universe. If Bryan keeps mouthing off, he has zero problems with ending his existence in his universe.
Bryan says that kind of sounds like a threat. Bryan isn’t sure he wants to be in a universe where they wear a vest like that, wear sunglasses, have skinny jeans, and think belly button tattoos are cool. Batista angrily takes off his sunglasses. Bryan asks if a nose ring is really awesome. Batista goes for a clothesline, but Bryan ducks it. Bryan punches away at him before dropkicking him out of the ring. Bryan leads the crowd in a “YES!” chant.
Kane’s pyro explodes, and he makes his way to the ring unbuttoning his shirt. Batista attacks Bryan from behind as Kane gets in the ring. Batista clotheslines Bryan, and they begin to double-team Bryan. Big Show’s music then hits, and he runs down to the ring to a nice reception from the crowd. Kane and Batista quickly get out of the ring as Big Show stands next to his friend.
EXCUSE ME! Vickie Guerrero comes out to the stage to boos. Vickie says if you were to ask her, the four of them are acting like a bunch of animals. Later tonight, they will have the opportunity to settle this like men. Kane and Batista will team up to face the team of Big Show and Daniel Bryan. Big Show and Bryan like what they’ve heard.
The Shield will hold a summit later tonight to discuss their problems. Seth Rollins walked out on them on Monday Night RAW during a match against The Wyatt Family.
Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler
A replay is shown from Monday Night RAW when Christian assaulted Sheamus during a backstage interview. Sheamus was victorious against Christian moments before. They show a tweet Sheamus put out following the attack that shows Sheamus’ arm bruised and bloodied following the attack. Alberto Del Rio will be the guest commentator for this next match.
They circle the ring and lock up. Ziggler applies a side headlock, so Christian whips him off. Ziggler then takes him down with a shoulder block before taunting him. They lock hands, and Christian kicks him in the midsection before punching him in the face. Christian sends him into the ropes and misses two clotheslines. Ziggler holds on to the ropes and wiggles his hips to taunt Christian some more. Ziggler then ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Christian gets to his feet and slaps him in the face. Ziggler then takes him down and punches away at him before dropping ten elbows for a two count. Christian pulls Ziggler out of the ring and misses a baseball slide. Ziggler charges him, but Christian counters into a flapjack into the ring apron. Christian then takes him down and catapults him into the steel ring steps.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a chin lock. Ziggler fights up, but Christian takes him down by the hair before staring at the crowd. Christian hits a guillotine catapult into the bottom rope before stomping the chest a few times. Christian taunts the crowd before applying a neck vice. Ziggler begins to fight up again, and he gets out with a jawbreaker. Christian elbows him in the mouth and kicks him in the midsection. Christian then goes for a springboard move, but Ziggler dropkicks him out of mid-air.
They begin to trade punches until Christian kicks him in the midsection. Christian sends him into the ropes, but he’s quickly taken down by Ziggler, who punches away at him. Ziggler sends him to the corner and jumps to the second rope to punch him some more. Ziggler then drops him with a neckbreaker for a two count. Christian quickly goes for the Killswitch, but Ziggler leapfrogs him and gives him a DDT for another near fall. Christian begs him off before taking him down and putting his feet on the ropes to pin him, but the referee catches him. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Christian holds on to the ropes. Ziggler charges into Christian’s boots. Christian goes for a tornado DDT, but Ziggler fights out and hits a sit-out face-buster off the second rope for a near fall. Alberto Del Rio gets on top of the commentary table and yells at Ziggler. That slight distraction allows Christian to hit the Killswitch for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Christian
Match Rating: * 1/2
Renee Young comes to the ring to interview Christian. Before she asks the question, Christian tells the crowd to shut up so he can hear her question. Renee asks why he has directed all of his frustration at Sheamus. Christian asks how he got labeled the “angry one.” Sheamus’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Sheamus punches away at Christian and throws him across the ring. Christian quickly ducks a Brogue Kick and escapes the ring. Christian frantically runs up the ramp, tripping as he runs up. Sheamus stares at him angrily from the ring.
