WWE Smackdown Results
November 21, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show featuring many of the careers The Authority has affected throughout its reign. It then shows Mr. McMahon making his return and giving the stipulation that if The Authority loses at Survivor Series, they will be out of power. It then goes to John Cena’s team assembling on this past Monday’s RAW during the contract signing and getting the better of Team Authority. Cena then put Triple H through a table.
Michael Cole interviews Triple H in the ring
Michael Cole is standing in the center of the ring, and he introduces the WWE COO Triple H to the ring. Triple H comes out to cries of disproval from the crowd. Triple H looks none too pleased as he enters the ring. Cole says we are just two days away from Survivor Series in St. Louis, live on PPV on the WWE Network. Three weeks ago, his father in law, Mr. McMahon, made the biggest match in Survivor Series history: Team Cena vs. Team Authority. The caveat is if Team Authority loses, then Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are out of power. Cole says it seems like Mr. McMahon was offering a family challenge.
Cole asks if he realizes that this could be the final night they could conduct an interview like this in a WWE ring. Triple H tells Cole to be cautious of the questions he asks otherwise this might be the last interview Cole does one way or the other. Cole asks if he realizes — and this is not his opinion, but fact — that the WWE Universe loathes Triple H and his wife. Cole asks if he can imagine the glee and euphoria if Team Authority loses this Sunday at Survivor Series. It would be like 1980 when the United States hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in “The Miracle on Ice.” It would be like the Red Sox winning the World Series after 86 years. It would be like the University of Tennessee winning the national championship. Triple H asks Cole if he thinks the peoples’ opinion of him matters. Triple H says he appreciates the WWE Universe. Without all of them, there would be no WWE. On the flip side of that coin, without The Authority there is no WWE Universe. He and his wife make decisions every day based on the best interest of everyone in the WWE Universe. Like little kids, their opinions of him when he makes those decisions are irrelevant.
Cole says statements like that are why many people are speculating that this is about the legacy of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. The rumor is that their egos are so out of control that they’ve completely lost sight of the task at hand. Due to their egos, the rumor is they no longer know how to lead. Triple H says he’ll let Cole in on a little secret. Triple H gets close to him and says life is a marathon and not a sprint. He got the name “The Cerebral Assassin” during the Attitude Era. At that time, the talent here was unbelievable: Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Mick Foley, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H were the elite of the elite. Some could argue that those guys were more popular or bigger stars than him. What is not an argument is that they’re all gone, and he’s still here. The truth is they could never last that long. The reason why is because he’s smarter than all of them. He’s always been smarter than all of them. What that means is what he says all the time: The Authority always wins. They are the constant and always will be here, like it or not.
Cole says when/if he loses on Sunday, he’ll be gone as well. There will be no Authority. What will RAW be like on Monday with no Authority in charge. Triple H says Vince McMahon is the greatest mind that has ever existed in this industry. Without him, there would be no WWE. McMahon did that because he was smarter than everyone else. In a time when there was many, he outlasted them all until there was only one: Vince McMahon and the WWE. WWE exists today because of Vince McMahon. It’s not ego or bragging when he says there are only two people on the face of this planet that can take his place. There are only two people on this planet that can do what Vince McMahon. One is his wife, Stephanie, and Cole is standing in the ring with the other one. Without them, this place has no future. If you take them out of the equation, he gives the company a year or two maximum. That won’t happen. If you take them out of the equation, it’ll be three months before everyone begs them to come back. Without them, this place is a sinking ship. Without them, the WWE has no future.
Cole asks what we can expect if he wins on Sunday. Triple H says that’s the interesting question and the real one. Cole interviewed John Cena on WWE.com this past Wednesday. Cena had an interesting answer to the question of if he feels responsible for his team. Triple H wants the footage aired, but first he wants to invite Team Cena to come out. Triple H asks them to come to the stage because he wants to hear Cena’s answer and then let them hear his response to it.
Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan, and Ryback make their way out to the stage. John Cena is not with them. The footage then rolls of John Cena answering the question on Wednesday. Cena says he’s given it a lot of thought, and he is asking them to make a leap of faith. Cena is asking them to put their livelihoods on the line. They have to win for that reason. Triple H says Cena feels responsible for his team and is asking them to take a leap of faith. Triple H says the thing is they better hope that Cena’s feelings cover all of that. When they lose, and they will lose, on Monday, every single one of them is fired! The members of Team Cena look apprehensive as the crowd boos the announcement.
