9/21 WWE Smackdown Recap
Sep 21, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
by Brian Leeman
We kick off the show with EDGE! Edge makes his way out to the ring to a huge pop. Edge says it’s been 18 months since he was forced to leave. Edge says he watches WWE as a fan now. Edge says he’s never seen anything as ridiculous as Kane & Daniel Bryan’s partnership. Daniel Bryan cuts off Edge after Edge calls him goat boy.
Bryan says that they did not become the tag champions, I AM THE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS! Edge tells Bryan to calm down. Bryan says he’s in control of himself and that he’s an anchor, a rock and is one with his emotions. Bryan says “excuse me” and brings up Edge’s ex wife, Vickie Guerrero. Bryan says that Edge’s theme music explains him and that no one really knows Edge. Bryan tells Edge to go back to acting and to go back to retirement. Bryan and Edge start a Yes! No! battle before Kane interrupts.
Kane and Bryan keep yelling at each other that they’re the tag team champion. Kane tells Edge that he seems angry and that Dr Shelby can help him. Edge says that Kane is the big red machine and he should be more aggressive and brings up their past. Kane says he needs to rectify their past situations. Edge takes off his jacket and they go head to head. Kane opens up his arms and hugs Edge. Bryan starts chanting No! Damien Sandow comes out and insults the three of them for hugging it out. Edge tells Sandow to shut up. Edge says that he should come in there and challenge one of them. The crowd chants that Kane should face him and when we return, it’s Kane vs Sandow.
Kane vs Damien Sandow
Kane gets the better of Sandow and beats him up a bit. Big boot from Kane. Sandow goes to escape and looks at Bryan but Kane throws him back into the ring. Sandow tries to escape again but Sandow takes a cheap shot and takes advantage. Back body drop from Kane. Kane dominates Sandow until Bryan gets on the apron, yelling he’s the tag team champion. Sandow catches Kane off the distraction with a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Backstage Kane is looking for Bryan when Dr Shelby approaches him. Kane says he’ll rip the beard off his goat face. Bryan appears out of a crate and Kane/Bryan start screaming at each other. This is some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever seen. Kane promises not to rip Daniel’s beard off if he gives Kane has title back. Bryan gives it back.
Del Rio comes up to Booker T, angry about Booker’s decision on the Brogue Kick. Booker says it’s legal. Booker says that maybe it was unfair what he did, but he’s not giving him another title shot.
Layla vs Natalya
Eve on commentary and Layla gets distracted and eats a clothesline. Stomps from Natalya. Natalya locks in the octopus stretch on Layla. Layla with a rollup but Natalya reverses and sets up for the Sharpshooter only to break out. Layla with a neckbreaker for the win.
We return with Ricardo announcing Del Rio into the ring.
Alberto Del Rio & Dolph Ziggler vs Randy Orton & Sheamus
Sheamus and Del Rio start off and Sheamus with a cheap shot. Sheamus tags in Orton and Randy hits a dropkick. Orton tags back in Sheamus. Running enziguri from Del Rio. Sheamus hits the flipping senton to Del Rio as Vickie and Ricardo get on the apron and Ziggler attacks. Ziggler gets tagged in and hits and elbow drop, followed by a rear naked choke. Sheamus starts fighting it off and tries to tag in Orton. After Del Rio locks in the same move, Sheamus gets out and tags in Orton. Orton starts to clean house. Snap DDT from Orton. Backstabber from Del Rio for a two count. Ziggler starts choking Orton on the ropes after being tagged in. Ziggler with a running clothesline for a near fall. Del Rio and Ziggler work over Orton until Orton gets the tag in to Sheamus. Orton with an RKO to Del Rio and then a Brogue Kick to Ziggler for the victory.
Winners: Randy Orton & Sheamus
Cody Rhodes vs Daniel Bryan
Rhodes uses some big stomps to Bryan and hits a big front suplex. Bryan comes back and starts hitting kicks in the corner and does the flip out of the corner into a diving clothesline. Bryan hits the dropkick in the corner and locks in the No! Lock but Kane’s pyro hits. Rhodes hits the CrossRhodes while Bryan is distracted and gets the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Bryan and Kane are backstage arguing. Sandow and Rhodes come by and say that they’re a joke of a team. Bryan and Kane suggest a tag match and Cody & Sandow leave.
Raw recap of the CM Punk/John Cena storyline. We get good word on Lawler’s condition as well.
Brodus Clay vs Heath Slater
Brodus dominates the match until Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal interfere very quickly.
Winner by DQ: Brodus Clay
The three of them beat down Brodus McIntyre hits the Future Shock. Jinder locks in the camel clutch. Seems like we might have a new stable here.
Antonio Cesaro vs Santino Marella
Another very short match before the Cobra gets distracted by Aksana. Aksana ends up falling in the ring and the ref checks on her. Cesaro had the pin but Santino gets the roll up when Cesaro looks at the ref and yells at Aksana.
Winner: Santino Marella
Cesaro breaks up with Aksana in five different languages and walks off.
Daniel Bryan & Kane vs Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes – Lumberjack match
Kane starts off with Cody, who immediately tags in Sandow. Kane goes to work on Sandow in the corner. Kane with a sit down dropkick. Daniel Bryan and Rhodes come in and Bryan refuses to tag in Kane. Sandow attacks Kane on the outside. Sandow stomps away at Bryan in the corner and tags in Rhodes. Rhodes with a crossbody to Bryan but Bryan makes the tag to Kane as Sandow comes in. Kane with a DDT. Rhodes comes in with a chair but Bryan takes it. Big boot to Rhodes from Kane. Bryan goes to swing the chair at Rhodes but Bryan looks at Kane, smiles and hands it to him. Kane then hits Rhodes with the chair.
Winner: Rhodes & Sandow via DQ
Bryan and Kane go to town on Sandow with chairs as he lies on the ground. Kane then brawls with the teams outside the ring and tosses them in as Bryan hits them with the chairs. Kane and Bryan destroy The Usos, Prime Time Players and Gabriel/Kidd with chairs. Kane hands Bryan one of the belts as the show ends and they celebrate.