WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
Location: Wichita, KS
Date: May 17, 2013
Commentators: Josh Mathews, Michael Cole, and JBL
Welcome to this week’s Smackdown! The show begins of a teaser of what is to come tonight. After Dolph Ziggler’s concussion, Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger will battle in an I Quit Match to determine the #1 Contender at Extreme Rules. Also, Randy Orton and Big Show will both be guests on Miz TV.
The Miz is in the ring, welcoming us to the show. Miz says his two guests are bitter rivals, who will go one-on-one at Extreme Rules. Miz first introduces Randy Orton. Randy makes his way to the ring. Then Big Show makes his way to the ring. Miz says they will have an Anything Goes match this Sunday. Both have had issues since Wrestlemania, making this one of the most anticipated matches. Miz reminds us that Big Show defeated Tensai last Smackdown, but was taken out with an RKO afterwards. Miz asks if this is a preview of what is to happen at Extreme Rules. Big Show says he would expect a weasel like Miz to make a statement like that. Show says the only reason he got him was because it was from behind. Show was attacked many times by Orton, but can do anything at Extreme Rules. Show says he doesn’t need weapons, when he has on his arm. Instead of an RKO at Extreme Rules, it will be a TKO. Orton says that was an entertaining story, but the ending is inaccurate. Orton says it takes place in his hometown, but won’t allow himself to be defeated in front of his friends and family. Orton says he made the mistake of trusting Show, but can be trusted when he says he will strike down the giant. If Show isn’t careful, he might not get back up. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter interrupt.
Colter says Extreme Rules will be memorable, but because of Swagger making Del Rio say he quits. Everyone will remember the night that Jack Swagger emerges the #1 Contender. Alberto Del Rio interrupts.
Alberto tells Colter to shut up. Del Rio says everyone is tired of hearing him talk, so he will make this clear. The only thing people will remember is Alberto Del Rio becoming the #1 Contender, as Ricardo announces it. Del Rio will make Swagger quit, and send Colter back to where he came from. Mark Henry interrupts.
Henry says the only thing that will be remembered will be Mark Henry setting records. Not only that, but Sheamus being thrown, dragged and beaten across the ring. Henry says everyone is gonna remember he is the strongest man in the world, because that is what he does. Sheamus interrupts.
Sheamus says to Mark, their match will be the most memorable. Especially when he leaves Henry’s bruised body in the ring. Sheamus says why wait, as he runs to the ring with a belt in hand. The heels are cleared out of the ring, as Sheamus, Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio stand tall in the ring.
Teddy Long makes his way to the ramp. Long says with what he just saw, he is ready for Extreme Rules. Tonight, Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton and Sheamus will face Jack Swagger, Big Show and Mark Henry.
The Shield makes their way to the ring. The Usos make their way to the ring.
The Shield (Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) w/ Dean Ambrose vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)
Seth and Jimmy start off, as Rollins is taken to the corner. Jey is tagged, as Seth is taken out with a high knee. Jey whips Seth, following with a Spear. Reigns is tagged, as Jey attempts an Arm Drag. Roman stops it, reversing it into a Short Lariat. Jey is stomped in the corner. Roman whips Jey into the opposite corner, running towards him. Roman is taken out with a boot, who is then hit with a Running Hip. Seth takes Jimmy to the floor, as Roman and Jey remain in the ring. Jey goes for a Superkick, but Roman dodges. Roman then hits a Spear for the win.
Winners: The Shield via pinfall
The Shield attack Jey Uso, until Kofi Kingston makes the save. Kingston is taken to the floor, but comes back into the ring with a chair. Kingston manages to get on a shot on Ambrose, until the Shield retreat.
Teddy Long is talking backstage with the Miz, welcoming him back to Smackdown. Damien Sandow says everyone would be better off if the Miz didn’t return. Damien says there needs to be a host with decency and direction, and asks Teddy Long for the Damien Sandow Show. Long says instead, he would like to see what he can do in the ring against Miz.
A highlight from Raw is shown, when the Shield attack John Cena during their match. Afterwards, Ryback would appear. A steel chair would then be smashed into John Cena’s injured ankle.
Tons of Funk make their way to the ring.
Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay and Tensai) w/ Cameron and Naomi vs. Primetime Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil)
Clay attacks Young in the corner, throwing fists. Tensai is tagged, as he and Clay do a Sidewalk Slam. Young goes to the floor, as Tensai follows. Darren is sent back into the ring, as Titus attacks Tensai from the apron. Darren gets Tensai back into the ring, as O’Neil is tagged. Darren is thrown into Tensai from Titus, as Darren throws Titus into Tensai. O’Neil connects with shoulders in the gut of Tensai. Titus runs for a shoulder, but Tensai moves. Clay and Darren are tagged, as Clay connects with an Exploder Suplex. A Splash in the corner follows. Young is then taken out with a Body Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Tensai and Clay squish Young, following with a Double Body Press. Clay pins for the win.
Winners: Tons of Funk via pinfall
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring. Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring.
Chris Jericho vs. Antonio Cesaro
They lock up, as Cesaro backs Jericho in the corner. They lock up again, as Jericho locks in a Side Headlock. Jericho is put against the ropes, as he is taken out with a shoulder. They luck up again, as Jericho locks in a Hammerlock. Cesaro is whipped, as he is hit with a Dropkick. Jericho whips Cesaro again, as he rolls to the floor. Cesaro gets to the apron, as he and Jericho trade fists. Jericho is chopped in the corner. Cesaro runs to him in the corner, but is taken out with a Missile Dropkick. Jericho follows with multiple Dropkicks to Cesaro’s head. Cesaro gets on the apron, shouldering Jericho. They both attempts Suplexes, until Jericho connects with a Springboard Triangle Dropkick.
Cesaro has a Headlock applied, as Jericho stands out. Jericho attempts a Backslide Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro covers, but another kick out. Cesaro locks in another Headlock, as he lies on the mat. Cesaro is backed into the corner, as Jericho throws him against the ropes. Jericho takes him out with shoulders. Jericho is sent to the apron, as he connects with a Double Axe Handle off the top rope. Jericho is put in another Headlock, as he goes for the Walls of Jericho. Cesaro gets out, as Jericho attempts a Lionsault. Cesaro gets the knees up, following with a Double Stomp. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho is thrown into the corner, as he does a Float Over. Cesaro is hit with an Enziguri. Pin, but a kick out. Jericho is whipped, as he is hit with a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro locks in another Headlock, transitioning into a Neutralizer. Jericho counters into the Walls, but Cesaro gets out. Cesaro runs to a cornered Jericho, but is hit with a boot. Jericho goes top rope, but is caught with a Swiss Death Uppercut on his way down. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro taunts Jericho, going for a Gutwrench Suplex. Jericho reveres into the Walls of Jericho for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho via submission
Summer Rae comes out, dancing on the ramp. Fandango attempts an ambush, but is taken out by Jericho. Fandango gets away, as Jericho connects with a Codebreaker to Cesaro.
A Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter promo is shown. Zeb speaks of how their world view doesn’t fit in with today’s society. Zeb speaks of Benghazi, and wanting to know the real truth. Also, Police budget cuts are spoken of while criminals are running rampant. Speaking of criminals, Colter mentions Del Rio being a thief. Colter also questions the legitimacy of Dolph Ziggler’s injury. Colter says unlike Alberto Del Rio, they will never quit.
Damien Sandow is in the ring. Miz makes his way to the ring.
The Miz vs. Damien Sandow
They lock up, as Miz locks in a Side Headlock. Sandow rolls out, but is taken out with a Headlock Takeover. Sandow backs Miz into the corner, throwing shoulders to the gut of Miz. Sandow throws stomps in the corner, whipping him. Miz does a Float Over, following with a Clothesline. Sandow throws a Back Elbow, as Sandow backs to the floor. Miz jumps of the apron with a Double Axe Handle. Sandow is rolled backed into the ring, as Sandow throws knees. Sandow follows with a Suplex and Knee Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Miz is locked in an Arm Bar. Sandow connects with a Drop Toe Hold to Miz, following with a leg to the back. Sandow connects with a Russian Legsweep and Elbow of Distain. Pin, but a kick out. Sandow and Miz trade fists in the ring, as Sandow does an Irish Whip. Miz connects with a Knee Lift. Miz follows with a Lariat into the corner. Miz goes top rope, connecting with a Double Axe Handle. Miz goes for a Figure Four, but Cody Rhodes gets on the apron. Miz hits him to the floor, as Damien goes for a Back Suplex. Miz gets out, locking in a Figure Four for the win.
