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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: 800TH EPISODE; NAOMI GETS HER SHOT AT THE DIVAS TITLE; ROMAN REIGNS RETURNS TO ACTION; AMBROSE AND WYATT PREPARE FOR BOOT CAMP TOMORROW; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2014-12-16 21:59:50
We are in Grand Rapids, Michigan and your announcers are Tom Phillips, Michael Cole, and John Layfield.

Michael lets us know this is the 800th episode of Smackdown.

Match Number One: Fandango (with Rosa Mendes) versus Roman Reigns

They lock up and Fandango punches Reigns but Reigns punches back and Fandango goes down. Fandango with a kick and side head lock but Reigns with a side head lock. Fandango with a waist lock and Reigns with an arm wringer and wrist lock. Reigns starts to work on the shoulder. Reigns with a head lock and knee followed by a snap mare and clothesline into the corner and a short arm clothesline out of the corner.

Fandango rolls to the floor and he pulls Fandango back onto the apron. Fandango drops Reigns on the top rope and then he sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Fandango with a knee to the head and he punches Reigns. Fandango gets a near fall. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Fandango with a reverse chin lock.

Reigns gets back to his feet and he sends Fandango into the corner but Fandango with a boot. He comes off the turnbuckles into an uppercut. Reigns with a flying clothesline and then he sends Fandango into the turnbuckles and he hits a power slam. Reigns sets for the Superman punch and he connects. Reigns signals for the spear and he hits it and gets the three count.

Winner: Roman Reigns

We go to commercial.

We are back and in case you didn’t know Smackdown is moving back to Thursday on January 15th.

We see a video package for the Bray Wyatt/Dean Ambrose match from Sunday’s pay per view.

Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring and he has a bit of a lunatic limp

Dean says that he said there was a special place in hell for them and they went to that place. Dean says that he loved every single second of that. It is good to get out your anger and to get close to that flame. Whether it was bad luck, bad karma, or an act of God, he lost. Dean says that he noticed something on that night. Bray was afraid. He was in the ring with someone who just doesn’t care. For the first time in Bray’s miserable life, he was in the ring just as twisted as him.

Dean says that they will meet again at Tribute to the Troops in a Boot Camp match.

Bray’s screen saver appears and he is on the TitanTron.

Bray says that you don’t get it. You just don’t understand. The only reason that you are still breathing right now is because he is enjoying this little game of theirs so much. If you could only see what he is. If you can see the creature that lives behind his eyes, then you would know that he is hope. He is disdain. He is the slave to his calling. He says that he cannot stop.

He cannot stop until he sees all of the heroes fall and all of the cities crumble. He says that he is the battlefield. It cannot end until he is ready to let it all burn down.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Erick Rowan versus Luke Harper, Miz, and Damien Sandow

Jimmy and Miz start things off and Miz tags in Harper before locking up. Miz yells at Jimmy from behind Harper. Harper with punches to Jimmy in the corner and he chokes Jimmy. Harper with an Irish whip but Jimmy slides into the corner and he connects with an uppercut. Harper with a punch and he walks across Jimmy’s chest and he tags in Miz. Miz with kicks to Jimmy and he chokes him in the corner.

Jimmy with a punch and chop to Miz followed by punches in the corner. Jimmy sets for the running butt splash but Miz rolls to the floor and Jimmy follows. Miz hides behind Harper and we have a six man stand off as we go to commercial.

We are back and Miz tries for a suplex to Jey but Jey blocks it and he hits a suplex of his own. Jimmy tags back in and he punches Miz and chops him. Miz with a kick but Jimmy clotheslines Miz over the top rope to the floor. Sandow goes to the floor as well. Harper with a boot to Jimmy when he tries for a plancha and he gets a near fall. Harper slingshots Jimmy’s throat into the middle rope.

Harper with a reverse chin lock.

We see the Usos hit a delayed atomic drop on Miz while Sandow comes off the turnbuckles on his own to land on the mat from the WWE App.

Harper with a drop kick and he tags Miz back in and he kicks Jimmy. Miz gets a near fall. Miz kicks Jimmy and punches him. Jimmy with a rollup for a near fall. Miz with a clothesline and Sandow wants to be tagged in. Miz picks up Jimmy and he tags in Harper. Harper with an uppercut.

Harper gets a near fall. Harper with a Gator Roll into a reverse chin lock. Sandow does the Gator Roll, forgetting that Miz doesn’t do that. Miz yells at Sandow for mimicking Harper and then Harper makes sure that Jimmy doesn’t make the tag. Harper with a Bossman slam for a near fall. Miz tags back in and he kicks Jimmy. Harper tags himself back in and he kicks Jimmy. Sandow tags in despite Miz’ attempt to tag in. Miz stops Sandow before he can hit the Awesome Clothesline. Miz tags in and he knocks Jey off the apron. Miz runs into a clothesline from Jimmy.

Rowan tags in and he runs Miz into the turnbuckles and he connects with big red head butts followed by a biel and a splash into the corner. Rowan with a running shoulder tackle. Rowan with a full nelson slam but Sandow breaks up the cover. They send Sandow to the floor. Jimmy and Jey with a double super kick to Harper and then to Miz. They hit a double suicide dive onto Harper.

Jimmy and Jey tell Rowan to go up top for a frog splash and he hits it and gets the three count.

Winners: Erick Rowan, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso

We go to commercial.

We are back and Naomi is getting ready for her match against Nikki Bell and Jimmy stops by to give her a pep talk. Naomi says that this is one of the biggest nights of her life.

Jimmy apologizes to Naomi for his behavior earlier. He says that he will be ringside for Naomi, but Naomi tells Jimmy she needs to do this on her own.

Jimmy understands and he asks about after the match.

It is time for the Raw Rebound.

Match Number Three: Seth Rollins (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Ryback

Rusev attacks Ryback while he was pumping his arms on the stage. Rusev with a jumping thrust kick that sends Ryback off the stage. Rusev with another jumping thrust kick that sends Ryback over a case.

Seth says that without the Authority it is a madhouse. After everything he has been through in the last two days, can you believe this. At TLC, he was robbed of one of the biggest victories of his career by Roman Reigns. Last night, after orchestrating the beat downs of Chris Jericho and John Cena, he valiantly beat John Cena by himself last night.

Seth says that he is out here on Super Smackdown with severely bruised ribs. He was ready to face Ryback and now this? Seth says that works out in his favor because after the last two days, who deserves a day off more than Mr. Money in the Bank?

Seth tells Joey to get the limo ready, but . . .

Dolph Ziggler comes out and he tells Seth that he knows he is very good at scamming his ways out of things. Like last night with John Cena and tonight with Ryback. He reminds Seth that the Authority is out of power. It was because of Sting . . . and him. Dolph reminds Seth that he beat him at Survivor Series.

He says Seth is probably contractually obligated to wrestle tonight so shouldn’t the WWE Universe see the Architect, the Standard Bearer, Mr. Money in the Bank compete tonight. How about you go one on one with . . . ME!

Seth asks Dolph what has he done lately to stand in the same ring as Seth Rollins.

Dolph says that he understands why Seth is afraid of him. If Seth is afraid, he should say it.

Seth asks if Dolph is implying that he is afraid of Dolph. Seth tells Joey and Jamie that it is just Dolph Ziggler. Since it is the holiday season, he is in a giving mood. He would like to bestow two gifts tonight. The first is to Dolph and he accepts his challenge. The second gift is to himself and it will be when he curb stomps Dolph’s face into the mat.

Dolph says that he will get his gear on, steal the show, and beat Seth because . . . that is what’s best for business.

We go to commercial.

We are back and The Ascension say that it is time to take their medicine and Konnor says that it is a lethal dosage. They welcome everyone to the wasteland.

Match Number Three: Naomi versus Nikki Bella (with Brie Bella) for the Divas Championship

Naomi with a sunset flip for a near fall. Nikki with a clothesline for a near fall. Nikki with an Irish whip and Naomi with a kick and double knee driver for a near fall. Nikki with an Alabama Slam and she gets a near fall. Nikki with a suplex for a near fall. Nikki with a slingshot suplex for a near fall. Nikki with a reverse chin lock.

Naomi gets to her feet and she takes Nikki down with an arm drag. Naomi and Nikki collide in the center of the ring and both women are down.

Miz comes to the ring and he is there to provide moral support for Naomi.

Naomi with a drop kick and leg lariat. Naomi kips up and she hits a flip clothesline and she gets a near fall. Naomi is sent to the apron and Naomi with a stunner on the top rope and she gets a near fall. Naomi with a forearm but Nikki with a facebuster and she gets a near fall. Nikki with a cross body but Naomi rolls over and gets a near fall.

Naomi is sent to the floor and Miz checks on her. Jimmy comes out and forces Miz to the back. Naomi gets distracted by the presence of her husband and Nikki with a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Nikki Bella

After the match, Jimmy shows his frustration with what he did on the stage while Naomi is pissed at her husband because she lost focus in her match.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Adam Rose (with Rosebuds) versus Kane in a Remember this Match from Yesterday Match

Rose rolls around the ring and then to the floor. Rose talks to the bunny to get motivated. Rose returns to the ring and Kane kicks him and Rose with a kick. Kane with a shoulder tackle to Rose followed by an Irish whip. Kane runs into a boot from Rose and Adam goes up top for a cross body. Rose dances around and Kane gets up and Kane with a big boot to Rose. Kane with a choke slam for the three count.

Winner: Kane

After the match, Kane walks up the ramp but he decides to go hunting some rabbits. Kane with a Tombstone to the Bunny.

We see why the main event is now Seth Rollins versus Dolph Ziggler instead of Ryback versus Seth Rollins.

We are told that Ryback is being evaluated to see whether he is suffering from a concussion.

We go to commercial.

Michael mentions Tribute to the Troops and JBL says that this is the best thing that WWE does every year. They mention the Boot Camp Match between Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt.

Goldust and Stardust are in the back. Goldust says that he hates the holiday. Stardust says that it is just one more day rotating around the sun. It will be the most unhappy time of the year on Monday. Goldust with a bah humbug and Stardust hisses.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Seth Rollins. She asks if Seth was responsible for the attacks by Brock Lesnar on Raw.

Seth says that he will remind her that John Cena and John Cena alone has the power to bring back The Authority. Until he does that, he will make sure that every single thing that John does, he is unsuccessful at. That means his match against Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble. If he has to work with Paul and Brock, so be it. As for Chris Jericho? He waltzes in here and thinks that he can run Raw? No one can replace Triple H and Stephanie. They will be back. Until they do, he will take great pride in making everyone’s lives miserable. He will start with Dolph Ziggler.

Match Number Five: Seth Rollins (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Dolph Ziggler in a Non Title Match

Rollins goes to the floor after the bell rings and he talks to Joey and Jamie and gets his taped ribs adjusted. Rollins returns to the ring and they lock up. Rollins with a wrist lock but Ziggler with a reversal and side head lock. Ziggler with a shoulder tackle and Rollins rolls to the floor and he starts to have trouble breathing due to his ribs.

Rollins returns to the ring and he kicks Ziggler and takes Dolph down with a side head lock take down. Ziggler gets back to his feet and he gives Rollins a hip toss for a near fall. Rollins tries to get out of the ring but Ziggler pulls him back in. Ziggler with a shot to the ribs and Rollins is unable to get out of the ring another time. Ziggler with a punch to the ribs.

Rollins punches Ziggler and sends him into the turnbuckles. Rollins with kicks and a wrist lock followed by a short arm clothesline. Rollins with a knee drop for a near fall. Rollins tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he gets a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick but Rollins holds on to the ropes while Ziggler tries for a Zig Zag. Rollins with a flying knee to the back and Ziggler goes to the floor. Rollins distracts the referee and Noble hits Ziggler as we go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler with a jawbreaker. Rollins blocks a drop kick attempt and he catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Rollins chokes Ziggler in the ropes. Rollins with a hard Irish whip. Rollins kicks Ziggler in the head and shows him no respect. Ziggler with punches to the midsection followed by a drop kick to the midsection.

Ziggler gets up but Rollins with a clothesline and he sends Ziggler to the floor. Rollins goes to the apron and he comes off the apron but Ziggler moves and he sends Rollins into the announce table. Rollins is sent midsection first into the stairs.

Ziggler gets back into the ring and Rollins gets to the apron and he drops Ziggler on the top rope. Rollins goes up top but Ziggler hits the ropes and Rollins gets crotched and falls to the mat. Ziggler with a splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Rollins with a knee to the midsection and then he pushes Ziggler away when he tries for the hesitation DDT. Ziggler is able to hit the hesitation DDT but he can only get a near fall.

Ziggler punches Rollins but Rollins with a back heel kick. Ziggler and Rollins exchange punches. Ziggler has a super kick blocked and Rollins with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Rollins goes to the apron and he goes up top. Ziggler climbs to the turnbuckles and he hits a super X Factor and gets a near fall.

Ziggler misses the Fameasser. Ziggler with an O’Connor Roll for a near fall. Ziggler avoids interference from Mercury and Noble and they get knocked off the apron. Rollins is back body dropped onto Noble and Mercury. Back in the ring, Ziggler hits the Fameasser for a near fall. Mercury distracts the referee and Noble hits Ziggler.

The referee sends Noble and Mercury to the back and Rollins argues with the referee. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match, Ziggler is able to avoid Mercury and Noble.

We go to credits.

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