WWE Smackdown Report – August 24th, 2012
We are live on tape from Bakersfield, California and your announcer is Michael Cole.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and he will have something to say to the people of Bakersfield. We see what happened on Monday night when Randy Orton got the win because of Sheamus’ involvement from ringside.
Randy tells us who he is. He says that he has never been a glass half full person. He likes to take the glass, smash it into a million pieces and then beat up the person who came up with the term. Randy says that he thrives on confrontation.
Alberto Del Rio says that he should mind his own business and that Randy’s win on Monday was tainted. Orton says that is too bad. He says that he deserves to face Sheamus for the World Championship.
Judging on how the internet and social media blew up based on what happened, he is sure that there are a few people who have a problem with what he is saying. Randy invites those people to come out to the ring right now and confront him.
Orton waits for a moment and the first person to accept the Randy Orton verbal challenge is the World Champion Sheamus and he is ready to talk. . . fella.
Sheamus tells Randy that he is not out here to disagree with him. He says that Bertie has had his chances and he has blown them time after time. On Raw, we saw Orton beat Bertie fair and square. At SummerSlam, he beat Del Rio fair and square. Sheamus says that Orton should be in the front of the line to face him and he wants Orton in the front of the line to face him for the World Championship.
Smackdown General Manager Booker T makes his way to the ring.
Booker wants them to put the brakes on because they are talking about something monster and huge. Randy Orton versus Sheamus for the World Championship. Booker asks the fans of they want to see it. Booker says that he wants to see it too.
Booker says that Randy has all of the credentials but he needs to talk about Monday night.
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez join the party and he wants to know what Orton is doing in there because the title is his. Alberto tells Booker that Sheamus is a cheater and Orton is a crazy animal. Are those the type of people you want for the World Title?
Booker starts to speak and Alberto cuts him off. Alberto says that he should have been the World Champion by now because everyone knows that Sheamus cheated. The referee robbed him at SummerSlam. Then the next night, he was put in a match against Randy Orton and the only reason why Orton won because Sheamus cheated again.
Booker starts to talk and Alberto cuts him off again and he says that Booker doesn’t know anything. He wants to know if Booker is aware that Sheamus is a cheater and a thief.
Alberto says that he never lost the match because he was in control and he was destroying Sheamus. Alberto reminds Booker of the protest he filed and he says that he is waiting for an answer.
Randy says that Alberto is embarrassing himself.
Alberto says that there is a conspiracy and Booker is a cheater and criminal just like Sheamus. Alberto says that Booker, Sheamus, Orton, and everyone is against him.
Booker tells Alberto to calm down. Booker tells Randy that he will always be in line for a title shot, but the person who was in line next is Alberto Del Rio. That was until Alberto came out and ran his mouth. Booker says that he changed his mind. Tonight we will have a rematch from Raw between Alberto and Randy. The winner of the match will be the number one contender for the World Title.
Booker wants to know if we can dig that.
Michael Cole mentions that Josh Mathews is still recovering from the heinous attack by Kane after losing to Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam.
Michael mentions the ‘Perfect Storm’ from SummerSlam and we will recap what happened later tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Cole is joined by Teddy ‘Can I Dance or Holla Holla Holla tonight’ Long at the announce table. Teddy says that there will be a guest commentator for each match tonight.
Before our first match, Ryback tells Jinder Mahal that tonight he will finally realize his place in the food chain. Ryback wants to be fed more.
We see footage from Monday night when Mahal attacked Ryback during his handicap match.
Match Number One: Ryback versus Jinder Mahal
They lock up and Ryback pushes him away. Mahal with a side head lock but Ryback throws him to the mat and Ryback with punches to Mahal. Ryback with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip. Ryback runs into an elbow and Mahal with punches. Ryback tries for a running power slam but Mahal gets to his feet and he connects with knees to the head. Mahal with a knee drop to Ryback’s head. Mahal with a running high knee for a near fall.
