9/14 Friday Night Smackdown Report
Smackdown opens with a replay of last Friday’s Smackdown, where Booker T banned Sheamus’ Brogue Kick. It then transitions to Sheamus and David Otunga’s meeting with lawyers and Booker saying if Sheamus uses the kick, he will be stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship.
No Smackdown opening video this week, as we go straight into the area in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and join Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga, and Ricardo Rodriguez in the ring. Del Rio says he thanks Booker T for banning the Brogue Kick. He hands the mic to Rodriguez, and he thanks everyone for their concern and breaks down crying. Otunga takes the microphone and begins talking about AJ Lee and her poor decision making. Otunga says he and Rodriguez will recover. Del Rio says Otunga and Rodriguez aren’t the only ones suffering from the Brogue Kick and he plays a video of Sheamus delivering a Brogue Kick to Christian. We see Christian on the TitanTron and Otunga says the last time Christian competed at 100% was before Sheamus kicked him. Christian cut him off and tells Del Rio he doesn’t like him and hopes Sheamus beats him. Christian says that he hasn’t been the same since Sheamus gave him a Brogue Kick. Christian says the Brogue Kick should stay banned and the crowd boos while Otunga says there are no other questions. Daniel Bryan’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Bryan says he agreed with Del Rio. He says if he has a goat face, it’s because Sheamus has kicked him in the face so many times. Bryan says he thanks Booker for giving him a WrestleMania rematch against Sheamus tonight. Bryan starts screaming at the crowd and Sheamus makes his way out to the stage. He calls Bryan “Goatface” and says Bryan didn’t lose because of the Brogue Kick. Sheamus says after he beats Bryan tonight and Del Rio tonight, that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Otunga gets in his face and Sheamus rips his neckbrace off.
We see Sin Cara walking backstage, and he will go one-on-one with the WWE Intercontinental Champion, The Miz, after the commercial break.
Match #1: Sin Cara vs. The Miz
The Miz stomps and punches away on Sin Cara and suplexes him down for a one count. The Miz sends him off the ropes, but Sin Cara comes back and takes him down with a head-scissors as we go to a commercial.
We’re back and The Miz gets a two count in Sin Cara. Miz gets him in a headlock, but Sin Cara fights out and delivers some elbows to The Miz before Miz takes control back. Miz backs him into the corner and hits his flying clothesline. Miz applies another headlock, but Sin Cara fights out and gets a two count on a roll up. Miz catches Sin Cara and drops him to the mat for a one count. Miz backs him into the corner and charges, but Sin Cara moves out of the way and Miz crashes to the mat. Sin Cara delivers some kicks and comes off the ropes with a hurricanrana. Sin Cara connects with a kick to the face and counters the Skull Crushing Finale with some elbows. Sin Cara rolls up The Miz for the pin fall.
Winner: Sin Cara
We see that Randy Orton will go one-on-one with Tensai later tonight and are reminded that Daniel Bryan and Sheamus will have a WrestleMania rematch in the main event.
We’re back and we see The Miz backstage. Matt Striker walks up and asks him if his opponent not being determined is bothering him. He says he can beat anybody. Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio, and Sin Cara walk up and all say they want a shot. Teddy Long walks in and says The Miz will defend the title in a Fatal-Four Way against all three at Night of Champions.
We take a look back at the recent Raw events featuring Daniel Bryan and Kane in therapy, leading up to them becoming the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship. We go backstage and Kane is sitting on the couch with Dr. Shelby. Bryan says he is doing the activity wrong. They both say they want to be the next Tag Team Champion and we find out that Kane will go one-on-one with Kofi Kingston next.
Match #2: Kane vs. Kofi Kingston
Kingston starts off with some kicks to Kane’s legs and Kingston dropkicks Kane into the corner. Kane comes back and levels Kingston and delivers some right hands to the midsection in the corner. Kane takes Kingston down and connects with a dropkick for a two count. Kane tosses Kingston into the corner and delivers a big clothesline. Kane does the same in the opposite corner and goes for a side slam, but Kingston counters with a DDT. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Kane catches him and sets up for a chokeslam. Kingston gets out and kicks Kane in the head and comes off the top rope, but Kane catches him and delivers a chokeslam for the pin fall.
After the match, Dr. Shelby comes out on stage and looks disappointed with Kane. Kane gets back into the ring and grabs Kingston around his neck and picks him up. Kane looks at Dr. Shelby and pulls Kingston in for a hug and Dr. Shelby claps.
We go backstage and Matt Striker is interviewing Randy Orton. He asks Orton why he asked for a match against Tensai tonight. He says maybe he wanted a 360-pound tune up for Dolph Ziggler this Sunday. Orton goes over a scenario where Del Rio could beat Sheamus, Ziggler cashes in Money in the Bank and wins the title, and he goes on to beat Ziggler and walk out the World Heavyweight Championship. Orton vs. Tensai is next.
Match #3: Randy Orton vs. Tensai (w/Sakamoto)
Tensai backs Orton into the corner and pounds away on him. Orton comes back with an elbow and goes for a dropkick, but Tensai moves and Orton goes down. Orton keeps control and drops knees on Tensai’s head. Tensai gets free and slams Orton into the corner. Tensai connects with a kick and some forearm shivers in the corner. Orton comes back with a big uppercut, but Tensai tosses Orton to the corner and delivers a headbutt. Tensai leaves Orton slouched in the corner and goes for a right hand, but Orton reverses and hits a few clotheslines in the corner before Tensai takes him down with a hard shoulder block. Orton goes to the outside and Tensai stalks him. Tensai tosses Orton back into the ring and gets caught by Orton, who delivers some uppercuts and a dropkick that sends Tensai to the floor as we go to a commercial.