Footage is shown from this past Monday’s RAW when The Usos defeated The New Age Outlaws to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Usos
Jey Uso will start the match out against Curtis Axel. Axel quickly wrenches the arm and tags in Ryback. Ryback misses a right hand, and Jey takes him down with a head-butt. Jey ducks a clothesline and chops away at him. Jimmy Uso is tagged in, and they take turns chopping Ryback’s chest. Ryback pushes them away, misses a double clothesline, and they chop him down for a one count. Ryback knees Jimmy in the midsection before applying a side headlock. Jimmy whips him off, and Axel blind tags in. Ryback sends Jimmy into the ropes, but he misses a clothesline. Jimmy then hits the ropes, but Axel pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Axel drives him into the apron and punches away at him. Axel puts him in the ring, and Jimmy reverses a whip. Jimmy lowers his head, and Axel knees him in the face for a two count. Ryback is tagged in, and he slingshots over the top rope to hit an elbow to the throat. Ryback wrenches the arm and lifts him up before applying an overhead wristlock. Jimmy fights up, but Ryback quickly takes him down with a body slam. Ryback goes to the second rope for a splash, but Jimmy moves. Jey is then tagged in.
Jey comes in and punches away at Ryback. Ryback reverses a whip, but Jey slides through his legs and uppercuts him a few times. Ryback reverses a whip and catches him, but Jey counters out and hits a full nelson bomb. Jey then catches him with a Samoan Drop before hitting him with a running hip bump to the face. Axel breaks up the pinfall. Axel charges at Jimmy as he enters the ring, but Jimmy pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring as a little payback for earlier in the match. Ryback then goes to body slam Jimmy, but Jey pulls Jimmy off his shoulder. They hit a double superkick on Ryback. Jimmy takes Axel out with a leaping plancha as Jey hits a Superfly Splash on Ryback for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos
Match Rating: *
Footage is shown from Monday Night RAW with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar talking about ending The Undertaker’s legendary streak at WrestleMania XXX. Mark Henry then came out, and Lesnar brutalized him like he did a few months back.
Kane is backstage with Byron Saxton. Saxton mentions that Daniel Bryan defeated him Tuesday on Main Event. Kane says that Bryan got lucky, but his luck will run out tonight. For as long as he’s known Bryan, he’s had anger issues and an inferiority complex. Due to that, he is continuously making bad decisions like constantly challenging Triple H to a match at WrestleMania. Kane has a solution for Bryan’s problems. He’s going to rip his scraggly beard off his face and shove it down his throat.
Natalya and Eva Marie vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
Eva Marie will start the match against Tamina Snuka. Tamina shoves Eva against the ropes before taking her down with a headlock. Eva stomps on her foot and applies a side headlock of her own. Tamina whips her off, and Eva takes her down with a shoulder block. Eva talks trash before lightly hitting the ropes and cartwheeling over her. Eva then hits an arm drag. Tamina powers her to her corner, and AJ shoves her. Tamina then takes Eva down. AJ wants to be tagged in, and she looks all too happy to be in there with Eva. AJ sends her into the ropes for a back elbow and a two count. AJ bounces her off the turnbuckle before tagging Tamina in. Tamina punches her down a few times before tagging AJ back in. Tamina holds Eva up for AJ to kick. AJ then applies a chin lock. Eva twists out and kicks AJ away to tag in Natalya.
Natalya blocks a kick and clotheslines AJ down. Natalya knocks Tamina off the apron before giving AJ a suplex. Natalya gives her a second suplex before sending her into the ropes. AJ kicks Natalya in the face after she bends over for a back body drop. AJ then hits the ropes, but Natalya counters with a sit-out body slam. Tamina breaks up the pinfall and knees Natalya in the midsection. Tamina sends her into the ropes, but Natalya takes her out with a discus clothesline. AJ ducks a discus clothesline and goes for a sunset flip, but Natalya counters into a Sharpshooter for the win.
