WWE Smackdown Results 9/3/2015
Thursday, September 3, 2015
From American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
Report by James B. of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
“Say hello to the (new) guy” – Razor Ramon…kinda.
I apologize, that was the best I could come up with as an introductory promo. I’d like to send a big thank you to Richard for bringing me aboard to do Smackdown recaps. I am your prototypical late-20s “I loved the Attitude Era and Monday Night Wars, took 10 years off, and now I’m back” wrestling fan. I look forward to chatting about Smackdown with you every Thursday night. Now, let’s get on with the show…
The show opens with The New Day’s music and Kofi Kingston's traditional skip to the ring with picket signs in-hand. After their recent performances at SummerSlam and RAW, the New Day probably deserves a little bit better reaction (either heat or pop) than they receive. Big E leads the crowd in a weak chant of "Save the Tables" to the beat of "New Day Rocks" before The Dudley Boyz stroll to the ring and announce their intention to become ten-time tag team champs. The Prime Time Players interrupt at the top of the ramp and tell the Dudley Boyz to "get to the back of the line." The New Day joins the announce table, and we've got ourselves a tag match between the Prime Time Players and Dudley Boyz.
The Dudley Boyz spend the beginning of the match on offense working on Darren Young before setting up the patented hot tag to Titus O'Neil. O'Neil hits a number of his trademark moves on Bubba Ray before D-Von sneaks a quick tag near the ropes. Bubba Ray catches Titus with an elbow, followed by the 3-D for the clean pin. Little bit of an underwhelming finish. The result was expected, but using a pretty routine elbow to swing the match in the Dudley Boyz favor was a little sudden and anti-climactic. Kofi sneaks into the ring after the match to playfully slap D-Von in the back of the head before scampering up the ring.
Renee Young catches up with a celebratory New Day backstage, where she politely informs them that their night is not done and they'll be facing Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose later in the night.
We cut back to the ring where Stardust is already posed atop the ringside barrier for his traditional photo op. He's scheduled to face Neville, who never makes it past the TitanTron thanks to a sneak attack by...The Ascension? Konnor and Viktor deliver a beating to Neville before tossing him into the ring where Stardust announces their unique partnership before setting Neville up for their finisher. Neville appears to take a really nasty bump, landing directly on top of his head.
JoJo is backstage with Cesaro where he is quickly interrupted by Sheamus. They trade some childish barbs before heading to the break.
Cesaro, sporting a series of bandages and wraps around his ribs, leads the "You Look Stupid" chants against Sheamus. Cesaro sells the rib injury well during Sheamus' early offense, before going on a European uppercut barrage, followed by an impressive dropkick knocking Sheamus off the middle rope. Cesaro goes for a flying cross body from the top rope - An unusual choice for someone with injured ribs. Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick shortly thereafter for the win, with the announce team praising Cesaro's grit and toughness, but not his brain after going for that cross body dive.
The Miz is in the ring for another episode of MizTV, getting us caught up on the latest in the Summer Rae/Rusev/Lana/Dolph Ziggler saga. Summer Rae breaks down in crocodile tears after explaining Ziggler's seduction attempts on RAW. Summer Rae digs up a June 2014 clip of her kissing Ziggler to get back at Fandango (remember him?). Lana delivers another beating to Summer Rae, storming out of the ring and leaving everyone behind.
Bo lives! We return from the break with Bo Dallas and R Truth in the ring after a Suplex City highlight package from two weeks ago. The announcers comment on Bo's newfound mean streak and aggression, possibly triggered by Lesnar. Seems like they're laying the framework for a change of pace in the near future for Mr. Dallas. Say goodbye to the Running Bo Dog. Bo unleashes a new spinning suplex off the top rope for the finish. After the match ends, he hits another for good measure, and we continue to hear about Bo's new temper.
Renee is backstage with Team PCB, where we recap last week's beat-the-clock challenge, won by Charlotte. They are joined by the Bellas, where Charlotte informs Nikki that she might not have to wait until Night of Champions to cash in her opportunity, and Nikki's attempt at breaking the title reign record is in serious jeopardy.
Tamina and Charlotte put on a better-than-expected five minute match, with a lot of physicality from Tamina. They meshed rather well in the ring together, with Charlotte getting the eventual win with her modified DDT, Natural Selection.
After the Raw recap, we get Renee with Kevin Owens who reminds everyone about his record over Cesaro in recent weeks, followed by a perfectly-executed eye roll from Renee. Ambrose and Reigns hit the ring separately where we get ready for the main event.
Lawler is skeptical about Ambrose and Reigns' ability to stay focused on this match with the Wyatt Family always lurking. The former Shield members get the offense started early against Big E. In case you were wondering, Xavier Woods still has his trombone. Reigns and Big E trade big blows before a hot tag to Ambrose.
Kofi gains the advantage on Ambrose after the return from commercial before setting up Big E for a huge splash off the ropes. Ambrose eventually gets to Reigns who executes a very impressive one-armed power bomb to Kingston. All four men invade the ring, Reigns hits a Superman punch on Kingston, but Woods makes the save and the ref calls for the bell. Ambrose and Reigns clear the ring with spears, Dirty Deeds', and a power bomb. Ambrose grabs the mic and says they're not done yet and want another shot at the Wyatt Family. Bray appears on the TitanTron and tells them they're going to have to wait until Night of Champions.
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