411’s WWE Smackdown Report 4.18.14
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.18.2014
Batista battled Sheamus in the main event, Triple H announced that Evolution will face the Shield at Extreme Rules and more! Check out 411’s full WWE Smackdown report for all the details!
Welcome to 411's WWE Smackdown Report 4.18.14
Match times are not exact.
Triple H is out to kick off the show, saying one of his jobs is finding the best talents from around the world, giving them a chance and watching them succeed. The Shield is on the top of that list. Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns are three of the most talented guys to come along in years. So he gave them power, maybe too much. Sometimes when you have power, you try to see how far that can take you, to that line in the sand. Don't cross the line. The Shield did, and on Monday they paid the price. We see highlights from two weeks ago on Raw and then from this week's Raw. After the video, Triple H says that on Raw the Shield found humility, and were humbled before the feet of Evolution. He told Michael Cole Wednesday that they can move past this, he could let bygones be bygones. He offered the Shield a chance to come back on their hands and knees and to ask for forgiveness. But he got silence; accept for a message from Reigns. Reigns said that Kings do not win wars, soldiers do. Triple H says that is not reality, soldiers are the currency of which the empires are bought and sold. The Shield has lost their value, and while it pains him to destroy what he created, he will do just that. At Extreme Rules, The Shield will face Evolution. Evolution returns, to show the world what true destruction really is, to show the Shield what true power really is. You either adapt or perish, that is Evolution.
Big E cuts a mini-box interview about the IC Title contender's tournament.
This match was because Del Rio reminded people on the App that he has a few recent wins over Big E. Lots of back and forth early, Big E finally hits a flying shoulder block and covers for 2. Looks for a slam, countered and Del Rio hits the run up Enziguri in the corner and covers for 2. Del Rio lays the boots to Big E, and works the grounded headlock. Big E works to his feet, and then slams Del Rio to the corner. Del Rio back with a kick to the face and then hits a charging kick and covers for 2. Right by Del Rio follow, Del Rio then charges but misses and hits the steel post. Clotheslines by Big E, and then a belly-to-belly suplex connects. Running splash by Big E countered by the knees of Del Rio.
Back from the commercial as both men are on the floor and then rolling into the ring. Big E charges, Del Rio moves and then Big E slams into the post. DDT by Del Rio and a cover gets 2. Del Rio heads up top, leaps and is caught by Big E who gets a side back breaker. Del Rio off the ropes and a flapjack by Big E, followed by the running splash. STRAPS ARE DOWN! Del Rio counters the big ending into a back stabber and covers for a close 2. Del Rio looks for the cross arm breaker and gets it. Big E blocking the hold now, and then gets to the ropes. Del Rio then argues with the referee about breaking the hold late, and gets DQ'd.
: Big E @ 10:00 via DQ
Del Rio attacks Big E after the match, but Big E battles back and hits the big ending to stand tall.
They hype Warrior week on the WWE Network.
Soft voices for Cole and JBL as they discuss the ending of the streak.
We get a Bo Dallas promo.
Paul Heyman is in the ring for talky time. He is Paul Heyman, the advocate for the fastest rising star in WWE, the king of Swing and the Swiss Superman Cesaro. He is also the ONE behind the ONE in 21 and 1, the advocate for the beast that conquered the streak Brock Lesnar. He says, repeatedly, that is client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the streak. Seriously, like 20 times or something awesomely ridiculous like that. He vented and feels better. He is glad he had this moment to shine his brilliance on the Tennessee ignorance. He then wants to say something from the bottom of his heart, "my client, Brock Lesnar, conquered, the streak."
Cole says that Hornswoggle has been jealous of El Torito, and they got into it on WWE Main Event. They even do a tale of the tape for their match later tonight.
Mini-box interview from Tamina, promising to win the Divas Title at the PPV.
Aksana says the divas are jealous of Paige for winning the title, but she got lucky. That luck runs out tonight.
Aksana attacks before the bell, which is not very sportswomanlike. Boot to the gut by Aksana, a go behind follows but Paige hits rapid fire elbows and gets pissed. Knees to the chest of Aksana follows, and Aksana to the floor. Paige follows, but Aksana hits a clothesline and tosses her back into the ring. She then hits a spinebuster and then repeatedly slams Paige's face to the mat and then covers for 1. Chinlock by Aksana now, Paige fights to her feet, but Aksana slams her back to the mat and after crawling around, covers for 2. Kicks to the gut by Aksana, off the ropes and they collide as they both tried a cross body. Slaps by Aksana, Paige fires back with clotheslines and then a dropkick. Paige then locks in the scorpion cross lock and that is all.
: Paige @ 4:00 via submission
Renee Young is with Sheamus. She discusses tonight's rematch with Batista. We see footage from three weeks ago when Batista beat the shit out of Sheamus. Sheamus says Batista took the easy way out when he used a chair. Sheamus tells a story about a neighborhood bully, who he overcame. Tonight he will get even because tonight it is time to fight.
