WWE SmackDown 08 22 2014

WWE SmackDown
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Date: August 22, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tom Phillips, and JBL

We see video highlighting what went down at this past Sunday’s SummerSlam PPV.

The music of Randy Orton hits as he makes his way to the ring. Orton has a mic and says that just because you’ve won the battle, doesn’t mean you’ve won the war. One match does not define me and one match does not define Roman Reigns. I’ve been called the Legend Killer, the Apex Predator and the Viper, but the one thing that I have never been called is a loser. All this has done for me is make me that much more focused and when I’m focused, things like this tend to happen.

We see video from RAW last month when Orton put Reigns through the announce table with a RKO.

Orton says that, ladies and gentlemen, is the Legend Killer, that is the Viper, that is the Apex Predator and Roman Reigns will get what he deserves; Roman Reigns will get what he has coming to him. Hell, maybe even tonight. But, first things first, see I have a match with R-V-D and Rob, I am sorry man, but you are nothing more to me tonight than collateral damage. What I do to in this ring will serve as a warning to everyone in the back and everyone of the WWE Universe that if you stand in my way, if you step in my way, I will put you away because I’m Randy Orton, third generation, 12-time World Champion and the greatest Superstar in this industry and I deserve your respect. But now that I have my focus back, I will simply take it from you.

The music of Seth Rollins hits as he makes his way to the ring for our opening match. He & Orton meet in the rampway and shake hands as Orton leaves.


We see video highlighting the matches between Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose at SummerSlam and this past Monday’s RAW. Commentary mentions that Ambrose suffered head & spinal injuries from the cinder block attack by Rollins on RAW, but refused medical help and left the building, leaving his whereabouts unknown.

We see video highlighting Jack Swagger’s loss to Rusev at SummerSlam in a Flag Match and Swagger’s promo from this past Monday’s RAW.

“Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins vs. “A Real American” Jack Swagger

Swagger with an amateur takedown early. Rollins kicks Swagger away in Swagger’s injured ribs and rolls out to the outside to regroup. “USA” chants by the crowd. Back in, Swagger catches a kick by Rollins and drives him into the corner. Series of shoulders to the ribs by Swagger in the corner, but Rollins with gut shots to the injured ribs. Swagger shoves Rollins off, but Rollins hits a dropkick to the ribs. Series of knee drops by Rollins to the ribs of Swagger, and then locks in a body scissors. Crowd wills on Swagger. Swagger gets Rollins on his shoulders and drives him into the corner to get free. Rollins with a gut kick and a knee to the ribs, followed by a running forearm in the corner. Rollins goes to the middle rope, but Swagger catches him in mid-air and hits a side Belly-to-Belly. Rollins goes to the apron, but avoids a Swagger charge and hits a front kick to the injured ribs, sending Swagger to the outside.


Back from commercial as Rollins locks Swagger back in the body scissors, continuing to work on Swagger’s injured ribs. Swagger spins out of the hold, grabs Rollins in a wheelbarrow and hits a wheelbarrow suplex. Swagger avoids a charge in the corner by Rollins and hits a clothesline. Swagger with a running knee to the ribs to Rollins in the corner, then sends him flipping over the turnbuckles off an Irish whip. Swagger with a back body drop to Rollins and fires up. Swagger with a “We the People” pose, then charges and hits the 2nd Rope Swagger Bomb, but can’t make a cover due to his injured ribs. Swagger finally makes a cover, but Rollins kicks out. Rollins rolls out onto the apron, but Swagger brings him back in the hard way. Rollins with a savate kick to the ribs of Swagger, then is sent back onto the apron, but catches Swagger with an enziguri. Rollins springboards, but Swagger catches him in mid-air and locks in the Patriot Lock! Rollins quickly rolls out, sending Swagger into the corner. Rollins off the ropes, but Swagger avoids the Curb Stomp. Swagger lifts up Rollins and goes to send him outside, but Rollins holds onto the ropes, sending Swagger crashing to the outside instead. Ref begins his 10 count, and then Rollins with a head of steam, but Swagger catches him off a baseball slide and locks back in the Patriot Lock! Rollins holds onto the ropes, but Swagger pulls him out, sending Rollins crashing down onto the floor. Swagger charges, but Rollins avoids him, sending Swagger ribs-first into the ringpost! Rollins throws Swagger into the crowd, and then gets back in. Ref continues his 10 count and Swagger just BARELY makes it back in at 9. As Swagger gets back in, Rollins hits him with the Curb Stomp, sending Swagger back out to the outside!

Ref does his 10 count again and Swagger is out, giving Rollins the win by count-out.