Rusev’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring with Lana. Rusev will face Dolph Ziggler, next.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev w/ Lana
The bell rings, and Ziggler goes for a takedown. Rusev doesn’t move and powers him up before punching him out of the ring. Ziggler holds his head as if he’s still feeling the effects of the beating he received on Monday. Ziggler gets back in the ring and kicks away at Rusev. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Rusev takes him down with a back elbow. Rusev stomps him before putting him in the corner. Rusev kicks him down, but Ziggler comes back with some right hands and a dropkick. Rusev stumbles back before quickly attacking Ziggler with some vicious knees. Rusev stands over him and talks some trash in his native tongue. Rusev sends him into the ropes, but he hangs on. Rusev charges, but Ziggler pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Rusev gets on the apron, and Ziggler snaps him off the top rope before dropkicking him back to the floor. Lana looks concerned and shouts some encouragement. Ziggler attacks him at ringside before having a whip into the steel steps reversed on him. Ziggler holds his head in pain as Rusev taunts the crowd.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a modified chin lock. Ziggler struggles to get out before hitting a jawbreaker. Ziggler hits him with a back elbow before avoiding an avalanche in the corner. Ziggler rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Rusev counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ziggler counters that with another roll up for a two count. Rusev goes for a fall-away slam, but Ziggler lands on his feet and connects with a superkick for a near fall.
Ziggler avalanches him in the corner and gets the crowd going. Ziggler jumps to the second rope and starts punching, but Rusev pushes him off. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits the ropes, but Rusev takes him down with a spinning heel kick. Rusev looks at him menacingly and goes to drop him on the top rope, but Ziggler slides out. Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Rusev holds on to the ropes. Rusev then avalanches him against the ropes. Rusev screams before pulling him to the center of the ring. Rusev stomps the spine and goes for the Accolade, but Ziggler slides away and hits the Zig-Zag! Ziggler holds his head in pain before crawling over for a near fall! Lana was panicking at ringside. Ziggler goes for a famouser, but Rusev sidesteps him. Ziggler goes for a DDT, but Rusev flapjacks him off and connects with a nasty thrust kick for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Rusev
Match Rating: **
Replays are shown of the last moments of the match. Rusev and Lana celebrate in the ring as the flag of the Russian Federation unfurls above the ring. Rusev then stomps the spine of Ziggler and applies the Accolade! The referee tries in vain to pull him off. Rusev finally lets go and walks off with Lana.
Big Show and Ryback will face Kane and Seth Rollins in tonight’s main event. We’ll also see Dean Ambrose’s Survival Kit for his match against Bray Wyatt.
Kane is seen in The Authority’s office talking to someone on a cell phone. Someone enters, and Kane says this is just the man he wants to see. Kane says, “Let’s talk,” as we go to commercial. It is not revealed who this man is.
Kofi Kingston is shown in a vignette talking about a new day coming with a gospel choir singing behind him.
The commentators talk about Kane and Seth Rollins teaming up to face Ryback and Big Show.
Kane is seen in the office backstage talking to Cesaro. Kane says they have important matters to discuss. Cesaro says anytime The Authority needs something, the Swiss Superman always shows up. Kane says even though Cesaro is not an official member of Team Authority, his loyalty has not gone unnoticed. It will be rewarded when Team Cena is eliminated and the company continues to thrive under the leadership of The Authority. Cesaro says he’s a proud supporter of Team Authority. Cesaro says he enjoyed embarrassing John Cena on RAW when he thought he was joining his team. Kane says what wasn’t funny was when Erick Rowan joined Cena’s little flock of misguided sheep. Kane wants Cesaro to do one more favor for The Authority: slaughter the lamb that is Erick Rowan. Cesaro says, “Long live The Authority. Cesaro out.”
The Miz and Damien Mizdow make their entrance to the ring. A pre-taped promo is shown with Miz and Mizdow where Miz talks about what will happen if they become Tag Team Champions at Survivor Series. Miz says there will be red carpets, organic fruit baskets, and the longest limousine for all of his pets. Of course there will be green M&Ms in his rider everywhere he goes after he wins the titles at Survivor Series. They’ll be in action, next.
