WWE Friday Night Smackdown Results-9/14/12
We kick things off with a promo about The Brogue Kick being banned by Smackdown GM Booker T.
Alberto Del Rio is in the ring to open up the show. He thanks Booker T for banning The Brogue Kick. Ricardo Rodriguez gets the mic and thanks everyone for the support of his injury from The Brogue Kick. David Otunga talks about how he's upset with AJ's actions as GM this past Monday on RAW. Alberto Del Rio directs us to a video from last year's Night Of Champions where Sheamus gave Christian a Brogue Kick. Christian is on the screen via satellite to talk about the Brogue Kick. Christian says he's taking a stand for everyone else that won't speak up. He goes on to say that he suffered injuries from the kick, and he would want it to stay banned. Otunga cuts him off. Alberto Del Rio talks about how he will take away the World Heavyweight Championship from Sheamus. Daniel Bryan comes out and thanks Del Rio, Otunga, and Ricardo for bringing the problem to light because he's been Brogue kicked before. He blames the Brogue Kick for giving him a goat face. Daniel announces that Booker T has given him a Wrestlemania rematch against Sheamus tonight. The fans are chanting "Brogue Kick." Daniel Bryan talks about he asked for a rematch because of the Brogue Kick. This prompts Sheamus to come out. Sheamus says he's going to beat Daniel tonight and Alberto Del Rio at Night Of Champions. David Otunga went after Sheamus, but Sheamus took him down and ripped his neck brace off.
Up next: The Miz vs. Sin Cara
Michael Cole announces that Jerry Lawler is doing better and you can send him your wishes by tweeting #GetWellJerry.
We get a recap of last week's tag match between Rey Msyterio, Sin Cara, Cody Rhodes, and The Miz.
Sin Cara vs. Intercontinental Champion The Miz
Sin Cara makes his entrance, followed by The Miz. The Miz gets the offense with some punches and kicks. The Miz nails a suplex, pins Sin Cara, but gets a 2-count. The Miz irish whips Sin Cara, but Cara ducks under The Miz and nails a hurricanrana, sending Miz to the outside. Sin Cara irish whips himself into the ropes, but Miz counters with a sick punch.
We're back from commercial break, and Sin Cara kicks out of a pin. The Miz locks Sin Cara into a camel clutch submission. Sin Cara gets out of it, irish whips himself into the ropes, but gets knocked down by the Miz with a knee. The Miz nails some punches to Cara. The Miz irish whips Sin Cara to the corner, and nails his signature clothesline. Miz goes up to the top rope and nails a double axe and gets a nearfall. Miz now has the sleeper hold locked in and Sin Cara trying to work his way out. Elbows to the stomach and Sin Cara gets out. He goes off the ropes and Miz tries to counter with his running knee, but Cara gets a rollup for a nearfall.Miz nails a neckbreaker over his knee, then another neckbreaker. Nearfall for Miz. He taunts the fans a little and throws Sin Cara into the corner. Miz goes for his signature seated clothesline again. Sin Cara moves and Miz crotches himself on the second turnbuckle.Both men down and the ref starts a count. Sin Cara with a combo of leg kicks and he goes off into the ropes. He attempts his handspring back elbow, but Miz goes off the ropes looking for a big boot. Sin Cara ducks under and hits a springboard headscissors takeover in a nice sequence. Cara charges at a cornered Miz, but he ends up floating over to the ring apron. Enzuigiri from over the top rope by Cara. Sin Cara inside and looking for a kick, but Miz turns him around and has him set for the Skull-Crushing Finale. Sin Cara elbows his way out. He goes for a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. He holds an armbar and turns it into a rollup. Sin Cara with the pinfall.
Winner: Sin Cara
Randy Orton will take on Tensai tonight, while Sheamus will take on Daniel Bryan.
