WWE tag team legends The Hart Foundation
Location: Rockford, IL
Date: August 9, 2013
Commentators: Michael Cole and JBL
Welcome to this week’s Smackdown! Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Rob Van Dam makes his way to the ring.
‘Mr. Money in the Bank’ Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam
They lock up, as RVD locks in a Side Headlock. Orton wrestles him to the mat, getting out if the hold. They lock up again, as Orton locks in a Headlock. Orton is thrown against the ropes, as he runs under a Leap Frog. Orton turns around, and eats a Spinning Heel Kick. Orton kicks RVD, taking him down with a Headlock Takeover. RVD elbows out, but is hit in the back with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Orton is hit with another Spinning Heel Kick. RVD runs to Orton, but is thrown over the top rope. Orton follows him, trying to throw him into the steel steps. Orton gets a face full instead. RVD puts Orton on the barricade, and connects with a Spinning Heel Kick to his spine.
Orton connects with a few Knee Drops to RVD’s neck. Orton then throws Van Dam in the corner for some punches. Orton whips him to the opposite side, but takes an elbow to the face. RVD goes top rope, but is pushed off to the floor, hitting the barricade on the way down. Orton connects with a Back Suplex to RVD onto the barricade. Van Dam is thrown back into the ring, as Orton follows with a pin. Kick out by RVD. Orton locks in a Rear Headlock, as Van Dam struggles. After standing up, RVD throws some fists. A couple Lariats precede a nice Superkick to the face of Randy. RVD connects with a Body Slam to Orton, following with a Split Legged Moonsault. Pin, but a kick out. RVD goes top rope again, connecting with a Somersault Lariat. Pin, but another kick out. Orton is standing in the corner, as RVD goes for a Rolling Thunder Monkey Flip. Orton side steps him, connecting with a signature Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Orton connects with a couple Lariats. RVD goes for one, but is hit with a Scoop Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Orton throws Van Dam to the corner, going for a Rope Hung DDT, but is reversed into a Northern Lights Suplex. Pin, but a kick out by Orton. RVD goes to the apron for a Springboard, but is hit with a Dropkick. Orton picks up the body of Van Dam, connecting with a DDT. Orton calls for an RKO, but is hit with a kick to the face. RVD pins with a Bodyscissors, but a kick out. RVD connects with a step in Spinning Heel Kick. RVD follows with a Rolling Thunder Senton. Pin, but a kick out. RVD goes for a 5 Star Frog Splash, but Orton rolls away. Orton connects with an RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall
Miz is in the ring, and welcomes us to Miz TV. Miz welcomes AJ Lee and Big E Langston as his guests. Miz asks what the two’s relationship is. AJ says that he is a good friend and a nice guy. Lee says that he is her best friend, as she fist bumps him. Miz gives Langston thumbs up. Miz says AJ had many “friends” like Cena, Bryan, Punk, Kane and Ziggler. Miz says she is so quick to blame, and perhaps the problem is actually her. Lee says they all deserved it. Lee says she was deceived and left. Lee says she should have her best friend Kaitlyn to turn to, but she left also. AJ says she has something that will never desert her, and that is her Diva’s Championship. Lee says she will never be abandoned by it, unlike Ziggler. This brings Dolph Ziggler out.
Ziggler says this has been the story of his whole life: women can’t get over him. Lee says no one gets over her, saying they had something special. Lee says she is sad that Ziggler will never be able to touch her again. This brings Kaitlyn out.
Kaitlyn says he can’t touch her, but she can. Kaitlyn says Lee cost her and Ziggler their titles. All four of them start getting into an argument. Miz stops it, and makes a SummerSlam matchup. In a Mixed Tag Match, Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn will face Big E Langston and AJ Lee. Kaitlyn says she can’t wait to slap the crazy off her face. AJ attacks Kaitlyn, as they fight. Langston picks Kaitlyn up, telling her to stop and calm down. Ziggler then goes in for a Zig Zag. After Lee gets up, she takes a Spear from Kaitlyn.
