Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 9.27.14: Smackdown

By @BSA1978.

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 and his "Hollywood Stunt Double" Damien Sandow are in the ring as Smackdown kicks off. Highlights of the altercation on MizTV between Miz and Dean Ambrose on Main Event are shown on the TitanTron, setting up tonight's match. Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring and we are ready for the opening bout.

- 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.

- "WWE World Tag Team Championship Match": Goldust and Stardust (c) vs The Usos: The Usos hit a suicide dive over the ropes in stereo on the Rhodes Brothers early in the match. Stardust climbs to the top rope but The Usos stop Stardust. The Usos hit a "Doomsday Device" on Stardust and Jimmy climbs the ropes. Jimmy goes airbourne with the "Superfly Splash" on Stardust. Jimmy covers but Goldust with one of the tag team titles in his hand, busts it over Jimmy, forcing the DQ.

- 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.

- WWE Intercontinental Championship Match": Dolph Ziggler (c) vs Cesaro: Ziggler goes for the "Famasser" but Cesaro counters with a power bomb lift. Ziggler reverses into a sunset flip and rolls Cesaro up for the pinfall. BUT WAIT......Cesaro grabbed the ropes during the pin which should have stopped the pinfall. Cesaro argues with the referee but the referee refuses to listen and Ziggler is still the WWE Intercontinental Champion.

- 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.

- Big Show vs. Rusev (w/Lana): Show goes for the knockout punch but Rusev ducks and connects with a super kick. Show powers out of a Rusev hold and plants Rusev with a choke slam. Show again sets Rusev up for the knockout punch. This time Lana reaches in and grabs a hold of Show's leg. Show dragged Lana into the ring and corners her in the turnbuckles. Rusev comes in and cracks the Russian flag stick across Show, causing a DQ. After the match, Rusev continued the flag assault. Rusev goes for the thrust kick but Show catches Rusev's leg and lands the knockout punch sending Rusev back to Russia, in dreamland. Smackdown closes out with the arena going nuts as Show leaves the ring and Lana tends to her unconscious Russian boyfriend.

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.

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