Daniel Bryan battled Seth Rollins, Randy Orton battled Rob Van Dam, Kofi Kingston took on Curtis Axel and more! Check out 411's full Smackdown report for all of the details.
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Championship Roll Call: WWE Champion: Randy Orton World Champion: Alberto Del Rio US Champion: Dean Ambrose IC Champion: Curtis Axel Diva's Champion: AJ Lee WWE World Tag Team Champions: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns
- THEN. NOW. FOREVER!
- Cole and JBL join us on commentary.
WWE Smackdown Report 9.06.13
- The roster is on the ramp, The Shield are at ringside, Triple H, Maddoz and Vickie are in the ring. Triple H says that as of Monday, Cody Rhodes is not a WWE superstar. He says that Cody was not respectful to Triple H. As COO, he IS the WWE. He's friends with Cody's family and it hurts him to have to do this. Hard decisions have to be made though. He accepts the responsibility of doing what is best for business. He tries to begin a an open forum with all of the roster able to speak their minds.
- Sandow steps in front of the mic on stage and says that he fully supports Cody's termination. Kofi steps up to the plate. Kofi says that ever since Cody was fired, the entire locker room has been in fear. He doesn't see how that's good for business. Triple H is about to speak but Slater interrupts! Slater is uncomfortable with Big Show standing around doing nothing and watching everything go on. Heath likes Triple H's management style. Triple H brushes that off and RVD steps up to the plate. RVD says that the vibes aren't cool dude. *pop* Triple H has been waiting since 2000 for RVD to call him dude. Triple H has faith in RVD and calls him a true superstar.
- Ryback steps up and says he's sick of people calling him a bully. It's not his fault Ziggler was injured when he came out to the ring to do his job. He books Ryback vs. Ziggler. He brings up D-Bry and says that his head got so big that he can't even be bothered to join everybody else on stage. Tonight, it's going to be Daniel Bryan vs any one member of The Shield tonight. Triple H says that this has been really helpful. Triple H appreciates that Kofi spoke up. He books him in a non title match with Curtis Axel. He then books RVD against Randy Orton up next.
Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam
ADR is on commentary. RVD comes out of the gate strong with kicks. He hits a heel kick off the top rope and goes for the rolling thunder. Orton catches him and gives him a powerslam! That was awesome. RVD floats over Orton and hits a nice dropkick for two. The crowd is chanting ECW as Orton beats RVD down with a plethora of rights. RVD and Orton end up on the outside. RVD lays Orton over the barricade and goes for a leg drop but Orton rolls out of the way and RVD clips his leg on the barricade. He rolls RVD in and maintains control. Orton tosses RVD to the outside as we head to break.
Orton has a headlock applied as we return from break. RVD escapes and comes back with clotheslines! He hits a standing moonsault and gets TWO. RVD jumps to the top rope and Orton kicks his leg out from under him. TWO. Orton hits the assisted DDT off of the middle rope. I think he's going to that place! Orton goes for the RKO but gets kicked in the face! RVD rolls him up and gets two! He hits rolling thunder! He goes upstairs for the five star! NOBODY HOME! He rolls to the outside, holding his abdomen. ADR attacks Ricardo on the outside! Van Dam hits a senton over the top rope onto ADR! Orton takes advantage of the distraction and tosses RVD into the announce table. He hits the assisted DDT off of the apron onto the floor. Oh sheesh ya'll.He rolls RVD in and hits the RKO. It's over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Randy Orton @ 10:15 via pinfall
- ADR beats him down after the match.
- Renee Young is backstage with Daniel Bryan. D-Bry says that management told him not to go out there. If ego problem means that Daniel Bryan wants to be WWE champion, the answer is yes. Daniel Bryan is going to let The Shield decide who wants to take on Daniel Bryan before the other two come in and 3v1 him.
- AJ walks by Layla, Aksana, and Alicia Fox backstage. AJ says that she'd rather defend the Diva title against any of them than any of the Total Divas. They think that just because they're pretty, they deserve a shot at the title. AJ says that they're so talented and they're not being used right. AJ has an idea. Fade away.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Ryback
Ambrose is on commentary. They exchange some movez to start. Ryback locks him in a bear hug and we get a long hug sequence. Ryback charges at Ziggler and goes shoulder first into the steel post. Ziggler corners him and pummels him with punches followed by a neck breaker. TWO. He goes for a fameasser. Ryback escapes but gets hit with it. They end up outside the ring and Ziggler gets tossed into the steps. Ryback charges at him but Ziggler moves. Ziggler goes for Ambrose but ends up getting plastered with a clothesline on the outside. Ryback rolls him in the ring. Shellshocked. Over.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ryback @ 5:03 via pinfall
Kofi Kingston vs. Curtis Axel (w/ Paul Heyman)
They lock up to start things off and exchange hammerlocks. Huge Curtis Axel from the hometown crowd. They do a little chain wrestling with each other. Kofi fights out of a headlock but eats a shoulder block. He leapfrogs twice and hits a nice dropkick that sends Axel to the outside. Axel confides in Heyman for a minute. Kofi misses a baseball slide but jumps off the ring steps and hits a clothesline. Heyman distracts Kofi and Axel hits his own baseball slide before break.
The crowd is firmly behind Axel as we come back from break. He fights out of a headlock and hits a scoop slam as the crowd chants for a perfect-plex. Kofi hits the ropes and Axel hits a very solid dropkick to the midsection. He lifts Kofi up. Kofi goes upstairs and Axel crotches him. He unloads with a bevy of forearms. Kofi hits SOS out of nowhere for the win!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kofi Kingston @ 7:16 via pinfall
- Wyatt Family pre-tape of the Icarus promo
- Paul Heyman says that him and Curtis made a mistake tonight that they'll never make again. They will not make that mistake at Night of Champions.
Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) vs. Naomi (w/ Cameron)
Naomi hits some very impressive offense on Brie in the early going, including a nice running senton. The action breaks down quickly with the non-Total Divas vs. the Total Divas. A huge brawl breaks out. This is a pretty solid little storyline.
OFFICIAL RESULT No Contest @ 2:02
The Usos vs. The Real Americans
Cesaro starts off with a huge dropkick right out of the gate. Swagger tags in and attacks Jey. He hits the Swagger Bomb and Antonio leapfrogs over Swagger and hits a high stomp on Jey. They exchange chops for a moment and Cesaro finishes that sequence with an uppercut. The heels are making quick tags and picking apart Jey. Jimmy comes in and flies all over the place including a nice plancha over the top rope. He covers Cesaro and Swagger BARELY makes the save. Things quickly break down. Swagger pushes Jimmy off the top rope right into an uppercut by Cesaro. That was a great ending. Quick, yet action filled match.
OFFICIAL RESULT The Real Americans @ 4:57 via pinfall
- Backstage, Triple H books Big Show against 3MB in a handicap match.
- They air the Raw Rebound package. They go through all of the Big Show/Daniel Bryan drama.
Big Show vs. 3MB
Big Show is looking pretty pissed off to start things off. Slater is in first. Show quickly tosses McIntyre and Mahal off the apron to the outside. Show manhandles them. CHOP. CHOP. CHOP to Mahal. Show cleans house some more and hits a double chokeslam on Mahal and McIntyre. He lifts up Slater and hits the KO Punch. That looked devastating. Show wins. Huge pop. This was fun.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Big Show @ 2:33 via pinfall
Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins
The Shield tease who it's going to be to start. Reigns steps up and Rollins attacks Daniel Bryan. He beats on Bryan but Bryan is quick to get back into things with Yes kicks. D-Bry clotheslines him to the outside. Bryan rolls him back in and Rollins tosses him back to the outside. Ambrose and Reigns close in on Daniel Bryan but don't do anything. Rollins lays D-Bry on the apron and hits a running big boot to the dome. That gets two. Bryan fights out of a headlock and the two men do the yes/no punch exchange. Bryan hits a fucking SICK German on Rollins. Rollins lands on his head in awesome fashion. Bryan follows that up with a corner dropkick. He goes upstairs and hits a huge dropkick for two. The crowd is loving this. Bryan follows up with more yes kicks. Rollins ducks the last one and sends Bryan to the apron. Bryan fights back with a head smash into the turnbuckle. He goes upstairs but Rollins kicks him in the face. Rollins distracts the ref and Reigns spears Bryan on the floor. Back in the ring now. Rollins goes upstairs. He goes for a splash and Daniel Bryan catches his arm and locks in the yes lock. Reigns and Ambrose get on the apron but Bryan releases the hold and sends them to the floor. Rollins whips him into the ropes and he flies through the ropes onto Reigns! Daniel Bryan hits the running knee on Rollins for the victory!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Daniel Bryan @ 5:33 via pinfall
OVERALL: We got a lot of wrestling and a lot of good storyline continuation. RVD vs. Orton was a great match.and Bryan vs. Rollins was as good as a five minute match could get. The corporation storyline is really adding life throughout the entire card and giving matches plenty of meaning and heat. Even the Divas division is in an interesting spot right now. Thumbs up from this guy.