WWE Smackdown Results (4/18/14) - Adapt or Perish

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WWE Smackdown Results - (4/18/14)
Results by: Adam Wacker of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Triple H is welcomed to the ring. Hunter says one of his jobs as COO is finding the greatest talent around the globe, and giving them the opportunity to succeed. Of everyone he has seen, Hunter says the Shield is three of the most talented guys he has seen in years. This is the reason he gave them power. However, Hunter says that power might have gotten them to think where they could bring that. Triple H says at some point, you need to find the line in the sand, and know not to cross it. Triple H says the Shield crossed it.

An Evolution vs. Shield video package is shown.

Triple H says on Raw, the Shield were humbled. Hunter says he told Michael Cole on their interview, that he is willing to put this behind them. Hunter only wants the trio to beg on their hands and knees for forgiveness. Triple H says the only thing he got in response was from Roman Reigns, he said, "Kings don't win war, soldiers do." Hunter says that is a neat tagline, but something that is more accurate, "Soldiers are the currency for which empires are bought and sold. The Shield has lost their value." In closing, Hunter makes an Extreme Rules match: The Shield vs. Evolution. Triple H intends to show the three what true power really is. In life, you either adapt or perish. That, is Evolution.

-Commercials

Alberto Del Rio is in the ring. Big E makes his way to the ring.

Intercontinental Champion Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

They lock up, as Del Rio is backed into the corner. Alberto gets away. Del Rio throws some kicks to Big E, following with some punches to the head. Big E leapfrogs over a running Del Rio, and drills him to the mat with a powerful shoulder. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio is picked up, but gets out quick with fists to the temple. Del Rio gets Big E in the corner, connecting with an Enziguri. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio locks in a Rear Headlock, but stands out. Del Rio is backed in the corner, but connects with a kick to the face. Del Rio connects with a kick to Big E, and pins. Kick out. Del Rio continues the attack in the corner, as Big E attempts to stands up. Del Rio runs towards the corner, but is smashed into the ring post shoulder first. Big E builds momentum, connecting with a Belly-to-belly. Langston goes for a Running Splash, but Del Rio gets his knees up at the last second. Big E rolls to the floor.

-Commercials

Both Big E and Del Rio are on the floor, struggling to get back into the ring. Del Rio gets back in, as Big E slowly follows. Big E is sidestepped, and sent shoulder first into the ring post. Del Rio follows up with a DDT. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio makes his way to the top rope, but is caught in a Backbreaker to the ribs. Big E pops up Del Rio, and follows with a Running Splash. Big E takes off the straps, and picks up Del Rio, but is pierced with a Backstabber. Pin, but a kick out. Del Rio signals for the Cross Armbreaker, and connects. Langston drags himself to the bottom rope, but Del Rio refuses to break the hold.

Winner: Big E (Disqualification)

Del Rio attacks Langston after the match, targeting the left arm of Langston. Del Rio has him crawling, and goes for a Superkick. Langston shoots up, and connects with the Big Ending. Big E holds his title in the ring.

-Commercials

A Bo Dallas vignette is shown.

Paul Heyman is in the ring. Heyman introduces himself as the manager of the King of Swing Cesaro and the one behind the 21-1 and the Beast that Conquered the Streak, Brock Lesnar. Heyman keeps repeating over and over the fact the Lesnar beat the streak, to get boos from the crowd. Heyman regains composure, and says he is glad to shed the bright of his genius upon the darkness of Tennessee's ignorance. Heyman finishes by saying something that may be out of character and is from the bottom of his heart, "my client Brock Lesnar conquered the Streak."

A Hornswoggle and El Torito video package is shown.

Paige makes her way to the ring.

-Commercials

Aksana says everyone is jealous of Paige, because they are insecure, but Paige got lucky. Tonight, Paige's luck runs out.

Diva's Champion Paige vs. Aksana

Aksana connects with a Suplex, locking in a Waist Lock. Paige backs her to the corner, connecting with elbows to the head. Paige then goes on the apron, kneeing Aksana in the face. Aksana leaves the ring, as Paige follows. Paige is hit with a Clothesline on the floor. Aksana takes her in the ring, connecting with a Spinebuster. Aksana connects with an elbow to the back. Pin, but a kick out. Paige is thrown towards the mat. Aksana crawls around Paige, following with a kick to Paige's chest. Aksana runs the ropes, as they both collide with a Double Crossbody. Paige takes the attack to Aksana, connecting with multiple Clotheslines and a Dropkick. Paige locks in a Scorpion Cross Lock for the win.

Winner: Paige (Submission)

Backstage, Renee Young interviews Sheamus on facing Batista later tonight. Young reminds him that Sheamus was attacked by Batista after their match a few weeks ago. Shemaus says Batista took the easy way out. Shemaus says it was isn't about who hits harder, but who gets hit the hardest and keeps going. Sheamus wonders if Batista gets booted in the face, if he can't keep going.

Backstage, Mahal and McIntyre help Hornswoggle train. Also, Los Matadores help El Torito.

-Commercials

El Torito makes his way to the ring. Hornswoggle makes his way to the ring.

