411’s WWE Smackdown Report 5.16.14
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.16.2014
John Cena faced off with Erick Rowan, Batista battled Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro and R-Truth went one-on-one and more! Check out 411’s full WWE Smackdown report for all the details!
Welcome to 411's WWE Smackdown Report 5.16.14
Match times are not exact.
We get highlights from Raw, featuring Daniel Bryan discussing his neck injury.
We'll get an update on Bryan tonight.
John Cena makes his way to the ring. Cena discusses the Daniel Bryan situation, and says he wishes Bryan a speedy recovery. He is here to answer a challenge from Bray Wyatt from Raw. But he is not sure what it is because Wyatt spoke with charisma and skill, but really said nothing. Bray said last man standing a lot, and he knows Bray doesn't want that kind of match because he's never had the match. There are no rules in that match; the only way to win is to beat your opponent so bad that he cannot get to his feet to beat the count of 10. Cena faced JBL in a LMS match, and they beat the hell out of each other. It takes a special and tough individual to have that match. Bray is dangerous because he manipulates people. But he's missing his balls; Cena uses about 10 different names for them because he's funny. He then sings about Bray having no pearls in his pants. COMEDY! He also says Bray has no brain for making the challenge, but Cena accepts, and will be the last man standing at Payback. But he wants to have fun tonight, and he wants to fight to prove a point. He makes an open challenge to any Wyatt family member, and he will let Bray pick his opponent. And he knows bray will send a Duck Dynasty reject to fight for him.
The Wyatts now appear on the screen. Bray says Cena doesn't know him, he walks with monsters and sings with spirits. He could be the most dangerous man in the world if he felt like it. But thankfully, his world begged for mercy. Now that Cena has accepted, and the last man standing will conquer all, while the loser will be trapped. Make jokes funny man, because he has pity for Cena. He then thanks Cena for helping him find the cure, the cure that will take the air from Cena's lungs. Bray will not allow Cena to medicate them anymore, tonight, one of them will be left standing there to lead the world into tomorrow, and Cena will be left waiting in the muck of his own ignorance. Bray then sings and says, "burn" to close out the promo.
Goldust and Jey to start. Off the ropes, shoulder blocks by Goldust. Jey back with arm drags, and they stand off. Jey shoves Goldust, who then fires back with a right. Off the ropes, Cody tags in and hits a dropkick and covers for 1. Cody works a hammerlock; Jey slams Cody to the corner, Jimmy tags in and takes control by working the arm. Chops follow, of the ropes and Jey in, double back elbows and elbow drops, a cover gets 2 for Jey. Tag back to Jimmy, top rope axe handle onto the arm of Cody. A whip to the corner, Cody with the O'Connor roll and a cover gets 2. Jack knife cover by Cody for 2. Jimmy cuts him off with chops, tag to Jey and Cody with an arm drag, takes him to the corner and tags in Goldust. Snap mare, elbow drop follows and then another, the cover gets 2 for Goldust. Cody with a chap shot, allowing Goldust to send Jey to the floor. Goldust follows, tosses him back in and covers for 2. Cody lays in the boots as we head to a commercial…
Back from a commercial as Cody is in and in control, covering Jey for 2. Tag back to Goldust, to the corner and then follows with the uppercut. That gets a cover for 2. Goldust tries to ground Jey, but Jey with an arm drag to escape, but then runs into a spinebuster for 2. Tag back to Cody, up top and the double axe handle on the arm of Jey. Cody then uses crazy fists and boots to continue the beat down. Cody continues work on the arm, Jey to his feet and fires back with an uppercut, but Cody then hits one of his own. Enziguri by Jey and BOTH men are down. Goldust tags in and cuts off the tag attempt. Off the ropes, boot by Jey and then low bridges Goldust and sends him to the floor. Cody tosses Goldust back in, Jimmy gets the hot tag and starts kicking ass. Samoan drop after clotheslines and kicks. The Samoan clambake connects, and a cover gets 2. Cross Rhodes try, countered and an uppercut by Jimmy, up to and the spinning moonsault press gets 2 as Goldust makes the save. Jey in, sent to the floor by Goldust. Cannonball dive stopped by a Jimmy superkick. Disaster kick by Cody! That gets 2 as Jey makes a save. Superkick by Jimmy, and then he heads up top, BIG SPLASH connects and that is all.
: The Usos @ 13:00 via pin
The Usos dance as Cody bitches about the loss.
El Torito w/Los Matadores vs. Heath Slater w/Mahal, McIntyre and Hornswoggle
The Matadores toss a cape to Slater, which leads to the Torito spearing him in the ass. They play bullfight, run around the ring and then Slater grabs Torito by the horns. Kicks by Torito, but Slater slams him to the mat. Slater stands on Torito's back, but then misses a corner charge. Slater manages to stop a spear, calls in Hornswoggle, who charges, but then hits Slater. Torito tosses him to the floor, moonsault press by Torito and that is all.
: El Torito @ 2:00 via pin
Highlights of the Shield running wild on Raw.
Evolution vs. The Shield is official for Payback.
