WWE SmackDown Report – 7/19/2013
Teddy Long is in the ring, welcoming everyone to the show. Long says mostly everyone knows of Brad Maddox being the Raw General Manager. Long says he doesn’t know of Maddox’s qualifications, but knows they are better than Vickie Guerrero. Long says Mr. McMahon is here to give Teddy Long a job evaluation. Long asks the crowd if he should be permanent GM. This brings out Booker T. Long is thanked by Booker in his time of absence. Booker says he is ready to go back to being the General Manager. Mr. McMahon interrupts.
McMahon gets the crowd hyped from Booker and Long. McMahon stresses that he doesn’t want dissension between the two, and will make the decision of who will become the actual General Manager. McMahon asks Long what match he would make to impress. Curtis Axel vs. Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Championship is announced. Booker announces Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton as his match. Brad Maddox interrupts.
Brad asks for a word with Vince. McMahon asks what Maddox is doing here. Brad says he should become the General Manager of Smackdown also. Maddox was going to suggest the matches that Booker and Long announced, but also announces the return of Rob Van Dam to Smackdown. McMahon has his decision. A drum roll plays, as Vickie Guerrero is announced as the Smackdown GM. Guerrero comes to the ring, hugging Mr. McMahon. Guerrero thanks Mr. McMahon, but follows by blaming the people why she lost her job on Raw. For that, she says she hates each and every single one of them. Guerrero says she is back with power and there is nothing anyone can do about it. Guerrero reintroduces herself as the permanent General Manager of Smackdown.
Jack Swagger is in the ring. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro
Dolph connects with a roll up, but a kick out. Dolph struts. They lock up, as Swagger connects with an elbow to the face. Dolph runs the ropes, as he kicks a bowing ZIggler. Dolph goes for the Fameasser, but is pushed into the ropes. Swagger goes to the floor to regroup, but gets back in the ring. Ziggler punches Swagger in the corner, but is taken to the mat with a slam. Dolph connects with a Dropkick. Swagger rolls to the floor, as Ziggler follows. Swagger is put back in the ring, as Ziggler goes to follow. When the ref is turned, Cesaro trips him into a European Uppercut. The ref kicks out Cesaro and Colter. Swagger gets back into the ring, but is rolled into a Small Package. Kick out. Ziggler is picked up, as he rolls out again. Kick out. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock, but Ziggler reverses. Swagger is then hit with a Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall
Ziggler gets on the mic, saying he dumped AJ. Ziggler apologizes… that he didn’t do it any sooner.
Backstage, AJ and Big E are watching a screen. AJ rages, as Big E comforts her. AJ begins slapping him, but he hugs her. They look like they are going to kiss, but Langston kisses her on the head instead.
Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way to the ring.
A highlight from Raw is shown, where the Shield attacked Mark Henry.
The Usos attack Rollins and Reigns before the match begins. Dean Ambrose enters the fight, as the Shield gets the upper hand on the Usos. Mark Henry makes the save, taking out the Shield.
Wade Barrett is in the ring. Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
They lock up, as Bryan is backed into the corner. Barrett goes for an elbow, but Daniel reverses. Daniel runs the ropes, but is caught by Wade. Bryan is laid out on the corner, and kneed in the gut. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett connects with a Slingshot Pendulum Backbreaker. Bryan is locked in a Surfboard Stretch, but Daniel gets out. Elbows are thrown to Barrett, as he is taken into the corner. Daniel throws a flurry of kicks to Barrett. Wade connects with one of his own to Daniel’s gut. Daniel does a backflip out of the corner. Barrett is locked in the Yes Lock and taps.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via submission
Brad Maddox comes up to Vickie Guerrero, saying he likes how things o full circle. Since Maddox is the GM of Raw and she is the GM of Smackdown, Brad asks if they are even now. Guerrero says she should shake on it, but smacks him in the face.
Miz is in the ring, welcoming everyone to Miz TV. Miz says his guest cost CM Punk his opportunity at the WWE Championship. Miz begrudgingly welcomes Paul Heyman to the ring. Heyman enters the ring. Miz would ask him a question, but knows he will lie. Miz says Heyman is beneath contempt. Heyman puts over Brock Lesnar, saying he has his sight set on CM Punk. Heyman says it pains him, because he still has love for his former best friend. Heyman tells Punk to stay down, go home, leave the WWE behind and never try to get back up again. If Punk ever shows his face again, Brock Lesnar will take that as an act of provocation. Miz says he understands why he lies. When Heyman tells the truth, it is even uglier than they Heyman we all know. Miz says he is revolted by Heyman, and the fact that he swore on his children and lied. Miz drops the mic and leaves. Heyman says he wants to introduce Curtis Axel, who beat Miz at Money in the Bank. Axel makes his way to the ring.
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Curtis Axel (c) vs. Chris Jericho
They lock up, as Axel gets a Side Headlock applied. Jericho pushes Axel against the ropes, but is taken down with a shoulder. Axel continues to run the ropes, but is taken out with a Dropkick. Axel is Clotheslined to the floor. Jericho connects with a Baseball Slide to Axel on the floor. Axel is rolled back into the ring, as Jericho goes top rope. Jericho connects with a Flying Elbow Smash. Pin, but a kick out. Axel hard whips Jericho into the corner. Pin, but a kick out. Axel locks in an Arm Bar, but Jericho punches out. A flurry of chops follow. Jericho is whipped, but connects with an elbow. Jericho reverses a Lariat into a Northern Lights Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Axel goes for a Lariat, but Jericho ducks. Axel connects with a Lariat to the back of his head instead. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho goes top rope, and connects with a Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho goes for a Codebreaker, but Axel reverses it into a Powerbomb.
