Location: Worchester, MA
Date: January 17, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
Welcome to this week’s Smackdown.
The New Age Outlaws make their way to the ring. The two do their normal introduction. Cody Rhodes and Goldust make their way to the ring.
WWE tag team champions The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes and Goldust) vs. The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn) in a non-title match
Goldust and James start off, as Dogg backs Goldust into the corner. Goldust gets out, and connects with a slap. Jesse goes for a handshake, but starts connecting with jabs. Goldust connects with a Chin Breaker, and takes James to the corner with fists. Goldust is whipped to the corner, as he gets out with a Springboard Back Elbow. Gunn is tagged, as Goldust takes him to the floor. Billy tags Jesse, as he goes to stop Goldust from the tag. James is hit with a Scoop Slam. Rhodes is tagged, as well as Gunn, as Cody cleans house. Cody connects with a high knee to Gunn. Road Dogg gets in the ring, but misses. Rhodes connects with a Missile Dropkick to both. Goldust takes Dogg to the floor with him. Gunn goes for the Fameasser, but Cody reverses into a Cross Rhodes attempt. Billy reverses that into a Tilt-a-whirl Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Again, Gunn goes for the Fameasser, but gets hit with a Disaster Kick. Vickie Guerrero interrupts. Guerrero begins speaking about the Royal Rumble, as Gunn rolls up Rhodes for the win.
Winners: New Age Outlaws (Pinfall)
Backstage, Renee Young asks CM Punk about the possible rumor for later tonight.. Punk confirms the rumor that he plans on calling out the Shield tonight.
Paul Heyman is welcomed to the ring. Heyman introduces himself, and says he stands there as the advocate to the obvious #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Brock Lesnar. Heyman says he doesn’t want to be there, but must address Big Show throwing Lesnar across the ring. Heyman says Lesnar got into a fight with Mark Henry, he was attacked by the Big Show. Heyman says Show gave the impression that he could match Lesnar’s strengths. Heyman admits Show has size, but at the Royal Rumble, Lesnar will conquer the Big Show. Heyman says he has been through many wars with Brock Lesnar, and fears no one due to that. Heyman says Show’s antics may work with Zeb Colter, but he is beside the Beast Incarnate. Big Show interrupts.
Heyman tries to get Show to stop, but as Show gets in the ring, Heyman runs through the crowd. Show says he knows that Heyman and Lesnar are afraid. A highlight from Raw is shown, where Big Show threw Lesnar across the ring. Show says he knows Heyman, and was a Heyman Guy before it was cool. Show says at Royal Rumble, he is knocking Brock Lesnar out.
Alberto Del Rio is in the ring. Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring. Rey gets a mic, as he says Del Rio is worried about Batista. Mysterio says he should be worried about him.
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio gets on the attack, with kicks. Del Rio pulls Mysterio’s arm in the ropes. Del Rio runs the ropes, but is sent through the center rope. Mysterio kicks Alberto through the ropes. Mysterio dives off the apron, and connects with a Plancha. Del Rio ties Mysterio in the corner, and connects with an Enziguri to his midsection.
Mysterio connects with a Seated Senton off the top rope. Mysterio sets up Del Rio for the 619, but is hit with a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for a Sunset Flip, but Mysterio rolls out and connects with a Roundhouse. Pin, but a kick out. Mysterio goes top rope, but Del Rio connects with a Enziguiri to his head. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for a Cross Armbreaker, but Mysterio gets out. Mysterio connects with a Tornado DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes again, but is thrown into the ropes with a wheelbarrow. Mysterio connects with a 619. Mysterio goes to for Droppin’ the Dime, but Del Rio puts his knees up. Alberto misses with a Superkick, as Mysterio rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio (Pinfall)
Del Rio attacks Mysterio, and locks him in a Cross Armbreaker.
The Funkadactlys make their way to the ring. They point to Emma, who is in the crowd dancing.
Naomi w/ Cameron vs. Tamina Snuka w/ AJ Lee
Tamina picks up Naomi and seats her on the rope, and pushes her to the floor. Tamina whips Noami, and drops her what looked like on her face. Tamina locks in a Chinlock. Tamina does a Catapult to Naomi in the ropes. Naomi runs the ropes, and connects with a Spinning Calf Kick. Naomi connects with a Full Nelson Slam. AJ and Naomi fight on the floor, as Tamina gets involved. Naomi rolls her up, but a kick out. Naomi connects with an Enziguri, and follows with a Split Legged Moonsault for the win.
Winner: Naomi (Pinfall)
A Mae Young memoriam video is shown.
A highlight from Raw is shown, between The Usos and The Wyatts. Daniel turned on Bray following the match, resulting in an awesome yes chant.
