WWE Smackdown Results - (1/4/13)
Results by: Adam W. of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome to this week's Smackdown! The show begins with a teaser of what is to come tonight. Randy Orton returns after being attacked by The Shield, The Big Show defeated Ricardo Rodriguez, but what later taken out by Alberto Del Rio.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Randy speaks of saying that tonight is the first Smackdown of 2013, he will make his New Year's Resolution short and sweet. Randy said he will be World Heavyweight Champion. Orton says a while ago, Smackdown was his show. To change that, Orton says he has entered into the Royal Rumble. Sheamus interrupts and makes his way to the ring.
Sheamus says he isn't here to steal Orton's thunder, but came out to say he wants to be World Heavyweight Champion once again. Sheamus says he too will be in the Royal Rumble. Sheamus says he also came to thank Randy when he helped take out The Shield. Orton says he did it for him, just like the Rumble. Sheamus reminds Randy that he won last year, and Randy says that would make it better. Sheamus asks Randy if he Brouge Kicks Randy's head off, but his body stays in the ring, would it count as elimination. Big Show interrupts.
Big Show says they might get a chance to get to his title, but all they will get a shot at is his fist. Show says Sheamus' 2013 will be the same as 2012, him losing. Show says Orton can try, but will stomp the snake into the grown. Show says he is the most dominant champion the WWE has seen. Antonio Cesaro interrupts.
Cesaro says typical Americans. Sheamus reminds Antonio that he is Irish, but Cesaro says that is even worse. Antonio says he has been speaking of the fat, lazy Americans. Orton asks if he would like this fat, lazy American to RKO both him and Show. Booker T interrupts.
Booker says he knows none of them like each other, but Big Show will team up with Antonio Cesaro against Sheamus and Randy Orton later tonight.
The Miz makes his way to the ring. Heath Slater with 3MB make their way to the ring. A highlight is shown when 3MB where mocked by Miz on Miz TV.
The Miz vs. Heath Slater w/ Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal
Miz and Heath lock up, as Heath gets a Waist Lock. Miz gets a Hammerlock, but Heath gets out with elbows. Heath runs the ropes, but is taken out with a Dropkick. Miz does a Headlock Takeover, but Slate stands out. Heath is taken out with a shoulder, followed by another Headlock Takeover. Heath stands up, backing Miz into the corner. Heath punches Miz and backs up. Miz throws punches, and whips Heath. Slater is hit with an Arm Drag, followed by another Headlock Takeover. Slater gets out, reversing into a Side Headlock. Miz throws Slater to the mat by his hair. Jinder gets on the apron, and Miz takes advantage by poking Slater's eyes. Drew gets on the apron, as Miz does another Headlock Takeover. Slater stands out, and attempts an Arm Drag. Miz connects with one of his own, following with a knee lift. Drew trips Miz from the floor, but Miz kicks Drew in the back. Jinder tries to attack Miz from the apron, but is hit to the floor. The ref ejects Jinder and Drew, as Slater is rolled up. Kick out. Slater rolls to the floor.
Slater punches Miz in the corner, following with stomps. Slater is backed up, as Miz takes out Slater with some fists. Slater is whipped, but holds the ropes as Miz goes for a punch. Slater goes to the floor as Miz follows, taking Heath out. Miz drops Heath gut first on the barricade. Heath is rolled back into the ring, as Miz follows. Miz is kicked in the leg from a down Heath. Miz is thrown shoulder first into the ring post. Heath throws Miz on his stomach, kneeing the back of his arm. Miz stands up, but has his arm pulled in the ropes. Heath connects a Hammerlock to Miz on the mat. Miz stands out, elbowing Slater. Miz follows with a kick to the gut. Miz whips Slater, but Heath pulls Miz down to the mat. Pin, but a kick out. Slater begins pulling on a contorted elbow of Miz, but Heath is punched. Miz is whipped, but connects with a Sunset Flip. Kick out. Heath connects to Miz with a Calf Kick. Miz rolls to the apron, but Heath snaps Miz's arm against the ropes. Heath is shouldered in to the gut, sliding under Slater's legs. Miz pins Heath, but a kick out. Slater follows with a Lariat and a pin. Kick out. Heath pulls on Miz's arm, and whips him. Miz connects with a knee to Heath's gut. Slater is seated in the middle of the ring, and is greeted with a kick to the face. Pin, but a kick out. Miz is thrown into the corner, as Slater rolls to the floor. Slater pulls on Miz's arm after is is pulled around the ring post. Slater gets back in the ring, as he pulls on the elbow again. Miz stands out, throwing fists. Miz gets out with a Back Suplex to Slater. Both are down, as they trade fists on their knees. Both get up, but Heath is whipped. Slater kicks a bent Miz, but Miz throws fists. Miz connects with a Backbreaker, but is pushed into the corner after going for a Neckbreaker. Heath connects with a Floating Neckbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Miz connects with a Flying Lariat into Heath in the corner, following with a Double Axe Handle from the top rope. Miz finishes with a Skull Crushing Finale.