El Torito and Hornswoggle prepare for their match.
El Torito w/Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle w/Mahal and McIntyre
They have a stare down, and then shove each other. Lock up, go behind by Torito, and into a side headlock. Off the ropes and a shoulder block by Torito. RANA by Torito and then a dropkick that sends Hornswoggle to the apron. Charge by Torito, countered by Hornswoggle, who then slams him to the corner. Hornswoggle does a Yoko drop in the corner, but Torito escapes at 2. Clothesline to Torito, and then a splash by Hornswoggle gets 2. Chinlock by Hornswoggle, he works the horn, but Torito gets to his feet and escapes, only for Hornswoggle to try and slam him and then he does. Hornswoggle taunts the Matadores, and Torito gets a roll up for 2. To the corner, Hornswoggle poses, and then misses a charge. Torito spears him in the ass and follows that with a broncobuster. Torito then hits a moonsault for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: El Torito @ 4:00 via pin
Bad News Barrett had some bad news for us. He asks for some decorum for what we just saw in the ring, but he has some bad news. The fact that the fans applauded that atrocity, illustrates their low standards, and shows how small their brains really are.
Lana comes out to explain that Rusev crush, and is awesome, super athletic.
R-Truth w/Xavier Woods vs. Alexander Rusev w/Lana
Truth attacks at the bell, works rights and forearms. Rusev then tries to slam him to the corner, but Truth counters out and hits the leg lariat. Missile dropkick by Truth and a cover for 1. Truth then runs into Rusev, who tosses him aside and destroys him with a kick. Knees by Rusev in the ropes, and then hits the sack of shit slam. Lana instructs him to crush, hits the slam and then the accolade and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alexander Rusev @ 2:00 via submission
Woods tries to make the save, but Rusev kicks his ass and tosses him to the floor.
We get a Legends House promo.
They show the awesome Ultimate Warrior Tribute video from Raw.
Santino w/Emma vs. Fandango w/Layla
And here we go again with these two. Some comedy to begin as Santino falls on his ass. Rights by Fandango, off the ropes and kicks Santino in the face and covers for 2. A suplex by Fandango, then misses a leg drop. Split by Santino, hip toss and head butt follows. Layla then steals the cobra and Emma tackles her on the floor. Santino then manages a sunset flip and wins.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Santino @ 1:00 via pin
Santino then high fives Emma with the cobra and that renders her hand useless, so she has to do her wacky dance with one arm.
Video of Stephanie reprimanding Kane on Raw, leading to the return of masked Kane. There is simply no honoring the Luchas de Apuestas stipulations anymore. The commission in Mexico would not approve.
Daniel Bryan returns on Monday.
We get an Adam Rose promo.
Batista vs. Sheamus
And here we go with out main event. Sheamus attacks at the bell with rights, and to the floor they go and Batista slams Sheamus to the barricade. Back into the ring they go and Sheamus connects with a clothesline and then rights. To the corner and shoulder blocks by Sheamus, counter by Batista and he shoots Sheamus off the ropes, knee by Sheamus and then a clothesline and cover for 2. Snap mare and knee to the back by Sheamus, and then works a half nelson. Batista gets the ropes, and Sheamus breaks. Sheamus with the clubbing shots in the ropes, but then Batista stuns him off the ropes. Sheamus with a knee and sends Batista to the floor.
Back from commercial as they are brawling on the floor, but then Batista kicks the steps into the knees of Sheamus and then whips him into the barricade. Back to the ring, elbows by Batista to Sheamus as he lays on the apron. Sheamus tries to battle back with rights, but Batista trips him up and sends him to the buckles. Batista then sends Sheamus into the steel post, and Sheamus falls to the floor. Batista to the floor, rolls Sheamus back in and gets the catapult as Sheamus laid under the ropes and covers for 2. Batista bomb try, countered and Batista is sent to the floor. Batista crawls back in, shoots Sheamus to the corner, he blocks and then slams Batista to the post. Sheamus with axe handle shots to Batista, knee by Batista, Sheamus counters the Batista bomb and hits a few high knees. Clubbing shots in the ropes by Sheamus, slingshot shoulder block connects for 2. Finlay roll countered, Irish curse by Sheamus gets 2. Sheamus looks for the cloverleaf, Batista gets to the ropes. Back elbow by Batista, but he then runs into a powerslam. Sheamus now looks for the brogue kick, but Batista rolls to the floor. Sheamus chases, tosses him back in and misses the brogue kick, SPEAR by Batista for a close 2. Thumbs down, Batista bomb countered again. Sheamus up top, Batista catches him and crotches him on the top rope. Batista bomb, and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Batista @ 10:00 via pin
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