11/15 WWE Smackdown Recap
WWE Smackdown Results
November 15, 2013
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The show kicks off with a video highlighting the main event of Monday Night RAW. CM Punk and Daniel Bryan were fighting The Shield when The Wyatt Family came in. The Wyatts and The Shield went out it for a bit before they turned their attentions to Punk and Bryan. The Usos along with Cody Rhodes and Goldust ran down to make the save.
Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show, and they announce that CM Punk will team up with Daniel Bryan to take on Curtis Axel and Ryback. We’ll also see Alberto Del Rio challenge John Cena to an Arm Wrestling Challenge. Still photos are shown of Del Rio attacking Cena’s arm on RAW with a steel chair. They wonder if Cena will accept.
Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring illuminated only by a lantern. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper follow behind him. Wyatt takes a seat in his ringside rocking chair and blows out the lantern. At Survivor Series, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will take on Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan w/ Bray Wyatt vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, has made the trip overseas and is ready to officiate this contest. Erick Rowan will start the match against Jey Uso. Jey immediately goes on the attack at the sound of the bell with some punches and a shoulder thrust in the corner. Rowan soon pushes him into the ropes, but Jey comes right back with a forearm to the face. Jey uppercuts him, but Rowan floors him with a knee to the midsection before driving him headfirst into the turnbuckle pad. Luke Harper is tagged in, and he uppercuts Jey to the corner. Harper whips him to the opposite corner, but he soon runs into a boot. Jey powers him to the corner, and Jimmy Uso tags in. Jimmy hits a forearm splash in the corner, but Harper comes back with some stiff strikes. Harper head-butts him to the ropes, but Jimmy comes right back. Harper sends him to the ropes, and Jey blind tags in. Jimmy kicks Harper in the face. Harper goes for a clothesline, but Jimmy ducks, and Jey hits him with a punch. Jimmy then takes him down with a superkick. Jey hits the ropes, and Harper swats him down with a right hand.
Rowan tags in, and he drops some knees on Jey. Rowan body slams him down for a two count. Rowan quickly applies a neck vice from there. Jey yells in pain and tries to tug at the beard, but it has no effect. Jey fights up, but Rowan soon clubs him down. Rowan goes for a back suplex, but Jey flips through and tags in Jimmy. Jimmy hits some running forearms to the face before hitting a thrust kick to the midsection. Jimmy hits the ropes and leaps at Rowan, but Rowan catches him and hits what looks to be a sort of muscle buster, only its really wild and out of control looking. Jimmy seems to have been folded up pretty good there. Rowan picks up a two count for that. Rowan sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head, and Jimmy attempts a sunset flip. Rowan tries to counter that with a cannonball, but Jimmy moves. Jimmy then hits him with a low dropkick to the face before giving Harper a forearm to the face. Jimmy punches Rowan in the corner before having a whip to the opposite side reversed on him. Rowan charges into a boot from Jimmy. Jimmy then runs at him, but Rowan hip tosses him into the turnbuckle. Jimmy seems to have landed on his head there.
We come back from the break to see Jimmy fighting up from a chin lock applied by Harper. Jimmy tries to punch out, but Harper quickly takes him down and does the gator roll. Harper then transitions to a chin lock. Jimmy fights up again and tries to punch out, but Harper pushes him into the ropes and avalanches him down. Harper boots him in the face before hitting a guillotine catapult into the ropes. Harper smiles at Jey Uso, and he tags in Rowan. Rowan stomps him before hitting an unconventional backbreaker. Rowan picks him up by the hair before pushing him into the ropes. Jimmy hangs on, so Rowan charges him. Jimmy gets a boot up, but it’s blocked. Rowan spins him, and Jimmy connects with an enzuigiri that takes him down.
