Saturday, July 5, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 7.5.14: WWE Smackdown
Happy day after Independence Day everyone, hope everyone had a safe holiday!!
This edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon is brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast. I'll be recapping WWE Smackdown from last night in this edition. On Main Event this past week, WWE United States Champion, Sheamus, threw out a challenge to defend the U.S. Title on America's birthday for the show. Alberto Del Rio answered the challenge.
Also more names that will be included in the WWE Intercontinental Championship battle royal at WWE Battleground were announced on Main Event. The following have been entered so far: Cesaro, Kofi Kingston, Damien Sandow, The Great Khali, Rob Van Dam, Dolph Ziggler, Big E, Ryback, Curtis Axel and Alberto Del Rio
- Smackdown took place this week in Newark, New Jersey. The show kicks off with Mr. Money in the Bank himself, Seth Rollins. Rollins cuts a promo talking about John Cena being lucky on Monday because sooner or later Rollins will cash in and be the new face of the WWE. Dean Ambrose interrupts and reminds Rollins that he plans on stopping Rollins every time he tries to cash in. Ambrose hits the ring and we have a Rollins, Ambrose brawl. Randy Orton hits the ring for the 2 on 1 on Ambrose, then Roman Reigns hits the ring to help Ambrose. Orton and Rollins exit the ring as Triple H arrives and announces Dean Ambrose vs Randy Orton tonight. If Roman Reigns interferes then he is out of the WWE WHC Match at Battleground.
- "WWE United States Championship Match": Sheamus (c) vs Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker but Sheamus escapes by dead lifting Del Rio and tossing him into the turn buckle. Del Rio attempts a moonsault but missed and then gets a "Brogue Kick". Sheamus scores the pinfall to retain the US Title.
- Bo Dallas vs Diego (w/El Torito). Dallas with the "Bo-Dog" for the pinfall. Dallas tells Torito to never give up and one day he'll grew taller. Torito gets mad and gores Dallas. Dallas hits Torito back then press slams him.
- Chris Jericho arrives to cut a promo. Jericho says it's good to be back, thanks The Wyatt Family for reminding him what a dangerous place the WWE can be and reminds them that he can be just as dangerous. Bray Wyatt eventually interrupts Jericho on the titantron and mocks the king of the world. Bray mentions Jericho's "save us" shtick and tells Jericho to save himself. The Miz comes down to the ring, still complaining to Jericho about interrupting him on Monday. Jericho again drops The Miz with a "Code Breaker".
- Cesaro vs Big E. The action spills onto the floor as the barricade and time keepers area are used. Cesaro connects with a chair shot then dumps Big E on the announcers table. Big E slams Cesaro on the floor as WWE officials hit the ring and break up both men.
- AJ Lee vs Eva Marie. AJ makes Eva tap to the "Widow's Peak". Paige congratulates AJ after the match.
- Damian Sandow comes out dressed like New Jersey's own Bruce Springsteen. Rusev comes out and attacks Sandow. Lana reminds us all of why mother Russia is great. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter arrive and give Rusev and Lana a history lesson on why America is better then Russia. Zeb leads the WWE Universe in a "We The People" chant as Swagger and Rusev stare each other down. Rusev eventually backs off without attacking Swagger.
- Randy Orton vs Dean Ambrose. Ambrose picks up the DQ victory as Seth Rollins shows up and hits Ambrose with his briefcase. Orton hits an "RKO" on Ambrose as Rollins climbs the ropes and measures up for a "Curb Stomp" on Ambrose's shoulder. Roman Reigns hits the ring and chases off Orton and Rollins, making the save to close out Smackdown.
And that wraps up the Smackdown recap edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon. I will return Tuesday with the RAW recap. Till then tap or snap.