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WWE Smackdown Results (3/5/15) - Round and Round The Intercontinental Title Goes

WWE Smackdown Results (3/5/15)
Thursday, March 5th
From Washington D.C.
Report by Zack Krasney of

WWE Smackdown Coverage

The show kicks off with Dolph Ziggler, who is still in possession of the Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler says that he never received his rematch the IC title. He will, though, because Dolph Ziggler is going to be in the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at Wrestlemania! Something will be missing, though, from the match...Daniel Bryan. Dolph goes to call out Daniel Bryan but BNB comes out instead. Barrett reminds Ziggler that the title is his, and the ladder match will be, too. Barrett tells Ziggler he has two options, give him the belt or he will take it from him. Luke Harper sneaks up on Dolph and takes him out. BNB, Ziggler, and Harper go at it and then Ambrose is out to get in the mix. Truth sneaks out again, and again steals the title while everyone is distracted with each other. Ziggler and Ambrose look around for the title but can't find it because Truth escaped without being noticed.

Backstage Renee Young is with Truth. He tries to give her the IC title but she says Truth needs to give it back to Ambrose (aww young love!)

Cesaro and Kidd vs. Los Matadores

Diego and Tyson start the match off, both guys tag out quickly. Cesaro hits the big swing into a dropkick from Tyson Kidd for the win.

Winner: Kidd and Cesaro

Big Show tells Kane he is planning on entering, and winning the Andre the Giant Battle Royal. He's going to put his own head on the statue of Andre the Giant. Kane tells Show that he also plans on entering the Battle Royal, and he also plans on winning it. Show says he might, it depends on if the Demon Kane shows up, or the guy from Men's Wearhouse.

Kane vs. Ryback

Big Show gets up on the apron during the match and distracts Kane. The distraction allows for Ryback to hit the Meat Hook clothesline and the win.

Winner: Ryback

Kane and Big Show yell at each other on the outside. Kane tells Big Show that he is also going to face Ryback, right now!

Big Show vs. Ryback

This time Kane causes interference in the match, but it allows Big Show the chance to land the KO punch and pick up the win.

Winner: Big Show

Bray Wyatt tells Undertaker at Wrestlemania his reckoning awaits. He has something, that he thinks Taker can relate to. On Raw this Monday he will unleash it's spirit. Not even Undertaker can outrun his own fate. Rise Deadman, rise. The camera pans out and we see Bray holding the urn.

The Bellas come to the ring and Nikki says everyone is talking about Give Divas a Chance. That it isn't give AJ a chance it's give DIVAS a chance, and that's what they've been doing while AJ is on vacation. Brie reminds everyone that Nikki is still the fearless champion. Nikki says she doesn't fear the frienemies. There is only one Diva, one voice, which comes from the top. They call AJ out.

AJ Lee out to the ring.


AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella

Paige comes out to ringside. Brie and AJ lock up and Briee puts AJ in the corner. AJ fights out and puts Brie in an arm lock. Brie fights out but gets an elbow to the face. AJ runs at Brie but slides out of the ring and pulls Brie down. Pin but 2 count. Brie hits an elbow and then a dropkick from the second rope. Pin but again 2 count. Brie slams AJ's head repeatedly to the mat. AJ off the ropes and Brie hits a big clothesline. Brie locks in a stretch submission on AJ. AJ fights out, but Brie beats her back down to the mat. Brie hits a big running dropkick to the head. Brie brings AJ to the corner and slams her head against the turnbuckle. She goes for a running clothesline but miss. AJ goes for a roll-up but only 2. Brie locks in another submission of AJ's neck. AJ fights out but Brie beats her down again and hits a DDT. 2 count. A second 2 count. Brie bounces AJ against the ropes and hits a high elbow. 2 count. Brie yells at the ref out of frustration. Brie sits AJ up and does a flip over AJ, grabbing her neck midair. AJ fights out but is again beat down. Brie puts AJ against the bottom rope and hits a running knee. She goes to the second rope but misses AJ, who roles out of the way. AJ starts to fight back with some quick offense. A clothesline in the corner followed by a neckbreaker. AJ hits a dropkick that sends Brie outside. Nikki and Paige circle Brie. AJ goes out and sends Brie back in. AJ locks in the black widow. Nikki up for the distraction but Paige pulls her away. Brie taps!

Winner: AJ Lee

Renee is in the back with Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan says Dolph is right, it might just steal the show. For tonight, he is just looking forward to seeing who leaves the building with the Intercontinental Championship.

New Day vs. Miz and Mizdow

We see a replay from Raw's embarrassing commercial for Miz. Surprisingly they acknowledge that Miz is married to Maryse. Miz takes of his glasses and Mizdow tries to but Miz yells for him not to. Miz and Kofi lock up to start. Kofi pushes Miz off but Miz hits the shoulder block. Kofi gets an armbar on Miz, but Miz fights over to the ropes. Miz hits a big DDT to take back control of the match. We want Mizdow chants. Kofi hits some kicks on Miz, but Miz kicks Kofi to shake hi off. Mizdow tries to tag in but Miz won't let him. Kofi knocks Miz into the corner and Mizdow tags in. Mizdow takes control of Kofi with some quick offense. Miz tags himself in and yells for Mizdow to get out! Mizdow gets back in the ring and Miz is furious, yells at him. Mizdow gets down off the apron. Big E tags in and they hit a team finisher on Miz. Mizdow, still facing away from the ring, doesn't run in for the save. New day gets the pin and the win.

Winner: New Day

Bryon with Roman Reigns backstage. Reigns says Heyman has made a living off running his mouth. Everyone who stepped in the ring with Brock gets beat, or taken out. Reigns is going in knowing he's going to get hurt and be in pain. When Lesnar has given him everything he has, Reigns is going to get up and cut him in half with a spear. He'll beat the beast, believe that.

Jack Swagger vs. Rusev

Rusev throws Swagger to the outside. Swagger fights him off and rolls him in the ring. Swagger hits a clothesline on Rusev and throws him outside the ring. Rusev is furious on the outside.


Rusev is in control as we return. Rusev hits some strong stomps on Swagger who is on his back on the mat. Rusev sits Swagger up and kicks him hard in the back. Rusev hits some big elbows on a sitting Swagger and then locks in a headlock. Swagger fights out, but Rusev hits a headbutt. Rusev tries to whip Swagger into the corner but Swagger reverses it and hits a corner clothesline. Swagger goes for the Swaggerbomb, but Rusev puts his legs up, Swagger catches the legs and locks in the Patriot lock! Rusev manages to get to the ropes. Rusev rolls out. Swagger goes after him, as they return to the ring Rusev hits a big Superkick on Swagger. Rusev locks in the Accolade. Winner is Rusev.

Winner: Rusev

Axelmania is on the screen and calls out to Rusev. Axel says he knows he still doesn't have an opponent for Wrestlemania. He is undefeated, just like Axel hasn't been eliminated from the Royal Rumble. This Monday Axel is going to face Rusev and if he wins he gets a shot at the United States Championship at Wrestlemania, brother!

Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler vs. BNB and Luke Harper

Ziggler and Harper start, Luke puts the gator roll on but Ziggler slips out. Harper locks a headlock on Ziggler. Ziggler throws Harper off him into the ropes, but Harper hits a shoulder block. Harper goes for a clothesline but Ziggler ducks and hits a dropkick. Harper tags in BNB and Ambrose tags Ziggler. Ambrose is all fired up and hits some clotheslines, then moves BNB into the corner and stomps him. Ambrose throws BNB into the corner and then hits the running bulldog. Harper tries to come in but Ziggler in for the save. Ziggler sends Harper out and Ambrose sends Barrett out. Ziggler and Ambrose back into each other and stare each other down.


We're back with Ambrose in a seated headlock, Barrett in control. BNB tags Harper in who drops an elbow on Ambrose and hits the gator roll. Harper hits a suplex on Ambrose and puts a seated headlock on. Ambrose fights out and hits a jawbreaker and some punches and chops. Ambrose goes for a kick but Harper reverses it and tags Barrett. Barrett with a big kick, he throws Ambrose in the corner and stomps away. He whips Ambrose into the opposite corner and goes for a clothesline but Ambrose reverses and hits a HUGE tornado DDT! Ambrose makes the hot tag and BNB tags in Harper. Ziggler with a neckbreaker on Harper. Ziggler with an elbow drop. Ziggler goes for the fameasser but misses it. Ziggler hits the jumping DDT and plants Harper. Harper hits the winds of change, but Ambrose makes the save. BNB comes in and takes Ambrose to the outside. Harper goes for the big finisher DDT, but Ziggler hits the Superkick and ZigZag! 3 count!

Winner: Ziggler and Ambrose

After the match BNB hits the Bullhammer on Ziggler from behind and takes out Ambrose too. Barrett spots Truth who is on commentary with the title. Barrett demands his title, has Truth goes to hand it to him Ambrose hits a suicide dive on BNB. The crowd starts chanting "Run Truth Run!" Truth goes to leave but Harper stands in his way. Truth puts the title on the ground, Harper reaches for it and Truth kicks him in the face! Truth walks up the ramp and Daniel Bryan comes out! Truth gives Bryan the championship. Bryan does the Yes! chant with the title, but Stardust came out of nowhere and attacked him from behind! The show closes with Stardust holding the title on a ladder.

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