WWE SmackDown Report – 2/21/14
We are in Colorado Springs, Colorado and your announcers are Michael Cole and John Layfield.
Bryan with a kick when Swagger goes for the injured arm. Swagger backs Bryan into the corner and he goes after the arm again and Bryan pushes him away and kicks him. Bryan with a drop toe hold into a side head lock, but he cannot apply as much pressure due to the injured shoulder. Bryan with a knee to the midsection and then he kicks Swagger in the corner.
Swagger with an Irish whip and Bryan flips out of the corner and he hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner. He hits a second one. Bryan goes for a third one but Swagger goes to the floor and Bryan stops him charge into the corner. Bryan sees Swagger on the floor and hits a baseball slide. Bryan comes off the apron but Swagger catches him and he drops Bryan’s shoulder on the ringside barrier.
Swagger sends Bryan shoulder first into the ringside barrier. Swagger sends Bryan shoulder first into the ring post. Swagger with a near fall when they return to the ring. Swagger with a hammer lock into a wrist lock. Swagger lifts Bryan in the air by the injured arm. Swagger wraps the arm in the ropes and he connects with knees to the back. Swagger wit a hammer lock belly-to-belly suplex.
Swagger with a second hammer lock belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Swagger puts Bryan on the top turnbuckle for a hammer lock belly-to-belly superplex but Bryan escapes and he hits the flying knee for the three count.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Vickie comes out and she is accompanied by Kane. Vickie congratulates Daniel on his victory. For that inspiring performance, he has been given the opportunity to wrestle in another match tonight. Daniel will face Antonio Cesaro and it will happen now.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Daniel Bryan versus Antonio Cesaro (with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger)
Cesaro runs Bryan into the corner and he punches and kicks Bryan in the injured shoulder. Cesaro with more kicks to Bryan before the referee pulls Cesaro out of the corner. Cesaro chokes Bryan with his boot and then Cesaro wrings the arm into the ring post. Cesaro slams the arm into the mat.
Cesaro continues to use the ropes to work over the arm and do more damage. Cesaro stands on the injured arm while Bryan is in the ropes. Cesaro with a wrist lock and arm bar into a top wrist lock. Cesaro charges into the corner and Bryan with a drop toe hold. Bryan with kicks to Cesaro in the corner. Bryan puts Cesaro on the turnbuckles but Cesaro with a kick and then he hits a Koloff-esque knee drop to the arm for a near fall.
Cesaro with a key lock followed by a hammer lock slam and knee drop to the arm for a near fall. Cesaro with a wrist lock while manipulating the fingers. Cesaro with a kick to Bryan. Cesaro slams the arm into the mat again. Cesaro with an arm wringer that sends Bryan across the ring.
Cesaro sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and Bryan with an elbow. Bryan with a cross body but Cesaro catches Bryan and hits a shoulder breaker for a near fall. Cesaro returns to the arm bar. Bryan with a punch but Cesaro with a European uppercut. Bryan ducks down when Cesaro charges at him and Cesaro goes over the top rope to the floor. Bryan with a suicide dive onto Cesaro and Cesaro hits the announce table.
Bryan sends Cesaro back into the ring and Colter gets on the steps and the distraction allows Cesaro to kick Bryan off the apron and to the floor. Swagger has a steel chair but the referee sees him so Swagger drops the chair and he is sent to the back by the referee. Colter tries to argue his case and Colter is sent to the back as well.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cesaro with an arm bar and Irish whip followed by European uppercuts in the corner. Cesaro wraps the arm in the ropes and Cesaro with a running European uppercut. Cesaro puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and Cesaro with forearms to the chest. Cesaro sets for a superplex but Bryan with punches and he knocks Cesaro to the mat with a head butt.
Bryan with a missile drop kick to Cesaro and both men are down. Bryan gets a second wind and he kicks Cesaro in the chest. Bryan sets for the round kick but Cesaro blocks it and he puts Bryan in the Giant Swing. Bryan rolls to the floor before Cesaro can try to finish off Bryan.
Cesaro rolls to the floor and he sends Bryan back into the ring. Bryan with a small package for a near fall. Bryan with the pop up European uppercut but Bryan kicks out at two. Cesaro waits for Bryan to get up. Cesaro with a running European uppercut into the corner followed by punches. Bryan with a flying knee and both men are down.