El Torito w/ Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle w/ Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal

They get face to face, as Hornswoggle pushes Torito., but he pushes back. They lock up, as Hornswoggle pushes him away. El Torito gets a Waist Lock, following with a Headlock. Hornswoggle is taken out with a shoulder, following with a Hurricanrana. El Torito charges toward Hornswoggle, but is shouldered in the gut. Swoggle follows by smashing his head into the corner. Hornswoggle goes to the bottom rope, and connects with a Banzai Drop. Torito rolls him up, but a kick out. Hornswoggle connects with a Lariat followed by a Splash. Pin, but a kick out. Hornswoggle locks in a Headlock, as he connects with a Powerslam. Hornswoggle taunts the Matadores, but is rolled up. Hornswoggle knees Torito in the gut, and whips him in the corner. Hornswoggle runs to El Torito in the corner, but moves. Torito connects with a Gore to Hornswoggle, followed with a Bronco Buster. El Torito follows with a Moonsault for the win.

Winner: El Torito (Pinfall)

An Alexander Rusev video package is shown.

-Commercials

Bad News Barrett rises from the podium, asking for some decorum. Barrett says everyone just witnessed the biggest little match in history. Barrett says the fact that everyone applauded that atrocity, it shows their lows standards and how little their brains are.

Lana introduces Alexander Rusev.

Alexander Rusev w/ Lana vs. R-Truth w/ Xavier Woods

Truth takes the attack to Rusev, as he cartwheel out of the corner. Truth connects with a Dropkick, and pins. Kick out. Truth goes for an STO, but Rusev holds him and pushes him away. Rusev connects with an amazing Jumping Superkick. Rusev knees Truth in the ropes, and follows with a Fallaway Slam. Rusev follows with a Tilt-a-whirl Uranage. Rusev locks in the Accolade for the win.

Winner: Alexander Rusev (Submission)

Xavier Woods attempts to attack Rusev after the match, but is crushed.

-Commercials

An Ultimate Warrior memoriam video package is shown.

-Commercials

Fandango and Layla vs. Santino Marella and Emma

Santino and Fandango start off, as Marella tries for kicks. Fandango takes it to Santino, but does a split. Fandango runs and connects with a kick. Fandango follows with a Suplex. Fandango goes to the apron and misses witha Slingshot Legdrop. Santino connects with an Arm Drag and Diving Headbutt. Santino goes for the Covra, but Layla takes it from him. Emma attacks Layla, as Santino rolls him up for the win.

Winner: Santino Marella (Pinfall)

Emma goes for a high-five, but Santino does it with the Cobra. Emma's arm goes limp, as she starts panicking. Santino tries lifting her arm, but it's just dead weight.

Sheamus makes his way to the ring.

-Commercials

Batista makes his way to the ring.

Batista vs. Sheamus

Sheamus begins the attack, as Batista drags Shemaus to the floor. Batista gets the upperhand, throwing Shemaus around. Batista gets back in the ring, but is hit with a Clothesline. Shemaus drops knees to Batista, following with punches. Batista is put in the corner, but gets out and connects with a Clothesline. Batista whips Sheamus, but is hit with a shoulder. Pin, but a kick out. Sheamus does a Snapmare, and locks the elbow of Batista. The bottom rope is grabbed, as Shemaus breaks the hold. Shemaus throws fists to Batista on the apron for Ten Beats, but Batista gets out. Sheamus knees Batista, as he falls to the floor.

-Commercials

Shemaus takes Batista to the floor, but is slammed into the steel steps. Batista kicks the steps into Sheamus' lower body and ragdolls him into the barricade. Sheamus is put back in the ring, and kneed in the head. Sheamus is in the ring, and runs towards Batista, but is tripped into the turnbuckle. Batista then throws him into the ring post as he falls out of the ring. Batista throws him back into the ring, and connects with a Catapult snapping Sheamus' neck into the rope. Pin, but a kick out. Batista goes for a Batista Bomb, but Shemaus throws him from the ring. Batista throws Sheamus into the corner again, but Sheamus reverses it and does the same. Sheamus connects with clubs to the head, but Batista goes for another Bomb. Batista is backed into the corner, as Sheamus connects with a Running High Knee. Sheamus puts Batista on the apron and connects with Ten Beats. Sheamus gets back into the ring with a Slingshot Battering Ram. Pin, but a kick out. Sheamus picks up Batista, but he gets out. Sheamus then transitions into an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Pin, but a kick out. Sheamus goes for a Cloverleaf, as Batista grabs the ropes. Batista crawls to the corner, as Shemaus connects with a Front Powerslam. Sheamus goes for a Brouge Kick, but rolls to the floor. Sheamus follows and throws him back into the ring. Sheamus goes again for a Brouge, but is hit with a Spear. Pin, but a kick out. Batista goes for another Bomb, but is reverses. Sheamus goes top rope, but Batista throws him into the ropes and hits a Clothesline to the back of the head. Batista connects with a Batista Bomb for the win.

Winner: Batista (Pinfall)

-AW

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