The Wyatt Family enters the ring. Wyatt says as a child, he wanted nothing more in life than to be powerful like his father. Wyatt says he tried to be just like him, but is was never good enough. Wyatt says he was never there for him. Wyatt says his father betrayed him, and cast him out with the sheep. Wyatt says when he gasped for air calling for help, Sister Abigail saved. Wyatt says she sang the sweetest songs he has heard. Wyatt says he became obsessed with her power, and she told her he would be betrayed again. Wyatt says on Raw, he knew he had to sacrifice himself so that he may be resurrected into the creature he was born to be. Wyatt says he is already dead, so he doesn’t bleed like one of everyone else. Wyatt says Daniel could walk with the reapers, but will now burn with the saints.
Backstage, Renee Young speaks to Punk again as he wants to call out The Shield and The New Age Outlaws. Young asks him if that is career suicide. Punk says it’s a gift, saying he is giving The Authority an opportunity to shut him up. Punk says they are getting what they want, and he will get what he wants.
Big E Langston makes his way to the ring. Fandango makes his way to the ring.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston vs. Fandango in a non-title match
Fandango tries to whip Big E, but is hit with a Backbreaker. Fandango rolls to the floor. Fandango gets back, throwing strikes to Big E. Fandango connects with a European Uppercut, and runs the ropes. Langston jumps over him, and knocks him over with a Shoulder Tackle. Big E spears Fandango in the corner. When Langston goes again, he is kneed in the head. Fandango takes him to the floor, as he smashes his shoulder into the ring post. Fandango throws Langston into the barricade, and back into the ring. Fandango works on the arm of Langston. Fandango locks in an Arm Bar, as he connects with a Dropkick to Langston. Pin, but a kick out. Fandango locks in another Arm Bar, but Langston throws him to the floor. Fandango is knocked to the floor. Langston connects with a Belly-to-belly Suplex, followed by a Running Splash. Langston goes for the Big Ending, but Fandango gets out. Fandango kicks Langston in the arm from the corner. Langston tackles Fandango, and connects with a Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston (Pinfall)
An Ultimate Warrior Hall of Fame video is shown.
Backstage, Renee Young interviews The Shield. Young questions if they have a plan at the Royal Rumble. Dean says they a machine that won’t break down. Ambrose questions what the other 27 Superstars are going to do. Young asks Ambrose hypothetical questions, as Dean says he is a trust worthy guy. Rollins says Dean couldn’t even throw him over. Dean says he was kidding, and would throw Rollins out. Roman says if it has to do with main eventing Wrestlemania, one of them will win it.
A WWE Network trailer is shown.
The Real Americans make their way to the ring, with Zeb Colter in a wheelchair. Colter complains about his injury and says he hopes Brock Lesnar treats Big Show the way he treated Colter. The Usos make their way to the ring.
The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger) w/ Zeb Colter
Swagger and Jimmy lock up, as Swagger is hit with chops. Uso is whipped into the corner, as Cesaro is tagged. Antonio connects with a spear to Jimmy in the corner. Cesaro connects with a European Uppercut and tags Swagger. Jack attacks Jimmy, and tags back. Cesaro does the same, and tags Jack back in. Swagger whips Uso, and tags Cesaro. Jack helps Cesaro, as he connects in the corner. Pin, but a kick out.
Cesaro slams Jimmy, and does a Giant Swing for 10 rotations. Swagger is tagged, as he connects with a Belly-to-belly. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger locks in a Front Facelock. Jimmy slaps Swagger, and kicks him and Cesaro in their corner. Jimmy connects with a Corkscrew Senton. Jey is tagged, as he cleans house. Jey connects with a hip attack in the corner, and pins. Kick out. Jey goes for a Superkick, that is caught. Jey reverses it into a Samoan Drop. Pin, but Cesaro breaks it. Jimmy and Cesaro are brought to the floor, as Swagger locked in the Patriot Lock. Jimmy connects with a Superkick and takes Cesaro to the floor. Cesaro hides behind Colter, as they circle around him. Cesaro is pushed into the barricade and Jimmy pushes Colter into Cesaro. Jey connects with an Electric Chair, as Jimmy is tagged. Jimmy connects with a Diving Splash for the win.
Winners: The Usos (Pinfall)
CM Punk is welcomed to the ring. Punk says he isn’t out here because he is a masochist, but he isn’t a coward. Punk says he isn’t an idiot, but it looks like he is. Punk says he is surely to get slaughtered by calling out all five guys. Punk says the Authority will always do what is in their power to shut him up. Punk says they will send the Shield, Outlaws, Inlaws, Ultimate Warrior, Dingo Warrior or the Road Warriors; but when he talks people listen. Punk says Triple H lucked into his power, and presses his boot into anyone to feed his ego and hides behinds his wife. The Shield and The Outlaws interrupt.
Kane comes out, calling for them to stand down. Kane gets in the ring and says the Authority doesn’t want it this way. Kane says there has been a misunderstanding saying his paranoia is getting the better of him. The Authority wants Punk to main event Wrestlemania. Kane says his main objective is to treat Punk with the respect he deserves. Kane says he has his word. Punk says his word means nothing when it comes from a sell-out. Kane calls for the attack. Kane gets in the ring, and Chokeslams Punk to end the show.