Matt Striker interview with The Miz. He details his struggles with Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio, while also mentioning how Cody Rhodes embarrassed him on Raw. He is scheduled to face an unknown opponent in an Intercontinental Title match Sunday at Night of Champions. He asks for a comment. Miz asks if that was Striker's big question. Cody Rhodes is here and Miz tells Striker to ask him why he attacked him from behind on Raw. Rhodes tells Striker to tell Miz that, among all that chaos, he needed to make a statement that he wants his Intercontinental Title back. Rhodes asks if anyone associates anyone else with that title but him. Miz asks about the person actually wearing it. Rey Mysterio appears. He says he pinned Miz last week in that tag match, so he deserves a shot. Sin Cara appears. He simply points at the Intercontinental Championship. Cody notes that he doesn't get anything by pointing.Miz points out that he would have beaten all of them if his title had been on the line. Teddy Long talks to all four men. Teddy Long sets up a Fatal Four Way match, courtesy of Booker T.
Recap of how the new number one contenders for the Tag Team Championships at Night of Champions, Kane and Daniel Bryan, teaming up.
Kane is backstage with Dr. Shelby. He is squeezing a stress ball in his right hand. Daniel Bryan enters and tells Kane he is doing it wrong, citing that it is to be done with the left hand. He asks to talk about Monday night, saying Kane did that wrong, too. Kane said he'll do whatever it takes to be the next tag team champion. Bryan says he'll do whatever it takes to be the next tag team champion. The two argue over that. Dr. Shelby steps in and says he sees that both have balls. They both look at their stress balls. Dr. Shelby said he gave them both balls because, when they squeeze them, it helps them feel better. He says for them to squeeze the balls to help them feel better. Kane and Daniel Bryan look like they are trying not to lose it. They both squeeze, until Kane holds his ball in Bryan's face and says that his is bigger. Bryan looks at his and wonders if it is.
Kofi Kingston vs. Kane
Kane attempts a lockup, but Kofi ducks under and follows with leg kicks. He hits a jumping forearm. He goes off the ropes once again, but Kane throws him into the top rope. Kofi maintains balance and hits Kane with a dropkick. Kofi once again goes off the ropes and charges, but gets dropped with an uppercut. Kane working Kofi in the corner with punches until he drops. Snapmare and Kane off the ropes with a running dropkick. Nearfall. Kane puts Kofi in the corner and whips him to the opposite one. Clothesline follows. A repeat of that process and Kane picks Kofi up for a slam of some sort. Kofi doesn't allow it and reverses it into a DDT. Both men down. Kofi up first and goes for the Trouble in Paradise, but Kane catches him for a chokeslam. Kofi gets out and runs to the corner, hitting his enzuigiri between the ropes. Kofi going up top and comes down...right into a chokeslam.Kane with the pinfall and victory.
Post-Match:Dr. Shelby comes out and stands near the stage entrance, giving Kane a perplexed look. Kane reenters the ring and picks Kofi up by the throat. Dr. Shelby looking on and gives Kane a look. Kane takes that and embraces Kofi in the middle of the ring. Kofi looks terrified. Dr. Shelby applauds his patient as the two head backstage.
Matt Striker interviews Randy Orton. He asks Randy why he'd ask for Tensai tonight if he has to face Dolph Ziggler Sunday. Randy says why not? He wanted a good old-fashioned brawl, since both men weren't busy tonight. Striker asks about the matchup with Ziggler. Randy states that maybe Ziggler would cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase after the World Heavyweight Championship match and become champion. If he did that, he would face Ziggler and defeat him later in the night, becoming World Heavyweight Champion himself. Then again, maybe he just doesn't like Ziggler and wants to tear him apart on Sunday.
Randy Orton vs. Lord Tensai
Randy Orton vs. Tensai
The two lockup and Tensai works Orton into the corner. Kick to the gut by Tensai . Punches from Tensai and he whips Orton into the opposite corner. Orton trying to bounce out with his trademark clothesline, but Tensai blocks it. Orton then lands a spinning back elbow and follows with punches. Orton tries to knock Tensai down with a dropkick, but Tensai swats him away. Tensai fails at nailing an elbow drop. Orton with a knee drop on the face. Tensai grabs Orton's knee, but Orton fights out and lands two more knee drops. Tensai stops this with an uppercut once both men are back on their feet. Tensai picks Orton up and rams his head into the turnbuckle. A few elbows, followed a boot to the gut. Forearms from Tensai. Orton fights back with a kick to the stomach and forearms. Tensai stifles this and puts Orton into the corner, landing a few headbutts. He turns Orton around and headbutts the back of Orton's head, dropping him. Tensai measuring Orton up, but Orton ducks under and unloads punches. Clotheslines in the corner by Orton. Orton goes off the ropes, but Tensai runs him down with a huge shoulder block. Orton moves to the outside and Tensai follows to throw Orton back in the ring. Tensai eats a punch while on the apron. Orton turns him around and starts uppercutting the back of the head. Dropkick to the back of Tensai sends him into the barricade.
Tensai down and out on the arena floor.
Tensai drops Orton with a punch back inside. Tensai with a claw to the shoulder of Orton, working a nervehold. Orton kneeing the thigh of Tensai, but Tensai locks in two nerveholds now. Orton fights out and the men exchange strikes. Tensai off the ropes and he eats a powerslam from Orton. Tensai creeps to the apron. Orton lands quite a few strikes to soften him up and lands his rope-assisted DDT. Orton punishing Tensai with stomps all over his body. Sakamoto climbs to the apron, only to have Orton punch him off. Randy is pumping up the RKO. RKO is pushed off and Tensai gets the Baldo Bomb. Looking for the back splash, but Orton rolls away. Orton up. RKO hits. Pin and victory to Randy Orton.
Post-match:"EXCUSE ME!" Vickie arrives and tells Randy that Dolph Ziggler didn't appreciate the comments Orton made. She says Ziggler would have been here tonight, but Vickie advised he take the night off. She tells Orton that he will never be a champion again. Orton says that he hears her loud and clear, but her talking to him while he is in-ring with his back turned can only mean one thing. He turns around as Ziggler is trying to slide in-ring. Ziggler runs away from Orton. Orton stares down Ziggler and hin and Vickie make their way backstage.
Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus announced yet again
Recap from U.S. championship match from Summerslam
We see Antoni Cesaro in the ring. Antonio Cesaro says he's is appalled that a battle royal will determined who he will face at Night of Champions. His five-language word of the week is "outraged." Tyson interrupts Cesaro with a mic in hand. He says that he will put it to Cesaro in plain Canadian. After Sunday, he'll be a former United States Champion, "eh?" Cesaro drops Kidd with a European uppercut. He tosses Kidd out of the ring. He asks if anyone else has anything for him. Nobody comes out, so he says that is what he thought. Until Brodus Clay hits the ring. Cesaro tries to downplay everything and tries to exit the ring. He eats an enzuigiri from Kidd, followed by a headbutt from Brodus Clay. Clay hits the splash afterwards and Cesaro rolls out of the ring. Kidd and Clay dance and celebrate as Cesaro is left with Aksana and his wounds.
Wade Barrett comes out to cut a promo. He says that he declared last week that he was open for business. He says it appears everyone was too scared or too stupid to listen. He says next week, someone will be getting a sample and business will be booming.
Kaitlyn vs. Beth Phoenix
Lockup and Beth gets a side headlock. Beth almost whipped off, but she relocks the side headlock. Kaitlyn tries to fight out, but eats a knee to the ribs. Phoenix gets a backslide nearfall. Kaitlyn with a kick to Phoenix's stomach. Uppercut from Kaitlyn. Beth shoves Kaitlyn back. Beth back bodydrops Kaitlyn to the apron, but Kaitlyn shoulder blocks Beth in the stomach. Rollup inside for a nearfall. Double leg from Kaitlyn and she rolls through for another nearfall. Layla is showing watching backstage as Beth secures a front headlock. Beth Phoenix with a backbreaker submission, but Kaitlyn gets out and hits a shoulder block. Kaitlyn gets the back, but Beth runs her into the top rope face-first. Phoenix with a kick to the stomach and whips Kaitlyn to the mat by her hair. Scraping Kaitlyn's face on the mat and a nearfall. Chinlock for Phoenix. Kaitlyn fights out with strikes to the body. Phoenix slams Kaitlyn's face into the turnbuckle. Strikes in the corner. Beth charges at Kaitlyn, but takes a leg kick. Kaitlyn goes up top, but Phoenix yanks her down to the mat. Beth looking for a Glam Slam here. Kaitlyn counters out and hits an inverted DDT. Cover and pin. Kaitlyn is your winner.
RAW Rebound from this past Monday on RAW involving Bret Hart, John Cena, and CM Punk
Backstage segment with Eve and Booker T. She praises him for handling the Brogue Kick situation well. Teddy Long comes in and pretty much says the same thing that Eve just did. Booker tells him to give him some, and they can't seem to exchange the fist bump or hand shake. Eve laughs and tells Booker they have stuff to look over before Sunday.
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
Sheamus makes his entrance
Lockup and Bryan gets the wrist lock. Sheamus gets one of his own and goes into a side headlock. Sheamus with a shoulder block. Rodriguez, Otunga, and Del Rio watch from backstage. Side headlock once again for Sheamus and he again gets a shoulder block. Rope running and Sheamus catches Bryan attempting to leapfrog. Rolling fireman's carry slam from Sheamus. Nearfall. Sheamus working Daniel Bryan in the corner. He sends Bryan off into the ropes and sets up a back bodydrop, only to catch a boot to the face. Bryan charges at him, but eats a shoulder block. Sheamus clotheslines Bryan over the top rope an d to the outside. Sheamus moves to the apron and attempts to kick Bryan, but Bryan catches the kick and whips it backwards. Sheamus bounces off the apron. Bryan with a running dropkick on the outside. Action moves back inside and Bryan gets a running dropkick on a cornered Sheamus. He gets a nearfall. Armbreaker by Bryan. Kick to the ribs of Sheamus. "NO!" kick to the chest of Sheamus, but Sheamus fights out with punches to the stomach. Bryan drops him with a headbutt. Bryan with another armbreaker and he moves into a hammerlock. Sheamus fights out with elbows to the face of Bryan. Sheamus off the ropes, but Bryan hits a knee lift to the stomach. Bryan runs at a cornered Sheamus for a dropkick, but misses. Sheamus skins the cat to get up top and hits a battering ram on Bryan. Both men down. Sheamus up and dropping Bryan with the double axhandles. The two exchange some offense and Sheamus lands an Irish Curse backbreaker to win the exchange. Nearfall. Bryan out on the apron and a shoulder block to the stomach of Sheamus. Sheamus reverses it and lands the ten clubbing forearms to the chest of Bryan. Sheamus runs at Bryan on the apron, but Bryan is able to get the rollup. Nearfall. Sheamus is the victim of a drop toehold to the second turnbuckle. Bryan kicks the second rope. Sheamus kneeling and Bryan drops him with a head kick. Bryan only gets a nearfall. Bryan shaking his head and losing control here. Bryan with the Thai kicks to the chest. Goes for the final one, but Sheamus catches him and muscles him into the corner. Bryan counters with an elbow. Sheamus tries to catch a slam, but Bryan locks in the guillotine choke. Sheamus flips Bryan over, but Bryan rolls up Sheamus for a nearfall. Sheamus charges at Bryan and Bryan almost locks in the "NO!" lock. Bryan sent off into the ropes and eats an Irish Curse.Texas Cloverleaf in. Bryan inching closer and closer to the bottom rope. Sheamus pulls him back to the middle and Bryan is forced to tap out.
Sheamus poses as Smackdown goes off the air.