November 14, 2014
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The Highlight Reel Segment:
Chris Jericho makes his way down to the ring to kick off Smackdown and the Highlight Reel. Jericho does his usual Jericho catchphrases. He asked who was Adam Rose’s bunny? Jericho thinks it’s Funaki. He brings out Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. They make their way down to the ring and he wants to know why are they on the show? Stephanie asked how long it has been since Jericho’s been in Liverpool. She said that she likes to have fun with the fans and says that they would not have a show without them. She said that the WWE needs Superstars and Divas that the fans can believe in. She gets a cheap YES chant going with the crowd. She said that Daniel Bryan might be gone, but the fans still chant for him. She asked where the WWE would be without a McMahon in charge. Jericho said that he could run the WWE and he likes what John Cena stands for.
He said that the WWE Universe could run the WWE by saying YES or No. Jericho asked the fans if they would like to see HHH cleaning the toilets in the arena or Stephanie being thrown in a pool of pudding by Vickie Guerrero again. This leads to a video recap of that actually happening. Triple H cuts him off and gets upset. Triple H said that he does not Jericho’s acceptance from anyone. The wolf does not ask to be embraced by the sheep. He said that once they win at Survivor Series then they will be the ones laughing. Triple H adds that Jericho needs to keep that in mind. He said that the next time Jericho calls to return, they might have erased his existence from the WWE. Jericho said that he is going to sing the Nanananana hey hey, goodbye song after the Authority loses at Survivor Series.
First Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Sin Cara
They lock up, Wyatt with an uppercut. Wyatt misses a clothesline and Cara takes him out with a springboard crossbody. Cara goes to the apron and nailed a kick to Wyatt’s face. Cara up to the top rope, but misses a dive and Wyatt takes him out with a clothesline. Wyatt nailed a splash in the corner and follows it up with a suplex. Wyatt laughs in the ring, he finishes it off with Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt Promo:
After the match, Wyatt cuts a promo about how Dean Ambrose is screaming for help. Wyatt said when he was a child, he would pray that his daddy would come home, but he did not and it was all darkness. Wyatt said that all he has to do is to embrace him. This leads to Dean Ambrose making his way down to the ring, but Wyatt rolls out of the ring before Ambrose can get to him. Wyatt continues to talk on the mic by saying that all he has to do is push Dean Ambrose’s buttons to see him. Wyatt walks into the ring, but walks right into a right hand. Wyatt walks to the back as he said that he is the key to the light.
We get a Xavier Woods “A New Day is Coming” vignette.
Second Match: Goldust & Stardust vs. Adam Rose & The Bunny
Stardust and Goldust double team Adam Rose in the early going. The fans get behind Rose as he fights out a of a headlock held by Gold. Rose with a big boot and then tags in The Bunny who cleans house on Stardust. He goes to the top rope and Stardust put the knees up to block the dive. Stardust nailed his finisher for the win. Rose looks disgusted with The Bunny. Rose nailed the Party Foul to the The Bunny.
Winner: Goldust & Stardust
Dolph Ziggler Interview:
Dolph Ziggler cuts a backstage promo about the Authority is throwing everything at him. He has taken curb stomps, steel cage matches and now he is defending his IC title tonight. He said that the clock is ticking and for the next ten days he has to survive.
The Ryback hype video package is shown. Ryback cuts a promo backstage about his match with Kane tonight and how it is almost feeding time.
Third Match: Triple Threat Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Tyson Kidd w/Natalya vs. Cesaro
Cesaro nailed a big boot to Ziggler and belly to belly suplex on Kidd. Cesaro runs into a big boot by Kidd. Ziggler nailed a drop kick to Cesaro. Kidd with a quick roll up to Ziggler, Cesaro breaks it up and all three men nailed a series of quick pin attempts. All only get a count of two. Ziggler with a drop kick to Cesaro. Dolph with a elbow drop to Kidd. We head to break. Back from break, Kidd and Dolph go for a double team suplex, but that gets blocked and Cesaro nailed one of his own to both men. Cesaro goes for a powerbomb and nailed it. Kidd with a springboard elbow drop on Ziggler. Cesaro nailed a power slam to Kidd and Cesaro covers Ziggler for two count. Cesaro misses a spear and eats the turnbuckle. Dolph with the fameasser on Kidd for two count. Cesaro puts Ziggler on the top turnbuckle, but Ziggler fights him off with right hands. Kidd nailed a drop kick to Cesaro and a baseball slide to Ziggler. Cesaro with a belly to belly suplex to Kidd.
Cesaro with a big time uppercut to Kidd and covers him for two count. Ziggler off the top rope with a crossbody onto Cesaro for two count. Dolph with a splash to Cesaro and then Kidd in each corner. Ziggler with a neck breaker to Kidd and a DDT to Cesaro for a near fall. Kidd cuts him off with a neck breaker for two count. Kidd heads to the top rope, but Cesaro cuts him off with an uppercut. Cesaro climbs the middle rope, but Kidd fights him off. Ziggler up there as well. Kidd with a sunset flip into a powerbomb and Ziggler gets suplexed off the top rope as well. Kidd locked in a sharpshooter on Cesaro, but Cesaro powers out and sends Kidd to the floor. Ziggler goes for the DDt, but Cesaro blocked and hit a uppercut. Kidd with a springboard move, but caught and Cesaro hit a backbreaker for two count.
We’re back from break with Cesaro hitting a elbow drop to Ziggler and Kidd hitting a neck breaker off the top rope onto Cesaro. Kidd goes for the sharpshooter on Ziggler, but Cesaro makes his way over and locked in a crossface. Kidd breaks it up and goes for the sharpshooter on Cesaro, but Cesaro blocked it and connects with the Giant Swing. Ziggler hit a big time DDT to Cesaro for a near fall. This is awesome chant breaks out. Ziggler goes for the fameasser, but blocked and Cesaro hit a German suplex for two count. Cesaro knocked Kidd off the apron. Cesaro misses a clothesline and Ziggler nailed the Zig Zag to Cesaro. Kidd threw Ziggler out of the ring and covered Cesaro for the elimination. Kidd sends Ziggler into the ring steps and then the barricade. Back in the ring, Ziggler goes for a quick pin attempt, but only gets a two count. Kidd nailed a swinging neck breaker, but only gets two. Kidd goes for the sharpshooter and locked it in. However, Ziggler rolls through it to break it and nailed the Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler
Fourth Match: Natalya vs. Layla w/Summer Rae
Layla works the arm of Natalya early on, but Natalya fights back and goes for the sharpshooter, but Layla grabbed the ropes. Layla with a chop to the chest of Layla. This leads to Layla sending Natalya to the floor. Natalya makes it into the ring just in time to beat the count of ten. Natalya fights back, she drops Layla down and locked in the sharpshooter for the win.
We get a Kofi Kingston “A New Day is Coming” vignette.
Dean Ambrose is in the back looking for Bray Wyatt. However, Bray finds him first and connected with Sister Abigail to Ambrose on the concrete.
Fifth Match: Kane w/Stephanie McMahon & Triple H vs. Ryback
They lock up as Triple H and Stephanie watch on from ringside. Kane beats down the big guy until Ryback fights back with his own. Ryback with a powerslam and then clotheslines Kane to the floor. We’re back from break with Ryback in control. Ryback goes for the meathook clothesline, but instead eats a big boot by Kane for two count. Kane sends Ryback hard into the barricade. Kane with a big boot. Kane locked in a headlock, but Ryback fights out with a back suplex. Ryback goes for a splash, but instead Kane puts the knees up. Kane with a drop kick for two count.
Ryback fights out of a headlock, and goes for a powerbomb, that is blocked. Kane goes for a chokeslam, but blocked and Ryback nailed a power slam instead. Ryback goes for the meat hook clothesline and nailed it. He goes for the shell shock, but blocked and Ryback clotheslines Kane to the floor. Kane drags him out to ringside and drives him into the ring post. Kane nailed Ryback in the gut with a steel chair for the DQ. After the match, Kane continues to hit Ryback with the steel chair until Ryback fights back and landed several chair shots to the back of Kane. Ryback and Triple H stare off to end.
Winner: Ryback by DQ
Josh’s Grade for WWE SmackDown: 9/10
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