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411’s WWE Smackdown Report 9.21.12

September 21, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

Welcome to 411′s LIVE WWE Smackdown Report 9.21.12
Championship Roll Call:
WWE Champion: CM Punk
World Champion: Sheamus
US Champion: Antonio Cesaro
IC Champion: The Miz
Unified Diva’s Champion: Eve
WWE World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Daniel Bryan


-Reminder, I do not rate matches that are under three minutes long…

-The show kicked off with Edge making his return to the WWE. He discussed his retirement, plugged Haven, which just happens to air right after Smackdown, and then said he had started watching WWE as a fan again. He noted that he had never saw anything like the Kane and Daniel Bryan hug. He also had not clue how they became the tag team champions.

Daniel Bryan then came out, and noted that THEY were not the tag team champions, but HE was the tag team champions. Bryan kept taking, and Edge excuse me, and Bryan replied that they shouldn’t talk about his ex-wife. Bryan told him to go back to acting and retirement, because there was nothing he could do to make Bryan snap. Edge said his intention wasn’t to make him snap, and they then got into a YES-NO-YES-NO battle.

Kane’s music then hit, and he and Bryan argue over who were the tag team champions. Edge broke it up, and both told Edge to take it easy, that he looked angry. Edge was confused about Kane being like Barney instead of the Big Red Machine. Edge brought up their history and asked if he remembered killing Paul and all of that fun stuff. Kane said he remembered, and as Edge took off his jacket expecting as fight, Kane opened his arms for a hug. Edge gave him a cautious hug, and Bryan went insane, yelling NO, NO, NO again. Edge then tried to make it all right with a group hug, including Bryan this time. That seemed to make Bryan happy, but then…

Damien Sandow came out. He called the whole thing an abomination, and Edge cut him off saying he could watch Bryan and Kane hug it out all show, but thirty seconds of Sandow was making him sick. Edge invited Sandow to the ring, which led to Kane and Bryan arguing over who would get to fight him.

~Commercial break~

Damien Sandow vs. Kane

Lock up, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Kane. Sandow to the floor, and Kane chases and lays him out with a right. Daniel Bryan is at ringside. Back in the ring, rights by Kane and then to the corner. Back elbow by Sandow, but Kane back with a big boot. Sandow fires back, that pisses Kane off and Sandow bails to the floor. Kane chases, tosses him back in and then Sandow stuns him off the ropes. Boots in the corner by Sandow, rights follow. Back suplex by Kane, and then lands a corner clothesline. Connects with another, and follows with the side slam for 2. Kane up top, clothesline from the top hits. Bryan distracts Kane by yelling HE is the tag team champions, which allows Sandow to hit his necktie neck breaker for the surprising victory.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Damien Sandow @ 2:30 via pin
RATING: NR

-Bryan is happy with himself, and walks away with both of the titles, yelling that HE is the tag team champions.

-Kane is backstage, pissed off, and searching for Daniel Bryan. Kane finds Dr. Shelby instead, and then says he will tear the beard off Bryan’s goat face if he didn’t give his title back. Bryan comes out of nowhere (from a prop box) at the goat face mention, and Dr. Shelby looked upset as they argued. He then calmed down and stated that they had made progress and that they could solve this with a trust exercise. Kane promised not to rip off Bryan’s beard if he gave back the title. Bryan returned the title. Kane still said they had a problem, because Bryan cost him his match. Kane ends up saying he would feel better if Bryan also competed tonight, and said HE was the tag team champions, and left.

-Alberto Del Rio is in Booker’s office. He called Booker a coward for reinstating the Brogue kick, and said that he made him lose his world title match. Booker said the move was dangerous but legal, and if Del Rio didn’t want to get hurt, maybe he should get out of Sheamus’ business. Booker did add that he felt badly about reinstating it right before the match, but he wasn’t just giving Del Rio another chance, he had to earn it. Booker made Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton for later tonight.

-Eve joined the commentary team.

Layla vs. Natalya

Boot to the gut by Layla, and then a facebuster follows. Layla points at Eve, allowing Natalya to level her with a clothesline. Natalya slams Layla to the mat, ad then applies an abdominal stretch. Counter by Layla, roll up gets 2. Natalya looks for the sharp shooter, Layla escapes and hits a neck breaker for the pin.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Layla @ 1:00 via pin
RATING: NR

-Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton is next.

Alberto Del Rio and Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus and Randy Orton

JIP as Del Rio and Sheamus are in the ring. To the corner they go, boot to the gut by Del Rio and he works over Sheamus with rights. Sheamus fights back, tags in Orton, who dropkicks Del Rio and covers for 2. Stomps by Orton follows, and then a tag to Sheamus. Rights by Sheamus as he takes Del Rio to a corner, and then misses a charge. Enziguri to the shoulder by Del Rio, and he then chokes out Sheamus with his foot. Reversal by Sheamus, Finlay roll follows and a cover is stopped as Vickie and Rodriguez distract Sheamus. Ziggler in with a cheap shot on Sheamus, and they then double team Sheamus. Elbow drop by Ziggler gets 2. Sleeper by Ziggler, Sheamus works for a tag, but Ziggler drags Sheamus to the mat. Tag to Del Rio, running boot to the ribs of Sheamus and a cover gets 2.Rear chinlock by Del Rio, Sheamus again to his feet, off the ropes and a boot by Del Rio. He charges, but Sheamus with the powerslam and BOTH men are down. Tag to Orton and he cleans houses on Del Rio with clotheslines and a snap slam. Looks for the hangman’s neck breaker and it connects. Orton drops to the mat, looking for an RKO. Ziggler in and eats a snap slam. Stun gun by Ziggler on Orton, back stabber by Del Rio and he covers for 2. Del Rio lays the boots to Orton, tags in Ziggler, and he chokes out Orton. Orton fights back, but Ziggler with the clothesline and a cover for 2. Ziggler with the chinlock, Backdrop suplex by Orton and BOTH men are down. Del Rio breaks up a tag attempt, and then kicks Orton. Counter by Orton, and dropkicks Del Rio to the floor. Orton tags Sheamus, Ziggler in as well. Sheamus misses a knee, counters the sleeper, and then Ziggler runs into a back breaker for 2. Del Rio in, Orton RKO’s him. If you guessed the finish was Dolph Ziggler eating a brogue kick for the pin, you won.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Sheamus and Randy Orton @ 8:00 via pin
RATING: **¾

