411’s WWE Smackdown Report 5.23.14
Posted by Larry Csonka on 05.23.2014
Hulk Hogan made a rare Smackdown appearance, Bo Dallas made his debut, Batista battled Dolph Ziggler in a no DQ match and more! Check out 411’s full WWE Smackdown report for all the details!
Welcome to 411's WWE Smackdown Report 5.23.14
Match times are not exact.
Jimmy Hart announces Hulk Hogan, who makes his way to the ring. Hogan says that it feels good to be in London just like in the old days. Speaking of the old days, Jimmy Hart has not been the same since living in the Legend's House. Hogan then goes into promotional mode, hyping the show and the WWE Network. Tonight is about looking forward to the future, and the future looks bright for all of his British Hulkamaniacs, They made history at WrestleMania 30, and will continue to do so. Buy the Network brothers.
No DQ Match: Batista vs. Dolph Ziggler
They brawl at the bell, some back and forth and a dropkick by Ziggler, the cover gets 2. Rights and boots by Ziggler, kicks away at Batista and has early control. Off the ropes, reversal and a spinebuster by Batista, the cover gets 2. Batista to the floor, and grabs a chair. Ziggler up and pulls the chair from Batista, but Ziggler is pulled to the floor and slammed into the announce table. Batista slams Ziggler to the apron, and then hot shots him off the barricade. Batista charges, but Ziggler sidesteps and Batista crashes into the barricade. Then connects with a Cactus clothesline, sending he and Batista over the barricade…
Back from commercial as Batista misses a chair shot and hits the post. Ziggler with a chair shot to the back and then another. Ziggler in control with more chair shots, tries to roll Batista into the ring, but he rolls back out. A clothesline follows from Ziggler, and then he slams Batista into the steps. Back into the ring they go, Ziggler with a corner clothesline and mounted corner punches follows. The neck breaker follows, and then a DDT by Ziggler gets 2. Ziggler tries a fameasser, caught but he then slips out. Fameasser connects, and a cover gets 2 for Ziggler. Batista rolls to the floor, Ziggler to his feet and hits a baseball side dropkick, sending Batista over the announce table. Ziggler continues the attack; rights follow as Cole is down since Batista hit him. Batista then whips Ziggler to the steps, and then slams Ziggler to the announce table. Batista moves the steps around, looks for the powerbomb, but Ziggler with the low blow; that's some payback from last week. Ziggler to the apron, and MISSES the fameasser to the steps, and crashes and burns. Batista rolls him back into the ring and hits the spear and that is all.
: Batista @ 12:00 via pin
And then a Batista bomb just to make sure Ziggler learned his lesson.
We get a Bo Dallas video package.
Cameron and Naomi vs. Eva Marie and Nikki Bella
Summer Rae is the guest referee. Nikki and Naomi to begin. Takedown by Nikki, who works the arm. Naomi kips up, to the corner and Naomi uses her ass as a weapon and sends Nikki to the mat. Nikki escapes the full nelson and goes for a cover, but Summer will not count. Naomi with a roll up, but Nikki escapes. Tag to Cameron, double teams on Nikki and then a lung blower by Cameron. Dropkicks by Nikki, tag to Eva, and they take Cameron down, no count for Summer. Eva argues with Cameron, roll up by Cameron and Summer with the super fast count and that is that. Summer is a tremendous heel ref.
: Cameron and Naomi @ 2:00 via pin
Bo Dallas makes his way to the ring. He introduces himself and says that he is living proof that dreams come true. The most beautiful things cannot be seen or heard, but they can be felt with your heart. All you have to do, is Bo-Lieve!
Sin Cara vs. Bo Dallas
And here we go. Lock up, side headlock by Dallas. Counter by Cara, but arm drags by Dallas, who then celebrates. Lock up again, Dallas works the arm. Cara then escapes and gets a hammerlock. Another counter by Dallas, he works the arm but then eats a kick by Cara. Off the ropes and an elbow by Dallas. He slams Cara to the corner, and is very proud of himself. A suplex follows for Dallas, and then a knee drop and another. He then gives Cara a thumbs up and drops another knee. Roll up by Cara for 2. Another roll up and another 2 count for Cara. To the corner, Dallas hits hard and then chops by Cara. Cara to the apron, flying forearms by Cara, back handspring elbow follows and the cover gets 2. Cara with the Enziguri from the apron, up top and misses the senton. Dallas levels him with the clothesline, and then hits a run up the ropes bulldog for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Bo Dallas @ 3:30 via pin
Dallas celebrated, and they consoled Sin Cara. He told him to never stop trying, and that one day, he could be just like Bo. Don't stop, Bo-lievin!
