Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Date: January 24, 2014
Commentators: Josh Matthews and JBL
Welcome to this week’s SmackDown.
The Real Americans, with Zeb Colter, are in the ring. Colter speaks of one of the American’s opponents being the Big Show, who attack a war veteran for no reason. Colter refers to the screen while he shows his act of bravery. Colter says his partner is Rey Mysterio, who hides behind his mask. Colter says they don’t even have a tag name. Colter decides to call them Border Hopping Bullies, El Gordio and Jumping Bean and Tacos Suprimos (Hold the Salsa). Colter says they are a big part of the problem with this country.
Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring. Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Big Show and Rey Mysterio vs. The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger) w/ Zeb Colter
Swagger and Show lock up, as Jack is thrown across the ring. Jack goes for it again, but is powered away. Cesaro is tagged, as he tries the same. Cesaro is thrown from the corner into the opposite. Show powers Antonio around the ring, until whipping him into the turnbuckles. Show connects with a Body Slam. Show lays him down, as does a Curbstomp like move. Show picks Cesaro up, as drops him to the mat. Cesaro is thrown to the floor, as Mysterio is tagged. Rey gets off the apron with a Seated Senton to Cesaro and a Frankensteiner to Swagger on the floor.
Cesaro has Mysterio in a Headlock, as Mysterio gets out. Mysterio does a Wheelbarrow Roll Up, but a kick out. Cesaro reverses it into a Cesaro Swing, for 5 rotations. Swagger is tagged, as they both connect with a Back Elbow to Mysterio. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger stomps Mysterio into the corner. Cesaro does the same when the ref is turned. Swagger does a Catapult to Mysterio in the ropes. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger locks in a Butterfly Lock, while Mysterio is grounded. Swagger throws him into the corner, but Mysterio fights away. Rey sends Jack into the corner, with a Headscissors. Swagger stops the tag to Show, while getting Cesaro. Mysterio reverses a Backbreaker from Cesaro into a Double DDT to the Americans. Show is tagged, as he powers the two across the ring. Show puts them both in the corner, and does a Double Hip Toss to them. Swagger is thrown to the floor, as Cesaro is hit with a 619. Cesaro turns and gets a KO Punch. Mysterio is tagged, as he climbs off Show’s shoulders, and connects with a Splash for the win.
Winners: Big Show and Rey Mysterio (Pinfall)
Paul Heyman comes out, saying Show should enjoy his celebration. Heyman says he advises that Show does that because there will be nothing for him to celebrate at Royal Rumble. Heyman says to his credit, Show powered Lesnar around. That’s why at Royal Rumble, beating Show will not be enough. Heyman says after Show suffers, and beats him, the rest of the WWE Universe will be conquered.
Brodus Clay is in the ring. The Miz makes his way to the ring. Before the match, Bad News Barrett rises from the stage requesting decorum. Barrett talks about the main event, saying it has star power. Barrett says in the meantime, everyone must watch one of the worst matches in WWE history: Clay vs. Miz. Barrett starts a Miz is awful chant.
The Miz vs. Brodus Clay
Clay takes Miz into the corner, and powers him out. Clay connects with an Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Clay takes Miz to the corner, and follows up with an Exploder Suplex. Miz takes advantage of distracted Clay, after BNB was talking about him, as Miz connects with a DDT.
Winner: The Miz (Pinfall)
Miz runs up to Barrett trying to take down the risen podium.
A Royal Rumble statistics video is shown.
WWE Diva’s champion AJ Lee vs. Cameron in a non-title match
AJ throws her down to the mat by her hair. Lee throws Cameron into the corner, and connects with stomps. Naomi is thrown to the opposite corner, but is kicked. Cameron throws AJ by her hair. Cameron connects with a Dropkick. Cameron connects with an Axe Drop Kick. Pin, but a kick out. AJ rolls up Cameron, but a kick out. AJ connects with a Shining Wizard for the win.
Winner: AJ Lee (Pinfall)
After the match, Cameron and Naomi are attacked. Cameron and Snuka are taken to the floor. Naomi takes out AJ, as they retreat.
Dean Ambrose speaks of the Royal Rumble match, and their dreams of main eventing Wrestlemania. Dean says it will be different, because these dogs are hungry. Rollins says any Superstar that goes into the ropes will be render to causalities. Roman says he will step up and win the match, and main event at Wrestlemania.
Rybaxel is in the ring. Los Matadores make their way to the ring.
Rybaxel (Ryback and Curtis Axel) vs. Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando) w/ El Torito
Ryback starts kicking Fernando, and whips him. Ryback powers him up, and does a Body Slam. Ryback connects with a Leg Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Axel is tagged, as they both throw strikes. Axel is whipped, as he connects with a Dropkick. Axel takes Fernando to the corner, as Ryback is tagged. Ryback connects with another Body Slam, and a Splash. Pin, but a kick out. Ryback fights him down, and goes to the second rope. Ryback goes for a Splash, but Fernando puts his knees up. Axel and Diego are tagged, as Axel is taken out with a Corkscrew. Diego connects with a Hammerlock DDT. Pin, but broken pin. Axel and Fernando are taken to the floor. Diego goes for a dive, but is rolled up.
Winners: Rybaxel (Pinfall)
Torito does a Headscissors Take Over to Axel, as he goes to the floor. Diego and Torito dive onto the group.
