Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
WWE Smackdown Results 8/2/13
Aug 3, 2013 - 12:28:29 AM
We are in Houston, Texas and your announcers are Alex Riley and Michael Cole.
Alberto Del Rio is in the ring and he is about to announce the person he will face for the World Title at SummerSlam. Alberto says that he wants to start off by saying thank you . . . thank you for nothing. When he was champion before, the people did not support him. They did not want him to be their champion.
Alberto says that there is nothing that the people can do about him being champion. Alberto thanks one person. The person with vision and leadership. That person is Vickie Guerrero. John Cena was allowed to choose his opponent for SummerSlam and Vickie has allowed him to do the same thing. He wants everyone to cheer for Vickie.
John Cena wasted his pick by choosing that little troll Daniel Bryan. We all know that John Cena only did that because he is afraid of Alberto Del Rio. That is when Alberto started thinking. Why don’t you choose, the Beast . . . Brock Lesnar? It turns out that Lesnar has different plans for SummerSlam so that is his lost.
Why not go loco and give a shot to Houston’s own . . . Booker T? Alberto remembered that Booker, just like everything else to come out of Houston is a big disappointment. The person he chose deserved this opportunity more than anyone. He is one of the greatest athletes of all time. He is big, fast, strong, and vicious. He is the perfect opponent for Alberto Del Rio. That is why he is going to give this person his first opportunity to be World Champion.
Alberto announces that his opponent is . . .
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she throws a few excuse me's Alberto’s way.
Alberto wants to hug Vickie but Vickie only has excuse me's for Alberto. She says that it seems like Alberto is trying to disrespect her. Vickie says that Daniel Bryan is a worthy competitor for the WWE Title. Instead, Alberto chooses Ricardo. He is a jiggly little manchild. He expected so much more from Alberto.
Alberto tells Vickie not to be mad at her. He says that he can pick someone else to be his opponent for SummerSlam. Alberto picks . . .
The Brooklyn Brawler.
Vickie tells Alberto to listen to her. The man who appointed her general manager would not like that decision either. Since she knew that Alberto would make an immature decision, at SummerSlam, Alberto will face the winner of the match between Rob Van Dam, Christian, and Randy Orton.
Alex and Michael talk about the main event. They also talk about Kaitlyn getting a title match against AJ Lee tonight, in her home town. CM Punk will face Fandango after what happened last week.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alex and Michael discuss the situation between Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. We have highlights from last week when Cody Rhodes decided to get timesharing with the briefcase and then he taught it how to swim later in the show.
Match Number One: Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Cody Rhodes
Before the match, Zeb Colter tells the people of Texas that they are a shame. He says that he saw hundreds of people . . .
Cody attacks Swagger before Colter can show us how people SNEAK across the border.
Rhodes punches Swagger and then he connects with the drop down uppercut and then he knees Swagger in the head and he gets a near fall. Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam and then he backs Cody into the corner and connects with knees to the midsection. Swagger with an Irish whip and a running knee into the corner.
Swagger with a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall. Swagger traps the arms and he utters ‘We The People’ a few times. Cody gets to his feet and Cody with elbows. Swagger with a shoulder to counter Beautiful Disaster and then Swagger gets a near fall with a Swagger Bomb. Swagger with forearms to the back.
Swagger tries for the Doctor Bomb but Cody with a sunset flip for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to commercial.
We are back and Josh Mathews is in the back with Cody Rhodes. Josh asks Cody about last week when he threw Damien Sandow’s briefcase in the Gulf of Mexico. Cody says that there were six others in the match and it was every man for himself. He does not blame Damien for preventing him from getting the contract. He might have done the same thing.
He is fed up with Damien. He does not like anyone who talks down to himself or anyone. Cody says that throwing the briefcase into the Gulf was like the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
He was part of the Rhodes Scholars. Contrary to Damien, the best part was Rhodes.
Damien attacks Cody from behind and he connects with knees and forearms. Damien slams Cody’s head into a case while officials pull him off Cody. An official checks on Cody.
Match Number Two: Sin Cara versus Big E Langston
Cara with kicks and forearms while the lights go down. Langston with a body block. Cara with an enzuigiri and he gets a near fall. We see Ziggler watching from the locker room. Langston with a back body drop and then he applies a side head lock and he squeezes Cara’s head. Cara with knees to the back but Langston with a clothesline.
Langston hangs Cara over the apron and he connects with a forearm across the back of the head. Langston with a camel clutch in the rope and the referee warns Langston. Langston with an abdominal stretch. Langston grabs the ropes for extra leverage but the referee sees it and he tells Langston to release the hold. Langston with a kick.
Cara with enzuigiris on the apron and then he goes for a springboard cross body but Langston catches him. Cara with kicks after escaping the Big Ending. Cara goes for a springboard moonsault but Langston catches him and hits the Big Ending and gets the three count.
Winner: Big E Langston
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Wyatt Family video.
