1/11 WWE Smackdown Recap
by Brian Leeman
We kick off the show with Luke Harper & Erick Rowan against The Usos.
The Usos vs The Wyatt Family
Rowan and Harper work over one of the Usos and keep him isolated in the corner. Hot tag to the other Usos who cleans house. Jimmy dives to the outside onto Harper. Rowan and Jey brawl. Double countout is called.
The Usos are celebrating until Bryan and Bray come down and attack them. They destroy them in the ring and put them in a pile.
Shield vs CM Punk, Billy Gunn & Road Dogg announced as the main event of the evening.
Big Show is out in the ring for MizTV. Big Show addresses Lesnar only for Paul Heyman to come out. Show calls out Lesnar for Royal Rumble and Heyman accepts on his behalf.
Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio & Los Matadores vs Curtis Axel, Ryback, Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro
Axel and one of the Matadores go at it to begin the match. Tag to Cesaro. Cesaro throws him around until he gets caught with a headscissors takedown from the ground. Tag to Sin Cara, tag to Swagger. Front dropkick from Sin Cara off the ropes. Ryback gets the tag in. Mysterio comes in and Rey/Sin Cara drop toe hold him onto the ropes. Ryback rolls out. Swagger & Rey are the legal men, 619 from Rey after a long battle between the two for the win.
Winners: Mysterio, Cara & Los Matadores
Randy Orton vs Big E Langston
A few tests of strengths between the two before Orton takes control. Big E comes back with a few spears in the corner. Big E slams Orton into the barricade on the outside. Back in the ring Orton takes control and works over Big E. A few long headlocks from Orton. Clotheslines from Big E. Orton hits the elevated snap DDT. Big E attacks Orton in the corner but Orton thumbs him in the eye and hits an RKO for the victory.
Winner: Randy Orton
An interesting promo backstage between Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt. Bryan builds up with rage.
Fandango vs Xavier Woods
Very short match with Xavier Woods getting the win after diving through the ropes into a roll up.
Winner: Xavier Woods
Summer Rae gets into the ring to yell at Woods but the Funkadactyls throw her out. Fandango attacks Woods but R-Truth makes the save.
Shield cut a promo in the ring about being the future of the WWE. Rollins talks about the Outlaws attacking them on Raw.
Shield vs Punk & The New Age Outlaws
Most of the beginning of the match is Punk’s team tagging back and forth working over Ambrose and then Rollins. Shield regroup after getting little offense as we go to commercial. Shield are working over Punk in the corner until he tags in Road Dogg. Ambrose takes over and beats down Road Dogg. Tag to Rollins. Chokehold from Rollins to RD. Hot tag to Punk. Punk with the shining wizard in the corner. Billy Gunn gets the tag and big boots Reigns. Billy Gunn with a brainbuster for two. Punk with the suicide dive onto Rollins. Gunn goes for the fame-asser to Ambrose but while in mid air gets speared by Reigns. Shield get the win!
Winners: The Shield
The show ends with The Shield celebrating as Road Dogg and Punk check on Gunn.