We’re back and Tensai splashes Orton from the second rope for a two count. Tensai keeps control and keeps Orton down on the mat , but Orton fights back and delivers a big uppercut and power slams Tensai to the mat. Orton gets Tensai in the ropes and delivers his vintage DDT for a two count. Orton circles Tensai and stomps away on him and then knocks Sakamoto off the apron. Orton sets up for the RKO, but Tensai reverses and slams Orton to the mat. Tensai goes for a splash, but Orton moves and connects with an RKO for the pin fall.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Vickie Guerrero comes out and says under her advisement, Dolph Ziggler took the night off. Vickie tells Orton than Ziggler will defeat him and that he will never be a World Champion again. Orton says she is wrong and him talking to her with his back turned could only mean one thing. Orton spins around just as Ziggler gets into the ring, but Ziggler slithers out as Orton stares at them.
We are reminded again of the WrestleMania rematch between Daniel Bryan and Sheamus for later tonight.
We’re back and the WWE United States Champion, Antonio Cesaro, is in the ring with Aksana. Cesaro says he takes it as a personal insult that the challenger for his title won’t be determined until the pay-per-view. He says he is outraged in five different languages and screams some stuff before Tyson Kidd makes his way out. Kidd says Cesaro will be a former United States Championship after Sunday, and Cesaro uppercuts him. Cesaro goes to leave, but Brodus Clay comes out and gets into the ring. Cesaro tries to turn around away from Clay, but Kidd kicks him in the head and Clay splashes him in the middle of the ring. Clay and Kidd dance to end the segment as we go to a commercial.
We’re back and Wade Barrett makes his way to the stage. He says he is giving one lucky guy the chance to beat him nxt week and then leaves.
Match #4: Beth Phoenix vs. Kaitlyn
They tie up and Phoenix gets Kaitlyn in a headlock. They exchange kicks and Phoenix shoves Kaitlyn away. Kaitlyn drives her shoulder into Phoenix’s midsection. Phoenix picks Kaitlyn up, but Kaitlyn reverses and takes Phoenix down with a shoulder tackle. Phoenix comes back and takes Kaitlyn down and rubs her face into the mat and gets a two count. Phoenix applies a submission, but Kaitlyn fights out before Phoenix backs her into the corner. Phoenix pulls Kaitlyn off of the top rope and goes for the Glam Slam, but Kaitlyn reverses into a reverse DDT for the pin fall.
We take a look back at the Raw Rebound, which focuses on the promo with Bret Hart, CM Punk, and John Cena.
Michael Cole and Josh Mathews goes over the card for Night of Champions.
We see Booker T and Eve Torres in Booker’s office. She says she agrees with his decision to ban the Brogue Kick. Teddy Long walks in and says he agrees as well. They try to fist bump and handshake, but it gets awkward and Eve tells Booker they need to work on some things for Sunday.
Match #5: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
They tie up and Bryan sends Sheamus off the ropes, but Sheamus comes back with a big shoulder block. We see Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga, and Ricardo Rodriguez watching the match from backstage. They tie up again and Bryan sends Sheamus off again and Sheamus takes him down with another shoulder block. Sheamus catches Bryan with the Plunge for a two count. Sheamus pounds away on Bryan before Bryan comes back for a bit. Sheamus takes Bryan to the outside and goes out after him. Bryan catches Sheamus and drops him on the apron. Bryan hits his running dropkick and tosses Sheamus back into the ring. Bryan connects with a dropkick in the corner, but only gets a one count. Bryan pulls Sheamus’ arm over his own and begins to kick Sheamus in the chest. Bryan continues to work on Sheamus’ arm and applies a submission. Sheamus powers out with some elbows and charges at Bryan, but Bryan takes him down with a high knee lift. Bryan charges at Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus moves and goes to the top. Sheamus hits his diving shoulder block and both men are down. Both men get to their feet and Sheamus takes Bryan down with some clubbing blows. Sheamus connects with the Irish Curse back breaker for a two count. Sheamus goes for the Texas Cloverleaf, but Bryan fights out and goes to the apron. Sheamus catches Bryan and connects with his ten vintage blows to the chest. Sheamus goes for a clothesline, but Bryan reverses into a roll up for a two count. Bryan takes Sheamus down with a drop-toe hold and kicks him in the head for a two count. Bryan continues to kick Sheamus, but Sheamus catches his leg and he tosses Bryan into the corner. Bryan comes back and jumps off the middle rope, but Sheamus catches him. Bryan reverses into a submission hold as Sheamus backs him into the corner. Sheamus counters, but Bryan rolls him up for a two count. Bryan goes for the No Lock, but Sheamus fights out and connects with another Irish Curse back breaker. Sheamus locks in the Texas Cloverleaf and Bryan taps out.
1. Sin Cara def. The Miz
2. Kane def. Kofi Kingston
3. Randy Orton def. Tensai
4. Kaitlyn def. Beth Phoenix
5. Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan