Saturday, June 21, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 6.21.14: WWE Smackdown
Money in the Bank's main event is now set in stone. The WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be hung from the rafters of the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The first superstar to climb the ladder and bring down the title will be the new face of the WWE. The Money in the Bank World Heavyweight Championship Match will feature, Boston native John Cena, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Sheamus, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio and Roman Reigns.
This past week on WWE Main Event, Seth Rollins, made it known that there will also be a second traditional Money in the Bank ladder match.
This one with the first superstar to climb the ladder and bring down the briefcase will be the winner. Now what is in the briefcase? Long time fans know but for any noobies of wrestling I will answer that for you. The briefcase contains a contract to have a WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match anytime, anyplace. Many superstars of the past have capitalized off this and have gone on to be main eventers in the company after winning this prestigious ladder match.
Now on to this week's Smackdown recap. More build up to the Money in the Bank event as Smackdown aired last night.
- Smackdown kicked off with John Cena, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and Roman Reigns all talking about them being the ones that will win Money in the Bank. A brawl breaks out between the six of the seven competitors in the ladder match which ends with Cena standing alone.
- Seth Rollins vs Kofi Kingston. Match closes with Kofi going for "Trouble in Paradise" but Rollins ducks. Rollins hits the turn buckle power bomb then a "Curb Stomp" for the pinfall. After the match Dean Ambrose interrupts Rollins after Rollins guarantees victory at Money In The Bank. Ambrose tells Rollins he should worry about Ambrose getting his hands on him any night. Rollins says Ambrose needs to worry about Kane tonight. Ambrose says he plans on sending Rollins and Kane both to hell.
- Bad News Barrett vs Dolph Ziggler. Match closes with Barrett going for a power bomb on Ziggler. Ziggler counters and rolls Barrett up for the pinfall.
- Titus O'Neil vs Adam Rose #1. Match closes with O'Neil going for a clothesline and Rose ducking. Rose with the pinfall rollup.
- Titus O'Neil vs Adam Rose #2. O'Neil says he wasn't ready and talks Rose into giving him a rematch. Match closes with Rose ducking another O'Neil charge and scoring another pinfall rollup.
- Dean Ambrose vs Kane. Match closes with Ambrose suicide diving onto Kane on the floor then attacks Seth Rollins who's at ringside. Ambrose is distracted by Rollins long enough for Kane to regroup and choke slam Ambrose for the pinfall. After the match Rollins attacks Ambrose and hits a "Curb Stomp".
- Jack Swagger vs Big E. Match closes with Big E dodging a Swagger splash and hitting the "Big Ending" for the pinfall.
- Bo Dallas vs Fandango. Match closes with Fandango getting caught in between Layla and Summer Rae's fighting. Fandango gets hit with the "Bo-Dog" by Dallas for the pinfall.
- "4 on 3 Handicap Match": Randy Orton, Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio and Bray Wyatt vs Sheamus, John Cena and Roman Reigns. Match closes with Del Rio going for the cross arm breaker on Reigns but Reigns shoves him off. Reigns nails the spear on Del Rio afterwards for the pinfall.
Reigns, Cena and Sheamus celebrate as Smackdown closes out.
And that closes out this edition of Wrestling Lockup. I will return Tuesday with RAW recap. Till then, tap or snap