Welcome to the go home edition of Friday Night Smackdown from Atlanta, Georgia. Michael Cole hypes up the show. We kick off the show with this match:
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Cody Rhodes and Goldust © vs. the Real Americans
Goldust and Swagger start things off, Swagger pushes him but Goldust catches him with an arm drag. Swagger sends him into the ropes but blocked and Goldust hits a drop kick for 2. Cody is tagged in where he hits a spring board drop kick. Cesaro is now in but he is cut off with a kick followed by a front suplex for 2. Goldust is tagged in where he hits a punch and more frequent tags by the Rhode Brothers. Cesaro takes control and they hit a double team Samoan drop. The Real Americans take the same approach with frequent tags until Cody catches him with an elbow then sends Swagger to the outside. When Cody goes for a tag Swagger pulls Goldust off the apron. Cody goes for an Alabama slam but Cesaro holds on and rolls him up for 2. Cesaro hits the big uppercut for a near fall. Cody rolls him up but is reversed and put Cody on the top rope. Cody fights out and hits the moonsult off the top rope. Goldust and Swagger get the hot tag, Goldust clears the ring and a big spine buster. Goldust clears Cesaro off the apron and connects with ten punches in the corner. Goldust is sent into the corner but runs out with a power slam. When he covers Swagger he is dragged out. Cody sends Swagger out and hits an outside dive to the floor. Swagger is thrown back in by Goldust. When Goldust goes to the top Swagger gets him from behind then takes him down and locks In the ankle lock. Goldust gets to the ropes but not enough. Cody hits the disaster kick on Swagger. Cesaro comes into the ring where he performs the big swing. Goldust takes out Cesaro but Goldust is rolled up for 2. Goldust hits the final cut for the win.
Winners and Still Champions: Rhodes Brothers in 8:10.
Before the match, Ryback calls out anyone in the locker room to a match. This man answers the call.
Ryback vs. Great Khali
Ryback is on the attack first with several right hands. Khali with a big chop then another to the chest in the corner. Khali throws him into the corner. More chops. Moments later Ryback makes his comeback and hits the Shell Shock for the win.
Winner: Ryback in 3:15
Backstage we see AJ Lee and Tamina talking but Vickie Guerrero interrupts and blames Brad Maddox for the Raw incident. She makes a match tonight.
John Cena speech to college kids video is shown
Handicap Non-Title Match: AJ Lee © vs. Cameron and Naomi
It’s a tornado style match; both women hit a drop kick. Lee rolls to the outside where they smack her butt. They roll her back into the ring but she gets behind Tamina but they still get to her. When Cameron tries to get back in the ring Tamina takes her out. When Naomi looks back at her injured partner, Lee attacks her. Lee with a neck breaker then a headlock but Naomi fights out of it. Naomi with a side kick for 2. Tamina gets on the apron but Cameron knocks her down. AJ kicks Cameron off the apron and when she turns around Naomi Hits the rear view for the win.
Winners: Cameron & Naomi
Bray Wyatt backstage does a promo about memories. He says that CM Punk and Daniel Bryan walk into a room people’s eyes light up when they see them. They are just men, they bleed just like him and they are just men not a myth.
The Shield vs. Rey Mysterio and the Uso’s
Ambrose and Jimmy Uso start things off, They exchange right hands, Uso sends him into the corner then with a clothesline. A tag to Uso where they hit a double team move for 2. Uso works the arm but kicked in the gut. Rollins is tagged in but punched in the gut coming off the top rope. Rollins with a punch then another tag into Ambrose. The shield stays in control for the majority of the match until Uso fights out and gets the tag to the other Uso. Things break down in the ring and Reigns hits a spear on both USO’s. Mysterio fights out of a powerbomb. He sends Reigns to the outside but when he goes for the 619 he is taken out by Ambrose. Rollins hits an outside dive to the Uso’s. Rey hits the 619 and the splash on Ambrose for the win.
Winners: The Uso’s and Rey Mysterio in 10:35
Big Show comes down to the ring, He says he came back to make the “Authority” life a living hell. He says it’s been ten years since he has had the WWE Title. He goes on but is interrupted. Randy Orton says he is finished. Orton says he is all washed up and the only reason he got his job back is because he filed a lawsuit like a coward. Orton says this Sunday he is going to punish him but Big Show says that he is all tough talking up there on the stage but he should come down here. A Raw video of Orton asking the “Authority” confidence and they say there will be no Shield. Big Show says that Orton went to mommy and daddy to many times. Big Show says that Orton should be the faces of the WWE. He says that Orton was all about Randy Orton and he should be those things but he keep waiting for someone to hand it to him. He says that he is all alone and no one will save him. Orton says he will beat Big Show all by himself. Big Show has a video played every time they are alone and what happens. Of course it’s Big Show destroying him every week. Big Show says he is going to take that WWE Title.
Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler vs. Curtis Axel and Damien Sandow
Sandow and Ziggler start things off, Dolph with a drop kick but is distracted by Axel where Sandow hits a clothesline and tags in axel. Sandow with knee’s then an elbow followed by a tag in by Axel. A nice drop kick by Axel and they stay in control until Ziggler hits the Zig Zag. Langston is tagged in, Langston clears house and a big shoulder tackle. Langston with the big splash on Sandow then finishes it off with the big ending but Axel takes out the knee of Langston. Dolph with the fameaser on Axel. Moments later Langston hits the big ending on Sandow for the win.
Winners: Ziggler and Langston
After the match Axel tries to hit Axel with the title but misses and retreats to the floor. The two stares off at each other to lead into the same video of WrestleMania 30 ticket party.
Alberto Del Rio does a backstage promo about his match with John Cena at Survivor Series. We get a series of Videos recapping their feud in the past couple weeks.
Due to TV restraints this match: 3MB vs. Prime Time Players was cut but if you watch WWE programming then you know who won.
Daniel Bryan vs. Luke Harper
They lock up, Bryan with right hands but Harper with some of his own. Bryan tires to lock in the yes lock but Harper rolls out of the ring.
Back from break with Harper throwing Bryan into the barricade. Harper sends Bryan shoulder first into the barricade. Back in the ring we go, Harper with an uppercut. Harper with a big sit down powerbomb. Harper stays in control until, Bryan fights back with a series of kicks. He misses the head kick and is power bombed for 2. Harper with a boot to the face then the gator roll submission but Bryan fights out. Harper once again with the gator roll but Bryan fights out again with a kick and a roll up for 2. Bryan sends him to the outside. Bryan hits the suicide dive to the outside. Bryan has his focus on Bray but Harper attacks him from behind. CM Punk comes to the stage where he and Rowan stare off. Back in the ring, Harper turns around and Bryan rolls him up for the win.
Winner: Bryan in 7:45
After the match Harper with a big boot to Bryan and Bray with Rowan attack CM Punk. They roll him into the ring where Harper hits he clothesline. Bray nails Sister Abigail on Bryan and they stack Punk on Bryan. The Wyatt Family stands over them to end Smackdown. “Follow the Buzzards”
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