Category: Smackdown Live
We see Dolph Ziggler and Ryback walking in the back because they will be in a tag team match when we come back, and Dolph has a ‘Lil Guy’ weight belt with him.
Ryback and Dolph Ziggler appear in the Goldman Box and Ziggler says that since they stood up to the Authority, they have been targets for Stephanie and Triple H. Ryback says they can continue to throw it at them because they aren’t going anywhere. Ziggler says Goldust and Stardust say it is too bad that they are too good. Ryback wants to have them fed more.
Goldust and Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler and Ryback
Stardust and Ryback start things off and they lock up. Ryback with a side head lock but Stardust with forearms. Ryback with a shoulder tackle. Ryback catches Stardust on a leap frog attempt and he tags in Ziggler. Ryback with a reverse atomic drop and Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler with a wrist lock and he works on the arm. Ziggler does what the Miz won’t and he tags in his partner.
Ryback with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles for the belly flop but Ryback was under the ropes so the referee does not make the count. Ziggler tags back in and they hit a double back elbow and then they strut and Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and Ryback with a splash for a near fall. Stardust goes to the floor and Goldust talks to him. Goldust chokes Ryback in the ropes and he has Ryback in a front face lock. Stardust makes the blind tag and Goldust with a sunset flip and Stardust stomps on the head. Stardust gets a near fall. Goldust tags in and he applies a front face lock. Ryback with punches but Goldust with a knee. Goldust with a Irish whip but he gives Stardust a forearm. Ryback back drops Goldust over the top rope to the floor.
Stardust tags back in and he goes up top but he is met with a punch to the midsection and both men are down. Ziggler tags in and he clotheslines Stardust and hits a Stinger Splash in the corner followed by a neck breaker. He knocks Goldust off the apron and then he hits a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Ziggler lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Ziggler misses a Fameasser but he does not miss the Hesitation DDT but he can only get a near fall.
Ziggler tries for the Zig Zag but Stardust holds the ropes and then Stardust hits a double jump drop kick. Goldust calls Stardust ‘Cody’ and Stardust tags in Goldust and he leaves the ring and heads to the back. Goldust doesn’t know what the problem is and that allows Ziggler to hit a super kick and he tags in Ryback. Ryback picks up Goldust for the marching muscle buster and he gets the three count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Ryback
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Seth Rollins comes out and he has something to say as he is accompanied by Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Seth says he told everyone and at the Royal Rumble he proved once again how good he really is. He was one second away from pinning John Cena and becoming the new WWE World Champion. You what is more impressive than that? He stuck a dagger into the heart of the beast incarnate, he broke Brock Lensar’s rib. John Cena and Undertaker cannot say that. While he does not have the title leaving Philly, he has the future firm in his reach.
Seth says he is here to make an open challenge to anybody in this entire building who has the guts to think they are half the man that he is. He wants them to come out and test him. No one has the guts . . .
Ryback comes out. Joey and Jamie go after Ryback but Ryback pushes him away and then Rollins with a drop kick and it is a three on one attack. Erick Rowan comes out and he takes care of Mercury and Noble, but Rollins kicks Rowan off the apron. Rollins continues the attack on Ryback.
Dolph Ziggler comes to the ring but Rollins sends Ziggler into the announce table. Ryback gets Rollins up for the musclebuster but Rollins escapes. Rowan stops Mercury and Noble from escaping but Rollins helps Mercury and Noble escape.
Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring. Daniel says everyone seems excited tonight. Why wouldn’t you be? We are days away from the Royal Rumble and start the Road to Wrestlemania. Daniel says he could come out here and talk about how important his No Disqualification Match against Kane is tonight and how he will do anything to win that match. He could talk about how since he forfeited the title, he has been thinking about how to win back the WWE Championship. He could talk about Sting . . . and his first ever appearance on Raw. He could talk about how the Authority in power, out of power, still flat out suck. He could talk about all of that, but he wont. John Cena did something very important on Raw. Instead of being out here yakking, he knows some people who might want to get something off their chests.
Ryback, Erick Rowan, and Dolph Ziggler make their way to the ring.
Ziggler says he sat around, ate some stuffed crust pizza, watched the Triple H and Stephanie Fitness DVD . . . Daniel asks him if that is what he did and Ziggler says hell no. He says that he was showing everyone that he belongs on top. He was the Intercontinental Champion and the Sole Survivor. The Authority tried to take it away from all of them because they are a threat. They saw through the BS and stood for something they believed in.
Dolph says he would rather sit in the ring and deal with whatever punishment than sit on a couch and complain on a podcast. Kane’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage with Seth Rollins, Jamie Noble, Joey Mercury, and the Big Show. Seth says it looks like we have a Survivor Series Reunion, except they have replaced the wannabe Superman with the garden gnome Daniel Bryan.
Dolph apologizes but he says he did not recognize Seth without his nose up the Authority’s backside. Ever since you arranged to bring the Authority back, he has been waiting to get his hands on Rollins again. Seth says that he would love to do it . . . but he is not going to do that. As you probably noticed, watching at home, Seth says more important things to do than deal with Dolph. Seth says that in three days not only will he beat John Cena, but he will beat Brock Lesnar to become the next WWE Champion.
Seth says the fitness videos are phenomenal in case you want to be half the man he is. Dolph says that he never saw someone run away faster from Brock Lesnar last week. Kane says that Dolph is very disrespectful considering he just got rehired 72 hours ago. Kane reminds Daniel he has to get through him if he wants to be in the Royal Rumble Match. Daniel says he has a better chance against Kane than he did against Brock Lesnar on Monday. We see what happened on Monday night. Show tells the greasy mall hamster in the ring that there is nothing he would rather do than give everyone in the Royal Rumble a first class ticket over the top rope because you never fly first class. He won’t have to worry about that because Daniel will be facing Kane.
Kane reminds Daniel that they have known each other for a long time. Kane asks Daniel if he remembers the levels of sadism he can achieve. Dolph, you may want an Intercontinental Title match, but as a new employee, you are at the bottom of the ladder again. You will get a chance to face the man who took the title from you and that match is next.
Wade Barrett versus Dolph Ziggler in a Non Title Royal Rumble Qualifier Match for Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Barrett with a waist lock take down. Ziggler gets back to his feet and he applies a wrist lock into a side head lock. Barrett punches Ziggler and kicks him in the corner. Barrett with a kick to the midsection. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Ziggler punches Barrett in the corner. Barrett with an Irish whip and Ziggler tries to float over and Barrett with a kick to the midsection. Barrett sends Ziggler shoulder first into the ring post.
Ziggler falls to the floor and Barrett follows after and he sends Ziggler into the ring apron. Barrett uses the ring post to continue to work over Ziggler’s arm. Barrett rolls Ziggler back in and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a key lock but Ziggler with punches. Barrett with a knee to Ziggler and then he slams the injured arm into the mat. Barrett gets a near fall and then he continues to work on the arm.
Barrett with a Fujiwara Arm Bar. Ziggler punches Barrett but Barrett with a boot to Ziggler. Barrett misses a splash into the corner. Ziggler hits the hesitation DDT but he cannot take advantage and can only get a near fall as we go to commercial. Continue reading