1/24/14 WWE Smackdown Recap
By Brian Leeman
Real Americans vs Big Show & Rey Mysterio
Big Show starts off and Cesaro and Swagger get beaten around a little. Rey comes in and almost hits a 619 on Swagger but the Real Americans take over, grounding Rey. Big swing from Cesaro. Mysterio makes the hot tag to Big Show. Show dominates Cesaro and Swagger. 619 to Cesaro followed by the KO punch. Rey hits a splash from Show’s shoulders.
Winners: Big Show & Rey Mysterio
Paul Heyman cuts a promo on Big Show about Brock Lesnar.
The Miz vs Brodus Clay
Before the match Bad News Barrett comes out. In hilarious fashion he insults Miz and Brodus during the match. Brodus with an elbow to Miz. T-Bone suplex from Brodus. Miz with a DDT.
Winner: The Miz
Miz tries to chase Barrett after the match.
AJ Lee vs Cameron
AJ dominates this one and after a little offense from Cameron, gets the win with a shining wizard.
Winner: AJ Lee
After the match AJ & Tamina attack but Naomi fights them off.
Ryback & Curtis Axel vs Los Matadores
Ryback/Axel dominate most of this one. Tag to one of the Matadores and he hits a DDT on Axel. Ryback gets dropkicked out of the ring. Diego goes to jump onto him but Axel rolls him up for the win. Matadores clean house after and El Torito jumps off the ropes onto Ryback.
Winners: Axel & Ryback
CM Punk cuts a promo on the Royal Rumble and how he’s going to win it from the #1 entry. Kane interrupts but Punk remains extremely confident to win the Rumble.
Rowan & Harper vs Prime Time Players
Very short match, Harper gets the pinfall off a spinning lariat on Young.
Winners: Rowan & Harper
Bray hits the Sister Abigail on Young. Daniel Bryan comes out and explains to Bray that he fears nothing.
Kofi Kingston vs Fandango
Kofi sends Fandango out of the ring early. Fandango takes control on the outside. Elbows to the head from Fandango. Kofi ducks under Fandango who was jumping off the ropes. Kofi runs off the ropes behind Fandango and hits the Trouble In Paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
Big E Langston, Cody Rhodes, Goldust & The Usos vs The Shield & The New Age Outlaws
Big E’s team dominate Ambrose in the opening minutes. Ambrose and The Shield’s team take control of Cody and make quick tags. Cody knocks Rollins out of the ring after a long beatdown away from his teammates. Moonsault to Reigns from Cody. Goldust gets the hot tag. Spinebuster from Goldust to Road Dogg. Moonsault from Goldust to Gunn. Rollins with a flying knee to Goldust as he was setting up for the Curtain Call. All hell breaks loose with both teams brawling. The Usos take out Reigns with the superkick and splash combo. One of the Usos flies out of the ring onto Rollins/Ambrose. Billy Gunn with a fame-asser to the other Uso. Disaster Kick from Cody to Gunn. Pumphandle drop from Road Dogg to Cody. Rollup from Goldust to Road Dogg but Shield interferes and the brawl continues.
Winners via DQ: Team Big E
The roster starts clearing towards the ring, all brawling to hype the Rumble. Punk comes out last and brawls with The Shield as the show ends.