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WWE SmackDown spoilers, results, live updates (July 25, 2014): Battleground fallout

WWE Friday Night SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 25, 2014) from Orlando, Florida, with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the fallout show from the Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) that went down this past Sunday night in Tampa, Florida.

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 Usos vs. Rybaxel started the show. The heels got the heat early. This set up the hot tag to Jey, who cleaned house and went all U-SO CRAZY. They did a twin magic finish with Jimmy taking Jey's place on the outside to trick Curtis Axel into picking him up and putting him in the ring so he could snag a small package for the pin. So, really, the babyfaces cheated here.

- The Miz was shown forcibly taking a magazine from a child backstage, signing it, handing it back, then rubbing his head.

- Miz TV was next. He said he couldn't give an acceptance speech for the Intercontinental title win after he won it, so he'll do so now. He started thanking everyone, including his parents who were in the crowd in the front row. He went out to talk to his mom. She said she's very proud of him. He asked her a couple questions, including who her favorite superstar is. Her answer: Roman Reigns. That got a nice little pop from the crowd. He thanked his wife, his dogs, and the fans. "Finally, I want to thank the most powerful influence in my life ... the moneymaker." God. Bo Dallas interrupted at this point. "Miz, it's totally okay that you didn't mention me by name because I know from the bottom of my heart that you won that battle royal because you BOLIEVE." Miz said he was a huge fan and they should do lunch. Bo liked the sound of that. Dolph Ziggler interrupted at that point. He put over how he beat Sheamus while running down Miz for his weak Oscar acceptance speech. Then he said both guys in the ring were full of crap. The heels talked down to Dolph before he pushed Dallas then tried to sock Miz. Bo knocked him out of the ring and ... that was that?

- After a commercial, we're told The Authority made a match during the break between Bo Dallas and Dolph Ziggler with The Miz on commentary. The commentary was unbearable with Miz and Michael Cole arguing back-and-forth while JBL played the heel. Dolph almost hit Miz in the moneymaker on commentary and Miz freaked out. This led him to go up on the apron and distract Ziggler, giving Bo the chance to roll him up with a hand full of tights to get the pin. 17 and BO. Ziggler laid Bo out during his victory lap followed by Miz laying out Ziggler.

- Renee Young interviewed Roman Reigns backstage. He called Randy Orton "Plan A" because he's The Authority's baby. But who cares about a plan because that goes out the window when people get hit. "It's one vs. all," Reigns said. And because Alberto Del Rio isn't on his side, he's part of the "all" so he better "have a plan because I've got the punch". What?!?

- Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro in a No Disqualification match was next. Ambrose broke out the kendo stick early but Cesaro turned the table fairly quick to take control. He set up two chairs opposite each other and body slammed Dean onto them. That looked painful. Then he set up a chair over Ambrose's back, sat on it, and choked him with a kendo stick. Cesaro started beating on him with it and Dean responded by saying "I can do this all night." For the next shot, Cesaro said "this could be the end of you!" That was great. Ambrose caught the next swing, then bounced off the second rope the way he does and hit the lariat. Another chair was set up and after a few teases, Ambrose suplexed Cesaro on top of it. Dean is still selling the shoulder, all taped up and getting targeted. He's still doing those suicide dives, though. Ambrose was tossing chairs into the ring but while doing so, Seth Rollins came out and attacked him. They did a spot where Cesaro hit the deadlift suplex on top of a pile of chairs. That was great. Still only got a near fall out of it. Cesaro, pissed, got up and acted as though he was going to do something really crazy but Ambrose rolled him up and got the pinfall victory. They did a post-match beatdown, with Cesaro hitting the Neutralizer and bailing so Rollins could hit the Curb Stomp.

- They ran a neat little video package detailing the AJ Lee-Paige feud up to this point.

- Paige vs. Naomi was next. Paige was doing AJ's skipping gimmick. She got on the mic and said that she wanted to set the record straight by saying she's still friends with AJ and that she also likes Naomi. Then she offered to shake Naomi's hand. Then, Cameron's music hit, causing Naomi to turn around. Paige proceeded to cheap shot her, hit the Rampaige, then lock in the PTO to get the tap and the pin. Cameron then came down, told the crowd "I'm here to make a statement, watch me", at which point she started throwing Naomi around and calling herself a star. Girl, bye.

- More Goldust/Stardust nonsense. Soon the cosmic key will be coming home.

- Bray Wyatt def. R-Truth in a squash match. Hardly worth anyone's time.

- After a few replays from Raw this week, the Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio main event was next. They booked this like Del Rio was a really strong threat and took Reigns to the limit but ultimately could not hang with the "Symbol of Excellence". Reigns got the finish with the Superman Punch and the Spear.


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