Colorado Springs, Colorado
February 5, 2015
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"Then. Now. Forever." The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps Triple H's big announcement on Monday Night RAW. Triple H said the ending of the Royal Rumble match was in dispute because of The Rock's interference. Triple H then put Daniel Bryan in a match against Seth Rollins. The winner faces Roman Reigns at WWE Fast Lane. The winner of that match will then go on to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXXI for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. After an assist from Reigns, Bryan won the match. Bryan will face Reigns at WWE Fast Lane.
The Smackdown video plays, and we're brought into the arena with a big pyrotechnics display. We'll be kicking off this edition of Smackdown with an episode of Miz TV.
Miz TV with special guests Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan
The Miz is introduced with his personal assistant, Damien Mizdow. The Miz admonishes Mizdow for posing for the fans. Miz then instructs him to sit at ringside for the segment. Miz gets in the ring and poses for the crowd to boos. Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV. Miz goes to talk about his two guests, but the crowd interrupts him with a "We want Mizdow" chant. Miz says they have Mizdow sitting at ringside like a good personal assistant. Miz tells them to shut up while he does the show. Miz composes himself and continues on. His two guests tonight will face each other at WWE Fast Lane with the winner going on to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania.
Daniel Bryan is introduced first, and the arena breaks out a huge "YES!" chant. Miz goes to introduce Roman Reigns, but Reigns' music cuts him off. Reigns comes out to the ring to a decent reception from the crowd. Reigns gets in the ring and immediately takes Miz out with a Superman Punch. Reigns and Bryan stare at each other. Reigns picks up the microphone and asks Bryan if he really thinks he's going to slide in and take his opportunity. The reality is he went through 29 other superstars to win the Royal Rumble to get to this point right now. He doesn't have any problem going through one more. He's going to WrestleMania, fighting Brock Lesnar, and he's going to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Reigns asks Bryan if he'd like to know how he's going to do that. Reigns says he'll beat Bryan at Fast Lane. Reigns doesn't think they should wait. He thinks they should do this right here and right now. Reigns throws some chairs out of the ring. Bryan drops his microphone and throws the last chair out.
Seth Rollins' music hits, and he comes out to the stage with J&J Security. Rollins says he'd hate to be a party pooper, but it's kind of his thing. Rollins says he has a bone to pick with both of them. Daniel Bryan knows that last Monday on RAW, he was on the verge of beating him and punching his ticket to Fast Lane. Then he'd be going to the main event of WrestleMania. He wasn't victorious because of that jerk Roman Reigns sticking his nose in his business. Rollins says Reigns sucker punched him because he's a coward who doesn't have the guts to face him one-on-one like a man. Rollins gets that. If he were Reigns, he wouldn't want to face him. In case Reigns has forgotten, he's the one who brought back The Authority and almost beat the beast Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble. Rollins says it doesn't matter what happens at Fast Lane or WrestleMania because he holds the future in his hands. Rollins holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase.
While they're on the subject of futures, he also wanted to let Bryan know that his future is in jeopardy. Later on tonight per The Authority, he has a match against J&J Security. Bryan laughs at that. Rollins then adds in that he'll also be in the match. Rollins wishes Bryan luck making it to Fast Lane. Reigns doesn't look upset about that at all.
Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry "The King" Lawler talk about that development. Dolph Ziggler and Ryback will be in tag team action, next. Ziggler is carrying a weightlifting belt that says, "The Lil' Guy."
Renee Young is backstage with a very unhappy Miz. Miz is holding his jaw in pain. That was a pathetic attempt at a publicity stunt. Miz was out there to ask the hard-hitting questions about the so-called controversy, but the only controversy he sees is the fact that he's not in the main event of WrestleMania. Roman Reigns doesn't belong in the main event of WrestleMania, and he'll prove it if Reigns accepts his challenge.
