Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
Many people have fallen victim to the Shield in the last week. What will happen when the Shield wrestle in singles matches on this week’s episode of Smackdown. Seth Rollins faces Kane. Roman Reigns faces Daniel Bryan. Dean Ambrose faces Randy Orton.
We are in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and your announcers are John Layfield and Michael Cole.
Match Number One: Seth Rollins (with Roman Reigns) versus Kane (with Daniel Bryan)
Rollins with punches and a side head lock. Kane tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Rollins lands on his feet. Kane with a shoulder tackle followed by a head butt. Kane with an Irish whip and Rollins floats over but Rollins runs into a big boot from Kane and Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a delayed vertical suplex and a near fall. Rollins with punches but Kane with a back body drop and Kane gets another near fall.
Kane with a snap mare but Rollins gets up before Kane can hit the drop kick and Rollins with a drop kick to the knee. Rollins with a kick and he wants to start to focus on the knee. Rollins with elbow drops to the knee and then he tries to hyper-extend the knee. Rollins with a kick to the back of the leg.
Kane with punches but Rollins goes back to the knee and he kicks Kane a few more times. Rollins continues to work on the knee and he goes for a knee bar but Kane kicks Rollins away. Rollins with another kick to the knee and Rollins goes to the turnbuckles but Kane with an uppercut and he uses Rollins’ position on the turnbuckles to try a choke slam but Rollins kicks Kane and hits a DDT and he gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins with a single leg crab but Kane kicks Rollins to the corner. Kane with a power slam but Kane’s knee is still giving him problems. Kane with punches and a splash into the corner followed by an Irish whip and clothesline followed by a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes up top but because of his injured knee, Rollins is able to recover and he punches Kane and tries for a superplex but Rollins is pushed to the mat.
Kane with the clothesline from the top and Kane is distracted by Roman Reigns on the apron and that allows Rollins to hit an enzuigiri. Rollins goes up top but Bryan pushes Rollins off and Kane gets the three count with a choke slam.
After the match, Reigns argues with the referee and he tries to tell him what happened behind the referee’s back.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan (with Kane) versus Roman Reigns (with Seth Rollins)
Reigns with a knee and forearm followed by a head butt and kicks as he shows some anger over the previous match result. The referee pulls Reigns out of the corner. Bryan with a drop toe hold that sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and Bryan with Kicks of No. Bryan with a spinning leg drop to the knee. Bryan with a step over toe hold into a modified figure four leg lock and he punches Reigns and gets a near fall.
Bryan with kicks and a Dragon Screw Leg Whip followed by kicks to the back and knees. Reigns with a back elbow and a knee lift. Reigns gets a near fall and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan with a kick to the chest followed by punches. Reigns with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Reigns taunts Bryan and he sends Bryan face first into the mat followed by a running shoulder tackle for a near fall. Reigns runs his forearm across the eyes and then he Irish whips Bryan but Reigns misses a splash into the corner.
Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and then he returns to the Kicks of No and a hesitation drop kick and a near fall. Bryan kicks Reigns in the chest but he misses a round kick. Reigns with a head butt to the abdomen and Bryan is down in the corner.
Reigns with an Irish whip but Bryan flips over and he gets a near fall with a crucifix but Reigns rolls through. Bryan applies the No Lock and he has Reigns in the center of the ring. Rollins pushes the ropes towards Reigns and he grabs it. Kane with a boot to Rollins on the floor. Reigns pie faces Kane and Kane with an uppercut but the referee saw that and he calls for the bell.
Winner: Roman Reigns (by disqualification)
After the match, Bryan stares at Kane for costing him the match against Reigns. Bryan argues with Kane in the ring. Bryan pokes Kane in the chest and Kane leaves the ring. Bryan follows after Kane and he says that he can do it on his own.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow is in the ring. He talks about how he attempted to teach Sheamus and the unwashed masses of the WWE Universe a lesson. That lesson was physical strength is not now nor ever will be superior to mental strength. This left the Irish brute dumbfounded. Much like 25 years ago when Edmonton gave away Wayne Gretzky for nothing. He says that when it comes to intelligence, he is the great one.
Damien demands SILENCE. To further illustrate his point, he has a simple challenge. He has three containers and he says that it was referred to as thimblery. It might be known to you as ‘The Shell Game’. He has three cups and a ball. He places the ball under one of the cups and he rearranges the ball. Anyone with common sense will know where the ball is located.
Damien says that he is surrounded by simple minds . . .
And Sheamus’ music plays and he comes out. He says that Damo couldn’t leave well enough alone. After last week’s knot puzzle, Damien should have walked away. Now he is out playing with his cups and tiny balls. He says that Damien is annoying everyone so he will defeat him at his own game.
Damien asks Sheamus if he would like to take part in the challenge and Sheamus accepts.
