WWE SmackDown Report – 8/16/2013
The Wyatt Family make their entrance. During it, a video package of their attacks directed towards Kane are shown. Kane challenges Bray Wyatt to a “Ring of Fire” Match, to which he accepts. At Summerslam, Kane will face Bray Wyatt in said match, which is to keep everyone else out.
In the ring, Bray introduces himself and his brothers. Wyatt says that his actions have been misinterpreted. Wyatt says he will clarify with a story. Wyatt speaks of a special little boy going to school, but was a coward to their words. This boy was beaten on and send him running home with tears on his face for being himself. One day, this boy would change everything. However, this boy ran away. This boy found a crutch to hide behind, and that was a mask. This boy lived this lie by disguising himself with a mask, and called himself Kane. Wyatt says he would walk on water to prove it or bite the head off a snake to taste its poison. Wyatt says at Summerslam, one man’s hell can be another’s paradise. Kane’s pyro goes off, as he is seen on the floor picking off Harper and Rowan. Kane gets in the ring, as Wyatt goes after him. Kane unloads on Bray, but is temporarily saved by Harper and Rowan. Wyatt then takes out Kane, as Luke and Erick pick up the pieces. Wyatt ends it with Sister Abigail. Wyatt kneels over Kane, telling him to follow the buzzards.
Damien Sandow is outside the ring, as he handcuffs his briefcase to the ring. Christian makes his way to the ring.
Mr. Money in the Bank Damien Sandow vs. Christian
Sandow gets the attack on Christian, picking him up. Christian gets away, and trips Sandow into the ropes. Christian goes for a slap, but Sandow moves. Sandow goes for an Elbow Drop, but Christian escapes. Christian goes top rope, connecting with a Diving Crossbody to Sandow. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow drops Christian on the ropes, gut first. Sandow follows with a Running Knee Lift. Christian falls to the floor, as Sandow drags him back into the ring. Christian is locked in a Waist Lock, as he stands out. Sandow throws an elbow to his back, before throwing him to the floor. Sandow follows, throwing Christian into the steel steps. Christian’s legs drive into the stairs, as he is propelled over them.
Sandow is in control, as he has Christian grounded with a Headlock. Christian gets out of the hold, but is kneed in the gut. Sandow goes to the floor, as drags Christian. Sandow drapes him over the apron, as he knees him in the head. Sandow gets back in the ring, as he is pinned with a Sunset Flip. Sandow gets out, as he connects with a Back Bodydrop to Sandow. Christian throws some fists in the corner, as he follows with a Reverse DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Christian goes for a Diving Crossbody, but is hit with a Flip Neckbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow goes for Christian in the corner, but he escapes. Christian pins Sandow with a Sunset Flip. Kick out. Christian kicks Sandow, as he follows with a Diving European Uppercut from the middle ropes. Christian goes for the Killswitch, but Sandow gets out with a Cartwheel. Sandow connects with a Russian Legsweep. As Sandow goes for the Elbow of Distain, Christian rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Christian via pinfall
Sandow goes to attack Christian, as he takes out Sandow with a Spear. Alberto Del Rio comes from behind, attacking Christian. Del Rio grabs a mic, saying Christian will never be World Heavyweight Champion again. Alberto goes for a Cross Armbreaker, but Christian reverses and plants Del Rio with a Killswitch.
Backstage, Renee Young interviews Rob Van Dam about his thoughts on his United States Championship Match. RVD says it has been awhile since he has had some gold, but will work towards it. Young asks Van Dam if they are worried about the other members of the Shield, as Mark Henry and Big Show appear. Show says he has unfinished business with the Shield, as they will become the hunted. Henry says they will act as a Shield for Van Dam in his match with Ambrose. Rob finishes saying their trio will defeat the Shield.
Kaitlyn and Natalya make their way to the ring. AJ Lee and Layla make their way to the ring.