We return to a darkened ring, where the Wyatts are ready for talky time. Bray, sitting in a rocking chair, noted that evil is very real and all around, but people live in a bubble and don't see it. The people are prisoners of society, which is exactly what they want. And when the people start to raise their eyebrows, someone like John Cena is paraded out to tell them to believe and do the right thing and telling them that they don't live in a prison, you live where you want. We get highlights from Raw. Bray says that the Cenation had infected our world like a plague. But all that it would take was a simple ten count to eradicate Cena and everything that he stands for. Cena is scared, so scared that he recruited the Usos to fight the ground war while Cena rides his high horse while wearing his crown. Bray then warned that their bond with Cena could not be broken, and that they would learn that there were worse things than dying. Bray will be there to see Cena fall. He then spoke in tongues and sang.
Cesaro and Heyman are on commentary. Cesaro distracted Sheamus at the bell, allowing Del Rio to attack. Sheamus fires back with rights and then beats down Del Rio in the corner. Snap mare by Del Rio, basement dropkick follows and a cover for 2. This angers Sheamus, so he chokes out Del Rio in the ropes. Sheamus then hits a knee drop off the second rope and covers for 2. Rights by Sheamus in the corner, an Irish whip follows, big elbow by Del Rio. Sheamus then hits a Finlay roll, and then clotheslines Del Rio to the floor. Sheamus follows, but Del Rio hits an Enziguri.
Back from a commercial as Sheamus sends Del Rio to the apron. Del Rio stun guns him off the ropes, back in but clotheslines for Sheamus follow. High knee by Sheamus, but then a back stabber by Del Rio and a cover gets 3. Del Rio misses a kick; roll up by Sheamus for 2. Irish curse follows and a cover gets 2 for Sheamus. Del Rio escapes a Finlay roll, but then Sheamus counters the arm bar. He misses a brogue kick and goes to the apron. As he returns, Del Rio hits a superkick and covers for 2. Del Rio misses a charge, and then Sheamus lands the clubbing shots in the ropes. Sheamus picks up Del Rio, but he holds onto the ropes. Cross arm breaker now by Del Rio. Sheamus fights, and makes the ropes. Sheamus nails Cesaro before he can get involved, and then hits a powerslam on Del Rio. Cesaro then pulls Sheamus to the floor and slams him to the steps, and that's good enough for a DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sheamus @ 9:30 via DQ
Post match, Cesaro hit Sheamus with the neutralizer on the floor. Cesaro and Heyman celebrated, and then Cesaro shook the limp hand of Sheamus.
We get a recap of Stephanie McMahon addressing Bryan and the WWE Title situation from Raw.
Vickie Guerrero was in the ring, and said that what we don't know is that she can party with the best of them/ he then invited Adam Rose to the ring. Rose came out and Vickie tried to leave, but Rose had her stay and asked if she was a lemon or a rosebud. The crowd thought she was a lemon, which didn't please her. She then tried to get Rose to leave, which led to a trick where he tried to get her to take his used lollipop sever al times. She ended up falling off the apron onto the Exotic Express, and they carried her around the ring as she screamed. It was a wacky segment.
Renee Young interviewed the Usos. The Usos joked about the Adam Rose segment and all of the wacky people in his party group. Talk turned to the Usos, who say they are a real family unlike the Wyatts. The Wyatts are big, bad and ugly as hell, but they are the tag team champion. John Cena they arrived and did a half mocking Hogan promo and made no sense. He then got series, and says the Wyatts are all talk. The Usos have championships. Actions will speak louder than words.
Harper and Jey to begin. To the corner and rights by Harper follow. Whip across the ring, counter and a roll up by Jey for 2. A boot follows, and then a spin kick follows. Jimmy in with a sunset flip and that gets 2. Harper cuts him off, tag to Rowan and head butts to Jimmy in the corner. Rowan misses a charge, rights from Jimmy. Rowan tosses him down, but then eats a kick. Tag back to Jey, corner forearm to Rowan connects. Tag back to Jimmy, they work over Rowan, off the ropes and Jimmy with a cross body that takes he and Rowan to the floor. The Usos control the ring as we head to commercial…
Back from commercial as Jimmy lays the boots to Rowan in the ropes. Rowan with a big right stops that, tags to Harper and then sends Jimmy into the ropes (his neck snapped back, looked cool) and a cover gets 2. Tag back to Rowan, and he slams Jimmy. Forearm to the back follows, and then works his skull crusher. The crowd is singing, "He's got the whole world in his hands" as Rowan continues to control the match. Harper tags back in, and as Jimmy tries to fight back, Harper connects with a superkick. Jey has to make the save, but Harper keeps control and sets Jimmy up top. Jimmy with a kick, up top and hits the corkscrew moonsault. BOTH men are down. Tag to Rowan and Jey, big cross body to Rowan. Sidekick follows, uppercuts and then the Samoan drop. Samoan clambake to Rowan, but Harper levels him. Jimmy sends Harper to the floor, Jey then hits a dive on him. Rowan misses a charge and hits the steel post. Jey then hits the over the corner post dive onto Rowan, and then takes out Harper. He tosses Rowan back in, heads up top but Bray tosses him off the top for the DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: The Usos @ 11:00 via DQ
Cena hits the ring, AA to Rowan. He stares down Bray from the ring as his music plays. Bray teases getting in the ring, but then backs off.
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