2/5/15 Smackdown Recap

Feb 6, 2015 - by staff

> WWE Smackdown
> Air Date: 2/5/15
> Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

by Scoti Wilkerson

> Highlights from RAW where The Authority say that Roman Reigns’ Royal Rumble win was controversial because of The Rock’s interference (yeah, because The Rock totally helped Roman Reigns eliminate Rusev and Show and Kane weren’t already eliminated or anything when The Rock helped Roman clean house of those 2). Daniel Bryan and Seth Rolins plead their case why they deserve a shot to be in the main event for WrestleMania. HHH proposes to Roman Reigns to put his WrestleMania title shot on his line against the winner of Daniel Bryan and Seth Rollins and Reigns agrees. Roman Reigns clears the outside of the ring of Big Show and J&J Security and gives Rollins a superman punch when the ref has his back turned giving Bryan the win. At Fast Lane, it will be Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns where the winner will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
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> The Miz makes his way out accompanied by his personal assistant Damien Mizdow to host Miz TV with guests Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan, who will face off against each other at Fast Lane where the winner faces Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV which draws a chorus of boos. He says his 2 guests tonight, he listens to the “we want Mizdow” chants. Miz tells the crowd they have Mizdow tonight doing what he should be doing which is sitting there like his personal assistant. He then tells the fans to shut up while he’s talking. He goes back to talk about how his 2 guests who will face off at Fast Lane where the winner will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania. He welcomes out Daniel Bryan first. Roman Reigns is now introduced next.
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> Roman Reigns delivers a superman punch to The Miz out of nowhere. Reigns asks Bryan if he thinks he’s going to just slide in and take his opportunity. Reigns says he went through 29 people to get to where he is now. He has no problem adding one more to it because he’s going to WrestleMania and he’s going to beat Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He tells Bryan how he’s going to do all that is by beating him at Fast Lane. He says they shouldn’t wait until Fast Lane, they should do it in Colorado Springs tonight. Bryan tosses the seats out of the ring and is ready to fight. Seth Rollins’ music interrupts as he makes his way out. Rollins says he hates to be a party pooper but it’s his thing. He says he has a bone to pick with both men. Daniel Bryan knows as well as everyone else that Rollins was on the verge of defeating him and going to Fast Lane and then the main event of WrestleMania. He however was not victorious because””that jerk standing next to Bryan” Roman Reigns stuck his nose in his business. He says that Reigns sucker punched him because he doesn’t have the guts to face him one on one. He says he doesn’t blame either man for not wanting to face him with the roll he’s been on lately He says that he’s the man who single handedlybrought back The Authority. He slayed the beast Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. He says it doesn’t matter what happens at Fast Lane or WrestleMania because he holds the future in his hands. Rollins says while on the subject of futures, he wanted to inform Bryan that per the Authority he has a match later tonight. A handicap match against J&J Security and Seth Rollins. Rollins wishes him good luck making it to Fast Lane.
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> Renee Young is backstage with The Miz, Miz says he won’t stand for what happened to him on his own platform and challenges Roman Reigns to a match later tonight.
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> Ryback and Dolph Ziggler vs. Goldust and Stardust
> Earlier tonight cameras caught up with Dolph Ziggler and Ryback.Dolph says ever since he and the bug guy have stepped up to The Authority, they have been targets to them. Ryback says the 2 aren”t going anywhere. Dolph says it’s too bad for Goldust and Stardust they’re too good. Ryback says “feed us more”.
> Stardust starts off with Ryback. Ryback gets Stardust in a side headlock and Stardust gets out only to get a shoulder tackle by Ryback. Ryback tags in Stardust with the double team. Dolph with an armbar and tags back in Ryback who gives Stardust a chop to the midsection. Ryback comes off the top rope with a splash for a 2 count. Ryback tags back in Dolph and they get a diuble clothesline on Stardust, double clothesline to Stardust and both of them with a splash on Stardust. Ryback covers for 2 (I could have sworn Ryback tagged in Dolph). Goldust and Stardust regroup. Stardust enters the ring as Smackdown goes to break.
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> Back from break and Goldust is in the ring with Ryback and has control as he has Ryback against the ropes. Goldust gets Ryback in the corner and tags in Stardust Ryback gets a roll up on Goldust not aware Stardust is the legal man. Stardust kicks the back of Ryback and then tags back in Goldust. Goldust comes in and gets a right hand by Ryback. Ryback knocks Stardust off the apron and then tosses Goldust out of the ring. Stardust comes off the top rope but a hook to the abdomen. Ryback tags in Dolph who knocks Stardust down and gives him an elbow for a 2 count. Goldust goes for a fameasser but Stardust blocks it only to get a DDT for a 2 count. Stardust with a kick to Dolph. Stardust tags in Goldust after he yells for him to and then walks out. Goldust is distracted allowing Dolph to hit a superkick and tag in Ryback. Ryback with the shell shock to Goldust for the pin and win.