Gold and Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler and Ryback
Ryback will start the match against Stardust. Stardust orders Goldust out of the ring. A "Feed me more" chant breaks out. They lock up, and Ryback applies a side headlock. Stardust whips him off, but Ryback takes him down with a shoulder block. Ryback hits the ropes and catches Stardust attempting a leapfrog. Dolph Ziggler tags in. Ryback hits an inverted atomic drop, and Ziggler dropkicks him down for a two count. Ziggler wrenches the arm and tags Ryback back in. Ryback punches him in the midsection before body slamming him down. Ryback goes to the second rope and hits a body splash, but his legs are under the rope so the referee won't count the pin. Ziggler is tagged back in, and they send Stardust into the ropes for a double back elbow. They then strut around before Ziggler drops an elbow. Ryback then hits a big splash for a one count. Stardust gets out of the ring to recover. Stardust gets back in and taunts him before doing a Ric Flair "WOO."
Goldust is tagged in, and he runs into a hip toss. Ryback punches him, but Goldust fights back. Stardust is tagged in, and they send Ryback into the ropes. They hit a double back elbow, but Ryback doesn't feel it. Ryback powers Stardust into the corner before punching Goldust down. Stardust then sidesteps him, and Ryback hits the ring post shoulder first. Stardust distracts the referee as Goldust clotheslines Ryback at ringside. Ziggler checks on Ryback as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Goldust punching away at Ryback as Stardust holds him up. Goldust chokes him on the ropes before applying a front face-lock. Ryback powers him into the ropes, and Stardust blind tags in. Goldust counters a powerslam with a sunset flip. Stardust then stomps him on the head. Stardust stomps Ryback again for a two count. Goldust tags back in, and he applies a front face-lock. Ryback punches out, but Goldust knees away at him. Goldust sends him to his corner, but Ryback knocks Stardust off the apron before giving Goldust a back body drop over the top rope. Stardust is tagged in before Ryback can get to Ziggler. Stardust jumps off the top rope, but Ryback punches him in the midsection.
Ziggler is tagged in, and he clotheslines Stardust before avalanching him in the corner. Ziggler connects with a neckbreaker, knocks Goldust off the apron, and drops an elbow for a two count. Stardust blocks a superkick and goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler backflips through. Stardust sidesteps a famouser, but Ziggler comes right back with a big spike DDT for a two count. Ziggler goes for a Zig-Zag, but Stardust hangs on to the ropes. Stardust then hits the Disaster Kick. Goldust begs Stardust to tag him in. Goldust then calls him, "Cody." Stardust chops him on the chest to tag him in, and he walks off. Goldust asks where he's going. Ziggler then superkicks Goldust. Ryback tags in, and he hits Shell Shocked for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dolph Ziggler and Ryback
Match Rating: **
WWE honors Black History Month by highlighting the career of "The Big Cat" Ernie Ladd.
Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins and J&J Security later tonight. Dean Ambrose is seen walking backstage. He'll be in action against Curtis Axel, next.
Curtis Axel is in the ring with a microphone when we return from the commercial. Axel has two black eyes. Axel tells the viewers to not change the channel because he's going to change the course of history. Axel says he was never eliminated from the Royal Rumble match and should be headlining WrestleMania. Axel asks everyone to join the movement of #AxelMania.
Curtis Axel vs. Dean Ambrose
The bell sounds, and Axel throws his t-shirt at him. Axel kicks and punches him in the corner. Ambrose turns him around and punches away at him before stomping him down. Ambrose rakes his face on the ropes before chopping the chest. Axel reverses a whip, but Ambrose comes right back with a running cross-body block followed by some punches. Ambrose drops an elbow before rubbing his forearm on his face. Axel reverses a whip to the corner and blocks a boot. Axel turns him around and clubs him before slamming him down off the ropes. Axel elbows him in the head before giving him some forearms to the face. Axel then throws him over the top rope and claims that would have made him the Royal Rumble winner. Axel punches away at him by the commentary table before looking wildly at Michael Cole. Axel throws him into the ring, but Ambrose comes right back out and clotheslines him at ringside.