Kane grabs Bryan and choke slams him so the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Daniel Bryan (by Disqualification)
After the match, Kane goes to the floor and he takes the mic. Kane says that Cesaro has been disqualified due to outside interference. Kane sarcastically announces Daniel Bryan as the winner of the match. Kane walks to the back.
Cesaro hits the Gotch Style Neutralizer on Bryan.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Christian. Renee asks Christian about his actions and more aggressive attitude. Will it help against Sheamus. Christian says that when he came back, he said he was desperate and he knew that the window to become WWE World Champion was starting to close. The last few weeks haven’t gone the way he wanted and he is in a bad mood.
If he does not figure this out for himself, who will? Will Renee figure it out? Will the people in the arena? Will the sloths who are sitting at home stuffing their faces with chips and hot dogs figure it out?
Christian says that if he wants one more match, he has to do it himself. He is desperate and desperation equals dangerous. Sheamus will find out tonight. Christian says that he will win the Elimination Chamber and main event Wrestlemania. He will become the WWE World Champion if it is the last thing that he does.
We go to commercial.
The Wyatts appear on the TitanTron and Bray says that they are here.
Bray says that there really ain’t much left to say. The Shield don’t realize it yet, but they are three dominos set up in a line. Once they fall, the next will follow. They ask, they beg and they plead for the people to believe in them. Bray wonders how you can believe in the Shield when they are on their knees looking up at the Eater of Worlds. Follow the Buzzards.
We go to commercial.
Harper and Rey start things off. Luke runs Rey into the ropes and connects with forearms and he stands on Rey’s throat. Rey slides between the legs. Cody makes the tag and Rey with a kick followed by a double drop kick to Harper. Cody with a wrist lock but Harper with a punch and European uppercut. Harper with a head butt. Cody with a flying clothesline and he gets a near fall. Harper with a kick to Rhodes and he connects with an uppercut. Rowan tags in and he kicks Rhodes.
Rowan with a forearm to the back followed by a head butt. Rowan gets Cody up for a power slam but Cody escapes and he hits a drop kick to the knee. Goldust tags in and he punches Rowan in the midsection and then the face. Rowan misses a punch in the corner but Goldust connects with a few shots. Rowan with a knee and Irish whip but Goldust avoids the charge into the corner. Rowan catches Goldust and hits a fallaway slam.
Wyatt wants to be tagged in and he punches Goldust while Rowan holds him. Wyatt with an Irish whip and clothesline to Goldust. Bray leans back to look at Goldust as we go to commercial.
Wyatt with an elbow drop for a near fall. Wyatt chokes Goldust in the ropes and Rowan tags in and he gives Goldust a head butt. Goldust with a punch but Rowan with a kick. Rowan with a forearm followed by a knee drop to the midsection and Rowan gets a near fall. Harper tags in and he hits a series of elbow drops.
Harper with a rear chin lock on Goldust. Harper with a side head lock while Wyatt watches anxiously. Goldust with punches to Harper but Harper with a back elbow. Harper with a Gator Roll into a side head lock.
Goldust with punches but Harper with elbows and then he gives Goldust another Gator Roll. Harper with a side head lock as Goldust gets back to his feet. Goldust with a punch but Harper with an uppercut. Goldust fights his way out of the corner and hits a flip piledriver but he cannot capitalize.
Cody tag in and he hits a springboard drop kick followed by a drop down uppercut. Harper with an Irish whip but Cody with a boot. Cody goes up top and hits the moonsault for a near fall. Rey makes the tag and Cody sends Harper over the top rope to the floor. Rey with a kick to Harper from the apron and then Cody assists Rey for a sliding cross body to Harper on the floor. Rey sends Harper into the apron with a head scissors.
Back in the ring, Harper gets sent into the ropes due to a Mysterio head scissors. Harper is able to get to his feet and he hits a boot to the head. Wyatt tags in and gets a near fall. Wyatt with punches to Rey and then he punches Rey in the corner and follows with head butts and kicks.
