2/19/15 WWE Smackdown Recap
by Scoti Wilkerson
Air Date: 2/19/15
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Announce Team: Byron Saxton, Michael Cole, and Jerry ” The King” Lawler
We take a look back when Mizdow is telling Miz his car and fruit plate
is ready. Miz talks about how he got Daniel Bryan his success. Mizdow
laughs and Miz asks him what is so funny. Miz tells Mizdow that Bryan
was just like him, a loser until he got with Miz. He tells Mizdow he’s
trying to teach him because if he learns what he’s trying to teach him
he’ll never go back to being the joke he once was. He tells Mizdow if
he breaks away from his supporting role, he won’t be a A, B, or C list.
He’ll never work in “this town again”.
Mizdow gets a pop from the crowd and Miz gets on the mic and tells
Mizdow to stop stealing his thunder. He tells Mizdow to get him an
Egyptian towel and to make it fast or he’ll be fired and back to a
nobody. Bryan then attacks Miz from behind and gives him a knee to the
mid section. Bryan with an uppercut and then a clothesline on Miz.
Bryan with a dropkick to the money maker. Bryan then with a top rope
hurricarana to The Miz. Bryan with a running knee to The Miz but The
Miz escapes the ring. Miz with a cheapshot to Bryan as he attempts to
get Miz back in the ring. Miz works on the legs of Bryan and goes for
the figure 4 but Bryan counters and gets the Yes Lock on Miz forcing
Miz to tap.
winner: Daniel Bryan
Roman Reigns takes on Luker Harper later tonight
Dolph Ziggler takes on Seth Rollins in a rematch from RAW with J&J
Security banned from ringside later tonight as well.
Ryback vs. Kane
Kane gets the advantage with a knee to Ryback and a side headlock but
Ryback gets out with a back body drop. Kane gets the advantage back
with a right hand to Ryback and then gets Ryback in the corner with a
chop. Kane whips Ryback into the ropes but Ryback with a power slam.
Ryback with a meat hook clothesline attempt but Kane escapes to the
outside and takes a cheap shot at Ryback and re enters the ring but
Ryback with a right hand to Kane but Kane hits a DDT on Ryback. Kane
with 2 big boots to Ryback. Kane works on Ryback in the corner with
repeated right hands and then a forearm for a 1 count. Kane gets Ryback
in a rest hold and Ryback fights out andgets a Lou Thesz Press on Kane,
then a splash, and then a spinebuster. Ryback covers for a 1 count.
Ryback gets on the top rope but Kane gives Ryback a right hand knocking
him off the top rope. Ryback re enters the ring and then gives Kane a
shell shock for the pin and win.
We are taken back to RAW Monday night when Ambrose tried Bad News
Barrett’s hands against the ring post and put a pen in his hands and
forced him to sign the contract agreeing to defend the Intercontinental
Championship against him at Fast Lane.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits as he makes his way out to commentary for Bad
News Barrett’s match against R-Truth up next
Bad News Barrett vs. R-Truth rs: Byron Saxton, Michael Cole, and Jerry
“The King” Lawler
Smackdown starts with a flashback to RAW with Roman Reigns says he’s
going to take the same opportunity from Bryan that he gave him and
that’s a shot to be in the main event at WrestleMania against Brock
Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We see where Daniel
Bryan distracted Reigns with the yes chant and Kane gave Reigns a big
boot to knock him out of the ring. We see Kane attempt to chokeslam
Reigns through the announce table but Reigns gets out and spears Kane
and Reigns enters the ring and Kane is counted out. Later Bryan says
that if Reigns couldn’t ignore the Yes Chants Monday night then he’ll
have an even harder time at Fast Lane since there will be even more Yes
Chants. Bryan then is facing Big Show in the main event and Reigns
distracts Bryan by signing autographs and taking selfies with fans.
Show then slams Bryan into Roman Reigns and goes after Bryan with a
spear but Bryan sidesteps it and spears Reigns. Roman Reigns then
enters the ring and spears Show causing Bryan to be disqualified. RAW
ends with a brawl between Bryan and Reigns.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits as he makes his way out to start off
Smackdown with a match against The Miz.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
Barrett with a knee to Truth and works on him in the corner with kicks
to the abdomen. Truth with an elbow to Barrett and gives him some fists
to the face in the corner and Barrett with a boot to Truth. Barrett
lays Truth on the top of the rope and gives him some chops to the back.
Barrett then gives Truth a kick to the abdomen knocking him to the mat
for a 2 count. Barrett whips Truth into the ropes and Truth with a
dropkick for a 2 count. Truth goes for a scissors kick but Barrett
ducks and hits a sidewalk slam. Barrett talks trash to Ambrose asking
him if he sees what he’s done to Truth. Barrett makes his way to the
announce table asking Ambrose again if he’s watching. Truth attempts to
attack Barrett from behind but Barrett blocks it and punishes Truth
sending him back in the ring. Barrett calls for Ambrose’s attention
allowing Truth to roll Barrett up for the win.