Winners by Submission: Natalya and Eva Marie
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Eva Marie, who was nowhere to be seen during the final exchange, appears to be fine as she gets into the ring with no problem to celebrate with Natalya.
Paul Bearer is the latest inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2014.
The Shield holds a summit in the ring
The Shield’s music hits. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose make their way to the ring through crowd without Seth Rollins. Footage is shown of Seth Rollins walking on The Shield during their six-man tag team match against The Wyatt Family on RAW. The Shield wound up losing. Dean Ambrose says they can handle getting beat up, hurt, and physical pain. There is one thing he can’t and will not tolerate, and that is being lied to by somebody that he trusts. Ambrose says he feels like he’s been lied to for the past eighteen months. Ambrose thought The Shield always had each other’s backs, but Seth Rollins didn’t have their back on RAW. Rollins walked out on them in the middle of a war. Ambrose says they’re not much for talking. Since Rollins is here and called for the summit, Ambrose suggests he comes out and say what he wants to say. Ambrose says he better come out and explain himself because judging from the look on Roman’s face, he has about thirty seconds.
The music of The Shield plays again, and Seth Rollins comes to the ring from near the stage. Rollins gets on the apron and stares at them. Reigns says that before Rollins opens his mouth, he hopes he has thought about what he’s going to say. It better be good. Rollins says he gets it. Leaving them to fight The Wyatts three-on-two on RAW maybe wasn’t the most opportune time to prove a point. What they don’t understand is that the war isn’t with The Wyatts. The war is within them. It’s no secret that The Shield hasn’t been The Shield for some time. Still, he did what he’s always done on Monday. Rollins says he sacrificed himself for the greater good to get themselves on the same page. Ambrose says he didn’t realize Rollins was sacrificing himself when he left them for dead against The Wyatts. There is a big difference between what Rollins did and what he did. He fought off while Rollins walked off.
Rollins tells them to look at themselves. For the first time in months, they’re standing together in the ring, on the same page, and seeing things eye to eye. He’s already proven his point. He’s already halfway there. Rollins gets in the ring and looks Reigns in the eye. Rollins says they can call this right now and go their separate ways. They’ll be fine as they’re all talented men, but what if “fine” isn’t good enough. From the moment they came to WWE, they’ve been kicking down walls. If they stand together united, no one can touch them. Not The Wyatts, the Undertaker, John Cena, or anyone else. Rollins suggests they do what they do. Rollins wants them to be The Shield and take this place back. Ambrose asks if that is it. Ambrose shoves him down a few times, and Reigns shoves Ambrose down.
Rollins says he knows what will make this work and make him feel better. Rollins then slaps Ambrose in the face. Rollins says he feels a lot better. That felt great. Rollins says now that it is out of his system, Ambrose probably has something to get out of his system. Rollins will allow him a shot to get them on the same page. Ambrose then lays him out with a straight right hand. Rollins slowly gets to his feet and asks if they’re done here, or are they done? Rollins holds his fist out. Reigns stares at it before putting his fist together with Rollins’. Ambrose takes some time to think it over before putting his fist together with the other two. They then stare at the crowd as their music hits.
Tonight’s main event will see Daniel Bryan and Big Show take on Batista and Kane. Sheamus will take on Alberto Del Rio, next.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus
They lock up, and Del Rio immediately goes to the arm, but Sheamus quickly fights him off. They lock up again, and Sheamus powers him into the ropes. Del Rio then turns him to the corner before releasing the lock up. Del Rio kicks him a few times, but Sheamus comes back with some right hands of his own and a few shoulder thrusts in the corner. Sheamus then clotheslines him over the top rope. Sheamus goes for a battering ram shoulder block off the apron, but Del Rio moves. Sheamus lands and rolls before catching Del Rio with a rolling fireman’s carry on the floor! Sheamus throws him into the barricade before putting him back into the ring. Sheamus drops a few knees on him before Del Rio rolls out of the ring to recover. Sheamus follows him out, and Del Rio sends him into the steel steps onto his bad arm. Del Rio slams the bad arm off the steps before dropkicking it into the steps.
