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Smackdown: 1 For 1 on 2015 Main Event DQ Finishes
By Aaron Wood
Jan 2, 2015 - 6:18 PM
with that out of the way (I mean come on now, it's just just excuse
for the continuation of the corrupt capitalistic society we live in.
I mean, it's nothing to do with becoming a new person or setting
goals. It's purely to have you keep upgrading your calandar(s) every
single bloody year, an example Apple has also taken to heart! :P ),
Smackdown opened with this week's guest hosts Edge & Christian
coming out. You know, the two guys, who, as revealed on Main Event
were now suing the WWE.
yeah, and of course, The Authority is back on Monday. I mean, coming
back on Smackdown... HA!
apologised for how things were heading in the WWE, feeling like it
was his fault. And if there was something they could do to Seth,
they would tear him apart, but John Cena would be taking aim for him
for sure. The polled the crowd if they were ready for a great show
and prepared to kick off the show when a limo pulled up in the
parking lot. And who should step out but Jamie Noble and Joey
Mercury. They told off their scruffy driver for somehow stepping in
some shit and made their way out to the ring.
& C were confused as they awaited them coming out. Yeah, you
heard me. Mercury & Noble were making their way out for some
promo time. They had a prepared statement from The Authority that
they wanted read. It said that HHH & Stephanie disavowed any
knowledge of what went down on Monday and it was all of Seth's doing.
And Hunter & Steph were recognising Edge & Christian's
contractual right to host Smackdown, but J & J Security were
being appointed "observers" of the show and if E & C
stepped out of line, they'd be reporting back.
See? Mercury & Noble
with mics. It's gonna be a good year.
noted they were still able to make matches and wanted to pitch Noble
& Mercury against Ryback. But they were just razzing the pair
and instead made Ryback vs. Big Show. Christian felt like trumping
that and made the main event of Rusev vs. Roman Reigns. They then
started the show, which was the cue for the entrance of Bray Wyatt.
Maybe the first time someone actually cued up Wyatt's little
yeah, and by the way, given the whole point of Edge & Christian
hosting this week was to promote their joint-appearance on Haven, was
that mentioned even ONCE between RAW, Main Event and Smackdown?
Unless the line was cut from the show Im using to review it, it
wasn't said here and Iif it was mentioned on Monday I missed it.
I just mentioned it, I may as well tell the story of what happened to
promote the Ambulance match between Wyatt & Dean Ambrose on
Monday's RAW, I guess... So Wyatt was set to face his former
follower, Erick Rowan. Bray demanded that Rowan lay down, asking if
he remembered Wyatt. But Rowan refused, so they got into it. Rowan
found himself posted twice early on, once when he missed a charge and
again soon after by Wyatt. He then set up Rowan's head against the
post and ran into it.
Red made a comeback, squashing Wyatt in the corner and then running
him down. Wyatt opened his arms and it looks like they were having
something of an understanding as they were head to head, but then,
suddenly, Wyatt suckered Rowan in and snapped off a Sister Abigail
for the three count.
"Blowie for old times
cut a promo after the match saying if he was willing to do that to
his "own flesh and blood", what was he willing to do to
Dean Ambrose. It had been fun, but all good things had to come to an
end. And Dean's ended with him in the back of an Ambulance. Bollow
in the show, Dean Ambrose was also due to see action. That said,
didn't quite happen. He was supposed to face Curtis Axel, but
instead of waiting for the bell, he charged the ring and started
brawling right away, quickly going outside (including hitting
something of a 619 when Axel tried to get him back into the ring.
The brief fight would conclude with Ambrose hitting Dirty Deeds in
the ring. He called for a mic and told Bray he hoped he was
listening, heading over an ambulance conveniently parked at the side
of the stage. explaining how he was going to use the ambulance to,
essentially, commit hideous and repeated murder on Wyatt.
Erm...what the Cincinnati
yeah, those main matches. Well, the first of those to come along was
Edge's match of pitting Ryback against Big Show. Ryback got Big Show
down early thanks to a couple of double axe handles, but Big Show
avoided the Meat Hook at a nifty pace leading into a break, which saw
Big Show in control when we came back from it. Show was working over
Ryback's leg, including putting on the Haas Of Pain he's busted out
on occasion recently.
managed to low bridge Big Show out of the ring to buy some time and
try to mount a comeback, giving Show a Thesz Press and big splash.
However, one falling splash from the middle rope saw Show grab him
and look for a chokeslam. However, Ryback avoided that and hit a
spinebuster. The Meat Hook was called for, but the Russian flag blew
down and as Rusev & Lana came out, he was suitably distracted for
Big Show to give him the KO Punch to knock him off the apron, giving
Big Show the countout win.
"Stop, Ryback! Your
splash is gonna look so shitty if you do it, like that!"
managed to get back into the ring a few seconds later, but was still
out of it. Rusev got into the ring and looked for the Accolade, but
was instead clotheslined out of the ring, leaving Rusev crazed at
Ryback not being as easy the easy picking he thought he would be.
led onto the main event that saw Rusev himself taking on Roman
Reigns. The story of the early going was that when Rusev would try
something, Reigns would be a step ahead and either counter or avoid
it. That was until Rusev avoided a corner charge and Roman went
through the corner into the post, which allowed Rusev to finally take
blocked a turnbuckling, but was tossed out of the ring instead. This
actually just pissed Roman off, compelling him to fire back at Rusev
and mount a comeback. The Samoan Drop was blocked, but a back suplex
wasn't. The Superman Punch was countered with a dropkick for a 2
count. Rusev wanted the Superkick, but that was countered and Reigns
hit a Superman Punch right after. Things headed outside, but as
Reigns got Rusev in the ring, Big Show came down.
Roman just launched off the stairs and hit a Superman Punch. This
did mean that Reigns got back into the ring right into a superkick,
although he would kick out at 2. rusev wanted the superkick again,
but Roman ducked it and hit a spear. However, the pin was broken by
Show, who pulled Roman out of the ring and tossed him into the
headed over to the announce desk, with Big Show hitting a spear
before looking to repeat what happened on Monday in using the
announce desk. However, Reigns avoided the chokeslam through the
desk, hit his kick on the apron on Show and then dodged a charging
Big Show, sending him over the desk, with Reigns doing to Show what
Show did to him, turning the announce desk over on him. The show
ended with Reigns walking away as the announcers plugged The
Authority and the Ambulance match.
It was at that point they
discovered a bomb had been planted under the desk, and with all those
wires, they were screwed.
those were Edge & Christian's matches, but that wasn't exactly
the last we saw of them. I mean, why else have J & J Security
"observe" their activities if that was it? So sprinkled
through out the show were skits involving the two sides. The first
saw Edge & Christian decide to mess with them, declaring they
were going to practice their five-second pose, which led to Jamie &
Joey saying they would be doing the posing, Edge & Christian
backing away, leaving them looking like goofs.
& Mercury later caught up with Edge outside the rest rooms. Edge
told them that Christian was in there taking a dump, but Noble was
gonna go and get him. The door closed and you heard a high=pitched
scream before Noble shot out again. Edge then stepped away revealing
he was standing in front of the sign for, thus sending Noble into,
the women's bathroom. And then, before the main event, we headed to
E & C's office, where Noble & Mercury came in saying they had
to get it ready for The Authority's return, replacing a couple of
posters. Edge pulled out a couple of markers and the boys drew all
over a poster of HHH & Stephanie on Muscle & Fitness
Monday, The Usos outwitted The Miz & Damien Mizdow while winning
the Tag Titles back from them. So here, they teamed with R-Truth to
take on their old adversaries Goldust & Stardust, who teamed with
Adam Rose. The match opened with Rose & Truth doing a call &
response spot, where the crowd responded for Truth but didn't for
Rose, with Truth trying a sneaky roll up, but only getting a 2 count.
The match didn't go for as long as these six-man tags usually do,
with the heels quickly taking control of Jey Uso when Stardust
low-bridged him out.
hot tag came when Jey knocked Stadust and Rose off the apron and then
sent Goldust out, allowing him to tag his brother, who met Adam Rose.
The match broke down, seeing Truth dive out onto Goldust, only for
Stardust to hit the Falling Star onto him. This left Rose at the
hands of The Usos for them to pick up the win.
I know... Usos & Rhodes
Brothers. But to be fair, 2014 was, like, 3 days ago...
in a new wrinkle, the male rosebuds stormed the ring, albeit with
them being quickly dispatched with by the Usos & Truth, with the
trio picking up hats left by the Exotic Express to dance in.
were 2 other matches on the show, and they were both tag team
matches. The first one saw Cesaro & Tyson Kidd face Los
Matadores, looking to go 3 & 0 against them after 2 recent
matches on other not-watched shows. Cesaro & Kidd got an inset
promo where they stated they were happy The Authority was back in
power, that they might now get the recognition they deserved and
resolved to win the Tag Titles from The Usos. High fives were
exchanged, but Natalya was shut out of them...
was largely a showcase fro Cesaro and Kidd, although I should note
that Michael Cole noted how Cesaro would be happy to see The
Authority back as he was friendly with them and played a prank on
Team Cena right before Survivor Series when he pretended he was gonna
be on their team. And yet, giving context to Truth facing Rose got
Tom Phillips buried...
would include some double-teaming by the pair, notably Cesaro giving
Fernando a Giant Swing, only for Kidd to dropkick him in the head
mid-swing. Fernando eventually managed to make a tag to Diego, but
it wouldn't last long as Cesaro stopped a headscissors and held him
for a Powerbomb as Kidd hit a Blockbuster off the top rope for the
Cesaro became concerned that
Tyson Kidd was a Scrubs fan when he started saying
"Eeeeeeaaaaagggglllleeeee!", especially as, being a bald
man, this made him Turk.
the match, Cesaro & Kidd were all about celebrating with each
other, with Tyson completely ignoring his wife, including once again,
leaving her hanging on a high five.
other match on the show may be one that can go in my "Called
it!" folder. You see, some people, such as our own Matt dawgs,
don't like The Ascension. One of those reason is that they mostly
only ever did squash matches on NXT (you know, lacking the context
that that was just TV and they worked longer matches at house shows,
the same way that Baron Corbjin is being booked right now). However,
there are also certain Internet commentators who decry the lack of
squash matches on TV to get new people over. Some of the people who
hold those 2 opinions are the same people. Don't like Ascension.
Want squash matches to make a comeback.
I posited how fun it would be to see their brains explode if all they
did with The Ascension for the first few months of their main roster
run would be to have them do squash matches. And it may well have
begun here, as The Ascension faced 2 jobbers that didn't get any sort
of introduction or name check, winning very quickly with The Fall Of
Arthur Rosenberg & Stan
Stansky they ain't...
Wyatt def. Erick Rowan
Usos & R-Truth def. Goldust, Stardust & Adam Rose
Show def. Ryback by Countout
& Tyson Kidd def. Los Matadores
Ascension def. Two Unnamed Opponents
Reigns def. Rusev by DQ
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