Smackdown Recap Oct.18.2013
(Big Show Banned, Big E’s redemption, The Shields new streak)
Author: Cade Carnage (Reference: Mindofcarnage.com)
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Welcome to the Smackdown Recap.
Raw ended on a high note this past Monday, with the Big Show interfering in the main event allowing the Rhodes brothers to capture the WWE Unified Tag Team Championships from the Shield. Triple H claimed that he has now become the “bad guy”. WWE posted another video interview between Triple H and Michael Cole which I recommend watching, I’ll post the URL at the ending of this article. Triple will address the Rhodes Brothers and Paul Wight (Big Show) next week on Raw. But in the mean time, will Smackdown have any relevant story progression, or will it continue its stale performance that goes nowhere? Let’s find out!
The show begins with Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox standing in the ring, showing us their pretty faces. They recap Big Shows appearance on Raw, and his unprofessional actions towards the Shield; costing them their Tag Team Championships. They continue their rant by banning Big Show from the arena, and decimate his character. But man, the crowd booed consistently for like 4 minutes towards Vickie and Brad. Daniel Bryans music hits and he decides to join them in the ring. Bryan re-iterates his match at Hell in the Cell and warns that Big Show is within the arena. Big Shows music hits and the crowd cheers; in the end, it turned out that Bryan was teasing them. Instead he introduced the Rhodes brothers who come out wearing the covenant Unified Tag Team Championships. Goldust wears gold again!! Well, actually more like Bronze this time. Vickie decides to place all three (Cody, Goldust and Daniel Bryan) in a 6 man tag-team match against the Shield for tonight’s main event.
The Wyatts (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) vs. Kofi Kingston & the Miz
Miz and Erick begin the match, as we cut to Bray in his rocking chair on the ramp. Miz takes quick advantage in the match with his signature corner close line and dropkicking Erick into his corner. Kofi gets tagged in and lands a jumping stomp on Erick’s forearm. Kofi tries to continue the advantage, but it’s Erick who stops him and tags in Luke Harper. Luke looks to connect a scoop slam, but Kofi’s speed is too much to handle as he reverses out of it. Kofi keeps the advantage on the Wyatt’s and goes for a Springboard move, but a slip-up has Luke’s big boot landing right into Kofi’s face. This begins the onslaught towards Kofi from the Wyatt’s. Both Luke and Erick tag back and forth utilizing their size and power. Kofi manages to connect an elbow to Luke and before being able to tag Miz, Erick pulls Miz off the apron and Luke connects a close line which I swear almost took Kofi’s Head off. Luke pins for the 1..2..3!
Bray gets on the mic and tells Miz that he knows how he’s feeling, and that it’s ok to be afraid. Miz should enjoy his world for as long as he can. Because the Wyatt’s will take it all away.. Be Careful Miz, The injured Bray will take your life away.
Winners: The Wyatts
Brie Bella vs. AJ Lee
Brie has an obvious bulls-eye as her shoulder is wrapped -up due to the shoulder breaker she received from Tamina on Raw. The match begins and Brie goes right after AJ, but a roll out of the ring by AJ has Brie giving chase. Once back into the ring AJ rolls out again and uses Tamina as protection standing between Brie and AJ. Once Brie begins to head back into the ring, AJ turns her back and Brie lands a forearm to the face. The action moves back inside, but it’s AJ who takes advantage; focusing on Brie’s wrapped arm and shoulder. AJ continues focusing on the arm with submissions and an arm breaker to get the 2 count. As the crowd cheers for Brie to get back into the match, she lands a flying dropkick and a few knees to AJ’s face. Tamina looks to cause a distraction, but a side step by Nikki has Tamina going right into the stairs. Brie gets the Face crusher and pins AJ for the 1..2..3!
Winner: Brie Bella
We return from commercial where we see Lillian announcing the next match, but it’s Big Show who makes his way into the ring from the crowd. He stands in the ring showing his Daniel Bryan autograph ticket, and thanks the WWE universe for supporting him and his family throughout this hard time. Brad and Vickie begin their march towards the ring. Brad begins to demand and ask “How can you be here?” “You shouldn’t be here!” “You knocked out the COO!”, “You’ve already lost everything, so why don’t you get out!” Big Show responds to them by saying that; he may have lost everything, but that means that he has nothing to lose. WMD to Brad Maddox!!! Maddox is out for the night!
CM Punk vs. Big E Langston
Punk and Langston gave a great performance throughout this match. Big E connecting a large corner close line and European uppercut which I’m sure Punk spat out a tooth. Punk comes back with some elbows taking Langston to the outside. Punk goes for the spring boards cross body to Langston; but its Langston who catches Punk in mid air, and slams him on the corner of the apron. Langston throws Punk into the barricade and we cut to commercials.
We return to the action where Big E has a Half-Crap locked on Punk. Punk tries to fight back, but Big E puts him right back into it. Punk struggles but manages to get to the ropes. Big E releases but delivers a gut buster and forearm hit to Punks head. Big E goes for his big splash, but it’s Punk who gets his knees up; which gives him the advantage to connect kick after kick to Langston and side steps a running spear taking Big E’s shoulder to the ring post through the turnbuckles. Langston goes to the outside where Punk performs a suicide dive, takes Langston back into the ring and delivers a top rope cross body for the 2 count. Punk delivers his signature corner knee and connects his top rope... (Continues on next page)