Gold and Stardust will be on commentary along with The Usos.
The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. Los Matadores
The Miz will start the match against Fernando. They lock up, and Miz wrenches his arm. Fernando flips through it, ducks a clothesline, fakes a punch to the moneymaker, and rolls him up for a two count. Fernando chops him into the ropes and hits a splash against his body. Diego tags in, and he hits a slingshot senton. They crisscross the ropes as Mizdow imitates Miz. Diego punches Mizdow off the apron. Miz then takes him down and punches away at him. Miz applies a chin lock, but Diego fights up. Miz goes for the Reality Check, but Diego pushes him off. Mizdow tags in and hits the Reality Check. Mizdow celebrates, but Miz blind tags back in. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Diego escapes and tags in Fernando. Fernando hits a chop before hitting a pair of back elbows. Fernando then hits a head-scissor takeover before clotheslining him out of the ring.
Mizdow flips at ringside to mimic The Miz’ bump. Miz pops up and goes to send Fernando into the Tag Team Champions, but he reverses it and sends Miz into The Usos instead. Mizdow then imitates what just happened and throws himself into Gold and Stardust! Fernando sends Miz into the ring and pins him with a cross-body block.
Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores
Match Rating: *
Big Show and Ryback will face Kane and Seth Rollins in tonight’s main event. Coming up next, we’ll see Dean Ambrose’s Survival Kit.
Dean Ambrose reveals his Survival Kit for Sunday
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring to a nice reception from the crowd. Ambrose says he’s not the average, run of the mill WWE Superstar. They say he has quirks and a screw loose, but he doesn’t care. If he’s proven anything, it’s that he’s a survivor. He’ll continue to thrive and survive in the WWE no matter who or what stands in his way. Ambrose wants to tell a story from when he was a young boy. His mother gave him $20 to go to the store to get cigarettes and some lottery tickets. Walking to the store, he ran into some older boys. They roughed him up and took his money. He told his mom what happened. His mother gave him a pair of brass knuckles and told him to not let it happen again. She told him that the brass knuckles are his survival kit.
Ambrose says he carries a survival kit everywhere he goes. Now it’s his hands, his feet, his knees, and his head. He is his own walking survival kit. He’ll bite, scratch, claw, punch and kick at Survivor Series. He’ll break Bray Wyatt’s nose and teeth. He’ll never want to open his mouth again. He won’t stop until Wyatt’s eyes are swollen shut. All Wyatt needs in his survival kit is the ability to run and hide in the shadows. Wyatt said a lot of things about him and his dad. A lot of it is true, but it doesn’t matter. Wyatt got under his skin, but that’s bad for him. Wyatt isn’t talking to a child. He’s talking to a grown man. Ambrose is the hunter, and Wyatt is the prey. At Survivor Series, he’ll be stalked, tormented, and ultimately he will be put down.
Bray Wyatt’s video flashes on the screen. Wyatt is seen on the titantron in a jail cell. Wyatt asks if this is how Ambrose remembers his father as he was locked inside a cage like an animal. Wyatt imitates Ambrose’s father before laughing. Wyatt says behind these bars shows that the apple does not fall far from the tree. This is Ambrose’s future. He’ll be trapped inside a prison of his own design. He’ll beg for freedom that he’ll never see. Wyatt says it doesn’t have to be like this. They could have been different. They could have ruled the world, but Ambrose changed all that. Instead, he’ll leave this cell and then he’ll leave Ambrose drowning in a pool of his own filth, just like daddy did. It’ll never end in here for Ambrose. It never ends. Wyatt laughs before silently saying, “It never ends.”
Replays are shown of Nikki Bella’s exhibition match against Brie Bella (dressed as AJ Lee) from RAW. Brie picked up the win following a distraction from the real AJ. AJ then attacked Nikki and Brie.
Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee
AJ is dressed up as Nikki Bella with some extra padding in the backside. They circle the ring and lock up. AJ pushes her off and adjusts her top. AJ ducks a clothesline and fixes her tights. Brie takes her down with a waistlock. AJ applies a side headlock and takes her down. Brie applies a head-scissor, but AJ kips up. AJ kicks her in the midsection and sends her to the corner. AJ runs into a back elbow, and Brie slams her off the turnbuckles a few times. AJ returns the favor and does it into her chest for good measure. AJ takes out one of her fake breast pads and hits Brie with it. Brie quickly catches her with a single leg crab, but AJ gets to the bottom rope. AJ quickly applies a guillotine, but Brie powers her to the corner. Brie runs into some knees, and AJ clotheslines her. AJ kicks her before hitting a neckbreaker for a one count. Brie dropkicks her down and tries to get the crowd going. Brie hits a running knee to the face before hitting a Brie Mode missile dropkick for a near fall. Nikki gets on the apron and shouts some instructions. AJ pushes Brie into Nikki to knock her to the floor before rolling Brie up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Lee
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Nikki pushes Brie down a few times as AJ walks off laughing.
Replays are shown of Mark Henry and Rusev attacking Big Show and Sheamus on RAW. Henry put Sheamus through the commentary table to take him out of the Survivor Series match. The commentators said that Sheamus suffered a stinger.
Erick Rowan, the newest member of Team Cena, will face Cesaro, next.
Replays are shown of Erick Rowan coming out as a surprise member of Team Cena.
Cesaro vs. Erick Rowan
The bell sounds, and Rowan approaches Cesaro while still wearing the sheep mask. Cesaro slaps the mask off, so Rowan powers him down. Cesaro kicks and punches him, but Rowan grabs him by the head and throws him over the top rope. Rowan head-butts and clubs him at ringside before sending him back into the ring. Cesaro attacks him on the apron and goes to suplex him into the ring, but Rowan punches him back. Cesaro then catches him with a dropkick as he enters the ring. Cesaro goes to whip him into the ropes, but Rowan catches him with a bear hug. Cesaro gets out and rolls him up, but Rowan gets out. Cesaro punches him and runs into a body slam. Cesaro quickly snaps him off the top rope and jumps on his back for a sleeper hold, but Rowan backs him to the corner. Rowan runs into a boot before Cesaro goes to the top rope. Rowan grabs him and slams him off the top rope. Rowan hits a shoulder block and yells to the crowd. Rowan hits a pump-handle backbreaker before applying a Torture Rack. Cesaro quickly taps out.
Winner by Submission: Erick Rowan
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Luke Harper quickly makes his way to the ring with his WWE Intercontinental Championship. Rowan looks at him as Harper circles the ring. Harper climbs the steps and stands on the apron. Harper then backs down, takes his title, and leaves the ring. Rowan challenges him to get into the ring, so Harper returns to the apron. Harper looks at him before backing away again. Harper then walks up the ramp while staring at him maliciously.
Big Show and Ryback will face Kane and Seth Rollins in the main event.
Big Show, Ryback, and Dolph Ziggler are seen talking backstage.
Big E talks about how a new day is coming soon.
Replays are shown of Triple H from earlier in the evening. Triple H added the stipulation that if Team Cena loses at Survivor Series then they will all be fired.
Renee Young is backstage with Big Show, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler, and Erick Rowan. Renee asks for their reaction to Triple H’s declaration that every member of Team Cena, except for John Cena, will be fired if they lose on Sunday. Big Show says what Triple H said made them all think pretty hard. They could lose their jobs. Just like Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, if they can lose their jobs, they can lose their jobs as well. Big Show says the stipulation had the opposite effect Triple H was talking about. They want nothing more than to rid the WWE of The Authority. They won’t back down. They’re in this far and will finish it.
Ryback says actions have consequences. He knew his job would be on the line, but that just makes The Big Guy hungrier. Tonight, The Big Guy and The Big Show will feed on Kane and Seth Rollins. On Sunday, The Authority’s empire will crumble at the feet of Team Cena and Team Ryback.
Dolph Ziggler says The Authority put him through the grind week after week. On RAW, he lost the Intercontinental Championship. The reason it was so special was he shared it with the WWE Universe. Ziggler says he’s not afraid of losing his job because you have nothing to fear when you have nothing to lose. They have the chance to put The Authority out of power, and he won’t back down now.
Renee asks if Erick Rowan has something to add. Rowan removes his mask and says, “Freedom.” That’s it. They all put their fists in and repeat what he said.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury in tow. Kane soon follows after him. The main event is next.