We are taken back to RAW where John Cena and Rusev had a brawl on the
entrance ramp and Cena laid Rusev out sending him face first against
the screen. Cena then unloaded on Rusev. That segment was great up
until Cena appeared to just stand there after the laying out Rusev spot
trying to figure out what to do next. It’s like he the unloading on
Rusev spot was decided right on the fly.
We see Bray Wyatt with another cryptic message saying “the place you
can’t hide, walk with the reaper land leave this world behind” He says
he sings that song to all his pets before he puts them down. He says
the clock is ticking and “the angel with the burned wings is waving you
on, find me or I’ll find you”.
We see another promo for the return of Sheamus.
New Day vs. The Ascension
The Ascension says that Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes were on RAW Monday
night and talked about how they are of the past, if they were at
Smackdown tonight they’d destroy them. The say it will be the same
story for The New Day tonight. Match starts with Rick Viktor and
Xavier. Viktor with a right hand on Xavier but Xavier with repeated
dropkicks and a knee to the ribs of Viktor. Viktor tags in Connor and
the double team on Xavier. Connor with a clothesline to the corner on
Xavier and Connor tags back in Viktor. Another double team to Xavier
and Connor is tagged back in and Connor with a clothesline again on
Xavier. Connor tags in Viktor again and they try for another double
team but Xavier with a right hand to both men and rolls back in his
corner and tags in Big E. Big E enters the ring with a fore arm to both
men and Big E with a bear hug slam to Viktor. Big E then clotheslines
Connor out of the ring and goes for a splash on Viktor who gets his
knees up. Viktor tosses Big E into the ring post. Viktor tags in Connor
and they hit the fall of man allowing Connor to pin Big E for the pin
and the win.
Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper is up next
Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper
Roman gets right hands on Harper and works him in the corner with
kicks. Roman continues to punish Harper with kicks in the corner
forcing Harper out of the ring. Reigns exits the ring and continues the
offense on Harper with fists to the face and then sends him back in the
ring. Harper attempts a boot to the face but Reigns blocks and hits a
samoan drop for a 2 count. Reigns sends Harper in the corner and
charges after Harper but Harper ducks and hits a boot to Reigns sending
him out the ring. Harper then whips Reigns into the steel steps. Harper
sends Reigns back in the ring for a 2 count. Harper kicks Roman Reigns
as he’s down on the mat and gets a rest hold on Reigns. Reigns fights
out with a pump handle slam. Reigns with a clothesline for a 2 count.
Reigns goes for a samoan drop again but Harper attempts a roll up but
Reigns blocks it but walks into a side slam for a 2 count. Reigns
attempts a power bomb but Reigns with a samoan drop and Reigns for a
spear but Harper with a fist to Reigns. Little effect but Reigns
surprises Harper with a spear for the win.
winner: Roman Reigns
We take a look back to RAW where Ric Flair is telling HHH not to take
Sting lightly. HHH gets frustrated and pushes Flair and tells him he’ll
hurt anyone he has to in order to keep his standing with the company
The Big Show vs. Erick Rowan
Big Show with a boot to Rowan knocking him off the apron before he
enters the ring. Rowan comes back and tries to power slam The Big Show
but Show fights out and whips Rowan into the steps. Rowan is back in
the ring as Show enters and the bell rings to start the match. Show is
pummeling Rowan in the corner. Show then body slams Rowan on the mat
and knees him in the head. Show chokes Rowan against the ropes and
kicks him repeatedly. Show with a chokeslam for the pin and the win.
winner: The Big Show
The Bella Twins are at commentary for Paige’s match against Cameron
Cameron vs. Paige
We take a look back at RAW where Paige’s clothes were stolen by The
Bellas. We see Paige coming out asking Byron Saxton where her gear is.
Paige stole a Rose Bud’s outfit and wrestled Summer Rae and made her
tap to the PTO for the win. Cameron puts her hand in Paige’s face and
shoves her and Paige takes exception and grabs Cameron by the hair and
sends her into the turnbuckle and works on her in the corner with
kicks. Paige then with her back elbows on Cameron sending her down to
the mat. Paige then applies the PTO on Cameron forcing her to tap for
We are taken back to RAW when Dusty Rhodes gave Goldust and Stardust a
pep talk and told them they need to fix the Rhodes family. Goldust and
Stardust embrace and later face New Day. New Day win and then Stardust
then helps Goldust up after the match only to hit the Cross Rhodes.
Dusty then confronts Stardust and calls him Cody. Stardust says as far
as he’s concerned, Cody Rhodes is dead and so is his father.