Damien tells Sheamus to choose wisely. Sheamus picks the wrong cup and Damien wonders why he is not surprised. He says that Sheamus’ idiot license is good for another year. Damien says that he will ‘dimwitify’ the game. Two cups . . . one ball.
Sheamus picks the wrong cup again and Sheamus has proven himself incompetent again. Damien says that the challenge is over, but Sheamus interrupts.
Sheamus says that Damien has beaten him at this game. Sheamus wants to see the red ball under the cup.
Damien calls Sheamus a simple man.
Sheamus tells Damo to raise the cup to show the ball. He wants to make sure that everyone is satisfied that the ball is under the cup.
Sheamus takes the cup while the crowd wants Damien to ‘Show his balls’.
Damien wants to know if there is one adult in the crowd tonight. He tells Sheamus he does not want to embarrass himself.
Sheamus lifts the cup and there is no ball.
Sheamus says that if Sandow is the intellectual savior of the masses, how did he get caught cheating. Sheamus has a poem and it ends with a Brogue Kick to Sandow.
Sheamus tells everyone ‘You’re Welcome’
We go to commercial with Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel walking in the back.
We are back and Paul Heyman introduces himself and he says that there are people in the WWE who insinuate that if he is lying, you need to see if his lips are moving. He calls them comedic geniuses. When he speaks about his clients, he always tells the truth.
The fact that what his client Curtis Axel has accomplished in his first two weeks as a Paul Heyman guy is unprecedented. Since this audience has no appreciation for his integrity, he will let Curtis Axel pontificate about his accomplishments himself.
Curtis says that Triple H and John Cena have combined for 26 Championships, but against Curtis Axel, they are 0 and 2. Triple H was beaten so bad that he could not continue, that is tantamount to a submission. John Cena was so afraid that he got intentionally counted out.
No one has made the same initial impact as he did. When you are a Paul Heyman guy, life is . . . PERFECT.
Match Number Three: Sin Cara versus Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) in a In Case You Missed It Last Week, We Give It To You Again Match
Curtis with punches to Cara and a back breaker. Axel with a drop kick and he connects with a knee to the back and he works over the mask to affect Cara’s vision. Curtis with a reverse chin lock. Curtis with a knee and forearm. Curtis with a back breaker but Cara counters with an arm drag. Cara with kicks and a head scissors take down and kicks to the leg. Cara with a spinning arm drag and Cara is sent to the apron. Cara with an enzuigiri and Cara with a springboard cross body. Cara with a handspring back elbow but Axel with Grandson of the Axe and then he hits Son of Perfectplex for the three count.
Winner: Curtis Axel
We go to commercial.
We see what happened on Raw when Alberto Del Rio used AJ Lee’s attempt at chicanery to help him beat Big E Langston.
Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Big E Langston (with AJ Lee)
They lock up and Langston with shoulders in the corner but he runs into boots from Del Rio. Del Rio with punches and a kick to the ribs. Langston drops Del Rio across the top rope and he gets a near fall. Langston with a waist lock but Del Rio with punches. Langston with a knee to the midsection followed by a gutbuster for a near fall. Langston with a punch to the midsection.
Del Rio kicks Langston from the turnbuckles and he hits a missile drop kick but it only drops Langston to one knee. Langston tries to take Langston down with two clothesline but they fail. Del Rio takes Langston down with the third clothesline. Del Rio ducks a clothesline from Langston and he tries for the lungblower but Langston counters with a belly-to-belly suplex.
Langston gets a near fall. The straps come down and he gets Del Rio on the shoulders but Alberto escapes and he hits the lungblower. Del Rio misses the step up enzuigiri and Langston with a waist lock but Del Rio with a German suplex. Del Rio with a super kick and he gets a near fall.
Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker but Langston gets to his feet and he picks up Del Rio. Langston blocks a kick and Langston with a punch and a running body block for a near fall. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker in the ropes and Langston grabs the referee and AJ rakes the eyes on the floor.
Langston goes after Del Rio and he sends Alberto into the ring post. Langston rolls Del Rio into the ring and he hits the Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E Langston
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the situation between John Cena and Ryback, including footage from John Cena’s match with Curtis Axel from Monday night.
Match Number Five: Ryback versus Kofi Kingston
Kofi with a drop kick as the bell rings and then he kicks Ryback. Kofi with a splash into the corner and he punches Ryback. Kofi with a European uppercut and punches but Ryback sends Kofi to the mat with a single leg sweep. Kofi with a kick to the head and then he is sent to the apron.
Kofi with a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Kofi with a kick and he hits the Boom Drop. Kofi waits for Trouble in Paradise but Ryback catches Kingston. Kofi avoids a power slam and he hits a double jump cross body for a near fall.
Ryback grabs the legs on a pendulum kick and Ryback stomps on Kofi. Ryback with a lariat and he gets Kofi up for the marching muscle buster and the three count.