Mahal kicks Ryback and connects with a knee to the lower back. Mahal with kicks to the head but Ryback blocks a kick and he connects with a back body drop. Ryback with shoulders in the corner and then he picks up Mahal and hits a power slam. Ryback does the Chong Li and then he hits a clothesline and it is time to finish things.
Ryback gets Mahal up for the marching Muscle Buster and he hits it and gets the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael is joined by Kaitlyn at the announce table because we have Divas action.
Match Number Two: Alicia Fox versus Layla El in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Alicia with a rollup for a near fall. Alicia with a snap mare into a side head lock. Layla with a rollup but Alicia’s shoulders are not down. Layla with a back heel kick and a double jump cross body for a near fall. Alicia with a drop kick for a near fall. Alicia with an Irish whip but Layla with a back heel kick. Layla goes to the turnbuckles but Alicia kicks Layla in the leg and Layla falls to the mat.
Alicia works on Layla’s surgically repaired knee. Alicia with a single leg crab but Layla kicks her way out of the hold. Layla with an inside cradle for a near fall. Alicia with a Matrix but Layla with a round kick for the three count.
Winner: Layla El
After the match, Kailtyn joins Layla in the ring and they shake hands and hug. Eve Torres makes her way to the ring in her role as Booker T’s assistant. Eve looks at both women and raises both of their hands.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Dolph Ziggler is in the back with Vickie Guerrero and his briefcase. He says that he is the best in the world. Vickie reminds everyone that he was the man to send Chris Jericho packing. Ziggler wants to know why AJ made her put the briefcase on the line. Vickie tells Dolph that she will take care of AJ.
Sheamus walks by and he says that there is no time like the present. He talks about how a dog that does not go outside can get restless. Sheamus says that he wants to be in the ring fighting someone. He wants Dolph to cash in his briefcase tonight.
Dolph says that when he cashes in the briefcase, it will be on his terms. If Sheamus is still the champion, he won’t see it coming.
Teddy Long interrupts the conversation and he sticks his nose in the conversation. He is going to suggest a match between Dolph and Sheamus tonight. If Dolph is as good as he says, he can cash in tonight.
Dolph likes the idea and leaves. Sheamus thanks Teddy and says that the first round is on him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody ‘The Man Behind the Mask’ Rhodes has joined Cole at the announce table and he has the sketch of Sin Cara without the mask.
Match Number Three: Sin Cara versus Heath Slater
The lights go down in the city and they lock up. Slater with a hammer lock but Cara with an elbow and flying mare. Cara with a drop kick to Slater. Slater sends Cara to the apron and Cara misses an enzuigiri. Slater knocks Cara to the floor and Slater follows after him. They return to the ring and Slater gets a near fall.
Slater with elbows to Cara and he applies a reverse chin lock. Cara with elbows but Slater stops Cara. Cara with a springboard back elbow and he goes to the ropes for a flipping arm drag and Slater goes to the floor. Cara with a corkscrew pescado onto Slater. Cara with a kick to Slater right in front of Cody. Slater sends Cara into the apron and they return to the ring.
Cara holds on to the ropes and Cody leaves the announce table and he turns the mask around. Slater with an inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: Heath Slater
After the match, Rhodes goes into the ring and he kicks Cara in the head and then he pulls the mask off but Cara gets it back over his face before officials come to the ring to stop Cody.
We are told that Dolph Ziggler versus Sheamus will happen tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back and your guest announcer for this match is Vickie ‘The Least Hated Person at the Announce Table Right Now’ Guerrero.
Match Number Four: Sheamus versus Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Ziggler with a waist lock. Sheamus tries for an elbow but Ziggler avoids it and he goes to the floor. Sheamus with a hip lock take down into a side head lock. Sheamus with another hip lock take down. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Sheamus and kick to Sheamus but Sheamus sends Ziggler into the air and down to the mat. Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and then he punches Ziggler. Sheamus sends Ziggler into a different turnbuckle. Ziggler with an elbow and he gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Ziggler misses the Fameasser but Sheamus does not miss with a shoulder tackle.
