WWE Smackdown Results – 9/12/14 (Jericho & Reigns vs. The Authority)
Smackdown 9/12/14 Results
-8-Man Tag Team Match
Big Show, Mark Henry, Jimmy and Jey Uso vs. Goldust, Stardust, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper w/ Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt is looking on in his rocking chair as the Usos make quick tags and work over Gold and Stardust. Harper tags himself in the match and he and Stardust star at each other with a little animosity. This gives Jey the opening to tag in Mark Henry who drills Harper with some JYD headbutts. Harper comes back with a drilling big boot to Henry. Wyatt tries to get in the ring, only for Big Show to jump down from the apron to keep him at bay.
The Uso’s picks things up as Jimmy hits Harper with a cross body, clothesline and spin kick, only to get back dropped out of the ring. Jimmy hurts his knee on the way down as he tried to catch himself on the apron. Double trouble for the champs as they both have injured knees. Stardust club Jimmy in the back of the head and he trades tags with Goldust. However, they are not working on the knee.Harper drills Jimmy with a big boot after escaping a sunset flip attempt.
A Big Show chant breaks out as Rowan wears down Jimmy until he gets caught with a Samoan drop. Jimmy superkicks Goldust and tags in Big Show who just runs over Stardust with shoulder tackles and clotheslines. Show tries to double choke slam the dust brothers who block it and double suplex the big man. Henry has had enough and knocks down Goldust. Rowan and Harper knock Henry out of the ring, only to receive a plancha from Jey Uso. Stardust dropkicks Big Show into the ropes, Show clocks Stardust with a WMD punch, Jimmy tags in and hits the frog splash, hurts his knee again, but gets the 1-2-3.
Winner: Big Show, Mark Henry, Jimmy and Jey Uso
Backstage: Kane is standing between Seth Rollins and Randy Orton as brags about giving HHH an unforgettable Raw season premiere. Rollins says he knows what makes Roman Reigns ticks and will finish him off for good. Orton says the beatdown he gave that wannabe rockstar on will pale in comparison to what he and Seth do, tonight. Kane ends the segment stating “That is what’s best for business.”
-Bo Dallas vs. Justin Gabriel
Before the match begins, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter come out to ringside while Bo Dallas does his shtick with the microphone. He says tells the audience that most of them are destined to be failures but if they work hard and listen to him, they can be America’s sweetheart. Colter takes exception to this and says he is Ariana Grande if Bo is America’s sweetheart. Colter says Bo is running a scam and should be on late night infomercials selling snake oil and finishes with “WE THE PEOPLE.”
The match finally gets underway and Gabriel gets an early with chops, kicks, and roll up attempts until Bo with an eye poke and a hard Irish whip into the corner. Bo hits a short arm clothesline and applies a rear chin lock. Gabriel creates some separation and delivers a couple of low kicks, follows up with a flying forearm, and connects with a springboard cross body off the top rope. Gabriel misses a moonsault, Bo delivers a shot kick to the gut and hits the Bo-Dog for another inspirational win.
Post-match saw Bo call Swagger into the ring, Swagger obliges, Bo tries to blindside him, Swagger gets some momentum, and Bo tucks his tail and leaves as Swagger burns a hole in him with an intense stare.
Winner: Bo Dallas
-Paige vs. Summer Rae w/ Layla (Non-Title)
AJ Lee joins Philips, Cole and JBL for commentary as Summer works over Paige with some stomps in the corner. Summer applies a bodyscissors, but Paige fights out, headbuts Summer and hits a clothesline. Pagie props Summer on the middle rope and hits her with repeated knees. Paige taunts AJ, applies the Black Widow and Summer taps out.
Post-Match: Layla tries to attack Paige but AJ cuts her off and delivers the Paige Turner. Paige is not amused and AJ just smiles and skips around the ring. Paige is still not happy.
-Arm Wrestling – Mark Henry vs. Rusev w/ Lana
The table is in place and Michael Cole introduces both participants. Lane tries to get under Henry’s skin before the match by saying she is surprised he accepted the challenge and tells him to embrace the American way by forfeiting to prevent any further embarrassment for his country. Lana also mentions how Henry withdrew from the Olympic Games because he was going to fail. Henry says he is proud of his Olympic experience and never thought in a million years that he would have a second chance to represent his country. Henry states he will unleash 400 lbs. of fury on Rusev at Night of Champions and Lana dedicates Rusev’s pending victory to Vladimir Putin.
The Match: Rusev complains about a couple of the lockups and slips a couple of times until they finalize their right hand grip. It take a few seconds but Henry puts down Rusev with a smile.
Winner: Mark Henry
Lana immediately demands a rematch using a left hand grip. Henry accepts and Rusev chalks up his hand.
The Match: Henry is about to put him down again, with another smile, until Lana throws chalk in Henry’s eyes.
Rusev delivers a vicious kick to the midsection and follows up with a kick to the back of the head. Rusev yells and celebrates his accomplishment, Lana raises his hand as the Russian flag falls. Rusev is about to leave, sees a blinded Henry get back to his feet and levels him with a superkick.
