4/9/15 WWE Smackdown Recap

Apr 9, 2015 - by staff

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by Scoti Wilkerson

WWE Smackdown
Air Date: 4/9/15
Location: Dallas, Texas
Announcers: Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, and Jerry “The King” Lawler

Daniel Bryan’s music plays as he makes his way out to kick off Smackdown. We are taken back to last week on Smackdown where Bad News Barrett laid Daniel Bryan outside of the ring during a match against Sheamus causing him to get counted out. Daniel Bryan says last week was one of the highlights of his career when he climbed the ladder in front of 76,000 people to become Intercontinental Champion. He says being the Champion only means as much as the actions of the man who holds it. He says that goes for any title, including his. He asks how does he make the IC title mean even more. He answers by saying defending it against anyone who wants a shot at the title. He says he did that the night after he won it, when he fought Dolph Ziggler. He then mentions that Sheamus came out looking all stupid and not congratulating or challenging him. He kicked him in the face. He did Dolph even worse making him not able to compete on Smackdown or RAW. Bryan then took on Sheamus on Smackdown and then out of nowhere after being attacked outside the ring, he was busted open and out of nowhere he saw Barrett. He says in the middle of all that—

Bad News Barrett’s music plays as he makes his way out. Barrett says what happened is Bryan’s magical week turned into a nightmare when Barrett dropped him with a bull hammer. Sheamus’ music then plays as he makes his way out. Sheamus says and then he kicked his head off with a brogue kick to remind him why you shouldn’t pick on someone who isn’t your size. Sheamus says the reason he tolerates Barrett is because he isn’t a munchkin like Bryan. Sheamus says with how much he detests him, he and Barrett should give him an ass kicking simply because they can. Sheamus and Barrett then head towards the ring about to enter as Dolph Ziggler’s music plays as he makes his way out.

Dolph has a mic in his hand and says Sheamus talks a lot of smack for someone who looks like the baby of Captian Jack Sparrow and Carrot Top that no one likes. Dolph says the reason Barrett is so tall is because his and Sheamus’ head is up their asses. Dolph and Bryan are ready to fight Sheamus and Barrett and then The Big Show’s music plays as he makes his way out with a mic. Show tells Sheamus they normally don’t see eye to eye but he has to agree with him. He’s tired of seeing little pipsqueaks all the time. He says he’s the winner of the Andre The Giant Battle Royal, he’s eclipsed Andre The Giant as the greatest giant to step foot in the business. He says anyone who doesn’t believe it can check the facts. He then says if Barrett and Sheamus thought they were going to have fun beating up the munchkins without him then they are sadly mistaken. Roman Reigns’ music plays as he makes his way out from the crowd. Show tells Reigns if he steps in the ring, he’ll hurt him. Reigns enters the ring and a brawl ensues as Reigns, Bryan, and Dolph clear the ring of Show, Barrett, and Sheamus.

Miz TV later tonight. Neville also makes his Smackdown debut tonight.

Cesaro, Tyson Kidd, and Natalya are on their way out as the tag champs are in action next.

Later tonight a 6 man tag match takes place; The Big Show, Bad News Barrett, and Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler

New Day’s music play as they make their way out. Big E starts a Big E chant but the fans respond saying “no way” .Big E asks what the problem is. They are out their clapping and the fans chant “New Day sucks”. I thought they said no way, but ok. Big E asks everyone to stand on their feet and clap. Fans get up and chant “New Day Sucks” Big E says they’re trying to bring positivity and they want to ruin it. He says something has to change, the fans have to like and love them because they’re there for them. They are there for a new day.

Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. The New Day
Kidd and Kofi start the match off. Kofi goes for a waistlock on Kidd but Kidd gets out with an arm bar but Kofi reverses with one of his own but Kidd fights out and there is a clean break called. Kidd then kicks Kofi in the midsection and works on him in the corner and then monkey flips Kofi and then tags in Cesaro. Cesaro then gives Kofi an uppercut and tags in Kidd. Kidd with a kick to the gut and then Xavier Woods trips up Kidd. Cesaro enters the ring and is sent out by Kofi. Kofi then does a suicide dive to the outside on Cesaro and Kidd as Smackdown goes to break.

