Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's this week's Smackdown recap edition. This week's Smackdown consisted of a #1 Contender's Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Title, the winner facing WWE Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler, later in the evening. The Rhodes Brothers defended their newly won WWE World Tag Team Championship in a rematch against The Usos. Main Event time, Big Show squared off against Rusev. Let's get to the recap for this week's Smackdown.
- The Miz (w/Damien Sandow) vs Dean Ambrose: Ambrose goes to the top rope and shoves Sandow away, who tries to distract Ambrose. Ambrose leaps at Miz but gets caught and locked in the figure four. Ambrose makes the ropes and escapes the submission. Seth Rollins and Corporate Kane make their way to the ring, distracting Ambrose. Miz goes for the "Skull Crushing Finale" but Ambrose counters and hits "Dirty Deeds" for the pinfall. After the match, Rollins and Kane go to attack Ambrose. Ambrose fights back, drops Rollins and Kane and steals Rollins' money in the bank briefcase. Ambrose escapes into the crowd, leaving Rollins and Kane in the ring mad.
- Backstage Segment with The Rhodes Brothers: Goldust and Stardust will keep The Usos from taking what is now theirs, the cosmic keys...aka...the WWE World Tag Team Championship.
- "#1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title Battle Royal": After the smoke cleared, the final four came down to Kofi Kingston, Bo Dallas, Jack Swagger, and Cesaro. Kofi skinned the cat, hooked Dallas in the process and dumped Mr. Inspirational to the floor. Kofi jumped on Swagger in the corner. While Kofi and Swagger tried to eliminate each other, Cesaro came in and dumped both Kofi and Swagger to the floor. Cesaro is the winner and will face Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship later.
- Backstage Segment with The Usos: The Usos say that they are getting back their tag titles tonight from The Rhodes Brothers.
- Backstage Segment with Seth Rollins and Kane: Rollins is pissed about Dean Ambrose stealing his briefcase. Kane tells Rollins to forget about it. Rollins says if he doesn't get his briefcase back the cinder block attack will look like child's play compared to what he'll do to Ambrose next.
- Nattie Neidhart and Rosa Mendez vs Layla and Summer Rae: Layla rolls up Rosa with a handful of tights to score the pinfall.
- Backstage Segment with Big Show: Big Show talks about Freedom and how he'll knock Rusev's ass out tonight.
- Backstage Segment with Rusev and Lana: Lana says Big Show will suffer the same fate that his friend Mark Henry did at Night of Champions. Rusev babbled in Russian but it was unclear what he said.
And that's a wrap on this week's Smackdown, be sure to check out the following up coming recaps.
- Sunday: The Weekend 3 Count: News and Rumors recap 9/22-9/28
- Tuesday: RAW recap
- Thursday: TNA Impact recap
- Next Saturday: Smackdown recap
Till then, tap or snap.