Winner: “Mr. Money in the Bank” Seth Rollins by count-out

Rollins celebrates his win afterward, then as he leaves the music of Bo Dallas hits as he makes his way to the ring. Swagger is still down on the outside as Bo grabs a mic and says that after Swagger let down 318 million Americans by losing to Rusev at SummerSlam, you’ve gone from being an American Hero, to being an American Zero. But, in true patriotic fashion, I’m willing to pick up the pieces of your failure and become the new American Sweetheart. I know things seem bleak right now, but a great American once said “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” And all we have to do is look fear right in the face and say “I BO-LIEVE!”

Bo poses in the ring as we go to commercial.


We see video from SummerSlam & RAW when Nikki Bella turned on her sister, Brie, giving Stephanie McMahon the win over Brie at SummerSlam, then slapped Brie on RAW.

Backstage, the Miz is on the phone with someone, wanting a venti, skinny, pumpkin spice latte, saying he doesn’t care if it’s not in season, make it in season and they have 5 minutes to do it. Miz asks to someone off-camera if they wanted to see him and the camera pans to Director of Operations, Kane. Miz says unless this is about my rematch, or I like to call it, sequel for the Intercontinental Title, then speak to my agent, because he does all my negotiating for me, so I don’t have to deal with freaks……..This upsets Kane…………I mean people. Kane says he didn’t call Miz in here to talk about his rematch for the Intercontinental Title, but since he is so into sequels, you can now have one against the man who re-arranged your “moneymaker” last week, Roman Reigns. Miz rubs his face and walks off.

Rusev makes his way to the ring for our next match.


We see video from Rusev’s confrontation with Mark Henry from this past Monday’s RAW.

“The Super Athlete” Rusev w/”The Ravishing Russian” Lana vs. Sin Cara

Rusev throws Cara into the corner and hits a series of gut shots and stomps. Headbutt by Rusev knocks down Cara. Rusev talks trash to Cara in Bulgarian, but Cara comes back with a series of leg kicks to Rusev’s injured ankle. Rusev misses a clothesline and Cara with a series of dropkicks, but Rusev does not go down. Chop by Cara in the corner, then flips over the ropes onto the apron and hits a forearm. Cara heads up top and hits a missile dropkick. Rusev shoves Cara away on a charge in and DRILLS him with the running superkick! Lana tells Rusev to CRUSH Cara.

Rusev stomps on Cara’s back, Accolade applied, Cara taps.

Winner: “The Super Athlete” Rusev by submission (The Accolade)

Rusev keeps the hold applied on Cara afterwards. Lana has a mic and tells Rusev to release the hold. Rusev does and Lana says that this is what happens when you disrespect Russia.

We see Mark Henry on the Titantron. Henry says he guesses Lana & Rusev didn’t get the message on Monday. Well guess what happens now?

The music of Henry hits and he makes his way to the ring. Henry gets in, but Rusev rolls out to the outside. Henry yells that Rusev & Lana are all talk and for Rusev to get his ass in the ring. “USA” chants by the crowd. Lana yells at Henry in Russian, and then Henry yells at her that he doesn’t speak Russian, he speaks English. Lana backs Rusev up the ramp as Henry yells at Rusev that Rusev is gonna let a woman hold you back? Lana yells that Henry will pay for disrespecting us. Henry stands tall in the ring.

Backstage, Renee Young interviews Rob Van Dam. RVD says he feels great, but Orton needs to chill the hell out. There is no shame in losing to Roman Reigns, he is a great competitor. Clearly, Randy has let himself get obsessed, he’s demanding respect from everybody. What he should be doing is worrying about tonight’s match with the Whole Damn Show, R-V……All of a sudden, Orton nails Van Dam from behind. Orton says to Renee to tell RVD that when he gets up, I’ll be waiting for him out by the ring.


“The Viper” Randy Orton vs. “The Whole Damn Show” Rob Van Dam

Van Dam runs out to the ring, causing Orton to slither out to the outside before the bell sounds. Orton gets back in and the bell sounds. Van Dam catches a kick by Orton and hits a series of right hands, but Orton sends Van Dam throat-first off the middle rope. Orton stomps away at Van Dam in the corner. Crowd wills on Van Dam. Van Dam avoids a charge by Orton in the corner and hits a head kick, followed by a springboard thrust kick. Spinning heel kick by Van Dam, followed by a clothesline that sends Orton to the outside. Van Dam then wipes out Orton with a slingshot somersault plancha! Van Dam breaks the ref’s 10 count, then gourdbusters Orton across the barricade and hits a series of gut shots. Van Dam goes onto the apron and does his taunt, but Orton avoids the spiral leg drop, causing Van Dam to crash & burn on the outside! Orton sends Van Dam flipping into the barricade multiple times. Orton sends Van Dam off the announce table multiple times, followed by sending him flipping into the steel steps multiple times.