Ambrose throws him back into the ring and hits a running forearm in the corner followed by a running bulldog. Ambrose goes to the top rope and jumps off, but Axel kicks him in the midsection. Axel goes for the Perfect-Plex, but Ambrose fights out. Ambrose then rebounds off the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose pops up and hits Dirty Deeds for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Dean Ambrose
Match Rating: * 1/4
Bad News Barrett appears on the titantron. Barrett has some breaking news courtesy of the Bad News Zone, or BNZ. A news scroll full of quite funny bad news stories from around the world appears. Barrett says Ambrose is a deranged vagrant of a superstar who is trying to make himself relevant by challenging him for the Intercontinental Championship. Unfortunately for Ambrose, things aren't looking good for him because he is too much of a lunatic to deserve an opportunity. Barrett finishes by saying, "For more breaking news, please stay tuned to BNZ."
Roman Reigns will face The Miz later tonight.
Fandango is in the ring dancing with Rosa Mendes when we return from the commercial break.
Adam Rose makes his entrance with the Rosebuds. When he does the trust fall, they all fall down. Rose says they're doing this on purpose and beats up a few of them. Rose gets on the apron, and Fandango brings him into the ring the hard way. The referee holds Fandango back from attacking anymore.
Fandango w/ Rosa Mendes vs. Adam Rose
The bell rings, and Fandango quickly takes Rose down before punching away at him. Fandango chops him a few times before sending him into the ropes for a back elbow. Rose reverses a whip to the corner before stomping away at him. Rose hits a short-arm clothesline before taunting the crowd. Rose is bleeding from the mouth. Rose kicks Fandango down before hitting a back suplex on the apron! Rose rolls him back into the ring, and Fandango surprises him with an inside cradle for a two count. Fandango quickly connects with a jumping calf kick before going to the top rope. Fandango hits the Diving Leg Drop, now dubbed "The Last Dance," for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Roman Reigns will face The Miz, next.
The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Roman Reigns
Before the match begins, The Miz orders Damien Mizdow to hand him a microphone. Miz says Reigns has embarrassed him on Miz TV for the last time. If Reigns wants to headline WrestleMania, then he should face someone who has actually done it. Reigns then makes his way to the ring. When Reigns gets on the apron, Miz punches him to the floor. Miz goes outside the ring and viciously throws him into the ring post. The referee falls down trying to keep Miz away from Reigns. The referee checks on Reigns, who is holding his arm, but he insists that he's fine.
The bell rings, and Miz immediately starts punching away at him in the corner. The referee backs him up, but Miz goes right back on the attack. The referee backs him up again, but Miz goes back and kicks away at him. Miz whips him to the corner, but Reigns quickly pops out with a clothesline. Reigns kicks away at him before bouncing him off the turnbuckle. Reigns head-butts him before sending him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Miz hits the ropes, but Reigns shoulder blocks him out of the ring. Miz yells at Mizdow to do something before turning into a clothesline from Reigns.
Reigns throws him back into the ring and sidesteps a shoulder block from Miz. Reigns kicks him in the face, but he soon runs into a boot. Miz big boots him down before punching away at him. Miz hits a running boot for a one count. Miz rips away at his face before applying a chin lock. Reigns fights up and breaks the hold before punching him. Miz comes right back with a Reality Check for a one count. Miz chokes him on the ropes before splashing him for a two count. Miz rips at his face before applying a chin lock. Reigns fights up and punches out. Miz reverses a whip before kneeing him in the midsection. Miz poses in the corner before attempting his patented corner clothesline, but Reigns clotheslines him down. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner a few times before hitting a short-arm clothesline. Reigns lifts him up, but Miz elbows him. Miz goes for a kneeling DDT, but Reigns blocks it and hits a fireman's carry flapjack. Reigns punches the mat and connects with the Superman Punch. Reigns spears him down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: * 1/2
Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins and J&J Security in the main event. Erick Rowan will face Rusev, next.
Replays are shown of Rusev viciously attacking Erick Rowan before their match could start on RAW.
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Erick Rowan
The bell sounds, and they start slugging away at each other. Rusev pushes him, but Rowan comes back with a big boot. Rowan drives him headfirst into the turnbuckle before head-butting him. Rowan sends him into the ropes, hits the opposite ropes, and takes him out with a shoulder block. Rusev rolls out of the ring to recover, but Rowan follows him outside and throws him back into the ring. Rowan blocks a kick and pushes Rusev down. Rowan splashes him in the corner before hitting the ropes, but Rusev hits him with a spinning wheel kick for a two count. Rusev kicks away at him before clubbing his chest. Rusev pushes him to the corner, but Rowan elbows him. Rusev blocks a boot, but Rowan punches him back. Rowan clotheslines him down twice before throwing him across the ring. Rowan goes to the second rope and hits a flying back elbow. Rowan avalanches him in the corner before head-butting him. Rowan punches away at him in the corner, but Rusev slides out and kicks him in the back of the leg. Rowan hits the mat hard, and Rusev superkicks him. Rusev stomps the spine and locks in the Accolade for the win.
Winner by Submission: Rusev
Match Rating: * 1/4
Rusev will face John Cena with the WWE United States Championship on the line at WWE Fast Lane. The Russian Federation flag unfurls above the ring with no malfunctions. Rusev celebrates with Lana in the ring.
Replays are shown of The Bella Twins spraying Paige with tanning liquid.
Renee Young is backstage with Paige. Renee says she's been having a tough go with the Bellas lately. We're just weeks away from her WWE Divas Championship opportunity at WWE Fast Lane. Paige says she doesn't get embarrassed easily, but she was on Monday night. She gets that she's pale and milky white. She's not like every other diva and isn't a cookie cutter cutie pie like The Bella Twins. She's also not a conformist. She doesn't fit in with the category people have made for her. As for The Bella Twins, they'll be the ones who will be embarrassed when she beats Nikki for the Divas Championship.
Alicia Fox vs. Paige
Paige's midsection is still discolored from the tanning spray. Paige immediately takes her down and punches away at her. Alicia quickly comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. The Bella Twins are seen watching backstage. Alicia gets her up for a sidewalk slam before dumping her out of the ring. Alicia taunts the fans before waiting for the count-out. Paige beats the count, and Alicia attacks her. Alicia hits a northern lights suplex for a two count. Alicia applies a chin lock, but Paige fights up and kicks her in the face. Paige hits a trio of short-arm clotheslines before dropkicking her down. Paige superkicks her down and screams. Paige drags her to the middle of the ring and applies the PTO for the win.
Winner by Submission: Paige
Match Rating: *
Footage is shown of the double date with Naomi, Jimmy Uso, Natalya, and Tyson Kidd. Kidd showed up late with Cesaro. Kidd ignored her before taunting Jimmy. Jimmy stops Cesaro from grabbing his food. Natalya says she likes what The Usos do. Kidd berates her, but Naomi stands up Natalya. Jimmy calls Kidd an ignorant jackass. Kidd flips the table on him, and Cesaro punches him down. Kidd and Cesaro walk off. Natalya says she was trying to do something nice, but Naomi and Jimmy ruined everything. Naomi checks on Jimmy.
Daniel Bryan will face Seth Rollins and J&J Security in the main event.
The commentators talk about Triple H's appearance on The Steve Austin Show. They then talk about Triple H challenging Sting for a face-to-face at WWE Fast Lane.
Bray Wyatt is seen backstage. Wyatt says they say a man is defined by his actions. He is no man. He is everywhere. He is everything. He is the spirit of perpetual negation. He is the reaper. Wyatt laughs before asking what it is that makes you think he is immune to him and there would be no repercussions for his actions. Maybe he thinks his sins just don't count. The eyes of the fool are blinded by pride. The Devil is knocking on your door. He just wants you to come home. Just let him in. Wyatt finishes by saying, "Let me in!"