CM Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk says the Authority’s lap dog Kane announcing that he was #1v in the Royal Rumble. Punk says it makes him wonder how well they pay attention since it’s been almost a decade. Punk said that’s what you expect from Vince’s wicked daughter and doofus son-in-law. Punk says what they do motivates him in becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Punk says many have said that he has done it all. Punk said he has never won a Royal Rumble. Punk says it will probably be the most difficult match of his career. Punk says he will do everything in his power to be the last man standing. Kane interrupts.
Kane wishes Punk the best of luck in the match. Kane says many say #1 is nearly impossible, but Punk has a .000000186% chance at winning. Kane says since he is the Best in the World, it should put the odds in his favor. Punk says he doesn’t want to hear about the odds. Punk says he is disappointed in what happened to Kane. Punk says when he handed in his mask, he also lost his manhood. Punk says being #1 will be tough, but they have done it before. Punk says the best will do it, and he has been the best since day one.
A Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt video package is shown.
Primetime Players are in the ring. The Wyatt Family make their way to the ring.
The Wyatt Family (Like Harper and Erick Rowan) w/ Bray Wyatt vs. Primetime Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil)
Harper takes Darren into the corner, with elbows. Young fights out, but is stopped with a Big Boot. Rowan is tagged, as he connects with a Fallaway Slam. Rowan throws knees in the corner, as Harper is tagged. Rowan whips Harper into Titus with a Big Boot. Young is then whipped into Harper with a Discus Lariat for the win.
Winners: Wyatt Family (Pinfall)
Bray gets in the ring, and does a Sister Abigail to Young. Wyatt says at the Royal Rumble, he won’t just defeat Daniel Bryan, he will hurt him. Then Wyatt says he will change the world. Wyatt says they won’t comprehend, but they won’t deny him anymore. Daniel Bryan interrupts.
Bryan tells Bray to listen to the people, as they chant. Bryan says they fear not the reapers or burning with the saints. When they look across the ring, Bryan won’t be trapped in Wyatt’s prison of madness, but Wyatt will be trapped in his. Bryan says he will show Wyatt a monster. A Yes chant ends it.
Fandango is in the ring. Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring.
Kofi Kingston vs. Fandango
Fandango locks in a Side Headlock, but is backed into the ropes. Fandango connects with a shoulder, but is taken out with a Spinning Back Elbow. Pin, but a kick out. Kingston kicks an oncoming Fandango, and throws him to the floor. Kingston jumps off the steps, but Fandango sidesteps him. Fandango pins in the ring, but a kick out. Fandango throws elbows to the neck. Kingston is whipped to the corner, as he comes out with a Dropkick. Kingston starts connects with chops. Fandango catches Kofi, and connects with a Swinging Enziguri. Pin, but a kick out. Fandango goes top rope, but jumps off. Fandango tries to escape, but is hit with a Trouble in Paradise.
Winner: Kofi Kingston (Pinfall)
A John Cena vs. Randy Orton video package is shown.
The Shield make their way to the ring. The Outlaws make their way to the ring.
10-Man Tag Team Match: The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) and The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn and Road Dogg) vs. Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston, Tag Team Champions The Brotherhood (Cody Rhodes and Goldust) and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)
Seth and Jimmy start off, as Uso is taken to the corner. Seth stomps away and whips him. Seth is taken out with a shoulder. Rollins does a Leapfrog, but goes after Jimmy. Uso connects with a Full Nelson Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Jey is tagged, as they do a Double Elbow Drop. Pin, but kick out. Dean is tagged, as he is taken out with strikes from Jey. Dean whips Jey, but is taken out with a chop. Jimmy is tagged, as he does a Double Axe Handle. Jey is tagged as he spears Dean in the corner. Big E is tagged, as he follows with the same. Langston powers Dean over his shoulder. Dean runs to Langston, but is caught in a Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Langston runs to Dean, but is kicked in the face. Roman is tagged, as he connects with a Flying Lariat. Pin, but a kick out. Roman stomps E in the corner, as Dean is tagged. Ambrose sets up Langston in the ropes, but is caught in a Belly-to-belly. Rhodes is tagged, as he cleans house. Rhodes connects with an Uppercut. Billy Gunn is tagged, as he takes out Rhodes with a Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out.
Rhodes rolls up Rollins, but a kick out. Seth takes out Cody with a Back Elbow. Gunn is tagged, as he connects with a Fist Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Billy locks in a Headlock. Rhodes stands out, but is brought back down. Roman is tagged, as he takes Cody out. Roman puts Rhodes in the ropes, clubbing his back. Roman locks in a Cravate, and Dean tags. Ambrose throws fists, and chokes Cody in the ropes. Dean connects with a Front Powerslam. Pin, but a kick out. Dean stomps on Cody’s hand. Dean sits Rhodes on the top rope, following him up. Dean is knocked back. Rollins grabs Rhodes for a Suplex, but he is knocked to the floor. Roman tags himself, as he is kicked away from Cody. Rhodes connects with a Moonsault. Road Dogg and Goldust are tagged, as Goldust cleans house. Gunn steps in, but gets a Frankensteiner and is sent to the floor. Road Dogg is hit with a Scoop Slam. Pin, bit a kick out. Goldust goes fora Final Cut, but Rollins does a high knee. Big E goes for a Big Ending to Rollins, but Roman connects with a Spear. Jimmy does a Corkscrew to Roman, as Jey Superkicks. The Usos go for a dive, but Jimmy is taken to the floor. Billy connects with a Fameasser to one of the Usos, while Billy does a Pumphandle Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes does a Disaster Kick and pins, but a riot ensues.
The participants of the match start brawling, as Royal Rumble match members run out, including CM Punk.