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WWE SmackDown spoilers, results, live updates (May 30, 2014): Payback go home show

WWE Friday Night SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (May 30, 2014) from Atlanta, Georgia, with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the go home edition to the Payback pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for this Sunday night in Chicago.

Because SmackDown is a taped show, you can simply go read the spoilers to know everything that happens (find them by clicking here). We will provide results with a live blog below anyway.

You can use this space to discuss all the events as they occur, however, and it's probably going to enhance your viewing experience. In fact, I know it is because we're a lot of fun around here.

Enjoy the show!



- The Shield were out first. Roman Reigns has gotten really good at hopping the barricade as slowly as humanly possible and then menacingly looking up through his wet hair out at the crowd. Seth Rollins said they're more focused after Raw this week, and they played a video recapping what went down. Dean Ambrose said Evolution was probably happy watching the video but The Shield don't care about anything and they're going to get crazier than Evolution will on Sunday. "Bring everything you've got, boys, and bring two of 'em, because it's going to get real ugly". Good line, Dean. Rollins said he's going to eliminate Randy Orton. Then, math. Not a great Rollins promo. He brought up Triple H being the last kind left, getting circled by the hounds of justice. And if that's the case they'll take their time but they'll finish the job. Reigns was last to speak. He said it was a big mistake for Evolution to put him through a table. "We're going to torture you with kendo sticks, with chairs, with barricades, and we're going to destroy every single announce table available". Is that the first time someone has outright threatened the announce table before a match?

- They pushed the Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett "Champion vs. Champion" match really hard with a look back at all the great Intercontinental champions of days gone by. The assumption is the U.S. title will get similar treatment.

- Kofi Kingston was already in the ring coming back from a commercial. He got an inset promo to say he's starting his journey back to the U.S. title tonight. His opponent? Cesaro. Kofi was doing okay early but Cesaro countered an armdrag into a backbreaker that looked positively breathtaking. Kofi's next comeback lasted a bit longer but ended abruptly when he sprang off the turnbuckle high into the air right into an uppercut of death. That got the pin. The referee tried to raise his hand but Cesaro refused and went out of the ring so Paul Heyman could raise it. Then he climbed back in the ring and hit Kingston with the Neutralizer.

- Bad News Barrett showed up for an interview with Renee Young. He was being playful. "If you think I'm in danger of losing my Intercontinental title this Sunday at Payback ... then I'm afraid I've got some bad news!" So much better than just putting him on a podium and having him tell the audience they're ugly and their mothers dress them funny. He cut a fine promo running down Rob Van Dam, then turned his attention to Sheamus. Go England, or whatever.

- Coming back from break, Tamina Snuka was in the ring with Michael Cole telling us she's here for revenge against Divas Champion Paige, who got a huge pop for her entrance. Totally legitimate, promise. Paige got an inset promo where she said she's excited about this match so she can prove she belongs but she's excited about Payback so she can get after Alicia Fox. Speaking of Alicia, she came down during the match and when they cut to the camera next to her on the outside, you could clearly hear her say: "Gangster, coming through." Fox said she was just here to watch but she grabbed the Divas title and paraded around the ring with it. At one point she got on the announce table and took a selfie with the belt. Despite the distraction, Paige hit the Paige Turner then followed up with the Scorpion Cross Lock to get the submission win.

- Sheamus was interviewed by Renee Young. She asked what the deal is between him and Cesaro. He said "this all goes back to two weeks ago"... and I laughed way too hard to catch whatever else he was talking about. Renee told him Bad News Barrett said the Intercontinental title is more prestigious than the U.S. title. Sheamus called him "Broken Nose Barrett" and said he would kick his teeth down his throat and "that's not bad news, that's good news ... fella". Not sure why he's calling Renee "fella", but there you have it.

- Bolieve.

- Xavier Woods got the jobber entrance before Bo Dallas came out for their match. "I am Bo Dallas! And thanks to all of my Bolievers, I am undefeated since my WWE debut -- 2-0! If you work hard enough, your dreams can and will come true. All you have to do is Bolieve!" Bo worked the gimmick early, celebrating basic moves with far too much enthusiasm. Woods got most of the offense but a timely counter led to the Running Bodog for the pin. He did his victory lap and they wouldn't show the camera angle that focuses on his belly. He grabbed the mic and said "tonight, we're all winners. All you have to do is Bolieve." Then he hugged Woods.

- The El Torito-Hornswoggle feud continued next. El Torito was out with shears going crazy because he still doesn't have his tail. He was booked against Jinder Mahal here. He played up not having his tail while 3MB laughed at him. Then he freaked out and started working over Mahal. Jinder did an atomic drop, doubly effect due to the lack of a tail, no doubt. Los Matadores and 3MB started brawling outside the ring at this point, giving El Torito the opportunity for a sunset flip powerbomb on Mahal. Then TOTALLY missed on the Bullsault but got the pin anyway. JBL tried to make the save by saying "HE CAUGHT HIM WITH HIS HOOVES! HE CAUGHT HIM WITH HIS HOOVES!" Hornswoggle was trapped in the ring and threatened with the shears. The segment mercifully ended.

- Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett was next. Paul Heyman was out on commentary sans Cesaro. Naturally, he was pushing his client Brock Lesnar breaking the Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Meanwhile, Barrett and Sheamus went about working a good, strong match. Sheamus went over with the Brogue Kick. He quickly went out to the commentary desk and got in Heyman's face. Heyman quivered and quaked and said he's got two small kids to care for who both depend on him. "I'm just an advocate. Good luck on Sunday." Sheamus let him go and Heyman appeared to be holding back tears.

- Renee Young interviewed The Usos and they talked about taking a lickin' but keepin' on tickin' because you can't keep them down. They spoke Samoan, then cut a promo on Bray Wyatt. They're getting more comfortable on the mic.

- Big E vs. Titus O'Neil was next. The former came out waving an American flag, for what it's worth. They officially announced Rusev vs. Big E for Payback this weekend. Before the match could get underway, Lana came out. She cut a promo and when the fans started chanting "U-S-A" at her, she demanded they stop. Then she introduced Rusev, who came out waving the Russian flag. "He's the Bulgarian Brute but he now resides in Russia," explained Michael Cole. Rusev and Lana hung out at the top of the ramp while Big E squashed Titus. After the match, Big E and Rusev had a "Wave Off". Everyone lost, including you, fan.

- Jack Swagger vs. Adam Rose was next. The match was dumb early. Rose stuck his lollipop in Swagger's face like he was offering it to him, so I guess he's an equal opportunity creep. At one point, he ducked a few Swagger clotheslines and then jumped into Jack's arms while smiling. Swagger was disgusted. Rose is a creep, basically. He ended up winning with the stupidest cover in history and Swagger just sat frozen in time with a thousand yard stare. JBL wondered what the hell we just watched. A really stupid match, JBL, that's what we just watched.

- Bray Wyatt vs. Jimmy Uso in a Last Man Standing match was the main event of the evening. Bray was making the referee count every knockdown early. I'm not sure he ever got past two until a big dive spot from Jimmy put Bray down for a five count. He responded by laughing manically. This was not a very good match, mostly due to psychology holes. Eventually, Jey Uso was taken out and Jimmy took a Sister Abigail on the mat on the outside. That got the 10 count. The commentary team pushed that this could have been a preview of Sunday.


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