John Cena makes his way to the ring.
We see footage from the end of the six man tag match on Raw when Roman Reigns AND Seth Rollins broke up the cover by Langston to cause a disqualification.
John says that we just saw Big E Langston, CM Punk, and him laying waste to the Shield. There were people wearing Santa hats. Tonight is more important because tonight is the last Smackdown of 2013. This audience will help the WWE Universe ring in the new year. He wants excitement and noise.
He says that we need to have fun because once the new year comes, the fun is over because of New Yearâ€™s Resolutions. John says that he wants to give a bear hug to a real bear. He wants to star in a 1-800-FELLA commercial. He wants to get the lead in the musical of No Holds Barred. He wants to do a hip hop album with the Great Khali. He wants to get the reboot of Manimal off the ground with Michael Cole doing the voice for Doctor Jonathan Chase. He also wants to get an early start on drafting his XFL Fantasy Team. John wants to gain 40 pounds.
John says that he can do that tonight because the weight of the WWE Championship Belt is about 40 pounds. Since John has a rematch, maybe Randy Orton is in the back listening to everyone. Maybe Randy will walk down the aisle and ring in the new year with Randy Orton versus John Cena for the WWE World Championship.
Instead of Randy Orton, the music for The Shield plays and they make their way down the aisle. They surround the ring. Cena tries to fight them off, but the numbers are too great and they work over Cena until . . .
Mark Henryâ€™s music plays and Mark runs to the ring and he takes care of Rollins, Reigns, and Ambrose. Eventually, the Shield get Henry to the ground and they work him over until . . .
Big E Langstonâ€™s music plays and Langston goes after Reigns and sends him to the floor. Cena sends Ambrose to the floor. Henry sends Rollins to the floor.
Kane makes his way to the stage and he has something to say. As the Director of Operations, it is obvious to him that everyone has some issues to work out before the end of the year. The Shield will be in three singles matches. Dean Ambrose will face Big E Langston. Mark Henry will face Roman Reigns. Seth Rollins will face John Cena.
Kane signals that his comments are over by summoning fire from the ring posts.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt)
Jey and Haper start things off and Jey with a forearm to Rowan on the apron and then he sends Harper to the floor when he ducks down when Harper charges at him. Jimmy with a plancha onto Rowan while Harper returns to the ring. Jey with a savate kick and rollup for a near fall. Harper with an uppercut and then he kicks Jimmy off the apron.
Harper runs into an uppercut and then Jey goes off the turnbuckles with a corkscrew senton for a near fall. Jey with a super kick and Rowan makes the blind tag. Jey avoids a running boot from Harper but he runs into a forearm from Rowan and then Harper with a lariat before Rowan hits a splash and gets the three count.
Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
After the match, Bray rolls Jimmy back into the ring and Rowan and Harper hold Jimmy for Bray to stare into his eyes from the different perspective. Bray with the kiss and then he hits Sister Abigail.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Renee Young is in the interview area with Randy Orton. She asks Randy if he has any New Yearâ€™s Resolutions for 2014. Randy says that he has nothing to prove. Since Renee asked so nicely, he will answer the question. Maybe Randy will enter the Royal Rumble, win it, and then go to Wrestlemania to watch it from a luxury box and write his Hall of Fame acceptance speech. Then he will go to Raw the next night and retire as the WWE World Champion and induct himself into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Dolph Ziggler interrupts and he says that he didnâ€™t know that there was a Hall of Fame for Spineless WWE World Champions. Dolph says that he will be the guy to finally shut Orton up.
Orton says that it sounds like someone wants an RKO.
Kane interrupts and says that as Director of Operations, he is here to guarantee a calm work environment. Randy and Dolph will settle this in the ring tonight.
Dolph leaves and Kane tells Randy that backstage must be a safe zone, but in the ring . . .
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Cody Rhodes (with Goldust) versus Antonio Cesaro (with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger)
They lock up and Cesaro backs into the ropes. They lock up again and Rhodes with a side head lock and take down. Rhodes holds on to the side head lock when Cesaro tries to send Rhodes off the ropes. Cesaro with a hammer lock but Cody with a drop toe hold into a front face lock.
Cesaro returns to the hammer lock and Rhodes sends Cesaro to the floor. Goldust barks in Cesaroâ€™s face and we have a standoff on the floor. They return to the ring and Cesaro with a kick. Cesaro with an Irish whip but Cody floats over into a sunset flip for a near fall.
