411’s WWE Smackdown Report 3.07.14
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.07.2014
Kane and Batista battled Daniel Bryan and Big Show in the main event, Christian faced Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio went at it again and more! Check out 411’s full WWE Smackdown report for all the details!
Welcome to 411's WWE Smackdown Report 3.07.14
Match times are not exact.
We get a video package from the Batista vs. Daniel Bryan main event from Raw. Batista made his way to the ring, and once again asked where all of the real men have gone in the business. Dolph Ziggler is a pretty boy that challenged him last week, searching for his 15-minutes of fame. Then the little goat faced troll Daniel Bryan challenged him and he destroyed both of them. Batista noted that he is a humble man that doesn't need the cheers from the crowd, but he is more than willing to be their hero.
Daniel Bryan then made his appearance, and asked the fans if Batista was their hero. Batista stated that the day that fans like Bryan were allowed in the business was the day that the business went wrong. He then told Bryan that he could go and but a ticket to see him win the title at WrestleMania. Bryan stated that if all of that was true that Batista should be embarrassed, because Bryan had him beat before the Authority got involved on Monday. Batista said that he was better than Bryan in every way, that he is smarter and will always be a step ahead of him. This is Batista's universe and he allows Bryan to exist in it, but also added that he will end his existence. Bryan doesn't want to be part of a universe where skinny jeans are worn and belly button tattoos are cool, and this led to a brawl and Bryan dropkicking him to the floor.
Kane then appeared and this allowed Batista to attack Bryan from behind. They then beat down Bryan and the big Show made the save. He cleared out Batista and Kane, and Vickie then came out and made a tag team match for later tonight.
We see highlights of Christian attacking Sheamus on Raw after their match.
Alberto Del Rio is on commentary.
Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler
Lock up, off the ropes and a back elbow by Ziggler. Boot by Christian, rights to Ziggler follow. Off the ropes, Ziggler with counters and then a clothesline. Slap from Christian, Ziggler double legs him and delivers rights and then the elbow drops him 10 times and covers for 2. Christian to the floor, Ziggler follows and gets sent into the apron. Christian then catapults him into the steps…
Back from commercial as Ziggler is fighting back on Christian, only to be slammed to the mat by his hair. Christian again catapults Ziggler, who was under the bottom rope. Neck crank by Christian, and Ziggler eventually gets a jawbreaker to escape. Sidekick by Christian, leaps off the second rope and Ziggler meets him with a dropkick and both men are down. They get to their feet, exchange rights, and Ziggler with rapid-fire rights. To the corner and the rights by Ziggler, and a neck breaker connects and a cover gets 2. Christian looks for the killswitch, countered and a DDT by Ziggler connects and a cover gets 2. Christian double legs Ziggler, and stacks him for a pin, but had the ropes and the ref breaks that. Christian looks for a tornado DDT, but Ziggler fights back and gets an X-Factor off the ropes and a cover gets 2. Del Rio on the announce table and distracts Ziggler, killswitch by Christian, and that is all.
: Christian @ 9:00 via pin
Renee Young interviewed Christian, and asked about his issues with Sheamus. Christian wanted to know why Sheamus was looked at as the good guy in this situation. Sheamus appeared and attacked, but Christian escaped the brogue kick.
Ryback and Ryback to begin. Jey fights off Ryback, tags in Jimmy and they double-team him in the corner. Ryback manages to survive that, hits a knee to the gut, Axel blind tags in and as Ryback shoots him off the ropes, Axel pulls down the ropes, causing Jimmy to fly to the floor. Axel works him over, tosses him back in and has control. Jimmy tries to come back, but ate a knee to the head as he looked for a back body drop, and Axel covers for 2. Ryback tags back in, and starts to work the arm of Jimmy. As he tries to ground Jimmy, Jimmy gets to his feet, but Ryback slams him back down. Ryback to the second rope and MISSES a splash. Tag to Jey, and he hits a sidekick to Ryback. Rights follow, off the ropes and a cross body, caught, but Jey escapes and hits the full nelson bomb. A Samoan drop follows, and then the Samoan clambake. Axel makes the save, it breaks down, Axel sent to the floor. Double team superkick on Ryback. One Jimmy Uso dives to the floor, then Jey hits the Superfly splash and that is all.
: The Usos @ 5:00 via pin
We get a video recap from Raw.
