WWE Smackdown Results
April 11, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Dedicated to the memory of The Ultimate Warrior: 1959-2014. Michael Cole announces that this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW will be dedicated to his memory.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the show after the Smackdown video plays.
John Cena talks about WrestleMania XXX and Monday Night RAW
John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring to a decent response. They show photos of John Cena’s match against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania XXX. Cena address the tired response, and he asks if they’re still good to go after an exhausting week. The crowd peps up a little more. Cena says it has been a busy week. It started with WrestleMania XXX, which started with the most immortal, iconic moment he’s ever seen as Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and The Rock were standing in the middle of the ring. After that, we saw Kofi Kingston defy gravity… again, Cesaro win the first André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and Bray Wyatt did the best he could to turn a man into a monster, but he found out that he still can’t see him. Sadly we also saw the Undertaker defeated and the end of the historic streak. On the flip side, the game got played, and we have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. A huge “YES!” chant breaks out.
That was just WrestleMania. If you saw Monday Night RAW, they turned silver into super. They believed in The Shield, they got a bit of bad news, found out Brock Lesnar is the one, and Cesaro is now a Paul Heyman guy. Cena personally thanks the WWE Universe for rewriting his theme music. The crowd begins to weakly sing, “John Cena sucks,” to the theme of Cena’s entrance song. They say the future is now, and he agrees. On Monday, he was taught to “Bo-Lieve” in himself. Then the Diva’s division turned the “Paige.” It’s an exciting time to be in the WWE as there are so many promising superstars. Cena wants to make a promise of his own: he is not “The One,” “The Viper,” or “The Animal.” He is not “The Boss.” He is the measuring stick and the standard bearer. He is John Cena. Any WWE superstar can talk all they want, but past, present, or future, they do know that if they want their feet planted firmly on the top of the WWE mountain, they have to go through him to do it.
The Wyatt Family’s image flashes on the screen, and we’re brought backstage to see Erick Rowan in his sheep mask filling the screen. Luke Harper says that time is supposed to heal all wounds, but unfortunately for John Cena, he’s only given them more time to hurt him. Harper tells Cena to embrace his future, as it is Wyatt’s gift to him. Bray Wyatt comes into the screen. Wyatt says he sometimes wishes that he could feel pain, but he is different. Wyatt wildly says, “And we should all embrace our differences, right kids?” For instance, if he lost to Cena at WrestleMania, why can’t he stop smiling and feeling so good. Wyatt says he saw it in Cena’s eyes. It’s the first time he realized that Cena isn’t hollow in there. It’s in Cena’s heart. It’s something that he knows all too well because when he looks inside himself, he sees the good and the bad. He sees dreams, worlds that haven’t been discovered, and miracles. His mind is endless, and he is free. Wyatt says it must have been so frightening for Cena because he was right there. All he needed was one last push. Now, he realizes that he has to go to new extremes if he wants to bring out the monster that he knows exists in John Cena. Wyatt tells him this party is far from over. Wyatt then sings, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands.”
Daniel Bryan will team with the Usos to take on Randy Orton, Batista, and Kane later tonight.
Cesaro is seen walking backstage with his new manager, Paul Heyman. He’ll be in action, next.
The commentators also talk about The Streak coming to an end, and they show clippings of the headline in many major newspapers.
Big Show’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. As he makes his way to the ring, they show still photos of him being slammed over the top rope by Cesaro in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Paul Heyman comes out to the stage to boos from the crowd. Heyman reminds them of his name, and he says that he stands before them tonight as the advocate for the winner of the very first annual André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, the “King of Swing,” Cesaro. Cesaro comes out to no music. Heyman says it is no longer a theory nor a claim – it’s a proven fact. He is the greatest manager in WWE or sports entertainment history. He engineered Brock Lesnar conquering the Undertaker’s undefeated streak. When you are Brock Lesnar’s advocate, you pick and choose clients very carefully. Your next client must be a sure thing or “The Next Big Thing.” Heyman gives to us Cesaro.
Big Show vs. Cesaro w/ Paul Heyman
The bell rings, and Cesaro goes for a handshake, which Big Show gives him. Heyman joins Michael Cole and JBL on commentary. They lock up, and Cesaro pushes Big Show away. They lock up again, and Big Show powers him away from him. Cesaro then runs into a shoulder block. Cesaro comes back with a kick and an uppercut before hitting the ropes. Big Show takes him down again with a shoulder block, and Cesaro rolls out of the ring to recover. Big Show grabs Cesaro by the head and lifts him to the apron. Big Show then chops the chest. Big Show goes outside to throw Cesaro into the ring. As Big Show gets on the apron, Cesaro big boots him. Cesaro goes to suplex Big Show into the ring, but Big Show blocks it. Big Show goes to give him a back body drop to the floor, but Cesaro counters into a sunset flip powerbomb attempt. Big Show then sits on Cesaro’s chest. Big Show throws him back into the ring for a near fall. Heyman is shaking his head at the commentary table. Big Show signals for a Knockout Punch, but Cesaro quickly escapes the ring. Heyman gets up from commentary to give Cesaro some advice.
We come back from the break to see Big Show chop Cesaro’s chest. Big Show then runs into a boot from Cesaro, and Cesaro jumps on his back to apply a sleeper hold. During the commercial break, Big Show gave Cesaro a back body drop that appears to have hurt Cesaro’s ankle. Back to live action, Big Show slams Cesaro into the corner to get out of the hold. Cesaro then sidesteps Big Show as he attempts an avalanche, and he jumps on his back with another sleeper hold. Big Show begins to fade. His arms become limp, but he all of a sudden gets a burst of adrenaline and flips him off his back.
Big Show hits a pair of clotheslines before sending him to the corner for an avalanche. Big Show then turns him inside out with a shoulder block. Big Show signals for a Chokeslam and attempts it, but Cesaro counters into a sleeper hold. Big Show gets out of the hold by simply falling on his back, flattening Cesaro. Big Show goes to the second rope and jumps off for an elbow drop, but Cesaro rolls out of the way. Cesaro lifts Big Show’s legs for a Cesaro Swing, but Jack Swagger runs down and puts Cesaro in a Patriot Lock!
Winner by Disqualification: Cesaro
Match Rating: * 1/2
Big Show angrily gets to his feet and shoves Swagger over the top rope for costing him this match. Cesaro then leaps over Big Show and snaps him off the top rope. Cesaro uppercuts him in the back of the head and takes him down with a diving uppercut from the second rope. Cesaro then hits an impressive Neutralizer on the Big Show! Heyman gives him a standing ovation at the commentary table.
Hulk Hogan will be live on Smackdown later tonight.
A vignette airs for the impending debut (or return) of Bo Dallas.
Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores
Ryback will start the match against Fernando. They lock up, and Ryback pushes him to the corner. Fernando ducks and chops him a few times before wrenching the arm and chopping him some more. Ryback comes back with a kick, misses a big boot, and he eats a dropkick. Fernando has a whip to the corner reversed, and he boots Ryback in the face. Fernando goes for a cross-body block, but Ryback catches him and powerslams him down. Curtis Axel is tagged in, and he kicks away at Fernando. Fernando punches back, but Axel takes him down by the arm. Axel shimmies around him before kneeing him in the face. Ryback is tagged back in, and he whips Axel into Fernando. Ryback follows up with an avalanche for a near fall. Ryback then applies a chin lock. Fernando fights up, but Ryback powers him back down. Fernando again begins to fight up. Ryback knees him in the midsection and goes for a suplex, but Fernando flips through and kicks him in the back of the head. Axel is tagged in, and he tries to knock Diego off the apron, but he misses.
Diego is tagged in, and he chops Axel’s chest a few times. Axel reverses a whip, but Diego takes him down with a pair of flipping elbows. Diego counters a back body drop in the corner, and he takes Axel down with a head-scissor takeover. Diego chops the chest, but has another whip reversed. Axel runs into an elbow, and Diego goes to the second rope. Diego hits the Picador before hitting a hammerlock DDT. Ryback breaks up the pinfall. Ryback charges Fernando, but he pulls the top rope down. El Torito goes for a top rope plancha on Ryback, but Ryback catches him. Ryback goes to throw him, but Diego baseball slides him. Fernando then hits him with a back elbow. In the ring, Axel hits Diego with twisting neckbreaker for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rybaxel
Match Rating: *
Tonight’s main event will see Daniel Bryan and the Usos take on Randy Orton, Batista, and Kane.
Rob Van Dam is walking backstage when Renee Young comes up to him. She welcomes him back to the WWE and asks how he feels. RVD says everyone is still hyped from WrestleMania. It’s a whole new day, and the entire face of the company has changed. The face of the company has a beard now. There’s also a face that everyone has been missing. Everything is cool when you’re RVD. He’ll be in action, next.
They show some more still photos from WrestleMania XXX.
Damien Sandow vs. Rob Van Dam
They lock up, and RVD applies a waistlock. Sandow quickly elbows out. RVD applies a side headlock, but Sandow whips him off. RVD comes right back with a roll up for a two count. RVD kicks him in the face and goes for his RVD taunt, but Sandow rolls him up for a one count. RVD reverses a whip to the corner and hits a wheel kick. RVD hits Rolling Thunder, and Sandow rolls out of the ring. RVD baseball slides him down and goes for a standing moonsault off the apron, but Sandow moves! Sandow drives him into the apron and barricade before putting him in the ring for a near fall. Sandow stomps and punches away at him before applying a chin lock. RVD fights up and elbows out, but Sandow quickly takes him down by the hair. Sandow then drops a knee before hitting the Cubito Aequet for a near fall. Sandow head-butts him a few times before backing away. Sandow then brings him out to the apron and clubs him in the chest. Sandow gets back into the ring and drags him to the center for a two count. Sandow applies a chin lock, but RVD fights up. Sandow stops him, but RVD kicks him in the head and rolls him up with his legs for a near fall.
RVD blocks a kick and hits a step-over wheel kick. RVD goes to the top rope, but Sandow cuts him off. Sandow goes for a superplex, but RVD fights him off. RVD then hits the Five Star Frog Splash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rob Van Dam
Match Rating: *
Coming up next, Hulk Hogan will be on the show.
WrestleMania XXXI will take place in Silicon Valley next year.
Hulk Hogan introduces WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan
Hulk Hogan, the host of WrestleMania XXX, makes his way to the ring to a nice reception from the Lafayette crowd. Hogan gets in the ring, and he takes a moment to soak in the cheers from the crowd before saying, “Well let me tell you something, brother!” Hogan says as the host of WrestleMania, he was first hand at the SUPERDOME when he witnessed one of the greatest WrestleMania moments of all time when Daniel Bryan won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan officially turned WrestleMania into “Yesslemania.” As he held the titles over his head, he had chills running through his body. Hogan says he is very proud to introduce the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring to a great reception, and a big “YES” chant breaks out. Hogan stands in the ring doing the “YES!” taunt. Bryan and Hogan shake hands in the ring. A big “YES” chant breaks out with Hogan leading the way. Bryan says, “Well let me tell you something, Hulkster, this has been by far the greatest week of my life.” Bryan says he is back here on Smackdown after five weeks, he’s getting married, and he just main evented WrestleMania XXX to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Another big “YES” chant breaks out. Now, he is in the ring with the Immortal Hulk Hogan. Bryan says everyone can understand because he’s like all of them. He’s an average guy from a small town. He’s sat in the same seats and watched the same television screens. The biggest superstar in the world was Hulk Hogan. A “Hogan” chant breaks out. Bryan tells Hogan to not deflect. Bryan listened to everything Hogan said. When Hogan told him to say his prayers, he prayed every night he could main event WrestleMania like Hulk Hogan. When Hogan told him to take his vitamins, he did everyday hoping to have 24-inch pythons like Hogan. Bryan didn’t quite make it, but he is still working on it.
Bryan says he has been a Hulkamaniac for as long as he can remember. This is just an incredibly special moment to him. There is one thing that can make this awesome week even better. If Hogan could indulge him, there is one thing he’s wanted to see live in the ring. Bryan asks for the production team to play Hogan’s music. Hogan then starts posing, and he invited Bryan to do it as well. Hogan and Bryan do stereo taunts as the segment ends.
Daniel Bryan will team up with the Usos later tonight to face Randy Orton, Batista, and Kane.
Bad News Barrett is seen walking backstage. He’ll be in action, next.
Another graphic honoring the memory of The Ultimate Warrior appears. Monday Night RAW will be dedicated to his memory.
Kofi Kingston vs. Bad News Barrett
The bell rings, and Barrett calls for a microphone. Barrett asks for some decorum before punching Kingston down to the mat. Barrett says he has some bad news, and he punches and kicks Kingston. Barrett punches him in the corner before sending him to the corner. Kingston springboards out of the corner with a dropkick, and he kicks away at Barrett. Kingston hits a cross-body block for a two count. Barrett throws him over the top rope, and Kingston skins the cat to come back in. Kingston ducks a Bull Hammer, and he hits a jumping clothesline. Kingston hits the Boom Drop and signals for the end. Barrett gets out of the ring before he can hit Trouble in Paradise. Kingston chases him at ringside and gets in the ring. Kingston blocks a kick and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Barrett hits the Bull Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Michael Cole and JBL talk about what an incredible week it has been for WWE. They then run a video to thank the WWE Universe for all they’ve done.
More still photos from WrestleMania XXX are shown.
Santino Marella w/ Emma vs. Fandango w/ Layla
Michael Cole talks about how Fandango dumped Summer Rae over Twitter. Layla will now be his new dance partner.
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. They lock up, and Santino hits a pair of arm drags before applying a side headlock. Fandango punches out and sends him into the ropes. Santino power walks, and Fandango chops him. Santino misses a chop, and Fandango chops him down. Fandango sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow for a two count. Santino comes back with some jabs, splits under a clothesline, and hits a hip toss. Santino takes the Cobra out, but Layla rips it away. She sounds like Lorena Bobbitt. Fandango then rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 1/4 *
They talk about AJ Lee losing the WWE Divas Championship to Paige from NXT. A video then plays that hypes up Paige and her title win over AJ Lee.
Daniel Bryan will team with the Usos to take on Randy Orton, Batista, and Kane.
A vignette for Adam Rose plays. He’ll be debuting soon.
Footage is shown of Daniel Bryan and The Shield fighting off The Authority on Monday Night RAW. On Main Event, Seth Rollins told Renee Young that The Shield is prepared for war. There is no greater injustice in the WWE than The Authority. They will own this war. You can believe that and The Shield.
Kane is seen talking to Batista and Randy Orton. He says it’s time for them to put their differences aside. Kane says they have two things in common: Daniel Bryan and The Shield. Orton says they also have The Usos in common. Kane asks for them to leave Bryan for him. They disagree over that. Kane says they’ll have to stick together. They all need each other, like it or not. They all answer to a higher Authority. Kane walks off. Batista tells Orton he doesn’t answer to anybody. Orton says he doesn’t either. He never has, and he never will.
The Usos make their way to the ring. Daniel Bryan soon follows. They’ll face Randy Orton, Batista, and Kane, next.
More still photos are shown from WrestleMania XXX.
The Usos and Daniel Bryan vs. Kane, Batista, and Randy Orton
Batista will start the match against Jey Uso. They lock up, and Batista powers him to the corner. Batista misses a right hand, and Jey punches and kicks away at him. Jey wrenches the arm and tags in Jimmy Uso. Jimmy chops the chest and has a whip reversed. Batista lowers his head and eats a kick. Jimmy hits the ropes, and Batista hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Randy Orton is tagged in, and he kicks away at Jimmy’s injured ribs. Orton talks a little trash to Bryan before ripping the bandage off Jimmy’s ribs.
We come back from the break to see Kane whip Jimmy into the corner and run into a boot. Jimmy jumps off the second rope and eats an uppercut for a near fall. Batista is tagged in, and he stomps Jimmy before shouldering him in the injured ribs. Batista pulls him over the apron and clubs the chest. Orton is tagged in, and Batista chokes Jimmy. Orton then hits a guillotine catapult for a near fall. Orton talks a little trash to Jimmy. Jimmy fights back, but Orton knees him in the midsection before giving him a front suplex on the top rope for a near fall. Orton then applies a bear hug. Jimmy elbows out of the hold, and Orton chops the chest. Orton then catches him with a dropkick. Kane is tagged in, and he sends Jimmy to the corner for a clothesline. Kane then hits a sidewalk slam for a near fall. Kane then applies a bear hug. Jimmy fights up and elbows out, but Kane pulls him down by the hair. Orton is tagged in, and he picks up a two count. Orton applies a body scissor and applies a chin lock for good measure. Jimmy somehow fights up, but Orton pushes him into the ropes and hits powerslam. Orton then knocks Jey off the apron. Orton then turns into a Samoan Drop. Kane is tagged in, and he grabs Jimmy’s ankle. Jimmy then hits an enzuigiri.
Bryan is tagged in, and he drops Kane with a missile dropkick. Bryan then dropkicks Bryan off the apron before hitting Kane with a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle. Bryan kicks the rope into Kane’s face and punches away at him. Kane reverses a whip to the corner, but Bryan backflips over him. Bryan ducks a clothesline, hits the ropes, and hits a flying elbow to the chest. Bryan gets the crowd going, and he begins to kick away at Kane’s chest. Kane ducks a roundhouse kick, and Bryan pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Bryan then takes him out with a suicide dive. Orton and Batista double-team Bryan on the outside, so the Usos take them out with stereo planchas. One of the Usos looks to have taken a bad spill. He missed Batista. A big brawl breaks out at ringside, and the referee calls for the bell.
Match Rating: **
Kane sends Bryan into the barricade as Batista sends one of the Usos into the steel steps. The Usos are put in the ring, and Orton hits one with an RKO. Batista gives the other a Batista Bomb. Kane begins to clear off the commentary table. Kane goes to Chokeslam Bryan through the table, but The Shield comes through the crowd to stop him. They attack Kane and get on the apron to target Orton and Batista. Orton and Batista quickly roll out of the ring as The Shield gets in. Kane tries to attack The Shield from behind with a chair, but Bryan takes him out with a Busaiku Knee Kick. A big “YES” chant breaks out. Bryan motions for The Shield to hurt Kane, and they give Kane a Triple Powerbomb. The Shield and Daniel Bryan stand tall in the ring as Orton and Batista look on from the top of the ramp.
Quick Match Results
Cesaro def. Big Show via DQ
Rybaxel def. Los Matadores
Rob Van Dam def. Damien Sandow
Bad News Barrett def. Kofi Kingston
Fandango def. Santino Marella
Daniel Bryan and The Usos DCO Kane, Batista, and Randy Orton
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