Back from break and Kidd comes off the top rope and is caught by Big E with a belly to belly. Cesaro is tagged in and delivers a gutwrench suplex to Big E. Cesaro then with a headlock on Big E as Cesaro tags in Kidd. Kidd works Big E against the ropes and then comes off the top rope with a leg drop to the throat of Big E. Kidd tags in Cesaro who gives Big E a knee to the chest. Cesaro then with a headlock on Big E who fights his way up and tosses Cesaro in the corner and charges at Cesaro but Cesaro ducks and Big E lands shoulder first into the ring post. Cesaro rolls up Big E for a 2 count and then Cesaro then gets the swing on Big E and Kidd then gets a dropkick on Big E. Cesaro gets a 2 count after Kofi breaks up the pin. Big E then deliversa modified Rock Bottom to Cesaro who then tags in Kofi. Kofi enters the ring and starts cleaning house with repeated dropkicks and flying forearms to Kidd. Kofi then with a boom drop to Kidd. Cesaro enters the ring and gets kicks by Kofi and Big E sends him out of the ring. Kofi then has Kidd set up fo thunder in paradise but Cesaro with an uppercut on Kofi and Kidd with a spinning fisherman suplex for the pin and win.
winners: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro

Curtis Axel is in the ring and says for those watching at home not to change the channel. 2 weeks ago on RAW, Neville caused a speed bump on the way to Axetreme Rules but that Axlemania will live forever. Which Is why he asked for his rematch tonight. He asks what Neville will do when Axlemania runs wild on him.

Neville vs. Curtis Axel
They lock up and Neville gets Axel in the corner. Axle grabs Neville by the throat and goes to send him against the ropes but Neville bounces back and gets a hip toss on Axle and then kicks him in the gut. Axle with a cheap shot and sends Neville in the corner and works on him with kicks. Axel sends Neville in the corner but Neville comes back with an enziguri and then off the top rope with a dropkick. Axle then goes to the outside and Axel then flies over the ring and lands on Axel. Neville then body slams Axel and hits the red arrow for the pin and the win.
winner: Neville

Renee Young is backstage with Natalya, Cameron, and Alicia Fox. She asks if they feel they manipulated Kane by asking for that battle royal and cheated Naomi out of a title shot. Alicia says that no one manipulated anyone. Alicia then says they were just trying to explain to Kane how important #givedivasachance is. Natalya says that Naomi has earned her #1 contenders match. Cameron tells Natalya she’s just as happy as she and Alicia are that she has a chance. Cameron says she’s going to win and then Alicia says she’s a veteran and a former Divas Champ. Natalya says she needs to show respect and Alicia sarcastically says she respects Natalya and Natalya does the same to Alicia and they start to fight but Cameron breaks it up.

Still to come: 6 man tag team action, The Big Show, Bad News Barrett, and Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler

Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
Special Guest Referee: Cameron
Natalya gets control right away as she tackles Fox down and unloads on her. They fight against the ropes and Cameron has them break it up. They again start brawling against the ropes and Cameron breaks it up again. Natalya with a clothesline on Alicia and a shining wizard for a 2 count. Alicia then gets a right hand on Natalya and sends her in the corner and gets a boot to the face on Natalya for a 2 count. Alicia with a northern lights suplex for a 2 count. Alicia gets a chinlock on Natalya who then fights her way out but Alicia drops her to the mat for a 2 count. Alicia then takes a cheap shot to the face while getting her back in the rest hold. Natalya gets out and comes back with a crossbody for a 2 count. Alicia then knocks Natalya down and then the 2 trade blows and Alicia gets a roll up on Natalya but Natalya counters and gets the sharpshooter on Alicia forcing her to tap.
winner: Natalya

Post Match: Cameron then gives Natalya a DDT and then delivers one to Alicia Fox. Cameron then demands her mirror and then primps in the mirror as it’s given to her.