Daniel Bryan's music hits, and it's time for the main event. The crowd is really buzzing for Bryan. He'll be in action against Seth Rollins and J&J Security, next.
Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins and J&J Security
Joey Mercury will start the match out for his team. Mercury wants to do a test of strength before trying to drag Bryan to his corner. Bryan stomps the foot and gets away. Mercury talks strategy before going for a waistlock, but Bryan takes him down. Mercury quickly scurries to the ropes and gets away from him. Mercury goes back to his corner to talk strategy, and Jamie Noble tags in. They lock up, and Bryan wrenches the arm. Bryan bounces him off the turnbuckle before kicking away at him. Bryan sends him into the ropes and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection for a one count. Bryan wrenches the arm and takes him down. Bryan bends his arm and stomps it before applying an arm bar. Noble screams in pain and gets out of the ring.
Seth Rollins tags in, and he talks trash to Bryan. They lock up, and Bryan applies a hammerlock. Rollins elbows him in the face before hitting the ropes. Bryan quickly comes back with a dropkick for a one count. Rollins powers him to his corner and punches away at him. The referee backs Rollins up, but Bryan is able to fight off J&J Security. Rollins forearms him down before hitting a neckbreaker. Noble tags back in, and he drops a knee before hitting a short-arm clothesline. Noble drops a leg before talking some trash. Bryan takes him down, but Noble gets to the ropes. Noble kicks him away, but Bryan comes back with some punches and kicks. Bryan goes for a turnbuckle dropkick, but Rollins moves Noble out of the way. Rollins tags in, and he sends Bryan into the barricade. Bryan holds his neck in pain as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to see Rollins applying a neck vice to Bryan. Bryan fights up, but Rollins hits him with a German Suplex. Bryan holds his neck in pain as Rollins mocks Brock Lesnar by doing his bounce. Rollins then hits a second German Suplex before mocking Lesnar again. Rollins talks trash before stomping Bryan's neck. Mercury tags in, and he drops an elbow for a one count. Noble tags in, and he stomps Bryan before dropping an elbow. Noble taunts Bryan before stomping him again. Mercury is tagged back in, and he stomps Bryan before hitting a dropkick for a two count. Rollins tags in, and he stomps Bryan. Rollins smiles at the crowd before taunting Bryan. Rollins clubs his neck a few times before reapplying a neck vice. Bryan fights up and elbows out. Bryan hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and they take each other out with a double clothesline.
Bryan gets to his feet and punches away at Rollins before Rollins catches him with a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins stomps away at him before tagging Noble in. Mercury immediately tags in, and they go to give Bryan a triple powerbomb off the top rope. Bryan counters by giving Rollins a super hurricanrana! Bryan gives Noble a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckle before kicking the middle rope into his face. Mercury clubs him in the neck and sends him to the corner, but Bryan scales the ropes and backflips over him. Bryan hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits Rollins with a suicide dive! Bryan snaps Mercury off the top rope before hitting J&J Security with a missile dropkick! Bryan kips up and starts taking turns kicking Mercury and Noble in the chest. Rollins interrupts the big kick to the head by attempting a German Suplex, but Bryan lands on his feet! Bryan ducks a clothesline and clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Bryan then gives Noble a back body drop over the top rope. Bryan ducks a shot from Mercury and kicks him in the midsection. Bryan gets the crowd going with a "YES!" chant before knocking Rollins off the apron. Mercury rolls Bryan up for a near fall. Bryan immediately locks him in a YES! Lock for the win!
Winner by Submission: Daniel Bryan
Match Rating: ** 1/4
Daniel Bryan immediately gets out of the ring and starts a "YES!" chant. Kane attacks him from behind and throws him back into the ring. J&J Security throw Bryan into Kane for a Chokeslam. Rollins, Kane, and J&J Security stand over Bryan. Rollins orders Kane to do it again, so Kane hits a second Chokeslam. Rollins then directs traffic again. J&J Security hold Bryan up for a vicious Curb Stomp! Rollins taunts the crowd as they loudly boo.