We start off this week’s show with a look back at what happened on Raw during the Seth Rollins celebration.
We are in Norfolk, Virginia and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
WWE Smackdown Results – May 21, 2015
Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.
Roman thanks everyone and he says it is good to see them too. He says he has some bad news. He tells everyone he did not win at Payback. He says he has some good news. He had a really good time at Payback. Any time you punch Seth Rollins in the mouth, that is a good time. The Shield hit a triple power bomb and blew the roof off the joint.
Roman says he got to go toe to toe with his bro, Dean Ambrose. The fact is, I can chase Seth every single week, and it will not be a fair fight. By next week, he will have another 50 tiny security guards with him. Roman says he is all about punching little security guys in the face. Roman says that he has a new plan. He is going to enter the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Roman says he will win and you can believe that.
Dean Ambrose’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Dean apologizes for interrupting but he heard Payback and his ears were burning so he looked for a bucket, but he made a wrong turn. Dean says he heard Roman talking about Money in the Bank. He mentions the steel and blood spattering. Dean says he won’t be reaching for that opportunity to become WWE Champion because he will already be WWE Champion.
Roman says it was pretty nifty to see Dean outsmart Seth for a title match. Roman tells Dean to think for once about an exit strategy.
Kane’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage.
Kane tells everyone he cannot believe what he is saying but he agrees with Roman. Dean’s exit strategy ended with the Pedigree. He might have gotten one over Seth, but you can ask Roman because the Authority always wins.
Roman asks Kane how he knows the Authority wins because he is on his back.
Kane says that Roman is not in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Kane says this is not a personal bias. It is based on fact. You lost at Wrestlemania. You lost at Payback. The only thing you have earned is your spot at the back of the line. The only way you will get another title opportunity is to prove it to him.
Dean says that this is what we always get, Justin Bieber’s groupie doing the Authority’s dirty work. He cannot imagine how brutal it must be for Kane. You used to be a Brother of Destruction and now you are the red headed stepchild of the Authority. When Hunter and Steph feed you your scraps, do you use a fork and knife or do you eat from a bowl like the lapdog you are.
Kane tells Dean never to mention his family in any way. It seems like Dean has a hard time listening. Maybe he will get the message this way. You get a rematch against the man who planted your face in the mat on Raw . . . Bray Wyatt.
Dean says that is exactly what he wanted to ask Kane. He has unfinished business with Bray and he will take care of it tonight.
Kane says he doesn’t have any plans for Roman. He tells Roman he should spend the rest of the evening reflecting on your failures. You need to turn inward and find ways to grow as a complete superstar, so enjoy your night off.
Roman says today is a rest day so he will turn it into a cheat day. He will go into the back and take some Chesapeake Bay crab cakes and some cheesecake. He will be watching Kane to make sure he is doing what is best for business.
We go to commercial.
We are back and The New Day as well as the Prime Time Players are at the announce table. Titus and Darren do the Millions of Dollars Dance with Jerry.
Match Number One: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro ( with Natalya) versus Fernando and Diego (with El Torito) versus Kalisto and Sin Cara versus Konnor and Viktor
Cara and Kidd start things off and they lock up. Kidd with a wrist lock but Cara with a reversal and he gets Kidd on his back with a Gory Special and he turns it into a near fall. Kidd with a sunset flip for a near fall. Kidd with an arm drag into an arm bar. Viktor tags in and kicks and punches Kidd. Kidd with a chop and forearms. Viktor with a knee to the midsection followed by a Canadian Lifter.
Fernando tags in and Kidd sets for the Sharpshooter but Torito gets on the apron and then Natalya pulls him off the apron but Torito with a sunset flip to Natalya. Fernando with a drop kick to the back and it sends Kidd into the ropes. Diego tags in and he hits a splash to the back. Konnor tags himself in.
Konnor with a gutwrench into a front dominator and we go to commercial.
We are back Konnor with a reverse chin lock on Kidd but Kidd with elbows. Konnor with a forearm and he knocks Cesaro off the apron. Kidd escapes and Cara tags in and he hits a springboard senton to Konnor. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Konnor with a kick and Irish whip but Cara gets his feet up and he hits a springboard arm drag. Cara with a handspring back elbow.
Cara goes for a quebrada but Konnor gets his knees up. Viktor tags in and he kicks Cara. Konnor tags back in and they hit a double hip toss into a slam. Konnor with kicks and he tags Viktor back in. Viktor with a kick and he gets a near fall. Viktor with a wrist clutch power bomb to Kalisto. Fernando tags in and he covers Kalisto but Viktor pulls him off.
Viktor tags himself in and he pushes Fernando. The Ascension and Matadores brawl in the ring and Konnor and Viktor tags care of the Matadores. Viktor and Cara are in the ring. Cara lands on his feet and Cesaro tags in and he hits an overhead belly to belly suplex. Cesaro with five Euroepan uppercuts on Irish whips and Cesaro with a spinebuster. Kidd tags in and they hit the drop kick out of the giant swing, but Diego makes the blind tag on Kidd.
Diego with the cover but Cesaro with a double stomp. Konnor with a boot to Cesaro. Fernando with a rana to Konnor. Kalisto tags in and hits a corkscrew splash followed by the head scissors driver for a near fall. Konnor throws Fernando out of the ring. Cesaro sends Konnor to the floor. Kidd with a tope con hilo onto Fernando. Cesaro clotheslines Konnor to the floor. Cara sends Kalisto into the air for an assisted drop kick on Cesaro.
Cara goes to the apron and up top for a corkscrew splash onto everyone on the floor. Diego with a rollup on Kalisto for a near fall. Diego catapults Kalisto into the corner but Kalisto lands on the turnbuckles and he hits a reverse rana for the three count.
Winners: Kalisto and Sin Cara
We take a look back at what happened on Monday night between Rusev and Dolph Ziggler and Lana.
We go to comments from Rusev that aired on WWE.com. Rusev yells in Bulgarian and he says he treated her with nothing but respect and she turned her back on him. Dolph Ziggler will be crushed. He will rip off Ziggler’s arm and eat his American heart.
Renee Young is with Dolph Ziggler in the interview area and he says it was a heck of a week. He tried to get some revenge on the bully Sheamus, but he gets busted up. On Monday, after being announced as part of the Elimination Chamber, a Russian woman comes out and kisses her. Then her angry ex-boyfriend comes out and goes after him.
This is the first time he has been in a ten ton structure with said ex-boyfriend. Tonight, he faces another opponent from the Elimination Chamber . . . King Barrett.
Lana stops by to wish Dolph luck and she says she will be watching.
Dolph asks Renee to leave and he tells Lana that he knows she is doing this to make Rusev jealous. He knows the game and he is fine at it. Dolph says he is not a bad kisser either.
Match Number Two: Wade Barrett versus Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Ziggler with a front face lock and he gets a near fall. Ziggler goes for the leg and then he applies a waist lock but Barrett with a side head lock take down. Barrett backs Ziggler into the corner and he connects with an elbow to the head. Barrett with punches to the head and head butts. Ziggler with a jawbreaker.
Ziggler with an elbow to Barrett and then Barrett charges into the corner but misses and hits the ring post shoulder first. Ziggler with a drop kick and Stinger Splash followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler with the leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with an Irish whip but he runs into boots from Barrett. Barrett with a tornado suplex for a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with punches and he stomps on the foot and follows with a chop and drop kick. Ziggler misses a Stinger Splash and Barrett hits Wasteland for a near fall. Barrett argues with the referee while Ziggler falls on the floor. We see footage of Barrett gaining control of the match during the commercial. Barrett sends Ziggler back first into the apron.
Barrett sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier in front of Yeatonville. Barrett slams Ziggler’s head into the announce table and then he rolls Ziggler back into the ring. Ziggler with a rollup for a near fall. Barrett with a back heel kick and a super kick for a near fall. Barrett sets for the BullHammer but Ziggler with a super kick to the arm. Barrett sends Ziggler into the air and he sets for another BullHammer but Ziggler moves and Ziggler with a Zig Zag for the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, we see Lana on the stage and she applauds Dolph’s performance.
We take a look at what happened on Raw between Nikki Bella and Naomi and the return of Paige.
Paige walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Paige makes her way to the ring.
She says it is so good to be back. Last time she saw everyone, she was in her home town in England in front of her friends and family in a Divas Battle Royal to get a Divas Title Match. She says that was one of the greatest moments of her career, but her triumph was short lived.
We see the footage of Naomi’s attack on Paige.
Paige says that was when Naomi finally became relevant. She tells “Pumpkin” you’re welcome. She says she admires Naomi because she took what she wanted. On the way, she found a boyfriend in Tamina. Paige asks Tamina if she is competing in the wrong division.
Paige turns her attention back to Naomi. She says she is fully recovered and while she admires that she took what she wanted, she took what is hers. She took her title shot and this is her house.
Naomi and Tamina Snuka make their way to the ring.
Naomi tells Paige she must have hit her harder than she thought. Paige does not understand where she is in the pecking order. With her natural ability, charm, and athleticism, Naomi says she deserves to be the top diva. Not someone who made her career by screaming. Paige does not know what it is like to struggle and give your all and be overlooked and unappreciated by the same people you are trying to impress.
On day one, you received a title shot and you didn’t earn it or deserve it. You have not been here as long as Naomi has. You cannot wait for opportunity and chances. You have to take them and that is what she is doing right now. You had an opportunity but someone more deserving took it from you. Naomi says she took Paige out of the equation.
Paige says she has done more than either of you in your dinosaur dancing careers. It is more than about athleticism. You need a personality and you don’t have it. You do not lack excuses. Paige tells Naomi to shut up, get over herself and get over it.
Naomi says she is going to run over Paige or any other Diva who gets in her way. Naomi says that her and Tamina are going to clean house.
Paige punches Naomi when she gets in the ring. Tamina with a knee to Paige and then Naomi and Tamina attack Paige.
Nikki Bella’s music plays and Naomi and Tamina get out of the ring. Nikki gets her hands on Tamina and Naomi. Paige sets for RamPaige on Naomi but Nikki with a forearm to Paige and then hits Shock Treatment on Paige.
Bray Wyatt appears in the back and he says people used to treat lunatics as if they were evil. Some would claim that they were possessed by bad demons. Nowadays these claims are looked down upon as outrageous. They were right. Demons are all around us. Demons exist in us all. Bray says that he will prove Dean Ambrose has inner demons and they march to his command.
Bray tells Dean he is in his way. He tells Dean to run.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: R Truth versus Stardust
Stardust with a kick and forearms to the back. Truth with a hip toss to Stardust followed by a punch. Stardust goes to the apron and he drops Truth on the top rope. Stardust with a springboard drop kick for a near fall. Stardust kicks Truth and the referee warns Stardust. Stardust with a knee to the back and he tries for a straitjacket choke.
Stardust pulls Truth to the mat by the hair and then he stomps on Truth. Stardust with a short arm clothesline and he punches Truth. Stardust returns to the straitjacket choke. Truth with elbows and punches followed by a gourdbuster attempt but Stardust gets to his feet and he hits Beautiful Disaster for a near fall.
Stardust hits Dark Matter but Truth kicks out. Stardust takes off his glove and he throws it down. Stardust punches Truth and then Truth kicks Stardust when he goes after his glove. Truth hits What’s Up for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
Renee Young is in the interview area with Ryback. She asks Ryback about what is going through is mind as he prepares for the Elimination Chamber. Ryback says he has never been in the Elimination Chamber and he says he would be lying if he said he was not intimidated. He says he is chomping at the bit to step inside. The stark lion in a cage with five scared antelopes. Ryback asks Renee what she would think about that. Renee says that she is trying to become a vegan so she does not want to answer that.
Ryback says the Big Guy is hungry and anyone and anything that get between him and the Intercontinental Title, he will devour them. Ryback says ‘Feed Me More’ and walks away.
He comes back and he tells Renee that he has some vegan recipes for Renee because the Big Guy is quite a cook.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look at what Kevin Owens did on Raw with John Cena. We also see highlights from NXT Takeover Unstoppable when Samoa Joe made his NXT debut.
Match Number Four: Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel versus Adam Rose and Heath Slater
Slater and Sandow start things off and Sandow jabs at air. They lock up and Sandow with a clean break. Slater pushes Sandow and then he applies a side head lock. Sandow with a back elbow and he sends Slater into the turnbuckles. Sandow with jabs to Slater and he connects with jabs to Rose and he slingshots to the floor and drops Rose on the top rope.
Slater with a leg lariat for a near fall and then he kicks Sandow in the back. Slater punches Sandow and Rose tags in. They hit a double suplex and Rose gets a near fall. Rose with a fist drop to Sandow for a near fall. Slater tags back in and he kicks Sandow in the midsection. Slater chokes Sandow in the ropes. Rose tags back in and he kicks Sandow in the ribs.
Rose gets a near fall. Rose with a sleeper on Sandow. Sandow with a belly-to-back suplex and Slater tags back in and so does Axel. Axel with clotheslines and he rips the shirt. Axel with the finger point of YOU and then he punches Slater. Axel with the big boot and then he sends Rose to Sandow who back drops Rose over the top rope to the floor. Axel with the Leg Drop of Perfection for the three count.
Winners: Damien Sandow and Curtis Axel
Renee Young is in the interview area with Bo Dallas. Renee asks Bo about the impact he made against Neville on Raw. We take a look at what happened on Raw.
Bo says that when he was a little kid, there was a bird that landed on his window sill every morning. That bird flew too high one day and hit a power line and hurt its wing. That bird could not fly any more. Bo fed that bird and nursed that bird back to health. That bird overcame adversity and flew away.
Neville has a broken wing and he is trying to make Neville stronger. One day, Neville can overcome adversity and fly away. All he has to do is BOLIEVE.
Match Number Five: Dean Ambrose versus Bray Wyatt
They lock up and Ambrose with a side head lock. Wyatt with a shoulder tackle but Dean with a drop toe hold and he applies a step over toe hold and falls back to the mat to work on the leg. Dean with a dragon screw leg whip and then he puts Bray’s leg in the ropes and he punches Bray and kicks him in the leg. Bray with a shoulder to Dean as he charges at him.
Ambrose with a knee to the midsection followed by a flying forearm that sends Bray to the floor. Dean with a suicide dive onto Wyatt. Dean goes back into the ring to stop the count. Dean misses a charge at Bray and Bray sends Dean into the ring steps as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bray with a rear chin lock and he has his knee in Dean’s back. Dean gets to his feet but Bray with a knee and slam. Bray with a back senton attempt but Dean rolls out of the way. Dean punches Bray and head butts him. Dean goes for a cross body but Bray blocks it. Bray sends Dean into the ropes.
Bray goes to the floor and he sends Dean’s head into the apron. Bray sets for a suplex from the ropes to the floor but Dean counters with a tornado DDT onto the floor and both men are down. Dean sends Bray back into the ring and Dean returns as well. Dean with a running forearm into the corner but Bray sends Dean into the turnbuckles to counter the bulldog. Dean with a clothesline and then he alternates punches and chops.
Dean with a drop kick and Wyatt hangs from the ropes. Dean sets for a leg drop from the turnbuckles but Wyatt goes to the floor. Dean sets for a suicide dive but Bray catches him and tries for Sister Abigail. Dean with elbows and then he rolls on the apron for a clothesline.
Dean sends Bray back into the ring and Dean goes up top for the elbow but Bray catches him and tries for a uranage. Dean escapes and tries for the double underhook DDT but Bray with a uranage and he gets a near fall. Bray with punches and a head butt. Dean with a drop kick to the legs and he goes up top but Joey Mercury distracts the referee and Jamie Noble tries to stop Dean on the turnbuckles.
Dean with a rollup for a near fall. Dean rebounds off the ropes and both men with clotheslines and both are down.
Seth Rollins’ music plays and then Roman Reigns’ music plays. They both make their way to the ring and Reigns punches Noble and then Reigns with a Superman Punch off the steps to Mercury. Noble gets in the ring and Dean punches him. Bray sends Dean to the ropes but Bray is in the ropes and Reigns with a Superman punch followed by the double underhook DDT from Ambrose for the three count.
Winner: Dean Ambrose
We go to credits.