Alberto Del Rio is backstage, complaining to Vickie Guerrero about his upcoming match. Guerrero says she was disrespected by Del Rio, so put him in a match with Christian. Del Rio asks if he gets hurt, and can’t compete at SummerSlam. Guerrero says that is a risk she is willing to take.
Fandango makes his way to the ring.
Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston
Kingston locks in a Waist Lock, but is hit with an elbow. Kingston is put in the corner, but kicks out. Kingston runs the ropes, but is taken out with a shoulder from Fandango. They criss cross the ropes, as Kingston runs at Fandango. Kingston is sent to the floor, with his own momentum. Fandango follows, connecting with a Snap Suplex on the floor. Both get back into the ring, as Fandango pins. Kick out. Fandango takes out Kingston with a Back Elbow. Pinning again. Fandango locks in a Headlock, as he throws fists. Fandango goes for a Back Suplex, but it is reversed by Kingston into a Cross Body. Pin, but a kick out. Fandango runs at Kingston in the corner, but Kofi moves. Fandango gets a shoulder into the steel steps. Kingston connects with a Superman Punch and Double Chops. Kingston goes for a Boom Drop, but Fandango rolls to the ring. Kingston connects with a Dropkick through the ropes. Kingston goes to the apron to dive on Fandango, but Summer Rae is in the way. Kofi goes anyway, as she moves. Kingston connects with a Crossbody. Summer fakes an ankle injury, as Fandango comes from behind. Kingston is thrown head first into the ring post. Fandango rolls the motionless body of Kingston into the ring, and connects with a Diving Leg Drop for the win.
Winner: Fandango via pinfall
Backstage, Renee Young interviews Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he likes the way he looks and decided to give Wade Barrett a makeover instead. Bryan says he won’t change who he is. However, Bryan will change history when he beats John Cena for the WWE Championship.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring, holding a razor with him.
Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett
They begin to trade fists, as Barrett gets the upperhand. Bryan backflips out of the corner, connecting with a Running Clothesline. Bryan connects with a flurry of kicks, and goes to runs the ropes. Barrett follows close behind, taking him out of the ring with a Clothesline. Barrett slams Daniel into the barricade and the steel steps. Bryan is rolled back into the ring, and pinned. Kick out. Barrett chokes Bryan in the ropes with his knee. Barrett then sits him in the ropes, throwing knees to his face. Bryan is hit with a Big Boot, falling to the apron. Pin, but a kick out. Bryan is put in a Surfboard Stretch. Bryan fights out, but is backed into the corner. Wade runs to him, but is tripped with a Drop Toe Hold. Daniel goes for a Dropkick, but is hit with the Winds of Change. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett goes out of the ring to grab the razor. Bryan gets it out of Barrett’s hand, then going to the apron. Barrett is hit with a Busaiku Knee on the floor. Daniel throws Barrett in the ring, following with a Diving Headbutt. Bryan locks in the Yes Lock for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan via submission
Bryan grabs the razor, putting on the steel steps. Bryan stomps on it, crushing it.
Backstage, Renee Young interviews Damien Sandow, as he begins to speak of Cody Rhodes being a thief. Sandow says he will face Rhodes at SummerSlam. Sandow says he will put this past him, as he reveals his new leather Money in the Bank Briefcase with a new contract. Sandow says this is a warning to Alberto Del Rio, as he can use this at any time.
Kane makes his way to the ring. 3MB are in the ring.
3-on-1 Handicap Match: Kane vs. 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal)
Kane takes out all men with fists. Kane connects with a Clothesline to Slater in the corner. Kane runs to Jinder, but Drew connects with a Single Legged Dropkick. Jinder and Drew hold Kane, as Heath punches him. Kane connects with a Big Boot to Slater. Kane takes the members to the floor, throwing Drew into the steps and Heath over the announce table. Jinder is in the ring, as he takes a Chokeslam.