Winner: The Miz via pinfall
A highlight is shown from Raw, when Wade Barrett defeated Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Championship.
Matt Striker is backstage interviewing Wade Barrett, as Barrett says he is the new Intercontinental Champion. Wade says Matt likes a little scandal and sizzle, so he decides to expose Kofi. Kingston attacked Barrett after he defeated three other Superstars, according to Wade. Barrett says after tonight, he will still be IC Champ.
The Great Khali, Natalya and Hornswoggle make their way to the ring.
Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes make their way to the ring.
6-Person Mixed Tag Team Match: The Great Khali, Natalya and Hornswoggle vs . Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes
Rosa and Nat start off, as Nat throws Rosa to the mat by her hair. Rosa is kicked, and has her face smashed into the mat. A Snapmare from Nat is followed by a Dropkick in the back of the head. Pin, but a kick out. Nat attempts to lock in the Sharpshooter, but hits Nat. Rosa tags Epico, as Nat tags Khali. Primo is immediately tagged, as Primo is chopped in the corner. Hornswoggle is tagged, as he kicks Primo in the shin following with a Stunner. Hornswoggle does the same to Epico. Primo knocks Hornswoggle and begins stomping. Epico is tagged, as he is Dropkicked in the face. Epico throws Hornswoggle, but is kicked in the face. Hornswoggle tags Khali, as he takes out Epico with chips. Khali pushed into Epico in the corner, and Primo runs to him. Khali moves, as he is splashed into Epico. Primo is pushed to the floor, as Epico is hit with a Brain Chop.
Winners: The Great Khali, Natalya and Hornswoggle via pinfall
Kofi Kingston is being interviewed by Matt Striker, as he speaks of Wade holding his IC Title. Kofi says this might be his last shot, saying this isn't anything new. Kofi says he has fought his whole life, and will fight to be IC Champ once more. Kofi says Wade can say he is running out of time, but will be running into a Trouble in Paradise.
Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring. Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Wade Barrett (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi and Wade lock up, as Wade backs Kofi into the corner. Kofi reverses, having Wade in the corner. Kofi backs up. Kofi locks in a Waist Lock, as Wade takes Kofi down with an Arm Drag Takeover. Kofi locks in a Headscissors, but Barrett gets out. Kofi is kicked in the gut, and punches in the corner. Wade is placed in the corner and is kicked. Kofi locks in the arm of Barrett, kicking Barrett. Pin by Kofi, but a kick out. Barrett whips Kofi, and takes him out with a shoulder. Kofi connects with a Back Elbow and Dropkick. Barrett rolls to the floor, but Kofi follows. Kofi slams Barrett's head against the steps. Kofi rolls Wade into the ring, enters with a Springboard Lariat. Pin, but a kick out. Kofi locks in a Dragon Sleeper, but transitions into a Chinlock and then Arm Bar. Barrett punches out, going to whip Kofi from the corner. Kofi gets away, whipping Barrett towards the corner. Wade reverses into his whip, as Kofi hits his back in the corner. Wade punches Kofi's ribs, following with a Lariat. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett locks in a Rear Headlock. Kofi elbows out, connecting with a Backslide Pin. Kick out. Kofi pins with a Sunset Flip. Kick out. Kofi locks in a Small Package. Pin, but a kick out. Wade kicks Kofi with a Savate to the gut. Wade is sent to the floor, as he connects with a Plancha onto Barrett. Wade smashed Kofi's back into the apron. Kofi is thrown back into the ring, but goes to the floor to retrieve Barrett. Wade is brought into the ring and pinned, but a kick out.