Jey Uso and Luke Harper are tagged in. Jey ducks a clothesline and knocks Rowan off the apron. Jey hits Harper with a pair of clotheslines before kicking him in the midsection and giving him an uppercut. Jey forearms him in the corner, but he has a whip reversed to the opposite corner. Jey jumps to the apron and punches Harper. Jey goes to the top rope and floors him with an axe handle. Jey then ducks a clothesline and catches him with a Samoan Drop. Jey begins to charge for a running butt bump in the corner, but Harper explodes with a big boot. Harper covers, and Jimmy has to save his brother by breaking up the pinfall. Rowan runs in, and he pushes Jimmy into the ropes. Jimmy hangs on, and he pulls the top rope down as Rowan charges, sending him to the outside. Harper then tosses Jimmy from the ring. Harper turns into a superkick from Jey, which gives him a near fall. Jimmy gets in the ring, and he takes Rowan out with a running plancha. Jey goes for a running plancha on Harper, but Harper elbows him in the face from the apron. Harper then takes Jey’s head off with a discus clothesline for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Match Rating: * 1/4
Bray Wyatt gets in the ring to further attack the Usos. Rowan and Harper hold Jey up, and Jimmy attacks Wyatt to make a save. Rowan and Harper soon double-team Jimmy down. Wyatt orders them to stand Jimmy up, and he punches away at Jimmy wildly before saying no one touches him. Wyatt then hits him with Sister Abigail. Wyatt grabs a microphone, and he says at Survivor Series, they will teach the world how to leave a scar. They will turn heroes into victims. They will leave their blood pulsating in their veins so they will never forget the taste of tragedy. Wyatt advises that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan run.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will team up to face Curtis Axel and Ryback later tonight.
Footage is shown from this past Monday’s RAW when Paul Heyman appeared in the ring. Heyman blamed Ryback for everything that happened to him. CM Punk then came out to the ring, took out Curtis Axel, and viciously beat Heyman up with a kendo stick.
Curtis Axel is backstage with Ryback, who is pacing back and forth. Ryback says if Axel is still a “Paul Heyman guy” then he has no intention of teaming with him tonight. After Heyman said Ryback bit off more than he could chew with CM Punk and calling him ugly and a dummy, if Axel is still sucking up to that repulsive tub of blubber, not only is he not teaming with him, he has a problem with Axel. Axel says Ryback sucked up to Paul Heyman in front of the whole world. Heyman even kissed Ryback on the cheek. Ryback says that was then. Axel says he is no longer a “Paul Heyman Guy.” Axel doesn’t need him, and neither does Ryback. Axel says they need each other, so tonight they should go release their frustrations on CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Ryback says nothing, and he walks off.
R-Truth is backstage with the Prime Time Players, and he does a quick rap for them. Titus O’Neil and Darren Young try to rap for R-Truth, but he seems more confused than anything. R-Truth says they need to concern themselves with the Union Jacks. They then do the “Millions of Dollars” dance.
Natalya makes her way to the ring. She’ll be in action, next.
Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka w/ AJ Lee
The bell rings, and Natalya quickly drives Tamina into the corner and hits a shoulder thrust. Tamina pushes her off, but Natalya kicks her and slams her down by the hair. Natalya bounces her head off the mat a few times before having a whip to the corner reversed on her. Tamina runs into a back elbow. Natalya then runs into a Samoan Drop. Tamina goes for a splash, but Natalya moves. Natalya pulls herself up in the corner and sidesteps a charging Tamina. Natalya then takes her down with the discus clothesline. AJ Lee gets on the apron to cause a distraction, but it backfires as Tamina accidentally hits her. Natalya rolls her up, but he turns it into the Sharpshooter. Tamina has no choice but to submit.
Winner by Submission: Natalya
Match Rating: 1/4 *
They show a replay of Big Show viciously assaulting Randy Orton at the start of Monday Night RAW. Big Show hit a massive chokeslam on Orton through the commentary table. The commentators say Randy Orton will still compete at Survivor Series.
Vickie Guerrero is backstage watching the monitor when Brad Maddox walks into her office. Maddox says that Vickie is in so much trouble when Triple H and Ms. McMahon get back from vacation. Maddox says Vickie’s big suggestion on RAW was to put Randy Orton, the face of the company and WWE Champion, in a handicap match. Vickie says Maddox is right about one thing – she made a suggestion, but Maddox is the General Manager of Monday Night RAW, and Kane is the Director of Operations. They both could have overruled her, but they didn’t. This Monday, she isn’t the one in trouble. It’s Maddox and Kane, and she cannot wait to watch the two of them squirm. Vickie then cackles.
“The Union Jacks” (3MB) vs. The Prime Time Players and R-Truth
Titus O’Neil will start the match against Jinder Mahal. O’Neil blocks a kick and pushes him down. O’Neil sends him to the corner, so Mahal attempts to slingshot over him, but he’s caught on the shoulder. O’Neil then casually tosses him aside before taunting the rest of the Union Jacks. Drew McIntyre is tagged in, and he runs into a back elbow. O’Neil takes down Mahal, and McIntyre dropkicks O’Neil down. McIntyre kips up before stomping the face a few times. McIntyre chops the chest in the corner before kicking him down. Heath Slater is tagged in, and all three members get in. Slater punches O’Neil in the midsection, McIntyre knees him in the face, and Mahal finishes it off with a jumping knee to the face for a near fall. Slater tags back in, and he clubs O’Neil. O’Neil pushes back, but Slater comes back with a snapmare. Slater applies a chin lock before elbowing him in the chest a few times for a near fall. Slater goes back to the chin lock, and O’Neil fights up. Slater clubs him down before taunting the crowd. Slater then hits the ropes, and O’Neil shoulder blocks him down.
R-Truth is tagged in, and he hits Slater with a pair of clotheslines followed by some right hands. R-Truth shimmies a bit before hitting a jumping calf kick to the face. R-Truth hits a sit-out front suplex, but McIntyre breaks up the pinfall. O’Neil runs in, and he takes Mahal out with a sit-out spinebuster. Darren Young comes in, and he takes McIntyre down with a Gut Check. R-Truth then catches Slater with What’s Up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Prime Time Players and R-Truth
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Alberto Del Rio is seen walking backstage. Del Rio will be out to challenge John Cena to an Arm Wrestling Contest, next.
Alberto Del Rio challenges John Cena to an Arm Wrestling Challenge
Michael Cole is in the ring alongside a folding table with orange paper and some pads on it. Cole leads us into a recap of what happened on Monday Night RAW with John Cena and Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio wrapped Cena’s arm in a folding chair and applied the Cross Arm Breaker. Cole first introduces the man who will challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series, Alberto Del Rio. Mexico’s greatest export comes out to the ring waving the Mexican flag around. Del Rio gets on the microphone, and he says he is proud to be the greatest athlete in Mexican history. He’s proud of his history, just like he’s proud of what he did to Cena on RAW. Cena had that coming when he stole his title from him. Unlike Cena, he doesn’t steal things. He earns them. It’s ok because at Survivor Series, he will get his title back. That day, he will be the challenger, but at the end of their match, he will be the champion one more time. Del Rio then asks if John Cena is going to accept his challenge to an arm wrestling match. Del Rio wants his answer right now.
John Cena makes his way to the ring to a great reception. His left arm is heavily wrapped up, and he isn’t moving it around much at all. Cena says he loves coming to Manchester because there are so many John Cena fans. They boo, and Cena says his fans are stuck in traffic. They have a great crowd, though. Superman is there, and he shows the guy who was dressed as Superman last night. Cena says Superman let himself go. The Man of Steel looks like a toothpick. Then we have Del Rio, who calls him a thief while he is the greatest athlete in Mexican history. Cena says Del Rio got him, but those were the actions of a desperate man. Del Rio realizes his time is running out. Del Rio used to be the World Champ, but now the Champ is here. When he beats Del Rio at Survivor Series, the only thing he’ll be left with is his hands on his flagpole. Cena asks if they want a little more action. Cena says they have the audience, they have the announcer, they have the referee, and they have the table. Cena asks the guy who is dressed as Superman in the crowd if they should have an arm wrestling match. Superman approves. Cena says Del Rio tried to break his arm on Monday. His left arm is bad and the right one is good. Now Cena is going to break Del Rio’s arm.
