WWE Smackdown Results – (5/31/13)
Results by: Adam Wacker of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show begins with a teaser of what is to come tonight. A list of superstars that have fallen to the Shield are shown. All three tonight will have singles matches: Seth Rollins vs. Kane, Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan and Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring, with Roman Reigns. Kane makes his way to the ring, with Daniel Bryan.
1/2 WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins w/ Roman Reigns vs. Kane w/ Daniel Bryan
Seth begins with a Side Headlock, running the ropes. Seth dodges a tackle by Kane, but is taken to the corner. Kane whips Rollins, as he does a Float Over. Rollins is taken out with a Big Boot. Pin, but a kick out. Kane connects with a Vertical Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Rollins is locked in a Rear Chin Lock. Seth gets out with fists, running the ropes. Rollins is taken out with a Back Body Drop. Pin, but a kick out. Seth is hit with a Snapmare, as Kane runs the ropes. Seth connects with a Dropkick. Rollins takes the attack on Kane’s legs. Rollins connects with elbows to the inside of Kane’s leg. Seth also connects with Dragon Screws. Kane fights back with an uppercut and fists. Seth kicks out the leg of Kane. Rollins sits on the leg against the ropes. A Kneebar follows, but Kane kicks away. Rollins is sent into the corner. Rollins once again takes out the leg, going to the top rope. Rollins is hit, then caught with a Chokeslam. Rollins reverses into a Tornado DDT. Pin, but a kick out.
Rollins has Kane locked in a Single Leg Boston Crab, but is sent to the corer. Seth runs to Kane, but is taken out with a Body Slam. Kane whips Rollins into the opposite corner, but is kicked. Rollins runs the ropes, but is hit with a Sidewalk Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Kane goes to the top rope, but is followed by Seth. Punches are thrown to Kane, until Rollins is hit off. Kane connects with the Diving Lariat. Roman Reigns gets on the apron, as Kane chokes him. Rollins connects with a Swinging Enzuigiri. Seth goes top rope, as Daniel Bryan pushes him off. The ref was distracted, as Kane connects with a Chokeslam for the win.
Winner: Kane via pinfall
1/2 WWE Tag Team Champions Roman Reigns w/ Seth Rollins vs. Daniel Bryan w/ Kane
Roman attacks Daniel in the corner, with stomps to the chest. Daniel connects with a Droptoe Hold to an oncoming Reigns, following by kicking the ropes into Reigns’ face. Daniel connects with kicks to the chest. Daniel connects with a flurry of elbows to Reigns face, following with a pin. Kick out. Bryan throws kicks in the corner, following with a Dragon Screw. Elbows and kicks are hit to Roman, as he is whipped. Roman reverses into a Back Elbow. A Running Knee Lift follows. Pin, but a kick out.
Daniel runs the ropes, but is taken out with a Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out. Roman begins trash talking, throwing Daniel to the mat. A Shoulder Tackle follows, along with a pin. Kick out. Daniel is whipped into the corner, but moves away before getting hit with an elbow. Daniel gets fired up, connecting with a Dropkick. A flurry of kicks to the chest follow. Another Dropkick to the face to Roman. Pin, but a kick out. Bryan begins throwing shoot kicks to the chest, but is hit in the gut. Roman whips Daniel into the corner, as he backflips out. Daniel connects with a Crucifix Pin, but rolls it into the No Lock. Roman inches to the bottom rope, as Rollins helps Roman grab the rope. Kane takes out Rollins. Reigns hits Kane, but Roman is hit back. The ref sees it, as Daniel is disqualified.
Winner: Roman Reigns via disqualification
Bryan and Kane begin arguing in the ring. They walk to the back, as Daniel declares he isn’t the weak link.
Damien Sandow is in the ring, speaking of last week’s challenge. Sandow says he tried to teach everyone a lesson, that physical strength is never better than mental strength. Sandow shoots on the local sports teams. Sandow commands silence. Damien has devised another challenge, known as the Shell Game. There are three cups laid on the table, as he places the ball under one of the cups. Sandow says it takes common sense, but is surrounded by simple minds. Sheamus interrupts.