Rowan tags in and he slams Rey and hits Rey in the back with a forearm. Rowan picks up Rey and swings him around in a bear hug. Rey with elbows to get out of the hold but Rowan with a side slam for a near fall. Harper tags in and he kicks Rey. Harper with an elbow drop and a rake of the eyes. Harper with a European uppercut or two and then he rakes the eyes again.
Harper with a suplex and he tags in Wyatt. Harper with an elbow drop and Wyatt with an Irish whip. Wyatt with a splash into the corner. Wyatt goes for a second splash but Rey moves and sends Bray into the turnbuckles with a drop toe hold. Rowan tags in and he gets between Rey and his corner to prevent the tag. Rowan runs into a boot from Rey and Goldust tags in. Goldust with a clothesline followed by a kick nad punch. GOldust with a reverse atomic drop and then he hits a spinebuster. Goldust punches Harper off the apron. Rowan with a knee to the midsection. Goldust with a back elbow and then he goes upt op for a corkscrew cross body.
Wyatt tries to interfere but Goldust moves and Wyatt goes to the floor. Goldust with a drop down uppercut that sends Rowan into the ropes. Rey hits the 619 and Goldust with a power slam for a near fall. Harper pulls Goldust from the ring. Rey goes for a head scissors off the apron but Harper catches Rey and sends him into the ringside barrier. Goldust with a double jump cross body onto Harper.
Wyatt tags himself in and Goldust with a bulldog to Rowan but Goldust does not realize that Wyatt is legal. Goldust sets for Shattered Dreams but Wyatt with a POUNCE because Goldust does not realize who the legal person is in the match. Wyatt with the kiss followed by Sister Abigail for the three count.
Winners: Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erick Rowan
We take a look at the issues between Christian and Sheamus from last week that led to tonight’s match between the two.
Byron Saxton is in the locker room with Sheamus. Byron asks Sheamus about his match tonight and the Chamber match on Sunday. Sheamus says that he thinks he might be at fault for Christian’s more aggressive side because the Brogue Kick might have jarred something loose. Christian is desperate and dangerous. He couldn’t be happier because he is looking for a knockdown scrap and Christian is just what the doctor ordered.
Last week might have been an accident, but tonight it won’t be an accident . . . fella.
Summer Rae and Fandango dance down half of the screen in the back while Emma and Santino are on the other side.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is in the ring to host the Dance Contest between Emma and Summer Rae.
Summer goes first followed by Emma.
Summer says that she was not ready and she demands that they play her baby Boopsie’s music.
The fans get to vote and Emma is your winner.
Summer cannot believe that she lost and she tries to throw Emma out of the ring, but Emma sends Summer to the floor instead. Fandango attacks Santino and then he sets his sights on Emma and he dances for her. Emma pushes Fandango and he falls over Santino and goes to the floor when Emma drop kicks Fandango in the back.
Santino brings out the cobra and it has a mind of its own. Santino tries to innocently kiss Emma but he misses his opportunity.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Lana in the foreground and Alexander Rusev makes his way into the shot from the back. She says that Alexander knows nothing about entitlement. He will achieve greatness by any means necessary. He is the super athlete . . . Alexander Rusev. Alexander speaks in Bulgarian.
Darren Young is at the announce table to watch the next match since it involves his opponent at Elimination Chamber.
Match Number Four: Titus O’Neil versus Dolph Ziggler
Before the match starts, Titus gives his whistle to a production assistant at ringside.
Ziggler with a waist lock but Titus tosses Ziggler across the ring. Ziggler with a drop kick but Titus catches Ziggler and hits a back breaker and then he throws Ziggler around the ring. Titus barks and then he asks Darren if he is ready for Sunday. Titus with a forearm to Ziggler.
Titus with a chop in the corner. Titus with a boot to the chest and he works on the arm. Titus yells at Darren at the announce table. Titus with a reverse chin lock but Ziggler with a jawbreaker. Titus misses a charge into the corner and Ziggler with a cross body and a splash into the corner. Ziggler with punches to Titus followed by a neck breaker.
Ziggler misses a Fameasser and Titus with a boot to the head.
Darren gets up from the announce table and he takes Titus’ whistle and he blows it. The distraction allows Ziggler to get the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Young whistles his way around the ring.
We go to commercial.
