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WWE SmackDown Results: Seth Rollins Strikes

WWE SmackDown
October 17, 2014
BJCC Arena
Birmingham, Alabama

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First In-Ring Segment: 

Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and he has his Money in the Bank briefcase with him.Seth is told that he sold out before he gets a chance to talk and Seth joins in on the chant. He wants everyone else to keep it coming. He says you are damn right he sold out. When you are young and naïve, lofty principles, integrity and honor mean the world to you. Honor doesn’t pay the bills. If any of you cowards had any guts, you would realize you would sell out your mother, father, dog, or grandparents. Seth says that you would sell out your brothers, your best friends, and anyone and anything to be anything like him.

The major fault in that logic is that you will never be like him. You will never look like him. You will never talk like him. You will never be as successful as he has become. That is because you will never realize what he has come to understand. Selling out is the best thing that you can do in your life.Seth says that he is better than he has ever been. He is Mr. Money in the Bank. He is the future of the WWE. That brings him to his Hell in a Cell match with Dean Ambrose. He is only going to say this once so he will be very clear. Dean Ambrose, you do not belong at Hell in a Cell. You belong in a straitjacket. You may walk into Hell in a Cell, but Seth guarantees that Dean will be carried out. Mark his words, when he is finished with Dean Ambrose, all of your hopes and dreams will be left in a pile of rubble in that cell. You will be nothing more than a hot, sweaty, smelly mess. Seth says that he sold out. He sold Dean Ambrose out, but at Hell in a Cell, he is going to put Dean out.Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring for his match against Rollins. We see footage of Orton’s victory over the Intercontinental Champion followed by Seth’s Black Out to Ziggler.

Dolph tells Seth that the sound you hear is the sound you hear when people want to see something. You wouldn’t know anything about that because Dean Ambrose isn’t out here. When you sell out, you get the money and the fame. There is one thing way more important that you cannot get and that is priceless. You get self respect. Seth asks if anyone really cares about respect. Did respect do anything for you when I curb stomped your face into oblivion on Monday night? Respect won’t save you tonight and neither will showing off for the people. Ziggler with a drop kick and the referee has to hold Ziggler back before he can get everything out of the ring and get this match started.

First Match: Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler 

Ziggler with a back body drop and clothesline that sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Rollins shows some frustration as we go to commercial. We are back and Rollins is back in control. Rollins punches Ziggler while the referee warns him. Rollins with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock and then he applies a modified Cobra Clutch. Ziggler with punches to get out of the hold and an arm drag. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a boot to the midsection and then he stomps on the hand. Rollins stands on the other arm and he stomps on the wrist. Rollins pulls at Ziggler’s face and the referee warns him. Rollins with knees to the midsection and then he slaps the back of Ziggler’s head while Ziggler is choked in the ropes. Ziggler sends Rollins to the floor and Rollins holds his knee and he limps around the ringside area.

Ziggler sends Rollins into the announce table and then into the apron. Ziggler thinks about using the ring post but Rollins pulls Ziggler into the ring post instead. Rollins sends Ziggler back into the ring and Rollins goes up top but Ziggler recovers and hits a super X Factor for a near fall. We are back and Rollins misses a splash into the corner and he hits the top turnbuckle. Both men are down. Both men get back to their feet and Ziggler with a flying clothesline and splash into the corner followed by punches and a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Rollins goes to the apron and Rollins drops Ziggler on the top rope. Rollins goes up top and Ziggler leaps up to stop him but Rollins with elbows to Ziggler and Rollins tries for a sunset flip power bomb but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. Ziggler counters into a hesitation DDT and Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler misses the Zig Zag when Rollins holds on to the ropes. Rollins misses the Black Out when Ziggler moves. Ziggler tries for the Fameasser but Rollins tries to counter it into a power bomb. Ziggler counters that with a sunset flip for a near fall. Rollins picks up Ziggler and hits the Buckle Bomb followed by Curb Stomp for the three count.