Cesaro and Cody exchange forearms but Cody is sent to the floor and Goldust goes to protect his brother from an attack by Swagger. Cesaro sends Cody back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Cesaro puts Codyâ€™s arms in the ropes and he pulls Cody and then connects with a series of punches. Cesaro with a European uppercut followed by a suplex for a near fall. Cesaro with a rear chin lock.
Cody with punches and a rake of the eyes followed by a leaping knee and a drop down uppercut. Rhodes with a gourdbuster for a near fall. Cody with a forearm to the back. Cody with a rebound clothesline and then he knocks Swagger off the apron. Cesaro with a European uppercut to the back of the neck followed by a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Darren Young and Titus Oâ€™Neil versus Ryback and Curtis Axel
Young and Ryback start things off and they lock up. Ryback sends Young to the mat and then he kicks Young and connects with a forearm. Ryback with a punch and kick. Young avoids a slam and clothesline and he connects with a punch and drop kick to the knee. Young with a boot to the head and he tags in Titus.
Titus sends Young onto Ryback with a gourdbuster. Titus with a European uppercut. Ryback with punches and Titus goes to a knee. Ryback with a forearm to the back. Titus with a shoulder tackle and he barks. Titus with a forearm to the back and punches. Ryback with an elbow and Axel makes the tag and he connects with a knee from the apron.
Ryback with a shoulder and then Axel with kicks to Titus. The referee warns Curtis. Curtis with a chop. Titus chops back and Axel with a kick. Axel with a drop kick to Titus and then he kicks and chokes Titus. Axel tells Titus to bark like a dog now. Ryback tags in and he connects with forearm to the chest. Ryback with a kick to the back. Ryback with a front face lock.
Ryback with shoulders in the corner and Axel tags in and he punches Titus in the chest. Axel slaps Titus in the head but Titus with a boot to the chest. Darren tags in and he kicks Axel followed by a clothesline. Young with an overhead belly-to-belly throw and then he goes after Ryback on the apron. Darren with a clothesline into the corner and a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall.
Titus and Ryback get involved in the ring. Titus and Darren clothesline Ryback over the top rope to the floor. Titus goes to the floor and Axel tries for an Oâ€™Connor Roll but Young rolls through and gets the three count.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus Oâ€™Neil
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Randy Orton versus Dolph Ziggler in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Orton backs Ziggler into the corner until the referee separates them. Orton goes to the floor. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton looks around and smiles before he poses. Orton with a kick and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler blocks a punch and he punches Orton in the corner.
Orton with a kick and head butt to Ziggler. Orton with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Orton picks up Ziggler and Irish whips Ziggler but Ziggler with an uppercut. Ziggler punches Orton and then climbs the turnbuckles for more punches. Ziggler with a snap mare and it is time for a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall.
Orton sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles to stop Zigglerâ€™s advantage. Orton punches Ziggler and Ziggler punches back. Orton with a kick and forearm but Ziggler with a drop kick and Orton goes to the floor. Ziggler tries to stop Orton before he can get to the floor and we go to commercial.
Orton returns to the ring but it was just a way to anger Ziggler. Ziggler follows after Orton and he hits Orton from behind. Ziggler with punches but Orton with a kick and he tries to send Ziggler into the steps but Ziggler blocks it and he sends Orton into the ring steps. Ziggler rolls Orton into the ring and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler tries for a neck breaker but Orton sends Ziggler off the ropes and Orton with a back elbow. Orton misses a charge into the corner and Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and Ziggler is sent shoulder first into the ring post and Ziggler goes to the floor and Ziggler holds his neck.
Orton waits for Ziggler to get back into the ring while the referee makes his count. Ziggler is able to get into the ring at nine. Orton with a boot to Ziggler and then he stomps on the chest and then he connects with a leaping knee drop to the side of the head and Orton gets a near fall.
Orton with a reverse chin lock on Ziggler. Ziggler with punches but Orton with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Orton returns to the reverse chin lock. Ziggler gets to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker to escape the hold. Ziggler with a kick and cross body but instead of making the cover he punches Orton. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash into the corner and then he punches Orton.