Natalya vs. Nikki Bella
Eva Marie is the special referee. This is a rematch from Raw, Natalya is still pissed that the Bella hated her artwork. Go behind by Natalya, rolls into a knee bar but Nikki escapes. Thesz press by Nikki, they roll around and Eva fails to break them up. Natalya slaps Nikki's ass, and then gets a side headlock takedown. Nikki to her feet. Off the ropes and a double leg and roll up by Nikki. Bridge up by Natalya, and then the spinning clothesline connects for 2. They trade forearms, and then Nikki gets a face buster and a cover for 2. To the corner, Nikki misses a clothesline and Natalya slams her to the mat. Bow and arrow by Natalya follows, both shoulders are down, but then Nikki into a cover for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Nikki Bella @ 3:00 via pin
Natalya is a sad panda, again.
Renee Young is with Ziggler. Ziggler discusses his comments on Batista, noting he was just saying what everyone was thinking. Since Batista has been back he has been disappointing. He's not the star he once was, he never evolved, and is the weak link of Evolution. Ziggler says to not under estimate him, because he will show Batista up.
Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler uses his speed to stay away early, and then bails to the floor. Batista chases, back in and Ziggler lays the boots to him and follows with rights. Batista then pulls Ziggler to the floor and slams him to the barricade. He then slams him to the ring apron, and then into the steps. Back into the ring they go and Batista continues to toss Ziggler around. Batista shoots Ziggler to the corner, and then follows with a suplex. Chinlock b y Batista now, grounding Ziggler. Ziggler tries to work to his feet, does, rights to the gut follows and he escapes. Boot to Batista, off the ropes and a spinebuster by Batista. Shake them ropes Dave. Thumbs down. Batista bomb countered with rights and then a DDT by Ziggler. Ziggler avoids a corner charge, Batista posts himself and that allows Ziggler to get the mounted corner punches. LOW BLOW by Batista and that's a DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dolph Ziggler @ 5:00 via DQ
Post match, Batista is not amused, and plants Ziggler with the Batista bomb. Batista decides against leaving, returns to the ring and tosses Ziggler to the floor. Batista bomb onto the barricade. Well that had to suck.
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt in a last man standing match is official for Payback.
We get another Bo Dallas video package.
Titus gets mic time, says Sheamus made a name for himself, but only won a battle royal. He's the US champion but not even from the US. He's tough, but the divas are tough, just like everyone else. Titus gives him a chance to get out of his ring. Sheamus refuses, so Titus says to ring the bell.
Byron Saxton tries to interview Adam Rose. He gets through the Exotic Express and Rose appears. Wackiness ensues.
Damien Sandow vs. Santino w/Emma
Sandow had issued an open challenge. Sandow attacks at the bell and beats Santino down. To the corner, Sandow misses a corner charge and posts himself. COBRA. That's all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Santino @ :30 via pin
Sandow grabs the mic and says he is a good soldier, the smart guy loses and the fans are happy. But some idiot left the mic on. The mic gets turned off, this was a thing.
Paul Heyman says Truth cannot handle the truth. Being a Paul Heyman guy is the highest spot in sports entertainment. Because his client, Brock Lesnar, conquered the streak. What's up is that his client, Cesaro, won the Andre the Giant battle royal. There will only be one first. He is the Swiss Superman, The King of Swing; he is Cesaro.
Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. R Truth
Cesaro attacks at the bell, lays the boots to Truth, but Truth with a roll up for 2. Rights by Truth, and then gets the leg lariat and cover for 2. Corner splash by Truth, Cesaro counters the axe kick and gets the toss up uppercut. Neutralizer, done.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Cesaro @ 1:00 via pin
Raw rebound on the Daniel Bryan situation.
Bryan had successful surgery, and we will find out the fate of the WWE Title on Monday.
Cena and then the Wyatt Family made their way to the ring. The Wyatts surround the ring, and tease who will be the man to face Cena. Then the music for the Usos hit, who rush the ring to be at Cena's side. Oh that forward thinking John Cena.
John Cena w/The Usos vs. Erick Rowan w/Wyatt and Harper
Back from commercial and it's Rowan going one on one with Cena. Rowan rushes Cena, and beats him down in the corner. Rowan slams Cena's head to the buckle, and then follows with big rights. Cena fires back with rights, off the ropes but Rowan connects with a back elbow. Rowan with the body slam, followed by a forearm shot to the back. Rowan tosses Cena to the floor, and he rolls to the feet of Wyatt. The Usos are over to keep the shenanigans at a minimum, allowing Rowan to continue his attack and slam Cena to the steps. Rowan rolls Cena back in and covers for 2. Rowan works the head crunch, Cena tries to get to his feet, escapes and gets a dropkick on Rowan. Rowan fires right back with a bog boot, dropping Cena. More rights by Rowan to the downed Cena follow, and then the pump handle back breaker connects. Cena to the apron, stuns Rowan off the ropes, back in and then runs into a clothesline, Rowan covers but only gets 2. A big shoulder block by Rowan follows, Cena to his feet, and runs into a bear hug. Clubbing shots to the back by Rowan, who then turns it into a side slam and a cover gets 2. Rowan runs into a back elbow, proto bomb by Cena. Five-knuckle shuffle follows, Rowan escapes the AA, catches Cena and hits the sack of shit slam. Rowan charges, corner splash follows and Cena is down. Rowan off the ropes, trip by Cena into the STF. Harper in, cleared out by the Usos! Uso dives connect to Harper. Claw slam by Rowan and that gets 2. Cena counters the pump handle, AA, the end.
OFFICIAL RESULT: John Cena @ 8:00 via pin
The Usos cut off Bray before he could make a save. Cena and Bray stare down
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