After the match, Dean Ambrose comes to the ring and he has his contract from Monday night with him. Rollins leaves the ring and Dean asks Seth why is he running. Dean says that he is here to chat. He finally got what he has been foaming for. He has Seth Rollins trapped inside Hell in a Cell, the most demonic structure in the WWE. He will make the most of it. He will turn Seth inside out. He will rip Seth’s face clean off. He will take his left boot and jam it down Seth’s throat. He will take his right boot, his lucky boot, and he will stick that where the sun don’t shine. After that, what he is going to do next, he cannot even say it on this show. Kane’s music plays and he appears on the stage. He tells Dean that it is true that they will be competing at Hell in a Cell. Kane says that he doesn’t have a match, so that is making him ‘aggressive’. Kane says that he likes hurting people. The shrieks of terror make him sleep at night. He would like to hear Dean scream in pain tonight in the main event when you face me.

Winner: Seth Rollins 

Second Match: AJ Lee vs. Layla 

We go to commercial with AJ Lee skipping in the back. We are back and Paige and Alicia Fox have joined the announcers at ringside. AJ Lee is in the Goldman Box and she says that she doesn’t play well with others. She doesn’t have a lot of friends in the Divas Locker Room but she has the best friend. This friend won’t betray her and they will not be able to keep them apart. AJ kisses her title belt. They lock up and AJ with a hammer lock but Layla with a back elbow. AJ with a forearm and splash into the corner followed by a spinning back heel kick for a near fall. AJ with a kick and neck breaker but she holds on for a second neck breaker and she gets a near fall. Layla with a kick to AJ but she misses a round kick, but she does not miss a back heel kick. Layla sends AJ into the turnbuckles. Layla sends AJ face first to the mat and then she applies a figure four head lock. AJ bridges back to get a near fall. Layla with a side head lock but AJ with a forearm and Irish whip. AJ runs into an elbow but she misses a triple jump cross body. AJ applies the Black Widow and Layla taps out. After the match, Paige tells Alicia to get AJ, but that plan backfires when AJ sees it coming and she hits a Thesz Press. Paige gets into the ring and she hits a thrust kick. Paige hits the RamPaige on AJ.

Winner: AJ Lee 

Backstage Segment: 

Kane is in his office and Seth Rollins enters. He tells Kane to leave a little piece of Dean Ambrose. Kane tells Seth he has never experienced Hell in a Cell and neither has Dean Ambrose. Kane says that both of you are facing first time apocalypse. He says that he does not think that either of them understand the punishment and pain you will get. Kane says that him, Orton, and Seth will inflict some damage on Cena and Ambrose on Raw. Kane tells Seth to watch him tonight because he may learn something tonight. He says that he knows that Ambrose will.

Second Backstage Segment: 

We are back and we are reminded that Sheamus will defend the United States title against The Miz. We take a look at MizTV from Main Event when Sheamus had a new friend. Renee Young is in the interview area with Sheamus and The Usos. Renee asks them about their six man tag match. Sheamus says on MizTV, Damien Sandow gave an award winning performance, maybe not Oscar worthy, but boot to face worthy. Jey says that they are ready for a fight. Sheamus says that Miz has been clever since he has won with the help of a stunt double. He says that Sandow made a great stunt double, until he kicked his face in.

Jimmy says that they make the worst twins since Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito. Jimmy and Jey say they liked that movie, but it isn’t about movies. It is about sweeping up the floor with their opponents. Sheamus says the only stars Goldust, Stardust, and Miz will be seeing are the ones circling around their heads. Stardust and Goldust stopped by earlier today for comments. Stardust says the stars have spoken without saying a word. The kick against the cosmic current is futility. In space no one can hear your scream, but on Earth, your agony will be deafening.

Third Match: Sheamus & The Usos vs. The Miz, Goldust and Stardust w/Damien Mizdow 

Miz and Sheamus start off but Goldust is tagged in before locking up. They lock up and Goldust with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and he gives Goldust a hip toss. Stardust tags in and he misses a clothesline. Sheamus with a back elbow and he tags in Jey. Jey goes up top and he hits a forearm to the shoulder. Jey slides into the corner on an Irish whip and he hits a clothesline for a near fall. Jimmy tags in and they hit a double back elbow followed by a double elbow drop for a near fall. Jimmy gets a near fall. Stardust with a knee to the midsection and Miz tags in and he kicks Jimmy while Sandow kicks at air on the floor. Miz removes his sunglasses and he tosses them to Stardust. Jimmy with a knee to the midsection. Miz misses a clothesline and Jimmy slams Miz. Jimmy with a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Jimmy with a chop. Jimmy sends Miz to the floor and Jimmy hits a baseball slide and it sends Miz and Sandow into the ringside barrier. Jey wants to know what is going on with Sandow and Jey sends Miz into the ring and he hits a chop to Goldust on the apron. That allows Miz to hit a boot to the head.

