WWE Smackdown Results
April 9, 2015
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
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The Smackdown opening hits and we go live to the American Airlines Center where a quick display of pyro goes off all over the stage.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan is out first. We hear from Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Jerry “The King” Lawler on commentary at ringside. We see footage of Bryan getting stitches last week. Back in the ring, Bryan grabs a mic as the fans in Dallas start up a “YES!” chant. Bryan talked about last week being one of the highlights of his career when he climbed a ladder to win the Intercontinental Championship in front of 76,000 people. He said the title only means as much as the actions of the person who holds it. “So how do I make the Intercontinental Championship mean even more? By defending it.” Bryan talks about doing that against Dolph Ziggler and how Sheamus came out for a visit afterwards. He talks about Sheamus looking stupid and kicking him in the face. Bryan talks about having his own blood spilled last week on Smackdown after seeing Bad News Barrett.
Barrett’s music hits to cut off Bryan. Barrett said Bryan’s magical week turned into a nightmare after he dropped Bryan with a bull hammer. Sheamus’ music hits and he walks out next. He talks about taking Bryan out with a Brogue Kick and why Bryan shouldn’t pick on someone not his size. The fans start a “YOU ARE STUPID” chant. Sheamus said he tolerates Barrett because he isn’t a munchkin like Bryan. He suggests they give Bryan an “European style arse kickin” because they can. Barrett and Sheamus walk down the ramp and get in the ring. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and he talks about Sheamus talking a big game comparing Sheamus to Captain Jack Sparrow and Carrot Top. Ziggler is down for a fight right now.
Big Show’s music hits and he has a mic in hand. Show agrees with Sheamus about being annoyed with guys like Bryan and Ziggler. He calls himself the greatest giant to have ever step foot in this business. “Check the facts people,” adds Big Show. Big Show said Sheamus and Barrett won’t get to have all the fun alone.
Out walks Roman Reigns in the crowd. Big Show warns Reigns. Reigns tackles Big Show as a big brawl breaks out with all six men. Reigns, Bryan and Ziggler clean house as Big Show, Barrett and Sheamus back up at ringside.
A special edition of Miz TV takes place later tonight.
Neville debuts on Smackdown tonight.
Up next, WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro and Tyson Kidd with Natalya.
Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns will take on Big Show, Bad News Barrett and Sheamus later tonight in a six man tag team match.
WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd w/ Natalya vs. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) w/ Xavier Woods
Before the match, Big E tells the crowd in Dallas to stand and clap. They continue to chant that The New Day sucks. Big E says they are trying to bring positivity and all they want to do is ruin it. “Something has got to change. You have got to like us. You’ve got to love us. Because we’re here for you. For you. We’re here for a new day,” adds Big E.
We start with Tyson Kidd and Kofi Kingston. Kidd with a quick tackle on Kingston early. Kidd with elbows to Kingston in the corner. Kidd with a monkey flip on Kingston who lands on his feet to counter. Tag to Cesaro who works over Kingston with kicks and a big uppercut. Tag to Kidd who kicks Kingston in the gut and Kingston trips up Kidd tossing him to the outside. Cesaro is in and Kingston dumps him over the top rope to the outside. Tag to Big E who launches Kingston over the top rope who takes out both Kidd and Cesaro.
We return with Big E landing a belly to belly suplex on Kidd. Tag to Cesaro who cuts off Big E, lifts him up and plants him with a quick gutwrench suplex. Tag to Kidd who kicks Big E in the chest and drives his knee into the head of Big E. Kidd drops a leg over the throat of Big E on the ring apron springboarding over the top rope. Cesaro with the tag and a springboard stomp over the chest of Big E. Cesaro with a shot to Kingston in the corner and Big E goes shoulder first into the steel ring post when Cesaro moves. Cesaro Swing on Big E. Kidd jumps in finish with a big kick to the head of Big E. Kingston breaks up the pinfall by Cesaro. Big E plants Cesaro in the corner. Tags to Kidd and Kingston. Kingston with a springboard sledgehammer and follows with a big dropkick. Kingston with another jumping sledgehammer off the ropes. Boom Drop over Kidd. Kingston attacks Cesaro who jumps in. Cesaro with an uppercut on Kingston setting up Kidd for his twisting neckbreaker for the pinfall.
Winners: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
We see highlights from RAW on Monday night with Randy Orton becoming the new No. 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Seth Rollins will defend the title against Orton at Extreme Rules on 4/26.
Bray Wyatt is live later tonight.
Up next, Neville in action.