Axel has a Headlock in, but Jericho stands out. Jericho whips Axel into the corner, then diving for him. Axel moves, as Jericho hits his shoulder on the ring post. Axel connects with a Body Slam. Axel goes to the second rope, but misses with an Elbow Drop. Jericho runs the ropes, connecting with an Enziguri. Jericho chops Axel, and whips him. Jericho goes for a Bulldog, but Axel reverses it into a Single Armed Spinning Neck Breaker. Pin, but a kick out. Axel goes for a Dropkick, but Jericho grabs the ropes. Jericho connects with a Lionsault. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho picks up Axel, but Axel gets away. Axel whips Jericho to the apron, as he runs up the top rope. Jericho goes for a Double Axe Handle, but is reversed. Jericho is rolled up, but a kick out. Jericho locks in the Walls of Jericho. Axel grabs the bottom rope, breaking the hold. Jericho connects with a Springboard Plancha. Jericho throws Axel’s face into the announce table. Axel is rolled back into the ring. Jericho goes to get in, but Heyman distracts. Jericho is hit with a boot, and followed by a Reverse Spinning Neckbreaker.
Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Curtis Axel via pinfall
Ryback makes his way to the ring. Ryback kicks around Jericho, as Chris fights back. Ryback connects with a Meat Hook and Shell Shock. Ryback kicks Jericho, saying he will see him later.
Damien Sandow is in the ring, holding his Money in the Bank Briefcase. Sandow quotes, “The weak can not forgive, that is an attribute of the strong.” Sandow wants to clarify that the Money in the Bank match was every man for himself. Sandow says he didn’t screw Cody, and wonders why Rhodes attacked him this past Monday Night. Sandow says he will not react to this by spitting hatred at Rhodes. That separates himself from knuckle-dragging half wits like the crowd. Sandow says he and Cody are civilized, gentlemen and still best friends. Rhodes is brought out to explain himself. Rhodes makes his way to the ring.
Sandow says no explication is necessary. Sandow forgives Rhodes for everything. Sandow says he may have prevented him from getting the Money in the Bank, but would like to give him the honor of being protector of the case. Sandow says until he decides to cash in, Rhodes will provide it safety. Sandow says Rhodes has earned this. Rhodes hits Sandow in the head with the briefcase, then attacking Sandow. Rhodes whips the briefcase up the ramp. Sandow retreats, grabbing the case and running.
Darren Young is in the ring. Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring.
Rob Van Dam vs. Darren Young w/ Titus O’Neil
They lock up, as Young gets a Side Headlock. Young is backed into the ropes, but connects with a shoulder. RVD connects with a Bodyscissors into a pin. Kick out. RVD connects with a Spinning Heel Kick, followed by a Standing Moonsault. RVD dives with a Plancha to Young. Young enters the ring, to a Superkick. RVD goes for Rolling Thunder, but Titus is on the apron. Darren takes the attack to RVD, following with a pin. Darren locks in a Side Headlock, and takes him into the corner. RVD reverses, connecting with a Springboard Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. RVD runs the ropes, but is taken out with a Lariat. Pin, but a kick out. RVD connects with Rolling Thunder. RVD puts Darren on the apron, but is hit with a shoulder. Darren misses with a Sunset Flip, as he is kicked. Titus is also kicked off the apron. RVD goes top rope, connecting with a 5 Star Frog Splash for the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam via pinfall
The Wyatt Family are shown attacking R-Truth. Wyatt says he is the truth they all seek. R-Truth has a chair, as Wyatt holds his arms up. Wyatt dares Truth, but takes him out with a kiss goodbye and a Sister Abigail.
Backstage, Vickie Guerrero talks with Teddy Long saying they should let bygones be bygones. Long asks if she is serious, as she says hell no. Security is called, as Long is taken out of the building.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Mr. Money in the Bank Randy Orton
They lock up, as Orton headbutts Del Rio into the corner. A Larait follows. Orton connects with a flurry of fists to Del Rio. A Dropkick to the face follows. Orton continues the attack to Del Rio on the top turn buckle. Del Rio reverses a fist into an Arm Bar in the ropes. Del Rio breaks, but whips Orton into the ring post. Del Rio kicks Orton in the neck and follows with stomps. Del Rio connects with an Arm Breaker. Del Rio ties Orton’s arm in the rope. Del Rio locks in an Arm Bar to Orton, but is hit with fists. Del Rio reveres Orton’s whip, as he is pinned with a Crucifix. Kick out. Del Rio kicks Orton in the arm, following with headbutts. Orton goes to the floor, as Del Rio follows. Orton connects with a Back Suplex onto the barricade. Del Rio reverses Orton’s whip, sending Randy into the steel steps. Orton and Del Rio reenter the ring, as Del Rio goes top rope. As Del Rio jumps off, he is caught with a Dropkick. Del Rio is hit with Lariats. Orton goes for a Scoop Slam, but Del Rio grabs the ropes. Orton is kicked, but connects with a Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Orton grabs Del Rio on the apron, but is sent there himself. Del Rio connects with an Enziguri, as Orton falls to the floor. They both reenter the ring, as Orton is pinned. Kick out. Del Rio runs and kicks Orton in the back. Del Rio mocks Orton, as he goes for an RKO. Orton reveres into a Scoop Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Orton is hit with another Arm Breaker. Del Rio runs to Orton, but is sent to the apron. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Orton goes for an RKO, but is hit with a Backstabber. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for a Cross Arm Breaker, but Orton gets out. Del Rio goes for a kick, but Orton moves out of the way. Orton connects with an RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall
Orton poses as the show ends.
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