Ziggler with a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Both men are down. Ziggler tries for the Fameasser but misses. Orton tries for the snap power slam but Ziggler holds on to the ropes and Orton goes to the mat. Ziggler with a DDT and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler goes to the apron and he starts to climb the turnbuckles but he takes too much time and Orton crotches Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Orton with a forearm to the back and then he connects with a head butt. Orton climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex, but Ziggler knocks Orton off with a head butt. Ziggler with a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler with punches and the referee warns Ziggler. Orton with a thumb to the eye when the referee was not looking and Orton with an RKO and he gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton sends Ziggler into the announce table and then into the ring steps. Orton slams Zigglerâ€™s head into the apron and then he sends Ziggler into the ring post. Orton sends Ziggler into the Garcia Cubicle. Orton picks up Ziggler and puts him on the ringside barrier for an IEDDT.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Shield in their secret clubhouse/basement and Dean Ambrose says that 2014 will be just like 2013 was and this evolutionary machine will continue to wreak havoc on the WWE. Nothing changes. Big E Langston got a little taste of the Shield tonight, but he has bitten off more than he can chew.
Roman says that Mark Henry, the Worldâ€™s Strongest Man, the owner of the Hall of Pain. Tonight he walks into Romanâ€™s world and he gives pain a whole new meaning.
Seth says that John believes in Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. Right now, there is nothing more important than him putting his boot in the back of Johnâ€™s head and driving his head into the mat.
Match Number Five: Damien Sandow versus Daniel Bryan
They lock up and Sandow misses a punch but Bryan does not miss with kicks and the referee warns him. Sandow with a kick and forearm. Sandow with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Bryan with a knee to the midsection and Sandow is down. The referee holds Bryan back and Sandow with a kick to the knee.
Sandow with forearms to Bryan in the ropes. Sandow sends Bryan to the floor and he sends Bryan into the ringside barrier. Bryan is sent back into the ring and Sandow gets a near fall. Sandow with a front face lock and knees to the midsection. Sandow with a slam and he sets for the Elbow of Disdain and he connects.
Sandow with a near fall. Sandow with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Bryan with punches but Sandow with a back elbow. Sandow sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he connects with a head butt. Bryan flips over Sandow on an Irish whip and Bryan with a flying clothesline. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner.
Bryan puts Sandow on the turnbuckles and he goes for a super rana and he connects. Bryan with kicks to the chest and he sets for the round kick but Sandow ducks it. Sandow with a rollup for a near fall. Bryan with a round kick to the head and Bryan sets for the flying knee and he connects for the three count.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, the lights go out and Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron. Bray says that even though they have stuck him with all of these daggers, he is still walking upright. Bray says that he admires Danielâ€™s courage. The people have chosen Daniel. The same way that Daniel chose them. Like a moth gathered to a flame. Daniel has forgotten who controls this inferno. He is more than a man . . . he is a God.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Dean Ambrose (with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) versus Big E Langston (with John Cena and Mark Henry) in a Non Title Match
Langston runs Ambrose into the corner and he connects with shoulders. Langston with an Irish whip and a shoulder into the corner. Langston with another Irish whip and Ambrose gets his boot up. Ambrose with a clothesline and then he punches Langston. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose with punches to Langston and then Ambrose with a drop kick while Langston is against the ropes.
Ambrose with a near fall and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Langston with punches but Ambrose with a knee to the midsection and Ambrose goes up top. Langston press slams Ambrose and then he hits a few clotheslines followed by a belly-to-belly suplex and an Ultimate Warrior Splash. Ambrose sends Langston to the floor and we have a brief standoff with all six men on the floor.
Ambrose sends Langston back into the ring and Langston with a body block and the straps are down and Langston hits the Big Ending for the three count.
Winner: Big E Langston
After the match, Roman Reigns gets into the ring to stare down Big E Langston. Mark Henry gets in the ring and we go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Mark Henry (with Big E Langston and John Cena) versus Roman Reigns (with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose)
They circle each other in the ring and they lock up. Henry pushes Reigns away and Reigns wants a test of strength but Reigns with a kick and forearms to Henry followed by uppercuts Reigns with a punch and Henry pushes Reigns over the top rope to the floor. Henry goes after Reigns and he connects with a head butt on the floor and then Henry runs Reignsâ€™ back into the apron.