We are back with Curtis Axel in the ring on the mic. Axel calls Neville a small speed bump on the road to “Axtreme” Rules. This is why he asked for his rematch tonight. “So Neville…whatcha gonna do…when AxelMania runs wild on you!?”
Neville vs. Curtis Axel
Lock up and Neville pushes Axel to the corner. Axel tries launching Neville into the ropes, but Neville flips off and catches Axel with a series of arm drags. Neville with a big kick to Axel. Axel with a big knee to the gut to cut off Neville. Axel launches Neville to the corner and connects with some quick kicks. Neville withe a series of flips back to the corner. Neville with a shoulder block, flying takedown off the ropes and kicks Axel to the outside. Neville leaps over the top rope and takes out Axel. Back in the ring, Neville plants Axel with a scoop slam. Neville goes up top and connects with his corkscrew shooting star press for the win.
After the match, we see highlights leading to the finish.
Backstage, Renee Young is with Natalya, Cameron and Alicia Fox. Cameron and Fox argue about tenure in WWE. Fox and Natalya have a shoving match. WWE referees break it up.
Special Guest Referee: Cameron
Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
Natalya tackles Fox early. Fox fights it off and pushes Natalya under the ropes. Natalya and Fox have another shoving contest. Natalya with a big slap. Fox tackles and they roll around. Fox with a shoulder block and misses a flipping leg drop. Natalya with a dropkick to the face of Fox. Fox with a big boot to Natalya in the corner. Fox with a northern lights suplex on Natalya. Fox keeps Natalya grounded pulling back on her neck in a headlock. Fox drops Natalya down during a comeback attempt. Fox goes back to the headlock on Natalya. Natalya counters Fox dropping across her. Natalya gets the Sharpshooter locked on. Fox taps.
After the bell rings, Natalya keeps the Sharpshooter locked in a bit longer and then drops it. Cameron then grabs Natalya and gives her a quick DDT. Cameron does the same to Alicia Fox. Cameron wants her mirror.
A video package runs focusing on Erick Rowan.
Up next, Bray Wyatt vs. Erick Rowan.
Bray Wyatt vs. Erick Rowan
Before the match, Bray Wyatt grabs a mic and says he remembers the first time he saw Erick Rowan. “He was lost. Cast out by a society that could never understand him. They looked at him like he was some monster, some creature, some plague that would destroy everything this society considers real.” Wyatt said he saw his possibilities and took Rowan in. “I had to set him free,” adds Wyatt. Wyatt said Rowan now sees evil is real and evil is all around us. He said tonight he teaches Rowan one last little lesson. “I will finally destroy Erick Rowan. Now imagine if I could do that to someone that I loved. Someone that I used to call my brother. Just imagine what I could do to you. Behold, the new face of fear.” Wyatt gets down on his knees laughing.
The bell rings and Wyatt drops a forearm over the back of Rowan. Wyatt with more shots to Rowan in the corner. Rowan with headbutts and tosses Wyatt to the corner. Rowan with a big running tackle that takes out Wyatt. Wyatt falls to the outside. Wyatt jumps back in and lands a quick uppercut shot. Rowan comes back with some quick elbows. Wyatt sends Rowan shoulder first into the steel ring post. Wyatt then dropkicks Rowan off the ring apron and Rowan falls right into the ring barricade.
We return with Wyatt having Rowan in a headlock. Wyatt with a quick DDT dropping Rowan. Rowan gets his knees up blocking a body splash attempt by Wyatt. Rowan with quick clotheslines and a body splash in the corner. Rowan connects with a second body splash and then a spinning heel kick that drops Wyatt. Rowan is going up to the top turnbuckle. Wyatt quickly rolls out and Rowan jumps down to the outside. Rowan then eats a huge clothesline from Wyatt on the outside. Wyatt with a body splash over Rowan on the floor. Wyatt tosses Rowan back inside the ring. Rowan attempts a full nelson. Wyatt with headbutts. Wyatt catches Rowan with a flying elbow. Wyatt does his creepy spider walk. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Rowan and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Backstage, we see a shot of The Miz heading to the arena.
The Miz plugs The Marine 4 coming out on digital download and DVD. He introduces a trailer. Summer Rae is out to interrupt Miz. She wants credit for being in the movie as well. Miz tells her she can speak when he says so. Summer disagrees. Miz says he is the star of the movie. Summer calls him the co-star. “I am not the co-star. I am the star and you are a featured extra,” adds Miz. Miz said he allowed her to be on the cover and made her a star just like she made Damien Mizdow a star. Summer agrees and that Mizdow upstaged him at WrestleMania eliminating him from the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Miz said he doesn’t blame Mizdow and instead blames everyone in the WWE Universe. “You people made him believe something he is not. He is not a leading man.” He talks about Mizdow being fired twice by WWE and how he was on his way out a third time until he saved his career.
