WWE Smackdown Recap: Sheamus Vs Bryan, Sandow Debut, Ryback
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
Bryan comes to the ring. Sheamus comes down with a taped shoulder and he is favoring it. They feel each other back. Sheamus pushes Bryan back with one arm and then punches him down. Del Rio says he is an Irish Peasant. Bryan drop toe holds Sheamus who hits the second turnbuckle face first. Bryan kicks the hurt shoulder then continues to stomp it in the corner as the ref pulls him off. Del Rio smiles at ringside. Sheamus makes it to his feet but Bryan knocks him kicks and punches the shoulder more and he goes down. Bryan front drop kicks the shoulder.
Bryan continues to decimate Sheamus as the ref keeps restraining him. Sheamus tries to keep him away from the shoulder but is unable to. Bryan charges at Sheamus who is on his knees but Sheamus catches him with the good arm and hits him with a backbreaker. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick but Daniels moves and pulls the rope down as Sheamus goes flying out of the ring. Sheamus makes his way on the apron but Bryan dropkicks the shoulder and Sheamus flies to the security wall.
Bryan leaps off the apron with a flying knee to Sheamus' face and brings him back in. Bryan kicks him back out of the ring and sends Sheamus shoulder first into the steel post. Bryan sends him back in and goes up top and delivers a head-butt to the shoulder of Sheamus; he gets a 2. Bryan is intense and relentless. Bryan rips the tape off Sheamus' shoulder and twists it behind Sheamus' back as he drops knees on it. Sheamus works his way up and manages to throw Bryan into the post in the corner.
Sheamus hits forearms to the chest in the ropes. He does it again and suplexes Bryan back in the ring and gets a 2. Bryan gets another backbreaker and kicks out. Sheamus hits knees to the shoulder of Bryan. Bryan drives the shoulder across the rope and goes up top and hits a front drop kick to the shoulder and Sheamus kicks out. Bryan hits the ropes and charges but Sheamus hits him with a double axe handle. Sheamus sets Bryan for a powerbomb but Del Rio jumps on the apron and distracts him. Bryan tries to apply a Yes Lock but Sheamus throws him into Del Rio. Bryan goes up top but Sheamus hits him with a Brogue Kick on his way down. Sheamus gets the pin.
Winner by pin: Sheamus
Sheamus holds the title in the air in the ring as Del Rio looks on from the stage.