WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Aug. 13, 2015) from Portland, Oregon with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring all the latest build to the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for later this month in Brooklyn, New York.
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!
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WWE Signature and SmackDown intro
As usual, Seth Rollins comes out to start the show.
He tells us to slow down and soak in the good stuff before putting himself over as the greatest athlete of all time...even better than Michael Jordan and all the other greats. He then talks about his taming of Randy Orton and heroic escape from Sheamus. He even talks about reminding gravity about Neville and turning John Cena's face into surrealist art.
He then answers a question for the crowd: what is my greatest accomplishment? Seeing Seth Rollins in his prime. He references John Cena a bit before showing Cena's clip from Tough Enough in which he asks Daniel Bryan if he should wrestle at SummerSlam, and the answer was (of course) yes.
Rollins calls Cena a coward for accepting the challenge at Tough Enough, and challenges him to accept the match in person. He then says that Cena will fail to beat him at SummerSlam.
At this moment, Neville strolls down to the ring. Rollins mocks him, saying that there are no cats to save. Neville responds by saying that it takes a superhero to shut him up. Neville then puts over Cena defeating Rollins with a broken nose and also Orton, who kept Sheamus from cashing in on. He also puts himself over, saying that Rollins couldn't kick out of the Red Arrow.
Rollins mocks Neville before saying that he failed to beat Rollins for his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He tries to kick Neville out of the ring, but Neville defies, saying that Rollins talks too damn much and goes on and on and on and on and on and on...
Neville unknowingly summons Cesaro, who says that Rollins goes on and on and on and on and on and on, and the Cesaro Section is sick of his stuff.
As Cesaro talks, he is blindsided by Kevin Owens. Cesaro is thrown into the ring steps, and Neville is buckle bombed by Rollins.
Charlotte vs Naomi
This was an ok match that was less of a mess than the last time these two had a singles match. Charlotte won with the Figure Eight.
Charlotte def Naomi
Ryback comes down for a promo. He says that he's back and better than ever. He then recounts the last few months from when he won the Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber in his own "emotional" way, including coming back from a nasty staph infection.
He brings up the IC Title's curse before bringing up Big Show and the pressure to vacate the IC Title. Ryback would never do that. Instead, it'll be feeding time at SummerSlam.
Bray Wyatt tells Portland that they're here.
Roman Reigns vs Luke Harper
Before the match, Luke Harper tells us that he was born holding the devil's hand, so what's our excuse for being inherently evil? Bray Wyatt tells us that Harper's eyes are set on Reigns, but we're getting Family vs Family at SummerSlam.
As Wyatt starts to tell us what to expect, Dean Ambrose comes out. He just wants to watch Roman Reigns talk with his fists.
This was an average hoss fight here. As the end got near, Ambrose and Wyatt started trading blows on the outside as Harper and Reigns fought in the ring. Wyatt intervened after Reigns hit a Superman Punch to cause a DQ.
Roman Reigns def Luke Harper by DQ
After the DQ, everyone fights until Ambreigns gets the upper hand on Harper and Wyatt.
Rich Brennan interviews Sheamus about his cash-in attempt on Raw. Sheamus says that the WWE Universe is tired of the same old stuff, and he was about to give them what they wanted when Randy Orton intervened. Sheamus vows to Brogue Kick Orton out of existence, leaving Sheamus and Rollins alone for a cash-in.
The New Day vs The Primetime Players
This was a fairly average tag match here with the roles being reversed for the PTP (Titus as face-in-peril and Darren as the hot tag). Toward the end, New Day tried to walk away, but were stopped by the Lucha Dragons and Los Matadores. The PTP beat New Day down except for Xavier Woods, who was dragged back in the ring for a Gut Check.
The Primetime Players def The New Day
Neville and Cesaro vs Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins
After an underwhelming night, this was an awesome way to end the show. All four men did a great job here, and the match got really good after Cesaro got a hot tag. Bodies started flying everywhere, and there were some close moments, including Cesaro beautifully reversing a roll-up attempt into a Sharpshooter on Rollins. However, Rollins got the upper hand by rolling up Cesaro with a handful of tights following an Owens distraction.
Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins def Neville and Cesaro
After the match, Rollins leaves as Owens and Cesaro brawl. Cesaro gets the upper hand by hitting an Alpamare Waterslide on Owens. Neville follows this with a Red Arrow.
Cesaro and Neville stand tall to end the show.