Backstage: Renee Young interviews Chris Jericho and asks for his reaction from what happened on Raw. Jericho says he fought in one of the greatest cages matches in Raw history, lost it on his terms, but he can accept that. What he can’t accept is Randy Orton attacking him simply to make a statement. Jericho calls himself the Viper Vanquisher and vows that Orton will NEVER, EVER, BE THE SAME AGAIN and hisses on the way out.
A musical $9.99 commercial aired advertising the WWE Network.
-The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth #StuntDouble
Dolph introduces Truth as his stunt double, R-Ziggler, and Truth does a very good job imitating the IC champ. Truth hits Mizdow with Ziggler’s trademark elbow drop and Dolph follows up with a standing dropkick. Miz runs in the ring before being tag the referee stops him and Dolph and Truth try their own version of twin magic because, well they are twins. The referee tries to get Truth out of the ring, Dolph sarcastically objects. Miz tries to blindside them but gets met with a double hip toss, Mizdown receives one for good measure, and Hollywood gets clotheslined out of the ring.
We are back and Miz is in control of the match with a rear chinlock applied on Dolph. Dolph slips out and makes the hot tag to R- Ziggler who connects with two clotheslines, and running clothesline in the corner. R-Ziggler knocks Mizdow off the apron and that gives Miz the opening to land a big boot. Mizdown tags in and delivers a big boot of his own and tags Miz back in who connects with his neckbreaker combo for a two count. Mizdow tags back in, yells “TAKE TWO” and attempts Miz’s neckbreaker combo but gets caught in a backslide for a two count.
Miz tags back in, hits a leg drop, chokes R-Ziggler on the second rope, and taunts Dolph. Miz sucker punches Dolph, knocking him off the apron, and walks into a jumping DDT from R-Ziggler. Mizdow tags in and so does Dolph who hit a splash in the corner and followed by a neckbreaker. Dolph misses the Fame-Asser, Mizdown attempts the Sull Crushing Finale but Dolph flips him over, hits the Fame-Asser, and Miz breaks up the pin. The referee gets Miz out of the ring as R-Ziggler hits Mizdow with the Zig Zag, giving Dolph the win. This was a very fun match.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler and R-Ziggler
Backstage: Bryon Saxton interviews Nikki Bella about the Jerry Springer incident on Raw. Nikki says it has been a rough week but the whole world got a piece of what she has gone through her entire life. Nikki is focusing on winning the Divas title because it will help her forget that she ever had a sister. AJ interrupts and says Nikki weaseled her way into the match at Night of Champions because she is Stephanie McMahon’s lapdog.
Paige comes in and says this match is not about Nikki, whose name she forgets, and says she is going beat AJ once and for all so they can go back to being best friends. Paige says “I love you” to AJ, says “By Brie” and leaves. AJ hisses and leaves while Nikki’ with an inquisitive look on her face, and says “You know, I think this could be easy.”
-Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton and Seth Rollins
Reigns opens up with two shoulder tackles. Reigns clotheslines Orton out of the ring, knocks Rollins off the apron, goes outside, slams Orton’s head into the apron, and throws Orton back in the ring. Orton quickly gets back to his feet and cuts off Reigns before he can get back in the ring, knocking him into the commentators table. Reigns’ looks hurt.
Back from the break and Orton clotheslines Reigns in the corner and wears him down with a rear chinlock. Reigns powers out with a belly to back suplex and tags Jericho who catches Rollins on the way in with an ax handle off the top rope. Jericho goes for the Walls, Rollins blocks it, Jericho slingshots him into the corner and rolls him up for two.
Jericho applies the Walls and Orton breaks it up before Rollins can tap. Jericho knocks Orton out of the ring and bulldogs Rollins. Jericho pumps up the crowd, goes for the lionsault but Orton catches him between the eyes, sending him crashing to the canvas. Rollins tries to take advantage for a near fall. Orton tags in and continuously stomps on Jericho.
Orton hits the spinning power slam and Rollins tags in to deliver three vertical suplexes. Rollins take too much time to admire his handy work, charges in and gets back body dropped out of the ring. Jericho tries to make the tag but Rollins gets back in the ring and cuts him off just in time. Orton grounds Jericho with more stomps.
Jericho comes back with a dropkick off the second rope and makes the hot tag to Reigns who cleans house by clotheslining Orton and knocking Rollins of the apron. Reigns hits Rollins with a Samoan drop and hits Orton with a flying clothesline. Reigns hits Orton with the kick on the apron and clotheslines Rollins out of the ring.
Jericho tags in and hits Orton with a cross body off the top rope while Reigns and Rollins brawl in the crowd. Orton hits Jericho with a backbreaker, goes for the hanging DDT, but Jericho blocks it and rolled him up for the pin. Orton is irate while Jericho and Reigns celebrate their hard fought win to end the show.
Winners: Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns