8/27/15 WWE Smackdown Recap
WWE Smackdown Results
August 27, 2015
Providence, Rhode Island
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
We open with a look back at RAW on Monday featuring the return of The Dudley Boyz. The Dudley’s return to Smackdown tonight for the first time in over a decade.
The lights go out and The Wyatt Family is on the way out. We see footage of the debut of Braun Strowman on Monday night during RAW. Luke Harper gets on the mic and talks about the lies being told. “Bray Wyatt’s truth will give you new life.” Wyatt gets on the mic and said his family means everything to him. He talks about Sister Abigail giving him everything and how her “eyes light up” when talks about her little black sheep, Braun Strowman. “She knew where I could lead you. And now it is time because I am the new face of fear.” He invites everyone to get a look at Braun Strowman, the new face of destruction. Strowman removes his mask until Roman Reigns’ music hits.
We see a shot of Roman Reigns up in the crowd with Dean Ambrose. Reigns and Ambrose head down the stairs to the ringside area. Reigns gets on the mic and admits Strowman beat them up on Monday night. He said it isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last. Reigns said if they are going to go down, they will go down swinging. Ambrose gets on the mic and adds, “I’ll take the ugly one.” Reigns and Ambrose jump inside the ring and stand across from The Wyatt Family. Strowman gets in the face of Reigns. The Wyatt Family then backs up and leaves the ring. They stare down Reigns and Ambrose and head up the ramp.
We then go to Rich Brennan, Jerry Lawler and Jimmy Uso on commentary at ringside. Brennan is making his Smackdown debut tonight and adds that he will still be calling the action for NXT as well.
Coming up later tonight: Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus.
Up next: The Dudley Boyz return to Smackdown.
We are back and see The Ascension inside the ring ready for action.
The pyro drops. Here comes The Dudley Boyz! Big reaction for The Dudley’s in Rhode Island.
The Dudley Boyz vs. The Ascension
We start with Bubba Ray Dudley and Konnor. Lock up and Bubba pushes Konnor to the corner. Bubba backs off and yells, “Do you know who we are? We’re The Dudley Boyz and we’re back!” Konnor with some forearm shots to the back yelling, “We don’t care! We’re The Ascension.” Bubba with a kick to the face and tags in D-Von. Double charge by The Dudley’s on Konnor. Konnor with knees to D-Von and tags in Viktor. D-Von with a jumping shoulder block on Viktor. Tag to Bubba. D-Von with a leg drop over Viktor as Bubba keeps him planted in a backbreaker. Bubba drops an elbow over the head of Viktor and plants him with a scoop slam. D-Von is going up for the headbutt drop, jumps and connects. Bubba tells D-Von to get the tables as the crowd chants along in Providence. Konnor cuts off D-Von with a clothesline on the outside. Viktor plants Bubba inside the ring with an STO. Tag to Konnor who is sent into Bubba with a splash that Viktor follows with a high knee. Bubba drops Konnor with a big clothesline. Hot tag to D-Von. D-Von with rights to Konnor and another jumping shoulder block. D-Von plants Viktor with a flapjack and drops Konnor with a neckbreaker. D-Von fires up the crowd and splashes Konnor in the corner. D-Von with another jumping shoulder block. Viktor breaks up the pinfall attempt. Tag to Bubba as D-Von lands a double clothesline on The Ascension. Bubba dumps Viktor out. 3D on Konnor. Bubba hooks the leg on Konnor to get the pinfall.
Winners: The Dudley Boyz
After the match, D-Von leaves the ring to get a table and sets it up inside the ring with Bubba. The New Day music hits and they walk out with anti-Dudley signs. “Save a table, break a Dudley”, “Booty” and “#GiveTablesAChance” are among the signs being held up. Xavier Woods starts up a “NO MORE TABLES” chant. Inside the ring, D-Von puts Viktor on the shoulders of Bubba and Bubba powerbombs him through a table. The Dudley’s jump up on the corners and stare down New Day.
We are back as Neville heads to the ring.
Kevin Owens vs. Neville
Lock up and Neville with a quick headlock. Neville avoids a chop from Kevin Owens in the corner. Neville with a head scissors takedown on Owens sending Owens to the outside. Neville goes for an outside shot and Owens counters dropping him with a clothesline. Owens tosses Neville back in, gets him up in a torture rack and then tosses him off his shoulders planting Neville.
We are back with Owens having Neville grounded in a headlock. Neville tries to fight back and Owens breaks it up with a clothesline and senton splash. Owens goes back to the headlock on Neville. Neville catches Owens with a kick in the corner and follows up with body shots and chops. Neville with more body shots and a big kick to the head. Neville with another kick to the head of Owens. Neville with a springboard missile dropkick on Owens and hooks the leg getting a two count. Neville with a counter landing on his feet, Owens hits the ropes chest first and Neville with a rolling through release german suplex. Owens rolls out, avoids a baseball slide from Neville and Neville catches Owens with a superkick to the jaw. Neville rolls Owens back in, goes up to the top turnbuckle, jumps down when Owens gets up, tries to springboard himself in and Owens catches Neville with a big kick to the head. Owens catches Neville with the Pop Up Powerbomb, hooks the leg and gets the win.
Winner: Kevin Owens
After the match, Kevin Owens gets up on the corner and celebrates his win.
Backstage, we see Charlotte and Becky Lynch talking. The Bella Twins cut them off. Nikki said they don’t have to like each other, but they can be civil. They want to make sure everything is okay without their leader Paige here. Becky said they have respect, integrity and loyalty. Charlotte brings up Nikki turning on Brie at SummerSlam last year.
Charlotte and Becky Lynch head to the ring.
Team B.A.D. are on commentary tonight. Brennan notes that Jimmy Uso has left the commentary table for this match due a “conflict of interest” due to his wife Naomi being out on commentary as well. Naomi adds, “Smart man.”
Charlotte & Becky Lynch vs. The Bella Twins
We start with Charlotte and Nikki Bella. Lock up and Nikki with a takedown on Charlotte. Charlotte responds with a takedown of her own. Tag to Becky Lynch. Double dropkick spot by Becky and Charlotte on Nikki. Nikki with an elbow to Becky and a sunset flip for a two count. Brie tags herself in. Double elbows and The Bella’s plant Becky. Becky responds with a quick dropkick on Brie. Becky with a series of leg drops over Brie and a tag to Charlotte. Brie avoids a knee drop by Charlotte. Brie with an ankle submission on Charlotte. Charlotte gets to the ropes to break it up. Charlotte’s leg gives out when trying a scoop slam on Brie. Charlotte with chops to Brie. Brie is lifted over to the ring apron and Charlotte with a shot that knocks Brie off the ring. Nikki misses a dive at Charlotte and then pulls Becky down as Charlotte goes for a tag. Becky drops Nikki with a big right hand. Brie then knocks Becky off the corner. Charlotte’s Web rollup on Brie for the pinfall.
Winners: Charlotte & Becky Lynch
After the match, Team B.A.D. said the win by Charlotte and Becky Lynch was just “alright.”
Later tonight, Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus.
Seth Rollins addresses Sting
WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion Seth Rollins is on his way out to the ring. We get a reminder that Rollins will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sting at Night of Champions on 9/20.
Rollins gets on the mic and says last Monday night was supposed to be the greatest night of his life. He talks about how a statue of his likeness was created in his honor was set to be unveiled in front of the entire WWE Universe. Rollins said the statue was going to move him into immortality. He reminds everyone that he was the first man to cash in the “Money in the Bank” briefcase at WrestleMania and walk out the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and also the first to carry both the WWE World Heavyweight and United States championships at the same time. Rollins those accomplishments deserve a parade or even a movie. He even suggest making August 23 a national holiday when he beat John Cena. Rollins talks about his night being ruined on Monday.
We see footage of Sting showing up in place of the Seth Rollins statue, attacking Rollins and holding up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Back in the ring, Rollins says, “Sting, I understand why you would be jealous of me. Hell, everyone is jealous of Seth Rollins.” He talks about accomplishing more in a few short years than Sting ever did in his entire career. Rollins said Sting toiled away in the minor leagues and asked Sting what gave him the right to ruin his moment in his ring. He said he isn’t afraid of a freak that walks around in face paint with a baseball bat. “It is you who should be afraid of me,” adds Rollins. Rollins said he begged Triple H for this match after Triple H told him that his one regret was not finishing Sting off at WrestleMania. He refers to Sting as an artifact and promises to finish the job Triple H started when he crushes his “old bones into dust” at Night of Champions. Rollins holds up both his titles.
Backstage, JoJo is with Sheamus. He promises to kick Dean Ambrose’s head in tonight and brags about being able to cash in his “Money in the Bank” briefcase at any moment.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback is out on his way to the ring.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback & Dolph Ziggler vs. Big Show & Rusev
We start with Ryback and Big Show. Lock up and Big Show with body shots to Ryback in the corner. Ryback stumbles to the opposite corner and then pushes Big Show forward to the corner. Ryback with shoulder charges and kicks. Big Show levels Ryback with a big charge. Big Show with a quick headbutt, goes for a chokeslam, Ryback counters, hits the ropes and levels Big Show with a leaping shoulder block. Ryback fires up in the corner, Rusev runs forward on the ring apron and Ryback drops him. Big Show drops Ryback and Rusev tags himself in. Rusev yells at Big Show to get out as we head to a commercial break.
We are back with Rusev keeping Ryback grounded in a headlock. Ryback fights out with rights. Rusev with a dropkick on Ryback. We see shots of Lana and Summer Rae looking on at ringside. Rusev with a big stomp over the ribs of Ryback. Rusev drops an elbow over Ryback and taunts the audience in attendance. Rusev teases tagging Big Show in and then laughs backing away. Rusev with kicks to the body of Ryback. Ryback with right hands. Rusev drops him with an elbow. Ryback responds with a quick spinebuster planting Rusev. Tags to Ziggler and Big Show. Ziggler with two dropkicks and a splash to Big Show in the corner. Big Show catches Ziggler on a second splash attempt and Ziggler brings him down with a big DDT. Ziggler drops Big Show with a superkick, cover and Big Show powers out after two. Big Show blocks another superkick attempt, chokes Ziggler, Ziggler counters, kicks out the leg of Big Show, attempts a Fameasser, Big Show counters lifting Ziggler up and then drops Ziggler down face first on the mat. Big Show with a knockout punch on Ziggler. Rusev tags himself in, kicks Ryback off the ring apron, pulls Ziggler to the middle of the ring and screams, “Rusev crush!” Rusev stomps on the back of Ziggler and applies The Accolade. Big Show gets in and hits Rusev with a knockout punch. Rusev falls over and Big Show leaves the ring heading to the back. We see a shot of Lana smiling and clapping at ringside. Ziggler is just starting to recover, covers Rusev and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Ryback & Dolph Ziggler
Up next, a look at the war between Jon Stewart and John Cena.
We are back and get highlights from SummerSlam between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. Footage from RAW on Monday night is shown of Lesnar destroying Bo Dallas
WWE shows off all the mainstream media coverage of Jon Stewart being involved with SummerSlam this past Sunday. We see footage from RAW on Monday night with John Cena attacking Stewart.
Backstage, we see Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Ambrose said he will teach Sheamus to respect him tonight. He talks about hating The Wyatt Family and Reigns tells him to focus on Sheamus tonight.
Sheamus heads to the ring. Our main event is next.
We are back and Dean Ambrose heads to the ring fired up.
Sheamus vs. Dean Ambrose
The bell rings and Sheamus works over Ambrose in the corner right away with kicks and right hands. Sheamus pulls Ambrose into him connecting with a big clothesline. Sheamus quickly tosses Ambrose out and follows landing a right hand over the announce table. Ambrose bounces the face of Sheamus off the announce table repeatedly. Ambrose catches Sheamus with a big elbow and tosses him into the ring barricade. Ambrose tosses Sheamus back in the ring and then connects with a clothesline sending him back over. Ambrose jumps off the announce table and catches Sheamus with a big elbow. Ambrose with repeated chops to Sheamus until Sheamus counters sending Ambrose back first into the ring barricade. Sheamus picks up Ambrose and slams him over the announce table as we head to a break.
We are back with Sheamus dropping Ambrose over the ring apron. Sheamus with a high knee to Ambrose on the ring apron. Sheamus plants Ambrose with a quick suplex and then drops a knee into the jaw of Ambrose. Sheamus works over the knee of Ambrose locking his leg around his head and lifting Ambrose’s body up in the air. Ambrose counters with rights lifting himself up and Sheamus plants Ambrose with a sitdown powerbomb. Sheamus wraps up the arms of Ambrose against the top rope and drops big forearms to the chest. Ambrose fires back with rights from the ring apron, wraps back the arms of Sheamus and drops some forearm shots of his own. Sheamus counters dropping Ambrose off the top rope. On the outside, Sheamus tries to toss Ambrose back in. Ambrose counters and drops Sheamus with a clothesline. Ambrose with body shots and chops to Sheamus back inside the ring. Ambrose drops Sheamus a few times, hits an elbow in the corner and bulldog combo. Ambrose with a rollup on Sheamus for a two count. Sheamus catches Ambrose with a boot and then misses a splash in the corner when Ambrose moves. Ambrose catches Sheamus with a suicide dive. Ambrose with a flying elbow on Sheamus from the top turnbuckle when Sheamus rolls back in for another two count. Sheamus with a high knee to Ambrose on the ring apron. Ambrose counters a Brogue Kick attempt into a rollup for another two. Sheamus counters Dirty Deeds and then eats a big clothesline from Ambrose. The lights go out. When they come back on, we see The Wyatt Family standing around the ring. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick on Ambrose, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Sheamus quickly bails as The Wyatt Family enters the ring. We hear the music of Roman Reigns. Luke Harper bails to try and cut off Reigns. Reigns is at ringside and takes out Harper with a leaping Superman Punch. Bray Wyatt stands up on the second rope behind Braun Strowman. Reigns stands up on the ring apron as Braun removes his mask. Reigns enters the ring and gets in Braun’s face. Reigns with a right. Braun barely moves. Reigns with more right hands. Braun shrugs them off and chokes Reigns to his knees. Braun lifts Reigns up and plants him down face first. Braun locks Reigns with a modified bear hug keeping Reigns lifted up off his feet. Strowman lifts Reigns up on his shoulder and drops him down planting him in the ring. Wyatt jumps down and poses over Reigns with Harper and Strowman behind him.
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