We are back and Goldust with a reverse chin lock to Jey but Jey with a punch. Goldust with a spinebuster for a near fall. Stardust tags in and he kicks Jey. Stardust with a kick and punches to Jey and then he chokes him with his boot. Miz kicks Jey from the apron and Sheamus chases after Miz and Sandow joins him on the ramp. Jey with a rollup on Stardust for a near fall. Stardust with a clothesline. Goldust tags in and he kicks Jey. Goldust with a punch but Jey puches back. Goldust with a kick to the head and then he gets a near fall. Goldust kicks Jey in the ribs. Goldust with a front face lock but Jey with punches. Goldust with a drop down uppercut and then he knocks Jimmy off the apron with a punch.

Jey with a Samoan drop and both men are down. Stardust and Sheamus tag in and Sheamus with two double sledges to Stardust as well as one to Goldust. Sheamus with a running shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift and tilt-a-whirl power slam. Miz tries to interfere but Sheamus clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy with a plancha onto Sandow. Sheamus sets for the forearms on the apron but he sees Stardust from behind. Sheamus kicks Stardust and then he sends Stardust into Miz. Miz falls off the apron and into the announce table. Goldust makes the blind tag while Sheamus sets for White Noise on Stardust. Stardust gets away from Sheamus. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and Goldust with a power slam for a near fall. Stardust with an inverted DDT to Jimmy. Jey with a super kick to Stardust followed by a dragon whip to Goldust. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus & The Usos 

Second In-Ring Segment: 

We are back and Big Show makes his way to the ring. Show says that he could watch that over and over. He says he wants to share a few things tonight. He says that if you haven’t figured it out, he is a giant and he sticks out in the crowd some times. Growing up as a kid he was 6 foot 2 and weighed 220 pounds at 12 years old. Responsibility is thrust upon you at an early age. You need to adapt. Show says that he accepts the responsibility of pinning Rusev at Hell in a Cell on his shoulders. He has beaten Rusev, but he has not pinned him. He has knocked him out twice and the third time will be the charm. On Raw, his best friend and brother from another mother, Mark Henry got a little emotional and he got involved, causing a disqualification. Big Show says that he would like Mark to come to the ring to talk man to man and friend to friend.

Mark makes his way to the ring. Show says that he is not afraid to hug Mark and he tells him that he smells good. He wonders if it is new cologne, but Mark says that he showered. Big Show says that him and Mark were on the road one night and the only place to eat was the Waffle House. This was an oasis in the middle of nowhere. They pull in and there was one parking spot left, but someone cut them off. Show says both of them are hungry and then he asks Mark if he remembers what they did. They flipped that guy’s car over on its roof. Then they had to go to a gas station to get something to eat. Mark says they were angry and hungry. Show says that they are family and he knows Mark’s family. Show says that he was with Mark when he took on Rusev. Mark took the weight of the country on his shoulders. Show tells Mark that he needs to do this on his own. He needs to knock him out and pin him. That is what he is going to do at Hell in a Cell. Mark says that he did have his shot at Rusev, but he tells Show that the guy is not human. He is something else. You come out here and you say that you are going to do something that he couldn’t do and that is a hard pill to swallow. Mark says it made him a little angry. If you want him to get out of Show’s business, he will get out of his business. They hug and that means it is time for Rusev’s music to play.

Lana and the Russian flag join Rusev on the stage. Lana calls this pathetic. Show and Mark Henry are the Goodyear blimps of the WWE. You are all blown up, full of gas, and very slow. Rusev takes the mic and he tells Big Show after he beats him, the people will turn on you and they will no longer chant USA at you . . . just like your best friend Mark Henry did. You will disgrace yourself and your stupid USA. Rusev says that he would like that. He says that he will CRUSH Show. Show tells Rusev that is enough and he says that Rusev is using a bootleg bogus Arnold Schwarzenegger accent. You want to talk about crushing his spine? You can’t crush it because it is American made. He is going to choke slam Rusev, hit Rusev in his glass jaw and then pin him one . . . two . . . three.

