WWE Smackdown Results (8/6/15)
Thursday, August 6th, 2015
From Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Welcome back to Smackdown coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com, aka the Zackdown! We are building towards SummerSlam where we are set to have a double championship match between Seth Rollins vs. John Cena. This week's Zackdown Question of the Week: Are you happy the championship match at Summerslam is for both the United States AND WWE World Heavyweight Championship or would you rather it have been solely for the WWE title?
The show opens with a tribute to the great Rowdy Roddy Piper.
Roman Reigns music hits and as per usual he makes his way through the crowd to the ring.
Roman Reigns: Well it's good to see you too Sac-Town! Trust me I can hear those chants all night long, but let me talk a little business and Bray Wyatt. I thought I was going 1 on 1 with Bray Wyatt at Battleground, but apparently Bray wanted to use it as a family reunion with Luke Harper. Like most, I'm not one to ask for help. But when it comes to family, I can do family vs. family. Do you wanna see a family war?! Bray Wyatt are you man enough to face me and my psycotic brother Dean Ambrose? I'm telling you right now Bray, if you are going to be picking your teeth out of your beard all that because me and Ambrose are bringing the fight to SummerSlam and you can BELIEVE....THAT!
Rusev's music hits to interrupt.
Rusev: It's not about USA! You need to get out of this ring, I have more important things to talk about.
Roman: What do you have to talk about? We all wanna know, huh, what do YOU have to talk about?
Rusev: What I have to talk about is my deal, you don't talk to me like that. You have more important things to worry about, like facing me tonight.
Roman: If I do let you come down here, what are you going to talk about? How you make your new girlfriend dress like your old girlfriend or...? Because I gotta say this is some creepy stuff, she's not a barbie doll dude!
Rusev: You don't know about creepy!
Roman: I know! You do though!
Rusev: You don't talk about my hot Summer!
Roman: Hang on HOT Summer?
Rusev: You've never been stabbed in the back by a cold fish! I will tell you something, you sound really arrogant right now, it reminds me of her. So tonight maybe I call you Lana.
Roman: Ay, this is America baby, we have no clue what you just said. The only thing we got outta that is your a sexist freak, dog! You can hid up there or you can come down here and I can talk you in a language everyone can understand *Reigns loads up the Superman Punch*
The New Day vs. Prime Time Players and Mark Henry
Darren Young and Xavier Woods are starting things off, Woods gets an armlock but Young reverses with a fireman's carry. Woods manages to get a dropkick off and get Young in the corner. Young throws a headlock on Woods but Woods fights out. Young gets whipped against the ropes but manages to catch Woods in an atomic drop. Woods tags Kofi Kingston, but Kofi gets decked right off the bat. Darren brings Kofi onto the apron and hits a backdrop on the apron. On the outside Xavier charges Young, but gets caught in a toss. Both teams stare each other down on the outside as we head to break.
We return and Titus O'Neil is in control of Kofi. He smacks Kingston in the chest and tags Mark Henry who walks across Kofi's chest. Darren tags in and hits an elbow on Kofi and goes for a pin, but only gets 2. Young goes for a clothesline but Kofi ducks it and tags Big E. Who comes running in and collides with Young. Big E tags in Woods and begins stomping. New Day rotates 6 times tagging and stomping Young. Eventually Woods comes in and hits a running dropkick on Young. Pin but only 2. Woods throws a headlock on Young. Young manages to fight out and goes for a tag but gets caught. Young hits a superkick and tags Big E. Big E hits a big splash and goes for the pin but gets 2 as Titus saves it for his team. Young tries for the tag but misses, Darren manages to get off in ensiguri though! Titus makes the hot tag and Titus takes out Kofi and Woods. Kofi is the legal man now and Titus hits a big splash on Kofi. Titus hits a shoulder block on Woods and picks up Kofi. Titus throws Kofi over his head and Henry catches him midair! Henry hits the World's Strongest Slam for the win!
Winners: Prime Time Players and Mark Henry
Backstage an interview catches up with New Day and asks them, Are they concerned their loss tonight puts them at the back of the line for a title match?
Woods: No no no no! The Prime Time Players didn't beat us! Mark Henry did!
Kofi: Here's the thing about Mark Henry! He is not one of the Tag Team Champions! He had no business out there! He should have retired a long time ago!
Big E: How dare you point your filthy, disgusting, nasty finger of negativity at us!
