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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: DANIEL BRYAN EXPLAINS WHAT HAPPENED ON MONDAY; BRYAN/ORTON II; DIVAS (KIND OF) UNITED AGAINST AJ; PAUL HEYMAN TRIES TO AIR SOME DIRTY LAUNDRY; THE SHIELD HAS A NEW TARGET; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-06-21 22:00:33
It is the first day of summer in the WWE (and everywhere else). After Payback, what will happen as we move forward to Money in the Bank and SummerFest (where have you gone Jeremy Piven). We saw a few people return on Monday night and we also saw a man show that he does not want a doctor to stop him despite an injury.

We are in Toledo, Ohio and your announcers are John ‘Jamie Farr’ Layfield and Michael ‘Why do I have to wear a dress tonight’ Cole.

Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring while Michael Cole talks about Randy Orton’s comments about Daniel being the weak link.

Daniel mentions that on Monday night, something happened to him that has never happened before. In his thirteen years in this industry, he has never had a match stopped due to injury. When the doctor asked him if he could continue, he said ‘YES’. Unfortunately, the doctor and WWE Officials did not agree. Officially the company line is that they were concerned for his health, so they stopped the match.

Daniel says that they stopped the match because he is the weak link and that he is not tough enough. That is not the worst part of it. The worst offender and perpetrator is Randy Orton. Daniel shows us footage from the match.

Daniel says that instead of fighting to keep that match going and pleading with doctors and officials to continue the match, Randy Orton picked him up and patted him on the head like he was his little brother or worse, like a little dog. He said ‘Don’t worry little Daniel, it will be okay.”

Daniel says that he saw nothing but pity. He does not care what the doctors or WWE officials think. He does not care what Randy Orton thinks. He will show that he is not the weak link and he will beat Randy Orton tonight.

Daniel says ‘YES’ until Randy Orton’s music plays.

Randy makes his way to the ring and he tells Dan that he has it all wrong. The reason why the match was stopped was because people were concerned for his well-being. Randy wanted to stop but Daniel kept fighting. Randy says that made him respect Daniel more. Randy says that when he helped Daniel up, it was not because of pity. It was because of respect.

Daniel tells Randy not to patronize him. He can look Randy in the eye and he does not see an ounce of respect. All he sees is pity. He knows that Randy thinks he is the weak link. Daniel says that he will prove it tonight just like he proved it last week against the Shield. He will take all of this respect and shove it down Randy’s throat.

Randy tells Daniel that he is way out of line. If he wants it that badly, they will fight. Orton tells Daniel that he will hurt him and tonight, when the officials stop the match, Daniel won’t be walking out, he will be carried out.

He tells Daniel to respect that and then he leaves the ring.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Sheamus versus Cody Rhodes (with Damien Sandow)

Cody with a kick and punches followed by forearms and kicks in the corner until the referee pulls Cody out of the corner. Sheamus with punches and then he sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with forearms to the upper back and then he hits a suplex and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with a wrist lock but Cody with forearms and kicks.

Cody chokes Sheamus in the corner but Sheamus with an Irish whip. Cody tries to float over but Sheamus catches him. Cody gets to the turnbuckles but Sheamus with a snap mare to the mat. Cody goes to the floor. Sheamus goes to the apron but Cody pulls out the ring skirt to trip Sheamus. Cody sends Sheamus shoulder first into the ringside barrier.

Sandow tells Sheamus to stay down but Sheamus does not listen. Cody kicks Sheamus when he returns to the ring and Cody with knee drops to the left arm. Cody wraps the arm in the ropes. Sheamus with punches but Cody with a single arm DDT and he gets a near fall.

Cody slams the arm into the mat and Cody with a running knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Cody with an arm bar and he puts his weight on Sheamus’ back. Sheamus gets back to his feet and he punches Cody. Sheamus misses a running shoulder into the corner and Cody gets a near fall with a rollup.

Cody continues to focus on the injured arm Sheamus punches Cody and then he goes for the slingshot shoulder tackle but Cody catches Sheamus’ arm and he applies a Fujiwara arm bar. Cody goes with a normal arm bar and Sheamus with a punch. Cody traps the arm and he drops it on the top rope.

Sheamus with two running double sledges followed by a running shoulder into the corner and he tries for the running knee lift but Cody knows that is coming and he side steps Sheamus. Sheamus is able to get Cody up and he hits a Finlay Slam. Sandow tries to interfere but Sheamus stops him. Sheamus sends Cody into Sandow and Sandow goes to the floor. Sheamus hits the knee lift and then he tries for White Noise but Cody counters and tries for a sunset flip.

Sheamus counters with a Cloverleaf and Cody taps out.

Winner: Sheamus

After the match, Sandow attacks Sheamus and he punches and kicks Sheamus. The referee tries to get Sandow off Sheamus but it is to no avail. Sandow eventually gives up on his attack and he takes Cody from the ring.

We take a look at the Wyatt Family with another video package.

Curtis Axel makes his way to the ring with Paul Heyman and we go to commercial.