> winners: Dolph Ziggler and Ryback.
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> Post Match: Stardust stares back in the ring after he heads up the ramp.
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> Announcers plus Black History month and honor “The Big Cat” Ernie Ladd.
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> Later Tonight Daniel Bryan takes on J&J Security and Seth Rollins in a 3 on 1 handicap match
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> Dean Ambrose is seen backstage heading to the ring for his match against Curtis Axle.
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> In The ring, Curtis Axle says he was never eliminated from the Royal Rumble match. He says he should be headlining WrestleMania and says he wants everyone to join him and type #Axlemania. Dean Ambrose’s music plays as he makes his way out for their match.
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> Curtis Axle vs. Dean Ambrose
> Axle gets Ambrose in the corner with kicks and right hands but then Ambrose turns the tables on Axle. Ambrose with some chops to Axle and then a clothesline and gives him some more right hooks. Axle then chops the nose of Axle and then Axle whips Ambrose in the corner and rubs his head against the ropes. Axle tosses Ambrose over the top rope. Axle then exits the ring and eyes Michael Cole. Ambrose then gets back on offense and knocks Axle to the floor. Ambrose gets Axle back in the ring with a running bulldog and then climbs the top rope. Axle then kicks Ambrose in the midsection as he comes off and sets him up for the perfect plex but Ambrose fights out and comes off the ropes knocking Axle down. Ambrose with the dirty deeds on Axle for the pin and the win.
> winner: Dean Ambrose
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> Post Match: Bad News Barrett shows up on the titan tron saying he has breaking news from the Bad News Zone (BNZ). He says that Ambrose is a deranged vagrance of a superstar trying to make himself relevant for challenging him for the Intercontinental Championship. He tells Ambrose he isn’t sane enough for an Intercontinental Championship Match. He says for more breaking news, tune into BNZ.
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> We take a look back at Roman Reigns giving the Miz the superman punch to start off Miz TV. Miz has challenged Roman Reigns to a match for later tonight.
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> Fandango vs. Adam Rose
> The Rosebuds miss Adam Rose when he does the trust fall and attacks all of the Rosebuds. Fandango then brings Rose in the ring to start the match. Fandango with a spinebuster to Rose and unloads with some fists to the face. Fandango with a takedown on Rose. Rose whips Fandango in the corner. Fandango stomps Rose in the corner. Rose with a clothesline to Fandango. Rose with a boot to Fandango on the apron. Rose back drops Fandango on the apron. Rose gets Fandango back in the ring and Fandango surprises him with a roll up for a 2 count. Fandango with a spinning heel kick followed by the last dance for the pin and the win.
> winner: Fandango
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> Roman Reigns vs. The Miz
> Miz demands the mic from Mizdow. Miz says that Roman Reigns embarrassed him on Miz TV for the last time. He tells Roman Reigns to come out and face a man who actually did main event WrestleMania. Miz knocks Roman Reigns off the apron as he comes out and sends him into the steel steps. Roman Reigns enters the ring and the bell starts. Miz works on Reigns in the corner. Miz stomps Reigns against the corner. Miz whips Reigns in another corner and Reigns comes back with a clothesline to Miz. Reigns turns the tables and stomps Miz in the corner. Reigns with a headbutt to Miz and Miz with a right hand to Reigns but Reigns with a shoulder tackle to Miz. Miz exits the ring and then Reigns exits the ring and gives Miz another shoulder tackle. Reigns gets Miz back in the ring and Miz gets a boot to Reigns and unloads with some punches. Miz with a knee drop on Reigns for a 2 count. Miz has Reigns in a chinlock but Reigns fights out but Miz with a knee to the back on Reigns for a 2 count. Miz has Reigns in the ropes and then charges at him with a kick to the back of the head for a 2 count. Miz then pulls the hair of Roman Reigns and gets him in another chin lock but Reigns fights out but Miz with a knee to the abdomen of Reigns. Miz charges at Reigns but Reigns comes back and then delivers multiple clothesline to Miz in the corner. Reigns lifts Miz over his head but Miz gets out and Miz goes for a DDT on Miz but Reigns blocks and hits a samoan back drop and then delivers the superman punch followed by a spear for the pin and the win.
> winner: Roman Reigns
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> Still to come: Daniel Bryan vs. J&J Security and Seth Rollins in a 3 on 1 handicap match
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> Rusev vs. Erick Rowan is up next.
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> Rusev vs. Erick Rowan
> Rowan and Rusev start off with a slugfest but Rowan gets a big boot on Rusev and gets some headbutts on him and then with a big shoulder tackle as Rusev exits the ring and Rowan gets Rusev back in the ring but Rusev with a kick to Rowan but Rowan with a clothesline to Rusev. Rowan sends Rusev in the corner but Rusev with a superkick for a 2 count. Rusev works on the shoulder of Rowan and then gets him in a rest hold. Rowan fights out but Rusev gets Rowan in the corner but Rowan fights back and whips Rusev in the corner with multiple clotheslines and hip tosses. Rowan with an elbow to Rusev off the top rope. Rowan with a clothesline to Rusev in the corner. Rowan gives Rusev the 10 punch salute but Rusev gets out and hits the hamstring of Rowan. Rusev with a superkick to Rowan and applies the accolade and Rowan passes out giving Rusev the win.