Henry rolls Reigns back into the ring for a near fall. Henry with a head butt that staggers Reigns. Henry with a big boot to Reigns. Reigns rolls to the apron and he drops Henry on the top rope. Reigns with a Superman punch and he gets a near fall. Reigns with kicks to Henry and then he punches him. Henry pushes Reigns away and Reigns kicks Henry and applies a rear chin lock.
Reigns turns it into a front face lock and Henry gets to his feet and he throws Reigns to the mat. Henry with a shoulder tackle or three. Henry with a JYD head butt followed by a splash into the corner. Henry sets for a power slam but Reigns escapes and hits a Samoan drop. Reigns with a Superman punch and he hits the spear and gets the three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Langston and Cena check on Henry and roll him out of the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Eight: Seth Rollins versus John Cena
They lock up and Rollins with a side head lock. Cena with a wrist lock and snap mare but Rollins with a front face lock. Cena with a hammer lock. Rollins gets to his feet and Rollins with a reversal and side head lock. Cena with a hip toss and Rollins rolls to the floor to talk with Dean and Roman about what to do.
Rollins returns to the ring and he kicks Cena and connects with a forearm. Cena with punches to Rollins. Cena with an Irish whip but Cena hits the turnbuckles with his sternum when Rollins moves. Rollins kicks Cena and punches him. Rollins kicks Cena in the corner and the referee warns him.
Rollins with a kick to the chest followed by punches. Cena with punches of his own. Cena with an Irish whip and he tries for the bulldog but Rollins pushes Cena away. Rollins with a clothesline and Cena is down. Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins with a Cobra Clutch on Cena and he gets on Cenaâ€™s back to add more pressure for Cena to escape. Rollins with a rear chin lock. Cena gets Rollins on his back and he backs Rollins into the corner.
Cena runs into a boot and Cena goes down. Rollins with a knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a kick to the ribs while Reigns taunts Cena from the floor. Rollins chokes Cena in the ropes.
Rollins punches Cena and he hangs Cena over the apron and he connects with forearms. Rollins with a boot to the head from the floor. Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins with a rear chin lock. Cena gets back to his feet and he snap mares Rollins. Cena with a clothesline and both men are down.
Cena misses a clothesline and Rollins with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Rollins with another near fall.
We are back and Rollins with a punch to Cena. Rollins with another punch to Cena and Cena goes down again. Rollins has something to say to Henry and Langston before returning to his opponent. Rollins with a hard Irish whip and Cena struggles to get back to his feet.
Rollins puts Cena in the corner and he punches him in the back and then punches him in the head. Cena with an Irish whip and Rollins flips in the corner before falling to the mat. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles but Rollins avoids the Blue Thunder Bomb and Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles. Rollins gets a near fall.
Rollins with a forearm to the back of the head. Rollins mocks Cena and he punches Cena again. Cena counters a neck breaker with a Blue Thunder Bomb and he hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Rollins lands on his feet on an Attitude Adjustment and Rollins hits Cena with an uppercut and a Blockbuster for a near fall.
Rollins waits for Cena to get back to his feet for a running forearm in the corner. Rollins waits for Cena to get up again and Rollins misses a splash into the corner. Cena with a half nelson elevated neck breaker for a near fall. Cena asks the referee if he is sure of the count while Ambrose and Reigns confirm the count.
Cena goes up top but he takes too long and Rollins hits the ropes to knock Cena of the turnbuckles. Rollins with an Asai DDT for a near fall. Rollins with punches to Cena but Cena floats over for a power bomb but Rollins tries to counter with a rana but Cena counters that with a power bomb and he gets a near fall.
Cena picks up Rollins for an Attitude Adjustment but Rollins grabs the ropes. Cena pulls Rollins into the center of the ring but Rollins with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Rollins goes up top and connects with a knee to the head but Cena kicks out at two.
Rollins looks around and he gets ready for the Black Out but Cena moves and grabs the leg and tries to apply the STF but Rollins gets to the ropes. Ambrose tries to interfere but Langston takes care of him and they fight to the floor. Langston sends Ambrose over the announce table. Reigns with a Superman punch to Langston but Henry grabs Reigns and sends him over the announce table onto Ambrose.
Back in the ring, Rollins with a springboard clothesline attempt but Cena catches Rollins and rolls through to hit an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena