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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: A NEW WAY TO START OFF THE SHOW, RYDER MAKES A CHALLENGE, ZAYN VERSUS JERICHO, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-07-07 21:57:00

We start off tonight’s show with a look at the Club talking too quietly to be heard from earlier today. 

We also see Chris Jericho from earlier today and he is channeling his inner Stuart Smalley.  He talks about how Sami Zayn is going to get ‘it’ tonight.  A production assistant asks what is it.  Chris wants to know where his blue scarf is.

Sami Zayn says he loves to talk about how he is the greatest in the world at what he does.  What will happen when he wins tonight?  Chris will have to deal with being second best.

Seth Rollins enters the arena and he sees Jey Uso.  He tells Jey he thought his family traveled in packs . . . or what is left of his family.

Jey says Mr. Jiminy Cricket has a big mouth.

Seth says you cannot be mad at him for telling the truth.  It is not his fault that Jey’s cousin is a cheater and his father’s finisher was called the Stinkface. 

Jey says it is not his fault he lost the title in two minutes.  He tells Seth he will be shutting him up.

Seth says it is never Seth versus Jey.  It is Seth versus Jey, Jimmy, Tito, and Jermaine. 

Seth calls Jey a joke.

Jey says it is one on one tonight.

Seth accepts the challenge.

We are in Toledo, Ohio and your announcers are Mauro Ranallo, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.

Dean Ambrose interrupts JoJo’s introduction of the opening match and he makes his way to the ring.

Dean takes the mic and apologizes to JoJo.  He says he always wanted to give this ring announcing thing a try.  He thought he could be the next Howard Finkel, but taller and with hair.  As the WWE Champion, he has some stroke.  You are looking at the guest ring announcer for the first match.
After doing the ring announcements, Dean sits next to the announcers.

Match Number One:  Jey Uso versus Seth Rollins

They lock up and Seth with a side head lock.  Rollins with a shoulder tackle and Jey with a hip toss and diving head butt and arm drag into an arm bar.  Rollins with a punch and kicks.  Rollins with an Irish whip but Jey slides into the corner and he connects with an uppercut.  Jey with a belly-to-back suplex and then he runs into a boot from Rollins.  Rollins with a back breaker and he gets a near fall.

Dean makes an announcement about merchandise during the match, including Seth Rollins ice cream bars, but they taste like crap.

Rollins gets distracted and Jey with a crucifix for a near fall.  Rollins with a clothesline and he goes to the floor and confronts Ambrose.  Jey comes up behind Rollins and punches Seth.  Jey sends Rollins back into the ring and he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall.  Jey clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor.  Jey with a suicide dive and he returns to the ring.

Dean mentions that five minutes have elapsed in the match and he suggests that they go to commercial.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jey with a wrist lock and chop.  Jey with more chops.  Jey with an Irish whip and Rollins with a boot but Jey blocks it.  Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles followed by a Harley Race knee to send Jey to the floor.  Rollins with a flying knee off the apron.  Seth sends Jey back into the ring and Rollins with a running forearm and he gets a near fall.  Rollins with a rear chin lock.  Rollins with a neck breaker and Rollins goes to the turnbuckles.

Dean makes an announcement about a car being parked in the fire lane and that distracts Rollins long enough to recover and hit an uppercut as Rollins comes off the turnbuckles.  Jey with a clothesline and thrust kick followed by an uppercut.  Jey with a waist lock but Rollins with an enzuigiri.  Jey with a pop up Samoan Drop and he gets a near fall. 

Jey sets for a splash into the corner but Rollins with a kick.  Jey counters a pedigree with a back body drop.  After a few roll throughs Jey hits a super kick.   Jey goes up top and lands on the knees when he comes off the turnbuckles.  Rollins with a Pedigree for the three count.

Winner:  Seth Rollins

After the match, Rollins yells at Dean to make the announcement that he won, but Dean does not want to do it.

Dean gets on the announce table and he makes the announcement that the Human Equivalent of a Root Canal and still a Jackass, Seth ‘Slimy’ Rollins is the winner.

Dean says he needs to get a little closer and he goes into the ring, but Seth leaves and heads up the ramp.

Dean says he was going to raise Seth’s hand, but instead he will raise the title belt.  He will do the same after he wins at Battleground when he beats Seth and Roman Reigns.

We take a look back at the Highlight Reel when Chris Jericho was able to unite Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two:  Zack Ryder versus Sheamus

Sheamus with a knee and forearms as soon as the bell rings.  Sheamus with a short arm clothesline followed by a European uppercut or two.  Sheamus with an Irish whip and running shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift and a running double sledge.  Sheamus with a forearm to the back and then he connects with forearms across the chest.  Sheamus with a punch.

Ryder with a forearm and punch and then he drops down and Sheamus goes over the top rope to the floor.  Sheamus with a tilt-a-whirl slam onto the apron. Ryder with forearms and a kick.  Ryder with more forearms.  Sheamus with a uranage back breaker.  Sheamus puts Ryder on the turnbuckles.

Sheamus sets for a super Air Raid Crash but Ryder stops him.  Sheamus with forearms to the back but Ryder pushes Sheamus off the turnbuckles and Ryder with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winner:  Zack Ryder

After the match, Tom Phillips interviews Zack on the stage.  He asks about Zack’s momentum and what is next.  Zack says Advil, Ice Packs, and a back adjustment are next.  Really, he is going to get back the United States Title.  Being a champion means that you are the best at that moment.  He says the current champion has no respect for anything or anyone.  He makes an official challenge to Rusev for the United States Title.

Zack sees Sheamus go up the ramp and he says that Sheamus wants to talk to him.

Sheamus yells at Tom and asks him what he thinks is so funny.

Becky Lynch walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Greg Hamilton asks Rusev about Zack Ryder’s challenge.  Rusev asks if Zack saw what he did to Titus O’Neil on Raw.  It takes a lot to make a challenge from far away.  Maybe if Zack makes the challenge to his face on Monday at Raw, he will think he is not a loser.  Rusev then says that all Americans are losers.

Becky Lynch goes to the ring for her match, but she is attacked from behind by Natalya.  Natalya with a clothesline and she sends Becky into the ringside barrier.  Natalya slaps Becky and then sends her into the ringside barrier again.  Natalya with a short arm clothesline and punches.  Natalya puts Becky in the Sharpshooter.

We take a look at a video package for the Wyatt Family and New Day feud.

We see footage of Xavier Woods’ interview.  He says he loves Kofi and Big E, and they are used to performing in a WWE ring.  The Compound is the Wyatt’s Thing.  They don’t know who will be there or how many people will be there.  Will there be snakes?  Bray has a quality that draws people to him.  Will Luke Harper be there.  They accepted this challenge with zero plan.  Xavier says he is not happy about the decision Big E and Kofi made, but he will stand by them.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring.

They do their usual introduction.

Colin says what happened on Monday night was not about them saving John Cena or having an issue with the Club.  It is about sending a message.  If the Club thinks they can come out week after week after week to beat up John Cena, what will stop that from doing it to anyone else?

AJ Styles’ music plays and he comes to the stage with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.

AJ apologizes for interrupting, the same thing they did last week when they were doing their favorite thing . . . beating up John Cena.  AJ asks if anyone has seen John.  What will they do since Cena is not here.

He asks Karl and Karl suggests they beat up Enzo and Cass.

Luke suggests they hit some golf balls, eat some hard boiled eggs, and get some dessert.

Karl suggests and Asian dessert, and then . . .

BEAT UP JOHN CENA.

AJ suggests he come down and shut up their big mouth.
Colin tells AJ to come into this ring and try it.

AJ says he was not talking to Colin, he was talking to the guy who looks like a bird.

Enzo asks AJ if he is talking to him and he asks him a few times to make sure everyone knows what is going on.

Enzo says EskimoZo is not sweating anybody or the Club.  You claim you are Too Sweet, but you are not a good remake.  You need to step into the ring for one round with Sugar Ray Amore and you will exit the ring as a diabetic.

Colin says there is one word to describe The Club and he will spell it for them.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three:  Enzo Amore (with Colin Cassady) versus AJ Styles (with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson)

They lock up and Styles with a snap mare.  AJ says this is his ring and he is going to embarrass Enzo.  Enzo with a rollup for a near fall.  Enzo shuffles and he sends Styles through the ropes to the floor.  Enzo with a dive over the top rope and he lands awkwardly on the floor.  Styles with a kick to Enzo.  Styles sends Enzo back into the ring and he sends Enzo into the turnbuckles. 

