11/1/14 WWE Smackdown Recap

Nov 1, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck


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HOUSTON — A special Halloween edition of SmackDown featured a battle of dressed up Divas determined to earn an opportunity at AJ Lee’s title, a brutal example of Authority by Kane and Seth Rollins and a frightening “Trick or Street” showdown pitting The Lunatic Fringe against The Swiss Superman.

With Divas Champion AJ Lee joining the SmackDown announce team, the rest of her gorgeous division dressed up for a Divas No. 1 Contender’s Costume Battle Royal.

It was Natalya as The Queen of Harts, Naomi as a soldier from the movie “Avatar,” Summer Rae as a schoolgirl nerd, Paige as Summer Rae, Layla as a clown, Emma as Tarzan, Rosa as a zombie nurse, Cameron as a cop, Alicia Fox as a firefighter and Nikki Bella as a black cat. Conspicuous by her absence was Nikki’s personal assistant Brie Bella, who had been sent by her sister on an errand to San Antonio while dressed as her husband Daniel Bryan.

In the final moments of the Battle Royal, an irate Alicia charged former friend Paige, causing both Divas to fall to the ringside floor. This gave Nikki the victory and made her the new No. 1 contender for AJ’s Divas Title!

Corporate Kane and Seth Rollins emerged to discuss Halloween and Dean Ambrose and to pose the question: Who could John Cena possibly get to join his traditional Survivor Series Tag Team against Team Authority at the Nov. 23 pay-per-view?

Then in a rematch from Raw, Kane caught Dolph Ziggler in midair and delivered the chokeslam for the hard-fought victory. But it didn’t end there. After a post-match beatdown by The Authority executive, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble, Kane informed Ziggler that he would have a second match against Seth Rollins!

With little left in Ziggler’s tank, Mr. Money in the Bank finished him off with a single Curb Stomp, sending a message to everyone in the locker room that it might not be a good idea to team with Cena at Survivor Series.

Dressed as a scarecrow, Heath Slater tried to address the WWE Universe. Before he could, however, Ryback interrupted. Despite a bizarre hand trick by Slater, The Human Wrecking Ball absolutely destroyed his foe with a Meat Hook Clothesline and Shell Shocked combination.

After pointing out their own potential availability for the Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Match, The Miz and his stunt double Damien Mizdow welcomed Mark Henry to “Miz TV.” On the subject of attacking Big Show during their WWE Tag Team Title Match on Raw, Henry ultimately put the blame on the giant — citing Big Show’s behavior in the match itself, the Rusev situation and his overall attempt to boss Henry around in recent months. As for where a conflict between them might end, Henry believed it all would come down to strength, not size.

The World’s Largest Athlete emerged on the warpath, knocking through Miz and Mizdow to get his hands on his old friend. But The World’s Strongest Man was able to turn things around and hurled the gigantic Superstar through the ringside barricade.

Some might say that WWE Tag Team Champions Gold & Stardust made a small mistake when they threw El Torito into their tag team match against Fernando & Diego. When the pint-sized warrior went on the offensive, the distraction opened the door for Goldust to get rolled up for the non-title pin!

After Rusev stunned the WWE Universe by making The Great Khali tap out to the Accolade, Lana revealed that Mother Russia gave them directions to further destroy the American spirit. Rusev, in turn, promised to take Sheamus’ United States Championship and give it to Vladimir Putin.

Accepting the challenge, The Celtic Warrior charged into the ring and nearly blasted The Hero of the Russian Federation with a Brogue Kick.

Bray Wyatt addressed the situation with The Lunatic Fringe, claiming that Dean Ambrose was a monster just like him.

With all kinds of Halloween objects in and around the ring, Dean Ambrose emerged to take on Cesaro in a “Trick or Street Fight” in SmackDown’s main event.

This out-of-control match, stretching both inside and outside the ring, utilized a chair, tables, the announce table, candy corn Kendo Sticks, a jack-o-lantern, buckets of candy, bobbing apples, toy skeletons and even a witch’s broom.

In the end, Ambrose reigned supreme by putting a jack-o-lantern on his opponent’s head and delivering the Double Underhook DDT. After the win, he repeated the move one more time for good measure.

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