The Undertaker will appear on Monday's Raw.
Byron Saxton interviewed Kane. Kane said Bryan was lucky to beat him on Main Event, but said that tonight his luck will run out. Kane added that Bryan had anger issues with an inferiority complex, and that is causing him to make bad decisions, bad decisions like challenging the Authority and Triple H. He then said he would rip off Bryan's beard and shove it down his throat.
AJ Lee and Tamina vs. Natalya and Eva Marie
Eva and Tamina t begin, and Tamina shoves Eva around. Side headlock by Tamina, stomps by Eva to escape and a shoulder block to Tamina. She cart wheels out and then gets an arm drag. Tamina takes her to the corner, and then lays the boots to her. AJ tags in, shoots Eva off the ropes and hits a back elbow and covers for 2. AJ shoots Eva to the corner, tags Tamina back in, and Tamina with rights and uppercuts to Eva. Tag back to AJ, lands a boot to the gut and then gets the headlock. AJ in control, Eva trying to escape, gets to her feet ands then rolls AJ off of her. Looks for a tag, AJ stops that, but gets kicked away and a tag to Natalya. Clothesline to AJ. Boot to the gut, and then the snap suplex follows. Another snap suplex follows, but AJ back with a boot. AJ off the ropes and Natalya hits a Michinoku driver and that gets 2 after Tamina makes the save. Natalya lays out Tamina with a clothesline, AJ looks for the black widow, but Natalya transitions that into the sharp shooter and that is all!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Natalya and Eva Marie @ 4:00 via submission
We get the video for Paul Bearer going into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Time for a meeting of the Shield. Reigns and Ambrose came out, and Ambrose said that he can take getting beat down and the physical pain that comes with that, but he cannot take being lied to by someone he trusts. He feels that he has been lied to for the last 18 months, because he thought Rollins had his back in their war. He then said he didn't want to keep talking, and told Rollins to come on out since he was the one that organized this meeting.
Seth Rollins then appeared and Reigns told him that what he had to say better be good. Rollins admitted that Monday was not the best time to make his point, but that they did not understand. The war isn't with the Wyatts, but instead with themselves. They haven't been the Shield for a while now, and Monday he sacrificed himself to get them back onto the same page. Ambrose sarcastically said that leaving he and Reigns for dead was a big sacrifice. Reigns had to hold Ambrose back as Rollins finally made his way into the ring.
Rollins said if they wanted that they could end things and then go their separate ways, and that they will be fine, but that fine isn't good enough. When they are united, no one can touch them. He wanted them to be the real Shield again and to let him take his place back. Ambrose asked if he should be ok with that and then shoved him down. Reigns tossed Ambrose down and stood in between them. Rollins slapped Ambrose, and then Rollins then said for Ambrose to get out of his system what he needed to get out, and Rollins said he'd do what he did best and take one for the team so Ambrose decked him. Rollins rubbed his jaw and Ambrose rubbed his fist. Rollins asked if they were done with this, or if they were just done. Rollins extended his fist, and the Reigns joined him, and then finally Ambrose did the same. For the time being, they are united again.
