Saturday, July 12, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 7.12.14: WWE Smackdown
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon comes to you today with the Smackdown recap, brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast.
This week's Smackdown took place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
- Smackdown kicked off with the undefeated Rusev, accompanied by his lovely valet, Lana. The Russian couple cut a promo and target Roman Reigns. Lana says Reigns is like the impotent leaders of both America and Canada, all style no substance. Reigns arrives from the crowd and cuts a promo. Reigns says that this is his ring and he'd waste no time putting his fist across Rusev's face. Lana and Reigns trade more insults with each other and then we have Reigns and Rusev face to face. The stare down is interuppted as Lana states Rusev will fight on their terms. Lana and Rusev leave the ring and will fight Reigns later in the main event.
- A.J. Lee vs Cameron. A.J. out wrestles Cameron to the point where Cameron walks out of the match. Naomi comes down and throws Cameron back into the ring. A.J. hits a "Shining Wizard" on Cameron for the pinfall.
- Backstage interview with Randy Orton. Orton hypes up his match with Chris Jericho later tonight.
- Adam Rose (w/Summer Rae) vs Fandango (w/Layla). Fandango gets counted out trying to break up the girls' catfight on the floor. Fandango gets a "Party Foul" after the match after getting in Rose's face.
- Backstage interview with Chris Jericho. Jericho hypes up his match against Randy Orton later and his match with Bray Wyatt at WWE Battleground.
- Heath Slater and Titus O'Neil vs The Usos. Jimmy hits a super kick on Slater and Jey goes Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka on Slater as he splashes Slater from the top rope. The Usos pick up the pinfall.
- In ring interview with The Usos. The Usos hype up their WWE Tag Team Championship, 2 out of 3 Falls Match with The Wyatt Family at WWE Battleground.
- Bray Wyatt cuts a promo on the titantron asking Chris Jericho to "save us" and closed it out with singing to all the Wyatt followers.
- Chris Jericho vs Randy Orton. Jericho blocks the "RKO" and hits the "Lionsault" on Orton. The lights go out and we see The Wyatt Family graphic on the titantron. The lights come back on and Jericho catches an "RKO" from Orton. Orton scores the pinfall.
- Summer Rae vs Layla (Fandango as Guest Referee). Before the match, both girls kiss Fandango trying to make the other girl mad. Rae and Layla both end up attacking Fandango. Fandango escapes the ring and the match is thrown out. Rae and Layla dance with each other afterwards.
- Curtis Axel (w/Ryback) vs Goldust (w/Stardust). Axel goes for a "Perfect Plex" on Goldust but Goldie blocks. Goldust delivers the "Final Cut and scores the pinfall. Ryback attacks after the match but gets dust blown in his face by Stardust. Ryback charges Stardust but gets sent to the floor.
- "Handicap Match": Bo Dallas vs El Torito and Diego. Dallas dodges a Diego splash in the corner and it's the "Bo-Dog" for the pin. Dallas "Bo-Dog's" El Torito after the match.
- Triple H and his lovely wife Stephanie McMahon will return on RAW. RAW's main event is announced as a "6-Man Tag Match". It'll be John Cena, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose vs Randy Orton, Kane and Seth Rollins.
- Rusev vs Roman Reigns. Reigns hits the "Superman Punch" and sets Rusev up for the spear. Randy Orton hits the ring and attacks Reigns. Rusev gets his first loss by DQ. Reigns hits a "Superman Punch" on Orton after the match but Reigns then gets laid out with a Rusev kick. Lana and Rusev leave the ring to fight another day as Orton drops Reigns again with an "RKO". Orton stands tall as Smackdown closes out.
WWE Battleground Card Currently:
**** "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, Fatal 4 Way":
John Cena (c) vs Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns vs Kane
**** "WWE Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal": Winner is crowned new I-C Champ.
**** "WWE World Tag Team Championship Match, 2 Out of 3 Falls": The Usos (c) vs The Wyatt Family
**** "WWE Divas Championship Match": AJ Lee (c) vs Paige
**** Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt
**** Cameron vs. Naomi
And that wraps up this week's Smackdown recap. Thanks for reading and be sure to join me again on Tuesday with the RAW recap. Till then, tap or snap.