SmackDown Results 01/17/14
SmackDown results from Worcester, MA:The New Age Outlaws defeated The Rhodes Bros. via pinfall in a non-title match. Towards the end of this one, Vickie Guerrero came out and interrupted, reminding everyone of the upcoming Royal Rumble and how it will be everyone for himself including "brother vs. brother." Cody was distracted in the ring by her speech allowing Billy Gunn to roll him up for the win.
Backstage, Renee Young spoke to CM Punk asking if the rumor he was going to call out The Shield tonight was true. Punk said it was confirmed, then walked off. Paul Heyman was shown backstage.
Paul Heyman came out to the ring to remind everyone that his client was the #1 contender for the WWE World championship. He talked about how Big Show attacked his client at last Raw, but they won't be intimidated. Heyman said Lesnar will be on the next Raw. Big Show came out to interrupt the speech and Heyman took off into the crowd. Show said he knows they're scared of him, and told Heyman to deliver a message to Lesnar: at Royal Rumble he's going to knock him out.
Rey Mysterio defeated Alberto Del Rio via pinfall. Late in the match, Del Rio went for the arm breaker, but Mysterio rolled through to escape. Moments later he hit 619, but on the splash attempt, Del Rio put his knees up. Del Rio later went for a kick to the head on a kneeling Mysterio, but Rey avoided it and rolled up Del Rio for the win. Post-match, Del Rio kicked Mysterio in his back and then put on the arm breaker, until referees forced him to break the hold.
Naomi defeated Tamina via pinfall. AJ and Cameron were both ringside. At one point, Naomi landed badly on her chest on a backdrop from Tamina. Later, Naomi got back into the match hitting a heel kick on Tamina. She finished things off later with a split-legged Moonsault onto Tamina for the win.
They showed a career tribute video package for the late Mae Young.
The Wyatt Family made their entrance to the ring where Bray Wyatt cut a speech about having to sacrifice himself to be reborn. He talked about how he always tried to appease his father, and his father never trusted him with his kingdom, but instead cast him out to walk among the sheep. He brought up Daniel Bryan attacking him, and said Bryan was given every chance to walk with the reapers, but now he must die with the saints.
Renee Young was with CM Punk backstage and asked if he was calling out New Age Outlaws or The Shield tonight? Punk said both, and that he was giving the Authority exactly what they want, an opportunity to shut him up, so that one day he can get what he wants.
Big E Langston defeated Fandango via pinfall in a non-title match. Late in this one, Big E hit a belly-to-belly suplex and then a big splash. He went for the Big Ending, but Fandango escaped it. Moments later, Big E hit a big clothesline and then put on the Big Ending for good.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Shield about their Rumble plans. They talked about being a "well oiled machine" but each also teased eliminating their teammates if necessary. Reigns said he'd throw both Ambrose and Rollins out and they'd still be The Shield after it.
They talked about and showed clips of Randy Orton attacking John Cena's dad at ringside on Raw. Cole said Triple H is now conducting an investigation into Orton's behavior just like any other sports organization would if an athlete attacked a fan in attendance.
The Real Americans came out on stage with Zeb Colter in a wheelchair. Colter talked about Big Show being a bully. Colter said he hopes Brock Lesnar treats him in the same way, "We the people."
The Usos defeated the Real Americans via pinfall. Late in the match, Cesaro broke up a pinfall attempt by Jey. Swagger put a Patriot Lock on Jey, but Jimmy landed a Superkick to break that up. On the outside, Cesaro used Zeb in the wheelchair to trip up Jimmy. Jimmy then took Zeb and the wheelchair and ran it into Cesaro. Inside the ring, Jey hit an electric chair on Swagger from the top rope. Jimmy tagged in and hit the Samoan Splash for the win.
CM Punk came out to the ring for the final segment of the night. He said he came out there because he's not a coward and doesn't need to have other people do his dirty week. Punk said he could call out the Outlaws, Shield, Inlaws, Ultimate Warrior, Road Warrior - it doesn't matter. He said The Authority will always do what they can to shut him up. Punk said "The Authority" mainly refers to Triple H, a man who lucked into his job and uses it to further a personal agenda while hiding behind his wife and The Shield.
Shield made their ring entrance and New Age Outlaws followed. All of them surrounded the ring, with Punk ready for a fight. Next, Kane arrived out. He told everyone to calm down and stop it. He said this isn't what The Authority wants. He told Punk his anger is misplaced, and his paranoia is getting the best of him. He said Punk's in the Rumble because they want him to main event Mania. Kane said he will make sure he is treated justly and given the respect he deserves.
Kane told Punk he has his word that this will happen. Punk told him his word means nothing, since he's a 7-foot tall sellout and suckup. Kane listened to a "you sold out chant" from the crowd, before ordering the five men "get him boys." They surrounded the ring again, distracting Punk. Kane snuck in the ring behind Punk and then hit a chokeslam on him. The show closed out with Kane standing over Punk on the mat.