Alex and Michael talk about the Wyatt Family.
Renee Young is in the back with Kaitlyn and she is joined by Layla El. Renee asks Kaitlyn what her strategy is. Kaitlyn says that she let AJ mess with her head and she says fool me once, shame on you . . . fool me twice, you’re gonna get a spear.
Kaitlyn says that she is from Houston, and this is the arena where she won the Divas Championship for the first time. History will repeat itself.
Layla says that she has never seen anyone with the drive and determination that Kaitlyn has.
Kaitlyn is touched by what Layla said.
Vickie tells Alberto that she wasn’t born yesterday.
Alberto tells Vickie that she went back on her word because she said that he could pick whoever he wanted.
Vickie asks Alberto if he is afraid of competition.
Alberto says that he is not afraid of anyone. He says this is not the way you treat a champion.
Brad Maddox enters and Vickie yells at him. Brad says that he agrees with Vickie’s decision.
Alberto breathes heavily and then he leaves.
Match Number Three: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus CM Punk
Fandango avoids Punk and Punk responds with kicks and a forearm. Punk with a slam followed by an elbow drop. Punk with chops and punches to Fandango. Punk with a snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Fandango with a side head lock of his own. Fandango with a shoulder tackle. Punk with a back heel kick and a back elbow.
Punk gets a near fall. Fandango sends Punk into the turnbuckles with a drop toe hold and he tries for a suplex but Punk escapes and he hits a leg lariat. Punk tries for the Go To Sleep but Fandango goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Summer stands between Punk and Fandango. Fandango attacks Punk and then he Irish whips Punk into the ring steps. Punk holds his shoulder but he gets back into the ring. Fandango with punches and then he rubs Punk’s face across the mat. Fandango with an Irish whip. Fandango with another hard Irish whip and Punk continues to hold his right arm.
Fandango punches Punk followed by an elbow to the head. Fandango with a punch and Punk goes down to the mat. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Punk with punches and he tries for a sunset flip but Fandango stays on his feet and Fandango with a kick for a near fall. Fandango with a reverse chin lock.
Punk gets to his feet and he connects with some elbows and chops. Punk with a punch and forearms using his left arm. Punk with an Irish whip but Fandango gets his foot up and he gets a near fall. Fandango goes to the turnbuckles for a knee drop but he misses when Punk moves out of the way. Punk continues to favor his arm and he avoids a splash by Fandango. Punk with forearms followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.
Punk with the running knee into the corner followed by a short arm clothesline. Punk goes up top for the elbow drop but Fandango rolls to the apron and Punk returns to the mat. Fandango with an enzuigiri to Punk and then he hits a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Fandango goes up top for the FandangoBama Jam but Punk hits the ropes and Fandango is crotched. Punk tries for a superplex and he hits it after blowing a kiss. Punk with the Anaconda Vice and Fandango taps out.
Winner: CM Punk
Renee Young is with Rob Van Dam in the back. She asks Rob about his chance to be number one contender. He says that he feels fantastic and he has been on top of his game. He is ready for Randy Orton and Christian. Neither are a pushover, but they are not Rob Van Dam.
Christian enters and he says that it is good to see Rob and he tells Rob that things have changed since Rob has been gone, some things have changed and some have not. Everyone knows that Captain Charisma deserves one more match.
Randy Orton enters and he says that he deserves one more loss. He also says that even though he has the WWE Title briefcase, it doesn’t mean he will be complacent. Maybe he will be the WWE and World Champion at the same time. He tells Rob that he has a surprise for him and it is a welcome back gift. It is an R-K-. . .
Rob calls Randy bro and says that this is his interview time. He says that he did not come for a stroll down memory lane. He came back to get some gold. There will be one winner and it will be him.
Renee leaves and they talk some trash before we go to commercial.
We are back and we are told that Brad Maddox and Vickie Guerrero have banned Big E Langston from ringside for AJ’s matches.
Match Number Four: Kaitlyn (with Layla El) versus AJ Lee for the Divas Title
AJ goes after Kaitlyn and she punches her but the referee pulls her off Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn picks up AJ and runs her into the turnbuckles. Kaitlyn with a shoulders in the corner. Kaitlyn with a short arm clothesline. AJ with an arm wringer that sends Kaitlyn into the ropes. AJ with a reverse chin lock and she gets on Kaitlyn’s back to add more pressure.
Kaitlyn gets back to her feet and she backs AJ into the turnbuckles. AJ with a clothesline and she skips around the ring. AJ with a kick but Kaitlyn with a drop kick. Kaitlyn with a gutbuster from the shoulders and AJ rolls to the floor.
Kaitlyn goes to the floor after AJ and she sends AJ into the ringside barrier. Kaitlyn goes for a spear but Layla gets in the way. AJ sends Kaitlyn into the ringside barrier and then she sends Kaitlyn back into the ring and she applies the Black Widow and Kaitlyn taps out.