WWE Diva’s Champion AJ Lee and Layla vs. Kaitlyn and Natalya
Layla and Natalya start off, as they lock up. Natalya connects with a Headlock Takeover. Layla transitions into a pin, and then a Headscissors. Natalya does a Kip Up out of it, as Layla pins her again. Layla connects with an Arm Drag, but is pinned. Natalya goes after AJ, as Layla tries to get Natalya away. The ref is distracted, as Lee kicks her in the head. Layla gets the attack on Natalya in the corner, as AJ is tagged. Lee connects with a Sleeper Hold, as she goes for the tag. Lee throws her down, and pushes Kaitlyn. AJ reconnects the Sleeper Hold. Natalya throws AJ off, and tags Kaitlyn. Lee is taken out with a Running Shoulder Tackle. Kaitlyn connects with a Clothesline in the corner, and follows with a Pendulum Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. AJ runs the ropes, but is caught in a Gutbuster. Pin, but a break from Layla. Natalya takes Layla out, but not enough. Layla gets a cheap shot on the Kaitlyn, as AJ wins with a Shining Wizard.
Winners: AJ Lee and Layla via pinfall
Backstage, Renee Young talks with Ryback about not being on the Pay Per View on Sunday. Ryback mocks her, and continues by saying he is not on because everyone is afraid of him. Ryback gets distracted, as someone behind the camera is looking at him. Ryback beats him up a little, then going back to Young, saying that people are definitely scared of him.
A CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar video package is shown.
The Shield make their way to the ring.
Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring. Mark Henry makes his way to the ring. Big Show makes his way to the ring.
The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose and Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) vs. Rob Van Dam, Big Show and Mark Henry
Seth and Mark start off, as Henry takes Rollins to his corner. Henry connects with a Bodyslam. RVD is tagged, as he comes in the ring with a Diving Superkick. Van Dam follows with a Rolling Thunder Monkey Flip. Van Dam connects with a Standing Moonsault. Pin, but a kick out. Dean Ambrose is tagged, as he takes out RVD from behind. Ambrose punches Van Dam in the corner. Reigns is tagged, as he goes for a pin. Reigns connects with a Bodyslam, as he pins again. Kick out. Roman connects with a Headlock, as RVD elbows out. Van Dam is brought to a halt with a headbutt. Roman takes out Henry on the apron, but is hit himself with a kick by RVD. Big Show and Ambrose are tagged, as Dean takes a huge Back Bodydrop. Show cleans house with the Shield, as he goes to run the ropes. Roman, on the floor, pulls the ropes down. Show falls, as Henry takes out Reigns, throwing him over the announce table. Rollins dive on Henry, as Ambrose waits in the ring. Show gets back in, as he connects with a KO Punch to Ambrose. Dean falls cold, as RVD is tagged. Van Dam connects with a Five Star Frog Splash for the win.
Winners: Rob Van Dam, Big Show and Mark Henry via pinfall
Miz is already in the ring. Jack Swagger, with Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro, make their way to the ring. Zeb Colter cuts a promo on Miz, saying everyone should be ashamed, because they have allowed this country to get the way it was. Colter says if Hollywood had any sense, Swagger and Cesaro would star in a “Real American Story.” They finish with a “We the People.”
The Miz vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro
They lock up, as Swagger takes Miz to the corner. Miz gets out, punching Swagger in the corner. Swagger powers him around, but Miz gets away. Miz kicks out the leg of Swagger, as he goes for the knee. Miz kicks Swagger from the corner, but Swagger connects with a Belly to Belly Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger connects with a Lariat, as he does pushups on Miz’s back. Miz is taken out with some shoulder tackles. Miz grabs Swagger, and connects with a Backbreaker followed by a Neckbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger goes for a Chop Block, but is taken out with a DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Miz runs the ropes, going for a kick. Swagger grabs Miz, but is pushed into the corner. Miz connects with a corner Larait. Cesaro goes after Miz, but the ref watches. The ref kicks out Cesaro and Colter from ringside. Miz slides into the ring, and rolls up Swagger for the win.