Daniel Bryan vs. Cody Rhodes

Bryan in control early, kicks and uppercuts follow. Stun gun by Cody, and then lays the boots to Bryan and covers for 2. Gut buster suplex by Cody, and then lays in some more boots to Bryan. To the corner and rights by Cody. Bryan back with kicks, Cody counters and hits a clothesline on Cody. Corner dropkick connects for Bryan, looks for the NO lock, but Kane is out. He distracts him from the ramp with his pyro. Cody is able to hit cross Rhodes, and that is all.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Cody Rhodes @ 2:00 via pin
RATING: NR

-Kane laughs at Daniel Bryan from the ramp.

-Bryan finds Kane in the back and yells at him for costing him his match. Kane said that they were now even, and Bryan said Kane was jealous because he was the better singles competitor. Bryan said Kane belonged in the basement, and then Kane said Bryan belonged in a petting zoo, but then stopped their arguing because Sandown and Rhodes were laughing at them. Bad move guys. They then challenged them for a tag match tonight. Sandow and Rhodes walked off in different directions and Bryan said he thinks they were scared of him. They then argue about it.

-We get highlights from Raw, featuring Punk and Cena.

-Cole and Matthews discuss Cena’s elbow surgery.

-Brodus Clay dances his way to the ring.

Brodus Clay vs. Heath Slater

Slater is not impressed with Clay, they dance a bit, and Slater shoves Clay. Slam by Clay, and Clay dances to mock Slater. Right by Clay, knee lift follows. Slater fires back, off the ropes and runs into a TBONE suplex. Clay looks to finish him off as Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal run in and the match is over.

OFFICIAL RESULT: No Contest @ 1:00
RATING: NR

-Slater, McIntyre and Mahal all beat down Clay. Mahal makes sure to humble Clay the old country way with the camel clutch.

Non-Title Match: Antonio Cesaro © w/Aksana vs. Santino

Boot by Cesaro to begin, and lays out Santino with a right. Gutwrench suplex follows, and then works a cravat. Santino fights to his feet, but Santino with jabs and then the hip toss. Goes for the cobra, Aksana gets on the apron and distracts him. Cesaro takes control and tosses down the cobra. Aksana tries to grab it, Cesaro hits the ropes and knocks her down. The ref checks on her as Cesaro hits the uppercut, and Cesaro then yells at her. Santino rolls up Cesaro for the victory.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Santino @ 1:45 via pin
RATING: NR

-Santino celebrates with the trombone. Cesaro is pissed, grabs a mic and tells Aksana that they were finished; in five different languages.

-The Usos, Kidd & Gabriel and the Prime Time Players are around the ring as lumberjacks.

Non-Title Match: Kane and Daniel Bryan © vs. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow

Kane and Cody to begin. Rights and boots by Kane in the corner, head butts follow. Forearm shots by Kane, off the ropes and Cody manages to tag in Sandow. Kane tosses him into the ring and lays in the uppercuts. Knee sin the corner follow, and then the short armed clothesline connects for 2. Snap mare and basement dropkick by Kane connects, and Bryan tags himself in. As they argue, Cody tags in and Bryan lays in the kicks and lands a dropkick for 2. Bryan teases a tag to Kane, they YES and NO back and forth and Kane gets knocked to the floor. Disaster kick by Cody gets 2. Sandow attacks Kane on the floor, then tags in and lays the boots to Bryan. Tag back to Cody, who works the arm of Bryan. Back elbows by Bryan, off the ropes and they cross body each other, and BOTH men are down. Kane cheers on Bryan, who tags him and he starts to beat down Sandow in the corner. Sandow fights back, boot by Kane and a DDT follows. Kane looks for a chokeslam, Sandow escapes and then runs into a chokeslam anyway. Cody in with a chair and we have a DQ.

OFFICIAL RESULT: Kane and Daniel Bryan @ 5:00 via DQ
RATING: **

-After the match, Bryan in to save Kane, and Bryan then gives Kane the chair. He nails Cody and sends him to the floor. Bryan in with a chair, he smiles at Kane, and lays into Sandow with the chair. Kane takes his turn and they go back and forth on poor Sandow. Kane and Bryan look so happy right now, and Kane to the floor and tosses the Usos into the ring. All the teams now brawl with the champions, only to eat chair shots from Bryan. Kane back in with his chair and they are destroying everyone! It’s like Oprah, YOU get a chair shot, and YOU get a chair shot, and YOU get a chair shot!

-Kane and Bryan pose with the chairs and the tag team titles. They then start arguing over who is the tag team champions.

-End Scene.

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