Seth Rollins and Kane vs. Big Show and Ryback
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. The ring announcer mentions that she was just informed Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan are banned from ringside. Ryback will start the match against Seth Rollins. Ryback powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Ryback then whips him hard to the opposite corner, and he collapses to the mat before rolling out of the ring to regroup. Rollins gets back in after a few moments. Rollins then punches and kicks Ryback before hitting the ropes. Ryback takes him down with a Lou Thesz Press, and he slams his head off the mat a few times. Big Show tags in, and he punches Rollins before chopping the chest. Big Show whips him back to his corner and shushes the crowd before chopping the chest again. Big Show head-butts him down and steps on him. Big Show talks a little trash to Noble and Mercury before sending Rollins to his corner. Ryback tags in and chops his chest. Rollins turns him around and chops him a few times, but Ryback isn’t fazed. Ryback throws him down and punches him. Ryback sends him to the corner, but he runs into a boot. Rollins leaps off the second rope, but Ryback catches him and connects with a powerslam. Kane tries to get in the ring, but Ryback boots him out. Ryback then gives Rollins a back body drop over the top rope onto Kane! Rollins overshot Kane and hits the floor with a thud!
The Authority’s music hits, and Triple H makes his way to the ring with Mark Henry, Luke Harper, and Rusev. The Authority meets with Rollins and Kane as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Big Show body slam Kane before dropping an elbow for a two count. The rest of Team Authority is seen watching at ringside. Big Show sends Kane into the ropes, but Kane counters him with a DDT. Rollins is tagged in, and he boots Big Show in the face a few times before hitting a dropkick for a one count. The power of Big Show’s kick out sends Rollins out of the ring. Rollins gets back in and stomps away at Big Show. Kane tags back in, and he stomps Big Show a few times. Kane drops an elbow for a two count. Kane applies a chin lock and holds it in for a bit, but eventually Big Show fights up and hits a back suplex.
Ryback and Rollins are tagged in. Ryback hits a forearm shiver before hitting a big back body drop. Ryback follows up with a military press powerslam before looking at Triple H at ringside. Ryback sets up for a meat hook clothesline, but the rest of Team Authority rips Big Show from the apron. The referee disqualifies them.
Winners by Disqualification: Big Show and Ryback
Match Rating: * 1/2
Henry, Rusev, and Harper attack Big Show at ringside. In the ring, Rollins hits Ryback with a kick to the midsection before going for a Curb Stomp, but Ryback avoids it. Ryback kicks and him and goes for Shell Shocked, but he drops him to give Noble and Mercury a double clothesline. Rollins then runs into a spinebuster. Mercury and Noble quickly double-team Ryback down as Triple H watches on.
Dolph Ziggler runs down and punches Noble and Mercury down. Harper then takes Ziggler out with a big boot. Erick Rowan walks down to the ring, and Harper turns to look. Harper big boots Henry at ringside and clotheslines Rusev down. Rowan and Harper lock eyes. Rowan gets in the ring, and they yell at one another. Kane then turns Rowan around and gives him a Chokeslam. Ryback follows up with a spinebuster on Kane before he eats a discus clothesline from Harper. Ziggler catches Harper with a Zig-Zag, and Rusev delivers a thrust kick to Ziggler before Henry follows up with a World’s Strongest Slam.
Triple H tells Team Authority to attack, and they all attack the broken members of Team Cena. Big Show is at ringside and he lets out a primal scream. Big Show gets in the ring and is surrounded by Team Authority, but he uses his power to scatter them back. Big Show then begins throwing chops to knock them down. Big Show then gives Mercury and Noble a Double Chokeslam.
Triple H then hits Big Show in the midsection and back with a steel chair! Rollins then hits Big Show with a Curb Stomp. Triple H then viciously unloads chair shots to the spines of all the members of Team Cena! The chair is completely bent. Team Authority holds Ryback up, and Triple H cracks him on the back with the chair. Triple H talks trash to Ryback before telling Team Authority to hold him up. Triple H screams that Team Cena is done. Triple H then delivers a vicious Pedigree to Ryback! Team Authority stands united in the center of the ring as an unstable Triple H looks into the crowd.
Quick Match Results
Rusev def. Dolph Ziggler (non-title)
Los Matadores def. The Miz and Damien Mizdow
AJ Lee def. Brie Bella (non-title)
Erick Rowan def. Cesaro via Submission
Big Show and Ryback def. Seth Rollins and Kane via DQ
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