Orton sends Van Dam again off the announce table as the ref calls for the bell, throwing the match out.

Winner: No Contest

Afterwards, Orton back suplexes Van Dam onto the announce table, with Van Dam landing back-first off one of the TV monitors! Orton with a clothesline, then throws Van Dam into the crowd. Orton drapes Van Dam across the barricade and hits the IED DDT onto the floor! Orton throws Van Dam back in the ring and grabs a chair. Orton brings the chair into the ring and opens it up. Orton takes a seat and stares at the fallen Van Dam. Orton mocks Van Dam’s taunt, then sets up the open chair. Orton grabs Van Dam, RKO ONTO THE OPEN CHAIR!! The ref & the trainer get into the ring to check on Van Dam as Orton rolls out to the outside. Orton goes to the announce table and tells them to tell Roman Reigns that he will see him out here later on. Orton gets back in, then poses on the turnbuckles as the referees & the trainer check on the fallen Van Dam.


We see replays from what just happened with Orton & Van Dam.

Backstage, Renee Young interviews Roman Reigns. Reigns says he wishes that Orton would come after him tonight. Don’t get me wrong, I know exactly what Orton & the Authority are capable of and now that I’ve seen what Seth Rollins & Kane did to my boy, Dean Ambrose, I promise you this, we’re gonna have our revenge. I also saw what Orton did to RVD, so the Authority thinks they have everything under control now. But, Orton promised me before SummerSlam that he was gonna methodically decimate me. So, I guess he was methodically decimating me up until the point that I speared his ass and I beat him. So, if the Legend Killer wants me to finish what we started at SummerSlam, that’s fine by me, because someone needs to kill the Legend of Randy Orton and that someone is me. Believe That!

Natalya is in the ring for our next match.

We see video from RAW when AJ Lee distracted Paige, allowing Natalya to roll-up Paige for the win.

Natalya vs. WWE Divas champion Paige in a non-title match

Paige with a big forearm and a series of right hands to Natalya. Paige stomps away at Natalya in the corner. Natalya comes back with a big slap and a series of forearms. Butterfly by Natalya, sending Paige to the outside. Natalya with a baseball slide, then sends Paige back in. Paige rolls out to the other side, then DRILLS Natalya with a superkick! Paige sends Natalya shoulder-first into the ringpost. Ref continues his 10 count as Paige skips around the ring. Natalya gets back in as Paige stalks her, hitting a series of headbutts from the mount. Paige drapes Natalya across the middle rope, then goes to the apron and hits a series of knee lifts. Body scissors applied, crowd wills on Natalya. All of a sudden, the music of AJ Lee hits as AJ skips her way around the ring. This distracts Paige, allowing Natalya to lift her up, but Paige counters out by dropping down onto Natalya for a near fall. AJ grabs the WWE Divas Title belt and skips around ringside with it. This allows Natalya to roll-up Paige for a near fall. Paige with a big knee to the face as AJ skips to the rampway with the Divas Title belt. Paige goes out after AJ on the outside as the ref begins his 10 count. AJ places the Divas Title belt on the rampway, allowing Paige to grab it. Paige does as AJ creepily waves at her. Ref continues his count as Paige runs back in, making it at the count of 8. Natalya takes down Paige, Sharpshooter applied. AJ skips back to ringside and again grabs the Divas Title belt, staring at Paige, who is still in the Sharpshooter.

Paige finally taps, giving Natalya the win.

Winner: Natalya by submission (Sharpshooter)

Natalya celebrates her win afterward as AJ skips up the ramp and Paige clutches onto her Divas Title belt.


Before the next match, we see an inset promo from the WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. Jimmy says that Stardust & Goldust slipped one by us on RAW, but don’t think that will happen again. Jey asks Jimmy if he thinks their face paint is better than ours? Jimmy says that is probably why Jey got pinned, worrying about their face paint. Jey says he can’t believe Jimmy would bring that up on national TV, especially after he just bought Jimmy lunch today. Jimmy says he bought the hotel room. Jey says it don’t matter because the next time we face Stardust & Goldust, it won’t happen again when you go against the “US-O.”