We are now shown a video package on Erick Rowan. Erick Rowan takes on Bray Wyatt next.

Wyatt says he remembers when he first saw Erick Rowan. He was lost and was an outcast. He was looked at as a monster. They were all wrong. While everyone saw his flaws, he saw all his possibilities. He took Rowan in and showed him love and family. He was once proud to call him a brother. He says he then had to set him free to show him the real world. The evilness of the world, now everyone has broken him and took him back to where he was. He says tonight is a good night to teach Rowan a lesson and that is that evil is inside of everyone and tonight he’ll destroy Erick Rowan. He says if he can do that to someone he once loved, imagine what he could do to you. He says behold the new face of fear. Erick Rowan’s music plays as he makes his way out for the match.

Bray Wyatt vs. Erick Rowan
Wyatt with a right hand on Rowan but Rowan then tosses Wyatt in the corner but Wyatt gets Rowan in the corner with some right hands but Rowan comes back and gets Wyatt in the corner and then gets a clothesline on Wyatt sending him out of the ring. Wyatt enters the ring and gets right hands on Rowan and then grabs the beard of Rowan who then sends Wyatt in the corner and gives him repeated headbutts. Rowan then charges at Wyatt who ducks and Rowan runs into the ring post. Wyatt then with a boot to Rowan to send him to the floor as Smackdown goes to break.

Back from break and Wyatt has Rowan in a resthold and Rowan tries to fight out but Wyatt with a DDT to Rowan for a 2 count. Wyatt with a senton attempt but Rowan gets the knees up. Both men are down and they get up at the count of 4 and Rowan with a shoulder tackle to Wyatt and then a right hand followed but a spinning heel kick for a2 count. Rowan goes to the top rope but Wyatt gets out the ring. Rowan exits the ring and goes after Wyatt but Wyatt surprises him with a clothesline. Wyatt gets Rowan back in the ring. Wyatt goes for sister Abigail but Rowan counters and goes for a full nelson slam but Wyatt gets out and launches himself into Rowan knocking him down. Wyatt then does his crawling backwards and then hits sister Abigail for the pin and the win.
winner: Bray Wyatt

The Miz is seen backstage making his way to the ring for a special edition of Miz TV up next.

The Miz is in the ring and is promoting The Marine 4. Miz says welcome to the special movie edition of Marine 4. He says his movie comes out tomorrow to digitalHD and then on the 21st to DVD and Blu Ray. We are then shown the trailer for Marine 4. He says his film is getting rave reviews from critics and then Summer Rae’s music plays as she makes her way out. Summer Rae then asks him if he means “our” action film. Miz mocks Summer telling her it was rude to interrupt him. He then says she should feel lucky he allowed her to be in his film. He says to consider it Miz giving the divas a chance. He tells Summer to sit quietly and speak when he tells her to. She says she will speak when she wants. Miz says she won’t because he is the star of the movie. Summer says co star and Miz says he’s the star and she’s a featured extra. He says she is only on the cover because he allowed it. He says he made her a star just like he made Mizdow a star. Summer says he is right he did make Mizdow a star when the threw him over the top rope in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal at WrestleMania. Miz then says that everyone loves Mizdow. He says he doesn’t blame anyone but the WWE Universe for what happened to Mizdow. They lead him to believe something he isn’t a leading man. He talks about them chanting “We Want Mizdow” He says they want him but not without The Miz. He asks if anyone knows the backstory of Damien Sandow. He had been fired twice by WWE and was on his way out the 3rd time until Miz saved him. Mizdow then interrupts and comes out.

Miz tells everyone to give it up for Mizdow. He says that he knows Mizdow probably came out with a speech prepared but what he doesn’t know is that he’s on a steep decline. He needs to do the right thing and get himself on track, which the fans cannot do, Miz can and is willing to forgive everything that has happened in the last 2 weeks. Miz says he is willing to forgive him if he says he’s sorry. Miz offers his hand out and tells Mizdow to apologize. He says after that, he can get Mizdow back on track. Miz asks him if he wants to put his career in the hands of the fans or The Miz. He tells Mizdow that they will forget about him unless he’s with him. Miz gives Mizdow one more chance to shake his hand and apologize. Mizdow then shakes his hand and Miz gives him the mic and Mizdow says he’s sorry….. he didn’t do this sooner; Mizdow with a punch to the face of The Miz. Mizdow then tosses the chair for Miz TV out of the ring. Mizdow grabs Summer Rae and gives her a kiss and she appeared to have liked it. Mizdow then celebrates with the fans as Miz’s music plays.

Up next 6 man tag team match; The Big Show, Bad News Barrett, and Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler

The Big Show, Bad News Barrett, and Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler
Dolph and Sheamus start the match off as Sheamus gets Dolph in the corner and a clean break is enforced. Sheamus then gets Dolph in the corner again and a clean break is once again enforced. Sheamus and Dolph trade blows as Sheamus gets Dolph in the corner but Dolph fights out and Sheamus gets a hit to the gut of Dolph and tags in Show. Show then gets a right hand on Dolph in the gut and whips him in the corner and then slaps the chest of Dolph and then splashes Dolph. Show then goes for a shoulder tackle but Dolph surprises him with a dropkick to the knee and then a DDT for a 2 count. Dolph goes for a splash but Show with a slap to the chest knocking Dolph down. Show tags in Barrett who hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Barrett with a headlock on Dolph and Dolph fights out but gets the winds of chain for a 2 count. Barrett tags in Sheamus who stomps on Dolph. Dolph then bullies Dolph in the corner with slaps and Dolph fights back and tags in Bryan who dropkicks Show and Barrett off the apron and gives punches to Sheamus and then a double clothesline that Bryan got the best of. Bryan then with repeated kicks to Sheamus but Sheamus counters the last one and charges at Bryan but Bryan sends him over the top rope and Bryan does the suicide dive to Sheamus on the outside. Bryan gets Sheamus back in the ring and then Barrett gets the big boot on Bryan knocking him down as Smackdown goes to break.

Back from break and Show has Bryan in a bearhug and then slams Bryan on the mat and then delivers an elbow drop to Bryan for a 2 count. Show tags in Barrett who sends Bryan face first into the turnbuckle and lays him up the top turnbuckle and works on his back and then delivers a kick to the gut. Barrett pins Bryan for a 2 count. Bryan with a crossface on Bryan and then Bryan fights out but Barrett with an elbow to the back of Bryan. Barrett whips Bryan in the corner but Bryan with a clothesline to Barrett. Barrett tags in Show who walks on the back of Bryan. Show then gives Bryan a right hand as he tries to get up. Show then launches Dolph off the apron onto the barricade. Show signals for the chokeslam but Bryan gets out and gets the Yes Lock on Show but Show gets out and tosses Bryan out of the ring. Sheamus is tagged back in and gets an uppercut on Bryan and gets him on the top turnbuckle and gives him another right hand. Sheamus then sets Bryan up for a suplex off the top turnbuckle but Bryan fights out and then comes off the top rope and Sheamus catches him and goes for white noise but Daniel Bryan counters with a DDT. Bryan tags in Roman reigns.

Reigns comes in and unloads on Barrett in the corner and then gives Show a superman punch off the apron. Reigns with a superman punch on Barrett for a 2 count as Sheamus breaks up the pin. Dolph then gives Sheamusa superkick and clotheslines him out of the ring. Bryan then delivers a knee to The Big Show. Barrett with a kick to Reigns in the corner. Barrett then sets Reigns up for the bull hammer but Reigns surprises Barrett with a spear for the pin and win.
winners: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler

Post Match: Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan,and Dolph Ziggler celebrate their victory in the ring as Smackdown comes to a close.

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