Styles with a chop.  Styles with a back breaker to Enzo.  AJ sends Enzo to the floor.  Colin makes sure that Luke does nothing to Enzo.  Enzo gets back into the ring and AJ chops Enzo.  Enzo punches Styles.

Enzo with a drop kick but Styles sends Enzo into the turnbuckles.  Styles with a snap suplex and a rear chin lock.  Enzo with punches but Styles with a forearm to the head and he sends Enzo into the turnbuckles.  Styles misses a forearm into the corner when Enzo moves.  Enzo with a back slide for a near fall.  Enzo with jabs and punches.  Enzo goes for a tornado DDT but Styles counters with a suplex into the turnbuckles.  Styles puts Enzo on the turnbuckles for a superplex.  Enzo sends Styles to the mat face first but we have some physicality between Karl, Luke, and Colin on the floor.  Styles crotches Enzo on the turnbuckles and then he hits the Styles Clash for the three count.

Winner:  AJ Styles

Chris Jericho walks in the back looking for his scarf and he sees it . . . around Kevin Owens’ neck.

Kevin says he found the scarf earlier and he thought about getting one for his wife so he decided to try it out.  Jericho says the scarf cost $750 but Owens says it is only worth $4.  Jericho sees a stain and Owens says it is from popcorn.  Jericho tells Owens that he needs to pay for the dry cleaning.  Owens pulls change out of his pocket and gives it to Jericho.

Jericho tells Owens to keep his hands off his stuff.

Kevin tells Jericho to enjoy the Jolly Rancher and then Kevin tells Jericho he will be at ringside for his match against Sami Zayn and wishes him luck.

Owens walks away and Jericho calls him a stupid idiot.  Owens says he heard that and Jericho tells Owens he was supposed to hear it.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Dolph Ziggler, Titus O’Neil, Kalisto, Simon Gotch, and Aiden English watching what happened on Raw.  Miz and Maryse enter and they want the person who threw stuff on Maryse to admit it.  He says that Maryse is allergic to mayonnaise.  He says this could have been an International Incident.

Kalisto says if you want an International Incident, Miz should face him tonight, unless he is allergic to a fight.  Maryse say the match is on and he leaves after a catchphrase.

Match Number Four:  MIz (with Maryse) versus Kalisto in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Miz with an arm bar.  Kalisto with a punch and he flips in the ropes to reverse the hold.  Kalisto with an arm drag and a running shoulder into the corner.  Kalisto goes up top  and hits a twisting arm drag that sends Miz to the floor.  Maryse stands in the way of a dive attempt by Kalisto.  Miz runs Kalisto into the ring steps as we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz stretches Kalisto.  Kalisto with elbows and he tries for a satellite head scissors but Miz with a back breaker.  Miz with knees to the back and punches while Kalisto was in the turnbuckles.  Miz goes for the Awesome Clothesline but Kalisto gets his boots up and then Kalisto hits a tornado DDT.  Kalisto with kicks and he tries for the head scissors only to be stopped by Miz.  Miz holds on and hits a slingshot sit out power bomb for a near fall.

Miz misses a running boot and Kalisto with a rollup into a Listo Kick followed by a spike rana and Kalisto gets a near fall.  Kalisto sets for Salida Del Sol but Miz esacpes.  Kalisto with a rollup for a near fall.  Kalisto with a rollup for a near fall.  Kalisto goes for the corkscrew springboard cross body but Miz moves.  Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale for the three count.

Winner:  Miz

We go to the interview area where Renee Young is with Sasha Banks. 

Renee asks Sasha about what happened on Raw.  Sasha says she will apply the Banks Statement again in a heartbeat because the boss always takes care of business.  She showed a small taste of what . . .

Dana Brooke and Charlotte interrupt and she tells Tony Danza to move over because the boss is here.  Dana asks Charlotte where she got her sunglasses and she tells Dana she got them at the same place Sasha does, the Nicki Minaj Knockoff Store. 

Dana tells Sasha to watch what she says.

Sasha asks if she wants to embarrass her again.

Dana says that Sasha should face her next week.

Sasha says why not do it now.

Charlotte interrupts and says the Taco Bell Chihuahua doesn’t get to make the rules and Charlotte does not wear costume jewelry.  She says she is the Lebron James and the Queen makes the rules.

Sasha says she will be happy to knock the smile off the Queen’s face and she will see Dana on Monday.

We go to commercial.

We are back with Life Lessons with Bob Backlund.  Bob wants Darren to be problem free.  Darren asks how do you live a problem free life.  Bob says you make your problems submit to your will.  Bob asks Darren what his finishing maneuver is.  Darren says it is the Gut Check.  Bob asks what his submission hold is and Darren says he does not have one.  Bob tells Darren not to be a chicken and become a master of the crossface chicken wing.  Darren asks Bob if he is giving him his finishing hold.  Bob says it belongs to everyone who fights for what they believe in.

We go to the WWE Headquarters for the announcement of Brock Lesnar’s opponent at Summerslam and we see Scott Stanford, Booker T, and Corey Graves.

Scott tells us that Brock Lesnar will face Randy Orton at SummerSlam.

Corey mentions that both men started in OVW together and they both debuted in 2002.  They both have legendary careers and their first pay per view match will take place at SummerSlam.

Booker says that Randy has always been his guy and he is a twelve time champion and a third generation wrestler.  Can he get it done against Brock.

Kevin Owens makes his way to ringside to watch the main event.

Kevin asks Sami if he is going to have a good match and then he tells Sami he hopes he breaks his ankle.

Match Number Five:  Sami Zayn versus Chris Jericho

They lock up and Jericho with a waist lock and Zayn with a wrist lock.  Jericho with a reversal.  Zayn rolls through to try to reverse the hold but Jericho stops him.  Jericho with a kick and chop.  Zayn leaps over Jericho and hits two arm drags followed by a satellite arm drag  Zayn is sent to the apron and Jericho hits a springboard drop kick to send Zayn to the floor.

Jericho goes to the floor and he chops Zayn.  Jericho Irish whips Zayn to the ringside barrier but Zayn lands on top of the ringside barrier and hits a moonsault onto Jericho.

They return to the ring and the referee pulls Zayn out of the corner and it allows Jericho to connect with a punch.  Jericho kicks and punches Zayn as we go to commercial.

We are back and Jericho with a splash to the back while Zayn is against the ropes.  Jericho gets a near fall.  Jericho kicks Zayn in the corner.  Zayn with forearms and chops.  Jericho with a back elbow and Jericho hits the Lionsault for a near fall.  Jericho with a reverse chin lock.  Zayn with punches to Zayn but Jericho kicks Zayn.  Jericho slaps Zayn but Zayn with a clothesline.  Zayn with punches to Jericho.  Jericho goes to the floor and Zayn follows and hits a clothesline.  Zayn sees Owens and Owens tells Zayn to focus on his opponent.  Zayn goes up top and hits a cross body and gets a near fall.

Jericho with a boot to the head and he hits a jumping enzuigiri from the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall.  Jericho slaps Zayn in the head.  Jericho with forearms but Zayn with a kick and chop.  Zayn goes to the ropes and hits a tornado DDT.  Jericho goes to the floor and Zayn with a flip dive onto Jericho.

Owens yells at Zayn for hitting the announce table and he throws a drink in Zayn’s face.  Owens tells him not to interrupt his work like that.  Zayn throws Jericho into Owens and then Zayn sends Jericho back into the ring.  Jericho with kicks and a forearm to the jaw.  Jericho with a forearm.  Jericho is sent to the aprona dn he goes up top and Zayn catches Jericho and hits an Exploder into the turnbuckles.  Zayn sets for a Helluva Kick but he sees Owens get on the apron and Zayn hits Owens.  Jericho with a rollup for a near fall.  Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Zayn counters into a rollup for the three count.

Winner:  Sami Zayn

After the match, Jericho hits a Codebreaker on Zayn.

Owens sees Zayn down in the ring and he punches Zayn and kicks him.  Owens hits a pop up power bomb as we go to credits.

 

 

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