Goldust and Stardust vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)

Harper & Stardust start. Stardust with a series of forearms, but Harper with a shot to the throat. Stardust slips out of a back suplex, but Harper drives him into the corner. Harper with a gut shot and an uppercut. Stardust goes up & over, hits a gut kick, followed by a drop-down throat thrust. Stardust with a series of right hands, but Harper with a back elbow. Rowan in, gut kick to Stardust, followed by a headbutt. Stardust slides under Rowan’s legs, Goldust blind tags in. Rowan lifts up Stardust, but Stardust slips out and Goldust hits a running bulldog. Series of throat thrusts by Goldust, then Rowan misses a right hand and Goldust with a series of gut shots. Rowan with a series of right hands to Goldust in the corner. Goldust fights back, but Rowan with a knee to the ribs and an elbow to the back. Goldust fights back again with gut shots, then hits the 10 punches in the corner. Rowan shoves him off and hits a chest club. Goldust sidesteps a backdrop attempt and hits another throat thrust. Goldust off the ropes, but Rowan goes off the opposite side and hits a shoulder tackle that sends Goldust to the outside.


Back from commercial as Harper with a dropkick to Goldust. Rowan in, knee drop to the back of Goldust. Rowan with a slam, followed by a leaping leg drop for a near fall. Side headlock applied by Rowan, then sends Goldust into the turnbuckle. Rowan rakes Goldust’s face with his boot, but Goldust fights back. Rowan with a back elbow, then places Goldust across the top rope. Harper in and unloads with a series of chest clubs to Goldust in the corner. Harper rakes the eyes of Goldust, then does the Gator Roll as Stardust wills on his partner. Side headlock applied by Harper, but Goldust fights back. Harper with an uppercut, but runs into a boot by Goldust in the corner. Goldust goes to the middle rope and HITS HARPER WITH A 2ND ROPE RANA!! Harper comes back with a superkick! Harper hits the Big Rig Bomb, but Stardust breaks up the pin! Rowan charges in, but Stardust pulls down the top rope, sending Rowan to the outside. Stardust with a forearm to Harper on the apron, but as he goes to springboard in, Harper nails him with a big boot that sends Stardust to the outside!

Goldust then rolls up Harper for the win.

Winner: Goldust and Stardust by pinfall

Afterward, Harper nails Goldust from behind, sending him to the outside. Rowan grabs Goldust and drives him into the ringpost back-first. Harper sends Stardust into the barricade multiple times, then into the crowd. Harper grabs one of the announcer chairs and throws it at Stardust. Rowan throws Goldust back in and Harper sends Rowan into the corner, with Rowan hitting an avalanche. Harper hits the Discus Clothesline, then Rowan hits a big splash. The Wyatts stand tall over a fallen Goldust & Stardust.

We see video from this past Tuesday’s Main Event when WWE COO Triple H announced that John Cena would be invoking his rematch clause and will face WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Title at the Night of Champions PPV on September 21.


We see video from this past Monday’s RAW with the presentation of a new WWE World Title belt to WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar.

Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring for our main event, which is NEXT!!


We see video from last week’s Smackdown when Roman Reigns punched out the Miz during the Miz TV segment.

Main Event: Roman Reigns vs. The Miz

As the bell sounds, Randy Orton makes his way to ringside. Miz tries to use the distraction to his advantage, but Reigns goozles him and throws Miz down. Reigns feigns a punch, causing Miz to cover up, then Reigns hits a gut shot. Reigns with a clothesline in the corner, but Miz slips out of the 10 punches and rolls out to the outside. Reigns goes out after Miz and hits a clothesline. Back in, Reigns is distracted by Orton at ringside, allowing Miz to nail Reigns from behind. Miz with a series of back clubs, followed by a series of knee strikes to the head. Reigns lifts up Miz and hits a Samoan Drop. Orton goes to slide in, but Reigns sees him. The distraction allows Miz to nail Reigns from behind, followed by a big boot. Miz unloads with left hands from the mount on Reigns, followed by a running boot. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Reigns fights out with a back elbow.

Reigns hits the Spear on Miz for the win.

Winner: Roman Reigns by pinfall

Afterwards, Reigns motions for Orton to get in the ring and bring it. Orton obliges and the fight is on. The two brawl in the ring, slugging it out back and forth. Orton with an uppercut, then clotheslines Reigns to the outside. Reigns blocks being sent into the steel steps and sends Orton off of them. Orton then sends Reigns into the barricade, but Reigns with a throat thrust and a series of headbutts. Reigns blocks being sent off the announce table and sends Orton off of it. Orton with a right hand, then grabs a chair and nails Reigns in the ribs and back with it. Orton throws the chair in the ring, then sends Reigns into the ring. Crowd chants for Reigns. Orton opens up the chair, but Reigns with a right hand. Reigns grabs the chair and nails Orton in the ribs and back with it. Reigns nails Orton with the Superman Punch, sending Orton to the outside. Reigns stands tall in the ring, staring down Orton as the show closes.
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