With Riley Ross
Welcome back to Riley’s Corner where I break down each segment and match on SmackDown. This is the final televised WWE event before the Battleground PPV on Sunday. Tonight we are live from Baton Rouge, LA. On tonight’s show we get the Big Show vs. The Shield in a handicap match. On commentary we have the not so annoying Michael Cole and the insufferable JBL.
Big Show comes out to kick off the show. He grabs a mic and starts off by saying he is ashamed of himself. He has a recap shown of the ‘horrible’ actions he committed. He goes on a longwinded spiel saying he did this because he had no other options. This was a shitty ass storyline when it was done with JBL and Shawn Michaels and it is a shitty ass storyline now. Dude, we don’t give a fuck if your wife isn’t happy with you. That my dear, isn’t our problem. He talks about threatening to knock out Triple H. He vows to knock out the Shield. Keep dreaming you big crybaby.
Triple H’s music hits and he comes strolling out. He admits that he is ashamed of the man the Big Show has become. Trips says that the Big Show’s anger, personal, and financial problems aren’t his fault but rather the fault of the Big Show. Trips makes the announcement that he took care of the mortgage on the Big Show’s house. Trips tells him to get his shit in gear or else. He amends the match that the Big Show is in. The Shield will be partnering with Randy Orton to take on the Big Show.
Fandango vs. Rob Van Dam—the match starts off with Fandango taking down RVD. He is throwing punches while RVD is in the corner. RVD reverses the momentum and sends Fandango flying across the ring. RVD sends him flying into the ropes, Fandango grabs onto the ropes and sends RVD flying over the top rope and crashing into the barricade. Back from commercial and both men are in the ring battling it out. Fandango sends RVD flying into the corner and RVD counters with a big boot. He takes Fandango down with a series of kicks. He does the Rolling Thunder and goes to the top rope but Summer Rae grabs his foot which causes him to end up falling on the turnbuckle. Can someone please ban Skanky Rae to the back? Fandango continues his assault on Rob Van Dam. He goes to the outside to grab a weapon but Ricardo distracts him and RVD attacks Fandango. He goes to the outside and grabs a trashcan. Ricardo sets it up while Rob Van Dam goes to the top rope and delivers the Van Terminator. Winner by DQ: Rob Van Dam
Ryback vs. R-Truth—Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman are ringside to show support for Ryback. The match starts off with a lockup and Ryshrek backing Truth into the corner. Truth hits him which enrages Ryshrek. After nearly getting his ass handed to him, Ryback goes outside the ring to hear words of encouragement from Heyman. Heyman tells him that R-Truth is a bully. Truth acts like he is going to go outside but Rytroll sweeps his legs out from underneath him. He picks up Truth and Truth gets down and fights back. He does a missile dropkick off of the top rope and goes for the pin but Ryback kicks out. Truth misses with his kick and Ryback delivers his Meat Hook clothesline. He picks him up and delivers the Shell Shocked finisher. Winner: Ryback
While Heyman and Ryshrek head off to the locker room, Curtis Axel stays behind to take care of R-Truth. He cheap shots him in the back of the head. He taunts R-Truth by asking if he remembers him. Bitch please, you are the worst IC champion in the history of wrestling. The only reason you are in the WWE is because of your daddy and granddaddy. So sit your ass down somewhere and think about that.
Renee Young interviews Alberto Del Rio about his upcoming Battleground PPV match with RVD. She asks if he saw what he did to Fandango. He says that is how he will beat RVD (excuse me while I die from laughing). He vows to put RVD in the garbage can and send him back to the dump. He claims he isn’t worried about his match tonight with Dolph Ziggler. Before he can go into a long winded spiel, an intern comes up to him with a trash can, it’s a gift from Rob Van Dam. Del Rio tosses it down before having a hissy fit.
