Friday, August 1, 2014

Smackdown Results 08/01/14

Smackdown results from Corpus Christi, TX:

Jack Swagger defeated Cesaro via submission. Late in the match, Cesaro tried to land a big boot to Swagger’s face. Instead, Swagger grabbed his foot and turned it into an Ankle Lock. Cesaro struggled for a bit but eventually tapped out. Post-match, Rusev and Lana came out to interrupt a We the People yell from Swagger/Colter. It ended up with Lana issuing a challenge from Rusev to Swagger for a flag match at Summerslam, which Colter accepted for Swagger.

Randy Orton came to the ring talking about how Roman Reigns is the reason he isn't getting a title shot against Cena at Summerslam. He told Reigns he sent him a message on Raw recently, then dared him to step into the ring with him at Summerslam.

R-Truth defeated Bo Dallas via disqualification. Dallas was beating up on Truth in the corner and failed to heed the referee's instructions to break it, causing the DQ. Post-match, he continued the beatdown, then got on the mic to say that Bolieving is a spiritual experience and that R-Truth got what was coming to him. He said he knows the people Bolieve, then blew kisses to them, drawing boos from the crowd.

AJ Lee defeated Rosa Mendes in a non-title match via submission. Rosa screamed she wanted a title shot, and about 15 seconds later, AJ put on the Black Widow to make her tap out. Post-match, as AJ posed on stage with her Divas belt, Paige rushed out to attack and tossed her off the stage to the floor nearby. Trainers rushed out to check on AJ with Paige screaming "She's fine," and added that AJ is her best friend. She yelled to AJ to call her when she's feeling better.

Seth Rollins & Kane defeated Dean Ambrose in a handicap match via disqualification. At one point in the match, Ambrose managed to get Rollins alone in the ring to beat him up a bit. Eventually, Kane made a save, tossing Ambrose out of the ring and checking on Rollins in the ring. Ambrose returned again with a steel chair which he bashed on Kane. Rollins managed to escape up the ramp after the bell, with Ambrose taking out some more frustration by hitting Kane with the chair.

Diego defeated Fandango via pinfall. Fandango had the upper hand on Diego after a minute and a half into the contest. Fandango’s music hit and Torito started to dance with Summer Rae and Layla outside the ring, distracting Fandango. Diego hit his backbreaker finisher to get the pinfall win.

Alberto Del Rio defeated Dolph Ziggler via submission. The Miz was on guest commentary and during the match got on the announcers table to make a speech thanking various people. It distracted Dolph who got rolled up for a near fall. Miz also thanked Dolph for not being as good as him. Dolph got upset and went after Miz on the outside, but Miz escaped. When Dolph got back into the ring, Del Rio managed to get the upperhand and put on the Cross Armbreaker to make Ziggler tap.

Chris Jericho defeated Erick Rowan via pinfall. The win carried a stipulation that Rowan will be banned from ringside during Jericho’s match against Bray Wyatt at Summerslam. Bray Wyatt cut a promo before the match saying Jericho will just be dirt after Summerlam, and questioned why Jericho keeps returning to try to “save us.” In the match, Rowan had the advantage late in this contest which lasted 12 minutes of TV time. Rowan put Jericho in a bear hug late and went to smash him into the corner, but Jericho fought out. Jericho hit the Codebreaker to end things, getting the win. Wyatt was shown looking on, and got out of his rocking chair, then took off his hat. He started backing up the ramp as the crowd booed. Jericho celebrated to close the show out.

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