Third Backstage Segment: 

We go to commercial with Nikki Bella walking in the back and she takes a bottle of water from a production crew member. We are back and we see Renee Young interviewing Brie Bella only to have Nikki interrupt and tell Brie that they will be wrestling at Hell in a Cell with the loser being the winner’s bitch for a month.

Fourth Match: Nikki Bella vs. Naomi 

They lock up and Nikki runs Naomi into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders. Nikki tosses Naomi across the ring by the hair. Nikki kicks Naomi in the corner and the referee warns her. We see Brie watching from the official WWE match watching monitor in the back as Nikki sends Naomi to the mat and she gets a near fall. Nikki with a reverse chin lock but Naomi uses her rear end to get out of the hold. Naomi with an arm drag and drop kicks followed by a flip clothesline and another drop kick. Naomi kips up and she connects with forearms. Naomi with Rear View but Nikki gets her foot on the rope to stop the count. Nikki goes to the apron and she drops Naomi on the top rope. Nikki returns to the ring and she hits Shock Treatment for the three count. After the match, Brie watches Nikki’s celebration on the monitor.

Winner: Nikki Bella 

Fourth Backstage Segment: 

Renee Young is in the interview area with Dean Ambrose. She asks him about his match with Kane and she points out that he is one of the most dangerous superstars in WWE history. Dean says that he was telling Seth what he would do to him at Hell in a Cell before he was interrupted by Kane. He says that once the cell door locks, it will just be him and Seth. Dean says that he doesn’t even know what he is going to do. Dean says that he thinks Kane has starred in one too many horror flicks. This isn’t Hollywood, this is Birmingham. Dean throws out a Yipee Kai Yay before walking away.

Fifth Match: Kane w/Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose 

Seth waves at Dean before the bell rings. Dean with a waist lock but Kane with an elbow and uppercut followed by a kick and slam attempt but Dean goes to the floor and Kane goes out as well but Dean returns to the ring before Kane or Rollins can do anything. Kane gets back into the ring and they lock up. Dean with jabs in the corner but Kane sends Dean into the turnbuckles and he connects with punches. Dean with jabs to Kane and then he hits a drop kick to Kane against the ropes and then he hits a clothesline that sends Kane over the top rope to the floor. Dean holds the ropes open for Seth but Seth stays on the floor. Kane tries to attack Dean from behind but Dean drops down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor and then Dean with a plancha onto Kane. Dean kicks Kane in the corner but Kane with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot. Dean tries for a tornado DDT but Kane pushes Dean away and then Kane hits a boot to the head.

They go to the floor and Kane sends Ambrose into the ringside barrier and apron. Kane slams Dean’s hand into the ring steps. He does it a second time. They return to the ring and Kane with a punch and then he chokes Ambrose in the turnbuckles. Kane with a punch to Ambrose and then he sends Ambrose to the mat with an arm wringer and Kane gets a near fall. Kane works on the wrist. Kane with a knee and then he sends Ambrose to the floor. Kane follows Ambrose to the floor and he tries to send Ambrose face first into the steps but Ambrose blocks it and he sends Kane into the ring steps. Ambrose with a drop kick that sends Kane into the steps. Ambrose returns to the ring to stop the referee’s count and then he goes back to the floor with a suicide dive. Ambrose sends Kane back in and he goes up top and hits a missile drop kick. Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner followed by a bulldog and he gets a near fall. Ambrose goes for a double underhook DDT but Rollins gets on the apron. Ambrose knocks Rollins off the apron and then Kane catches Ambrose on a cross body attempt. Ambrose gets away from Kane and he prepares to rebound from the ropes but Rollins pulls Ambrose to the floor and the refeee calls for the bell.

After the match, Rollins and Kane attack Ambrose. Rollins with a Buckle Bomb and Kane brings a chair into the ring. Rollins sets for Black Out onto the chair but Ambrose moves and he knocks Kane off the apron with a punch. Ambrose grabs the chair and he is stopped by Kane long enough to allow Rollins to escape the ring. Ambrose escapes a choke slam and he hits Kane a few times with the chair.

Winner: Dean Ambrose by DQ 

Josh’s Grade for WWE SmackDown: 10/10

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