ADR vs. Dolph Ziggler—Damien Sandow is ringside to do commentary. The match starts off with Ziggler going for a quick rollup with Del Rio kicking out immediately. He does this again before Del Rio finally regains his wits. He mounts somewhat of an offense but Ziggler takes him off guard with another pin attempt. This attempt sends Del Rio rolling out of the ring. JBL and Cole are trying to convince Sandow to cash in his MITB contract right now but he refuses. Del Rio gets back in the ring and works out his aggression on Ziggler. Ziggler counters with a drop kick that sends Del Rio flying out of the ring. Back from commercial and both men are in the ring. Del Rio goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. Del Rio has him in a rear chinlock and Ziggler powers to his feet before breaking the hold. He goes for the pin but Del Rio kicks out. He does a dropkick and sends Del Rio flying into the corner. He charges at his opponent but Del Rio moves and this causes Ziggler to crash shoulder first into the ring post. Del Rio does a backdrop and goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. He goes for the side headlock and Ziggler gets to his feet. Del Rio delivers a series of head-butts. He is on the ropes and Ziggler dropkicks him to the mat outside the ring. Del Rio gets on the apron and drops Ziggler throat first on the rope. As he climbs the top rope, Ziggler climbs up and faceplants Del Rio in the ring. They trade blows back and forth before Ziggler splashes him in the corner. He delivers a series of punches before following up with a neckbreaker. He takes Del Rio down with a vicious clothesline. Del Rio comes back with a backbreaker and goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. He goes to the top rope but Ziggler counters with a dropkick. He goes for the pin but Del Rio kicks out. Ziggler gets to his feet first but Del Rio kicks him in the side of the head. He goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. Del Rio puts him on the ropes and tries for a superplex but Zigglypuff counters with a sunset flip. He goes for the pin but Del Rio kicks out. Ziggler puts him in the Del Rio in a sleeper hold. Del Rio counters by sending him flying into the corner. Del Rio does a double foot stomp from the top rope. He exposes his knee and goes for a kick but Ziggler counters. Del Rio finally kicks him and goes for the pin but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler hits him with a Fameasser and goes for the pin but Del Rio kicks out. Del Rio sends him flying and locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Winner by Submission: Alberto Del Rio
Jinder Mahal/Heath Slater vs. Los Matadores—Heath Slater starts off the match but his opponent sends him flying to the mat. Slater mounts an offense before tagging in Mahal. Mahal gets chopped and the Los Matadores tags in his partner. They double team Mahal for a few moments. Here comes the double teaming again. Mahal starts stomping away at his opponent. He tags in Slater and he goes for a pin but the LM kicks out. LM does a Hurricanrana on Slater and he tags in Mahal. The other LM comes in and is owning Mahal’s ass. He does a nice neckbreaker before going to the top rope. They double team him again and LM goes for the pin. Winner: Los Matadores
Renee Young interviews Paul Heyman, Curtis Axel, and Ryback. She starts off by asking about his clients chances during their matches. He goes on a long winded spiel about CM Punk again. He says that CM Punk will be Shell Shocked. I am getting bored with this storyline.
Aksana vs. Brie Bella—Brie is escorted to the ring by Nikki. The match gets underway and Aksana gets taken down by Brie. Brie goes for the pin but Aksana kicks out. She dropkicks Aksana and Aksana rolls out the ring. Brie goes after her and rolls her in the ring. Aksana mounts a comeback and goes for the pin but Brie kicks out. Aksana has her in a chokehold and slams her backwards. She then kicks her and goes for the pin but Brie kicks out. Brie kicks her and plants her face first in the ring. Winner: Brie Bella
While Brie and Nikki are celebrating in the ring, here comes AJ and Tamina to cut a promo. She says that she has something in store for Brie at Battleground. She says she will do the same thing to Brie that Randy did to Daniel Bryan. She goes on for a few saying that they can disappear for a while and have ugly ass babies.
Big E Langston vs. Kofi Kingston—the match gets underway quickly with Big E striking down Big E. He goes for a pin but Kofi kicks out. He does a splash on Kofi and goes for another pin but Kofi kicks out. Kofi mounts a comeback and goes for a crossbody but Big E catches him. He somehow quickly counters and rolls up Big E. Winner: Kofi Kingston
The Wyatt Family appears and surrounds Kofi on the ramp. Bray cuts a promo stating that the first will fall on Sunday. We learn that they just added a match to the Battleground PPV between Kofi and Bray Wyatt.
The Shield/Randy Orton vs. Big Show—this is a four on one handicap match. Dean Ambrose starts off the match with Big Show. Show hammers away at him while he is in the corner before chopping him in the chest. He sends Ambrose flying to the mat before scooping him up and tossing him down. He tags in Seth Rollins. Seth gets the same treatment as Ambrose but the only difference is Big Show stands on him. Seth tags in the powerhouse, Roman Reigns. Reigns stares him down before getting taken down. He tags in Orton. Orton and Show dance around for a bit before Orton starts kicking away at Big Show. Big Show has him in the corner and starts chopping away. He takes down Ambrose and Orton tags in Seth Rollins. Rollins is taking down the Show and goes for the pin but Big Show kicks out. He tags in Reigns who continues his work on keeping the Show down. He tags in Orton who goes for the pin but Big Show kicks out. Show goes for the chokeslam but Orton counters with a DDT. He goes for the pin but Big Show kicks out. He tags in Reigns and Reigns goes for a side headlock. Big Show powers to his feet and slams Reigns down. He follows up with a clothesline and sends Reigns flying into the corner. He spears Reigns and calls for the knockout punch. The other three men come in and start attacking Show. Ambrose has the chair and gets punched for his troubles. Reigns spears Big Show. Rollins and Reigns has Big Show up so Orton can RKO him. Winner by DQ: Big Show
Orton has the chair wrapped around Show’s head and here come the Usos and Daniel Bryan. Hey dickheads stay the fuck out of the match if it doesn’t concern you. That’s how bitches get stitches. Daniel Bryan goes for the Yes lock but Dean Ambrose saves his worthless ass. This is why Dean Ambrose is better than Randy Orton.
Match of the Night—goes to Del Rio and Ziggler. It was a decent match with a lot on the line.
The WTF moment—this dishonor goes to the Randy Orton. Dude you are supposed to be a bad ass psychotic heel but you came off across as pussy during this match. I hope the Shield destroys your ass in the near future. Man the fuck up and fight your own battles, you pussy ass bitch.
In closing the show was a disaster. I give it a grade of an D-. The ending of the main event pissed me off, gee Orton, I thought you had your balls back but I guess I was mistaken. Make sure you all check out http://www.blogtalkradio.com/live-nation-radio-network. We’ll be airing the final show on Tuesday at 10pm ET Call in at (347) 945-6363. Have a good night and a better tomorrow!