We come back from the break to see Del Rio knock Sheamus off the top rope with a step-up enzuigiri. Del Rio pulls him into the ring for a near fall. Del Rio then applies an arm bar, concentrating on Sheamus’ injured arm. During the break, Del Rio applied a Cross Arm Breaker while hanging over the top rope. Back to live action, Sheamus fights up and smiles before punching out. Sheamus sends Del Rio into the ropes, but he lowers his head. Del Rio kicks him in the bad arm and goes for a splash while Sheamus is against the ropes, but Sheamus moves. Del Rio hangs on to the ropes and stands on the apron before eating a clothesline.
Sheamus hits a pair of Irish hammers before running into a knee. Sheamus then ducks a clothesline and hits a powerslam with one arm for a near fall. Sheamus holds his arm in pain. Sheamus goes to the top rope, and Del Rio punches him in the arm a few times. Sheamus gets off the top rope and clubs away at his chest with the Beats of Bodhrán. Del Rio gets out by snapping him off the top rope. Del Rio then kicks him in the temple before dragging him into the ring for a near fall. Del Rio signals for his finisher, but Sheamus pushes him off and hits a shoulder thrust to the midsection. Sheamus catches him with a high knee before going for White Noise, but Del Rio fights out. Sheamus then catches him with an Irish Curse Backbreaker for a near fall. Sheamus is clutching at his arm as he lifts Del Rio. Del Rio then surprises him with a double knee armbreaker before applying the Cross Arm Breaker. Sheamus rolls over, powers him up, and slams him down to get out. Del Rio catches him with another Cross Arm Breaker, but Sheamus gets his feet on the bottom rope. Del Rio stomps away at Sheamus before being backed up by the referee. Sheamus then catches Del Rio with a big Brogue Kick out of nowhere for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus
Match Rating: * 1/2
The Wyatt Family appears on the screen. Luke Harper asks why John Cena does it. Is it the fame? Is the glory? When will Cena realize that it is all one big nothing? Bray Wyatt comes in, and he says it is happening before looking at the camera upside down saying they’re not in Wonderland anymore, Alice. Wyatt laughs before saying Cena feels the need to fill a void inside of him. The burden of his legacy weighs down on his shoulders. What would John Cena be without his legacy? Wyatt has a legacy of his own. His father was the war, his brother was the snare that entrapped him and forced him to watch, and his mother was the streets that taught him how to survive. The world is his teacher, and he is what you made him. He doesn’t want to save Cena. There is nothing there to fix. He just wants to stand back and warm his hands as it all burns down. Follow the buzzards!
Byron Saxton is backstage with Batista. He asks about facing Daniel Bryan and Big Show with Kane by his side. Batista says maybe Bryan is coming to the realization that he’s not so special anymore. Bryan had to find a buddy to hide behind. Batista says he’ll run through Bryan and Big Show whether Kane is on his side or not. Maybe then he can finally start focusing his attention on where it needs to be – Randy Orton. When he beats him at WrestleMania and becomes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, it’ll be a real man who is the name and face of WWE.
Alexander Rusev appears before the audience with Lana
Lana speaks in her native tongue before telling the WWE Universe to rise for the man who will invade WWE, the Bulgarian Brute and Super-athlete, Alexander Rusev. Rusev comes out and stands atop some steps. Rusev speaks in his native tongue as his music plays. Rusev then raises his arm in the air.
Hulk Hogan will be on Monday Night RAW with a WrestleMania announcement.
