WWE News WWE News: Smackdown SPOILERS 8/17 - Full results for final Smackdown before Summerslam; Cena in post-taping Dark Match
Aug 15, 2012 - 2:16:56 AM
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WWE Smackdown TV Taping Results
August 14, 2012
Austin, Tex. at the Frank Erwin Center
Report by Joel, PWTorch correspondent ( @joelifer )
A great crowd Tuesday night and, to my surprise, the fullest I've seen the Erwin Center since Raw was here before Christmas a few years ago.
Smackdown SPOILERS 8/17
Smackdown opens with Alberto Del Rio coming out and demanding his title match at Summerslam. Smackdown GM Booker T comes out to tell Del Rio that a real man does not hire five goons dressed as police to take someone out. Chris Jericho comes out, which was a great surprise because he is one of the few guys I haven't seen live and I had heard he other obligations tonight. Y2J tells Del Rio that everyone is sick of him whining like a chihuahua and that his breath smells like dog poop. He said the dog poop part in Spanish, then explained what he said for those who don't speak Spanish. Who knew Jericho spoke Espanol?! Booker T set up Del Rio vs. Jericho as the main event.
(1) Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara defeated IC champion The Miz & Cody Rhodes. Awesome tag match with lots of great spots and solid back-and-forth action. This was arguably the match of the night. Rey got the pin on Cody after a 619, I believe.
After the match, Miz tried to attack Rey with the IC Title belt, but failed and ate a 619. The belt was lying outside the ring and Rey looked down at it for a bit, then held it up to cheers to promote Rey vs. Miz at Summerslam.
(2) Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks defeated two jobbers who weren't even introduced. The crowd really wanted Ryback here, as they chanted "Feed Me More," but no. Biggest disappointment of the night.
(3) Eve defeated Kaitlyn to become Booker T's assistant. I'm not sure what this really meant because nothing came of it afterwards. Maybe next week.
(4) Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan. Another good match that came down to DB putting RKO in the Yes! lock, only for Kane's explosion to go off. Bryan got out of the ring looking around for Kane, but he never showed up. Bryan got back in the ring, took an RKO, and that was that.
Kane then showed up on the entrance ramp before walking backstage. DB stayed in the ring, saying he should not have lost and began his no schtick. Triple H then came out and gave him a Pedigree, said "Yes!" and left. This was only for the live crowd.
(5) Antonio Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder. Quick match. I was mostly distracted by Aksana the entire time. Santino was on commentary and Cesaro pushed him a couple of times and finally over the announce table, then left.
(6) Alberto Del Rio defeated Chris Jericho. Before Jericho could even come out, he was attacked by Dolph Ziggler backstage. After the commercial break, Del Rio said he wins by forefit, but then Jericho's music hit and Y2J walked out holding his ribs. Back and forth match before Ziggler ran out to interfere and pulled down the ropes, but screwed up the first time, so they had to do it again (ah, the beauty of recorded television). This cost Jericho the match and gave Del Rio the pin.
Afterward, Del Rio put Jericho in his submission hold with Ziggler egging him on. Sheamus's music then hit and he stormed the ring to go after Del Rio. Del Rio ran into the crowd and then Booker T came out. Sheamus told Booker he wants his match at Summerslam, but Booker said he is injured. Sheamus replied that he would need to be missing an arm to be injured. Booker made sure that Sheamus understood the title would be on the line and then put the match back on. Shemus then beat up Del Rio some more outside the ring, then Del Rio ran away and Sheamus celebrated in the crowd. Smackdown ended here at some point.
Dark Match Main Event: John Cena defeated Big Show in a No DQ match. Notable: WWE fan Rick the Sign Guy caught Cena's hat, but gave it to a young fan. Classy move, Rick! The match ended with an AA. What else?
Overall, we had a good time, as always, at a WWE event. Fun show!
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