WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
Location: Omaha, NE
Date: May 24, 2013
Commentators: Josh Mathews, Michael Cole, and JBL
We are in Omaha, Nebraska and your announcers are Josh Mathews, Michael Cole, and John Layfield.
We begin with MizTV and he is in the ring. He welcomes everyone to this week’s edition of MizTV. He says that he is not only must see. He will be wrestling as well as hosting MizTV. He will win back the Intercontinental Championship.
Miz introduces his guest and mentions that his guest defeated Chris Jericho in his debut match and he has a dance named after him. Miz introduces Fandango and he comes through the golden shower curtain with Summer Rae. They dance to the ring.
Miz asks Fandango about Monday but Fandango cuts him off to show him the proper way to pronounce his name because he is no different than anyone else.
Miz responds with a really volley with Fandango. He says that however you pronounce his name, he did what no one has ever done in a tag match in the WWE. We see footage from Fandango dancing instead of being Wade Barrett’s tag team partner.
Miz says that Summer looked stupid when Jericho left her. He asks Fandango about leaving his tag team partner high and dry. He says that Fandango’s actions were more obnoxious than his name. He calls Fandango a self-absorbed narcissist.
Fandango says that he will dance all over the face of anyone who gets that close to Summer. If Miz wants to talk about egos . . . Miz interrupts and says that he can tell the difference and he will not leave his tag team partner while dancing.
Miz says that he would not look like a bag of Skittles and the crowd chants it and Miz calls him the new Fruity Pebbles.
Fandango says that Miz’ lecture bores him. Miz is just angry that he did not think of doing it first.
Wade Barrett’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He wants a word with both of them. He talks to the ballerina first. He says that he has never encountered a more pathetic waste of skin in his life. Fandango would rather tiptoe through the tulips than fight like a man. He vows to smash every tooth in Fandango’s head if their paths should cross again.
Fandango corrects Wade.
Miz reminds Wade that he will be defending his Intercontinental Championship against him. Miz reminds Wade that he won at Wrestlemania and he made Barrett tap out on Monday.
Barrett punches Miz and Miz punches back and they fight in the ring until a referee comes out to separate them.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Wade Barrett versus Miz for the Intercontinental Championship
The match is joined in progress and Miz with elbows but Barrett with a knee and he tries for a neck breaker but Miz with a back slide for a near fall. Miz with a flapjack but Barrett with a back heel kick and a kick to Miz. Barrett puts Miz on the top turnbuckle and he connects with forearms to the back and then he hits a running knee to the chest and Miz falls to the mat and Barrett with a near fall.
Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Miz with elbows but Barrett with a knee to the midsection. Miz with a running forearm and a knee lift followed by a boot to the head.
Fandango asks for his music to be played and he dances with Summer on the floor.
Miz is pissed off and then he goes for the Awesome Clothesline but Barrett with a Blackpool Slam for a near fall. Barrett goes for a pump handle slam but Miz escapes and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Miz with a kick to the head and a baseball slide to Fandango. Miz with a sunset flip for a near fall on Barrett.
Miz with a drop kick to the knee and Miz goes for the figure four leg lock but Miz is kicked into the ropes. Miz kicks Barrett and then Fandango kicks Miz from the floor and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Miz (by disqualification)
After the match, Barrett and Fandango attack Miz. Fandango punches Miz and then Fandango dances while Barrett gets ready for the Bull Hammer and it ends the dance recital for Fandango.
Daniel Bryan is in the back getting ready for his match and he is talking to himself. Kane stops by and he tells Daniel that he knows that Daniel is upset. They are still a team and they lost the tag titles. Kane says that he lost on Monday.
Daniel says that Kane is implying that he lost because Daniel wasn’t there to help him. Daniel says that he knows what everyone is thinking. Daniel says that he is not the weak link.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Daniel Bryan (with Kane)
Bryan with forearms as he shows more aggression at the start of the match. Bryan with punches and he tries for an O’Connor Roll but Swagger holds on to the ropes. Bryan clotheslines Swagger over the top rope to the floor and then he hits a suicide dive. Bryan kicks Swagger against the ringside barrier and then he rolls Swagger back into the ring.
Bryan goes up top and hits a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall. Swagger with a clothesline and he runs Bryan into the turnbuckles and puts him in the tree of woe and connects with a series of knees to the chest.
Swagger with a splash into the corner and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan punches Swagger but Swagger with a head butt and punches. Swagger with an Irish whip but Bryan flips out of the corner and he connects with the flying clothesline. Swagger backs into the corner and he hits the running drop kick into the corner followed by Kicks of No.
Bryan with a hesitation drop kick into the corner and he gets a near fall. Bryan with kicks to the chest but he has the round kick blocked and Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam for a near fall. Swagger with a gutwrench but Bryan escapes and he tries for the No Lock but Swagger counters into the ankle lock.
Swagger pulls Bryan into the center of the ring but Bryan counters with a rollup. Swagger with a knee to the midsection and he sets for the double jump Swagger Bomb but Daniel gets his feet up. Bryan with a round kick to the head and then he stomps on Swagger’s head until the referee warns him and then Bryan applies the No Lock. Swagger reaches for the ropes and Swagger taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Kane and the referee have to pull Bryan off Swagger because he refuses to release the hold.
Bryan says that he is not the weak link and he re-applies the No Lock and Kane has to pull Bryan off.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at highlights from the Last Man Standing Match at Extreme Rules and Ryback’s comments from Raw and what he did to Zack Ryder.
Damien Sandow is in the ring with Matt Striker. Damien says for the last several weeks, he has sat idly by while two troglodytes disguised as WWE Superstars engaged in a series of contests, each more half-witted and embarrassing than the last. A tug of war, arm wrestling, and a truck pull.
The only thing worse than that was that everyone seemed amused by it. Damien says that this is something he calls ‘appealing to the lowest common denominator’. Damien demands silence.
He says that he doubts there are any athletes in the audience tonight. The true measure of the man is not in his feats of strength, but his ability to deal with mental challenges.
By a show of hands, he wants to know who is familiar . . . he wants to explain the tale of the Gordian Knot. In ancient times, there was a peasant farmer by the name of Gordian who tied his ox to a tree. Using a knot so complicated, it was said that no man could untie it. A prophecy clearly states that any man who could untie the Gordian Knot would rule all of Asia.
Damien points out that Matt is a former teacher, albeit a substitute teacher. Barring his shortcomings, he proposes that Matt accept the challenge to try to untie the Gordian Knot.
Matt surveys the situation and he tries to untie the knot, but he says that he cannot do it. Damien says that Matt just renewed his idiot license and he has embarrassed the entire substitute teacher union of America. Damien says that he has found the problem in the educational system.
Damien says that . . .
Damien is interrupted by Sheamus, who makes his way to the ring and he has a mic. He asks Damo how he is doing and wants to know what is going on. He wants to be honest for a second. He says that he finds it quite troubling that Damien spends his time playing with knots.
Sheamus tells Damien he needs a social life or a girlfriend.
Damien tells Sheamus to leave his personal life out of it.
Sheamus says that he does not care what Damien does in his spare time. He says that he played with a few Rubik’s Cubes so he wants to solve the riddle of the Gordian Knot.
Damien lets Sheamus try it.
Damien interrupts Sheamus and Sheamus tells Damien to relax and let him try. Sheamus starts to untie it and Damien takes it away and he tells Sheamus that he is here to help and he tells everyone to sit back and learn. Damien demands more silence.
Sandow gets cutters and he cuts through the knot and he succeeds.
Sandow celebrates his success.
Sheamus tells Damien that he is the better man and he wants to congratulate him with a Brogue Kick but Damien escapes and he says that he knew that Sheamus would resort to brute force. Sheamus cannot meet the mental challenge and he resorts to brute force. Damien says that Sheamus is not alone.
Sheamus tells Matt that Damien taught them something. That is how you progress in life. Sheamus wants to teach Damien about Newton’s law and he kicks the rope and then he sends Striker into Sandow and Damien goes down.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Chris Jericho versus Big Show
Show tries to corner Jericho but Jericho with punches. Show pushes Jericho into the corner and he connects with forearms and a head butt. Show with chops to the chest. Show punches Jericho and connects with forearms to the back. Show with a punch to the midsection. Jericho punches Show but Show with a bear hug on Jericho.