> winner: Rusev
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> A look is taken back to Paige beating Alicia Fox on RAW and then Alicia attacked Paige after the match and The Bella Twins spray tanned Paige.
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> Renee Young is backstage with Paige. Paige says she doesn’t get embarrassed easy but she was embarrassed Monday night. She says she understands she is pale and not a cookie cutter beauty like The Bella Twins. She says that The Bella Twins will be embarrassed at Fast Lane when she beats Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship.
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> Paige vs. Alicia Fox
> Paige with a Lou Thesz Press on Alicia Fox and then a kick to knock her down. Paige then unloads on Alicia Fox. Fox then with a tilt a whirl on Paige. Paige then sends Paige to the outside on her back. Paige enters the ring and Fox with a northern lights suplex on Paige for a 2 count. Fox has Paige in a rest hold but Paige elbows her way out and then hits a clothesline and gets a dropkick on Fox. Paige then gets Alicia in the PTO forcing Alicia Fox to tap out.
> winner: Paige
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> A plug for HHH calling Sting out for a confrontation for Fast Lane with the speculation of whether or not Sting will answer.
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> Bray Wyatt says it’s said a man is defined by his action. He is no man, he’s everywhere and everything. He is the spirit of perpetual negation. He’s the reaper. He asks what makes one think they are immune to him and no repercussion to his actions.Theeyes of a fool are blinded by pride and the devil is knocking on the door. He says the devil just wants them to come home and to let him in.
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> 3 on 1 handicap match
> Daniel Bryan vs. J&J Security and Seth Rollins
> Joey Mercury starts the match off against Daniel Bryan. The 2 lock up and Mercury tries to pull Bryan into the corner and it backfires. Daniel Bryan with a german suplex on Mercury. Mercury tags in Noble Bryan sends Noble face first into the corner and gives him multiple kicks and a knee to the chest for a 2 count. Bryan with an arm bar on Noble and a kick to the shoulder. Noble exits the ring and then re enters and tags in Rollins. Rollins tells Bryan this is his time and Bryan gets him in a wristlock and then Rolling gets out only to get a dropkick for a 2 count. Rollins gets Bryan in the corner who then fights off J&J Security only to get a clothesline by Rollins. Rollins tags in Noble Noble gets Bryan in a headscissors but a rope break stops that. Bryan back in control and charges at Noble in the corner but Noble ducks and Bryan runs into the mat. Rollins grabs Bryan and tosses him into the barricade sending Smackdown to break.
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> Back from break, Rollins is the legal man. Rollins tells Bryan this is what it feels like facing Lesnar and gives him suplexes. Rollins tags in Mercury who covers Bryan for a 2 count. Mercury tags in Noble who comes off the top rope with a kick to Bryan. Noble stomps on Bryan. and tags in Mercury. Mercury with a dropkick to Bryan for a 2 count. Mercury tags in Rollins who then gives a vicious kick to Bryan. Bryan with a stiff shot to the neck of Bryan. Rollins continues to put pressure on the neck of Bryan. Bryan fights out and a double collision. Both men gets up and Bryan gets multiple blows on Rollins but Rollins gets Bryan in the corner and stomps the neck of Bryan in the corner. Rollins tags in Noble. J&J Security both get in the ring and Rollins climbs the top rope. J&J Security place Bryan on Rollins shoulders (ala The Shield days). Bryan with a hurricarana off the top rope to Rollins. Mercury goes after Bryan but Bryan ducks and sends Rollins down and then sends down Mercury and Noble. Bryan gives multiple kicks to both J&J Security guys. Rollins with a german suplex attempt but Bryan lands on his feet sending Rollins out of the ring. Bryan then sends Noble out of the ring. Rollins on the apron and Bryan knocks him down allowing Mercury to get a roll up for a 2 count. Bryan gets the Yes Lock on Mercury forcing him to tap out.
> winner: Daniel Bryan
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> Post Match: Daniel Bryan escapes the ring and does the Yes Chant with the crowd as Kane blindsides Daniel Bryan. Kane gets Bryan back in the ring and a 4 on 1 attack on Daniel Bryan. Kane with a chokeslam on Bryan. J&J Security hold Bryan up for Kane to give him another chokeslam which he does. Rollins tells J&J Security to set him up for the curb stomp and Rollins gets the curb stomp on Bryan. Kane, Seth Rollins, and J&J Security stand over the beaten Daniel Bryan as Smackdown comes to a close.
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> Random Thoughts: I have to say, the quality on Smackdown has picked up since it’s moved back to Thursday. The Rusev/Rowan match was really good. I really thought Miz/Reigns was solid. Paige/Alicia was pretty decent too. Good to see they’re continuing to build heat for Seth Rollins. I’m intrigued with the Stardust/Goldust storyline. Here’s hoping we finally get Goldust/Cody match at WrestleMania. I’m kind of torn about how I feel about Wyatt/Taker. The program alone sounds interesting, it’s just with him being no longer being undefeated at WM, it takes the interest away a little. We’ll see how it plays out, I could change my mind and be fully invested.


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