Mizdow is out next to interrupt Miz. Miz said Mizdow is on the decline and he needs to get his career on track. “These people can’t get you on track,” adds Miz. Miz said he can do all that for Mizdow and he is willing to forgive. He said all Mizdow has to say is that he is sorry and everything will go back to the way it was. Miz extends his hand and just wants an apology. He tells Mizdow to ignore these people. Miz asks Mizdow if he wants his career in the hands of the WWE Universe or him. “Shake my hand and apologize.” Mizdow removes his sunglasses and shakes Miz’s hand. “I’m sorry…I’m sorry…I’m sorry…I’m sorry I didn’t do this sooner,” says Mizdow. Mizdow drops Miz with a big right and launches a chair at Miz who bails up the ramp. Mizdow grabs Summer Rae and gives her a kiss. Summer smiles as Mizdow leaves the ring and puts on his sunglasses.
A video package runs highlighting WrestleMania 31 in California.
Six Man Tag Team Main Event
WWE Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns & Dolph Ziggler vs. Big Show, Sheamus & Bad News Barrett
We start with Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler. Sheamus pushes Ziggler to the corner. Another lock up and Sheamus pushes Ziggler to the opposite corner. Ziggler and Sheamus exchange slaps to the face. Sheamus fires in with a big knee and tags in Big Show. Big Show with a big body shot. Big Show with a huge chest chop to Ziggler in the corner. Big Show with a body splash to Ziggler and then eats a dropkick to the knee from Ziggler. Ziggler jumps up and brings Big Show back down with a quick DDT. Ziggler attempts a jumping splash to Big Show in the corner and Big Show catches Ziggler with another chest chop that drops Ziggler. Tag to Barrett who drops Ziggler with a quick neckbreaker. Ziggler with comeback rights to the body and a kick to the face. Barrett cuts off Ziggler with the Winds of Change leading to a close two count. Tag to Sheamus who drops Ziggler with a quick uppercut. Sheamus with slaps to Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler fires back with big rights and tags in Bryan. Bryan dropkicks Barrett off the corner. Bryan with rights to Sheamus backing him to the corner. Sheamus avoids a flip by Bryan and both connect with a double clothesline with Bryan getting the better of Sheamus. Bryan with kicks to the chest of Sheamus. Bryan launches Sheamus over the top rope, hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive. Barrett with a big boot on Bryan.
We return with Big Show holding Bryan in a bear hug and then turning that into a scoop slam. Big Show drops a big elbow over Bryan. Tag to Barrett who drops Bryan face first in the corner. Barrett drapes Bryan over the top turnbuckle and drops big forearms to the lower back of Bryan. Barrett follows with a big knee to the gut of Bryan. Barrett works over the neck of Bryan. A loud “WE WANT ROMAN” chant starts up. Barrett with an elbow to the back of Bryan’s head to cut off a comeback. Barrett misses a kick in the corner when Bryan moves out of the way. Tag to Big Show who cuts off Bryan from tagging out. Big Show drops Bryan with a quick headbutt. A “ROMAN REIGNS” chant starts up. Big Show knocks Ziggler off the ring apron launching him into the barricade. Big Show goes for a chokeslam on Bryan. Bryan counters and gets the Yes Lock applied on Big Show. Big Show rolls over countering out and ends up tossing Bryan through the ropes to the outside. Tag to Sheamus who picks up Bryan at ringside and tosses him back in after an uppercut. Sheamus props Bryan up on the top turnbuckle and connects with some high knees. Bryan with rights to the body of Sheamus. Bryan pushes Sheamus off, jumps, Sheamus catches him, puts Bryan on his shoulders and Bryan counters back down into a DDT. Tag to Barrett and hot tag to Reigns. Reigns launches Barrett into the corner and lights him up with clotheslines. Reigns mounts Barrett and drops some big rights. Superman Punch to Big Show. Superman Punch to Barrett. Sheamus breaks up the pinfall attempt. Ziggler with a superkick to Sheamus and clotheslines him over the top rope. Bryan with a flying knee to Big Show off the ring apron. Barrett with a superkick to Reigns and sets up for the Bull Hammer. Reigns with a spear and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns & Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler celebrate the win.
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