Kofi: We're not going to let your filthy, nasty negativity stop us from clapping! To stop our positivity!
Woods: We are clean, we are pristine, and we will be the next WWE Tag Team Champions!
Kofi: And the world will sing in unison Ayyyyy we want some New Dayyyy!
We get a video package for Charlotte.
Charlotte vs. Naomi
Charlotte locks up with Naomi and Naomi turns it into a monkey flip, but they stay locked! Charlotte hits a monkey flip of her own but they still stay locked. Charlotte gets behind Naomi but Naomi switches it to a head lock. Naomi springboards it and goes for a pin but it's a 2 count. Naomi runs at the corner and then pops up and catches Charlotte with her feet and puts her face first into her...er...rear end. Charlotte hits a chop and tries to go for the figure 8! Sasha Banks runs in and break it up for the DQ, but Becky Lynch runs in and helps Charlotte clear all of Team B.A.D. out of the ring. It's announced that the match is to be restarted as a tag team match.
Charlotte and Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks and Naomi
Charlotte and Sasha start things off and Charlotte goes right after Sasha. Charlotte hammers away at Sasha and then locks her in a headlock. Becky Lynch tags herself in and they hit a double hip toss and elbow drop. Becky Lynch grabs the arm of Sasha but Sasha manages to push her into her own corner. Naomi tags in and grabs the arm of Becky, but Lunch manages to revers it. Becky rolls up Naomi in a variety of ways but gets 2 every time. Becky hits a leg drop, then another, on the 3rd Charlotte tags herself in. Charlotte hits a knee drop then does an interesting move I've never seen, she sat on Naomi's seated shoulders and then flipped her over, and did it 3 times. Sasha gets the tag and runs in but Charlotte catches her in a roll up. Charlotte gets whipped into the corner but she flips over the ropes and lands on the outside. She manages to get a shoulder to the gut of Sasha but Naomi is on the outside pulling Charlotte's leg. Charlotte manages to kick her away, the ref gets distracted and Tamina jumped up and hit a Superkick to take Charlotte out. Banks rolls Charlotte in and tries for the pin but gets 2. Naomi tags in and they hit a double elbow on Charlotte. Naomi hits Charlotte with an array of forearms. Naomi hits a running clothesline on Charlotte who was sitting. Naomi throws in the headlock. Naomi hits an Enzuigiri and tags in Sasha Banks. They hit a double team move on Charlotte and then Charlotte gets whipped in the corner. Banks runs at her but gets flipped over the ropes, Banks manages to grab Charlotte by the hair before she can make a tag. Sasha locks in a submission with knees in the back of Charlotte. Charlotte fights out and flips Sasha in order to make the hot tag to Becky! Becky runs in and takes down Naomi who just tagged in. Becky hits a clothesline and a dropkick the hits a springboard kick. Lynch with a T-bone suplex. Becky goes for the pin but Sasha break it up. Charlotte runs in and throws Sasha out of the ring, but Tamina pulls Charlotte out as well. Naomi hits a Codebreaker like move but only gets a 2 count. Naomi hits a slam and then a leg drop and locks a headlock in. Naomi hits an uppercut on Becky and locks in a modified headlock, and repeatedly knees Lynch in the back as we head to break.
As we return Sasha Banks is in control of Becky Lynch and Naomi makes a tag. Naomi stomps away at Lynch. Becky tries to make a tag but can't get there as Naomi pulls the hair. Naomi hits a split leg drop. Naomi hits a running bulldog into the corner and Banks tags in. Banks locks in a modified headlock and slams her head against the mat. Becky rolls Sasha out of it and makes the tag. Charlotte hits a clothesline and a chop on Banks and hits a spear! Charlotte goes for the pin but Naomi breaks it up at 2. Naomi tries to roll up Charlotte and even the announcers say that they don't think she's legal, but the ref counts anyway for a 2 count. Charlotte goes for a clothesline but misses and Naomi takes down Charlotte. Charlotte rolls up Naomi, but the roll up ends up getting rolled through several times. Naomi ends up on top and grabs the tights of Charlotte for the win.
Winners: Team BAD
We see a replay from Raw of Seth Rollins bragging about breaking Cena's nose, then his match with Neville.