Ziggler rolls to the apron and Sheamus tries for the crossfaces on the apron but Ziggler goes to the floor. Ziggler kicks Sheamus and his leg gets caught in the ropes. Ziggler with a DDT onto the apron and Ziggler gets a near fall.
Ziggler with a reverse chin lock but Sheamus gets back to his feet. Sheamus with a belly-to-back suplex. Ziggler leaps on Sheamus’ back and Ziggler tries for the sleeper but Sheamus with a snap mare. Sheamus with two running double sledges followed by a running knee lift and then he sends Ziggler to the apron and connects with the forearms of ten.
Sheamus gets Ziggler up for White Noise and then Sheamus looks around to signal for the Brogue Kick. Ziggler moves out of the way and grabs the ropes. Vickie goes to ringside and gives Dolph the briefcase and Ziggler hits Sheamus in the shoulder and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Sheamus (by disqualificiation)
After the match, Ziggler hits Sheamus in the back with the case. Ziggler thinks about cashing in and he tells the referee he is going to do it.
Sheamus gets to his feet and Ziggler thinks twice about cashing in and he leaves with Vickie.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the latest Wade Barrett video package. In the struggle between hope and despair, his fists are his weapons. He says that he is relentless and remorseless. You fight or you perish. He says that his barrage cannot be stopped.
Santino Marella makes his way to the ring and we see how he lost the United States Title against Antonio Cesaro.
Santino says that he was the United States Chapmion for 166 days, 14 hours, 33 mintues, and 22 seconds . . . give or take. He says that every moment this last week, he feels like he is becoming less and less American. This morning, he woke up and he could not remember how apple pie tasted, so he ate an apple pie, but that is not the point. Santino says that he feels like he let everyone down when he lost the United States Title. Everyone is asking him if he thinks the cobra can be on the same page as him.
Santino pulls out his puppet and he wants to talk to it. Santino says that he remembers when he was a little baby cobra. He knows that Aksana is gorgeous and there are not too many cobras as gorgeous as Aksana. Santino blames the cobra for losing the title. Santino says that he cannot be angry at the cobra. It is not about how many times you fall down, it is how many times you get back up.
Santino quotes Robert Deniro and asks the cobra if he has nipples and whether he can milk him. Santino quotes some Rocky IV after he defeated Ivan Drago. Santino says that he can be the United States Champion again.
Antonio Cesaro comes out and he has new music. He is accompanied by Aksana. It is time to learn the way to say the word that best describes himself in five languages. The word is winner.
Antonio kisses Aksana and then Antonio says that he personifies being a winner.
Santino power walks up to the stage. Santino blocks a kick and he punches Antonio. Santino gets the cobra uncoiled but it has a mind of its own and goes after Aksana. Cesaro with a forearm and then he takes care of Santino.
We go the back and Alberto is yelling at Ricardo and we go to commercial.
We are back and Darren Young and Titus O’Neil join Michael at the announce table and Michael goes overboard with the Millions of Dollars dance.
Match Number Five: Epico and Primo (with Rosa Mendes) versus Kofi Kingston and R Truth in a Non Title Match
Kofi and Epico start things off and they lock up. Epico with a leg sweep and near fall. Kofi returns the favor. Kofi with a double leg take down and jackknife cover but Epico bridges. Kofi and Epico both with drop kicks. Epico sends Kofi into the corner and Primo tags in and he kicks Kofi. Primo with a back leg sweep and he gets a near fall.
Primo with a suplex and then Epico with a slingshot senton for a near fall. Epico with a hard Irish whip. Kofi with a rana that sends Epico into the turnbuckles. Kofi tries to make it to Truth and he makes the tag. Primo tags in as well and Truth with clotheslines and then he punches Truth. Truth with a kick and sit out gourdbuster for a near fall but Epico breaks up the cover.