They lock up and Jimmy backs James into the corner. James with kicks and he sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles. Jimmy tries for a hip toss but James blocks it. James with a kick followed by a boot to the head. James gets a near fall. James with a rear chin lock with his knee in the back. James with a kick to the back.
James with a kick and punch in the corner. James with a snap mare and he gets a near fall. James with a rear chin lock. Jimmy with a Samoan drop followed by a savate kick. James with a series of jabs to Jimmy but Jimmy with a Bubba Bomb. Jimmy sets for the running butt splash into the corner but James rolls to the floor.
James with a punch to Jimmy and then he returns to the ring and kicks Jimmy. James tries for the pump handle slam but Jimmy escapes and he hits a super kick for the three count.
Winner: Jimmy Uso
We have a video package for the Elimination Chamber Match.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Christian versus Sheamus
They lock up and Sheamus backs Christian into the corner and he gives a clean break. They lock up again and Sheamus backs Christian into the corner again and he gives a second clean break. Christian with a side head lock but Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and Christian goes to the floor. Christian returns to the ring and Christian with a waist lock. Sheamus with an elbow and shoulder tackle.
Christian goes to the apron. Christian returns to the ring and they lock up again. Christian with punches to Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick and forearms to the back. Sheamus sends Christian into the turnbuckles and then he punches Christian. Sheamus with a series of Irish whips. Christian ducks down when Sheamus charges at him and Sheamus goes over the top rope to the floor.
Christian tries for a baseball slide but Sheamus moves. Sheamus tries to send Christian into the ring post but Christian avoids it. Sheamus picks up Christian and he hits the Finlay Slam as we go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Christian punches Sheamus. Christian with a drop toe hold but Sheamus blocks the punch when Christian slingshots to the floor. Christian avoids the forearms from Sheamus and goes to the floor. Sheamus runs Christian into the ringside barrier.
Christian sends Sheamus into the Garcia Cubicle and the referee starts his count. Christian removes the padding from the ringside barrier and Christian pulls Sheamus into the exposed part of the barrier to work on the surgically repaired shoulder.
Christian goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick and gets a near fall. Christian stomps on the previously injured arm. The referee checks on Sheamus to see if he is okay. Christian punches Sheamus in the arm. Christian wraps the arm in the ropes before the referee gets to five.
Sheamus with punches to Christian. Christian with a double sledge to the arm and then he stomps on the elbow. Sheamus bites to rope to fight through the pain. Christian continues with kicks to the arm. Christian with a key lock and then he gets a near fall when he takes Sheamus to the mat. Christian with head butts to the injured arm. Christian gets a near fall.
Christian with an arm bar. Sheamus punches Christian and Christian punches back. Christian with a kick and he tries for the Killswitch but Sheamus counters and tries for a belly-to-back suplex. Christian lands on his feet and he connects with a punch. Sheamus with a European uppercut. Christian with a punch and Sheamus with another European uppercut. Christian with a back elbow and he goes to the turnbuckles.
Sheamus stops Christian and he press slams Christian to the mat. Sheamus with two running double sledges and then he sends Christian into the turnbuckles with a shoulder. Sheamus with a running knee lift. Sheamus picks up Christian for a power slam and Sheamus gets a near fall. Christian kicks Sheamus and he sets for a tornado divorce court for a near fall.
Christian slingshots to the floor and he connects with an uppercut. Sheamus with the forearms across the chest to Christian on the apron and then Sheamus tries for White Noise but Christian escapes and he sends Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post. Christian with a near fall on a rollup. Christian goes to the turnbuckles again and he sets for a Tornado DDT but Sheamus counters with a uranage back breaker.
Sheamus holds on and hits another one. Sheamus looks around and he signals for the Brogue Kick and pounds his chest. Christian rolls to the floor and Sheamus follows. Christian returns to the ring and he tries for a shoulder but Sheamus side steps him and Sheamus with a kick to the chest and he goes up top.
Christian slams Sheamus to the mat and then Christian with a corkscrew back elbow from the turnbuckles. Christian sets for the Killswitch but Sheamus hits White Noise for the three count.
After the match, Sheamus celebrates on the turnbuckles, but Christian knocks Sheamus off the turnbuckles to the floor.
We go to credits.