Winner: AJ Lee
After the match, Kaitlyn tries to figure out what happened with Layla.
Layla joins AJ in skipping around the ring.
AJ and Layla hug and we go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
We go to commercial.
Before we find out who will face Alberto Del Rio at SummerSlam, Alberto makes his way to the ring and he calls them the Three Stooges. Alberto says that he will be watching and enjoying seeing them beating the guacamole out of each other. He says that Ricardo could have beaten any of them. At SummerSlam one of them will be tapping out to the World Champion.
Match Number Five: Randy Orton versus Christian versus Rob Van Dam in a Number One Contender Vickie Wouldn’t Let Alberto Pick His Opponent Even Though She Promised Him Match
Orton kicks and punches Christian and then Van Dam punches Orton. Christian with punches to Van Dam. Orton with punches to Christian but Christian punches back. Christian sends Orton to the floor and he deals with Van Dam. Christian with an Irish whip but Van Dam with an elbow and a springboard side kick. Van Dam sets for Rolling Thunder but Orton trips him and pulls Van Dam to the floor.
Orton trie to send Van Dam into the steps but Van Dam blocks it and he sends Orton into the steps. Van Dam puts Orton on the ringside barrier and he goes ot the apron for the guillotine leg drop but Christian stops him momentarily. Van Dam takes care of Christian and then he hits the guillotine leg drop.
All three men are down on the floor. Christian with a spear to Van Dam while he focuses too much on the crowd.
We go to commercial.
Christian with an Irish whip but Van dam floats over and goes to the opposite corner but Christian moves when Van Dam tries for a springboard side kick. Christian with a kick and he hits a tornado DDT but Van Dam kicks out.
Orton with a European uppercut to Christian and he punches Christian. Christian sends Orton into the ropes and he slingshots to the floor but Orton avoids the punch. Christian returns to the ring and he runs into a Thesz Press from Orton. Orton punches Christian but Christian with an elbow and he goes up top.
Orton stops Christian and they exchange punches. Orton with head butts and he goes up for a superplex and he hits it. Orton holds his neck and the delay to make the cover allows Christian to kick out.
Van Dam with clotheslines to Christian and Orton followed by a spinning heel kick to Christian. Van Dam with the step over spin kick to Orton. Van Dam with a monkey flip to Christian followed by a running spin kick to Orton. Van Dam with a slam and he goes up for the split legged moonsault but Orton kicks out.
Van Dam with shoulders in the corner and he does a handspring but Orton with a knee when Van Dam tries for a shoulder. Orton sets for the IEDDT but Christian with a back drop that sends Orton to the floor. Christian with a back body drop that sends Van Dam over the top rope to the floor.
Christian with a baseball slide to Orton and then he slams Orton on the floor. Van dam slams Christian and then Van Dam goes into the ring and he looks around and does the thumb pump and then he hits a flip dive onto Orton and Christian as we go to commercial.
We are back and Christian and Orton exchange punches. Orton with a back body drop to Christian while Van Dam is on the floor. Christian with a boot to Orton and then he goes for a drop kick from the turnbuckles. Orton catches Christian and he gets a near fall with a jackknife cover. Christian counters with a sunset flip.
Christian with an inverted DDT to Orton and he knocks Van Dam off the apron. Christian waits for Orton to get up for the spear but Orton with a leap frog. Christian with a punch and he goes to the turnbuckle for a back elbow. Christian waits for Orton to get up for a Killswitch. Van Dam with a side kick from the top to Orton and Christian with a rollup on Van Dam for a near fall.
Christian with a punch to Van Dam but Van Dam with a kick in the corner and Van Dam goes up top for the Five Star Frog Splash and he hits it. Orton is able to make the save on the cover. Orton sends Van Dam into the turnbuckles and then he punches Van Dam. Van Dam with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with another clothesline. He avoids a clothesline from Van Dam.
Orton waits for the power slam but Van Dam knows that it is coming and he holds on to the ropes. Van Dam with a drop kick that sends Orton to the other side of the ring and Van Dam goes for Rolling Thunder but Orton recovers and hits the power slam. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Van Dam with a shoulder on the apron. Van Dam tries for a slingshot move back into the ring but Orton with a drop kick and Van Dam goes to the floor.
Christian tries for the Killswitch but Orton escapes and he hits the IEDDT on Christian. Orton looks around and he finds the spot to twist to the mat for the push ups prior to the RKO. Orton with an RKO to Van Dam and Christian with a backslide to counter Orton’s attempt at an RKO to get the three count.
After the match, Christian celebrates his chance at ONE MORE MATCH
Christian watches Orton after the match because we know what Randy Orton can do. Orton offers his hand to Christian and he shakes it.
Van Dam shakes Christian’s hand as well.
Josh Mathews asks Christian how he feels. Before Christian can say too much, Alberto Del Rio attacks Christian from behind and he hits a super kick.
Del Rio stands over Christian as we go to credits.
Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com