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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: IS THE MAIN EVENT FORESHADOWING WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON SUNDAY?; PAUL HEYMAN ADDRESSES CM PUNK; BRAY WYATT SPEAKS; HAVE THE SHIELD MET THEIR MATCH THIS TIME?; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-08-16 22:00:52
We are in San Jose, California and your announcers are Michael ‘SummerFest is coming’ Cole and John ‘I would climb a mountain to wrestle at SummerSlam’ Layfield.

Michael Cole’s run down of the show is interrupted by the Wyatt Family telling us that they are here. They make their way to the ring in a close formation.

We see a video package of Bray Wyatt attacking Kane to set up their match on Sunday. Then we see Kane’s response to set up the Ring of Fire Match. Then we get the dueling laughter of doom and destruction.

Bray is in the ring so it is time for the lantern to go off. He says hello to everyone. He introduces himself and he says that the people sitting behind him (or standing) are his brothers . . . Harper and Rowan. He says that their actions have been misinterpreted.

Bray says that he has a special story for everyone. Once upon a time there was a special little boy. He went to school like the rest of the children, but children can be so cruel. Even though this little boy was bigger than the other children, he would cower to their harsh words. They would call him freak and beat him up. They would send him home every day with tears down his face for being himself.

Then one day that little boy decided to change the world. Instead of changing the world, he ran away and found a crutch to hide behind. It was a crutch that gave him power and let him be what he could be. It was a mask. Behind that mask, he gave himself a new name . . . Kane.

Behind the mask, he started to live his life and everyone ate it up for no reason. He says no more lies because he knows who he is and what he is. He says that he walks on water just to prove that he can. He bites the head off a snake to taste its poison. On Sunday, in the City of Angels, he will prove to the monster, one man’s hell is one man’s paradise.

Bray says to Follow the Buzzards.

Kane’s pyro goes off but he does not come from the back. Kane pulls Rowan out of the ring and he sends Erick into the ring post. He sends Harper into the ring steps.

Kane stares at Wyatt while Wyatt waits for him with arms wide open. Bray says that he has been waiting for this moment. Kane hesitates and then he does the throat slash. Wyatt charges at Kane and Kane sends Wyatt into the corner and he punches him. Kane with an uppercut to Wyatt and then he takes care of Harper and Rowan.

Kane grabs Wyatt by the throat and he fights off Harper and Rowan again. Kane sends Harper over the top rope to the floor. Wyatt with a running body block to Kane and then Harper and Rowan work over Kane while Wyatt watches. Wyatt bends back to watch the action from a different perspective and then Harper and Rowan hold Kane for Bray. Bray kisses Kane on the forehead and hits Sister Abigail.

Wyatt kneels over Kane and says to follow the buzzards.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see Damien Sandow almost cash in last week on Smackdown, until Cody Rhodes rained on Sandow’s parade.

Match Number One: Damien Sandow (with his handcuffed briefcase Version 2.0) versus Christian

Sandow with a kick and punches. Sandow with a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Christian lands on his feet and he sends Sandow into the ropes with a drop toe hold. Christian slingshots to the floor and Sandow moves. Sandow misses an elbow drop and then Christian goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick and gets a near fall.

Sandow with punches and then he drops Christian on the top rope and hits a running knee lift and Christian falls to the floor. Sandow rolls Christian back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Sandow with kicks to the ribs and he applies a waist lock. Christian gets to his feet but Sandow with a forearm to the back and he sends Christian to the floor.

Sandow rolls to the floor and he sends Christian into the ring steps and Christian hits them with his knees. We go to commercial.

We are back and Sandow with a reverse chin lock. Christian with punches but Sandow with a knee and then Sandow trips Christian and he connects with knees while Christian hangs over the apron. Sandow stands on Christian’s chest and then he returns to the ring. Christian with a shoulder and he tries for a sunset flip but Sandow rolls through.

Christian with a back body drop and then he climbs the turnbuckles for punches. Christian with an inverted DDT for a near fall. Christian goes up top and misses a frog splash. Sandow with a running flipping snap neck breaker for a near fall. Sandow misses a charge into the corner and Christian with a back heel kick and a sunset flip from the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Christian with a punch followed by a back elbow from the turnbuckles. Sandow escapes a Killswitch attempt and then he does a cartwheel. Sandow sends Christian throat first into the ropes and then he hits the side Russian leg sweep. Sandow sets for the Elbow of Disdain but Christian rolls out of the way and then Christian with the three count thanks to a small package.

Winner: Christian

After the match, Sandow tries to attack Christian and Christian moves. Christian with a spear to Sandow. While Sandow rolls to the floor, Christian does not see Alberto Del Rio come to the ring and attack him.

Del Rio tells Christian he will never win the title. He will never be World Champion again. Del Rio hits Christian with the mic and he tries for the float over into the Cross Arm Breaker but Christian counters with the Killswitch.

Renee Young is in the back with Rob Van Dam. Renee congratulates Rob on his victory on Monday night and he wants thoughts about his match against Dean Ambrose. Rob says that it has been a while since he had gold around his waist.

Rob is asked if he is concerned about the other members of The Shield getting involved. Rob thinks about it and Mark Henry and Big Show end up behind him.

Renee asks Show about his return on Monday and why he came back. Big Show says that he has unfinished business with the Shield. They call themselves the Hounds of Justice. Hounds are hunters. They are the tag team champions. They are about to be hunted.

Mark Henry says that the Shield will need a shield because they have a giant and Rob has nothing to worry about.

Rob says that Dean Ambrose and the rest of the Shield will get a taste of Justice against Mark Henry, Big Show, and Rob Van Dam.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Kaitlyn and Natalya versus AJ Lee and Layla El

Layla and Natalya start things off and Layla dances around before Natalya puts Layla in a side head lock and she takes Layla to the mat. Layla with a rollup for a near fall. Layla with a head scissors and Natalya escapes. Natalya with a side head lock and hammer lock into a rollup for a near fall.

Natalya with a kick but Layla with a hip toss into a rollup and then Natalya with a near fall. Layla fights off the Sharpshooter and Natalya is distracted enough by AJ to allow Layla to attack Natalya. AJ with a round kick on the apron and the referee sends Kaitlyn back to the corner.

Layla with a leaping butt into the face and then Layla with a front face lock and AJ is tagged in. Layla with a head scissors in the ropes and AJ with kicks. AJ climbs on Natalya’s back and applies a sleeper. Natalya makes her way across the ring but AJ pulls Natalya to the mat and she slaps Kaitlyn. AJ returns to the sleeper but Natalya with a snap mare.

Kaitlyn tags in and she hits a flying shoulder tackle followed by a back elbow and then she hits a splash into the corner followed by a back breaker for a near fall. AJ with a kick to Kaitlyn but Kaitlyn gets AJ on her back and she hits a gutbuster across the knee for a near fall.

Natalya and Layla get into the ring and the referee sends Natalya to the apron while Layla kicks Kaitlyn and AJ with a Shining Wizard for the three count.

Winners: AJ Lee and Layla El

We go to Renee Young in the back and she is with Ryback. Renee asks why Ryback isn’t on SummerSlam and if it is due to his brutality in recent weeks. Ryback mocks the question and then he says that he lives for brutality. Every day he wakes up, he is looking for brutality. He isn’t on SummerSlam because people are afraid of him.

Ryback talks to someone off camera and asks why he is looking at him. Ryback encounters the production assistant and he asks what is so funny. He asks him if he is scared. He wants to know what he is looking at. Ryback punches him in the midsection. Ryback apologizes and he slaps him. Ryback pushes him over a table and we see people scatter.

Ryback tells Renee that the people are afraid of him.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Michael and John talk about the match between Brock Lesnar and CM Punk.

We have a video package where Paul Heyman says that it was obvious that CM Punk was the guy. Punk says that working with Paul Heyman was amazing. Paul saw him for who he was. Paul says that Punk would fight to the death for what he believes in and that is what it takes to be the WWE Champion.

Punk says that he owes his career to Paul Heyman. Paul says that he is a better man because of his friendship with CM Punk.

We see Paul Heyman’s betrayal at Money in the Bank. Then we see Paul’s comments explaining why he betrayed Punk. We see the brawls between Punk and Lesnar with Paul’s comments that Punk cannot beat Lesnar.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins versus Mark Henry, Rob Van Dam, and Big Show

Henry and Rollins start things off and Rollins avoids Henry but Henry runs Rollins into his corner and sends him into the turnbuckles. Henry with a slam and Van Dam tags in and he hits a side kick from the turnbuckles. Van Dam rolls into the corner and hits a monkey flip and then Van Dam with a standing moonsault for a near fall.

Ambrose make a blind tag and Van Dam flips over Rollins’ back but into a clothesline to the back of the head by Ambrose. Ambrose with a punch and he sends Van Dam into the turnbuckles. Ambrose with a short arm clothesline and Reigns tags in and gets a near fall. Reigns with a slam for a near fall.

Reigns with a reverse chin lock on Van Dam. Van Dam with elbows but Reigns with a head butt. Reigns pie faces Van Dam and then he punches Van Dam. Reigns knocks Henry off the apron but Van Dam pops up and hits a drop kick and both men are down. Ambrose and Show tag in and Show with clotheslines followed by an Irish whip and back body drop. Rollins is pushed over the top rope by Show.

Show with a splash into the corner but Reigns pulls down the ropes and Show falls over the top rope to the floor. Henry sends Reigns over the announce table. Rollins with a flip dive onto Henry.

Everyone not named Dean Ambrose is down on the floor and Show gets back in at nine. Ambrose with a front face lock and Ambrose is picked up and send to the mat. Show with a knockout punch and then Van Dam is tagged in and hits the five star frog splash for the three count.

Winners: Rob Van Dam, Big Show, and Mark Henry

Miz walks in the back and we go to commercial.

We are back and Zeb Colter has something to say. Zeb asks everyone if they remember the song ‘Do You Know the Way to San Jose’ because after spending a few hours in this town, the song should be ‘Do You Know the Way Out’.

He tells Miz nobody likes him. Just like his adopted town of Hollywood, he is a fraud and phony. He walks around with his heads in the clouds, oblivious to what is going on in the real world.

He says that everyone should be ashamed that the state has been overrun by illegal immigrants, criminals, freaks, and bad actors. If Hollywood had any sense, they would put Antonio and Jack’s names in lights. It would be the Real American Story. He wants everyone to stand up and say ‘We The People’.

Match Number Four: Miz versus Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter and Antonio Cesaro)

They lock up and Swagger punches Miz in the corner. Miz with punches in the corner but Swagger sends Miz into the turnbuckles. Miz with a drop kick to the knee followed by a single leg take down. Swagger kicks Miz away. Miz with a kick to the knee and Miz with a front face lock but Swagger with a belly-to-belly slam and then he backs Miz into the corner and connects with a knee and Irish whip followed by a short arm clothesline.

Swagger does some We The People push ups. Swagger with a running shoulder tackle or two. Miz with the Reality Check and both men are down. Miz with kicks but Swagger with a punch and he goes for the knee but Miz moves. Miz with a DDT and he gets a near fall.

Miz misses a boot and Swagger goes fro a power slam but Miz escapes and he sends Swagger into the corner and follows with an Awesome Clothesline. Cesaro tries to distract Miz and it works because Swagger knocks Miz off the apron.

The referee sends Cesaro to the back. Colter is ejected as well. Swagger argues with the referee and Miz rolls in and gets the three count.

Winner: Miz

We go to commercial with Curtis Axel walking in the back with Paul Heyman.

Match Number Five: Zack Ryder versus Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman)

Ryder with a rollup when Axel misses a clothesline. Ryder with a series of arm drags and an arm bar. Ryder works on the arm and he applies a hammer lock. Axel gets to the ropes and then he connects with an elbow. Ryder with punches and he sends Axel into the turnbuckles. Ryder with an elbow to Axel and then he leaps over Axel. Ryder with a flapjack for a near fall.

Axel goes to the floor and Ryder follows. Axel with kicks to Ryder. Axel tries for a suplex but Ryder lands on his feet and he falls into the corner. Axel charges into knees from Ryder and then Ryder with a missile drop kick and then Ryder with a missile drop kick and Axel falls into the corner. Ryder with a running forearm into the corner and Ryder with the Broski Boot and then Axel rolls to the floor. Ryder with a baseball slide.

Ryder sends Axel back into the ring and Ryder goes up top but he misses a cross body. Axel with a kick to the head and back. Axel with a snap Saito Suplex and Axel hits the neck breaker driver for the three count.

Winner: Curtis Axel

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paul Heyman says that on Raw he was outsmarted by CM Punk. He congratulates Punk and tells him Mazel Tov. He did the impossible. Him and Brock Lesnar conspired against everyone’s hero and Punk took a camera and smashed Brock Lesnar in the face with it.