We are back and The Miz has joined Michael and John at the announce table for the next match.

Match Number Two: Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) versus Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title

They lock up and they go around the ring and Wade gives a clean break. They lock up again and Axel with a side head lock. Barrett backs Curtis into the corner and Wade with kicks and a snap mare. Barrett with an elbow drop for a near fall. Barrett with an elbow to the head but Curtis with a drop kick.

Axel with forearms to the upper back and punches to the midsection. Curtis with punches to the midsection. Axel with forearms to Barrett and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a forearm drop and he gets a near fall. Axel punches Barrett and kicks him in the corner. Barrett sends Axel into the turnbuckles and then he hits a running clothesline.

Barrett punches Axel and Heyman warns the referee about a closed fist. Barrett loses focus for a moment and that allows Axel to connect with punches. Barrett with a knee and a suplex for a near fall. Barrett with a forearm to the back and he chokes Axel in the ropes. Barrett puts Axel in the ropes and he connects with knees and then lines up for a running boot to the head and Axel goes to the floor.

Barrett runs Axel into the apron and they return to the ring. Axel with punches and forearms to Barrett. Axel tries for the Perfectplex but Barrett blocks it and then he connects with a boot to the head for a near fall. Barrett goes to the turnbuckles and he misses an elbow drop. Axel with a leap frog neck snap followed by the snap swinging neck breaker for the three count.

Winner: Curtis Axel

After the match, Miz enters the ring to get in Axel’s face. Miz takes off his jacket and it looks like he is ready for a fight but Heyman pulls Axel away. Heyman says that his client does not fight for free.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look back at Raw and what Mark Henry do, especially to John Cena.

Match Number Three: AJ Lee (with Big E Langston) versus Natalya

Natalya pushes AJ to the mat and then she takes AJ down with a shoulder tackle. Natalya with a snap mare and drop kick to the back. Natalya tries for the Sharpshooter but AJ blocks it. Natalya with a kick and she changes her plans and applies Pin Up Strong on AJ but AJ gets to the ropes. Natalya with punches and she yells at AJ about respect. AJ sends Natalya into the turnbuckles and then she climbs on Natalya’s back and applies a rear naked choke.

Natalya backs AJ into the corner to escape the hold but AJ with a kick to the back of the head for a near fall. We go to commercial.

We are back and Natalya with a suplex. AJ with a kick but Natalya with a clothesline for a near fall. Natalya with a modified airplane spin from a slam position but AJ is able to escape and she applies the Black Widow and Natalya taps out.

Winner: AJ Lee

We see Layla and Kaitlyn watching in the back as AJ celebrates her victory.

Aksana asks Kaitlyn if that was the same move AJ beat her with. Kaitlyn hits Aksana with a water bottle and then she attacks Aksana and dumps a trash can on her.

The Good Divas pull Kaitlyn off Aksana.

Match Number Four: Chris Jericho versus Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriuez)

They lock up and Del Rio with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Jericho with a drop kick and clothesline. Jericho with a kick to the back followed by chops and punches. Jericho kicks Del Rio in the corner. Jericho chokes Del Rio in the ropes and then he hits a splash to the back for a near fall.

Jericho with a forearm and chop to Del Rio followed by an Irish whip but Del Rio gets his boots up. Del Rio with a running kick to the ribs and shoulder. Jericho blocks a suplex attempt and he chops Del Rio. Del Rio with a kick but he misses a splash against the ropes and he goes to the floor. Jericho with a springboard drop kick and Del Rio is sent to the floor.

Jericho with a baseball slide that sends Del Rio into the ringside barrier. Jericho sends Del Rio back into the ring but Ricardo distracts Jericho long enough to allow Del Rio to recover and he hits a super kick as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jerihco misses a splash into the corner and he goes over the top rope to the floor. Del Rio sends Jericho into the ringside barrier and then he kicks Jericho in the ribs. They return to the ring and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with shoulders in the corner. Del Rio takes too long and Jericho moves when Del Rio tries for a shoulder in the corner and Del Rio hits the ring post. Jericho with a few shoulder tackles and then he goes up top and hits a chop to the head.

Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho but Del Rio is able to avoid it. Del Rio with a kick to the head and he gets a near fall. Del Rio misses the step up enzuigiri in the corner and Jericho with a cross body for a near fall. Jericho with a bulldog and then he goes for the Lionsault and he connects but he cannot capitalize on the situation with a cover.

Del Rio with a back heel kick and Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker. Jericho pushes Del Rio away. Del Rio with a sunset flip and Jericho rolls through and tries for the Walls of Jericho. Del Rio counters with the cross arm breaker but Jericho is able to escape and he locks in the Walls of Jericho.

Ricardo gets on the apron and Jericho brings him into the ring. Jericho puts Ricardo in the Liontamer and Ricardo taps out but that does not matter because Ricardo is not part of this match. From out of nowhere, Dolph Ziggler goes to the ring and he attacks Del Rio and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio (by disqualification)

Jericho watches Ziggler attack Del Rio until Del Rio gets to the floor and he goes through the crowd with Ricardo.