After the match, Ryback goes under the ring and he finds the table that he might have seen when he looked under the ring before the match.
Ryback sets up the table in the ring and he power bombs Kofi through the table. Ryback gets another table and he brings this one into the ring as well. Ryback with another power bomb through the table. Ryback goes for the hat trick and he sets up a third table and he power bombs Kofi through it as well.
The medical staff checks on Kofi as we go to commercial.
We are back with a look at The Highlight Reel from Raw.
Chris Jericho is in the interview area with Renee Young. Renee asks Chris about the match at Payback and Chris says that when you sleep with dogs, you get fleas. When you associate with a dog like Paul Heyman, you get ticks, mites, bites, tapeworms, ringworms, bloodworms, and a number of diseases.
Chris says that he will make sure that CM Punk gets spayed and neutered.
Match Number Six: Chris Jericho versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Jericho with a side head lock but Jericho with a waist lock when Cody tries to reverse. Cody with a leg sweep but Jericho with a drop kick and he clotheslines Cody over the top rope to the floor. Jericho with a baseball slide to Cody and then he sends Cody into the ringside barrier.
Cody with a kick and he drops Jericho on the top rope and Cody gets a near fall. Cody with a series of kicks to Jericho. Cody with a knee and punches followed by more knees. Jericho with chops. Jericho with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Cody picks up Jericho and he kicks Chris in the abdomen and gets a near fall. Cody uses his leg to work on the arm and then he turns it into a reverse chin lock.
Jericho with a side head lock and shoulder tackles. Jericho with a bulldog and then he tries for the Walls of Jericho. Jericho floats over on an Irish whip and Cody catches him and hits the Alabama Slam but Cody can only get a near fall. Cody punches Jericho and he waits for Jericho to get up. Cody goes to the turnbuckles but Jericho with a punch to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back.
Jericho with a slam and he goes for the Lionsault but Cody moves and Jericho lands on his feet. Cody tries for Cross Rhodes, but Jericho counters and tries for the Walls of Jericho. Cody with an inside cradle for a near fall. Jericho counters Beautiful Disaster with the Walls of Jerihco and Cody taps out.
Winner: Chris Jericho
It is time to take a look at the video package for the Wyatt Family.
Match Number Seven: Randy Orton versus Dean Ambrose
Ambrose has something to say to Orton before locking up. They finally lock up and Orton with a side head lock. Ambrose backs Orton into the corner and he punches Orton. Orton kicks Ambrose but Ambrose kicks back and he chokes Orton with his boot. Ambrose runs Orton’s eyes across the top rope.
Orton runs his laces across the eyes and then he punches Ambrose in the corner. Orton with a European uppercut and he gets a near fall. Ambrose with shoulders followed by punches and forearms. Orton with a Thesz Press and he punches Ambrose in the head. Ambrose rolls to the floor and Orton follows and he connects with a clothesline.
Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the ringside barrier. Ambrose tries to get to the other side of the ring but Orton stops him. They fight on the floor but Ambrose sends Orton shoulder first into the ring steps. Ambrose with a clothesline
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose with a sleeper. Orton with elbows and he escapes the hold. Orton with a head butt but Ambrose with a knee to the midsection and he gets a near fall. Ambrose with a wrist lock and he kicks Orton. Ambrose stomps on the hand.
Ambrose kicks Orton in the corner but Orton gets up and he kicks Ambrose and connects with a head butt and punches. Ambrose with a sleeper but Orton escapes for a moment. Ambrose reapplies the sleeper and Orton with a belly-to-back suplex to escape.
Orton and Ambrose exchange head butts and punches to the head. Orton with a kick and two clotheslines. Orton avoids a clothesline and he hits a power slam. Orton sends Ambrose to the apron and he gets ready for the IEDDT but Ambrose counters and he drops Orton on the top rope. Ambrose goes up top but Orton stops him.
Orton with punches and then he tries for the superplex but Ambrose stops him. Ambrose comes off the turnbuckles but Orton with a drop kick. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with an Irish whip into the corner but Ambrose with a boot. Orton is able to hit the IEDDT and then he looks around for the spot to turn and prepare for the RKO.
Ambrose rolls to the floor.
From out of nowhere, Seth Rollins attacks Orton and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by disqualification)
After the match, Orton with a Thesz Press to Reigns. Orton punches Reigns. Rollins, Ambrose, and Reigns attack Orton. Kane and Daniel Bryan come to the ring to help Orton. Bryan goesa after Rollins while Kane and Reigns battle.
Bryan punches Ambrose and then Bryan with a German suplex to Rollins and a running drop kick to Ambrose and one to Rollins. Bryan with a baseball slide and a running knee off the apron to Reigns.
Bryan with a missile drop kick to Ambrose followed by a suicide dive onto Rollins and Ambrose.
We go to credits .