Smackdown results from Pittsburgh, PA:
Sheamus made his entrance to start off the show. Cole was on commentary with JBL talking about the eight guys who will compete win the MITB ladder match on Sunday’s PPV> Next up, the lights went out for Bray Wyatt and family to head to the ring. Wyatt sat in his rocking chair ahead of the match.
Sheamus defeated Bray Wyatt due to disqualification. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan interfered in the matchup.
Sheamus had the Texas Cloverleaf locked on Bray, but Rowan and Harper interfered. Post-match, The Usos ran out to clear the ring and help out Sheamus.
HHH talked about how after all is said and done Sunday, he’ll have Orton standing next to him as the new champion and Seth Rollins holding the MITB briefcase. Orton suggested he was correct, and then Rollins said he was right about the MITB briefcase and that he was there in case things didn’t go as planned. Orton took exception and said he might kick Rollins’ ass since his Shield buddies aren’t there to protect him.
HHH calmed them down saying there will always be trust issues, but he trusts them both. He said you can either survive against the Authority, or thrive with them. He said Orton is the present and Rollins is the future, before he announced Dean Ambrose vs. Wade Barrett as the next match.
Dean Ambrose defeated Bad News Barrett via pinfall in a non-title matchup.
Ambrose hit Dirty Deeds for the win in the non-title match. Swagger ran out after the match to attack Barrett. Ambrose used a ladder to clear out Swagger, but then Seth Rollins attacked Ambrose and hit the Curb Stomp on him.
Paige defeated Cameron via pinfall in a non-title match. Naomi was on commentary talking about how she won a few weeks ago against Paige in a non-title match and it boosted her confidence. Paige was able to win the latest match in just over a minute by using the Paige Turner to get the pinfall. Post-match, Naomi got in the ring with Paige raising the title up. Cameron hit Paige from behind, but Naomi held her off. Cameron then pushed Naomi into Paige who had her back turned. Paige came face to face with Naomi ahead of their Divas title match on Sunday.
Alberto Del Rio and Cesaro defeated Rob Van Dam and Dolph Ziggler via submission. Late in the match, RVD went for a Five Star Frogsplash with Del Rio getting his knees up to block it. From there he put the Cross Armbreaker on to make RVD tap out quickly. Post-match, the winning team celebrated with Del Rio acting like it was all because of him. Cesaro wasn’t having it and pushed Del Rio down. Heyman stopped Cesaro from continuing the attack.
Rusev defeated Sin Cara via submission. Sin Cara went for using speed to attack, but Rusev kneed him to cut that off fast. At one point, Sin Cara managed to flip over Rusev but as he turned around Rusev booted him down. Rusev put on the Accolade submission hold and Cara tapped out fast, giving Rusev a win in just over 45 seconds.Post-match, Big E came out to cut a promo. The two future opponents nearly brawled, but Lana told Rusev to back off. He tried for a sneak attack but was unsuccessful in the attempt.
Roman Reigns defeated Kane due to disqualification when Randy Orton interfered. Kane had Reigns on the outside for some damage, going for a chokeslam on the commentators table. Reigns fought out of that. Back in the ring, Kane charged at Reigns, but Reigns avoided it and head butted Kane multiple times. He went for a Superman punch and hit it. Reigns was ready to win it with a Spear until Orton rushed into the ring and began attacking Reigns, causing the DQ. Reigns hit a Superman Punch on Orton, but Kane was waiting with the chokeslam.
Post-match, Kane set up a ladder and allowed Orton to climb it to retrieve the title belts. He came back down and Kane set up to chokeslam Reigns ago. Orton waved him off, and then posed over Reigns with the belts. He set up for a punt kick to put Reigns away, but Reigns was able to hit a Spear to take him down, then hit another on Kane. Reigns closed out Smackdown holding up the championship belts ahead of Sunday’s PPV.
That concludes the latest Smackdown ahead of the MITB matches. Results will be on the way from the 2014 Money in the Bank pay-per-view on Sunday, July 29.
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