We begin with the video package recapping SummerSlam.
WWE SmackDown Results: August 22, 2014:
We are in Phoenix, Arizona and your announcers are John ‘I can see the Grand Canyon from here’ Layfield, Michael ‘I can see Sun Devil Stadium from here’ Cole, and Tom ‘Add another show to the resume’ Phillips.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Randy says that just because you have won the battle, it does not mean that you won the war. One match does not define him. One match does not define Roman Reigns. He has been called the Legend Killer, the Apex Predator, and the Viper. One thing he has never been called is a loser. All this has done is make him more focused. When he gets more focused, this things happen.
We see footage of Randy Orton RKOing Roman Reigns through a table last month on Raw.
Orton says that is the Legend Killer, the Viper, and the Apex Predator. Roman Reigns will get what he deserves and what is coming to him. Maybe tonight. First things first. He has a match with Rob Van Dam. He tells Rob that he is sorry that Rob is nothing more than collateral damage. It will be a warning to everyone in the back and the WWE Universe. If you stand in his way, he will put you away. Randy says that he is third generation, a twelve time champion, and the greatest superstar in this industry.
Randy says that he deserves your respect. Now that he has his focus back, he will take it from you.
We take a look at footage from the Falls Count Anywhere Match from Raw between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
We see Jack Swagger’s comments from Raw when he talked about failing an entire nation, but saying he would rebound because of ‘We The People’.
Match Number One: Seth Rollins versus Jack Swagger
They lock up and Swagger with a waist lock take down and Rollins gets to his feet but Swagger takes him to the mat again. Swagger with a double leg take down and Rollins kicks Swagger away and gets to the floor.
Rollins gets back into the ring and he tries to kick Swagger but Jack blocks it and he backs Rollins into the corner. Rollins with punches but Swagger pushes Rollins away. Rollins with a drop kick to the ribs followed by knee drops to the ribs. Rollins with a body scissors. Swagger gets to his feet with Rollins on his back and Swagger gets out of the hold.
Rollins with a kick and knee to the midsection. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner and Rollins goes to the turnbuckles. Rollins comes off the turnbuckles but Swagger catches Rollins and hits a belly-to-belly slam and he gets a near fall. Swagger goes for a shoulder but he misses and gets caught in the ropes. Rollins with a kick and Swagger goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins returns to the body scissors but Swagger with a wheelbarrow suplex to get out of the hold. Rollins misses a splash in the corner and Swagger with a clothesline followed by a knee. Swagger with an Irish whip and Rollins does the Michaels flip and Swagger follows with a back body drop. Swagger with a double jump Swagger Bomb but Swagger aggravates his injured ribs and cannot take advantage so Rollins is able to kick out.
Swagger hip tosses Rollins back into the ring but Rollins with a back heel kick. Swagger sends Rollins to the apron but Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins goes for a springboard move but Swagger sees it coming and he tries for the ankle lock. Rollins rolls through and he misses Black Out. Swagger and Rollins both go over the top rope to the floor. Swagger is still down outside while Rollins returns to the ring.
Rollins goes for a baseball slide but Swagger applies the ankle lock and he pulls Rollins to the floor. Swagger misses a clothesline and his arm hits the ring post. Rollins sends Swagger over the ringside barrier and into the crowd. Rollins returns to the ring and the referee continues his count.
Swagger returns to the ring at nine but Rollins with Black Out and Swagger falls to the floor. The referee makes his count again and he gets to ten.
Winner: Seth Rollins (by count out)
After the match, Bo Dallas’ music plays and he comes to the ring. Bo walks past Swagger who is still face down on the floor after losing by count out.
Bo tells Jack after letting down 318,000,000 Americans by losing to Rusev at SummerSlam, you have gone from being an American Hero to being . . . an American Zero. In true patriotic fashion, Bo says that he is willing to pick up the pieces of Jack’s failure and become the New American Sweetheart.
Bo says that he knows that things seem bleak now, but there is nothing to fear but fear itself. All we have to do is look at fear right in its face and say . . . I BOLIEVE!!!
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened between the Bellas over the last week.
Miz is on the phone and he is ordering a drink. Miz tells Kane that unless it is about his sequel for the Intercontinental Championship, Kane should talk to his manager.
Kane says that he did not call Miz in to talk about his rematch. Since Miz is so into sequels, he has one now. It is against the man who messed up the ‘Moneymaker’ last week, Roman Reigns.
Match Number Two: Rusev (with Lana) versus Sin Cara
Cara looks like he is going to focus on the injured ankle but Rusev avoids him. Rusev backs Cara into the corner and Rusev with punches and kicks. Rusev with a head butt and he says something to Cara but Cara stomps on the foot and he kicks Rusev. Cara goes for a drop kick but Rusev is able to move out of the way. Cara with a kick and then Rusev with an Irish whip. Cara gets sent to the apron and hits an enzuigiri.
Cara with a missile drop kick and he runs into the corner and Rusev sends him to the mat. Rusev with a leaping thrust kick and Cara is down. Lana tells Rusev to ‘CRUSH’. Rusev with the foot to the back followed by the Accolade and Cara taps out.
After the match, Rusev takes his time releasing the hold.
Lana says that this is what happens when you disrespect Russia.
Mark Henry appears on the TitanTron. He says that they didn’t get the message on Monday . . . so this happens now.
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring but Rusev gets to the floor and he starts to limp as he heads to the back.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Rob Van Dam. Renee asks Rob about his match with Randy Orton. Rob says he feels great and that Randy needs to chill out. There is no shame to lose to Roman Reigns. Randy is obsessed asking for respect. Randy should be worried about his match with the ‘Whole Damn Show’ . . . R . . . V . . .
Randy Orton attacks Van Dam from behind and he tells Renee that when Rob wakes up, he will be at ringside waiting for him.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Rob Van Dam
Van Dam runs to the ring and Orton goes to the floor.
Orton has a kick blocked and Van Dam with punches but Orton sends Van Dam into the ropes and he kicks Rob. Orton with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner and Van Dam with a back kick and a springboard thrust kick and a drop kick. Van Dam clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor.
Van Dam with a flip dive onto Orton and both men are down. Van Dam puts Orton on the ringside barrier and then he punches Orton. Van Dam does the thumbs before the corkscrew leg drop and Orton moves out of the way and Van Dam hits the ringside barrier.
Orton sends Van Dam into the ringside barrier and then he sends Van Dam into the ringside barrier again. Orton slams Van Dam’s head into the German announce table and then into the ring steps. Orton sends Van Dam into the ring steps one more time. Orton slams Van Dam’s head into the announce table and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match, Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the announce table. Orton looks at Van Dam on the announce table and Van Dam rolls off the table and Orton with a clothesline. He tells the camera man to move. Orton picks up Van Dam and he sends Van Dam over the ringside barrier and Orton hits the IEDDT off the ringside barrier.
Orton brings Van Dam into the ring and then Orton grabs a steel chair. Orton brings the chair into the ring and he sits down in front of an almost motionless Van Dam. Orton mocks Van Dam by doing the thumbs. Orton moves the chair and then he hits an RKO on the chair.
The medical staff checks on Van Dam and Orton leaves the ring. Orton tells the announcers to tell Roman that he will see him later.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Orton’s attack on Rob Van Dam during and after their match.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Roman Reigns. Renee asks Roman about his match with Miz and Randy Orton’s post match comments. Roman says that he wishes that Orton comes after him. He knows what Randy and The Authority is capable of. After seeing what Kane and Seth Rollins did to his boy Dean Ambrose, they will be coming for revenge.
After seeing what Randy did to Rob Van Dam so the Authority thinks they have everything under control. Randy said that he would methodically decimate him going into SummerSlam. He must have methodically decimated him until Roman speared his ass and beat him. If the Legend Killer wants to finish what happened at SummerSlam, he is okay with that. Someone has to kill the legend of Randy Orton and that person is him.
Match Number Four: Natalya versus Paige in a Non Title Match
Paige with a forearm and kick to Natalya followed by punches. Paige with boots in the corner and Paige screams. Natalya with a slap followed by knees. Natalya with a butterfly suplex and Paige goes to the floor. Natalya with a baseball slide and she sends Paige back into the ring. Paige rolls to the floor and she hits a thrust kick and she screams again.
Paige pulls Natalya shoulder first into the ring post and Paige returns to the ring. Natalya rolls back into the ring and Paige crawls over to Natalya and head buts her. Paige gets a near fall and then she head butts Natalya a few more times.
Paige with a forearm to the back and then she puts Natalya in the ropes and Paige with knees to the midsection. Paige skips around Natalya and applies a body scissors. Natalya rolls over and AJ’s music plays and she skips to the ring and AJ takes the title belt.
Natalya tries for a slam but Paige counters with a lateral press for a near fall. Paige sees that AJ took her belt and Natalya gets a near fall with a rollup. Paige with a knee and then she goes after AJ. AJ puts the belt on the stage and then Paige picks up the belt and then AJ reminds Paige of the count. Paige gets back to the ring in time and Natalya with a double leg take down and she applies the Sharpshooter.
AJ goes to ringside while Paige taps out.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Usos have comments in the Goldman Box. Jey says that they won’t get by them the next time. Jimmy asks if their face paint is better. Jimmy says that it won’t happen again.
Match Number Five: Goldust and Stardust versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Stardust and Harper start things off. Stardust with punches but Harper with a double thrust to the throat. Stardust avoids a belly-to-back suplex and lands on his feet. Harper runs Stardust into the turnbuckles. Harper with an uppercut followed by a European uppercut. Harper with an Irish whip and Stardust floats over and hits a drop down kick to the head. Stardust with a punch but Harper with an elbow.
Rowan tags in and he kicks Stardust. Rowan with a head butt. Goldust tags in but Rowan does not see it. Rowan tries to slam Stardust but Stardust gets away and Goldust with a bulldog. Goldust with punches and uppercuts. Rowan misses a punch in the corner and Goldust with more punches. Rowan with punches in the corner and he sends Goldust to the mat.
Rowan with a claw and head butt to the chest. Goldust with a punch but Rowan with a knee. Goldust with punches and then he climbs the turnbuckles and punches Rowan. Rowan with a forearm in the corner and he returns to the claw. Goldust with a drop down uppercut but Rowan with a POUNCE that sends Goldust to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Harper is in and he hits a drop kick to Goldust. Rowan tags in and he connects with a knee to the back. Rowan with an emphatic slam to Goldust followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Rowan with a side head lock and he runs Goldust into the turnbuckles. Rowan with a boot to Goldust and he runs his boot across Goldust’s face.
Goldust with punches but Rowan with an elbow and he puts Goldust on the turnbuckles and Harper tags in and he connects with forearms across the chest and then he rakes the eyes. Harper with a Gator Roll to Goldust and then he applies a side head lock. Goldust with punches but Harper with a European uppercut and Irish whip. Goldust with a kick and head scissors take down.
Harper with a super kick and then he hits a sit out power bomb but Stardust breaks up the cover. Stardust moves and Rowan goes over the top rope to the floor. Stardust with a head butt to Harper but Harper kicks Stardust to the floor. Goldust with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Stardust and Goldust
After the match, Harper attacks Goldust and kicks him to the floor. Rowan runs Goldust into the ring post. Harper sends Stardust into the ringside barrier and then into Yeatonville. Harper grabs a chair and throws it at Stardust. Rowan and Harper return to the ring and Harper sends Rowan into the corner for a splash and Harper with a lariat to Goldust. Rowan with a splash to Goldust.
We go to Triple H’s announcement that John Cena will face Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions for the WWE World Championship.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the ceremony when Brock Lesnar got his new title belt and Paul Heyman gave us one of the best t-shirt ideas.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Roman Reigns versus The Miz
The bell rings and Randy Orton makes his way down the ramp towards the ring.
Reigns pushes Miz away and teases a punch but Miz covers up. Reigns with a punch to the midsection followed by a clothesline in the corner. Reigns climbs the turnbuckles to punch Miz but Miz goes to the floor. Reigns with a clothesline on the floor and Reigns sees Orton get closer. Reigns sends Miz back into the ring. Miz with punches while Orton distracts Reigns.
Miz with knees to Reigns but Reigns gets Miz on his shoulders and he hits a Samoan drop. Orton teases crawling into the ring as if he was a viper. Miz hits Reigns from behind and Miz with a boot to the face and punches. Miz with a boot to the head and then Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Reigns with an elbow and spear for the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns waves Orton into the ring and Orton gets on the apron and he enters the ring and he gets in the first shot. Orton and Reigns exchange punches and they go around the ring. Orton with a European uppercut and a clothesline that sends Reigns over the top rope to the floor. Reigns avoids being sent into the steps and Reigns sends Orton into the steps. Orton sends Reigns into the ringside barrier but Reigns with an uppercut. Reigns sends Orton into the announce table. Orton grabs a chair and he hits Reigns in the midsection with it, followed by a shot to the back.
Orton rolls Reigns into the ring and he sets up the chair in the center of the ring. Reigns with an uppercut and he hits Orton in the midsection and back with the chair. Reigns sets for the Superman Punch and he connects, sending Orton to the floor.
We go to credits.