Jericho and Ziggler argue in the ring and Jericho gives Ziggler the CodeBreaker and leaves the ring.

Del Rio and Ricardo return to the ring and Ricardo holds Ziggler for Del Rio and Del Rio with a super kick.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the end of the Jericho/Del Rio match and Dolph Ziggler’s involvement.

Match Number Five: Drew McIntyre (with Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal) versus Christian

Christian with a waist lock but Drew with elbows. Christian sends Drew to the floor and then he hits a baseball slide on Drew. Christian sends Drew back into the ring and he punches him. Christian with a drop toe hold and then he hits the slingshot uppercut. Christian goes up top but Drew catches him and hits a uranage for a near fall.

Drew runs into boots from Christian and then Christian hits a corkscrew back elbow and then he pulls Slater off the apron. Mahal tries to distract Christian and it works momentarily but Christian is able to escape a belly-to-back suplex attempt by landing on his feet and then he hits the Killswitch for the three count.

Winner: Christian

After the match, Christian says that after ten long months it feels damn good to be back on Smackdown. It feels better to be in front of each and every one of his peeps. He says that everyone knows why he came back. He did it for that ‘One More Match’.

The Shield’s music plays and they make their way to the ring and surround him on three sides. They get on the apron and Christian tries to figure out what to do. All three men attack and they work over Christian. Reigns punches Christian and then Reigns growls to signal that it is time for the Cerberus Bomb.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at the return of CM Punk to the ring at Payback. Then we take a look at what happened to Punk on Raw.

Paul Heyman is in the interview area with Renee Young. She asks why Brock attacked CM Punk and whether Paul had anything to do with it.

Paul says that the girls on the mani-pedi circuit are gossiping about CM Punk and Paul Heyman. Since it is appropriate to talk about personal lives, he wants to know how Renee’s relationship with her father is. Is it better than it was before? Has she talked to him in the last two years? Paul asks Renee why her uncle had to rip her prom date out of the limo. It is a matter of public record. Why did her fiancée break up two months ago in Los Angeles?

It is not fun to talk about your personal life on TV. CM Punk made it very clear that he is not his client, they are just best friends. Everything between them is personal and he will not air any dirty laundry.

Maybe Renee will ask about Curtis Axel’s first title defense earlier in the night.

Match Number Six Randy Orton versus Daniel Bryan

Bryan with a running knee to the head and then he punches Orton in the corner. Orton with punches of his own. Bryan with kicks to the leg and a head butt. Orton sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan. Orton with a European uppercut to Bryan and then he stands on the leg and he stomps on it. Orton with a head butt and punch. Orton with more head butts and Bryan with punches and kicks.

Bryan climbs the turnbuckles and punches Orton. Orton blocks a suplex and then he hits a suplex of his own. Orton stomps on Bryan’s head but he misses a leaping knee drop. Bryan with kicks and then he applies a leg submission. Orton with a side head lock after escaping. Bryan with an atomic drop to the knee and then he tries for the No Lock but Orton is able to fight Bryan off.

Orotn with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Orton gets back to his feet first and Orton drops Bryan on the top rope. Orton tries to suplex Bryan to the floor but Daniel blocks it. Bryan with punches to the midsection and head. Orton drops Bryan on the top rope and then he suplexes Bryan over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan punches Orton but Orton with a drop kick and Randy gets a near fall. Orton puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and he punches Daniel. Orton sets for the superplex but Bryan blocks it. Bryan with punches and he sends Orton to the mat with a head butt. Bryan with a missile drop kick.

Bryan hits the running drop kick into the corner and then he connects with kicks of Yes and then he hits a hesitation drop kick and gets a near fall. Bryan with punches and kicks while he tells Orton that he is not the weak link. Bryan flips out of the corner on an Irish whip and Orton anticipates the flying clothesline and he is able to hit a power slam for a near fall.

Orton with European uppercuts but Bryan with a backslide for a near fall. Bryan with Kicks of Yes to the chest and then he hits the round kick but Orton kicks out at two. Bryan goes up top for the diving head butt, but Orton recovers and he crotches Bryan. Orton punches Bryan on the turnbuckle and then he hits the superplex.

Orton gets a near fall. Orton sends Bryan to the apron for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton looks around for the spot for the RKO and then he twists to the at for the push ups. Bryan rolls to the floor and Orton follows. Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier and then Orton tries for an IEDDT from the apron to the floor but Bryan sends Orton into the ringside barrier.

Bryan with a flying knee off the apron and the referee makes his count. Bryan with a suicide dive onto Orton and the referee starts his count again. Both men are down but Bryan is able to get back into the ring at nine while Orton cannot beat the ten count.

Winner: Daniel Bryan (by count out)

After the match, Bryan says that he will not accept a count out victory and he tells the referee to re-start the match. The referee tells Bryan no while Bryan screams yes.

We go to credits.