Friday, August 30, 2013
The show opens with an in-ring episode of MizTV hosted by The Miz. His latest guests are Big Show and Dolph Ziggler who speak on what went down on Raw involving the roster, Daniel Bryan, Triple H, Shield and Randy Orton. Triple H comes out to interrupt and confronts Show and Ziggler for what they said. He makes a match with Miz vs. Randy Orton for later on tonight. He says that Big Show can do guest commentary while Dolph Ziggler takes on The Shield in a handicap match.
Randy Orton defeated the Miz via pinfall in a non-title match. Orton hit the RKO on Miz to get the winning pin. Post-match, The Shield ran down to the ring to make an attack on Miz. Daniel Bryan rushed out and helped fight them off with a chair to save Miz.
Backstage, Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero confronts Daniel Bryan for what he did. She calls Bryan a "bully" and sets up a Bryan vs. Ryback main event match for later on.
Rob Van Dam defeated Damien Sandow. Big Show was looking on from ringside. Ziggler hit the Fivestar Frogsplash for the win. Post-match, World Heavyweight champ Alberto Del Rio arrives out to discuss Ricardo Rodriguez and his NOC opponent, RVD. He talked about how RVD is only #1 contender because of Ricardo, and said when you sleep with dogs, you get fleas.
The Shield defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall in a 3-on-1 handicap match. Big Show shook his head as Ziggler went to the ring, then put his head in his hands knowing he couldn't get involved. At the end, Roman Reigns took down Ziggler with a spear for the win. Post-match, Shield taunted Big Show who was fuming with anger. They hit the Triple Powerbomb on Ziggler before leaving the ring and going back out through the audience.
Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel talked about their 2-on-1 handicap match against CM Punk for Night of Champions. Heyman took credit for Punk's lengthy WWE title reign of over 400 days. He talked about being scared out of his mind and if Punk gets his hands on him, we'll never see Paul Heyman again. Heyman says he did everything he's done out of "fatherly love" so imagine what he'll do when faced by a "guaranteed beating."
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan defeated Tensai and Broadus Clay via pinfall. Bray Wyatt watched the match from ringside. Harper hit one splash in the corner, before tagging in Rowan who then hit another splash on Tensai to pick up the win. Post-match, Bray Wyatt comes into the ring and hits his finishing move, then yells to "Follow the Buzzards!" before laughing.
Daniel Bryan defeated Ryback via disqualification. Randy Orton came in to interfere in the match. The Shield also come down to the ring and start attacking Bryan. Big Show comes out and tries to help Bryan, but Triple H gets in his way to stop him. Orton and The Shield continue to beat up Daniel Bryan as SmackDown ends.