Winner: The Miz via pinfall
Zack Ryder is in the ring. Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring.
Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman vs. Zack Ryder
Axel is rolled up, as he kicks out. Ryder connects with two Arm Drags, as Ryder connects with a Hammerlock. Axel elbows Ryder in the face, as he is put in the corner. Ryder is whipped, but connects with a Flapjack. Pin, but a kick out. Axel runs to the floor, as Ryder follows. When the get back into the ring, Ryder is attacked. Ryder is put in a Suplex, but gets out. Ryder connects with a Missile Dropkick. Ryder follows with an Corner Elbow Strike. Ryder goes for the Broski Boot, but rolls away. Ryder kicks him on the floor, as he goes in through the top rope. Ryder hits the mat, as Axel takes advantage. Axel connects with a Saito Suplex. Axel finishes with a Hangman Facebuster.
Winner: Curtis Axel via pinfall
Paul Heyman grabs a mic.
Heyman is in the ring, addressing what happen last week on Raw. Heyman congratulates Punk for outsmarting him. Punk used a camera, and smashed Brock Lesnar in the face with it. Heyman says the dynamic on getting revenge has shifted, as Punk is the target of revenge. That very vengeance will come in the form of Brock Lesnar.
A John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan video package is shown.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.
No DQ Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
They lock up, as Daniel is backed into the corner. Wade goes for a punch, but Daniel moves. Bryan grabs Barrett’s leg, and connects with a Dragon Screw. Daniel follows with a Romero Special, but slams the knees instead. Daniel connects with an Uppercut. Daniel is whipped, as he is kneed in the gut. Wade stomps away at Bryan, as he throws him into the corner. Wade whips Daniel, as he backflips out of the corner. Daniel connects with a Clothesline, taking Wade out of the ring. Bryan goes for a dive, but Wade moves. Barrett then slams Bryan into the barricade. Wade goes for a Big Boot, but gets caught on the barricade. Daniel connects with kicks to the chest of Barrett, as he falls into the time keeper’s area. Daniel introduces a table into the match, but is taken out by Barrett. Daniel is slammed in the announce table, and thrown into the steel steps. Barrett grabs a Kendo Stick, as he hits Bryan with it. Daniel takes it, but Barrett retreats to the floor. Daniel then dives with a Suicide Dive onto him. Daniel goes top rope, connecting with a Missile Dropkick. Vince McMahon interrupts.
Barrett connects with a Neckbreaker, and pins. Kick out. Barrett sets up a table into the corner, as he picks up Bryan. Barrett goes for a Powerbomb, but is taken out with a Frankensteiner. Daniel goes on the apron, connecting with a Busaiku Knee. Bryan throws kicks to Barrett, but is taken out with a Suplex. Barrett then throws Bryan into the ring post. Barrett grabs a chair, and enters the ring. Barrett brutalizes Bryan with the chair. Barrett goes to the second rope, with the chair, and dives. Bryan moves away, avoiding the attack. Bryan gets hyped, as he connects with multiple Dropkicks in the corner. Bryan grabs the Kendo Stick, as he hits Barrett with it and kicks. Barrett rolls up Bryan, but he reverses into the Yes Lock. McMahon drags the ref out of the ring, as Barrett taps. Barrett connects with a Bull Hammer, as Brad Maddox runs to the ring as the ref. Bryan kicks out. Barrett goes for a Pumphandle Slam, but is taken out with a kick. Bryan pins, but Maddox doesn’t pin. Barrett grabs a Kendo Stick and goes for Bryan, but hits Maddox. Bryan then pushes Barrett through the table. McMahon grabs the ref shirt, as he goes in the ring. Triple H makes his way to the ring, with a referee shirt. Daniel Bryan connects with a Diving Headbutt for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via pinfall
Randy Orton makes his way to the ramp, as he stares at Bryan to end the show.
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