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WWE NEWS: SPOILERS - Smackdown TV taping report - Second Detailed Results on Smackdown, Main Event, NXT Dark Match, Orton vs. Bryan bonus main event, more

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WWE Smackdown TV taping report
October 29, 2013
Tampa, Fla.
Report by Josh Parry, PWTorch correspondent


Just as in Orlando for Raw, Bob Backlund was out greeting fans at the arena doors.

Dark Match: Sami Zayn beat Adrian Neville. The show kicked off with Sami Zayn out to a nice reaction in NXT territory. Lots of 'Ole!' chants and support. Out next was Adrian Neville, playing the heel. He earned some heat with his mannerisms and taunts toward Zayn. Good match, with a mix of ground wrestling and high-flying. Neville was particularly impressive with his aerial offense. He finished with a Corkscrew Shooting Star Press that popped the crowd.

WWE Main Event SPOILERS

(1) Ryback beat Kofi Kingston. Ryback pretty much dominated throughout, but had his mouth bloodied early. There was a period of "Goldberg" chants that Ryback shut down by delivering a Jackhammer.

(2) Santino beat Heath Slater (w/Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre). Not much to say on this one. Santino delivered his usual comedy spots to a good reaction from the crowd, and won with the Cobra.

(3) Fandango beat The Great Khali (w/Hornswoggle and Natalya). About what you'd expect: pretty cringe-worthy match. A highlight was Summer Rae yelling at Hornswoggle ringside. I wish I could remember the finish, but the match, along with this episode of Main Event, was pretty forgettable.

(4) Los Matadores (w/El Torito) beat Los Locales. Quick and painless. Los Matadores won with their double team finisher. "Tyson Kidd" chants popped up here and there.

WWE Smackdown SPOILERS

- HIAC and Raw recap video.

- New World Hvt. champion John Cena came out to a loud mix of boos but mostly cheers. He reiterated that he is back as the World Heavyweight Champion not only to appear on Raw, but on Smackdown. He did his shtick, went to finish with "The Champ is here..." but was interrupted by The Real Americans. Zeb suggested that Cena align with his group of Real Americans and be a champion for his agenda. Cena responded by berating the appearances of all three men, including Swagger's resemblance to Biff, Cesaro's big nipples, and Zeb's likeness to Yosemite Sam. B.A. Star, Cena!

Before things could get physical, Damien Sandow entered the fray. He call Cena a hypocrite because since returning, he's had everything handed to him on a plate, including his championship, while people like Sandow have been stabbing their best friends in the back, winning ladder matches, and fighting to become champion. Hence, Sandow has established his sole purpose in life to end the Cena Era in WWE. Things got physical, so The Rhodes Bros. emerged to even the numbers. Vickie Guerrero came out on stage to make a six-man tag match official for the main event.

- The Shield came on the Titantron with a hand-held promo. Ambrose summarized how The Usos and Big E. have been a thorn in the Shield's side in recent weeks, before stating that he and Rollins would make them believe in The Shield. Reigns looked on dejectedly.

(1) The Usos (w/Big E. Langston) beat Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns). Reigns was a factor at ringside, so Big E. came out to his home crowd, mid-match, to even the numbers. The Usos then knocked off The Shield. Post-match, Reigns attempted a solo assault on the Usos, but Ambrose and Rollins rushed the ring to restrain him. Reigns face turn, incoming!

- A graphic aired for Miz TV featuring Shawn Michaels, later tonight.

- A Raw Rebound aired, chronicling the Wyatt Family's dual-assaults on Raw last night.

(2) Luke Harper & Erick Rowan (w/Bray Wyatt) beat The Prime Time Players. The Wyatt Family entered from under the ring when the lights dimmed. It was a quick squash. Bryan entered the ring post-match and laughed at the carnage.

-Miz TV: The Miz entered and announced, "Shawn Michaels has left the building." As The Miz began to deliberate why Shawn Michaels wouldn't want to show his face tonight, Randy Orton's music hit and he came to the ring with a mic in hand. He told Miz that the last time he ran his mouth, Orton beat the hell out of him in front of his parents as the crowd practically egged him on. When Miz went to retort, Orton dropped him with an RKO and left to the back

(3) Natalya & The Bella Twins beat Divas champion A.J. Lee & Tamina & Alicia Fox in a six-Divas tag match. It was what it was. A.J. was over.

- A clip aired from earlier today in which Michael Cole asked Triple H what he makes of Big Show's lawsuit. Triple H no-sold, saying he doesn't care about Big Show's frivolous lawsuit or David Otunga's irrelevant opinion. Instead, Big Show is permanently banned from WWE.

(4) WWE World Hvt. champion John Cena & WWE Tag Team champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust beat Damien Sandown & The Real Americans (w/ Zeb Colter) in a six-man tag main event. The first half of the match really dragged, with the heels isolating Goldust for what seemed like an eternity, but the comeback was a lot of fun, and the crowd was roaring behind Cody and Cena. Cena pinned Swagger after an AA.

- The babyfaces posed and high-fived fans to end the televised portion of this week's "Tag Team edition" of Smackdown. Somewhere, Teddy Long is beaming.

Dark Match: Daniel Bryan beat WWE champion Randy Orton via DQ; Orton retained the WWE Championship. Bryan was in full "Yes!" mode for the crowd. It was a house-show style match in which Bryan got in all of his signature spots. At one point, he hurled Orton over the announce table, stood on top of it, put on JBL's hat, and "Yes'd" with the crowd. The Shield stormed the ring as Bryan had Orton in the Yes! Lock, signaling the DQ. The Usos re-emerged to keep The Shield at bay long enough for Bryan to hit Orton with knee. He did a victory-lap for the fans before heading to the back.

- Lillian Garcia thanked us all for coming. WWE Live will be back at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday, February 1.


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