Renee Young is backstage with Goldust. Renee asks Goldust what is going
through his head as he prepares to face Stardust at Fast Lane. Wow, a
match is already being booked. How crazy of me to think that a big
build would take place and the match would be saved for WM. Goldust
says he tried to embrace Stardust because he knows what it’s like being
in his shoes. He doesn’t know if Cody was trying to get close to him
and they rekindled and won the tag titles but darkness swept in and
Stardust strayed away from him. He says Stardust is more than a
persona, it’s a cancer that is eating his brother Cody Rhodes alive. He
say she wants his brother back and he has to do something that is
possibly the hardest thing he’s ever had to do in his career. That is
face his brother and beat Stardust at Fast Lane. Stardust appears on
the TV and tells Goldust to spare him the speech. Stardust has a riddle
asking if the gold eventually grows, what doesn’t. The answer:
Stardust. He says that after Fast Lane not only will Cody Rhodes cease
to exist but the Universe will forget the name Goldust.
Jimmy Uso vs. Tyson Kidd
Tyson and Cesaro say their bond if greater than brother, they’re
friends. Tyson says you can’t pick your family but you can your
friends. Kidd says he made a great choice in picking Cesaro as his
friend. Cesaro says they will prove friendship is a bigger than blood
when they win the tag team championships from them at Fast Lane. Tyson
with the advantage as he gets right hands on Jimmy and works on him
against the ropes. Uso comes back and gives Kidd a body slam and then
splashes him in the corner. Rusev comes out and clotheslines Jey Uso on
the outside. Rusev enters the ring and lays out Jimmy Uso with a heel
kick. Rusev with a superkick to Kidd. Rusev unloads on Jimmy Uso. Jey
Uso then attacks Rusev from behind but gets a superkick. Rusev then
pummers fists to the face of Jey Uso. Lana is on the outside laughing
as Rusev escapes the ring and starts speaking Russian which is clearly
a message to John Cena as we can understand him saying his name.
winners: double disqualification
I guess Vince saw that he hadn’t been burying the tag team division as
much lately, so he needed to change that. I think it’s safe to say WWE
has the worst tag team division as far as US Televised Wrestling goes.
Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler rematch from RAW with J&J Security
banned from ringside is next.
Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph tries a waistlock on Rollins but Rollins gets to the ropes
forcing Dolph to break the hold. Rollins with a headlock take down.
Dolph rolls out and shoves Rollins off but Rollins knocks Dolph down
and Dolph comes back with a dropkick and Dolph goes for a splah to
Rollins in the corner but Rollins moves and Dolph face first into the
turnbuckle and down on the mat he goes. Rollins works on Dolph with
some kicks as Smackdown goes to break.
Back from break as Rollins was in control but Dolph got back on offense
only long enough for Rollins to send Dolph face first into the ropes.
We see that during break Kane and The Big Show came to ringside and
Erick Rowan and Ryback followed suit. Rollins with a clothesline to
Dolph as he yells that he’s the man. Rollins with another clothesline
to Dolph. Dolph with a cross body on Rollins. Dolph with a splash to
Rollins in the corner and a neckbreaker and an elbow for a 2 count.
Dolph with a roll up on Rollins for a 2 count. Dolph with a small
package for a 2 count. Rollins with a power bomb attempt on Dolph but
Dolph gets out with a roll up for 2. Dolph with a fameasser for a 2
count. Rollins attempts to exit but Dolph grabs him but Rollins with an
elbow to Dolph. Rollins then tries to toss Dolph out the ring but Dolph
reverses and sends Rollins over the top but Rollings stays on the apron
until Dolph connects with a kick to Rollins sending him to the floor.
Ryback and Rowan are right outside with Rollins. Rollins backs away but
Dolph knocks him down. Back in the ring. Dolph charges at Rollins in
the corner with a splash but Rollins ducks and Dolph stops himself only
to be distracted by Kane. Rollins then slams Dolph into the ring ropes
and hits a curb stomp for the pin and the win.
winner: Seth Rollins
Post Match: Seth Rollins, Big Show, and Kane start to head up the ramp
and then J&J Security come out. Rollins says it’s 5 of them of The
Authority and the 3 of them in the ring including the already hurt
Dolph. The Authority members surround the ring as Dolph is on the
outside and they try to fight the Authority off but they get the better
of Ryback and Rowan. Rollins takes care of Ryback on the outside as J&J
Security take care of Rowan. Rowan gets the better of J&J Security and
sends them into one another. Kane then gets a right hand to Rowan. Kane
and Show with the double chokeslam to Rowan. Rollins then hits the curb
stomp to Rowan.
All 5 Authrority guys stand tall in the ring until Ryback comes in and
spinebusters Kane and knocks Rollins to the outside, Ryback then with a
shoulder tackle to Big Show. Ryback sets Show up for a meat hook
clothesline but J&J Security grab him and he fights them off only for
Kane to hold on to Ryback allowing Show to hit the KO Punch. Rollins
then hits the curb stomp on Ryback. All 5 heels stand tall in the ring
as Smackdown comes to a close.