They take some time to set up before the referee tells them to go. Cena immediately pins Del Rio’s arm down in half a second. Del Rio cannot believe it, and he says he wasn’t ready. Del Rio wants to go again, so Cena obliges him. A “Let’s Go Cena; Cena Sucks” chant breaks out. They go to lock hands, but Cena stands up and does the “You Can’t See Me” gesture. They finally sit down, and the referee tells them to go. Cena pins the arm down, but Del Rio punches him in the side of the head. Del Rio kicks him in the arm before kicking him directly in the forehead. Del Rio takes a folding chair and folds it over Cena’s good arm. Cena punches out and swings the chair at Del Rio, but he misses. Del Rio shoulders him in the corner before Cena pushes him off. Cena then charges into a spinebuster through the table! Del Rio yells at the crowd before taking off his shirt and putting it on top of Cena. Del Rio does the “You Can’t See Me” taunt before walking off.
Later tonight, we’ll see CM Punk and Daniel Bryan take on Curtis Axel and Ryback in the main event. The Bella Twins are seen walking backstage. They’ll be in action, next.
The Funkadactyls vs. The Bella Twins
Cameron will start the match against Nikki Bella. They lock up, and Nikki applies a waistlock. Cameron elbows out and takes her down. Nikki quickly fights up and punches out. Nikki sends her into the ropes, so Cameron tries for a sunset flip. Nikki counters that into an Alabama Slam for a one count. Nikki puts her in a hammerlock and slams her down for a two count. Nikki applies a chin lock and sends her into the corner. Nikki runs into Cameron’s boots. Cameron goes to the second rope and hits a cross-body block for a two count. Cameron is tagged in, and they double dropkick Nikki before hitting dual leg drops for a two count. Nikki quickly takes Naomi down before tagging in Brie Bella. Brie hits a clothesline and a pair of dropkicks before going to the second rope for a missile dropkick. Brie picks up a near fall. Naomi flips through a back suplex and hits a wheelbarrow stunner for a one count. Cameron ran in to help, but Nikki took her out. Naomi pushes Brie off and hits the Rear View for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Funkadactyls
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Renee Young is backstage with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Young mentions that they will face The Wyatt Family at Survivor Series before saying they’ve both had their own experiences with a Wyatt Family beat down. Young asks if the obstacle of the Wyatt Family has brought them together, and they answer, “Yes.” Young then asks if it is fair to say the WWE has never seen a team like the Wyatt Family, and they answer, “Yes” again. Bryan says there is nobody in the world that they Wyatts can’t beat up three-on-one. When you team up “The Beard” with “The Best” it’s a whole different ballgame. Punk says he likes their team name. Bray Wyatt doesn’t like it. For all of his idiosyncrasies, he’s put together a frightening family. Nobody knows anything about Harper or Rowan except that they’re dangerous swamp monsters. They’re not looking past anybody, but they are looking to go through them at Survivor Series. When they do that, they’ll get their hands on Bray Wyatt. The easiest way to kill a snake is to cut off its head. Now they’re going to take care of Paul Heyman’s goons.
Hunico and Camacho vs. The Great Khali
Camacho will start the match for his team. Camacho charges Khali, and Khali clubs him down before putting him in the corner. Khali chops the chest before Camacho comes back by kicking him in the knee. Camacho punches him in the corner before tagging in Hunico. Hunico whips Camacho into Khali, but Khali back elbows him. Khali boots Hunico down before clotheslining Camacho. Khali then clotheslines Hunico before hitting Camacho with a Brain Chop. Hunico jumps off the second rope into a Punjabi Plunge for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Great Khali
Match Rating: 1/4 *
We’ll take a look at the destruction caused by the Big Show on Monday Night RAW, next.
The RAW Rebound shows the opening of Monday Night RAW when Vickie Guerrero suggested Randy Orton fight Cody Rhodes and Goldust in a handicap match. Big Show then came down and destroyed Orton at ringside before giving him a vicious chokeslam through the commentary table from the top of the steel steps.