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio got the jobber "already in the ring" entrance. Lockup to begin, to the corner, and they break as Sheamus favors the injured arm. Leg kicks by Del Rio, but rights by Sheamus followed by shoulder blocks in the corner. Sheamus then clotheslines Del Rio to the floor. Sheamus dives off the apron, Del Rio moves, Sheamus rolls through and then gets the Finlay roll on Del Rio. Sheamus tosses Del Rio to the barricade, rolls him back in and delivers repeated knee drops to the head and shoulders of Del Rio. Del Rio to the floor, Sheamus follows and Del Rio then tosses him into the steps. Del Rio then it's a dropkick to the arm of Shamus, which was against the steps…
We are back from commercial as Del Rio hits an enziguri to Sheamus, who was on the ropes, and then falls to the mat. Del Rio then covers for 2. Del Rio smartly works the arm, as Sheamus tries to get to his feet. He does, rights to Del Rio, off the ropes and a boot to the shoulder by Del Rio. He charges, misses Sheamus and to the apron he goes. A clothesline connects for Sheamus, and both men are down. To their feet, clotheslines by Sheamus, but a boot by Del Rio connects. Sheamus manages to get a one armed tilt a whirl slam and covers for 2. Sheamus up top now, cut off by Del Rio, he drops down and looks for the clubbing shots to the chest and starts to connect, but Del Rio grabs the arm and snaps it off the ropes. A superkick through the ropes by Del Rio, and he covers for a close 2. Del Rio looks for the arm breaker, countered and a knee lift by Sheamus. White noise countered, but Sheamus hits the Irish Curse back breaker and covers for 2. Divorce court by Del Rio, and into the cross arm breaker. Sheamus tries to fight out, does and picks up Del Rio and slams him down to escape the hold. Del Rio grabs the arm breaker again, Sheamus struggles for the ropes, and makes it. Del Rio then lays the boots to Sheamus, the ref backs him off, Del Rio back on the attack, but the ref pulls him off again. Brogue kick by Sheamus connects and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sheamus @ 11:00 via pin
We get a promo from the Wyatts. Harper wanted to know why John Cena does what he does, for fame? Glory? He said that Cena will soon realize that it is all for nothing. Bray does his upside down deal and asks what would Cena be without his legacy. The world was his teacher, and he is simply what the world made him. He doesn't want to save John Cena, because there is nothing left to save or fix. He just wants to stand there as it al burns down. Follow the buzzards.
Batista interview backstage with Byron Saxton. Batista says that Bryan needs to face reality, because there is nothing special about him at all. He stated that he could beat Bryan and Show without Kane. He also added that when he defeats Orton for the title, a real man will finally be the face of the WWE.
Josh Matthews, Booker T, Jim Duggan and Alex Riley hype the WWE Network Backstage Pass show.
Lana introduces Alexander Rusev. Awesome, super athletic.
Renee Young interviewed Show and Bryan. They are united and joked about having to buy skinny jeans to be a real man. Bryan mentioned that Batista said he hides behind people, and Bryan asked about Triple H hiding behind Orton, Batista, Kane and even Stephanie's skirt. Bryan and Show did the YES chant together, and stated that they would be known as "Respect the Beard, fear the Giant." Yup.
It appears that the Big E vs. Jack Swagger match has been cut from the show. Second week in a row that a match has been cut for some reason.
The Big Show and Daniel Bryan vs. Batista and Kane
Kane and Bryan to begin. Rights by Kane to begin, to the corner, and then off the ropes and a back elbow by Kane, and a cover gets 1. Off the ropes, Thesz press by Bryan, rights follow, and then kicks to the body take Kane to the corner. Tag to Show, whips Bryan into Kane, and then lands a body shot to Kane. Chops in the corner by Show, and then a head butt follows. More head butts follow, sends Kane back to the corner and hits a clothesline. Show off the ropes, but Kane lands a basement dropkick to the knee. Tags Batista, they try a suplex, but Show suplexes both men and tags in Bryan. Bryan then hits a suicide dive onto both men. YES, YES, YES…
Back from commercial as Show works over Batista, tag to Bryan and Bryan lands kicks to the body of Batista. He slams Batista to the corner, lays in more body kicks, to the other corner, counter by Bryan and then hits a clothesline to Batista. Dropkicks Kane to the floor, and then lays in more kicks on Batista. Bryan misses the head kick, spinebuster by Batista for 2. Tag to Kane, who takes Bryan to the corner and pummels him with rights. Kane sets Bryan up top, follows and looks for a superplex, Bryan fights out and sends Kane to the mat. Missile dropkick by Bryan connects, and both men are down. Kane tags in Batista, who goes to work on Bryan and stops him from tagging out. A clothesline from Batista, and then sends Bryan to the corner and turns him inside out when he hits the corner. Bryan again tries to fight back, but runs into a spear. Shake them ropes, thumbs down, Dave bomb countered and a head kick drops Batista. BOTH men are down and Show wants the tag and gets it. Show with clotheslines to Kane, corner splash follows and then hits a spear. Tag to Bryan, who heads up top and connects with the fling head butt for 2 as Batista makes the save, Show takes Batista to the floor, and then slams him into the steel post. Boots by Bryan to Kane, leaps and caught by the goozle, Bryan into a sunset flip try, Kane stops that but Show hits him with the KO shot, allowing Bryan to roll him up for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Big Show and Daniel Bryan @ 11:00 via pin
Show and Bryan celebrate their victory.
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