All Punk has done is prove that he really is the best. SummerSlam has a successful marketing plan. It is CM Punk’s thirst for revenge against Paul Heyman and BROCK LESNAR. Now the dynamic has shifted. Now CM Punk is the target of revenge. That vengeance will come in the presence of his beast . . . BROCK LESNAR.

In addition to the Lesnar/Punk match, there is a lot of anticipation for the Daniel Bryan versus John Cena WWE Title Match. We have a video package to look at how we got where we are now.

Match Number Six: Daniel Bryan versus Wade Barrett in a No Disqualification Match

They lock up and Barrett backs Bryan into the corner and Barrett misses a punch and Bryan with kicks to Barrett and then he hits a dragon screw leg whip and he continues to work on the legs with a surfboard but he decides to drive Barrett’s knees into the mat. Barrett with a knee to the midsection.

Barrett with a kick to the ribs and then he sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he kicks Bryan. Barrett with an Irish whip and he flips over Barrett and hits a flying clothesline and then he clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor. Bryan goes for a baseball slide but Barrett moves and Barrett sends Bryan into the ringside barrier. Barrett with an Irish whip into the ringside barrier.

Barrett misses a running boot and he gets caught on the ringside barrier. Bryan with kicks to the chest and Barrett falls into the Garcia Cubicle. Bryan goes under the ring and he gets a table and brings it into the ring. Barrett hits Bryan from behind and Barrett sends Bryan head first into the announce table.

Barrett with an Irish whip into the ring steps. Barrett rolls Bryan into the ring and Barrett looks under the ring and he grabs a kendo stick. Barrett carries the kendo stick into the ring and he hits Bryan in the back with it. Bryan with a kick to stop Barrett and Bryan tries to hit Barrett but Wade goes to the floor. Bryan with a suicide dive and then he hits a missile drop kick and he kips up.

Vince McMahon’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he is dressed to pay tribute to McDonald’s. Vince mocks Bryan on his way to the ring. We go to commercial.

We are back and Barrett with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall. We see footage from the commercial break when Barrett avoided Bryan and Bryan hits a chair in the corner. Barrett sets up a table in the corner and Barrett sets for a power bomb through the table but Bryan counters with a rana. Barrett rolls to the floor.

Bryan follows to the apron and he connects with the flying knee to Barrett’s head. Bryan yeses to McMahon and then he kicks Barrett in front of McMahon. Bryan tries for a suplex on the floor and Barrett blocks it and he hits a suplex and Vince gets to McMock Bryan.

Barrett with an Irish whip that sends Bryan into the ring post. Bryan is sent back into the ring and Barrett grabs a chair and he brings it into the ring. Barrett waits for Bryan to get up and he hits Bryan in the back with the chair. Barrett works on the back, arm, and leg. Barrett goes to the turnbuckles with the chair but he misses an elbow drop and Barrett holds his elbow.

Bryan gets a second wind and he hits a running drop kick in the corner followed by a hesitation drop kick. Bryan looks at the kendo stick and he picks it up. Bryan hits Barrett in the arm with the stick while alternating with kicks to the chest. Bryan sends the kendo stick to the floor and Bryan misses the round kick but Barrett with a rollup for a near fall.

Bryan applies the Yes Lock and Vince pulls the referee out of the ring. Barrett taps out but there is no referee so it does not count. Bryan wants to know what Vince is doing. Barrett with a Bull Hammer and Vince waves Brad Maddox to the ring and he makes the count but Bryan kicks out because Brad counted like a normal referee.

Barrett yells at Maddox and so does Vince. Barrett sets for a pump handle slam but Bryan counters with a round kick to the head and the referee does not count. Daniel stares at Maddox and Vince gives Barrett the kendo stick.

Barrett misses Bryan and he hits Maddox. Bryan with a drop kick into the corner and Barrett hits Maddox and Maddox is down next to the original referee. Bryan tries for the Yes Lock but Barrett with punches. Barrett tries for a power slam through the table but Bryan gets to his feet and he sends Barrett through the table. Vince is incredulous at ringside and the jacket comes off. Vince takes the referee shirt and he says that he is the referee.

Triple H’s music plays and he has his referee shirt on and he makes his way to the ring. Hunter rolls into the ring and Bryan goes up top for the diving head butt and he connects and gets the three count.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Daniel Bryan’s celebration is cut short by Randy Orton’s music. Orton stands on the stage with the briefcase.

We go to credits.