Sheamus says Sandow tricked him, but should have walked away then. Now, he is out here playing with his cups and his tiny balls. Sheamus says everyone is getting annoyed, and will beat Sandow at his own game. Sandow places the ball under the cup, as he shuffles the cups around. Sandow asks him to choose wisely. Sheamus picks a cup, but no ball underneath. Sandow says his idiot license is good for another year. However Sandow will “dimwitify” the game. Sheamus gives his a 50/50 shot with only two cups. Sheamus goes again, but gets nothing. Sheamus says he was beaten, but won’t be happy until he sees the red ball under the cup. Sandow procrastinates from looking under the cup. The crowd chants “Show your balls!” Sheamus reveals that there is nothing under the cup, but Sandow says he is also a magician. Sandow asks if there is no end to his talent. Sheamus asks Sandow why he was caught cheating. Sheamus throws the cup at Sandow, following with a Brouge Kick.
Curtis Axel is walking backstage.
Sin Cara makes his way to the ring. Curtis Axel, with Paul Heyman, makes his way to the ring.
Paul Heyman speaks of people claiming that Paul Heyman lies. Heyman proves that what he says about his client’s victories are unprecedented. Curtis Axel speaks that Triple H and John Cena have a combined 36 championships. Axel says Triple H was beaten so bad he had to quit and John Cena ran away scared. Axel says when you’re a Paul Heyman guy, life is perfect.
Curtis Axel w/ Paul Heyman vs. Sin Cara
Axel throws punches to Cara, following with a Pendulum Backbreaker. Curtis connects with a Dropkick. Knees to the back follow. Axel tries to take off Cara’s mask, following with a Headlock. Cara fights out, but is brought to a halt. Cara connects with an Arm Drag. Cara throws kicks, following with a Headscissors Takedown. Cara connects with a Corkscrew Arm Drag. Cara connects with a Pendulum Kick from the apron, and a Springboard Crossbody. Cara goes for a Handspring Back Elbow, but Axel rams an elbow into the back of Cara’s head. Axel connects with a Perfect-Plex for the win.
Winner: Curtis Axel via pinfall
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio. Big E Langston, with AJ Lee, make their way to the ring.
Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Big E Langston w/ AJ Lee
The lock up, as Big E backs Alberto into the corner. Alberto kicks Big E, following with an Enzuigiri. Big E gets away, connecting with a Suplex onto the ropes. Pin, but a kick out. Big E locks in a Waist Lock on Alberto, as Del Rio gets out. Del Rio throws fists, but is taken out with a Gutbuster. Pin, but a kick out. Big E sits Alberto on the top turnbuckle, as Del Rio kicks away. Del Rio connects with a Missile Dropkick. Del Rio takes out Langston wit ha Larait. Alberto goes for the Backstabber, but is reversed into a Belly-to-belly Suplex. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Del Rio reverses into a Backstabber. Del Rio goes for another Enzuigiri, but Big E moves. Del Rio connects with a Release German Suplex. Del Rio follows with a Superkick. Pin, but a kick out. Alberto connects with the Cross Armbreaker, as Langston powers out. Big E connects with a Running Splash. Pin, but a kick out. Big E goes for Alberto on the apron, as Del Rio connects with an Arm Bar. AJ distracts Alberto on the floor, as Big E throws him into the ring post. Alberto is rolled back into the ring, and is hit with the Big Ending.
Winner: Big E Langston via pinfall
A John Cena and Ryback video package is shown. At Payback, the WWE Championship will be defended in a Three Stages of Hell Match.
An Ambulance drives to the arena. Ryback comes out of the back of the vehicle and makes his way to the ring. Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring.
Ryback vs. Kofi Kingston
Kingston connects with a Dropkick. Ryback is put in the corner, and is hit. Kofi connects with uppercuts and kicks, but Ryback pushes him away. Kingston kicks Ryback from the mat. Kofi is sent to the apron, as he connects with a Missile Dropkick. Kofi connects with the Boom Drop. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise, but is caught. Kingston gets away, connecting with a Springboard Crossbody. Pin, but a kick out. Kingston goes to the apron, as he goes for a Pendulum Kick. Ryback catches his legs, throwing him to the mat. Ryback connects with the Meat Hook Clothesline. The matches is finishes with a Shell Shock.
Winner: Ryback via pinfall
Ryback grabs a table from under the ring. Ryback sets it up in the ring, sending Kingston through it with a Powerbomb. Ryback grabs another table, doing this once again. For a third time, Kingston is put through a table. Ryback leaves, as Kingston is checked on by doctors and refs.
A highlight from the Highlight Reel is shown. Chris Jericho requests a match against CM Punk at Payback, as Paul Heyman accepts.
Renee Young is backstage, interviewing Chris Jericho. Chris speaks of CM Punk associating himself with Paul Heyman. Jericho makes a plethora of dog analogies, before leaving.
Chris Jericho makes his way to the ring.
Cody Rhodes is in the ring.
Chris Jericho vs. Cody Rhodes
They lock up, as Rhodes goes for a Wrist Lock. Jericho locks in a Waist Lock, but Rhodes trips him. Jericho runs the ropes, taking Rhodes to the floor with a Clothesline. Jericho connects with a Baseball Slide. Jericho follows to the floor, throwing Rhodes on the barricade. They reenter the ring, as Rhodes connects with a Suplex against the ropes. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes stomps away on Jericho. Rhodes follows the attack against the ropes. Jericho fights back with chops. Jericho runs to a cornered Rhodes, but Cody moves. Cody connects with a kick to the gut of Jericho. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes connects with a Headlock, as Jericho pushes him off the ropes. Jericho connects with a Shoulder Tackle. Jericho is sent to the apron, as he goes to the top rope. Jericho connects with a Double Axe Handle. Jericho goes for the Walls, but Rhodes reverses. Rhodes is sent to the corner, as Jericho attempts a Float Over. Rhodes catches him, connecting with an Alabama Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes goes off the top rope, as Jericho hits Cody in the gut. Rhodes is planted with a Body Slam. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but is kneed. Rhodes goes for the Cross Rhodes, but it is reversed into the Walls. Rhodes gets out, attempting the Disaster Kick. Jericho reverses into the Walls of Jericho for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho via submission
A Wyatt Family vignette is shown.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Dean Ambrose is in the ring.
United States Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton
They lock up, as Orton locks in a Side Headlock. Ambrose backs him into the corner, throwing punches. Orton fights back with kicks, but is stopped once again. Ambrose drags Orton’s face against the ropes. Orton whips Dean, but Ambrose reverses. Orton explodes out of the corner with a Lariat, followed by a Suplex. Orton throws punches from the top rope to Dean. Ambrose is taken out with a European Uppercut. Pin, but a kick out. Ambrose connects with strikes in the corner. Ambrose is whipped, as he dodges a Larait. Ambrose is taken out with a Thesz Press. Ambrose runs to the floor, as Orton follows. Orton connects with a Larait. Ambrose is then thrown back first onto the barricade. Ambrose is thrown back in the ring, but rolls back out. Orton follows, but is thrown into the steel steps. Ambrose follows with a Lariat.
Dean has a Rear Headlock applied. Orton gets out with elbows. Orton goes to run the ropes, but Ambrose connects with a knee to the gut. Pin, but a kick out. Ambrose begins throwing headbutts. Ambrose stomps on Randy’s hand. Orton fights back, as Ambrose locks in a Sleeper Hold. Orton throws fists, getting out. Ambrose applies another Sleeper Hold, but Orton reverses into a Back Suplex. The two trade fists in the middle of the ring. Orton is whipped, as he kicks a bowing Dean. Orton connects with a Scoop Slam. Orton goes for a DDT from the apron, but Dean reverses. Orton has his neck snapped against the ropes. Dean goes top rope, but Orton follows. Ambrose knocks Randy off, going for an Axe Handle. Orton connects with a Dropkick. Orton whips Dean into the corner, but is kicked in the face. Ambrose runs the ropes, but is caught in a Rope Hung DDT. Orton goes for an RKO, but Dean rolls to the floor. Rollins and Reigns attack Orton from behind.
Winner: Randy Orton via disqualification
Daniel Bryan and Kane make the save, taking out the Shield. Bryan takes on Rollins and Ambrose, connecting with multiple Dropkicks. Daniel connects with a Knee from the apron to Reigns, a Missile Dropkick to Dean, and a Suicide Dive on the trio. Daniel leads a huge Yes chant, as Orton, Kane and Bryan stand in the ring.
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