Winner: Miz via pinfall
Aksana is in the ring. Kaitlyn makes her way to the ring.
WWE Diva’s Champion Kaitlyn vs. Aksana
They lock up, as Kaitlyn takes Aksana down with a Waist Lock. Kaitlyn follows with a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Aksana whips Kaitlyn, but is taken out with a shoulder. Kaitlyn goes for a Reverse DDT, but is taken to the corner. Aksana connects with a Catapult into the ropes. Aksana follows with a Chinlock. Aksana throws Kaitlyn to the mat. Kaitlyn is then choked in the ropes. Aksana connects with a Russian Legsweep. Aksana connects with a kick to Kaitlyn. Pin, but a kick out. Aksana locks in another Chinlock. Kaitlyn locks in a Backbreaker Rack, but is taken out with a Spear.
Winner: Kaitlyn via pinfall
A Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar video package is shown.
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring. Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Jack Swagger, Mark Henry and Big Show are in the ring.
6-Man Tag Team Match: Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez, Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter, Big Show and Mark Henry
Swagger and Del Rio start off, as they lock up. Del Rio is backed against the ropes. Swagger locks in a Side Headlock, and is thrown against the ropes. Swagger is taken over with an Arm Drag, and is then kicked in the back. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio throws kicks to a cornered Swagger, following with an Enziguri. Orton is tagged, as he stomps on Swagger’s limbs. Orton connects with punches in the corner. Orton whips Swagger, but is taken out with a Chop Block. Swagger connects with a Leg DDT. Swagger runs the ropes, but is taken out with a Dropkick. Del Rio is tagged, as he connects with a Drop Toe Hold. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger is put on the apron, and in the ropes. Del Rio connects with forearms to the back, following with a Backstabber. Swagger rolls to the floor, as Del Rio connects with a Suicide Dive. Swagger is rolled back into the ring, as Del Rio goes top rope. Swagger takes him off with a Belly-to-belly Suplex. Big Show is tagged, as he chokes Del Rio in the ropes. Show stands on Del Rio’s back. Show chops Del Rio. Swagger is tagged, as he knees Del Rio in the corner. Henry is tagged, as he connects with headbutts. Swagger is tagged again, as he runs to Del Rio. Swagger is taken out with a boot. Swagger is hit with a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker. Big Show is tagged, as he elbows Del Rio. Show connects with a Body Slam.
Del Rio is in the corner, as Swagger runs to him. Alberto moves, sending Swagger to the ring post. Show is tagged, as he drags Del Rio away from his corner. Show goes for a Powerbomb, but Del Rio counters with a Headscissors Takedown. Sheamus is tagged, as he cleans house. Sheamus goes to the top rope, but jumps away from Show. Sheamus connects with White Noise after getting out of a Chokeslam. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick, but is chokeslammed. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger is tagged, as he connects with an Elbow Drop. Swagger connects with a Body Slam, following with a Leg Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger locks in a Front Facelock. Swagger is hit with a Rolling Senton. Henry is tagged, as he takes out Sheamus. Show is tagged, as Sheamus fights back. Sheamus is taken out with a shoulder. Show chops Sheamus against the ropes. Swagger is tagged, as he knees Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus is hit with a Swagger Bomb. Pin, but a kick out. Swagger goes for it again, but Sheamus connects with an Electric Chair Drop. Sheamus tags Orton, as he connects with a Backbreaker. Lariats and a Scoop Slam follow. Henry gets in the ring, attacking Orton. Show takes Shamus to the floor, as Alberto kicks Henry in the head. Sheamus connects with a Brogue Kick to Show on the floor. Del Rio goes for an Enziguri on Swagger, but is put in the Patriot Lock. Orton makes the save, connecting with an RKO for the win.
Winners: Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton and Sheamus via pinfall