411’s WWE Smackdown Report 7.18.14
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.18.2014
Chris Jericho faced off with Luke Harper, Dean Ambrose tried to get revenge for Raw when he faced off with Kane and more! Check out 411’s full WWE Smackdown report for all the details!
Welcome to 411's WWE Smackdown Report 7.18.14
Match times are not exact.
Dean Ambrose makes his way out to the ring. We see clips of Ambrose getting his ass kicked on Raw. Ambrose says for the last two years all he heard about was that Seth Rollins was so smart, the smarted one. He is smart, smart enough to know that he couldn't beat Ambrose on his own. Sure he went to the hospital, but he is here tonight and he will destroy Rollins at Battleground. "Is that all you got?" That's not a rhetorical question, get out here and let's do this. Rollins appears on the big screen, says that Ambrose is talented, but that without him, Ambrose is a babbling lunatic bound for an insane asylum. Rollins would love nothing more than to curb stomp Ambrose's face into the mat again, but he can't because he isn't medically cleared due to tweaking his knee on Raw. Ambrose says he is scared, but Rollins should face his fears and make daddy proud and take his beating like a man. Rollins said that he spoke with Triple H, and Ambrose has a match tonight, against Kane. Kane sets off his in ring pyro from backstage, because, telekinesis.
Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus vs. Fandango and The Miz
Miz and Ziggler to begin, lock up and to the corner they go. Miz drops to the mat and covers his face so Ziggler can't hit him. Boot by Miz, works a side headlock but Ziggler off the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Some counters, Miz stops a dropkick and looked for the figure four, but Ziggler escapes and tries to punch him in the face. Miz runs and tags in Fandango. Tag to Sheamus after some elbow drops, shoulder blocks by Sheamus in the corner follow. Short-armed clothesline by Sheamus follows, and a cover gets 1. Clubbing shots by Sheamus, tries the Finlay roll but that is countered and Fandango with rights and chops connect. Sheamus has enough of that shit and tosses Fandango to the floor. Miz tries to get involved, but runs because he has to protect his face…
Back from commercial as Fandango stuns Sheamus off the ropes. He dances, but that allows Sheamus to recover. Miz distracts Sheamus, allowing Fandango to come back with some kicks and cover for 2. Tag to Miz, he lays the boots to Sheamus in the corner. He hits a running kick to the face and covers for 2. Fandango tags back in, he works over Sheamus in the corner and then Miz gets involved and rakes at the face of Sheamus. Sheamus tries to battle back against both, but runs into a dropkick from Fandango, which gets 2. Fandango dances, Sheamus back to his feet and hits white noise and BOTH men are down. Tags to Ziggler and Miz. Ziggler runs wild, clotheslines and elbows to send Fandango the floor. Ziggler looks for the fameasser, Miz to the floor to escape, but Sheamus tosses him back in and Ziggler hits a rough Ryder and covers for 2. Ziggler hits a DDT on Miz and covers for 2 as Fandango makes the save. Miz avoids the brogue kick but it connects on Fandango. Sheamus chases Miz go to the floor, allowing Ziggler to hit the zigzag and that is all.
: Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus @ 12:00 via pin
Eva Marie vs. Alicia Fox – Nikki Bella Special Referee
Lock up, to the ropes they go and Nikki separates them. Lock up again, to the ropes again and Nikki breaks them up. Lock up, side headlock by Eva. Off the ropes, hip toss by Fox and she covers for 2. Roll up by Eve for 1. Slam and cover for kinda one. Eva and Nikki argue, and that leads to Fox attacking Nikki and then Eva joins in. Fox hits the ax kick to finish off Nikki. Damn that diabolical Stephanie McMahon.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Not Nikki Bella No Contest @ 2:00
Stardust and Goldust do bizarre shit backstage.
We get highlights of the Wyatt/Jericho angle from Raw, where Jericho got beat down by the family.
Wyatt cuts a promo before the match. He remembers that Jericho said he would always be here for the fans, and save them all. But Wyatt sees through Jericho, because Jericho is a liar and deserves all that is coming to him. There is no turning back now; it is Jericho's fate hanging in the balance. Don't worry about "saving us," focus on saving yourself.
Chris Jericho vs. Luke Harper w/Bray and Rowan
Harper tosses Jericho to the corner right away and makes scary faces at him. Rights and uppercuts from Harper follow, and takes early control. But Jericho fights back with chops and then gets a dropkick. More uppercuts by Harper follow and he takes Jericho down in the corner and chokes him out with the boot. Off the ropes, flying forearm by Jericho sends Harper to the floor. Harper back to the apron and Jericho sends him to the floor again. Harper looks to regroup with the family as we head to a commercial…
We're back from commercial as Harper has a headlock on Jericho, grounding him for the time being. Jericho fights to his feet, elbows to escape and then hits a corner clothesline. Mounted rights by Jericho follow; Harper fights back and hits a suplex out of the corner and covers for 2. Harper back to the headlock, Jericho escapes, Harper tries a slam by Jericho with a roll up for 2. Harper lays the boots to Jericho, catapults Jericho under the ropes and Jericho falls to the floor and grabs at his neck. Harper drops Jericho throat first in the barricade, and then chokes him out on the floor. Back into the ring they go, elbow drop by Harper and a cover gets 2. Gator roll by Harper and back to a side headlock. Jericho fights to his feet, off the ropes and a boot to Harper. Jericho to the apron, up top and the double ax smash connects. Harper avoids the walls of Jericho, but Jericho hits an Enziguri and covers for 2. Off the ropes, Harper catches Jericho and hits the Michinoku driver and covers for 2. Jericho back with a boot again, heads up top and hits the high cross for 2. Harper avoids the bulldog and hits a big boot. Sit out powerbomb connects and Harper covers for 2. Harper backs off and sets, Jericho avoids and sends him to the corner, lionsualt connects for Jericho. The cover gets 2. Harper counters the code breaker, tries another powerbomb, but Jericho counters into the walls of Jericho. Rowan to the apron, knocked off to the floor. Jericho then gets a roll up as Harper misses the clothesline and gets the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chris Jericho @ 14:00 via pin
The Wyatts attack, but the Usos make the save.
Colter and Swagger walk.
We get highlights of Monday's debate between Colter/Swagger and Lana/Rusev.
Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger make their way to the ring. He says that Lana made a mistake when she slapped him on Raw. Colter runs down Lana for praising Russia and Putin, and they are sick and tired of this. Colter says that he has been a critic of the government, but that is his place as a citizen, not the place of people like Lana. They will settle this at Battleground. Because Swagger will be crush proof. Colter leads the fans in the "we the people" chant. Rusev and Lana make their way out. Lana calls Americans stupid and says that we never learn. At Battleground, Rusev will crush Swagger, and all of America. Rusev then tries to lead a Russia chant, and we get a flag-waving contest. The crowd chants USA. End segment.
Pre-match, Kofi and Del Rio get the mini-box interviews, discussing winning the IC Title at Battleground.
Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio
Lock up to begin, to the corner and Del Rio lays in the kicks and punches. Off the ropes, boot by Kofi, but as Kofi heads to the apron, Del Rio kicks him to the floor. Del Rio slams Kofi to the apron, rolls him back in and covers for 2. Del Rio works the headlock, Kofi to his feet, but Del Rio simply beats him down and then tosses him to the floor. Del Rio sends Kofi to the apron, but Kofi leaps into the ring, and then flies back out with a suicide dive. Back in and a springboard chop by Kofi. Clotheslines and a dropkick follow for Kofi. Boom drop follows for Kofi, sets for trouble in paradise but misses because Del Rio rolls to the floor. Kofi follows chases, back in and v catches Kofi with the superkick and covers for 2. Kofi counters the arm bar, SOS by Kofi but Del Rio gets the ropes for the break. Stun gun off the ropes by Del Rio, Del Rio then heads up top and Kofi crotches him. Kofi follows him up but Del Rio with rights and Kofi falls and is trapped in the ropes. Double stomp off the top by Del Rio, and hat is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Alberto Del Rio @ 5:00 via pin
Fandango meets with Layla and Summer. He wishes them luck, and just wants to wipe the slate clean. He knows they love jewelry, and when he wins gold on Sunday, they can have their arms on his guns. They want no part of him, and mock his dancing. Bo Dallas arrives, and says if you love them then let them go. If they don't come back, then they were never yours to begin with. "Hey buddy, you'll be fine with your smooth moves and fancy pants. Some lucky lady will dance her way into your life. All you have to do… is "Bo-lieve."
AJ and Paige walk.
AJ Lee and Paige vs. Layla and Summer Rae
Summer shoves AJ and dances around a bit. She does a split and AJ kicks her in the back of the head and skips around. Neck breaker by AJ, cover gets 2 and Summer rolls and kicks Layla in. Paige in, off the ropes and kicks by Layla take Paige down, cover for 2. To the corner, hanging head scissors by Layla in the ropes and then trips up Paige. Basement dropkick follows, tag to Summer who hits one of her own and covers for 2. Paige reverses a whip, to the apron and head butts Summer. Knees follow and then kicks Layla to the floor. Clotheslines by Paige, AJ tags herself in and applies the black widow and Summer taps out.
OFFICIAL RESULT: AJ Lee and Paige @ 2:00 via submission
Paige is pissed about this, so AJ gives her the puppy dog eyes and they shake hands and hug it out. Paige is so snapping on her on Sunday.
Flo Rida will be on Raw on Monday.
We get a video package hyping Sunday's four-way match for the WWE World Title of the Universe.
Seth Rollins meets with Kane. He says he wants to be on the same page. Tonight is about Dean Ambrose. Kane will deal with Orton on his own, and he has his own plans for Ambrose. Rollins asks Kane to leave a little of Ambrose for him, so he can finish him at Battleground. Kane then warns Rollins not to plan on cashing in on Sunday.
Dean Ambrose vs. Kane
Kane set off his pyro and Ambrose attacks and sends him to the floor. Suicide dive by Ambrose stopped by a Kane uppercut. Ambrose fights back with mounted rights in the corner, but Kane tosses him around a bit and then connects with a big uppercut to take Ambrose down. Running boot by Kane follows, and then chokes out Ambrose in the ropes. Kane works over the bad shoulder of Ambrose, and then hits a leg drop and covers for 2. Kane continues to work the bad shoulder, and takes Ambrose to the mat. Ambrose fights out, but Kane wit more rights to stop that. To the corner, and Ambrose manages to hit a tornado DDT and both men are down. Ambrose pulls himself to his feet, and Kane follows. Rights by Ambrose, to the ropes and unloads with rights on Kane and follows with a dropkick. Ambrose up top now, missile dropkick connects for Ambrose. Ambrose looks for the jawbreaker lariat, goozle but Kane to counter; Ambrose escapes and sends Kane to the floor. He hits the suicide dive this time, and then slams Kane to the apron. Kane then slams Ambrose to the steps, takes off the top part and then slams Ambrose on them again. Looks for the tombstone, Ambrose escapes and posts Kane. Rollins is out and hits Ambrose with the MITB case for the DQ
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dean Ambrose @ 6:00 via DQ
That trickster Seth Rollins isn't hurt at all. Kane slides the bottom part of the steps in the ring; Ambrose attacks Rollins but Kane chokeslams Ambrose. This allows Rollins to hit the curb stomp on the steps. Rollins stands tall to close the show, and poses with the MITB case.
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