Wade connects with a Lariat. Wade locks in a Rear Headlock, but Kofi punches out. Kofi runs the ropes, but is kneed in the gut. Wade goes to the second rope, connecting with an Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Wade seats Kofi on the ropes from the apron, kneeing him in the face. Wade follows with a boot to the face. Kofi gets back in the ring, but is beaten down with fists. Wade picks up Kofi, slamming his face into the turn buckle. Kofi is put on the top rope, as Wade attempts a Superplex. Kofi fights back, pushing Barrett to the ring with a headbutt. Kofi connects with a Diving Crossbody into a pin, but a kick out. Barrett and Kofi trade fists in he middle of the ring, but Barrett throws Kofi in the the corner. Kofi does a double kick from the apron. Kofi catches Barrett's kick, connecting with an SOS. Pin, but a kick out. Kofi connects with a Boom Drop, but misses with a Trouble in Paradise. Kofi rolls up Wade, but kick out. Wade rolls up Kofi, but another kick out. Wade connects with the Winds of Change. Pin, but a kick out. Wade goes for the Bull Hammer, but is kicked with a Trouble in Paradise. Wade Barrett falls to the floor, as Kofi drags Wade back into the ring. Pin, as Wade grabs the bottom rope. Wade backs into the corner, kicking an oncoming Kofi. Wade picks up Kofi, going for the Bull Hammer. Kofi ducks, jumping off the middle rope. Wade catches Kofi in the mid air with the Bull Hammer.
Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett via pinfall
Layla is in the ring. Tamina Snuka makes her way to the ring.
Layla vs. Tamina Snuka
They lock up, as Tamina pushes Layla into the corner. Tamina pushes Layla to the floor, smashing her back into the barricade. Layla is rolled back into the ring, but is put in a Small Package. Pin, but a kick out. Tamina connects with a Clothesline, following with a pin. Kick out. Tamina locks in a Rear Headlock. Layla elbows Tamina, but is hit with forearms. Pin, but a kick out. Tamina is kicked, the hit with a Dropkick. Layla connects with a Facebuster. Layla attempts a Crossbody, but is caught into a Samoan Drop. Tamina goes top rope, connecting with a Superfly Splash for the win.
Winner: Tamina Snuka via pinfall
Dolph Ziggler and AJ host a toast to the WWE Universe, because they picked none other that John Cena for Superstar of the Year. Dolph says John had the worst year of his life, ending it by being pushed off a ladder by AJ and kicked by Ziggler. Cena admits that 2012 wasn't a good year for him. Cena mocks Ziggler and AJ, and says he is entering the Royal Rumble. Cena toasts to them, as crap falls from the ceiling onto Dolph and Ziggler.
The Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring. Randy Orton makes his way to the ring, Sheamus makes his way to the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Big Show and United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton and Sheamus
Sheamus and Cesaro start off with a lock up, as Cesaro locks in a Side Headlock. Sheamus backs Cesaro into the ropes, but Antonio takes him down with a shoulder. They lock up again, but Sheamus gets the Side Headlock. Cesaro backs Sheamus into the ropes, but he is taken down with shoulders. Orton is tagged, as he stomps Cesaro. Orton connects with a Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro puts Orton in the corner, and punches Orton;s gut. Orton has his whip reversed, but takes Cesaro out with a Lariat. Sheamus is tagged as he whips Cesaro into the corner. Antonio elbows Sheamus, putting him back in the corner. Cesaro is taken out with a shoulder after Sheamus explodes out of the corner. Orton is tagged, as he punches Cesaro from the top rope. Orton connects with a European Uppercut. Sheamus is tagged, as he goes for a Suplex. Cesaro knees Sheamus in the gut. Cesaro tags Show, as he punches Sheamus in the gut. Show continues the attack in the corner. Show goes to attack Orton, but Randy backs up. Sheamus and Orton take out Sheamus over the top rope.
Cesaro whips Sheamus to the corner, but is put on the apron. Sheamus hits Cesaro's chest 10 times, following with a Suplex into the ring. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro connects with a Chin Breaker, and kicks Sheamus. Show makes the blind tag, Spearing Sheamus. Show whips Sheamus into the corner, as he stands on Sheamus' chest. Show headbutts Sheamus. Show connects with a Body Slam, following with an Elbow Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Sheamus is punched in the corner, but Sheamus fights back. Show attempts to run into a cornered Sheamus, but missed. Sheamus is caught in a Chokeslam. Pin, but a kick out. Show misses with the KO Punch, but Sheamus connects with a Brouge Kick. Sheamus tags Orton, and Show tags Cesaro. Antonio is taken out with a Scoop Slam. Cesaro is put in a DDT, but throws Orton to the floor. Orton snaps Cesaro's neck against the ropes. Sheamus tags Orton, as he takes out Cesaro with White Noise. Sheamus calls for a Brouge Kick, but Randy connects with an RKO. Sheamus reluctantly pins for the win.
Winners: Randy Orton and Sheamus via pinfall