Friday, August 28, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 8.28.15: #SmackDown Recap

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's this week's NXT and Smackdown recap for the week.

*** NXT ***

- This week's NXT was a replay of the four pre-show matches for NXT TakeOver Brooklyn. Check out my recap of Takeover: Brooklyn from Saturday night.

*** Smackdown ***

- This week's Smackdown took place in Providence, Rhode Island. 

- The Wyatt Family Introduce Braun Strowman As Their Newest Member: Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Braun Strowman kick off Smackdown with a in ring promo. Harper says we've been all told lies, we are already dead and Bray's truth will give us new life. Bray says family means everything to him and Strowman is the little black sheep. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose interrupt and head to the ring. Reigns says he may get his ass kicked, but he'll go down swinging. Ambrose says he'll take the ugly one and they both go after The Wyatt Family. The Wyatt's retreat and leave the ring.

- The Dudley Boys defeated The Ascension, by pinfall: The match closes out with some Wazzup and Bubba calls for the tables. Viktor and Konnar attack Bubba, while Devon is getting a table. Devon is back in and hits a neck breaker, but The Ascension regains control. Bubba blind tags back in and sends Viktor to the floor. The Dudleys hit 3D on Konnar and score the pinfall. After the match, The Dudleys grab a table as The New Day come out with anti-Dudley Boy signs. The New Day stop and look on as the Dudleys power bomb Viktor through a table and stare down The New Day.

- Kevin Owens defeated Neville, by pinfall: The match closes out with Neville going for a suicide dive, but Owens side steps him. Neville comes back, lands a kick and sends Owens back into the ring. Neville goes to the top rope, but gets kicked by Owens. Owens plants Neville with the pop up power bomb and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage, Charlotte and Becky Lynch argue with The Bella Twins over who's the better team. The Bellas try to turn Team PCB on each other. Becky says they respect each other too much to turn on each other and then brings up the fact that the Bellas turned on each other last year. Charlotte and Becky leave as Nikki tells Brie not to listen to them.

- Becky Lynch and Charlotte defeated The Bella Twins, by pinfall: The match closes out with Brie working over Charlotte and her knee until Charlotte fights back, back drops Brie and goes for the tag to Becky. Nikki pulls Becky off the apron stopping the tag, but Becky lays out Nikki on the floor. Charlotte rolls up Brie and applies a bridge to score the pinfall.

- Seth Rollins Sends A Warning To Sting: Seth Rollins is in the ring for a promo. Rollins brags about his accomplishments, becoming a WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion at the same time and August 23rd should be a national holiday. Rollins says his statue ceremony was ruined by Sting, who's jealous of Rollins' success, Sting needs to be afraid of Rollins and promises to come through on what Triple H failed to do at Wrestlemania.......end Sting's career. 

- Backstage, Sheamus says he's going to kick Dean Ambrose's head off, he can do what ever he wants cause he's Mr. Money In The Bank and the future WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

- Ryback and Dolph Ziggler defeated Big Show and Rusev, by pinfall: The match closes out with Show blocking a Famasser from Ziggler and plants him with a reverse power bomb. Rusev tags himself in and taunts Show, which he's been doing the whole match. Rusev stomps Ziggler's back and applies The Accolade submission. An angry Show lands the knockout punch on Rusev, laying him out. Show leaves Rusev alone as Ziggler covers and scores the pinfall.

- Sheamus defeated Dean Ambrose, by pinfall: The match closes out with Sheamus going for the Brogue Kick, but Ambrose ducks and hooks Dirty Deeds. Sheamus counters it, but Ambrose knocks down Sheamus. The lights suddenly go out for a split second. When the lights come back on Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Braun Strowman have the ring surrounded. Ambrose turns his attention to the Wyatt Family and misses Sheamus run in and nail Ambrose with the Brogue Kick. Sheamus covers and scores the pinfall.
After the match, The Wyatt Family surround Ambrose in the ring, but Roman Reigns hits the ring to try to make the save. Reigns hits the Superman Punch on Harper, then goes after Strowman. Reigns lands punches on Strowman, but it doesn't faze the monster. Strowman tackles Reigns and locks in the choke hold. Strowman chokes Reigns out and then drops Reigns with an over the shoulder back breaker, as Bray looks on and laughs to close out the show.

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