Jericho with punches but Show with a punch. Show with an Irish whip but he runs into boot from Jericho and a drop kick to the knee. Jericho keeps Show on the mat with a series of kicks. Show with a spear to Jericho and both men are down. Show gets a near fall.
Show signals for the choke slam but Jericho with elbows. Show misses a charge into the corner and then Jericho goes up top but Show chops Jericho as he comes down. Show goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow drop but Jericho is able to roll out of the way and then Jericho with a Lionsault to the back for a near fall.
Jericho wants Show to get up and he tries for the Codebreaker but Show catches him. Jericho tries for a sunset flip but Show stays on his feet. Show picks up Jericho but Jericho counters into a DDT for a near fall. Jericho with kicks to Show and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Show is able to kick Jericho away before he can turn Show over.
Show with a choke slam but Jericho is able to roll to the floor and avoid being pinned. Show goes to the floor and he picks up Jericho and then he wants to run Jericho into the ring post but Jericho escapes and sends Show into the post. Jericho with a Codebreaker and Show falls into the Garcia cubicle.
Jericho rolls into the ring and the referee continues his count but Show cannot get back into the ring before ten.
Winner: Chris Jericho (by count out)
After the match, Show grabs a chair and Jericho with a baseball slide into the chair and then Jericho hits Show with the chair.
We go to commercial.
We are back with an update on Triple H’s condition and a look at what happened to him on Monday night against Curtis Axel.
Michael Cole says that Triple H should not have wrestled on Monday after getting hit in the jaw with a sledgehammer by Brock Lesnar.
Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring.
Paul introduces himself. He says that he is a humble visionary as the advocate for the beast incarnate, BROCK LESNAR. He says that Brock is a first ballot hall of famer. Paul says that he is the architect of the greatest title reign of the last 25 years. The 434 days that CM Punk was WWE Champion. Paul says that there is a pattern here. He says that he is the most exclusive advocate in history. He managed two of the three main events at Wrestlemania.
When he points his finger at someone and says that this is the next Wrestlemania main event, next A Lister, next WWE hall of famer, you can invest your money in that stock. Paul says that he has invested his money in a stock known as Curtis Axel.
The reason why you give his client that response, it is because of what he did to Triple H . . . He does not want to be the one to brag about what his client did. Paul says that he will let his client tell you himself.
Curtis introduces himself and in one day he accomplished more than his father and grandfather ever did in their entire career combined. He got up in Triple H’s face and he took his best shot. Then he left Triple H lying, dazed and confused. Let the record books show that the winner of the match was Curtis Axel.
That was just day one. He is building the brand of Curtis Axel.
Match Number Four: Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) versus Sin Cara
Axel with a fireman’s carry and he celebrates with Heyman. Cara with a waist lock but Axel with an elbow and then he gives Cara a waist lock take down. They lock up and Cara gets away but Axel with a drop toe hold and he slaps Cara in the head.
Cara with kicks to the leg and a back heel kick to the midsection followed by a head scissors take down. Cara with a kick and wrist lock and he flips and takes Axel down with an arm drag. Axel with a forearm to Cara on the apron.
Axel with a kick to Cara and he sends Cara into the turnbuckles. Axel with kicks and punches to Cara. Axel with a drop kick. Axel with an elbow to the neck followed by a knee to the back and a reverse chin lock. Cara with elbows and forearms followed by a handspring back elbow. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Cara with an enziguri from the apron and he goes up top but misses a cross body. Axel with the running snap neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Curtis Axel
Match Number Five: Kofi Kingston versus Dean Ambrose (with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) for the United States Title
They lock up and Kofi with a clean break. Ambrose misses a punch and Kofi with kicks. Ambrose with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and then he hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Kofi with a European uppercut but Ambrose with a hard Irish whip. Ambrose kicks Kofi in the back and then he hits a snap elbow drop for a near fall.