Stardust vs. Zack Ryder
The guys locked up and Stardust mocks Ryder. Ryder kicks the guy of Stardust and then puts him in the corner, and hits a clothesline. Ryder climbs up up on Stardust and hammers away. Ryder hops down and Stardust moves away. Ryder goes after Stardust but Stardust does a handstand kick to Ryder. Stardust throws Ryder into the corner and stomps away at him. Stardust locks in a surfboard on Ryder, Ryder rolls out of it and tries for a pin. 2 fall. Stardust hits a press on Ryder and then elbows the head of Ryder. Ryder manages to fight back with a flapjack. Zack hits a few punches and the a missile drop kick! He hits a splash on Stardust and connects with the broski boot! 2 count! Ryder sets up for the Rough Ryder but Stardust moved out of the way. Ryder manages an impressive roll up but gets a 2 count. Ryder whips Stardust against the ropes, but Stardust reverses with the Queen's Crossbow for the win.
After the match Stardust grabs a mic.
Stardust: Have you heard the news? Have you heard? Shut up! That's right, he's coming he's coming! This Monday, the Emerald Archer goes toe to toe with STAAARDUSSTTT!!! From the 5th demension, but do me a favor boy, don't let me down like the man that gravity deprived, instead be my hero.
We see a recap from of Paul Heyman's tongue lashing that he delivered on Raw.
Inverviewer is backstage with Big Show. He says that despite his injury Ryback is still set to defend the Intercontinental Championship at Summerslam in a triple threat against Big Show and Miz. His question is with Ryback being out does it affect Big Show's preparation?
Big Show: Hey I'm here, I'm training. Where is Ryback? He's home, staring in his own little Rocky movie. 'I get back up, I got a broken ankle, I got what is it...a staph infection, yeah yeah, I think I'm gonna win. I am staring my own movie Vacation, and another one called Mission Impossible where I think I'm gonna win.' Ryback isn't going to beat me. I'm gonna take the championship, and Miz has a part time role, and if he tries to take a staring roll I'm gonna turn the money maker into a Halloween mask.
Roman Reigns vs. Rusev
Reigns and Rusev stare down to begin the match, both looking confident. They lock up and push each other around but break showing both are equally strong. Reigns gets a headlock in and tries for a hiptoss but Rusev stops it. Rusev hits a shoulder tackle, and another, but then Reigns hits one! Reigns throws on another headlock. Rusev slams Roman's head to the ground and hammers away at Reigns. Reigns breaks out and hits an uppercut. Reigns gets on the apron and kicks Rusev in the chest. The fight with Reigns on the side and Rusev in the ring, until Rusev grabs Reigns and throws him headfirst into the steel post. We head to break.
As we return Rusev has a pressure lock on Reigns shoulder. Rusev breaks it and begins hammering away, then locks the hold back in. Reigns fights out and goes to the corner, Rusev comes at him but Reigns puts a boot up. Rusev actually catches the boot and hits a spinning back drop! Rusev goes for a headbutt from the second rope but Reigns rolls out of danger! Reigns and Rusev exchange right hands, Reigns builds momentum but Rusev kicks the gut. Rusev goes for a clothesline but Reigns gets out of the way and hits a big clothesline of his own! Rusev gets in the corner and Reigns runs in for a clothesline but Rusev throws up and elbow that connects. Reigns, too fired up to care, takes a step back and runs back in for a clothesline. Reigns hits a jumping clothesline and then hits a corner clothesline and does 10 more! Reigns goes to the outside and hits the drive by! Reigns is feeling it. Reigns picks up Rusev from the mat and slams him back down. He tries it again but Rusev gets out with elbows, Rusev hits a spinning heel kick. In the corner Rusev hits repeated knees but Roman catches on and turns it into a sitdown powerbomb! 2 count. Reigns goes the spear, but Rusev hits the superkick! Reigns is stunned for a moment but then follows up with the Superman Punch! Both men are down! Summer slinks over to the stairs, but then Lana comes out and tackles her! Reigns rolls up Rusev but only gets 2. Rusev hits the Superkick a second time. Roman kicks out at 2 and Rusev looks STUNNED. He starts throwing a fit in the ring. Rusev charges at Roman but Roman moves out of the way and connects with the spear! Roman pins Rusev clean for the win!
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match Roman celebrates but DEH!! Bray Wyatt appears on the titantron.
Bray: I tried to warn you Roman. I tried to tell you that my hands were the ones that bring your empire crumbling to the ground. As far as your challenge for SummerSlam, you can consider it accepted. Family vs. Family. You bring your lunatic, I'll bring my brother. You should know by now...I welcome this war.