Renee Young is backstage with Daniel Bryan and the Big Show. She says they’ll be facing Batista and Kane in a few moments. Renee mentions that Batista said that Bryan is hiding behind Big Show because he isn’t a real man. She asks for his reaction. Bryan says he supposes Triple H isn’t a real man either because he hides behind anyone he can: Randy Orton, Kane, Batista, The Shield, and his wife Stephanie’s skirt. Big Show laughs as Bryan says that’s not a real man. Big Show asks if he should get skinny jeans to be a real man. Bryan tells him not to. Big Show says he agrees. Big Show suggests that they go out and show Batista and Kane what ordinary guys can do. They’re a team like David and Goliath. Bryan doesn’t agree. Big Show then suggests, “Respect the beard, fear the giant.” Bryan then starts a “YES!” chant.
Kane makes his way to the ring. Batista follows soon after. They’ll face Daniel Bryan and Big Show in the main event, next.
The Undertaker will return to Monday Night RAW next week.
Kane and Batista vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan will start the match against Kane. They circle the ring, and Kane kicks him in the midsection before giving him an uppercut to the corner. Kane sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow for a one count. Kane sends him back into the ropes, but he misses a clothesline. Bryan then takes him down with a Thesz Press before punching away at him. Bryan kicks him to the corner and tags Big Show in. Big Show then whips Bryan into Kane, who hits him with a dropkick. Big Show hits a few body shots on Kane before shushing the crowd and chopping the chest. Big Show then head-butts him a few times. Big Show then sends him to the corner and avalanches him. Big Show then hits the ropes, and Kane dropkicks him in the knee.
Batista is tagged in, and they go to give Big Show a double suplex, but Big Show counters into a double suplex of his own. Both men seemed to land on their heads. Bryan is tagged in, and he takes Batista and Kane out with a suicide dive. Bryan gets in the ring and starts a “YES!” chant as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Big Show putting Batista against the ropes and chopping the chest. Bryan is tagged in, and he kicks away at Batista before putting him in the corner. Bryan kicks away at him before having a whip reversed on him. Bryan back flips over him, ducks a clothesline, and hits a running elbow to the chest. Bryan then dropkicks Kane off the apron. Bryan kicks Batista in the chest a few times before going for a kick to the head, but Batista ducks it. Batista then hits him with a spinebuster for a near fall.
Kane is tagged in, and he puts Bryan in the corner before punching him down. Kane sets him up on the top rope and tries for a superplex, but Bryan fights him off with punches and a head-butt. Bryan then hits a missile dropkick. Batista is tagged in before Bryan can make a tag. Batista clubs Bryan before giving him a short-arm clothesline. Batista looks at Big Show before sending Bryan into the corner so hard that he flips upside down. Batista pulls Bryan over the apron and elbows him in the throat. Bryan starts to punch back at him, but Batista quickly lays him out with a spear. Batista signals for the end and stares at Big Show as he puts his thumbs down. Batista goes for a Batista Bomb, but Bryan gets out and catches him with a roundhouse kick.
Big Show and Kane are tagged in. Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting him with a butt bump in the corner before hitting a shoulder block. Bryan is tagged in, and he hits a diving head-butt from the top rope for a near fall broken up by Batista. Big Show quickly pushes Batista out of the ring. Big Show then sends Batista into the ring post. In the ring, Kane runs into a boot from Bryan. Bryan jumps off the second rope into a Chokeslam attempt, but Bryan counters into a sunset flip attempt. Kane hangs on to the ropes, but Big Show gives him a Knockout Punch. Kane then falls back, and Bryan pins him with a sunset flip.
Winners by Pinfall: Big Show and Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: * 3/4
Daniel Bryan and Big Show celebrate with some “YES!” chants. Big Show puts Bryan on his shoulders as he does a “YES!” chant. The crowd follows along as Smackdown comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Christian def. Dolph Ziggler
The Usos def. Ryback and Curtis Axel (non-title)
Natalya and Eva Marie def. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka via Submission
Sheamus def. Alberto Del Rio
Big Show and Daniel Bryan def. Kane and Batista
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