WWE taped this week’s WWE Smackdown tonight from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Below are full results:
WWE Smackdown (Airing on SyFy):
* Vickie Guerrero opens the show in the ring, announcing that she wants to make Smackdown more thrilling than ever. She brings out Daniel Bryan to discuss the events of Night of Champions and Raw. Bryan says he did nothing wrong, and the referee could’ve counted to 20. He claims that he should still be WWE Champion, but Vickie disagrees. Vickie says she hopes Bryan is never the face of the WWE. Vickie brings up all the Superstars that helped Bryan at the end of Raw this week, and says they will all face The Shield tonight. One Superstar will face The Shield in a 3-on-1 scenario until he is defeated. Then, the next Superstar will face all three members of The Shield, and so on. Vickie says she’s saving Bryan for last.
* AJ Lee b. Naomi w/ Cameron by submission. Natalya was on commentary for the match.
* Santino Marella b. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter. Prior to the match, Colter cut a promo about Santino being an immigrant.
* Ryback b. a local wrestler in a squash match. Prior to the match, Paul Heyman & Curtis Axel came out with Ryback. Heyman brags about defeating CM Punk at Night of Champions, and calls Ryback his hero. Ryback says he hates bullies, and that Heyman was being picked on by Punk.
* Randy Orton comes to the ring and accuses Daniel Bryan & Scott Armstrong of conspiring to steal the WWE Championship. He says that he’s been trying to be who everyone wanted him to be for the last 2 years, but his attack on The Miz showed who he truly is. He warns everyone to stay out of his way and promises to recapture the championship at WWE Battleground.
* The Shield comes out for their 3-on-1 gauntlet matches.
* The Shield b. Darren Young
* The Shield b. Titus O’Neil
* The Shield b. Dolph Ziggler by countout.
* The Shield b. Kofi Kingston
* The Shield vs. Rob Van Dam ended when RVD was going to hit a Five-Star Frog Splash, but Triple H interrupted and called the match off.
* Backstage, Triple H argues with Vickie Guerrero about calling the match off. Triple H instructs her to make Daniel Bryan & The Usos vs. The Shield official for tonight.
* Backstage, Triple H meets Zack Ryder & Justin Gabriel, who say they want competition. Triple H sends them to the ring.
* Luke Harper & Erick Rowan w/ Bray Wyatt b. Zack Ryder & Justin Gabriel. After the match, Bray attack Ryder.
* Backstage, Triple H tells Rob Van Dam that he apologizes for Vickie Guerrero putting him into the gauntlet match. Triple H grants RVD a rematch against Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. Soon after, Del Rio assaults RVD.
* Alberto Del Rio b. R-Truth by submission.
* Daniel Bryan & The Usos b. The Shield. Bryan got the win with a running knee.