(Spoilers) WWE SmackDown Taping Results For This Week
-This week’s WWE SmackDown opens with Vickie Guerrero coming out. Vickie calls out Daniel Bryan regarding the WWE Championship match. Daniel Bryan comes to the ring. Bryan says he would rather be WWE Champion for one day than to be a corporate kiss-ass. Vickie said she is giving Bryan the opportunity to come clean about his conspiracy with Senior Official Scott Armstrong. Bryan said that both she and Triple H knows full well that he did nothing wrong at Night Of Champions. Vickie again demands for Bryan to tell the truth about the match and the controversy over the fast count. Bryan said the truth is he knee’d Randy Orton in the face and the referee could have counted to 20 and that he should be the WWE Champion right now. Vickie says she should fire him right now and that he will never get the WWE Championship. Bryan says that she has no power. Vickie, proving that she does, announced that since Bryan received help from ten wrestlers on Monday’s edition of WWE RAW, he will be in a Gauntlet Match tonight where The Shield got a hold of all 11, one-by-one, and that Bryan would go in last.
-WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee defeated Naomi in singles action. The finish here came when AJ applied the Black Widow on Naomi for the Submission victory.
-Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger in singles action. The crowd was on fire for Santino. He did a lot of his usual comedy spots, but mostly sold for Swagger, who dominated a lot of the offense in the match. In the end, Santino managed to get the pinfall victory after rolling Swagger up.
-Ryback and Paul Heyman come to the ring. Paul Heyman gets on the microphone. Heyman cut a similar promo to the one he cut on RAW, at least in terms of substance. He talked about how he was now the Best In The World, since he managed to pin CM Punk at the Night Of Champions pay-per-view this past Sunday night. Ryback talks again about hating bullies, such as CM Punk, as well as “Nick from Cincinnati,” who will be Ryback’s opponent up next.
-Ryback defeated “Nick from Cincinnati.” Whoever Nick is, he got squashed here by Paul Heyman’s new killer. Ryback dominated the entire match, and picked up the easy victory in this one. The crowd was pretty hot for the promo before the match, in terms of heat, as well as the match itself, despite the no-name opposition.
-Randy Orton comes to the ring. Orton says that Daniel Bryan and Scott Armstrong were involved in a conspiracy together to “steal” the WWE Championship away from him at Night Of Champions on Sunday. Orton says he takes all the blame himself, because for two years, the company wanted him to be “just like John Cena.” Because of that, Orton claims he locked away “The Viper” forever because he thought that’s not what the company wanted. He said that now that he knows they do want the old “Viper” style Orton back, he is back, and that’s why he made an example out of The Miz on WWE RAW this past Monday night in his own hometown, in front of his own parents. He claims he will continue to make an example out of anyone who gets in his way.
-The Shield defeated Darren Young in the first match of the Gauntlet Series that was announced earlier by Vickie Guerrero.
-The Shield defeated Titus O’Neil.
-The Shield defeated Dolph Ziggler when Roman Reigns speared Ziggler outside the ring and he was counted out.
-Roman Reigns was apparently injured.
-Rob Van Dam vs. Seth Rollins and Romain Reigns ended up with Triple H coming out and calling the match off. He got a lot of heat for that decision from the fans in attendance in Cincinnati. Triple H told everyone to go to the back, and then yelled at Vickie Guerrero. Vickie said she thought the Gauntlet idea was what was “best for business.” Triple H says it wasn’t. He says what’s “best for business” is Daniel Bryan & The Usos vs. The Shield.
-Triple H informs both Zack Ryder and Justin Gabriel that they are both talented performers and that he would get them some competition.
-Luke Harper and Erick Rowan of The Wyatt Family defeated Zack Ryder and Justin Gabriel. After the match, Bray Wyatt hit the ring and laid out Ryder.
-Triple H informs Rob Van Dam that he will be getting another World Heavyweight Championship match against the current champion, Alberto Del Rio, in a rematch from their bout at Night Of Champions, which ended when Del Rio was disqualified for refusing the break the Cross Armbreaker hold on Van Dam.
-Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth in singles competition. They gave this match a decent amount of time, with Del Rio drawing a lot of heat from the crowd. The finish came when Del Rio applied his Cross Armbreaker finishing hold on Truth for the submission victory.
-Daniel Bryan and The Usos defeated The Shield via Pinfall. The crowd was crazy hot for this match. The Usos worked really hard during the match, much like they have been in a lot of their matches as of late. The crowd was still hot for Bryan, despite the fact that he had appeared on the show a couple of times already. The finish here came when Bryan pinned Dean Ambrose after hitting him with the running knee spot (the same move he used on Randy Orton to win the WWE Championship at the Night Of Champions pay-per-view.)
-After the match, Randy Orton came out to lay a beatdown on Bryan, however, it backfired and Bryan cleaned house on him and the show ended on that positive note.
That wraps up this week’s WWE SmackDown television taping from Cincinnati, Ohio.