CM Punk makes his way to the ring for the main event. A replay is shown of CM Punk viciously assaulting Paul Heyman with a kendo stick on Monday Night RAW. Daniel Bryan makes his entrance next to a tremendous reception. They’ll face Curtis Axel and Ryback, next.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. Curtis Axel and Ryback
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all the times, is back to officiate the main event. CM Punk will start the match against Curtis Axel. They lock up, and Axel applies a side headlock. Punk whips him off, but Axel takes him down with a shoulder block. They hit the ropes, and Punk takes him down with a hip toss. Punk brings Axel to his corner, and Daniel Bryan is tagged in. Bryan catches Axel with an axe handle to the left arm from the top rope. Bryan turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection for a one count. Bryan wrenches the arm, but Axel soon pulls him to the corner to tag in Ryback. Ryback puts him in the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts before whipping him hard to the opposite corner. Ryback charges at him, but Bryan gives him a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Bryan then kicks him in the face before tagging in Punk. They send him to the ropes for a double-team dropkick. Punk wrenches the arm before Ryback whips him off. Punk ducks a pair of clotheslines and goes for a running cross-body, but Ryback counters into a body slam. Axel is tagged in, and he drops some forearms on Punk for a two count. Axel quickly applies a chin lock. Punk fights up to his feet and hits a back suplex. Punk quickly follows up with a high running knee in the corner followed by a short-arm clothesline. Punk goes to the top rope for his trademark elbow drop, but Ryback pulls Axel out of the ring to save him. Punk and Bryan then take them out with stereo suicide dives.
We come back from the break to see Axel whip Punk to the opposite corner. Axel then charges into a boot. Punk tries to go to the top rope, but Axel crotches him up there. Ryback is tagged in, and he executes a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Ryback hits a big splash followed by a leg drop for another two count. Ryback takes him down with a straight right hand before tagging Axel back in. Axel punches Punk and hits a snapmare. Axel then connects with a rolling neck snapper for a two count. Axel picks him up, and Punk surprises him with an inside cradle for a two count. Axel immediately takes him down with a clothesline for a near fall. Axel quickly applies a modified arm bar. Punk soon fights up, but Axel knees him in the midsection and knocks Bryan off the apron. Axel dropkicks Punk down and picks up a two count. Axel applies a chin lock, but Punk soon fights up. Axel quickly stops the momentum and tags in Ryback. Ryback holds Punk up for Axel to punch. Axel backs up and charges, but Punk moves, and Axel punches Ryback off the apron. Punk then takes Axel down with a swinging neckbreaker.
Bryan is tagged in, and he ducks a clothesline from Ryback. Bryan kicks him a few times before ducking another clothesline. Bryan connects with a bunch of kicks before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Bryan backflips over Ryback, ducks a clothesline, and takes him down with a flying elbow to the chest. Bryan gets the crowd fired up before connecting with a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan dropkicks Axel off the apron before ducking a clothesline from Ryback and taking him down by the leg. Bryan begins to kick Ryback in the chest before connecting with a roundhouse to the skull. Axel tries to break up the pinfall, but Bryan moves. Axel hits Ryback again. Punk then clotheslines Axel out of the ring. Bryan goes to the top rope and jumps, but Ryback catches him. Bryan quickly counters into a rollup attempt, but Ryback kicks out. Bryan then applies the Yes! Lock.
The Wyatt Family quickly appears on the screen, and the lights in the arena go out.
Match Rating: **
When they come back on, Punk and Bryan are nowhere to be seen. Wyatt, Harper, and Rowan look all around for them. Axel tries to revive Ryback to get him out of the ring, but Ryback pushes him into Harper. Ryback may not have known what was going on. Axel says that Ryback pushed him and tries to beg them off, but it doesn’t work. Harper and Rowan unload on Axel with a vicious beat down. Harper whips Rowan into Axel before Rowan whips Axel into a big boot for Harper. Harper and Rowan then turn their attention to Ryback, and they beat him down as well before throwing him out of the ring.
Punk and Bryan then come out from under the ring, and they roundhouse kick both Harper and Rowan in the back of the head before escaping the ring to a big “YES!” chant. Harper and Rowan are not happy as Wyatt laughs and begs them to come back. Punk and Bryan celebrate at the top of the ramp to close out the show.
Quick Match Results
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan def. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Natalya def. Tamina Snuka via Submission
The Prime Time Players and R-Truth def. “The Union Jacks” (3MB)
The Funkadactyls def. The Bella Twins
The Great Khali def. Hunico and Camacho
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan NC Curtis Axel and Ryback