Winner: Kane via pinfall
On the Titantron, Bray Wyatt speaks of the Ring of Fire match. Wyatt asks if a Ring of Fire could control his brothers and sisters. Wyatt says they are everywhere like his fire. Wyatt says he will be locked in their Bray, and will fear the very fire he uses. Wyatt says he wants to tell Kane a secret, saying he is already dead.
In an interview with Brock Lesnar, he speaks that it is personal between him and Punk. Lesnar says he has never liked Punk. Lesnar says he didn’t attack Punk out of respect for Heyman. Lesnar says that Punk thinks that he is tough, but he really isn’t. Lesnar says he was a former NCAA, UFC and WWE Champion. Lesnar says he held the WWE Championship when Punk wrestled in front of 100 people in high school gyms. Lesnar says Punk has never faced anyone like Lesnar, because there is no one like him. Lesnar says that his size matters.
Christian makes his way to the ring.
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian in a non-title match
Del Rio attacks Christian, locking in a Headlock. Del Rio is backed against the ropes, but holds the lock. Christian gets out, but is knocked down with a shoulder. Del Rio fights Christian with headbutts. Christian reverses a whip, as he takes out Del Rio with shoulders of his own. Pin, but a kick out. Christian connects with a Headlock Takeover. Christian is backed into the corner, as Del Rio connects with shoulders. Del Rio kicks away at Christian’s back. Del Rio runs the ropes, as Christian trips him. Christian goes for a slap, as Del Rio moves. Christian goes back in the ring, as Del Rio is sent to the floor. Del Rio is hit with a Baseball Slide from Christian.
Christian punches Del Rio in the corner, as he follows with a Tornado DDT. Del Rio reverses it, following with a Double Stomp. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio runs to Christian, and ducks under a Big Boot. Del Rio rolls the floor, getting Christian’s legs in the ring post. Christian reverses, as he goes top rope. Christian goes to dive onto Del Rio, but Alberto moves. Christian hits the barricade, as he stomps away at Christian. Del Rio locks in a Headlock, but Christian punches out. Christian runs the ropes, kicking a bowed Del Rio. Alberto returns the favor with a Pop Up, and a kick to the head. Christian hangs off the apron, as he kicks Christian in the head. Del Rio ties Christian’s legs in the corner, and throws kicks. Del Rio slaps Christian, but eats one of his own. Christian goes top rope, as Del Rio follows. Del Rio tries to Suplex Christian to the floor, but they both push each other off.
Del Rio connects with a Missile Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio locks in an Arm Bar in the ropes. Del Rio goes top rope, but is slapped in the face by Christian. Christian connects with a Frankensteiner from the top rope. Pin, but a kick out. The two trade fists in the middle of the ring. Del Rio backs Christian into the corner, but is hit with a Big Boot. Christian then connects with a Missile Dropkick. Del Rio falls in the ropes, as he is slapped from the floor. Christian goes top rope, connecting with a Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. Christian goes to the second rope, connecting with a Diving European Uppercut. Christian goes for the Killswitch, but it is reversed into a Tilt-a-whirl Backbreaker by Del Rio. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio is put in a Sunset Flip, but rolls out. Christian dodges a kick, but is hit with a Backstabber. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio goes for a kick to the face, but is hit with a Spear. Pin, but a kick out by Del Rio. Del Rio throws Christian’s shoulder into the ring post. Del Rio connects with the Cross Arm Breaker, but reverses it into a pin. Kick out. Del Rio connects with a Superkick. Del Rio goes for Christian, but is rolled up.
Winner: Christian via pinfall
Del Rio gets in the ring, but takes a Killswitch. Christian leaves for the back. Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring, with the Money in the Bank. Sandow goes to cash in the contract, but Cody Rhodes dives in the ring. Rhodes attacks Sandow, finishing with a Cross Rhodes to end the show.