All four men are in the ring but Kofi and Epico go to the floor. Primo tries for a lungblower on Truth but Truth holds on to the ropes. Truth with the Little Jimmy for the three count.
Winners: R Truth and Kofi Kingston
We take a look back at WWE’s Asian tour.
Matt Striker is with Kofi Kingston and R Truth. Matt asks Kofi who their next opponents are. He says that they are willing to take on all comers and they won’t discriminate. Truth says that Little Jimmy says that there is a lot of competition in the locker room.
Titus O’Neil and Darren Young stop by. Darren wonders where Little Jimmy is. Titus says that Kofi and Truth are not the real tag team champions. It is time for the Millions of Dollars Dance. The Usos enter and say that they are going to be the next champions. Epico and Primo join in the argument. The next team to throw their pair of hats into the ring are Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel.
Kofi and Truth start throwing punches and we have ten men fighting in the back until the referees break it up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Booker T is on the phone and he says that he has this under control. Teddy Long enters and he says that everything is settled. Booker wants to know who Teddy thinks deserves a shot. Teddy says that there is no easy answer and he is not sure.
Eve says that she went through the record books and got all of the win-loss records for the last six months and came up with some suggestions. She also tells Booker that she has organized his calendar for the next two weeks so he does not miss any meetings.
Eve says that she takes her job very seriously. Eve says that she is going to get started on next week’s Smackdown.
Booker leaves and Eve says that she didn’t even notice Teddy there.
We take a look back at the coronation and abdication of Brock Lesnar as the new King of Kings.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus has joined Michael at the announce table.
Match Number Six: Randy Orton versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a Number One Contender Match
They lock up and Del Rio with a side head lock and shoulder tackle for a near fall. Orton punches Del Rio and sends him into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall with a rollup. Orton kicks Del Rio and then he hits a slingshot suplex and gets a near fall. Orton with a boot to the lower abdomen. Orton with more boots to the midsection while Alberto is in the ropes.
Orton slingshots Del Rio into the bottom rope and Orton with a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the arm and then he starts to work on the shoulder for the cross arm breaker. Del Rio sets for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Del Rio takes too much time and Orton with a swinging neck breaker and Del Rio goes to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a reverse chin lock on Orton. During the commercial Orton has his arm slammed into the ring steps. Del Rio adds an arm bar to the chin lock. Orton with a punch and head butt to get free. Del Rio with a knee to the midsection. Del Rio with a kick and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with punches to the arm and then he locks in an arm bar.
Orton with punches to Del Rio but Del Rio with a knee and Irish whip. Del Rio tries for the step up enzuigiri but Orton ducks and Del Rio hits the mat. Orton with two clotheslines. Del Rio misses a clothesline and that means it is power slam time. Del Rio rolls to the apron and Orton tries for the IEDDT but Del Rio pulls Orton’s arm into the ropes.
Del Rio returns to the ring and Orton with a back breaker for a near fall. Del Rio with an arm breaker and he gets a near fall. Del Rio tries for the float over but Orton escapes. Del Rio with an elbow and he goes to the turnbuckles but Orton with a drop kick and both men are down. Orton with a near fall. Orton sends Del Rio to the apron and hits the IEDDT. Orton looks around and then he twist to the mat and pounds it to set up the RKO.
Del Rio holds on to the ropes to avoid the RKO. Del Rio rolls through into the cross arm breaker and Orton tries to get to the ropes but Orton has to tap out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Sheamus gets up from the announce table. Alberto pushes Ricardo down to get his shoe and he throws it at Sheamus. Sheamus goes into the ring and he takes Alberto down. Ricardo gets involved and he grabs Sheamus, allowing Del Rio to hit a round kick. Del Rio hits Sheamus in the head with Ricardo’s other shoe.
Dolph Ziggler’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he is going to cash in the briefcase, but before he can hand the case to the referee, Randy Orton hits an RKO on Ziggler.
We go to credits.