Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back with the SmackDown recap. We are exactly 9 days away from Night of Champions, as Smackdown furthered the feuds going into the special event on September 21st. Smackdown kicked off with 8 man tag action.
- "8 Man Tag Team Match": Big Show, Mark Henry and The Usos vs Goldust, Stardust, Rowan and Harper: Jimmy Uso goes airbourne as he splashes everyone on the floor as a brawl breaks out. Jey Uso blind tags in on Big Show and climbs the ropes. Big Show hits the knockout punch on Stardust and Jey goes Jimmy Superfly Snuka on Stardust, as he splashes him from the top rope for the pinfall.
- Summer Rae (w/ Layla) vs Paige: A.J. Lee is on commentary. Paige taunts A.J. before locking Rae in the "Black Widow" and making Rae tap out. After the match, Layla goes after Paige, but A.J. makes the save. A.J. hits Layla with Paige's own "Paige-Turner" finisher and skips around, angering Paige.
- "Arm Wrestling Contest": Mark Henry vs Rusev (w/ Lana): Lana says she's surprised Henry accepted the challenge. Says that Henry can still forfeit, just like Americans give up and just like Henry gave up in the Olympics. Henry says he dropped out of the Olympics due to injury. Henry says he'll unleash fury at Night of Champions, representing his country. Lana dedicates victory to Russian President Putin. The match starts and Rusev complains about the finger locks with Henry. After the match finally begins Henry defeats Rusev in the arm wrestling match. Rusev and Lana demand a rematch, using left hands. Henry agrees, the match starts and it looks like Henry is about to win again. Lana throws powder in Henry's face. Rusev lands a kick, dropping Henry then lands a super kick putting Henry down. Rusev taunts and poses over Henry.
- The Miz & Damien Sandow vs Dolph Ziggler & R-Truth: R-Truth is dressed like Ziggler, mocking Sandow being dressed like Miz. Truth and Ziggler double team combo a scissor kick and the "zig zag" for the pinfall.
- Backstage Promo with Nikki Bella: We see Jerry Springer highlights from RAW. Says everyone finally got to see what she's been putting up with. Hasn't had any time to concentrate on her Divas Championship Match. A.J. Lee arrives and comments about Nikki being added to the match. Paige arrives and mocks Nikki and tells A.J. they can still be friends after this.
And that's a wrap, tune in this up coming week for the following recaps:
- Tuesday: RAW recap
- Thursday: TNA Impact recap
- Saturday: Smackdown recap
- Sunday: Night of Champions Preview
- Monday: Night of Champions recap.
Till then, tap or snap.