Ambrose punches Kofi and he drops a knee across the chest. Ambrose tries for a suplex but Kofi escapes and gets a near fall with a rollup. Kofi with an elbow and chops to Ambrose followed by a drop kick. Kofi goes for the leaping clothesline but Ambrose ducks it. Ambrose with a kick but Kofi with a kick when Ambrose charges into the corner. Kofi with a version of Shadows over Hell for a near fall.
Kofi goes up top but Ambrose stops him and tries for a superplex but Kofi knocks Ambrose off the turnbuckles. Kofi kicks Rollins away and then he hits a cross body on Reigns. Rollins enters the ring and he goes after Kofi and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Kofi Kingston (by disqualification)
We have a three on one attack and Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to help Kofi Kingston. Orton kicks Reigns and he punches Ambrose and Rollins as well. Sheamus makes his way to the ring because his music is playing.
Since we have six people in the ring, that means we need Teddy Long to come out and make an impromptu match.
Teddy says that this show is not going to end like that. Since there are six men in the ring, we are going to have a six man tag match.
Match Number Six: Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Kofi Kingston versus Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns in a Teddy Long Special
The match is joined in progress and Reigns punches Sheamus and connects with a head butt. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and Reigns blocks a hip toss from Sheamus. Sheamus misses a short arm clothesline but he connects with a tilt-a-whirl power slam for a near fall. Reigns with an elbow to Sheamus and Rollins tags in.
Sheamus with a hip toss and Orton tags in and he kicks Rollins in the chest. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Rollins. Orton with a European uppercut for a near fall. Orton with a wrist lock and he tags in Kofi. Kofi goes up top and he connects with a double sledge to the arm followed by kicks and a jumping back spin kick for a near fall.
Kofi with a key lock on Rollins and then he hits a springboard splash for a near fall. Orton tags in and he hits a standing drop kick and gets a near fall. Rollins with a jawbreaker and punch and Ambrose tags in. Orton with a clothesline to Ambrose followed by a suplex and he runs his laces across Ambrose’s face. Orton stomps on the hand and he tags in Sheamus.
Sheamus with kicks to Ambrose in the corner. Sheamus with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Ambrose tags in Rollins and Seth punches Sheamus until the referee warns him. Sheamus sends Rollins into the turnbuckles but Rollins with an elbow. Sheamus catches Rollins off the turnbuckles and he sends Rollins to the apron for the forearms across the chest but he is pulled to the floor by Ambrose and Reigns. We go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose traps Sheamus’ arms and then he connects with a knee. Reigns tags in and he punches Sheamus and kicks him. Sheamus punches Reigns followed by Ambrose and Rollins. Reigns misses a charge into the corner and he hits his shoulder on the ring post.
Orton with clotheslines to Rollins and he ducks one from Rollins and he hits a power slam. Orton with a power slam to Ambrose and then he sends Rollins to the apron for the IEDDT. Orton twists for the RKO push-ups but Rollins rolls to the floor. Reigns with a running forearm to the head that knocks Orton down.
Rollins waits for Orton to get up and he returns to the ring and Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins punches Orton in the head and then he stomps on Orton. Ambrose tags in and they make a wish with Orton. Ambrose with kicks to the midsection and Reigns tries to work on his ankle which he was favoring after the punch to Orton.
Ambrose punches Orton and he stomps on Orton’s chest. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Rollins tags back in and he works on Orton’s back. Rollins punches Orton in the corner and the referee warns Rollins. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles.
Rollins climbs the turnbuckles and he picks up Orton but Orton stops Rollins and he tries for a superplex and he hits it and both men are down. Ambrose and Sheamus tag in. Sheamus with two double sledges and then he takes care of Reigns before running Ambrose into the corner and connecting with the knee lift. Sheamus with the fireman’s carry slam to Ambrose.
Sheamus with the forearms to Rollins on the apron. Sheamus with a double sledge to Ambrose and a Brogue Kick to Rollins. Sheamus gets Ambrose up for White Noise but Reigns with a spear.
Orton with an RKO to Reigns on the floor. Kofi tags in and hits a cross body but Ambrose kicks out at two. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Rollins grabs the leg and Ambrose with a running drop kick and the Dean Driver for the three count.
Winners: Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose