WWE Smackdown Results (4/9/15)
Thursday, April 9th, 2015
From the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome everyone to this week's Smackdown! As is per usual, we are going to see Smackdown feature the workhorses. I am actually really happy to see Smackdown take this direction, to be the workhorses and have the Intercontinental Championship be the "Smackdown" title. I am excited to see how this week goes!
WWE Smackdown Results
The show kicks off with Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan! We see a replay of Bryan vs. Sheamus from last week's Smackdown. I am still surprised that they aren't censoring the blood. Bryan says WrestleMania was one of the highlights of his career. But the title only means as much as the actions of the man who holds it. How does he make the IC title mean even more? By defending it. With everything he has, against anyone who wants to challenge him. (Yes Chants) He did that against Dolph Ziggler, but after that match who should come out but Sheamus. He came out looking all stupid and kicked Daniel in the face. So last week on Smackdown he fought Sheamus. During that match he looked up with blood on his face and saw Wade Barrett.
--Bad New Barrett interrupts and says he turned Bryan's magical week into a nightmare.
--Sheamus comes out and joins him and says then he kicked Bryan's head off with a bullhammer. (You look stupid chants) Sheamus tolerates Barrett because he's not a short fella like Bryan. Sheamus says he and Barrett are going to come give him a European beating. They make their way down to the ring and surround Bryan.
--Dolph Ziggler's music hits and he comes out to make the save, mic in hand. Ziggler says that Sheamus looks like Captain Jack Sparrow and Carrot Top had a baby no one liked. Maybe the reason Barrett and Sheamus are so tall is because they have each others heads up their "arses" if they want to fight, let's do it right now!
--Big Show interrupts, he says that he doesn't usually agree with Sheamus but he agrees with him. He is tired of these little pipsqueaks always complaining. He won the Andre the Giant Battle Royal which (somehow) makes him better than Andre and makes him the best giant. He says that if they are going to beat up these guys then he isn't going to miss it.
--Roman Reigns music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Reigns goes right after Big Show and the faces clear the ring.
It is announced that we will see Neville in action for the first time on Smackdown!
New Day makes their way to the ring and tries to pump up the Texas crowd but the crowd is having nothing to do with it. Big E tries to get the crowd to clap with them but nada. Big E says something has got to change, the crowd has to like them. It has to LOVE them. Because they're their for the fans. They are there for a NEW DAY (crowd shots sucks).
Cesaro and Kidd vs. New Day (Kofi and Big E w/ Xavier Woods)
The crowd starts chanting New Day Sucks right off the bat. Kofi locks up with Kidd and gets him in an arm submission, and takes him to the mat. Kidd puts Kofi in the corner and lands some shots and monkey flips him, but Kofi lands on his feet. Cesaro tags in and hits a big uppercut on Kofi and mock claps at him. Tags Kidd back in and Kidd kicks Kofi in the gut twice. Kofi slide past Kidd outside the ring and pulls him by the feet out. Cesaro comes after Kidd but Kofi gets him outside, too. Kofi tags in Big E as we head to a commercial.
We return with Cesaro in control of Big E, a headlock in place. Kidd tags in and goes to the top rope but as he comes down Big E catches him and hits a belly to belly suplex. Cesaro tags in and hits a gut wrench suplex on Big E. Pure strength on that! Cesaro puts another headlock on Big E. Kidd tags in and lands some kicks on Big E. Cesaro and Kidd work the ref so they can land some cheap shots. Cesaro tags in and jumps on Big E's chest. Big E fights out of another headlock and comes after Cesaro but Cesaro sends Big E shoulder first into the corner and then sets E up for the Big Swing into a dropkick from Kidd. Kofi breaks up the 3 count. Cesaro talks trash to Kofi, Big E manages to take advantage and plant Cesaro. Hot tag made to Kingston (and Kidd). Kofi flying all over the place plants Kidd and Cesaro both. Kofi hits the double leg drop. Kofi sets up for Trouble in Paradise but Cesaro comes in for the interference. Cesaro is thrown out but Kidd pushes Kofi into the ropes where Cesaro hits a HUGE uppercut leading to a neckbreaker for the win.
Winner: Cesaro and Kidd
We see a video package from Raw of Seth Rollins talking about WrestleMania and we see Randy Orton becoming the #1 contender. We find out we're going to see Bray Wyatt compete tonight.
Curtis Axel is in the ring and tells us not to change channel. He says the Road to Axtreme Rules hit a speed bump when he lost to Neville. That's why he asked for his rematch tonight!
Neville vs. Curtis Axel
Neville and Axel lock up and Axel tries to throw Neville around but Neville flips against the rope. Neville tosses Axel around with some hit tosses. Axel gets Neville in the corner but Neville flips out and across the ring. He gets his boot up to stop Axel. Neville sends Axel to the outside and flips over the rope onto Axel. (Neville chants always make me happy) Neville hits his Corkscrew Shooting Star Press finisher, The Red Arrow, from the top rope for the win!
Backstage we see Alicia Fox, Cameron, and Natty with Renee Young, who asks if they feel perhaps guilty for turning Naomi's potential #1 contender match into a battle royal. They say she still has a chance but this is what #GiveDivasAChance is really about. The 3 Divas end up getting into a fight about who is going to win, the refs have to break things up.
Natty vs. Alicia Fox w/ Cameron as the Special Guest Referee
Natty attacks Alicia quickly and starts with the right hands. Cameron breaks it up. Fox gets back at Natty and does the same attack to her. Cameron breaks it up again. Fox goes for the flipping leg drop but Natty moves out of the way. Natty goes for a dropkick on a seated Fox. Fox gets Natty into the corner and hits a big kick on Natty in the corner. Fox goes for the suplex into a pin and gets a 2 count. Alicia puts the headlock on Natty. Natty fights out but Fox slams her head to the mat. 2 count pin by Fox, who then locks in another headlock. Fox pulls the nose of Natty while in the headlock. Natty fights out and hits a spinning body press, but Fox gets up first and plants Natty. Natty lands some right hands and sets up the Sharpshooter for the win!
Winner: Natty Hart
After the match Cameron plants Natalya and Fox.
We see a video package for Erick Rowan, and how Bray Wyatt set him free.
Bray Wyatt vs. Erick Rowan
Before the match Bray says he remembers the first time he met Erick Rowan, cast out by society. Where everyone saw his flaws, he saw his opportunities. He showed him what it's like to be loved, be a family. There was a time he was proud to call him brother. There came a time he had to set him free, he had to show him how cruel and rotten this world is. Evil is real, it is all around us, it is inside every single person. Now Rowan is broken just like before. Bray decided tonight would be a special night, he is going to show him not to trust anyone. Tonight, he will destroy Erick Rowan. Now imagine if he can do that to someone he once called brother, to someone he loves...what I'll do to you.
They lock up and Bray tries a punch but Rowan shakes it off and goes to put Bray in the corner, but Bray reverses it putting Rowan in the corner. Rowan grabs Bray and slams him in the corner then sends him outside the ring. Bray gets back and lands a kick on Rowan and then knocks him down. Rowan grabs Wyatt and tosses him into the corner and lands several big headbutts. Rowan goes to tackle Wyatt in the corner but Wyatt side steps him and sends him shoulder first into the steel post. Rowan up on the side of the ring but Bray Wyatt drop kicks him off. As we return from break Wyatt is in complete control. He goes for the running back splash but Rowan gets his knees up! Both men up but Rowan knocks Wyatt down twice. He gets Wyatt in the corner and hits a clothesline. Rowan goes to the top rope, but Bray rolls out of the ring. Rowan comes sprinting at Wyatt but Bray hits a KILLER clothesline and plants Rowan. Bray follows it up with a back splash. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but Rowan reverses it, but Bray bounces off the ropes and throws his body into Rowan. Wyatt does his spider walk and hits Sister Abigail on Rowan for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match Bray puts Rowan's head in his lap and looks sad then laughes.
Backstage The Miz makes his way to the ring for MizTV!
We see a replay from Raw, Miz beating Mizdow. Miz in the ring promotes his movie The Marine 4. Miz says his film has been gettin rave reviews--
--Summer Rae cuts him off and says it is OUR action movie. Miz says how dare she interrupt him, it's his movie and he was giving a Diva a Chance, sit down and don't speak. She says she'll speak when she wants to. He says he is the star! She says CO-star. He says she's an extra at best, he made her a star! Just like he did with Mizdow. She says he did, before he threw Miz over the top rope at WrestleMania. Miz says that he blames the fans for making Mizdow think he's a leading man. Miz asks if people even know SANDOW's backstory? He was fired TWICE and was heading out a third time before Miz saved him!
--Mizdow comes out and makes his way to the ring. Miz tells him he needs to get his life on track, he is on a steep decline. Miz says he is willing to forgive Mizdow because he is a charitable person. Miz says he'll forgive him if he just says two small words, I'm sorry, and everything will go back to the way it was. Miz says the fans don't know what it's like to be a WWE superstar, sure he gave him tough love, but he saved Mizdow! Miz says shake his hand because the fans will forget about Mizdow unless he is with Miz. Mizdow shakes Miz's hand and says he is sorry. He's sorry, he's sorry he didn't do this sooner! And Mizdow starts a beatdown on Miz! He throws one of the MizTV chairs at Miz as he runs away. Mizdow grabs Summer Rae and kisses her. Summer swoons in the ring as Mizdow joins some fans who are cheering.
We see a very long video package for WrestleMania and the impact it has, along with all the activities they do before the actual event. Then we see a video for WrestleMania 32 in Dallas!
Wade Barrett, Sheamus, and Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, and Roman Reigns
We start the match with Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler. Sheamus shoves Dolph into the corner then backs off laughing. They lock up again with the same result. Sheamus slaps Ziggler so Ziggler slaps him back and starts to attack, but Sheamus takes control. Big Show tags in, picks up Ziggler and puts him in the corner and hits the big chop. Big Show goes for a running move but Ziggler hits a dropkick to the knee planting him. Dolph jumps and hits a GIANT DDT on Show. Show gets to the corner to bring himself up, Dolph goes for a splash but Show literally smacks Ziggler out of his way. Wade Barrett tags in and puts a headlock on Ziggler. Ziggler fights out but gets hit with Winds of Change. Sheamus tags in. Sheamus with an uppercut, and then presses his boot against the head of Ziggler. He starts smacking Ziggler screaming where is your fight now?! Sheamus turns his head to smirk at the crowd but Ziggler comes out of the corner with intensity and starts swinging wildly at Sheamus. Dolph tags Bryan who runs in and hits a dropkick on Barrett to knock him down. He lands some right hands on Sheamus, gets whipped into the corner but runs up it and hits a clothesline on Sheamus. Bryan hits his kicks to a kneeling Sheamus, on the last kick Sheamus ducks it but Bryan ends up sending Sheamus to the outside. Bryan hits a Suicide Dive, but before he can get back in the ring Barrett hits a big boot to Bryan!
We come back with Big Show bear hugging Bryan. Big Show hits a big elbow drop on Bryan. Barrett tags in and lays Bryan on top of the turn buckle. He hits some punches and then a big kick to the gut. Barrett locks in the headlock on a laying Bryan. Bryan fights out, but Barrett whips Bryan into the corner. Barrett goes for the kick but Bryan moves out of the way! We want Roman chants! Big Show tags in to stop Bryan from tagging anyone. Big Show with a headbutt. Roman Reigns chants, Reigns seems happy to see the fans cheer for him on the side. Big Show knocks Ziggler off the side of the ring. Big Show goes for the chokeslam but Bryan reverses it into the Yes Lock! Show fights out and tosses Bryan outside the ring. Show tags Sheamus. Sheamus rolls Bryan into the ring. Sheamus puts Bryan onto the top turnbuckle and hits a big uppercut. Sheamus poses for the crowd but Bryan punches Sheamus in the gut over and over, and eventually into the head. Bryan goes for a crossbody of the top but Sheamus catches him! Bryan reverses it into a DDT. He makes the hot tag to Roman Reigns! Roman gets Wade Barrett (who tagged in too) into the corner and hits a BUNCH of corner clotheslines. Roman unloads on Barrett, Show up on the side but Superman Punch! Reigns hits another Superman Punch on Barrett! Sheamus breaks up the pin for his team, but Ziggler is in! Sheamus picks up Ziggler but Ziggler fights out and hits a Superkick! Sheamus and Ziggler out of the ring. Bryan hits a running knee on Big Show on the outside. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer but Reigns ducks it as he hits the Spear for the win!
Winners: Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, and Dolph Ziggler!